Agencies and Commissions January 30, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR) for Public Water Systems Revisions
Document Number: Z6-22123
Type: Unknown
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Environmental Protection Agency
Senior Executive Service: Membership of Performance Review Board
Document Number: E7-1476
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The following persons are members of the 2006 Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board: Gloria Steele, Chair, James Painter, Harry Manchester.
Stainless Steel Bar From France, Germany, Italy, Korea, and the United Kingdom
Document Number: E7-1446
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on stainless steel bar from Italy and the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel bar from France, Germany, Italy, Korea, and the United Kingdom would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission;\1\ to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is March 23, 2007. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by April 16, 2007. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).
Federal Travel Regulation; FTR Case 2006-304, Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement
Document Number: E7-1443
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), by amending the mileage reimbursement rate for use of a privately owned automobile (POA) on official travel to reflect current costs of operation as determined in cost studies conducted by the General Services Administration (GSA). The governing regulation is revised to increase the mileage allowance for the cost of operating a privately owned automobile from $0.445 to $0.485 per mile. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's website at http://www.gsa.gov/ftr.
California Disaster # CA-00044 Declaration of Economic Injury
Document Number: E7-1442
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of California , dated 01/24/2007. Incident: Freeze. Incident Period: 01/11/2007 and continuing. Effective Date: 01/24/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/24/2007.
Integrity Life Insurance Company, et al.
Document Number: E7-1408
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicants seek an order approving the proposed substitution of shares of DWS Equity 500 Index VIP Fund: Class A with Fidelity VIP Index 500: Initial Class; DWS Equity 500 Index VIP Fund: Class B with Fidelity VIP Index 500: Service Class 2; JPMorgan Bond Portfolio with Fidelity VIP Investment Grade Bond: Initial Class; JPMorgan International Equity Portfolio with Fidelity VIP Overseas: Initial Class; MFS VIT Capital Opportunities Series: Service Class with Franklin VIP Growth and Income Securities Fund: Class 2; MFS VIT Emerging Growth Series: Service Class with Touchstone VST Eagle Capital Appreciation Fund; MFS VIT Investors Growth Stock Series: Service Class with Touchstone VST Eagle Capital Appreciation Fund; MFS VIT Mid Cap Growth Series: Service Class with Touchstone VST Mid Cap Growth Fund; MFS VIT New Discovery Series: Service Class with Fidelity VIP Disciplined Small Cap: Service Class 2; MFS VIT Total Return Series: Service Class with Franklin VIP Growth and Income Securities Fund: Class 2; Putnam VT Discovery Growth: Class IB with Fidelity VIP Mid Cap: Service Class 2; Putnam VT George Putnam Fund of Boston: Class IB with Fidelity VIP Balanced: Service Class 2; Putnam VT Growth and Income Fund: Class IB with Franklin VIP Growth and Income Securities Fund: Class 2; Putnam VT International Equity Fund: Class IB with Fidelity VIP Overseas: Service Class 2; Putnam VT Small Cap Value Fund: Class IB with Touchstone VST Third Avenue Value Fund; Putnam VT Voyager Fund: Class IB with Fidelity VIP Growth: Service Class 2.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-1406
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
National Endowment for the Arts; Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1391
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Regulation NMS
Document Number: E7-1384
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is extending for a limited period of time three of the future compliance dates for Rule 610 and Rule 611 of Regulation NMS (``Rule 610'' and ``Rule 611,'' respectively) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''). Rule 610 requires fair and non-discriminatory access to quotations, establishes a limit on access fees, and requires each national securities exchange and national securities association to adopt, maintain, and enforce written rules that prohibit their members from engaging in a pattern or practice of displaying quotations that lock or cross protected quotations. Rule 611 requires trading centers to establish, maintain, and enforce written policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent the execution of trades at prices inferior to protected quotations displayed by other trading centers, subject to an applicable exception. The Commission is extending the three compliance dates to give automated trading centers additional time to complete the rollout of their new or modified trading systems.
National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-1383
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1359
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
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 AmeriCorps Enrollment Form and AmeriCorps Exit Form. These forms are used by programs to certify members' eligibility to serve and to receive an education award, and are the only source for certain program-related and demographic information. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: E7-1357
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hereby gives notice that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to approve a new information collection as described below.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E7-1349
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 994(a), (o), and (p) of title 28, United States Code, the United States Sentencing Commission is considering promulgating certain amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. This notice sets forth the proposed amendments and, for each proposed amendment, a synopsis of the issues addressed by that amendment. This notice also provides multiple issues for comment, some of which are contained within proposed amendments. The specific proposed amendments and issues for comment in this notice are as follows: (A) Proposed amendment to Sec. Sec. 2A1.1 (First Degree Murder), 2A1.2 (Second Degree Murder), 2A1.3 (Voluntary Manslaughter), 2A1.4 (Involuntary Manslaughter), 2A2.1 (Assault with Intent to Commit Murder; Attempted Murder), 2A2.2 (Aggravated Assault), 2A2.3 (Minor Assault), 2A2.4 (Obstructing or Impeding Officers), 2A5.2 (Interference with Flight Crew Member or Flight Attendant; Interference with Dispatch, Operation, or Maintenance of Mass Transportation Vehicle or a Ferry), 2A6.1 (Threatening or Harrassing Communications; Hoaxes), 2B1.1 (Fraud, Theft, and Property Damage), 2C1.1 (Offering, Giving, Soliciting, or Receiving a Bribe; Extortion Under Color of Official Right; Fraud Involving the Deprivation of the Intangible Right to Honest Services of Public Officials; Conspiracy to Defraud by Interference with Governmental Functions), 2B2.3 (Trespass), 2K1.4 (Arson; Property Damage by Use of Explosives), 2M6.1 (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons, and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction), 2Q1.1 (Knowing Endangerment Resulting From Mishandling Hazardous or Toxic Substances, Pesticides or Other Pollutants), 2X1.1 (Attempt, Solicitation, or Conspiracy (Not Covered by a Specific Offense Guideline)), 2X5.2 (Class A Misdemeanor Offenses (Not Covered by a Specific Offense Guideline)), Appendix A, and issues for comment regarding implementation of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109-177 (hereinafter the ``PATRIOT Act'') and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Pub. L. 109-59, as these laws pertain to transportation offenses; (B) proposed amendment to Chapter Two, Parts A and G, Sec. Sec. 2A3.1 (Criminal Sexual Abuse; Attempt to Commit Criminal Sexual Abuse), 2A3.3 (Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Ward or Attempt to Commit Such Acts), 2A3.4 (Abusive Sexual Contact or Attempt to Commit Abusive Sexual Contact), 2G1.1 (Promoting a Commercial Sex Act or Prohibited Sexual Conduct with an Individual Other than a Minor), 2G1.3 (Promoting a Commercial Sex Act or Prohibited Sexual Conduct with a Minor; Transportation of Minors to Engage in a Commercial Sex Act or Prohibited Sexual Conduct), 2G2.5 (Recordkeeping Offenses Involving the Production of Sexually Explicit Materials; Failure to Provide Required Marks in Commercial Electronic Email), 2G3.1 (Importing, Mailing, or Transporting Obscene Matter; Transferring Obscene Matter to a Minor; Misleading Domain Names), 2H3.1 (Interception of Communications; Eavesdropping; Disclosure of Tax Return Information), 2J1.2 (Obstruction of Justice), 4B1.5 (Repeat and Dangerous Sex Offender Against Minors), 5B1.3 (Conditions of Probation), 5D1.2 (Term of Supervised Release), 5D1.3 (Conditions of Supervised Release), Appendix A, and issues for comment regarding implementation of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, Pub. L. 109-248 (hereinafter the ``Adam Walsh Act''); (C) proposed amendment to re-promulgate as a permanent amendment the temporary, emergency amendment to Sec. 2B5.3 (Criminal Infringement of Copyright or Trademark), effective September 12, 2006 (see USSG Supplement to Appendix C (Amendment 682)), and issues for comment