May 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2007-05-31-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2007-05-31
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of Lake and Porter Counties to Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard and Approval of Base Year Emission Inventories
Document Number: E7-9825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 12, 2006, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted a request for EPA approval of a redesignation of Lake and Porter Counties to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and of an ozone maintenance plan for this area as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA is proposing to determine that the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, Illinois-Indiana (IL-IN) 8-hour ozone nonattainment area, which includes Lake and Porter Counties, has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve Indiana's ozone maintenance plan for Lake and Porter Counties as a revision to the SIP. EPA is proposing to approve Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for Lake and Porter Counties as supported by the ozone maintenance plan. EPA is proposing to approve Indiana's 2002 base year VOC and NOX emission inventories for Lake and Porter Counties. EPA is proposing to approve into the Indiana SIP the VOC and NOX periodic emission inventories for 1999, 2002, and 2004. Finally, EPA is proposing to approve the redesignation of Lake and Porter Counties to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Chromium Emissions from Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1611.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0327
Document Number: E7-10521
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Boat Manufacturing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1966.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0546
Document Number: E7-10520
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Rescission of Order of Revocations
Document Number: E7-10518
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
International Energy Agency Meeting
Document Number: E7-10517
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on June 11 and 12, 2007, at the headquarters of the IEA in Paris, France, in connection with a meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and a Workshop on Emergency Data Reporting.
Guidance for Industry: Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control Changes to an Approved New Animal Drug Application or Abbreviated New Animal Drug Application
Document Number: E7-10515
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry (83) entitled ``Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control Changes to an Approved NADA or ANADA.'' This guidance is intended to provide recommendations to holders of new animal drug applications (NADAs) and abbreviated new animal drug applications (ANADAs) on how they should report certain changes to such applications, in accordance with the final regulation, 21 CFR 514.8, which was issued in the Federal Register of December 13, 2006 (71 FR 74766).
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-135
Document Number: E7-10514
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing revised rates for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED) firm electric and firm peaking power service. Current rates, under Rate Schedules P-SED-F8 and P-SED-FP8, extend through December 31, 2010, but are not sufficient to meet the P-SMBPED revenue requirements. The proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repayment of required investment within the allowable period. Western will prepare a brochure that provides detailed information on the proposed rates. The proposed rates, under Rate Schedules P-SED-F9 and P-SED-FP9, are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2008, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2012. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rate adjustment.
Loveland Area Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-134
Document Number: E7-10513
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing revised rates for Loveland Area Projects (LAP) firm electric service. LAP consists of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (Fry-Ark) and the Pick- Sloan Missouri Basin Program (Pick-Sloan)Western Division, which were integrated for marketing and rate-making purposes in 1989. The current rates, under Rate Schedule L-F6, expire on December 31, 2010, but are not sufficient to meet the LAP revenue requirements. The proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay required investment within the allowable period. Western will prepare a brochure that provides detailed information on the proposed rates. The proposed rates, under Rate Schedule L-F7, are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2008, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2012. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rate adjustment.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Aircraft Engine Group (GEAE) CF6-45A Series, CF6-50A, CF6-50C Series and CF6-50E Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-10512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GEAE CF6-45A, 45A2, -50A, -50C, -50CA, -50C1, -50C2, -50C2B, - 50C2D, -50C2F, -50C2R, -50E, -50E1, -50E2, and -50E2B turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require replacing the compressor discharge pressure (CDP) restoring spring assembly on certain main engine controls (MECs) or re-marking MECs that already incorporate GEAE Service Bulletin (SB) No. CF6-50 S/B 73-0119, dated March 21, 2005. This proposed AD results from reports of five events involving fractured CDP restoring spring assemblies. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of engine thrust control that could lead to loss of control of the airplane.
Agency Information Collection: Energy Conservation Program: Compliance and Certification Information Collection for Consumer Appliance Products
Document Number: E7-10510
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection request is for a three-year extension of its Compliance Statement and Certification Report: Energy or Water Conservation Program for Consumer Products, OMB Control Number 1910-1400, whereby a manufacturer or private labeler reports on and certifies its compliance with energy efficiency standards for consumer appliances covered under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 430 (10 CFR Part 430)Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products.
HQ USAF Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-10508
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will meet on 28- 29 June, 2007 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA. The purpose of the meeting is to present the findings and recommendations of the FY 2007 SAB studies. The meeting will be closed to the public to discuss matters covered under subsection (c), subparagraphs (1), (4), and (9)(B) of Section 552b, Title 5, United States Code.
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund: Open Meeting of the Community Development Advisory Board
Document Number: E7-10507
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury
This notice announces the next meeting of the Community Development Advisory Board (the Advisory Board), which provides advice to the Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the Fund).
