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Federal Register Summary for week of 20 March

    Commerce

  • Schedule of Fees for Access to NOAA Environmental Data, Information, and Related Products and Services

    AGENCY: National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: In this final rule, NESDIS establishes a new schedule of fees for the sale of its data, information, and related products and services to users. NESDIS is revising the fee schedule to ensure that the fees accurately reflect the costs of providing access to the environmental data, information, and related products and services. NESDIS is authorized under 15 U.S.C. 1534 to assess fees, up to fair market value, for access to environmental data, information, and products derived from, collected, and/or archived by NOAA. Other than depreciation, costs to upgrade computer hardware and software systems will not be included in the fees charged to users.

    DATES: Effective Date: May 1, 2009.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Neely (301) 713-3305.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-5590.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee Meeting--2009

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of Meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee.

    DATES: The meeting (a teleconference call) will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All times noted are eastern time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the conference call will be accepted up to 1 business day before the meeting.

    ADDRESSES: Participation in the meeting will be by teleconference only--meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from Susan Peterson, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0484, by one of the following methods:

    http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

    E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0484.

    Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0484.

    Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee--2007 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007- 0484.

    Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007- 0484.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD- 2007-0484. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an "anonymous access" system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee--2007 Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566-1752.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer via mail at: Susan Peterson, Mail Code 8104-R, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564-1077; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via e-mail at: peterson.susan@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-5872.htm

  • Total Coliform Rule Revisions--Notice of Stakeholder Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's Total Coliform Rule/ Distribution System Advisory Committee established an Agreement in Principle (AIP), which provides the Agency with recommendations for revising the 1989 Total Coliform Rule (TCR). One of the recommendations of the Committee is that EPA conduct stakeholder outreach as the Agency develops the proposed revisions to the TCR. Today, EPA is giving notice of a public meeting to provide regulation development updates and opportunities for stakeholders to provide feedback on the development of the proposed revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR). Topics to be discussed in the meeting include a review of EPA's commitments to stakeholder outreach and involvement pertaining to the proposed RTCR and linkages to other rules; plan and schedule for guidance documents development; progress in converting the AIP recommendations to the rule language; discussion on proposed changes to the Public Notification and Consumer Confidence Report language; and discussion on AIP recommendations regarding review of the TCR analytical methods for Total Coliform/E. coli. EPA will also provide status on the Distribution System Research and Information Collection Partnership. Teleconferencing will be available for individuals unable to attend the meeting in person.

    DATES: The public meeting will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time (ET)). Attendees and those planning to participate via teleconference should register for the meeting by calling Kate Zimmer of RESOLVE at (202) 965-6387 or by e-mail to kzimmer@resolv.org no later than March 31, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the EPA East Building, Room 1117-A, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries about this meeting and teleconference information, contact Kate Zimmer of RESOLVE at (202) 965-6387 or by e-mail kzimmer@resolv.org. For technical information, contact Sean Conley: conley.sean@epa.gov, (202) 564-1781), Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4607M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; fax number: (202) 564- 3767. For more information on the Committee's recommendations please visit, http://www.epa.gov/safewater/disinfection/tcr/regulation_ revisions_tcrdsac.html.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-6005.htm

  • Interior

  • Availability of Birds of Conservation Concern 2008

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of availability.


    SUMMARY: We announce the availability of Birds of Conservation Concern 2008. This publication identifies species, subspecies, and populations of migratory and nonmigratory birds in need of additional conservation actions. We hope to stimulate coordinated and collaborative proactive conservation actions among Federal, State, tribal, and private partners.

    DATES: Individuals wishing to comment on the process used in developing Birds of Conservation Concern 2008, especially to provide recommendations for improving future versions of the document, may direct their written comments to the Chief, Division of Migratory Bird Management (listed below under ADDRESSES ). All comments received will be filed for use in developing the next version of the list. Comments will be accepted until the time that work begins on the next edition of this report (approximately 5 years).

    ADDRESSES: Printed copies of Birds of Conservation Concern 2008 may be obtained by writing to the Chief, Branch of Bird Conservation, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop 4107, Arlington, VA 22203-1610, ATTN: BCC 2008. This document is also available for downloading on the Division of Migratory Bird Management's World Wide Web page at http:// migratorybirds.fws.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcia Maslonek, Chief, Branch of Bird Conservation, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop 4107, Arlington, VA 22203-1610; phone: (703) 358-2021; fax: (703) 358-2272.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-5548.htm

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 103 Species in Hawaii

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of review.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year reviews for 103 species in Hawaii under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request any new information on these species that may have a bearing on their classification as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of these 5-year reviews we will determine whether these species are properly classified under the Act.

    DATES: To ensure consideration in our review, we are requesting submission of new information no later than May 15, 2009. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time.

    ADDRESSES: For the species under review, submit information or direct questions to: Field Supervisor, Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 3-122, Box 50088, Honolulu, HI 96850. Information or questions can also be submitted by e-mail to: pifwo-5yr-review@fws.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilet Zablan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES), 808- 792-9400. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8337 for TTY assistance.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-5523.htm

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Advisory Council; Meeting

    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council. The agenda for the meeting includes updates from each of the Council committees, including discussion and deliberation of potential recommendations. The Council Committees address NASA's work in the following areas: Aeronautics, Audit and Finance, Space Exploration, Human Capital, Science, and Space Operations.

    DATES: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street, SW., MIC 5 (5H45), Overflow Room, MIC7A (7H45), Washington, DC 20546.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marguerite Broadwell, Designated Federal Official, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1894.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-5847.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

    Name: Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences (1110).

    Date and Time:

    April 29-30, 2009--8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    May 1, 2009--8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, Room 375.

    Type of Meeting: Open.

    Contact Person: Dr. Charles Liarakos, Senior Advisor, Biological Sciences, Room 605, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Tel No.: (703) 292-8400.

    Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

    Purpose of Meeting: The Advisory Committee for BIO provides advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning major program emphases, directions, and goals for the research-related activities of the divisions that make up BIO.

    Agenda: ARRA and FY'09 Budget. Leading Edge. COV Reports. NEON Report. Experiments in Innovation.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-6087.htm

  • Office of Management and Budget

  • Federal Regulatory Review

    AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.

    ACTION: Extension of request for comments.


    SUMMARY: The Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extends the deadline for public comments on how to improve the process and principles governing Federal regulatory review.

    DATES: Comments must be in writing and received by March 31, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods: E-mail: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Fax: (202) 395-7245. Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Records Management Center, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Mabel Echols, 10th Floor NEOB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. We are still experiencing delays in the regular mail, including first class and express mail. To ensure that your comments are received on time, we recommend that comments be electronically submitted. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be made available to the public on OMB's Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an e-mail comment directly to OMB, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mabel Echols, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Records Management Center, Office of Management and Budget, 10th Floor NEOB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: (202) 395-6880.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-5763.htm

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