Notice of the Establishment of a National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise and the Solicitation of Nominations for Membership, 15413-15415 [2010-6969]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 59 / Monday, March 29, 2010 / Notices Department’s remand results. See May 5th Order at 2. The CIT found that the Department’s new surrogate value for silica fume was more specific to silica fume, as required by the Remand Order, and was supported by substantial evidence. On July 1, 2009, Respondents filed an appeal with the CAFC. On February 23, 2010, the CAFC dismissed the case, pursuant to Respondents’ withdrawal of their appeal. Amendment to the Final Determination Because there is now a final and conclusive court decision, effective as of the publication date of this notice, we are amending the Final Results and revising the weighted average dumping margins for Jiangxi Gangyuan and Shanghai Jinneng: SILICON METAL FROM THE PRC Manufacturer/exporter cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Jiangxi Gangyuan ................. Datong Jinneng/Shanghai Jinneng .............................. Weightedaverage margin 71.57% 50.41 We have calculated Jiangxi Gangyuan and Shanghai Jinneng’s companyspecific antidumping margin as 71.57% and 50.41%, respectively. See Memorandum to the File from Jerry Huang, ‘‘Analysis Memorandum for the Final Results of the Redetermination of the Silica Fume By-Product Valuation, Remand for Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Silicon Metal From the People’s Republic of China for Datong Jinneng Industrial Silicon Co., Inc./Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co., Ltd.,’’ and Memorandum to the File From Jerry Huang, ‘‘Analysis Memorandum for the Final Results of the Redetermination of the Silica Fume By-Product Valuation, Remand for Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Silicon Metal From the People’s Republic of China for Jiangxi Gangyuan Silicon Industry Co., Ltd.,’’ both dated February 2, 2009. There have been no changes to this analysis for these amended final results. In accordance with the Department’s practice of applying importer-specific assessment rates, we will instruct United States Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to apply the importer-specific assessment rate for Jiangxi Gangyuan and Shanghai Jinneng’s exports to the United States. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the publication of the final results of this review. VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:18 Apr 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 15413 This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: March 23, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Notice of the Establishment of a National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise and the Solicitation of Nominations for Membership [FR Doc. 2010–6896 Filed 3–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1671] Approval for Processing Authority, Foreign–Trade Zone 196, ATC Logistics & Electronics (Personal Navigation Devices), Fort Worth, Texas Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign– Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, ATC Logistics & Electronics, an operator of Foreign–Trade Zone 196, has requested processing authority within FTZ 196 in Fort Worth, Texas (FTZ Docket 38–2009, filed 9/16/2009); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (74 FR 49364, 9/28/2009) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application for processing authority under zone procedures within FTZ 196, as described in the application and Federal Register notice, is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of March 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign–Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–6901 Filed 3–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Minority Business Development Agency Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, the Department of Commerce is announcing the establishment of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE). Pursuant to this notice, the Department of Commerce is also soliciting nominations for membership on the NACMBE for the upcoming 2-year charter term beginning in April 2010. The purpose of the NACMBE is to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on key issues pertaining to the growth and competitiveness of the nation’s Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). DATES: Complete nomination packages for NACMBE membership must be received by the Department of Commerce on or before May 3, 2010, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). ADDRESSES: Nomination packages may be submitted through the mail or may be submitted electronically. Interested persons are encouraged to submit nominations electronically. The deadline is the same for nominations submitted through the mail and for nominations submitted electronically. 1. Submission by Mail: Nominations sent by mail should be addressed to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency, Office of Legislative, Education and Intergovernmental Affairs, Attn: Stephen Boykin, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5063, Washington, DC 20230. Applicants are advised that the Department of Commerce’s receipt of mail sent via the United States Postal Service may be substantially delayed or suspended in delivery due to security measures. Applicants may therefore wish to use a guaranteed overnight delivery service to ensure nomination packages are received by the Department of Commerce by the deadline set forth in this notice. 2. Electronic Submission: Nomination sent electronically should be addressed to: NACMBEnominations@mbda.gov. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 15414 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 59 / Monday, March 29, 2010 / Notices Please include ‘‘NACMBE Nomination’’ in the title of the e-mail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Boykin, MBDA Office of Legislative, Education and Intergovernmental Affairs, at (202) 482– 1712 or by e-mail at: NACMBEnominations@mbda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Pursuant to Executive Order 11625, as amended, the Department of Commerce, through the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), is charged with promoting the growth and competitiveness of the nation’s minority business enterprise. NACMBE is being established in the Department of Commerce as a discretionary advisory committee in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration. The NACMBE will be administered primarily by MBDA. MBEs make a substantial contribution to the U.S. economy, generating $661 billion in total gross receipts in 2002 and employing approximately 4.7 million people with an annual payroll totaling $115 billion. This represented only 7.5 percent of the total gross receipts generated by all U.S. businesses (excluding publicly-held firms), notwithstanding that in 2002 the adult minority population represented 29 percent of the total U.S. adult population. However, if MBEs were to generate total gross receipts in relation to the current minority population, the U.S. economy would benefit from an estimated additional $1.8 trillion in annual gross receipts and 11.4 million new jobs. MBEs also have the potential to contribute significantly to the balance of trade as they are twice as likely to generate sales through exports compared to non-minority firms. Obstacles such as access to capital, access to markets and access to business and social networks, all of which are essential for any businesses to increase in size and scale, continue to impede the growth and competiveness of MBEs. Unless these obstacles are addressed, the MBE community will continue to lag behind their non-minority counterparts undermining the nation’s ability to regain its economic footing and to build a sustainable economy. Objectives and Scope of Activities: NACMBE will advise the Secretary on key issues pertaining to the growth and competitiveness of the nation’s MBEs, as defined in Executive Order 11625, as amended, and 15 CFR 1400.1. NACMBE will provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:18 Apr 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 policy issues that affect minority businesses and their ability to successfully access the domestic and global marketplace. These policy issues may include, but are not limited to: • Methods for increasing jobs in the health care, manufacturing, technology, and ‘‘green’’ industries; • Global and domestic barriers and impediments; • Global and domestic business opportunities; • MBE capacity building; • Institutionalizing global business curriculums at colleges and universities and facilitating the entry of MBEs into such programs; • Identifying and leveraging pools of capital for MBEs; • Methods for creating high value loan pools geared toward MBEs with size, scale and capacity; • Strategies for collaboration amongst minority chambers, trade associations and nongovernmental organizations; • Accuracy, availability and frequency of economic data concerning minority businesses; • Methods for increasing global transactions with entities such as but not limited to the Export-Import Bank, OPIC and the IMF; and • Requirements for a uniform and reciprocal MBE certification program. The advice and recommendations provided by NACMBE may take the form of one or more written reports. NACMBE will also serve as a vehicle for an ongoing dialogue with the MBE community and with other stakeholders. The Secretary has determined that the establishment of NACMBE is necessary and in the public interest in connection with MBDA’s duties and responsibilities in advancing the growth and competitiveness of MBEs pursuant to Executive Order 11625, as amended. Membership: NACMBE shall be composed of not more than 25 members. The NACMBE members shall be distinguished individuals from the nonfederal sector appointed by the Secretary. The members shall be recognized leaders in their respective fields of endeavor and shall possess the necessary knowledge and experience to provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of policy issues that impact the ability of MBEs to successfully participate in the domestic and global marketplace. NACMBE shall have a balanced membership reflecting a diversity of industries, ethnic backgrounds and geographical regions, and to the extent practicable, gender and persons with disabilities. NACMBE members shall be appointed as Special Government Employees for a two-year term and shall serve at the PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pleasure of the Secretary. Members may be re-appointed to additional two-year terms, without limitation. The Secretary may designate a member or members to serve as the Chairperson or ViceChairperson(s) of NACMBE. The Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson(s) shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. NACMBE members will serve without compensation, but will be allowed reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, including a per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703, as amended, for persons serving intermittently in Federal government service. NACMBE members will serve in a solely advisory capacity. Eligibility. In addition to the above criterion, eligibility for NACMBE membership is limited to U.S. citizens who are not full-time employees of the Federal Government, are not registered with the U.S. Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act and are not a Federally-registered lobbyists pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended, at the time of appointment to the NACMBE. Nomination Procedures and Selection of Members: The Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for NACMBE membership for the upcoming 2-year charter term beginning in April 2010. Members shall serve until the NACMBE charter expires in April 2012, although members may be re-appointed by the Secretary without limitation. Nominees will be evaluated consistent with the factors specified in this notice and their ability to successfully carryout the goals of the NACMBE. For consideration, a nominee must submit the following materials: (1) Resume, (2) personal statement of interest, including a summary of how the nominee’s experience and expertise would support the NACMBE objectives; (3) an affirmative statement that the nominee is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, and (4) an affirmative statement that: (a) The nominee is not currently a Federally-registered lobbyist and will not be a Federally-registered lobbyist at the time of appointment and during his/ her tenure as a NACMBE member, or (b) if the nominee is currently a Federallyregistered lobbyist, that the nominee will no longer be a Federally-registered lobbyist at the time of appointment to the NACMBE and during his/her tenure as a NACMBE member. All nomination information should be provided in a single, complete package by the deadline specified in this notice. Nominations packages should be E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 59 / Monday, March 29, 2010 / Notices submitted by either mail or electronically, but not by both methods. Self-nominations will be accepted. NACMBE Members will be selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines and in a manner that ensures that NACMBE has a balanced membership. In this respect, the Secretary seeks to appoint members who represent a diversity of industries, ethnic backgrounds and geographical regions, and to the extent practicable, gender and persons with disabilities. All appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. All appointments shall also be made without regard to political affiliations. Dated: March 23, 2010. David A. Hinson, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency. The application to expand FTZ 26 to add proposed Site 18 is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, and to the Board’s standard 2,000–acre activation limit for the overall general– purpose zone project, and further subject to a sunset provision that would terminate authority on March 31, 2015, if no activity under FTZ procedures has occurred at Site 18 before that date. Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of March 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign–Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–6897 Filed 3–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S [FR Doc. 2010–6969 Filed 3–26–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE P International Trade Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [A–570–895] Foreign–Trade Zones Board Certain Crepe Paper Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order [Order No. 1670] Expansion of Foreign–Trade Zone 26, Atlanta, Georgia, Area cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign– Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Georgia Foreign–Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign–Trade Zone 26, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand its zone to add proposed Site 18 in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, within the Atlanta Customs and Border Protection port of entry (FTZ Docket 55–2008, filed 10/6/ 08); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (73 FR 60676–60677, 10/14/08; correction, 73 FR 63675, 10/27/08) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendation of the examiner’s report (including addendum), and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the approval of proposed Site 18 is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:18 Apr 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce DATES: Effective Date: March 29, 2010. SUMMARY: On December 1, 2009, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain crepe paper products from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). On the basis of a timely notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested party, as well as a lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review. As a result of the sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexis Polovina, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3927. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15415 Background On December 1, 2009, the Department published the notice of initiation of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on crepe paper products from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 74 FR 62748 (December 1, 2009). On December 3, 2009, the Department received a notice of intent to participate from a domestic producer, Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts (‘‘Seaman Paper,’’ ‘‘domestic interested party,’’ or ‘‘Petitioner’’). Submission of the notice of intent to participate filed by Petitioner was within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department’s regulations. The domestic interested party claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as Seaman Paper is a domestic manufacturer of crepe paper products in the United States. On December 31, 2009, the Department received a substantive response from the domestic interested party within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department’s regulations. We did not receive responses from any respondent interested parties to this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department’s regulations, the Department determined to conduct an expedited review of the order. As explained in the memorandum from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from February 5, through February 12, 2010. Thus, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by seven days. The revised deadline for the final of this expedited review is now April 7, 2010. See Memorandum to the Record from Ronald Lorentzen, DAS for Import Administration, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During the Recent Snowstorm,’’ dated February 12, 2010. Scope of the Order For purposes of the order, the term ‘‘certain crepe paper’’ includes crepe paper products that have a basis weight not exceeding 29 grams per square meter prior to being creped and, if appropriate, flame-proofed. Crepe paper has a finely wrinkled surface texture and typically but not exclusively is treated to be flame-retardant. Crepe E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency


Notice of the Establishment of a National Advisory Council on 
Minority Business Enterprise and the Solicitation of Nominations for 
Membership

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and with the concurrence of 
the General Services Administration, the Department of Commerce is 
announcing the establishment of the National Advisory Council on 
Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE). Pursuant to this notice, the 
Department of Commerce is also soliciting nominations for membership on 
the NACMBE for the upcoming 2-year charter term beginning in April 
2010. The purpose of the NACMBE is to advise the Secretary of Commerce 
(Secretary) on key issues pertaining to the growth and competitiveness 
of the nation's Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).

