March 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-032, Small Business Size Rerepresentation
Document Number: Z9-5871
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2009-03-31-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2009-03-31
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-7325
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Notice
Document Number: E9-7279
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Subcommittee Meeting on Safety Research Program; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-7276
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act
Document Number: E9-7266
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-7232
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 22, 2008, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin from Italy, covering the period August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007. We invited interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received and the results of verification, we have made changes to the margin calculation. The final weighted- average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Document Number: E9-7229
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document affirms an amendment to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adjudication regulations regarding service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that eliminated the requirement of evidence corroborating occurrence of the claimed in- service stressor in claims in which PTSD is diagnosed in service. This amendment is necessary to facilitate proof of service connection in such claims. By this amendment, we intend to more quickly adjudicate claims for service connection for PTSD for these veterans.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-7227
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-7226
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Office of Postsecondary Education;
Document Number: E9-7224
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: E9-7223
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of Federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E9-7221
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of December 31, 2008. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
National Toxicology Program (NTP); NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM); Announcement of an Independent Scientific Peer Review Panel on Alternative Ocular Safety Testing Methods; Availability of Draft Background Review Documents (BRD); Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-7220
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
NICEATM, in collaboration with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), announces a public meeting of an independent scientific peer review panel (Panel) on alternative ocular safety testing methods. The Panel will evaluate (1) the validation status of a testing strategy that proposes the use of three in vitro test methods to assess the eye irritation potential of antimicrobial cleaning products (AMCPs), (2) the validation status of four in vitro test methods for identifying moderate (EPA Category II, UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Category 2A) and mild (EPA Category III, GHS Category 2B) ocular irritants and substances not classified as ocular irritants (EPA Category IV, GHS Not Classified), (3) the validation status of the in vivo Low Volume Eye Test, and (4) a proposal for the routine use of topical anesthetics, systemic analgesics, and humane endpoints to avoid and minimize pain and distress during in vivo ocular irritation testing.
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: E9-7213
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-0174, Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
Document Number: E9-7212
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: Orally Active Synthetic Estrogens for Fertility Control, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Endometriosis
Document Number: E9-7210
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(1), that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive patent license to practice the invention embodied in United States Patent No. 5,554,603, issued September 10, 1996, entitled ``Orally Active Derivatives of 1, 3, 5(10)-Estratriene'' (HHS Ref. No. E-137-1993/0-US-01); PCT Application No. PCT/US94/10393, filed September 15, 1994, now expired, entitled ``Orally Active Derivatives of 1, 3, 5(10)-Estratriene'' (HHS Ref. No. E-137-1993/0-PCT-02); Australian Patent No. 700576, issued April 22, 1999, entitled ``Orally Active Derivatives of 1, 3, 5(10)-Estratriene'' (HHS Ref. No. E-137- 1993/0-AU-03); Canadian Patent No. 2171740, issued July 26, 2005, entitled ``Orally Active Derivatives of 1, 3, 5(10)-Estratriene'' (HHS Ref. No. E-137-1993/0-CA-04); European Patent No. 719276, issued November 26, 1997, entitled ``Orally Active Derivatives of 1, 3, 5(10)- Estratriene'' (HHS Ref. No. E-137-1993/0-EP-05) and validated in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium, and Great Britain; and Japanese Patent No. 3993228, issued August 3, 2007, entitled ``Orally Active Derivatives of 1, 3, 5(10)-Estratriene'' (HHS Ref. No. E-137-1993/0-JP-06) to Evestra, Inc., having a place of business in San Antonio, Texas. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America.
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: E9-7207
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: E9-7206
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Income Taxes; Foreign Management and Foreign Economic Processes Requirements of a Foreign Sales Corporation
Document Number: E9-7205
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Privacy Act of 1974: Notice of System of Records
Document Number: E9-7204
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) republished in full a notice of the existence and character of each TVA system of records. The notices were published at 73 FR 62788-62814, Oct. 21, 2008.
Income Taxes; Transfers of Property by U.S. Persons to Foreign Corporations
Document Number: E9-7203
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Prohibited Service at Savings and Loan Holding Companies Extension of Expiration Date of Temporary Exemption
Document Number: E9-7202
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
OTS is revising its rules implementing section 19(e) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDIA), which prohibits any person who has been convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty, breach of trust, or money laundering (or who has agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion or similar program in connection with a prosecution for such an offense) from holding certain positions with respect to a savings and loan holding company (SLHC). Specifically, OTS is extending the expiration date of a temporary exemption granted to persons who held positions with respect to a SLHC as of the date of the enactment of section 19(e). The revised expiration date for the temporary exemption is September 30, 2009.
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-7200
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: E9-7197
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Notice of Availability of Funds and Announcement of Public Meeting (Proposers' Conference)
Document Number: E9-7192
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announces that it will hold a single fiscal year 2009 competition and is soliciting high-risk, high- reward research and development (R&D) proposals for financial assistance. TIP also announces that it will hold a public meeting (Proposers' Conference) for all interested parties. TIP is soliciting proposals under this fiscal year 2009 competition in two areas of critical national need entitled ``Civil Infrastructure'' and ``Manufacturing'' as described in the Program Description section below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Contractor Cumulative Claim and Reconciliation (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0246.10, OMB Control Number 2030-0016
Document Number: E9-7191
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; U.S. Colloidal Essence Site
Document Number: E9-7190
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs (``Agreement,'' Region 9 Docket No. 9-2009-08) pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the U.S. Colloidal Essence Site (the ``Site''), located in Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino County, California. The settling party is Walton CWCA Goldenwest 70 LLC. Through the proposed Agreement, the Respondent will reimburse the United States $10,000 for response costs incurred at the Site. The Agreement provides Respondent with a covenant not to sue for past response costs at the Site, and contribution protection. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed Agreement. The administrative record and the Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA's Region IX offices, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socio-Economic Assessment of Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Under the Limited Access Privilege Program
Document Number: E9-7189
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Recreational Landings Reports
Document Number: E9-7187
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, 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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Scientists and Engineers To Augment the Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC)
Document Number: E9-7185
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting nominations for scientists and engineers with expertise and direct experience in water infrastructure assessment, rehabilitation, and renewal to augment expertise on the SAB Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC).
