Applications for Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of Directors, 34862-34863 [2019-15361]

Download as PDF 34862 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2019 / Notices Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: June 12, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Margin Calculations V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Certain U.S. Sales Incorrectly Excluded from Margin Calculation Comment 2: Correction of Clerical Error Comment 3: Commerce Should Not Use the Tetra Control Number (CONNUM) as a Surrogate for the Hexa CONNUM Comment 4: Commerce Should Deduct Indirect Selling Expenses Incurred in the Comparison Market VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–15300 Filed 7–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Applications for Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of Directors International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity for travel and tourism industry leaders to apply for membership on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel Promotion. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel Promotion (doing business as Brand USA). The purpose of the Board is to guide the Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the promotion of the United States as a travel destination and communication of travel facilitation issues, among other tasks. DATES: All applications must be received by the National Travel and Tourism Office by close of business on Friday, August 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please submit application information by email to CTPBoard@ trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Heizer, National Travel and Tourism jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Jul 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, MS10003, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–0140; email: CTPBoard@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (TPA) was signed into law on March 4, 2010, and was amended in July 2010 and December 2014. The TPA established the Corporation for Travel Promotion (the Corporation), as a non-profit corporation charged with the development and execution of a plan to (A) provide useful information to those interested in traveling to the United States; (B) identify and address perceptions regarding U.S. entry policies; (C) maximize economic and diplomatic benefits of travel to the United States through the use of various promotional tools; (D) ensure that international travel benefits all States and the District of Columbia, and (E) identify opportunities to promote tourism to rural and urban areas equally, including areas not traditionally visited by international travelers. The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 11 members with knowledge of international travel promotion or marketing, broadly representing various regions of the United States. The TPA directs the Secretary of Commerce (after consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State) to appoint the Board of Directors for the Corporation. At this time, the Department will be selecting four individuals with the appropriate expertise and experience from specific sectors of the travel and tourism industry to serve on the Board as follows: (A) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the attractions or recreation sector; (B) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the immigration policy/law sector; (C) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the land or sea passenger transportation sector; and (D) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the passenger air sector. To be eligible for Board membership, individuals must have international travel and tourism marketing experience, be a current or former chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or chief marketing officer or have held an equivalent management position. Additional consideration will be given to individuals who have experience working in U.S. multinational entities PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with marketing budgets, and/or who are audit committee financial experts as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 7265). Individuals must be U.S. citizens, and in addition, cannot be federally registered lobbyists or registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Those selected for the Board must be able to meet the time and effort commitments of the Board. Board members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce (who may remove any member of the Board for good cause). The terms of office of each member of the Board appointed by the Secretary shall be three (3) years. Board members can serve a maximum of two consecutive full three-year terms. Board members are not considered Federal government employees by virtue of their service as a member of the Board and will receive no compensation from the Federal government for their participation in Board activities. Members participating in Board meetings and events may be paid actual travel expenses and per diem by the Corporation when away from their usual places of residence. Individuals who want to be considered for appointment to the Board should submit the following information by the Friday, August 16, 2019 deadline to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section above: 1. Name, title, and personal resume of the individual requesting consideration, including address, email address and phone number. 2. A brief statement of why the person should be considered for appointment to the Board. This statement should also address the individual’s relevant international travel and tourism marketing experience and audit committee financial expertise, if any, and indicate clearly the sector or sectors enumerated above in which the individual has the requisite expertise and experience. Individuals who have the requisite expertise and experience in more than one sector can be appointed for only one of those sectors. Appointments of members to the Board will be made by the Secretary of Commerce. 3. An affirmative statement that the applicant is a U.S. citizen, is not a federally-registered lobbyist and further, is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. 4. If applicable, a statement acknowledging that the applicant is an audit committee financial expert as defined by the Securities and Exchange E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2019 / Notices Commission (in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 7265). Dated: July 12, 2019. Julie Heizer, Deputy Director, National Travel and Tourism Office. [FR Doc. 2019–15361 Filed 7–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–824] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2017– 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) for the period of review (POR) September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. We preliminarily determine that Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S., a producer and/ or exporter subject to this administrative review, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the POR. We also preliminarily determine that Cinar Boru Profil San Ve Tic A.S. had no shipments during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping (AD) duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable July 19, 2019. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Horn or Alexis Cherry, 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) 482–4868 or (202) 482–0607, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 15, 2018, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Jul 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 administrative review of the AD order 1 on HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey.2 The Initiation Notice covered the following producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: (1) Agir Haddecilik A.S.; (2) Cinar Boru Profil San Ve Tic A.S. (Cinar Boru); 3 (3) MTS Lojistik ve Tasimacilik Hizmetleri TIC A.S. Istanbul; (4) Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S. (Noksel); and (5) Ozdemir Boru Profil San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti (Ozdemir).4 On December 17, 2018, we selected Noksel as the mandatory respondent in this review; 5 however, Noksel notified Commerce that it did not intend to participate.6 On February 22, 2019, we selected Cinar Boru as the new mandatory respondent.7 On March 14, 2019, Cinar Boru notified Commerce that it did not ship any subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.8 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.9 The revised deadline for the preliminary results is July 12, 2019. 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 62865 (September 13, 2016) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 3 In the Initiation Notice, Commerce initiated a review of Cinar Boru Profil San Ve Tic Stl. However, the company has identified itself as Cinar Boru Profil San Ve Tic A.S. in its letters to Commerce. See, e.g., Cinar Boru’s Letter, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Turkey (A–489–824),’’ dated March 14, 2019 (Cinar Boru’s No Shipment Letter). Commerce is hereby using Cinar Boru’s spelling of its name. 4 In the Initiation Notice, we failed to clarify that HWR pipes and tubes that are produced and exported by Ozdemir are excluded from the Order. See Order, 81 FR at 62866. Thus, Ozdemir’s inclusion in this administrative review is limited to entries for which Ozdemir was not both the exporter and producer of the subject merchandise. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘2017–2018 Administrative Review of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Respondent Selection,’’ dated December 17, 2018 (Respondent Selection Memorandum). 6 See Noksel’s Letter, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Turkey (A–489–824),’’ dated February 4, 2019. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘2017–2018 Administrative Review of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon and Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Second Respondent Selection,’’ dated February 22, 2019 (Second Respondent Selection Memorandum). 8 See Cinar Boru’s No Shipment Letter. 9 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34863 For a complete description of the events in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.10 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix 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 http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 7306.61.1000. Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments We preliminarily determine that Cinar Boru made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Moreover, consistent with our practice, we are not preliminarily rescinding the review with respect to Cinar Boru, but, rather, we will complete the review with respect to the company and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review.11 For 10 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results in the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey; 2017–2018’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 11 See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2012–2013, 79 FR 15951, 15952 (March 24, 2014), unchanged in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, and Partial E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM Continued 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 139 (Friday, July 19, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15361]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Applications for Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of 
Directors

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

ACTION: Notice of an opportunity for travel and tourism industry 
leaders to apply for membership on the Board of Directors of the 
Corporation for Travel Promotion.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications 
from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership 
on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel 
Promotion (doing business as Brand USA). The purpose of the Board is to 
guide the Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the 
promotion of the United States as a travel destination and 
communication of travel facilitation issues, among other tasks.

DATES: All applications must be received by the National Travel and 
Tourism Office by close of business on Friday, August 16, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Please submit application information by email to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Heizer, National Travel and 
Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, MS10003, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-0140; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (TPA) was 
signed into law on March 4, 2010, and was amended in July 2010 and 
December 2014. The TPA established the Corporation for Travel Promotion 
(the Corporation), as a non-profit corporation charged with the 
development and execution of a plan to (A) provide useful information 
to those interested in traveling to the United States; (B) identify and 
address perceptions regarding U.S. entry policies; (C) maximize 
economic and diplomatic benefits of travel to the United States through 
the use of various promotional tools; (D) ensure that international 
travel benefits all States and the District of Columbia, and (E) 
identify opportunities to promote tourism to rural and urban areas 
equally, including areas not traditionally visited by international 
travelers.
    The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 
11 members with knowledge of international travel promotion or 
marketing, broadly representing various regions of the United States. 
The TPA directs the Secretary of Commerce (after consultation with the 
Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State) to appoint 
the Board of Directors for the Corporation.
    At this time, the Department will be selecting four individuals 
with the appropriate expertise and experience from specific sectors of 
the travel and tourism industry to serve on the Board as follows:
    (A) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the 
attractions or recreation sector;
    (B) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the 
immigration policy/law sector;
    (C) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the land 
or sea passenger transportation sector; and
    (D) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the 
passenger air sector.
    To be eligible for Board membership, individuals must have 
international travel and tourism marketing experience, be a current or 
former chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or chief 
marketing officer or have held an equivalent management position. 
Additional consideration will be given to individuals who have 
experience working in U.S. multinational entities with marketing 
budgets, and/or who are audit committee financial experts as defined by 
the Securities and Exchange Commission (in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 
7265). Individuals must be U.S. citizens, and in addition, cannot be 
federally registered lobbyists or registered as a foreign agent under 
the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.
    Those selected for the Board must be able to meet the time and 
effort commitments of the Board.
    Board members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce 
(who may remove any member of the Board for good cause). The terms of 
office of each member of the Board appointed by the Secretary shall be 
three (3) years. Board members can serve a maximum of two consecutive 
full three-year terms. Board members are not considered Federal 
government employees by virtue of their service as a member of the 
Board and will receive no compensation from the Federal government for 
their participation in Board activities. Members participating in Board 
meetings and events may be paid actual travel expenses and per diem by 
the Corporation when away from their usual places of residence.
    Individuals who want to be considered for appointment to the Board 
should submit the following information by the Friday, August 16, 2019 
deadline to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section above:
    1. Name, title, and personal resume of the individual requesting 
consideration, including address, email address and phone number.
    2. A brief statement of why the person should be considered for 
appointment to the Board. This statement should also address the 
individual's relevant international travel and tourism marketing 
experience and audit committee financial expertise, if any, and 
indicate clearly the sector or sectors enumerated above in which the 
individual has the requisite expertise and experience. Individuals who 
have the requisite expertise and experience in more than one sector can 
be appointed for only one of those sectors. Appointments of members to 
the Board will be made by the Secretary of Commerce.
    3. An affirmative statement that the applicant is a U.S. citizen, 
is not a federally-registered lobbyist and further, is not required to 
register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act 
of 1938, as amended.
    4. If applicable, a statement acknowledging that the applicant is 
an audit committee financial expert as defined by the Securities and 
Exchange

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Commission (in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 7265).

    Dated: July 12, 2019.
Julie Heizer,
Deputy Director, National Travel and Tourism Office.
[FR Doc. 2019-15361 Filed 7-18-19; 8:45 am]
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