Request for Nominations of Members to Serve on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, 19191-19192 [2013-07344]

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[FR Doc. 2013–07330 Filed 3–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Request for Nominations of Members to Serve on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce is requesting nominations of individuals to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. The Secretary will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria. DATES: Please submit nominations by April 29, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Please submit nominations to B.K. Atrostic, Designated Federal Official for Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2K267, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. Nominations also may be submitted by fax at 301–763–9993, or by email to barbara.kathryn.atrostic@census.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: B.K. Atrostic, Designated Federal Official for Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2K267, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, e-mail barbara.kathryn.atrostic@census.gov, or telephone (301) 763–6442. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (as amended, Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2). The following provides information about the committee, membership, and the nomination process. ADDRESSES: Objectives and Duties 1. The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (the ‘‘Committee’’) is administratively housed at the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The Committee advises Directors of ESA’s two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau (Census), and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (‘‘the agencies’’) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. 2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory committee to the senior officials of BEA, Census and BLS in consultation with the Committee chairperson. 3. Important aspects of the Committee’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: a. Recommending research to address important technical problems arising in federal economic statistics. b. Identifying areas in which better coordination of the agencies’’ activities would be beneficial. c. Establishing relationships with professional associations with an interest in federal economic statistics. d. Coordinating, in its identification of agenda items, with other existing academic advisory committees chartered to provide agency-specific advice, for the purpose of avoiding duplication of effort. 4. The Committee reports to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19191 who, as head of ESA, coordinates and collaborates with the agencies. Membership 1. The Committee consists of approximately fourteen members who serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Commerce. 2. Members are nominated by the Department of Commerce, in consultation with the agencies, under the coordination of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, and appointed by the Secretary. 3. Committee members are economists, statisticians, survey methodologists, and behavioral scientists, and are chosen to achieve a balanced membership across those disciplines. 4. Members shall be prominent experts in their fields, and recognized for their scientific and professional achievements and objectivity. a. Members serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) and are subject to ethics rules applicable to SGEs. b. Members serve three-year terms. Members may be reappointed to any number of additional three-year terms. c. Should a committee member be unable to complete a three-year term, a new member may be selected to complete that term for the duration of the time remaining or begin a new term of three years. d. The agencies, by consensus agreement, shall appoint the chairperson annually from the committee membership. Chairpersons shall be permitted to succeed themselves. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services, but will be reimbursed for travel expenses upon request. 2. The Committee meets approximately twice a year, budget permitting. Special meetings may be called when appropriate. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are requested as described above. 2. Nominees must be economists, statisticians, survey methodologists, and behavioral scientists and will be chosen to achieve a balanced membership across those disciplines. Nominees must be prominent experts in their fields, and recognized for their scientific and professional achievements and objectivity. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to advise the agencies on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 19192 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2013 / Notices collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. 3. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of an individual candidate. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications (reAE1sumeAE1 or curriculum vitae) must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the Committee, including, but not limited to regular meeting attendance, committee meeting discussant responsibilities, and review of materials, as well as participation in conference calls, webinars, working groups, and special committee activities. 4. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership. Dated: March 22, 2013. Thomas L. Mesenbourg, Jr., Senior Advisor Performing the Duties of the Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2013–07344 Filed 3–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–26–2013] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 236—Palm Springs, California; Application for Reorganization and Expansion Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the City of Palm Springs, grantee of FTZ 236, requesting authority to reorganize and expand the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usagedriven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on March 25, 2013. FTZ 236 was approved by the Board on February 3, 1999 (Board Order 1013, 64 FR 7854, 02/17/1999). The current zone includes the following sites: Site 1 (902 acres)—Palm Springs International Airport, 3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 410 N. Farrell Drive, 820 Research Drive and adjacent Gene Autry Business Park, Palm Springs; and, Site 2 (14 acres)— within the 18-acre Palm Springs Rail Station, 63950 Palm Springs Station Road, Palm Springs. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be a portion of eastern Riverside County, California, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Palm Springs U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include existing Site 1 as a ‘‘magnet’’ site. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 1 be so exempted. In addition, the applicant is also requesting the approval of the following new magnet site: Proposed Site 3 (26.72 acres)—Dowling Orchard Business Park, 415 Nicholas Road, 920 4th Street and 4th Street and Nicholas Road, Beaumont (Riverside County). The applicant is also requesting as part of the reorganization that Site 2 be removed from the zone project. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Christopher Kemp of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. 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 May 28, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to June 12, 2013. A copy of the application 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 Christopher Kemp at Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov or (202) 482–0862. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 25, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–07395 Filed 3–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Nexiant, LLC, 2531 West Maryland Avenue, Tampa, FL 33629; Order Denying Export Privileges On October 18, 2012, in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, Nexiant, LLC (‘‘Nexiant’’) was convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). Specifically, Nexiant was convicted of one count of violating IEEPA by knowingly and willfully conspiring with other individuals to violate IEEPA and the Iranian Transactions Regulations (31 CFR 560.203 and 560.204) by exporting computer and related equipment from the United States through the U.A.E. to Iran without first having obtained the required license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Nexiant was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation and a fine of $400.00. Section 766.25 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’ or ‘‘Regulations’’) 1 provides, in pertinent part, that ‘‘[t]he Director of the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of the Export Administration Act (‘‘EAA’’), the EAR, or any order, license or authorization issued thereunder; any regulation, license, or order issued under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706); 18 U.S.C. 793, 794 or 798; section 4(b) of the Internal Security Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b)), or section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).’’ 15 CFR 766.25(a); see also Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. app. 2410(h). The denial of export privileges under this provision may be for a period of up to 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR parts 730– 774 (2012). 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-07344]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census


Request for Nominations of Members to Serve on the Federal 
Economic Statistics Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce is requesting nominations of 
individuals to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. The 
Secretary will consider nominations received in response to this 
notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.

DATES: Please submit nominations by April 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to B.K. Atrostic, Designated 
Federal Official for Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, 
U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2K267, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 
20233. Nominations also may be submitted by fax at 301-763-9993, or by 
email to barbara.kathryn.atrostic@census.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: B.K. Atrostic, Designated Federal 
Official for Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, U.S. 
Census Bureau, Room 2K267, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, 
e-mail barbara.kathryn.atrostic@census.gov, or telephone (301) 763-
6442.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory 
Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (as amended, Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2). 
The following provides information about the committee, membership, and 
the nomination process.

Objectives and Duties

    1. The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (the 
``Committee'') is administratively housed at the Economics and 
Statistics Administration (ESA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The 
Committee advises Directors of ESA's two statistical agencies, the 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau (Census), 
and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor 
Statistics (BLS) (``the agencies'') on statistical methodology and 
other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and 
analysis of federal economic statistics.
    2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory committee to the 
senior officials of BEA, Census and BLS in consultation with the 
Committee chairperson.
    3. Important aspects of the Committee's responsibilities include, 
but are not limited to:
    a. Recommending research to address important technical problems 
arising in federal economic statistics.
    b. Identifying areas in which better coordination of the agencies'' 
activities would be beneficial.
    c. Establishing relationships with professional associations with 
an interest in federal economic statistics.
    d. Coordinating, in its identification of agenda items, with other 
existing academic advisory committees chartered to provide agency-
specific advice, for the purpose of avoiding duplication of effort.
    4. The Committee reports to the Under Secretary for Economic 
Affairs who, as head of ESA, coordinates and collaborates with the 
agencies.

Membership

    1. The Committee consists of approximately fourteen members who 
serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Commerce.
    2. Members are nominated by the Department of Commerce, in 
consultation with the agencies, under the coordination of the Under 
Secretary for Economic Affairs, and appointed by the Secretary.
    3. Committee members are economists, statisticians, survey 
methodologists, and behavioral scientists, and are chosen to achieve a 
balanced membership across those disciplines.
    4. Members shall be prominent experts in their fields, and 
recognized for their scientific and professional achievements and 
objectivity.
    a. Members serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) and are 
subject to ethics rules applicable to SGEs.
    b. Members serve three-year terms. Members may be reappointed to 
any number of additional three-year terms.
    c. Should a committee member be unable to complete a three-year 
term, a new member may be selected to complete that term for the 
duration of the time remaining or begin a new term of three years.
    d. The agencies, by consensus agreement, shall appoint the 
chairperson annually from the committee membership. Chairpersons shall 
be permitted to succeed themselves.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their 
services, but will be reimbursed for travel expenses upon request.
    2. The Committee meets approximately twice a year, budget 
permitting. Special meetings may be called when appropriate.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are requested as described above.
    2. Nominees must be economists, statisticians, survey 
methodologists, and behavioral scientists and will be chosen to achieve 
a balanced membership across those disciplines. Nominees must be 
prominent experts in their fields, and recognized for their scientific 
and professional achievements and objectivity. Such knowledge and 
expertise are needed to advise the agencies on statistical methodology 
and other technical matters related to the

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collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics.
    3. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations 
on behalf of an individual candidate. A summary of the candidate's 
qualifications (reAE1sumeAE1 or curriculum vitae) must be included 
along with the nomination letter. Nominees must be able to actively 
participate in the tasks of the Committee, including, but not limited 
to regular meeting attendance, committee meeting discussant 
responsibilities, and review of materials, as well as participation in 
conference calls, webinars, working groups, and special committee 
activities.
    4. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership.

    Dated: March 22, 2013.
Thomas L. Mesenbourg, Jr.,
Senior Advisor Performing the Duties of the Director, Bureau of the 
Census.
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