Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter 15 of the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement, 4913-4914 [05-1663]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 19 / Monday, January 31, 2005 / Notices 05) is hereby approved on an accelerated basis. DEPARTMENT OF STATE For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.17 Margaret H. McFarland, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–353 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] 4913 [Public Notice 4981] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 4982] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Degas Sculptures’’ Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Degas Sculptures’’, imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Milwaukee Art Museum, from on or about February 19, 2005, until on or about June 5, 2005, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Richard Lahne, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–453–8058). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. Dated: January 21, 2005. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–1741 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] Determination under Trade Agreements Act of 1979. ACTION: EFFECTIVE DATE: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Fra Angelico’’ SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Fra Angelico,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY from on or about October 25, 2005 to on or about January 29, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Carol B. Epstein, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State, (telephone: 202/453–8048). The address is Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. Dated: January 25, 2005. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–1742 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter 15 of the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement BILLING CODE 4710–08–P Office of the United States Trade Representative. AGENCY: 17 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate jul<14>2003 16:59 Jan 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 January 24, 2005. Jean Heilman Grier, Senior Procurement Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–5097, or Melida Hodgson, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9512. On May 18, 2004, the United States and Australia entered into the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement (‘‘the USAFTA’’). Chapter 15 of the USAFTA sets forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annex 15–A of the USAFTA. On August 3, 2004, the President signed into law the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘the USAFTA Act’’) (Pub. L. 108–286, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In section 101 of the USAFTA Act, the Congress approved the USAFTA and the statement of administrative action proposed to implement the USAFTA that the President submitted to Congress. The USAFTA entered into force on January 1, 2005. Section 1–201 of Executive Order 12260 of December 31, 1980 (46 FR 1653) delegates the functions of the President under Sections 301 and 302 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (‘‘the Trade Agreements Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2511, 2512) to the United States Trade Representative. Now, therefore, I, Robert B. Zoellick, United States Trade Representative, in conformity with the provisions of Sections 301 and 302 of the Trade Agreements Act, and Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out U.S. obligations under Chapter 15 of the USAFTA, do hereby determine that: 1. Australia is a country, which, pursuant to the USAFTA, will provide appropriate reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities to United States products and suppliers of such products. In accordance with section 301(b)(3) of the Trade Agreements Act, Australia is designated for purposes of section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act. 2. With respect to eligible products of Australia (i.e., goods and services covered by the Schedules of the United States in Annex 15–A of the USAFTA) and suppliers of such products, the application of any law, procedure, or practice regarding government procurement that would, if applied to such products and suppliers, result in treatment less favorable than accorded— FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 4914 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 19 / Monday, January 31, 2005 / Notices (A) To United States products and suppliers of such products; or (B) To eligible products of another foreign country or instrumentality which is a party to the Agreement on Government Procurement referred to in section 101(d)(17) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(17)) and suppliers of such products, shall be waived. This waiver shall be applied by all entities listed in the Schedule of the United States to Section 1 of Annex 15– A of the USAFTA, and in list A of the Schedule of the United States to Section 3 of Annex 15–A of the USAFTA. 3. The designation in paragraph 1 and the waiver in paragraph 2 are subject to modification or withdrawal by the United States Trade Representative. Dated: January 24, 2005. Robert B. Zoellick, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 05–1663 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W5–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [LR–1214] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, LR–1214 (TD 7430), Discharge of Liens(§ 301.7425– 3(b)(2)). Written comments should be received on or before April 1, 2005 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Paul Finger, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622–6665, or at Internal Revenue DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:59 Jan 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. Approved: January 21, 2005. Paul Finger, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–1733 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Title: Discharge of Liens. OMB Number: 1545–0854. Regulation Project Number: LR–1214. Abstract: The Internal Revenue Service needs this information in processing a request to sell property subject to a tax lien to determine if the taxpayer has equity in the property. This information will be used to determine the amount, if any, to which the tax lien attaches. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals, business or other for-profit organizations, and farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 24 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 12196 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 12196, Small Business Office Order Blank. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 1, 2005 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Paul Finger, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622–6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Small Business Office Order Blank. OMB Number: 1545–1638. Form Number: Form 12196. Abstract: Form 12196 is used by Small Business Information and Development Centers and One-Stop Capital Shops to order IRS tax forms and publications for distribution to their clients. The form can be faxed directly to the IRS Area Distribution Center for order fulfillment, packaging and mailing. Current Actions: There are currently no changes to Form 12196. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing 
Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter 15 
of the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Determination under Trade Agreements Act of 1979.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 24, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Heilman Grier, Senior Procurement 
Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 
395-5097, or Melida Hodgson, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the 
United States Trade Representative, (202) 395-9512.
    On May 18, 2004, the United States and Australia entered into the 
United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement (``the USAFTA''). Chapter 
15 of the USAFTA sets forth certain obligations with respect to 
government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annex 15-
A of the USAFTA. On August 3, 2004, the President signed into law the 
United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (``the 
USAFTA Act'') (Pub. L. 108-286, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In section 101 of 
the USAFTA Act, the Congress approved the USAFTA and the statement of 
administrative action proposed to implement the USAFTA that the 
President submitted to Congress. The USAFTA entered into force on 
January 1, 2005.
    Section 1-201 of Executive Order 12260 of December 31, 1980 (46 FR 
1653) delegates the functions of the President under Sections 301 and 
302 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (``the Trade Agreements Act'') 
(19 U.S.C. 2511, 2512) to the United States Trade Representative.
    Now, therefore, I, Robert B. Zoellick, United States Trade 
Representative, in conformity with the provisions of Sections 301 and 
302 of the Trade Agreements Act, and Executive Order 12260, and in 
order to carry out U.S. obligations under Chapter 15 of the USAFTA, do 
hereby determine that:
    1. Australia is a country, which, pursuant to the USAFTA, will 
provide appropriate reciprocal competitive government procurement 
opportunities to United States products and suppliers of such products. 
In accordance with section 301(b)(3) of the Trade Agreements Act, 
Australia is designated for purposes of section 301(a) of the Trade 
Agreements Act.
    2. With respect to eligible products of Australia (i.e., goods and 
services covered by the Schedules of the United States in Annex 15-A of 
the USAFTA) and suppliers of such products, the application of any law, 
procedure, or practice regarding government procurement that would, if 
applied to such products and suppliers, result in treatment less 
favorable than accorded--

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    (A) To United States products and suppliers of such products; or
    (B) To eligible products of another foreign country or 
instrumentality which is a party to the Agreement on Government 
Procurement referred to in section 101(d)(17) of the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(17)) and suppliers of such products, 
shall be waived.
    This waiver shall be applied by all entities listed in the Schedule 
of the United States to Section 1 of Annex 15-A of the USAFTA, and in 
list A of the Schedule of the United States to Section 3 of Annex 15-A 
of the USAFTA.
    3. The designation in paragraph 1 and the waiver in paragraph 2 are 
subject to modification or withdrawal by the United States Trade 
Representative.

    Dated: January 24, 2005.
Robert B. Zoellick,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 05-1663 Filed 1-28-05; 8:45 am]
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