National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program-Proposed Revisions to the Personal Body Armor Laboratory Accreditation Program, 14876-14877 [2021-05687]

Download as PDF 14876 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 52 / Friday, March 19, 2021 / Notices For entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by exporters individually examined during this review, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the China-wide rate. If Commerce determines that an exporter under review had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number (i.e., at that exporter’s rate) will be liquidated at the China-wide rate.28 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of these reviews for shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the subject merchandise exported by the companies listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of review (except, if the rates are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on AFA, then the cash deposit to be required will be the simple average of the rates we determine for the final results); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporterspecific rate; (3) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the China-wide entity; and (4) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that nonChinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 28 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65695 (October 24, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Mar 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during these PORs. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is issuing and publishing the preliminary results of this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B), 751(a)(3) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: March 15, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments V. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Currency Conversion VII. Recommendation Appendix II DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program—Proposed Revisions to the Personal Body Armor Laboratory Accreditation Program National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: Companies Preliminarily Not Eligible for a Separate Rate and Treated as Part of the China-Wide Entity 1. ASHINE Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. 2. Danyang City Ou Di Ma Tools Co., Ltd. 3. Danyang Hantronic Import & Export Co., Ltd. 4. Danyang Huachang Diamond Tools Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 5. Danyang Like Tools Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 6. Danyang NYCL Tools Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 7. Danyang Tsunda Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. 8. Guilin Tebon Superhard Material Co., Ltd. Frm 00012 [FR Doc. 2021–05741 Filed 3–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Appendix I PO 00000 9. Hangzhou Deer King Industrial and Trading Co., Ltd. 10. Hangzhou Kingburg Import & Export Co., Ltd. 11. Hebei XMF Tools Group Co., Ltd. 12. Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Co., Ltd. 13. Henan Huanghe Whirlwind International Co., Ltd. 14. Hong Kong Hao Xin International Group Limited 15. Hubei Changjiang Precision Engineering Materials Technology Co., Ltd. 16. Hubei Sheng Bai Rui Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. 17. Huzhou Gu’s Import & Export Co., Ltd. 18. Jiangsu Huachang Diamond Tools Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 19. Jiangsu Inter-China Group Corporation 20. Jiangsu Youhe Tool Manufacturer Co., Ltd. 21. Orient Gain International Limited 22. Pantos Logistics (HK) Company Limited 23. Pujiang Talent Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. 24. Qingdao Hyosung Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. 25. Qingyuan Shangtai Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. 26. Qingdao Shinhan Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd. 27. Quanzhou Zhongzhi Diamond Tool Co., Ltd. 28. Rizhao Hein Saw Co., Ltd. 29. Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 30. Shanghai Jingquan Industrial Trade Co., Ltd. 31. Shanghai Starcraft Tools Co., Ltd. 32. Sino Tools Co., Ltd. 33. Wuhan Baiyi Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. 34. Wuhan Sadia Trading Co., Ltd. 35. Wuhan ZhaoHua Technology Co., Ltd. 36. Xiamen ZL Diamond Technology Co., Ltd. 37. ZL Diamond Technology Co., Ltd. 38. ZL Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) may approve modifications to a specific Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) when a request to modify the LAP is received. Modifications may include addition of tests, types of tests or standards that are directly relevant to the LAP. NVLAP has received a request SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 52 / Friday, March 19, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES to revise the name of its Personal Body Armor LAP to the Law Enforcement and Corrections Equipment LAP in order to better encompass the scope of this program. NVLAP has also received a request to expand the technology tested under this program to include rifle testing, helmet testing and shield testing. NIST seeks feedback from the public on these proposed revisions. DATES: Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed revisions must be submitted to: Chief, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2140, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–2140 or by sending email to nvlap@nist.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana S. Leaman, Chief, NIST/NVLAP, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2140, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–2140, Phone: (301) 975–4016 or email: dana.leaman@ nist.gov. Information regarding NVLAP and the accreditation process can be obtained from http://www.nist.gov/ nvlap. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background NIST administers NVLAP under regulations found in 15 CFR part 285. NVLAP provides an unbiased thirdparty evaluation and recognition of laboratory performance, as well as expert technical assistance to upgrade that performance, by accrediting calibration and testing laboratories found competent to perform specific calibrations or tests. NVLAP is comprised of a set of LAPs which are established on the basis of requests and demonstrated need. Each LAP includes specific calibration and/or test standards and related methods and protocols assembled to satisfy the unique needs for accreditation in the field of calibration, field of testing, product or service. Under NVLAP’s Procedures and General Requirements, available at https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/ nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.1502020.pdf, the Chief of NVLAP (Chief) may seek input from interested parties when proposed modifications to a LAP are analyzed. The NVLAP Personal Body Armor LAP was established in 2006 at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Office of Science and Technology. The LAP was developed to accredit laboratories for body armor testing in support of the NIJ Compliance Testing Program (CTP). Presently, the LAP encompasses accreditation of ballisticresistant body armor testing, stab- VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Mar 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 resistant body armor testing, and autoloading pistol testing. Based on the requests for modification to the Personal Body Armor LAP, the Chief has preliminarily determined that revision of the program name to the Law Enforcement and Corrections Equipment LAP is supported by the program stakeholder and the laboratories accredited in the current program. Additionally, the Chief has preliminarily determined that there is also support to expand testing in the program to include rifle testing, helmet testing and shield testing. II. Request for Comments NVLAP solicits comments on whether (a) the additional tests or calibrations, types of tests or calibrations, or standards requested are directly relevant to the LAP; (b) it is feasible and practical to accredit testing or calibration laboratories for the additional tests or calibrations, types of tests or calibrations, or standards; and (c) it is likely that laboratories will seek accreditation for the additional tests or calibrations, types of tests or calibrations, or standards. NVLAP also specifically invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed change to the name of the laboratory accreditation program will better reflect the testing encompassed under the LAP; and (b) whether the addition of accreditation for rifle testing, helmet testing and shield testing will support the NIJ’s CTP as it relates to the performance and safety of equipment for use in law enforcement and corrections applications. After analyzing the public comments, the Chief shall publish a Federal Register notice regarding a decision on whether the LAP will be revised. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b) & (c). Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2021–05687 Filed 3–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14877 Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to review the activities of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and develop an outline for their 2021 biennial report on the Effectiveness of NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/. DATES: The ACEHR will meet on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually via web conference. For instructions on how to participate in the meeting, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Faecke, Management and Program Analyst, NEHRP, Engineering Laboratory, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–8604. Ms. Faecke’s email address is tina.faecke@nist.gov and her phone number is (240) 477–9841. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7704(a)(5) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Committee is composed of 13 members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected for their established records of distinguished service in their professional community, their knowledge of issues affecting NEHRP, and to reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines, competencies, and communities involved in earthquake hazards reduction. In addition, the Chairperson of the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee serves as an exofficio member of the Committee. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the ACEHR will meet on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be open to the public, and will be held via web conference. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations. The primary purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to review the activities of NEHRP and develop an outline for their 2021 biennial report on the E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 52 (Friday, March 19, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program--Proposed 
Revisions to the Personal Body Armor Laboratory Accreditation Program

