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(i) From subsection (e)(8) because to require individual notice of disclosure of information due to compulsory legal process PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 2211 would pose an impossible administrative burden on DHS and other agencies and could alert the subjects of counterterrorism, law enforcement, or intelligence investigations to the fact of those investigations when not previously known. (j) From subsection (f) (Agency Rules) because portions of this system are exempt from the access and amendment provisions of subsection (d). (k) From subsection (g) to the extent that the system is exempt from other specific subsections of the Privacy Act. Dated: January 12, 2007. Hugo Teufel III, Chief Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. 07–191 Filed 1–12–07; 3:38 pm] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 1260 [No. LS–07–03] Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Program; Section 610 Review Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of review and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) review of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Program, which is conducted under the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Order), under the criteria contained in section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by March 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice of review. Comments must be sent to Kenneth R. Payne, Chief, Marketing Programs, Livestock and Seed Program, AMS, USDA, Room 2628–S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0251; Fax: (202) 720–1125; via e-mail at beefcomments@usda.gov or online at www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the docket number, the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Comments will be available for public inspection via the Internet at https:// www.ams.usda.gov/lsg/mpb/rp-beef.htm or during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth R. Payne, Chief, Marketing Programs Branch, Livestock and Seed E:\FR\FM\18JAP1.SGM 18JAP1 2212 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 11 / Thursday, January 18, 2007 / Proposed Rules Program, AMS, USDA, Room 2628–S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0251 or e-mail Kenneth.Payne@usda.gov. The Order (7 CFR part 1260) is authorized under the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (Act) (7 U.S.C. 2901 et seq.). This program is a national beef program for beef and beef product promotion, research, consumer information, and industry information as part of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen the beef industry’s position in the marketplace by maintaining and expanding existing domestic and foreign markets and by developing new markets for beef and beef products. The program is funded by a mandatory assessment of $1-per-head, collected each time cattle are sold. All producers owning and marketing cattle, regardless of the size of their operation or the value of their cattle, must pay the assessment. A comparable assessment is collected on all imported cattle, beef, and beef products. Assessments collected under this program are used for promotion, research, consumer information, and industry information. The national program is administered by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (Board), which has 104 producer and importer members. Board members serve 3-year terms, but no individual may serve more than two consecutive 3-year terms. Producer members represent 35 States and 4 geographic units. The program became effective on July 18, 1986, when the Order was issued. Assessments began on October 1, 1986. On February 18, 1999, AMS published in the Federal Register (64 FR 8014) its plan to review certain regulations. On January 4, 2002, AMS published in the Federal Register (67 FR 525) an update to its plan to review regulations, including the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Program, which is conducted under the Order, under criteria contained in section 610 of the RFA (5 U.S.C. 601–612). Because many AMS regulations impact small entities, AMS decided, as a matter of policy, to review certain regulations that, although may not meet the threshold requirement under section 610 of the RFA, warrant review. Accordingly, this notice and request for comments is made for the Order. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the Order should continue without change or whether it should be amended or rescinded (consistent with the objectives of the Act) to minimize the impact on small entities. AMS will consider the jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Jan 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 following factors: (1) The continued need for the Order; (2) The nature of complaints or comments received from the public concerning the Order; (3) the complexity of the Order; (4) the extent to which the Order overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal rules, and, to the extent feasible, with State and local governmental rules; and (5) the length of time since the Order has been evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the Order. Written comments, views, opinions, and other information regarding the Order’s impact on small businesses are invited. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2901–2918. Dated: January 10, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–598 Filed 1–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 10 CFR Part 490 RIN 1904–AB67 Alternative Fuel Transportation Program; Replacement Fuel Goal Modification Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE or Department). ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy proposed to amend the Replacement Fuel Goal provided under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992), Public Law 102–486. 71 FR 54771 (September 19, 2006). The purpose of the proposed amendment is to revise the goal to a level which is achievable, in accordance with requirements under section 504 of EPAct 1992. Due to technical difficulties in receiving the electronic comments on the proposed rule for the Replacement Fuel Goal, the comment period, which originally ended on November 3, 2006, is reopened and comments will be accepted until January 31, 2007, to ensure that all comments submitted during the original comment period are entered in the docket. All comments already received by DOE have been posted in the written comments section PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 of the electronic docket at https:// www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/ epact/private/plg_docket.html. If comments were previously submitted but are not posted in this location, the comments should be resubmitted to DOE prior to the new deadline. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on September 19, 2006 which ended on November 3, 2006 is reopened and extended to January 31, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the number RIN 1904– AB67, by either of the following methods: —E-mail: Submit through both regulatory_info@afdc.nrel.gov and dana.o’hara@hq.doe.gov. Include the number 1094–AB67 in the subject line of the message. — Mail: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, EE–2G, RIN 1904– AB67, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dana V. O’Hara, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE– 2G), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121; (202) 586– 9171; or Mr. Chris Calamita, Office of the General Counsel (GC–72), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121; (202) 586– 9507. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the proposed rule published September 19, 2006, DOE proposed to modify the 2010 goal of 30 percent of U.S. motor fuel production to be supplied by replacement fuels, established in section 502(b)(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, because it is not achievable. 71 FR 54771. The Department has authority to review the goal and to modify it, by rule, if it is not achievable, and in doing so may change the percentage level for the goal and/or the timeframe for achievement of the goal. (42 U.S.C. 13254(b).) The Department has preliminarily determined through its analysis that the 30 percent replacement fuel production goal could potentially be met, not by 2010, but at a later date. The Department consequently is proposing to keep the replacement fuel goal of 30 percent originally provided in EPAct 1992 (section 502(b)(2)), but extend the date for achieving the goal to 2030. Due to technical difficulties in receiving the electronic comments on the proposed rule, the comment period is reopened until January 31, 2007. During the original comment period, E:\FR\FM\18JAP1.SGM 18JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 11 (Thursday, January 18, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 2211-2212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-598]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 1260

