United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Charter Renewal, 53426-53427 [2013-21111]

Download as PDF 53426 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Notices 2001 was published on December 2, 2002 (67 FR 71537). In October 2002, DARRP hired the accounting firm of Cotton and Company LLP (Cotton) to review and certify DARRP costs incurred on cases for purposes of cost recovery and to develop indirect rates for FY 2002 and subsequent years. As in the prior years, Cotton concluded that the cost accounting system and allocation practices of the DARRP component organizations are consistent with federal accounting requirements. Consistent with R&M’s previous analyses, Cotton also determined that the most appropriate indirect allocation method continues to be the Direct Labor Cost Base for all three DARRP component organizations. The Direct Labor Cost Base is computed by allocating total indirect cost over the sum of direct labor dollars, plus the application of NOAA’s leave surcharge and benefits rates to direct labor. Direct labor costs for contractors from I.M. Systems Group (IMSG) were included in the direct labor base because Cotton determined that these costs have the same relationship to the indirect cost pool as NOAA direct labor costs. IMSG provided on-site support to the DARRP in the areas of injury assessment, natural resource economics, restoration planning and implementation, and policy analysis. IMSG continues to provide on-site support to the DARRP. Starting in FY 2010, contractors from Genwest provide on-site support for cost documentation. Subsequent federal notices have been published in the Federal Register as follows: • FY 2002, published on October 6, 2003 (68 FR 57672) • FY 2003, published on May 20, 2005 (70 FR 29280) • FY 2004, published on March 16, 2006 (71 FR 13356) • FY 2005, published on February 9, 2007 (72 FR 6221) • FY 2006, published on June 3, 2008 (73 FR 31679) • FY 2007 and FY 2008, published on November 16, 2009 (74 FR 58948) • FY 2009 and FY 2010, published on October 20, 2011 (76 FR 65182) • FY 2011, published on September 17, 2012 (77 FR 57074) Cotton’s reports on these indirect rates can also be found on the DARRP Web site at www.darrp.noaa.gov. Cotton reaffirmed that the Direct Labor Cost Base is the most appropriate indirect allocation method for the development of the FY 2012 indirect cost rates. The DARRP’s Indirect Cost Rates and Policies The DARRP will apply the indirect cost rates for FY 2012 as recommended by Cotton for each of the DARRP component organizations as provided in the following table: FY 2012 indirect rate (percent) DARRP component organization sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) .................................................................................................................................. Restoration Center (RC) ................................................................................................................................................................ General Counsel Natural Resources Section (GCNRS) ............................................................................................................... These rates are based on the Direct Labor Cost Base allocation methodology. The FY 2012 rates will be applied to all damage assessment and restoration case costs incurred between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012. DARRP will use the FY 2012 indirect cost rates for future fiscal years, beginning with FY 2013, until subsequent year-specific rates can be developed. For cases that have settled and for cost claims paid prior to the effective date of the fiscal year in question, the DARRP will not re-open any resolved matters for the purpose of applying the revised rates in this policy for these fiscal years. For cases not settled and cost claims not paid prior to the effective date of the fiscal year in question, costs will be recalculated using the revised rates in this policy for these fiscal years. Where a responsible party has agreed to pay costs using previous year’s indirect rates, but has not yet made the payment because the settlement documents are not finalized, the costs will not be recalculated. Dated: August 13, 2013. David Westerholm, Director, Office of Response and Restoration. [FR Doc. 2013–21127 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DE–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1912] Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 84; Houston, Texas Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 84, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 84 to include a site in Brazos County, Texas, adjacent to the Houston Customs and Border Protection port of entry (B–10– 2013, docketed 1/31/2013); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (78 FR 8492–8493, 2/6/2013) 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 would be satisfied if subject to specific conditions; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 117.18 59.80 21.48 The application to expand FTZ 84 is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit, and further subject to sunset provisions that would terminate authority on August 31, 2018, for Sites 2, 3, 5, 12, 14, 23 and 26 where no activity has occurred under FTZ procedures before that date. Signed at Washington, DC, this August 23, 2013. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. ATTEST: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–21153 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Charter Renewal International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Notices The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board on August 19, 2013. DATES: The Charter for the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board was renewed on August 19, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202– 482–4501, email: jennifer.pilat@ trade.gov. SUMMARY: The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board on August 19, 2013. This Notice is published in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, § 9). It has been determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. The Committee was established pursuant to Commerce’s authority under 15 U.S.C. 1512, established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration. The Committee provides advice to the Secretary on government policies and programs that affect the U.S. travel and tourism industry, including the implementation of the National Travel and Tourism Strategy. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 26, 2013. Jennifer Pilat, Executive Secretary, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. [FR Doc. 2013–21111 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda for an open meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board). The Board advises the Secretary of SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. DATES: September 17, 2013, 1:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202– 482–4501, email: jennifer.pilat@ trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda: At the meeting, the Board will hear updates from its four subcommittees on travel facilitation, business climate, infrastructure and sustainability, and advocacy, and discuss and deliberate on proposed recommendations addressing advocacy, art investment and public-private partnerships. The Board will also hear updates from representatives of the U.S. government on past recommendations, the implementation of the National Travel and Tourism Strategy and the progress on implementing the President’s Executive Order 13597 on travel and tourism. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ TTAB/TTAB_Home.html, at least one week in advance of the meeting. Background: The Board is a Federal advisory committee that advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry, including government policies and programs that affect the U.S. travel and tourism industry, and serves as a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. All guests are required to register in advance. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests for sign language interpretation, other auxiliary aids, or pre-registration, should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. EDT on September 10, 2013 to Jennifer Pilat, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone 202–482–4501, OACIE@trade.gov. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. No time will be available for oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53427 comments concerning the Board’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Jennifer Pilat at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 10, 2013, to ensure transmission to the Board prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of Board meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: August 23, 2013. Jennifer Pilat, Executive Secretary, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. [FR Doc. 2013–21113 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Notice of Availability of the Determination for Eligibility for Listing on the Historic Register Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing this notice to advise the public that, on July 24, 2013, the CFPB prepared and submitted a recommendation to the State Historical Preservation Office for eligibility for listing on the historic register for the building located at 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC. The building is currently used as the headquarters for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Originally built in 1976, the building has three below ground levels that extend beneath a large public courtyard (two of which include secured parking) and seven floors above ground with the highest reserved for mechanical equipment. Storefront retail is located at the ground level. The CFPB and its consultants prepared the final Determination for Eligibility for Listing on the Historic Register, dated July 24, 2013, in accordance with the provisions of § 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act., DATES: Comments must be received no later than 25 September 2013. The Determination for Eligibility for Listing on the Historic Register is available as of the publication date of this notice. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may request copies of the Determination for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 168 (Thursday, August 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53426-53427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21111]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Charter Renewal

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of 
Commerce for Administration, with the concurrence of the General 
Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the United States 
Travel and Tourism Advisory Board on August 19, 2013.

DATES: The Charter for the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory 
Board was renewed on August 19, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, the United States 
Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202-482-4501, email: 
jennifer.pilat@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant 
Secretary of Commerce for Administration, with the concurrence of the 
General Services Administration, renewed the United States Travel and 
Tourism Advisory Board on August 19, 2013. This Notice is published in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Title 5, 
United States Code, Appendix 2, Sec.  9). It has been determined that 
the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. The Committee 
was established pursuant to Commerce's authority under 15 U.S.C. 1512, 
established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as 
amended, 5 U.S.C., and with the concurrence of the General Services 
Administration. The Committee provides advice to the Secretary on 
government policies and programs that affect the U.S. travel and 
tourism industry, including the implementation of the National Travel 
and Tourism Strategy.

    Dated: August 26, 2013.
Jennifer Pilat,
Executive Secretary, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.
[FR Doc. 2013-21111 Filed 8-28-13; 8:45 am]
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