Department of State Performance Review Board Members, 69446-69447 [2019-27254]

Download as PDF 69446 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / Notices requirement is substantially similar to the rules of another national securities exchange.16 For these reasons, the Commission believes that waiver of the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. Therefore, the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and designates the proposal as operative upon filing.17 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NASDAQ–2019–092 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASDAQ–2019–092. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the 16 See also supra note 9. 17 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission also has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASDAQ–2019–092 and should be submitted on or before January 8, 2020. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–27212 Filed 12–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration # 16220 and # 16221; PENNSYLVANIA Disaster Number PA– 00103] Administrative Declaration of a Disaster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania dated 12/11/2019. Incident: Severe Storms and High Winds. Incident Period: 10/31/2019 through 11/01/2019. DATES: Issued on 12/11/2019. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/10/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/11/2020. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, SUMMARY: 18 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator’s disaster declaration, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Erie. Contiguous Counties: Pennsylvania: Crawford, Warren. New York: Chautauqua. Ohio: Ashtabula. The Interest Rates are: Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners with Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Homeowners without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Businesses with Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Businesses without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 3.000 1.500 7.750 3.875 2.750 2.750 3.875 2.750 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 16220 B and for economic injury is 16221 0. The States which received an EIDL Declaration # are Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Christopher Pilkerton, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–27241 Filed 12–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10965] Department of State Performance Review Board Members In accordance with section 4314(c)(4) of 5 United States Code, the Department of State has appointed the following individuals to the Department of State Performance Review Board for Senior Executive Service members: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / Notices Douglas A. Pitkin, Chairperson, Director, Bureau of Budget and Planning, Department of State; Ann K. Ganzer, Office Director, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State; Kathleen H. Hooke, Deputy Legal Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State; Jeffrey C. Mounts, Deputy Comptroller, Comptroller, Global Financial Services, Department of State; and, Gregory B. Smith, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Department of State; Nilda R. Pedrosa, White House Liaison, Office of the White House Liaison, Department of State; Carrie B. Cabelka, Assistant Secretary for Administration, Bureau of Administration, Department of State; Roger D. Carstens, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State. Carol Z. Perez, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–27254 Filed 12–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of modification of action. AGENCY: In accordance with the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to modify the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation by suspending, until further notice, the additional duty of 15 percent on certain products of China, scheduled to take effect December 15, 2019. DATES: Effective 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on December 15, 2019, the additional duties scheduled to go into effect at that time, as set out in Annex C of the notice published at 84 FR 43304, are suspended until further notice. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: For questions about this notice, contact Associate General Counsel Arthur Tsao, Assistant General Counsel Philip Butler, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395–5725. For questions on customs classification or FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 implementation of additional duties, contact traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Prior Determinations in the Investigation For background on the proceedings in this investigation, please see the prior notices issued in this investigation, including 82 FR 40213 (August 24, 2017), 83 FR 14906 (April 6, 2018), 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018), 83 FR 33608 (July 17, 2018), 83 FR 38760 (August 7, 2018), and 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 2018), 83 FR 49153 (September 28, 2018), 84 FR 20459 (May 9, 2019), 84 FR 43304 (August 20, 2019), and 84 FR 45821 (August 30, 2019). On August 20, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the direction of the President, determined to modify the action being taken in the investigation by imposing an additional 10 percent ad valorem duty on products of China with an annual aggregate trade value of approximately $300 billion. See 84 FR 43304 (August 20, 2019) (the August 20 notice). The tariff subheadings subject to the 10 percent additional duties were separated into two lists with different effective dates. The list in Annex A had an effective date of September 1, 2019. The list in Annex C had an effective date of December 15, 2019. Subsequently, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to increase the rate of the additional duty applicable to the tariff subheadings covered by the action announced in the August 20 notice from 10 percent to 15 percent. See 84 FR 45821 (August 30, 2019). B. Determination To Modify Action The Section 301 statute (set out in Sections 301 to 308 of the Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2411–2418) includes authority for the U.S. Trade Representative to modify the action being taken in an investigation. In particular, Section 307(a)(1) authorizes the U.S. Trade Representative to modify or terminate any action taken under Section 301, subject to the specific direction, if any, of the President, if the burden or restriction on United States commerce of the acts, policies, and practices that are the subject of the action has increased or decreased, or the action is being taken under Section 301(b) and is no longer appropriate. The United States is engaging with China with the goal of obtaining the elimination of the acts, policies, and practices covered in the investigation. On December 13, 2019, following months of negotiations, the United States and China reached a historic and PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69447 enforceable agreement on a Phase One trade deal that requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime, including with respect to certain issues covered in this Section 301 investigation. In light of progress in the negotiations with China, and at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the action announced on August 20, as modified by the August 30 notice, is no longer appropriate. Specifically, and in accordance with the President’s direction, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to suspend indefinitely the imposition of additional duties of 15 percent on products of China covered by Annex C of the August 20 notice, which otherwise would have been effective on December 15, 2019. Furthermore, in light of the progress in the negotiations, the U.S. Trade Representative expects to issue in the near future a notice reducing the rate of additional duty applicable to the products of China covered by Annex A of the August 20 notice. The U.S. Trade Representative’s decision to modify the action being taken in this investigation takes into account the extensive comments and testimony previously provided in connection with the August 20 modification. To give effect to the U.S. Trade Representative’s decision, the additional duties set out in Annex C of the August 20 notice, as modified by the August 30 notice, are suspended indefinitely, as of the planned effective date of 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on December 15, 2019. The additional duties that were provided for in heading 9903.88.16 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) and U.S. notes 20(t) and 20(u) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS and that were scheduled to take effect on December 15, 2019 are hereby suspended indefinitely. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to consider the actions being taken in this investigation. In the event that further modifications are appropriate, the U.S. Trade Representative intends to take into account the extensive comments and testimony previously provided. Joseph Barloon, General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2019–27306 Filed 12–13–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 10965]


Department of State Performance Review Board Members

    In accordance with section 4314(c)(4) of 5 United States Code, the 
Department of State has appointed the following individuals to the 
Department of State Performance Review Board for Senior Executive 
Service members:

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    Douglas A. Pitkin, Chairperson, Director, Bureau of Budget and 
Planning, Department of State;
    Ann K. Ganzer, Office Director, Bureau of International Security 
and Nonproliferation, Department of State;
    Kathleen H. Hooke, Deputy Legal Adviser, Office of the Legal 
Adviser, Department of State;
    Jeffrey C. Mounts, Deputy Comptroller, Comptroller, Global 
Financial Services, Department of State; and,
    Gregory B. Smith, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Department of 
State;
    Nilda R. Pedrosa, White House Liaison, Office of the White House 
Liaison, Department of State;
    Carrie B. Cabelka, Assistant Secretary for Administration, Bureau 
of Administration, Department of State;
    Roger D. Carstens, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, 
Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State.

Carol Z. Perez,
Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human 
Resources, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2019-27254 Filed 12-17-19; 8:45 am]
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