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Operations, Office 9, titled 2005/2006 People’s Republic of China, 59 FR 22585 under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a
antidumping Duty New Shipper Review (May 2, 1994). Under the separate rates certificate regarding the reimbursement
of the Antidumping Duty Order on criteria, the Department assigns separate of antidumping duties prior to
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the rates in NME cases only if the liquidation of the relevant entries
People’s Republic of China: Bona Fide respondent can demonstrate the absence during this review period. Failure to
analysis of the Sale(s) Reported by of both de jure and de facto comply with this requirement could
Weishan Hongrun Aquatic Food Co., governmental control over export result in the Secretary’s presumption
Ltd. (February 22, 2007). The activities. that reimbursement of antidumping
Department received no comments on By failing to allow the Department to duties occurred and the subsequent
its preliminary decision to rescind the verify the accuracy of their submissions, assessment of double antidumping
new shipper review of Weishan Leping Lotai, Nanjing Merry, and duties.
Hongrun, based on the totality of the Shanghai Strong did not demonstrate These reviews and notice are in
circumstances of the sale and the non- that they are free of government control accordance with sections 751(a)(1),
bona fide nature of the transaction. and, therefore, are not eligible to receive 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and
Additionally, prior to the Preliminary a separate rate. In the notices of 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).
Rescission, Leping Lotai, Nanjing Merry, initiation, the Department stated that an
Dated: May 4, 2007.
and Shanghai Strong all submitted exporter unable to demonstrate the
letters to the Department indicating they Stephen J. Claeys,
company’s eligibility for a separate rate
would not permit verification of the does not meet the requirements of 19 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import
information placed on the record of the Administration.
CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii) and its new
reviews. By not permitting the shipper review will be rescinded. See [FR Doc. 07–2340 Filed 5–10–07; 8:45 am]
Department to verify the accuracy of the Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M
information each submitted to the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of
Department, Leping Lotai, Nanjing Antidumping Duty New Shipper
Merry, and Shanghai Strong each failed Reviews, 71 FR 26453 (May 5, 2006) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
to establish that they qualified for a (‘‘May 5, 2006, Initiation Notice’’); see
separate rate. See Memorandum to Minority Business Development
also Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat Agency
James C. Doyle, Director, AD/CVD From the People’s Republic of China:
Operations, Office 9, from Scot T. Initiation of Antidumping Duty New [Docket No: 070503107–7108–01]
Fullerton and Prentiss Lee Smith, Case Shipper Review, 71 FR 30866 (May 31,
Analysis, through Christopher D. Riker, 2006). Therefore, the Department Solicitation of Applications for the
Program Manager, titled Freshwater preliminarily rescinded the new shipper North Carolina, New Mexico and
Crawfish Tail Meat from The People’s reviews of Leping Lotai, Nanjing Merry, Oklahoma Native American Business
Republic of China: Intent to Rescind the and Shanghai Strong. The Department Enterprise Centers (NABECs)
New Shipper Review of Leping Lotai received no comments on its AGENCY: Minority Business
Foods Co. (February 22, 2007); preliminary decision that Leping Development Agency, Commerce.
Memorandum to James C. Doyle, Lotai’s, Nanjing Merry’s, and Shanghai
Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, ACTION: Notice.
Strong’s reviews should be rescinded as
from Scot T. Fullerton and Prentiss Lee they did not qualify for a separate rate. SUMMARY: In accordance with 15 U.S.C.
Smith, Case analysts, through
Changes Since the Preliminary Results 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the
Christopher D. Riker, Program Manager,
Minority Business Development Agency
titled Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat We have made no changes to our (MBDA) is soliciting competitive
from The People’s Republic of China: preliminary decision to rescind the new applications from organizations to
Intent to Rescind the New Shipper shipper reviews of Weishan Hongrun, operate a Native American Business
Review of nanjing Merry Trading Co., Leping Lotai, Nanjing Merry and Enterprise Center (NABEC) in the
Ltd. (February 22, 2007); Memorandum Shanghai Strong. specified locations and geographical
to James C. Doyle, Director, AD/CVD
Assessment of Antidumping Duties service areas (see SUPPLEMENTARY
Operations, Office 9, from Scot T.
Fullerton and Prentiss Lee Smith, Case A cash deposit of 223.01 percent ad
analysts, through Christopher D. Riker, valorem shall be collected for any through the use of business consultants
Program Manager, titled Freshwater entries produced/exported by Leping and provides a range of technical
Crawfish Tail Meat from The People’s Lotai/Leping Lotai, Anhui Hengda assistance services directly to Native
Republic of China: Intent to Rescind the Foodstuffs Co. Ltd./Nanjing Merry, American- and other minority-owned
New Shipper Review of Shanghai Weishan Hongrun/Weishan Hongrun, businesses. Responsibility for ensuring
Strong International Trading Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Hongda Aquatic Food Co., that applications in response to this
(February 22, 2007). Ltd./Shanghai Strong.2 The Department competitive solicitation are complete
To establish whether a company and received by MBDA on time is the
will issue appropriate assessment
operating in a non-market economy sole responsibility of the applicant.
instructions directly to CBP within 15
(‘‘NME’’) is sufficiently independent Applications submitted must be to
days of the publication of this notice.
from the Government to be eligible for operate a NABEC and to provide
a separate rate, the Department analyzes Notification to Importers business consultation to eligible clients.
each exporting entity under the test This notice serves as a final reminder Applications that do not meet these
established in the Final Determination to importers of their responsibility requirements will be rejected. This is
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: not a grant program to help start an
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Sparklers From the People’s Republic of 2 The Preliminary Rescission erroneously individual business.
China, 56 FR 20588 (May 6, 1991), as indicated that Nanjing Merry produced the subject DATES: The closing date for receipt of
merchandise it exported during the POR. This
amplified by the Notice of Final merchandise, in fact, was produced by Anhui
applications is Friday, June 15, 2007.
Determination of Sales at Less Than Hengda Foodstuffs Co. Ltd. See, e.g., May 5, 2006, Completed applications must be
Fair Value: Silicon Carbide from the Initiation Notice. received by MBDA no later than 5 p.m.

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Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) at Development—NABEC Program region covers the states of North
the address below for paper submission (extension 1940), HCHB, Room 1874, Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida,
or at for electronic Entrance #10, 15th Street, NW., Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina
submission. The due date and time is Washington, DC (Between Pennsylvania and Tennessee. It also covers Puerto
the same for electronic submissions as and Constitution Avenues). Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
it is for paper submissions. The date U.S. Department of Commerce ‘‘hand- Contact: John Iglehart, Acting Regional
that applications will be deemed to have delivery’’ policies state that Federal Director, ANEC at 404–730–3300.
been submitted electronically shall be Express, UPS, and DHL overnight SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
the date and time received at services submitted to the address listed
Background Applicants should save and above (Entrance #10) cannot be
print the proof of submission they accepted. These policies should be MBDA published a Federal Register
receive from Applications taken into consideration when utilizing notice on August 29, 2003 (68 FR
received after the closing date will not their services. MBDA will not accept 51981), as amended on September 30,
be considered. Anticipated time for applications that are submitted by the 2003 (68 FR 56267), February 11, 2004
processing is ninety (90) days from the deadline but rejected due to (69 FR 6644) and February 19, 2004 (69
date of publication of this notice. MBDA Departmental hand-delivery policies. FR 7726), soliciting competitive
anticipates that awards for the North The applicant must adhere to these applications for operators of the
Carolina NABEC, New Mexico NABEC policies in order for his/her application following eight NABDCs (now
and the Oklahoma NABEC will be made to receive consideration for award. NABECs): Arizona Statewide NABDC,
with a start date of August 1, 2007. (2) Electronic Submission: Applicants California Statewide NABDC,
Pre-Application Conference: In are encouraged to submit their proposal Minnesota/Iowa Statewide NABDC,
connection with this solicitation, a pre- electronically at New Mexico Statewide NABDC, North
application teleconference will be held Electronic submissions should be made Carolina/Cherokee/Ashville NABDC,
on Friday, May 18, 2007. Participants in accordance with the instructions North/South Dakota Statewide NABDC,
must register at least 24 hours in available at (see http:// Northwest NABDC and the Oklahoma
advance of the teleconference. Please for Statewide NABDC. This competition
visit the MBDA Internet Portal at detailed information). MBDA strongly resulted in financial assistance awards (MBDA Portal) for recommends that applicants not wait (cooperative agreements) being issued
registration instructions. A copy of the until the application deadline date to for all eight locations, with a three-year
MBDA panel evaluation tool and a begin the application process through award period of January 1, 2004 through
summary of the questions and answers, in some cases, the process December 31, 2006.
from the pre-application conference will for completing an online application On September 6, 2006, MBDA
be available through the MBDA Portal as may require 3–5 working days. published a Federal Register notice (71
soon as practicable following the FR 52529) soliciting competitive
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For applications for operators of four
conference. further information, please visit regional NABECs (in place of the eight
ADDRESSES: (1a) Paper Submission—If MBDA’s Minority Business Internet prior NABECs) for the next three-year
Mailed: If the application is sent by Portal at Paper award period commencing January 1,
postal mail or overnight delivery service applications and Standard Forms (SF) 2007. However, on October 25, 2006,
by the applicant or its representative, may be obtained by contacting the MBDA published a Federal Register
one (1) signed original plus two (2) MBDA National Enterprise Center (NEC) notice (71 FR 62420) (i) cancelling the
copies of the application must be for the area where the Applicant is September 6, 2006 solicitation and (ii)
submitted. Completed application located (see Agency Contacts below) or amending the original competitive
packages must be mailed to: Office of by visiting the MBDA Portal at solicitation to extend the total project
Business Development—NABEC Standard Forms 424, award period for all eight of the original
Program, Office of Executive Secretariat, 424A, 424B can also be obtained at NABECs from three years to four years.
HCHB, Room 5063, Minority Business Forms CD–511 MBDA took these actions in order to
Development Agency, U.S. Department and CD–346 may be obtained at provide the Agency with a sufficient
of Commerce, 14th Street and Form SF–LLL can opportunity to solicit input from its
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, be obtained at stakeholders regarding any proposed
DC 20230. omb/grants. program changes to be implemented
Applicants are advised that Agency Contacts: during the next three-year award period.
Department of Commerce mail security 1. Office of Business Development, Operators of five of the eight NABECs
measures may delay receipt of United 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., accepted MBDA’s invitation to extend
States Postal Service mail for up to two Room 5075, Washington, DC 20230. the original award period for an
weeks. Applicants may wish to use a Contact: Efrain Gonzalez, Program additional year, while the operators of
guaranteed overnight delivery service. Manager at 202–482–1940. the North Carolina/Ashville/Cherokee
Department of Commerce delivery 2. Dallas National Enterprise Center NABEC, New Mexico Statewide NABEC
policies for Federal Express, UPS, and (DNEC), 1100 Commerce Street, Room and Oklahoma Statewide NABEC
DHL overnight services require the 726, Dallas, TX 75242. This region declined MBDA’s invitation.
packages to be sent to the address above. covers the states of Arkansas, Colorado, This Notice solicits competitive
(1b) Paper Submission—If Hand- Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North applications for the North Carolina
Delivered: If the application is hand- Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, NABEC, New Mexico NABEC and the
delivered by the applicant or his/her Utah and Wyoming. Contact: John Oklahoma NABEC. This Notice replaces
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representative, one (1) signed original Iglehart, Regional Director, DNEC at in its entirety the previously published
plus two (2) copies of the application 214–767–8001. competitive solicitation for the North
must be delivered to: U.S. Department 3. Atlanta National Enterprise Center Carolina NABEC, New Mexico NABEC
of Commerce, Minority Business (ANEC), 401 W. Peachtree Street, NW., and Oklahoma NABEC projects,
Development Agency, Office of Business Suite 1715, Atlanta, GA 30308. This although it generally adheres to

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previous programmatic requirements Geographic Service Areas

with updates being made to the The NABEC will be located and will
computer requirements. provide services in the following
geographic areas:

NABEC name Location of NABEC Geographic service area

North Carolina NABEC ...................................... Cherokee/Asheville, Charlotte, Lumberton or State of North Carolina.
Pembroke, NC.
New Mexico NABEC ......................................... Albuquerque, Farmington or Gallup, NM ......... State of New Mexico.
Oklahoma NABEC ............................................. Oklahoma City or Tulsa, OK ............................ State of Oklahoma.

Electronic Access may require additional time (e.g., 3–5 (c) Applicants who demonstrate an
A link to the full text of the working days). The date that innovative approach (consistent with
Announcement of Federal Funding applications will be deemed to have overall NABEC program requirements)
Opportunity (FFO) for this solicitation been submitted electronically shall be to limit barriers to market and capital
may be accessed at http:// the date and time received at access for Native American- and other, at http:// Applicants should save and eligible minority-owned businesses., or by contacting the print the proof of submission they
receive from Applications Funding Availability
appropriate MBDA representative
identified above. The FFO contains a received after the closing date and time
MBDA anticipates that a total of
full and complete description of the will not be considered.
approximately $611,000 will be
NABEC Program requirements. In order Funding Priorities available in FY 2007 for financial
to receive proper consideration, assistance awards under this
applicants must comply with all Preference may be given during the
selection process to applications which competition. Specific funding levels for
information and requirements contained
address the following MBDA funding the North Carolina NABEC, New Mexico
in the FFO. Applicants will be able to
access, download and submit electronic priorities: NABEC and Oklahoma NABEC are set
grant applications for the NABEC ( a) Applicants who submit proposals forth in the below table. The anticipated
Program in this announcement at with a scope of work for the project start date for all awards under this MBDA strongly exceeding the minimum work competition is August 1, 2007 and the
recommends that applicants not wait requirements in the FFO; total award period is anticipated to be
until the application deadline date to (b) Applicants who submit proposals twelve (12) months (e.g., August 1, 2007
begin the application process through that include performance goals that through July 31, 2008). The maximum as in some cases the process exceed the minimum performance goal Federal funding amount for each
for completing an online application requirements in the FFO; or NABEC project is as follows:

August 1, 2007 through July 31, 2008

Project name Estimated pro- Non-Federal
Federal share
gram cost share *

North Carolina NABEC ................................................................................................................ $188,000 $188,000 N/A

New Mexico NABEC .................................................................................................................... 188,000 188,000 N/A
Oklahoma NABEC ....................................................................................................................... 235,000 235,000 N/A
* Encouraged, but not required.

Publication of this notice does not educational institutions are eligible to Program are Native Americans, Eskimos,
obligate the Department of Commerce or operate NABECs. African Americans, Puerto Ricans,
MBDA to award any specific Spanish-speaking Americans, Aleuts,
Program Description
cooperative agreement or to obligate all Asian Pacific Americans, Asian Indians
or any part of available funds. MBDA is soliciting competitive and Hasidic Jews. References
applications from organizations to throughout this notice regarding a
Authority: Executive Order 11625 and 15
operate Native American Business NABEC’s provision of services and
U.S.C. 1512.
Enterprise Centers (formerly known as assistance to Native American clients
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance also includes the eligible non-Native
Native American Business Development
(CFDA): 11.801, Native American Business American clients listed in the preceding
Centers) (NABDC)) under its Native
Enterprise Centers. sentence. No service may be denied to
American Business Enterprise Center
Eligibility (NABEC) Program. The NABEC will any member of the eligible groups listed
operate through the use of trained above.
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For-profit entities (including sole- professional business consultants who The NABEC Program requirements
proprietorships, partnerships, and will assist Native American and other increase the impact of the project by
corporations), non-profit organizations, minority entrepreneurs through direct requiring that project operators deploy
state and local government entities, client engagements. Entrepreneurs standardized business assistance
American Indian Tribes, and eligible for assistance under the NABEC services to the Native American and

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minority business public directly, Client fees; (2) cash contributions; (3) • Native American Advocacy—
develop a network of strategic non-cash applicant contributions; and/ experience and expertise in advocating
partnerships and provide strategic or (4) third party in-kind contributions. on behalf of Native American
business consulting within the The NABEC may (but is not required to) businesses, both as to specific
geographic service area. These charge client fees for services rendered. transactions in which a Native
requirements will be used to generate Client fees (if imposed) shall be used American business seeks to engage, and
increased results with respect to towards meeting cost share as to broad market advocacy for the
financing and contracts awarded to requirements and must be used in benefit of the Native American
Native American and minority-owned furtherance of the program objectives. community at large (5 points); and
firms and thus, are a key component of Applicants will be awarded up to five • Key Staff—assessment of the
this program. (5) bonus points to the extent that the qualifications, experience and proposed
The NABEC Program also proposed project budget includes a non- role of staff who will operate the
incorporates an entrepreneurial Federal cost-share contribution, NABEC. In particular, an assessment
approach to building market stability measured as a percentage of the overall will be made to determine whether
and improving quality of services project budget (see Evaluation Criteria proposed staff possesses the expertise in
delivered. This strategy expands the below). utilizing information systems as
reach of the NABECs by requiring contemplated under the heading
project operators to develop and build Evaluation Criteria
entitled, ‘‘Computer Requirements’’ (10
upon strategic alliances with public and Applications will be evaluated and points).
private sector partners, as a means of selected for funding based on the
reaching out and serving Native following criteria. An application must 2. Resources (20 Points)
American and minority-owned firms receive at least 70% of the total points The applicant’s proposal will be
with rapid growth potential within the available for each evaluation criterion, evaluated according to the following
project’s geographic service area. The in order for the application to be criteria:
NABEC Program leverages the full considered for funding. The maximum • Resources—discuss those resources
benefit of telecommunications number of total points for each (not included as part of the cost-sharing
technology, including the Internet and a evaluation criterion is provided below. arrangement) that will be used (10
variety of online computer-based The number of points assigned to each points);
resources, to dramatically increase the evaluation criterion will be determined • Partners—discuss how you plan to
level of service that the NABECs on a competitive basis by the MBDA establish and maintain the network of
provide to Native American and review panel based on the quality of the five (5) Strategic Partners (5 points);
minority-owned firms. In addition, application with respect to each
MBDA will establish specialized • Equipment—discuss how you plan
criterion. The maximum total of points to accomplish the computer hardware
advanced programs for growth that can be earned is 105, including a
assistance to clients with the capacity to and software requirements (5 points).
maximum of five (5) bonus points for
grow and expand. These programs are applications proposing a non-federal 3. Techniques and Methodologies (25
designed to foster growth assistance for cost share. Points)
its clients. The NABEC will also
encourage collaboration and referrals of 1. Applicant Capability (45 Points) The applicant’s proposal will be
clients and non-clients that meet the evaluated as follows:
The applicant’s proposal will be
requirements of these specialized evaluated with respect to the applicant • Performance Measures—relate each
programs and other MBDA sponsored firm’s experience and expertise in performance measure to the financial,
networks. This will provide a providing the work requirements listed. information and market resources
comprehensive approach to serving the Specifically, the proposals will be available in the geographic service area
emerging sector of the Native American evaluated as follows: to the applicant and how the
business community. • Native American Community— performance goals will be met. Specific
MBDA’s new strategic growth experience in and knowledge of the attention should be placed on the Dollar
initiative is focused on serving emerging Native American and minority business Value of Transactions. This goal
Native American and minority firms sector and strategies for enhancing its represents the sum of (a) Dollar Value of
capable of impacting economic growth growth and expansion (5 points); Financial Transactions and (b) Dollar
and employment. MBDA wants to • Business Consulting—experience in Value of Gross Receipts. Dollar Value of
ensure that NABEC clients are receiving and knowledge of business consulting of Transactions, Dollar Value of Financial
a consistent level of service throughout Native American and minority firms (10 Transactions and Dollar Value of Gross
its funded network. To that end, MBDA points); Receipts are defined in Section I.F. of
will require NABEC consultants to • Financing—experience in and the FFO under Performance Measures.
attend a series of training courses knowledge of the preparation and When proposing the minimum goal
designed to achieve standardized formulation of successful financial under Dollar Value of Transactions, the
services and quality expectations. transactions (5 points); applicant is given the flexibility to
Please refer to the FFO for this • Procurements and Contracting— address the percentage breakdown for
competitive solicitation for additional experience in and knowledge of the items (a) and (b) above within a specific
programmatic information. public and private sector contracting range—not more than 60% and not less
opportunities for Native American and than 40%. The applicant should
Match Requirements minority businesses (5 points); consider existing market conditions and
It is not required that an applicant for • Financing Networks—resources and its strategy to achieve the goal. The
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a NABEC award propose a non-Federal professional relationships within the applicant may vary the percentage
cost share contribution. An applicant corporate, banking and investment breakdown for items (a) and (b) above as
may, however, propose a cost-share community that may be beneficial to long as the sum meets the required
contribution in any of the following four Native American and minority-owned performance goal as provided in the
means or in any combination thereof: (1) firms (5 points); FFO (15 points);

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• Plan of Action—provide specific forms, signatures and documentation accessing the Web site at
detail on how the applicant will start are present.
operations. NABECs have thirty (30) 2. Panel Review—Each application
Department of Commerce Pre-Award
days to become fully operational after will receive an independent, objective
Notification Requirements for Grants
an award is made. Fully operational review by a panel qualified to evaluate
and Cooperative Agreements
means that all staff are hired, all signs the applications submitted. MBDA
are up, all items of furniture and anticipates that the review panel will be The Department of Commerce Pre-
equipment are in place and operational, made up of at least three independent Award Notification Requirements for
all necessary forms are developed (e.g., reviewers who are Federal employees Grants and Cooperative Agreements
client engagement letters, other standard who will review all applications based contained in the Federal Register notice
correspondence, etc.), and the center is on the above evaluation criteria. Each of December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78389) are
ready to open its doors to the public (5 reviewer will evaluate and provide a applicable to this solicitation.
points); score for each proposal. In order for an Paperwork Reduction Act
• Work Requirement Execution application to be considered for
Plan—The applicant will be evaluated funding, it shall need to achieve 70% of This document contains collection-of-
on how effectively and efficiently all the available points for each evaluation information requirements subject to the
staff time will be used to achieve the criterion. Failure to achieve the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The
work requirements (5 points). minimum required points will deem the use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B,
SF–LLL, and CD–346 have been
4. Proposed Budget and Supporting application as unsuccessful.
3. Final Recommendation—The approved by OMB under the respective
Budget Narrative (10 Points) control numbers 0348–0043, 0348–0044,
MBDA National Director makes the final
The applicant’s proposal will be recommendation to the Department of 0348–0040, 0348–0046, and 0605–0001.
evaluated on the following sub-criteria: Commerce Grants Officer regarding the Notwithstanding any other provisions of
• Reasonableness, allowability and funding of applications, taking into law, no person is required to respond to,
allocability of costs. All of the proposed account the selection criteria as outlined nor shall any person be subject to a
expenditures must be discussed and the penalty for failure to comply with a
in this notice and the following:
budget line item narrative must match A. Evaluations and rankings of the collection of information subject to the
the proposed budget. Fringe benefits independent review panel; Paperwork Reduction Act unless that
and other percentage item calculations B. Funding Priorities. The National collection displays a currently valid
must match the proposed budget line- Director (or his designee) reserves the OMB Control Number.
item (5 points); and right to conduct a site visit (subject to Executive Order 12866
• Performance Based Budget. Discuss the availability of funding) to applicant
how the budget is related to the This notice has been determined to be
organizations receiving at least 70% of not significant for purposes of E.O.
accomplishment of the work the total points available for each
requirements and the performance 12866.
evaluation criterion, in order to make a
measures. Provide a budget narrative better assessment of the organization’s Administrative Procedure Act/
that clearly shows the connections (5 capability to achieve the funding Regulatory Flexibility Act
points). priorities for this competition; and Prior notice and an opportunity for
Bonus for Non-Federal Cost Sharing C. Availability of funding. public comment are not required by the
(maximum of 5 points): Non-Federal
Intergovernmental Review Administrative Procedure Act for rules
cost sharing is not required under the
concerning public property, loans,
NABEC program. However, applicants Applications under this program are grants, benefits, or contracts (5 U.S.C.
will be awarded bonus points to the not subject to Executive Order 12372, 533(a)(2)). Because notice and
extent that the proposed overall project ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal opportunity for comment are not
budget includes non-Federal Programs.’’ required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 533 or any
contributions, measured as a percentage
Limitation of Liability other law, the analytical requirements of
of the overall project budget (i.e., the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C
Federal and non-Federal shares). In no event will the Department of
601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore,
Specifically, a maximum of five (5) Commerce or MBDA be responsible for
a regulatory flexibility analysis is not
bonus points will be awarded based on proposal preparation costs if this
required and has not been prepared.
the following scale: more than 0—less program is cancelled because of other
than 5%—1 point; 5% or more—less Agency priorities. Publication of this Dated: May 8, 2007.
than 10%—2 points; 10% or more—less announcement does not oblige the Ronald N. Langston,
than 15%—3 points; 15% or more—less Department of Commerce or MBDA to National Director, Minority Business
than 20%—4 points; and 20% or more— award any specific project or to obligate Development Agency.
5 points. The non-Federal contributions any available funds. [FR Doc. E7–9096 Filed 5–10–07; 8:45 am]
(if proposed) may consist of one or more BILLING CODE 3510–21–P
Universal Identifier
of the following: (1) Client fees; (2) cash
contributions; (3) non-cash applicant Applicants should be aware that they
contributions; and/or (4) third party in- will be required to provide a Dun and DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
kind contributions, and must be Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering
system (DUNS) number during the National Institute of Standards and
adequately identified and documented
application process. See the June 27, Technology
in the application
2003 Federal Register notice (68 FR
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Review and Selection Process Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige

38402) for additional information.
National Quality Award
1. Initial Screening—Prior to the Organizations can receive a DUNS
formal paneling process, each number at no cost by calling the AGENCY: National Institute of Standards
application will receive an initial dedicated toll-free DUNS Number and Technology, Department of
screening to ensure that all required request line at 1–866–705–5711 or by Commerce.

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