Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, 80015-80016 [2016-27392]

Download as PDF 80015 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 220 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. International Trade Administration Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for nominations from state, local, and municipal governments to the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee State and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group; extension of deadline. AGENCY: The Secretary of Commerce, as Chair of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), announces the establishment of the State and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group as a subcommittee of the TPCC. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (the Act) requires the President to establish this Working Group as a subcommittee of the TPCC to identify issues related to the coordination of Federal resources relating to export promotion and export financing with such resources provided by State and local governments. The original notice (FR Doc. 2016–23501) ([citation]) called for nominations to be submitted by October 24, 2016. This notice hereby extends the deadline to November 25, 2016. DATES: Nominations for immediate consideration for the Working Group must be received electronically on or before 5:00 p.m. (ET) on November 25, 2016. After that date, ITA will continue to accept submissions under this notice for a period of up to two years from the deadline to fill any vacancies that may arise. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Kirwan, Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat, Room 31027, U.S. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:00 Nov 11, 2016 Jkt 241001 Table of Contents I. Establishment of Working Group II. Member and Meeting Information III. Request for Nominations I. Establishment of Working Group DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUMMARY: Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–5455, email: StateandLocal@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 504(a) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (‘‘Act’’), amended the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to add a new section 2313A. Section 2313A notes that U.S. policy is to promote exports as an opportunity for small businesses, and in exercising their powers and functions to advance that policy, all Federal agencies shall work constructively with State and local agencies engaged in export promotion and export financing activities. Section 2313A directs the President to establish the State and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group (‘‘Working Group’’) under the TPCC with the purposes to: (1) Identify issues related to the coordination of Federal resources relating to export promotion and export financing with such resources provided by State and local governments; (2) identify ways to improve coordination with respect to export promotion and export financing activities through the TPCC annual strategic plan; (3) develop a strategy for improving coordination of Federal and State resources relating to export promotion and export financing, including methods to eliminate duplication of effort and overlapping functions; and (4) develop a strategic plan for considering and implementing the suggestions of the Working Group as part of the TPCC annual strategic plan. The President issued Executive Order No. 13733, Delegation of Certain Authorities and Assignment of Certain Functions under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, on July 22, 2016, assigning to the Secretary of Commerce the function under Section 2313A(b) of establishing the Working Group. In the Executive Order, the President further directed that, in carrying out its functions, the State and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group shall also coordinate PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with local and municipal governments representing regionally diverse areas. II. Member and Meeting Information The Secretary of Commerce shall select the members of the Working Group, who shall include representatives from State trade agencies and local and municipal governments representing regionally diverse areas and representatives of the federal departments and agencies that are represented on the TPCC. The Working Group will comprise up to sixteen members. Representatives from State trade agencies must be: (1) Elected officers of a State, or (2) State employees designated by an elected State officer to represent the State trade agency with authority to act on his or her behalf. Representatives from local and municipal governments must be: (1) Elected officers or (2) local or municipal employees designated by an elected officer to represent the local and municipal government with authority to act on his or her behalf. Because the Working Group will be an intergovernmental committee composed wholly of full-time or part-time Federal Government officers or employees, State government elected officers or their designees, and local and municipal elected officials or their designees, all of whom will be acting in their official capacities solely to exchange views, information, or advice relating to the management and implementation of Federal programs established by statute that explicitly share intergovernmental responsibilities and administration, the Working Group is not covered by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. Members appointed as representatives from State trade agencies and local and municipal governments will not receive any Federal compensation for their services and will not be reimbursed for travel expenses. Meetings will be held in person and/or via