FY2014 Supplemental Funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grantees, 15334-15335 [2014-06048]

Download as PDF 15334 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices an Antimicrobial Pesticide Product Using a Brush and Roller for Indoor Surface Painting c. AEATF Protocol: Determination of Removal Efficiency of 1,2Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one (BIT) from Hand Surfaces Using an Isopropyl Alcohol/Water Wipe and Wash Procedure d. Laboratory Evaluation of Bite Protection from Repellent Impregnated Clothing for the United States Military e. Background presentation on the Repellency Awareness Graphic and possible implications for the HSRB f. Report from the HSRB Work Group of the Return of Individual Research Results 2. Meeting minutes and reports. Minutes of the meeting, summarizing the matters discussed and recommendations, if any, made by the advisory committee regarding such matters, will be released within 90 calendar days of the meeting. Such minutes will be available at http:// www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/ and http:// www.regulations.gov. In addition, information regarding the Board’s final meeting report, will be found at http:// www.epa.gov/osa/hsrb/ or from the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: March 10, 2014. Glenn Paulson, Science Advisor. section 104(k)(3) grants are not eligible to apply for these funds. EPA will consider awarding supplemental funding only to RLF grantees who have demonstrated an ability to deliver programmatic results by making at least one loan or subgrant. The award of these funds is based on the criteria described at CERCLA 104(k)(4)(A)(ii). The Agency is now accepting requests for supplemental funding from RLF grantees. Requests for funding must be submitted to the appropriate EPA Regional Brownfields Coordinator (listed below) by April 18, 2014. Funding requests for hazardous substances and/or petroleum funding will be accepted. Specific information on submitting a request for RLF supplemental funding is described below and additional information may be obtained by contacting the EPA Regional Brownfields Coordinator. DATES: This action is effective March 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: A request for supplemental funding must be in the form of a letter addressed to the appropriate Regional Brownfields Coordinator (see listing below) with a copy to Megan Quinn, Quinn.Megan@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Quinn, U.S. EPA, (202) 566–2773 or the appropriate Brownfields Regional Coordinator. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2014–05908 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] Background BILLING CODE 6560–50–P The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act added section 104(k) to CERCLA to authorize federal financial assistance for brownfields revitalization, including grants for assessment, cleanup and job training. Section 104(k) includes a provision for EPA to, among other things, award grants to eligible entities to capitalize Revolving Loan Funds and to provide loans and subgrants for brownfields cleanup. Section 104(k)(4)(A)(ii) authorizes EPA to make additional grant funds available to RLF grantees for any year after the year for which the initial grant is made (noncompetitive RLF supplemental funding) taking into consideration: (I) the number of sites and number of communities that are addressed by the revolving loan fund; (II) the demand for funding by eligible entities that have not previously received a grant under this subsection; (III) the demonstrated ability of the eligible entity to use the revolving loan fund to enhance remediation and provide funds on a continuing basis; and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9908–32–OSWER] FY2014 Supplemental Funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grantees Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of the availability of funds. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) plans to make available approximately $6 million to provide supplemental funds to Revolving Loan Fund capitalization grants previously awarded competitively under section 104(k)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) pilots awarded under section 104(d)(1) of CERCLA that have not transitioned to sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (IV) such other similar factors as the [Agency] considers appropriate to carry out this subsection. Eligibility In order to be considered for supplemental funding, grantees must demonstrate that they have expended existing funds and that they have a clear plan for quickly expending requested additional funds. Grantees must demonstrate that they have made at least one loan or subgrant prior to applying for this supplemental funding and have significantly depleted existing available funds. For FY2014, EPA defines ‘‘significantly depleted funds’’ as any grant where $400,000 or less remains uncommitted. Additionally, the RLF recipient must have demonstrated a need for supplemental funding based on, among other factors, the number of sites that will be addressed; demonstrated the ability to make loans and subgrants for cleanups that can be started and completed expeditiously (i.e., ‘‘shovel-ready’’ projects) and will lead to redevelopment; demonstrated the existence of additional leveraged funds to complete the project in a timely manner and move quickly from cleanup to redevelopment, including the use of tax incentives such as new market tax credits, direct funding or other resources to advance the project to completion; demonstrated the ability to administer and revolve the capitalization funding in the RLF grant; demonstrated an ability to use the RLF grant to address funding gaps for cleanup; and demonstrated that they have provided a community benefit from past and potential loan(s) and/or subgrant(s). Special consideration may be given to those communities affected by plant closures or other economic disruptions. Special consideration may also be given to those grantees that can demonstrate projects that have a clear prospect of aiding the in-sourcing of manufacturing capacity and keeping and/or adding jobs, or otherwise creating jobs, in the affected area. EPA encourages innovative approaches to maximizing revolving and leveraging with other funds, including use of grants funds as a loan loss guarantee, combining with other government or private sector lending resources. Applicants for supplemental funding must contact the appropriate Regional Brownfields Coordinator below to obtain information on the format for supplemental funding applications for their region. When requesting supplemental funding, applicants must specify whether they are seeking funding for sites contaminated by hazardous substances or petroleum. E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices 15335 Applicants may request both types of funding. REGIONAL CONTACTS Region States Address/phone number/email EPA Region 1, Frank Gardner, Gardner.Frank@epa.gov CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT .... EPA Region 2, Lya Theodoratos, Theodoratos.Lya@ epa.gov. EPA Region 3, Tom Stolle, Stolle.Tom@epa.gov ............ NJ, NY, PR, VI ................... DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV EPA Region 4, Wanda Jennings, Jennings.Wanda@ epa.gov. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN. EPA Region 5, Keary Cragan, Cragan.Keary@epa.gov .. IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI ....... EPA Region 6, Mary Kemp, Kemp.Mary@epa.gov ......... AR, LA, NM, OK, TX .......... EPA Region 7, Susan Klein, Klein.Susan@epa.gov ........ IA, KS, MO, NE .................. EPA Region 8, Dan Heffernan, Heffernan.Daniel@ epa.gov. EPA Region 9, Noemi Emeric-Ford, EmericFord.Noemi@epa.gov. EPA Region 10, Susan Morales, Morales.Susan@ epa.gov. CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109–3912, Phone (617) 918–1278, Fax (617) 918–1291. 290 Broadway, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Phone (212) 637–3260, Fax (212) 637–3083. 1650 Arch Street, Mail Code 3HS51, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, Phone (215) 814–3129, Fax (215) 814–5518. Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street SW., 10TH FL , Atlanta, GA 30303–8960, Phone (404) 562– 8682, Fax (404) 562–8439. 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Mail Code SE–4J, Chicago, Illinois 60604–3507, Phone (312) 353–5669, Fax (312) 886–7190. 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200 (6SF–PB), Dallas, Texas 75202–2733, Phone (214) 665–8358, Fax (214) 665–6660. 11201 Renner Blvd, Lenexa, Kansas 66219, Phone (913) 551–7786, Fax (913) 551–8688. 1595 Wynkoop Street (EPR–B), Denver, CO 80202– 1129, Phone (303) 312–7074, Fax (303) 312–6065. 75 Hawthorne Street, WST–8, San Francisco, CA 94105, Phone (213) 244–1821, Fax (415) 972–3364. 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Mailstop: ECL–112 Seattle, WA 98101, Phone (206) 553–7299, Fax (206) 553–0124. Dated: March 12, 2014. David R. Lloyd, Director, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. [FR Doc. 2014–06048 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 AZ, CA, HI, NV, AS, GU .... AK, ID, OR, WA ................. the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before May 19, 2014. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0849. Title: Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 962 respondents; 585,800 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.00278 hours—120 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Third party disclosure requirement; On occasion reporting requirement; Annual reporting requirement; Semi-annual reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority is contained in Sections 4(i), 303(r) and 629 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 48,152 hours. Total Annual Cost: $2,620. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: In January 2013, the D.C. Circuit released its opinion in EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. v. FCC, 704 F.3d 992 (D.C. Cir. 2013). In that decision, the D.C. Circuit vacated the E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 53 (Wednesday, March 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15334-15335]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06048]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9908-32-OSWER]


FY2014 Supplemental Funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund 
(RLF) Grantees

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of the availability of funds.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of 
Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) plans to make available 
approximately $6 million to provide supplemental funds to Revolving 
Loan Fund capitalization grants previously awarded competitively under 
section 104(k)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Brownfields Cleanup Revolving 
Loan Fund (BCRLF) pilots awarded under section 104(d)(1) of CERCLA that 
have not transitioned to section 104(k)(3) grants are not eligible to 
apply for these funds. EPA will consider awarding supplemental funding 
only to RLF grantees who have demonstrated an ability to deliver 
programmatic results by making at least one loan or subgrant. The award 
of these funds is based on the criteria described at CERCLA 
104(k)(4)(A)(ii).
    The Agency is now accepting requests for supplemental funding from 
RLF grantees. Requests for funding must be submitted to the appropriate 
EPA Regional Brownfields Coordinator (listed below) by April 18, 2014. 
Funding requests for hazardous substances and/or petroleum funding will 
be accepted. Specific information on submitting a request for RLF 
supplemental funding is described below and additional information may 
be obtained by contacting the EPA Regional Brownfields Coordinator.

DATES: This action is effective March 19, 2014.

ADDRESSES: A request for supplemental funding must be in the form of a 
letter addressed to the appropriate Regional Brownfields Coordinator 
(see listing below) with a copy to Megan Quinn, Quinn.Megan@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Quinn, U.S. EPA, (202) 566-2773 
or the appropriate Brownfields Regional Coordinator.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization 
Act added section 104(k) to CERCLA to authorize federal financial 
assistance for brownfields revitalization, including grants for 
assessment, cleanup and job training. Section 104(k) includes a 
provision for EPA to, among other things, award grants to eligible 
entities to capitalize Revolving Loan Funds and to provide loans and 
subgrants for brownfields cleanup. Section 104(k)(4)(A)(ii) authorizes 
EPA to make additional grant funds available to RLF grantees for any 
year after the year for which the initial grant is made (noncompetitive 
RLF supplemental funding) taking into consideration:
    (I) the number of sites and number of communities that are 
addressed by the revolving loan fund;
    (II) the demand for funding by eligible entities that have not 
previously received a grant under this subsection;
    (III) the demonstrated ability of the eligible entity to use the 
revolving loan fund to enhance remediation and provide funds on a 
continuing basis; and
    (IV) such other similar factors as the [Agency] considers 
appropriate to carry out this subsection.

Eligibility

    In order to be considered for supplemental funding, grantees must 
demonstrate that they have expended existing funds and that they have a 
clear plan for quickly expending requested additional funds. Grantees 
must demonstrate that they have made at least one loan or subgrant 
prior to applying for this supplemental funding and have significantly 
depleted existing available funds. For FY2014, EPA defines 
``significantly depleted funds'' as any grant where $400,000 or less 
remains uncommitted. Additionally, the RLF recipient must have 
demonstrated a need for supplemental funding based on, among other 
factors, the number of sites that will be addressed; demonstrated the 
ability to make loans and subgrants for cleanups that can be started 
and completed expeditiously (i.e., ``shovel-ready'' projects) and will 
lead to redevelopment; demonstrated the existence of additional 
leveraged funds to complete the project in a timely manner and move 
quickly from cleanup to redevelopment, including the use of tax 
incentives such as new market tax credits, direct funding or other 
resources to advance the project to completion; demonstrated the 
ability to administer and revolve the capitalization funding in the RLF 
grant; demonstrated an ability to use the RLF grant to address funding 
gaps for cleanup; and demonstrated that they have provided a community 
benefit from past and potential loan(s) and/or subgrant(s). Special 
consideration may be given to those communities affected by plant 
closures or other economic disruptions. Special consideration may also 
be given to those grantees that can demonstrate projects that have a 
clear prospect of aiding the in-sourcing of manufacturing capacity and 
keeping and/or adding jobs, or otherwise creating jobs, in the affected 
area. EPA encourages innovative approaches to maximizing revolving and 
leveraging with other funds, including use of grants funds as a loan 
loss guarantee, combining with other government or private sector 
lending resources. Applicants for supplemental funding must contact the 
appropriate Regional Brownfields Coordinator below to obtain 
information on the format for supplemental funding applications for 
their region. When requesting supplemental funding, applicants must 
specify whether they are seeking funding for sites contaminated by 
hazardous substances or petroleum.

[[Page 15335]]

Applicants may request both types of funding.

                            Regional Contacts
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Address/phone number/
            Region                    States               email
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EPA Region 1, Frank Gardner,    CT, ME, MA, NH,    5 Post Office Square,
 Gardner.Frank@epa.gov.          RI, VT.            Boston, MA 02109-
                                                    3912, Phone (617)
                                                    918-1278, Fax (617)
                                                    918-1291.
EPA Region 2, Lya Theodoratos,  NJ, NY, PR, VI...  290 Broadway, 18th
 Theodoratos.Lya@epa.gov.                           Floor, New York, NY
                                                    10007, Phone (212)
                                                    637-3260, Fax (212)
                                                    637-3083.
EPA Region 3, Tom Stolle,       DE, DC, MD, PA,    1650 Arch Street,
 Stolle.Tom@epa.gov.             VA, WV.            Mail Code 3HS51,
                                                    Philadelphia,
                                                    Pennsylvania 19103,
                                                    Phone (215) 814-
                                                    3129, Fax (215) 814-
                                                    5518.
EPA Region 4, Wanda Jennings,   AL, FL, GA, KY,    Atlanta Federal
 Jennings.Wanda@epa.gov.         MS, NC, SC, TN.    Center, 61 Forsyth
                                                    Street SW., 10TH FL
                                                    , Atlanta, GA 30303-
                                                    8960, Phone (404)
                                                    562-8682, Fax (404)
                                                    562-8439.
EPA Region 5, Keary Cragan,     IL, IN, MI, MN,    77 West Jackson
 Cragan.Keary@epa.gov.           OH, WI.            Boulevard, Mail Code
                                                    SE-4J, Chicago,
                                                    Illinois 60604-3507,
                                                    Phone (312) 353-
                                                    5669, Fax (312) 886-
                                                    7190.
EPA Region 6, Mary Kemp,        AR, LA, NM, OK,    1445 Ross Avenue,
 Kemp.Mary@epa.gov.              TX.                Suite 1200 (6SF-PB),
                                                    Dallas, Texas 75202-
                                                    2733, Phone (214)
                                                    665-8358, Fax (214)
                                                    665-6660.
EPA Region 7, Susan Klein,      IA, KS, MO, NE...  11201 Renner Blvd,
 Klein.Susan@epa.gov.                               Lenexa, Kansas
                                                    66219, Phone (913)
                                                    551-7786, Fax (913)
                                                    551-8688.
EPA Region 8, Dan Heffernan,    CO, MT, ND, SD,    1595 Wynkoop Street
 Heffernan.Daniel@epa.gov.       UT, WY.            (EPR-B), Denver, CO
                                                    80202-1129, Phone
                                                    (303) 312-7074, Fax
                                                    (303) 312-6065.
EPA Region 9, Noemi Emeric-     AZ, CA, HI, NV,    75 Hawthorne Street,
 Ford, Emeric-                   AS, GU.            WST-8, San
 Ford.Noemi@epa.gov.                                Francisco, CA 94105,
                                                    Phone (213) 244-
                                                    1821, Fax (415) 972-
                                                    3364.
EPA Region 10, Susan Morales,   AK, ID, OR, WA...  1200 Sixth Avenue,
 Morales.Susan@epa.gov.                             Suite 900, Mailstop:
                                                    ECL-112 Seattle, WA
                                                    98101, Phone (206)
                                                    553-7299, Fax (206)
                                                    553-0124.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Dated: March 12, 2014.
David R. Lloyd,
Director, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, Office of 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
[FR Doc. 2014-06048 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P