Medicare Program; Evaluation Criteria and Standards for Quality Improvement Program Contracts (9th Scope of Work)
This notice with comment period describes the general criteria we intend to use to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) who will enter into contract with CMS under the 9th SOW on August 1, 2008. The evaluation of the QIOs' performance related to their Statement of Work (SOW) will be based on evaluation criteria specified within the themes, tasks, and subtasks set forth in the QIO's 9th SOW.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals (DFARS Case 2008-D003)
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address statutory restrictions on the acquisition of specialty metals not melted or produced in the United States. The proposed rule implements Section 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and Sections 804 and 884 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Export-Controlled Items (DFARS Case 2004-D010)
DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for complying with export control laws and regulations when performing DoD contracts. The rule recognizes contractor responsibilities to comply with existing Department of Commerce and Department of State regulations. The rule adds two new clauses to be used when export- controlled items, including information or technology, are expected to be involved in the performance of a contract, or when there is a possibility that export-controlled items, including information or technology, may come to be involved during the period of performance of the contract.
Draft Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2
On or about July 3, 2008, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public review and comment a draft document titled ``Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the SO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards: First Draft.'' The purpose of this draft document is to convey the approach taken to assess exposures to ambient SO2 and to characterize associated health risks, as well as to present the results of those assessments.
Proposed Rule to Implement the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Addressing a Portion of the Phase 2 Ozone Implementation Rule Concerning Reasonable Further Progress Emissions Reductions Credits Outside Ozone Nonattainment Areas
EPA proposes to revise its Phase 2 implementation rule for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) to address the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's vacatur and remand of this rule. Specifically, this proposal addresses the vacatur and remand of a provision that allowed credit toward reasonable further progress (RFP) for the 8-hour standard from emission reductions outside the nonattainment area.
Airworthiness Directives; Maryland Air Industries, Inc., Model Fairchild F-27 and FH-227 Series Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Maryland Air Industries, Inc., Model Fairchild F-27 and FH-227 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require operators to modify their airplanes and revise their inspection or maintenance programs to incorporate instructions for maintenance and inspection of the fuel tank systems, as appropriate, by December 16, 2008, using information developed in accordance with SFAR 88. This proposed AD results from fuel system safety reviews done on similar airplane models in accordance with SFAR 88. These safety reviews identified potential unsafe conditions on Model Fairchild F-27 and FH-227 series airplanes for which the type certificate holder, Maryland Air Industries, Inc., has not conducted SFAR 88 safety reviews, has not provided corrective actions, and does not plan to do so. We are proposing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Old Village Mill, LLC, Brunswick Mill Site and Carvill Combing Company Site, Plainfield, CT
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past costs concerning the Brunswick Mill Superfund Site and Carvill Combing Company Superfund Site in Plainfield, Connecticut with the following settling party: Old Village Mill, LLC. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $225,000.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue for the settling party pursuant to sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023.
Food and Drug Administration Critical Path Workshop on Clinical Trials for Local Treatment of Breast Cancer by Thermal Ablation
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop to discuss the issues associated with the development and implementation of feasibility trials for local treatment of breast cancer by thermal ablation (i.e., cryoablation, focused ultrasound, interstitial laser, microwave, radiofrequency ablation). We are inviting individuals, companies, organizations, and other stakeholders to attend this public workshop to discuss how standardized protocols for evaluation of tissue biopsy pathology, selection of tumors amenable to ablation, image guidance for ablation, post-ablation imaging and assessment, and tissue pathology of ablated specimens can be developed and used in breast cancer thermal ablation clinical trials. The public workshop will also serve as a forum for discussing where within the multispecialty care path involving operative therapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, thermal ablation may play a role. Date and Time: The public workshop will be held on September 15, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online registration is available at http:// www.blsmeetings.net/2008ThermalAblationWorkshop until 5 p.m. on August 30, 2008 (see section III of this document for details). Location: The public workshop will be held at the FDA White Oak Campus, conference rooms 2047 F and G (http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/ scc34/sc2/meetinginfo/MeetingWhiteOak15-18OCT2007/WhiteOak CampusInfo2007.pdf) located at 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993. Contact: Binita Ashar, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-410), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 240-276-3600, e-mail: Binita.Ashar@FDA.HHS.gov. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Paula Gumbs at 301-594-4453 at least 7 days in advance.
Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or email@example.com. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Taiwan: Request for Public Comment
Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2242), requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to identify trading partners that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. (Section 182 is commonly referred to as the ``Special 301'' provisions of the Trade Act.) In addition, the USTR is required to determine which of these trading partners should be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, policies or practices that are the basis of a trading partner's identification as a Priority Foreign Country are normally the subject of an investigation under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act. On April 25, 2008, USTR announced the results of the 2008 Special 301 Review and stated that an Out-of-Cycle Review of Taiwan would be conducted this year. Pursuant to this Out-of-Cycle Review, USTR requests written submissions from the public concerning acts, policies, and practices regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of intellectual property protection and enforcement in Taiwan.
Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comments on its Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting the comments as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
In the Matter of Certain Power Supplies; Notice of Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants' Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation To Add a Respondent
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 5) granting complainant's motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation.
