Notice of Charter Renewal of the U.S. Investment Advisory Council and Soliciting Nominations for Members, 16641-16643 [2019-07986]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 77 / Monday, April 22, 2019 / Notices drive-through racks. While steel racks may be made to ANSI MH16.l or ANSI MH16.3 standards, all steel racks and parts thereof meeting the description set out herein are covered by the scope of this investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular standard. The scope includes all steel racks and parts thereof meeting the description above, regardless of (1) other dimensions, weight, or load rating; (2) vertical components or frame type (including structural, roll-form, or other); (3) horizontal support or beam/brace type (including but not limited to structural, rollform, slotted, unslotted, Z-beam, C-beam, Lbeam, step beam, and cantilever beam); (4) number of supports; (5) number of levels; (6) surface coating, if any (including but not limited to paint, epoxy, powder coating, zinc, or other metallic coatings); (7) rack shape (including but not limited to rectangular, square, corner, and cantilever); (8) the method by which the vertical and horizontal supports connect (including but not limited to locking tabs or slots, bolting, clamping, and welding); and (9) whether or not the steel rack has moving components (including but not limited to rails, wheels, rollers, tracks, channels, carts, and conveyors). Subject merchandise includes merchandise matching the above description that has been finished or packaged in a third country. Finishing includes, but is not limited to, coating, painting, or assembly, including attaching the merchandise to another product, or any other finishing or assembly operation that would not remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the steel racks and parts thereof. Packaging includes packaging the merchandise with or without another product or any other packaging operation that would not remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the steel racks and parts thereof. Steel racks and parts thereof are included in the scope of this investigation whether or not imported attached to, or included with, other parts or accessories such as wire decking, nuts, and bolts. If steel racks and parts thereof are imported attached to, or included with, such non-subject merchandise, only the steel racks and parts thereof are included in the scope. The scope of this investigation does not cover: (1) Decks, i.e., shelving that sits on or fits into the horizontal supports to provide the horizontal storage surface of the steel racks; (2) wire shelving units, i.e., units made from wire that incorporate both a wire deck and wire horizontal supports (taking the place of the horizontal beams and braces) into a single piece with tubular collars that slide over the posts and onto plastic sleeves snapped on the posts to create a finished unit; (3) pins, nuts, bolts, washers, and clips used as connecting devices; and (4) non-steel components. Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation are any products covered VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 by Commerce’s existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale from the People’s Republic of China. See Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 63,741 (October 21, 2017); Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 63,745 (October 21, 2017). Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are bulk-packed parts or components of boltless steel shelving units that were specifically excluded from the scope of the Boltless Steel Shelving Orders because such bulk-packed parts or components do not contain the steel vertical supports (i.e., uprights and posts) and steel horizontal supports (i.e., beams, braces) packaged together for assembly into a completed boltless steel shelving unit. Such excluded components of boltless steel shelving are defined as: (1) Boltless horizontal supports (beams, braces) that have each of the following characteristics: (a) A length of 95 inches or less, (b) made from steel that has a thickness of 0.068 inches or less, and (c) a weight capacity that does not exceed 2500 lbs per pair of beams for beams that are 78″ or shorter, a weight capacity that does not exceed 2200 lbs per pair of beams for beams that are over 78″ long but not longer than 90″, and/or a weight capacity that does not exceed 1800 lbs per pair of beams for beams that are longer than 90″; (2) shelf supports that mate with the aforementioned horizontal supports; and (3) boltless vertical supports (upright welded frames and posts) that have each of the following characteristics: (a) A length of 95 inches or less, (b) with no face that exceeds 2.90 inches wide, and (c) made from steel that has a thickness of 0.065 inches or less. Excluded from the scope of this investigation are: (1) Wall-mounted shelving and racks, defined as shelving and racks that suspend all of the load from the wall, and do not stand on, or transfer load to, the floor; (2) ceiling-mounted shelving and racks, defined as shelving and racks that suspend all of the load from the ceiling and do not stand on, or transfer load to, the floor; and (3) wall/ ceiling mounted shelving and racks, defined as shelving and racks that suspend the load from the ceiling and the wall and do not stand on, or transfer load to, the floor. The addition of a wall or ceiling bracket or other device to attach otherwise subject merchandise to a wall or ceiling does not meet the terms of this exclusion. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation is scaffolding that complies with ANSI/ASSE A10.8—2011—Scaffolding Safety Requirements, CAN/CSA S269.2–M87 (Reaffirmed 2003)—Access Scaffolding for Construction Purposes, and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations at 29 CFR part 1926 subpart L—Scaffolds. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are tubular racks such as garment racks and drying racks, i.e., racks in which the load bearing vertical and PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16641 horizontal steel members consist solely of: (1) Round tubes that are no more than two inches in diameter; (2) round rods that are no more than two inches in diameter; (3) other tubular shapes that have both an overall height of no more than two inches and an overall width of no more than two inches; and/or (4) wire. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are portable tier racks. Portable tier racks must meet each of the following criteria to qualify for this exclusion: (1) They are freestanding, portable assemblies with a fully welded base and four freely inserted and easily removable corner posts; (2) They are assembled without the use of bolts, braces, anchors, brackets, clips, attachments, or connectors; (3) One assembly may be stacked on top of another without applying any additional load to the product being stored on each assembly, but individual portable tier racks are not securely attached to one another to provide interaction or interdependence; and (4) The assemblies have no mechanism (e.g., a welded foot plate with bolt holes) for anchoring the assembly to the ground. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are accessories that are independently bolted to the floor and not attached to the rack system itself, i.e., column protectors, corner guards, bollards, and end row and end of aisle protectors. Merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under the following subheadings: 7326.90.8688, 9403.20.0080, and 9403.90.8041. Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 7308.90.3000, 7308.90.6000, 7308.90.9590, and 9403.20.0090. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–08004 Filed 4–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–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. ACTION: Notice of charter renewal of the U.S. Investment Advisory Council and soliciting nominations for members. AGENCY: 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) ending April 5, 2020. The Council is a federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 16642 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 77 / Monday, April 22, 2019 / Notices All applications for immediate consideration for appointment must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 6, 2019. 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. Note: If you applied for the IAC based on the original Federal Register Notice posted in April, your application remains valid and you DO NOT NEED to re-apply. 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 30011, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Meyers, Designated Federal Officer, SelectUSA, Room 30011, 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. 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 businesses engaging in foreign direct investment (FDI), the expansion of domestic operations, or the transferring of operations to the United States from overseas. The IAC identifies and recommends programs and policies to help the United States attract and retain business investment and recommends ways to support the United States in remaining the world’s preeminent investment destination. The Council acts as a liaison among the stakeholders represented by the membership and provides a forum for the stakeholders to provide feedback on current and emerging issues regarding FDI and business expansion. The Council reports to the Secretary of Commerce on its activities and recommendations regarding FDI and business investment. In creating its reports, the Council is to survey and evaluate the investment and investmentfacilitating activities of stakeholders, identify and examine specific problems facing potential business investors, and examine the needs of stakeholders to amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 forty (40) 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 • U.S. incorporated companies, regardless of ownership, that are considering expanding their operations in the United States or transferring to the United States operations that are currently being conducted overseas; • Economic development organizations and other U.S. governmental and non-governmental organizations and associations whose missions or activities include the promotion or facilitation of business investment and/or FDI. All members must be a U.S. national. Members shall be selected based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the IAC, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures that the IAC is balanced in terms of points of view, industry sector or subsector, and organizational type. Members shall also represent a broad range of products and services and shall be drawn from large, medium, and small enterprises, private-sector organizations that have invested or are considering investing in the United States, and other investment-related entities, including non-governmental organizations, associations, and economic development organizations. For members selected on the basis of their involvement in FDI and FDIrelated activities, the IAC should also be balanced in terms of the geographic sources and destinations of the FDI and the volume and nature of FDI involved. For members selected on the basis of PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 their interest in expanding their operations in, or transferring operations to the United States, the IAC should also be balanced in terms of the size and nature of the operations under consideration for expansion or transfer. 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), and they are, therefore, not Special Government Employees. Members will receive no compensation for their participation and 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 May 6, 2019 to the email address listed in the ADDRESSES section: 1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration. 2. A sponsor letter 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 be written by an individual senior to the applicant and address the applicant’s experience and leadership related to foreign direct investment or business expansion. The letter can also come from a source outside the company, preferably from someone whose business is related to the applicants, and also in a senior position. 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. 5. Information regarding the ownership and control of the sponsoring entity, including the stock holdings as appropriate. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 77 / Monday, April 22, 2019 / Notices 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 or expansion activities, including investment activities, investment plans, investmentfacilitation 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. 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act). Commerce properly intends to publish the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues addressed in any case or rebuttal brief, no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results, unless extended.1 This notice serves as a correction notice. Note: If you applied for the IAC based on the original Federal Register Notice posted in April, your application remains valid and you DO NOT NEED to re-apply. International Trade Administration Anthony Diaz, Program Analyst, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–07986 Filed 4–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P International Trade Administration [A–821–809] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Russian Federation: Correction to the Preliminary Results of the 2016–2017 Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John McGowan or Joshua DeMoss, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3019 or (202) 482–3362, respectively. AGENCY: On February 19, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the 2016–2017 administrative review of the antidumping duty order for certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products from the Russian Federation. Commerce inadvertently stated it intended to issue the final results of this administrative review no later than 90 days after the date these preliminary results of review were issued, pursuant to section amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 [FR Doc. 2019–08003 Filed 4–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [A–570–090] Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter (certain steel wheels) from the People’s Republic of China (China) are being sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 15, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. DATES: Applicable April 22, 2019. Kyle Clahane or Charles Doss, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5449 or (202) 482–4474, respectively. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) 1 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act; 19 CFR 351.213(h); see also Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 84 FR 4776 (February 19, 2019). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16643 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). We published the notice of initiation of this investigation on September 5, 2018.1 We exercised our discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.2 On February 6, 2019, we postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now April 15, 2019.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter from China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,5 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product 1 See Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 83 FR 45095 (September 5, 2018) (Initiation Notice) and accompanying Initiation Checklist. 2 See memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. 3 See Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 84 FR 2169 (February 6, 2019). 4 See memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less Than Fair Value Investigation of Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 5 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 77 (Monday, April 22, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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.

