Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority Business Enterprise Centers, 58246-58248 [E9-26902]

Download as PDF 58246 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Notices The ESA requires that the Secretary of Commerce develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species. Recovery is defined as an ‘‘improvement in the status of listed species to the point at which listing is no longer appropriate’’ (50 CFR 402.02). Recovery plans provide blueprints to determine priority recovery actions for funding and implementation. The ESA specifies that recovery plans must, to the maximum extent practicable, incorporate into each plan: (1) a description of site-specific management actions that may be necessary to achieve the plan’s goals for the conservation and survival of the species; (2) objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in the species being removed from the list of threatened and endangered species; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to achieve the plan’s goal and to achieve intermediate steps toward that goal. NMFS has also developed interim recovery planning guidance that provides additional information to ensure consistency among recovery plans developed for all species managed by NMFS. This guidance emphasizes the importance of stakeholder involvement throughout the recovery planning process. In developing the draft recovery plan for the sDPS green sturgeon, NMFS will consider all of the information received in response to this notice and solicitation. In addition, NMFS will publish the draft recovery plan in the Federal Register for public comment. NMFS requests relevant information from the public that should be addressed during preparation of the draft recovery plan for the threatened sDPS green sturgeon. Such information should address: (a) biological and other criteria for removing the species from the list of threatened and endangered species; (b) factors that are presently limiting or threaten to limit the survival SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: and conservation of the sDPS green sturgeon; (c) actions to address these limiting factors and threats; (d) estimates of the time and cost to implement recovery actions; and (e) research, monitoring, and evaluation needs. NMFS understands that stakeholder participation in the recovery planning process is critical to the success of implementing the recovery plan. As such, NMFS requests that stakeholders identify themselves in order to receive notices of upcoming meetings and to receive draft documents to provide comments. For those receiving this notice, please forward to those that may be either interested in participating directly or may have knowledge to lend that would benefit the plan, and thus green sturgeon. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: November 6, 2009. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–27314 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency [Docket No.: 0910271380–91383–01] Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority Business Enterprise Centers AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this notice to allow for a funded extension of up to 12 months, on a noncompetitive basis, of the award periods for those Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBECs) identified in this notice. This action is necessary to allow continued program delivery by the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes an evaluation of the MBEC Program and the solicitation and award processes for the next funding cycle. DATES: The extension and related funding, if approved by the Department of Commerce Grants Officer, will commence at the end of the current award period and will continue for a period not to exceed 12 months. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Efrain Gonzalez, Chief, Office of Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5075, Washington, DC 20230. Mr. Gonzalez may be reached by telephone at (202) 482–1940 and by e-mail at egonzalez@mbda.gov. Pursuant to Executive Order 11625, the MBEC Program provides standardized business assistance and development services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses. The MBEC Program is a key component of MBDA’s overall business development assistance program; it promotes the growth and competitiveness of minority business enterprises, and further incorporates an entrepreneurial approach to the delivery of client services. This strategy expands the reach and service delivery of the MBEC Program by requiring project operators to develop and build upon strategic alliances with public and private sector partners as a means of serving eligible businesses within each MBEC’s applicable geographical service area. MBDA amends its prior competitive solicitations under the MBEC Program, as referenced in the below table, to allow for a funded extension of up to 12 months, on a non-competitive basis, of the award period for the following MBEC projects: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Name of project Name of operator Geographical service area Original Federal Register notice Alabama MBEC ................................ Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Georgia Tech Research Corporation M. Gill & Associates, Inc. State of Alabama ............................. 71 FR 42351, as amended by 71 FR 45773. 71 FR 42351. 72 FR 67277. Georgia MBEC .................................. Miami MBEC ..................................... jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Mississippi MBEC ............................. North Carolina MBEC ....................... South Carolina MBEC ....................... Chicago MBEC ................................. Detroit MBEC .................................... Indianapolis MBEC ........................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:12 Nov 10, 2009 Arkansas Regional Minority Business Council. North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development. DESA, Inc. Chicago Community Ventures. Michigan Minority Business Development Council. State of Indiana. Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 State of Georgia ............................... Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach MSA. State of Mississippi .......................... State of North Carolina .................... State of South Carolina .................... State of Illinois .................................. State of Michigan ............................. State of Indiana ................................ Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 71 FR 42351, as amended by 71 FR 45773. 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351, as amended by 71 FR 58788. 71 FR 42351. Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Notices Original Federal Register notice Name of project Name of operator Geographical service area St. Louis MBEC ................................ St. Louis Minority Business Development Council. Grijalva & Allen, P.C. El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. NEDA Business Consultants, Inc. University of Texas at San Antonio. Interracial Council for Business Opportunity. Interracial Council for Business Opportunity. The Enterprise Center. Asociacion Productos de Puerto Rico. Jamaica Business Resource Center. State of Missouri .............................. 71 FR 42351. Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington MSA ..... El Paso MSA .................................... 71 FR 42351. 72 FR 71621. State of New Mexico ........................ San Antonio MSA ............................. New York Counties of: New York, Bronx & Westchester. State of New Jersey ......................... 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351. State of Pennsylvania ...................... Puerto Rico Islandwide .................... 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351. New York Counties of: Queens, Nassau & Suffolk. Washington, DC/Arlington/Alexandria MSA. New York Counties of: Kings & Richmond. State of Arizona ............................... 71 FR 42351. Dallas MBEC ..................................... El Paso MBEC .................................. New Mexico MBEC ........................... San Antonio MBEC ........................... Manhattan MBEC .............................. New Jersey MBEC ............................ Pennsylvania ..................................... Puerto Rico MBEC ............................ Queens MBEC .................................. Washington DC Metro MBEC ........... Williamsburg MBEC .......................... Arizona MBEC .................................. Honolulu MBEC ................................ Inland Empire MBEC ........................ National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Inc. ODA Community Development Corporation. Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. University of Hawaii. CHARO Community Development Corporation. Los Angeles MBEC ........................... University of Southern California. Nevada MBEC .................................. Northern California MBEC ................ New Ventures Capital Development Company. Asian, Inc. Washington MBEC ............................ jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 58247 Seattle Business Assistance Center. MBDA takes this action to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes its evaluation of the MBEC Program and of the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next funding cycle. The award extension and additional funding referenced herein will be made at the sole discretion of MBDA and the Department of Commerce using the following evaluation criteria: (1) The MBEC’s program performance rating during the current program period; (2) the availability of appropriated funds; and (3) MBDA and Department of Commerce’s priorities. MBDA will review each MBEC project’s performance rating as evaluated through the standardized performance reports and assessments required under the MBEC Program in determining which projects will be offered an extension. Although MBDA is allowing for an extension of the award period for projects awarded under the MBEC Program, it is possible that not all projects will be offered an extension. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:12 Nov 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351. Honolulu MSA .................................. California Counties of: Orange, Riverside, Inland Empire, San Diego & San Bernardino. California Counties of: Los Angeles & Ventura. State of Nevada ............................... 72 FR 67277. 71 FR 42351. California Counties of: Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Mendocino, San Joaquin, Sacramento, & Marin. State of Washington ......................... 71 FR 42351. Funding for award extensions is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations, which have not yet been appropriated for the MBEC program. MBDA therefore issues this notice subject to the appropriations made available under the current continuing resolution, H.R. 2918, Division B, ‘‘Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2010,’’ Public Law 111–68. In no event will MBDA or the Department of Commerce be responsible for any costs incurred outside of the current award period by the incumbent operators of the MBEC projects affected by this notice if the MBEC Program fails to receive funding or if an award extension is not made because of other MBDA or Department of Commerce priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige MBDA or the Department of Commerce to award any extensions or to obligate any available funds. PO 00000 71 FR 42351. Sfmt 4703 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351. 71 FR 42351. Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements The Department of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the Federal Register notice of February 11, 2008 (73 FR 7696) are applicable to this notice. Paperwork Reduction Act This document contains collection of information requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of the MBDA Performance Online Database and Standard Forms 424, 424A and 424B has been approved by OMB under the control numbers 0640–0002, 4040–0004, 4040–0006 and 4040–0007, respectively. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA unless that collection displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 58248 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Notices Executive Order 12866 This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts. 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been prepared. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1512 and Executive Order 11625. David A. Hinson, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. E9–26902 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P The workshop will be held at the Swedish Cultural Center Seattle, WA, 1920 Dexter Ave. N in the Svea Room on the Main Level. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patty Britza, 907–586–7376. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop will include discussion of seaLandings and 2010 recordkeeping and reporting requirements for Alaska groundfish fisheries and Individual Fishing Quota fisheries and instructions for completing and submitting required reports and logbooks. NMFS will provide a demonstration of the new version of seaLandings for at-sea catcher processors and training on how to submit daily production reports, consolidated landing reports, with and without Individual Fishing Quota, and the maximum retainable amount worksheet. ADDRESSES: Special Accomodations These workshops will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Patty Britza, 907 586 7376, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 6, 2009. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–27186 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] DATES: The conference call will convene December 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. and adjourn at 2 p.m. on December 3, 2009. The entire conference call will be closed. ADDRESSES: None. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975–2361. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on January 8, 2009, that the meeting of the Judges Panel will be closed pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409. The meeting, which involves examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies and other organizations and a discussion of this data as compared to the Award criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, may be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code, because the meetings are likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Dated: November 5, 2009. Patrick Gallagher, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E9–27159 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–13–P National Institute of Standards and Technology DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of workshop. AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of closed conference call. RIN 0648–XQ82 NMFS, Alaska Region, and the U.S. Coast Guard, North Pacific Fisheries Training Center, will present a workshop on seaLandings, a consolidated electronic means of reporting production of commercial groundfish to multiple management agencies for Federal and State fisheries off the coast of Alaska, and 2010 recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the Alaska groundfish fisheries and Individual Fishing Quota fisheries. DATES: The workshops will be held on November 18, 2009, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will conduct a conference call on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this conference call is to conduct final judging of the 2009 applicants. The conference call will be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XS71 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements; Public Workshops jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:12 Nov 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Russian River Estuary Management Activities SUMMARY: NMFS has received an application from the Sonoma County Water Agency (Agency) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to Russian River Estuary (Estuary) management activities, specifically construction and maintenance of a lagoon outlet channel E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 217 (Thursday, November 12, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58246-58248]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26902]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency

[Docket No.: 0910271380-91383-01]


Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority Business 
Enterprise Centers

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this 
notice to allow for a funded extension of up to 12 months, on a non-
competitive basis, of the award periods for those Minority Business 
Enterprise Centers (MBECs) identified in this notice. This action is 
necessary to allow continued program delivery by the incumbent MBEC 
operators while MBDA completes an evaluation of the MBEC Program and 
the solicitation and award processes for the next funding cycle.

DATES: The extension and related funding, if approved by the Department 
of Commerce Grants Officer, will commence at the end of the current 
award period and will continue for a period not to exceed 12 months.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Efrain Gonzalez, Chief, Office of 
Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency, 1401 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5075, Washington, DC 20230. Mr. Gonzalez 
may be reached by telephone at (202) 482-1940 and by e-mail at 
egonzalez@mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Executive Order 11625, the MBEC 
Program provides standardized business assistance and development 
services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses. The MBEC 
Program is a key component of MBDA's overall business development 
assistance program; it promotes the growth and competitiveness of 
minority business enterprises, and further incorporates an 
entrepreneurial approach to the delivery of client services. This 
strategy expands the reach and service delivery of the MBEC Program by 
requiring project operators to develop and build upon strategic 
alliances with public and private sector partners as a means of serving 
eligible businesses within each MBEC's applicable geographical service 
area.
    MBDA amends its prior competitive solicitations under the MBEC 
Program, as referenced in the below table, to allow for a funded 
extension of up to 12 months, on a non-competitive basis, of the award 
period for the following MBEC projects:

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                                                           Geographical
         Name of project            Name of operator       service area       Original Federal Register notice
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Alabama MBEC....................  Mobile Area Chamber  State of Alabama...  71 FR 42351, as amended by 71 FR
                                   of Commerce, Inc.                         45773.
Georgia MBEC....................  Georgia Tech         State of Georgia...  71 FR 42351.
                                   Research
                                   Corporation
Miami MBEC......................  M. Gill &            Miami/Ft.            72 FR 67277.
                                   Associates, Inc.     Lauderdale/Pompano
                                                        Beach MSA.
Mississippi MBEC................  Arkansas Regional    State of             71 FR 42351, as amended by 71 FR
                                   Minority Business    Mississippi.         45773.
                                   Council.
North Carolina MBEC.............  North Carolina       State of North       71 FR 42351.
                                   Institute of         Carolina.
                                   Minority Economic
                                   Development.
South Carolina MBEC.............  DESA, Inc.           State of South       71 FR 42351.
                                                        Carolina.
Chicago MBEC....................  Chicago Community    State of Illinois..  71 FR 42351.
                                   Ventures.
Detroit MBEC....................  Michigan Minority    State of Michigan..  71 FR 42351, as amended by 71 FR
                                   Business                                  58788.
                                   Development
                                   Council.
Indianapolis MBEC...............  State of Indiana.    State of Indiana...  71 FR 42351.

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St. Louis MBEC..................  St. Louis Minority   State of Missouri..  71 FR 42351.
                                   Business
                                   Development
                                   Council.
Dallas MBEC.....................  Grijalva & Allen,    Dallas/Fort Worth/   71 FR 42351.
                                   P.C.                 Arlington MSA.
El Paso MBEC....................  El Paso Hispanic     El Paso MSA........  72 FR 71621.
                                   Chamber of
                                   Commerce.
New Mexico MBEC.................  NEDA Business        State of New Mexico  71 FR 42351.
                                   Consultants, Inc.
San Antonio MBEC................  University of Texas  San Antonio MSA....  71 FR 42351.
                                   at San Antonio.
Manhattan MBEC..................  Interracial Council  New York Counties    71 FR 42351.
                                   for Business         of: New York,
                                   Opportunity.         Bronx &
                                                        Westchester.
New Jersey MBEC.................  Interracial Council  State of New Jersey  71 FR 42351.
                                   for Business
                                   Opportunity.
Pennsylvania....................  The Enterprise       State of             71 FR 42351.
                                   Center.              Pennsylvania.
Puerto Rico MBEC................  Asociacion           Puerto Rico          71 FR 42351.
                                   Productos de         Islandwide.
                                   Puerto Rico.
Queens MBEC.....................  Jamaica Business     New York Counties    71 FR 42351.
                                   Resource Center.     of: Queens, Nassau
                                                        & Suffolk.
Washington DC Metro MBEC........  National Community   Washington, DC/      71 FR 42351.
                                   Reinvestment         Arlington/
                                   Coalition, Inc.      Alexandria MSA.
Williamsburg MBEC...............  ODA Community        New York Counties    71 FR 42351.
                                   Development          of: Kings &
                                   Corporation.         Richmond.
Arizona MBEC....................  Arizona Hispanic     State of Arizona...  71 FR 42351.
                                   Chamber of
                                   Commerce
                                   Foundation.
Honolulu MBEC...................  University of        Honolulu MSA.......  72 FR 67277.
                                   Hawaii.
Inland Empire MBEC..............  CHARO Community      California Counties  71 FR 42351.
                                   Development          of: Orange,
                                   Corporation.         Riverside, Inland
                                                        Empire, San Diego
                                                        & San Bernardino.
Los Angeles MBEC................  University of        California Counties  71 FR 42351.
                                   Southern             of: Los Angeles &
                                   California.          Ventura.
Nevada MBEC.....................  New Ventures         State of Nevada....  71 FR 42351.
                                   Capital
                                   Development
                                   Company.
Northern California MBEC........  Asian, Inc.          California Counties  71 FR 42351.
                                                        of: Santa Clara,
                                                        Alameda, San
                                                        Francisco, San
                                                        Mateo, San Benito,
                                                        Monterey, Santa
                                                        Cruz, Sonoma,
                                                        Napa, Solano,
                                                        Contra Costa,
                                                        Mendocino, San
                                                        Joaquin,
                                                        Sacramento, &
                                                        Marin.
Washington MBEC.................  Seattle Business     State of Washington  71 FR 42351.
                                   Assistance Center.
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    MBDA takes this action to allow for continued program delivery by 
the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes its evaluation of the 
MBEC Program and of the competitive solicitation and award processes 
for the next funding cycle.
    The award extension and additional funding referenced herein will 
be made at the sole discretion of MBDA and the Department of Commerce 
using the following evaluation criteria: (1) The MBEC's program 
performance rating during the current program period; (2) the 
availability of appropriated funds; and (3) MBDA and Department of 
Commerce's priorities. MBDA will review each MBEC project's performance 
rating as evaluated through the standardized performance reports and 
assessments required under the MBEC Program in determining which 
projects will be offered an extension. Although MBDA is allowing for an 
extension of the award period for projects awarded under the MBEC 
Program, it is possible that not all projects will be offered an 
extension.
    Funding for award extensions is contingent upon the availability of 
Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations, which have not yet been appropriated 
for the MBEC program. MBDA therefore issues this notice subject to the 
appropriations made available under the current continuing resolution, 
H.R. 2918, Division B, ``Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2010,'' 
Public Law 111-68. In no event will MBDA or the Department of Commerce 
be responsible for any costs incurred outside of the current award 
period by the incumbent operators of the MBEC projects affected by this 
notice if the MBEC Program fails to receive funding or if an award 
extension is not made because of other MBDA or Department of Commerce 
priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige MBDA or 
the Department of Commerce to award any extensions or to obligate any 
available funds.

Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants 
and Cooperative Agreements

    The Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for 
Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the Federal Register 
notice of February 11, 2008 (73 FR 7696) are applicable to this notice.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This document contains collection of information requirements 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of the MBDA 
Performance Online Database and Standard Forms 424, 424A and 424B has 
been approved by OMB under the control numbers 0640-0002, 4040-0004, 
4040-0006 and 4040-0007, respectively. Notwithstanding any other 
provisions of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any 
person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection 
of information subject to the PRA unless that collection displays a 
currently valid OMB Control Number.

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Executive Order 12866

    This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes 
of E.O. 12866.

Executive Order 13132 (Federalism)

    It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies 
with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 
13132.

Administrative Procedure Act/Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required 
by the Administrative Procedure Act for rules concerning public 
property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts. 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2). 
Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., are inapplicable. 
Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has 
not been prepared.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1512 and Executive Order 11625.

David A. Hinson,
National Director, Minority Business Development Agency.
[FR Doc. E9-26902 Filed 11-10-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-21-P