Free Trade Agreements; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on U.S.-Chile FTA Dispute Settlement Rosters, 73056-73058 [E5-7028]

Download as PDF 73056 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 235 / Thursday, December 8, 2005 / Notices and the availability of funds. Awards made will be subject to periodic reporting and evaluation requirements per section VI.3 above. Dated: November 29, 2005. Dina Habib Powell, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E5–7073 Filed 12–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–35–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5241] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit to Construct a New Commercial Border Crossing at San Luis, Arizona DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5240] Department of State. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice Convening an Accountability Review Board to Examine the Circumstances of the Death of DS Special Agent Stephen Sullivan and Seven Security Contractors in September 2005 16:29 Dec 07, 2005 Jkt 208001 Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has received an application for a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, operation and maintenance of a new commercial border crossing at San Luis, Arizona, known hereafter as the ‘‘San Luis II’’ crossing. This application has been filed by the Greater Yuma (Arizona) Port Authority. The construction project, which would be carried out in partnership with a number of local, state, federal and bi-national entities, is designed to alleviate pressure on the current Port of Entry at San Luis, Arizona (designated as San Luis I) by allowing for the separation of commercial traffic from noncommercial/privately operated vehicles. The Department of State’s jurisdiction with respect to this application is based upon Executive Order 11423, dated August 16, 1968, as amended by Executive Order 12847, dated May 17, 1993, Executive Order 13284, dated January 23, 2003 and Executive Order 13337, dated April 30, 2004. As provided in E.O. 11423, the Department is circulating this application to concerned agencies for comment. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit, in duplicate, comments relative to this application on or before January 13, 2006 to John A. Ritchie, Coordinator, U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs, WHA/MEX, Room 4258, Department of State, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Ritchie, Coordinator, U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs, WHA/MEX, Room 4258, Department of State, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520. Telephone: (202) 647–8529, fax: (202) 647–5752. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The application and related documents made part of the record to be considered by the Department of State in connection with this application are SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 301 of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, as amended (22 U.S.C. 4831 et seq.), the Secretary of State has determined that recent attacks on two official motorcades in Iraq involved loss of life that was at or related to a U.S. mission abroad. Therefore, the Secretary has convened an Accountability Review Board to examine the facts and the circumstances of the attacks and to report to me such findings and recommendations as it deems appropriate, in keeping with the enclosed mandate. In these two attacks, Diplomatic Security Special Agent Stephen Sullivan was killed along with seven security contractors. The Secretary has appointed Edward G. Lanpher, a retired U.S. Ambassador, as Chair of the Board. He will be assisted by M. 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E5–7075 Filed 12–7–05; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available for review in the Office of Mexican Affairs, Border Affairs Unit, Department of State, during normal business hours throughout the comment period. Any questions related to this notice may be addressed to Mr. Ritchie using the contact information above. Dated: December 2, 2005. Roberta S. Jacobson, Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E5–7074 Filed 12–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Free Trade Agreements; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on U.S.Chile FTA Dispute Settlement Rosters Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Invitation for Applications. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Chile FTA) requires the establishment of four rosters of individuals that would be available to serve as panelists in dispute settlement proceedings under the Agreement. A general roster is required to be established under Chapter Twenty-Two: Dispute Settlement. Chapter Twelve on Financial Services, Chapter Eighteen on Labor, and Chapter Nineteen on Environment require the establishment of specific rosters requiring financial services, labor, and environment expertise, respectively. DATES: Applications should be received no later than December 30, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to FR0602@ustr.eop.gov, Attn: ‘‘U.S.-Chile FTA Panelist Applications’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the form of the application, contact Sandy McKinzy, Litigation Assistant, USTR Office of Monitoring and Enforcement, at (202) 395–3582. For other inquiries, contact ´ ´ Marıa L. Pagan, Associate General Counsel, at (202) 395–7305. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dispute Settlement Mechanism of U.S.Chile Free Trade Agreement The Chile FTA sets out detailed procedures for the resolution of disputes over compliance with the obligations set out in the agreement. Dispute settlement involves three stages: (1) Lower level consultations between the Parties to try to arrive at a mutually satisfactory E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 235 / Thursday, December 8, 2005 / Notices resolution of the matter; (2) cabinetlevel consultations; and, (3) resort to a neutral panel to make a determination as to whether a Party is in compliance with its obligations under the agreement. The panel is composed of three individuals chosen by the Parties. The Chile FTA requires the establishment of a general dispute settlement roster from which panelists shall normally be selected. The roster must be comprised of at least 20 individuals, at least six of whom should be non-nationals of either Party. Once established, the roster remains in effect for a minimum of three years. See Chile FTA, Article 22.7. The Chile FTA also requires the establishment of three additional rosters, one each for disputes under the Financial Services Chapter (Chapter Twelve), the Labor Chapter (Chapter Eighteen), and the Environment Chapter (Chapter Nineteen). The financial services roster must be comprised of up to 10 individuals, up to four of whom must be non-nationals of either Party. See Chile FTA, Article 12.17. The labor roster must be comprised of up to 12 individuals, four of whom must be nonnationals of either Party. See Chile FTA, Article 18.7. The environment roster must be comprised of at least 12 individuals, four of whom must be nonnationals of either Party. See Chile FTA, Article 19.7. Upon each request for establishment of a panel, potential panelists will be requested to complete a disclosure form, which will be used to identify possible conflicts of interest or appearances thereof. The disclosure form requests information regarding financial interests and affiliations, including information regarding the identity of clients of the potential panelist and, if applicable, clients of the potential panelist’s firm. The text of the Chile FTA can be found through the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Web site (www.ustr.gov/Trade_ Agreements/ Section_Index.html). Criteria for Eligibility for Qualification as Panelist To qualify as a panelist for the general roster an individual must: (1) Have expertise or experience in law, international trade, other matters covered by the Agreement, or the resolution of disputes arising under international trade agreements; (2) be objective, reliable, and possess sound judgment; (3) be independent of, and not be affiliated with or take instructions from any Party; and (4) comply with a code of conduct. The United States seeks at least 10 individuals, at least three of whom must VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Dec 07, 2005 Jkt 208001 be non-nationals of the United States or Chile. To qualify as a panelist for the financial services roster an individual must have expertise or experience in financial services law or practice, which may include the regulation of financial institutions, and meet the qualifications set out in (2) through (4) above. The United States seeks at least five individuals, up to two of whom should be non-nationals of the United States or Chile. To qualify as a panelist for the labor roster an individual must have expertise or experience in labor law or its enforcement, or in the resolution of disputes arising under international agreements, and meet the qualifications set out in (2) through (4) above. The United States seeks six individuals, two of whom must be non-nationals of the United States or Chile. To qualify as a panelist for the environment roster an individual must have expertise or experience in environmental law or its enforcement, international trade, or the resolution of disputes arising under international trade agreements, and meet the qualifications set out in (2) through (4) above. The United States seeks at least six individuals, at least two of whom must be non-nationals of the United States or Chile. Procedures for Selection of Roster Members An interagency committee chaired by USTR prepares a preliminary list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the various rosters and lists. After consultation with the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, USTR selects the final list of individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the rosters and lists. Applications Eligible individuals who wish to be considered for the Chile FTA rosters are invited to submit applications. Persons submitting applications may either send one copy by fax to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640, or transmit a copy electronically to FR0602@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘Chile FTA Panelist Application’’ in the subject line. USTR encourages the submission of documents in Adobe PDF format, as attachments to an electronic mail. Interested persons who make submissions by electronic mail should not provide separate cover letters; information that might appear in a cover letter should be included in the submission itself. Similarly, to the extent possible, any attachments to the submission should be included in the PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73057 same file as the submission itself, and not as separate files. Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed ‘‘Application for Consideration as a Chile FTA Panelist.’’ Applicants must specify for which of the four rosters they wish to be considered: General, Financial Services, Labor, or Environment. Applicants may specify more than one roster. Applications should include the following information, and each section of the application should be numbered as indicated: 1. Name of the applicant. 