National Commission on Forensic Science Extension of the Deadline for the Solicitation of Applications for Additional Statistician Commission Membership, 3025-3026 [2017-00210]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on September 24, 2015, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc. of San Diego, California (‘‘Complainant’’). 80 FR 57642 (September 24, 2015). The complaint alleges violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the sale for importation, importation, or sale within the United States after importation of certain document cameras and software for use therewith by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Design Patent No. D647,906; U.S. Design Patent No. D674,389; U.S. Design Patent No. D715,300; and U.S. Patent No. 8,508,751. The Commission’s notice of investigation named the following respondents: Recordex USA, Inc., of Long Island City, New York (‘‘Recordex’’); QOMO of Wixom, Michigan; and Adesso, Inc. of Walnut, California (‘‘Adesso’’). The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was named as a party but has subsequently withdrawn from the investigation. Adesso was terminated based on a consent order stipulation and consent order. Order No. 5 (unreviewed) (Nov. 23, 2015). QOMO was found to be in default. Order No. 10 (unreviewed) (Dec. 7, 2015). Recordex was terminated based on settlement. Order No. 19 (unreviewed) (May 13, 2016). On December 7, 2015, the Commission determined not to review an initial determination finding QOMO in default. On August 5, 2016, the Commission issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order directed to QOMO. On November 22, 2016, Complainant filed a petition to rescind the limited exclusion order and cease and desist order because the parties had entered into a settlement agreement. The petition argued that the parties’ agreement constitutes changed circumstances sufficient under Commission Rule 210.76(a)(1) to warrant rescission of the limited exclusion order and cease and desist order. The Commission has determined to grant the petition and to rescind the limited exclusion order and cease and desist order direct to QOMO. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 By order of the Commission. Issued: January 4, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–00179 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [Docket No. ODAG 167] National Commission on Forensic Science Extension of the Deadline for the Solicitation of Applications for Additional Statistician Commission Membership Department of Justice. Extension of the deadline for the solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership with subject matter expertise in statistics for the National Commission on Forensic Science. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, a notice that announced the solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership on the National Commission on Forensic Science specifically to fill a current statistician Commissioner vacancy was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2016 and that applications must be received on or before January 11, 2017 (81 FR 95196). This notice announces the extension of the deadline for the solicitation of applications for this Commissioner vacancy until January 26, 2017. DATES: Applications must be received on or before January 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: All applications should be submitted to: Jonathan McGrath, Designated Federal Officer, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, by email at Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan McGrath, Designated Federal Officer, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, by email Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov, or by phone at (202) 514–6277. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), a notice that announced the solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership on the National Commission on Forensic Science specifically to fill a current Commissioner vacancy with expertise in statistics was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2016 and that applications must be received on or before January 11, 2017 (81 FR 95196). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3025 This notice announces the extension of the deadline for the solicitation of applications for this Commissioner vacancy until January 26, 2017. The National Commission on Forensic Science was chartered on April 23, 2013 and the charter was renewed on April 23, 2015. The Commission is co-chaired by the Department of Justice and National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Commission provides recommendations and advice to the Department of Justice concerning national methods and strategies for: Strengthening the validity and reliability of the forensic sciences (including medico-legal death investigation); enhancing quality assurance and quality control in forensic science laboratories and units; identifying and recommending scientific guidance and protocols for evidence seizure, testing, analysis, and reporting by forensic science laboratories and units; and identifying and assessing other needs of the forensic science communities to strengthen their disciplines and meet the increasing demands generated by the criminal and civil justice systems at all levels of government. Commission membership includes Federal, State, and Local forensic science service providers; research scientists and academicians; prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges; law enforcement; and other relevant backgrounds. The Commission reports to the Attorney General, who through the Deputy Attorney General, shall direct the work of the Commission in fulfilling its mission. The duties of the Commission include: (a) Recommending priorities for standards development; (b) reviewing and recommending endorsement of guidance identified or developed by subject-matter experts; (c) developing proposed guidance concerning the intersection of forensic science and the courtroom; (d) developing policy recommendations, including a uniform code of