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Targeted Watersheds Grant Web site at The Part 22 rules and the Clean Water —The Region’s homepage should Act do not define what methods of include a link entitled ‘‘Public
Dated: August 22, 2006. notice are reasonable. Courts have Notices Under Sections 309(g)and
Bonnie Thie,
recognized that the Internet may be one 311(b)(6) of the Clean Water Act and
method reasonably calculated to Section 1423(c) of the Safe Drinking
Acting Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans
provide public notice. Thus, for Water Act.’’ (Public Notice).
and Watersheds.
example in discussing service of process —The Public Notice Web page should
[FR Doc. 06–7216 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am]
by e-mail, the United States Court of provide a link to the actual notices as
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has well as the docket number, the date
recently described in broad language a the notice is posted, the Respondent’s
court’s authority to adapt its procedures name, the state where they are
to meet technological advances as located, and the proposed penalty.
follows: —The notice should be accessible from
[EPA–HQ–OECA–2006–0748; FRL–8213–1] ‘‘In proper circumstances, this broad the Public Notice Web page in html
constitutional principle [i.e., that the selected format or as a PDF file which includes
Notice of Intent To Provide Internet method of service must be reasonably all the information required under 40
Publication of Proposed Penalties calculated to provide notice and an CFR 22.45(b)(2).
under the Clean Water Act and Safe opportunity to respond] unshackles the
federal courts from anachronistic methods of
—The Public Notice Web page should
Drinking Water Act service and permits them entry into the list the actions that are being noticed
technological renaissance.’’ Rio Properties, in chronological order.
AGENCY: Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). Inc. v. Rio International Interlink. 284 F.3d —The Public Notice Web page may list
1007, 1017 (9th Cir. 2002) notices for which the agency is
ACTION: Notice. currently accepting comment more
Given the wide accessibility of the
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Internet among the population, the prominently than those which have
the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance expired. However, public notices
(EPA) intends to issue notices of Assurance has concluded, in should remain on the Web site for a
proposed penalty orders issued under consultation with the Office of General reasonable time once the comment
the Clean Water Act and the Safe Counsel, that publication through such period has expired.
Drinking Water Act via the Internet. means is reasonably calculated to —The Web page should also include a
EPA is encouraging the Regions to use apprise the public of such proposed link to download Adobe Acrobat with
the Internet as a more effective and orders. Thus, Internet notice would easily understood instructions for
efficient means to provide such notice. meet the requirements of the CWA, doing so.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SDWA, and EPA regulations. We recognize that not all members of
Kelly Kaczka Brantner, Office of Using the Agency’s Internet site to the public may have ready access to the
Enforcement and Compliance provide notice of proposed actions Internet, however due to the general
Assurance, Office of Civil Enforcement, makes the notice available to the public availability of the Internet through
Water Enforcement Division, Mail Code during the entirety of the comment schools, offices and libraries, we believe
2243A, Environmental Protection period rather than on the one day that that Internet notice will likely reach a
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue the notice is published in the local larger audience than has the past
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone newspaper. The Internet provides a cost practice of publishing a notice in a
number: 202–564–9933; fax number: effective means of providing access to a newspaper provided that the above
202–564–0018; e-mail address: larger number of notices, in one place, practices are followed. Because there for a longer period of time. may be circumstances in which the lack
Additionally, while the Agency tries of access to computers in low-income
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Both the to provide notice to those most likely to communities may raise environmental
Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking be affected by an action by publishing justice issues, Regions may consider
Water Act authorize the U.S. notice in local newspapers, in using the providing supplemental notice.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Internet, the Agency can reach a broader In particular instances where the
to assess administrative penalties for audience. This will enable those Regions find that additional notice may
specified violations of the Act. See interested persons beyond the finite be helpful, newspaper notice, press
sections 309(g) and 311(b)(6) of the distribution areas of local newspapers to release or other forms of communication
Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. be made aware of pending agency may supplement the Internet notice.
1319(g) and 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6) and actions.
section 1423(c) of the Safe Drinking EPA Headquarters is encouraging the Mark Pollins,
Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300h–2(c). Regions to use the Agency’s Internet site Director, Water Enforcement Division, Office
These provisions require EPA to provide to provide notice of proposed CWA and of Civil Enforcement, Office of Enforcement
public notice of any civil penalty order SDWA actions. To ensure wide public & Compliance Assurance.
before issuing any such order. acceptance of public notice provided [FR Doc. E6–14315 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am]
For such administrative actions, through the Internet, the Office of BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
EPA’s Consolidated Rules of Practice Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Governing the Administrative is recommending procedures designed
Assessment of Civil Penalties, 40 CFR with two objectives in mind: Making the OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND
Part 22, require notice to the public ‘‘by public aware that notices will be TECHNOLOGY POLICY
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a method reasonably calculated to available on the website for the Region

provide notice.’’ 40 CFR 22.45(b)(2). issuing the order, and providing easy Meeting of the President’s Council of
Typically, notice is provided through access to the notices. We suggest Advisors on Science and Technology
publication in newspapers of general consideration of the following practices
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
circulation. for Web based notices:

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51194 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 29, 2006 / Notices

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the seating for this meeting is limited and from the National Information Center
schedule and summary agenda for a is available on a first-come, first-served Web site at
meeting of the President’s Council of basis. Unless otherwise noted, comments
Advisors on Science and Technology SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regarding each of these applications
(PCAST), and describes the functions of President’s Council of Advisors on must be received at the Reserve Bank
the Council. Notice of this meeting is Science and Technology was indicated or the offices of the Board of
required under the Federal Advisory established by Executive Order 13226, Governors not later than September 25,
Committee Act (FACA). on September 30, 2001. The purpose of 2006.
Dates and Place: September 12, 2006, PCAST is to advise the President on A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Washington, DC. The meeting will be matters of science and technology (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 1000
held in the Continental Ballroom of the policy, and to assist the President’s Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia
George Washington University Marvin National Science and Technology 30309:
Center Building, 800 21st St. NW., Council in securing private sector 1. Southcrest Financial Group, Inc.,
Washington DC 20052. participation in its activities. The Fayetteville, Georgia; to merge with
Type of Meeting: Open. Further Council members are distinguished Maplesville Bancorp, and thereby
details on the meeting agenda will be individuals appointed by the President indirectly acquire Peachtree Bank, both
posted on the PCAST Web site at: from non-Federal sectors. The PCAST is of Maplesville, Alabama. co-chaired by Dr. John H. Marburger, III, B. Federal Reserve Bank of
Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The the Director of the Office of Science and Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King,
President’s Council of Advisors on Technology Policy, and by E. Floyd Community Affairs Officer) 90
Science and Technology is scheduled to Kvamme, a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis,
meet in open session on Tuesday Caufield & Byers. Minnesota 55480-0291:
September 12, 2006, at approximately 9 2. Baldwin Bancshares, Inc., Baldwin,
a.m. The PCAST is tentatively Celia Merzbacher, Wisconsin; to acquire 100 percent of the
scheduled to discuss its report and PCAST Executive Director, Office of Science voting shares of Gavic Services, Inc.,
recommendations related to energy and Technology Policy. Spring Valley, Wisconsin, and thereby
technology. The co-chairs of the PCAST [FR Doc. E6–14451 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am] indirectly acquire voting shares of The
subcommittee on networking and BILLING CODE 3170–W4–P Bank of Spring Valley, Spring Valley,
information technology are tentatively Wisconsin.
scheduled to provide an update on Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
subcommittee activities and lead a FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM System, August 24, 2006.
discussion on the PCAST review of the Robert deV. Frierson,
Federal Networking and Information Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Deputy Secretary of the Board.
Technology Research and Development Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
[FR Doc. E6–14310 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am]
(NITRD) Program. A presentation on The companies listed in this notice BILLING CODE 6210–01–S
ethical and societal issues related to have applied to the Board for approval,
emerging technology capabilities is also pursuant to the Bank Holding Company
tentatively scheduled to occur. This Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
session will end at approximately 5 p.m. (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part
Additional information and the final 225), and all other applicable statutes Sunshine Act Meeting
agenda will be posted at the PCAST and regulations to become a bank AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Board of
Web site at: holding company and/or to acquire the Governors of the Federal Reserve
PCAST/pcast.html. assets or the ownership of, control of, or System.
Public Comments: There will be time the power to vote shares of a bank or TIME AND DATE: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday,
allocated for the public to speak on the bank holding company and all of the
above agenda items. This public September 5, 2006.
banks and nonbanking companies
comment time is designed for PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal
owned by the bank holding company,
substantive commentary on PCAST’s Reserve Board Building, 20th and C
including the companies listed below.
work topics, not for business marketing The applications listed below, as well Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551.
purposes. Please submit a request for as other related filings required by the STATUS: Closed.
the opportunity to make a public Board, are available for immediate MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:
comment five (5) days in advance of the inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank 1. Personnel actions (appointments,
meeting. The time for public comments indicated. The application also will be promotions, assignments,
will be limited to no more than 5 available for inspection at the offices of reassignments, and salary actions)
minutes per person. Written comments the Board of Governors. Interested involving individual Federal Reserve
are also welcome at any time following persons may express their views in System employees.
the meeting. Please notify Celia writing on the standards enumerated in 2. Any items carried forward from a
Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the previously announced meeting.
at (202) 456–7116, or fax your request/ proposal also involves the acquisition of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
comments to (202) 456–6021. a nonbanking company, the review also Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For includes whether the acquisition of the Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office
information regarding time, place and nonbanking company complies with the of Board Members at 202–452–2955.
agenda, please call Celia Merzbacher at standards in section 4 of the BHC Act SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may
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(202) 456–7116, prior to 3 p.m. on (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise call 202–452–3206 beginning at
Friday, September 8, 2006. Information noted, nonbanking activities will be approximately 5 p.m. two business days
will also be available at the PCAST Web conducted throughout the United States. before the meeting for a recorded
site at: Additional information on all bank announcement of bank and bank
pcast.html. Please note that public holding companies may be obtained holding company applications

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