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: E7-10506
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``Ocean City Maryland Offshore Challenge'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the shoreline at Ocean City, MD. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the regulated area during the power boat race.
Exchange Visitor Program-Sanctions and Terminations
Document Number: E7-10505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) is proposing to revise its regulations presently set forth at 22 CFR Part 62, Subpart D (Sanctions) and 22 CFR Part 62, Subpart E (Termination and Revocation of Programs). The revised Sec. 62.50 will retain many, but not all, of the provisions of the current regulations, and modifies the reasons for which sanctions may be imposed. One difference in the proposed regulation is the substitution of a panel of three Review Officers to conduct a ``paper review'' in lieu of a trial-type hearing. This streamlined review process will continue to provide full procedural due process rights. Subpart E, Sec. 62.60 proposes to amend existing regulations to provide for program termination in the case of failure to file an annual management audit, in program categories requiring such audits. A new Sec. 62.62 will provide for termination or denial of redesignation for an entire class of designated programs, if the Department determines that they compromise the national security of the United States, or no longer further the public diplomacy mission of the Department.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Sail Virginia 2007, Port of Hampton Roads, VA
Document Number: E7-10504
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing special local regulations for ``Sail Virginia 2007'' marine event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters before, during, and after Sail Virginia 2007 activities. This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the vicinity of the tall ship parade as the parade transits the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, the James and Elizabeth Rivers and Norfolk Harbor.
Safety Zones; Whales Transiting the San Francisco Bay and Delta Region, CA
Document Number: E7-10503
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary, moving safety zones on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay and Delta Region to contribute to the safety of the boating public where whales have been sighted swimming up river from the San Francisco Bay. These safety zones are established to ensure the safety of persons and vessels from hazards, injury, and damage associated with higher-than-normal levels of recreational boating traffic on the water as individuals attempt to view the whales. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
SS II of America, Inc.; Denial of Application for a Temporary Exemption From the Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E7-10501
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies the petition of SS II of America, Inc. (SS II) for a temporary exemption from the air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208 for the SS II Shelby Series II from September 1, 2006 through July 31, 2008. The basis for the application was that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\ We have determined that it would not be in the public interest or consistent with the Safety Act to grant an economic hardship exemption to permit this vehicle to be sold without air bags.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E7-10498
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Illinois Waterway, Beardstown, IL
Document Number: E7-10496
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operations of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge, Mile 88.8, at Beardstown, Illinois across the Illinois Waterway. The deviation is necessary to allow time for replacement of rail ties which only can be done when the bridge is in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation during a 4-hour interval each day for eight days in a two week period.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations
Document Number: E7-10495
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-10494
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: E7-10493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of revising the general emission rate for particulate matter.
Draft Guidance for Industry on Bioequivalence Recommendations for Specific Products
Document Number: E7-10492
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Bioequivalence Recommendations for Specific Products'' that describes a new process for making available recommendations on how to design product-specific bioequivalence (BE) studies to support abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). Under this process, applicants planning to carry out such studies in support of their ANDAs will be able to access BE study guidance on the FDA Web site. FDA believes that making this information available on the Internet will streamline the guidance process and will provide a meaningful opportunity for the public to consider and comment on product-specific BE study recommendations. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing the availability of the first group of draft product-specific BE recommendations.
Draft Guidances for Industry Describing Product-Specific Bioequivalence Recommendations; Availability
Document Number: E7-10491
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of draft guidances for industry that describe recommendations on how to design bioequivalence (BE) studies for 200 specific drug products to support abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). These draft guidances are being made available concurrently with the publication of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Draft Guidance for IndustryBioequivalence Recommendations for Specific Products'' (product specific BE recommendations). This draft guidance describes the new process for making available guidance on product-specific BE studies. Under the process described in the draft guidance, draft and final product-specific BE study guidance will be made available on the FDA Web site. FDA believes that making this information available on the Internet will streamline the guidance process and provide a meaningful opportunity for the public to consider and comment on product-specific BE study recommendations. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing the availability of a related guidance document entitled ``Draft Guidance for Industry Bioequivalence Recommendations for Specific Products.''
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: E7-10490
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purpose of revising the general emission rate for particulate matter.
Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnerships
Document Number: E7-10489
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
The National Energy Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Building Technologies Program, intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to select and fund multiple Energy Efficient Housing Partnership teams under the Building America program.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2003 Kawasaki VN1500-P1/P2 Series Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-10487
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2003 Kawasaki VN1500-P1/P2 series motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves
Document Number: E7-10486
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas (Florida) National Estuarine Research Reserve, the San Francisco Bay (California) National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Jacques Cousteau (New Jersey) National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Maryland Coastal Management Program, and the Florida Coastal Management Program. The Coastal Zone Management Program evaluations will be conducted pursuant to section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (CZMA) and regulations at 15 CFR part 923, Subpart L. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluations will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations at 15 CFR Part 921, Subpart E and Part 923, Subpart L. The CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states with respect to coastal program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Coastal Management Program document or Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. Each evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as part of each site visit. Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visits for the listed evaluations, and the dates, local times, and locations of the public meetings during the site visits. Dates and Times: The Guana Tolomato Matanzas (Florida) National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held July 17- 19, 2007. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at 6 p.m. at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The San Francisco Bay (California) National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held August 27-30, 2007. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the Farallon Room, Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, California. The Jacques Cousteau (New Jersey) National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held September 11-13, 2007. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Education Center, 130 Great Bay Boulevard, Tuckerton, New Jersey. The Maryland Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit will be held September 10-14, 2007. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Monday, September 10, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Tawes State Office Building, C-1 Conference Room, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis Maryland. The Florida Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit will be held September 17-21, 2007. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Building, Conference Room A, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006 Harley Davidson FX, FL, and XL Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-10484
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2006 Harley Davidson FX, FL, and XL motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2005 Honda CR-V Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-10483
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2005 Honda CR-V multipurpose passenger vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1986 and 1987 Volkswagen Transporter Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-10481
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 1986 and 1987 Volkswagen Transporter multipurpose passenger vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Office of the Director, Office of Translational Research; Availability of Report From Global Environmental Health Workshop: Request for Public Comments
Document Number: E7-10479
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
The NIEHS vision is to prevent disease and improve human health by using environmental sciences to understand human biology and human disease. NIEHS has prioritized Global Environmental Health (GEH) as a major initiative of its new strategic plan to implement its vision. To obtain advice and guidance on potential research strategies for global environmental health, the NIEHS held the Global Environmental Health Workshop on January 10, 2007, and now invites public comments on the workshop report.
Prospective Grant of Co-Exclusive License: Developing, Manufacturing and Selling Instruments, Reagents and Related Products and Providing Services Involving Sequencing Nucleic Acids, Including Without Limitations Diagnostic Devices and Services
Document Number: E7-10478
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of a co-exclusive license to practice the invention embodied in Patent Applications U.S. 60/151,580, filed August 29, 1999; PCT/US00/23736, filed August 29, 2000, U.S. 6,982,146 issued January 3, 2006, and USSN 11/204,367, filed August 12, 2005; entitled ``High Speed Parallel Molecular Nucleic Acid Sequencing'', to Invitrogen Corporation having a place of business in Carlsbad, California. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Wintering Population of the Piping Plover
Document Number: E7-10476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment, the reopening of the public comment period, and a public hearing on the proposed revised designation of critical habitat for the wintering population of the piping plover (Charadrius melodus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are reopening the public comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule and the associated draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment. The draft economic analysis finds that costs associated with conservation activities for the wintering population of the piping plover in North Carolina are forecasted to range from $0 to $12.2 million in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $21.1 million in lost trip expenditures in undiscounted dollars over the next 20 years, with an additional $32,000 to $79,000 in administrative costs. Discounted impacts are estimated to range from $0 to $6.2 million in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $10.6 million in lost trip expenditures over 20 years using a real rate of seven percent, with an additional $17,000 to $42,000 in administrative costs. This amounts to $0 to $503,000 in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $861,000 in lost trip expenditures, annually. Using a real rate of three percent, discounted impacts are estimated at $0 to $8.9 million in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $15.4 million in lost trip expenditures over the next 20 years, with an additional $24,000 to $59,000 in administrative costs. This amounts to $2,000 to $600,000 in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $1.0 million in lost trip expenditures, annually. The draft environmental assessment finds that designation of critical habitat would not impose any physical alteration of the physical or biological communities used by the wintering population of the piping plover, nor would it alter any social, cultural, or recreational resources or the use of such resources beyond current conditions or existing management strategies. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they will be incorporated into the public record and fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity in the United States
Document Number: E7-10475
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of State
The Educational Information and Resources Branch, Office of Global Educational Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (the Bureau) announces an open competition for a survey of International Educational Exchange Activity in the United States. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to conduct a statistical survey (census) of foreign nationals enrolled in institutions of higher learning in the United States. The survey must provide detailed individual student profile data and country-specific aggregate data that enumerate the numbers of foreign students and scholars from a given country affiliated with individual U.S. institutions. In addition, the report should include information about first-time enrollments to facilitate the analysis of enrollment trends. The survey, which should be conducted in the most cost-effective way possible, should identify the number of foreign students and scholars studying, conducting research, or teaching at all accredited universities and colleges in the United States during the 2007/2008 academic year (fall 2007 through summer 2008). Finally, the report should also include data about the number of American students studying abroad in credit-bearing programs of all types (year-long, semester, short-term and summer). Proposals should describe the methodology that will be used to collect the data and how the material will be analyzed and presented to the public. To the extent possible, cooperation is encouraged with the Department of Homeland Security on data comparison and sharing. Proposals must also include plans to establish an advisory board to provide assistance in identifying and framing policy issues that may need to be addressed by policy makers.
