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Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 147 / Tuesday, July 31, 2012 / Proposed Rules months of age or younger, the use and abuse tests set forth under the Commission’s regulations at 16 CFR 1500.50 and 16 CFR 1500.51 (excluding the bite test of 1500.51(c)), will be used to evaluate accessibility of phthalatecontaining component parts of a children’s toy or child care article as a result of normal and reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of the product. (f) For children’s toys or child care articles intended for children that are over 18 months, but not over 36 months of age, the use and abuse tests set forth under the Commission’s regulations at 16 CFR 1500.50 and 16 CFR 1500.52 (excluding the bite test of 1500.52(c)), will be used to evaluate accessibility of phthalate-containing component parts of a children’s toy or child care article as a result of normal and reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of the product. (g) For children’s toys intended for children that are over 36 months, but not over 96 months of age, the use and abuse tests set forth under the Commission’s regulations at 16 CFR 1500.50 and 16 CFR 1500.53 (excluding the bite test of 1500.53(c)), will be used to evaluate accessibility of phthalatecontaining component parts of a children’s toy as a result of normal and reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of the product. (h) For children’s toys intended for children over 96 months through 12 years of age, the use and abuse tests set forth under the Commission’s regulations at 16 CFR 1500.50 and 16 CFR 1500.53 (excluding the bite test of 1500.53(c)) intended for children aged 37–96 months will be used to evaluate accessibility of phthalate-containing component parts of a children’s toy as a result of normal and reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of the product. (i) Because the Commission proposes to adopt the same guidance with respect to inaccessibility for phthalates that was adopted by the Commission with regard to inaccessibility of lead, paint, coatings, and electroplating may not be considered a barrier that would render phthalate-containing component parts of toys and child care articles inaccessible. A children’s toy or child care article that is or contains a phthalate-containing part that is enclosed, encased, or covered by fabric and passes the appropriate use and abuse tests on such covers, is considered inaccessible to a child, unless the product or part of the product, in one dimension, is smaller than 5 centimeters. However, vinyl (or other plasticized material) covered VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:27 Jul 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 mattresses/sleep surfaces which contain phthalates that are designed or intended by the manufacturer to facilitate sleep of children age 3 and younger, are considered accessible and would not be considered inaccessible through the use of fabric coverings, including sheets and mattress pads. (j) The intentional disassembly or destruction of products by children older than age 8 years, by means or knowledge not generally available to younger children, including use of tools, will not be considered in evaluating products for accessibility of phthalatecontaining components. Dated: July 26, 2012. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–18620 Filed 7–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 226 Establishment of the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: On June 18, 2012, the Department published a notice of intent to establish the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee will develop specific recommendations to address future management and administration of the Osage Mineral Estate, including potential revisions to the regulations governing leasing of Osage Reservation lands for oil and gas mining at 25 CFR part 226. This notice establishes the Committee, and announces a public meeting of the Committee. DATES: Meeting: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Central Time). SUMMARY: The meetings will be held at the Osage Mineral Council, 813 Grandview Avenue, Pawhuska, OK 74056. ADDRESSES: Mr. Robert Impson, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Telephone: (918) 781–4600; Fax: (918) 781–4604, or Email: robert.impson@bia.gov. Include the words Osage Negotiated Rulemaking in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 45301 On October 14, 2011, the United States and the Osage Nation (formerly known as the Osage Tribe) signed a Settlement Agreement to resolve litigation regarding alleged mismanagement of the Osage Nation’s oil and gas mineral estate, among other claims. As part of the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed that it would be mutually beneficial ‘‘to address means of improving the trust management of the Osage Mineral Estate, the Osage Tribal Trust Account, and Other Osage Accounts.’’ Settlement Agreement, Paragraph 1.i. The parties agreed that a review and revision of the existing regulations is warranted to better assist the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. The parties agreed to engage in a negotiated rulemaking for this purpose. Settlement Agreement, Paragraph 9.b. After the Committee submits its report, BIA will develop a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register. Public Comments: Public comments were submitted nominating members of the Osage Minerals Council who were not named or were named as alternates in the June 18, 2012, Federal Register Notice. These comments generally expressed concern that some elected members of the Osage Minerals Council were not being allowed to participate on the Committee. The Department understands that the Osage Minerals Council, which is the governing body of the Osage Mineral Estate, voted on the members who would sit on the Committee in order of preference; therefore, the interests of all Council members will be represented by the members voted to serve on the Committee by the Osage Minerals Council. Additionally, alternates will serve on the Committee as an official member when a Committee member is absent. Nominations were also received naming individual Osage Headright holders. The Department believes that as members who vote for the Osage Minerals Council, the interests of each of these individuals will be adequately represented by those members voted to serve on the Committee, each of whom is an elected member of the Osage Minerals Council and empowered to make decisions regarding the Osage Minerals Estate. Public comments were also received nominating non-Osage Headright holders due to concerns that the Osage Minerals Council does not have the best interests of shareholders in mind. Because all shareholders receive the same benefit per headright interest, however, the Department believes that the Osage members of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\31JYP1.SGM 31JYP1 45302 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 147 / Tuesday, July 31, 2012 / Proposed Rules Committee, each of whom are also shareholders, will adequately represent the interest of all shareholders. It is relevant to note that all of the individuals who are not appointed to the Committee will have an opportunity to participate in the negotiated rulemaking by attending Committee meetings, submitting information and speaking at Committee meetings during the public comment sessions. Some of the comments nominating the various individuals also raised issues with the Osage Constitution and role of the BIA in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. These issues are not relevant to the nomination and appointment of members to the Committee. In any event, the Osage Nation operates pursuant to a duly enacted Constitution dated March 11, 1996. Additionally, the goal of the negotiated rulemaking is to provide recommendations to improve BIA’s management and administration of the Osage Mineral Estate. Certification and Establishment of Committee: Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 USC Appendix 2), and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, the Department of the Interior is announcing the establishment of the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. The Committee will report to the Secretary of the Interior through the Designated Federal Officer. The Bureau of Indian Affairs will provide administrative and logistical support to the Committee. The members are those individuals identified in the Notice of Intent published on June 18, 2012. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Meeting Agenda: At the first meeting, the Commission will be receiving informational briefings, discussing its goals and procedures, developing a meeting schedule and work plan, and reviewing the existing regulations and topics required to be included in the negotiated rulemaking pursuant to the Settlement Agreement. The public will be able to make comments on Tuesday, August 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 22, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The final agenda will be posted on www.bia.gov/ osageregneg prior to the meeting. Public Input: Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to 13:27 Jul 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: July 26, 2012. Ken Salazar, Secretary, Department of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2012–18674 Filed 7–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–02–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2012–0388; FRL–9705–9] Public Meeting Information VerDate Mar<15>2010 submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting. Individuals or groups requesting to make comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. Interested parties should contact Mr. Robert Impson, Designated Federal Officer, in writing (preferably via email), by August 17, 2012 (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business August 17, 2012. The meeting location is open to the public, and current, government-issued, photo ID is required to enter. Space is limited, so all interested in attending should preregister. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Mr. Robert Impson via email at robert.impson@bia.gov or by phone at (918) 781–4600. Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the establishment of the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is necessary, is in the public interest and is established under the authority of the Secretary of the Interior. Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) on August 31, 2011. These revisions pertaining to West Virginia’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program incorporate preconstruction permitting regulations for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) into the West Virginia SIP. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 147 (Tuesday, July 31, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 45301-45302]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18674]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Part 226


