Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with May anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Revision of the Public Notice Requirements of Section 73.3580
This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') requests comment on whether we should modify the notice that radio and television station buyers and sellers are required to provide to the public in connection with proposed assignments and transfers of control. This NPRM also seeks comment on whether to eliminate the newspaper publication exemption for non-commercial educational (``NCE'') stations and stations that are the only operating station in their broadcast service in their community of license.
Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
In this document, the Commission delays until January 9, 2006, the effective date of the rule requiring the sender of a facsimile advertisement to obtain the recipient's express permission in writing.
Notice of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission-Change to the Agenda of a Previously Announced Open Meeting (Atlanta, GA); Correction
The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission published a document in the Federal Register of June 21, 2005, concerning an open meeting to receive comments from the Department of Homeland Security and the Governors and Adjutants General of various states on base realignment and closure actions recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD) that have an impact on the Department of Homeland Security and the militia of the various states. The agenda for the meeting has changed. The Adjutants General Association of the United States, rather than the National Governors' Association, will present comments on base realignment and closure actions recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD) that have an impact on the militia of the various states. The delay of this change notice resulted from a recent change to the agenda and the short time-frame established by statute for the operations of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. The Commission requests that the public consult the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov, for updates.
Medicare Program; Changes to the Medicare Claims Appeal Procedures: Correcting Amendment to an Interim Final Rule
This amendment corrects technical errors in the interim final rule with comment period that appeared in the Federal Register, entitled ``Medicare Program: Changes to the Medicare Claims Appeal Procedures.''
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Four Vernal Pool Crustaceans and Eleven Vernal Pool Plants in California and Southern Oregon
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), announce the reopening of the comment period on the proposal to designate critical habitat for four vernal pool crustaceans and eleven vernal pool plants in California and Southern Oregon, and the availability of the draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat. The economic analysis identifies potential costs of approximately $992 million over or 20-year period or $87.5 million per year as a result of the designation of critical habitat, including those costs coextensive with listing. We are reopening the comment period for the proposal to designate critical habitat for these species to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule and the associated draft economic analysis. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they will be incorporated into the public record as part of this comment period, and will be fully considered in the preparation of the final rule.
``Guidance for Industry: Discontinuation of Donor Deferral Related to Recent Fever with Headache as a Symptom of West Nile Virus Infection''; Withdrawal of Guidance
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the withdrawal of a guidance entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Discontinuation of Donor Deferral Related to Recent Fever with Headache as a Symptom of West Nile Virus Infection'' (May 2005 guidance) that was issued on May 6, 2005. A guidance entitled `` Guidance for Industry: Assessing Donor Suitability and Blood and Blood Product Safety in Cases of Known or Suspected West Nile Virus Infection,'' dated June 2005, is being announced elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, and supersedes the May 2003 guidance entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Revised Recommendations for the Assessment of Donor Suitability and Blood and Blood Product Safety in Cases of Known or Suspected West Nile Virus Infection'' (May 2003 guidance) (68 FR 25897).
``Guidance for Industry: Assessing Donor Suitability and Blood and Blood Product Safety in Cases of Known or Suspected West Nile Virus Infection;'' Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a document entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Assessing Donor Suitability and Blood and Blood Product Safety in Cases of Known or Suspected West Nile Virus Infection'' dated June 2005. This guidance document provides revisions to the previously published recommendations for assessing donor suitability and product safety when donors are diagnosed with or suspected of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection based on symptoms and laboratory tests. This guidance revises recommended deferral periods for such donors, and updates information on component retrieval and quarantine. This guidance finalizes the draft ``Guidance for Industry: Assessing Donor Suitability and Blood and Blood Product Safety in Cases of Known or Suspected West Nile Virus Infection'' dated April 2005 and supersedes the final ``Guidance for Industry: Revised Recommendations for the Assessment of Donor Suitability and Blood and Blood Product Safety in Cases of Known or Suspected West Nile Virus Infection'' dated May 2003. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is withdrawing the guidance entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Discontinuation of Donor Deferral Related to Recent Fever with Headache as a Symptom of West Nile Virus Infection,'' dated May 2005.
Tribal Educational Outreach on Lead Poisoning and Baseline Assessment of Tribal Children's Existing and Potential Exposure and Risks Associated With Lead; Notice of Funds Availability
EPA is soliciting grant proposals from Indian tribes to support Tribal educational outreach and to conduct a baseline assessment of Tribal children's existing and potential exposure to lead. EPA is awarding grants which will provide approximately $1.2 million to Indian tribes to perform those activities and to encourage Indian tribes to consider continuing such activities in the future. This notice describes eligibility, activities, application procedures and requirements, and evaluation criteria.
