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Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 24, 2007 / Notices 2007 will be reproduced and distributed to the RAC for consideration at its September meeting. In addition, an opportunity for public comment will be provided at that meeting. All written comments received in response to this notice will be available for public inspection at the NIH OBA office, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892 (telephone, 301–496–9838), weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact OBA by e-mail at oba@od.nih.gov, or telephone at 301– 496–9838, if you have questions, or require additional information about these proposed actions. Comments may be submitted to the same e-mail address or by fax at 301–496–9839 or sent by U.S. mail to the Office of Biotechnology Activities, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, MSC 7985, Bethesda, Maryland 20892. For additional information about the RAC meeting at which these proposed actions will be deliberated, please visit the NIH OBA Web site at: http:// www4.od.nih.gov/oba/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OBA has received information regarding proposed experiments, which, to proceed, would require Major Actions under Section III–A–1–a of the NIH Guidelines. Under this section, if the deliberate transfer of a drug resistance trait to micro-organisms could compromise the use of the drug to control disease in humans, veterinary medicine, or agriculture the experiment must be reviewed by the RAC. Dr. David Walker, Chairman, Pathology Department, University of Texas Medical Branch, proposes to introduce DNA constructs encoding resistance to the antibiotic chloramphenicol into Rickettsia conorii and Rickettsia typhi with the goal of developing genetic tools to study the biology of these organisms and in particular the genes associated with virulence. Dr. Abdu Azad, Professor of Microbiology, University of Maryland proposes a similar experiment in R. typhi. Dr. Walker’s ultimate goal is to develop a vaccine for Rickettsia prowazekii, a Select Agent that causes epidemic typhus. Rickettsiae are spread to humans by arthropods and human to human transmission does not occur directly. R. conorii causes Mediterranean Spotted Fever, a disease endemic to southern Europe and Africa. Clinically, it typically presents with high fever, flulike symptoms, headache and a maculopapular rash. The disease is generally mild but severe forms include major neurological manifestations and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Jul 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 multi-organ failure with a mortality rate estimated up to 2.5%. R. typhi is found in the United States and many other parts of the world, although it is relatively uncommon. The clinical presentation in humans includes fever, headache, other constitutional symptoms and, in up to 40% of adults, neurological symptoms. Although generally mild it has a 1–4% mortality rate. Current first-line treatment for R. typhi and R. conorii is doxycycline or chloramphenicol. Due to its safety profile, doxycycline is the preferred antibiotic but chloramphenicol is indicated in certain patients. Background information may be obtained by contacting NIH OBA via email at oba@od.nih.gov. Alternatively, information is available on the OBA Web site at http://www4.od.nih.gov/oba/ rac/latestnewsrac.htm. Dated: July 17, 2007. Amy P. Patterson, Director, Office of Biotechnology Activities, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E7–14215 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2007–28745] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet in Easton, MD, to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, and certification of seamen serving in the U. S. merchant marine. Both meetings will be open to the public. DATES: MERPAC will meet on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. These meetings may close early if all business is finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before August 28, 2007. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on or before August 28, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40321 MERPAC will meet in the Classroom Building Auditorium of the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School, 27050 St. Michaels Road, Easton, MD 21601. Further directions regarding the location of the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School may be obtained by going to the following link: http:// www.mebaschool.org/directions? SESS=cfb48385dacc691717e1df9c 9655f593&time=1181575289. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Mark Gould, Commandant (CG–3PSO–1), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001. This notice is available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Gould, Assistant Executive Director, telephone 202–372–1409, fax 202–372–1926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463)]. ADDRESSES: Agendas of Meetings Agenda of Meeting on September 11, 2007. The full committee will meet to discuss the objectives for the meeting. The working groups addressing the following task statements may meet to deliberate: Task Statement 30, concerning ‘‘Utilizing Military Sea Service for STCW Certifications’’; Task Statement 55, concerning ‘‘Recommendations to Develop a Voluntary Training Program for Deck and Engine Department Entry Level Mariners on Domestic and Seagoing Vessels’’; Task Statement 58, concerning ‘‘Stakeholder Communications During MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization’’; Task Statement 61, concerning ‘‘Merchant Mariner Medical Waiver Evaluation Guidelines’’; and Task Statement 64, concerning ‘‘Recommendations on Areas in the STCW Convention and the STCW Code Identified for Comprehensive Review.’’ In addition, new working groups may be formed to address issues proposed by the Coast Guard, MERPAC members, or the public. All task statements may be viewed at the MERPAC Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/advisory/ merpac/merpac.htm. At the end of the day, the working groups will make a report to the full committee on what has been accomplished in their meetings. No action will be taken on these reports on this date. Agenda of Meeting on September 12, 2007: The agenda comprises the following: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 40322 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 24, 2007 / Notices (1) Introduction. (2) Working Groups’ Reports: (a) Task Statement 30, concerning ‘‘Utilizing Military Sea Service for STCW Certifications’’; (b) Task Statement 55, concerning ‘‘Recommendations to Develop a Voluntary Training Program for Deck and Engine Department Entry Level Mariners on Domestic and Seagoing Vessels’’; (c) Task Statement 58, concerning ‘‘Stakeholder Communications During MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization’’; (d) Task Statement 61, concerning ‘‘Merchant Mariner Medical Waiver Evaluation Guidelines’’; (e) Task Statement 64, concerning ‘‘Recommendations on Areas in the STCW Convention and the STCW Code Identified for Comprehensive Review; and (f) Other task statements which may have been adopted for discussion and action. (3) Other items which may be discussed: (a) Standing Committee—Prevention Through People. (b) Briefings concerning on-going projects of interest to MERPAC. (c) Other items brought up for discussion by the committee or the public. Both meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please notify the Assistant Executive Director no later than August 28, 2007. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than August 28, 2007. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee in advance of a meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Assistant Executive Director no later than August 28, 2007. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–15–P Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact the Assistant Executive Director as soon as possible. 17:50 Jul 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Dina L. Torres, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E7–14270 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Bureau of Land Management [Investigation No. 731–TA–903 (Review)] [AA–10162, AA–10297, AA–10155, AA– 10156, AA–10158, AA–11389, AA–10157, AA–11496, AA–10159, AA–9528, AA–9527, AA–9643, AA–9800, AA–10105, AA–10018, AA–9943, AA–10313, AA–10317, AA–10385, AA–9484, AA–9483, AA–9482, AA–9632; AK–964–1410–KC–P] Hot-Rolled Steel Products From the Netherlands Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. ACTION: SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Calista Corporation for lands located in the vicinity of Eek and Goodnews Bay, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until August 23, 2007 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. DATES: Procedural VerDate Aug<31>2005 Dated: July 17 2007. H.L. Hime, Acting Director of National and International Standards, Assistant Commandant for Prevention-Operations. [FR Doc. E7–14297 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. ADDRESSES: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Termination of review. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) initiated and the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) instituted a five-year review concerning the antidumping duty order on hotrolled steel products (‘‘hot-rolled steel’’) from the Netherlands. 71 FR 43443 and 71 FR 43521. However, on May 4, 2007, Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of the implementation of the findings of the World Trade Organization Panel under section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and the revocation of the antidumping duty order concerning hot-rolled steel from the Netherlands effective April 23, 2007. 72 FR 25261. On June 27, 2007, Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of its final results of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from the Netherlands. 72 FR 35220. In that notice, Commerce determined that a finding of likelihood in a sunset review ‘‘presumes the existence of an antidumping duty order currently in force, which is manifestly not the case here. Consequently, in the absence of an order currently in force, the Department cannot make a finding that it is likely that dumping will continue or recur if the order is revoked.’’ 72 FR 35221. Commerce further stated that it was revoking the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from the Netherlands effective November 29, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the date of publication of the order. Accordingly, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), the five-year review of the antidumping duty order concerning hot-rolled steel from the Netherlands (investigation No. 731–TA– 903 (Review)) is terminated. DATES: Effective Date: June 27, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2007-28745]


Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will 
meet in Easton, MD, to discuss various issues relating to the training 
and fitness of merchant marine personnel. MERPAC advises the Secretary 
of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, 
qualifications, licensing, and certification of seamen serving in the 
U. S. merchant marine. Both meetings will be open to the public.

DATES: MERPAC will meet on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, from 8:30 to 3:30 
p.m. These meetings may close early if all business is finished. 
Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach 
the Coast Guard on or before August 28, 2007. Requests to have a copy 
of your material distributed to each member of the committee or 
subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on or before August 28, 2007.

ADDRESSES: MERPAC will meet in the Classroom Building Auditorium of the 
Calhoon MEBA Engineering School, 27050 St. Michaels Road, Easton, MD 
21601. Further directions regarding the location of the Calhoon MEBA 
Engineering School may be obtained by going to the following link: 
http://www.mebaschool.org/
directions?SESS=cfb48385dacc691717e1df9c9655f593&time=1181575289. Send 
written material and requests to make oral presentations to Mark Gould, 
Commandant (CG-3PSO-1), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. This notice is available on the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Gould, Assistant Executive 
Director, telephone 202-372-1409, fax 202-372-1926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463)].

Agendas of Meetings

    Agenda of Meeting on September 11, 2007.
    The full committee will meet to discuss the objectives for the 
meeting. The working groups addressing the following task statements 
may meet to deliberate: Task Statement 30, concerning ``Utilizing 
Military Sea Service for STCW Certifications''; Task Statement 55, 
concerning ``Recommendations to Develop a Voluntary Training Program 
for Deck and Engine Department Entry Level Mariners on Domestic and 
Seagoing Vessels''; Task Statement 58, concerning ``Stakeholder 
Communications During MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization''; 
Task Statement 61, concerning ``Merchant Mariner Medical Waiver 
Evaluation Guidelines''; and Task Statement 64, concerning 
``Recommendations on Areas in the STCW Convention and the STCW Code 
Identified for Comprehensive Review.'' In addition, new working groups 
may be formed to address issues proposed by the Coast Guard, MERPAC 
members, or the public. All task statements may be viewed at the MERPAC 
Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/advisory/merpac/merpac.htm.
    At the end of the day, the working groups will make a report to the 
full committee on what has been accomplished in their meetings. No 
action will be taken on these reports on this date.
    Agenda of Meeting on September 12, 2007:
    The agenda comprises the following:

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    (1) Introduction.
    (2) Working Groups' Reports:
    (a) Task Statement 30, concerning ``Utilizing Military Sea Service 
for STCW Certifications'';
    (b) Task Statement 55, concerning ``Recommendations to Develop a 
Voluntary Training Program for Deck and Engine Department Entry Level 
Mariners on Domestic and Seagoing Vessels'';
    (c) Task Statement 58, concerning ``Stakeholder Communications 
During MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization'';
    (d) Task Statement 61, concerning ``Merchant Mariner Medical Waiver 
Evaluation Guidelines'';
    (e) Task Statement 64, concerning ``Recommendations on Areas in the 
STCW Convention and the STCW Code Identified for Comprehensive Review; 
and
    (f) Other task statements which may have been adopted for 
discussion and action.
    (3) Other items which may be discussed:
    (a) Standing Committee--Prevention Through People.
    (b) Briefings concerning on-going projects of interest to MERPAC.
    (c) Other items brought up for discussion by the committee or the 
public.

Procedural

    Both meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings 
may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair's discretion, 
members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. 
If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please 
notify the Assistant Executive Director no later than August 28, 2007. 
Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast 
Guard no later than August 28, 2007. If you would like a copy of your 
material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee in 
advance of a meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Assistant 
Executive Director no later than August 28, 2007.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact 
the Assistant Executive Director as soon as possible.

    Dated: July 17 2007.
H.L. Hime,
Acting Director of National and International Standards, Assistant 
Commandant for Prevention-Operations.
 [FR Doc. E7-14297 Filed 7-23-07; 8:45 am]
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