National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting, 47855-47856 [05-16082]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 156 / Monday, August 15, 2005 / Notices Copies of the ROD may be obtained from the contact listed above. The responsible official for this FEIS/ GMP is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 1, 2005. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–16079 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P National Park Service DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Revised Comprehensive Management Plan, Merced Wild and Scenic River, Yosemite National Park, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono & Tuolumne Counties, CA; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision Summary: Pursuant to § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91–190, as amended) and the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1505.2)—and in accord with instructions of the U.S. District Court— the Department of the Interior, National Park Service has prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Merced River Revised Comprehensive Management Plan, Yosemite National Park. This programmatic Plan addresses NPS stewardship of an 81 mile segment of the 122 miles of the Merced River designated as ‘‘Wild and Scenic’’ by Congress in 1987. The requisite noaction period was initiated June 24, 2005, with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS). Decision: As soon as practical the National Park Service will begin to implement the Revised Comprehensive Management Plan described as the Preferred Alternative (Alternative 2) contained in the FSEIS. This alternative was deemed to be the ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ alternative. This course of action and three alternatives (including no-action) were identified and analyzed in the Final and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements (the opportunity for public review of the latter was announced in the Federal Register on January 14, 2005). The full range of foreseeable environmental 13:17 Aug 12, 2005 Dated: July 25, 2005. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 05–16080 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–F4–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate jul<14>2003 consequences were assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures have been identified. Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, California 95389; or via telephone request at (209) 372–0201. Jkt 205001 National Park Service Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Meetings National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that meetings of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held to discuss the development of the park’s general management plan. DATES: September 15, 2005, at the Strasburg Town Hall Council Chambers, 143 East King St., Strasburg, VA; November 17, 2005, at the Middletown Town Hall Council Chambers, 7875 Church St., Middletown, VA; January 19, 2006, at the Strasburg Town Hall; March 16, 2006, at the Middletown Town Hall; May 18, 2006, at the Strasburg Town Hall; and July 20, 2006, at the Middletown Town Hall. All meetings will convene at 9 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diann Jacox, Superintendent, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, (540) 868–9176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Topics to be discussed at the meetings include: General management plan scoping issues, public involvement strategy, commission by-laws, election of a commission chair, planning process and schedule, commission sub-committees, park boundaries, and land protection planning. Dated: August 5, 2005. Diann Jacox, Superintendent, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. [FR Doc. 05–16084 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–M PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47855 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, that the National Park System Advisory Board will meet September 8–9, 2005, in New York, New York. On September 8, the Board will tour Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and Manhattan Sites and will be briefed regarding environmental, education and partnership programs. The Board will convene its business meeting on September 9 at 8:30 a.m., e.s.t., in the Board Room of Thirteen/ WNET, 450 West 33rd Street, New York, New York 10001, 202–356–5548. The meeting will be adjourned at 5 p.m. The Board will be addressed by National Park Service Director Fran Mainella and will receive the reports of its Education Committee, Committee on Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, National Landmarks Committee, Committee on Health and Recreation, National Parks Science Committee, Committee on Philanthropy, and Partnerships Committee. The Board also will be briefed concerning civic engagement in the National Park Service. Other officials of the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior may address the Board, and other miscellaneous topics and reports may be covered. The order of the agenda may be changed, if necessary, to accommodate travel schedules or for other reasons. The Board meeting will be open to the public. Space and facilities to accommodate the public are limited and attendees will be accommodated on a first-come basis. Anyone may file with the Board a written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board also may permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length of the presentations, as necessary to allow the Board to complete its agenda within the allotted time. Anyone who wishes further information concerning the meeting, or who wishes to submit a written statement, may contact Mr. Loran Fraser, Office of Policy, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW., Room 7250; Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202– 208–7456. Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection about 12 E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 47856 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 156 / Monday, August 15, 2005 / Notices weeks after the meeting, in room 7252, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. Dated: August 2, 2005. Bernard Fagan, Deputy Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 05–16082 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Noise Exposure Assessment; Audiometric Testing, Evaluation, and Records and Training in All Mines ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on the continuing collection of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2134, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or via Internet E-mail to Rowlett.John@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. Mr. Rowlett can be reached at (202) 693–9827 (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or viewed on the Internet by accessing the MSHA home page (http:// www.msha.gov) and then choosing ‘‘Statutory and Regulatory Information’’ and ‘‘Federal Register Documents.’’ I. Background Noise is one of the most pervasive health hazards in mining. Exposure to hazardous sound levels results in the development of occupational noiseinduced hearing loss (NIHL), a serious physical, psychological, and social problem. NIHL can be distinguished from aging and medical factors, diagnosed, and prevented. NIHL is among the ‘‘top ten’’ leading occupational diseases and injuries. For many years, the risk of acquiring an NIHL was accepted as an inevitable consequence associated with mining occupations. Miners use mechanized equipment and work under conditions that often expose them to hazardous sound levels. But MSHA standards, OSHA standards, military standards, and others around the world have been established in recognition of the controllability of this risk. Records of miner exposures are necessary so that mine operators and MSHA can evaluate the need for and effectiveness of engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment to protect miners from harmful levels of exposure. III. Current Actions II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to the Noise Exposure Assessment; Audiometric Testing, Evaluation, and Records and Training in all Mines. MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, Records of miner exposures are necessary so that mine operators and MSHA can ensure that engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment are used to protect miners from harmful levels of exposure. However, the Agency believes that extensive records for this purpose now maintained by the coal mining sector are not needed, Part 62 replaced these requirements with a performanceoriented approach to monitoring. The final rule expanded notification of exposure information to miners to assist them in becoming more active participants in hearing conservation efforts. Hearing tests of miners are offered and if a miner takes the test, mine operators are required to compile and maintain a record of each audiometric test. Detection of a hearing loss can trigger certain protective actions under Part 62. The record will be used by mine operators and MSHA to verify that the testing was done and the required actions implemented. Part 62 also requires the mine operator to provide training to overexposed miners about the hazards of noise exposure, hearing protector selection and use, the hearing test program, and the operator’s noise controls. Records of training are needed to confirm that miners receive the information they need to become active participants in hearing conservation efforts. There is no existing requirement for such records; however, training records required under other MSHA regulations are used for similar purposes. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Noise exposure assessment; audiometric testing, evaluation, and records and training in all mines. OMB Number: 1219–0120. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions. Cite/reference Frequency 62.110(a) ................................................................................................................................ 62.110(c) ................................................................................................................................. 62.110(d) ................................................................................................................................ Annually .......... Occasion ......... Occasion ......... VerDate jul<14>2003 13:17 Aug 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM Total responses 15AUN1 6,008 70,985 226,532 Burden hours 15,439 7,459 19,279

