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

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Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-4793
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Model Application Concerning Technical Specification Improvement Regarding Deletion of E Bar Definition and Revision to Reactor Coolant System Specific Activity Technical Specification Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Document Number: E7-4754
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the staff of the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model license amendment request (LAR), model safety evaluation (SE), and model proposed no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination related to deletion of the E Bar definition and revision to reactor coolant system (RCS) specific activity technical specification. This request revises the RCS specific activity specification for pressurized water reactors to utilize a new indicator, Dose Equivalent Xenon-133 instead of the current indicator known as E Bar. The purpose of these models is to permit the NRC staff to efficiently process amendments to incorporate these changes into plant- specific technical specifications (TS) for Babcock and Wilcox, Westinghouse, and Combustion Engineering pressurized water reactors (PWRs). Licensees of nuclear power reactors to which the models apply can request amendments conforming to the models. In such a request, a licensee should confirm the applicability of the model LAR, model SE and NSHC determination to its plant.
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on Model Safety Evaluation and Model License Amendment Request on Technical Specification Improvement Regarding Relocation of Departure From Nucleate Boiling Parameters to the Core Operating Limits Report for Combustion Engineering Pressurized Water Reactors Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Document Number: E7-4752
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the staff of the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model license amendment request (LAR), model safety evaluation (SE), and model proposed no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination related to changes to Standard Technical Specifications (STSs) for Combustion Engineering Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), NUREG-1432, Revision 3.1. This change would allow the numerical limits located in technical specification (TS) 3.4.1, ``RCS Pressure, Temperature, and Flow [Departure from Nucleate Boiling (DNB)] Limits'' to be replaced with references to the Core Operating Limits Report (COLR). Associated changes are also included for the TS 3.4.1 Bases, and TS 5.6.3 ``Core Operating Limits Report (COLR).'' The Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) proposed these changes to the TS in TSTF-487 Revision 0, ``Relocate DNB Parameters to the COLR.'' The purpose of the model SE, LAR, and NSHC is to permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments to incorporate these changes into plant- specific TSs for Combustion Engineering PWRs. Licensees of nuclear power reactors to which the models apply can request amendments conforming to the models. In such a request, a licensee should confirm the applicability of the model LAR, model SE and NSHC determination to its plant. The NRC staff is requesting comments on the model LAR, model SE and NSHC determination before announcing their availability for referencing in license amendment applications.
Notice of License Renewal Request of AREVA NP, Richland, WA, and Opportunity To Request a Hearing
Document Number: E7-4750
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Vanguard Bond Index Funds, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-4721
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Representative Rate; Order of Release From Competitive Level; Assignment Rights
Document Number: E7-4701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations clarifying representative rate as used in OPM's retention regulations. These regulations clarify how an agency determines employees' retention rights when the agency has positions in one or more pay bands. These regulations also clarify the order in which an agency releases employees from a competitive level. Finally, these regulations clarify how an agency determines employees' retention rights when a competitive area includes more than one local commuting area.
Veterans' Preference
Document Number: E7-4697
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting as a final rule, without changes, an interim rule that implemented amendments to veterans' preference as contained in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2006. These amendments expanded the definition of a veteran and clarified veterans' preference eligibility for individuals discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions. The intended effect of the regulatory changes was to conform OPM's regulations to the changes in the veterans' preference laws, to ensure that job-seeking veterans received the preference to which they are entitled.
Employment in the Senior Executive Service, Restoration To Duty From Uniformed Service or Compensable Injury, Pay Administration (General), and Pay Administration Under the Fair Labor Standards Act; Miscellaneous Changes to Pay and Leave Rules
Document Number: E7-4696
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to amend a number of rules on pay and leave administration, including employment in the Senior Executive Service, use of paid leave during uniformed service, time limits for using compensatory time off earned in lieu of overtime pay, and other miscellaneous changes. The final regulations are being issued to standardize pay and leave policies in support of the consolidation of agency human resources and payroll systems.
Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program: Miscellaneous Changes, Corrections, and Clarifications
Document Number: E7-4695
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to make miscellaneous changes, corrections, and clarifications to the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) regulations.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: E7-4680
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in April 2007. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E7-4679
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewals; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-4678
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comments concerning the following collections of information titled: Application For Consent to Exercise Trust Powers (3064-0025); Asset Securitization (3064-0137); and Insurance Sales Consumer Protections (3064-0140).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-4654
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; Notice
Document Number: 07-1284
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; Notice
Document Number: 07-1283
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Opportunity for Comment on Model Safety Evaluation for Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Traveler To Provide Actions for One Steam Supply to Turbine Driven AFW/EFW Pump Inoperable Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Document Number: E7-4675
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model safety evaluation (SE) relating to proposed changes to Actions in the Standard Technical Specifications (STS) relating to One Steam Supply to Turbine Driven Auxiliary Feedwater / Emergency Feedwater (AFW/EFW) Pump Inoperable. This change would establish a Completion Time in the Standard Technical Specifications for the Condition where one steam supply to the turbine driven AFW/EFW pump is inoperable concurrent with an inoperable motor driven AFW/EFW train. The NRC staff has also prepared a model application and model 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 can request amendments confirming the applicability of the SE and NSHC determination to their reactors. The NRC staff is requesting comments on the Model SE, Model Application and Model NSHC determination prior to announcing their availability for referencing in license amendment applications.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-4672
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collection 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 titles of the information collection: (1) NRC Form 212, ``Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions'' (other than clerical positions); (2) NRC Form 212A, ``Qualifications Investigation, Secretarial/Clerical''. 2. Current OMB approval numbers: (1) 3150-0033; (2) 3150-0034. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Current/former supervisors, co-workers of applicants for employment. 5. The estimated number of annual respondents: (1) NRC Form 212: 1200; (2) NRC Form 212A: 400. 6. The estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: (1) NRC Form 212: 300 hours (15 minutes per response); (2) NRC Form 212A: 100 hours (15 minutes per response). 7. Abstract: Information requested on NRC Form 212, ``Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions (other than clerical positions)'' and NRC Form 212A, ``Qualifications Investigation, Secretarial/Clerical'' is used to determine the qualifications and suitability of external applicants for employment with NRC. The completed forms may be used to examine, rate and/or assess the prospective employee's qualifications. The information regarding the qualifications of applicants for employment is reviewed by professional personnel of the Office of Human Resources, in conjunction with other information in the NRC files, to determine the qualifications of the applicant for appointment to the position under consideration. Submit, by May 14, 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, Mail Stop: T-5F52, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by Internet electronic mail to InfoCollects@nrc.gov.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-4666
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-4664
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Bassinet Products; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-4656
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 9, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Arm's Reach Concepts, Inc. of Malibu, California. The complaint 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 bassinet products by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,931,677 and Re. 39,136. 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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-4652
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
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.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-4651
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Placement of Commercial Antennas on Federal Property
Document Number: E7-4644
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The attached bulletin cancels and replaces FPMR Bulletin D- 242, Placement of Commercial Antennas on Federal Property. It provides all Federal agencies with the general guidelines and processes for implementing President Clinton's memorandum of August 10, 1995, entitled ``Facilitating Access to Federal Property for the Siting of Mobile Services,'' and section 704(c) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-104 (Feb. 8, 1996), as codified at 47 U.S.C. 332 note.
The RBB Fund, Inc. and Abundance Technologies, Inc.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-4633
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-4631
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-4630
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-4619
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request clearance of a revision to this currently approved collection. In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. While obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting OMB clearance of this collection for no longer than three years. 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 collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information of respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activites; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: E7-4607
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-4606
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-4604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission's statutory mandate from Congress, contained in Pub. L. 109-108, directs it to assess, among other key dynamics of the U.S.- China relationship, ``the state of the security challenges presented by the People's Republic of China to the United States and whether the security challenges are increasing or decreasing from previous years.'' This hearing is part of the Commission's efforts to obtain the information it needs to fulfill this portion of its congressional mandate. Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on March 29-30, 2007 to address ``China's Military Modernization and its Impact on the United States and the Asia- Pacific.''
Petition of Core Communications, Inc. for Forbearance Under 47 U.S.C. Section 160(c) From Application of the ISP Remand Order
Document Number: E7-4558
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document provides notice of the termination of the reconsideration of the Commission's Order denying in part and granting in part Core Communications, Inc.'s petition for forbearance from application of the ISP Remand Order. All petitions for reconsideration have been withdrawn.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Madisonville and Rosebud, TX
Document Number: E7-4548
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document denies a petition for reconsideration filed by Gerald Proctor (``Proctor'') directed to the Report and Order in this proceeding. In denying the petition for reconsideration, the Media Bureau affirms the dismissal of Proctor's untimely expression of interest because it would prejudice a conflicting application.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Junction, Melvin, and Menard, TX
Document Number: E7-4544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The staff approves the withdrawal of a petition for rulemaking in this FM allotment rulemaking proceeding See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Milano, TX
Document Number: E7-4543
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Audio Division granted a Petition for Rule Making filed by Charles Crawford, requesting the allotment of Channel 274A at Milano, Texas, as its first local service. The reference coordinates for Channel 274A at Milano, Texas are 30-38-30 NL and 96-55-00 WL. This allotment requires a site restriction of 9.2 kilometers (5.7 miles) southwest of Milano to avoid a short-spacing to the license site of FM Station KBRQ, Channel 273C1, Hillsboro, Texas. A counterproposal filed by Starboard Media Foundation, Inc., proposing the reservation of Channel 274A at Milano, Texas for noncommercial educational use was dismissed pursuant to Section 73.525(c) of the Commission's Rules.
LPTV and TV Translator Applications Mutually Exclusive Proposals
Document Number: E7-4539
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Video Division of the Media Bureau announces a 60-day period beginning February 22, 2007 and ending April 23, 2007, for parties with proposals in the mutually exclusive (MX) groups listed in the Public Notice from the July-August 2000 filing window to enter into settlement agreements or otherwise resolve their mutual exclusivities by means of engineering solutions.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-4439
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: E7-4249
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
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.
Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals With Hearing and Speech Disabilities
Document Number: E7-4248
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission extends for an additional year the waiver of the emergency call handling requirement for providers of Video Relay Service (VRS). The Commission extends the waiver for one year in view of continued technological challenges to determining the geographic location of telecommunications relay service (TRS) calls that originate via the Internet.