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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 9, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES revoked and the nature of the subsidy. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum, which is on file in the Import Administration Central Records Unit, Room B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Department’s Web page at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Docket No.: 070926537–7538–01] Effect on Propane Consumers of the Propane Education and Research Council’s Operations, Market Changes and Federal Programs International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Inquiry. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is seeking public Final Results of Review comment on whether the operation of the Propane Education and Research The Department determines that Council (PERC), in conjunction with the revocation of the countervailing duty cumulative effects of market changes order on PET Film from India would be and Federal programs, has had an effect likely to lead to continuation or on residential, agricultural, process and recurrence of countervailable subsidies nonfuel users of propane. This notice of at the following subsidy rates: inquiry is part of an effort to collect information to fulfill requirements Subsidy rate under the Propane Education and Manufacturers/exporters (percent ad valorem) Research Act of 1996 that established PERC and requires the Secretary of Ester Industries Ltd ........ 27.39 Commerce to assess the impact of Garware Polyester Ltd .... 33.44 PERC’s activities on propane Polyplex Corporation Ltd 22.71 consumers. All Others ........................ 29.36 DATES: Comments on this notice must be submitted on or before November 8, International Trade Commission (ITC) 2007. Notification ADDRESSES: You may submit comments In accordance with section 752(b)(3) by any of the following methods: E-mail: Frank.Caliva@mail.doc.gov. of the Act, we will notify the ITC of the Include the phrase ‘‘Propane Price final results of this expedited sunset Impacts on Consumers’’ in the subject review. line; Administrative Protective Orders Fax: (202) 482–5665 (Attn: Frank Caliva); This notice also serves as the only Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Frank reminder to parties subject to Caliva, U.S. Department of Commerce, administrative protective orders (APO) 14th Street & Constitution Ave., NW., of their responsibility concerning the Suite 4053, Washington, DC 20230. return or destruction of proprietary FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information disclosed under APO in questions on the submission of accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. comments or to request copies of Timely notification of the return or submitted comments, contact Frank destruction of APO materials or Caliva by telephone at 202–482–8245, or conversion to judicial protective order is e-mail at Frank.Caliva@mail.doc.gov. hereby requested. Failure to comply SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The with the regulations and terms of an Propane Education and Research Act of APO is a violation that is subject to 1996 (Pub. L. 104–284) established the sanction. Propane Education and Research We are issuing and publishing this Council to enhance consumer and determination and notice in accordance employee safety and training, to provide with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i) for research and development of clean of the Act. and efficient propane utilization equipment, and to inform and educate Dated: October 1, 2007. the public about safety and other issues David M. Spooner, associated with the use of propane. Assistant Secretary for Import Section 12 of the Act requires the Administration. Secretary of Commerce to prepare and [FR Doc. E7–19818 Filed 10–5–07; 8:45 am] submit to Congress and the Secretary of BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Energy a report examining whether VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Oct 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57301 operation of the Council, in conjunction with the cumulative effects of market changes and Federal programs, has had an effect on propane consumers, including residential, agriculture, process, and nonfuel users of propane. The Secretary of Commerce shall consider and, to the extent practicable, shall include in the report submissions by propane consumers, and shall consider whether: (1) There have been long-term and short-term effects on propane prices as a result of the Council’s activities and Federal programs; and (2) whether there have been changes in the proportion of propane demand attributable to various market segments. If the report demonstrates that there has been an adverse effect related to the Council’s activities, the Secretary of Commerce shall make recommendations for correcting the situation. In order to assist in the preparation of this study, the Department is seeking public comment on the effect of PERC’s operation, market changes and Federal programs on propane consumers. For information on the operation and programs of PERC, you may visit PERC’s Web site at http:// www.propanecouncil.org or call PERC at (202) 452–8975. The Department encourages interested persons who wish to comment to do so at the earliest possible time. The period for submission of comments will close on November 8, 2007. The Department will consider all comments received before the close of the comment period. Comments received after the end of the comment period will be considered, if possible, but their consideration cannot be assured. The Department will not accept comments accompanied by a request that a part or all of the material be treated confidentially because of its business proprietary nature or for any other reason. The Department will return such comments and materials to the persons submitting the comments and will not consider them. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be a matter of public record and will be available for public inspection and copying. All comments must be submitted to the Department through one of the methods listed under ADDRESSES. The office does not maintain a separate public inspection facility. If you would like to view any comments received in response to this solicitation, E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 57302 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 9, 2007 / Notices please contact the individual listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Jamie Estrada, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing. [FR Doc. E7–19844 Filed 10–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee) will meet Tuesday, October 23, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss implementation of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) statutory activities and the Committee’s annual report to the NIST Director. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. DATES: The ACEHR will meet on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The meeting will continue on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the entry-level conference room at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Golden, Colorado. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jack Hayes, Director, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8600, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899– 8600. Dr. Hayes’ e-mail address is jack.hayes@nist.gov and his phone number is (301) 975–5640. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance with the requirements of Section 103 of the NEHRP Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–360). The Committee is composed of 15 members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected for their technical expertise and experience, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Oct 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues affecting the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. In addition, the Chairperson of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will serve in an ex officio capacity on the Committee. The Committee will assess: • Trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction; • the effectiveness of NEHRP in performing its statutory activities (improved design and construction methods and practices; land use controls and redevelopment; prediction techniques and early-warning systems; coordinated emergency preparedness plans; and public education and involvement programs); • any need to revise NEHRP; and • the management, coordination, implementation, and activities of NEHRP. Background information on NEHRP and the Advisory Committee is available at http://nehrp.gov/. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) will meet Tuesday, October 23, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The meeting will continue on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in the entry-level conference room at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Golden, Colorado. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss implementation of the NEHRP statutory activities, review NEHRP agency budget preparation and implementation procedures for the Committee, and initiate preparation of the Committee’s annual report to the NIST Director. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee’s affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda. On October 23, 2007, approximately onehalf hour will be reserved for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be 3 minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to the ACEHR, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8600, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–8600, via fax at (301) 975–4032, or electronically by e-mail to info@nehrp.gov. All visitors to the USGS site are required to pre-register to be admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by close of business Tuesday, October 16, 2007, in order to attend. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Amber Stillrich. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their country of citizenship, title, employer/sponsor, and address. Ms. Stillrich’s e-mail address is amber.stillrich@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975–3777. Dated: October 1, 2007. James M. Turner, Acting Director. [FR Doc. E7–19796 Filed 10–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice Requesting Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) was constituted to advise the Secretary of Commerce through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA’s activities to carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. Secs. 5621–5625). The Committee is composed of leaders in the commercial space-based remote sensing industry, space-based remote sensing data users, government (Federal, state, local), and academia. The Department of Commerce is seeking up to six highly qualified individuals knowledgeable about the commercial space-based remote sensing industry and uses of space-based remote sensing data to serve on the Committee. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked on or before November 8, 2007. ACCRES was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on May 21, 2002, to advise the Secretary through the Under Secretary of Commerce for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[Docket No.: 070926537-7538-01]