regarding implementation of the Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act, Pub. L. 109-181; (D) proposed amendment to Chapter Two, Parts D and X, Sec. Sec. 2A1.1, 2A1.2, 2B1.1, 2B1.5 (Theft of, Damage to, or Destruction of Cultural Heritage Resources; Unlawful Sale, Purchase, Exchange, Transportation, or Receipt of Cultural Heritage Resources), 2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit These Offenses); Attempt or Conspiracy), 2E4.1 (Unlawful Conduct Relating to Contraband Cigarettes), 2K1.3 (Unlawful Receipt, Possession, or Transportation of Explosive Materials; Prohibited Transactions Involving Explosive Materials), 2K1.4, 2M5.3 (Providing Material Support or Resources to Designated Foreign Terrorism Organizations of For a Terrorist Purpose), 2M6.1, 2Q2.1 (Offenses Involving Fish, Wildlife, and Plants), 2X1.1, 2X2.1 (Aiding and Abetting), 2X3.1 (Accessory After the Fact), Appendix A, and issues for comment regarding implementation of the PATRIOT Act and the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007, Pub. L. 109-295, as these laws pertain to terrorism offenses and border protection; (E) proposed amendment to Sec. Sec. 2D1.1, 2D1.11 (Unlawfully Distributing, Importing, Exporting, or Possessing a Listed Chemical; Attempt or Conspiracy), Appendix A (Statutory Index), and issues for comment regarding implementation of the PATRIOT Act and the Adam Walsh Act as these laws pertain to drug offenses; (F) proposed amendment to Sec. Sec. 2L1.1 (Smuggling, Transporting, or Harboring an Unlawful Alien), 2L1.2 (Unlawfully Entering or Remaining in the United States), 2L2.1 (Trafficking in a Document Relating to Naturalization, Citizenship, or Legal Resident Status, or a United States Passport; False Statement in Respect to the Citizenship or Immigration Status of Another; Fraudulent Marriage to Assist Alien to Evade Immigration Law), and 2L2.2 (Fraudulently Acquiring Documents Relating to Naturalization, Citizenship, or Legal Resident Status for Own Use; False Personation or Fraudulent Marriage by Alien to Evade Immigration Law; Fraudulently Acquiring or Improperly Using a United States Passport); (G)(1) proposed amendment to Sec. 2B2.3 (Trespass) to implement the Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act, Pub. L. 109-228; (2) proposed amendment to Sec. 2H3.1 to implement the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109-162; and (3) issue for comment regarding implementation of the SAFE Port Act, Pub. L. 109-347; (H) proposed amendment to (1) Sec. Sec. 2B1.1, 2D1.11, 2K2.1 (Unlawful Receipt, Possession, or Transportation of Firearms or Ammunition; Prohibited Transactions Involving Firearms or Ammunition), and 2L1.1 to correct typographical errors; and (2) Chapter Three, Part D (Introductory Commentary) and Sec. 3D1.1 (Procedure for Determining Offense Level on Multiple Counts) to address cases involving multiple counts contained in multiple indictments; (I) issue for comment regarding Sec. 1B1.13 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Motion by Director of Bureau of Prisons); (J) issues for comment regarding application of certain criminal history rules under Sec. 4A1.2 (Definitions and Instructions for Computing Criminal History); (K) issue for comment regarding implementation of section 4 of the Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act of 2006, Pub. L. 109-476, which provides the Commission with emergency amendment authority to amend the guidelines applicable to persons convicted of an offense under 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1039; and (L) issue for comment regarding federal cocaine sentencing policy.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-428
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting: Board of Directors Meeting
Document Number: 07-420
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-415
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-373
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Claims Against Government Under Federal Tort Claims Act
Document Number: 07-308
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Peace Corps, Agencies and Commissions
The Peace Corps is revising its regulations concerning claims filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act. These changes update Peace Corps' address, as well as authority cited in the regulation. Revisions also identify a new policy under which the Chief Financial Officer, rather than the Director of the Peace Corps, will have authority to approve claims for amounts under $5000.