Notice of Availability of Supplement to the Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Diablo Canyon Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: E7-10471
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a supplement to the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Diablo Canyon Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) and publishing, for public comment, a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). NRC issued the EA and initial FONSI for this action on October 24, 2003, and subsequently issued a license for the Diablo Canyon ISFSI to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), on March 22, 2004. The license authorizes PG&E to receive, possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated radioactive materials resulting from the operation of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in an ISFSI at the site for a term of 20 years. NRC is issuing this supplement to the EA and draft FONSI in response to the June 2, 2006, decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace v. NRC, 449 F.3d 1016 (9th Cir. 2006). This supplement to the EA addresses the environmental impacts from potential terrorist acts against the Diablo Canyon ISFSI.
Preclosure Safety Analysis-Dose Performance Objectives and Radiation Protection Program; Availability of Final Interim Staff Guidance Document
Document Number: E7-10470
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of the final interim staff guidance (ISG) document, ``HLWRS-ISG-03 Preclosure Safety AnalysisDose Performance Objectives and Radiation Protection Program,'' and NRC responses to the public comments received on this document. The ISG clarifies or refines guidance provided in the Yucca Mountain Review Plan (YMRP) (NUREG-1804, Revision 2, July 2003). The YMRP provides guidance to NRC staff for evaluating a potential license application for a high-level radioactive waste geologic repository constructed or operated at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
Availability of Electronic Web-Based FSIS Form 10,240-1, Production Information on Post-Lethality Exposed Ready-To-Eat Products, With Revisions and Detailed Instructions
Document Number: E7-10469
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability of an electronic Web-based version of FSIS Form 10,240-1, Production Information on Post-Lethality Exposed Ready-to-Eat Products. This form is available for the first time for online submission. FSIS Form 10,240-1 will be used to collect information about the ready-to-eat (RTE) products produced by establishments.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
Document Number: E7-10465
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Kansas Disaster Number KS-00018
Document Number: E7-10464
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1699-DR), dated 05/06/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding. Incident Period: 05/04/2007 and continuing through 05/18/2007.
Maine Disaster Number ME-00008
Document Number: E7-10463
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Maine (FEMA-1693-DR ) , dated 05/09/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding. Incident Period: 04/15/2007 through 04/23/2007.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations
Document Number: E7-10462
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Small Business Administration's intentions to request approval on a new and/or currently approved information collection.
Public Federal Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Hearing; Region IX Regulatory Fairness Board
Document Number: E7-10460
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California
Document Number: E7-10457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (``COA''), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (Ventura County APCD). The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Ventura County APCD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Reissuance of the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities Located in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet (Permit Number AKG-31-5000)
Document Number: E7-10456
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, is publishing notice of availability of the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit authorizing discharges from exploration, development, and production platforms and related facilities in Cook Inlet, Alaska, pursuant to the provisions of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. The general permit contains conditions and limitations that conform to the Offshore and Coastal Subcategories of the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Effluent Limitations Guidelines, set forth at 40 CFR Part 435, subparts A and D, as well as additional requirements that ensure that the regulated discharges will not cause unreasonable degradation of the marine environment, as required by section 403(c) of the Clean Water Act (i.e., the Ocean Discharge Criteria), 33 U.S.C. 1343(c). New facilities seeking permit coverage must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) at least 30 days prior to discharge. The general permit expands the existing coverage area to include the Minerals Management Service Lease Sales Nos. 191 and 199, and the State waters adjoining those lease areas. The general permit also authorizes discharges from oil and gas exploration, development and production facilities, however, new development and production facilities are not authorized to discharge produced water, drilling fluids, or drill cuttings. A fact sheet has also been prepared which sets forth the principle factual, legal, policy, and scientific information considered in the development of the general permit.
MarkWest New Mexico L.P.; Notice of Proposed Changes in FERC Gas Tariff
Document Number: E7-10454
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Southern California Edison Company; Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: E7-10453
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission