Announcement of a Public Meeting To Discuss Selected Topics for the Review of Emergency Preparedness (EP) Regulations and Guidance for Commercial Nuclear Power Plants
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) reassessment of emergency preparedness following September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks concluded that the planning basis for emergency preparedness (EP) remains valid. However, as part of our continuing EP review, some enhancements are being considered to EP regulations and guidance due to the terrorist acts of 9/11; technological advances; the need for clarification based upon more than 20 years of experience; lessons learned during drills and exercises; and responses to actual events. Therefore, the NRC will hold a one and one-half-day public meeting to obtain stakeholder input on selected topics for the review of EP regulations and guidance for commercial nuclear power plants and to discuss EP-related issues that arose during an NRC/FEMA workshop at the 2005 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521) this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information used by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to assess the effectiveness of current procedures used in conducting hearing.
Environmental Justice Strategic Plan Framework and Outline
On June 22, 2005 (70 FR 36167), EPA's Office of Environmental Justice announced a solicitation for public comment on the draft: (1) ``Framework for Integrating Environmental Justice;'' and (2) ``Environmental Justice Strategic Plan Outline,'' which includes proposed Environmental Justice Priorities (``EJ Priorities''). The Framework for Integrating Environmental Justice will be the foundation for the Environmental Justice Strategic Plan for FY2006-2011. The Environmental Justice Strategic Plan Outline identifies the anticipated structure of the EJ Strategic Plan. EPA is drafting the Environmental Justice Strategic Plan to integrate its environmental justice efforts more fully into the Agency's existing programs and operations, including its 5-year planning and budgeting processes. This supplemental notice announces an extension to the public comment period.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of Pregabalin Into Schedule V
This final rule is issued by the Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to place the substance pregabalin [(S)-3-(aminomethyl)-5-methylhexanoic acid], including its salts, and all products containing pregabalin into Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). As a result of this rule, the regulatory controls and criminal sanctions of Schedule V will be applicable to the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, importation and exportation of pregabalin and products containing pregabalin.
Safety Zone: Camp Rilea Offshore Small Arms Firing Range; Warrenton, OR
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone offshore of Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon. Small arms training and fire will be conducted within this zone, and a safety zone is needed to ensure the safety of persons and vessels operating in this area during the specified periods. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his/her designated representative.
Thomas M. Rodgers, Jr.; Denial of Hearing; Debarment Order
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is denying Mr. Thomas M. Rodgers, Jr.'s request for a hearing and is issuing an order under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) debarring Mr. Thomas M. Rodgers, Jr., for 5 years from providing services in any capacity to a person that has an approved or pending drug product application including, but not limited to, a biologics license application. FDA bases this order on a finding that Mr. Rodgers was convicted of three misdemeanors under Federal law for conduct relating to the regulation of a drug product under the act, and that the type of conduct that served as the basis for the convictions undermines the process for the regulation of drugs. Mr. Rodgers failed to file with FDA information and analyses sufficient to create a basis for a hearing concerning this action. Therefore, FDA finds that there is no genuine and substantial issue of fact to grant a hearing on the debarment.
Notice is given that the Supplement to the Tribal-State Compact between the Chickasaw Nation and the State of Oklahoma is considered to have been approved and is in effect.
Mortgage Fraud Reporting
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is issuing a final regulation that sets forth safety and soundness requirements with respect to mortgage fraud reporting in furtherance of the supervisory responsibilities of OFHEO under the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fishing Capacity Reduction Program; Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs; Industry Fee System for Fishing Capacity Reduction Loan
NMFS proposes regulations to implement an industry fee system for repaying a $97,399,357.11 Federal loan financing a fishing capacity reduction program in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab fishery. This action's intent is to implement the fee system.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve of groundfish to the yellowfin sole initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the fishery to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI.
Notice of Realty Action: Reacreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) approximately 5 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) proposes to use the land for a church and related facilities.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules; Recreation Area Conditions of Use; North Fruita Desert; Mesa County, CO
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Junction Field Office, is publishing proposed supplementary rules regulating the conduct of certain activities on all public lands within the North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). These proposed supplementary rules notify the public that certain activities are no longer allowed in the North Fruita Desert, and include, but are not limited to the following: Prohibition of fires outside of designated fire rings within the designated campground in the bicycle emphasis area, required use of fire pans outside of the mountain bike emphasis area, prohibition of discharge of dangerous weapons within the mountain bike emphasis area, prohibition of camping outside of designated camping sites within the mountain bike emphasis area, limiting all motorized and mechanized vehicle travel within the area to designated routes, the seasonal closure of certain routes, prohibition of possession or use of firewood containing nails or other metal hardware, and the prohibition on shooting any glass objects.
Classification and Conveyance of Public Lands for Shooting Range Purposes, Uintah County, UT
Public lands located in Uintah County, Utah, have been examined and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to Uintah County under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) for a public shooting range complex.
Notice of Realty Action; Commercial Lease on public land, San Juan County, NM
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that a 100.53 acre tract of public land in San Juan County, New Mexico, is available for use as a poultry-production farm. Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, a non-competitive lease application for a use of this kind will be accepted for processing and given careful consideration by the BLM.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to K'oyitl'ots'ina, Limited for lands in T. 21 N., R. 22 W., T. 22N., R. 22 W., and T. 22 N., R. 23 W., Fairbanks Meridian, located in the vicinity of Allakaket Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.
Final Supplementary Rules for Public Land Within the West Eugene Wetlands, Eugene District, OR
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)'s Siuslaw Resource Area is publishing these final supplementary rules for use on public lands within the West Eugene Wetlands in the Siuslaw Resource Area, Eugene District, Lane County, Oregon. The final supplementary rules address issues of conduct for such things as occupancy, motor vehicle use, firearms and campfires. The final supplementary rules are needed in order to protect the area's natural resources and provide for public health and safety. The rules are needed in order to promote consistency with the ordinances that govern adjacent City of Eugene lands.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to K'oyitl'ots'ina, Limited. The lands are located in T. 21 N., R. 23 W., and T. 20 N., R. 25 W., Fairbanks Meridian, in the vicinity of Alatna, Alaska, aggregating 4,997.54 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, Fairfax County, VA
These proposed supplementary rules, applicable to specified public lands administered by BLM, would implement the management decisions made in the Meadowood Farm Proposed Program Analysis/ Environmental Assessment, and the Meadowood Integrated Activity Management Plan for the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). The purposes of the proposed supplementary rules are to protect natural resources and provide for the safety of visitors and property on public land located in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Restrictions on Recreational Use of Public Lands
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management has issued orders pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1 that restrict the launching and landing of hang gliders and similar aircraft, the discharge of gas- and air-powered weapons and simulated weapons, recreational shooting, and entry with pets on all or certain public lands in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Riverside County, California, to protect resources and enhance visitor safety.
Notice of Seasonal Closure of Certain Public Lands Referred to as the Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), Located in the Southern Portion of San Benito County and Western Fresno County, Central Coast Region of California, to All Types of Motorized and Non-Motorized Recreation Use
Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) subpart 8364, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office will seasonally restrict public access to certain BLM-administered public lands during the period of June 4, 2005 through October 15, 2005. This seasonal closure is needed to ensure visitor safety and protect public land users from potential health risks associated with naturally occurring asbestos found within the closure area. The BLM may also implement a visitor use permit system to control public access during the period October 16-June 1. A permit system will provide an opportunity to educate the public on the risks related to recreation use in areas of naturally occurring asbestos.
Availability of “Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2005 Operator Training Grants”
EPA is announcing availability of a memorandum entitled ``Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2005 Operator Training Grants'' issued on June 2, 2005. This memorandum provides National guidance for the allocation of funds used under Section 104(g)(1) of the Clean Water Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cyanide, and Spandex (Renewal), ICR Number 1983.04, OMB Number 2060-0489
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0318.10, OMB Control Number 2040-0050
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 July 31, 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.
Approaches for the Application of Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models and Supporting Data in Risk Assessment E-Docket ID No. ORD-2005-0022
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the external review draft document titled, ``Approaches for the Application of Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models and Supporting Data in Risk Assessment'' (EPA/600/R-05/043A). The draft document was prepared by the EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA also anticipates that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene a panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop. This workshop will be announced in a separate Federal Register notice, once EPA is notified by Versar, Inc., of the date and location for the workshop. The public comment period and the external peer-review workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California-South Coast and Coachella
EPA is proposing to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to provide for attainment of the particulate matter (PM-10) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in the Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin and the Coachella Valley Area, and to establish emissions budgets for these areas for purposes of transportation conformity. EPA is also proposing to approve revisions to fugitive dust regulations and ordinances for the areas. EPA is proposing to approve these SIP revisions under provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) regarding EPA action on SIP submittals, SIPs for national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards, and plan requirements for nonattainment areas.
Notice Requesting Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES)
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) was constituted to advise the Secretary of Commerce through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA's activities to carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. Secs 5621-5625). The Committee is composed of leaders in the commercial space-based remote sensing industry, space-based remote sensing data users, government (federal, state, local), and academia. The Department of Commerce is seeking up to eight highly qualified individuals knowledgeable about the commercial space-based remote sensing industry and uses of space-based remote sensing data to serve on the Committee.
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
This notice announces a meeting and tour of the Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The business meeting will beheld on August 23, 2005, in Safford, Arizona, at the Manor House located at 415 E. Highway 70 in Safford. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. The agenda items to be covered include: Review of the May 3, 2005 Meeting Minutes; BLM State Directors' Update on Statewide Issues; Presentations on the Gila Watershed Council, San Simon Watershed, Arizona Land use Planning Updates, Saginaw Hill Update; and RAC Questions on Written Reports from BLM Field Managers; Field Office Rangeland Resource Team proposals; Reports by the Standards and Guidelines, Recreation, Off-Highway Vehicle Use, Public Relations, Land Use Planning and Tenure, and Wild Horse and Burro Working Groups; Reports from RAC members; and Discussion of future meetings. A public comment period will be provided at 11 a.m. on August 23, 2005 for any interested publics who wish to address the Council. On August 24, the RAC will tour several public land areas in the Safford Field Office. BLM will highlight the San Simon Watershed Project, Hotwell Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area, and some of the areas paleontological resources. The tour will be conducted from approximately 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.