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Download as PDF 11426 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1745] emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Grant of Authority for Subzone Status Klaussner Home Furnishings (Upholstered Furniture) Asheboro and Candor, NC Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides for ‘‘* * *the establishment * * * of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, the Board’s regulations (15 CFR Part 400) provide for the establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest; Whereas, the Piedmont Triad Partnership, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 230, has made application to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the upholstered furniture manufacturing facilities of Klaussner Home Furnishings located in Asheboro and Candor, North Carolina (FTZ Docket 59– 2009, filed 12–16–2009); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (74 FR 69329, 12–31–2009) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations would be satisfied, and that the proposal would be in the public interest if subject to the restrictions listed below; Now, Therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to the manufacture of upholstered furniture at the Klaussner Home Furnishings facilities located in Asheboro and Candor, North Carolina (Subzone 230D), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Mar 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 and further subject to the following conditions: 1. The annual quantitative volume of foreign micro-denier suede upholstery fabric finished with a hot caustic soda solution that Klaussner Home Furnishings may admit to the proposed subzone under nonprivileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.42) is limited to 5.79 million square yards. 2. Klaussner Home Furnishings must admit all foreign-origin upholstery fabrics other than micro-denier suede fabric finished with a hot caustic soda solution to the proposed subzone under domestic (duty-paid) status (19 CFR 146.43). 3. For the purpose of monitoring by the FTZ Staff, Klaussner Home Furnishings shall submit additional operating information to supplement its annual report data. 4. The subzone authority for the Klaussner Home Furnishings facilities shall remain in effect for a period of five years from the date of approval by the FTZ Board. Signed at Washington, DC, this 18 day of February 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. ATTEST: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–4673 Filed 3–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA222 Gulf Spill Restoration Planning; Public Scoping Meetings for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public scoping meetings. AGENCY: In a February 17, 2011, Federal Register notice, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced in a notice of intent that it, on behalf of the Trustee Council, will begin restoration scoping and preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that began on April 20, 2010, Mississippi Canyon Block 252 (‘‘the Oil Spill’’). The notice announced NOAA’s intent to hold public scoping meetings in eleven (11) locations in the five Gulf of Mexico States and in Washington, DC, but it did not include meeting details. The meeting details for these locations are available now. The purpose of the Gulf Spill Restoration Planning PEIS is to identify restoration types and establish a programmatic framework and procedures that will enable the Trustees to expedite the selection and implementation of restoration projects to compensate the public and the environment for loss of natural resources and services from the Oil Spill. DATES: All public scoping meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. (local time) and doors will open at 6:30 p.m., except in Grand Isle, Houma, and Morgan City, Louisiana, which will start at 6:30 p.m. and open doors at 5:30 p.m. For scoping meetings dates and locations see Scoping Meetings under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. ADDRESSES: Written scoping comments on suggested restoration types should be sent to: NOAA Restoration Center, Attn: DWH PEIS Comments, 263 13th Avenue South, Suite 166, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Electronic comments are strongly encouraged, and can be submitted to https:// www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov. All written comments must be received by the close of the scoping process to be considered. Scoping will close 90 days after the February 17, 2011 NOI, on Tuesday, May 18, 2011. A public announcement will be provided in a future Federal Register document to remind the public at the end of the scoping period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NOAA—Brian Hostetter at 888.547.0174 or by e-mail at gulfspillcomments@noaa.gov; DOI—Robin Renn by e-mail at Robin_Renn@fws.gov; AL— Will Gunter by e-mail at William.Gunter@dcnr.alabama.gov; FL—Lee Edminston or Gil McRae by email at Lee.Edminston@dep.state.fl.us or Gil.McRae@myfwc.com; LA—Karolien Debusschere by e-mail at karolien.debusschere@la.gov; MS—Richard Harrell by e-mail at Richard_Harrell@deq.state.ms.us; TX—Don Pitts by e-mail at Don.Pitts@tpwd.state.tx.us. To be added to the Oil Spill PEIS mailing list, please visit: www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scoping Meetings The meetings have been scheduled for: 1. Wednesday, March 16, 2011: Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola, FL. This is across the street from the Escambia County Health Department at 1295 West Fairfield Drive in Pensacola, FL. 2. Thursday, March 17, 2011: Bay County Government Center, County Commissioner Chambers, 840 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL. 3. Monday, March 21, 2011: The Donald Snyder Community Center, Main Floor, 2520 Pass Rd., Biloxi, MS. 4. Tuesday, March 22, 2011: Belle Chasse Public Library, 8442 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA. 5. Wednesday, March 23, 2011: Five Rivers—Alabama’s Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL. 6. Thursday, March 24, 2011: HoumaTerrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma, LA. 7. Monday, March 28, 2011: The Grand Isle Community Center, 3811 Highway 1, Grand Isle, LA. 8. Tuesday, March 29, 2011: Holiday Inn, 520 Roderick St., Morgan City, LA. 9. Wednesday, March 30, 2011: Port Arthur Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, TX. 10. Thursday, March 31, 2011: Texas A & M at Galveston Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, Seawolf Parkway, Bldg. 3029, Galveston, TX. 11. Monday, April 4, 2011: U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Hoover Bldg. Auditorium, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce is the lead agency for the preparation of the PEIS on behalf of United States Department of the Interior (on behalf of the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs) (‘‘DOI’’); the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, for the State of Louisiana; the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, for the State of Mississippi; the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Geological Survey of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Mar 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Alabama, for the State of Alabama; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for the State of Florida; and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas General Land Office, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, for the State of Texas. The notice of intent to begin restoration scoping and prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement published at 76 FR 9327, February 17, 2011. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA under 40 CFR Chapter V applies to restoration actions by Federal trustees. The Federal and state Trustees will be developing a PEIS to help guide restoration actions associated with the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) for the Oil Spill. The PEIS will assess the environmental, social, and economic attributes of the affected environment and the potential consequences of alternative actions to restore, rehabilitate, replace, or acquire the equivalent of natural resources and services potentially injured by the spill. A PEIS may generally be prepared to evaluate actions that encompass a large geographic scale. Tiered analyses considering particular restoration actions may be required in the future as specific plans for implementing particular alternatives are established. The purpose of the scoping process is to identify the concerns of the affected public and for the Federal agencies, states, and Indian tribes to involve the public early in the decision making process, facilitate an efficient PEIS preparation process, define the issues and alternatives that will be examined in detail, and save time by ensuring that draft documents adequately address relevant issues. The scoping process reduces paperwork and delay by ensuring that important issues are addressed early. Following the scoping process, the Trustees will prepare a draft PEIS, at which time the public will be encouraged to comment on the document. Similar to the scoping process, public comment meetings will be held at that time to gather oral and written public input on the draft PEIS. In compliance with 15 CFR 990.45, the Trustees will prepare an Administrative Record (AR). The AR will include documents that the Trustees relied on during the development of the PEIS. After preparation, the Record will be on file at the NOAA Restoration Center in Silver Spring, MD, and duplicate copies will be maintained at the following Web PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11427 site: https://www.darrp.noaa.gov/. The specific web page will be provided in the next public notice. The draft PEIS document is intended to be released for public comment by Fall/Winter, 2011. Specific dates and times for future events will be publicized when scheduled. Dated: February 23, 2011. Patricia A. Montanio, Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–4540 Filed 3–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations and Notice of Meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for nominations to the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: This notice requests nominations of qualified individuals for the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and advises the public of an upcoming meeting of the NCADAC, pending final approval of its members. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations received will be evaluated and, if appropriate to the overall composition of the committee, accepted. The NCADAC will meet on April 4, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 6, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. DATES: Nominations Deadline: Nominations must be received by March 16, 2011. Public Comment Deadline: Public comments must be received by the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO) by 12 p.m. on March 31, 2011, to provide sufficient time for distribution to the members prior to the meeting. Written comments received after 12 p.m. on March 31, 2011, will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. NCADAC Meeting Date, Time and Location: The NCADAC will meet April 4–6, 2011, at the following times: April 4, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 6, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The location will be in the metro SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-4540]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA222


