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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24901
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
New Emergency Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines
Document Number: E7-24900
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency processing and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of information collection and its expected burden. This collection provides TSA critical facility and annual product through-put information from owners/operators of the nation's largest pipelines, and is necessitated by the requirements set forth in the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.
Division of Loan Repayment; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs
Document Number: E7-24899
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Division of Loan Repayment, National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Proposed Collection: Title: National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of currently approved collection (OMB No. 0925-0361, expiration date 6/30/ 08). Form Numbers: NIH 2674-1, NIH 2674-2, NIH 2674-3, NIH 2674-4, NIH 2674-5, NIH 2674-6, NIH 2674-7, NIH 2674-8, NIH 2674-9, NIH 2674-10, NIH 2674-11, NIH 2674-12, NIH 2674-13, NIH 2674-14, NIH 2674-15, NIH 2674-16, NIH 2674-17, NIH 2674-18, and NIH 2674-19. Need and Use of Information Collection: The NIH makes available financial assistance, in the form of educational loan repayment, to M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M., D.C., and N.D. degree holders, or the equivalent, who perform biomedical or behavioral research in NIH intramural laboratories or as extramural grantees for a minimum of 2 years (3 years for the General Research Loan Repayment Program (LRP)) in research areas supporting the mission and priorities of the NIH. The AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program (AIDS-LRP) is authorized by Section 487A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 288-1); the Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (CR-LRP) is authorized by Section 487E (42 U.S.C. 288-5); the General Research Loan Repayment Program (GR-LRP) is authorized by Section 487C (42 U.S.C. 288-3); the Loan Repayment Program Regarding Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR) is authorized by Section 487F (42 U.S.C. 288-5a); the Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program (PR-LRP) is authorized by Section 487F (42 U.S.C. 288-6); the Extramural Clinical Research LRP for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (ECR-LRP) is authorized by an amendment to Section 487E (42 U.S.C. 288-5); the Contraception and Infertility Research LRP (CIR-LRP) is authorized by Section 487B (42 U.S.C. 288-2); and the Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program (HD-LRP) is authorized by Section 485G (42 U.S.C. 287c-33). The Loan Repayment Programs provide for the repayment of up to $35,000 a year of the principal and interest of the educational loan debt of qualified health professionals who agree to conduct qualifying research for each year of obligated service. The information proposed for collection will be used to determine an applicant's eligibility for participation in the program. Frequency of Response: Initial application and annual or biennial renewal application. Affected Public: Applicants, financial institutions, research institutions, recommenders. Type of Respondents: Physicians, other scientific or medical personnel, and organizational officials. The annual reporting burden is as follows:
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-24895
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Sections 35013520. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Colorado
Document Number: E7-24894
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is initiating a public rulemaking process to address the management of roadless areas on National Forest System lands within the State of Colorado. This rulemaking is the result of a petition submitted by Governor Bill Ritter on behalf of the State of Colorado pursuant to 7 CFR 1.28, reviewed and recommended by the Department's Roadless Area Conservation National Advisory Committee, and accepted by the Secretary. The State requests specific regulatory protections with certain management flexibility for the approximately four million acres of affected lands. The Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze and disclose potential environmental consequences associated with this rulemaking.
Roadless Area Conservation National Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-24893
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Roadless Area Conservation National Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed rule for the management of roadless areas on National Forest System lands in the State of Idaho and to discuss other related roadless area matters.
Notice of Request for a New Information Collection
Document Number: E7-24891
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection: Customer Satisfaction Survey for FTA's Public Web site Contact Us Tool.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: E7-24888
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: E7-24887
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Calculating and Apportioning the Section 11(b)(1) Additional Tax Under Section 1561 for Controlled Groups
Document Number: E7-24886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations that affect component members of a controlled group of corporations and consolidated groups filing life-nonlife Federal income tax returns. These temporary regulations provide guidance for calculating and apportioning between component members any amount of additional tax and any reduction in the amount exempted from the alternative minimum tax. These temporary regulations also update and clarify the allocation of tax-benefit items in the case in which a component member has a short taxable year not including a December 31st date. Finally, these temporary regulations provide explanations of two concepts: A group's testing date and a member's testing period for use in determining which members of the group and which taxable years of those members are subject to the controlled group rules. The text of those regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24885
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24884
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24883
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Annual Report from Foreign-Trade Zones
Document Number: E7-24882
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, 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.
Calculating and Apportioning the Section 11(b)(1) Additional Tax under Section 1561 for Controlled Groups.
Document Number: E7-24874
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document removes the final regulation for Sec. 1.1561-2, amends Sec. Sec. 1.1561-2T and 1.1563-1T, and adds Sec. 1.1502-47T. These temporary regulations affect component members of a controlled group of corporations and consolidated groups filing life-nonlife Federal income tax returns. These temporary regulations provide guidance for calculating and apportioning between component members any amount of additional tax and any reduction in the amount exempted from the alternative minimum tax. These temporary regulations also update and clarify the allocation of tax-benefit items in the case in which a component member has a short taxable year not including a December 31st date. Finally, these temporary regulations provide explanations of two concepts: a group's testing date and a member's testing period for use in determining which members of the group and which taxable years of those members are subject to the controlled group rules. The text of these temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Retiree Health Benefits
Document Number: E7-24867
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is publishing this final rule so that employers may create, adopt, and maintain a wide range of retiree health plan designs, such as Medicare bridge plans and Medicare wrap-around plans, without violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). To address concerns that the ADEA may be construed to create an incentive for employers to eliminate or reduce retiree health benefits, EEOC is creating a narrow exemption from the prohibitions of the ADEA for the practice of coordinating employer- sponsored retiree health benefits with eligibility for Medicare or a comparable State health benefits program.\1\ The rule does not otherwise affect an employer's ability to offer health or other employment benefits to retirees, consistent with the law.
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller Inc. Compact Series Propellers
Document Number: E7-24855
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Hartzell Propeller Inc. models ( )HC-( )( )Y( )-( )( )( ) compact series, constant speed or feathering propellers with Hartzell manufactured ``Y'' shank aluminum blades. That AD currently requires initial blade inspections, with no repetitive inspections; rework of all ``Y'' shank aluminum blades including cold rolling of the blade shank retention radius, blade replacement and modification of pitch change mechanisms for certain propeller models; and changing the airplane operating limitations with specific models of propellers installed. This AD requires the same actions but clarifies certain areas of the compliance, and updates a certain service bulletin (SB) reference to the most recent SB. This AD results from operators requesting clarification of certain portions of AD 2002-09-08. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the propeller blade from fatigue cracks in the blade shank radius, which can result in damage to the airplane and loss of airplane control.
Electioneering Communications
Document Number: E7-24797
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is revising its rules governing electioneering communications. These revisions implement the Supreme Court's decision in FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc., which held that the prohibition on the use of corporate and labor organization funds for electioneering communications is unconstitutional as applied to certain types of electioneering communications. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Abbreviated Bitrex® Qualitative Fit-Testing Protocol
Document Number: E7-24792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to include the protocol for the abbreviated Bitrex[supreg] qualitative fit test (``ABQLFT'') in its Respiratory Protection Standard; the proposed protocol would apply to employers in general industry, shipyard employment, and the construction industry. The proposed ABQLFT protocol consists of seven exercises described in the existing Bitrex[supreg] qualitative fit-testing protocol specified in OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard. However, each of the exercises in the proposed ABQLFT protocol lasts 15 seconds, compared to 60 seconds for exercises in the existing Bitrex[supreg] qualitative fit-testing protocol. This proposal describes the test sensitivity, predictive value of a pass, test specificity, and predictive value of a fail for the ABQLFT protocol, and requests the public to comment on whether this evidence supports OSHA including the ABQLFT in the Respiratory Protection Standard.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2007
Document Number: E7-24778
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on July 1, 2007 and ending on September 30, 2007.
Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
Document Number: E7-24769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to revise the standards for mandatory training requirements for entry-level operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate operations who are required to possess a commercial driver's license (CDL). The proposed rule would not apply to drivers who currently possess a CDL or obtain a CDL before a date 3 years after a final rule goes into effect. Following that date, persons applying for new or upgraded CDLs would be required to successfully complete specified minimum classroom and behind-the-wheel training from an accredited institution or program. The State driver-licensing agency would only issue a CDL if the applicant presented a valid Driver Training Certificate obtained from an accredited institution or program. This NPRM would strengthen the Agency's entry-level driver training requirements as a means to enhance the safety of CMV operations on our Nation's highways.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Clay Ceramics Manufacturing, Glass Manufacturing, and Secondary Nonferrous Metals Processing
Document Number: E7-24720
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing national emission standards for the Clay Ceramics Manufacturing, Glass Manufacturing, and Secondary Nonferrous Metals Processing area source categories. Each of these three final emissions standards reflects the generally available control technology or management practices used by sources within the respective area source category.
National Mentoring Month, 2008
Document Number: 07-6202
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 07-6195
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Fee Rate
Document Number: 07-6182
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.1(a)(3), that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted final annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.059% (.00059) for tier 2 for calendar year 2007. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a certificate of self-regulation under 25 CFR part 518, the final fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2007 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0295% (.000295).
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 07-6177
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 07-6171
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-6170
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 07-6169
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 07-6168
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 07-6167
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-6166
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-6165
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 07-6163
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 07-6162
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-6160
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-6159
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-6158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; American Health Information Community Population Health and Clinical Care Connections Workgroup Meeting
Document Number: 07-6157
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the 22nd meeting of the American Health Information Community Population Health and Clinical Care Connections Workgroup in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App.)
Solid Urea From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results and Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of the Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review
Document Number: 07-6155
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new-shipper review of the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Russian Federation manufactured and exported by MCC EuroChem (EuroChem). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. We preliminarily determine that, during the POR, EuroChem did not sell the subject merchandise at less than normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 07-6151
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 07-6150
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
Draft Site Progress Report to the World Heritage Committee for Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 07-6147
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the Decision adopted by the 27th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Document: WHC-03/27.COM/7A.12) accepted by the United States Government, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the publication for comment of a Draft Site Progress Report to the World Heritage Committee for Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders
Document Number: 07-6145
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR entitled, ``Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders,'' which is used to provide registered motor carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting process agent requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-6143
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 07-6141
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 07-6140
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health