November 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 07-5868
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of Justice
EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Guidance Regarding Clean Water Act Jurisdiction After Rapanos
Document Number: 07-5867
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 5, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced agency guidance regarding Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the consolidated cases Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. United States (``Rapanos''). The agencies issued this guidance to ensure that jurisdictional determinations, administrative enforcement actions, and other relevant agency actions being conducted under CWA section 404 are consistent with the Rapanos decision and provide effective protection for public health and the environment. A six-month public comment period to solicit input on early experience with implementing the guidance began on June 8, 2007. The agencies are extending the public comment period by 45 days.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 07-5866
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5865
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5864
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5863
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5862
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Clearwater National Forest; Idaho; Travel Management Plan
Document Number: 07-5861
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service gives notice of its intent to prepare a Travel Planning Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Clearwater National Forest (CNF). The proposed action would designate a site- specific transportation system and prohibit indiscriminate cross- country traffic. The EIS will analyze the effects of the proposed action and alternatives. The Clearwater National Forest invites comments and suggestions on the issues to be addressed. The agency gives notice of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and decision-making process on the proposal so interested and affected members of the public may participate and contribute to the final decision.
Notice of Open Special Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-IM Bank): Correction
Document Number: 07-5854
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States, Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Advisory committee was established by Public Law 98-181, November 30, 1983, to advise the Export-Import Bank on its programs and to provide comments for inclusion in the reports of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to Congress.
Sunscreen Drug Products for Over-The-Counter Human Use; Proposed Amendment of Final Monograph; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 07-5853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending to December 26, 2007, the comment period for the August 27, 2007, proposed rule to amend the final monograph for over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen drug products (72 FR 49070). The comment period for the proposed rule was to end on November 26, 2007. The agency is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments.
Environmental Impact Statement: Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK
Document Number: 07-5850
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration announces that it will be including the assessment of the transfer of lands from federal to state ownership for aviation uses within the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) currently being prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration. Public and Agency Scoping comments are being sought by the Federal Aviation Administration to receive input regarding the assessment of this additional proposed project within the EIS. Responsible Official: Patricia A. Sullivan, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaskan Region, Airports Division, 222 W. 7th Avenue, 14, Anchorage, AK 99513- 7587, Telephone (907) 271-5454.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-5849
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 15, 2007, vol. 72, no. 157, page 45862-45863. Feedback from this survey is used in the prevention of runway collisions and in the Department of the severity and frequency of runway incursions.
Federal Financial Participation in State Assistance Expenditures; Federal Matching Shares for Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and Aid to Needy Aged, Blind, or Disabled Persons for October 1, 2008 Through September 30, 2009
Document Number: 07-5847
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
The Federal Medical Assistance Percentages and Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages for Fiscal Year 2009 have been calculated pursuant to the Social Security Act (the Act). These percentages will be effective from October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009. This notice announces the calculated ``Federal Medical Assistance Percentages'' and ``Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages'' that The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will use in determining the amount of Federal matching for State medical assistance (Medicaid) and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) expenditures, and Temporary Assistance for needy Families (TANF) Contingency Funds, the federal share of Child Support Enforcement collections, Child Care Mandatory and Matching Funds of the Child Care and Development Funds, Foster Care Title IV-E Maintenance payments, and Adoption Assistance payments. The table gives figures for each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Programs under title XIX of the Act existing each jurisdiction. Programs under titles I, X, and XIV operate only in Guam and the Virgin Islands, while a program under the title XVI (Aid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled) operates only in Puerto Rico. Programs under title XXI began operating in fiscal year 1998. The percentages in this notice apply to State expenditures for most medical services and medical insurance services, and assistance payments for certain social services. The statute provides separately for Federal matching of administrative costs. Sections 1905(b) and 1101(a)(8)(B) of the Act require the Secretary, HHS to publish the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages each year. The Secretary is to calculate the percentages, using formulas in sections 1905(b) and 1101(a)(8)(B), from the Department of Commerce's statistics of average income per person in each State and for the Nation as a whole. The percentages are within the upper and lower limits given in section 1905(b) of the Act. The percentages to be applied to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands are specified in statute, and thus are not based on the statutory formula that determines the percentages for the 50 states. The ``Federal Medical Assistance Percentages'' are for Medicaid. Section 1905(b) of the Act specifies the formula for calculating Federal Medical Assistance Percentages as follows:
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for 12 Species of Picture-Wing Flies From the Hawaiian Islands
