Agency Information Collection Activity; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP), 18248-18249 [E9-9092]

Download as PDF 18248 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 21, 2009 / Notices Dated: April 14, 2009. Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. E9–9121 Filed 4–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P INTER–AMERICAN FOUNDATION BOARD Inter-American Foundation Board Meeting; Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: April 27, 2009, 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. PLACE: 901 N. Stuart Street, Tenth Floor, Arlington, Virginia 22203. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: • Approval of the Minutes of the December 15, 2008, Meeting of the Board of Directors • President’s Report • Regional and Summit of the Americas Overview • Congressional Affairs • IAF Program Activities • RedEAmerica • Operations • IAF Advisory Council • Board Site Visit PORTIONS TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: • Approval of the Minutes of the December 15, 2008, Meeting of the Board of Directors • President’s Report • Regional and Summit of the Americas Overview • Congressional Affairs • IAF Program Activities • RedEAmerica • Operations • IAF Advisory Council • Board Site Visit FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hodges Reynolds, General Counsel, (703) 306–4301. Dated: April 13, 2009. Jennifer Hodges Reynolds, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E9–9215 Filed 4–17–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES U.S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activity; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Notice of a new information collection. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:25 Apr 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP). The NCGMP has two components: educational (EDMAP) and State (STATEMAP). This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of the application requirements discussed below. DATES: You must submit comments on or before May 21, 2009. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, via e-mail [OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov] or fax (202) 395–5806; and identify your submission as 1028–NEW. Please also submit a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 2150–C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); (970) 226–9230 (fax); or pponds@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information Collection 1028– NEW, NCGMP in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Randall Orndorff, Associate Program Coordinator (STATEMAP and EDMAP), National Cooperative Geological Mapping Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 908, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); at 703– 648–4316 (telephone); or rorndorff@usgs.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The primary objective of the EDMAP component of the NCGMP is to train the next generation of geologic mappers. To do this, NCGMP provides funds for graduate and selected undergraduate students in academic research projects that involve geologic mapping as a major component. Through these cooperative agreements, NCGMP hopes to expand the research and educational capacity of academic programs that teach earth science students the techniques of geologic mapping and field data analysis. We will accept only one proposal from an individual principal investigator (professor or faculty advisor), although we will accept more than one proposal from a single university if authored by different principal investigators. Although PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EDMAP awards support student mapping in the field, the student’s faculty advisor must write the proposal. All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. The primary objective of the STATEMAP component of the NCGMP is to establish the geologic framework of areas determined to be vital to the economic, social, or scientific welfare of individual States. The State geologist determines mapping priorities in consultation with a multirepresentational State Mapping Advisory Committee. We will accept only one proposal from each State each fiscal year. Proposals may contain a number of geologic mapping projects and may include one compilation or digitization project, or all projects may be for new mapping if the State chooses. All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. II. Data OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection. Title: National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP). Respondent Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 101. U.S. accredited university geoscience or related departments are eligible for EDMAP funds. University professors must write and submit the proposals. Only State Geological Surveys are eligible to apply for the STATEMAP component. Since many State Geological Surveys are organized under a State university system, such universities may submit a proposal on behalf of the State Geological Survey. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 101. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: 2,020. We expect to receive 55 applications for EDMAP and 46 for STATEMAP, each taking 20 hours to complete. This includes the time for project conception and development, proposal writing and reviewing, and submitting a project narrative through Grants.gov. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. III. Request for Comments On April 22, 2008, we published a Federal Register notice (73 FR 21646) soliciting comments on the STATEMAP component. The comment period closed on June 23, 2008. On August 26, 2008, E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 21, 2009 / Notices we published a Federal Register notice (73 FR 50341) soliciting comments on the EDMAP component. The comment period for this notice closed on October 27, 2008. We did not receive any comments in response to these notices. We again invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of 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 on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone 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 publically available at anytime. 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. Dated: April 7, 2009. Randall Orndorff, Associate Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. E9–9092 Filed 4–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigations Nos. 701–TA–458 and 731– TA–1154 (Final)] Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks From China mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Scheduling of the final phase of countervailing duty and antidumping investigations. SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–458 (Final) under section 705(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)) (the Act) and the final phase of antidumping investigation No. 731–TA–1154 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) to determine whether VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:25 Apr 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of subsidized imports from China and lessthan-fair-value imports from China of certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks, provided for in subheadings 8418.99.80, 7321.90.50, 7321.90.60, and 8516.90.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.1 For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the investigations, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). DATES: Effective Date: April 15, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Lo (202–205–1888), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting 1 For purposes of these investigations, the Department of Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as ‘‘shelving and racks for refrigerators, freezers, combined refrigeratorfreezers, other refrigerating or freezing equipment, cooking stoves, ranges, and ovens (‘‘certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks’’ or ‘‘the merchandise under investigation’’). Certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks are defined as shelving, baskets, racks (with or without extension slides, which are carbon or stainless steel hardware devices that are connected to shelving, baskets, or racks to enable sliding), side racks (which are welded wire support structures for oven racks that attach to the interior walls of an oven cavity that does not include support ribs as a design feature), and subframes (which are welded wire support structures that interface with formed support ribs inside an oven cavity to support oven rack assemblies utilizing extension slides) with the following dimensions: —Shelving and racks with dimensions ranging from 3 inches by 5 inches by 0.10 inch to 28 inches by 34 inches by 6 inches; or —Baskets with dimensions ranging from 2 inches by 4 inches by 3 inches to 28 inches by 34 inches by 16 inches; or —Side racks from 6 inches by 8 inches by 0.1 inch to 16 inches by 30 inches by 4 inches; or —Subframes from 6 inches by 10 inches by 0.1 inch to 28 inches by 34 inches by 6 inches. The merchandise under investigation is comprised of carbon or stainless steel wire ranging in thickness from 0.050 inch to 0.500 inch and may include sheet metal of either carbon or stainless steel ranging in thickness from 0.020 inch to 0.2 inch. The merchandise under investigation may be coated or uncoated and may be formed and/or welded. Excluded from the scope of this investigation is shelving in which the support surface is glass. The merchandise subject to this investigation is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) statistical reporting numbers 8418.99.8050, 8418.99.8060, 7321.90.5000, 7321.90.6090, and 8516.90.8000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18249 the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—The final phase of these investigations is being scheduled as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by the Department of Commerce that certain benefits which constitute subsidies within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to manufacturers, producers, or exporters in China of certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks (74 FR 683), and that imports from China are being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b) (74 FR 9591). The investigations were requested in a petition filed on July 31, 2008, by Nashville Wire Producers, Inc., Nashville, TN; SSW Holding Company Inc., Elizabethtown, KY; and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, AlliedIndustrial and Service Workers International Union, and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 6, Clinton, IA. Participation in the investigations and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9092]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection Activity; National Cooperative 
Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP)

