Request for Applications To Fill a Vacancy on the National Shipper Advisory Committee, 60631-60632 [2021-23981]

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[FR Doc. 2021–23905 Filed 11–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Request for Applications To Fill a Vacancy on the National Shipper Advisory Committee Federal Maritime Commission. Request for applications. AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Maritime Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is requesting applications from qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the National Shipper Advisory Committee (‘‘Committee’’). This recently established Committee will advise the Commission on policies relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system. DATES: Applications should be sent to the email address specified below and must be received on or before November 17, 2021. ADDRESSES: All applications should be emailed to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Dylan Richmond, nsac@ fmc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dylan Richmond, Designated Federal Officer of the National Shipper Advisory Committee, phone: (202) 523– 5810; email: nsac@fmc.gov. A copy of the Committee’s charter can be obtained by accessing the Committee website at www.fmc.gov. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Nov 02, 2021 Jkt 256001 The National Shipper Advisory Committee is a federal advisory committee. It will operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., and 46 U.S.C. chapter 425. The Committee was established on January 1, 2021, when the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 became law. Public Law 116– 283, section 8604, 134 Stat. 3388 (2021). The Committee will provide information, insight, and expertise pertaining to conditions in the ocean freight delivery system to the Commission. Specifically, the Committee will advise the Commission on policies relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system. 46 U.S.C. 42502(b). The Committee consists of twentyfour members, including a Chair and a Vice Chair, elected by the Committee from among the Committee’s members. Id. 42502(c)(1), 42503(g). Twelve members represent entities who export cargo from the United States using ocean common carriers and twelve members represent entities who import cargo to the United States using ocean common carriers. Id. 42502(c)(3). On June 7, 2021, the Commission solicited applications for inaugural members to the Committee. See 86 FR 31311 (June 11, 2021). The Commission received applications until June 30, 2021. Id. After considering these applications, the Commission announced the membership of the Committee on September 9, 2021. ‘‘FMC Announces National Shipper Advisory Committee Membership,’’ September 9, 2021, https://www.fmc.gov/fmcannounces-national-shipper-advisorycommittee-membership/. The Commission balanced the membership of the Committee by considering factors such as commodities shipped, ports used, geographic areas served, and origins of cargo, as well as other relevant factors. After the Commission announced the list of Committee members, one member informed the Designated Federal Officer of a change in their employment. Because this change in their employment altered the balance of the Committee, the Commission excused that member from the Committee, resulting in a vacancy. The Commission requests interested persons to submit applications to fill the vacancy on the Committee. The vacancy is for an individual that will represent an entity who imports cargo to the United States using ocean common carriers. The Commission intends to balance the membership of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60631 Committee and will consider factors such as commodities shipped, ports used, geographic areas served, and origins of cargo, as well as other relevant factors. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion. Members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Commission. Id. 42503(e)(2) and (3). The Commission may require an individual to pass an appropriate security background examination before appointment to the Committee. Id. 42503(e)(4). Under 46 U.S.C. 42503(e)(6)(a), membership terms expire on December 31 of the third full year after the effective date of the appointment. After a member’s term expires, the member may continue to serve for up to one year until a successor is appointed. Id. 42503(e)(6)(B). Members’ terms are renewable. Id. 42503(e)(8). In accordance with 46 U.S.C. 42503(a), the Committee is required to hold meetings at least once a year, but it may meet at the call of the Commission or a majority of the Committee members. The Commission plans to host Committee meetings at Commission headquarters at 800 North Capitol Street Northwest, Washington, DC or virtually using video meeting technology. All members will serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from the Federal Government. The following information must be included in the package of materials submitted for each individual applying for consideration: (1) A statement that includes the name and affiliation of the applicant and a clear statement regarding the basis for the application, including the entity that the individual would represent, an explanation of how that entity is an importer of cargo to the United States using ocean common carriers, and a description of the individual’s firsthand experience, knowledge, or expertise in matters relating to the international ocean freight delivery system; (2) confirmation the applicant is willing to serve as a member of the Committee on a voluntary basis, without compensation or reimbursement; (3) the applicant’s contact information (please include address, daytime telephone number, and an email address); and (4) a current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae. Applications may be submitted directly by the individual applying for consideration or by a person or E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 60632 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 210 / Wednesday, November 3, 2021 / Notices organization recommending the candidate for consideration. Members who qualify as special Government employees (SGEs) shall demonstrate that they are in compliance with applicable ethics laws and regulations and comply with any requests or measures necessary to allow the Commission’s Designated Agency Ethics Official to access and review financial disclosure reports and conduct a conflict-of-interest analysis. Except for members who qualify as SGEs, members appointed to represent the interests of a particular group or entity are not subject to Federal rules and requirements that would interfere with that representation. 46 U.S.C. 42503(d)(1). Non-SGE members may be required to comply with Federal rules and laws governing employee conduct that will not impact their ability to represent the interests they were appointed to serve. By the Commission. Rachel E. Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–23981 Filed 11–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6731–02–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–PCSCOTUS–2021–01; Docket No. PCSCOTUS–2021–0001; Sequence No. 5] Office of Asset and Transportation Management; Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States; Notification of Upcoming Public Virtual Meeting and Request for Public Comment Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Request for public comment; meeting notice. AGENCY: GSA is accepting written public comments on the work of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States (Commission). Further, GSA is providing notice of an open public virtual meeting of the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of this meeting is for the Commissioners to vote on amended bylaws and deliberate on revised discussion materials that will inform the report the Commission is charged with preparing pursuant to Executive Order 14023. For more information on the meeting agenda, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. This meeting is open to the public and will be live-streamed at khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Nov 02, 2021 Jkt 256001 www.whitehouse.gov/pcscotus/. Materials relevant to the public meeting will be posted at www.whitehouse.gov/ pcscotus/ prior to the meeting. DATES: The Commission will hold a public virtual meeting on November 19, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). ADDRESSES: This meeting will be conducted virtually on the internet. Interested individuals must register to attend as instructed below. Procedures for Attendance and Public Comment Attendance. This meeting is open to the public and the Commission encourages the public’s attendance. To attend this public virtual meeting, please send an email with the Subject: Registration. In the body of the email, provide your full name, organization (if applicable), email address, and phone number to the Designated Federal Officer, at info@pcscotus.gov. Registration requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST, on November 17, 2021. Registrations received after this day/time may not be processed. Public Comments. Written public comments are being accepted via http:// www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking portal through December 15, 2021. No comments will be accepted after December 15, 2021. To submit a written public comment, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for PCSCOTUS–2021–0001. Then, click on the ‘‘Comment’’ button that shows up in the search results. Select the link ‘‘Comment’’ that corresponds with this notice. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if applicable), and ‘‘PCSCOTUS– 2021–0001, Notification of Upcoming Public Virtual Meeting and Request for Public Comment’’ on your attached document (if applicable). Public comments meeting our public comment policy, included under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, will be shared on Regulations.gov. Comments provided by 5:00 p.m. EST, on November 14, 2021 will be provided to the Commission members in advance of the November 19 public meeting. Comments submitted after this date will still be provided to the Commission members, but please be advised that Commission members may not have adequate time to consider the comments prior to the meeting. Special accommodations. For information on services for individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the Designated Federal Officer at least 10 business days prior to the PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meeting to give GSA as much time as possible to process the request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public virtual meeting, contact Dana Fowler, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration, at info@ pcscotus.gov, 202–501–1777. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Administrator of GSA established the Commission under the Federal Advisory Committee Act on April 26, 2021 pursuant to Executive Order 14023, Establishment of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, issued on April 9, 2021. Per the Executive Order, the Commission shall produce a report for the President that includes the following: (i) An account of the contemporary commentary and debate about the role and operation of the Supreme Court in our constitutional system and about the functioning of the constitutional process by which the President nominates and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoints Justices to the Supreme Court; (ii) The historical background of other periods in the Nation’s history when the Supreme Court’s role and the nominations and advice-and-consent process were subject to critical assessment and prompted proposals for reform; and (iii) An analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals. Meeting Agenda The purpose of this meeting is for the Commissioners to deliberate on revised discussion materials that will inform the report the Commission is charged with preparing pursuant to Executive Order 14023. The tentative agenda will include a vote on an amended by-laws. The remainder of the meeting will follow the structure of these materials as follows: • Introduction: Setting the Stage and Chapter 1: The History of the Reform Debate • Chapter 2: Membership and Size of the Court • Chapter 3: Length of Service and Turnover of Justices on the Court • Chapter 4: The Court’s Role in the Constitutional System • Chapter 5: Case Selection and Review: Docket, Rules, and Practices E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 210 (Wednesday, November 3, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60631-60632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-23981]


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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION


Request for Applications To Fill a Vacancy on the National 
Shipper Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Federal Maritime Commission.

ACTION: Request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Maritime Commission (``Commission'') is requesting 
applications from qualified candidates to be considered for appointment 
as a member of the National Shipper Advisory Committee (``Committee''). 
This recently established Committee will advise the Commission on 
policies relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and 
fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system.

DATES: Applications should be sent to the email address specified below 
and must be received on or before November 17, 2021.

ADDRESSES: All applications should be emailed to the Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), Dylan Richmond, [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dylan Richmond, Designated Federal 
Officer of the National Shipper Advisory Committee, phone: (202) 523-
5810; email: [email protected]. A copy of the Committee's charter can be 
obtained by accessing the Committee website at www.fmc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Shipper Advisory Committee is a 
federal advisory committee. It will operate under the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., and 46 U.S.C. chapter 
425. The Committee was established on January 1, 2021, when the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 became law. 
Public Law 116-283, section 8604, 134 Stat. 3388 (2021). The Committee 
will provide information, insight, and expertise pertaining to 
conditions in the ocean freight delivery system to the Commission. 
Specifically, the Committee will advise the Commission on policies 
relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness 
of the international ocean freight delivery system. 46 U.S.C. 42502(b).
    The Committee consists of twenty-four members, including a Chair 
and a Vice Chair, elected by the Committee from among the Committee's 
members. Id. 42502(c)(1), 42503(g). Twelve members represent entities 
who export cargo from the United States using ocean common carriers and 
twelve members represent entities who import cargo to the United States 
using ocean common carriers. Id. 42502(c)(3).
    On June 7, 2021, the Commission solicited applications for 
inaugural members to the Committee. See 86 FR 31311 (June 11, 2021). 
The Commission received applications until June 30, 2021. Id. After 
considering these applications, the Commission announced the membership 
of the Committee on September 9, 2021. ``FMC Announces National Shipper 
Advisory Committee Membership,'' September 9, 2021, https://www.fmc.gov/fmc-announces-national-shipper-advisory-committee-membership/. The Commission balanced the membership of the Committee by 
considering factors such as commodities shipped, ports used, geographic 
areas served, and origins of cargo, as well as other relevant factors. 
After the Commission announced the list of Committee members, one 
member informed the Designated Federal Officer of a change in their 
employment. Because this change in their employment altered the balance 
of the Committee, the Commission excused that member from the 
Committee, resulting in a vacancy.
    The Commission requests interested persons to submit applications 
to fill the vacancy on the Committee. The vacancy is for an individual 
that will represent an entity who imports cargo to the United States 
using ocean common carriers. The Commission intends to balance the 
membership of the Committee and will consider factors such as 
commodities shipped, ports used, geographic areas served, and origins 
of cargo, as well as other relevant factors. Appointments shall be made 
without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, national 
origin, sex, disability, or religion.
    Members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the 
Commission. Id. 42503(e)(2) and (3). The Commission may require an 
individual to pass an appropriate security background examination 
before appointment to the Committee. Id. 42503(e)(4). Under 46 U.S.C. 
42503(e)(6)(a), membership terms expire on December 31 of the third 
full year after the effective date of the appointment. After a member's 
term expires, the member may continue to serve for up to one year until 
a successor is appointed. Id. 42503(e)(6)(B). Members' terms are 
renewable. Id. 42503(e)(8).
    In accordance with 46 U.S.C. 42503(a), the Committee is required to 
hold meetings at least once a year, but it may meet at the call of the 
Commission or a majority of the Committee members. The Commission plans 
to host Committee meetings at Commission headquarters at 800 North 
Capitol Street Northwest, Washington, DC or virtually using video 
meeting technology. All members will serve at their own expense and 
receive no salary or other compensation from the Federal Government.
    The following information must be included in the package of 
materials submitted for each individual applying for consideration:
    (1) A statement that includes the name and affiliation of the 
applicant and a clear statement regarding the basis for the 
application, including the entity that the individual would represent, 
an explanation of how that entity is an importer of cargo to the United 
States using ocean common carriers, and a description of the 
individual's first-hand experience, knowledge, or expertise in matters 
relating to the international ocean freight delivery system;
    (2) confirmation the applicant is willing to serve as a member of 
the Committee on a voluntary basis, without compensation or 
reimbursement;
    (3) the applicant's contact information (please include address, 
daytime telephone number, and an email address); and
    (4) a current copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae.
    Applications may be submitted directly by the individual applying 
for consideration or by a person or

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organization recommending the candidate for consideration.
    Members who qualify as special Government employees (SGEs) shall 
demonstrate that they are in compliance with applicable ethics laws and 
regulations and comply with any requests or measures necessary to allow 
the Commission's Designated Agency Ethics Official to access and review 
financial disclosure reports and conduct a conflict-of-interest 
analysis. Except for members who qualify as SGEs, members appointed to 
represent the interests of a particular group or entity are not subject 
to Federal rules and requirements that would interfere with that 
representation. 46 U.S.C. 42503(d)(1). Non-SGE members may be required 
to comply with Federal rules and laws governing employee conduct that 
will not impact their ability to represent the interests they were 
appointed to serve.

    By the Commission.
Rachel E. Dickon,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-23981 Filed 11-2-21; 8:45 am]
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