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Download as PDF 45766 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 154 / Thursday, August 10, 2006 / Notices Responsible Official for this EIS. James ˜ M. Pena, Forest Supervisor, P.O. Box 11500, Quincy, CA 95971. Nature of Decision To Be Made The Forest Supervisor will decide, based on the environmental analysis disclosed in this EIS, whether to implement the Proposed Action, another action alternative, or to implement the No Action Alternative in accordance with forest plan goals and desired future conditions. Indicator measures that will be considered in developing and evaluating the Proposed Action and Alternative include: (1) Effectiveness in treating noxious weed infestations, (2) potential adverse effects to human health and the environment, and (3) monetary costs and financial efficiency. Scoping Process The Plumas National Forest will be conducting public scoping on the proposed action. Public scoping will consist of a letter to the Forest’s mailing list requesting public input and comments on the proposed action, and any relevant issues the public may have with regard to the integrated weed management approach outlined under the Roadside Noxious Weed proposal. No public meetings for this proposed action are currently scheduled. rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Comment Requested This notice of intent initiates the scoping process which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. Comments submitted to be specific to the proposed action and the treatments proposed. Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental Review A draft environmental impact statement will be prepared for comment. The comment period on the draft environmental impact statement will be 45 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the notice of availability in the Federal Register. The Forest Service believes, at this early stage, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of the draft environmental impact statement must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s position and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, environmental objections that could be VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:34 Aug 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 raised at the draft environmental impact statement stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final environmental impact statement may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those interested in this proposed action participate by the close of the 45 day comment period so that substantive comments and objections are made available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully consider them and respond to them in the final environmental impact statement. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft environmental impact statement should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the draft statement. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft environmental impact statement or the merits of the alternatives formulated and discussed in the statement. Reviewers may wish to refer to the council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection. Forests’ Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, September 21, 2006 in Idaho Falls for a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The business meeting will be held on September 21, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting location is the Caribou-Targhee National Forest Headquarters Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Timchak, Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor and Designated Federal Officer, at (208) 524–7500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The business meeting on September 21, 2006, begins at 9 a.m. at the CaribouTarghee National Forest Headquarters Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Agenda topics will include a vote on obligating project identification percentages for the upcoming year 2007 and a field trip to view completed projects from years past. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21.) Establishment of the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee and Recruitment of Members Dated: August 3, 2006. Terri Simon-Jackson, Acting Forest Supervisor, Plumas National Forest. [FR Doc. 06–6838 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee; Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Idaho Falls, ID Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 393) the Caribou-Targhee National PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 4, 2006. Lawrence A. Timchak, Caribou-Targhee Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 06–6815 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economics and Statistics Administration Economics and Statistics Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of the Establishment of the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee and Recruitment of Members from the Business and Academic Communities. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce is announcing the establishment of and recruitment for members of a Federal Advisory Committee. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and the General Services Administration rule on the Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR part 101–6, the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee (the ‘‘Committee’’), is in the public interest in connection E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 154 / Thursday, August 10, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES with the performance of duties impose by the Department by law. The Committee will advise the Secretary on new or improved measures of innovation in the economy in order to explain how innovation occurs in different sectors of the economy, how it is diffused across the economy, and how it impacts economic growth and productivity. The Committee will consist of not more than fifteen members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and composed of individuals from business and academia. Those from business will be knowledgeable about their industry sector and those from academia will be experts in their academic field. This notice provides membership criteria and application procedures. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Charter will be filed under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: Applications for Committee membership will be received until the close of business September 29, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to send their applications for membership on the Committee by e-mail or facsimile to the address or number below. E-mail: Anderson@esa.doc.gov, facsimile: 202– 482–0432. For those individuals without Internet or facsimile access, applications may be mailed to Economics and Statistics Administration, attn: Measuring Innovation Committee, Room 4855, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth ‘‘E.R.’’ Anderson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, ESA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230: telephone: 202–482–3727 or Jacque Mason at 202– 482–5641, or at http://www.esa.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The U.S. economy is the fastest growing of the major industrialized countries. this growth is occurring as we shift to more knowledge-based and service-based industries. The high level of productivity that sustains this growth derives not only from innovations in the types of products and services we produce, but also from innovations in how goods and services are produced and brought to market. In a competitive global economy, policy makers need to understand the determinants of growth. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:27 Aug 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 45767 Our data and analytic capabilities, therefore, need to be updated to keep pace with changes in the economy. To help address these issues, the Secretary of Commerce is establishing the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee to be composed of leaders from business and academia who will be charged with recommending new and improved statistics to help policy makers understand the innovation process. Better metrics will help improve the understanding of how innovation occurs in different sectors of the economy, how it is diffused across the economy, and how it impacts economic growth and productivity. Definitions and methodological questions relevant for both government and private sector officials will be explored, therefore it is critical to have input from leaders in both the business and academic communities. Applications should be addressed to Elizabeth ‘‘E.R.’’ Anderson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs and should be sent by close of business September 29, 2006, to one of the addressed below: E-mail: Anderson@esa.doc.gov. Facsimile: 202–482–0432. Mailing address: Economics and Statistics Administration, Measuring Innovation Committee, Room 4855, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Membership DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Department of Commerce is seeking applicants from business and academia who are knowledgeable about the innovative process in their industry sector or experts in their academic field. The committee membership will reflect the diversity of the American economy, representing leaders of the business community from different industry sectors, and businesses of varying size. Committee members from the business community will serve in a representative capacity while those from the academic community will serve as Special Government Employees. Committee members will serve under the direction of the Secretary of Commerce. The committee will be composed of not more than 15 members appointed by the Secretary. No security clearances are required since Committee members will not have access to classified information. International Trade Administration Import Administration Eligibility Candidates will be self-identified; nominations from others are not required. Candidates from the business community must be at the CEO level or equivalent and be knowledgeable about the innovation process and measurement in their industry sector. Academic candidates must be experts in their field, preferably with an academic focus on innovation, particularly innovation metrics. Application Procedure Interested individuals should submit a letter stating their desire to serve on the Advisory Committee and attach a biographical statement. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act: 5 U.S.C. App. 2 and General Services Administration Rule: 41 CFR part 101–6. Elizabeth ‘‘E.R.’’ Anderson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. [FR Doc. 06–6811 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–M [A–570–827] Notice of Amended Final Results in Accordance With Court Decision: Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 7, 2006, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) affirmed the voluntary redetermination of the Department of Commerce (the Department) in the antidumping duty (AD) administrative review of certain cased pencils (pencils) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). See China First Pencil Co. Ltd., et al. v. United States and Sanford Corporation, et al., 427 F. Supp 2d 1236 (CIT 2006), and the Department’s Final Results of Voluntary Redetermination Pursuant to Court Order: China First Pencil Co., Ltd., et al. and Shandong Rongxin Import & Export Co., Ltd., v. United States and Sanford Corporation, et al. (dated December 20, 2004). As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this case, the Department is amending the final results of this administrative review. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 10, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Howard Smith at (202) 482–4162 or (202) 482–5193, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economics and Statistics Administration


Establishment of the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century 
Economy Advisory Committee and Recruitment of Members

AGENCY: Economics and Statistics Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of the Establishment of the Measuring Innovation in the 
21st Century Economy Advisory Committee and Recruitment of Members from 
the Business and Academic Communities.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce is announcing the establishment of 
and recruitment for members of a Federal Advisory Committee. In 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App. 2, and the General Services Administration rule on the 
Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR part 101-6, the Secretary 
of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the Measuring 
Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee (the 
``Committee''), is in the public interest in connection

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with the performance of duties impose by the Department by law.
    The Committee will advise the Secretary on new or improved measures 
of innovation in the economy in order to explain how innovation occurs 
in different sectors of the economy, how it is diffused across the 
economy, and how it impacts economic growth and productivity.
    The Committee will consist of not more than fifteen members 
appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and composed of individuals from 
business and academia. Those from business will be knowledgeable about 
their industry sector and those from academia will be experts in their 
academic field. This notice provides membership criteria and 
application procedures.
    The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in 
compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
The Charter will be filed under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

DATES: Applications for Committee membership will be received until the 
close of business September 29, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to send their 
applications for membership on the Committee by e-mail or facsimile to 
the address or number below. E-mail: Anderson@esa.doc.gov, facsimile: 
202-482-0432. For those individuals without Internet or facsimile 
access, applications may be mailed to Economics and Statistics 
Administration, attn: Measuring Innovation Committee, Room 4855, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth ``E.R.'' Anderson, Acting 
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, ESA, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230: 
telephone: 202-482-3727 or Jacque Mason at 202-482-5641, or at http://
www.esa.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The U.S. economy is the fastest growing of the major industrialized 
countries. this growth is occurring as we shift to more knowledge-based 
and service-based industries. The high level of productivity that 
sustains this growth derives not only from innovations in the types of 
products and services we produce, but also from innovations in how 
goods and services are produced and brought to market. In a competitive 
global economy, policy makers need to understand the determinants of 
growth. Our data and analytic capabilities, therefore, need to be 
updated to keep pace with changes in the economy.
    To help address these issues, the Secretary of Commerce is 
establishing the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy 
Advisory Committee to be composed of leaders from business and academia 
who will be charged with recommending new and improved statistics to 
help policy makers understand the innovation process.
    Better metrics will help improve the understanding of how 
innovation occurs in different sectors of the economy, how it is 
diffused across the economy, and how it impacts economic growth and 
productivity. Definitions and methodological questions relevant for 
both government and private sector officials will be explored, 
therefore it is critical to have input from leaders in both the 
business and academic communities.

Membership

    The Department of Commerce is seeking applicants from business and 
academia who are knowledgeable about the innovative process in their 
industry sector or experts in their academic field. The committee 
membership will reflect the diversity of the American economy, 
representing leaders of the business community from different industry 
sectors, and businesses of varying size. Committee members from the 
business community will serve in a representative capacity while those 
from the academic community will serve as Special Government Employees. 
Committee members will serve under the direction of the Secretary of 
Commerce. The committee will be composed of not more than 15 members 
appointed by the Secretary. No security clearances are required since 
Committee members will not have access to classified information.

Eligibility

    Candidates will be self-identified; nominations from others are not 
required. Candidates from the business community must be at the CEO 
level or equivalent and be knowledgeable about the innovation process 
and measurement in their industry sector. Academic candidates must be 
experts in their field, preferably with an academic focus on 
innovation, particularly innovation metrics.

Application Procedure

    Interested individuals should submit a letter stating their desire 
to serve on the Advisory Committee and attach a biographical statement.
    Applications should be addressed to Elizabeth ``E.R.'' Anderson, 
Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs and should be sent 
by close of business September 29, 2006, to one of the addressed below:
    E-mail: Anderson@esa.doc.gov.
    Facsimile: 202-482-0432.
    Mailing address: Economics and Statistics Administration, Measuring 
Innovation Committee, Room 4855, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

    Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act: 5 U.S.C. App. 2 and 
General Services Administration Rule: 41 CFR part 101-6.

Elizabeth ``E.R.'' Anderson,
Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs.
[FR Doc. 06-6811 Filed 8-9-06; 8:45 am]
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