Notice of Charter Renewal of the U.S. Investment Advisory Council and Soliciting Nominations for Members, 29746-29747 [2018-13546]

Download as PDF 29746 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 26, 2018 / Notices presentations will be limited to three minutes or less, but commenters may submit written statements for the record. CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Amy McCormick Driver, at public@csb.gov or (202) 261–7630. Further information about this public meeting can be found on the CSB website at: www.csb.gov. Dated: June 22, 2018. Raymond Porfiri, Deputy General Counsel, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. [FR Doc. 2018–13872 Filed 6–22–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6350–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Charter Renewal of the U.S. Investment Advisory Council and Soliciting Nominations for Members International Trade Administration, Global Markets, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 6, 2018, the Department of Commerce Acting Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration renewed the charter for the United States Investment Advisory Council (Council) for a two-year period, ending April 5, 2020. The Council is a federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: All applications for immediate consideration for appointment must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday, July 27, 2018. After that date, applications will be accepted under this notice for a period of up to two years from the deadline to fill any vacancies that may arise. ADDRESSES: Please submit applications by email to IAC@trade.gov, attention: Steven Meyers, SelectUSA, United States Investment Advisory Council Executive Secretariat, or by mail to Steven Meyers, SelectUSA, United States Investment Advisory Council, Room 30032, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Meyers, Designated Federal Officer, SelectUSA, Room 30032, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–2612 email: IAC@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Investment Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) pursuant to duties imposed by 15 U.S.C. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 1512 upon the Department and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Council functions solely as an advisory committee in accordance with the provisions of FACA. In particular, the Council advises the Secretary on government policies and programs that affect foreign direct investment (FDI), identifies and recommends programs and policies to help the United States attract and retain FDI, and recommends ways to support the United States in remaining the world’s preeminent destination for FDI. The Council acts as a liaison among the stakeholders represented by the membership and provides a forum for the stakeholders on current and emerging issues regarding FDI. The Council reports to the Secretary of Commerce on its activities and recommendations regarding FDI. In creating its reports, the Council is to survey and evaluate the investment and investment-facilitating activities of stakeholders, identify and examine specific problems facing potential foreign investors, and examine the needs of stakeholders to inform the Council’s efforts. The Council is to recommend specific solutions to the problems and needs that it identifies. Each member is to be appointed for a term of two years and serves at the pleasure of the Secretary. The Secretary may at his/her discretion reappoint any member to an additional term or terms, provided that the member proves to work effectively on the Council and his/ her knowledge and advice is still needed. The Council consists of no more than twenty members appointed by the Secretary. Members are to represent companies and organizations investing, seeking to invest, seeking foreign investors, or facilitating investment across many sectors, including but not limited to: • U.S.-incorporated companies that are majority-owned by foreign companies or by a foreign individual or individuals, or that generate significant foreign direct investment (e.g., through their supply chains); • Companies or entities whose business includes FDI-related activities or the facilitation of FDI; and • Economic development organizations and other U.S. governmental and non-governmental organizations and associations whose missions or activities include the promotion or facilitation of FDI. Members are selected based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the Council, in accordance with applicable PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures that the Council is balanced in terms of points of view, industry subsector, organization type, geography of the source and the destination of the FDI, and company size. Members are to represent a broad range of products and services and be drawn from large, medium, and small enterprises, private-sector organizations involved in investment, and other investment-related entities including non-governmental organizations, associations, and economic development organizations. In selecting members, priority may be given to the selection of executives, i.e., Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President, or an officer with a comparable level of responsibility. Members serve in a representative capacity, representing the views and interests of their sponsoring entity and those of their particular sector (if applicable). Members are not special government employees and will receive no compensation for their participation in Council activities. Members will not be reimbursed for travel expenses related to Council activities. Appointments to the Council shall be made without regard to political affiliation. All members must be a U.S. national. The Secretary designates a Chair and Vice Chair from among the members. The Council will meet a minimum of two times a year, to the extent practical, with additional meetings called at the discretion of the Secretary or his/her designee. Meetings will be held in Washington, DC or elsewhere in the United States, or by teleconference, as feasible. Members are expected to attend a majority of Council meetings. To be considered for membership, submit the following information by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 27, 2018 to the email address listed in the ADDRESSES section: 1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration. 