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Download as PDF 18382 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 62 / Tuesday, April 1, 2014 / Notices the Prior Release and in the proposed rule change, investors would have ready access to information regarding the Fund’s holdings (including Derivative Instruments), the Intraday Indicative Value, the Disclosed Portfolio, and quotation and last sale information for the Shares. For the above reasons, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange believes the proposed rule change will permit the Adviser additional flexibility in achieving the Fund’s investment objectives, thereby offering investors additional investment options. C. 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[FR Doc. 2014–07232 Filed 3–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8678] Determination by the Secretary of State Relating to Iran Sanctions Department of State. This notice is to inform the public that the Secretary of State determined on March 4, 2014, pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(D) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) (Pub. L. 112–81), as amended by the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (Pub. L. 112–158), that as of March 4, 2014, each of the following purchasers of oil from Iran has qualified for the 180-day exception outlined in section 1245(d)(4)(D): Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The Secretary of State last made exception determinations under Section 1245(d)(4)(D) of the NDAA regarding these purchasers on September 6, 2013. 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Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 62 / Tuesday, April 1, 2014 / Notices The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’), pursuant to Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155(c)(3)(A)), as amended, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), as amended, announces the reestablishment of the charter of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (IGPAC), a federal advisory committee established to provide overall policy advice on trade policy matters that have a significant relationship to the affairs of state and local governments within the jurisdiction of the United States. The Charter will be effective for four years from the date the charter is filed, unless otherwise extended. USTR is seeking nominations for membership on the Committee. DATES: In order to receive full consideration, nominations for current vacancies should be received not later than May 1. Nominations will be accepted after that date until the expiration of the charter term, which is four years from the date of filing, for appointments on a rolling basis as vacancies arise. ADDRESSES: Submissions should be sent to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement at IAPE@ustr.eop.gov. For alternatives to email submission, please contact Cece Jones at (202) 395–6120. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this request for nominations should be directed to Karen Lezny, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Office for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, at (202) 395–6120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2155), established a trade advisory system to obtain information and advice from the private and public sectors to ensure that the development, implementation, and administration of U.S. trade policy, operation of any trade agreements once entered into, and trade negotiation objectives before entering into a trade agreement adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. Section 135(a)(1) directs the President to: Seek information and advice from representative elements of the private sector and the non-Federal governmental sector with respect to (A) negotiating objectives and bargaining positions before entering into a trade agreement under title I of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Mar 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2111 et seq.) or section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002 (19 U.S.C. 3808(a)(1)(A). (B) the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, including preparation for dispute settlement panel proceedings to which the United States is a party; and (C) other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States. Section 135(a)(2) directs the President to: Consult with representative elements of the private sector and the non-Federal governmental sector on the overall current trade policy of the United States. The consultations shall include, but are not limited to, the following elements of such policy: (A) The principal multilateral and bilateral trade negotiating objectives and the progress being made toward their achievement. (B) The implementation, operation, and effectiveness of recently concluded multilateral and bilateral trade agreements and resolution of trade disputes. (C) The actions taken under the trade laws of the United States and the effectiveness of such actions in achieving trade policy objectives. (D) Important developments in other areas of trade for which there must be developed a proper policy response. Section 135(c)(3) provides that: [t]he President may, if necessary, establish policy advisory committees representing non-Federal governmental interests to provide policy advice on matters referred to in subsection (a) of this section, and with respect to implementation of trade agreements. Pursuant to these provisions, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is reestablishing the charter of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (IGPAC). Functions The duties of the IGPAC are to advise, consult with, make policy recommendations, and provide information to the USTR on matters that have a significant relationship to the affairs of state and local governments within the jurisdiction of the United States. The Committee will meet as needed at the call of the U.S. Trade Representative or his designee depending on various factors such as the level of activity of trade negotiations and the needs of the U.S. Trade Representative, or at the call of twothirds of the members of the Committee. PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18383 Membership Members serve without compensation and are responsible for all expenses incurred to attend the meetings. IGPAC members are appointed by the USTR. Appointments are made at the chartering of the IGPAC and periodically throughout the four-year charter term. Members serve at the discretion of the USTR. Members are selected to represent non-Federal governmental entities’ interests, and thus nominees are considered foremost based upon their ability to carry out the goals of section 135(c)(3)(A) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Other criteria considered are the nominee’s knowledge of and expertise in international trade issues. Appointments to the IGPAC are made without regard to political affiliation. All IGPAC members must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Request for Nominations USTR is soliciting nominations for membership on the IGPAC. In order to be appointed to the IGPAC, the following eligibility requirements must be met: 1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen; 2. The applicant must not be a federally-registered lobbyist; 3. The applicant must not be registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act; 4. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance; and 5. The applicant must represent a non-Federal governmental entity. In order to be considered for IGPAC membership, a nominee should submit: (1) Name, title, affiliation, and relevant contact information of the individual requesting consideration; (2) A sponsor letter on the non-federal government entity’s letterhead containing a brief description of the manner in which international trade affects the entity and why the applicant should be considered for membership; (3) The applicant’s personal resume; (4) An affirmative statement that the applicant and the non-federal government entity 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 an IGPAC member if the applicant becomes a federally registered lobbyist. E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 18384 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 62 / Tuesday, April 1, 2014 / Notices As noted, members of the Committee are appointed to represent the views of their non-federal government entities. As such, Committee members will generally serve as representatives of those entities and not as Special Government Employees. Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for membership based on the following criteria: ability to represent the sponsoring non-federal government entity’s interests on trade matters; knowledge of and experience in trade matters relevant to the work of the Committee; and ensuring that the Committee members are appointed from and are reasonably representative of the various states and other non-Federal governmental entities within the jurisdiction of the United States, including but not limited to, the executive and legislative branches of state, county, and municipal governments. Dated: March 27, 2014. Jewel James, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2014–07262 Filed 3–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F4–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–0016] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection. AGENCY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by June 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 2014–0016 by any of the following methods: Web site: For access to the docket to read background documents or mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Mar 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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The information will be used by the FHWA and other DOT agencies to evaluate changes in truck travel in order to assess impacts on highway safety; the role of travel in economic productivity; impacts of changes in truck travel on infrastructure condition; and maintenance of our Nation’s mobility while protecting the human and natural environment. The increasing dependence on truck transport requires that data be available to better assess its overall contribution to the Nation’s well-being. In conducting the data collection, the FHWA will be requesting that State Departments of Transportations (SDOTs) provide reporting of traffic volume, vehicle classification, and vehicle weight data which they collect as part of their existing traffic monitoring programs, including other sources such as local governments and traffic operations. States and local governments collect traffic volume, vehicle classification data, and vehicle weight data throughout the year using weigh-inmotion devices. The data should be representative of all public roads within State boundaries. The data will allow PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 transportation professionals at the Federal, State, and metropolitan levels to make informed decisions about policies and plans. Respondents: 52 SDOTs, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Each of the SDOTs already collect traffic data for various purposes. In accordance with 23 U.S.C. 303, each State has a Traffic Monitoring System in place so the data collection burden relevant for this notice is the additional burden for each State to provide a copy of their traffic data using the record formats specified in the Traffic Monitoring Guide. Automation and online tools continue to be developed in support of the TMAS and the capability now exists for online submission and validation of total volume data. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 62 (Tuesday, April 1, 2014)]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Charter Reestablishment of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory 
Committee on Trade (IGPAC); Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of Reestablishment of the Charter and Request for 
Nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative 
(``USTR''), pursuant to Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
2155(c)(3)(A)), as amended, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. App.), as amended, announces the reestablishment of the charter 
of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (IGPAC), a 
federal advisory committee established to provide overall policy advice 
on trade policy matters that have a significant relationship to the 
affairs of state and local governments within the jurisdiction of the 
United States. The Charter will be effective for four years from the 
date the charter is filed, unless otherwise extended. USTR is seeking 
nominations for membership on the Committee.

