Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board.
In order to provide additional time for filing applications, the Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board is reopening the application window for the submission of guarantee applications.
This rule is effective February 11, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Charles E. Hall, Executive Director, Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board, US Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230, (202) 219-0584.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In order to provide additional time for the submission of completed applications, the deadline for the submission of applications has been reopened until February 28, 2000.
Administrative Law Requirements:
Executive Order 12866
This final rule has been determined not to be a significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866.
Administrative Procedure Act
This rule is exempt from the requirement to provide prior notice and Start Printed Page 6889an opportunity for public comment pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A), as it involves a matter relating to Board procedures and practice. Similarly, because this rule of procedure does not have a substantive effect on the public, it is not subject to a 30 day delay in effective date, as normally is required under 5 U.S.C. § 553(d). However, the Board is interested in receiving public comment and is, therefore, issuing this rule as interim final.
Regulatory Flexibility Act
Because this rule is not subject to a requirement to provide prior notice and an opportunity for public comment pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., are inapplicable.
Congressional Review Act
This rule has been determined to be not major for purposes of the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.
No intergovernmental consultations with State and local officials is required because the rule is not subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372 or Executive Order 12875.
Unfunded Mandate Reform Act of 1995
This rule contains no Federal mandates, as that term is defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, on State, local and tribal governments or the private sector.
This rule does not contain policies having federalism implications requiring preparation of a Federalism Assessment.
Executive Order 12630
This rule does not contain policies that have takings implications.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 13 CFR Part 500End List of Subjects
Administrative practice and procedure, Loan Program—Oil and Gas, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.Start Signature
Charles E. Hall,
Executive director, Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board.
For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 500 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Section 500.205 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) Application process. An original application and three copies must be received by the Board no later than 5 P.M. EST, February 28, 2000, in the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., room H-2500, Washington, DC 20230. Applications which have been provided to a delivery service on or before February 27, 2000, with “delivery guaranteed” before 5 P.M. on February 28, 2000, will be acceptabled for review if the Applicant can document that the application was provided to the delivery service with delivery to the address listed in this section guaranteed prior to the closing date and time. A postmark of February 27, 2000, is not sufficient to meet this deadline as the application must be received by the required date and time. Applications will not be accepted via facsimile machine transmission or electronic mail.
[FR Doc. 00-3291 Filed 2-10-00; 8:45 am]
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