Entries for Friday, September 14, 2001

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    Federal Communications Commission 9 entries

    • Adoption of a Mandatory FCC Registration Number
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      8 pages

      The Commission amends its rules to require persons and entities doing business with the agency to obtain a unique identifying number, called the FCC Registration Number (FRN), through the Commission Registration System (CORES), and to provide the number when doing business with the agency. The FRN requirement is being adopted to better manage the Commission's financial systems and comply with various statutes governing the financial management of agency accounts.

    • Digital Television Broadcast Service; Alexandria, MN
      Type
      Proposed Rule
      Length
      2 pages

      The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by KSAX- TV, Inc., licensee of station KSAX(TV), NTSC channel 42, Alexandria, Minnesota, proposing the substitution of DTV channel 36 for station KSAX(TV)'s assigned DTV channel 14. DTV Channel 36 can be allotted to Alexandria, Minnesota, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (45-41-59 N. and 95-10-35 W.). As requested, we propose to allot DTV Channel 36 to Alexandria with a power of 1000 and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 340 meters. However, since the community Alexandria is located 400 kilometers from the U.S.-Canadian border, concurrence from the Canadian government must be obtained for this allotment.

    • Digital Television Broadcast Service; Charleston, SC
      Type
      Proposed Rule
      Length
      2 pages

      The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by WCIV, LLC, licensee of station WCIV(TV), NTSC channel 4, Charleston, South Carolina, proposing the substitution of DTV channel 34 for DTV channel 53. DTV Channel 34 can be allotted to Charleston, South Carolina, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (32-55-28 N. and 79-41-58 W.). As requested, we propose to allot DTV Channel 34 with a power of 340 and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 597 meters.

    • Digital Television Broadcast Service; Harrisburg, PA
      Type
      Proposed Rule
      Length
      1 page

      The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by Harrisburg Television, Inc., licensee of station WHTM-TV, NTSC channel 27, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, proposing the substitution of DTV channel 10 for station WHTM-TV's assigned DTV channel 57. DTV Channel 57 can be allotted to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (40-18-57 N. and 76-57-02 W.). As requested, we propose to allot DTV Channel 10 to Harrisburg with a power of 14.0 and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 346 meters. However, since the community of Harrisburg is located within 400 kilometers of the U.S.- Canadian border, concurrence from the Canadian government must be obtained for this allotment.

    • Digital Television Broadcast Service; Pittsburg, KS
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      1 page

      The Commission, at the request of Saga Quad States Communications, Inc., licensee of station KOAM-TV, substitutes DTV channel 13 for DTV channel 30 at Pittsburg, Kansas. See 66 FR 34400, June 28, 2001. DTV channel 13 can be allotted to Pittsburg in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates 37-13-15 N. and 94-42-23 W. with a power of 4.2, HAAT of 336 meters and with a DTV service population of 357 thousand.

    • Digital Television Broadcast Service; Reno, NV
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      1 page

      The Commission, at the request of Sierra Broadcasting Company and Smith Television License Holdings, Inc., substitutes DTV channel 7 for DTV channel 34 for station KRNV(TV) and substitutes DTV channel 9c for DTV channel 23 for station KOLO-TV at Reno, Nevada. See 65 FR 51278, August 23, 2000. DTV channels 7 and 9 can be allotted to Reno, respectively, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a). DTV channel 7 can be allotted at coordinates 39-18-57 N. and 119-53-00 W. with a power of 16.8, HAAT of 857 meters and with a DTV service population of 449 thousand. DTV channel 9c can be allotted at coordinates 39-18-49 N. and 119-53-00 W. with a power of 15.6, HAAT of 893 meters and with a DTV service population of 511 thousand.

    • Digital Television Broadcast Service; Spokane, WA
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      2 pages

      The Commission, at the request of Spokane School District #81, licensee of noncommercial station KSPS(TV), substitutes DTV channel *8 for DTV channel *39 at Spokane, Washington. See 64 FR 40331, July 26, 1999. DTV channel *8 can be allotted to Spokane in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (47-34-34 N. and 117-17-58 W.) with a power of 21.6, HAAT of 558 meters and with a DTV service population of 545 thousand. Since Spokane is located within 400 kilometers of the U.S.- Canadian border, concurrence by the Canadian government has been obtained for this allotment.

    • Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested.
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    • Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Federal Communications Commissions, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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    Department of Transportation 8 entries

    • Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAE 146 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Proposed Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This document proposes the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) that is applicable to certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAE 146 series airplanes. This proposal would require repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the horizontal butt joint of the rear pressure bulkhead and repair, as necessary. This proposal also would require installation of new joint plates on the aft face of the rear pressure bulkhead, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. This action is necessary to prevent cracking of the horizontal butt joint of the rear pressure bulkhead, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. This action is

    • Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-301 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-301 series airplanes. This action requires removal of the access panels of the upper wings to determine the manufacturing date of the panels to verify compliance with Model 301 wing specifications, and corrective action, if necessary. This action is necessary to find and fix panels that do not meet such specifications, which could result in elongation of the attachment holes in the panels due to critical design loads, and consequent reduced structural integrity of the wings. This action is

    • Airworthiness Directives; Dornier Model 328-300 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Proposed Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This document proposes the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) that is applicable to certain Dornier Model 328-300 series airplanes. This proposal would require, for certain airplanes, a one-time torque test (inspection) of the attachment bolts of the forward engine mount vibration isolators to determine if the bolts are adequately torqued, and corrective action, if necessary. For all airplanes, this proposal would prohibit installation of an attachment bolt on the forward engine mount vibration isolators, unless the attachment bolt is torqued within certain limits. These actions are necessary to prevent failure of the engine mount, which could result in separation of the engine from the airplane. This action is intended to

    • Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model EC135 P1 and EC135 T1 Helicopters
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      4 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (Eurocopter) Model EC135 P1 and EC135 T1 helicopters. This action requires, before further flight, adding a copy of this AD or a statement to the Emergency Procedures section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to inform the pilot to reduce power and land as soon as practicable if a thump-like sound followed by unusual vibration occurs during flight. This action also requires visually inspecting for a crack or a break in certain main rotor drive torque strut (strut) assemblies at specified time intervals and recording details of the inspections in the historical or equivalent record. This AD also requires re-marking and relocating the strut as appropriate and replacing any unairworthy strut assembly with an airworthy strut assembly before further flight. Also, this AD establishes a life limit of 1000 hours time-in-service (TIS) for certain struts with an additional 1000 hours TIS for struts re-marked right-hand (RH) or left- hand (LH) before installing in the new location. This amendment is prompted by a report of a thump-like sound heard during flight followed by unusual vibrations due to failure of the RH strut between the main transmission and the fuselage. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent failure of a strut, failure of a worn or ineffective back-up emergency stop, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) that is applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717 series airplanes. This action requires a one-time inspection of the support seal tubes of the rudder trim and load-feel actuator assembly of the rudder trim control system, located in the aft accessory compartment, for proper clearance between the actuator support seal tube and spring capsule assembly, and applicable follow-on/corrective actions. This action is necessary to detect and correct the accumulation of moisture in the rudder trim and load-feel actuator of the rudder trim control system. Such moisture could freeze and cause stiff operation, binding, or jamming of the rudder trim control system and consequent jamming of the rudder; and adversely affect directional control of an airplane.

    • RailAmerica, Inc., RailAmerica Transportation Corporation, and Otter Tail Valley Railroad Company-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, exempts the trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 34082 \1\ to permit the trackage rights to expire, as they relate to the operations extending from Temple, TX, to Fort Worth, TX, on September 23, 2001.

    • Westward I, Viking, Chelsea K, Alaskan Command and Seafisher-Applicability of Preferred Mortgage, Ownership and Control Requirements for Fishing Industry Vessels of 100 Feet or Greater in Registered Length
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Maritime Administration (``MARAD'') is soliciting public comments on a petition from the owners and mortgagees of the vessels Westward I (Official Number--615165), Viking (Official Number--565017), Chelsea K (Official Number--976753), and Alaskan Command (Official Number--599383) and a petition from the owners of the vessel Seafisher (Official Number--575587) (hereinafter the ``Vessels''). The petitions request that MARAD issue decisions that the American Fisheries Act of 1998 (``AFA''), Division C, Title II, Subtitle I, Pub. L. 105-277, and our regulations at 46 CFR part 356 (65 FR 44860 (July 19, 2000)) are in conflict with the U.S.-Japan Treaty and Protocol Regarding Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, 206 UNTS 143, TIAS 2863, 4 UST 2063 (1953) (``U.S.-Japan FCN'' or ``Treaty''). The petitions are submitted pursuant to 46 CFR 356.53 and section 213(g) of AFA, which provide that the requirements of the AFA and the implementing regulations will not apply to the owners or mortgagees of a U.S.-flag vessel documented with a fishery endorsement to the extent that the provisions of the AFA conflict with an existing international agreement relating to foreign investment to which the United States is a party.

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    Department of Housing and Urban Development 2 entries

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    Environmental Protection Agency 5 entries

    • Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Indiana
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      4 pages

      On June 7, 2001, the EPA proposed to approve a November 15, 2000, State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision request which tightens Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) regulations for cold cleaning degreasing operations in Clark, Floyd, Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana, which are nonattainment for ozone. VOC combines with oxides of nitrogen in the atmosphere to form ground-level ozone, commonly known as smog. Exposure to ozone is associated with a wide variety of human health effects, agricultural crop loss, and damage to forests and ecosystems. The State of Indiana has included the tightened cold cleaning degreasing regulations in its 2002, 2005 and 2007 Rate-Of- Progress (ROP) Plans and its 2007 attainment demonstration for Lake and Porter Counties. Indiana expects that the control measures specified in this SIP revision will reduce VOC emissions in Clark, Floyd, Lake and Porter Counties. EPA did not receive any public comments in response to its proposed approval. We are approving Indiana's cold cleaning degreasing rule.