teleconference. The TPCC will make every effort to use technology to allow for remote participation in meetings, but there will be times when in-person meetings will be necessary. The TPCC will strive to provide members of the Working Group notice of meetings at least 15 calendar days in advance. III. Request for Nominations The TPCC Secretariat seeks nominations for representatives from E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 80016 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 15, 2016 / Notices State trade agencies and local and municipal governments to the Working Group. For purposes of this notice, a ‘‘State trade agency’’ is the lead official governmental trade promotion agency for a State, and includes separately established trade agencies as well as trade offices within a State agency or department or the Office of the Governor. A ‘‘local or municipal government’’ includes, but is not limited to, town, city, and county governments. The TPCC seeks representation of regionally diverse areas. Qualified individuals may selfnominate or be nominated by a senior level State government or local or municipal government official. To be considered, nominators should submit the following information: (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone and email address) for the nominee, the state trade agency that the nominee would represent or the local or municipal government the nominee would represent; (2) A resume or short biography of the nominee, including professional and academic credentials. (3) A statement of the nominee’s role in state, local, or municipal export promotion activities. Should more information be needed, TPCC staff will contact the nominee. If nominees are not an elected official, a letter may be requested from an elected official that indicates the nominee has been designated to participate in the Working Group on his or her behalf. Nominators should submit the above information via electronic transmission to StateandLocal@trade.gov. The submission must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. (ET) on November 25, 2016. Nominations submitted in response to the prior notice, including those received after October 24, 2016, will be considered and do not need to be resubmitted. Dated: November 8, 2016. Patrick Kirwan, Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2016–27392 Filed 11–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–25–P mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF034 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:00 Nov 11, 2016 Jkt 241001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will hold a public meeting of its Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Committee and its MSB Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to view the agenda see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at The Doubletree Baltimore-BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; telephone: 410–859–8400. There will be a listen-only Webinar link available, at http://www.mafmc.org/ council-events/dec-1-msb-committeeap-meeting. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their Web site, at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 business days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 9, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–27433 Filed 11–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [0648–XE753] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Operation, Maintenance, and Repair of the Northeast Gateway Liquefied Natural Gas Port and the Algonquin Pipeline Lateral Facilities in Massachusetts Bay Agenda National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments and information. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Committee will meet jointly with the MSB Advisory Panel to develop recommendations on alternatives to include in an Amendment that could affect the squid fisheries. The amendment could reduce the capacities of the longfin squid and Illex squid fleets. The Council is considering this action because of concern that activation of latent capacity in the squid fisheries could lead to excessive fishing effort and increased catch of non-target species. Several other issues are being considered as well: (1) New permits for Maine/northern states; (2) re-evaluation of longfin squid trimesters; (3) longfin squid buffer zones beyond state waters in the area south of Martha’s Vineyard/ Nantucket; and (4) revision of the goals and objectives of the MSB Fishery Management Plan. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s Web site, at www.mafmc.org, prior to the meeting. Additional information is also available at the Web page for this action: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/squidcapacity-amendment. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language NMFS has received a request from Excelerate Energy, L.P. (Excelerate) and Tetra Tech, Inc. (Tetra Tech), on behalf of the Northeast Gateway® Energy BridgeTM, L.P. (Northeast Gateway or NEG) and Algonquin Gas Transmission, L.L.C. (Algonquin) for an authorization to take small numbers of 14 species of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to operating, maintaining, and repairing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) port and the Algonquin Pipeline Lateral (Pipeline Lateral) facilities by NEG and Algonquin, in Massachusetts Bay. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to NEG and Algonquin to incidentally take, by Level B harassment, small numbers of marine mammals during the specified activity for a period of one year. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than December 15, 2016. 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Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee

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

ACTION: Notice and request for nominations from state, local, and 
municipal governments to the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee 
State and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group; 
extension of deadline.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce, as Chair of the Trade Promotion 
Coordinating Committee (TPCC), announces the establishment of the State 
and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group as a 
subcommittee of the TPCC. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement 
Act of 2015 (the Act) requires the President to establish this Working 
Group as a subcommittee of the TPCC to identify issues related to the 
coordination of Federal resources relating to export promotion and 
export financing with such resources provided by State and local 
governments. The original notice (FR Doc. 2016-23501) ([citation]) 
called for nominations to be submitted by October 24, 2016. This notice 
hereby extends the deadline to November 25, 2016.

DATES: Nominations for immediate consideration for the Working Group 
must be received electronically on or before 5:00 p.m. (ET) on November 
25, 2016. After that date, ITA will continue to accept submissions 
under this notice for a period of up to two years from the deadline to 
fill any vacancies that may arise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Kirwan, Director, Trade 
Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat, Room 31027, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230, telephone: 202-482-5455, email: StateandLocal@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

I. Establishment of Working Group
II. Member and Meeting Information
III. Request for Nominations

I. Establishment of Working Group

    Section 504(a) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act 
of 2015 (``Act''), amended the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to add a 
new section 2313A. Section 2313A notes that U.S. policy is to promote 
exports as an opportunity for small businesses, and in exercising their 
powers and functions to advance that policy, all Federal agencies shall 
work constructively with State and local agencies engaged in export 
promotion and export financing activities. Section 2313A directs the 
President to establish the State and Federal Export Promotion 
Coordination Working Group (``Working Group'') under the TPCC with the 
purposes to:
    (1) Identify issues related to the coordination of Federal 
resources relating to export promotion and export financing with such 
resources provided by State and local governments;
    (2) identify ways to improve coordination with respect to export 
promotion and export financing activities through the TPCC annual 
strategic plan;
    (3) develop a strategy for improving coordination of Federal and 
State resources relating to export promotion and export financing, 
including methods to eliminate duplication of effort and overlapping 
functions; and
    (4) develop a strategic plan for considering and implementing the 
suggestions of the Working Group as part of the TPCC annual strategic 
plan.
    The President issued Executive Order No. 13733, Delegation of 
Certain Authorities and Assignment of Certain Functions under the Trade 
Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, on July 22, 2016, 
assigning to the Secretary of Commerce the function under Section 
2313A(b) of establishing the Working Group. In the Executive Order, the 
President further directed that, in carrying out its functions, the 
State and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group shall 
also coordinate with local and municipal governments representing 
regionally diverse areas.

II. Member and Meeting Information

    The Secretary of Commerce shall select the members of the Working 
Group, who shall include representatives from State trade agencies and 
local and municipal governments representing regionally diverse areas 
and representatives of the federal departments and agencies that are 
represented on the TPCC. The Working Group will comprise up to sixteen 
members. Representatives from State trade agencies must be: (1) Elected 
officers of a State, or (2) State employees designated by an elected 
State officer to represent the State trade agency with authority to act 
on his or her behalf. Representatives from local and municipal 
governments must be: (1) Elected officers or (2) local or municipal 
employees designated by an elected officer to represent the local and 
municipal government with authority to act on his or her behalf.
    Because the Working Group will be an intergovernmental committee 
composed wholly of full-time or part-time Federal Government officers 
or employees, State government elected officers or their designees, and 
local and municipal elected officials or their designees, all of whom 
will be acting in their official capacities solely to exchange views, 
information, or advice relating to the management and implementation of 
Federal programs established by statute that explicitly share 
intergovernmental responsibilities and administration, the Working 
Group is not covered by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. 
App.
    Members appointed as representatives from State trade agencies and 
local and municipal governments will not receive any Federal 
compensation for their services and will not be reimbursed for travel 
expenses. Meetings will be held in person and/or via teleconference. 
The TPCC will make every effort to use technology to allow for remote 
participation in meetings, but there will be times when in-person 
meetings will be necessary. The TPCC will strive to provide members of 
the Working Group notice of meetings at least 15 calendar days in 
advance.

III. Request for Nominations

    The TPCC Secretariat seeks nominations for representatives from

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State trade agencies and local and municipal governments to the Working 
Group. For purposes of this notice, a ``State trade agency'' is the 
lead official governmental trade promotion agency for a State, and 
includes separately established trade agencies as well as trade offices 
within a State agency or department or the Office of the Governor. A 
``local or municipal government'' includes, but is not limited to, 
town, city, and county governments. The TPCC seeks representation of 
regionally diverse areas. Qualified individuals may self-nominate or be 
nominated by a senior level State government or local or municipal 
government official. To be considered, nominators should submit the 
following information:
    (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone 
and email address) for the nominee, the state trade agency that the 
nominee would represent or the local or municipal government the 
nominee would represent;
    (2) A resume or short biography of the nominee, including 
professional and academic credentials.
    (3) A statement of the nominee's role in state, local, or municipal 
export promotion activities. Should more information be needed, TPCC 
staff will contact the nominee. If nominees are not an elected 
official, a letter may be requested from an elected official that 
indicates the nominee has been designated to participate in the Working 
Group on his or her behalf.
    Nominators should submit the above information via electronic 
transmission to StateandLocal@trade.gov. The submission must be 
received on or before 5:00 p.m. (ET) on November 25, 2016. Nominations 
submitted in response to the prior notice, including those received 
after October 24, 2016, will be considered and do not need to be 
resubmitted.

    Dated: November 8, 2016.
Patrick Kirwan,
Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2016-27392 Filed 11-14-16; 8:45 am]
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