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

Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E7-14829
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, and in accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, the Commission is seeking comment on possible priority policy issues for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2008.
Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of June 27-28, 2007
Document Number: E7-14785
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14775
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-14721
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-14720
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E7-14718
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E7-14717
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-14715
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on August 16, 2007. This meeting is a continuation of the discussion of training and experience implementation issues in the medical community, from the June 12, 2007, ACMUI meeting. The meeting will be a discussion of various items related to the training and experience criteria in 10 CFR part 35, to include, but not limited to: the preceptor statement and the issue of the non-availability of preceptors; radiation safety officer requirements; and the grandfathering of diplomates. A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be obtained at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/ agenda or by contacting Ashley M. Tull at the contact information below.
In the Matter of Certain Voltage Regulators, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination To Review Portions of a Final Initial Determination of Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding
Document Number: E7-14709
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review portions of the final Initial Determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding Administrative Law Judge (``ALJ'').
Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: E7-14691
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.
China: Government Policies Affecting U.S. Trade in Selected Sectors
Document Number: E7-14687
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of a request dated May 23, 2007 (received 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 U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-491, China: Government Policies Affecting U.S. Trade in Selected Sectors, for the purpose of preparing the second report.
Compassionate Allowances
Document Number: E7-14686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (the Act), we pay benefits to individuals who meet our rules for entitlement and have medically determinable physical or mental impairments that are severe enough to meet the definition of disability in the Act. The rules for determining disability can be very complicated, but some individuals have such serious medical conditions that their conditions obviously meet our disability standards. To address these individuals' needs, we strive to provide not only responsive, but also compassionate, public service that ensures the most severely disabled in our society who meet the Act's requirements are awarded benefits quickly. To that end, we are investigating methods of making ``compassionate allowances'' by quickly identifying individuals with obvious disabilities. The purpose of this notice is to give you an opportunity to send us comments about what standards we should use for compassionate allowances, methods we might use to identify compassionate allowances, and suggestions for how to implement those standards and methods.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-3757
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-3744
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 07-3734
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 1, 2007, the Commission submitted to the Congress amendments to the sentencing guidelines and official commentary, which become effective on November 1, 2007, unless Congress acts to the contrary. Such amendments and the reasons for amendment subsequently were published in the Federal Register. 72 FR 28558 (May 21, 2007). Two of the amendments, specifically Amendment 9 pertaining to offenses involving cocaine base (``crack'') and Amendment 12 pertaining to certain criminal history rules, have the effect of lowering guideline ranges. The Commission requests comment regarding whether either amendment should be included in subsection (c) of Sec. 1B1.10 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Amended Guideline Range (Policy Statement)) as amendments that may be applied retroactively to previously sentenced defendants. The Commission also requests comment regarding whether, if it amends Sec. 1B1.10(c) to include either amendment, it also should amend Sec. 1B1.10 to provide guidance to the courts on the procedure to be used when applying an amendment retroactively under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-3722
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 29002 and no substantial comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice.
Social Security Ruling, SSR 07-01p; Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Visual Field Loss Using Automated Static Threshold Perimetry
Document Number: 07-3708
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of Social Security Ruling, SSR 07-01p. This Ruling clarifies how we use automated static threshold perimetry to determine statutory blindness based on visual field loss.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-14711
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Virginia State Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-14670
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
MONY Life Insurance Company of America, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-14663
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-14656
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-14655
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Invitation to the Public To Collaborate in Furtherance of Our Agency's Strategic Plan
Document Number: E7-14653
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation'') through this notice informs the public of its policy of inviting potential collaborators to work with the Corporation in achieving the goals set out in its strategic plan. It includes the Corporation's mission statement and a description of the strategic goals and implementation steps that the agency intends on following. This is not a notice of available grant funding or an invitation to apply for grant funding or other financial or material support.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14630
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14629
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14628
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Tennessee Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-14609
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14563
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Individually Quick Frozen Red Raspberries From Chile
Document Number: E7-14554
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The subject five-year review was initiated in June 2007 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on individually quick frozen red raspberries from Chile would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. On July 20, 2007, the Department of Commerce published notice that it was revoking the order effective July 9, 2007, ``{b{time} ecause the domestic interested parties did not participate in this review'' (72 FR 39793). Accordingly, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), the subject review is terminated.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-3721
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-3717
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.; Notice of Publication of Confirmatory Order and Opportunity for Hearing
Document Number: 07-3702
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 07-3699
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0055, Privacy of Consumer Financial Information
Document Number: 07-3698
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden; it includes the actual data collection instruments [if any].
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0054, Establishing Procedures for Entities Operating as Exempt Markets
Document Number: 07-3697
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected costs and burden; it includes the actual data collection instruments [if any].
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 07-3696
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Notice of Open Meeting To Prepare Report to Congress; Advisory Committee: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Document Number: 07-3691
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairwoman 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 U.S.-China economic and security relationship. The mandate specifically charges the Commission to prepare a report to the Congress ``regarding the national security implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China * * * [that] shall include a full analysis, along with conclusions and recommendations for legislative and administrative actions * * *.'' Purpose of Meeting: Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will meet in Washington, DC on August 1 and 2, 2007, to consider drafts of material for its 2007 End-of-Year Report to Congress that have been prepared for its consideration by the Commission staff, and to make modifications to those drafts that Commission members believe are needed. Topics to be Discussed: The Commissioners will be considering draft Report sections addressing the following topics: The United States-China trade and economic relationship, including the relationship's current status, significant changes during 2007, the control of China's economy by its government, and the effect of that control on the United States, China's Military Modernization, China's Energy and Environmental Policies and Activities, including the strategic impact of these policies and activities on the United States and the world and prospects for addressing the effects of China's energy consumption. Date and Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2007 (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Thursday, August 2, 2007 (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Eastern Daylight Time. Place of Meeting: The meetings will occur in Conference Room 333 of the Hall of the States located at 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. Public seating is limited, and will be available on a ``first-come, first-served'' basis. Advance reservations are not required. Required Accessibility Statement: The entirety of these Commission editorial and drafting meetings will be open to the public. The Commission may recess the public editorial/drafting meetings to address administrative issues in closed session.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: E7-14597
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Vermont Disaster # VT-00004
Document Number: E7-14591
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Vermont dated 07/23/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 07/09/2007 through 07/11/2007. Effective Date: 07/23/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/21/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/23/2008.
Massachusetts Disaster # MA-00011
Document Number: E7-14590
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts dated 07/23/2007. Incident: Bernat Mill Complex Fire. Incident Period: 07/21/2007. Effective Date: 07/23/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/21/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/23/2008.
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on Model Safety Evaluation on Technical Specification Improvement To Revise MTC Surveillance for Startup Test Activity Reduction (STAR) Program (WCAP-16011)
Document Number: E7-14573
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model safety evaluation (SE) relating to the modification of technical specification (TS) moderator temperature coefficient (MTC) surveillance requirements (SR) associated with implementation of WCAP-16011-P-A, ``Startup Test Activity Reduction (STAR) Program.'' The NRC staff has also prepared a model license amendment request and a model no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination relating to this matter. The purpose of these models are to permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments that propose to modify TS MTC surveillance requirements for implementing the STAR Program. Licensees of nuclear power reactors to which the models apply could then request amendments, confirming the applicability of the SE and NSHC determination to their reactors. The NRC staff is requesting comment on the model SE and model NSHC determination prior to announcing their availability for referencing in license amendment applications.
Request To Amend a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: E7-14566
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Procurement List Additions and Deletions
Document Number: E7-14522
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds to the Procurement List 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.