Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 42 / Monday, March 3, 2008 / Proposed Rules 11375 providing business guidance with (a) What evidence supports making By direction of the Commission. respect to ‘‘refillable’’ claims about your proposed revision(s)? Please Donald S. Clark packaging? Please provide any evidence provide this evidence. that supports your answer. Secretary (b) What evidence is available (2) Has there been a change in consumer [FR Doc. E8–3972 Filed 2–29–08: 8:45 am] concerning consumer understanding perception of these claims since the of the term ‘‘bio-based’’? Please BILLING CODE 6750–01–S Guides were revised? provide this evidence. (a) If so, please describe this change (c) What evidence constitutes a and provide any evidence that reasonable basis to support a ‘‘bio- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION supports your answer. based’’ claim? Please provide this AGENCY (b) Should the Guides be revised to evidence. 40 CFR Parts 51 and 93 address any such change? If so, how? (3) Are there ‘‘refillable’’ claims in the (2) Should the Guides be revised to include guidance regarding life cycle or [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0669; FRL–8536–1] marketplace concerning packaging that are misleading? If so, please describe ‘‘cradle-to-cradle’’ packaging claims? RIN–2060–AH93 these claims and provide any evidence (a) If so, why, and what guidance that supports your answer. should be provided? If not, why not? Revisions to the General Conformity (4) To the extent not addressed in your Please provide any evidence that Regulations previous answers, please explain supports your answer. AGENCY: Environmental Protection whether and how the Guides should be (b) What evidence is available Agency (EPA). revised to prevent consumer deception, concerning consumer understanding ACTION: Notice of public hearing and provide business guidance, and/or of life cycle analyses or the term corrected docket number. reduce costs the Guides impose on ‘‘cradle-to-cradle’’? Please provide businesses, particularly small this evidence. SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing a businesses, with respect to ‘‘refillable’’ (c) Is there an appropriate scientific public hearing to be held on March 14, claims about packaging. Please provide methodology to evaluate life cycle or 2008 for the proposed rule on ‘‘Revision any evidence that supports your answer. ‘‘cradle-to-cradle’’ packaging claims? to the General Conformity Regulations.’’ F. Ozone Safe and Ozone Friendly If so, please provide any evidence that This rulemaking action was published supports your answer. in the Federal Register on January 8, (1) How effective have the Guides been 2008 and proposes to revise EPA’s in preventing consumer deception and (3) Are there other environmental claims concerning packaging not regulations relating to the Clean Air Act providing business guidance with (CAA) requirements that Federal respect to ‘‘ozone safe’’ or ‘‘ozone currently addressed by the Guides, and if so what are they? Please provide any Actions conform to the appropriate friendly’’ claims about packaging? State, Tribal or Federal implementation Please provide any evidence that evidence that supports your answer. plan for attaining clean air (‘‘general supports your answer. (a) Should the Guides be revised to conformity’’). The public hearing will (2) Has there been a change in consumer include guidance regarding these provide interested parties the perception of these claims since the claims? If so, why, and what guidance opportunity to present data, views, or Guides were revised? should be provided? If not, why not? arguments concerning these proposed (a) If so, please describe this change (b) What evidence is available changes. EPA is also correcting the and provide any evidence that concerning consumer understanding docket number published in the January supports your answer. of these claim(s)? Please provide this 8, 2008 proposed rulemaking. In the (b) Should the Guides be revised to evidence. January 8, 2008 Revisions to the General address any such change? If so, how? (c) What evidence constitutes a Conformity Regulations: Proposed Rule, (3) Are there ‘‘ozone safe’’ or ‘‘ozone reasonable basis to support these there was an error made in citing the friendly’’ claims in the marketplace claim(s)? Please provide this docket number. The appropriate docket concerning packaging that are evidence. number for the January 8, 2008 misleading? If so, please describe these proposed rulemaking is EPA–HQ–OAR– claims and provide any evidence that H. Third-Party Certifications and Seals 2006–0669. Please submit all comments supports your answer. (1) What evidence is available to docket number EPA–HQ–OAR–2006– (4) To the extent not addressed in your concerning consumer understanding of 0669 when commenting on the January previous answers, please explain third-party certifications and seals, 8, 2008 proposed rule. whether and how the Guides should be labels, or symbols on packaging? Please revised to prevent consumer deception, DATES: The public hearing will convene provide this evidence. at 9 a.m. on March 14, 2008, and provide business guidance, and/or (2) Why are marketers using these third- continue until 1 hour after the last reduce costs the Guides impose on party certifications and seals, labels, or registered speaker has spoken. People businesses, particularly small symbols on packaging? Please provide wishing to present oral testimony must businesses, with respect to ‘‘ozone safe’’ any evidence that supports your answer. pre-register by 5 p.m. on March 11, or ‘‘ozone friendly’’ claims about packaging. Please provide any evidence (3) What criteria are third-party 2008. For updates and additional that supports your answer. certifiers using to substantiate claims information on the public hearing, made with third-party certification, please check EPA’s Web site for this G. Claims Currently Not Addressed by seals, labels, or symbols on packaging? rulemaking at http://www.epa.gov.oar/ rmajette on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS the Green Guides Are those criteria appropriate? Please gencomform/. (1) Should the Guides be revised to provide any evidence that supports your ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be include guidance regarding ‘‘bio-based’’ answers. held at U.S. Environmental Protection packaging claims? If so, why, and what (4) Should the Guides be revised to Agency, East Building, Room 1153, 1200 guidance should be provided? If not, include additional guidance regarding Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC why not? these claims? If so, how? 20004. Because this hearing is being VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Feb 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\03MRP1.SGM 03MRP1 11376 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 42 / Monday, March 3, 2008 / Proposed Rules held at U.S. government facilities, proposed SIP revisions. This proposed How Can I Get Copies of This everyone planning to attend the hearing rule revision provides for a streamline Document and Other Related should be prepared to show valid process for Federal agencies and States Information? picture identification to the security and Tribes to collaborate and ensure The EPA has established the official staff in order to gain access to the Federal activities are incorporated in public docket for the supplemental meeting room. In addition, you will these State implementation plans. proposed rule entitled ‘‘Revisions to the need to obtain a property pass for any Where that is not possible, it provides General Conformity’’ under Docket ID personal belongings you bring with you. an efficient and effective process for No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0669. In the Upon leaving the building, you will be Federal agencies to ensure their actions January 8, 2008, 73 FR 1402, Revisions required to return this property pass to do not cause or contribute to a violation to the General Conformity Regulations: the security desk. No large signs will be of the national ambient air quality Proposed Rule, there was an error made allowed in the building, cameras may standards (NAAQS) or interfere with the in citing the docket number. The only be used inside the classroom and appropriate docket number for the purpose of a State, Tribal or Federal outside of the building and January 8, 2008 proposed rulemaking is implementation plan to attain or demonstrations will not be allowed on EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0669. Please Federal property for security reasons. maintain the NAAQS. submit all comments to docket number FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If Public hearing: The proposal for EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0669 when you would like to speak at the public which EPA is holding the public commenting on the January 8, 2008 hearing or have questions concerning hearing was published in the Federal proposed rule. the public hearing, please contact Ms. Register on January 8, 2008, (73 FR As stated previously, the proposed Pamela Long, U.S. Environmental 1402) and is available at: http:// rule was published in the Federal Protection Agency, OAQPS, Air Quality www.epa.gov/oar/genconform/regs.htm. Register on January 8, 2008 (73 FR Planning Division (C504–03), Research The public hearing will provide 1402) and is available at http:// Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone interested parties the opportunity to www.epa.gov/oar/genconform/regs.htm. (919) 541–0641, fax number (919) 541– present data, views, or arguments Dated: February 22, 2008. 5509, e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. concerning the supplemental rule Questions concerning the January 8, Jenny N. Edmonds, proposal. The EPA may ask clarifying 2008, proposed rule should be Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning questions during the oral presentations, addressed to Mr. Tom Coda, U.S. EPA, and Standards. but will not respond to the Office of Air Quality Planning and [FR Doc. E8–4031 Filed 2–29–08; 8:45 am] presentations at that time. Written Standards, Air Quality Policy Division, statements and supporting information BILLING CODE 6560–50–P (C504–03), Research Triangle Park, NC submitted during the comment period 27711, telephone number (919) 541– will be considered with the same weight 3307, e-mail at email@example.com. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE as any oral comments and supporting SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information presented at the public National Oceanic and Atmospheric January 8, 2008, proposed rule proposes hearing. Written comments on the to revise its regulations relating to the Administration proposed rule were requested to be Clean Air Act (CAA) requirement that postmarked by March 10, 2008, which 50 CFR Part 648 Federal actions conform to the appropriate State, Tribal or Federal is the closing date for the comment [Docket No. 071017599–7600–01] implementation plan for attaining clean period, as specified in the proposal for air (‘‘general conformity’’). EPA has only the rule. However, the record will RIN 0648–AW16 revised the General Conformity remain open until April 14, 2008, to allow 30 days after the public hearing Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Regulations once since they were for submittal of additional information. Fisheries of the Northeastern United promulgated in 1993 to include de States; Northeast Multispecies minimis emission levels for fine Commenters should notify Ms. Long if Fishery; 2008 Georges Bank Cod Hook particulate matter and its precursors they will need specific equipment, or if Sector Operations Plan and Agreement (July 17, 2006). Over this period, States, there are other special needs related to and Allocation of Georges Bank Cod EPA and other Federal agencies have providing comments at the hearing. The Total Allowable Catch gained experience with the EPA will provide equipment for implementation of the existing commenters to show overhead slides or AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries regulations and have identified several make computerized slide presentations Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and issues with their implementation. In if we receive special requests in Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), addition, in 2004, EPA issued advance. Oral testimony will be limited Commerce. regulations to implement the revised to 5 minutes for each commenter. The ACTION: Proposed rule; request for ozone standard and in 2007, issued comments. EPA encourages commenters to provide regulations to implement the new fine EPA with a copy of their oral testimony particulate matter standard. These SUMMARY: The Georges Bank (GB) Cod regulations affect the timing and process electronically (via e-mail or CD) or in Hook Sector (Hook Sector) has for general conformity determinations. hard copy form. submitted an Operations Plan and State and other air quality agencies are The hearing schedule, including lists Sector Contract entitled, ‘‘Georges Bank in the process of developing revised of speakers, will be posted on EPA’s Cod Hook Sector Fishing Year 2008– rmajette on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS plans to attain the new standards and Web site http://www.epa.gov/oar/ 2009 Operations Plan and Agreement’’ the proposed revisions to the General genconform/regs.htm. Verbatim (together referred to as the Sector Conformity Regulations will be helpful transcripts of the hearing and written Agreement), and an Environmental to the State, Tribe, and local agencies as statements will be included in the Assessment (EA), and has requested an well as the Federal agencies in docket for the rulemaking. allocation of GB cod, consistent with the developing and commenting on the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Feb 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\03MRP1.SGM 03MRP1
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