Document Number: 07-5706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), revise our August 15, 2006, proposal to designate critical habitat for 12 species of Hawaiian picture-wing flies (Drosophila aglaia, D. differens, D. hemipeza, D. heteroneura, D. montgomeryi, D. mulli, D. musaphilia, D. neoclavisetae, D. obatai, D. ochrobasis, D. substenoptera, and D. tarphytrichia) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 9,238 acres (ac) (3,738 hectares (ha)) fall within the boundaries of this revised proposed critical habitat designation. The revised proposed critical habitat is located in four counties (City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai) in Hawaii.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2007-11-27-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2007-11-27
Renewable Fuel Standard Under Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: E7-23095
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (the Act), as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to annually determine a renewable fuel standard (RFS) which is applicable to refiners, importers and certain blenders of gasoline, and publish the standard in the Federal Register by November 30 of each year. On the basis of this standard, each obligated party determines the volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is consumed as motor vehicle fuel. This standard is calculated as a percentage, by dividing the amount of renewable fuel that the Act requires to be blended into gasoline for a given year by the amount of gasoline expected to be used during that year, including certain adjustments specified by the Act. In this notice we are publishing an RFS of 4.66% for 2008.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E7-23093
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 1044 Modification 4 to the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) Fisheries Ecology Division (FED) in Santa Cruz, California.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Columbia Inspection, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E7-23091
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, Columbia Inspection, Inc., 5013 Pacific Highway East, Suite 2, Fife, Washington 98424, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific tests or gauger services this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/ import/operationssupport/labsscientificsvcs/ organd operations.xml.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy
Document Number: E7-23090
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of SGS North America Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E7-23089
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, SGS North America Inc., 111 Cowan Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U. S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific tests or gauger services this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U. S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/ cgov/import/operationssupport/ labsscientificsvcs/organdoperations.xml.
Re-Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E7-23088
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 91-110 Hanua Street, 204, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity for gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U. S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger services this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U. S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations support/labsscientificsvcs/ organdoperations.xml.
Re-Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E7-23087
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 354 Fairbanks Street, Valdez, Alaska 99686, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity for gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger services this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labs scientificsvcs/ organdoperations.xml.
Re-Approval of Marine Technical Surveyors, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E7-23086
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Marine Technical Surveyors, Inc., 2382 Highway 1 South, Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity for gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger services this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations support/labsscientific svcs/organdoperations.xml.
Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the Greater Yuma Port Authority To Construct, Operate, and Maintain a Livestock Border Crossing Near San Luis, Arizona, at the International Boundary Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: E7-23085
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has issued a Presidential permit, effective November 16, 2007, authorizing the Greater Yuma Port Authority to construct, operate, and maintain a livestock border crossing near San Luis, Arizona, at the international boundary between the United States and Mexico. In making this determination, the Department consulted with other federal agencies, as required by Executive Order 11423, as amended.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) Grant Application
Document Number: E7-23081
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This information collection is required to rate and rank applications submitted as part of a funding competition and to ensure funding eligibility of applicant activities. Respondents are units of general local government eligible for Section 108 Loan Guarantees.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 757 Series Airplanes; Seats With Non-Traditional, Large, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: E7-23079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Boeing Model 757 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Triad International Maintenance Company (TIMCO), will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with seats that include non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels that would affect survivability during a post-crash fire event. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
List of Fisheries for 2008
Document Number: E7-23076
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is publishing its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2008, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The final LOF for 2008 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must categorize each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of serious injury and mortality of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The categorization of a fishery in the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.
Filing Dates for the Louisiana Special Election in the 1st Congressional District
Document Number: E7-23075
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Louisiana has scheduled special elections to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the First Congressional District being vacated by Representative Bobby Jindal. There are three possible special elections, but only two may be necessary. Primary Election: March 8, 2008. Possible Runoff Election: April 5, 2008. In the event that one candidate does not achieve a majority vote in his/her party's Special Primary Election, the top two vote-getters will participate in a Special Runoff Election. General Election: May 3, 2008. However, if a Special Runoff Election is not necessary, the Special General will instead be held on April 5, 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenated Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline, Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1591.24, OMB Control No. 2060-0277
Document Number: E7-23074
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Air Act Tribal Authority (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1676.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0306
Document Number: E7-23073
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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.