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 156 (Monday, August 15, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47855-47856]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-16082]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, that the National Park System 
Advisory Board will meet September 8-9, 2005, in New York, New York. On 
September 8, the Board will tour Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and 
Manhattan Sites and will be briefed regarding environmental, education 
and partnership programs. The Board will convene its business meeting 
on September 9 at 8:30 a.m., e.s.t., in the Board Room of Thirteen/
WNET, 450 West 33rd Street, New York, New York 10001, 202-356-5548. The 
meeting will be adjourned at 5 p.m. The Board will be addressed by 
National Park Service Director Fran Mainella and will receive the 
reports of its Education Committee, Committee on Federal Historic 
Rehabilitation Tax Credit, National Landmarks Committee, Committee on 
Health and Recreation, National Parks Science Committee, Committee on 
Philanthropy, and Partnerships Committee. The Board also will be 
briefed concerning civic engagement in the National Park Service.
    Other officials of the National Park Service and the Department of 
the Interior may address the Board, and other miscellaneous topics and 
reports may be covered. The order of the agenda may be changed, if 
necessary, to accommodate travel schedules or for other reasons.
    The Board meeting will be open to the public. Space and facilities 
to accommodate the public are limited and attendees will be 
accommodated on a first-come basis. Anyone may file with the Board a 
written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board also 
may permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length 
of the presentations, as necessary to allow the Board to complete its 
agenda within the allotted time.
    Anyone who wishes further information concerning the meeting, or 
who wishes to submit a written statement, may contact Mr. Loran Fraser, 
Office of Policy, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW., Room 7250; 
Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202-208-7456.
    Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
inspection about 12

[[Page 47856]]

weeks after the meeting, in room 7252, Main Interior Building, 1849 C 
Street, NW., Washington, DC.

    Dated: August 2, 2005.
Bernard Fagan,
Deputy Chief, Office of Policy.
[FR Doc. 05-16082 Filed 8-12-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-52-P