Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-Brazil CEO Forum, 36357-36358 [2017-16455]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 149 / Friday, August 4, 2017 / Notices before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Julie Roberts, RAC Coordinator, Sierra NF Supervisor’s Office, 1600 Tollhouse Road, Clovis, California 93611; by email to jaroberts@fs.fed, or via facsimile to 559–294–4809. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation. For access to the facility or proceedings, please contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: July 10, 2017. Glenn Casamassa, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2017–16428 Filed 8–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United StatesBrazil CEO Forum International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces the opportunity for up to twelve individuals for appointment to the U.S. Section of the Forum. The three-year term of the incoming members of the U.S. Section starts on October 1, 2017, and will expire September 30, 2020. Nominations received in response to this notice will also be considered for on-going appointments to fill any future vacancies that may arise before September 30, 2020. DATES: Applications for immediate consideration should be received no later than close of business August 25, 2017. After that date, applications will continue to be accepted through September 30, 2020 to fill any new vacancies that may arise. ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Raquel Silva, Office of Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by email at Raquel.Silva@trade.gov or by SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:13 Aug 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 30014, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raquel Silva, Office of Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482–4157. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Economic Council, together with the Planalto Casa Civil Minister (Presidential Chief of Staff) and the Brazilian Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade & Services, co-chair the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum (Forum), pursuant to the Terms of Reference signed in March 2007 by the U.S. and Brazilian governments, as amended, which set forth the objectives and structure of the Forum. The Terms of Reference may be viewed at: http:// www.trade.gov/ceo-forum/. The Forum, consisting of both private and public sector members, brings together leaders of the respective business communities of the United States and Brazil to discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly ways to strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two countries. The Forum consists of the U.S. and Brazilian Government co-chairs and a Committee comprised of private sector members. The Committee is composed of two Sections, each consisting of approximately ten to twelve members from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the private sector business community in the United States and Brazil. Each government appoints the members to its respective Section. The Committee provides joint recommendations to the two governments that reflect private sector views, needs and concerns regarding the creation of an economic environment in which their respective private sectors can partner, thrive and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand trade between the United States and Brazil. This notice seeks candidates to fill up to twelve positions on the U.S. Section of the Forum as well as any future vacancies that may arise before September 30, 2020. Each candidate must be the Chief Executive Officer or President (or have a comparable level of responsibility) of a U.S.-owned or -controlled company that is incorporated in and has its main headquarters in the United States and that is currently doing business in both Brazil and the United States. Each candidate also must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally authorized to work in the United States and able to travel to Brazil and locations in the United States to attend official Forum meetings as PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36357 well as independent U.S. Section and Committee meetings. In addition, the candidate may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Evaluation of applications for membership in the U.S. Section by eligible individuals will be based on the following criteria: —A demonstrated commitment by the individual’s company to the Brazilian market either through exports or investment. —A demonstrated strong interest in Brazil and its economic development. —The ability to offer a broad perspective and business experience to the discussions. —The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the entire business community. —The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. Members will be selected on the basis of who will best carry out the objectives of the Forum as stated in the Terms of Reference establishing the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The U.S. Section of the Forum should also include members that represent a diversity of business sectors and geographic locations. To the extent possible, U.S. Section members also should represent a cross-section of small, medium, and large firms. U.S. members will receive no compensation for their participation in Forum-related activities. Individual members will be responsible for all travel and related expenses associated with their participation in the Forum, including attendance at Committee and Section meetings. Only appointed members may participate in official Forum meetings; substitutes and alternates will not be designated. According to the current Terms of Reference, members are normally to serve three-year terms, but may be reappointed. To be considered for membership, please submit the following information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; name and address of company’s headquarters; location of incorporation; information that the company is U.S.-owned or U.S.controlled; size of the company; size of company’s export trade, investment, and nature of operations or interest in Brazil; an affirmative statement that the applicant meets all Forum eligibility criteria and is neither registered nor required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended; and a brief E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 36358 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 149 / Friday, August 4, 2017 / Notices statement of why the candidate should be considered, including information about the candidate’s ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. Applications will be considered as they are received. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been selected. Dated: July 31, 2017. Alexander Peacher, Acting Director for the Office of Latin America & the Caribbean. [FR Doc. 2017–16455 Filed 8–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA) International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity for travel and tourism industry leaders to apply for membership on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel Promotion. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA). The purpose of the Board is to guide the Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the promotion of the United States as a travel destination and communication of travel facilitation issues, among other tasks. DATES: All applications must be received by the National Travel and Tourism Office by close of business on September 29, 2017. ADDRESSES: Electronic applications may be sent to: CTPBoard@trade.gov. Written applications can be submitted to Isabel Hill, Director, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, Mail Stop 10007, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: 202.482.0140. Email: Isabel.Hill@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Heizer, Deputy Director, National Travel and Tourism Office, Mail Stop 10003, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20230. Telephone: 202.482.4904. Email: julie.heizer@ trade.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (TPA) was signed into law VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:13 Aug 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 on March 4, 2010, and was amended in July 2010 and December 2014. The TPA established the Corporation for Travel Promotion (the Corporation), as a nonprofit corporation charged with the development and execution of a plan to (A) provide useful information to those interested in traveling to the United States; (B) identify and address perceptions regarding U.S. entry policies; (C) maximize economic and diplomatic benefits of travel to the United States through the use of various promotional tools; (D) ensure that international travel benefits all States and the District of Columbia, and (E) identify opportunities to promote tourism to rural and urban areas equally, including areas not traditionally visited by international travelers. The Corporation (doing business as Brand USA) is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 11 members with knowledge of international travel promotion or marketing, broadly representing various regions of the United States. The TPA directs the Secretary of Commerce (after consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State) to appoint the Board of Directors for the Corporation. At this time, the Department will be selecting three individuals with the appropriate expertise and experience from specific sectors of the travel and tourism industry to serve on the Board as follows: (A) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in small business/retail; (B) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in state tourism office; and (C) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in travel distribution services. To be eligible for Board membership, individuals must have international travel and tourism marketing experience, be a current or former chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or chief marketing officer or have held an equivalent management position. Additional consideration will be given to individuals who have experience working in U.S. multinational entities with marketing budgets, and/or who are audit committee financial experts as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (in accordance with section 407 of Pub. L. 107–204 [15 U.S.C. 7265]). Individuals must be U.S. citizens, and in addition, cannot be federally registered lobbyists or registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Those selected for the Board must be able to meet the time and effort commitments of the Board. Board members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce (who may remove any member of the Board for good cause). The terms of office of each member of the Board appointed by the Secretary shall be three (3) years. Board members can serve a maximum of two consecutive full three-year terms. Board members are not considered Federal government employees by virtue of their service as a member of the Board and will receive no compensation from the Federal government for their participation in Board activities. Members participating in Board meetings and events may be paid actual travel expenses and per diem when away from their usual places of residence by the Corporation. Individuals who want to be considered for appointment to the Board should submit: 1. Name, title, and personal resume of the individual requesting consideration, including address, email address and phone number; and 2. A brief statement of why the person should be considered for appointment to the Board. This statement should also address the individual’s relevant international travel and tourism marketing experience and indicate clearly the sector or sectors enumerated above in which the individual has the requisite expertise and experience. Individuals who have the requisite expertise and experience in more than one sector can be appointed for only one of those sectors. Appointments of members to the Board will be made by the Secretary of Commerce. 3. An affirmative statement that the applicant is a U.S. citizen and further, is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, is also required. Dated: August 1, 2017. Julie P. Heizer, Deputy Director, National Travel and Tourism Office. [FR Doc. 2017–16486 Filed 8–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing ACTION: E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM Notice of meeting. 04AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 149 (Friday, August 4, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36357-36358]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16455]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-
Brazil CEO Forum

