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

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Exemption From Registration for Certain Foreign Persons
Document Number: E7-22110
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') has amended Commission Regulation 3.10 concerning the registration of firms located outside the U.S. that are engaged in intermediating commodity interest transactions on U.S. designated contract markets (``DCMs'') and U.S. derivative transaction execution facilities (``DTEFs'').\1\ The amended regulation codifies past actions of the Commission or its staff to permit certain foreign firms that limit their customers to foreign customers, and submit U.S. DCM and DTEF business on behalf of those customers for clearing on an omnibus basis through a registered futures commission merchant (``FCM''), to be exempt from registration as an FCM pursuant to section 4d of the Commodity Exchange Act (``Act''). The amended regulation similarly extends the relief from registration to those foreign persons acting in the capacity of an introducing broker (``IB''), commodity trading advisor (``CTA'') and commodity pool operator (``CPO'') solely on behalf of foreign customers.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 07-5685
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-006, Contractor Compliance Program and Integrity Reporting
Document Number: 07-5670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
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), at the request of the Department of Justice (DoJ), in order to require contractors to have a code of ethics and business conduct, establish and maintain specific internal controls to detect and prevent improper conduct in connection with the award or performance of Government contracts or subcontracts, and to notify contracting officers without delay whenever they become aware of violations of Federal criminal law with regard to such contracts or subcontracts.
Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2155-2175 MHz Band
Document Number: 07-5632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, we seek comment on service rules for licensed fixed and mobile services, including Advanced Wireless Services (AWS), in the 2155-2175 MHz band (AWS-3). We seek comment on rules for licensing this newly designated spectrum in a manner that will permit it to be fully and promptly utilized to bring advanced wireless services to American consumers. Our objective is to allow for the most effective and efficient use of the spectrum in this band, while also encouraging development of robust wireless broadband services. We propose to apply our flexible, market-oriented rules to the band in order to meet this objective.
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: Z7-20797
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Department of State, Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E7-22171
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Model Application Concerning Technical Specification Improvement To Revise Control Rod Notch Surveillance Frequency, Clarify SRM Insert Control Rod Action, and Clarify Frequency Example
Document Number: E7-22159
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model safety evaluation (SE) relating to the revision of Standard Technical Specifications (STS), NUREG-1430 (B&W), NUREG-1431 (Westinghouse), NUREG-1432 (CE), NUREG- 1433 (BWR/4) and NUREG-1434 (BWR/6). Specifically the SE addresses: (1) The revision of the technical specification (TS) surveillance requirement (SR) 3.1.3.2 frequency in STS 3.1.3, ``Control Rod OPERABILITY,'' (NUREG-1433 and NUREG-1434), (2) a clarification to the requirement to fully insert all insertable control rods for the limiting condition for operation (LCO) in STS 3.3.1.2, Required Action E.2, ``Source Range Monitor Instrumentation'' (NUREG-1434 only), and (3) the revision of Example 1.4-3 in STS Section 1.4 ``Frequency'' to clarify the applicability of the 1.25 surveillance test interval extension (NUREG-1430 through NUREG-1434). The NRC staff has also prepared a model license amendment request and a model no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination relating to this matter. The purpose of these models is to permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments that propose to modify TS control rod SR testing frequency, clarify TS control insertion requirements, and clarify SR frequency discussions. Licensees of nuclear power reactors to which the models apply can request amendments, confirming the applicability of the SE and NSHC determination to their plant licensing basis.
NUREG-1556, Volume 21, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive Material Using an Accelerator”
Document Number: E7-22157
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the completion and availability of NUREG-1556, Volume 21, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses, Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive Material Using an Accelerator,'' dated October 2007.
Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Comment on Post-Reconfiguration 800 MHz Band Plan for the U.S.-Canada Border Regions
Document Number: E7-22128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document seeks comment on post-reconfiguration 800 MHz band plans for the U.S.-Canada border regions. The Bureau, by this action, affords interested parties an opportunity to submit comments and reply comments on proposals for establishing a reconfigured 800 MHz band plan in the U.S.-Canada border region in order to accomplish the Commission's goals for band reconfiguration.
Ultra-Wideband Transmission Systems
Document Number: E7-22124
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 22, 2003, the Commission released a Memorandum Opinion and Order in the matter of ``Ultra-Wideband Transmission Systems.'' This document contains corrections to the final regulations that appeared in the Federal Register of April 22, 2003 (68 FR 19746).
