Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Canada and the People's Republic of China (PRC). On May 22, 2009, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determinations of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Citric Acid from Canada and China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA-1151-1152 (Final), USITC Publication 4076, May 2009).
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts (``citric acid'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On May 22, 2009, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China, USITC Pub. 4076, Investigation Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA- 1151-1152 (Final) (May 2009).
Meeting on Energy Issues in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a two-hour meeting during which senior U.S. government officials will brief the business community on recent developments in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on energy issues, including the APEC Energy Working Group meeting in Santiago, Chile in April 20-24, 2009. The agenda will feature key outcomes from the Santiago meeting, U.S. objectives for APEC in 2009, including trade and investment priorities, and a discussion on industry engagement and advancing industry's priorities in APEC through effective public-private partnerships.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from May 2009 through June 2009. This action is necessary protect vessels and people from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone.
Notification of a Public Meeting on the Presidential Memorandum on Government Contracting
The Presidential Memorandum on Government Contracting, issued on March 4, 2009, establishes a framework for improving critical components of the federal acquisition system and management of the Federal Government's ``multi-sector'' workforce of federal employees and private sector contractors. The Memorandum directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with federal agency leadership, to improve and strengthen federal contracting practices and to seek input from the public on the most effective ways to achieve this goal. Section 321 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2009 further directs OMB to clarify the definition of an inherently governmental function and to develop criteria to be used by agency heads to identify other functions that should only be performed by Federal employees. The Presidential Memorandum is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefingroom/ PresidentialActions/pg2/. Section 321 may be found at http:// www.rules.house.gov/110/text/110_hr5658.pdf.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplement No. 2 to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Tennessee Tributaries (WTT) General Reevaluation
The draft supplement no. 2 will be prepared in conjunction with a general reevaluation report (GRR) and will supplement the ``Final Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement, West Tennessee Tributaries Project (Obion-Forked Deer River Basin),'' filed with the Environmental Protection Agency on February 25, 1983. A general reevaluation study will be conducted for the entire WTT project area to determine if there is still a federal interest in pursuing a flood risk management project and, if so, recommend a plan of improvement. The GRR and draft supplement no. 2 to the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) will focus on methods that reduce flood risks within the Obion and Forked Deer watersheds by restoring natural floodplain functions and reducing sedimentation that could cause channel blockages.
Pesticide Tolerance Nomenclature Changes; Proposed Technical Amendment
This document proposes minor revisions to the terminology of certain commodity terms listed under 40 CFR part 180, subpart C. EPA is proposing this action to establish a uniform listing of commodity terms.
Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods; Correction
EPA published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 22, 2008, that made technical corrections to five test methods. Inadvertent printing errors were made in the publication. Text insertions were misplaced, duplicate insertions were made, and the definition for system bias was inadvertently revised. The purpose of this action is to correct these errors.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program; Amendment
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published in the Federal Register of January 15, 2009, an interim final rule with request for comment amending the program regulations for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to incorporate programmatic changes authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act). On March 12, 2009, CCC corrected language in the interim final rule regarding the erroneous application of the payment limitation provisions to joint operations, and extended the comment period to April 17, 2009. This document amends the interim final rule by expanding the ability of CCC to include an expansion of the exception regarding conservation practices on public land. CCC is also using the opportunity presented by this rulemaking to extend the comment period. However, the extended comment period is limited to the provisions in this amendment.
Rural Development Guaranteed Loans
Rural Development is delaying the effective date of the interim rule for Rural Development Guaranteed Loans, which was published on December 17, 2008, to October 1, 2009. The interim rule establishes a unified guaranteed loan platform for the enhanced delivery of four existing Rural Development guaranteed loan programs: Community Facilities; Water and Waste Disposal; Business and Industry; and Rural Energy for America Program, formerly known as Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Program.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the adoption of its Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan (Recovery Plan) for the Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU). This Recovery Plan was prepared by NMFS' Northwest Region and underwent public review. The final Recovery Plan for Lake Ozette Sockeye contains revisions and additions in consideration of public comments received on the draft Recovery Plan.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky; NOX
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky on September 12, 2005, and March 24, 2006. The first revision provides Kentucky's response to EPA's regulations entitled, ``Finding of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for Certain States in Ozone Transport Assessment Group Region for Purposes of Reducing Regional Transport of Ozone,'' otherwise known as the ``Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) SIP Call Phase I.'' The second revision responds to EPA's regulations entitled, ``Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the NOX SIP Call, NOX SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules,'' otherwise known as the `` NOX SIP Call Phase II.'' The NOX SIP Call Phase II revision satisfies EPA's rule that requires Kentucky to submit Phase II revisions necessary to achieve applicable, incremental reductions of NOX. The intended effect of the Phase II SIP revision is to reduce emissions of NOX originating in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to help attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standard for ozone. The March 24, 2006, final submittal stopped the federal implementation plan clock that started on February 8, 2006, when EPA made a finding that Kentucky failed to submit the required SIP for Phase II of the NOX SIP Call by April 1, 2005.
Biennial Determination of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance With Applicable Federal Environmental Laws for the Period 2006 to 2008
Based on documentation submitted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or ``we'') determined that between 2006 and 2008, DOE operated the WIPP facility in compliance with applicable Federal statutes, regulations, and permit requirements designated in Section 9(a)(1) of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act, as amended. The Secretary of Energy was notified of the determination via a letter from EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson dated May 22, 2009.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program
Subsection (e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (5 U.S.C. 552a) requires agencies to publish advance notice of any proposed or revised computer matching program by the matching agency for public comment. The DoD, as the matching agency under the Privacy Act, is hereby giving notice to the record subjects of a computer matching program between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and DoD that their records are being matched by computer. The purpose of this agreement is to verify an individual's continuing eligibility for VA benefits by identifying VA disability benefit recipients who return to active duty and to ensure that benefits are terminated if appropriate.
Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Visibility Union (MANE-VU) Stakeholder Briefing
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the Stakeholder Briefing of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Visibility Union (MANE-VU). This meeting will deal with matters relative to Regional Haze and visibility improvement in Federal Class I areas within MANE-VU.
Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing ground-level ozone precursors in a multi-pollutant context.
Pursuant to section 7(b)(5) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. 1817(b)(5), the FDIC is adopting a final rule to impose a 5 basis point special assessment on each insured depository institution's assets minus Tier 1 capital as of June 30, 2009. The amount of the special assessment for any institution, however, will not exceed 10 basis points times the institution's assessment base for the second quarter 2009 risk-based assessment. The special assessment will be collected on September 30, 2009. The final rule also provides that if, after June 30, 2009, the reserve ratio of the Deposit Insurance Fund is estimated to fall to a level that the Board believes would adversely affect public confidence or to a level that shall be close to or below zero at the end of any calendar quarter, the Board, by vote, may impose additional special assessments of up to 5 basis points on all insured depository institutions based on each institution's total assets minus Tier 1 capital reported on the report of condition for that calendar quarter. Any single additional special assessment will not exceed 10 basis points times the institution's assessment base for the corresponding quarter's risk-based assessment. The earliest possible date for imposing any such additional special assessment under the final rule would be September 30, 2009, with collection on December 30, 2009. The latest possible date for imposing any such additional special assessment under the final rule would be December 31, 2009, with collection on March 30, 2010. Authority to impose any additional special assessments under the final rule terminates on January 1, 2010.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the lack of water quality modeling for a potential Harris Lake discharge and the need for a more detailed wetlands delineation concerning the transmission corridor. Rating EC2.
Bureau of International Labor Affairs Proposed Collection of Information; Comment Request
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is conducting a pre-clearance consultation to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) [44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)(A)]. The program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of the collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
Clarification of Scope of Procurement List Additions; 2009 Commodities Procurement List; Quarterly Update of the A-List and Movement of Products Between the A-List, B-List and C-List
The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, in accordance with the procedures published on December 1, 2006 (71 FR 69535-69538), has updated the scope of the Program's procurement preference requirements for the products listed below between and among the Committee's A-list, B-list and C-list. A- list products are suitable for the Total Government Requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration, the B-list are those products suitable for the Broad Government Requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration, and C-list products are suitable for the requirements of one or more specified agency(ies). The lists below track changes to A-, B-, C-designations that occurred between November 20, 2008 and February 10, 2009.
Procurement List Additions
This action adds to the Procurement List products and service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List Proposed Additions
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List products and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must be Received on or Before: June 29, 2009.
Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics
The President's Council on Bioethics (Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Chairman) will hold its thirty-seventh and final meeting. The full agenda will be posted on the Council's Web site at http:// www.bioethics.gov prior to the meeting. Publications issued by the Council to date include: Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry (July 2002); Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness (October 2003); Being Human: Readings from the President's Council on Bioethics (December 2003); Monitoring Stem Cell Research (January 2004); Reproduction and Responsibility: The Regulation of New Biotechnologies (March 2004); Alternative Sources of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: A White Paper (May 2005); Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in Our Aging Society (September 2005); Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President's Council on Bioethics (March 2008); The Changing Moral Focus of Newborn Screening: An Ethical Analysis by The President's Council on Bioethics (December 2008); and Controversies in the Determination of Death: A White Paper by The President's Council on Bioethics (December 2008). Reports are forthcoming on organ transplantation, health care reform, and the future of national bioethics commissions.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Williston, SC
The Audio Division, at the request of Henry B. Shaffer, allots Channel 260A at Williston, South Carolina, as the community's second local FM service. Channel 260A can be allotted to Williston, South Carolina, in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 18.2 kilometers (11.3 miles) east of Williston. The coordinates for Channel 260A at Williston, South Carolina, are 41-31-30 North Latitude and 120-19-45 West Longitude.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Beatty and Goldfield, NV
The Audio Division grants a Petition for Rule Making issued at the request of Keilly Miller, proposing the allotments of Channel 259A at Beatty, Nevada, and Channel 262C1 at Goldfield, Nevada, as first local FM transmission services. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 259A can be allotted to Beatty consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Rules with a site restriction 8.6 kilometers (5.3 miles) west located at reference coordinates 36-56-05 NL and 116-51-00 WL. Moreover, Channel 262C1 can be allotted to Goldfield consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission's Rules (the ``Rules'') with a site restriction 0.6 kilometers (0.4 miles) northeast of the community located at reference coordinates 37-42-41 NL and 117-13-56 WL.
Radio Broadcasting Services; McNary, AZ
This document requests comments on a petition for rulemaking filed on behalf of William S. Konopnicki, requesting the allotment of Channel 249C1 at McNary, Arizona. Channel 249C1 can be allotted to McNary consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission's Rules with the imposition of a site restriction located 0.3 kilometers (0.2 miles) northeast of the community using reference coordinates 34-04-30 NL and 109-51-15 WL.