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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2005
Document Number: 05-15186
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Drawdown of Commodities and Services from the Department of Defense to Support African Union Peacekeeping in Darfur, Sudan
Document Number: 05-14952
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-07-27
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Parents' Day, 2005
Document Number: 05-14918
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Assignment of Certain Functions Under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930
Document Number: 05-14889
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Assignment of Reporting Functions
Document Number: 05-14888
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Waiver of Restrictions on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority
Document Number: 05-14610
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Cost Accounting Standards Board; Accounting for the Costs of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) Sponsored by Government Contractors
Document Number: 05-13951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB), Office of Federal Procurement Policy, invites public comments on proposed amendments to the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) 412, ``Cost accounting standard for composition and measurement of pension cost,'' and CAS 415, ``Accounting for the cost of deferred compensation.'' These proposed amendments address issues concerning the recognition of the costs of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) under Government cost-based contracts and subcontracts. These proposed amendments provide criteria for measuring the costs of ESOPs and their assignment to cost accounting periods. The allocation of a contractor's assigned ESOP costs to contracts and subcontracts is addressed in other Standards. The proposed amendments also specify that accounting for the costs of ESOPs will be covered by the provisions of CAS 415, ``Accounting for the cost of deferred compensation'' and not by any other Standard.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records and Routine Uses
Document Number: 05-13889
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Office of the President
The Central Intelligence Agency has undertaken and completed an Agency-wide review of its Privacy Act systems of records. As a result of this review, in the May 24 2005 issue of the Federal Register, the Agency solicited public comments on the complete set of proposed revised Privacy Act systems of records notices, the proposed modification of one of its existing routine uses, and the proposed addition of seven new routine uses to its ``Statement of General Routine Uses'' for information subject to the Privacy Act. As required by the Privacy Act, the Agency provided an opportunity for interested persons to submit comments on these notices and routine uses. The Agency did not receive any comments.
Amending Executive Orders 12139 and 12949 in Light of Establishment of the Office of Director of National Intelligence
Document Number: 05-14452
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Captive Nations Week, 2005
Document Number: 05-14451
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Assignment of Reporting Function
Document Number: 05-13587
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement
Document Number: 05-14090
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces the availability of the Compliance Supplement (Supplement) for 2005. The Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and OMB Circular A-133 provide for the Office of Management and Budget to issue a compliance supplement to assist auditors in performing the required audits under Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. Annually, OMB works with the Federal agencies to update the program objectives, procedures and key compliance requirements which the Federal Government expects to be considered in single audits of federal programs. For 2005, the updates include new or significantly changed programs in Parts 4, those parts of the Supplement that relate to the Part 4 changes and updated appendices. The 2005 Supplement updates amend the 2004 Supplement and should be used in conjunction with the 2004 Supplement to perform audits for fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2004. In summary, the 2005 Supplement updates include the following: Updated Table of Contents. Updated Parts 1 and 2. Six new programs. A re-write of 10 programs with significant changes. Two deleted programs. Updated appendices III, IV and V. A listing of minor changes for 28 programs (Appendix V). A complete list of changes from the 2004 Supplement can be found at Appendix V of the 2005 Supplement. Due to its length, the 2005 Supplement updates are not included in this notice but are available on the OMB Web site at (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a133- compliance/05/05toc.html) or in hard copy from the Government Printing Office (see ADDRESSES for information about how to obtain a copy). This notice also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2005 Supplement updates.
Other Requirements of NEPA
Document Number: 05-14016
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
Change existing US postal address at 40 CFR 1506.9 to update and add second address to facilitate deliveries made in-person or by commercial express mail service.
Request for Information Relating to Research Awards
Document Number: 05-14015
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Management and Budget Office, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Many areas of today's research require multi-disciplinary teams in which the intellectual leadership of the project is shared among two or more individuals. To facilitate this team approach through recognition of the contributions of the team leadership members, OSTP issued a memorandum to all Federal research agencies on January 4, 2005, requiring them to formally allow more than one PI on individual research awards. The Federal agencies are now seeking input from the research communityscientists, research administrators, and organizations that represent components of the scientific research communityon how best to implement this policy. The current Request for Information (RFI) poses a series of questions around core elements that may comprise each agency's implementation plan. These elements include: (1) Statement of what constitutes a PI; (2) designation of contact PI; (3) application instructions for listing more than one PI; (4) PIs at different institutions; (5) access to award and review information, and (6) access to public data systems.
