Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Open Committee Meetings, 59314-59315 [E7-20646]

Download as PDF 59314 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 202 / Friday, October 19, 2007 / Notices for TDD Relay/1–800–877–8339 for toll free. Jean H. Ellen, Chief Docket Clerk. [FR Doc. 07–5191 Filed 10–17–07; 12:09 pm] BILLING CODE 6735–01–M NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Supplement 1 to Revision 9 of NUREG–1021, ‘‘Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors,’’ and Supplement 1 to Revision 2 of NUREG–1122 [and –1123], ‘‘Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Pressurized [Boiling] Water Reactors’’ Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Supplement 1 to Revision 9 of NUREG– 1021, ‘‘Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors,’’ and Supplement 1 to Revision 2 of NUREG– 1122 [and –1123] ‘‘Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Pressurized [Boiling] Water Reactors.’’ These NUREGs provide policy and guidance for the development, administration, and grading of examinations used for licensing operators at nuclear power plants pursuant to the Commission’s regulations in 10 CFR part 55, ‘‘Operators’’ Licenses.’’ NUREG–1021 also provides guidance for maintaining operators’ licenses and for the NRC to conduct requalification examinations, when necessary. These NUREGs have been revised to implement a number of clarifications and enhancements that have been identified since Revision 9 to NUREG– 1021 was published in July 2004 and Revision 2 to NUREG–1122 [and –1123] was published in June 1998. A draft of each of the Supplements was issued for comment on May 22, 2007 (72 FR 28728). A summary of the comments received regarding the draft Supplements, and the NRC staff’s response to those comments is available in the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html), at accession number ML072600319. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of the NRC’s public documents. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Oct 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 Supplement 1 to NUREG–1021 includes a number of minor changes that: (1) Clarify licensed operator medical requirements, including the use of prescription medications; (2) clarify the use of surrogate operators during dynamic simulator scenarios; (3) clarify the selection process for generic knowledge and ability (K/A) statements; (4) qualify the NRC review of postexamination comments; (5) provide additional guidance for maintaining an active license (watchstander proficiency) and license reactivation; and (6) conform with Supplement 1 to Revision 2 of NUREG–1122 [and –1123], which rewords and reorganizes Section 2, ‘‘Generic Knowledge and Abilities,’’ and adds a new K/A topic for generator voltage and electric grid disturbances. Availability: Copies of the three NUREG Supplements are being mailed to the plant or site manager at each nuclear power facility regulated by the NRC. The Supplements are also available electronically via the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/nuregs/) and in the NRC’s Public Document Room located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. If you do not have electronic access to NRC documents, single copies of the Supplements are available, to the extent of supply, and may be requested by writing to the Office of Information Services, Information and Records Services, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Supplement 1 to Revision 9 of NUREG–1021 and Supplement 1 to Revision 2 of NUREG–1122 [and –1123] will become effective for examinations that are confirmed 60 or more days after the date of this notice by issuance of an official corporate notification letter or at an earlier date agreed upon by the facility licensee and its NRC Regional Office. After the effective date, NRC initial operator licensing examinations are expected to be prepared and administered in accordance with the NUREG Supplements. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David S. Muller, Operator Licensing and Human Performance Branch, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–001. Telephone: (301) 415–1412; e-mail: dsm3@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of October 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Siegfried Guenther, Acting Chief, Operator Licensing and Human Performance Branch, Division of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–20676 Filed 10–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Open Committee Meetings According to the provisions of section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given that meetings of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee will be held on— Thursday, November 15, 2007, Thursday, December 13, 2007, Thursday, January 17, 2008. The meetings will start at 10 a.m. and will be held in Room 5A06A, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Building, 1900 E Street, NW., Washington, DC. The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee is composed of a Chair, five representatives from labor unions holding exclusive bargaining rights for Federal blue-collar employees, and five representatives from Federal agencies. Entitlement to membership on the Committee is provided for in 5 U.S.C. 5347. The Committee’s primary responsibility is to review the Prevailing Rate System and other matters pertinent to establishing prevailing rates under subchapter IV, chapter 53, 5 U.S.C., as amended, and from time to time advise the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. These scheduled meetings will start in open session with both labor and management representatives attending. During the meetings either the labor members or the management members may caucus separately with the Chair to devise strategy and formulate positions. Premature disclosure of the matters discussed in these caucuses would unacceptably impair the ability of the Committee to reach a consensus on the matters being considered and would disrupt substantially the disposition of its business. Therefore, these caucuses will be closed to the public because of a determination made by the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management under the provisions of section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). These caucuses may, depending on the issues involved, E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 202 / Friday, October 19, 2007 / Notices constitute a substantial portion of a meeting. Annually, the Chair compiles a report of pay issues discussed and concluded recommendations. These reports are available to the public, upon written request to the Committee. The public is invited to submit material in writing to the Chair on Federal Wage System pay matters felt to be deserving of the Committee’s attention. Additional information on these meetings may be obtained by contacting the Committee at U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, Room 5526, 1900 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20415, (202) 606–2838. Dated: October 15, 2007. Charles E. Brooks, Chairman, Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E7–20646 Filed 10–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–49–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56660; File No. SR–CBOE– 2007–115] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change as Modified by Amendment No. 1 Thereto To Broaden the Application of Existing Transaction Fees for VIX Options to Options on All Volatility Indexes Calculated by CBOE pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES October 15, 2007. 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 September 27, 2007, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. On October 4, 2007, CBOE filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change. The Exchange filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 which renders it effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 2 17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Oct 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 comments on the proposed rule change, as amended, from interested persons. 59315 A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change contract for public customer transactions. In addition, there is a $.04 surcharge fee currently assessed to nonpublic customer transactions in VIX options.8 The Exchange believes the rule change will further the Exchange’s goal of introducing new products to the marketplace that are competitively priced.9 The Exchange proposes to replace the two references to ‘‘VIX’’ in the Fees Schedule with the category ‘‘VOLATILITY INDEXES.’’ The transaction fees for options on ‘‘VOLATILITY INDEXES’’ will apply to currently listed volatility index options and volatility index options to be listed in the future. The impetus for this rule change is the launch of options on the CBOE Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index (‘‘VXN’’) and on the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index (‘‘RVX’’).10 The Exchange represents that the surcharge fee on all non-public customer transactions in options on volatility indexes is to help the Exchange recoup license fees the Exchange must pay to the respective reporting authorities for the options that the Exchange uses to calculate the volatility indexes (e.g., The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. and The Frank Russell Company). This surcharge fee is currently assessed on non-public customer transaction options on the Standard & Poor 100 Index (‘‘OEX’’ and ‘‘XEO’’), options on the Standard & Poor 500 Index (‘‘SPX’’) and options on the VIX. 1. Purpose 2. Statutory Basis I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change CBOE proposes to amend its Fees Schedule to broaden the application of its existing fees for transactions in CBOE Volatility Index (‘‘VIX’’) options to transactions in options on all volatility indexes that are calculated by the Exchange. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site (http://www.cboe.org/Legal), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, CBOE 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 those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. This rule change proposes to extend the existing fees for transactions in VIX options to options on all volatility indexes calculated by the Exchange. Currently, the established transaction fees for VIX options are: $0.20 per contract for Market-Makers, Designated Primary Market-Makers and Remote Market-Makers;5 $0.20 per contract for member firm proprietary transactions; $0.25 per contract for manually executed broker-dealer transactions;6 $0.45 per contract for electronically executed broker-dealer transactions (i.e., broker-dealer orders that are automatically executed on the CBOE Hybrid Trading System),7 and $0.40 per 5 This fee is set forth in the ‘‘Index Options’’ section at paragraph II of the Fees Schedule and is the standard rate that is subject to the Liquidity Provider Sliding Scale as set forth in Footnote 10 to the Fees Schedule. 6 This fee is set forth in the ‘‘Index Options’’ section at paragraph IV (4th bullet point) of the Fees Schedule. 7 This fee is set forth in the ‘‘Index Options’’ section at paragraph IV (5th bullet point) of the Fees Schedule. Broker-dealer manual and electronic PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,11 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) 12 of the Act, in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges transaction fees will apply to broker-dealer orders (orders with ‘‘B’’ origin code), non-member marketmaker orders (orders with ‘‘N’’ origin code) and orders from specialists in the underlying security (orders with ‘‘Y’’ origin code). 8 There is also a $.04 surcharge fee assessed to non-public customers for options on the S&P 100 Index (‘‘OEX’’ and ‘‘XEO’’) and for options on the S&P 500 Index (‘‘SPX’’). 9 Linkage order fees are inapplicable for options on CBOE’s proprietary volatility indexes. 10 The Exchange previously received Commission approval to list and trade VXN and RVX options. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 49563 (April 14, 2004), 69 FR 21589 (April 21, 2004) (order approving SR–CBOE–2003–40 to list and trade VXN options); see also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55425 (March 8, 2007), 72 FR 12238 (March 15, 2007) (order approving SR– CBOE–2006–73 to list and trade RVX options). 11 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 12 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 202 (Friday, October 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59314-59315]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-20646]


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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Open Committee 
Meetings

    According to the provisions of section 10 of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given that meetings of 
the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee will be held on--

Thursday, November 15, 2007,
Thursday, December 13, 2007,
Thursday, January 17, 2008.

    The meetings will start at 10 a.m. and will be held in Room 5A06A, 
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Building, 1900 E Street, NW., 
Washington, DC.
    The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee is composed of a 
Chair, five representatives from labor unions holding exclusive 
bargaining rights for Federal blue-collar employees, and five 
representatives from Federal agencies. Entitlement to membership on the 
Committee is provided for in 5 U.S.C. 5347.
    The Committee's primary responsibility is to review the Prevailing 
Rate System and other matters pertinent to establishing prevailing 
rates under subchapter IV, chapter 53, 5 U.S.C., as amended, and from 
time to time advise the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
    These scheduled meetings will start in open session with both labor 
and management representatives attending. During the meetings either 
the labor members or the management members may caucus separately with 
the Chair to devise strategy and formulate positions. Premature 
disclosure of the matters discussed in these caucuses would 
unacceptably impair the ability of the Committee to reach a consensus 
on the matters being considered and would disrupt substantially the 
disposition of its business. Therefore, these caucuses will be closed 
to the public because of a determination made by the Director of the 
U.S. Office of Personnel Management under the provisions of section 
10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) and 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). These caucuses may, depending on the issues 
involved,

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constitute a substantial portion of a meeting.
    Annually, the Chair compiles a report of pay issues discussed and 
concluded recommendations. These reports are available to the public, 
upon written request to the Committee.
    The public is invited to submit material in writing to the Chair on 
Federal Wage System pay matters felt to be deserving of the Committee's 
attention. Additional information on these meetings may be obtained by 
contacting the Committee at U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, Room 5526, 1900 E Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20415, (202) 606-2838.

    Dated: October 15, 2007.
Charles E. Brooks,
Chairman, Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee.
 [FR Doc. E7-20646 Filed 10-18-07; 8:45 am]
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