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Download as PDF 68266 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 23, 2009 / Notices the main compressor building including foundations, the suction and discharge piping, and associated valves and appurtenances. Gulf South states that this proposal will reduce maintenance obligations currently required for the out-of-service facilities. Gulf South asserts that the Lafayette Compressor Station has not been utilized since 2001 and has been abandoned in place since 2005. Gulf South avers that the proposed abandonment by physical removal will have no effect on capacities and services. Any questions regarding the application should be directed to M. L. Gutierrez, Project Director, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2800, Houston, Texas 77046, telephone (713) 479–8252, or by e-mail: nell.gutierrez@bwpmlp.com. Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a) (1) (iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–30457 Filed 12–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission tariff related filings to be made electronically starting April 1, 2010. One of the required electronic tariff filing’s data elements is the Type of Filing Code. Take notice that several technical conferences will be held to address certain specific issues related to the Type of Filing Code. Specifically, these meetings will address the tariff filing definitions used for electronic filing and the attachments that are required, in accordance with the Commission’s regulations, for each tariff filing type. The conferences will be held at the Commission’s offices, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC. All interested persons are invited to attend. The documents that will be discussed are located at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/etariff.asp. The dates, times, room numbers and the regulatory sections to be discussed are as follows: [Docket No. RM01–5–000] Electronic Tariff Filings; Notice of Technical Conferences December 16, 2009. In Order No. 714,1 the Commission adopted regulations requiring tariff and Date Time and room location Natural Gas Act Pipelines ............... Natural Gas Policy Act and NGA Hinshaw Pipelines. Interstate Commerce Act Pipelines Friday, January 22, 2010 ............. Friday, January 22, 2010 ............. Federal Power Act Public Utilities ... srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Industry Tuesday, February 9, 2010 .......... 10 a.m. EDT Room 3M–3 ............ After NGA pipelines—5 p.m., Room 3M–3. 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. EDT, Room 3M–3. 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. EDT, Room 3M–3. Thursday, January 28, 2010 ........ Teleconferencing will be available. The number for teleconferencing in these meetings will be posted on http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ etariff.asp and an RSS alert of the posting will be issued. The meetings are open to the public. No preregistration is required. FERC meetings are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an e-mail to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free (866) 208–3372 (voice) or (202) 502– 8659 (TTY), or send a fax to (202) 208– 2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about these conferences, please contact Keith Pierce, Office of Energy Market Regulation at (202) 502–8525 or send an e-mail to ETariff@ferc.gov. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–30456 Filed 12–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9091–2] National Lakes Assessment Draft Report AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Regulatory section to discuss Part 154. Sections 284.123 and .224. Part 341. Part 35. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given for a 30-day public review and comment period on the draft report of the National Lakes Assessment (NLA). The National Lakes Assessment draft report describes the results of the nationwide probabilistic lake survey that was conducted in the summer of 2007. EPA and its state/tribal partners looked at the biological, trophic, recreational and habitat conditions in lakes of the conterminous United States. The NLA report includes information on how the survey was implemented, what the findings were on a national and ecoregional scale, implications for 1 Electronic Tariff Filings, Order No. 714, 73 FR 57,515 (Oct. 3, 2008), 124 FERC ¶ 61,270, FERC Stats. & Regs [Regulations Preambles] ¶ 31,276 (2008) (Sept. 19, 2008). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:41 Dec 22, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 23, 2009 / Notices resource managers, and future actions and challenges. DATES: Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. January 22, 2010. ADDRESSES: E-mail your comments to lakessurvey@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Peterson, Assessment and Watershed Protection Division, Office of Water, Washington, DC; Phone: 202– 566–1304; e-mail: peterson.carol@epa.gov. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To better answer questions about the condition of waters across the country, EPA and its state and tribal partners have embarked on a series of surveys under the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) program. The program will provide actual data and information vital to understanding water quality conditions across the country and how these conditions vary with geographic setting as well as human and natural influences. NARS program goals are to: • Generate scientifically valid and environmentally relevant information on the condition of lake resources • Determine national and regional ecological and recreational well-being of lakes • Establish baseline information for future trends assessment • Identify key stressors to lake health and explore the relative importance of these stressors. The NLA provides unbiased estimates of the condition of natural and manmade freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs greater than 10 acres and at least one meter deep. Using a statistical survey design, lakes were selected at random to represent the condition of the larger population of lakes across the lower 48 states. A total of 1,028 lakes were sampled for the NLA during summer 2007, representing the condition of 50,000 lakes nationwide. The Great Lakes and Great Salt Lake were not included in the survey. The NLA finds that 56% of the nation’s lakes support healthy biological communities when compared to least disturbed sites in similar regions. Another 21% of lakes are in fair condition, and 22% are in poor biological condition. This rating is based on an index of phytoplankton and zooplankton taxa loss—the percentage of taxa observed compared to those that are expected, based on conditions at least disturbed lakes. The draft report has undergone State and EPA review. EPA, through this public review, is seeking comment on the information contained in the draft report, the reasonableness of the VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:41 Dec 22, 2009 Jkt 220001 conclusions, and the clarity with which the information is presented. You may view and download the draft report from EPA’s Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/owow/lakes/lakessurvey. Dated: December 17, 2009. Peter S. Silva, Assistant Administrator for Water. [FR Doc. E9–30494 Filed 12–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket #EPA–RO4–SFUND–2009–0903, FRL–9095–4] East 23rd Battery Superfund Site, Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL; Notice of Settlement AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of settlement. SUMMARY: Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the East 23rd Battery Site located in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida for publication. DATES: The Agency will consider public comments on the settlement until January 22, 2010. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. ADDRESSES: Copies of the settlement are available from Ms. Paula V. Painter. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–RO4–SFUND–2009– 0903 or Site name East 23rd Battery Superfund Site by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • http://www.epa.gov/region4/waste/ sf/enforce.htm. • E-mail: Painter.Paula@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula V. Painter at 404/562–8887. Dated: December 7, 2009. Anita L. Davis, Chief, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Superfund Division. [FR Doc. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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National Lakes Assessment Draft Report

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given for a 30-day public review and comment 
period on the draft report of the National Lakes Assessment (NLA). The 
National Lakes Assessment draft report describes the results of the 
nationwide probabilistic lake survey that was conducted in the summer 
of 2007. EPA and its state/tribal partners looked at the biological, 
trophic, recreational and habitat conditions in lakes of the 
conterminous United States. The NLA report includes information on how 
the survey was implemented, what the findings were on a national and 
ecoregional scale, implications for

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resource managers, and future actions and challenges.

DATES: Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. January 22, 2010.

ADDRESSES: E-mail your comments to lakessurvey@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Peterson, Assessment and 
Watershed Protection Division, Office of Water, Washington, DC; Phone: 
202-566-1304; e-mail: peterson.carol@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    To better answer questions about the condition of waters across the 
country, EPA and its state and tribal partners have embarked on a 
series of surveys under the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) 
program. The program will provide actual data and information vital to 
understanding water quality conditions across the country and how these 
conditions vary with geographic setting as well as human and natural 
influences. NARS program goals are to:
     Generate scientifically valid and environmentally relevant 
information on the condition of lake resources
     Determine national and regional ecological and 
recreational well-being of lakes
     Establish baseline information for future trends 
assessment
     Identify key stressors to lake health and explore the 
relative importance of these stressors.
    The NLA provides unbiased estimates of the condition of natural and 
man-made freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs greater than 10 acres 
and at least one meter deep. Using a statistical survey design, lakes 
were selected at random to represent the condition of the larger 
population of lakes across the lower 48 states. A total of 1,028 lakes 
were sampled for the NLA during summer 2007, representing the condition 
of 50,000 lakes nationwide. The Great Lakes and Great Salt Lake were 
not included in the survey.
    The NLA finds that 56% of the nation's lakes support healthy 
biological communities when compared to least disturbed sites in 
similar regions. Another 21% of lakes are in fair condition, and 22% 
are in poor biological condition. This rating is based on an index of 
phytoplankton and zooplankton taxa loss--the percentage of taxa 
observed compared to those that are expected, based on conditions at 
least disturbed lakes.
    The draft report has undergone State and EPA review. EPA, through 
this public review, is seeking comment on the information contained in 
the draft report, the reasonableness of the conclusions, and the 
clarity with which the information is presented. You may view and 
download the draft report from EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/owow/lakes/lakessurvey.

    Dated: December 17, 2009.
Peter S. Silva,
Assistant Administrator for Water.
[FR Doc. E9-30494 Filed 12-22-09; 8:45 am]
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