Agencies and Commissions 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: OPM Form 1496A
Document Number: E7-24708
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 revision of a currently approved collection. OPM Form1496A, Application for Deferred Retirement (Separations on or after October 1, 1956) is used by eligible former Federal employees to apply for a deferred Civil Service annuity. Form OPM 1496 and OPM 1496A were needed for many years because there was a major revision in the law effective October 1, 1956; this affected the general information provided with both forms. However, we will no longer maintain a clearance of the OPM 1496, because the waning population affected by this form is fewer than ten respondents a year. We are requesting clearance of the revised OPM 1496A. Approximately 2,800 OPM Forms 1496A will be completed annually. We estimate it takes approximately 1 hour to complete this form. The annual burden is 2,800 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.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-24706
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of Revised Information Collection: RI 38-31
Document Number: E7-24705
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) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. RI 38-31, Request for Information About Your Missing Payment, is sent in response to a notification by an individual of the loss or non-receipt of a payment from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. This form requests the information needed to enable OPM to trace and/or reissue payment. Missing payments may also be reported to OPM. Comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Office of Personnel Management, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Approximately 8,000 reports of missing payments are processed each year. Of these, we estimate that 7,800 are reports of missing checks. Approximately 200 reports of missing checks are reported using RI 38-31 and 7,600 are reported by telephone. A response time of ten minutes per form reporting a missing check is estimated; the same amount of time is needed to report the missing checks or electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments using the telephone. The annual burden for reporting missing checks is 1,300 hours. The remaining 200 reports relate to EFT payments. No missing EFT payments are reported using RI 38-31. The annual burden for reporting missing EFT payments is 33 hours. The total burden is 1,333 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.
Multiple Listing Service, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-24686
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Occupational Dose Records, Labeling Containers, and the Total Effective Dose Equivalent; Deferral of Effective Date
Document Number: E7-24636
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission published a final rule amending regulations that would become effective January 3, 2008. The final rule, published December 4, 2007 (72 FR 68043) related to the reporting of annual dose to workers, the definition of Total Effective Dose Equivalent (TEDE), the labeling of certain containers holding licensed material, and the determination of cumulative occupational radiation dose. The NRC is deferring the effective date of the final rule until Office of Budget and Management (OMB) review and clearance of the rule's information collections is completed. NRC anticipates the new effective date for this rule will be February 15, 2008. The NRC will publish a subsequent document to confirm this effective date.
Revisions to Form S-11 To Permit Historical Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: E7-24617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing to amend Form S-11, a registration statement used by real estate entities to register offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. The amendments would permit an entity that has filed at least one annual report and that is current in its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to incorporate by reference into Form S-11 information from its previously filed Exchange Act reports and documents. The proposed amendments are identical to amendments to Forms S-1 and F-1 previously adopted by the Commission and effective as of December 1, 2005.
Home Mortgage Disclosure
Document Number: E7-24612
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is publishing a final rule amending the staff commentary that interprets the requirements of Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure). The staff commentary is amended to increase the asset-size exemption threshold for depository institutions based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. The adjustment from $36 million to $37 million reflects the increase of that index by 2.70% percent during the twelve-month period ending in November 2007. Thus, depository institutions with assets of $37 million or less as of December 31, 2007, are exempt from collecting data in 2008.
Rules of General Application and Adjudication and Enforcement
Document Number: E7-24591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to clarify certain provisions, to harmonize different parts of the Commission's rules, and to address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice. The intended effect of the proposed amendments is to facilitate compliance with the Commission's Rules and improve the administration of agency proceedings.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E7-24528
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document informs the public that the Commission is seeking comments on proposed service standard measurement and reporting systems for market dominant products. The proposal responds to provisions in a law enacted this year which require consultation between the Commission and the Postal Service on the establishment of service standards. The law also requires the use of an objective external measurement, unless the Commission approves an internal measurement system. Comments will assist the Commission in carrying out its legal obligations. This document identifies revised comment deadlines and reflects minor changes, reformatting, and footnote numbering.
