Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2006; Extension of Application Deadline, 55615-55616 [05-18963]

Download as PDF 55615 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 183 Thursday, September 22, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No: 030602141–5241–24; I.D. 061505A] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RIN 0648–ZB55 Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2006; Extension of Application Deadline National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NOAA publishes this notice to extend the solicitation period on the Community-based Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Project Grants and the Research in Satellite Oceanography grant both of which were originally announced in the Federal Register on June 30, 2005. The solicitation periods for these programs were extended to provide the public more time to submit proposals. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA publishes this notice to extend the solicitation period on the following initiatives originally announced in the Federal Register on June 30, 2005(70 FR 37766): 1. Community-based Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Project Grants (NMFS-HCPO–2006–2000351). NOAA extends the solicitation period from October 12, 2005 to December 12, 2005 to provide the public more time to submit proposals. All other requirements for this solicitation remain the same. DATES: Applications should be submitted via www.grants.gov, and must be received by grants.gov no later than 11:59 PM EST on December 12, 2005. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted. 14:53 Sep 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 Elizabeth Fairey Liz.Fairey@noaa.gov or 301- 713–3459) or Robin Bruckner Robin.Bruckner@noaa.gov or 301–713– 0174). National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) 1. Research in Satellite Oceanography (NESDIS-NESDISPO–2006–2000342) NOAA extends the solicitation period from September 23, 2005 to October 21, 2005 to provide the public more time to submit proposals. All other requirements for this solicitation remain the same. DATES: Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, October 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: The standard NOAA application package is available at: http://www.grants.gov. For applicants without Internet access, an application package may be received by contacting Kathy LeFevre, NOAA/NESDIS 5200 Auth Road, Room 701, Camp Springs, Maryland 20746, or by phone at 301– 763–8127 X103, or via email at Kathy.Lefevre@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Marine Fisheries Service VerDate Aug<31>2005 The address for submitting proposals electronically is: http:// www.grants.gov/. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Applications should be submitted via www.grants.gov. If grants.gov cannot reasonably be used, applications must be postmarked, or provided to a delivery service and documented with a receipt, by December 12, 2005. NOAA Restoration Center, NOAA Fisheries, Office of Habitat Conservation (F/HC3), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. ATTN: MDP Project Applications. ADDRESSES: Kathy LeFevre, NOAA/NESDIS 5200 Auth Road, Room 701, Camp Springs, Maryland 20746, or by phone at 301– 763–8127 X103, or via email at Kathy.Lefevre@noaa.gov. Limitation of Liability Funding for programs listed in this notice is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2006 appropriations. Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have not yet been appropriated for the programs listed in this notice. In no event will NOAA or the Department of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 costs if these programs fail to receive funding or are cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige NOAA to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds. Universal Identifier Applicants should be aware that they are required to provide a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number during the application process. See the October 30, 2002 Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 210, pp. 66177B66178, for additional information. Organizations can receive a DUNS number at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS Number request line at 1–866–705–5711 or via the internet (http:// www.dunandbradstreet.com ). National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NOAA must analyze the potential environmental impacts, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), for applicant projects or proposals which are seeking NOAA federal funding opportunities. Detailed information on NOAA compliance with NEPA can be found at the following NOAA NEPA website: http:// www.nepa.noaa.gov/, including our NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 for NEPA, http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/ NAO216l6lTOC.pdf, and the Council on Environmental Quality implementation regulations, http:// ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/ceq/ toclceq.htm Consequently, as part of an applicant’s package, and under their description of their program activities, applicants are required to provide detailed information on the activities to be conducted, locations, sites, species and habitat to be affected, possible construction activities, and any environmental concerns that may exist (e.g., the use and disposal of hazardous or toxic chemicals, introduction of nonindigenous species, impacts to endangered and threatened species, aquaculture projects, and impacts to coral reef systems). In addition to providing specific information that will serve as the basis for any required impact analyses, applicants may also be requested to assist NOAA in drafting of an environmental assessment, if NOAA determines an assessment is required. Applicants will also be required to E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 55616 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 183 / Thursday, September 22, 2005 / Notices cooperate with NOAA in identifying feasible measures to reduce or avoid any identified adverse environmental impacts of their proposal. The failure to do so shall be grounds for not selecting an application. In some cases if additional information is required after an application is selected, funds can be withheld by the Grants Officer under a special award condition requiring the recipient to submit additional environmental compliance information sufficient to enable NOAA to make an assessment on any impacts that a project may have on the environment. The Department of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Paperwork Reduction Act This document contains collection-ofinformation requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, SF-LLL, and CD–346 has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective control numbers 0348–0043, 0348–0044, 0348–0040, 0348–0046, and 0605–0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Executive Order 12866 This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory 14:53 Sep 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: September 19, 2005. Helen Hurcombe, Director Acquisition and Grants Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 05–18963 Filed 9–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 091605D] Agreements contained in the Federal Register notice of December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78389), are applicable to this solicitation. VerDate Aug<31>2005 flexibility analysis has not been prepared. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to convene a meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Advisory Panel (AHRSAP). DATES: The meeting will be on October 13, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Quorum Hotel Tampa, 700 North Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609, telephone 813.289.8200. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne E. Swingle, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 813.348.1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Advisory Panel (AHRSAP) to review draft Amendment 26 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) that contains alternatives to establish an individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the commercial red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico that has been declared to be overfished and undergoing overfishing. The IFQ program is being considered to address existing and emerging problems resulting from overcapitalization in this fishery while it recovers. Actions being considered as part of the IFQ program include: its duration; eligibility for shares; initial allocation of shares; potential caps and/or restrictions on shares; and transferability of shares. Other actions being considered include: whether or not shares must be used; how adjustments to the commercial PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 quota will affect allocations and shares; the possible requirement of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) on participating vessels; and a cost recovery plan. The AP will review this amendment and provide recommendations for the Council’s Reef Fish Management Committee to review at their November 14 17, 2005 meeting. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the AP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the AP will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the M-SFCMA, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dawn Aring at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: September 16, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries service. [FR Doc. E5–5150 Filed 9–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 091605E] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to convene a joint meeting of the Standing and Special E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 183 / Thursday, September 22, 2005 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No: 030602141-5241-24; I.D. 061505A]
RIN 0648-ZB55


Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2006; Extension of 
Application Deadline

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NOAA publishes this notice to extend the solicitation period 
on the Community-based Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Project 
Grants and the Research in Satellite Oceanography grant both of which 
were originally announced in the Federal Register on June 30, 2005. The 
solicitation periods for these programs were extended to provide the 
public more time to submit proposals.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA publishes this notice to extend the 
solicitation period on the following initiatives originally announced 
in the Federal Register on June 30, 2005(70 FR 37766):

National Marine Fisheries Service

    1. Community-based Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Project 
Grants (NMFS-HCPO-2006-2000351). NOAA extends the solicitation period 
from October 12, 2005 to December 12, 2005 to provide the public more 
time to submit proposals. All other requirements for this solicitation 
remain the same.

DATES: Applications should be submitted via www.grants.gov, and must be 
received by grants.gov no later than 11:59 PM EST on December 12, 2005. 
No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted.

ADDRESSES: The address for submitting proposals electronically is: 
http://www.grants.gov/. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. 
Applications should be submitted via www.grants.gov. If grants.gov 
cannot reasonably be used, applications must be postmarked, or provided 
to a delivery service and documented with a receipt, by December 12, 
2005. NOAA Restoration Center, NOAA Fisheries, Office of Habitat 
Conservation (F/HC3), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 
ATTN: MDP Project Applications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Fairey Liz.Fairey@noaa.gov 
or 301- 713-3459) or Robin Bruckner Robin.Bruckner@noaa.gov or 301-713-
0174).

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service 
(NESDIS)

    1. Research in Satellite Oceanography (NESDIS-NESDISPO-2006-
2000342)
    NOAA extends the solicitation period from September 23, 2005 to 
October 21, 2005 to provide the public more time to submit proposals. 
All other requirements for this solicitation remain the same.

DATES: Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern 
Daylight Time, October 21, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The standard NOAA application package is available at: 
http://www.grants.gov. For applicants without Internet access, an 
application package may be received by contacting Kathy LeFevre, NOAA/
NESDIS 5200 Auth Road, Room 701, Camp Springs, Maryland 20746, or by 
phone at 301-763-8127 X103, or via email at Kathy.Lefevre@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy LeFevre, NOAA/NESDIS 5200 Auth 
Road, Room 701, Camp Springs, Maryland 20746, or by phone at 301-763-
8127 X103, or via email at Kathy.Lefevre@noaa.gov.

Limitation of Liability

    Funding for programs listed in this notice is contingent upon the 
availability of Fiscal Year 2006 appropriations. Applicants are hereby 
given notice that funds have not yet been appropriated for the programs 
listed in this notice. In no event will NOAA or the Department of 
Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if these 
programs fail to receive funding or are cancelled because of other 
agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige 
NOAA to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds.

Universal Identifier

    Applicants should be aware that they are required to provide a Dun 
and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number during the 
application process. See the October 30, 2002 Federal Register, Vol. 
67, No. 210, pp. 66177B66178, for additional information. Organizations 
can receive a DUNS number at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free 
DUNS Number request line at 1-866-705-5711 or via the internet (http://
www.dunandbradstreet.com ).

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    NOAA must analyze the potential environmental impacts, as required 
by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), for applicant projects 
or proposals which are seeking NOAA federal funding opportunities. 
Detailed information on NOAA compliance with NEPA can be found at the 
following NOAA NEPA website: http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/, including our 
NOAA Administrative Order 216-6 for NEPA, http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/
NAO216_6_TOC.pdf, and the Council on Environmental Quality 
implementation regulations, http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/ceq/toc_
ceq.htm Consequently, as part of an applicant's package, and under 
their description of their program activities, applicants are required 
to provide detailed information on the activities to be conducted, 
locations, sites, species and habitat to be affected, possible 
construction activities, and any environmental concerns that may exist 
(e.g., the use and disposal of hazardous or toxic chemicals, 
introduction of non-indigenous species, impacts to endangered and 
threatened species, aquaculture projects, and impacts to coral reef 
systems). In addition to providing specific information that will serve 
as the basis for any required impact analyses, applicants may also be 
requested to assist NOAA in drafting of an environmental assessment, if 
NOAA determines an assessment is required. Applicants will also be 
required to

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cooperate with NOAA in identifying feasible measures to reduce or avoid 
any identified adverse environmental impacts of their proposal. The 
failure to do so shall be grounds for not selecting an application. In 
some cases if additional information is required after an application 
is selected, funds can be withheld by the Grants Officer under a 
special award condition requiring the recipient to submit additional 
environmental compliance information sufficient to enable NOAA to make 
an assessment on any impacts that a project may have on the 
environment.

The Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for 
Grants and Cooperative

    Agreements contained in the Federal Register notice of December 30, 
2004 (69 FR 78389), are applicable to this solicitation.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This document contains collection-of-information requirements 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of Standard Forms 
424, 424A, 424B, SF-LLL, and CD-346 has been approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective control numbers 0348-
0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046, and 0605-0001. Notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor 
shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a 
collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless 
that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control 
number.

Executive Order 12866

    This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes 
of Executive Order 12866.

Executive Order 13132 (Federalism)

    It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies 
with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 
13132.

Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required 
by the Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules 
concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 
U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not 
required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not 
been prepared.

    Dated: September 19, 2005.
Helen Hurcombe,
Director Acquisition and Grants Office, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-18963 Filed 9-21-05; 8:45 am]
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