America Crece Industry Roundtable and Request for Public Comment, 57700-57701 [2019-23463]

Download as PDF 57700 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2019 / Notices Advisory Committee, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 28018, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. For consideration during the meeting, and to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of CINTAC meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: October 22, 2019. Devin Horne, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2019–23462 Filed 10–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration America Crece Industry Roundtable and Request for Public Comment International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Request for public comments and notice of a roundtable discussion on energy and other infrastructure opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean under the America Crece initiative. AGENCY: The International Trade Administration (ITA) of the Department of Commerce seeks individual comments from industry on government programs aimed at catalyzing U.S. private sector participation in commercial opportunities in energy and other infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Through this notice, ITA announces a request for written public comments and announces a roundtable discussion with industry representatives and U.S. government staff. This notice serves as an initial step in improving ITA’s understanding of private sector interests and programmatic and policy needs in energy and other infrastructure sectors in the LAC region under the new America Crece initiative. This notice further sets forth topics for discussion and comment. DATES: Event: The roundtable will be held on November 7, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Written Comments: To be ensured of consideration, written public comments must be received on or before November khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 25, 2019 Jkt 250001 22, 2019. Comments should not include any business confidential information. Event Registration: ITA will evaluate registrations based on the submitted information (see below) and inform applicants of selection decisions, which will be made on a rolling basis until 30 participants have been selected. ADDRESSES: Event: The roundtable will be held at the Department of Commerce, Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. Comments: Written comments should be sent by electronic mail addressed to AmericaCreceOutreach@trade.gov. Comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to: Attn: America Crece, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 30019, Washington, DC 20230. Although comments may be submitted by mail, ITA prefers to receive comments via electronic mail. For alternatives to online or mail submissions, please contact Christian Herman, International Trade Specialist, ITA, at (202) 482–5430. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AmericaCreceOutreach@trade.gov or Christian Herman, International Trade Specialist, ITA, at (202) 482–5430. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2018, the government of the United States launched the America Crece (Growth in the Americas) initiative to foster coordinated, whole-of-government efforts in support of all U.S. energy and infrastructure engagement in the LAC region. This request for comment and event notification seeks public comment on priorities and strategies to enhance commercial engagement in energy and other infrastructure in the LAC region through programs under the umbrella of the America Crece initiative. The Department seeks individual input and views at the November 7, 2019 roundtable regarding the LAC region, including the following topics: • The principal foreign regulatory and policy barriers to growing sales and exports to the LAC region and how to prioritize these barriers for USG engagement. • The principal foreign barriers to investment in the energy and infrastructure sectors in LAC countries. • The challenges U.S. companies face in seeking and/or providing competitive financing for projects in the LAC region. • Proactive solutions or actions that the U.S. government could pursue that would have an impact on catalyzing U.S. private sector participation in commercial opportunities in LAC. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Insights from working with USG agencies—such as State, Commerce, Treasury, Energy, USTDA, EXIM, OPIC, USAID—in doing business in LAC, including assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. government tools to promote U.S. businesses in the energy and infrastructure sectors in LAC countries. Event: The November 7, 2019 roundtable will provide an overview of the America Crece initiative and will include a discussion session during which participants will provide insights and feedback related to the initiative and energy and infrastructure in the LAC region. Due to limited space, the event is closed to press and observers. Industry participation is limited to 30 qualifying industry representatives. Selection To attend, participants should submit the below information to AmericaCreceOutreach@trade.gov by November 1, 2019. I&A will evaluate registrations based on the submitted information (and based on the criteria below) on a rolling basis until 30 participants have been selected and inform applicants of selection decisions. Applicants are encouraged to send representatives at a sufficiently senior level to be knowledgeable about their organization’s capabilities, interests and challenges in the LAC region. Registrations should include the following information in their registration email: • Name of attendee and short bio. • Organization and brief organization description. • A statement self-certifying how the organization meets each of the following criteria: 1. It is not majority owned by a foreign government entity (or entities). 2. Its existing products or services are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have demonstrable U.S. content as a percentage of the value of the finished product or service and/or it is a major investor in projects in LAC in which companies with such products may compete. 3. It has already exported from the United States to or invested in the LAC region. 4. In the case of a trade association, academic or research institution, the applicant will only be representing companies during the Roundtable that satisfy each of the criteria above. Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Suitability of the company’s (or in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2019 / Notices existing products or services to commercial opportunities in the energy and infrastructure sectors in the LAC region. • Suitability of the company’s (or in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) experience pursuing commercial opportunities in the LAC region. • Suitability of the representative’s position and biography to be able to engage in the conversation. Dated: October 22, 2019. Man Cho, Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. 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The revised management plan outlines a strategic plan; administrative structure; research and monitoring, education, stewardship, wetland science, and training programs of the reserve; resource protection and manipulation plans; restoration management plan; public access and visitor use plan; consideration for future land acquisition; and facility development to support reserve operations. This plan will focus on inspiring target audiences to protect coastal and estuarine ecosystems through training and education programs; advancing understanding of coastal and estuarine ecosystems and informing coastal management through research and monitoring; contributing to the study and appreciation of coastal and estuarine ecosystems through the stewardship of protected sites; and gaining recognition of the reserve in coastal and estuarine ecosystem research, training, education, and stewardship through effective administration and communication strategies. Since 2009, the reserve has completed its habitat map and added marsh vegetation and surface elevation monitoring; conducted a habitat vulnerability assessment to understand marsh vulnerability; led a number of research and training initiatives related to living shorelines; increased education programming at the Masonboro Island component of the reserve; begun PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57701 implementing Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) training; expanded use of volunteers to conduct citizen science regarding sensitive species and site conditions; and implemented training focused on informing real estate professionals of coastal issues. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the 10,568acre research reserve for the next five years. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will conduct an environmental analysis in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act on the proposed approval of the reserve’s revised management plan. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 208 (Monday, October 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57700-57701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23463]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


America Crece Industry Roundtable and Request for Public Comment

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Request for public comments and notice of a roundtable 
discussion on energy and other infrastructure opportunities in Latin 
America and the Caribbean under the America Crece initiative.

