Agencies and Commissions December 5, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E7-23602
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations
Document Number: E7-23597
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-23584
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-23583
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Disclosure of Termination Information
Document Number: E7-23577
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This is a proposed rule to implement section 506 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-280) which amends sections 4041 and 4042 of ERISA. These amendments require that a plan administrator disclose information it has submitted to PBGC in connection with a distress termination filing, and that a plan administrator or plan sponsor disclose information it has submitted to PBGC in connection with a PBGC-initiated termination. The new provisions also require PBGC to disclose the administrative record in a PBGC-initiated termination. The disclosures must be made to an affected party upon request.
Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, 2007 Review of Additions and Removals
Document Number: E7-23560
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of a letter on November 26, 2007, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) advising of the withdrawal of petitions requesting the addition of the following three articles to the list of articles eligible for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, the Commission has terminated its investigation with respect to those three articles and will not provide probable economic effect advice with respect to those articles: Molybdenum ores and concentrates, roasted (HTS subheading 2613.10.00, USTR accepted case 2007-01); Molybdenum ores and concentrates, other (HTS subheading 2613.90.00, USTR accepted case 2007-02); and Other synthetic organic pigments and coloring preparations (HTS subheading 3204.17.90, USTR accepted case 2007-04). The Commission expects to transmit its report to the USTR providing its advice with respect to the remaining articles that are the subject of the USTR's request for advice by December 19, 2007.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-23548
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
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: E7-23537
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
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.
Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of October 30-31, 2007
Document Number: E7-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Information Quality Guidelines
Document Number: E7-23526
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed Federal agencies to make available on their Web sites guidelines that ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information (including statistical information) they disseminate. Federal agencies should also make available on their Web sites administrative mechanisms that allow affected persons to seek and obtain correction of information that the agency maintains and disseminated that does not comply with the guidelines. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) now publishes the following guidelines covering pre-dissemination information quality control and an administrative mechanism for requests for correction of information the Commission publicly disseminates. These guidelines were published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2006 at 71 FR 41762 and provided that the Commission would receive public comments through August 23, 2006 to be considered in the formulation of these final guidelines. No comments were received. OMB provided the Commission with suggested revisions, which the Commission used in preparing these final guidelines.
Revisions of Regulations Concerning Procedures for Filing Appeals to Denial in Whole or Part of Initial FOIA Requests
Document Number: E7-23521
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is amending regulations concerning the procedures for filing an appeal to adverse FOIA determinations. The revisions require that appeals be filed within 28 calendar days of the service of the notification of the adverse determination.
Employee Thrift Advisory Council
Document Number: 07-5947
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-5935
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collections to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be sent via e-mail to David Rostker@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202-395-7285. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Grant Guideline, Notice
Document Number: 07-5921
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: State Justice Institute, Agencies and Commissions
This Guideline sets forth the administrative, programmatic, and financial requirements attendant to Fiscal Year 2008 State Justice Institute grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.