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Download as PDF 14944 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 54 / Friday, March 20, 2015 / Notices Subsidy rate (percent) Company All Others ............................................................................................................................................................................................. In accordance with sections 703(d)(1)(B) and (2) of the Act, we are directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all entries of welded line pipe from Turkey that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit for such entries of merchandise in the amounts indicated above. In accordance with sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, for companies not investigated, we apply an ‘‘all others’’ rate, which is normally calculated by weighting the subsidy rates of the individual companies selected as respondents by those companies’ exports of the subject merchandise to the United States.7 The ‘‘all-others’’ rate does not include zero and de minimis rates or any rates based solely on the facts available. Verification As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, we intend to verify the information submitted by the respondents prior to making our final determination. U.S. International Trade Commission mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) of our determination. In addition, we are making available to the ITC all nonprivileged and non-proprietary information relating to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, 6 In its December 15, 2014, response, Toscelik stated that Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. merged with its cross-owned affiliate, Tosyali Metal Ambalaj Sanayi A.S. (Tosyali Metal). Because Tosyali Metal no longer exists as a separate entity, we have not included it in the list of companies above. 7 See Memorandum from Elizabeth Eastwood to the File, ‘‘Calculation of the ‘‘All Others’’ Rate in the Preliminary Determination of the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Turkey,’’ dated March 16, 2015, for the details of this calculation. We calculated a weighted average of the rates of Borusan Istikbal Ticaret, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Borusan Mannesmann Boru Yatirim Holding A.S., and Borusan Holding A.S (collectively, Borusan) and Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Demir Celik Sanayi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S,, Tosyali Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satis Ith. Ihr. A.S., and Tosyali Holding A.S. (collectively, Toscelik) using publiclyranged data so as not to disclose the respondents’ business proprietary information. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Mar 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order, without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. In accordance with section 705(b)(2) of the Act, if our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination within 45 days after the Department makes its final determination. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement.8 Interested parties may submit case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests.9 For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: March 16, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is circular welded carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 24 inches in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L, but can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including multiple-stenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign specification line pipe stencil is covered by the scope of this investigation. The welded line pipe that is subject to this investigation is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, and 7306.19.5150. The subject merchandise 8 See 9 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)–(d), 19 CFR 351.310(c). Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4.36 may also enter in HTSUS 7305.11.1060 and 7305.12.1060. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Injury Test VI. Subsidies Valuation VII. Analysis of Programs VIII. ITC Notification IX. Disclosure and Public Comment X. Verification XI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2015–06485 Filed 3–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 150224177–5177–01] RIN 0648–XD798 Availability of Draft NOAA Education Strategic Plan National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to solicit comments on the draft NOAA Education Strategic Plan (Plan). NOAA received broad legislative authority from Congress through the America COMPETES Act (2007, 2010) to conduct, develop, support, promote, and coordinate formal and informal education activities at all levels to enhance public awareness and understanding of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, and atmospheric science and stewardship by the general public and other coastal stakeholders, including underrepresented groups in ocean and atmospheric science and policy careers. The revision of the Plan establishes the goals for NOAA education programs for the next twenty years with revisions to the Plan every five years. NOAA is seeking broad public review of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan, and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 54 / Friday, March 20, 2015 / Notices encourages all stakeholders and users to review the Plan and provide comments. All comments received will be reviewed and considered in the final drafting of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan. DATES: Public comments on this document must be received on or before April 10, 2015. ADDRESSES: The draft Plan will be available on the following Web site: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/leadership/ edcouncil/education_plan.html. You may submit comments on this document, following the format guidance below, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Comments may be submitted via email to Education.Plan@noaa.gov. Include the identifier, ‘‘Education Plan Public Comment’’ in the subject line. • Mail: Marissa Jones, NOAA Office of Education, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Include the identifier, ‘‘Education Plan Public Comment,’’ on the envelope. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marissa Jones, Education Specialist, NOAA Office of Education, (202) 482– 4592Marissa.Jones@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA’s Education Council is soliciting general comments on the NOAA Education Strategic Plan, which describes how NOAA will execute programs and activities to achieve cohesive and strategic education outcomes. The Plan focuses on conducting, developing, supporting, promoting, and coordinating education activities to enhance awareness and understanding of mission-related sciences. For over 200 years, NOAA has imparted scientific knowledge of the Earth’s natural systems to benefit society and support the agency’s mission. During this time, education was guided by the vision of leadership, the findings of researchers, the mandates of legislation for programs within NOAA, and to respond to the needs of society. In 2007, Congress officially recognized the role of education in NOAA with the passage of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110–69). This legislation states: ‘‘The Administrator, appropriate National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration programs, ocean atmospheric science and education experts, and interested members of the public shall develop a science education plan setting forth education goals and strategies for the Administration, as well as programmatic actions to carry out such goals and priorities over the next VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Mar 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 20 years, and evaluate and update such plan every 5 years.’’ NOAA is revising its Education Strategic Plan as specified in the America COMPETES Act. Based on NOAA’s mission, strengths, and the future needs of our society, the draft plan includes five education goals: Goal 1—Science-Informed Society: An informed society has access to, interest in, and understanding of NOAA-related sciences and their implications for current and future events. Goal 2—Conservation & Stewardship: Individuals and communities are actively involved in stewardship behaviors and decisions that conserve, restore, and protect natural and cultural resources related to NOAA’s mission. Goal 3—Safety and Preparedness: Individuals and communities are informed and actively involved in decisions and actions that improve preparedness, response, and resilience to challenges and impacts of hazardous weather, changes in climate, and other environmental threats monitored by NOAA. Goal 4—Future Workforce: A diverse and highly-skilled future workforce pursues careers in disciplines that support NOAA’s mission. Goal 5—Organizational Excellence: NOAA functions in a unified manner to support, plan, and deliver effective educational programs and partnerships that advance NOAA’s mission. NOAA welcomes all comments on the draft Plan, any inconsistencies perceived within the Plan, and any omissions of important topics or issues. This draft Plan is being issued for comment only and is not intended for interim use. For any shortcoming noted within the draft Plan, please propose specific remedies. Suggested changes will be incorporated where appropriate, and a final Plan will be posted on the NOAA Education Council Web site. Please follow this format guidance for preparing and submitting comments. Using the format guidance will facilitate the processing of comments and assure that all comments are appropriately considered. Overview comments should be provided first and should be numbered. Comments that are specific to particular pages, paragraphs, or lines of the section should identify the page and line numbers to which they apply. Please number each page of your comments. Dated: March 17, 2015. Louisa Koch, NOAA Director of Education. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 150224177-5177-01]
RIN 0648-XD798


Availability of Draft NOAA Education Strategic Plan

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
publishes this notice to solicit comments on the draft NOAA Education 
Strategic Plan (Plan). NOAA received broad legislative authority from 
Congress through the America COMPETES Act (2007, 2010) to conduct, 
develop, support, promote, and coordinate formal and informal education 
activities at all levels to enhance public awareness and understanding 
of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, and atmospheric science and stewardship 
by the general public and other coastal stakeholders, including 
underrepresented groups in ocean and atmospheric science and policy 
careers. The revision of the Plan establishes the goals for NOAA 
education programs for the next twenty years with revisions to the Plan 
every five years. NOAA is seeking broad public review of the NOAA 
Education Strategic Plan, and

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encourages all stakeholders and users to review the Plan and provide 
comments. All comments received will be reviewed and considered in the 
final drafting of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan.

DATES: Public comments on this document must be received on or before 
April 10, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The draft Plan will be available on the following Web site: 
http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/leadership/edcouncil/education_plan.html.
    You may submit comments on this document, following the format 
guidance below, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Comments may be submitted via 
email to Education.Plan@noaa.gov. Include the identifier, ``Education 
Plan Public Comment'' in the subject line.
     Mail: Marissa Jones, NOAA Office of Education, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20230. Include the identifier, ``Education Plan Public Comment,'' on 
the envelope.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marissa Jones, Education Specialist, 
NOAA Office of Education, (202) 482-4592Marissa.Jones@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA's Education Council is soliciting 
general comments on the NOAA Education Strategic Plan, which describes 
how NOAA will execute programs and activities to achieve cohesive and 
strategic education outcomes. The Plan focuses on conducting, 
developing, supporting, promoting, and coordinating education 
activities to enhance awareness and understanding of mission-related 
sciences.
    For over 200 years, NOAA has imparted scientific knowledge of the 
Earth's natural systems to benefit society and support the agency's 
mission. During this time, education was guided by the vision of 
leadership, the findings of researchers, the mandates of legislation 
for programs within NOAA, and to respond to the needs of society.
    In 2007, Congress officially recognized the role of education in 
NOAA with the passage of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110-69). 
This legislation states:
    ``The Administrator, appropriate National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration programs, ocean atmospheric science and education 
experts, and interested members of the public shall develop a science 
education plan setting forth education goals and strategies for the 
Administration, as well as programmatic actions to carry out such goals 
and priorities over the next 20 years, and evaluate and update such 
plan every 5 years.''
    NOAA is revising its Education Strategic Plan as specified in the 
America COMPETES Act. Based on NOAA's mission, strengths, and the 
future needs of our society, the draft plan includes five education 
goals:
    Goal 1--Science-Informed Society: An informed society has access 
to, interest in, and understanding of NOAA-related sciences and their 
implications for current and future events.
    Goal 2--Conservation & Stewardship: Individuals and communities are 
actively involved in stewardship behaviors and decisions that conserve, 
restore, and protect natural and cultural resources related to NOAA's 
mission.
    Goal 3--Safety and Preparedness: Individuals and communities are 
informed and actively involved in decisions and actions that improve 
preparedness, response, and resilience to challenges and impacts of 
hazardous weather, changes in climate, and other environmental threats 
monitored by NOAA.
    Goal 4--Future Workforce: A diverse and highly-skilled future 
workforce pursues careers in disciplines that support NOAA's mission.
    Goal 5--Organizational Excellence: NOAA functions in a unified 
manner to support, plan, and deliver effective educational programs and 
partnerships that advance NOAA's mission.
    NOAA welcomes all comments on the draft Plan, any inconsistencies 
perceived within the Plan, and any omissions of important topics or 
issues. This draft Plan is being issued for comment only and is not 
intended for interim use. For any shortcoming noted within the draft 
Plan, please propose specific remedies. Suggested changes will be 
incorporated where appropriate, and a final Plan will be posted on the 
NOAA Education Council Web site.
    Please follow this format guidance for preparing and submitting 
comments. Using the format guidance will facilitate the processing of 
comments and assure that all comments are appropriately considered. 
Overview comments should be provided first and should be numbered. 
Comments that are specific to particular pages, paragraphs, or lines of 
the section should identify the page and line numbers to which they 
apply. Please number each page of your comments.

    Dated: March 17, 2015.
Louisa Koch,
NOAA Director of Education.
[FR Doc. 2015-06419 Filed 3-19-15; 8:45 am]
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