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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission invites comments on the continuing information collection (extension with no changes) listed below in this notice.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Maximum Per Diem Rates for the States of California, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming
The General Services Administration (GSA) has reviewed the lodging rates for certain locations in the States of California, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming, using more current lodging industry data, as well as data on where Federal travelers actually stay when visiting these locations. Also, GSA has reviewed the meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) rate for certain locations in the States of Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Utah and Wyoming. The per diem rates prescribed in Bulletin 07-03 may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiem.
Conflicts of Interest in Self-Regulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations
The Commission hereby proposes amendments to the Acceptable Practices \1\ for section 5(d)(15) (``Core Principle 15'') of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'' or ``Act'').\2\ The amendments clarify the definition of ``public director'' contained in the Acceptable Practices.\3\ The Commission believes that the proposed amendments will remove potential ambiguities and correct a technical drafting error. The amendments are consistent with the Acceptable Practices' intent to ensure the inclusion of truly public directors on designated contract market (``DCM'') boards of directors and Regulatory Oversight Committees (``ROCs''), as well as truly public persons on their disciplinary panels. The Commission welcomes comment on the proposed amendments.
In the Matter of Certain Automotive Parts; Notice of Commission Determination Not To Review a Final Determination of Violation pf Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on Remedy, Public Interest, and Bonding
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the final initial determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on December 4, 2006, regarding whether there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the above-captioned investigation.
Missoula Intercarrier Compensation Reform Plan Federal Benchmark Mechanism Proposal
This document seeks comment on a proposed federal benchmark mechanism addressing issues faced by ``early adopter'' states, i.e. states that have already taken steps to substantially reduce intrastate access rates. This proposal is intended to be incorporated as an amendment to the Missoula Plan, an intercarrier compensation reform plan filed July 24, 2006 by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Task Force on Intercarrier Compensation (the NARUC Task Force).
Notice of Availability Concerning Technical Specification Improvement To Add an Action Statement for Two Inoperable Control Room Air Conditioning Subsystems to the Technical Specifications Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Notice is hereby given that the staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model Application related to changes to the Standard Technical Specifications (STS), Section 3.7.5 (STS 3.7.4 for BWR/6), ``Control Room Air Conditioning (AC) System'' for NUREG-1433 (BWR/4) and NUREG-1434 (BWR/6), Rev. 3.0. The changes add an Action Statement to Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) (LCO 3.7.5 for BWR/4 and LCO 3.7.4 for BWR/6). The new Action Statement allows a finite time to restore one control room AC subsystem to operable status and requires verification that control room temperature remains < 90[deg]F every 4 hours. The proposed changes would also revise the Bases for STS 3.7.5 (STS 3.7.4 for BWR/6). The NRC staff has also prepared a model safety evaluation (SE) and no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination relating to this matter. The purpose of these models is to permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments that propose to adopt the associated changes into plant-specific technical specifications (TS). Licensees of nuclear power reactors to which the models apply may request amendments confirming the applicability of the SE and NSHC determination to their reactors.
Iowa Disaster #IA-00006
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Iowa ( FEMA 1688DR), dated 03/14/2007. Incident: Severe Winter Storms. Incident Period: 02/23/2007 through 03/02/2007. Effective Date: 03/14/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/14/2007.
Oregon Disaster Number OR-00017
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oregon (FEMA-1683-DR), dated 02/22/2007. Incident: Severe Winter Storm and Flooding. Incident Period: 12/14/2006 through 12/15/2006. Effective Date: 03/16/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/23/2007.
In the Matter of Certain Hydraulic Excavators and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review Initial Determinations Granting Joint Motions To Terminate Investigation as to Certain Respondents
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determinations (``IDs'') (Orders No. 18 and 19) granting joint motions to terminate the above-captioned investigation as to certain respondents.
