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Federal Register Summary for week of 23 October

    Agriculture

  • Environmental Impact Statement; Movement of Plant Pests, Biological Control Organisms, and Associated Articles

    AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

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    SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health
    Inspection Service intends to prepare an environmental impact statement
    relative to proposed regulatory requirements that are being developed
    for the movement of plant pests, biological control organisms, and
    associated articles. This notice identifies potential issues and
    alternatives that will be studied in the environmental impact statement
    and requests public comment to further delineate the scope of those
    issues and alternatives.

    DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before
    November 19, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: 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-2008-0076 to submit or view comments.

    Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of
    your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2008-0076, 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-2008-0076.

    Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this
    docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of
    the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW.,
    Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
    Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to
    help you, please call (202) 690-2817 before coming.

    Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its
    programs is available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David A. Bergsten, APHIS
    Interagency NEPA Contact, Environmental Services, PPD, APHIS, 4700
    River Road, Unit 149, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238; (301) 734-6103.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25184.htm

  • Commerce

  • International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Fishing Restrictions in the Longline and Purse Seine Fisheries in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in 2009, 2010, and 2011

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

    ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: NMFS proposes regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 (Act) to implement a decision of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). That decision requires, among other things, that members of the IATTC, including the United States, ensure that catches in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) by longline vessels greater than 24 meters in length do not exceed specified levels in each of the years 2009, 2010, and 2011, and that purse seine vessels class sizes 4-6 do not fish in the EPO during an established closure period. This action is necessary for the United States to satisfy its obligations under the 1949 Convention for the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing by November 9, 2009. A public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT, October 21, 2009, Long Beach, CA.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this proposed rule, identified by 0648-AY08, the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA), or the draft environmental assessment (EA) prepared for the proposed rule by any of the following methods:

    Electronic submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking portal, at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Mail: Rod McInnis, Regional Administrator, NMFS Southwest Regional Office (SWR), 501 W. Ocean Blvd, Suite 4200, Long Beach, Ca 90802. Include the identifier "0648-AY08'' in the comments.

    Public hearing: The hearing will be held at 501 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, Ca 90802. The public may also participate in the public hearing via conference line: 888-989-6480; participant passcode: 29574.

    Instructions: All comments received are part of the public record and generally will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (if submitting comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking portal, enter "N/A'' in the relevant required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

    Copies of the EA prepared under the authority of the National Environmental Policy Act and the IRFA are available at http://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/ or may be obtained from Rod McInnis, Regional Administrator, NMFS SWR (see ADDRESSES).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Hermsmeyer, NMFS SWR, 562-980- 4036.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25064.htm

  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery; Amendment 16

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

    ACTION: Notice of availability of a fishery management plan amendment; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendement 16 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and its associated draft Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Secretarial review and is requesting comments from the public. Amendment 16 was developed by the Council as part of the biennial adjustment process in the FMP to update status determination criteria for all regulated NE multispecies or ocean pout stocks; to adopt rebuilding programs for NE multispecies stocks newly classified as being overfished and subject to overfishing; and to revise management measures, including significant revisions to the Sector management and allocation measures, necessary to end overfishing, rebuild overfished regulated NE multispecies or ocean pout stocks, and mitigate the adverse economic impacts of increased effort controls. Amendment 16 would also implement new requirements for establishing allowable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limits (ACLs), and accountability measures (AMs) for each stock managed by the FMP, pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Finally, this action would add Atlantic wolffish to the list of species managed by the FMP. This action is necessary to address the results of the most recent stock assessment, which indicate that several additional NE multispecies regulated species are overfished and subject to overfishing and that some stocks currently classified as overfished require additional reductions in fishing mortality to rebuild by the end of their rebuilding periods.

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 22, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 0648-AW72, by any of the following methods:

    Email: MultsA16FEIS@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line RIN or text that identifies the subject Federal Register document open for comment.

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

    Fax: (978) 281-9135, Attn: Douglas Christel.

    Mail or hand-delivery: Paper, disk, or CD-ROM comments should be sent to Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope, "Comments on the NE Multispecies Amendment 16 FEIS.''

    Instructions: All comments received are part of the public record and will generally be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

    NMFS will accept anonymous comments (either N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

    Copies of Amendment 16, its Regulatory Impact Review (RIR), and the draft of the FEIS are available from Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. Copies of the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) are available from the Regional Administrator at the address above. The EIS/RIR/IRFA is also accessible via the Internet at http://www.nefmc.org/nemulti/index.html.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Christel, Fishery Policy Analyst, phone: 978-281-9141, fax: 978-281-9135.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25546.htm

  • Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable on Work Sharing for Patent Applications

    AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: In an effort to avoid duplication of work and to expedite the patent examination process, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been developing work-sharing initiatives in which an office uses, to the maximum extent practicable, the work already done by another office. The USPTO is conducting a roundtable to obtain input from diverse sources in the patent community and/or the public sector to evaluate views on work sharing. The roundtable is open to the public. The USPTO plans to invite a number of roundtable participants from patent user groups, practitioners, industry, independent inventor organizations, academia, and Government. To ensure that the USPTO is receiving a balanced array of views on work sharing, the USPTO also plans to have a few "at-large'' participants based upon requests received in response to this notice. To ensure that all who are speaking will have a meaningful chance to do so, the number of participants in the roundtable is limited. Those who wish to participate in the roundtable must do so by written request. Members of the public who wish solely to attend and observe the roundtable need not submit a request.

    In addition, any member of the public may submit written comments on issues raised at the roundtable or on any issue pertaining to work sharing.

    Dates and Times: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The deadline for receipt of requests to participate in the roundtable is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

    The deadline for receipt of written comments for consideration by the USPTO on issues raised at the roundtable or on any issue pertaining to work sharing is December 11, 2009.

    ADDRESSES: The roundtable will be held at the USPTO, Madison Auditorium, Concourse Level, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

    Requests to participate at the roundtable are required and must be submitted by electronic mail message through the Internet to elizabeth.shaw2@uspto.gov. Requests to participate at the roundtable should indicate the following information: (1) The name of the person desiring to participate and the person's contact information (telephone number and electronic mail address); and (2) the organization(s) the person represents, if any.

    Written comments should be sent by electronic mail message over the Internet addressed to IP.Policy@uspto.gov. Comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to: Mail Stop OIPPE, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, ATTN: Elizabeth Shaw. Although comments may be submitted by mail, the USPTO prefers to receive comments via the Internet.

    The written comments will be available for public inspection by appointment only at the Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement in the Executive Library located in Madison West, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Contact: Elizabeth Shaw at elizabeth.shaw2@uspto.gov or 571-272-8494.

    Because comments will be made available for public inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as an address or phone number, should not be included in the comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Shaw, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, by phone 571-272-8494, by facsimile to 571-273-0121, by e-mail at elizabeth.shaw2@uspto.gov or by mail addressed to: Mail Stop OIPPE, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450, ATTN: Elizabeth Shaw.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25262.htm

  • Sea Turtle Conservation; Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic

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

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: This rule implements an area closure and associated gear restrictions applicable to the bottom longline component of the reef fish fishery in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico to reduce incidental take and mortality of sea turtles. Specifically, this rule prohibits the use of bottom longline gear for the harvest of reef fish shoreward of a line approximating the 35-fathom depth contour in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and limits bottom longline vessels operating in the reef fish fishery east of longitude 85[deg]30'W to 1,000 hooks onboard, of which only 750 may be actively fished or rigged for fishing.

    DATES: This rule is effective on October 16, 2009.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Barnette, telephone: 727-551- 5794, fax: 727-824-5309, e-mail: michael.barnette@noaa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25359.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts for the SAB Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Mixtures Review Panel

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice request for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting public nominations of experts to form an SAB Ad Hoc Panel to review EPA's draft technical document entitled Development of a Relative Potency Factor (RPF) Approach for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Mixtures.

    DATES: Nominations should be submitted by November 12, 2009 per instructions below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this Request for Nominations may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), SAB Staff Office, by telephone/voice mail at (202) 343-9878; by fax at (202) 233-0643; or via e-mail at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found on the EPA SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25357.htm

  • Good Neighbor Environmental Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notification of meeting.


    SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) will hold a public teleconference on November 3, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The meeting is open to the public. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Dolores Wesson at the number listed below.

    Background: GNEB is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463. GNEB provides advice and recommendations to the President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico. Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss and approve the Good Neighbor Environmental Board's draft advice letter to the President on the environmental effects of the U.S.-Mexico border fence and associated infrastructure. The Board will also continue discussion on the Thirteenth Report to the President.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25592.htm

  • Modification to 2008 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Construction Activities

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: EPA Regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 today are proposing for public comment a modification to the 2008 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for stormwater discharges associated with construction activity in order to extend by one-year the expiration date of the permit. Hereinafter, these NPDES general permits will be referred to as "permit'' or "2008 construction general permit'' or "2008 CGP.'' The 2008 CGP was originally issued for a period not to exceed two (2) years. Today, EPA proposes to modify the CGP in order to extend the 2 year term of the 2008 CGP by one year so that it expires on June 30, 2011, instead of June 30, 2010. If EPA finalizes this action, the 2008 CGP will be in effect for a period of three (3) years. By Federal law, no NPDES permit may be issued for a period that exceeds five (5) years.

