Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics; Notice of the Scientific Review Panel at the National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa, 61016-61017 [06-8727]

Download as PDF 61016 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 17, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [No. PY–06–004] Notice of Request for Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Poultry Market News Programs. DATES: Comments received by December 18, 2006 will be considered. Additional Information Or Comments: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice. Comments must be sent to Michael E. 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E6–17193 Filed 10–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics; Notice of the Scientific Review Panel at the National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture announces a conference call meeting of the Scientific Review Panel at the National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa. DATES: October 18, 2006, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. or noon central time. ADDRESSES: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010 (access to a monitor of the conference call). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Shafer, Midwest Area Director, USDA–ARS, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, Illinois 61604; Telephone (309) 681–6602; Fax (309) 681–6684; Email sshafer@nwa.ars.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 4, 2006, the City of Ames, Iowa, received allegations that wastes from areas at the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 bajohnson on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 17, 2006 / Notices with animals challenged with prions were not properly treated prior to discharge to the City wastewater plant. An expert panel was convened to review scientific information about deactivation of prions and assess practices used at NADC to treat liquid wastes from areas where animals with prions are housed and handled that enter the Ames wastewater treatment system. (Note: For the purposes of this panel and its review, prions are defined as specific proteins that are abnormally shaped and can cause transmissible diseases associated with the allegations). The panel had its first meeting on August 23, 2006, at the Ames City Hall, followed by preparatory work on August 23, August 24, and September 20. The conference call meeting on October 18, 2006, will continue implementation of the panel’s charge to evaluate four main issues related to the handling and disposal of potentially prion-contaminated materials in wastewater from the NADC: (1) Identify scientifically accepted methods for effectively destroying prions; (2) Assess the concerns raised regarding NADC’s current and past methods for the destruction of prions; (3) Determine the risk posed to humans and the environment from the current, as well as previous, methods for the destruction of prions utilized at NADC; and (4) If remediation is needed, provide scientifically sound approaches for corrective action(s) that may be taken. Final conclusions of the review will be developed during a meeting at a later date, also to be announced. At the conclusion of its review, the panel will prepare a written report that documents the panel’s findings for the four main issues being evaluated. The meeting on October 18 will be held by conference call. The public may monitor the panel’s discussion via a speaker phone in the Ames City Hall’s Council Chamber. No oral comments will be accepted from the public during the call, however, written public comment received by letter, fax, or e-mail to the contact person named above by close of business on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, will be provided to the panel members. Although access to the conference call monitor will be open to the public, space is limited. If you want to be assured of a seat at this meeting, you must register by contacting the contact person named above at least 5 days prior to the meeting. Please provide your name, title, business affiliation, address, and telephone and fax numbers when you register. If you require a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation due to VerDate Aug<31>2005 04:06 Oct 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 disability, please indicate those needs at the time of registration. Pre-registrations will be limited to 80 people; others may be able to attend on a space-available basis. Dated: October 6, 2006. Caird E. Rexroad, Jr., Associate Administrator, Agricultural Research Service. [FR Doc. 06–8727 Filed 10–12–06; 12:44 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board Order No. 1482 61017 activity related to crop protection products at the manufacturing facilities of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc. (Subzone 144A), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of October 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary of Commercefor Import Administration,Alternate ChairmanForeign– Trade Zones Board. Attest: Pierre V. Duy, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–17268 Filed 10–16–06; 8:45 am] Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., (Crop Protection Products), Valdosta, Georgia Area BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign– Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Foreign–Trade Zones Board WHEREAS, the Foreign–Trade Zones Act provides for ‘‘ . . . the establishment . . . of foreign–trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Foreign–Trade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign–trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; WHEREAS, the Board’s regulations (15 CFR Part 400) provide for the establishment of special–purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest; WHEREAS, Brunswick Foreign–Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign–Trade Zone 144, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special– purpose subzone status at the manufacturing facilities (crop protection products) of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., located in the Valdosta, Georgia area (FTZ Docket 15– 2006, filed 4/27/2006); WHEREAS, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (71 FR 26321, 5/4/2006); and, WHEREAS, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations will be satisfied, and that approval of the application will be in the public interest; NOW, THEREFORE, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Order No. 1481 Reorganization/Expansion of Foreign– Trade Zone 148, Knoxville, Tennessee, Area Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign– Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: WHEREAS, the Industrial Development Board of Blount County, grantee of Foreign–Trade Zone 148, submitted an application to the Board for authority to reorganize and expand FTZ 148 in the Knoxville, Tennessee, area, adjacent to the Knoxville Customs port of entry (FTZ Docket 12–2006; filed 4/6/2006); WHEREAS, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (71 FR 19872, 4/16/2006) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, WHEREAS, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; NOW, THEREFORE, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize and expand FTZ 148 is approved, subject to the Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and 
Economics; Notice of the Scientific Review Panel at the National Animal 
Disease Center, Ames, Iowa

