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

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Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: E7-16841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission''), pursuant to a petition filed by Mohawk Industries, Inc. (``Mohawk''), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (``DuPont''), and PTT Poly Canada (``PTT Canada'') (all hereinafter ``Petitioners'') solicits comments on amending Rule 7(c) of the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'') to establish a new generic fiber subclass name and definition within the existing definition of ``polyester'' for a specifically proposed subclass of polyester fibers made from poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (``PTT''). Petitioners state that PTT fiber, while having the same general chemical composition of polyester, has distinctive features of durability, resilience, softness, and ability to stretch with recovery that make PTT fiber significantly more suitable than conventional polyester (``PET'') for carpet and apparel. This notice also seeks comments on whether to amend Rule 7(c) to broaden or clarify its definition of polyester to describe more accurately the molecular structure and physical characteristics of PTT and any similar fibers, in the event that the petition does not warrant the establishment of a new subclass for PTT.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-16803
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
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: 3220-0057, Placement Service consisting of Form(s) ES-2, ES-21, ES-21c, UI-35, and Job Vacancies Reports. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. 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. Section 12(i) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), authorizes the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) to establish, maintain, and operate free employment offices to provide claimants for unemployment benefits with job placement opportunities. Section 704(d) of the Regional Railroad Reorganization Act of 1973, as amended, and as extended by the consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, required the RRB to maintain and distribute a list of railroad job vacancies, by class and craft, based on information furnished by rail carriers to the RRB. Although the requirement under the law expired effective August 13, 1987, the RRB has continued to obtain this information in keeping with its employment service responsibilities under Section 12(k) of the RUIA. Application procedures for the job placement program are prescribed in 20 CFR 325. The procedures pertaining to the RRB's obtaining and distributing job vacancy reports furnished by rail carriers are described in 20 CFR 346.1. The RRB currently utilizes four forms to obtain information needed to carry out its job placement responsibilities. Form ES-2, Supplemental Information for Central Register, is used by the RRB to obtain information needed to update a computerized central register of separated and furloughed railroad employees available for employment in the railroad industry. Form ES-21, Referral to State Employment Service, and ES-21c, Report of State Employment Service Office, are used by the RRB to provide placement assistance for unemployed railroad employees through arrangements with State Employment Service offices. Form UI-35, Field Office Record of Claimant Interview, is used primarily by RRB field office staff to conduct in-person interviews of claimants for unemployment benefits. Completion of these forms is required to obtain or maintain a benefit. In addition, the RRB also collects Railroad Job Vacancies information received voluntarily from railroad employers. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 18283-18284 on April 11, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16797
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: Representative Payee Monitoring; OMB 3220-0151. Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB may pay annuity benefits to a representative payee when an employee, spouse or survivor annuitant is incompetent or a minor. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to an annuitant or a representative payee would best serve the annuitant's best interest. The accountability requirements authorizing the RRB to conduct periodic monitoring of representative payees, including a written accounting of benefit payments received, are prescribed in 20 CFR 266.7. The RRB utilizes the following forms to conduct its representative payee monitoring program. Form G-99a, Representative Payee Report, is used to obtain information needed to determine whether the benefit payments certified to the representative payee have been used for the annuitant's current maintenance and personal needs and whether the representative payee continues to be concerned with the annuitant's welfare. RRB Form G-99c, Representative Payee Evaluation Report, is used to obtain more detailed information from a representative payee who fails to complete and return Form G-99a, or in situations when the returned Form G-99a indicates the possible misuse of funds by the representative payee. Form G-99c contains specific questions concerning the representative payee's performance and is used by the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in that capacity. Completion of the forms in this collection is required to retain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-99a. Non-burden impacting editorial and formatting changes are proposed for Form G-99c. The completion time for Form G-99a is estimated at 18 minutes per response. The completion time for Form G-99c is estimated at between 24 to 31 minutes per response. The RRB estimates that approximately 6,000 Form G-99a's and 535 G-99c's are completed annually. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751-3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.
Procurement List Additions
Document Number: E7-16789
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
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 a service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Proposed additions and deletions
Document Number: E7-16788
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
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 product to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete a product and a service previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received On or Before: September 23, 2007.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-16787
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Discussion Paper for Consideration by the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting
Document Number: E7-16772
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Advisory Committee is soliciting public comment on a discussion paper prepared by the Committee Chairman, Robert Pozen. The discussion paper provides a working outline, including a discussion of issues, views and potential consideration points that the Committee may evaluate.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16767
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Extensions of Credit by Federal Reserve Banks
Document Number: E7-16764
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) has adopted final amendments to its Regulation A to reflect the Board's approval of a reduction in the primary credit rate at each Federal Reserve Bank. The secondary credit rate at each Reserve Bank automatically decreased by formula as a result of the Board's primary credit rate action.
