Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, 22013-22014 [2021-08532]

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The Committee advises the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, the Directors of the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Email Gianna Marrone, gianna.marrone@bea.gov, by SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 22013 June 4, 2021, to attend. An agenda will be accessible prior to the meeting at https://apps.bea.gov/fesac/. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE June 11, 2021. The meeting begins at approximately 9:00 a.m. and adjourns at approximately 3:00 p.m. Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee DATES: The safety and well-being of the public, committee members, and our staff is our top priority. In light of the travel restrictions and social-distancing requirements resulting from the COVID– 19 outbreak, this meeting will be held virtually. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gianna Marrone, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 4600 Silver Hill Road (BE–64), Suitland, MD 20746; phone (301) 278–9282; email gianna.marrone@bea.gov. FESAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The Committee advises the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, BEA and Census Bureau Directors, and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor’s BLS on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. The Committee is established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). This meeting is open to the public. Anyone planning to attend the meeting must contact Gianna Marrone at BEA (301) 278–9282 or gianna.marrone@ bea.gov. The call in number, access code, and presentation link will be posted 24 hours prior to the meeting on https://apps.bea.gov/fesac/. The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for foreign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gianna Marrone at gianna.marrone@ bea.gov by June 4, 2021. Persons with extensive questions or statements must submit them in writing by June 4, 2021, to Gianna Marrone, gianna.marrone@bea.gov. This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gianna Marrone, gianna.marrone@ bea.gov, preferably two weeks prior to the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 20, 2021. Sabrina Montes, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2021–08531 Filed 4–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Economic Analysis Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs requests nominations of individuals to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs in coordination with the Directors of the Department’s statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria. SUMMARY: Please submit nominations by April 30, 2021. The Bureau of Economic Analysis will retain nominations received after this date for consideration should additional vacancies occur. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations by email to Gianna.marrone@bea.gov (subject line ‘‘2021 FESAC Nominations’’). DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gianna Marrone, Committee Management Official, Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, telephone 301–278–9282, email: gianna.marrone@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (the ‘‘Committee’’) was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2). The following provides information about the Committee, membership, and the nomination process. Objectives and Scope of FESAC Activities The Committee advises the Directors of the Department’s statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the design, collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 22014 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Notices Description of the FESAC Member Duties The Committee functions solely as an advisory committee to the senior officials of BEA, the Census Bureau, and BLS (the agencies). Important aspects of the committee’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: a. Recommending research to address important technical problems arising in federal economic statistics b. Identifying areas in which better coordination of the agencies’ activities would be beneficial; c. Exploring ways to enhance the agencies’ economic indicators to make them timelier, more accurate, and more specific to meeting changing demands and future data needs; d. Improving the means, methods, and techniques to obtain economic information needed to produce current and future economic indicators; and e. Coordinating, in its identification of agenda items, with other existing academic advisory committees chartered to provide agency-specific advice, for the purpose of avoiding duplication of effort. The Committee meets once or twice a year, budget permitting. Additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs or the Designated Federal Official. All Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. FESAC Membership FESAC will comprise approximately 16 members who serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. Members shall be appointed by Under Secretary for Economic Affairs in consultation with the agencies. Committee members shall be professionals in appropriate disciplines, including economists, statisticians, survey methodologists, and behavioral scientists who are prominent experts in their fields, recognized for their scientific, professional, and operational achievements and objectivity. Membership will represent data users with expertise from the public sector, academia, and the private sector. Members will be chosen to achieve a balanced membership that will meet the needs of the agencies. Members shall serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) and shall be subject to ethics rules applicable to SGEs. A FESAC member term is three years. Members may serve more than one term as described in the FESAC Charter, available at: https:// apps.bea.gov/fesac/. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Compensation for Members Members of the Committee serve without compensation but may receive reimbursement for Committee-related travel and lodging expenses. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Solicitation of Nominations The Committee is currently filling one or more positions on the FESAC. The Under Secretary of Economic Affairs, in consultation with the agencies will consider nominations of all qualified individuals to ensure that the Committee includes the areas of experience noted above. Individuals may nominate themselves or other individuals, and professional associations and organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Committee. Nominations shall state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member and carry out the duties of the Committee. A nomination package should include the following information for each nominee: 1. A letter of nomination stating the name, affiliation, and contact information for the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., what specific attributes recommend him/her for service in this capacity), and the nominee’s field(s) of experience; 2. a biographical sketch of the nominee and a copy of his/her curriculum vitae; and 3. the name, return address, email address, and daytime telephone number at which the nominator can be contacted. The Department of Commerce Under Secretary of Economic Affairs and the agencies encourage nominations for appropriately qualified female, minority, or disabled candidates. The Department of Commerce Under Secretary of Economic Affairs and the agencies also encourage geographic diversity in the composition of the Committee. All nomination information should be provided in a single, complete package by midnight on April 30, 2021. Interested applicants should send their nomination package to Gianna Marrone, Committee Management Official, at Gianna.Marrone@bea.gov (subject line ‘‘2021 FESAC Nominations’’). The Bureau of Economic Analysis will retain nominations received after this date for consideration should additional vacancies occur. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 7— Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; MSD International GMBH (Puerto Rico Branch) LLC (Pharmaceuticals) Las Piedras, Puerto Rico Sabrina L. Montes, Designated Federal Official, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 2021–08532 Filed 4–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–MN–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–30–2021] MSD International GMBH (Puerto Rico Branch) LLC (MSD) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on April 16, 2021. MSD already has authority to produce certain pharmaceutical products within Subzone 7G. The current request would add a finished product and a foreignstatus material to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign-status material and specific finished product described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt MSD from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below and in the existing scope of authority, MSD would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that applies to molnupiravir pharmaceutical tablets (duty-free). MSD would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The material sourced from abroad is molnupiravir active pharmaceutical ingredient (duty rate 3.7%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is June 7, 2021. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Wedderburn at Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs requests nominations 
of individuals to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. 
The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs in coordination with the 
Directors of the Department's statistical agencies, the Bureau of 
Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as the 
Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor 
Statistics will consider nominations received in response to this 
notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.

