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

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Universal Service; Correction
Document Number: E7-16573
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains corrections to the authority citation to the final regulations, 47 CFR Part 54, which were published in the Federal Register of Tuesday, June 17, 1997, 62 FR 32912. The regulations implemented the statutory requirements of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 relating to universal service.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-16571
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
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 (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-16570
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
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, Public Law 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.
Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; Multi-Association Group (MAG) Plan for Regulation of Interstate Services of Non-Price-Cap Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers and Interexchange Carriers; Correction
Document Number: E7-16569
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains corrections to the final regulations regarding rural high-cost universal service support that were published in the Federal Register of Tuesday, June 5, 2001, 66 FR 30080. The regulations relate to reforms to rural high-cost universal service support recommended by the Rural Task Force.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Blanca, CO
Document Number: E7-16568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document requests comments on a petition for rulemaking filed by Kevin J. Youngers requesting the allotment of Channel 249C2 at Blanca, Colorado, as the community's first local aural transmission service. To accommodate the allotment, United States CP, LLC, permittee on Channel 249A at Westcliffe, Colorado, has consented to substitute Channel 269A for Channel 249A at Westcliffe. Channel 249C2 can be allotted at Blanca, Colorado with a site restriction of 6.6 kilometers (4.1 miles) east of the community at coordinates 37-26-35 NL and 105- 26-29 WL .
Radio Broadcasting Services; Markham, TX
Document Number: E7-16566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document requests comments on a petition for rulemaking filed by Katherine Pyeatt, requesting the allotment of Channel 235A at Markham, Texas, as the community's second local aural transmission service. Channel 235A can be allotted at Markham, Texas, with a site restriction of 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) south at coordinates 28-51-18 NL and 96-02-06 WL .
Establishment of Policies and Service Rules for the Broadcasting-Satellite Service
Document Number: E7-16565
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission initiates a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) to address technical issues related to potential interference unique to the ``reverse band'' operating environment in the 17/24 GHz BSS. In the NPRM in this proceeding, the Commission sought comment on what measures were needed to address issues concerning reverse band operations. These included measures to mitigate against space-path interference between DBS and 17/24 GHz BSS satellites (space-path interference) and to protect 17/24 GHz BSS subscribers from DBS feeder links (ground-path interference). The record on these issues is insufficient to develop requirements. While most commenters advocate certain general approaches, we need more information to build on the generalities and derive specific requirements. Thus, we seek further comment on the issues concerning reverse band operations.
Proposed Temporary Amendments to the Water Quality Regulations, Water Code and Comprehensive Plan To Extend the Designation of the Lower Delaware River as a Special Protection Water
Document Number: E7-16549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Delaware River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Delaware River Basin Commission (``Commission'' or DRBC) will hold a public hearing to receive comments on a proposed amendment to the Commission's Water Quality Regulations, Water Code, and Comprehensive Plan to extend through May 15, 2008 the temporary classification of the Lower Delaware River as Significant Resource Waters (SRW). Permanent classification is anticipated following an additional notice and comment rulemaking that is expected to begin shortly. Extending the temporary classification will help to protect the exceptional scenic, recreational and water quality values of the Lower Delaware from degradation pending completion of that process.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16547
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
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: NRC Form 327, Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and Source Material (SM) Physical Inventory Summary Report, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports. 3. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 327. 4. How often the collection is required: The frequency of reporting corresponds to the frequency of required inventories, which depends essentially on the strategic significance of the SNM covered by the particular license. Certain licensees possessing strategic SNM are required to report inventories every 6 months. Licensees possessing SNM of moderate strategic significance must report every 9 months in accordance with the revised regulation in 10 CFR part 74.43. Licensees possessing SNM of low strategic significance must report annually, except two licensees must report their dynamic inventories every 2 months and a static inventory on an annual basis. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Fuel facility licensees possessing special nuclear material. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 25 responses. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 9 respondents. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 100 hours (an average of approximately 4 hours per response for 25 responses). 9. An indication of whether section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: NRC Form 327 is submitted by fuel facility licensees to account for special nuclear material. The data is used by NRC to assess licensee material control and accounting programs and to confirm the absence of (or detect the occurrence of) special nuclear material theft or diversion. NUREG/BR-0096 provides specific guidance and instructions for completing the form in accordance with the requirements appropriate for a particular licensee. 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 21, 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. Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0139), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed 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.
In the Matter of Certain Lighting Products, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation on the Basis of a Settlement Agreement
Document Number: E7-16546
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') in the above-captioned investigation terminating the investigation in its entirety on the basis of a settlement agreement.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Hawaii State Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-16544
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E7-16540
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-16539
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee #13883; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-16474
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
FCC Seeks Comment on Proposed Application Limit for NCE FM New Station Applications in October 12-October 19, 2007 Window
Document Number: E7-16457
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission seeks comment on a proposed application limit in the noncommercial educational FM broadcast application filing window scheduled for October 12-October 19, 2007. The purpose of the proposed limit is to deter speculation and permit the expeditious processing of applications filed in the window. The Commission tentatively concludes that an appropriate limit for any party is an attributable interest in no more than ten applications for new noncommercial educational FM broadcast stations filed in the window, excluding major modification applications and pending applications.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-16442
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-16441
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Nitrile Rubber Gloves; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-16432
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 19, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Tillotson Corporation d/b/a Best Manufacturing Company of Menlo, Georgia. Tillotson filed a supplement to the complaint on August 8, 2007. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of Sec. 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain nitrile rubber gloves by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. Re. 35,616. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of Sec. 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-16303
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
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 (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 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.
Public Meeting Notice of Nuclear Energy Institute/U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Working Groups
Document Number: 07-4132
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission of OMB Review; Comments Request
Document Number: 07-4103
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the Agency has prepared an information collection request for OMB review and approval and has requested public review and comment on the submission. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of the agency's burden estimate; the quality, practical utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and on ways to minimize the reporting burden, including automated collection techniques and uses of other forms of technology. The proposed form under review, OPIC form 241, is summarized below.
Submission of OMB Review; Comments Request
Document Number: 07-4102
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the Agency has prepared an information collection request for OMB review and approval and has requested public review and comment on the submission. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of the Agency's burden estimate; the quality, practical utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and on ways to minimize the reporting burden, including automated collection techniques and uses of other forms of technology. The proposed form under review, OMB control number 3420-0015, is summarized below.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-031, Enhanced Access for Small Business
Document Number: 07-4077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Section 857 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Pub. L. 109-364).
Energy Solutions; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-16476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received and requests public comment on a petition for rulemaking, dated May 29, 2007, filed by Thomas E. Magette of EnergySolutions. The petition was docketed by the NRC on June 6, 2007, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-50-88. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to provide a regulatory framework that would allow funds from licensees' decommissioning trust funds to be used for the cost of disposal of ``major radioactive components'' (MRCs) that have been removed from reactors prior to the permanent cessation of operations.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (HHS/ACF/OCSE)-Match Number 1306
Document Number: E7-16472
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces the renewal of an existing computer matching program that SSA is currently conducting with HHS/ACF/OCSE.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Match Number 1307
Document Number: E7-16469
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces the renewal of an existing computer matching program that SSA is currently conducting with OPM.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)-Match Number 1309
Document Number: E7-16465
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces the renewal of an existing computer matching program that SSA is currently conducting with VA.
PPL Susquehanna, LLC, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2; Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to the Proposed License Amendment To Increase the Maximum Reactor Power Level
Document Number: E7-16464
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment as its evaluation of a request by PPL Susquehanna, LLC for a license amendment to increase the maximum thermal power at Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 (SSES 1 and 2), from 3,489 megawatts-thermal (MWt) to 3,952 MWt at each unit. This represents a power increase of approximately 13 percent thermal power. As stated in the NRC staff's position paper dated February 8, 1996, on the Boiling-Water Reactor Extended Power Uprate (EPU) Program, the NRC staff (the staff) will prepare an environmental impact statement if it believes a power uprate would have a significant impact on the human environment. The staff did not identify any significant impact from the information provided in the licensee's EPU application for Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2, or the staff's independent review; therefore, the staff is documenting its environmental review in an Environmental Assessment. Also, in accordance with the position paper, the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact is being published in the Federal Register with a 30-day public comment period.
Preclosure Safety Analysis-Human Reliability Analysis; Availability of Final Interim Staff Guidance Document
Document Number: E7-16456
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of the final interim staff guidance (ISG) document, ``HLWRS-ISG-04 Preclosure Safety AnalysisHuman Reliability Analysis,'' and NRC responses to the public comments received on the draft document. The ISG clarifies or refines guidance provided in the Yucca Mountain Review Plan (YMRP) (NUREG-1804, Revision 2, July 2003). The YMRP provides guidance to NRC staff for evaluating a potential license application (LA) for a high-level radioactive waste geologic repository constructed or operated at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
Solicitation of Public Comments Regarding Possible Safeguard Action on Imports from Honduras of Cotton, Wool, and Man-Made Fiber Socks
Document Number: E7-16450
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee has decided, on its own initiative, to consider whether imports of Honduran cotton, wool, and man-made fiber socks (merged Category 332/432 and 632 part) are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for such socks, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage, or actual threat thereof, to the U.S. industry producing such socks. The Committee is soliciting public comments to assist it in considering this issue and in determining whether safeguard action is appropriate. Comments must be submitted by September 20, 2007 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001A, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.
Adoption of Updated EDGAR Filer Manual
Document Number: E7-16414
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) is adopting revisions to the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR) Filer Manual to reflect updates to the EDGAR system. Revisions are being made primarily to support the expansion of the current interactive data voluntary reporting program to enable mutual funds voluntarily to submit supplemental tagged information contained in the risk/return summary section of their prospectuses on Form N-1A. The EDGAR system is being upgraded to support this functionality on August 20, 2007. The filer manual is also being revised to incorporate changes in support of several final rules previously adopted by the Commission and implemented in EDGAR. Those rules include the termination of a foreign private issuer's registration of a class of securities under Section 12(g) and duty to file reports under Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''); the electronic filing of Transfer Agent (``TA'') forms TA-1, TA-2 and TA-W; and revisions to the accelerated filer definition under the Exchange Act. Other revisions were made to allow an issuer to indicate whether it is subject to reporting obligations after terminating registration of a class of equity securities under the Exchange Act and to remove references to submission types N-14AE and N-14AE/A for the filing of Form N-14 from ``Table 3-5: Investment Company Submission Types Accepted by EDGAR'' of the Filer Manual. Revisions to the Filer Manual reflect changes within Volumes I and II, entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: ``General Information,'' Version 4 (August 2007) and EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: ``EDGAR Filing,'' Version 5 (August 2007) respectively. The updated manual will be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as Amended by Pub. L. 104-13; Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16412
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR Section 1320.8(d)(1). Requests for information, including copies of the information collection proposed and supporting documentation, should be directed to the Agency Clearance Officer: Alice D. Witt, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street (EB 5B), Chattanooga, TN 37402- 2801; (423) 751-6832. (SC: 000YRFB) Comments should be sent to the Agency Clearance Officer no later than October 22, 2007.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended by Pub. L. 104-13; Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16411
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR Section 1320.8(d)(1). Requests for information, including copies of the information collection proposed and supporting documentation, should be directed to the Agency Clearance Officer: Alice D. Witt, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street (EB 5B), Chattanooga, TN 37402- 2801; (423) 751-6832. (SC: 0019QYX) Comments should be sent to OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for Tennessee Valley Authority, no later than September 20, 2007.