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

Determining Disability
Document Number: E7-8155
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Board amends its regulations to index the amount of earnings used to determine if an individual is engaged in substantial gainful activity (SGA) to any increase in the Social Security national average wage index, to increase from $200 to $530 the minimum amount of monthly earnings to count during a trial work period and then index that amount to the Social Security national average wage index.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-8150
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
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).
Truth in Lending
Document Number: E7-7878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is proposing to amend Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules address the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Compliance with the 2001 interim final rules is not mandatory. Thus, removing the interim rules from the Code of Federal Regulations would reduce confusion about the status of the provisions and simplify the regulation. The Board is also proposing to amend Regulation Z to provide that when an application, solicitation, or advertisement is accessed by a consumer in electronic form, certain disclosures must be provided to the consumer in electronic form on or with the application, solicitation, or advertisement, and that in these circumstances the consumer consent and other provisions of the E-Sign Act do not apply. The proposal would also implement certain provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. Similar rules are being proposed under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Consumer Leasing
Document Number: E7-7877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is proposing to amend Regulation M, which implements the Consumer Leasing Act, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules address the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Compliance with the 2001 interim final rules is not mandatory. Thus, removing the interim rules from the Code of Federal Regulations would reduce confusion about the status of the provisions and simplify the regulation. The Board is also proposing to amend Regulation M to provide that when an advertisement is accessed by a consumer in electronic form, certain disclosures must be provided to the consumer in electronic form on or with the advertisement, and that in these circumstances the consumer consent and other provisions of the E-Sign Act do not apply. Similar rules are being proposed under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Electronic Fund Transfer
Document Number: E7-7876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is proposing to amend Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, to withdraw the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules address the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. Compliance with the 2001 interim final rules is not mandatory. Thus, removing the interim rules from the Code of Federal Regulations would reduce confusion about the status of the provisions and simplify the regulation. Similar rules are being proposed under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Equal Credit Opportunity
Document Number: E7-7875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is proposing to amend Regulation B, which implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules address the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Compliance with the 2001 interim final rules is not mandatory. Thus, removing the interim rules from the Code of Federal Regulations would reduce confusion about the status of the provisions and simplify the regulation. The Board is also proposing to amend Regulation B to provide that when an application is accessed by an applicant in electronic form, certain disclosures must be provided to the applicant in electronic form on or with the application, and that in these circumstances the consumer consent and other provisions of the E-Sign Act do not apply. Similar rules are being proposed under other consumer financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Truth in Savings
Document Number: E7-7873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is proposing to amend Regulation DD, which implements the Truth in Savings Act, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules address the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Compliance with the 2001 interim final rules is not mandatory. Thus, removing the interim rules from the Code of Federal Regulations would reduce confusion about the status of the provisions and simplify the regulation. The Board is also proposing to amend Regulation DD to provide that certain disclosures may be provided to a consumer in electronic form without regard to the consumer consent and other provisions of the E-Sign Act; and that, when an advertisement is accessed by the consumer in electronic form, the disclosures must be provided in electronic form on or with the advertisement. Similar rules are being proposed under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notices
Document Number: 07-2138
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Schedule Change; Open Commission Meeting, April 25, 2007
Document Number: 07-2119
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Public Information Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Emergency Review and Approval
Document Number: E7-8193
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
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, 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.
2006 Quadrennial Regulatory Review
Document Number: E7-8192
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission will hold a field hearing regarding media ownership in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida on April 30, 2007. The purpose of the hearing is to fully involve the public in the process of the 2006 Quadrennial Broadcast Media Ownership Review that the Commission is currently conducting.
Public Building Service; Notice of Availability; Master Site Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, CO
Document Number: E7-8152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the President's Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), as implemented by General Services Administration (GSA) Order PBS P 1095.4D, GSA announces its Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Proposed Master Site Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado.
Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-8094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing for public comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking, dated January 25, 2007, which was filed with the Commission by Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington. The petition was docketed by the NRC on March 15, 2007, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-71-13. The petitioner requests that the NRC adopt the use of global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking as a national requirement for mobile or portable uses of highly radioactive sources. The petitioner states that another alternative is for the Commission to grant states the flexibility to impose more stringent requirements than those required under current NRC regulations.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8083
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8082
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
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: Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly Annuity Payments; OMB 3220- 0149, Form RRB-W-4P The Internal Revenue Code requires all payers of tax liable private pensions to U.S. citizens to: (1) Notify each recipient at least concurrent with initial withholding that the payer is, in fact, withholding benefits for tax liability and that the recipient has the option of electing not to have the payer withhold, or to withhold at a specific rate; (2) withhold benefits for tax purposes (in the absence of the recipient's election not to withhold benefits); and (3) notify all beneficiaries, at least annually, that they have the option of changing their withholding status or elect not to have benefits withheld. The Railroad Retirement Board provides Form RRB-W4P, Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Payments, to its annuitants to exercise their withholding options. Completion of the form is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. No changes are being proposed to the current version of Form RRB W- 4P used by the RRB. The RRB estimates that 25,000 annuitants utilize Form RRB W-4P annually. The completion time for Form RRB W-4P varies depending on individual circumstances. The estimated average time for Form RRB W-4P is 40 minutes for recordkeeping, 24 minutes for learning about the law or the form, and 59 minutes for preparing the form. 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 addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-8068
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Office of Small Business Utilization; Small Business Advisory Committee; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Small Business Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-8066
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is announcing a public meeting of the GSA Small Business Advisory Committee (the Committee).