Effect on Propane Consumers of the Propane Education and Research 
Council's Operations, Market Changes and Federal Programs

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Inquiry.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is seeking public 
comment on whether the operation of the Propane Education and Research 
Council (PERC), in conjunction with the cumulative effects of market 
changes and Federal programs, has had an effect on residential, 
agricultural, process and nonfuel users of propane. This notice of 
inquiry is part of an effort to collect information to fulfill 
requirements under the Propane Education and Research Act of 1996 that 
established PERC and requires the Secretary of Commerce to assess the 
impact of PERC's activities on propane consumers.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be submitted on or before November 
8, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    E-mail: Frank.Caliva@mail.doc.gov. Include the phrase ``Propane 
Price Impacts on Consumers'' in the subject line;
    Fax: (202) 482-5665 (Attn: Frank Caliva);
    Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Frank Caliva, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Ave., NW., Suite 4053, Washington, 
DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on the submission of 
comments or to request copies of submitted comments, contact Frank 
Caliva by telephone at 202-482-8245, or e-mail at 
Frank.Caliva@mail.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Propane Education and Research Act of 
1996 (Pub. L. 104-284) established the Propane Education and Research 
Council to enhance consumer and employee safety and training, to 
provide for research and development of clean and efficient propane 
utilization equipment, and to inform and educate the public about 
safety and other issues associated with the use of propane.
    Section 12 of the Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to prepare 
and submit to Congress and the Secretary of Energy a report examining 
whether operation of the Council, in conjunction with the cumulative 
effects of market changes and Federal programs, has had an effect on 
propane consumers, including residential, agriculture, process, and 
nonfuel users of propane. The Secretary of Commerce shall consider and, 
to the extent practicable, shall include in the report submissions by 
propane consumers, and shall consider whether: (1) There have been 
long-term and short-term effects on propane prices as a result of the 
Council's activities and Federal programs; and (2) whether there have 
been changes in the proportion of propane demand attributable to 
various market segments. If the report demonstrates that there has been 
an adverse effect related to the Council's activities, the Secretary of 
Commerce shall make recommendations for correcting the situation.
    In order to assist in the preparation of this study, the Department 
is seeking public comment on the effect of PERC's operation, market 
changes and Federal programs on propane consumers. For information on 
the operation and programs of PERC, you may visit PERC's Web site at 
http://www.propanecouncil.org or call PERC at (202) 452-8975.
    The Department encourages interested persons who wish to comment to 
do so at the earliest possible time. The period for submission of 
comments will close on November 8, 2007. The Department will consider 
all comments received before the close of the comment period. Comments 
received after the end of the comment period will be considered, if 
possible, but their consideration cannot be assured. The Department 
will not accept comments accompanied by a request that a part or all of 
the material be treated confidentially because of its business 
proprietary nature or for any other reason. The Department will return 
such comments and materials to the persons submitting the comments and 
will not consider them. All comments submitted in response to this 
notice will be a matter of public record and will be available for 
public inspection and copying. All comments must be submitted to the 
Department through one of the methods listed under ADDRESSES.
    The office does not maintain a separate public inspection facility. 
If you would like to view any comments received in response to this 
solicitation,

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please contact the individual listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

Jamie Estrada,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing.
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