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Download as PDF 57728 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On November 27, 2017, the petitioner submitted a timely request that the Department postpone the preliminary CVD determination.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement because of the complexity of the investigation and the schedule.4 Further, the petitioner stated that ‘‘the deadlines for responding to Sections II and III of the questionnaire fall after the scheduled preliminary determination. Without extending the preliminary determination, Chemours would be unable to comment on the responses or suggest follow-up questions prior to a preliminary determination. The Department would be similarly unable to issue supplemental questionnaires.’’ 5 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and the Department finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., to February 26, 2018.6 Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 30, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–26382 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 3 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin from India: Petitioner’s Request for Extension of the Countervailing Duty Investigation Preliminary Determination,’’ (November 27, 2017). 4 Id. 5 Id. 6 Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after initiation would place the deadline on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The Department’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board) will meet in open session on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work of the private sector contractor, which assists the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award), and information received from NIST and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in order to make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as the Board deems necessary. Details on the agenda are noted in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. Eastern time until 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will be open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Building 101, Lecture Room D, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1020, telephone number (301) 975–2360, or by email at robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(2)(B) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Board will meet in open session on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. Eastern time until 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Board is currently composed of eleven members selected for their preeminence in the field of organizational performance excellence PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The Board consists of a balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, small business, nonprofit, education, and health care industries. The Board includes members familiar with the quality, performance improvement operations, and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, nonprofits, health care providers, and educational institutions. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work of the private sector contractor, which assists the NIST Director in administering the Award, and information received from NIST and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in order to make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as the Board deems necessary. The Board shall make an annual report on the results of Award activities to the Director of NIST, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. The agenda will include: Report from the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Baldrige Program Business Plan Status Report, Baldrige Foundation Fundraising Update, Products and Services Update, and Recommendations for the NIST Director. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Baldrige Performance Excellence Web site at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/ community/overseers.cfm. The meeting will be open to the public. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Board’s affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda. On December 6, 2017 approximately one-half hour will be reserved in the afternoon for public comments, and 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 about 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the Baldrige Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/ overseers.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 Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, NIST, E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899–1020, via fax at 301–975–4967 or electronically by email to robyn.verner@ nist.gov. All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology site must pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Robyn Verner no later than 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information and should contact Ms. Verner for instructions. Ms. Verner’s email address is robyn.verner@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975– 2361. Please note that federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a stateissued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109– 13), or by a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license. For detailed information please contact Ms. Verner or visit: http://www.nist.gov/public_ affairs/visitor/. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150(b), this Federal Register notice for this meeting is being published fewer than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting as exceptional circumstances exist. It is imperative that the meeting be held on December 6, 2017 to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Notice of the meeting is also posted on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Web site at: https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/howbaldrige-works/baldrige-community/ board-overseers. Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2017–26455 Filed 12–5–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF864 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 Notice; availability of evaluation of joint state/tribal harvest plan and request for comment. ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, and the Skagit River System Cooperative and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have jointly submitted a steelhead fishery resource management plan (RMP) to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead promulgated under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The plan proposes to manage the harvest of natural-origin Skagit River (Washington State) steelhead as an independent steelhead management unit within the ESA-listed Puget Sound steelhead demographic population segment (DPS). The Plan proposes to implement these Skagit River steelhead fisheries pursuant to U.S. v. Washington. This document serves to notify the public of the availability for comment of the proposed evaluation and pending determination of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) as to whether the RMP meets the criteria under Limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule and as to whether implementation of the RMP will appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA-listed Puget Sound steelhead and Puget Sound Chinook salmon. DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on January 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the proposed evaluation and pending determination should be addressed to James Dixon, NMFS Sustainable Fisheries Division, 510 Desmond Drive, Suite 103, Lacey, WA 98503. Comments may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments is: skagit-steelhead-harvestplan.wcr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Skagit River Steelhead Harvest Plan. The documents are available on the Internet at www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov. Comments received will also be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours by calling (360) 753–9579. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Dixon at (360) 534–9329 or by email at james.dixon@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57729 ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Puget Sound. Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Puget Sound. Background The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, and the Skagit River System Cooperative and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have jointly submitted a steelhead fishery RMP to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead promulgated under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The plan was submitted in November of 2016, pursuant to limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule for ESA-listed salmon and steelhead. The RMP would manage the harvest of Skagit River natural-origin steelhead in the Skagit River and in the terminal marine area of the Skagit River (Marine Area 8). As required by the ESA 4(d) Rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005), the Secretary is seeking public comment on this proposed evaluation and pending determination as to whether the RMP meets the criteria under Limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule and as to whether implementation of the RMP will appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA-listed Puget Sound steelhead and Puget Sound Chinook. Authority Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and steelhead 4(d) Rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the criteria for such activities. Limit 6 of the updated 4(d) Rule (50 CFR 223.203(b)(6)) further provides that the prohibitions of paragraph (a) of the updated 4(d) Rule (50 CFR 223.203(a)) do not apply to activities associated with a joint state/tribal artificial propagation plan provided that the joint plan has been determined by NMFS to be in accordance with the salmon and steelhead 4(d) Rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005). E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National 
Quality Award (Board) will meet in open session on Wednesday, December 
6, 2017. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work 
of the private sector contractor, which assists the Director of the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering 
the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award), and information 
received from NIST and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the 
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in order to make such 
suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as the Board deems 
necessary. Details on the agenda are noted in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this notice.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 
8:30 a.m. Eastern time until 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will 
be open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Building 101, Lecture Room 
D, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions 
under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 
20899-1020, telephone number (301) 975-2360, or by email at 
robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(2)(B) and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Board will meet in open 
session on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. Eastern time 
until 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Board is currently composed of eleven 
members selected for their preeminence in the field of organizational 
performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The 
Board consists of a balanced representation from U.S. service, 
manufacturing, small business, nonprofit, education, and health care 
industries. The Board includes members familiar with the quality, 
performance improvement operations, and competitiveness issues of 
manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, 
nonprofits, health care providers, and educational institutions. The 
purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work of the 
private sector contractor, which assists the NIST Director in 
administering the Award, and information received from NIST and from 
the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Award in order to make such suggestions for the improvement of the 
Award process as the Board deems necessary. The Board shall make an 
annual report on the results of Award activities to the Director of 
NIST, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award 
process. The agenda will include: Report from the Judges Panel of the 
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Baldrige Program Business Plan 
Status Report, Baldrige Foundation Fundraising Update, Products and 
Services Update, and Recommendations for the NIST Director. The agenda 
may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda will be 
posted on the NIST Baldrige Performance Excellence Web site at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/overseers.cfm. The meeting will be open 
to the public.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the Board's affairs are 
invited to request a place on the agenda. On December 6, 2017 
approximately one-half hour will be reserved in the afternoon for 
public comments, and 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 about 3 minutes 
each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final 
agenda that will be posted on the Baldrige Web site at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/overseers.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 
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, NIST,

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100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899-1020, 
via fax at 301-975-4967 or electronically by email to 
robyn.verner@nist.gov.
    All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
site must pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of 
arrival, email address and phone number to Robyn Verner no later than 
8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 and she will 
provide you with instructions for admittance. Non-U.S. citizens must 
submit additional information and should contact Ms. Verner for 
instructions. Ms. Verner's email address is robyn.verner@nist.gov and 
her phone number is (301) 975-2361. Please note that federal agencies, 
including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or 
identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or 
identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the 
REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-13), or by a state that has an 
extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of 
federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's 
license. For detailed information please contact Ms. Verner or visit: 
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), this Federal Register notice for 
this meeting is being published fewer than 15 calendar days prior to 
the meeting as exceptional circumstances exist. It is imperative that 
the meeting be held on December 6, 2017 to accommodate the scheduling 
priorities of the key participants. Notice of the meeting is also 
posted on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Web site 
at: https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/how-baldrige-works/baldrige-community/board-overseers.

Kevin Kimball,
NIST Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2017-26455 Filed 12-5-17; 11:15 am]
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