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

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Carriage of Digital Television Broadcast Signals: Amendment to Part 76 of the Commission's Rules
Document Number: E7-10962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission seeks comment on the obligations of cable operators under Sections 614 (establishing mandatory carriage rights for local commercial television stations) and 615 (establishing mandatory carriage rights for noncommercial educational television stations) of the Communications Act of 1934 concerning the carriage of digital broadcast television signals after the conclusion of the digital television (``DTV'') transition. The Commission reiterates that broadcast signal delivered in high- definition to a cable system must be carried by that system in HDTV and requests comment on exactly what constitutes material degradation. The Commission proposes to provide more detail on the material degradation requirements adopted by the Commission in 2001 and requests comment on two alternatives. The Commission also offers for comment two proposals for ensuring that cable subscribers with analog television sets can continue to view all must-carry stations after the end of the DTV transition.
Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: E7-10900
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-10899
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10898
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission hereby gives notice that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for an extension of the existing collection requirements under 46 CFR 515Licensing, Financial Responsibility Requirements and General Duties for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries and Related Forms. The FMC has requested an extension of an existing collection as listed below.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-10897
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
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 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.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-10896
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-10861
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-10858
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; System of Records Notices
Document Number: E7-10849
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. NARA also proposes to revise its routine uses (found in Appendix A) to incorporate routine use language recommended by the President's Task Force on Identity Theft. In this notice, NARA publishes a revision to NARA 23, Office of Inspector General Investigative Case Files, for comment.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10848
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10847
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Lemon Juice From Argentina and Mexico
Document Number: E7-10846
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping investigation Nos. 731-TA-1105-1106 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of less-than-fair-value imports from Argentina and Mexico of lemon juice, provided for in subheadings 2009.31.40, 2009.31.60, and 2009.39.60 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.\1\
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessing the Effectiveness of Various Methods Used To Distribute Funds to U.S. Museums
Document Number: E7-10829
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 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. 3508(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 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is soliciting comments on a proposed study to assess the effectiveness of various methods used to distribute funds to the nation's museums.
Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Safety Regulations for Full-Size Cribs
Document Number: E7-10796
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the February 12, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 6533), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek an extension of approval of information collection requirements in the safety regulations for full-size cribs. 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13) and part 1508. Joint comments in support of the information collection were submitted by the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Kids in Danger and Keeping Babies Safe, Inc. Commentors state that the ability of the Commission to better communicate news of recalls to retailers and individuals is critical to removing potentially dangerous cribs and the continued collection of information may assist in that effort. The Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information. These regulations were issued to reduce hazards of strangulation, suffocation, pinching, bruising, laceration, and other injuries associated with full-size cribs. The regulations prescribe performance, design, and labeling requirements for full-size cribs. They also require manufacturers and importers of those products to maintain sales records for a period of three years after the manufacture or importation of full-size cribs. If any full-size cribs subject to provisions of 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13) and part 1508 fail to comply in a manner severe enough to warrant a recall, the required records can be used by the manufacturer or importer and by the Commission to identify those persons and firms who should be notified of the recall. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0013. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on September 30, 2007.
Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
Document Number: E7-10795
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the February 12, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 6535), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek an extension of approval of the collection of information in the safety standard for bicycle helmets (16 CFR part 1203). These regulations establish testing and recordkeeping requirements for manufacturers and importers of bicycle helmets subject to the standard. No comments were received in response to the notice. The Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information for a period of three years from the date of approval.
Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Safety Regulations for Non-Full-Size Cribs
Document Number: E7-10794
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the February 12, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 6535), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek an extension of approval of information collection requirements in the safety regulations for non-full-size cribs. 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(14) and part 1509. Joint comments in support of the information collection were submitted by the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Kids in Danger and Keeping Babies Safe, Inc. Commentors state that the ability of the Commission to better communicate news of recalls to retailers and individuals is critical to removing potentially dangerous cribs and the continued collection of information may assist in that effort. The Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information. These regulations were issued to reduce hazards of strangulation, suffocation, pinching, bruising, laceration, and other injuries associated with non-full-size cribs. The regulations prescribe performance, design, and labeling requirements for non-full-size cribs. They also require manufacturers and importers of those products to maintain sales records for a period of three years after the manufacture or importation of non-full-size cribs. If any non-full-size cribs subject to provisions of 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(14) and part 1509 fail to comply in a manner severe enough to warrant a recall, the required records can be used by the manufacturer or importer and by the Commission to identify those persons and firms who should be notified of the recall. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0012. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on September 30, 2007.
Maritime Communications
Document Number: E7-10724
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) amends its rules to afford licensees of VHF Public Coast (VPC) stations and Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS) stations additional operational flexibility to provide service to units on land. Specifically, the Commission adopts rule changes to permit VPC and AMTS licensees to offer private correspondence service to units on land, i.e., private land mobile radio (PLMR) service, in addition to the public correspondence service they already are authorized to provide to units on land. These rule amendments will enable VPC and AMTS licensees to compete more effectively against other commercial mobile radio service providers; facilitate more efficient use of VPC and AMTS spectrum; and provide an additional means to meet growing demand for spectrum by PLMR licensees and end users, including public safety and critical infrastructure industry entities. The Commission also believes that the core purpose for which these frequencies have been allocated is to serve the communications needs of marine vessels, especially with respect to communications in support of the safety of life and property at sea and on inland waterways.
Petitions for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: E7-10720
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2007
Document Number: E7-10468
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as amended, which requires that the NRC recover approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in fiscal year (FY) 2007, less the amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF) and for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) activities and generic homeland security activities. The required fee recovery amount for the FY 2007 budget is approximately $669.2 million. After accounting for carryover and billing adjustments, the net amount to be recovered is approximately $670.5 million.