2. Business address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address. 3. Citizenship(s). 4. Current employment, including title, description of responsibility, and name and address of employer. 5. Relevant education and professional training. 6. Spanish language fluency, written and spoken. 7. Post-education employment history, including the dates and addresses of each prior position and a summary of responsibilities. 8. Relevant professional affiliations and certifications, including, if any, current bar memberships in good standing. 9. A list and copies of publications, testimony, and speeches, if any, concerning the relevant area of expertise. Judges or former judges should list relevant judicial decisions. Only one copy of publications, testimony, speeches, and decisions need be submitted. 10. A list of international trade proceedings or domestic proceedings relating to international trade matters in which the applicant has provided advice to a party or otherwise participated. 11. Summary of any current and past employment by, or consulting or other work for, the Government of the United States or for the Government of Chile. 12. The names and nationalities of all foreign principals for whom the applicant is currently or has previously been registered pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., and the dates of all registration periods. 13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for service on the FTA dispute settlement panels, including information relevant to the applicant’s familiarity with international trade law and relevant area(s) for the roster(s) for which the applicant seeks to be considered, and willingness and ability to make time commitments necessary for service on panels. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 73058 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 235 / Thursday, December 8, 2005 / Notices 14. On a separate page, the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers of three individuals willing to provide information concerning the applicant’s qualifications for service, including the applicant’s character, reputation, reliability, judgment, and familiarity with the relevant area of expertise. Public Disclosure Applications normally will not be subject to public disclosure. Applications may be shared with other agencies, the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives, the Finance Committee of the Senate, and the Government of Chile for their consideration in determining whether to appoint persons to the rosters. False Statements False statements by applicants regarding their personal or professional qualifications, or financial or other relevant interests that bear on the applicants’ suitability for placement on the roster or appointment to a panel are subject to criminal sanctions under 18 U.S.C. 1001. Paperwork Reduction Act This notice contains a collection of information provision subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) that has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’). Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB number. This notice’s collection of information burden is only for those persons who wish voluntarily to apply for consideration as a possible Chile FTA panelist. It is expected that the collection of information burden will be under 3 hours. This collection of information contains no annual reporting or recordkeeping burden. This collection of information was approved by OMB under OMB Control Number 0350–0013. Please send comments regarding the collection of information burden or any other aspect of the information collection to USTR at the above e-mail address or fax number. Privacy Act The following statements are made in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). Provision of the information requested above is voluntary; however, failure to provide the information will preclude VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Dec 07, 2005 Jkt 208001 your consideration as a candidate to be a Chile FTA panelist. The information provided is needed, and will be used by USTR, other federal government trade policy officials concerned with dispute settlement under the Chile FTA, and officials of the Government of Chile to select well-qualified individuals to serve as panelists. Daniel E. Brinza, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 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Minutes: TC23/TC123 Passenger Tariff Coordinating Conference, Geneva, September 5–9, 2005. (Memo 0136). Tables: TC23/TC123 Passenger Tariff Coordinating Conference (SP–4185), Geneva, 5–9 September 2005 Specified Fares Tables. (Memo 0069 and Memo 0071). Technical Correction: TC23/TC123 Passenger Tariff Coordinating Conference (SP–4185). Geneva, September 5–9, 2005 Specified Fares Tables (Memo 072). Intended effective date: April 1, 2006. Docket Number: OST–2005–23126. Date Filed: November 22, 2005. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: PTC3 Mail Vote 468. Special Passenger Amending Resolution 010b, from Singapore to Brunei, Macao SAR, Philippines. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Intended effective date: December 1, 2005. Docket Number: OST–2005–23139. Date Filed: November 22, 2005. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: TC123 Passenger Tariff Coordinating Conferences, Bangkok, October 24–November 1, 2005. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Free Trade Agreements; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion 
on U.S.-Chile FTA Dispute Settlement Rosters