DATES: In order to receive full consideration, nominations for current 
vacancies should be received not later than May 1. Nominations will be 
accepted after that date until the expiration of the charter term, 
which is four years from the date of filing, for appointments on a 
rolling basis as vacancies arise.

ADDRESSES: Submissions should be sent to the Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public 
Engagement at IAPE@ustr.eop.gov. For alternatives to email submission, 
please contact Cece Jones at (202) 395-6120.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this request for 
nominations should be directed to Karen Lezny, Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative, Office 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), 
established a trade advisory system to obtain information and advice 
from the private and public sectors to ensure that the development, 
implementation, and administration of U.S. trade policy, operation of 
any trade agreements once entered into, and trade negotiation 
objectives before entering into a trade agreement adequately reflect 
U.S. commercial and economic interests.
    Section 135(a)(1) directs the President to:
    Seek information and advice from representative elements of the 
private sector and the non-Federal governmental sector with respect to
    (A) negotiating objectives and bargaining positions before entering 
into a trade agreement under title I of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 
U.S.C. 2111 et seq.) or section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion 
Authority Act of 2002 (19 U.S.C. 3808(a)(1)(A).
    (B) the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, 
including preparation for dispute settlement panel proceedings to which 
the United States is a party; and
    (C) other matters arising in connection with the development, 
implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United 
States.
    Section 135(a)(2) directs the President to:
    Consult with representative elements of the private sector and the 
non-Federal governmental sector on the overall current trade policy of 
the United States. The consultations shall include, but are not limited 
to, the following elements of such policy:
    (A) The principal multilateral and bilateral trade negotiating 
objectives and the progress being made toward their achievement.
    (B) The implementation, operation, and effectiveness of recently 
concluded multilateral and bilateral trade agreements and resolution of 
trade disputes.
    (C) The actions taken under the trade laws of the United States and 
the effectiveness of such actions in achieving trade policy objectives.
    (D) Important developments in other areas of trade for which there 
must be developed a proper policy response.
    Section 135(c)(3) provides that:
    [t]he President may, if necessary, establish policy advisory 
committees representing non-Federal governmental interests to provide 
policy advice on matters referred to in subsection (a) of this section, 
and with respect to implementation of trade agreements. Pursuant to 
these provisions, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is 
reestablishing the charter of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory 
Committee on Trade (IGPAC).

Functions

    The duties of the IGPAC are to advise, consult with, make policy 
recommendations, and provide information to the USTR on matters that 
have a significant relationship to the affairs of state and local 
governments within the jurisdiction of the United States. The Committee 
will meet as needed at the call of the U.S. Trade Representative or his 
designee depending on various factors such as the level of activity of 
trade negotiations and the needs of the U.S. Trade Representative, or 
at the call of two-thirds of the members of the Committee.

Membership

    Members serve without compensation and are responsible for all 
expenses incurred to attend the meetings. IGPAC members are appointed 
by the USTR. Appointments are made at the chartering of the IGPAC and 
periodically throughout the four-year charter term. Members serve at 
the discretion of the USTR.
    Members are selected to represent non-Federal governmental 
entities' interests, and thus nominees are considered foremost based 
upon their ability to carry out the goals of section 135(c)(3)(A) of 
the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Other criteria considered are the 
nominee's knowledge of and expertise in international trade issues. 
Appointments to the IGPAC are made without regard to political 
affiliation.
    All IGPAC members must be able to obtain and maintain a security 
clearance.

Request for Nominations

    USTR is soliciting nominations for membership on the IGPAC. In 
order to be appointed to the IGPAC, the following eligibility 
requirements must be met:
    1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen;
    2. The applicant must not be a federally-registered lobbyist;
    3. The applicant must not be registered with the Department of 
Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act;
    4. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security 
clearance; and
    5. The applicant must represent a non-Federal governmental entity.
    In order to be considered for IGPAC membership, a nominee should 
submit:
    (1) Name, title, affiliation, and relevant contact information of 
the individual requesting consideration;
    (2) A sponsor letter on the non-federal government entity's 
letterhead containing a brief description of the manner in which 
international trade affects the entity and why the applicant should be 
considered for membership;
    (3) The applicant's personal resume;
    (4) An affirmative statement that the applicant and the non-federal 
government entity 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 an 
IGPAC member if the applicant becomes a federally registered lobbyist.

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    As noted, members of the Committee are appointed to represent the 
views of their non-federal government entities. As such, Committee 
members will generally serve as representatives of those entities and 
not as Special Government Employees.
    Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered 
for membership based on the following criteria: ability to represent 
the sponsoring non-federal government entity's interests on trade 
matters; knowledge of and experience in trade matters relevant to the 
work of the Committee; and ensuring that the Committee members are 
appointed from and are reasonably representative of the various states 
and other non-Federal governmental entities within the jurisdiction of 
the United States, including but not limited to, the executive and 
legislative branches of state, county, and municipal governments.

    Dated: March 27, 2014.
Jewel James,
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Intergovernmental Affairs and 
Public Engagement.
[FR Doc. 2014-07262 Filed 3-31-14; 8:45 am]
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