Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Fernald, 9330-9331 [E6-2578]

Download as PDF 9330 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 36 / Thursday, February 23, 2006 / Notices under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Proposed Eligibility Requirement Background The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving the quality and excellence of programs and activities directed toward drug and violence prevention in schools. The OSDFS Discretionary Grant Programs are intended to support this Federal priority by providing initial funding to develop, implement, or expand drug and violence prevention projects at the local and State levels. In addition to providing this initial funding, OSDFS also is committed to promoting sustainability of projects and activities by encouraging grantees to seek other sources of funding and support when their project period ends. In this notice, we are proposing a requirement that, if applied in a competition under one of the OSDFS Discretionary Grant Programs, would restrict eligibility to only those applicants that do not have an active grant under the specific program. By taking into account an applicant’s current Federal funding, we hope to make it possible for the Department to provide funding for applicants that do not currently receive Federal assistance and to provide existing grantees with the incentive to pursue and obtain other funding so that they can continue their projects beyond the Federal project period. To this end, Federal resources and capacity-building opportunities would be made available to a larger pool of applicants. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Note: We will announce the final eligibility requirement in a notice in the Federal Register. We will determine the final eligibility requirement after considering responses to this notice and other information available to the Department. This notice does not preclude us from proposing or using additional eligibility requirements subject to meeting applicable rulemaking requirements. In any given year we elect to use the eligibility requirement, we will announce the eligibility requirement in the Federal Register notice governing the applicable grant competition. Proposed Eligibility Requirement for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools Federal Activities (CFDA No. 84.184); Alcohol Abuse Reduction (CFDA No. 84.184A); Mentoring Programs (CFDA No. 84.184B); Student Drug Testing (CFDA No. 84.184D); Emergency Response and Crisis Management (CFDA No. 84.184E); Grants to Prevent High Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among College Students (CFDA No. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Feb 22, 2006 Jkt 205001 84.184H); Safe Schools/Healthy Students (CFDA No. 84.184L); Prevention Models on College Campuses (CFDA No. 84.184N); Grants to States to Improve Management of Drug and Violence Prevention Programs (CFDA No. 84.184R); Native Hawaiians (CFDA No. 84.186C); Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program (CFDA No. 84.215E); Carol M. White Physical Education Program (CFDA No. 84.215F); Foundations for Learning (CFDA No. 84.215H); Grants to Integrate Schools and Mental Health Systems (CFDA No. 84.215M); Partnerships in Character Education Program (CFDA No. 84.215S/V); Cooperative Civic Education and Economic Education Exchange (CFDA No. 84.304A); and Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners (CFDA No. 84.255A) Programs. Active Grants Under this proposed requirement, the Secretary limits eligibility under the discretionary grant program competition to applicants that do not currently have an active grant under the same discretionary grant program. For the purpose of this eligibility requirement, a grant is considered active until the end of the grant’s project or funding period, including any extensions of those periods that extend the grantee’s authority to obligate funds. Executive Order 12866 This notice of proposed eligibility requirement has been reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 12866. Under the terms of the order, we have assessed the potential costs and benefits of this regulatory action. The potential costs associated with this notice of proposed eligibility requirement are those we have determined as necessary for administering this program effectively and efficiently. The benefit of this proposed eligibility requirement is to ensure that limited Federal financial assistance under the Discretionary Grant Programs is made available in a manner that is fair and equitable to the greatest number of applicants. In assessing the potential costs and benefits—both quantitative and qualitative—of this notice of proposed eligibility requirement, we have determined that the benefits of the proposed eligibility requirement justify the costs. We have also determined that this regulatory action does not unduly interfere with State, local, and tribal governments in the exercise of their governmental functions. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Intergovernmental Review This program is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the objectives of the Executive order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened federalism. The Executive order relies on processes developed by State and local governments for coordination and review of proposed Federal financial assistance. This document provides early notification of our specific plans and actions for this program. Electronic Access to This Document You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ news/fedregister. To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) toll free at 1–888– 293–6498; or in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1211–2 (1991), 6715, 7117, 7131, 7139, 7140, 7245, 7247, 7261, 7269, and 7269a. Dated: February 17, 2006. Deborah A. Price, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and DrugFree Schools. [FR Doc. E6–2586 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Fernald Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Fernald. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Saturday, March 4, 2006, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 36 / Thursday, February 23, 2006 / Notices Crosby Township Senior Center, 8910 Willey Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Sarno, The Perspectives Group, Inc., 1055 North Fairfax Street, Suite 204, Alexandria, VA 22314, at (703) 837–1197, or e-mail: djsarno@theperspectivesgroup.com. ADDRESSES: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Tentative Agenda Goals: • Identify activities and actions for formalizing the Friends of Fernald concept and plan for the May 20 Forum. • Identify the full range of historical information, artifacts, and displays desired to portray the history of the Fernald site. • Review status and identify plan for completing the Fernald Citizens’ Advisory Board (FCAB) history and integrating with other history activities. 8:30 a.m. Call to Order. 8:35 a.m. Updates and Announcements. • February EM SSAB Chairs’ Call. • Spring EM SSAB Chairs’ meeting planning and presentation. • Update on coordination with Rocky Flats Citizens’ Advisory Board. • Local Stakeholder Organization status update. • Brief site update. 8:45 a.m. Friends of Fernald Discussion. • Status of Fernald Living History Discussions. • Plan for May 20 Forum. 10 a.m. Break. 10:15 a.m. Post-Closure Historical Information. • What is the desired set of materials and information? • What further role is there for the FCAB? 11:15 a.m. Fernald History Activities. • FCAB history status. • Planning to complete FCAB history. 12 p.m. FCAB Meeting Calendar and 2006 Activities. 12:15 p.m. Public Comment. 12:30 p.m. Adjourn. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board chair either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact the Board chair at the address or telephone number listed below. Requests must be received five days VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Feb 22, 2006 Jkt 205001 prior to the meeting and reasonable provisions will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comment will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting date due to programmatic issues that had to be resolved. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E–190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays. Minutes will also be available by writing to the Fernald Citizens’ Advisory Board, MS–76, Post Office Box 538704, Cincinnati, OH 43253–8704, or by calling the Advisory Board at (513) 648–6478. Issued at Washington, DC, on February 17, 2006. Rachel Samuel, Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2578 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Comments on Draft Roadmap on Manufacturing Research and Development for the Hydrogen Economy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Energy requests comment on its draft Roadmap on Manufacturing Research and Development (R&D) for the Hydrogen Economy. This draft roadmap is designed to guide research and development of manufacturing processes to reduce the cost and enhance the reliability of critical hydrogen and fuel cell components and systems. DATES: The draft roadmap will be open for public comment until April 24, 2006. ADDRESSES: The draft roadmap is available at http:// www.hydrogen.energy.gov. Address all PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9331 comments on this roadmap via the Web site at http://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/ manufacturing_form.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. JoAnn Milliken, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Mail Station EE–2H, Attn: JoAnn Milliken, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, Phone: (202) 586–2480, e-mail JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The mission of DOE’s Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program is to research, develop and validate fuel cell and hydrogen production, delivery, and storage technologies. Hydrogen from diverse domestic resources will then be used in a clean, safe, reliable, and affordable manner in fuel cell vehicles and stationary power applications. Development of hydrogen energy will ensure that the United States has an abundant, reliable, and affordable supply of clean energy to maintain the Nation’s prosperity throughout the 21st century. The President established the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative and the Manufacturing Initiative to meet critical national needs that involve energy security, environmental quality, and economic well-being. The Hydrogen Fuel Initiative aims to reverse America’s growing dependence on imported oil by developing the technology needed for commercially viable hydrogen-powered fuel cells. The Manufacturing Initiative, which addresses the entire manufacturing sector in the United States, will strengthen American manufacturing, create new jobs, and help U.S. manufacturers become more competitive in the global marketplace. The Roadmap on Manufacturing R&D for the Hydrogen Economy describes activities at the intersection of these two initiatives. Manufacturing covers a broad range of components and systems related to hydrogen production and delivery, fuel cells, and hydrogen storage. The transition to a hydrogen economy will take decades. Significant challenges must be overcome to move from today’s components and systems, built using laboratory-scale fabrication technologies, to high-volume commercially manufactured products. Essential manufacturing needs for the initial transition to a hydrogen economy include distributed production and delivery, on-board vehicle storage, and polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Fernald