ACTION: Notice of charter renewal of the U.S. Investment Advisory 
Council and soliciting nominations for members.

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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) 
ending April 5, 2020. The Council is a federal advisory committee under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

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DATES: All applications for immediate consideration for appointment 
must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 6, 
2019. 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. Note: If you applied for the IAC based on the original 
Federal Register Notice posted in April, your application remains valid 
and you DO NOT NEED to re-apply.

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 30011, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Meyers, Designated Federal 
Officer, SelectUSA, Room 30011, 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 businesses 
engaging in foreign direct investment (FDI), the expansion of domestic 
operations, or the transferring of operations to the United States from 
overseas. The IAC identifies and recommends programs and policies to 
help the United States attract and retain business investment and 
recommends ways to support the United States in remaining the world's 
preeminent investment destination. The Council acts as a liaison among 
the stakeholders represented by the membership and provides a forum for 
the stakeholders to provide feedback on current and emerging issues 
regarding FDI and business expansion.
    The Council reports to the Secretary of Commerce on its activities 
and recommendations regarding FDI and business investment. 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 business 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 forty (40) 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
     U.S. incorporated companies, regardless of ownership, that 
are considering expanding their operations in the United States or 
transferring to the United States operations that are currently being 
conducted overseas;
     Economic development organizations and other U.S. 
governmental and non-governmental organizations and associations whose 
missions or activities include the promotion or facilitation of 
business investment and/or FDI.
    All members must be a U.S. national. Members shall be selected 
based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the IAC, in 
accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, in a 
manner that ensures that the IAC is balanced in terms of points of 
view, industry sector or subsector, and organizational type. Members 
shall also represent a broad range of products and services and shall 
be drawn from large, medium, and small enterprises, private-sector 
organizations that have invested or are considering investing in the 
United States, and other investment-related entities, including non-
governmental organizations, associations, and economic development 
organizations.
    For members selected on the basis of their involvement in FDI and 
FDI-related activities, the IAC should also be balanced in terms of the 
geographic sources and destinations of the FDI and the volume and 
nature of FDI involved. For members selected on the basis of their 
interest in expanding their operations in, or transferring operations 
to the United States, the IAC should also be balanced in terms of the 
size and nature of the operations under consideration for expansion or 
transfer.
    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), and they are, therefore, not Special Government 
Employees. Members will receive no compensation for their participation 
and 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 May 6, 2019 to the email address listed in the 
ADDRESSES section:
    1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration.
    2. A sponsor letter 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 be written by 
an individual senior to the applicant and address the applicant's 
experience and leadership related to foreign direct investment or 
business expansion. The letter can also come from a source outside the 
company, preferably from someone whose business is related to the 
applicants, and also in a senior position.
    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.
    5. Information regarding the ownership and control of the 
sponsoring entity, including the stock holdings as appropriate.

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    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 or expansion 
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.

    Note: If you applied for the IAC based on the original Federal 
Register Notice posted in April, your application remains valid and 
you DO NOT NEED to re-apply.


Anthony Diaz,
Program Analyst, International Trade Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-07986 Filed 4-19-19; 8:45 am]
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