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Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting
Document Number: E7-24905
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
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, January 11, 2008, in the Multipurpose Room, Room L-006, 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 http://www.sec.gov. The public is invited to submit written statements for the meeting. The agenda for the meeting includes: (1) Discussion and deliberation of a Committee progress report with concrete proposals and conceptual approaches based on the Committee's work to date in the areas of substantive complexity, standard setting, audit process and compliance and delivery of financial information; (2) a decision to use the Committee progress report as the basis for a report to be published for public comment; and (3) a discussion of next steps and planning for the next meeting.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-24895
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
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 of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Sections 35013520. 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24885
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Retiree Health Benefits
Document Number: E7-24867
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is publishing this final rule so that employers may create, adopt, and maintain a wide range of retiree health plan designs, such as Medicare bridge plans and Medicare wrap-around plans, without violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). To address concerns that the ADEA may be construed to create an incentive for employers to eliminate or reduce retiree health benefits, EEOC is creating a narrow exemption from the prohibitions of the ADEA for the practice of coordinating employer- sponsored retiree health benefits with eligibility for Medicare or a comparable State health benefits program.\1\ The rule does not otherwise affect an employer's ability to offer health or other employment benefits to retirees, consistent with the law.
Electioneering Communications
Document Number: E7-24797
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is revising its rules governing electioneering communications. These revisions implement the Supreme Court's decision in FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc., which held that the prohibition on the use of corporate and labor organization funds for electioneering communications is unconstitutional as applied to certain types of electioneering communications. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 07-6195
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of License Amendment Request by Mallinckrodt Inc., St. Louis, MO, and Opportunity To Request a Hearing
Document Number: E7-24878
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24873
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 36, ``Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0158. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. It is estimated that there are approximately 2 NRC and 8 Agreement State reports submitted annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Irradiator licensees licensed by NRC or an Agreement State. 5. The number of annual respondents: 75 (15 NRC Licensees and 60 Agreement State Licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 35,08 hours (6,988 hours for NRC Licensees [6,878 recordkeeping + 110 reporting] and 28,020 hours for Agreement State Licensees [27,510 recordkeeping + 510 reporting]), or 467 hours per licensee. 7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 36 contains requirements for the issuance of a license authorizing the use of sealed sources containing radioactive materials in irradiators used to irradiate objects or materials for a variety of purposes in research, industry, and other fields. The subparts cover specific requirements for obtaining a license or license exemption, design and performance criteria for irradiators; and radiation safety requirements for opening irradiators, including requirements for operator training, written operating and emergency procedures, personnel monitoring, radiation surveys, inspection and maintenance. Part 36 also contains the recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are necessary to ensure that the irradiator is being safely operated so that it poses no danger to the health and safety of the general public and the irradiator employees. Submit, by February 19, 2008, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft 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 about the information collection requirement may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Independent External Review Panel To Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Materials Licensing Program: Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-24869
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NRC will convene a meeting of the Independent External Review Panel to Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Materials Licensing Program from January 14 through January 18, 2008. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) The NRC's license reviewer training and oversight programs and (2) the NRC's Agreement State program. A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be obtained by e-mailing Mr. Aaron T. McCraw at the contact information below. Purpose: Continue the panel's assessment of the NRC's licensing program by exploring license reviewer training and oversight and the Agreement State program. Date and Time for Closed Sessions: January 18, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This session will be closed so that NRC staff and the Review Panel can discuss safeguards information and pre-decisional information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(3) and 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(9)(B), respectively. Date and Time for Open Sessions: January 14, 2008, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m; and January 15-17, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North Building, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Specific room locations will be indicated for each day on the agenda. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting should contact Mr. McCraw using the information below.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: E7-24850
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds to the Procurement List products and a service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List products and services previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletion
Document Number: E7-24849
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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 service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete product previously furnished by such agencies.
Information Collection To Be Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Nonprofit Agency Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-24848
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (the Committee) will submit the collection of information listed below to OMB for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice solicits comments on that collection of information.
Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings
Document Number: E7-24846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) proposes to revise portions of its regulations regarding unfair labor practice (ULP) proceedings (Part 2423, subpart A). The purpose of the proposed revisions is to clarify the Office of the General Counsel's (OGC) role during the investigatory stage of processing unfair labor practice charges consistent with the policies of the General Counsel, and to clarify certain administrative matters relating to the filing and investigation of ULP charges. Implementation of the proposed changes confirms and enhances the neutrality of the OGC before a ULP merit determination is made.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-24832
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-24805
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-24794
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. 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, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-24793
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. 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.
2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Fund Submission Dates and Post Date of Ineligibility Dates To Submit Statements of Net Outstanding Campaign Obligations; (Authority: 11 CFR 9036.2; 11 CFR 9034.5)
Document Number: E7-24791
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is publishing matching fund submission dates for publicly funded 2008 presidential primary candidates. Eligible candidates may present one submission and/or resubmission per month on the designated date. The Commission is also publishing the dates on which publicly funded 2008 presidential primary candidates must submit their statements of net outstanding campaign obligations (``NOCO statements'') after their dates of ineligibility (``DOI''). Candidates are required to submit a NOCO statement prior to each regularly scheduled date on which they receive Federal matching funds, on dates set forth in the Supplementary Information below.
Parent-to-Child Deeming From Stepparents
Document Number: E7-24787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to change the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) parent-to-child deeming rules so that we would no longer consider the income and resources of a stepparent when an eligible child resides in the household with a stepparent, but that child's natural or adoptive parent has permanently left the household. These proposed rules would respond to a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Social Security Acquiescence Ruling (AR) 99-1(2) currently applies the Court's decision to individuals who reside in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont. These rules propose to establish a uniform national policy with respect to this issue. Also, we propose to make uniform the age at which we consider someone to be a ``child'' in SSI program regulations and to make other minor clarifications to our rules.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24785
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E7-24774
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E7-24773
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: E7-24719
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, the Board, the FDIC, and the OTS (collectively, the ``agencies'') are amending their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to adjust the asset-size thresholds used to define ``small bank'' or ``small savings association'' and ``intermediate small bank'' or ``intermediate small savings association.'' As required by the CRA regulations, the adjustment to the threshold amount is based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index. The agencies are also correcting a paragraph heading that is inaccurate as a result of annual revisions to the small institution threshold.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Clyde and Glenville, NC, Tazewell, Tennessee and Weaverville, NC
Document Number: E7-24623
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document approves a Joint Request for Approval of Settlement Agreement filed by Liberty Productions, a Limited Partnership, Saga Communications of North Carolina, LLC, Ashville Radio Partners, LLC, and Willsyr Communications, Limited Partnership, requesting withdrawal of a Petition for Reconsideration and all pleadings filed in connection MB Docket No. 02-352. With this action, the proceeding is terminated.
Lonnie L. Keeney, Amateur Radio Operator and Licensee of Amateur Radio Station KB9RFO
Document Number: 07-6175
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document commences a hearing proceeding by directing Lonnie L. Keeney, Amateur Radio Operator and Licensee of Amateur Radio Station KB9RFO, to show why the license of Amateur Radio Station KP9FO should not be revoked and whether, in light of a felony conviction against him, he remains qualified to be a Commission licensee.
In the Matter of: Score One, Inc., Physical Property Holdings, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading
Document Number: 07-6174
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Personnel Demonstration Project; Pay Banding and Performance-Based Pay Adjustments in the National Nuclear Security Administration
Document Number: 07-6144
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
Chapter 47 of title 5, United States Code, authorizes the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), directly or in agreement with one or more agencies, to conduct demonstration projects that experiment with new and different human resources management concepts to determine whether changes in human resources policy or procedures would result in improved Federal human resources management. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and OPM will test a pay banding system in which within-band pay progression is based on performance. The final project plan has been approved by NNSA, the Department of Energy, and OPM.
Presidential Library Facilities
Document Number: E7-24746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is issuing regulations under the Presidential Libraries Act (PLA) amendments of 1986 (codified at 44 U.S.C. 2112). Section 2112 requires the Archivist of the United States to promulgate architectural and design standards for Presidential libraries and to report to Congress before he accepts title to or enters into an agreement to use land, a facility, and equipment as a Presidential library. The Archivist must also report to Congress before accepting a gift for the purpose of making any physical or material change or addition to an existing library. Because new Presidential libraries have traditionally been built by private, nonprofit charitable foundations, either by themselves or in collaboration with state and local government or universities, this proposed rule will affect these nonfederal entities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24744
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings for a New Subscription Service
Document Number: E7-24734
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing final 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-024, Travel Costs
Document Number: E7-24730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
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) to change the travel cost principle to ensure a consistent application of the limitation on allowable contractor airfare costs.
Submission for OMB Review; Environmentally Sound Products
Document Number: E7-24721
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat 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 concerning environmentally sound products. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 56991, October 5, 2007. No comments were received.
Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule
Document Number: E7-24716
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is granting a waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing, Diagnostic equipment, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) manufacturing; Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) medical diagnostic equipment manufacturing; Medical ultrasound equipment manufacturing; MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) medical diagnostic equipment manufacturing; Patient monitoring equipment (e.g., intensive care coronary care unit) manufacturing; PET (positron emission equipment tomography) scanners manufacturing; and Positron emission tomography (PET) scanners manufacturing. The basis for a waiver is that no small business manufacturers are supplying this class of product to the Federal government. The effect of a waiver would be to allow otherwise qualified regular dealers to supply the products of any domestic manufacturer on a Federal contract set aside for small businesses; service-disabled veteran-owned small business or SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: RI 92-19
Document Number: E7-24712
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. RI 92-19, Application for Deferred or Postponed Retirement: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), is used by separated employees to apply for either a deferred or a postponed FERS annuity benefit. Approximately 1, 693 forms are completed annually. We estimate it takes approximately 60 minutes to complete the form. The annual estimated burden is 1,693 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606-8358, FAX (202) 418-3251 or via E-mail to MaryBeth.Smith- Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request.