[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Introduction to the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
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FEDERAL REGISTER

Tuesday
May 27, 2003
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  29981      III--Department of Agriculture
  30077      IV--Department of Commerce
  30151      V--Department of Defense
  30183      VI--Department of Education
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  30213      VIII--Department of Health and Human Services
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Introduction to the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Actions

Federal Register / Vol. 68, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 27, 2003 / Unified 
Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 68, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 27, 2003 / Unified 
Agenda

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REGULATORY INFORMATION SERVICE CENTER



Introduction to the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Actions



AGENCY: Regulatory Information Service Center.

ACTION: Introduction to the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Actions.

_______________________________________________________________________

SUMMARY: The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires that agencies publish 
semiannual regulatory agendas describing regulatory actions they are 
developing (5 U.S.C. 602). Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning 
and Review,'' signed September 30, 1993 (58 FR 51735) and Office of 
Management and Budget memoranda implementing section 4 of that Order 
establish minimum standards for agencies' agendas, including specific 
types of information for each entry.

     The Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions 
(Unified Agenda) helps agencies fulfill all of these requirements. All 
Federal regulatory agencies have chosen to publish their regulatory 
agendas as part of this publication.

     The following separate parts in this issue of the Federal Register 
are the agency agendas, followed by indexes to the entries. Together, 
these constitute the spring 2003 edition of the semiannual Unified 
Agenda. We welcome your comments on this publication and your 
suggestions for improving future editions.

ADDRESSES: Regulatory Information Service Center (MI), General Services 
Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Suite 3033, Washington, DC 20405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about specific 
regulatory actions, please refer to the agency contact listed for each 
entry.

     To provide comment on or to obtain further information about this 
publication, contact: Ronald C. Kelly, Executive Director, Regulatory 
Information Service Center (MI), General Services Administration, 1800 
F Street NW., Suite 3033, Washington, DC 20405, (202) 482-7340. You may 
also send comments to us by e-mail at:

RISC@gsa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
                                                                   Page
 
      Introduction to the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and
                          Deregulatory Actions
 
I. What Is the Unified Agenda?..................................   29976
II. Why Is the Unified Agenda Published?........................   29976
III. How Is the Unified Agenda Organized?.......................   29977
IV. What Information Appears for Each Entry?....................   29977
V. Abbreviations................................................   29978
VI. How Can Users Get Copies of the Agenda......................   29979
 
                             AGENCY AGENDAS
 
                           Cabinet Departments
 
Department of Agriculture.......................................   29981
Department of Commerce..........................................   30077
Department of Defense...........................................   30151
Department of Education.........................................   30183
Department of Energy............................................   30191
Department of Health and Human Services.........................   30213
Department of Homeland Security.................................   30279
Department of Housing and Urban Development.....................   30389
Department of the Interior......................................   30423
Department of Justice...........................................   30497
Department of Labor.............................................   30551
Department of State.............................................   30597
Department of Transportation....................................   30603
Department of the Treasury......................................   30759
Department of Veterans Affairs..................................   30891
 
                        Other Executive Agencies
 
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.......................   30917
Agency for International Development............................   30919
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board......   30925
Commission on Civil Rights......................................   30929
Corporation for National and Community Service..................   30931
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District    30937
 of Columbia....................................................
Environmental Protection Agency.................................   31941
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.........................   31115
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service......................   31119
General Services Administration.................................   31123
Morris K. Udall Foundation-U.S. Institute for Environmental        31137
 Conflict Resolution............................................
National Aeronautics and Space Administration...................   31139
National Archives and Records Administration....................   31145
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities..............
  Institute of Museum and Library Services......................   31151
  National Endowment for the Arts...............................   31155
  National Endowment for the Humanities.........................   31159
National Science Foundation.....................................   31163
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight..................   31167
Office of Government Ethics.....................................   31171
Office of Management and Budget.................................   31179
Office of Personnel Management..................................   31183
Peace Corps.....................................................   31205
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation............................   31211
Presidio Trust..................................................   31215
Railroad Retirement Board.......................................   31219
Selective Service System........................................   31225
Small Business Administration...................................   31227
Social Security Administration..................................   31239
Tennessee Valley Authority......................................   31263
 
                             Joint Authority
 
Department of Defense/General Services Administration/National     31265
 Aeronautics and Space Administration (Federal Acquisition
 Regulation)....................................................
 
