Proposed Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Establishment of a Program, 9695-9696 [2011-3934]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 22, 2011 / Proposed Rules wage area. All other criteria are indeterminate. Since the distance criterion indicates that Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties are closer to the Northeastern Arizona survey area, we recommend that these three counties be redefined to the Northeastern Arizona wage area. The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the national labormanagement committee responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, recommended these changes by consensus. These changes would be effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after 30 days following publication of the final regulations. FPRAC recommended no other changes in the geographic definitions of the Northeastern Arizona and Southern Colorado wage areas. New Mexico: McKinley San Juan DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service Area of Application. 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Appendix C to subpart B is amended by revising the wage area listings for the Northeastern Arizona and Colorado wage areas to read as follows: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PROPOSALS Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 532— Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas * * * * * Colorado: El Paso Pueblo Teller * * * * * [FR Doc. 2011–3769 Filed 2–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P ARIZONA Northeastern Arizona Survey Area Arizona: Apache Coconino Navajo VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Feb 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 9695 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 7 CFR Part 1214 [Document No. AMS–FV–10–0008–PR–1A] RIN 0581–AD00 Proposed Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Establishment of a Program Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Reopening and extension of comment period. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period on the proposed establishment of an industry-funded promotion, research, and information program for fresh cut Christmas trees is reopened and extended. The comment period is also reopen and extended for the new Christmas tree information collection requirements by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the operation of the proposed program. The proposed Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Proposed Order), was submitted to the Department of Agriculture (Department) by the Christmas Tree Checkoff Task Force, an industry wide group of producers and importers that support this proposed program. DATES: Comments must be received by March 9, 2011. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), comments on the information collection burden that would result from this proposal must be received by March 9, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or to the Research and Promotion Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0244, Room 0632–S, Washington, DC 20250– 0244; fax: (202) 205–2800. All comments should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be made available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours or can be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments submitted in response to this proposed rule will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting comments will be made public on the Internet at the address provided above. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEP1.SGM 22FEP1 9696 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 22, 2011 / Proposed Rules Pursuant to PRA, comments regarding the accuracy of the burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information, should be sent to the above address. In addition, comments concerning the information collection should also be sent to the Desk Office for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 725, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia A. Petrella, Marketing Specialist, Research and Promotion Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 0632, Stop 0244, Washington, DC 20250–0244; telephone: (301) 334–2891; or facsimile: (301) 334– 2896; or e-mail: Patricia.Petrella@ams.usda.gov. A proposed rule was issued on November 2, 2010, and published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2010, (75 FR 68512). That rule proposed the establishment of an industry-funded promotion, research, and information program for fresh cut Christmas trees. USDA was contacted by a congressman and received several letters from North Carolina growers requesting the comment period be reopened and extended to allow additional time to submit their comments. The growers also expressed that the comment period was open during their busiest time of the year. USDA is reopening the comment period an additional 15 days to allow interested persons more time to review the proposed rule, perform a complete analysis, and submit written comments. This notice is issued pursuant to the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (1996 Act) (7 U.S.C. 7411–7425). mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 16, 2011. Rayne Pegg, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2011–3934 Filed 2–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 430 and 431 [Docket No. EE–2008–BT–STD–0012] Equipment Price Forecasting in Energy Conservation Standards Analysis Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of data availability; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks information related to potential technical improvements its energy conservation standards rulemaking analysis, and requests comment on corresponding revisions to the analysis for energy conservation standards for refrigerators, refrigeratorfreezers and freezers. DATES: Written comments and information are requested on or before March 24, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EE–2008–BT–STD–0012, by any of the following methods: • E-mail: to ResRefFreez–2008–STD– 0012@hq.doe.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 22, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 9695-9696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3934]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 1214

[Document No. AMS-FV-10-0008-PR-1A]
RIN 0581-AD00


Proposed Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information 
Order; Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Establishment of a 
Program

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Reopening and extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period on the proposed 
establishment of an industry-funded promotion, research, and 
information program for fresh cut Christmas trees is reopened and 
extended. The comment period is also reopen and extended for the new 
Christmas tree information collection requirements by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for the operation of the proposed program. 
The proposed Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order 
(Proposed Order), was submitted to the Department of Agriculture 
(Department) by the Christmas Tree Checkoff Task Force, an industry 
wide group of producers and importers that support this proposed 
program.

DATES: Comments must be received by March 9, 2011. Pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), comments on the information collection 
burden that would result from this proposal must be received by March 
9, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or to the Research and 
Promotion Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0244, Room 0632-S, Washington, DC 20250-
0244; fax: (202) 205-2800. All comments should reference the docket 
number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal 
Register and will be made available for public inspection in the above 
office during regular business hours or can be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments submitted in response to this 
proposed rule will be included in the record and will be made available 
to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals 
or entities submitting comments will be made public on the Internet at 
the address provided above.

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    Pursuant to PRA, comments regarding the accuracy of the burden 
estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any 
other aspect of this collection of information, should be sent to the 
above address. In addition, comments concerning the information 
collection should also be sent to the Desk Office for Agriculture, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 725, 
Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia A. Petrella, Marketing 
Specialist, Research and Promotion Branch, Fruit and Vegetable 
Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 0632, Stop 
0244, Washington, DC 20250-0244; telephone: (301) 334-2891; or 
facsimile: (301) 334-2896; or e-mail: Patricia.Petrella@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A proposed rule was issued on November 2, 
2010, and published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2010, (75 FR 
68512). That rule proposed the establishment of an industry-funded 
promotion, research, and information program for fresh cut Christmas 
trees.
    USDA was contacted by a congressman and received several letters 
from North Carolina growers requesting the comment period be reopened 
and extended to allow additional time to submit their comments. The 
growers also expressed that the comment period was open during their 
busiest time of the year.
    USDA is reopening the comment period an additional 15 days to allow 
interested persons more time to review the proposed rule, perform a 
complete analysis, and submit written comments.
    This notice is issued pursuant to the Commodity Promotion, 
Research, and Information Act of 1996 (1996 Act) (7 U.S.C. 7411-7425).

    Dated: February 16, 2011.
Rayne Pegg,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-3934 Filed 2-18-11; 8:45 am]
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