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The authority citation for 15 CFR part 801 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 15 U.S.C. 4908; 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108; and E.O. 11961, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 86, as amended by E.O. 12318, 3 CFR, 1981 Comp., p. 173, and E.O. 12518, 3 CFR, 1985 Comp., p. 348. 2. Amend § 801.9 by adding paragraph (c)(7) to read as follows: ■ § 801.9 Reports required. (c) Quarterly surveys. * * * (7) BE–150, Quarterly Survey of Cross-Border Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Transactions: (i) A BE–150, Quarterly Survey of Cross-Border Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Transactions will be conducted covering the first quarter of the 2009 calendar year and every quarter thereafter. (A) Who must report. A BE–150 report is required from each U.S. company that operates networks for clearing and settling credit card transactions made by U.S. cardholders in foreign countries and by foreign cardholders in the United States. Each reporting company must complete all applicable parts of the BE–150 form before transmitting it to BEA. Issuing banks, acquiring banks, and individual cardholders are not required to report. (B) Covered Transactions. The BE– 150 survey collects aggregate information on the use of credit, debit, and charge cards by U.S. cardholders when traveling abroad and foreign cardholders when traveling in the United States. Data are collected by the type of transaction, by type of card, by spending category, and by country. (ii) [Reserved] [FR Doc. E9–7987 Filed 4–7–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Part 62 [Public Notice: 6566] RIN 1400–AC48 Exchange Visitor Program—Au Pairs PO 00000 Department of State. Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Final rule. SUMMARY: On June 19, 2008, the Department of State published an interim final rule to revise existing regulations and thereby permit qualified au pairs to participate again in the au pair program after completing a period of at least two years of residency outside the United States following the end date of his or her initial exchange visitor program. The regulations contained in the interim final rule are adopted without change. DATES: The interim rule published at 73 FR 34861, June 19, 2008 is adopted as final without change effective April 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley S. Colvin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Private Sector Exchange, U.S. Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 734, Washington, DC 20547; or e-mail at jexchanges@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 19, 2008, the Department of State published an interim final rule with request for comments whether to allow a foreign national who previously participated in the au pair program to repeat the program. One comment was received in response to the document that had no relevance to the rule. The Department has determined that an au pair who has successfully completed the au pair program may repeat program participation provided that he or she has resided outside the United States for a period of at least two years after the completion of initial participation in the au pair program (including the educational component requirement) and is within the regulatory age range for eligibility. An au pair who has previously participated is likely to be more familiar with the American culture (thereby quickly overcoming cultural challenges), is a proven successful caretaker, and will be able to build on the skills previously acquired. For the foregoing reasons, the Department is promulgating the interim final rule as a final rule. Regulatory Analysis Administrative Procedure Act The Department has determined that this final rule involves a foreign affairs function of the United States and is consequently exempt from the procedures required by 5 U.S.C. 553, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1). BILLING CODE 3510–06–P AGENCY: ACTION: Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 This rule has been found not to be a major rule within the meaning of the E:\FR\FM\08APR1.SGM 08APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 66 / Wednesday, April 8, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. Federal programs and activities do not apply to this regulation. Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13272: Small Business Paperwork Reduction Act This Final Rule does not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Since this rulemaking is exempt from 5 U.S.C. 553, and no other law requires the Department to give notice of proposed rulemaking, this rulemaking also is not subject to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and Executive Order 13272, section 3(b). Executive Order 12866, as Amended The Department of State does not consider this final rule to be a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, as amended, § 3(f), Regulatory Planning and Review. In addition, the Department is exempt from Executive Order 12866 except to the extent that it is promulgating regulations in conjunction with a domestic agency that are significant regulatory actions. The Department has nevertheless reviewed this rule to ensure its consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in that Executive order. Executive Order 12988 List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 62 Cultural exchange programs, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. PART 62—EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM Accordingly the interim rule amending 22 CFR part 62 which was published at 73 FR 34861 on June 19, 2008 is adopted as final without change. ■ Dated: March 30, 2009. Stanley S. Colvin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Private Sector Exchange, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–7674 Filed 4–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The Department has reviewed this final rule in light of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, minimize litigation, establish clear legal standards, and reduce burden. Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2008–0189] Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 RIN 1625–AA00 The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1532, generally requires agencies to prepare a statement before proposing any rule that may result in an annual expenditure of $100 million or more by State, local, or tribal governments, or by the private sector. This final rule will not result in any such expenditure, nor will it significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Executive Orders 12372 and 13132 This Final Rule 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. Therefore, in accordance with section 6 of Executive Order 13132, it is determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to require consultations or warrant the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:13 Apr 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing 73 permanent safety zones for fireworks displays at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within these zones during the enforcement periods is prohibited without approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port. DATES: This rule is effective May 8, 2009. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2008–0189 and are available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket Search option on the ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 15845 right side of the screen, inserting USCG– 2008–0189 in the Docket ID box, pressing Enter, and then clicking on the item in the Docket ID column. This material is also available for inspection or copying at two locations: the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays and the Fifth Coast Guard District, Prevention Division, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call Dennis Sens, Project Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District, Prevention Division, Inspections and Investigations Branch, at (757) 398–6204. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On April 15, 2008, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled, Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District in the Federal Register (73 FR 20223). On November 14, 2008, we published a Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) entitled Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District in the Federal Register (73 FR 67444). We received two comments on the NPRM. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Background and Purpose In this rule, the Coast Guard revises the list of permanent safety zones at 33 CFR 165.506, established for fireworks displays at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. For a description of the geographical area of the Fifth District and subordinate Coast Guard Sectors— Captain of the Port Zones, please see 33 CFR 3.25. Currently there are 49 permanent safety zones established for fireworks displays occurring throughout the year that are held on an annual basis and normally in one of these 49 locations. The Coast Guard revision of the list of permanent safety zones at 33 CFR 165.506, established for fireworks displays, adds 24 new locations and modifies five previously established locations within the geographic E:\FR\FM\08APR1.SGM 08APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Part 62

