Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Solicitation of Nominations for Membership, 58592-58593 [2017-26897]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 58592 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / Notices FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on December 5, 2017. Aker already has authority for the production of undersea umbilicals within Site 7 of FTZ 82. The current request would add finished products and foreign status materials/components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreignstatus materials/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 Aker from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below and in the existing scope of authority, Aker would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Steel tube flying leads; hydraulic flying leads; cobra head terminations; umbilical termination assemblies; subsea distribution assemblies; mud mat assemblies; and, integrated controls jumpers/hydraulic bridge jumpers (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 3.7%). Aker would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Super duplex steel tubes; electrical cables exceeding 1000V; electrical cables exceeding 600V; fiber optic cables; rotary disc valves; valve bodies, bonnets, gates, seats, stems, non-elastomeric seals, elastomeric seals and fastener hardware for rotary disc valves; clamp connector assemblies; inboard hub forgings of low alloy steel; inboard hub flanges of low alloy steel; outboard hub forgings of low alloy steel; hub retainer flanges of low alloy steel; pressure cap forgings of low alloy steel; rotary gate valves; hydraulic gate valves; vertical connection system guide cone weldments; left/right retainer ring elements for clamp connector assemblies; and, top ring elements for clamp connector assemblies (duty rate ranges from dutyfree to 5.3%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is January 22, 2018. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Dec 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth. Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: December 6, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26848 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 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 for the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (‘‘The Committee’’). The Committee was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee was first chartered on November 21, 2011, and subsequently renewed on November 20, 2013, and November 17, 2015. The Department of Commerce most recently renewed the Committee for another two-year term beginning on November 16, 2017. The Committee has functioned effectively, and the Department has an on-going need for consensus advice regarding U.S. supply chain competitiveness. 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 for the newlyrechartered Committee. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applications for immediate consideration for appointment must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT on January 12, 2018. After that date, the Department of Commerce will continue to accept applications to fill any vacancies that may arise during the charter period. 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 website 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 positions on the Committee for the 2017–2019 charter term, and will continue to accept nominations under this notice on an ongoing 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 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / Notices 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 rail, trucking, airport, energy, logistics and freight forwarding, infrastructure financing, and big data analysis sectors are encouraged to apply. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Dec 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 (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: (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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58593 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, and must be received on or before January 12, 2018. Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified. Dated: December 7, 2017. Maureen Smith, Director, Office of Supply Chain and Professional & Business Services. [FR Doc. 2017–26897 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Technology Advisory Committee Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on January 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting in the Conference Center at the CFTC’s Washington, DC, headquarters. At this meeting, the TAC will: (1) Discuss the scope, plan, and approach for the Committee’s efforts in 2018; (2) explore timely topics and issues involving financial technology in CFTC regulated markets, potentially including blockchain/DLT, data standardization and analytics, algorithmic trading, virtual currencies, cybersecurity, and RegTech; and (3) identify work streams and/or subcommittee groups that can help generate actionable recommendations to the Commission on select issues. DATES: The meeting will be held on January 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Members of the public who wish to submit written statements in connection with the meeting should submit them by January 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in the Conference Center at the CFTC’s headquarters, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. Written statements should be submitted by mail to: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581, attention: Office of the Secretary; or by electronic mail to: secretary@cftc.gov. Please use the title ‘‘Technology Advisory Committee’’ in any written statement you submit. Any statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on the CFTC website, http:// www.cftc.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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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 for the Advisory Committee on Supply 
Chain Competitiveness (``The Committee''). The Committee was 
established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee was 
first chartered on November 21, 2011, and subsequently renewed on 
November 20, 2013, and November 17, 2015. The Department of Commerce 
most recently renewed the Committee for another two-year term beginning 
on November 16, 2017. The Committee has functioned effectively, and the 
Department has an on-going need for consensus advice regarding U.S. 
supply chain competitiveness. 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 for the newly-
rechartered Committee.

DATES: Applications for immediate consideration for appointment must be 
received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT on January 12, 2018. After that 
date, the Department of Commerce will continue to accept applications 
to fill any vacancies that may arise during the charter period.

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: [email protected].

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: [email protected]. Please visit the Advisory 
Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness website 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 positions on the Committee for the 2017-2019 
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 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

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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 rail, 
trucking, airport, energy, logistics and freight forwarding, 
infrastructure financing, and big data analysis sectors are encouraged 
to apply.
    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:
    (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 [email protected], 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 January 12, 2018. Nominees 
selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified.

    Dated: December 7, 2017.
Maureen Smith,
Director, Office of Supply Chain and Professional & Business Services.
[FR Doc. 2017-26897 Filed 12-12-17; 8:45 am]
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