Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of Central Indiana To Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
On March 26, 2007, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted a request for EPA approval of a redesignation of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby Counties (the Central Indiana Area) to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). IDEM also requested EPA approval of an ozone maintenance plan for this area as a revision of the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA proposes to determine that the Central Indiana Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA proposes to approve Indiana's request to redesignate the Central Indiana Area to attainment of the 8- hour ozone NAAQS and to approve the State's ozone maintenance plan for this area as a revision of the Indiana SIP. Finally, EPA proposes to approve Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Central Indiana Area, as supported by the ozone maintenance plan for this area, for purposes of transportation conformity determinations.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Request for Nominations for 2007 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program
EPA established the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program in February, 2000. This is an annual awards program to recognize outstanding and innovative efforts that support progress in achieving clean air. This notice announces the competition for the Year 2007 program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA ICR No. 1591.24, OMB Control No. 2060-0277
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 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 October 31, 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.
Revision of Fruits and Vegetables Import Regulations; Correction
We are correcting an error in the amendatory instructions in our final rule that revised and reorganized the regulations pertaining to the importation of fruits and vegetables. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2007 (72 FR 39482-39528, Docket No. APHIS 2005-0106).
Black Stem Rust; Addition of Rust-Resistant Varieties
On June 12, 2007, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a direct final rule. (See 72 FR 32165-32167.) The direct final rule notified the public of our intention to amend the black stem rust quarantine and regulations by adding four varieties to the list of rust-resistant Berberis species or cultivars in the regulations. We did not receive any written adverse comments or written notice of intent to submit adverse comments in response to the direct final rule.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers
Each year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by the Write-Your-Own (WYO) program Financial Assistance/ Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement) to notify the private insurance companies (Companies) and make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Arrangement. In keeping with that requirement, this notice provides the terms to the Companies to subscribe or re-subscribe to the Arrangement.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on August 16, 2007. This meeting is a continuation of the discussion of training and experience implementation issues in the medical community, from the June 12, 2007, ACMUI meeting. The meeting will be a discussion of various items related to the training and experience criteria in 10 CFR part 35, to include, but not limited to: the preceptor statement and the issue of the non-availability of preceptors; radiation safety officer requirements; and the grandfathering of diplomates. A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be obtained at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/ agenda or by contacting Ashley M. Tull at the contact information below.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Construction Standard on Cranes and Derricks (29 CFR 1926.550). The Standard is designed to protect employees who work with, or in the vicinity of, cranes or derricks.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License; SurTec International, GmbH
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to SurTec International, GmbH, of 9 Skyline Drive, West Orange, NJ 07052 and SurTec International, GmbH, Stuckerstrasse 18, D- 64673, Zwingenberg, Germany, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea and all member countries of the European Patent Convention, the Government- owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 6,669,764: Pretreatment for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys, Navy Case No. 8,4379.//U.S. Patent Application. Serial No. 11/058,533: Process for Sealing Phosphoric Acid Anodized Aluminums, Navy Case No. 95892.//U.S. Patent. Application Serial No. 11/116,166: Composition and Process for Preparing Chromium- Zirconium Coatings on Metal Substrates, Navy Case No. 96343. //U.S. Patent Application. Serial No. 11/116,165: Composition and Process for Preparing Protective Coatings on Metal Substrates, Navy Case No. 97039 in the field of corrosion prevention.
Fee Schedule for Processing Requests for Map Changes, for Flood Insurance Study Backup Data, and for National Flood Insurance Program Map and Insurance Products
This notice contains the revised fee schedules for processing certain types of requests for changes to national Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) maps, for processing requests for Flood Insurance Study (FIS) technical and administrative support data, and for processing requests for particular NFIP map and insurance products. The changes in the fee schedules will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reduce further the expenses to the NFIP by recovering more fully the costs associated with processing conditional and final map change requests; retrieving, reproducing, and distributing technical and administrative support data related to FIS analyses and mapping; and producing, retrieving, and distributing particular NFIP map and insurance products.
