Agencies and Commissions May 24, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Electronic Option for Delivery Confirmation Service Required for Priority Mail Open and Distribute
Document Number: E7-9967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service currently allows mailers to use the electronic option for Delivery Confirmation service on Priority Mail Open and Distribute containers. We are proposing to make this optional extra service a requirement.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E7-9956
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Federal Acquisition Institute Vendor Meeting
Document Number: E7-10083
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) will hold a vendor meeting to provide information on the recently announced Federal Acquisition Certification in Program/Project Management (FAC-P/PM) to include program details, target timeline, and opportunities for vendors to support the training of federal program and project managers. The purpose of this certification program is to establish the competencies, training, and experience requirements for program and project managers in civilian agencies. The FAC-P/PM focuses on essential competencies needed for program and project managers; the program does not include functional or technical competencies, such as those for information technology, or agency-specific competencies. The certification requirements will be accepted by, at minimum, all civilian agencies as evidence that an employee meets the core competencies, training and experience requirements. The FAC-P/PM is a new program announced by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) on April 25, 2007. At this vendor meeting, FAI will present its approach for partnering with vendors on this initiative.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E7-10070
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 13, 2007 in North East, Maryland. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) The approval of certain water resources projects, including a project modification involving a diversion of water from the basin; (2) an enforcement action involving one project; and (3) a revision of its Comprehensive Plan for Management and Development of the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River Basin (Comprehensive Plan). Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the public hearing, as well as other matters on the business meeting agenda, are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-10069
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices, Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E7-10068
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-10048
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request an extension of the following collection of information: 3220- 0070, Employer Service and Compensation Reports. Section 2(c) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) specifies the maximum normal unemployment and sickness benefits that may be paid in a benefit year. Section 2(c) further provides for extended benefits for certain employees and for beginning a benefit year early for other employees. The conditions for these actions are prescribed in 20 CFR part 302. All information about creditable railroad service and compensation needed by the RRB to administer Section 2(c) is not always available from annual reports filed by railroad employers with the RRB (OMB 3220- 0008). When this occurs, the RRB must obtain supplemental information about service and compensation. The RRB utilizes Form(s) UI-41, Supplemental Report of Service and Compensation, and UI-41a, Supplemental Report of Compensation, to obtain the necessary information. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Completion of the forms is mandatory. One response is required (per individual) from a respondent. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 12639 on March 16, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Connecticut Disaster #CT-00007
Document Number: E7-10039
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Connecticut (FEMA- 1700-DR), dated 5/11/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 4/15/2007 through 4/27/2007.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-10021
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request a revision to the following collection of information: 3220- 0198, Request for Internet Services. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. 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 PRC's and 14,040 PIN/Passwords are established annually and that it takes 5 minutes per response to secure a PRC and 1.5 minutes to establish a PIN/Password. Two responses are requested of each respondent and 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. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 13828 on March 23, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2627
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (the ``Development Committee'') was established 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 Committee held their first plenary meeting on July 9, 2004. At this meeting, the Development Committee agreed to a resolution forming three working groups: (1) Human Factors & Privacy; (2) Security & Transparency; and (3) Core Requirements & Testing to gather and analyze information on relevant issues. These working subcommittees propose resolutions to the TGDC on best practices, specifications and standards. Specifically, NIST staff and Committee members will meet via the above scheduled teleconferences to review and discuss progress on tasks defined in resolutions passed at Development Committee plenary meetings. The resolutions define technical work tasks for NIST that will assist the Committee in developing recommendations for voluntary voting system guidelines. The Committee met in its eighth plenary session on March 22-23, 2007. Documents and transcriptions of Committee proceedings are available at http://vote.nist.gov/ PublicHearingsandMeetings.html.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 07-2585
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).