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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 66 / Wednesday, April 8, 2009 / Notices invertebrates, which live on or near the ocean floor where the oil settled. The nature and extent of injuries will be determined during the damage assessment. (2) Response actions during cleanup have not fully addressed the injuries resulting from the Incident. Although response actions were initiated promptly, the nature and location of the discharge prevented recovery of all of the oil and precluded prevention of injuries to some natural resources. It is anticipated that injured natural resources will eventually return to baseline levels, but there is the potential for interim losses to have occurred and to continue to occur until a return to baseline is achieved. (3) Feasible compensatory restoration actions exist to address injuries from this incident. Restoration actions that could be considered may include, but are not limited to: creation or enhancement of offshore artificial reef structures; creation, restoration, enhancement or protection of marsh habitat; and marine debris removal. In addition, methods such as Habitat Equivalency Analysis exist to scale the amount of compensatory restoration required to offset ecological service losses resulting from this incident. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Administrative Record NOAA has opened an Administrative Record (Record) in compliance with 15 CFR 990.45. The Record will include documents relied on by NOAA during the pre-assessment performed in conjunction with the Incident. To date the Record contains: (1) A copy of this notice; (2) A letter from NOAA to the Responsible Party inviting their participation in a cooperative natural resource damage assessment; (3) A letter from the Responsible Party to NOAA accepting the invitation to participate in a cooperative natural resource damage assessment and enclosing the ‘‘Guiding Principles for NOAA/K-Sea DBL 152 Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment’’ that were developed and coordinated by NOAA and K-Sea to guide the cooperative NRDA for the Incident; and (4) The Preassessment Data Report prepared in conjunction with the preassessment activities arising from the Incident. The Record is on file at: NOAA Assessment & Restoration Division, ATTN: Troy Baker, Louisiana State University, Sea Grant Building, Room 124B, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, 225–578– 7921 (ph), 225–578–7926 (fax), TroyBaker@noaa.gov. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:05 Apr 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: March 31, 2009. David G. Westerholm, Director, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–7850 Filed 4–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Docket No. 090402625–9626–01 Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Notice of Availability of Funds AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Funds; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. SUMMARY: On October 20, 2008, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the closing date for receipt of applications for the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). NTIA now announces that $18 million has been appropriated for fiscal year 2009 grants. DATES: Funds will be available for applications submitted by the originally announced deadline of December 18, 2008, as well as applications for certain digital television Distributed Transmission System (DTS) projects and replacement translator projects that must be received prior to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (Closing Time), Monday, May 18, 2009. ADDRESSES: To obtain a printed application package, submit completed applications, or send any other correspondence, write to PTFP at the following address: NTIA/PTFP, Room H–4812, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Application materials may be obtained electronically via the Internet at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/ptfp or http:// www.grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Cooperman, Director, Public Broadcasting Division, telephone: (202) 482–5802; fax: (202) 482–2156; or wcooperman@ntia.doc.gov. Information about the PTFP also can be obtained electronically via the Internet at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/ptfp. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 20, 2008, NTIA published a Notice of Closing Date for Solicitation of Applications for the FY 2009 PTFP PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15943 grant round. The Notice established Thursday, December 18, 2008 as the Closing Date.1 The Notice indicated that ‘‘[i]ssuance of grants is subject to the availability of FY 2009 funds. At this time, the Congress has passed the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009. Public Law No. 110–329 (2008), to fund operations of the PTFP through March 6, 2009. Further notice will be made in the Federal Register about the final status of funding for this program at the appropriate time.’’ 2 As a result of subsequent Federal Communications Commission actions authorizing new digital television services, NTIA extended the Closing Date to May 18, 2009, for Distributed Transmission System (DTS) projects and for replacement digital television translators.3 On March 11, 2009, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, was signed into law.4 The Act appropriated $18 million for public telecommunications facilities planning and construction grants. These funds are now available to fund applications submitted in response to the Federal Register notices referenced above. Dated: April 3, 2009. Dr. Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications. [FR Doc. E9–8003 Filed 4–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–S COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Establishment of Risk Management Advisory Committee The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has determined to establish a new advisory committee, the Risk Management Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to conduct public meetings and to make reports and recommendations to the Commission on risk management issues involving or relevant to participants in the markets regulated by the Commission. The reports and 1 Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date, 73 Fed. Reg. 62,258 (Oct. 20, 2008) (PTFP Closing Date Notice). 2 73 Fed. Reg. at 62,258. 3 Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Notice of Amended Closing Date for Solicitation of Applications, 73 Fed. Reg. 74,709 (Dec. 9, 2008). Public Telecommunications Facilities Program; Notice of Amended Solicitation of Applications, 74 Fed. Reg. 5643 (Jan. 30, 2009). 4 See Pub. L. No. 111–8. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Docket No. 090402625-9626-01


Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Notice of 
Availability of Funds

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

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Funds; Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance.

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SUMMARY: On October 20, 2008, the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA) announced the closing date for 
receipt of applications for the Public Telecommunications Facilities 
Program (PTFP). NTIA now announces that $18 million has been 
appropriated for fiscal year 2009 grants.

DATES: Funds will be available for applications submitted by the 
originally announced deadline of December 18, 2008, as well as 
applications for certain digital television Distributed Transmission 
System (DTS) projects and replacement translator projects that must be 
received prior to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (Closing Time), Monday, 
May 18, 2009.

ADDRESSES: To obtain a printed application package, submit completed 
applications, or send any other correspondence, write to PTFP at the 
following address: NTIA/PTFP, Room H-4812, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Application 
materials may be obtained electronically via the Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ptfp or http://www.grants.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Cooperman, Director, Public 
Broadcasting Division, telephone: (202) 482-5802; fax: (202) 482-2156; 
or wcooperman@ntia.doc.gov. Information about the PTFP also can be 
obtained electronically via the Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ptfp.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 20, 2008, NTIA published a Notice 
of Closing Date for Solicitation of Applications for the FY 2009 PTFP 
grant round. The Notice established Thursday, December 18, 2008 as the 
Closing Date.\1\ The Notice indicated that ``[i]ssuance of grants is 
subject to the availability of FY 2009 funds. At this time, the 
Congress has passed the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and 
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009. Public Law No. 110-329 (2008), to 
fund operations of the PTFP through March 6, 2009. Further notice will 
be made in the Federal Register about the final status of funding for 
this program at the appropriate time.'' \2\
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    \1\ Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date, 
73 Fed. Reg. 62,258 (Oct. 20, 2008) (PTFP Closing Date Notice).
    \2\ 73 Fed. Reg. at 62,258.
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    As a result of subsequent Federal Communications Commission actions 
authorizing new digital television services, NTIA extended the Closing 
Date to May 18, 2009, for Distributed Transmission System (DTS) 
projects and for replacement digital television translators.\3\
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    \3\ Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Notice of 
Amended Closing Date for Solicitation of Applications, 73 Fed. Reg. 
74,709 (Dec. 9, 2008). Public Telecommunications Facilities Program; 
Notice of Amended Solicitation of Applications, 74 Fed. Reg. 5643 
(Jan. 30, 2009).
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    On March 11, 2009, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, was signed 
into law.\4\ The Act appropriated $18 million for public 
telecommunications facilities planning and construction grants. These 
funds are now available to fund applications submitted in response to 
the Federal Register notices referenced above.
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    \4\ See Pub. L. No. 111-8.

    Dated: April 3, 2009.
Dr. Bernadette McGuire-Rivera,
Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information 
Applications.
[FR Doc. E9-8003 Filed 4-7-09; 8:45 am]
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