The Secretary of Agriculture's Determination of the Primary Purpose of Pennsylvania's Upper Makefield Township Riparian Restoration and Preservation Grant Program, 42543-42544 [E8-16748]

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NRCS was assigned technical and administrative responsibility for reviewing the Upper Makefield Township Riparian Restoration and Preservation Grant Program and making appropriate recommendations for the Secretary’s determination of primary purpose. This determination is in accordance with section 126 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended (26 U.S.C. 126), and permits recipients of costshare payments to exclude from gross income to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Township Solicitor, Upper Makefield Township, 1076 Eagle Road, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940; or NRCS, Financial Assistance Programs Division, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 126(a)(10) of the Internal Revenue Code, gross income does not include the ‘‘excludable portion’’ of payments received under any program of a State under which payments are made to individuals primarily for the purpose of protecting or restoring the environment. In general, a payment for selected conservation practices is exempt from Federal taxation, if it meets three tests: (1) Was for a capital expense; (2) does not substantially increase the operator’s annual income from the property for which it is made; and (3) the Secretary of Agriculture certified that the payment was made primarily for conserving soil and water resources, protecting or restoring the environment, improving forests, or providing habitat for wildlife. The Secretary of Agriculture evaluates a conservation program on the basis of criteria set forth in 7 CFR part 14, and makes a ‘‘primary purpose’’ determination for the payments made under the program. 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Determination sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES The Upper Makefield Township Riparian Restoration and Preservation Grant Program will use grant funds to work with landowners in the Houghs Creek watershed to implement practices in an established riparian buffer zone that is 200 feet either side of the creek stream channel. The riparian zone goals are to reduce the amount of nutrients, sediment, organic matter, pesticides, and other harmful substances from reaching the water; provide shade along the creek’s watercourses to moderate stream temperature and protect fish habitat; provide streambank stability to control sediment and erosion; and conserve existing natural features important for the protection of headwater areas, floodplains, springs, streams, woodlands, and prime wildlife habitats. By promoting the establishment of tree plantings, restorative vegetation, and streambank repair in the riparian buffer zone, the Riparian Restoration and Preservation Grant Program will provide payments to landowner participants that are primarily for the purpose of conserving soil and water resources, protecting or restoring the environment, improving forests, or providing habitat for wildlife. A ‘‘Record of Decision’’ has been prepared and is available upon request from NRCS, Financial Assistance Programs Division, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013. Signed in Washington, DC, on July 1, 2008. Arlen L. Lancaster, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. E8–16748 Filed 7–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jul 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Action Affecting Export Privileges; Ankair In the Matter of: Galaxy Aviation Trade Company Ltd., 15 Moreland Court, Lyndale Avenue, Finchley Road, London, UK, NW2 2PJ; Hooshang Seddigh, 15 Moreland Court, Lyndale Avenue, Finchley Road, London, UK, NW2 2PJ; Hamid Shaken Hendi, 5th Floor, 23 Nafisi Avenue, Shahrak Ekbatan, Karaj Special Road, Tehran, Iran; Hossein Jahan Peyma, 2/1 Makran Cross, Heravi Square, Moghan Ave, Pasdaran Cross, Tehran, Iran; Iran Air, Second Floor, No. 23 Nafisi Avenue, Ekbatan, Tehran, Iran; Ankair, Yesilkoy Asfalti Istanbul No. 13/4, Florya, Istanbul, Turkey TR–34810, Respondents. Order Modifying Temporary Denial of Export Privileges of Respondent Ankair On June 6, 2008, I issued an Order in accordance with Section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’ or the ‘‘Regulations’’), temporarily denying the export privileges for 180 days of the following persons for all items subject to the EAR: Galaxy Aviation Trade Company Ltd. (‘‘Galaxy’’), Hooshang Seddigh, Hamid Shaken Hendi, Hossein Jahan Peyma (Galaxy’s shareholders), and Iran Air. The temporary denial order (‘‘TDO’’) also denied certain export privileges under the EAR of Ankair, Yesilkoy Asfalti Istanbul No. 13/4, Florya, Istanbul, Turkey TR–34810 (‘‘Ankair’’), specifically, any transactions involving Boeing 747, manufacturer serial number 24134, tail number TC–AKZ. The TDO was published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2008 (73 FR 34249), and unless renewed in accordance with Section 766.24(d) of the Regulations, will expire on December 3, 2008. The TDO was issued based on evidence presented to me by the Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’) that the Respondents were attempting to reexport a U.S. origin Boeing 747, manufacturer serial number 24134, tail number TC–AKZ, from Turkey to Iran without U.S. Government authorization and that it therefore was necessary in order to prevent an imminent violation of the Regulations. Subsequent to the issuance of the TDO, OEE has requested that I modify the TDO as to Ankair to cover all exports or re-exports of items subject to the EAR. I have been presented evidence indicating that Ankair has violated the TDO and that Ankair has engaged in and/or is about to engage in PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or attempt further violations of the EAR involving the re-export of additional U.S. origin aircraft to Iran without U.S. Government authorization. Modification of the TDO to cover all items subject to the EAR is necessary to prevent further evasion of the TDO and to give companies in the United States and abroad notice to cease dealing with the Ankair in U.S. origin items so as to reduce the likelihood of subsequent exports or re-exports contrary to export control requirements. It is therefore ordered: First, that Ankair, Yesilkov Asfalti Istanbul No. 13/4, Florya, Istanbul, Turkey, TR 34810 (‘‘Denied Person’’) may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’), or in any other activity subject to the EAR including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, license exception, or export control document; B. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 22, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-16748]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


