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

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Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-955
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Federal Election Commission (``the Commission'' or ``the FEC'') is publishing for comment a revised system of records that is maintained by the Commission. The system entitled Inspector General Investigative Records (FEC 12) has been revised to: include additional routine uses (3 through 17); expand the list of ``Categories of records in the system;'' include additional data elements required for systems of records notices, including ``Security Classification,'' ``Purpose,'' ``Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies,'' and ``Exemptions claimed for the system;'' and incorporate administrative and technical changes that have taken place since the last publication of FEC systems of records on December 15, 1997. 62 FR 65694. The minor changes include: clarifying the ``System location;'' adding new language to explain but not increase the ``Categories of individuals covered by the system;'' clarifying the language for ``Storage;'' adding new language under ``Retrievability;'' expanding the ``Safeguards;'' adding language to ``Retention and disposal;'' making a technical change to the ``System manager(s);'' clarifying the ``Notification,'' ``Record access,'' and ``Contesting record'' procedures; and updating the ``Record source categories.'' The revised system of records should provide improved protection for the privacy rights of individuals.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-952
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through February 28, 2010 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Alternative Fuel Rule. That clearance expires on February 28, 2007.
Amateur Service Rules
Document Number: E7-729
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission amends its Amateur Radio Service rules to remove the requirement that an individual must pass a Morse code telegraphy examination to qualify for a General Class or an Amateur Extra Class amateur radio service operator license. The Commission also revises the frequency segment of the 80 meter amateur service High Frequency (HF) band on which amateur stations are authorized to be automatically controlled when transmitting RTTY and data emission types, and it make other conforming amendments to the amateur service rules.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval
Document Number: E7-723
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commissions, 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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 (PRA) 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.
Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: E7-1020
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Radio Broadcasting Services; Eldorado, Fort Stockton, Mason and Mertzon, TX
Document Number: E7-1012
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document denies a Petition for Reconsideration filed by Bryan A. King, successor to BK Radio, directed to the Report and Order in this proceeding. With this action, the proceeding is terminated.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval
Document Number: E7-1011
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commissions, 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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 (PRA) 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.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations
Document Number: E7-1003
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-1001
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-1000
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-324
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: National Council on Disability, Agencies and Commissions
Employee Thrift Advisory Council
Document Number: 07-312
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-311
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 07-309
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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 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 (PRA) 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.
Hoover Company, Inc., a Corporation, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 07-292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of 16 CFR 1118.20(e). Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Hoover Company, Inc., a corporation, containing a civil penalty of $750,000.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Document Number: 07-291
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning the examination of records by comptroller general and contract audit. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 65478, on November 8, 2006. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on April 30, 2007. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-290
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The EAC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed information collection. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.
Federal Home Loan Bank Appointive Directors
Document Number: 07-271
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) is adopting procedures for the selection of Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) appointive directors. The procedures require the boards of directors of the Banks to submit to the Finance Board a list of individuals that includes information regarding each individual's eligibility and qualifications to serve as a Bank director. The Finance Board will use the lists provided by each Bank to select well-qualified individuals to serve on the Bank's board of directors.
Processing Applications in the Direct Broadcast Satellite Service; Feasibility of Reduced Orbital Spacing for Provision of Direct Broadcast Satellite Service in the United States
Document Number: 07-213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On August 18, 2006, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (71 FR 56923, September 28, 2006) (NPRM) in the proceeding captioned above. The NPRM seeks comment from the public on proposed licensing procedures and service rules for satellites providing Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service. The NPRM also seeks comment on licensing non-nine-degree-spaced DBS applications. On December 22, 2006, SES Americom, Inc. filed a Motion for Extension of Time, requesting the Commission to extend the reply comment filing deadline in this proceeding. SES Americom, Inc. stated that an extension would enable the parties to the proceeding to provide a more complete record for review, considering the important policy and technical issues raised in the proceeding. The Commission concurred that the issues raised in the proceeding are complex, technical, and of great importance to the DBS service and to direct-to-home satellite consumers throughout the United States. Thus, the Commission granted SES Americom, Inc.'s request, and extended the reply comment pleading deadline to January 25, 2007. The Commission stated that the public interest will be served by the extension to enable the filing of a more complete record in this proceeding. Accordingly, pursuant to section 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.46, the request of SES Americom, Inc. is granted. The deadline for filing reply comments in this proceeding is extended to January 25, 2007. This action is taken under delegated authority pursuant to sections 0.51 and 0.261 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 0.51, 0.261.
