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Download as PDF 53090 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 172 / Friday, September 5, 2014 / Notices hedging decisions in SPY and DIA options, thus allowing them to better manage their risk exposure. In approving this proposal, the Commission notes that the Exchange has represented that it and OPRA have the necessary systems capacity to handle the potential additional traffic associated with this proposed rule change.12 The Exchange further stated that it believes its members will not have a capacity issue as a result of the proposal and that it does not believe this expansion will cause fragmentation of liquidity.13 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. IV. Conclusion Dated: August 28, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 14 that the proposed rule change (SR–Phlx–2014– 46), as modified by Amendment No. 1, be, and hereby is, approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.15 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–21122 Filed 9–4–14; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2014–21184 Filed 9–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P [Public Notice 8859] [Public Notice 8860] SUMMARY: 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, and 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 objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, from on or about October 12, 2014, until on rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 12 See Notice, supra note 4, at 44232. 13 Id. 14 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(2). 15 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Sep 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 [FR Doc. 2014–21183 Filed 9–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Updated Membership Criteria for the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Amendment of Membership Criteria. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Atua: Sacred Gods From Polynesia’’ Dated: August 28, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Curious Beasts: Animal Prints From ¨ Durer to Goya From The British Museum’’ BILLING CODE 8011–01–P the imported objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. 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, and 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 objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Curious ¨ Beasts: Animal Prints from Durer to Goya from The British Museum,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the University of San Diego, University Galleries, San Diego, California, from on or about October 3, 2014, until on or about December 14, 2014, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice amends the membership eligibility criteria for the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC) pursuant to the Revised Guidance on the Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Advisory Committees, Boards and Commissions, published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 13, 2014. Federally-registered lobbyists no longer are prohibited from serving on the TEPAC in a representative capacity in light of OMB’s recent policy clarification that the eligibility restriction does not apply to advisory committee members who are specifically appointed to represent the interests of a nongovernmental entity, a recognizable group of persons or nongovernmental entities (an industry sector, labor unions, environmental groups, etc.), or state or local governments. The lobbyist prohibition continues to apply to persons serving on advisory committees in their individual capacity. All other eligibility criteria continue to apply. DATES: These updated membership criteria are effective immediately. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Friedman, Attorney-Advisor for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, at (202) 395–6120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2155), established a trade advisory system to E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 172 / Friday, September 5, 2014 / Notices ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives 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 and section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002]; (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(c)(1) of the 1974 Trade Act provides that: [T]he 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 [Section 135(a)]. Such committees shall, insofar as is practicable, be representative of all industry, labor, agricultural, service, investment, defense, and other interests, respectively, including small business interests, and shall be organized by the United States Trade Representative and the Secretaries of Commerce, Defense, Labor, Agriculture, the Treasury, or other executive departments, as appropriate. The members of such committees shall be appointed by the United States Trade Representative in consultation with such Secretaries. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Functions The TEPAC was established through Executive Order No. 12905 of March 25, 1994, as amended and extended, to provide the United States Trade Representative with policy advice on issues involving trade and the environment. The TEPAC meets as needed at the call of the United States Trade Representative or his designee depending on various factors such as the level of activity of trade negotiations and the needs of the United States Trade Representative, or at the call of twothirds of the TEPAC members. Membership Members serve without compensation and are responsible for all expenses incurred to attend the meetings. TEPAC members are appointed by the United States Trade Representative. Appointments are made at the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Sep 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 chartering of the TEPAC and periodically throughout the two-year charter term, which ends on September 30, 2015, unless otherwise extended. Members serve at the discretion of the United States Trade Representative. Members are selected to represent their sponsoring U.S. entity’s interests on trade and the environment, and thus nominees are considered foremost based upon their ability to carry out the goals of section 135(c) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Other criteria include the nominee’s knowledge of and expertise in international trade issues as relevant to the work of the TEPAC. While all or almost all TEPAC members represent their sponsoring U.S. entities’ interests, it is possible that the United States Trade Representative may appoint members to serve in an individual capacity as subject matter experts. Appointments to the TEPAC are made without regard to political affiliation with an interest in ensuring balance in terms of sectors, demographics, and other factors relevant to the TEPAC’s needs. Membership Criteria To be appointed to the TEPAC, the following eligibility criteria 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. If serving in an individual capacity, the applicant must not be a federallyregistered lobbyist. 4. The applicant must not be registered with the U.S. Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. 5. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. 6. For representative members, who will comprise the overwhelming majority of the TEPAC, the applicant must represent a U.S. organization whose members (or funders) have a demonstrated interest in issues relevant to trade and the environment or have personal experience or expertise in trade and the environment. For eligibility purposes, a ‘‘U.S. organization’’ is an organization 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), 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 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53091 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. 7. For members who will serve in an individual capacity, the applicant must possess subject matter expertise regarding international trade and environmental issues. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are considered for membership based on the following factors: Ability to represent the sponsoring U.S. entity’s or U.S. organization’s and its subsector’s interests on trade and environmental matters; knowledge of and experience in trade and environmental matters relevant to the work of the TEPAC; and ensuring that the TEPAC is balanced in terms of points of view, demographics, geography, and entity or organization size. Dated: August 29, 2014. Jewel James, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2014–21124 Filed 9–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F4–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Request for Nominations Based on Updated Membership Criteria for the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for Nominations; Amendment of Membership Criteria. AGENCY: This notice amends the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (IGPAC)—Charter Reestablishment and Request for Nominations Notice of April 1, 2014 (79 FR 18382) to revise the membership eligibility criteria pursuant to the Revised Guidance on the Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Advisory Committees, Boards and Commissions, published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 13, 2014. Federally-registered lobbyists are no longer prohibited from serving on the IGPAC in a representative capacity in light of OMB’s recent policy clarification that the eligibility restriction does not apply to advisory committee members who are specifically appointed to represent the interests of a nongovernmental entity, a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Updated Membership Criteria for the Trade and Environment Policy 
Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Amendment of Membership Criteria.

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SUMMARY: This notice amends the membership eligibility criteria for the 
Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC) pursuant to the 
Revised Guidance on the Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Advisory 
Committees, Boards and Commissions, published by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) on August 13, 2014. Federally-registered 
lobbyists no longer are prohibited from serving on the TEPAC in a 
representative capacity in light of OMB's recent policy clarification 
that the eligibility restriction does not apply to advisory committee 
members who are specifically appointed to represent the interests of a 
nongovernmental entity, a recognizable group of persons or 
nongovernmental entities (an industry sector, labor unions, 
environmental groups, etc.), or state or local governments. The 
lobbyist prohibition continues to apply to persons serving on advisory 
committees in their individual capacity. All other eligibility criteria 
continue to apply.

DATES: These updated membership criteria are effective immediately.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Friedman, Attorney-Advisor for 
the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's Office of 
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

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ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives 
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 and 
section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002];
    (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(c)(1) of the 1974 Trade Act provides that: [T]he 
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 [Section 135(a)]. Such committees shall, insofar 
as is practicable, be representative of all industry, labor, 
agricultural, service, investment, defense, and other interests, 
respectively, including small business interests, and shall be 
organized by the United States Trade Representative and the Secretaries 
of Commerce, Defense, Labor, Agriculture, the Treasury, or other 
executive departments, as appropriate. The members of such committees 
shall be appointed by the United States Trade Representative in 
consultation with such Secretaries.

Functions

    The TEPAC was established through Executive Order No. 12905 of 
March 25, 1994, as amended and extended, to provide the United States 
Trade Representative with policy advice on issues involving trade and 
the environment. The TEPAC meets as needed at the call of the United 
States Trade Representative or his designee depending on various 
factors such as the level of activity of trade negotiations and the 
needs of the United States Trade Representative, or at the call of two-
thirds of the TEPAC members.

Membership

    Members serve without compensation and are responsible for all 
expenses incurred to attend the meetings. TEPAC members are appointed 
by the United States Trade Representative. Appointments are made at the 
chartering of the TEPAC and periodically throughout the two-year 
charter term, which ends on September 30, 2015, unless otherwise 
extended. Members serve at the discretion of the United States Trade 
Representative.
    Members are selected to represent their sponsoring U.S. entity's 
interests on trade and the environment, and thus nominees are 
considered foremost based upon their ability to carry out the goals of 
section 135(c) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Other criteria 
include the nominee's knowledge of and expertise in international trade 
issues as relevant to the work of the TEPAC. While all or almost all 
TEPAC members represent their sponsoring U.S. entities' interests, it 
is possible that the United States Trade Representative may appoint 
members to serve in an individual capacity as subject matter experts. 
Appointments to the TEPAC are made without regard to political 
affiliation with an interest in ensuring balance in terms of sectors, 
demographics, and other factors relevant to the TEPAC's needs.

Membership Criteria

    To be appointed to the TEPAC, the following eligibility criteria 
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. If serving in an individual capacity, the applicant must not be 
a federally-registered lobbyist.
    4. The applicant must not be registered with the U.S. Department of 
Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
    5. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security 
clearance.
    6. For representative members, who will comprise the overwhelming 
majority of the TEPAC, the applicant must represent a U.S. organization 
whose members (or funders) have a demonstrated interest in issues 
relevant to trade and the environment or have personal experience or 
expertise in trade and the environment.
    For eligibility purposes, a ``U.S. organization'' is an 
organization 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), 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.
    7. For members who will serve in an individual capacity, the 
applicant must possess subject matter expertise regarding international 
trade and environmental issues.

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are considered for 
membership based on the following factors: Ability to represent the 
sponsoring U.S. entity's or U.S. organization's and its subsector's 
interests on trade and environmental matters; knowledge of and 
experience in trade and environmental matters relevant to the work of 
the TEPAC; and ensuring that the TEPAC is balanced in terms of points 
of view, demographics, geography, and entity or organization size.

    Dated: August 29, 2014.
Jewel James,
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Intergovernmental Affairs and 
Public Engagement.
[FR Doc. 2014-21124 Filed 9-4-14; 8:45 am]
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