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Federal Register, Vol. 75, Nos. 193 - 194 (October 6, 2010 – October 7, 2010)
On 10/7/10, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced a final rule, effective 2/4/11, to amend Part 127 of the Small Business Act, entitled ‘‘ The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Assistance Procedures, ’’ and implement procedures authorized by the Small Business Act to help ensure a level playing field on which women-owned small businesses can compete for federal contracting opportunities. FR62258.
On 10/05/10, the president signed S 3717 (P.L. 111-257), to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide for certain disclosures under Section 552 of Title 5, United States Code, (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes.
On 10/05/10, the president signed S 1674 (P.L.111-255), to the Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act.
On 10/06/10, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), Department of Justice (DOJ), announced meetings on 11/8/10 and 11/9/10 in Washington, D.C., to welcome new Advisory Board members, conduct an NIC Orientation, and to review the Quarterly Report by theOffice of Justice Programs. FR61774.
On 10/05/10, the president signed S 2781 (P.L 111-256), Rosa's Law, to change references in federal law to "mental retardation" to references to an "intellectual disability."
On 10/06/10, the Election Assistance Commission announced a 10/14/10 meeting in Pasadena, CA, to conduct a public hearing to consider the Election Worker Appreciation Resolution, and for other purposes. FR61711.
On 10/07/10, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed rule regarding proposed Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for specified communities. Comments are due 1/5/11. FR62048.
On 10/7/10, FEMA, DHS, announced an increase of the maximum amount of any Small Project Grant made to the state, local government, or to the owner or operator of an eligible private nonprofit facility, under Section 422 of the Stafford Act, to $63,900 for all disasters declared on or after 10/1/10. FR62135.
On 10/ 7/10, FEMA, DHS, announced that the maximum amount of IHP financial assistance provided to an individual or household is $30,200 under Section 408 of the Stafford Act with respect to any single emergency or major disaster . FR62136.
On 10/06/10, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a 10/18/10 and 10/19/10 meeting in Hyattsville, MD, to gain perspectives on the current activities necessary to support anticipated data needs in the medium term of healthcare stakeholders and to discuss improvement initiatives. FR61761.
On 10/7/10, the National Institutes of Health, HHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Gulf Worker Study: Gulf Long-Term Follow-Up Study for Oil Spill Clean-Up, to investigate potential short- and long-term health effects associated with oil spill clean-up activities and exposures surrounding the Deepwater Horizon disaster; and to create a resource for additional collaborative research on focused hypotheses or subgroups. Comments are due 12/6/10. FR62132.
On 10/06/10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Programs, to assess the number and types of HIV/AIDS prevention activities planned and implemented in observance of each of the four noted HIV/AIDS awareness day events. Comments are due 12/3/10. FR61762.
On 10/7/10, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced a request for public comment on a new information collection, Request for Fee Waiver, necessary to make a determination that the applicant is unable to pay the application fee for certain immigration benefits. Comments are due 11/5/10. FR61769.
On 10/05/10, the president signed S 846 (P.L. 111-253), to award a congressional gold medal to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against global poverty.
On 10/07/10, the U.S. Department of Education announced an 11/8/10 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality in Washington, D.C., to elect a chair and vice-chair, and conduct other administrative business related to meeting planning and procedures. FR62114.
On 10/06/10, the Veteran Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives, VA Form 20–0344, to determine which benefit records require special handling to guard against fraud, conflict of interest, improper influence, etc., by VA and non-VA employees. Comments are due 12/6/10. FR61858.
On 10/6/10 the VA announced a 10/26/10 -10/28/10 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans in Washington, D.C., to hear briefings on mental health, prosthetic services for women veterans, readjustment counseling, women veterans’ legislative issues, special health initiatives, and homeless initiatives for women veterans. FR61860.