Committee Member Nominations Sought Notice; Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs, 56320-56321 [2017-25629]

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ACTION: Notice of open nominations for veteran small business owners and veteran service organization representatives for the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs and the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. AGENCY: The U.S. Small Business Administration seeks member nominations from veteran owned small businesses and veteran service organizations to serve on the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs and member nominations from veteran service organizations and military service organizations to serve on the Interagency Task Force for Veterans Small Business Development. DATES: Nomination applications due by 11:59 p.m. (EST), December 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send nominations to veteransbusiness@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeks member nominations from veteran owned small businesses and veteran service organizations (VSO) to serve on the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA). The SBA also seeks member nominations from two VSO or Military Service Organizations (MSO) to serve on the Interagency Task Force for Veterans Small Business Development (IATF). Additional Information: Nominations of eligible representatives must be sent SUMMARY: 5 Id. 6 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(31). E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / Notices ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES via email to veteransbusiness@sba.gov. The submission deadline for nominations is December 15, 2017. Submissions should include the following information: • Name and contact information of the individual • Name and contact information of represented organization • Federal Committee that nominee is interested in serving on, stated clearly • If VSO or MSO nomination, include a description of how the organization supports veteran and service-disabled owned small business issues • If nominee is a member of a local chapter of VSO, a national-level endorsement letter from the VSO is required The SBA Administrator will appoint individuals who will serve on the ACVBA for a period of three years and, on the IATF, for a period of two years. The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999—Public Law 106–50—established the ACVBA to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations on veteran owned small business opportunities. Through an annual report, the ACVBA reports to the SBA Administrator, SBA’s Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development, the Congress, the President, and other U.S. policy makers. The ACVBA is comprised of 15 members—eight members represent veteran owned small business and seven members represent veteran service or military organizations. The Interagency Task Force for Small Business Development (Task Force) was established February 14, 2008 by Public Law 110–186 and executed by Executive Order. The Task Force is chaired by the SBA and is comprised of representatives appointed by SBA’s Administrator from: SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Treasury (Treasury), the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and four representatives from veterans service organizations and/or military service organizations. Additional information for the ACVBA and IATF and SBA resources for veteran owned small business is located at www.sba.gov/ovbd. On Aug. 13, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published revised guidance, in the Federal Register, on individuals who are not eligible to serve on federal advisory committees. In accordance with OMB guidance, the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Nov 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 President directed agencies and departments in the Executive Branch not to appoint or re-appoint federally registered lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions. Dated: November 21, 2017. Richard W. Kingan, SBA Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25629 Filed 11–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10215] Notice of Preparation and Request for Input for the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement Work Program Notice of preparation of the 2018–2020 United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement Work Program and request for comments. ACTION: The U.S. Department of State is providing notice that the United States and Chile intend to establish a 2018–2020 Work Program pursuant to the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). 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The Commission signed the 2015–2017 Work Program, which built on previous successes and identified activities to achieve the long-term goals of: (1) Strengthening effective implementation and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations; (2) encouraging development and adoption of sound environmental practices and technologies, particularly in business enterprises; (3) promoting sustainable development and management of environmental resources, including wild fauna and flora, protected wild areas, and other ecologically important ecosystems; and (4) encouraging civil society participation in the environmental decision-making process and environmental education. We encourage submitters to refer to: (1) The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Environment Chapter; (2) the United States-Chile ECA; and (3) the United States-Chile 2015–2017 ECA Work Program. Documents are available at: • Chapter 19 of the United StatesChile FTA, https://ustr.gov/sites/ default/files/uploads/agreements/fta/ chile/asset_upload_file482_4013.pdf. • United States-Chile ECA and the 2015–2017 Work Program, https:// www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/chile/ index.htm. These and other useful documents are available at: https://ustr.gov/tradeagreements/free-trade-agreements/chilefta and at https://www.state.gov/e/oes/ eqt/trade/chile/index.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Carol Volk, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–25681 Filed 11–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Committee Member Nominations Sought Notice; Advisory Committee on 
Veterans Business Affairs

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION: Notice of open nominations for veteran small business owners 
and veteran service organization representatives for the Advisory 
Committee on Veterans Business Affairs and the Interagency Task Force 
on Veterans Small Business Development.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration seeks member 
nominations from veteran owned small businesses and veteran service 
organizations to serve on the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business 
Affairs and member nominations from veteran service organizations and 
military service organizations to serve on the Interagency Task Force 
for Veterans Small Business Development.

DATES: Nomination applications due by 11:59 p.m. (EST), December 15, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Send nominations to veteransbusiness@sba.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 
seeks member nominations from veteran owned small businesses and 
veteran service organizations (VSO) to serve on the Advisory Committee 
on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA). The SBA also seeks member 
nominations from two VSO or Military Service Organizations (MSO) to 
serve on the Interagency Task Force for Veterans Small Business 
Development (IATF).
    Additional Information: Nominations of eligible representatives 
must be sent

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via email to veteransbusiness@sba.gov. The submission deadline for 
nominations is December 15, 2017. Submissions should include the 
following information:

 Name and contact information of the individual
 Name and contact information of represented organization
 Federal Committee that nominee is interested in serving on, 
stated clearly
 If VSO or MSO nomination, include a description of how the 
organization supports veteran and service-disabled owned small business 
issues
 If nominee is a member of a local chapter of VSO, a national-
level endorsement letter from the VSO is required

    The SBA Administrator will appoint individuals who will serve on 
the ACVBA for a period of three years and, on the IATF, for a period of 
two years.
    The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 
1999--Public Law 106-50--established the ACVBA to serve as an 
independent source of advice and policy recommendations on veteran 
owned small business opportunities. Through an annual report, the ACVBA 
reports to the SBA Administrator, SBA's Associate Administrator for 
Veterans Business Development, the Congress, the President, and other 
U.S. policy makers. The ACVBA is comprised of 15 members--eight members 
represent veteran owned small business and seven members represent 
veteran service or military organizations.
    The Interagency Task Force for Small Business Development (Task 
Force) was established February 14, 2008 by Public Law 110-186 and 
executed by Executive Order. The Task Force is chaired by the SBA and 
is comprised of representatives appointed by SBA's Administrator from: 
SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD), the Department of 
Defense (DoD), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of 
Treasury (Treasury), the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), the 
General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), and four representatives from veterans service 
organizations and/or military service organizations.
    Additional information for the ACVBA and IATF and SBA resources for 
veteran owned small business is located at www.sba.gov/ovbd. On Aug. 
13, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published revised 
guidance, in the Federal Register, on individuals who are not eligible 
to serve on federal advisory committees. In accordance with OMB 
guidance, the President directed agencies and departments in the 
Executive Branch not to appoint or re-appoint federally registered 
lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions.

    Dated: November 21, 2017.
Richard W. Kingan,
SBA Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-25629 Filed 11-27-17; 8:45 am]
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