Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License, 59576 [2017-27054]

Download as PDF 59576 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices Notice of public meeting and request for comments. ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/731,503, ‘‘BLACKBERRY PLANT NAMED ‘ECLIPSE’,’’ filed on June 20, 2017. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian T. Nakanishi of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301– 504–5989. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government’s patent rights in this plant variety are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. DATES: Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–27054 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2017–0046] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Additives Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring a public meeting on February 13, 2018. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 50th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Xiamen, Fujian, Province China, March 26–30, 2018. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties with the opportunity to obtain background information on the 50th Session of the CCFA and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5001 Campus Drive, Rooms 1A–001 and 1A–002, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 50th Session of the CCFA will be accessible via the internet at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/meetingsreports/en/. Paul Honigfort, U.S. Delegate to the 50th Session of the CCFA and the FDA invite U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: ccfa@ fda.hhs.gov. Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting by emailing ccfa@fda.hhs.gov by February 9, 2018. Early registration is encouraged as it will expedite entry into the building and parking area. If you require parking, please include the vehicle make and tag number when you register. The meeting will be held in a Federal building. Attendees should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through the security screening systems. Attendees who are not able to attend the meeting in person, but wish to participate, may do so by phone. Attendees who plan to participate by phone should request the call-in number and participant code when they register for the meeting. For Further Information About the 50th Session of the CCFA Contact: Paul Honigfort, Ph.D., Consumer Safety Officer, Division of Food Contact SUMMARY: Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notifications, Office of Food Additive Safety, FDA, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740, Telephone: (240) 402–1206, Fax: (301) 436–2965, Email: Paul.Honigfort@fda.hhs.gov. For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Daniel E. Folmer, Ph.D., Review Chemist, Division of Petition Review, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, HFS–265, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740, Telephone: (240) 402– 1269, Fax: (301) 436–2972, Email: daniel.folmer@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure that fair practices are used in trade. The CCFA establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels for individual food additives; prepares priority lists of food additives for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); assigns functional classes and International Numbering System (INS) numbers to individual food additives; recommends specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption by Codex; considers methods of analysis for the determination of additives in food; and considers and elaborates standards or codes for related subjects, such as labeling of food additives when sold as such. The CCFA is hosted by China. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 50th Session of the CCFA will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred by the Codex and other subsidiary bodies; • Matters of Interest arising from FAO/WHO and from the 84th Meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) • Proposed draft specifications for identity and purity of food additives arising from the 84th JECFA meeting • Endorsement and/or revision of maximum levels for food additives and processing aids in Codex Standards • Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards/ Report of the EWG on Alignment; E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon 
State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the 
variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial 
No. 15/731,503, ``BLACKBERRY PLANT NAMED `ECLIPSE','' filed on June 20, 
2017.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 
5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4-1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-5131.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian T. Nakanishi of the Office of 
Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 
301-504-5989.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government's patent rights in 
this plant variety are assigned to the United States of America, as 
represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. The prospective exclusive 
license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and 
conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive 
license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of 
this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives 
written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the 
license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 
and 37 CFR 404.7.

Mojdeh Bahar,
Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-27054 Filed 12-14-17; 8:45 am]
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