National Endowment for the Arts Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) implements Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on nonprocurement suspension and debarment, issued on August 31, 2005 [70 FR 51863], by adopting the guidelines in a new part in title 2 of the CFR, the Government-wide title recently established for OMB guidance on grants and agreements, and removing 45 CFR part 1154, the part containing the NEA implementation of the government-wide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. This regulatory action would make no substantive change in NEA policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
Oversight of Credit Rating Agencies Registered as Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations
The Commission is proposing for comment rules to implement provisions of the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006 (the ``Act''), enacted on September 29, 2006. The Act defines the term ``nationally recognized statistical rating organization,'' provides authority for the Commission to implement registration, recordkeeping, financial reporting, and oversight rules with respect to registered credit rating agencies, and directs the Commission to issue final implementing rules no later than 270 days after its enactment (or by June 26, 2007).
The Copyright Office is making a technical amendment in the regulations regarding fees for recordation of an interim or amended designation of agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the Copyright Act.
Cable Compulsory License: Specialty Station List
The Copyright Office is compiling a new specialty station list to identify commercial television broadcast stations which, according to their owners, qualify as specialty stations for purposes of the former distant signal carriage rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The list has been periodically updated to reflect an accurate listing of specialty stations. To that end, the Copyright Office is again requesting all interested owners of television broadcast stations that qualify as specialty stations, including those that previously filed affidavits, to submit sworn affidavits to the Copyright Office stating that the programming of their stations meets the requirements specified under the FCC regulations in effect on June 24, 1981.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request
The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public.
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Premium Payment Years Beginning in January 2007
This notice informs the public of the interest rate assumption to be used for determining the variable-rate premium under the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on premium rates, for premium payment years beginning in January 2007. This notice revises a previously-published notice to reflect the recent publication by the Internal Revenue Service of updated mortality tables. This interest rate assumption can be derived from rates published elsewhere, but is published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Certain Pasta From Italy and Turkey
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 antidumping and countervailing 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. 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 Management Regulation; Real Property Policies Update; Technical Amendment
This document amends the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to correct an omission from the amended final rule that was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 52498, September 6, 2006. The original final rule, which was published initially in the Federal Register at 70 FR 67786, November 8, 2005, broadly applied GSA's accessibility standards to the design, construction and alteration of buildings subject to the Architectural Barriers Act (other than residential structures subject to the Architectural Barriers Act and facilities of the Department of Defense and the Postal Service), as provided by statute. When the implementation dates for the accessibility standards were amended on September 6, 2006, the amendment inadvertently deleted reference to facilities other than those that were Federally-owned or leased. Accordingly, this final rule corrects this oversight. Except as expressly modified by this final rule, all other terms and conditions of the Architectural Barriers Act standards remain in full force and effect.
Country Investors Life Assurance Company, et al.
Applicants seek an order pursuant to Section 26(c) of the 1940 Act approving the substitution of: (1) Shares of the EquiTrust High Grade Bond Portfolio (``Replacement Portfolio A'') of the EquiTrust Variable Insurance Series Fund (the ``EquiTrust Fund'') for shares of the COUNTRY VP Short-Term Bond Fund (``Replaced Portfolio A'') of the COUNTRY Mutual Funds Trust (the ``COUNTRY Fund''); and (2) shares of the T. Rowe Price Personal Strategy Balanced Portfolio (``Replacement Portfolio B'') of the T. Rowe Price Equity Series, Inc. (the ``T. Rowe Price Fund'') for shares of the COUNTRY VP Balanced Fund (``Replaced Portfolio B'') of the COUNTRY Fund. Shares of Replacement Portfolio A, Replacement Portfolio B, Replaced Portfolio A, and Replaced Portfolio B currently are held by the Life Account and the Annuity Account (each an ``Account,'' together, the ``Accounts'') to support variable life insurance or variable annuity contracts, respectively, issued by the Company (collectively, the ``Contracts'').
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
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). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 136, ``Security Termination Statement'', NRC Form 237, ``Request for Access Authorization'', NRC Form 277, ``Request for Visit''. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0049, NRC Form 136, 3150-0050, NRC Form 237, 3150-0051, NRC Form 277. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC Form 136, any employee of 68 licensees and 7 contractors, who have been granted an NRC access authorization; NRC Form 237, any employee of approximately 68 licensees and 7 contractors who will require access authorization. NRC Form 277, any employee of 2 current NRC contractors who holds an NRC access authorization, and needs to make a visit to NRC, other contractors/ licensees or government agencies in which access to classified information will be involved or unescorted area access is desired. 5. The number of annual respondents: NRC Form 136: 75. NRC Form 237: 75. NRC Form 277: 2. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: NRC Form 136: 23. NRC Form 237: 84. NRC Form 277: 1. 7. Abstract: The NRC Form 136 affects the employees of licensees and contractors who have been granted an NRC access authorization. When access authorization is no longer needed, the completion of the form apprizes the respondents of their continuing security responsibilities. The NRC Form 237 is completed by licensees, NRC contractors or individuals who require an NRC access authorization. The NRC Form 277 affects the employees of contractors who have been granted an NRC access authorization and require verification of that access authorization and need-to-know in conjunction with a visit to NRC or another facility. Submit, by April 9, 2007, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NUHOMS HD® Addition; Correction
This document corrects a final rule appearing in the Federal Register on December 11, 2006 (71 FR 71463) to add the NUHOMS[supreg] HD cask system to the list of approved spent fuel storage casks. This action is necessary to correct an erroneous date.
Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled the Application Instructions for State Administrative Funds, Program Development Assistance and Training, and Disability Placement to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Ms. Amy Borgstrom at (202) 606-6930. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 565- 2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is denying a request for a waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Demountable Cargo Containers Manufacturing (Dry Freight Containers/Connex Boxes) based on our recent discovery of small business manufacturers for this class of products. Denying this waiver will require recipients of contracts set aside for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, or SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program to provide the products of small business manufacturers or processors on such contracts.
Missouri Disaster Number MO-00008
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Missouri (FEMA-1676-DR), dated 01/15/2007. Incident: Severe Winter Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 01/12/2007 through 01/22/2007.
Missouri Disaster # MO-00009 Declaration of Economic Injury
This is a notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Missouri, dated 02/01/2007. Incident: Severe Winter Storms. Incident Period: 11/30/2006 through 12/02/2006.
Unlicensed Devices and Equipment Approval
On September 7, 2004, the Commission released a Report and Order in the matter of ``Unlicensed Devices and Equipment Approval.'' This document contains corrections to the final regulations that appeared in the Federal Register of September 7, 2004 (69 FR 54027).
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
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 the 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.
Disaster Relief to Small Business Concerns Damaged by Drought
On December 15, 2006 SBA published in the Federal Register an interim final rule on disaster relief to small business concerns damaged by drought (71 FR 75407). This interim final rule made revisions to the SBA economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses that have been adversely affected by drought, or by below average water levels in any body of water that supports commerce by small business concerns. The original comment period was from December 15, 2006 through January 16, 2007. SBA is reopening the comment period until March 9, 2007 because SBA believes that affected parties need more time to adequately respond.
Organization; Standards of Conduct and Referral of Known or Suspected Criminal Violations; Eligibility and Scope of Financing; Loan Policies and Operations; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Regulatory Burden; Effective Date
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) published a final rule under parts 611, 612, 613, 614, and 615 on November 8, 2006 (71 FR 65383). This final rule reduces regulatory burden on the Farm Credit System by repealing or revising regulations and correcting outdated and erroneous regulations. 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 February 1, 2007.