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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 10 / Friday, January 15, 2010 / Notices of the oral rabies vaccination program to include the States of New Mexico and Arizona. The finding, which is based on the environmental assessment, reflects our determination that this expansion of the oral rabies vaccination program will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. The environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site (see footnote 1). Copies are also available from the individual listed under ADDRESSES and may be viewed in our reading room at USDA, room 1141, South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons wishing to inspect copies are requested to call ahead on (202) 690-2817 to facilitate entry into the reading room. 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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 3506(c)(2)(A)], this notice announces that the information collection activity titled, ‘‘Surveys and Other Audience Research for Radio and TV Marti’’ has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:34 Jan 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 review and comment. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is requesting reinstatement of this collection for a three-year period and approval of a revision to the burden hours. The information collection activity involved with this program is conducted pursuant to the mandate given to the BBG (formerly the United States Information Agency) in accordance with Public Law 98–111, the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act, dated, October 4, 1983, to provide for the broadcasting of accurate information to the people of Cuba and for other purposes. 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The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on October 19, 2009, Volume 74, Number 200, Pages 53464–53465. Public reporting burden for this proposed collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes (.50 of an hour) per response for field survey respondents (600), and 240 minutes (4 hours) for Focus Group Study respondents (48), and 153 minutes (2.33 hours) for 120 Panel Group Study respondents based on one panel study, 10 respondents per month for 12 months, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Responses are voluntary and respondents will be required to respond only one time. Comments are requested on the proposed information collection concerning: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2481 (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Agency’s burden estimates; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information to Ms. Cathy Brown, the BBG Clearance Officer, BBG, IBB/A, Room 1274, 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20237, telephone (202) 203–4664, e-mail address cabrown@ibb.gov; or to Mr. Nicholas Fraser, the OMB Desk Officer for BBG, via fax at 202–395–7285 or by e-mail at: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Current Actions: BBG is requesting reinstatement of this collection for a three-year period and approval for a revision to the burden hours. Title: Interviews and Other Audience Research for Radio and TV Marti. Abstract: Data from this information collection are used by BBG’s Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) in fulfillment of its mandate to evaluate effectiveness of Radio and TV Marti operations by estimating the audience size and composition for broadcasts; and assess signal reception, credibility and relevance of programming through this research. Proposed Frequency of Responses Number of Respondents—600 Field Study + 48 Group Study + 120 Panel Study = 768 Recordkeeping Hours—.50 Field Study + 4 Group Study + 2.38 Panel Study Group = (300) + (192) + (280) = Total Annual Burden—772 Dated: January 8, 2010. Marie Lennon, Chief of Staff, IBB. [FR Doc. 2010–706 Filed 1–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting In connection with its investigation into a natural gas explosion that occurred at the ConAgra production facility in Garner, North Carolina the E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 2482 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 10 / Friday, January 15, 2010 / Notices United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announces that it will hold a public meeting on February 4, 2010, in Garner, North Carolina to consider urgent recommendations to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Gas Association (AGA) and the Chair of the NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1 Committee that result from its investigation of this incident. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Oak Forrest Ballroom at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 Salisbury St., Raleigh, North Carolina. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required, but to assure adequate seating, attendees are encouraged to pre-register by emailing their names and affiliations to ConAgra@CSB.gov. by January 29, 2010. On June 9, 2009, the ConAgra Slim Jim production facility in Garner, North Carolina, experienced a catastrophic natural gas explosion that caused four deaths, three critical life-threatening burn injuries, an amputation, and other injuries that sent a total of 71 people to the hospital. The explosion caused serious structural damage to 100,000 square feet of the packaging area of the plant, including wall and roof collapse, which had the potential to cause additional deaths and serious injuries. The accident occurred during the installation and commissioning of a new gas-fired industrial water heater, manufactured by Energy Systems Analysts, Inc. (ESA). On the day of the accident, an ESA worker was attempting to purge the new gas piping of air by opening the supply of gas, prior to the start-up of the water heater. The purged gas was piped directly into the room rather than being vented to the outside. Some ConAgra employees smelled gas in the packaging area, others did not. Personnel who were in and out of the utility room noticed the gas odor but most were not seriously concerned and considered the purging activity to be a normal part of the start-up process. The ESA and ConAgra employees were not aware that as a result of the purging, a dangerous release of natural gas had occurred into the building, exceeding the lower explosive limit (LEL). The vicinity of the utility room contained numerous potential ignition sources, including multiple unclassified electrical devices. Nonessential personnel were neither aware of the water heater start-up nor instructed to leave the plant during the gas line purging activity. Over 200 people who had no role in the installation were in the building at the time of the explosion. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:34 Jan 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 At the meeting, the CSB investigative team will present its preliminary findings supporting the need for urgent recommendations arising from this incident to the CSB Board and the public. The Board will then ask questions of the team. At the end of the panel discussion, the Board will consider the urgent recommendations proposed by the staff. At the end of the Board’s deliberations, the Board may decide to proceed to vote to formally approve the draft urgent recommendations. The meeting will be videotaped and an official transcript will be included in the investigative file. All staff presentations are preliminary and are intended solely to allow the Board to consider the issues and factors involved in this case in a public forum. No factual analyses, conclusions, findings or recommendations of the staff should be considered final. Only after the Board has considered and approved the urgent recommendations will there be an approved final record. Convention Regulations (CWCR) specify the rights, responsibilities and obligations for submission of declarations, reports and inspections. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually or on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395–3123. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, via the Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov or Fax to (202) 395–5167. Christopher W. Warner, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2010–840 Filed 1–13–10; 4:15 pm] Dated: January 12, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. BILLING CODE 6350–01–P [FR Doc. 2010–654 Filed 1–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: Chemical Weapons Convention Declaration and Report Handbook and Forms. OMB Control Number: 0694–0091. Form Number(s): Form 1–1, Form 1–2, Form 1–2A, Form 1–2B, etc. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Burden Hours: 16,047. Number of Respondents: 816. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes to 577 hours (depending on the required documentation). Needs and Uses: This information is required for the United States to comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), an international arms control treaty. The Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998 and Commerce Chemical Weapons PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Fisheries Certificate of Origin AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 16, 2010. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 10 (Friday, January 15, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2481-2482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-840]


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CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD


Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting

    In connection with its investigation into a natural gas explosion 
that occurred at the ConAgra production facility in Garner, North 
Carolina the

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United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) 
announces that it will hold a public meeting on February 4, 2010, in 
Garner, North Carolina to consider urgent recommendations to the 
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Gas 
Association (AGA) and the Chair of the NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1 Committee 
that result from its investigation of this incident.
    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Oak Forrest Ballroom at the 
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 Salisbury St., Raleigh, North Carolina. The 
meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not 
required, but to assure adequate seating, attendees are encouraged to 
pre-register by emailing their names and affiliations to 
ConAgra@CSB.gov. by January 29, 2010.
    On June 9, 2009, the ConAgra Slim Jim production facility in 
Garner, North Carolina, experienced a catastrophic natural gas 
explosion that caused four deaths, three critical life-threatening burn 
injuries, an amputation, and other injuries that sent a total of 71 
people to the hospital. The explosion caused serious structural damage 
to 100,000 square feet of the packaging area of the plant, including 
wall and roof collapse, which had the potential to cause additional 
deaths and serious injuries.
    The accident occurred during the installation and commissioning of 
a new gas-fired industrial water heater, manufactured by Energy Systems 
Analysts, Inc. (ESA). On the day of the accident, an ESA worker was 
attempting to purge the new gas piping of air by opening the supply of 
gas, prior to the start-up of the water heater. The purged gas was 
piped directly into the room rather than being vented to the outside. 
Some ConAgra employees smelled gas in the packaging area, others did 
not. Personnel who were in and out of the utility room noticed the gas 
odor but most were not seriously concerned and considered the purging 
activity to be a normal part of the start-up process. The ESA and 
ConAgra employees were not aware that as a result of the purging, a 
dangerous release of natural gas had occurred into the building, 
exceeding the lower explosive limit (LEL).
    The vicinity of the utility room contained numerous potential 
ignition sources, including multiple unclassified electrical devices. 
Nonessential personnel were neither aware of the water heater start-up 
nor instructed to leave the plant during the gas line purging activity. 
Over 200 people who had no role in the installation were in the 
building at the time of the explosion.
    At the meeting, the CSB investigative team will present its 
preliminary findings supporting the need for urgent recommendations 
arising from this incident to the CSB Board and the public. The Board 
will then ask questions of the team. At the end of the panel 
discussion, the Board will consider the urgent recommendations proposed 
by the staff. At the end of the Board's deliberations, the Board may 
decide to proceed to vote to formally approve the draft urgent 
recommendations.
    The meeting will be videotaped and an official transcript will be 
included in the investigative file. All staff presentations are 
preliminary and are intended solely to allow the Board to consider the 
issues and factors involved in this case in a public forum. No factual 
analyses, conclusions, findings or recommendations of the staff should 
be considered final. Only after the Board has considered and approved 
the urgent recommendations will there be an approved final record.

Christopher W. Warner,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2010-840 Filed 1-13-10; 4:15 pm]
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