2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Employment Tax Adjustments
Document Number: E7-25134
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed amendments to regulations relating to employment tax adjustments and employment tax refund claims. These proposed amendments modify the process for making interest-free adjustments for both underpayments and overpayments of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) taxes and Federal income tax withholding (ITW) under sections 6205(a) and 6413(a), respectively, of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). These proposed amendments also modify the process for filing claims for refund of overpayments of employment taxes under sections 6402 and 6414. These amendments are proposed in connection with the IRS's development of new forms to report adjustments to employment taxes which will replace the existing process of reporting adjustments of employment taxes on regularly filed employment tax returns. These proposed amendments affect taxpayers that file Form 941, ``Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return,'' Form 943, ``Employer's Annual Tax Return for Agricultural Employees,'' Form 944, ``Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return,'' Form 945, ``Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax,'' and Form CT-1, ``Employer's Annual Railroad Retirement Tax Return,'' and any related Spanish-language returns or returns for U.S. possessions. This document contains proposed amendments to regulations relating to the return requirements under section 6011 to reflect the changes to the adjustment and refund processes, and to reflect additional statutory and process updates. This document also contains proposed amendments to the regulations under section 6302 to clarify deposit obligations with respect to interest-free adjustments of underpayments and the effect of adjustments and refunds on the deposit schedule of a Form 943 filer. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed amendments to the regulations.
Disclosure of Return Information to the Bureau of the Census
Document Number: E7-25129
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a temporary regulation that adds an additional item of return information that may be disclosed to the Bureau of the Census (Bureau). The regulation adds one item of return information for use in the Bureau's annual Survey of Industrial Research and Development. The temporary regulation provides guidance to IRS personnel responsible for disclosing the information. This regulation facilitates the assistance of the IRS to the Bureau in its statistics programs and requires no action by taxpayers and has no effect on their tax liabilities. The text of the temporary regulation also serves as the text of the proposed regulation (REG-147832-07) set forth in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Disclosure of Return Information to the Bureau of the Census
Document Number: E7-25127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
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 a regulation that would add an additional item of return information that may be disclosed to the Bureau of the Census (Bureau) for use in the Bureau's annual Survey of Industrial Research and Development. This proposed regulation provides guidance to IRS personnel responsible for disclosing the information. This regulation facilitates the assistance of the IRS to the Bureau in its statistics programs and requires no action by taxpayers and has no effect on their tax liabilities.
Measurement of Assets and Liabilities for Pension Funding Purposes
Document Number: E7-25125
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations providing guidance on the determination of plan assets and benefit liabilities for purposes of the funding requirements that apply to single employer defined benefit plans. These regulations affect sponsors, administrators, participants, and beneficiaries of single employer defined benefit plans.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-24992
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Correction
Document Number: 07-6256
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This document corrects a technical error in the notice [Document Identifier: CMS-10232] entitled ``State Plan Template to Implement Section 6062 of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005'' that was published in the December 7, 2007 Federal Register.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Mason Road Lead Site, Mason, OH
Document Number: 07-6253
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with 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 which includes compromise of past response costs incurred in connection with the Mason Road Lead site in Mason Ohio with the Board of Education Mason of Mason City School District. The settlement requires Settling Party to reimburse U.S. EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund $15,917.36 for costs incurred by U.S. EPA since December 11, 2004, through the effective date of this Administrative Order on Consent to oversee the clean-up of the Mason Road Lead site. The total past costs incurred between December 11, 2004, and December 9, 2006, are $19,896.70 and are being compromised in consideration of the settling party having completed a removal action under the terms of a Unilateral Administrative Order Docket No: V-W-04-C-803 issued pursuant to CERCLA section 106(a), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations with indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The U.S. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. EPA Record Center, Room 714, U.S. EPA, 77 West Jackson boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2008 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications; Preliminary 2008 Quota Adjustments; 2008 Summer Flounder Quota for Delaware
Document Number: 07-6252
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues final specifications for the 2008 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. This final rule specifies allowed harvest limits for both commercial and recreational fisheries, including commercial scup possession limits. This action prohibits federally permitted commercial vessels from landing summer flounder in Delaware in 2008 due to continued quota repayment from previous years' overages. The actions of this final rule are necessary to comply with regulations implementing the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP), as well as to ensure compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act). The intent of this action is to establish harvest levels and other management measures to ensure that target fishing mortality rates (F) or exploitation rates, as specified for these species in the FMP, are not exceeded. In addition, this action implements measures that ensure continued rebuilding of these three overfished species and ends overfishing in the summer flounder fishery.
