Change of Effective Date of 2004 Amendatory Notice for Designation of Difficult Development Areas Under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 18344-18345 [E6-5242]

Download as PDF 18344 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 11, 2006 / Notices TABLE 1.—STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUBSTANCES NOMINATED TO THE NTP FOR TOXICOLOGICAL STUDIES— Continued Nominated by 1 Nomination Rationale Study Recommendations 2 phosphine ....................................................... ....................................................... Aromatic phosphates tertButylphenyl diphenyl phosphate [56803–37–3] 2-Ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate [1241–94–7] Isodecyl diphenyl phosphate [29761–21–5] Phenol, isopropylated, phosphate (3:1) [68937–41–7] Tricresyl phosphate [1330–78–5] Triphenyl phosphate [115–86–6]. ....................................................... ....................................................... Gypsum, natural and forms [13397–24–5]. Mount Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the United States and Canada. Widespread worker exposures in numerous occupations and to the general population after destruction of the World Trade Centers in 2001; limited toxicity data to assess potential health risks. N-methyl-3-oxobutanamide [20306–75–6]. NCI ................................................ High production volume; potential worker and environmental exposures; lack of adequate toxicological data. Phenoxyethyl acrylate [48145–04– 6]. NCI ................................................ Trifluoromethylbenzene [98–08–8] NCI ................................................ High production volume; potential worker and consumer exposures; lack of adequate toxicological data. High production volume and potential for increased use; potential worker exposures; lack of adequate toxicological data; demonstrated toxicity in shortterm studies. —Subchronic and chronic toxicity studies (oral route). —Dermal absorption studies. For one or more representative aromatic phosphates: —Subchronic and chronic toxicity studies (oral route). —Neurotoxicity and/or developmental neurotoxicity studies. —Coordinate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pursue additional testing by manufacturers. —Short-term pulmonary toxicity studies. —Comparative studies of intratracheal versus inhalation routes of administration. —Studies are of relatively low priority given low suspicion of toxicity. —In vitro and in vivo genotoxicity studies. —Include structurally-related diketene compounds and Nphenyl derivatives. —Defer pending review of voluntary data submission through the Extended HPV (EHPV) Program. Defer pending review of 1) production data through the 2006 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule, and 2) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) program output. Substance [CAS No.] Tris (hydroxymethyl) oxide [1067–12–5]. synthetic 1 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS); National Cancer Institute (NCI) term ‘‘toxicological characterization’’ in this table includes studies for genotoxicity, subchronic toxicity, and chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity as determined to be appropriate during the conceptualization and design of a research program to address toxicological data needs. Other types of studies (e.g., metabolism and disposition, immunotoxicity, and reproductive and developmental toxicity) may be conducted as part of a complete toxicological characterization; however, these types of studies are not listed unless they are specifically recommended. 2 The [FR Doc. E6–5217 Filed 4–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4889–N–07] Change of Effective Date of 2004 Amendatory Notice for Designation of Difficult Development Areas Under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice changes the extended effective date language VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:37 Apr 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 applicable to 2003 Difficult Development Areas that were not so designated in 2004 in HUD’s November 2, 2004, notice to include the date of December 17, 2004, to allow its applicability to projects affected by a misinterpretation of the November 2, 2004, notice on the part of a LowIncome Housing Tax Credit-allocating agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: With questions related narrowly to the issue of the effective dates in this notice, Kurt G. Usowski, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs, Office of Policy Development and Research, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410–6000, telephone (202) 708–2770, or e-mail Kurt_G._Usowski@hud.gov. A text PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 telephone is available for persons with hearing or speech impairments at (202) 708–9300. (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) Copies Available Electronically: This notice is available electronically on the Internet (World Wide Web) at http:// www.huduser.org/datasets/qct.html. On December 19, 2003 (68 FR 7092), HUD published in the Federal Register the notice designating Difficult Development Areas (DDAs) and Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) for calendar year 2004 (the 2004 notice). The 2004 notice provided that the lists of Difficult Development Areas are effective if the credits are allocated after December 31, 2003; and, in the case of a building described in section SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 11, 2006 / Notices 42(h)(4)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), the lists are effective if the bonds are issued and the building is placed in service after December 31, 2003. HUD typically issues a notice in the Federal Register in the last quarter of a calendar year designating Difficult Development Areas for the forthcoming calendar year. HUD attempts to publish the designation notice early enough to allow low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) allocating agencies sufficient time to ensure applicant projects in DDAs and QCTs. HUD did not publish the 2004 notice until December 19, 2003, which did not provide adequate time before the effective date for allocating agencies or applicants for tax credits or tax-exempt bond financing to take actions to meet the conditions necessary to capture the benefits of the 2003 DDA designations before they expired. Therefore, on November 2, 2004 (69 FR 63551), HUD published a notice amending the 2004 notice to extend 2003 eligibility for areas that were designated as 2003 DDAs in a notice published on December 12, 2002 (67 FR 76451) (the 2003 notice) but were not so designated in the 2004 notice. The November 2, 2004, notice (the 2004 amendatory notice) established an applicant for LIHTCs must submit to its credit-allocating agency a complete application filed after December 31, 2002, and before December 17, 2004. (Emphasis added). It has come to HUD’s attention that the phrasing of the end date of the effective time period of the extended 2003 Difficult Development Areas as ‘‘before December 17, 2004,’’ was misinterpreted by an LIHTC-allocating agency in establishing its due date for applications. This LIHTC-allocating agency required that applications be submitted on or before December 17, 2004. The result was that some applications for LIHTC assistance for projects to be located in the extended 2003 Difficult Development Areas came in one day past the end of the extended effective period of the 2003 Difficult Development Areas, which ended on December 16, 2004. HUD has determined that financing arrangements for these affordable housing developments, made in good faith and contingent on the applicability of the extended 2003 Difficult Development Areas, should not be jeopardized by any confusion caused by misinterpretation of its notice. Therefore, through this notice, HUD changes the 2004 amendatory notice so that the effective date language pertaining to 2003 Difficult VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:37 Apr 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 Development areas that were not designated 2004 Difficult Development Areas reads ‘‘on or before December 17, 2004,’’ everywhere such phrases appear in the 2004 amendatory notice. Dated: April 5, 2006. Darlene F. Williams, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. E6–5242 Filed 4–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe County, Florida. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service announces that a Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge are available for distribution. The plan was prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and describes how the refuge will be managed for the next 15 years. ADDRESSES: A copy of the plan may be obtained by writing to the National Key Deer Refuge, 28950 Watson Boulevard, Big Pine Key, Florida 33043. The plan may also be accessed and downloaded from the Service’s Internet Web site http://southeast.fws.gov/planning/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located on North Key Largo in Monroe County, Florida, approximately 40 miles southeast of Miami. The refuge was established in April 1980 under the authorities of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (as amended), and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (as amended in 1976). It currently covers 6,700 acres, including 650 acres of open water. It contains a mosaic of habitat types including tropical hardwood hammock, mangrove forests, and salt marshes. These habitats are vital for hundreds of plants and animals, including six federally listed species. The availability of the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for a 60-day PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18345 public review and comment period was announced in the Federal Register on August 16, 2005 (70 FR 48187). The plan and environmental assessment identified and evaluated three alternatives for managing the refuge over the next 15 years. Alternative 2 was chosen as the ‘‘preferred alternative.’’ Under Alternative 2, 6,700 acres of refuge lands will be conserved, maintained, and enhanced. Increased efforts related to habitat restoration, exotics control, pest management, and monitoring are characteristics of this alternative. The increased management action will help to achieve the long-term goals and objectives in a timelier manner. This alternative will result in a more ecosystem-based management approach will views the refuge as a single system rather than separate habitat types. Federally listed species will still be primary concern, but needs of other resident and migratory wildlife will also be considered. This alternative will be the most effective for meeting the purposes of the refuge by conserving habitats and associated wildlife. It best achieves national, ecosystem, and refuge-specific goals and objectives and positively addresses significant issues and concerns expressed by the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Van Fischer, Natural Resource Planner, National Key Deer Refuge Complex; telephone: 305/872–2239; Fax: 305/872– 3675; E-mail: van_fischer@fws.gov. Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. Dated: February 23, 2006. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 06–3434 Filed 4–10–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 70 Species in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii, and Guam Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of review. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the initiation of a 5-year review of 70 species under section 4(c)(2)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (Act). 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-4889-N-07]


Change of Effective Date of 2004 Amendatory Notice for 
Designation of Difficult Development Areas Under Section 42 of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice changes the extended effective date language 
applicable to 2003 Difficult Development Areas that were not so 
designated in 2004 in HUD's November 2, 2004, notice to include the 
date of December 17, 2004, to allow its applicability to projects 
affected by a misinterpretation of the November 2, 2004, notice on the 
part of a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit-allocating agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: With questions related narrowly to the 
issue of the effective dates in this notice, Kurt G. Usowski, Associate 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs, Office of Policy 
Development and Research, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20410-6000, telephone (202) 708-2770, or e-mail Kurt--G.--
Usowski@hud.gov. A text telephone is available for persons with hearing 
or speech impairments at (202) 708-9300. (These are not toll-free 
telephone numbers.)