Notice of the Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 07-2809
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) gives notice of the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed activities in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. The Division of Ocean Sciences in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO/OCE) has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment for a pair of marine geophysical surveys by the Research Vessel Marcus G Langseth in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, in international waters (2000-5000 meters depth) between 5[deg] S and 11[deg] N, along ~105[deg] W during September-December 2007. The draft Environmental Assessment is available for public review for a 30-day period.
Cognitive Radio Technologies and Software Defined Radios
Document Number: 07-2684
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document responds to two petitions concerning the rules adopted in the Report and Order in this proceeding (``Cognitive Radio Report and Order''). The Commission granted a petition for clarification filed by Cisco Systems, Inc. (``Cisco'') requesting that the Commission clarify the requirement to approve certain devices as software defined radios, and its policy on the confidentiality of software that controls security measures in software defined radios. The Commission also granted in part and denied in part a petition for reconsideration filed by Marcus Spectrum Solutions (``MSS'') requesting that the Commission clarify the rules concerning the submission of radio software source code, clarify the rules concerning the certification of software defined amateur radio equipment, and initiate a further proceeding to adopt regulatory requirements for high-power, high-speed digital-to-analog (D/A) converters.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-10793
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Model Safety Evaluation and Model License Amendment Request on Technical Specification Improvement Regarding Relocation of Departure From Nucleate Boiling Parameters to the Core Operating Limits Report for Combustion Engineering Pressurized Water Reactors Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Document Number: E7-10786
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
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 Specifications (STSs) for Combustion Engineering Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), NUREG-1432, Revision 3.1. This change allows the numerical limits located in technical specification (TS) 3.4.1, ``RCS Pressure, Temperature, and Flow [Departure from Nucleate Boiling (DNB)] Limits'' to be replaced with references to the Core Operating Limits Report (COLR). Associated changes are also included for the TS 3.4.1 Bases, and TS 5.6.3 ``Core Operating Limits Report (COLR).'' The Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) proposed these changes to the TS in TSTF-487 Revision 0, ``Relocate DNB Parameters to the COLR.'' This request was slightly modified in TSTF-487 Revision 1 on May 4, 2007. The purpose of the model SE, LAR, and NSHC is to permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments to incorporate these changes into plant- specific TSs for Combustion Engineering PWRs. 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.
Ameristock ETF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-10753
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
John Hancock Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-10752
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-10751
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-10750
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Laser Bar Code Scanners and Scan Engines, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Final Determination of Violation of Section 337; Termination of Investigation; Issuance of Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Order
Document Number: E7-10739
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that there is a violation of 19 U.S.C. 1337 by Metrologic Instruments, Inc. and Metro (Suzhou) Technologies Co., Ltd. in the above-captioned investigation. The investigation is terminated.
Chartering and Field of Membership for Federal Credit Unions
Document Number: E7-10398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board is proposing amendments to its chartering and field of membership manual to update community chartering policies in response to NCUA's experience with reviewing applications of credit unions seeking community charters. These changes include clarifying the documentation requirements for a local community and adding a public comment procedure for certain types of multiple political jurisdiction community charter applications.
Federal Credit Union Bylaws
Document Number: E7-10389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NCUA is proposing to reincorporate the Federal Credit Union (FCU) Bylaws into NCUA regulations. This change clarifies NCUA's ability to use a range of enforcement authorities, in appropriate cases, to enforce the FCU Bylaws. In addition, NCUA is adding a bylaw provision on director succession, an issue it has previously addressed in legal opinions, and is revising the introduction to the Bylaws to conform it to these changes.
Sunshine Act Meeting Agenda
Document Number: 07-2820
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2808
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice; Agency Holding the Meetings: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Document Number: 07-2802
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Iowa Disaster #IA-00008
Document Number: E7-10710
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-04
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Iowa (FEMA-1705-DR), dated 05/25/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 05/05/2007 through 05/07/2007. Effective Date: 05/25/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/24/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/25/2008.
Kansas Disaster Number KS-00018
Document Number: E7-10709
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-04
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-1699DR), dated 05/06/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding. Incident Period: 05/04/2007 through 05/18/2007. Effective Date: 05/25/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/05/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/06/2008.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-10708
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-04
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- 0155, Supplement to Claim of Person Outside the United States. Under the Social Security Amendments of 1983 (Pub. L. 98-21), which amended Section 202(t) of the Social Security Act, the Tier I or the O/ M (overall minimum) portion of an annuity and Medicare benefits payable under the Railroad Retirement Act to certain beneficiaries living outside the U.S., may be withheld effective January 1, 1985. The benefit withholding provision of Public Law 98-21 applies to divorced spouses, spouses, minor or disabled children, students, and survivors of railroad employees who (1) initially became eligible for Tier I amounts, O/M shares, and Medicare benefits after December 31, 1984; (2) are not U.S citizens or U.S. nationals; and (3) have resided outside the U.S for more than six consecutive months starting with the annuity beginning date. The benefit withholding provision does not apply, however to a beneficiary who is exempt under either a treaty obligation of the U.S., in effect on August 1, 1956, or a totalization agreement between the U.S. and the country in which the beneficiary resides, or to an individual who is exempt under other criteria specified in Public Law 98-21. RRB Form G-45, Supplement to Claim of Person Outside the United States, is currently used by the RRB to determine applicability of the withholding provision of Public Law 98-21. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Completion of Form G-45 is required to obtain or retain benefits. One response is required of each 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 13540 on March 22, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
HealthSharesTM
Document Number: E7-10700
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-04
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions