Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue, 66180-66181 [2012-26437]

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This notice announces four open membership opportunities for representatives of American industry to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue following the end of term for existing members. DATES: Applications must be received no later than November 15, 2012; 5:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Ms. Susan Hamrock Mann, Director, Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by fax on 202–482–0980 or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Mail Stop 3421, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Reichelt, Office of the Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2029–B, Washington, DC 20230. Phone: 202–482–2896. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraqi Minister of Trade co-chair the Dialogue. The Dialogue consists of a U.S. Section and an Iraqi Section. Each Section consists of members from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the private sector business SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 community. Each Party appoints the members to its respective Section. The Sections provide policy advice and counsel to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and to Iraq’s Minister of Trade that reflect private sector views, needs, and concerns regarding private sector business development in Iraq and enhanced bilateral commercial ties that would form the basis for expanded trade between the United States and Iraq. The Dialogue will exchange information and encourage bilateral discussions that address the following areas: —Factors that affect the growth of private sector business in Iraq, including disincentives to trade and investment and regulatory obstacles to job creation and investment growth; —Initiatives that the Government of Iraq might take, such as enacting, amending, enforcing, or repealing laws and regulations, to promote private sector business growth in Iraq; —Promotion of business opportunities in both Iraq and the United States, and identification of opportunities for U.S. and Iraqi firms to work together; and —Attracting U.S. businesses to opportunities in Iraq and serving as a catalyst for Iraqi private sector growth. Applications to represent any sector will be considered. The U.S. section will represent a cross-section of American businesses. Members serve in a representative capacity representing the views and interests of their particular industries. Members are not special government employees, and receive no compensation for their participation in Dialogue activities. Only appointed members may participate in Dialogue meetings; substitutes and alternates will not be permitted. Section members serve for three-year terms, but may be reappointed. U.S. Section members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce. Candidates will be evaluated based on: Their interest in the Iraqi market; export/investment experience; contribution to diversity based on size of company, geographic location, and sector; and ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Business Dialogue will be active. In order to be eligible for membership in the U.S. section, potential candidates shall be: —A U.S. citizen residing in the United States or able to travel to the United States or other location to attend official Business Dialogue meetings; —The President or CEO (or comparable level of responsibility) of a private E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2012 / Notices sector company, or, in the case of large companies, a person having substantial responsibility for the company’s commercial activities in Iraq, either of which shall possess unique experience with or specialized knowledge about the commercial environment in Iraq; or the head of a non-profit entity, such as a trade or industry association, who possesses unique technical expertise, and the ability to provide counsel with respect to private sector business development in Iraq; and —Not a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Members will be selected on the basis of who best will carry out the objectives of the Business Dialogue as described above and as stated in the Terms of Reference for the Dialogue. (The Terms of Reference are available from the point of contact listed above.) Recommendations for appointment will be made to the Secretary of Commerce. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been selected. To be considered for membership, please submit the following information as instructed in the addresses and dates captions above: Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; name and address of company or non-profit entity to be represented; size of the company or non-profit entity; description of relevant product, service, or technical expertise; size of company’s export trade, investment, and/or international program experience; nature of operations or interest in Iraq; responsibilities of the candidate within the company or non-profit entity; and a brief statement of why the candidate should be appointed, including information about the candidate’s ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Business Dialogue will be active. Susan Hamrock Mann, Director, Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force. [FR Doc. 2012–26437 Filed 11–1–12; 8:45 am] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:56 Nov 01, 2012 Jkt 229001 The Committee is proposing to delete products from the Procurement List that were furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must Be Received on or Before: 12/3/2012. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. For Further Information or to Submit Comments Contact: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUMMARY: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Deletions The following products are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Products: NSN: 7520–01–584–1378—Pen & Calculator Case, Rosewood NPA: Tarrant County Association for the Blind, Fort Worth, TX Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY NSN: 8115–00–NIB–0001—Container, Mailing Cassette NSN: 8115–00–NIB–0003—Cassette, Mailing Container NPA: L.C. Industries for the Blind, Inc., Durham, NC Contracting Activity: Library of Congress, Fedlink Contracts, Washington, DC NSN: 6545–00–911–1300—Blanket Set, Bed NSN: 6545–01–168–6893—First Aid Kit, Small Craft NSN: 6545–00–920–7125—First Aid Kit, Gun Crew NSN: 6545–01–141–9476—Medical Equipment Set, Ground Ambulance NSN: 6545–01–191–8972—Medical Equipment Set, Trauma, Field NSN: 6545–01–191–8971—Medical Equipment Set, X-Ray, Field NSN: 6545–01–191–8970—Medical Equipment Set, Laboratory, Field NPA: Ontario County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc., Canandaigua, NY Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–26886 Filed 11–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66181 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds products and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: 12/3/2012. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Additions On 8/31/2012 (77 FR 53179–53180) and 9/14/2012 (77 FR 56813–56814), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products and services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services to the Government. 3. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business 
Dialogue