Establishment of the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: On June 18, 2012, the Department published a notice of intent 
to establish the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The 
Committee will develop specific recommendations to address future 
management and administration of the Osage Mineral Estate, including 
potential revisions to the regulations governing leasing of Osage 
Reservation lands for oil and gas mining at 25 CFR part 226. This 
notice establishes the Committee, and announces a public meeting of the 
Committee.

DATES: Meeting: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
and Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Central 
Time).

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Osage Mineral Council, 813 
Grandview Avenue, Pawhuska, OK 74056.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Impson, Designated Federal 
Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Telephone: (918) 781-4600; Fax: 
(918) 781-4604, or Email: robert.impson@bia.gov. Include the words 
Osage Negotiated Rulemaking in the subject line.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 14, 2011, the United States and 
the Osage Nation (formerly known as the Osage Tribe) signed a 
Settlement Agreement to resolve litigation regarding alleged 
mismanagement of the Osage Nation's oil and gas mineral estate, among 
other claims. As part of the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed 
that it would be mutually beneficial ``to address means of improving 
the trust management of the Osage Mineral Estate, the Osage Tribal 
Trust Account, and Other Osage Accounts.'' Settlement Agreement, 
Paragraph 1.i. The parties agreed that a review and revision of the 
existing regulations is warranted to better assist the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. The parties agreed 
to engage in a negotiated rulemaking for this purpose. Settlement 
Agreement, Paragraph 9.b. After the Committee submits its report, BIA 
will develop a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register.
    Public Comments: Public comments were submitted nominating members 
of the Osage Minerals Council who were not named or were named as 
alternates in the June 18, 2012, Federal Register Notice. These 
comments generally expressed concern that some elected members of the 
Osage Minerals Council were not being allowed to participate on the 
Committee. The Department understands that the Osage Minerals Council, 
which is the governing body of the Osage Mineral Estate, voted on the 
members who would sit on the Committee in order of preference; 
therefore, the interests of all Council members will be represented by 
the members voted to serve on the Committee by the Osage Minerals 
Council. Additionally, alternates will serve on the Committee as an 
official member when a Committee member is absent. Nominations were 
also received naming individual Osage Headright holders. The Department 
believes that as members who vote for the Osage Minerals Council, the 
interests of each of these individuals will be adequately represented 
by those members voted to serve on the Committee, each of whom is an 
elected member of the Osage Minerals Council and empowered to make 
decisions regarding the Osage Minerals Estate. Public comments were 
also received nominating non-Osage Headright holders due to concerns 
that the Osage Minerals Council does not have the best interests of 
shareholders in mind. Because all shareholders receive the same benefit 
per headright interest, however, the Department believes that the Osage 
members of the

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Committee, each of whom are also shareholders, will adequately 
represent the interest of all shareholders. It is relevant to note that 
all of the individuals who are not appointed to the Committee will have 
an opportunity to participate in the negotiated rulemaking by attending 
Committee meetings, submitting information and speaking at Committee 
meetings during the public comment sessions. Some of the comments 
nominating the various individuals also raised issues with the Osage 
Constitution and role of the BIA in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. 
These issues are not relevant to the nomination and appointment of 
members to the Committee. In any event, the Osage Nation operates 
pursuant to a duly enacted Constitution dated March 11, 1996. 
Additionally, the goal of the negotiated rulemaking is to provide 
recommendations to improve BIA's management and administration of the 
Osage Mineral Estate.
    Certification and Establishment of Committee: Therefore, in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), as amended (5 USC Appendix 2), and with the concurrence of the 
General Services Administration, the Department of the Interior is 
announcing the establishment of the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking 
Committee. The Committee will report to the Secretary of the Interior 
through the Designated Federal Officer. The Bureau of Indian Affairs 
will provide administrative and logistical support to the Committee. 
The members are those individuals identified in the Notice of Intent 
published on June 18, 2012.

Public Meeting Information

    Meeting Agenda: At the first meeting, the Commission will be 
receiving informational briefings, discussing its goals and procedures, 
developing a meeting schedule and work plan, and reviewing the existing 
regulations and topics required to be included in the negotiated 
rulemaking pursuant to the Settlement Agreement. The public will be 
able to make comments on Tuesday, August 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 
p.m.; and Wednesday, August 22, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 
final agenda will be posted on www.bia.gov/osageregneg prior to the 
meeting.
    Public Input: Interested members of the public may present, either 
orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to 
consider during the public meeting. Speakers who wish to expand their 
oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be 
accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit 
their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting.
    Individuals or groups requesting to make comments at the public 
Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. Interested 
parties should contact Mr. Robert Impson, Designated Federal Officer, 
in writing (preferably via email), by August 17, 2012 (See FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this 
meeting.
    In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of 
business August 17, 2012. The meeting location is open to the public, 
and current, government-issued, photo ID is required to enter. Space is 
limited, so all interested in attending should pre-register. Please 
submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to 
Mr. Robert Impson via email at robert.impson@bia.gov or by phone at 
(918) 781-4600.
    Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the establishment of 
the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is necessary, is in the 
public interest and is established under the authority of the Secretary 
of the Interior.

    Dated: July 26, 2012.
Ken Salazar,
Secretary, Department of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2012-18674 Filed 7-30-12; 8:45 am]
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