Federal Acquisition Institute/Defense Acquisition University Vendor Meeting
The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) will hold a vendor meeting to provide information on shared initiatives and activities. FAI will describe plans and requirements for training related services under the Acquisition Workforce Training Fund (AWTF). FAI and DAU work together to address many of the acquisition workforce training needs of the Federal government. Partnering with DAU enables FAI to build upon existing DAU training, develop governmentwide curriculum, and promote a cohesive and agile workforce. At the vendor meeting, DAU will present information on recent contracting curriculum changes. FAI will discuss how the curriculum changes impact the federal acquisition workforce. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Training developers, vendors with Commercial- Off-The-Shelf (COTS) training products, vendors with capabilities related to the full Instructional System Design (ISD) methodologies, and acquisition training experts. The meeting will be held January 24, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., GSA Auditorium located at 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Register by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telphone (703) 284- 6988.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
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'') (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through May 31, 2010 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained its Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (``HSR Rules'') and corresponding Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (``Notification and Report Form''), 16 CFR. Parts 801-803. That clearance expires on May 31, 2007.
Proposed Technical Amendment to the Flammability Standards for Carpets and Rugs; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Comment
This document provides interested persons the opportunity for the oral presentation or written submissions regarding the proposed technical amendment to the flammability standards for carpets and rugs.
Portable Generators; Final Rule; Labeling Requirements
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is issuing a final rule requiring manufacturers to label portable generators with performance and technical data related to performance and safety. The required warning label informs purchasers that: ``Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES;'' ``Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide. This is a poison you cannot see or smell;'' ``NEVER use inside a home or garage, EVEN IF doors and windows are open;'' ``Only use OUTSIDE and far away from windows, doors, and vents.'' The warning label also includes pictograms. The Commission believes that providing this safety information will help reduce unreasonable risks of injury associated with portable generators.\1\
Federal Home Loan Bank Members Selected for Community Support Review
The Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) is announcing the Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members it has selected for the 2006-07 fourth quarter review cycle under the Finance Board's community support requirements regulation. This notice also prescribes the deadline by which Bank members selected for review must submit Community Support Statements to the Finance Board.
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to amend the incentive awards regulations. The amended regulations clarify that if agencies grant rating-based awards, they must base such awards on a rating of record of ``Fully Successful'' (or equivalent) or higher. In addition, agencies must ensure that rating- based awards granted make meaningful distinctions based on levels of performance.
Oil Country Tubular Goods From Italy
On December 26, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') published notice in the Federal Register of its determination that revocation of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on oil country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from Italy would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. Commerce further stated that it was revoking the CVD order on OCTG from Italy (71 FR 77383) effective July 25, 2006. Accordingly, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), the five-year review of the countervailing duty order concerning OCTG from Italy (investigation No. 701-TA-364 (Second Review)) is terminated.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From China
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping investigation No. 731-TA-1104 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of less-than-fair-value imports from China of Certain Polyester Staple Fiber, provided for in subheading 5503.20.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.\1\
Agency information collection activities: Announcement of Board approval under delegated authority and submission to OMB
Background Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collection by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). 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 instrument(s) 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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
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.
Amendment to Rule Filing Requirements for Self-Regulatory Organizations Regarding New Derivative Securities Products; Correction
In connection with rules adopted in Release No. 34-40761 (December 8, 1998), 63 FR 70952 (December 22, 1998) (``Original Release''), the Commission is making a technical correction to the delegation of authority to the Director of the Division of Market Regulation appearing in the Commission's Rules of Practice and Investigations. Specifically, the Commission is correcting a cross- reference appearing in the delegation.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
This notice announces changes in the membership of the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board for the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB).
Eligibility and Scope of Financing; Processing and Marketing
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, Agency, or we) Board reopens the comment period for 45 days following the date of publication in the Federal Register on the proposed rule to amend its regulation governing financing of processing and marketing operations by Farm Credit System (Farm Credit, FCS, or System) institutions under titles I and II of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended (Act), so that interested parties will have additional time to provide comments.
Organization; Termination of System Institution Status; Effective Date
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) published a final rule under part 611 on August 4, 2006 (71 FR 44410). This final rule updates the termination procedures for Farm Credit System banks and associations under sections 7.9, 7.10 and 7.11 of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended, ensures that interested parties have sufficient time and opportunities to be fully informed about a termination proposal, and ensures that a significant proportion of equity holders are engaged in the termination process. In accordance with 12 U.S.C. 2252, the effective date of the final rule is 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register during which either or both Houses of Congress are in session. Based on the records of the sessions of Congress, the effective date of the regulations is January 4, 2007.
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board; Regular Meeting
Notice is hereby given of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board (Board).