Gulf Spill Restoration Planning; Public Scoping Meetings for the 
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Deepwater Horizon 
Oil Spill

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; public scoping meetings.

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SUMMARY: In a February 17, 2011, Federal Register notice, the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced in a notice of intent that it, on 
behalf of the Trustee Council, will begin restoration scoping and 
preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for 
the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that began on April 20, 2010, 
Mississippi Canyon Block 252 (``the Oil Spill''). The notice announced 
NOAA's intent to hold public scoping meetings in eleven (11) locations 
in the five Gulf of Mexico States and in Washington, DC, but it did not 
include meeting details. The meeting details for these locations are 
available now.
    The purpose of the Gulf Spill Restoration Planning PEIS is to 
identify restoration types and establish a programmatic framework and 
procedures that will enable the Trustees to expedite the selection and 
implementation of restoration projects to compensate the public and the 
environment for loss of natural resources and services from the Oil 
Spill.

DATES: All public scoping meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. (local time) 
and doors will open at 6:30 p.m., except in Grand Isle, Houma, and 
Morgan City, Louisiana, which will start at 6:30 p.m. and open doors at 
5:30 p.m. For scoping meetings dates and locations see Scoping Meetings 
under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES: Written scoping comments on suggested restoration types 
should be sent to: NOAA Restoration Center, Attn: DWH PEIS Comments, 
263 13th Avenue South, Suite 166, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Electronic 
comments are strongly encouraged, and can be submitted to https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov. All written comments must be 
received by the close of the scoping process to be considered. Scoping 
will close 90 days after the February 17, 2011 NOI, on Tuesday, May 18, 
2011. A public announcement will be provided in a future Federal 
Register document to remind the public at the end of the scoping 
period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

NOAA--Brian Hostetter at 888.547.0174 or by e-mail at 
gulfspillcomments@noaa.gov;
DOI--Robin Renn by e-mail at Robin_Renn@fws.gov;
AL-- Will Gunter by e-mail at William.Gunter@dcnr.alabama.gov;
FL--Lee Edminston or Gil McRae by e-mail at 
Lee.Edminston@dep.state.fl.us or Gil.McRae@myfwc.com;
LA--Karolien Debusschere by e-mail at karolien.debusschere@la.gov;
MS--Richard Harrell by e-mail at Richard_Harrell@deq.state.ms.us;
TX--Don Pitts by e-mail at Don.Pitts@tpwd.state.tx.us.

    To be added to the Oil Spill PEIS mailing list, please visit: 
www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scoping Meetings

    The meetings have been scheduled for:
    1. Wednesday, March 16, 2011: Escambia County Central Office 
Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola, FL. This is across the street 
from the Escambia County Health Department at 1295 West Fairfield Drive 
in Pensacola, FL.
    2. Thursday, March 17, 2011: Bay County Government Center, County 
Commissioner Chambers, 840 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL.
    3. Monday, March 21, 2011: The Donald Snyder Community Center, Main 
Floor, 2520 Pass Rd., Biloxi, MS.
    4. Tuesday, March 22, 2011: Belle Chasse Public Library, 8442 
Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA.
    5. Wednesday, March 23, 2011: Five Rivers--Alabama's Delta Resource 
Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL.
    6. Thursday, March 24, 2011: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 
Civic Center Blvd., Houma, LA.
    7. Monday, March 28, 2011: The Grand Isle Community Center, 3811 
Highway 1, Grand Isle, LA.
    8. Tuesday, March 29, 2011: Holiday Inn, 520 Roderick St., Morgan 
City, LA.
    9. Wednesday, March 30, 2011: Port Arthur Civic Center, 3401 
Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, TX.
    10. Thursday, March 31, 2011: Texas A & M at Galveston Ocean and 
Coastal Studies Building, Seawolf Parkway, Bldg. 3029, Galveston, TX.
    11. Monday, April 4, 2011: U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert 
Hoover Bldg. Auditorium, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC.
    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce is the 
lead agency for the preparation of the PEIS on behalf of United States 
Department of the Interior (on behalf of the Fish and Wildlife Service, 
the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau 
of Indian Affairs) (``DOI''); the Louisiana Coastal Protection and 
Restoration Authority, the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, 
the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Louisiana 
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Louisiana Department of 
Natural Resources, for the State of Louisiana; the Mississippi 
Department of Environmental Quality, for the State of Mississippi; the 
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the 
Geological Survey of Alabama, for the State of Alabama; the Florida 
Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and 
Wildlife Conservation Commission for the State of Florida; and the 
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas General Land Office, and the 
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, for the State of Texas. The 
notice of intent to begin restoration scoping and prepare a 
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement published at 76 FR 9327, 
February 17, 2011.
    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq., and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing 
NEPA under 40 CFR Chapter V applies to restoration actions by Federal 
trustees. The Federal and state Trustees will be developing a PEIS to 
help guide restoration actions associated with the Natural Resource 
Damage Assessment (NRDA) for the Oil Spill. The PEIS will assess the 
environmental, social, and economic attributes of the affected 
environment and the potential consequences of alternative actions to 
restore, rehabilitate, replace, or acquire the equivalent of natural 
resources and services potentially injured by the spill. A PEIS may 
generally be prepared to evaluate actions that encompass a large 
geographic scale. Tiered analyses considering particular restoration 
actions may be required in the future as specific plans for 
implementing particular alternatives are established.
    The purpose of the scoping process is to identify the concerns of 
the affected public and for the Federal agencies, states, and Indian 
tribes to involve the public early in the decision making process, 
facilitate an efficient PEIS preparation process, define the issues and 
alternatives that will be examined in detail, and save time by ensuring 
that draft documents adequately address relevant issues. The scoping 
process reduces paperwork and delay by ensuring that important issues 
are addressed early. Following the scoping process, the Trustees will 
prepare a draft PEIS, at which time the public will be encouraged to 
comment on the document. Similar to the scoping process, public comment 
meetings will be held at that time to gather oral and written public 
input on the draft PEIS.
    In compliance with 15 CFR 990.45, the Trustees will prepare an 
Administrative Record (AR). The AR will include documents that the 
Trustees relied on during the development of the PEIS. After 
preparation, the Record will be on file at the NOAA Restoration Center 
in Silver Spring, MD, and duplicate copies will be maintained at the 
following Web site: https://www.darrp.noaa.gov/. The specific web page 
will be provided in the next public notice.
    The draft PEIS document is intended to be released for public 
comment by Fall/Winter, 2011. Specific dates and times for future 
events will be publicized when scheduled.

    Dated: February 23, 2011.
Patricia A. Montanio,
Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
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