[Public Notice: 6566]
RIN 1400-AC48


Exchange Visitor Program--Au Pairs

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: On June 19, 2008, the Department of State published an interim 
final rule to revise existing regulations and thereby permit qualified 
au pairs to participate again in the au pair program after completing a 
period of at least two years of residency outside the United States 
following the end date of his or her initial exchange visitor program. 
The regulations contained in the interim final rule are adopted without 
change.

DATES: The interim rule published at 73 FR 34861, June 19, 2008 is 
adopted as final without change effective April 8, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley S. Colvin, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Office of Private Sector Exchange, U.S. Department of State, 
SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 734, Washington, DC 20547; or e-mail 
at jexchanges@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 19, 2008, the Department of State 
published an interim final rule with request for comments whether to 
allow a foreign national who previously participated in the au pair 
program to repeat the program. One comment was received in response to 
the document that had no relevance to the rule. The Department has 
determined that an au pair who has successfully completed the au pair 
program may repeat program participation provided that he or she has 
resided outside the United States for a period of at least two years 
after the completion of initial participation in the au pair program 
(including the educational component requirement) and is within the 
regulatory age range for eligibility. An au pair who has previously 
participated is likely to be more familiar with the American culture 
(thereby quickly overcoming cultural challenges), is a proven 
successful caretaker, and will be able to build on the skills 
previously acquired.
    For the foregoing reasons, the Department is promulgating the 
interim final rule as a final rule.

Regulatory Analysis

Administrative Procedure Act

    The Department has determined that this final rule involves a 
foreign affairs function of the United States and is consequently 
exempt from the procedures required by 5 U.S.C. 553, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 553(a)(1).

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This rule has been found not to be a major rule within the meaning 
of the

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Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.

Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13272: Small Business

    Since this rulemaking is exempt from 5 U.S.C. 553, and no other law 
requires the Department to give notice of proposed rulemaking, this 
rulemaking also is not subject to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 
U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and Executive Order 13272, section 3(b).

Executive Order 12866, as Amended

    The Department of State does not consider this final rule to be a 
``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866, as 
amended, Sec.  3(f), Regulatory Planning and Review. In addition, the 
Department is exempt from Executive Order 12866 except to the extent 
that it is promulgating regulations in conjunction with a domestic 
agency that are significant regulatory actions. The Department has 
nevertheless reviewed this rule to ensure its consistency with the 
regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in that Executive order.

Executive Order 12988

    The Department has reviewed this final rule in light of sections 
3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, 
minimize litigation, establish clear legal standards, and reduce 
burden.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1532, generally 
requires agencies to prepare a statement before proposing any rule that 
may result in an annual expenditure of $100 million or more by State, 
local, or tribal governments, or by the private sector. This final rule 
will not result in any such expenditure, nor will it significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments.

Executive Orders 12372 and 13132

    This Final Rule 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. Therefore, in accordance with section 6 
of Executive Order 13132, it is determined that this rule does not have 
sufficient federalism implications to require consultations or warrant 
the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. The 
regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding 
intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities do 
not apply to this regulation.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This Final Rule does not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping 
requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35.

List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 62

    Cultural exchange programs, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

PART 62--EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM

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Accordingly the interim rule amending 22 CFR part 62 which was 
published at 73 FR 34861 on June 19, 2008 is adopted as final without 
change.

    Dated: March 30, 2009.
Stanley S. Colvin,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Private Sector Exchange, Bureau 
of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
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