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil 
established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces the 
opportunity for up to twelve individuals for appointment to the U.S. 
Section of the Forum. The three-year term of the incoming members of 
the U.S. Section starts on October 1, 2017, and will expire September 
30, 2020. Nominations received in response to this notice will also be 
considered for on-going appointments to fill any future vacancies that 
may arise before September 30, 2020.

DATES: Applications for immediate consideration should be received no 
later than close of business August 25, 2017. After that date, 
applications will continue to be accepted through September 30, 2020 to 
fill any new vacancies that may arise.

ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Raquel Silva, 
Office of Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
either by email at Raquel.Silva@trade.gov or by mail to U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 30014, Washington, DC 
20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raquel Silva, Office of Latin America 
and the Caribbean, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482-
4157.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce and the Director 
of the National Economic Council, together with the Planalto Casa Civil 
Minister (Presidential Chief of Staff) and the Brazilian Minister of 
Industry, Foreign Trade & Services, co-chair the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum 
(Forum), pursuant to the Terms of Reference signed in March 2007 by the 
U.S. and Brazilian governments, as amended, which set forth the 
objectives and structure of the Forum. The Terms of Reference may be 
viewed at: http://www.trade.gov/ceo-forum/. The Forum, consisting of 
both private and public sector members, brings together leaders of the 
respective business communities of the United States and Brazil to 
discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly ways to strengthen the 
economic and commercial ties between the two countries. The Forum 
consists of the U.S. and Brazilian Government co-chairs and a Committee 
comprised of private sector members. The Committee is composed of two 
Sections, each consisting of approximately ten to twelve members from 
the private sector, representing the views and interests of the private 
sector business community in the United States and Brazil. Each 
government appoints the members to its respective Section. The 
Committee provides joint recommendations to the two governments that 
reflect private sector views, needs and concerns regarding the creation 
of an economic environment in which their respective private sectors 
can partner, thrive and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand 
trade between the United States and Brazil.
    This notice seeks candidates to fill up to twelve positions on the 
U.S. Section of the Forum as well as any future vacancies that may 
arise before September 30, 2020. Each candidate must be the Chief 
Executive Officer or President (or have a comparable level of 
responsibility) of a U.S.-owned or -controlled company that is 
incorporated in and has its main headquarters in the United States and 
that is currently doing business in both Brazil and the United States. 
Each candidate also must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally 
authorized to work in the United States and able to travel to Brazil 
and locations in the United States to attend official Forum meetings as 
well as independent U.S. Section and Committee meetings. In addition, 
the candidate may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign 
Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Evaluation of applications 
for membership in the U.S. Section by eligible individuals will be 
based on the following criteria:

--A demonstrated commitment by the individual's company to the 
Brazilian market either through exports or investment.
--A demonstrated strong interest in Brazil and its economic 
development.
--The ability to offer a broad perspective and business experience to 
the discussions.
--The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the entire 
business community.
--The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which 
the Forum will be active.

    Members will be selected on the basis of who will best carry out 
the objectives of the Forum as stated in the Terms of Reference 
establishing the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The U.S. Section of the Forum 
should also include members that represent a diversity of business 
sectors and geographic locations. To the extent possible, U.S. Section 
members also should represent a cross-section of small, medium, and 
large firms.
    U.S. members will receive no compensation for their participation 
in Forum-related activities. Individual members will be responsible for 
all travel and related expenses associated with their participation in 
the Forum, including attendance at Committee and Section meetings. Only 
appointed members may participate in official Forum meetings; 
substitutes and alternates will not be designated. According to the 
current Terms of Reference, members are normally to serve three-year 
terms, but may be reappointed.
    To be considered for membership, please submit the following 
information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: 
Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; 
name and address of company's headquarters; location of incorporation; 
information that the company is U.S.-owned or U.S.-controlled; size of 
the company; size of company's export trade, investment, and nature of 
operations or interest in Brazil; an affirmative statement that the 
applicant meets all Forum eligibility criteria and is neither 
registered nor required to register as a foreign agent under the 
Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended; and a brief

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statement of why the candidate should be considered, including 
information about the candidate's ability to initiate and be 
responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. 
Applications will be considered as they are received. All candidates 
will be notified of whether they have been selected.

    Dated: July 31, 2017.
Alexander Peacher,
Acting Director for the Office of Latin America & the Caribbean.
[FR Doc. 2017-16455 Filed 8-3-17; 8:45 am]
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