August 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 1 - 50 of 3,048
Airplane Performance and Handling Qualities in Icing Conditions
Document Number: Z7-14937
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2007-08-31-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2007-08-31
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E7-17382
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-17374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Based on the agency's evaluation, the NHTSA denies a petition for rulemaking from Ricon Corporation (Ricon) to amend S6.1/S7.4 (threshold warning signal requirement and related test procedure), S6.10.2.3 (anti-stow interlock requirement) and S6.10.2.7/S7.6 (occupied inner roll stop interlock requirement and related test procedure) of FMVSS No. 403. The NHTSA believes that the rulemaking is unnecessary because granting the proposed amendments would not result in a substantial increase in the effectiveness and safety benefit of the requirements and related test procedures. The NHTSA also believes that the current requirements and test procedures are appropriate and objective ways of ensuring compliance.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E7-17371
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-17370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets
Document Number: E7-17368
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement in the final rule published April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17001). The sections of the final rule pending approval of this information collection request are effective on publication of this notice.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Evaluation of Conversion Magnet Schools
Document Number: E7-17367
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Evaluation of Conversion Magnet Schools'' (18-13-18). The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) commissioned this evaluation. IES awarded a contract to American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Berkeley Policy Associates (BPA) in September 2006 to conduct this evaluation. IES has been collaborating with the Department's Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) to plan and implement the study of the relationship between magnet school conversion and student outcomes at the elementary school level. The study will occur in two phases during which the following questions will be addressed: (1) Are sufficient data available from the 2004 and 2007 Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grantees to conduct an evaluation of elementary conversion magnet schools and provide descriptive analyses of such schools? (2) What is the relationship of magnet school conversion to (i) The educational achievement of students attending the magnet schools that are their neighborhood schools (resident students); (ii) the reduction of minority group isolation in the magnet schools and corresponding district; and, (iii) the educational achievement of non-resident students who apply for admission to over-subscribed magnet programs? The system will contain information about elementary school students who attend approximately (i) 50 conversion magnet schools and (ii) 100 elementary schools that are not magnet schools that will serve as comparison elementary schools for the purposes of this study. The total number of elementary school students included in this system of records will be approximately 15,000 per year for the years 2004-2005 through 2009-2010 and approximately 7,500 per year for the years 2001- 2002 through 2003-2004. The 50 magnet schools in the study are drawn from school districts that were awarded MSAP grants by OII in 2004 and/or 2007. For each conversion magnet school and its comparison schools, data will be collected for the three years before and for at least the three years after the conversion date. The system of records will include information about students who attend the elementary schools participating in the evaluation including demographic information (such as race/ethnicity, gender, age, and language status); attendance zone; grade level; and annual English language arts and mathematics test scores.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 181-Site 2, Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio
Document Number: E7-17364
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Notice of Public Meeting: Northeast California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-17363
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeast California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Area 3405; Sullivan, IN
Document Number: E7-17361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Restricted Area 3405 (R- 3405) at Sullivan, IN. The United States (U.S.) Navy requests that the FAA take action to establish R-3405 for the protection of nonparticipating aircraft from a tethered aerostat balloon used to deploy radar, electro-optic, camera, and other sensor packages at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane's Glendora Lake Test Facility.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Navy Atlantic Fleet Training in the Gulf of Mexico Range Complex and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E7-17360
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Executive Order 12114 (Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions), the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with naval training in the Gulf of Mexico (GOMEX) Range Complex. The Navy proposes to support current and emerging training operations and Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) activities at the GOMEX Range Complex by: (1) Maintaining baseline training and RDT&E operations at current levels; (2) increasing training and RDT&E operations from current levels as necessary to support the Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP); (3) accommodating mission requirements associated with force structure changes, including those resulting from the introduction of new platforms (vessels, aircraft and weapons systems); and (4) implementing enhanced range complex capabilities. The EIS/OEIS study area is the GOMEX Range Complex, which encompasses portions of the Gulf, as well as portions of the southeastern states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The GOMEX Range Complex consists of targets and instrumented areas, airspace, surface and subsurface operations areas (OPAREAs), and land range facilities. Together the GOMEX Range Complex encompasses: 15 square nautical miles (nm\2\) of land area; 43,390 nm\2\ of special use airspace (SUA); 17,520 nm\2\ of off-shore surface and subsurface OPAREA; and 12,072 nm\2\ of shallow ocean area less than 100 fathoms (600 feet). The scope of actions to be analyzed in this EIS/OEIS includes current and proposed future Navy training and RDT&E activities within Navy-controlled operating areas, airspace, and ranges. It also includes proposed Navy-funded range capabilities enhancements, including infrastructure improvements supporting range complex training and RDT&E activities. Training activities involving use of active sonar are conducted in the GOMEX Range Complex; however, those potential effects are being analyzed in detail in a separate document, the Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training (AFAST) EIS/OEIS. This separate sonar EIS/OEIS addresses active sonar use as a whole by the Atlantic Fleet in the western Atlantic Ocean and in the Gulf of Mexico. The analysis of the AFAST EIS/OEIS will be incorporated into the GOMEX Range Complex EIS/ OEIS to account for active sonar effects that could occur within the geographic area of the GOMEX Range Complex.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding India-Additional and Extra Additional Duties on Imports
Document Number: E7-17358
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that in accordance with the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO Agreement), the United States has requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel regarding additional and extra additional duties India applies to imports from the United States. India applies these duties to products that include, but are not limited to, imports of wines and distilled spirits. That request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS360/5. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding China-Certain Measures Granting Refunds, Reductions or Exemptions From Taxes and Other Payments
Document Number: E7-17357
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that on July 12, 2007, in accordance with the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO Agreement), the United States requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel regarding certain Chinese measures granting refunds, reductions or exemptions to enterprises from taxes otherwise due the government. That request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS358/13. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-17352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17351
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E7-17350
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Permits1564, 1565, 1566, and 1567 were issued on November 29, 2006; all other permits in this notice were issued on June 30, 2007. All the research actions and the species they affect are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries, Hawaii-based Longline Swordfish Fishery; Scoping Process
Document Number: E7-17349
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) and NMFS have announced their intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the Federal management of the Hawaii-based shallow-set pelagic longline fishery in the western Pacific. This notice corrects the location of an additional opportunity for public involvement.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-17348
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 18 individuals for exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin- treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-17346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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).
Advisory Committee for Geosciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-17344
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Proposal Review Panel for Ocean Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-17343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-17342
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-17341
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E7-17340
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay for the annual U.S. Navy and City of San Francisco sponsored Fleet Week Parade of Navy Ships and Blue Angels Flight Demonstration to be held on October 4, 2007, through October 7, 2007. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no persons or vessels may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension and Change of Title of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E7-17339
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for renewal and change of title of an existing information collection that is summarized below under Supplementary Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. As part of FHWA's ongoing effort to reduce the overall burden on the public, four currently approved information collections associated with the accommodation or relocation of utility facilities in the right-of-way of highway facilities are being combined into a single collection (2125-0519) with a new title of Utility Adjustments, Agreements, Eligibility Statements, and Accommodation Policies. Since each collection involves information regarding Federal regulations on utilities, this request will allow FHWA to streamline the collection process for the respondents with the ultimate goal of lowering the overall information collection burden. In addition to the proposed burden-hour reductions, by combining these collections, FHWA will be in a position to communicate collection activity from the respondents in one process, thus allowing for greater efficiency for both FHWA and the public. These four current information collections include:
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17338
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: E7-17337
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Cambridge Offshore Challenge,'' a marine event to be held on the waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the Choptank River during the event.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-17336
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Fisheries of the Southeast Region; Overfishing Determination of South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper and South Atlantic Gag; Determination of South Atlantic Gag Approaching an Overfished Condition
Document Number: E7-17335
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that South Atlantic gag is undergoing overfishing and is approaching an overfished condition and that South Atlantic vermilion snapper is also experiencing overfishing. NMFS notified the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) of its determination by letter. The Council is required to take action within 1 year following notification by NMFS that overfishing is occurring, a stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or existing remedial action taken to end overfishing or rebuild an overfished stock has not resulted in adequate progress.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-17334
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about cumulative impacts, conservation, water use efficiency, and the long-term availability of the water supply, and recommends continued collaboration through a regional groundwater framework to ensure efficient long-term sustainable use of the deep carbonate-rock aquifer. Rating EC2.
Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Eagle Butte West Coal Lease-by-Application Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Wyoming
Document Number: E7-17332
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Eagle Butte West Coal Lease Application FEIS. The tract is being considered for sale as a result of a coal lease application received from the operator of the adjacent Eagle Butte Mine in Campbell County, Wyoming.
Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership
Document Number: E7-17330
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of State
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-17329
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Application for Subzone Status Not Approved
Document Number: E7-17328
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-17327
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Clearwater Port LLC, Clearwater Port Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application
Document Number: E7-17326
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration announce that they have received an application for the licensing of a natural gas deepwater port, and that the application appears to contain the required information. This notice summarizes the applicant's plans and the procedures that will be followed in considering the application.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
Document Number: E7-17325
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and extend an information collection (IC) entitled, ``Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operators,'' that relates to the prerequisite training requirements for drivers of vehicles for which a commercial driver's license (CDL) is required. On May 23, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. No comments were received.
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund; Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the FY 2008 Funding Round of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program; Announcement Type: Initial Announcement of Funding Opportunity
Document Number: E7-17324
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury
Subject to funding availability, this NOFA is issued in connection with the FY 2008 funding round of the CDFI Program.
Clarification of Scope of Procurement List Additions; 2007 Commodities Procurement List; Quarterly Update of the A-List and Movement of Products Between the A-List, B-List and C-List
Document Number: E7-17323
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Committee for Purchase from People Who Are, Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, in accordance with the procedures published on December 1, 2006 (71 FR 69535-69538), has updated the scope of the Program's procurement preference requirements for the products listed below between and among the Committee's A-list, B-list and C-list. A- list products are suitable for the Total Government Requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration, the B-list are those products suitable for the Broad Government Requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration, and C-list products are suitable for the requirements of one or more specified agency(ies). The lists below track changes to A-, B-, C-designations that occurred between June 1, 2007 and August 31, 2007. If not currently available, the products listed below as being included on the A-list will be available for purchase through the GSA Global Supply system and JWOD-authorized commercial distributors on or about October 1, 2007.