U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba: Certain Economic Effects of U.S. Restrictions
Following receipt of a letter on June 18, 2007, from the Committee on Finance of the United States Senate (Committee), the Commission has extended to July 12, 2007, the date for transmitting its report to the Committee in investigation No. 332-489, U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba: Certain Economic Effects of U.S. Restrictions.
Award Fee Administrative Changes
This final rule makes administrative changes to the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to clarify the requirements for award fee evaluation factors and to add a requirement for a documented cost/benefit analysis when an award fee contract is used.
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, evaluate, and report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on July 12-13, 2007 on ``China's Proliferation and the Impact of Trade Policy on Defense Industries in the United States and China.''
Procurement List (Proposed Addition)
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List products to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Addition and Deletions
This action adds to the Procurement List a product to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List products and services previously furnished by such agencies.
FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN); Notice of Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, which will be held in Washington, DC. The Advisory Committee will provide advice and recommendations on initiatives to expand access to banking services by underserved populations.
Notice of Actions Taken at June 13, 2007 Meeting
At a public hearing held on June 13, 2007 in North East, MD, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission approved certain water resources projects, accepted a settlement proposal, and incorporated two projects into the SRBC Comprehensive Plan, as described in the Supplementary Information section below. In other meeting action, the Commission heard informational presentations on: (1) The 2007 migratory fish runs through the fish passage facilities located at the lower Susquehanna River hydroelectric projects, (2) a Coastal Plain Aquifer Study being led by the U.S. Geological Survey Maryland District, and (3) hydrologic conditions in the basin indicating the occurrence of dry conditions during the month of May. The Commission also adopted the FY-2009 budget, elected Commission officers for FY-2008, approved/ratified several grants and contracts, and presented the SRBC Maurice K. Goddard Award to William A. Gast of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection. For further meeting details, visit the Commission's Web site at http://www.srbc.net.
United States Section; Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Improvements to the Donna-Brownsville Levee System, in the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, Texas
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality Final Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508), and the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission's (USIBWC) Operational Procedures for Implementing Section 102 of NEPA, published in the Federal Register September 2, 1981, (46 FR 44083); the USIBWC hereby gives notice that the Draft Environmental Assessment and FONSI for Improvements to the Donna-Brownsville Levee System, in the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project, located in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, Texas, are available. An environmental impact statement will not be prepared unless additional information which may affect this decision is brought to our attention within 30-days from the date of this Notice.
Rules of Practice Before the Board of Contract Appeals
The Postal Service is amending its rules regarding small claims (expedited) and accelerated proceedings before the Board of Contract Appeals.
Revised Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. Sec. 4321-4347, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), GSA Order PBS P 1095.1F (Environmental considerations in decision-making, dated October 19, 1999), and the GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide, GSA is revising its June 7, 2005, notice of intent announcing the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths West Campus (St. Elizabeths) in Southeast Washington, DC. The initial notice of intent defined the purpose of the proposed action as ``develop[ing] secure office space in the District of Columbia to accommodate substantial Federal operations.'' Since that notice was issued, GSA has identified a specific tenant for this site. Accordingly, the primary purpose of the proposed action is now defined as ``developing secure office space in the District of Columbia to house the consolidated headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Components, including the United States Coast Guard, in accordance with the DHS National Capital Region housing plan.'' GSA has initiated consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 470f, for the proposed redevelopment.
Notice of Availability to Distribute a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction of a New Border Station Facility in Derby Line, Vermont
The General Services Administration (GSA) announces its intent to distribute a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 USC 4321-4347 (NEPA) to assess the potential impacts of the construction of a New Border Station Facility in Derby Line, Vermont (the ``Proposed Action''). At the request of Customs andBorder Protection (CBP), the GSA is proposing to construct a new border station facility which meets their needs, and the design requirements of the GSA. The existing facilities are undersized and obsolete, and consequently incapable of providing the level of security now required. The Proposed Action has been defined and includes: (a) identification of land requirements, including acquisition of adjoining land; (b) demolition of existing government structures at the border station; (c) construction of a main administration building and ancillary support buildings; and (d) consequent potential alterations to secondary roads. Studied alternatives have identified alternative locations for the components of the border station including the main administration and ancillary support buildings, the associated roadway network and parking. A No Action alternative has also been studied and evaluates the consequences of not constructing the new border station facility. This alternative has been included to provide a basis for comparison to the action alternatives described above as required by NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1002.14(d)).
