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

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Political Committee Status
Document Number: E7-1936
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In November 2004, the Federal Election Commission (``FEC'') adopted new regulations codifying when an organization's solicitations generate ``contributions'' under the Federal Election Campaign Act (``FECA'' or ``the Act''), and consequently, require that organization, regardless of tax status, to register as a political committee with the FEC. Additionally, the Commission substantially revised its allocation regulations to require the costs of voter drives, certain campaign advertisements, and a political committee's general administrative costs be paid for in whole or in substantial part with funds subject to FECA's limits, prohibitions, and reporting requirements. Pursuant to Shays v. FEC, 424 F. Supp. 2d 100 (D.D.C. 2006) (``Shays II''), the Commission is publishing a supplemental Explanation and Justification to provide a more detailed explanation of (a) The basis for the measures it adopted and (b) the reasons it declined to revise the regulatory definition of ``political committee'' to single out organizations exempt from Federal taxation under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code (``527 organizations'') for increased regulation. This document also discusses several recently resolved administrative matters that provide considerable guidance to all organizations regarding the receipt of contributions, making of expenditures, and political committee status.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-1935
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Updating Addresses of Commission's Offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Mobile, AL
Document Number: E7-1933
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule revises existing EEOC regulations to update two office addresses.
Procedures for Previously Exempt State and Local Government Employee Complaints of Employment Discrimination Under Section 304 of the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991; Revision
Document Number: E7-1932
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains revisions to the final regulations which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, April 10, 1997 (62 FR 17543). The regulations pertain to the procedures by which state and local government employees previously exempt from maintaining claims of employment discrimination can pursue such claims.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1925
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the FDIC hereby gives notice that it plans to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for OMB review and approval of the information collection system described below. The collection would provide information on the features and effects of overdraft protection programs in State nonmember financial institutions.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Amendment of System of Records
Document Number: E7-1902
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is publishing notice of the amendment of one system of records entitled Office of Inspector General (OIG) Investigative Records (BGFRS/OIG-1). A new routine use is being added in order for the OIG to be able to participate in qualitative assessment reviews (also known as peer reviews) of investigative operations. We invite public comment on this amended system of records.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: E7-1800
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
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 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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: E7-1799
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
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 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 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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-1798
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
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 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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-1796
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
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 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.
Sunshine Act Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 07-551
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-539
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank, as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 07-534
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Federal Communication Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission is modifying a section of the Commission's rules that implement the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Fee Schedule. This modification pertains to the charge for recovery of the full, allowable direct costs of searching for and reviewing records requested under the FOIA and the Commission's rules, unless such fees are restricted or waived. The fees are being revised to correspond to modifications in the rate of pay approved by Congress.
Information Collection Activity; Study of Voter Hotlines Operated by Election Offices
Document Number: 07-533
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
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.
Notice of the Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 07-532
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) gives notice of the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed activities in the Indian Ocean. The Division of Ocean Sciences in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO/OCE) has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment for a low- energy marine seismic survey by the Research Vessel Roger Revelle in the northeastern Indian Ocean, in international waters (1600-5100 meters depth) roughly between 5[deg] N and 25[deg] S, along ~90[deg] E during May-August 2007. The draft Environmental Assessment is available for public review for a 30-day period.
PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust, et al.; Notice of Application January 31, 2007.
