Alternative Fuel Transportation Program; Replacement Fuel Goal Modification, 2212-2213 [E7-607]

Download as PDF 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of the review is to determine whether the Order should continue without change or whether it should be amended or rescinded (consistent with the objectives of the Act) to minimize the impact on small entities.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 http:// 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 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 11 / Thursday, January 18, 2007 / Proposed Rules some comments were not accepted by the electronic docket. We believe that all comments originally blocked from submission have since been resubmitted successfully. However, to ensure that all comments submitted electronically during the original comment period are included in the docket for this rulemaking, we are reopening the comment period. If an interested person submitted a comment electronically during the original comment period, and that comment is not posted on the electronic docket (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/ vehiclesandfuels/epact/private/ plg_docket.html), that comment should be resubmitted as directed under the ADDRESSES heading. Issued in Washington, DC, on January 11, 2007. Alexander A. Karsner, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. E7–607 Filed 1–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–26719; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–41] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Valdez, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace at Valdez, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being published for the Valdez Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in modification of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Valdez, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2006–26719/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–41, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Jan 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800–647–5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Manager, Safety, Alaska Flight Service Operations, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587; telephone number (907) 271–5898; fax: (907) 271– 2850; e-mail: gary.ctr.rolf@faa.gov. Internet address: http:// www.alaska.faa.gov/at. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2006–26719/Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–41.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking’s (NPRM’s) An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 2213 Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document’s Web page at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA–400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591 or by calling (202) 267–8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR Part 71), which would modify Class E airspace at Valdez, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to modify the Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Valdez Airport, in Valdez, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has drafted two new SIAPs for the Valdez Airport. The approaches are (1) Localizer Type Directional Aid (LDA)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)–G, Original and (2) LDA–H, Original. The LDA–G is a Special procedure and will not be published in the U.S. Terminal Procedures (Alaska) publication. Revised Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface within the Valdez Airport area would be established by this action. The proposed airspace is sufficient to contain aircraft executing the new and existing instrument procedures at the Valdez Airport. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1200 foot transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 in FAA Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this E:\FR\FM\18JAP1.SGM 18JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 11 (Thursday, January 18, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 2212-2213]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-607]


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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

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy (DOE or Department).

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

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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 of the electronic docket at http://
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,

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some comments were not accepted by the electronic docket. We believe 
that all comments originally blocked from submission have since been 
resubmitted successfully.
    However, to ensure that all comments submitted electronically 
during the original comment period are included in the docket for this 
rulemaking, we are reopening the comment period. If an interested 
person submitted a comment electronically during the original comment 
period, and that comment is not posted on the electronic docket (http:/
/www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/epact/private/plg--docket.html), 
that comment should be resubmitted as directed under the ADDRESSES 
heading.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 11, 2007.
Alexander A. Karsner,
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. E7-607 Filed 1-17-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P