Missile Defense Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation, 22344 [E8-9086]

Download as PDF 22344 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 81 / Friday, April 25, 2008 / Notices • Review and advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO on matters relating to policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the USPTO relating to patents and trademarks, respectively; and • Within 60 days after the end of each fiscal year: (1) Prepare an annual report on matters listed above; (2) transmit a report to the Secretary of Commerce, the President, and the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives; and (3) publish the report in the Official Gazette of the USPTO. 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Jon W. Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. E8–9120 Filed 4–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6330–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Missile Defense Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation Department of Defense; Missile Defense Agency. ACTION: Notice of cancelled meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Due to the last minute unavailability of a quorum, the Missile Defense Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. was cancelled. At this date, neither the Department of Defense nor the committee’s Designated Federal Officer has plans to reschedule the meeting. Mr. Al Bready, Designated Federal Officer at mdac@mda.mil, phone/voice mail 703– 695–6438, or mail at 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7100. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Defense announced this closed meeting in a notice that was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 15495) dated March 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: April 18, 2008. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–9086 Filed 4–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission will hold an informal conference followed by a public hearing on Wednesday, May 14, 2008. The hearing will be part of the Commission’s regular business meeting. Both the conference session and business meeting are open to the public and will be held at the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing, 211 South Columbus Boulevard and Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 81 (Friday, April 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-9086]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary of Defense


Missile Defense Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation

AGENCY: Department of Defense; Missile Defense Agency.

ACTION: Notice of cancelled meeting.

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SUMMARY: Due to the last minute unavailability of a quorum, the Missile 
Defense Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 and 
Thursday, April 3, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. was cancelled. At this 
date, neither the Department of Defense nor the committee's Designated 
Federal Officer has plans to reschedule the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Al Bready, Designated Federal 
Officer at mdac@mda.mil, phone/voice mail 703-695-6438, or mail at 7100 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-7100.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Defense announced this 
closed meeting in a notice that was published in the Federal Register 
(73 FR 15495) dated March 24, 2008.

    Dated: April 18, 2008.
Patricia L. Toppings,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
 [FR Doc. E8-9086 Filed 4-24-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 5001-06-P