Determination on U.S. Position on Proposed European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Projects Including Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, 76717-76718 [E6-21874]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 245 / Thursday, December 21, 2006 / Notices Primary Counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, 7.934 Otsego, and Tioga. The Interest Rates are: Percent Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere: .................................. Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit Available Elsewhere: ................... Other (Including Non-Profit Organizations) With Credit Available Elsewhere: .................................. Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere: .................................. 4.000 5.000 4.000 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 10750 B and for economic injury is 10751 0. The States which received an EIDL Declaration # are Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008). Steven C. Preston, Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–21803 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] Percent Other (Including Non-Profit Organizations) With Credit Available Elsewhere ................................... Businesses And Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ................................... 5.250 4.000 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 10759. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Herbert L. Mitchell, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–21810 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #10759] Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of intent to Waive the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Demountable Cargo Containers Manufacturing (Dry Freight Containers/Connex Boxes). AGENCY: New York Disaster #NY–00039 Small Business Administration. Notice. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of New York (FEMA–1670– DR), dated 12/12/2006. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 11/16/2006 through 11/17/2006. Effective Date: 12/12/2006. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/12/2007. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth , TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on 12/12/2006, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of a governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Dec 20, 2006 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering granting a request for a waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Demountable Cargo Containers Manufacturing (Dry Freight Containers/Connex Boxes). According to the request, no small business manufacturers supply these classes of products to the Federal government. If granted, the waiver would allow otherwise qualified regular dealers to supply the products of any domestic manufacturer on a Federal contract set aside for small businesses; service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. DATES: Comments and source information must be submitted by January 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments and source information to Sarah Ayers, Program Analyst, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Government Contracting, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 8800, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Ayers, Program Analyst, by telephone at (202) 205–6413; by FAX at (202) 205–6390; or by e-mail at sarah.ayers@sba.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76717 Section 8(a)(17) of the Small Business Act (Act), 15 U.S.C. 637(a)(17), requires that recipients of Federal contracts set aside for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, or SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program provide the product of a small business manufacturer or processor, if the recipient is other than the actual manufacturer or processor of the product. This requirement is commonly referred to as the Nonmanufacturer Rule. The SBA regulations imposing this requirement are found at 13 CFR 121.406(b). Section 8(a)(17)(b)(iv) of the Act authorizes SBA to waive the Nonmanufacturer Rule for any ‘‘class of products’’ for which there are no small business manufacturers or processors available to participate in the Federal market. As implemented in SBA’s regulations at 13 CFR 121.1202(c), in order to be considered available to participate in the Federal market for a class of products, a small business manufacturer must have submitted a proposal for a contract solicitation or received a contract from the Federal government within the last 24 months. The SBA defines ‘‘class of products’’ based on six digit coding system. The coding system is the Office of Management and Budget North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The SBA is currently processing a request to waive the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Demountable Cargo Containers, Manufacturing, (Dry Freight Containers/ Connex Boxes) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 336212. The public is invited to comment or provide source information to SBA on the proposed waivers of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for this class of NAICS code within 15 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Arthur E. Collins, Acting Associate Administrator for Government Contracting. [FR Doc. E6–21813 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5650] Determination on U.S. Position on Proposed European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Projects Including Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina Pursuant to section 561 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 76718 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 245 / Thursday, December 21, 2006 / Notices 2006 (Pub. L. 109–102) (FOAA), and Department of State Delegation of Authority Number 289, I hereby determine that the four proposed EBRD projects will contribute to a stronger and more integrated economy in the Balkans and thus directly support implementation of the Dayton Accords. I therefore waive the application of Section 561 of the FOAA to the extent that provision would otherwise prevent the U.S. Executive Directors of the EBRD from voting in favor of these projects. The four projects are: A loan to HVB Banka Serbia; an equity investment in Syntaxis Mezzanine Fund I; an equity investment in South Eastern Energy Capital; and a loan to Danube Group Holding of Serbia with an equity investment in JKR Natural Resource B.V. This Determination shall be reported to the Congress and published in the Federal Register. Dated: December 5, 2006. Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–21874 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–23–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [USCG–2005–22219] Northeast Gateway Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application; Final Environmental Impact Statement Supplementary Material Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice of availability; Request for Comments. AGENCY: ACTION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce the availability of material supplementing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Northeast Gateway Liquefied Natural VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Dec 20, 2006 Jkt 211001 Gas Deepwater Port License Application. The supplementary material corrects omissions in the FEIS. DATES: To allow sufficient time for public review and comment on this supplemental material we are extending the public comment period until December 26, 2006. All other scheduled dates remain unchanged. The Federal and State Agency and Governor comment period also end December 26, 2006 and the MARAD Record of Decision is due by February 7, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the supplementary material, you may contact Roddy Bachman, U.S. Coast Guard, at 202–372–1451 or Roddy.C.Bachman.uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–493–0402. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 26, 2006, the Coast Guard and MARAD notice of availability for the Northeast Gateway Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License FEIS appeared in the Federal Register (71 FR 62657). Subsequently, we discovered some omissions in the FEIS. The FEIS did not include some data that became available late in the process. These corrections appear in an errata sheet which, along with the FEIS itself, are now available in the docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov under docket number USCG–2005–22219. You may also view these materials in person at the Docket Management Facility in room PL–401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The corrections are to incorporate additional Whale Center of New England data into the FEIS. The following corrections to the FEIS apply: Page 2–36, Marine Mammal Occurrence Delete: ‘‘The analysis compared distribution of marine mammal PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sightings within the location alternatives using sighting data provided by SBNMS for the period 1979 to 2002’’. Replace with: ‘‘Data on the distribution of marine mammals was obtained from the following two primary sources: Whale Center of New England (Weinrich and Sardi, 2005) and North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium (NARWC). The Whale Center of New England sightings data are collected by observers on whale watch boats out of Gloucester, Salem, Boston, and Provincetown, as well as one dedicated research vessel out of Gloucester. The NARWC maintains sightings data collected by government and private right whale researchers. Additional mammal distribution information was also obtained from the NMFS stock assessments (Waring et al., 2004) and review of online NMFS stock assessment reports.’’ Page 2–51 Replace ‘‘North Atlantic Right Whale’’ with ‘‘Marine Mammals’’ and insert the following: According to the 2005 NMFS online Stock Assessment Reports (SARs), humpback whales are also considered a strategic stock for which the average annual fishery-related mortality and serious injury exceeds the potential biological removal (PBR), while minke whales are not. More recent scientific studies (Cole et al. (2005)) indicate that Gulf of Maine humpback and minke whales are both above the PBR. Should NMFS incorporate these findings into the next SAR, the minke whale may be considered for reclassification as a strategic stock. Construction scheduling should avoid peak periods when these species are most abundant. Page 2–54, Table 2–9. Replace: Table 2– 9 with the following table BILLING CODE 4910–81–P E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 245 (Thursday, December 21, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76717-76718]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21874]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5650]


Determination on U.S. Position on Proposed European Bank for 
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Projects Including Serbia and 
Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Pursuant to section 561 of the Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act,

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2006 (Pub. L. 109-102) (FOAA), and Department of State Delegation of 
Authority Number 289, I hereby determine that the four proposed EBRD 
projects will contribute to a stronger and more integrated economy in 
the Balkans and thus directly support implementation of the Dayton 
Accords. I therefore waive the application of Section 561 of the FOAA 
to the extent that provision would otherwise prevent the U.S. Executive 
Directors of the EBRD from voting in favor of these projects. The four 
projects are: A loan to HVB Banka Serbia; an equity investment in 
Syntaxis Mezzanine Fund I; an equity investment in South Eastern Energy 
Capital; and a loan to Danube Group Holding of Serbia with an equity 
investment in JKR Natural Resource B.V.
    This Determination shall be reported to the Congress and published 
in the Federal Register.

    Dated: December 5, 2006.
Daniel Fried,
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. E6-21874 Filed 12-20-06; 8:45 am]
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