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Download as PDF 38503 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 148 Tuesday, August 4, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD 4 CFR Part 202 RIN 0430–AA02 Official Seal Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) is adopting regulations to establish its chapter and to adopt requirements on the use of its official seal. Use by any person or organization may be made only with the Board’s prior written approval. Wrongful use of an official seal is subject to administrative action and/or criminal penalty. The Board believes that this rule is non-controversial, and the Board anticipates no significant adverse comment. If the Board receives a significant adverse comment, it will withdraw the rule. DATES: This rule is effective September 3, 2009 without further action, unless adverse comment is received by August 24, 2009. If adverse comment is received, the Board will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Jennifer Dure, Office of General Counsel, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:40 Aug 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Fernandez, Records Manager, telephone (202) 254–7900. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is adopting regulations (4 CFR part 202) on the use of its official seal. The Board has developed a seal that signifies the authoritativeness of the item or document to which it is affixed as an official endorsement of the Board. The seal is to be used for official Board business or as approved under the Board’s regulations. The Board believes there is good cause to bypass notice and comment and proceed to a direct final rule pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b). The rule is non-controversial and merely provides who may use the Board’s official seal and for what purpose. Because this rule only impacts Board procedure and practice, notice and comment is unnecessary. Although the Board believes this direct final rule will not elicit any significant adverse comments, if such comments are received, the Board will publish a timely notice of withdrawal in the Federal Register. Executive Order No. 12866 This rule does not meet the criteria for a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. Thus, review by the Office of Management and Budget is not required. Regulatory Flexibility Act This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis as provided by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, is not required. Paperwork Reduction Act This rule imposes no additional reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Therefore, clearance by the Office of Management and Budget is not required. List of Subjects in 4 CFR Part 202 Official seal. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Therefore, under the authority at Public Law 111–5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009), the Board amends Title 4 of the Code of Federal Regulations by establishing a new Chapter II, consisting of Part 202 to read as follows: ■ CHAPTER II—RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD PART 202—OFFICIAL SEAL Sec. 202.1 202.2 202.3 Description. Authority to affix seal. Prohibitions against misuse of seal. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, 18 U.S.C. 506. § 202.1 Description. (a) The official seal of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) is described as follows: The American Eagle, right facing, with left wing outstretched and pointing forward with right wing partially shown, is superimposed over a background suggesting the American Flag; upon a blue field, which fills background space above the Eagle’s outstretched wing, are thirteen gold, five-pointed stars; the lower half of the background, filling the space beneath the Eagle’s outstretched wing, is vertically striped in alternating colors of red and gold. The entire image is circumscribed by a gold boundary with 18 equally spaced ‘‘gear’’ teeth; that image is further encircled by a ring bearing the gold-colored words ‘‘RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY’’ centered at its top, and the word ‘‘BOARD’’ is centered at its bottom and separated from the topcentered words by two laurel branches to its left and right. (b) The Board also has developed an alternate, monochromatic version of the seal in which the above-described blue field and red-and-gold stripes are replaced by a white field and white-andgold stripes. A reproduction of the official seal in black and white appears as follows: E:\FR\FM\04AUR1.SGM 04AUR1 38504 Authority to affix seal. (a) The following officials of the Board are authorized to affix the official seal (including reproductions) to appropriate documents, certifications, and other materials of the Board: The Chairman and all Members, the Executive Director, the General Counsel, and the Directors. (b) The officials named in paragraph (a) of this section may delegate this authority as appropriate. § 202.3 seal. Prohibitions against misuse of (a) Falsely making, forging, counterfeiting, mutilating, or altering the Board seal or reproduction, or knowingly using or possessing with fraudulent intent an altered Board seal or reproduction is punishable under 18 U.S.C. 506. (b) Any person using the Board seal or reproduction in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of this part is subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1017, which states penalties for the wrongful use of an official seal, and other provisions of law as applicable. Ivan J. Flores, Paralegal Specialist, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. [FR Doc. E9–18509 Filed 8–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–GA–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES 7 CFR Part 948 [Doc. No. AMS–FV–08–0094; FV09–948–1 FIR] Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Modification of the Handling Regulation for Area No. 2 AGENCY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:40 Aug 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule that modified the minimum size requirement under the Colorado potato marketing order, Area No. 2. For most long potato varieties, the interim final rule changed the minimum size requirement from 2 inches in diameter to 17⁄8 inches in diameter and removed the minimum weight requirement. The change is expected to improve the marketing of Colorado Area No. 2 potatoes while increasing returns to producers and potato supplies to consumers. DATES: Effective Date: Effective August 5, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Hutchinson or Gary Olson, Northwest Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, Telephone: (503) 326– 2724, Fax: (503) 326–7440, or E-mail: Teresa.Hutchinson@ams.usda.gov or GaryD.Olson@ams.usda.gov. Small businesses may obtain information on complying with this and other marketing order regulations by viewing a guide at the following Web site: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do? template=TemplateN&page=Marketing OrdersSmallBusinessGuide; or by contacting Jay Guerber, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Telephone: (202) 720–2491, Fax: (202) 720–8938, or E-mail: Jay.Guerber@ams.usda.gov. This rule is issued under Marketing Agreement No. 97 and Marketing Order No. 948, both as amended (7 CFR part 948), regulating the handling of Irish potatoes SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Affirmation of interim final rule as final rule. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 grown in Colorado, hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘order.’’ The order is effective under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Act.’’ The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing this rule in conformance with Executive Order 12866. An interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on April 16, 2009, and was effective on April 17, 2009 (74 FR 17589, Doc. No AMS–FV– 0094, FV09–948–1 IFR). The interim final rule amended § 948.386 by modifying the minimum size requirement for most long varieties of potatoes handled under the marketing order. The exceptions to these requirements are for potatoes handled under the size designations referred to in the U.S. Standards as ‘‘Size B’’ and ‘‘creamers.’’ The revisions described in the interim final rule were made to the handling regulations for all regulated potatoes except those potatoes considered ‘‘Size B’’ or ‘‘creamers.’’ The current size requirements for ‘‘Size B’’ and ‘‘creamers’’ remain unchanged. Except as explained above, for long potato varieties, the interim final rule changed the minimum size requirement from 2 inches in diameter to 17⁄8 inches in diameter and removed the minimum weight requirement. This action did not impact imported potatoes covered by section 608(e) of the Act. Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Pursuant to requirements set forth in the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has considered the economic impact of this action on small entities. Accordingly, AMS has prepared this final regulatory flexibility analysis. The purpose of the RFA is to fit regulatory actions to the scale of business subject to such actions in order that small businesses will not be unduly E:\FR\FM\04AUR1.SGM 04AUR1 ER04AU09.000</GPH> § 202.2 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 4, 2009 / Rules and Regulations

