Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council Charter Renewal, 19347-19348 [2014-07836]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / Notices Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate contract proposals. Place: National Institutes of Health, One Democracy Plaza, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Sailaja Koduri, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 1074, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301– 435–0813, Sailaja.koduri@nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Special Emphasis Panel SBIR Contract Review Topic 006. Date: April 30, 2014. Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate contract proposals. Place: National Institutes of Health, One Democracy Plaza, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Rahat Khan, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Rm 1078, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301– 894–7319, khanr2@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Special Emphasis Panel LRP 2014. Date: May 7, 2014. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, One Democracy Plaza, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Barbara J. Nelson, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Grants Management & Scientific Review, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 1080, 1 Dem. Plaza, Bethesda, MD 20892–4874, 301–435–0806, nelsonbj@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Special Emphasis Panel SBIR Contract Review Topic 008. Date: May 8, 2014. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate contract proposals. Place: National Institutes of Health, One Democracy Plaza, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Rahat Khan, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Rm 1078, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301– 894–7319, khanr2@csr.nih.gov. Dated: April 1, 2014. David Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–07737 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Apr 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2014–0167] Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council Charter Renewal Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of recertification. AGENCY: ACTION: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute. DATES: This recertification is effective for the period from March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Tom Pauser, Seventeenth Coast Guard District (dpi), by phone at (907) 463– 2812, email at thomas.e.pauser@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background and Purpose As part of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Congress passed the Oil Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 1990 (Act), 33 U.S.C. 2732, to foster a longterm partnership among industry, government, and local communities in overseeing compliance with environmental concerns in the operation of crude oil terminals and oil tankers. On October 18, 1991, the President delegated his authority under 33 U.S.C. 2732(o) to the Secretary of Transportation in Executive Order 12777, section 8(g) (see 56 FR 54757; October 22, 1991) for purposes of certifying advisory councils, or groups, subject to the Act. On March 3, 1992, the Secretary redelegated that authority to the Commandant of the Coast Guard (see 57 FR 8582; March 11, 1992). The Commandant redelegated that authority to the Chief, Office of Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection (G–M) on March 19, 1992 (letter #5402). On July 7, 1993, the Coast Guard published a policy statement, 58 FR 36504, to clarify the factors that shall be considered in making the determination as to whether advisory councils, or groups, should be certified in accordance with the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19347 The Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection (G–M), redelegated recertification authority for advisory councils, or groups, to the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District on February 26, 1999 (letter #16450). On September 16, 2002, the Coast Guard published a policy statement, 67 FR 58440, which changed the recertification procedures such that applicants are required to provide the Coast Guard with comprehensive information every three years (triennially). For each of the two years between the triennial application procedures, applicants submit a letter requesting recertification that includes a description of any substantive changes to the information provided at the previous triennial recertification. Further, public comment is not solicited prior to recertification during streamlined years, only during the triennial comprehensive review. The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company pays the PWSRCAC $2.9 million annually in the form of a long term contract. In return for this funding, the PWSRCAC must annually show that it ‘‘fosters the goals and purposes’’ of OPA 90 and is ‘‘broadly representative of the communities and interests in the vicinity of the terminal facilities and Prince William Sound.’’ The PWSRCAC is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1989. Though it receives Federal oversight like many independent, non-profit organizations, it is not a Federal agency. The PWSRCAC is a local organization that predates the passage of OPA 90. The existence of the PWSRCAC was specifically recognized in OPA 90 where it is defined as an ‘‘alternate voluntary advisory group.’’ Alyeska funds the PWSRCAC, and the Coast Guard makes sure the PWSRCRC operates in a fashion that is broadly consistent with OPA 90. Discussion of Comments On January 22, 2014 the Coast Guard published a Notice of Availability; request for comments for recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council in the Federal Register (79 FR 3602). We received 71 letters commenting on the proposed action. No public meeting was requested. Of the 71 letters received, all 71 had positive comments. These letters consistently cited PWSRCAC’s broad representation of the respective community’s interest, appropriate actions to keep the public informed, improvements to both spill response preparation and spill prevention, and oil spill industry monitoring efforts that E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 19348 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / Notices combat complacency—as intended by the Act. Recertification By letter dated March 15, 2014, the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard certified that the PWSRCAC qualifies as an alternative voluntary advisory group under 33 U.S.C. 2732(o). This recertification terminates on February 28, 2015. Dated: March 15, 2014. T.P. Ostebo, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–07836 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0134] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Entry or Departure for Flights To and From Cuba U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Request for Entry or Departure for Flights To and From Cuba. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 9, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Apr 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3507). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Request for Entry or Departure for Flights To and From Cuba. OMB Number: 1651–0134. Form Number: None. Abstract: Until recently, direct flights between the United States and Cuba were required to arrive or depart from one of three named U.S. airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Miami International Airport. On January 28, 2011, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations were amended to allow additional U.S. airports that are able to process international flights to request approval of CBP to process authorized flights between the United States and Cuba. To be eligible to request approval to accept flights to and from Cuba, an airport must be an international airport, landing rights airport, or user fee airport, as defined and described in part 122 of the CBP regulations, and have adequate and up-to-date staffing, equipment and facilities to process international traffic. In order for an airport to seek approval to allow arriving and departing flights from Cuba, the port authority must send a written request to CBP requesting permission. Information about the program and how to apply may be found at http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/ spotlights/2011–06-13-040000/dhs-cbpapprove-additional-us-ports-entryflights-and-cuba. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This information collection is authorized by 19 U.S.C.1433, 1644a, 8 U.S.C 1103, and provided for by 19 CFR 122.153. Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date of this information collection with a change to the burden hours resulting from revised estimates of the number of respondents. There is no change to the information being collected. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2. Dated: March 31, 2014. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2014–07808 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of accreditation and approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a commercial gauger and laboratory. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc., has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of March 5, 2013. DATES: Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on March 5, 2013. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for March 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Approved Gauger and Accredited Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202–344–1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Intertek USA, Inc., 78 Pleasant Ave., South Portland, ME 04106, has been approved to gauge SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 67 (Tuesday, April 8, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19347-19348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07836]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0167]


Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council Charter 
Renewal

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of recertification.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the 
Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' 
Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group 
for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC 
to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers 
under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute.

DATES: This recertification is effective for the period from March 1, 
2014 through February 28, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Tom Pauser, Seventeenth Coast Guard 
District (dpi), by phone at (907) 463-2812, email at 
thomas.e.pauser@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Purpose

    As part of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Congress passed the Oil 
Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 
1990 (Act), 33 U.S.C. 2732, to foster a long-term partnership among 
industry, government, and local communities in overseeing compliance 
with environmental concerns in the operation of crude oil terminals and 
oil tankers.
    On October 18, 1991, the President delegated his authority under 33 
U.S.C. 2732(o) to the Secretary of Transportation in Executive Order 
12777, section 8(g) (see 56 FR 54757; October 22, 1991) for purposes of 
certifying advisory councils, or groups, subject to the Act. On March 
3, 1992, the Secretary redelegated that authority to the Commandant of 
the Coast Guard (see 57 FR 8582; March 11, 1992). The Commandant 
redelegated that authority to the Chief, Office of Marine Safety, 
Security and Environmental Protection (G-M) on March 19, 1992 (letter 
5402).
    On July 7, 1993, the Coast Guard published a policy statement, 58 
FR 36504, to clarify the factors that shall be considered in making the 
determination as to whether advisory councils, or groups, should be 
certified in accordance with the Act.
    The Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental 
Protection (G-M), redelegated recertification authority for advisory 
councils, or groups, to the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District 
on February 26, 1999 (letter 16450).
    On September 16, 2002, the Coast Guard published a policy 
statement, 67 FR 58440, which changed the recertification procedures 
such that applicants are required to provide the Coast Guard with 
comprehensive information every three years (triennially). For each of 
the two years between the triennial application procedures, applicants 
submit a letter requesting recertification that includes a description 
of any substantive changes to the information provided at the previous 
triennial recertification. Further, public comment is not solicited 
prior to recertification during streamlined years, only during the 
triennial comprehensive review.
    The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company pays the PWSRCAC $2.9 million 
annually in the form of a long term contract. In return for this 
funding, the PWSRCAC must annually show that it ``fosters the goals and 
purposes'' of OPA 90 and is ``broadly representative of the communities 
and interests in the vicinity of the terminal facilities and Prince 
William Sound.'' The PWSRCAC is an independent, nonprofit organization 
founded in 1989. Though it receives Federal oversight like many 
independent, non-profit organizations, it is not a Federal agency. The 
PWSRCAC is a local organization that predates the passage of OPA 90. 
The existence of the PWSRCAC was specifically recognized in OPA 90 
where it is defined as an ``alternate voluntary advisory group.''
    Alyeska funds the PWSRCAC, and the Coast Guard makes sure the 
PWSRCRC operates in a fashion that is broadly consistent with OPA 90.

Discussion of Comments

    On January 22, 2014 the Coast Guard published a Notice of 
Availability; request for comments for recertification of Prince 
William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council in the Federal 
Register (79 FR 3602). We received 71 letters commenting on the 
proposed action. No public meeting was requested. Of the 71 letters 
received, all 71 had positive comments. These letters consistently 
cited PWSRCAC's broad representation of the respective community's 
interest, appropriate actions to keep the public informed, improvements 
to both spill response preparation and spill prevention, and oil spill 
industry monitoring efforts that

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combat complacency--as intended by the Act.

Recertification

    By letter dated March 15, 2014, the Commander, Seventeenth Coast 
Guard certified that the PWSRCAC qualifies as an alternative voluntary 
advisory group under 33 U.S.C. 2732(o). This recertification terminates 
on February 28, 2015.

    Dated: March 15, 2014.
T.P. Ostebo,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2014-07836 Filed 4-7-14; 8:45 am]
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