The Secretary of Agriculture's Determination of the Primary 
Purpose of Pennsylvania's Upper Makefield Township Riparian Restoration 
and Preservation Grant Program

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice of Determination.

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SUMMARY: NRCS is providing public notice that the Secretary of 
Agriculture has determined the payments made under Pennsylvania's Upper 
Makefield Township Riparian Restoration and Preservation Grant Program 
are primarily for the purpose of protecting or restoring the 
environment. NRCS was assigned technical and administrative 
responsibility for reviewing the Upper Makefield Township Riparian 
Restoration and Preservation Grant Program and making appropriate 
recommendations for the Secretary's determination of primary purpose. 
This determination is in accordance with section 126 of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1954, as amended (26 U.S.C. 126), and permits 
recipients of cost-share payments to exclude from gross income to the 
extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Township Solicitor, Upper Makefield 
Township, 1076 Eagle Road, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940; or NRCS, 
Financial Assistance Programs Division, Post Office Box 2890, 
Washington, DC 20013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 126(a)(10) of the Internal 
Revenue Code, gross income does not include the ``excludable portion'' 
of payments received under any program of a State under which payments 
are made to individuals primarily for the purpose of protecting or 
restoring the environment. In general, a payment for selected 
conservation practices is exempt from Federal taxation, if it meets 
three tests: (1) Was for a capital expense; (2) does not substantially 
increase the operator's annual income from the property for which it is 
made; and (3) the Secretary of Agriculture certified that the payment 
was made primarily for conserving soil and water resources, protecting 
or restoring the environment, improving forests, or providing habitat 
for wildlife. The Secretary of Agriculture evaluates a conservation 
program on the basis of criteria set forth in 7 CFR part 14, and makes 
a ``primary purpose'' determination for the payments made under the 
program. The

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objective of the determinations made under part 14 is to provide 
maximum conservation, environmental protection or restoration, forestry 
improvement, and wildlife benefits to the general public from the 
operation of applicable programs. Final determinations are made on the 
basis of program, category of practices, or individual practices. 
Following a primary purpose determination by the Secretary of 
Agriculture, the Secretary of the Treasury determines if the payments 
made under the conservation program substantially increase the annual 
income derived from the property benefited by the payments.

Determination

    The Upper Makefield Township Riparian Restoration and Preservation 
Grant Program will use grant funds to work with landowners in the 
Houghs Creek watershed to implement practices in an established 
riparian buffer zone that is 200 feet either side of the creek stream 
channel. The riparian zone goals are to reduce the amount of nutrients, 
sediment, organic matter, pesticides, and other harmful substances from 
reaching the water; provide shade along the creek's watercourses to 
moderate stream temperature and protect fish habitat; provide 
streambank stability to control sediment and erosion; and conserve 
existing natural features important for the protection of headwater 
areas, floodplains, springs, streams, woodlands, and prime wildlife 
habitats.
    By promoting the establishment of tree plantings, restorative 
vegetation, and streambank repair in the riparian buffer zone, the 
Riparian Restoration and Preservation Grant Program will provide 
payments to landowner participants that are primarily for the purpose 
of conserving soil and water resources, protecting or restoring the 
environment, improving forests, or providing habitat for wildlife.
    A ``Record of Decision'' has been prepared and is available upon 
request from NRCS, Financial Assistance Programs Division, Post Office 
Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on July 1, 2008.
Arlen L. Lancaster,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-16748 Filed 7-21-08; 8:45 am]
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