National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise, 2700-2701 [2012-1005]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2700 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2012 / Notices (HTSUS 8433.90, duty free); tractor parts and subassemblies, including front fenders (HTSUS 8708.29, duty rate range—free to 2.5%); radiators and radiator parts (HTSUS 8708.91, duty free); and, undercarriages, front and rear frames, battery doors, hydraulic tanks, draw bars and connecting links (HTSUS 8708.99, duty free). Foreign components that would be used in production (representing some 30% to 40% of the value of the finished products) include: Rubber hoses (HTSUS 4009.21, 4009.22, 4009.31); rubber transmission belts (HTSUS 4010.33); rubber floor mats (HTSUS 4016.91); cork friction rings (HTSUS 4504.90); cardboard boxes and sheets (HTSUS 4819.10); manuals (HTSUS 4901.99); instruction sheets (HTSUS 4911.10); iron and steel hardware, including pin stops (HTSUS 7301.61), fittings (HTSUS 7307.92, 7307.99), and washers/locks/clips (HTSUS 7318.21, HTSUS 7318.24); copper wire and cable (HTSUS 7413.00); metal latches and locks (HTSUS 8301.20); metal sign plates (HTSUS 8310.00); fans (HTSUS 8414.59); valves (HTSUS 8413.81, 8481.30); electric heating apparatus (HTSUS 8516.29); audio speakers and parts (HTSUS 8518.90); speed sensors (HTSUS 8526.10), switches (HTSUS 8536.50); terminals and couplings (HTSUS 8536.90); insulated wire/ harness assemblies (HTSUS 8544.30); bumpers (HTSUS 8708.10); cab suspension system components (HTSUS 8708.80); and, heater controls (HTSUS 9032.89). Duty rates range from duty free to 8.5 percent. T/IM authority could be granted for a period of up to two years. FTZ procedures could exempt CNH from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates that 30 to 45 percent of the facilities’ shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, CNH would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to the finished subassemblies and parts (duty rate range, duty-free to 4%) for the foreign inputs noted above. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Diane Finver of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations pursuant to Board Orders 1347 and 1480. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the following address: Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jan 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2111, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. The closing period for their receipt is February 21, 2012. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed above, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482– 1367. Dated: January 12, 2012. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–980 Filed 1–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–943] Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: January 19, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Eve Wang, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474 or (202) 482–6231, respectively. AGENCY: (August 26, 2011) at footnote four. The preliminary results of review are currently due no later than January 31, 2012. Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department shall make a preliminary determination in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend that 245-day period to 365 days if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period. We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245-day period is not practicable because the Department requires additional time to analyze information pertaining to the respondents’ sales practices, factors of production, and to issue supplemental questionnaires and review the responses. Therefore, we require additional time to complete these preliminary results. As a result, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time period for completion of the preliminary results of this review by 90 days until April 30, 2012. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 6, 2012. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–981 Filed 1–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Background On June 28, 2011, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods from the People’s Republic of China covering 53 companies for the period November 17, 2009, through April 30, 2011. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 37781 (June 28, 2011). The POR was corrected to May 19, 2010 through April 30, 2011 in Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 53404 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its fifth meeting to discuss the work of the three subcommittees and deliverables to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2012 / Notices fulfill the NACMBE’s charter mandate. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 6, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demetria Gallagher, National Director’s Office, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–1624, email: dgallagher@mbda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the NACMBE pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2) on April 28, 2010. The NACMBE is to provide the Secretary of Commerce with recommendations from the private sector on a broad range of policy issues that affect minority businesses and their ability to access successfully the domestic and global marketplace. Topics to be considered: During the meeting the three subcommittees will report on their work and the Council will discuss and deliberate on possible recommendations. The Subcommittee topics include: (1) Definition of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and MBDA’s role, (2) Creation of an MBE Forum, and (3) Strategic Alliances & Exports. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Public seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify Demetria Gallagher at the contact information above by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, January 30, 2012, to preregister. Please specify any requests for reasonable accommodation at least ten (10) business days in advance of the meeting. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. A limited amount of time, in the afternoon, will be available for pertinent brief oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning affairs of the NACMBE at www.mbda.gov/main/nacmbe-submitcomments. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, to ensure transmission to the Council prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jan 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Demetria Gallagher, at (202) 482–1624, or dgallagher@ mbda.gov, at least ten (10) days before the meeting date. Copies of the NACMBE open meeting minutes will be available to the public upon request. Dated: January 12, 2012. David A. Hinson, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–1005 Filed 1–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA916 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Pile Placement for ORPC Maine’s Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Pilot Project National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS has received an application from Ocean Renewable Power Company Maine, LLC (ORPC) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to pile driving in Cobscook Bay, Maine. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is proposing to issue an IHA to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment, four species of marine mammals during the specified activity within a specific geographic region and is requesting comments on its proposal. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than February 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application and this proposal should be addressed to Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The mailbox address for providing email comments is ITP.Magliocca@noaa.gov. NMFS is not responsible for email comments sent to addresses other than the one provided SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2701 here. Comments sent via email, including all attachments, must not exceed a 10-megabyte file size. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. A copy of the application containing a list of the references used in this document may be obtained by writing to the address specified above, telephoning the contact listed below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or visiting the Internet at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. Documents cited in this notice may also be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Magliocca, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by United States citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specific geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘* * * an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the United States can E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-1005]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency


National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise: 
Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business 
Enterprise

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise 
(NACMBE) will hold its fifth meeting to discuss the work of the three 
subcommittees and deliverables to

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fulfill the NACMBE's charter mandate. The agenda may change to 
accommodate Council business.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 6, 2012 from 11 
a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demetria Gallagher, National 
Director's Office, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. 
Department of Commerce at (202) 482-1624, email: mbda.gov">dgallagher@mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the NACMBE 
pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2) on April 
28, 2010. The NACMBE is to provide the Secretary of Commerce with 
recommendations from the private sector on a broad range of policy 
issues that affect minority businesses and their ability to access 
successfully the domestic and global marketplace.
    Topics to be considered: During the meeting the three subcommittees 
will report on their work and the Council will discuss and deliberate 
on possible recommendations. The Subcommittee topics include: (1) 
Definition of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and MBDA's role, (2) 
Creation of an MBE Forum, and (3) Strategic Alliances & Exports.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Public 
seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify 
Demetria Gallagher at the contact information above by 5 p.m. EST on 
Monday, January 30, 2012, to preregister. Please specify any requests 
for reasonable accommodation at least ten (10) business days in advance 
of the meeting. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be 
possible to fulfill.
    A limited amount of time, in the afternoon, will be available for 
pertinent brief oral comments from members of the public attending the 
meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments 
concerning affairs of the NACMBE at www.mbda.gov/main/nacmbe-submit-comments. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be 
received no later than 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, to 
ensure transmission to the Council prior to the meeting. Comments 
received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not 
be considered at the meeting.
    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Demetria Gallagher, at (202) 482-1624, or 
mbda.gov">dgallagher@mbda.gov, at least ten (10) days before the meeting date.
    Copies of the NACMBE open meeting minutes will be available to the 
public upon request.

    Dated: January 12, 2012.
David A. Hinson,
National Director, Minority Business Development Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-1005 Filed 1-18-12; 8:45 am]
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