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Download as PDF 38238 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices Proposed Issues To Be Addressed The EIS will contain descriptions of the existing environmental and socioeconomic resources within the area that would be affected by construction and operation of the proposed transmission line and upgrades. TVA’s evaluation of potential environmental impacts to these resources will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the potential impacts on water quality, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, endangered and threatened species, wetlands, aesthetics and visual resources, land use, historic and archaeological resources, and socioeconomic resources. The need and purpose of the project will be discussed. Alternatives The results of evaluating the potential environmental impacts and other important issues identified in the scoping process, as well as engineering and economic considerations, will be used by TVA in selecting identifying a preferred alternative. At this time, the range of alternatives TVA has identified for detailed evaluation includes no action and the three alternative solutions described above. The ability of energy conversation to meet projected demands will be addressed. As analyses proceed, one or more alternatives may be eliminated due to technical infeasibility, unacceptable environmental impacts, or unreasonably high economic costs. TVA also expects to evaluate multiple sites for the new substation. Scoping Process Scoping, which is integral to the process for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is a procedure that solicits public input to the EIS process to ensure that: (1) Issues are identified early and properly studied; (2) issues of little significance do not consume substantial time and effort; (3) the draft EIS is thorough and balanced; and (4) delays caused by an inadequate EIS are avoided. TVA’s NEPA procedures require that the scoping process commence soon after a decision has been reached to prepare an EIS in order to provide an early and open process for determining the scope and for identifying the significant issues related to a proposed action. The range of alternatives and the issues to be addressed in the draft EIS will be determined, in part, from written comments submitted by mail or e-mail, and comments presented orally or in writing at any public meetings. The preliminary identification of reasonable alternatives and environmental issues in VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 this notice is not meant to be exhaustive or final. The scoping process will include both interagency and public scoping. The public is invited to submit written comments or e-mail comments on the scope of this EIS no later than the date given under the DATES section of this notice. TVA will conduct a public scoping meeting on July 11, 2005. This informal meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. (CST). The meeting will be held at the Eagleville High School, 500 Highway 99, Eagleville, Tennessee, Tennessee. At the meeting, TVA management and project staff will present overviews of the proposed transmission line project and the EIS process, answer questions, and solicit comments on the issues that the public would like addressed in the EIS. These meetings will be publicized through notices in local newspapers, by TVA press releases, on the TVA Web site at http://www.tva.gov/environment/ calendar.htm and in letters to local elected officials preceding the public meetings. The agencies to be included in the interagency scoping are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Tennessee State Historic Preservation Officer, and other Federal, State, and local agencies, as appropriate. After consideration of the scoping comments, TVA will further identify alternatives and environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS. Following analysis of the environmental consequences of each alternative, TVA will prepare a draft EIS for public review and comment. Notice of availability of the draft EIS will be published by the Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register. TVA will solicit written comments on the draft EIS, and information about possible public meetings to comment on the draft EIS will be announced. TVA expects to release a draft EIS in the fall of 2006 and a final EIS in early 2007. Dated: June 27, 2005. Kathryn J. Jackson, Executive Vice President, River System Operations & Environment. [FR Doc. 05–13013 Filed 6–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Notice Regarding the 2003 and 2004 Annual Reviews Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In January 2005, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice specifying the results of the preliminary review of petitions it received in September 2004 in connection with the annual ATPA review and modifying the schedule for consideration of the remaining petitions. The January 2005 notice also specified the status of the petitions filed in 2003 that have remained under review. The Trade Policy Staff Committee has decided to continue the review of pending petitions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett M. Harman, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, at (202) 395–9446. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.), as renewed and amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act of 2002 (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210), provides trade benefits for eligible Andean countries. Pursuant to section 3103(d) of the ATPDEA, USTR promulgated regulations (15 CFR part 2016) (68 FR 43922) regarding the review of eligibility of countries for the benefits of the ATPA, as amended. In a Federal Register notice dated August 17, 2004, USTR initiated the 2004 ATPA Annual Review and announced a deadline of September 15, 2004 for the filing of petitions (69 FR 51138). Several of these petitions requested the review of certain practices in certain beneficiary developing countries regarding compliance with the eligibility criteria set forth in sections 203 (c) and (d) and section 204(b)(6)(B) of the ATPA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3203 (c) and (d); 19 U.S.C. 3203(b)(6)(B)). In a Federal Register notice dated January 18, 2005 (70 FR 2921), USTR published the results of the preliminary review of these petitions. The TPSC terminated the review of one petition and modified the date for the announcement of results for both the remaining 2004 petitions and the remaining 2003 petitions to on or about May 31, 2005. With respect to the outstanding petitions, the TPSC is modifying the schedule for the review, in accordance E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices with 15 CFR 2016.2(b). The results will be announced in the fall 2005 notice specifying the results of the preliminary review of petitions the TPSC receives as part of the 2005 annual review. Following is the list of all petitions that remain under review: Peru: Engelhard Peru: Princeton Dover Peru: LeTourneau Peru: Duke Energy Ecuador: AFL–CIO; Human Rights Watch; and US/LEAP Ecuador: Chevron Texaco Ecuador: Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Peru: Parsons Corporation Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 05–12984 Filed 6–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W5–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Revision of Mexico’s Government Entities and Enterprises Covered by the Government Procurement Chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Revision of Mexico’s government entities and enterprises covered in the government procurement chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), coverage of the government procurement chapter is based on positive lists of government entities and enterprises for each NAFTA Party (United States, Canada and Mexico). The lists for each Party are contained in its Schedules to Annex 1001.1a–1 (Federal Government Entities) and Annex 1001.1a–2 (Government Enterprises) of the NAFTA Chapter on Government Procurement. The Chapter provides a process for rectifications and modifications of the Schedules. In 2004, Mexico modified its Schedules to reflect changes in its government structure. The Parties have approved the changes to Mexico’s federal government entities and government enterprises schedules. Mexico published its revised Schedules ´ in the Diario Oficial de la Federacion de ´ Mexico in February 2005. The revised Mexican Schedules are set out below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information please contact Dawn Shackleford, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9461 or Dawn_Shackleford@ustr.eop.gov, or David Weems, Department of VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 Commerce, (202) 482–5415 or David_Weems@ita.doc.gov. The legal text of the NAFTA, including the Chapter on Government Procurement and related Annexes can be found on the NAFTA Secretariat Web site at http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org. Mexico’s revised Schedules are included on that site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mexico’s Revised Schedule of Federal Government Entities in Annex 1001.1a–1 ´ ´ 1. Secretarıa de Gobernacion ´ • Secretarıa General del Consejo ´ Nacional de Poblacion ´ • Archivo General de la Nacion • Instituto Nacional de Estudios ´ ´ Historicos de la Revolucion Mexicana ´ • Centro Nacional de Prevencion de Desastres • Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal ´ ´ ´ • Secretarıa Tecnica de la Comision Calificadora de Publicaciones y Revistas Ilustradas ´ • Centro de Produccion de Programas Informativos y Especiales ´ • Coordinacion General de la ´ Comision Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados ´ • Instituto Nacional de Migracion ´ ´ ´ • Secretarıa Tecnica de la Comision para Asuntos de la Frontera Norte ´ 2. Secretarıa de Relaciones Exteriores ´ ´ • Seccion Mexicana de la Comision ´ Internacional de Lımites y Aguas ´ Mexico–EE.UU. ´ ´ • Seccion Mexicana de la Comision ´ Internacional de Lımites y Aguas ´ Mexico—Guatemala—Belice ´ • Instituto de Mexico ´ ´ 3. Secretarıa de Hacienda y Credito ´ Publico ´ • Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores ´ • Comision Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas ´ • Instituto Nacional de Estadıstica, ´ ´ Geografıa e Informatica ´ • Servicio de Administracion