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Download as PDF 800 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 5 / Thursday, January 8, 2009 / Notices participants would be required to stop fishing when the hard cap is reached. 2. Triggered area closure – Establish a salmon savings area closure based on current salmon bycatch information. These closures would occur once a specified cap level was reached. Additional information about non– Chinook salmon bycatch and the alternatives that the Council may consider may be found on the Council’s website at: http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/ currentlissues/bycatch/ chumbycatch1208.pdf. erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Preliminary Identification of Issues A principal objective of the scoping and public input process is to identify potentially significant impacts to the human environment. The analysis will evaluate the impacts of the alternatives for all resources, species, and issues that may be directly or indirectly affected by non–Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fisheries. The following components of the biological and physical environment may be evaluated: (1) target and non–target fish stocks, forage fish, and prohibited species, including salmon species; (2) species listed under the ESA and their critical habitat; (3) seabirds; (4) marine mammals; and (5) the ecosystem. Social and economic impacts also would be considered in terms of the effects that changes to non–Chinook salmon bycatch management measures would have on the following groups of individuals: (1) those who participate in harvesting pollock; (2) those who process and market pollock and pollock products; (3) those who consume pollock products; (4) those who rely on living marine resources caught in the management area, particularly non– Chinook salmon; (5) those who benefit from subsistence, commercial, and sport salmon fisheries; and (6) fishing communities. Public Involvement Scoping is an early and open process for determining the scope of issues to be addressed in an EA for EIS and for identifying the significant issues related to the proposed action. A principal objective of the scoping and public involvement process is to identify a range of reasonable of management alternatives that will delineate critical issues and provide a clear basis for distinguishing among those alternatives and selecting a preferred alternative. Through this notice, we are notifying the public that a NEPA analysis and decision–making process for this proposed action has been initiated so that interested or affected people may VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:57 Jan 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 participate and contribute to the final decision. We are seeking written public comments on the scope of issues, including potential impacts, and alternatives that should be considered in revising non–Chinook salmon bycatch management measures. Written comments will be accepted at the address above (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should be as specific as possible to be the most helpful. Written comments received during the scoping process, including the names and addresses of those submitting them, will be considered part of the public record of this proposal and will be available for public inspection. The public is invited to participate and provide input at Council meetings where the latest scientific information regarding salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery is reviewed and alternative non–Chinook salmon bycatch reduction measures are developed and evaluated. Notice of future Council meetings will be published in the Federal Register and posted on the Internet at http:// alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/. Please visit this website for more information on this proposed action and for guidance on submitting effective public comments. Dated: January 2, 2009. Emily H. Menashes Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–125 Filed 1–7–09; 8:45 am] NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Adams or Kate Swails, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requested amendment has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The original permit (No. 782–1708), issued on August 23, 2003 (68 FR 53967) and valid through December 31, 2008, authorized research on northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) of the San Miguel Islands Stock at San Miguel Island, California, and of the Eastern North Pacific Stock at Bogoslof Island and the Pribilof Islands in Alaska. The permit was subsequently amended four times to modify methods and take numbers. The minor amendment (No. 782–1708–05) extends the duration of the permit through December 31, 2009, and does not change any other terms or conditions of the permit. Dated: January 2, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–124 Filed 1–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. PTO–C–2008–0058] RIN 0648–XM55 Marine Mammals; File No. 782–1708 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Seattle, WA has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 782–1708–04. ADDRESSES: The amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office. ACTION: Notice and request for nominations. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark Office) is requesting nominations of individuals to serve on the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee. The United States Patent and Trademark Office will consider nominations received in response to this notice as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria. E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 5 / Thursday, January 8, 2009 / Notices DATES: Please submit nominations within 60 days of the publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted to Jennifer Lo, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313–1450. Nominations also may be submitted via fax: (571) 270–9100 or by electronic mail to: nmti@uspto.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Lo, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313–1450, telephone (571) 272–7640, or electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2). The following provides information about the committee and membership: • Committee members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce. The committee provides advice to the Secretary on the implementation of Public Law 96–480 (15 U.S.C. 3711), as amended August 9, 2007. • The committee functions solely as an advisory body under the FACA. Members are appointed to the 12member committee for a term of three years. Each will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the three-year term with the prospect of renewal, pending advisory committee needs and the Secretary’s concurrence. Selection of membership is made in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines. • Members are responsible for reviewing nominations and making recommendations for the Nation’s highest honor for technological innovation, awarded annually by the President of the United States. Members of the committee must have an understanding of, and experience in, developing and utilizing technological innovation and/or be familiar with the education, training, employment and management of technological manpower. • Under the FACA, membership on a committee must be balanced. To achieve balance, the Department is seeking additional nominations of candidates from small, medium-sized, and large businesses or with special expertise in the following sub-sectors of the technology enterprise: VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:57 Jan 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 Medical Innovations/Bioengineering and Biomedical Technology/ Technology Management/Computing/ IT/Manufacturing Innovation/ Technological Manpower/Workforce Training/Education Committee members generally are Chief Executive Officers or former Chief Executive Officers; former winners of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation; presidents or distinguished faculty of universities; or senior executives of non-profit organizations. As such, they not only offer the stature of their positions but also possess intimate knowledge of the forces determining future directions for their organizations and industries. The committee as a whole is balanced in representing geographical, professional, and diverse interests. Nomination Information: • Nominees must be United States citizens, must be able to fully participate in meetings pertaining to the review and selection of finalists for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and must uphold the confidential nature of an independent peer review and competitive selection process. • The United States Patent and Trademark Office is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse committee membership. Date: December 2, 2008. Jon W. Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. E9–104 Filed 1–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–C–2008–0059] National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2009 Nominations AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office. ACTION: Notice and request for nominations. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark Office) is accepting nominations for its National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) program. Since establishment by Congress in 1980, the President of the United States has awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (formerly PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 801 known as the National Medal of Technology) annually to our Nation’s leading innovators. If you know of a candidate who has made an outstanding, lasting contribution to the economy through the promotion of technology or technological manpower, you may obtain a nomination form from: http://www.uspto.gov/nmti. Eligibility and Criteria: Information on eligibility and nomination criteria is provided on the Nominations Guidelines Form at http:// www.uspto.gov/nmti. DATES: The deadline for submission of an application is May 29, 2009. ADDRESSES: The NMTI Nomination form for the year 2009 may be obtained by visiting the Web site at http:// www.uspto.gov/nmti. Nomination applications should be submitted to Jennifer Lo, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, by electronic mail to: NMTI@uspto.gov or by mail to: Jennifer Lo, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313–1450. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Lo, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313–1450, telephone (571) 272–7640, or electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Enacted by Congress in 1980, the Medal of Technology was first awarded in 1985. On August 9, 2007, the President signed the America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science) Act of 2007. The Act amended section 16 of the StevensonWydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, changing the name of the Medal to the ‘‘National Medal of Technology and Innovation.’’ The Medal is the highest honor awarded by the President of the United States to America’s leading innovators in the field of technology, and is given annually to individuals, teams, or companies who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of technology or technological manpower for the improvement of the economic, environmental or social well-being of the United States. The primary purpose of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation is to recognize American innovators whose vision, creativity, and brilliance in moving ideas to market have had a profound and lasting impact on our economy and way of life. The Medal highlights the national importance of E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2008-0058]


