Request for Proposals for Certification and Testing Expertise for the Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor (2008) Standard, 809-810 [2012-66]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2012 / Notices Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. The Commission instituted this investigation on August 1, 2011, based on a complaint filed by ObjectVideo, Inc. of Reston, Virginia. 76 FR 45859 (Aug. 1, 2011). The complaint, as amended, alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain video analytics software, systems, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,696,945; 6,970,083; 7,613,324; 7,424,175; 7,868,912; and 7,932,923. The complaint names Robert Bosch GmbH of Stuttgart, Germany; Bosch Security Systems, Inc. of Fairpoint, New York; Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd. of Seoul, Korea; Samsung Opto-Electronics America, Inc. (d/b/a Samsung Techwin America, Inc.) of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey; Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan; and Sony Electronics, Inc., of San Diego, California as respondents. On December 6, 2011, the ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 16) granting complainant’s motion to amend complaint and notice of investigation to add Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH of Grasbrunn, Germany; Bosch Security Systems B.V. of Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Bosch Sicherheitssysteme Engineering GmbH of Nurnberg, Germany; Bosch Security Systems— Sistemas de Seguranca, S.A. of Ovar, Portugal; Bosch (Zhuhai) Security Systems, Co., Ltd. of Zhuhai, China; and Extreme CCTV, Inc. of Burnaby, Canada as respondents. No party petitioned for review of the ID, and the Commission has determined not to review it. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in section 210.42(h) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.42(h). pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By order of the Commission. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:40 Jan 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 Issued: December 30, 2011. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–16 Filed 1–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of a Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act Notice is hereby given that on December 29, 2011, a proposed Consent Decree in United States and State of Indiana v. City of South Bend, Indiana, Civil Action No. 3:11CV505 was lodged with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. In this case, the United States and the State of Indiana (Indiana) seek civil penalties and injunctive relief for violations of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., Title 13 of the Indiana Code, Title 327 of the Indiana Administrative Code, and certain terms and conditions of National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permits that Indiana issued to the City of South Bend (South Bend) for the relevant time periods, related to alleged discharges of untreated sewage from South Bend’s combined sewer collection system, i.e. ‘‘combined sewer overflows,’’ during wet weather events, and some dry weather time periods, into ‘‘waters of the United States’’ and ‘‘waters of the state.’’ The proposed Consent Decree would require South Bend to reduce its combined sewer overflows by comprehensively upgrading and expanding its sewage collection, storage, conveyance, and treatment system, at a cost of approximately $509.5 million in 2007 dollars. South Bend must complete these improvements by December 31, 2031 or, if South Bend demonstrates financial hardship, by December 31, 2036. Additionally, the proposed Decree requires South Bend to pay a total civil penalty of $88,200 split equally between the United States and the State of Indiana. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either emailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States and State of Indiana v. City of South Bend, Indiana, No. 3:11–CV–505 (N.D. Ind.), D.J. Ref. 90–5–1–1–08182. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 809 The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Northern District of Indiana, 5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500, Hammond, IN 46320 (contact Assistant United States Attorney Wayne Ault (219) 937–5650)), and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604–3590 (contact Associate Regional Counsel Gary Prichard (312) 886–0570)). During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree also may be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the proposed consent decree also may be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or emailing a request to ‘‘Consent Decree Copy’’ (EESCDCopy.ENRD@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–5271. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $21.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by email or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the address given above. Maureen Katz, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2012–41 Filed 1–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1578] Request for Proposals for Certification and Testing Expertise for the Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor (2008) Standard National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice. ACTION: Request for Proposals for Certification and Testing Expertise. AGENCY: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is in the process of revising its Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor (2008) Standard and corresponding certification program requirements. This work will be performed by a Special Technical Committee (STC), comprised of practitioners from the field, researchers, testing experts, certification experts, and representatives from stakeholder organizations. It is anticipated that the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 810 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2012 / Notices STC members will participate in up to fifteen 2-day meetings over an 18-month time period with the goal of completing development of the standard and certification program requirements. It is anticipated that STC meetings will begin in March 2012. Travel expenses and per diem will be reimbursed for all STC meetings; however, participation time will not be funded. NIJ is seeking representatives from (1) certification bodies and (2) test laboratories with experience in programs for similar types of ballisticresistant personal protective equipment. Additional preferred knowledge includes experience with law enforcement and corrections operations. There are up to four positions to be filled on the STC, and NIJ will accept the first 20 submissions for peer review. Interested parties should nominate individuals from their organizations and submit an application describing the nominee’s relevant experience, preferred knowledge, and affiliations with standards development organizations. To be considered, there must not be any conflict of interest in which the proposed STC member has a direct financial relationship with manufacturers of ballistic-resistant armor. Debra Stoe is the NIJ Program Manager responsible for this work, and Casandra Robinson is the point of contact for Ms. Stoe. Interested parties must contact Casandra Robinson at casandra.robinson@usdoj.gov to request further information on what must be submitted. Any submissions must be emailed to Casandra Robinson by January 20, 2012. The submissions will be peer reviewed, and selected participants will be notified regarding the results of the peer review by February 6, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Casandra Robinson by telephone at (202) 305–2596 [Note: this is not a tollfree telephone number] or by email at casandra.robinson@usdoj.gov. Any submissions must be emailed to Casandra Robinson by January 20, 2012. The submissions will be peer reviewed, and selected participants will be notified regarding the results of the peer review by February 6, 2012. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: John H. Laub, Director, National Institute of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–66 Filed 1–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:40 Jan 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 I. Background DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before February 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic Mail: zzMSHAcomments@dol.gov. Include the docket number of the petition in the subject line of the message. 2. Facsimile: (202) 693–9441. 3. Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209–3939, Attention: Roslyn B. Fontaine, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. 4. Hand-Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209– 3939. Individuals who submit comments by hand-delivery are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances at (202) 693– 9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (email), or (202) 693–9441 (facsimile). [These are not toll-free numbers]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard to a coal or other mine if the Secretary of Labor determines that: (1) An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or (2) That the application of such standard to such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modification. II. Petitions for Modification Docket Number: M–2011–040–C. Petitioner: D & F Deep Mine, 15 Motter Drive, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania 17963. Mine: Buck Drift #2 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09963, 15 Motter Drive, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania 17963, located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1100– 2(a)(2) (Quantity and location of firefighting equipment). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of portable fire extinguishers only to replace existing requirements where rock dust, water cars, and other water storage equipped with three 10-quart pails is not practical. The petitioner states that: (1) Equipping its small anthracite mine with two portable fire extinguishers near the slope bottom and an additional portable fire extinguisher within 500 feet of the working face will provide equivalent fire protection. (2) Anthracite coal is low in volatile matter and dust is not explosive. (3) The working section is at or below mine pool elevation with frequent pumping required to de-water the work area. (4) All up-pitch workings of moderate to steep pitch are accessed only through ladders making the carrying of water in pails impractical. (5) Electric face equipment is nonexistent in this hand-loading anthracite mine and only air-operated equipment is used in or in by the last open crosscut. (6) The history of underground anthracite mines shows that fires occurring in the working faces are E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1578]


