Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Solicitation of Nominations for Membership, 69946-69947 [2015-28743]

Download as PDF 69946 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Solicitation of Nominations for Membership International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is requesting nominations to fill vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee). The Committee was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Committee was first chartered on November 21, 2011, and renewed on November 20, 2013. The Committee has functioned effectively, and the Department has an on-going need for consensus advice regarding supply chain competitiveness. The Department anticipates renewing the Committee for another two-year term. The Committee advises the Secretary on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and provides advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. The Department is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the Committee for the upcoming Charter term anticipated to start in November 2015. DATES: Applications for immediate consideration for appointment must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT on December 18, 2015. After that date, ITA will continue to accept applications under this notice for a period of up to two years from the deadline to fill any vacancies that may arise. ADDRESSES: Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, Room 11014, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone 202–482–1135; email: richard.boll@ trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 Professional & Business Services, Room 11014, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone 202–482– 1135; email: richard.boll@trade.gov. Please visit the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Web site at: http://trade.gov/td/services/oscpb/ supplychain/acscc/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee has a maximum of 45 members. The Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for immediate consideration to fill up to 10 positions on the Committee for the upcoming 2015–2017 charter term, and will continue to accept nominations under this notice on an on-going basis for twoyears for consideration to fill vacancies that may arise during the charter term. Member appointment terms run for twoyears concurrently with the Committee charter. Members will be selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce Guidelines based upon their ability to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and to provide advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. The Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding: (1) National, state, or local factors in trade programs and policies that affect the efficient domestic and international operation and competitiveness of U.S. global supply chains from point of origin to destination; (2) elements of national policies affecting the movement of goods, infrastructure, investment, and regulatory factors that affect supply chain competitiveness and sustainability; and (3) information and data systems to generate metrics that can be used to quantify and improve supply chain performance. Members shall be selected in a manner that ensures that the Committee remains balanced in terms of product and service lines and reflects the diversity of the supply chain sector, including in terms of geographic location and company size. Members of the Committee shall represent companies, organizations, and PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, with at least one individual representing each of the following: supply chain firms or their associations; users of supply chains (e.g., retailers, distributors, manufacturers or other sectors); freight transportation providers; ports; and academia. Based on the balance of viewpoints currently represented on the Committee, Representatives from the retail, airport, energy, logistics and freight forwarding, and big data analysis sectors are encouraged to apply for the immediate vacancies. Other than the experts from academia, all members shall serve in a representative capacity, expressing the views and interests of a U.S. company or U.S. organization, as well as its particular sector. Members serving in such a representative capacity are not Special Government Employees. The members from academia serve as experts and therefore are Special Government Employees (SGEs) and shall be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members who serve as SGEs must certify that they are not Federally-registered lobbyists. Each member of the Committee must be a U.S. citizen and not registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. All appointments are made without regard to political affiliation. Self-nominations will be accepted. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for their travel expenses. The Committee shall meet approximately quarterly, or as determined by the DFO. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. All nominations for membership on the Committee should provide the following information: (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, fax, and email address) of the individual requesting consideration; and (2) An affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938. In addition to the above requirements for all nominations, nominations for representatives of companies, organizations, and stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, including supply chain firms or their associations; users of supply chains (e.g., retailers, distributors, manufacturers, or other sectors); freight transportation providers; and ports, should also provide the following information: E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices (1) A sponsor letter on the letterhead of the sponsoring U.S. company or U.S. organization to be represented, containing a brief description why the nominee should be considered for membership; (2) Short biography of nominee including credentials; (3) Brief description of the U.S. company or U.S. organization to be represented and its activities and size (number of employees or members and annual sales, if applicable); and (4) An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all Committee eligibility requirements for representative members, including that the applicant represents a U.S. company or U.S. organization. a. For purposes of Committee eligibility, a U.S. company is at least 51 percent owned by U.S. persons. b. For purposes of Committee eligibility, a U.S. organization is controlled by U.S. persons, as determined based on its board of directors (or comparable governing body), membership, and funding sources, as applicable. In addition to the above requirements for all nominations, nominations for experts from academia should also provide the following information: (1) A description of the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; (2) A concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume that covers education, experience, and relevant publications and summarizes how this expertise addresses supply chain competitiveness; (3) An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all Committee eligibility requirements. Please do not send company or organization brochures. Nominations may be emailed to richard.boll@trade.gov, faxed to the attention of Richard Boll at 202–482– 2669, or mailed to Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, Room 11014, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, and must be received on or before December 18, 2015. Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified. Dated: November 5, 2015. David Long, Director, Office of Supply Chain and Professional & Business Services, November 5, 2015. [FR Doc. 2015–28743 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Number 3038–0080, Annual Report for Chief Compliance Officer of Registrants Commodity Futures Trading Commission. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Solicitation 
of Nominations for Membership

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the 
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration 
(ITA), is requesting nominations to fill vacancies on the Advisory 
Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee). The Committee 
was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 
The Committee was first chartered on November 21, 2011, and renewed on 
November 20, 2013. The Committee has functioned effectively, and the 
Department has an on-going need for consensus advice regarding supply 
chain competitiveness. The Department anticipates renewing the 
Committee for another two-year term. The Committee advises the 
Secretary on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach 
to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth 
and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate 
the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply 
chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and 
provides advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs 
and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. 
supply chains. The Department is seeking nominations to fill vacancies 
on the Committee for the upcoming Charter term anticipated to start in 
November 2015.

