Notice of Open Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, evaluate and report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on February 1-2, 2007 to address ``The U.S.-China Relationship: Economics and Security in Perspective.''
Privacy Act of 1974: Notice of Alteration to Two Existing Systems of Records
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposes to alter the Privacy Act system of records: ``Personnel Management Employment and Staffing Files (SEC-39)'', which was previously identified in the Federal Register at 41 FR 41591 on September 22, 1976, 50 FR 37750 on September 17, 1985 and 62 FR 47884 on September 11, 1997. Also, the Commission is proposing to make changes to its system of records ``Identification and Access Control Cards, Special Credentials, Press Passes, and Building Access Control Cards (SEC-46)'', originally published at 63 FR 37423, July 10, 1998.
No FEAR Act Notice
This notice fulfills NASA's ``No FEAR Act Notice'' Federal Register publication obligations, as required by the Act and by the Office of Personnel Management implementing regulations at 5 CFR 724.202.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Discontinuance of Health Plan in an Emergency
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations regarding discontinuance of a health plan to include situations in which a health plan becomes incapacitated, either temporarily or permanently, as the result of a disaster.
Notice of Availability of Technical Specification Improvement To Modify Requirements Regarding Control Room Envelope Habitability Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Notice is hereby given that the staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared and is making available a model safety evaluation (SE) and a model no-significant-hazards- consideration (NSHC) determination relating to the modification of technical specification (TS) requirements regarding the habitability of the control room envelope (CRE) for referencing in license amendment requests (LARs). The NRC staff is also making available an associated model LAR for use by licensees to prepare such LARs. The TS modification is based on NRC staff approved changes to the improved standard technical specifications (STS) (NUREGs 1430-1434) that were proposed by the pressurized and boiling water reactor owners groups' Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) on behalf of the commercial nuclear electrical power generation industry, in STS change traveler TSTF-448, Revision 3 (Rev 3). Previously, on October 17, 2006, drafts of the model SE, model NSHC determination, and model LAR were published in the Federal Register for public comment (71 FR 61075). Based on its evaluation of the public comments received in response to that notice, the NRC staff made appropriate changes to the models, and is including the final versions of the models in this notice. This notice also contains a description of each public comment and its disposition by the NRC staff. Based on its evaluation of the public comments, the NRC staff has decided to announce the availability of the model SE and model NSHC determination to licensees for referencing in LARs to adopt TSTF-448, Rev 3, using the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP). An LAR that references the model SE and model NSHC determination will permit the NRC to efficiently process a license amendment that proposes to adopt the changes in TSTF-448, Rev 3. Licensees of nuclear power reactors proposing to adopt these changes should follow the guidance in the model LAR and confirm the applicability of the model SE and model NSHC determination to their reactors.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of two currently approved information collections. The first information collection is used to advise requesters of (1) The correct procedures to follow when requesting certified copies of records for use in civil litigation or criminal actions in courts of law, and (2) the information to be provided so that records may be identified. The second information collection is used when veterans, dependents, and other authorized individuals request information from or copies of documents in military personnel, military medical, and dependent medical records. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Small Business Administration's intentions to request approval on a new and/or currently approved information collection.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of its Senior Corps Project Progress Report (PPR) reference OMB Control Number 3045-0033, with an expiration date of August 31, 2007. In conjunction with the PPR renewal, the Corporation proposes to make several modifications: Streamline the ``Data Demographic'' section of the collection instrument to reduce frequency and eliminate redundancy; and Modify the PPR datasheet frequency schedule from biennial to annual. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice.
Oregon Disaster # OR-00016
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oregon (FEMA-1672- DR), dated 12/29/2006. Incident: Severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Incident Period: 11/05/2006 through 11/08/2006. Effective Date: 12/29/2006. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/27/2007.
Illinois Disaster # IL-00005
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Illinois dated 01/05/2007. Incident: Severe storms and flooding. Incident Period: 09/04/2006 through 09/05/2006. Effective Date: 01/05/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/06/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/05/2007.
Missouri Disaster # MO-00007
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Missouri (FEMA- 1673-DR), dated 12/29/2006. Incident: Severe Winter Storms. Incident Period: 11/30/2006 through 12/02/2006 Effective Date: 12/29/2006. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/27/2007.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Nos. 6,164,060 B1 entitled Combustion Chamber/Nozzle Assembly and Fabrication Process Therefrom, 6,308,408 B1 entitled Combustion Chamber/Nozzle Assembly and Fabrication Process Therefrom, 6,195,984 B1 entitled Rocket Engine Thrust Chamber Assembly, 6,330,792 B1 entitled Method of Making a Rocket Engine Thrust Chamber Assembly, 6,116,020 B1 entitled Injector for Liquid Fueled Rocket Engine, 6,189,315 B1 entitled Low-Cost Gas Generator and Ignitor, 6,497,091 B1 entitled Hypergolic Ignitor Assembly, 6,845,605 B1 entitled Hypergolic Ignitor and 6,860,099 B1 entitled Liquid Propellant Tracing Impingement Injector to Spacelines, LLC, having its principal place of business in Rocklin, California. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
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 (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid 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 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.
Public Information Collections Approved by Office of Management and Budget
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the following public information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number.
New Standards for Domestic Mailing Services
On September 27, 2006, the Postal Service published a proposal in the Federal Register (71 FR 56587) providing new mailing standards to accompany the R2006-1 price change proposal currently before the Postal Rate Commission. In this revised proposal we respond to the comments we received, summarize our changes, and further revise the mailing standards. Our pricing proposal reflects changes in operations and the marketplace and will enhance efficiency, offer more choices, and ensure that all types of mail cover their costs. We include incentives to create mailpieces compatible with our processing systems and to deposit flats and parcels closer to where they are delivered. Our proposal includes a new ``forever stamp'' to make future price changes more convenient for consumers. The forever stamp will always equal the First-Class Mail single piece 1-ounce letter price, without the addition of extra postage. We also propose new shape-based prices for First-Class Mail, with lower rates for many letter-size pieces over 1 ounce. Our proposal will make the Priority Mail flat-rate boxes a permanent product offering, and we will add a new 1-pound pricing option for Express Mail. For commercial mailers we propose new sorting options to reduce the number of trays in a mailing and new scheme preparations to give mailers access to lower rates and to better align flat-size mail preparation with mail processing. We also add a new automated Address Change Service to reduce the costs associated with undeliverable-as- addressed mail. First-Class Mail parcel mailers will have new barcode options, and we propose new opportunities for mailers to combine Standard Mail and Package Services parcels in the same mailing. Periodicals mailers will have new incentives to use efficient containers, and we revise the copalletization standards as a permanent offering to encourage more publishers to combine mailings. We also add new prices for the editorial portion of a mailing to give mailers of high-editorial-content publications access to lower, destination entry rates.
Hearing of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure
The public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, scheduled for February 2, in San Francisco, California, has been canceled. [Original notice of hearing appeared in the Federal Register of October 2, 2006].