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2007 List of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities

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AGENCY:

Office of Management and Budget.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

As required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act), this notice provides a list of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Audrey Duchesne, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, telephone (202) 395-3993.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice provides the 2007 List of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities which, under the IG Act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is required to publish annually. The previous list was published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2006 (71 FR 39691). This list is also posted on the OMB Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/​omb. The Designated Federal Entities have been updated to reflect the: (1) Addition of Amtrak's statutory name, National Railroad Passenger Corporation; (2) addition of the Postal Regulatory Commission and its entity head as the Chairman to reflect the 2006 amendment to section 8G(a)(2) of the Inspector General (IG) Act (5 U.S.C. App. 3) by section 603(b) of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Pub. L. 109-435 (Dec. 20, 2006); 39 U.S.C. 504; and (3) change in the title of the Denali Commission's entity head from Chairperson to Federal Cochairperson for consistency with its enabling statute (42 U.S.C. 3121 note). The Federal Entities have been updated to reflect the: (1) Change of the Armed Forces Retirement Home entity head from Board of Directors to Chief Operating Officer consistent with the 2001 amendment of the Armed Forces Retirement Home Act of 1991 ((Pub. L. 101-510 Div. A, Tit. XV (Nov. 5, 1990); 24 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) by Sect. 1403 of Pub. L. 107-107 (Dec. 28, 2001), which established the Chief Operating Officer as the head, subject to the authority, direction and control of the Secretary of Defense; and (2) deletion of the National Veterans Business Development Corporation established under 15 U.S.C. 657c(a) (and its entity head as the Chairperson) because the Corporation is a private entity that did not receive any appropriations in fiscal year 2007 and will likely not receive any in fiscal year 2008.

The list is divided into two groups: Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities. Designated Federal Entities are listed in the IG Act, except for those agencies that have ceased to exist or that have been deleted from the list. The Designated Federal Entities are required to establish and maintain Offices of Inspector General to: (1) Conduct and supervise audits and investigations relating to programs and operations; (2) promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of, and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations; and (3) provide a means of keeping the entity head and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of such programs and operations and the necessity for, and progress of, corrective actions.

Section 8G(a)(1) of the IG Act defines a “Federal entity” as: Any Government corporation (within the meaning of section 103(1) of title 5, United States Code), any Government-controlled corporation (within the meaning of section 103(2) of such title), or any other entity in the Executive Branch of the Government, or any independent regulatory agency, but does not include:

(1) An establishment (as defined in section 11(2) of this Act or part of an establishment;

(2) A designated Federal entity [as defined in section 8G(a)(2) of the Act] or part of a designated Federal entity;

(3) The Executive Office of the President;

(4) The Central Intelligence Agency;Start Printed Page 67986

(5) The Government Accountability Office; or

(6) Any entity in the judicial or legislative branches of the Government, including the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the Architect of the Capitol and any activities under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol.

Pursuant to section 8(G)(h)(2) of the IG Act, Federal Entities are required to report annually to each House of the Congress and OMB on audit and investigative activities in their organizations.

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Danny Werfel,

Acting Controller.

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Herein follows the text of the 2007 List of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities:

2007 List of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities

Section 8G(h)(1) of the IG Act, as amended, requires OMB to publish a list of “Designated Federal Entities” and “Federal Entities” and the heads of such entities. Designated Federal Entities are required to establish Offices of Inspector General and to report semiannually to each House of the Congress and the Office of the Management and Budget summarizing the activities of the Office during the immediately preceding six-month periods ending March 31 and September 30. Federal Entities are required to report annually on October 31 to each House of the Congress and the Office of Management and Budget on audit and investigative activities in their organizations.

Revised 2007 List of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities

Designated Federal Entities and Entity Heads

1. Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)—Chairperson.

2. Appalachian Regional Commission—Federal Co-Chairperson.

3. The Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System—Chairperson.

4. Broadcasting Board of Governors—Chairperson.

5. Commodity Futures Trading Commission—Chairperson.

6. Consumer Product Safety Commission—Chairperson.

7. Corporation for Public Broadcasting—Board of Directors.

8. Denali Commission—Federal Cochairperson.

9. Election Assistance Commission—Chairperson.

10. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—Chairperson.

11. Farm Credit Administration—Chairperson.

12. Federal Communications Commission—Chairperson.

13. Federal Election Commission—Chairperson.

14. Federal Housing Finance Board—Chairperson.

15. Federal Labor Relations Authority—Chairperson.

16. Federal Maritime Commission—Chairperson.

17. Federal Trade Commission—Chairperson.

18. Legal Services Corporation—Board of Directors.

19. National Archives and Records Administration—Archivist of the United States.

20. National Credit Union Administration—Chairperson.

21. National Endowment for the Arts—Chairperson.

22. National Endowment for the Humanities—Chairperson.

23. National Labor Relations Board—Chairperson.

24. National Science Foundation—National Science Board.

25. Peace Corps—Director.

26. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation—Chairperson.

27. Postal Regulatory Commission—Chairperson.

28. Securities and Exchange Commission—Chairperson.

29. Smithsonian Institution—Board of Regents.

30. United States International Trade Commission—Chairperson.

31. United States Postal Service—Governors of the Postal Service.

Federal Entities and Entity Heads

1. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation—Chairperson.

2. African Development Foundation—Chairperson.

3. American Battle Monuments Commission—Chairperson.

4. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board—Chairperson.

5. Armed Forces Retirement Home—Chief Operating Officer.

6. Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation—Chairperson.

7. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board—Chairperson.

8. Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation—Chairperson.

9. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad—Chairperson.

10. Commission of Fine Arts—Chairperson.

11. Commission on Civil Rights—Chairperson.

12. Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled—Chairperson.

13. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims—Chief Judge.

14. Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC—Director.

15. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board—Chairperson.

16. Delta Regional Authority—Federal Co-Chairperson.

17. Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation—Chairperson.

18. Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council—Chairperson.

19. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service—Director.

20. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission—Chairperson.

21. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board—Executive Director.

22. Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation—Chairperson.

23. Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development—Chairperson.

24. Institute of Museum and Library Services—Director.

25. Inter-American Foundation—Chairperson.

26. James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation—Chairperson.

27. Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission—Chairperson.

28. Marine Mammal Commission—Chairperson.

29. Merit Systems Protection Board—Chairperson.

30. Millennium Challenge Corporation—Chief Executive Officer.

31. Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation—Chairperson.

32. National Capital Planning Commission—Chairperson.

33. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science—Chairperson.

34. National Council on Disability—Chairperson.

35. National Mediation Board—Chairperson.

36. National Transportation Safety Board—Chairperson.

37. Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation—Chairperson.

38. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board—Chairperson.

39. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission—Chairperson.

40. Office of Government Ethics—Director.

41. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation—Chairperson.

42. Office of Special Counsel—Special Counsel.

43. Overseas Private Investment Corporation—Board of Directors.

44. Presidio Trust—Chairperson.

45. Selective Service System—Director.

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47. Smithsonian Institution/National Gallery of Art—President.

48. Smithsonian Institution/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars—Director.

49. Trade and Development Agency—Director.

50. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum—Chairperson.

51. U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness—Chairperson.

52. U.S. Institute of Peace—Chairperson.

53. Vietnam Education Foundation—Chairperson.

54. White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance—Chairperson.

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[FR Doc. E7-23406 Filed 11-30-07; 8:45 am]

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