[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50888-50889]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20288]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Renewal of and Solicitation of Nominations for 
Membership on the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of Renewal of and Solicitation of Nominations for 
Membership on the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) announces the 
renewal of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC or 
``Committee'') on August 13, 2014 for a two-year term to expire on 
August 13, 2016, and is seeking nominations for 40 members to be 
appointed for the new charter term. The purpose of the CINTAC is to 
advise the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and 
administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of civil nuclear 
goods and services in accordance with applicable U.S. laws and 
regulations, for use by the Department in its role as a member of the 
Civil Nuclear Trade Working Group of the Trade Promotion Coordinating 
Committee and the Department's active participation in the Atoms for 
Prosperity interagency group to promote U.S. civil nuclear trade.

DATES: All applications for immediate consideration for appointment 
must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on September 
25, 2014. After that date, ITA will continue to accept applications 
under this notice through July 1, 2016 to fill any vacancies that may 
arise.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted in pdf or MS Word format 
via email to jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov, via FAX to 202-482-5665, or 
via mail to Jonathan Chesebro, Office of Energy & Environmental 
Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Chesebro, Office of Energy 
and Environmental Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone 
202-482-1297 or email jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background and Authority

    The Department renewed the CINTAC charter on August 13, 2014 for an 
additional two years, pursuant to the Department of Commerce authority 
under 15 U.S.C. 1512 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as 
amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The CINTAC functions solely as an advisory 
committee in accordance with the provisions of FACA. As noted in the 
SUMMARY, CINTAC advises the Secretary of Commerce regarding the 
development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of 
civil nuclear goods and services for use by the Department in its role 
as a member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Working Group of the Trade 
Promotion Coordinating Committee and the Department's active 
participation in the Atoms for Prosperity interagency group to promote 
U.S. civil nuclear trade. In particular, the Committee advises on 
matters including, but not limited to:
    (1) Matters concerning trade policy development and negotiations 
relating to U.S. civil nuclear exports;
    (2) The effect of U.S. Government policies, regulations, programs, 
and foreign government policies and practices on the export of U.S. 
civil nuclear goods and services;
    (3) The competitiveness of U.S. industry and its ability to compete 
for civil nuclear products and services opportunities in international 
markets, including specific problems in exporting, and provide specific 
recommendations regarding U.S. Government and public/private actions to 
assist civil nuclear companies in expanding their exports;
    (4) The identification of priority civil nuclear products and 
services markets with the potential for high immediate returns for U.S. 
exports, as well as emerging markets with a longer-term potential for 
U.S. exports;
    (5) Strategies to increase private sector awareness and effective 
use of U.S. Government export promotion programs, and recommendations 
on how U.S. Government programs may be more efficiently designed and 
coordinated;
    (6) The development of complementary industry and trade association 
export promotion programs, including ways for greater and more 
effective coordination of U.S. Government efforts with private sector 
organizations' civil nuclear industry export promotion efforts; and

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    (7) The development of U.S. Government programs to encourage 
producers of civil nuclear products and services to enter new foreign 
markets, in connection with which CINTAC may advise on how to gather, 
disseminate, and promote awareness of information on civil nuclear 
exports and related trade issues.

II. Membership

    CINTAC shall consist of approximately 40 members appointed by the 
Secretary, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce 
guidance and based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the 
Committee. Members shall represent U.S. entities involved in the export 
of civil nuclear products and services and reflect the diversity of 
this sector, including in terms of entities' size and geographic 
location. The Committee shall also represent the diversity of company 
or organizational roles in the development of civil nuclear energy 
projects, including, for example, U.S. civil nuclear manufacturing and 
services companies, U.S. utilities, U.S. trade associations, and other 
U.S. organizations in the U.S. civil nuclear sector. The Secretary 
shall appoint to the Committee at least one individual representing 
each of the following:
    a. Civil nuclear manufacturing and services companies;
    b. small businesses;
    c. utilities;
    d. trade associations in the civil nuclear sector;
    e. research institutions and universities; and
    f. private sector organizations involved in strengthening the 
export competitiveness of U.S. civil nuclear products and services.
    Members shall serve in a representative capacity, expressing the 
views and interests of a U.S. entity, as well as its particular 
subsector; they are, therefore, not Special Government Employees. Each 
member of the Committee must be a U.S. citizen and must not be 
registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration 
Act. No member may represent a U.S. entity that is majority owned or 
controlled by a foreign government entity (or foreign government 
entities).
    Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary from the date 
of appointment to the Committee to the date on which the Committee's 
charter terminates on August 13, 2016. The Secretary shall designate 
the Committee Chair and Vice Chair. The Chair and Vice Chair shall 
serve in those positions at the pleasure of the Secretary. Members must 
attend a minimum of fifty percent of Committee meetings and a majority 
of subcommittee and working group activities to remain members. Failure 
to meet this minimum participation requirement could result in 
membership termination.

III. Compensation

    Members of the CINTAC will not be compensated for their services or 
reimbursed for their travel expenses.

IV. Nominations

    The Secretary of Commerce invites nominations to the CINTAC for the 
charter term consistent with the above membership requirements. Self-
nominations will be accepted. If you are interested in nominating 
someone to become a member of the CINTAC, please provide the following 
information (2 pages maximum):
    (1) Name;
    (2) Title;
    (3) Work phone, fax, and, email address;
    (4) Name of entity to be represented and address including Web site 
address;
    (5) Short biography of nominee including credentials;
    (6) Brief description of the entity and its business activities, 
size (number of employees and annual sales), and export markets served; 
and,
    (7) An affirmative statement that the applicant and entity to be 
represented meet all eligibility criteria, specifically addressing that 
the applicant:
    (a) Is a U.S. citizen; and
    (b) Is not required to register as a foreign agent under the 
Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.
    Please do not send organization brochures or any other information.
    All nominations should be submitted in pdf or MS Word format via 
email to jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov, via FAX to 202-482-5665, or via 
mail to Jonathan Chesebro, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, 
Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.
    Nominations for immediate consideration must be received by 5:00 
p.m. EDT September 25, 2014. Nominees selected for appointment to 
CINTAC will be notified by return mail.

    Dated: August 20, 2014.
Jonathan Chesebro,
Energy Team Leader, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries 
(Acting).
[FR Doc. 2014-20288 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
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