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 the Presidential Freedom Scholarship application. These applications are used by high school students and a school representative to be considered for a scholarship. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice.
Proposed Standards on Smart Metering Interconnection, Net Metering, Fuels Sources, and Fossil Fuel Generation Efficiency
On August 17, 2006, Tennessee Valley Authority (``TVA'') published a notice (71 FR 47557) of the commencement of its consideration process for the Time-based Metering & Communications (hereinafter called ``Smart Metering''), Interconnection, and Net Metering standards promulgated by section 111(d) of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-617) as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) (hereinafter called ``PURPA''). This notice amends and supplements the August 17 notice to (1) set new deadlines related to the consideration of the three standards which were the subject of that notice and (2) inform the public of the commencement of TVA's consideration process for the two remaining standards listed in section 111(d) of PURPA, which are the Fuel Sources and Fossil Fuel Generation Efficiency standards. TVA will consider adopting all five of these standards for itself as well as for the distributors of TVA power and will consider these standards on the basis of their effect on conservation of energy, efficient use of facilities and resources, equity among electric consumers, and the objectives of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act. In addition, the Smart Metering standard will be considered in light of whether the benefits to the electric utility and its consumers are likely to exceed the costs of new metering and communications. Comments are requested from the public on whether TVA should adopt these standards or any variations on them.
Revisions to Proposed New DTV Table of Allotments-Tentative Channel Designations To Be Added to the DTV Table of Allotments Proposed in the Seventh Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making
The Media Bureau announces tentative channel designations for six permittees that attained permittee status during the pendency of the rulemaking proceeding commenced in the Seventh Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making (``Seventh FNPRM'') in MB Docket No. 87-268. These tentative channels designations revise the proposed new Digital Television Table of Allotments released in the Seventh FNPRM.
Certain Pasta From Italy and Turkey
The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing and antidumping duty orders on certain pasta from Italy and Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the reviews will be established and announced at a later date. 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).
In the Matter of Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct a Portion of the Hearing In Camera
Upon the timely, joint request of respondents, the Commission has determined to conduct a portion of its hearing in the above- captioned investigation scheduled for January 18, 2007, in camera. See Commission rules 207.24(d), 201.13(m) and 201.36(b)(4) (19 CFR 207.24(d), 201.13(m) and 201.36(b)(4)). The remainder of the hearing will be open to the public.
Procurement List Additions
This action adds to the Procurement List services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Proposed Addition
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List a service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must Be Received on or Before: February 18, 2007.
Massachusetts Attorney General; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking; Reopening of Public Comment Period
On November 1, 2006 (71 FR 64169), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking, dated August 25, 2006, which was filed with the Commission by Diane Curran on behalf of the Massachusetts Attorney General. The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 19, 2006, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-51-10. On December 15, 2006, several external stakeholder groups requested a 60 day extension of the public comment period owing to the importance of the rulemaking, the voluminous technical documents that require careful review, and the occurrence of major national events (elections) and holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years celebrations) during the comment period which limits the time available for stakeholders to comment. The NRC is reopening the comment period on the petition for an additional 60 days from the original January 16, 2007 deadline. The comment period closes on March 19, 2007.
In the Matter of Certain NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination To Review a Final Determination of no Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on Remedy, Public Interest, and Bonding
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review the final initial determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on November 20, 2006, regarding whether there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the above-captioned investigation.
Hot-Rolled Steel Products From Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty orders on hot-rolled steel products from Argentina, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Thailand and the antidumping duty orders on hot-rolled steel products from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)(B). 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).
In the Matter of Certain Coupler Devices For Power Supply Facilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 13, 2006, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Topower Computer Industrial, Co., Ltd. of Taiwan. A letter supplementing the Complaint was filed on January 9, 2007. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain coupler devices for power supply facilities, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,935,902. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent general exclusion order and permanent cease and desist orders.
Clad Steel Plate From Japan
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section 751(c)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(3)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. For further information concerning the conduct of this review 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).
Policy on Payments System Risk
The Board has adopted several revisions to Part I of its Policy on Payments System Risk (PSR policy) addressing risk management in payments and settlement systems. Specifically, the Board has (1) incorporated into the PSR policy the Recommendations for Central Counterparties (Recommendations for CCP) as the Board's minimum standards for central counterparties, (2) clarified the purpose of Part I of the policy and revised its scope with regard to central counterparties, and (3) established an expectation that systemically important systems subject to the Board's authority disclose publicly self-assessments against the Core Principles for Systemically Important Payment Systems (Core Principles), Recommendations for Securities Settlement Systems (Recommendations for SSS), or Recommendations for CCP, as appropriate, demonstrating the extent to which these systems meet the principles or minimum standards.
Nexgrill Industries, Inc., a Corporation, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
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 Nexgrill Industries, Inc., a corporation, containing a civil penalty of $300,000.
Senior Executive Service: Performance Review Board Members
This notice announces the appointment of members of the Selective Service System (SSS) Performance Review Board (PRB).
Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime
This document grants a request for an extension of time to file reply comments on a proposed process to address phantom traffic issues and a related proposal for the creation and exchange of call detail records filed by the Supporters of the Missoula Plan, an intercarrier compensation reform plan filed July 24, 2006 by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Task Force on Intercarrier Compensation (the NARUC Task Force). The Order modifies the pleading cycle by reopening the comment period in order to facilitate the development of a more substantive and complete record in this proceeding.
Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime
This document grants a motion requesting additional time to file reply comments on an intercarrier compensation reform plan, the ``Missoula Plan.'' The Order modifies the pleading cycle by reopening the comment period in order to facilitate the development of a more accurate and complete record in this proceeding.
Title II Cost of Living Increases in Primary Insurance Amounts
We are revising our rules that deal with automatic cost-of- living increases to primary insurance amounts under title II of the Social Security Act (the Act). The revision is necessary because, beginning with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the CPI to three decimal places. The CPI is currently published to one decimal place as is now reflected in our regulations. With this revision, our rules will conform to the change in the reporting of the CPI.