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Download as PDF 68406 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Joanne Pascale, 301–763– 4920, joanne.pascale@census.gov. to as ‘‘absolute accuracy,’’ and the comparison of absolute accuracy for any given survey to the absolute accuracy for a different survey is referred to as ‘‘relative accuracy.’’ In order to minimize respondent burden but still mimic actual survey conditions of the CPS and ACS to an extent, the survey includes a short subset of questions from those surveys in order to set the context for the health insurance modules. Thus typical questions on demographics (e.g.: age, race, education), employment status, government program participation will precede the health insurance questions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: II. Method of Collection I. Abstract This study is designed to assess reporting accuracy in surveys that measure health insurance. Several federal, state and private surveys measure health insurance coverage, but have different origins and methodological approaches, and serve different purposes. They also produce different estimates of coverage, and few studies have assessed reporting accuracy across surveys. Previous research indicates that much of the variation in the estimates is rooted in subtle differences in the questionnaires. A common strategy for assessing the validity of a self-reported measure from a survey is a reverse ‘‘record check’’ study in which administrative records are assumed to contain the correct status on a given measure (e.g., health insurance coverage). Contact information from the records is used as sample to conduct a survey in which the same information, in this case health insurance, is asked about. Data from the records is then compared to the answers from the survey to assess reporting accuracy. The proposed study will survey a sample of people enrolled in Medica Health Plans (a Minnesota based health insurance plan) whose coverage type is known from the records to be Medicaid, MinnesotaCare, employer-sponsored insurance, non-group coverage within the marketplace (called MNSure) or non-group coverage outside the marketplace. The sample will be randomly assigned to one of two questionnaire modules on health insurance—the newly-redesigned Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS) or the American Community Survey (ACS)—in order to contrast reporting error across different questionnaire versions. For analysis, the level of agreement between the data from the records and the survey report is referred The study will consist of a computerassisted telephone interview (CATI) conducted by Census Bureau interviewers from the Hagerstown, Md., call center. Sample is being provided by Medica Research Institute (MRI), an affiliate of Medica Health Plans, based in Minnesota. Medica will mail an advance letter to enrollees from among five different markets: Medicaid, MinnesotaCare (a state-specific program for low income), employer-sponsored insurance, direct purchase through the marketplace, and direct purchase outside the marketplace. The letter will explain that Medica has partnered with the Census Bureau on a study, and it will invite enrollees who do not wish to participate to opt-out by calling in to the Medica call center. Medica will then draw a sample from among enrollees who did not opt out for transfer to the Census Bureau. Data collection is to take place from late February through early April, 2015, in order to mimic the actual time frame of the CPS ASEC. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number(s): Not yet assigned. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Medica enrollees and their household members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000 household respondents. Estimated Time per Response: 13 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Interviewing: 5,000 household cases * 13 minutes/case = 1,083 hours; Contact attempts not resulting in completed interviews = 11,667 cases * 10 seconds/case = 1,945 hours; Total = 3,028 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 12, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27085 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economics and Statistics Administration Establishment of Commerce Data Advisory Council; Solicitation of Nominations for Membership Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of establishment of the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) and solicitation of nominations for membership. AGENCY: Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1512 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, hereinafter the Act), the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Economics and Statistics Administration, announces the establishment of the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) by the Secretary, Department of Commerce. The CDAC will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on ways to make Commerce data easier to find, access, use, combine, and disseminate, and on other such matters as the Secretary determines. The Council will continue for two years unless renewed by the Secretary, Department of Commerce. With the exception of the limitations set out in 41 CFR part 102–3, the Under Secretary for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Economic Affairs, on behalf of the Secretary, Department of Commerce, will execute the functions and implement the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulation. This notice also requests nominations for membership on the Council. DATES: The Economics and Statistics Administration must receive nominations for members by midnight December 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to the email account DataAdvisoryCouncil@ doc.gov, this account is specifically set up to receive Data Advisory Council applications. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Burton Reist, Director of External Affairs, Economics and Statistics Administration, Department of Commerce, at (202) 482–3331 or email BReist@doc.gov, also at 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington D.C. 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Commerce (Department) collects, compiles, analyzes, and disseminates a treasure trove of data, including data on the Nation’s economy, population, and environment. This data is fundamental to the Department’s mission and is used for the protection of life and property, for scientific purposes, and to enhance economic growth. However, the Department’s capacity to disseminate the increasing amount of data held and to disseminate it in formats most useful to its customers is significantly constrained. In order to realize the potential value of the data the Department collects, stores, and disseminates, the Department must minimize barriers to accessing and using the data. Consistent with privacy and security considerations, the Department is firmly committed to unleashing its untapped data resources in ways that best support downstream information access, processing, analysis, and dissemination. The CDAC will provide advice and recommendations, to include process and infrastructure improvements, to the Secretary on ways to make Commerce data easier to find, access, use, combine and disseminate. The aim of this advice shall be to maximize the value of Commerce data to all users including governments, businesses, communities, academia, and individuals. The Secretary will draw CDAC membership from the data industry with a focus on recognized expertise in collection, compilation, analysis, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 dissemination. As privacy concerns span the entire data lifecycle, expertise in privacy protection also will be represented on the Council. The Secretary will select members that represent the entire spectrum of Commerce data including demographic, economic, scientific, environmental, patent, and geospatial data. The Secretary will select members from the information technology, business, nonprofit, and academic communities, and state and local governments. Collectively, their knowledge will include all types of data Commerce distributes and the full lifecycle of data collection, compilation, analysis, and dissemination. The membership balance plan is not static and may change, depending on the needs of the Secretary and the work of the Council. II. Description of Duties The Council shall advise the Secretary on ways to make Commerce data easier to find, access, use, combine, and disseminate. Such advice may include recommended process and infrastructure improvements. The aim of this advice shall be to maximize the value of Commerce data to governments, businesses, communities, and individuals. In carrying out its duties, the Council may consider the following: • Data management practices that make it easier to track and disseminate integrated, interoperable data for diverse users; • Best practices that can be deployed across Commerce to achieve common, open standards related to taxonomy, vocabulary, application programming interfaces (APIs), metadata, and other key data characteristics; • Policy issues that arise from expanding access to data, including issues related to privacy, confidentiality, latency, and consistency; • Opportunities and risks related to the combination of public and private data sources and the development of joint data products and services resulting from public-private partnerships; • External uses of Commerce data and similar federal, state, and private data sets by businesses; and, • Methods to enhance communication and collaboration between stakeholders and subject-matter experts at Commerce on data access and use. Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees, is the governing instrument for the CDAC. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68407 III. Structure The Council shall consist of up to 15 members. The Secretary shall appoint members and they shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. Members shall represent a cross-section of business, academic, non-profit, and nongovernmental organizations. The Secretary will choose members of the Commerce Data Advisory Council who ensure objectivity and balance, a diversity of perspectives, and guard against potential for conflicts of interest. Members shall be prominent experts in their fields, recognized for their professional and other relevant achievements and their objectivity. In order to ensure the continuity of the Commerce Data Advisory Council, the Council shall be appointed so that each year the terms expire of approximately one-third of the members of the Council. Committee members serve for terms of two years and may be reappointed to any number of additional terms. Initial appointments may be for 12-, 18-and 24month increments to provide staggered terms. The Secretary shall select the members and chair. The Secretary may also appoint non-voting ex officio members, or designees of such officials, as the Secretary deems necessary for the Commerce Data Advisory Council to effectively carry out its functions. As necessary, the Secretary may approve the establishment of subcommittees composed of members of the parent Council to perform specific functions within the Council’s jurisdiction. The Designated Federal Officer shall notify the Department Committee Management Officer upon establishment of each subcommittee, and shall provide information on its name, membership, function, and estimated frequency of meetings. When