Interagency Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Procedures To Enhance the Accuracy and Integrity of Information Furnished to Consumer Reporting Agencies Under Section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, and FTC (Agencies) are publishing for comment proposed regulations and guidelines to implement the accuracy and integrity provisions in section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act).\1\ The proposed regulations and guidelines would implement the requirement that the Agencies issue guidelines for use by furnishers regarding the accuracy and integrity of the information about consumers that they furnish to consumer reporting agencies and prescribe regulations requiring furnishers to establish reasonable policies and procedures for implementing the guidelines. The Agencies also are publishing for comment proposed regulations to implement the direct dispute provisions in section 312. The proposed regulations would implement the requirement that the Agencies issue regulations identifying the circumstances under which a furnisher must reinvestigate disputes about the accuracy of information contained in a consumer report based on a direct request from a consumer.
Definition of Cable System
The Copyright Office is seeking comment on issues associated with the definition of the term ``cable system'' under the Copyright Act and the Copyright Office's implementing rules. The Copyright Office is also seeking comment on the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's request for the creation of subscriber groups for the purposes of eliminating the ``phantom signal'' phenomenon. Further, the Copyright Office seeks comment on several other issues related to the existence of phantom signals on certain cable systems. The purpose of this Notice of Inquiry is to solicit input on, and address possible solutions to, the complex issues presented in this proceeding.
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board; Regular Meeting
Notice is hereby given of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board (Board). Date and Time: The meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on December 13, 2007, from 10:30 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing notice to alter each of its system of records by adding a new general routine use subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). The new general routine use will permit disclosure of USAID records protected by the Privacy Act when reasonably necessary to respond, prevent, minimize or remedy harm that may result from an agency data breach. This notice complies with subsection (e)(11) of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a), which requires agencies to publish advance notice of any new routine use of information in a system of records.
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Functional Limitations Due to Digestive Disorders
On October 19, 2007, we published final rules in the Federal Register (72 FR 59397) revising the criteria in sections 5.00 and 105.00 of the Listing of Impairments in appendix 1 to subpart P of part 404 of our regulations (the listings), the sections that we use to evaluate claims involving digestive disorders. In those rules, we indicated that we would issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) inviting public comments on whether we should add a functional listing for digestive disorders, and if so, what functional criteria would be appropriate (72 FR at 59416). We are now requesting your comments and suggestions. After we have considered your comments and suggestions, other information about the functional effects of digestive disorders, and our adjudicative experience, we will determine whether it is appropriate to add a functional listing for digestive disorders. If we decide to add such a listing, we will publish for public comment a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will propose specific revisions to the rules.
Credit by Brokers and Dealers
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is amending Regulation T (Credit by Brokers and Dealers) to correct a cross-reference in one of its interpretations.
Denim Fabric: Commercial Availability in AGOA Countries During Fiscal Year 2009
Pursuant to section 112(c)(2)(B)(ii) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (19 U.S.C. 3721(c)(2)(B)(ii)), the Commission has instituted investigation No. AGOA-003, Denim Fabric: Commercial Availability in AGOA Countries During Fiscal Year 2009, for the purpose of gathering information and making the determinations required concerning whether certain denim fabric will be available in commercial quantities during fiscal year 2009 for use by lesser developed beneficiary (LDB) sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries in the production of apparel articles receiving preferential treatment under AGOA, and if so, the quantity that will be available.
In the Matter of: Certain Flash Memory Controllers, Drives, Memory Cards, and Media Players and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 24, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of SanDisk Corporation of Milpitas, California. A supplement to the complaint was filed on November 7, 2007. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 flash memory controllers, drives, memory cards, and media players and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,426,893, 6,763,424, 5,719,808, 6,947,332, and 7,137,011. The complaint, as supplemented, further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 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.
In the Matter of Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants' Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 10) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting complainants' motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation with respect to ``certain Samsung entities'' in the above-captioned investigation. The above-captioned investigation has been consolidated with Inv. No. 337-TA-601, Certain 3G Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) Handsets and Components Thereof.
Submission for OMB Review
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 for OMB review and approval. Comments were solicited in the 60-day notice, posted on October 2, 2007, and no comments were received.
Farm Credit Administration Board; Regular Meeting
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b(e)(3)), of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board). Date and Time: The regular meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on December 13, 2007, from 9 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB)
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), this notice announces the appointment of members of the combined PRB for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. The Board reviews the performance appraisals of career and non-career senior executives. The Board makes recommendations regarding proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses and other appropriate personnel actions. Composition of PRB: The Board shall consist of at least three voting members. In the case of an appraisal of a career appointee, more than half of the members shall consist of career appointees. The names and titles of the PRB members are as follows: Primary Members:
Shareholder Proposals Relating to the Election of Directors
The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing this adopting release to codify the meaning of Rule 14a-8(i)(8) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Rule 14a-8 provides shareholders with an opportunity to place certain proposals in a company's proxy materials for a vote at an annual or special meeting of shareholders. Subsection (i)(8) of the Rule permits exclusion of certain shareholder proposals related to the election of directors. The Commission is adopting an amendment to Rule 14a-8(i)(8) to provide certainty regarding the meaning of this provision in response to a recent court decision.
Public Information Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval, Comments Requested
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 Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
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.