Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for the NOAA Commissioned Corps, 6016-6017 [E9-2299]

Download as PDF 6016 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 4, 2009 / Notices stating that its annual report was due on May 23, 2008. Reminders were sent on the following dates: August 22, 2008, October 3, 2008, and December 15, 2008. The Secretary has received no written response from CShore International to any of these letters. On December 15, 2008, and in accordance with Section 325.10(c)(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.10(c)(1)), the Secretary of Commerce sent a letter by certified mail to notify C-Shore International, that the Secretary was formally initiating the process to revoke its Certificate for failure to file an annual report. The Secretary has received no response from C-Shore International. Pursuant to Section 325.10(c)(2) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.10(c)(2)), the Secretary considers the failure of C-Shore International, to respond to be an admission of the statements contained in the notification letter. The Secretary has determined to revoke the Certificate issued to C-Shore International for its failure to file an annual report. The Secretary has sent a letter, dated January 21, 2009, to notify C-Shore International of this final determination. The revocation is effective thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this notice (325.10(c)(4) of the Regulations, 15 CFR 325.10(c)). Any person aggrieved by this decision may appeal to an appropriate U.S. District Court within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register ‘‘(15 CFR 325.11 of the Regulations).’’ January 21, 2009. Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–2294 Filed 2–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review. AGENCY: NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of First Request for Panel Review. SUMMARY: On January 16, 2009, Evonik Degussa Corporation (formerly Degussa Corporation), filed a First Request for Panel Review with the Mexican Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel Review was VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:33 Feb 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 requested of the Final resolution of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, regarding the importation of Hydrogen Peroxide originating from the United States of America, classified in Tariff item 2847.00.01 of the Mexican Tariff Schedule. This determination was published in the Diario Oficial de la ´ Federacion, on December 18, 2008. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number MEX–USA–2009–1904–01 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Dees, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (‘‘Agreement’’) established a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national courts to review expeditiously the final determination to determine whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination. Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (‘‘Rules’’). These Rules were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686). A first Request for Panel Review was filed with the Mexican Section of the NAFTA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 1904 of the Agreement, on January 16, 2009, requesting a panel review of the determination and order described above. The Rules provide that: (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is February 16, 2009); (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for filing a Notice of Appearance is March 2, 2009); and (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in panel review and the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review. Dated: January 29, 2009. Valerie Dees, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. E9–2278 Filed 2–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for the NOAA Commissioned Corps AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. 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 April 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 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 LCDR Holly Jablonski, (301) 713–7731 or Holly.Jablonski@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The NOAA Commissioned Corps is the uniformed component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a bureau of the Department of Commerce. Officers serve under Senate-confirmed appointments and Presidential commissions (33 U.S.C., Chapter 17, Subchapter 1, Sections 853 and 854). The NOAA Corps provides a cadre of professionals trained in engineering, earth sciences, oceanography, meteorology, fisheries E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 4, 2009 / Notices science, and other related disciplines who are dedicated to the service of their country and optimization of NOAA’s missions to ensure the economic and physical well-being of the Nation. NOAA Corps officers serve in assignments throughout NOAA, as well as in each of NOAA’s Line Offices (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Ocean Service, National Weather Service, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and Office of Program, Planning, and Integration). Persons wishing to be considered for a NOAA Corps Commission must submit a complete application package, including NOAA Form 56–42, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. A personal interview must also be conducted. Eligibility requirements include a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or another discipline related to NOAA’s missions, excellent health, normal color vision with uncorrected visual acuity no worse than 20/400 in each eye (correctable to 20/20), and ability to complete 20 years of active duty service prior to their 62nd birthday. II. Method of Collection Respondents must submit paper forms via mail in postage-paid envelopes. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0047. Form Number: NOAA Forms 56–42, 56–42A, and 56–42D. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 130. Estimated Time Per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 390. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,024. 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: January 30, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–2299 Filed 2–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARATMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XM96 NOAA to Transfer Ownership of John N. Cobb to Seattle Maritime Academy AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations propose to donate NOAA Ship John N. Cobb to Seattle Central Community College: Seattle Maritime Academy under the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980. DATES: Comments must be received by March 6, 2009. Also, there will be a public meeting held to obtain public comments at the Marine Operations Center–Pacific at 1800, February 17, 2009. The meeting will be held at 1801 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102. You may submit comments to chad.cary@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Chad Cary by email chad.cary@noaa.gov or phone (206) 553–7916. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IV. Request for Comments Background 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 John N. Cobb, decommissioned August 13, 2008, had been an active research vessel for 58 years. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires that federal properties meeting historical criteria are to be recognized as historical assets. As a result of John N. Cobb’s length of service, significant contributions to the community and historic architectural design, the vessel has been determined eligible and is scheduled to make the National Register of Historic Places spring of 2009. Upon being determined eligible, the vessel became subject to VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:33 Feb 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6017 rules and regulations described in 36 CFR Part 800: Protection of Historic Properties–The Section 106 Process. Seattle Central Community College: Seattle Maritime Academy is an eligible recipient of John N. Cobb under the Stevenson-Wydler Technology and Innovation Act of 1980 and consequently submitted a request for the vessel to the Commanding Officer, Marine Operations Center–Pacific. This request includes a strategy for continued use and preservations of the vessel. The Office of Marine and Aviation Operations is confident the Academy possesses the necessary resources to continue the preservation effort. Seattle Maritime Academy is a reputable organization and will likely serve John N. Cobb well in future sea going years. Prior to transferring the vessel to Seattle Maritime Academy, NOAA, the Washington State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will establish a memorandum of agreement including preservation covenants. Dated: January 28, 2009. Jonathan W. Bailey, NOAA Director, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. [FR Doc. E9–2374 Filed 2–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–S DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Energy; Office of Science. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 19, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., E.S.T. ADDRESSES: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David Thomassen (301–903–9817; david.thomassen@science.doe.gov) Designated Federal Officer, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC–23/ E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 4, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6016-6017]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2299]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for 
the NOAA Commissioned Corps

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice.

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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 April 6, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 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 LCDR Holly Jablonski, (301) 713-7731 or 
Holly.Jablonski@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The NOAA Commissioned Corps is the uniformed component of the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a bureau of the 
Department of Commerce. Officers serve under Senate-confirmed 
appointments and Presidential commissions (33 U.S.C., Chapter 17, 
Subchapter 1, Sections 853 and 854). The NOAA Corps provides a cadre of 
professionals trained in engineering, earth sciences, oceanography, 
meteorology, fisheries

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science, and other related disciplines who are dedicated to the service 
of their country and optimization of NOAA's missions to ensure the 
economic and physical well-being of the Nation. NOAA Corps officers 
serve in assignments throughout NOAA, as well as in each of NOAA's Line 
Offices (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information 
Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Ocean Service, 
National Weather Service, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
and Office of Program, Planning, and Integration). Persons wishing to 
be considered for a NOAA Corps Commission must submit a complete 
application package, including NOAA Form 56-42, three letters of 
recommendation, and official transcripts. A personal interview must 
also be conducted. Eligibility requirements include a bachelor's degree 
in science, engineering, or another discipline related to NOAA's 
missions, excellent health, normal color vision with uncorrected visual 
acuity no worse than 20/400 in each eye (correctable to 20/20), and 
ability to complete 20 years of active duty service prior to their 62nd 
birthday.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents must submit paper forms via mail in postage-paid 
envelopes.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0047.
    Form Number: NOAA Forms 56-42, 56-42A, and 56-42D.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 130.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 390.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,024.

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: January 30, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-2299 Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
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