vacancies occur, the Secretary will select replacements who can best either replicate the expertise of the departing member or provide the CDAC with a new, identified needed area of expertise. An individual chosen to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the remainder of the term of the member replaced. A vacancy shall not affect the exercise of any power of the remaining members to execute the duties of the Council. All members of the Commerce Data Advisory Council shall adhere to the conflict of interest rules applicable to Special Government Employees as such employees are defined in 18 U.S.C. section 202(a). These rules include relevant provisions in 18 U.S.C. related to criminal activity, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 68408 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices Branch (5 CFR part 2635), and Executive Order 12674 (as modified by Executive Order 12731). Management and support services shall be provided by the Economics and Statistics Administration. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Compensation Membership is under voluntary circumstances and therefore members do not receive compensation for service on the Commerce Data Advisory Council. Members shall receive per diem and travel expenses as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703, as amended, for persons employed intermittently in the Government service. Members who are officers or employees of the United States Government shall not receive compensation for service on the Council. V. Nominations The Secretary will consider nominations of all qualified individuals to ensure that the CDAC includes the areas of subject matter expertise noted above (see ’’Structure’’). Individuals may nominate themselves or other individuals, and professional associations and organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the CDAC. Nominations shall state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Council. A nomination package should include the following information for each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination stating the name, affiliation, and contact information for the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., what specific attributes recommend him/her for service in this capacity), and the nominee’s field(s) of expertise; (2) a biographical sketch of the nominee and a copy of his/her curriculum vitae; and (3) the name, return address, email address, and daytime telephone number at which the nominator can be contacted. The Department of Commerce has special interest in assuring that women, minority groups, and the physically disabled are adequately represented on advisory committees; and therefore, extends particular encouragement to nominations for appropriately qualified female, minority, or disabled candidates. The Department of Commerce also encourages geographic diversity in the composition of the Council. All nomination information should be provided in a single, complete package within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Interested applicants should send their nomination package to the email or postal address provided above. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning financial interests, consultancies, research grants, and/or contracts that might be affected by recommendations of the Council to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. Finally, nominees will be required to certify that they are not subject to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (22 U.S.C. 611) or the Lobbying Disclosure Act (2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). Dated: November 3, 2014. Austin Durrer, Chief of Staff for Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. [FR Doc. 2014–26778 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] Dated: November 12, 2014. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. BILLING CODE 3510–P [FR Doc. 2014–27196 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board International Trade Administration [S–138–2014] [A–588–850] Foreign-Trade Zone 245—Decatur, Illinois; Application for Subzone; Schumacher Electric Corporation; Hoopeston, Illinois An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County, grantee of FTZ 245, requesting subzone status for the facility of Schumacher Electric Corporation (Schumacher), located in Hoopeston, Illinois. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on November 12, 2014. The proposed subzone (4.8 acres) is located at 1025 E. Thompson Avenue, Hoopeston, Vermilion County. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. The proposed subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 245. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 29, 2014. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to January 12, 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 23, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (over 4 1⁄2 inches) from Japan for the period of review (POR) of June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013. For these final results, we continue to find that Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI) failed to cooperate to the best of its ability and, accordingly, the Department is applying AFA to SMI. In addition, we find that no shipments were made by JFE Steel Corporation (JFE), Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon), and NKK Tubes (NKK) during the POR. DATES: Effective Date: November 17, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Meek, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2778. AGENCY: Background On July 23, 2014, the Department published the preliminary results of the E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economics and Statistics Administration


Establishment of Commerce Data Advisory Council; Solicitation of 
Nominations for Membership

AGENCY: Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of establishment of the Commerce Data Advisory Council 
(CDAC) and solicitation of nominations for membership.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1512 and the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, hereinafter the Act), the Under 
Secretary for Economic Affairs, Economics and Statistics 
Administration, announces the establishment of the Commerce Data 
Advisory Council (CDAC) by the Secretary, Department of Commerce. The 
CDAC will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on ways 
to make Commerce data easier to find, access, use, combine, and 
disseminate, and on other such matters as the Secretary determines. The 
Council will continue for two years unless renewed by the Secretary, 
Department of Commerce. With the exception of the limitations set out 
in 41 CFR part 102-3, the Under Secretary for

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Economic Affairs, on behalf of the Secretary, Department of Commerce, 
will execute the functions and implement the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulation. This notice 
also requests nominations for membership on the Council.

DATES: The Economics and Statistics Administration must receive 
nominations for members by midnight December 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to the email account 
DataAdvisoryCouncil@doc.gov, this account is specifically set up to 
receive Data Advisory Council applications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Burton Reist, Director of External 
Affairs, Economics and Statistics Administration, Department of 
Commerce, at (202) 482-3331 or email BReist@doc.gov, also at 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington D.C. 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Department of Commerce (Department) collects, compiles, 
analyzes, and disseminates a treasure trove of data, including data on 
the Nation's economy, population, and environment. This data is 
fundamental to the Department's mission and is used for the protection 
of life and property, for scientific purposes, and to enhance economic 
growth. However, the Department's capacity to disseminate the 
increasing amount of data held and to disseminate it in formats most 
useful to its customers is significantly constrained.
    In order to realize the potential value of the data the Department 
collects, stores, and disseminates, the Department must minimize 
barriers to accessing and using the data. Consistent with privacy and 
security considerations, the Department is firmly committed to 
unleashing its untapped data resources in ways that best support 
downstream information access, processing, analysis, and dissemination.
    The CDAC will provide advice and recommendations, to include 
process and infrastructure improvements, to the Secretary on ways to 
make Commerce data easier to find, access, use, combine and 
disseminate. The aim of this advice shall be to maximize the value of 
Commerce data to all users including governments, businesses, 
communities, academia, and individuals.
    The Secretary will draw CDAC membership from the data industry with 
a focus on recognized expertise in collection, compilation, analysis, 
and dissemination. As privacy concerns span the entire data lifecycle, 
expertise in privacy protection also will be represented on the 
Council. The Secretary will select members that represent the entire 
spectrum of Commerce data including demographic, economic, scientific, 
environmental, patent, and geospatial data. The Secretary will select 
members from the information technology, business, non-profit, and 
academic communities, and state and local governments. Collectively, 
their knowledge will include all types of data Commerce distributes and 
the full lifecycle of data collection, compilation, analysis, and 
dissemination. The membership balance plan is not static and may 
change, depending on the needs of the Secretary and the work of the 
Council.

II. Description of Duties

    The Council shall advise the Secretary on ways to make Commerce 
data easier to find, access, use, combine, and disseminate. Such advice 
may include recommended process and infrastructure improvements. The 
aim of this advice shall be to maximize the value of Commerce data to 
governments, businesses, communities, and individuals.
    In carrying out its duties, the Council may consider the following:
     Data management practices that make it easier to track and 
disseminate integrated, interoperable data for diverse users;
     Best practices that can be deployed across Commerce to 
achieve common, open standards related to taxonomy, vocabulary, 
application programming interfaces (APIs), metadata, and other key data 
characteristics;
     Policy issues that arise from expanding access to data, 
including issues related to privacy, confidentiality, latency, and 
consistency;
     Opportunities and risks related to the combination of 
public and private data sources and the development of joint data 
products and services resulting from public-private partnerships;
     External uses of Commerce data and similar federal, state, 
and private data sets by businesses; and,
     Methods to enhance communication and collaboration between 
stakeholders and subject-matter experts at Commerce on data access and 
use.
    Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets 
forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees, is 
the governing instrument for the CDAC.

III. Structure

    The Council shall consist of up to 15 members. The Secretary shall 
appoint members and they shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. 
Members shall represent a cross-section of business, academic, non-
profit, and non-governmental organizations. The Secretary will choose 
members of the Commerce Data Advisory Council who ensure objectivity 
and balance, a diversity of perspectives, and guard against potential 
for conflicts of interest. Members shall be prominent experts in their 
fields, recognized for their professional and other relevant 
achievements and their objectivity. In order to ensure the continuity 
of the Commerce Data Advisory Council, the Council shall be appointed 
so that each year the terms expire of approximately one-third of the 
members of the Council. Committee members serve for terms of two years 
and may be reappointed to any number of additional terms. Initial 
appointments may be for 12-, 18-and 24-month increments to provide 
staggered terms.
    The Secretary shall select the members and chair. The Secretary may 
also appoint non-voting ex officio members, or designees of such 
officials, as the Secretary deems necessary for the Commerce Data 
Advisory Council to effectively carry out its functions. As necessary, 
the Secretary may approve the establishment of subcommittees composed 
of members of the parent Council to perform specific functions within 
the Council's jurisdiction. The Designated Federal Officer shall notify 
the Department Committee Management Officer upon establishment of each 
subcommittee, and shall provide information on its name, membership, 
function, and estimated frequency of meetings.
    When vacancies occur, the Secretary will select replacements who 
can best either replicate the expertise of the departing member or 
provide the CDAC with a new, identified needed area of expertise. An 
individual chosen to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the 
remainder of the term of the member replaced. A vacancy shall not 
affect the exercise of any power of the remaining members to execute 
the duties of the Council.
    All members of the Commerce Data Advisory Council shall adhere to 
the conflict of interest rules applicable to Special Government 
Employees as such employees are defined in 18 U.S.C. section 202(a). 
These rules include relevant provisions in 18 U.S.C. related to 
criminal activity, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the 
Executive

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Branch (5 CFR part 2635), and Executive Order 12674 (as modified by 
Executive Order 12731). Management and support services shall be 
provided by the Economics and Statistics Administration.

IV. Compensation

    Membership is under voluntary circumstances and therefore members 
do not receive compensation for service on the Commerce Data Advisory 
Council. Members shall receive per diem and travel expenses as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703, as amended, for persons employed 
intermittently in the Government service. Members who are officers or 
employees of the United States Government shall not receive 
compensation for service on the Council.

V. Nominations

    The Secretary will consider nominations of all qualified 
individuals to ensure that the CDAC includes the areas of subject 
matter expertise noted above (see ''Structure''). Individuals may 
nominate themselves or other individuals, and professional associations 
and organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for 
membership on the CDAC. Nominations shall state that the nominee is 
willing to serve as a member of the Council.
    A nomination package should include the following information for 
each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination stating the name, affiliation, 
and contact information for the nominee, the basis for the nomination 
(i.e., what specific attributes recommend him/her for service in this 
capacity), and the nominee's field(s) of expertise; (2) a biographical 
sketch of the nominee and a copy of his/her curriculum vitae; and (3) 
the name, return address, email address, and daytime telephone number 
at which the nominator can be contacted.
    The Department of Commerce has special interest in assuring that 
women, minority groups, and the physically disabled are adequately 
represented on advisory committees; and therefore, extends particular 
encouragement to nominations for appropriately qualified female, 
minority, or disabled candidates. The Department of Commerce also 
encourages geographic diversity in the composition of the Council. All 
nomination information should be provided in a single, complete package 
within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Interested applicants 
should send their nomination package to the email or postal address 
provided above.
    Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information 
concerning financial interests, consultancies, research grants, and/or 
contracts that might be affected by recommendations of the Council to 
permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. 
Finally, nominees will be required to certify that they are not subject 
to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (22 U.S.C. 611) or the Lobbying 
Disclosure Act (2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).

    Dated: November 3, 2014.
Austin Durrer,
Chief of Staff for Under Secretary for Economic Affairs.
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