The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services and the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights; Request for Nominations of Public Health and Health Care Community Representatives, 74776-74777 [05-24136]

Download as PDF 74776 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 241 / Friday, December 16, 2005 / Notices issues raised in the briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during these review periods. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This administrative review and this notice are published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 9, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–7448 Filed 12–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services and the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights; Request for Nominations of Public Health and Health Care Community Representatives International Trade Administration, Manufacturing and Services, Commerce. ACTION: Request for nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce (Commerce) and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seek nominations for the appointment of public health or health care community representatives to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services (ITAC 3); and the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (ITAC 15). In order to be considered for such an appointment, a nominee must be a U.S. citizen, must represent a U.S. entity in the public health or health care community, and may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. A nominee’s interest and expertise in public health or health care, international trade, and sectoral VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:21 Dec 15, 2005 Jkt 208001 issues will be considered. Recruitment information is available on the International Trade Administration Web site at http://www.ita.doc.gov/itac. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further inquiries may be directed to Ingrid V. Mitchem, Director, Industry Trade Advisory Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230 or Justin J. McCarthy, Assistant USTR for Intergovernmental Affairs, Winder Building, Room 100, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In section 135 of the 1974 Trade Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2155), Congress established a private-sector trade advisory committee system to ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. Section 135(a)(1) of the 1974 Trade Act directs the President to ‘‘seek information and advice from representative elements of the private sector and the non-Federal governmental sector with respect to: (A) Negotiating objectives and bargaining positions before entering into a trade agreement under [title I of the 1974 Trade Act and section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002]; (B) the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, including preparation for dispute settlement panel proceedings to which the United States is a party; and (C) other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States * * *. ’’ Section 135(c)(2) of the 1974 Trade Act provides— ‘‘(2) The President shall establish such sectoral or functional advisory committees as may be appropriate. Such committees shall, insofar as is practicable, be representative of all industry, labor, agricultural, or service interests (including small business interests) in the sector or functional areas concerned. In organizing such committees, the United States Trade Representative and the Secretaries of Commerce, Labor, Agriculture, the Treasury, or other executive departments, as appropriate, shall— (A) consult with interested private organizations; and (B) take into account such factors as— (i) patterns of actual and potential competition between United States industry and agriculture and foreign enterprise in international trade, PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (ii) the character of the non-tariff barriers and other distortions affecting such competition, (iii) the necessity for reasonable limits on the number of such advisory committees, (iv) the necessity that each committee be reasonably limited in size, and (v) in the case of each sectoral committee, that the product lines covered by each committee be reasonably related.’’ Pursuant to this provision, Commerce and USTR have established and co-chair sixteen Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs), plus an ITAC Committee of Chairs. ITACs provide information and advice that assists the USTR to develop U.S. trade policy and negotiating positions for specific industry sectors. ITAC members serve without compensation and are responsible for all expenses incurred in attending ITAC meetings. For additional information regarding ITAC functions and members, and general qualifications for membership, visit the ITAC Web site at http://www.ita.doc.gov/itac. Commerce and USTR are now soliciting nominations of representatives of the public health and health care community to serve on ITAC 3 and ITAC 15. Nominations will be considered in light of the eligibility requirements and selection criteria set forth below. Eligibility Eligibility to serve as a public health or health care community representative is limited to U.S. citizens who are not full-time employees of a governmental entity, who represent a U.S. entity that is an organization in the public health and health care community and who are not registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. For purposes of the preceding sentence, a ‘‘U.S. entity’’ is an organization incorporated in the United States (or, if unincorporated, having its headquarters in the United States): (1) That is controlled by U.S. citizens or by another U.S. entity. An entity is not a U.S. entity if more than 50 percent of its Board of Directors or membership is made up of non-U.S. citizens. If the nominee is to represent an organization more than 10 percent of whose Board of Directors or membership is made up of non-U.S. citizens, or non-U.S. entities, the nominee must demonstrate at the time of nomination that this non-U.S. interest does not constitute control and will not adversely affect his or her ability to serve as a trade advisor to the United States; and E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 241 / Friday, December 16, 2005 / Notices (2) at least 50 percent of whose annual revenue is attributable to nongovernmental, U.S. sources. Selection Criteria Commerce and USTR will consider nominations of public health and health care community representatives eligible for appointment to ITAC 3 and ITAC 15 in light of the following criteria: (1) The organization to be represented has demonstrated an interest in health issues relevant to the work of the ITAC. (2) The nominee has demonstrated a personal interest and expertise in health issues relevant to the work of the ITAC, and ability to work with governmental officials and industry representatives to reach consensus on complex health and international trade issues affecting the relevant industry sector. (3) Preference will be accorded nominees who also demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with the relevant industry sector, as well as with international trade matters, including trade policy development, relevant to that sector. Public health and health care community representatives selected for appointment to an ITAC will be required to have a security clearance. Application Procedures To begin the nomination process, please send (1) sponsor letter (must be on organization’s letterhead); (2) resume; and (3) organization profile to Ingrid V. Mitchem, Director, Industry Trade Advisory Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230. Please indicate in your letter the ITAC or ITACs to which you wish to be appointed. Dated: December 13, 2005. J. Marc Chittum, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 05–24136 Filed 12–13–05; 1:59 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 120205B] Endangered and Threatened Species: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Recovery Plan for Central California Coast Coho Salmon National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:37 Dec 15, 2005 Jkt 208001 Notice of Intent to prepare a recovery plan; request for information. ACTION: SUMMARY: NMFS is required by the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended to develop plans for the conservation and survival of Federally listed species, i.e., recovery plans. NMFS is announcing its’ intent to prepare a recovery plan for the Central California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (CCC coho salmon ESU) and requests information from the public. DATES: Information must be received within 120 days of the publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit materials by any of the following methods: • E-mail: CohoRecovery.swr@noaa.gov (No files larger than 5MB will be accepted). • Mail: National Marine Fisheries Service, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Suite 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, ATTN: Recovery Coordinator/CCC Coho Salmon Recovery Plan Comments. • Hand-Delivered: National Marine Fisheries Service, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Suite 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, ATTN: Recovery Coordinator/CCC Coho Salmon Recovery Plan Comments. Business hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (707) 578–3435. Please include the following on the cover page of the fax ‘‘Attn: Recovery Coordinator/CCC Coho Salmon Recovery Plan Comments’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Ambrose, North-Central California Coast Recovery Coordinator at 707–575–6068 or Charlotte.A.Ambrose@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS is charged with the recovery of Pacific salmon and steelhead species listed under the ESA. The recovery planning process is guided by the statutory language of section 4(f) of the ESA and NMFS policies. Recovery is the use of all methods and procedures which are necessary to bring any endangered species or threatened species to the point at which the measures provided pursuant to the ESA are no longer necessary. The ESA specifies that recovery plans must include: (1) a description of management actions as may be necessary to achieve the plan’s goals for the conservation and survival of the species; (2) objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in the species being removed from the list; and (3) estimates of time and costs required to achieve the plan’s goal and PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74777 the intermediate steps towards that goal. Section 4(f) of the ESA, as amended in 1988, requires that public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment be provided during recovery plan development. NMFS is hereby soliciting relevant information on CCC coho salmon ESU populations and their freshwater/marine habitats. NMFS will work closely with the California Department of Fish and Game to integrate, where appropriate, the recently developed and State-approved February 2004 Recovery Strategy for California Coho Salmon with the Federal Recovery Plan. Workshops during recovery plan development will be noticed across the range of the CCC coho salmon ESU and, upon completion, the draft Recovery Plan will be available for public review and comment through publication in the Federal Register. NMFS requests relevant information from the public that should be considered by NMFS during preparation of the draft recovery plan. Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the ESA. Dated: December 12, 2005. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–7458 Filed 12–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Establishment of Agreed Import Levels and the ELVIS (Electronic Visa Information System) Requirement for Certain Cotton, Wool, Man-Made Fiber, Silk Blend and Other Vegetable Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the People’s Republic of China December 13, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textiles Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Directive to Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) establishing agreed levels. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2006. Ross Arnold, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482– 4212. For information on the quota status of these limits, refer to U.S. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, 
Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services and the Industry 
Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights; Request for 
Nominations of Public Health and Health Care Community Representatives

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Manufacturing and Services, 
Commerce.

ACTION: Request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce (Commerce) and the United States 
Trade Representative (USTR) seek nominations for the appointment of 
public health or health care community representatives to the Industry 
Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science 
Products and Services (ITAC 3); and the Industry Trade Advisory 
Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (ITAC 15).
    In order to be considered for such an appointment, a nominee must 
be a U.S. citizen, must represent a U.S. entity in the public health or 
health care community, and may not be a registered foreign agent under 
the Foreign Agents Registration Act. A nominee's interest and expertise 
in public health or health care, international trade, and sectoral 
issues will be considered. Recruitment information is available on the 
International Trade Administration Web site at http://www.ita.doc.gov/itac.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further inquiries may be directed to 
Ingrid V. Mitchem, Director, Industry Trade Advisory Center, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4043, 
Washington, DC 20230 or Justin J. McCarthy, Assistant USTR for 
Intergovernmental Affairs, Winder Building, Room 100, 600 17th Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In section 135 of the 1974 Trade Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2155), 
Congress established a private-sector trade advisory committee system 
to ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives 
adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. Section 
135(a)(1) of the 1974 Trade Act directs the President to ``seek 
information and advice from representative elements of the private 
sector and the non-Federal governmental sector with respect to:
    (A) Negotiating objectives and bargaining positions before entering 
into a trade agreement under [title I of the 1974 Trade Act and section 
2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002];
    (B) the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, 
including preparation for dispute settlement panel proceedings to which 
the United States is a party; and
    (C) other matters arising in connection with the development, 
implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United 
States * * *. ''
    Section 135(c)(2) of the 1974 Trade Act provides--
    ``(2) The President shall establish such sectoral or functional 
advisory committees as may be appropriate. Such committees shall, 
insofar as is practicable, be representative of all industry, labor, 
agricultural, or service interests (including small business interests) 
in the sector or functional areas concerned. In organizing such 
committees, the United States Trade Representative and the Secretaries 
of Commerce, Labor, Agriculture, the Treasury, or other executive 
departments, as appropriate, shall--
    (A) consult with interested private organizations; and
    (B) take into account such factors as--
    (i) patterns of actual and potential competition between United 
States industry and agriculture and foreign enterprise in international 
trade,
    (ii) the character of the non-tariff barriers and other distortions 
affecting such competition,
    (iii) the necessity for reasonable limits on the number of such 
advisory committees,
    (iv) the necessity that each committee be reasonably limited in 
size, and
    (v) in the case of each sectoral committee, that the product lines 
covered by each committee be reasonably related.''
    Pursuant to this provision, Commerce and USTR have established and 
co-chair sixteen Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs), plus an 
ITAC Committee of Chairs. ITACs provide information and advice that 
assists the USTR to develop U.S. trade policy and negotiating positions 
for specific industry sectors. ITAC members serve without compensation 
and are responsible for all expenses incurred in attending ITAC 
meetings. For additional information regarding ITAC functions and 
members, and general qualifications for membership, visit the ITAC Web 
site at http://www.ita.doc.gov/itac.
    Commerce and USTR are now soliciting nominations of representatives 
of the public health and health care community to serve on ITAC 3 and 
ITAC 15. Nominations will be considered in light of the eligibility 
requirements and selection criteria set forth below.

Eligibility

    Eligibility to serve as a public health or health care community 
representative is limited to U.S. citizens who are not full-time 
employees of a governmental entity, who represent a U.S. entity that is 
an organization in the public health and health care community and who 
are not registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign 
Agents Registration Act. For purposes of the preceding sentence, a 
``U.S. entity'' is an organization incorporated in the United States 
(or, if unincorporated, having its headquarters in the United States):
    (1) That is controlled by U.S. citizens or by another U.S. entity. 
An entity is not a U.S. entity if more than 50 percent of its Board of 
Directors or membership is made up of non-U.S. citizens. If the nominee 
is to represent an organization more than 10 percent of whose Board of 
Directors or membership is made up of non-U.S. citizens, or non-U.S. 
entities, the nominee must demonstrate at the time of nomination that 
this non-U.S. interest does not constitute control and will not 
adversely affect his or her ability to serve as a trade advisor to the 
United States; and

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    (2) at least 50 percent of whose annual revenue is attributable to 
non-governmental, U.S. sources.

Selection Criteria

    Commerce and USTR will consider nominations of public health and 
health care community representatives eligible for appointment to ITAC 
3 and ITAC 15 in light of the following criteria:
    (1) The organization to be represented has demonstrated an interest 
in health issues relevant to the work of the ITAC.
    (2) The nominee has demonstrated a personal interest and expertise 
in health issues relevant to the work of the ITAC, and ability to work 
with governmental officials and industry representatives to reach 
consensus on complex health and international trade issues affecting 
the relevant industry sector.
    (3) Preference will be accorded nominees who also demonstrate 
knowledge of and familiarity with the relevant industry sector, as well 
as with international trade matters, including trade policy 
development, relevant to that sector.
    Public health and health care community representatives selected 
for appointment to an ITAC will be required to have a security 
clearance.

Application Procedures

    To begin the nomination process, please send (1) sponsor letter 
(must be on organization's letterhead); (2) resume; and (3) 
organization profile to Ingrid V. Mitchem, Director, Industry Trade 
Advisory Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230. Please indicate in your 
letter the ITAC or ITACs to which you wish to be appointed.

    Dated: December 13, 2005.
J. Marc Chittum,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-24136 Filed 12-13-05; 1:59 pm]
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