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

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Amendments to Financial Responsibility Rules for Broker-Dealers
Document Number: E7-9833
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is extending the comment period for a release proposing amendments to its net capital, customer protection, books and records, and notification rules for broker-dealers under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''), which was issued by the Commission on March 9, 2007 (Exchange Act Release No. 55431, 72 FR 12862 (Mar. 19, 2007)). The original comment period for Release No. 34-55431 is scheduled to end on May 18, 2007. The Commission is extending the time period in which to provide the Commission with comments on the proposed amendments described in Release No. 34-55431 for thirty-one days until Monday, June 18, 2007. This action will allow all interested persons additional time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments.
Second Periodic Review of the Commission's Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion to Digital Television
Document Number: E7-10053
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for information collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 15.117(k). Therefore, the Commission announces that 47 CFR 15.117(k) is effective May 25, 2007.
Corporation for National and Community Service Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: 07-2575
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service is establishing a new part 2200 in 2 CFR as the Corporation's policies and procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension. The new part 2200 adopts and supplements the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) guidance in 2 CFR part 180. The Corporation for National and Community Service is also removing 45 CFR part 2542, which contains the Corporation's implementation of the governmentwide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. 2 CFR part 2200 will serve the same purpose as the common rule in a simpler way. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in Corporation's policies or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0023, Registration Under the Commodity Exchange Act
Document Number: 07-2567
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``the Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to information collected to assist the Commission in the prevention of market manipulation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection 3038-0049, Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters
Document Number: 07-2566
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to procedures for submitting requests for exemptive, no- action, and interpretative letters.
Notice of Availability of Model Safety Evaluation and Model License Amendment Request on Technical Specification Improvement Regarding Use of the Improved Banked Position Withdrawal Sequence for General Electric Boiling Water Reactors Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Document Number: 07-2563
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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 Specification (STS) 3.1.6, ``Rod Pattern Control,'' and STS 3.3.2.1, ``Control Rod Block Instrumentation'' for NUREG-1433 and NUREG-1434. The proposed changes would revise the Technical Specifications (TS) and Bases for STS 3.1.6, ``Rod Pattern Control,'' and STS 3.3.2.1, ``Control Rod Block Instrumentation'' to allow licensees to use an improved control rod banked position withdrawal sequence (BPWS) when performing a reactor shutdown. In addition, the proposed changes would add a footnote to Table 3.3.2.1-1, ``Control Rod Block Instrumentation'' for NUREG-1433 and NUREG-1434. The requirements for implementing the improved BPWS are described in General Electric Licensing Topical Report (LTR) NEDO-33091-A, Revision 2, ``Improved BPWS Control Rod Insertion Process,'' dated July 2004. The General Electric Boiling Water Reactor Owner's Group (BWROG) participants in the Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) initially proposed these changes to the STS in TSTF-476, Revision 0, ``Improved BPWS Control Rod Insertion Process (NEDO-33091).'' TSTF-476, Revision 1 was submitted on January 9, 2007 and was later accepted by NRC. Hereafter, all references to TSTF-476 refer to TSTF-476, Revision 1, unless otherwise noted. Technical Specifications and Bases changes provided in TSTF-476 completely supersede the proposed Technical Specification changes included in NEDO-3309 1-A. The purpose of these models is to permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments to incorporate these changes into plant-specific (TS) for General Electric Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs). 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.
Proposed Generic Communication; Managing Gas Intrusion in Emergency Core Cooling, Decay Heat Removal, and Containment Spray Systems
Document Number: 07-2557
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a generic letter (GL) to address the issue of gas intrusion into the emergency core cooling, decay heat removal, and containment spray systems (hereinafter referred to as the ``subject systems''). Specifically, the NRC is issuing this GL for the following two purposes: (1) to request addressees to submit information demonstrating that the subject systems are in compliance with the current licensing and design bases, and applicable regulatory requirements, and that suitable design, operational, and testing control measures are in place for maintaining this compliance, and (2) to collect the requested information to determine if additional regulatory action is required. This Federal Register notice is available through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under accession number ML0704001003.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2550
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request reinstatement and approval of this data 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 information collection. 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 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Intent to Seek Approval to Renew an Information Collection
Document Number: 07-2549
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request clearance of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years.
Certain Textile Articles: Probable Effect of Modification of NAFTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Canada and Mexico (Sanitary Articles and Nonwoven Wipes) and for Goods of Canada (Chenille Fabrics)
Document Number: E7-9894
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of a request on April 17, 2007, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) under authority delegated by the President and pursuant to section 103 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3313), the Commission instituted investigation No. NAFTA-103-018, Certain Textile Articles: Probable Effect of Modification of NAFTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Canada and Mexico (Sanitary Articles and Nonwoven Wipes) and for Goods of Canada (Chenille Fabrics).
Draft Supplements to Revision 9 of NUREG-1021, “Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors,” and to Revision 2 of NUREG-1122 [and -1123] “Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Pressurized [Boiling] Water Reactors”
Document Number: E7-9848
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued for public comment draft supplements to Revision 9 of NUREG-1021, ``Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors,'' and to Revision 2 of NUREG-1122 [and -1123] ``Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Pressurized [Boiling] Water Reactors.'' These NUREGs provide policy and guidance for the development, administration, and grading of examinations used for licensing operators at nuclear power plants pursuant to the Commission's regulations in 10 CFR Part 55, ``Operators'' Licenses.'' NUREG-1021 also provides guidance for maintaining operators' licenses, and for the NRC to conduct requalification examinations, when necessary. The draft supplement to Revision 9 of NUREG-1021 includes a number of minor changes that are intended to: (1) Clarify licensed operator medical requirements, including the use of prescription medications; (2) clarify the use of surrogate operators during dynamic simulator scenarios; (3) clarify the selection process for generic knowledge and ability (K/A) statements; (4) qualify the NRC review of post- examination comments; (5) provide additional guidance for maintaining an active license (watchstander proficiency) and license reactivation; and (6) conform with proposed updates to NUREGs-1122 and -1123, which are concurrently available for public comment. The proposed changes are summarized in the Record of Proposed Changes, and identified by highlight/redline and strikeouts. The draft supplements to NUREGs-1122 and -1123 propose to reword and reorganize Section 2, ``Generic Knowledge and Abilities,'' and add a new K/A topic to Section 4, ``Emergency/Abnormal Plant Evolutions,'' to address generator voltage and electric grid disturbances. The proposed changes are summarized in the Record of Changes, and identified by highlight/redline and strikeouts. Availability: The draft supplements are available electronically via the NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room (http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment.html) and in the NRC's Public Document Room located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. If you do not have electronic access to NRC documents, single copies of the draft supplements are available upon request, by contacting David S. Muller by phone at (301) 415-1412 or by e-mail at dsm3@nrc.gov.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-9816
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-9811
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science is holding an open business meeting to discuss Commission programs and administrative matters. Topics will include: (1) Digital Information; (2) Emergency Management, (3) Literacy; (4) Open Access and related topics. Dates and Times: NCLIS Business MeetingJune 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; June 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 2007.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9809
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9808
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9806
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Economic Impact Policy
Document Number: E7-9803
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices, Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E7-9797
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-9796
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E7-9779
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice (07-037): NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Earth Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E7-9776
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Earth Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Consumer Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-9760
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-2571
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agenda; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-2565
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2559
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-2556
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0054, Establishing Procedures To Implement the Notification Requirements for Entities Operating as Exempt Markets
Document Number: 07-2527
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to information collected to assist the Commission in the prevention of market manipulation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0055, Privacy of Consumer Financial Information
Document Number: 07-2526
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to information collected to assist the Commission in the prevention of misuse of customer information.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Rights in Data and Copyrights
Document Number: 07-2524
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning rights in data and copyrights. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 10178, on March 7, 2007. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on June 30, 2007. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: E7-9743
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
United States Section; Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Flood Control Improvements: International Dam to Riverside Diversion Dam Levee Segment within the Rio Grande Rectification Project, located in El Paso County, TX
Document Number: E7-9736
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Final Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508); and the United States Section's Operational Procedures for Implementing Section 102 of NEPA, published in the Federal Register September 2, 1981, (46 FR 44083); the United States Section hereby gives notice that the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Flood Control Improvements: International Dam to Riverside Diversion Dam Levee Segment within the Rio Grande Rectification Project, in El Paso County, Texas are available.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9726
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Personal Computers and Digital Display Devices; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-9723
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 19, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, 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 personal computers and digital display devices by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,691,236; 6,029,119; 5,353,415; and 6,894,706. 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 permanent cease and desist orders.
Meetings of Humanities Panel
Document Number: E7-9717
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: The National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the following meetings of Humanities Panels will be held at the Old Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506.
Emergency Preparedness Policies Developed for Nuclear Materials Facilities
Document Number: E7-9714
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations that govern organization and functions of NRC offices. This action is necessary to clarify emergency preparedness program responsibilities of the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. The current limiting reference of ``nuclear reactors'' will be replaced with the phrase ``nuclear facilities.''
Emergency Preparedness Policies Developed for Nuclear Materials Facilities
Document Number: E7-9713
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations that govern organization and functions of NRC offices. This action is necessary to clarify emergency preparedness program responsibilities of the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. The current limiting reference of ``nuclear reactors'' would be replaced with the phrase ``nuclear facilities.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9712
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9711
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
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.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-9673
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions