July 13, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a Field Release to Produce Antibodies in Genetically Engineered Tobacco
Document Number: E7-13660
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared an environmental assessment for a field release involving a transgenic tobacco line that has been genetically engineered to produce an antimicrobial antibody that binds to a bacterium (Streptococcus mutans) associated with tooth decay in humans. The purpose of this field release is to generate plant biomass from which the antibody will be extracted after harvest. The environmental assessment provides a basis for our conclusion that this field release will not present a risk of introducing or disseminating a plant pest and will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Based on its finding of no significant impact, we have determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared for this field release.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-13659
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA commends the Forest Service for meeting the non-point source TMDL requirements in the project area. However, EPA has environmental concerns about potential impacts to Riparian Conservation Areas from timber management activities. Rating EC2.
Procedures for H-2B Temporary Labor Certification in Non-Agricultural Occupations
Document Number: E7-13656
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice, also published as Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 21-06, Change 1 (http://wdr.doleta.gov/ directives/corrdoc.cfm?docn=2456), modifies certain procedures under TEGL 21-06 for State Workforce Agencies and ETA National Processing Centers to process H-2B labor certification applications. H-2B visas are for temporary employment in non-agricultural occupations.
Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-13655
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 27, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on non- malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). This review covers two manufacturers/exporters: Myland Industrial Co., Ltd. (``Myland'') and Buxin Myland (Foundry) Ltd. (``Buxin''). We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of review. We received no comments from interested parties. Therefore, we have made no changes to the weighted- average dumping margins determined for Myland and Buxin in the final results of this administrative review.
Announcing Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules
Document Number: E7-13654
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces Draft Federal Information Processing Standard 140-3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, for public review and comment. The draft standard, designated ``Draft FIPS 140-3,'' is proposed to supersede FIPS 140-2. FIPS 140-1 was first published in 1994. In 2001 FIPS 140-2 superseded FIPS 140-1. FIPS 140-2 specified that it will be reviewed within five years. In 2005, NIST solicited public comments on reaffirming the standard. The comments received by NIST supported maintaining the standard. The comments also supported updating the standard due to advances in technology. The proposed revision can be found at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts.html#fips140-3 and is now available for public review and comment. Prior to the submission of this proposed standard to the Secretary of Commerce for review and approval, it is essential that consideration is given to the needs and views of the public, users, the information technology industry, and Federal, State and local government organizations. The purpose of this notice is to solicit such views.
Notice of Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E7-13653
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 7, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') administrative review of certain cut-to-length carbon- quality steel plate (``CTL Plate'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea''). The review covers Donguk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (``DSM''). The period of review (``POR'') is January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. The Department received comments concerning our preliminary results from DSM (``respondent''). The final results are listed in the section ``Final Results of Review'' below.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Beef 2007-08 Study
Document Number: E7-13652
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a reinstatement of an information collection to support the National Animal Health Monitoring System national Beef 2007-08 Study.
Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E7-13651
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Designation of the State of New Mexico Under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and Poultry Products Inspection Act
Document Number: E7-13650
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing that it is designating the State of New Mexico as a State to receive Federal inspection with respect to operations and transactions involving meat and poultry products within the State because representatives of the State have requested such designation. In response to the State's request, FSIS will assume responsibility for the meat and poultry inspection programs in the State of New Mexico on August 13, 2007. Therefore, FSIS is amending the Federal meat and poultry products inspection regulations by adding New Mexico to the list of designated States.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service; Determination of Nonregulated Status for Plum Genetically Engineered for Resistance to Plum Pox Virus
Document Number: E7-13649
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our determination that a plum line developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, designated as transformation event C5, which has been genetically engineered for resistance to infection by plum pox virus, is no longer considered a regulated article under agency regulations governing the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms. Our determination is based on our evaluation of data submitted by the Agricultural Research Service in their petition for a determination of nonregulated status, an analysis of other scientific data, and comments received from the public in response to a previous notice announcing the availability of the petition and an environmental assessment. This notice also announces the availability of our written determination and our finding of no significant impact.
Region IV North Florida District Advisory Council Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-13648
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Kansas Disaster Number KS-00018
Document Number: E7-13647
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1699-DR), dated 05/06/ 2007. Incident: Severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding. Incident Period: 05/04/2007 through 05/18/2007. Effective Date: 06/30/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/06/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/06/2008.
Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation; One-Step Turnkey Design-Build Contracts for United States Coast Guard (HSAR Case 2007-002)
Document Number: E7-13646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend the Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) to incorporate the delegation of turnkey design-build authority from the Secretary of Homeland Security to the United States Coast Guard. The rule is necessary to implement changes resulting from section 205 of Public Law 109-241.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E7-13645
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 7,072,560: Twist free method of optical fiber stowage and payout, Navy Case No. 84610//U.S. Patent No. 7,166,664: Limonene, pinene, or other terpenes and their alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, as polymer solvents for conducting polymers in aqueous and non-aqueous coating formulations and their uses, Navy Case No. 96100.
