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E7–14818 Filed 8–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6732–01–P ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD 36 CFR Parts 1193 and 1194 Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines; Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has established a Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (Committee) to assist it in revising and updating accessibility guidelines for telecommunications products and accessibility standards for electronic and information technology. This notice announces the dates, times, and location of two upcoming conference calls. DATES: The conference calls are scheduled for August 21 and August 28, 2007 (beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Eastern time each day). ADDRESSES: Individuals can participate in the conference calls by dialing into the teleconference numbers which will be posted on the Access Board’s Web site at: http://www.access-board.gov/ sec508/update-index.htm. Individuals may also participate in the conference calls at the Access Board’s offices at 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004–1111. E:\FR\FM\03AUP1.SGM 03AUP1 43212 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 149 / Friday, August 3, 2007 / Proposed Rules pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Creagan, Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004–1111. Telephone number: 202–272–0016 (Voice); 202–272–0082 (TTY). Electronic mail address: creagan@access-board.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) established the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (Committee) to assist it in revising and updating accessibility guidelines for telecommunications products and accessibility standards for electronic and information technology. The next committee meetings will take place on August 21 and August 28, 2007 (both meetings will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time) by teleconference. The meeting on August 21 will focus on reports and recommendations from the Documentation and Technical Support subcommittee. The meeting on August 28 will focus on reports and recommendations from the Audio-Video subcommittee. The agendas, instructions (including information on captioning), and dial in telephone numbers for the teleconferences are available at http://www.accessboard.gov/sec508/update-index.htm. Notices of future meetings will be published in the Federal Register. The conference calls are open to the public and interested persons can dial into the teleconferences and communicate their views. Members of the public will have opportunities to address the committee on issues of interest to them and the committee during public comment periods scheduled during each conference call. Participants may call into the teleconferences from any location of their choosing. However, all participants must pre-register for each call. This will allow the Access Board to better manage the teleconferences and to provide additional information as needed. Any persons intending to participate must notify Timothy Creagan at creagan@access-board.gov by August 15 of their intent to attend the August 21 teleconference and by August 22 of their intent to attend the August 28 teleconference. The Access Board has very limited space at its office which will be available during the conference calls. Anyone wishing to participate on the call at the Access Board must contact Timothy Creagan by these dates to pre-register. Sign language VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:21 Aug 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 interpreters, an assistive listening system, and real-time captioning will be provided at the Access Board’s offices during the teleconferences. For the comfort of other participants, persons attending the teleconferences at the Access Board’s offices are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances. James J. Raggio, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E7–15062 Filed 8–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 3 [EPA–HQ–OEI–2003–0001; FRL–8449–9] RIN 2025–AA07 Extension of Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule Deadline for Authorized Programs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: EPA is proposing to amend the Final Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) deadline for authorized programs (states, tribes, or local governments) with existing electronic document receiving systems to submit an application for EPA approval to revise or modify their authorized programs. This action proposes to extend the current October 13, 2007, deadline until October 13, 2008. Additionally, in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register, EPA is making this revision as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If the Agency receives no relevant adverse comment, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. SUMMARY: Written comments must be received by September 4, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OEI–2003–0001,by mail to CROMERR Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier by following the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Huffer, Office of Environmental PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Evi Information (2823T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; (202) 566–1697; huffer.evi@epa.gov, or David Schwarz, Office of Environmental Information (2823T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; (202) 566–1704; schwarz.david@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What Does This Rule Do? This rule proposes to provide temporary regulatory relief to states, tribes, and local governments with ‘‘authorized programs’’ as defined in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 3.3. Any such authorized program that operates an ‘‘existing electronic document receiving system’’ as defined in 40 CFR 3.3 will have an additional year to submit an application to revise or modify its authorized program to meet the requirements of 40 CFR part 3. Specifically, this rule proposes to amend 40 CFR 3.1000(a)(3) by extending the October 13, 2007, deadline to October 13, 2008. II. Why Is EPA Issuing This Proposed Rule? EPA proposes to extend the current due date for submitting applications under CROMERR for authorized programs with existing electronic document receiving systems, and imposes no additional requirements beyond those imposed by the underlying final rule (70 FR 59848, October 13, 2007). EPA has published a direct final rule in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register because EPA views this as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this action in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comment, the Agency will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comment, the Agency will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all relevant public comments in any subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this proposed rule or the direct final rule listed elsewhere in today’s Federal Register must do so at this time. For further information about commenting, please see the ADDRESSES section of this document. E:\FR\FM\03AUP1.SGM 03AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 149 (Friday, August 3, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 43211-43212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-15062]


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ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

36 CFR Parts 1193 and 1194


Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines; Electronic and 
Information Technology Accessibility Standards

AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 
(Access Board) has established a Telecommunications and Electronic and 
Information Technology Advisory Committee (Committee) to assist it in 
revising and updating accessibility guidelines for telecommunications 
products and accessibility standards for electronic and information 
technology. This notice announces the dates, times, and location of two 
upcoming conference calls.

DATES: The conference calls are scheduled for August 21 and August 28, 
2007 (beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Eastern time each day).

ADDRESSES: Individuals can participate in the conference calls by 
dialing into the teleconference numbers which will be posted on the 
Access Board's Web site at: http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/update-
index.htm. Individuals may also participate in the conference calls at 
the Access Board's offices at 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, 
Washington, DC 20004-1111.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Creagan, Office of Technical 
and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-
1111. Telephone number: 202-272-0016 (Voice); 202-272-0082 (TTY). 
Electronic mail address: creagan@access-board.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Architectural and Transportation 
Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) established the 
Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory 
Committee (Committee) to assist it in revising and updating 
accessibility guidelines for telecommunications products and 
accessibility standards for electronic and information technology. The 
next committee meetings will take place on August 21 and August 28, 
2007 (both meetings will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time) by 
teleconference. The meeting on August 21 will focus on reports and 
recommendations from the Documentation and Technical Support 
subcommittee. The meeting on August 28 will focus on reports and 
recommendations from the Audio-Video subcommittee. The agendas, 
instructions (including information on captioning), and dial in 
telephone numbers for the teleconferences are available at http://
www.access-board.gov/sec508/update-index.htm. Notices of future 
meetings will be published in the Federal Register.
    The conference calls are open to the public and interested persons 
can dial into the teleconferences and communicate their views. Members 
of the public will have opportunities to address the committee on 
issues of interest to them and the committee during public comment 
periods scheduled during each conference call.
    Participants may call into the teleconferences from any location of 
their choosing. However, all participants must pre-register for each 
call. This will allow the Access Board to better manage the 
teleconferences and to provide additional information as needed. Any 
persons intending to participate must notify Timothy Creagan at 
creagan@access-board.gov by August 15 of their intent to attend the 
August 21 teleconference and by August 22 of their intent to attend the 
August 28 teleconference. The Access Board has very limited space at 
its office which will be available during the conference calls. Anyone 
wishing to participate on the call at the Access Board must contact 
Timothy Creagan by these dates to pre-register. Sign language 
interpreters, an assistive listening system, and real-time captioning 
will be provided at the Access Board's offices during the 
teleconferences. For the comfort of other participants, persons 
attending the teleconferences at the Access Board's offices are 
requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances.

James J. Raggio,
General Counsel.
 [FR Doc. E7-15062 Filed 8-2-07; 8:45 am]
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