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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 6-10 June 2005


AGRICULTURE

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Proposed Revised Guidelines for State Plans of Work for the Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds

AGENCY: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY: The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is requesting public comment on the proposed revised Guidelines for State Plans of Work for the Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds [64 FR 19242-19248]. These guidelines prescribe the procedures to be followed by the eligible institutions receiving Federal agricultural research and extension formula funds under the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 361a et seq.); sections 3(b)(1) and (c) of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, as amended (7 U.S.C. 343 (b)(1) and (c)); and sections 1444 and 1445 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3221 and 3222). The recipients of these funds are commonly referred to as the 1862 land-grant institutions and 1890 land-grant institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University. CSREES also is requesting public comment on the revision of a previously approved information collection (OMB No. 0524-0036) associated with these guidelines.

DATES: Written comments are invited from interested individuals and organizations. To be considered in the formulation of the guidelines, comments must be received on or before July 7, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Mail: Planning and Accountability, Office of the Administrator; CSREES-USDA; Mail Stop 2214; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, DC 20250-2214. Hand Delivery: Planning and Accountability, Office of the Administrator; CSREES-USDA; Room 1314; 800 9th Street, SW.; Washington, DC 20024. Email: . Fax: 202-720-4730 to the attention of Bart Hewitt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bart Hewitt; Program Analyst, Planning and Accountability, Office of the Administrator; CSREES-USDA; Washington, DC 20250; at 202-720-5623, 202-720-7714 (fax) or via electronic mail at .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-11280.htm

COMMERCE

NOAA Coral Ecosystem Research Plan Part I: National Priorities Draft

AGENCY: Coral Reef Conservation Program, NOAA

ACTION: Notice and request for public comment.

SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to announce the availability of the Draft NOAA Coral Ecosystem Research Plan Part I: National Priorities for public comment. The Draft NOAA Coral Ecosystem Research Plan is being developed by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program to set priorities and guide NOAA-supported coral ecosystem research for fiscal year 2005 to 2010, including research conducted through extramural partners, grants, and contracts. The Draft NOAA Coral Ecosystem Research Plan covers all coral reef ecosystems under the jurisdiction of the United States and the Pacific Freely Associated States; and is written for a broad audience, including resource managers, scientists, policy makers, and the public.

DATES: Comments on this draft document must be submitted by July 11, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The Draft NOAA Coral Ecosystem Research Plan Part I: National Priorities will be available at the following location http://www.nurp.noaa.gov/Docs/ NOAA-- CoralResearchPlanPartI--FRN.pdf.

The public is encouraged to submit comments on the Draft NOAA Coral Ecosystem Research Plan Part I: National Priorities electronically to . For commenters who do not have access to a computer, comments on the document may be submitted in writing to: NOAA Research, c/o Kimberly Puglise, NOAA's Undersea Research Program, 1315 East-West Highway R/NURP, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Puglise by mail at NOAA's Undersea Research Program, 1315 East-West Highway R/NURP, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 or phone (301) 713-2427 ext. 199 or e-mail at .

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-11430.htm

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