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Download as PDF 6418 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 25 / Monday, February 9, 2009 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcomed to present written or oral comments to the SRC. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808, of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96–487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Draft meeting minutes will be available upon request from each Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. DATES: The Lake Clark National Park SRC meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Location: The meeting will be held at the Nondalton Community Center, in Nondalton, AK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Ravenmoon, Subsistence Coordinator, Lake Clark National Park, One Park Place, Port Alsworth, AK 99653; telephone: (907) 781–2135 or Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, 2181 Kachemak Drive, Homer, AK; telephone: (907) 271–3751. DATES: The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Location: The meeting will be held at the Gakona Village Hall in Gakona, Alaska. The alternate meeting site is Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Headquarters, Copper Center, AK, telephone: (907) 822–5234. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence Manager/ Cultural Anthropologist, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99573; telephone: (907) 822–7236, or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Coordinator, NPS Alaska Regional Office; telephone: (907) 644–3603. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SRC meeting locations and dates may need to be changed based on weather or local circumstances. If meeting dates and locations are changed, notice of each meeting will be published in local newspapers and announced on local radio stations prior to the meeting dates. The proposed agendas for each meeting include the following: 1. Call to order (SRC Chair). 2. SRC Roll Call and Confirmation of Quorum. 3. SRC Chair and Superintendent’s Welcome and Introductions. 4. Review and Approve Agenda. 5. Review and adopt minutes from last meeting. 6. SRC Membership Status. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Feb 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 7. SRC Member Reports. 8. Park Superintendent and NPS Staff Reports. 9. Federal Subsistence Board Update. a. Wildlife Proposals. b. Fisheries Proposals. 10. Board of Game and Board of Fisheries Updates. 11. Subsistence Uses: Horns, Antlers, Bone and Plant Environmental Assessment Update. 12. Old Business. 13. New Business. 14. Agency and Public Comments. 15. SRC Work Session. 16. Adjournment. Dated: January 13, 2009. Victor Knox, Deputy Regional Director. [FR Doc. E9–2663 Filed 2–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Agency Information Collection; Activities Under OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 1006– 0003). SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation, we) has forwarded the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Use Authorization Application (Form 7– 2540), OMB Control Number: 1006– 0003. Title 43 CFR part 429 requires that applicants for certain uses of Reclamation land, facilities, and waterbodies apply using Form 7–2540. We request your comments on specific aspects of the revised Use Authorization Application Form. DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comments must be received on or before March 11, 2009 to assure maximum consideration. ADDRESSES: You may send written comments to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, via facsimile to (202) 395–6566 or e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. A copy of your comments should also be directed to the Bureau of Reclamation, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Attention: 84–53000, PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greek Taylor at: (303) 445–2895. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Bureau of Reclamation Use Authorization Application, 43 CFR part 429. Abstract: Reclamation is responsible for approximately 6.5 million acres of land which directly support Reclamation’s Federal water projects in the 17 western states. Individuals or entities wanting to use Reclamation’s lands, facilities, or waterbodies must submit an application to gain permission for such uses. Examples of such uses are: —Agricultural uses such as grazing and farming; —Commercial or organized recreation and sporting activities; —Other commercial activities such as ‘‘guiding and outfitting’’ and ‘‘filming and photography;’’ and —Resource exploration and extraction, including sand and gravel removal and timber harvesting. Reclamation reviews applications to determine whether granting individual use authorizations is compatible with Reclamation’s present or future uses of the lands, facilities, or waterbodies. When we find a proposed use compatible, we advise the applicant of the estimated administrative costs and estimated application processing time. In addition to the administrative costs, we require the applicant to pay a use fee for the use authorization based on a valuation or competitive bidding. If the application is for construction of a bridge, building, or other significant construction project, Reclamation may require that all plans and specifications be signed and sealed by a licensed professional engineer. We changed the form and its instructions to comply with revisions to 43 CFR part 429. The name of the form is now ‘‘Bureau of Reclamation Use Authorization Application’’ and ‘‘rightof-use’’ is replaced with ‘‘use authorization’’ in the form and instructions. We expanded the examples in the instructions of proposed uses for which you must seek permission. The instructions reflect an application fee of $100. However, some applications may incur a higher cost due to additional required analyses such as the need to perform a valuation or to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The average cost for preparing an application is estimated to be $200. We made other changes to the form and the instructions to improve the readability and E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 25 / Monday, February 9, 2009 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES information-gathering. For instance, the form now requests day and evening phone numbers, instead of work and home numbers. Frequency: Each time a use authorization is requested. Respondents: Individuals, corporations, companies, and State and local entities who want to use Reclamation lands, facilities, or waterbodies. Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 175. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 175. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 350 hours. Estimated Completion Time per Respondent: 2 hours. Comments We invite your comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions, including whether the information will have practical use; (b) The accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Reclamation will display a valid OMB control number on the Use Authorization Application Form 7–2540. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 56865, Sep. 30, 2008). No public comments were received. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure maximum consideration. Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment (including your personal identifying information) may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Feb 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Program Services, Denver Office. [FR Doc. E9–2639 Filed 2–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree in United States v. Kentucky Utilities Company Under the Clean Air Act Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on February 3, 2009, a proposed consent decree (‘‘Consent Decree’’) between Kentucky Utilities Company (‘‘Kentucky Utilities’’) and the United States in connection with Civil Action No. 5:07–CV–75–KSF, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The Consent Decree would resolve claims asserted by the United States against Kentucky Utilities pursuant to Sections 113(b) and 167 of the Clean Air Act (the ‘‘Act’’), 42 U.S.C. 7413(b) and 7477, seeking injunctive relief and the assessment of civil penalties for Kentucky Utilities’ violations of: (a) The Prevention of Significant Deterioration (‘‘PSD’’) provisions in Part C of Subchapter I of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7470–92; (b) The New Source Performance Standards (‘‘NSPS’’) provisions of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7411; (c) Title V of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7661 et seq.; and (d) The federally enforceable State Implementation Plan (‘‘SIP’’) developed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky Utilities Company is a Kentucky corporation headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky Utilities owns and operates five coal-fired electrical power generating stations in Kentucky. One of those stations, the E.W. Brown Plant (‘‘Brown Plant’’) is located on Lake Herrington in Mercer County, Kentucky. The Brown Plant operates three coal-fired boiler units. Only Unit 3 at the Brown Plant (‘‘Brown Unit 3’’) is the subject of this settlement. The complaint filed by the United States alleges that Kentucky Utilities modified Brown Unit 3 without complying with the PSD requirements of the Act (including the requirements to first obtain a PSD permit authorizing the modification and to install and operate the best available technology to control emissions of sulfur dioxide (‘‘SO2’’), nitrogen oxides (‘‘NOX’’), and/or PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6419 particulate matter (‘‘PM’’)), and without complying with the NSPS requirements of the Act. The complaint also alleges that Kentucky Utilities violated Title V of the Act by failing to include the PSD and NSPS requirements triggered by its modifications in its Title V operating permit for the Brown Plant. Finally, the complaint alleges that Kentucky Utilities illegally operated Brown Unit 3 at heat input capacities that were higher than allowed by its operating permit. The proposed Consent Decree would require Kentucky Utilities to reduce SO2, NOX and PM emissions at Brown Unit 3 through the installation and operation of state-of-the-art pollution control technologies. In addition, the proposed Consent Decree would require Kentucky Utilities to contribute $3 million toward environmental mitigation projects, including $1.8 million toward a carbon sequestration research project overseen by the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Geological Survey, $1 million to retrofit diesel school buses with devices to reduce particulate matter emissions, and $200,000 toward the National Park Service’s efforts to protect and restore Mammoth Caves National Park. Finally, the proposed Consent Decree would require Kentucky Utilities to pay a civil penalty of $1.4 million. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. Kentucky Utilities Company, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–08850. The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Eastern District of Kentucky, 260 West Vine Street, Suite 300, Lexington, Kentucky 40507–1612, and at U.S. EPA Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303– 8960. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Agency Information Collection; Activities Under OMB Review; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 
1006-0003).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation, we) has forwarded the following 
Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Use Authorization Application 
(Form 7-2540), OMB Control Number: 1006-0003. Title 43 CFR part 429 
requires that applicants for certain uses of Reclamation land, 
facilities, and waterbodies apply using Form 7-2540. We request your 
comments on specific aspects of the revised Use Authorization 
Application Form.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information 
collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comments 
must be received on or before March 11, 2009 to assure maximum 
consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may send written comments to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, via facsimile to (202) 
395-6566 or e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. A copy of your comments 
should also be directed to the Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: 84-
53000, PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greek Taylor at: (303) 445-2895.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Bureau of Reclamation Use Authorization Application, 43 CFR 
part 429.
    Abstract: Reclamation is responsible for approximately 6.5 million 
acres of land which directly support Reclamation's Federal water 
projects in the 17 western states. Individuals or entities wanting to 
use Reclamation's lands, facilities, or waterbodies must submit an 
application to gain permission for such uses. Examples of such uses 
are:

--Agricultural uses such as grazing and farming;
--Commercial or organized recreation and sporting activities;
--Other commercial activities such as ``guiding and outfitting'' and 
``filming and photography;'' and
--Resource exploration and extraction, including sand and gravel 
removal and timber harvesting.

    Reclamation reviews applications to determine whether granting 
individual use authorizations is compatible with Reclamation's present 
or future uses of the lands, facilities, or waterbodies. When we find a 
proposed use compatible, we advise the applicant of the estimated 
administrative costs and estimated application processing time. In 
addition to the administrative costs, we require the applicant to pay a 
use fee for the use authorization based on a valuation or competitive 
bidding. If the application is for construction of a bridge, building, 
or other significant construction project, Reclamation may require that 
all plans and specifications be signed and sealed by a licensed 
professional engineer.
    We changed the form and its instructions to comply with revisions 
to 43 CFR part 429. The name of the form is now ``Bureau of Reclamation 
Use Authorization Application'' and ``right-of-use'' is replaced with 
``use authorization'' in the form and instructions. We expanded the 
examples in the instructions of proposed uses for which you must seek 
permission. The instructions reflect an application fee of $100. 
However, some applications may incur a higher cost due to additional 
required analyses such as the need to perform a valuation or to ensure 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The average cost 
for preparing an application is estimated to be $200. We made other 
changes to the form and the instructions to improve the readability and

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information-gathering. For instance, the form now requests day and 
evening phone numbers, instead of work and home numbers.
    Frequency: Each time a use authorization is requested.
    Respondents: Individuals, corporations, companies, and State and 
local entities who want to use Reclamation lands, facilities, or 
waterbodies.
    Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 175.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 175.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 350 hours.
    Estimated Completion Time per Respondent: 2 hours.

Comments

    We invite your comments on:
    (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of our functions, including whether the 
information will have practical use;
    (b) The accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection 
of information;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. Reclamation will display a valid 
OMB control number on the Use Authorization Application Form 7-2540. A 
Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on this collection of information was published in the Federal 
Register (73 FR 56865, Sep. 30, 2008). No public comments were 
received.
    OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information 
collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment 
should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure maximum 
consideration.
    Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment (including your personal identifying 
information) may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Program Services, Denver Office.
[FR Doc. E9-2639 Filed 2-6-09; 8:45 am]
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