[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12616-12617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5128]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration

13 CFR Chapter III

[Docket No.: 110119042-1174-02]
RIN 0610-XA04


Request for Comments: Review and Improvement of EDA's Regulations

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments; extending public comment 
deadline.

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SUMMARY: On February 1, 2011, the Economic Development Administration 
(EDA) published a Federal Register notice requesting public input to 
improve the agency's regulations (76 FR 5501). Because of strong 
interest in the agency's efforts to streamline and update its 
regulations, EDA publishes this notice to extend the deadline for 
submitting regulatory comments.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on 
April 11, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments will continue to be accepted by the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Agency Web Site: http://www.eda.gov/. EDA has created an 
online feature for submitting comments. Follow the instructions at 
http://www.eda.gov/.
     E-mail: regulations@eda.doc.gov. Include ``Comments on 
EDA's regulations'' and Docket No. 110119042-1041-01 in the subject 
line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 482-5671, Attention: Office of Chief Counsel. 
Please indicate ``Comments on EDA's regulations'' and Docket No. 
110119042-1041-01 on the cover page.
     Mail: Economic Development Administration, Office of Chief 
Counsel, Suite D-100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Please indicate ``Comments on EDA's 
regulations'' and Docket No. 110119042-1041-01 on the envelope.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamie Lipsey, Attorney Advisor, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, Office of 
Chief Counsel, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Suite D-100, Washington, 
DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4687.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EDA's regulations, which are codified at 13 
CFR chapter III, provide the framework through which the agency 
administers its economic development assistance programs. In a Federal 
Register notice published on February 1, 2011 (76 FR 5501), EDA 
requested public feedback on any obstacles created by EDA's current 
regulations and ways to improve them to help the agency better advance 
innovative economic development in the 21st century. Because of strong 
interest in this initiative and to ensure our stakeholders have ample 
time to comment, EDA is extending the deadline for the submission of 
comments from March 9, 2011, to April 11, 2011. Although EDA welcomes 
comments on all of its regulations, the agency requests particular 
input on those regulations that impact the creation and growth of 
Regional Innovation Clusters (RICs) and on the agency's property 
management regulations. Please see the notice and request for comments, 
76 FR 5501 (February 1, 2011), and EDA's Web site at http://www.eda.gov/ for more information. As part of the Administration's 
commitment to open government, EDA is interested in broad public and 
stakeholder participation in this effort and strives to create a 
simplified regulatory system that balances the agency's fiduciary and 
transparency responsibilities with good, commonsense customer service 
to our stakeholders and the American people.
    Comments should be submitted to EDA as described in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice. EDA strongly encourages the use of the online 
feature on the agency's Web site to share comments and suggestions, 
which is easily accessible at http://www.eda.gov/and offers 
participants an opportunity to view the comments of others. EDA will 
consider all comments submitted in response to this notice that are 
received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2011, as referenced under 
DATES EDA will not accept public comments accompanied by a request that 
a part or all of the material be treated confidentially for any reason; 
EDA will not consider such comments and will return such comments and 
materials to the commenter. All public comments (including faxed or e-
mailed comments) submitted in response to this notice must be in 
writing and will be a matter of public record. All comments submitted 
will be available for public inspection and copying at http://www.regulations.gov.


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    Dated: March 2, 2011.
Otto Barry Bird,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2011-5128 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]
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