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[FR Doc. 05–8180 Filed 4–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Trade Policy Staff Committee; Notice of Availability and Request for Public Comment on Interim Environmental Review of United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), on behalf of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), seeks comment on the interim environmental review of the proposed U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The interim environmental review is available at http:// www.ustr.gov/Trade_Sectors/ Environment/Environmental_Reviews/ Section_Index.html. Copies of the review will also be sent to interested members of the public by mail upon request. DATES: Comments on the draft environmental review are requested by May 31, 2005 to inform the negotiations and the review of the final agreement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning public comments, contact Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, TPSC, Office of the USTR, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, telephone (202) 395–3475. Questions concerning the environmental review, or requests for copies, should be addressed to David Brooks, Environment and Natural Resources Section, Office of the USTR, telephone 202–395–7320. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Trade Act of 2002, signed by the President on August 6, 2002, provides that the President shall conduct environmental reviews of [certain] trade agreements consistent with Executive Order 13121—Environmental Review of Trade Agreements (64 FR 63,169, Nov. 18, 1999) and its implementing guidelines (65 FR 79,442, Dec. 19, 2000) and report on such reviews to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of E:\TEMP\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 21266 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 78 / Monday, April 25, 2005 / Notices Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate. The Order and guidelines are available at http:// www.ustr.gov/Trade_Sectors/ Environment/Section_Index.html. The purpose of environmental reviews is to ensure that policymakers and the public are informed about reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts of trade agreements (both positive and negative), to identify complementarities between trade and environmental objectives, and to help shape appropriate responses if environmental impacts are identified. Reviews are intended to be one tool, among others, for integrating environmental information and analysis into the fluid, dynamic process of trade negotiations. USTR and the Council on Environmental Quality jointly oversee implementation of the Order and Guidelines. USTR, through the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), is responsible for conducting the individual reviews. rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Written Comments In order to facilitate prompt processing of submissions of comments, the Office of the United States Trade Representative strongly urges and prefers e-mail submissions in response to this notice. Persons submitting comments by e-mail should use the following e-mail address: FR0510@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line: ‘‘US—Oman FTA Interim Environmental Review.’’ Documents should be submitted as a Word Perfect, MSWord, or text (.TXT) file. Persons who make submissions by e-mail should not provide separate cover letters; information that might appear in a cover letter should be included in the submission itself. To the extent possible, any attachments to the submission should be included in the same file as the submission itself, and not as separate files. If submission by email is impossible, comments should be made by facsimile to (202) 395–6143, attention: Gloria Blue. Written comments will be placed in a file open to public inspection in the USTR Reading Room at 1724 F Street, NW., Washington DC. An appointment to review the file may be made by calling (202) 395–6186. The Reading Room is open to the public from 10–12 a.m. and from 1–4 p.m., Monday through Friday. General information concerning the Office of the United States Trade Representative may be obtained by VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:51 Oct 19, 2009 Jkt 220001 accessing its Internet Web site (www.ustr.gov). Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 05–8223 Filed 4–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W5–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Proposed Advisory Circular 23–13A, Fatigue, Fail-Safe, and Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structure for Part 23 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed advisory circular AC 23–13A, and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed advisory circular, Advisory Circular (AC) 23–13A, Fatigue, Fail-Safe, and Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structure for part 23 Airplanes. The AC provides information and guidance on acceptable means, but not the only means of compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 23, applicable to fatigue, fail-safe, and damage tolerance evaluations of metallic structure in normal, utility, aerobatic, and commuter category airplanes. The proposed AC is a significant revision to the existing AC 23–13, incorporating a reader friendly question and answer format, updated guidance based on recent policy documents, and updated flight load spectra. The proposed AC also provides information on approval of continued operational flight with known cracks in the structure of small airplanes. Finally, it consolidates existing policy documents, and certain technical reports, into a single document. This notice is necessary to give all interested people an opportunity to present their views on the proposed AC. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 24, 2005. 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Comments should identify AC number 23–13A. Send comments, in duplicate, to the address specified above. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered before issuing the final AC. The proposed AC can be found and downloaded from the Internet at http://www.faa.gov/certification/aircraft in a few days. A paper copy of the proposed AC may be obtained by contacting the person named above under the caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on April 15, 2005. Nancy C. Lane, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–8137 Filed 4–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport Kalamazoo, MI Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent of waiver with respect to land. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 78 (Monday, April 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21265-21266]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8223]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Trade Policy Staff Committee; Notice of Availability and Request 
for Public Comment on Interim Environmental Review of United States-
Oman Free Trade Agreement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), on behalf 
of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), seeks comment on the 
interim environmental review of the proposed U.S.-Oman Free Trade 
Agreement (FTA). The interim environmental review is available at 
http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Sectors/Environment/Environmental_Reviews/
Section_Index.html. Copies of the review will also be sent to 
interested members of the public by mail upon request.

DATES: Comments on the draft environmental review are requested by May 
31, 2005 to inform the negotiations and the review of the final 
agreement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning 
public comments, contact Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, TPSC, Office 
of the USTR, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, telephone (202) 
395-3475. Questions concerning the environmental review, or requests 
for copies, should be addressed to David Brooks, Environment and 
Natural Resources Section, Office of the USTR, telephone 202-395-7320.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Trade Act of 2002, signed by the 
President on August 6, 2002, provides that the President shall conduct 
environmental reviews of [certain] trade agreements consistent with 
Executive Order 13121--Environmental Review of Trade Agreements (64 FR 
63,169, Nov. 18, 1999) and its implementing guidelines (65 FR 79,442, 
Dec. 19, 2000) and report on such reviews to the Committee on Ways and 
Means of the House of

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Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate. The Order 
and guidelines are available at http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Sectors/
Environment/Section_Index.html.
    The purpose of environmental reviews is to ensure that policymakers 
and the public are informed about reasonably foreseeable environmental 
impacts of trade agreements (both positive and negative), to identify 
complementarities between trade and environmental objectives, and to 
help shape appropriate responses if environmental impacts are 
identified. Reviews are intended to be one tool, among others, for 
integrating environmental information and analysis into the fluid, 
dynamic process of trade negotiations. USTR and the Council on 
Environmental Quality jointly oversee implementation of the Order and 
Guidelines. USTR, through the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), is 
responsible for conducting the individual reviews.

Written Comments

    In order to facilitate prompt processing of submissions of 
comments, the Office of the United States Trade Representative strongly 
urges and prefers e-mail submissions in response to this notice. 
Persons submitting comments by e-mail should use the following e-mail 
address: FR0510@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line: ``US--Oman FTA 
Interim Environmental Review.'' Documents should be submitted as a Word 
Perfect, MSWord, or text (.TXT) file. Persons who make submissions by 
e-mail should not provide separate cover letters; information that 
might appear in a cover letter should be included in the submission 
itself. To the extent possible, any attachments to the submission 
should be included in the same file as the submission itself, and not 
as separate files. If submission by e-mail is impossible, comments 
should be made by facsimile to (202) 395-6143, attention: Gloria Blue.
    Written comments will be placed in a file open to public inspection 
in the USTR Reading Room at 1724 F Street, NW., Washington DC. An 
appointment to review the file may be made by calling (202) 395-6186. 
The Reading Room is open to the public from 10-12 a.m. and from 1-4 
p.m., Monday through Friday.
    General information concerning the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative may be obtained by accessing its Internet Web site 
(www.ustr.gov).

Carmen Suro-Bredie,
Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. 05-8223 Filed 4-22-05; 8:45 am]
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