National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, 77688-77689 [E8-30087]

Download as PDF 77688 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 245 / Friday, December 19, 2008 / Notices Mount Ephraim and Gloucester City, Camden County, NJ, Wait Period Ends: 01/20/2009, Contact: Matthew Zeller 609–637–4200. EIS No. 20080526, Final EIS, IBR, CO, Southern Delivery System Project, Water Supply Development, Execution of up to 40-year Contracts for Use of Fryingpan-Arkansas Project Facilities, Special Use Permit, El Paso County, CO, Wait Period Ends: 01/20/ 2009, Contact: Kara Lamb 970–663– 3212. Amended Notices EIS No. 20080418, Draft EIS, DOE, 00, PROGRAMMATIC—Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) Program, To Support a Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Expansion of Nuclear Energy, Both Domestically and Internationally, (DOE/EIS–0396), Comment Period Ends: 03/16/2009, Contact: Francis G. Schwartz 866– 645–7803. Revision of FR Notice Published 10/ 17/2008: Extending Comment Period 12/16/2008 to 03/16/2009. EIS No. 20080448, Draft EIS, NPS, AZ, Fire Management Plan, Management of Wildland and Prescribed Fire, Protection of Human Life and Property Restoration and Maintenance of Fire Dependent Ecosystems, and Reduction of Hazardous Fuels, Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, AZ, Comment Period Ends: 01/21/2009, Contact: Chris Marks 986–606–1050. Revision to FR Notice Published: Extending Comment Period from12/22/ 2008 to 01/21/2009. EIS No. 20080469, Draft EIS, FTA, HI, Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project, Provide HighCapacity Transit Service on O’ahu From Kapolei to the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Waikiki, City and County of Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaii, Comment Period Ends: 02/06/ 2009, Contact: Ted Matley 415–744– 3133. Revision to FR Notice Published 11/ 21/2008: Extending Comment Period from 01/07/2009 to 02/06/2009. Dated: December 16, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–30208 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8588–7] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7146. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2008 (73 FR 19833). FINAL EISs EIS No. 20080296, ERP No. F–FHW– G40180–TX, Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) Selected the Preferred Alternative Alignment, Segment F–2 from SH 249 to IH 45, Right-of-Way Permit and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Harris County, TX. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. EIS No. 20080318, ERP No. F–BLM– J65475–WY, Pinedale Resource Management Plan, Implementation, of Public Lands Administered, Pinedale Field Office, Sublette and Lincoln Counties, WY. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20080449, ERP No. F–AFS– K65329–CA, Sugarberry Project, Proposes to Protect Rural Communities from Fire Hazards by Constructing Fuel Breaks Known as Defensible Fuel Profile Zones (DFPZs), Feather River Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba Counties, CA. Summary: EPA commends the decommissioning of 11.5 miles of roads, watershed improvement projects, and aspen and black oak restoration. However, EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the cumulative effects of regional Defensible Fuel Profile Zones and fuel management actions given past extraction and road construction activities and proposed soil-disturbing activities on adjacent private lands. EPA recommended concurrent road decommissioning and restoration actions, and other measures to ensure timely watershed improvements. EIS No. 20080450, ERP No. F–NOA– E91023–00, Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Snapper Grouper Fishery, Address Overfishing, Bycatch, Management Reference Points, and Allocations for Snapper Grouper Species, Implementation, South Atlantic Region. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. EIS No. 20080453, ERP No. F–FTA– C54010–00, Access to the Region’s Core Project, Additional Information on the Build Alternative, To Increase Trans-Hudson Commuter Rail Capacity, Improve System Safety and Reliability between Secaucus Junction Station in NJ and midtown Manhattan, Funding, Hudson County, NJ and New York County NY. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. EIS No. 20080399, ERP No. FS–FTA– K54022–CA, Central Subway/Third Street Light Rail Phase 2, Funding, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, in the City and County San Francisco, CA. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. EIS No. 20080511, ERP No. FS–USN– K11094–00, Developing Home Port Facilities for Three NIMITZ-Class Aircraft Carriers in Support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, New Circumstances and Information to Supplements (the 1999 FEIS) Coronado, CA. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. Dated: December 16, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–30210 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8754–2] National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Request for Nominations to the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). It is anticipated that vacancies will be filled E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 245 / Friday, December 19, 2008 / Notices by late spring 2009. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. Background: NACEPT is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92463. EPA established NACEPT in 1988 to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology and management issues. Members serve as representatives from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two year terms with the possibility of reappointment. The Council usually meets 3 times annually and the average workload for the members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the Council in a voluntary capacity. However, EPA provides reimbursement for travel expenses associated with official government business. EPA is seeking nominations from all sectors, including academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of FACA, which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees: —Extensive professional knowledge of environmental policy, management, and technology issues. —Demonstrated ability to examine and analyze environmental issues with objectivity and integrity. —Senior-level experience that fills a current need on the Council. —Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and consensus-building skills. —Ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 hours per month to the Council’s activities, including participation on teleconference meetings and preparation of text for Council reports and advice letters. Nominations must include a resume and a short biography describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, as well as the nominee’s current business address, e-mail address, and daytime telephone number. Interested candidates may selfnominate. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to: Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, U.S. EPA (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. You may VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 also e-mail nominations to altieri.sonia@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564– 0243; fax: (202) 564–8129; e-mail altieri.sonia@epa.gov. Dated: December 5, 2008. Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. E8–30087 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8754–3] Brown & Bryant Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), the EPA is hereby providing notice of a proposed administrative settlement agreement and order on consent (‘‘Settlement Agreement’’) with Union Pacific Railroad Company and BNSF Railway Company (‘‘the Respondents’’) concerning the Brown & Bryant Superfund Site in Arvin, California (‘‘Site’’). Section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), provides EPA with the authority to enter into administrative settlements for claims for costs incurred by EPA under CERCLA. The Settlement Agreement resolves certain claims under Sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606, 9607. Under the Settlement Agreement, each Respondent will pay EPA $492,500, for a total of $985,000 (‘‘Settled Response Costs’’). Respondents are jointly and severally liable for the total amount due under the Settlement Agreement. The Settled Response Costs will be deposited in the Brown & Bryant Superfund Site Special Account within the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund. EPA will use all Settled Response Costs in the Brown & Bryant Superfund Site Special Account to relocate Arvin City Well 1, as the first phase of the remedy selected in the Record of Decision issued on September 30, 2007. If any portion of the Settled Response Costs remains in the Brown & Bryant Superfund Site Special Account PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77689 after full implementation of this work, EPA will, after consultation with the Respondents, apply such funds for other response costs at or in connection with the Site. In the event that there are no additional costs at the Site to which the funds can be applied, EPA may transfer the funds to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund. The Settlement Agreement may be examined at the following EPA Web site: https://www.epa.gov/region09/ brown&bryant. The Settlement Agreement also may be examined at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, Office of Regional Counsel, San Francisco, California 94105, and also at the public information repository located at the Kern County Library, Arvin Branch, 201 Campus Drive, Arvin, California 93203. A paper or electronic copy of the Settlement Agreement may also be obtained from Joshua Wirtschafter, who can be contacted by mail at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street (mail code ORC–3), San Francisco, California 94105–3901, by telephone at (415) 972– 3912, by fax at (415) 947–3570, or by email at Wirtschafter.Joshua@epa.gov. DATES: EPA must receive comments by January 20, 2009 relating to the Settlement Agreement. EPA will consider all comments it receives during this period, and may not consent to the settlement if any comments disclose facts or considerations indicating that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to Joshua Wirtschafter by mail, fax, or e-mail to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street (mail code ORC–3), San Francisco, California 94105–3901, by telephone at (415) 972– 3912, by fax at (415) 947–3570, or by email at Wirtschafter.Joshua@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information about the Site and about the proposed Settlement Agreement may be obtained by contacting Joshua Wirtschafter at (415) 972–3912. Dated: December 8, 2008. Nancy Lindsey, Acting Director, Superfund Division, Region IX. [FR Doc. E8–30200 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 245 (Friday, December 19, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-30087]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for Nominations to the National Advisory Council for 
Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT).

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to the National Advisory Council for 
Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). It is anticipated that 
vacancies will be filled

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by late spring 2009. Additional sources may be utilized in the 
solicitation of nominees.
    Background: NACEPT is a federal advisory committee chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92463. EPA 
established NACEPT in 1988 to provide independent advice to the EPA 
Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology and 
management issues. Members serve as representatives from academia, 
industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal 
governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two 
year terms with the possibility of reappointment. The Council usually 
meets 3 times annually and the average workload for the members is 
approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the Council in 
a voluntary capacity. However, EPA provides reimbursement for travel 
expenses associated with official government business. EPA is seeking 
nominations from all sectors, including academia, industry, non-
governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. 
Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of FACA, which 
requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of 
constituencies, sectors, and groups.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
--Extensive professional knowledge of environmental policy, management, 
and technology issues.
--Demonstrated ability to examine and analyze environmental issues with 
objectivity and integrity.
--Senior-level experience that fills a current need on the Council.
--Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and 
consensus-building skills.
--Ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 hours per month to the 
Council's activities, including participation on teleconference 
meetings and preparation of text for Council reports and advice 
letters.

    Nominations must include a resume and a short biography describing 
the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, as well 
as the nominee's current business address, e-mail address, and daytime 
telephone number. Interested candidates may self-nominate.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to: Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, U.S. EPA 
(1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. You may 
also e-mail nominations to altieri.sonia@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-0243; fax: (202) 564-8129; e-
mail altieri.sonia@epa.gov.

    Dated: December 5, 2008.
Sonia Altieri,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-30087 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]
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