Notice of Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE), 26199-26200 [2016-10196]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2016 / Notices technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 27, 2016. Elanor Starmer, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2016–10210 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce (DOC) is currently seeking applications for membership on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). NACIE advises the Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary) on matters related to accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship. SUMMARY: srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Table of Contents a. Dates b. Addresses c. For Further Information, Contact d. Supplementary Information DATES: Applications must be received by the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), Economic Development Administration (EDA) by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 1, 2016, to be considered for membership in the formation of this NACIE cohort. Applications received by June 1, 2016, will also be considered to fill vacancies up to one year after this NACIE cohort’s formation. ADDRESSES: Please submit applications electronically to nacie@doc.gov and include ‘‘[NACIEApplication]’’ (without quotation marks) in the subject line, or by post or courier to the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Attn: NACIE Membership Applications, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 78018, Washington, DC 20230. Electronic submissions are preferred. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, interested parties can contact the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship via post at 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 78018, Washington, DC 20230; via telephone at +1 (202) 482–8001; or via email at VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 nacie@doc.gov. NACIE’s establishment is authorized by Section 25(c) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended (15 U.S.C. 3720(c)). Additional information regarding NACIE can be found at https://www.eda.gov/oie/nacie/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) is accepting applications for membership on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) for a twoyear term beginning on the date of appointment. Members will be selected, in accordance with Department of Commerce (DOC) guidelines, based on their ability to advise the Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary) on matters relating to the acceleration of innovation and the support for and expansion of entrepreneurship, including but not limited to the matters set forth in 15 U.S.C. 3720(b) and • The development of policy recommendations to support entrepreneurship and innovation across business sectors and geographies; • insights into innovative opportunities to increase the global competitiveness of both the workforce and the economy; • the exploration of opportunities to promote the role of employers in creating and expanding successful talent development partnerships across multiple stakeholders; • policies that encourage the creative use of technology to facilitate employee recruitment, training, career and talent development, and business startups; and • the identification and promotion of best practices that accelerate the commercialization of research and intellectual property. NACIE will identify and recommend solutions to issues critical to driving the innovation economy, including enabling entrepreneurs and firms to successfully access and develop a skilled, globally competitive workforce. NACIE will also serve as a vehicle for ongoing dialogue with the innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce development communities, including but not limited to business and trade associations. The duties of NACIE are solely advisory, and it shall report to the Secretary through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the Office of the Secretary. NACIE members shall be selected in a manner that ensures that NACIE is balanced in terms of perspectives and expertise with regard to innovation, entrepreneurship, and business-driven PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26199 talent development that leads to a globally competitive workforce. To that end, the Secretary seeks diversity in the size of organization represented and seeks to appoint members who represent diverse geographies and innovation and entrepreneurship experiences from industry, government, academia, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations. Additional factors which may be considered in the selection of NACIE members include each candidate’s proven experience in the design, creation, or improvement of innovation systems; commercialization of research and development; entrepreneurship; business-driven talent development that leads to a globally competitive workforce; and the creation and growth of innovation- and entrepreneurshipfocused ecosystems. Members’ affiliations may include, but are not limited to, successful executive-level business leaders; entrepreneurs; innovators; investors; post-secondary education leaders; directors of workforce and training organizations; and other experts drawn from industry, government, academia, philanthropic foundations with a demonstrated track record of research or support of innovation and entrepreneurship, and non-governmental organizations. Nominees will be evaluated consistent with factors specified in this notice and their ability to carry out the goals of NACIE. Self-nominations will be accepted. Appointments will be made without regard to political affiliation. Membership. Members shall serve at the discretion of the Secretary. Because members will be appointed as experts, members will be considered special government employees (SGEs). Members participating in NACIE meetings and events will be responsible for their travel, living, and other personal expenses. Meetings will be held regularly and not less than twice annually, usually in Washington, DC. Members are required to attend a majority of NACIE’s meetings. The first meeting for this NACIE cohort will take place October 6–7, 2016, in Washington, DC. Members may be required to arrive one day early for onboarding and orientation activities. Attendance is mandatory. Eligibility. Eligibility for membership is limited to U.S. citizens who are not full-time employees of the United States government or of a foreign government, are not registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and are not federallyregistered lobbyists. E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 26200 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2016 / Notices Application Procedure. For consideration, a nominee should ´ ´ submit: (1) A resume; (2) a personal statement of interest including an outline of her or his abilities to advise the Secretary on the matters described above; (3) an affirmative statement that the nominee is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended; and (4) an affirmative statement that the nominee is not a federally-registered lobbyist. It is preferred that applications be submitted electronically to nacie@doc.gov with a subject line that includes the text ‘‘[NACIEApplication]’’ (without quotation marks). Applications also may be sent to the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Attn: NACIE Membership Applications, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 78018, Washington, DC 20230. Appointments of members to NACIE will be made by the Secretary. Dated: April 26, 2016. Julie Lenzer, Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Economic Development Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–10196 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–24–2016] srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 22— Chicago, Illinois; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Omron Automotive Electronics, Inc.; (Automotive Electronic Components); St. Charles, Illinois Omron Automotive Electronics, Inc. (Omron), an operator of FTZ 22, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility located in St. Charles, Illinois, within FTZ 22. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on April 14, 2016. The Omron facility is located within Site 41 of FTZ 22. The facility is used for the production of automotive electronic components. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign-status components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Omron from customs duty payments on the foreign status VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Omron would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to electronic control units (body control, transmission, wiper system), controllers (fuel pump, alarm, tire pressure), electronic modules, assemblies (tire pressure monitoring, transmitters, electrical switches (accessory, power seat, power window), knobs and trim pieces, and actuators (duty rate ranges from free to 6.5%) for the foreign status components noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The materials and components sourced from abroad include: Resistors; actuators; housing subassemblies; adhesives; antennas; armatures; plastic bags; switches; bobbins; steel balls; barrels with ribs; plastic bases/trays/ bags/plates/plungers/actuator posts; base covers/substrates/assemblies; bases; knobs; bezels; boxes and related spacers; buttons; brackets; buzzers; ceramic chips; capacitors; cages for batteries; cartons; cases; chipboards and pads; desiccants; clips; connectors; coils; coil leads/terminals/assemblies; contacts (rivet, terminal); core pins; covers; central processing units (CPUs); electronic control units (ECUs); elastomeric pads; plastic emblems; encoders; epoxy resins; electric filters; foam sheets/dividers/pads; foil with adhesive; followers; frets; fuses; crystal oscillators; transformers; integrated circuits; resistors; dampers; double face pads; detents; diodes; door lock packing inserts; garnishes; gimbles; rubber grommets; labels; handles; heat sinks; housing blocks/assemblies; housings; integrated circuits; light emitting diodes; immobilizers/anti-theft systems; inductors; inner cases; inserts; inverters; jewels; transmitter keypads and keyrings; logic chips; lamps; lean containers; levers; lids; light guides; linear integrated circuits; semiconductors; magnet wires and relays; multi-switch units; power supplies; printed circuit boards; padding and pads; paddles (steering wheel); plastic panels/partitions; pins (coil, connector; spring); pipe lights; packaging boxes/lids/inserts/chips/ pads; printed wiring boards; resistor chips; resistor glaze metal; relays; retainers; plastic rings/screws/spacers/ spools/seals/sliders/seats/clips/bezels/ tape; seals (nitrile, rubber); heat shields; shrouds; shunts; silicone fluid compound; surface mount technology resistors; electrical (socket) outlets; springs; striker assemblies; subassemblies (base, case, power PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 breaker, dome, window knob); substrates; supply bezels/brackets/clips/ screws/head bolts; varistors; switch assemblies; tapes; terminal/contact assemblies; terminals; thermistors; paint thinners; thumbwheels; screws; transistors; trays; upfitter subassemblies; vacform trays; wire coils; jumper wires; wireless charging units; relay yokes; and, yokes (duty rate ranges from free to 8%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is June 13, 2016. A copy of the notification 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 FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov (202) 482– 1378. Dated: April 25, 2016. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–10242 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–25–2016] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 133—QuadCities, Iowa/Illinois; Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Deere & Company, Subzone 133D (Construction and Forestry Equipment), Davenport, Iowa Deere & Company (Deere), operator of Subzone 133D, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities within Subzone 133D, located in Davenport, Iowa. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on April 15, 2016. Deere already has authority to produce motor graders, four wheel drive loaders, log skidders and articulated dump trucks within Subzone 133D. The current request would add construction and forestry equipment and foreignstatus materials/components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign- E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 84 (Monday, May 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Notice of Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the National 
Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (DOC) is currently seeking 
applications for membership on the National Advisory Council on 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). NACIE advises the Secretary of 
Commerce (the Secretary) on matters related to accelerating innovation 
and entrepreneurship.

Table of Contents

a. Dates
b. Addresses
c. For Further Information, Contact
d. Supplementary Information

DATES: Applications must be received by the Office of Innovation and 
Entrepreneurship (OIE), Economic Development Administration (EDA) by 
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 1, 2016, to be considered for 
membership in the formation of this NACIE cohort. Applications received 
by June 1, 2016, will also be considered to fill vacancies up to one 
year after this NACIE cohort's formation.

ADDRESSES: Please submit applications electronically to nacie@doc.gov 
and include ``[NACIEApplication]'' (without quotation marks) in the 
subject line, or by post or courier to the Office of Innovation and 
Entrepreneurship, Attn: NACIE Membership Applications, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 78018, Washington, DC 20230. Electronic 
submissions are preferred.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, interested 
parties can contact the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship via 
post at 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 78018, Washington, DC 
20230; via telephone at +1 (202) 482-8001; or via email at 
nacie@doc.gov. NACIE's establishment is authorized by Section 25(c) of 
the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended (15 
U.S.C. 3720(c)). Additional information regarding NACIE can be found at 
https://www.eda.gov/oie/nacie/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Innovation and 
Entrepreneurship (OIE) is accepting applications for membership on the 
National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) 
for a two-year term beginning on the date of appointment. Members will 
be selected, in accordance with Department of Commerce (DOC) 
guidelines, based on their ability to advise the Secretary of Commerce 
(the Secretary) on matters relating to the acceleration of innovation 
and the support for and expansion of entrepreneurship, including but 
not limited to the matters set forth in 15 U.S.C. 3720(b) and

 The development of policy recommendations to support 
entrepreneurship and innovation across business sectors and 
geographies;
 insights into innovative opportunities to increase the global 
competitiveness of both the workforce and the economy;
 the exploration of opportunities to promote the role of 
employers in creating and expanding successful talent development 
partnerships across multiple stakeholders;
 policies that encourage the creative use of technology to 
facilitate employee recruitment, training, career and talent 
development, and business startups; and
 the identification and promotion of best practices that 
accelerate the commercialization of research and intellectual property.

    NACIE will identify and recommend solutions to issues critical to 
driving the innovation economy, including enabling entrepreneurs and 
firms to successfully access and develop a skilled, globally 
competitive workforce. NACIE will also serve as a vehicle for ongoing 
dialogue with the innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce 
development communities, including but not limited to business and 
trade associations. The duties of NACIE are solely advisory, and it 
shall report to the Secretary through the Economic Development 
Administration (EDA) and the Office of the Secretary.
    NACIE members shall be selected in a manner that ensures that NACIE 
is balanced in terms of perspectives and expertise with regard to 
innovation, entrepreneurship, and business-driven talent development 
that leads to a globally competitive workforce. To that end, the 
Secretary seeks diversity in the size of organization represented and 
seeks to appoint members who represent diverse geographies and 
innovation and entrepreneurship experiences from industry, government, 
academia, nonprofits, and non-governmental organizations.
    Additional factors which may be considered in the selection of 
NACIE members include each candidate's proven experience in the design, 
creation, or improvement of innovation systems; commercialization of 
research and development; entrepreneurship; business-driven talent 
development that leads to a globally competitive workforce; and the 
creation and growth of innovation- and entrepreneurship-focused 
ecosystems. Members' affiliations may include, but are not limited to, 
successful executive-level business leaders; entrepreneurs; innovators; 
investors; post-secondary education leaders; directors of workforce and 
training organizations; and other experts drawn from industry, 
government, academia, philanthropic foundations with a demonstrated 
track record of research or support of innovation and entrepreneurship, 
and non-governmental organizations. Nominees will be evaluated 
consistent with factors specified in this notice and their ability to 
carry out the goals of NACIE.
    Self-nominations will be accepted.
    Appointments will be made without regard to political affiliation.
    Membership. Members shall serve at the discretion of the Secretary. 
Because members will be appointed as experts, members will be 
considered special government employees (SGEs). Members participating 
in NACIE meetings and events will be responsible for their travel, 
living, and other personal expenses. Meetings will be held regularly 
and not less than twice annually, usually in Washington, DC. Members 
are required to attend a majority of NACIE's meetings. The first 
meeting for this NACIE cohort will take place October 6-7, 2016, in 
Washington, DC. Members may be required to arrive one day early for 
onboarding and orientation activities. Attendance is mandatory.
    Eligibility. Eligibility for membership is limited to U.S. citizens 
who are not full-time employees of the United States government or of a 
foreign government, are not registered with the Department of Justice 
under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and are not federally-
registered lobbyists.

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    Application Procedure. For consideration, a nominee should submit: 
(1) A r[eacute]sum[eacute]; (2) a personal statement of interest 
including an outline of her or his abilities to advise the Secretary on 
the matters described above; (3) an affirmative statement that the 
nominee is not required to register as a foreign agent under the 
Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended; and (4) an 
affirmative statement that the nominee is not a federally-registered 
lobbyist. It is preferred that applications be submitted electronically 
to nacie@doc.gov with a subject line that includes the text 
``[NACIEApplication]'' (without quotation marks). Applications also may 
be sent to the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Attn: NACIE 
Membership Applications, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 78018, 
Washington, DC 20230.
    Appointments of members to NACIE will be made by the Secretary.

    Dated: April 26, 2016.
Julie Lenzer,
Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Economic 
Development Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-10196 Filed 4-29-16; 8:45 am]
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