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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (2007). The motion states that TPA and ensure proper handling, please
its members require additional time in reference OJP Docket No. 1464 on your
Federal Energy Regulatory order to fully consider the implications correspondence. You may view an
Commission of the NOPR, to prepare meaningful electronic version of this proposed rule
comments and to develop material for at www.regulations.gov, and you may
18 CFR Parts 260 and 284 the record to respond to the numerous also comment by using the
[Docket Nos. RM07–10–000 and AD06–11– requests for specific information in the www.regulations.gov comment form for
000] NOPR. this regulation. When submitting
Upon consideration, notice is hereby comments electronically you must
Transparency Provisions of Section 23 given that an extension of time for filing include OJP Docket No. 1464 in the
of the Natural Gas Act; Transparency initial comments on the NOPR is subject box.
Provisions of the Energy Policy Act; granted to and including July 11, 2007.
Notice of Extension of Time Reply comments should be filed on or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public
before August 9, 2007. Law 109–177, the USA PATRIOT
May 30, 2007. Improvement and Reauthorization Act
AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Kimberly D. Bose,
of 2005, (‘‘the Act’’) was signed into law
Commission, DOE. Secretary.
on March 9, 2006. Section 507 of that
ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; [FR Doc. E7–10803 Filed 6–5–07; 8:45 am]
Act amends chapter 154 of Title 28 of
extension of comment period. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P
the United States Code. Chapter 154
SUMMARY: On April 19, 2007, the offers procedural benefits in Federal
Commission issued a Notice of habeas corpus review to States that go
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE beyond the constitutional requirement
Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) revising
its regulations in order to facilitate price 28 CFR Part 26 of appointing counsel for indigents at
transparency in markets for the sale or trial and on appeal by providing counsel
[Docket No. OJP (DOJ)–1464; AG Order No. also to capital defendants in State
transportation of physical natural gas in
interstate commerce. The dates for filing postconviction proceedings. The
initial and reply comments on the RIN 1121–AA74 chapter 154 procedures include special
NOPR are being extended at the request provisions relating to stays of execution
of the Texas Pipeline Association. Office of the Attorney General; (28 U.S.C. 2262), the time for filing
Certification Process for State Capital Federal habeas corpus applications (28
DATES: Comments are due on or before
Counsel Systems U.S.C. 2263), the scope of Federal
July 11, 2007. Reply comments are due
on or before August 9, 2007. AGENCY: Office of the Attorney General, habeas corpus review (28 U.S.C. 2264),
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments Department of Justice. and time limits for Federal district
identified by Docket No. RM07–10–000, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. courts and courts of appeals to
by one of the following methods: determine habeas corpus applications
• Agency Web Site: http://ferc.gov. SUMMARY: The USA PATRIOT and related appeals (28 U.S.C. 2266).
Follow the instructions for submitting Improvement and Reauthorization Act See 152 Cong. Rec. S1620, S1624–28
comments via the eFiling link found in of 2005 instructs the Attorney General (daily ed., Mar. 2, 2006) (remarks of Sen.
the Comment Procedures Section of the to promulgate regulations to implement Kyl) (explanation of procedural benefits
preamble. certification procedures for States to States under chapter 154); 141 Cong.
• Mail: Commenters unable to file seeking to qualify for the expedited Rec. S4590, S4590–92 (daily ed., Mar.
comments electronically must mail or Federal habeas corpus review 24, 1995) (remarks of Sen. Specter)
hand deliver an original and 14 copies procedures in capital cases under
(explaining the historical problem of
of their comments to the Federal Energy chapter 154 of Title 28, United States
capital habeas delay motivating the
Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Code. The procedural benefits of
enactment of habeas reforms).
Commission, 888 First Street, NE., chapter 154 are available to States that
Washington, DC 20426. Please refer to establish a mechanism for providing Although chapter 154 has been in
the Comment Procedures Section of the counsel to indigent capital defendants place since the enactment of the
preamble for additional information on in State postconviction proceedings that Antiterrorism and Effective Death
how to file paper comments. satisfies certain statutory requirements. Penalty Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–132),
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This proposed rule would carry out the the determination that a State was
Stephen J. Harvey (Technical), 888 First Act’s requirement of issuing regulations eligible for the procedural benefits of
Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, for the certification procedure. chapter 154 had been left to the Federal
(202) 502–6372, DATES: Comment date: Comments must court of appeals for the circuit in which
Stephen.Harvey@ferc.gov. be submitted on or before August 6, the State is located. The Act amended
Eric Ciccoretti (Legal), 888 First Street, 2007. sections 2261(b) and 2265 of title 28 to
NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) ADDRESSES: Please address all assign responsibility for chapter 154
502–8493, Eric.Ciccoretti@ferc.gov. comments regarding these proposed certification to the Attorney General of
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May regulations, by U.S. mail, to: Kim Ball the United States, subject to review by
25, 2007, the Texas Gas Pipeline Norris, Senior Policy Advisor for the Court of Appeals for the District of
Association (TPA) filed a motion for an Adjudication, Bureau of Justice Columbia Circuit. Section 2265(a) as
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extension of time to file initial and reply Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, amended makes clear that the only
comments in response to the Notice of U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th requirements that the Attorney General
Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) issued Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531; by may impose for a State to receive
April 19, 2007, in the above-referenced telefacsimile (fax), to: (202) 307–0036 or certification are those expressly stated
proceeding. 72 FR 20791 (Apr. 26, by e-mail, to: in chapter 154. See 28 U.S.C. 2265(a)(3)
2007), FERC. Stats. and Regs. ¶ 32,614 OJP_Fed_Reg_Comments@usdoj.gov. To

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