Revisions to the EDA Regulations, 11733 [2010-5406]

Download as PDF 11733 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 48 Friday, March 12, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration 13 CFR Part 301 [Docket No.: 080213181–0125–013] RIN 0610–AA64 Revisions to the EDA Regulations AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Correcting amendment. On January 27, 2010, the Economic Development Administration (‘‘EDA’’) published a final rule implementing revisions to its regulations. The final rule responded to all substantive comments received during the public comment period and finalized the rulemaking proceeding in connection with the interim final rule published on October 22, 2008. EDA publishes this rule to correct a heading of a subpart in the regulations that addresses application requirements and evaluation criteria. DATES: This correction is effective as of March 12, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hina Shaikh, Office of Chief Counsel, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce, Room 7005, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4687. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 27, 2010 (75 FR 4259), the EDA published a final rule implementing certain revisions to its regulations. EDA is publishing this notice to amend the heading of 13 CFR part 301, subpart E, which in general addresses the application requirements and evaluation criteria for EDA investment assistance. This notice removes the words ‘‘Proposal and’’ in the heading of subpart E of part 301. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:01 Mar 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 EDA makes this change to ensure that the heading accurately reflects the current application process. On October 1, 2008, EDA published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 57049) to introduce its Application for Investment Assistance (Form ED–900). Previously, applicants were required to complete and submit a proposal using the PreApplication for Investment Assistance (Form ED–900P), followed by an Application for Investment Assistance (Form ED–900A), if EDA deemed that the proposed project merited further consideration. The Form ED–900 consolidates all EDA-specific requirements into a single application, and accordingly, effective November 1, 2008, EDA accepts only the Form ED– 900, along with specific forms from the Standard Form 424 family. In line with the October 1, 2008 publication, the January 27, 2010 final rule removed references to the Form ED–900P in EDA’s regulations, but inadvertently did not change the subpart heading. Accordingly, this notice corrects this error. Classification Prior notice and opportunity for public comment are not required for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). 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. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared. Executive Order No. 12866 It has been determined that this final rule is significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Congressional Review Act This final rule is not major under the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) Executive Order No. 13132 Executive Order 13132 requires agencies to develop an accountable process to ensure ‘‘meaningful and timely input by State and local officials in the development of regulatory policies that have federalism implications.’’ ‘‘Policies that have federalism implications’’ is defined in PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Executive Order 13132 to include regulations that have ‘‘substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.’’ It has been determined that this final rule does not contain policies that have federalism implications. Paperwork Reduction Act This final rule contains collections-ofinformation subject to review and approval by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’). The OMB is required to clear all federally-sponsored data collections pursuant to the PRA. Notwithstanding any other provision of the 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. List of Subjects in 13 CFR Part 301 Grant administration, Grant programs, Eligibility requirements, Application requirements, Economic distress levels, Investment rates. Regulatory Text For reasons stated in the preamble, 13 CFR part 301 is corrected by making the following correcting amendment: ■ PART 301—ELIGIBILITY, INVESTMENT RATE AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 1. The authority citation for part 301 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 3121; 42 U.S.C. 3141–3147; 42 U.S.C. 3149; 42 U.S.C. 3161; 42 U.S.C. 3175; 42 U.S.C. 3192; 42 U.S.C. 3194; 42 U.S.C. 3211; 42 U.S.C. 3233; Department of Commerce Delegation Order 10–4. 2. Revise the heading to subpart 301 to read as follows: ■ Subpart E—Application Requirements; Evaluation Criteria * * * * * Dated: March 8, 2010. Otto Barry Bird, Chief Counsel, Economic Development Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–5406 Filed 3–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P E:\FR\FM\12MRR1.SGM 12MRR1

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Rules and Regulations
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 48 / Friday, March 12, 2010 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration

13 CFR Part 301

[Docket No.: 080213181-0125-013]
RIN 0610-AA64


Revisions to the EDA Regulations

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: On January 27, 2010, the Economic Development Administration 
(``EDA'') published a final rule implementing revisions to its 
regulations. The final rule responded to all substantive comments 
received during the public comment period and finalized the rulemaking 
proceeding in connection with the interim final rule published on 
October 22, 2008. EDA publishes this rule to correct a heading of a 
subpart in the regulations that addresses application requirements and 
evaluation criteria.

DATES: This correction is effective as of March 12, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hina Shaikh, Office of Chief Counsel, 
Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce, Room 7005, 
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 
482-4687.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 27, 2010 (75 FR 4259), the EDA 
published a final rule implementing certain revisions to its 
regulations. EDA is publishing this notice to amend the heading of 13 
CFR part 301, subpart E, which in general addresses the application 
requirements and evaluation criteria for EDA investment assistance. 
This notice removes the words ``Proposal and'' in the heading of 
subpart E of part 301.
    EDA makes this change to ensure that the heading accurately 
reflects the current application process. On October 1, 2008, EDA 
published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 57049) to introduce 
its Application for Investment Assistance (Form ED-900). Previously, 
applicants were required to complete and submit a proposal using the 
Pre-Application for Investment Assistance (Form ED-900P), followed by 
an Application for Investment Assistance (Form ED-900A), if EDA deemed 
that the proposed project merited further consideration. The Form ED-
900 consolidates all EDA-specific requirements into a single 
application, and accordingly, effective November 1, 2008, EDA accepts 
only the Form ED-900, along with specific forms from the Standard Form 
424 family. In line with the October 1, 2008 publication, the January 
27, 2010 final rule removed references to the Form ED-900P in EDA's 
regulations, but inadvertently did not change the subpart heading. 
Accordingly, this notice corrects this error.

Classification

    Prior notice and opportunity for public comment are not required 
for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and 
contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). 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. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory 
flexibility analysis has not been prepared.

Executive Order No. 12866

    It has been determined that this final rule is significant for 
purposes of Executive Order 12866.

Congressional Review Act

    This final rule is not major under the Congressional Review Act (5 
U.S.C. 801 et seq.)

Executive Order No. 13132

    Executive Order 13132 requires agencies to develop an accountable 
process to ensure ``meaningful and timely input by State and local 
officials in the development of regulatory policies that have 
federalism implications.'' ``Policies that have federalism 
implications'' is defined in Executive Order 13132 to include 
regulations that have ``substantial direct effects on the States, on 
the relationship between the national government and the States, or on 
the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels 
of government.'' It has been determined that this final rule does not 
contain policies that have federalism implications.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This final rule contains collections-of-information subject to 
review and approval by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). 
The OMB is required to clear all federally-sponsored data collections 
pursuant to the PRA. Notwithstanding any other provision of the 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.

List of Subjects in 13 CFR Part 301

    Grant administration, Grant programs, Eligibility requirements, 
Application requirements, Economic distress levels, Investment rates.

Regulatory Text

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For reasons stated in the preamble, 13 CFR part 301 is corrected by 
making the following correcting amendment:

PART 301--ELIGIBILITY, INVESTMENT RATE AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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1. The authority citation for part 301 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 3121; 42 U.S.C. 3141-3147; 42 U.S.C. 3149; 
42 U.S.C. 3161; 42 U.S.C. 3175; 42 U.S.C. 3192; 42 U.S.C. 3194; 42 
U.S.C. 3211; 42 U.S.C. 3233; Department of Commerce Delegation Order 
10-4.


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2. Revise the heading to subpart 301 to read as follows:

Subpart E--Application Requirements; Evaluation Criteria

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    Dated: March 8, 2010.
Otto Barry Bird,
Chief Counsel, Economic Development Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-5406 Filed 3-11-10; 8:45 am]
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