East Texas to Mississippi Expansion Project; Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket Nos. CP06-446-000, PF06-17-000, PF-06-23-000, FERC EIS 0206D
Document Number: E7-13644
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR Part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Guidelines (7 CFR Part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, has decided to subordinate its rights, acquired under the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), to allow the Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP (Gulf South) to cross NRCS held conservations easements associated with the East Texas to Mississippi Expansion Project (Project) in Madison Parish, Red River Parish, Richland Parish and Ouachita Parish, LA. On September 1, 2006, Gulf South filed, in Docket No. CP04-446-000, an application under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for authorization to construct and operate its proposed project. The proposed project consists of 241.9 miles of pipeline, and 110,604 horsepower (hp) of compression that will connect Gulf South's existing facilities in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana to Gulf South's pipeline in Simpson County, Mississippi. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) to fulfill requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The purpose of this document was to make public the analysis of the environmental impacts that would likely result from the construction and operation of the proposed Project. The NRCS participated as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EIS. The project will affect approximately 16 NRCS held Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) easements by creating a 60 ft. permanent right of way (within a 100 ft. construction right of way) that extends for approximately 241.9 miles of which 12.5 miles is over lands encumbered under WRP easements located in Madison, Red River, Richland and Ouachita Parishes, Louisiana. Of the 34,584 acres encumbered by WRP easements in Madison Parish, Louisiana 76.43 acres will be affected; Of the 513 acres encumbered by WRP easements in Red River Parish, Louisiana 4.61 acres will be affected; of the 7,285 acres encumbered by WRP easements in Richland Parish, Louisiana 6.36 acres will be affected; of the 3,716 acres encumbered by WRP easements in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana 1.82 acres will be affected.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2004-56
Document Number: E7-13643
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2004-56, Model 457 Plan Provisions.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E7-13642
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, PS-89-91 (TD 8622), Exports of Chemicals That Deplete the Ozone Layer; Special Rules for Certain Medical Uses of Chemicals That Deplete the Ozone Layer (Sec. Sec. 52.4682-2(b), 52.4682-2(d), 52.4682-5(d), and 52.4682-5(f).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E7-13641
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, CO-88-90 (TD 8530), Limitation on Net Operating Loss Carryforwards and Certain Built-In Losses Following Ownership Change; Special Rule for Value of a loss Corporation Under the Jurisdiction of a Court in a Title 11 Case (Section 1.382-9).
Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Site, Plymouth, Washington County, NC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E7-13628
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response concerning the Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Site located in Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-13627
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-13626
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Announcement 2004-46
Document Number: E7-13625
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Announcement 2004-4, Son of Boss Settlement Initiative.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: E7-13624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) helicopters. That AD currently requires certain checks of the magnetic chip detector plug (chip detector) and the main gearbox (MGB) oil-sight glass, certain inspections of the lubrication pump (pump), and replacing the MGB and the pump with an airworthy MGB and pump, if necessary. Also, the AD requires that before an MGB or pump with any hours time-in- service (TIS) can be installed, it must meet the AD requirements. This action would retain those requirements but would add all serial- numbered pumps to the applicability. This proposal is prompted by additional cases of MGB lubrication pump deterioration and a further investigation that determined that all serial-numbered pumps might be affected. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to detect sludge on the chip detector and dark oil in the MGB, to prevent failure of the MGB pump, seizure of the MGB, loss of drive to an engine and main rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated with EPA's ENERGY STAR® Product Labeling; EPA ICR No. 2078.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0528
Document Number: E7-13623
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Petition for Reconsideration and Proposal for Withdrawal of Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for Georgia for Purposes of Reducing Ozone Interstate Transport
Document Number: E7-13622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period on our proposed response to a Petition for Reconsideration regarding a final rule we issued under Section 110 of the Clean Air Act related to the interstate transport of nitrogen oxides (NOX). On June 8, 2007, EPA proposed to rescind the applicability of the requirements of the Phase II NOX State Implementation Plan (SIP) Call Rule to the State of Georgia, only. The EPA is reopening the comment period that originally ends on July 23, 2007. The extended comment period will close on August 24, 2007. The EPA is extending the comment period because of a request we received in a timely manner.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-13620
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-13618
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-13617
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (``MACOSH'' or ``Committee'') was established to advise the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA on issues relating to occupational safety and health in the maritime industries. The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to announce the MACOSH and workgroup meetings scheduled for July 31 through August 1, 2007.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-13616
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFEs modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
New York; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-13615
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-1710-DR), dated July 2, 2007, and related determinations.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: E7-13614
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds to the Procurement List a product and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List services previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletion
Document Number: E7-13613
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List a service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete a service previously furnished by such agencies. Comments must be received on or before: August 12, 2007.
Kansas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-13612
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1711-DR), datedJuly 2, 2007, and related determinations.
Nebraska; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-13610
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Nebraska (FEMA-1706-DR), datedJune 6, 2007, and related determinations.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-13609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFEs modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Model 206A and 206B Helicopters
Document Number: E7-13607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 206A and 206B helicopters, serial numbers (S/N) 0004 through 3906, with two- piece vertical stabilizer (fin) supports (fin supports) installed. This proposal would require inserting a revision into the applicable maintenance manual, verifying the torque on the fin support attachment hardware, inspecting the fin support bracket and vertical fin for paint or gaps, and inspecting the fin support bracket for cracking, and if a crack is found, replacing the two-piece vertical fin support with a one-piece casting support. This proposal is prompted by an accident in which the fin supports failed. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to detect improper torque of the fin support attachment hardware, gaps between the fin support bracket and the doubler, painted mating surfaces of the fin supports, vertical fin, and vertical fin inserts (fin inserts), and cracking in the fin supports, to prevent the vertical fin from rotating into the tail rotor, separation of the tail rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Trimble or FreeFlight Systems 2101 I/O Approach Plus Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation Systems
Document Number: E7-13606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Trimble or FreeFlight Systems 2101 I/O Approach Plus global positioning system (GPS) navigation system (2101 I/O Approach Plus system). The AD would require a software upgrade for this system. This proposal is prompted by an incident that led to the discovery of several annunciation errors with the 2101 I/O Approach Plus system. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent a pilot from making an unsafe decision based on erroneous information provided by the 2101 I/O Approach Plus system, which could result in loss of control of the aircraft.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: E7-13605
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-13604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-13603
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: E7-13597
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services