    DATES: Comments on EPA's proposal, including the draft permit, must be postmarked by November 18, 2009. If finalized as proposed, EPA would be extending the expiration date of the 2008 CGP until midnight June 30, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. To send comments directly to the docket for this notice, go to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.regulations.gov and enter Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0238 in the Search Box under "Comment or Submission.'' Comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to ow-docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0238. To send comments by mail in hard copy or via a Disk or CD/ROM, use the following address: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0238. To send comments by hand delivery or courier, deliver your comments to: Public Reading Room, Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW- 2008-0238. Further instructions for submitting comments are provided in Section I.C.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Schaner, Water Permits Division, Office of Wastewater Management (Mail Code: 4203M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., EPA East, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-0721; fax number: (202) 564-6431; e-mail address: schaner.greg@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25123.htm

  • Request for Nominations to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointments to fill vacancies on the Environmental Financial Advisory Board. Nominees should demonstrate experience in any of the following areas: Environmental economics, public utility finance and management, state revolving loan funds, environmental infrastructure financing, state/ local government, Tribal representatives and non-profit environmental group, corporate finance and investment banking, public-private partnerships, bond rating and financing, commercial banking, environmental engineering, accounting and/or auditing, and financial assurance mechanisms. In addition to this notice, other sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. The deadline for receiving nominations is November 10, 2009. Appointments will be made by the Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and will be announced during February 2010. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. Nominations for membership must include a resume describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee as well as experience. Contact details should include full name and title, business mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address. A supporting letter of endorsement is encouraged but not required.

    Address/Further Information Contact: Submit nomination materials by postal mail, electronic mail or fax to: Pamela Scott, Membership Coordinator, Environmental Financial Advisory Board, EPA, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., (2731R), Washington, DC 20460; or e-mail scott.pamela@epa.gov; phone 202-564- 6368; or fax 202-565-2587.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25168.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • 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 Board of Scientific Counselors, NIEHS.

    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 as indicated below in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual grant applications conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, and the competence of individual investigators, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25408.htm

  • Notice of Establishment

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the establishment of the Interdisciplinary Molecular Sciences and Training Integrated Review Group, (IRG).

    The IRG shall advise the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), on the scientific and technical merit of applications for grants-in-aid for research, research training or research-related grants and cooperative agreements, or contract proposals relating to scientific areas relevant to biological chemistry, biophysics and cell biology, drug discovery and development, devices and detection systems, biomaterials, delivery systems and nanotechnology, computational biology, imaging and data mining, genes, genomes and genetics, environmental monitoring, and basic translational oncology.

    Duration of this committee will be continuing with no specified end date.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25374.htm

  • Solicitation for Members of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

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

    ACTION: Notice.


    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300aa-5, Section 2105 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.

    SUMMARY: The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO), a program office within the Office of Public Health and Science, DHHS, is soliciting nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as public members to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The activities of this Committee are governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Management support for the activities of this Committee is the responsibility of the NVPO.

    Consistent with the National Vaccine Plan, the Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Health in his capacity as the Director of the National Vaccine Program, on matters related to the Program's responsibilities. Specifically, the Committee studies and recommends ways to encourage the availability of an adequate supply of safe and effective vaccination products in the United States; recommends research priorities and other measures to enhance the safety and efficacy of vaccines. The Committee also advises the Assistant Secretary for Health in the implementation of Sections 2102 and 2103 of the PHS Act; and identifies annually the most important areas of government and non-government cooperation that should be considered in implementing Sections 2102 and 2103 of the PHS Act.

    DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on November 16, 2009, at the address below.

    ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed or delivered to: Bruce G. Gellin, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Secretary, NVAC, Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 715-H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, DC 20201.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Andrea Krull, Public Health Advisor, National Vaccine Program Office, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 715-H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-5566; nvpo@hhs.gov.

    A copy of the Committee charter which includes the Committee's structure and functions as well as a list of the current membership can be obtained by contacting Ms. Krull or by accessing the NVAC Web site at: www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25079.htm

  • Homeland Security

  • Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters

    AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

    ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


    SUMMARY: This notice provides the times and locations of two public meetings which will be held by the Coast Guard (USCG) regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled "Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters'' that published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 28, 2009.

    DATES: Public meetings will be held in the Oakland, CA (October 27, 2009) and New York, NY (October 29, 2009) areas to provide opportunities for oral comments. The comment period for the NPRM closes on December 4, 2009. All comments and related material submitted after a meeting must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before December 4, 2009 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

    ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held at the Marriott Oakland City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94607, on October 27, 2009, and the Marriott New York Downtown, 85 West Street at Albany Street, New York, NY 10006, on October 29, 2009.

    All meetings will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. local time unless otherwise noted. The meetings may conclude before the allotted time if all matters of discussion have been addressed.

    You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG- 2001-10486 before or after the meeting using any one of the following methods:

    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.

    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. Our online docket for this rulemaking is available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG-2001-10486.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed rulemaking, call or e-mail Mr. John Morris, Project Manager, Environmental Standards Division, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, telephone 202-372-1433, e-mail: John.C.Morris@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366- 9826.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-25558.htm