    • Availability of Documents for the Response to the Remands in the Ozone Transport Cases Concerning the Method for Computing Growth for Electric Generating Units; Extension of Comment Period
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      1 page

      In response to requests from the public, the EPA is extending the comment period for the notice of data availability for the Nitrogen Oxides State Implementation Plan Call ( NOX SIP Call) and the Section 126 Rule that was published on August 3, 2001 (66 FR 40609) for an additional 15 days. The comment period will now end on September 19, 2001.

    • Opportunity to Comment on Implications of Revised Bt Corn Reassessment for Regulatory Decisions Affecting These Products, and on Potential Elements of Regulatory Options; Extension of Comment Period
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      EPA is currently engaged in a comprehensive reassessment of the time-limited registrations for all existing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn and cotton plant-incorporated protectants. This notice announces the Agency's intent to provide additional time to comment on the implications of the revised risk and benefit sections of the reassessment regarding corn, the corn portions of the draft Potential Risk Mitigation and Regulatory Options paper, and the regulatory decisions affecting all Bt corn products.

    • Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Arkansas
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      Notice is hereby given that the State of Arkansas is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Arkansas has adopted the Consumer Confidence Report regulations requiring annual drinking water quality reports from all community water systems. In addition, Arkansas has adopted a revised definition for public water system and has administrative penalty authority in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act as amended in 1996. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these program revisions.

    • Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Oklahoma
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      Notice is hereby given that the State of Oklahoma is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Oklahoma has adopted an Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule to improve control of microbial pathogens in drinking water, including specifically the protozoan Cryptosporidium, and a Stage 1 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule, setting new requirements to limit the formation of chemical disinfectant byproducts in drinking water. Oklahoma has also adopted drinking water regulations requiring consumer confidence reports from all community water systems, and has administrative penalty authority in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act as amended in 1996. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these program revisions.

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    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 entries

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    Department of the Treasury 1 entry

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    Department of Justice 2 entries

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    Federal Reserve System 2 entries

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    United States International Trade Commission 2 entries

    • Foundry Coke From China
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages
    • In the Matter of Certain Video Cassette Devices and Television/Video Cassette Combination Devices and Methods of Using Same; Notice of Investigation
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 10, 2001, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Osaka, Japan. A supplement to the complaint was filed on August 31 and September 5, 2001. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain video cassette devices and television/video cassette combination devices by reason of infringement of claims 1-3, 5, 7, and 9 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,594,510, claims 1 and 5 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,815,218, claims 1-5 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,987,209, and claims 1-4 of U.S. Letters Patent 6,021,018. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or is in the process of being established as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.

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    Farm Service Agency 1 entry

    • Loans to Indian Tribes and Tribal Corporations; Correction
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      Rule
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      1 page

      This document contains corrections to the final rule which was published Tuesday, January 9, 2001 (66 FR 1563). The final rule revised and consolidated the Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Program (ITLAP) regulations.

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    Small Business Administration 1 entry

    • Microloan Program
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      2 pages

      The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001 (``2000 legislation'') was enacted on December 21, 2000. It made several changes to SBA's microloan program, increasing in several places the dollar amounts used to define aspects of the program. Because there is no need for SBA to interpret the statutory changes, SBA is implementing them with this direct final rule.

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    Department of Labor 1 entry

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    Department of Education 2 entries

    • Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    • Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 entries

    • Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocket Launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
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      Proposed Rule
      Length
      5 pages

      NMFS has received a request from the 30th Space Wing, U.S. Air Force for a modification to the regulations that govern, and the annual Letter of Authorization (LOA) that authorizes the take of small numbers of marine mammals incidental to missile and rocket launches, aircraft flight test operations, and helicopter operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA (VAFB). The 30th Space Wing requests that the current monitoring requirements be reduced so that biological monitoring is required only during the Pacific harbor seal pupping season (March 1 to June 30). By this document, NMFS is proposing to amend the regulations governing the take of marine mammals incidental to rocket launches at VAFB. NMFS, in issuing the regulation to which a modification is sought previously determined that rocket launches at VAFB would have a negligible impact on the affected species and stocks of marine mammals. In order to make the requested amendment to the regulation, NMFS must determine that the monitoring program at VAFB and the resultant data from pre- and post-launch marine mammal observations have effectively shown that the effects of rocket launch activities are negligible. NMFS invites comments on this proposed modification to the regulations.

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      International Trade Administration 1 entry

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    United States Agency for International Development 1 entry

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    Department of the Interior 1 entry

    • Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Civil Penalties
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      Notice
      Length
      6 pages

      This notice provides a listing of civil penalties paid January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2000, for violations of the OCS Lands Act. The goal of the MMS OCS Civil Penalties Program is to assure safe and clean operations on the OCS. Through the pursuit, assessment, and collection of civil penalties and referrals for the consideration of criminal penalties, the program is designed to encourage compliance with OCS statutes and regulations. The purpose of publishing the penalties summary is to provide information to the public on violations of special concern in OCS operations and to provide an additional incentive for safe and environmentally sound operations.

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    Department of Health and Human Services 2 entries

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    Federal Election Commission 1 entry

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    Securities and Exchange Commission 1 entry

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    Other Entries 6 entries

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