Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks To Refresh the Record on Lifeline and Link-Up
By this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) seeks to refresh the record on issues raised in the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 69 FR 34629, June 22, 2004, in the Lifeline and Link-Up docket. In that docket, the Commission sought comment on whether the income-based criterion in the federal default eligibility criteria should be increased to 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) to make phone service affordable to more low-income individuals and families. The Commission also sought to explore whether adoption of rules governing the advertisement of the Lifeline/Link-Up program, as opposed to guidelines, would strengthen the operation of these programs.
Commercial Availability of Bidirectional Navigation Devices (“Two-Way Plug-and-Play”)
In this document, the Commission takes steps to ensure that equipment used to access video programming and other services offered by cable television systems are available to consumers at retail. Specifically, the Commission seeks comment on proposed standards for this bidirectional capability, the absence of which may discourage some consumers from investing in new digital equipment. The Commission also seeks comment on whether any rules adopted in this proceeding should apply to non-cable Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (``MVPDs'').
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Uranium Milling Facilities
The NRC announces its intent to prepare a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and NRC's NEPA implementing regulations contained in 10 CFR Part 51. The GEIS will assess the potential environmental impacts associated with uranium recovery at milling facilities employing the in-situ leach (ISL) process. The GEIS may also assess the potential environmental impacts of alternative methods of uranium recovery (including the conventional milling process).
Amendment to the 2007 Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Nicaragua under the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)
This notice reduces the 2007 TPL for Nicaragua to 97,584,339 square meters equivalent to account for the shortfall in meeting the one-to-one commitment for cotton and man-made fiber woven trousers exported from Nicaragua to the United States.
Insurance Requirement for Maximum Probable Loss (MPL) With Respect to Launch of Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) ALV-X1 Suborbital Launch Vehicle at Wallops Flight Facility
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2458c(b)(2)(B). Per statute, NASA is required to publish the amount of insurance required when a party to an agreement between the Administration and the party, made for the purpose of developing new technology for an experimental aerospace vehicle, has requested indemnification. For the demonstration launch of ATK's new suborbital ALV-X1 launch vehicle at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, carrying experimental aerospace vehicle payloads, as defined in 42 U.S.C. 2458c(d)(3), scheduled for the 1st quarter of Fiscal Year 2008, the Administrator has determined the maximum probable loss to be $15.4 million for Government property, $180,000 for 3rd party property, and $9 million for 3rd party personnel. As a condition for indemnification, analogous to that required by the Commercial Space Launch Act, ATK is required to carry insurance to cover the MPL. Per statute, conditional indemnification may only be provided upon ATK's successful passage of a NASA safety review, and certification of adequate insurance coverage.
Practices and Procedures
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is amending its rules of practice and procedure in this part to reflect the relocation of its Western Regional Office.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license worldwide to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 7,179,217, entitled ``Apparatus for Enhancing Tissue Repair in Mammals'', to Regenetech, Inc., having its principal place of business in Houston, Texas. The patent is jointly owned by NASA and Regenetech. The NASA-owned patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).
Fiscal Year 2007 Program for Systematic Review of Commission Regulations; Request for Comments and Information
The Consumer Product Safety Commission staff (CPSC or Commission) announces the fiscal year 2007 program for systematic review of current CPSC substantive regulations to ensure, to the maximum practical extent, consistency among them and with respect to accomplishing program goals. In fiscal year 2007, the following two regulations will be evaluated: Ban of Unstable Refuse Bins, 16 CFR part 1301; and Requirements for Pacifiers, 16 CFR part 1511. The primary purpose of the review is to assess the degree to which the regulations under review remain consistent with the Commission's program policies. In addition, each regulation will be examined with respect to the extent that it is current and relevant to CPSC program goals. Attention will also be given to whether the regulations can be streamlined, if possible, to minimize regulatory burdens, especially on small entities. To the degree consistent with other Commission priorities and subject to the availability of personnel and fiscal resources, specific regulatory or other projects may be undertaken in response to the results of the review. The Commission staff solicits written comments from interested persons concerning the designated regulations' currentness and consistency with Commission policies and goals, and suggestions for streamlining where appropriate. In so doing, commenters are requested to specifically address how their suggestions for change could be accomplished within the statutory frameworks for Commission action under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), 15 U.S.C. 2051-2084, and the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), 15 U.S.C. 1261-1278.