Dichlorvos (DDVP) Revised Ecological Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised ecological risk assessment and start of the Phase 5 public comment period for the organophosphate pesticide Dichlorvos (DDVP). The public also is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for DDVP through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Indoxacarb; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under EPA's WasteWise program; EPA ICR Number 1698.06, OMB Control Number 2050-0139
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2005. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Telecon Meeting-Summer 2005
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of an Executive Committee meeting (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC). The conference call will focus on reviewing a draft report of the BOSC Particulate Matter/Ozone Research Subcommittee.
Eleventh Meeting of the World Trade Center Expert Technical Review Panel To Continue Evaluation on Issues Relating to Impacts of the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers
The World Trade Center Expert Technical Review Panel (or WTC Expert Panel) will hold its eleventh meeting intended to provide for greater input on continuing efforts to monitor the situation for New York residents and workers impacted by the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC). The panel members will help guide the EPA's use of the available exposure and health surveillance databases and registries to characterize any remaining exposures and risks, identify unmet public health needs, and recommend any steps to further minimize the risks associated with the aftermath of the WTC attacks. Panel meetings will be open to the public, except where the public interest requires otherwise. Information on the panel meeting agendas, documents (except where the public interest requires otherwise), and public registration to attend the meetings will be available from an Internet web site. EPA has established an official public docket for this action under Docket ID No. ORD-2004-0003.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Revision of Source Category List Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act
This action updates the list of major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions for which regulatory actions have been developed. The source category list is required under section 112(c) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and was last published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2002. This action meets the requirement in section 112(c)(1) to publish from time to time, but no less often than every 8 years, a list of all major categories and subcategories of sources reflecting revisions since the list was last published. The revisions reflected in this notice have previously been published in actions associated with proposing and promulgating emission standards for individual source categories, and public comments have been requested in the context of those actions. This action does not include any revisions to the schedule for standards provided for by CAA section 112(e).
Ocean Dumping; De-Designation of Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites and Designation of New Sites; Correction
In the Federal Register on March 15, 2005 (70 FR 12632), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to correct a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of March 2, 2005 (70 FR 10041). The document de-designated certain ocean dredged material disposal sites and designated new sites located off the mouth of the Columbia River near the states of Oregon and Washington. The coordinates for one of those sites, the Shallow Water site, contained a typographical error in the Overall Site Coordinates. In today's final rule, EPA finalizes the correction of the coordinates for the Shallow Water site.
Indiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Indiana has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes through this proposed final action.
Adequacy Status of Evansville, Indiana, 8-Hour Ozone Redesignation and Maintenance Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets in the Evansville, Indiana 8- hour ozone redesignation request and maintenance plan are adequate for conformity purposes. On March 2, 1999, the D.C. Circuit Court ruled that submitted State Implementation Plans (SIPs) cannot be used for conformity determinations until EPA has affirmatively found them adequate. As a result of our finding, the Evansville, Indiana area (which consists of Warrick and Vanderburgh Counties) can use the motor vehicle emissions budgets from the submitted 8-hour ozone redesignation request and maintenance plan for future conformity determinations. These budgets are effective July 15, 2005. The finding and the response to comments will be available at EPA's conformity Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/otaq/transp.htm, (once there, click on the ``Conformity'' button, then look for ``Adequacy Review of SIP Submissions for Conformity'').
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
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 Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Closed Meeting of the Science Advisory Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee-Closed Meeting
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a closed meeting of the SAB's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee to recommend to the Administrator the recipients of the Agency's 2005 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards.
NOAA Recreational Fisheries Action Team Public Meeting
NMFS is hosting a public meeting in July 2005, in Santa Ana, California. The purpose of the meeting is to identify programs and projects to be implemented as part of the NOAA Recreational Fisheries Strategic Plan 2005-2010, and to gather input from the public.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Gray Mountain Coal Lease Land Use Analysis and Final Environmental Impact Statement, Coal Lease By Application KYES-51002, KT
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Gray Mountain Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Coal Lease By Application (LBA) KYES-51002.
Security Zones; TAPS Terminal, Valdez Narrows, and Tank Vessels in COTP Prince William Sound
The Coast Guard proposes establishing security zones encompassing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Valdez Terminal Complex (Terminal) in Valdez, Alaska, the Valdez Narrows Tanker Optimum Track Line, and waters 200 yards around any tank vessel operating within the COTP Prince William Sound zone. These security zones are necessary to protect the TAPS Terminal and tank vessels from damage or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts. Entry of vessels into these security zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, English Kills, and Their Tributaries, NY
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge, mile 3.4, across English Kills at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position from July 8, 2005 through July 22, 2005 and from July 25, 2005 through August 31, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance.
Relief for U.S. Military and Civilian Personnel Who Are Assigned Outside the United States in Support of U.S. Armed Forces Operations
This final rule replaces Special Federal Aviation Regulation 100 (SFAR 100). SFAR 100 allowed Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO) to accept expired flight instructor certificates, expired inspection authorizations for renewals, and expired airman written test reports for certain practical tests from U.S. military and civilian personnel (U.S. personnel) who are assigned outside the United States in support of U.S. Armed Forces operations. This action is necessary to avoid penalizing these U.S. personnel who are unable to meet the regulatory time limits of their flight instructor certificate, inspection authorization, or airman written test report because they are serving outside the United States. The effect of this action is to give these U.S. personnel extra time to meet the eligibility requirements under the current rules.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
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 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 Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388.
Deletion of Methyl Ethyl Ketone; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Community Right-to-Know
EPA is today amending its regulations to delete methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) from the list of chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA). This action is being taken to comply with a DC Circuit decision and order requiring the Agency to delete MEK. Because this action is being taken to conform the regulations to the court's order, notice and comment are unnecessary, and this rule is effective immediately. Upon promulgation of this rule, facilities will no longer be required under EPCRA section 313 to report releases of and other waste management information on MEK, including those that occurred during the 2004 reporting year.
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2006
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces the availability of grant funds for Fiscal Year 2006. The purpose of this notice is to provide the general public with a single source of program and application information related to the Agency's competitive grant offerings, and it contains the information about those programs required to be published in the Federal Register. This omnibus notice is designed to replace the multiple Federal Register notices that traditionally advertised the availability of NOAA's discretionary funds for its various programs. It should be noted that additional program initiatives unanticipated at the time of the publication of this notice may be announced through both subsequent Federal Register notices and the NOAA Web site. These announcements will also be available through Grants.gov.
Safety Zone Regulations, Freedom Fair Air Show Performance, Commencement Bay, WA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Commencement Bay, Washington. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard the participants and spectators from the safety hazards associated with the Freedom Fair Air Show. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou La Batre, Bayou La Batre, AL
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Highway 188 vertical lift span bridge, across Bayou La Batre, mile 2.3, at Bayou La Batre, Alabama. This rule will allow the draw of the bridge to open on the hour during the predominant daylight hours, remain closed except for emergencies at night and remain closed to navigation at specific vehicular peak rush hour periods. This rule will allow for better coordination and facilitate movement of both vehicular and marine traffic at the bridge site due to an increase in commuter traffic Monday thru Friday.
Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Regional Grants; Notice of Funds Availability
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), in coordination with the EPA Regional Offices, is soliciting applications for projects that further the goals of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP). Eligible applicants include the 50 States, District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, any agency or instrumentality of a State including State universities, and all federally recognized Tribes. Under this program, assistance agreements will provide financial support to eligible applicants to carry out projects that reduce the risks associated with pesticide use in agricultural and non-agricultural settings. The total amount of funding available for award in FY 2005 is expected to be approximately $470,000, with a maximum funding level of $47,000 per project.
2-amino-4,5-dihydro-6-methyl-4-propyl-s-triazolo(1,5-alpha)pyrimidin-5-one (PP796); Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Amend the Existing Tolerance Exemption
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition by Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. proposing to amend the established exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.1065 for 2-amino-4,5-dihydro-6-methyl-4-propyl-s-triazolo(1,5- alpha)pyrimidin-5-one, which is also known as PP796, by increasing the amount that can be used to not more than 0.3 percent in formulation of paraquat dichloride.
Cyprodinil; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance
This regulation re-establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of cyprodinil, 4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-2- pyrimidinamine in or on onion, dry bulb; onion, green; and strawberry. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). These tolerances will expire on December 31, 2007.
Ethyl Maltol; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-ethyl-3-hydroxy- 4H-pyran-4-one, also known as ethyl maltol when used as an inert ingredient in or on growing crops, when applied to raw agricultural commodities after harvest, or to animals. Firmenich Incorporated submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of ethyl maltol.
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals)
This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for the pesticides listed in Unit II. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. These actions are in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these pesticides. Section 408(l)(6) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Sethoxydim Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments and related documents for the cyclohexenone herbicide sethoxydim, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public also is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED), for sethoxydim through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Notice of Public Meeting
EPA will conduct a public meeting on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to discuss PCB remediation waste and related activities under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Information obtained at the meeting will be considered by the Agency in preparing a response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding a request for reform of PCB remediation waste disposal activities.