                     Independent Regulatory Agencies
 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission............................   31279
Consumer Product Safety Commission..............................   31285
Farm Credit Administration......................................   31297
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation........................   31307
Federal Communications Commission...............................   31309
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...........................   33161
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission............................   31367
Federal Housing Finance Board...................................   31375
Federal Maritime Commission.....................................   31379
Federal Reserve System..........................................   31385
Federal Trade Commission........................................   31497
National Credit Union Administration............................   31405
National Indian Gaming Commission...............................   31413
Nuclear Regulatory Commission...................................   31417
Securities and Exchange Commission..............................   31433
Surface Transportation Board....................................   34159
 
                    INDEXES TO UNIFIED AGENDA ENTRIES
 
A. Regulatory Flexibility Act Section 610 Review Index..........   31463
B. Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Index........................   31465
C. Small Entities Index (Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Not       31475
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D. Government Levels Index......................................   31487
E. Federalism Index.............................................   31523
F. Subject Index................................................   31525
 



INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIFIED AGENDA OF FEDERAL REGULATORY AND 
DEREGULATORY ACTIONS



I. What Is the Unified Agenda?

     The Unified Agenda provides information, in a uniform format, 
about regulations that the Government is considering or reviewing. The 
Unified Agenda has appeared in the Federal Register twice each year 
since 1983. This edition includes regulatory agendas from 61 Federal 
departments and agencies. Agencies of the United States Congress are 
not included.

     The Regulatory Information Service Center (the Center) compiles 
the Unified Agenda for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
(OIRA), part of the Office of Management and Budget. OIRA is 
responsible for overseeing the Federal Government's regulatory, 
paperwork, and information resource management activities, including 
implementation of E.O. 12866. The Center also provides information 
about Federal regulatory activity to the President and his Executive 
Office, the Congress, agency managers, and the public.

     The activities included in the Agenda are, in general, those that 
will have a regulatory action within the next 12 months. Agencies may 
include activities that will have a longer timeframe than 12 months. 
Agency agendas also show actions or reviews completed or withdrawn 
since the last Unified Agenda. The agendas do not contain regulations 
that were excluded under Executive Order 12866, such as those 
concerning military or foreign affairs functions or regulations related 
to agency organization, management, or personnel matters.

     Agencies prepared entries for this publication to give the public 
notice of their plans to review, propose, and issue regulations. They 
have tried to predict their activities over the next 12 months as 
accurately as possible, but dates and schedules are subject to change. 
Agencies may withdraw some of the regulations now under development, 
and they may issue or propose other regulations not included in their 
agendas. Agency actions in the rulemaking process may occur before or 
after the dates they have listed. The Unified Agenda does not create a 
legal obligation on agencies to adhere to schedules within it or to 
confine their regulatory activities to those regulations that appear in 
this publication. The information in this edition is accurate as of 
April 1, 2003, in the judgment of the submitting agencies, except as 
otherwise noted by the agencies. In addition, some agencies submitted 
updates after that date.



II. Why Is the Unified Agenda Published?

     The Unified Agenda helps agencies comply with their obligations 
under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and various Executive orders and 
other statutes.



Regulatory Flexibility Act

     The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires agencies to identify those 
rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities (5 U.S.C. 602). Agencies meet that requirement 
by including the information in their submissions for the Unified 
Agenda. Agencies may also indicate those regulations that they are 
reviewing as part of their periodic review of existing rules under the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 610). Executive Order 13272 
entitled ``Proper Consideration of Small Entities in Agency 
Rulemaking,'' signed August 13, 2002 (67 FR 53461) provides additional 
guidance on compliance with the Act.



Executive Order 12866

     Executive Order 12866 entitled ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' 
signed September 30, 1993 (58 FR 51735) requires covered agencies to 
prepare an agenda of all regulations under development or review. The 
Order also requires that certain agencies prepare annually a regulatory 
plan of their ``most important significant regulatory actions,'' which 
appears as part of the fall Unified Agenda.



Executive Order 13132

     Executive Order 13132 entitled ``Federalism,'' signed August 4, 
1999 (64 FR 43255) directs agencies to have an accountable process to 
ensure meaningful and timely input by State and local officials in the 
development of regulatory policies that have ``federalism 
implications'' as defined in the Order. Under the Order, an agency that 
is proposing a regulation with federalism implications, which either 
preempt State law or impose nonstatutory unfunded substantial direct 
compliance costs on State and local governments, must consult with 
State and local officials early in the process of developing the 
regulation. In addition, the agency must provide to the Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget a federalism summary impact statement 
for such a regulation, which consists of a description of the extent of 
the agency's prior consultation with State and local officials, a 
summary of their concerns and the agency's position supporting the need 
to issue the regulation, and a statement of the extent to which those 
concerns have been met. As part of this effort, agencies include in 
their submissions for the Unified Agenda information on whether their 
regulatory actions may have an effect on the various levels of 
government and whether those actions have federalism implications.



Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

     The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (P.L. 104-4, title II) 
requires agencies to prepare written assessments of the costs and 
benefits of significant regulatory actions ``that may result in the 
expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, 
or by the private sector, of $100,000,000 or more . . . in any 1 year . 
. . .'' The requirement does not apply to independent regulatory 
agencies, nor does it apply to certain subject areas excluded by 
section 4 of the Act. Affected agencies identify in the Unified Agenda 
those regulatory actions they believe are subject to title II of the 
Act.



Executive Order 13211

     Executive Order 13211 entitled ``Actions Concerning Regulations 
That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use,'' signed 
May 22, 2001 (66 FR 28355) directs agencies to provide, to the extent 
possible, information regarding the adverse effects that agency actions 
may have on the supply, distribution, and use of energy. Under the 
Order, the agency must prepare and submit a Statement of Energy Effects 
to the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, for ``those matters 
identified as significant energy actions.'' As part of this effort, 
agencies may optionally include in their submissions for the Unified 
Agenda information on whether they have prepared or plan to prepare a 
Statement of Energy Effects for their regulatory actions.



Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

     The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (P.L. 104-
121, title II) established a procedure for

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congressional review of rules (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), which defers, 
unless exempted, the effective date of a ``major'' rule for at least 60 
days from the publication of the final rule in the Federal Register. 
The Act specifies that a rule is ``major'' if it has resulted or is 
likely to result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or 
more or meets other criteria specified in that Act. If the issuing 
agency believes that a rule may be major, it indicates this under the 
``Priority'' heading of the entry. The Act provides that the 
Administrator of OIRA will make the final determination as to whether a 
rule is major.



III. How Is the Unified Agenda Organized?

     Each agency's agenda appears as a separate part in this edition of 
the Federal Register. The parts of the Unified Agenda are organized 
alphabetically in four groups: Cabinet departments; other executive 
agencies; the Federal Acquisition Regulation, a joint authority; and 
independent regulatory agencies. Departments may in turn be divided 
into subagencies.

     Each agency's part of the Agenda begins with a preamble providing 
information specific to that part followed by a table of contents. For 
each agency that requests it, the table of contents includes a section 
listing entries that the agency is reporting as withdrawn, duplicate, 
merged, or transferred. Following the table of contents is a 
description of each agency's regulatory and deregulatory actions.

     Each agency presents its entries under one of five headings 
according to the rulemaking stage of the entry. The stages are:

1. Prerule Stage -- actions agencies will undertake to determine 
    whether or how to initiate rulemaking. Such actions occur prior to 
    a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and may include Advance 
    Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRMs) and reviews of existing 
    regulations.

2. Proposed Rule Stage -- actions for which agencies plan to publish a 
    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the next step in their rulemaking 
    process or for which the closing date of the NPRM Comment Period is 
    the next step.

3. Final Rule Stage -- actions for which agencies plan to publish a 
    final rule or an interim final rule or to take other final action 
    as the next step in their rulemaking process.

4. Long-Term Actions -- items under development but for which the 
    agency does not expect to have a regulatory action within the 12 
    months after publication of this edition of the Unified Agenda. 
    Some of the entries in this section may contain abbreviated 
    information.

5. Completed Actions -- actions or reviews the agency has completed or 
    withdrawn since publishing its last agenda. This section also 
    includes items the agency began and completed between issues of the 
    Agenda.

     An agency may use subheadings to identify regulations that it has 
grouped according to particular topics. When these subheadings are 
used, they appear above the title of the first regulation in each 
group.

     A bullet ([sbull]) preceding the title of an entry indicates that 
the entry appears in this publication for the first time.

     All entries are numbered sequentially from the beginning to the 
end of the publication. The sequence number preceding the title of each 
entry identifies the location of the entry in this edition. This 
sequence number is used as the reference in the table of contents and 
in all indexes to enable readers to find entries.

     This publication contains six indexes. Index A lists entries for 
which agencies have indicated that they are conducting a periodic 
review under section 610(c) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Index B 
lists the regulatory actions for which agencies believe that the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act may require a Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis. Index C lists additional regulatory actions for which 
agencies have chosen to indicate that some impact on small entities is 
likely even though a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis may not be 
required. Index D lists entries that agencies believe may have effects 
on levels of government. Index E lists entries that agencies believe 
may have federalism implications as defined in Executive Order 13132. 
Index F is a subject index based on the Federal Register Thesaurus of 
Indexing Terms.



IV. What Information Appears for Each Entry?

     All entries in the Unified Agenda contain uniform data elements 
including, at a minimum, the following information:

     Title of the Regulation -- a brief description of the subject of 
the regulation, possibly including section 610 review designation. The 
notation ``Section 610 Review'' following the title indicates that the 
agency has selected the rule for its periodic review of existing rules 
under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 610(c)). Some agencies 
have indicated completions of section 610 reviews or rulemaking actions 
resulting from completed section 610 reviews

     Priority -- an indication of the significance of the regulation. 
Agencies assign each entry to one of the following five categories of 
significance.

(1) Economically Significant

 As defined in Executive Order 12866, a rulemaking action that will 
    have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or 
    will adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of 
    the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, 
    public health or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or 
    communities. The definition of an ``economically significant'' rule 
    is similar but not identical to the definition of a ``major'' rule 
    under 5 U.S.C. 801 (P. L. 104-121). (See below.)

(2) Other Significant

 A rulemaking that is not Economically Significant but is considered 
    significant by the agency. This category includes rules that the 
    agency anticipates will be reviewed under E.O. 12866 or rules that 
    are a priority of the agency head. These rules may or may not be 
    included in the agency's regulatory plan.

(3) Substantive, Nonsignificant

 A rulemaking that has substantive impacts but is neither Significant, 
    nor Routine and Frequent, nor Informational/Administrative/Other.

(4) Routine and Frequent

 A rulemaking that is a specific case of a multiple recurring 
    application of a regulatory program in the Code of Federal 
    Regulations and that does not alter the body of the regulation.

(5) Informational/Administrative/Other


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 A rulemaking that is primarily informational or pertains to agency 
    matters not central to accomplishing the agency's regulatory 
    mandate but that the agency places in the Unified Agenda to inform 
    the public of the activity.

     In addition, if an agency believes that a rule may be ``major'' 
under 5 U.S.C. 801 (P.L. 104-121) because it has resulted or is likely 
to result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or 
meets other criteria specified in that Act, the agency indicates this 
under the ``Priority'' heading. (The Act provides that the 
Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs will 
make the final determination as to whether a rule is major.)

     Unfunded Mandates -- whether the rule is covered by section 202 of 
the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (P.L. 104-4). The Act requires 
that, before issuing an NPRM likely to result in a mandate that may 
result in expenditures by State, local, and tribal governments, in the 
aggregate, or by the private sector of more than $100 million in 1 
year, agencies, other than independent regulatory agencies, shall 
prepare a written statement containing an assessment of the anticipated 
costs and benefits of the Federal mandate. If the agency believes the 
entry is not subject to the Act, this data element will not be printed.

     Legal Authority -- the section(s) of the United States Code 
(U.S.C.) or Public Law (P.L.) or the Executive order (E.O.) that 
authorize(s) the regulatory action. Agencies may provide popular name 
references to laws in addition to these citations.

     CFR Citation -- the section(s) of the Code of Federal Regulations 
that will be affected by the action.

     Legal Deadline -- whether the action is subject to a statutory or 
judicial deadline, the date of that deadline, and whether the deadline 
pertains to an NPRM, a Final Action, or some other action.

     Abstract -- a brief description of the problem the regulation will 
address; the need for a Federal solution; to the extent available, 
alternatives that the agency is considering to address the problem; and 
potential costs and benefits of the action.

     Timetable -- the dates and citations (if available) for all past 
steps and a projected date for at least the next step for the 
regulatory action. A date printed in the form 12/00/01 means the agency 
is predicting the month and year the action will take place but not the 
day it will occur. In some instances, agencies may indicate what the 
next action will be, but the date of that action is ``To Be 
Determined.'' ``Next Action Undetermined'' indicates the agency does 
not know what action it will take next.

     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required -- whether an analysis is 
required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
because the rulemaking action is likely to have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities as defined by the Act.

     Small Entities Affected -- the types of small entities 
(businesses, governmental jurisdictions, or organizations) on which the 
rulemaking action is likely to have an impact as defined by the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act. Some agencies have chosen to indicate 
likely effects on small entities even though they believe that a 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis will not be required.

     Government Levels Affected -- whether the action is expected to 
affect levels of government and, if so, whether the governments are 
State, local, tribal, or Federal.

     Federalism -- whether the action has ``federalism implications'' 
as defined in Executive Order 13132. This term refers to actions ``that 
have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship 
between the national government and the States, or on the distribution 
of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.'' 
If the action does not have federalism implications, this data element 
will not be printed. Independent regulatory agencies are not required 
to supply this information.

     Agency Contact -- the name and phone number of one or more persons 
in the agency who is knowledgeable about the rulemaking action. The 
agency may also provide the title, address, fax number, e-mail address, 
and TDD for each agency contact.

     Some agencies have provided the following optional information:

     URL for More Information -- the Internet address of a site that 
provides more information about the entry.

     URL for Public Comments and Additional Information -- the Internet 
address of a site that will accept public comments on the entry. 
Alternatively, timely public comments may be submitted at the 
Governmentwide e-rulemaking site, http://www.regulations.gov/.

     Compliance Cost to the Public -- the estimated gross compliance 
cost of the action.

     Affected Sectors -- the industrial sectors that the action may 
most affect, either directly or indirectly. Affected sectors are 
identified by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 
codes.

     Energy Effects -- an indication of whether the agency has prepared 
or plans to prepare a Statement of Energy Effects for the action, as 
required by Executive Order 13211 ``Actions Concerning Regulations That 
Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use,'' signed May 
18, 2001 (66 FR 28355).

     Related RINs -- one or more past or current RIN(s) associated with 
activity related to this action, such as merged RINs, split RINs, new 
activity for previously completed RINs, or duplicate RINs.

     Some agencies that participated in the October 2002 edition of The 
Regulatory Plan have chosen to include the following information for 
those entries that appeared in the Plan:

     Statement of Need -- a description of the need for the regulatory 
action.

     Summary of the Legal Basis -- a description of the legal basis for 
the action, including whether any aspect of the action is required by 
statute or court order.

     Alternatives -- a description of the alternatives the agency has 
considered or will consider as required by section 4(c)(1)(B) of E.O. 
12866.

     Anticipated Costs and Benefits -- a description of preliminary 
estimates of the anticipated costs and benefits of the action.

