Entries for Thursday, March 10, 2011

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    Department of Commerce 10 entries

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    Department of Health and Human Services 12 entries

    • Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
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    • Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
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    • Clinical Center; Notice of Meeting
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    • Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
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      The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.

    • Mark E. Van Wormer: Debarment Order
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      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing an order under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) permanently debarring Mark E. Van Wormer, MD, from providing services in any capacity to a person that has an approved or pending drug product application. We base this order on a finding that Dr. Van Wormer was convicted of a felony under Federal law for conduct relating to the regulation of a drug product under the FD&C Act. Dr. Van Wormer was given notice of the proposed permanent debarment and an opportunity to request a hearing within the timeframe prescribed by regulation. In a January 1, 2011, letter to FDA, Dr. Van Wormer notified FDA that he did not plan to seek a hearing and therefore has waived his right to a hearing concerning this action.

    • National Eye Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
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    • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
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    • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Strategic Planning
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      The NIEHS is updating its strategic plan. To anticipate, meet, and set priorities for environmental health research, training, resources, and technologies, NIEHS requests input from scientists, staff, stakeholders, members of the public, and all interested parties. The goal of this strategic planning process is to define an overarching Vision Statement, Strategic Goals, and Implementation Strategies for the NIEHS. To begin the process, the institute is asking for the online submission of Visionary Ideas. In addition, the NIEHS seeks the nomination of interested individuals to participate in a Stakeholder Community Workshop to identify, discuss, and develop the draft strategic goals that will form the basis of the Strategic Plan. The current NIEHS Strategic Plan can be viewed at: http:// www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/strategicplan/strategicplan2006/index.cfm.

    • National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
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    • National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
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    • Notice of Meetings
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    • Requirements for Importers of Nonhuman Primates
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      On January 5, 2011 HHS/CDC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (76 FR 678) proposing to amend its regulations (42 CFR 71.53) for the importation of live nonhuman primates (NHPs). Written comments were to be received on or before March 7, 2011. We have received a request asking for a 45 day extension of the comment period. In consideration of that request, HHS/ CDC is extending the comment period by 45 days to April 25, 2011.

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    Federal Reserve System 2 entries

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
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      Background. Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. For Further Information Contact: Cynthia Ayouch, Acting Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202-452-3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202-263-4869), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. OMB Desk Officer--Shagufta Ahmed--Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the implementation of the following report: Report title: Payment Systems Surveys: Ad Hoc Payments Systems Survey, Currency Quality Sampling Survey, Currency Quality Survey, and Currency Functionality Survey. Agency form number: FR 3054a, FR 3054b, FR 3054c, and FR 3054d. OMB control number: 7100-0332. Frequency: Annual, semi-annual, and on occasion. Reporters: Financial and nonfinancial businesses (banknote equipment manufacturers, or global wholesale bank note dealers). Estimated annual reporting hours: FR 3054a: 15,000 hours; FR 3054b: 90 hours; FR 3054c: 1,500 hours; and FR 3054d: 960 hours. Estimated average hours per response: FR 3054a: 15 hours; FR 3054b: 0.5 hours; FR 3054c: 30 hours; and FR 3054d: 48 hours. Number of respondents: FR 3054a: 100; FR 3054b: 180; FR 3054c; 25; and FR 3054d: 20. General description of report: These information collections are authorized pursuant to Section 11(d) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(d)) and are voluntary. The ability of the Federal Reserve to maintain the confidentiality of information provided by respondents to the Payment Systems surveys would be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of information provided for a particular survey. Depending upon the survey questions, confidential treatment could be warranted under section (b)(4) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The FR 3054a will be an event-driven survey used to obtain information specifically tailored to the Federal Reserve's operational and fiscal agency responsibilities. The FR 3054a could be conducted independently by the Federal Reserve, jointly with another government agency, or a Federal Reserve Bank. The FR 3054b will be an annual survey to assess the quality of currency in circulation and will be conducted jointly with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Cash Product Office (CPO), the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Currency Technology Office (CTO), and each Federal Reserve Bank's cash department. The FR 3054c will be a semi-annual survey to determine depository institutions' and Banknote Equipment Manufacturers' opinions of currency quality and would be conducted jointly with the CPO and CTO. The FR 3054d will be an annual survey to assess the functionality of Federal Reserve notes in banknote handling equipment. The FR 3054d data collected from BEMs will be used as input for future designs of Federal Reserve notes. The FR 3054d will be conducted jointly with the U.S. Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the CTO. The FR 3054a, FR 3054b, FR 3054c, and FR 3054d will be sent to financial and nonfinancial businesses. The Federal Reserve will use the data collected from these surveys to determine: (1) Demand for currency and coin, (2) market preferences regarding currency quality, (3) quality of currency in circulation, (4) features used by bank note authentication equipment to denominate and authenticate bank notes, and (5) whether changes to Federal Reserve Bank sorting algorithms are necessary to ensure that currency in circulation remains fit for commerce. Current Actions: On December 28, 2010, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 81607) requesting public comment for 60 days on the implementation of the FR 3054a, FR 3054b, FR 3054c, and FR 3054d surveys. The comment period for this notice expired on February 28, 2011. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments; the surveys will be implemented as proposed. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, with revision, of the following reports: 1. Report title: Consumer Satisfaction Questionnaire, Federal Reserve Consumer Help--Consumer Survey, and Consumer Online Complaint Form. Agency form number: FR 1379a, FR 1379b, and FR 1379c. OMB control number: 7100-0135. Frequency: Event generated. Reporters: Consumers. Estimated annual reporting hours: FR 1379a: 116 hours; FR 1379b: 167 hours; FR 1379c: 1,351 hours. Estimated average hours per response: FR 1379a: 5 minutes; FR 1379b: 5 minutes; FR 1379c: 10 minutes. Number of respondents: FR 1379a: 1,391; FR 1379b: 2,001; FR 1379c: 8,107. General description of report: This information collection is voluntary and is authorized by law pursuant the Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act (15 U.S.C. 57(a)(f)). The FR 1379a is not considered confidential. The FR 1379b collects the respondent's name and the respondent may provide other personal information and information regarding his or her complaint in response to question five. The FR 1379c collects the respondent's third-party representative if the respondent has such a representative. Thus, some of the information collected on the FR 1379b and c is considered confidential under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4), (b)(6), (b)(7)). Abstract: The FR 1379a questionnaire is sent to consumers who have filed complaints with the Federal Reserve against state member banks. The information is used to assess their satisfaction with the Federal Reserve's handling and written response to their complaint at the conclusion of an investigation. The FR 1379b questionnaire is sent as needed to consumers who contact the Federal Reserve Consumer Help (FRCH) to file a complaint or inquiry. The information is used to determine whether consumers are satisfied with the way the FRCH handled their complaint. Consumers use the FR 1379c to electronically submit a complaint against a financial institution to the FRCH. Current Actions: On December 28, 2010, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 81607) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, with revision, of this information collection. The comment period for this notice expired on February 28, 2011. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. 2. Report title: Application for Prior Approval to Become a Bank Holding Company or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an Additional Bank or Bank Holding Company, Notification for Prior Approval to Become a Bank Holding Company or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an Additional Bank or Bank Holding Company; and Notification for Prior Approval to Engage Directly or Indirectly in Certain Nonbanking Activities. Agency form number: FR Y-3, FR Y-3N, and FR Y-4. OMB control number: 7100-0121. Frequency: Event generated. Reporters: Corporations seeking to become bank holding companies (BHCs), or existing BHCs and state chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Estimated annual reporting hours: FR Y-3 Section 3(a)(1): 5,565 hours; FR Y-3 Section 3(a)(3) and 3(a)(5): 9,081 hours; FR Y-3N Section 3(a)(1), 3(a)(3), and 3(a)(5): 225 hours; FR Y-4 Complete notification: 936 hours; FR Y-4 Expedited notification: 90 hours; and FR Y-4 Post- consummation: 8 hours. Estimated average hours per response: FR Y-3 Section 3(a)(1): 53 hours; FR Y-3 Section 3(a)(3) and 3(a)(5): 63.5 hours; FR Y-3N Section 3(a)(1), 3(a)(3), and 3(a)(5): 5 hours; FR Y-4 Complete notification: 12 hours; FR Y-4 Expedited notification: 5 hours; and FR Y-4 Post- consummation: 30 minutes. Number of respondents: FR Y-3 Section 3(a)(1): 105; FR Y-3 Section 3(a)(3) and 3(a)(5): 143; FR Y-3N Section 3(a)(1), 3(a)(3), and 3(a)(5): 45; FR Y-4 Complete notification: 78; FR Y-4 Expedited notification: 18; and FR Y-4 Post-consummation: 16. General description of report: These information collections are mandatory (12 U.S.C. 1842(a), 1844(b), 1843(j)). The information submitted in the FR Y-3, FR Y-3N, and FR Y-4 is considered to be public unless an institution requests confidential treatment for portions of the particular application or notification. Applicants may rely on any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemption, but such requests for confidentiality must contain detailed justifications corresponding to the claimed FOIA exemption. Requests for confidentiality must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Abstract: The Federal Reserve requires the submission of these filings for regulatory and supervisory purposes and to allow the Federal Reserve to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Bank Holding Company (BHC) Act of 1956. These filings collect information on proposals by bank holding companies involving formations, acquisitions, mergers, and nonbanking activities. The Federal Reserve must obtain this information to evaluate each individual transaction with respect to financial and managerial factors, permissibility, competitive effects, net public benefits, and the impact on the convenience and needs of affected communities. Current Actions: On December 28, 2010, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 81607) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, with minor revision, of this information collection. The comment period for this notice expired on February 28, 2011. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revision will be implemented as proposed. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports: 1. Report title: Annual Daylight Overdraft Capital Report for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks. Agency form number: FR 2225. OMB control number: 7100-0216. Frequency: Annual. Reporters: Foreign banks with U.S. branches or agencies. Estimated annual reporting hours: 45 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 1 hour. Number of respondents: 45. General description of report: This information collection is authorized pursuant to sections 11(i), 16, and 19(f) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(i), 248-1, and 464). A foreign banking organization (FBO) is required to respond in order to obtain or retain a benefit, i.e., in order for the U.S. branch or agency of an FBO to establish and maintain a non-zero net debit cap. The information submitted by respondents is not confidential; however, respondents may request confidential treatment for portions of the report. Data may be considered confidential and exempt from disclosure under section (b)(4) of the Freedom of Information Act if it constitutes commercial or financial information and it would customarily not be released to the public by the person from whom it was obtained (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: This report was implemented in March 1986 as part of the procedures used to administer the Federal Reserve's Payments System Risk (PSR) policy. A key component of the PSR policy is a limit, or a net debit cap, on an institution's negative intraday balance in its Reserve Bank account. The Federal Reserve calculates an institution's net debit cap by applying the multiple associated with the net debit cap category to the institution's capital. For FBOs, a percentage of the FBO's capital measure, known as the U.S. capital equivalency, is used to calculate the FBO's net debit cap. Currently, an FBO with U.S. branches or agencies may voluntarily file the FR 2225 to provide the Federal Reserve with its capital measure. Because an FBO that files the FR 2225 may be able to use its total capital in determining its U.S capital equivalency measure, which is then used to calculate its net debit cap, an FBO seeking to maximize its daylight overdraft capacity may find it advantageous to file the FR 2225. An FBO that does not file FR 2225 may use an alternative capital measure based on its nonrelated liabilities. Current Actions: On December 28, 2010, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 81607) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, with revision, of the Annual Daylight Overdraft Capital Report for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks. The comment period for this notice expired on February 28, 2011. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. 2. Report title: International Applications and Prior Notifications under Subparts A and C of Regulation K. Agency form number: FR K-1. OMB control number: 7100-0107. Frequency: Event generated. Reporters: State member banks, Edge and agreement corporations, bank holding companies, and certain FBOs. Estimated annual reporting hours: Attachments A and B, 161 hours; Attachments C through G, 120 hours; Attachments H and I, 558 hours; Attachment J, 30 hours; Attachment K, 20 hours. Estimated average hours per response: Attachments A and B, 11.5 hours; Attachments C through G, 10 hours; Attachments H and I, 15.5 hours; Attachment J, 10 hours; Attachment K, 20 hours. Number of respondents: Attachments A and B, 7; Attachments C through G, 6; Attachments H and I, 12; Attachment J, 3; Attachment K, 1. General description of report: This information collection is mandatory pursuant to sections 25 and 25A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 601-604(a), 611-631) and sections 4(c)(13), 4(c)(14), and 5(c) of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843(c)(13), 1843(c)(14), 1844(c)). The information submitted in the FR K-1 is considered to be public unless an institution requests confidential treatment for portions of the particular application or notification. Applicants may rely on any FOIA exemption, but such requests for confidentiality must contain detailed justifications corresponding to the claimed FOIA exemption. Requests for confidentiality must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Abstract: Subpart A of Regulation K governs the foreign investments and activities of member banks, Edge and agreement corporations, bank holding companies, and certain investments by foreign organizations. Subpart C of Regulation K governs investments in export trading companies. The FR K-1 information collection contains eleven attachments for the application and notification requirements embodied in Subparts A and C of Regulation K. The Federal Reserve requires these applications for regulatory and supervisory purposes and to allow the Federal Reserve to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Federal Reserve Act and the BHC Act of 1956. Current Actions: On December 28, 2010, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 81607) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the International Applications and Prior Notifications under Subparts A and C of Regulation K. The comment period for this notice expired on February 28, 2011. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. 3. Report title: International Applications and Prior Notifications Under Subpart B of Regulation K. Agency form number: FR K-2. OMB control number: 7100-0284. Frequency: Event generated. Reporters: Foreign banks. Estimated annual reporting hours: 630 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 35 hours. Number of respondents: 18. General description of report: This information collection is mandatory pursuant to sections 7, 10, and 13 of the International Banking Act (12 U.S.C. 3105, 3107, 3108). The applying or notifying organization may request that portions of the information contained in the FR K-2 be afforded confidential treatment. To do so, applicants must demonstrate how the information for which confidentiality is requested would fall within the scope of one or more of the exemptions contained in the Freedom of Information Act. Any such request would have to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Abstract: Foreign banks are required to obtain the prior approval of the Federal Reserve to establish a branch, agency, or representative office; to acquire ownership or control of a commercial lending company in the United States; or to change the status of any existing office in the United States. The Federal Reserve uses the information, in part, to fulfill its statutory obligation to supervise FBOs with offices in the United States. Current Actions: On December 28, 2010, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 81607) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the International Applications and Prior Notifications Under Subpart B of Regulation K. The comment period for this notice expired on February 28, 2011. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. 4. Report title: Application for a Foreign Organization to Acquire a U.S. Bank or Bank Holding Company. Agency form number: FR Y-3F. OMB control number: 7100-0119. Frequency: Event generated. Reporters: Any company organized under the laws of a foreign country seeking to acquire a U.S. subsidiary bank or BHC. Estimated annual reporting hours: Initial application, 90 hours; subsequent application, 490 hours. Estimated average hours per response: Initial application, 90 hours; subsequent application, 70 hours. Number of respondents: Initial application, 1; subsequent application, 7. General description of report: This information collection is required to obtain or retain a benefit under sections 3(a), 3(c), and 5(a) through 5(c) of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(a), (c), 1844(a)-(c)). The information provided in the application is not confidential unless the applicant specifically requests confidentiality and the Federal Reserve approves the request. Abstract: Under the BHC Act, submission of this application is required for any company organized under the laws of a foreign country seeking to acquire a U.S. subsidiary bank or BHC. Applicants must provide financial and managerial information, discuss the competitive effects of the proposed transaction, and discuss how the proposed transaction would enhance the convenience and needs of the community to be served. The Federal Reserve uses the information, in part, to fulfill its supervisory responsibilities with respect to FBOs in the United States. Current Actions: On December 28, 2010, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 81607) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the Application for a Foreign Organization to Acquire a U.S. Bank or Bank Holding Company. The comment period for this notice expired on February 28, 2011. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments.

    • Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
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    Department of Homeland Security 7 entries

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    Department of Transportation 30 entries

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
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      The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on December 29, 2010. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Agricultural Aircraft Operator Certificate Application
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      In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Standards have been established for the certification of agricultural aircraft. The information collected shows applicant compliance and eligibility for certification by FAA.

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
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      In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The respondents are those airport operators voluntarily submitting noise exposure maps and noise compatibility programs to the FAA for review and approval.

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certificated Training Centers
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      In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. To determine regulatory compliance, there is a need for airmen to maintain records of certain training and recency of experience; a training center has to maintain records of student's training, employee qualification and training, and training program approvals.

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Entry Point Filing Form-International Registry
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      In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The respondents supply information through the AC 8050-135 to the FAA Civil Aviation Registry's Aircraft Registration Branch in order to obtain an authorization code for access to the International Registry.

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Implementation to the Equal Access to Justice Act
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      In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information is needed to determine an applicant's eligibility for an award of attorney's fees and other expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act.

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Office of Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and Contract Disputes
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      In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. 14 CFR part 17 sets forth procedures for filing solicitation protests and contract claims in the FAA's Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition. The regulations seek factual and legal information from protesters or claimants primarily through written submissions.

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilots Convicted of Alcohol or Drug-Related Motor Vehicle Offenses or Subject to State Motor Vehicle Administrative Procedure
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      In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The requested information is needed to mitigate potential hazards presented by airmen using alcohol or drugs in flight, to identify persons possibly unsuitable for pilot certification.

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Reporting of Information Using Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
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      In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The FAA issues Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIBs) to alert, educate, and make recommendations to the aviation community and individual aircraft owners and operators about ways to improve the safety of a product. They may include requests for voluntary reporting of results from requested actions/inspections. This reported information is used to help the FAA assess whether a potential unsafe condition warrants issuance of an airworthiness directive (AD).

    • Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-243F Airplanes
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      We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

    • Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP Airplanes; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model HS 748 Airplanes
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      We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: * * * * * Recently, during a walk round check, an operator found an aileron trim tab hinge pin that had migrated sufficiently to cause a rubbing foul on the flap. Other reports indicate that, for the purposes of expediency, it has become common practice during maintenance when replacing a control tab, instead of unbolting the forward part of the piano hinge from the primary control surface, the hinge pins are punched out of the hinges. Investigations have concluded that, after reinserting the pins after maintenance, the ends of the hinges may not have been pinched, which is likely to have been the cause of the detected hinge pin migration. This condition [non-pinched hinge pin ends], if not detected and corrected, could lead to further incidents of migration of a tab hinge pin out of the hinge, likely resulting in restricted movement of the tab control and consequent reduced control of the aeroplane.

    • Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, 222, 222B, 222U, 230, 407, 427, and 430 Helicopters
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      This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-26-51, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of the specified model helicopters by individual letters. This AD also supersedes existing AD 2009-08-03. This AD is prompted by another incident in which the tail rotor blade (blade) tip weight separated from a blade during flight causing vibration. This unsafe condition led to the determination that additional blades could be affected and should be added to the applicability. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent loss of the blade tip weight, loss of a blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.

    • Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Model 427 Helicopters
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      We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

    • Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
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      We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

    • Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Model EA500 Airplanes Equipped With a Pratt and Whitney Canada, Corp. (PWC) PW610F-A Engine
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      We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires you to incorporate operating limitations of maximum operating altitude of 37,000 feet into Section 2, Limitations, of the airplane flight manual (AFM). This AD requires you to incorporate operating limitations of maximum operating altitude of 30,000 feet into Section 2, Limitations, of the AFM. This AD was prompted by several incidents of engine surge. We are issuing this AD to prevent hard carbon buildup on the static vane, which could result in engine surges. Engine surges may result in a necessary reduction in thrust and decreased power for the affected engine. In some cases, this could result in flight and landing under single-engine conditions. It is also possible this could affect both engines at the same time, requiring dual-engine shutdown.

    • Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-365N1 Helicopters
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      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) model helicopters. This AD requires replacing the aluminum tail rotor (T/R) blade pitch control shaft with a steel T/R blade pitch control shaft. This AD is prompted by an incident involving a Eurocopter Model AS-365N2 helicopter on which there was a loss of control of the T/R due to a broken shaft. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of the T/R blade pitch control shaft, loss of T/R control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.

    • Airworthiness Directives; EUROCOPTER FRANCE Model SA330F, SA330G, and SA330J Helicopters
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      We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

    • Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
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      2 pages

      We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

    • Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
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      3 pages

      We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections and torque checks of the hanger fittings and strut forward bulkhead of the forward engine mount and adjacent support structure, and visual inspections of the internal angle and external bulkhead chord and detailed inspection of internal angles, and corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also provides for an optional inspection. This new AD requires additional inspections of airplanes that have hi-lok bolts and collars at all of the Group B fastener locations, except fastener 13, and related investigative and corrective actions. This AD also requires repetitive inspections of the internal angle, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires, for certain airplanes, replacing the fasteners, which terminates certain repetitive inspections. This AD was prompted by reports of undertorqued or loose fasteners, a cracked bulkhead chord, and a fractured back-up angle. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct loose fasteners and/or damaged or cracked hanger fittings, back-up angles, and bulkhead of the forward engine mount, which could lead to failure of the hanger fitting and bulkhead and consequent separation of the engine from the airplane.

    • Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
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      We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for disbonding and tearing and measurements for wear of the internal diameter (ID) of the Karon-lined bushings of the bulkhead support jackscrew fitting and of the jackscrew fitting of the horizontal stabilizer; and reinstallation of the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA) after inspection and measurement; and if necessary, replacement of the bushings with new bushings and all applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that a Karon-lined bushing with the liner broken into five pieces was found during a scheduled inspection of the HSTA components; the broken liner had worn and disbonded from the bushing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct discrepancies of the HSTA attachment locations, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.

    • Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-1, V-7, V-11 and V-20; Kona, HI
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      2 pages

      This action amends four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in the vicinity of Kona, HI; V- 1, V-7, V-11 and V-20 to bring them in concert with the FAA's Aeronautical Products. These VOR Federal airways are being impacted due to the relocation of the Kona VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range and Tactical Air Navigation Aids (VORTAC).

    • Amendment to VOR Federal Airway V-358; TX
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      2 pages

      This action amends a final rule published by the FAA in the Federal Register, that inadvertently extended VOR Federal airway V-358 to the wrong end point. This action reflects the correct end point and coincides with the FAA's aeronautical database.

    • Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption-Patriot Woods Railroad, LLC
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      1 page
    • DeQueen and Eastern Railroad, LLC-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption-Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern Railroad, LLC
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      Notice
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      2 pages
    • Electronic On-Board Recorders and Hours of Service Supporting Documents
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      Proposed Rule
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      1 page

      This notice extends the public comment period for the NPRM from April 4, 2011 to May 23, 2011.

    • Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Western United States
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      Rule
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      3 pages

      This action establishes seven High Altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes in the Western United States (U.S.). These new routes provide pilots and air traffic controllers with efficient direct routes enhancing safety and improving the efficient use of the National Airspace System (NAS).

    • Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Western United States
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      2 pages

      This action establishes six High Altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes in the Western United States (U.S.). These new routes provide pilots and air traffic controllers with efficient direct routes enhancing safety and improving the efficient use of the National Airspace System (NAS).

    • FY 2011 Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program
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      Notice
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      4 pages

      The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the upcoming availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program (Transit in Parks Program) discretionary funds. This notice solicits proposals to compete for FY 2011 funds under the program, which was established by Section 3021 of SAFETEA-LU, as amended (49 U.S.C. 5320). The amount of funding available will be determined by Congressional appropriation prior to the selection of awardees, and based on the timing of such funding becoming available, may also include funding for Fiscal Year 2012. The program is administered by FTA in partnership with the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service. The program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems such as buses, trams and non-motorized trails in federally-managed parks and public lands. Federal land management agencies, as well as State, tribal and local governments acting with the consent of a Federal land management agency are eligible to apply. DOI, after consultation with and in cooperation with FTA, will determine the final selection and funding of projects. Geographic diversity will be considered when allocating funds. This announcement is available on the FTA Web site at: http:// www.fta.dot.gov. FTA will announce final selections on the Web site and in the Federal Register. A synopsis of this funding opportunity will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants Web site at http://www.grants.gov.

    • Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc., H. Peter Claussen and Linda C. Claussen-Continuance in Control Exemption-Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC
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      Notice
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      1 page
    • Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories
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      2 pages

      The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint regulations by updating the Seaway Regulations and Rules in various categories. The changes will update regulations concerning condition of vessels and preclearance and security for tolls. These amendments are necessary to take account of updated procedures and will enhance the safety of transits through the Seaway. Several of the amendments are merely editorial or for clarification of existing requirements.

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    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      In accordance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., the FDIC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The FDIC, 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 the renewal of existing information collections, as required by the PRA. On December 6, 2010 (75 FR 75675), the FDIC solicited public comment for a 60-day period on renewal of the following three information collections: Interagency Biographical and Financial Report (OMB No. 3064-0006), Interagency Bank Merger Act Application (OMB No. 3064-0015), Interagency Notice of Change in Control (OMB No. 3064-0019). No comments were received. Therefore, the FDIC hereby gives notice of submission of its renewal requests to OMB for review.

    • Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager
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      Notice
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      1 page

      Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institutions effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing. This list (as updated from time to time in the Federal Register) may be relied upon as ``of record'' notice that the Corporation has been appointed receiver for purposes of the statement of policy published in the July 2, 1992 issue of the Federal Register (57 FR 29491). For further information concerning the identification of any institutions which have been placed in liquidation, please visit the Corporation Web site at http:// www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/banklist.html or contact the Manager of Receivership Oversight in the appropriate service center.

    • Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager
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      Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institutions effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing. This list (as updated from time to time in the Federal Register) may be relied upon as ``of record'' notice that the Corporation has been appointed receiver for purposes of the statement of policy published in the July 2, 1992 issue of the Federal Register (57 FR 29491). For further information concerning the identification of any institutions which have been placed in liquidation, please visit the Corporation Web site at http:// www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/banklist.html or contact the Manager of Receivership Oversight in the appropriate service center.

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 entries

    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on November 15, 2010. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: DOE/NRC Form 740M, ``Concise Note'' and NUREG/BR-0006, Revision 7, ``Instructions for Completing Nuclear Material Transaction Reports, (DOE/NRC Forms 741 and 740M)''. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0057. 4. The form number if applicable: Form 740M. 5. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Form 740M is requested as necessary to inform the U.S. or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of any qualifying statement or exception to any of the data contained in other reporting forms required under the U.S.-- IAEA Safeguards Agreement. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear material or source material, and licensees of facilities on the U.S. Eligible Facilities List who have been notified in writing by the NRC that they are subject to 10 CFR Part 75. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 150. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 15. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 113. 10. Abstract: Licensees affected by Part 75 and related sections of Parts 40, 50, 70, and 150 are required to submit DOE/NRC Form 740M to inform the U.S. or the IAEA of any qualifying statement or exception to any of the data contained in any of the other reporting forms required under the U.S.--IAEA Safeguards Agreement. The use of Form 740M enables the NRC to collect, retrieve, analyze, and submit the data to IAEA to fulfill its reporting responsibilities. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public- involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by April 11, 2011. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.

    • Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Availability of Application for a Combined License
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      Notice
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      1 page
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    Department of the Interior 5 entries

    • Announcement of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Strategy Planning Feedback Process
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      Notice
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      1 page

      The U.S. Geological Survey is creating 10-year strategies for each of its Mission Areas: Climate and Land Use Change, Core Science Systems, Ecosystems, Energy and Minerals, Environmental Health, Natural Hazards, and Water. This process involves gathering input from the public on draft strategy documents and questions that will inform the creation of these documents. Feedback can be offered at http:// www.usgs.gov/start--with--science.

    • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of Status Review for Longfin Smelt
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      Proposed Rule
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      2 pages

      We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), announce the initiation of a status review for the longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys). To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this species. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12-month finding, which will address whether the listing may be warranted, as provided in section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act.

    • Maryland Regulatory Program
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      Proposed Rule
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      2 pages

      We are reopening and extending the public comment period and will be holding a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the State of Maryland's approved regulatory program (the ``Maryland program'') published on January 28, 2011. The comment period is being reopened and extended in order to afford the public more time to comment and to allow enough time to hold a public hearing requested by a representative of the Sierra Club. We are also notifying the public of the date, time, and location for the public hearing. Maryland is proposing to add provisions to its program to regulate coal combustion byproducts (CCBs) and to establish requirements pertaining to the generation, storage, handling, processing, disposal, recycling, beneficial use, or other use of CCBs within the State.

    • Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement published a notice in the Federal Register on February 9, 2011, entitled: ``List of Restricted Joint Bidders'' that contained an error. We are correcting the name of an oil company listed under Group VIII in that notice.

    • Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Jones and Jasper Counties, GA; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
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      Notice
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      3 pages

      We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment for Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.

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    • Branch Offices
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      2 pages

      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 comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.

    • Request for Service Corporation Activity
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      Notice
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      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 comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.

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    Department of State 2 entries

    • Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: American Music Abroad
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      Notice
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      8 pages

      The Cultural Programs Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to administer the American Music Abroad program. The program will consist of approximately ten tours for a select number of professional American artists in a wide range of uniquely American musical genres. The program is designed to broadly represent the excellence and diversity of traditional American music. Some examples of American music genres include, but are not be limited to, contemporary urban music, hip hop, rock and roll, jazz and American roots music genres like country and western, bluegrass, zydeco, Cajun, and folk. The musicians selected for this program must demonstrate high artistic ability, evidence a strong commitment to education and exchange activities, and reflect the diversity of America and American music. They must be conversant with the broader aspects of contemporary American society and culture. International tours will include workshops, master classes, and outreach activities, in addition to performances. U.S. public and non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals that support the goals of the American Music Abroad program: to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, and cross-cultural awareness. The tours accomplish this by providing an opportunity for international audiences to experience American musical life, highlighting the contemporary music scene as well as our country's cultural history, and allowing American performers to learn about life and culture in the foreign host countries. The Bureau is particularly interested in proposals for the administration of tours by American musicians representing diverse American music genres to countries with significant underserved populations that may not otherwise have access to American art forms, and countries with significant youth populations. The Bureau is also interested in proposals for projects that reach indigenous populations. No guarantee is made or implied that a grant will be awarded for tours to any particular region or that tours will be organized to any particular region. To be eligible for this competition, all organizations must demonstrate a minimum of five years' experience successfully conducting international performing arts exchange programs in the music field. The organization must have experience administering programs in multiple musical genres.

    • Office of Directives Management (A/GIS/DIR); Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, The Department of State has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery '' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

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    • Change in Postal Prices
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request for a change in prices to Parcel Select Contract 1. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with this filing.

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    Social Security Administration 1 entry

    • Compassionate Allowances for Autoimmune Disease, Office of the Commissioner; Hearing
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      Proposed Rule
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      2 pages

      We developed ``Compassionate Allowances'' to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions obviously meet the definition of disability under the Social Security Act (Act) and can be identified with minimal objective medical information. In December 2007, April 2008, November 2008, July 2009, November 2009, and November 2010, we held Compassionate Allowance public hearings to help us identify the diseases and other serious medical conditions that we should consider under the Compassionate Allowance process. These hearings concerned rare diseases, cancers, traumatic brain injury and stroke, early-onset Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, schizophrenia, and cardiovascular disease and multiple organ transplants, respectively. We will hold our next hearing on March 16 to address the advisability and possible methods of identifying and implementing compassionate allowances for both adults and children with autoimmune diseases. While the public is welcome to attend the hearing, only scheduled witnesses will present testimony. We plan to address other medical conditions at subsequent hearings.

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    Department of Education 6 entries

    • Equity Assistance Centers Program; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information; Training and Advisory Services; Equity Assistance Centers (Formerly the Desegregation Assistance Centers (DAC)); Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011
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      Notice
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      7 pages
    • Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    • Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
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      Notice
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      1 page

      The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    • Notice of Submission for OMB Review
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

    • Promise Neighborhoods Program
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      Notice
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      17 pages

      The Secretary of Education (Secretary) proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the legislative authority of the Fund for the Improvement of Education Program (FIE), title V, part D, subpart 1, sections 5411 through 5413 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for Promise Neighborhoods competitions for fiscal year (FY) 2011 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal assistance on projects that are designed to create a comprehensive continuum of solutions, including education programs and family and community supports, with great schools at the center. The continuum of solutions must be designed to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth, from birth through college and to a career. We intend that these projects support organizations that focus on serving high-need neighborhoods, have a strategy to build a continuum of solutions, and have the capacity to achieve results.

    • Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Program; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information; Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011
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    Office of Personnel Management 2 entries

    • Excepted Service
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 213.103.

    • Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses
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      Proposed Rule
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      The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations to eliminate the 2-year eligibility limitation for noncompetitive appointment for spouses of certain deceased or 100 percent disabled veterans. OPM is removing this restriction to provide spouses of certain deceased or 100 percent disabled veterans with unlimited eligibility for noncompetitive appointment. The intended effect of this change is to further facilitate the entry of these military spouses into the Federal civil service.

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    Department of Defense 2 entries

    • Intent To Grant an Exclusive License for a U.S. Government-Owned Invention
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      Notice
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      1 page

      In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e), and 37 CFR 404.7 (a)(1)(i) and 37 CFR 404.7 (b)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, revocable license for the invention claimed in the patent application PCT/US2009/060850, filed October 15, 2009, entitled, ``Clinical Decision Model,'' to DecisionQ Corporation, with its principal place of business at 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20007-3680.

    • Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
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      The invention listed below is a CRADA Subject Invention, jointly-made under NCRADA-NAWCWDCL-03-111, and is assigned to Reynolds Systems, Inc. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, has an undivided interest in this invention. U.S. Patent No. 7,661,362: Energetic material initiation device utilizing exploding foil initiated ignition system with secondary explosive material.

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    Environmental Protection Agency 6 entries

    • National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting and Public Comment
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will host a public teleconference meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time. The primary topic of discussion will be EPA's charge to the NEJAC on ensuring long-term engagement of communities in Gulf Coast eco-system restoration efforts. This NEJAC public teleconference meeting is open to the public. There will be a public comment period from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the topic of the meeting. Specifically, comments should respond to how best to: 1. Engage minority, low-income, and tribal/indigenous communities for input into decisions about Gulf Coast restoration plans, particularly for the impacts of such plans on permitting and how best to facilitate the participation of immigrant populations and communities with potential language barriers. 2. Consider indigenous, cultural, and historical concerns during restoration and recovery. 3. Identify any regulatory and policy hurdles that impede, complicate, or discourage sustained community engagement in decisions about restoration and recovery. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see the ``REGISTRATION'' and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections below. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the teleconference meeting closes at 11 a.m., Eastern Time, on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. The deadline to sign-up for public comment, or to submit written public comments, is also March 23, 2011.

    • National Priorities List, Final Rule No. 51
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      Rule
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      9 pages

      The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds ten sites to the NPL, all to the General Superfund Section.

    • National Priorities List, Proposed Rule No. 54
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      Proposed Rule
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      8 pages

      The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add 15 sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL. One of the sites included in this proposed rule, MolyCorp, Inc., was previously proposed in May 2000. MolyCorp, Inc. is being re-proposed with a revised HRS score that is based on extensive new sampling data.

    • Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the SAB Drinking Water Committee Augmented for the Review of the Effectiveness of Partial Lead Service Line Replacements
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      Notice
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      2 pages

      The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Drinking Water Committee Augmented for the Review of the Effectiveness of Partial Lead Service Line Replacements to review technical studies examining the effectiveness of partial lead service line replacements.

    • Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making
      Type
      Notice
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      1 page

      The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making.

    • Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs; 345 North 700 East, Richfield PCE Site, Richfield, Sevier County, UT
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      In accordance with the requirements of section 122(i)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i)(1), notice is hereby given of a Settlement Agreement under Sections 104, 106(a), 107, and 122 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9604, 9606(a), 9607, and 9622, between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Jerry Thomas and Katrina Thomas (Settling Parties) regarding the Richfield PCE Site (Site), located at 345 North 700 East, Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. This Settlement Agreement proposes to compromise a claim the United States has at this Site for Past Response Costs, as those terms are defined in the Settlement Agreement. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, EPA and the Settling Parties agree that the Settling Parties have no ability to pay and the Settling Parties (1) agree not to assert any claims or causes of action against the United States or its contractors or employees with respect to the Site and (2) agree to record an executed environmental covenant, between Settling Parties, EPA and Utah Department of Environmental Quality, requiring certain activity and use limitations. In exchange, the Settling Parties will be granted a covenant not to sue under section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), with regard to reimbursement of Past Response Costs. Opportunity for Comment: For thirty (30) days following the publication of this notice, EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to that portion of the Settlement Agreement, if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the Superfund Record Center, EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, 3rd Floor, in Denver, Colorado.

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 entry

    • Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License
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      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in USPN 6,730,498 B1, Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity and NASA Case No. MSC- 22859-1 to GNetX Expression, LLC, having its principal place of business in Baytown, Texas 77520. The fields of use may be limited to the production of biomolecules and proteins. The patent rights in the invention have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

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    Federal Communications Commission 3 entries

    • Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, 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(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. 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; (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, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 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 currently valid OMB control number. Dates: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before May 9, 2011. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible. Addresses: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to the Federal Communications Commission via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov. For Further Information Contact: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. For additional information, contact Judith B. Herman, OMD, 202-418-0214 or e-mail judith-b.herman@fcc.gov. Supplementary Information: OMB Control Number: 3060-1005. Title: Numbering Resource Optimization--Phase 3. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other for-profit and State, local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 17 respondents; 34 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 40-50 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 153, 154, 201-205, 207-209, 218, 225-227, 251-252, 271 and 332. Total Annual Burden: 830 hours. Total Annual Cost: N/A. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the Commission. If the Commission requests respondents to submit information which respondents believe is confidential, respondents may request confidential treatment of such information pursuant to 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this comment period to obtain the full, three year clearance from them. There is no change in the reporting and/or third party disclosure requirements. The Commission is reporting a 30 hour decrease adjustment in burden. This decrease is due to recalculations of the previous burdens submitted to OMB in 2008. The Commission established a safety valve to ensure that carriers experiencing rapid growth in a given market will be able to meet customer demand. States may use this safety valve to grant requests from carriers that demonstrate the following: (1) The carrier will exhaust its numbering resources in a market or rate area within three months (in lieu of six months-to-exhaust requirement); and (2) Projected growth is based on the carrier's actual growth in the market or rate area, or in the carrier's actual growth in a reasonably comparable market, but only if that projected growth varies no more than 15 percent from historical growth in the relevant market. The Commission lifted the ban on service-specific and technology- specific overlays (collectively, specialized overlays or SOs), allowing State commissions seeking to implement SOs to request delegated authority to do so on a case-by-case basis. To provide further guidance to State commissions, the Commission set forth the criteria that each request for delegated authority to implement a SO should address. This will enable us to examine the feasibility of SOs in a particular area, and determine whether the Commission's stated goals are likely to be met if the SO is implemented. Specifically, State commissions should also specifically address the following: (1) The technologies or services to be included in the SO; (2) The geographic area to be covered; (3) Whether the SO will be transitional; (4) When the SO will be implemented and, if a transitional SO is proposed, when the SO will become an all-services overlay; (5) Whether the SO will include take-backs; (6) Whether there will be 10-digit dialing in the SO and the underlying area code(s); (7) Whether the SO and underlying area code(s) will be subject to rationing; and (8) Whether the SO will cover an area in which pooling is taking place. The Commission uses the information it collects to assist the State commissions in carrying out their delegated authority over numbering resources.

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

      The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. 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; (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, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 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 currently valid OMB control number. Dates: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before May 9, 2011. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible. Addresses: Direct all PRA comments to the Federal Communications Commission via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov. For Further Information Contact: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. For additional information, contact Judith B. Herman, OMD, 202-418-0214 or e-mail judith-b.herman@fcc.gov. Supplementary Information: OMB Control Number: 3060-0298. Title: Part 61, Tariffs (Other Than the Tariff Review Plan). Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 580 respondents; 1,160 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 50 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion and biennial reporting requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151-155, 201-205, 208, 251-271, 403, 502 and 503. Total Annual Burden: 58,000 hours. Total Annual Cost: $945,400. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The information requested is not of a confidential nature. Respondents who believe certain information to be of a proprietary nature may solicit confidential treatment of their material in accordance with the procedures described in 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring information collection after this comment period to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to obtain the full three year clearance from them. There is no change in the reporting requirements. There is a $46,400 increase adjustment in the annual cost. This is due to an increase in the Commission's filing fees. Part 61 is designed to ensure that all tariffs filed by common carriers are formally sound, well organized, and provide the Commission and the public with sufficient information to determine the justness and reasonableness as required by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, of the rates, terms and conditions of those tariffs.

    • 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(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. 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; (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, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC 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 currently valid OMB control number.

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    Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 entry

    • Requirements for Processing, Clearing, and Transfer of Customer Positions
      Type
      Proposed Rule
      Length
      11 pages

      The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is proposing regulations to implement Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Proposed regulations would establish the time frame for a swap dealer (SD), major swap participant (MSP), futures commission merchant (FCM), swap execution facility (SEF), and designated contract market (DCM) to submit contracts, agreements, or transactions to a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) for clearing. Proposed regulations also would facilitate compliance with DCO Core Principle C (Participant and Product Eligibility) in connection with standards for cleared products and the prompt and efficient processing of all contracts, agreements, and transactions submitted for clearing. The Commission is further proposing related regulations implementing SEF Core Principle 7 (Financial Integrity of Transactions) and DCM Core Principle 11 (Financial Integrity of Transactions), requiring coordination with DCOs in the development of rules and procedures to facilitate clearing. Additionally, the Commission is proposing a regulation to implement DCO Core Principle F (Treatment of Funds), requiring a DCO, upon customer request, to promptly transfer customer positions and related funds from one clearing member to another, without requiring the close-out and re- booking of the positions.

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    Securities and Exchange Commission 7 entries

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