Entries for Friday, May 25, 2007

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    Department of the Interior 6 entries

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    Department of Defense 9 entries

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    Postal Regulatory Commission 1 entry

    • Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
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      Proposed Rule
      Length
      4 pages

      The Commission has received general comments on the development of regulations implementing new statutory provisions pertaining to market dominant and competitive postal products. It now seeks more specific comments on the same topic. The Commission anticipates using these comments as guidance for drafting proposed regulations.

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 entries

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    Department of Health and Human Services 26 entries

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page
    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages
    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages
    • Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Health and Diet Survey
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on FDA's Health and Diet Survey.

    • Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; KDR 401 and 403 PACEMAKERS
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined the regulatory review period for KDR 401 and 403 PACEMAKERS and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of Patents and Trademarks, Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims those medical devices.

    • Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; MYOZYME
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined the regulatory review period for MYOZYME and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of Patents and Trademarks, Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human biological product.

    • Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; PREZISTA
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined the regulatory review period for PREZISTA and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of Patents and Trademarks, Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product.

    • Determination of Regulatory Review Periods for Purposes of Patent Extension; SPRYCEL-New Drug Applications 21-986 and 22-072
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined the regulatory review period for SPRYCEL--new drug applications (NDAs) 21- 986 and 22-072 and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of Patents and Trademarks, Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product.

    • Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Grants for Public Health Research Dissertation, Program Announcement (PA) PAR-07-231
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page
    • Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and ControlSpecial Emphasis Panel: CDC Health Protection
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page
    • Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration; Availability
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, we) is announcing that it will consider comments submitted through May 29, 2007, for a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.'' Although the comment period for the draft guidance ended on April 30, 2007, we will consider comments submitted through May 29, 2007, due to confusion as to the closing date for comments on the draft guidance.

    • Exemption of Certain Systems of Records Under the Privacy Act
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      Proposed Rule
      Length
      4 pages

      This proposed rule would exempt the four system of records from subsections (c)(3), (d)(1) through (d)(4), (e)(4)(G) and (H), and (f) of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2): The Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) Complaint/Incidents Tracking System (``ACTS''), HHS/CMS, System No. 09-70-0565; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Information Tracking System (``HITS''), HHS/CMS, System No. 09-70-0544; the Organ Procurement Organizations System (``OPOS''), HHS/CMS, System No. 09-70-0575; and the Fraud Investigation Database (``FID''), HHS/CMS, System No. 09-70- 0527.

    • Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Announcement of Applications From Two Hospitals Requesting Waivers for Organ Procurement Service Areas
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      Notice
      Length
      3 pages

      This notice announces two hospitals' requests for a waiver from entering into an agreement with its designated organ procurement organization (OPO), in accordance with section 1138(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (the Act). This notice requests comments from OPOs and the general public for our consideration in determining whether we should grant the requested waiver for each hospital.

    • Medicare Program; Application by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for Continued Recognition as a National Accreditation Program for Accrediting Entities To Furnish Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      This proposed notice announces the receipt of an application from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for continued recognition as a national accreditation program for accrediting entities that wish to furnish outpatient diabetes self-management training to Medicare beneficiaries. Section 1865(b)(3) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires that we publish a notice identifying the national accreditation body making the request, describing the nature of the request, and providing at least a 30-day public comment period.

    • Medicare Program; Approval of Deeming Authority for National Accreditation Organizations to Accredit Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Suppliers
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      Notice
      Length
      3 pages

      This notice announces the 10 national accreditation organizations that have been approved by CMS to accredit durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers seeking to participate in the Medicare program.

    • Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee-July 18, 2007
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      This notice announces a public meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC or Committee), formerly the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee (MCAC). The Committee generally provides advice and recommendations about whether scientific evidence is adequate to determine whether certain medical items and services are reasonable and necessary under the Medicare statute. This meeting concerns percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and stenting of the renal arteries.

