Extension of the Award Period for Certain Native American Business Enterprise Centers, 64196-64197 [E7-22387]

Download as PDF 64196 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 220 / Thursday, November 15, 2007 / Notices assessment of double antidumping duties. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results of review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 6, 2007. Stephen J. 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AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is publishing this notice to allow for up to a 180-day funded extension, on a noncompetitive basis, of the award periods for those Native American Business Enterprise Centers (NABECs) identified in this notice whose current award period is scheduled to end on December 31, 2007. MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the identified NABEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year NABEC award period. The award period and related funding, if approved by the Department of Commerce Grants Officer, will commence January 1, 2008 and will continue for a period not to exceed 180 days. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Efrain Gonzalez, Chief, Office of Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5075, Washington, DC 20230. Mr. Gonzalez may be reached by telephone at (202) 482–1940 and by e-mail at egonzalez@mbda.gov. DATES: Pursuant to Executive Order 11625, the NABEC Program provides standardized business assistance and development services directly to Native American- and other eligible minority-owned businesses. The NABEC Program is a key component of MBDA’s overall business development assistance program and promotes the growth and competitiveness of eligible businesses and further incorporates an entrepreneurial approach to the delivery of client services. This entrepreneurial strategy expands the reach and service delivery of the NABEC Program by requiring project operators to develop and to build upon strategic alliances with public and private sector partners as a means of serving eligible businesses within each NABEC’s applicable geographical service area. MBDA currently funds a network of eight (8) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NABEC projects located throughout the United States. This notice amends MBDA’s prior Federal Register notice dated August 29, 2003 (68 FR 51981), as amended on September 30, 2003 (68 FR 56267), February 11, 2004 (69 FR 6644), February 19, 2004 (69 FR 7726) and October 25, 2006 (71 FR 62420) to allow for up to a 180-day funded extension, on a non-competitive basis, of the award period for the following five (5) NABECs whose award period is scheduled to end on December 31, 2007: Minnesota/Iowa Statewide NABEC (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe); North Dakota/South Dakota Statewide NABEC (United Tribes Technical College); Arizona Statewide NABEC (The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development); California Statewide NABEC (The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development); and the Northwest NABEC (The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development). MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the five identified NABEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year NABEC award period. The remaining three (3) NABEC projects: North Carolina Statewide NABEC (The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development); New Mexico Statewide NABEC (American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico); and the Oklahoma Statewide NABEC (Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc.) are not affected by this notice as their respective awards period do not expire until the end of July or August 2008 (as the case may be). The allowable award extensions and additional funding set forth herein will be made at the sole discretion of MBDA and the Department of Commerce using the evaluation criteria and process used to determine the continuation of funding during the original award period (Program Years 1–4). In making such determinations, the following factors will be considered: (1) The NABEC’s program performance rating during the prior program period; (2) the availability of appropriated funds; and (3) MBDA and Department of Commerce priorities. MBDA will review the project’s performance rating as evaluated through the standardized performance reports and assessments required under the NABEC Program. Projects receiving below a ‘‘Satisfactory’’ performance rating in the prior program period will be eligible for an award extension under this notice. E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 220 / Thursday, November 15, 2007 / Notices Funding for the allowable award extensions listed in this notice is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations, which have not yet been appropriated for the NABEC program. MBDA therefore issues this notice subject to the appropriations made available under the current continuing resolution, H.J. Res. 52, ‘‘Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes,’’ Public Law 110–92. In no event will MBDA or the Department of Commerce be responsible to cover any costs incurred outside of the current award period by the incumbent operators of the five (5) NABEC projects affected by this notice if the NABEC Program fails to receive funding or is cancelled because of other MBDA or Department priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige MBDA or the Department to award any extensions or to obligate any available funds for such purpose. Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements The Department of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the December 30, 2004 Federal Register notice (69 FR 78389) are applicable to this notice. Executive Order 12866 This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866. 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E7–22387 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XD89 64197 Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina Trezza at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: November 8, 2007. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–22215 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Socioeconomic Panel (SEP). DATES: The meeting will be convene at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2007 and conclude no later than 1 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2007. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Quorum Hotel Tampa Westshore, 700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609; telephone: (813) 289–8200. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will convene its SEP to discuss allocation issues and the role of the SEP in the Southeast Data Assessment and Review (SEDAR) and Council processes. A copy of the agenda and related materials can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 348–1630. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the SEP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the SEP will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XD88 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team Klamath Subcommittee (STTKS) will hold a meeting with members of the Yurok and Hoopa Tribes and additional agency personnel from the National Marine Fisheries Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the California Department of Fish and Game to continue planning and assignments for developing an overfishing assessment for Klamath River fall Chinook (KRFC). This meeting of the STTKS is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be in session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, December 6, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2007. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the California Department of Fish and Game office, located at 474 Aviation Blvd., Suite 130, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chuck Tracy, Salmon Management Staff Officer, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency

[Docket No.: 071107681-7682-01]


Extension of the Award Period for Certain Native American 
Business Enterprise Centers

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is publishing 
this notice to allow for up to a 180-day funded extension, on a non-
competitive basis, of the award periods for those Native American 
Business Enterprise Centers (NABECs) identified in this notice whose 
current award period is scheduled to end on December 31, 2007. MBDA is 
taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the 
identified NABEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive 
solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year NABEC 
award period.

DATES: The award period and related funding, if approved by the 
Department of Commerce Grants Officer, will commence January 1, 2008 
and will continue for a period not to exceed 180 days.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Efrain Gonzalez, Chief, Office of 
Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency, 1401 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5075, Washington, DC 20230. Mr. Gonzalez 
may be reached by telephone at (202) 482-1940 and by e-mail at 
egonzalez@mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Executive Order 11625, the NABEC 
Program provides standardized business assistance and development 
services directly to Native American- and other eligible minority-owned 
businesses. The NABEC Program is a key component of MBDA's overall 
business development assistance program and promotes the growth and 
competitiveness of eligible businesses and further incorporates an 
entrepreneurial approach to the delivery of client services. This 
entrepreneurial strategy expands the reach and service delivery of the 
NABEC Program by requiring project operators to develop and to build 
upon strategic alliances with public and private sector partners as a 
means of serving eligible businesses within each NABEC's applicable 
geographical service area. MBDA currently funds a network of eight (8) 
NABEC projects located throughout the United States.
    This notice amends MBDA's prior Federal Register notice dated 
August 29, 2003 (68 FR 51981), as amended on September 30, 2003 (68 FR 
56267), February 11, 2004 (69 FR 6644), February 19, 2004 (69 FR 7726) 
and October 25, 2006 (71 FR 62420) to allow for up to a 180-day funded 
extension, on a non-competitive basis, of the award period for the 
following five (5) NABECs whose award period is scheduled to end on 
December 31, 2007: Minnesota/Iowa Statewide NABEC (Minnesota Chippewa 
Tribe); North Dakota/South Dakota Statewide NABEC (United Tribes 
Technical College); Arizona Statewide NABEC (The National Center for 
American Indian Enterprise Development); California Statewide NABEC 
(The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development); and 
the Northwest NABEC (The National Center for American Indian Enterprise 
Development). MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program 
delivery by the five identified NABEC operators while MBDA completes 
the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) 
year NABEC award period. The remaining three (3) NABEC projects: North 
Carolina Statewide NABEC (The National Center for American Indian 
Enterprise Development); New Mexico Statewide NABEC (American Indian 
Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico); and the Oklahoma Statewide NABEC 
(Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc.) are not affected by this notice 
as their respective awards period do not expire until the end of July 
or August 2008 (as the case may be).
    The allowable award extensions and additional funding set forth 
herein will be made at the sole discretion of MBDA and the Department 
of Commerce using the evaluation criteria and process used to determine 
the continuation of funding during the original award period (Program 
Years 1-4). In making such determinations, the following factors will 
be considered: (1) The NABEC's program performance rating during the 
prior program period; (2) the availability of appropriated funds; and 
(3) MBDA and Department of Commerce priorities. MBDA will review the 
project's performance rating as evaluated through the standardized 
performance reports and assessments required under the NABEC Program. 
Projects receiving below a ``Satisfactory'' performance rating in the 
prior program period will be eligible for an award extension under this 
notice.

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    Funding for the allowable award extensions listed in this notice is 
contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations, 
which have not yet been appropriated for the NABEC program. MBDA 
therefore issues this notice subject to the appropriations made 
available under the current continuing resolution, H.J. Res. 52, 
``Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008, and for 
other purposes,'' Public Law 110-92. In no event will MBDA or the 
Department of Commerce be responsible to cover any costs incurred 
outside of the current award period by the incumbent operators of the 
five (5) NABEC projects affected by this notice if the NABEC Program 
fails to receive funding or is cancelled because of other MBDA or 
Department priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige 
MBDA or the Department to award any extensions or to obligate any 
available funds for such purpose.

Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants 
and Cooperative Agreements

    The Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for 
Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the December 30, 2004 
Federal Register notice (69 FR 78389) are applicable to this notice.

Executive Order 12866

    This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes 
of E.O. 12866.

Executive Order 13132 (Federalism)

    It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies 
with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 
13132.

Administrative Procedure Act/Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required 
by the Administrative Procedure Act for rules concerning public 
property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). 
Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. 
Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has 
not been prepared.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1512 and Executive Order 11625.

    Dated: November 9, 2007.
Ronald N. Langston,
National Director, Minority Business Development Agency.
[FR Doc. E7-22387 Filed 11-14-07; 8:45 am]
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