Receipt of Applications for Permit
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals.
Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a semiannual new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand in response to a request from C & A Products Co., Ltd. (C&A). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. The domestic interested party for this proceeding is Maui Pineapple Company Ltd. (petitioner). We preliminarily determine that C&A's sales are bona fide transactions. In addition, we preliminarily determine that C&A made its U.S. sales during the POR at prices above normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries subject to this review without regard to antidumping duties. If these preliminary results are not adopted in the final results and the assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis (i.e., at or above 0.50 percent), we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. The final results will be issued 90 days after the date of issuance of these preliminary results, unless extended.
Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Assistance Procedures
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to amend its regulations governing small business contracting procedures. This proposed rule would add a new part that would implement procedures to increase procurement opportunities for Women-Owned Small Business Concerns, as authorized under the Small Business Act. It would also make the relevant conforming amendments to SBA's current procurement regulations.
Proposed Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled National Study of the Prevalence of Community Service and Service-Learning in K-12 Public Schools to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of the ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Kimberly Spring, 202-606-6629 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 565-2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1463.07, OMB Control Number 2050-0096
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Notice of Procedural Guidelines for the Development and Maintenance of the List of Goods From Countries Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor; Request for Information
This notice sets forth final procedural guidelines (``Guidelines'') for the development and maintenance of a list of goods from countries that the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (``ILAB'') has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards (``List''). The Guidelines establish the process for public submission of information, and the evaluation and reporting process to be used by the U.S. Department of Labor's (``DOL'') Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (``Office'') in maintaining and updating the List. DOL is required to develop and make available to the public the List pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005. This notice also requests information on the use of child labor and/or forced labor in the production of goods internationally, as well as information on government, industry, or third-party actions and initiatives to address these problems. This information will be used by DOL as appropriate in developing the initial List.
Airworthiness Directives; MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH Propellers
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH variable pitch and fixed pitch propellers manufactured before 1995, which had not been overhauled since April 1994. That AD currently requires overhauling the propeller blades and performing initial and repetitive visual inspections of affected propeller blades. That AD also requires removing all propeller blades from service with damaged erosion sheath bonding or loose erosion sheaths and installing any missing or damaged polyurethane protective strips. This AD requires the same actions. This AD results from the need to clarify the population of affected propellers previously listed in AD 2006-05-05. We are issuing this AD to prevent erosion sheath separation leading to damage of the airplane.
Notice of Public Meeting: Northeast California Resource Advisory Council
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeast California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy (DOE) submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (OMB Control Number 1910-0068). DOE requests a three-year extension of its collection activities for information from owners of qualified renewable energy generation facilities who apply annually for Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) payments. This ICR seeks information necessary to determine whether an applicant's facility qualifies for these REPI payments by producing the requisite amount of net electricity. The information gathered by the ICR ensures that the government has sufficient information to determine whether public funds are being properly used for these incentive payments.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request (ICR) to OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The ICR requests a 3-year extension of its Occupational Radiation Protection Program, OMB Control Number 1910-5105. This ICR covers information necessary to permit DOE and its contractors to provide management control and oversight over health and safety programs concerning worker exposure to ionizing radiation.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Idaho National Laboratory
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho National Laboratory. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Impact Statement: Chautauqua County, NY
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for the proposed Millennium Parkway project in Chautauqua County, New York, Project Identification Number (PIN) 5757.55.
Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Bureau of Land Management published notice in the Federal Register, Dec. 13, 2007, listing an incorrect meeting date.
Notice Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mojave- Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Environmental Impact Statement: Deschutes County, OR
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice of intent to advise agencies and the public than an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to assess the impacts of proposed modifications to U.S. 97 in Deschutes County, Oregon.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Disclosure of Return Information to the Bureau of the Census
This document contains a final regulation relating to the list of items of return information disclosed to the Bureau of the Census (Bureau). The regulation adds two items of return information for use in producing demographic statistics programs, including the Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). The final regulation also removes four items that the Bureau has indicated are no longer necessary. 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.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the African American Population
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the African American Population. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council
The Maritime Administration announces that the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) will hold a meeting to discuss an expanded Marine Transportation System outreach and education program that addresses future workforce needs, environmental issues, and freight mobility; public and private sector data collection efforts; and addressing MTSNAC's ten public/private recommendations. A public comment period is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 10. 2008. To provide time for as many people to speak as possible, speaking time for each individual will be limited to three minutes. Members of the public who would like to speak are asked to contact Richard J. Lolich by January 2, 2008. Commenters will be placed on the agenda in the order in which notifications are received. If time allows, additional comments will be permitted. Copies of oral comments must be submitted in writing at the meeting. Additional written comments are welcome and must be filed by January 18, 2008.
Participants' Choices of TSP Funds
The Agency is amending its interfund transfer regulations to provide that the Executive Director may adopt a policy of setting limits on the number of interfund transfer requests. In the near term, this amendment will allow the Executive Director to immediately address and, if necessary, restrict the activity of frequent traders, who have disrupted management of the Funds and whose activity has resulted in increased costs to participants.