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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES familiarization activities is estimated to be 1 hour per event. The burden associated both with disclosures and related acknowledgements by sellers, lessors, offerors, their respective agents, and tenants is estimated to be about 5 minutes per event. The burden associated with related recordkeeping activities by sellers, lessors, and their agents is estimated to be less than 1 minute per event. Burden means the total time, effort or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes 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; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are persons engaged in selling, purchasing or leasing certain residential dwellings built before 1978, or who are real estate agents representing such parties. Estimated No. of Responses: 49,501,582. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 7,744,616 hours. Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: $136,475,304. Changes in Burden Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,110,994 hours (from 8,855,610 hours to 7,744,616 hours) in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that currently in the OMB inventory. This decrease reflects a gradual reduction in the annual number of real estate sales and residential property rentals involving target housing subject to the rule’s requirements. The decrease is an adjustment. Dated: November 8, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 07–5709 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket #: EPA–R10–OAR–2007–0112; FRL– 8497–2] Adequacy Status of the Vancouver, WA, Carbon Monoxide, Second 10-year Limited Maintenance Plan (2006–2016) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of adequacy. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found the Vancouver, Washington, carbon monoxide, second 10-year limited maintenance plan (2006–2016) adequate for transportation conformity purposes. On March 2, 1999, the DC Circuit Court ruled that submitted State Implementation Plans (SIPs) cannot be used for conformity determinations until EPA has found them adequate. As a result of this adequacy finding, the area automatically meets the budget test for future transportation conformity. This affects future transportation conformity determinations prepared, reviewed and approved by the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, Washington State Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. DATES: This finding is effective December 4, 2007. 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[FR Doc. E7–22589 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8495–7] Request for Nominations to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations of a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to fill vacancies on the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. Vacancies are expected to be filled by February 15, 2008, and so nominations are requested to be received by December 15, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board was created by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act of 1992. Under Executive Order 12916, implementation authority is delegated to the Administrator of EPA. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the President and Congress 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; local government; tribes; and a variety of non-governmental officials including the private sector; academic E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 65020 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Notices officials; environmental group representatives; health groups; ranching and grazing interests; and other relevant sectors. U.S. government agency representatives are appointed by the heads of their agencies. Non-federal members are appointed by the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Board meets twice each calendar year at various locations along the U.S.-Mexico border, and once in Washington, DC. The average workload for Board members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the Board in a voluntary capacity. However, EPA provides reimbursement for travel expenses associated with official government business. Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees: • Resident of a U.S.-Mexico border state, ideally within the border region itself. • Extensive professional knowledge of the unique environmental and infrastructure issues that are found in the region, including the bi-national dimension of these issues. • Representative of a sector or group that helps to shape border-region environmental policy. • Senior-level experience that fills a current need on the Board for a representative with that particular type of expertise. • Demonstrated ability to work in a consensus building process with a wide range of experts from diverse constituencies. • Ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 hours per month to the Board’s activities, including participation on meeting planning committees and preparation of text for annual reports and Comment Letters. Nominations must include a cover letter and a resume describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, as well as the nominee’s current business address, e-mail address, and daytime telephone number. Interested candidates may selfnominate. A letter of reference may accompany the nomination, but is not necessary. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to: Elaine Koerner, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1601–M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 NW., Washington, DC 20460. Please also e-mail nominations to koerner.elaine@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine Koerner, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1601–M), Washington, DC 20460; telephone (202) 564–2586; fax (202) 564–8129; e-mail koerner.elaine@epa.gov. Dated: November 5, 2007. Elaine Koerner, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5708 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–0484; FRL–8497–3] Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee Meeting—2007 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee. DATES: The meeting (a teleconference call) will be held on Friday, December 14, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All times noted are eastern time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the conference call will be accepted up to 1 business day before the meeting. ADDRESSES: Participation in the meeting will be by teleconference only—meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from Susan Peterson, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– ORD–2007–0484, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–0484. 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EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8495-7]


Request for Nominations to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board.

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 
nominations of a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered 
for appointment to fill vacancies on the Good Neighbor Environmental 
Board. Vacancies are expected to be filled by February 15, 2008, and so 
nominations are requested to be received by December 15, 2007.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board was 
created by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act of 1992. 
Under Executive Order 12916, implementation authority is delegated to 
the Administrator of EPA. The Board is responsible for providing advice 
to the President and Congress 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; 
local government; tribes; and a variety of non-governmental officials 
including the private sector; academic

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officials; environmental group representatives; health groups; ranching 
and grazing interests; and other relevant sectors. U.S. government 
agency representatives are appointed by the heads of their agencies. 
Non-federal members are appointed by the Administrator of the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency. The Board meets twice each calendar 
year at various locations along the U.S.-Mexico border, and once in 
Washington, DC. The average workload for Board members is approximately 
10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the Board in a voluntary 
capacity. However, EPA provides reimbursement for travel expenses 
associated with official government business.
    Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires committees to maintain 
diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. 
The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
     Resident of a U.S.-Mexico border state, ideally within the 
border region itself.
     Extensive professional knowledge of the unique 
environmental and infrastructure issues that are found in the region, 
including the bi-national dimension of these issues.
     Representative of a sector or group that helps to shape 
border-region environmental policy.
     Senior-level experience that fills a current need on the 
Board for a representative with that particular type of expertise.
     Demonstrated ability to work in a consensus building 
process with a wide range of experts from diverse constituencies.
     Ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 hours per 
month to the Board's activities, including participation on meeting 
planning committees and preparation of text for annual reports and 
Comment Letters.
    Nominations must include a cover letter and a resume describing the 
professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, as well as 
the nominee's current business address, e-mail address, and daytime 
telephone number. Interested candidates may self-nominate. A letter of 
reference may accompany the nomination, but is not necessary.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to: Elaine Koerner, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (1601-M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20460. Please also e-mail nominations to 
koerner.elaine@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine Koerner, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1601-M), Washington, DC 
20460; telephone (202) 564-2586; fax (202) 564-8129; e-mail 
koerner.elaine@epa.gov.

    Dated: November 5, 2007.
Elaine Koerner,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-5708 Filed 11-16-07; 8:45 am]
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