Information Collection Submission to OMB for Reinstatement Under Paperwork Reduction Act
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that an information collection request was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review and reinstatement. The collection expired during the renewal process.
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2008
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to provide the general public with a consolidated source of program and application information related to its competitive grant and cooperative agreement (CA) award offerings for fiscal year (FY) 2008. This Omnibus notice is designed to replace the multiple Federal Register notices that traditionally advertised the availability of NOAA's discretionary funds for its various programs. It should be noted that additional program initiatives unanticipated at the time of the publication of this notice may be announced through subsequent Federal Register notices. All announcements will also be available through the Grants.gov Web site.
Wholesale Competition in Regions With Organized Electric Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) with regard to potential reforms to improve the operation of organized wholesale electric markets. The Commission invites all interested persons to submit comments in response to specific questions.
Deletion of Agenda Item From June 28, 2007, Open Meeting in Portland, Maine
The Commission will consider a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning proposed standards to ensure bidirectional compatibility of multichannel video programming distribution systems and consumer electronics equipment.
Army Science Board Plenary Meeting
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR 102-3. 140 through 160), the Department of the Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army Science Board (ASB). Date(s) of Meeting: July 18-19, 2007. Time(s) of Meeting: 0800-1700, July 18, 2007. 0800-1500, July 19, 2007. Place of Meeting: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, 100 Academy Drive, Irvine CA 92617.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
This notice announces meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to prepare advice on U.S. positions for a meeting of the Advisory and Study Groups of the International Telecommunication UnionDevelopment Sector (ITU-D), to prepare advice on U.S. positions for a meeting of the Radio Assembly of the International Telecommunication UnionRadiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), and to prepare advice on U.S. positions for a meeting of the Advisory Group of the International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). The ITAC will meet as the ITAC-D to prepare for the ITU-D September 2007 Advisory and Study Group meeting on July 19 and 26, and August 2 and 9, 2007, in the Washington, DC metro area. All meetings are from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. EDT. The ITAC will meet as the ITAC-R to prepare for the next ITU-R Radio Assembly weekly on Thursdays from July 26 through October 11, 2007 from 10 a.m.-noon, in the Washington, DC metro area. The ITAC will meet as the ITAC-T to prepare for the ITU-T December 2007 Advisory Group meeting, in particular addressing restructuring the ITU-T Study Group structure, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. EDT on July 18, 2007, in the Washington, DC metro area. The actual locations and other meeting particulars will be announced on the ITAC-D and ITAC-T reflectors or may be obtained from the secretariat, (firstname.lastname@example.org). The meetings are open to the public.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the First Quarter of Calendar Year 2007
Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on January 1, 2007 and ending on March 31, 2007.
Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates
The Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per Diem Bulletin Number 254. This bulletin lists revisions in the per diem rates prescribed for U.S. Government employees for official travel in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Possessions of the United States. AEA changes announced in Bulletin Number 194 remain in effect. Bulletin Number 254 is being published in the Federal Register to assure that travelers are paid per diem at the most current rates.
Meeting of the DOD Advisory Group on Electron Devices
The DoD Advisory Group on Electron Devices (AGED) announces a closed session meeting.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Special Resource Study (SRS) for Sites Related to the Civil War Battle of Franklin, Near Franklin, Tennessee
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service policy in Director's Order 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making) the National Park Service (NPS) will prepare an EIS for the SRS for sites related to the Civil War Battle of Franklin (BoF) located in Franklin, Tennessee. The statement will assess potential environmental impacts associated with various types and levels of visitor use and resources management for sites related to the BoF. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6 which prescribes the regulations for implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act. The process by which the Secretary of the Interior will conduct SRSs is contained in 16 U.S.C. 1a-5. New areas are typically added to the National Park System by an Act of Congress. The National Park Service is often tasked by Congress to evaluate potential new areas for compliance with the established criteria for designation. The NPS documents its findings in a SRS Report. On December 1, 2005, Congress passed the Franklin National Battlefield Study Act (Pub. L. 109-120) directing the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a SRS for certain sites in Tennessee including the cities of Brentwood, Franklin, Triune, Thompson Station, and Spring Hill, Tennessee. The NPS is currently accepting comments from interested parties on issues, concerns, and suggestions pertinent to the BoF. Suggestions and ideas for managing the cultural and natural resources associated with the BoF are encouraged. Comments may be submitted in writing to the address listed at the end of this notice or through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov. The NPS will publish periodic newsletters on the PEPC Web site to present scoping issues and preliminary management concepts to the public as they are developed. Public meetings to present management concepts will be conducted in the local area. Specific locations, dates, and times will be announced in local media and on the PEPC Web site. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to: Tim Bemisderfer, Battle of Franklin SRS, NPS Southeast Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division, 100 Alabama Street, 6th Floor 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. You may also comment via the Internet to http://parkplanning.nps.gov/sero. Please submit Internet comments as a plain text file, avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include your name and return address in your Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we have received your Internet message, contact us directly at 404-562-3124, extension 693. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.