American International Group, Inc., et al.; Temporary Order and Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-16763
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicants have received a temporary order exempting them from section 9(a) of the Act, with respect to an injunction entered against American International Group, Inc. (``AIG'') on February 17, 2006 by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (``Injunction''), from August 20, 2007, until the Commission takes final action on an application for a permanent order. Applicants also have applied for a permanent order. Applicants: AIG, AIG Annuity Life Insurance Corporation (``AIG Annuity''), AIG Annuity Insurance Company (``AIG Annuity''), AIG Equity Sales Corp. (``AIG Equity''), AIG Global Investment Corp. (``AIGGIC''), AIG Life Insurance Company (``AIG Life''), AIG SunAmerica Asset Management Corp. (``SunAmerica Asset Management''), AIG SunAmerica Capital Services, Inc. (``SunAmerica Capital''), AIG SunAmerica Life Assurance Company (``ASLAC''), American General Distributors, Inc. (``AM Distributors''), American General Equity Services Corp. (''AM Equity''), American General Life Insurance Company (``AM Life''), American International Life Assurance Company of New York (``AILAC''), Brazos Capital Management, L.P. (``Brazos''), First SunAmerica Life Insurance Company (``First SunAmerica''), The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York (``US Life''), and The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (``VALIC'') (collectively, ``Applicants'').\1\
Report on Countries That Are Candidates for Millennium Challenge Account Eligibility in Fiscal Year 2008 and Countries That Would Be Candidates but for Legal Prohibitions
Document Number: E7-16723
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Section 608(d) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 requires the Millennium Challenge Corporation to publish a report that identifies countries that are ``candidate countries'' for Millennium Challenge Account assistance during FY 2008. The report is set forth in full below.
National Service Criminal History Checks
Document Number: E7-16681
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) is issuing a regulation requiring grantees to conduct and document National Service Criminal History Checks on Senior Companions and Foster Grandparents, as well as on AmeriCorps State and National (including Education Award Program) participants and grant-funded staff in those programs who, on a recurring basis, have access to children, persons age 60 and older, or individuals with disabilities. A National Service Criminal History Check consists of a State criminal registry check; and a National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) check.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-4156
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-4150
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Generic Survey Clearance for the Directorate of Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Document Number: 07-4141
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request renewed clearance of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting OMB clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Document Number: 07-4139
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairman 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 national security implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Chapel Hill, NC, at the University of North Carolina on September 6-7, 2007 on ``North Carolina: China's Impact on the North Carolina Economy: Winners and Losers.''
Service Rules for the 698-806 MHz Band, Revision of the Commission's Rules Regarding Public Safety Spectrum Requirements, and a Declaratory Ruling on Reporting Requirement under the Commission's Anti-Collusion Rule
Document Number: 07-4123
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopts final rules governing wireless licenses in the 698-806 MHz Band (i.e., the 700 MHz Band). This spectrum is currently occupied by television broadcasters and is being made available for wireless services, including public safety and commercial services, as a result of the digital television (``DTV'') transition.
Disaster Declaration #10970; Florida Disaster #FL-00027; Declaration of Economic Injury
Document Number: E7-16716
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Florida, dated 08/16/2007. Incident: Drought. Incident Period: 04/01/2007 and continuing. Effective Date: 08/16/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/16/2008.
Accessibility Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing
Document Number: E7-16707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has decided to establish an advisory committee to assist it in developing accessibility guidelines for emergency transportable housing. This notice also announces the time and place of the first committee meeting.
Fees for Reviews of the Rule Enforcement Programs of Contract Markets and Registered Futures Associations
Document Number: E7-16705
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission charges fees to designated contract markets and registered futures associations to recover the costs incurred by the Commission in the operation of its program of oversight of self- regulatory organization (SRO) rule enforcement programs (17 CFR part 1 Appendix B) (National Futures Association (NFA), a registered futures association, and the contract markets are referred to as SROs). The calculation of the fee amounts to be charged for FY 2007 is based upon an average of actual program costs incurred during FY 2004, 2005, and 2006, as explained below. The FY 2007 fee schedule is set forth in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Electronic payment of fees is required.
Privacy Act Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-16697
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is adding a new routine use to each of the agency's Privacy Act Systems of Records. This new routine use will allow SBA to disclose to appropriate agencies, entities and persons pertinent information for purposes of preventing, minimizing or remedying any harm that may result from a breach of the data maintained in those records.
Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16691
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation'') has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled the Evaluation of Youth Corps: 18- Month Follow-up Survey to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Ms. Lillian Dote at (202) 606-6984. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 606-3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16689
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Learn and Serve America Program and Performance Reporting System to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of the ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Kimberly Spring, 202-606-6629 (kspring@cns.gov). Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 565- 2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-16680
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-16679
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Auction of 700 MHz Band License Scheduled for January 16, 2008; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 73
Document Number: E7-16677
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces the auction of certain 700 MHz band licenses scheduled to commence on January 16, 2008 (Auction 73). This document also seeks comments on competitive bidding procedures for Auction 73.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16675
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 21, ``Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance.'' 3. The form number if applicable: Not Applicable. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion, as necessary in order for NRC to meet its responsibilities to conduct a detailed review of defects in basic components of nuclear power plants or failures to comply that could create a substantial safety hazard. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: All directors and responsible officers of firms and organizations building, operating, or owning NRC licensed facilities as well as directors and responsible officers of firms and organizations supplying basic components and safety related design, analysis, testing, inspection, and consulting services of NRC licensed facilities or activities. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 105 (70 plus 35 recordkeepers). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 35. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 7,579 hours (4,970 hours for reporting and 2,609 hours for recordkeeping). 9. An indication of whether section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: Reports submitted under 10 CFR 21 are reviewed by the NRC staff to determine whether the reported defects or failures to comply in basic components at NRC licensed facilities or activities are potentially generic safety problems. These reports have been the basis for the issuance of numerous NRC Information Notices, Generic Letters, and Bulletins that have contributed to the improved safety of the nuclear industry. The records required to be maintained in accordance with 10 CFR 21.51 are subject to inspection by the NRC to determine compliance with the subject regulation. These records fall into four categories: Records relating to evaluations defined by 10 CFR 21.3, records of previously submitted reports pursuant to 10 CFR 21.21, records of procedures required to assure compliance with 10 CFR 21, and procurement documents necessary to ensure that background specifications are available to evaluate potential defects and failures to comply. Industry organizations, such as the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), are urged to share and distribute such information to all affected parties as it becomes available. The NRC further disseminates significant generic information to all affected parties via NRC Information Notices, Generic Letters, and Bulletins, and encourages the elimination of duplicate reporting. Computer databases are used extensively by the NRC and the nuclear industry for tracking these reports. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 24, 2007. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Nathan Frey, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0035), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be submitted to Nathan.Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, 301-415-7245.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E7-16662
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on September 12, 2007 in Binghamton, New York. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider the approval of certain water resources projects and the rescission of one docket approval. Details concerning the projects to be addressed at the public hearing, as well as other matters on the business meeting agenda, are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Petition of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. for Exemptive Relief, Pursuant to Section 4(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act, From the Requirement That the China Foreign Exchange Trade System and National Interbank Funding Center or Its Members Register as Futures Commission Merchants
Document Number: E7-16641
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) has petitioned the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) for exemptive relief, pursuant to section 4(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act or CEA), from the requirement that the China Foreign Exchange Trade System and National Interbank Funding Center (CFETS) or its members register as futures commission merchants (FCMs). The Commission seeks comment on CME's petition. Copies of the petition are available for inspection at the Office of the Secretariat by mail at the address listed below, by telephoning (202) 418-5100, or on the Commission's Web site (http:// www.cftc.gov).
Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines; Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards
Document Number: E7-16635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has established a Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (Committee) to assist it in revising and updating accessibility guidelines for telecommunications products and accessibility standards for electronic and information technology. This notice announces the dates, time, and location of the next committee meeting.
Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Document Number: E7-16634
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Agencies and Commissions
The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) is announcing its September 14, 2007 meeting.
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas
Document Number: E7-16623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) will hold a hearing on proposed accessibility guidelines for outdoor developed areas designed, constructed, or altered by Federal agencies subject to the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. The guidelines cover trails, outdoor recreation access routes, beach access routes, and picnic and camping facilities.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-16599
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-16597
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-16592
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
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 an extension of a currently approved collection of information: 3220-0097, consisting of Form UI-1e, Pay Rate Report. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. 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(a) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, the daily benefit rate for unemployment and sickness benefits depends on the claimant's last daily rate of pay in the base year. The procedures pertaining to the use of a claimant's daily pay rate in determining the daily benefit rate are prescribed in 20 CFR part 330. The RRB utilizes Form UI-1e, Request for Pay Rate Information, to obtain information from a claimant about their last railroad employer and pay rate, when it is not available from other RRB records. Form UI- 1e also explains the possibility of receiving a higher daily benefit rate if claimants report their daily rate of pay for railroad work in the base year. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 9594 on March 2, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16590
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.