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

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Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-13620
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: E7-13614
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds to the Procurement List a product and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List services previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletion
Document Number: E7-13613
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List a service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete a service previously furnished by such agencies. Comments must be received on or before: August 12, 2007.
National Science Board; Committee on Programs and Plans; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice
Document Number: E7-13577
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Raymond A. Crandall; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-13539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received and requests public comment on a petition for rulemaking dated May 17, 2007, filed by Raymond A. Crandall (petitioner). The petition was docketed by the NRC and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-50-87. The petitioner is requesting that the NRC amend the regulations that govern domestic licensing of production and utilization facilities to eliminate the specific criteria related to the radiological doses for control room habitability at nuclear power plants. The petitioner believes that the current deterministic radiological dose requirements for control room habitability have resulted in several negative safety consequences, including an increased risk to public safety.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E7-13530
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E7-13529
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain High-Brightness Light Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same Notice of Commission Decision To Reverse-In-Part and Modify-In-Part a Final Initial Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order; and Termination of the Investigation.
Document Number: E7-13495
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to reverse-in-part and modify-in-part a final initial determination (``ID'') of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') finding a violation of section 337 by the respondent's products in the above-captioned investigation, and has issued a limited exclusion order directed against products of respondent Epistar Corporation (``Epistar'') of Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Applications for Consent to the Transfer of Control of Licenses, XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., Transferor, to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., Transferee
Document Number: E7-13485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. submitted applications seeking permission to transfer control of Commission licenses and authorizations held by XM and Sirius to a single, combined entity. The proposed transfer conflicts with language which prohibits such a combination in an earlier Commission order. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') seeks comment on whether the language in question constitutes a binding Commission rule and, if so, whether the Commission should waive, modify, or repeal the prohibition in the event that the Commission determines that the proposed merger, on balance, would serve the public interest.
Recommendations of the Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks
Document Number: E7-13488
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) directs the Public Safety and Homeland Security (PSHSB) to implement several of the recommendations made by the Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks (Katrina Panel). The Commission also adopts rules requiring some communications providers to have emergency/back-up power and to conduct analyses and submit reports on the redundancy and resiliency of their 911 and E911 networks. Finally, the Commission extended limited regulatory relief from Section 272 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, accorded last year by the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB).
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-3352
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collection to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for USAID, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Cottonwood, Redding, and Shasta Lake, CA
Document Number: E7-13487
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The staff grants a counterproposal filed by Michael Birdsill to allot Channel 221A to Cottonwood, California, as a first local aural service, and a counterproposal filed by Educational Media Foundation to allot Channel 224A to Shasta Lake, California, as a third local service. It denies rulemaking petitions filed by Linda Davidson and Paul Barth to allot Channel 221A to Redding, California, as a tenth local service, and a counterproposal filed by Wild Thing Broadcasters to allot Channel 221C3 at Cottonwood. With this action, the proceeding is terminated. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Converse, Flatonia, Georgetown, Goldthwaite, Ingram, Junction, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Llano, McQueeney, Nolanville, San Antonio, Waco, TX
Document Number: E7-13486
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The respective Counterproposals in these two proceedings set forth mutually exclusive proposals at Llano, Texas. Therefore, it was necessary to consolidate MB Docket No. 05-112 and MB Docket No. 05-151. In response to the Counterproposal filed by Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd., this document allots Channel 297A to Goldthwaite, Texas, as a first local service. The reference coordinates for the Channel 297A allotment at Goldthwaite, Texas, are 31-30-00 and 98-42- 23. With this action, both MB Docket No. 05-112 and MB Docket No. 05- 151 are terminated.
Community Reinvestment Act; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment; Notice
Document Number: 07-3223
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The staffs of the OCC, the Board, the FDIC, and OTS (collectively, the ``agencies'') have combined three previously adopted publications of informal staff guidance answering questions regarding community reinvestment (Interagency Questions and Answers). The Interagency Questions and Answers address frequently asked questions about community reinvestment to assist agency personnel, financial institutions, and the public. The agencies are proposing nine new questions and answers, as well as substantive and technical revisions to the existing Interagency Questions and Answers. Among the proposed new questions and answers is one that addresses activities engaged in by a majority-owned financial institution with a minority-or women- owned financial institution or a low-income credit union. In addition, three revisions are intended to encourage institutions to work with homeowners who are unable to make mortgage payments by highlighting that they can receive CRA consideration for foreclosure prevention programs for low- and moderate-income homeowners, consistent with the interagency Statement on Working with Mortgage Borrowers issued April 17, 2007. Public comment is invited on the proposed new and revised questions and answers, as well as any other community reinvestment issues.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-13423
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-13422
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-13413
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
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 a revision to a currently approved collection of information: 3220-0138, Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire consisting of Form AA-4, Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire. 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. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. In order to receive an age and service annuity, Section 2(e)(3) states that an applicant must stop all railroad work and give up any rights to return to such work. However, applicants are not required to stop non-railroad work or self-employment. The RRB considers some work claimed as ``self-employment'' to actually be employment for an employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances of each case. These circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR part 216. Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, an applicant is no longer required to stop work for a ``Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer'' (LPE). However, section 2(f)(6) of the RRA requires that a portion of the employee's Tier II benefit and supplemental annuity be deducted for earnings from a ``LPE'' employer. ``LPE'' is defined as the last person, company or institution with whom the employee or spouse applicant was employed concurrently with, or after, the applicant's last railroad employment and before their annuity beginning date. If a spouse never worked for a railroad, the LPE employer is the last person for whom he or she worked. The RRB utilizes Form AA-4, Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire, when an applicant claims to be self-employed to obtain information needed to determine if the applicant's work is LPE, railroad service or self-employment. If the work is self-employment, the questionnaire identifies any months in which the applicant did not perform substantial service. The RRB proposes editorial and formatting changes to Form AA-4. Other non-burden impacting changes proposed include dividing current items containing multiple questions into separate items with Yes/No responses and skip patterns. Checklists have also been added to many items to obtain more standardized responses. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. If a respondent fails to complete Form AA-4, the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. The completion time for the form is estimated at 40 to 70 minutes. One response is received from each respondent. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 19555 on April 18, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-13411
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
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) for the following collection of information: 3220-0184, Earnings Information Request. 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. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable, or is reduced for any month(s) in which the beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. The provisions relating to the reduction or non-payment of annuities by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR part 230. To obtain the information needed to determine if an annuity is not payable to an applicant because of earnings in excess of prescribed amounts, the RRB uses a series of basic application forms used to request specific information related to an annuitant's past, present and future earnings. To determine information needed for determining reductions in, or non-payment of, annuities currently being paid to annuitants, the RRB primarily relies on earnings information received from the Social Security Administration under the terms of a computer matching agreements. The RRB utilizes Form G-19-F, Earnings Information Request, to obtain earnings information that either had not been previously reported or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. In order to enhance program integrity, the RRB proposes to revise Form G-19-F to expand a current item that requests information about the annuitant's employer to include the employer's identification number (EID). Other minor non- burden impacting editorial changes are also proposed. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. If a respondent fails to complete the form, the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. One response is required from a respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 20390 on April 24, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-13406
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E7-13405
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-13404
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Acceptance From Foreign Private Issuers of Financial Statements Prepared in Accordance With International Financial Reporting Standards Without Reconciliation to U.S. GAAP
Document Number: E7-13163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing to accept from foreign private issuers their financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (``IFRS'') as published by the International Accounting Standards Board (``IASB'') without reconciliation to generally accepted accounting principles (``GAAP'') as used in the United States. To implement this, we propose amendments to Form 20-F and conforming changes to Regulation S-X to accept financial statements prepared in accordance with the English language version of IFRS as published by the IASB without reconciliation to U.S. GAAP when contained in the filings of foreign private issuers with the Commission. We also are proposing conforming amendments to other regulations, forms and rules under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act. Current requirements regarding the reconciliation to U.S. GAAP will not change for a foreign private issuer that uses a basis of accounting other than the English language version of IFRS as published by the IASB.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notices
Document Number: 07-3404
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-3394
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Mississippi River Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-3391
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-3353
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collection to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for USAID, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Amendment of Limitation of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric
Document Number: E7-13380
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Exemption of Compensatory Employee Stock Options From Registration Under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Document Number: E7-13324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing two exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for compensatory employee stock options. The first exemption would be available to issuers that are not required to file periodic reports under the Exchange Act. The proposed exemption would apply only to the issuer's compensatory employee stock options and would not extend to the class of securities underlying those options. The second exemption would be available to issuers that are required to file those reports because they have registered under Exchange Act Section 12 the class of securities underlying the compensatory employee stock options.
Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material; Solicitation of Issue Proposals
Document Number: E7-13318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are jointly seeking proposed issues or identified problems with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (referred to as TS-R-1). Proposed issues or identified problems that are submitted by the United States and other IAEA member states and International Organizations might necessitate subsequent domestic compatibility rulemakings by both NRC and DOT.
Eric Epstein, Three Mile Island Alert, Inc.; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-13316
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing for public comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking, dated April 11, 2007, which was filed with the Commission by Eric Epstein. The petition was docketed by the NRC on April 17, 2007, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-50-85. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations regarding emergency preparedness to require that all host school pick-up centers be at a minimum distance of five to ten miles beyond the radiation plume exposure boundary zone to ensure that all school children are protected in the event of a radiological emergency.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-13314
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions