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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 111 / Monday, June 11, 2007 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2007. D.J. Stadtler, Director, Office of Budget, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. E7–11154 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. rmajette on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting in preparation for the 31st session of the United Nation’s Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE) to be held July 2–6, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, input will be solicited on a five year agenda prioritizing PHMSA’s international work. DATES: Wednesday June 20, 2007; 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the new DOT Headquarters, West Building, Conference Rooms 8, 9 and 10, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Duane Pfund, Director, Office of International Standards, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–0656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of this meeting will be to prepare for the 31st session of the UNSCOE and to discuss draft U.S. postions on UNSCOE proposals. The 31st session of the UNSCOE is the first meeting in the current biennium cycle. The UNSCOE will consider proposals for the 16th Revised Edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations which will come into force in the international regulations from January 1, 2011. Topics to be covered during the public meetings include: Transport of limited quantities and consumer commodities, classification and transport of explosives, transport of fireworks, subsidiary labeling for toxic by inhalation liquids, testing of aerosols, harmonization with the IAEA VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:15 Mar 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 Regulations for the safe transport of radioactive materials, guiding principles for the development of the Model Regulations, and various miscellaneous proposals related to listing, classification, and hazard communication. In addition to soliciting comments on proposals to be considered at UNSCOE’s 31st session, we are also soliciting comments on possible work items for future UNSCOE meetings. To ensure transparency, stakeholder participation, and accountability, we are in addition developing a five-year agenda to establish priorties for our international work. This planning mechanism will allow us to forecast new technology developments and ensure appropriate safety regulations are implemented in a timely manner. The public is invited to attend without prior notification. Due to the heightened security measures participants are encouraged to arrive early to allow time for security checks necessary to obtain access to the building. In lieu of conducting a public meeting after the 31st session of the UNSCOE to present the results of the session, PHMSA will place a copy of the Sub-Committee’s report and an updated copy of the pre-meeting summary document on PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Safety Homepage at http:// hazmat.dot.gov/regs/intl/ instandards.htm. Documents Copies of documents for the UNSCOE meeting and the meeting agenda may be obtained by downloading them from the United Natins Transport Division’s web site at: http://www.unece.org/trans/ main/dgdb/dgsubc/c32007.html. This site may also be accessed through PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Safety homepage at http://hazmat.dot.gov/ regs/intl/intstandards.htm. PHMSA’s site provides additional information regarding the UNSCOE and related matters such as a summary of decisions taken at previous sessions of the UNSCOE. Robert A. Richard, Deputy Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 07–2868 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–M PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32161 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 672] Rail Transportation of Resources Critical to the Nation’s Energy Supply AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of public hearing. SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in the Ground Floor Conference Room of the Richard Bolling Federal Building, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106. The purpose of the public hearing will be to examine issues related to the efficiency and reliability of rail transportation of resources critical to the nation’s energy supply, including coal, ethanol, and biofuels. DATES: The public hearing will take place on July 18, 2007. Any person wishing to speak at the hearing should file with the Board a written notice of intent to participate, and should identify the party, the proposed speaker, the time requested, and the topic(s) to be covered, as soon as possible but no later than June 19, 2007. Each speaker should also file with the Board his/her written testimony by July 5, 2007. Written submissions by interested persons who do not wish to appear at the hearing will also be due by July 5, 2007. If a party intends to use audiovisual materials at the hearing, those materials should be submitted to the Board in electronic form by July 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: All notices of intent to participate and testimony may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and otherwise comply with the instructions at the EFILING link on the Board’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send an original and 10 copies of the filing to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: STB Ex Parte No. 672, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Timothy Strafford, (202) 245–0356. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, created by Congress in 1996 to take over many of the functions E:\ERIC\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 rmajette on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS 32162 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 111 / Monday, June 11, 2007 / Notices previously performed by the Interstate Commerce Commission, exercises broad authority over transportation by rail carriers, including regulation of railroad rates and service (49 U.S.C. 10701– 10747, 11101–11124), as well as the construction, acquisition, operation, and abandonment of rail lines (49 U.S.C. 10901–10907) and railroad line sales, consolidations, mergers, and common control arrangements (49 U.S.C. 10902, 11323–11327). The Board views the reliability of the nation’s energy supply as crucial to this nation’s economic and national security, and the transportation by rail of coal and other energy resources as a vital link in the energy supply chain. The Board will hold a public hearing, as a forum for interested persons to provide views and information about issues relating to the efficiency and reliability of rail transportation of resources critical to the nation’s energy supply. Date of Hearing. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 in the Ground Floor Conference Room of the Richard Bolling Federal Building, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106, and will continue, with breaks as necessary, until every person scheduled to speak has been heard. The Richard Bolling Federal Building is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All employees and visitors must present a valid form of photo identification and pass screening before being granted access into the building. Visitors will have access to public areas only. Notice of Intent To Participate. Any person wishing to speak at the hearing should file with the Board a written notice of intent to participate, and should identify the party, the proposed speaker, the time requested, and topic(s) to be covered, as soon as possible, but no later than June 19, 2007. Testimony. Each speaker should file with the Board his/her written testimony by July 5, 2007. Also, any interested person who wishes to submit a written statement without appearing at the July 18 hearing should file that statement by July 5, 2007. If a party intends to use audio-visual materials at the hearing, those materials should be submitted to the Board in electronic form by July 13, 2007. Board Releases and Live Audio Available Via the Internet. Decisions and notices of the Board, including this notice, are available on the Board’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Information concerning the availability of live audio streaming of this hearing will be included in the decision scheduling speaker times. VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:15 Mar 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Dated: June 6, 2007. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Dated: June 5, 2007. Gordon H. Mansfield, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–11223 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. E7–11236 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development. ACTION: Notice of Intent. 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DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the published patent applications may be obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is in the public interest to so license these inventions as Bioceuticals, Inc. submitted a complete and sufficient application for a license. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published Notice, the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development. ACTION: Notice of Intent. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is in the public interest to so license these inventions as Perlegen Sciences, Inc. submitted a complete and sufficient application for a license. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published Notice, the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. E:\ERIC\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 111 (Monday, June 11, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-11236]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 672]


