Notice of Agreement Filed, 78206 [E6-22294]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 78206 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices limitations are based. That analysis shows that compliance with the permit requirements will not result in a significant impact on dischargers, including small businesses, covered by this permit. EPA Region 6, therefore, concludes that the permit being proposed today will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. Section 201 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA), Pub. L. 104–4, generally requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their ‘‘regulatory actions’’ on State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector. UMRA uses the term ‘‘regulatory actions’’ to refer to regulations. (See, e.g., UMRA section 201, ‘‘Each agency shall * * * assess the effects of Federal regulatory actions * * * (other than to the extent that such regulations incorporate requirements specifically set forth in law)’’ (emphasis added)). UMRA section 102 defines ‘‘regulation’’ by reference to section 658 of Title 2 of the U.S. Code, which in turn defines ‘‘regulation’’ and ‘‘rule’’ by reference to section 601(2) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). That section of the RFA defines ‘‘rule’’ as ‘‘any rule for which the agency publishes a notice of proposed rulemaking pursuant to section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), or any other law * * *’’ NPDES general permits are not ‘‘rules’’ under the APA and thus not subject to the APA requirement to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking. NPDES general permits are also not subject to such a requirement under the Clean Water Act (CWA). While EPA publishes a notice to solicit public comment on draft general permits, it does so pursuant to the CWA section 402(a) requirement to provide ‘‘an opportunity for a hearing.’’ Thus, NPDES general permits are not ‘‘rules’’ for RFA or UMRA purposes. EPA thinks it is unlikely that this permit issuance would contain a Federal requirement that might result in expenditures of $100 million or more for State, local and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or the private sector in any one year. The Agency also believes that the permit issuance would not significantly nor uniquely affect small governments. For UMRA purposes, ‘‘small governments’’ is defined by reference to the definition of ‘‘small governmental jurisdiction’’ under the RFA. (See UMRA section 102(1), referencing 2 U.S.C. 658, which references section 601(5) of the RFA.) ‘‘Small governmental jurisdiction’’ means governments of cities, counties, VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 towns, etc., with a population of less than 50,000, unless the agency establishes an alternative definition. The permit issuance also would not uniquely affect small governments because compliance with the permit conditions affects small governments in the same manner as any other entities seeking coverage under the permit. Dated: December 19, 2006. William K. Honker, Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6. [FR Doc. E6–22154 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK Sunshine Act Meeting Notice of a Partially Open Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. TIME AND PLACE: Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 9:30 AM. The meeting will be held at Ex-Im Bank in Room 1143, 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20571. OPEN AGENDA ITEM: Ex-Im Bank SubSaharan Africa Advisory Committee for 2007. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The meeting will be open to public participation for Item No. 1 only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Secretary, 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20571 (Telephone 202–565–3957). ACTION: Howard A. Schweitzer, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 06–9937 Filed 12–26–06; 2:37 pm] FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreement Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreement under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on agreements to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within ten days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of agreements are available through the Commission’s Office of Agreements (202–523–5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov). Agreement No.: 011956–002. Title: IDX Vessel Sharing Agreement. Parties: Emirates Shipping Line FZE; Shipping Corporation of India, Ltd.; Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.; Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Dated: December 22, 2006. Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–22294 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Ocean Transportation Intermediary License; Applicants Notice is hereby given that the following applicants have filed with the Federal Maritime Commission an application for license as a Non-VesselOperating Common Carrier Transportation Intermediary pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping Act of 1984 as amended (46 U.S.C. Chapter 409 and 46 CFR part 515). Persons knowing of any reason why the following applicants should not receive a license are requested to contact the Office of Transportation Intermediaries, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573. Non-Vessel—Operating Common Carrier Ocean Transportation Intermediary Applicants BILLING CODE 6690–01–M PO 00000 Italia Marittima S.p.A.; and Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Sher & Blackwell LLP; 1850 M Street, NW; Suite 900; Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The amendment adds Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. and Italia Marittima S.p.A. as parties to the agreement, makes corresponding changes in the agreement, clarifies provisions dealing with the agreement’s duration and termination, and restates the agreement. Sfmt 4703 A. Transport, Inc., 2000 Sullivan Road, #D, College Park, GA 30337. Officer: Gi H. Song, President (Qualifying Individual). Cane Freight, Inc., 901 W. Valley Blvd., #C, Alhambra, CA 91803. Officers: Lilin Yu, Vice President (Qualifying Individual), Zhu Yi, President. OTA Logistics Inc., 7300 Alondra Blvd., Suite 106, Paramount, CA 90723. Officers: Davy Shum, CEO (Qualifying Individual), Tony Chen, General Manager. Dated: December 22, 2006. Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–22293 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION


Notice of Agreement Filed

    The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following 
agreement under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit 
comments on agreements to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, 
Washington, DC 20573, within ten days of the date this notice appears 
in the Federal Register. Copies of agreements are available through the 
Commission's Office of Agreements (202-523-5793 or 
tradeanalysis@fmc.gov).
    Agreement No.: 011956-002.
    Title: IDX Vessel Sharing Agreement.
    Parties: Emirates Shipping Line FZE; Shipping Corporation of India, 
Ltd.; Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.; Italia Marittima S.p.A.; and 
Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd.
    Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Sher & Blackwell LLP; 1850 M 
Street, NW; Suite 900; Washington, DC 20036.
    Synopsis: The amendment adds Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. 
and Italia Marittima S.p.A. as parties to the agreement, makes 
corresponding changes in the agreement, clarifies provisions dealing 
with the agreement's duration and termination, and restates the 
agreement.

    By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission.

    Dated: December 22, 2006.
Bryant L. VanBrakle,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-22294 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
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