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

ACTION: Notice of a new information collection.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a new information collection request (ICR) 
for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Cooperative 
Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP). The NCGMP has two components: 
educational (EDMAP) and State (STATEMAP). This notice provides the 
public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of the 
application requirements discussed below.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before May 21, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments on this information collection 
directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of 
the Interior, via e-mail [OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov] or fax (202) 395-
5806; and identify your submission as 1028-NEW. Please also submit a 
copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, USGS Information Collection 
Clearance Officer, 2150-C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); 
(970) 226-9230 (fax); or pponds@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference 
Information Collection 1028-NEW, NCGMP in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: To request additional 
information about this ICR, contact Randall Orndorff, Associate Program 
Coordinator (STATEMAP and EDMAP), National Cooperative Geological 
Mapping Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 
908, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); at 703-648-4316 (telephone); or 
rorndorff@usgs.gov (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The primary objective of the EDMAP component of the NCGMP is to 
train the next generation of geologic mappers. To do this, NCGMP 
provides funds for graduate and selected undergraduate students in 
academic research projects that involve geologic mapping as a major 
component. Through these cooperative agreements, NCGMP hopes to expand 
the research and educational capacity of academic programs that teach 
earth science students the techniques of geologic mapping and field 
data analysis. We will accept only one proposal from an individual 
principal investigator (professor or faculty advisor), although we will 
accept more than one proposal from a single university if authored by 
different principal investigators. Although EDMAP awards support 
student mapping in the field, the student's faculty advisor must write 
the proposal. All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov.
    The primary objective of the STATEMAP component of the NCGMP is to 
establish the geologic framework of areas determined to be vital to the 
economic, social, or scientific welfare of individual States. The State 
geologist determines mapping priorities in consultation with a multi-
representational State Mapping Advisory Committee. We will accept only 
one proposal from each State each fiscal year. Proposals may contain a 
number of geologic mapping projects and may include one compilation or 
digitization project, or all projects may be for new mapping if the 
State chooses. All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection.
    Title: National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and 
STATEMAP).
    Respondent Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 101. U.S. 
accredited university geoscience or related departments are eligible 
for EDMAP funds. University professors must write and submit the 
proposals. Only State Geological Surveys are eligible to apply for the 
STATEMAP component. Since many State Geological Surveys are organized 
under a State university system, such universities may submit a 
proposal on behalf of the State Geological Survey.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 101.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 
2,020. We expect to receive 55 applications for EDMAP and 46 for 
STATEMAP, each taking 20 hours to complete. This includes the time for 
project conception and development, proposal writing and reviewing, and 
submitting a project narrative through Grants.gov.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
There are no ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this collection 
of information.

III. Request for Comments

    On April 22, 2008, we published a Federal Register notice (73 FR 
21646) soliciting comments on the STATEMAP component. The comment 
period closed on June 23, 2008. On August 26, 2008,

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we published a Federal Register notice (73 FR 50341) soliciting 
comments on the EDMAP component. The comment period for this notice 
closed on October 27, 2008. We did not receive any comments in response 
to these notices.
    We again invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 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 on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. Before including your address, phone 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 publically available at anytime. 
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.

    Dated: April 7, 2009.
Randall Orndorff,
Associate Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. E9-9092 Filed 4-20-09; 8:45 am]
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