Science Advisory Board; Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board, 44263-44264 [2018-18815]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 2018 / Notices conduit articles (electrical conduit articles) imported by Atkore Steel Components, Inc. (Atkore), are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order on malleable cast iron pipe fittings (MIPF) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable August 13, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Rosen, Office III, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7814. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Background On October 4, 2016, Atkore submitted a scope request claiming that electrical conduit articles are outside the scope of the antidumping duty Order 1 on MIPF from China.2 Commerce issued its Final Scope Ruling on MIPF on March 16, 2017, finding that electrical conduit articles were subject to the scope of the Order.3 On May 12, 2017, Atkore filed a complaint with the CIT asking for a review of Commerce’s Final Scope Ruling. On May 15, 2018, the CIT remanded the scope ruling on two grounds.4 First, the CIT held that Commerce’s determination was incorrect with regard to its finding that the scope language in the Order was unambiguous. Second, the Court held that Commerce’s substantive conclusions, responding to Atkore’s arguments about the 19 CFR 351.225(k)(1) sources, were unsupported by substantial evidence. Pursuant to the Court’s instructions, Commerce issued the Final Results of Redetermination on Remand.5 Consistent with the Court’s instructions, Commerce conducted an analysis of the (k)(1) sources at the court’s direction, but under respectful protest.6 Upon 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 69376 (December 12, 2003) (Order). 2 See Atkore’s Letter, ‘‘Scope Ruling Request: Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–881),’’ dated October 4, 2016 (Scope Request). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Order on Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, Final Scope Ruling Concerning Cast Iron Electrical Conduit Articles,’’ dated March 16, 2017 (Final Scope Ruling). 4 See Atkore Steel Components, Inc., v. United States, Court No. 17–00077, Slip Op. 18–52 (CIT 2018). 5 See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, Certain Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, Atkore Steel Components, Inc., v. United States, Court No. 17–00077, Slip Op. 18–52 (CIT May 15, 2018), dated July 11, 2018 (Final Remand Results). 6 Id. at 2 (citing Viraj Group, Ltd. v. United States, 343 F.3d 1371, 1376 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (Viraj)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Aug 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 further analysis of the merchandise under consideration, and based on various 351.225(k)(1) sources on the record, Commerce determined that the record supports a determination that electrical conduit articles are outside the scope of the Order.7 On August 3, 2018, the Court sustained Commerce’s Final Remand Results in their entirety.8 Timken Notice In its decision in Timken,9 as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,10 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) held that, pursuant to section 516A(c) and (e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Commerce determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s August 3, 2018, judgment in this case constitutes a final decision of the court that is not in harmony with Commerce’s Final Scope Ruling. This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirements of Timken. Accordingly, Commerce will continue the suspension of liquidation of components for MIPF pending expiration of the period of appeal or, if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. Amended Final Scope Ruling Because there is now a final court decision with respect to this case, Commerce is amending its final scope ruling and finds that the scope of the Order does not cover the electrical conduit articles specified in Atkore’s Scope Request. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that the cash deposit rate will be zero percent for certain electrical conduit articles imported by Atkore. In the event that the CIT’s ruling is not appealed, or if appealed, upheld by the CAFC, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate entries of Atkore’s electrical conduit articles without regard to antidumping duties, and to lift suspension of liquidation of such entries. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1) of the Act. 7 See Final Remand Results at 16. Atkore Steel Components, Inc. v. United States, Court No. 17–00077, Slip Op. 18–94 (CIT 2018). 9 See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337, 341 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken). 10 See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades). 8 See PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44263 Dated: August 24, 2018. 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. 2018–18827 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board; Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. AGENCY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans, Atmosphere, and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The SAB consists of approximately fifteen members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA’s areas of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency’s missions. DATES: Nominations should be sent to the web address specified below and must be received by October 15, 2018. ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted electronically to noaa.sab.newmembers@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (Phone: 301– 734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At this time, individuals are sought with expertise in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and data management; weather modeling and data assimilation; remote/autonomous sensing technology; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 44264 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 ocean exploration science and technology; and ‘omics science. Individuals with expertise in other NOAA mission areas are also welcome to apply. Composition and Points of View: The Board will consist of approximately fifteen members, including a Chair, designated by the Under Secretary in accordance with FACA requirements. Members will be appointed for threeyear terms, renewable once, and serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. If a member resigns before the end of his or her first term, the vacancy appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term, and shall be renewable twice if the unexpired term is less than one year. Members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem expenses incurred in performing such duties but will not be reimbursed for their time. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the Board’s membership is required to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to be performed as well as the interests of geographic regions of the country and the diverse sectors of U.S. society. The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA’s research enterprise. Nominations: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third parties. Applications: An application is required to be considered for Board membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a current resume (maximum length four [4] pages). Dated: August 23, 2018. David Holst, Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–18815 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Aug 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No.: PTO–P–2018–0054] Filing Patent Applications Electronically During Designated Significant Outages of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Electronic Business Systems United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) encourages applicants to file their patent applications via its electronic filing system (EFS-Web). The USPTO experiences occasional unplanned electronic business system outages, including unplanned system outages that preclude patent applicants and patentees from filing patent documents and fees via the electronic filing system for a significant period of time. This notice prescribes a procedure for filing patent applications by alternative electronic means during a significant unplanned electronic business system outage, as designated by the Director of the USPTO. An application filed by the alternative electronic means prescribed in this notice during a designated significant unplanned electronic business system outage will be considered to have been filed by the USPTO’s electronic filing system, and thus will not incur the fee required by section 10(h) of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act for a patent application not filed by the USPTO’s electronic filing system. DATES: Applicability date: The alternative electronic filing procedures prescribed in this notice apply to patent applications filed from August 15, 2018 through and including August 23, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugenia A. Jones, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, at 571–272–7727, or Erin M. Harriman, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, at 571–272–7747. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO encourages applicants to file their patent applications via its electronic filing system (EFS-Web) and collects a fee as required by section 10(h) of the Leahy-Smith America Invents act for patent applications not filed by electronic means as prescribed by the Director. Information concerning electronic filing via EFS-Web is available from the EFS-Web landing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 page on the USPTO’s internet website (https://www.uspto.gov/patentsapplication-process/applying-online/ about-efs-web) and is discussed in section 502.05 of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). The USPTO periodically takes various electronic business systems off line (during non-business hours) to perform routine maintenance. The USPTO, however, also experiences occasional unplanned electronic business system outages. While the USPTO is typically able to restore its electronic business systems with sufficient time remaining in a day to permit patent applicants and patentees to file patent documents and fees via the electronic filing system on that day, the USPTO also experiences significant unplanned electronic business system outages that preclude patent applicants and patentees from filing patent documents and fees via the electronic filing system for a significant period of time. The USPTO experienced such a significant unplanned electronic business systems outage beginning on August 15, 2018. This notice prescribes a procedure for filing patent applications by electronic means during a designated significant unplanned electronic business system outage. The alternative electronic filing means prescribed in this notice is available only when there is a significant unplanned electronic business system outage that precludes patent applicants and patentees from filing patent documents and fees via the electronic filing system for a significant period of time, as designated by the Director of the USPTO (a ‘‘designated significant unplanned electronic business system outage’’). The unplanned electronic business systems outage beginning August 15, 2018 is designated as a significant unplanned electronic business system outage, and the alternative electronic filing means prescribed in this notice is available for patent applications filed from August 15, 2018 through and including August 23, 2018. The USPTO will post a notice on its internet website in the event of a future designated significant unplanned electronic business system outage, and indicate the dates during which the alternative electronic filing means prescribed in this notice are available due to such designated significant unplanned electronic business system outage. 37 CFR 1.16(t) and 1.445(a)(1)(ii) implement section 10(h) of the LeahySmith America Invents Act, which requires an additional fee for each application for an original (i.e., nonreissue) patent, except for a design, plant, or provisional application, that is E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 169 (Thursday, August 30, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44263-44264]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18815]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board; Solicitation for Members of the NOAA 
Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory 
Board.

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SUMMARY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science 
Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee 
with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Oceans, Atmosphere, and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range 
strategies for research, education, and application of science to 
resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The 
SAB consists of approximately fifteen members reflecting the full 
breadth of NOAA's areas of responsibility and assists NOAA in 
maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues 
critical to the agency's missions.

DATES: Nominations should be sent to the web address specified below 
and must be received by October 15, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted electronically to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459, Email: [email protected]); or visit the NOAA SAB 
website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At this time, individuals are sought with 
expertise in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and data 
management; weather modeling and data assimilation; remote/autonomous 
sensing technology;

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ocean exploration science and technology; and `omics science. 
Individuals with expertise in other NOAA mission areas are also welcome 
to apply.
    Composition and Points of View: The Board will consist of 
approximately fifteen members, including a Chair, designated by the 
Under Secretary in accordance with FACA requirements.
    Members will be appointed for three-year terms, renewable once, and 
serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. If a member resigns 
before the end of his or her first term, the vacancy appointment shall 
be for the remainder of the unexpired term, and shall be renewable 
twice if the unexpired term is less than one year. Members will be 
appointed as special government employees (SGEs) and will be subject to 
the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members are reimbursed for 
actual and reasonable travel and per diem expenses incurred in 
performing such duties but will not be reimbursed for their time. As a 
Federal Advisory Committee, the Board's membership is required to be 
balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to be 
performed as well as the interests of geographic regions of the country 
and the diverse sectors of U.S. society.
    The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of 
teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group 
meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB 
working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA 
Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA's research 
enterprise.
    Nominations: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third 
parties.
    Applications: An application is required to be considered for Board 
membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third 
party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) The 
nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact 
information; (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; (3) a short 
description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice 
being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a current resume 
(maximum length four [4] pages).

    Dated: August 23, 2018.
David Holst,
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-18815 Filed 8-29-18; 8:45 am]
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