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Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25166
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Exceptions or Alternatives to Labeling Requirements for Products Held by the Strategic National Stockpile
Document Number: E7-25165
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing regulations to permit FDA Center Directors to grant exceptions or alternatives to certain regulatory labeling requirements applicable to human drugs, biological products, or medical devices that are or will be included in the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Under this rule, the appropriate FDA Center Director may grant an exception or alternative to such labeling requirements if he or she determines that compliance with the requirements could adversely affect the safety, effectiveness, or availability of specified lots, batches, or other units of human drugs, biological products, or medical devices that are or will be included in the SNS, including not only those that are approved, licensed, or cleared for marketing, but also those that are investigational. A grant of an exception or alternative under these regulations will include any safeguards or conditions deemed appropriate by the FDA Center Director to ensure that the labeling of such products includes information for the safe and effective use of the products given their anticipated circumstances of use. This rule will facilitate the safety, effectiveness, and availability of appropriate medical countermeasures in the event of a public health emergency.
Direction for Processing Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Proposals on National Forest System Lands
Document Number: E7-25163
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is amending its Forest Service Manual chapter 2720, to incorporate without change, an interim directive to guide its employees in processing proposals for interstate natural gas pipeline projects. This amendment is designed to update existing direction in the Forest Service Manual chapter 2720, consistent with a May 2002 interagency agreement between the Department of Agriculture and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The agreement establishes procedures for responding to and processing applications for interstate natural gas pipeline projects when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be the lead agency in conducting the required environmental and historic preservation reviews.
Almonds Grown in California; Recommended Decision on Proposed Amendment of Marketing Order No. 981
Document Number: E7-25162
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This is a recommended decision regarding proposed amendments to Marketing Order No. 981 (order), which regulates the handling of almonds grown in California. Two amendments were proposed by the Almond Board of California (Board), which is responsible for local administration of the order. These proposed amendments would: authorize the establishment of specific outgoing quality requirements for different markets; and authorize the establishment of container marking and labeling requirements. The proposals are intended to provide additional flexibility in administering the quality control provisions of the order and provide the industry with additional tools to aid in the marketing of almonds. This recommended decision invites written exceptions on the proposed amendments.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E7-25161
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E7-25160
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E7-25159
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-25158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-25157
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Limits on Annual Compensation for Federal Home Loan Bank Directors
Document Number: E7-25156
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) has adjusted the cap on average total assets that defines a ``Community Financial Institution'' and the limits on annual compensation for Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) directors based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) as published by the Department of Labor (DOL). These changes take effect on January 1, 2008.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E7-25155
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E7-25154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Retirement Systems Modernization
Document Number: E7-25153
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to authorize alternative provisions for processing retirement and health and life insurance applications, notices, elections, and records under the agency's Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM) initiative. These regulations authorize exceptions to certain regulatory provisions governing the processing of benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), as well as the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) and Retired Federal Employee Health Benefits (RFEHB) Programs.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E7-25152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Funding Awards; Public Housing Neighborhood Networks for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: E7-25150
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department for funding under the FY 2006 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program funding for Fiscal Year 2006. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications.
Notice of Funding Awards; Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: E7-25149
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department for funding under the FY 2006 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Public Housing (PH) Family Self-Sufficiency Program funding for Fiscal Year 2006. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on demonstrated performance.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Third-Party Documentation Facsimile Transmittal Form
Document Number: E7-25148
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Subpoenas and Production in Response to Subpoenas or Demands of Courts or Other Authorities
Document Number: E7-25147
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Owner Certification with HUD Tenant Eligibility and Rent Procedures
Document Number: E7-25146
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Collection of tenant data to ensure owners comply with Federal statues and regulation that (1) establish policies on who may be admitted to subsidized housing; (2) prohibit discrimination in conjunction with selection of tenants and units; (3) specify how tenants' incomes and rents must be compiled.
Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) Inviting Applications for the CY 2008 Allocation Round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program
Document Number: E7-25145
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This NOAA is issued in connection with the calendar year 2008 tax credit allocation round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, as authorized by Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-554) and amended by section 221 of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-357), section 101 of the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 108-357), and Division A, section 102 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-432) (the Act). Through the NMTC Program, the Fund provides authority to CDEs to offer an incentive to investors in the form of tax credits over seven years, which is expected to stimulate the provision of private investment capital that, in turn, will facilitate economic and community development in Low- Income Communities. Through this NOAA, the Fund announces the availability of $3.5 billion of NMTC authority authorized by the Act. In this NOAA, the Fund addresses specifically how an entity may apply to receive an allocation of NMTCs, the competitive procedure through which NMTC Allocations will be made, and the actions that will be taken to ensure that proper allocations are made to appropriate entities.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations
Document Number: E7-25144
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA intends to recharter the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH), which expires on June 26, 2008. MACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to occupational safety and health programs, new initiatives, and standards for the maritime industries of the United States which include Longshoring, Marine Terminals, and Shipyard Employment. The Committee will consist of 15 members and will be chosen from among a cross- section of individuals who represent the following interests: employers; employees; Federal and State safety and health organizations; professional organizations specializing in occupational safety and health; national standards setting groups; and academia. OSHA invites persons interested in serving on MACOSH to submit their names for consideration for committee membership.
Special Condition: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Model 429 Helicopters, High Intensity Radiated Fields
Document Number: E7-25143
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This special condition is issued for the Bell Helicopter Model 429 helicopters. These helicopters will have novel or unusual design features associated with installing electrical and electronic systems that perform critical functions, including an Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) and a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards to protect systems that perform critical control functions, or provide critical displays, from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). This special condition contains the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to ensure that critical functions of systems will be maintained when exposed to HIRF.
Notice of Informational Filing
Document Number: E7-25142
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for a Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E7-25141
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: E7-25140
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to CrispTek, LLC of Columbia, Maryland, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 6,224,921, ``Rice Flour Based Low Oil Uptake Frying Batters'', issued on May 1, 2001.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Requirement for Contractors to Provide Certificates of Insurance for Capital Program Projects
Document Number: E7-25139
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. HUD is requesting renewed approval to require Public Housing Agencies to obtain certificates of insurance from contractors and subcontractors before beginning work under either the development of a new low-income public housing project or the modernization of an existing project.
Homeland Security Advisory Council/Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-25138
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet via teleconference for purposes of reviewing recommendations from the Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Committee (SBODAC), an HSAC subcommittee. Later in the day, the SBODAC will meet to provide an overview of their recommendations, receive a progress report on various programs/initiatives within the Rice-Chertoff Initiative and to hold member deliberations. In the public interest and in an attempt to maximize openness, we are opening part of this SBODAC meeting to the public even though FACA subcommittee meetings are not required to be open. These meetings will be coordinated closely with the Department of State.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-25137
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate
Document Number: E7-25136
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 2008.
Public Meeting to Receive Comments on the Proposed Rule for the Management of Roadless Areas in the State of Idaho
Document Number: E7-25135
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
There will be a public meeting in Washington, DC to discuss the proposed rule for the management of roadless areas on National Forest System lands in the State of Idaho.
Notice of Debarment; Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism
Document Number: E7-25133
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Enforcement Bureau (the ``Bureau'') debars Mr. Brown from the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (or ``E- Rate Program'') for a period of three years based on his conviction of mail fraud in connection with his participation in the program. The Bureau takes this action in order to protect the E-Rate Program from waste, fraud and abuse.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Correction
Document Number: E7-25132
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E7-25131
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of an extension of a currently approved information collection. We published a Federal Register. Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on August 17, 2007. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Review of the Commission's Program Access Rules and Examination of Programming Tying Arrangements
Document Number: E7-25130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Media Bureau extends the comment and reply comment deadlines on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') on revisions to the Commission's program access and retransmission consent rules and whether it may be appropriate to preclude the practice of programmers to tie desired programming with undesired programming. To facilitate the development of a thorough record, the deadline for filing comments in response to the NPRM is extended to January 4, 2008, and the deadline for filing reply comments is extended to January 22, 2008.
Statement of Policy for Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act
Document Number: E7-25128
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On October 13, 2006, Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act was modified to address institution-affiliated parties participating in the affairs of Bank Holding Companies and Savings and Loan Holding Companies. The FDIC is introducing a footnote to its Statement of Policy for Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (``SOP'') that will provide the public with a better understanding of the FDIC's scope given the Federal Reserve System's and Office of Thrift Supervision's new authority under Section 19. The FDIC is not seeking comment on the footnote clarifying the SOP, and the change is effective upon publication in the Federal Register.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8609, 8609-A
Document Number: E7-25126
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, 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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8609, Low-Income Housing Credit Allocation and Certification and 8609-A, Annual Statement of Low-Income Housing Credit.
Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-25124
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC)
Document Number: E7-25122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) will meet in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss emerging issues in urban and community forestry and introduce the new ``Council'' members.
Draft List of Initial Pesticide Active Ingredients and Pesticide Inerts to be Considered for Screening under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-25106
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 18, 2007, concerning the draft list of the first group of chemicals that will be screened in the Agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The draft list was produced using the approach described in the September 2005 notice, and includes chemicals that the Agency, in its discretion, has decided should be tested first, based upon exposure potential.The June 18, 2007 Federal Register notice provided for a 90- day public comment period. EPA extended the comment period an additional 60 days in the Federal Register of September 12, 2007, and later extended the comment period for 45 days in the Federal Register of November 15, 2007. This document is extending the comment period for a third time for an additional 42 days. The new comment period closes February 11, 2008.
Chloroneb; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Terminate Certain Uses of Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-25101
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 requests by the registrants to voluntarily terminate certain uses of its products containing the pesticide chloroneb. The requests would terminate chloroneb's use on residential lawns and turf, as well as on lawns and turf at parks and schools. The requests would not terminate the last chloroneb products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Government In the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-25099
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: E7-25096
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition (Defect Petition DP06-005) submitted by Public Citizen to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30162, requesting that the agency commence a proceeding to determine the existence of a defect related to motor vehicle safety with regard to engine stalling in Model Year (MY) 2003-2005 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable Flex Fuel Vehicles that operate using E85, an alternative fuel. After reviewing all available information, NHTSA has concluded that further expenditure of the agency's investigative resources on the issue raised by the petition is not warranted. The agency accordingly has denied the petition.
Fluroxypyr; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-25092
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of fluroxypyr and its metabolite in or on pome fruit, group 11; millet (grain, forage, hay and proso millet straw). Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Dimethenamid; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-25090
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of dimethenamid in or on hop, dried cones; pumpkin, radish (roots and tops); rutabaga (roots and tops); turnip greens; turnip (roots and tops); and winter squash. The Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also modifies 40 CFR 180.464, section (b) by deleting the existing time-limited tolerance for winter squash as a permanent tolerance is being established by this action.
Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements and Cause Marketing Claims; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-25089
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 31, 2007, announcing the availability of and seeking comment on the draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled ``Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements & Cause Marketing Claims.'' This document is extending the comment period for 90 days, from December 31, 2007, to March 27, 2008.
Inert Ingredients: Updates to Lists of Inert Ingredients Permitted in Pesticide Products
Document Number: E7-25088
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has released on its website updates to the listings of inert ingredients permitted in pesticide products applied to non-food sites, including those permitted for use in minimum risk pesticides exempted under FIFRA Section 25(b) and those eligible for USDA's National Organic Program. The lists were last updated in 2004.
Administration for Children and Families; Notice of Cancellation of Funding
Document Number: E7-25084
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
This notice cancels the FY 2004 Standing Announcement for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees (HHS-2004-ACF-ORR-RE-0004) that was published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2004 (Volume 69, pages 22275-22298). The three priority areas of the FY 2004 Standing Announcement for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees will be published in FY 2008 as three separate Standing Announcements at the Administration for Children and Families' Grant Opportunities Web page at http:// www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/index.html and at www.grants.gov. The titles of three Standing Announcements will be the Standing Announcement for the Preferred Communities Program; the Standing Announcement for Supplemental Services for Recently Arrived Refugees; and the Standing Announcement for Ethnic Community Self-Help. The new Standing Announcements and application packages will also be available at www.grants.gov. Interested parties should register with www.grants.gov to receive e-mail alerts announcing publication, application due dates, and application requirements.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 757 Series Airplanes; Seats With Non-Traditional, Large, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: E7-25077
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 757 Series Airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Triad International Maintenance Company (TIMCO), will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with seats that include non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels that would affect survivability during a post-crash fire event. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Individual Fishing Quota Program; Community Development Quota Program
Document Number: E7-25076
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of collection-of-information requirements implementing the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for the fixed-gear commercial Pacific halibut fishery and sablefish fishery. OMB assigned OMB Control Number 0648-0569 to the collection of information contained in these regulations. The intent of this final rule is to announce the effective date of these regulations is January 28, 2008.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Systems and Data Networks Security-Protection of Airplane Systems and Data Networks from Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: E7-25075
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The architecture of the Boeing Model 787-8 computer systems and networks may allow access to external systems and networks, such as wireless airline operations and maintenance systems, satellite communications, electronic mail, the Internet, etc. On-board wired and wireless devices may also have access to parts of the airplane's digital systems that provide flight critical functions. These new connectivity capabilities may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplane's critical systems. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for protection and security of airplane systems and data networks against unauthorized access. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.