Laminated Woven Sacks From China
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-450 and 731-TA-1122 (Preliminary) under section 703(a) (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a)) and section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 imports from China of laminated woven sacks, provided for in subheading 6305.33.0020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation pursuant to section 702(c)(1)(B) or 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671a(c)(1)(B) or 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by August 13, 2007. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by August 20, 2007. For further information concerning the conduct of these investigations 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 and B (19 CFR part 207).
National Endowment for the Arts; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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. This program helps to ensure that requested data is 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 is properly assessed. Currently, the NEA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection of: Blanket Justification for NEA Funding Application Guidelines and Reporting Requirements. A copy of the current information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice.
Commission Agenda, Priorities and Strategic Plan; Request for Comments
The staff of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is requesting interested parties to comment about the CPSC's agenda and priorities for Commission attention during fiscal year 2009, which begins October 1, 2008, and about revisions to its current strategic plan, the revised version of which will be submitted to Congress in the fall of 2007 pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Written comments concerning the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2009 and revisions to the strategic plan become part of the public record.
Notice of Applications for Deregistration under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On May 31, 2007, applicant made its final liquidating distribution to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Applicant incurred no expenses in connection with the liquidation. Filing Dates: The application was filed on June 6, 2007, and amended on June 25, 2007. Applicant's Address: 1401 Woodsong Dr., Hendersonville, NC 28791.
Privacy Act of 1974; Announcement of Systems of Records
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is publishing notice of two new systems of records, CPSC-25, FOIA Express System of Records (FOIAXpress) and CPSC-26, Learning Management System. Comments must be received on or before September 4, 2007.
Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Additional Comment on Promoting Deployment and Subscribership in Underserved Areas, Including “Near Reservation” Areas
In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) seeks additional comment on issues raised in the above docket related to what constitutes a ``near reservation'' area for federal Lifeline and Link-Up support purposes.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Elberton and Union Point, GA
In response to a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (``Notice''), this Report and Order dismisses a rulemaking petition requesting that Channel 286A, FM Station WEHR, Elberton, Georgia, be upgraded to Channel 286C2 and reallotted to Union Point, Georgia, and the license of Station WEHR be modified accordingly. Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting Company, LLC (``GCR''), the licensee of Station WEHR, requested Commission approval for the withdrawal of its underlying Petition for Rule Making for MB Docket No. 05-191. GCR filed a declaration that neither it nor any of its principals has been offered or received any consideration in connection with the withdrawal of its Petition for Rule Making in this proceeding.
Electronic Fund Transfers
The Board is amending Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation. Regulation E requires that financial institutions make a receipt available at the time a consumer initiates an electronic fund transfer (EFT) at an electronic terminal. The final rule creates an exception from this requirement for EFTs of $15 or less.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Akron and Denver, CO
This document grants a petition for rulemaking filed by Akron Broadcasting Company (``Petitioner''), seeking to amend the FM Table of Allotments by allotting Channel 279C1 at Akron, Colorado, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Channel 279C1 is allotted at Akron, Colorado, at Petitioner's requested site 24.5 kilometers (15.2 miles) southeast of the community at coordinates 40- 03-28 NL and 102-57-35 WL.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-032, Small Business Size Rerepresentation
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Small Business Administration's (SBA) final rule published on November 15, 2006 (71 FR 66434), entitled ``Small Business Size Regulations; Size for Purposes of Government-wide Acquisition Contracts, Multiple Award Schedule Contracts and Other Long-Term Contracts; 8(a) Business Development/Small Disadvantaged Business; Business Status Determinations.'' The purpose of the SBA rule is to improve the accuracy of small business size status reporting over the life of certain contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-18; Small Entity Compliance Guide
This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-18 which amends the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to the rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-18 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-18; Introduction
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-18. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/.
Revisions to Rule 144 and Rule 145 to Shorten Holding Period for Affiliates and Non-Affiliates
Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933 creates a safe harbor for the sale of securities under the exemption set forth in Section 4(1) of the Securities Act. We are proposing a six-month holding period requirement under Rule 144 for ``restricted securities'' of companies that are subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The proposed six-month holding period for restricted securities of reporting companies would be extended, for up to an additional six months, by the amount of time during which the security holder has engaged in hedging transactions. Restricted securities of companies that are not subject to the Exchange Act reporting requirements would continue to be subject to a one-year holding period prior to any public resale. We also propose to substantially reduce the restrictions on the resale of securities by non-affiliates. In addition, we propose to simplify the Preliminary Note to Rule 144, eliminate the manner of sale restrictions with respect to debt securities, increase the Form 144 filing thresholds, and codify several staff interpretive positions that relate to Rule 144. We also solicit comment on how best to coordinate Form 144 and Form 4 filing requirements. Finally, we propose amendments to Securities Act Rule 145, which establishes resale limitations on certain persons who acquire securities in business combination transactions, to eliminate the presumptive underwriter position in Rule 145(c), except for transactions involving a shell company, and to revise the resale requirements in Rule 145(d). We believe that the proposed changes will increase the liquidity of privately sold securities and decrease the cost of capital for all companies without compromising investor protection.
Board of Contract Appeals; BCA Case 2006-61-1; Rules of Procedure of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
This document contains the rules of procedure of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (Board), which will govern all proceedings before the Board. The Board was established within GSA by section 847 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 to hear and decide contract disputes between Government contractors and Executive agencies (other than the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States Postal Service, the Postal Rate Commission, and the Tennessee Valley Authority) under the provisions of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 and regulations and rules issued thereunder. Effective January 6, 2007, boards of contract appeals that existed at the General Services Administration and the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs were terminated, and their cases were transferred to the new Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. The Board has jurisdiction as provided by section 8(d) of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978, 41 U.S.C. 607(d). In addition, the Board will conduct proceedings as required or permitted under other statutes or regulations. The Board intends to issue final, revised rules after considering all comments on the interim rule.
Regulation SHO and Rule 10a-1
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is amending the short sale price test under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''). The amendments are intended to provide a more consistent regulatory environment for short selling by removing restrictions on the execution prices of short sales (``price tests'' or ``price test restrictions''), as well as prohibiting any self- regulatory organization (``SRO'') from having a price test. In addition, the Commission is amending Regulation SHO to remove the requirement that a broker-dealer mark a sell order of an equity security as ``short exempt,'' if the seller is relying on an exception from a price test.
NUREG-1556, Volume 13, Revision 1, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses Program-Specific Guidance About Commercial Radiopharmacy Licenses”; Draft Guidance Document for Comment
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has amended its regulations to include jurisdiction over certain radium sources, accelerator-produced radioactive materials, and certain naturally occurring radioactive material, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), which was signed into law on August 8, 2005. The EPAct expanded the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 definition of byproduct material to include these radioactive materials. Subsequently, these radioactive materials were placed under NRC's regulatory authority. NRC is revising its regulations to provide a regulatory framework that includes these newly added radioactive materials. See SECY-07-0062, ``Final Rule: Requirements for Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material,'' dated April 3, 2007, for information on that rulemaking. Two licensing guidance documents in the NUREG-1556 series are being revised along with these new regulations to provide guidance related to the new requirements: (1) NUREG-1556, Volume 13, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials LicensesProgram-Specific Guidance About Commercial Radiopharmacy Licenses,'' and (2) NUREG-1556, Volume 9, Revision 2, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials LicensesProgram Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses.'' A new volume in the NUREG-1556 series has also been developed to address the production of radioactive material using an accelerator. This NUREG is entitled NUREG-1556, Volume 21, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials LicensesProgram-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive Material Using an Accelerator.'' This notice is announcing the availability of one of these three licensing guidance documents for public comment: NUREG-1556, Volume 13, Revision 1. NUREG-1556, Volume 9, Revision 2, will be available for public comment in the near future. NUREG-1556, Volume 21, was previously noticed for public comment in the Federal Register, on May 29, 2007 (72 FR 29555).
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From China, Korea, Mexico, and Turkey
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigation and commencement of preliminary phase countervailing duty investigation No. 701-TA-449 (Preliminary) under section 703(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 imports from China of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube, currently provided for in subheading 7306.61.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States,\1\ that are alleged to be subsidized by the Government of the People's Republic of China. The Commission also hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping investigations Nos. 731-TA-1118-1121 (Preliminary) under section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 imports from China, Korea, Mexico, and Turkey of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube, currently provided for in subheading 7306.61.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States,\1\ that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation pursuant to section 702(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach preliminary determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by Monday, August 13, 2007. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by Monday, August 20, 2007.
Protecting the Integrity of Social Security Numbers (SSNs)
SSA is proposing to change the way that we assign SSNs. We intend to eliminate the geographical significance of the first three digits of the SSN (the ``area number'') by no longer allocating entire area numbers for assignment to individuals in specific States. Instead, the SSN will be randomly assigned from the remaining pool of available SSNs, and the first three digits of the SSN will no longer have any geographical significance. We believe that by changing the way we assign the SSN we will ensure that there will be a reliable supply of SSNs for years to come. Additionally, we believe that this will also help reduce opportunities for identity theft and SSN fraud and misuse. We specifically invite comments to help us determine whether this change would have any unanticipated effects on the public.
Technical Amendments To Correct Cross-References; Correction
This document contains corrections to the final regulations published in the Federal Register of Thursday, March 29, 2007 (72 FR 14669). The regulations were intended to correct incorrect cross- references in the CFR.
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.
Early Identification and Intervention Demonstration Request for Applications; Program: Cooperative Agreements for Early Identification and Intervention Demonstrations (EIID); Program Announcement No. SSA-OPDR-07-01; Cancellation of Notice
This notice cancels a notice that the Social Security Administration published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2007, requesting applications for cooperative agreement funding to support projects that will design and implement effective, replicable, and sustainable models which will increase the number of children (birth to age 5) who receive developmental screening and improve the early identification of children with developmental delays and/or disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 212, ``Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions (other than clerical positions).'' NRC Form 212A, ``Qualifications Investigation, Secretarial/Clerical.'' 3. The form number if applicable: