Economic Impact Policy, 20545-20546 [E7-7924]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 25, 2007 / Notices pesticide users. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2006–0702. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. II. Background On April 2, 2002, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that EPA failed to comply with section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act by not ensuring that its registration of 66 named pesticide active ingredients will not affect the California red-legged frog, a federally-listed threatened species. CBD, EPA, and defendant-intervenors CropLife America, American Forest and Paper Association, Western Plant Health Association, Oregonians for Food and Shelter, and Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. engaged in discussions to try to resolve the case. On September 1, 2006, EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 52073; FRL–8090–9), announcing the availability of a proposed Stipulated Injunction, and opening a 15–day public comment period on the draft. EPA received numerous comments from the public, California state agencies, and others, regarding certain aspects of the proposed Stipulated Injunction. These comments, as well as the proposed and final versions of the Stipulated Injunction, are available at regulations.gov in the public docket, ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006– 0702. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Apr 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 Based on public comments received and subsequent discussion with CBD and defendant-intervenors, the federal government agreed to the Stipulated Injunction with a modification to the definition of ‘‘upland habitat’’ in section 3(b) of the injunction to conform this definition, which applies outside designated critical habitat, with the definition of ‘‘upland habitat’’ used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in its designation of critical habitat for this species (71 FR 19244-19346, April 13, 2006). On October, 13, 2006, the Federal Government joined CBD and defendantintervenors in asking the Court to issue a Stipulated Injunction resolving the lawsuit. The Court ordered the Stipulated Injunction on October 20, 2006. The key provisions of the Stipulated Injunction are listed below. 1. Schedule for effects determinations: The Stipulated Injunction establishes a series of deadlines for the Agency to make ‘‘effects determinations’’ for 66 named pesticides to determine their potential effect on the California redlegged frog (a threatened species native to California). 2. Interim injunctive relief: The Stipulated Injunction also (with some exceptions) enjoins, vacates and sets aside EPA’s authorization of uses of the 66 pesticides in certain parts of 33 counties in California. The injunctive relief, vacatur, and setting aside of EPA’s authorizations would terminate for a particular use of a pesticide when the Agency makes a determination that the pesticide’s use has ‘‘no effect’’ on the California red-legged frog, or, where EPA determined the pesticide’s use may affect the species, when EPA completes consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 3. Development and distribution of a bilingual brochure: The injunction also requires EPA to develop and distribute a bilingual (English and Spanish) brochure regarding certain aspects of the injunction, the California red-legged frog and frogs in general, and pesticides. EPA is required to distribute this brochure to all commercial certified applicators within California; to all private certified applicators residing in counties where use authorizations have been set aside; to registrants of the 66 pesticides; the California Departments of Pesticide Regulation, and Fish and Game; and the Pacific Region of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In addition, EPA is to distribute 250 copies of the brochure to the County Agricultural Commissioner and Cooperative Extension Agent offices in the affected counties. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20545 In addition to distributing the bilingual brochure as required by the Stipulated Injunction, EPA has made this brochure available on its Web site (www.epa.gov/espp). Further, EPA has developed and posted on its Web site maps of the areas in California where the injunctive relief applies and information to assist pesticide users in determining whether particular areas are within the scope of the Stipulated Injunction. The full text of the Stipulated Injunction and other related materials are also available at that Web site. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Endangered species. Dated: April 17, 2997. Steve Bradbury, Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–7764 Filed 4–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES Economic Impact Policy This notice is to inform the public that the Export-Import Bank of the United States has received an application to finance the export of approximately $29.5 million in U.S. machine tooling equipment to a company in China. The U.S. exports will enable the Chinese company to establish production of 180 metalstamping dies per year. These products will be utilized by companies in China to manufacture medium- to large-sized auto body parts. A portion of this new production will be employed internally by the Chinese company itself to manufacture medium-to large-sized auto body parts for sale to Chinese automobile manufacturers/assemblers. No automobiles will be produced by this Chinese firm. This Chinese company’s average annual production capacity of auto body parts will be enough to contribute to the production of approximately 380,000 automobiles per year during the 7-year repayment term of the loan. Available information indicates that all of this new Chinese production will be consumed in China. Interested parties may submit comments on this transaction by e-mail to economic.impact@exim.gov or by mail to 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Room 1238, Washington, DC 20571, within 14 E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 20546 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 25, 2007 / Notices days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Helene S. Walsh, Director, Policy Oversight and Review. [FR Doc. E7–7924 Filed 4–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES April 20, 2007. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 104–13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before May 25, 2007. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Jasmeet K. Seehra, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10236 NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–3123, or via fax at 202–395–5167 or via Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov and to Judith-B. Herman@fcc.gov, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1–B441, 445 12th Street, SW., DC 20554 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Apr 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 or an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov. If you would like to obtain or view a copy of this information collection, you may do so by visiting the FCC PRA web page at: http://www.fcc.gov/omd/pra. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith B. Herman at 202–418–0214 or via the Internet at Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0261. Title: Section 90.215, Transmitter Measurements. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 191,698 respondents; 450,754 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes (.033 hours). Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Total Annual Burden: 4,958 hours. Total Annual Cost: N/A. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information collection to OMB as an extension (no change in recordkeeping requirements) during this comment period to obtain the full threeyear clearance from them. The Commission has adjusted the number of respondents and total annual burden hours due to an increase in the number of licensees subject to this rule requirement. Section 90.215 requires station licensees to measure the carrier frequency, output power, and modulation of each transmitter authorized to operate with power in excess of two watts when the transmitter is initially installed and when any changes are made which would likely affect the modulation characteristics. Such measurements, which help ensure proper operation of transmitters, are to be made by a qualified engineering measurement service, and are required to be retained in the station records, along with the name and address of the engineering measurement service, and the person making the measurements. The information is normally used by the licensee to ensure that equipment is operating within the prescribed tolerances. Prior technical operation of transmitters helps limit interference to other users and provides the licensee PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with the maximum possible utilization of equipment. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–7929 Filed 4–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget April 13, 2007. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 104–13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before May 25, 2007. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Jasmeet K. Seehra, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10236 NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–3123, or via fax at 202–395–5167 or via Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov and to Judith-B. Herman@fcc.gov, Federal Communications Commission, Room E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 25, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20545-20546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7924]


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EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES


Economic Impact Policy

    This notice is to inform the public that the Export-Import Bank of 
the United States has received an application to finance the export of 
approximately $29.5 million in U.S. machine tooling equipment to a 
company in China. The U.S. exports will enable the Chinese company to 
establish production of 180 metal-stamping dies per year. These 
products will be utilized by companies in China to manufacture medium- 
to large-sized auto body parts. A portion of this new production will 
be employed internally by the Chinese company itself to manufacture 
medium-to large-sized auto body parts for sale to Chinese automobile 
manufacturers/assemblers. No automobiles will be produced by this 
Chinese firm. This Chinese company's average annual production capacity 
of auto body parts will be enough to contribute to the production of 
approximately 380,000 automobiles per year during the 7-year repayment 
term of the loan. Available information indicates that all of this new 
Chinese production will be consumed in China. Interested parties may 
submit comments on this transaction by e-mail to 
economic.impact@exim.gov or by mail to 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Room 
1238, Washington, DC 20571, within 14

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days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register.

Helene S. Walsh,
Director, Policy Oversight and Review.
[FR Doc. E7-7924 Filed 4-24-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6690-01-P