September 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-4777
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-4776
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 07-4773
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4772
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Ferrous Metals Surveys, (13 USGS forms).'' This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms.
AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange
Document Number: 07-4771
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
To support its objective of accelerating the diffusion and adoption of innovative health care delivery changes, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently launched version 1.0 of the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange (HCIE) Web site, http:// www.innovations.ahrq.gov. The HCIE is a new initiative designed to support health care professionals in sharing and adopting innovations that improve health care quality. Version 1.0 of the Web site is focused on stimulating creativity and innovation and will serve as a virtual place to which innovators will be encouraged to submit their innovations and experiences from which potential adopters can begin learning about the nuances of implementation. In Spring 2008, AHRQ will deploy version 2.0 of its Health Care Innovations Exchange site making hundreds of profiles of health care service innovations of varying degrees of novelty and scientific rigor accessible to the public. Version 2.0 will also offer expert commentary; stories; tools; lessons learned; ``change packages''sets of innovations implemented simultaneously; expanded content on implementation; and opportunities to learn and network. To build the database of innovations profiles, AHRQ invites submissions of health service innovations to its Health Care Innovations Exchange. The AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange database will cover the broad spectrum of health care settings, systems, and providers. Public health priority diseases/conditions, priority populations, and efforts to reduce disparities in quality will be highlighted. The AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange is seeking a broad range of novel health care strategies, activities, and tools. AHRQ invites participation in its Health Care Innovations Exchange by submitting descriptions of innovative efforts to improve the delivery of health care services.
Availability of Draft Public Health Service (PHS) Clinical Practice Guideline Update on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
Document Number: 07-4770
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the availability of a draft Public Health Service clinical practice guideline Update on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence for pre-publication review. This PHS guideline update is being produced by a multidisciplinary private-sector panel of experts convened by the agencies of the Public Health Service. The expert panel will not respond to individual comments but will consider all comments in determining revisions to the guideline.
Servicing of Water Programs Loans and Grants
Document Number: 07-4756
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, Farm Service Agency
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an Agency delivering the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Utilities Programs, hereinafter referred to as Rural Development, consolidates and amends the regulations utilized to service water and waste loan and grant programs. The rule will combine the water and waste loan and grant servicing regulations found in 7 CFR parts 1951, 1955, and 1956 into one regulation. Unnecessary and burdensome requirements for water and waste loan and grant servicing under the program will be eliminated. The streamlining of the water and waste loan and grant servicing regulation will allow the Agency to provide better service to entities needing assistance in resolving financial and economic problems in their communities and, in general, improve the quality of life in rural areas. Additionally, this rule implements Section 6018 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 1936a) for Rural Development's Business, Housing and Utilities programs.
Cash and Share Lease Provisions for Future Farm Programs
Document Number: 07-4755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
This advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeks comments with respect to the manner in which so-called ``combination'' or ``flex'' leases are viewed by the Department of Agriculture in the administration of various programs that are administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA). This includes those programs of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) that are administered by FSA on behalf of CCC and those programs of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) that are administered by RMA on behalf of FCIC. Changes have occurred within agriculture that relate to the types of leases. A traditional crop share lease is a lease where the landlord receives a share of the crop production in full satisfaction of the rent. A traditional cash lease is a lease where the tenant pays the landlord a set cash amount regardless of the quantity of the tenant's production of a crop. New types of leases may contain traits of both a share lease and a cash lease. Accordingly, existing program provisions may not accurately and appropriately take these new lease types into consideration.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: 07-4750
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard), issues this final rule to amend provisions of its previously issued final rule, to allow for greater participation in the TWIC program and codify final fees to obtain a TWIC. This final rule continues to further secure our Nation's ports and modes of transportation, and also implements the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act). Those statutes require credentialed merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of vessels and facilities to undergo a security threat assessment and receive a biometric credential, known as a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). With this final rule, the Coast Guard amends its regulations on vessel and facility security, requiring the use of the TWIC as an access control measure. Specifically, the Coast Guard is amending its definition of secure areas, to take into account facilities in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, whose workers are not required to obtain work visas from the United States before being allowed to work. With this final rule, TSA amends its regulations on TWIC to allow additional non-resident aliens to apply for a TWIC if they are working in a job that requires them to have unescorted access to a maritime facility regulated under 33 CFR parts 105 or 106. TSA also amends the scope provision of the rule to include additional non-resident aliens that may apply for TWIC. TSA amends its regulations to clarify those credentialed merchant mariners who may receive a TWIC at a reduced fee. TSA amends the fee portion of the regulation, increasing the replacement credential fee from $36 to $60 and codifying the other fees that were announced in the Federal Register on March 20, 2007. Finally, TSA announces a reduction in the fee charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct fingerprint-based criminal history record checks (CHRCs) that are submitted to the FBI electronically. Therefore, the standard fee for a TWIC is $132.50 and the reduced TWIC fee for applicants who have completed a comparable threat assessment is $105.25.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2007-09-27-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2007-09-27
Petition of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. for Exemptive Relief, Pursuant to Section 4(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act, From the Requirement That the China Foreign Exchange Trade System and National Interbank Funding Center or its Members Register as Futures Commission Merchants
Document Number: E7-19222
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') published on August 23, 2007, a notice of proposed order and request for comment regarding a petition filed with the Commission by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (``CME'') applying for exemptive relief, pursuant to Section 4(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act.\1\ CME's petition applies for exemptive relief from the requirement that the China Foreign Exchange Trade system and National Interbank Funding Center (``CFETS'') or its members register as futures commission merchants (``FCMs''). An interested party has requested that the comment period be extended by two weeks due to the novelty of the issues involved. The Commission is extending the comment period to October 9, 2007.