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraq Minister of Trade 
in July 2006 established the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (Business 
Dialogue or Dialogue) as a bilateral forum to facilitate private sector 
business growth in Iraq and to strengthen trade and investment ties 
between the United States and Iraq. This notice announces four open 
membership opportunities for representatives of American industry to 
join the U.S. section of the Dialogue following the end of term for 
existing members.

DATES: Applications must be received no later than November 15, 2012; 
5:00 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Ms. Susan Hamrock 
Mann, Director, Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, either by fax on 202-482-0980 or by mail to 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Mail 
Stop 3421, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Reichelt, Office of the 
Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2029-B, Washington, DC 
20230. Phone: 202-482-2896.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraqi 
Minister of Trade co-chair the Dialogue. The Dialogue consists of a 
U.S. Section and an Iraqi Section. Each Section consists of members 
from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the 
private sector business community. Each Party appoints the members to 
its respective Section. The Sections provide policy advice and counsel 
to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and to Iraq's Minister of Trade that 
reflect private sector views, needs, and concerns regarding private 
sector business development in Iraq and enhanced bilateral commercial 
ties that would form the basis for expanded trade between the United 
States and Iraq. The Dialogue will exchange information and encourage 
bilateral discussions that address the following areas:

--Factors that affect the growth of private sector business in Iraq, 
including disincentives to trade and investment and regulatory 
obstacles to job creation and investment growth;
--Initiatives that the Government of Iraq might take, such as enacting, 
amending, enforcing, or repealing laws and regulations, to promote 
private sector business growth in Iraq;
--Promotion of business opportunities in both Iraq and the United 
States, and identification of opportunities for U.S. and Iraqi firms to 
work together; and
--Attracting U.S. businesses to opportunities in Iraq and serving as a 
catalyst for Iraqi private sector growth.

    Applications to represent any sector will be considered. The U.S. 
section will represent a cross-section of American businesses.
    Members serve in a representative capacity representing the views 
and interests of their particular industries. Members are not special 
government employees, and receive no compensation for their 
participation in Dialogue activities. Only appointed members may 
participate in Dialogue meetings; substitutes and alternates will not 
be permitted. Section members serve for three-year terms, but may be 
reappointed. U.S. Section members serve at the discretion of the 
Secretary of Commerce.
    Candidates will be evaluated based on: Their interest in the Iraqi 
market; export/investment experience; contribution to diversity based 
on size of company, geographic location, and sector; and ability to 
initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Business 
Dialogue will be active.
    In order to be eligible for membership in the U.S. section, 
potential candidates shall be:

--A U.S. citizen residing in the United States or able to travel to the 
United States or other location to attend official Business Dialogue 
meetings;
--The President or CEO (or comparable level of responsibility) of a 
private

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sector company, or, in the case of large companies, a person having 
substantial responsibility for the company's commercial activities in 
Iraq, either of which shall possess unique experience with or 
specialized knowledge about the commercial environment in Iraq; or the 
head of a non-profit entity, such as a trade or industry association, 
who possesses unique technical expertise, and the ability to provide 
counsel with respect to private sector business development in Iraq; 
and
--Not a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration 
Act of 1938, as amended.

    Members will be selected on the basis of who best will carry out 
the objectives of the Business Dialogue as described above and as 
stated in the Terms of Reference for the Dialogue. (The Terms of 
Reference are available from the point of contact listed above.) 
Recommendations for appointment will be made to the Secretary of 
Commerce. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been 
selected.
    To be considered for membership, please submit the following 
information as instructed in the addresses and dates captions above: 
Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; 
name and address of company or non-profit entity to be represented; 
size of the company or non-profit entity; description of relevant 
product, service, or technical expertise; size of company's export 
trade, investment, and/or international program experience; nature of 
operations or interest in Iraq; responsibilities of the candidate 
within the company or non-profit entity; and a brief statement of why 
the candidate should be appointed, including information about the 
candidate's ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in 
which the Business Dialogue will be active.

Susan Hamrock Mann,
Director, Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force.
[FR Doc. 2012-26437 Filed 11-1-12; 8:45 am]
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