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					     27494                         Federal Register / Vol. 66, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2001 / Notices

        Title: ‘‘Method and System for                      technology (U.S. Patent #5,427,988,                    suitable for use in treating fungal and
     Detecting and Recording Submicron                      Sengupta, et al.; June 27, 1995; Ceramic               protozoa diseases.
     Sized Particles.’’                                     Ferroelectric Composite Material—
        Description: A system and method for                                                                       Luz D. Ortiz,
                                                            BSTO–MgO). Anyone wishing to object
     detecting the presence of submicron                                                                           Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
                                                            to the granting of this license has 15
     sized particles in a sample taken from                 days from the date of this notice to file              [FR Doc. 01–12492 Filed 5–16–01; 8:45 am]
     the environment which includes a                       written objections along with                          BILLING CODE 3710–08–M
     means for collecting a sample from the                 supporting evidence, if any.
     environment and a means for purifying                  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
     and concentrating the submicron                        Michael D. Rausa, U.S. Army Research
     particles in a sample by purifying and                                                                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                                            Laboratory, Office of Research and
     concentrating the particles based on
                                                            Technology Applications. ATTN:                         Arbitration Panel Decision Under the
     size. The purified and concentrated
                                                            AMSRL–CS–TT/Bldg. 459, Aberdeen                        Randolph-Sheppard Act
     particles are detected with an apparatus
                                                            Proving Ground, Maryland 21005–5425,
     which includes an electrospray                                                                                AGENCY:  Department of Education.
                                                            Telephone: (410) 278–5028.
     assembly having an electrospray
     capillary, a differential mobility                     SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None.                       ACTION: Notice of arbitration panel
     analyzer which received the output                                                                            decision under the Randolph-Sheppard
                                                            Luz D. Ortiz,                                          Act.
     from the capillary, and a condensation                 Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
     particle device for counting the number                [FR Doc. 01–12491 Filed 5–16–01; 8:45 am]              SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that on
     of particles that pass through the                                                                            November 5, 1999, an arbitration panel
                                                            BILLING CODE 3710–08–M
     differential mobility analyzer. The                                                                           rendered a decision in the matter of
     system is intended to collect a sample                                                                        California Department of Rehabilitation
     containing submicron size particles                    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE                                  v. General Services Administration
     having a size from about 10 to about 350                                                                      (Docket No. R–S/97–11). This panel was
     nanometers and include submicron size                  Department of the Army                                 convened by the U.S. Department of
     particles selected form the group                                                                             Education pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 107d–
     consisting of viruses, prions,                         Availability for Non-Exclusive,                        1(b) upon receipt of a complaint filed by
     macromolecules, protein satellites, and                Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive                      petitioner, the California Department of
     virus fragments. Automated controls can                Licensing of U.S. Patent Application                   Rehabilitation.
     be utilized to control the flow of the                 Concerning Plant-Derived Anti-
     sample through the system.                             Parasitic and Antifungal Compounds                     FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: A copy of the
        Patent Application Number: 09/                      and Methods of Extracting the                          full text of the arbitration panel decision
     662,788.                                               Compounds                                              may be obtained from George F.
        Filed: September 15, 2000.                                                                                 Arsnow, U.S. Department of Education,
     FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr.                   AGENCY: U.S. Army Medical Research                     400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3230,
     John Biffoni, Intellectual Property                    and Materiel Command, DoD.                             Mary E. Switzer Building, Washington
     Attorney, U.S. Army SBCCOM, ATTN:                      ACTION: Notice.                                        DC 20202–2738. Telephone: (202) 205–
     AMSSB–CC (Bldg E4435), APG, MD                                                                                9317. If you use a telecommunications
     21010–5424, Phone: (410) 436–1158;                     SUMMARY: In accordance with 37 CFR                     device for the deaf (TDD), you may call
     FAX: 410–436–2534 or E-                                404.6, announcement is made of the                     the TDD number at (202) 205–8298.
     mail:John.Biffoni@                                     availability for licensing of U.S. Patent                 Individuals with disabilities may
     sbccom.apgea.army.mil.                                 Application No. 09/428,203 entitled                    obtain this document in an alternative
     SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None.                       ‘‘Plant-Derived Anti-parasitic and                     format (e.g., Braille, large print,
                                                            Antifungal Compounds and Methods of                    audiotape, or computer diskette) on
     Luz D. Ortiz,                                          Extracting Compounds’’ and filed May                   request to the contact person listed in
     Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.                 24, 2000. This patent application has                  the preceding paragraph.
     [FR Doc. 01–12490 Filed 5–16–01; 8:45 am]              been assigned to the United States
                                                            Government as represented by the                       Electronic Access to This Document
     BILLING CODE 3710–08–M
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                                                                                                                   is the document published in the Federal
     to Paratek Microwave, Inc., a                          are biologically active extracts from                  Register. Free Internet access to the official
     corporation having its principle place of              Aframomum aulocacarpus, Aframomum                      edition of the Federal Register and the Code
     business at 6935N Oakland Mills Rd.,                   danelli, Dracaena arborea, Eupatorium                  of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
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                                   Federal Register / Vol. 66, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2001 / Notices                                               27495

     SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:     Pursuant                   The SLA alleged that the closure of                   The views and opinions expressed by
     to the Randolph-Sheppard Act (20                       the IRS cafeteria violated the Act and                 the panel do not necessarily represent
     U.S.C. 107d–2(c)) (the Act), the                       the terms of the permit. Additionally,                 the views and opinions of the U.S.
     Secretary publishes in the Federal                     the SLA alleged that GSA violated an                   Department of Education.
     Register a synopsis of each arbitration                agreement to give the SLA revenues                       Dated: May 11, 2001.
     panel decision affecting the                           from the operation of a portable coffee                Andrew J. Pepin,
     administration of vending facilities on                cart in the cafeteria area.
                                                                                                                   Executive Administrator for Special
     Federal and other property.                               The SLA filed a request to convene an               Education and Rehabilitative Services.
     Background                                             arbitration panel to hear this complaint.
                                                                                                                   [FR Doc. 01–12402 Filed 5–16–01; 8:45 am]
                                                            A Federal arbitration hearing on this
        This dispute concerns the alleged                   matter was held on December 15–18,                     BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
     violation by the General Services                      1998. A second hearing was convened
     Administration (GSA) in the                            on March 1–5, 1999 to conclude
     termination of the permit of the                       testimony.                                             DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
     California Department of Rehabilitation,
     the State licensing agency (SLA), to                   Arbitration Panel Decision                             Office of Fossil Energy
     operate a cafeteria at the Internal                       The majority of the panel, after
     Revenue Service (IRS) facility, in                                                                            National Petroleum Council
                                                            considering all of the evidence,
     Fresno, California. A summary of the                   concluded that the parties jointly agreed              AGENCY:   Department of Energy.
     facts is as follows: The SLA and GSA                   to a permit agreement rather than a                    ACTION:   Notice of open meeting.
     entered into an agreement to establish a               cafeteria contract for the vending facility
     cafeteria at the IRS Building, 5045 E.                                                                        SUMMARY: This notice announces a
                                                            at the IRS building. The panel further
     Butler Avenue, Fresno, California on                   found that, while IRS personnel were                   meeting of the National Petroleum
     November 1, 1995. The facility had been                interested in having a food court at the               Council. Federal Advisory Committee
     operated by a private vendor under                     facility, the SLA furnished the vendor                 Act (Public Law 92–463,86 Stat. 770)
     contract to GSA.                                       with equipment that essentially                        requires notice of these meetings be
        Although the vending facility was a                                                                        announced in the Federal Register.
                                                            provided for multiple serving stations
     cafeteria, the SLA and GSA proposed a                                                                         DATES: Wednesday, June 6, 2001, 9 a.m.
                                                            and a broader variety of food similar to
     permit rather than a contract. GSA                                                                            ADDRESSES: The Ritz Carlton,Ballroom
                                                            the food court concept sought by IRS
     proposed that the permit be issued for                                                                        Salon I, 1150 22nd Street,
                                                            officials. Thus, the panel ruled that
     a limited term of approximately 1 year,                                                                       NW.,Washington, DC.
                                                            there was no convincing evidence to
     subject to renewal or cancellation at the
                                                            support the SLA’s allegation that GSA                  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
     end of that period. While the SLA
                                                            caused the termination of the vendor’s                 Margie D. Biggerstaff, U.S. Department
     declined to enter into a limited
                                                            permit under the pretext of putting in a               of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy,
     agreement, the permit that was
                                                            food court by a private vendor.                        Washington, DC 20585. Phone: 202/
     eventually issued between the SLA and
                                                               Based upon the evidence presented,                  586–3867.
     GSA was for an ‘‘indefinite period of
     time subject to suspension or                          the majority of the panel further                      SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Purpose of
     termination on the basis of non-                       concluded that, throughout the vendor’s                the Committee: To provide advice,
     compliance by either party.’’                          tenure at the IRS, there were numerous                 information, and recommendations to
        The operation of the IRS cafeteria                  inspections of the cafeteria. Most                     the Secretary of Energy on matters
     began on December 18, 1995. On                         notable of the inspections were those                  relating to oil and gas or the oil and gas
     September 25, 1996, an inspection of                   conducted by FDA on September 25,                      industry.
     the cafeteria was conducted by the Food                1996, and March 4, 1997, which
                                                                                                                   Tentative Agenda
     and Drug Administration (FDA). The                     identified numerous sanitation, food
     FDA inspector noted numerous                           preparation, and storage violations.                   —Call to order and introductory remarks by
     unsanitary conditions such as improper                 Those inspections resulted in the                       Archie W. Dunham, Chair of the NPC.
                                                            cafeteria closing.                                     —Remarks by the Honorable Spencer
     food preparation and storage, pest
                                                                                                                    Abraham, Secretary of Energy (invited).
     infestation, and employees eating and                     The panel ruled that the unsanitary
                                                                                                                   —Consideration of the proposed final report
     drinking beverages outside the break                   conditions created serious health risks                 of the NPC Committee on Critical
     area. The violations noted by the FDA                  to thousands of customers of the                        Infrastructure Protection.
     inspector were brought to the attention                cafeteria at the IRS building. Therefore,              —Administrative matters.
     of the cafeteria facility manager. On                  it was reasonable and proper for GSA to                —Discussion of any other business properly
     March 5, 1997, an FDA inspector                        remove the vendor because of the                        brought before the NPC.
     conducted another inspection at the IRS                extreme unsanitary conditions.                         —Public comment (10-minute rule).
     cafeteria. Again, the FDA inspector                    Furthermore, the panel ruled that the                  —Adjournment.
     observed several violations similar to                 SLA’s allegation concerning the                          Public Participation: The meeting is
     those noted in the September 25, 1996,                 vendor’s removal lacking due process                   open to the public. The chairperson of
     inspection. Additional violations were                 was without merit.                                     the Council is empowered to conduct
     found such as rodent droppings,                           Finally, the majority of the panel                  the meeting in a fashion that will
     improper cleaning of the conveyor belt,                ruled that the weight of the evidence                  facilitate the orderly conduct of
     lack of soap and paper towels at the                   indicated that GSA owed some                           business. Any member of the public
     handwashing sink, and improper                         accounting and commissions to the SLA                  who wishes to file a written statement
     cleaning of the floor in the dishwashing               for the coffee cart operation. The panel               with the Council will be permitted to do
     area. These violations were pointed out                ordered the parties to jointly determine               so, either before or after the meeting.
     to the cafeteria manager, who allegedly                the formula for the amount owed by                     Members of the public who wish to
     did not dispute any of the FDA                         GSA to the SLA.                                        make oral statements pertaining to
     inspector’s observations. Subsequently,                   One panel member concurred.                         agenda items should contact Margie D.
     the cafeteria was closed.                                 One panel member dissented.                         Biggerstaff at the address or telephone


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