Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2006, 61120-61121 [05-21027]

Download as PDF 61120 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 202 / Thursday, October 20, 2005 / Notices classifiable under subheading 7307.23.00 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Taiwan The products subject to this order are certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings, whether finished or unfinished, under 14 inches inside diameter. Certain welded stainless steel butt– weld pipe fittings (pipe fittings) are used to connect pipe sections in piping systems where conditions require welded connections. The subject merchandise is used where one or more of the following conditions is a factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping system will occur if material other than stainless steel is used; (2) contamination of the material in the system by the system itself must be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low temperatures are present; and (5) high pressures are contained within the system. Pipe fittings come in a variety of shapes, with the following five shapes the most basic: ‘‘elbows,’’ ‘‘tees,’’ ‘‘reducers,’’ ‘‘stub ends,’’ and ‘‘caps.’’ The edges of finished pipe fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings are excluded from this review. The pipe fittings subject to this order are classifiable under subheading 7307.23.00 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Determination As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of these orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these orders not later than October 2010. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Oct 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 These five-year (sunset) reviews and notices are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 14, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–5791 Filed 10–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 030602141–5255–26] Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2006 Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; re-open competition solicitation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research publishes this notice to reopen the competitive solicitation for the Ballast Water Technology Demonstration Program (Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation Facility). DATES: The new deadline for the receipt of preliminary proposals for the Ballast Water Technology Demonstration Program (Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation Facility) is 5 p.m. EDT October 27, 2005 for both electronic and paper applications. The deadline for receipt of FULL proposals remains unchanged at 4 p.m. EST, January 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: The address for submitting Proposals electronically is: http:// www.grants.gov/. (Electronic submission is strongly encouraged). Paper submissions should be sent to the National Sea Grant Office, Attn: Mrs. Geraldine Taylor, SG–Ballast Water, 1315 East-West Highway, R/SG, Rm. 11732, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone number for express mail applications is 301–713–2445. Full proposals should be submitted through Grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorn Carlson, NOAA National Sea Grant Office, 301–713–2435; via Internet at Dorn.Carlson@noaa.gov; or Pamela Thibodeaux, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 703–358–2493; via Internet at Pamela_Thibodeaux@fws.gov. Further background information can be obtained from the above information contacts, or PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on the Ballast Water Program Web site, http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/research/ nonindigenous/ballast. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This program was originally solicited in the Federal Register on June 30, 2005, as part of the June, 2005 NOAA Omnibus solicitation. The original deadline for receipt of preliminary proposals was 4 p.m., EDT, on September 23, 2005. NOAA re-opens the solicitation period to provide the public more time to submit preliminary proposals. The new deadline for the receipt of proposals is October 27, 2005, for both electronic and paper applications. All applications that are received between September 23, 2005 and the date of publication of this notice will be considered timely. All other requirements for this solicitation remain the same. The deadline for receipt of FULL proposals remains unchanged at 4 p.m. EST, January 6, 2006. The preliminary proposal solicitation for the other Ballast Water Technology Demonstration Program (Treatment Technology Demonstration Projects) is not reopened, and the submission deadline for full proposals in that competition remains unchanged. Limitation of Liability Funding for programs listed in this notice is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2006 appropriations. Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have not yet been appropriated for the programs listed in this notice. In no event will NOAA or the Department of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if these programs fail to receive funding or are cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige NOAA to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds. Universal Identifier Applicants should be aware that they are required to provide a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number during the application process. See the October 30, 2002 Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 210, pp. 66177–66178, for additional information. Organizations can receive a DUNS number at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS Number request line at 1–866–705–5711 or via the Internet (http:// www.dunandbradstreet.com). National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NOAA must analyze the potential environmental impacts, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 202 / Thursday, October 20, 2005 / Notices (NEPA), for applicant projects or proposals which are seeking NOAA federal funding opportunities. Detailed information on NOAA compliance with NEPA can be found at the following NOAA NEPA Web site: http:// www.nepa.noaa.gov/, including our NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 for NEPA, http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/ NAO216_6_TOC.pdf, and the Council on Environmental Quality implementation regulations, http:// ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/ceq/ toc_ceq.htm Consequently, as part of an applicant’s package, and under their description of their program activities, applicants are required to provide detailed information on the activities to be conducted, locations, sites, species and habitat to be affected, possible construction activities, and any environmental concerns that may exist (e.g., the use and disposal of hazardous or toxic chemicals, introduction of nonindigenous species, impacts to endangered and threatened species, aquaculture projects, and impacts to coral reef systems). In addition to providing specific information that will serve as the basis for any required impact analyses, applicants may also be requested to assist NOAA in drafting of an environmental assessment, if NOAA determines an assessment is required. Applicants will also be required to cooperate with NOAA in identifying feasible measures to reduce or avoid any identified adverse environmental impacts of their proposal. The failure to do so shall be grounds for not selecting an application. In some cases if additional information is required after an application is selected, funds can be withheld by the Grants Officer under a special award condition requiring the recipient to submit additional environmental compliance information sufficient to enable NOAA to make an assessment on any impacts that a project may have on the environment. 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. Paperwork Reduction Act This document contains collection-ofinformation requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, SF–LLL, and CD–346 has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective control numbers 0348–0043, 0348–0044, 0348–0040, 0348–0046, and 0605–0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Oct 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 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 requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Executive Order 12866 This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. 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. Dated: October 13, 2005. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 05–21027 Filed 10–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports From China October 17, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (the Committee). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Committee is extending through November 30, the period for making a determination on whether to request consultations with China regarding imports of cotton and manmade fiber curtains and drapery (Category 369 Part/666 Part). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61121 U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order 11651, as amended. Background On June 22, 2005, the Committee received a request from the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, the National Council of Textile Organizations, the National Textile Association, and UNITE HERE requesting that the Committee limit imports from China of cotton and manmade fiber curtains and drapery (Category 369 Part/666 Part) due to market disruption. The Committee determined that this request provided the information necessary for the Committee to consider the request and solicited public comments for a period of 30 days. See Solicitation of Public Comment on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 41376 (July 19, 2005). The Committee’s Procedures, 68 FR 27787 (May 21, 2003) state that the Committee will make a determination within 60 calendar days of the close of the public comment period as to whether the United States will request consultations with China. If the Committee is unable to make a determination within 60 calendar days, it will cause to be published a notice in the Federal Register, including the date by which it will make a determination. The 60 day determination period for this case expired on October 17, 2005. The Committee is unable to make a determination within the determination period because it is continuing to evaluate production data for cotton and man-made fiber curtains and drapery. Therefore, the Committee is extending the determination period to November 30, 2005. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–21107 Filed 10–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s (Board) public hearing and meeting described below. The Board E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 030602141-5255-26]


Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2006

AGENCY: Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; re-open competition solicitation.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research publishes this notice to reopen the 
competitive solicitation for the Ballast Water Technology Demonstration 
Program (Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation Facility).

DATES: The new deadline for the receipt of preliminary proposals for 
the Ballast Water Technology Demonstration Program (Research, 
Development, Testing and Evaluation Facility) is 5 p.m. EDT October 27, 
2005 for both electronic and paper applications. The deadline for 
receipt of FULL proposals remains unchanged at 4 p.m. EST, January 6, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: The address for submitting Proposals electronically is: 
http://www.grants.gov/. (Electronic submission is strongly encouraged). 
Paper submissions should be sent to the National Sea Grant Office, 
Attn: Mrs. Geraldine Taylor, SG-Ballast Water, 1315 East-West Highway, 
R/SG, Rm. 11732, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone number for express 
mail applications is 301-713-2445. Full proposals should be submitted 
through Grants.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorn Carlson, NOAA National Sea Grant 
Office, 301-713-2435; via Internet at Dorn.Carlson@noaa.gov; or Pamela 
Thibodeaux, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 703-358-2493; via Internet 
at Pamela--Thibodeaux@fws.gov. Further background information can be 
obtained from the above information contacts, or on the Ballast Water 
Program Web site, http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/research/ nonindigenous/
ballast.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This program was originally solicited in the 
Federal Register on June 30, 2005, as part of the June, 2005 NOAA 
Omnibus solicitation. The original deadline for receipt of preliminary 
proposals was 4 p.m., EDT, on September 23, 2005. NOAA re-opens the 
solicitation period to provide the public more time to submit 
preliminary proposals. The new deadline for the receipt of proposals is 
October 27, 2005, for both electronic and paper applications. All 
applications that are received between September 23, 2005 and the date 
of publication of this notice will be considered timely. All other 
requirements for this solicitation remain the same.
    The deadline for receipt of FULL proposals remains unchanged at 4 
p.m. EST, January 6, 2006. The preliminary proposal solicitation for 
the other Ballast Water Technology Demonstration Program (Treatment 
Technology Demonstration Projects) is not reopened, and the submission 
deadline for full proposals in that competition remains unchanged.

Limitation of Liability

    Funding for programs listed in this notice is contingent upon the 
availability of Fiscal Year 2006 appropriations. Applicants are hereby 
given notice that funds have not yet been appropriated for the programs 
listed in this notice. In no event will NOAA or the Department of 
Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if these 
programs fail to receive funding or are cancelled because of other 
agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige 
NOAA to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds.

Universal Identifier

    Applicants should be aware that they are required to provide a Dun 
and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number during the 
application process. See the October 30, 2002 Federal Register, Vol. 
67, No. 210, pp. 66177-66178, for additional information. Organizations 
can receive a DUNS number at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free 
DUNS Number request line at 1-866-705-5711 or via the Internet (http://
www.dunandbradstreet.com).

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    NOAA must analyze the potential environmental impacts, as required 
by the National Environmental Policy Act

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(NEPA), for applicant projects or proposals which are seeking NOAA 
federal funding opportunities. Detailed information on NOAA compliance 
with NEPA can be found at the following NOAA NEPA Web site: http://
www.nepa.noaa.gov/, including our NOAA Administrative Order 216-6 for 
NEPA, http://www.nepa.noaa.gov/NAO216_6_TOC.pdf, and the Council on 
Environmental Quality implementation regulations, http://
ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/ceq/toc_ceq.htm Consequently, as part of an 
applicant's package, and under their description of their program 
activities, applicants are required to provide detailed information on 
the activities to be conducted, locations, sites, species and habitat 
to be affected, possible construction activities, and any environmental 
concerns that may exist (e.g., the use and disposal of hazardous or 
toxic chemicals, introduction of non-indigenous species, impacts to 
endangered and threatened species, aquaculture projects, and impacts to 
coral reef systems).
    In addition to providing specific information that will serve as 
the basis for any required impact analyses, applicants may also be 
requested to assist NOAA in drafting of an environmental assessment, if 
NOAA determines an assessment is required. Applicants will also be 
required to cooperate with NOAA in identifying feasible measures to 
reduce or avoid any identified adverse environmental impacts of their 
proposal. The failure to do so shall be grounds for not selecting an 
application. In some cases if additional information is required after 
an application is selected, funds can be withheld by the Grants Officer 
under a special award condition requiring the recipient to submit 
additional environmental compliance information sufficient to enable 
NOAA to make an assessment on any impacts that a project may have on 
the environment.
    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.

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, SF-LLL, and CD-346 has been approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective control numbers 0348-
0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046, and 0605-0001. Notwithstanding 
any other provision 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 requirements of the PRA unless 
that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control 
number.

Executive Order 12866

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

Executive Order 13132 (Federalism)

    It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies 
with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 
13132.

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.

    Dated: October 13, 2005.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-21027 Filed 10-19-05; 8:45 am]
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