Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board, 7306-7307 [2016-02768]

Download as PDF 7306 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 28 / Thursday, February 11, 2016 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@ trade.gov. Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (2016). Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and summarizing its application. Under 15 CFR 325.6 (a), interested parties may, within twenty days after the date of this notice, submit written comments to the Secretary through OTEA on the application. Request for Public Comments: Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 21028, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the amended Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as ‘‘Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 14–2A004.’’ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 Summary of the Application Applicant: The Great Lakes Fruit Exporters Association, LLC. Contact: c/o Shirlee M. Bobryk, White Schneider PC, 2300 Jolly Oak Road, Okemos MI 48864. Application No.: 03–2A007. Date Deemed Submitted: January 28, 2016. Proposed Amendments: 1. Add as new Member: a. All Fresh GPS, LLC. 2. Delete the following members: a. Greg Orchards and Produce, Inc.; Applewood Orchards, Inc.; Heeren Brothers Inc.; AJ’s Produce Inc.; Appletree Marketing LLC; and Michigan Fresh Marketing LLC. The Great Lakes Fruit Exporters Association, LLC’s proposed amendment of its Export Trade Certificate of Review would result in the following entities as Members under the Certificate: 1. Riveridge Produce Marketing, Inc. 2. North Bay Produce, Inc. 3. Greenridge Fruit, Inc. 4. Jack Brown Produce, Inc. 5. BelleHarvest Sales, Inc. 6. All Fresh GPS, LLC. Dated: February 8, 2016. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–02806 Filed 2–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday March 1, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45p.m. Eastern Standard Time. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Washington, DC 20004. Please note admittance instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zara Brunner, Manufacturing Extension SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–4800, telephone number (301) 975–2001, email: zara.brunner@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MEP Advisory Board (Board) is authorized under Section 3003(d) of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110–69); codified at 15 U.S.C. 278k(e), as amended, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Board is composed of 10 members, appointed by the Director of NIST. Hollings MEP is a unique program, consisting of centers across the United States and Puerto Rico with partnerships at the state, federal, and local levels. The Board provides a forum for input and guidance from Hollings MEP program stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of tools and services focused on supporting and growing the U.S. manufacturing industry, provides advice on MEP programs, plans, and policies, assesses the soundness of MEP plans and strategies, and assesses current performance against MEP program plans. Background information on the Board is available at http://www.nist.gov/mep/ about/advisory-board.cfm. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the MEP Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This meeting will focus on an update from the Advisory Board Sub-committee on Technology Acceleration, an update on MEP’s Strategic Planning activities, and the 2017 National Summit. The final agenda will be posted on the MEP Advisory Board Web site at http://www.nist.gov/ mep/about/advisory-board.cfm. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the MEP Center Board Member Distinctive Practice Meeting that will be held March 1, 2016 also at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Center. Admittance Instructions: Anyone wishing to attend the MEP Advisory Board meeting should submit their name, email address, and phone number to Monica Claussen (monica.claussen@ nist.gov or 301–975–4852) no later than Monday, February 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the MEP Advisory Board’s business are invited to request a place on the agenda. E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 28 / Thursday, February 11, 2016 / Notices Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for public comments at the end of the meeting. Speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received but is likely to be no more than three to five minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the MEP Advisory Board Web site at http://www.nist.gov/mep/ about/advisory-board.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to the MEP Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–4800, via fax at (301) 963–6556, or electronically by email to zara.brunner@nist.gov. Kevin Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2016–02768 Filed 2–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE343 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Air Force Conducting Maritime Weapon Systems Evaluation Program Operational Testing Within the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) implementing regulations, NMFS, we, hereby give notice that we have issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (Authorization) to the U.S. Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB), to take two species of marine mammals, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis), by harassment, incidental to a Maritime Weapon Systems Evaluation Program (Maritime WSEP) within the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range in the Gulf of Mexico from February 4, 2016 through February 3, 2017. Eglin AFB’s activities are military readiness activities per the MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2004. DATES: Effective February 4, 2016, through February 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: An electronic copy of the final Authorization, Eglin AFB’s application and their final Environmental Assessment (EA) titled, ‘‘Maritime Weapons System Evaluation Program are available by writing to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; by telephoning the contacts listed here, or by visiting the internet at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/military.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeannine Cody, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (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 of a species or population stock, by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if, after NMFS provides a notice of a proposed authorization to the public for review and comment: (1) NMFS makes certain findings; and (2) the taking is limited to harassment. An Authorization for incidental takings for marine mammals 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 taking 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.’’ The National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA; Pub. L. 108–136) removed the ‘‘small numbers’’ and PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7307 ‘‘specified geographical region’’ limitations indicated earlier and amended the definition of harassment as it applies to a ‘‘military readiness activity’’ to read as follows (Section 3(18)(B) of the MMPA): (i) Any act that injures or has the significant potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A Harassment]; or (ii) any act that disturbs or is likely to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of natural behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, surfacing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering, to a point where such behavioral patterns are abandoned or significantly altered [Level B Harassment]. Summary of Request On February 5, 2015, we issued an Authorization to Eglin AFB to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to a Maritime Weapon Systems Evaluation Program (Maritime WSEP) within the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range (EGTTR) in the Gulf of Mexico from February through April 2015 (see 80 FR 17394, April 1, 2015). Eglin AFB conducted the Maritime WSEP training activities between February 9–12, and March 16–19, 2015. However, due to unavailability of some of the live munitions, Eglin AFB released only 1.05 percent of the munitions proposed for the 2015 military readiness activities. On May 28, 2015, we received a renewal request for an Authorization from Eglin AFB to complete the missions authorized in 2015. Following the initial application submission, Eglin AFB submitted a revised version of the renewal request on December 3, 2015. We considered the revised renewal request as adequate and complete on December 10, 2015 and published a notice of proposed Authorization on December 23, 2015 (80 FR 79843). The notice afforded the public a 30-day comment period on the proposed MMPA Authorization. Eglin AFB proposes to conduct Maritime WESP missions within the EGTTR airspace over the Gulf of Mexico, specifically within Warning Area 151 (W–151). The proposed Maritime WSEP training activities would occur February through April (spring) in the daytime; however, the activities could occur between February 2016 and February 2017. Eglin AFB proposes to use multiple types of live munitions (e.g., gunnery rounds, rockets, missiles, and bombs) against small boat targets in the EGTTR. These activities qualify as a military readiness activities under the MMPA and NDAA. E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 28 (Thursday, February 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7306-7307]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02768]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory 
Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday March 1, 2016, from 8:30 
a.m. to 3:45p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan and 
International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Washington, DC 
20004. Please note admittance instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zara Brunner, Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-4800, telephone 
number (301) 975-2001, email: zara.brunner@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MEP Advisory Board (Board) is authorized 
under Section 3003(d) of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110-69); 
codified at 15 U.S.C. 278k(e), as amended, in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 
App. The Board is composed of 10 members, appointed by the Director of 
NIST. Hollings MEP is a unique program, consisting of centers across 
the United States and Puerto Rico with partnerships at the state, 
federal, and local levels. The Board provides a forum for input and 
guidance from Hollings MEP program stakeholders in the formulation and 
implementation of tools and services focused on supporting and growing 
the U.S. manufacturing industry, provides advice on MEP programs, 
plans, and policies, assesses the soundness of MEP plans and 
strategies, and assesses current performance against MEP program plans.
    Background information on the Board is available at http://www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisory-board.cfm.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the MEP Advisory Board will 
hold an open meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 
p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This meeting will focus on an update from 
the Advisory Board Sub-committee on Technology Acceleration, an update 
on MEP's Strategic Planning activities, and the 2017 National Summit. 
The final agenda will be posted on the MEP Advisory Board Web site at 
http://www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisory-board.cfm. This meeting is being 
held in conjunction with the MEP Center Board Member Distinctive 
Practice Meeting that will be held March 1, 2016 also at the Ronald 
Reagan and International Trade Center.
    Admittance Instructions: Anyone wishing to attend the MEP Advisory 
Board meeting should submit their name, email address, and phone number 
to Monica Claussen (monica.claussen@nist.gov or 301-975-4852) no later 
than Monday, February 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the MEP Advisory Board's 
business are invited to request a place on the agenda.

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Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for public comments at the 
end of the meeting. Speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, 
first-served basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined 
by the number of requests received but is likely to be no more than 
three to five minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be 
included in the final agenda that will be posted on the MEP Advisory 
Board Web site at http://www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisory-board.cfm. 
Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. 
Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had 
wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those 
who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written 
statements to the MEP Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards 
and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland 20899-4800, via fax at (301) 963-6556, or electronically by 
email to zara.brunner@nist.gov.

Kevin Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2016-02768 Filed 2-10-16; 8:45 am]
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