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Responsible Official: Gregg A. Cooke, issues. NACEPT consists of a Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY
Regional Administrator. representative cross-section of EPA’s INFORMATION.
partners and principal constituents who FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Oscar Ramirez, Jr.,
provide advice and recommendations Leonard Cole, Biopesticides and
Acting Director, Water Quality Protection
Division (6WQ).
on policy issues and serve as a sounding Pollution Prevention Division (7511C),
board for new strategies. Over the last Office of Pesticide Programs,
[FR Doc. 02–28352 Filed 11–6–02; 8:45 am]
two years, EPA has undertaken a Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
number of actions to improve our Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington,
compliance assistance activities. To DC 20460–0001; telephone number:
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ensure that the Agency’s efforts to (703) 305–5412; e-mail address:
AGENCY improve compliance assistance are
implemented in a way that continues to
reflect stakeholder needs, NACEPT
created a new Standing Committee on I. General Information
Notification of the National Advisory Compliance Assistance. This will
Council for Environmental Policy and A. Does this Action Apply to Me?
provide a continuing Federal Advisory
Technology (NACEPT) Standing Committee forum from which the EPA This action is directed to the public
Committee on Compliance Assistance can continue to receive valuable in general. This action may, however, be
Meeting; Open Meeting stakeholder advice and of interest to those persons who are
AGENCY: Environmental Protection recommendations on compliance interested in agricultural biotechnology
Agency (EPA). assistance activities. For further or may be required to conduct testing of
information concerning the NACEPT chemical substances under the Federal
ACTION: Notification of public NACEPT
Standing Committee on Compliance Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA),
standing committee on compliance
Assistance, including the upcoming or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide,
assistance meeting on December 3,
meeting, contact Joanne Berman, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since
Designated Federal Officer (DFO), on other entities may also be interested, the
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal (202) 564–7064, or e-mail: Agency has not attempted to describe all
Advisory Committee Act, Public Law the specific entities that may be affected
92–463, notice is hereby given that the Inspection of Subcommittee by this action. If you have any questions
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Documents: Documents relating to the regarding the applicability of this action
(EPA) will hold an open meeting of the above topics will be publicly available to a particular entity, consult the person
NACEPT Standing Committee on at the meeting. listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Compliance Assistance (Committee) on CONTACT.
Dated: October 31, 2002.
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 from 8 a.m. Frederick F. Stiehl, B. How Can I Get Copies of This
to 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Document and Other Related
Acting Director, Office of Compliance.
Adams Mark Hotel at 111 Pecan Street Information?
East, San Antonio, Texas 78205. Seating [FR Doc. 02–28354 Filed 11–6–02; 8:45 am]
at the meeting will be on a first-come BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 1. Docket. EPA has established an
basis and limited time will be provided official public docket for this action
for public comment. The meeting will under docket identification (ID) number
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OPP–2002–0301. The official public
focus on the areas of the Compliance
AGENCY docket consists of the documents
Assistance program on which the
specifically referenced in this action,
Committee has been asked to advise the [OPP–2002–0301; FRL–7279–4]
any public comments received, and
EPA. These are: (1) Strengthening the
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of other information related to this action.
national compliance assistance network
Application Although a part of the official docket,
by helping identify opportunities to
the public docket does not include
enhance communication among AGENCY: Environmental Protection Confidential Business Information (CBI)
compliance assistance providers and by Agency (EPA). or other information whose disclosure is
promoting collaboration in compliance ACTION: Notice. restricted by statute. The official public
assistance planning and tool
docket is the collection of materials that
development; (2) developing and testing SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt
is available for public viewing at the
performance measurement systems to of an application 67979–EUP–E from Public Information and Records
demonstrate the effectiveness and Syngenta Seeds requesting an Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119,
environmental outcomes of compliance experimental use permit (EUP) for the Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis
assistance; and (3) acting as a sounding plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus Hwy., Arlington, VA. This docket
board to provide feedback on thuringiensis VIP3A. The Agency has facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
compliance assistance policies, determined that the application may be Monday through Friday, excluding legal
strategies or other related matters. A of regional and national significance. holidays. The docket telephone number
formal agenda will be available at the Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR is (703) 305–5805.
meeting. 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting 2. Electronic access. You may access
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NACEPT comments on this application. this Federal Register document
is a federal advisory committee under DATES: Comments, identified by docket electronically through the EPA Internet
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, ID number OPP–2002–0301, must be under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at
Public Law 92–463. NACEPT provides received on or before December 9, 2002.
advice and recommendations to the EPA ADDRESSES: Comments may be An electronic version of the public
Administrator and other EPA officials submitted electronically, by mail, or docket is available through EPA’s
on a broad range of domestic and through hand delivery/courier. Follow electronic public docket and comment
international environmental policy the detailed instructions as provided in system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA

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Dockets at docket along with a brief description electronic public docket, EPA’s e-mail
to submit or view public comments, written by the docket staff. system is not an ‘‘anonymous access’’
access the index listing of the contents system. If you send an e-mail comment
C. How and To Whom Do I Submit
of the official public docket, and to directly to the docket without going
access those documents in the public through EPA’s electronic public docket,
docket that are available electronically. You may submit comments EPA’s e-mail system automatically
Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ electronically, by mail, or through hand captures your e-mail address. E-mail
then key in the appropriate docket ID delivery/courier. To ensure proper addresses that are automatically
number. receipt by EPA, identify the appropriate captured by EPA’s e-mail system are
Certain types of information will not docket ID number in the subject line on included as part of the comment that is
be placed in the EPA Dockets. the first page of your comment. Please placed in the official public docket, and
Information claimed as CBI and other ensure that your comments are made available in EPA’s electronic
information whose disclosure is submitted within the specified comment public docket.
restricted by statute, which is not period. Comments received after the iii. Disk or CD ROM. You may submit
included in the official public docket, close of the comment period will be comments on a disk or CD ROM that
will not be available for public viewing marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to you mail to the mailing address
in EPA’s electronic public docket. EPA’s consider these late comments. If you identified in Unit I.C.2. These electronic
policy is that copyrighted material will wish to submit CBI or information that submissions will be accepted in
not be placed in EPA’s electronic public is otherwise protected by statute, please WordPerfect or ASCII file format. Avoid
docket but will be available only in follow the instructions in Unit I.D. Do the use of special characters and any
printed, paper form in the official public not use EPA Dockets or e-mail to submit form of encryption.
CBI or information protected by statute. 2. By mail. Send your comments to:
docket. To the extent feasible, publicly
1. Electronically. If you submit an Public Information and Records
available docket materials will be made
electronic comment as prescribed in this Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Office of
available in EPA’s electronic public unit, EPA recommends that you include Pesticide Programs (OPP),
docket. When a document is selected your name, mailing address, and an e- Environmental Protection Agency
from the index list in EPA Dockets, the mail address or other contact (7502C), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
system will identify whether the information in the body of your Washington, DC, 20460–0001,
document is available for viewing in comment. Also include this contact Attention: Docket ID Number OPP–
EPA’s electronic public docket. information on the outside of any disk 2002–0301.
Although not all docket materials may or CD ROM you submit, and in any 3. By hand delivery or courier. Deliver
be available electronically, you may still cover letter accompanying the disk or your comments to: Public Information
access any of the publicly available CD ROM. This ensures that you can be and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB),
docket materials through the docket identified as the submitter of the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP),
facility identified in Unit I.B.1. EPA comment and allows EPA to contact you Environmental Protection Agency, Rm.
intends to work towards providing in case EPA cannot read your comment 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson
electronic access to all of the publicly due to technical difficulties or needs Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA., Attention:
available docket materials through further information on the substance of Docket ID Number OPP–2002–0301.
EPA’s electronic public docket. your comment. EPA’s policy is that EPA Such deliveries are only accepted
For public commenters, it is will not edit your comment, and any during the docket’s normal hours of
important to note that EPA’s policy is identifying or contact information operation as identified in Unit I.B.1.
that public comments, whether provided in the body of a comment will
submitted electronically or in paper, be included as part of the comment that D. How Should I Submit CBI To the
will be made available for public is placed in the official public docket, Agency?
viewing in EPA’s electronic public and made available in EPA’s electronic Do not submit information that you
docket as EPA receives them and public docket. If EPA cannot read your consider to be CBI electronically
without change, unless the comment comment due to technical difficulties through EPA’s electronic public docket
contains copyrighted material, CBI, or and cannot contact you for clarification, or by e-mail. You may claim
other information whose disclosure is EPA may not be able to consider your information that you submit to EPA as
restricted by statute. When EPA comment. CBI by marking any part or all of that
identifies a comment containing i. EPA Dockets. Your use of EPA’s information as CBI (if you submit CBI
copyrighted material, EPA will provide electronic public docket to submit on disk or CD ROM, mark the outside
a reference to that material in the comments to EPA electronically is of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then
version of the comment that is placed in EPA’s preferred method for receiving identify electronically within the disk or
EPA’s electronic public docket. The comments. Go directly to EPA Dockets CD ROM the specific information that is
entire printed comment, including the at, and CBI). Information so marked will not be
copyrighted material, will be available follow the online instructions for disclosed except in accordance with
in the public docket. submitting comments. Once in the procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
Public comments submitted on system, select ‘‘search,’’ and then key in In addition to one complete version of
computer disks that are mailed or docket ID number OPP–2002–0301. The the comment that includes any
delivered to the docket will be system is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ information claimed as CBI, a copy of
transferred to EPA’s electronic public system, which means EPA will not the comment that does not contain the
docket. Public comments that are know your identity, e-mail address, or information claimed as CBI must be
mailed or delivered to the Docket will other contact information unless you submitted for inclusion in the public
be scanned and placed in EPA’s provide it in the body of your comment. docket and EPA’s electronic public
electronic public docket. Where ii. E-mail. Comments may be sent by docket. If you submit the copy that does
practical, physical objects will be e-mail to, not contain CBI on disk or CD ROM,
photographed, and the photograph will Attention: Docket ID Number OPP– mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM
be placed in EPA’s electronic public 2002–0301. In contrast to EPA’s clearly that it does not contain CBI.

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Information not marked as CBI will be issuance of an EUP will be announced 736–5675), Division of Reserve Bank
included in the public docket and EPA’s in the Federal Register. Operations and Payment Systems. For
electronic public docket without prior questions regarding the PSAF: Brenda
IV. What is the Agency’s Authority for
notice. If you have any questions about Richards, Senior Financial Analyst,
Taking this Action?
CBI or the procedures for claiming CBI, (202/452–2753) or Gregory Evans,
please consult the person listed under The Agency’s authority for taking this Manager, Financial Accounting, (202/
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. action is under 40 CFR part 172. 452–3945), Division of Reserve Bank
List of Subjects Operations and Payment Systems. For
E. What Should I Consider as I Prepare
users of Telecommunications Device for
My Comments for EPA? Environmental protection, the Deaf (TDD) only, please call 202/
You may find the following Experimental use permits. 263–4869. Copies of the 2003 fee
suggestions helpful for preparing your schedules for the check service are
comments: Dated: October 29, 2002.
available from the Board, the Federal
1. Explain your views as clearly as Janet L. Andersen, Reserve Banks, or the Reserve Banks’
possible. Director, Biopesticides and Pollution financial services Web site at http://
2. Describe any assumptions that you Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide
used. Programs.
3. Provide copies of any technical SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
[FR Doc. 02–28356 Filed 11–6–02; 8:45 am]
information and/or data you used that BILLING CODE 6560–50–S I. Priced Services
support your views.
4. If you estimate potential burden or A. Discussion
costs, explain how you arrived at the FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Over the period 1992 through 2001,
estimate that you provide. the Reserve Banks recovered 99.8
5. Provide specific examples to [Docket No. R–1133] percent of their total costs for providing
illustrate your concerns. priced services, including special
6. Offer alternative ways to improve Federal Reserve Bank Services project costs, imputed expenses, and
the notice. AGENCY: Board of Governors of the targeted after-tax profits or return on
7. Make sure to submit your Federal Reserve System. equity (ROE).1
comments by the deadline in this Table 1 summarizes the priced
ACTION: Notice.
document. services’ actual, estimated, and
8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, SUMMARY: The Board has approved the budgeted cost recovery rates for 2001,
be sure to identify the docket ID number fee schedules for Federal Reserve priced 2002, and 2003 respectively. Cost
assigned to this action in the subject services and electronic connections and recovery is estimated to be 92.2 percent
line on the first page of your response. a private-sector adjustment factor in 2002 and budgeted to be 94.4 percent
You may also provide the name, date, (PSAF) for 2003 of $171.7 million. in 2003. The aggregate cost-recovery
and Federal Register citation. These actions were taken in accordance rates are heavily influenced by the
II. Background with the requirements of the Monetary performance of the check service, which
Control Act of 1980, which requires accounts for approximately 85 percent
Syngenta Seeds, 3054 Cornwallis of the total cost of priced services. The
that, over the long run, fees for Federal
Road, Research Triangle Park, North electronic services (FedACH, Fedwire
Reserve priced services be established
Carolina 27709–2257, has applied for an funds transfer, Fedwire securities, and
on the basis of all direct and indirect
EUP for field testing of the plant- national settlement) account for
costs, including the PSAF.
incorporated protectant Bacillus approximately 15 percent of costs, while
thuringiensis VIP3A insect control DATES: The new fee schedules become
effective January 2, 2003. noncash and special cash services
protein as expressed in cotton plants. represent a de minimis amount.
The proposed states are Alabama, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, questions regarding the fee schedules: 1 Imputed costs, such as taxes that would have

Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Joseph Baressi, Financial Services been paid and return on equity that would have
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Analyst, (202/452–3959); William been provided had the services been furnished by
and Texas. The total acreage for this Driscoll, Financial Services Analyst, a private business firm, are referred to as the
private-sector adjustment factor (PSAF). The ten-
plant-incorporated protectant EUP will check payments, (202/452–3117); Edwin year recovery rate is based upon the pro forma
be 904.5. Lucio, Financial Services Analyst, ACH income statements for Federal Reserve priced
payments, (202/736–5636); Gregory services published in the Board’s Annual Report.
III. What Action is the Agency Taking? Cannella, Financial Services Analyst, Beginning in 2000, the PSAF included additional
financing costs associated with pension assets
Following the review of the Syngenta Fedwire funds transfer, Fedwire attributable to priced services. This ten-year cost
Seeds application and any comments securities, and noncash collection recovery rate has been computed as if these costs
and data received in response to this services, (202/530–6214); Marybeth were not included in the PSAF calculations prior
notice, EPA will decide whether to issue Butkus, Senior Financial Services to 2000. If these costs were included in the
calculations, and assuming that the Reserve Banks
or deny the EUP request for this EUP Analyst, special cash services, (202/ would not have made any contemporaneous cost or
program, and if issued, the conditions 452–3917); or Amy Pierce, Senior IT revenue adjustments, the 10-year recovery rate
under which it is to be conducted. Any Analyst, electronic connections, (202/ would be 98.7 percent.

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