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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 9, 2007 / Notices 1490–1497). Methods of use claims are directed to treatments preventing the inflammatory response of colitis by modulating IL–13 and NKT cell activity and to methods for screening for therapeutic compounds effective for colitis. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within 60 days from the date of this published Notice, NIH receives written evidence and argument that establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Properly filed competing applications for a license filed in response to this notice will be treated as objections to the contemplated license. 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Dated: May 3, 2007. Amy P. Patterson, Director, Office of Biotechnology Activities, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E7–8900 Filed 5–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2007–28034] Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Request for applications. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). CTAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and waterways. DATES: Application forms should reach the Coast Guard on or before August 31, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing to Commandant (CG–3PSO–3), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001; by calling (202) 372–1425/1422; or by faxing (202) 372–1926. Submit application forms to the same address. This notice and the application form are available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. The application form is also available at E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 26416 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 9, 2007 / Notices http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/advisory/ ctac/ctac.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Richard J. Raksnis, Executive Director of CTAC, or Ms. Sara S. Ju, Assistant to the Executive Director, telephone (202) 372–1425/ 1422, fax (202) 372–1926. The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) is an advisory committee constituted under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. It advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Commandant through the Assistant Commandant for Prevention on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and waterways. The advice and recommendations of CTAC also assist the U.S. Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United States on hazardous material transportation issues prior to meetings of the International Maritime Organization. CTAC meets at least once a year, usually twice a year, at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, or in another location. CTAC’s subcommittees and working groups may meet to perform specific assignments as required. The Coast Guard will consider applications for eight positions that expire on December 31, 2007. To be eligible, applicants should have experience associated with, and represent the viewpoints of, the following areas associated with marine chemical transportation: Chemical manufacturing, vessel design and construction, safety and security, marine environmental protection, or marine handling or transportation of chemicals. Each member serves for a term of 3 years. Some members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense, and receive no salary, reimbursement of travel expenses, or other compensation from the Federal Government. While CTAC Charter expires on July 5, 2007, appointments will be made in anticipation of a renewal of the CTAC Charter. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2007-28034]


Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to 
membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). 
CTAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Coast 
Guard on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and 
handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. 
ports and waterways.

DATES: Application forms should reach the Coast Guard on or before 
August 31, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing to Commandant 
(CG-3PSO-3), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 
20593-0001; by calling (202) 372-1425/1422; or by faxing (202) 372-
1926. Submit application forms to the same address. This notice and the 
application form are available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. 
The application form is also available at

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http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/advisory/ctac/ctac.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Richard J. Raksnis, 
Executive Director of CTAC, or Ms. Sara S. Ju, Assistant to the 
Executive Director, telephone (202) 372-1425/1422, fax (202) 372-1926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chemical Transportation Advisory 
Committee (CTAC) is an advisory committee constituted under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. It advises, consults with, and 
makes recommendations to the Commandant through the Assistant 
Commandant for Prevention on matters relating to the safe and secure 
transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag 
vessels in U.S. ports and waterways. The advice and recommendations of 
CTAC also assist the U.S. Coast Guard in formulating the position of 
the United States on hazardous material transportation issues prior to 
meetings of the International Maritime Organization.
    CTAC meets at least once a year, usually twice a year, at Coast 
Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, or in another location. CTAC's 
subcommittees and working groups may meet to perform specific 
assignments as required.
    The Coast Guard will consider applications for eight positions that 
expire on December 31, 2007. To be eligible, applicants should have 
experience associated with, and represent the viewpoints of, the 
following areas associated with marine chemical transportation: 
Chemical manufacturing, vessel design and construction, safety and 
security, marine environmental protection, or marine handling or 
transportation of chemicals. Each member serves for a term of 3 years. 
Some members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their 
own expense, and receive no salary, reimbursement of travel expenses, 
or other compensation from the Federal Government. While CTAC Charter 
expires on July 5, 2007, appointments will be made in anticipation of a 
renewal of the CTAC Charter.
    In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on 
gender and ethnic diversity, the Coast Guard encourages applications 
from qualified women and members of minority groups.

    Dated: April 26, 2007.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of National and International Standards, Assistant Commandant 
for Prevention.
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