Radio Broadcasting Services; Clayton, OK
Document Number: E7-22123
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document requests comments on a petition for rulemaking filed by North Texas Radio Group, L.P., requesting the substitution of Channel 262A for vacant Channel 241A at Clayton, Oklahoma. The reference coordinates for Channel 262A at Clayton, Oklahoma, are 34-32- 48 NL and 95-29-45 WL. There is a site restriction 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) west of the community.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, Comment Requested
Document Number: E7-22122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
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.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Tecopa, CA
Document Number: E7-22121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document requests comments on a Petition for Rule Making filed by Shamrock Communications, Inc. (``Petitioner'') proposing the allotment of new Channel 288A at Tecopa, California. The instant Petition for Rule Making was filed concurrently with and contingent upon the grant of an FCC Form 301 Auction 68 long form application for a new FM station on Channel 291A at Tecopa, which seeks a one-step upgrade from Channel 291A to Channel 290C1 and a change in the community of license from Tecopa, California, to Amargosa Valley, Nevada. Action on the foregoing application will be taken separately from action on the instant Petition for Rule Making.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Susanville, CA
Document Number: E7-22120
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document requests comments on a petition for rule making filed by Hilltop Church (``Petitioner''), the licensee of noncommercial educational station KHGQ(FM), Quincy, California. Petitioner has filed an application requesting the substitution of Channel 262A for existing Channel 265A at Station KHGQ(FM), Quincy, California. To accommodate the foregoing application, the Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making proposing to substitute Channel 264A for Channel 262A at Susanville, California.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Ash Fork and Paulden, AZ
Document Number: E7-22119
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document sets forth a proposal to amend the FM Table of Allotments, Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 73.202(b). The Commission requests comment on a petition filed by Sierra H Broadcasting, Inc. (``Petitioner''). Petitioner proposes channel substitutions for two vacant allotments contained in the FM Table of Allotments, in order to accommodate the allotment of Channel 266C at Cordes Lakes, Arizona. Petitioner proposes the substitution of Channel 259A for vacant FM Channel 267A at Ash Fork, Arizona, and the substitution of Channel 228C3 for vacant FM Channel 263C3 at Paulden, Arizona. Channel 259A can be allotted at Ash Fork in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 7.4 km (4.6 miles) northwest of Ash Fork. The proposed coordinates for Channel 259A at Ash Fork are 35-16-13 North Latitude and 112-32-31 West Longitude. Channel 228C3 can be allotted at Paulden in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 7.7 km (4.8 miles) west of Paulden. The proposed coordinates for Channel 228C3 at Paulden are 34- 52-16 North Latitude and 112-33-00 West Longitude. See Supplementary Information infra.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Danville, Falmouth, Midway, Owingsville, Perryville, and Wilmore, KY
Document Number: E7-22118
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document grants a counterproposal filed by Educational Media Foundation requesting the reallotment of Channel 296A from Danville to Wilmore, Kentucky, and the modification of its license to reflect the change and the allotment of Channel 298A at Perryville, Kentucky, as the community's first local aural transmission service. The document denies a petition for rulemaking filed jointly by L.M. Communications of Kentucky, LLC, licensee of Station WBTF (FM), Midway, Kentucky, and Gateway Radio Works, Inc., licensee of Station WKCA (FM), Owingsville, Kentucky, proposing to substitute Channel 298C3 for Channel 300A at Midway, Kentucky and modify Station WBTF's license accordingly, to substitute Channel 295A for 299A at a new site at Owingsville, Kentucky and modify Gateway's license for Station WKCA accordingly, and to substitute Channel 300A for Channel 299A at Falmouth, Kentucky and modify the Station WIOK (FM) license accordingly. Counterproposals filed by West Portsmouth Broadcasting and RGS Communications are dismissed. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION supra.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-22112
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
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.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-22105
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-22081
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: 07-5651
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-5650
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-5637
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-5636
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5629
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 11912, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; or (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725-17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 295, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703-292-7556.
Amendment of Commission Rules-Competitive Bidding Order; Correction
Document Number: E7-22046
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of Tuesday, July 9, 2002 (67 FR 45362). That final rule inadvertently removed provisions of Sec. 27.502 of the Federal Communication Commission's rules, regarding bidding credit percentages for eligible designated entities bidding on licenses in the 746-764 MHz and 776-794 MHz Bands. This document corrects the final regulations by restoring the substance of the removed provisions.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings for a New Subscription Service
Document Number: E7-22044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed regulations that set the rates and terms for the use of sound recordings in transmissions made by new subscription services and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary for the facilitation of such transmissions for the period commencing from the inception of the new subscription service through December 31, 2010.
Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletion
Document Number: E7-22037
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
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 previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received On or Before: December 9, 2007.
Procurement List; Deletions
Document Number: E7-22036
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action deletes from the Procurement List products and a service previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-22034
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to OMB for review. 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: New collection. 2. The title of the information collection: Comprehensive Decommissioning Program, Including Annual Data Collection, OMB 3150- xxxx. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: Annually (to keep site information current). 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Agreement States who have signed Section 274(b) Agreements with NRC and are regulating uranium recovery and/or complex sites undergoing decommissioning. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 68. (2 responses for each respondent.) 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 34. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 677 hours (approximately 20 hours per respondent). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: Agreement States will be asked to provide information about uranium recovery and complex sites undergoing decommissioning regulated by the Agreement States on an annual basis. The information request will allow the NRC to compile, in a centralized location, more complete information on the status of decommissioning and decontamination in the United States in order to provide a national perspective on decommissioning. The information will be made available to the public by the NRC in order to ensure openness and promote communication to enhance public confidence in the national decommissioning program. This does not apply to information, such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information provided by the Agreement States as privileged or confidential. Information such as financial assurance and the status of decommissioning funding would need to be identified by the Agreement State as privileged or confidential, whereupon the NRC would withhold such information from public access and treat it as sensitive or non-sensitive, per the considerations in 10 CFR 2.390 and 9.17. This does not apply to financial assurance or decommissioning funding information that is already available to the public. Although specific details of the funding mechanisms are treated as confidential, beneficial lessons learned regarding the improvement of decommissioning-related funding will be shared with the Agreement States. 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 December 10, 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 J. Frey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150- xxxx), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to NathanJ.Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-7345. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, 301-415-7245.
Raw Flexible Magnets fom China and Taiwan
Document Number: E7-22014
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-22006
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-21960
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
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 (PRA), 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.
Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 109
Document Number: E7-21927
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This staff accounting bulletin (``SAB'') expresses the views of the staff regarding written loan commitments that are accounted for at fair value through earnings under generally accepted accounting principles. SAB No. 105, Application of Accounting Principles to Loan Commitments (``SAB 105''), provided the views of the staff regarding derivative loan commitments that are accounted for at fair value through earnings pursuant to Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities. SAB 105 stated that in measuring the fair value of a derivative loan commitment, the staff believed it would be inappropriate to incorporate the expected net future cash flows related to the associated servicing of the loan. This SAB supersedes SAB 105 and expresses the current view of the staff that, consistent with the guidance in Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 156, Accounting for Servicing of Financial Assets, and Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, the expected net future cash flows related to the associated servicing of the loan should be included in the measurement of all written loan commitments that are accounted for at fair value through earnings. SAB 105 also indicated that the staff believed that internally-developed intangible assets (such as customer relationship intangible assets) should not be recorded as part of the fair value of a derivative loan commitment. This SAB retains that staff view and broadens its application to all written loan commitments that are accounted for at fair value through earnings. The staff expects registrants to apply the views in Question 1 of SAB 109 on a prospective basis to derivative loan commitments issued or modified in fiscal quarters beginning after December 15, 2007.
Rulemaking for EDGAR System; Mandatory Electronic Submission of Applications for Orders Under the Investment Company Act and Filings Made Pursuant to Regulation E
Document Number: E7-21911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We propose several amendments to rules regarding our Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system. Specifically, we propose to amend our rules to make mandatory the electronic submission on EDGAR of applications for orders under any section of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Investment Company Act'') and Regulation E filings of small business investment companies and business development companies. We also propose to amend the electronic filing rules to make the temporary hardship exemption unavailable for submission of applications under the Investment Company Act. Finally, we propose amendments to Rule 0-2 under the Investment Company Act that would eliminate the requirement that certain documents accompanying an application be notarized and the requirement that applicants submit a draft notice as an exhibit to an application.
Truth in Savings
Document Number: E7-21701
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation DD, which implements the Truth in Savings Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules addressed the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. In addition, the Board is adopting final amendments to Regulation DD to provide guidance on the electronic delivery of disclosures. For example, the final rules provide that when a deposit account advertisement is accessed by a consumer in electronic form, disclosures may be provided to the consumer in electronic form in the advertisement without regard to the consumer consent and other provisions of the E- Sign Act. Similar final rules are being adopted under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Truth in Lending
Document Number: E7-21700
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The 2001 interim final rules addressed the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. In addition, the Board is adopting final amendments to Regulation Z to provide guidance on the electronic delivery of disclosures. For example, the final rules provide that when an application for a credit card is accessed by a consumer in electronic form, disclosures may be provided to the consumer in electronic form on or with the application without regard to the consumer consent and other provisions of the E- Sign Act. Similar final rules are being adopted under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Consumer Leasing
Document Number: E7-21699
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation M, which implements the Consumer Leasing Act, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules addressed the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. In addition, the Board is adopting final amendments to Regulation M to provide guidance on the electronic delivery of disclosures. For example, the final rules provide that when a lease advertisement is accessed by a consumer in electronic form, disclosures may be provided to the consumer in electronic form in the advertisement without regard to the consumer consent and other provisions of the E-Sign Act. Similar final rules are being adopted under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Electronic Fund Transfer
Document Number: E7-21698
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules addressed the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. Similar rules are being adopted under other consumer fair lending and financial services regulations administered by the Board.
Equal Credit Opportunity
Document Number: E7-21697
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation B, which implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation, to withdraw portions of the interim final rules for the electronic delivery of disclosures issued March 30, 2001. The interim final rules address the timing and delivery of electronic disclosures, consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). Because compliance with the 2001 interim final rules has not been mandatory, withdrawal of these provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations reduces confusion about the status of the provisions and simplifies the regulation. In addition, the Board is adopting final amendments to Regulation B to provide guidance on the electronic delivery of disclosures. For example, the final rules provide that when an application is accessed by an applicant in electronic form, disclosures may be provided to the consumer in electronic form on or with the application without regard to the consumer consent and other provisions of the E-Sign Act. Similar final rules are being adopted under other consumer financial services regulations administered by the Board.