    • Medicare Program; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
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      Proposed Rule
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      22 pages

      This proposed rule would both codify prior clarifications of our policies associated with the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (also known as Medicare Part D) and propose certain clarifications of these policies. These clarifications include the following: Codifying our expectations of Part D sponsors regarding providing adequate access to home infusion pharmacies for infused covered Part D drugs and proposing standards with respect to timeliness of delivery of drugs; codifying our guidance that certain supplies associated with the inhalation of insulin are included in the definition of Part D drug; refining our definition of what may be included in the drug costs Part D sponsors use as the basis for calculating beneficiary cost sharing, reporting drug costs to CMS for the purposes of reinsurance reconciliation and risk sharing, as well submitting bids to CMS; reiterating our previous guidance explaining how we interpret the statutory exclusion from the definition of a Part D drug for any drug when used for the treatment of sexual or erectile dysfunction, unless that drug was used for an FDA-approved purpose other than sexual or erectile dysfunction; and codifying our guidance on plan-to-plan reconciliation and reconciliation to a payer other than the Part D of record. In addition, we are correcting the regulations to ensure that they reflect the appropriate subsidy for partial subsidy individuals subject to a late enrollment penalty. We also propose changes to the retiree drug subsidy regulations, including permitting non-calendar year plans to choose between the current year's or the subsequent year's Part D cost limits in certain circumstances and codifying our previous guidance on aggregating plan options for purposes of meeting the net test for actuarial equivalence.

    • Medicare Program; Public Meeting in Calendar Year 2007 for New Clinical Laboratory Tests Payment Determinations
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      This notice announces a public meeting to discuss payment determinations for specific new Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for clinical laboratory tests. The meeting provides a forum for interested parties to make oral presentations and submit written comments on the new codes that will be included in Medicare's Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule for calendar year 2008,

    • Medicare Program; Revisions to the Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Contract Determinations, Appeals, and Intermediate Sanctions Processes
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      Proposed Rule
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      35 pages

      This proposed rule would clarify the Medicare program provisions relating to contract determinations involving Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan sponsors, including eliminating the reconsideration process for review of contract determinations; revising the provisions related to appeals of contract determinations and clarifying the process for MA organizations and Part D plan sponsors to complete corrective action plans. This proposed rule would also clarify the intermediate sanction and civil money penalty (CMP) provisions that apply to MA organizations and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan sponsors, modify elements of their compliance plans, and revise provisions to ensure HHS has access to the books and records of MA organizations and Part D plan sponsors' first tier, downstream, and related entities.

    • Medicare Program; Second Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups-September 5, 6, and 7, 2007
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      Notice
      Length
      3 pages

      In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), this notice announces the second semi-annual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) Groups (the Panel) for 2007. The purpose of the Panel is to review the APC groups and their associated weights and to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (the Secretary) and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (the Administrator) concerning the clinical integrity of the APC groups and their associated weights. We will consider the Panel's advice as we prepare the final rule that updates the hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for CY 2008.

    • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
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      Notice
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      1 page
    • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Meeting
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page
    • National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Notice of Closed Meetings
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      Notice
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      2 pages
    • National Institute of Nursing Research; Notice of Closed Meeting
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page
    • Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for the Pharmacology Research Associate Program
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

    • Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics on June 28-29, 2007
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      The President's Council on Bioethics (Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Chairman) will hold its twenty-ninth meeting, at which it will (1) take up the topic of the professions and society with a focus on the healing professions; (2) hear and discuss presentations on the topic of ``Health care--who is responsible? The individual, society or both?''; and (3) hear and discuss presentations on nanotechnology and the ethics of applications of nanotechnology in health care and medicine. Subjects discussed at past Council meetings (although not on the agenda for the June 2007 meeting) include: Therapeutic and reproductive cloning, assisted reproduction, reproductive genetics, neuroscience, aging retardation, organ transplantation, newborn screening, human dignity, personalized medicine, criteria for the determination of death, and lifespan-extension. Publications issued by the Council to date include: Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry (July 2002); Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness (October 2003); Being Human: Readings from the President's Council on Bioethics (December 2003); Monitoring Stem Cell Research (January 2004), Reproduction and Responsibility: The Regulation of New Biotechnologies (March 2004), Alternative Sources of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: A White Paper (May 2005), and Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in Our Aging Society (September 2005).

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    Department of Transportation 12 entries

    • Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
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      Rule
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      4 pages

      The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time inspection to determine the serial number of both main landing gear (MLG) sliding tubes, repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the affected MLG sliding tubes, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD retains these inspections and adds new repetitive inspections for cracking of the MLG sliding tubes. This AD also requires eventual replacement of both MLG shock absorbers. Doing this replacement terminates the repetitive inspection requirements of this AD. This AD results from a determination that additional inspections and mandatory replacement of the MLG shock absorbers are necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in an MLG sliding tube, which could result in failure of the sliding tube, loss of one axle, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.

    • Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes
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      Proposed Rule
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      3 pages

      The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time general visual inspection of frames between body station (BS) 360 and BS 907 to determine if certain support brackets of the air conditioning (A/C) outlet extrusions are installed; medium- and high-frequency eddy current inspections for cracking of the frames around the attachment holes of the subject brackets; and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also require installing new, improved fittings for all support brackets of the A/C outlet extrusions between BS 360 and BS 907. This proposed AD results from numerous reports of multiple cracks in the frames around the attachment holes of certain support brackets of the A/C outlet extrusions. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct frame cracking, which, if not corrected, could lead to a severed frame that, combined with cracking of the skin lap splice above stringer 10, could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.

    • Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
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      Proposed Rule
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      3 pages

      The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive replacement of the internal electrical feed-through connectors of the main fuel tank boost pumps. This proposed AD results from a report of cracking in the epoxy potting compound on the internal feed-through connector of the fuel boost pump in the area of the soldered wire connector lugs. We are proposing this AD to prevent a hazardous electrical path from the dry side to the wet side of the fuel boost pump through a cracked feed-through connector, which could create an ignition source on the wet side of the fuel boost pump and lead to subsequent explosion of the fuel tank.

    • Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
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      Rule
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      3 pages

      The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting the electrical connectors of the fire bottles for the forward and aft baggage compartments and for the auxiliary power unit (APU) and engine nacelles to determine if they are connected correctly, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds a requirement to install/modify lanyards, mounts, and clamps to the forward and aft baggage compartment, APU, and engine nacelle fire extinguishing systems. This new AD also requires revising the aircraft maintenance manual to incorporate installation and removal procedures for certain fire bottles and fire extinguisher cartridges. This new AD also adds two airplanes to the applicability. This AD results from reports of the electrical connectors for the fire bottles in the forward and aft baggage compartments, APU, and engine nacelle being cross-connected. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cross- connection of the fire bottles and to prevent cross-connection, which could result in failure of the fire bottles to discharge and consequent inability to extinguish a fire in the affected areas.

    • Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
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      Rule
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      3 pages

      The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD requires a detailed inspection for wear of the attachment holes of the control levers of the braking system and applicable corrective actions. This AD results from a report that, after landing, the flightcrew of a Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplane noted that an extreme difference in pedal angle was required to achieve equal braking action. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of one or more brake control levers, which could result in uncommanded braking and loss of control of the airplane during takeoff, landing, or taxiing.

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
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      Rule
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      3 pages

      The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new removal limits for certain components of the flap system and to reduce the interval of inspections for fatigue cracking of certain principal structural elements (PSEs). This new AD requires revising the ALS of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate reduced initial inspection and repeat inspection intervals for certain PSEs. This AD results from a revised damage tolerance analysis. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of certain PSEs, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
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      Proposed Rule
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      3 pages

      The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing in-line fuel float switch fuses and wire protection at the left, right, and center forward spars. This proposed AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.

    • CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Clay County, IL
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      Notice
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      2 pages
    • Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System or Relief From the Requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 236
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      Notice
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      2 pages
    • Petition for Waiver of Compliance
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      Notice
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      1 page
    • Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
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      Notice
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      2 pages
    • United States Steel Corporation-Acquisition of Control Exemption-Texas & Northern Railway Company
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      Notice
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      1 page
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    Department of Veterans Affairs 1 entry

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    Environmental Protection Agency 11 entries

    • Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Control of Gasoline Volatility
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      Rule
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      5 pages

      EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Ohio on February 14, 2006, and October 6, 2006, establishing a lower Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirement for gasoline distributed in the Cincinnati and Dayton 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. Ohio has developed this fuel requirement to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is approving Ohio's fuel requirement into the Ohio SIP because EPA has found that the requirement is necessary for the Cincinnati and Dayton areas to achieve the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA. On March 29, 2007, the EPA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to approve the SIP revision. During the comment period EPA received a number of comments both supporting and opposing the approval of the fuel requirement.

    • Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: State of Florida; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Requirements for Power Plants Subject to the Florida Power Plant Siting Act
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      Rule
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      4 pages

      On February 3, 2006, the State of Florida, through a State

    • Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: State of Florida; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Requirements for Power Plants Subject to the Florida Power Plant Siting Act
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      Proposed Rule
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      On February 3, 2006, the State of Florida, through a State

    • Approval of Test Marketing Exemption for a Certain New Microorganism
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      This notice announces EPA's approval of an application for test marketing exemption (TME) under section 5(h)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and 40 CFR part 725, subpart F. EPA has designated this application as TME-06-09. The test marketing conditions are described in the TME application and in this notice.

    • Army Chemical Agent Rocket Incinerator Approval to Dispose of Polychlorinated Biphenyls under the Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice of Application to Renew, Data Availability, and Modification of Existing Approval
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      Notice
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      3 pages

      The Department of the Army (Army) has applied to renew an approval to dispose of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The renewal would allow the Army to continue to incinerate M55 chemical agent rockets containing PCBs using the Deactivation Furnace Systems (DFS). This action announces: EPA's consideration of the Army's application, the availability of trial burn data that will inform EPA's consideration, and the modification of the public participation condition of the Army's existing approval. EPA is requesting comments on the renewal application and trial burn data.

    • Chloroneb; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Terminate Certain Uses of Pesticide Registrations
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      Notice
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      3 pages

      In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to voluntarily terminate certain uses of its chloroneb products. The request would terminate chloroneb's use on all seed treatment. The request would not terminate the last chloroneb product registered in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws its request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.

    • Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to wetlands, floodplains, and air impacts related to PM 2.5. EPA is also concerned about cumulative impacts. Rating EC2.

    • Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
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      Notice
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      2 pages
    • National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
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      Rule
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      2 pages

      The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces the deletion of the Peripheral Operable Unit (OU) of the Department of Energy (DOE) Rocky Flats Plant and Operable Unit 3 (OU 3), also referred to as the Offsite Areas, encompassing approximately 25,413 acres, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL constitutes Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Rocky Flats Plant means the property owned by the United States Government, also known as Rocky Flats, Rocky Flats Site, or Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) as shown in figure 1. The Rocky Flats Plant is divided into the Central and Peripheral Operable Units (Figure 2) which contain 1,308 and 4,933 acres, respectively, and OU 3 (Figure 3) which contains approximately 20,480 acres. The 3 referenced figures are available in the http://www.regulations.gov index identified by Docket ID no. EPA- HQ-SFUND-1989-0011.

    • Risk and Technology Review, Phase II, Group 2
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      Proposed Rule
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      3 pages

      EPA is announcing that the comment period for the advanced notice for proposed rulemaking for the Risk and Technology Review, Phase II, Group 2 published on March 29, 2007, is being extended until June 29, 2007, for all source categories except Petroleum Refineries.

    • Underground Injection Control Program Petition for Exemption From Hazardous Waste Disposal Restrictions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Class I Hazardous Waste Injection Occidental Chemical Corporation, Wichita, KS
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      Notice
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      Notice is hereby given that an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act has been granted to Occidental Chemical Corporation (Occidental) for a Class I injection well, identified as Well Number 10, located at Wichita, Kansas. This injection well, is being added to an existing group of five hazardous waste injection wells which EPA had approved in 1990. As required by title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 148, Occidental has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency by petition and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous waste out of the designated injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This time frame is defined by 40 CFR 148.20 as 10,000 years. This final decision allows the underground injection by Occidental of the specific restricted waste, identified in the petition, into injection well Number 10 at the Wichita, Kansas facility, for as long as the basis for granting an approval of the petition remains valid, under provisions of 40 CFR 148.24. For the purpose of the required demonstration of no-migration of hazardous waste out of the injection zone over a 10,000 year period, modeling and projections were based on an operational lifetime projection date of December 31, 2020. Therefore, on or by the closing date of the aforementioned operation period, the owner/operator will be required to obtain an exemption re-issuance from EPA. Included in this approval is the stipulation that Occidental acquires and continues to maintain an approved permit from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. As required by 40 CFR 124.10, a public notice was issued on February 26, 2007. In addition to having solicited written comments regarding the Agency's proposed approval, EPA also announced that a formal public hearing would be held if there was a significant degree of public interest, but no interest was expressed, hence no formal public hearing was conducted; however, EPA held an informal Public Availability Session on March 13, 2007, at the Sedgwick County Extension Office in Wichita, Kansas, in order to provide the public with an opportunity to meet with Federal, State, and company officials and ask questions regarding the petition. The public comment period ended on April 11,

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    Department of State 5 entries

    • Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Geli Korzhev, Russia, 2nd Half of the 20th Century”
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      Notice
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      Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Geli Korzhev, Russia, 2nd Half of the 20th Century'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about September 10, 2007, until on or about January 5, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.

    • Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Arts of Latin America, 1492-1820”
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      Notice
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      Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Arts of Latin America, 1492-1820'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about August 6, 2007, until on or about October 28, 2007, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.

    • Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for Pipeline Facilities To Be Constructed, Operated, and Maintained on the Borders of the United States
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      Notice
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      2 pages
    • Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for Pipeline Facilities To Be Constructed, Operated, and Maintained on the Borders of the United States
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      Notice
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      1 page
    • Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
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      Notice
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      1 page
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    • Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
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      Rule
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      4 pages

      This document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2006, as CBP Dec. 06-06 to set forth the conditions and requirements that apply for purposes of submitting requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for refunds of any excess customs duties paid with respect to entries of textile or apparel goods entitled to retroactive application of preferential tariff treatment under the Dominican Republic--Central America--United States Free Trade Agreement.

    • Homeland Security Advisory Council
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      The Homeland Security Advisory Council will meet on June 11, 2007, in New York, NY. The meeting will be closed to the public.

    • Pima Cotton Trust Fund
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      Notice
      Length
      3 pages

      On December 20, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. Within Division C of the Act, section 407 of Title IV establishes a Cotton Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States to be known as the ``Pima Cotton Trust Fund.'' The Pima Cotton Trust Fund is comprised of funds transferred from the general fund of the Treasury in amounts equal to duties collected since January 1, 1994, on certain imports of pima cotton products. Section 407 of the Act authorizes distributions out of the Trust Fund in each of fiscal years 2007 and 2008, payable to eligible manufacturers and spinners of certain pima cotton products, as well as to a nationally recognized association established for the promotion of pima cotton grown in the United States for use in textile and apparel goods. Eligible claimants are directed to follow the statutory procedures to claim a distribution from the Pima Cotton Trust Fund. This document sets forth the law and announces applicable deadlines for claim and

    • Safety Zone; Great Lakes Naval Training Center Harbor, North Chicago, IL
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      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around Great Lakes Naval Training Center Harbor. This zone is intended to control the movement of vessels on portions of Lake Michigan and Great Lakes Naval Training Center Harbor during the Spill of National Significance (SONS) exercise on June 19 and 20, 2007. This zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with ships and boats deploying oil containment equipment.

    • United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT); Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Decommission of System of Records
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      Notice
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      1 page

      The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US-VISIT Program, conducted a proof of concept (POC) for Increment 2C (70 FR 39300, US- VISIT Privacy Impact Assessment, July 7, 2005) to assess the capability of automatically, passively, and remotely recording the entry and exit of US-VISIT covered individuals at U.S. land border ports of entry (POEs) using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-enabled I-94 (Arrival/Departure) Forms. To support the US-VISIT Increment 2C POC, the Automated Identification Management System (AIDMS) was created to link the unique and individually-assigned RFID tag number to existing biographic information received from the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS) and the entry and exit event information for each covered individual crossing the land border. The AIDMS maintained four general categories of records: traveler (i.e., covered individual) identification information, RFID tag related information, RFID tag read event information, and border crossing history information. The traveler identification information and the border crossing history information were duplicative of information stored in TECS and the Arrival/Departure Information System (ADIS). The RFID tag information was comprised of data collected about the issuance and status of the Form I-94 as well as data associated with the reading of an RFID tag. On November 7, 2006, US-VISIT concluded the Increment 2C POC. Upon completion of the estimated one year POC (as noted in the US- VISIT Notice published August 4, 2005, 70 FR 44934), AIDMS has been decommissioned because data is no longer being collected or stored in the system. All data previously stored in AIDMS will be deleted/ destroyed 30 days after publication of this notice and in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) General Records Schedule (GRS) 20, Item 1.a. The AIDMS SORN was previously published in the Federal Register on July 5, 2005, at 70 FR 38700. A Privacy Impact Assessment regarding this decommission has been published at http://www.dhs.gov/privacy.

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    • New Standards for Periodicals Mailing Services
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      Rule
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      14 pages

      This final rule provides the revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) that we will adopt to support the new Periodicals prices effective on July 15, 2007.

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    Peace Corps 4 entries

    • Notice to Add A New System of Records
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      3 pages

      As required under the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, the Peace Corps is giving notice of a new system of records, Coverdell World Wise Schools System.

    • Proposed Information Collection Requests
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C., chapter 3501 et seq.), the Peace Corps has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for renewal of information collections, OMB Control Number 0420-0529, the Peace Corps Week Brochure Registration Form (formerly called the Peace Corps Day Brochure Registration Form). The purpose of this notice is to allow for public comments on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether their information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collections information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and the clarify of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. A copy of the information collection may be obtained from Vivian Nguyen, Office of Domestic Programs, Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street, NW., Room 2121, Washington, DC 20526. Ms. Nguyen may be contacted by telephone at 202-692-1462 or 800- 424-8580, Peace Corps Headquarters, ext. 1462, or e-mail at

    • Proposed Information Collection Requests
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1981 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Peace Corps has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to approve the re-newel of a information collection, OMB Control Number 0420-0001, the National Agency Check (NAC) Questionnaire for Peace Corps Volunteer Background Investigation. This is a renewal of an active information collection. The purpose of this information collection is necessary to perform a background investigation of people in the Peace Corps Volunteer programs. The Peace Corps Volunteer Background Investigation is used to obtain information from Federal sources about Peace Corps applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for service and have been invited to train for specific programs in host countries overseas. Information provided by the investigation will be used by the Peace Corps' Office of Placement in order to make a final determination as to an applicant's/ trainee's suitability for service. The purpose of this notice is to allow for public comment on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether their information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and the clarity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology.

    • Proposed Information Collection Requests
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1981 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Peace Corps has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for re-instatement of OMB Control Number 0420-0510, the Peace Corps Health Status Review form (PC-1789S). This is a re-instatement of an expired information collection with revisions. The revisions includes an additional HIV question to the PC- 1789S form Volunteer Medical Application: Health Status Review for Peace Corps Volunteers. The purpose of this information collection is necessary to ensure that Volunteers meet this medical eligibility requirement, all applicants for service must undergo physical and dental examination prior to Volunteer service to provide the information needed for clearance, and to serve as a reference for any future Volunteer medical clearance, and to serve as a reference for any future Volunteer disability claims. The Health Status Review form is used to review the medical history of individual applicants, and currently serving Volunteers. The results of these examinations are used to ensure that applicants for Volunteer service will, with reasonable accommodation, be able to serve in the Peace Corps without jeopardizing their health.

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    Department of the Treasury 1 entry

    • Proposed Collection; Comment Request
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      The Department of the Treasury, 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)). Currently, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning survey and other research designed to establish benchmark measures of awareness, confidence and behavior, test messages and potential program taglines and materials relating to the Bureau's redesigned currency public education program.

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    • Rules Relating to Permissible Uses of Official Seal
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      Rule
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      2 pages

      The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') hereby revises 17 CFR part 2, by adding a new section, 17 CFR 2.4, to allow its employee recreation association, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Employee Recreation Association (``Association'') to use the Commission seal for permissible, ``non- official purposes,'' e.g., fundraising, social, sports, and similar activities such as selling sports apparel and novelty items imprinted with the Commission's seal.

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