Notice of Quarterly Report (January 1, 2007-March 31, 2007)
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is reporting for the quarter January 1, 2007 through March 31, 2007 with respect to both assistance provided under Section 605 of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-199, Division D (the Act)), and transfers of funds to other federal agencies pursuant to Section 619 of that Act. The following report shall be made available to the public by means of publication in the Federal Register and on the Internet Web site of the MCC (http://www.mcc.gov) in accordance with Section 612 (b) of the Act.
The Federal Election Commission requests comments on a proposed rule to attribute the disbursements for a public communication made by a political party that refers to a clearly identified Federal candidate and that also generically refers to other candidates of a political party without clearly identifying them. Several alternatives are presented, including an alternative to include public communications that refer to multiple Federal candidates. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Filing Dates for the California Special Election in the 37th Congressional District
California has scheduled a special general election on June 26, 2007, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Thirty- Seventh Congressional District held by the late Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald. Under California law, a majority winner in a special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, a special runoff election will be held on August 21, 2007, among the top vote-getters of each qualified political party, including qualified independent candidates. Committees participating in the California special elections are required to file pre- and post-election reports. Filing dates for these reports are affected by whether one or two elections are held.
Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines; Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has established a Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (Committee) to assist it in revising and updating accessibility guidelines for telecommunications products and accessibility standards for electronic and information technology. This notice announces the dates, time, and location of the next committee meeting, which will be open to the public.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
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 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: Designation of Contact Officials; 3220-0200. Coordination between railroad employers and the RRB is essential to properly administer the payment of benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA). In order to enhance timely coordination activity, the RRB utilizes Form G-117a, Designation of Contact Officials. Form G-117a is used by railroad employers to designate employees who are to act as point of contact with the RRB on a variety of RRA and RUIA-related matters. The RRB estimates that about 100 G-117a's will be submitted annually. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested from each respondent. Completion time is estimated at 15 minutes. No changes are proposed to Form G-117a. 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 N. 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS) proposes to establish a system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a. The system of records, Electronic Acquisition System (EAS) (GSA/PBS-6), is an electronic procurement system designed to support nationwide PBS acquisition contract preparation, tracking, and reporting. The system ensures that the PBS contracting staff prepares, assembles, and maintains information necessary for efficient and cost effective operation, control, and management of Federal contracting by PBS. The system may include personal information of individuals who engage in contracting activities with PBS.
Second Periodic Review of the Commission's Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion To Digital Television
In this document, the Commission adopts rules requiring sellers of analog-only TV equipment to label or post signs at point of sale disclosing limitations after the February 17, 2009 deadline for the transition from analog to digital television service. The Commission states that sellers must advise consumers at point of sale if the television equipment includes only an analog tuner that will require a converter box to receive over-the-air-broadcast-television after the deadline.
Labor Management Cooperation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-524)
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is publishing a final Fiscal Year 2007 Program Guidelines/Application Solicitation for the Labor-Management Cooperation Program. The program is supported by Federal funds authorized by the Labor-Management Cooperation Act of 1978, subject to annual appropriations. This solicitation contains a change in the deadline for accepting applications. Comments: There were no comments received on the draft Fiscal Year 2007 Program Guidelines/Application Solicitation.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Dinosaur, CO
This document requests comments on a petition for rule making filed by Cumulus Licensing LLC (``Petitioner'') proposing the allotment of Channel 262C0 at Dinosaur, Colorado. The proposed coordinates are 40-03-26 NL and 108-39-46 WL with a site restriction of 36.4 km (22.6 miles) southeast of city reference.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Christine, TX
This document requests comments on a petition for rule making filed by Katherine Pyeatt (``Petitioner'') proposing the allotment of Channel 245C3 at Christine, Texas, as a first local service. The proposed coordinates are 28-40-00 NL and 98-30-15 WL with a site restriction of 13.6 km (8.4 miles) south of city reference.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
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 No. 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 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.
Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles
As part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide''). The Commission is also seeking comments on whether the Guide should be amended in light of recent amendments to the Environmental Protection Agency's (``EPA'') fuel economy labeling rules for new automobiles.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) has submitted the information collection entitled ``Members of the Banks'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a 3 year extension of the OMB control number, 3069-0004, which is due to expire on May 31, 2007.
New Jersey Disaster Number NJ-00006
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of New Jersey (FEMA-1694-DR), dated 04/26/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding. Incident Period: 04/14/2007 through 04/20/2007. Effective Date: 04/30/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/25/2007. Eidl Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/28/2008.
Vermont Disaster # VT-00002
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Vermont dated 05/01/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/15/2007 through 04/16/2007. Effective Date: 05/01/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/02/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/01/2008
Texas Disaster # TX-00251
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-1697-DR), dated 05/01/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 04/21/2007 through 04/24/2007. Effective Date: 05/01/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/02/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/01/2008.
Maine Disaster # ME-00007
This is a Notice 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: 04/25/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/25/2007.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
NRC will convene a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) June 12-13, 2007. A sample of agenda items to be discussed includes: (1) NARM legislation, transition plan, and guidance; (2) status of specialty board applications for NRC recognition; (3) units of air kerma strength vs. activity; (4) patient release and security checkpoints; (5) Y-90 microspheres guidance; (6) sentinel lymph node biopsies; (7) new modalities; (8) training and experience implementation issues. To review the agenda, see http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/agenda/ or contact Ashley M. Tull. Contact information for Ms. Tull is provided below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR 35, Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time: June 12-13, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the Matter of Certain DVD Players and Recorders and Certain Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 6, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Toshiba Corporation of Japan and Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C., of Wayne, New Jersey. A supplemental letter was filed on April 24, 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 DVD players and recorders and certain products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,587,991, 5,870,523, and 5,956,306. The 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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: RI 25-51
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995 and 5 CFR part 1320), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. RI 25-51, Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) Survivor Annuitant Express Pay Application for Death Benefits, will be used by the Civil Service Retirement System solely to pay benefits to the widow(er) of an annuitant. This application is intended for use in immediately authorizing payments to an annuitant's widow or widower, based on the report of death, when our records show the decedent elected to provide benefits for the applicant. Comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Office of Personnel Management, 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; 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. Approximately 34,800 RI 25-51 forms are completed annually. The form takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 17,400 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606-8358, FAX (202) 418-3251 or E-mail to MaryBeth.Smith- Toomey@opm.gov. Please include your mailing address with your request.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: RI 92-22
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. RI 92-22, Annuity Supplement Earnings Report, is used each year to obtain the earned income of each Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) annuitant receiving an annuity supplement. The annuity supplement is paid to eligible FERS annuitants who are not retired on disability and are not yet age 62. The supplement approximates the portion of a full career Social Security benefit earned while under FERS and ends at age 62. Like Social Security benefits, the annuity supplement is subject to an earnings limitation. Approximately 700 RI 92-22 forms are completed annually. Each form requires approximately 15 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 175 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606-8358, FAX (202) 418-3251 or via e-mail to MaryBeth.Smith- Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: SF 2823
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. SF 2823, Designation of Beneficiary: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance, is used by any Federal employee or retiree covered by the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program to instruct the Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance how to distribute the proceeds of his or her life insurance when the statutory order of precedence does not meet his or her needs. Comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Office of Personnel Management, 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; 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. Approximately 47,000 SF 2823 forms are completed annually by annuitants and 1,000 forms are completed by assignees. Each form takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 12,000 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606-8358, FAX (202) 418-3251 or via e-mail to MaryBeth.Smith- Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request.