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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 201 / Thursday, October 18, 2007 / Notices
Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilso Boulevard, Suite 295, Arlingon, Virginia 22230; telephone (703) 292–7556; or sent e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device 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 time, Monday through Friday. You may obtain a copy of the data collection instrument and instructions from Ms. Plimpton. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Descriptive and Exploratory Study of the National Science Foundation’s Small Grants for Exploratory Research Funding Mechanism. OMB Number: 3145–New. Expiration Date of Approval: Not applicable. Type of request: New. Abstract: The SGER funding mechanism was developed in 1989 by an external committee, and authorized by NSF Director Bloch for use beginning at the start of Fiscal Year 1990. The committee’s charge was to recommend whether NSF as a whole should adopt a mechanism similar to one that had been piloted by the Engineering Directorate, known as Small Grants for Expedited Research. While that title emphasized award timeliness, the mechanism’s purposes included funding innovative research ideas. The current formulation of SGER remains conceptually and administratively similar to its original purposes and practices. Over time, NSF has broadened award parameters (award ceiling and duration) and sharpened definitions of purposes (e.g., inserting the term Transformative Research). In at least one case the SGER mechanism was modified for a specific program purpose (the Nanoscale Exploratory Grants, which were externally reviewed). All applicants will be asked about topics relating to the application process (how they found out about SGER, why this mechanism and not a standard proposal, etc.). Awardees will also be asked about activities resulting from their awards, such as follow-on proposals, involvement of graduate students, and testing of new instrumentation. Declinees will be asked, for example, what action they took concerning the declined proposal (wrote standard proposal to NSF or another agency, and whether that was awarded). All applicants will be asked about the guidelines and funding and mechanism, and how they can be improved, e.g., through changes in their design components, expected outcomes, proposal review criteria, etc. The survey data collection will be done on the World Wide Web. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per response. Respondents: Government grant holders—Individuals. Estimated Number of Responses per Form: 2500. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 400 hours (800 respondents at 30 minutes per response). Frequency of Response: Once.
Dated: October 12, 2007. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 07–5137 Filed 10–17–07; 8:45 am]
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Preservation and Access Humanities Collections and Resources, submitted to the Division of Preservation and Access, at the July 17, 2007 deadline. 8. Date: November 29, 2007. Time: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Faculty Humanities Workshops, submitted to the Division of Education Programs, at the September 17, 2007 deadline.
Heather C. Gottry, Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–20546 Filed 10–17–07; 8:45 am]
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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Establish an Information Collection National Science Foundation. ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request clearance of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve clearance of this collection for no longer than three years. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by December 17, 2007 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Comments: Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:
Name: Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (#1171). Date/Time: November 8, 2007; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November 9, 2007; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation, 4121 Wilson Blvd., Room 555, Stafford II Arlington, VA 22230. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Mr. Tyrone Jordan, Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 905, Arlington, VA 22230, 703–292–8741. Summary Minutes: May be obtained from contact person listed above. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation on major goals and policies pertaining to Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate programs and activities. Agenda: Thursday, November 8, 2007. • Programmatic Updates—Science of Science and Innovation Policy, Science of Learning Centers. • Broadening Participation—Presentation of NSF-wide Working Group, SBE Specific Topics. • Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation. • Emerging Areas in SBE—Complexity and Systems Thinking Cyberinfrastructure, Environment, Neuroscience, Learning. Friday, November 9, 2007. • Working Group on Impact of Proposal Award & Management Mechanisms Briefing. • Discussion with Deputy Director, NSF.

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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 201 / Thursday, October 18, 2007 / Notices
• SBE Infrastructure—Current Status, Environmental Observatories, Data Dream machine. Dated: October 15, 2007. Susanne Bolton, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–20540 Filed 10–17–07; 8:45 am]
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II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing The NRC hereby provides notice that this is a proceeding on an application for a license amendment regarding a possession limit increase. In accordance with the general requirements in Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 2, as amended on January 14, 2004 (69 FR 2182), any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and who desires to participate as a party must file a written request for a hearing and a specification of the contentions which the person seeks to have litigated in the hearing. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.302 (a), a request for a hearing must be filed with the Commission either by: 1. First class mail addressed to: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications; 2. Courier, express mail, and expedited delivery services: Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal workdays; 3. E-mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, HEARINGDOCKET@NRC.GOV; or 4. By facsimile transmission addressed to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, at (301) 415–1101; verification number is (301) 415–1966. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.302 (b), all documents offered for filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all parties to the proceeding or their attorneys of record as required by law or by rule or order of the Commission, including: 1. The applicant, Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., 1205 Banner Hill Road, Erwin, Tennessee 37650, Attention: Ann M. Ward, General Counsel; and 2. The NRC staff, by delivery to the Office of the General Counsel, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, or by mail addressed to the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Hearing requests should also be transmitted to the Office of the General Counsel, either by means of facsimile transmission to (301) 415–3725, or by email to ogcmailcenter@nrc.gov. The formal requirements for documents contained in 10 CFR 2.304 (b), (c), (d), and (e), must be met. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.304 (f), a

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
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Notice of License Amendment Request of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Erwin, TN, and Opportunity To Request a Hearing Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of license amendment, and opportunity to request a hearing.
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A request for a hearing must be filed by December 17, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Ramsey, Senior Project Manager, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: (301) 492–3123; fax number: (301) 492–3359; e-mail: kmr@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
DATES:

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I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received, by letter dated May 15, 2007, a license amendment application from Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., requesting to increase the uranium235 possession limit at its facility site located in Erwin, Tennessee. License No. SNM–124 authorizes the licensee to manufacture nuclear reactor fuel. Specifically, the amendment provides authorization to receive and store more uranium-235 than the current license permits. An NRC administrative review, documented in a letter to Nuclear Fuel Services dated June 18, 2007, found the application acceptable to begin a technical review. If the NRC approves the amendment, the approval will be documented in an amendment to NRC License No. SNM–124. However, before approving the proposed amendment, the NRC will need to make the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and NRC’s regulations. These findings will be documented in a Safety Evaluation Report and an Environmental Assessment.

document filed by electronic mail or facsimile transmission need not comply with the formal requirements of 10 CFR 2.304 (b), (c), and (d), as long as an original and two (2) copies otherwise complying with all of the requirements of 10 CFR 2.304 (b), (c), and (d) are mailed within two (2) days thereafter to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309 (b), a request for a hearing must be filed by December 17, 2007. In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of 10 CFR 2.309, the general requirements involving a request for a hearing filed by a person other than an applicant must state: 1. The name, address, and telephone number of the requester; 2. The nature of the requester’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; 3. The nature and extent of the requester’s property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; 4. The possible effect of any decision or order that may be issued in the proceeding on the requester’s interest; and 5. The circumstances establishing that the request for a hearing is timely in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309 (b). In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309 (f)(1), a request for hearing or petitions for leave to intervene must set forth with particularity the contentions sought to be raised. For each contention, the request or petition must: 1. Provide a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted; 2. Provide a brief explanation of the basis for the contention; 3. Demonstrate that the issue raised in the contention is within the scope of the proceeding; 4. Demonstrate that the issue raised in the contention is material to the findings that the NRC must make to support the action that is involved in the proceeding; 5. Provide a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert opinions which support the requester’s/petitioner’s position on the issue and on which the requester/petitioner intends to rely to support its position on the issue; and 6. Provide sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law or fact. This information must include references to specific portions of the application (including the applicant’s environmental report and safety report) that the requester/petitioner disputes and the supporting reasons for each

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