Notice of Public Meeting
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet September 24, 2012.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Positive Law Codification of Title 41
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to conform references throughout the FAR to the new Positive Law Codification of Title 41, United States Code, ``Public Contracts.''
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Montana; State Implementation Plan and Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promulgating a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address regional haze in the State of Montana. EPA developed this FIP in response to the State's decision in 2006 to not submit a regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The FIP satisfies requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') that require states, or EPA in promulgating a FIP, to assure reasonable progress towards the national goal of preventing any future and remedying any existing man-made impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas. In addition, EPA is approving one of the revisions to the Montana SIP submitted by the State of Montana through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality on February 17, 2012, specifically, the revision to the Montana Visibility Plan that includes amendments to the ``Smoke Management'' section, which adds a reference to Best Available Control Technology (BACT) as the visibility control measure for open burning as currently administered through the State's air quality permit program. This change was made to meet the requirements of the Regional Haze Rule. EPA will act on the remaining February 17, 2012 revisions in the State's submittal in a future action.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for 23 Species on Oahu and Designation of Critical Habitat for 124 Species
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), list 23 species on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also designate 42,804 acres (17,322 hectares) as critical habitat. This designation includes critical habitat for these 23 species, 2 plant species that are already listed as endangered, and revised critical habitat for 99 plant species that are already listed as endangered or threatened. In this final rule we are also recognizing taxonomic revision of the scientific names of nine plant species and revising the List of Endangered and Threatened Plants accordingly. This final rule will implement the Federal protections provided by the Act.