Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program-Re-opening of FY 2010 Competition, 41862-41864 [E9-19821]

Download as PDF 41862 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 19, 2009 / Notices Clovis, California on September 16th. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss monitoring of the projects funded through the amended and reauthorized Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 110–343) for expenditure of Payments to States Fresno County Title II funds and to begin discussing the timeline for accepting project applications for the next funding cycle. DATES: The meeting will be held on September 16, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Clovis, CA. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sierra National Forest Supervisors Office, 1600 Tollhouse Rd. Clovis, CA. Send written comments to Robbin Ekman, Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee Coordinator, c/o Sierra National Forest, High Sierra Ranger District, 29688 Auberry Road, Prather, CA 93651 or electronically to rekman@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robbin Ekman, Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee Coordinator, (559) 855–5355 ext. 3341. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, persons who wish to bring Payments to States Fresno County Title II project matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Monitoring (2) Project submission timelines. Dated: August 12, 2009. Ray Porter, District Ranger. [FR Doc. E9–19760 Filed 8–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 0612242720–91220–04] jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program—Re-opening of FY 2010 Competition AGENCY: NOS Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of funding availability; amendment. SUMMARY: NOAA publishes this notice to amend the Federal Funding VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:53 Aug 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 Opportunity (NOS–OCRM–2010– 2001655) entitled ‘‘Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)—FY 2010 Competitive List’’ which was originally announced in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009 (74 FR 82). This notice announces changes to the eligibility criteria, program priorities, and selection criteria to implement the requirements of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (March 30, 2009). As a result of these changes, the application period for proposals is re-opened to provide eligible states and territories with the opportunity to adjust project proposals to comport with the changes, which are summarized in this notice and more fully described in the full Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcement for this competition. DATES: Final Applications must be received by Grants.gov (http:// www.grants.gov) or be delivered to the OCRM office (address listed in this announcement) no later than 6 p.m. EDT on September 18, 2009. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted. Paper applications delivered after the deadline will not be accepted, regardless of postmark date. Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for funding in this competition. Applications delivered in hard copy will be date and time stamped when they are received. Applications submitted through Grants.gov will have a date and time indication on them. Please Note: It may take Grants.gov up to two (2) business days to validate or reject the application. Please keep this in mind in developing your submission timeline. ADDRESSES: All application materials can be found at the grants.gov portal at http://www.grants.gov or NOAA’s CELCP Web site under ‘‘Funding Opportunities’’ (http:// coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/ celcp_fundingop.html). They may also be requested by contacting the program officials identified below. To Request an Application Package or for Further Information Contact: Elaine Vaudreuil (301) 713–3155 ext 103; Email: Elaine.Vaudreuil@noaa.gov; Fax: (301) 713–4370 or Elisabeth Morgan (301) 713–3155 ext 166; E-mail: Elisabeth.Morgan@noaa.gov; Fax: (301) 713–4367. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), announces that it is amending the FY 2010 solicitation for the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (CELCP), originally published on January 2, 2009 (74 FR 82), to implement requirements in the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111–11 (March 30, 2009). The program makes the following changes to the program requirements: at least 15% of appropriated funds shall now be available for CELCP projects that benefit National Estuarine Research Reserves; the program allows newlyeligible sources of in-kind match, including lands or interests in lands (easements) held by qualified nongovernmental organizations and costs associated with lands or easements proposed for use as in-kind match, such as land acquisition expenses, land management planning, remediation, restoration or enhancement, that were not previously eligible; the value of inkind match properties will now be based on the appraised value of the land or easement at the time of grant closing (which, for the purposes of this competition, valuation should be conducted within the nine months preceding the award expiration date) rather than at the time the property is acquired or donated; applicants must demonstrate that property sellers are willing participants in negotiations for sale of property at a mutually agreeable price; coastal states and territories must now ensure that proposed projects complement working waterfront needs; greater emphasis will be placed on applicants’ ability to demonstrate successful leveraging of funds; and NOAA may now select projects from this competition for additional FY 2010 funding requested in the President’s Budget as part of EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, if appropriated. Due to the amendments to the program, the due date for applications is extended until September 18, 2009. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will still have a grant start date between March 1, 2010, and October 1, 2010. Under this amended solicitation, NOS allows for modifications to applications originally received under the initial announcement, and allows new applications for projects from eligible applicants. Any proposal that was submitted to the initial solicitation within the initial deadline is not required to be resubmitted to be considered under this amendment. However, changes to the solicitation announced by this amendment may impact the viability or scoring of proposals submitted by applicants in response to the initial announcement. Applicants may revise proposals to address these changes; however, any revisions to such proposals must be E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 19, 2009 / Notices submitted by the new deadline in order for the revised changes to be considered under this amended solicitation. An applicant may submit up to three projects for this competition. The maximum amount that may be requested for the Federal share of each project is $3,000,000. The following sections of that Federal Funding Opportunity have been amended to reflect the changes announced in this notice: ‘‘Dates,’’ ‘‘Funding Opportunity Description,’’ ‘‘Award Information,’’ ‘‘Eligibility Information,’’ ‘‘Application and Submission Information’’, ‘‘Application Review Information,’’ and ‘‘Award Administration Information’’. Electronic Access: The full text of the full funding opportunity announcement for this program can be accessed via the Grants.gov Web site at http:// www.grants.gov or NOAA’s CELCP Web site under ‘‘Funding Opportunities’’ (http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/ land/celcp_fundingop.html). The announcement will also be available by contacting the program officials identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Applicants must comply with all requirements contained in the full funding opportunity announcement. Statutory Authority: Public Law 111– 11 (March 30, 2009) (formerly 16 U.S.C. l456d). Funding Availability: NOAA anticipates that approximately 20–60 projects may be included on a competitively-ranked list of projects that are ready and eligible for funding in FY 2010. Funding for projects is contingent upon availability of Federal appropriations for FY 2010. Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have not yet been appropriated for this program. The FY 2010 President’s request for CELCP is $15 million, and the request for EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative includes an additional $5 million for CELCP projects in Great Lakes states. Annual appropriated funding levels for the CELCP have ranged from $8–$50 million from FY 2002–2009. Eligible applicants may submit up to three projects for this competition. The maximum amount that may be requested for the Federal share of each project is $3,000,000. The standard grant award period is 18 months. NOAA may extend the performance period for project grants up to an additional 18 months (for a maximum total performance period of 3 years) if circumstances warrant and if progress on the project is being demonstrated. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:53 Aug 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 CFDA: 11.419 Coastal Management Administration Awards. Eligibility: Only coastal states and territories with a Coastal Zone Management Program or National Estuarine Research Reserve approved under the CZMA and which have submitted a draft CELCP plan on or before February 24, 2009, are eligible to participate in this competition. A list of the status of each state and territory’s CELCP plan, including the states and territories eligible for this competition, is available at http:// coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/ media/CELCPplans_web.pdf. The designated lead agency for implementing CELCP in each state or territory (‘‘lead agency’’) is eligible to submit projects for funding under this competition. A list of lead contacts for each state and territory is available on the CELCP Web site at http:// coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/ meadia/celcpstateleadcontacts.pdf, or by contacting the program officials identified in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The designated lead agency may solicit, and include in their application, project proposals from additional eligible state or territorial agencies, local governments as defined at 15 CFR 24.3, or entities eligible for assistance under section 306A(e) of the CZMA (16 U.S.C. 1455a(e)), provided that each has the authority to acquire and manage land for conservation purposes. Interested parties should contact the appropriate CELCP lead in each state or territory. Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are subject to Executive Order 12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs’’ for states that participate in this process. A list of the participating states and the clearinghouse points of contact can be found at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/ spoc.html. Limitation of Liability In no event will NOAA or the Department of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if this program fails to receive funding or is cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige NOAA to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds. Recipients and subrecipients are subject to all Federal laws and agency policies, regulations and procedures applicable to Federal financial assistance awards. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): NEPA and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41863 implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) require that an environmental analysis be completed for all major Federal actions significantly affecting the environment. NEPA applies to the actions of Federal agencies and may include a Federal agency’s decision to fund non-Federal projects under grants and cooperative agreements. Detailed information on NOAA compliance with NEPA can be found at the following NOAA NEPA Web site: http://nepa.noaa.gov/, including our NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 for NEPA, http:// www.nepa.noaa.gov/ NAO216_6_TOC.ped and CEQ implementation regulations, http:// ceg.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/ceq/ toc_ceq.htm. Consequently, as part of all project application packages, applicants are required to provide detailed information on the activities to be conducted, locations, sites, species and habitat to be affected, possible construction activities, and any environmental concerns that may exist (e.g., the use and disposal of hazardous or toxic chemicals, introduction of nonindigenous species, impacts to endangered and threatened species, aquaculture projects, and impacts to coral reef systems). In addition to providing specific information that will serve as the basis for any required impact analyses, applicants may also be requested to assist NOAA in drafting of an environmental assessment, if NOAA determines an assessment is required. Applicants will also be required to cooperate with NOAA in identifying feasible measures to reduce or avoid any identified adverse environmental impacts of their proposal. The failure to do so shall be grounds for not selecting an application. In some cases if additional information is required after an application is selected, funds can be withheld by the Grants Officer under a special award condition requiring the recipient to submit additional environmental compliance information sufficient to enable NOAA to make an assessment on any impacts that a project may have on the environment. The Department of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the Federal Register notice of February 11, 2008 (73 FR 7686) are applicable to this solicitation. Paperwork Reduction Act: This collection of information contains requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B and SF–LLL and CD–346 has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 41864 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 19, 2009 / Notices control numbers 0348–0043, 0348–0044, 0348–0040, 0348–0046 and 0605–0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Executive Order 12866: It has been determined that this notice is not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. Administrative Procedure Act/ Requlatory Flexibility Act: Prior notice and comment are not required under 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other law, for rules relating to public property, loans, grants, benefits or contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)). Because prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been prepared. Dated: August 13, 2009. John H. Dunnigan, Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, NOAA. [FR Doc. E9–19821 Filed 8–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Approval Decision on the New Jersey Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of intent to approve the New Jersey Coastal Nonpoint Program; invitation for public comment. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite public comment on the agencies’ intention to fully approve New Jersey’s Coastal Nonpoint Source VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:53 Aug 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 Pollution Control Program. Federal approval of such state programs is required under the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments. Final approval would satisfy conditions that the agencies previously identified to the State to ensure conformity with required guidance specifying management measures to protect coastal waters from nonpoint source pollution. DATES: Individuals or organizations wishing to submit comments on the draft decision document should do so by September 18, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments should be made to: John King, Chief, Coastal Programs Division (N/ORM3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone (301) 713–3155, x188, e-mail John.King@noaa.gov. Castellan, Coastal Programs Division (N/ ORM3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone (301) 713–3155, x125, e-mail Allison.Castellan@noaa.gov. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration) Dated: August 11, 2009. John H. Dunnigan, Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. July 24, 2009. Michael H. Shapiro, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency. [FR Doc. E9–19820 Filed 8–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–M FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Castellan, Coastal Programs Division, (N/ORM3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone (301) 713–3155, x125, e-mail Allison.Castellan@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given of the intent to fully approve the New Jersey Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program (coastal nonpoint program) and of the availability of the draft decision document on conditions for the New Jersey coastal nonpoint program. Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA), 16 U.S.C. 1455b, requires States and Territories with coastal zone management programs that have received approval under section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint programs. Coastal States and Territories were required to submit their coastal nonpoint programs to NOAA and EPA for approval in July 1995. NOAA and EPA conditionally approved the New Jersey coastal nonpoint program on November 18, 1997. NOAA and EPA have drafted a decision document describing how New Jersey has satisfied the conditions placed on its program and therefore has a fully approvable coastal nonpoint program. NOAA and EPA are making the draft decision document for the New Jersey coastal nonpoint program available for a 30-day public comment period. Copies of the draft decision document can be found on the NOAA Web site at http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/ czm/16217/findings.html or may be obtained upon request from: Allison PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–839] Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Carey or Dana Mermelstein, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) (202) 482–3964 and (202) 482–1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 27, 2009, in response to a timely request from Alpanil Industries, Ltd. (Alpanil) the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP–23) from India. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 74 FR 5821 (February 2, 2009). This administrative review covers the period January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. The preliminary results of this administrative review are currently due no later than September 2, 2009. E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 0612242720-91220-04]


Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program--Re-opening of FY 
2010 Competition

AGENCY: NOS Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), 
National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of funding availability; amendment.

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SUMMARY: NOAA publishes this notice to amend the Federal Funding 
Opportunity (NOS-OCRM-2010-2001655) entitled ``Coastal and Estuarine 
Land Conservation Program (CELCP)--FY 2010 Competitive List'' which was 
originally announced in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009 (74 FR 
82). This notice announces changes to the eligibility criteria, program 
priorities, and selection criteria to implement the requirements of the 
Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (March 30, 2009). As a 
result of these changes, the application period for proposals is re-
opened to provide eligible states and territories with the opportunity 
to adjust project proposals to comport with the changes, which are 
summarized in this notice and more fully described in the full Federal 
Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcement for this competition.

DATES: Final Applications must be received by Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov) or be delivered to the OCRM office (address listed in 
this announcement) no later than 6 p.m. EDT on September 18, 2009. No 
facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted. Paper 
applications delivered after the deadline will not be accepted, 
regardless of postmark date. Any application received after the 
deadline will not be considered for funding in this competition.
    Applications delivered in hard copy will be date and time stamped 
when they are received. Applications submitted through Grants.gov will 
have a date and time indication on them. Please Note: It may take 
Grants.gov up to two (2) business days to validate or reject the 
application. Please keep this in mind in developing your submission 
timeline.

ADDRESSES: All application materials can be found at the grants.gov 
portal at http://www.grants.gov or NOAA's CELCP Web site under 
``Funding Opportunities'' (http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/celcp_fundingop.html). They may also be requested by contacting the 
program officials identified below.
    To Request an Application Package or for Further Information 
Contact: Elaine Vaudreuil (301) 713-3155 ext 103; E-mail: 
Elaine.Vaudreuil@noaa.gov; Fax: (301) 713-4370 or Elisabeth Morgan 
(301) 713-3155 ext 166; E-mail: Elisabeth.Morgan@noaa.gov; Fax: (301) 
713-4367.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
National Ocean Service (NOS), announces that it is amending the FY 2010 
solicitation for the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program 
(CELCP), originally published on January 2, 2009 (74 FR 82), to 
implement requirements in the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 
2009, Public Law 111-11 (March 30, 2009). The program makes the 
following changes to the program requirements: at least 15% of 
appropriated funds shall now be available for CELCP projects that 
benefit National Estuarine Research Reserves; the program allows newly-
eligible sources of in-kind match, including lands or interests in 
lands (easements) held by qualified non-governmental organizations and 
costs associated with lands or easements proposed for use as in-kind 
match, such as land acquisition expenses, land management planning, 
remediation, restoration or enhancement, that were not previously 
eligible; the value of in-kind match properties will now be based on 
the appraised value of the land or easement at the time of grant 
closing (which, for the purposes of this competition, valuation should 
be conducted within the nine months preceding the award expiration 
date) rather than at the time the property is acquired or donated; 
applicants must demonstrate that property sellers are willing 
participants in negotiations for sale of property at a mutually 
agreeable price; coastal states and territories must now ensure that 
proposed projects complement working waterfront needs; greater emphasis 
will be placed on applicants' ability to demonstrate successful 
leveraging of funds; and NOAA may now select projects from this 
competition for additional FY 2010 funding requested in the President's 
Budget as part of EPA's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, if 
appropriated.
    Due to the amendments to the program, the due date for applications 
is extended until September 18, 2009. It is anticipated that projects 
funded under this announcement will still have a grant start date 
between March 1, 2010, and October 1, 2010.
    Under this amended solicitation, NOS allows for modifications to 
applications originally received under the initial announcement, and 
allows new applications for projects from eligible applicants. Any 
proposal that was submitted to the initial solicitation within the 
initial deadline is not required to be resubmitted to be considered 
under this amendment. However, changes to the solicitation announced by 
this amendment may impact the viability or scoring of proposals 
submitted by applicants in response to the initial announcement. 
Applicants may revise proposals to address these changes; however, any 
revisions to such proposals must be

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submitted by the new deadline in order for the revised changes to be 
considered under this amended solicitation. An applicant may submit up 
to three projects for this competition. The maximum amount that may be 
requested for the Federal share of each project is $3,000,000.
    The following sections of that Federal Funding Opportunity have 
been amended to reflect the changes announced in this notice: 
``Dates,'' ``Funding Opportunity Description,'' ``Award Information,'' 
``Eligibility Information,'' ``Application and Submission 
Information'', ``Application Review Information,'' and ``Award 
Administration Information''.
    Electronic Access: The full text of the full funding opportunity 
announcement for this program can be accessed via the Grants.gov Web 
site at http://www.grants.gov or NOAA's CELCP Web site under ``Funding 
Opportunities'' (http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/celcp_fundingop.html). The announcement will also be available by contacting 
the program officials identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 
Applicants must comply with all requirements contained in the full 
funding opportunity announcement.
    Statutory Authority: Public Law 111-11 (March 30, 2009) (formerly 
16 U.S.C. l456d).
    Funding Availability: NOAA anticipates that approximately 20-60 
projects may be included on a competitively-ranked list of projects 
that are ready and eligible for funding in FY 2010. Funding for 
projects is contingent upon availability of Federal appropriations for 
FY 2010. Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have not yet 
been appropriated for this program. The FY 2010 President's request for 
CELCP is $15 million, and the request for EPA's Great Lakes Restoration 
Initiative includes an additional $5 million for CELCP projects in 
Great Lakes states. Annual appropriated funding levels for the CELCP 
have ranged from $8-$50 million from FY 2002-2009. Eligible applicants 
may submit up to three projects for this competition. The maximum 
amount that may be requested for the Federal share of each project is 
$3,000,000.
    The standard grant award period is 18 months. NOAA may extend the 
performance period for project grants up to an additional 18 months 
(for a maximum total performance period of 3 years) if circumstances 
warrant and if progress on the project is being demonstrated.
    CFDA: 11.419 Coastal Management Administration Awards.
    Eligibility: Only coastal states and territories with a Coastal 
Zone Management Program or National Estuarine Research Reserve approved 
under the CZMA and which have submitted a draft CELCP plan on or before 
February 24, 2009, are eligible to participate in this competition. A 
list of the status of each state and territory's CELCP plan, including 
the states and territories eligible for this competition, is available 
at http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/media/CELCPplans_web.pdf. 
The designated lead agency for implementing CELCP in each state or 
territory (``lead agency'') is eligible to submit projects for funding 
under this competition. A list of lead contacts for each state and 
territory is available on the CELCP Web site at http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/meadia/celcpstateleadcontacts.pdf, or 
by contacting the program officials identified in FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT. The designated lead agency may solicit, and 
include in their application, project proposals from additional 
eligible state or territorial agencies, local governments as defined at 
15 CFR 24.3, or entities eligible for assistance under section 306A(e) 
of the CZMA (16 U.S.C. 1455a(e)), provided that each has the authority 
to acquire and manage land for conservation purposes. Interested 
parties should contact the appropriate CELCP lead in each state or 
territory.
    Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are 
subject to Executive Order 12372, ``Intergovernmental Review of Federal 
Programs'' for states that participate in this process. A list of the 
participating states and the clearinghouse points of contact can be 
found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/spoc.html.

Limitation of Liability

    In no event will NOAA or the Department of Commerce be responsible 
for proposal preparation costs if this program fails to receive funding 
or is cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this 
announcement does not oblige NOAA to award any specific project or to 
obligate any available funds. Recipients and subrecipients are subject 
to all Federal laws and agency policies, regulations and procedures 
applicable to Federal financial assistance awards.
    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):
    NEPA and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing 
regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) require that an 
environmental analysis be completed for all major Federal actions 
significantly affecting the environment. NEPA applies to the actions of 
Federal agencies and may include a Federal agency's decision to fund 
non-Federal projects under grants and cooperative agreements. Detailed 
information on NOAA compliance with NEPA can be found at the following 
NOAA NEPA Web site: http://nepa.noaa.gov/, including our NOAA 
Administrative Order 216-6 for NEPA, http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/NAO216_6_TOC.ped and CEQ implementation regulations, http://ceg.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/ceq/toc_ceq.htm. Consequently, as part of all project 
application packages, applicants are required to provide detailed 
information on the activities to be conducted, locations, sites, 
species and habitat to be affected, possible construction activities, 
and any environmental concerns that may exist (e.g., the use and 
disposal of hazardous or toxic chemicals, introduction of non-
indigenous species, impacts to endangered and threatened species, 
aquaculture projects, and impacts to coral reef systems). In addition 
to providing specific information that will serve as the basis for any 
required impact analyses, applicants may also be requested to assist 
NOAA in drafting of an environmental assessment, if NOAA determines an 
assessment is required. Applicants will also be required to cooperate 
with NOAA in identifying feasible measures to reduce or avoid any 
identified adverse environmental impacts of their proposal. The failure 
to do so shall be grounds for not selecting an application. In some 
cases if additional information is required after an application is 
selected, funds can be withheld by the Grants Officer under a special 
award condition requiring the recipient to submit additional 
environmental compliance information sufficient to enable NOAA to make 
an assessment on any impacts that a project may have on the 
environment.
    The Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for 
Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the Federal Register 
notice of February 11, 2008 (73 FR 7686) are applicable to this 
solicitation.
    Paperwork Reduction Act:
    This collection of information contains requirements subject to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 
424B and SF-LLL and CD-346 has been approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective

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control numbers 0348-0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046 and 0605-
0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure 
to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements 
of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.
    Executive Order 12866:
    It has been determined that this notice is not significant for 
purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    Executive Order 13132 (Federalism):
    It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies 
with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 
13132.
    Administrative Procedure Act/Requlatory Flexibility Act:
    Prior notice and comment are not required under 5 U.S.C. 553, or 
any other law, for rules relating to public property, loans, grants, 
benefits or contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)). Because prior notice and an 
opportunity for public comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a 
regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been 
prepared.

    Dated: August 13, 2009.
John H. Dunnigan,
Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, NOAA.
[FR Doc. E9-19821 Filed 8-18-09; 8:45 am]
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