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Federal Register Summary for week of 17 April

    Agriculture

  • Importation, Interstate Movement, and Release Into the Environment of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms

    AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of public meeting and extension of comment period.


    SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is holding an issue-focused public meeting on April 29 and 30, 2009, on its proposed rule, "Importation, Interstate Movement, and Release Into the Environment of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms." The April 2009 issue meeting will provide an opportunity for interested persons to discuss in a collaborative forum the key concerns that were raised during the comment period on the proposed rule with U.S. Department of Agriculture officials and with one another.

    DATES: The comment period of the proposed rule published at 73 FR 60007, Oct. 9, 2008, reopened and extended at 74 FR 2907, Jan. 16, 2009, is reopened and extended until June 29, 2009. The public meeting will be held on April 29 and 30, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. We will consider all comments that we receive on the proposed rule on or before June 29, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD, in Conference Room B. For directions or facilities information, call (301) 734-8010.

    You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2008-0023 to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically.

    Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2008-0023, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS-2008-0023.

    Registration and Other Information: If you plan to attend the public meeting, please register prior to the meeting at http:// web01.aphis.usda.gov/BRSPublicMeeting.nsf/. Additional details regarding the agenda and format of the meeting are available on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/biotechnology/340/340index.shtml.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Coker, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 147, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238; (301) 734-5720.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8352.htm

  • Commerce

  • Endangered and Threatened Species: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Designate Critical Habitat for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

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

    ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; request for information.


    SUMMARY: We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), will be designating critical habitat for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The designation will involve areas within Cook Inlet, Alaska. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) identifies issues for consideration and evaluation and solicits comments regarding these issues.

    DATES: Comments and information regarding the suggested designation process and areas being considered for designation may be sent to NMFS (See ADDRESSES) by May 14, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to Chief, Protected Resources Division, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK, 99802-1668.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Smith, (907-271-3023) or Kaja Brix (907-586-7235).

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8519.htm

  • International Whaling Commission; 61st Annual Meeting; Nominations

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

    ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: This notice is a call for nominees for the U.S. Delegation to the June 2009 International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting. The non-federal representative(s) selected as a result of this nomination process is(are) responsible for providing input and recommendations to the U.S. IWC Commissioner representing the positions of non-governmental organizations. Generally, only one non-governmental position is selected for the U.S. Delegation.

    DATES: The IWC is holding its 61st annual meeting from June 22-26, 2009, in Madeira, Portugal. All written nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual meeting must be received by April 24th, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: All nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual meeting should be addressed to Bill Hogarth, U.S. Commissioner to the IWC, and sent via post to: Ryan Wulff, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of International Affairs, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 Room 12620, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Wulff, 301-713-9090, ext. 196.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8514.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Board of Scientific Counselors Executive Committee Meeting--May 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 one meeting (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee.

    DATES: The conference call will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time, and may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to 1 business day before the meeting.

    ADDRESSES: Participation in the conference call 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 calls from Lorelei Kowalski, 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-2009-0260 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-2009-0260.

    Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566-0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0260.

    Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting--May 2009 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0260.

    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-2009-0260.

    Note: This is not a mailing address. 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-ORD- 2009-0260. 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 (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting--May 2009 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: Lorelei Kowalski, 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) 564-3408; via fax at: (202) 565-2911; or via e-mail at: kowalski.lorelei@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8639.htm

  • Ocean Acidification and Marine pH Water Quality Criteria

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of data availability (NODA).


    SUMMARY: This NODA provides interested parties with information submitted to EPA on ocean acidification and solicits additional pertinent data or information that may be useful in addressing this issue. In addition, EPA is notifying the public of its intent to review the current aquatic life criterion for marine pH to determine if a revision is warranted to protect the marine designated uses of States and Territories pursuant to Section 304(a)(1) of the Clean Water Act. The NODA also solicits additional scientific information and data, as well as ideas for effective strategies for Federal, State, and local officials to address the impacts of ocean acidification. This information can then be used as the basis for a broader discussion of ocean acidification and marine impacts. EPA also requests information pertaining to monitoring marine pH and implementation of pH water quality standards.

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 15, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW- 2009-0224, by one of the following methods:

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

    E-mail: OW-Docket@epa.gov.

    Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) Water Docket, MC 2822T; 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, 1301 Constitution Ave, NW., EPA West, Room 3334, Washington DC. 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-OW-2009- 0224. 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.

    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 Water Docket/EPA/ DC, 1301 Constitution Ave, NW., EPA West, Room 3334, Washington DC. This Docket Facility is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566-2426.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Huff, Health and Ecological Criteria Division (4304T), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; (202) 566-0787; huff.lisa@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8638.htm

  • Physiological Parameters Database for PBPK Modeling

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice of public comment period.


    SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a public comment period for an on-line database file, using the Microsoft[supreg] Access database management system, that contains a comprehensive collection of physiological parameter data intended to be suitable for application in physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling. The public comment period will be for 30 days. EPA requests that interested users comment on the functionality or usability of this resource and provide comments that may be considered for improving the final product.

    The draft database represents a compilation of several individual databases developed over the past few years. It contains physiological parameter data for humans from infancy through old age, as well as data for experimental laboratory species. EPA requests that end-users provide feedback regarding their experience working with this database. Users are also encouraged to comment on specific studies or methods employed in the studies included in the entire draft database. As a means of quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC), about 30% of the data entries, randomly selected, have been verified by an independent contractor. This QA/QC process will be ongoing.

    DATES: The 30-day public comment period begins April 16, 2009 and ends May 18, 2009. Technical comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA by close of business, May 18, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: The draft database is available for download from the U.S. EPA Web site http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/ recordisplay.cfm?deid=204443. Users must have Microsoft[supreg] Access in order to open and manipulate the database file.

    Comments may be submitted electronically via EPA's E-Docket, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions as provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-1753; or e-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.

    If you have questions about the database, please contact the Information Management Staff, National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 703-347-8561; facsimile: 703-347-8691; or e-mail: NCEADC.Comment@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8795.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee.

    Time and Date: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., May 7, 2009.

    Place: NCHS Headquarters, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782.

    Status: Open to the public, and limited only to the space available. For foreign nationals or non-US citizens, pre-approval is required (please contact Althelia Harris, 301-458-4261, adw1@cdc.gov or Virginia Cain, vcain@cdc.gov at least 10 days in advance for requirements). All visitors are required to present a valid form of picture identification issued by a state, federal or international government. As required by the Federal Property Management Regulations, Title 41, Code of Federal Regulation, Subpart 101- 20.301, all persons entering in or on Federal controlled property and their packages, briefcases, and other containers in their immediate possession are subject to being x-rayed and inspected. Federal law prohibits the knowing possession or the causing to be present of firearms, explosives and other dangerous weapons and illegal substances. The meeting room accommodates approximately 100 people.

    Purpose: This committee is charged with providing advice and making recommendations to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; the Director, CDC; and the Director, NCHS, regarding the scientific and technical program goals and objectives, strategies, and priorities of NCHS.

    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda will include welcome remarks by the Director, NCHS; introduction of members and key NCHS staff; review of the long-term care statistics program; discussion of upcoming program reviews; discussion of a potential integrated interview and examination survey and an open session for comments from the public.

    Requests to make oral presentations should be submitted in writing to the contact person listed below. All requests must contain the name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation of the presenter.

    Written comments should not exceed five single-spaced typed pages in length and must be received by April 17, 2009.

    The agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

    For Further Information Contact: Virginia S. Cain, PhD, Director of Extramural Research, NCHS/CDC, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 7211, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458-4500, fax (301) 458-4020.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8330.htm

  • Notice of a Public Consultation Meeting on Proposed Revisions to the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecule (NIH Guidelines)

    There will be a public consultation meeting to solicit stakeholder input regarding the proposed revisions to the NIH Guidelines. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Discussions will focus on the proposed revisions to the NIH Guidelines which include: (1) Broadening the scope of the NIH Guidelines, which currently cover laboratory and clinical research involving DNA molecules created via recombinant techniques (i.e., joining of DNA molecules), to apply to nucleic acids that are synthesized chemically or by other means without the use of recombinant technology; (2) Revising the criteria for determining when the introduction of a drug resistance trait into a microorganism must be reviewed by the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee and approved by the NIH Director; and (3) Changing the level of review required for recombinant or synthetic experiments involving more than one-half but less than two-thirds of the genome of certain viruses in tissue culture as described in Section III-E-1 of the NIH Guidelines.

    The Notice of Consideration of a Proposed Action under the NIH Guidelines was published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2009 (74 FR 9411) and may be located at the following link: http:// oba.od.nih.gov/rdna/rdna.html.

    For further information concerning this meeting contact Ms. Laurie Lewallen, Advisory Committee Coordinator, Office of Biotechnology Activities, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 750, Bethesda, MD 20892-7985, 301-496-9838, lewallenl@od.nih.gov.

    The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to the space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed above in advance of the meeting.

    A draft agenda and additional information for the meeting will be posted on the OBA Web site: http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdna/rdna.html. Background and supplemental information may also be obtained by contacting NIH OBA by e-mail oba@od.nih.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8478.htm

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.

    The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.

    Date: May 21-22, 2009.

    Open: May 21, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: Discussion of program policies and issues. Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: May 21, 2009, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel issues. Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Closed: May 22, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate programmatic and personnel issues. Place: Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Contact Person: Gwen W. Collman, PhD, Interim Director, Division of Extramural Research & Training, National Institutes of Health, Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, 615 Davis Dr., KEY615/ 3112, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, (919) 541-4980, collman@niehs.nih.gov.

    Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/dert/c-agenda.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8664.htm

  • Interior

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Peninsular Bighorn Sheep and Determination of a Distinct Population Segment of Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni); Final Rule

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate revised critical habitat for the Peninsular bighorn sheep, a distinct population segment (DPS) of desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) occupying the Peninsular Ranges of Southern California, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 376,938 acres (ac) (152,542 hectares (ha)) fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. This revised designation of critical habitat for Peninsular bighorn sheep reduces the 2001 designation by approximately 467,959 ac (189,377 ha). The revised critical habitat is located in Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Counties, California.

    DATES: This rule becomes effective on May 14, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: The final rule, final economic analysis, and map of critical habitat will be available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Supporting documentation we used in preparing this final rule will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, 6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011; telephone 760-431-9440; facsimile 760-431-5901.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Bartel, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES section). If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877- 8339.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-7767.htm

  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Recovery Plan for the [revaps]Alala (Corvus hawaiiensis)

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of document availability: revised recovery plan.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Revised Recovery Plan for the Hawaiian crow or [revaps]Alala (Corvus hawaiiensis). This species, found only on the island of Hawai[revaps]i, was Federally listed as endangered in 1967.

    ADDRESSES: Copies of the recovery plan are available by request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3-122, Box 50088, Honolulu, HI 96850 (phone: (808) 792-9400). An electronic copy of the recovery plan is also available at http://endangered.fws.gov/recovery/ index.html#plans. Printed copies of the recovery plan will be available for distribution 4 to 6 weeks after the publication date of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Burgett, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office address and phone.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8898.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Opportunity for Comment

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and opportunity for comment.


    SUMMARY: This document sets forth proposed revisions of the Foundation's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The new FOIA provisions implement the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007, or the OPEN Government Act of 2007, Public Law 110-175.

    DATES: Submit comments on or before May 13, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this proposed rule to the Office of the General Counsel, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, VA 22230. You may also send comments by facsimile transmission to (703) 292-9041, or send them electronically through the Federal Government's one-stop rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie A. Jensen, Legal Analyst, Office of the General Counsel, National Science Foundation, telephone 703-292-8060 and e-mail ljensen@nsf.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8262.htm