Regulatory Flexibility Act: Section 610 Review of National Organic Program Regulations, 10527-10528 [2011-4257]

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[FR Doc. 2011–4241 Filed 2–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 205 [Document Number AMS–NOP–11–0005; NOP–11–01] Regulatory Flexibility Act: Section 610 Review of National Organic Program Regulations Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Review and request for comments. AGENCY: This document announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) plans to review the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations (7 CFR part 205). This review will be conducted under criteria contained in section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), as amended. The RFA provisions require that all Federal agencies review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities to determine whether the associated impact can be minimized. DATES: Written comments must be received by April 26, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit written comments on this review using the following addresses: • Mail: Toni Strother, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA–AMS–NOP, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2646– So., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250. • Internet: http:// www.regulations.gov. Written comments responding to this review should reference the document number (AMS–NOP–11–0005; NOP–11– 01). It is our intention to have all comments concerning this review, including names and addresses when provided, whether submitted by mail or Internet available for viewing on the Regulations.gov (http:// www.regulations.gov) Internet site. Comments submitted in response to this notice of review will also be available for viewing in person at USDA, AMS, National Organic Program, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2646– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 10527 South Building, Washington, DC, from 9 a.m., to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (except official Federal holidays). Persons wanting to visit the USDA South Building to view comments received in response to this notice are requested to make an appointment in advance by calling (202) 720–3252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Bailey, PhD, Director, Standards Division, National Organic Program, USDA–AMS–NOP, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2646–So., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250–0268; telephone: (202) 720–3252; facsimile (202) 205–7808; or electronic mail: Melissa.Bailey@usda.gov. The NOP is authorized by the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501–6522). The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers the NOP. Under the NOP, the AMS oversees national standards for the production, handling, and labeling of organically produced agricultural products. Final regulations implementing the National Organic Program (NOP) were published December 21, 2000 (65 FR 80548), and became effective on October 21, 2002. On March 24, 2006, AMS published in the Federal Register (71 FR 14827), its schedule to review certain regulations, including the NOP regulations, under criteria contained in section 610 of the RFA (5 U.S.C. 601– 612). Because many AMS regulations impact small entities, AMS decided, as a matter of policy, to periodically review regulations, irrespective of whether specific regulations meet the threshold requirement for mandatory review established by the RFA. As a result, the Agency is now conducting this review of the NOP regulations. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the NOP regulations should be continued without change, amended, or rescinded, consistent with the objectives of applicable statutes, to minimize the impacts on small entities. In conducting this review, the AMS will consider the following factors: (1) The continued need for the regulations; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received from the public concerning the regulations; (3) the complexity of the regulations; (4) the extent to which the regulations overlap, duplicate, or conflict with other Federal rules, and, to the extent feasible, with State and local regulations; and (5) the length of time since the regulations have been evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25FEP1.SGM 25FEP1 10528 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 38 / Friday, February 25, 2011 / Proposed Rules other factors have changed in the area affected by the regulations. Written comments, views, opinions, and other information regarding the impact of the NOP regulations on small businesses are invited. Dated: February 22, 2011. Rayne Pegg, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2011–4257 Filed 2–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 25 [Docket No. NM447 Special Conditions No. 25–11–06–SC] Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Electronic Systems Security Isolation or Protection From Unauthorized Passenger Systems Access Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed special conditions. AGENCY: This action proposes special conditions for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane may have novel or unusual design features associated with connectivity of the passenger domain computer systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. DATES: We must receive your comments by April 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: You must mail two copies of your comments to: Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Airplane Directorate, Attn: Rules Docket (ANM– 113), Docket No. NM447, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356. You may deliver two copies to the Transport Airplane Directorate at the above address. You must mark your comments: Docket No. NM447. You can inspect comments in the Rules Docket weekdays, except Federal holidays, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Will Struck, FAA, Airplane and Flight Crew Interface Branch, ANM–111, Transport srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Feb 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 Standards Staff, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2764; facsimile (425) 227–1320. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by sending written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the special conditions, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. We ask that you send us two copies of written comments. We will file in the docket all comments we receive, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning these special conditions. You can inspect the docket before and after the comment closing date. If you wish to review the docket in person, go to the address in the ADDRESSES section of this preamble between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing date for comments. We will consider comments filed late if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change these special conditions based on the comments we receive. If you want us to acknowledge receipt of your comments on this proposal, include with your comments a selfaddressed, stamped postcard on which you have written the docket number. We will stamp the date on the postcard and mail it back to you. Background On March 29, 2005, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘Gulfstream’’) applied for an FAA type certificate for its new Gulfstream Model GVI passenger airplane. Gulfstream later applied for, and was granted, an extension of time for the type certificate, which changed the effective application date to September 28, 2006. The Gulfstream Model GVI airplane will be an all-new, two-engine jet transport airplane with an executive cabin interior. The maximum takeoff weight will be 99,600 pounds, with a maximum passenger count of 19 passengers. Type Certification Basis Under provisions of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.17, Gulfstream must show that the Gulfstream Model GVI airplane (hereafter referred to as ‘‘the GVI’’) meets PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 the applicable provisions of 14 CFR part 25, as amended by Amendments 25–1 through 25–119, 25–122, and 25–124. If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 25) do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the GVI because of a novel or unusual design feature, special conditions are prescribed under the provisions of § 21.16. In addition to complying with the applicable airworthiness regulations and special conditions, the GVI must comply with the fuel vent and exhaust emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34 and the noise certification requirements of 14 CFR part 36. The FAA must also issue a finding of regulatory adequacy pursuant to section 611 of Public Law 92–574, the ‘‘Noise Control Act of 1972.’’ The FAA issues special conditions, as defined in 14 CFR 11.19, in accordance with § 11.38, and they become part of the type certification basis under § 21.17(a)(2). Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended later to include any other model that incorporates the same novel or unusual design features, the special conditions would also apply to the other model under provisions of § 21.101. Novel or Unusual Design Features The GVI will incorporate the following novel or unusual design features: Digital systems architecture composed of several connected networks. The proposed architecture and network configuration may be used for, or interfaced with, a diverse set of functions, including: 1. Flight-safety related control, communication, and navigation systems (aircraft control domain), 2. Airline business and administrative support (airline information domain), 3. Passenger information and entertainment systems (passenger entertainment domain), and 4. The capability to allow access to or by external sources. Discussion of Proposed Special Conditions The proposed Model GVI integrated network configuration may allow increased connectivity with external network sources and will have more interconnected networks and systems, such as passenger entertainment and information services, than previous Gulfstream airplane models. This may allow the exploitation of network security vulnerabilities and increase E:\FR\FM\25FEP1.SGM 25FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 38 (Friday, February 25, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 10527-10528]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4257]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 205

[Document Number AMS-NOP-11-0005; NOP-11-01]


Regulatory Flexibility Act: Section 610 Review of National 
Organic Program Regulations

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Review and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's 
(AMS) plans to review the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations (7 
CFR part 205). This review will be conducted under criteria contained 
in section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), as amended. The 
RFA provisions require that all Federal agencies review existing 
regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities to determine whether the associated impact can 
be minimized.

DATES: Written comments must be received by April 26, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit written comments on this 
review using the following addresses:
     Mail: Toni Strother, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, 
National Organic Program, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., 
Room 2646-So., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250.
     Internet: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Written comments responding to this review should reference the 
document number (AMS-NOP-11-0005; NOP-11-01). It is our intention to 
have all comments concerning this review, including names and addresses 
when provided, whether submitted by mail or Internet available for 
viewing on the Regulations.gov (http://www.regulations.gov) Internet 
site. Comments submitted in response to this notice of review will also 
be available for viewing in person at USDA, AMS, National Organic 
Program, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2646-South Building, 
Washington, DC, from 9 a.m., to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 
Monday through Friday (except official Federal holidays). Persons 
wanting to visit the USDA South Building to view comments received in 
response to this notice are requested to make an appointment in advance 
by calling (202) 720-3252.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Bailey, PhD, Director, 
Standards Division, National Organic Program, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., Room 2646-So., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 
20250-0268; telephone: (202) 720-3252; facsimile (202) 205-7808; or 
electronic mail: Melissa.Bailey@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOP is authorized by the Organic Foods 
Production Act (OFPA) of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501-6522). The 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers the NOP. Under the 
NOP, the AMS oversees national standards for the production, handling, 
and labeling of organically produced agricultural products. Final 
regulations implementing the National Organic Program (NOP) were 
published December 21, 2000 (65 FR 80548), and became effective on 
October 21, 2002.
    On March 24, 2006, AMS published in the Federal Register (71 FR 
14827), its schedule to review certain regulations, including the NOP 
regulations, under criteria contained in section 610 of the RFA (5 
U.S.C. 601-612). Because many AMS regulations impact small entities, 
AMS decided, as a matter of policy, to periodically review regulations, 
irrespective of whether specific regulations meet the threshold 
requirement for mandatory review established by the RFA. As a result, 
the Agency is now conducting this review of the NOP regulations.
    The purpose of the review is to determine whether the NOP 
regulations should be continued without change, amended, or rescinded, 
consistent with the objectives of applicable statutes, to minimize the 
impacts on small entities. In conducting this review, the AMS will 
consider the following factors: (1) The continued need for the 
regulations; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received from the 
public concerning the regulations; (3) the complexity of the 
regulations; (4) the extent to which the regulations overlap, 
duplicate, or conflict with other Federal rules, and, to the extent 
feasible, with State and local regulations; and (5) the length of time 
since the regulations have been evaluated or the degree to which 
technology, economic conditions, or

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other factors have changed in the area affected by the regulations.
    Written comments, views, opinions, and other information regarding 
the impact of the NOP regulations on small businesses are invited.

    Dated: February 22, 2011.
Rayne Pegg,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-4257 Filed 2-24-11; 8:45 am]
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