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

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Public Information Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-20341
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
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, 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.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations
Document Number: E7-20338
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Small Business Administration's intentions to request approval on a new and/or currently approved information collection.
Kyphon Inc., Disc-O-Tech Medical Technologies Ltd. (Under Voluntary Liquidation), and Discotech Orthopedic Technologies Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-20325
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Advisory Committee for Polar Programs; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-20323
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Exemptions From Licensing, General Licenses, and Distribution of Byproduct Material: Licensing and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E7-19944
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending several regulations governing the distribution of byproduct material. The reporting requirements for licensees distributing byproduct material to persons exempt from licensing are being changed, obsolete provisions are being deleted, certain regulatory provisions are being clarified, and smoke detector distribution regulations are being simplified. In addition, this final rule modifies the process for transferring a generally licensed device for use under a specific license. Aspects of this rule will affect distributors of exempt byproduct material, some general licensees, and some users of exempt products. These actions are intended to make the licensing of distribution to exempt persons more effective and efficient, reduce unnecessary regulatory burden to certain general licensees, and better ensure the protection of public health and safety.
Assessment Dividends
Document Number: C7-4596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 07-5119
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting
Document Number: 07-5118
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
NUREG/CR-XXXX, “Approaches for Using Traditional Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methods for Digital Systems”; Draft Report for Comment
Document Number: E7-20301
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting research to support development of regulatory guidance for using risk information related to digital systems in the licensing actions of nuclear power plants (NPPs). The objective of this research is to identify and develop methods, analytical tools, and regulatory guidance to support (1) Using information on the risks of digital systems in NPP licensing decisions, and (2) including models of digital systems into NPP probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs). In support of this research, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is working on the use of traditional methods to develop and quantitatively assess reliability models of digital systems. As part of this work, BNL will apply two selected traditional methods to two benchmark digital systems. The initial tasks in the BNL project, including preparatory work for developing the reliability models of the first benchmark system, are addressed in draft NUREG/CR-XXXX, ``Approaches for Using Traditional Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methods for Digital Systems.'' This notice announces the availability of the draft NUREG/CR for public comment.
FCC Adopts Application Limit for NCE FM New Station Applications in October 12-October 19, 2007 Window
Document Number: E7-20300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission adopts an application limit in the noncommercial educational FM broadcast application filing window scheduled for October 12-October 19, 2007. The purpose of the limit is to permit the expeditious processing of applications filed in the window and deter speculative filings. The Commission 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E7-20281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Health Science International, Inc., et al.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment �09�09�09
Document Number: E7-20277
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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Lawrence and Stephanie Jordan, individuals trading and doing business as Springboard and Pro Health Labs; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment �09�09�09
Document Number: E7-20275
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
The Green Willow Tree LLC, et al.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment �09�09�09
Document Number: E7-20272
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: E7-20270
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in November 2007. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Elation Therapy; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment �09�09�09
Document Number: E7-20269
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest on Late Premium Payments; Interest on Underpayments and Overpayments of Single-Employer Plan Termination Liability and Multiemployer Withdrawal Liability; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E7-20268
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Purchasing of Property and Services
Document Number: E7-20267
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal ServiceTM is making several minor revisions to its regulations governing the purchasing of property and services to comply with certain findings and suggestions of the Government Accountability Office, and to clarify a variety of procedural matters.
Management Official Interlocks Threshold Change
Document Number: E7-20266
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA is amending its management interlocks rule to conform it to a change the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (FSRAA) made in the dollar threshold that triggers the prohibition on management officials serving at unaffiliated depository organizations. This final rule changes the threshold from $20 million to $50 million.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E7-20264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has scheduled a public hearing regarding whether Amendment 9 pertaining to offenses involving cocaine base (``crack'') and Amendment 12 pertaining to certain criminal history rules, see 72 FR 28558 (May 21, 2007); 72 FR 51882 (September 11, 2007), should be applied retroactively to previously sentenced defendants.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Zero Burden Information Collection Reports
Document Number: E7-20255
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding zero burden information collection reports. The clearance currently expires on August 31, 2007. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-20247
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Ticket To Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E7-20245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-20215
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Emergency Leave Transfer Program
Document Number: E7-20205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to allow donated annual leave in an agency's voluntary leave bank program to be transferred to an emergency leave transfer program administered by another agency, revise the rules for returning unused donated annual leave to emergency leave donors, and allow Judicial branch employees to donate and receive annual leave under an emergency leave transfer program.
President's Committee on the National Medal of Science; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-20202
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Hard Disk Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-20199
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 10, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Steven F. Reiber and Mary L. Reiber of Lincoln, California. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain hard disk drives, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,354,479, 6,651,864, and 6,935,548. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205- 2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov.
Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program
Document Number: E7-20193
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing interim regulations to administer the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004, which was enacted December 23, 2004. This law establishes dental and vision benefits programs for Federal employees, annuitants, and their eligible family members.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E7-20184
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, Joint Board for Enrollment of Actuaries, Agencies and Commissions
The Executive Director of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a closed meeting of the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations.
Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: E7-20175
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E7-20085
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) 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, Brooke Nicholas, 202-606-6627. 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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-20200
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
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.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: E7-20187
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-20180
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 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 (PRA) of 1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Subject to the PRA, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information 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 Information Collections Approved by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-20178
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Procurement List; Deletions
Document Number: E7-20148
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action deletes from the Procurement List products previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions
Document Number: E7-20147
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Committee for Purchase from People Who Are, Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List products and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete products and services previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received On or Before: November 11, 2007.
Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting
Document Number: E7-20131
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting is providing notice that it will hold a public meeting on Friday, November 2, 2007, in the Auditorium, Room L-002, at the Commission's main offices, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be open to the public. The meeting will be webcast on the Commission's Web site at www.sec.gov. The public is invited to submit written statements for the meeting. The agenda for the meeting includes consideration of comment letters received by the Advisory Committee, consideration of reports of the subcommittees of the Advisory Committee, discussion of any recommendations proposed for adoption by the Advisory Committee, and discussion of next steps and planning for the next meeting.