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

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Electioneering Communications
Document Number: E7-20107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is announcing a public hearing on the proposed changes to its rules governing ``electioneering communications'' under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended.
Federal Home Loan Bank Members Selected for Community Support Review
Document Number: 07-5058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) is announcing the Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members it has selected for the 2006-07 seventh quarter review cycle under the Finance Board's community support requirements regulation. This notice also prescribes the deadline by which Bank members selected for review must submit Community Support Statements to the Finance Board.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 07-5055
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.
Sunset of the BOC Separate Affiliate and Related Requirements and 2000 Biennial Regulatory Review Separate Affiliate Requirements
Document Number: 07-5037
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this Order, the Commission establishes a new framework to govern the provision of in-region, long distance services by the Bell Operating Companies (BOCs) and their independent incumbent local exchange carrier (incumbent LEC) affiliates. The new framework permits the BOCs to provide in-region, interstate, long distance services either directly or through affiliates that are neither section 272 separate affiliates nor Commission rule 64.1903 separate affiliates, subject to nondominant carrier regulation, as long as they comply with certain targeted safeguards and other continuing statutory and regulatory obligations.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-20088
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on Model Safety Evaluation, Model No Significant Hazards Determination, and Model Application for Licensees That Wish To Adopt TSTF-478, Revision 2, “BWR Technical Specification Changes That Implement the Revised Rule for Combustible Gas Control”
Document Number: E7-20084
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
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) and a model application related to the modification of containment combustible gas control requirements in technical specifications (TS) for Boiling Water Reactors (BWR). The NRC staff has also prepared a model no-significant-hazards-consideration (NSHC) determination related to this matter. The purpose of these models is to permit the NRC to efficiently process license amendment applications that propose to adopt TSTF-478, Revision 2, ``BWR Technical Specification Changes that Implement the Revised Rule for Combustible Gas Control.'' TSTF-478, Revision 2, deletes Standard Technical Specification (STS) 3.6.3.3, ``Containment Atmosphere Dilution (CAD) System'' and modifies STS 3.6.3.1, ``Drywell Cooling System Fans,'' in NUREG-1433, ``Standard Technical Specifications General Electric Plants, BWR/4, Rev. 3,'' to establish TS for containment combustible gas control requirements as permitted by revised 10 CFR 50.44. 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 plants. The NRC staff is requesting comment on the model SE, model application, and model NSHC determination prior to announcing their availability for referencing in license amendment applications.
Petition for Reconsideration of Action In Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: E7-20076
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Labor Management Cooperation Program; Information Collection Request
Document Number: E7-20071
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). The information collection requests are FMCS forms: Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424), Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF-270 (LM-6), Project Performance (LM-8), Financial Status Report SF-269a (LM-7), Grants Program Grantee Evaluation Questionnaire (agency form LM-9), and Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire (LM-3). The request seeks Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a three-year expiration date of Forms SF-424, SF-270 (LM-6), (LM-8), SF-269a (LM-7), (LM-9) and (LM- 3) until October 2010. FMCS is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the collection as described below.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-20066
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Recommendations of the Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks
Document Number: E7-20061
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) considers petitions for reconsideration and/or clarification (Petitions) of the Order that adopted the Commission's rule, which required that certain local exchange carriers (LECs) and commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers have an emergency backup power source for all assets that are normally powered from local AC commercial power. The Commission modifies its rules to address several meritorious issues raised in the petitions. These modifications will facilitate carrier compliance and reduce the burden on LECs and CMRS providers, while continuing to further important homeland security and public safety goals.
Solicitation of Public Comments on the Implementation of the Reactor Oversight Process
Document Number: E7-20041
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is soliciting comments from members of the public, licensees, and interest groups related to the implementation of the Reactor Oversight Process (ROP). An electronic version of the survey questions may be obtained from http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/ rop2007survey.pdf. This solicitation will provide insights into the self-assessment process and a summary of the feedback will be included in the annual ROP self-assessment report to the Commission.
Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-20038
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Region II Buffalo District Advisory Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-20033
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-20029
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Disaster # ZZ-00003; the Entire United States and U.S. Territories
Document Number: E7-19970
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (MREIDL), dated 10/01/2007. Effective Date: 10/01/2007. MREIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 90 days after the essential employee is discharged or released from active duty.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-19968
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces that four information collection requests contained among the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) agency forms have come up for renewal. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCS is submitting to OMB requests for review of these four FMCS forms: Arbitrator's Report and Fee Statement (Agency Form R-19), Arbitrator's Personal Data Questionnaire (Agency Form R- 22), Request for Arbitration Services (Agency Form R-43) and Notice to Mediation Agencies (Agency Form F-7). These requests seek reinstatement of Forms R-19, R-22, and F-7, which expired January 31, 2006, and Form R-43, which expired February 28, 2006, with new expiration dates of three years from the date of OMB approval. No comments were received pursuant to FMCS' prior 60 day notice published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2006. FMCS also is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the collections as described below.
National Endowment for the Arts; National Council on the Arts 162nd Meeting
Document Number: E7-19965
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Texas Disaster # TX-00265
Document Number: E7-19964
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-1730-DR), dated 10/02/2007. Incident: Tropical Storm Erin. Incident Period: 08/14/2007 through 08/20/2007. Effective Date: 10/02/2007. Physical Damage Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/03/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/02/2008.
8(a) Business Development Program Regulation Changes; Tribal Consultation
Document Number: E7-19962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces that it is holding a tribal consultation meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska on the topic of the 8(a) Business Development (BD) program regulations. Testimony presented at this tribal consultation meeting will become part of the administrative record for SBA's consideration when the Agency deliberates on approaches to changes in the regulations pertaining to the 8(a) BD program.
National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Advisory Panel
Document Number: E7-19958
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comment Requested
Document Number: E7-19950
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
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 (PRA) of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 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 Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-19936
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-19711
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
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 Safety 700 MHz Band
Document Number: E7-19441
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announces that a certain rule adopted in its Public Safety 700 MHz Band proceeding (WT Docket No. 02-08; FCC 02-152) in 2002, to the extent it contained an information collection requirement that required approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was approved, and became effective January 31, 2006, following approval by OMB.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-5054
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice and Agenda
Document Number: 07-5018
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Excepted Service
Document Number: 07-5016
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 6.6 and 213.103.
FPL Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Biweekly Notice; Application for Amendment to the Facility Operating License Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations; Correction
Document Number: E7-19946
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on September 25, 2007 (72 FR 54472), that incorrectly referenced the licensee as Detroit Edison Company. This action is necessary to correct the erroneous reference.
GSA Approves Renewal of North American Numbering Council Charter Through September 27, 2009
Document Number: E7-19939
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 2, 2007, the Commission released a public notice announcing GSA approves renewal of North American Numbering Council charter through September 27, 2009. The intended effect of this action is to make the public aware of the renewal of the North American Numbering Council charter.
Elimination of Cash and Check Deposits Into Local Trust Accounts for Express Mail Corporate Accounts
Document Number: E7-19934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise its Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) by providing Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit as a new method of payment for Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) customers. The ACH system is a secure, private network that connects banks to one another by way of the Federal Reserve Board. This network enables electronic payments, such as debit card purchases, to be handled and processed. This proposed rule would also eliminate cash and check deposits made into local trust accounts. EMCA customers would still have three options to fund their accounts: Participate in the Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS), use a personal or business credit or debit card, or authorize the USPS to originate an ACH debit from a specified bank account.
New Address and Barcode Requirements for Automation, Presorted, and Carrier Route Flat-Size Mail
Document Number: E7-19932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes new address placement requirements for Periodicals, Standard Mail, Bound Printed Matter, Media Mail, and Library Mail flat-size pieces sent at automation, presorted, or carrier route rates. We also propose to require an 11-digit POSTNET barcode or Intelligent Mail barcode on flat-size First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter sent at automation rates. In addition, we propose related revisions to the address requirements for automation and presorted First-Class Mail flats.
New Address Requirements for Automation, Presorted, and Carrier Route Rate Letters
Document Number: E7-19931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes new type size and spacing requirements for delivery addresses on all automation, presorted, and carrier route rate letters.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E7-19923
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Suspension and of Proposed Debarment Proceedings; Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism
Document Number: E7-19922
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (the ``Commission'') debars Mr. Brown from the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism for a period of three years because of violation of 18 U.S.C. 1341. Therefore, the Enforcement Bureau is commencing debarment proceedings against him.