Document Number: 07-529
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Public Federal Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Hearing; Region VI Regulatory Fairness Board
Document Number: E7-1897
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-1887
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1868
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
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). Information Pertaining to the Requirement To Be Submitted
Regulatory Improvements to the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System
Document Number: E7-1867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations related to licensee reporting requirements for source material and special nuclear material (SNM) to the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS). The proposed amendments would lower the threshold of the quantities of SNM and certain source materials that require the submission of material status reports to the NMMSS. Also, the proposed amendments would make some modifications to the types of and timing of submittals of transaction reports to the NMMSS. The amendments would also require licensees to reconcile any material inventory discrepancies that NRC identifies in the NMMSS database. The proposed amendments would reduce some regulatory burden by reducing the current reporting requirements related to the export of certain source material and SNM. However, the annual reporting requirements would be new requirements for licensees who possess 350 grams or less, of SNM. These amendments are needed to improve the accuracy of the material inventory information maintained in the NMMSS.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated System of Records
Document Number: E7-1866
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of an update to the record system Personnel Security Files (GSA/HRO- 37). The system provides control over personnel security. The update ensures that the system of records meets the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and that individuals be fully informed about collection of their personal information.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Reinstatement of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1837
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') intends to conduct a pilot study in connection with Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003. This study is a follow-up to the Commission's previous pilot study conducted from October 2005 through June 2006. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comment on its proposed consumer pilot study. 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.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-547
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-541
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-540
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States, Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
Farm Credit Administration Board; Regular Meeting
Document Number: 07-528
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b(e)(3)), of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board).
National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Advisory Panel
Document Number: E7-1885
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Industrial Bank Subsidiaries of Financial Companies
Document Number: E7-1854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC is publishing for comment proposed rules that would impose certain conditions and requirements on each deposit insurance application approval and non-objection to a change in control notice that would result in an insured industrial loan company or industrial bank (collectively ``industrial bank'' or ``ILC'') \1\ becoming, after the effective date of any final rules, a subsidiary \2\ of a company that is engaged solely in financial activities and that is not subject to consolidated bank supervision by the Federal Reserve Board or the Office of Thrift Supervision (``Federal Consolidated Bank Supervision''). The proposed rules would also require that before any industrial bank may become a subsidiary of a company that is engaged solely in financial activities and that is not subject to Federal Consolidated Bank Supervision (a ``Non-FCBS Financial Company''), such company and the industrial bank must enter into one or more written agreements with the FDIC. Simultaneously with the proposed rules, the FDIC is publishing a Notice to extend for one year its moratorium for applications for deposit insurance and change in control notices for industrial banks that will become subsidiaries of companies engaged in non-financial activities (``commercial companies'').\3\ By this action, however, the FDIC is not expressing any conclusion about the propriety of ownership or control of industrial banks by commercial companies. The FDIC has determined that it is appropriate to provide additional time for review of such ownership and the related issues by the FDIC and by Congress.
Moratorium on Certain Industrial Bank Applications and Notices
Document Number: E7-1853
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces a one-year extension of the termination date of the FDIC's existing moratorium on industrial loan companies and industrial banks \1\ (collectively, ``industrial banks'') for deposit insurance applications and change in control notices with respect to certain industrial banks. The extended moratorium only applies to applications for deposit insurance and change in control notices with respect to industrial banks that will become subsidiaries of companies engaged in non-financial activities \2\ (``commercial activities'').
In the Matter of Certain Wireless Conference Calling Devices, Components Thereof, and Devices Containing Same; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-1801
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 29, 2006, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Callpod, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. A supplement to the complaint was filed on January 17, 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 wireless conference calling devices, components thereof, and devices containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,801,611. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or is in the process of being established 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 exclusion order and permanent cease and desist orders.
Notice of Debarment
Document Number: E7-1795
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) debars Premio, Inc. (Premio) from all activities associated with the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism, also known as the E-Rate program. Premio pled guilty to and was convicted of serious fraud-related felonies against the E-Rate program. We find Premio's conduct merits a debarment of at least three years, as contemplated by our debarment rule, but in light of several important factors, we will impose a debarment period of one year.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E7-1787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Recent legislation alters the postal ratemaking process, and tasks the Postal Regulatory Commission to develop regulations to implement this process. This notice invites public comment, in advance of formulating substantive rule proposals, to guide this process.
Change in Bank Control Notices, Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E7-1780
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-1779
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Library Agencies Survey, 2008-2010
Document Number: E7-1766
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: The National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
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 State Library Agencies Survey from FY 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.