National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2012 Nominations, 2047-2048 [2012-600]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2012 / Notices existing analyses in the final rules do not change as a result of revising the LOAs to include mine neutralization training activities using TDFDs. Further, there will be no increase of marine mammal takes as analyzed in previous rules governing NMFS issued incidental take authorizations that could result from the Navy’s training activities within these Range Complexes by using TDFDs. Based on the analyses of the potential impacts from the mine neutralization training exercises conducted within the Navy’s VACAPES, JAX, and Cherry Point Range Complexes, especially on the improvement on marine mammal monitoring and mitigation measures, NMFS has determined that the modification of the Navy’s current LOAs to include taking of marine mammals incidental to mine neutralization training using TDFD within the above Range Complexes will have a negligible impact on the marine mammal species and stocks present in these action areas, provided that the additional mitigation and monitoring measures are implemented. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ESA There are six ESA-listed marine mammal species, three sea turtle species, and a fish species that are listed as endangered under the ESA with confirmed or possible occurrence in the VACAPES, JAX, and CHPT Range Complexes: Humpback whale, North Atlantic right whale, blue whale, fin whale, sei whale, sperm whale, loggerhead sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle, the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and the shortnose sturgeon. Pursuant to Section 7 of the ESA, NMFS has completed consultation internally on the issuance of the modified LOAs under section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA for these activities. The Biological Opinion concludes that the Navy’s training activities using TDFDs within the VACAPES, JAX, and CHPT Range Complexes are likely to adversely affect but are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of these threatened and endangered species under NMFS jurisdiction. NEPA NMFS participated as a cooperating agency on the Navy’s Final Environmental Impact Statements (FEIS’s) for the VACAPES, JAX, and CHPT Range Complexes. NMFS subsequently adopted the Navy’s EIS’s for the purpose of complying with the MMPA. For the modification of the LOAs, which include TDFDs, but also specifically add monitoring and VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:46 Jan 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 mitigation measures to minimize the likelihood of any additional impacts from TDFDs, NMFS has determined that there are no changes in the potential effects to marine mammal species and stocks as a result of the mine neutralization training activities using TDFDs. Therefore, no additional NEPA analysis is required, and the information in the existing EIS’s remains sufficient. Determination Based on the analysis contained herein of the likely effects of the specified activity on marine mammals and their habitat and dependent upon the implementation of the mitigation measures, NMFS determined that the total taking from Navy mine neutralization training exercises utilizing TDFDs in the VACAPES, JAX, and CHPT Range Complexes will have a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal species or stocks. NMFS has issued three LOAs with modifications to allow takes of marine mammals incidental to the Navy’s mine neutralization training exercises using TDFDs, provided that the improvements to the monitoring and mitigation measures are implemented. Dated: January 6, 2012. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–610 Filed 1–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–C–2011–0093] National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2012 Nominations United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for nominations. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark Office) is accepting nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of the United States has awarded the annual National Medal of Technology and Innovation (initially known as the National Medal of Technology) to our nation’s leading innovators. If you know of a candidate who has made an outstanding, lasting contribution to the economy through the promotion of technology or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2047 technological manpower, you may obtain a nomination form from: http:// go.usa.gov/1dU. The NMTI nomination form for the year 2012 may be obtained by visiting the USPTO Web site at http:// go.usa.gov/1dU. Nomination applications should be submitted to Steven Berk, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, by electronic mail to: NMTI@uspto.gov or by mail to: Steven Berk, NMTI Program Manager, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313–1450. ADDRESSES: The deadline for submission of a nomination is March 31, 2012. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Berk, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (571) 272–8400 or by electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Enacted by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the National Medal of Technology was first awarded in 1985. On August 9, 2007, the President signed the America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science) Act of 2007. The Act amended Section 16 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, changing the name of the Medal to the ‘‘National Medal of Technology and Innovation.’’ The Medal is the highest honor awarded by the President of the United States to America’s leading innovators in the field of technology and is given annually to individuals, teams, or companies who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of technology and technological manpower for the improvement of the economic, environmental or social well-being of the United States. The primary purpose of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation is to recognize American innovators whose vision, creativity, and brilliance in moving ideas to market has had a profound and lasting impact on our economy and way of life. The Medal highlights the national importance of fostering technological innovation based upon solid science, resulting in commercially successful products and services. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-600]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2011-0093]


National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2012 
Nominations

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark 
Office) is accepting nominations for the National Medal of Technology 
and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the 
Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of 
the United States has awarded the annual National Medal of Technology 
and Innovation (initially known as the National Medal of Technology) to 
our nation's leading innovators. If you know of a candidate who has 
made an outstanding, lasting contribution to the economy through the 
promotion of technology or technological manpower, you may obtain a 
nomination form from: http://go.usa.gov/1dU.

ADDRESSES: The NMTI nomination form for the year 2012 may be obtained 
by visiting the USPTO Web site at http://go.usa.gov/1dU. Nomination 
applications should be submitted to Steven Berk, Program Manager, 
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, by electronic mail 
to: NMTI@uspto.gov or by mail to: Steven Berk, NMTI Program Manager, 
United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22313-1450.

DATES: The deadline for submission of a nomination is March 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Berk, Program Manager, National 
Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone 
(571) 272-8400 or by electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Enacted by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation 
Act of 1980, the National Medal of Technology was first awarded in 
1985. On August 9, 2007, the President signed the America COMPETES 
(Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in 
Technology, Education, and Science) Act of 2007. The Act amended 
Section 16 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, 
changing the name of the Medal to the ``National Medal of Technology 
and Innovation.'' The Medal is the highest honor awarded by the 
President of the United States to America's leading innovators in the 
field of technology and is given annually to individuals, teams, or 
companies who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of 
technology and technological manpower for the improvement of the 
economic, environmental or social well-being of the United States. The 
primary purpose of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation is 
to recognize American innovators whose vision, creativity, and 
brilliance in moving ideas to market has had a profound and lasting 
impact on our economy and way of life. The Medal highlights the 
national importance of fostering technological innovation based upon 
solid science, resulting in commercially successful products and 
services.

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Eligibility and Nomination Criteria

    Nomination Guidelines containing information on eligibility and 
nomination criteria are at http://go.usa.gov/1dU.

    Dated: January 9, 2012.
David J. Kappos,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-600 Filed 1-12-12; 8:45 am]
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