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture announces a 
conference call meeting of the Scientific Review Panel at the National 
Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa.

DATES: October 18, 2006, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. or noon central time.

ADDRESSES: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, 
Iowa 50010 (access to a monitor of the conference call).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Shafer, Midwest Area Director, 
USDA-ARS, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, Illinois 61604; 
Telephone (309) 681-6602; Fax (309) 681-6684; E-mail 
sshafer@nwa.ars.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 4, 2006, the City of Ames, Iowa, 
received allegations that wastes from areas at the National Animal 
Disease Center (NADC)

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with animals challenged with prions were not properly treated prior to 
discharge to the City wastewater plant. An expert panel was convened to 
review scientific information about deactivation of prions and assess 
practices used at NADC to treat liquid wastes from areas where animals 
with prions are housed and handled that enter the Ames wastewater 
treatment system. (Note: For the purposes of this panel and its review, 
prions are defined as specific proteins that are abnormally shaped and 
can cause transmissible diseases associated with the allegations). The 
panel had its first meeting on August 23, 2006, at the Ames City Hall, 
followed by preparatory work on August 23, August 24, and September 20. 
The conference call meeting on October 18, 2006, will continue 
implementation of the panel's charge to evaluate four main issues 
related to the handling and disposal of potentially prion-contaminated 
materials in wastewater from the NADC: (1) Identify scientifically 
accepted methods for effectively destroying prions; (2) Assess the 
concerns raised regarding NADC's current and past methods for the 
destruction of prions; (3) Determine the risk posed to humans and the 
environment from the current, as well as previous, methods for the 
destruction of prions utilized at NADC; and (4) If remediation is 
needed, provide scientifically sound approaches for corrective 
action(s) that may be taken. Final conclusions of the review will be 
developed during a meeting at a later date, also to be announced. At 
the conclusion of its review, the panel will prepare a written report 
that documents the panel's findings for the four main issues being 
evaluated. The meeting on October 18 will be held by conference call. 
The public may monitor the panel's discussion via a speaker phone in 
the Ames City Hall's Council Chamber. No oral comments will be accepted 
from the public during the call, however, written public comment 
received by letter, fax, or e-mail to the contact person named above by 
close of business on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, will be provided to 
the panel members. Although access to the conference call monitor will 
be open to the public, space is limited. If you want to be assured of a 
seat at this meeting, you must register by contacting the contact 
person named above at least 5 days prior to the meeting. Please provide 
your name, title, business affiliation, address, and telephone and fax 
numbers when you register. If you require a sign language interpreter 
or other special accommodation due to disability, please indicate those 
needs at the time of registration. Pre-registrations will be limited to 
80 people; others may be able to attend on a space-available basis.

    Dated: October 6, 2006.
Caird E. Rexroad, Jr.,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Research Service.
[FR Doc. 06-8727 Filed 10-12-06; 12:44 pm]
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