Amendment to Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees, 71124-71125 [E7-24224]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 71124 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices request for a modification to a particular rule of origin based on a change in the availability in North America of a particular fiber, yarn or fabric and that the requesting party would bear the burden of demonstrating that a change is warranted. NAFTA Implementation Act, SAA, H. Doc. 103-159, Vol. 1, at 491 (1993). The SAA provides that CITA may make a recommendation to the President regarding a change to a rule of origin for a textile or apparel good. SAA at 491. The NAFTA Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to proclaim modifications to the NAFTA rules of origin as are necessary to implement an agreement with one or more NAFTA country on such a modification. See section 202(q) of the NAFTA Implementation Act. On October 16, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from the National Textile Association (NTA), alleging that certain rayon fibers (other than ‘‘lyocell’’) cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting that CITA consider whether the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rule of origin for textile filaments, staple yarns, and woven fabrics, classified under chapters 52, 54 and 55 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) and nonwoven and other textile articles of chapter 56, should be modified to allow the use of non-North American rayon fibers (other than ‘‘lyocell’’). CITA is also considering a broad change in the rule of origin for all other textile products to allow the use of non-North American rayon fibers (other than ‘‘lyocell’’). CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, particularly with respect to whether the rayon fiber described above can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be received no later than January 14, 2008. Interested persons are invited to submit six copies of such comments or information to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. If a comment alleges that these rayon fibers can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner, CITA will closely review any supporting documentation, such as a signed statement by a manufacturer stating that it produces fiber that is the subject of the request, including the quantities that can be supplied and the time necessary to fill VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:23 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 an order, as well as any relevant information regarding past production. CITA will protect any business confidential information that is marked business confidential from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. CITA will make available to the public nonconfidential versions of the request and non-confidential versions of any public comments received with respect to a request in room 3001 in the Herbert Hoover Building, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Persons submitting comments on a request are encouraged to include a nonconfidential version and a nonconfidential summary. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–24281 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Amendment to Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees DoD. Amendment to Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.85, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is amending the charter for the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Department of Defense hereby authorizes the Board to establish and use subcommittees as necessary and consistent with its mission. These subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate Federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board Members. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice concerning matters arising from the military service obligations of members of the National Guard and Reserve members and the impact on their civilian employment. Pursuant to DoD policy, the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs) may act upon the advice of the Board. The Board shall be composed of no more than fifteen members appointed by the Secretary of Defense for three-year terms, and their appointments will be renewed on an annual basis. Those members, who are not full-time federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board members, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, shall serve without compensation. The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs) shall select the Board’s Chairperson from the Board membership at large. The Board shall meet at the call of the Board’s Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Chairperson. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee meetings. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve membership about the Board’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Designated Federal Officer can be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—https://www.fido.gov/ facadatabase/public.asp. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, will SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices announce planned meetings of the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–601–2554, extension 128. Dated: December 7, 2007. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–24224 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers The Release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the Announcement of a Public Hearing for the North Topsail Beach Shoreline Protection Project, in North Topsail Beach, Onslow County, NC Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office has received a request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, from the Town of North Topsail Beach to nourish approximately 11.1 miles of beachfront to protect residential homes and town infrastructures, to reposition the New River Inlet channel, and to implement an inlet management plan to control the positioning of the new inlet channel, and to conduct periodic renourishment events. The new channel will be centrally located and the proposal will be to maintain that position, which essentially will be located perpendicular to the adjacent shorelines of North Topsail Beach and Onslow Beach. The proposed source of the material for the nourishment will be dredged from an offshore borrow area and from the repositioning of the inlet. The projected amount of material needed to nourish the oceanfront shoreline is approximately 3.21 million cubic yards. The placement of beach fill along the Town’s shoreline would result in the initial widening of the beach by 50 to 100 feet. The widened beach VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 would be maintained through a program of periodic beach nourishment events with the material extracted from the New River Inlet; and if necessary, supplemental materials from the offshore borrow area. All work will be accomplished using a hydraulic dredge. The proposed project construction will be conducted in a five phase approach to correspond with the Town’s anticipated annual generation of funds. The ocean shoreline of the Town of North Topsail Beach encompasses approximately 11.1 miles along the northern end of Topsail Island. Of the 11.1 miles, approximately 7.25-miles of the shoreline in the project area, with the exception of two small areas, is located within the Coastal Barrier Resource System (CBRS), which prohibits the expenditure of Federal funds that would encourage development. The channel through New River Inlet has been maintained by the COE for commercial and recreational boating interest for over 55 years. The COE is authorized to maintain the channel in the inlet to a depth of 6 feet mean low water (mlw) over a width of 90 feet. DATES: The Public Hearing will be held at the North Topsail Beach Town Hall, located at 2008 Loggerhead Court, off NC Hwy 210, on January 9, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be received until January 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: Copies of comments and questions regarding the Draft EIS may be addressed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, Regulatory Division. ATTN: File Number 2005–344–067, P.O. Box 1890, Wilmington, NC 28402–1890. Copies of the Draft EIS can be reviewed on the Coastal Planning & Engineering homepage at, http:// www.coastalplanning.net/projects/ temp/ntopsail.html, or contact Ms. Gwen Dye, at (910) 251–4494, to receive written or CD copies of the Draft EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and DEIS can be directed to Mr. Mickey Sugg, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office, telephone: (910) 251–4811. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Project Description. The Town of North Topsail Beach, located along the north-northeast 11.1 miles of Topsail Island in North Carolina, is proposing to nourish the oceanfront shoreline and reposition New River Inlet channel as a means to address a severe erosion problem that is threatening development and town infrastructure. The entire stretch of the Town’s shoreline has experienced a considerable amount of erosion over the last 20 years due primarily to the impact PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71125 of numerous tropical storms and hurricanes during the mid to late 1990’s and due to impacts of the uncontrolled movement of the main ebb channel in New River Inlet. The Town has stated that the shoreline erosion and residual effects of the storms have left North Topsail Beach in an extremely vulnerable position with regard to its ocean front development and infrastructure. They have estimated that over $250 million in property tax value as well as roads, water and sewer lines, and other utilities are at risk. The stated goals and objectives of the project are the following: (1) Stabilize the oceanfront shoreline located immediately south of New River Inlet, (2) Provide short-term protection to the 31 imminently threatened residential structures over the next zero to five years, (3) Provide long-term protection to Town infrastructure and approximately 1,200 homes over the next thirty years, (4) Reduce or mitigate for historic shoreline erosion along 11.1 miles of oceanfront shoreline, (5) Improve recreational opportunities, (6) Use beach compatible material, (7) Maintain the Town’s tax base, and (8) Balance the needs of the human environment with the protection of existing natural resources. The project is divided into three sections; North, South, and Central. The North Section starts from the inlet shoulder and runs approximately 21,000 linear feet along the ocean shoreline. The Central Section is located both north and south of NC Hwy 210/55 Bridge and is approximately 16,500 linear feet, while the South Section, which is outside of the CBRS designation, includes approximately 20,320 linear feet of shoreline. The Town is proposing to undertake the nourishment along the 11.1 miles of oceanfront in a five phase approach within a dredging window between November 16 and March 31 of any year. The first phase will include the relocation of the inlet channel with the dredged inlet material being used to nourish approximately 14,000 linear feet of shoreline in the North Section. Construction timeline for Phase One will be within the 2008–2009 dredging window. Phase Two would take place during the 2010–2011 dredging window using the offshore borrow source, and will nourish approximately 5,140 linear feet in the North Section. The third phase will place offshore borrow material along approximately 11,500 linear feet within the southern part of the Central Section, and is proposed during the 2012–2013 dredging window. For Phase Four, offshore E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 240 (Friday, December 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71124-71125]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24224]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Amendment to Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY: DoD.

ACTION: Amendment to Federal Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 
1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government 
Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.85, the 
Department of Defense gives notice that it is amending the charter for 
the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and 
Reserve (hereafter referred to as the Board).
    The Department of Defense hereby authorizes the Board to establish 
and use subcommittees as necessary and consistent with its mission. 
These subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine 
in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate Federal 
regulations.
    Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of 
the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and 
advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees 
or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the 
chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of 
Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board Members.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is a discretionary federal 
advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide 
the Department of Defense independent advice concerning matters arising 
from the military service obligations of members of the National Guard 
and Reserve members and the impact on their civilian employment. 
Pursuant to DoD policy, the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve 
Affairs) may act upon the advice of the Board.
    The Board shall be composed of no more than fifteen members 
appointed by the Secretary of Defense for three-year terms, and their 
appointments will be renewed on an annual basis. Those members, who are 
not full-time federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special 
Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Board members, with the exception of travel and per diem for 
official travel, shall serve without compensation. The Assistant 
Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs) shall select the Board's 
Chairperson from the Board membership at large.
    The Board shall meet at the call of the Board's Designated Federal 
Officer, in consultation with the Chairperson. The Designated Federal 
Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent 
part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with 
established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer 
or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all 
committee meetings and subcommittee meetings.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written statements to the Defense 
Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve membership 
about the Board's mission and functions. Written statements may be 
submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned 
meeting of the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard 
and Reserve.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer for the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the 
Guard and Reserve, and this individual will ensure that the written 
statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. 
Contact information for the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support 
of the Guard and Reserve's Designated Federal Officer can be obtained 
from the GSA's FACA Database--https://www.fido.gov/facadatabase/
public.asp.
    The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will

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announce planned meetings of the Defense Advisory Board for Employer 
Support of the Guard and Reserve. The Designated Federal Officer, at 
that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written 
statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned 
meeting in question.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee 
Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-2554, 
extension 128.

    Dated: December 7, 2007.
L.M. Bynum,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
 [FR Doc. E7-24224 Filed 12-13-07; 8:45 am]
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