DATES: Applications for immediate consideration for appointment must be 
received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT on December 18, 2015. After that 
date, ITA will continue to accept applications under this notice for a 
period of up to two years from the deadline to fill any vacancies that 
may arise.

ADDRESSES: Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & 
Business Services, Room 11014, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone 202-482-1135; 
email: richard.boll@trade.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, 
Professional & Business Services, Room 11014, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone 
202-482-1135; email: richard.boll@trade.gov. Please visit the Advisory 
Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Web site at: http://trade.gov/td/services/oscpb/supplychain/acscc/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Committee has a maximum of 45 members. 
The Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for immediate 
consideration to fill up to 10 positions on the Committee for the 
upcoming 2015-2017 charter term, and will continue to accept 
nominations under this notice on an on-going basis for two-years for 
consideration to fill vacancies that may arise during the charter term. 
Member appointment terms run for two-years concurrently with the 
Committee charter. Members will be selected in accordance with 
applicable Department of Commerce Guidelines based upon their ability 
to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the necessary elements of a 
comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed 
to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, 
encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the 
competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the 
domestic and global economy; and to provide advice to the Secretary on 
regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect 
the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. The Committee provides 
detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations 
to the Secretary regarding:
    (1) National, state, or local factors in trade programs and 
policies that affect the efficient domestic and international operation 
and competitiveness of U.S. global supply chains from point of origin 
to destination;
    (2) elements of national policies affecting the movement of goods, 
infrastructure, investment, and regulatory factors that affect supply 
chain competitiveness and sustainability; and
    (3) information and data systems to generate metrics that can be 
used to quantify and improve supply chain performance.
    Members shall be selected in a manner that ensures that the 
Committee remains balanced in terms of product and service lines and 
reflects the diversity of the supply chain sector, including in terms 
of geographic location and company size.
    Members of the Committee shall represent companies, organizations, 
and stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, with at least one 
individual representing each of the following: supply chain firms or 
their associations; users of supply chains (e.g., retailers, 
distributors, manufacturers or other sectors); freight transportation 
providers; ports; and academia. Based on the balance of viewpoints 
currently represented on the Committee, Representatives from the 
retail, airport, energy, logistics and freight forwarding, and big data 
analysis sectors are encouraged to apply for the immediate vacancies.
    Other than the experts from academia, all members shall serve in a 
representative capacity, expressing the views and interests of a U.S. 
company or U.S. organization, as well as its particular sector. Members 
serving in such a representative capacity are not Special Government 
Employees. The members from academia serve as experts and therefore are 
Special Government Employees (SGEs) and shall be subject to the ethical 
standards applicable to SGEs. Members who serve as SGEs must certify 
that they are not Federally-registered lobbyists.
    Each member of the Committee must be a U.S. citizen and not 
registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration 
Act. All appointments are made without regard to political affiliation. 
Self-nominations will be accepted.
    Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services 
or reimbursed for their travel expenses. The Committee shall meet 
approximately quarterly, or as determined by the DFO.
    Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary.
    All nominations for membership on the Committee should provide the 
following information:
    (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, 
fax, and email address) of the individual requesting consideration; and
    (2) An affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to 
register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act 
of 1938.
    In addition to the above requirements for all nominations, 
nominations for representatives of companies, organizations, and 
stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, including supply chain 
firms or their associations; users of supply chains (e.g., retailers, 
distributors, manufacturers, or other sectors); freight transportation 
providers; and ports, should also provide the following information:

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    (1) A sponsor letter on the letterhead of the sponsoring U.S. 
company or U.S. organization to be represented, containing a brief 
description why the nominee should be considered for membership;
    (2) Short biography of nominee including credentials;
    (3) Brief description of the U.S. company or U.S. organization to 
be represented and its activities and size (number of employees or 
members and annual sales, if applicable); and
    (4) An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all Committee 
eligibility requirements for representative members, including that the 
applicant represents a U.S. company or U.S. organization.
    a. For purposes of Committee eligibility, a U.S. company is at 
least 51 percent owned by U.S. persons.
    b. For purposes of Committee eligibility, a U.S. organization is 
controlled by U.S. persons, as determined based on its board of 
directors (or comparable governing body), membership, and funding 
sources, as applicable.
    In addition to the above requirements for all nominations, 
nominations for experts from academia should also provide the following 
information:
    (1) A description of the nominee's area(s) of expertise;
    (2) A concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume that covers 
education, experience, and relevant publications and summarizes how 
this expertise addresses supply chain competitiveness;
    (3) An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all Committee 
eligibility requirements.
    Please do not send company or organization brochures.
    Nominations may be emailed to richard.boll@trade.gov, faxed to the 
attention of Richard Boll at 202-482-2669, or mailed to Richard Boll, 
Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, Room 11014, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20230, and must be received on or before December 18, 2015. Nominees 
selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified.

    Dated: November 5, 2015.
David Long,
Director, Office of Supply Chain and Professional & Business Services, 
November 5, 2015.
[FR Doc. 2015-28743 Filed 11-10-15; 8:45 am]
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