Voting Equipment Evaluations Phase II, 65012-65013 [E7-22570]

Download as PDF 65012 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Review, 72 FR 15650 (April 2, 2007). The Department received timely requests for review from the following foreign producers/exporters in this proceeding: Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. and Colakoglu Dis Ticaret (collectively ‘‘Colakoglu’’); Diler Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S., Yazici Demir Celik Sanayi ve Turizm Ticaret A.S., and Diler Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively ‘‘Diler’’); Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S. and Ekinciler Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively ‘‘Ekinciler’’); Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas); Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi A.S.; and Nursan Celik Sanayi ve Haddecilik A.S. The Department also received a timely request for review from Nucor Corporation, Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and Commercial Metals Company, domestic producers of rebar and interested parties in this proceeding, for the producers/ exporters referenced above, as well as for Ege Celik Endustrisi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Ege Dis Ticaret A.S.; Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S. and Kaptan Metal Dis Ticaret ve Nakliyat A.S.; and Kroman Celik Sanayii A.S. On May 30, 2007, the Department published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on rebar from Turkey. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 72 FR 29968 (May 30, 2007). The Department issued quantity and value questionnaires to the producers/exporters for which an administrative review was requested in May 2007. After selecting Colakoglu, Diler, Ekinciler, and Habas as mandatory respondents, the Department issued the antidumping duty questionnaire to them in July 2007. Ekinciler and Habas responded to the Department’s questionnaire in September 2007. The preliminary results for this proceeding are due no later than April 29, 2008. Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is all stock deformed steel concrete reinforcing bars sold in straight lengths and coils. This includes all hot–rolled deformed rebar rolled from billet steel, rail steel, axle steel, or low–alloy steel. It excludes (i) plain round rebar, (ii) rebar that a processor has further worked or fabricated, and (iii) all coated rebar. Deformed rebar is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers 7213.10.000 and 7214.20.000. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Determination to Rescind, in Part National Institute of Standards and Technology On November 6, 2007, the Department published its final results for the April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006, administrative review and found that Colakoglu and Diler met the requirements of revocation as described in 19 CFR 351.222. See Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review and Determination To Revoke in Part, 72 FR 62630 (Nov. 6, 2007). Due to Colakoglu’s and Diler’s revocation in 2005–2006 administrative review, we are rescinding the April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007, administrative review with respect to them because there is no statutory or regulatory basis to conduct an administrative review for a producer/ exporter that has been revoked from the antidumping duty order. The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the publication of this notice. Because we have revoked the order with respect to subject merchandise produced and exported by Colakoglu, as well as with respect to subject merchandise produced and exported by Diler, we will instruct CBP that entries of such merchandise that were suspended on or after April 1, 2006, should be liquidated without regard to antidumping duties and that all cash deposits collected will be returned with interest. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 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. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 751(a) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: November 13, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22556 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No.: 070927542–7543–01] Voting Equipment Evaluations Phase II National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted initial benchmark research (Phase I) on voting equipment used in the 2004 elections. (See: https:// vote.nist.gov/meeting-08172007/ Usability-Benchmarks-080907.doc). NIST is soliciting interest in Phase II of the benchmark research for voting equipment certified or submitted for certification to the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. The NIST research is designed to: (1) Determine the realistic usability benchmarks for current and future voting system technology to support usability performance standards in next generation voluntary voting systems standards, and (2) develop usability test protocols for conformance testing of such standards. NIST may also examine relevant instructions, documentation and error messages, without doing any direct usability studies thereon. Manufacturers interested in participating in Phase II of this research will be asked to execute a Letter of Understanding. Interested parties are invited to contact NIST for information regarding participation, Letters of Understanding and shipping. DATES: Manufacturers who wish to participate in the program must submit a request and an executed Letter of Understanding by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 18, 2008. ADDRESSES: Letters of Understanding may be obtained from and should be submitted to Allan C. Eustis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Technology Laboratory Office, Technology Building 222, Room A328, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8970, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8970. Letters of Understanding may be faxed to: Allan C. Eustis at (301) 975–6097. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For shipping and further information, you may telephone Allan C. Eustis at (301) 975–5099, or e-mail: allan.eustis@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the Help America Vote Act (Pub. L. 107– E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Notices 252), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be conducting Phase II research on voting equipment certified or submitted for certification to the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. NIST Phase I and NIST Phase II research support Technical Guidelines Development Committee Resolution 05–05, Human Performance-Based Standards and Usability Testing, and are designed to: (1) Determine the realistic usability benchmarks for current voting system technology to support usability performance standards in next generation voluntary voting systems standards, and (2) develop usability test protocols for conformance testing of such standards. NIST may also examine relevant instructions, documentation and error messages, without doing any direct usability studies thereon. Phase I provided research for determining initial benchmarks (see: https:// vote.nist.gov/meeting-08172007/ Usability-Benchmarks-080907.doc), and Phase II continues the research to develop usability test protocols. Interested manufacturers should contact NIST at the address given above. NIST will supply a Letter of Understanding, which the manufacturer must execute and send back to NIST. NIST will then provide the manufacturer with shipping instructions for the manufacturer’s equipment. The equipment provided will be returned to the manufacturer after the NIST experiments, approximately one year from commencement of the experiments. Manufacturers should be aware that some of the testing could damage or destroy the equipment, although NIST expects only normal wear and tear associated with approximately 100 to 1,000 votes cast on the equipment by simulated voters. At the conclusion of the experiments, the equipment will be returned to the manufacturer in its post-testing condition. Neither NIST, nor the Election Assistance Commission, nor the Technical Guidelines Development Committee, will be responsible for the condition of the equipment when returned to the manufacturer. As a condition for participating in this program, each manufacturer must agree in advance to hold harmless all of these parties for the condition of the equipment. Information acquired during the tests regarding potential usability problems will be reported to the respective manufacturer. Results for identifiable vendor equipment will not be released. Comparative information may be released in a blind manner. Performance standards benchmarks and conformance VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 test procedures will be made publicly available. Participating manufacturers should include or provide a technical tutorial on the setup and deployment of the equipment. NIST will pay all shipping costs, and there is no cost to the manufacturer for the testing. No modification to the equipment is permitted during the testing process. Voting equipment certified or submitted for certification to the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines that will be accepted for the experiments includes Direct Recording Electronic, and Optical Scan systems and Accessible Voting Systems used to cast and count votes as well as software used for ballot design and creation. Dated: November 9, 2007. Richard F. Kayser, Acting Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 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The Council will also hold a meeting of the Limited Access Privilege (LAP) Program Exploratory Workgroup and public hearings regarding Amendment 15A to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to address rebuilding plans for snowy grouper, black sea bass, and red porgy, and Amendment 15B to the Snapper Grouper FMP addressing the sale of recreationally-caught snapper grouper species, methods to reduce the effects of incidental hooking on sea turtles and smalltooth sawfish, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65013 commercial permit renewal periods and transferability requirements, implementation of a plan to monitor and access bycatch, establishment of reference points, such as Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) and Optimum Yield (OY) for golden tilefish, and establishment of allocations for snowy grouper and red porgy. In addition, the Council will hold a public scoping meeting for: 1) Amendment 7 to the Shrimp FMP addressing current qualifying criteria for a limited access program for the South Atlantic rock shrimp fishery and 2) allocation of the South Atlantic commercial king mackerel quota. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details. DATES: The meetings will be held in December 2007. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. The meetings will be held at the Sheraton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 2717 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512; telephone: (1–800) 624–8875 or (252) 240–1155. Copies of documents are available from Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free at (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. 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The SSC will also review additional proposed amendments to the Snapper Grouper FMP, a proposed Comprehensive Allocation Amendment, E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology

[Docket No.: 070927542-7543-01]


Voting Equipment Evaluations Phase II

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Help America Vote Act 
(HAVA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
conducted initial benchmark research (Phase I) on voting equipment used 
in the 2004 elections. (See: https://vote.nist.gov/meeting-08172007/
Usability-Benchmarks-080907.doc). NIST is soliciting interest in Phase 
II of the benchmark research for voting equipment certified or 
submitted for certification to the 2005 Voluntary Voting System 
Guidelines. The NIST research is designed to: (1) Determine the 
realistic usability benchmarks for current and future voting system 
technology to support usability performance standards in next 
generation voluntary voting systems standards, and (2) develop 
usability test protocols for conformance testing of such standards. 
NIST may also examine relevant instructions, documentation and error 
messages, without doing any direct usability studies thereon. 
Manufacturers interested in participating in Phase II of this research 
will be asked to execute a Letter of Understanding. Interested parties 
are invited to contact NIST for information regarding participation, 
Letters of Understanding and shipping.

DATES: Manufacturers who wish to participate in the program must submit 
a request and an executed Letter of Understanding by 5 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time on March 18, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Letters of Understanding may be obtained from and should be 
submitted to Allan C. Eustis, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, Information Technology Laboratory Office, Technology 
Building 222, Room A328, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8970, 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8970. Letters of Understanding may be faxed to: 
Allan C. Eustis at (301) 975-6097.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For shipping and further information, 
you may telephone Allan C. Eustis at (301) 975-5099, or e-mail: 
allan.eustis@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the 
Help America Vote Act (Pub. L. 107-

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252), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be 
conducting Phase II research on voting equipment certified or submitted 
for certification to the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. NIST 
Phase I and NIST Phase II research support Technical Guidelines 
Development Committee Resolution 05-05, Human Performance-Based 
Standards and Usability Testing, and are designed to: (1) Determine the 
realistic usability benchmarks for current voting system technology to 
support usability performance standards in next generation voluntary 
voting systems standards, and (2) develop usability test protocols for 
conformance testing of such standards. NIST may also examine relevant 
instructions, documentation and error messages, without doing any 
direct usability studies thereon. Phase I provided research for 
determining initial benchmarks (see: https://vote.nist.gov/meeting-
08172007/Usability-Benchmarks-080907.doc), and Phase II continues the 
research to develop usability test protocols.
    Interested manufacturers should contact NIST at the address given 
above. NIST will supply a Letter of Understanding, which the 
manufacturer must execute and send back to NIST. NIST will then provide 
the manufacturer with shipping instructions for the manufacturer's 
equipment.
    The equipment provided will be returned to the manufacturer after 
the NIST experiments, approximately one year from commencement of the 
experiments. Manufacturers should be aware that some of the testing 
could damage or destroy the equipment, although NIST expects only 
normal wear and tear associated with approximately 100 to 1,000 votes 
cast on the equipment by simulated voters. At the conclusion of the 
experiments, the equipment will be returned to the manufacturer in its 
post-testing condition. Neither NIST, nor the Election Assistance 
Commission, nor the Technical Guidelines Development Committee, will be 
responsible for the condition of the equipment when returned to the 
manufacturer. As a condition for participating in this program, each 
manufacturer must agree in advance to hold harmless all of these 
parties for the condition of the equipment.
    Information acquired during the tests regarding potential usability 
problems will be reported to the respective manufacturer. Results for 
identifiable vendor equipment will not be released. Comparative 
information may be released in a blind manner. Performance standards 
benchmarks and conformance test procedures will be made publicly 
available.
    Participating manufacturers should include or provide a technical 
tutorial on the setup and deployment of the equipment. NIST will pay 
all shipping costs, and there is no cost to the manufacturer for the 
testing. No modification to the equipment is permitted during the 
testing process.
    Voting equipment certified or submitted for certification to the 
2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines that will be accepted for the 
experiments includes Direct Recording Electronic, and Optical Scan 
systems and Accessible Voting Systems used to cast and count votes as 
well as software used for ballot design and creation.

    Dated: November 9, 2007.
Richard F. Kayser,
Acting Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. E7-22570 Filed 11-16-07; 8:45 am]
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