Endangered Species Protection Program; Notice of Public Meeting, 3292-3293 [E6-648]

Download as PDF 3292 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 13 / Friday, January 20, 2006 / Notices 2006, Contact: Dr. Rebecca Griffith, 817– 886–1820. Amended Notices EIS No. 20050459, Draft EIS, BLM, 00, PROGRAMMATIC—Vegetation Treatments Using Herbicides on Bureau of Land Management Public Lands in 17 Westerns, including Alaska, Comment Period Ends: 2/10/2006, Contact: Brian Amme, 775–861–6645. Revision of FR Notice Published 11/ 10/2005: Comment Period Ending 1/9/ 2006 has been Extended to 2/10/2006. EIS No. 20060004, Final EIS, FHW, MD, Intercounty Connector (ICC) from I–270 to US1, Funding and US Army COE Section 404 Permit, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, MD, Wait Period Ends: 2/27/2006, Contact: Dan Johnson, 410–779–7154. Revision of FR Notice Published 1/13/ 2006: Correction to Wait Period Ending 2/13/2006 has been extended to 2/27/ 2006. Dated: January 17, 2006. Dawn Roberts, Management Analyst, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 06–539 Filed 1–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [AMS–FRL–8023–1] California State Nonroad Engine and Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; TRU Authorization Request; Notice of New Hearing Date Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of opportunity for public hearing and comment. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has adopted an Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) establishing in-use performance standards for nonroad engines used in transport refrigeration units (TRU) and TRU generator sets that will be phased-in commencing on December 31, 2008. By letter dated March 28, 2005, CARB requested that EPA grant California authorization for such standards under section 209(e)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b). On November 21, 2005, EPA announced an opportunity for public hearing and request for public comment on this request (70 FR 70075). In that Notice, EPA tentatively scheduled a public hearing on this request for January 3, 2006, and a deadline date for written public comments of February 6, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Jan 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 2006. EPA has received requests for this hearing from multiple parties, and has been asked if the hearing could be held later in January because of travel concerns. By today’s notice, EPA announces a rescheduled hearing date and public comment deadline for this request. EPA will hold a public hearing concerning CARB’s request on Monday, January 23, 2006, beginning at 10 a.m. Any party may submit written comments on this request by February 22, 2006. Parties wishing to present oral testimony at the public hearing should provide written notice to Robert M. Doyle at the address noted below, by or before January 18, 2005. ADDRESSES: EPA will make available for public inspection at the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center written comments received from interested parties, in addition to any testimony given at the public hearing. The official public docket is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is (202) 566–1743. The reference number for this docket is OAR–2005–0123. Parties wishing to present oral testimony at the public hearing should provide written notice to Robert M. Doyle at the address noted below. EPA will hold the public hearing at 1310 L St, NW., Room 152, Washington, DC. 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert M. Doyle, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division (6405J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20460. Telephone: (202) 343–9258, Fax: (202) 343–2804, email address: Doyle.Robert@EPA.GOV. EPA will make available an electronic copy of this Notice on the Office of Transportation and Air Quality’s (OTAQ’s) homepage (http:// www.epa.gov/otaq/). Users can find this document by accessing the OTAQ homepage and looking at the path entitled ‘‘Federal Register Notices.’’ This service is free of charge, except any cost you already incur for Internet connectivity. Users can also get the official Federal Register version of the Notice on the day of publication on the DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 primary Web site: http://www.epa.gov/ docs/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/. Docket: An electronic version of the public docket is available through the Federal government’s electronic public docket and comment system. You may access EPA dockets at http:// www.regulations.gov. After opening the www.regulations.gov Web site, select ‘‘Environmental Protection Agency’’ from the pull-down Agency list, then scroll to Docket ID EPA–HQ–OAR– 2005–0123 to view documents in, or submit comments to, the record of the TRU authorization request. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Dated: January 13, 2006. William L. Wehrum, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. E6–637 Filed 1–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0517; FRL–7758–7] Endangered Species Protection Program; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will hold a public meeting on February 22, 2006. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting, and sets forth the tentative agenda topics. The focus of the meeting is to inform the public about aspects of EPA’s Endangered Species Protection Program field implementation, including EPA’s overall approach to field implementation, under what circumstances EPA will be employing this approach, the responsibilities of the public, and the roles of other government agencies. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the public to ask specific questions and receive answers. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Thynge, Environmental Fate and Effects Division (7507C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 13 / Friday, January 20, 2006 / Notices Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 305– 6005; fax number: (703) 305–6309; email address:thynge.megan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of particular interest to State and Tribal regulatory partners, other interested Federal agencies, environmental or public interest groups, pesticide registrants and pesticide users. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2006–0517. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically athttp:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1801 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA. This Docket Facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings athttp://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES II. Background In the Federal Register of November 2, 2005 (70 FR 66392) (FRL–7739–7), EPA published a notice announcing its approach to field implementation of its Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP). The goal of the ESPP is to carry out responsibilities under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA), while at the same time not placing unnecessary burden on agriculture and other pesticide users. The implementation approach will relay geographically specific pesticide use limitations to the pesticide user when necessary to protect listed species. All pesticide products EPA determines ‘‘may affect’’ a listed VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jan 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 species or their designated critical habitat, may be subject to the ESPP. This public meeting will address ESPP program elements so that the public will understand EPA’s overall approach to field implementation, what their responsibilities will be, under what circumstances EPA would be employing this approach, and the roles of other government agencies. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the public to ask specific questions and receive answers. III. Tentative Agenda The tentative meeting agenda is outlined below, and the final agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ espp, along with hotel information and meeting logistics. 1. Overview of Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP). 2. Scope of ESPP. 3. Implementation process. 4. Label language and enforcement. 5. Endangered Species Protection Bulletins (Bulletins). 6. Public participation and the role of States and Tribes. 7. Implementation timing. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Endangered species, Pesticides. Dated: January 13, 2006. James Jones, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–648 Filed 1–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Adequacy of Wisconsin Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed determination of adequacy. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is proposing to approve a modification to Wisconsin’s approved municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) permit program. The modification allows the State to issue research, development and demonstration (RD&D) permits to owners and operators of MSWLF units in accordance with its state law. DATES: All comments on Wisconsin’s application for approval of its research, development and demonstration permit modification must be received by February 21, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3293 Written comments should be sent to Susan Mooney, Waste Management Branch (Mail Code DW– 8J), U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, telephone: (312) 886–3585. Comments may also be submitted electronically to mooney.susan@epa.gov or by facsimile at (312) 353–4788. You may examine copies of the relevant portions of Wisconsin’s regulations during normal business hours at U.S. EPA Region 5. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mooney, Waste Management Branch (mail code DW–8J), U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, telephone (312) 886–3585, mooney.susan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: A. Background On March 22, 2004, EPA issued a final rule amending the municipal solid waste landfill criteria in 40 CFR part 258 to allow for research, development and demonstration (RD&D) permits. (69 FR 13242). This rule allows for variances from specified criteria for a limited period of time, to be implemented through state-issued RD&D permits. RD&D permits are only available in states with approved MSWLF permit programs which have been modified to incorporate RD&D permit authority. While States are not required to seek approval for this new provision, those States that are interested in providing RD&D permits to owners and operators of MSWLFs must seek approval from EPA before issuing such permits. Approval procedures for new provisions of 40 CFR part 258 are outlined in 40 CFR 239.12. Wisconsin’s MSWLF permit program was approved on November 20, 1996 (61 FR 59096). On November 8, 2005, Wisconsin applied for approval of its RD&D permit provisions. Wisconsin submitted its rules under NR 514.10 for review. B. Decision After a thorough review, U.S. EPA Region 5 is proposing that Wisconsin’s RD&D permit provisions as defined under NR 514.10 are adequate to ensure compliance with the Federal criteria as defined at 40 CFR 258.4. Authority: This action is issued under the authority of section 2002, 4005 and 4010(c) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6912, 6945 and 6949(a). Dated: January 10, 2006. Bharat Mathur, Deputy Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA, Region 5. [FR Doc. E6–636 Filed 1–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 13 (Friday, January 20, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3292-3293]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-648]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0517; FRL-7758-7]


