April 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel
Document Number: 07-2096
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This notice announces a meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel. The panel will review and comment on recommendations made to the Director, TRICARE Management Activity, by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee regarding the Uniform Formulary. The meeting will be open to the public. Seating is limited and will be provided only to the first 220 people signing in. All persons must sign in legibly. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 07-2095
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 07-2094
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2092
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2091
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2090
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery; Closure of the Eastern U.S./Canada Area
Document Number: 07-2083
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the closure of the Eastern U.S./Canada Area to limited access NE multispecies days-at-sea (DAS) vessels for the remainder of the 2006 fishing year (i.e., through April 30, 2007). Based upon Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) reports and other available information, the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) has determined that 100 percent of the total allowable catch (TAC) of Georges Bank (GB) cod allocated to be harvested from the Eastern U.S./Canada Area will be harvested by April 25, 2007. This action is being taken to prevent the 2006 TAC for GB cod in the Eastern U.S./Canada Area from being exceeded during the 2006 fishing year in accordance with the regulations implemented under Amendment 13 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2007-04-27-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2007-04-27
Public Information Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Emergency Review and Approval
Document Number: E7-8193
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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.
2006 Quadrennial Regulatory Review
Document Number: E7-8192
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission will hold a field hearing regarding media ownership in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida on April 30, 2007. The purpose of the hearing is to fully involve the public in the process of the 2006 Quadrennial Broadcast Media Ownership Review that the Commission is currently conducting.
Public Building Service; Notice of Availability; Master Site Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, CO
Document Number: E7-8152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the President's Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), as implemented by General Services Administration (GSA) Order PBS P 1095.4D, GSA announces its Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Proposed Master Site Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E7-8129
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with March anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8127
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning an extension of OMB approval of the information collection titled, ``Interagency Guidance on Asset Securitization Activities.'' The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to OMB for review and approval.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1065, Schedule D, Schedule K-1, Schedule L, Schedule M-1, Schedule M-2, and Schedule M-3
Document Number: E7-8126
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 1065 (U.S. Return of Partnership Income), Schedule D (Capital Gains and Losses), Schedule K-1 (Partner's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions and Other Items), Schedule L (Balance Sheets per Books), Schedule M-1 (Reconciliation of Income (Loss) per Books With Income (Loss) per Return)), Schedule M-2 (Analysis of Partners' Capital Accounts), and Schedule M-3 (Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation for Certain Partnerships)).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish, Pacific Ocean Perch, and Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area and West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E7-8123
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish, Pacific ocean perch, and pelagic shelf rockfish for catcher vessels subject to sideboard limits established under the Central GOA Rockfish Program in the Western Regulatory Area and West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the sideboard limits of northern rockfish, Pacific ocean perch, and pelagic shelf rockfish established for catcher vessels in the Western Regulatory Area and West Yakutat District of the GOA.
Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E7-8122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On April 16, 2007, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry (Certain Activated Carbon from China, Investigation No. 731-TA-1103 (Final), Publication 3913, April 2007).
Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-8121
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on non- malleable cast iron pipe fittings (``NMP fittings'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006. We preliminarily determine to apply adverse facts available (``AFA'') with respect to Myland Industrial Co., Ltd. (``Myland''), and Buxin Myland (Foundry) Ltd. (``Buxin''), which failed to cooperate to the best of their ability and failed to demonstrate their eligibility for a separate rate. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR''). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Inquiry To Learn Whether Businesses Assert Business Confidentiality Claims
Document Number: E7-8120
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency receives from time to time Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for documents contained in the EPA Waste International Tracking System (``WITSnet'') pertaining to the export and import of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste from/to the United States, the export of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) from the United States, and the export and import of RCRA universal waste from/to the United States. These documents may identify or reference multiple parties, and describe transactions involving the movement of specified materials in which they propose to participate or have participated. The purpose of this notice is to contact affected businesses about the documents sought by these types of FOIA requests in order to provide the businesses with the opportunity to assert claims that any of the information sought that pertains to them is entitled to treatment as confidential business information (CBI), and to send comments to EPA supporting their claims for such treatment. Certain businesses, however, do not meet the definition of ``affected business,'' and are not covered by today's notice. They consist of any business regulated by RCRA that actually submitted to EPA any document at issue pursuant to applicable regulatory requirements and did not assert a CBI claim as to information that pertains to that business in the document at the time of its submission; they have waived their right to do so at a later time. Nevertheless, other businesses identified or referenced in the documents that were submitted to EPA by the submitting business have not waived their own right to assert a CBI claim concerning information that pertains to them and may do so in response to this notice.