Tributaria • Fideicomiso Programa de Mejoramiento de los Medios de ´ Informaica y de Control de las Autoridades Aduaneras (FIDEMICA) ´ • Servicio de Administracion de Bienes Asegurados ´ • Comision Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro ´ 4. Secretarıa de Agricultura, ´ Ganaderıa, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y ´ Alimentacion ´ • Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologıa del Agua • Instituto Nacional de ´ Investigaciones Forestales, Agrıcolas y Pecuarias PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38239 • Apoyos y Servicios a la ´ Comercializacion Agropecuaria (ASERCA) ´ • Comision Nacional de Acuacultura y Pesca • Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria ´ • Servicio de Informacion y ´ Estadıstica Agroalimentaria y Pesquera ´ • Servicio Nacional de Inspeccion y ´ Certificacion de Semillas • Instituto Nacional de Pesca ´ 5. Secretarıa de Comunicaciones y Transportes ´ • Comision Federal de Telecomunicaciones • Instituto Mexicano de Transporte ´ ´ 6. Secretarıa de Economıa ´ • Comision Federal de Mejora Regulatoria ´ • Comision Federal de Competencia ´ ´ ´ 7. Secretarıa de Educacion Publica ´ • Instituto Nacional de Antropologıa e Historia • Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura ´ • Radio Educacion ´ • Centro de Ingenierıa y Desarrollo Industrial • Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes ´ • Comision Nacional del Deporte • Instituto Nacional de Derechos de Autor ´ 8. Secretarıa de Salud ´ • Administracion del Patrimonio de ´ la Beneficencia Publica ´ • Centro Nacional de la Transfusion ´ Sanguınea ´ • Laboratorio de Biologicos y ´ Reactivos de Mexico ´ • Centro Nacional de Rehabilitacion ´ • Centro Nacional para la Prevencion y Control del VIH/SIDA • Centro Nacional de Vigilancia ´ Epidemiologica • Centro Nacional para la Salud de la Infancia y Adolescencia ´ ´ • Comision Federal para la Proteccion contra Riesgos Sanitarios • Servicios de Salud Mental ´ • Comision Nacional de Arbitraje ´ Medico • Centro Nacional de Transplantes ´ ´ 9. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 126 (Friday, July 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38238-38239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12984]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Notice Regarding 
the 2003 and 2004 Annual Reviews

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In January 2005, the Office of the United States Trade 
Representative (USTR) published a notice specifying the results of the 
preliminary review of petitions it received in September 2004 in 
connection with the annual ATPA review and modifying the schedule for 
consideration of the remaining petitions. The January 2005 notice also 
specified the status of the petitions filed in 2003 that have remained 
under review. The Trade Policy Staff Committee has decided to continue 
the review of pending petitions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett M. Harman, Deputy Assistant 
U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, at (202) 395-9446.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.), as 
renewed and amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication 
Act of 2002 (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-210), 
provides trade benefits for eligible Andean countries. Pursuant to 
section 3103(d) of the ATPDEA, USTR promulgated regulations (15 CFR 
part 2016) (68 FR 43922) regarding the review of eligibility of 
countries for the benefits of the ATPA, as amended.
    In a Federal Register notice dated August 17, 2004, USTR initiated 
the 2004 ATPA Annual Review and announced a deadline of September 15, 
2004 for the filing of petitions (69 FR 51138). Several of these 
petitions requested the review of certain practices in certain 
beneficiary developing countries regarding compliance with the 
eligibility criteria set forth in sections 203 (c) and (d) and section 
204(b)(6)(B) of the ATPA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3203 (c) and (d); 19 
U.S.C. 3203(b)(6)(B)).
    In a Federal Register notice dated January 18, 2005 (70 FR 2921), 
USTR published the results of the preliminary review of these 
petitions. The TPSC terminated the review of one petition and modified 
the date for the announcement of results for both the remaining 2004 
petitions and the remaining 2003 petitions to on or about May 31, 2005.
    With respect to the outstanding petitions, the TPSC is modifying 
the schedule for the review, in accordance

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with 15 CFR 2016.2(b). The results will be announced in the fall 2005 
notice specifying the results of the preliminary review of petitions 
the TPSC receives as part of the 2005 annual review. Following is the 
list of all petitions that remain under review:
Peru: Engelhard
Peru: Princeton Dover
Peru: LeTourneau
Peru: Duke Energy
Ecuador: AFL-CIO; Human Rights Watch; and US/LEAP
Ecuador: Chevron Texaco
Ecuador: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
Peru: Parsons Corporation

Carmen Suro-Bredie,
Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. 05-12984 Filed 6-30-05; 8:45 am]
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