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 148 (Tuesday, August 4, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 38503-38504]
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[FR Doc No: E9-18509]



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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 4, 2009 / Rules 
and Regulations

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RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD

4 CFR Part 202

RIN 0430-AA02


Official Seal

AGENCY: Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) is 
adopting regulations to establish its chapter and to adopt requirements 
on the use of its official seal. Use by any person or organization may 
be made only with the Board's prior written approval. Wrongful use of 
an official seal is subject to administrative action and/or criminal 
penalty.
    The Board believes that this rule is non-controversial, and the 
Board anticipates no significant adverse comment. If the Board receives 
a significant adverse comment, it will withdraw the rule.

DATES: This rule is effective September 3, 2009 without further action, 
unless adverse comment is received by August 24, 2009. If adverse 
comment is received, the Board will publish a timely withdrawal of the 
rule in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: 
Jennifer Dure, Office of General Counsel, Recovery Accountability and 
Transparency Board, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 700, 
Washington, DC 20006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Fernandez, Records Manager, 
telephone (202) 254-7900.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is adopting regulations (4 CFR 
part 202) on the use of its official seal. The Board has developed a 
seal that signifies the authoritativeness of the item or document to 
which it is affixed as an official endorsement of the Board. The seal 
is to be used for official Board business or as approved under the 
Board's regulations.
    The Board believes there is good cause to bypass notice and comment 
and proceed to a direct final rule pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b). The 
rule is non-controversial and merely provides who may use the Board's 
official seal and for what purpose. Because this rule only impacts 
Board procedure and practice, notice and comment is unnecessary. 
Although the Board believes this direct final rule will not elicit any 
significant adverse comments, if such comments are received, the Board 
will publish a timely notice of withdrawal in the Federal Register.

Executive Order No. 12866

    This rule does not meet the criteria for a significant regulatory 
action under Executive Order 12866. Thus, review by the Office of 
Management and Budget is not required.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. Therefore, a regulatory 
flexibility analysis as provided by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as 
amended, is not required.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule imposes no additional reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements. Therefore, clearance by the Office of Management and 
Budget is not required.

List of Subjects in 4 CFR Part 202

    Official seal.


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Therefore, under the authority at Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115 
(2009), the Board amends Title 4 of the Code of Federal Regulations by 
establishing a new Chapter II, consisting of Part 202 to read as 
follows:

CHAPTER II--RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD

PART 202--OFFICIAL SEAL

Sec.
202.1 Description.
202.2 Authority to affix seal.
202.3 Prohibitions against misuse of seal.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, 18 U.S.C. 506.


Sec.  202.1  Description.

    (a) The official seal of the Recovery Accountability and 
Transparency Board (Board) is described as follows: The American Eagle, 
right facing, with left wing outstretched and pointing forward with 
right wing partially shown, is superimposed over a background 
suggesting the American Flag; upon a blue field, which fills background 
space above the Eagle's outstretched wing, are thirteen gold, five-
pointed stars; the lower half of the background, filling the space 
beneath the Eagle's outstretched wing, is vertically striped in 
alternating colors of red and gold. The entire image is circumscribed 
by a gold boundary with 18 equally spaced ``gear'' teeth; that image is 
further encircled by a ring bearing the gold-colored words ``RECOVERY 
ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY'' centered at its top, and the word 
``BOARD'' is centered at its bottom and separated from the top-centered 
words by two laurel branches to its left and right.
    (b) The Board also has developed an alternate, monochromatic 
version of the seal in which the above-described blue field and red-
and-gold stripes are replaced by a white field and white-and-gold 
stripes. A reproduction of the official seal in black and white appears 
as follows:

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Sec.  202.2  Authority to affix seal.

    (a) The following officials of the Board are authorized to affix 
the official seal (including reproductions) to appropriate documents, 
certifications, and other materials of the Board: The Chairman and all 
Members, the Executive Director, the General Counsel, and the 
Directors.
    (b) The officials named in paragraph (a) of this section may 
delegate this authority as appropriate.


Sec.  202.3  Prohibitions against misuse of seal.

    (a) Falsely making, forging, counterfeiting, mutilating, or 
altering the Board seal or reproduction, or knowingly using or 
possessing with fraudulent intent an altered Board seal or reproduction 
is punishable under 18 U.S.C. 506.
    (b) Any person using the Board seal or reproduction in a manner 
inconsistent with the provisions of this part is subject to the 
provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1017, which states penalties for the wrongful 
use of an official seal, and other provisions of law as applicable.

Ivan J. Flores,
Paralegal Specialist, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
[FR Doc. E9-18509 Filed 8-3-09; 8:45 am]
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