Discovery Gas Transmission LLC; Notice of Petition for Approval of Settlement
Document Number: E7-23065
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Proposed Cercla Administrative Agreement for the Recovery of Past and Future Response Costs Incurred at the Vermiculite Intermountain Site in Salt Lake City, UT
Document Number: E7-23064
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement under section 122(h)(1)of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), concerning the Vermiculite Intermountain Site located at and around 333 West 100 South in Salt Lake City, Utah. This settlement, embodied in a CERCLA Section 104, 106(a), 107 and 122(h) Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order On Consent for Removal Action (``Agreement''), is designed to resolve the liability of Settling Respondents for past and future costs at the Site through covenants under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, while requiring long-term institutional controls to protect remedies already in place at the Site. The proposed Agreement requires the Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan Supplemental Trust to pay a total of $100,000, La Quinta Properties, Inc., to pay a total of $441,000 and recognizes PacifiCorp's performance of approximately $3.5 million in cleanup work at the Site. In addition, PacifiCorp and La Quinta Properties, Inc., will record EPA-approved Environmental Covenants to ensure the continued protection of remedial features at the Site. Opportunity for Comment: For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will consider all comments received, and may modify or withdraw its consent to the Agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 8's Central Records Center, 1595 Wynkoop Street, 3rd Floor, in Denver, Colorado.
Marine Mammals; File No. 1034-1854
Document Number: E7-23063
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Markus Horning, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365 has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 1034-1854.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for New Jersey
Document Number: E7-23062
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2007 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the State of New Jersey has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in New Jersey for the remainder of calendar year 2007, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise New Jersey that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in New Jersey.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-23061
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-23060
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security, Suitability, Positive Identification Verification and Access Control for the Department of Education Security Tracking and Reporting System (EDSTAR)
Document Number: E7-23059
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department), publishes this notice to amend and rename the system of records entitled ``Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security and Suitability Purposes'' (18-05-17) as ``Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security, Suitability, Positive Identification Verification and Access Control for the Department of Education Security Tracking and Reporting System (EDSTAR)'' (18-05-17) and to delete the system of records entitled ``Identification Media Records'' (18-05-16). The Department is taking these actions because these systems of records have been merged into and consolidated with the EDSTAR system of records. EDSTAR is designed to implement the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12. HSPD-12 is a Presidential directive that requires the promulgation of a Federal standard to ensure a common, governmentwide standard for secure and reliable forms of Personal Identity Verification (PIV). On February 25, 2005, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) Computer Security Division issued Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201, entitled ``Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors'', in order to satisfy the requirements of HSPD-12 to improve the identification and authentication of Federal employees and contractors for access to Federal facilities and information systems. The Department maintains records in EDSTAR for the purpose of making individual positive identification verification, adjudication determinations concerning suitability for Federal employment and contract positions, decisions concerning access to the Department's facilities and information systems, and information related to the issuance of PIV and FIPS compliant identification media and access to restricted areas. Because many of these records are currently covered by the systems of records entitled ``Identification Media Records'' (18-05-16) and ``Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security and Suitability Purposes'' (18-05-17), the Department is merging and consolidating these systems of records by amending and renaming the ``Investigatory Material Compiled for Personnel Security and Suitability Purposes'' (18-05-17) system as EDSTAR and deleting the system of records for ``Identification Media Records'' (18-05-16).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Department of Education Federal Docket Management System (EDFDMS)
Document Number: E7-23058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Department of Education Federal Docket Management System'' (EDFDMS) (18-09-05). EDFDMS contains individually identifying information voluntarily provided by individuals who submit public comments on the Department's rulemaking documents that are in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS). FDMS is an interagency system that allows the public to search, view, download, and comment on Federal agency rulemaking documents through a single online system. The public accesses the FDMS Web portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Specific Unit Requirements, and Special Waste Processes and Types (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1572.07, OMB Control Number 2050-0050
Document Number: E7-23057
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; EPA ICR No. 2260.02, OMB Control No. 2090-0029
Document Number: E7-23052
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on 2/29/2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for New York
Document Number: E7-23051
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2007 Atlantic bluefish commercial quota allocated to the State of New York has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the Atlantic bluefish fishery may not land bluefish in New York for the remainder of calendar year 2007, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish fishery require publication of this notification to advise New York that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing bluefish in New York.
Port Access Route Study of Potential Vessel Routing Measures To Reduce Vessel Strikes of North Atlantic Right Whales; Correction
Document Number: E7-23050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a notice of study and request for comments that appeared in the Federal Register on November 19, 2007 (72 FR 64968). That notice informed the public the Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) on the area east and south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to include the northern right whale critical habitat, mandatory ship reporting system area, and the Great South Channel including Georges Bank out to the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundary. The purpose of the PARS is to analyze potential vessel routing measures that might help reduce ship strikes with the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale while minimizing any adverse effects on vessel operations. The recommendations of the study will inform the Coast Guard and may lead to appropriate international actions.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Republication of Gulf Red Snapper Interim Management Measures
Document Number: E7-23049
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This temporary rule republishes interim measures to reduce overfishing of Gulf red snapper that were previously implemented via a temporary rule published by NMFS on April 2, 2007, and extended through March 28, 2008, by a temporary rule published by NMFS on September 24, 2007. The interim measures reduce the commercial and recreational quotas for red snapper, reduce the commercial minimum size limit for red snapper, reduce the recreational bag limit for Gulf red snapper, prohibit the retention of red snapper under the bag limit for captain and crew of a vessel operating as a charter vessel or headboat, and establish a target level of reduction of shrimp trawl bycatch mortality of red snapper. The intended effect of this temporary rule is to reinstate the text of the interim measures in the Code of Federal Regulations that was inadvertently removed.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Sabine Lake, near Sabine Pass, Port Arthur, TX
Document Number: E7-23046
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
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 82 (SR 82) swing span bridge across the Sabine Lake at mile 10.0, Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation to repair sections of the steel truss members of the drawbridge.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-23045
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted regarding the Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standard (UTQGS) below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on July 20, 2007 [72 FR 39889-39890].
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-23044
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security is establishing the Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) under authority of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006, Public Law 109-241. Individuals interested in serving on this committee are invited to apply for membership.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Apra Harbor, GU
Document Number: E7-23043
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA intends to conduct public meetings and collect public comments in advance of preparing an EIS to designate a permanent ODMDS off Apra Harbor, Guam. This EIS will be prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy). An EIS is needed to provide the environmental information necessary to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with ODMDS alternatives and select a preferred alternative that meets EPA's site selection criteria at 40 CFR 228.5 and 228.6. Need for Action: Both the Navy and the Port Authority of Guam (PAG) have plans to expand their operations in Apra Harbor, Guam. Expansion of the Apra Harbor Naval Complex and Commercial Port is proposed to accommodate projected increases in vessel and cargo traffic, newer classes of vessels and dockside maintenance and support operations. Expansion plans would require dredging to increase water depths for the safe navigation of military and commercial vessels. In addition, ongoing navigation activities also require periodic maintenance dredging. It should be noted that designation of an ODMDS does not constitute approval of ocean disposal. The Corps, with EPA concurrence, must first determine on a case by case basis that the proposed dredged material is suitable and that all beneficial reuse or other alternatives to ocean disposal have been considered. However, not all of the anticipated dredged materials can be accommodated in existing landfills and these sediments may not all be suitable for beneficial re-use (e.g., construction fills, wetlands restoration). Therefore, it is necessary to establish a permanent ODMDS to accommodate dredged material generated from anticipated new work and maintenance dredging in Apra Harbor. Alternatives: The following proposed alternatives have been tentatively defined.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sabine River (Old Channel) Behind Orange Harbor Island, Orange, TX
Document Number: E7-23042
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the drawbridge across the Sabine River (Old Channel) behind Orange Harbor Island, mile 9.5, at Orange, Texas. The regulation can be removed because the bridge no longer exists.