Diamond Alkali Superfund Site, Passaic River, New Jersey: Notice of Availability of and Request for Comments on the Draft Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan (Draft NRDA Plan), 65566 [E7-22712]

Download as PDF 65566 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 21, 2007 / Notices Superintendent by keeping him or her informed about issues of concern throughout the Sanctuary, offering recommendations on specific issues, and aiding the Superintendent in achieving the goals of the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Specifically, the Council’s objectives are to provide advice on: (1) Protecting natural and cultural resources and identifying and evaluating emergent or critical issues involving Sanctuary use or resources; (2) Identifying and realizing the Sanctuary’s research objectives; (3) Identifying and realizing educational opportunities to increase the public knowledge and stewardship of the Sanctuary environment; and (4) Assisting to develop an informed constituency to increase awareness and understanding of the purpose and value of the Sanctuary and the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et. seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: November 8, 2007. Daniel J. Basta, Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 07–5766 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Diamond Alkali Superfund Site, Passaic River, New Jersey: Notice of Availability of and Request for Comments on the Draft Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan (Draft NRDA Plan) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (U.S. DOI), collectively acting as Federal natural resource trustees (Federal Trustees), have concluded their preliminary investigation of potential injuries to natural resources under their trusteeship that may have occurred due to releases of hazardous substances at the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site (Site). Following 43 CFR part 11, the Federal Trustees have prepared a Draft NRDA Plan outlining possible activities at this Site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Through this notice, the public is asked pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Nov 20, 2007 Jkt 214001 to provide comments on the Draft NRDA Plan within thirty (30) calendar days from the publication date of this notice. Comments can be sent to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Jersey Field Office, 927 N. Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232, 609–383–3938 ext 26 or 21, tim_kubiak@fws.gov or melissa_foster@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA, acting as the lead administrative trustee on behalf of itself and the U.S. DOI, have concluded their preliminary investigation of potential injuries to natural resources under their trusteeship that may have occurred as the result of releases of hazardous substances at this Site. Under 43 CFR 11, the Federal Trustees have completed a Preassessment Screen. The agencies serve as Federal Trustees under authority of Subpart G of the National Contingency Plan, 40 CFR Sections 300.600(b)(1–3), and 300.605. The Federal Trustees decided to pursue an NRDA for this Site, and have issued letters to companies identified as potentially responsible parties (PRPs) in connection with the release of hazardous substances and subsequent damages resulting from potential natural resource injuries (see Federal Register notice, Vol. 72, No. 152, p. 44498, August 9, 2007). The notice letters asked PRPs to participate in the development, performance, and funding of an NRDA. This Draft NRDA Plan was prepared by the Federal Trustees, and is the next step in the NRDA process. It documents exposure of natural resources to hazardous substances and identifies anticipated procedures for evaluating natural resource injuries potentially caused by such exposure. The Draft NRDA Plan and related documents may be found at: https:// www.darrp.noaa.gov/northeast/passaic/ index.html. Dated: November 13, 2007. Captain Ken Barton, Acting Director, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22712 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Departmentof Commerce (DOC). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 6, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Diamond Alkali Superfund Site, Passaic River, New Jersey: Notice 
of Availability of and Request for Comments on the Draft Natural 
Resource Damage Assessment Plan (Draft NRDA Plan)

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.
SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and 
the U.S. Department of the Interior (U.S. DOI), collectively acting as 
Federal natural resource trustees (Federal Trustees), have concluded 
their preliminary investigation of potential injuries to natural 
resources under their trusteeship that may have occurred due to 
releases of hazardous substances at the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site 
(Site). Following 43 CFR part 11, the Federal Trustees have prepared a 
Draft NRDA Plan outlining possible activities at this Site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Through this notice, the public is 
asked to provide comments on the Draft NRDA Plan within thirty (30) 
calendar days from the publication date of this notice. Comments can be 
sent to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Jersey Field Office, 927 
N. Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232, 609-383-3938 ext 26 or 21, 
tim_kubiak@fws.gov or melissa_foster@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA, acting as the lead administrative 
trustee on behalf of itself and the U.S. DOI, have concluded their 
preliminary investigation of potential injuries to natural resources 
under their trusteeship that may have occurred as the result of 
releases of hazardous substances at this Site. Under 43 CFR 11, the 
Federal Trustees have completed a Preassessment Screen. The agencies 
serve as Federal Trustees under authority of Subpart G of the National 
Contingency Plan, 40 CFR Sections 300.600(b)(1-3), and 300.605.
    The Federal Trustees decided to pursue an NRDA for this Site, and 
have issued letters to companies identified as potentially responsible 
parties (PRPs) in connection with the release of hazardous substances 
and subsequent damages resulting from potential natural resource 
injuries (see Federal Register notice, Vol. 72, No. 152, p. 44498, 
August 9, 2007). The notice letters asked PRPs to participate in the 
development, performance, and funding of an NRDA.
    This Draft NRDA Plan was prepared by the Federal Trustees, and is 
the next step in the NRDA process. It documents exposure of natural 
resources to hazardous substances and identifies anticipated procedures 
for evaluating natural resource injuries potentially caused by such 
exposure.
    The Draft NRDA Plan and related documents may be found at: https://
www.darrp.noaa.gov/northeast/passaic/.

    Dated: November 13, 2007.
Captain Ken Barton,
Acting Director, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-22712 Filed 11-20-07; 8:45 am]
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