Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards Program Requirements, 73277-73278 [2014-28846]

Download as PDF 73277 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 237 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment. ACTION: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [12/3/2014 through 12/4/2014] Date accepted for investigation Firm address Piggy Pillows, LLC ............................ 7802 150th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. 12/2/2014 Adaptive Development Corporation .. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Firm name 6060 Milo Road, Dayton, OH 45414. 11/24/2014 Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Dated: December 4, 2014. Michael S. DeVillo, Eligibility Examiner. [FR Doc. 2014–28899 Filed 12–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Dec 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 Product(s) The firm produces insoles for women’s sandals and shoes; primary manufacturing material is urethane foam. The firm manufactures tools and components made of steel used in compression ignition internal combustion engines. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards Program Requirements Minority Business Development Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Antavia Grimsley, Management Analyst, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 5063, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20230; telephone (202)482–7458, and email: agrimsley@mbda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency created exclusively to foster the growth and global competitiveness of minority-owned businesses in the United States. For this purpose, a minority owned business must be E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 73278 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / Notices owned or controlled by one of the following persons or group of persons: African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Asian Indian, and Hasidic Jew. MBDA provides management and technical assistance to large, medium, and small minority business enterprises through a network of business centers throughout the United States. Since 1983, every president has issued a Presidential Proclamation designating one week as National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. MBDA recognizes the role that minority entrepreneurs play in building the Nation’s economy by honoring businesses that are making a significant contribution through the creation of jobs, products and services, in addition to supporting their local communities. The MED Week Awards Program is a key element of MED Week and celebrates the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs. MBDA may make awards in the following categories: Minority Construction Firm of the Year, Minority Manufacturer of the Year, Minority Export Firm of the Year, Minority Energy Firm of the Year, Minority Health Products and Services Firm of the Year, Minority Technology Firm of the Year, Minority Marketing and Communication Firm of the Year, Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year and the MBDA Minority Business Enterprise of the Year award. In addition, MBDA may recognize trailblazers and champions through the Access to Capital Award, Advocate of the Year Award, Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award, Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award, and Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement. All awards will be presented at a ceremony during National MED Week. Nominations for these awards are open to the public. MBDA must collect two types of information: (a) Information identifying the nominee and nominator, and (b) information explaining why the nominee should be given the award. The information will be used to determine those applicants best meeting the preannounced evaluation criterion. Use of a nomination form standardizes and limits the information collected as part of the nomination process. This makes the competition fair and eases the burden on applicants and reviewers. Participation in the MED Week Awards Program competition is voluntary and the awards are strictly honorary. II. Method of Collection The form may be submitted electronically or paper format. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Dec 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0640–0025. Form Number(s): Not applicable. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, State, Local, or Tribal government, and Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 4, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–28846 Filed 12–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. AGENCY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The SAB consists of 15 members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA’s areas of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency’s missions. Points of View: The Board will consist of approximately fifteen members, including a Chair, designated by the Under Secretary in accordance with FACA requirements. Members will be appointed for three-year terms, renewable once, and serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. If a member resigns before the end of his or her first term, the vacancy appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term, and shall be renewable twice if the unexpired term is less than one year. Members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem expenses incurred in performing such duties but will not be reimbursed for their time. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the Board’s membership is required to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to be performed as well as the interests of geographic regions of the country and the diverse sectors of U.S. society. The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA’s research enterprise. Nominations: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third parties. Applications: An application is required to be considered for Board membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a current resume (maximum length four [4] pages). E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National 
Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards Program Requirements

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 9, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at jjessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Antavia Grimsley, Management Analyst, Minority Business 
Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 5063, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20230; telephone (202)482-
7458, and email: agrimsley@mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal 
agency created exclusively to foster the growth and global 
competitiveness of minority-owned businesses in the United States. For 
this purpose, a minority owned business must be

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owned or controlled by one of the following persons or group of 
persons: African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, 
Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Asian Indian, and Hasidic 
Jew. MBDA provides management and technical assistance to large, 
medium, and small minority business enterprises through a network of 
business centers throughout the United States.
    Since 1983, every president has issued a Presidential Proclamation 
designating one week as National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) 
Week. MBDA recognizes the role that minority entrepreneurs play in 
building the Nation's economy by honoring businesses that are making a 
significant contribution through the creation of jobs, products and 
services, in addition to supporting their local communities. The MED 
Week Awards Program is a key element of MED Week and celebrates the 
outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs. MBDA may make 
awards in the following categories: Minority Construction Firm of the 
Year, Minority Manufacturer of the Year, Minority Export Firm of the 
Year, Minority Energy Firm of the Year, Minority Health Products and 
Services Firm of the Year, Minority Technology Firm of the Year, 
Minority Marketing and Communication Firm of the Year, Minority 
Professional Services Firm of the Year and the MBDA Minority Business 
Enterprise of the Year award. In addition, MBDA may recognize 
trailblazers and champions through the Access to Capital Award, 
Advocate of the Year Award, Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award, 
Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award, and Abe Venable Legacy Award for 
Lifetime Achievement. All awards will be presented at a ceremony during 
National MED Week. Nominations for these awards are open to the public. 
MBDA must collect two types of information: (a) Information identifying 
the nominee and nominator, and (b) information explaining why the 
nominee should be given the award. The information will be used to 
determine those applicants best meeting the preannounced evaluation 
criterion. Use of a nomination form standardizes and limits the 
information collected as part of the nomination process. This makes the 
competition fair and eases the burden on applicants and reviewers. 
Participation in the MED Week Awards Program competition is voluntary 
and the awards are strictly honorary.

II. Method of Collection

    The form may be submitted electronically or paper format.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0640-0025.
    Form Number(s): Not applicable.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, State, Local, or Tribal government, and 
Federal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: December 4, 2014.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-28846 Filed 12-9-14; 8:45 am]
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