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental 
Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Fernald. The Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that 
public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Saturday, March 4, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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ADDRESSES: Crosby Township Senior Center, 8910 Willey Road, Harrison, 
Ohio 45030.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Sarno, The Perspectives Group, 
Inc., 1055 North Fairfax Street, Suite 204, Alexandria, VA 22314, at 
(703) 837-1197, or e-mail: djsarno@theperspectivesgroup.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the 
Board is to make recommendations to DOE in the areas of environmental 
restoration, waste management, and related activities.

Tentative Agenda

    Goals:
     Identify activities and actions for formalizing the 
Friends of Fernald concept and plan for the May 20 Forum.
     Identify the full range of historical information, 
artifacts, and displays desired to portray the history of the Fernald 
site.
     Review status and identify plan for completing the Fernald 
Citizens' Advisory Board (FCAB) history and integrating with other 
history activities.

8:30 a.m. Call to Order.
8:35 a.m. Updates and Announcements.
     February EM SSAB Chairs' Call.
     Spring EM SSAB Chairs' meeting planning and presentation.
     Update on coordination with Rocky Flats Citizens' Advisory 
Board.
     Local Stakeholder Organization status update.
     Brief site update.
8:45 a.m. Friends of Fernald Discussion.
     Status of Fernald Living History Discussions.
     Plan for May 20 Forum.
10 a.m. Break.
10:15 a.m. Post-Closure Historical Information.
     What is the desired set of materials and information?
     What further role is there for the FCAB?
11:15 a.m. Fernald History Activities.
     FCAB history status.
     Planning to complete FCAB history.
12 p.m. FCAB Meeting Calendar and 2006 Activities.
12:15 p.m. Public Comment.
12:30 p.m. Adjourn.

    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written 
statements may be filed with the Board chair either before or after the 
meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to 
agenda items should contact the Board chair at the address or telephone 
number listed below. Requests must be received five days prior to the 
meeting and reasonable provisions will be made to include the 
presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is 
empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the 
orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comment 
will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. 
This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting 
date due to programmatic issues that had to be resolved.
    Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public 
review and copying at the U.S. Department of Energy's Freedom of 
Information Public Reading Room, 1E-190, Forrestal Building, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585 between 9 a.m. and 4 
p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays. Minutes will also be 
available by writing to the Fernald Citizens' Advisory Board, MS-76, 
Post Office Box 538704, Cincinnati, OH 43253-8704, or by calling the 
Advisory Board at (513) 648-6478.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on February 17, 2006.
Rachel Samuel,
Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-2578 Filed 2-22-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P