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Chief of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology's (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program 
(NVLAP) may approve modifications to a specific Laboratory 
Accreditation Program (LAP) when a request to modify the LAP is 
received. Modifications may include addition of tests, types of tests 
or standards that are directly relevant to the LAP. NVLAP has received 
a request

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to revise the name of its Personal Body Armor LAP to the Law 
Enforcement and Corrections Equipment LAP in order to better encompass 
the scope of this program. NVLAP has also received a request to expand 
the technology tested under this program to include rifle testing, 
helmet testing and shield testing. NIST seeks feedback from the public 
on these proposed revisions.

DATES: Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 19, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed revisions must be submitted to: 
Chief, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Stop 2140, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2140 or by sending email to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana S. Leaman, Chief, NIST/NVLAP, 100 
Bureau Drive, Stop 2140, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2140, Phone: (301) 975-
4016 or email: [email protected]. Information regarding NVLAP and 
the accreditation process can be obtained from http://www.nist.gov/nvlap.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    NIST administers NVLAP under regulations found in 15 CFR part 285. 
NVLAP provides an unbiased third-party evaluation and recognition of 
laboratory performance, as well as expert technical assistance to 
upgrade that performance, by accrediting calibration and testing 
laboratories found competent to perform specific calibrations or tests. 
NVLAP is comprised of a set of LAPs which are established on the basis 
of requests and demonstrated need. Each LAP includes specific 
calibration and/or test standards and related methods and protocols 
assembled to satisfy the unique needs for accreditation in the field of 
calibration, field of testing, product or service. Under NVLAP's 
Procedures and General Requirements, available at https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.150-2020.pdf, the Chief of 
NVLAP (Chief) may seek input from interested parties when proposed 
modifications to a LAP are analyzed.
    The NVLAP Personal Body Armor LAP was established in 2006 at the 
request of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) National Institute of 
Justice (NIJ) Office of Science and Technology. The LAP was developed 
to accredit laboratories for body armor testing in support of the NIJ 
Compliance Testing Program (CTP). Presently, the LAP encompasses 
accreditation of ballistic-resistant body armor testing, stab-resistant 
body armor testing, and autoloading pistol testing. Based on the 
requests for modification to the Personal Body Armor LAP, the Chief has 
preliminarily determined that revision of the program name to the Law 
Enforcement and Corrections Equipment LAP is supported by the program 
stakeholder and the laboratories accredited in the current program. 
Additionally, the Chief has preliminarily determined that there is also 
support to expand testing in the program to include rifle testing, 
helmet testing and shield testing.

II. Request for Comments

    NVLAP solicits comments on whether (a) the additional tests or 
calibrations, types of tests or calibrations, or standards requested 
are directly relevant to the LAP; (b) it is feasible and practical to 
accredit testing or calibration laboratories for the additional tests 
or calibrations, types of tests or calibrations, or standards; and (c) 
it is likely that laboratories will seek accreditation for the 
additional tests or calibrations, types of tests or calibrations, or 
standards. NVLAP also specifically invites comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed change to the name of the laboratory accreditation program 
will better reflect the testing encompassed under the LAP; and (b) 
whether the addition of accreditation for rifle testing, helmet testing 
and shield testing will support the NIJ's CTP as it relates to the 
performance and safety of equipment for use in law enforcement and 
corrections applications.
    After analyzing the public comments, the Chief shall publish a 
Federal Register notice regarding a decision on whether the LAP will be 
revised.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b) & (c).

Kevin A. Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2021-05687 Filed 3-18-21; 8:45 am]
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