Guidance for Industry: Toxicity Grading Scale for Healthy Adult and Adolescent Volunteers Enrolled in Preventive Vaccine Clinical Trials; Availability
Document Number: E7-19155
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a document entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Toxicity Grading Scale for Healthy Adult and Adolescent Volunteers Enrolled in Preventive Vaccine Clinical Trials,'' dated September 2007. The guidance document provides sponsors of vaccine trials with recommendations on assessing the severity of clinical and laboratory abnormalities in healthy adult and adolescent volunteers enrolled in clinical trials. In particular, the guidance includes toxicity grading scale tables to use as a guideline for selecting the assessment criteria. The guidance announced in this notice finalizes the draft guidance of the same title dated April 2005.
Mississippi Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Plan
Document Number: E7-19147
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are approving Mississippi's abandoned mine land reclamation plan (Mississippi Plan) submitted to us under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). The purpose of the plan is to demonstrate the State's intent and capability to assume responsibility for administering the abandoned mine land reclamation (AML) program established by Title IV of SMCRA. As part of the plan, Mississippi submitted policies and procedures to be followed in conducting reclamation of abandoned coal mine lands in Mississippi. These policies and procedures, along with the State's AML statutes that we approved on August 25, 2006, constitute the complete Mississippi plan.
Marine Mammals; File No. 10019
Document Number: E7-19145
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Jonathon Millman, 268 Mast Road, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, has been issued a permit to conduct commercial/educational photography of pinnipeds in Maine.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0092; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and ReportsLaw Enforcement
Document Number: E7-19144
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2007. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Operating Subsidiary
Document Number: E7-19143
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision
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 comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The OTS within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
Acid Rain Program: Notice of Annual Adjustment Factors for Excess Emission Penalty
Document Number: E7-19142
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Acid Rain Program, affected units must hold enough allowances to cover their sulfur dioxide emissions and meet an emission limit for nitrogen oxides. Under 40 CFR 77.6, units that do not meet these requirements must pay a penalty without demand to the Administrator based on the number of excess tons emitted times $2000 as adjusted by an annual adjustment factor that must be published in the Federal Register. The annual adjustment factor for adjusting the penalty for excess emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides under 40 CFR part 77 for compliance year 2007 is 1.6364. This value is derived using the Consumer Price Index (``CPI'') for 1990 and 2007 (as defined at 40 CFR part 72, the 2007 CPI is based on the August 2006 CPI for all urban consumers), and corresponds to a penalty of $3273 per excess ton of sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides emitted. The annual adjustment factor for adjusting the penalty for excess emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides under 40 CFR part 77 for compliance year 2008 is 1.6687. This value is derived using the Consumer Price Index (``CPI'') for 1990 and 2008 (as defined at 40 CFR part 72, the 2008 CPI is based on the August 2007 CPI for all urban consumers), and corresponds to a penalty of $3337 per excess ton of sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides emitted.
Land Acquisitions; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Document Number: E7-19139
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior has made a final determination to acquire real property ``in trust'' for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-19135
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received a request from Dujiangyan Xingda Foodstuff Co., Ltd. (``Xingda''), a producer and exporter of preserved mushrooms, to conduct a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Since this request meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation, the Department is initiating a NSR of Xingda, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.214(d).
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0094; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and ReportsNative Endangered and Threatened Species
Document Number: E7-19132
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2007. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-19131
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Request for Nominations for Voting Members on Public Advisory Committee, Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-19130
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation
Document Number: E7-19129
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is exempting a Privacy Act system of records from the following subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3) and (4), (d)(1), (2), (3), and (4); (e)(1), (2), (3), (5), and (8); and (g), pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a (j) and (k). The Privacy Act system of records is the ``El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) Seizure System, (JUSTICE/DEA- 022).'' The exemptions are necessary to prevent the compromise of ongoing investigative efforts, to help ensure the integrity of law enforcement and investigatory information, to ensure third party privacy, and to protect the physical safety of sources of information and law enforcement personnel.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Eleventh New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E7-19128
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 30, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period November 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006. See Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 21219 (April 30, 2007) (``Preliminary Results''). The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006. \1\ Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes to our calculations. The final dumping margins for these reviews are listed in the ``Final Results of the Reviews'' section below.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: E7-19127
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
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 a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; OMB Control Numbers 2040-0009, 2040-0110 and 2040-0258
Document Number: E7-19126
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that three Information Collection Requests (ICRs) have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew three existing approved collections. The ICRs, which are abstracted below, describe the nature of the information collection and their estimated burden and cost.
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-19125
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical reviews of human subjects' research.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Title IV of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Drinking Water Security and Safety (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2103.03; OMB No. 2040-0253
Document Number: E7-19124
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-19122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, the agency must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB''). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval, relating to confidential business information.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Missouri; Clean Air Mercury Rule
Document Number: E7-19120
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Plan submitted by Missouri on May 18, 2007, and revisions submitted on September 6, 2007. The plan addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR), promulgated on May 18, 2005, and subsequently revised on June 9, 2006. EPA is proposing to determine that the submitted State Plan fully meets the CAMR requirements for Missouri. CAMR requires States to regulate emissions of mercury (Hg) from large coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs). CAMR establishes State budgets for annual EGU Hg emissions and requires States to submit State Plans to ensure that annual EGU Hg emissions will not exceed the applicable State budget. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered CAMR cap-and-trade program. In the State Plan that EPA is proposing to approve Missouri would meet CAMR requirements by participating in the EPA trading program.
Notice of Availability of the External Review Draft of a “Framework for Determining a Mutagenic Mode of Action for Carcinogenicity: Using EPA's 2005 Cancer Guidelines and Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Susceptibility From Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens”
Document Number: E7-19119
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 60- day public comment period for the External Review Draft of the ``Framework for Determining a Mutagenic Mode of Action for Carcinogenicity: Using EPA's 2005 Cancer Guidelines and Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Susceptibility from Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens'' (or Framework). EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking public comment prior to external peer review. Following the period for public comment, the document will be reviewed by an external panel of experts. The date and other details about the external review will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. EPA will consider both the public and the external peer review comments when revising the draft Framework. Members of the public may obtain the draft guidance from http://www.regulations.gov; or http://www.epa.gov/osa/mmoaframework; or from Dr. Resha Putzrath via the contact information below. The purpose of the Framework is to expand and clarify discussions found in the Cancer Guidelines and Supplemental Guidance on characteristics to be evaluated for a chemical's potential for a mutagenic mode of action (MOA). These documents can be obtained from http://www.epa.gov/cancerguidelines. This Framework document is not a prescriptive guide on how any particular type of assessment should be conducted within an EPA program or regional office. Rather, it is a science-based document that is intended to help EPA's risk assessors determine whether data support a finding of a mutagenic MOA for carcinogenicity. It discusses mutagenicity only within the context of a mutagenic MOA for carcinogenicity and not for other adverse endpoints that involve mutations. EPA's Risk Assessment Forum oversaw the development of this draft document. EPA's Cancer Guidelines emphasize using MOA information in interpreting and quantifying the potential cancer risk to humans. The Supplemental Guidance discusses the use of age-dependent adjustment factors (ADAFs) with the derived cancer slope factors (and appropriate age-specific estimates of exposure) in the development of risk estimates if the weight of evidence supports a mutagenic MOA. This default approach is used only when appropriate chemical-specific data are not available on susceptibility from early-life exposures.
List of Nonconforming Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-19118
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises the list of vehicles not originally manufactured to conform to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation. This list is contained in an appendix to the agency's regulations that prescribe procedures for import eligibility decisions. The list has been revised to add all vehicles that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation since October 1, 2006, and to remove all previously listed vehicles that are now more than 25 years old and need no longer comply with all applicable FMVSS to be lawfully imported. NHTSA is required by statute to publish this list annually in the Federal Register.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E7-19117
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Sentencing Commission submitted a series of amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines to Congress on May 1, 2007. Notice of such amendments was published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2007 (72 FR 28558). On July 31, 2007, the Commission published a notice (72 FR 41794) requesting comment regarding whether either Amendment 9, which pertains to offenses involving cocaine base (``crack''), or Amendment 12, which pertains to certain criminal history rules, should be included in subsection (c) of Sec. 1B1.10 [Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Amended Guideline Range (Policy Statement)] as amendments that may be applied retroactively to previously sentenced defendants. The Commission further requested comment regarding whether, if it amends Sec. 1B1.10(c) to include either amendment, it also should amend Sec. 1B1.10 to provide guidance to the courts on the procedure to be used when applying an amendment retroactively under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2). The Commission is issuing this notice to advise the public that the period for public comment regarding retroactivity has been extended to November 1, 2007. The deadline was initially October 1, 2007. The Commission plans to publish on its Web site, http:// www.ussc.gov, data related to possible retroactivity that may assist interested parties in preparing their comment. This comment period is extended to ensure sufficient time for interested parties to consider any such data and to submit comment for Commission review and consideration.
