Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S. A. CFM56-5B Series Turbofan Engines
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International, S. A. CFM56-5B series turbofan engines. This AD requires reviewing exhaust gas temperature (EGT) monitoring records to determine EGT deterioration margin, and for airplanes where both engines have greater than 80[deg] centigrade (C) deterioration of EGT margin, borescope-inspecting the high-pressure compressor (HPC) of both engines. This AD also requires removing from service any engine that does not pass the borescope inspection, and if both engines pass, removing and replacing one of the engines with an engine that has 80 [deg]C or less deterioration of EGT margin. This AD also requires continuous monitoring of EGT margin on engines in service, to prevent two engines on an airplane from having greater than 80 [deg]C of deterioration of EGT margin. This AD results from an Airbus A321 airplane powered by CFM56-5B1/P turbofan engines experiencing HPC stalls during climb out after takeoff. We are issuing this AD to prevent HPC stalls, which could prevent continued safe flight or landing.
Azinphos-methyl, Disulfoton, Esfenvalerate, Ethylene oxide, Fenvalerate, et al.; Proposed Tolerance Actions
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances for the fungicides prothioconazole and thiabendazole; the herbicide primisulfuron- methyl; and the insecticides azinphos-methyl, disulfoton, esfenvalerate, fenvalerate, and phosalone; the plant growth regulator 1-naphthaleneacetic acid; and the antimicrobial/insecticidal agent ethylene oxide. Also, EPA is proposing to modify certain tolerances for the insecticides disulfoton, esfenvalerate, and phosmet; and the plant growth regulator 1-naphthaleneacetic acid. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish new tolerances for the insecticides disulfoton, esfenvalerate, and phosmet; and the antimicrobial/ insecticidal agent ethylene oxide and ethylene chlorohydrin (a reaction product formed during the fumigation/sterilization process). The regulatory actions proposed in this document are in follow-up to the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and tolerance reassessment program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408(q).
Commerce in Explosives; List of Explosive Materials (2008R-17T)
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 841(d) and 27 CFR 555.23, the Department must publish and revise at least annually in the Federal Register a list of explosives determined to be within the coverage of 18 U.S.C. 841 et seq. The list covers not only explosives, but also blasting agents and detonators, all of which are defined as explosive materials in 18 U.S.C. 841(c). This notice publishes the 2008 List of Explosive Materials.
Notice of Availability of Preliminary Residual Desigination of Certain Storm Water Discharges in the State of Maine Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System of the Clean Water Act
The Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New England Regional Office is providing notice of availability of a preliminary determination that certain storm water discharges in the Long Creek watershed located in South Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, and Portland, Maine will be required to obtain permit coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits under the Clean Water Act. EPA is seeking public comment on the nature and scope of this preliminary residual designation. The period for comment on this preliminary residual designation will remain open until the close of the public comment period on any NPDES general or individual permit related to this preliminary residual designation. However, EPA strongly encourages interested parties to submit their comments within 45 days of the commencement of the comment period, after which EPA intends to review this preliminary residual designation and to decide whether to make any changes to it. It is EPA's intention to make a final residual designation following the close of the comment period on any associated NPDES permit. Copies of the preliminary residual designation are available for inspection online and in hardcopy as described elsewhere in this notice document.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
The Leader, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Office of Postsecondary Education; Notice of Negotiated Rulemaking for Programs Authorized Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended
We announce our intention to establish five negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Each committee will include representatives of organizations or groups with interests that are significantly affected by the subject matter of the proposed regulations. We request nominations for individual negotiators who represent key stakeholder constituencies that are involved in the student financial assistance and grant programs authorized under Title IV of the HEA to serve on these committees.
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review
On November 28, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') received a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from the Republic of Korea (``Korea''). In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating an antidumping new shipper review of A-JU Besteel Co., Ltd. (``Ajubesteel'') for the period November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2008.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Antidumping Measures on Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on November 26, 2008, Thailand requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning certain issues relating to the imposition of antidumping measures on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand. That request may be found at http://www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS383/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Anti-Dumping Administrative Reviews and Other Measures Related to Imports of Certain Orange Juice From Brazil
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on November 27, 2008, Brazil requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning the antidumping duty administrative review on certain orange juice from Brazil (Department of Commerce Case No. A-351-840) and various U.S. laws, regulations, administrative procedures, practices, and methodologies. That request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS382/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Definitive Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products From China
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on December 9, 2008, the People's Republic of China (``China'') requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning final anti-dumping and countervailing duty determinations and orders by the Department of Commerce on imports of the following products from China: Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe (Investigations A-570-910 and C-570- 911); Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires (Investigations A-570- 912 and C-570-913); Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube (Investigations A-570-914 and C-570-915); and Laminated Woven Sacks (Investigations A-570-916 and C-570-917). That request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS379/2. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
National Forest System Land Management Planning; Correction
This document makes technical corrections Forest Service regulations concerning the administrative review procedures that the responsible official may use in some cases when approving plans, plan amendments, or plan revisions during the transition period for the rule. A final rule was published in volume 73 of the Federal Register, page 21468, April 21, 2008. This document makes corrections to the April 21 rule.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Kokarmuit Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Akiak, Alaska, and are located in:
List of December 31, 2008 of Participating Countries and Entities (Hereinafter Known as “Participants”) Under the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-19) and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003
In accordance with Sections 3 and 6 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-19) and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003, the Department of State is identifying all the Participants eligible for trade in rough diamonds under the Act, and their respective Importing and Exporting Authorities, and revising the previously published list of September 8, 2008 (73 FR 52073) to add Mexico and delete Cote d`Ivoire.
Marine Mammals; File No. 704-1698
Notice is hereby given that The University of Alaska Museum, 907 Yukon Drive, P.O. Box 756960, Fairbanks, AK 99775 (Dr. Link Olsen, Responsible Party) has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 704-1698-00.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Modified System of Records
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, CMS is proposing to make minor amendments to an existing system of records (SOR) titled, ``Performance Measurement and Reporting System (PMRS),'' System No. 09-70-0584, published at 72 FR 52133 (September 12, 2007). PMRS serves as a master system of records to assist in projects that provide transparency in health care on a broad scale enabling consumers to compare the quality and price of health care services so that they can make informed choices among individual physicians, practitioners, and other providers of services. We are making minor amendments to PMRS to include two additional legal authorities: The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) (Pub. L. 110-173) and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) (Pub. L. 110-275). Section 101(b) of the MMSEA amended section 1848(k)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1395w-4) and section 101(c) of division B of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 to extend the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). MIPPA, effective July 15, 2008, extended the PQRI for 2010 and subsequent years and authorized a new incentive program for successful electronic prescribers under section 1848(m)(2) of the Act. In addition, the MIPPA requires the Secretary to post on the CMS Web site the names of eligible professionals or group practices who satisfactorily submit data on quality measures through PQRI and the names of those eligible professionals or group practices who are successful electronic prescribers. This requirement is codified at section 1848(m)(5)(G) of the Act. Accordingly, CMS is adding Sec. Sec. 131 and 132 of MIPPA, Sec. 101 of MMSEA, Sec. 1848(k) of the Act, and Sec. 1848(m) of the Act to the PMRS' legal authority section. In addition, we are clarifying in this notice that the term, ``performance measurement results'' used in the PMRS includes, but is not limited to, submission of data on measures, e-prescribing usage, frequency of reporting or performance, as well as rates or scores based on application of specific measures. We consider all of these types of information to be valid indicators of a physician's, practitioner's, or other provider's commitment to and delivery of high quality, high value health care. The primary purpose of this system is to support the collection, maintenance, and processing of information to promote the delivery of high quality, efficient, effective, and economical health care services, and promoting the quality and efficiency of services of the type for which payment may be made under title XVIII by allowing for the establishment and implementation of performance measures, the provision of feedback to physicians, and public reporting of performance information. Information in this system will also be disclosed to: (1) Support regulatory, reimbursement, and policy functions performed for the Agency or by a contractor, consultant, or a CMS grantee; (2) assist another Federal and/or state agency, agency of a state government, or an agency established by state law; (3) promote more informed choices by Medicare beneficiaries among their Medicare group options by making physician performance measurement information available to Medicare beneficiaries through a Web site and other forms of data dissemination; (4) provide CVEs and data aggregators with information that will assist in generating single or multi-payer performance measurement results to promote transparency in health care to members of their community; (5) assist individual physicians, practitioners, providers of services, suppliers, laboratories, and other health care professionals who are participating in health care transparency projects; (6) assist individuals or organizations with projects that provide transparency in health care on a broad scale enabling consumers to compare the quality and price of health care services; or for research, evaluation, and epidemiological projects related to the prevention of disease or disability; restoration or maintenance of health or for payment purposes; (7) assist Quality Improvement Organizations; (8) support litigation involving the agency; and (9) and (10) combat fraud, waste, and abuse in certain health benefits programs. We have provided background information about this modified system in the Supplementary Information section below
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Revised Information Collection; Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions, Standard Form 85 (SF 85); Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, Standard Form 85P (SF 85P); Supplemental Questionnaire for Selected Positions, Standard Form 85PS (SF 85PS); Questionnaire for National Security Positions, Standard Form 86 (Sf 86); Continuation Sheet for Questionnaires SF 85, 85P, and 86, Standard Form 86a (Sf 86a); and Certification Statement for SF 86 (SF 86C)
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for review and clearance of the revised collection of information, Questionnaires for National Security, Public Trust, and Non-Sensitive Positions (OMB Control No. 3206-0005), which includes the following electronic, on-line collection instruments: Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions, Standard Form 85 (SF 85); Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, Standard Form 85P (SF 85P); and Questionnaire for National Security Positions, Standard Form 86 (SF 86). This notice also announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request to discontinue clearance of the Continuation Sheet for Questionnaires SF 85, 85P, and 86, Standard Form 86A (SF 86A), the Certification Statement for SF 86, Standard Form SF 86C (SF 86C); and the Supplemental Questionnaire for Selected Positions, Standard Form 85PS (SF 85PS), which were formerly included in the collection (OMB Control No. 3206-0005). These information collections are completed by respondents for, or incumbents of, Government positions or positions for the Government under contract, or by military personnel. The collections are used as the basis for background investigations to establish that such persons are: Suitable for employment or retention in the position; Suitable for employment or retention in a public trust position; Suitable for employment or retention in a national security position; and Eligible for access to classified national security information. We are discontinuing request for clearance of the SF 86A, SF 86C, and SF 85PS, and propose that these collections be eliminated. The SF 86A is currently used as a continuation of the form with which its use is associated and not for any unique purpose exclusive from the associated form. It is proposed that the SF 86A be eliminated as it is not necessary when e-QIP is used. Additionally, GSA has requested that the Standard Forms be available to customers in electronic format only. They will no longer be stocking the paper forms. The SF 86C is currently used in lieu of completing a new SF 86 to allow the individual to indicate that there have been no changes in the data provided on the most recently filed SF 86 or to allow the individual to easily provide new or changed information. The electronic format of the proposed SF 86 eliminates the need for a separate SF 86C. It is proposed that the SF 85PS be eliminated because the questions formerly on the SF 85PS now reside on the SF 85P. The SF 85, SF 85P, and SF 86 are completed by both employees of the Federal Government and individuals not employed with the Federal Government, to include Federal and military contractors. Federal employees are defined as those individuals who are employed as civilian or military personnel with the Federal Government. Non-Federal employees include members of the general public and all individuals employed as Federal and military contractors or individuals otherwise not directly employed by the Federal Government. It is estimated that 47,700 non-Federal individuals will complete the SF 85 annually. Each form takes approximately 100 minutes to complete. The estimated annual public burden is 79,500 hours. It is estimated that 98,700 non-Federal individuals will complete the SF 85P annually. Each form takes approximately 150 minutes to complete. The estimated annual burden is 246,750 hours. It is estimated that 21,800 non-Federal individuals will complete the SF 86 annually. Each form takes approximately 150 minutes to complete. The estimated annual burden is 54,500 hours. e-QIP (Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing) is a web-based system application that currently houses electronic versions of the SF 85, SF 85P, and SF 86. This internet data collection tool provides faster processing time and immediate data validation to ensure accuracy of the respondent's personal information. The e- Government initiative mandates that agencies utilize e-QIP for all investigations and reinvestigations. A variable in assessing burden hours is the nature of the electronic application. The electronic application includes branching questions and instructions which provide for a tailored collection from the respondent based on varying factors in the respondent's personal history. The burden on the respondent is reduced when the respondent's personal history is not relevant to a particular question, since the question branches, or expands for additional details, only for those persons who have pertinent information to provide regarding that line of questioning. As such, the burden on the respondent will vary depending on whether the information collection relates to the respondent's personal history. Additionally, once entered, a respondent's complete and certified investigative data remains secured in the e-QIP system until the next time the respondent is sponsored by an agency to complete a new investigative form. Upon initiation, the respondent's previously entered data (except `yes/no' questions) will populate a new investigative request and the respondent will be allowed to update their information and certify the data. In this instance, time to complete the form is reduced significantly. The 60-day Federal Register Notice was published June 23, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 121, pages 35421-35422). The following Federal agencies or agency organizations made comments during the public comment period: Social Security Administration, Joint Security and Suitability Reform Team, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of Homeland Security, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Transportation, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of State, Department of State Mental Health Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Personnel Security Research Center, Department of Energy, and internal commentators from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The vast majority of comments were from OPM internal commentators and focused on administrative issues related to the formatting of the instructions and questions on the former paper collection. Most comments from other agencies focused on changes to the collection of mental health treatment information relative to treatment resulting from service in a military combat environment. Comments which most substantially affected the proposed revisions of the SF 85P and SF 86 were considered in light of the intent of Executive Order 13467 to align using consistent standards to the extent possible policies and procedures relating to suitability, contractor employee fitness, eligibility to hold a sensitive position, access to federally controlled facilities and information systems, and eligibility for access to classified information. As a result of reforms to investigative processes, the SF 85, SF 85P, and SF 86 were expanded to collect from the respondent more accurate and relevant information that is of investigative and adjudicative significance earlier in the investigative process, thus increasing the length of the collections. As a result of public comment, significant and substantial changes were made to the SF 85, SF 85P, and SF 86. Such changes to the SF 85 include revision to questions 9, 10, 17, 18, 21, and the addition of new questions 19, 20, and 22. These question numbers reflect renumbering to accommodate the addition of new areas of questioning. Changes to the SF 85P include revisions to questions 9, 10, 15, 17b, 18, 20c, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and the addition of questions 19, 20a, 20b, 21, 27, 28, and 29. Changes to the SF 86 include revisions to questions 19, 20a, 20b, 20c, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 29. Due to the extensive nature of the comments, they have been consolidated in a matrix and are available upon request. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary-Kay Brewer on 703-305- 1002, Fax 703-603-0576, or e-mail at email@example.com. Please be sure to include a mailing address with your request.
Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44977, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service's (CSREES) intention to revise a currently approved information collection entitled, ``Reporting Requirements for State Plans of Work for Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds.'' The only proposed change to the information collection is that the initial five year plan of work will no longer be required.
Implementation of Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act; Establishment of DTV Transition “Analog Nightlight” Program
This document describes and seeks comment on the Commission's implementation of the Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act (``Analog Nightlight Act''), S. 3663, 110th Cong., as enacted December 23, 2008. The Analog Nightlight Act requires the Commission to develop and implement a program by January 15, 2009, to ``encourage and permit'' continued analog TV service for a period of thirty days after the February 17, 2009 DTV transition date, where technically feasible, to provide ``public safety information'' and ``DTV transition information.'' For consumers who are not capable of receiving digital television signals by the transition deadline, the Analog Nightlight program proposed herein will ensure that there is no interruption in the provision of critical emergency information and will provide useful information regarding the transition to help consumers establish digital service.
Agreement on Social Security Between the United States and the Czech Republic; Entry Into Force
On January 1, 2009, an agreement coordinating the United States (U.S.) and the Czech Republic social security programs will enter into force. The agreement with the Czech Republic, which was signed on September 7, 2007, is similar to U.S. social security agreements already in force with 22 other countries. This agreement is authorized by section 233 of the Social Security Act. 42 U.S.C. 433. The U.S.-Czech agreement eliminates dual social security coverage a situation that exists when a worker from one country works in the other country and is covered under the social security systems of both countries for the same work. Without such agreements in force, when dual coverage occurs, the worker or the worker's employer or both may be required to pay social security contributions to the two countries simultaneously. Under the U.S.-Czech agreement, a worker who is sent by an employer in one country to work in the other country for 5 years or less remains covered only by the sending country. The agreement includes additional rules that eliminate dual U.S. and Czech coverage in other work situations. The agreement also helps eliminate situations where workers suffer a loss of benefit rights because they have divided their careers between the two countries. Under the agreement, workers may qualify for partial U.S. benefits or partial Czech benefits based on combined (totalized) work credits from both countries. If you want copies of the agreement or want more information about its provisions you may write to the Social Security Administration, Office of International Programs, Post Office Box 17741, Baltimore, MD 21235-7741 or visit the Social Security Web site at http:// www.socialsecurity.gov/international.
Request To Exempt Certain Over-the-Counter Swaps From Certain of the Requirements Imposed by Commission Regulation 35.2, Pursuant to the Authority in Section 4(C) of the Commodity Exchange Act; Reopening of Comment Period
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is reopening the period for public comment to provide interested persons additional time to comment on whether to exempt certain over-the- counter (``OTC'') agricultural swaps from certain of the requirements otherwise imposed by Commission Regulation 35.2. The comment period is being reopened due to the non-transmittal of a comment letter from the Federal eRulemaking Portal to the Commission. The purpose of the Commission's action is to afford the commenter whose submission was not received, the opportunity to resubmit the comment. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (``CME''), a registered derivatives clearing organization, and the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. (``CBOT''), a designated contract market, requested an exemption that would permit the clearing of OTC agricultural swaps. Authority for extending this relief is found in Section 4(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act.\1\
Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment Fees to Representatives in 2009
We are announcing that the assessment percentage rate under sections 206(d) and 1631(d)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 406 (d), and 1383(d)(2)(C) is 6.3 percent for 2009.
Records Services, Fee Schedule
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is soliciting comments on a proposed amendment to its regulation governing the fees for records services. The Commission's schedule of fees for records services will be updated using a formula for the calculation of fees under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') and language that directs FOIA requesters to the Commission's Web site. Using a formula, instead of set rates, will allow the Commission to charge fees that reflect its allowable direct costs.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Limited Access General Category Scallop Fishery to Individual Fishing Quota Scallop Vessels
NMFS announces the Limited Access General Category (LAGC) Scallop Fishery is closed to individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels as of 0001 hrs local time, December 31, 2008. This fishery will re-open on March 1, 2009. This action is based on the determination that the annual scallop total allowable catch (TAC) for LAGC IFQ scallop vessels (including vessels issued an IFQ letter of authorization (LOA) to fish under appeal), is projected to be landed. This action is being taken to prevent IFQ scallop vessels from exceeding the 2008 annual TAC, in accordance with the regulations implementing Amendment 11 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP), enacted by Framework 19 to the FMP, and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Additional Designation of Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the names of two newly designated entities whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13382 of June 28, 2005, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters.''
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) and its working groups will meet in Houston, Texas to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. All meetings will be open to the public.
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meeting
The Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) will hold an administrative meeting in Philadelphia, PA to discuss various issues to improve oil spill prevention and response strategies for the Delaware River and Bay. During the meeting, the items concerning the Committee's organization and action items will be discussed. This meeting will be open to the public.
Petitions for Modification
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, Hyde County, NC
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
The following applicants have applied for scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).