Endangered Species Protection Program; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs will hold a public meeting 
on February 22, 2006. This notice announces the location and times for 
the meeting, and sets forth the tentative agenda topics. The focus of 
the meeting is to inform the public about aspects of EPA's Endangered 
Species Protection Program field implementation, including EPA's 
overall approach to field implementation, under what circumstances EPA 
will be employing this approach, the responsibilities of the public, 
and the roles of other government agencies. The meeting will also 
provide an opportunity for the public to ask specific questions and 
receive answers.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, from 9 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 
1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Thynge, Environmental Fate and 
Effects Division (7507C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental

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Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6005; fax number: (703) 305-6309; e-
mail address:thynge.megan@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
particular interest to State and Tribal regulatory partners, other 
interested Federal agencies, environmental or public interest groups, 
pesticide registrants and pesticide users. Since other entities may 
also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the 
specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0517. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either electronically athttp:/
/www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Public Information and 
Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall 2, 
1801 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA. This Docket Facility is open from 8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings athttp://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.

II. Background

    In the Federal Register of November 2, 2005 (70 FR 66392) (FRL-
7739-7), EPA published a notice announcing its approach to field 
implementation of its Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP). The 
goal of the ESPP is to carry out responsibilities under the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in compliance with 
the Endangered Species Act (ESA), while at the same time not placing 
unnecessary burden on agriculture and other pesticide users. The 
implementation approach will relay geographically specific pesticide 
use limitations to the pesticide user when necessary to protect listed 
species. All pesticide products EPA determines ``may affect'' a listed 
species or their designated critical habitat, may be subject to the 
ESPP.
    This public meeting will address ESPP program elements so that the 
public will understand EPA's overall approach to field implementation, 
what their responsibilities will be, under what circumstances EPA would 
be employing this approach, and the roles of other government agencies. 
The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the public to ask 
specific questions and receive answers.

III. Tentative Agenda

    The tentative meeting agenda is outlined below, and the final 
agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/espp, along with hotel 
information and meeting logistics.
    1. Overview of Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Endangered Species 
Protection Program (ESPP).
    2. Scope of ESPP.
    3. Implementation process.
    4. Label language and enforcement.
    5. Endangered Species Protection Bulletins (Bulletins).
    6. Public participation and the role of States and Tribes.
    7. Implementation timing.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Endangered species, Pesticides.

    Dated: January 13, 2006.
James Jones,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. E6-648 Filed 1-19-06; 8:45 am]
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