Notice of an Underground Injection Control Program Meeting To Discuss Innovative Ideas for Aquifer Storage and Recovery
Document Number: E9-7184
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Underground Injection Control Program will be hosting a meeting to discuss innovative ideas for Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) operations that would prevent endangerment of underground sources of drinking water. While ASR may be a valuable tool to support public drinking water supplies, EPA or States with primary enforcement responsibility regulate underground injection activities to protect underground sources of drinking water pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act. EPA is assembling an interdisciplinary group of experts to generate ideas regarding the use of ASR technology in a manner that will prevent endangerment of drinking water resources. EPA requests those interested in attending to register at http://www.horsleywitten.com/EPA-ASR.
Guidance on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Environmental Models
Document Number: E9-7183
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the final ``Guidance Document on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Regulatory Environmental Models,'' EPA/ 100/K-09/003 (hereinafter ``Models Guidance''). EPA's Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling (CREM) developed the Models Guidance and its companion product, the ``Models Knowledge Base'' (hereinafter ``Models KBase,'' http://cfpub.epa.gov/crem/knowledgebase/ knowbase.cfm), to improve the practices associated with the development, evaluation, and application of models for environmental decision making. Furthermore, by providing access to its tools and methods, EPA increases transparency and can improve the public's understanding of how science is used to make environmental decisions.
Notice of Web Site Availability: Allocations, Application Procedures and Requirements for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Grantees Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: E9-7182
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the allocation formula, allocation amounts, list of grantees, statutory and regulatory program requirements, submission deadlines, and other requirements for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re- Housing Program (HPRP) authorized by Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009). HPRP funding is focused on providing short- and medium-term rental assistance to individuals and families who are currently in housing, but at risk of becoming homeless, and individuals and families who are homeless. Approximately $1.489 billion will be allocated for these purposes to states, metropolitan cities, urban counties and territories. State sub-grantees and non-profit sub-grantees are also eligible to receive HPRP funds from grantees. The notice establishing the program and application requirements for these funds, allocation information, and eligibility criteria is available on the HUD Web site at: http://www.hud.gov/recovery/homeless-prevention.cfm.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E9-7178
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is announcing the opening and closing dates of the Amendment 80 cooperative's Atka mackerel directed fishery within the harvest limit area (HLA) in Statistical Areas 542 and 543 (Area 542 and Area 543), and the opening and closing dates of the BSAI Trawl Limited Access Atka mackerel directed fishery within the harvest limit area (HLA) in Statistical Area 542 . This action is necessary to fully use the 2009 A season HLA limits of Atka mackerel in Areas 542 and 543 of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI).
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: E9-7177
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet in May 2009. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_sources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserver, send a blank e-mail to lists-mstrs@lists.epa.gov.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: E9-7171
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0048 Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-7170
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 251, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-7169
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Final Policy; Revised Policy on Determining Net Requirements of Pacific Northwest Utility Customers Under Sections 5(b)(1) and 9(c) of the Northwest Power Act
Document Number: E9-7168
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Bonneville Power Administration, Department of Energy
In July 2007, the Bonneville Power Administration released its Long-Term Regional Dialogue Final Policy (RD Policy) and associated Record of Decision (ROD). The RD Policy proposed specific, related changes to BPA's May 2000 Policy on Determining Net Requirements Under Sections 5(b)(1) and 9(c) of the Northwest Power Act (5(b)/9(c) Policy) that BPA identified as necessary for the successful implementation of the RD Policy. Accordingly, BPA conducted a limited-scope review of its 5(b)/9(c) Policy for the purpose of supporting the implementation of the RD Policy.
Application To Export Electric Energy; Western Systems Power Pool
Document Number: E9-7167
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Energy
Thirteen members of the Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP) are authorized to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. One authorized exporter, TransCanada Energy Marketing ULC (TCEM), has transferred its wholesale electric trading operations to an affiliate and requests that the electricity export authorization contained in Order No. EA-98-K be amended to reflect this change.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Public Health Informatics (BSC, NCPHI)
Document Number: E9-7166
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)
Document Number: E9-7164
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a teleconference 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 teleconferences be announced in the Federal Register.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-7162
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is deleting a system of records entitled ``Veterans and Dependents Inactive Award Account RecordsVA'' (39VA047). The system contained information on payments made to or on behalf of an individual veteran and/or dependents. This system of records is being deleted since it is no longer being used by the Department because records pertaining to this system have been incorporated into ``Compensation, Pension, Education, and Rehabilitation RecordsVA'' (58VA21/22).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-7161
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Purchase Credit Card Program-VA'' (131VA047) as described in the Federal Register at 70 FR 7320 (February 11, 2005). VA is amending the system of records by updating our routine uses relating to records maintained in the system. VA is republishing the system of records notice in its entirety.