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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 203 / Monday, October 20, 2008 / Notices Dated: October 10, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. 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E8–24912 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S are interested in the Vietnam’s business climate for U.S. products or services and how policy issues may have an impact on trade and investment in this sector. In 2007, the ITA launched the U.S.Vietnam ICT Commercial Dialogue with the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in Vietnam to discuss various ICT issues that have an impact on trade between our two countries. The U.S. and Vietnamese companies that participated in the meeting made several recommendations for future areas of cooperation. To continue facilitating input from the private sector, ITA and MIC agreed to create a Business Advisory Group under the Dialogue and encourage wide participation from both countries. The main objectives of the Business Advisory Group are to identify areas of mutual concern to be potentially addressed by the Working Group of the U.S.-Vietnam ICT Commercial Dialogue, and to coordinate activities that could be considered deliverables for the Dialogue. Examples of issues that have been covered so far include advancement of telecom infrastructure, protection of intellectual property rights for software, and supporting electronic commerce by developing legal frameworks for data privacy. DATES: November 12–13, 2008. ADDRESSES: Inquiries about participation in the Business Advisory Group should be addressed to the contact below, and received by close of business on Monday, November 10, 2008. Cora Dickson, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4327, Washington, DC 20230; Telephone: 202–482–6083; Fax: 202–482–5834; e-mail: cora.dickson@mail.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Business Advisory Group is expected to have participants from U.S. and Vietnamese companies or associations and generally be responsible for developing their own internal communication and consultation mechanisms, including informal meetings. Participation in the Business Advisory Group should be open to any ICT companies and industry associations who wish to contribute to the Dialogue. However, due to space constraints, only two representatives per company and/or organization can attend the upcoming Business Advisory Group meeting, which will be hosted at the Department of Commerce in Washington on November 12 in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Request for Public Comment International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for public comment. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is seeking U.S. companies and industry associations in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) who VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:04 Oct 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62255 preparation for the U.S.-Vietnam ICT Commercial Dialogue Working Group meeting on November 13. Dated: October 14, 2008. Robin Layton, Director, Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce. [FR Doc. E8–24878 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Request for Public Comment International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is seeking U.S. academic institutions, training centers, and other interested parties who would like to organize joint activities with their counterparts in Vietnam in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In 2007, the ITA launched the U.S.-Vietnam ICT Commercial Dialogue with the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in Vietnam to discuss various ICT issues that have an impact on trade between our two countries. The U.S. and Vietnamese companies that participated in the meeting recommended the establishment of a ‘‘public/private partnership for the development of human resources through technical training programs.’’ Therefore MIC has proposed that an Academic Advisory Group be created in addition to a Business Advisory Group under the Dialogue. The objective of the Academic Advisory Group would be to facilitate an exchange of ideas on the best curriculum to meet the needs of ICT growth, and to increase opportunities for Vietnamese citizens to study in the ICT field in Vietnam through distance learning mechanisms, or at United States institutions. The initial meeting of the Academic Advisory Group, to be held via videoconference, is tentatively scheduled for November 12, 2008. A representative of the group would make a brief report at the ICT Dialogue Working Group meeting on November 13 in Washington, DC. A follow-up meeting is anticipated in January 2009 in Hanoi. DATES: November 12–13, 2008. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 62256 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 203 / Monday, October 20, 2008 / Notices Inquiries about participation in the videoconference should be addressed to the contact below, and received by close of business on Monday, November 10, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cora Dickson, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4327, Washington, DC 20230; Telephone: 202–482–6083; Fax: 202–482–5834; E-mail: cora.dickson@mail.doc.gov. ADDRESSES: U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak has made education a top priority. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi hosted an education conference in January as a first step, and expects to hold another one in January 2009. Vietnam currently faces an estimated deficit of $100 million per year in funding its educational plans, and is trying to close the gap by seeking international support in paying for and helping implement reforms. In the field of ICT, Vietnam is facing a shortage of qualified workers to meet the increasing need for IT skills as it modernizes its infrastructure. U.S. companies also hope to create opportunities for trade and investment as ICT grows stronger in Vietnam. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 14, 2008. Robin Layton, Director, Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce. [FR Doc. E8–24880 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Program Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. 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This Cost Recovery Program requires IFQ permit holders to submit information about the value of landings of IFQ species and to calculate and submit fees. The Cost Recovery Program also requires Registered Buyers to submit information about the value and volume of landings of IFQ species. II. Method of Collection Reports and payments may be submitted online or mailed. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0398. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,726. Estimated Time per Response: IFQ Permit Holder Fee Submission Form, IFQ Registered Buyer Ex-vessel Value and Volume Report and appeal process, 2 hours each. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,452. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $3,000 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: October 15, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 203 (Monday, October 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62255-62256]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24880]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Request for Public Comment

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce's International Trade 
Administration (ITA) is seeking U.S. academic institutions, training 
centers, and other interested parties who would like to organize joint 
activities with their counterparts in Vietnam in the field of 
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In 2007, the ITA 
launched the U.S.-Vietnam ICT Commercial Dialogue with the Ministry of 
Information and Communications (MIC) in Vietnam to discuss various ICT 
issues that have an impact on trade between our two countries. The U.S. 
and Vietnamese companies that participated in the meeting recommended 
the establishment of a ``public/private partnership for the development 
of human resources through technical training programs.'' Therefore MIC 
has proposed that an Academic Advisory Group be created in addition to 
a Business Advisory Group under the Dialogue.
    The objective of the Academic Advisory Group would be to facilitate 
an exchange of ideas on the best curriculum to meet the needs of ICT 
growth, and to increase opportunities for Vietnamese citizens to study 
in the ICT field in Vietnam through distance learning mechanisms, or at 
United States institutions.
    The initial meeting of the Academic Advisory Group, to be held via 
videoconference, is tentatively scheduled for November 12, 2008. A 
representative of the group would make a brief report at the ICT 
Dialogue Working Group meeting on November 13 in Washington, DC. A 
follow-up meeting is anticipated in January 2009 in Hanoi.

DATES: November 12-13, 2008.

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ADDRESSES: Inquiries about participation in the videoconference should 
be addressed to the contact below, and received by close of business on 
Monday, November 10, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cora Dickson, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4327, Washington, DC 20230; Telephone: 
202-482-6083; Fax: 202-482-5834; E-mail: cora.dickson@mail.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak 
has made education a top priority. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi hosted an 
education conference in January as a first step, and expects to hold 
another one in January 2009. Vietnam currently faces an estimated 
deficit of $100 million per year in funding its educational plans, and 
is trying to close the gap by seeking international support in paying 
for and helping implement reforms. In the field of ICT, Vietnam is 
facing a shortage of qualified workers to meet the increasing need for 
IT skills as it modernizes its infrastructure. U.S. companies also hope 
to create opportunities for trade and investment as ICT grows stronger 
in Vietnam.

    Dated: October 14, 2008.
Robin Layton,
Director, Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce.
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