Public Information Collections Approved by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-24510
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the following public information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-24509
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-24507
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
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 No. 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.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-24479
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
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, 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 to the Office of Management and Budget, Comment Requested
Document Number: E7-24476
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
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.
SBA Lender Oversight Program
Document Number: E7-24381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On October 31, 2007, SBA published a proposed rule seeking comments on its proposal which would incorporate SBA's risk-based lender oversight program into SBA regulations. SBA is extending the comment period an additional 60 days from December 31, 2007 to February 29, 2008. The proposed rule is generating a significant level of interest. Given the scope of the proposal and the nature of the issues raised by the comments received to date, SBA believes the affected parties would find it beneficial to have more time to review the proposal and prepare their comments.
Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements
Document Number: E7-24346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to revise the security requirements and material control and accounting (MC&A) requirements for a geologic repository operations area (GROA). The goal of this rulemaking is to ensure that effective security measures are in place for the protection of high- level radioactive waste (HLW) and other radioactive material at a GROA given the post-September 11, 2001, threat environment. New requirements for specific training enhancements, improved access authorization, enhancements to defensive strategies, and enhanced reporting requirements would be incorporated. The proposed rule would establish general performance objectives and corresponding system capabilities for the GROA MC&A program, with a focus on strengthening, streamlining, and consolidating all MC&A regulations specific to a GROA. In addition, the proposed rule would require the emergency plan to address radiological emergencies.
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-6116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
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.
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-6115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
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 submissions may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Notice to Extend the Request for Comment on Draft Convening Report Regarding Negotiated Rulemaking and Bureau of Indian Affairs Funded School Facilities Repair, Renovation & Construction
Document Number: 07-6090
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution gives notice that the comment period announced in the October 22, 2007 (72 FR 59556) on the draft convening report regarding Department of the Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-funded school facilities construction as identified in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB Act) will be extended to February 1, 2008. The draft report was prepared at the request of the DOI, BIA, and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Such a convening report is described generally in the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996, Public Law 104-320, Section 563(b). As a neutral, independent federal program, the U.S. Institute and its impartial contractor team, Consensus Building Institute (CBI) conducted two-hundred (200) interviews of people with an interest in BIA-funded school facilities construction. The purpose of the interviews was to explore the opportunities for, and barriers to, using negotiated rulemaking to develop regulations implementing the requirements of the NCLB Act related to BIA-funded school facilities. The draft report covers school facility topics identified from the NCLB Act: Methods to catalog school facilities; Determining formulas for priority and funding for school replacement construction and new construction; Determining formulas for priority and funding for school renovation and repair; Facilities standards for home living (dormitory) situations. In the draft report, CBI identified several key themes from its interviews: There is a strong willingness to go forward with a negotiated rulemaking, as it is required by statute. Interviewees were supportive of negotiating to improve the fairness, efficiency and transparency of the funding formulas for all aspects of school facilities funding. There is a need to integrate the formal negotiation with less formal methods of consulting with the tribes who will not have seats at the table. CBI suggests a national workshop for all tribes with school facilities as part of the preparation for the negotiation process. This workshop could help identify options for the negotiating committee to work with. Representation of the tribes on the negotiating committee is required by the NCLB Act to be roughly proportional to the percent of students each tribe has in the system. For the majority of tribes (i.e. beyond the top eleven for student population), there will need to be a process for sharing seats or otherwise developing representation structures. The draft convening report may be accessed at: http:// www.cbuilding.org and at: http://www.ecr.gov. This notice invites interested individuals, organizations and governments to review and offer comments that focus on the findings and recommendations presented draft convening report.
Charges for Certain Disclosures
Document Number: E7-24672
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces that the ceiling on allowable charges under Section 612(f) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') will increase from $10.00 to $10.50 effective January 1, 2008. Under 1996 amendments to the FCRA, the Federal Trade Commission is required to increase the $8.00 amount referred to in paragraph (1)(A)(i) of Section 612(f) on January 1 of each year, based proportionally on changes in the Consumer Price Index (``CPI''), with fractional changes rounded to the nearest fifty cents. The CPI increased 29.34 percent between September 1997, the date the FCRA amendments took effect, and September 2007. This increase in the CPI and the requirement that any increase be rounded to the nearest fifty cents results in an increase in the maximum allowable charge to $10.50 effective January 1, 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24671
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through December 31, 2010, the current OMB clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2007.