Guidance for Electronic Submissions to the NRC; Report Available for Comment
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission currently has three separate documents providing guidance to the public on how to submit documents electronically to the agency. The NRC has consolidated these documents into one guidance document and is issuing it for public comment. This guidance contains a new chapter providing guidance for Combined License Application (COLA) submittals. Its provisions pertaining to electronic filings in adjudications (other than the high level waste repository licensing proceeding and the Vogtle early site permit proceeding) are not to be used until the Commission issues its final rule on the subject.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Crede, Fort Collins, Westcliffe and Wheat Ridge, CO
This document dismisses an Application for Review filed by Meadowlark Group, Inc. directed to the Memorandum Opinion and Order in this proceeding. With this action, the proceeding is terminated.
In the Matter of Certain Male Prophylactic Devices; Notice of Commission Determination To Reverse an Initial Determination of the Administrative Law Judge That Section 337 Has Been Violated; Termination of Investigation With a Finding of No Violation of Section 337
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to reverse the presiding administrative law judge's finding of violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act, as amended, and has terminated the investigation with a finding of no violation of section 337.
Submission for OMB Review-Comment Request
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the Agency is preparing an information collection request for OMB review and approval and to request public review and comment on the submission. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of the Agency's burden estimate, practical utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and on ways to minimize the reporting burden, including automated collection techniques and uses of other forms of technology. The proposed form, OMB control number 3420-0001, under review is summarized below.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Rights in Data and Copyrights; Correction
This notice is issued to correct the annual recordkeeping burden published for Information Collection Number 9000-0090, Rights in Data and Copyrights, in the Federal Register at 72 FR 28687, May 22, 2007.
Interim Electronic Filing Procedures for Certain Commission Filings
In this document, the Commission rescinds the procedures it adopted in 2001 on an emergency, interim basis to require the filing or re-filing of certain documents electronically (i.e., by facsimile or e- mail), by overnight delivery, or by hand delivery to the Commission's Capitol Heights, Maryland location. Filings will no longer be accepted by e-mail or facsimile, unless specifically authorized by the Commission's rules.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
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.
Federal Travel Regulation; Relocation Allowances-Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes
The General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP), plans to establish the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Standard Mileage Rate for moving purposes as the rate at which agencies will reimburse an employee for using a privately owned vehicle (POV) for relocation. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's website at http://www.gsa.gov/ftr.
China: Description of Selected Government Practices and Policies Affecting Decision-Making in the Economy
Following receipt of a request on May 29, 2007, from the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives (Committee) for a series of three reports under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. (332(g)) on U.S.-China trade, the Commission instituted investigation No. 332-492, China: Description of Selected Government Practices and Policies Affecting Decision-Making in the Economy, for the purpose of preparing the first report.
Conforming Administrative Changes
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making conforming changes to citations in the regulatory text. This action is necessary to inform the public of these conforming changes to NRC regulations.
Organization of Agreement States, Petition for Rulemaking, Meeting
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking dated November 3, 2005, which was filed with the Commission by Barbara Hamrick, Chair, Organization of Agreement States (OAS). The petition was docketed by the NRC on November 16, 2005, and has been assigned docket number PRM-34-06. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to require that an individual receive at least 40 hours of radiation safety training before using sources of radiation for industrial radiography, by revising the requirements for at least two qualified individuals to be present at a temporary job site, and by clarifying how many individuals are required to meet surveillance requirements. The petitioner also requests that NUREG-1556, Volume 2, be revised to reflect the proposed amendments. As part of the petition for rulemaking review process, the NRC will hold a transcribed public meeting with the petitioner to obtain information about two specific issues relative to the petition. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may participate.