Composition of Proxy Groups for Determining Gas and Oil Pipeline Return on Equity
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing to modify its current policy regarding the composition of proxy groups used to determine return on equity for natural gas and oil pipelines under the Discounted Cash Flow Methodology. Under the proposed policy statement, the Commission would permit Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) to be included in the proxy group, subject to certain conditions. The Commission proposes to leave to individual cases the determination of the specific MLPs to be included in the proxy group used to determine return on equity in that case.
Organization; Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Associate Attorney General
This rule amends the regulations that describe the structure, functions, and responsibilities of the Offices of the Deputy Attorney General and Associate Attorney General, United States Department of Justice.
Food Substances Affirmed as Generally Recognized as Safe in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals; Ethyl Alcohol Containing Ethyl Acetate
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations for food substances affirmed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) in feed and drinking water of animals to correct a cross-reference. This action is being taken to improve the accuracy of the regulations.
New Animal Drugs For Use in Animal Feeds; Ractopamine and Tylosin
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval of a supplemental new animal drug application (NADA) filed by Elanco Animal Health. The supplemental NADA revises the indications for use of two-way combination Type B and Type C medicated swine feeds formulated with ractopamine hydrochloride and tylosin phosphate.
Regulated Navigation Area; Mississippi River, Eighty-One Mile Point
The Coast Guard has amended the regulated navigation area (RNA) for the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) mile marker (MM) 233.9 through South and South West Passes by establishing mandatory check-in procedures for vessels transiting on the waters of the Mississippi River between (MM) 167.5 LMR and 187.9 LMR. This rule is needed to minimize the risk of collisions, allisions, and groundings occurring as a result of vessels meeting unanticipated traffic in the vicinity of Eighty-One Mile Point, MM 178 LMR. This rule requires vessels, subject to the Bridge to Bridge Radiotelephone Act (33 U.S.C. 26), to notify Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans (VTC New Orleans) prior to entering or getting underway in this section of the RNA.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0019, 1625-0062, 1625-0082, and 1625-0092
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the Coast Guard is forwarding four Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0019, Alternative Compliance for International and Inland Navigation Rules 33 CFR Parts 81 and 89; (2) 1625-0062, Approval of Alterations to Marine Portable Tanks; Approval of Non-Specification Portable Tanks; (3) 1625-0082, Navigation Safety Information and Emergency Instructions for Certain Towing Vessels; and (4) 1625-0092, Sewage and Graywater Discharge Records for Certain Cruise Vessels Operating on Alaskan Waters. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Tesla Motors, Inc.; Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From the Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR Part 555, Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla Motors) has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from certain advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The basis for the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\
National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will be meeting by teleconference: the meeting will be partially closed.
Science and Technology Directorate; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
DHS announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate reasonable siting alternatives for the construction and operation of the proposed NBAF. DHS invites individuals, organizations, and agencies to present oral or written comments concerning the scope of the EIS, including the environmental issues and alternatives that the EIS should address.
Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.
National Toxicology Program (NTP); Report on Carcinogens (RoC) Availability of the Draft Background Documents on Captafol and ortho-Nitrotoluene and Request for Public Comment on the Draft Background Documents; Announcement of the Captafol and the ortho-Nitrotoluene Expert Panel Meeting
The NTP announces the availability of the draft background documents for captafol and ortho-nitrotoluene on August 1, 2007, from the RoC Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/10091 see captafol or ortho-nitrotoluene) or in printed text from the RoC (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below). The NTP invites the submission of public comments on the two draft background documents (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below). The expert panel will meet on October 15-16, 2007, at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to peer review the draft background documents for captafol and ortho- nitrotoluene and once completed make a recommendation regarding the listing status (i.e., known to be a human carcinogen, reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen, or not to list) for captafol and ortho-nitrotoluene in the 12th Edition of the RoC (12th RoC). The RoC expert panel meeting is open to the public with time scheduled for oral public comments. Attendance is limited only by the available meeting room space. Following the expert panel meeting and completion of the expert panel report, the NTP will post the final version of the background documents and the expert panel peer review reports on the RoC Web site.