Notice of Quarterly Report (July 1, 2007-September 30, 2007)
Document Number: E7-24634
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is reporting for the quarter July 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007 with respect to both assistance provided under Section 605 of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-199, Division D (the Act)), and transfers of funds to other federal agencies pursuant to Section 619 of that Act. The following report shall be made available to the public by means of publication in the Federal Register and on the Internet website of the MCC (http://www.mcc.gov) in accordance with Section 612(b) of the Act.
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E7-24631
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice fulfills the Millennium Challenge Corporation's ``No FEAR Act Notice'' Federal Register publication obligations, as required by the Act and by the Office of Personnel Management implementing regulations at 5 CFR 724.202.
Adjustment of Rates and Terms for Preexisting Subscription and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services
Document Number: E7-24625
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing final regulations setting the royalty rates and terms for the use of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral phonorecords by preexisting subscription services for the period 2008-2012.
Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals to Change the Community of License
Document Number: E7-24624
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following applicants filed AM or FM proposals to change the community of license: KZLZ, LLC, Station KZLZ, Facility ID 36022, BPH-20070118AEX, From KEARNY, AZ, To CASAS ADOBES, AZ; GEORGIA EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC., Station NEW, Facility ID 170973, BNPH-20070502ABS, From PINEVIEW, GA, To ROCHELLE, GA; ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS RADIO SERVICE, Station WRFM, Facility ID 1724, BP-20070521ABD, From MUNCIE, IN, To KNIGHTSTOWN, IN; WSJD, INC., Station WSJD, Facility ID 55111, BPH-20070801AAB, From PRINCETON, IN, To HAUBSTADT, IN; DELTA RADIO LLC, Station WKXY, Facility ID 77755, BMPH-20071024AAC, From CLARKSDALE, MS, To MERIGOLD, MS; EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC., Station KTSG, Facility ID 88717, BPED-20071024ABK, From SIDNEY, CO, To STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO; EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC., Station KTAW, Facility ID 89073, BPED-20071024ABM, From WESTCLIFFE, CO, To WALSENBURG, CO; EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC., Station KTMH, Facility ID 89574, BPED- 20071024ABN, From COLONA, CO, To MONTROSE, CO; EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC., Station KTDU, Facility ID 88486, BPED-20071024ABO, From TRIMBLE, CO, To DURANGO, CO; MESIC, MICHAEL J, Station WLGE, Facility ID 170981, BMPH-20071030ACI, From EPHRAIM, WI, To BAILEYS HARBOR, WI; BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION, Station WGOP, Facility ID 5347, BP-20071102ARL, From POCOMOKE CITY, MD, To DAMASCUS, MD; HANSON BROADCASTING CO. OF CALIFORNIA, Station KGBA, Facility ID 8174, BP-20071106AAO, From CALEXICO, CA, To HEBER, CA; RICHARD A. & JOANN R. PETERSON, JOINT TENANTS, Station KBSZ, Facility ID 11217, BP-20071107ACH, From WICKENBURG, AZ, To APACHE JUNCTION, AZ; SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC., Station NEW, Facility ID 166018, BMPH- 20071108ACY, From ALTURAS, CA, To FERNLEY, NV; SEWARD MEDIA PARTNERS, LLC, Station KSWD-FM, Facility ID 72677, BPH-20071108AET, From SEWARD, AK, To STERLING, AK; LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC, Station KHIL, Facility ID 72656, BP-20071113AFN, From WILLCOX, AZ, To KEARNY, AZ; MICHIGAN COMMUNITY RADIO, Station WKKM, Facility ID 121959, BPED-20071114AGT, From RUST TOWNSHIP, MI, To HARRISVILLE, MI; NORTHLAND COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS, Station WJOJ, Facility ID 88667, BPED-20071115AAA, From HARRISVILLE, MI, To RUST TOWNSHIP, MI; NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC., Station WKIX, Facility ID 57610, BPH-20071115ABS, From KINSTON, NC, To WALNUT CREEK, NC; UNIVISION RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION, Station WVIX, Facility ID 48449, BPH-20071119AIH, From JOLIET, IL, To LEMONT, IL; EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION, Station KLVP-FM, Facility ID 79245, BPED- 20071119AKN, From CHERRYVILLE, OR, To SANDY, OR; EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION, Station KLVP-FM, Facility ID 79245, BPED-20071119AKN, From CHERRYVILLE, OR, To SANDY, OR; CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, Station WDXB, Facility ID 2114, BPH-20071126AJI, From JASPER, AL, To PELHAM, AL; R & R RADIO CORPORATION, Station KDES-FM, Facility ID 67354, BPH- 20071128ACX, From PALM SPRINGS, CA, To REDLANDS, CA; RADIOACTIVE, LLC, Station WPNS, Facility ID 164241, BMPH-20071129AGC, From BRODHEAD, KY, To NORTH CORBIN, KY.
