30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4053, Department of State Mentor-Protégé Program Application, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX, 5499-5500 [05-1929]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 2, 2005 / Notices 2. Statutory Basis NASD believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 15A of the Act,18 in general, and with Section 15A(b)(6) 19 of the Act, in particular, in that the proposal is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. NASD Dispute Resolution believes that the proposed rule change ultimately will protect investors and benefit the public by providing parties with an automated system that will help the forum operate more efficiently. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition NASD does not believe that the proposed rule change will result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act, as amended. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments were neither solicited nor received. rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Section, 450 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20549. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the NASD. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASD– 2004–164 and should be submitted on or before February 22, 2005. IV. Commission’s Findings and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change The Commission has reviewed carefully the proposed rule change as amended and finds that it is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities association and, in particular, the requirements of Section 15A(b)(6) 20 of the Act.21 Section 15A(b)(6) requires, among other things, that the rules of a Electronic Comments national securities association are • Use the Commission’s Internet designed to prevent fraudulent and comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ manipulative acts and practices, to rules/sro.shtml); or promote just and equitable principles of • Send an E-mail to ruletrade, and, in general, to protect comments@sec.gov. Please include File investors and the public interest. The Number SR–NASD–2004–164 on the Commission believes that the proposed subject line. rule change ultimately will protect investors and benefit the public by Paper Comments providing parties with an automated • Send paper comments in triplicate case management system that will help to Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary, the NASD Dispute Resolution Securities and Exchange Commission, arbitration forum operate more 450 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC efficiently.22 20549–0609. The Commission finds good cause for All submissions should refer to File approving the proposed rule change as Number SR–NASD–2004–164. This file amended prior to the thirtieth day after number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the the publication of notice of filing thereof in the Federal Register. Accelerated Commission process and review your approval will provide NASD Dispute comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will Resolution with the certainty it needs to post all comments on the Commission’s 20 15 U.S.C. 78o–3(b)(6). Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ 21 The Commission has considered the proposed III. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: rule’s impact on efficiency, competition and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 22 See supra note 15. 18 15 U.S.C. 78o–3. 19 15 U.S.C. 78o–3(b)(6). VerDate jul<14>2003 14:19 Feb 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5499 upgrade its computer technology to select arbitrators on a random, rather than a rotational, basis and to ultimately replace NLSS with MATRICS. V. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act, that the proposed rule change (SR–NASD–2004– 164) as amended be, and hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.23 Margaret H. McFarland, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–397 Filed 2–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 4985] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4053, Department of ´ ´ State Mentor-Protege Program Application, OMB Control Number 1405–XXXX Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: ´ ´ Department of State Mentor-Protege Program Application, • OMB Control Number: 1405–XXXX. • Type of Request: New Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, A/SDBU. • Form Number: DS 4053. • Respondents: Small and large forprofit companies planning to team ´ ´ together in an official mentor-protege capacity to improve the likelihood of winning DOS contracts. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 20 respondents per year. • Estimated Number of Responses: 10 per year. • Average Hours Per Response: 21. • Total Estimated Burden: 210. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from February 2, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Alex Hunt, the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of 23 17 E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 02FEN1 5500 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 2, 2005 / Notices Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who may be reached on 202– 395–7860. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ahunt@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Hand Delivery or Courier: OIRA, Department of State Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 • Fax: 202–395–6974 You may obtain copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents from Patricia Culbreth, A/ SDBU, SA–6, Rm. L–500, Washington DC, 20522, who may be reached on 703– 875–6881. E-mail, culbrethpb@state.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary to properly perform our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology. Abstract of proposed collection: This information collection facilitates ´ ´ implementation of a mentor-protege program that encourages business agreements between small and large forprofit companies planning to team ´ ´ together in an official mentor-protege capacity to improve the likelihood of winning DOS contracts. Such a program should assist the State Department OSDBU office in reaching its small business goals. Methodology: Respondents may submit the information by e-mail using DS–4053, or by letter using fax or postal mail. Additional Information: None. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 23, 2004. Durie N. White, Operations Director, Bureau of Administration, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–1929 Filed 2–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P VerDate jul<14>2003 14:19 Feb 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 4986] Determination and Waiver of Section 592 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2005 (Division D, Public Law 108–447), Relating to Compliance With the Algiers Agreements Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 592 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2005 (Division D, Pub. L. 108–447), I hereby determine that it is in the national security interests of the United States to waive the requirements of this section as they pertain to the central Governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia. This determination shall be notified to the Congress and published in the Federal Register. Dated: January 24, 2005. Colin L. Powell, Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–1928 Filed 2–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–26–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Extension of Deadline for Public Comment on Out-of-Cycle Review of the People’s Republic of China Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice extends by two weeks the deadline for the submission of comments in the Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) of the People’s Republic of China (China) under section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2242), commonly referred to as the ‘‘Special 301’’ provision of the Trade Act. DATES: Submissions must be received on or before 5 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Sybia Harrison, Special Assistant to the Section 301 Committee, and sent (i) electronically, to FR0446@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to (202) 395–9458, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the e-mail address above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Meyers, Director of Intellectual PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Property and China, at (202) 395–9549, Angela Davis, Director of China Affairs, at (202) 395–3900, or Stanford McCoy, Assistant General Counsel, at (202) 395– 3581, Office of the United States Trade Representative. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 3, 2004, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the results of the 2004 Special 301 review and stated that an OCR would be conducted in early 2005 to assess China’s actions to implement effectively the commitments it undertook under the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), its WTO commitments, and a 1995 bilateral intellectual property agreement with the United States (including additional commitments made in 1996). On December 14, 2004, USTR requested written comments from the public concerning the acts, policies, and practices relevant for this review under section 182 of the Trade Act (69 FR 74561). The original deadline for submissions was Monday, January 31, 2005. In order to afford members of the public the fullest possible opportunity to respond to this request, USTR is extending the deadline for submissions by two weeks, to Monday, February 14, 2005. For details concerning the information requested and requirements for comments, respondents are asked to refer to the USTR request for written submissions from the public published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2004 (69 FR 74561). James Mendenhall, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Services, Investment, and Intellectual Property. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 2, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5499-5500]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1929]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 4985]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4053, 
Department of State Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program Application, 
OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.
     Title of Information Collection: Department of State 
Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program Application,
     OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX.
     Type of Request: New Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, A/SDBU.
     Form Number: DS 4053.
     Respondents: Small and large for-profit companies planning 
to team together in an official mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] capacity 
to improve the likelihood of winning DOS contracts.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 20 respondents per year.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 10 per year.
     Average Hours Per Response: 21.
     Total Estimated Burden: 210.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
up to 30 days from February 2, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Alex Hunt, the Department 
of State Desk Officer in the Office of

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Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), who may be reached on 202-395-7860. You may submit 
comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: ahunt@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form 
number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control 
number in the subject line of your message.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: OIRA, Department of State Desk 
Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503
     Fax: 202-395-6974

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the proposed 
information collection and supporting documents from Patricia Culbreth, 
A/SDBU, SA-6, Rm. L-500, Washington DC, 20522, who may be reached on 
703-875-6881. E-mail, culbrethpb@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit 
the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary to properly perform our functions.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
technology.
    Abstract of proposed collection:
    This information collection facilitates implementation of a mentor-
prot[eacute]g[eacute] program that encourages business agreements 
between small and large for-profit companies planning to team together 
in an official mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] capacity to improve the 
likelihood of winning DOS contracts. Such a program should assist the 
State Department OSDBU office in reaching its small business goals.
    Methodology:
    Respondents may submit the information by e-mail using DS-4053, or 
by letter using fax or postal mail.
    Additional Information: None.

    Dated: November 23, 2004.
Durie N. White,
Operations Director, Bureau of Administration, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 05-1929 Filed 2-1-05; 8:45 am]
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