Agencies and Commissions August 9, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-15610
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15609
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request use of a voluntary survey of museum visitors at each Presidential library. The information will provide feedback about our visitors' experiences at the libraries. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Routine Use; Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E7-15602
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Peace Corps, Agencies and Commissions
The Peace Corps proposes to adopt a new routine use that would permit disclosure of Peace Corps records governed by the Privacy Act when reasonably necessary to respond to, prevent, minimize, or remedy, harm that may result from an agency data breach or compromise.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-15564
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Determinations on the PURPA Standards Set Forth in the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: E7-15563
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
At its meeting on August 1, 2007, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the TVA Board made its determinations on the PURPA Standards set forth in the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-617) as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) (EPAct 2005). The standards considered are listed in subsections 111(d)(11)-(14) of PURPA as amended by EPAct 2005. The TVA Board considered the standards in accordance with PURPA and the objectives and requirements of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 (TVA Act), 48 Stat. 58, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 831-831dd (2007).
Definition of the Term Significant Deficiency
Document Number: E7-15556
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are defining the term ``significant deficiency'' for purposes of the Commission's rules implementing Section 302 and Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Sentinel Variable Products Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-15550
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Prohibition of Fraud by Advisers to Certain Pooled Investment Vehicles
Document Number: E7-15531
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is adopting a new rule that prohibits advisers to pooled investment vehicles from making false or misleading statements to, or otherwise defrauding, investors or prospective investors in those pooled vehicles. This rule is designed to clarify, in light of a recent court opinion, the Commission's ability to bring enforcement actions under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 against investment advisers who defraud investors or prospective investors in a hedge fund or other pooled investment vehicle.
Premium Forwarding Service
Document Number: E7-15529
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces a formal docket to consider changing the status of Premium Forwarding Service (PFS) from experimental to permanent. It describes the Postal Service's proposal and makes several preliminary administrative decisions. Issuance of this document meets legal publication requirements and informs interested persons about key details, including opportunities for public participation and the decisionmaking timetable.
Notice of Centennial Challenges 2007 Beam Power Challenge
Document Number: E7-15519
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2451 (314)(d). The 2007 Beam Power Challenge is now scheduled and teams that wish to compete may now register. The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is a program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in space exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas. The 2007 Beam Power Challenge is a prize contest designed to promote the development of new power distribution technologies. The 2007 Beam Power Challenge is being administered for NASA by the Spaceward Foundation. Their Web site is: http://www.spaceward.org. The Centennial Challenges Web site is http:// www.centennialchallenges.nasa.gov.
Notice of Centennial Challenges 2007 Tether Challenge
Document Number: E7-15518
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2451 (314) (d). The 2007 Tether Challenge is now scheduled, and teams that wish to compete may now register. The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is a program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in space exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas. The 2007 Tether Challenge is a prize contest designed to develop very strong tether material for use in various structural applications. The 2007 Tether Challenge is being administered for NASA by the Spaceward Foundation. Their Web site is: http://www.spaceward.org. The Centennial Challenges Web site is http://www.centennialchallenges.nasa.gov.
Amendment to the Attorney Advisor Program
Document Number: E7-15422
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing this interim final rule to modify, on a temporary basis, the prehearing procedures we follow in claims for Social Security disability benefits or supplemental security income (SSI) payments based on disability or blindness. Under the interim final rule, we may allow certain attorney advisors, under managerial oversight, to conduct certain prehearing proceedings, and where the documentary record developed as a result of these proceedings warrants, issue decisions that are wholly favorable to the parties to the hearing.
Temporary Extension of Attorney Fee Payment System to Title XVI; 5-Year Demonstration Project Extending Fee Withholding and Payment Procedures to Eligible Non-Attorney Representatives; Definition of Past-Due Benefits; and Assessment for Fee Payment Services
Document Number: E7-15242
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are issuing these final rules to adopt without change the interim final rules published on April 5, 2007 to reflect in our regulations three self-implementing statutory provisions in the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (SSPA) and three related self- implementing provisions in earlier legislation. These earlier provisions are in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA), the Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994 (SSIPIA), and the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (TWWIIA).
Notice of Quarterly Report (April 1, 2007-June 30, 2007)
Document Number: 07-3879
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is reporting for the quarter April 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007 with respect to both assistance provided under Section 605 of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-199, Division D (the Act)), and transfers of funds to other federal agencies pursuant to Section 619 of that Act. The following report shall be made available to the public by means of publication in the Federal Register and on the Internet Web site of the MCC (www.mcc.gov) in accordance with Section 612(b) of the Act.