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Notices Federal Register

Vol. 72, No. 119

Thursday, June 21, 2007

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE will be considered non-responsive and
contains documents other than rules or will not be considered for funding.
proposed rules that are applicable to the Economic Development Administration Please see the instructions below under
public. Notices of hearings and investigations, ‘‘Submitting Application Packages’’ for
committee meetings, agency decisions and [Docket No.: 070607177–7178–01]
information regarding format options for
rulings, delegations of authority, filing of
petitions and applications and agency Solicitation of Applications for the submitting completed applications. The
statements of organization and functions are National Technical Assistance, closing date and time are the same for
examples of documents appearing in this Training, Research and Evaluation paper submissions as for electronic
section. Program: Information Dissemination submissions. By August 20, 2007, EDA
and National Symposium expects to notify the applicants selected
for investment assistance under this
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCY: Economic Development notice. The selected applicants should
Administration, Department of expect to receive funding for their
Forest Service Commerce. projects within thirty days of EDA’s
ACTION: Notice and request for notification of selection. Applicants
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To applications. choosing to submit completed
Prepare an Environmental Impact applications electronically in whole or
Statement for the Helena National SUMMARY: The Economic Development in part through should
Forest, Broadwater, Lewis & Clark, Administration (EDA) is soliciting follow the instructions set out below
Meagher, and Powell Counties, MT; applications for FY 2007 National under ‘‘Electronic Access’’ and in
Travel Management Plan for the South Technical Assistance, Training, section IV. of the complete Federal
Belts, Divide, and Blackfoot Project Research and Evaluation program (NTA Funding Opportunity (FFO)
Areas Program) funding. Through this notice, announcement for this request for
EDA solicits applications for funding applications.
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. that address one or both of the following
ADDRESSES: Paper Submissions: Full or
two projects: (1) Information
ACTION: Cancellation notice. partial paper (hardcopy) applications
dissemination to practitioners serving
submitted pursuant to this notice and
economically distressed areas; and (2) a
SUMMARY: On April 18, 2003, a Notice of request for applications may be:
national symposium to bring together 1. E-mailed to William P. Kittredge,
Intent (NOI) to prepare an leaders to discuss current and future Senior Program Analyst, at
environmental impact statement called trends in economic development and; or
the Helena National Forest, Montana; how to improve and implement 2. Hand-delivered or mailed to
Travel Management Plan for the South economic development best practices. William P. Kittredge, Senior Program
Belts, Divide, and Blackfoot Project EDA’s mission is to lead the federal Analyst, Economic Development
Areas was published in the 68 FR economic development agenda by Administration, Room 7009, U.S.
19185. This NOI is hereby rescinded promoting innovation and Department of Commerce, 1401
due to elapsed time since the competitiveness, preparing American Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
appearance of the NOI in the Federal regions for growth and success in the DC 20230.
Register and changed scope of the worldwide economy. Through its NTA Applicants submitting full or partial
proposal as directed by 36 CFR Parts Program, EDA works towards fulfilling paper submissions are encouraged to do
212, 251, 261, and 295 Travel its mission by funding research and so by e-mail. Applicants are advised
Management; Designated Routes and technical assistance projects to promote that, due to mail security measures,
Areas for Motor Vehicle Use; Final Rule; competitiveness and innovation in rural EDA’s receipt of mail sent via the
November 9, 2005. and urban regions throughout the United States Postal Service may be
United States and its territories. By substantially delayed or suspended in
Dated: June 5, 2007. working in conjunction with its research delivery.
Kevin T. Riordan, partners, EDA will help States, local Electronic Submissions: Applicants
Forest Supervisor. governments, and community-based may submit applications electronically
[FR Doc. E7–12000 Filed 6–20–07; 8:45 am] organizations to achieve their highest in whole or in part in accordance with
economic potential. the instructions provided at
DATES: To be considered timely, a and in section IV.B. of
completed application, regardless of the the FFO announcement. EDA strongly
format in which it is submitted, must be encourages that applicants not wait
either: (1) Received by the EDA until the application closing date to
representative listed below under begin the application process through
‘‘Paper Submissions’’ no later than July The preferred file
23, 2007 at 5 p.m. EST; or (2) format for electronic attachments (e.g.,
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transmitted and time-stamped at the project narrative and additional no later than July 23, exhibits to Form ED–900A and Form
2007 at 5 p.m. EST. Any application ED–900A’s program-specific
received or transmitted, as the case may component) is portable document
be, after 5 p.m. EST on July 23, 2007 format (PDF); however, EDA will accept

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electronic files in Microsoft Word, development best practices. Qualified,

WordPerfect, Lotus or Excel formats. applicants must submit applications for applicants can perform a basic search
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For organizing, supporting, promoting, for this grant opportunity by completing
additional information regarding paper holding and reporting on the the ‘‘Keyword Search,’’ the ‘‘Search by
submissions, please contact William P. symposium. The focus of the Funding Opportunity Number,’’ or the
Kittredge, Senior Program Analyst, via symposium is to disseminate and share ‘‘Search by CFDA Number’’ field, and
e-mail at the strategies, policies and best practices then clicking the ‘‘Search’’ button.
(preferred) or by telephone at (202) 482– of 21st century economic development. Funding Availability: EDA may use
5442. For additional information Application Package: An application funds appropriated under the Revised
regarding electronic submissions, please package consists of the following three Continuing Appropriations Resolution,
access the following link for assistance forms: 2007, Pub. L. No. 110–5 (February 15,
in navigating and for a 1. Form ED–900A, Application for 2007) to make awards under the NTA
list of useful resources: http:// Investment Assistance (OMB Control Program authorized under section 207 No. 0610–0094); of the Public Works and Economic
2. Form ED–900A’s program-specific Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C.
applicant_help.jsp. If you do not find an
component, National Technical 3147), as amended (PWEDA), and 13
answer to your question under
Assistance, Training, and Research and CFR part 306, subpart A. Approximately
Frequently Asked Questions, try
Evaluation Program Requirements $2,700,000 is available, and shall
consulting the Applicant’s User Guide.
(OMB Control No. 0610–0094); and remain available until expended, for
If you still cannot find an answer to 3. Form SF–424, Application for
your question, contact funding awards pursuant to this notice
Federal Assistance (OMB Control No. and request for applications. Based on
via email at or 4040–0004).
telephone at 1–800–518–4726. The past awards for similar projects, the
Please note that applicants must range of total expenditures for (1)
hours of operation for submit all three forms in accordance
are Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. information dissemination projects has
with the instructions provided in been from $150,000 to $250,000 and (2)
(EST) (except for federal holidays). sections IV. and VII.B. of the FFO
Additional information about EDA national symposia has been from
announcement. $250,000 to $450,000. EDA anticipates
and its NTA Program may be obtained Submitting Application Packages:
from EDA’s Internet Web site at http:// publishing additional FFO
Applications may be submitted in three announcements (and corresponding The complete FFO formats: (1) Full paper (hardcopy)
announcement for this request for notices in the Federal Register) under
submission; (2) partial paper (hardcopy) the NTA Program later during this fiscal
applications is available at http:// submission and partial electronic and at http:// year. Please note that the FFO
submission; or (3) full electronic announcement published on March 22, submission, each in accordance with the 2007 for EDA’s economic development
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: procedures provided in section IV.B. of assistance programs references program
Background Information: EDA is the FFO announcement. The content of funds allocated for Local Technical
soliciting applications for FY 2007 NTA the application is the same for paper Assistance and National Technical
Program funding. Through this notice, submissions as it is for electronic Assistance. EDA may allocate additional
EDA solicits applications for funding submissions. Applications completed in funds currently available for the NTA
that address one or both of the following accordance with the instructions set Program to the Local Technical
two projects: (1) Information forth in the FFO announcement, Assistance program for additional Local
dissemination to practitioners serving regardless of the option chosen for Technical Assistance projects.
economically distressed areas; and (2) a submission, will be considered for EDA Statutory Authority: The authority for
national symposium to bring together funding under this request for the NTA Program is PWEDA. EDA
leaders to discuss current and future applications. Incomplete applications published final regulations (codified at
trends in economic development and and applications submitted by facsimile 13 CFR chapter III) in the Federal
how to improve and implement will not be considered. Register on September 27, 2006 (71 FR
economic development best practices. Paper Access: Each of the three forms 56658). The final regulations became
EDA’s intent is to implement a listed above under ‘‘Application effective upon publication and reflect
coordinated and complementary Package’’ are separate attachments changes made to PWEDA by the
information dissemination program that, available at Economic Development Administration
through strategic linkages, reaches the InvestmentsGrants/Application.xml. Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. No.
maximum number of economic You may print copies of each of these 108–373, 118 Stat. 1756 (2004)). The
development practitioners. As described forms from final regulations and PWEDA are
in the FFO announcement, the InvestmentsGrants/Application.xml. accessible on EDA’s Internet Web site at
information dissemination project has You also may obtain paper application
three component tasks: (1) Broadcasting packages by contacting the EDA Lawsreg.xml. These regulations will
of strategy telecasts; (2) preparation and representative listed above under ‘‘For govern an award made under this notice
dissemination of monthly electronic Further Information Contact.’’ and request for applications.
newsletters; and (3) preparation and Electronic Access: Applicants may Catalog of Federal Domestic
dissemination of a quarterly magazine. apply electronically through Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 11.303,
Applicants must address each of these, and may access this Economic Development—Technical
three components of the information grant opportunity synopsis by following Assistance; 11.312, Economic
dissemination project. the instructions provided on http:// Development—Research and Evaluation
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The 2008 EDA National Symposium The Eligibility Requirement: Pursuant to
will bring together nationally- synopsis will have an application PWEDA, eligible applicants for and
recognized leaders to discuss ‘‘what’s package, which is an electronic file that eligible recipients of EDA investment
next’’ in economic development and contains forms pertaining to this assistance include a District
how to implement economic specific grant opportunity. On http:// Organization; an Indian Tribe or a

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consortium of Indian Tribes; a State; a Evaluation and Selection Procedures: application out of rank order for the
city or other political subdivision of a To apply for an award under this following reasons: (1) A determination
State, including a special purpose unit request for applications, an eligible that the application better meets the
of a State or local government engaged applicant must submit a completed overall objectives of sections 2 and 207
in economic or infrastructure application package to EDA before the of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. 3121 and 3147);
development activities, or a consortium closing date and time specified in the (2) the applicant’s performance under
of political subdivisions; an institution DATES section of this notice, and in the previous awards; or (3) the availability
of higher education or a consortium of manner provided in section IV. of the of funding.
institutions of higher education; a FFO announcement. Any application
public or private non-profit organization The Department of Commerce Pre-
received or transmitted, as the case may
or association; and, as provided in Award Notification Requirements for
be, after 5 p.m. EST on July 23, 2007
section 207 of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. 3147) Grants and Cooperative Agreements
will not be considered for funding.
for the NTA Program, a private Applications that do not meet all items The Department of Commerce Pre-
individual or a for-profit organization. required or that exceed the page Award Notification Requirements for
See section 3 of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. limitations set forth in section IV.C. of Grants and Cooperative Agreements,
3122) and 13 CFR 300.3. the FFO announcement will be published in the Federal Register on
Cost Sharing Requirement: Generally, considered non-responsive and will not December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78389), are
the amount of the EDA grant may not be considered by the review panel. By applicable to this competitive
exceed fifty (50) percent of the total cost August 20, 2007, EDA expects to notify solicitation. This notice may be
of the project. However, a project may the applicants selected for investment accessed by entering the Federal
receive an additional amount that shall assistance under this notice. Register volume and page number
not exceed thirty (30) percent, based on Unsuccessful applicants will be notified provided in the previous sentence at the
the relative needs of the region in which by postal mail that their applications following Internet Web site: http://
the project will be located, as were not selected for funding.
determined by EDA. See section 204(a) Applications that meet all the
of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. 3144) and 13 CFR Paperwork Reduction Act
requirements will be evaluated by a
301.4(b)(1). Under this competitive review panel comprised of at least three This request for applications contains
solicitation, the Assistant Secretary of (3) EDA staff members, all of whom will collections of information subject to the
Commerce for Economic Development be full-time federal employees. requirements of the Paperwork
(Assistant Secretary) also has the Evaluation Criteria: The review panel Reduction Act (PRA). The Office of
discretion to establish a maximum EDA will evaluate the applications and rate Management and Budget (OMB) has
investment rate of up to one hundred and rank them using the following approved the use of Form ED–900A
(100) percent where the project (i) criteria of approximate equal weight: (Application for Investment Assistance)
merits and is not otherwise feasible 1. Conformance with EDA’s statutory under control number 0610–0094. Form
without an increase to the EDA and regulatory requirements, including ED–900A’s program-specific component
investment rate; or (ii) will be of no or the extent to which the proposed project (National Technical Assistance,
only incidental benefit to the recipient. satisfies the award requirements set out Training, and Research and Evaluation
See section 204(c)(3) of PWEDA (42 below and as provided in 13 CFR 306.2: Program Requirements) also is approved
U.S.C. 3144) and 13 CFR 301.4(b)(4). a. Strengthens the capacity of local, under OMB control number 0610–0094,
While cash contributions are State or national organizations and and incorporates Forms SF–424A
preferred, in-kind contributions, institutions to undertake and promote (Budget Information—Non-Construction
consisting of assumptions of debt or effective economic development Programs, OMB control number 0348–
contributions of space, equipment, and programs targeted to regions of distress; 0044) and SF–424B (Assurances—Non-
services, may provide the non-federal b. Benefits distressed regions; and Construction Programs, OMB control
share of the total project cost. See c. Demonstrates innovative number 0348–0040). OMB has approved
section 204(b) of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. approaches to stimulate economic the use of Form SF–424 (Application for
3144). EDA will fairly evaluate all in- development in distressed regions; Financial Assistance) under control
kind contributions, which must be 2. The degree to which an EDA number 4040–0004. Notwithstanding
eligible project costs and meet investment will have strong any other provision of law, no person is
applicable federal cost principles and organizational leadership, relevant required to respond to, nor shall any
uniform administrative requirements. project management experience and a person be subject to a penalty for failure
Funds from other federal financial significant commitment of human to comply with, a collection of
assistance awards are considered resources talent to ensure the project’s information subject to the requirements
matching share funds only if authorized successful execution (see 13 CFR of the PRA unless the collection of
by statute that allows such use, which 301.8(b)); information displays a currently valid
may be determined by EDA’s reasonable 3. The ability of the applicant to OMB control number.
interpretation of the statute. See 13 CFR implement the proposed project
300.3. The applicant must show that the successfully (see 13 CFR 301.8); Executive Order 12866
matching share is committed to the 4. The feasibility of the budget This notice has been determined to be
project, available as needed and not presented; and not significant for purposes of Executive
conditioned or encumbered in any way 5. The cost to the Federal government. Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and
that precludes its use consistent with Selection Factors: The Assistant Review.’’
the requirements of EDA investment Secretary, as the Selecting Official,
assistance. See 13 CFR 301.5. expects to fund the highest ranking Executive Order 13132
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Intergovernmental Review: applications, as recommended by the It has been determined that this notice
Applications under the NTA Program review panel, submitted under this does not contain ‘‘policies that have
are not subject to Executive Order competitive solicitation. However, the Federalism implications,’’ as that phrase
12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Assistant Secretary may not make any is defined in Executive Order 13132,
Federal Programs.’’ selection, or he may select an ‘‘Federalism.’’

