U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama-Amendment, 16470-16471 [2013-05962]

Download as PDF 16470 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2013 / Notices MISSION TIMETABLE—Continued Friday, September 20, 2013 ....................................................................... Saturday, September 21, 2013 ................................................................... Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated, on a rolling basis, on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 companies will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees And Expenses After a company or organization has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Trade Mission is $4,023 for a small or medium-sized firm (SME),1 and $5,210 for large firms. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) $1,500. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. Exclusions The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, except as stated in the proposed timetable, and air transportation from the U.S. to the mission sites and return to the United States. Business visas may be required. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such visas are also not included in the mission costs. However, the U.S. Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain necessary business visas. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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). VerDate Mar<14>2013 17:37 Mar 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Manila • B2B Meetings. • ADB Briefing (optional). • Farewell Reception. Manila • ADB Briefing (Alternative Time), Site Visits or Departure. Conditions of Participation Targeted mission participants are U.S. companies actively engaged in the energy efficiency, clean energy, and environmental sectors. Primary emphasis will be placed on export-ready companies that are seeking to do business actively in these markets for the first time. Certification of products and/or services being manufactured or produced in the United States or if manufactured/produced outside of the United States, the product/service is marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have U.S. content representing at least 51 percent of the value of the finished good or service. The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants: • Relevance of the company’s business to the mission goals; • Market potential for business in the Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and ADB markets; • Provision of adequate information on the company’s products and/or services, and communication of the company’s primary objectives; • Timeliness of the company’s completed application and participation agreement signed by a company officer; Diversity of company size and location may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/ trademissions) and other Internet web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conclude no later than August 23, 2013. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning March 12, 2013. Applications received after August 23, 2013 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts CS Thailand Michael McGee, Senior Commercial Officer, 662.205.5280, Michael.McGee@trade.gov. CS Washington DC David McCormack, International Trade Specialist, 202.482.2833, David.McCormack@trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–05963 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama—Amendment International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is publishing this supplement to the Notice of the U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to Russia published at 77 FR 77032, December 31, 2012, to amend the Notice to revise the dates of the application deadline from March 15, 2013 to the new deadline of March 29, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendments To Revise the Dates Background Recruitment for this Mission began in January, 2013. Due to the recent snow closures and upcoming Easter holiday season, it has been determined that an additional time is needed to allow for additional recruitment and marketing in support of the mission. Applications E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2013 / Notices will be now be accepted through March 29, 2013 (and after that date if space remains and scheduling constraints permit), interested U.S. healthcare firms and trade organizations which have not already submitted an application are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Amendments 1. For the reasons stated above, the Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications section of the Notice of the U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama published at 77 FR 77032, December 31, 2012, is amended to read as follows: Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register (http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr), posting on ITA’s trade mission calendar—http:// export.gov/trademissions—and other Internet web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, broadcast fax, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment will conclude no later than Friday, March 29, 2013. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum of fifteen participants is reached. We will inform all applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after the applications are reviewed. Applications received after the March 29th deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contacts Jessica Arnold, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program, Tel: 202–482– 2026, Fax: 202–482–9000, Email: jessica.arnold@trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–05962 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P VerDate Mar<14>2013 17:37 Mar 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No. 120823388–3175–02] National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Demonstration Project National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is extending the deadline for submission of certification letters in order to allow additional time for partners and organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for exchange of electronic health care information by healthcare providers. Participation in the project is open to all interested organizations. DATES: Interested parties must contact NIST to request a certification letter. Completed and signed certification letters will be accepted on an ongoing basis until further notice. When NIST determines a date when certification letters will no longer be accepted, NIST will publish a notice in the Federal Register 60 days prior to that termination date. ADDRESSES: The NCCoE is located at 9600 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Certification letters must be submitted to Karen Waltermire via email at NCCoE@nist.gov; or via hardcopy to NCCoE, National Institute of Standards and Technology; 100 Bureau Drive; MS 2000 Gaithersburg, MD 20899. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Waltermire via email at NCCoE@nist.gov; or telephone 301–975– 4500; NCCoE, National Institute of Standards and Technology; 100 Bureau Drive; MS 2000; Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Additional details about the Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information project will be available at: http://nccoe.nist.gov/hit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 15, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) invited organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for exchange of electronic health care information by healthcare providers (78 FR 2953). The due date for submission PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 16471 of all certification letters was 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, March 1, 2013. The NIST NCCoE is seeking additional partners to collaborate on the Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Demonstration Project and is extending the due date indefinitely. The NIST NCCoE will accept signed certification letters until NIST determines submissions are no longer necessary. NIST will provide the public with 60 days notice prior to ending the period for acceptance of certification letters. Certification letters received after Friday, March 1, 2013 and before publication of this notice are deemed to be timely. Process: NIST is soliciting responses from all sources of relevant security capabilities (e.g., vendors, academia, and integrators). Interested parties should contact NIST using the information provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Each interested party will be provided with a certification letter, which the party must complete and submit to NIST. The certification letter must be completed and submitted to NIST by the responding organization. NIST will contact interested parties if there are questions regarding the responsiveness of the certification letters to the project objective or project requirements identified below. NIST will select participants who have submitted complete certification letters on a first come, first served basis within each category of product components or capabilities listed below up to the number of participants in each category necessary to carry out this project. Selected participants will be required to enter into a consortium Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NIST. NIST published a notice in the Federal Register on October 19, 2012 (77 FR 64314), inviting U.S. companies to enter into ‘‘National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnerships’’ (NCEPs) in furtherance of the NCCoE. For this demonstration project NCEP partners will not be given priority for participation. For additional information on the NCCoE governance, business processes, and NCCoE operational structure, visit the NCCoE Web site http://csrc.nist.gov/ nccoe. Dated: March 1, 2013. Willie E. May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–06020 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 51 (Friday, March 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16470-16471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05962]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama--
Amendment

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is publishing 
this supplement to the Notice of the U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to 
Russia published at 77 FR 77032, December 31, 2012, to amend the Notice 
to revise the dates of the application deadline from March 15, 2013 to 
the new deadline of March 29, 2013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Amendments To Revise the Dates

Background

    Recruitment for this Mission began in January, 2013. Due to the 
recent snow closures and upcoming Easter holiday season, it has been 
determined that an additional time is needed to allow for additional 
recruitment and marketing in support of the mission. Applications

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will be now be accepted through March 29, 2013 (and after that date if 
space remains and scheduling constraints permit), interested U.S. 
healthcare firms and trade organizations which have not already 
submitted an application are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

Amendments

    1. For the reasons stated above, the Timeframe for Recruitment and 
Applications section of the Notice of the U.S. Infrastructure Trade 
Mission to Colombia and Panama published at 77 FR 77032, December 31, 
2012, is amended to read as follows:

Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications

    Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, 
including publication in the Federal Register (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr), posting on ITA's trade mission calendar--http://export.gov/trademissions--and other Internet web sites, press releases 
to general and trade media, direct mail, broadcast fax, notices by 
industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity 
at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. 
Recruitment will conclude no later than Friday, March 29, 2013. The 
U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection 
decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum of fifteen participants 
is reached. We will inform all applicants of selection decisions as 
soon as possible after the applications are reviewed. Applications 
received after the March 29th deadline will be considered only if space 
and scheduling constraints permit.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

Contacts

    Jessica Arnold, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program, Tel: 
202-482-2026, Fax: 202-482-9000, Email: jessica.arnold@trade.gov.

Elnora Moye,
Trade Program Assistant.
[FR Doc. 2013-05962 Filed 3-14-13; 8:45 am]
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