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Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 198 / Monday, October 15, 2007 / Notices Washington, D.C. 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Room 2104. Docket Number: 07–055. Applicant: University of Oklahoma, Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, 100 E. Boyd Street, Suite T–301, Norman, OK 73019. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Quanta 200. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used for teaching several undergraduate and graduate courses/laboratories in the Petroleum Engineering Department. Students will use the environmental scanning electron microscope to study rocks mineral composition, cementation, microstructure, pore size distribution etc. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: September 14, 2007. Docket Number: 07–057. 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E7–20263 Filed 10–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India: Video Contest International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Chinese and Indian nationals studying at U.S. accredited colleges and universities are invited to submit short videos highlighting their experiences with U.S. higher education. DATES: Contest submissions will be accepted from the date of this Notice until 3 p.m. EDT November 9, 2007. Winners will be posted on [or before] November 15, 2007. ADDRESSES: Mail Submissions to Joshua Wu, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1202, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, Tel: (202) 482–2289. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Wu, U.S. Department of Commerce. Tel: (202) 482–2289; Jennifer Moll, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: (248) 508–8404; Keith Roth, U.S. Department of Commerce, Rm. 1104. Tel: (202) 482–5012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India are part of a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State. The purpose of the initiative is to inform Chinese and Indian students who are interested in studying outside of their home countries about the breadth and depth of the higher education opportunities available in the United States. To continue the success of LiuXueUSA (‘‘Study Abroad USA’’), a U.S. initiative launched in 2006 to promote U.S. higher education in China, and to promote a similar initiative that will be launched in India later this year, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State are holding a video contest. The contest aims to find the most compelling stories of Chinese and Indian students studying at U.S. colleges and universities by inviting them to create videos up to 3 minutes about their experiences as international students and the impact that studying in the United States has had on their lives. The winning videos will be featured on PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58287 either the LiuXueUSA or the upcoming India Web site. A DVD release will also follow, sharing these incredible stories with viewers across the globe, and encouraging the next generation of international students to come and experience the opportunities and benefits associated with studying in the United States. Program Details and Rules: • The contest will be open to all Chinese and Indian Nationals studying at U.S. institutions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. • American students may also participate in the filming and editing process. • Videos should be no more than 3 minutes long. • Videos should be submitted either on DVD via mail (see address above) or via email with a link to a site from which the video can be downloaded by November 19, 2007. • Videos should be submitted in Adobe Flash format. • A panel of U.S. Government (USG) officials from the Departments of State, Commerce, and Education will select the winning videos. • Videos should cater to relevant audiences in China or India, including teachers, students, parents and counselors. • All videos should have English subtitles. • The USG will not alter or edit the submitted content in any way, and the students will retain the copyrights of the videos; the USG will be granted rights to use the videos for the purposes of this initiative. • Only amateur submissions will be accepted and considered. • No explicit content (sexual or other) will be accepted. Themes: The videos should address one of the following topics: • What makes U.S. education special for international students? • What has been the most unique experience you have had as a foreign student? • Studies aside, what is your favorite extracurricular activity? • What have been your best and worst food experiences? • How would you characterize your dorm/living experiences in the United States? • How are you paying for your studies? Winners Winners will have their videos featured on one of the above-mentioned Web sites and released on DVD. Other potential opportunities for exposure may also be possible. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 58288 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 198 / Monday, October 15, 2007 / Notices Contest submissions by Chinese and Indian students will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Dated: October 5, 2007. David Long, Director, Office of Service Industries, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. E7–20265 Filed 10–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 0648–XD23 Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that individuals and institutions have been issued Letters of Confirmation for activities conducted under the General Authorization for Scientific Research on marine mammals. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a list of names and address of recipients. ADDRESSES: The Letters of Confirmation and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Protected Resources, Permits Division, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requested Letters of Confirmation have been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The General Authorization allows for bona fide scientific research that may result only in taking by level B harassment of marine mammals. The following Letters of Confirmation were issued in Fiscal Year 2007. File No. 572–1869: Issued to Daniel K. Odell, Ph.D., Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, 6295 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821 on November 14, 2006, for vessel surveys to conduct photo-identification, behavioral observations, passive acoustic recordings, and videography of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Indian River Lagoon VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:55 Oct 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 on the east-central coast of Florida; in the Key West (Monroe County, FL) area; and in the coastal waters of Georgia, primarily in the vicinity of Sapelo Sound and St. Catherine’s Island. In addition, aerial surveys of bottlenose dolphins will be conducted over the Indian River Lagoon. These activities may be conducted through November 14, 2011. File No. 699–1891: Issued to Kathryn A. Ono, Ph.D., University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME 04005 on January 11, 2007, for a study to determine the diet of seals off the coast of Maine and to use fecal DNA to determine if hard part analysis is an accurate representation of the occurrence of certain prey species in pinniped diets. This study will result in harassment of gray seals (Halichoerus grypus), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), hooded seals (Cystophora cristata), and harp seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus) in coastal Maine through December 1, 2011. File No. 809–1902: Issued to Susan G. Barco, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 on February 21, 2007, for vessel surveys for photo-identification of bottlenose dolphins throughout the coastal and offshore waters geographically contiguous with the Commonwealth of Virginia (including Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Assateague Island to Ocean City, and waters off northeastern North Carolina) through February 28, 2012. File No. 1094–1836–02: Issued to Peggy Stap, 1479 W. Dowling Rd., Dowling, MI 49050–9718, on March 7, 2007, for conducting small vessel surveys to collect photo-identification and behavioral data using photography, video, and hydrophone recordings to study the foraging strategies of transient and offshore killer whales (Orcinus orca) as well as investigate the abundance, distribution, movement, and frequency of occurrence of other cetacean species in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This study will result in takes of 17 species of cetaceans through April 30, 2011. This study was modified to add harassment of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), and harbor seals. This amended GA LOC supercedes version 1094–1836–01, issued on June 30, 2006. File No. 717–1909: Issued to Jan Ostman-Lind, Ph.D., Kula Nai’a Wild Dolphin Research Foundation, P.O. Box 6870, Kamuela, HI 96743 on March 29, 2007, for vessel surveys to conduct PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 photo-identification, focal follows, and passive acoustic recordings of spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) in coastal waters off the Island of Hawai’i and in waters up to 25 nautical miles offshore through March 31, 2012. File No. 819–1800–01: Issued to John G. Morris, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology, Biology Department, 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901 on April 9, 2007, for photoidentification, behavioral observations, and passive acoustic recordings of bottlenose dolphins, via vessel surveys in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida between Eau Gallie and Sebastian Inlet through August 31, 2008. This study was modified to extend the duration from August 31, 2007 to August 31, 2008. This amended GA LOC supercedes version 819–1800, issued on July 27, 2005. File No. 881–1918: Issued to Anne Hoover-Miller, Alaska SeaLife Center, 301 Railway Avenue, P.O. Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664 on May 9, 2007, for aerial and vessel surveys and remote video monitoring of harbor seals in Alaska through May 15, 2012. File No. 699–1891–01: Issued to Kathryn A. Ono, Ph.D., University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME 04005 on June 8, 2007, for a study to determine the diet of seals off the coast of Maine and to use fecal DNA to determine if hard part analysis is an accurate representation of the occurrence of certain prey species in pinniped diets. This study, which will result in harassment of gray, harbor, harp, and hooded seals in coastal Maine through December 1, 2011, was modified to include collection of harbor seal scat and additional harassment of harbor seals. This amended GA LOC supercedes version 699–1891, issued on January 11, 2007. File No. 481–1795–01: Issued to Tamara McGuire, Ph.D., LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc., 1101 East 76th Avenue, Suite B, Anchorage, AK 99516 on August 21, 2007, for aerial, vessel, and land-based surveys of belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) in upper Cook Inlet, Alaska. The study, which includes acoustic monitoring and incidental harassment during prey studies of belugas, is authorized until May 30, 2010. This study was modified to change the Principal Investigator from Dr. Tim Markowitz to Dr. McGuire. This amended GA LOC supercedes version 481–1795, issued on May 20, 2005. File No. 10036: Issued to Brent S. Stewart, Ph.D., J.D., Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109, on August 21, 2007, for studies of the breeding and E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India: Video 
Contest

