[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 19214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7221]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Coastal Impact Assistance Program Allocations, Fiscal Years 2007-
2008

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of recipient allocation amounts for 
fiscal years 2007 and 2008.

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SUMMARY: The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is issuing this notice 
to advise the public of the availability of the individual allocation 
amounts available to each of the 73 eligible recipients of the Coastal 
Impact Assistance Program (CIAP). The amounts are an important piece of 
information to be used by the States and Coastal Political Subdivisions 
in the completion of CIAP grant applications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Colleen Benner, Minerals 
Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 4040, Herndon, Virginia 
20170. You may also contact Ms. Benner by telephone at (703) 787-1710.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Act) has 
created CIAP by amending Section 31 of the Outer Continental Shelf 
Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1356(a)). Under the provisions of the Act, the 
authority and responsibility for the management of CIAP is vested in 
the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary). The Secretary has delegated 
this authority and responsibility to MMS. In the February 16, 2007, 
continuing resolution, Congress approved a 3 percent appropriation of 
the CIAP funds to be used by MMS to administer the program. Under 
Section 384 of the Act, MMS shall disburse $250 million for each fiscal 
year 2007 through 2010 to eligible producing States (State) and coastal 
political subdivisions (CPS). The funds allocated to each State are 
based on the proportion of qualified Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 
revenues offshore the individual State to total qualified OCS revenues 
from all States. In order to receive CIAP funds, States are required to 
submit a coastal impact assistance plan (Plan) that MMS must approve 
prior to disbursing any funds. All funds shall be disbursed through a 
grant process. The guidance has been developed by MMS to provide the 
information necessary for States to develop a Plan and submit it to 
MMS. The allotment amounts and guidelines may be found on the MMS Web 
site at http://www.mms.gov/offshore/CIAPmain.htm.

    Dated: March 28, 2007.
R. M. ``Johnnie'' Burton,
Director, Minerals Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-7221 Filed 4-16-07; 8:45 am]
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