National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation 
Committee

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office.

ACTION: Notice and request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark 
Office) is requesting nominations of individuals to serve on the 
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation 
Committee. The United States Patent and Trademark Office will consider 
nominations received in response to this notice as well as from other 
sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides 
committee and membership criteria.

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DATES: Please submit nominations within 60 days of the publication of 
this notice.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted to Jennifer Lo, Program 
Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 
22313-1450. Nominations also may be submitted via fax: (571) 270-9100 
or by electronic mail to: nmti@uspto.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Lo, Program Manager, National 
Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450, 
telephone (571) 272-7640, or electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The committee was established in accordance 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Title 5, United States 
Code, Appendix 2). The following provides information about the 
committee and membership:
     Committee members are appointed by and serve at the 
discretion of the Secretary of Commerce. The committee provides advice 
to the Secretary on the implementation of Public Law 96-480 (15 U.S.C. 
3711), as amended August 9, 2007.
     The committee functions solely as an advisory body under 
the FACA. Members are appointed to the 12-member committee for a term 
of three years. Each will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the 
three-year term with the prospect of renewal, pending advisory 
committee needs and the Secretary's concurrence. Selection of 
membership is made in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce 
guidelines.
     Members are responsible for reviewing nominations and 
making recommendations for the Nation's highest honor for technological 
innovation, awarded annually by the President of the United States. 
Members of the committee must have an understanding of, and experience 
in, developing and utilizing technological innovation and/or be 
familiar with the education, training, employment and management of 
technological manpower.
     Under the FACA, membership on a committee must be 
balanced. To achieve balance, the Department is seeking additional 
nominations of candidates from small, medium-sized, and large 
businesses or with special expertise in the following sub-sectors of 
the technology enterprise:

Medical Innovations/Bioengineering and Biomedical Technology/Technology 
Management/Computing/IT/Manufacturing Innovation/Technological 
Manpower/Workforce Training/Education

    Committee members generally are Chief Executive Officers or former 
Chief Executive Officers; former winners of the National Medal of 
Technology and Innovation; presidents or distinguished faculty of 
universities; or senior executives of non-profit organizations. As 
such, they not only offer the stature of their positions but also 
possess intimate knowledge of the forces determining future directions 
for their organizations and industries. The committee as a whole is 
balanced in representing geographical, professional, and diverse 
interests.
    Nomination Information:
     Nominees must be United States citizens, must be able to 
fully participate in meetings pertaining to the review and selection of 
finalists for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and must 
uphold the confidential nature of an independent peer review and 
competitive selection process.
     The United States Patent and Trademark Office is committed 
to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and 
diverse committee membership.

    Date: December 2, 2008.
Jon W. Dudas,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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