Agencies and Commissions August 14, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of the Final License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance LR-ISG-2006-03: Staff Guidance for Preparing Severe Accident Mitigation Alternatives Analyses
Document Number: E7-15926
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NRC is issuing its Final License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance LR-ISG-2006-03 for preparing severe accident mitigation alternatives (SAMA) analyses. This LR-ISG recommends that applicants for license renewal use the Guidance Document Nuclear Energy Institute 05-01, Revision A, (ADAMS Accession No. ML060530203) when preparing their SAMA analyses. The NRC staff issues LR-ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of the license renewal rule and to review activities associated with a license renewal application. The NRC staff will also incorporate the approved LR-ISG into the next revision of Supplement 1 to Regulatory Guide 4.2, ``Preparation of Supplemental Environmental Reports for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses.''
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Georgia Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-15915
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping; Public Museum at the Presidio
Document Number: E7-15892
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Presidio Trust, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (Pub. L. 91-190, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Presidio Trust (Trust) is notifying interested parties that it will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed museum at the Presidio (proposed action) and engage in a scoping process to seek public input. The EIS will address the significant environmental impacts of constructing a new public museum and related structures totaling approximately 100,000 square feet within the Main Post district of the Presidio of San Francisco (Presidio), California. The public scoping process will determine the range of actions, alternatives and impacts to be considered in the EIS.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Subcommittee Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-15889
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-15887
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Termination of Associated Persons and Principals of Futures Commission Merchants, Introducing Brokers, Commodity Trading Advisors, Commodity Pool Operators and Leverage Transaction Merchants
Document Number: E7-15869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to amend Commission Regulations 3.12 and 3.31 (``Proposed Amendments'') to extend the period during which a registered futures commission merchant (``FCM''), introducing broker (``IB), commodity trading advisor (``CTA''), commodity pool operator (``CPO'') or leverage transaction merchant (``LTM'') must file a notice with the National Futures Association (``NFA'') to report the termination of any associated person (``AP'') or principal of the registered intermediary. Under existing regulations, such intermediaries must file notices within 20 days after the termination of the AP or principal. The Commission's proposal (``Proposal'') would provide 30, rather than 20, days for the filing of a termination notice.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-15868
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Concept Release on Allowing U.S. Issuers To Prepare Financial Statements in Accordance With International Financial Reporting Standards
Document Number: E7-15865
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is publishing this Concept Release to obtain information about the extent and nature of the public's interest in allowing U.S. issuers, including investment companies subject to the Investment Company Act of 1940, to prepare financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as published by the International Accounting Standards Board for purposes of complying with the rules and regulations of the Commission. U.S. issuers presently prepare their financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as used in the United States, referred to as U.S. GAAP.
Disclosure to Shareholders-Annual Report to Shareholders
Document Number: E7-15842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, Agency, we), proposes to amend Sec. 620.4 of our regulations to allow Farm Credit System (System) institutions 90 calendar days to prepare and distribute annual reports to shareholders, while retaining the 75 calendar day requirement for electronic reporting and distribution to the FCA.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: E7-15839
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposes to revise its regulations at 5 C.F.R. Part 1830, dealing with the agency's implementation of the Privacy Act, at 5 U.S.C. 552a. The regulation, as revised, would provide additional information about access to OSC records under the Privacy Act.
Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: E7-15835
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document establishes a docket for consideration of the Postal Service's request for approval of contract rates with The Bradford Group. It identifies key elements of the proposed agreement, which involves Standard Mail letters and flats rates, and addresses preliminary procedural matters.
Amendments to Regulation SHO
Document Number: E7-15709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is re- proposing amendments to Regulation SHO under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''). The proposed amendments are intended to further reduce the number of persistent fails to deliver in certain equity securities by eliminating the options market maker exception. In addition, we are requesting comment regarding specific alternatives to our proposal to eliminate the options market maker exception. We are also proposing an amendment to the long sale marking provisions of Regulation SHO that would require that brokers and dealers marking a sale as ``long'' document the present location of the securities being sold.
Amendments to Regulation SHO
Document Number: E7-15708
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is adopting amendments to Regulation SHO under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''). The amendments are intended to further reduce the number of persistent fails to deliver in certain equity securities by eliminating the grandfather provision of Regulation SHO. In addition, we are amending the close-out requirement of Regulation SHO for certain securities that a seller is ``deemed to own.'' The amendments also update the market decline limitation referenced in Regulation SHO.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: C7-3897
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-3987
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0025, Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission
Document Number: 07-3951
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to practice before the Commission by former members and employees of the Commission.
Proposed Illustrations of Consumer Information for Subprime Mortgage Lending
Document Number: 07-3945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, and NCUA (the Agencies), request comment on these Proposed Illustrations of Consumer Information for Subprime Mortgage Lending. The illustrations are intended to assist institutions in providing consumer information as discussed in the consumer protection portion of the Agencies' Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending (Subprime Statement). The illustrations are not intended as model forms, and institutions will not be required to use them. Rather, they are provided to respond to the requests of commenters that the Agencies provide uniform disclosures for, or illustrations of, the type of consumer information contemplated by the Subprime Statement.