Departmental Offices; Proposed Collections; Comment Requests, 31543-31544 [E8-12163]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 106 / Monday, June 2, 2008 / Notices [FR Doc. E8–12241 Filed 5–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting in preparation for the 33rd session of the United Nation’s Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE) to be held June 30–July 9, 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, PHMSA is soliciting comments relative to any potential new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda. DATES: Wednesday, June 18, 2008; 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the new DOT Headquarters, West Building, Oklahoma City Conference Room, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Conference Call Capability Information: Call-in capability will be provided for this meeting. To participate by telephone, dial 1 (888) 395–1810 and enter participant passcode 63672. During the call, please press *6 to mute/ unmute your individual line. This will ensure participants are not subjected to any background noise from individual lines. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Duane Pfund, Director, Office of International Standards, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–0656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of this meeting will be to prepare for the 33rd session of the UNSCOE and to discuss draft U.S. positions on UNSCOE proposals. The 33rd session of the UNSCOE is the third meeting in the current biennium cycle. The UNSCOE will consider proposals for the 16th Revised Edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations which will come into force in the international regulations from January 1, 2011. Topics to be covered during the public VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:06 May 30, 2008 Jkt 214001 meetings include: Transport of limited quantities and consumer commodities, provisions for training of personnel, use of electronic documentation, subsidiary labeling for toxic by inhalation liquids, requirements for cryogenic receptacles, requirements for lithium batteries, fumigated units and dry ice, harmonization with the IAEA Regulations for the safe transport of radioactive materials, guiding principles for the development of the Model Regulations, and various miscellaneous proposals related to listing, classification, and hazard communication. Finally, PHMSA is soliciting comments on how to further enhance harmonization for international transport of hazardous materials. PHMSA is developing a five year plan to address international harmonization and welcomes input on items which stakeholders believe should be included in this plan. The public is invited to attend without prior notification. Due to the heightened security measures participants are encouraged to arrive early to allow time for security checks necessary to obtain access to the building. In lieu of conducting a public meeting after the 33rd session of the UNSCOE to present the results of the session, PHMSA will place a copy of the Sub-Committee’s report and an updated copy of the pre-meeting summary document on PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Safety Homepage at http:// hazmat.dot.gov/regs/intl/ intstandards.htm. Documents Copies of documents for the UNSCOE meeting and the meeting agenda may be obtained by downloading them from the United Nations Transport Division’s web site at:http://www.unece.org/trans/ main/dgdb/dgsubc/c32008.html. This site may also be accessed through PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Safety Web site at http://hazmat.dot.gov/regs/ intl/intstandards.htm. PHMSA’ s site provides additional information regarding the UNSCOE and related matters such as a summary of decisions taken at previous sessions of the UNSCOE. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 22, 2008. Theodore L. Willke, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. E8–12060 Filed 5–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–M PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31543 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Departmental Offices; Proposed Collections; Comment Requests Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the revision of an information collection that is proposed for approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Office of International Affairs within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning Treasury International Capital Form D, Report of Holdings of, and Transactions in, Financial Derivatives Contracts with Foreign Residents. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 1, 2008 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Dwight Wolkow, International Portfolio Investment Data Systems, Department of the Treasury, Room 5422, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. In view of possible delays in mail delivery, please also notify Mr. Wolkow by e-mail (dwight.wolkow@do.treas.gov), FAX (202–622–2009) or telephone (202–622– 1276). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the proposed forms and instructions are available on the Treasury’s TIC Forms Web page, http://www.treas.gov/tic/forms.html. Requests for additional information should be directed to Mr. Wolkow. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Treasury International Capital Form D, Report of Holdings of, and Transactions in, Financial Derivatives Contracts with Foreign Residents. OMB Control Number: 1505–0199. Abstract: Form D is part of the Treasury International Capital (TIC) reporting system, which is required by law (22 U.S.C. 286f; 22 U.S.C. 3103; E.O. 10033; 31 CFR 128) for the purpose of providing timely information on international capital movements other than direct investment by U.S. persons. Form D is a quarterly report used to cover holdings and transactions in derivatives contracts undertaken between foreign resident counterparties and major U.S.-resident participants in derivatives markets. This information is necessary for compiling the U.S. balance of payments and international investment position accounts, and for formulating U.S. international financial and monetary policies. E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 31544 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 106 / Monday, June 2, 2008 / Notices Current Actions: (a) In Part 1 of Form D, eliminate memo line M.3 (code 86054); (b) collect additional information on equity and credit derivatives, under line 3 in Part 1 of Form D, on the following three new rows—line 3.a (Equity Contracts), line 3.b (Credit Derivative Contracts), and line 3.c (Other Contracts); (c) in the instructions, eliminate the choice that allowed netting of fair values by deleting the second sentence of the second paragraph of section I.E (accounting issues); (d) in order to reduce overall burden, the threshold for reporting will be changed as follows: (1) If the total notional value of worldwide holdings of derivatives (including contracts with U.S. and foreign residents, measured on a consolidatedworldwide accounting basis’ for the reporter’s own account and the accounts of the reporter’s customers exceeds $400 billion at the end of the calendar quarter being reported, then the reporter should submit TIC Form D for that calendar quarter, the remaining quarters of the same calendar year and for the following calendar year, (2) in addition, if at any time the amount reported by a TIC D reporter for Grand Total Net Settlements (Part 1, Column 3, Row 7) exceeds $400 million (either a positive or negative value), the TIC Form D must be submitted for the following two calendar years, even if outstanding worldwide notional values fall below the $400 billion level. For example, the 2009 reporting panel will therefore be determined by outstanding notional values as well as by data previously reported on Form D. If a reporter’s outstanding notional values are below $400 billion, the reporter must continue to file the TIC D report if the Grand Total Net Settlements (Part 1, Column 3, Row 7) exceeded $400 million in any quarter during the preceding two calendar years; and (e) these changes will be effective beginning with the reports as of March 31, 2009. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations. Form D (1505–0199) Estimated Number of Respondents: 35. Estimated Average Time per Respondent: Thirty (30) hours per respondent per filing, effective with the report as of March 2009. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,300 hours, based on 4 reporting periods per year. REQUEST FOR COMMENTS: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:06 May 30, 2008 Jkt 214001 Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit written comments concerning: (a) Whether Form D is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Office of International Affairs, including whether the information will have practical uses; (b) the accuracy of the above estimate of the burdens; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the reporting and/or record keeping burdens on respondents, including the use of information technologies to automate the collection of the data; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs of operation, maintenance and purchase of services to provide information. Dwight Wolkow, Administrator, International Portfolio Investment Data Systems. [FR Doc. E8–12163 Filed 5–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Additional Designation of Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the names of four newly-designated individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.’’ DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the four individuals identified in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, is effective on May 27, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202/622–0077. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On September 23, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13224 (the ‘‘Order’’) pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701–1706, and the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, 22 U.S.C. 287c. In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. The Order imposes economic sanctions on persons who have committed, pose a significant risk of committing, or support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, 13 individuals and 16 entities as subject to the economic sanctions. The Order was further amended by Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, to reflect the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in or hereafter come within the United States or the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) Foreign persons listed in the Annex to the Order; (2) foreign persons determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States; (3) persons determined by the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the Departments of State, Homeland Security and Justice, to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on behalf of those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of the Order; and (4) except as provided in section 5 of the Order and after such consultation, if any, with foreign authorities as the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, deems appropriate in the exercise of his discretion, persons determined by the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the Departments of State, Homeland Security and Justice, to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 106 (Monday, June 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31543-31544]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Departmental Offices; Proposed Collections; Comment Requests

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and 
other Federal agencies to comment on the revision of an information 
collection that is proposed for approval by the Office of Management 
and Budget. The Office of International Affairs within the Department 
of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning Treasury 
International Capital Form D, Report of Holdings of, and Transactions 
in, Financial Derivatives Contracts with Foreign Residents.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 1, 2008 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Dwight Wolkow, International 
Portfolio Investment Data Systems, Department of the Treasury, Room 
5422, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. In view of 
possible delays in mail delivery, please also notify Mr. Wolkow by e-
mail (dwight.wolkow@do.treas.gov), FAX (202-622-2009) or telephone 
(202-622-1276).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the proposed forms and 
instructions are available on the Treasury's TIC Forms Web page,  
http://www.treas.gov/tic/forms.html. Requests for additional 
information should be directed to Mr. Wolkow.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Treasury International Capital Form 
D, Report of Holdings of, and Transactions in, Financial Derivatives 
Contracts with Foreign Residents.
    OMB Control Number: 1505-0199.
    Abstract: Form D is part of the Treasury International Capital 
(TIC) reporting system, which is required by law (22 U.S.C. 286f; 22 
U.S.C. 3103; E.O. 10033; 31 CFR 128) for the purpose of providing 
timely information on international capital movements other than direct 
investment by U.S. persons. Form D is a quarterly report used to cover 
holdings and transactions in derivatives contracts undertaken between 
foreign resident counterparties and major U.S.-resident participants in 
derivatives markets. This information is necessary for compiling the 
U.S. balance of payments and international investment position 
accounts, and for formulating U.S. international financial and monetary 
policies.

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    Current Actions: (a) In Part 1 of Form D, eliminate memo line M.3 
(code 86054); (b) collect additional information on equity and credit 
derivatives, under line 3 in Part 1 of Form D, on the following three 
new rows--line 3.a (Equity Contracts), line 3.b (Credit Derivative 
Contracts), and line 3.c (Other Contracts); (c) in the instructions, 
eliminate the choice that allowed netting of fair values by deleting 
the second sentence of the second paragraph of section I.E (accounting 
issues); (d) in order to reduce overall burden, the threshold for 
reporting will be changed as follows: (1) If the total notional value 
of worldwide holdings of derivatives (including contracts with U.S. and 
foreign residents, measured on a consolidated-worldwide accounting 
basis' for the reporter's own account and the accounts of the 
reporter's customers exceeds $400 billion at the end of the calendar 
quarter being reported, then the reporter should submit TIC Form D for 
that calendar quarter, the remaining quarters of the same calendar year 
and for the following calendar year, (2) in addition, if at any time 
the amount reported by a TIC D reporter for Grand Total Net Settlements 
(Part 1, Column 3, Row 7) exceeds $400 million (either a positive or 
negative value), the TIC Form D must be submitted for the following two 
calendar years, even if outstanding worldwide notional values fall 
below the $400 billion level. For example, the 2009 reporting panel 
will therefore be determined by outstanding notional values as well as 
by data previously reported on Form D. If a reporter's outstanding 
notional values are below $400 billion, the reporter must continue to 
file the TIC D report if the Grand Total Net Settlements (Part 1, 
Column 3, Row 7) exceeded $400 million in any quarter during the 
preceding two calendar years; and (e) these changes will be effective 
beginning with the reports as of March 31, 2009.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations.
    Form D (1505-0199)
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 35.
    Estimated Average Time per Respondent: Thirty (30) hours per 
respondent per filing, effective with the report as of March 2009. 
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,300 hours, based on 4 reporting 
periods per year.

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of 
Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record. The public is invited to submit written comments 
concerning: (a) Whether Form D is necessary for the proper performance 
of the functions of the Office of International Affairs, including 
whether the information will have practical uses; (b) the accuracy of 
the above estimate of the burdens; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
usefulness and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the reporting and/or record keeping burdens on respondents, 
including the use of information technologies to automate the 
collection of the data; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs 
of operation, maintenance and purchase of services to provide 
information.

Dwight Wolkow,
Administrator, International Portfolio Investment Data Systems.
 [FR Doc. E8-12163 Filed 5-30-08; 8:45 am]
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