DATES: Please submit nominations by April 30, 2021. The Bureau of 
Economic Analysis will retain nominations received after this date for 
consideration should additional vacancies occur.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations by email to [email protected] 
(subject line ``2021 FESAC Nominations'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gianna Marrone, Committee Management 
Official, Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 
telephone 301-278-9282, email: [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory 
Committee (the ``Committee'') was established in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 
2). The following provides information about the Committee, membership, 
and the nomination process.

Objectives and Scope of FESAC Activities

    The Committee advises the Directors of the Department's statistical 
agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census 
Bureau, as well as the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other 
technical matters related to the design, collection, tabulation, and 
analysis of federal economic statistics.

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Description of the FESAC Member Duties

    The Committee functions solely as an advisory committee to the 
senior officials of BEA, the Census Bureau, and BLS (the agencies). 
Important aspects of the committee's responsibilities include, but are 
not limited to:
    a. Recommending research to address important technical problems 
arising in federal economic statistics
    b. Identifying areas in which better coordination of the agencies' 
activities would be beneficial;
    c. Exploring ways to enhance the agencies' economic indicators to 
make them timelier, more accurate, and more specific to meeting 
changing demands and future data needs;
    d. Improving the means, methods, and techniques to obtain economic 
information needed to produce current and future economic indicators; 
and
    e. Coordinating, in its identification of agenda items, with other 
existing academic advisory committees chartered to provide agency-
specific advice, for the purpose of avoiding duplication of effort.
    The Committee meets once or twice a year, budget permitting. 
Additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Under 
Secretary for Economic Affairs or the Designated Federal Official. All 
Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act.

FESAC Membership

    FESAC will comprise approximately 16 members who serve at the 
pleasure of the Secretary. Members shall be appointed by Under 
Secretary for Economic Affairs in consultation with the agencies. 
Committee members shall be professionals in appropriate disciplines, 
including economists, statisticians, survey methodologists, and 
behavioral scientists who are prominent experts in their fields, 
recognized for their scientific, professional, and operational 
achievements and objectivity. Membership will represent data users with 
expertise from the public sector, academia, and the private sector. 
Members will be chosen to achieve a balanced membership that will meet 
the needs of the agencies.
    Members shall serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) and 
shall be subject to ethics rules applicable to SGEs.
    A FESAC member term is three years.
    Members may serve more than one term as described in the FESAC 
Charter, available at: https://apps.bea.gov/fesac/.

Compensation for Members

    Members of the Committee serve without compensation but may receive 
reimbursement for Committee-related travel and lodging expenses.

Solicitation of Nominations

    The Committee is currently filling one or more positions on the 
FESAC.
    The Under Secretary of Economic Affairs, in consultation with the 
agencies will consider nominations of all qualified individuals to 
ensure that the Committee includes the areas of experience noted above. 
Individuals may nominate themselves or other individuals, and 
professional associations and organizations may nominate one or more 
qualified persons for membership on the Committee. Nominations shall 
state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member and carry out 
the duties of the Committee. A nomination package should include the 
following information for each nominee:
    1. A letter of nomination stating the name, affiliation, and 
contact information for the nominee, the basis for the nomination 
(i.e., what specific attributes recommend him/her for service in this 
capacity), and the nominee's field(s) of experience;
    2. a biographical sketch of the nominee and a copy of his/her 
curriculum vitae; and
    3. the name, return address, email address, and daytime telephone 
number at which the nominator can be contacted.
    The Department of Commerce Under Secretary of Economic Affairs and 
the agencies encourage nominations for appropriately qualified female, 
minority, or disabled candidates. The Department of Commerce Under 
Secretary of Economic Affairs and the agencies also encourage 
geographic diversity in the composition of the Committee.
    All nomination information should be provided in a single, complete 
package by midnight on April 30, 2021. Interested applicants should 
send their nomination package to Gianna Marrone, Committee Management 
Official, at [email protected] (subject line ``2021 FESAC 
Nominations''). The Bureau of Economic Analysis will retain nominations 
received after this date for consideration should additional vacancies 
occur.

Sabrina L. Montes,
Designated Federal Official, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Federal 
Economic Statistics Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. 2021-08532 Filed 4-23-21; 8:45 am]
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