Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC) Program, 53634-53635 [05-17777]

Download as PDF 53634 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Notices the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) purposes, the written description of the merchandise under review is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these cases are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ from Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated August 30, 2005 (Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in room B–099 of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov, under the heading ‘‘September 2005.’’ The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Reviews We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on steel beams from Japan and South Korea would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following percentage weighted–average margins: Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers Weighted–Average Margin (Percent) Japan. Kawasaki Steel Corporation ..................... Nippon Steel Corporation ............................ NKK Corporation/TOA Steel Co., Ltd. ........... Sumitomo Metals Industries, Ltd. ................... Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. .......... Topy Industries, Limited All Others ...................... South Korea. INI Steel Company ....... All Others ...................... 65.21 65.21 65.21 65.21 65.21 65.21 31.98 25.31 37.25 This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 of the Department’s regulations. Timely VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:19 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act. Dated: August 30, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–4941 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency [Docket No. 980901228–5236–05] Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC) Program Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of funding availability; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency publishes this notice to make a correction to the Eligibility section in the Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC) Program originally announced in the Federal Register on August 30, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please visit MBDA’s Minority Business Internet Portal at http://www.mbda.gov. Paper applications and Standard Forms may be obtained by contacting the MBDA National Enterprise Center (NEC) for the area in which the Applicant is located (See Agency Contacts section) or visiting MBDA’s Portal at http:// www.mbda.gov. Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, and SF–LLL can also be obtained at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/grants, or http://Grants.gov. Forms CD–511, and CD–346 may be obtained at http://www.doc.gov/forms. Responsibility for ensuring that applications are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 30, 2005, MBDA published a solicitation of applications for the MBOC Program. 70 FR 51338. In that notice, MBDA inadvertently included federal agencies as an entity eligible for grants under the MBOC program. This notice corrects the PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 eligibility criteria to remove federal agencies as an eligible entity. Federal agencies are not eligible to apply to the MBOC program because financial assistance awards in the form of Cooperative Agreements will be used to fund the MBOC Program and federal agencies are not eligible to receive Cooperative Agreements. The correct eligibility criteria is stated below. Eligibility: For-profit entities (including sole-proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations), nonprofit organizations, State and local government entities, American Indian tribes, and Educational institutions are eligible to operate MBOCs. All other requirements stated in the August 30, 2005 solicitation remain the same. Intergovernmental Review Applications under this program are not subject to Executive Order 12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.’’ Limitation of Liability Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have not yet been appropriated for this program. In no event will MBDA or the department of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if this program fails to receive funding or is cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige MBDA or the Department of Commerce to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds. Universal Identifier Applicant should be aware that they may be required to provide a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering system (DUNS) number during the application process. See the June 27, 2003 (68 FR 38402) Federal Register notice for additional information. Organization can receive a DUNS number at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS Number request line at 1–866–705–5711 or on MBDA’s Web site at http:// www.mbda.gov. Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements The Department of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the Federal Register notice of December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78389) are applicable to this solicitation. E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Notices Executive Order 12866 This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. 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 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared. 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, CD– 346, and SF–LLL have been approved by OMB under the respective control numbers 0348–0043, 0348–0044, 0348– 0040, 0605–0001, and 0348–0046. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection displays a currently valid OMB control Number. Dated: September 2, 2005. Ronald J. Marin, Financial Management Officer, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. 05–17777 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Announcing a Workshop on Developing an Analysis of Threats to Voting Systems National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 has given the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) a key role in helping to realize nationwide improvements in voting systems. NIST research activities authorized by HAVA include the security of computers, computer networks, and computer data storage VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:19 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 used in voting systems, methods to detect and prevent fraud, and protection of voter privacy and the role of human factors in the design and application of voting systems. To assist NIST in its role of developing guidance for the security and related usability of electronic voting systems, NIST plans to solicit the election community’s participation in a workshop to develop an analysis of threats to voting systems. The election community members include election directors and officials, voting system researchers, election system vendors, threat experts in related areas, and others in the public and private sector. It is anticipated that the workshop will result in a published overview and analysis of threats to voting systems, and how in general these threats can be mitigated. The goal of the workshop is to gather further threat analysis material and input to material already developed from participants so that, together, these may be used to drive the creation of appropriate requirements for the security of voting systems. Participants in the workshop are encouraged to submit a position paper to the conference by September 30, 2005. Position papers and other submitted materials will be made publicly available on the NIST voting Web site. There will be time available for open public comment. The detailed draft agenda and supporting documentation for the workshop will be made available prior to the workshop at the NIST voting Web site http:// vote.nist.gov/threats/. DATES: The workshop will be held on October 7, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held in Building 820 (NIST North), Room 152, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information, as available may be obtained from the NIST voting Web site at http://vote.nist.gov/threats/ or by contacting Peter Ketcham, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8910, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8910; telephone 301–975–5456; or e-mail: voting@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIST will lead an outreach effort in coordination with election officials, voting system experts, security threat experts, and the public and private sector to develop and disseminate an analysis of threats to voting systems. Examples of such voting systems include Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) systems, systems using voter verified audit trail technology, PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53635 optical scan voting systems, and ballot marking devices. The goal of the workshop is to solicit and gather threat analysis material and to gather critical analysis of the collected threats, their plausibility of various scenarios, assumptions made, and what lessons can be learned as a result of the analysis. Participants in the workshop will be expected to understand the collected materials and participate in the critical analysis and conclusions. In particular, participants will be asked to comment on the ramifications of the threat analysis materials so that this may result in general requirements for the security of voting systems. NIST will use the results of the workshop to develop security and related usability requirements for future iterations of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG). The proceedings of the workshop will be published. Workshop Topics Include Overview, importance, and goals of a threat analysis Questions that a threat analysis can answer Overviews of submitted position papers and threat analysis work General trends in attacks on information technology systems and ramifications to future voting systems security General requirements for voting system security Whether on-going voting systems threat analyses should be supported State and local election directors and officials, voting systems security experts and researchers, election lawyers, experts in threat analysis, voting systems vendors, and others from the public and private sector are encouraged to present information at the workshop describing their analysis of voting system threats and their conclusions as to how requirements for voting system security should be targeted. Participants wishing to formally present information at the workshop should submit proposals by September 16, 2005, and should submit any related threat analysis material to voting@nist.gov by September 30, 2005. Position papers, and other submitted materials will be made publicly available on the NIST voting Web site. Because of NIST security regulations, advance registration is mandatory; there will be no on-site, same-day registration. To register, please see http:// vote.nist.gov/threats/ or fax the registration form with your name, address, telephone, fax and e-mail address to 301–948–2067 (Attn: Developing an Analysis of Threats to Voting Systems) by September 30, 2005. E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency

[Docket No. 980901228-5236-05]


Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business 
Opportunity Center (MBOC) Program

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of funding availability; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency publishes this notice 
to make a correction to the Eligibility section in the Solicitation of 
Applications for the Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC) 
Program originally announced in the Federal Register on August 30, 
2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please visit MBDA's Minority Business 
Internet Portal at http://www.mbda.gov. Paper applications and Standard 
Forms may be obtained by contacting the MBDA National Enterprise Center 
(NEC) for the area in which the Applicant is located (See Agency 
Contacts section) or visiting MBDA's Portal at http://www.mbda.gov. 
Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, and SF-LLL can also be obtained at 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants, or http://Grants.gov. Forms CD-
511, and CD-346 may be obtained at http://www.doc.gov/forms.
    Responsibility for ensuring that applications are complete and 
received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 30, 2005, MBDA published a 
solicitation of applications for the MBOC Program. 70 FR 51338. In that 
notice, MBDA inadvertently included federal agencies as an entity 
eligible for grants under the MBOC program. This notice corrects the 
eligibility criteria to remove federal agencies as an eligible entity. 
Federal agencies are not eligible to apply to the MBOC program because 
financial assistance awards in the form of Cooperative Agreements will 
be used to fund the MBOC Program and federal agencies are not eligible 
to receive Cooperative Agreements. The correct eligibility criteria is 
stated below.
    Eligibility: For-profit entities (including sole-proprietorships, 
partnerships, and corporations), non-profit organizations, State and 
local government entities, American Indian tribes, and Educational 
institutions are eligible to operate MBOCs.
    All other requirements stated in the August 30, 2005 solicitation 
remain the same.

Intergovernmental Review

    Applications under this program are not subject to Executive Order 
12372, ``Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.''

Limitation of Liability

    Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have not yet been 
appropriated for this program. In no event will MBDA or the department 
of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if this 
program fails to receive funding or is cancelled because of other 
agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige 
MBDA or the Department of Commerce to award any specific project or to 
obligate any available funds.

Universal Identifier

    Applicant should be aware that they may be required to provide a 
Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering system (DUNS) number during 
the application process. See the June 27, 2003 (68 FR 38402) Federal 
Register notice for additional information. Organization can receive a 
DUNS number at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS Number 
request line at 1-866-705-5711 or on MBDA's Web site at http://
www.mbda.gov.

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 December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78389) are applicable to this 
solicitation.

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Executive Order 12866

    This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes 
of Executive Order 12866.

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 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not 
been prepared.

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, CD-346, and SF-LLL have been approved by OMB under the 
respective control numbers 0348-0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0605-0001, 
and 0348-0046. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person 
is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty 
for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection displays a currently 
valid OMB control Number.

    Dated: September 2, 2005.
Ronald J. Marin,
Financial Management Officer, Minority Business Development Agency.
[FR Doc. 05-17777 Filed 9-8-05; 8:45 am]
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