Agencies and Commissions August 16, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Demonstration Project on Direct Payment of Fees to Non-Attorney Representatives
Document Number: E7-16187
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In prior notices published in the Federal Register, we provided guidance on the requirements for participation in the Non- Attorney Direct Payment Demonstration Project mandated by Section 303 of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (SSPA). In this notice, we are announcing that we are revising our earlier guidance in two respects. First, we have decided to replace the requirement that insurance policies must be underwritten by a firm that is licensed to provide insurance in the State where the individual practices with a requirement that the underwriting firm be legally permitted to provide insurance in that State. This change will allow us to accept insurance policies offered by ``surplus lines carriers.'' Second, we are changing the manner in which we will make open-book reference materials available to test-takers.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16163
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16162
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rules and Regulations Implementing Minimum Customer Account Record Exchange Obligations on All Local and Interexchange Carriers
Document Number: E7-16159
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the revised information collection(s) associated with the Commission's 2006 Order on Reconsideration concerning Rules and Regulations Implementing Minimum Customer Account Record Exchange Obligations on All Local and Interexchange Carriers, CG Docket No. 02-386, FCC 06-134. This notice is consistent with the Order on Reconsideration, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the revised rules.
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition for Declaratory Ruling Regarding Video Relay Service (VRS) Provider Employment Contracts With VRS Communications Assistants (CAs)
Document Number: E7-16158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission is seeking comment on a petition for declaratory ruling filed by five Video Relay Service (VRS) providers (Petitioners) that Sorenson Communications, Inc.'s (Sorenson) alleged practice of using clauses in their employment contracts that forbid VRS Communications Assistants from working with other VRS providers for a period of one year after ending their employment with Sorenson is contrary to the public interest and therefore should be prohibited.
Public Information Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Emergency Review and Approval
Document Number: E7-16157
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: E7-16154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain additional textile and apparel goods from Mali shall be treated as ``handloomed, handmade, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics'' and qualify for preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Imports of eligible products from Mali with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Hawaii State Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-16150
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
DTV Consumer Education Initiative
Document Number: E7-16149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document proposes to require broadcasters, multichannel video programming distributors, retailers, and manufacturers to take steps to publicize the DTV transition. These would include public service announcements by broadcasters, including notices in cable, satellite, and other MVPD bills, notices from consumer electronics manufacturers, employee training by retailers, and adjustments to the DTV.gov Partners program. Because of the importance of making the benefits of the Digital Television transition understandable and available to the public, the Commission seeks comment generally on the best means of creating a coordinated, national DTV consumer education campaign.
Private Printing of Prescribed Applications, Forms, and Other Publications
Document Number: E7-16140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The current regulation at 20 CFR 422.527 requires a person, institution, or organization (person) to obtain approval from the Social Security Administration (SSA) prior to reproducing, duplicating, or privately printing any application or other form prescribed by the Administration. Such approval has been required whether or not the person intended to charge a fee for SSA's application(s) or other form(s). Section 1140(a)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act) prohibits a person from charging a fee to reproduce, reprint, or distribute any SSA application, form, or publication unless he/she obtains the authorization of the Commissioner of Social Security in accordance with such regulations as he may prescribe. (42 U.S.C. 1320b- 10(a)(2)(A)). This proposed rule would implement section 1140(a)(2)(A) of the Act by adding SSA's publications to the pre-authorization requirement identified in 20 CFR 422.527 and by establishing that SSA's authorization is required only when the person intends to charge a fee. The proposed rule also would prescribe the procedures a person who intends to charge a fee must follow to obtain SSA's written authorization prior to reproducing, reprinting, and/or distributing SSA's applications, forms, or publications.
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on Model Safety Evaluation on Technical Specification Improvement To Revise Control Rod Notch Surveillance Frequency, Clarify SRM Insert Control Rod Action, and Clarify Frequency Example
Document Number: E7-16138
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
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 revision of Standard Technical Specifications (STS), NUREG-1433 (BWR/4) and NUREG-1434 (BWR/6). Specifically the SE addresses: (1) The revision of the TS surveillance requirement (SR) 3.1.3.2 frequency in STS 3.1.3, ``Control Rod OPERABILITY,'' (2) a clarification to the requirement to fully insert all insertable control rods for the limiting condition for operation (LCO) in STS 3.3.1.2, Required Action E.2, ``Source Range Monitor Instrumentation'' (NUREG- 1434 only), and (3) the revision of Example 1.4-3 in STS Section 1.4 ``Frequency'' to clarify the applicability of the 1.25 surveillance test interval extension. 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 control rod SR testing frequency, clarify TS control insertion requirements, and clarify SR frequency discussions. 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 plant licensing basis. The NRC staff is requesting comment on the model SE, model amendment request, and model NSHC determination prior to announcing their availability for referencing in license amendment applications.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN-68 Revision 1
Document Number: E7-16135
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage cask regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. TN-68 dry storage cask system listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 1 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1027. Amendment No. 1 would modify the CoC by revising several fuel parameters that include increasing fuel burnup to 60 gigawatts-day/metric ton of uranium, increasing total cask decay heat to 30 kilowatts, increasing maximum average fuel enrichment to 4.7 weight percent uranium-235, and decreasing minimum fuel assembly cooling time to 7 years. Amendment No. 1 would also add up to eight damaged fuel assemblies as authorized contents of the cask and reduce the cask spacing on the storage pad.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN-68 Revision 1
Document Number: E7-16134
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage cask regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. TN-68 dry storage cask system listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 1 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1027. Amendment No. 1 will modify the CoC by revising several fuel parameters that include increasing fuel burnup to 60 gigawatts-day/metric ton of uranium, increasing total cask decay heat to 30 kilowatts, increasing maximum average fuel enrichment to 4.7 weight percent uranium-235, and decreasing minimum fuel assembly cooling time to 7 years. Amendment No. 1 will also add up to eight damaged fuel assemblies as authorized contents of the cask and reduce the cask spacing on the storage pad.
Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance; Notice of Revision to, Withdrawal of Portions of, and Process for Updating
Document Number: E7-16131
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is revising, withdrawing portions of, and describing the process for updating guidance in ``Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance: Characterization, Survey, and Determination of Radiological Criteria'' (NUREG-1757, Vol. 2, Rev. 1), Appendix N, ``ALARA Analyses.'' This notice also describes the staff's process for developing interim guidance and future revisions to the three volumes of its ``Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance'' (NUREG-1757).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review-Termination of Single Employer Plans; Missing Participants; PBGC Forms 500-501, 600-602
Document Number: E7-16102
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (``PBGC'') is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend approval, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of a collection of information in its regulations on Termination of Single Employer Plans and Missing Participants, and implementing forms and instructions (OMB control number 1212-0036, expires September 30, 2007). This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Filings for Reconsiderations
Document Number: E7-16101
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, a collection of information under its regulation on Rules for Administrative Review of Agency Decisions. This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16091
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: E7-16089
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
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 Life Line Screening of America. It identifies key elements of the proposed agreement, which involves Standard Mail letter rates, and addresses preliminary procedural matters.
Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; Priorities for Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Related to Engineered Nanoscale Materials: An Interim Document for Public Comment
Document Number: E7-16077
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Agencies and Commissions
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will post a document for public comment on the Web site www.nano.gov. The document, The Prioritization of Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials: An Interim Document for Public Comment, assigns priority to research needs and areas that were identified in the NSET Subcommittee document Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials, which was published on September 21, 2006. The comment period will commence on August 16, 2007 and end on September 17, 2007. Web site Posting: The prioritization document and request for comment will be posted at the Web site of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nano.gov. (The document can be accessed from the indicated home page or by going directly to http://www.nano.gov/html/ society/ehspriorities.) Comments can be submitted to the NSET Subcommittee via the Web site through September 17, 2007. Only written comments are being solicited at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16064
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) hereby gives notice that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for a revision of an approved information collection regarding the licensing of ocean transportation intermediaries, as listed below.
Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2007
Document Number: E7-15607
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, we amend our Schedule of Regulatory Fees to collect $290,295,160 in regulatory fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, pursuant to section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the Act). These fees are mandated by Congress and are collected to recover the regulatory costs associated with the Commission's enforcement, policy and rulemaking, user information, and international activities.
Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2007
Document Number: E7-15606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, we seek comment on proposed changes to the section 9 regulatory fee structure for Broadband Radio Service (BRS).
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: E7-15577
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Sunshine Act Meeting.
Document Number: 07-4043
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-4031
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: National Council on Disability, Agencies and Commissions