November 9, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-22011
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to The Kuskokwim Corporation, Successor in Interest to Aniak Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Aniak, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Proposed Land Transfer; Utah
Document Number: E7-22010
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Department of Energy has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to permanently transfer 500 acres of public land to the Department of Energy (DOE) to be used for the Crescent Junction Uranium Mill Tailings Repository. As a result of the transfer, except for oil and gas leasing, the land would no longer be subject to the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, other mineral or geothermal leasing, and mineral material sales. The Secretary of the Interior would retain jurisdiction of any prior existing claims, rights, and interests in this land.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-22009
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD would require changing the wiring of the fuel boost pump and doing other specified actions. This proposed AD results from reports of short circuits in an electrical connector at the wing-to-body electrical disconnect panel. We are proposing this AD to prevent a short circuit of the electrical connector for the fuel boost pump, which could cause the instruments for fuel, flap, slat, and aileron systems to malfunction and create a potential ignition source inside the fuel tanks. A potential ignition source inside the fuel tank in combination with flammable fuel vapors could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E7-22008
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS NORTH CAROLINA (SSN 777) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System
Document Number: E7-22007
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National Book-Entry System (NBES) that occur on or after January 2, 2008. The basic fee for the transfer of a Treasury book-entry security will increase from $.26 to $.28. The Federal Reserve funds movement fee will remain at $.05, resulting in a combined fee of $.33 for each Treasury securities transfer. In addition to the basic fee, off-line transfers have a surcharge. The surcharge for an off-line Treasury book-entry transfer will remain $33.00.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-22006
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-7R4 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-22005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for PW JT9D-7R4 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires removing certain reduced cooling flow 2nd stage high pressure turbine (HPT) vane assemblies installed in certain 2nd stage HPT vane cluster assemblies. It also requires a visual and a fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the 2nd stage HPT air seal assembly, P/N 815097. This proposed AD would require a visual and fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of all part number (P/N) 2nd stage HPT air seal assemblies that were used with reduced cooling flow 2nd stage HPT vane assemblies. This proposed AD results from the manufacturer identifying additional P/N air seal assemblies that are affected by the unsafe condition. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the 2nd stage HPT air seal assembly, leading to engine in-flight shutdown and damage to the airplane.
Finding of No Significant Impact: Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment, Distribution Transformers
Document Number: E7-22004
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Energy
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for certain consumer products and commercial equipment. Part C of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6311-6317) establishes a program for ``Certain Industrial Equipment,'' which includes distribution transformers. The Department of Energy (DOE) is directed to administer an energy conservation program for this product. Based on an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-1565, which is published as part of the Distribution Transformer Technical Support Document (TSD), DOE has determined that the adoption of energy efficiency for liquid-immersed distribution transformers and medium- voltage dry-type distribution transformers, as adopted by the Final Rule entitled the ``Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment: Distribution Transformers Energy Conservation Standards; Final Rule,'' published on October 12, 2007 (72 FR 58190), would not be a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required, and the Department is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 552 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E7-22003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for (RRD) Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 552 Series turboprop engines. That AD currently requires a dimensional inspection of the intermediate pressure turbine (IPT) disk or an ultrasonic inspection of the seal arm contact between the high pressure turbine (HPT) and the IPT disk seal arm and reworking or replacing the IPT disk if worn beyond acceptable limits. This proposed AD would continue to require those actions. This proposed AD results from us including an incorrect engine model and omitting an engine model from the applicability of the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent HPT disk failure, which can result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-22002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires modification of certain wires in the right-hand (RH) wing. This proposed AD would require further modification by installing an additional protection sleeve and segregating route 2S in the RH pylon area. This proposed AD results from analysis of wire routing that revealed that route 2S of the fuel electrical circuit, located in the RH wing, does not provide adequate separation of fuel quantity indication wires from wires carrying 115- volt alternating current (AC). We are proposing this AD to ensure that fuel quantity indication wires are properly separated from wires carrying 115-volt AC. Improper separation of such wires, in the event of wire damage, could lead to a short circuit and a possible ignition source, which could result in a fire in the airplane.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Land in Nevada
Document Number: E7-22001
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca Field Office, Nevada, and Surprise Field Office, California, are proposing supplementary rules for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA), associated designated wilderness, and other contiguous lands as identified in the Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Record of Decision. The rules are needed in order to protect the area's natural and cultural resources and provide for public health and safety on public lands. These rules do not propose or implement any land use limitation or restrictions other than those limitations or restrictions included within the decisions in the RMP or allowed for by existing law or regulation.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; On-Line Allegation Submission
Document Number: E7-21998
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the On-Line Allegation Submission. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, A300 B4-600R, A300 C4-600R, and A300 F4-600R Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21997
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: E7-21995
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: E7-21994
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: E7-21992
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-21990
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-21989
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Emergency Processing Under Office of Management and Budget Review; Orphan Drug Products; Common European Medicines Evaluation Agency/Food and Drug Administration Application Form for Orphan Medicinal Product Designation
Document Number: E7-21988
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA). The proposed collection of information is an amendment to OMB control number 0910-0167 and concerns the joint adoption by FDA and the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) of the Common EMEA/FDA Application Form for Orphan Medicinal Product Designation (form FDA 3671).
Modifications of Commercial Mortgage Loans Held by a Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC)
Document Number: E7-21987
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that would expand the list of permitted loan modifications to include certain modifications of commercial mortgages. Changes to the regulations are necessary to better accommodate evolving commercial mortgage industry practices. These changes will affect lenders, borrowers, servicers, and sponsors of securitizations of mortgages in REMICs.
Medical Devices Regulated by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research; Availability of Summaries of Safety and Effectiveness Data for Premarket Approval Applications
Document Number: E7-21986
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publishing a list of premarket approval applications (PMAs) that have been approved by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). This list is intended to inform the public of the availability through the Internet and FDA's Division of Dockets Management of summaries of safety and effectiveness data of approved PMAs.
Draft Guidance for Industry on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Developing Drugs for Treatment; Availability
Document Number: E7-21985
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Developing Drugs for Treatment.'' This guidance is intended to assist the pharmaceutical industry in designing a clinical development program for new drugs for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The emphasis of this guidance is on the assessment of efficacy of a new molecular entity in phase 3 clinical studies of COPD.
Filing Location for H-2A Petitions
Document Number: E7-21984
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This Notice announces that employers petitioning for temporary or seasonal agricultural workers coming to the United States under the H-2A nonimmigrant classification must file their petitions at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service's California Service Center. Receiving all H-2A petitions at the designated California Service Center will enable U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to reduce overall petition processing times and better monitor the adjudication of H-2A petitions.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-21979
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-21978
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Safety Zone; Alameda County Sheriff's Office Maritime Interdiction Training, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E7-21977
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay, during the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Maritime Interdiction Training. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and the public from dangers associated with the training. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India
Document Number: E7-21976
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The deadline for U.S. accredited colleges and universities to sponsor the U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India by purchasing space on the corresponding Internet landing pages has been extended to November 16, 2007.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E7-21975
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, are listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2007-0009 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105-383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S. vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E7-21974
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2007-0007 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105-383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S. vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
National Boating Safety Activities: Funding for National Nonprofit Public Service Organizations
Document Number: E7-21972
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for fiscal year 2008 grants and cooperative agreements from national, nongovernmental, nonprofit public service organizations. These grants and cooperative agreements would be used to fund projects on various subjects promoting recreational boating safety on a national scope. This notice provides information about the grant and cooperative agreement application process and some of the subjects of particular interest to the Coast Guard.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Participation in the Medical Device Fellowship Program
Document Number: E7-21971
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the application for participation in the Medical Device Fellowship Program (MDFP).
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2000-2003 BMW C1 Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-21969
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2000-2003 BMW C1 motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Arrival and Departure Record: (Forms I-94 and I-94W)
Document Number: E7-21968
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Arrival and Departure Record, Forms I-94 and I-94W. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-21967
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe multipurpose passenger vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-21965
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 20, 2007. No comments were received.
Benefit Restrictions for Underfunded Pension Plans; Correction
Document Number: E7-21964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-113891-07) that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 31, 2007 (72 FR 50544) providing guidance regarding the use of certain funding balances maintained for defined benefit pension plans and regarding benefit restrictions for certain underfunded defined benefit pension plans. These regulations affect sponsors, administrators, participants, and beneficiaries of single employer defined benefit pension plans.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Central Withholding Agreement
Document Number: E7-21963
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning instructions on how to apply for a Central Withholding Agreement.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-21960
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Progressive Rail Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Montgomery Short Line LLC
Document Number: E7-21958
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Montgomery Short Line LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: E7-21956
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision of Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Equipment Standards
Document Number: E7-21943
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action on motor vehicle refrigerant recovery and recycling equipment standards. Under Clean Air Act Section 609, motor vehicle air-conditioning (MVAC) refrigerant handling equipment must be certified by the Administrator or an independent organization approved by the Administrator and, at a minimum, must be as stringent as the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) that are in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In 1997, EPA promulgated regulations that required the use of SAE Standard J2210, HFC-134a Recycling Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems for certification of MVAC refrigerant handling equipment. SAE has replaced Standard J2210 with J2788, Recovery/Recycle and Recovery/Recycle/Recharging Equipment for HFC-134a Refrigerant. To avoid confusion with an outdated reference, EPA is updating its reference to the new SAE standards. This action reflects a change in industry standard practice. This action also revises the EPA addresses to send equipment certification forms.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision of Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Equipment Standards
Document Number: E7-21941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update motor vehicle refrigerant recovery and recycling equipment standards. Under Clean Air Act Section 609, motor vehicle air- conditioning (MVAC) refrigerant handling equipment must be certified by the Administrator or an independent organization approved by the Administrator and, at a minimum, must be as stringent as the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In 1997, EPA promulgated regulations that required the use of SAE Standard J2210, HFC-134a Recycling Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems for certification of MVAC refrigerant handling equipment. SAE has replaced Standard J2210 with J2788, Recovery/Recycle and Recovery/Recycle/ Recharging Equipment for HFC-134a Refrigerant. To avoid confusion, EPA is updating its reference to include the new SAE standards. This action reflects a change in industry standard practice. This action proposes to revise the EPA addresses to send equipment certification forms.
Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 109
Document Number: E7-21927
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This staff accounting bulletin (``SAB'') expresses the views of the staff regarding written loan commitments that are accounted for at fair value through earnings under generally accepted accounting principles. SAB No. 105, Application of Accounting Principles to Loan Commitments (``SAB 105''), provided the views of the staff regarding derivative loan commitments that are accounted for at fair value through earnings pursuant to Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities. SAB 105 stated that in measuring the fair value of a derivative loan commitment, the staff believed it would be inappropriate to incorporate the expected net future cash flows related to the associated servicing of the loan. This SAB supersedes SAB 105 and expresses the current view of the staff that, consistent with the guidance in Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 156, Accounting for Servicing of Financial Assets, and Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, the expected net future cash flows related to the associated servicing of the loan should be included in the measurement of all written loan commitments that are accounted for at fair value through earnings. SAB 105 also indicated that the staff believed that internally-developed intangible assets (such as customer relationship intangible assets) should not be recorded as part of the fair value of a derivative loan commitment. This SAB retains that staff view and broadens its application to all written loan commitments that are accounted for at fair value through earnings. The staff expects registrants to apply the views in Question 1 of SAB 109 on a prospective basis to derivative loan commitments issued or modified in fiscal quarters beginning after December 15, 2007.
Rulemaking for EDGAR System; Mandatory Electronic Submission of Applications for Orders Under the Investment Company Act and Filings Made Pursuant to Regulation E
Document Number: E7-21911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We propose several amendments to rules regarding our Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system. Specifically, we propose to amend our rules to make mandatory the electronic submission on EDGAR of applications for orders under any section of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Investment Company Act'') and Regulation E filings of small business investment companies and business development companies. We also propose to amend the electronic filing rules to make the temporary hardship exemption unavailable for submission of applications under the Investment Company Act. Finally, we propose amendments to Rule 0-2 under the Investment Company Act that would eliminate the requirement that certain documents accompanying an application be notarized and the requirement that applicants submit a draft notice as an exhibit to an application.
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records; Secure Flight Records
Document Number: E7-21908
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is altering and re-publishing the complete system of records, DHS/TSA 019, under the Privacy Act of 1974, known as ``Secure Flight Records,'' for a passenger screening program known as Secure Flight. TSA originally established this system of records and published the system of records notice (SORN) in the Federal Register on August 23, 2007 (Part III, 72 FR 48392). TSA received and considered public comments on the SORN and is altering the system of records to reflect the deletion of an exemption previously claimed under 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1). The Secure Flight program implements a mandate of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) and is consistent with TSA's authority under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA). Section 4012(a)(1) of the IRTPA requires TSA to assume from air carriers the comparison of passenger information for domestic flights to the consolidated and integrated terrorist watch list maintained by the Federal Government. Further, section 4012(a)(2) of IRTPA similarly requires the DHS to compare passenger information for international flights to and from the United States against the consolidated and integrated terrorist watch list before departure of such flights. The SORN is being altered to reflect TSA's determination that the system will not contain classified material, and TSA will not claim an exemption under 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1).