     Risks -- a description of the magnitude of the risk the action 
addresses, the amount by which the agency expects the action to reduce 
this risk, and the relation of the risk and this risk reduction effort 
to other risks and risk reduction efforts within the agency's 
jurisdiction.



V. Abbreviations

     The following abbreviations appear throughout this publication:

     ANPRM -- An Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is a preliminary 
notice, published in the Federal Register,

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announcing that an agency is considering a regulatory action. An agency 
may issue an ANPRM before it develops a detailed proposed rule. An 
ANPRM describes the general area that may be subject to regulation and 
usually asks for public comment on the issues and options being 
discussed. An ANPRM is issued only when an agency believes it needs to 
gather more information before proceeding to a notice of proposed 
rulemaking.

     CFR -- The Code of Federal Regulations is an annual codification 
of the general and permanent regulations published in the Federal 
Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The 
Code is divided into 50 titles, each title covering a broad area 
subject to Federal regulation. The CFR is keyed to and kept up to date 
by the daily issues of the Federal Register.

     EO -- An Executive order is a directive from the President to 
executive agencies, issued under constitutional or statutory authority. 
Executive orders are published in the Federal Register and in title 3 
of the Code of Federal Regulations.

     FR -- The Federal Register is a daily Federal Government 
publication that provides a uniform system for publishing Presidential 
documents, all proposed and final regulations, notices of meetings, and 
other official documents issued by Federal departments and agencies.

     FY -- The Federal fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.

     NPRM -- A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is the document an agency 
issues and publishes in the Federal Register that describes and 
solicits public comments on a proposed regulatory action. Under the 
Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553), an NPRM must include, at a 
minimum:

[sbull] a statement of the time, place, and nature of the public 
    rulemaking proceeding;
[sbull] a reference to the legal authority under which the rule is 
    proposed; and
[sbull] either the terms or substance of the proposed rule or a 
    description of the subjects and issues involved.

     PL -- A public law is a law passed by Congress and signed by the 
President or enacted over his veto. It has general applicability, 
unlike a private law that applies only to those persons or entities 
specifically designated. Public laws are numbered in sequence 
throughout the 2-year life of each Congress; for example, PL 105-4 is 
the fourth public law of the 105th Congress.

     RFA -- A Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is a description and 
analysis of the impact of a rule on small entities, including small 
businesses, small governmental jurisdictions, and certain small not-
for-profit organizations. The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 
et seq.) requires each agency to prepare an initial RFA for public 
comment when it is required to publish an NPRM and to make available a 
final RFA when the final rule is published, unless the agency head 
certifies that the rule would not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities.

     RIN -- The Regulation Identifier Number is assigned by the 
Regulatory Information Service Center to identify each regulatory 
action listed in the Unified Agenda, as directed by E.O. 12866 (section 
4(b)). Additionally, OMB has asked agencies to include RINs in the 
headings of their Rule and Proposed Rule documents when publishing them 
in the Federal Register, to make it easier for the public and agency 
officials to track the publication history of regulatory actions 
throughout their development.

     Seq. No. -- The sequence number identifies the location of an 
entry in this publication. Note that a specific regulatory action will 
have the same RIN throughout its development but will generally have 
different sequence numbers in different editions of the Unified Agenda.

     USC -- The United States Code is a consolidation and codification 
of all general and permanent laws of the United States. The USC is 
divided into 50 titles, each covering a broad area of Federal law.



VI. How Can Users Get Copies of the Agenda?

     Printed copies of this edition of the Federal Register are 
available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government 
Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325, (202) 512-1800.

     Copies of individual agency materials may be available directly 
from the agency. Please contact the particular agency for further 
information.

     All editions of The Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of 
Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions since October 1995 are also 
available in electronic form. You can search the Agenda and the Plan 
at:

http://reginfo.gov

    This site also contains links to a variety of other sources of 
information about government regulatory activities.

     You may also search the Agenda and the Plan on the Government 
Printing Office's GPO Access, which is accessible through:

http://www.access.gpo.gov

Dated: May 7, 2003.

 Ronald C. Kelly,
Executive Director.

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