Honey from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Rescission, In Part, of Aligned Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review
On January 16, 2008, the Department published the preliminary results of the aligned fifth administrative review and tenth new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Honey from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 2890 (January 16, 2008) (``Preliminary Results''). These aligned reviews cover seven exporters or producer/ exporters: (1) Dongtai Peak Honey Industry Co, Ltd. (``Dongtai Peak'') (2) Zhejiang Native Produce & Animal By-Products I/E Group Corporation (``Zhejiang Native''); (3) Wuhu Qinshi Tangye Co., Ltd. (``Wuhu Qinshi''); (4) Jiangsu Light Industry Products Imp & Exp (Group) Corp. (``Jiangsu Light''); (5) Qinhuangdao Municipal Dafeng Industrial Co., Ltd. (``QMD''); (6) Inner Mongolia Altin Bee-Keeping (``IMA''), and (7) QHD Sanhai Honey Co., Ltd. (``QHD Sanhai''). For these final results, the Department finds that Wuhu Qinshi, Jiangsu Light, QMD, and IMA failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of their ability to comply with the Department's request for information and, as a result, have been assigned a rate based on adverse facts available (``AFA''). The Department has assigned Dongtai Peak and Zhejiang Native a separate rate for non-selected entities based on the calculation proposed by the Department.\1\ Finally, after reexamining the bona fides of QHD Sanhai's single sale, the Department finds that sale is not a bona fide transaction; therefore, for these final results, the Department has rescinded the review with respect to QHD Sanhai. The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. See ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following information collection(s). 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 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 that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Additional Designation of Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
Pursuant to the authority in section 1(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters'', the Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that two Iranian individuals and one entity, namely Rahim Safavi, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and the TAMAS Company, have engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 11 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
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. Sections 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.
Notice for Request to Reinstate Previously Approved Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's (RHS) intent to reinstate a previously approved information collection in support of the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Systems of Records
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury, is publishing its inventory of Privacy Act systems of records.
Departmental Offices, Office of Financial Education; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
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 Office of Financial Education within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments on a proposed new collection of information concerning the Community Financial Access Pilot Quarterly Report.
Universal Service Support for Low-Income Consumers; Correction
This document contains corrections to the final regulations, which were published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 34590, June 22, 2004. The regulations related to the information reporting requirements for eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) contained in section 54.410 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice concerning the final effect of the HHS decision to designate a class of employees at the Kellex/Pierpont facility in Jersey City, New Jersey, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On May 30, 2008, as provided for under 42 U.S.C. 7384q(b), the Secretary of HHS designated the following class of employees as an addition to the SEC:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, to be Included in the Special Exposure Cohort
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice as required by 42 CFR 83.12(e) of a decision to evaluate a petition to designate a class of employees at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, to be included in the Special Exposure Cohort under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. The initial proposed definition for the class being evaluated, subject to revision as warranted by the evaluation, is as follows: Facility: Brookhaven National Laboratory. Location: Upton, New York. Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers. Period of Employment: January 1, 1947 through December 31, 2007.
Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown In California; Revisions to Requirements Regarding Off-Grade Raisins
This rule revises requirements regarding off-grade raisins under the Federal marketing order for California raisins (order). The order regulates the handling of raisins produced from grapes grown in California and is administered locally by the Raisin Administrative Committee (Committee). This rule revises the requirement that notification handlers must provide to the inspection service and the Committee when they perform certain functions on off-grade raisins be in writing, thereby allowing them to use other means of communication, including e-mail. This rule also removes the requirement that handlers submit reports to the Committee regarding transfers of off-grade and other failing raisins. This action brings the order's administrative rules and regulations in line with current industry practices.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on April 14, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 32 Specific Domestic Licenses to Manufacture or Transfer Certain Items Containing Byproduct Material. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0001. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 653. 5. How often the collection is required: There is a one-time submittal of information to receive a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/or device. Certificates of registration for sealed sources and/or devices can be amended at any time. In addition, licensee recordkeeping must be performed on an on-going basis, and reporting of transfer of byproduct material must be reported every calendar year, and in some cases, every calendar quarter. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: All specific licensees who manufacture or initially transfer items containing byproduct material for sale or distribution to general licensees, or persons exempt from licensing, medical use product distributors to specific licensees, and those requesting a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/or device. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,315 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 846 (239 NRC licensees and registration certificate holders and 607 Agreement State licensees and registration certificate holders). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 166,054 (10,635 reporting hours, 155,285 hours for recordkeeping, and 134 hours for third party disclosures) 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 32 establishes requirements for specific licenses for the introduction of byproduct material into products or materials and transfer of the products or materials to general licensees, or persons exempt from licensing, medical use product distributors to specific licensees, and those requesting a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/or device. It also prescribes requirements governing holders of the specific licenses. Some of the requirements are for information which must be submitted in an application for a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/ or device, records which must be kept, reports which must be submitted, and information which must be forwarded to general licensees and persons exempt from licensing. As mentioned, 10 CFR Part 32 also prescribes requirements for the issuance of certificates of registration (concerning radiation safety information about a product) to manufacturers or initial transferors of sealed sources and devices. Submission or retention of the information is mandatory for persons subject to the 10 CFR Part 32 requirements. The information is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations concerning the use of radioactive byproduct material in products and devices. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by August 20, 2008. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is proposing to amend a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation; Saluda River Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Catawba Nuclear Station, Unit 1; Notice of Consideration of Approval of the Proposed Transfer of the Catawba Nuclear Station, Unit 1, Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-35 and Conforming Amendment, and Opportunity for a Hearing Regarding Transfer of the Saluda River Electric Cooperative, Inc.'S Undivided Ownership Interest in Catawba Nuclear Station, Unit 1, to Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, a Current Owner and Operator and North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, a Current Owner
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to alter a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Oak Ridge Reservation. 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.
State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)
This notice announces a meeting of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
High Energy Physics Advisory Panel
This notice announces a meeting of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP). Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.