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Federal Register Summary for week of 5 March

    Agriculture

  • Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of intent to establish the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee and call for nominations.


    SUMMARY: The Secretary of Agriculture intends to establish the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee (Committee) pursuant to Title IV, Section 4003(e) of Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-11) passed into law on March 30, 2009. The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee is being established to evaluate, and provide recommendations on each project proposal that has been submitted under Section 4003(c)(2) of this act. As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, charters for Federal advisory committees must be renewed every 2 years. The Committee is soliciting nominations to fill no more than 15 vacancies with terms up to 2 years. The public is invited to submit nominations for membership on the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee.

    DATES: All nominations must be received in writing by March 22, 2010. Nominations must contain a completed application packet that includes the nominee's name, resume, and completed form AD-755 (Advisory Committee Membership Background Information). The package must be sent to the address below.

    ADDRESSES: Send nominations and applications to William Timko, USDA Forest Service; Forest Management, Room 3NW; 201 14th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024 by express mail or overnight courier service. If sent via the U.S. Postal Service, they must be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Management, National Forest System, Mail Stop 1103, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1123.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Peterson, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Forest System, Forest Management; telephone 202- 205-0893, fax 202-205-1045, e-mail: tpeterson01@fs.fed.us, or contact William Timko, U.S. Department of Agriculture; National Forest System, Forest Management, telephone 202-205-0893, fax 202-205-1045, e-mail: btimko@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1- 800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4686.htm

  • Commerce

  • Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1

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

    ACTION: Notice of availability (NOA); request for comments.


    SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted CE-BA 1 which includes amendments to the following South Atlantic fishery management plans (FMPs): the FMP for Coral, Coral reefs, and Live/Hard Bottom Habitats of the South Atlantic Region (Coral FMP); the FMP for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic States (Dolphin and Wahoo FMP); the FMP for Golden Crab of the South Atlantic Region (Golden Crab FMP); the FMP for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Shrimp FMP); and the FMP for the Snapper- Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); as well as the FMP for Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Resources (CMP FMP); and the FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (Spiny Lobster FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils.

    Management actions proposed in CE-BA 1 include the establishment of deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (CHAPCs) to protect what is currently thought to be the largest distribution (>23,000 square miles) of pristine deepwater coral ecosystems in the world. Actions in the amendment would prohibit the use of bottom damaging fishing gear and allow for the creation of allowable fishing zones within the CHAPCs in the historical fishing grounds of the golden crab and deepwater shrimp fisheries while extending protection for deepwater coral ecosystems. CE-BA 1 would also amend the Coral, Shrimp, Coastal Migratory Pelagics, Golden Crab, Spiny Lobster, Dolphin-Wahoo, and Snapper-Grouper FMPs to provide spatial information on previously designated essential fish habitat (EFH).

    DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., eastern time, on May 3, 2010.

    ADDRESSES: Comments on CE-BA 1, identified by 0648-AY32, may be submitted by any one of the following methods:

    Electronic submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal rule-making portal: http://www.regulations.gov

    Mail: Karla Gore, NMFS, Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

    Fax: (727) 824-8308 Attn: Karla Gore.

    Instructions: No comments will be posted for public viewing until after the comment period is over. All comments received are a 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. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

    Copies of CE-BA 1, which includes a final environmental impact statement, a regulatory impact review, a regulatory flexibility analysis, and a fishery impact statement are available from the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone 843-571-4366; fax 843-769-4520; e-mail safmc@safmc.net.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karla Gore, telephone: 727-824-5305; fax: 727-824-5308; e-mail: Karla.Gore@noaa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4623.htm

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of availability of funds.

    SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that it is holding a competition for the NIST Construction Grant Program, and is soliciting proposals for financial assistance for FY 2010. The goals and objectives of the program are to provide competitively awarded grant funds for research science buildings through the construction of new buildings or expansion of existing buildings.

    DATES: A Letter of Intent (Form NIST-1102) is required and must be received no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, March 29, 2010. The corresponding full proposal must be received no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, April 26, 2010. Review, selection, and grant award processing is expected to be completed in September 2010.

