Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit to Construct a New Cattle Crossing to the East of an Existing Cattle Crossing Near San Luis, AZ, 37304-37305 [E7-13212]

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E7–13214 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4710–11–P rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5863] U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jul 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 4710–11–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5865] Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit to Construct a New Cattle Crossing to the East of an Existing Cattle Crossing Near San Luis, AZ ACTION: Department of State. Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has received an application for a Presidential permit authorizing the construction of a new cattle crossing (the ‘‘San Luis Cattle Crossing’’) at the United States-Mexican border 2,500 feet (approximately half a mile) east of an existing cattle crossing near San Luis, Arizona. The closing of the existing cattle crossing and its relocation to a new location PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approximately half a mile to the east is necessitated by construction of the new San Luis II commercial border crossing (scheduled to begin in the summer of 2007) at the location of the existing cattle crossing. This application has been filed by the Greater Yuma Port Authority (GYPA), the original applicant for the San Luis II commercial border crossing project. A Presidential permit for the San Luis II commercial border crossing was issued by the Department of State, effective June 30, 2007, to the General Services Administration (GSA). The Department of State has determined that, under Executive Order 11423, as amended, a separate Presidential permit is required for the San Luis cattle crossing since it would constitute a new piercing of the border. The Department of State’s jurisdiction with respect to this application is based upon Executive Order 11423, dated August 16, 1968, as amended, which authorizes the Secretary of State to receive all applications for permits for the construction, connection, operation or maintenance at the borders of the United States of ‘‘border crossings for land transportation * * * to or from a foreign country’’ whether or not in conjunction with ‘‘facilities for the transportation of persons or things, or both, to or from a foreign country.’’ According to the application, the relocation of the existing San Luis cattle crossing would primarily involve the dismantling of the existing cattle pens (most of which are on the Mexican side of the border) and their construction or reassembly at the new site. The Department is in possession of an Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in connection with the Department’s evaluation of the Presidential permit application for the San Luis II commercial border crossing and intends to also use that EA in connection with its evaluation of the San Luis cattle crossing. The Department has determined, however, that this EA does not adequately address the issues of the odor and manure that would be generated at the proposed new cattle crossing site, as well as the issue of water and sewage services at the new cattle crossing site. In light of that determination, the GYPA has submitted to the Department of State an EA addendum that specifically addresses these environmental concerns. As provided in E.O. 11423, the Department is circulating the GYPA application, along with the EA and the EA Addendum, to concerned agencies for comment. E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 130 / Monday, July 9, 2007 / Notices Interested parties are invited to submit written comments relative to this application on or before July 27, 2007 to Daniel D. Darrach, Coordinator, U.S.Mexico Border Affairs, WHA/MEX, HST Room 4258, Department of State, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel D. Darrach, Coordinator, U.S.Mexico Border Affairs, WHA/MEX, HST Room 4258, Department of State, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520. Telephone: (202) 647–8529, fax: (202) 647–5752. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The application and related documents that are a part of the record to be considered by the Department of State in connection with this application are available for review in the Office of Mexican Affairs, Border Affairs Unit, Department of State, during normal business hours throughout the comment period. Any questions related to this notice may be addressed to Mr. Darrach using the contact information above. DATES: Dated: June 29, 2007. Richard M. Sanders, Acting Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–13212 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection. This project involves collecting data from individual applicants who have recently taken, for the first time, and passed an oral and/ or practical Airframe and/or Powerplant (A and/or P) Mechanic Certification test. DATES: Please submit comments by September 7, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney on (202) 267–9895, or by e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. 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The goal of this effort is ‘‘to reduce the number of fatal accidents in general aviation’’ by identifying areas of concern so that the FAA may affect corrections in FAA policy, guidance material, and FAA-sponsored programs in order to improve the overall quality of the designated mechanic examiner oral and/or practical test program. Federal Highway Administration Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Mauney, Room 712, Federal Aviation Administration, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. Comments Are Invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. ADDRESSES: Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; 2008 Newly Certificated Airframe and/or Powerplant Mechanics: Assessment of the Mechanic’s Practical Test Program 37305 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2007. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. 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[FR Doc No: E7-13212]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5865]


Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit to 
Construct a New Cattle Crossing to the East of an Existing Cattle 
Crossing Near San Luis, AZ

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has 
received an application for a Presidential permit authorizing the 
construction of a new cattle crossing (the ``San Luis Cattle 
Crossing'') at the United States-Mexican border 2,500 feet 
(approximately half a mile) east of an existing cattle crossing near 
San Luis, Arizona. The closing of the existing cattle crossing and its 
relocation to a new location approximately half a mile to the east is 
necessitated by construction of the new San Luis II commercial border 
crossing (scheduled to begin in the summer of 2007) at the location of 
the existing cattle crossing. This application has been filed by the 
Greater Yuma Port Authority (GYPA), the original applicant for the San 
Luis II commercial border crossing project. A Presidential permit for 
the San Luis II commercial border crossing was issued by the Department 
of State, effective June 30, 2007, to the General Services 
Administration (GSA). The Department of State has determined that, 
under Executive Order 11423, as amended, a separate Presidential permit 
is required for the San Luis cattle crossing since it would constitute 
a new piercing of the border.
    The Department of State's jurisdiction with respect to this 
application is based upon Executive Order 11423, dated August 16, 1968, 
as amended, which authorizes the Secretary of State to receive all 
applications for permits for the construction, connection, operation or 
maintenance at the borders of the United States of ``border crossings 
for land transportation * * * to or from a foreign country'' whether or 
not in conjunction with ``facilities for the transportation of persons 
or things, or both, to or from a foreign country.'' According to the 
application, the relocation of the existing San Luis cattle crossing 
would primarily involve the dismantling of the existing cattle pens 
(most of which are on the Mexican side of the border) and their 
construction or reassembly at the new site. The Department is in 
possession of an Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in connection 
with the Department's evaluation of the Presidential permit application 
for the San Luis II commercial border crossing and intends to also use 
that EA in connection with its evaluation of the San Luis cattle 
crossing. The Department has determined, however, that this EA does not 
adequately address the issues of the odor and manure that would be 
generated at the proposed new cattle crossing site, as well as the 
issue of water and sewage services at the new cattle crossing site. In 
light of that determination, the GYPA has submitted to the Department 
of State an EA addendum that specifically addresses these environmental 
concerns. As provided in E.O. 11423, the Department is circulating the 
GYPA application, along with the EA and the EA Addendum, to concerned 
agencies for comment.

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DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments 
relative to this application on or before July 27, 2007 to Daniel D. 
Darrach, Coordinator, U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs, WHA/MEX, HST Room 
4258, Department of State, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel D. Darrach, Coordinator, U.S.-
Mexico Border Affairs, WHA/MEX, HST Room 4258, Department of State, 
2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520. Telephone: (202) 647-8529, fax: 
(202) 647-5752.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The application and related documents that 
are a part of the record to be considered by the Department of State in 
connection with this application are available for review in the Office 
of Mexican Affairs, Border Affairs Unit, Department of State, during 
normal business hours throughout the comment period. Any questions 
related to this notice may be addressed to Mr. Darrach using the 
contact information above.

    Dated: June 29, 2007.
Richard M. Sanders,
Acting Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E7-13212 Filed 7-6-07; 8:45 am]
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