Agricultural Air Quality Task Force, 34703-34704 [E8-13675]

Download as PDF 34703 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Notices Agency senior nutrition coordinators; 32 Local WIC Agency nutritionists; and, at most, 16 State WIC directors, 16 State breastfeeding coordinators, and 16 State nutrition coordinators. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The WIC participants will be asked to participate in one survey. All other respondents (Local WIC Agency directors, Local WIC Agency outreach coordinators, Local WIC Agency senior nutrition coordinators, Local WIC Agency nutritionists, State WIC directors, State breastfeeding coordinators, and State nutrition coordinators) will respond to one telephone interview and two in-person interviews for a total of three responses each. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2,432. Estimated Time per Response: 32.4 minutes (0.54 hours). The estimated Estimated # respondents Respondent time of response varies from 30 to 60 minutes depending on respondent group, as shown in the table below, with an average estimated time of three minutes for non-responders to the participant survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 78,800 minutes (1,335.20 hours). See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. Responses annually per respondent Total annual responses (Col. bxc) Estimated avg. # of hours per response Estimated total hours (Col. dxe) Reporting Burden WIC Participants—completed interviews ................................................. WIC Participants—attempted interviews ................................................. State WIC Director ................................................................................... State Breastfeeding Coordinator ............................................................. State Nutrition Coordinator ...................................................................... Local WIC Agency Director ..................................................................... Local WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator ..................................................... Local WIC Agency Outreach Coordinator ............................................... Local WIC Agency Nutritionists ............................................................... Local WIC Agency Senior Nutrition Coordinator ..................................... 1600 400 16 16 16 16 16 16 32 16 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1,600.00 400 48 48 48 48 48 48 96 48 0.58450 0.1 1 0.5 0.5 1 1 0.5 1 1 935.2 40.0 48 24 24 48 48 24 96 48 Total Reporting Burden .................................................................... 2,144 .................... 2,432.00 .................... 1,335.20 Dated: June 12, 2008. Roberto Salazar, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. E8–13742 Filed 6–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P AAQTF Purpose Natural Resources Conservation Service Agricultural Air Quality Task Force Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA. AGENCY: Notice of Request for Nominations for the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary of Agriculture intends to reestablish the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) and requests nominations for qualified persons to serve as members. Nominations must be received in writing (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section) by August 4, 2008. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES DATES: Send written nominations to: Michele Laur, Designated Federal Official, USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6165–South, Washington, DC 20013. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Questions or comments should be directed to Michele Laur, Designated Federal Official, telephone: (202) 720– 1858; fax: (202) 720–2646; or e-mail: michele.laur@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: As required by Section 391 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) shall establish a task force to review research that addresses air quality issues related to agriculture or the agriculture infrastructure. The task force will provide recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on the development and implementation of air quality policy and air quality research needs. The requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act apply to this task force. The task force will: 1. Review research on agricultural air quality supported by Federal agencies; 2. Provide recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture regarding air quality and its relation to agriculture, based upon sound scientific findings; 3. Work to ensure intergovernmental (Federal, State, and local) coordination in establishing policy for agricultural air PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 quality, and to avoid duplication of efforts; 4. Assist, to the extent practical, Federal agencies in correcting erroneous data with respect to agricultural air quality; and, 5. Ensure that air quality research, related to agriculture, receives adequate peer review and considers economic feasibility. AAQTF Membership The task force will be made up of United States citizens and be composed of: 1. Individuals with expertise in agricultural air quality and/or agricultural production; 2. Representatives of institutions with expertise in the impacts of air quality on human health; 3. Representatives from agriculture interest groups having expertise in production agriculture; 4. Representatives from State or local agencies having expertise in agriculture and air quality; and 5. An atmospheric scientist. Task force nominations must be in writing, and provide the appropriate background documents required by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, including Form AD–755. Previous nominees and current task force members who wish to be E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 34704 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Notices reappointed must completely update their nominations and provide a new background disclosure form (AD–755) to reaffirm their candidacy. Service as a task force member shall not constitute employment by, or the holding of an office of the United States for the purpose of Federal law. A task force member shall serve for a term of 2 years. Task force members shall receive no compensation from NRCS for their service as task force members except as described below. While away from home or regular place of business as a member of the task force, the member will be eligible for travel expenses paid by NRCS, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at the same rate as a person employed intermittently in the Government service, under Section 5703 of Title 5, United States Code. Additional information about AAQTF is located on the Internet at http:// www.airquality.nrcs.usda.gov/AAQTF/. Submitting Nominations Nominations should be typed and include the following: 1. A brief summary of no more than two pages explaining the nominee’s qualifications to serve on AAQTF; 2. Resume; 3. A completed copy of Form AD–755; 4. Any recent publications relative to air quality; and 5. Any letters of endorsement. Nominations should be sent to Michele Laur at the address listed above and postmarked no later than August 4, 2008. To ensure that recommendations of the task force take into account the needs of underserved and diverse communities served by USDA, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals representing minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Signed in Washington, DC, on June 3, 2008. Arlen L. Lancaster, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. E8–13675 Filed 6–17–08; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: June 5, 2008. Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E8–13393 Filed 6–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M Equal Opportunity Statement BILLING CODE 3410–16–P Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be postmarked on or before (Insert date 20 days after publication in the Federal Register). Address written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Room 2104. Docket Number: 08–026. Applicant: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 4000 Jones Bridge Rd., Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Tecnai Spirit T12BT. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to examine all or portions of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. The instrument will be a means of examination of samples for a wide range of studies. The overall objective is to examine these structures at high resolution. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: May 16, 2008. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Evaluate and Notice of Availability of Final Findings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Hawaii Coastal Management Program, the Minnesota Coastal Management Program, the San Francisco (California) Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and the California State Coastal Conservancy. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Coastal Zone Management Program evaluations will be conducted pursuant to section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (CZMA) and regulations at 15 CFR part 923, Subpart L. The CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states with respect to coastal program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal Management Programs requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Coastal Management Program document approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. Each evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as part of the site visit. Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visits for the listed evaluations, and the dates, local times, and locations of the public meetings during the site visits. Dates and Times: The Hawaii Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit will be held July 25–August 4, 2008. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at 7 p.m. at the Hilo State Office Building, Conference Rooms A, B, and C, 75 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawaii. Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program evaluation site visit will be held August 4–8, 2008. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Monday, August 4, 2008, at 6 p.m. at the Lafayette Community Center, 3026 Minnesota Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota. The joint San Francisco (California) Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the California State Coastal Conservancy evaluation site visit will be held September 22–26, 2008. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at 7 p.m. at the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, McAteer-Petris Conference Room, 50 California Street, San Francisco, California. ADDRESSES: Copies of states’ most recent performance reports, as well as OCRM’s evaluation notification and supplemental information request letters to the states, are available upon request from OCRM. Written comments from interested parties regarding these Programs are encouraged and will be accepted until 15 days after the public E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34703-34704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-13675]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Agricultural Air Quality Task Force

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of Request for Nominations for the Agricultural Air 
Quality Task Force.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Agriculture intends to reestablish the 
Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) and requests nominations 
for qualified persons to serve as members.

DATES: Nominations must be received in writing (see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section) by August 4, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send written nominations to: Michele Laur, Designated 
Federal Official, USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post 
Office Box 2890, Room 6165-South, Washington, DC 20013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments should be 
directed to Michele Laur, Designated Federal Official, telephone: (202) 
720-1858; fax: (202) 720-2646; or e-mail: michele.laur@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

AAQTF Purpose

    As required by Section 391 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement 
and Reform Act of 1996, the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service (NRCS) shall establish a task force to review research that 
addresses air quality issues related to agriculture or the agriculture 
infrastructure. The task force will provide recommendations to the 
Secretary of Agriculture on the development and implementation of air 
quality policy and air quality research needs. The requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act apply to this task force.
    The task force will:
    1. Review research on agricultural air quality supported by Federal 
agencies;
    2. Provide recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture 
regarding air quality and its relation to agriculture, based upon sound 
scientific findings;
    3. Work to ensure intergovernmental (Federal, State, and local) 
coordination in establishing policy for agricultural air quality, and 
to avoid duplication of efforts;
    4. Assist, to the extent practical, Federal agencies in correcting 
erroneous data with respect to agricultural air quality; and,
    5. Ensure that air quality research, related to agriculture, 
receives adequate peer review and considers economic feasibility.

AAQTF Membership

    The task force will be made up of United States citizens and be 
composed of:
    1. Individuals with expertise in agricultural air quality and/or 
agricultural production;
    2. Representatives of institutions with expertise in the impacts of 
air quality on human health;
    3. Representatives from agriculture interest groups having 
expertise in production agriculture;
    4. Representatives from State or local agencies having expertise in 
agriculture and air quality; and
    5. An atmospheric scientist.
    Task force nominations must be in writing, and provide the 
appropriate background documents required by the Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) policy, including Form AD-755. Previous nominees and 
current task force members who wish to be

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reappointed must completely update their nominations and provide a new 
background disclosure form (AD-755) to reaffirm their candidacy. 
Service as a task force member shall not constitute employment by, or 
the holding of an office of the United States for the purpose of 
Federal law.
    A task force member shall serve for a term of 2 years. Task force 
members shall receive no compensation from NRCS for their service as 
task force members except as described below.
    While away from home or regular place of business as a member of 
the task force, the member will be eligible for travel expenses paid by 
NRCS, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at the same rate as a 
person employed intermittently in the Government service, under Section 
5703 of Title 5, United States Code.
    Additional information about AAQTF is located on the Internet at 
http://www.airquality.nrcs.usda.gov/AAQTF/.

Submitting Nominations

    Nominations should be typed and include the following:
    1. A brief summary of no more than two pages explaining the 
nominee's qualifications to serve on AAQTF;
    2. Resume;
    3. A completed copy of Form AD-755;
    4. Any recent publications relative to air quality; and
    5. Any letters of endorsement.
    Nominations should be sent to Michele Laur at the address listed 
above and postmarked no later than August 4, 2008.

Equal Opportunity Statement

    To ensure that recommendations of the task force take into account 
the needs of underserved and diverse communities served by USDA, 
membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals 
representing minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on June 3, 2008.
Arlen L. Lancaster,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-13675 Filed 6-17-08; 8:45 am]
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