Final Decision That Certain Nonconforming Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-19114
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a final decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards, but that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles in question either (1) are substantially similar to vehicles that were certified by their manufacturers as complying with the U.S. safety standards and are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards, or (2) have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all U.S. safety standards.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-19112
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 19 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision standard. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Quinnipiac River, New Haven, CT
Document Number: E7-19109
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Ferry Street Bridge, across the Quinnipiac River, mile 0.7, at New Haven, Connecticut. This temporary final rule allows the bridge owner to keep one of the two moveable bascule spans in the closed position at all times from September 28, 2007 through April 30, 2008. This rule is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-19108
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 25 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-19106
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: EducationUSA Advising Services in Eurasia and Central Asia
Document Number: E7-19104
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Global Educational Programs, Educational Information and Resources Branch, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for EducationUSA Advising Services in Eurasia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan). The amount anticipated to support these services in Eurasia in FY 2008 is $530,000; the amount anticipated for Central Asia is $120,000. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to operate EducationUSA advising centers in Bureau- specified locations. These advising centers would be a part of the network of approximately 470 Department of State- affiliated advising centers worldwide. Advising centers provide comprehensive and unbiased information to students, scholars, and other individuals about study opportunities in the U.S.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Antonio Mancini (1852-1930) and the Vance Jordan Collection”
Document Number: E7-19102
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Antonio Mancini (1852-1930) and the Vance Jordan Collection,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from on or about October 20, 2007, until on or about January 20, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Title: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Voluntary Disclosures; OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E7-19101
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Voluntary Disclosures. OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: Existing Collection in Use Without an OMB Control Number. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: No Form. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Number of Responses: 400. Average Hours per Response: 10 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 4,000 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
Importer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-19100
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-19099
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Wake County, NC
Document Number: E7-19098
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(I)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, the Western Wake Freeway, which begins at NC 55 at Old Smithfield Road (SR 1172) between Apex and Holly Springs and ends at NC 55 near Alston Avenue north of Cary in Wake County. The Western Wake Freeway is also known as State Transportation Improvement Program Project R-2635. It is part of the Outer Wake Expressway, a circumferential freeway around Raleigh, North Carolina. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustors
Document Number: E7-19097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 12, 2005, pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act, EPA issued national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) emitted by various types of hazardous waste combusters. EPA subsequently granted reconsideration petitions relating to certain issues presented by the rules. 71 FR 14665, 52564, but has not yet issued a final determination on reconsideration. Following the close of the comment period on the proposed reconsideration rule, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued several opinions construing section 112 (d) of the Clean Air Act, and one of those opinions has called into question the legality of some of the standards for hazardous waste combusters. This notice discusses the standards that EPA promulgated in October 2005, and specifically identifies which standards EPA believes are consistent with the Act and caselaw, and which standards are not and need to be reexamined through a subsequent rulemaking. With respect to those standards EPA intends to retain, this notice indicates the portions of the rationale upon which EPA intends to rely, and which portions EPA would no longer rely upon as a justification for the October 2005 standards. EPA is seeking public comment on this analysis. EPA has also placed edited versions of various support documents in the public docket, edited to remove portions of the rationale on which EPA no longer plans to rely, and seeks public comment on these edits.
Notice of Availability of the Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of the Occupational Safety Standard for Lead in Construction
Document Number: E7-19096
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has completed a review of its Lead in Construction Standard pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Section 5 of Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review. OSHA issued its Lead in Construction Standard in 1993 pursuant to a statutory directive to protect construction workers from lead related diseases such as neurological and kidney disease and negative cardiovascular effects. The review found that the standard has reduced blood lead levels in construction workers thereby reducing lead-related disease. It also found that the standard has not had a negative economic impact on business, including small businesses in virtually all sectors affected, is not overly complex and does not conflict with other regulations. OSHA concludes it is necessary to retain the standard but will consider improving outreach materials and increasing their dissemination, and will consult with HUD and EPA about developing a unified training curriculum and further integrate initial assessment interpretations to reduce cost and simplify requirements for small businesses.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-19095
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-19094
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions