District Export Council Nomination Opportunity, 32414-32415 [2019-14477]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 32414 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 130 / Monday, July 8, 2019 / Notices provided notice and an opportunity for Tepper to make a written submission to BIS, as provided in Section 766.25 of the Regulations. BIS has received a twopage submission from Tepper. Based upon my review of the record, including Tepper’s submission and the facts available to BIS, and my consultations with BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement, including its Director, I have decided to deny Tepper’s export privileges under the Regulations for a period of 10 years from the date of Tepper’s conviction. I have also decided to revoke all BIS-issued licenses in which Tepper had an interest at the time of his conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered: First, from the date of this Order until August 3, 2028, Olaf Tepper with a last known address of Inmate Number: 25093–052, Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution, 555 Geo Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866, and when acting for or on his behalf, his successors, assigns, employees, agents or representatives (‘‘the Denied Person’’), may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, license exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or engaging in any other activity subject to the Regulations; or C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or from any other activity subject to the Regulations. Second, no person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item subject to the Regulations; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:44 Jul 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to Tepper by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business may also be made subject to the provisions of this Order in order to prevent evasion of this Order. Fourth, in accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, Tepper may file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of the Regulations. Fifth, a copy of this Order shall be delivered to Tepper and shall be published in the Federal Register. Sixth, this Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until August 3, 2028. Issued this 28th day of June, 2019. Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2019–14434 Filed 7–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration District Export Council Nomination Opportunity International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of opportunity for appointment to serve as a District Export Council member. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking nominations of individuals for consideration for appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to serve as members of one of the 61 District Export Councils (DECs) nationwide. DECs are closely affiliated with the U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS), and play a key role in the planning and coordination of export activities in their communities. DATES: Nominations for individuals to a DEC must be received by the local USEAC Director by 5:00 p.m. local time on August 10, 2019. ADDRESSES: Contact the Director of your local USEAC for information on how to submit your nomination on-line. You may identify your local USEAC by entering your zip code online at http:// export.gov/usoffices/index.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please use the information listed in the ADDRESSES section to contact the Director of your local USEAC for more information on DECs and the nomination process. For general program information, contact Laura Barmby, National DEC Liaison, US&FCS, at (202) 482–2675. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: District Export Councils support the mission of US&FCS by facilitating the development of an effective local export assistance network, supporting the expansion of export opportunities for local U.S. companies, serving as a communication link between the business community and US&FCS, and assisting in coordinating the activities of trade assistance partners to leverage available resources. Individuals appointed to a DEC become part of a select corps of trade professionals dedicated to providing international trade leadership and guidance to the local business community and assistance to the Department of Commerce on export development issues. Nomination Process: Each DEC has a maximum membership of 35. Approximately half of the positions are open on each DEC for the four-year term SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 130 / Monday, July 8, 2019 / Notices that begins on January 1, 2020, and runs through December 31, 2023. All potential nominees must complete an online nomination form and consent to sharing of the information on that form with the DEC Executive Committee for its consideration, and consent, if appointed, to sharing of their contact information with other agencies and organizations with a focus on trade. Eligibility and Appointment Criteria: Appointment is based upon an individual’s international trade leadership in the local community, ability to influence the local environment for exporting, knowledge of day-to-day international operations, interest in export development, and willingness and ability to devote time to DEC activities. Members must be employed as exporters or export service providers or in a profession which supports U.S. export promotion efforts. Members include exporters, export service providers and others whose profession supports U.S. export promotion efforts. DEC member appointments are made without regard to political affiliation. DEC membership is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States. As representatives of the local exporting community, DEC members must reside in, or conduct the majority of their work in, the territory that the DEC covers. DEC membership is not open to federal government employees. Individuals representing foreign governments, including individuals registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, must disclose such representation and may be disqualified if the Department determines that such representation is likely to impact the ability to carry out the duties of a DEC member or raise an appearance issue for the Department. Selection Process: Nominations of individuals who have applied for DEC membership will be forwarded to the local USEAC Director for the respective DEC for that Director’s consideration. The local USEAC Director ensures that all nominees meet the membership criteria outlined below. The local USEAC Director then, in consultation with the local DEC Executive Committee, evaluates all nominations to determine their interest, commitment, and qualifications. In reviewing nominations, the local USEAC Director strives to ensure a balance among exporters from a manufacturing or service industry and export service providers. A fair representation should be considered from companies and organizations that support exporters, representatives of local and state government, and trade organizations VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:44 Jul 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 and associations. Membership should reflect the diversity of the local business community, encompass a broad range of businesses and industry sectors, and be distributed geographically across the DEC service area. For current DEC members seeking reappointment, the local USEAC Director, in consultation with the DEC Executive Committee, also carefully considers the nominee’s activity level during the previous term and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other DEC members and US&FCS staff. As appointees of the Secretary of Commerce in high-profile positions, though volunteers, DEC members are expected to actively participate in the DEC and support the work of local US&FCS offices. Those that do not support the work of the office or do not actively participate in DEC activities will not be considered for renomination. The Executive Secretary determines which nominees to forward to the US&FCS Office of U.S. Field for further consideration for recommendation to the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the local DEC Executive Committee. A candidate’s background and character are pertinent to determining suitability and eligibility for DEC membership. Since DEC appointments are made by the Secretary, the Department must make a suitability determination for all DEC nominees. After completion of a vetting process, the Secretary selects nominees for appointment to local DECs. DEC members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Commerce. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1512 and 4721. Anthony Diaz, Program Analyst, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–14477 Filed 7–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG949 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to National Wildlife Refuge Complex Research, Monitoring, and Maintenance Activities in Massachusetts National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32415 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


District Export Council Nomination Opportunity

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of opportunity for appointment to serve as a District 
Export Council member.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking nominations of 
individuals for consideration for appointment by the Secretary of 
Commerce to serve as members of one of the 61 District Export Councils 
(DECs) nationwide. DECs are closely affiliated with the U.S. Export 
Assistance Centers (USEACs) of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service 
(US&FCS), and play a key role in the planning and coordination of 
export activities in their communities.

DATES: Nominations for individuals to a DEC must be received by the 
local USEAC Director by 5:00 p.m. local time on August 10, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Contact the Director of your local USEAC for information on 
how to submit your nomination on-line. You may identify your local 
USEAC by entering your zip code online at http://export.gov/usoffices/index.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please use the information listed in 
the ADDRESSES section to contact the Director of your local USEAC for 
more information on DECs and the nomination process. For general 
program information, contact Laura Barmby, National DEC Liaison, 
US&FCS, at (202) 482-2675.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: District Export Councils support the mission 
of US&FCS by facilitating the development of an effective local export 
assistance network, supporting the expansion of export opportunities 
for local U.S. companies, serving as a communication link between the 
business community and US&FCS, and assisting in coordinating the 
activities of trade assistance partners to leverage available 
resources. Individuals appointed to a DEC become part of a select corps 
of trade professionals dedicated to providing international trade 
leadership and guidance to the local business community and assistance 
to the Department of Commerce on export development issues.
    Nomination Process: Each DEC has a maximum membership of 35. 
Approximately half of the positions are open on each DEC for the four-
year term

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that begins on January 1, 2020, and runs through December 31, 2023. All 
potential nominees must complete an online nomination form and consent 
to sharing of the information on that form with the DEC Executive 
Committee for its consideration, and consent, if appointed, to sharing 
of their contact information with other agencies and organizations with 
a focus on trade.
    Eligibility and Appointment Criteria: Appointment is based upon an 
individual's international trade leadership in the local community, 
ability to influence the local environment for exporting, knowledge of 
day-to-day international operations, interest in export development, 
and willingness and ability to devote time to DEC activities. Members 
must be employed as exporters or export service providers or in a 
profession which supports U.S. export promotion efforts. Members 
include exporters, export service providers and others whose profession 
supports U.S. export promotion efforts. DEC member appointments are 
made without regard to political affiliation. DEC membership is open to 
U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States. As 
representatives of the local exporting community, DEC members must 
reside in, or conduct the majority of their work in, the territory that 
the DEC covers. DEC membership is not open to federal government 
employees. Individuals representing foreign governments, including 
individuals registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign 
Agents Registration Act, must disclose such representation and may be 
disqualified if the Department determines that such representation is 
likely to impact the ability to carry out the duties of a DEC member or 
raise an appearance issue for the Department.
    Selection Process: Nominations of individuals who have applied for 
DEC membership will be forwarded to the local USEAC Director for the 
respective DEC for that Director's consideration. The local USEAC 
Director ensures that all nominees meet the membership criteria 
outlined below. The local USEAC Director then, in consultation with the 
local DEC Executive Committee, evaluates all nominations to determine 
their interest, commitment, and qualifications. In reviewing 
nominations, the local USEAC Director strives to ensure a balance among 
exporters from a manufacturing or service industry and export service 
providers. A fair representation should be considered from companies 
and organizations that support exporters, representatives of local and 
state government, and trade organizations and associations. Membership 
should reflect the diversity of the local business community, encompass 
a broad range of businesses and industry sectors, and be distributed 
geographically across the DEC service area.
    For current DEC members seeking reappointment, the local USEAC 
Director, in consultation with the DEC Executive Committee, also 
carefully considers the nominee's activity level during the previous 
term and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively 
with other DEC members and US&FCS staff. As appointees of the Secretary 
of Commerce in high-profile positions, though volunteers, DEC members 
are expected to actively participate in the DEC and support the work of 
local US&FCS offices. Those that do not support the work of the office 
or do not actively participate in DEC activities will not be considered 
for re-nomination.
    The Executive Secretary determines which nominees to forward to the 
US&FCS Office of U.S. Field for further consideration for 
recommendation to the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the 
local DEC Executive Committee. A candidate's background and character 
are pertinent to determining suitability and eligibility for DEC 
membership. Since DEC appointments are made by the Secretary, the 
Department must make a suitability determination for all DEC nominees. 
After completion of a vetting process, the Secretary selects nominees 
for appointment to local DECs. DEC members are appointed by and serve 
at the pleasure of the Secretary of Commerce.

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 1512 and 4721.

Anthony Diaz,
Program Analyst, International Trade Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-14477 Filed 7-5-19; 8:45 am]
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