Trade Policy Staff Committee; Notice of Availability and Request for Public Comment on Interim Environmental Review of United States-United Arab Emirates (UAE) Free Trade Agreement, 30991 [05-10774]

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DATES: Comments on the draft environmental review are requested by July 15, 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 May 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 63169, Nov. 18, 1999) and its implementing guidelines (65 FR 79442, Dec. 19, 2000) and report on such reviews to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 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. 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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-
United Arab Emirates (UAE) 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.-UAE 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 July 
15, 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 
63169, Nov. 18, 1999) and its implementing guidelines (65 FR 79442, 
Dec. 19, 2000) and report on such reviews to the Committee on Ways and 
Means of the House of 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: FR0509@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line: ``US-UAE 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 
(http://www.ustr.gov).

Carmen Suro-Bredie,
Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. 05-10774 Filed 5-27-05; 8:45 am]
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