2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on the sponsoring entity’s letterhead containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be considered for membership on the Council. This sponsor letter should also address the applicant’s experience and leadership related to foreign direct investment. 3. The applicant’s personal resume and short bio (less than 300 words). 4. An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all eligibility criteria, including an affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 26, 2018 / Notices 5. Information regarding the ownership and control of the sponsoring entity, including the stock holdings as appropriate. 6. The sponsoring entity’s size, place of incorporation, product or service line, major markets in which the entity operates, and the entity’s export or import experience. 7. A profile of the entity’s foreign direct investment activities, including investment activities, investment plans, investment-facilitation activities, or other foreign direct investment activities. 8. Brief statement describing how the applicant will contribute to the work of the Council based on his or her unique experience and perspective (not to exceed 100 words). 9. All relevant contact information, including mailing address, fax, email, phone number, and support staff information where relevant. Anthony Diaz, Program Analyst, Global Markets, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–13546 Filed 6–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–929] Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 16, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the People’s Republic of China (China). Based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies, we are now rescinding this administrative review for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, with respect to 191 companies. DATES: Applicable June 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or John Anwesen, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5973 or (202) 482–0131, respectively. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 26, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China.1 On February 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China for the period of review February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.2 On February 28, 2018, Tokai Carbon GE LLC (the petitioner) 3 requested an administrative review of the order for 192 producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise, including Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.4 In addition, on February 28, 2018, producer and exporter Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. requested a review of itself.5 On April 16, 2018, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China with respect to 193 companies.6 On May 4, 2018, the petitioner withdrew its administrative review request for 191 out of the 192 companies for which it requested a review.7 See the Initiation Notice for the full list of companies for which Commerce initiated a review. 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China, 74 FR 8775 (February 26, 2009). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 4639 (February 1, 2018). 3 Formerly, SGL Carbon LLC and Superior Graphite Co. 4 See the petitioner’s submission, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China—Request for Initiation of Antidumping Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2018. The petitioner’s review request included Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. (emphasis added). 5 See Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.’s, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China: Request for an Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2018. For purposes of this review, we are treating Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. and Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. as the same respondent company. 6 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 16298 (April 16, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 7 See the petitioner’s submission, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China—Petitioner’s Withdrawal of Certain Requests for Review,’’ dated May 4, 2018. The petitioner withdrew its review request with respect to all companies except for Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29747 Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, the petitioner timely withdrew its review request, in part, by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order for the companies for which the petitioner withdrew its review request. Therefore, we are rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, with respect to the 191 companies for which all review requests were withdrawn. The review will continue only with respect to the remaining company Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd, aka Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.8 Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed on the subject merchandise at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could 8 In a prior administrative review of electrodes from China, we found that Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. is the same entity as Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. See, e.g., Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 77 FR 40854, 40856 n.3 (July 11, 2012). Consistent with this determination, and in the absence thus far of contrary evidence, we are treating these companies as the same entity. See also Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes form the People’s Republic of China—Respondent Selection,’’ dated May 15, 2018. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Charter Renewal of the U.S. Investment Advisory Council 
and Soliciting Nominations for Members

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

SUMMARY: On April 6, 2018, the Department of Commerce Acting Chief 
Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration renewed 
the charter for the United States Investment Advisory Council (Council) 
for a two-year period, ending April 5, 2020. The Council is a federal 
advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

DATES: All applications for immediate consideration for appointment 
must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday, 
July 27, 2018. After that date, applications will be accepted under 
this notice for a period of up to two years from the deadline to fill 
any vacancies that may arise.

ADDRESSES: Please submit applications by email to [email protected], 
attention: Steven Meyers, SelectUSA, United States Investment Advisory 
Council Executive Secretariat, or by mail to Steven Meyers, SelectUSA, 
United States Investment Advisory Council, Room 30032, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Meyers, Designated Federal 
Officer, SelectUSA, Room 30032, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202-482-2612 email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Investment Advisory 
Council (Council) was established by the Secretary of Commerce 
(Secretary) pursuant to duties imposed by 15 U.S.C. 1512 upon the 
Department and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
    The Council functions solely as an advisory committee in accordance 
with the provisions of FACA. In particular, the Council advises the 
Secretary on government policies and programs that affect foreign 
direct investment (FDI), identifies and recommends programs and 
policies to help the United States attract and retain FDI, and 
recommends ways to support the United States in remaining the world's 
preeminent destination for FDI. The Council acts as a liaison among the 
stakeholders represented by the membership and provides a forum for the 
stakeholders on current and emerging issues regarding FDI.
    The Council reports to the Secretary of Commerce on its activities 
and recommendations regarding FDI. In creating its reports, the Council 
is to survey and evaluate the investment and investment-facilitating 
activities of stakeholders, identify and examine specific problems 
facing potential foreign investors, and examine the needs of 
stakeholders to inform the Council's efforts. The Council is to 
recommend specific solutions to the problems and needs that it 
identifies.
    Each member is to be appointed for a term of two years and serves 
at the pleasure of the Secretary. The Secretary may at his/her 
discretion reappoint any member to an additional term or terms, 
provided that the member proves to work effectively on the Council and 
his/her knowledge and advice is still needed.
    The Council consists of no more than twenty members appointed by 
the Secretary. Members are to represent companies and organizations 
investing, seeking to invest, seeking foreign investors, or 
facilitating investment across many sectors, including but not limited 
to:
     U.S.-incorporated companies that are majority-owned by 
foreign companies or by a foreign individual or individuals, or that 
generate significant foreign direct investment (e.g., through their 
supply chains);
     Companies or entities whose business includes FDI-related 
activities or the facilitation of FDI; and
     Economic development organizations and other U.S. 
governmental and non-governmental organizations and associations whose 
missions or activities include the promotion or facilitation of FDI.
    Members are selected based on their ability to carry out the 
objectives of the Council, in accordance with applicable Department of 
Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures that the Council is 
balanced in terms of points of view, industry subsector, organization 
type, geography of the source and the destination of the FDI, and 
company size. Members are to represent a broad range of products and 
services and be drawn from large, medium, and small enterprises, 
private-sector organizations involved in investment, and other 
investment-related entities including non-governmental organizations, 
associations, and economic development organizations.
    In selecting members, priority may be given to the selection of 
executives, i.e., Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, 
President, or an officer with a comparable level of responsibility. 
Members serve in a representative capacity, representing the views and 
interests of their sponsoring entity and those of their particular 
sector (if applicable). Members are not special government employees 
and will receive no compensation for their participation in Council 
activities. Members will not be reimbursed for travel expenses related 
to Council activities. Appointments to the Council shall be made 
without regard to political affiliation. All members must be a U.S. 
national.
    The Secretary designates a Chair and Vice Chair from among the 
members. The Council will meet a minimum of two times a year, to the 
extent practical, with additional meetings called at the discretion of 
the Secretary or his/her designee. Meetings will be held in Washington, 
DC or elsewhere in the United States, or by teleconference, as 
feasible. Members are expected to attend a majority of Council 
meetings.
    To be considered for membership, submit the following information 
by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 27, 2018 to the email address listed 
in the ADDRESSES section:
    1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration.
    2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on the sponsoring entity's 
letterhead containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be 
considered for membership on the Council. This sponsor letter should 
also address the applicant's experience and leadership related to 
foreign direct investment.
    3. The applicant's personal resume and short bio (less than 300 
words).
    4. An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all 
eligibility criteria, including an affirmative statement that the 
applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the 
Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.

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    5. Information regarding the ownership and control of the 
sponsoring entity, including the stock holdings as appropriate.
    6. The sponsoring entity's size, place of incorporation, product or 
service line, major markets in which the entity operates, and the 
entity's export or import experience.
    7. A profile of the entity's foreign direct investment activities, 
including investment activities, investment plans, investment-
facilitation activities, or other foreign direct investment activities.
    8. Brief statement describing how the applicant will contribute to 
the work of the Council based on his or her unique experience and 
perspective (not to exceed 100 words).
    9. All relevant contact information, including mailing address, 
fax, email, phone number, and support staff information where relevant.

Anthony Diaz,
Program Analyst, Global Markets, International Trade Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-13546 Filed 6-25-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P