Freedom of Information Act Procedural Rules
Document Number: E7-24599
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (the ``Commission'') is publishing final revisions to its rules implementing the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') in light of its experience under the rules, the need to update its fee schedules, and changes in implementing the FOIA mandated by Executive Order 13392.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Analysis of Trends in Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants to States
Document Number: E7-24598
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: The National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
The Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95)[44 U.S.C. 3508(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Institute of Museum and Library Services is soliciting comments concerning the proposed study to assess the impact of access to computers and the Internet and to related services at public libraries on individuals, families, and communities.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-24597
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-24596
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocation
Document Number: E7-24595
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Low Enriched Uranium From France
Document Number: E7-24587
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Probe Card Assemblies, Components Thereof and Certain Tested Dram and Nand Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-24586
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 13, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of FormFactor, Inc. of Livermore, California. An amended complaint was filed on December 7, 2007. The complaint, as amended, 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 probe card assemblies, components thereof and certain tested DRAM and NAND flash memory devices and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,994,152, 6,509,751, 6,615,485, 6,624,648, 7,168,162, and 7,225,538. The complaint, as amended, 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 GPS Chips, Associated Software and Systems, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination not to Review ALJ Order; No. 22 Granting Complainant's Motion to Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-24585
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 22) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting complainant's motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-24576
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Extensions of Credit by Federal Reserve Banks
Document Number: E7-24567
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) has adopted final amendments to its Regulation A to reflect the Board's approval of a decrease in the primary credit rate at each Federal Reserve Bank. The secondary credit rate at each Reserve Bank automatically decreased by formula as a result of the Board's primary credit rate action.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated Employees
Document Number: E7-24527
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to conform the tables to the economic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published previously in the Federal Register.
Incorporation by Reference of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Cases
Document Number: E7-24478
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to incorporate by reference the latest revisions of two previously incorporated regulatory guides (RGs) that approve Code Cases published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). These RGs are 1.84, ``Design, Fabrication, and Materials Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section III,'' Revision 34, and RG 1.147, ``Inservice Inspection Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section XI, Division 1,'' Revision 15. This action allows licensees to use the Code Cases listed in the RGs as alternatives to requirements in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code regarding the construction and inservice inspection of nuclear power plant components. Concurrent with this action, the NRC is publishing a notice of the issuance and availability of the final RGs. As a result of these related actions, the Code Cases listed in these RGs are incorporated by reference into the NRC's regulations.
Modern Service Standards for Market-Dominant Products
Document Number: E7-24365
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal ServiceTM establishes modern service standards for its market-dominant products. Section 301 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, Public Law 109-435, 120 Stat 3198 et seq. (December 20, 2006) requires the Postal Service, after consultation with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), to establish by regulation within a year of its enactment, a set of modern service standards for its market-dominant products. This notice responds to that requirement by establishing the required regulations.
Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines; Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards
Document Number: E7-24506
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has established a Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (Committee) to assist it in revising and updating accessibility guidelines for telecommunications products and accessibility standards for electronic and information technology. This notice announces the dates, times, and location of two upcoming committee meetings, one of which will be a conference call and the other will be an in-person meeting.