Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Permit Application Project Titled: Fine Scale, Long-Term Tracking of Adult White Sharks, 60407-60408 [2010-24584]

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[FR Doc. 2010–24507 Filed 9–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Permit Application Project Titled: Fine Scale, Long-Term Tracking of Adult White Sharks Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Draft environmental assessment; notice of availability; request for public comment. AGENCY: The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) has developed a draft environmental assessment (EA) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) to analyze the potential impacts of issuing a research permit that would allow the attraction and approach of white sharks in the sanctuary. The purpose of the proposed study is to improve our knowledge of the full migratory cycle of white sharks by attaching location transmitters to up to eleven (11) white sharks that seasonally visit the sanctuary. The EA is available for download on the web site: http://farallones.noaa.gov/eco/sharks/ pdf/ea_mcsi_permit2009.pdf. DATES: Comments on this draft environmental assessment may be made on or before October 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Carliane Johnson, Acting Permit Coordinator, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, The Presidio, 991 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 60408 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 189 / Thursday, September 30, 2010 / Notices • E-mail: carliane.johnson@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carliane Johnson, Acting Permit Coordinator, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, The Presidio, 991 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129. Phone: (703) 969– 5544. Dated: September 24, 2010. Daniel J. Basta, Director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. [FR Doc. 2010–24584 Filed 9–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Government Programs To Assist Businesses Protect Their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Foreign Markets: Request of the International Trade Administration’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Commerce Office of Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Request for written submissions from the public. ACTION: The Department of Commerce invites public input and participation in shaping government programs for protecting the intellectual property rights of U.S. businesses, including Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), in foreign markets. As evidenced by the launch of the President’s National Export Initiative, improving U.S. Government support for U.S. business in overseas markets is an Administration priority. Unfortunately, American exporters face various barriers to entry in overseas markets including barriers related to intellectual property rights. In coordination with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (‘‘IPEC’’) and to implement certain action items in the 2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement submitted to Congress by the IPEC, the Department of Commerce is conducting a comprehensive review of existing U.S. Government efforts to educate, guide, and provide resources to U.S. businesses that are: 1. Acquiring intellectual property rights in foreign markets; 2. Contemplating exporting intellectual property-based products or choosing markets for export; mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES6 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Sep 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 3. Actively entering foreign markets or facing difficulties entering foreign markets; or 4. Encountering difficulties enforcing their intellectual property rights in foreign markets. The goal of the review is to improve efforts to support U.S. businesses facing barriers related to intellectual property rights protection and enforcement in overseas markets. The Department of Commerce is hereby requesting written submissions from the public. In responding, please consider the questions and information requests posed below, but do not limit comments to these areas. 1. Describe your level of familiarity with intellectual property rights in general and intellectual property rights in foreign markets in particular. 2. Identify specific challenges businesses, including SMEs, face in protecting their intellectual property rights abroad. 3. In what countries or regions do businesses need the most assistance protecting their intellectual property rights? In responding please prioritize any countries identified. 4. Which specific types of intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets) present the most challenges to SMEs? Should U.S. government programs focus on specific areas of intellectual property protection? 5. Suggest particular outreach, programs or assistance that the government can provide that would help U.S. businesses overcome those challenges. 6. Describe your familiarity with or use of current U.S. Government services and tools related to IPR protection and enforcement in foreign markets, and assess their usefulness and/or gaps. 7. Assess the adequacy of the intellectual property resources, tools, services and programs that the U.S. government currently provides to SMEs. 8. What specific outreach formats (e.g., conferences, webinars, publications, podcasts) work best for educating U.S. businesses on how to protect their IPR abroad? 9. Identify specific existing programs provided by the U.S. Government or governments of other countries that have been particularly effective at assisting U.S. businesses with protecting their intellectual property rights in foreign markets (including, if possible, specific examples illustrating the effectiveness of those methods). 10. Identify specific existing programs involving cooperation between stakeholders and the U.S. Government (or between stakeholders and other PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 governments) that have been particularly effective at assisting SMEs with the protection of their IP in foreign markets. 11. What additional role(s) should the government play in assisting businesses with the protection of their intellectual property rights abroad? 12. Identify additional resources and tools the U.S. Government could provide to support SMEs as they enforce their intellectual property rights in foreign markets. 13. Identify the most effective and efficient ways to inform U.S. businesses of new and existing government offerings that support U.S. businesses in their efforts to protect their intellectual property abroad. 14. In a recent report by the International Trade Commission, combining resources through trade associations or through less formal groups was one strategy SMEs suggested to reduce trade barriers. Describe ways the government can support SMEs as they pool resources to combat infringement abroad. DATES: Submissions must be received on or before Friday, October 29, 2010, at 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Comments must be in English. All comments should be sent electronically via http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number ITA–2010–0006. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 189 (Thursday, September 30, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60407-60408]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24584]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Permit 
Application Project Titled: Fine Scale, Long-Term Tracking of Adult 
White Sharks

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Draft environmental assessment; notice of availability; request 
for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) 
has developed a draft environmental assessment (EA) pursuant to the 
National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) to analyze 
the potential impacts of issuing a research permit that would allow the 
attraction and approach of white sharks in the sanctuary. The purpose 
of the proposed study is to improve our knowledge of the full migratory 
cycle of white sharks by attaching location transmitters to up to 
eleven (11) white sharks that seasonally visit the sanctuary. The EA is 
available for download on the web site: http://farallones.noaa.gov/eco/sharks/pdf/ea_mcsi_permit2009.pdf.

DATES: Comments on this draft environmental assessment may be made on 
or before October 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Mail: Carliane Johnson, Acting Permit Coordinator, Gulf of 
the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, The Presidio, 991 Marine 
Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129.

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     E-mail: carliane.johnson@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carliane Johnson, Acting Permit 
Coordinator, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, The 
Presidio, 991 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129. Phone: (703) 969-
5544.

    Dated: September 24, 2010.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
[FR Doc. 2010-24584 Filed 9-29-10; 8:45 am]
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