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Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 46688 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices ISG lines 422–427, that the percentage of ‘‘crane issue reports caused by poor human performance’’ has increased over time and averaged between 70–80 percent of the reports, should not be taken to mean that human performance is getting worse over time, and NRC should not establish any regulatory expectations based on such an assumption. Response. NRC is not adding expectations based on these statistics reported in NUREG–1774. NRC recognizes there could be many factors, known and unknown, that may be driving the statistics. The intent of quoting the statistics in the ISG is to show that human performance did contribute significantly to the rate of load drops from cranes in the empirical data in this hypothetical example. To help clarify, the ISG is revised to add the following sentence starting in line 425: ‘‘The reason for citing this statistic is not to imply that human performance is deteriorating over time, but as an indicator that human performance does contribute significantly to events in the empirical data in this hypothetical example.’’ Comment 21. One commenter stated that the statement in item 6 on ISG lines 491–493 that the NRC staff review should look for a ‘‘rigorous performance-monitoring program that might compensate for elements missing from the NUREG–1774 facilities’’ would not be a necessary part of the LA unless the applicant claimed better crane reliability than the empirical data in NUREG–1774. Response. NRC disagrees with the commenter. The ISG does not direct NRC staff review to look for ‘‘ * * * a rigorous performance-monitoring program that might compensate for elements missing from the NUREG– 1774 facilities.’’ ISG lines 487–493 discuss a hypothetical scenario where there are differences, in the conditions at the facilities from which the empirical data were obtained, compared to those at the GROA. The ISG lists examples of what the LA might provide as part of the technical basis for whatever empirical rate(s) are chosen. ‘‘Rigorous performance-monitoring program to account for uncertainties’’ is just one example of justification the LA may provide for using a particular empirical rate (as is, or modified). This is part of the staff review of assumptions in the analysis, and checking for justifiable inputs from a human performance perspective (which the commenter recognized is a reasonable thing to do in the LA review). No change to the ISG was made as a result of this comment. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 Jon Chen, Project Manager, Division of High-Level Waste Repository Safety, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001 [Telephone: (301) 492–3197; fax number: (301) 492–3361; e-mail: jcc2@nrc.gov]; or Robert K. Johnson, Senior Project Manager, Division of High-Level Waste Repository Safety, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001 [Telephone: (301) 492–3175; fax number: (301) 492–3361; e-mail: rkj@nrc.gov]. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of August, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. N. King Stablein, Chief, Project Management Branch B, Division of High-Level Waste Repository Safety, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E7–16456 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Petition under Section 302 on China’s Currency Valuation; Decision Not To Initiate Investigation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Decision not to initiate investigation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined not to initiate an investigation under section 302 of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to a petition addressed to China’s currency valuation policies because initiation of an investigation would not be effective in addressing the issues raised in the petition. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 14, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrence J. McCartin, Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for China Enforcement, (202) 395–3900; or William Busis, Associate General Counsel and Chairman of the Section 301 Committee, (202) 395–3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 17, 2007, the Bipartisan China Currency Action Coalition filed a petition pursuant to section 302(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the Trade Act), alleging that certain acts, policies and practices of the Government of China with respect to the valuation of China’s currency deny and violate international legal rights of the United States, are unjustifiable, and PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 burden or restrict U.S. commerce. In particular, the petition alleged that China’s acts, policies, and practices that ´ maintain a fixed exchange rate vis-a-vis the U.S. dollar have resulted in a significant undervaluation of China’s currency. The petition alleged that these acts, policies and practices amount to: a prohibited export subsidy under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and articles VI and XVI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994); exchange action under article XV of the GATT 1994 that frustrates the intent of articles I, II, III, VI, XI , and XVI of the GATT 1994; and subsidies that are inconsistent with China’s obligations under articles 3, 9, and 10 of the Agreement on Agriculture. The petition also alleged that these acts, policies, and practices of China violate international legal rights of the United States under articles IV and VIII of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund, and that they burden or restrict U.S. commerce by, among other things, suppressing U.S. manufacturing for domestic consumption and the growth in U.S. exports. On June 14, 2007, the USTR determined not to initiate an investigation under section 302 of the Trade Act because, among other reasons, an investigation would not be effective in addressing the acts, policies, and practices covered in the petition. The Administration is currently involved in efforts to address with the Government of China the currency valuation issues raised in the petition. The USTR believes that initiation of an investigation under section 302 would hamper, rather than advance, Administration efforts to address China’s currency valuation policies. William Busis, Chairman, Section 301 Committee. [FR Doc. E7–16455 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P PEACE CORPS Volunteer Language Testing Scores System Peace Corps. Notice to add a new system of AGENCY: ACTION: records. SUMMARY: As required under the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, the Peace Corps is giving notice of a new system of records, Volunteer Language Testing Scores System. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices 46689 This action will be effective without further notice on October 5, 2007 unless comments are received by September 20, 2007 that would result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by e-mail to sglasow@peacecorps.gov. Include Privacy Act System of Records in the subject line of the message. You may also submit comments by mail to Suzanne Glasow, Office of the General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 8200, 1111 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20526. Contact Suzanne Glasow for copies of comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Glasow, Associate General Counsel, 202–692–2150, sglasow@peacecorps.gov. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM: SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION General routine uses A–L apply to this system. [Release No. 34–56255; File No. SR–Amex– 2007–77] The Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, provides that the public will be given a 30-day period in which to comment on the new system. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which has oversight responsibility under the Act, requires a 40-day period in which to review the proposed system. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a, Peace Corps has provided a report on this system to OMB and the Congress. SAFEGUARDS: DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SYSTEM NAME: PC–32, Volunteer Language Testing Scores System. Overseas Training Division, Training and Staff Development Unit, Peace Corps, 1111 20th St., NW., Washington, DC 20526. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Any Peace Corps Trainee or currently serving Volunteer. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Name, Volunteer Identification Number, gender, Social Security Number, country of service, region of service, date of birth, project type, project name or assigned sector, language background, notes, test date, language code, tester code, length of preservice training, Educational Testing Services/Teaching of Foreign Language rating, certificate of language proficiency, and reason not tested, if applicable. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: The Peace Corps Act, 22 U.S.C. 2501 et seq. PURPOSE: To record Educational Testing Services/Teaching of Foreign Language rating of Peace Corps Volunteers. 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 Peace Corps Volunteer host country officials for review of their qualifications for a program. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: In a computerized database. RETRIEVABILITY: By name, region, gender, assigned sector, or date tested. Computer records are maintained in a secure, password-protected computer system. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Records in the computerized database are kept for seven years after swear in and five years after close of service. SYSTEM MANAGER: Chief, Overseas Training, Center for Field Assistance and Applied Research (CEN), 1111 20th St., NW., Washington, DC 20526. Any individual who wants to know whether this system of records contains a record about him or her, who wants access to his or her record, or who wants to contest the contents of a record, should make a written request to the System Manager. Requesters will be required to provide adequate identification, such as a driver’s license, employee identification card, or other identifying document. Additional identification may be required in some instances. Requests for correction or amendment must identify the record to be changed and the corrective action sought. Complete Peace Corps Privacy Act procedures are set out in 22 CFR Part 308. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Record subject and official records of Educational Testing Services/Teaching of Foreign Language rating. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. Dated: August 15, 2007. Wilbert Bryant, Associate Director for Management. [FR Doc. E7–16366 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Eliminate Certain Exchange Rules Prohibiting the Entering of Limit Orders on Both Sides of the Market on a Regular and Continuous Basis August 15, 2007. PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION, ACCESS, AND CONTESTING: SYSTEM LOCATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 RECORDS MAY ALSO BE DISCLOSED TO: Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on August 8, 2007, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. Amex has designated the proposed rule change as constituting a ‘‘noncontroversial’’ rule change under paragraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4,3 which renders the proposal effective upon receipt of this filing by the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Rules 1000–AEMI, 1000A–AEMI, 1200– AEMI, 1200A–AEMI, 1200B–AEMI, 1500–AEMI, and Rule 1400 to eliminate the prohibition on the entering of certain limit orders in Exchange Traded Fund Shares and other equity derivative products into the Exchange’s trading systems. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Amex, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and www.amex.com. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 21, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46688-46689]
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[FR Doc No: E7-16366]


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PEACE CORPS


Volunteer Language Testing Scores System

AGENCY: Peace Corps.

ACTION: Notice to add a new system of records.

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SUMMARY: As required under the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as 
amended, the Peace Corps is giving notice of a new system of records, 
Volunteer Language Testing Scores System.

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DATES: This action will be effective without further notice on October 
5, 2007 unless comments are received by September 20, 2007 that would 
result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by e-mail to sglasow@peacecorps.gov. 
Include Privacy Act System of Records in the subject line of the 
message. You may also submit comments by mail to Suzanne Glasow, Office 
of the General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 8200, 1111 20th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20526. Contact Suzanne Glasow for copies of comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Glasow, Associate General 
Counsel, 202-692-2150, sglasow@peacecorps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, provides 
that the public will be given a 30-day period in which to comment on 
the new system. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which has 
oversight responsibility under the Act, requires a 40-day period in 
which to review the proposed system. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a, 
Peace Corps has provided a report on this system to OMB and the 
Congress.

System Name:
    PC-32, Volunteer Language Testing Scores System.

System Location:
    Overseas Training Division, Training and Staff Development Unit, 
Peace Corps, 1111 20th St., NW., Washington, DC 20526.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:
    Any Peace Corps Trainee or currently serving Volunteer.

Categories of Records in the System:
    Name, Volunteer Identification Number, gender, Social Security 
Number, country of service, region of service, date of birth, project 
type, project name or assigned sector, language background, notes, test 
date, language code, tester code, length of preservice training, 
Educational Testing Services/Teaching of Foreign Language rating, 
certificate of language proficiency, and reason not tested, if 
applicable.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:
    The Peace Corps Act, 22 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.

Purpose:
    To record Educational Testing Services/Teaching of Foreign Language 
rating of Peace Corps Volunteers.

Routine uses of Records Maintained in the System:
    General routine uses A-L apply to this system.

Records May Also Be Disclosed To:
    Peace Corps Volunteer host country officials for review of their 
qualifications for a program.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, 
and Disposing of Records in the System:
Storage:
    In a computerized database.

Retrievability:
    By name, region, gender, assigned sector, or date tested.

Safeguards:
    Computer records are maintained in a secure, password-protected 
computer system.

Retention and disposal:
    Records in the computerized database are kept for seven years after 
swear in and five years after close of service.

System Manager:
    Chief, Overseas Training, Center for Field Assistance and Applied 
Research (CEN), 1111 20th St., NW., Washington, DC 20526.

Procedures for Notification, Access, and Contesting:
    Any individual who wants to know whether this system of records 
contains a record about him or her, who wants access to his or her 
record, or who wants to contest the contents of a record, should make a 
written request to the System Manager. Requesters will be required to 
provide adequate identification, such as a driver's license, employee 
identification card, or other identifying document. Additional 
identification may be required in some instances. Requests for 
correction or amendment must identify the record to be changed and the 
corrective action sought. Complete Peace Corps Privacy Act procedures 
are set out in 22 CFR Part 308.

Record Source Categories:
    Record subject and official records of Educational Testing 
Services/Teaching of Foreign Language rating.

Exemptions Claimed for the System:
    None.

    Dated: August 15, 2007.
Wilbert Bryant,
Associate Director for Management.
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