Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 37891-37893 [05-12877]

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All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NSX–2005–03 and should be submitted on or before July 21, 2005. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.11 J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–3432 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Proposed Information Collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 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The estimated annual reporting burden is 1333 hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: Issued in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2005. Judith D. Street, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, APF–100. [FR Doc. 05–12884 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the FAA invites public comment on one new public information collection which will be submitted to OMB for approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 29, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Ms. July Street, ABA–20, Room 613, Federal Aviation Administration, Information Systems and Technology Services Staff, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Judy Street at the above address or on (202) 267–9895. CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Capital City Airport located in Lansing, Michigan. SUMMARY: The FAA is making available an EA and FONSI/ROD for the evaluation of environmental impacts associated with a proposed extension to runway 10R/28L executed by the FAA, for the Capital City Airport located in Lansing, Michigan. Point of Contact: Mr. Brad Davidson, Environmental Protection Specialist, FAA Great Lakes Region, Detroit Airports District Office, 11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107, Romulus, MI 48174 (734) 229–2900. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA is making available an EA and FONSI/ ROD for the evaluation of environmental impacts associated with a proposed extension to Runway 10R/ 28L, executed by the FAA, for the Capital City Airport located in Lansing, Michigan. The purpose of the EA and FONSI/ROD was to evaluate potential environmental impacts arising from the proposed airport improvement project involving an extension to Runway 10R/ 28L. These documents will be available during normal business hours at the following location: FAA Detroit Airports District Office, 11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107, Romulus, MI 48174. Due to current security requirements, arrangements must be made with the point of contact prior to visiting this office. Issued in Detroit, Michigan, June 16, 2005. Irene R. Porter, Manager, Detroit Airport District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. 05–12885 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 11 17 37891 Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/ Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) Executed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Evaluation of Environmental Impacts Associated With a Proposed Extension of Runway 10R/28L for the Capital City Airport Located in Lansing, MI Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. AGENCY: Notice of availability of an EA and FONSI/ROD executed by the FAA for the evaluation of environmental impacts associated with a proposed extension of Runway 10R/28L for the ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–8398] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice publishes the FMCSA decision to renew the exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for Mr. Thomas E. Howard. The FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from vision standards if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The agency has E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 37892 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices concluded that granting this exemption will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemption for this commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver. DATES: This decision is effective June 30, 2005. Comments from interested persons should be submitted by August 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT DMS Docket Number FMCSA–2000–8398 by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading of the Supplementary Information section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://dms.dot.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading under Regulatory Notices. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// dms.dot.gov at any time or to Room PL– 401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, (202) 366–4001, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation: The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can get electronic submission and retrieval help guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the DMS Web site. If you want us to VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Department of Transportation’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Exemption Decision Under 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), the FMCSA may renew an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. This notice addresses Mr. Thomas E. Howard, who has requested renewal of his exemption in a timely manner. The FMCSA has evaluated his application for renewal on its merits and decided to extend the exemption for a renewable two-year period. This exemption is extended subject to the following conditions: (1) That Mr. Howard have a physical exam every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that Mr. Howard is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that Mr. Howard provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that Mr. Howard provide a copy of the annual 3 medical certification to the employer for retention in his driver’s qualification file and retain a copy of the certification on his person while driving for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. The exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by the FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) Mr. Howard fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e). Basis for Renewing the Exemption Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application for additional two-year periods. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), Mr. Howard has satisfied the entry conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 78256; 66 FR 16311; 68 FR 13360). He has requested timely renewal of the exemption and has submitted evidence showing that the vision in his better eye continues to meet the standard specified at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and that the vision impairment is stable. In addition, a review of his record of safety while driving with his vision deficiency over the past two years indicates he continues to meet the vision exemption standards. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting his ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, the FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. Comments The FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning Mr. Howard’s safety record and determine if the continuation of the exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e). However, the FMCSA requests that interested parties with specific data concerning his safety record submit comments by August 1, 2005. In the past the FMCSA has received comments from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) expressing continued opposition to the FMCSA’s procedures for renewing exemptions from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Specifically, Advocates objects to the agency’s extension of the exemptions without any opportunity for public comment prior to the decision to renew, and reliance on a summary statement of evidence to make its decision to extend the exemption of each driver. The issues raised by Advocates were addressed at length in 69 FR 51346 (August 18, 2004). The FMCSA continues to find its exemption process appropriate to the statutory and regulatory requirements. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices Issued on: June 23, 2005. Rose A. McMurray, Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. 05–12877 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket Number 2005 21688] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel JESSIE O’. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As authorized by Pub. L. 105– 383 and Pub. L. 107–295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005–21688 at http://dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105–383 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD 2005–21688. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/. All comments will become part of this docket and will VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–366–5979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel JESSIE O’ is: Intended Use: ‘‘Passenger vessel cruising, fishing, and sightseeing excursions.’’ Geographic Region: Eastern seaboard of New Jersey from Atlantic City South to Cape May, including the Delaware Bay and Tributaries. Dated: June 22, 2005. By order of the Maritime Administrator. Joel C. Richard, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 05–12936 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket Number 2005 21687] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel SOUTHERN CROSS. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As authorized by Pub. L. 105– 383 and Pub. L. 107–295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005–21687 at http://dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105–383 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37893 unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2005 21687. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–366–5979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel SOUTHERN CROSS is: Intended Use: ‘‘Carrying passengers for hire.’’ Geographic Region: California. Dated: June 22, 2005. By order of the Maritime Administrator. Joel C. Richard, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 05–12929 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2005–21675; Notice 1] General Motors Corporation, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance General Motors Corporation (General Motors) has determined that certain model year 2005 vehicles that it E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 125 (Thursday, June 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37891-37893]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12877]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-8398]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemption; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice publishes the FMCSA decision to renew the 
exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations for Mr. Thomas E. Howard. The FMCSA has statutory 
authority to exempt individuals from vision standards if the exemptions 
granted will not compromise safety. The agency has

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concluded that granting this exemption will provide a level of safety 
that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety 
maintained without the exemption for this commercial motor vehicle 
(CMV) driver.

DATES: This decision is effective June 30, 2005. Comments from 
interested persons should be submitted by August 1, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT DMS Docket Number 
FMCSA-2000-8398 by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room PL-401, Washington, DC 
20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting 
comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the 
Public Participation heading of the Supplementary Information section 
of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted 
without change to http://dms.dot.gov, including any personal 
information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading under 
Regulatory Notices.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time or to Room PL-
401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal Holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Office of Bus and 
Truck Standards and Operations, (202) 366-4001, FMCSA, Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. 
Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Public Participation: The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 
days each year. You can get electronic submission and retrieval help 
guidelines under the ``help'' section of the DMS Web site. If you want 
us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a self-
addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement 
page that appears after submitting comments on-line.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the 
Department of Transportation's complete Privacy Act Statement in the 
Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; 
Pages 19477-78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

Exemption Decision

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), the FMCSA may renew an 
exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which 
applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-year 
period if it finds ``such exemption would likely achieve a level of 
safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be 
achieved absent such exemption.'' The procedures for requesting an 
exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. This 
notice addresses Mr. Thomas E. Howard, who has requested renewal of his 
exemption in a timely manner. The FMCSA has evaluated his application 
for renewal on its merits and decided to extend the exemption for a 
renewable two-year period.
    This exemption is extended subject to the following conditions: (1) 
That Mr. Howard have a physical exam every year (a) by an 
ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the 
better eye continues to meet the standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), and 
(b) by a medical examiner who attests that Mr. Howard is otherwise 
physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that Mr. Howard provide a 
copy of the ophthalmologist's or optometrist's report to the medical 
examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that 
Mr. Howard provide a copy of the annual 3 medical certification to the 
employer for retention in his driver's qualification file and retain a 
copy of the certification on his person while driving for presentation 
to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. The 
exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by the 
FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) Mr. Howard fails to 
comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the 
exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained 
before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not 
be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 
31136(e).

Basis for Renewing the Exemption

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no 
longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon 
application for additional two-year periods. In accordance with 49 
U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), Mr. Howard has satisfied the entry 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (65 
FR 78256; 66 FR 16311; 68 FR 13360). He has requested timely renewal of 
the exemption and has submitted evidence showing that the vision in his 
better eye continues to meet the standard specified at 49 CFR 
391.41(b)(10) and that the vision impairment is stable. In addition, a 
review of his record of safety while driving with his vision deficiency 
over the past two years indicates he continues to meet the vision 
exemption standards. These factors provide an adequate basis for 
predicting his ability to continue to drive safely in interstate 
commerce. Therefore, the FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption 
for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal 
to that existing without the exemption.

Comments

    The FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning Mr. 
Howard's safety record and determine if the continuation of the 
exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 
31136(e). However, the FMCSA requests that interested parties with 
specific data concerning his safety record submit comments by August 1, 
2005.
    In the past the FMCSA has received comments from Advocates for 
Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) expressing continued opposition to 
the FMCSA's procedures for renewing exemptions from the vision 
requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Specifically, Advocates objects to 
the agency's extension of the exemptions without any opportunity for 
public comment prior to the decision to renew, and reliance on a 
summary statement of evidence to make its decision to extend the 
exemption of each driver.
    The issues raised by Advocates were addressed at length in 69 FR 
51346 (August 18, 2004). The FMCSA continues to find its exemption 
process appropriate to the statutory and regulatory requirements.


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    Issued on: June 23, 2005.
Rose A. McMurray,
Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 05-12877 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]
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