Notice of Availability to Distribute the Record of Decision for the Construction of a New Border Station Facility in Madawaska, Maine
Document Number: E7-8065
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) announces its intent to distribute the Record of Decision (ROD) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 USC 4321 - 4347 ( NEPA ) to assess the potential impacts of the construction of a New Border Station Facility in Madawaska, Maine (the ``Proposed Action''). At the request of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the GSA is proposing to construct a new border station facility which meets their needs, and the design requirements of the GSA. The existing facilities are undersized and obsolete, and consequently incapable of providing the level of security now required. The Proposed Action has been defined and includes: (a) Identification of land requirements, including acquisition of adjoining land; (b) demolition of existing government structures at the border station; (c) construction of a main administration building and ancillary support buildings; and (d) consequent potential alterations to secondary roads. Studied alternatives have identified alternative locations for the components of the border station including the main administration and ancillary support buildings, the associated roadway network and parking. A No Action alternative has also been studied and evaluates the consequences of not constructing the new border station facility.This alternative has been included to provide a basis for comparison to the action alternatives described above as required by NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1002.14(d)).
National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-8062
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee for Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-8058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-8053
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 7, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of 3M Company and 3M Innovative Properties Company of St. Paul, Minnesota. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on March 27, 2007. On April 11, 2007, the complainants filed an amended complaint. A letter supplementing the amended complaint was filed on April 17, 2007. The amended 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 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,964,828 and 7,078,128. The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and permanent cease and desist orders.
Certain 3g Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) Handsets and Components Thereof; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-8052
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 23, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of InterDigital Communications Corporation of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and InterDigital Technology Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on April 4, 2007 and April 16, 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 3G Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) handsets and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,117,004, 6,674,791, and 6,973,579. The complaint, as supplemented, further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order.
Certain Baseband Processor Chips and Chipsets, Transmitter and Receiver (Radio) Chips, Power Control Chips, and Products Containing Same, Including Cellular Telephone Handsets; Notice of Commission Decision To Extend the Target Date for Completion of the Investigation
Document Number: E7-8051
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to further extend the target date for completion of the above-captioned investigation by seventeen (17) days to May 25, 2007.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-8045
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices, Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E7-8044
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy and Disclosure of Official Records and Information
Document Number: E7-7940
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
These final rules revise our privacy and disclosure rules to clarify certain provisions and to provide expanded regulatory support for new and existing responsibilities and functions. These changes in the regulations will increase Agency efficiency and ensure consistency in the implementation of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) policies and responsibilities under the Privacy Act and the Social Security Act.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2105
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-2073
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Revision 3
Document Number: E7-8033
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 cask system listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 3 to Certificate of Compliance Number 1014. Amendment No. 3 revises Technical Specification (TS) 3.1.3, to eliminate cooling of the Multi-Purpose Canister (MPC) cavity prior to reflood with water, as part of cask unloading operations; TS 3.3.1, to allow linear interpolation between minimal soluble boron concentrations, for certain fuel enrichments in the MPC-32/32F; Appendix B, Section 1 to the CoC, to make modifications to the definitions of fuel debris, damaged fuel assembly, and non-fuel hardware; and Appendix B, Section 2 to the CoC, to permit the storage of pressurized water reactor fuel assemblies with annular fuel pellets in the top and bottom 12 inches of the active fuel length. Other changes are made to incorporate minor editorial corrections. This final rule allows the holders of power reactor operating licenses to store spent fuel in this approved cask in accordance with the revised conditions, under the NRC's general license provisions.
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-8032
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Revised Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-8031
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-8030
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: E7-8026
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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. 6,706,549, Multi- Functional Micro Electromechanical Devices and Method of Bulk Manufacturing Same, U.S. Patent No. 6,769,303, Multi-Functional Micro Electromechanical Silicon Carbide Accelerometer, U.S. Patent No. 6,845,664, MEMS Direct Chip Attach Packaging Methodologies and Apparatuses for Harsh Environments to Endevco having its principal place of business in San Juan Capistrano, California. 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.
Registration of Intermediaries
Document Number: E7-8025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to amend Commission Regulation 3.10 to require certain registered intermediaries, i.e., futures commission merchants (``FCMs''), introducing brokers (``IBs''), commodity pool operators (``CPOs''), commodity trading advisors (``CTAs'') and leverage transaction merchants (``LTMs''), to complete an online annual review of their registration information maintained with the National Futures Association (``NFA''). The proposed amendment (``Proposed Amendment'') would ensure that NFA will have accurate and current information about such registrants. The Commission's proposal (``Proposal'') also includes a technical and conforming amendment to Commission Regulation 3.33(f), which regulation is cross-referenced in the Proposed Amendment.
National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-8021
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Allowances and Differentials
Document Number: E7-7959
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to increase the maximum annual uniform allowance rate from $400 to $800. When civilian Federal employees are required to wear a uniform in the performance of their duties, agencies must pay a uniform allowance or furnish a uniform.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-2086
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: 07-2084
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Internetstudios.com, Inc., and World Cyberlinks Corp. File No. 500-1; Order of Suspension of Trading
Document Number: 07-2074
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-7932
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
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 Agreement Filed
Document Number: E7-7931
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions