State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, 46573-46574 [E9-21797]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 174 / Thursday, September 10, 2009 / Notices species-specific dealer-reported information. Reducing the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark carcasses. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2007, shark limited access and swordfish limited access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear, have been required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are valid for three years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose certificate(s) are due to expire in 2009, must attend one of the workshops offered in 2009 to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and shark limited access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or gillnet gear must attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate before either of the permits will be issued. In addition to certifying permit holders, all longline and gillnet vessel operators fishing on a vessel issued a limited access swordfish or limited access shark permit are required to attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a certificate. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. Vessels that have been issued a limited access swordfish or limited access shark permit may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop certificates onboard at all times. Approximately 70 free Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops have been conducted since 2006. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. October 14, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1101 U.S. Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405. 2. October 28, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. 3. November 11, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn (at Providence airport), 1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:13 Sep 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 4. November 18, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Magnolia Plantation Hotel, 16391 Robinson Road, Gulfport, MS 39503. 5. December 1, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Days Inn (Midtown), 3224 South U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34982. 6. December 16, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Registration To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education at (386) 852–9137, 1640 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following items with them to the workshop: Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and proof of identification. Representatives of a business owned or co-owned vessel must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit(s), and proof of identification. Vessel operators must bring proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The protected species safe handling, release, and identification workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and smalltooth sawfish. The proper identification of protected species will also be taught at these workshops in an effort to improve reporting. Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in the future. Grandfathered Permit Holders Participants in the industry-sponsored workshops on safe handling and release of sea turtles that were held in Orlando, FL (April 8, 2005) and in New Orleans, LA (June 27, 2005) were issued a NOAA PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46573 workshop certificate in December 2006 that is valid for three years. These workshop certificates may be expiring in 2009. Vessel owners and operators whose certificates expire prior to permit renewal in 2009 must attend a workshop, successfully complete the course, and obtain a new certificate in order to renew their limited access shark and limited access swordfish permits. Failure to provide a valid NOAA workshop certificate could result in a permit denial. Dated: September 3, 2009. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–21842 Filed 9–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No. 0908061222–91268–03] 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 of period of performance. SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes this Notice to provide clarification regarding the period of performance for awards under the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program as set forth in the Notice of Funds Availability and Solicitation of Applications (NOFA) published on July 8, 2009. DATES: NTIA implements this notice as of September 10, 2009. All amended budgets must be submitted to NTIA no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on September 15, 2009, as more fully described in this Notice. ADDRESSES: All amended budgets must be submitted through the online Grants.gov system. NTIA requests that Applicants also submit a courtesy copy to broadbandmapping@ntia.doc.gov. 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 E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 46574 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 174 / Thursday, September 10, 2009 / Notices 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.broadbandusa.gov/ broadband_mapping.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 8, 2009, NTIA published a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) 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 I, Public Law 110–385, 122 Stat. 4096 (2008).1 In the NOFA, NTIA provided that the period of performance for awards under the Program would be five years from the date of award.2 NTIA’s highest priority with respect to this Program is to facilitate the development and maintenance of a national broadband map. The Agency seeks to develop the map in such a way that encourages continually improved data collection efforts while maintaining fiscal responsibility, resulting in a map that meets the requirements of Congress and the needs of all stakeholders, including policymakers and consumers. To that end, NTIA has determined that it will at this time fund mapping and data collection efforts for two years and will assess lessons learned, determine best practices, and investigate opportunities for improved data collection prior to obligating funding for subsequent years. NTIA now clarifies that the initial period of performance for funds allocated to Broadband Mapping purposes will be two (2) years from the date of award and any subsequent funding will be subject to and contingent upon the agency’s review of program priorities and the availability of funds. NTIA will review and negotiate awards based on the five-year budget that applicants have already submitted. In light of this clarification, however, NTIA will allow an applicant to submit a new budget on SF 424A reflecting any revisions necessary for the first two years of the award period (2009–2010, 2010–2011). Any revised budget must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 15, 2009, through the online 1 State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, Notice of Funds Availability and Solicitation of Applications, 74 FR 32545 (July 8, 2009) (NOFA). 2 74 FR 32550. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:13 Sep 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 Grants.gov system. NTIA requests that Applicants also submit a courtesy copy to broadbandmapping@ntia.doc.gov. The period of performance for funds allocated to Broadband Planning purposes will remain five (5) years from the date of award. All other requirements provided in the Notice published on July 8, 2009, remain unchanged. Dated: September 4, 2009. Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. [FR Doc. E9–21797 Filed 9–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3560–60–P wish to make oral statements should inform Commissioner Sommers in writing at the foregoing address at least three business days before the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made, if time permits, for oral presentations of no more than five minutes each in duration. For further information concerning this meeting, please contact Andrew Morton at 202–418–5030. Issued by the Commission in Washington, DC on September 4, 2009. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–21856 Filed 9–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Global Markets Advisory Committee Meeting The Commission’s Global Markets Advisory Committee will conduct a public meeting on September 30, 2009. The meeting will take place in the first floor hearing room of the Commission’s Washington, DC headquarters, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a live broadcast of the meeting via webcast. To view the live webcast from a desktop PC with Internet access go to http:// www.cftc.gov. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss global markets issues related to the Commission’s regulatory responsibilities. The meeting will be chaired by Commissioner Jill Sommers who is Chairman of the Global Markets Advisory Committee. The agenda will consist of the following: • Opening Remarks from Commissioners/Introduction of GMAC Members. • Update on IOSCO Issues. • Bankruptcy Issues—CFTC/UK FSA/ Lehman Brothers. • Overview of Treasury Proposal to Regulate OTC Derivatives/CFTC Legislative Language. • Presentation by UK FSA on OTC Derivatives. • New Business. The meeting is open to the public. Any member of the public who wishes to file a written statement with the committee should mail a copy of the statement to the attention of: Global Markets Advisory Committee, c/o Commissioner Jill Sommers, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581, before the meeting. Members of the public who PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [CPSC Docket No. 09–C0034] Hill Sportswear, 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 Hill Sportswear, Inc., containing a civil penalty of $100,000.00. Commissioner Nancy Nord issued a statement that is available on the Commission’s Web site, http://www.cpsc.gov. 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 September 25, 2009. ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to comment on this Settlement Agreement should send written comments to the Comment 09–C0034, Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Room 502, Bethesda, Maryland 20814– 4408. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seth B. Popkin, Lead Trial Attorney, Division of Compliance, Office of the General Counsel, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814–4408; telephone (301) 504–7612 and Renee K. Haslett, Trial Attorney, (same address); telephone (301) 504–7673. E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 174 (Thursday, September 10, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46573-46574]
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[FR Doc No: E9-21797]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

[Docket No. 0908061222-91268-03]
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 of period of 
performance.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes this Notice to provide 
clarification regarding the period of performance for awards under the 
State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program as set forth in the 
Notice of Funds Availability and Solicitation of Applications (NOFA) 
published on July 8, 2009.

DATES: NTIA implements this notice as of September 10, 2009. All 
amended budgets must be submitted to NTIA no later than 11:59 p.m. ET 
on September 15, 2009, as more fully described in this Notice.

ADDRESSES: All amended budgets must be submitted through the online 
Grants.gov system. NTIA requests that Applicants also submit a courtesy 
copy to broadbandmapping@ntia.doc.gov.

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

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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.broadbandusa.gov/broadband_mapping.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 8, 2009, NTIA published a Notice of 
Funds Availability (NOFA) 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 I, Public Law 110-385, 122 Stat. 4096 (2008).\1\ In the NOFA, 
NTIA provided that the period of performance for awards under the 
Program would be five years from the date of award.\2\
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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) (NOFA).
    \2\ 74 FR 32550.
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    NTIA's highest priority with respect to this Program is to 
facilitate the development and maintenance of a national broadband map. 
The Agency seeks to develop the map in such a way that encourages 
continually improved data collection efforts while maintaining fiscal 
responsibility, resulting in a map that meets the requirements of 
Congress and the needs of all stakeholders, including policymakers and 
consumers. To that end, NTIA has determined that it will at this time 
fund mapping and data collection efforts for two years and will assess 
lessons learned, determine best practices, and investigate 
opportunities for improved data collection prior to obligating funding 
for subsequent years. NTIA now clarifies that the initial period of 
performance for funds allocated to Broadband Mapping purposes will be 
two (2) years from the date of award and any subsequent funding will be 
subject to and contingent upon the agency's review of program 
priorities and the availability of funds.
    NTIA will review and negotiate awards based on the five-year budget 
that applicants have already submitted. In light of this clarification, 
however, NTIA will allow an applicant to submit a new budget on SF 424A 
reflecting any revisions necessary for the first two years of the award 
period (2009-2010, 2010-2011). Any revised budget must be submitted no 
later than 11:59 p.m. on September 15, 2009, through the online 
Grants.gov system. NTIA requests that Applicants also submit a courtesy 
copy to broadbandmapping@ntia.doc.gov.
    The period of performance for funds allocated to Broadband Planning 
purposes will remain five (5) years from the date of award. All other 
requirements provided in the Notice published on July 8, 2009, remain 
unchanged.

    Dated: September 4, 2009.
Lawrence E. Strickling,
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information.
[FR Doc. E9-21797 Filed 9-9-09; 8:45 am]
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