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

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Information Collection Activity; Alternative Voting Methods Study
Document Number: 07-2464
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2007, at 72 FR 962. The notice allowed for a 60-day public comment period. Only one comment was received on this information collection during that time period; no substantive changes were made to the information collection instrument. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 18, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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 information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Information Collection Activity; Focus Groups-Study of the Feasibility and Advisability of Establishing a Program of Free Return or Reduced Postage for Absentee Ballots
Document Number: 07-2463
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2006, at 71 FR 66321. The notice allowed for a 60-day public comment period. Two comments were received on this information collection during that time period, and as a result the number of focus groups was increased from three to nine. In addition, each selected group will now have one focus group from an urban, rural, and suburban location to ensure the diversity of responses and participants. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 18, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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 information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Commission Seeks To Update the Record for a Petition for Reconsideration Regarding Home Shopping Stations
Document Number: E7-9552
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission seeks to update the record for a Petition for Reconsideration filed by the Center for the Study of Commercialism (CSC), concerning stations that air home shopping programming and their status. The Commission seeks comment on CSC's argument that the Commission failed to consider in its public interest analysis the significant amount of commercial programming broadcast by home shopping stations; on the specific issues concerning how home shopping stations serve the people in their communities, including the elderly and homebound; on CSC's assertion that the Commission failed to consider information relevant to one of three statutory factors, i.e., competing demands for the spectrum; and on CSC's assertion that the Cable Act requires the Commission to consider non-broadcast uses in its analysis of competing demands for spectrum. The Commission would like to update the record for this proceeding before ruling on the petition.
Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements
Document Number: E7-9520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available preliminary draft rule language to amend its regulations to revise the security requirements and material control and accounting (MC&A) requirements for a geologic repository operations area (GROA). The goal of this rulemaking is to ensure effective security measures are in place for the protection of high-level radioactive waste given the post-September 11, 2001, threat environment. New requirements for specific training enhancements, improved access authorization, and enhancements to defensive strategies will be incorporated. The proposed rule will reinstate the alcohol and drug provisions of the fitness-for- duty provisions to a GROA. The proposed rule will also impose the fatigue portion of the fitness-for-duty requirements for the security personnel at a GROA. The proposed rule will establish general performance objectives and corresponding system capabilities for the GROA MC&A program, with a focus on strengthening, streamlining, and consolidating all MC&A regulations specific to a GROA. In addition, the proposed rule will require the emergency plan to address radiological emergencies. The availability of the preliminary draft rule language is intended to inform stakeholders of the current status of the NRC's activities, but the NRC is not soliciting formal public comments on the information at this time.
Maine Disaster #ME-00008
Document Number: E7-9490
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Maine ( FEMA-1693-DR), dated 05/09/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding. Incident Period: 04/15/2007 through 04/23/2007. Effective Date: 05/09/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/09/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/11/2008.
New York Disaster Number NY-00045
Document Number: E7-9489
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of New York (FEMA-1692-DR), dated 04/24/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding. Incident Period: 04/14/2007 through 04/18/2007. Effective Date: 05/09/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/25/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/24/2008.
Maine Disaster Number ME-00007
Document Number: E7-9488
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Maine (FEMA- 1693-DR), dated 04/25/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding. Incident Period: 04/15/2007 and continuing. Effective Date: 04/30/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/25/2007.
Maine Disaster Number ME-00007
Document Number: E7-9486
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Maine (FEMA- 1693-DR), dated 04/25/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding. Incident Period: 04/15/2007 through 04/23/2007. Effective Date: 05/04/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/25/2007.
Lincoln Variable Insurance Products Trust, et al.
Document Number: E7-9478
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Sucralose, Sweeteners Containing Sucralose, and Related Intermediate Compounds Thereof; Correction
Document Number: E7-9456
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This correcting amendment corrects a typographical error in the institution of investigation notice published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2007 (72 FR 26645). The notice published in the Federal Register on May 10 inadvertently cited the incorrect section of the U.S. Code. Therefore, the Commission is amending the second sentence in the third from the last paragraph to read ``In instituting this investigation, the Commission has not made any determination as to the scope of 19 U.S.C. 1337(a)(1)(B)(ii) or whether 337(a)(1)(B)(ii) is sufficiently broad as to encompass such processes.''
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E7-9448
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary 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.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Heliophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E7-9447
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Heliophysics 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9446
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments on the proposed follow-up survey for the National Evaluation of Youth Corps. This survey will be completed by individuals 18 months after they were randomly assigned to participate in either a youth corps program or a control group. These individuals completed a baseline survey at the time of application to a youth corps program. Many of the youth corps programs receive all or part of their funding from the Corporation. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice.
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/States, SVES Files)-Match 6005, 6006, 6007, and 6008
Document Number: E7-9443
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that SSA is currently conducting with the States.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-9441
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca Inc.; Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change to Waive Certain Listing Fees
Document Number: E7-9439
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 07-2491
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 07-2467
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
SBA Lender Risk Rating System
Document Number: E7-9442
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final notice implements the Small Business Administration's (SBA's) risk rating system (Risk Rating System) as an internal tool to assist SBA in assessing the risk of each active 7(a) Lender's and Certified Development Company's (CDC's) SBA loan operations and loan portfolio. The Risk Rating System will enable SBA to monitor 7(a) Lenders and CDCs (collectively, ``SBA Lenders'') on a uniform basis and identify those institutions whose SBA loan operations and portfolio require additional SBA monitoring or other action. It is also a vehicle for assessing the aggregate strength of SBA's 7(a) and 504 portfolios. Under the Risk Rating System, SBA will assign each SBA Lender a composite rating based on certain portfolio performance factors, which may be overridden in some cases due to SBA Lender specific factors that may be indicative of a higher or lower level of risk. SBA Lenders will have access to their own ratings through SBA's Lender Portal (Portal).
National Exchange Carrier Association Submits the Payment Formula and Fund Size Estimate for Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services Fund for the July 2007 through June 2008 Fund Year
Document Number: E7-9440
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission seeks comment on the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund Administrator, annual payment formula and fund size estimate for the Interstate TRS Fund for the period July 2007 through June 2008.
Public Information Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval.
Document Number: E7-9429
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
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.
Audit and Financial Management Advisory (AFMAC) Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-9416
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Access Authorization Fees
Document Number: E7-9415
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the agency access authorization fees charged to licensees for work performed under the Material Access Authorization Program (MAAP) and the Information Access Authority Program (IAAP). The amended cost is due to an increase of the review time for each application for access authorization. The formula for calculating fees remains the same as based on current Office of Personnel Management (OPM) billing rates for personnel background investigations. The formula is designed to recover the full cost of processing a request for access authorization from the licensee. The use of the fee assessment formula tied to current OPM billing rates eliminates the need for the NRC to update its access authorization fee schedules through regular rulemakings.
Application To Amend a License To Export a Utilization Facility
Document Number: E7-9414
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9412
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Termination of Single-Employer Plans, Missing Participants
Document Number: E7-9397
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend approval (with modifications), under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, of a collection of information in its regulations on Termination of Single- Employer Plans and Missing Participants, and implementing forms and instructions (OMB control number 1212-0036; expires September 30, 2007). This notice informs the public of PBGC's intent and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/States, SVES Files)-Match 6010
Document Number: E7-9395
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that SSA is currently conducting with the States.
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-9383
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-9381
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
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: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9380
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of two currently approved information collections. The first information collection is used by customers/researchers for ordering reproductions of NARA's motion picture, audio, and video holdings that are housed in the Washington, DC area of the National Archives and Records Administration. The second information collection is the Microfilm Rental Order Form, NA Form 14127, used by customers/ researchers for renting roll(s) of a microfilm publication. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9372
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions