Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, 10464 [2010-4777]

Download as PDF 10464 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 44 / Monday, March 8, 2010 / Notices above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Adams or Amy Sloan, (301)713–2289. Dated: March 2, 2010. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–4865 Filed 3–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant requests a five-year permit to investigate the foraging ecology, habitat requirements, vital rates, and effects of natural and anthropogenic factors for ribbon seals (Phoca fasciata), spotted seals (P. largha), ringed seals (P. hispida), harbor seals (P. vitulina), and bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) in the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, Arctic Ocean and coastal regions of Alaska. The applicant requests permission to capture up to 150 of each ice-associated seal species (ribbon, spotted, ringed and bearded) per year and up to 250 harbor seals annually for measurement of body condition, collection of tissue samples (blood, blubber, muscle, skin, hair, vibrissae, swab samples), attachment of telemetry devices, and other procedures as described in the application. Up to 10 animals of each species would be intentionally recaptured each year for retrieval of instruments and additional sample collection. The applicant requests permission to harass an additional 3,000 of each ice associated seal species and 5,500 harbor seals annually incidental to capture activities or during collection of feces and other samples from haul-out substrate. The applicant requests allowance for unintentional mortality of five individuals of each species per year. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:12 Mar 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket Number 0907141137–0119–08] RIN 0660–ZA28 Broadband Technology Opportunities Program AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Funds Availability; Extension of Application Closing Deadline for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) Projects. SUMMARY: NTIA announces that the closing deadline for the submission of applications for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) projects under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is extended until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 26, 2010. There are no changes to the application filing window for Public Computer Center (PCC) and Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) projects. DATES: All applications for funding CCI projects must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on March 26, 2010. All applications for funding PCC and SBA projects must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries regarding BTOP, contact Anthony Wilhelm, Director, BTOP, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., HCHB, Room 4887, Washington, DC, 20230; Help Desk email: BroadbandUSA@usda.gov, Help Desk telephone: 1–877–508–8364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 22, 2010, NTIA published a Notice of Funds Availability (Second NOFA) and Solicitation of Applications in the Federal Register announcing general policy and application procedures for the second round of BTOP funding. 75 FR 3792 (2010). In the Second NOFA, NTIA established an application window for BTOP projects PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 beginning February 16, 2010 at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) through March 15, 2010 at 5 p.m. EDT (application closing deadline). NTIA announces this extension in the application closing deadline for CCI projects in the interest of ensuring that BTOP funding is made available in the most equitable manner. The complexity of preparing an infrastructure proposal that is truly comprehensive in scope and satisfies the CCI funding priorities outlined in the Second NOFA warrant reconsideration of the application closing deadline for CCI projects to facilitate the necessary coordination among the various stakeholders involved in or benefiting from the project. Additionally, there are a number of applicants whose infrastructure applications have been actively under consideration for funding in Round One. This extension of the application closing deadline will give those CCI applicants that are not selected for a Round One award additional time to strengthen the quality of their Round Two applications and maximize their opportunity to apply for BTOP funding. All other requirements for CCI projects set forth in the Second NOFA remain unchanged. There are no changes to the requirements or application deadlines for PCC and SBA projects. All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application early to avoid last minute congestion on the electronic intake system. However, early submission will not confer any advantage or priority in review. Dated: March 2, 2010. Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. [FR Doc. 2010–4777 Filed 3–3–10; 1:00 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–60–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–818] Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 8, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho or Jolanta Lawska, AD/ E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 44 (Monday, March 8, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 10464]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-4777]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

[Docket Number 0907141137-0119-08]
RIN 0660-ZA28


Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

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

ACTION: Notice of Funds Availability; Extension of Application Closing 
Deadline for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) Projects.

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SUMMARY: NTIA announces that the closing deadline for the submission of 
applications for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) projects 
under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is extended 
until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 26, 2010. There 
are no changes to the application filing window for Public Computer 
Center (PCC) and Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) projects.

DATES: All applications for funding CCI projects must be submitted by 5 
p.m. EDT on March 26, 2010. All applications for funding PCC and SBA 
projects must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries regarding BTOP, 
contact Anthony Wilhelm, Director, BTOP, Office of Telecommunications 
and Information Applications, National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), 1401 
Constitution Avenue, NW., HCHB, Room 4887, Washington, DC, 20230; Help 
Desk email: BroadbandUSA@usda.gov, Help Desk telephone: 1-877-508-8364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 22, 2010, NTIA published a Notice 
of Funds Availability (Second NOFA) and Solicitation of Applications in 
the Federal Register announcing general policy and application 
procedures for the second round of BTOP funding. 75 FR 3792 (2010). In 
the Second NOFA, NTIA established an application window for BTOP 
projects beginning February 16, 2010 at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time 
(EST) through March 15, 2010 at 5 p.m. EDT (application closing 
deadline).
    NTIA announces this extension in the application closing deadline 
for CCI projects in the interest of ensuring that BTOP funding is made 
available in the most equitable manner. The complexity of preparing an 
infrastructure proposal that is truly comprehensive in scope and 
satisfies the CCI funding priorities outlined in the Second NOFA 
warrant reconsideration of the application closing deadline for CCI 
projects to facilitate the necessary coordination among the various 
stakeholders involved in or benefiting from the project. Additionally, 
there are a number of applicants whose infrastructure applications have 
been actively under consideration for funding in Round One. This 
extension of the application closing deadline will give those CCI 
applicants that are not selected for a Round One award additional time 
to strengthen the quality of their Round Two applications and maximize 
their opportunity to apply for BTOP funding.
    All other requirements for CCI projects set forth in the Second 
NOFA remain unchanged. There are no changes to the requirements or 
application deadlines for PCC and SBA projects.
    All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application 
early to avoid last minute congestion on the electronic intake system. 
However, early submission will not confer any advantage or priority in 
review.

    Dated: March 2, 2010.
Lawrence E. Strickling,
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information.
[FR Doc. 2010-4777 Filed 3-3-10; 1:00 pm]
BILLING CODE 3510-60-S