Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of Directors, 48104-48105 [2019-19684]

Download as PDF 48104 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices Dated: September 9, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [FR Doc. 2019–19803 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of Directors BILLING CODE P International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Second 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. The initial notice for this opportunity was published on Friday, July 19, 2019. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Charter Renewal International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, after consultation with the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board on August 16, 2019. DATES: The Charter for the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board was renewed on August 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Beall, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 10003, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202– 482–0140, email: TTAB@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, after consultation with the General Services Administration, renewed the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board on August 16, 2019. This Notice is published in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix, § 9). It has been determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. The Committee was established pursuant to Commerce’s authority under 15 U.S.C. 1512, established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App., after consultation with the General Services Administration. The Committee provides advice to the Secretary of Commerce on government policies and programs that affect the U.S. travel and tourism industry. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Brian Beall, Deputy Director for Policy and Planning, National Travel and Tourism Office, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2019–19721 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Applicants who applied to the previously published Federal Register Notice (7/19/19) do not need to reapply. SUMMARY: Please submit application information by email to CTPBoard@ trade.gov. ADDRESSES: 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: 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 misperceptions 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 identify opportunities to promote tourism to rural and urban areas equally, including areas not traditionally visited by international travelers; and (E) give priority to countries and populations most likely to travel to the United States. 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 Secretary 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 recreations sector; (B) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in immigration policy and law, including visa requirements and United States entry procedures; (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 knowledge of international travel promotion or marketing, 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 E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices 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 Wednesday, September 25, 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 Commission (in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 7265). Dated: September 3, 2019. Julie P. Heizer, Deputy Director, National Travel and Tourism Office. [FR Doc. 2019–19684 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–825] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. We preliminarily determine that Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (Jindal) and SRF Limited (SRF) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on PET film from India, for the POR.1 In accordance with sections 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1) and (2), in July 2018, we received four review requests. DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and SKC, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners) requested reviews of Ester Industries Limited (Ester), Garware Polyester Ltd. (Garware), Polyplex Corporation Ltd. (Polyplex), SRF, Jindal, and Vacmet India Limited (Vacmet). Additionally, Polyplex USA LLC requested reviews for Ester, Garware, Jindal, MTZ Polyesters Ltd. (MTZ), Polyplex, SRF, Vacmet and Uflex Ltd. (Uflex). Finally, Jindal and SRF each self-requested to be reviewed in the instant review. Subsequently, on September 10, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 31121, 31122 (July 3, 2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48105 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on PET Film from India.2 On October 15, 2018, we placed on the record U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import data 3 for purposes of respondent selection, and invited parties to comment.4 Because Jindal entered its notice of appearance at a later point in time 5 and did not obtain its administrative protective order until after the comment period for the CBP data issued on October 15, 2018, Commerce re-released the CBP data on November 5, 2018, and extended the comment period on the CBP import data for Jindal only. We received no comments from interested parties. Subsequently, Polyplex USA timely withdrew its request for a review on November 21, 2018, for all companies.6 Also, on December 10, 2018, SRF withdrew its request for a review.7 We selected Jindal and SRF as mandatory respondents.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 If the new deadline falls on a 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596, 45604 (September 10, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 3 Note: The CBP import data released on September 19, 2018, was compiled based on the company names, and variations thereof, whereas the CBP import data release of October 15, 2018, was compiled based on the case number and POR, which captured Jindal’s and SRF’s shipments of subject merchandise during the entire POR. 4 See Memorandum ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Release of U.S. Customs Entry Data for Respondent Selection’’ dated October 3, 2017. 5 See Jindal’s Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet) Film from India: Entry of Appearance and APO Application,’’ dated October 23, 2018 (Jindal Entry of Appearance). 6 See Polyplex USA’s Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Request for Withdrawal of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated November 21, 2018. 7 See SRF’s Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film from India/Withdrawal of Request for countervailing Duty Admin Review of SRF Limited (SRF),’’ dated December 10, 2018. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination—2017’’ dated December 17, 2018 (Respondent Selection Memorandum). 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 E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM Continued 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 177 (Thursday, September 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48104-48105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19684]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of Directors

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

ACTION: Second 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. The initial notice for this 
opportunity was published on Friday, July 19, 2019.

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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 Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 
Applicants who applied to the previously published Federal Register 
Notice (7/19/19) do not need to re-apply.

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 misperceptions 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 identify 
opportunities to promote tourism to rural and urban areas equally, 
including areas not traditionally visited by international travelers; 
and (E) give priority to countries and populations most likely to 
travel to the United States.
    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 Secretary 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 recreations sector;
    (B) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in 
immigration policy and law, including visa requirements and United 
States entry procedures;
    (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 
knowledge of international travel promotion or marketing, 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

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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 Wednesday, September 25, 
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 Commission (in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 7265).

    Dated: September 3, 2019.
Julie P. Heizer,
Deputy Director, National Travel and Tourism Office.
[FR Doc. 2019-19684 Filed 9-11-19; 8:45 am]
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