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Individuals and representatives of Enforcement and Corrections details of the scope of accreditation, test
organizations who would like to offer Technology Center (NLECTC), and measurement equipment, personnel
comments and suggestions related to the laboratories interested in seeking requirements, validation of test
Committee’s affairs, or the WTC accreditation for the testing of personal methods, and reporting of test results.
Investigation are invited to request a body armor, and other interested NVLAP accreditation does not imply
place on the agenda. Approximately parties. The results of the workshop any guarantee (certification) of
one-half hour will be reserved for public discussions will be used in the laboratory performance or test/
comments, and speaking times will be development of the NVLAP Personal calibration data. NVLAP accreditation is
assigned on a first-come, first-served Body Armor Program. a finding of laboratory competence. All
basis. The amount of time per speaker There is no charge for the workshop; visitors to the NIST site are required to
will be determined by the number of however, because of security pre-register to be admitted. Anyone
requests received, but is likely to be 5 regulations, advance registration is wishing to attend this meeting must
minutes each. Questions from the public mandatory. There will be no on-site, register by close of business Wednesday,
will not be considered during this same-day registration. The registration December 6, 2006, in order to attend.
period. Speakers who wish to expand deadline is Wednesday, December 6, Please submit your name, time of
upon their oral statements, those who 2006. Please note admittance arrival, e-mail address and phone
had wished to speak but could not be instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY number to Hazel M. Richmond and she
accommodated on the agenda, and those INFORMATION section of this notice. will provide you with instructions for
who were unable to attend in person are DATES: The workshop will be held on admittance.
invited to submit written statements to Friday, December 8, 2006, from 9 a.m. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit
the National Construction Safety Team to 4:30 p.m. their country of citizenship, title,
Advisory Committee, National Institute ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held employer/sponsor, and address. Ms.
of Standards and Technology, 100 in the Administration Building Richmond’s e-mail address is
Bureau Drive, MS 8611, Gaithersburg, (Building 101), Lecture Room B, and her phone
MD 20899–8611, via fax at (301) 975– National Institute of Standards and number is (301) 975–3024.
6122, or electronically by e-mail to Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Dated: November 16, 2006. Gaithersburg, MD, 20899.
James E. Hill,
Since the meeting will be held by FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Acting Deputy Director.
teleconference, all those wishing to Hazel M. Richmond, (301) 975–3024,
speak must submit their request by [FR Doc. E6–19958 Filed 11–24–06; 8:45 am]
e-mail: The
e-mail to the attention of Mr. Stephen mailing address is 100 Bureau Drive, BILLING CODE 3510–13–P

Cauffman, by 5 p.m. Mail Stop 2140, Gaithersburg, MD,

EST on December 12, 2006. Instructions 20899–2140. Information regarding
on how and when to call in for the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
NVLAP and the accreditation process
public comment period will be provided can be viewed at National Oceanic and Atmospheric
to registered speakers by e-mail on nvlap. Administration
Dated: November 16, 2006. response to a request from the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
James E. Hill, Department of Justice (DOJ), National
Deputy Director. Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Office of Fish and Wildlife Service
[FR Doc. E6–20010 Filed 11–24–06; 8:45 am] Science and Technology, the NIST
[I.D. 110206F]
BILLING CODE 3510–13–P National Voluntary Laboratory
Accreditation Program (NVLAP) is Notice of Availability of Final
considering establishing an Environmental Impact Statement for
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE accreditation program for laboratories the Final Green Diamond Resource
that test ballistic- and stab-resistant Company Aquatic Habitat
National Institute of Standards and body armor models. Conservation Plan/Candidate
Technology NVLAP accreditation criteria are
Conservation Agreement with
established in accordance with the Code
National Voluntary Laboratory Assurances, Del Norte and Humboldt
of Federal Regulations (CFR, title 15,
Accreditation Program Workshop for Counties, CA
Part 285), NVLAP Procedures and
Laboratories Interested in the Personal General Requirements. To be accredited AGENCIES: National Marine Fisheries
Body Armor Testing Program by NVLAP, laboratories conducting Service, National Oceanic and
AGENCY: National Institute of Standards testing of personal body armor will be Atmospheric Administration,
and Technology, Commerce. required to meet ISO/IEC International Commerce; Fish and Wildlife Service,
ACTION: Notice of Public Workshop. Standard 17025, general requirements Interior.