In the Matter of Certain Unified Communications Systems, Products Used With Such Systems, and Components Thereof; Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 16, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington. A supplemental letter was filed on March 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 unified communications systems, products used with such systems, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,421,439, 6,430,289, 6,263,064, and 6,728,357. The complaint, as supplemented, 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.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council. The agenda for the meeting includes updates from each of the Council committees, including discussion and deliberation of potential recommendations. The Council Committees address NASA interests in the following areas: Aeronautics, Audit and Finance, Space Exploration, Human Capital, Science, and Space Operations.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in NASA Case Number LAR-16324-1 entitled ``Self-Activating System and Method for Alerting When an Object or a Person is Left Unattended,'' U.S. Patent Number 6,714,132; LAR-16324-2 entitled ``Self-Activating System and Method for Alerting When an Object or a Person is Left Unattended,'' U.S. Patent Number 7,106,203 to MaxTec, Inc. having its principal place of business in Wellington, Florida. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 6,314,362, NASA Case No. ARC- 14359-1, entitled Method and System For An Automated Tool For En Route Traffic Controllers to The Boeing Company, having its principal place of business at 100 N. Riverside, Chicago, IL 60606. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Technical Updates to Applicability of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Reduced Benefit Rate for Individuals Residing in Medical Treatment Facilities
We propose to revise our regulations to codify two provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 that affect the payment of benefits under title XVI of the Social Security Act (the Act). One of the provisions extended temporary institutionalization benefits to children receiving SSI benefits who enter private medical treatment facilities and who otherwise would be ineligible for temporary institutionalization benefits because of private insurance coverage. The other provision replaced obsolete terminology in the Act that referred to particular kinds of medical facilities and substituted a broader, more descriptive term.
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 Addition
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: April 22, 2007.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Request for Internet Services, OMB 3220-0198. The RRB uses a Personal Identification Number (PIN)/Password system that allows RRB customers to conduct business with the agency electronically. As part of the system, the RRB collects information needed to establish a unique PIN/Password that allows customer access to RRB Internet-based services. The information collected is matched against records of the railroad employee that are maintained by the RRB. If the information is verified, the request is approved and the RRB mails a Password Request Code (PRC) to the requestor. If the information provided cannot be verified, the requestor is advised to contact the nearest field office of the RRB to resolve the discrepancy. Once a PRC is obtained from the RRB, the requestor can apply for a PIN/ Password online. Once the PIN/Password has been established, the requestor has access to RRB Internet-based services. The RRB estimates that approximately 14,040 requests for PRCs and PIN/Passwords are received annually and that it takes 5 minutes per response to secure a PRC and 1.5 minutes to establish a PIN/Password. Completion is voluntary, however, the RRB will be unable to provide a PRC or allow a requestor to establish a PIN/Password (thereby denying system access), if the requests are not completed. The RRB proposes non-burden impacting, editorial changes to the PRC and PIN/Password screens. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751-3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.gov. Comments regarding the information collection should be sent to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 N. Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.
John Hancock Life Insurance Company, et al.
Applicants seek an order approving the substitution of shares of certain series of John Hancock Trust (``JHT'') for shares of certain series of other, unaffiliated, registered investment companies as described herein. Filing Date: The application was filed on July 31, 2006, and an amended and restated application was filed on March 8, 2007. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Secretary of the Commission and serving Applicants with a copy of the request personally or by mail. Hearing requests must be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on April 13, 2007, and should be accompanied by proof of service on Applicants in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the requester's interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6X; Correction
The Commission is amending the standard for the flammability of children's sleepwear sizes 0 through 6X to correct a measurement in a table in final regulations which were published in the Federal Register on January 19, 1999 (64 FR 2833), and to correct several typographical errors in the standard.
Adjudication and Enforcement
The U.S. International Trade Commission is adopting as a final rule the proposed rulemaking that revised certain provisions of the agency's rules for investigations and related proceedings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) to provide for services of certain Commission documents by overnight delivery and provide one additional day to respond to Commission documents served by overnight delivery. These rules will ensure effective service of Commission documents on private parties in section 337 investigations and related proceedings.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines; Supplementary Material
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) revised its accessibility guidelines for the construction and alteration of buildings and facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act in 2004. The Department of Transportation, General Services Administration, and United States Postal Service have adopted by reference the revised guidelines as regulatory standards. The Department of Transportation has modified four sections of the revised guidelines that affect entities required to comply with the Department of Transportation's regulatory standards. This document adds notes to provide supplementary material on the agencies that have adopted the revised guidelines as regulatory standards. This document also adds a new appendix that reprints the modified sections of the revised guidelines adopted by the Department of Transportation for entities required to comply with the Department of Transportation's regulatory standards.
Florida Power Corporation; Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for a Hearing; Correction
This document corrects a notice published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2007 (72 FR 11381), which informs the public that the NRC is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-72. This action is necessary to correct the name of the licensee.