DATES: Complete nomination packages for NACMBE membership must be 
received by the Department of Commerce on or before May 3, 2010, at 5 
p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: Nomination packages may be submitted through the mail or may 
be submitted electronically. Interested persons are encouraged to 
submit nominations electronically. The deadline is the same for 
nominations submitted through the mail and for nominations submitted 
electronically.
    1. Submission by Mail: Nominations sent by mail should be addressed 
to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development 
Agency, Office of Legislative, Education and Intergovernmental Affairs, 
Attn: Stephen Boykin, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5063, 
Washington, DC 20230. Applicants are advised that the Department of 
Commerce's receipt of mail sent via the United States Postal Service 
may be substantially delayed or suspended in delivery due to security 
measures. Applicants may therefore wish to use a guaranteed overnight 
delivery service to ensure nomination packages are received by the 
Department of Commerce by the deadline set forth in this notice.
    2. Electronic Submission: Nomination sent electronically should be 
addressed to: NACMBEnominations@mbda.gov.

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Please include ``NACMBE Nomination'' in the title of the e-mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Boykin, MBDA Office of 
Legislative, Education and Intergovernmental Affairs, at (202) 482-1712 
or by e-mail at: NACMBEnominations@mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Pursuant to Executive Order 
11625, as amended, the Department of Commerce, through the Minority 
Business Development Agency (MBDA), is charged with promoting the 
growth and competitiveness of the nation's minority business 
enterprise. NACMBE is being established in the Department of Commerce 
as a discretionary advisory committee in accordance with the provisions 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and 
with the concurrence of the General Services Administration. The NACMBE 
will be administered primarily by MBDA.
    MBEs make a substantial contribution to the U.S. economy, 
generating $661 billion in total gross receipts in 2002 and employing 
approximately 4.7 million people with an annual payroll totaling $115 
billion. This represented only 7.5 percent of the total gross receipts 
generated by all U.S. businesses (excluding publicly-held firms), 
notwithstanding that in 2002 the adult minority population represented 
29 percent of the total U.S. adult population. However, if MBEs were to 
generate total gross receipts in relation to the current minority 
population, the U.S. economy would benefit from an estimated additional 
$1.8 trillion in annual gross receipts and 11.4 million new jobs. MBEs 
also have the potential to contribute significantly to the balance of 
trade as they are twice as likely to generate sales through exports 
compared to non-minority firms.
    Obstacles such as access to capital, access to markets and access 
to business and social networks, all of which are essential for any 
businesses to increase in size and scale, continue to impede the growth 
and competiveness of MBEs. Unless these obstacles are addressed, the 
MBE community will continue to lag behind their non-minority 
counterparts undermining the nation's ability to regain its economic 
footing and to build a sustainable economy.
    Objectives and Scope of Activities: NACMBE will advise the 
Secretary on key issues pertaining to the growth and competitiveness of 
the nation's MBEs, as defined in Executive Order 11625, as amended, and 
15 CFR 1400.1. NACMBE will provide advice and recommendations on a 
broad range of policy issues that affect minority businesses and their 
ability to successfully access the domestic and global marketplace. 
These policy issues may include, but are not limited to:
     Methods for increasing jobs in the health care, 
manufacturing, technology, and ``green'' industries;
     Global and domestic barriers and impediments;
     Global and domestic business opportunities;
     MBE capacity building;
     Institutionalizing global business curriculums at colleges 
and universities and facilitating the entry of MBEs into such programs;
     Identifying and leveraging pools of capital for MBEs;
     Methods for creating high value loan pools geared toward 
MBEs with size, scale and capacity;
     Strategies for collaboration amongst minority chambers, 
trade associations and nongovernmental organizations;
     Accuracy, availability and frequency of economic data 
concerning minority businesses;
     Methods for increasing global transactions with entities 
such as but not limited to the Export-Import Bank, OPIC and the IMF; 
and
     Requirements for a uniform and reciprocal MBE 
certification program.
    The advice and recommendations provided by NACMBE may take the form 
of one or more written reports. NACMBE will also serve as a vehicle for 
an ongoing dialogue with the MBE community and with other stakeholders.
    The Secretary has determined that the establishment of NACMBE is 
necessary and in the public interest in connection with MBDA's duties 
and responsibilities in advancing the growth and competitiveness of 
MBEs pursuant to Executive Order 11625, as amended.
    Membership: NACMBE shall be composed of not more than 25 members. 
The NACMBE members shall be distinguished individuals from the 
nonfederal sector appointed by the Secretary. The members shall be 
recognized leaders in their respective fields of endeavor and shall 
possess the necessary knowledge and experience to provide advice and 
recommendations on a broad range of policy issues that impact the 
ability of MBEs to successfully participate in the domestic and global 
marketplace. NACMBE shall have a balanced membership reflecting a 
diversity of industries, ethnic backgrounds and geographical regions, 
and to the extent practicable, gender and persons with disabilities.
    NACMBE members shall be appointed as Special Government Employees 
for a two-year term and shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. 
Members may be re-appointed to additional two-year terms, without 
limitation. The Secretary may designate a member or members to serve as 
the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson(s) of NACMBE. The Chairperson or 
Vice-Chairperson(s) shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary.
    NACMBE members will serve without compensation, but will be allowed 
reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, including a per diem in 
lieu of subsistence, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703, as amended, for 
persons serving intermittently in Federal government service. NACMBE 
members will serve in a solely advisory capacity.
    Eligibility. In addition to the above criterion, eligibility for 
NACMBE membership is limited to U.S. citizens who are not full-time 
employees of the Federal Government, are not registered with the U.S. 
Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act and are 
not a Federally-registered lobbyists pursuant to the Lobbying 
Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended, at the time of appointment to the 
NACMBE.
    Nomination Procedures and Selection of Members: The Department of 
Commerce is accepting nominations for NACMBE membership for the 
upcoming 2-year charter term beginning in April 2010. Members shall 
serve until the NACMBE charter expires in April 2012, although members 
may be re-appointed by the Secretary without limitation. Nominees will 
be evaluated consistent with the factors specified in this notice and 
their ability to successfully carryout the goals of the NACMBE.
    For consideration, a nominee must submit the following materials: 
(1) Resume, (2) personal statement of interest, including a summary of 
how the nominee's experience and expertise would support the NACMBE 
objectives; (3) an affirmative statement that the nominee is not 
required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents 
Registration Act of 1938, as amended, and (4) an affirmative statement 
that: (a) The nominee is not currently a Federally-registered lobbyist 
and will not be a Federally-registered lobbyist at the time of 
appointment and during his/her tenure as a NACMBE member, or (b) if the 
nominee is currently a Federally-registered lobbyist, that the nominee 
will no longer be a Federally-registered lobbyist at the time of 
appointment to the NACMBE and during his/her tenure as a NACMBE member. 
All nomination information should be provided in a single, complete 
package by the deadline specified in this notice. Nominations packages 
should be

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submitted by either mail or electronically, but not by both methods. 
Self-nominations will be accepted.
    NACMBE Members will be selected in accordance with applicable 
Department of Commerce guidelines and in a manner that ensures that 
NACMBE has a balanced membership. In this respect, the Secretary seeks 
to appoint members who represent a diversity of industries, ethnic 
backgrounds and geographical regions, and to the extent practicable, 
gender and persons with disabilities.
    All appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis 
of age, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or cultural, 
religious, or socioeconomic status. All appointments shall also be made 
without regard to political affiliations.

    Dated: March 23, 2010.
David A. Hinson,
National Director, Minority Business Development Agency.
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