Low Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program: Extension of Closing Date, 7663-7664 [E9-3485]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 32 / Thursday, February 19, 2009 / Notices This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to innersprings from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 1117 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect. This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211. Dated: February 13, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–3652 Filed 2–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No. 090210159–9160–01] Notice of Availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) publishes this notice of availability to announce a 30– day comment period for a Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) written to evaluate the environmental impact of the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program. The Final PEA and Draft FONSI for the PSIC Grant Program are available for public review and comment. NTIA seeks public comment on the Final PEA and Draft FONSI from all interested parties. DATES: Comments on the Final PEA and Draft FONSI must be received on or before March 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: The Final PEA and Draft FONSI are available online at: http:// www.regulations.gov with detailed instructions for making comments. Alternatively, written comments may be submitted to Ms. Laura Pettus, PSIC Grant Program, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Room 4812, 1401 VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:38 Feb 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. The Final PEA and Draft FONSI will also be available on NTIA’s website at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ psic. All comments submitted will be posted on Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written requests for a hard copy of the Final PEA and the Draft FONSI should be submitted to: Ms. Laura Pettus, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Room 4812, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 directed NTIA, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to establish and administer a grant program to assist public safety agencies in the advancement of interoperable communications.1 The Act authorized NTIA to make payments not to exceed $1 billion, in the aggregate, through fiscal year 2010 to carry out the PSIC program. The grant program assisted public safety agencies in the acquisition of, deployment of, or training for the use of interoperable communications systems that can utilize reallocated public safety spectrum in the 700 MHz band for radio communication.2 On September 30, 2007, the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program awarded $968,385,000 to fund interoperable communications projects from the 56 States and Territories.3 These awards represent the largest single infusion of Federal funding ever provided for State, Territory, and local agencies to implement communications solutions. NTIA prepared the final PEA and draft FONSI in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA.4 1 The Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 § 3006, 47 U.S.C. § 309 note (2008), Pub. L. No. 109-171, 120 Stat. 25. The PSIC grant program requirements were subsequently amended by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 § 2201, 47 U.S.C. § 309 note (2008), Pub. L. No. 110-53, 121 Stat. 276. 2 For additional information regarding the PSIC Grant Program, see, Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Program, Improving Interoperable Communications Nationwide: Overview of Initial State and Territory Investments, available at, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/psic/ PSIC%20Investment%20Data%20Analysis%20 (report%20only).pdf. 3 Section 4 of the Call Home Act of 2006, 47 U.S.C. § 309 note (2008), Pub. L. No. 109-459, 120 Stat. 3399, mandated that all PSIC funds be awarded by September 30, 2007. 4 National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. § 4321 (2008); Council on Environmental PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7663 The public is invited to submit comments on both documents. See the ADDRESSES for instructions on submitting comments. The final PEA and draft FONSI may be reviewed at http://www.regulations.gov or on NTIA’s website as noted above. In addition, copies may be obtained by writing to Ms. Laura Pettus as provided above. Dated: February 13, 2009. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. E9–3494 Filed 2–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No. 070920527–9169–03] Low Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program: Extension of Closing Date AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Amended Solicitation of Applications. SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announces that it is extending the solicitation period for grant applications for the Low Power Television and Translator Digital-toAnalog Conversion Program. Applications must be postmarked on or before Friday, June 12, 2009. DATES: Applications for Low Power Television and Translator Digital-toAnalog Conversion Program must be postmarked on or before Friday, June 12, 2009. Applications submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. ADDRESSES: Application forms and instructions are available on the Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/lptv. To submit completed applications, or send any other correspondence, write to the Low-Power Conversion Program at the following address: LPTV, Room H–4812, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Cooperman, Director, Broadcasting Division, telephone: (202) 482–5802; fax: (202) 482–2156. Information about the Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-toQuality for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA, 40 C.F.R. parts 1500-1508 (2008). E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 7664 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 32 / Thursday, February 19, 2009 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Analog Conversion Program can also be obtained electronically via the Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/lptv. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA has established the Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program through which each eligible low-power television broadcast station may receive compensation toward the cost of the purchase of a digital-to-analog conversion device that enables it to convert the incoming digital signal of its corresponding full-power television station to analog format for transmission on the low-power television station’s analog channel. The conversion devices are necessary so the eligible stations can continue to broadcast in analog after the digital conversion of the full-power station occurs. Without converter devices, the eligible facilities will be unable to receive the incoming off-air digital signal for conversion and rebroadcast to consumers within their coverage area. On October 29, 2007, NTIA publish a notice announcing the availability of funds for this program.1 The DTV Delay Act, enacted on February 11, 2009, extended the deadline for submission of Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-toAnalog Conversion Program grant applications from February 17, 2009, to June 12, 2009.2 This provision amended section 3008(a)(1)of Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005.3 Accordingly, NTIA publishes this notice to announce that it is extending the solicitation period for applications for the Low Power Television and Translator Digital-toAnalog Conversion Program. Any applications postmarked between February 18, 2009, and June 12, 2009, will be considered timely and will be given full consideration. Applications submitted by June 12, 2009, will utilize the same forms, and undergo the same review and evaluation process contained in the Notice of Availability of Funds of October 29, 2007, as amended.4 NTIA has approximately $1 million available for 1 Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-toAnalog Conversion Program, 72 Fed. Reg. 61,109 (Oct. 29, 2007), available at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/lptv/NOAFl10292007.pdf. This notice was subsequently modified in August 2008 changing application submission deadlines and processing priorities, and announcing availability of funds. Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program, 73 Fed.Reg. 50,782 (Aug. 28, 2008), available at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/lptv/ consumeredlfrl080828.pdf. 2 DTV Delay Act, § 2(b)(1), P.L. 111-4, 123 Stat. 112 (2009). 3 Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 § 3008, 47 U.S.C. § 309 note (2008). 4 See supra note 1. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:38 Feb 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 award and will process applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the $1 million is exhausted. Dated: February 13, 2009. Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications. [FR Doc. E9–3485 Filed 2–13–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–60–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education AGENCY: Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), DoD. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education will take place: DATES: Friday, May 1, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central European Summer Time. Oranien Hotel, Platter Strasse 2, 65193 Wiesbaden, Germany 49–611–1882–0. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Leesa Rompre, at (703) 588–3128, or at leesa.rompre@hq.dodea.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: Recommend to the Director, DoDEA, general policies for the operation of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS); to provide the Director with information about effective educational programs and practices that should be considered by DoDDS; and to perform other tasks as may be required by the Secretary of Defense. Agenda: The meeting agenda will be the current operational qualities of schools and the institutionalized school improvement processes, as well as other educational matters. Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a firstcome basis. Committee’s Point of Contact: Ms. Leesa Rompre, tel. (703) 588–3128, 4040 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22203, e-mail: leesa.rompre@hq.dodea.edu. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education about its mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of the planned meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. For the next meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education, Mr. Charles Toth, telephone (703) 588–3105, 4040 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203; e-mail: Charlie.Toth@hq.dodea.edu, will be acting in the capacity of the Designated Federal Officer for this committee. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed above at least fourteen calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education Chairpersons and ensure they are provided to all members of the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. Oral Statements by the Public to the Membership: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102– 3.140(d), time will be allotted for public comments to the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education. Individual comments will be limited to a maximum of five minutes duration. The total time allotted for public comments will not exceed thirty minutes. Dated: February 11, 2009. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E9–3510 Filed 2–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

[Docket No. 070920527-9169-03]


Low Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion 
Program: Extension of Closing Date

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Amended Solicitation of Applications.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) announces that it is extending the solicitation period for grant 
applications for the Low Power Television and Translator Digital-to-
Analog Conversion Program. Applications must be postmarked on or before 
Friday, June 12, 2009.

DATES: Applications for Low Power Television and Translator Digital-to-
Analog Conversion Program must be postmarked on or before Friday, June 
12, 2009. Applications submitted by facsimile will not be accepted.

ADDRESSES: Application forms and instructions are available on the 
Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/lptv. To submit completed 
applications, or send any other correspondence, write to the Low-Power 
Conversion Program at the following address: LPTV, Room H-4812, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 
20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Cooperman, Director, 
Broadcasting Division, telephone: (202) 482-5802; fax: (202) 482-2156. 
Information about the Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-

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Analog Conversion Program can also be obtained electronically via the 
Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/lptv.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA has established the Low-Power 
Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program through 
which each eligible low-power television broadcast station may receive 
compensation toward the cost of the purchase of a digital-to-analog 
conversion device that enables it to convert the incoming digital 
signal of its corresponding full-power television station to analog 
format for transmission on the low-power television station's analog 
channel. The conversion devices are necessary so the eligible stations 
can continue to broadcast in analog after the digital conversion of the 
full-power station occurs. Without converter devices, the eligible 
facilities will be unable to receive the incoming off-air digital 
signal for conversion and rebroadcast to consumers within their 
coverage area. On October 29, 2007, NTIA publish a notice announcing 
the availability of funds for this program.\1\
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    \1\ Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog 
Conversion Program, 72 Fed. Reg. 61,109 (Oct. 29, 2007), available 
at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/lptv/NOAF_10292007.pdf. This notice was 
subsequently modified in August 2008 changing application submission 
deadlines and processing priorities, and announcing availability of 
funds. Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog 
Conversion Program, 73 Fed.Reg. 50,782 (Aug. 28, 2008), available at 
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/lptv/consumered_fr_080828.pdf.
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    The DTV Delay Act, enacted on February 11, 2009, extended the 
deadline for submission of Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-
to-Analog Conversion Program grant applications from February 17, 2009, 
to June 12, 2009.\2\ This provision amended section 3008(a)(1)of 
Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005.\3\ 
Accordingly, NTIA publishes this notice to announce that it is 
extending the solicitation period for applications for the Low Power 
Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program. Any 
applications postmarked between February 18, 2009, and June 12, 2009, 
will be considered timely and will be given full consideration.
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    \2\ DTV Delay Act, Sec.  2(b)(1), P.L. 111-4, 123 Stat. 112 
(2009).
    \3\ Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 
Sec.  3008, 47 U.S.C. Sec.  309 note (2008).
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    Applications submitted by June 12, 2009, will utilize the same 
forms, and undergo the same review and evaluation process contained in 
the Notice of Availability of Funds of October 29, 2007, as amended.\4\ 
NTIA has approximately $1 million available for award and will process 
applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the $1 million 
is exhausted.
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    \4\ See supra note 1.

    Dated: February 13, 2009.
Bernadette McGuire-Rivera,
Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information 
Applications.
[FR Doc. E9-3485 Filed 2-13-09; 4:15 pm]
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