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Administrative Procedure Act/ EFFECTIVE DATE: June 21, 2007. lists the country, the subsidy program or
Regulatory Flexibility Act FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: programs, and the gross and net
Prior notice and an opportunity for Maura Jeffords, AD/CVD Operations, amounts of each subsidy for which
public comments are not required by the Office 3, Import Administration, information is currently available. The
Administrative Procedure Act or any International Trade Administration, Department will incorporate additional
other law for rules concerning grants, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th programs which are found to constitute
benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. Street and Constitution Ave., NW, subsidies, and additional information
553(a)(2)). Because notice and Washington, D.C. 20230, telephone: on the subsidy programs listed, as the
opportunity for comment are not (202) 482–3146. information is developed.
required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section The Department encourages any
other law, the analytical requirements of 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of person having information on foreign
the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 1979 (as amended) (‘‘the Act’’) requires government subsidy programs which
601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the
a regulatory flexibility analysis has not benefit articles of cheese subject to an
Department’’) to determine, in in–quota rate of duty to submit such
been prepared. consultation with the Secretary of information in writing to the Assistant
Dated: June 15, 2007. Agriculture, whether any foreign Secretary for Import Administration,
Benjamin Erulkar, government is providing a subsidy with
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for respect to any article of cheese subject
Street and Constitution Ave., NW,
Economic Development and Chief Operating to an in–quota rate of duty, as defined
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Officer. in section 702(h) of the Act, and to
[FR Doc. E7–12003 Filed 6–20–07; 8:45 am] publish an annual list and quarterly This determination and notice are in
BILLING CODE 3510–24–P updates of the type and amount of those accordance with section 702(a) of the
subsidies. We hereby provide the Act.
Department’s quarterly update of Dated: June 12, 2007.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE subsidies on articles of cheese that were
Joseph A. Spetrini,
imported during the period January 1,
International Trade Administration 2007 through March 31, 2007. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import
The Department has developed, in Administration.
Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of
consultation with the Secretary of Appendix
Foreign Government Subsidies on
Agriculture, information on subsidies
Articles of Cheese Subject to an In–
(as defined in section 702(h) of the Act)
Quota Rate of Duty
being provided either directly or
AGENCY: Import Administration, indirectly by foreign governments on
International Trade Administration, articles of cheese subject to an in–quota
Department of Commerce. rate of duty. The appendix to this notice


Country Program(s) Gross1 Subsidy ($/lb) Net2 Subsidy ($/lb)

27 European Union Member States3 ............ European Union Restitution Payments $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Canada .......................................................... Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese $ 0.30 $ 0.30
Norway ........................................................... Indirect (Milk) Subsidy $ 0.00 $ 0.00
........................................................................ Consumer Subsidy $ 0.00 $ 0.00
........................................................................ Total $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Switzerland .................................................... Deficiency Payments $ 0.00 $ 0.00
1 Defined
in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5).
2 Defined
in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6).
3 The27 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the
United Kingdom; and Bulgaria and Romania that completed accession to European Union on January 1, 2007.

[FR Doc. E7–12047 Filed 6–20–07; 8:45 am] ACTION: Notice of public hearings. For specific locations, see
SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Council address: Gulf of Mexico
Management Council (Council) will Fishery Management Council, 2203
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE convene public hearings on an North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa,
Aquaculture Amendment. FL 33607.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric DATES: The public hearings will held FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Administration from July 9 - 12, 2007 at 7 locations Wayne Swingle, Executive Director;
[XRIN: 0648–XA93] throughout the Gulf of Mexico. For telephone: (813) 348–1630.
specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Council; Public Hearings
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ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be (Council) is preparing an amendment

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries held in the following locations: N. which will require persons to obtain a
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Redington Beach and Destin, FL; Biloxi, permit from NMFS to participate in
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), MS; Orange Beach, AL; New Orleans, aquaculture by constructing an
Commerce. LA; Galveston and Corpus Christi, TX. aquaculture facility in the exclusive

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