Extension of the Award Period for Certain Native American Business Enterprise Centers, 46589-46590 [E8-18498]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 155 / Monday, August 11, 2008 / Notices 9, 2008 to July 11, 2008, the participating mandatory respondent responded to the Department’s questionnaire and subsequent supplemental questionnaires. On June 10, 2008 the Department selected an additional mandatory respondent, which did not respond to the Department’s initial antidumping duty questionnaire or the Department’s second antidumping duty questionnaire. The preliminary results of this administrative review are currently due on September 2, 2008. Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results The Department determines that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the statutory time period is not practicable, given the extraordinarily complicated nature of the proceeding. Although this administrative review covers one company, the Department requires more time to gather and analyze a significant amount of information pertaining to this company’s corporate structure and ownership, sales practices, and manufacturing methods. Lastly, the Department requires additional time to analyze the questionnaire responses and to issue supplemental questionnaires. Therefore, given the number and complexity of issues in this case, and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review by 75 days until November 15, 2008. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is published pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: August 1, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–18480 Filed 8–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES [Docket No.: 071121729–81040–02] Extension of the Award Period for Certain Native American Business Enterprise Centers Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 Aug 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is publishing this notice to allow for up to a twelve (12) month funded extension, on a non-competitive basis, of the overall award periods for those Native American Business Enterprise Centers (NABECs) identified in this notice. MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent NABECs operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year award period for these projects. DATES: The award period and related funding, if approved by the Department of Commerce Grants Officer, will commence September 1, 2008 and will continue for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months. 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 eligible Native American and 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 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 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 applicable geographical service area. This notice amends MBDA’s prior Federal Register notice dated May 11, 2007 (72 FR 26783), to allow for up to a 12-month funded extension, on a noncompetitive basis, of the overall award period for the following two NABECs: New Mexico NABEC (American Indian Chamber of Commerce); and the Oklahoma NABEC (Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc.). MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent NABEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next 3-year award period for these projects. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46589 The allowable award extensions and additional funding set forth herein will be made at the sole discretion of MBDA and the Department of Commerce (Department). In making such determinations, the following factors will be considered: (1) Whether the NABEC operator is currently performing at a ‘‘Satisfactory’’ (or better) program performance level at the time the Grants Officer approves the extension; (2) the availability of appropriated funds; and (3) MBDA and Department priorities. The project’s performance rating will be evaluated through the standardized performance reports and assessments required under the NABEC Program. 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 NABEC projects affected by this notice if these NABEC projects are delayed, suspended or 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 February 11, 2008 Federal Register notice (73 FR 7696) 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. E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 46590 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 155 / Monday, August 11, 2008 / Notices Dated: August 6, 2008. Ronald N. Langston, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. E8–18498 Filed 8–8–08; 8:45 am] effort will be effective. The Services take these efforts into account when making decisions on whether to list a species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The accepted plans are followed with annuals reports. II. Method of Collection BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Submission of Conservation Efforts To Make Listings Unnecessary Under the Endangered Species Act National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 10, 2008. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Marta Nammack, (301) 713– 1401 or marta.nammack@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Services) announced a Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making Listing Decisions. (68 FR 15100; March 28, 2003). This final policy lists criteria that NMFS will use to evaluate conservation efforts by states and other non-Federal entities. A conservation agreement/plan and procedures for monitoring the agreement/plan’s effectiveness is developed by the respondent, based on the respondent’s understanding of how best to meet these criteria, and thus to assure the Services that: (1) The conservation effort will be implemented; and (2) the conservation VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Aug 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Amendment 11 NMFS does not require, but will accept, plans and reports electronically. NMFS has not developed a form to be used for submission of plans or reports. In the past, NMFS has made plans and annual reports from states available through the Internet and plans to continue this practice. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0466. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; and State, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3. Estimated Time per Response: 2,500 hours to complete each agreement or plan that has the intention of making listing unnecessary; 320 hours to conduct monitoring for successful agreements; and 80 hours to prepare a report for successful agreements. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,300. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $150. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 6, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–18451 Filed 8–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–AX05 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Supplemental Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS); request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On December 19, 2005, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), in cooperation with NMFS, announced its intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for Amendment 11 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Fishery Management Plan (FMP)(Amendment 11). Since then, the Council and NMFS have determined that the Amendment 11 document is an independent action and therefore will be handled as an EIS, rather than SEIS. The Council has chosen to consider management measures in this action in addition to limited access in the Atlantic mackerel (mackerel) fishery, including: The implementation of annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for Atlantic mackerel and butterfish required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 (MSRA); an update of the description and identification of essential fish habitat (EFH) for all life stages of mackerel, Loligo squid (Loligo), Illex squid (Illex), and butterfish (including gear impacts on Loligo egg EFH); and possible limitations on at-sea processing of mackerel. For purposes of scoping, this supplemental NOI seeks comments on only the above listed new measures that may be included in Amendment 11. Additional scoping will take place via solicitation of public comment at Council meetings and related Council committee meetings as Amendment 11 is considered and developed. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 155 (Monday, August 11, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46589-46590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-18498]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency

[Docket No.: 071121729-81040-02]


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 twelve (12) month funded extension, on 
a non-competitive basis, of the overall award periods for those Native 
American Business Enterprise Centers (NABECs) identified in this 
notice. MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program 
delivery by the incumbent NABECs operators while MBDA completes the 
competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) 
year award period for these projects.

DATES: The award period and related funding, if approved by the 
Department of Commerce Grants Officer, will commence September 1, 2008 
and will continue for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months.

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 eligible Native American and 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 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 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 
applicable geographical service area.
    This notice amends MBDA's prior Federal Register notice dated May 
11, 2007 (72 FR 26783), to allow for up to a 12-month funded extension, 
on a non-competitive basis, of the overall award period for the 
following two NABECs: New Mexico NABEC (American Indian Chamber of 
Commerce); and the Oklahoma NABEC (Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, 
Inc.). MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program 
delivery by the incumbent NABEC operators while MBDA completes the 
competitive solicitation and award processes for the next 3-year award 
period for these projects.
    The allowable award extensions and additional funding set forth 
herein will be made at the sole discretion of MBDA and the Department 
of Commerce (Department). In making such determinations, the following 
factors will be considered: (1) Whether the NABEC operator is currently 
performing at a ``Satisfactory'' (or better) program performance level 
at the time the Grants Officer approves the extension; (2) the 
availability of appropriated funds; and (3) MBDA and Department 
priorities. The project's performance rating will be evaluated through 
the standardized performance reports and assessments required under the 
NABEC Program.
    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 NABEC projects affected by this notice if 
these NABEC projects are delayed, suspended or 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 February 11, 2008 
Federal Register notice (73 FR 7696) 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.


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    Dated: August 6, 2008.
Ronald N. Langston,
National Director, Minority Business Development Agency.
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