Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members, 5774-5775 [2013-01599]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with 5774 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2013 / Notices transfer switches, panel boards and modules, harnesses, cables and cords (duty rates range from free to 3.5%) for the foreign status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. Components and materials sourced from abroad include: Lubricating oil; paints and varnishes; adhesives/glues; steel reinforced hose; hose fittings; tape; articles of plastic, including bags; caps; o-rings and assemblies; articles of rubber; including hoses reinforced with textiles, V-belts, pneumatic tires for industrial machines, O-rings, gasket seals, rubber parts and vibration maintenance kits; wood pallets; alcohol wipes; cardboard boxes/liners; printed labels; cards; manuals/manual kits; brochures; laminated phenolic blocks; hose screen; sand paper; exhaust blankets; woven mesh screen; articles of steel (rods, shapes, pipes, brackets, supports, mounts, covers, plates, frames, fittings, sleeves, flanges, brackets, elbow couplings, tanks caps/lids, fuel tanks, and hardware); brass fittings; copper clamps and ring assemblies; articles of aluminum (backed foil, spacers, supports, covers, stops, adapters, extrusions and miscellaneous parts); hand tools; lock sets; latches; keys; engines and related parts; pumps and related parts; fans and related parts; turbochargers; heat exchangers; CAC assemblies; oil/fuel filters; air/oil separation equipment; air filters/ elements; catalytic converters; pressure washers; water jet project machines and parts; bearings; camshafts/crankshafts; bearing housings; gear pumps; gear boxes/speed changers; flywheels; pulleys; belt tensioners; gaskets; machine parts (muffler supports, brackets, and assemblies); electric motors; generators and related parts; transformers; static converters; unmagnetized ferrite ceramic; solenoids; batteries; spark plugs; ignition coils; starter motors; voltage regulators; igniters; engine starters; visual signaling equipment; de-icing heaters; electrical heating resistor kits; display panels; sound signaling apparatus; printed circuit assemblies; AC line filters; dielectric items of paper/plastic; capacitors; circuit breakers; switching apparatus; control panels; transfer switches/panel boards; assembly motor steppers; diode rectifiers; wire cable/ power cords; ceramic insulators; trailer parts; educational display items; sensors; gas/smoke analysis apparatus; gas pressure testers; meters; thermostats; reusable containers; and test engines and other items (duty rates range from free to 10.7%). The request indicates VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:13 Jan 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 that certain radial ball bearings are subject to an antidumping/ countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order. The FTZ regulations (15 CFR 400.14(e)) require that merchandise subject to AD/ CVD actions be admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Generac has indicated that any textile products would be admitted in privileged foreign status. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is March 11, 2013. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov (202) 482–1367. Dated: January 22, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01696 Filed 1–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Materials Technical Advisory Committee will meet on February 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m., Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to materials and related technology. Agenda Open Session 1. Opening Remarks and Introductions. 2. Remarks from BIS senior management. 3. Presentation by DuPont on the impact of Australia Group and Wassenaar membership for Mexico in particular. 4. Report of Composite Working Group and other working groups. 5. Report on regime-based activities. 6. Public comments and new business. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7. Request for volunteers for Chairperson. Closed Session 8. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ l0(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 January 31, 2013. A limited number of seats will be available during the public session of the meeting. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. Written statements may be submitted at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to Committee members, the materials should be forwarded prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on October 2, 2012, 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 the meeting dealing with predecisional changes to the Commerce Control List and the 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, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: January 22, 2013. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–01598 Filed 1–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members Seven Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) advise the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls applicable to dual-use commodities and technology and on the administration of those controls. The TACs are composed of representatives from industry representatives, academic leaders and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2013 / Notices U.S. Government representing diverse points of view on the concerns of the exporting community. Industry representatives are selected from firms producing a broad range of goods, technologies, and software presently controlled for national security, nonproliferation, foreign policy, and short supply reasons or that are proposed for such controls, balanced to the extent possible among large and small firms. TAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve terms of not more than four consecutive years. The membership reflects the Department’s commitment to attaining balance and diversity. TAC members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. These clearances are necessary so that members may be permitted access to the classified information needed to formulate recommendations to the Department of Commerce. Each TAC meets approximately four times per year. Members of the Committees will not be compensated for their services. The seven TACs are responsible for advising the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls and the administration of those controls within the following areas: Information Systems TAC: Control List Categories 3 (electronics), 4 (computers), and 5 (telecommunications and information security); Materials TAC: Control List Category 1 (materials, chemicals, microorganisms, and toxins); Materials Processing Equipment TAC: Control List Category 2 (materials processing); Regulations and Procedures TAC: The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Procedures for implementing the EAR; Sensors and Instrumentation TAC: Control List Category 6 (sensors and lasers); Transportation and Related Equipment TAC: Control List Categories 7 (navigation and avionics), 8 (marine), and 9 (propulsion systems, space vehicles, and related equipment) and the Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee: (1) The identification of emerging technologies and research and development activities that may be of interest from a dual-use perspective; (2) the prioritization of new and existing controls to determine which are of greatest consequence to national security; (3) the potential impact of dual-use export control requirements on research activities; and (4) the threat to national security posed by the unauthorized exports of technologies. To respond to this recruitment notice, please send a copy of your resume to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:13 Jan 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 Deadline: This Notice of Recruitment will be open for one year from its date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Yvette Springer on (202) 482–2813. Dated: January 22, 2013. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–01599 Filed 1–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2013 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2013 worsted wool fabric tariff rate quota. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2013 of imports of certain worsted wool fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–200), as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210), the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–280), and further amended pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110– 343). The companies that are being provided an allocation are listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2043. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, as amended by the Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, the Pension Protection Act of 2006, and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, creates two tariff rate quotas, providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) heading 9902.51.11), the reduction in duty is limited to 5,500,000 square meters in 2013. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTSUS heading 9902.51.15), the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5775 reduction is limited to 5,000,000 square meters in 2013. The Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 requires the President to ensure that such fabrics are fairly allocated to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the United States and who apply for an allocation based on the amount of such suits cut and sewn during the prior calendar year. Presidential Proclamation 7383, of December 1, 2000, authorized the Secretary of Commerce to allocate the quantity of worsted wool fabric imports under the tariff rate quotas. The Miscellaneous Trade Act also authorized Commerce to allocate a new HTS category, HTS 9902.51.16. This HTS refers to worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameter of 18.5 microns or less. The amendment further provides that HTS 9902.51.16 is for the benefit of persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who weave worsted wool fabric in the United States. For HTS 9902.51.16, the reduction in duty is limited to 2,000,000 square meters in 2013. On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such allocations (66 FR 6459, 15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 (70 FR 61363). On September 21, 2012, the Department published notices in the Federal Register (77 FR 58524–26) soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2013 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of October 22, 2012. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 10 firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 15 firms. The Department received a timely application for the HTS 9902.51.16 tariff rate quota from 1 firm. All applicants were determined eligible for an allocation. Most applicants submitted data on a business confidential basis. As allocations to firms were determined on the basis of this data, the Department considers individual firm allocations to be business confidential. Firms That Received Allocations HTS 9902.51.11, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber diameter greater than 18.5 micron, certified by the importer as suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers (provided for in subheading E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-01599]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private-
Sector Members

SUMMARY: Seven Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) advise the 
Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls 
applicable to dual-use commodities and technology and on the 
administration of those controls. The TACs are composed of 
representatives from industry representatives, academic leaders and

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U.S. Government representing diverse points of view on the concerns of 
the exporting community. Industry representatives are selected from 
firms producing a broad range of goods, technologies, and software 
presently controlled for national security, non-proliferation, foreign 
policy, and short supply reasons or that are proposed for such 
controls, balanced to the extent possible among large and small firms.
    TAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve 
terms of not more than four consecutive years. The membership reflects 
the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. TAC 
members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. These 
clearances are necessary so that members may be permitted access to the 
classified information needed to formulate recommendations to the 
Department of Commerce. Each TAC meets approximately four times per 
year. Members of the Committees will not be compensated for their 
services.
    The seven TACs are responsible for advising the Department of 
Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls and the 
administration of those controls within the following areas: 
Information Systems TAC: Control List Categories 3 (electronics), 4 
(computers), and 5 (telecommunications and information security); 
Materials TAC: Control List Category 1 (materials, chemicals, 
microorganisms, and toxins); Materials Processing Equipment TAC: 
Control List Category 2 (materials processing); Regulations and 
Procedures TAC: The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and 
Procedures for implementing the EAR; Sensors and Instrumentation TAC: 
Control List Category 6 (sensors and lasers); Transportation and 
Related Equipment TAC: Control List Categories 7 (navigation and 
avionics), 8 (marine), and 9 (propulsion systems, space vehicles, and 
related equipment) and the Emerging Technology and Research Advisory 
Committee: (1) The identification of emerging technologies and research 
and development activities that may be of interest from a dual-use 
perspective; (2) the prioritization of new and existing controls to 
determine which are of greatest consequence to national security; (3) 
the potential impact of dual-use export control requirements on 
research activities; and (4) the threat to national security posed by 
the unauthorized exports of technologies.
    To respond to this recruitment notice, please send a copy of your 
resume to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov.
    Deadline: This Notice of Recruitment will be open for one year from 
its date of publication in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Yvette Springer on (202) 482-2813.

    Dated: January 22, 2013.
Yvette Springer,
Committee Liaison Officer.
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