Fleet Alternative Fuel Use and Vehicle Acquisition Report for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005 (Through June 2005)
Document Number: 05-13890
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Office of the President
Pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) (42 U.S.C. 13218(b)) and Executive Order 13149, the Central Intelligence Agency gives notice of its intention to make its Fleet Alternative Fuel Use and Vehicle Acquisition Report for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005 (through June 2005) available on-line as of July 14, 2005, at http:// www.cia.gov/cia/reports/afvreports/2005/index.html and at http:// www.cia.gov/cia/reports/afvreports/2005/report.pdf.
Update on Potential Withdrawal of Tariff Concessions and Increase in Duties in Response to European Union (EU) Enlargement
Document Number: 05-13843
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Proposed Revisions to OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 1, Standards for Statistical Surveys, and OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 2, Publication of Statistics
Document Number: 05-13837
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information collected and disseminated by the Federal Government, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on the recommendations that it has received from the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Subcommittee on Standards for Statistical Surveys to update and revise OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 1, Standards for Statistical Surveys, and OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 2, Publication of Statistics. The guidance, which applies to all Federal agencies subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, is intended to ensure that the results of statistical surveys sponsored by the Federal Government are as reliable and useful as possible. The FCSM Subcommittee's recommendations, which are available in their entirety on the OMB Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/statpolicy.html, are the result of a two-year comprehensive review of the current standards.
Implementation of Sections 603 and 604 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228)
Document Number: 05-13793
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance with Respect to the Dominican Republic
Document Number: 05-13792
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of the Results of the 2004 Annual Product Review
Document Number: 05-13592
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces the disposition of the product petitions accepted for review in the 2004 GSP Annual Product Review (including self-initiated product reviews) and the results of the 2004 De Minimis Waiver, the 2004 Redesignation, and the 2004 Competitive Need Limitation Reviews.
Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 05-13561
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Assignment of Certain Functions Relating to Telecommunications
Document Number: 05-13487
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters
Document Number: 05-13214
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Notice Regarding the 2003 and 2004 Annual Reviews
Document Number: 05-12984
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
In January 2005, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice specifying the results of the preliminary review of petitions it received in September 2004 in connection with the annual ATPA review and modifying the schedule for consideration of the remaining petitions. The January 2005 notice also specified the status of the petitions filed in 2003 that have remained under review. The Trade Policy Staff Committee has decided to continue the review of pending petitions.
Revision of Mexico's Government Entities and Enterprises Covered by the Government Procurement Chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 05-12983
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), coverage of the government procurement chapter is based on positive lists of government entities and enterprises for each NAFTA Party (United States, Canada and Mexico). The lists for each Party are contained in its Schedules to Annex 1001.1a-1 (Federal Government Entities) and Annex 1001.1a-2 (Government Enterprises) of the NAFTA Chapter on Government Procurement. The Chapter provides a process for rectifications and modifications of the Schedules. In 2004, Mexico modified its Schedules to reflect changes in its government structure. The Parties have approved the changes to Mexico's federal government entities and government enterprises schedules. Mexico published its revised Schedules in the Diario Oficial de la Federaci[oacute]n de M[eacute]xico in February 2005. The revised Mexican Schedules are set out below.
Strengthening Processes Relating to Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information
Document Number: 05-13098
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Capitalization of Tangible Assets; Correction
Document Number: 05-12857
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This document contains technical corrections to the Illustrations in CAS 9904.404, ``Capitalization of Tangible Assets.'' An amendment to this Standard was published on February 13, 1996 (61 FR 5520). However, while the contractor's minimum cost criteria for capitalization was increased from $1,500 to $5,000 in the body of the Standard, this change was not reflected in the Illustrations part of the Standard. This technical correction brings the figures in the relevant Illustrations into line with the $5,000 minimum cost criteria for capitalization currently incorporated in the body of the Standard.
Notice of Effective Date
Document Number: 05-12586
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
In Proclamation 7870 of February 9, 2005, the President modified the rules of origin under the North American Free Trade Agreement (the ``NAFTA'') incorporated in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (the ``HTS''). The modifications were made effective with respect to goods of Canada that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2005. The proclamation stated that the modifications with respect to goods of Mexico would be effective on or after a date to be announced in the Federal Register by the USTR. The purpose of this notice is to announce that the effective date for the modifications for goods of Mexico is June 15, 2005. The changes were printed in the Federal Register of February 14, 2005, Volume 70, Number 29, pages 7611-7630.
Determination to Authorize a Drawdown for Afghanistan
Document Number: 05-12762
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act
Document Number: 05-12761
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Western Balkans
Document Number: 05-12735
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 05-12578
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding Investigation of the International Trade Commission in Softwood Lumber From Canada
Document Number: 05-12484
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that, at the request of Canada, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has established a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the WTO. The panel is to examine whether the United States has implemented the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in a dispute involving a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) injury investigation of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. On April 26, 2004, the DSB adopted the findings of the panel in that dispute, which found that ``in light of the totality of the factors considered and the reasoning in the USITC's determination, [it could not] conclude that the finding of a likely imminent substantial increase in imports is one which could have been reached by an objective and unbiased investigating authority.'' In response to the DSB's recommendations and rulings, the ITC issued a new determination in November 2004, which found that ``an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of softwood lumber from Canada found to be subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value (`LTFV').'' In December 2004, the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty orders on softwood lumber from Canada were amended to reflect the new determination. Canada subsequently requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel, alleging that the United States had failed to implement the DSB's recommendations and rulings. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding Final Dumping Determination on Softwood Lumber from Canada
Document Number: 05-12483
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that on June 1, 2005, at the request of Canada, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) established a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the WTO. The panel is to examine whether the United States has implemented the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in a dispute involving a U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) determination that certain softwood lumber products from Canada are being sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). On August 31, 2004, the DSB adopted the findings of the panel and the WTO Appellate Body in that dispute. Those findings rejected all of Canada's claims, except the claim that Commerce's methodology for aggregating dumping levels determined by comparing weighted average export price to weighted average normal value for groups of comparable transactions was inconsistent with Article 2.4.2 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Antidumping Agreement). In response to the DSB's recommendations and rulings, Commerce revised its methodology. Instead of determining dumping levels on a weighted average-to-weighted average basis, Commerce determined dumping levels on a transaction-to-transaction basis. On April 27, 2005, Commerce issued a Notice of Determination Under Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act: Antidumping Measures on Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada. That Notice, published in the Federal Register on May 2, 2005 (70 FR 22636), implements the new determination. Canada subsequently requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel, alleging that the United States had failed to implement the DSB's recommendations and rulings. The panel was established on June 1, 2005. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Implementing Amendments to Agreement on Border
Document Number: 05-12354
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12217
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Executive Office of the President, National Drug Control Policy Office
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) provides this opportunity for public comment on three data collection projects proposed by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. The proposed projects are similar to existing projects but stem from the hiring of a new advertising contractor. We propose the following: (1) Qualitative testing of creative concepts; (2) advertising testing before inclusion into the media plan; and, (3) a tracking study to measure advertising effectiveness. Comments must be received within 60 days of this publication.
Amendment to Executive Order 13369, Relating to the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
Document Number: 05-12284
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Father's Day, 2005
Document Number: 05-12283
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Determination of Chile's Trade Surplus in Sugar and Certain Sugar Containing Products
Document Number: 05-12093
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Pursuant to U.S. Note 12(a) to subchapter XI of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination that Chile does not have a trade surplus in sugar, sugar-containing products, and high fructose corn syrup.
Technical Corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
Document Number: 05-12092
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The United States Trade Representative (``the USTR'') is modifying the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) as set forth in the Annex to this notice, pursuant to authority granted to the President in section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974 (``Trade Act'') and delegated to the USTR in Presidential Proclamation No. 6969 of January 27, 1997 (62 FR 4415). These modifications will correct errors in the tariff rates that are being applied to a small number of products that are originating goods of Chile under the United States Chile Free Trade Agreement. The modifications will ensure that the intended tariff treatment is accorded to the products at issue.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding European Communities and Certain Member States-Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft
Document Number: 05-12024
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on May 31, 2005, in accordance with the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement''), the United States requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel to examine certain measures of the European Communities (``EC'') and of Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Spain (``member States[rdquo)] affecting trade in large civil aircraft (``LCA''). The request alleges that such measures are inconsistent with various provisions of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (``SCM Agreement'') and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (``GATT 1994''). USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft
Document Number: 05-12023
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice of the request by the European Communities (``EC'') for the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') to examine certain U.S. measures affecting trade in large civil aircraft (``LCA''). The request for the establishment of a panel alleges that such measures are inconsistent with various provisions of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (``SCM Agreement'') and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (``GATT 1994''). USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2005
Document Number: 05-11939
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding Measures Relating to Zeroing and Sunset Reviews Involving Certain Products From Japan
Document Number: 05-11372
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that, at the request of the Government of Japan, a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') is reviewing various measures relating to antidumping duty orders on certain products from Japan. Japan alleges that determinations made by U.S. authorities concerning this product, and certain related matters, are inconsistent with Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, and 18 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (``AD Agreement''), Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (``GATT 1994''), and Article XVI:4 of the WTO Agreement. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
National Child's Day, 2005
Document Number: 05-11457
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents