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Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Secure Flight Records
Document Number: E7-21907
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
Following a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and public comment, this rule amends the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s regulations by exempting a new system of records from several provisions of the Privacy Act. The Secure Flight Records system (DHS/ TSA 019) includes records used as part of the watch list matching program known as Secure Flight, which 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). Under the Secure Flight program, TSA would assume the current watch list matching function to the No Fly and Selectee Lists from aircraft operators. TSA is exempting DHS/TSA 019 from provisions of the Privacy Act to the extent necessary to protect the integrity of investigatory information that may be included in the system of records.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bonfouca Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E7-21885
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 433 (S433) Bridge across Bonfouca Bayou, mile 7.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bonfouca Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E7-21884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 433 (S433) swing span bridge across Bonfouca Bayou, mile 7.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has requested changes to the present drawbridge operating regulations to make more efficient use of operating resources and to enhance the flow of vehicles across the bridge during peak traffic hours.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-21817
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Truth in Savings
Document Number: E7-21701
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation DD, which implements the Truth in Savings Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules addressed the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. In addition, the Board is adopting final amendments to Regulation DD to provide guidance on the electronic delivery of disclosures. For example, the final rules provide that when a deposit account advertisement is accessed by a consumer in electronic form, disclosures may be provided to the consumer in electronic form in the advertisement without regard to the consumer consent and other provisions of the E- Sign Act. Similar final rules are being adopted under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Truth in Lending
Document Number: E7-21700
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The 2001 interim final rules addressed the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. In addition, the Board is adopting final amendments to Regulation Z to provide guidance on the electronic delivery of disclosures. For example, the final rules provide that when an application for a credit card is accessed by a consumer in electronic form, disclosures may be provided to the consumer in electronic form on or with the application without regard to the consumer consent and other provisions of the E- Sign Act. Similar final rules are being adopted under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Consumer Leasing
Document Number: E7-21699
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation M, which implements the Consumer Leasing Act, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules addressed the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. In addition, the Board is adopting final amendments to Regulation M to provide guidance on the electronic delivery of disclosures. For example, the final rules provide that when a lease advertisement is accessed by a consumer in electronic form, disclosures may be provided to the consumer in electronic form in the advertisement without regard to the consumer consent and other provisions of the E-Sign Act. Similar final rules are being adopted under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Electronic Fund Transfer
Document Number: E7-21698
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules addressed the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. Similar rules are being adopted under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Equal Credit Opportunity
Document Number: E7-21697
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation B, which implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules address the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. In addition, the Board is adopting final amendments to Regulation B to provide guidance on the electronic delivery of disclosures. For example, the final rules provide that when an application is accessed by an applicant in electronic form, disclosures may be provided to the consumer in electronic form on or with the application without regard to the consumer consent and other provisions of the E-Sign Act. Similar final rules are being adopted under other consumer financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E7-21596
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A recently-enacted federal law directs the Commission to develop rules to implement a new postal ratemaking system. This document responds to that directive by adopting rules addressing market dominant and competitive products, including negotiated service agreements, the regulatory calendar, and product lists. Adoption of the rules allows the Postal Service and mailers to begin to exercise its options under the new law.
Controls, Telltales and Indicators
Document Number: E7-21431
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In past interpretations, NHTSA has taken the position that redundant displays, voluntarily provided by the vehicle manufacturer, need not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 101 Controls, Telltales, and Indicators, if another display fully meets the standard's requirements. This document sets forth a draft interpretation addressing whether this principle should apply to redundant telltales ``of particular safety significance'' placed in ``common spaces.'' We have tentatively concluded that the principle should not be extended to these telltales.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-5631
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice; Announcing a Partially Open Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 07-5630
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions
Board of Directors Meeting
Document Number: 07-5628
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Reestablishment of the Edward R. Madigan United States Agricultural Export Excellence Award Board of Evaluators
Document Number: 07-5607
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture has reestablished the Edward R. Madigan United States Agricultural Export Excellence Award Board of Evaluators. The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that the Board is necessary and in the public interest.
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-5606
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) will meet to elect a new committee chairperson, vice- chairperson and chairpersons for subcommittees. The meeting will not be a working meeting. This meeting will be open to the public.
Atlantic Coast Bank, Atlantic Coast Federal, M.H.C., Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation, and Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation, Waycross, Georgia; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-5604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Federal Reserve Bank Services
Document Number: 07-5602
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board has approved the private sector adjustment factor (PSAF) for 2008 of $113.1 million and the 2008 fee schedules for Federal Reserve priced services and electronic access. These actions were taken in accordance with the requirements of the Monetary Control Act of 1980, which requires that, over the long run, fees for Federal Reserve priced services be established on the basis of all direct and indirect costs, including the PSAF. The Board has also approved maintaining the current earnings credit rate on clearing balances.
Research Performance Progress Report Format
Document Number: 07-5601
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF), on behalf of the Chief Financial Officers Council's Grants Policy Committee, the Grants.gov Executive Board, and the National Science & Technology Council's Research Business Models Subcommittee, is soliciting public comment on a standardized Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) format. The NSF has agreed to serve as the ``sponsor'' of this Federal-wide format for receipt of comments under this interagency initiative. Development of a standardized RPPR is an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a Committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). It is also part of the implementation of the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-107). Consistent with the purposes of that Act, the objective of this initiative is to establish a uniform format for reporting performance on Federally- funded research projects. Although different Federal agencies utilize a variety of formats for reporting progress on activities supported by research grants, similar information is usually collected. These variations increase administrative effort and costs for recipients of Federal awards and make it difficult to compare research programs across government. Development of standard reporting categories will facilitate the development of a common electronic solution for collecting the information in lieu of collecting it through numerous agency-unique reporting forms currently used. In furtherance of Public Law 106-107, this proposed format will directly benefit award recipients by making it easier for recipients to administer Federal grant programs through standardization of the types of research information required in performance reports. This proposed format is for interim progress reports only, and once implemented, it is intended to replace other formats. The NSTC RBM Subcommittee may consider a similar format for final reports, subsequent to this RPPR initiative. Agencies may use other OMB-approved reporting formats for specialized research grants, such as centers/institutes, clinical trials, or fellowship/training awards. Each category is in the proposed RPPR is a separate reporting component. Award recipients would be required to report on the mandatory category and may be required to report on the mandatory category and may be required to report on any of the optional categories as instructed by an awarding agency. Agencies may develop an agency- or program-specific category, if necessary, to meet programmatic requirements, although agencies would be instructed to minimize the degree to which they supplement the standard categories. Comment is requested on any aspect of the reporting components proposed, such as appropriateness, feasibility, completeness, or mandatory specification. The NSF also invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on estimates of burden as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-5600
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Impact Statement: Worcester County, MD
Document Number: 07-5599
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for a proposed bridge project in Worcester County, Maryland. The purpose of the EIS is to provide information and analyses for decisions on the project in accordance with the policies and purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act.
California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 07-5597
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on December 13, 2007. This meeting will be held jointly with the California Bay-Delta Authority. The agenda for the joint meeting will include discussions with State and Federal agency representatives on CALFED End of Stage 1 decisions and planning for Stage 2 actions for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program (Program); and approval of the 2007 Statement of Program Accomplishments and Progress, and the 2008 Program Plans. The meeting will also include reports from the Lead Scientist and the Independent Science Board, along with updates on Delta Vision, Delta Risk Management Strategy, Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, Program Performance and Tracking, Performance Measures, and an Environmental Justice Framework.
Baltimore County Savings Bank, F.S.B., Baltimore County Savings Bank, M.H.C., BCSB Bankcorp, Inc., and BCSB Bancorp, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-5596
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5480
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003
Document Number: 07-5453
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA and FTC (the Agencies) are jointly issuing final rules and guidelines implementing section 114 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) and final rules implementing section 315 of the FACT Act. The rules implementing section 114 require each financial institution or creditor to develop and implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program (Program) to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft in connection with the opening of certain accounts or certain existing accounts. In addition, the Agencies are issuing guidelines to assist financial institutions and creditors in the formulation and maintenance of a Program that satisfies the requirements of the rules. The rules implementing section 114 also require credit and debit card issuers to assess the validity of notifications of changes of address under certain circumstances. Additionally, the Agencies are issuing joint rules under section 315 that provide guidance regarding reasonable policies and procedures that a user of consumer reports must employ when a consumer reporting agency sends the user a notice of address discrepancy.