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Federal Register Summary for week of 10 April

    Agriculture

  • Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

    DATES: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board will meet April 28-30, 2009. The public may file written comments before and up to two weeks after the meeting with the contact person.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20045 and the Double Tree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Written comments from the public may be sent to the contact person identified in this notice at: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board; Research, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 344-A, Jamie L. Whitten Building, United States Department of Agriculture, STOP 0321, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0321.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Hunter, Executive Director or Shirley Morgan-Jordan, Program Support Coordinator, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board; telephone: (202) 720-3684; fax: (202) 720-6199; or e-mail: Karen.hunter@ars.usda.gov or Shirley.morgan@ars.usda.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-7578.htm

  • Commerce

  • Fisheries of the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Steering Committee; Public Meeting

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Steering Committee meeting.


    SUMMARY: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet to discuss the SEDAR assessment schedule and the SEDAR process. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    DATES: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet on Monday, May 18, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Carmichael, SEDAR Program Manager, SEDAR/SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8126.htm

  • National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


    SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS will hold a Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel meeting to review draft stock assessment documents for Pacific mackerel and survey methods for Pacific sardine.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2009 through Friday May 8, 2009. Monday through Thursday sessions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday's session is scheduled from 8 a.m. until business for the day is completed.

    ADDRESSES: The STAR Panel will be held at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), Large Conference Room, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037; telephone: (858) 546-1914.

    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8143.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases; Proposed Rule

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Proposed rule.


    SUMMARY: EPA is proposing a regulation to require reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors of the economy. The rule would apply to fossil fuel suppliers and industrial gas suppliers, as well as to direct greenhouse gas emitters. The proposed rule does not require control of greenhouse gases, rather it requires only that sources above certain threshold levels monitor and report emissions.

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 9, 2009. There will be two public hearings. One hearing was held on April 6 and 7, 2009, in the Washington, DC, area (One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202). One hearing will be on April 16, 2009 in Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). The April 16, 2009 hearing will begin at 9 a.m. local time.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ- OAR-2008-0508, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov. Fax: (202) 566-1741.

    Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mailcode 6102T, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0508, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR- 2008-0508. 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 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.

    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 Air Docket, EPA/ DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. This Docket Facility 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 Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carole Cook, Climate Change Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs (MC-6207J), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343-9263; fax number: (202) 343-2342; e-mail address: GHGReportingRule@epa.gov. For technical information, contact the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule Hotline at telephone number: (877) 444- 1188; or e-mail: ghgmrr@epa.gov. To obtain information about the public hearings or to register to speak at the hearings, please go to http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html. Alternatively, contact Carole Cook at 202-343-9263.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-5711.htm

  • National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled "Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation." The NAC is composed of 12 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 12 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The purpose of the meeting is to review elements of the CEC's draft 2010-2015 Strategic Plan and assist in the development of U.S. priorities for the CEC Council Session in June 2009. The meeting will also include a public comment session. A copy of the agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacgac-page.htm. DATES: The National and Governmental Advisory Committees will hold an open meeting on Monday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: 703-837-0440. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first- come, first-served basis.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, carrillo.oscar@epa.gov, 202-564-0347, U.S. EPA, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management (1601-M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8108.htm

  • Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts To Provide Advice on Mold Issues in Indoor Environments

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting nominations to form an Ad Hoc panel, under the auspices of the SAB, to provide advice to the EPA on mold issues in indoor environments.

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted by April 28, 2009 per the instructions below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this Request for Nominations may contact Dr. K. Jack Kooyoomjian, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone/voice mail at (202) 343-9984; via e-mail at kooyoomjian.jack@epa.gov or at the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB can be found in the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. The EPA technical contact for this review is Dr. Mary E. Clark, Assistant Director for Science, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA), who may be contacted via telephone at (202) 343-9348 or by e-mail at clark.marye@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-7829.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the National Biodefense Science Board

    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) will be holding a public meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

    DATES: The NBSB will hold a public meeting on April 22, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT and on April 23, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.

    ADDRESSES: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202; Phone: 703-418-1234.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Leigh A. Sawyer, D.V.M., M.P.H., Executive Director, National Biodefense Science Board, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 330 C Street, SW., Switzer Building Room 5127, Washington, DC 20447; 202-205-3815; fax: 202-205-8508; e-mail address: leigh.sawyer@hhs.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-7550.htm

  • Interior

  • Coastal Barrier Resources System Digital Mapping Pilot Project

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the Report to Congress: John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Digital Mapping Pilot Project and draft maps for public review and comment. This notice also advises the public where the report and draft maps may be obtained and where comments should be sent.

    DATES: We must receive comments on or before July 6, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: Mail or hand-deliver (during normal business hours) comments to Katie Niemi, Coastal Barriers Coordinator, Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 860A, Arlington, VA 22203 or send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to CBRAcomments@fws.gov. For information about how to get copies of the pilot project report and maps or where to go to view them, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie Niemi, Coastal Barriers Coordinator, (703) 358-2161.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-7772.htm

  • Invasive Species Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues. The purpose of a meeting on May 5-7, 2009 is to convene the full Advisory Committee and to discuss implementation of action items outlined in the 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan, which was finalized on August 1, 2008.

    DATES: Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 and Thursday, May 17, 2009; beginning at approximately 8 a.m., and ending at approximately 5 p.m. each day. Members will be participating in an off-site field tour on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: Radisson Suites Tucson, 6555 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85710. The general session on May 5, 2009 and May 7, 2009 will be held in the Catalina Ballroom.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Analyst and ISAC Coordinator, (202) 513-7243; Fax: (202) 371-1751.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8146.htm

  • Migratory Bird Permits; Revision of Expiration Dates for Double-Crested Cormorant Depredation Orders

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Final rule; availability of final environmental assessment.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, extend the expiration dates for two existing depredation orders for double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) for 5 years so that we can continue to authorize take of double-crested cormorants without a permit under the terms and conditions of the depredation orders. This action will continue to allow take of depredating double-crested cormorants to protect aquaculture, fish hatcheries, fish resources, other birds, vegetation, and habitats.

    DATES: This rule will be effective on April 30, 2009.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Doyle, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 703-358-1799.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-7650.htm

  • National Geospatial Advisory Committee; Meeting

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on May 12-13, 2009 at the George Washington University Cafritz Conference Center, 800 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20052. The meeting will be held in room 405.

    The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, was established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:

    --Current FGDC Activities. --National Geospatial Policy and Strategy. --NGAC Subcommittee Activities, including The National Map, Partnerships, Parcel Data, Communications, Economic Recovery, and Governance. --NGAC Action Plan.

    The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment during the morning of May 13. Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing.

    Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the U.S. Geological Survey (703-648-6283, amaher@usgs.gov). Registrations are due by May 8, 2009. While the meeting will be open to the public, seating may be limited due to room capacity.

    DATES: The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 12 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 13.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (206-220-4621).

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-7927.htm

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