Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines, 61373-61375 [2015-26013]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Notices Effective Date: October 13, 2015. Bob Palmer (AD Order), AD/CVD Operations, Office V or Brendan Quinn (CVD Order), AD/CVD Operations, Office III; Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–9068 and (202) 482–5848, respectively. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2015, the Department initiated 1 and the ITC instituted 2 fiveyear (sunset) review of the AD and CVD orders on PC Strand from the PRC,3 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, the Department determined that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to the continuation of recurrence of net countervailable subsidies. Therefore, the Department notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping and subsidy rates likely to prevail should the orders be revoked, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) and (c) of the Act.4 On October 1, 2015, the ITC published its determination that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on PC Strand from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.5 Scope of the Order mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty orders is PC strand, produced from wire of non-stainless, 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 80 FR 24900 (May 1, 2015). 2 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China; Institution of a Five-Year Review, 80 FR 24976 (May 1, 2015). 3 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China, 75 FR 37382 (June 29, 2010) and Pre-Stressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 38977 (July 7, 2010). 4 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 43063 (July 21, 2015) and Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 53497 (September 4, 2015). 5 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China, 80 FR 59195 (October 1, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 non-galvanized steel, which is suitable for use in prestressed concrete (both pretensioned and post-tensioned) applications. The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand. PC strand is normally sold in the United States in sizes ranging from 0.25 inches to 0.70 inches in diameter. PC strand made from galvanized wire is only excluded from the scope if the zinc and/or zinc oxide coating meets or exceeds the 0.40 oz./ft2 standard set forth in ASTM–A– 475. Imports of the subject merchandise are currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD and CVD orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and net countervailable subsidies, and of material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD and CVD orders on PC Strand from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: October 6, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–25978 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61373 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines July 14–22, 2016. International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing an Executive-led Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to Southeast Asia’s water infrastructure markets and to assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and services to the region. The mission is intended to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide water infrastructure-related materials, products, services, and technology. The trade mission will visit three of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic markets and will help participants gain firsthand market knowledge and establish business contacts with senior decision makers. Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to Southeast Asia. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with state, local government officials (except in the Philippines) and industry leaders; and networking events. The mission will help participating firms and trade associations to gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goals of creating and strengthening water infrastructure programs, increasing U.S. exports of plumbing products to the region, as well as resolving waste and salinity contamination in Southeast Asia. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings in these countries and gain greater exposure to the region through association with our diplomatic mission. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 61374 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Notices SCHEDULE Singapore Thursday July 14 .............................................. Singapore Friday July 15 ................................................... Vietnam Saturday July 16 .................................................. Vietnam Sunday July 17 .................................................... Vietnam Monday July 18 ................................................... Vietnam Tuesday July 19 .................................................. Philippines Wednesday July 20 ......................................... Philippines Thursday July 21 ............................................. Philippines Friday July 22 .................................................. Saturday July 23 ................................................................ Trade Mission Participants Arrive in Singapore. Welcome and Country Briefing. Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) site visit (TBC). Regional Briefings. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Reception at Ambassador’s residence (TBC). One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Travel to Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh). Travel/Free Day Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh). Country Briefing. Meeting with Saigon Water Corporation. Luncheon (no-cost). Site visits. Meeting with City People’s Committee. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Reception at Consul General’s residence (TBC). Travel to Manila. Networking Reception. Welcome and Country Briefing. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments Meeting with Asian Development Bank Water Specialists. Site Visit. Mission Wrap-up. Return Home. https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/ TM/6R0T Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the DOC. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: http://export.gov/trademissions/ asiawater The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, and air transportation from the U.S. to the mission sites, between mission sites, and return to the United States. Business visas may be required. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such visas are also not included in the mission costs. However, the U.S. Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain necessary business visas. Fees and Expenses After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. Participation fee for small or medium sized enterprises (SME): $3,300.00. Participation fee for large firms or trade associations: $4,500.00. Fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization): $1,000. Application All interested firms and associations may register via the following link: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 Exclusions Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/ trademissions) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than April 29, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions periodically during the recruitment period beginning October 16, 2016. All PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applications received subsequent to an evaluation date will be considered at the next evaluation. Applications received after April 29, 2016, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Conditions for Participation The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants: • Relevance of the company’s (or in the case of a trade association/ organization, represented companies’) business to the mission goals • Company’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented companies’) market potential for business in Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. • Provision of adequate information on the company’s products and/or services, and communication of the company’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented companies’) primary objectives. Diversity of company size and location may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Mr. Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Notices DC, Tel: 202–482–3773, Fax: 202–482– 9000,Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov. Frank Spector, Acting Director, Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2015–26013 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board and notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94– 461, 33 U.S.C. 1128), which requires the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) . To apply for membership to the Board, applicants should submit a current resume as indicated in the Contact Information section. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. This notice also sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Board. Board members will discuss and provide advice on the NSGCP in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the National Sea Grant College Program Web site at http:// seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/ Leadership/ NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/ UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx. DATES: Solicitation of nominations is open ended. Resumes may be sent to the address specified at any time. The announced meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. HST and Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. HST. Individuals Selected for Federal Advisory Committee Membership: Upon selection and agreement to serve on the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 Board, you become a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the United States Government. According to 18 U.S.C. 202(a), an SGE is an officer or employee of an agency who is retained, designated, appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without compensation, not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive days, either on a fulltime or intermittent basis. Please be aware that after the selection process is complete, applicants selected to serve on the Board must complete the following actions before they can be appointed as a Board member: (a) Security clearance (on-line background security check process and fingerprinting), and other applicable forms, both conducted through NOAA Workforce Management; and (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report-As an SGE, you are required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report annually to avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following Web site. http://www.oge.gov/Forms-Library/ OGE-Form-4 50--Confidential-FinancialDisclosure-Report/. Contact Information: Nominations will be accepted by email or mail. They should be sent to the attention of Mrs. Jennifer Hinden, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East West Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Jennifer.Hinden@noaa.gov. If you need additional assistance, call 301–734– 1088. For any additional questions concerning the meeting, please contact Mrs. Hinden using the contact information above. ADDRESSES: The November meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel located at 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. HST. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by Mrs. Jennifer Hinden by Friday, October 29, 2015 to provide sufficient time for the Board review. Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61375 Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mrs. Jennifer Hinden using the information under the Contact Information section by Wednesday, October 21, 2015. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established by Section 209 of the Act and as amended the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2008 (Pub. L. ll0–394), the duties of the Board are as follows: (l) In general. The Board shall advise the Secretary and the National Sea Grant College Program Director (Director) concerning: (A) Strategies for utilizing the Sea Grant College Program to address the Nation’s highest priorities regarding the understanding, assessment, development, management, utilization, and conservation of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources; (B) The designation of Sea Grant Colleges and Sea Grant Institutes; and (C) Such other matters as the Secretary refers to the Board for review and advice. (2) Biennial Report. The Board shall report to the Congress every two years on the state of the National Sea Grant College Program. The Board shall indicate in each such report the progress made toward meeting the priorities identified in the strategic plan in effect under section 204(c). The Secretary shall make available to the Board such information, personnel, and administrative services and assistance as it may reasonably require to carry out its duties under this title. The Board shall consist of 15 voting members who will be appointed by the Secretary for a 4-year term. The Director and a director of a Sea Grant program who is elected by the various directors of Sea Grant programs shall serve as nonvoting members of the Board. Not less than 8 of the voting members of the Board shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more of the disciplines and fields included in marine science. The other voting members shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in, or representative of, education, marine affairs and resource management, coastal management, extension services, State government, industry, economics, planning, or any other activity which is appropriate to, E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 197 (Tuesday, October 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61373-61375]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26013]


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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, 
Vietnam, and the Philippines

July 14-22, 2016.
AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing an Executive-led Water 
Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and 
the Philippines.
    The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade 
associations to Southeast Asia's water infrastructure markets and to 
assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their 
products and services to the region. The mission is intended to include 
representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with 
members that provide water infrastructure-related materials, products, 
services, and technology. The trade mission will visit three of 
Southeast Asia's most dynamic markets and will help participants gain 
first-hand market knowledge and establish business contacts with senior 
decision makers. Participating firms will gain market insights, make 
industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific 
projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and 
services to Southeast Asia. The mission will include customized one-on-
one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, 
distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with state, local 
government officials (except in the Philippines) and industry leaders; 
and networking events.
    The mission will help participating firms and trade associations to 
gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business 
strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goals of creating 
and strengthening water infrastructure programs, increasing U.S. 
exports of plumbing products to the region, as well as resolving waste 
and salinity contamination in Southeast Asia. By participating in an 
official U.S. industry delegation, U.S. companies will enhance their 
ability to secure meetings in these countries and gain greater exposure 
to the region through association with our diplomatic mission.

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                                Schedule
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Singapore Thursday July 14........  Trade Mission Participants Arrive in
                                     Singapore.
                                    Welcome and Country Briefing.
                                    Singapore International Water Week
                                     (SIWW) site visit (TBC).
                                    Regional Briefings.
                                    One-on-One business matchmaking
                                     appointments.
                                    Networking Reception at Ambassador's
                                     residence (TBC).
Singapore Friday July 15..........  One-on-One business matchmaking
                                     appointments.
Vietnam Saturday July 16..........  Travel to Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh).
Vietnam Sunday July 17............  Travel/Free Day Vietnam (Ho Chi
                                     Minh).
Vietnam Monday July 18............  Country Briefing.
                                    Meeting with Saigon Water
                                     Corporation.
                                    Luncheon (no-cost).
                                    Site visits.
                                    Meeting with City People's
                                     Committee.
Vietnam Tuesday July 19...........  One-on-One business matchmaking
                                     appointments.
                                    Networking Reception at Consul
                                     General's residence (TBC).
Philippines Wednesday July 20.....  Travel to Manila.
                                    Networking Reception.
Philippines Thursday July 21......  Welcome and Country Briefing.
                                    One-on-One business matchmaking
                                     appointments
Philippines Friday July 22........  Meeting with Asian Development Bank
                                     Water Specialists.
                                    Site Visit.
                                    Mission Wrap-up.
Saturday July 23..................  Return Home.
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    Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more 
information: http://export.gov/trademissions/asiawater

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must 
complete and submit an application package for consideration by the 
DOC. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain 
conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A 
minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations will be 
selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool.

Fees and Expenses

    After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate 
on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of 
a participation fee is required. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, 
and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. 
Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. 
Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates 
for hotel rooms.
    Participation fee for small or medium sized enterprises (SME): 
$3,300.00.
    Participation fee for large firms or trade associations: $4,500.00.
    Fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/
trade organization): $1,000.

Application

    All interested firms and associations may register via the 
following link: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/6R0T

Exclusions

    The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such 
as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, and air 
transportation from the U.S. to the mission sites, between mission 
sites, and return to the United States. Business visas may be required. 
Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such visas are also 
not included in the mission costs. However, the U.S. Department of 
Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the 
procedures required to obtain necessary business visas.

Timeline for Recruitment and Applications

    Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, 
including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce 
Department trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/trademissions) and 
other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, 
direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other 
multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, 
conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin 
immediately and conclude no later than April 29, 2016. The U.S. 
Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants 
of selection decisions periodically during the recruitment period 
beginning October 16, 2016. All applications received subsequent to an 
evaluation date will be considered at the next evaluation. Applications 
received after April 29, 2016, will be considered only if space and 
scheduling constraints permit.

Conditions for Participation

    The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants:
     Relevance of the company's (or in the case of a trade 
association/organization, represented companies') business to the 
mission goals
     Company's (or in the case of a trade association/
organization, represented companies') market potential for business in 
Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines.
     Provision of adequate information on the company's 
products and/or services, and communication of the company's (or in the 
case of a trade association/organization, represented companies') 
primary objectives.

    Diversity of company size and location may also be considered 
during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and 
any documents containing references to partisan political activities 
(including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant's 
submission and not considered during the selection process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington,

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DC, Tel: 202-482-3773, Fax: 202-482-9000,Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov.

 Frank Spector,
Acting Director, Trade Missions Program.
[FR Doc. 2015-26013 Filed 10-9-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P