Credit Assistance for Surface Transportation Projects, 8494 [E9-3975]

Download as PDF 8494 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 36 Wednesday, February 25, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration 23 CFR Part 180 Office of the Secretary 49 CFR Part 80 Federal Railroad Administration 49 CFR Part 261 Federal Transit Administration Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Wednesday, January 21, 2009, DOT published a NPRM (74 FR 3487) concerning the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) to implement recent statutory changes and to incorporate certain other changes to the rule. In addition, the NPRM sought comment on policy issues with potentially significant impact on the TIFIA project selection process. This withdrawal will allow the Obama Administration to review the program and decide what, if any changes, it may wish to propose. We believe that the public will benefit from withdrawal of the proposal early in the comment period before comments have been drafted and filed pending review of the program by the new administration. Issued in Washington, DC on February 16, 2009. Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation. [FR Doc. E9–3975 Filed 2–24–09; 8:45 am] 49 CFR Part 640 Maritime Administration 49 CFR Part 1700 BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P [Docket No. DOT–OST–2009–0004] RIN 2105–AD70 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Credit Assistance for Surface Transportation Projects National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS AGENCIES: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Maritime Administration (MARAD), Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Withdrawal of notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and request for comments. SUMMARY: This notice withdraws DOT’s proposed changes to its regulations implementing the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA). The NPRM is being withdrawn in order to allow the Obama Administration to review the program and decide what, if any changes, it may wish to propose. DATES: February 25, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Sullivan, TIFIA Joint Program Office (202) 366–5785, or Mr. Steven Rochlis, Office of the Chief Counsel (202) 366–1395, Federal Highway VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:57 Feb 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 50 CFR Part 622 RIN 0648–XN22 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Bottom Longline Petition AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Announcement of receipt of petitions for rulemaking; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of two petitions for rulemaking from several non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These petitions request NMFS take specific actions to address sea turtle interactions in the bottom longline component of the commercial reef fish fishery. DATES: Comments will be accepted through March 27, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed rule, identified by ‘‘0648–XN22’’ by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Fax: 727–824–5308; Attention: Peter Hood. • Mail: Peter Hood, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Oceana has petitioned the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS to implement emergency regulations for the bottom longline component of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery to mitigate the high levels of loggerhead sea turtle bycatch in the fishery and to implement appropriate long-term actions, through an amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), to ensure adequate protection for the loggerhead sea turtle populations. The Oceana petition specifically requests NMFS prohibit the use of reef fish bottom longline gear in waters shallower than 55 fathoms (100m) in the E:\FR\FM\25FEP1.SGM 25FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 25, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 8494]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-3975]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 25, 2009 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

23 CFR Part 180

Office of the Secretary

49 CFR Part 80

Federal Railroad Administration

49 CFR Part 261

Federal Transit Administration

49 CFR Part 640

Maritime Administration

49 CFR Part 1700

[Docket No. DOT-OST-2009-0004]
RIN 2105-AD70


Credit Assistance for Surface Transportation Projects

AGENCIES: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Maritime 
Administration (MARAD), Office of the Secretary of Transportation 
(OST), Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Withdrawal of notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and request 
for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice withdraws DOT's proposed changes to its 
regulations implementing the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and 
Innovation Act (TIFIA). The NPRM is being withdrawn in order to allow 
the Obama Administration to review the program and decide what, if any 
changes, it may wish to propose.

DATES: February 25, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Sullivan, TIFIA Joint Program 
Office (202) 366-5785, or Mr. Steven Rochlis, Office of the Chief 
Counsel (202) 366-1395, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Wednesday, January 21, 2009, DOT 
published a NPRM (74 FR 3487) concerning the Transportation 
Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) to implement recent 
statutory changes and to incorporate certain other changes to the rule. 
In addition, the NPRM sought comment on policy issues with potentially 
significant impact on the TIFIA project selection process. This 
withdrawal will allow the Obama Administration to review the program 
and decide what, if any changes, it may wish to propose. We believe 
that the public will benefit from withdrawal of the proposal early in 
the comment period before comments have been drafted and filed pending 
review of the program by the new administration.

    Issued in Washington, DC on February 16, 2009.
Ray LaHood,
Secretary of Transportation.
 [FR Doc. E9-3975 Filed 2-24-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-9X-P