Sunshine Act Meeting, 2694-2695 [05-892]

Download as PDF 2694 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2005 / Notices beginning November 15, 2004, and continuing through December 4, 2004. The declaration is also amended to include Gonzales County in the State of Texas as a primary disaster area due to damages caused by severe storms, excessive rain and flooding. In addition, applications for economic injury loans from small businesses located in the contiguous counties of Bastrop, De Witt, Fayette, Karnes, and Lavaca in the State of Texas may be filed until the specified date at the previously designated location. All other counties contiguous to the above named primary counties have previously been declared. All other information remains the same, i.e., the deadline for filing applications for physical damage is March 7, 2005 and for economic injury the deadline is October 4, 2005. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 59002 and 59008). Dated: January 6, 2005. Hector V. Barreto, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–857 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Sunshine Act Meeting Tennessee Valley Authority (Meeting No. 1557). TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m. (e.s.t.), January 18, 2005, The Pollard Technology Conference Center, 210 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. STATUS: Open. AGENDA: Approval of minutes of meeting held on November 30, 2004. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: New Business C—Energy C1. Contract with Porter-Walker, LLC, for industrial supplies, nonpower hand tools, and safety supplies at any TVA location. C2. Contract with Framatome ANP for reactor pressure vessel head inspections and repairs at the Watts Bar and Sequoyah Nuclear Plants. C3. Contract with Frham Safety Products, Inc., for health physics supplies and equipment for any TVA nuclear site. C4. Supplement to contract with Framatome ANP, Inc., for refuel floor support services and reactor component inspections for Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Units 2 and 3. C5. Supplement to Contract No. 2767 with Babcock and Wilcox for pulverizer parts and technical services. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:36 Jan 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 C6. Contracts with Mega Power, Inc., and Listerhill Total Maintenance Center for various plant equipment repair and machining services for any TVA location. C7. Contract with Alstom Power, Inc., for supply of labor, materials, parts and services for maintenance and repair of Alstom (formerly Combustion Engineering) boilers in service at various TVA fossil plants. E—Real Property Transactions E1. Extension of a term recreation easement for 1 year to Boys Scouts of America, National Council, affecting approximately 354 acres of land on Kentucky Reservoir in Marshall County, Kentucky, Tract No. XGIR–906RE, S.1X. E2. Sale of a permanent easement to Mike Proulx for the expansion of an existing sewer line easement, affecting approximately .02 acre of TVA land on Fulton Springs Substation in Jefferson County, Alabama, Tract No. XFLSS–2S. E3. Sale of a noncommercial, nonexclusive permanent easement to Bill Kittrell for construction and maintenance of recreational water-use facilities, affecting approximately .61 acre of TVA land on Tellico Reservoir in Loudon County, Tennessee, Tract No. XTELR–248RE. E4. Sale of a noncommercial, nonexclusive permanent easement to Kenneth and Constance Goff for construction and maintenance of recreational water-use facilities, affecting approximately .2 acre of land on Tellico Reservoir in Loudon County, Tennessee, Tract No. XTELR–247RE. E5. Grant of a permanent easement to the town of Bryson City, North Carolina, for expansion of a waste water treatment plant, affecting approximately .87 acre of TVA land on Fontana Reservoir in Swain County, North Carolina, Tract No. XTFR–14SP. F—Other F1. Approval to file a condemnation case to acquire right to enter for a TVA power transmission line project affecting the Aspen Grove-Westhaven Transmission Line in Williamson County, Tennessee. Information Items 1. Approval of temporary measures relating to the transition to a new portfolio of industrial power products. 2. Approval of a grant of a permanent easement to the North Jackson Water Authority for the construction of a raw water intake structure and line, affecting approximately 6.72 acres of TVA land on Guntersville Reservoir in Jackson County, Alabama, Tract No. XTGR– 174PS. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. Approval of a grant of a permanent easement to the Benton/Decatur Counties Special Sewer District for the construction of a sewer line and outfall, affecting approximately 3.6 acres of TVA land on Kentucky Reservoir in Benton County, Tennessee, Tract No. XTGIR–151S. 4. Approval of a delegation of authority to the Executive Vice President, Fossil Power Group, to execute a 20-year contract with Synthetic Materials, Inc., for the dewatering and marketing of scrubber gypsum and approval of related easements. 5. Approval of supplements to the Electric Power Research Institute Membership Contract and Supplemental Funded Projects Agreement. 6. Approval of a public auction sale of the Natural Resources and Forestry Buildings, affecting approximately 5.8 acres of TVA land located in Norris, Tennessee, Tract Nos. XNT–18 and XNOFB–1. 7. Approval of a delegation of authority to the Chief Financial Officer, the Treasurer, or designees, to enter into agreements with financial institutions for the sale of promissory notes that distributors have issued to TVA under TVA’s Distributor Financing Program. 8. Amendments to the Provisions of the TVA Savings and Deferral Retirement Plan (401(k) Plan) to provide for certain enhancements to the Plan. 9. Approval of an amendment to the Trust Agreement between the Board of Directors of the TVA Retirement System and Fidelity Management Trust Company. 10. Amendment to the Rules and Regulations of the TVA Retirement System to limit a member’s contributions to the System’s fixed and variable annuity funds to $10,000 per year and shorten from 12 months to 6 months the suspension period for contributions to the System’s annuity funds after taking a hardship withdrawal from the System’s 401(k) Plan. For more information: Please call TVA Media Relations at (865) 632–6000, Knoxville, Tennessee. Information is also available at TVA’s Washington Office (202) 898–2999. People who plan to attend the meeting and have special needs should call (865) 632–6000. Anyone who wishes to comment on any of the agenda in writing may send their comments to: TVA Board of Directors, Board Agenda Comments, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2005 / Notices Dated: January 11, 2005. Maureen H. Dunn, General Counsel and Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–892 Filed 1–12–05; 9:54 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Trade Policy Staff Committee: Public Comments Regarding the Environmental Review of the WTO DOHA Development Agenda (DDA) Negotiations Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting written public comments on the scope of the environmental review of the multilateral negotiations of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) conducted under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The TPSC is seeking to supplement and further inform its consideration of reasonably foreseeable significant environmental effects that might flow from economic changes attributable to the negotiations, in the light of progress to date in the negotiations, notably, the Decision Adopted by the WTO General Council on 1 August 2004 on the Doha Work Program. DATES: Public comments should be received no later than March 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submissions by electronic mail: FR0515@USTR.EOP.GOV. Submissions by facsimile: Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, Trade Policy Staff Committee, at (202) 395–6143. The public is strongly encouraged to submit documents electronically rather than by facsimile. (See requirements for submissions below.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General inquiries concerning the environmental review should be made to the USTR Office of Environment and Natural Resources at (202) 395–7320. Procedural inquiries concerning the public comment process should be directed to Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), (202) 395–3475. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Environmental Review: Executive Order 13141—Environmental Review of Trade Agreements (November 1999)— and the implementing guidelines (December 2000) formalize the U.S. policy of conducting environmental VerDate jul<14>2003 14:36 Jan 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 reviews for certain major trade agreements. Reviews are used to identify potentially significant, reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts (both positive and negative), and information from the review can help facilitate consideration of appropriate responses where impacts are identified. The Order requires environmental reviews of certain types of agreements, including comprehensive multilateral trade rounds. See 64 FR 63169. Reviews address potential environmental impacts that may be associated with projected economic changes expected to occur as a result of the proposed agreement, and potential implications for environmental laws and regulations. The focus of the reviews is on impacts on the United States, although global and transboundary impacts may be considered, where appropriate and prudent. Comments are invited on the scope of the environmental review, including any reasonably foreseeable, potentially significant environmental effects that might flow from economic changes attributable to the negotiations, and potential implications for U.S. environmental laws, regulations and other measures. The TPSC also welcomes public views on appropriate methodologies for conducting the review. Comments are particularly invited on potentially significant environmental effects—both positive and negative—that might flow from the agriculture, non-agricultural market access (including tariffs and non-tariff barriers to sectors such as environmental goods, fish and forestry), services (including environmental services), rules (including ways to clarify and improve disciplines on environmentally harmful fish subsidies), trade facilitation, and the Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Environment negotiations. Persons submitting written comments should provide as much detail as possible on the degree to which the subject matter they propose for inclusion in the review may raise significant environmental issues in the context of the negotiation. This request for comment supplements earlier requests for comments, and there is no need to resubmit comments previously provided to the TPSC. Submissions were received and are being considered in response to the following notices: (1) Notice of Initiation of the Environmental Review and Request for Comment on Scope of Environmental Review of Mandated Multilateral Trade Negotiations on Agriculture and Services in the World PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2695 Trade Organization, 66 FR 20846 (April 25, 2001); and (2) Initiation of Environmental Review of Doha Multilateral Trade Negotiations and Public Comments on the Scope of Environmental Review, 67 FR 34750 (May 15, 2002). Those comments are available for public inspection in the USTR Reading Room (see below). New or updated submissions are welcome. The TPSC will review supplemental or new comments, in conjunction with earlier submissions, in conducting the environmental review. DOHA Development Agenda: The next meeting of the WTO at the ministerial-level will be in December 2005. Work in 2005 is expected to focus on the technical issues necessary to move the agenda forward, particularly in the light of the WTO General Council’s Decision of 1 August 2004, which contained further direction for the agriculture, non-agricultural market access and services negotiations, and the launch of negotiations on trade facilitation. The General Council’s decision also took note of the reports from the Negotiating Group on Rules and from the Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Environment. It reaffirmed Members’ commitment to progress in these areas of the negotiations in line with the Doha mandate. Accordingly, the TPSC seeks to provide a new opportunity for public comment on the environmental review of the ongoing negotiations. In a separate notice, the TPSC has requested public views on the general U.S. negotiating objectives and country and item-specific priorities for the Doha negotiations, including with respect to objectives concerning the environmental discussions, 69 FR 71466 (December 9, 2004). That notice contains more detailed information concerning the scope of the negotiations. Further information on the WTO, including the declarations and decisions referred to in this notice or proposals tabled, can be obtained via the Internet at the WTO Web site, http://www.wto.org, and/or the USTR Web site, http://www.ustr.gov. The 2004 President’s Annual Report on the Trade Agreements Program, which is available on the USTR Web site, contains extensive information on the WTO and the status of work in the WTO. Written Submissions: Persons submitting comments may either send one copy by fax to Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, Trade Policy Staff Committee, at (202) 395–6143 or transmit a copy electronically to FR0515@USTR.EOP.GOV, with ‘‘Doha Environmental Review’’ in the subject line. For documents sent by fax, USTR E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2694-2695]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-892]