professional responsibility and minimum requirements for training, accreditation and/or certification; and (e) identifying and assessing the current and future needs of the forensic sciences to strengthen their disciplines and meet growing demand. Members will be appointed by the Attorney General in consultation with the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the vicechairs of the Commission. Additional members will be selected to fill vacancies to maintain a balance of perspective and diversity of experiences, including Federal, State, and Local forensic science service E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 3026 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices providers; research scientists and academicians; Federal, State, Local prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges; law enforcement; and other relevant stakeholders. DOJ encourages submissions from applicants with respect to diversity of backgrounds, professions, ethnicities, gender, and geography. The Commission shall consist of approximately 30 voting members. Members will serve without compensation. The Commission generally meets four times each year at approximately three-month intervals. The next Commission meetings will be held on January 9–10, 2017 and April 10–11, 2017 in Washington, DC Additional information regarding the Commission can be found at: http:// www.justice.gov/ncfs. Note: The Commission is developing a draft Views document on Statistical Statements in Forensic Testimony, and it is anticipated that the additional Commissioner member will contribute to the Commission’s discussions on this topic, as well as all other Commission activities. On December 12, 2016, the Department of Justice published in the Federal Register a Notice announcing the January 9–10, 2017, Federal Advisory Committee Meeting of the National Commission on Forensic Science (81 FR 89509). That Notice also announced that comments on draft work products can be submitted through www.regulations.gov starting on December 23, 2016. Any comments should be posted to www.regulations.gov no later than January 25, 2017. Applications: Any qualified person may apply to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Each application should include: (1) A resume or curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of interest describing the applicant’s relevant experience; and (3) a statement of support from the applicant’s employer. Potential candidates may be asked to provide detailed information as necessary regarding financial interests, employment, and professional affiliations to evaluate possible sources of conflicts of interest. The application period will remain open through January 26, 2017. The applications must be sent in one complete package, by email, to Jonathan McGrath (contact information above) with the subject line of the email entitled, ‘‘NCFS Membership 2017.’’ Other sources, in addition to the Federal Register notice, may be utilized in the solicitation of applications. used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. They do not apply to regulatory analysis. DATES: The revised discount rates will be in effect through December 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gideon Lukens, Office of Economic Policy, Office of Management and Budget, (202) 395–3316. Dated: January 4, 2017. Jonathan McGrath, Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on Forensic Science. (Revised November 2016) [FR Doc. 2017–00210 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] Effective Dates. This appendix is updated annually. This version of the appendix is valid for calendar year 2017. A copy of the updated appendix can be obtained in electronic form through the OMB home page at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_ a094/a94_appx-c/. The text of the Circular is found at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_ a094/, and a table of past years’ rates is located at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ sites/default/files/omb/assets/a94/ dischist.pdf. Updates of the appendix are also available upon request from OMB’s Office of Economic Policy (202– 395–3316). Nominal Discount Rates. A forecast of nominal or market interest rates for calendar year 2017 based on the economic assumptions for the 2018 Budget is presented below. These nominal rates are to be used for discounting nominal flows, which are often encountered in lease-purchase analysis. BILLING CODE 4410–18–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Revisions to Appendix C of OMB Circular A–94. AGENCY: The Office of Management and Budget revised Circular A–94 in 1992. The revised Circular specified certain discount rates to be updated annually when the interest rate and inflation assumptions used to prepare the Budget of the United States Government were changed. These discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular. The updated discount rates are shown below. The discount rates in Appendix C are to be SUMMARY: Devin O’Connor, Associate Director for Economic Policy, Office of Management and Budget. Attachment OMB Circular No. A–94 Appendix C Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness, Lease Purchase, and Related Analyses NOMINAL INTEREST RATES ON TREASURY NOTES AND BONDS OF SPECIFIED MATURITIES [in percent] 5-Year 7-Year 10-Year 20-Year 30-Year 1.4 pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 3-Year 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.5 2.8 Real Discount Rates. A forecast of real interest rates from which the inflation premium has been removed and based on the economic assumptions from the 2018 Budget is presented below. These real rates are to be used for discounting constant-dollar flows, as is often required in cost-effectiveness analysis. REAL INTEREST RATES ON TREASURY NOTES AND BONDS OF SPECIFIED MATURITIES [in percent] 3-Year 5-Year 7-Year 10-Year 20-Year 30-Year ¥0.5 ¥0.3 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.7 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-00210]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[Docket No. ODAG 167]


National Commission on Forensic Science Extension of the Deadline 
for the Solicitation of Applications for Additional Statistician 
Commission Membership

AGENCY: Department of Justice.

ACTION: Extension of the deadline for the solicitation of applications 
for additional Commission membership with subject matter expertise in 
statistics for the National Commission on Forensic Science.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, a 
notice that announced the solicitation of applications for additional 
Commission membership on the National Commission on Forensic Science 
specifically to fill a current statistician Commissioner vacancy was 
published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2016 and that 
applications must be received on or before January 11, 2017 (81 FR 
95196). This notice announces the extension of the deadline for the 
solicitation of applications for this Commissioner vacancy until 
January 26, 2017.

DATES: Applications must be received on or before January 26, 2017.

ADDRESSES: All applications should be submitted to: Jonathan McGrath, 
Designated Federal Officer, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, 
by email at Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan McGrath, Designated Federal 
Officer, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, by email 
Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov, or by phone at (202) 514-6277.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), a notice that announced the 
solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership on 
the National Commission on Forensic Science specifically to fill a 
current Commissioner vacancy with expertise in statistics was published 
in the Federal Register on December 27, 2016 and that applications must 
be received on or before January 11, 2017 (81 FR 95196). This notice 
announces the extension of the deadline for the solicitation of 
applications for this Commissioner vacancy until January 26, 2017.
    The National Commission on Forensic Science was chartered on April 
23, 2013 and the charter was renewed on April 23, 2015. The Commission 
is co-chaired by the Department of Justice and National Institute of 
Standards and Technology. The Commission provides recommendations and 
advice to the Department of Justice concerning national methods and 
strategies for: Strengthening the validity and reliability of the 
forensic sciences (including medico-legal death investigation); 
enhancing quality assurance and quality control in forensic science 
laboratories and units; identifying and recommending scientific 
guidance and protocols for evidence seizure, testing, analysis, and 
reporting by forensic science laboratories and units; and identifying 
and assessing other needs of the forensic science communities to 
strengthen their disciplines and meet the increasing demands generated 
by the criminal and civil justice systems at all levels of government. 
Commission membership includes Federal, State, and Local forensic 
science service providers; research scientists and academicians; 
prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges; law enforcement; and other 
relevant backgrounds. The Commission reports to the Attorney General, 
who through the Deputy Attorney General, shall direct the work of the 
Commission in fulfilling its mission.
    The duties of the Commission include: (a) Recommending priorities 
for standards development; (b) reviewing and recommending endorsement 
of guidance identified or developed by subject-matter experts; (c) 
developing proposed guidance concerning the intersection of forensic 
science and the courtroom; (d) developing policy recommendations, 
including a uniform code of professional responsibility and minimum 
requirements for training, accreditation and/or certification; and (e) 
identifying and assessing the current and future needs of the forensic 
sciences to strengthen their disciplines and meet growing demand.
    Members will be appointed by the Attorney General in consultation 
with the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
and the vice-chairs of the Commission. Additional members will be 
selected to fill vacancies to maintain a balance of perspective and 
diversity of experiences, including Federal, State, and Local forensic 
science service

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providers; research scientists and academicians; Federal, State, Local 
prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges; law enforcement; and other 
relevant stakeholders. DOJ encourages submissions from applicants with 
respect to diversity of backgrounds, professions, ethnicities, gender, 
and geography. The Commission shall consist of approximately 30 voting 
members. Members will serve without compensation. The Commission 
generally meets four times each year at approximately three-month 
intervals. The next Commission meetings will be held on January 9-10, 
2017 and April 10-11, 2017 in Washington, DC Additional information 
regarding the Commission can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/ncfs.
    Note: The Commission is developing a draft Views document on 
Statistical Statements in Forensic Testimony, and it is anticipated 
that the additional Commissioner member will contribute to the 
Commission's discussions on this topic, as well as all other Commission 
activities. On December 12, 2016, the Department of Justice published 
in the Federal Register a Notice announcing the January 9-10, 2017, 
Federal Advisory Committee Meeting of the National Commission on 
Forensic Science (81 FR 89509). That Notice also announced that 
comments on draft work products can be submitted through 
www.regulations.gov starting on December 23, 2016. Any comments should 
be posted to www.regulations.gov no later than January 25, 2017.
    Applications: Any qualified person may apply to be considered for 
appointment to this advisory committee. Each application should 
include: (1) A resume or curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of interest 
describing the applicant's relevant experience; and (3) a statement of 
support from the applicant's employer. Potential candidates may be 
asked to provide detailed information as necessary regarding financial 
interests, employment, and professional affiliations to evaluate 
possible sources of conflicts of interest. The application period will 
remain open through January 26, 2017. The applications must be sent in 
one complete package, by email, to Jonathan McGrath (contact 
information above) with the subject line of the email entitled, ``NCFS 
Membership 2017.'' Other sources, in addition to the Federal Register 
notice, may be utilized in the solicitation of applications.

    Dated: January 4, 2017.
Jonathan McGrath,
Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on Forensic Science.
[FR Doc. 2017-00210 Filed 1-9-17; 8:45 am]
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