Goen Technologies Corp., et al.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Termination of a Foreign Private Issuer's Registration of a Class of Securities Under Section 12(g) and Duty To File Reports Under Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
We are reproposing amendments to the rules that govern when a foreign private issuer may terminate the registration of a class of equity securities under section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') and the corresponding duty to file reports required under section 13(a) of the Exchange Act, and when it may cease its reporting obligations regarding a class of equity or debt securities under section 15(d) of the Exchange Act. Under the current rules, a foreign private issuer may find it difficult to terminate its Exchange Act registration and reporting obligations despite the fact that there is relatively little interest in the issuer's U.S.- registered securities among United States investors. Moreover, currently a foreign private issuer can only suspend, and cannot terminate, a duty to report arising under section 15(d) of the Exchange Act. Reproposed Exchange Act Rule 12h-6 would permit the termination of Exchange Act reporting regarding a class of equity securities under either section 12(g) or section 15(d) of the Exchange Act by a foreign private issuer that meets a quantitative benchmark designed to measure relative U.S. market interest for that class of securities, which does not depend on a head count of the issuer's U.S. security holders. The reproposed benchmark would require the comparison of the average daily trading volume of an issuer's securities in the United States with that in its primary trading market. Because the Commission did not fully address this approach when it originally proposed Rule 12h-6, and because of other proposed changes to Rule 12h-6 not fully discussed in the original rule proposal, we are reproposing Rule 12h-6 and the accompanying rule amendments. These rule amendments would seek to provide U.S. investors with ready access through the Internet on an ongoing basis to material information about a foreign private issuer of equity securities that is required by its home country after it has exited the Exchange Act reporting system.
Management Official Interlocks
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) (collectively, the Agencies) are amending their rules regarding management interlocks to implement section 610 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (FSRRA) and to correct inaccurate cross-references.
Interagency Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Elevated Risk Complex Structured Finance Activities
The Agencies are adopting an Interagency Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Elevated Risk Complex Structured Finance Activities (``Final Statement''). The Final Statement pertains to national banks, state banks, bank holding companies (other than foreign banks), federal and state savings associations, savings and loan holding companies, U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks, and SEC-registered broker-dealers and investment advisers (collectively, ``financial institutions'' or ``institutions'') engaged in complex structured finance transactions (``CSFTs''). In May 2004, the Agencies issued and requested comment on a proposed interagency statement (``Initial Proposed Statement''). After reviewing the comments received on the Initial Proposed Statement, the Agencies in May 2006 issued and requested comment on a revised proposed interagency statement (``Revised Proposed Statement''). The modifications to the Revised Proposed Statement, among other things, made the statement more principles-based and focused on the identification, review and approval process for those CSFTs that may pose heightened levels of legal or reputational risk to the relevant institution (referred to as ``elevated risk CSFTs''). After carefully reviewing the comments on the Revised Proposed Statement, the Agencies have adopted the Final Statement with minor modifications designed to clarify, but not alter, the principles set forth in the Revised Proposed Statement. The Final Statement describes some of the internal controls and risk management procedures that may help financial institutions identify, manage, and address the heightened reputational and legal risks that may arise from elevated risk CSFTs. As discussed further below, the Final Statement will not affect or apply to the vast majority of financial institutions, including most small institutions, nor does it create any private rights of action.
In the Matter of Certain Laminated Floor Panels; Notice of Final Determination; Issuance of General Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders; Termination of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 337) based on the infringement of nine asserted claims of three asserted patents and has issued a general exclusion order and cease and desist orders in the above-captioned investigation. The investigation is terminated.
In the Matter of Certain Baseband Processor Chips and Chipsets, Transmitter and Receiver (RADIO) Chips, Power Control Chips, and Products Containing Same, Including Cellular Telephone Handsets; Notice of Commission Decision To Modify the Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding, and To Extend the Target Date for Completion of the Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to modify a schedule for filing written submissions on remedy, the public interest, and bonding, and to extend the target date for completion of the above-captioned investigation by thirteen (13) days to March 8, 2007.
Silicon Metal From Russia; Notice and Scheduling of Remand Proceeding
The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) gives notice of the court-ordered remand of its final antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-991 (Final) (Remand).
Radio Broadcasting Services; Port Chester, NY, and Stamford, CT
This document sets forth a proposal to amend the FM Table of Allotments, section 73.202(b) of the Commission's rules. The Audio Division requests comment on a petition filed by Cox Radio, Inc. pursuant to section 1.420(i) of the Commission's rules. Petitioner proposes to change the community of license for Station WKHL(FM) from Port Chester, New York, to Stamford, Connecticut, and to change the FM Table of Allotments by deleting Channel 244A at Port Chester, New York, and by adding Channel 244A at Stamford, Connecticut, as the community's first local aural broadcast service. The proposed coordinates for Channel 244A at Stamford, Connecticut, are 41-02-49 NL and 73-31-36 WL. The allotment will require a site restriction of 12.8 km (7.9 miles) northeast of Port Chester.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Johnston City and Marion, IL
In response to a request for dismissal of the Application for Review of the Report and Order, in this proceeding, the Application for Review is dismissed.