Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; Research Needs and Priorities Related to the Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanoscale Materials: Public Meeting, 71196-71197 [E6-20864]

Download as PDF 71196 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices TA–W–60,366; Jones Apparel Group, NY Better Apparel Production, New York, NY. TA–W–60,159; Brown International Corporation, Covina, CA. The investigation revealed that the predominate cause of worker separations is unrelated to criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.C) (shift in production to a foreign country under a free trade agreement or a beneficiary country under a preferential trade agreement, or there has been or is likely to be an increase in imports). None. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–60,265; Physical Rehab Works, Working Onsite at Maytag Corp., Herrin, IL. TA–W–60,265A; Executive Security Specialists, Working Onsite at Maytag Corp., Herrin, IL. TA–W–60,272; Elder Manufacturing Co., Dexter Facility, Dexter, MO. The investigation revealed that criteria of Section 222(b)(2) has not been met. The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier to or a downstream producer for a firm whose workers were certified eligible to apply for TAA. None. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of November 20 through November 24, 2006. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room C–5311, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210 during normal business hours or will be mailed to persons who write to the above address. Dated: November 30, 2006. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–20832 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–60,429] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Xyron Inc., Garden Grove, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on November 14, 2006, in response to a petition filed on behalf of workers of Xyron Inc., Garden Grove, California. The workers produced adhesive coated liners. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 This petitioning group of workers is covered by an earlier petition (TA–W– 60,355) filed on November 2, 2006, that is the subject of an ongoing investigation for which a determination has not yet been issued. Accordingly, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose and this investigation has been terminated. Dated: November 29, 2006. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 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Section 3302(g) of FUTA provides that a state may avoid credit reduction for a year by meeting certain criteria. Missouri applied for avoidance of the 2006 credit reduction under this section. Pursuant to delegation of authority to me under Secretary’s Order 4–75, I have determined that Missouri meets all of the criteria of section 3302(g) and thus qualifies for credit reduction avoidance. Therefore, Missouri employers will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2006. Dated: November 24, 2006. Emily Stover DeRocco, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. E6–20910 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY COORDINATION OFFICE Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; Research Needs and Priorities Related to the Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanoscale Materials: Public Meeting ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a public meeting on January 4, 2007, to receive input on research needs related to the environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanoscale materials (hereafter referred to as nanomaterials). Specifically, the NSET Subcommittee is seeking comment on the research needs and prioritization criteria for the research identified in the NSET Subcommittee document Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials, which was released on September 15, 2006. Date and Address: The public meeting will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2007, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the FDIC Training Center, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226. A schedule will be published prior to the meeting. Directions to the facility are available on the registration web page (see below). Registration: Persons interested in attending the meeting may register at http://www.nano.gov/public_ehs.html prior to the meeting. Due to space limitations, early registration is suggested. On-site registration will be available on a first-come basis, space permitting. Persons interested in presenting comments at the meeting also should register at http://www.nano.gov/ public_ehs.html and should do so no later than Wednesday, December 20, 2006. Written or electronic comments may be submitted on the same web page until January 31, 2007. Information on this meeting also will be posted on http://www.nano.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, please contact Cate Alexander Brennan, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. Telephone: (703) 292–4399. E-mail: calexand@nnco.nano.gov. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee coordinates planning, budgeting, and program implementation and review to ensure a balanced and comprehensive National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NSET Subcommittee is composed of representatives from agencies participating in the NNI. The NNCO provides technical and administrative support to the NSET Subcommittee in its work. On September 15, 2006, the NSET Subcommittee released a document identifying environmental, health, and safety research and information needs related to understanding and management of potential risks of nanomaterials. The document was created by the Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications (NEHI) Working Group of the NSET Subcommittee, which is composed of scientists and other agency representatives. The document also reflects expert input from industry liaison groups and other research needsidentification efforts. This foundational document will be used by the NSET Subcommittee and the Federal agencies participating in the NNI as they set research priorities for Government-funded research programs. The meeting is an opportunity for public participation in the prioritization of research related to environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanomaterials. Specific comment on research needs and prioritization criteria in the Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials document and input regarding the criteria for evaluating research priorities is welcome. (To read the document, see http://www.nano.gov/ NNI_EHS_research_needs.pdf.) The public meeting will be chaired by leadership of the NEHI Working Group, the NSET Subcommittee, and the NNCO. For more information on the National Nanotechnology Initiative and its various working entities, please visit www.nano.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES How Can You Participate? You can participate through oral presentation at the meeting or through written electronic material submitted to the NNCO at http://www.nano.gov/ public_ehs.html. The meeting is open to the public, up to the limit set by facility fire codes. Pre-registration is required for participation (see above). VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 How Will the Meeting Day Be Structured? Due to significant interest in and the breadth of this subject, our plan is to organize the public meeting around subject areas, including research prioritization criteria and the five research areas identified in the Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials document: Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods; Nanomaterials and Human Health; Nanomaterials and the Environment; Health and Environmental Surveillance; and Risk Management Methods. Speakers are requested to indicate which research area you wish to speak to; if you will direct your comments to topics outside of those identified above, please indicate that as well, so that you can be scheduled accordingly. In addition to indicating the topical area of your presentation, please also provide a short description of the content you intend to cover. The final organization of the meeting may change depending on the nature of the requests for presentations that are received. The speaker schedule will be distributed before the meeting. How Will Public Input Be Used? All comments and recommendations made at the meeting or in written submissions will be considered by the NEHI Working Group as it proceeds with prioritizing the research needs. Input from multiple stakeholders with various interests will be valuable to the NNI, especially with regard to strategic and interim goals for filling the EHS information needs gaps for nanomaterials. The NSET Subcommittee and NNI member agencies plan to make the priority-setting process a dynamic, open, and transparent process. Mihail Roco, Senior Advisor, Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology. [FR Doc. 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As the basis for this request, the petitioners discuss several fire safety violations at SHNPP which could affect the safe operation of the plant and safe shutdown of the plant in emergency situations. The petitioners’ concerns focus on faulty fire barriers, reliance on indefinite compensatory measures, the risk associated with the noncompliances, and the NRC’s enforcement discretion policy. The petitioners have also requested open and public proceedings with the NRC; the licensee, Carolina Power & Light, now doing business as Progress Energy; and external stakeholders in the vicinity of the SHNPP. The request is being treated pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Section 2.206 (10 CFR 2.206) of the Commission’s regulations. As provided by 10 CFR 2.206, the agency will take appropriate action on this petition within a reasonable time. 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NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY COORDINATION OFFICE


Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, 
National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; 
Research Needs and Priorities Related to the Environmental, Health, and 
Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanoscale Materials: Public Meeting

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on 
behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) 
Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and 
Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a public meeting on January 4, 
2007, to receive input on research needs related to the environmental, 
health, and safety aspects of engineered nanoscale materials (hereafter 
referred to as nanomaterials). Specifically, the NSET Subcommittee is 
seeking comment on the research needs and prioritization criteria for 
the research identified in the NSET Subcommittee document 
Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered 
Nanoscale Materials, which was released on September 15, 2006.
    Date and Address: The public meeting will be held on Thursday, 
January 4, 2007, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the FDIC Training Center, 
3501 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226. A schedule will be 
published prior to the meeting. Directions to the facility are 
available on the registration web page (see below).
    Registration: Persons interested in attending the meeting may 
register at http://www.nano.gov/public_ehs.html prior to the meeting. 
Due to space limitations, early registration is suggested. On-site 
registration will be available on a first-come basis, space permitting.
    Persons interested in presenting comments at the meeting also 
should register at http://www.nano.gov/public_ehs.html and should do 
so no later than Wednesday, December 20, 2006.
    Written or electronic comments may be submitted on the same web 
page until January 31, 2007.
    Information on this meeting also will be posted on http://
www.nano.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: For information regarding this 
Notice, please contact Cate Alexander Brennan, National Nanotechnology 
Coordination Office. Telephone: (703) 292-4399. E-mail: 
calexand@nnco.nano.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and 
Technology (NSET) Subcommittee coordinates planning, budgeting, and 
program implementation and review to ensure a balanced and 
comprehensive National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NSET 
Subcommittee is composed of representatives from agencies participating 
in the NNI. The NNCO provides technical and administrative support to 
the NSET Subcommittee in its work.
    On September 15, 2006, the NSET Subcommittee released a document 
identifying environmental, health, and safety research and information 
needs related to understanding and management of potential risks of 
nanomaterials. The document was created by the Nanotechnology 
Environmental and Health Implications (NEHI) Working Group of the NSET 
Subcommittee, which is composed of scientists and other agency 
representatives. The document also reflects expert input from industry 
liaison groups and other research needs-identification efforts.
    This foundational document will be used by the NSET Subcommittee 
and the Federal agencies participating in the NNI as they set research 
priorities for Government-funded research programs.
    The meeting is an opportunity for public participation in the 
prioritization of research related to environmental, health, and safety 
aspects of nanomaterials. Specific comment on research needs and 
prioritization criteria in the Environmental, Health, and Safety 
Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials document and input 
regarding the criteria for evaluating research priorities is welcome. 
(To read the document, see http://www.nano.gov/NNI_EHS_research_
needs.pdf.)
    The public meeting will be chaired by leadership of the NEHI 
Working Group, the NSET Subcommittee, and the NNCO.
    For more information on the National Nanotechnology Initiative and 
its various working entities, please visit www.nano.gov.

How Can You Participate?

    You can participate through oral presentation at the meeting or 
through written electronic material submitted to the NNCO at http://
www.nano.gov/public_ehs.html. The meeting is open to the public, up to 
the limit set by facility fire codes. Pre-registration is required for 
participation (see above).

How Will the Meeting Day Be Structured?

    Due to significant interest in and the breadth of this subject, our 
plan is to organize the public meeting around subject areas, including 
research prioritization criteria and the five research areas identified 
in the Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered 
Nanoscale Materials document: Instrumentation, Metrology, and 
Analytical Methods; Nanomaterials and Human Health; Nanomaterials and 
the Environment; Health and Environmental Surveillance; and Risk 
Management Methods. Speakers are requested to indicate which research 
area you wish to speak to; if you will direct your comments to topics 
outside of those identified above, please indicate that as well, so 
that you can be scheduled accordingly.
    In addition to indicating the topical area of your presentation, 
please also provide a short description of the content you intend to 
cover. The final organization of the meeting may change depending on 
the nature of the requests for presentations that are received. The 
speaker schedule will be distributed before the meeting.

How Will Public Input Be Used?

    All comments and recommendations made at the meeting or in written 
submissions will be considered by the NEHI Working Group as it proceeds 
with prioritizing the research needs. Input from multiple stakeholders 
with various interests will be valuable to the NNI, especially with 
regard to strategic and interim goals for filling the EHS information 
needs gaps for nanomaterials. The NSET Subcommittee and NNI member 
agencies plan to make the priority-setting process a dynamic, open, and 
transparent process.

Mihail Roco,
Senior Advisor, Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology 
Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council Committee 
on Technology.
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