Rail Transportation of Resources Critical to the Nation's Energy 
Supply

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing 
beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in the Ground Floor 
Conference Room of the Richard Bolling Federal Building, 601 East 12th 
Street, Kansas City, MO 64106. The purpose of the public hearing will 
be to examine issues related to the efficiency and reliability of rail 
transportation of resources critical to the nation's energy supply, 
including coal, ethanol, and biofuels.

DATES: The public hearing will take place on July 18, 2007. Any person 
wishing to speak at the hearing should file with the Board a written 
notice of intent to participate, and should identify the party, the 
proposed speaker, the time requested, and the topic(s) to be covered, 
as soon as possible but no later than June 19, 2007. Each speaker 
should also file with the Board his/her written testimony by July 5, 
2007. Written submissions by interested persons who do not wish to 
appear at the hearing will also be due by July 5, 2007. If a party 
intends to use audio-visual materials at the hearing, those materials 
should be submitted to the Board in electronic form by July 13, 2007.

ADDRESSES: All notices of intent to participate and testimony may be 
submitted either via the Board's e-filing format or in the traditional 
paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and 
otherwise comply with the instructions at the E-FILING link on the 
Board's Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Any person submitting a 
filing in the traditional paper format should send an original and 10 
copies of the filing to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: STB Ex 
Parte No. 672, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Timothy Strafford, (202) 245-0356. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, created by Congress in 1996 to 
take over many of the functions

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previously performed by the Interstate Commerce Commission, exercises 
broad authority over transportation by rail carriers, including 
regulation of railroad rates and service (49 U.S.C. 10701-10747, 11101-
11124), as well as the construction, acquisition, operation, and 
abandonment of rail lines (49 U.S.C. 10901-10907) and railroad line 
sales, consolidations, mergers, and common control arrangements (49 
U.S.C. 10902, 11323-11327).
    The Board views the reliability of the nation's energy supply as 
crucial to this nation's economic and national security, and the 
transportation by rail of coal and other energy resources as a vital 
link in the energy supply chain. The Board will hold a public hearing, 
as a forum for interested persons to provide views and information 
about issues relating to the efficiency and reliability of rail 
transportation of resources critical to the nation's energy supply.
    Date of Hearing. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 
July 18, 2007 in the Ground Floor Conference Room of the Richard 
Bolling Federal Building, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106, 
and will continue, with breaks as necessary, until every person 
scheduled to speak has been heard. The Richard Bolling Federal Building 
is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All employees and 
visitors must present a valid form of photo identification and pass 
screening before being granted access into the building. Visitors will 
have access to public areas only.
    Notice of Intent To Participate. Any person wishing to speak at the 
hearing should file with the Board a written notice of intent to 
participate, and should identify the party, the proposed speaker, the 
time requested, and topic(s) to be covered, as soon as possible, but no 
later than June 19, 2007.
    Testimony. Each speaker should file with the Board his/her written 
testimony by July 5, 2007. Also, any interested person who wishes to 
submit a written statement without appearing at the July 18 hearing 
should file that statement by July 5, 2007. If a party intends to use 
audio-visual materials at the hearing, those materials should be 
submitted to the Board in electronic form by July 13, 2007.
    Board Releases and Live Audio Available Via the Internet. Decisions 
and notices of the Board, including this notice, are available on the 
Board's Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Information concerning the 
availability of live audio streaming of this hearing will be included 
in the decision scheduling speaker times.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Dated: June 6, 2007.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-11236 Filed 6-8-07; 8:45 am]
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