President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council, 69591-69592 [2012-28233]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Notices Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Historically, elderly individuals who are eligible for SNAP have the lowest participation rate among all demographic groups. The pilot projects will attempt to increase participation in SNAP among beneficiaries of Medicare’s Extra Help by using data from Extra Help applications that are forwarded to State Medicaid offices. Because Extra Help and SNAP eligibility requirements do not directly correspond, these pilot projects will evaluate methods of using these Medicaid data to improve access to SNAP among Extra Help beneficiaries. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information to understand how the pilot projects operated, who they served, and the extent to which they generated any measureable effects on participation cost, and SNAP benefits. The study will provide federal and state policymakers, as well as program administrators at these levels, with information on whether and to what extent the pilot projects have reduced the barriers to SNAP participants experienced by Extra Help applicants. Description of Respondents: Individuals or household. Number of Respondents: 6,138. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,940. Title: National School Lunch Program. OMB Control Number: 0584–0006. Summary of Collection: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) in Section 9(a)(4), 42 U.S.C. 1758(a)(4), requires that school meals reflect the latest ‘‘Dietary Guidelines for Americans’’ (Dietary Guidelines). In addition, section 201 of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), Public Law 111–296 amends Section 4(b) of the NSLA, 42 U.S.C. 1753(b) to require the Department of Agriculture to issue regulations to update the meal patterns and nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts based on the recommendations issued by the Food and Nutrition board of the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science, part of the Institution of Medicine. Need and Use of the Information: The purpose of this data collection associated with rulemaking is to comply with the requirements of the HHFKA Public Law 111–296. The rule increases the scope of State Agency (SA) administrative reviews of School Food Authorities (SFA) by combining the current Coordinated Review Effort with the requirements of the School Meals Initiative reviews, and increases their VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 frequency to once every three years as required by the HHFKA. The Food and Nutrition Service would not be able to properly monitor SA and SDA compliance without this data collection. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 122,661. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Monthly. Total Burden Hours: 9,848,064. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–28203 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS SES Performance Review Board; Membership Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). ACTION: Notice of Membership of SES Performance Review Board. AGENCY: Title 5 United States Code, Section 4314, requires that notice of the appointment of an individual to serve as a member of a performance review board (PRB) shall be published in the Federal Register. The following individuals have been appointed to serve as members of the PRB for the Broadcasting Board of Governors: Marie E. 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[FR Doc. 2012–28257 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P 69591 amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 33, submitted an application to the Board for authority to reorganize and expand FTZ 33, to remove acreage from Sites 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 13, 14 and 16, to expand existing Sites 4 and 10, and to add a new site (Site 18) in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area, adjacent to the Pittsburgh Customs and Border Protection port of entry (FTZ Docket 75–2011, filed 11/16/11); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (76 FR 72673–72674, 11/25/11) 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 the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize and expand FTZ 33 is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit, and to a sunset provision that would terminate authority on October 31, 2017 for Site 18 if no activity has occurred under FTZ procedures before that date. Sites 6–17 remain subject to a sunset provision that would terminate authority on February 28, 2015 where no activity has occurred under FTZ procedures before that date. Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of November 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. ATTEST: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–28088 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board International Trade Administration [Order No. 1867] Expansion and Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 33 Pittsburgh, PA Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 President’s Export Council: Meeting of the President’s Export Council International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 69592 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Notices Notice of an open meeting. The President’s Export Council will hold a meeting to deliberate on recommendations related to export expansion through streamlined consideration of trade legislation and through building a competitive manufacturing workforce. The final agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the President’s Export Council Web site at http://trade.gov/pec. DATES: December 6, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (ET). SUMMARY: The President’s Export Council meeting will be broadcast via live webcast on the Internet at http:// whitehouse.gov/live. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, President’s Export Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202– 482–5876, email: tricia.vanorden@trade. gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The President’s Export Council was first established by Executive Order on December 20, 1973 to advise the President on matters relating to U.S. export trade and report to the President on its activities and on its recommendations for expanding U.S. exports. The President’s Export Council was renewed most recently by Executive Order 13585 of September 30, 2011, for the two-year period ending September 30, 2013. This Committee is established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Public Submissions: The public is invited to submit written statements to the President’s Export Council by C.O.B. November 30, 2012 by either of the following methods: the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make publicly available. Meeting minutes: Copies of the Council’s meeting minutes will be available within ninety (90) days of the meeting. Dated: November 15, 2012. Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, President’s Export Council. [FR Doc. 2012–28233 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P ADDRESSES: Electronic Submissions Submit statements electronically via the President’s Export Council Web site at http://trade.gov/pec/peccomments. asp; or wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Paper Submissions Send paper statements to Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, President’s Export Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Statements will be posted on the President’s Export Council Web site (http://trade.gov/pec/peccomments.asp) without change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. All statements received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South India and Sri Lanka International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Amendment to Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is amending the Notice regarding the U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South India (Chennai and Cochin) and Sri Lanka (Colombo) February 3–8, 2013, published at 77 FR 48499, August 14, 2012 to revise the application deadline from November 30, 2012 to the new deadline of December 21, 2012, to provide for selection of applicants on a rolling basis, and to expand the eligibility to include U.S. trade associations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: San Jose (Silicon Valley) Export Assistance Center, Aileen Crowe Nandi, Commercial Officer, 55 S. Market Street, Suite 1040, San Jose, CA 95113, Tel: (408) 535–2757, ex. 102, Email: aileen.nandi@trade.gov. U.S. Commercial Service India, James P. Golsen, Principal Commercial Officer for South India, U.S. Commercial Service, Chennai, India, Tel: +91–44– 2857–4209, Email: james.golsen@trade.gov. U.S. Commercial Service Washington, DC, Arica Young, U.S. Commercial Service, Washington, DC, Tel: 202.482.2833, Email: Arica.Young@trade.gov. SUMMARY: In August 2012 the Department of Commerce initiated recruitment for participation in the U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Chennai and Cochin, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 3–8, 2013, published at 77 FR 48499, August SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14, 2012, as previously amended by notice at 77 FR 59899 (Oct. 1, 2012) adding architectural services as a targeted sector for this mission. Due to the Thanksgiving holidays and disruptions related to Hurricane Sandy, it has been determined that additional time is needed to allow for additional recruitment and marketing in support of the mission. Applications now will be accepted through December 21, 2012. Interested firms and trade associations in the architecture, infrastructure, hospitality, healthcare, and environmental and information technologies sectors, including firms and trade associations that have not already submitted an application, are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted after the deadline only to the extent that space remains and scheduling constraints permit. In addition, to facilitate the ability of firms to take the mission into account in their business planning, US&FCS will begin to make selection decisions beginning November 15, 2012. As originally published, the Federal Register notice of the trade mission stated that only U.S. companies were eligible to participate in the trade mission. In response to the interest expressed by trade associations, US&FCS is amending the notice to expand the eligibility to include U.S. trade associations. Amendments The Fees and Expenses, Conditions for Participation, Selection Criteria for Participation, and Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications sections of the U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Chennai and Cochin, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka are amended to read as follows: Fees and Expenses After a company or trade association has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the U.S. Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee is $4,481 for large firms and $4,303 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) 1 and trade associations. The fee for each additional representative (large firm or SME/trade association) is $750. Expenses for travel, 1 An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or that otherwise qualifies as a small business under SBA regulations (see http:// www.sba.gov/services/contracting opportunities/ sizestandardstopics/index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The dual pricing reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (see http:// www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/ initiatives.html for additional information). E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export 
Council

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

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ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The President's Export Council will hold a meeting to 
deliberate on recommendations related to export expansion through 
streamlined consideration of trade legislation and through building a 
competitive manufacturing workforce. The final agenda will be posted in 
advance of the meeting on the President's Export Council Web site at 
http://trade.gov/pec.

DATES: December 6, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (ET).

ADDRESSES: The President's Export Council meeting will be broadcast via 
live webcast on the Internet at http://whitehouse.gov/live.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, 
President's Export Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202-482-5876, email: 
tricia.vanorden@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The President's Export Council was first established by 
Executive Order on December 20, 1973 to advise the President on matters 
relating to U.S. export trade and report to the President on its 
activities and on its recommendations for expanding U.S. exports. The 
President's Export Council was renewed most recently by Executive Order 
13585 of September 30, 2011, for the two-year period ending September 
30, 2013. This Committee is established in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App.
    Public Submissions: The public is invited to submit written 
statements to the President's Export Council by C.O.B. November 30, 
2012 by either of the following methods:

Electronic Submissions

    Submit statements electronically via the President's Export Council 
Web site at http://trade.gov/pec/peccomments.asp; or

Paper Submissions

    Send paper statements to Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, 
President's Export Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230. Statements will be posted on the President's 
Export Council Web site (http://trade.gov/pec/peccomments.asp) without 
change, including any business or personal information provided such as 
names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. All statements 
received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are 
part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should 
submit only information that you wish to make publicly available.
    Meeting minutes: Copies of the Council's meeting minutes will be 
available within ninety (90) days of the meeting.

    Dated: November 15, 2012.
Tricia Van Orden,
Executive Secretary, President's Export Council.
[FR Doc. 2012-28233 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]
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