[No. LS-07-03]


Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Program; Section 610 
Review

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of review and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This action announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's 
(AMS) review of the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Program, 
which is conducted under the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Order), 
under the criteria contained in section 610 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (RFA).

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by March 19, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this notice of review. Comments must be sent to Kenneth R. 
Payne, Chief, Marketing Programs, Livestock and Seed Program, AMS, 
USDA, Room 2628-S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-0251; Fax: (202) 720-1125; via e-mail at 
beefcomments@usda.gov or online at www.regulations.gov. All comments 
should reference the docket number, the date, and the page number of 
this issue of the Federal Register. Comments will be available for 
public inspection via the Internet at https://www.ams.usda.gov/lsg/mpb/
rp-beef.htm or during regular business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth R. Payne, Chief, Marketing 
Programs Branch, Livestock and Seed

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Program, AMS, USDA, Room 2628-S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20250-0251 or e-mail Kenneth.Payne@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Order (7 CFR part 1260) is authorized 
under the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (Act) (7 U.S.C. 2901 
et seq.). This program is a national beef program for beef and beef 
product promotion, research, consumer information, and industry 
information as part of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen the beef 
industry's position in the marketplace by maintaining and expanding 
existing domestic and foreign markets and by developing new markets for 
beef and beef products. The program is funded by a mandatory assessment 
of $1-per-head, collected each time cattle are sold. All producers 
owning and marketing cattle, regardless of the size of their operation 
or the value of their cattle, must pay the assessment. A comparable 
assessment is collected on all imported cattle, beef, and beef 
products. Assessments collected under this program are used for 
promotion, research, consumer information, and industry information.
    The national program is administered by the Cattlemen's Beef Board 
(Board), which has 104 producer and importer members. Board members 
serve 3-year terms, but no individual may serve more than two 
consecutive 3-year terms. Producer members represent 35 States and 4 
geographic units. The program became effective on July 18, 1986, when 
the Order was issued. Assessments began on October 1, 1986.
    On February 18, 1999, AMS published in the Federal Register (64 FR 
8014) its plan to review certain regulations. On January 4, 2002, AMS 
published in the Federal Register (67 FR 525) an update to its plan to 
review regulations, including the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and 
Research Program, which is conducted under the Order, under criteria 
contained in section 610 of the RFA (5 U.S.C. 601-612). Because many 
AMS regulations impact small entities, AMS decided, as a matter of 
policy, to review certain regulations that, although may not meet the 
threshold requirement under section 610 of the RFA, warrant review. 
Accordingly, this notice and request for comments is made for the 
Order.
    The purpose of the review is to determine whether the Order should 
continue without change or whether it should be amended or rescinded 
(consistent with the objectives of the Act) to minimize the impact on 
small entities. AMS will consider the following factors: (1) The 
continued need for the Order; (2) The nature of complaints or comments 
received from the public concerning the Order; (3) the complexity of 
the Order; (4) the extent to which the Order overlaps, duplicates, or 
conflicts with other Federal rules, and, to the extent feasible, with 
State and local governmental rules; and (5) the length of time since 
the Order has been evaluated or the degree to which technology, 
economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected 
by the Order.
    Written comments, views, opinions, and other information regarding 
the Order's impact on small businesses are invited.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2901-2918.

    Dated: January 10, 2007.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E7-598 Filed 1-17-07; 8:45 am]
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