Sunshine Act Notice, 66893-66894 [2013-26777]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2013 / Notices the Federal Register on July 13, 2012, (77 FR 41363–41364, Docket No. APHIS–2012–0028), APHIS announced the availability of the BASF petition for public comment. APHIS solicited comments on the petition for 60 days ending on September 11, 2012, in order to help identify potential environmental and interrelated economic issues and impacts that APHIS may determine should be considered in our evaluation of the petition. APHIS received 75 comments on the petition. Several of these comments included electronic attachments consisting of a consolidated document of many identical or nearly identical letters, for a total of 4,676 comments. Issues raised during the comment period include the nature of agronomic inputs, such as fertilizer and pesticide applications, associated with this new trait; effects of herbicide use, including potential impacts to plants from offtarget herbicide drift, management of herbicide-resistant weeds, and human health considerations from exposure to herbicides; and domestic and international economic impacts associated with the development and marketing of a new herbicide-resistant product. APHIS has evaluated the issues raised during the comment period and, where appropriate, has provided a discussion of these issues in our environmental assessment (EA). After public comments are received on a completed petition, APHIS evaluates those comments and then provides a second opportunity for public involvement in our decisionmaking process. According to our public review process (see footnote 1), the second opportunity for public involvement follows one of two approaches, as described below. If APHIS decides, based on its review of the petition and its evaluation and analysis of comments received during the 60-day public comment period on the petition, that the petition involves a GE organism that raises no substantive new issues, APHIS will follow Approach 1 for public involvement. Under Approach 1, APHIS announces in the Federal Register the availability of APHIS’ preliminary regulatory determination along with its EA, preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI), and its plant pest risk assessment (PPRA) for a 30-day public review period. APHIS will evaluate any information received related to the petition and its supporting documents during the 30-day public review period. www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS2012-0028. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 Alternatively, if APHIS decides, based on its review of the petition and its evaluation and analysis of comments received during the 60-day public comment period on the petition, that the petition involves a GE organism that raises substantive new issues, APHIS will follow Approach 2. Under Approach 2, APHIS first solicits written comments from the public on a draft EA and PPRA for a 30-day comment period through the publication of a Federal Register notice. Then, after reviewing and evaluating the comments on the draft EA and PPRA and other information, APHIS will revise the PPRA as necessary and prepare a final EA and, based on the final EA, a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) decision document (either a FONSI or a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement). For this petition, we are using Approach 2. APHIS has prepared a PPRA to determine if soybean event BPS– CV127–9 is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk. In section 403 of the Plant Protection Act, ‘‘plant pest’’ is defined as any living stage of any of the following that can directly or indirectly injure, cause damage to, or cause disease in any plant or plant product: A protozoan, a nonhuman animal, a parasitic plant, a bacterium, a fungus, a virus or viroid, an infectious agent or other pathogen, or any article similar to or allied with any of the foregoing. APHIS has also prepared a draft EA in which we present two alternatives based on our analysis of data submitted by BASF, a review of other scientific data, field tests conducted under APHIS oversight, and comments received on the petition. APHIS is considering the following alternatives: (1) Take no action, i.e., APHIS would not change the regulatory status of soybean event BPS– CV127–9 and it would continue to be a regulated article, or (2) make a determination of nonregulated status of soybean event BPS–CV127–9. The EA was prepared in accordance with (1) NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). In accordance with our process for soliciting public input when considering petitions for determinations of nonregulated status for GE organisms, we are publishing this notice to inform the public that APHIS will accept written comments on our PPRA and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66893 draft EA regarding the petition for a determination of nonregulated status from interested or affected persons for a period of 30 days from the date of this notice. Copies of the PPRA and draft EA, as well as the previously published petition, are available as indicated in the ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT sections of this notice. As indicated previously, after the comment period closes, APHIS will review all written comments received during the comment period and any other relevant information. After reviewing and evaluating the comments on the draft EA and PPRA and other information, APHIS will revise the PPRA as necessary and prepare a final EA. Based on the final EA, APHIS will prepare a NEPA decision document (either a FONSI or a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement). If a FONSI is reached, APHIS will furnish a response to the petitioner, either approving or denying the petition. APHIS will also publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing the regulatory status of the GE organism and the availability of APHIS’ final EA, PPRA, FONSI, and our regulatory determination. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 1st day of November 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–26701 Filed 11–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Notice United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of Business Meeting. AGENCY: Friday, November 15, 2013; 9:30 a.m. EST. PLACE: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425. DATE AND TIME: Meeting Agenda I. Approval of Agenda II. Office of General Counsel Ethics Training: Expiration of Appointments and Applicable Ethics Rules III. Program Planning • Review and Vote on the Proposed Eminent Domain Findings & Recommendations • Discussion and Vote on the ‘‘Civil E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 66894 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2013 / Notices Rights Effects of Regulatory and Other Barriers to Small Businesses’’ • Update on Status of the ‘‘Civil Rights Implications of Eminent Domain Abuse’’ report • Update on Status of the ‘‘Assessing the Impact of Criminal Background Checks and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Conviction Records Policy’’ report • Discussion and Vote on the 2014 Statutory Enforcement Report topic • Discussion and Vote to schedule two briefings for 2014: the Statutory Enforcement Report Topic and the ‘‘Enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act Online’’ • Results of the telephonic vote held on July 21, 2013 re: the Findings and Recommendations for the 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report • Proposals for the Commemoration of the 13th and 14th Amendments • Consideration of the inquiry letter to the Department of Defense on behalf of Sikh military members IV. Management and Operations • Staff Director’s Report V. Adjourn Meeting FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: Contact Person for Further Information: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit (202) 376–8591. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pamela Dunston at (202) 376–8105 or at signlanguage@usccr.gov at least seven business days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Dated: November 4, 2013. David Mussatt, Acting RPCU Chief. [FR Doc. 2013–26777 Filed 11–5–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [10/18/2013 through 10/31/2013] Date accepted for investigation Firm name Firm address Futura Industries Corporation ........ Freeport Center Bldg H–11, Clearfield, UT 84016. 14041 Rosecrans Avenue, La Mirada, CT 90638. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Iffel International, Inc. ..................... 10/29/2013 10/29/2013 Product(s) The firm is a manufacturer of extruded aluminum framing systems. The firm is a full service marketing firm. Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: October 31, 2013. Michael DeVillo, Eligibility Examiner. Frances Veith or Katie Marksberry, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; [FR Doc. 2013–26685 Filed 11–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 International Trade Administration [A–570–998, C–570–999] Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy of the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Petitions: 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane From the People’s Republic of China Enforcement & Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce DATES: Effective Date: November 7, 2013. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 telephone: (202) 482–4295 or (202) 482– 7906, respectively. Extension of Initiation of Investigations The Petitions On October 22, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) received an antidumping duty and countervailing duty petition filed by Mexichem Fluor, Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’) on behalf of the domestic industry producing 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane.1 Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions Sections 702(b)(1) and 732(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), require that a petition be filed by or on behalf of the domestic industry. Sections 702(c)(4)(A) and 732(c)(4)(A) of the Act provide that the Department’s industry support determination be based on whether a minimum 1 See Antidumping Duty Petition on 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane from the People’s Republic of China (October 22, 2013) (Petition). E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66893-66894]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26777]


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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Sunshine Act Notice

AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Notice of Business Meeting.

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Date and Time: Friday, November 15, 2013; 9:30 a.m. EST.

Place: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425.

Meeting Agenda

I. Approval of Agenda
II. Office of General Counsel Ethics Training: Expiration of 
Appointments and Applicable Ethics Rules
III. Program Planning
     Review and Vote on the Proposed Eminent Domain Findings & 
Recommendations
     Discussion and Vote on the ``Civil

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Rights Effects of Regulatory and Other Barriers to Small Businesses''
     Update on Status of the ``Civil Rights Implications of 
Eminent Domain Abuse'' report
     Update on Status of the ``Assessing the Impact of Criminal 
Background Checks and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's 
Conviction Records Policy'' report
     Discussion and Vote on the 2014 Statutory Enforcement 
Report topic
     Discussion and Vote to schedule two briefings for 2014: 
the Statutory Enforcement Report Topic and the ``Enforcing the 
Americans with Disabilities Act Online''
     Results of the telephonic vote held on July 21, 2013 re: 
the Findings and Recommendations for the 2013 Statutory Enforcement 
Report
     Proposals for the Commemoration of the 13th and 14th 
Amendments
     Consideration of the inquiry letter to the Department of 
Defense on behalf of Sikh military members
IV. Management and Operations
     Staff Director's Report
V. Adjourn Meeting

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Person for Further 
Information:
    Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit (202) 376-8591.
    Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require 
the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pamela 
Dunston at (202) 376-8105 or at signlanguage@usccr.gov at least seven 
business days before the scheduled date of the meeting.

    Dated: November 4, 2013.
David Mussatt,
Acting RPCU Chief.
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