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E8–19654 Filed 8–22–08; 8:45 am] PEACE CORPS 22 CFR Part 304 RIN 0420–AA23 Claims Against the Government Under the Federal Tort Claims Act Peace Corps. ACTION: Final rule. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Peace Corps is revising its regulation concerning claims filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, to make the regulation internally consistent with another provision stating that the Chief Financial Officer has authority to approve claims for amounts under $5000. DATES: The final rule is effective September 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy G. Miller, Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, 202–692–2150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Peace Corps published a proposed rule on July 9, 2008, for public review and comment. See 73 FR 39270, (July 9, 2008). The Peace Corps received no public comments and the Agency has made no further revisions. Therefore, this rule is final and will be effective on the date stated above. On March 16, 2007, Peace Corps revised 22 CFR 304.7 to provide that the Chief Financial Officer ‘‘has the authority to adjust, determine, compromise, and settle claims for less than $5,000.’’ This final rule will rectify an omission in sec. 304.10 which did not refer to the Chief Financial Officer’s 14:53 Aug 22, 2008 Financial Officer will make the written determination. Dated: August 18, 2008. Tyler Posey, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E8–19642 Filed 8–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6015–01–P This regulation has been determined to be non-significant within the meaning of Executive Order 12866. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Jkt 214001 Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 605(b)) Minerals Management Service This regulatory action will not have a significant adverse impact on a substantial number of small entities. 30 CFR Parts 203, 250, 251, 256, 280, 281, and 290 Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995 (Sec. 202, Pub. L. 104–4) RIN 1010–AD43 This regulatory action does not contain a Federal mandate that will result in the expenditure by state, local, and tribal governments, in aggregate, or by the private sector of $100 million or more in any one year. Electronic Payment of Fees for Outer Continental Shelf Activities Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C., Chapter 35) BILLING CODE 4160–01–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 Executive Order 12866 49943 SUMMARY: This final rule requires that all lessees, operators, permittees, and right-of-way holders pay all fees for processing plans, applications, and permits electronically. This rule will aid industry in payment processing and reduce payment processing errors. This rule will improve MMS processing efficiency and facilitate the correction of industry payment errors. The MMS will not accept checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks for payment of fees after the effective date of this final rule. The final rule also adjusts certain cost recovery fees for inflation. DATES: Effective Date: This rule becomes effective on September 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kirk Malstrom, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs, Regulations and Standards Branch, (703) 787–1751. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This regulatory action will not impose any additional reporting or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Federalism (Executive Order 13132) This regulatory action does not have Federalism implications, as set forth in Executive Order 13132. It will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 304 Claims. Accordingly, Peace Corps amends 22 CFR part 304 as follows: I PART 304—CLAIMS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT UNDER THE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT 1. The authority citation for part 304 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2672; 22 U.S.C. 2503(b); E.O. 12137, as amended. 2. Amend § 304.10 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: I § 304.10 Review of claim. * * * * * (b) After legal review and recommendation by the General Counsel, the Director of the Peace Corps will make a written determination on the claim, unless the claim is worth less than $5,000, in which case the Chief PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket ID: MMS–2007–OMM–0065] Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Background The MMS published a proposed rule on December 21, 2007 (72 FR 72648), that would require all lessees, operators, pipeline right-of-way (ROW) holders, and permittees to submit payments for cost recovery service fees electronically. The comment period for the proposed rule closed February 19, 2008, and Chevron submitted the one and only comment on the proposed rule. 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PEACE CORPS

22 CFR Part 304

RIN 0420-AA23


Claims Against the Government Under the Federal Tort Claims Act

AGENCY: Peace Corps.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Peace Corps is revising its regulation concerning claims 
filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, to make the regulation 
internally consistent with another provision stating that the Chief 
Financial Officer has authority to approve claims for amounts under 
$5000.

DATES: The final rule is effective September 24, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy G. Miller, Associate General 
Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, 202-692-2150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Peace Corps published a proposed rule on 
July 9, 2008, for public review and comment. See 73 FR 39270, (July 9, 
2008). The Peace Corps received no public comments and the Agency has 
made no further revisions. Therefore, this rule is final and will be 
effective on the date stated above.
    On March 16, 2007, Peace Corps revised 22 CFR 304.7 to provide that 
the Chief Financial Officer ``has the authority to adjust, determine, 
compromise, and settle claims for less than $5,000.'' This final rule 
will rectify an omission in sec. 304.10 which did not refer to the 
Chief Financial Officer's authority for deciding claims worth less than 
$5,000.
    This rule amends section 304.10(b) to provide that the Chief 
Financial Officer will make final determinations for claims worth less 
than $5,000.

Executive Order 12866

    This regulation has been determined to be non-significant within 
the meaning of Executive Order 12866.

Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 605(b))

    This regulatory action will not have a significant adverse impact 
on a substantial number of small entities.

Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995 (Sec. 202, Pub. L. 104-4)

    This regulatory action does not contain a Federal mandate that will 
result in the expenditure by state, local, and tribal governments, in 
aggregate, or by the private sector of $100 million or more in any one 
year.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C., Chapter 35)

    This regulatory action will not impose any additional reporting or 
recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

Federalism (Executive Order 13132)

    This regulatory action does not have Federalism implications, as 
set forth in Executive Order 13132. It will not have substantial direct 
effects on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.

List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 304

    Claims.

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Accordingly, Peace Corps amends 22 CFR part 304 as follows:

PART 304--CLAIMS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT UNDER THE FEDERAL TORT 
CLAIMS ACT

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1. The authority citation for part 304 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2672; 22 U.S.C. 2503(b); E.O. 12137, as 
amended.


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2. Amend Sec.  304.10 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  304.10  Review of claim.

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    (b) After legal review and recommendation by the General Counsel, 
the Director of the Peace Corps will make a written determination on 
the claim, unless the claim is worth less than $5,000, in which case 
the Chief Financial Officer will make the written determination.

    Dated: August 18, 2008.
Tyler Posey,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. E8-19642 Filed 8-22-08; 8:45 am]
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