Constitution Road Drum Site Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia; Notice of Settlement
Under section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Constitution Road Drum Superfund Site located in Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia.
Base Closure and Realignment
This Notice is provided pursuant to section 2905(b)(7)(B)(ii) of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. It provides a partial list of military installations closing or realigning pursuant to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Report. It also provides a corresponding listing of a successor Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) for Fort Monroe, Virginia recognized by the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), as well as the point of contact, address, and telephone number for the successor LRA for this installation. Representatives of state and local governments, homeless providers, and other parties interested in the redevelopment of the installation should contact the person or organization listed. The following information will also be published simultaneously in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the installation. There will be additional Notices providing this same information about LRAs for other closing or realigning installations where surplus government property is available as those LRAs are recognized by the OEA.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. The Board meets three times each calendar year at different locations along the U.S.-Mexico border and in Washington, DC. It was created by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act of 1992. An Executive Order delegates implementing authority to the Administrator of EPA. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the President on environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the States contiguous to Mexico. The statute calls for the Board to have representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; tribal representation; and a variety of non-governmental officials. One purpose of this meeting is hear presentations on local environmental issues as well as the theme selected for the Board's Eleventh Report, natural disasters and the environment. The meeting also will include a public comment session and a business meeting on the second day. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb.
30 Day Notice of Submission to the Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment
Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on a proposed new collection of information (OMB 1024-XXXX).
National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss currently authorized and proposed memorials in the District of Columbia and its environs. In addition to discussing general matters and conducting routine business, the Commission will review the status of legislative proposals intoduced in the 110th Congress to establish memorials in the District of Columbia and its environs, as follows:
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Alaska OCS Region, Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea, Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sales for Years 2007 to 2012
On August 23, 2007, pursuant to 30 CFR 256 and 40 CFR 1501.7 as a matter of information to the public, the MMS published in the Federal Register a Call for Information and Nomination and Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea OCS planning areas. The Call is the initial step of a multiple sale process that incorporates planning and analysis for the Alaska lease sales included in the proposed final OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2007- 2012. We inadvertently omitted a page-size map of the Beaufort Sea Planning Area which should have accompanied a page-size map of the Chukchi Sea Planning Area and instead included two duplicate page-size maps of the Chukchi Sea Planning Area. The correct Beaufort Sea Planning Area map accompanies this notice.
Contracts Under the Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; Change of Address for the Claims Branch
The Indian Health Service is amending its regulations governing contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to reflect a change of address due to the relocation of the Claims Branch.
Environmental Impact Statement: Washington County, Pennsylvania
This notice rescinds the previous Notice of Intent (issued January 13, 1997) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed highway project between Interstate 79 and the Mon/Fayette Expressway, southwest of the city of Pittsburgh.
Lincoln National Forest; New Mexico; Perk-Grindstone III Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project
On September 22, 2006, the Federal Register published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Perk-Grindstone III Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project on the Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District (71 FR 55419-55421). That document estimated that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement would be available February 2007, and would require a single forest plan amendment, correction of both the estimated date and the number of forest plan amendments is necessary. Correction: In the Federal Register of September 22, 2006, in FR Doc. 71-184, on page 55419, in the first column, correct the DATES caption, second sentence to read: The draft EIS is expected to be available for public review in January 2008 and the final EIS is expected to be published in June 2008. In the Federal Register of September 22, 2006, in FR Doc. 71-184, on page 55419, in the third column, additional information must be added to the Proposed Action caption, first and second paragraph to read: Proposed forest management work includes noncommercial thinning, commercial thinning involving removal of logs and slash by ground-based skidding or helicopter, ground-based machine work and hand work to pile thinning slash, and slash-pile burning or broadcast burning to dispose of or reduce woody fuels. On existing roads used to support these treatments, maintenance work including forestry best management practices would be performed. Up to 14 miles of road may be constructed or reconstructed, these road will be developed to facilitate proper ground-based skidding and access log-landing areas. Upon completion of logging and other mechanized treatments, temporary roads would be rehabilitated and closed. The remaining roads, needed for long term access would be closed by installing gates or other barriers at road entrances to eliminate motor vehicle use on the road (Forest Plan, p. 47). Closed roads may be reopened when needed for subsequent fuel reduction or other management activities, and then closed following completion of that activity (Forest Plan, p. 37). Closed roads may be used as trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback-riding. The proposed forest management treatments and roadwork integrated various detail design-features to conserve cultural or historical sites, air quality, soil, water quality, wildlife, native plants and trees, scenery, and recreation. To achieve desired conditions for the area, the proposed action involves some removal of commercial-size trees from areas of protected habitat of the Mexican spotted owl, a threatened species. Under the current forest plan as amended, these treatments to reduce fuels near urban areas are anticipated; nonetheless, they are a departure from the forestwide standards and guidelines adopted to implement the recovery plan for this species. Additionally, the proposed action will remove canopy cover within Northern goshawk post-fledging areas. Northern goshawk is a Regional Forester sensitive species. These areas may not meet forest plan standards and guidelines for canopy cover. Forest plan standards and guidelines also restrict operation of wheeled of tracked logging equipment to slopes of less than 40%. Operation of logging equipment on slopes in excess of 40% is anticipated under one or more alternatives. Vegetative removal and road construction is likely to be clearly evident, for approximately 10 years, within the project area. The forest plan standards and guidelines for the Visual Quality Objective (VQO) within the project area specify that the area should be managed with a VQO of Retention. Under a Retention VQO, forest management activities may be visible but not clearly evident to the average viewer. Disturbances must appear to be from natural causes. Therefore, to ensure project consistency with the forest plan, the plan would be amended at the same time as and in conjunction with the approval of an action alternative, should one be selected, that involve similar departure form current standards and guidelines to conserve Mexican spotted owl, Northern goshawk, visual quality and limitations on activities on slopes over 40%. The plan amendments would be limited to apply only to the Perk-Grindstone III hazardous fuel reduction project area and its approved activities (36 CFR 219.8(e)).
Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee
The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on October 9, 2007 at the Sierra Nevada College, 999 Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV 89451. This Committee, established by the Secretary of Agriculture on December 15, 1998 (64 FR 2876), is chartered to provide advice to the Secretary on implementing the terms of the Federal Interagency Partnership on the Lake Tahoe Region and other matters raised by the Secretary.
Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
The Monongahela National Forest is planning to charge a $5.00 fee for overnight camping at the numbered campsites located along the Williams and Cranberry Rivers. These campsites are located on the Gauley and Marlinton Ranger Districts. These campsites include the basic amenities found in rustic Forest Service campgrounds. These campsites have been in use for many years, and were previously free-of- charge. Fee collections will be used to maintain and operate these campsites.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) re-authorize the information collection project ``AHRQ Grants Reporting System (GRS).'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
NAFTA: Merchandise Processing Fee Exemption and Technical Corrections
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to clarify that, in order to claim the exemption from the merchandise processing fee (MPF) for merchandise that is considered ``originating'' and qualifies to be marked as products of Canada or Mexico under the provisions of the NAFTA, an importer is subject to the same declaration requirement that is established for obtaining NAFTA duty preference, even if the merchandise is unconditionally free. In addition, this document amends the regulations to clarify that a Certificate of Origin is not required for a commercial importation for which the total value of originating goods does not exceed $2,500. Lastly, this document remedies two incorrect addresses and an incorrect Code of Federal Regulations citation, and incorporates non-substantive amendments to certain sections in the regulations to reflect the nomenclature changes effected by the transfer of CBP to the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of certain offices in CBP pursuant to the ``Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006'' (or the ``Safe Port Act''), as well as certain other minor editorial changes.
Proposed Advisory Circular No. 120-42B, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Polar Operations
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed Advisory Circular (AC): AC No. 120-42B, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Polar Operations. Also in this Federal Register, the FAA publishes draft AC No. 135-42, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Operations in the North Polar Area, for public comment.
Proposed Advisory Circular No. 135-42, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Operations in the North Polar Area
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed Advisory Circular (AC): AC No. 135-42, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Operations in the North Polar Area. Also in this Federal Register, the FAA publishes draft AC No. 120-42B, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Polar Operations, for public comment.
OHIO Disaster Number OH-00012
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of OHIO (FEMA-1720-DR), dated 08/27/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes Incident Period: 08/20/2007 through 08/28/2007
Oklahoma Disaster #OK-00014
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA- 1723-DR), dated 08/31/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 05/24/2007 through 06/01/2007.
New York Disaster #NY-00053
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of New York (FEMA-1724-DR), dated 08/31/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornado. Incident Period: 08/08/2007. Effective Date: 08/31/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/30/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/02/2008.
Ohio Disaster Number OH-00012
This is an amendment of the President declaration of a major disaster for the State of Ohio (FEMA-1720-Dr), dated 08/27/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 08/20/2007 and continuing through 08/28/2007. Effective Date: 08/28/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/26/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/27/2008.
Wisconsin Disaster Declaration Number WI-00010
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA-1719-DR), dated 08/26/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 08/18/2007 and continuing through 08/31/2007. Effective Date: 08/31/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/25/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/26/2008.
Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00011
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1717-DR), dated 08/23/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 08/18/2007 and continuing through 08/31/2007. Effective Date: 08/31/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/22/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/23/2008.
Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00011
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1717-DR), dated 08/23/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 08/18/2007 through 08/31/2007. Effective Date: 09/04/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/22/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/23/2008.
Nebraska Disaster #NE-00017
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster fro Public Assistance Only for the State of Nebraska (FEMA)- 1721-DR), dated 08/29/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 06/11/2007 through 06/16/2007. Effective Date: 08/29/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/29/2007.
Illinois Disaster #IL-00009
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Illinois (FEMA-1722-DR), dated 08/30/2007. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 08/07/2007 through 08/08/2007. Effective Date: 08/30/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/29/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/30/2008.
Oklahoma Disaster Number OK-00012
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA-1712-DR), dated 07/07/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 06/10/2007 through 07/25/2007. Effective Date: 08/29/07. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/05/07. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/07/2008.