Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with August anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received requests to revoke two antidumping duty orders in part.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, October 28, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, October 29, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Institute, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The theme for the meeting is ``NIST's Roles in Innovation and NIST's Strategic Plan.'' The agenda will include an update on NIST, presentations on Safety at NIST, a review of NIST's roles in innovation, a review of NIST's external relationships, and an overview of NIST's Strategic Plan, followed by an update on the Biosciences Strategic Plan, the status of the Nanotechnology Strategic Plan, and a presentation on the NIST Facilities Strategic Plan. Guest speakers have been invited to address the benefits and potential benefits of selected NIST partnerships. Other agenda items include laboratory tours and a VCAT feedback session on draft recommendations for the 2008 Annual Report. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/ director/vcat/agenda.htm.
Revisions to the Unverified List-Guidance as to “Red Flags” Under Supplement No. 3 to 15 CFR Part 732
On June 14, 2002, the Bureau of Industry and Security (``BIS'') published a notice in the Federal Register that set forth a list of persons in foreign countries who were parties to past export transactions where pre-license checks (``PLC'') or post-shipment verifications (``PSV'') could not be conducted for reasons outside the control of the U.S. Government (``Unverified List''). Additionally, on July 16, 2004, BIS published a notice in the Federal Register that advised exporters that the Unverified List would also include persons in foreign countries in transactions where BIS is not able to verify the existence or authenticity of the end-user, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or other party to the transaction. These notices advised exporters that the involvement of a listed person as a party to a proposed transaction constitutes a ``red flag'' as described in the guidance set forth in Supplement No. 3 to 15 CFR Part 732, requiring heightened scrutiny by the exporter before proceeding with such a transaction. The notices also stated that, when warranted, BIS would remove persons from the Unverified List. This notice removes one entity from the Unverified List based upon recently conducted PSVs or scheduled PSVs. The entity is: Fuchs Oil Middle East Ltd., P.O. Box 7955, Sharjah Airport Intl. Free Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2009
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to add proposal format requirements, place a limit on proposed indirect costs, further clarify cost sharing requirements and change the full proposal submission deadline to November 3, 2008 for the solicitation ``Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program,'' in order to give the public more time to respond to these new requirements. The initial solicitation, which was originally announced in the Federal Register on July 11, 2008, gave a proposal due date of October 1, 2008.
General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement
NMFS announces a meeting, via teleconference, of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in October 2008. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
2010 Census Advisory Committee
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the 2010 Census Advisory Committee. Committee members will address policy, research, and technical issues related to 2010 Decennial Census Programs. Working groups will be convened to assist in planning efforts for the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey. Last-minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance notification of schedule changes.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School Training Operations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Eglin Air Force Base (EAFB) for the take of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School (NEODS) training operations at EAFB, Florida.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Bycatch/Limited Access Committee; its Ecosystems Committee; its Research Set-Aside Committee; its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee; its Law Enforcement Committee; and, its Executive Committee will hold public meetings.
National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Proposed Stockpile Disposals for Fiscal Year 2010
This notice is to advise the public that the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of the proposed disposal levels of excess materials for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Annual Materials Plan.