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Chinese and Indian nationals studying at U.S. accredited 
colleges and universities are invited to submit short videos 
highlighting their experiences with U.S. higher education.

DATES: Contest submissions will be accepted from the date of this 
Notice until 3 p.m. EDT November 9, 2007. Winners will be posted on [or 
before] November 15, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Mail Submissions to Joshua Wu, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Room 1202, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, Tel: 
(202) 482-2289.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Wu, U.S. Department of 
Commerce. Tel: (202) 482-2289; Jennifer Moll, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Tel: (248) 508-8404; Keith Roth, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Rm. 1104. Tel: (202) 482-5012.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for 
China and India are part of a joint initiative between the U.S. 
Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State. The purpose of 
the initiative is to inform Chinese and Indian students who are 
interested in studying outside of their home countries about the 
breadth and depth of the higher education opportunities available in 
the United States.
    To continue the success of LiuXueUSA (``Study Abroad USA''), a U.S. 
initiative launched in 2006 to promote U.S. higher education in China, 
and to promote a similar initiative that will be launched in India 
later this year, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State are holding 
a video contest. The contest aims to find the most compelling stories 
of Chinese and Indian students studying at U.S. colleges and 
universities by inviting them to create videos up to 3 minutes about 
their experiences as international students and the impact that 
studying in the United States has had on their lives. The winning 
videos will be featured on either the LiuXueUSA or the upcoming India 
Web site. A DVD release will also follow, sharing these incredible 
stories with viewers across the globe, and encouraging the next 
generation of international students to come and experience the 
opportunities and benefits associated with studying in the United 
States.
    Program Details and Rules:
     The contest will be open to all Chinese and Indian 
Nationals studying at U.S. institutions at both the undergraduate and 
graduate levels.
     American students may also participate in the filming and 
editing process.
     Videos should be no more than 3 minutes long.
     Videos should be submitted either on DVD via mail (see 
address above) or via email with a link to a site from which the video 
can be downloaded by November 19, 2007.
     Videos should be submitted in Adobe Flash format.
     A panel of U.S. Government (USG) officials from the 
Departments of State, Commerce, and Education will select the winning 
videos.
     Videos should cater to relevant audiences in China or 
India, including teachers, students, parents and counselors.
     All videos should have English subtitles.
     The USG will not alter or edit the submitted content in 
any way, and the students will retain the copyrights of the videos; the 
USG will be granted rights to use the videos for the purposes of this 
initiative.
     Only amateur submissions will be accepted and considered.
     No explicit content (sexual or other) will be accepted.
    Themes: The videos should address one of the following topics:
     What makes U.S. education special for international 
students?
     What has been the most unique experience you have had as a 
foreign student?
     Studies aside, what is your favorite extracurricular 
activity?
     What have been your best and worst food experiences?
     How would you characterize your dorm/living experiences in 
the United States?
     How are you paying for your studies?

Winners

    Winners will have their videos featured on one of the above-
mentioned Web sites and released on DVD. Other potential opportunities 
for exposure may also be possible.

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    Contest submissions by Chinese and Indian students will be accepted 
and reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Dated: October 5, 2007.
David Long,
Director, Office of Service Industries, International Trade 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-20265 Filed 10-12-07; 8:45 am]
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