National Archives and Records Administration Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: E7-986
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration is establishing a new Part 2600 in 2 CFR that adopts the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) guidance in 2 CFR Part 180, as supplemented by this new part, as NARA's policies and procedures for nonprocurement and debarment and suspension. NARA is removing 36 CFR part 1209, the part containing NARA's implementation of the government- wide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. The new part in 2 CFR part 2600 will serve the same purpose as the common rule in a simpler way. This regulatory action is an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in NARA's policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-921
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
MFS Series Trust X, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-905
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Ticket To Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E7-904
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Board Action Cancelling Charter of the Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation
Document Number: E7-903
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or Agency), through the FCA Board, cancelled the charter of the Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation (FAC or Corporation) at the January 11, 2007, Board meeting. The FCA chartered the FAC on January 11, 1988, to carry out a program to provide capital to Farm Credit System (System) institutions that were experiencing financial difficulties, and to assist in the repayment by System institutions to those that provided funds in connection with the program. The FAC discharged all of its responsibilities with respect to the repayment of FAC obligations during June 2005, and as a result, became eligible to terminate its corporate existence.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-902
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Nebraska Disaster #NE-00011
Document Number: E7-897
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Nebraska (FEMA- 1674-DR), dated 01/07/2007. Incident: Severe Winter Storms. Incident Period: 12/19/2006 through 01/01/2007. Effective Date: 01/07/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/08/2007.
Kansas Disaster #KS-00015
Document Number: E7-896
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1675- DR) , dated 01/07/2007. Incident: Severe Winter Storm. Incident Period: 12/28/2006 through 12/31/2006. Effective Date: 01/07/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/08/2007.
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E7-849
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act) requires that each Federal agency provide notice to all employees, former employees, and applicants for employment about the rights and remedies available to them under the anti-discrimination laws and whistleblower protection laws that apply to them. This document fulfills the Postal ServiceTM's requirement under the regulations promulgated by the Office of Personnel Management to publish the initial notice of such rights and remedies in the Federal Register.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-847
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-846
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; No. 07-01
Document Number: 07-286
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Holding the Meetings: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Document Number: 07-279
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Sunshine Federal Register Notice, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection; Study of the Feasibility and Advisability of Establishing a Program of Free Return or Reduced Postage for Absentee Ballots-Survey of Registered Voters
Document Number: 07-261
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: U.s. Election Assistance Commission, Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The EAC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed information collection. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.
Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 07-254
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Peace Corps, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1981 (44 U.S.C, Chapter 35), the Peace Corps has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of information collections, OMB Control Number 0420-0533, the Peace Corps Crisis Corps Volunteer Application Form. This is a renewal of an active information collection. The purpose of this information collection is necessary in order to identify prospective, interested, and available returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are completing their services for Crisis Corps Volunteer Service. The information is used to determine availability, suitability, and potential Crisis Corps placement applicants. The purpose of this notice is to allow for public comment on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether their information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and the clarity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. A copy of the information collection may be obtained from Ms. Mary Angelini, Director of the Crisis Corps, Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street, NW., Room 7305, Washington, DC 20526. Ms. Angelini may be contacted by telephone at 202-692-2250. Comments on the form should also be addressed to the attention of Ms. Angelini and should be received on or before march 26, 2007.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: E7-821
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $24,001,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,400,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: E7-819
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act. Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Pub. L. 94-435, 90 Stat. 1390 (``the Act''), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds in the Act, to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General and to wait a designated period of time before consummating such transactions. Section 7A(a)(2) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product, in accordance with Section 8(a)(5). The new thresholds, which take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are as follows:
Membership in a Registered Futures Association
Document Number: E7-805
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') has amended its regulations to require that all persons registered with the Commission as futures commission merchants (``FCMs''), subject to an exception for certain notice-registered securities brokers or dealers (``BDs''), must become and remain members of at least one registered futures association (``RFA''). This action is consistent with the regulatory philosophy underlying the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (``CFMA'').
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: E7-778
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Background On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E7-777
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Disclosure to Participants
Document Number: E7-761
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Section 4011 of ERISA requires certain underfunded plans to notify participants of plan funding status and the limits on the PBGC's guarantee. The Pension Protection Act of 2006 repealed section 4011 for plan years beginning after 2006 and replaced the disclosure requirement under that section with a disclosure requirement under Title I of ERISA. This rule amends PBGC's regulation on Disclosure to Participants to reflect that statutory change.