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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2007 / Notices 70303

with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues LWTP from the PRC. Under section sole responsibility of the applicant.
to govern business proprietary 703(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as Applications submitted must be to
information in this segment of the amended (the Act), the Department may operate an MBOC and to provide
proceeding. Timely written notification extend the period for reaching a business assistance and brokering
of the return/destruction of APO preliminary determination in a services to eligible clients. Applications
materials or conversion to judicial countervailing duty investigation until that do not meet these requirements will
protective order is hereby requested. not later than the 130th day after the be rejected. This is not a grant program
Failure to comply with the regulations date on which the administering to help start or to further an individual
and terms of an APO is a violation authority initiates an investigation if the business.
which is subject to sanction. petitioner makes a timely request for an DATES: The closing date for receipt of
These amended final results are extension of the period within which applications is January 18, 2008 at 5
published in accordance with sections the determination must be made under p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. subsection (b) (section 703(b) of the Completed applications must be
Dated: November 30, 2007. Act). Pursuant to section 351.205(e) of received by MBDA at the address below
the Department’s regulations, the for paper submissions or at
David M. Spooner,
petitioners’ request for postponement of for electronic
Assistant Secretary for Import the preliminary determination was
Administration. submissions. The due date and time is
made 25 days or more before the the same for electronic submissions as
[FR Doc. E7–23964 Filed 12–10–07; 8:45 am] scheduled date of the preliminary
it is for paper submissions. The date
determination. Accordingly, we are that applications will be deemed to have
extending the due date for the been submitted electronically shall be
preliminary determination by 65 days to the date and time received at
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE no later than March 7, 2008. Applicants should save and
This notice is issued and published print the proof of submission they
International Trade Administrastion
pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act.
receive from Applications
[C–570–921] Dated: December 4, 2007. received after the closing date and time
Lightweight Thermal Paper from the Stephen J. Claeys, will not be considered. Anticipated time
People’s Republic of China: Notice of Acting Assistant Secretary for Import for processing is sixty (60) days from the
Administration. close of the competition period. MBDA
Postponement of Preliminary
Determination in the Countervailing [FR Doc. E7–23958 Filed 12–10–07; 8:45 am] anticipates that awards under this
Duty Investigation BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S notice will be made with a start date of
April 1, 2008.
AGENCY: Import Administration, Pre-Application Conference: In
International Trade Administration, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE connection with this solicitation, a pre-
Department of Commerce. application teleconference will be held
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 11, 2007. Minority Business Development on December 18, 2007 at 1 p.m. (EST).
Agency Participants must register at least 24
David Neubacher or Scott Holland, AD/ [Docket No.: 071205803–7804–01] hours in advance of the teleconference
CVD Operations, Office 1, Import and may participate in person or by
Administration, International Trade Solicitation of Applications for the telephone. Please visit the MBDA
Administration, U.S. Department of Minority Business Opportunity Center Internet Portal at
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution (MBOC) Program (MBDA Portal) or contact an MBDA
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; AGENCY: Minority Business representative listed below for
telephone: (202) 482–5823 and (202) Development Agency, Commerce. registration instructions.
482–1279, respectively. ACTION: Notice. ADDRESSES: (1a) Paper Submission—If
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mailed: If the application is sent by
SUMMARY: In accordance with 15 U.S.C. postal mail or overnight delivery service
Background Section 1512 and Executive Order by the applicant or its representative,
On October 29, 2007, the Department 11625, the Minority Business one (1) signed original, plus two (2)
of Commerce (the Department) initiated Development Agency (MBDA) is copies of the application must be
the countervailing duty investigation of soliciting competitive applications from submitted. Applicants are encouraged to
lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from organizations to operate a Minority also submit an electronic copy of the
the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Business Opportunity Center (MBOC) in proposal, budget and budget narrative
See Notice of Initiation of the locations and geographical service on a CD–ROM to facilitate the
Countervailing Duty Investigation: areas specified in this notice. The processing of applications. Completed
Lightweight Thermal Paper from the MBOC operates through the use of application packages must be mailed to:
People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 62209 business consultants and provides Office of Business Development—
(November 2, 2007). Currently, the business assistance and brokering MBOC Program, Office of Executive
preliminary determination is due no services directly to eligible minority- Secretariat, HCHB, Room 5063, Minority
later than January 2, 2008. owned businesses. The MBOC Business Development Agency, U.S.
Program’s primary evaluation criterion Department of Commerce, 1401
Postponement of Due Date for is the dollar value of contracts and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
Preliminary Determination financial transactions awarded to DC 20230.
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On November 20, 2007, Appleton eligible minority business enterprises Applicants are advised that MBDA’s
Papers Inc. (petitioner) requested that (MBEs). Responsibility for ensuring that receipt of mail sent via the United States
the Department postpone the applications in response to this Postal Service may be substantially
preliminary determination of the competitive solicitation are complete delayed or suspended in delivery due to
countervailing duty investigation of and received by MBDA on time is the security measures. Applicants may

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