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

Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-3506
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Power Reactor Security Requirements; Reopening of Public Comment Period
Document Number: E7-3473
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 26, 2006 (71 FR 62664), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a proposed rule that would amend its current security regulations and would add new security requirements pertaining to nuclear power reactors. Additionally, this rulemaking includes new proposed security requirements for Category I strategic special nuclear material (SSNM) facilities for access to enhanced weapons and firearms background checks. A 75-day comment period was provided for the proposed rule that expired on January 9, 2007. The comment period for the information collection aspects of the proposed rule expired on November 27, 2006. The comment period for this rulemaking was extended on January 5, 2007 (72 FR 480) to close on February 23, 2007. In the same notice, the comment period for the information collection aspects of the rulemaking was extended to January 11, 2007. The comment period for the proposed rule has been reopened and now expires on March 26, 2007. This includes an extension to the comment period on the information collection aspects of the rulemaking to have both comment periods close on the same day.
Proposed Demonstration Project; Pay Banding and Performance-Based Pay Adjustments in the National Nuclear Security Administration
Document Number: E7-3454
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
Chapter 47 of title 5, United States Code, authorizes the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), directly or in agreement with one or more agencies, to conduct demonstration projects that experiment with new and different human resources management concepts to determine whether changes in human resources policy or procedures would result in improved Federal human resources management. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and OPM propose to test a pay banding system in which within-band pay progression is based on performance. Section 4703 of title 5 requires OPM to publish the proposed project plan in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. The proposed project plan has been approved by NNSA, the Department of Energy, and OPM.
National Endowment for the Arts; National Council on the Arts 160th Meeting
Document Number: E7-3413
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Department of Transportation, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
National Endowment for the Arts; Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions
Document Number: E7-3410
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-3397
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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''). The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through July 31, 2010 the current OMB clearance for information collection requirements contained in its proposed Affiliate Marketing Rule (or ``proposed Rule''). That clearance expires on July 31, 2007.
Notice; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: United States Institute of Peace, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 07-918
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Technical guidelines Development Committee (the ``Development Committee'') has scheduled a plenary meeting for March 22nd and 23rd, 2007. The Committee was established in 2004 to act in the public interest to assist the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in the development of voluntary voting system guidelines. The Development Committee has held seven previous meetings. The proceedings of these plenary sessions are available at http://vote.nist.gov. The purpose of the eighth meeting of the Development Committee will be to review and approve a draft of recommendations for future voluntary voting system guidelines to the EAC. The draft recommendations respond to tasks defined in resolutions passed at the previous Technical Guideline Development Committee meetings.
Notice of Membership of SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 07-901
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Title 5 United States Code, Section 4314, requires that notice of the appointment of an individual to serve as a member of a performance review board shall be published in the Federal Register. The following individuals have been appointed to serve as PRB members for BBG; Laura Marin; Anne Purcell; and Gary Shinners.
Implementation of Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: 07-886
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Agencies and Commissions
This document institutes the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board's (Board) final rule implementing a set of procedural regulations under the Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a. These regulations have been written to conform to the statutory provisions of the Act. They are intended to expedite the processing of Privacy Act requests received by the Board and to ensure the proper dissemination of information to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 07-885
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Agencies and Commissions
5 U.S.C. 552a requires that each federal agency review its systems of records containing personal information covered by the Privacy Act of 1974. As a result of its latest review, the Board is amending both of the systems of records that it maintains. A description of these systems was published in November 22, 2006 (71 FR 67654-67655). The Board proposed amending NWTRB-1 and expanding NWTRB-2 to include other information useful to the Board. In the first system, Administrative Files, some categories were overlooked in the previous notice. The Board further proposed expanding the second system, Mailing List, to become the Contact List. The Board determined that the changes to NWTRB-1 were important enough to republish the notice with the changes and that the changes to NWTRB-2 were substantial enough to accept comments on the proposed expansion until January 15, 2007. The Board received no comments on the proposed expansion.
Proposed Supervisory Guidance for Internal Ratings-Based Systems for Credit Risk, Advanced Measurement Approaches for Operational Risk, and the Supervisory Review Process (Pillar 2) Related to Basel II Implementation
Document Number: 07-811
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The Agencies are publishing for comment three documents that set forth proposed supervisory guidance for implementing proposed revisions to the risk-based capital standards in the United States (New Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework or proposed framework). These proposed revisions, which would implement the ``International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards: A Revised Framework,'' published in June 2004 by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel II), in the United States, were published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2006 as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR or proposed rule). The proposed framework outlined in the NPR would require some and permit other qualifying banks to calculate their regulatory risk-based capital requirements using an internal ratings-based (IRB) approach for credit risk and the advanced measurement approaches (AMA) for operational risk (together, the advanced approaches); it also provides guidelines for the supervisory review process (Pillar 2). The proposed supervisory guidance documents provide additional detail for the advanced approaches and the supervisory review process that should help banks satisfy the qualification requirements in the NPR.
Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-3403
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Antitrust Modernization Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Antitrust Modernization Commission will hold a public meeting on March 14, 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.
In the Matter of Certain Insulin Delivery Devices Including Cartridges Having Adaptor Tops and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation in Its Entirety Based Upon Withdrawal of the Complaint
Document Number: E7-3393
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') in the above-captioned investigation terminating the above-captioned investigation as to all respondents based on withdrawal of the complaint.
In the Matter of Certain Modified Vaccinia Ankara (“MVA”) Viruses and Vaccines and Pharmaceutical Compositions Based Thereon; Notice of Commission Decision to Remand the Final Initial Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337 and To Extend the Target Date for Completion of the Investigation
Document Number: E7-3390
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to remand the final initial determination (``final ID'') of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') finding no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``section 337''), in the above-captioned investigation and to extend the target date for completion of the investigation to October 19, 2007.
Investigations Relating to Commercial Availability Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: E7-3387
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is amending its rules of practice and procedure to add a new part 208 in order to implement section 112(c) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), as amended (19 U.S.C. 3721(c)). The provisions addressing the Commission's role are contained in amendments to AGOA which the President signed into law on December 20, 2006. The interim rules provide for Commission investigations, determinations, and reports under section 112(c) of AGOA, and also specify the information that must be included in a properly filed petition. Interim rules are necessary because the new provisions became effective on the day of enactment; in the absence of interim rules, the Commission will have no procedures in place with respect to these proceedings.
In the Matter of Certain Digital Processors and Digital Processing Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainant's Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-3386
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 19) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting complainant's motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Final Comment Request
Document Number: E7-3381
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Commission or EEOC) gives notice that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension without change of the existing collection requirements under 29 CFR 1625.22, Waivers of rights and claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). No public comments were received in response to the EEOC's November 20, 2006 60- Day notice soliciting comments on the proposed extension of this collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Reinstatement; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-3379
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-3375
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E7-3370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing to consider approval of certain water resources projects identified in the Supplementary Information section as part of its regular business meeting to be held at 1 p.m. on March 14, 2007 in Altoona, Pa. At the public hearing, the Commission will also consider the rescission of three docket approvals and an enforcement action involving one project, all of which are identified in the Supplementary Information section.
In the Matter of Certain Lighting Products, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-3364
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on January 23, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Cooper Lighting, Inc. of Peachtree City, GA. A supplement to the complaint was filed on February 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 lighting products, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,082,878 and 5,662,413. 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 exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-3312
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Rydex ETF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-3284
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Request for Additional Information
Document Number: E7-3270
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
National Advisory Council Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-3268
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-3245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-906
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions