National Technical Information Service Advisory Board, 18669-18670 [2014-07451]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 64 / Thursday, April 3, 2014 / Notices investigation, the Department postpone its final determination until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(i), because our amended preliminary determination is negative and no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are granting this petitioner’s request and are continuing to postpone the final determination until not later than 135 days after the publication of the Department’s original preliminary determination notice in the Federal Register on February 25, 2014. Suspension of Liquidation We will instruct the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of all entries of OCTG from Taiwan and release any cash deposits posted. These instructions will remain in effect until further notice. International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we notified the International Trade Commission (ITC) of our amended preliminary determination. If our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of OCTG, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation, of the merchandise under investigation, within 45 days of our final determination. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e). Dated: March 27, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–07485 Filed 4–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XD213 Marine Mammals; File No. 18694 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Apr 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 Notice is hereby given that Mervi Kunnasranta, Ph.D., University of Eastern Finland, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 111, 80101 Joensuu Finland, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial/ educational photography on harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Smith or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Section 104(c)(6) provides for photography for educational or commercial purposes involving nonendangered and non-threatened marine mammals in the wild. Dr. Kunnasranta requests a three-year photography permit to film the freshwater harbor seal population at Lake Iliamna, Alaska. Filmmakers plan to obtain footage using digital and full high definition video and still cameras with telephoto lenses from several platforms: single or twin engine survey aircrafts, small vessels, or from shore. Additional footage may be obtained from static, digital cameras placed onshore and anchored underwater. Filming would take place for approximately one week between spring and fall annually, most likely during the seals’ molt period in summer, after pupping; up to 280 seals may be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18669 approached and filmed annually. Obtained footage will be part of an international documentary film presenting the world’s other freshwater seal species, to be published in Europe. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: March 31, 2014. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–07466 Filed 4–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Technical Information Service National Technical Information Service Advisory Board National Technical Information Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces the next meeting of the National Technical Information Service Advisory Board (the Advisory Board), which advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) on policies and operations of the Service. DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will be held in Room 116 of the NTIS Facility at 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bruce Borzino, (703) 605–6405, bborzino@ntis.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NTIS Advisory Board is established by Section 3704b(c) of Title 15 of the United States Code. The charter has been filed in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The morning session will focus on a review of NTIS performance in the first SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 18670 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 64 / Thursday, April 3, 2014 / Notices half of Fiscal Year 2014. The afternoon session is expected to focus on program plans for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2014. A final agenda and summary of the proceedings will be posted at NTIS Web site as soon as they are available (http://www.ntis.gov/about/ advisorybd.aspx). The NTIS Facility is a secure one. Accordingly persons wishing to attend should call the NTIS Visitors Center, (703) 605–6040, to arrange for admission. If there are sufficient expressions of interest, up to one-half hour will be reserved for public comments during the afternoon session. Questions from the public will not be considered by the Board but any person who wishes to submit a written question for the Board’s consideration should mail or email it to the NTIS Visitor Center, bookstore@ntis.gov, not later than April 16, 2013. Dated: March 31, 2014. Bruce Borzino, Director. [FR Doc. 2014–07451 Filed 4–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–04–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2014–0018] Patents for Humanity Program United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) recently concluded a twelve-month pilot program called Patents for Humanity to incentivize the use of patented technologies for humanitarian purposes, culminating with an awards ceremony in April 2013. Following the success of this pilot, the USPTO is continuing Patents for Humanity as an annual awards competition. The USPTO will announce an application period each year of the competition. For 2014, applications will be accepted from April 15 to September 15, 2014. Participants will submit program applications describing what actions they have taken with their patented technology to either address humanitarian needs among an impoverished population or further research by others on humanitarian technologies. Applications will be accepted in five categories: (1) Medicine, (2) Nutrition, (3) Sanitation, (4) Household Energy, and (5) Living Standards. Independent judges will pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Apr 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 review the program applications, and Federal employees from other agencies will recommend awards based on these reviews. For the 2014 competition, two types of awards will be made: Patents for Humanity Awards and honorable mentions. The Patents for Humanity Award is the top award for applicants best representing the Patents for Humanity principles. Patents for Humanity Award recipients in 2014 will receive a certificate to accelerate select matters before the USPTO and public recognition for their efforts, including an award ceremony sponsored by the USPTO. Honorable mentions in 2014 will receive accelerated examination of one patent application and a featured writeup on the USPTO Web site. A portion of honorable mentions may be awarded for the best up and coming technologies. The USPTO expects to award roughly ten Patents for Humanity Awards and up to twenty honorable mentions in 2014. The exact number of awards may vary depending on the number and quality of program applications received. Types of awards for subsequent years will be announced with the application period in the Federal Register. Patents for Humanity certificates awarded through the 2014 competition can be redeemed to accelerate one of the following matters: An ex parte reexamination proceeding, including one appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) from that proceeding; a patent application, including one appeal to the PTAB from that application; or an appeal to the PTAB of a claim twice rejected in a patent application or reissue application or finally rejected in an ex parte reexamination, without accelerating the underlying matter which generated the appeal. Inter partes reexaminations and interference proceedings are not eligible for acceleration, nor are post-grant reviews, inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews, derivation proceedings, or supplemental examinations. Certificates awarded are not transferable to other parties. DATES: Program applications for 2014 will be accepted from April 15 to September 15, or until 300 applications are received, whichever comes first. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the program, contact Edward Elliott, Office of Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at 571–272–7024; or by facsimile transmission to 571–273–0123; or by mail addressed to: Patents for Humanity Program, Attention: Edward Elliott, Office of Policy and International PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In September 2010, the USPTO requested comments from the public on proposals to incentivize the development and distribution of technologies that address humanitarian needs. See Request for Comments on Incentivizing Humanitarian Technologies and Licensing Through the Intellectual Property System, 75 FR 57261 (September 20, 2010), 1359 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 121 (October 12, 2010). A pilot program was announced in February 2012. See 77 FR 6544 (February 8, 2012). Application Process The remainder of this notice describes the terms and conditions of the annual program and details for 2014. To enter the competition, applicants must submit program applications describing how their actions satisfy the competition criteria given below. Program applications are not patent applications but separate documents created for this program. The term ‘‘application’’ throughout this notice shall mean program application, rather than patent application, unless otherwise noted. Likewise, ‘‘applicant’’ shall mean program applicant, rather than patent applicant, unless otherwise noted. Each year, the USPTO will announce an application period for submitting Patents for Humanity applications. Applications for 2014 will be accepted from April 15 to September 15, 2014, or until 300 applications are received, whichever occurs first. That is, if that limit is reached before the application deadline, then the application period will close. Applications must be submitted electronically to an on-line application portal by following the instructions posted at http:// www.uspto.gov/patentsforhumanity. Submissions will be publicly available on the application portal after being screened for inappropriate material. Submissions containing incomplete or inappropriate material will not be considered. For consistent and timely evaluation, applications will consist of a core section and supplements. Application forms will be available from the USPTO Web site at http://www.uspto.gov/ patentsforhumanity. The core section will address how the applicant meets the defined competition criteria within a strict five-page limit. Applications exceeding this limit may be removed from consideration. Applicants may supplement the core section with any supporting material they wish to E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 64 (Thursday, April 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18669-18670]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07451]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Technical Information Service


National Technical Information Service Advisory Board

AGENCY: National Technical Information Service, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the next meeting of the National 
Technical Information Service Advisory Board (the Advisory Board), 
which advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the 
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) on policies and 
operations of the Service.

DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9:30 
a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will be held in Room 116 of the NTIS 
Facility at 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312. Please note 
admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of 
this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bruce Borzino, (703) 605-6405, 
bborzino@ntis.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NTIS Advisory Board is established by 
Section 3704b(c) of Title 15 of the United States Code. The charter has 
been filed in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.).
    The morning session will focus on a review of NTIS performance in 
the first

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half of Fiscal Year 2014. The afternoon session is expected to focus on 
program plans for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2014. A final agenda and 
summary of the proceedings will be posted at NTIS Web site as soon as 
they are available (http://www.ntis.gov/about/advisorybd.aspx).
    The NTIS Facility is a secure one. Accordingly persons wishing to 
attend should call the NTIS Visitors Center, (703) 605-6040, to arrange 
for admission. If there are sufficient expressions of interest, up to 
one-half hour will be reserved for public comments during the afternoon 
session. Questions from the public will not be considered by the Board 
but any person who wishes to submit a written question for the Board's 
consideration should mail or email it to the NTIS Visitor Center, 
bookstore@ntis.gov, not later than April 16, 2013.

    Dated: March 31, 2014.
Bruce Borzino,
Director.
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