Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue, 72640-72641 [2013-28838]

Download as PDF 72640 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 14, 2013. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum 1. Likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping 2. Magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail [FR Doc. 2013–28952 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–991] Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–0413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On September 18, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of chlorinated isocyanurates (‘‘chlorinated isos’’) from the People’s Republic of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 China (‘‘PRC’’).1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than December 8, 2013.2 Postponement of Due Date for the Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which it initiated the investigation if, among other reasons, the petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement, or the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated. Although Clearon Corp. and Occidental Chemical Corporation (‘‘Petitioners’’) made a request on November 19, 2013, to postpone the preliminary countervailing duty determination, this request was made after the applicable deadline had passed.3 However, the original countervailing duty questionnaire is not due to the Department until December 6, 2013, three days before the current date of the preliminary determination. In addition, the Department determines that, thus far, the parties concerned are cooperating because each has made an entry of appearance in this investigation.4 Also, the Department must analyze 30 complicated programs 5 for each respondent, including 1 See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 78 FR 59001 (September 25, 2013). 2 As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013. See Memorandum for the Record, from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated October 18, 2013. Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days. If the new deadline falls on a nonbusiness day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. As noted above, the revised deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is December 8, 2013. 3 See Petitioners’ November 19, 2013 letter requesting postponement of the preliminary determination. 4 See, e.g., The Government of the People’s Republic of China November 20, 2013 submission, ‘‘GOC Notice of Appearance and APO Application: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China.’’ 5 The number of programs may be found in the ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation Initiation Checklist: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China,’’ at 7—29. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 companies that are cross-owned with each respondent, and likely issue multiple supplemental questionnaires. For all these reasons, the Department finds this investigation to be extraordinarily complicated within the meaning of section 731(c)(1)(B) of the Act, and is hereby fully postponing the preliminary countervailing duty determination by 130 days.6 The Department notes that 130 days from the initiation date, plus the 16 days tolled due to the closure of the Federal Government, is February 11, 2014. Therefore, pursuant to the discretion afforded to the Department under section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are postponing the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than February 11, 2014. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 22, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–28833 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraq Minister of Trade in July 2006 established the U.S.Iraq Business Dialogue (Business Dialogue or Dialogue) as a bilateral forum to facilitate private sector business growth in Iraq and to strengthen trade and investment ties between the United States and Iraq. This notice announces ten open membership opportunities for representatives of American industry to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue. DATES: Applications must be received no later than December 13, 2013; 5:00pm EST. SUMMARY: 6 On November 19, 2013, the Department notified interested parties that we intend to fully postpone the preliminary determination of this investigation in a forthcoming Federal Register notice. See Memo to the File, from Paul Walker, Case Analyst, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation on Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated November 19, 2013. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices Please send requests for consideration and supporting material to Mr. Tom Sams, Acting Director, Office of the Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by fax on 202–482–0878 or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 2029B, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Reichelt, Office of the Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2029B, Washington, DC 20230. Email: Kevin.Reichelt@trade.gov; Phone: 202–482–2896. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraqi Minister of Trade co-chair the Dialogue. The Dialogue consists of a U.S. Section and an Iraqi Section. Each Section consists of members from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the private sector business community. Each Party appoints the members to its respective Section. The Sections provide policy advice and counsel to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and to Iraq’s Minister of Trade that reflect private sector views, needs, and concerns regarding private sector business development in Iraq and enhanced bilateral commercial ties that would form the basis for expanded trade between the United States and Iraq. The Dialogue will exchange information and encourage bilateral discussions that address the following areas: —Factors that affect the growth of private sector business in Iraq, including disincentives to trade and investment and regulatory obstacles to job creation and investment growth; —Initiatives that the Government of Iraq might take, such as enacting, amending, enforcing, or repealing laws and regulations, to promote private sector business growth in Iraq; —Promotion of business opportunities in both Iraq and the United States, and identification of opportunities for U.S. and Iraqi firms to work together; and —Attracting U.S. businesses to opportunities in Iraq and serving as a catalyst for Iraqi private sector growth. Applications to represent any sector will be considered. The U.S. section will represent a cross-section of American businesses. Members serve in a representative capacity representing the views and interests of their particular industries. Members are not special government employees, and receive no compensation for their participation in Dialogue activities. Only appointed members may participate in Dialogue emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 meetings; substitutes and alternates will not be permitted. Section members serve for three-year terms, but may be reappointed. U.S. Section members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce. Candidates will be evaluated based on: their interest in the Iraqi market; export/investment experience in the Iraqi market; contribution to diversity based on size of company, geographic location, and sector; and ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Business Dialogue will be active. In order to be eligible for membership in the U.S. section, potential candidates shall be: —A U.S. citizen residing in the United States or able to travel to the United States or other location to attend official Business Dialogue meetings; —The President or CEO (or comparable level of responsibility) of a private sector company, or, in the case of large companies, a person having substantial responsibility for the company’s commercial activities in Iraq, either of which shall possess unique experience with or specialized knowledge about the commercial environment in Iraq; or the head of a non-profit entity, such as a trade or industry association, who possesses unique technical expertise, and the ability to provide counsel with respect to private sector business development in Iraq; and —Not a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. —Applicants may not be federally registered lobbyists, and, if appointed, will not be allowed to continue to serve as members of the U.S. Section of the Dialogue if the member becomes a federally-registered lobbyist. Members will be selected on the basis of who best will carry out the objectives of the Business Dialogue as described above and as stated in the Terms of Reference for the Dialogue. (The Terms of Reference are available from the point of contact listed above.) Recommendations for appointment will be made to the Secretary of Commerce. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been selected. To be considered for membership, please submit the following information as instructed in the addresses and dates captions above: name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; name and address of company or non-profit entity to be represented; size of the company or non-profit entity; description of relevant PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72641 product, service, or technical expertise; size of company’s export trade, investment, and/or international program experience; nature of operations or interest in Iraq; responsibilities of the candidate within the company or non-profit entity; and a brief statement of why the candidate should be appointed, including information about the candidate’s ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Business Dialogue will be active. Tom Sams, Acting Director, Office of the Middle East, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–28838 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No: 131113954–3954–01] Request for Public Comments on Draft Final Report on the Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, Missouri National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce, announces the availability for public comment of the draft final report of the investigation conducted by NIST into the tornado that impacted Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. NIST will consider all comments received on the draft report before it is issued in final form. DATES: Comments on the draft report must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: An electronic copy of the draft report may be found on the Joplin Investigation Web page http:// www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ weather/joplin_tornado_2011.cfm. Comments may be submitted by email to disaster@nist.gov or by mail to: NIST Technical Investigation Joplin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 8611. All comments received will be posted without redaction on the NIST Web site at: http://www.nist.gov/el/ disasterstudies/weather/joplin_tornado_ 2011.cfm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or if you have SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business 
Dialogue

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraq Minister of Trade 
in July 2006 established the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (Business 
Dialogue or Dialogue) as a bilateral forum to facilitate private sector 
business growth in Iraq and to strengthen trade and investment ties 
between the United States and Iraq. This notice announces ten open 
membership opportunities for representatives of American industry to 
join the U.S. section of the Dialogue.

DATES: Applications must be received no later than December 13, 2013; 
5:00pm EST.

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ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration and supporting 
material to Mr. Tom Sams, Acting Director, Office of the Middle East, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, either by fax on 202-482-0878 or by mail 
to U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 2029B, 
Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Reichelt, Office of the 
Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2029B, Washington, DC 
20230. Email: Kevin.Reichelt@trade.gov; Phone: 202-482-2896.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraqi 
Minister of Trade co-chair the Dialogue. The Dialogue consists of a 
U.S. Section and an Iraqi Section. Each Section consists of members 
from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the 
private sector business community. Each Party appoints the members to 
its respective Section. The Sections provide policy advice and counsel 
to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and to Iraq's Minister of Trade that 
reflect private sector views, needs, and concerns regarding private 
sector business development in Iraq and enhanced bilateral commercial 
ties that would form the basis for expanded trade between the United 
States and Iraq. The Dialogue will exchange information and encourage 
bilateral discussions that address the following areas:

--Factors that affect the growth of private sector business in Iraq, 
including disincentives to trade and investment and regulatory 
obstacles to job creation and investment growth;
--Initiatives that the Government of Iraq might take, such as enacting, 
amending, enforcing, or repealing laws and regulations, to promote 
private sector business growth in Iraq;
--Promotion of business opportunities in both Iraq and the United 
States, and identification of opportunities for U.S. and Iraqi firms to 
work together; and
--Attracting U.S. businesses to opportunities in Iraq and serving as a 
catalyst for Iraqi private sector growth.
    Applications to represent any sector will be considered. The U.S. 
section will represent a cross-section of American businesses.
    Members serve in a representative capacity representing the views 
and interests of their particular industries. Members are not special 
government employees, and receive no compensation for their 
participation in Dialogue activities. Only appointed members may 
participate in Dialogue meetings; substitutes and alternates will not 
be permitted. Section members serve for three-year terms, but may be 
reappointed. U.S. Section members serve at the discretion of the 
Secretary of Commerce.
    Candidates will be evaluated based on: their interest in the Iraqi 
market; export/investment experience in the Iraqi market; contribution 
to diversity based on size of company, geographic location, and sector; 
and ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the 
Business Dialogue will be active.
    In order to be eligible for membership in the U.S. section, 
potential candidates shall be:

--A U.S. citizen residing in the United States or able to travel to the 
United States or other location to attend official Business Dialogue 
meetings;
--The President or CEO (or comparable level of responsibility) of a 
private sector company, or, in the case of large companies, a person 
having substantial responsibility for the company's commercial 
activities in Iraq, either of which shall possess unique experience 
with or specialized knowledge about the commercial environment in Iraq; 
or the head of a non-profit entity, such as a trade or industry 
association, who possesses unique technical expertise, and the ability 
to provide counsel with respect to private sector business development 
in Iraq; and
--Not a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration 
Act of 1938, as amended.
--Applicants may not be federally registered lobbyists, and, if 
appointed, will not be allowed to continue to serve as members of the 
U.S. Section of the Dialogue if the member becomes a federally-
registered lobbyist.

    Members will be selected on the basis of who best will carry out 
the objectives of the Business Dialogue as described above and as 
stated in the Terms of Reference for the Dialogue. (The Terms of 
Reference are available from the point of contact listed above.) 
Recommendations for appointment will be made to the Secretary of 
Commerce. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been 
selected.
    To be considered for membership, please submit the following 
information as instructed in the addresses and dates captions above: 
name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; 
name and address of company or non-profit entity to be represented; 
size of the company or non-profit entity; description of relevant 
product, service, or technical expertise; size of company's export 
trade, investment, and/or international program experience; nature of 
operations or interest in Iraq; responsibilities of the candidate 
within the company or non-profit entity; and a brief statement of why 
the candidate should be appointed, including information about the 
candidate's ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in 
which the Business Dialogue will be active.

Tom Sams,
Acting Director, Office of the Middle East, International Trade 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-28838 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
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