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108–148). Specifically, applicants a. Full Application Submission. districts are required to submit the
should address how and by how much Specific content and submission following: scope of work, project work
the project would decrease Forest requirements for the full application are plan, and cost/benefit analysis
Service hazardous fuel removal costs as follows: Each submittal must be (examples can be found at http://
and/or increase the price one might composed of three (3) single-sided paper www.fpl.fs.fed/tmu (under biomass
offer for the biomass. Specifically, copies of the full application plus one grants).
proposals should address the following: (1) electronic copy on a CD or 3.5-inch c. Full Application Delivery. Full
• Condition class description. diskette in Microsoft Word for PCs or applications must be received at the
• What is currently being done with pdf format. Paper copies of the full Forest Products Laboratory no later than
hazardous fuel removals. application must be on 8.5- by 11-inch 5 p.m., Central Standard time on May
• What would be done with removals plain white paper with a minimum font 16, 2005; no exceptions will be allowed.
if grant is awarded. size of 11 letters per inch. Top, bottom, All applicants must use certified or
• Anticipated outcomes and measures and side margins must be no less than express mail service that allows tracking
of success. three-quarters (3⁄4) of an inch. All pages and documentation (e.g., Federal
• Documentation of tangible benefits must be clearly numbered. The paper Express, U.S. Postal Service, United
of project as a result of the award. copies of the application package Parcel Service, or other) to submit their
Documentation on intangible benefits. should be stapled with a single staple at applications. Hand-delivered, e-mail, or
Examples of the information requested the upper left-hand corner. Other fax applications will not be accepted.
are listed on the Forest Products bindings will not be accepted. Please send full applications to the
Laboratory’s Web site at http:// Page limitations refer to all files and address provided in the ADDRESSES
www.fpl.fs.fed.us/tmu (under biomass associated documents, including section of this notice.
grants). attachments, graphics, footnotes,
• Long-Term Benefits of Project: 8. Appendices. The following
endnotes, bibliography, and any other
Applicant should address the length of information must be included in the
pertinent documents, when printed in
time that benefits and impacts are appendix of the pre-application and the
their entirety (single sided), unless
anticipated, whether or not the project full-application package:
otherwise indicated in this solicitation.
will have long-term consequences The project narrative should provide a. Letter of support and biomass
(equipment improvements for long-term a clear description of the work to be availability from local USDA Forest
capacity to handle woody biomass), or undertaken and how it will be Service District Ranger or Forest
just a one-time benefit, such as a accomplished. It should address the Supervisor: This letter must describe the
subsidy, where benefits end when technical merit review criteria listed in status of NEPA, acres, timeframes,
subsidy ends. section 5. available volumes, and opportunities for
• Expansion capability: Does the b. Full Application Content. Assemble applicant to access these volumes.
project have the potential to expand the information in the following order: b. Letters of Support from Partners,
application to more forest treatment cover page, project summary, project Individuals, or Organizations: Letters of
areas or to use more of the wood from narrative, statement of need, project support should be included in an
treatments for higher valued uses? coordinator(s) and partner(s), goals and appendix and are intended to display
A full description of each content objectives, technical approach work the degree of collaboration occurring
item can be obtained on the Forest plan, impact on National Forest System between the different entities engaged in
Product Laboratory’s Web site at lands on hazardous fuels treatments, the project. These letters must include
http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/tmu (under environmental documentation, project commitments of cash or in-kind services
biomass grants), or by calling the work plan and timeline, social impacts, from all partners and must support the
telephone number in the FOR FURTHER evaluation and monitoring, equipment amounts listed in the budget. Each letter
INFORMATION CONTACT section, or by description, budget justification, budget of support should be limited to one (1)
writing to the address in the ADDRESSES requirements, financial feasibility, and page in length.
section of this notice. appendices. c. Key Personnel Qualifications:
c. Pre-Application Delivery. Pre- Detailed financial information is Qualifications of the project manager
applications must be received at Forest requested to assess the potential and the should be included in an appendix.
Products Laboratory no later than 5 p.m. capability of the applicant. This Qualifications are limited to two (2)
Central Standard time on March 15, information will remain confidential. pages in length and should contain the
2005; no exceptions will be allowed. All Business consultants and small business following: resume, biographical sketch,
applicants must use certified or express development centers can help references, and demonstrated ability to
mail service that allows tracking and applicants compile this information. manage the grant.
documentation (e.g., Federal Express, Small business development centers are
Dated: February 3, 2005.
U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel one source of assistance; their Web site
Service, or other) to submit their is http://www.sba.gov/sbdc. For-profit Bov B. Eav,
applications. Hand-delivered, e-mail, or applicants are required to submit a Associate Deputy Chief for Reserach &
fax applications will not be accepted. business plan consisting of the Development.
Please send pre-applications to the following elements: Management Plan, [FR Doc. 05–2562 Filed 2–9–05; 8:45 am]
address listed in the ADDRESSES section Marketing Plan, Proforma Statement, BILLING CODE 3410–11–P
of this notice. Project Break-Even Analysis, and a
7. Full Application Information. Sources and Uses Table. Non-profit
USDA Forest Service will request full applicants are required to submit a DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
applications only from those applicants strategic plan consisting of the following
Forest Service
selected in the pre-application process. elements: Scope of Work, Capability
Only full applications that have been Statement, Implementation plan, Project Madera County Resource Advisory
requested by USDA Forest Service will Break-Even Analysis, and a Sources and Committee
be considered for funding under this Uses Table. Local, State, and tribal
solicitation. governments and special purpose AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 27 / Thursday, February 10, 2005 / Notices 7081

Notice of Resource Advisory


ACTION: ADDRESSES: The HC meeting will be SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that
Committee meeting. held at the Hotel Vintage Plaza, Thomas F. Savoy, CT Department of
Burgundy Room, 422 SW Broadway, Environmental Protection, Marine
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities in
Portland, OR 97205. Telephone: 800– Fisheries Division, P.O. Box 719, Old
the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 263–2305. Lyme, Connecticut, 06371, has applied
1972 (Pub. L. 92–463) and under the Council address: Pacific Fishery in due form for a permit to take
Secure Rural Schools and Community Management Council, 7700 NE shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser
Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific
106–393) the Sierra National Forest’s Oregon 97220–1384. research.
Resource Advisory Committee for
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail
Madera County will meet on Monday,
February 14, 2005. The Madera Jennifer Gilden, Associate Staff Officer; comments must be received on or before
Resource Advisory Committee will meet telephone: 503–820–2280. March 14, 2005.
at the Bass Lake Ranger District Office, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ADDRESSES: The application and related
North Fork, CA, 93643. The purpose of purpose of the HC meeting is to review documents are available for review
the meeting is: review the goals for FY habitat-related issues on the agenda of upon written request or by appointment
2005 RAC proposals and presentation of the March 2005 Council meeting in in the following office(s):
potential stewardship projects on the Sacramento, California. Several of these Permits, Conservation and Education
Sierra National Forest. agenda items relate to marine reserves. Division, Office of Protected Resources,
DATES: The Madera Resource Advisory The HC will also discuss fish habitat NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room
Committee meeting will be held issues associated with the Klamath 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone
Monday, February 14, 2005. The River, and essential fish habitat issues (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and
meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 associated with oyster culture. Northeast Region, NMFS, One
p.m. No management actions will be Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA
decided by the HC. Although 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9328; fax
ADDRESSES: The Madera County RAC
nonemergency issues not contained in (978)281–9394.
meeting will be held at the Bass Lake Written comments or requests for a
Ranger District Office, 57003 Road 225, the meeting agendas may come before
the HC for discussion, those issues may public hearing on this application
North Fork, CA 93643. should be mailed to the Chief, Permits,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
not be the subject of formal action
during these meetings. Action will be Conservation and Education Division,
Dave Martin, U.S.D.A., Sierra National F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources,
Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, 57003 restricted to those issues specifically
listed in this notice and any issues NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room
Road 225, North Fork, CA 93643, (559) 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those
877–2218 ext. 3100; e-mail: arising after publication of this notice
that require emergency action under individuals requesting a hearing should
dmartin05@fs.fed.us. set forth the specific reasons why a
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Fishery Conservation and Management hearing on this particular request would
items to be covered include: (1) Review Act, provided the public has been be appropriate.
of goals for FY 2005 RAC proposals; (2) notified of the intent to take final action Comments may also be submitted by
presentation of potential stewardship to address the emergency. facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided
projects on the forest. the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy
Special Accommodations submitted by mail and postmarked no
Dated: February 4, 2005.
David W. Martin, This meeting is physically accessible later than the closing date of the
to people with disabilities. Requests for comment period.
District Ranger, Bass Lake Ranger District.
sign language interpretation or other Comments may also be submitted by
[FR Doc. 05–2566 Filed 2–9–05; 8:45 am] e-mail. The mailbox address for
BILLING CODE 3410–11–M
auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms.
Carolyn Porter at 503–820–2280 at least providing email comments is
five days prior to the meeting date. NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include
in the subject line of the e-mail
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: February 7, 2005. comment the following document
Alan D. Risenhoover, identifier: File No. 1516.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Acting Director, Office of Sustainable FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Administration Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
Jennifer Jefferies or Jennifer Skidmore,
[I.D. 020705B] [FR Doc. E5–573 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] (301)713–2289.
BILLING CODE 3510–10–S
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
Pacific Fishery Management Council; subject permit is requested under the
Public Meeting authority of the Endangered Species Act
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C.
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and National Oceanic and Atmospheric 1531 et seq.) and the regulations
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Administration governing the taking, importing, and
Commerce. exporting of endangered and threatened
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
[I.D.012805A] species (50 CFR 222–226).
Mr. Savoy is seeking a permit to
SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Endangered Species; File No. 1516 enable the Connecticut Department of
Management Council’s (Council) Habitat AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Environmental Protection to conduct
Committee (HC) will hold a working Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and scientific research on shortnose
meeting which is open to the public. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), sturgeon in the three major rivers in the
DATES: The HC meeting will be held Commerce. state. Annually, 450 fish would be
Thursday, March 3, 2005, from 10 a.m. captured via gill net, trammel net, and
ACTION: Receipt of application.
until approximately 5 p.m. trawl; measured; PIT tagged; and

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