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

Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Rescission of Order of Revocations
Document Number: E7-10518
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-10498
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations
Document Number: E7-10495
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-10494
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Supplement to the Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Diablo Canyon Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: E7-10471
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a supplement to the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Diablo Canyon Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) and publishing, for public comment, a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). NRC issued the EA and initial FONSI for this action on October 24, 2003, and subsequently issued a license for the Diablo Canyon ISFSI to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), on March 22, 2004. The license authorizes PG&E to receive, possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated radioactive materials resulting from the operation of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in an ISFSI at the site for a term of 20 years. NRC is issuing this supplement to the EA and draft FONSI in response to the June 2, 2006, decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace v. NRC, 449 F.3d 1016 (9th Cir. 2006). This supplement to the EA addresses the environmental impacts from potential terrorist acts against the Diablo Canyon ISFSI.
Preclosure Safety Analysis-Dose Performance Objectives and Radiation Protection Program; Availability of Final Interim Staff Guidance Document
Document Number: E7-10470
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of the final interim staff guidance (ISG) document, ``HLWRS-ISG-03 Preclosure Safety AnalysisDose Performance Objectives and Radiation Protection Program,'' and NRC responses to the public comments received on this document. The ISG clarifies or refines guidance provided in the Yucca Mountain Review Plan (YMRP) (NUREG-1804, Revision 2, July 2003). The YMRP provides guidance to NRC staff for evaluating a potential license application for a high-level radioactive waste geologic repository constructed or operated at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
Kansas Disaster Number KS-00018
Document Number: E7-10464
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1699-DR), dated 05/06/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding. Incident Period: 05/04/2007 and continuing through 05/18/2007.
Maine Disaster Number ME-00008
Document Number: E7-10463
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment 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.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations
Document Number: E7-10462
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Small Business Administration's intentions to request approval on a new and/or currently approved information collection.
Public Federal Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Hearing; Region IX Regulatory Fairness Board
Document Number: E7-10460
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-10437
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-10423
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Office of Inspector General; Senior Executive Services (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB): Updating
Document Number: E7-10413
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Inspector General (OIG), SES PRB.
Premium Rates; Payment of Premiums; Variable-Rate Premium; Pension Protection Act of 2006
Document Number: E7-10412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This is a proposed rule to amend PBGC's regulations on Premium Rates and Payment of Premiums. The amendments would implement provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-280) that change the variable-rate premium for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2008, and make other changes to the regulations. (Other provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 that deal with PBGC premiums are the subject of separate rulemaking proceedings.)
Nixon Presidential Historical Materials: Opening of Materials
Document Number: E7-10411
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: National Archives and Records Adminstration, National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces the opening of additional Nixon presidential historical materials. Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with section 104 of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (``PRMPA'', 44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and 1275.42 (b) of the PRMPA Regulations implementing act (36 CFR part 1275), the agency has identified, inventoried, and prepared for public access approximately 11 hours of Nixon White House tape recordings among the Nixon presidential historical materials.
Low Enriched Uranium From France
Document Number: E7-10410
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on low enriched uranium from France would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From China
Document Number: E7-10409
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Home Equity Lending Market; Notice of Hearings
Document Number: E7-10395
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Section 158 of the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA) \1\ directs the Board to hold public hearings periodically on the home equity lending market and the adequacy of existing regulatory and legislative provisions (including HOEPA) in protecting the interests of consumers. Consequently, as previously announced, the Board will hold a hearing on the home equity lending market and invites the public to attend and to comment on the issues that will be the focus of the hearing. Additional information about the hearing will be posted to the Board's Web site at http://www.federalreserve.gov.
Technical Amendments
Document Number: E7-10392
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NCUA is amending a number of its regulations by making minor technical corrections, clarifications and grammatical changes. Among those amendments is the addition of a cross-reference between two regulations addressing credit union borrowing authority; addition of a statement in the provision on insurance coverage for volunteer officials to note, when a federal credit union (FCU) cancels coverage, it must comply with any other applicable laws allowing an official to continue coverage at his or her own expense; and clarification that indemnification for dual employees is limited to activities on behalf of the FCU. NCUA is also removing certain regulatory references to NCUA's FCU Bylaws that are no longer accurate due to revisions to the Bylaws. The amendments generally are improvements alerting users to other relevant provisions, responsibilities, or limitations.
Texas Disaster Number TX-00251
Document Number: E7-10387
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-1697-DR), dated 5/1/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 4/21/2007 through 4/24/2007.
South Dakota Disaster # SD-00012
Document Number: E7-10386
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of South Dakota (FEMA-1702-DR), dated 5/22/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding. Incident Period: 5/4/2007 and continuing.
Kansas Disaster Number KS-00018
Document Number: E7-10384
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1699-DR), dated 5/6/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding Incident Period: 5/4/2007 and continuing.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10378
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10374
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
First Investors Equity Funds, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-10364
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2726
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2725
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-2703
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Employee Thrift Advisory Council, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Appointments to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Document Number: 07-2680
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. This notice announces three new appointments and four reappointments to fill the vacancies occurring this year.
Export-Import Bank of the United States Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: 07-2659
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States, Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is establishing a new Part 3513 in 2 CFR that adopts the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) guidance in 2 CFR part 180, as supplemented by this new part, as Ex-Im Bank policies and procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension. Ex-Im Bank is also removing 12 CFR part 413, the part containing Ex-Im Bank's implementation of the government-wide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. 2 CFR part 3513 would 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 Ex-Im Bank policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
Comment Sought on Google Proposals Regarding Service Rules for 700 MHz Spectrum
Document Number: E7-10417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau seeks comments on a proposal recently submitted by Google regarding service rules for the 700 MHz spectrum that is to be auctioned. Google requests that the Commission clarify the service rules governing the 700 MHz bands and declare that the rules allow the use of ``dynamic auction mechanisms'' such as real-time auctions and per-device registration fees. Google also requests that the Commission posit at least whether it would be in the public interest to mandate the use of such mechanisms for some, or even all, of the commercial spectrum to be auctioned in the 700 MHz bands. The document also seeks comment on Google's proposal that the unpaired 6 megahertz E Block (722-728 MHz) in the current Lower 700 MHz band plan should be designated primarily or exclusively to be used for deployment of broadband communications platforms. Finally, the document seeks comment on the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-10381
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Federal Maritime Commission (``Commission'' or ``FMC'') is publishing for comment, a revised system of records that is currently maintained by the Commission. The system of records designated as FMC-7, entitled: ``Licensed Ocean Freight Forwarders File-FMC'', is being revised to: (1) Change its title; (2) clarify the location of the system; (3) clarify the categories of individuals covered by the system; (4) expand the list of categories of records in the system; (5) expand the list of routine uses of records maintained in the system; and (6) expand the list of record source categories.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
Document Number: E7-10366
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges, on behalf of the Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress, are making a technical amendment in the regulation regarding the royalty fees for the public performance of sound recordings and for ephemeral recordings under two statutory licenses to clarify the appropriate Aggregate Tuning Hour usage rate calculation option for the transition period of 2006 and 2007 for non-music programming.
Notice of Roundtable Regarding the Section 115 Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords, Including Digital Phonorecord Deliveries
Document Number: E7-10363
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office announces a public roundtable discussion concerning the use of the statutory license to make and distribute digital phonorecords, including for a limited period, and to make phonorecords that facilitate streaming. This discussion is an adjunct to the comments filed in the current rulemaking exploring these issues. The roundtable will also address the statutory requirement to provide notice of intention to obtain the compulsory license.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Romney and Wardensville, WV
Document Number: E7-10360
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Audio Division, at the request of Hardy County Broadcast Associates, allots Channel 239A at Wardensville, West Virginia, as the community's first local FM service. Channel 239A can be allotted to Wardensville, West Virginia, in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with at city reference coordinates: 39-04-30 North Latitude and 78-35-53 West Longitude. Because Wardensville is located within the protected areas of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory ``Quiet Zone'' at Green Bank, West Virginia, the successful applicant for Channel 239A at Wardensville will be required to comply with the notification requirement of Section 73.1030(a) of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 73.1030(a).
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; Correction
Document Number: E7-10355
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register Notice on May 23, 2007 (72 FR 29004). The notice makes a Model Safety Evaluation, Model License Amendment Request, and Model No Significant Hazards Determination available to licensees as a means to make changes to Standard Technical Specifications. This action is necessary to correct an erroneous ``Action'' item.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-10350
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
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 Public Information Collection Requirement(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-10348
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
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.
Public Information Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval
Document Number: E7-10347
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-10346
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
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 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 Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-10345
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
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.