Consortium on “Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)”: Membership Fee Update, 25406-25407 [2012-10265]

Download as PDF 25406 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 83 / Monday, April 30, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0747 and (202) 482–3414, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to sections 703(c)(2), 733(c)(3), 751(a)(1), 751(b)(1), 751(c)(2), and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended (‘‘the Act’’), Import Administration (IA) is required to publish certain notices in the Federal Register (FR). Following review of the requirements of the Act and our regulations, we have identified ways to shorten the length of many of our FR publications while also making available to the public and interested parties all pertinent information regarding our decisions. 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[FR Doc. 2012–10354 Filed 4–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Consortium on ‘‘Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)’’: Membership Fee Update National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On October 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a notice of a public meeting, which was held on November 8, 2011, to explore the feasibility of establishing a NIST/ Industry Consortium on Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)’’. The notice stated that membership fees for participation in the CREME consortium would be Twentyfive Thousand ($25,000) per year. As a result of the November 8, 2011, public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 83 / Monday, April 30, 2012 / Notices meeting, revisions have been made to the membership fee structure. DATES: This notice is effective on April 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: Questions about joining the consortium should be sent to Chiara Ferraris at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; 100 Bureau Drive; MS 8615; Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8615. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chiara Ferraris or Nicos Martys via email at chiara.ferraris@nist.gov; nicos. martys@nist.gov or telephone at (301) 975–6711 or (301) 975–5915. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CREME Consortium Description 17:59 Apr 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–10265 Filed 4–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA935 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coral and Coral Reefs Off the Southern Atlantic States; Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit; request for comments. AGENCY: The goal of the CREME consortium is to predict the pumpability of a grout/ mortar or a concrete from the rheological properties of the materials and the geometry/material of the pipe. This goal will be achieved by developing test methods and models to measure and predict the performance parameters of grout. It is expected that the conclusions obtained for grout could be extrapolated for concrete. To move these ideas into practice and to engage industry, test bed facilities and quality control test methods for the field will be developed at NIST. The consortium will be administered by NIST. Consortium planning, research and development will be conducted by NIST staff along with at least one technical representative from each participating member company. Each member of the consortium will be required to sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (‘‘CRADA’’) with NIST. At the November 8, 2011 public meeting, organizations interested in participating in the CREME Consortium discussed membership fees and agreed to the following revisions to the membership fee structure. Initial membership fees will be Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) per year payable by Member to NIST at the time of CRADA execution and annually thereafter, or an in-kind contribution, equitable in value and mutually acceptable to NIST and Member. In recognition of the contributions made and risks taken by the initial Consortium Members, the membership fee for Consortium Members who join after the first year will be Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) or mutually acceptable to NIST and Member in-kind contribution the first year and Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) or mutually acceptable to NIST and Member in-kind contribution each year thereafter. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dated: April 23, 2012. Willie E. May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from the South Carolina Aquarium. If granted, the EFP would authorize the South Carolina Aquarium to collect, with certain conditions, various species of reef fish, crabs, and lobsters in Federal waters off South Carolina and North Carolina. The specimens would be used in educational exhibits displaying South Carolina native species at the South Carolina Aquarium located in Charleston, SC. DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., e.t., on May 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the application by either of the following methods: • Email: Kate.Michie@noaa.gov; include in the subject line of the email comment the following document identifier: South Carolina Aquarium EFP. • Mail: Kate Michie, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The application and related documents are available for review upon written request to any of the above addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Michie, 727–824–5305; email: Kate.Michie@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: The EFP is requested under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted fishing. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25407 The proposed specimen collection involves activities otherwise prohibited by regulations at 50 CFR part 622, as they pertain to species managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) including snappergrouper, golden crab, wreckfish, coastal migratory pelagics, dolphin and wahoo, spiny lobster, and shrimp. The applicant requires authorization to collect 1,615 live fish, crabs, lobsters, and shrimp in Federal waters off South Carolina, and sporadically in Federal waters off North Carolina. The federallymanaged species to be collected over a 5-year period, listed by common name with the collection total, include: Black snapper (10); cero (12); cobia (6); coney (10); dolphin (50); golden crab (5); graysby (10); groupers Epinephelus spp. including, misty, red hind, rock hind, snowy, yellowedge (40); groupers Myctoperca spp. including black grouper, gag, yellowmouth, yellowfin, and scamp (50); grunts Haemulon spp. including cottonwick, margate, sailors choice, Spanish, tomtate, and white grunt (250); hogfish (8); jacks (200); king mackerel (15); little tunny (25); longspine porgy (50); triggerfish (22); porgies (65); queen snapper (2); red porgy (25); scup (50); sea bass (100); white shrimp (200); pink and brown shrimp (200); gray snapper (75); Spanish mackerel (15); spiny lobster (25); vermilion snapper (75); wahoo (5); and yellowtail snapper (15). The project proposes to use vertical hook-and-line gear with artificial and natural baits, black sea bass pots, spiny lobster traps, golden crab traps, habitat traps, octopus traps, dip nets, and bait traps (bait traps would be used and tended while SCUBA diving). This EFP would authorize sampling operations to be conducted on four vessels designated by the South Carolina Aquarium including: F/V ON THE CLOCK SC– 5264–BW; F/V CUB SCOUT SC–9288– BF; F/V MISTRESS SC–5326–BS; and a 25 ft (7.62 m) Parker NC5836P. The specimens would be opportunistically collected year-round for a period of 5 years, commencing on July 2, 2012. This EFP would not authorize the collection of species with an annual catch limit of zero (red snapper, warsaw grouper, speckled hind, goliath grouper, and Nassau grouper). The overall intent of the project is to incorporate South Carolina native species into educational exhibits at the South Carolina Aquarium. The aquarium uses these displays of native South Carolina species to teach the public about stewardship and habitat preservation. NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Based on a E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Consortium on ``Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)'': 
Membership Fee Update

