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Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meetings

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of open meetings.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for public meetings of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).

DATES:

The meetings will be held on October 19, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and October 20, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST).

ADDRESSES:

The meetings on October 19 and 20 will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Research Library (Room 1894), Washington, DC 20230.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services (OSCPBS), International Trade Administration. (Phone: (202) 482-1135 or Email: richard.boll@trade.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background: The Committee was established under the discretionary authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). It provides advice to the Secretary of Commerce on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and provides advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. For more information about the Committee visit: http://trade.gov/​td/​services/​oscpb/​supplychain/​acscc/​.

Matters To Be Considered: Committee members are expected to continue to discuss the major competitiveness-related topics raised at the previous Committee meetings, including trade and competitiveness; freight movement and policy; information technology and data requirements; regulatory issues; finance and infrastructure; and workforce development. The Committee's subcommittees will report on the status of their work regarding these topics. The agendas may change to accommodate Committee business. The Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services will post the final detailed agendas on its Web site, http://trade.gov/​td/​services/​oscpb/​supplychain/​acscc/​, at least one week prior to the meeting.

The meetings will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The public meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Richard Boll, at (202) 482-1135 or richard.boll@trade.gov five (5) business days before the meeting.

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the Committee at any time before and after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of this meeting must send them to the Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 11014, Washington, DC 20230, or email to richard.boll@trade.gov.

For consideration during the meetings, and to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meetings, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on October 12, 2016. Comments received after October 12, 2016, will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be considered at the meetings. The minutes of the meetings will be posted on the Committee Web site within 60 days of the meeting.

In addition, this notice expands the comment period on the ACSCC Freight Policy and Movement Subcommittee's recommendation that was discussed on ACSCC conference call held on September 7, 2016 to October 1, 2016. The recommendation will be available on the ACSCC Web site, http://trade.gov/​td/​services/​oscpb/​supplychain/​acscc/​. Written comments are due by close of business on October 1, 2016. Parties wishing to submit written comments regarding this Start Printed Page 64873recommendation must send them to the Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 11014, Washington, DC 20230, or email to richard.boll@trade.gov.

The Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services will post the draft recommendations and the final agenda on the Committee Web site at least one week prior to the meeting. Please provide any comments on the draft recommendations to Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, International Trade Administration. (Phone: (202) 482-1135 or Email: richard.boll@trade.gov) at least six days prior to the conference call, in order to ensure adequate time to distribute the comments for Committee review. The conference call will be open to the public for comments on a first-come, first-served basis, with thirty minutes available for public comments. Access lines are limited. The minutes of the meetings will be posted on the Committee Web site within 60 days of the meeting.

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Dated: September 15, 2016.

Maureen Smith,

Director, Office of Supply Chain.

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[FR Doc. 2016-22654 Filed 9-20-16; 8:45 am]

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