    Copies Available Electronically: This notice is available 
electronically on the Internet (World Wide Web) at http://
www.huduser.org/datasets/qct.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 19, 2003 (68 FR 7092), HUD 
published in the Federal Register the notice designating Difficult 
Development Areas (DDAs) and Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) for 
calendar year 2004 (the 2004 notice). The 2004 notice provided that the 
lists of Difficult Development Areas are effective if the credits are 
allocated after December 31, 2003; and, in the case of a building 
described in section

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42(h)(4)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), the lists are 
effective if the bonds are issued and the building is placed in service 
after December 31, 2003.
    HUD typically issues a notice in the Federal Register in the last 
quarter of a calendar year designating Difficult Development Areas for 
the forthcoming calendar year. HUD attempts to publish the designation 
notice early enough to allow low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) 
allocating agencies sufficient time to ensure applicant projects in 
DDAs and QCTs. HUD did not publish the 2004 notice until December 19, 
2003, which did not provide adequate time before the effective date for 
allocating agencies or applicants for tax credits or tax-exempt bond 
financing to take actions to meet the conditions necessary to capture 
the benefits of the 2003 DDA designations before they expired.
    Therefore, on November 2, 2004 (69 FR 63551), HUD published a 
notice amending the 2004 notice to extend 2003 eligibility for areas 
that were designated as 2003 DDAs in a notice published on December 12, 
2002 (67 FR 76451) (the 2003 notice) but were not so designated in the 
2004 notice. The November 2, 2004, notice (the 2004 amendatory notice) 
established an applicant for LIHTCs must submit to its credit-
allocating agency a complete application filed after December 31, 2002, 
and before December 17, 2004. (Emphasis added).
    It has come to HUD's attention that the phrasing of the end date of 
the effective time period of the extended 2003 Difficult Development 
Areas as ``before December 17, 2004,'' was misinterpreted by an LIHTC-
allocating agency in establishing its due date for applications. This 
LIHTC-allocating agency required that applications be submitted on or 
before December 17, 2004. The result was that some applications for 
LIHTC assistance for projects to be located in the extended 2003 
Difficult Development Areas came in one day past the end of the 
extended effective period of the 2003 Difficult Development Areas, 
which ended on December 16, 2004. HUD has determined that financing 
arrangements for these affordable housing developments, made in good 
faith and contingent on the applicability of the extended 2003 
Difficult Development Areas, should not be jeopardized by any confusion 
caused by misinterpretation of its notice.
    Therefore, through this notice, HUD changes the 2004 amendatory 
notice so that the effective date language pertaining to 2003 Difficult 
Development areas that were not designated 2004 Difficult Development 
Areas reads ``on or before December 17, 2004,'' everywhere such phrases 
appear in the 2004 amendatory notice.

    Dated: April 5, 2006.
Darlene F. Williams,
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. E6-5242 Filed 4-10-06; 8:45 am]
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