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On October 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (NIST) published a notice of a public meeting, which was 
held on November 8, 2011, to explore the feasibility of establishing a 
NIST/Industry Consortium on Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology 
(CREME)''. The notice stated that membership fees for participation in 
the CREME consortium would be Twenty-five Thousand ($25,000) per year. 
As a result of the November 8, 2011, public

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meeting, revisions have been made to the membership fee structure.

DATES: This notice is effective on April 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Questions about joining the consortium should be sent to 
Chiara Ferraris at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; 
100 Bureau Drive; MS 8615; Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8615.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chiara Ferraris or Nicos Martys via 
email at chiara.ferraris@nist.gov; nicos.martys@nist.gov or telephone 
at (301) 975-6711 or (301) 975-5915.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

CREME Consortium Description

    The goal of the CREME consortium is to predict the pumpability of a 
grout/mortar or a concrete from the rheological properties of the 
materials and the geometry/material of the pipe. This goal will be 
achieved by developing test methods and models to measure and predict 
the performance parameters of grout. It is expected that the 
conclusions obtained for grout could be extrapolated for concrete. To 
move these ideas into practice and to engage industry, test bed 
facilities and quality control test methods for the field will be 
developed at NIST. The consortium will be administered by NIST. 
Consortium planning, research and development will be conducted by NIST 
staff along with at least one technical representative from each 
participating member company. Each member of the consortium will be 
required to sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement 
(``CRADA'') with NIST.
    At the November 8, 2011 public meeting, organizations interested in 
participating in the CREME Consortium discussed membership fees and 
agreed to the following revisions to the membership fee structure. 
Initial membership fees will be Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) 
per year payable by Member to NIST at the time of CRADA execution and 
annually thereafter, or an in-kind contribution, equitable in value and 
mutually acceptable to NIST and Member. In recognition of the 
contributions made and risks taken by the initial Consortium Members, 
the membership fee for Consortium Members who join after the first year 
will be Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) or mutually acceptable to NIST 
and Member in-kind contribution the first year and Twenty Five Thousand 
Dollars ($25,000) or mutually acceptable to NIST and Member in-kind 
contribution each year thereafter.

    Dated: April 23, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
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