State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, 40569-40570 [E9-19326]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 12, 2009 / Notices (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XQ70 Marine Mammals; File No. 1054–1731 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the University of Florida, Aquatic Animal Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32610 [Dr. Ruth FrancisFloyd, Responsible Party] has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 1054–1731. ADDRESSES: The amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requested amendment has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). This minor amendment extends the expiration date of the permit from July 31, 2009 to July 31, 2010. The permit authorizes the Permit Holder to receive, import, and export marine mammal and threatened and endangered species under NMFS jurisdiction. No takes of live animals are authorized by the permit. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit: (1) was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of endangered species; and VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Aug 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: July 30, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–19292 Filed 8–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No. 0908061222–91222–02] RIN 0660–ZA29 State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Funds Availability; clarification. SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes this Notice to provide clarification of the information requirements for State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program awardees stated in the Notice of Funds Availability and Solicitation of Applications (Notice) published on July 8, 2009. DATES: NTIA will accept applications until August 14, 2009, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). ADDRESSES: All applications must be submitted through the online Grants.gov system no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on August 14, 2009, as more fully described in the Notice published on July 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne W. Neville, Program Director, State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4716, Washington, DC 20230; by telephone at (202) 482–4949 or via electronic mail at broadbandmapping@ntia.doc.gov. Information about the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program can also be obtained electronically via the Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ broadbandgrants. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 8, 2009, NTIA published a Notice in the Federal Register to announce the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40569 availability of funds for the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program pursuant to the authority provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Public Law 111–5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009) and the Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA), Title 1, Public Law 110–385, 122 Stat. 4096 (2008).1 The Technical Appendix of the Notice directs awardees to provide a timeline for anticipated dates of data delivery, including the provision of a substantially complete set of the following information to NTIA regarding each provider’s service area no later than February 1, 2010: broadband service availability by service address and by shapefile for wireless services; residential broadband service pricing based on average revenue per end user and weighted average speed; broadband service infrastructure based, specifically lastmile and middle-mile connection points; and a listing of community anchor institutions.2 The Technical Appendix also includes a description of the specific technical formats to be used when submitting the data. In addition to the information the Technical Appendix requires to be provided, the Notice requires applicants to provide a comprehensive description of plans to obtain all data required under the Technical Appendix regarding service provided by commercial or public providers as part of the application to be submitted between July 14, 2009 and August 14, 2009.3 Technical Appendix Clarification This Notice is intended to clarify the exact level of detail required by the information collection set forth in the following sections of the Technical Appendix. 1. Broadband Service Availability in Provider’s Service Area (a) Availability by Service Address— Service Associated With Specific Addresses In lieu of reporting address-specific data, Awardees may satisfy the requirements of this section of the Technical Appendix by providing 1 State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, Notice of Funds Availability and Solicitation of Applications, 74 FR 32545 (July 8, 2009) (Notice). 2 Notice at Technical Appendix A, 74 FR at 32557–32564. The Notice also states that applicants must demonstrate that they have the ability to provide a substantially complete set of all broadband mapping data on or before February 1, 2010 and complete the data collection on or before March 1, 2010. See id. at 32552, 32553. 3 Notice, 74 FR at 32552. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 40570 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 12, 2009 / Notices NTIA, for each facilities-based provider of broadband service in their state, a list of all census blocks of no greater than two square miles in area in which broadband service is available to end users, along with the associated service characteristics identified in the Technical Appendix. For those census blocks larger in area than two square miles, Awardees must provide NTIA, for each facilities-based provider of broadband service in their state, either the address-specific data as described in the original Notice or a list of all street segments with address ranges in such census blocks, as contained within the U.S. Census Bureau’s TIGER 4/Line Files or such other database of at least equivalent granularity, in which broadband service is available to end users, along with the associated service characteristics identified in the Technical Appendix. Awardees are not required to report the 11 fields of data expressly denominated as ‘‘End User’’ fields in the Record Format chart. Additionally, Awardees are not required to provide Maximum Advertised Downstream or Maximum Advertised Upstream Speed at the address level and may satisfy this requirement by providing such speeds across each service area or local franchise area, by Metropolitan or Rural Statistical Area. (b) Availability by Shapefile—Wireless Services not Provided to a Specific Address With respect to the ‘‘Availability Area Shapefile Details,’’ item 4 will be satisfied if each polygon indicates the subscriber broadband service authorized maximum downstream and upstream speed available. 2. Residential Broadband Service Pricing in Provider’s Service Area (a) Average Revenue per End User and Weighted Average Speed Awardees are not required to report average revenue per end user. Awardees must satisfy the remaining conditions of this section, provided that such data may be reported across a provider’s service or local franchise area, by Metropolitan or Rural Statistical Area. network service area availability data required under Section 1 of the Technical Appendix by other means, the Awardee should be prepared to conduct verification by reference to the first points of aggregation in the networks (serving facilities) used by facilities-based providers to provide broadband service to end users, as described in this section of the Technical Appendix. Clarification With Respect to Use of Data NTIA intends no changes to the use of data collected hereunder, except to the extent that the clarifications and deferrals provided in this Notice may affect the type and level of detail of the data reported, or as otherwise expressly provided in this Notice. In light of these clarifications and deferrals, NTIA intends to identify all broadband providers by name on the broadband map, rather than leaving such identification to the discretion of the provider.5 Thus, an address-specific search of the map shall identify the names of all providers whose service is available in the corresponding census block or street segment. With respect to nondisclosure agreements between broadband service providers and awardees (see Notice Section V(B)), NTIA expects awardees to enter into such agreements upon the request of the service provider. Further, NTIA will condition its disclosure of Confidential Information to the FCC or other Federal agencies upon the agency’s agreement to treat the data as confidential as provided in the Notice and as otherwise consistent with applicable law. All other requirements provided in the Notice published on July 8, 2009, remain unchanged. Dated: August 7, 2009. Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. [FR Doc. E9–19326 Filed 8–7–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3560–60–P 3. Broadband Service Infrastructure in Provider’s Service Area jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES (a) Last-Mile Connection Points Awardees are not required to report the data identified in this section. Nevertheless, to the extent an Awardee is unable to reasonably verify the 4 Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) is available at http:// www.census.gov. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Aug 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 5 In light of the clarification regarding reporting of availability data at a census block or street segment level rather than street address level, the definition of ‘‘Confidential Information’’ in section III of the Notice published on July 8, 2009, shall no longer include the identification of a service provider’s specific Service Area. A service provider’s ‘‘footprint’’ will likewise no longer be included in the definition of ‘‘Confidential Information.’’ Notice, 74 FR at 32549. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [CPSC Docket No. 09–C0031] Ross Stores, Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of 16 CFR 1118.20(e). Published below is a provisionally accepted Settlement Agreement with Ross Stores, Inc., containing a civil penalty of $500,000.00. DATES: Any interested person may ask the Commission not to accept this agreement or otherwise comment on its contents by filing a written request with the Office of the Secretary by August 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to comment on this Settlement Agreement should send written comments to Comment 09–C0031, Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Room 502, Bethesda, Maryland 20814– 4408. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Renee K. Haslett, Trial Attorney, Division of Compliance, Office of the General Counsel, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814– 4408; telephone (301) 504–7673. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The text of the Agreement and Order appears below. Dated: August 6, 2009. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. In the Matter of Ross Stores, Inc.; Settlement Agreement 1. In accordance with 16 CFR 1118.20, Ross Stores, Inc. (‘‘Ross’’) and the staff (‘‘Staff’’) of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘Commission’’) enter into this Settlement Agreement (‘‘Agreement’’). The Agreement and the incorporated attached Order (‘‘Order’’) settle the Staff’s allegations set forth below. Parties 2. The Commission is an independent federal regulatory agency established pursuant to, and responsible for the enforcement of, the Consumer Product E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 12, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40569-40570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-19326]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

[Docket No. 0908061222-91222-02]
RIN 0660-ZA29


State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program

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

ACTION: Notice of Funds Availability; clarification.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes this Notice to provide 
clarification of the information requirements for State Broadband Data 
and Development Grant Program awardees stated in the Notice of Funds 
Availability and Solicitation of Applications (Notice) published on 
July 8, 2009.

DATES: NTIA will accept applications until August 14, 2009, at 11:59 
p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

ADDRESSES: All applications must be submitted through the online 
Grants.gov system no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on August 14, 2009, as 
more fully described in the Notice published on July 8, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne W. Neville, Program Director, 
State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4716, Washington, DC 
20230; by telephone at (202) 482-4949 or via electronic mail at 
broadbandmapping@ntia.doc.gov. Information about the State Broadband 
Data and Development Grant Program can also be obtained electronically 
via the Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/broadbandgrants.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 8, 2009, NTIA published a Notice in 
the Federal Register to announce the availability of funds for the 
State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program pursuant to the 
authority provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 
2009 (Recovery Act), Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009) and the 
Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA), Title 1, Public Law 110-385, 122 
Stat. 4096 (2008).\1\ The Technical Appendix of the Notice directs 
awardees to provide a timeline for anticipated dates of data delivery, 
including the provision of a substantially complete set of the 
following information to NTIA regarding each provider's service area no 
later than February 1, 2010: broadband service availability by service 
address and by shapefile for wireless services; residential broadband 
service pricing based on average revenue per end user and weighted 
average speed; broadband service infrastructure based, specifically 
last-mile and middle-mile connection points; and a listing of community 
anchor institutions.\2\ The Technical Appendix also includes a 
description of the specific technical formats to be used when 
submitting the data. In addition to the information the Technical 
Appendix requires to be provided, the Notice requires applicants to 
provide a comprehensive description of plans to obtain all data 
required under the Technical Appendix regarding service provided by 
commercial or public providers as part of the application to be 
submitted between July 14, 2009 and August 14, 2009.\3\
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    \1\ State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, Notice 
of Funds Availability and Solicitation of Applications, 74 FR 32545 
(July 8, 2009) (Notice).
    \2\ Notice at Technical Appendix A, 74 FR at 32557-32564. The 
Notice also states that applicants must demonstrate that they have 
the ability to provide a substantially complete set of all broadband 
mapping data on or before February 1, 2010 and complete the data 
collection on or before March 1, 2010. See id. at 32552, 32553.
    \3\ Notice, 74 FR at 32552.
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Technical Appendix Clarification

    This Notice is intended to clarify the exact level of detail 
required by the information collection set forth in the following 
sections of the Technical Appendix.

1. Broadband Service Availability in Provider's Service Area

(a) Availability by Service Address--Service Associated With Specific 
Addresses
    In lieu of reporting address-specific data, Awardees may satisfy 
the requirements of this section of the Technical Appendix by providing

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NTIA, for each facilities-based provider of broadband service in their 
state, a list of all census blocks of no greater than two square miles 
in area in which broadband service is available to end users, along 
with the associated service characteristics identified in the Technical 
Appendix. For those census blocks larger in area than two square miles, 
Awardees must provide NTIA, for each facilities-based provider of 
broadband service in their state, either the address-specific data as 
described in the original Notice or a list of all street segments with 
address ranges in such census blocks, as contained within the U.S. 
Census Bureau's TIGER \4\/Line Files or such other database of at least 
equivalent granularity, in which broadband service is available to end 
users, along with the associated service characteristics identified in 
the Technical Appendix. Awardees are not required to report the 11 
fields of data expressly denominated as ``End User'' fields in the 
Record Format chart. Additionally, Awardees are not required to provide 
Maximum Advertised Downstream or Maximum Advertised Upstream Speed at 
the address level and may satisfy this requirement by providing such 
speeds across each service area or local franchise area, by 
Metropolitan or Rural Statistical Area.
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    \4\ Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing 
(TIGER) is available at http://www.census.gov.
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(b) Availability by Shapefile--Wireless Services not Provided to a 
Specific Address
    With respect to the ``Availability Area Shapefile Details,'' item 4 
will be satisfied if each polygon indicates the subscriber broadband 
service authorized maximum downstream and upstream speed available.

2. Residential Broadband Service Pricing in Provider's Service Area

(a) Average Revenue per End User and Weighted Average Speed
    Awardees are not required to report average revenue per end user. 
Awardees must satisfy the remaining conditions of this section, 
provided that such data may be reported across a provider's service or 
local franchise area, by Metropolitan or Rural Statistical Area.

3. Broadband Service Infrastructure in Provider's Service Area

(a) Last-Mile Connection Points
    Awardees are not required to report the data identified in this 
section. Nevertheless, to the extent an Awardee is unable to reasonably 
verify the network service area availability data required under 
Section 1 of the Technical Appendix by other means, the Awardee should 
be prepared to conduct verification by reference to the first points of 
aggregation in the networks (serving facilities) used by facilities-
based providers to provide broadband service to end users, as described 
in this section of the Technical Appendix.

Clarification With Respect to Use of Data

    NTIA intends no changes to the use of data collected hereunder, 
except to the extent that the clarifications and deferrals provided in 
this Notice may affect the type and level of detail of the data 
reported, or as otherwise expressly provided in this Notice. In light 
of these clarifications and deferrals, NTIA intends to identify all 
broadband providers by name on the broadband map, rather than leaving 
such identification to the discretion of the provider.\5\ Thus, an 
address-specific search of the map shall identify the names of all 
providers whose service is available in the corresponding census block 
or street segment.
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    \5\ In light of the clarification regarding reporting of 
availability data at a census block or street segment level rather 
than street address level, the definition of ``Confidential 
Information'' in section III of the Notice published on July 8, 
2009, shall no longer include the identification of a service 
provider's specific Service Area. A service provider's ``footprint'' 
will likewise no longer be included in the definition of 
``Confidential Information.'' Notice, 74 FR at 32549.
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    With respect to nondisclosure agreements between broadband service 
providers and awardees (see Notice Section V(B)), NTIA expects awardees 
to enter into such agreements upon the request of the service provider. 
Further, NTIA will condition its disclosure of Confidential Information 
to the FCC or other Federal agencies upon the agency's agreement to 
treat the data as confidential as provided in the Notice and as 
otherwise consistent with applicable law.
    All other requirements provided in the Notice published on July 8, 
2009, remain unchanged.

    Dated: August 7, 2009.
Lawrence E. Strickling,
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information.
[FR Doc. E9-19326 Filed 8-7-09; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 3560-60-P