Request for Comments From the Public and Nominations for the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee, 10596-10598 [2014-04062]

Download as PDF 10596 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 37 / Tuesday, February 25, 2014 / Notices OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [FR Doc. 2014–04065 Filed 2–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–36–P appropriate, to provide general policy advice on matters referred to in subsection (a) of this section. Request for Comments From the Public and Nominations for the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee Dated: February 12, 2014. Ernest E. Davis, Director of Medical Clearances, Office of Medical Services, Department of State. The President has delegated authority to the USTR to appoint policy advisory committees (‘‘Tier 2’’). Section 135(c)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974 calls for each general policy advisory committee ‘‘insofar as is practicable,’’ ‘‘[to] be representative of all industry, labor, agricultural, service, investment, defense, and other interests . . . including small business interests.’’ Section 135(f) of the Trade Act of 1974 provides, in relevant part that, ‘‘the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act apply . . . (2) to all . . . advisory committees which may be established under subsection (c) of this section.’’ The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. 1–14) requires that legislation establishing or authorizing the establishment of an advisory committee ‘‘require the membership of the advisory committee to be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed by the advisory committee’’ (5 U.S.C. 5). With the creation of the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee, a new forum for discussions on public interest aspects of trade issues will be available. The objectives and scope of activities of the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee include, but are not limited to: (1) Providing the U.S. Trade Representative with policy advice on issues including but not limited to, public health, international development, and consumer protection. (2) Providing the President, the USTR, and Congress with reports on trade agreements, following their conclusions, which include an advisory opinion on whether and to what extent the agreement promotes the interests of the United States. Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments from the public on the creation of the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee and request for nominees to that Committee. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8646] Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Pterosaurs’’ Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Pterosaurs,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, from on or about April 19, 2014, until on or about January 4, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: For further information, including a list of the exhibit object, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: February 20, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–04053 Filed 2–24–14; 8:45 am] 17:58 Feb 24, 2014 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this request for comments should be directed to Tiffany Enoch, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement at (202) 395–6120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2155), directs the President to obtain information and advice from representative elements of the private sector and the non-Federal government sector regarding U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives. Among other mechanisms, Section 135(c)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974 provides that: (1) The President may establish individual general policy advisory committees for industry, labor, agriculture, services, investment, defense, and other interests, as BILLING CODE 4710–05–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is, pursuant to Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155(c)(1)) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 1), establishing the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee (‘‘the Committee’’) to provide policy advice on issues involving trade and from the perspective of those concerned with public interest issues. USTR seeks comments on the Committee’s objectives and the scope of its activities. USTR is also seeking nominations for membership on the Committee. DATES: Written comments are due by COB on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Nominations for membership will be accepted at any time, however, in order to be considered for the initial populating of the committee, nominations should be made by March 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket number USTR–2014–0005. For alternatives to online submission please contact Tiffany Enoch, at (202) 395– 6120. SUMMARY: Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Request for Comments USTR solicits comments on the objectives and scope of activities for the Public Interest Advisory Committee, including comments on: the appropriate scope of viewpoints to be represented in such a committee to ensure the committee is fairly balanced; how included viewpoints would improve the quality of information and advice provided to USTR; how included viewpoints would add value and contribute to the Committee’s mission to provide general trade policy advice; any additional objectives or activities; modifications to aforementioned objectives, activities or viewpoints; and any other pertinent insights. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 37 / Tuesday, February 25, 2014 / Notices Requirements for Submission Written comments must be received by COB on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. In order to ensure the most timely and expeditious receipt and consideration of comments, USTR has arranged to accept on-line submissions via www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2014–0005 on the home page and click ‘‘go’’. The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice and click on the link entitled ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (For further information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov/ Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site’’ on the left side of the home page.) The www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a ‘‘Type Comments’’ field, or by attaching using the ‘‘Upload File’’ field. USTR prefers submissions to be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘Type Comments’’ field. We strongly urge submitters to avail themselves of the electronic filing, if at all possible. If an on-line submission is impossible, alternative arrangements must be made with Ms. Enoch, at (202) 395–6120. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Nominations USTR is also soliciting nominations for membership on the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee (PITAC). In order to be appointed to the PITAC, the following eligibility requirements must be met: 1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen; 2. The applicant must not be a fulltime employee of a U.S. governmental entity; 3. The applicant must not be a federally-registered lobbyist; 4. The applicant must not be registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act; 5. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance; and 6. The applicant must represent a U.S. organization that represents whose members (or funders) have a demonstrated interest in international trade. For eligibility purposes, a ‘‘U.S. organization’’ is an organization, including trade association, labor union VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 and organization, and nongovernmental organization (NGO), established under the laws of the United States, that is controlled by U.S. citizens, by another U.S. organization (or organizations), or by a U.S. entity (or entities), as determined based on its board of directors (or comparable governing body), membership, and funding sources, as applicable. To qualify as a U.S. organization, more than 50 percent of the board of directors (or comparable governing body) and more than 50 percent of the membership of the organization to be represented must be U.S. citizens, U.S. organizations, or U.S. entities. Additionally, at least 50 percent of the organization’s annual revenue must be attributable to nongovernmental U.S. sources. In order to be considered for PITAC membership, a nominee should submit: (1) Name, title, affiliation, and relevant contact information of the individual requesting consideration; (2) A sponsor letter on the entity’s or organization’s letterhead containing a brief description of why the applicant should be considered for membership; (3) The applicant’s personal resume demonstrating knowledge of international trade issues; (4) An affirmative statement that the applicant and the organization he or she represents meet all eligibility requirements; (5) An affirmative statement that the applicant is not a federally registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands that if appointed, the applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as a PITAC member if the applicant becomes a federally registered lobbyist; and (6) Information regarding the sponsoring entity, including the control of the entity or organization to be represented and the organization’s demonstrated interest in international trade. As noted, members of the committee are appointed to represent the views of their sponsoring entities. As such, committee members will generally serve as representatives of those organizations and not as Special Government Employees. USTR will consider applicants for membership on the PITAC that meet the eligibility criteria based on the following criteria: ability to represent the sponsoring U.S. entity’s or U.S. organization’s interests on trade matters; ability to carry out the objectives of the PITAC and ensuring that the PITAC is balanced in terms of points of view, demographics, geography, and entity or organization size. Submit applications to Tiffany Enoch, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10597 Representative for Intergovernmental and Affairs and Public Engagement. Send applications to: tenoch@ ustr.eop.gov. If you have any question please contact Ms. Enoch at (202)395– 6120. Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning the issues raised in this notice. Persons may submit public comments electronically to www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2014–0005. If you are unable to provide submissions by www.regulations.gov, please contact Cece Jones-Davis to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. To submit comments via www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2014–0005 on the home page and click ‘‘search’’. The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the left side of the searchresults page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (For further information on using the www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site’’ on the left side of the home page.) The www.regulations.gov Web site allows users to provide comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comments’’ field, or by attaching a document using an ‘‘Upload File’’ field. It is expected that most comments will be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘Type Comments’’ field. A person requesting that information contained in a comment that he/she submitted be treated as confidential business information, must certify that such information is business confidential and would not customarily be released to the public by the submitter. Confidential business information must be clearly designated as such and the submission must be marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page. Any comment containing business confidential information must be submitted by fax to Cece Jones-Davis at (202) 395–3692. A non-confidential summary of the confidential information must be submitted to www.regulations.gov. The nonconfidential summary will be placed in the docket and will be open to public inspection. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 10598 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 37 / Tuesday, February 25, 2014 / Notices Dated: February 19, 2014. Jewel James, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2014–04062 Filed 2–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–F4–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 13–11–C–00–MSP To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis, Minnesota Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to rule on application. AGENCY: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Christopher Hugunin, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Minneapolis Airports District Office, 6020 28th Avenue South, Room 102, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Vinh Ngo, Accountant for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, at the following address: Metropolitan Airports Commission, 6040 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55450. Comments previously submitted as part of the air carriers and foreign air carriers consultation process under 14 CFR 158.23 and the public notice process under 14 CFR 158.24 do not have to be resubmitted in order to be considered by the FAA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Hugunin, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Minneapolis Airports District Office, 6020 28th Avenue South, Room 102, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450, (612) 253–4610. Review of Application: A copy of the PFC application is available for examination, upon prior appointment during normal business hours at the Minneapolis Airports District Office, emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 6020 28th Avenue South, Room 102, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450. Please call (612) 253–4610 to set up an appointment. Additionally, a copy to examine can be found at the following location: Metropolitan Airports Commission, 6040 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55450. Please contact Vinh Ngo at (612) 726–8160 to set up an appointment. The application may also be viewed online at http://www.metroairports.org/ Airport-Authority.aspx. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). On March 25, 2013, the Metropolitan Airports Commission submitted an application to impose and use revenues from a PFC at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. On April 25, 2013, the FAA determined that the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC submitted by Metropolitan Airports Commission was not substantially complete within the requirements of section 158.25 of Part 158. The Metropolitan Airports Commission supplemented the application on January 29, 2014. The FAA will approve or disapprove the application, in whole or in part, no later than May 29, 2014. The following is a brief overview of the application. PFC application number: 13–11–C– 00–MSP Proposed charge effective date: February 1, 2019. Proposed charge expiration date: January 1, 2020. Level of the proposed PFC: $4.50. Total estimated PFC revenue: $54,880,921. Brief description of proposed project(s): Terminal 1—Concourse F Pedestrian Bridge Rehabilitation, Terminal 1—Passenger Bridge Replacements, Electronic Video Information Display Systems, Runway 30R Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System, Perimeter Fence and Gate Security Improvements, Taxiway C Extension, Runway 30L Engineered Materials Arresting System Replacements, Service Road Tunnel Improvements, Terminal 2—Security Checkpoint, Terminal 2—Passenger Boarding Bridge Replacement, Terminal 2—Orange Parking Ramp Skyway Link/ Terminal Expansion, ARFF Station Number 2/Boiler Building Roof PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Replacements, and Airport Noise and Operations System Upgrades. Class or classes of air carriers which the public agency has requested not be required to collect PFCs: Air taxi. Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on February 13, 2014. Ignacio Flores, Deputy Manager. Airports Division, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. 2014–03925 Filed 2–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Ninth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 227, Standards of Navigation Performance Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Meeting Notice of RTCA Special Committee 227, Standards of Navigation Performance. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the ninth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 227, Standards of Navigation Performance. DATES: The meeting will be held March 17–21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Eurocae Headquarters, 102 Rue Etienne Dolet, 92240 Malakoff, France. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 330–0662 or (202) 833–9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http://www.rtca.org. In addition, Sophie Bousquet may be contacted directly at email: sbousquet@rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given for a meeting of Special Committee 227. The agenda will include the following: SUMMARY: March 17–21 • Welcome/Introductions/ Administrative Remarks • Agenda Overview • Overview of Planned Work Program for the Week Æ Plan for MASPS Change 1 Æ Plan for MOPS • Committee Coordination on Dynamic RNP (SC–214), and A–IM (SC– 186). • Plenary Review—MASPS/MOPS Æ Planned Work Schedule (Note, schedule subject to change based upon progress/pace/issue) E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 37 (Tuesday, February 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10596-10598]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Request for Comments From the Public and Nominations for the 
Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Request for comments from the public on the creation of the 
Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee and request for nominees to 
that Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative 
(``USTR'') is, pursuant to Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 
U.S.C. 2155(c)(1)) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 
App. 1), establishing the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee 
(``the Committee'') to provide policy advice on issues involving trade 
and from the perspective of those concerned with public interest 
issues. USTR seeks comments on the Committee's objectives and the scope 
of its activities. USTR is also seeking nominations for membership on 
the Committee.

DATES: Written comments are due by COB on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. 
Nominations for membership will be accepted at any time, however, in 
order to be considered for the initial populating of the committee, 
nominations should be made by March 25, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted electronically via the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket number USTR-2014-0005. 
For alternatives to online submission please contact Tiffany Enoch, at 
(202) 395-6120.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this request for 
comments should be directed to Tiffany Enoch, Deputy Assistant U.S. 
Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public 
Engagement at (202) 395-6120.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2155), 
directs the President to obtain information and advice from 
representative elements of the private sector and the non-Federal 
government sector regarding U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation 
objectives. Among other mechanisms, Section 135(c)(1) of the Trade Act 
of 1974 provides that:

    (1) The President may establish individual general policy 
advisory committees for industry, labor, agriculture, services, 
investment, defense, and other interests, as appropriate, to provide 
general policy advice on matters referred to in subsection (a) of 
this section.

    The President has delegated authority to the USTR to appoint policy 
advisory committees (``Tier 2'').
    Section 135(c)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974 calls for each general 
policy advisory committee ``insofar as is practicable,'' ``[to] be 
representative of all industry, labor, agricultural, service, 
investment, defense, and other interests . . . including small business 
interests.''
    Section 135(f) of the Trade Act of 1974 provides, in relevant part 
that, ``the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act apply . . 
. (2) to all . . . advisory committees which may be established under 
subsection (c) of this section.'' The Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA) (5 U.S.C. 1-14) requires that legislation establishing or 
authorizing the establishment of an advisory committee ``require the 
membership of the advisory committee to be fairly balanced in terms of 
the points of view represented and the functions to be performed by the 
advisory committee'' (5 U.S.C. 5).
    With the creation of the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee, 
a new forum for discussions on public interest aspects of trade issues 
will be available. The objectives and scope of activities of the Public 
Interest Trade Advisory Committee include, but are not limited to:
    (1) Providing the U.S. Trade Representative with policy advice on 
issues including but not limited to, public health, international 
development, and consumer protection.
    (2) Providing the President, the USTR, and Congress with reports on 
trade agreements, following their conclusions, which include an 
advisory opinion on whether and to what extent the agreement promotes 
the interests of the United States.

Request for Comments

    USTR solicits comments on the objectives and scope of activities 
for the Public Interest Advisory Committee, including comments on: the 
appropriate scope of viewpoints to be represented in such a committee 
to ensure the committee is fairly balanced; how included viewpoints 
would improve the quality of information and advice provided to USTR; 
how included viewpoints would add value and contribute to the 
Committee's mission to provide general trade policy advice; any 
additional objectives or activities; modifications to aforementioned 
objectives, activities or viewpoints; and any other pertinent insights.

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Requirements for Submission

    Written comments must be received by COB on Tuesday, March 25, 
2014. In order to ensure the most timely and expeditious receipt and 
consideration of comments, USTR has arranged to accept on-line 
submissions via www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via 
www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR-2014-0005 on the home 
page and click ``go''. The site will provide a search-results page 
listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to 
this notice and click on the link entitled ``Comment Now!'' (For 
further information on using the http://www.regulations.gov/ Web site, 
please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on 
``How to Use This Site'' on the left side of the home page.)
    The www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making 
submissions by filling in a ``Type Comments'' field, or by attaching 
using the ``Upload File'' field. USTR prefers submissions to be 
provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is 
sufficient to type ``See attached'' in the ``Type Comments'' field.
    We strongly urge submitters to avail themselves of the electronic 
filing, if at all possible. If an on-line submission is impossible, 
alternative arrangements must be made with Ms. Enoch, at (202) 395-
6120.

Request for Nominations

    USTR is also soliciting nominations for membership on the Public 
Interest Trade Advisory Committee (PITAC). In order to be appointed to 
the PITAC, the following eligibility requirements must be met:
    1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen;
    2. The applicant must not be a full-time employee of a U.S. 
governmental entity;
    3. The applicant must not be a federally-registered lobbyist;
    4. The applicant must not be registered with the Department of 
Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act;
    5. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security 
clearance; and
    6. The applicant must represent a U.S. organization that represents 
whose members (or funders) have a demonstrated interest in 
international trade.
    For eligibility purposes, a ``U.S. organization'' is an 
organization, including trade association, labor union and 
organization, and nongovernmental organization (NGO), established under 
the laws of the United States, that is controlled by U.S. citizens, by 
another U.S. organization (or organizations), or by a U.S. entity (or 
entities), as determined based on its board of directors (or comparable 
governing body), membership, and funding sources, as applicable. To 
qualify as a U.S. organization, more than 50 percent of the board of 
directors (or comparable governing body) and more than 50 percent of 
the membership of the organization to be represented must be U.S. 
citizens, U.S. organizations, or U.S. entities. Additionally, at least 
50 percent of the organization's annual revenue must be attributable to 
nongovernmental U.S. sources.
    In order to be considered for PITAC membership, a nominee should 
submit:
    (1) Name, title, affiliation, and relevant contact information of 
the individual requesting consideration;
    (2) A sponsor letter on the entity's or organization's letterhead 
containing a brief description of why the applicant should be 
considered for membership;
    (3) The applicant's personal resume demonstrating knowledge of 
international trade issues;
    (4) An affirmative statement that the applicant and the 
organization he or she represents meet all eligibility requirements;
    (5) An affirmative statement that the applicant is not a federally 
registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands that if 
appointed, the applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as a 
PITAC member if the applicant becomes a federally registered lobbyist; 
and
    (6) Information regarding the sponsoring entity, including the 
control of the entity or organization to be represented and the 
organization's demonstrated interest in international trade. As noted, 
members of the committee are appointed to represent the views of their 
sponsoring entities. As such, committee members will generally serve as 
representatives of those organizations and not as Special Government 
Employees.
    USTR will consider applicants for membership on the PITAC that meet 
the eligibility criteria based on the following criteria: ability to 
represent the sponsoring U.S. entity's or U.S. organization's interests 
on trade matters; ability to carry out the objectives of the PITAC and 
ensuring that the PITAC is balanced in terms of points of view, 
demographics, geography, and entity or organization size.
    Submit applications to Tiffany Enoch, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade 
Representative for Intergovernmental and Affairs and Public Engagement. 
Send applications to: tenoch@ustr.eop.gov. If you have any question 
please contact Ms. Enoch at (202)395-6120.

Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions

    Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning the issues raised in this notice. Persons may submit public 
comments electronically to www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-
2014-0005. If you are unable to provide submissions by 
www.regulations.gov, please contact Cece Jones-Davis to arrange for an 
alternative method of transmission.
    To submit comments via www.regulations.gov, enter docket number 
USTR-2014-0005 on the home page and click ``search''. The site will 
provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with 
this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ``Notice'' 
under ``Document Type'' on the left side of the search-results page, 
and click on the link entitled ``Comment Now!'' (For further 
information on using the www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult 
the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on ``How to Use This 
Site'' on the left side of the home page.)
    The www.regulations.gov Web site allows users to provide comments 
by filling in a ``Type Comments'' field, or by attaching a document 
using an ``Upload File'' field. It is expected that most comments will 
be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is 
sufficient to type ``See attached'' in the ``Type Comments'' field.
    A person requesting that information contained in a comment that 
he/she submitted be treated as confidential business information, must 
certify that such information is business confidential and would not 
customarily be released to the public by the submitter. Confidential 
business information must be clearly designated as such and the 
submission must be marked ``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL'' at the top and 
bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page. Any comment 
containing business confidential information must be submitted by fax 
to Cece Jones-Davis at (202) 395-3692. A non-confidential summary of 
the confidential information must be submitted to www.regulations.gov. 
The non-confidential summary will be placed in the docket and will be 
open to public inspection.


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    Dated: February 19, 2014.
Jewel James,
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Intergovernmental Affairs and 
Public Engagement.
[FR Doc. 2014-04062 Filed 2-24-14; 8:45 am]
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