Marine Mammals; File No. 814-1899
Document Number: E7-8119
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, P.O. Box 69, Barrow, AK 99723 [Dr. Cheryl Rosa, Principal Investigator] has applied in due form for a permit to obtain and collect marine mammal parts/samples for the purpose of scientific research.
Notice of Emergency Temporary Closure of Certain Public Lands, to Motorized Vehicles, in Owyhee County ID, Under Sailor Cap Emergency and Rehabilitation Plan
Document Number: E7-8118
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Jarbidge Field Office, in order to protect natural resources and stabilization treatments conducted following the 2006 Sailor Cap Fire, is implementing an emergency temporary closure to all motorized vehicle traffic off established roads which are capable of being traveled by full size vehicles (e.g. all-terrain vehicles, pickups, motorcycles, sport utility vehicles, snowmobiles, etc.) within the fire perimeter and along fenced livestock allotments. The closure area follows the most logical boundaries according to transportation routes (please refer to supplementary information for description of closure area). The purpose of the closure is to restrict off-road vehicle use while providing continued public access to and through the area. Vehicles traveling cross-country in a burned area may damage reemerging plants, increase erosion and spread noxious weeds. Motorized vehicles may continue to use established roads capable of being traveled by full size vehicles.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Interim Secretarial Action
Document Number: E7-8117
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements this interim final rule pursuant to its authority to issue interim measures under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This temporary action implements measures to help end overfishing and rebuild the monkfish resource while NMFS conducts a stock assessment for the fishery and makes a final determination on Framework Adjustment 4 (Framework 4) to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico Vermilion Snapper Fishery Management Measures
Document Number: E7-8116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed rule that would implement a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would reduce the minimum size limit for vermilion snapper to 10 inches (25.4 cm) total length (TL), eliminate the 10-fish recreational bag limit for vermilion snapper within the existing 20-fish aggregate reef fish bag limit, and eliminate the 40-day commercial closed season for vermilion snapper (from April 22 through May 31 each year). The intended effect of this proposed rule is to help achieve optimum yield (OY) by reducing vermilion snapper harvest limitations consistent with the findings of the recent stock assessment for this species.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning an extension of OMB approval of the information collection titled ``Consumer Protections for Depository Institution Sales of Insurance.'' The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to OMB for review and approval.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Kentucky: Redesignation of the Kentucky Portion of the Louisville 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E7-8114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 29, 2006, the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Kentucky), through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), submitted a request to redesignate the Kentucky portion of the bi-State Louisville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Kentucky portion of the bi-State Louisville area. The Kentucky portion of the bi-State Louisville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Kentucky Bi-State Louisville Area'') is comprised of three Kentucky CountiesBullitt, Jefferson and Oldham. The Indiana portion of the bi-State Louisville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is comprised of two Indiana CountiesClark and Floyd. In this action, EPA is proposing to approve Kentucky's 8-hour ozone redesignation request for the Kentucky Bi-State Louisville Area. Additionally, EPA is proposing to approve the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Kentucky Bi-State Louisville Area, including the regional motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This proposed approval of Kentucky's redesignation request is based upon EPA's determination that Kentucky has demonstrated that the Kentucky Bi-State Louisville Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the entire (both the Kentucky and Indiana portions) Bi-State Louisville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. In July and September 2006, Indiana submitted a redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Indiana portion of this 8-hour ozone area. EPA is taking action on that redesignation request and maintenance plan in a separate action. In this action, EPA is also notifying the public that EPA is reviewing the 2003 and 2020 regional MVEBs for NOX and VOCs submitted by Kentucky as part of its maintenance plan, for adequacy. These regional MVEBs are identical to those contained in the Indiana submittal for the bi-State area. During the comment period for this proposal, the public may also comment on the adequacy of the proposed regional MVEBs.
Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT): Closing Date
Document Number: E7-8113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007, Pub. L. 110-5, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, announces the solicitation of applications for a grant for the Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) Program. Projects funded pursuant to this Notice are intended to support the PEACESAT Program's acquisition of satellite communications to service Pacific Basin communities and to manage the operations of this network. Applications for the PEACESAT Program grant will compete for funds from the Public Broadcasting, Facilities, Planning and Construction Funds account.
Special Conditions: Dassault Falcon Fan Jet, Fan Jet Series D, Series E, Series F, Mystere-Falcon 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, 20-F5, and Mystere-Falcon 200 Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: E7-8112
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Dassault Falcon Fan Jet, Fan Jet Series D, Series E, Series F, Mystere-Falcon 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, 20-F5, and Mystere-Falcon 200 airplanes modified by 3S Certification, LLC. These modified airplanes will have novel or unusual design features when compared with the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification installs Thommen AD 30 Repeater Altimeters and a Skylight ADC 600 Air Data Converter Unit. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for protecting these systems from effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-8111
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, June 4-5, 2007, in Conference Room 1107. Prior notification and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. government or military ID) are required for entrance into the building. Members of the public planning to attend must notify Chris Tudda, Office of the Historian (202-663-3054) no later than May 31, 2007 to provide date of birth, valid government- issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/state, passport number/country, or U.S. government ID number/ agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the enumerated forms of ID, please consult with Chris Tudda for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. The Committee will meet in open session from 1:30 p.m. through 3 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2007, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1107, to discuss declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The remainder of the Committee's sessions from 3:15 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2007, and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Marc J. Susser, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (e-mail history@state.gov).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8110
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning an extension of OMB approval of the information collection titled, ``Lending Limits12 CFR 32.'' The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to OMB for review and approval.
Dichlorprop-p Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Request for Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E7-8109
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide dichlorprop-p, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for dichlorprop-p through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Migrants and Seasonal Farmworkers Program SGA-National Farmworker Jobs Program
Document Number: E7-8108
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on April 20, 2007, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), under section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This notice is an amendment to the SGA and it amends the Application and Submission Information section to correct the Funding Opportunity Number.
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Migrants and Seasonal Farmworkers Program SGA-National Farmworker Jobs Program, Housing Assistance
Document Number: E7-8107
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on April 20, 2007, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for the housing assistance portion of the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), under section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This notice is an amendment to the SGA and it amends the Application and Submission Information section to correct the Funding Opportunity Number.
Change in Deadline for Rulemaking To Address the Control of Emissions From New Marine Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters Per Cylinder
Document Number: E7-8105
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A January 2003 final rule established the first U.S. emission standards for new compression-ignition Category 3 marine engines, those with a displacement at or above 30 liters per cylinder displacement. It also established a deadline of April 27, 2007 for EPA to promulgate a new tier of emission standards for these engines as determined appropriate under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 213(a). This rulemaking schedule was intended to allow EPA time to consider the state of technology that may permit deeper emission reductions and the status of international action for more stringent standards. Since 2003, we have continued to gain a greater understanding of the technical issues described in the final rule and to assess the continuing efforts of manufacturers to apply advanced emission control technologies to these very large engines, through ongoing discussions with various stakeholders. In addition, we have continued to work with and through the International Maritime Organization (IMO) toward more stringent international emission standards that would apply to all new marine diesel engines on ships engaged in international transportation. IMO is an important forum for EPA to gather new information and data regarding emission control technologies, costs, and other information on Category 3 engines and vessels. IMO is also important because the majority of ships used in international commerce are flagged in other nations. Due to the length of time necessary to assess advanced emission control technologies much of the information that we believe is necessary to develop more stringent Category 3 marine diesel engines standards has only become available recently and we expect more information to come to light in the course of the current negotiations underway at the IMO. Therefore, EPA is adopting a new deadline for the rulemaking that will consider the next tier of Category 3 marine diesel engine standards. Under this new schedule, EPA would adopt a final rule by December 17, 2009.
Change in Deadline for Rulemaking To Address the Control of Emissions From New Marine Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder
Document Number: E7-8103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A January 2003 final rule established the first U.S. emission standards for new compression-ignition Category 3 marine engines, those with a displacement at or above 30 liters per cylinder displacement. It also established a deadline of April 27, 2007 for EPA to promulgate a new tier of emission standards for these engines as determined appropriate under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 213(a). This rulemaking schedule was intended to allow EPA time to consider the state of technology that may permit deeper emission reductions and the status of international action for more stringent standards. Since 2003, we have continued to gain a greater understanding of the technical issues described in the final rule and to assess the continuing efforts of manufacturers to apply advanced emission control technologies to these very large engines, through ongoing discussions with various stakeholders. In addition, we have continued to work with and through the International Maritime Organization (IMO) toward more stringent international emission standards that would apply to all new marine diesel engines on ships engaged in international transportation. IMO is an important forum for EPA to gather new information and data regarding emission control technologies, costs, and other information on Category 3 engines and vessels. IMO is also important because the majority of ships used in international commerce are flagged in other nations. Due to the length of time necessary to assess advanced emission control technologies much of the information that we believe is necessary to develop more stringent Category 3 marine diesel engines standards has only become available recently and we expect more information to come to light in the course of the current negotiations underway at the IMO. Therefore, EPA is proposing a new deadline for the rulemaking that will consider the next tier of Category 3 marine diesel engine standards. Under this new schedule, EPA would adopt a final rule by December 17, 2009. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are making this revision as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and Quantitation Approaches and Uses in Clean Water Act Programs
Document Number: E7-8101
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency is announcing a three-day meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and Quantitation Approaches and Uses in Clean Water Act (CWA) Programs (FACDQ).
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastside Township Fuels and Vegetation Project
Document Number: E7-8100
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby gives notice that the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Eastside Township Fuels and Vegetation Project is available for public review. The BLM is the lead Federal agency for preparation of the EIS in compliance with the requirements of the NEPA and the Nez Perce National Forest is a Cooperating Agency.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-8099
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential for adverse impacts to water quality, aquatic habitat and wildlife, additional roads and snowmobiles and off road vehicles. The Final EIS should consider mitigation to strengthen resource protection measures. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application Requirements for the Approval and Delegation of Federal Air Toxics Programs to State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Agencies; EPA ICR No. 1643.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0264
Document Number: E7-8098
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2007. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-8094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing for public comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking, dated January 25, 2007, which was filed with the Commission by Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington. The petition was docketed by the NRC on March 15, 2007, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-71-13. The petitioner requests that the NRC adopt the use of global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking as a national requirement for mobile or portable uses of highly radioactive sources. The petitioner states that another alternative is for the Commission to grant states the flexibility to impose more stringent requirements than those required under current NRC regulations.
Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma Liquor Control Ordinance of 2006
Document Number: E7-8092
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma (Tribe). The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor within the tribal lands. The tribal lands are located in Indian country and this Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within their boundaries. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the community's liquor distribution and possession, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Wildlife Services; Availability of a Supplemental Decision/Finding of No Significant Impact for Oral Rabies Vaccine Program
Document Number: E7-8091
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a proposed decision/finding of no significant impact relative to oral rabies vaccination programs in several States. Since the publication of our original environmental assessment and decision/finding of no significant impact in 2001, we have prepared, and made available to the public for comment, several supplemental environmental assessments and decisions/findings of no significant impact in order to reflect changes in the program. The decision/finding of no significant impact made available by this notice clarifies the term ``contingency actions,'' which was used in a supplemental environmental assessment we prepared in 2004, and analyzes a type of contingency action called trap- vaccinate-release that was not analyzed as part of the proposed action in the 2004 supplemental environmental assessment. The new decision/ finding of no significant impact is intended to facilitate planning and interagency coordination in the event of rabies outbreaks and to clearly communicate to the public the actions involved in the oral rabies vaccination program.
Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E7-8089
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection, Form AD-761, USDA Patent License Application for Government Invention that expires September 30, 2007.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8088
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-8087
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau