Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Libraries Survey, 2008-2010
The Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) 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. 3508(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 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Institute of Museum and Library Services is soliciting comments concerning the continuance of the Public Libraries Survey for Fiscal Years 2008-2010. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Price Index Increases for Expenditure and Contribution Limitations
As mandated by provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (``BCRA''), the Federal Election Commission (``FEC'' or ``the Commission'') is adjusting certain expenditure and contribution limitations set forth in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (``FECA'' or ``the Act''), to account for increases in the consumer price index. Additional details appear in the supplemental information that follows.
Federal Employees Health Benefits: Payment of Premiums for Periods of Leave Without Pay or Insufficient Pay
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to rewrite certain sections of the Federal regulations in plain language. These final regulations require Federal agencies to provide employees entering leave without pay (LWOP) status, or whose pay is insufficient to cover their Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) premium payments, written notice of their opportunity to continue their FEHB coverage. Employees who want to continue their enrollment must sign a form agreeing to pay their premiums directly to their agency on a current basis, or to incur a debt to be withheld from their future salary. The purpose of this final regulation is to rewrite the existing regulations to ensure that employees who are entering LWOP status, or whose pay is insufficient to pay their FEHB premiums, are fully informed when they decide whether or not to continue their FEHB coverage.
Relief From Fingerprinting and Criminal History Records Checks
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is issuing new regulations to relieve certain categories of individuals from the requirement to undergo fingerprinting, identification, and criminal history records checks under section 149 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, (AEA) before being permitted unescorted access to radioactive materials or other property subject to regulation by the Commission that the Commission determines to be of such significance to the public health and safety or the common defense and security as to warrant such checks.
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On June 18, 2005, applicant made a liquidating distribution to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Expenses of $32,088 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by applicant. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 11, 2007. Applicant's Address: One Federal St., Boston, MA 02110.
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 Additions
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must be Received on or Before: March 4, 2007.
The Antitrust Modernization Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2007. The purpose of the meeting is for the Antitrust Modernization Commission to deliberate on possible recommendations regarding the antitrust laws to Congress and the President.
Pennsylvania Disaster #PA-00008
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dated 01/25/2007. Incident: Fire. Incident Period: 01/11/2007. Effective Date: 01/25/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/26/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/25/2007.
Change in Fee Structure for FIPS 201 Product/Service Evaluations
Under the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 201 Evaluation Program, the General Services Administration (GSA) publishes this notice of intent that it will no longer fund product/service evaluations as of April 3, 2007. Overall impact on the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program is minimal with respect to operations. Product/ service evaluations will continue to be performed and approved through the current fully operational laboratory and future qualified laboratories; however, fees for evaluations will be borne on a cost- reimbursable basis by the Supplier. Instruction on how to obtain product/service evaluations and an estimated fee structure will be posted at: (http://fips201ep.cio.gov/index.php).
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2007
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The proposed amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as amended, which requires that the NRC recover approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in fiscal year (FY) 2007, less the amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF), and for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) and generic homeland security activities. Based on the FY 2007 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5427), passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the NRC's required fee recovery amount for the FY 2007 budget is approximately $663.7 million. After accounting for carryover and billing adjustments, the total amount to be recovered through fees is approximately $664.9 million. A final appropriation has not been enacted. Thus, the total amount that must be recovered through fees may be different once a final appropriation is enacted.
National Science Foundation Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is issuing a new part 2520 on nonprocurement debarment and suspension in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This new part is NSF's implementation of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) guidance provided at 2 CFR part 180. In light of the new part 2520, NSF removes 45 CFR part 620, the part containing its implementation of the government-wide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. The new part in 2 CFR serves the same purpose as the common rule, but in a simpler way. NSF also is amending a provision in its research misconduct rule (45 CFR part 689) to update the reference to NSF's nonprocurement debarment and suspension regulations. This final rule is part of OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate all federal regulations on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. It is an administrative simplification that makes no substantive change in NSF policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
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.
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.
NASA Advisory Council Workshop on Science Associated With the Lunar Exploration Architecture
The Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (the Council) announces a workshop of its Science Subcommittees. The Workshop on Science Associated with the Lunar Exploration Architecture will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community scientific and technical information relevant to planning the science objectives and activities associated with lunar exploration within the framework of the Vision for Space Exploration.
Notice of Information Collection
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Standardized NUHOMS®
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations revising the Transnuclear, Inc., Standardized NUHOMS[reg] System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 9 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1004. Amendment No. 9 will modify the CoC by revising Technical Specifications 1.2.1 and 1.2.14 to add the Framatome-ANP, Version 9x9-2 fuel assemblies as approved contents for storage in the NUHOMS[reg]-61BT dry shielded canister, under the general license provisions of 10 CFR part 72.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Standardized NUHOMS®
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations revising the Transnuclear, Inc., Standardized NUHOMS[reg] System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 9 to the Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1004. Amendment No. 9 would modify the CoC by revising Technical Specifications 1.2.1 and 1.2.14 to add the Framatome-ANP, Version 9x9-2 fuel assemblies (FANP9x9-2) as approved contents for storage in the NUHOMS[reg]-61BT dry shielded canister, under the general provisions of 10 CFR part 72.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Science Subcommittees; Meeting
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Subcommittees of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). These Subcommittees report to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; Federal Supply Schedule Contracts-Recovery Purchasing by State and Local Governments Through Federal Supply Schedules
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement Section 833 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Pub. L. 109-364). Section 833 amends 40 U.S.C. 502 to authorize the Administrator of General Services to provide to State and local governments the use of Federal Supply Schedules of the GSA for purchase of products and services to be used to facilitate recovery from a major disaster, terrorism or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).