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-6245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Human Genome Research Institute; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 07-6244
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 07-6242
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of Justice
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 07-6241
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Withdrawal of Panel Review
Document Number: 07-6240
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Withdrawal of the Request for Panel Review and the Complaint, the panel review is terminated as of December 20, 2007. A panel has not been appointed to this panel review. Pursuant to Rule 71(2) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, this panel review is terminated.
Appraisal Subcommittee; Information Collection Submitted for OMB Review And Comment Request
Document Number: 07-6238
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (``ASC'') will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for clearance the following information collection, without change from a previously approved collection.
Appraisal Subcommittee; Information Collection Submitted for OMB Review and Comment Request
Document Number: 07-6237
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (``ASC'') will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for clearance the following information collection, without change from a previously approved collection.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-6234
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus Announces Start Date for Licensing and Registration Process for the 3650-3700 MHz
Document Number: 07-6229
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB or Bureau) announces as the start date for filing applications for nationwide non- exclusive licenses in the 3650-3700 MHz band (3650 MHz band). The Bureau explains how to use the Commission's Universal Licensing System (ULS) to acquire a nationwide non-exclusive license for terrestrial operations in the 3650 MHz band and how to register fixed and base stations under such a license.\1\ Mobile and portable stations, which are typically used by consumers, i.e., end users or subscribers, do not require a separate license and do not have to be registered in ULS.
Appraisal Subcommittee; Information Collection Submitted for OMB Review and Comment Request
Document Number: 07-6228
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (``ASC'') will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for clearance the following information collection, without change from a previously approved collection.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway in Idaho
Document Number: 07-6225
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces action taken by the USACE that is final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The action relates to a proposed highway project, Sandpoint North and South, Federal-aid Project No. DHP-NH-IR-CM-F-5116(068), Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD) Key No. 1729, Sandpoint in Bonner County in the State of Idaho. The action grants a Clean Water Act (CWA), section 404 permit for the project, pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 1344.
Regulatory Streamlining of the Farm Service Agency's Direct Farm Loan Programs; Correction
Document Number: 07-6201
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
This document contains corrections to the final rule titled ``Regulatory Streamlining of the Farm Service Agency's Direct Farm Loan Programs'' that was published November 8, 2007. The Agency is correcting the order of two forms in the appendices and inserting the date of ``12-31-07'' on form FSA-2512 in the upper left corner.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 07-6197
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2008, and ending on June 30, 2008, the prompt payment interest rate and the contract disputes interest rate is 4-\3/4\ per centum per annum.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2007-12-28-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2007-12-28
Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the DHS S&T Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT)
Document Number: E7-25333
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public to comment on new data collection forms for the Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT) initiative. The PREDICT initiative facilitates the accessibility of computer and network operational data for use in cyber defense research and development through the establishment of distributed repositories of security-relevant network operations data, and the application procedures, protection policies, and review processes necessary to make this data available to the cyber defense research community. The forms will allow the PREDICT initiative to provide a central repository, accessible through a Web-based portal (https://www.predict.org/) that catalogs current computer network operational data, provide secure access to multiple sources of data collected as a result of use and traffic on the Internet, and facilitate data flow among PREDICT participants for the purpose of developing new models, technologies and products that support effective threat assessment and increase cyber security capabilities. The Department is committed to improving its PREDICT initiative and invites interested persons to comment on the following forms and instructions (hereinafter ``Forms Package'') for the PREDICT initiative: (1) Account Request Form (DHS Form 10029); (2) Add a New Dataset Form (DHS Form 10030); (3) Annotate Dataset Form (DHS Form 10031); (4) Request a Dataset Form (DHS Form 10032); (5) Update Host Data Form (DHS Form 10033); (6) Update Provider Data Form (DHS Form 10034); (7) Memorandum of AgreementPREDICT (PCC) Coordinating Center and Researcher/User (DHS Form 10035); (8) Memorandum of AgreementPCC and Data Provider (DP) (DHS Form 10036); (9) Memorandum of AgreementPCC and Data Host (DH) (DHS Form 10037); (10) Authorization Letter for Data Host (DHS Form 10038); (11) Authorization Letter for Data Provider (DHS Form 10039); (12) Sponsorship Letter (DHS Form 10040); (13) Notice of Dataset Access/Application Expiration (DHS Form 10041); (14) Certificate of Data Destruction (DHS Form 10042). This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Procurement Thresholds for Implementation of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979; Correction
Document Number: E7-25330
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
On December 14, 2007, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published notice of the Procurement Thresholds for Implementation of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (72 FR 71166). That Notice included three incorrect procurement threshold values due to inadvertent calculation errors. This notice provides the corrected thresholds. Now, therefore, I, Susan C. Schwab, United States Trade Representative, in conformity with the provisions of Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out the trade agreement obligations of the United States under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO/GPA), Chapter 15 of the United States- Australia Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Australia FTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Bahrain FTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Chile FTA), Chapter 9 of the Dominican Republic-Central American-United States (DR- CAFTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Morocco FTA), and Chapter 13 of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Singapore FTA), do hereby determine, effective on January 1, 2008, for the calendar years 2008-2009, the following thresholds shall apply and replace those set out in the Determination published on December 14, 2007 (72 FR 71166): $7,443,000for the procurement of construction services by all entities listed in the WTO/GPA, U.S.-Australia FTA, U.S.-Chile FTA, DR- CAFTA, U.S.-Morocco FTA, and the U.S.-Singapore FTA. $528,000for the procurement of goods and services by sub-central entities listed in the WTO/GPA, U.S.-Australia FTA, U.S.-Chile FTA, DR- CAFTA, U.S.-Morocco FTA, and the U.S.-Singapore FTA. $595,000for the procurement of goods and services by entities listed in U.S. Annex 3 of the WTO/GPA; List B in Annex 15-A of the U.S.-Australia FTA; List B in Annex 9-A, Section 3 of the U.S.-Bahrain FTA; List B in Annex 9.1, Section C of the U.S.-Chile FTA; List B in Annex 9.1, Section C of the DR-CAFTA; List B in Annex 9.1, Section C of the U.S.-Morocco FTA; and Annex 13A, Section C of the U.S.-Singapore FTA.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-25317
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities, where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-25316
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E7-25315
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2008, the interest rates for overpayments will be 6 percent for corporations and 7 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 7 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Report on the Selection of Eligible Countries for Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: E7-25312
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This report is provided in accordance with section 608(d)(1) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, Public Law 108-199, Division D, (the ``Act''). The Act authorizes the provision of Millennium Challenge Account (``MCA'') assistance under section 605 of the Act to countries that enter into compacts with the United States to support policies and programs that advance the progress of such countries in achieving lasting economic growth and poverty reduction, and are in furtherance of the Act. The Act requires the Millennium Challenge Corporation (``MCC'') to take steps to determine the countries that, based to the maximum extent possible on objective and quantifiable indicators of a country's demonstrated commitment to just and democratic governance, economic freedom, and investing in their people, will be eligible to receive MCA assistance for a fiscal year. These steps include the submission of reports to appropriate congressional committees and the publication of notices in the Federal Register that identify, among other things: 1. The ``candidate countries'' for MCA assistance for a fiscal year, and all countries that would be candidate countries if they met the requirement of section 606(a)(1)(B) (section 608(a) of the Act); 2. The eligibility criteria and methodology that the MCC Board of Directors (the ``Board'') will use to select ``eligible countries'' from among the ``candidate countries'' (section 608(b) of the Act); and 3. The countries determined by the Board to be ``eligible countries'' for a fiscal year, the countries on the list of eligible countries with which the Board will seek to enter into a compact, and a justification for the decisions regarding eligibility and selection for negotiation (section 608(d)(1) of the Act). This is the third of the above-described reports by MCC for fiscal year 2008 (FY08). It identifies countries determined by the Board to be eligible under section 607 of the Act for FY08 and those that the Board will seek to enter into compacts under section 609 of the Act, and the justification for such decisions.
Draft Prescription Drug User Fee Act IV Information Technology Plan; Availability for Comment
Document Number: E7-25310
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability for public comment of the draft information technology (IT) plan entitled ``Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) IV Information Technology Plan.'' This plan is intended to provide regulated industry and other stakeholders with information on FDA's vision and plan for improving the automation of business processes and maintaining information systems that support the process for the review of human drug applications to achieve the objectives defined in the PDUFA Performance Goals.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-25307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: E7-25305
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-25304
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Earth Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E7-25301
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Earth Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Oregon; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-25300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Oregon (FEMA-1733-DR), dated December 8, 2007, and related determinations.
Lincoln County, Nevada; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-25299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is denying a petition for rulemaking submitted March 23, 2007, by Lincoln County, Nevada, related to its potential participation as an affected unit of local government (AULG) in the NRC proceeding concerning the Department of Energy's proposed repository for high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Lincoln County desires an amendment to 10 CFR 2.314(b) to allow it and other AULGs to be represented in the proceeding by any duly authorized individual, including a non-attorney consultant. The Commission is denying the petition as unnecessary because the current regulations allow Lincoln County the representation it seeks.
National Fire Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E7-25298
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet by teleconference on January 29, 2008.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction
Document Number: E7-25296
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Securtiy
This document corrects the table to a final rule published in the Federal Register of September 17, 2007. This correction clarifies the table representing the flooding source(s), location of referenced elevation, the effective and modified elevation in feet and the communities affected for Cleveland County, North Carolina, and Incorporated Areas; specifically, for the flooding source ``Brushy Creek Tributary 1 of Tributary 6,'' and for Randolph County, North Carolina, and Incorporated Areas, specifically, for the flooding source ``Dodsons Lake 2'' than was previously published.
Washington; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-25295
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Washington (FEMA-1734-DR), dated December 8, 2007, and related determinations.
Kansas; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-25294
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Kansas (FEMA-3282-EM), dated December 12, 2007, and related determinations.
Revisions to Consolidated Federal Air Rule; Correction
Document Number: E7-25293
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA issued a final rule on August 27, 2007 (effective date November 26, 2007) that revised the General Provisions for Consolidated Federal Air Rule to allow extensions to the deadline imposed for source owners and operators to conduct required performance tests in specified force majeure circumstances. The final rule inadvertently stated that we were revising paragraph (c) introductory text when we actually added introductory text to paragraph (c). The purpose of this action is to correct this error. This action merely addresses a formatting issue. Thus, it is proper to issue this notice without notice and comment. Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), provides that, when an Agency for good cause finds that notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest, the Agency may issue a rule without providing notice and an opportunity for public comment. We have determined that there is good cause for making this action final without prior proposal and opportunity for comment because the change to the rule is a minor technical correction, is noncontroversial, and does not substantively change the agency actions taken in the final rule. Thus, notice and public procedure are unnecessary. We find that this constitutes good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: National Fire Academy Long-term Evaluation Form for Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-term Evaluation Form for Students. OMB Number: 1660-0039. Abstract: The National Fire Academy Long-term Evaluation Form will be used to evaluate all National Fire Academy (NFA) on-campus resident training courses. Course graduates and their supervisors will be asked to evaluate the impact of the training on both individual job performance and the fire and emergency response department/community where the student works. The data provided by students and supervisors is used to update existing NFA course materials and to develop new courses that reflect the emerging issues/needs of the Nation's fire service. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: Burden for this collection is .33 hours for FEMA Form 95-59 and .17 hours for FEMA Form 95-58 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,500. Frequency of Response: Once. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent via electronic mail to oirasubmission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974. Comments must be submitted on or before January 28, 2008.
Reaffirmation of Statement of Findings: Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Amendments Act of 2004
Document Number: E7-25290
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is publishing this notice in accordance with section 302(b) of the Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Amendments Act of 2004 (Settlement Amendments Act), Public Law 108-451, 118 Stat. 3536, 3571-72, and H.R. 3739 (Public Law Number forthcoming). Congress enacted the Settlement Amendments Act as Title III of the Arizona Water Settlements Act (AWSA), Public Law 108- 451, 118 Stat. 3478 et seq. The publication of this notice causes the amendments to the Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Act of 1982 (1982 Act), Public Law 97-293, 96 Stat. 1274 (as amended), made by the Settlement Amendments Act to take effect.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25289
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-25288
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-25287
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to add a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-25286
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is proposing to add a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-25285
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.