[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 26 (Tuesday, February 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6354-6355]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2805]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 0907081109-0060-04]
RIN 0648-ZC10


NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program Project Grants under 
the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Correction

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of funding availability; Date correction.

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SUMMARY: This notice corrects an error contained in the notice 
published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2010. That notice 
announced the NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program Project 
Grants competition and contained an incorrect date for postmark of hard 
copy applications.

DATES: Hard copy applications must be postmarked, or provided to a 
delivery service and documented with a receipt, by 11:59 p.m. EST on 
February 16, 2010. Hard copy applications postmarked or

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provided to a delivery service after 11:59 p.m. EST February 16, 2010 
will not be considered for funding. Electronic applications must be 
submitted through www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 16, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: NOAA Restoration Center (F/HC3) NOAA Fisheries, Office of 
Habitat Conservation, 1315 East West Highway, Rm. 14730, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910 Attn: Great Lakes HabitatRestoration Project Applications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Jenni 
Wallace at (301) 713--0174 ext. 183, or by e-mail at 
Jenni.Wallace@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 19, 2010, the NOAA Great Lakes 
Habitat Restoration Program Project Grants announced its solicitation 
for applications under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the 
NOAA Notice of Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2010, 
published in the Federal Register (75 FR 3101). That announcement 
listed an incorrect deadline for postmarking or receipt by delivery 
service of hard copy mailings. The correct deadline for postmarking or 
receipt by delivery service of a hard copy application is 11:59 p.m. 
EST on February 16, 2010. The deadline for electronic submissions 
remains unchanged and continues to be 11:59 p.m. EST on February 16, 
2010.
    All other information and requirements as published in the January 
19, 2010 notice remain unchanged.
    Intergovernmental review: Applications submitted by state and local 
governments are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, 
``Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.'' Any applicant 
submitting an application for funding is required to complete item 16 
on SF-424 regarding clearance by the State Single Point of Contact 
(SPOC) established as a result of EO 12372. To find out and comply with 
a State's process under EO 12372, the names, addresses and phone 
numbers of participating SPOCs are listed in the Office of Management 
and Budget's home page at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/spoc.html
    Limitation of liability: In no event will NOAA or the Department of 
Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if these 
programs fail to receive funding or are cancelled because of other 
agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige 
NOAA to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds.
    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): NOAA must analyze the 
potential environmental impacts, as required by the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), for applicant projects or proposals 
which are seeking NOAA federal funding opportunities. Detailed 
information on NOAA compliance with NEPA can be found at the following 
NOAA NEPA website: http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/, including our NOAA 
Administrative Order 216-6 for NEPA, http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/NAO216_6_TOC.pdf, and the Council on Environmental Quality implementation 
regulations, http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/ceq/toc_ceq.htm. 
Consequently, as part of an applicant's package, and under their 
description of their program activities, applicants are required to 
provide detailed information on the activities to be conducted, 
locations, sites, species and habitat to be affected, possible 
construction activities, and any environmental concerns that may exist 
(e.g., the use and disposal of hazardous or toxic chemicals, 
introduction of non-indigenous species, impacts to endangered and 
threatened species, aquaculture projects, and impacts to coral reef 
systems). In addition to providing specific information that will serve 
as the basis for any required impact analyses, applicants may also be 
requested to assist NOAA in drafting of an environmental assessment, if 
NOAA determines an assessment is required. Applicants will also be 
required to cooperate with NOAA in identifying feasible measures to 
reduce or avoid any identified adverse environmental impacts of their 
proposal. The failure to do so shall be grounds for not selecting an 
application. In some cases if additional information is required after 
an application is selected, funds can be withheld by the Grants Officer 
under a special award condition requiring the recipient to submit 
additional environmental compliance information sufficient to enable 
NOAA to make an assessment on any impacts that a project may have on 
the environment.
    The Department of Commerce pre-award notification requirements for 
grants and cooperative agreements: The Department of Commerce Pre-Award 
Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements 
contained in the Federal Register notice of February 11, 2008 (73 FR 
7696), are applicable to this solicitation.
    Paperwork Reduction Act: This document contains collection-of-
information requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, and SF-LLL and CD-346 has 
been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the 
respective control numbers 0348-0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046, 
and 0605-0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to 
comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of 
the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.
    Executive Order 12866: This notice has been determined to be not 
significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): It has been determined that 
this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as 
that term is defined in Executive Order 13132.
    Administrative Procedure Act/Regulatory Flexibility Act: Prior 
notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the 
Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning 
public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 
553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements 
for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are 
inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been 
prepared.

    Dated: February 4, 2010.
Tammy L. Journet,
Deputy Director, Acquisition and Grants Office, Contracting Officer, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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