Science Advisory Board; Notice of Open Meeting, 41497-41498 [E7-14581]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 145 / Monday, July 30, 2007 / Notices (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: July 19, 2007. Daniel J. Basta, Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 07–3680 Filed 7–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB55 Marine Mammals; File No. 633–1778 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Center for Coastal Studies, Principal Investigator: Richard Delaney, has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 633–1778. ADDRESSES: The amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9300; fax (978)281–9394; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandy Hutnak or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 21, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 13481) that a scientific research permit (No. 633– 1778), issued June 26, 2006 (71 FR 40995), had been requested by the above-named individual. A portion of the action area, as originally requested, was left out of the permit as an oversight, although it was previously analyzed. On March 11, 2007, the applicant requested that the permit be amended to include the entire action area, as requested in the original application. This amendment was issued on July 19, 2007. The requested amendment has been granted under the VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:24 Jul 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). This amendment extends the action area to include all U.S. waters of the North Atlantic Ocean (with the exception of the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico). In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a supplemental environmental assessment was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement. Issuance of this permit amendment, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit: (1) was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: July 25, 2007. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–14672 Filed 7–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board; Notice of Open Meeting Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41497 provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday August 22, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday August 23, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the web page http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/ meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Mystic Hilton Hotel, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, pending approval of a purchase order. Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute public comment period on August 22 (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director’s Office by August 15, 2007 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after August 15, 2007, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) the Merger of the Ocean Exploration and National Undersea Research Programs; (2) the Results from the Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group Workshop on Planning the Maiden Voyage of the Okeanos Explorer; (3) Nekton Studies around Bear Seamount; (4) Extended Continental Shelf Exploration; (5) Update on the NOAA Response to the External Review of NOAA’s Ecosystem Research and Science Enterprise; (6) Report on the NOAA Response to the National Research Council Decadal Survey; (7) Update on the NOAA Response to the Hurricane Intensity Research Working Group Reports; (8) the Results of the SAB Climate Working Group’s Climate Observations and Analysis Program Review; (9) Report on the Recommendations from the Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group; and (10) Updates from E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 41498 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 145 / Monday, July 30, 2007 / Notices SAB Working Groups on Partnerships, Fire Weather Research, and Social Science. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. Dated: July 23, 2007. Mark E. Brown Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E7–14581 Filed 7–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 29, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Christopher W. Cummings, Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, CFTC, (202) 418-5445; FAX: (202) 418-5426; e-mail: ccummings@cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0049. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters (OMB Control No. 3038–0049). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Commission Regulation 140.99 requires persons submitting requests for exemptive, no-action, and interpretative letters to provide specific written information, certified as to completeness and accuracy, and to update that information to reflect material changes. Regulation 140.99 was promulgated pursuant to the Commission’s rulemaking authority contained in section 8a(5) of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:24 Jul 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a(5) (2000). Regulation 41.3 requires securities brokers and dealers submitting requests for exemptive orders to provide specified written information in support of such requests. Regulation 41.3 was promulgated in response to the requirement in the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 that the Commission establish procedures for requesting such orders. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for the CFTC’s regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on May 23, 2007 (72 FR 28959). Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 6 hours per response. These estimates include the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Futures Commission Merchants, Introducing Brokers, Commodity Pool Operators, Commodity Trading Advisors, Associated Persons, Floor Brokers, Floor Traders, Securities Brokers and Dealers. Estimated number of respondents: 410. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,197 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Send comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the addresses listed below. Please refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0049 in any correspondence. Christopher W. Cummings, Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581; and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for CFTC, 725 17th Street, Washington, DC 20503. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: July 24, 2007. Eileen Donovan, Acting Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–3696 Filed 7–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038– 0054, Establishing Procedures for Entities Operating as Exempt Markets Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected costs and burden; it includes the actual data collection instruments [if any]. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 29, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Riva Spear Adriance, Division of Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418– 5494; FAX: (202) 418–5527; e-mail: radriance@cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0054. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Establishing Procedures for Entities Operating as Exempt Markets, OMB Control No. 3038–0054. This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Sections 2(h)(3) through (5) of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act) provides that exempt commercial markets are markets excluded from the Act’s other requirements. The rules implement the qualifying conditions of the exemption. Rule 36.3(a) implements the notification requirements, and rule 36.3(b)(1) establishes information requirements for exempt commercial markets consistent with section 2(h)(5)(B) of the Act. An exempt commercial market may provide the Commission with access to transactions conducted on the facility or it can satisfy its reporting requirements by complying with the Commission’s reporting requirements. The Act affirmatively vests the Commission with comprehensive anti-manipulation enforcement authority over these trading facilities. The Commission is E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 145 (Monday, July 30, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41497-41498]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-14581]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Science Advisory Board; Notice of Open Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and 
application of science to operations and information services. SAB 
activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of 
the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday August 22, 2007, 
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday August 23, 2007, from 10 a.m. 
to 3:45 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are 
subject to change. Please refer to the web page http://
www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting 
agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Mystic Hilton 
Hotel, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, pending approval 
of a purchase order. Please check the SAB Web site http://
www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-
minute public comment period on August 22 (check Web site to confirm 
time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings 
will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written 
statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal 
presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. 
Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB 
Executive Director's Office by August 15, 2007 to provide sufficient 
time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive 
Director after August 15, 2007, will be distributed to the SAB, but may 
not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a 
first-come, first-served basis.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) the Merger of the Ocean Exploration and National Undersea 
Research Programs; (2) the Results from the Ocean Exploration Advisory 
Working Group Workshop on Planning the Maiden Voyage of the Okeanos 
Explorer; (3) Nekton Studies around Bear Seamount; (4) Extended 
Continental Shelf Exploration; (5) Update on the NOAA Response to the 
External Review of NOAA's Ecosystem Research and Science Enterprise; 
(6) Report on the NOAA Response to the National Research Council 
Decadal Survey; (7) Update on the NOAA Response to the Hurricane 
Intensity Research Working Group Reports; (8) the Results of the SAB 
Climate Working Group's Climate Observations and Analysis Program 
Review; (9) Report on the Recommendations from the Data Archive and 
Access Requirements Working Group; and (10) Updates from

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SAB Working Groups on Partnerships, Fire Weather Research, and Social 
Science.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web 
site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: July 23, 2007.
Mark E. Brown
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, Office of 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
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