    ADDRESSES: Letters of Intent may only be submitted by paper to: National Institute of Standards and Technology; Construction Grant Program; 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701; Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701; Attn: Anneke Tingle-- 301-975-5060. The corresponding full proposals may be submitted by paper or electronically. Paper Submissions: National Institute of Standards and Technology; Construction Grant Program; 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701; Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701; Attn: Anneke Tingle--301-975-5060. Electronic submissions: http://www.grants.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Lambis at 301-975-4447 or by e-mail at barbara.lambis@nist.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4286.htm

  • Science Advisory Board; Notice of Open Meeting

    AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday March 23, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 24, 2010, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the web page http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

    Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Dupont Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, DC 20036. Telephone: 202-483-6000. Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30- minute public comment period on March 23 at 5 p.m. (check website to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by March 16, 2010 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after March 16, 2010, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Final Report from the Oceans and Health Working Group; (2) Recommendations from the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group; (3) NOAA Response to the SAB Report on Social Sciences in NOAA; (4) NOAA Response to the SAB Report on Stakeholder Engagement; (5) NOAA Response to the SAB Recommendations on Ocean Acidification; (6) NOAA Integrated Weather Radar Plan and 2025 Vision; (7) An Update on the NOAA Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project; (8) Draft U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Road Map: Executive Overview; (9) NOAA Response to the SAB Climate Service Options Report and (10) NOAA Next Generation Strategic Plan.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301- 713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB Website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4522.htm

  • Council on Environmental Quality

  • Draft Principles and Standards Sections of the "Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies''; Initiation of Revision and Request for Comments

    AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

    ACTION: Notice of the extension of comment period.


    SUMMARY: This notice extends the comment period on a notice published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2009 (74 FR 65102). The original date that the comment period would end was March 5, 2010. That date will now be extended until April 5, 2010.

    Section 2031 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-114) directs the Secretary of the Army to revise the "Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies,'' (P&G) dated March 10, 1983, consistent with a number of considerations enumerated in the statute. The Administration has initiated the development of uniform planning standards for the development of water resources that would apply to water resources development programs and activities government-wide, to agencies in addition to the traditional water resources development agencies covered under the current Principles and Guidelines: the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation (Interior), Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA), and Tennessee Valley Authority. Therefore, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget, has implemented a two phase interagency process revising the planning guidance. The first phase focused on facilitating interagency revisions to the "Principles and Standards'' (Chapter I of the existing P&G) of Principles and Guidelines for planning water resources projects. The second phase will address revisions to the Procedures (Chapters II through IV of the 1983 P&G).

    Upon approval of the revised "Principles and Standards'' and the future revision of the Procedures, the entire revision will apply to Federal water resources implementation studies including project reevaluations and modifications except those commenced prior to the issuance of the revised guidance. The purpose of this notice is to provide an opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to submit comments on the revised "Principles and Standards''. Using these comments and those from the National Academy of Sciences, CEQ will lead an interagency effort to finalize the Principles and Standards and draft the Procedures sections of the Principles and Guidelines.

    Draft Document For Review: The draft "Principles and Standards'' for review can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG/ or, upon request, will be provided by mail or e-mail.

    DATES: CEQ is extending the written comments period, they will be accepted through April 5, 2010.

    ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in writing to the Council on Environmental Quality, Attn: Terry Breyman, 722 Jackson Place, NW., Washington, DC 20503, via e-mail to P&G@ceq.eop.gov, FAX 202-456-6546, or submitted via the CEQ Web page at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Breyman, Deputy Associate Director for Natural Resources, at 202-456-9721.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4501.htm

  • Energy

  • Environmental Management Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.

    DATES: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    ADDRESSES: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri Lamb, Designated Federal Officer, EMAB (EM-42), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone (202) 586-9007; fax (202) 586- 0293 or e-mail: terri.lamb@em.doe.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4521.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues related to the Re- Evaluation of Human Health Effects of Atrazine: Review of Experimental Animal and In Vitro Studies and Drinking Water Monitoring Frequency.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on April 26-29, 2010, and will begin on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 1 p.m. On April 27-29, 2010, the meeting will be held from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Comments. The Agency encourages that written comments be submitted by April 12, 2010 and requests for oral comments be submitted by April 19, 2010. However, written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the date of the meeting, but anyone submitting written comments after April 12, 2010 should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    Nominations. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before March 19, 2010.

    Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 1001 14th St., NW., Washington, DC, 20005. The telephone number for the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel is (202) 682- 0111.

    Comments. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0125; by one of the following methods:

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

    Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.

    Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket Facility's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

    Instructions. Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP- 2010-0125. If your comments contain any information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to obtain special instructions before submitting your comments. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line 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 website 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 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 docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. 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, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

    Nominations, requests to present oral comments, and requests for special accommodations. Submit nominations to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP, requests for special seating accommodations, or requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Bailey, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-2045; fax number: (202) 564-8382; e-mail address: bailey.joseph@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4540.htm

  • Request for Nominations to the EPA Human Studies Review Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) is soliciting nominations of people qualified in the areas of bioethics, biostatistics, human health risk assessment and human toxicology to serve on the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB). The HSRB is a Federal advisory committee, operating in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. 2 Sec. 9, providing advice and recommendations to EPA on scientific and ethical aspects of research with human subjects.

    DATES: Nominations ("comments'') should be submitted to EPA no later than March 22, 2010.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your nominations, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ- ORD-2010-0195, by any of the following methods:

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

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

    USPS Mail: ORD Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    Hand or Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room 3304, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0195. Deliveries are accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

    Instructions: Direct your nominations to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD- 2010-0195. EPA's policy is that all nominations 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 nomination includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected from disclosure.

    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 nomination. By contrast, if you send an e-mail nomination directly to EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the nomination that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit a nomination electronically, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your nomination and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your nomination due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider it. 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 under the docket number. Even though it will be listed by title in the index, some information is not publicly available; e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Copyright material will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the ORD Docket, EPA/DC, Room 3334, EPA West, 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: Jim Downing, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail Code 8105R, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2468, fax number: (202) 564-2070, e-mail: downing.jim@epa.gov.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4703.htm

  • Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board; Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making.

    DATES: The meeting dates are March 30, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 31, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Science Advisory Board Conference Center, 1025 F Street, NW., Suite 3705, Washington, DC 20004.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information about this meeting must contact Dr. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Nugent may be contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; or via telephone/voice mail; (202) 343-9981; fax (202) 233-0643; or e- mail at nugent.angela@epa.gov. General information about the EPA SAB, as well as any updates concerning the public meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4537.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Proposed Collection; Comment Request; The Agricultural Health Study: A Prospective Cohort Study of Cancer and Other Disease Among Men and Women in Agriculture (NCI)

    SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

    Proposed Collection: Title: The Agricultural Health Study: A Prospective Cohort Study of Cancer and Other Disease Among Men and Women in Agriculture (NCI) (OMB: 0925-0406). Type of Information Collection Request: Revision. Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of this information collection is to continue and complete updating the occupational and environmental exposure information as well as medical history information for respondents enrolled in the Agriculture Health Study. This represents a request to continue and complete phase III (2005-2010) of the study. The primary objectives of the study are to determine the health effects resulting from occupational and environmental exposures in the agricultural environment. Secondary objectives include evaluating biological markers that may be associated with agricultural exposures and risk of certain types of cancer. Questionnaire data will be collected by using computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) and in- person interview (CAPI) systems for telephone screeners and home visit interviews, respectively. Some respondents will also be asked to participate in the collection of biospecimens including blood, urine, and buccal cells (loose cells from the respondent's mouth). The findings will provide valuable information concerning the potential link between agricultural exposures and cancer and other chronic diseases among agricultural Health Study cohort members, and this information may be generalized to the entire agricultural community. Frequency of Response: One or Three. Affected Public: Private Sector, Farms. Type of Respondents: Licensed pesticide applicators and their spouses.

    The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at $16,153 each year for a three-year period.

    There are no capital costs, operating costs, and/or maintenance costs to report.

    Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Michael Alavanja, Dr.P.H, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Executive Plaza South, Room 8000, 6120 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20892, or call 301-496-9093, or e-mail your request, including your address to: alavanjm@mail.nih.gov.

    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4567.htm

  • Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reinstatement of OMB No. 0925-0601/exp. 02/28/2010, Request for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Line To Be Approved for Use in NIH Funded Research

    SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a reinstatement of approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2009, page 48973 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    Proposed Collection: Title: Request for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Line to be Approved for Use in NIH Funded Research. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision, OMB 0925-0601, Expiration Date 02/28/ 2010, Form Number: NIH 2890. Need and Use of Information Collection: The form is used by applicants to request that human embryonic stem cell lines be approved for use in NIH funded research. Frequency of response: Applicants may submit applications at any time; this request is a one-time submission. Affected Public: Business or other for- profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, Local or Tribal Government. Type of Respondents: Adult scientific professionals. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 160,135; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours per Response: 14; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 2,251,500. The estimated annualized cost to respondents is $78,802,500.

    Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Ms. Mikia Currie, Division of Grants Policy, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH, Rockledge 1 Building, Room 3505, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7974, or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-0941, or E-mail your request, including your address to: curriem@od.nih.gov.

    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-4301.htm

  • Interior

  • General Provisions; Revised List of Migratory Birds

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, revise the List of Migratory Birds by both adding and removing numerous species. Reasons for the changes to the list include correcting previous mistakes including misspellings, adding species based on new evidence of occurrence in the United States or U.S. territories, removing species no longer known to occur within the United States, and changing names based on new taxonomy. The net increase of 175 species (186 added and 11 removed) brings the total number of species protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to 1007. We regulate most aspects of the taking, possession, transportation, sale, purchase, barter, exportation, and importation of migratory birds. An accurate and up-to- date list of species protected by the MBTA is essential for regulatory purposes.

    DATES: This rule is effective March 31, 2010.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Doyle, Wildlife Biologist, Division of Migratory Bird Management, at 703-358-1799.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-3294.htm

  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meetings

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice.


    Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of three meetings of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). The Review Committee will meet on May 14, 2010; June 11, 2010; and November 17-19, 2010.

    The May 14 and June 11 meetings will be conducted via teleconference. They are scheduled from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, but may conclude earlier if all business is completed.

    Persons not making presentations, but who wish to listen to the May 14 or June 11 teleconference, may obtain a call-in number and access code by sending an e-mail message to nagpra@rap.midco.net. In the subject line, write either "May 14 teleconference'' or "June 11 teleconference.'' Send a separate e-mail message for each teleconference to which you wish to listen. In the body of your message, include the name, affiliation (tribe, institution, agency, or other organization), mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each person who will be listening on the same line. The deadlines for registering to listen to a teleconference are April 19, 2010 (for the May 14 meeting); and May 17, 2010 (for the June 11 meeting).

    The agenda for the May 14 meeting will include the selection of the Chair; introduction of the subcommittee drafting the Review Committee's Report to Congress for 2009; presentation and discussion of the intended scope of the Report to Congress; presentations to the Review Committee by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and Federal agencies on both the positive experiences and the barriers encountered with NAGPRA compliance; other presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public; and National NAGPRA Program reports. The final agenda for this meeting will be posted on or before April 23, 2010, at http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra.

    The agenda for the June 11 meeting will include the presentation by the subcommittee of the draft Review Committee Report to Congress for 2009; discussion of the draft Report to Congress and approval, or conditional approval, of the draft Report; appointment of the subcommittee to draft the Review Committee's Report to Congress for 2010, and discussion of the intended scope of the Report; requests to the Review Committee for a recommendation on the disposition, per agreement, of Native American human remains determined to be culturally unidentifiable; and presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public. The final agenda for this meeting will be posted on or before May 21, 2010, at http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra.

    The November 17-19 meeting will take place in Washington, DC, at the Yates Auditorium of the Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW. Meeting sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m., and will end at 5 p.m. each day. The agenda for this meeting will include the presentation by the subcommittee of the draft Review Committee Report to Congress for 2010; discussion of the draft Report to Congress and approval, or conditional approval, of the draft Report; appointment of the subcommittee to draft the Review Committee's Report to Congress for 2011, and discussion of the intended scope of the Report; National NAGPRA reports; the selection of dates and sites for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 meetings; requests to the Review Committee for a recommendation on the disposition, per agreement, of Native American human remains determined to be culturally unidentifiable; presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public; requests to the Review Committee, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 (c)(3), for review and findings of fact related to the identity or cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the return of such items; and the hearing of disputes among parties convened by the Review Committee, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 (c)(4). The final agenda for this meeting will be posted on or before October 22, 2010, at http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra.

    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-3763.htm