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TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY


Sunshine Act Meeting

Agency Holding the Meeting: Tennessee Valley Authority (Meeting No. 
1557).

Time and Date: 9 a.m. (e.s.t.), January 18, 2005, The Pollard 
Technology Conference Center, 210 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Status: Open.

Agenda: Approval of minutes of meeting held on November 30, 2004.

New Business

C--Energy

    C1. Contract with Porter-Walker, LLC, for industrial supplies, 
nonpower hand tools, and safety supplies at any TVA location.
    C2. Contract with Framatome ANP for reactor pressure vessel head 
inspections and repairs at the Watts Bar and Sequoyah Nuclear Plants.
    C3. Contract with Frham Safety Products, Inc., for health physics 
supplies and equipment for any TVA nuclear site.
    C4. Supplement to contract with Framatome ANP, Inc., for refuel 
floor support services and reactor component inspections for Browns 
Ferry Nuclear Plant Units 2 and 3.
    C5. Supplement to Contract No. 2767 with Babcock and Wilcox for 
pulverizer parts and technical services.
    C6. Contracts with Mega Power, Inc., and Listerhill Total 
Maintenance Center for various plant equipment repair and machining 
services for any TVA location.
    C7. Contract with Alstom Power, Inc., for supply of labor, 
materials, parts and services for maintenance and repair of Alstom 
(formerly Combustion Engineering) boilers in service at various TVA 
fossil plants.

E--Real Property Transactions

    E1. Extension of a term recreation easement for 1 year to Boys 
Scouts of America, National Council, affecting approximately 354 acres 
of land on Kentucky Reservoir in Marshall County, Kentucky, Tract No. 
XGIR-906RE, S.1X.
    E2. Sale of a permanent easement to Mike Proulx for the expansion 
of an existing sewer line easement, affecting approximately .02 acre of 
TVA land on Fulton Springs Substation in Jefferson County, Alabama, 
Tract No. XFLSS-2S.
    E3. Sale of a noncommercial, nonexclusive permanent easement to 
Bill Kittrell for construction and maintenance of recreational water-
use facilities, affecting approximately .61 acre of TVA land on Tellico 
Reservoir in Loudon County, Tennessee, Tract No. XTELR-248RE.
    E4. Sale of a noncommercial, nonexclusive permanent easement to 
Kenneth and Constance Goff for construction and maintenance of 
recreational water-use facilities, affecting approximately .2 acre of 
land on Tellico Reservoir in Loudon County, Tennessee, Tract No. XTELR-
247RE.
    E5. Grant of a permanent easement to the town of Bryson City, North 
Carolina, for expansion of a waste water treatment plant, affecting 
approximately .87 acre of TVA land on Fontana Reservoir in Swain 
County, North Carolina, Tract No. XTFR-14SP.

F--Other

    F1. Approval to file a condemnation case to acquire right to enter 
for a TVA power transmission line project affecting the Aspen Grove-
Westhaven Transmission Line in Williamson County, Tennessee.

Information Items

    1. Approval of temporary measures relating to the transition to a 
new portfolio of industrial power products.
    2. Approval of a grant of a permanent easement to the North Jackson 
Water Authority for the construction of a raw water intake structure 
and line, affecting approximately 6.72 acres of TVA land on 
Guntersville Reservoir in Jackson County, Alabama, Tract No. XTGR-
174PS.
    3. Approval of a grant of a permanent easement to the Benton/
Decatur Counties Special Sewer District for the construction of a sewer 
line and outfall, affecting approximately 3.6 acres of TVA land on 
Kentucky Reservoir in Benton County, Tennessee, Tract No. XTGIR-151S.
    4. Approval of a delegation of authority to the Executive Vice 
President, Fossil Power Group, to execute a 20-year contract with 
Synthetic Materials, Inc., for the dewatering and marketing of scrubber 
gypsum and approval of related easements.
    5. Approval of supplements to the Electric Power Research Institute 
Membership Contract and Supplemental Funded Projects Agreement.
    6. Approval of a public auction sale of the Natural Resources and 
Forestry Buildings, affecting approximately 5.8 acres of TVA land 
located in Norris, Tennessee, Tract Nos. XNT-18 and XNOFB-1.
    7. Approval of a delegation of authority to the Chief Financial 
Officer, the Treasurer, or designees, to enter into agreements with 
financial institutions for the sale of promissory notes that 
distributors have issued to TVA under TVA's Distributor Financing 
Program.
    8. Amendments to the Provisions of the TVA Savings and Deferral 
Retirement Plan (401(k) Plan) to provide for certain enhancements to 
the Plan.
    9. Approval of an amendment to the Trust Agreement between the 
Board of Directors of the TVA Retirement System and Fidelity Management 
Trust Company.
    10. Amendment to the Rules and Regulations of the TVA Retirement 
System to limit a member's contributions to the System's fixed and 
variable annuity funds to $10,000 per year and shorten from 12 months 
to 6 months the suspension period for contributions to the System's 
annuity funds after taking a hardship withdrawal from the System's 
401(k) Plan.
    For more information: Please call TVA Media Relations at (865) 632-
6000, Knoxville, Tennessee. Information is also available at TVA's 
Washington Office (202) 898-2999. People who plan to attend the meeting 
and have special needs should call (865) 632-6000. Anyone who wishes to 
comment on any of the agenda in writing may send their comments to: TVA 
Board of Directors, Board Agenda Comments, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, 
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.


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    Dated: January 11, 2005.
Maureen H. Dunn,
General Counsel and Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-892 Filed 1-12-05; 9:54 am]
BILLING CODE 8120-08-P