Notice of Intent (NOI) to Expand the Scope of the General Management Plan (GMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Being Prepared for Fort Pulaski National Monument
The National Park Service (NPS) is expanding the scope of the GMP/EIS being prepared for Fort Pulaski National Monument. As part of this planning effort, the NPS will include a wilderness study to determine if any portions of the park should be recommended for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System as defined in the Wilderness Act of 1964. The study will be included as part of the GMP/EIS currently in preparation. A NOI to prepare an EIS for the GMP was originally published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2005, (Volume 70, Number 36). That EIS now will be expanded to include an evaluation of the impacts associated with possible designation of wilderness at Fort Pulaski. This notice is being furnished as required by National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations 40 CFR 1501.7. To facilitate sound planning and analysis of environmental impact, the NPS is gathering information necessary for the preparation of the GMP, the wilderness study, and the associated EIS and is obtaining suggestions and information from other agencies and the public on the scope of issues to be addressed. Comments and participation in this scoping process are invited.
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year; Correction
The Indian Health Service published a document Federal Register on June 20, 2007, concerning rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by Indian Health Service facilities for Calendar Year 2007 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries of other Federal Programs. The document contained five incorrect rates.
Notice Before Waiver With Respect to Land at Roanoke Regional Airport, Roanoke, VA
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release of 1.2 acres of land at the Roanoke Regional Airport, Roanoke, Virginia to the City of Roanoke (Property Map Parcel N) in exchange for 1.2 acres of land with frontage on Barnes Road (Property Map Parcel M). The land swap will allow the airport to control the land at the bottom of an existing drainage conveyance channel. Releasing the land does not adversely impact the Airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. Fair Market Value of the land has been assessed for both parcels and will be a beneficial exchange for the Airport Sponsor.
Thirteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS): Arkansas River Valley Intermodal FAcilities, Russellville, Arkansas (Pope County)
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in a joint venture with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) and the River Valley Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (RVRIFA), is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare a SDEIS for developing a regional intermodal facility in the Arkansas River Valley. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is functioning as a Cooperating Agency for this project and plans to adopt the River Valley Regional Intermodal Facilities Environmental Impact Statement upon completion. This project is intended to improve regional and national transportation, to serve existing industry, and to provide
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Draft NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
By letter dated November 9, 2006, Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania requested that the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the Commonwealth as authorized by Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would give up, and Pennsylvania would take over, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the Commonwealth. As required by the Act, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of an assessment by the NRC staff of the Pennsylvania regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft NRC staff assessment, the adequacy of the Pennsylvania program, and the Commonwealth's program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in Pennsylvania from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that the NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR Part 150.
Coast Guard Sector, Marine Inspection Zone, and Captain of the Port Zone Structure; Technical Amendment
This rule makes non-substantive amendments throughout titles 33 and 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations, in order to align with changes in the Coast Guard's internal organization that resulted from the Coast Guard's recent sector realignment. The amendments typically describe the boundaries of sectors, marine inspection zones, and Captain of the Port zones; describe the reporting relationship between various field units; or reflect a change in the identity of the field unit that is responsible for a particular matter. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report, Form LM-30
The Employment Standards Administration's (``ESA'') Office of Labor-Management Standards (``OLMS'') of the Department of Labor (``Department'') publishes this Final Rule to revise the Form LM-30, Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report, its instructions, and related provisions in the Department's regulations. The Form LM-30 implements section 202 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (``LMRDA'' or ``Act''), 29 U.S.C. 432, whose purpose is to require officers and employees of labor organizations to report specified financial transactions and holdings to effect public disclosure of any possible conflicts between their personal financial interests and their duty to the labor union and its members. This rule clarifies the Form LM-30 and its instructions by explaining key terms and providing examples of the financial matters that must be reported, eliminates or modifies administrative exceptions in the old Form LM-30 that impeded the full disclosure of financial matters that constitute conflicts, or potential conflicts, of interest, and improves the usability of the reports by union members and the public.