Hot-Rolled Steel Products From the Netherlands
On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') initiated and the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') instituted a five-year review concerning the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel products (``hot-rolled steel'') from the Netherlands. 71 FR 43443 and 71 FR 43521. However, on May 4, 2007, Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of the implementation of the findings of the World Trade Organization Panel under section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and the revocation of the antidumping duty order concerning hot-rolled steel from the Netherlands effective April 23, 2007. 72 FR 25261. On June 27, 2007, Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of its final results of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from the Netherlands. 72 FR 35220. In that notice, Commerce determined that a finding of likelihood in a sunset review ``presumes the existence of an antidumping duty order currently in force, which is manifestly not the case here. Consequently, in the absence of an order currently in force, the Department cannot make a finding that it is likely that dumping will continue or recur if the order is revoked.'' 72 FR 35221. Commerce further stated that it was revoking the antidumping duty order on hot- rolled steel from the Netherlands effective November 29, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the date of publication of the order. Accordingly, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), the five-year review of the antidumping duty order concerning hot-rolled steel from the Netherlands (investigation No. 731-TA-903 (Review)) is terminated.
In the Matter of American Pad & Paper Co., The CattleSale Co., CHS Electronics, Inc., Cypost Corp., Gen-ID Lab Services, Inc., Global Business Information Directory, Inc., Golf Communities of America, Inc., GSL Holdings, Inc., Industrial Rubber Innovations, Inc., Instapay Systems, Inc., Midland, Inc., Orbit Brands Corp., Signal Apparel Co., Inc., and United Specialties, Inc., (n/k/a WaterColor Holdings, Inc.) File No. 500-1; Order of Suspension of Trading
90 Days of Public Comment and Hearing for Draft Rules Governing Judicial Conduct and Disability Proceedings
The Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability has released draft Rules Governing Judicial Conduct and Disability Proceedings for public comment and notice of hearing.
Election of Multiemployer Plan Status
This Notice establishes implementing procedures for a special election concerning multiemployer plan status that may be made under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Under these procedures, an eligible plan may elect to be a multiemployer plan for all purposes under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook-Individual Procurement Action Reports (NF 507)
This final rule amends NASA regulations by removing from NASA grant officers responsibility for submitting Individual Procurement Action Reports (NF 507) for all grant and cooperative agreement actions. This rule also removes the ``Individual Procurement Action Report (NASA Form 507)''.
National Endowment for the Arts; Proposed Collection: Comment Request
The National Endowment for the Arts, 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 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(A)]. This program helps 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. Currently, the National Endowment for the Arts, on behalf of the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, is soliciting comments concerning renewal of the Application for Indemnification. A copy of this collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice.
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.
Pennsylvania Disaster #PA-00010
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania dated 07/12/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 07/05/2007. Effective Date: 07/12/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/10/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/14/2008.
Kansas Disaster Number KS-00022
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1711-DR), dated 07/05/ 2007. Incident: Severe storms and flooding. Incident Period: 06/26/2007 and continuing. Effective Date: 07/13/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/04/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/07/2008.
Kansas Disaster Number KS-00018
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 06/01/2007. Effective Date: 07/13/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/06/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/06/2008.
Oklahoma Disaster Number OK-00012
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA-1712-DR), dated 07/07/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms, flooding, and tornadoes. Incident Period: 06/10/2007 and continuing. Effective Date: 07/13/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/05/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/07/2008.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Protection Subcommittee; Meeting
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary Protection Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Debt Collection Procedures
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is issuing final regulations concerning the procedures used to collect debts that are owed to the NLRB. These final regulations conform to the legislative changes enacted in the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA) and the amended procedures presented in the Federal Claims Collection Standards (FCCS) issued by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). This final action is intended to improve the NLRB's collection of debts owed to the United States.
Submission for OMB Review; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning Subcontractor Payments. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 19187, April 17, 2007. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, 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; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 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.