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SUMMARY: The International Trade Administration (ITA) of the Department 
of Commerce seeks individual comments from industry on government 
programs aimed at catalyzing U.S. private sector participation in 
commercial opportunities in energy and other infrastructure in Latin 
America and the Caribbean (LAC). Through this notice, ITA announces a 
request for written public comments and announces a roundtable 
discussion with industry representatives and U.S. government staff. 
This notice serves as an initial step in improving ITA's understanding 
of private sector interests and programmatic and policy needs in energy 
and other infrastructure sectors in the LAC region under the new 
America Crece initiative. This notice further sets forth topics for 
discussion and comment.

DATES: 
    Event: The roundtable will be held on November 7, 2019 from 9:30 
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.
    Written Comments: To be ensured of consideration, written public 
comments must be received on or before November 22, 2019. Comments 
should not include any business confidential information.
    Event Registration: ITA will evaluate registrations based on the 
submitted information (see below) and inform applicants of selection 
decisions, which will be made on a rolling basis until 30 participants 
have been selected.

ADDRESSES: 
    Event: The roundtable will be held at the Department of Commerce, 
Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 
20230.
    Comments: Written comments should be sent by electronic mail 
addressed to [email protected]. Comments may also be 
submitted by mail addressed to: Attn: America Crece, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, 
Room 30019, Washington, DC 20230. Although comments may be submitted by 
mail, ITA prefers to receive comments via electronic mail.
    For alternatives to online or mail submissions, please contact 
Christian Herman, International Trade Specialist, ITA, at (202) 482-
5430.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [email protected] or 
Christian Herman, International Trade Specialist, ITA, at (202) 482-
5430.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2018, the government of the United States 
launched the America Crece (Growth in the Americas) initiative to 
foster coordinated, whole-of-government efforts in support of all U.S. 
energy and infrastructure engagement in the LAC region. This request 
for comment and event notification seeks public comment on priorities 
and strategies to enhance commercial engagement in energy and other 
infrastructure in the LAC region through programs under the umbrella of 
the America Crece initiative.
    The Department seeks individual input and views at the November 7, 
2019 roundtable regarding the LAC region, including the following 
topics:
     The principal foreign regulatory and policy barriers to 
growing sales and exports to the LAC region and how to prioritize these 
barriers for USG engagement.
     The principal foreign barriers to investment in the energy 
and infrastructure sectors in LAC countries.
     The challenges U.S. companies face in seeking and/or 
providing competitive financing for projects in the LAC region.
     Proactive solutions or actions that the U.S. government 
could pursue that would have an impact on catalyzing U.S. private 
sector participation in commercial opportunities in LAC.
     Insights from working with USG agencies--such as State, 
Commerce, Treasury, Energy, USTDA, EXIM, OPIC, USAID--in doing business 
in LAC, including assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of the 
U.S. government tools to promote U.S. businesses in the energy and 
infrastructure sectors in LAC countries.
    Event: The November 7, 2019 roundtable will provide an overview of 
the America Crece initiative and will include a discussion session 
during which participants will provide insights and feedback related to 
the initiative and energy and infrastructure in the LAC region. Due to 
limited space, the event is closed to press and observers. Industry 
participation is limited to 30 qualifying industry representatives.

Selection

    To attend, participants should submit the below information to 
[email protected] by November 1, 2019. I&A will evaluate 
registrations based on the submitted information (and based on the 
criteria below) on a rolling basis until 30 participants have been 
selected and inform applicants of selection decisions.
    Applicants are encouraged to send representatives at a sufficiently 
senior level to be knowledgeable about their organization's 
capabilities, interests and challenges in the LAC region.
    Registrations should include the following information in their 
registration email:
     Name of attendee and short bio.
     Organization and brief organization description.
     A statement self-certifying how the organization meets 
each of the following criteria:
    1. It is not majority owned by a foreign government entity (or 
entities).
    2. Its existing products or services are either produced in the 
United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and 
have demonstrable U.S. content as a percentage of the value of the 
finished product or service and/or it is a major investor in projects 
in LAC in which companies with such products may compete.
    3. It has already exported from the United States to or invested in 
the LAC region.
    4. In the case of a trade association, academic or research 
institution, the applicant will only be representing companies during 
the Roundtable that satisfy each of the criteria above.
    Selection will be based on the following criteria:
     Suitability of the company's (or in the case of another 
organization, represented companies' or constituents')

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existing products or services to commercial opportunities in the energy 
and infrastructure sectors in the LAC region.
     Suitability of the company's (or in the case of another 
organization, represented companies' or constituents') experience 
pursuing commercial opportunities in the LAC region.
     Suitability of the representative's position and biography 
to be able to engage in the conversation.

    Dated: October 22, 2019.
Man Cho,
Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2019-23463 Filed 10-25-19; 8:45 am]
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