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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 18-21 January 2005

COMMERCE

Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC)

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

Dates: February 11, 2005.

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, Room 3407.

SUMMARY: The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) will hold a plenary meeting on February 11, 2005, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, in Room 3407. The ETTAC will discuss Tsunami Relief efforts and how environmental technologies companies can assist with the efforts, as well as continuing discussions on trade
liberalization in environmental goods and services. The meeting is open to the public and time will be permitted for public comment. Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome anytime before or after the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting.

The ETTAC is mandated by Public Law 103-392. It was created to advise the U.S. government on environmental trade policies and programs, and to help it to focus its resources on increasing the exports of the U.S. environmental industry. ETTAC operates as an advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce and the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 1994. It was most recently rechartered until May 30, 2006.

For further information phone Joseph Ayoub, Office of Environmental Technologies Industries (ETI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-0313 or 5225. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to
OEEI at (202) 482-5225.

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DEFENSE

Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY: In accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting.
The meeting is open to the public.
Name of Committee: Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board
(EAB).
Date: February 2, 2005.
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel Alexandria-Old Town, 1900 Diagonal
Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 684-5900.
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Norman Edwards, Headquarters, U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC 20314-1000; phone: 202-761-
1934.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board advises the Chief of Engineers on
environmental policy, identification and resolution of environmental issues and missions, and addressing challenges, problems and opportunities in an environmentally sustainable manner. The EAB will be meeting with the current Chief of Engineers for the first time. The public meeting will focus on general issues of national significance
rather than on individual project or region related topics. Time will be provided for public comment. Each speaker will be limited to no more than three minutes in order to accommodate as many people as possible within the limited time available.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-902.htm

EDUCATION

Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher and Student
Development Service

ACTION: Notice Announcing Technical Assistance Workshops for fiscal year (FY) 2005 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program.

SUMMARY: This notice provides information about three one-day technical assistance workshops to assist institutions of higher education, local education agencies, and States interested in preparing grant applications for FY 2005 new awards under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program. Program staff will present information about the purpose of the GEAR UP
Program, selection criteria, application content, submission procedures, and reporting requirements.Although the Department has not yet announced an application deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2005 competition, the Department is holding these workshops to give potential applicants guidance for preparing applications for the competition we expect to conduct in FY 2005. Specific requirements for the FY 2005 competition will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. This notice announces the technical assistance workshops only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Oliphant, Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6101, Washington, DC 20006-8513. Telephone: (202) 502-7676.If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audio tape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The technical assistance workshops will be
held as follows:
1. Washington, DC: Monday, January 31, Registration, 8-9 a.m.
Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC, Telephone: 202-483-3000.
2. Sacramento, CA: Wednesday, February 2, Registration, 8-9 a.m.
Red Lion Hotel 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA, Telephone:
916-922-8041
3. St. Louis, MO: Friday, February 4, Registration, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Ritz Carlton 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO,
Telephone: 314-863-6300.
All Technical Assistance Workshop sessions will be conducted from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. each day. There is no registration fee for these workshops.
However, space is limited. Attendees are required to make their own
reservations directly with the hotel. The Department has reserved a
limited number of rooms at each of the hotel sites at a special
government room rate. To reserve this rate, be certain to inform the
hotel that you are attending the ``U.S. Department of Education GEAR UP
Program Technical Assistance Workshop.''

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/E5-210.htm

HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Harry S. Truman Scholarship 2005 Competition

AGENCY: Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

ACTION: Notice of closing for nominations from eligible institutions of
higher education.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the authority
contained in the Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship Act, Public Law
93-642 (20 U.S.C. 2001), nominations are being accepted from eligible
institutions of higher education for 2005 Truman Scholarships.
Procedures are prescribed at 45 CFR part 1801.

In order to be assured consideration, the Truman Scholarship
Foundation, 712 Jackson Place, NW., Washington, DC 20006, must receive
all documentation in support of nominations no later than February 7,
2005, from participating institutions.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-1048.htm


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Availability of Final Toxicological Profiles

AGENCY: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR),

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the sixteenth set of
final toxicological profiles of priority hazardous substances prepared
by ATSDR. This set comprises two new and three updated profiles.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carolyn Askew, Office of
Communication, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry,
Mailstop E-29, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333;
telephone 1-888-422-8737 or (404)498-0259.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) (Pub. L. 99-499) amends the Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) (42
U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) by establishing certain requirements for ATSDR and
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with regard to hazardous
substances that are most commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA
National Priorities List (NPL). Among these statutory requirements is a
mandate for the Administrator of ATSDR to prepare toxicological
profiles for each substance included on the priority list of hazardous
substances. This list identifies 275 hazardous substances that ATSDR
and EPA have determined pose the most significant potential threat to
human health. The availability of the revised list of the 275 priority
substances was announced in the Federal Register on November 7, 2003
(68 FR 63098). For prior versions of the list of substances, see
Federal Register notices dated April 17, 1987 (52 FR 12866); October
20, 1988 (53 FR 41280); October 26, 1989 (54 FR 43619); October 17,
1990 (55 FR 42067); October 17, 1991 (56 FR 52166); October 28, 1992
(57 FR 48801); February 28, 1994 (59 FR 9486); April 29, 1996 (61 FR
18744; November 17, 1997 (62 FR 61332); October 21, 1999 (64 FR 56792);
and October 25, 2001 (66 FR 54014).

Notice of the availability of drafts of these two new and three
updated toxicological profiles for public review and comment was
published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2002, (67 FR 65357),
with notice of a 90-day public comment period for each profile,
starting from the actual release date. Following the close of the
comment period, chemical-specific comments were addressed, and, where
appropriate, changes were incorporated into each profile. The public
comments and other data submitted in response to the Federal Register
notices bear the docket control number ATSDR-187. This material is
available for public inspection at the Division of Toxicology, Agency
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1825 Century Boulevard,
Atlanta, Georgia, (not a mailing address) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.

Availability
This notice announces the availability of two new and three updated
final toxicological profiles comprising the sixteenth set prepared by
ATSDR. The following toxicological profiles are now available through
the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service
(NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161; telephone 1-
800-553-6847. There is a charge for these profiles as determined by
NTIS.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-1091.htm


INTERIOR

Migratory Bird Hunting; Application for Approval of Tungsten-
Iron-Copper-Nickel Shot as Nontoxic for Waterfowl Hunting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) hereby provides
public notice that Spherical Precision, Inc. of Tustin, California, has
applied for approval of 40 to 76 percent tungsten, 10 to 37 percent
iron, 9 to 16 percent copper, and 5 to 7 percent nickel shot as
nontoxic for waterfowl hunting in the United States. The Service has
initiated review of the shot under the criteria set out in Tier 1 of
the nontoxic shot approval procedures given at 50 CFR 20.134.

DATES: A comprehensive review of the Tier 1 information is to be
concluded by March 22, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The Spherical Precision, Inc. application may be reviewed in
Room 4091 at the Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird
Management, 4501 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia. Comments on
this notice may be submitted to the Division of Migratory Bird
Management at 4401 North Fairfax Drive, MS MBSP-4107, Arlington, VA
22203-1610. Comments will become part of the Administrative Record for
the review of the application. The public may review the record at the
Division of Migratory Bird Management, Room 4091, 4501 North Fairfax
Drive, Arlington, Virginia.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of
Migratory Bird Management, (703) 358-1714, or George T. Allen, Wildlife
Biologist, Division of Migratory Bird Management, (703) 358-1825.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (Act)
(16 U.S.C. 703-712 and 16 U.S.C. 742a-j) implements migratory bird
treaties between the United States and Great Britain for Canada (1916
and 1996 as amended), Mexico (1936 and 1972 as amended), Japan (1972
and 1974 as amended), and Russia (then the Soviet Union, 1978). These
treaties protect certain migratory birds from take, except as permitted
under the Act. The Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior
to regulate take of migratory birds in the United States. Under this
authority, the Fish and Wildlife Service controls the hunting of
migratory game birds through regulations in 50 CFR part 20.
Since the mid-1970s, the Service has sought to identify types of
shot for waterfowl hunting that are not toxic to migratory birds or
other wildlife when ingested. We have approved several types of shot as
nontoxic and added them to the migratory bird hunting regulations in 50
CFR 20.21. Use of shot types other than those listed in 50 CFR
20.21(j)(1) for hunting waterfowl and coots and any species that make
up aggregate bag limits is prohibited. We will continue to review all
shot types submitted for approval as nontoxic.

Spherical Precision has submitted its application with the counsel
that it contained all of the specified information for a complete Tier
1 submittal, and has requested unconditional approval pursuant to the
Tier 1 time frame. The Service has determined that the application is
complete, and has initiated a comprehensive review of the Tier 1
information. After the review, the Service will either publish a Notice
of Review to inform the public that the Tier 1 test results are
inconclusive or publish a proposed rule for approval of the candidate
shot. If the Tier 1 tests are inconclusive, the Notice of Review will
indicate what other tests will be required before we will again
consider approval of the Tungsten-Iron-Copper-Nickel shot as nontoxic.
If the Tier 1 data review results in a preliminary determination that
the candidate material does not pose a significant toxicity hazard to
migratory birds, other wildlife, or their habitats, the Service will
commence with a rulemaking proposing to approve the candidate shot.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-1140.htm


NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINSTRATION

NASA Solar System Exploration Strategic Roadmap Committee;
Meeting

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public
Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration announces a meeting of the NASA Solar System Exploration
Strategic Roadmap Committee.

DATES: Thursday, February 3, 2005, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, February
4, 2005, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: NASA Ames Conference Center, Bldg 3, 500 Severyns Road,
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rho Christensen at (650) 604-2476.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to
the seating capacity of the meeting room. Attendees will be requested
to sign a register.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

--Introductory remarks and team logistics.
--Strategic Roadmap and Integration Overview.
--Review of prior Solar System roadmaps and strategies: NRC survey
report, 2003 Strategic Roadmap, Solar System Exploration White Paper.
--Strategic Process: Pathways/Options/Decision Points/
Interdependencies.
--Plan for completing the new Strategic Roadmap.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-953.htm


NASA Exploration Transportation System Strategic Roadmap
Committee; Meeting

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public
Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the
NASA Exploration Transportation System Strategic Roadmap Committee.

DATES: Thursday, February 3, 2005, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday,
February 4, 2005, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

ADDRESSES: Sheraton Safari Hotel, 12205 Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando,
FL 32836.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Dana Gould, MS 149, National
Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center, Hampton,
VA 23681-2199 (757) 864-7747.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to
the capacity of the room. Visitors to the meeting will be requested to
sign a visitor's register.
The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics:

--Background and Stage Setting for Exploration Transportation System
Strategic Roadmap.
--Exploration Transportation Strategic Roadmap Framework Introduction.
--Exploration Transportation Strategic Roadmap Initial Development.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-952.htm

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