Request for Proposals for Certification and Testing Expertise for 
the Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor (2008) Standard

AGENCY: National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Request for Proposals for Certification and Testing Expertise.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is in the process of 
revising its Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor (2008) 
Standard and corresponding certification program requirements. This 
work will be performed by a Special Technical Committee (STC), 
comprised of practitioners from the field, researchers, testing 
experts, certification experts, and representatives from stakeholder 
organizations. It is anticipated that the

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STC members will participate in up to fifteen 2-day meetings over an 
18-month time period with the goal of completing development of the 
standard and certification program requirements.
    It is anticipated that STC meetings will begin in March 2012. 
Travel expenses and per diem will be reimbursed for all STC meetings; 
however, participation time will not be funded. NIJ is seeking 
representatives from (1) certification bodies and (2) test laboratories 
with experience in programs for similar types of ballistic-resistant 
personal protective equipment. Additional preferred knowledge includes 
experience with law enforcement and corrections operations. There are 
up to four positions to be filled on the STC, and NIJ will accept the 
first 20 submissions for peer review. Interested parties should 
nominate individuals from their organizations and submit an application 
describing the nominee's relevant experience, preferred knowledge, and 
affiliations with standards development organizations. To be 
considered, there must not be any conflict of interest in which the 
proposed STC member has a direct financial relationship with 
manufacturers of ballistic-resistant armor.
    Debra Stoe is the NIJ Program Manager responsible for this work, 
and Casandra Robinson is the point of contact for Ms. Stoe. Interested 
parties must contact Casandra Robinson at casandra.robinson@usdoj.gov 
to request further information on what must be submitted. Any 
submissions must be emailed to Casandra Robinson by January 20, 2012. 
The submissions will be peer reviewed, and selected participants will 
be notified regarding the results of the peer review by February 6, 
2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Casandra Robinson by telephone at 
(202) 305-2596 [Note: this is not a toll-free telephone number] or by 
email at casandra.robinson@usdoj.gov.

DATES: Any submissions must be emailed to Casandra Robinson by January 
20, 2012. The submissions will be peer reviewed, and selected 
participants will be notified regarding the results of the peer review 
by February 6, 2012.

John H. Laub,
Director, National Institute of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2012-66 Filed 1-5-12; 8:45 am]
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