for the competence of testing and ACTION: Notice of Availability of Final
SUMMARY: The National Voluntary calibration laboratories. In addition, for Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Laboratory Accreditation Program each new laboratory accreditation
(NVLAP) will hold a public workshop program (LAP), NVLAP works with the SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National
on December 8, 2006, at the National affected testing community to develop Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the
Institute of Standards and Technology program-specific technical National Marine Fisheries Service
(NIST) headquarters in Gaithersburg, requirements. These requirements tailor (NMFS) and the Fish and Wildlife
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MD. The purpose of the workshop is the the general accreditation criteria Service (FWS) (together, the Services)
exchange of information among NVLAP, referenced in Sections 4 and 5 of the advise the public of the availability of
the NIST Office of Law Enforcement NIST Handbook 150 to the test and the Final EIS on the applications by
Standards (OLES), the National Institute services in the new LAP. Program- Simpson Resource Company, now
of Justice’s (NIJ) National Law specific requirements include the Green Diamond Resource Company

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(Green Diamond), for a Section 10 also available for viewing in each of the and section 10(a)(1)(B) permit
incidental take permit and an following libraries: requirements in a single Plan. If the Plan
enhancement of survival permit 1. Eureka Main Library, 1313 3rd is approved and the Permits issued, take
(together, the Permits), and a Final Street, Eureka, CA; Telephone: (707) authorization of covered listed species
multi-species Aquatic Habitat 269–1900 would be effective at the time of permit
Conservation Plan/ Candidate 2. Fortuna Branch, Humboldt County issuance. Take of the currently non-
Conservation Agreement with Library, 775 14th Street, Fortuna, CA; listed species would be authorized
Assurances (AHCP/CCAA, or Plan) Telephone: (707) 725–3460 concurrent with species’ listing under
pursuant to the Endangered Species Act 3. Arcata Branch, Humboldt County the ESA, should they be listed during
of 1973, as amended (ESA). The Library, 500 7th Street, Arcata, CA; the duration of the Permits.
Services and Green Diamond also have Telephone: (707) 822–5924 Green Diamond owns and manages
developed an Implementation 4. Crescent City Library, 190 Price approximately 439,000 acres of
Agreement. The applicant seeks the Mall, Crescent City, CA; Telephone: commercial timberland in Del Norte and
Permits to authorize incidental take of (707) 464–9793 Humboldt Counties, CA. Approximately
specified covered species, including Background Information 417,000 acres of this property occurs in
some that may become listed during the watersheds with habitat important to
Section 9 of the ESA and Federal the conservation of salmonid species in
term of the Permits. The Permits are regulation prohibit the taking of an
sought to authorize incidental take of the North Coast region of California,
animal species listed as endangered or including, but not limited to, the
the covered species during forest threatened. The term ‘‘take’’ is defined
management and timber harvest in Del Winchuck River, Smith River, Klamath
under the ESA to mean harass, harm, River and its tributaries, Redwood
Norte and Humboldt Counties, CA, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap,
where Green Diamond owns lands or Creek, Little River, Mad River,
capture, or collect, or to attempt to tributaries to Humboldt Bay, Eel River,
harvesting rights, during the term of the engage in any such conduct. ‘‘Harm’’
proposed 50 year Permits and Plan. the Van Duzen River and others. Some
has been defined by FWS to include forest management and timber harvest
This notice is provided pursuant to ‘‘significant habitat modification or
applicable NEPA regulations (40 CFR activities have the potential to impact
degradation where it actually kills or species subject to protection under the
1506.6) to inform the public of the injures wildlife by significantly
proposed action, and to make available ESA.
impairing essential behavioral patterns, Green Diamond has developed a Plan,
for 30 days’ review the Final EIS, Plan, including breeding, feeding, and
and Implementation Agreement. The with technical assistance from the
sheltering.’’ Consistent with FWS, Services, to obtain Permits for take
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NMFS has defined ‘‘harm’’ as an act
also is publishing a similar notice. incidental to specified covered activities
which actually kills or injures fish or on approximately 417,000 acres of its
DATES: Written comments must be wildlife, and emphasizes that such acts commercial timberlands. Activities
received on or before December 27, may include ‘‘significant habitat proposed for Permit coverage include
2006. modification or degradation which the following: timber-product harvest;
ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent by actually kills or injures fish or wildlife forest product transportation; road and
any of the following methods: by significantly impairing essential landing construction, use, maintenance
• Mail: Please sed comments to Mr. behavioral patterns, including breeding, and decommissioning; site preparation;
John Clancy, National Marine Fisheries spawning, rearing, migrating, feeding, or tree planting; silvicultural thinning;
Service, Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, sheltering.’’ controlled burns; rock quarries and
1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, California The Services may issue two types of borrow pit operations; aquatic habitat
95521. permits under section 10(a) of the ESA restoration; and the management,
• E-mail: Comments can be submitted to non-federal landowners to take listed harvest, and sale of minor forest
by e-mail to species, under certain terms and products. The Plan also covers certain
• Fax: You may fax comments to conditions. FWS’ regulations governing monitoring activities and related
(707) 822–8411. permits for threatened and endangered scientific experiments in the Plan area.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. species are promulgated at 50 CFR 17.32 The proposed duration of the Plan is 50
Amedee Brickey, Fish and Wildlife and 50 CFR 17.22; NMFS’ regulations years.
Service, Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, governing permits for threatened and Green Diamond seeks a section
1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521, endangered species are promulgated at 10(a)(1)(B) incidental take permit from
(707) 822–7201; or Mr. John P. Clancy, 50 CFR 222.307. Green Diamond has NMFS that would authorize the take of
National Marine Fisheries Service, 1655 prepared their Plan to satisfy the fish in two Evolutionarily Significant
Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521, (707) application requirements for a section Units (ESUs) and one Distinct
825–5175. 10(a)(1)(B) incidental take permit under Population Segment (DPS), which are
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the ESA for, listed and non-listed, listed as threatened, incidental to
covered species under the jurisdiction otherwise lawful management activities:
Availability of Documents of NMFS. Green Diamond’s Plan was California Coastal Chinook salmon
Copies of the Final EIS, Plan, also prepared to satisfy the application (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) ESU,
Applications for Permits and requirements for a section 10(a)(1)(A) Southern Oregon/Northern California
Implementation Agreement are available enhancement of survival permit under Coast coho salmon (O. kisutch) ESU,
for public inspection during regular the ESA for non-listed covered species and Northern California steelhead (O.
business hours at the Arcata National under the jurisdiction of the FWS. mykiss) DPS. Green Diamond also is
Marine Fisheries Office and Arcata Fish Though the names of these two seeking coverage of fish in three
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and Wildlife Office (see FOR FURTHER permitting tools are different, the goals unlisted ESUs (Klamath Mountains
INFORMATION CONTACT). are similar, and the strategies for Province steelhead ESU, Upper
The documents can also be achieving those goals can overlap. Green Klamath/Trinity Rivers Chinook salmon
downloaded from the World Wide Web Diamond’s conservation strategy was ESU, and Southern Oregon and
at Copies are designed to fulfill section 10(a)(1)(A) Northern California Coastal Chinook

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salmon ESU) under specific provisions effects of the proposed action and each demonstrate that disclosure would
of the incidental take permit, should of the alternatives; and indicate any constitute a clearly unwarranted
these species be listed in the future. irreversible commitment of resources invasion of privacy. Unsupported
Green Diamond also has requested a that would result from implementation assertions will not meet this burden. In
section 10(a)(1)(A) enhancement of of the proposed action. the absence of exceptional,
survival permit from FWS that would documentable circumstances, this
authorize the take of the non-listed Alternatives
information will be released. We will
coastal cutthroat trout (O. clarki clarki), The Final EIS analyzes Green always make submissions from
rainbow trout (O. mykiss), southern Diamond’s proposal and four organization or businesses, and from
torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton alternatives. Under the Proposed individuals identifying themselves as
variegatus), and tailed frog (Ascaphus Action, the Services would issue the representatives of or officials of
truei) under specific provisions of the Permits and Green Diamond would organizations or businesses, available
enhancement of survival permit, should implement their proposed Plan on for public inspection in their entirety.
these species be listed in the future. approximately 417,000 acres of Green The Services will evaluate the
On July 11, 2000, the Services Diamond ’s California timberlands. application, associated documents, and
formally initiated an environmental Under the No Action Alternative, comments submitted to them in
review of the project through a Notice Permits would not be issued and Green preparation of the two Records of
of Intent to prepare an EIS in the Diamond would remain subject to the Decision. Permit decisions will be made
Federal Register (65 FR 42674). The prohibition on unauthorized taking of no sooner than 30 days after the
project proponent was Simpson Timber listed species. Under a Listed Species publication of the Final EIS and
Company. In December of 2001, Only Alternative (Alternative A), the completion of the Records of Decision.
Simpson Timber Company transferred Services would issue Permits only for This notice is provided pursuant to
all of its timberlands to Simpson currently listed species. The Simplified section 10(a) of the Federal ESA and the
Resource Company, and Simpson Prescriptions Alternative (Alternative B) applicable regulations for implementing
Resource Company became the project would provide coverage for the same NEPA, as amended (40 CFR 1506.6). We
proponent. The Notice of Intent also species as the Proposed Action, with provide this notice in order to allow the
announced a 30–day public scoping modified management obligations. The public, agencies, or other organizations
period, during which other agencies, Expanded Species/Geographic Area the opportunity to review these
tribes, and the public were invited to Alternative (Alternative C) would documents.
provide comments and suggestions expand the area of coverage and the
regarding issues and alternatives to be Dated: November 16, 2006.
number of species covered under the
included in the EIS. Four public scoping Permits. Angela Somma,
meetings were held over a two-day Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office
period on July 11 and July 12, 2000, in National Environmental Policy Act of Protected Resources, National Marine
Eureka and Crescent City, California, Proposed permit issuance triggers the Fisheries Service.
and a series of six informational need for compliance with the National Dated: November 7, 2006.
meetings with cooperating agencies and Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Ken McDermond,
local tribal groups also were held in accordingly the Services have prepared Deputy Operations Manager, California/
August and September 2000. a joint NEPA document. The Services Nevada Operations Office, Fish and Wildlife
On August 16, 2002, the Services are Co-Leads responsible for compliance Service, Sacramento, California.
published a Notice of Availability of the under NEPA. As NEPA Co-Lead [FR Doc. 06–9408 Filed 11–24–06; 8:45 am]
Draft Simpson Resource Company agencies, the Services are providing BILLING CODES 3510–22–S, 4310–55–S
Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan/ notice of the availability of the Final EIS
Candidate Conservation Agreement with and are making available for public
Assurances and Draft Environmental review the responses to comments on DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Impact Statement, Del Norte and the Draft EIS.
Humboldt Counties, California in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Federal Register (67 FR 53567). The Public Review
public review period was scheduled for The Services invite the public to
90 days from August 16, 2002, to review the Final EIS, Plan, and [I.D. 101206B]
November 14, 2002. Two public Implementing Agreement during a 30–
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions;
meetings were held on September 4, day waiting period [see DATES]. Any
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species;
2002, in Eureka, California. A total of 20 comments received, including names
Exempted Fishing, Scientific Research,
oral questions and comments were and addresses, will become part of the
Display Permits, and Chartering
received from two public meetings, and administrative records and may be made
25 comment letters were received, available to the public.
comprising 1,267 separate comments. A Our practice is to make comments, AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
response to each of these comments is including names, home addresses, home Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
included in the Final EIS. phone numbers, and email addresses of Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Effective May 1, 2004, Simpson respondents, available for public Commerce.
Resource Company, the project review. Individual respondents may ACTION: Notice of intent; request for
proponent, changed its name to Green request that we withhold their names comments.
Diamond Resource Company, and the and /or homes addresses, etc., but if you
Final EIS reflects that change. wish us to consider withholding this SUMMARY: NMFS announces its intent to
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The Final EIS is intended to information you must state this issue Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs),
accomplish the following: Inform the prominently at the beginning of your Scientific Research Permits (SRPs),
public of the proposed action and comments. In addition, you must Display Permits, Letters of
alternatives; disclose the direct, present a rationale for withholding this Acknowledgment (LOAs) and
indirect, and cumulative environmental information. This rationale must Chartering Permits for the collection of

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