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Board of Scientific Counselors, National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Standing Subcommittee Meeting-2008
Document Number: E7-25284
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Standing Subcommittee.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-25283
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a new ``Blanket Routine Use'' to DoD systems of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Draft Toxicological Review of Acrylamide: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E7-25282
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing a public comment period to review the final draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Acrylamide: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-07/009), related to the human health assessment for acrylamide. The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Notice of Availability of Final Eastern Pacific Northern Fur Seal Stock Conservation Plan
Document Number: E7-25281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has revised the conservation plan (Plan) for northern fur seals to incorporate new information obtained since the original plan was completed. The Plan is required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and was initially completed in 1993. The goal of the Plan is to promote the recovery of northern fur seals to their optimum sustainable population levels. The Plan is available to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-25273
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: National Intelligence, Office of the National Director, Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is establishing several new systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a. These systems of records are maintained by the OIG.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-25272
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: National Intelligence, Office of the National Director, Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
The Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (ONCIX) is establishing a system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a. This system of records is maintained by ONCIX.
Fisheries of the Northeast Region; Overfished Determination of Summer Flounder
Document Number: E7-25271
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that summer flounder is overfished. NMFS notified the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) of its determination by letter. The Council is required to take action within 1 year following notification by NMFS that a stock is overfished or existing remedial action taken to end overfishing or rebuild an overfished stock has not resulted in adequate progress.
National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset Review (2008)
Document Number: E7-25270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Sunset of the exempted or prohibited use of substances under the National Organic Program (NOP) is required by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA). This ANPR announces the sunset of 11 exempted substances and 1 prohibited substance added to the National List on November 3 and 4, 2003. This ANPR establishes November 3, 2008, as the date by which the sunset review and renewal process must be concluded. This advance notice of proposed rule-making (ANPR) also begins the public comment process on whether the identified existing exemptions or prohibitions should be continued. Finally, this ANPR discusses how the NOP will manage the sunset review and renewal process.
Washington; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-25269
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 Washington (FEMA-1734-DR), dated December 8, 2007, and related determinations.
Listing Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Designating Critical Habitat; 90-day Finding for a Petition to Revise the Critical Habitat Designation for the Leatherback Turtle
Document Number: E7-25268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), announce a 90-day finding for a petition to revise leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The leatherback turtle is currently listed as endangered throughout its range, and critical habitat consists of Sandy Point Beach and adjacent waters, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The petition seeks to include waters along the U.S. West Coast as critical habitat. We find that the petition presents substantial scientific information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. We are initiating a review of the critical habitat of the species to determine whether the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure a comprehensive review, we solicit information and comments pertaining to this species' essential habitat needs from any interested party.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-25267
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: National Intelligence, Office of the National Director, National Counterterrorism Center
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) is establishing several systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a. These systems of records are maintained by NCTC.
Washington; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-25266
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 Washington (FEMA-1734-DR), dated December 8, 2007, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-25264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA-1735-DR), dated December 18, 2007, and related determinations.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E7-25263
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Human Capital, Performance and Partnerships; National Invasive Species Council
Document Number: E7-25262
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Executive Order 13112, the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) is announcing the availability of the draft of the 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan for a 45-day public comment period. The Order established NISC as an inter-agency council to prevent and control invasive species in order to minimize their economic, ecological and human health impacts. The Council, which is co-chaired by the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce and the Interior also includes the Departments of State, Defense, Transportation, Homeland Security, Treasury, Health and Human Services, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Aeronautics and Atmospheric Administration. The Plan is intended to address invasive species in the areas of prevention, early detection and rapid response, control, restoration and organizational collaboration. Text of the 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan is available in PDF format at www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov.
Honey from Argentina: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent Not to Revoke in Part
Document Number: E7-25261
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests by interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina. The review covers five firms, two of which were selected as mandatory respondents (see ``Background'' section of this notice for further explanation). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. We preliminarily determine that sales of honey from Argentina have not been made below the normal value by both mandatory respondents during the period of review. In addition, we will preliminarily apply the average of the dumping margins calculated for both ACA and Seylinco as the review-specific rate for the three companies subject to this review but not selected as respondents (i.e., Patagonik S.A. (Patagonik), Naiman S.A. (Naiman), and El Mana S.A. (El Mana)). For more detail, see the ``Background'' section below; see also ``Preliminary Results of Review,'' below. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will issue appropriate assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in these proceedings are requested to submit with the argument: (1) a statement of the issues, (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E7-25260
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Missouri; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-25258
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 Missouri (FEMA-3281-EM), dated December 12, 2007, and related determinations.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves
Document Number: E7-25257
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Sapelo Island (Georgia) National Estuarine Research Reserve. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations at 15 C.F.R. Part 921, Subpart E and Part 923, Subpart L. The CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states with respect to coastal program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Coastal Management Program document or Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. This evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as part of each site visit. Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visit for the listed evaluation, and the date, local time, and location of the public meeting during the site visit. Dates and Times: The Sapelo Island (Georgia) National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held February 11-15, 2008. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 6 p.m., at the Sapelo Island Visitor Center, Dock Landing Road, Meridian, Georgia.
U.S. Climate Change Science Program Revised Research Plan Summary
Document Number: E7-25254
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to Section 104(f) the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (GCRA), the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Revised Research Plan Summary is being published in the Federal Register for a 60-day public comment period. The public comments received on the Revised Research Plan Summary will be considered during the preparation of the final Revised Research Plan as well as the Scientific Assessment document required by Section 106 of the GCRA. The final version of the full Revised Research Plan will be published on the CCSP web site. Public comments received on the Revised Research Plan Summary will be made available upon request.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25253
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In compliance with 44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, announces a proposed extension of an approved public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Oklahoma Disaster #OK-00016
Document Number: E7-25252
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of OKLAHOMA (FEMA- 1735-DR), dated 12/18/2007. Incident: Severe Winter Storms. Incident Period: 12/08/2007 and continuing.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications and Management Measures
Document Number: E7-25251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2008 specifications and management measures for Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish (MSB). This action also proposes to modify existing management measures. Specifically, it would clarify gear requirements for the Loligo squid fishery, standardize procedures for closing the Atlantic mackerel (mackerel) and butterfish fisheries, modify incidental possession limits for mackerel and butterfish, and establish a butterfish possession limit. Additionally, this action requests public comment concerning the possibility of an inseason adjustment to increase the mackerel harvest, if landings approach proposed harvest limits. These proposed specifications and management measures promote the utilization and conservation of the MSB resource.
Endangered Species and Marine Mammals; File No. 10014
Document Number: E7-25249
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Division of Science, Research and Technology, P.O. Box 409, Trenton, NJ 08625-0409 has been issued a permit to take marine mammals and sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 15A
Document Number: E7-25248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 15A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper- Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP) for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. Amendment 15A proposes actions to update management reference points for snowy grouper, black sea bass, and red porgy based on the most recent stock assessments; modify rebuilding schedules for snowy grouper and black sea bass; define rebuilding strategies for snowy grouper, black sea bass, and red porgy; and redefine the minimum stock size threshold for the snowy grouper stock. The measures contained in the subject amendment are intended to satisfy a U.S. District Court Order to establish rebuilding plans for South Atlantic snowy grouper and black sea bass and for the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to approve, amend, or disapprove Amendment 15A by March 14, 2008.
Oregon Disaster # OR-00025
Document Number: E7-25247
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of OREGON ( FEMA 1733DR), dated 12/08/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 12/01/2007 and continuing.
Washington Disaster # WA-00016
Document Number: E7-25246
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Washington (FEMA 1734DR), dated 12/08/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 12/01/2007 and continuing.
Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule
Document Number: E7-25245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering granting a request for a waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing. According to the request, no small business manufacturers supply these classes of products to the Federal government. If granted, the waiver would allow otherwise qualified regular dealers to supply the products of any domestic manufacturer on a Federal contract set aside for small businesses; servicedisabled veteran-owned small businesses or SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program.
Notice
Document Number: E7-25243
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is establishing a docket to develop a record which will allow it to meet statutory requirements pertaining to a review of nonpostal services. It solicits comments from the Postal Service and others to assist in this task.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-25239
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
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, Public Law 104-13. 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.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-25238
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Self-Cleaning Litter Boxes and Components Thereof; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-25237
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 26, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Applica Incorporated of Miramar, Florida; Applica Consumer Products, Inc. of Miramar, Florida; and Water Research Company of West Dundee, Illinois. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain self- cleaning litter boxes and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. RE36,847. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and a cease and desist order.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Egypt, South Africa, and Venezuela
Document Number: E7-25236
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') hereby gives notice of the court-ordered remand of its preliminary determinations in the antidumping Investigation Nos. 731-TA-955, 960, 963 concerning carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Egypt, South Africa, and Venezuela. For further information concerning the conduct of this proceeding and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subpart A (19 CFR part 207).
In the Matter of Certain Coupler Devices for Power Supply Facilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order Against the Infringing Products of Eight Respondents Found in Default And Issuance of Cease and Desist Orders Against the Five Domestic Defaulters; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-25235
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited exclusion order against eight respondents found in default and cease and desist orders against the five domestic defaulters, and has terminated the above-captioned investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``section 337'').
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Range Enhancements at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona
Document Number: E7-25234
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
This NOI is being issued pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 United States Code 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR Part 989) to advise the public of the Air Force's intent to prepare an EIS that will evaluate the environmental effects associated with range enhancements and alternatives within the eastern portion of the Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR), Arizona. The Air Force is also initiating a scoping process and public meetings to assist in determining the extent of issues to be addressed in the EIS. Three scoping meetings will be held, as scheduled below. Each meeting will include an open house where the public may review maps and other displays. Federal, state, and local agencies; Native American tribes; and interested individuals are encouraged to take this opportunity to identify environmental concerns that should be addressed in the preparation of the EIS.
National Emission Standards for Hospital Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers
Document Number: E7-25233
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing national emissions standards for new and existing hospital sterilizers that emit hazardous air pollutants and are area sources within the meaning of Clean Air Act section 112(a)(2). The final rule is based on EPA's determination as to what constitutes the generally available control technology or management practices for the hospital sterilizer area source category. This action is being finalized as part of EPA's obligation to regulate area sources listed for regulation pursuant to Clean Air Act section 112(c)(3).
Interest Rates
Document Number: E7-25232
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
CERCLA/EPCRA Administrative Reporting Exemption for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances From Animal Waste
Document Number: E7-25231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice of proposed rulemaking provides notice of, and requests comments, including any relevant data, on a proposed administrative reporting exemption from particular notification requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act. Specifically, the proposed administrative reporting exemption applies to releases of hazardous substances to the air where the source of those hazardous substances is animal waste at farms. Nothing in this proposed rule, however, would change the notification requirements if hazardous substances are released to the air from any other source other than animal waste at farms (i.e., ammonia tanks), as well as releases of any hazardous substances from animal waste to any other environmental media, (i.e., soil, ground water, surface water) when the release of those hazardous substances is at or above its reportable quantity per 24 hours. This administrative reporting exemption is protective of human health and the environment and consistent with the Agency's goal to reduce reporting burden where there would likely be no Federal, state or local emergency response to such release reports. Eliminating such reporting will allow emergency response officials to better focus on releases where the Agency is more likely to take a response action. Finally, in proposing this administrative reporting exemption from the notification requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, section 103(a) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, section 304, EPA is not proposing to limit any of its authorities under CERCLA sections 104 (response authorities), 106 (abatement actions), 107 (liability), or any other provisions of the Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation, and Liability Act or the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act in this rulemaking.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25229
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In compliance with 44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps announces a proposed extension of an approved public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-25228
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to (PRA) of 1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Subject to the PRA, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information 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.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E7-25227
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing (hereafter referred to as the Committee). The Committee is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to military personnel testing. The Committee shall review the calibration of personnel selection and classification tests to ensure the accuracy of resulting scores, review relevant validation studies to ensure that the tests have utility in predicting success in technical training and on the job, review ongoing testing research and development in support of the enlistment program, and make recommendations for improvements to make the testing process more responsible to the needs of the Department of Defense and the Military Services. The Committee shall be composed of not more than seven members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of educational and psychological testing. Committee Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Committee Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and shall serve terms of three years on the Committee. With the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) shall select the Committee's Chairperson. The Committee shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Committee, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Committee for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Committee nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Committee Members.
Review of Chemical Proposals for Addition under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; Solicitation of Information for the Development of Risk Management Evaluations and Risk Profiles
Document Number: E7-25226
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice solicits information relevant to the development of risk management evaluations pursuant to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (hereafter Convention) for the following chemicals which are being reviewed for possible addition to the Convention's Annexes A, B, and/or C as POPs: Commercial octabromodiphenyl ether (c-octaBDE) (CAS No. 32536-52-0 ), pentachlorobenzene (PeCB) (CAS No. 608-93-5), alpha- hexachlorocyclohexane (alpha-HCH) (CAS No. 319-84-6), and beta- hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH) (CAS No. 319-85-7). Additionally, this notice solicits additional information relevant to the development of the risk profile pursuant to the Convention for the following chemical which is also being reviewed for possible addition to the Convention's Annexes A, B, and/or C as POPs: Short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) (CAS No. 85535-84-8). EPA is issuing this notice to alert interested and potentially affected persons of these proposals and the status of their review under the Convention, and to encourage such persons to provide information relevant to the development of risk profiles and risk management evaluations under the Convention.
Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Cotton Woven Fabrics for Calendar Year 2008
Document Number: E7-25225
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2008 of imports of certain cotton fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Division B, Title IV of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Public Law No. 109-432). The companies that are being provided an allocation are listed below.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-25224
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to (PRA) of 1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Subject to the PRA, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information 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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed By the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-25221
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
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 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the 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.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E7-25220
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors National Defense University (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on organization management, curricula, instructional methods, facilities and other matters of interest to the National Defense University. The Board shall be composed of approximately twenty-one members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of national defense, academia, business, national security affairs, and the defense industry. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and shall serve no more than fifteen years on the Board. With the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Board Membership shall select the Board's Chairperson and the Co-Chairperson from the total Board Membership, and this individual shall serve at the discretion of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff or designee. In addition, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or designated representative may invite other distinguished Government officers to serve as non-voting observers of the Board, and appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Board on an ad hoc basis. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board Members.