Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-Brazil CEO Forum, 18351-18352 [E9-9292]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration National Institutes of Standards and Technology Notice of Consolidated Decision on Application for Duty–Free Entry of Electron Microscope This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89– 651, as amended by Pub. L. 106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 3705, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue., NW, Washington, D.C. Docket Number: 09–008. Applicant: National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 16835, April 13, 2009. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as this instrument is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States at the time the instrument was ordered. Reasons: The foreign instrument is an electron microscope and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring an electron microscope. We know of no electron microscope, or any other instrument suited to this purpose, which is being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of this instrument. Dated: April 16, 2009. Christopher Cassel, Acting Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–9235 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be postmarked on or before May 12, 2009. Address written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Room 3720. Docket Number: 09-007. Applicant: University of Utah, Consortium for Astro-Particle Research, 215 South State Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Instrument: Electron Light Source (ELS) accelerator. Manufacturer: University of Tokyo, Japan. Intended Use: The instrument will be used as a component of a large ground Telescope Array, which will allow the scientists to calibrate the telescopes by generating a particle beam that accurately simulates a cosmic ray shower. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: No instruments of the same general category as the foreign instrument begin manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 10, 2009. Dated: April 16, 2009. Christopher Cassel, Acting Director, IA Subsidies Enforcement Office. [FR Doc. E9–9230 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United StatesBrazil CEO Forum AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-651, as amended by Pub. L. 10636; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:31 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces membership opportunities for appointment as American representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum. The current U.S. Section term will expire on May 18, 2009. DATES: Applications should be received no later than May 29, 2009. ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Lorrie Fussell, Brazil Desk Officer, Office of South America, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by e-mail at lorrie.fussell@ita.doc.gov or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18351 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3203, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorrie Fussell, Brazil Desk Officer, Office of South America, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482–4157. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, together with the Planalto Casa Civil Minister (Presidential Chief of Staff) and the Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, co-chair the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum, pursuant to the Terms of Reference signed in March 2007, by the U.S. and Brazilian governments, which set forth the objectives and structure of the Forum. The Terms of Reference may be viewed at: http://trade.gov/press/press_releases/ 2007/brazilceo_02.asp. The Forum, consisting of both private and publicsector members, brings together leaders of the respective business communities of the United States and Brazil to discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly ways to strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two countries. The Forum consists of the U.S. and Brazilian co-chairs and a Committee comprised of private sector members. The Committee will be composed of two Sections each consisting of eight to ten members from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the private sector business community in the United States and Brazil. Each government will appoint the members to its respective Section. The Committee will provide recommendations to the two governments that reflect private sector views, needs and concerns regarding creating an economic environment in which their respective private sectors can partner, thrive and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand trade between the United States and Brazil. Candidates are currently sought for membership on the U.S. Section of the Forum. Each candidate must be Chief Executive Officer or President (or comparable level of responsibility) of a U.S. owned or controlled company that is incorporated in and has its main headquarters located in the United States and currently doing business in Brazil and the United States. Each candidate also must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally authorized to work in the United States and able to travel to Brazil and locations in the United States to attend official Forum meetings as well as independent U.S. Section and Committee meetings. In addition, the E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 18352 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Notices candidate may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Evaluation of applications for membership in the U.S. Section by eligible individuals will be based on the following criteria: dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES —A demonstrated commitment by the individual’s company to the Brazilian market either through exports or investment. —A demonstrated strong interest in Brazil and its economic development. —The ability to offer a broad perspective and business experience to the discussions. —The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the entire business community. —The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. Members will be selected on the basis of who will best carry out the objectives of the Forum as stated in the Terms of Reference establishing the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The U.S. Section of the Forum should also include members that represent a diversity of business sectors and geographic locations. To the extent possible, Section members also should represent a cross-section of small, medium, and large firms. U.S. members will receive no compensation for their participation in Forum related activities. Individual members will be responsible for all travel and related expenses associated with their participation in the Forum, including attendance at Committee and Section meetings. Only appointed members may participate in official Forum meetings; substitutes and alternates will not be designated. U.S. members will normally serve for twoyear terms, but may be reappointed. To be considered for membership, please submit the following information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; name and address of company’s headquarters; location for incorporation; size of the company; size of company’s export trade, investment, and nature of operations or interest in Brazil; and a brief statement of why the candidate should be considered, including information about the candidate’s ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. Applications will be considered as they are received. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been selected. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:31 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: April 15, 2009. Anne Driscoll, Director for the Office of South America. [FR Doc. E9–9292 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2009–0016] Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787; Sanvar® AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office. ACTION: Notice of interim patent term extension. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a fifth one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary C. Till by telephone at (571) 272– 7755; by mail marked to her attention and addressed to the Commissioner for Patents, Mail Stop Hatch-Waxman PTE, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450; by fax marked to her attention at (571) 273–7755, or by e-mail to Mary.Till@uspto.gov. Section 156 of Title 35, United States Code, generally provides that the term of a patent may be extended for a period of up to five years if the patent claims a product, or a method of making or using a product, that has been subject to certain defined regulatory review, and that the patent may be extended for interim periods of up to a year if the regulatory review is anticipated to extend beyond the expiration date of the patent. On March 19, 2009, Debiovision Inc., the exclusive agent of Debiopharm S.A. and Debio Recherche Pharmaceutique S.A., who is the exclusive licensee of the Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund of New Orleans, Louisiana, the patent owner, timely filed an application under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a fifth interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787. The patent claims the human drug product Sanvar® (vapreotide acetate). 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18351-18352]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9292]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-
Brazil CEO Forum

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil 
established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces membership 
opportunities for appointment as American representatives to the U.S. 
Section of the Forum. The current U.S. Section term will expire on May 
18, 2009.

DATES: Applications should be received no later than May 29, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Lorrie Fussell, 
Brazil Desk Officer, Office of South America, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, either by e-mail at lorrie.fussell@ita.doc.gov or by mail to 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3203, 
Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorrie Fussell, Brazil Desk Officer, 
Office of South America, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 
482-4157.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the 
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor 
for International Economic Affairs, together with the Planalto Casa 
Civil Minister (Presidential Chief of Staff) and the Brazilian Minister 
of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, co-chair the U.S.-Brazil 
CEO Forum, pursuant to the Terms of Reference signed in March 2007, by 
the U.S. and Brazilian governments, which set forth the objectives and 
structure of the Forum. The Terms of Reference may be viewed at: http://trade.gov/press/press_releases/2007/brazilceo_02.asp. The Forum, 
consisting of both private and public-sector members, brings together 
leaders of the respective business communities of the United States and 
Brazil to discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly ways to 
strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two countries. 
The Forum consists of the U.S. and Brazilian co-chairs and a Committee 
comprised of private sector members. The Committee will be composed of 
two Sections each consisting of eight to ten members from the private 
sector, representing the views and interests of the private sector 
business community in the United States and Brazil. Each government 
will appoint the members to its respective Section. The Committee will 
provide recommendations to the two governments that reflect private 
sector views, needs and concerns regarding creating an economic 
environment in which their respective private sectors can partner, 
thrive and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand trade between 
the United States and Brazil.
    Candidates are currently sought for membership on the U.S. Section 
of the Forum. Each candidate must be Chief Executive Officer or 
President (or comparable level of responsibility) of a U.S. owned or 
controlled company that is incorporated in and has its main 
headquarters located in the United States and currently doing business 
in Brazil and the United States. Each candidate also must be a U.S. 
citizen or otherwise legally authorized to work in the United States 
and able to travel to Brazil and locations in the United States to 
attend official Forum meetings as well as independent U.S. Section and 
Committee meetings. In addition, the

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candidate may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign 
Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.
    Evaluation of applications for membership in the U.S. Section by 
eligible individuals will be based on the following criteria:

--A demonstrated commitment by the individual's company to the 
Brazilian market either through exports or investment.
--A demonstrated strong interest in Brazil and its economic 
development.
--The ability to offer a broad perspective and business experience to 
the discussions.
--The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the entire 
business community.
--The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which 
the Forum will be active.

    Members will be selected on the basis of who will best carry out 
the objectives of the Forum as stated in the Terms of Reference 
establishing the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The U.S. Section of the Forum 
should also include members that represent a diversity of business 
sectors and geographic locations. To the extent possible, Section 
members also should represent a cross-section of small, medium, and 
large firms.
    U.S. members will receive no compensation for their participation 
in Forum related activities. Individual members will be responsible for 
all travel and related expenses associated with their participation in 
the Forum, including attendance at Committee and Section meetings. Only 
appointed members may participate in official Forum meetings; 
substitutes and alternates will not be designated. U.S. members will 
normally serve for two-year terms, but may be reappointed.
    To be considered for membership, please submit the following 
information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: 
Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; 
name and address of company's headquarters; location for incorporation; 
size of the company; size of company's export trade, investment, and 
nature of operations or interest in Brazil; and a brief statement of 
why the candidate should be considered, including information about the 
candidate's ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in 
which the Forum will be active. Applications will be considered as they 
are received. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been 
selected.

    Dated: April 15, 2009.
Anne Driscoll,
Director for the Office of South America.
[FR Doc. E9-9292 Filed 4-21-09; 8:45 am]
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