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NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.
Dated: February 2, 2000. Eugene T. Nitta, Acting Chief, Permits and Documentation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 00–2934 Filed 2–8–00; 8:45 am]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Applications of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for Designation as a Contract Market in Futures and Options on Five Year Agency Notes and Ten Year Agency Notes
AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability of terms and conditions of proposed commodity futures and options contracts. SUMMARY: The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME or Exchange) has applied for designation as a contract market in futures and options on five year agency notes and ten year agency notes. The proposals were submitted under the Commission’s 45-day Fast Tract procedures. The Acting Director of the Division of Economic Analysis (Division) of the Commission, acting pursuant to the authority delegated by Commission Regulation 140.96, has determined that publication of the proposals for comment is in the public interest, will assist the Commission in considering the views of interested persons, and is consistent with the purpose of the Commodity Exchange Act. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 24, 2000. ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit their views and comments to Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20581. In addition, comments may be sent by facsimile transmission to facsimile number (202) 418–5521, or by electronic mail to secretary@cftc.gov. Reference should be made to the CME five and ten year agency notes futures and options contracts. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Thomas Leahy of the Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st NW, Washington, DC 20581,

telephone (202) 418–5278. Facsimile number: (202) 418–5527. Electronic mail: tleahy@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed designation applications were submitted pursuant to the Commission’s Fast Track procedures for streamlining the review of futures contract rule amendments and new contract approvals (62 FR 10434). Under those procedures, the proposals, absent any contrary action by the Commission, may be deemed approved at the close of business on March 13, 2000, 45 days after receipt of the proposals. In view of the limited period under the Fast Track procedures, the Commission has determined to publish for public comment notice of the availability of the terms and conditions for 15 days, rather than 30 days as provided for proposals submitted under the regular review procedures. Copies of the terms and conditions will be available for inspection at the Office of the Secretariat, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. Copies of the proposed amendments can be obtained through the Office of the Secretariat by mail at the above address, by phone at (202) 418–5100, or via the internet on the CFTC website at www.cftc.gov under ‘‘What’s New & Pending’’. Other materials submitted by the CME in support of the applications for contract market designation may be available upon request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder (17 CFR Part 145 (1997)), except to the extent they are entitled to confidential treatment as set forth in 17 CFR 145.5 and 145.9. Requests for copies of such materials should be made to the FOI, Privacy and Sunshine Act Compliance Staff of the Office of Secretariat at the Commission’s headquarters in accordance with 17 CFR 145.7 and 145.8. Any person interested in submitting written data, views, or arguments on the proposed amendments, or with respect to other materials submitted by the CME, should send such comments to Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581 by the specified date.
Issued in Washington, DC, on February 3, 2000. Richard Shilts, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 00–2916 Filed 2–8–00; 8:45 am]
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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Request for Approval of a Collection of Information—Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators
AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C., Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments on a proposed request for extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of residential garage door operators. The collection of information consists of testing and recordkeeping requirements in certification regulations implementing the Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators (16 CFR part 1211). The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting approval of this extension of a collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget. DATES: The Office of the Secretary must receive written comments not later than April 10, 2000. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be captioned ‘‘Residential Garage Door Operators’’ and mailed to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207, or delivered to that office, Room 502, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Written comments may also be sent to the Office of the Secretary by facsimile at (301) 504–0127 or by e-mail at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the proposed extension of approval of the collection of information, or to obtain a copy of 16 CFR Part 1211, call or write Linda L. Glatz, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207; telephone (301) 504–0416, extension 2226. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1990, Congress enacted legislation requiring residential garage door operators to comply with the provisions of a standard published by Underwriters Laboratories to protect against entrapment. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 1990 (the Improvement Act) (Pub. L. 101–608, 104 Stat. 3110) includes requirements that residential garage door operators

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records to demonstrate compliance with the requirements for testing to support certification of compliance. 16 CFR Part 1211, Subparts B and C. The Commission uses the information compiled and maintained by manufacturers and importers of residential garage door operators to protect consumers from risks of death and injury resulting from entrapment accidents associated with garage door operators. More specifically, the Commission uses this information to determine whether the products produced and imported by those firms comply with the standard. The Commission also uses this information to facilitate corrective action if any residential garage door operators fail to comply with the standard in a manner that creates a substantial risk of injury to the public. B. Estimated Burden The Commission staff estimates that about 22 firms are subject to the testing and recordkeeping requirements of the certification regulations. The staff estimates that each respondent will spend 60 hours annually on the collection of information for a total of about 1320 hours. Using an hourly rate of $13.50, based on 1999 Statistical Abstract data for average all private sector wages, the total industry cost would be about $18,000. C. Request for Comments The Commission solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics: —Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information would have practical utility; —Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information is accurate; —Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected could be enhanced; and —Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology.
Dated: February 4, 2000. Sadye E. Dunn, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 00–2918 Filed 2–8–00; 8:45 am]
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manufactured on or after January 1, 1993, must comply with the entrapment protection provisions in UL Standard 325 in effect on or before January 1, 1992. The entrapment protection requirements of UL Standard 325 are codified as the Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators, 16 CFR part 1211. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the collection of information concerning the Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators under control number 3041–0125. OMB’s most recent approval will expire on April 30, 2000. The Commission now proposes to request an extension of approval without changes of this collection of information. A. Certification Requirements The Improvement Act provides that UL Standard 325 shall be considered to be a consumer product safety standard issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission under section 9 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) (15 U.S.C. 2058). Section 14(a) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2063(a)) requires manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of a consumer product subject to a consumer product safety standard to issue a certificate stating that the product complies with all applicable consumer product safety standards. Section 14(a) of the CPSA also requires that the certificate of compliance must be based on a test of each product or upon a reasonable testing program. Section 14(b) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2063(b)) authorizes the Commission to issue regulations to prescribe a reasonable testing program to support certificates of compliance with a consumer product safety standard. Section 14(b) of the CPSA allows firms that are required to issue certificates of compliance to use an independent third-party organization to conduct the testing required to support the certificate of compliance. Section 16(b) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2065(b)) authorizes the Commission to issue rules to require establishment and maintenance of records necessary to implement the CPSA or determine compliance with rules issued under the authority of the CPSA. On December 22, 1992, the Commission issued rules prescribing requirements for a reasonable testing program to support certificates of compliance with the Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators (57 FR 60449). These regulations also require manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of residential garage door operators to establish and maintain

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting
TIME AND DATE: Monday, February 14, 2000, 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: Room 410, East West Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the Public. Matter to be Considered: Compliance Operational Matter (OS# 5756) The Commission and staff will discuss a compliance operational matter. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–0709.

of the Secretary, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20207 (301) 504–0800.
Dated: February 7, 2000. Sadye E. Dunn, Secretary. [FR Doc. 00–3151 Filed 2–7–00; 2:58 pm]
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CONTACT PERSON FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Sadye E. Dunn, Office

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies
AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of dates of submission of state revenue and expenditure reports for fiscal year 1999 and of revisions to those reports. SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education announces dates for the submission by state educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey) for fiscal year (FY) 1999. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Bureau of the Census is the data collection agent for the Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2001 appropriated funds. DATES: The date on which submissions will first be accepted is March 15, 2000. The mandatory deadline for the final submission of all data, including any revisions to previously submitted data, is September 5, 2000.

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