Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority Business Enterprise Centers, 65707-65708 [E7-22844]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 225 / Friday, November 23, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES revocation of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom with respect to SAF 2507 grade bar. See Initiation and Preliminary Results. On October 25, 2007, the Domestic Industry submitted a letter reiterating that it does not object to the exclusion of SAF 2507 grade bar from the order. Scope of the Order For purposes of this order, the term ‘‘stainless steel bar’’ includes articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other convex polygons. Stainless steel bar includes cold-finished stainless steel bars that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the rolling process. Except as specified above, the scope does not include stainless steel semifinished products, cut length flat-rolled products (i.e., cut length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness), products that have been cut from stainless steel sheet, strip or plate, wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, shapes and sections. Also excluded from the scope of the order is grade SAF 2507 stainless steel bar. SAF 2507 is cold worked and finished Super Duplex stainless steel bar material having either a round or hexagonal cross section, conforming to UNS S32750, having a minimum elevated tensile strength in excess of 140 KSI, and a PRE (pitting resistant equivalent) value of 42.5 minimum, supplied in straight bar lengths. SAF 2507 grade stainless steel bar is currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7222.20.00.45 and 7222.20.00.75. The stainless steel bar subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.11.00.05, 7222.11.00.50, 7222.19.00.05, 7222.19.00.50, 7222.20.00.05, 7222.20.00.45, 7222.20.00.75, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Nov 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 7222.30.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of Order in Part Pursuant to sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department may partially revoke an antidumping duty order based on a review under section 751(b) of the Act (i.e., a changed circumstances review). Section 751(b)(1) of the Act requires a changed circumstances review to be conducted upon receipt of a request which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. In the instant review, based on the information provided by Swagelok and the lack of interest on the part of the Domestic Industry, the Department found preliminarily that the continued relief provided by the order with respect to the product in question from the United Kingdom is no longer of interest to the Domestic Industry. See Initiation and Preliminary Results. We did not receive any comments objecting to our preliminary results. Therefore, the Department is partially revoking the order on stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom with respect to grade SAF 2507 stainless steel bar, as described in the Scope of the Order section of this notice. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties and to refund any estimated antidumping duties collected on entries of all shipments of the product in question that are not covered by the final results of an administrative review or automatic liquidation. The most recent period for which the Department has completed an administrative review or ordered automatic liquidation under 19 CFR 351.212(c) is March 1, 2006, through February 28, 2007. Any prior entries are subject to either the final results of review or automatic liquidation. Therefore, we will instruct CBP to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, shipments of stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom meeting the specifications of the product in question entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 1, 2007. We will also instruct CBP to release any cash deposits or bonds and pay interest on such refunds in accordance with section 778 of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4). The Department intends PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65707 to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216. Dated: November 15, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22865 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency [Docket No.: 071116709–7711–01] Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority Business Enterprise Centers Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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 overall award periods for those Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBECs) identified in this notice. MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year MBEC 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 E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 65708 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 225 / Friday, November 23, 2007 / Notices may be reached by telephone at (202) 482–1940 and by e-mail at egonzalez@mbda.gov. Pursuant to Executive Order 11625, the MBEC Program provides standardized business assistance and development services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses. The MBEC Program is a key component of MBDA’s overall business development assistance program and promotes the growth and competitiveness of minority business enterprises and further incorporates an entrepreneurial approach to the delivery of client services. This entrepreneurial strategy expands the reach and service delivery of the MBEC 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 MBEC’s applicable geographical service area. This notice amends MBDA’s prior Federal Register notice dated August 17, 2004 (69 FR 51064), as amended on March 19, 2007 (72 FR 12769), to allow for up to a 180-day funded extension, on a non-competitive basis, of the overall award period for the following three MBECs: Miami/Ft. Lauderdale MBEC (M. Gill and Associates); Oklahoma City MBEC (Langston University); and the Honolulu MBEC (University of Hawaii). MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year MBEC award period. 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 for the optional third-year of the original award. In making such determinations, the following factors will be considered: (1) The MBEC’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 MBEC Program. 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 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Nov 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 current continuing resolution, H.J. Res. 52, ‘‘Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes,’’ Public Law 110–92, as amended by H.R. 3222, Public Law 110– 116. 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 MBEC projects affected by this notice if the MBEC 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. 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 16, 2007. Ronald J. Marin, Financial Management Officer, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. E7–22844 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sauntia S. Warfield, (202) 418–5084. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–5819 Filed 11–20–07; 11:30 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, December 21, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sauntia S. Warfield, (202) 418–5084. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–5820 Filed 11–20–07; 11:30 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance matters. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency

[Docket No.: 071116709-7711-01]


Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority 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 overall award periods for those Minority 
Business Enterprise Centers (MBECs) identified in this notice. MBDA is 
taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the 
incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive 
solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year MBEC 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

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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 MBEC 
Program provides standardized business assistance and development 
services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses. The MBEC 
Program is a key component of MBDA's overall business development 
assistance program and promotes the growth and competitiveness of 
minority business enterprises and further incorporates an 
entrepreneurial approach to the delivery of client services. This 
entrepreneurial strategy expands the reach and service delivery of the 
MBEC 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 MBEC's applicable 
geographical service area.
    This notice amends MBDA's prior Federal Register notice dated 
August 17, 2004 (69 FR 51064), as amended on March 19, 2007 (72 FR 
12769), to allow for up to a 180-day funded extension, on a non-
competitive basis, of the overall award period for the following three 
MBECs: Miami/Ft. Lauderdale MBEC (M. Gill and Associates); Oklahoma 
City MBEC (Langston University); and the Honolulu MBEC (University of 
Hawaii). MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program 
delivery by the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes the 
competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) 
year MBEC award period.
    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 for the optional third-year of the original 
award. In making such determinations, the following factors will be 
considered: (1) The MBEC'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 MBEC Program.
    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, as amended by H.R. 3222, Public 
Law 110-116. 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 MBEC projects affected by this 
notice if the MBEC 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 16, 2007.
Ronald J. Marin,
Financial Management Officer, Minority Business Development Agency.
[FR Doc. E7-22844 Filed 11-21-07; 8:45 am]
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