Manufacturing and Services' Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative; Update, 29475-29476 [E9-14485]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 118 / Monday, June 22, 2009 / Notices special-purpose subzone at the recreational vehicle manufacturing facilities of Thor Industries, Inc., located in Jackson Center, Ohio (FTZ Docket 66–2008, filed 12/4/08); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (73 FR 76611–76612, 12/17/ 08); and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to recreational vehicle manufacturing at the facilities of Thor Industries, Inc., located in Jackson Center, Ohio (Subzone 100D), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Signed at Washington, D.C., this 12th day of June 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–14629 Filed 6–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Whereas, the Board’s regulations (15 CFR Part 400) provide for the establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest; Whereas, the St. Joseph County Airport Authority, grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 125, has made application to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the recreational vehicle and commercial bus manufacturing facilities of Thor Industries, Inc., located in Goshen, Elkhart, Topeka, Bristol, Middlebury, Syracuse, Nappanee and Howe, Indiana (FTZ Docket 67–2008, filed 12/4/08); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (73 FR 76612–76613, 12/17/ 08); and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to recreational vehicle and commercial bus manufacturing at the facilities of Thor Industries, Inc., located in Goshen, Elkhart, Topeka, Bristol, Middlebury, Syracuse, Nappanee and Howe, Indiana (Subzone 125E), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Foreign-Trade Zones Board Signed at Washington, D.C., this 12th day of June 2009. [Order No. 1626] Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce, for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–14627 Filed 6–19–09; 8:45 am] Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, Thor Industries, Inc. (Recreational Vehicle and Commercial Bus Manufacturing), Goshen, Elkhart, Topeka, Bristol, Middlebury, Syracuse, Nappanee and Howe, Indiana pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides for ‘‘...the establishment... of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to grant qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:55 Jun 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Manufacturing and Services’ Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative; Update ACTION: Notice of second round of regional showcase tours in support of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative; notice of event in Seattle; request for suggestions of other cities and regions to be considered for future PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29475 tours; request for volunteer hosts to be considered for future tours. SUMMARY: As part of its Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative, the International Trade Administration’s Manufacturing & Services Unit is planning a second round of regional facility tours across the United States that will showcase sustainable business practices at manufacturing firms and service providers. This round of tours will use the past round of Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tours (SMARTs) as a template by traveling to a number of cities and regions in order to demonstrate the feasibility and viability of sustainable business practices for U.S. firms. While the previous round of tours focused on manufacturers, this round will look at supply chains in various regions and sustainability issues affecting the competitiveness of firms in those supply chains. DATES: Submit comments no later than 30 days after the date of this notice. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to the Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2213, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at susmanuf@mail.doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Howard in Manufacturing & Services’ Office of Trade Policy Analysis, 202–482–3703. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regional facility tours like the SMARTs are one of the main project areas of the Manufacturing and Services (MAS) Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative (SMI) and Public-Private Dialogue (for more information visit http://www.manufacturing.gov/ sustainability). In order to provide effective and continued support to U.S. companies in their sustainable manufacturing efforts, MAS launched the SMI which (a) identifies U.S. industry’s most pressing sustainability challenges and (b) facilitates public and private sector efforts to address these challenges. As referenced in a July 2008 Federal Register notice (FR 42328, July 21, 2008), MAS held a series of SMARTs in 2008: St. Louis, MO (July 28, 2008), Grand Rapids, MI (September 3, 2008), and Rochester, NY (September 23, 2008). This first round of regional facility tours focused on U.S. manufacturers and showcased efforts at implementing and benefiting from costeffective sustainable manufacturing practices. As company supply chains become the critical component to a E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 29476 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 118 / Monday, June 22, 2009 / Notices firm’s competitiveness, working with manufacturers and service providers on their sustainability practices will take on increasing importance. U.S. companies are concerned with cutting costs, meeting new regulatory challenges, the lack of visibility that sustainable business practices receive nationwide, and the lack of information U.S. manufacturers and service providers possess in this field. In order to continue spreading awareness of the cost-effectiveness of implementing sustainable business practices, especially the importance of sustainable supply chains, both to U.S. global competitiveness and the environment, MAS will begin its second round of regional facility tours in Seattle, Washington in July 2009 and will aim to visit at least two additional regions by the end of 2009. The goal of these tours is to demonstrate to other similarly situated firms in the area that incorporating sustainable business techniques into the production and distribution cycle is not cost-prohibitive and, in fact, can help the long-term economic viability of American firms. The event in Seattle will most likely be held in mid-July and will likely include tours of four facilities engaged in sustainable business practices at various points in a supply chain. Environmental managers, plant managers and other relevant company decision-makers from local small and medium-sized manufacturers and service providers who are interested in attending this event should contact the sustainable manufacturing team through the email address listed above. The team, in consultation with the local U.S. Export Assistance Center and Washington Manufacturing Services, will make a determination on attendance on a first-come-first-served basis, taking into account the criteria named above as well as the U.S. Export Assistance Center and Washington Manufacturing Services’ knowledge of the local economy and the relevance of the event to individual firms in the Seattle area and to strive for the tour participants to reflect the diversity of the local business community within the manufacturing industry sector. Only one representative from each company will be invited to attend. Each of the future events will most likely include tours of local manufacturing and service provider facilities that showcase firms that are incorporating sustainable business techniques into their business operations or have facilities that are otherwise sustainable. Manufacturing and Services seeks public input on VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:55 Jun 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 possible cities and/or regions that would benefit from hosting a sustainable supply chain event or firms that would be willing to demonstrate and showcase their sustainable business capabilities and practices as part of a possible regional facility tour in their region. Responses to this notice should include a brief rationale as to why a particular firm, city or region would be a strong candidate for one of these events. Participants will not be paid. Dated: June 16, 2009. Matthew Howard, Office of Trade Policy Analysis. [FR Doc. E9–14485 Filed 6–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP89 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); SEDAR 18 Atlantic Red Drum Assessment Panel; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 18 Atlantic Red Drum Post-Assessment Workshop Conference Call. SUMMARY: The SEDAR 18 Assessment Panel will meet via conference call to review preliminary assessment model results, select a preferred assessment model, and discuss future analytical needs. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 18 Assessment Workshop Panel will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. A listening station is available at the following location: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive #201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dale L. Theiling, SEDAR Coordinator, SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils; in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; implemented the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks. SEDAR 18 is developing an assessment of the Atlantic red drum stock. During this conference call the SEDAR 18 Red Drum Assessment Panel will follow-up on activities from its June 1–5, 2009 meeting by reviewing preliminary assessment model results, selecting a preferred assessment model, and discussing future analytical needs. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The listening station is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council office at the address listed above at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 17, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–14570 Filed 6–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP87 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will hold a public meeting on July 14, 2009. The MAFMC’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a public meeting on July 15–16, 2009. The MAFMC’s Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Bluefish Monitoring Committee’s (MC) will hold a meeting on July 17, 2009. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 118 (Monday, June 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29475-29476]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-14485]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Manufacturing and Services' Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative; 
Update

ACTION: Notice of second round of regional showcase tours in support of 
Commerce's Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative; notice of event in 
Seattle; request for suggestions of other cities and regions to be 
considered for future tours; request for volunteer hosts to be 
considered for future tours.

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SUMMARY: As part of its Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative, the 
International Trade Administration's Manufacturing & Services Unit is 
planning a second round of regional facility tours across the United 
States that will showcase sustainable business practices at 
manufacturing firms and service providers. This round of tours will use 
the past round of Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tours 
(SMARTs) as a template by traveling to a number of cities and regions 
in order to demonstrate the feasibility and viability of sustainable 
business practices for U.S. firms. While the previous round of tours 
focused on manufacturers, this round will look at supply chains in 
various regions and sustainability issues affecting the competitiveness 
of firms in those supply chains.

DATES: Submit comments no later than 30 days after the date of this 
notice.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to the 
Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 
2213, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the 
Internet at susmanuf@mail.doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Howard in Manufacturing & 
Services' Office of Trade Policy Analysis, 202-482-3703.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Regional facility tours like the SMARTs are one of the main project 
areas of the Manufacturing and Services (MAS) Sustainable Manufacturing 
Initiative (SMI) and Public-Private Dialogue (for more information 
visit http://www.manufacturing.gov/sustainability). In order to provide 
effective and continued support to U.S. companies in their sustainable 
manufacturing efforts, MAS launched the SMI which (a) identifies U.S. 
industry's most pressing sustainability challenges and (b) facilitates 
public and private sector efforts to address these challenges.
    As referenced in a July 2008 Federal Register notice (FR 42328, 
July 21, 2008), MAS held a series of SMARTs in 2008: St. Louis, MO 
(July 28, 2008), Grand Rapids, MI (September 3, 2008), and Rochester, 
NY (September 23, 2008). This first round of regional facility tours 
focused on U.S. manufacturers and showcased efforts at implementing and 
benefiting from cost-effective sustainable manufacturing practices. As 
company supply chains become the critical component to a

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firm's competitiveness, working with manufacturers and service 
providers on their sustainability practices will take on increasing 
importance. U.S. companies are concerned with cutting costs, meeting 
new regulatory challenges, the lack of visibility that sustainable 
business practices receive nationwide, and the lack of information U.S. 
manufacturers and service providers possess in this field. In order to 
continue spreading awareness of the cost-effectiveness of implementing 
sustainable business practices, especially the importance of 
sustainable supply chains, both to U.S. global competitiveness and the 
environment, MAS will begin its second round of regional facility tours 
in Seattle, Washington in July 2009 and will aim to visit at least two 
additional regions by the end of 2009.
    The goal of these tours is to demonstrate to other similarly 
situated firms in the area that incorporating sustainable business 
techniques into the production and distribution cycle is not cost-
prohibitive and, in fact, can help the long-term economic viability of 
American firms.
    The event in Seattle will most likely be held in mid-July and will 
likely include tours of four facilities engaged in sustainable business 
practices at various points in a supply chain. Environmental managers, 
plant managers and other relevant company decision-makers from local 
small and medium-sized manufacturers and service providers who are 
interested in attending this event should contact the sustainable 
manufacturing team through the email address listed above. The team, in 
consultation with the local U.S. Export Assistance Center and 
Washington Manufacturing Services, will make a determination on 
attendance on a first-come-first-served basis, taking into account the 
criteria named above as well as the U.S. Export Assistance Center and 
Washington Manufacturing Services' knowledge of the local economy and 
the relevance of the event to individual firms in the Seattle area and 
to strive for the tour participants to reflect the diversity of the 
local business community within the manufacturing industry sector. Only 
one representative from each company will be invited to attend.
    Each of the future events will most likely include tours of local 
manufacturing and service provider facilities that showcase firms that 
are incorporating sustainable business techniques into their business 
operations or have facilities that are otherwise sustainable. 
Manufacturing and Services seeks public input on possible cities and/or 
regions that would benefit from hosting a sustainable supply chain 
event or firms that would be willing to demonstrate and showcase their 
sustainable business capabilities and practices as part of a possible 
regional facility tour in their region. Responses to this notice should 
include a brief rationale as to why a particular firm, city or region 
would be a strong candidate for one of these events. Participants will 
not be paid.

    Dated: June 16, 2009.
Matthew Howard,
Office of Trade Policy Analysis.
[FR Doc. E9-14485 Filed 6-19-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P