Sunshine Act Meeting, 65963-65964 [07-5845]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 226 / Monday, November 26, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–5843 Filed 11–21–07; 12:47 pm] corporation formed and existing under the laws of the country of Japan and is operating as an ocean common carrier. Complainant asserts that Respondents, Fashion Accessories Shippers BILLING CODE 6712–01–P Association, Inc. (‘‘FASA’’), and Gemini Shippers Association, Inc. (‘‘Gemini’’) are Delaware non-profit corporations, FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION that Sara Mayes is President of FASA, and that Harold Sachs is Executive Sunshine Act Notices Director of FASA. Complaint asserts AGENCY: Federal Election Commission. that all Respondents are located at 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2030, New York, DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, November 27, New York 10118. 2007 at 10 a.m. Complainant contends that FASA PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, purports to act as a shippers association DC. and enters into service contracts with STATUS: This meeting will be closed to ocean common carriers as ‘‘Gemini the public. Shippers Association.’’ Complainant ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: ‘‘K’’ Line also contends that it has Compliance matters pursuant to 2 entered into a number of service U.S.C. 437g. contracts with Fashion Accessories Audits conducted pursuant to 2 Shippers Association and/or Gemini U.S.C. 437g, § 438(b), and Title 26, Shippers Association since April 2001. U.S.C. Complainant alleges that it makes Matters concerning participation in ‘‘royalty payments’’ by check to Gemini civil actions or proceedings or Shippers Association pursuant to the arbitration. terms of such service contracts. Internal personnel rules and Complainant maintains that under the procedures or matters affecting a service contract ‘‘royalty clause,’’ particular employee. Complainant was required to collect DATE AND TIME: Thursday, November 29, from FASA/Gemini member shippers 2007 at 10 a.m. and forward to Respondent Gemini, the PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, ‘‘Gemini Association dues’’ which DC (Ninth Floor). royalty ranged from $40.00 to $70.00 per STATUS: This meeting will be open to the container. Complainant ‘‘K’’ Line also states that it was billed for such public. royalties on the billhead of ‘‘Gemini ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Shippers Group.’’ Complainant further Correction and approval of minutes. states that FASA instituted a New York Advisory opinion 2007–22: Jim arbitration claiming royalties it would Hurysz. have received had ‘‘K’’ Line not directly Management and administrative entered into a service contract with a matters. ‘‘so-called member’ and a ‘former PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: member’ during the 2006–2007 contract Mr. Robert Biersack, Press Officer, term.’’ Telephone: (202) 694–1220. Complainant contends that Mary W. Dove, Respondents are in violation of the Secretary of the Commission. Shipping Act of 1984 (‘‘the Shipping [FR Doc. 07–5838 Filed 11–21–07; 10:25 am] Act’’) by: (1) Holding themselves out as a shippers’ association when it neither BILLING CODE 6715–01–M organized as a shippers’ association nor functions as one as defined by the Shipping Act; (2) requiring that ‘‘royalty FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION payments’’ be made by Complainant to [Docket No. 07–10] Respondents for the ‘‘privilege of carrying cargoes under the contract Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. v. rates,’’ and through such ‘‘royalty Fashion Accessories Shippers payments,’’ engaging in a scheme to Association, Inc.; Gemini Shippers obtain transportation at less than the Association, Inc.; Sara Mayes; and otherwise applicable rates; and (3) Harold Sachs; Notice of Filing of implementing and enforcing an Complaint and Assignment ‘‘exclusive dealing clause’’ that locks shippers into FASA contracts and Notice is given that a complaint has controls rate levels. Complainant asserts been filed with the Federal Maritime that the activities described above are in Commission (‘‘Commission’’) by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (‘‘K’’ Line). violation of the 46 U.S.C. 40102(20), (22) and (23), 41102(a), 41104(10), and Complainant asserts that it is a VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:03 Nov 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65963 the Commission’s regulations at 46 CFR 530.8(c). Complainant requests that the Commission: (1) ‘‘Order Respondents to cease and desist from representing the FASA/Gemini operation, as it presently exits, as a shippers’ association’’; (2) find the exclusive dealing clause and the royalty clause to be in violation of the Shipping Act and to issue a cease and desist order against Respondents’ future use of such clauses; (3) find that FASA/Gemini’s New York arbitration or any other means for seeking to enforce the unlawful exclusive dealing and royalty clauses is unlawful; and issue a cease and desist order against any Respondent pursuing the New York arbitration against ‘‘K’’ Line or reinstituting any similar arbitration for enforcement of either of the clauses. This proceeding has been assigned to the Office of Administrative Law Judges. Hearing in this matter, if any is held, shall commence within the time limitations prescribed in 46 CFR 502.61, and only after consideration has been given by the parties and the presiding officer to the use of alternative forms of dispute resolution. The hearing shall include oral testimony and crossexamination in the discretion of the presiding officer only upon proper showing that there are genuine issues of material fact that cannot be resolved on the basis of sworn statements, affidavits, depositions, or other documents or that the nature of the matter in issue is such that an oral hearing and crossexamination are necessary for the development of an adequate record. Pursuant to the further terms of 46 CFR 502.61, the initial decision of the presiding officer in this proceeding shall be issued by November 18, 2008, and the final decision of the Commission shall be issued by March 18, 2009. Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22972 Filed 11–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Federal Maritime Commission. TIME AND DATE: November 28, 2007. PLACE: 800 North Capitol Street, NW., First Floor Hearing Room, Washington, DC. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach Proposed Clean Truck Program. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 65964 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 226 / Monday, November 26, 2007 / Notices CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary, (202) 523–5725. Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–5845 Filed 11–21–07; 1:45 pm] BILLING CODE 6730–01–M GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0163] General Services Administration; Information Collection; Information Specific to a Contract or Contracting Action (Not Required by Regulation) Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA. ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding information specific to a contract or contracting action (not required by regulation). The clearance currently expires on March 31, 2008. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. DATES: Submit comments on or before: January 25, 2008]. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Clark, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, at telephone (202) 219–1813 or via e-mail to william.clark@gsa.gov. Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), General Services Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0163, Information Specific to a Contract or Contracting Action (Not Required by Regulation), in all correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:03 Nov 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 A. Purpose The General Services Administration (GSA) has various mission responsibilities related to the acquisition and provision of supplies, transportation, ADP, telecommunications, real property management, and disposal of real and personal property. These mission responsibilities generate requirements that are realized through the solicitation and award of public contracts. Individual solicitations and resulting contracts may impose unique information collection/reporting requirements on contractors, not required by regulation, but necessary to evaluate particular program accomplishments and measure success in meeting special program objectives. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 126,870. Responses Per Respondent: 1.36. Total Responses: 172,500 Hours Per Response: .399 Total Burden Hours: 68,900 OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 208–7312. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0163, Information Specific to a Contract or Contracting Action (Not Required by Regulation), in all correspondence. Dated: November 1, 2007. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E7–22903 Filed 11–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Toxicology Program (NTP); NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM); Availability of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) Test Method Evaluation Report on In Vitro Ocular Toxicity Test Methods for Identifying Severe Irritants and Corrosives and Final In Vitro Ocular Test Method Background Review Documents; Notice of Transmittal of ICCVAM Test Method Recommendations to Federal Agencies National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). ACTION: Availability of ICCVAM Test Method Evaluation Report and Final Background Review Documents. SUMMARY: NICEATM announces availability of the ICCVAM Test Method Evaluation Report: In Vitro Ocular Toxicity Test Methods for Identifying Severe Irritants and Corrosives (NIH Publication 07–4517). The report describes four ocular toxicity test methods evaluated by ICCVAM: (1) The Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability [BCOP] test, (2) the Isolated Chicken Eye [ICE] test, (3) the Isolated Rabbit Eye [IRE] test, and (4) the Hen’s Egg Test—Chorioallantoic Membrane [HET–CAM]. The report includes ICCVAM’s (a) final test method recommendations on the use of these four in vitro test methods, (b) recommended test method protocols for future testing, (c) recommendations for further optimization and validation studies for these test methods, and (d) recommended reference substances for validation studies. The report recommends that the BCOP and ICE methods, with specific limitations for certain chemical classes and/or physical properties, can be used in a tiered testing strategy to determine ocular hazards, and substances that test positive can be classified as ocular corrosives or severe irritants without further testing in animals. The report also recommends that these in vitro test methods should be considered before using animals for ocular testing and used when determined appropriate. NICEATM also announces availability of the final Background Review Documents (BRDs) for the BCOP, ICE, IRE, and HET–CAM test methods (NIH Publications 06–4512, 06–4513, 06– 4514, and 06–4515, respectively). These BRDs provide the data and analyses used to assess the current validation status of these four test methods for identifying ocular corrosives and severe irritants. Electronic copies of the ICCVAM Test Method Evaluation Report and the four BRDs are available from the NICEATM/ ICCVAM Web site at http:// iccvam.niehs.nih.gov or by contacting NICEATM (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The ICCVAM Test Method Evaluation Report and the final BRDs have been forwarded to U.S. Federal agencies for regulatory and other acceptance considerations where applicable. Responses will be posted on the ICCVAM/NICEATM Web site as they are received. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. William S. Stokes, Director, NICEATM, E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 226 (Monday, November 26, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65963-65964]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5845]


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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Federal Maritime Commission.

TIME AND DATE: November 28, 2007.

PLACE: 800 North Capitol Street, NW., First Floor Hearing Room, 
Washington, DC.

STATUS: Closed.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:
    1. Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach Proposed Clean Truck 
Program.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary, 
(202) 523-5725.

Bryant L. VanBrakle,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 07-5845 Filed 11-21-07; 1:45 pm]
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