Manufacturing Council, 66179-66180 [2012-26847]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2012 / Notices and instrumentation equipment and technology. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Agenda Manufacturing Council Public Session International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of extension of the application period for membership on the manufacturing council. AGENCY: 1. Welcome and Introductions. 2. Remarks from the Bureau of Industry and Security Management. 3. Industry Presentations. 4. New Business. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov no later than October 23, 2012. A limited number of seats will be available during the public session of the meeting. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that the materials be forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Springer. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on September 27, 2011 pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(d), that the portion of this meeting dealing with pre-decisional changes to the Commerce Control List and U.S. export control policies shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information contact Yvette Springer on (202) 482–2813. Dated: October 29, 2012. Teresa Telesco, Assistant Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–26871 Filed 11–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:56 Nov 01, 2012 On September 14, 2012, the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 56811) soliciting applications for appointment of 25 members of the Manufacturing Council (Council) for a two-year term to begin in fall 2012. The September 14, 2012 notice provided that all applications must be received by the Office of Advisory Committees of the Department of Commerce by close of business on November 2, 2012. This notice extends the application period in order to provide the public with an additional opportunity to submit applications. The eligibility and evaluation criteria contained in the September 14, 2012 notice shall continue to apply. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector and to provide a forum for regular communication between Government and the manufacturing sector. DATES: All applications must be received by the Office of Advisory Committees by close of business on Friday, November 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Please submit application information to Jennifer Pilat, Office of Advisory Committees, Manufacturing Council Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, Manufacturing Council Executive Secretariat, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–4501, email: jennifer.pilat@trade.gov. Please visit the Manufacturing Council Web site at: http:// www.manufacturing.gov/council/ index.asp?dName=council SUMMARY: Closed Session Jkt 229001 The Office of Advisory Committees is extending the application deadline for the appointment of 25 members of the Council for a two-year term to begin fall 2012. The Council was rechartered most recently on April 5, 2012. The criteria SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66179 and procedures for selecting the members contained in the September 14, 2012 notice continue to apply and are republished herein for convenience. Members will be selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines based on his or her ability to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing sector, to act as a liaison among the stakeholders represented by the membership, and to provide a forum for those stakeholders on current and emerging issues in the manufacturing sector. In assessing this ability, the Department will consider such factors as, but not limited to, the candidate’s proven experience in promoting, developing and marketing programs in support of manufacturing industries, job creation in the manufacturing sector, or the candidate’s proven abilities to manage manufacturing organizations. Given the duties and objectives of the Council, the Department particularly seeks applicants who are active manufacturing executives (Chief Executive Officer, President, or a comparable level of responsibility) that are leaders within their local manufacturing communities and industry sectors. The Council’s membership shall reflect the diversity of American manufacturing by representing a balanced cross-section of the U.S. manufacturing industry in terms of industry sectors, geographic locations, demographics, and company size, particularly seeking the representation of small- and mediumsized enterprises. During the 2012–2014 charter term of the Manufacturing Council, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services intends to establish a new Economic Security Commission Subcommittee. The purpose of this subcommittee will be to examine factors that impact the longterm strategic challenges faced by the manufacturing sector in the United States. As indicated below, applicants are encouraged to highlight in their submissions any interest in and experience relevant to the work of this subcommittee. The Secretary of Commerce appoints all Council members. All Council members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce. Council members shall serve in a representative capacity, representing the views and interests of a U.S. entity in the manufacturing industry and its particular sector. For the purposes of eligibility, a U.S. entity is defined as a firm incorporated in the United States (or an unincorporated firm with its E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 66180 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2012 / Notices principal place of business in the United States) that is controlled by U.S. citizens or by another U.S. entity. An entity is not a U.S. entity if 50 percent plus one share of its stock (if a corporation, or a similar ownership interest of an unincorporated entity) is controlled, directly or indirectly, by non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. entities. As noted above, Council members serve in a representative capacity, expressing the views and interests of a U.S. entity; they are, therefore, not Special Government Employees. Council members receive no compensation for their participation in Council activities. Members participating in Council meetings and events are responsible for their travel, living and other personal expenses. Meetings are held regularly and not less than annually, usually in Washington, DC Members are required to attend a majority of the Council’s meetings. To be considered for membership, please provide the following: 1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration. 2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on his or her entity’s letterhead or, if the applicant is to represent an entity other than his or her employer, a letter from the entity to be represented, containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be considered for membership on the Council. This sponsor letter should also address the applicant’s manufacturing-related experience, including any manufacturing trade policy experience. 3. The applicant’s personal resume. 4. An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all eligibility criteria. 5. An affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. 6. An affirmative statement that the applicant is not a federally registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands that, if appointed, the applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as a Council member if the applicant becomes a federally registered lobbyist. 7. Information regarding the control of the entity to be represented, including the governing structure and stock holdings, as appropriate, demonstrating compliance with the criteria set forth above. 8. The entity’s size, place of incorporation or principal place of business, ownership, product or service line and major markets in which the entity operates. 9. Please include all relevant contact information such as mailing address, VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:56 Nov 01, 2012 Jkt 229001 fax, email, phone number, and support staff information where relevant. 10. Please indicate if the applicant has an interest in serving on the Economic Security Commission subcommittee, if appointed, and highlight any experience relevant to the work of the subcommittee. Dated: October 26, 2012. Jennifer Pilat, Executive Secretary, Manufacturing Council. [FR Doc. 2012–26847 Filed 11–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 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

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Manufacturing Council

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

ACTION: Notice of extension of the application period for membership on 
the manufacturing council.

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SUMMARY: On September 14, 2012, the Department of Commerce's 
International Trade Administration published a notice in the Federal 
Register (77 FR 56811) soliciting applications for appointment of 25 
members of the Manufacturing Council (Council) for a two-year term to 
begin in fall 2012. The September 14, 2012 notice provided that all 
applications must be received by the Office of Advisory Committees of 
the Department of Commerce by close of business on November 2, 2012. 
This notice extends the application period in order to provide the 
public with an additional opportunity to submit applications. The 
eligibility and evaluation criteria contained in the September 14, 2012 
notice shall continue to apply. The purpose of the Council is to advise 
the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the competitiveness of 
the U.S. manufacturing sector and to provide a forum for regular 
communication between Government and the manufacturing sector.

DATES: All applications must be received by the Office of Advisory 
Committees by close of business on Friday, November 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please submit application information to Jennifer Pilat, 
Office of Advisory Committees, Manufacturing Council Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, Manufacturing Council 
Executive Secretariat, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202-482-4501, email: 
jennifer.pilat@trade.gov.
    Please visit the Manufacturing Council Web site at: http://www.manufacturing.gov/council/index.asp?dName=council

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Advisory Committees is 
extending the application deadline for the appointment of 25 members of 
the Council for a two-year term to begin fall 2012. The Council was 
rechartered most recently on April 5, 2012. The criteria and procedures 
for selecting the members contained in the September 14, 2012 notice 
continue to apply and are republished herein for convenience.
    Members will be selected in accordance with applicable Department 
of Commerce guidelines based on his or her ability to advise the 
Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing 
sector, to act as a liaison among the stakeholders represented by the 
membership, and to provide a forum for those stakeholders on current 
and emerging issues in the manufacturing sector. In assessing this 
ability, the Department will consider such factors as, but not limited 
to, the candidate's proven experience in promoting, developing and 
marketing programs in support of manufacturing industries, job creation 
in the manufacturing sector, or the candidate's proven abilities to 
manage manufacturing organizations. Given the duties and objectives of 
the Council, the Department particularly seeks applicants who are 
active manufacturing executives (Chief Executive Officer, President, or 
a comparable level of responsibility) that are leaders within their 
local manufacturing communities and industry sectors. The Council's 
membership shall reflect the diversity of American manufacturing by 
representing a balanced cross-section of the U.S. manufacturing 
industry in terms of industry sectors, geographic locations, 
demographics, and company size, particularly seeking the representation 
of small- and medium-sized enterprises.
    During the 2012-2014 charter term of the Manufacturing Council, the 
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services intends 
to establish a new Economic Security Commission Subcommittee. The 
purpose of this subcommittee will be to examine factors that impact the 
long-term strategic challenges faced by the manufacturing sector in the 
United States. As indicated below, applicants are encouraged to 
highlight in their submissions any interest in and experience relevant 
to the work of this subcommittee.
    The Secretary of Commerce appoints all Council members. All Council 
members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce. Council 
members shall serve in a representative capacity, representing the 
views and interests of a U.S. entity in the manufacturing industry and 
its particular sector. For the purposes of eligibility, a U.S. entity 
is defined as a firm incorporated in the United States (or an 
unincorporated firm with its

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principal place of business in the United States) that is controlled by 
U.S. citizens or by another U.S. entity. An entity is not a U.S. entity 
if 50 percent plus one share of its stock (if a corporation, or a 
similar ownership interest of an unincorporated entity) is controlled, 
directly or indirectly, by non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. entities.
    As noted above, Council members serve in a representative capacity, 
expressing the views and interests of a U.S. entity; they are, 
therefore, not Special Government Employees. Council members receive no 
compensation for their participation in Council activities. Members 
participating in Council meetings and events are responsible for their 
travel, living and other personal expenses. Meetings are held regularly 
and not less than annually, usually in Washington, DC Members are 
required to attend a majority of the Council's meetings.
    To be considered for membership, please provide the following:
    1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration.
    2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on his or her entity's 
letterhead or, if the applicant is to represent an entity other than 
his or her employer, a letter from the entity to be represented, 
containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be considered 
for membership on the Council. This sponsor letter should also address 
the applicant's manufacturing-related experience, including any 
manufacturing trade policy experience.
    3. The applicant's personal resume.
    4. An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all 
eligibility criteria.
    5. An affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to 
register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act 
of 1938, as amended.
    6. An affirmative statement that the applicant is not a federally 
registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands that, if 
appointed, the applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as a 
Council member if the applicant becomes a federally registered 
lobbyist.
    7. Information regarding the control of the entity to be 
represented, including the governing structure and stock holdings, as 
appropriate, demonstrating compliance with the criteria set forth 
above.
    8. The entity's size, place of incorporation or principal place of 
business, ownership, product or service line and major markets in which 
the entity operates.
    9. Please include all relevant contact information such as mailing 
address, fax, email, phone number, and support staff information where 
relevant.
    10. Please indicate if the applicant has an interest in serving on 
the Economic Security Commission subcommittee, if appointed, and 
highlight any experience relevant to the work of the subcommittee.

    Dated: October 26, 2012.
Jennifer Pilat,
Executive Secretary, Manufacturing Council.
[FR Doc. 2012-26847 Filed 11-1-12; 8:45 am]
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