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Invitation for Applications.

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SUMMARY: The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Chile FTA) 
requires the establishment of four rosters of individuals that would be 
available to serve as panelists in dispute settlement proceedings under 
the Agreement. A general roster is required to be established under 
Chapter Twenty-Two: Dispute Settlement. Chapter Twelve on Financial 
Services, Chapter Eighteen on Labor, and Chapter Nineteen on 
Environment require the establishment of specific rosters requiring 
financial services, labor, and environment expertise, respectively.

DATES: Applications should be received no later than December 30, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to 
FR0602@ustr.eop.gov, Attn: ``U.S.-Chile FTA Panelist Applications'' in 
the subject line, or (ii) by fax to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-3640.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the form of 
the application, contact Sandy McKinzy, Litigation Assistant, USTR 
Office of Monitoring and Enforcement, at (202) 395-3582. For other 
inquiries, contact Mar[iacute]a L. Pag[aacute]n, Associate General 
Counsel, at (202) 395-7305.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Dispute Settlement Mechanism of U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement

    The Chile FTA sets out detailed procedures for the resolution of 
disputes over compliance with the obligations set out in the agreement. 
Dispute settlement involves three stages: (1) Lower level consultations 
between the Parties to try to arrive at a mutually satisfactory

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resolution of the matter; (2) cabinet-level consultations; and, (3) 
resort to a neutral panel to make a determination as to whether a Party 
is in compliance with its obligations under the agreement. The panel is 
composed of three individuals chosen by the Parties.
    The Chile FTA requires the establishment of a general dispute 
settlement roster from which panelists shall normally be selected. The 
roster must be comprised of at least 20 individuals, at least six of 
whom should be non-nationals of either Party. Once established, the 
roster remains in effect for a minimum of three years. See Chile FTA, 
Article 22.7. The Chile FTA also requires the establishment of three 
additional rosters, one each for disputes under the Financial Services 
Chapter (Chapter Twelve), the Labor Chapter (Chapter Eighteen), and the 
Environment Chapter (Chapter Nineteen). The financial services roster 
must be comprised of up to 10 individuals, up to four of whom must be 
non-nationals of either Party. See Chile FTA, Article 12.17. The labor 
roster must be comprised of up to 12 individuals, four of whom must be 
non-nationals of either Party. See Chile FTA, Article 18.7. The 
environment roster must be comprised of at least 12 individuals, four 
of whom must be non-nationals of either Party. See Chile FTA, Article 
19.7.
    Upon each request for establishment of a panel, potential panelists 
will be requested to complete a disclosure form, which will be used to 
identify possible conflicts of interest or appearances thereof. The 
disclosure form requests information regarding financial interests and 
affiliations, including information regarding the identity of clients 
of the potential panelist and, if applicable, clients of the potential 
panelist's firm.
    The text of the Chile FTA can be found through the Office of the 
U.S. Trade Representative Web site (www.ustr.gov/Trade_Agreements/
Section_Index.html).

Criteria for Eligibility for Qualification as Panelist

    To qualify as a panelist for the general roster an individual must: 
(1) Have expertise or experience in law, international trade, other 
matters covered by the Agreement, or the resolution of disputes arising 
under international trade agreements; (2) be objective, reliable, and 
possess sound judgment; (3) be independent of, and not be affiliated 
with or take instructions from any Party; and (4) comply with a code of 
conduct. The United States seeks at least 10 individuals, at least 
three of whom must be non-nationals of the United States or Chile.
    To qualify as a panelist for the financial services roster an 
individual must have expertise or experience in financial services law 
or practice, which may include the regulation of financial 
institutions, and meet the qualifications set out in (2) through (4) 
above. The United States seeks at least five individuals, up to two of 
whom should be non-nationals of the United States or Chile.
    To qualify as a panelist for the labor roster an individual must 
have expertise or experience in labor law or its enforcement, or in the 
resolution of disputes arising under international agreements, and meet 
the qualifications set out in (2) through (4) above. The United States 
seeks six individuals, two of whom must be non-nationals of the United 
States or Chile.
    To qualify as a panelist for the environment roster an individual 
must have expertise or experience in environmental law or its 
enforcement, international trade, or the resolution of disputes arising 
under international trade agreements, and meet the qualifications set 
out in (2) through (4) above. The United States seeks at least six 
individuals, at least two of whom must be non-nationals of the United 
States or Chile.

Procedures for Selection of Roster Members

    An interagency committee chaired by USTR prepares a preliminary 
list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the various rosters and 
lists. After consultation with the Senate Committee on Finance and the 
House Committee on Ways and Means, USTR selects the final list of 
individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the rosters 
and lists.

Applications

    Eligible individuals who wish to be considered for the Chile FTA 
rosters are invited to submit applications. Persons submitting 
applications may either send one copy by fax to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 
395-3640, or transmit a copy electronically to FR0602@ustr.eop.gov, 
with ``Chile FTA Panelist Application'' in the subject line. USTR 
encourages the submission of documents in Adobe PDF format, as 
attachments to an electronic mail. Interested persons who make 
submissions by electronic mail should not provide separate cover 
letters; information that might appear in a cover letter should be 
included in the submission itself. Similarly, 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.
    Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed 
``Application for Consideration as a Chile FTA Panelist.'' Applicants 
must specify for which of the four rosters they wish to be considered: 
General, Financial Services, Labor, or Environment. Applicants may 
specify more than one roster. Applications should include the following 
information, and each section of the application should be numbered as 
indicated:
    1. Name of the applicant.
    2. Business address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail 
address.
    3. Citizenship(s).
    4. Current employment, including title, description of 
responsibility, and name and address of employer.
    5. Relevant education and professional training.
    6. Spanish language fluency, written and spoken.
    7. Post-education employment history, including the dates and 
addresses of each prior position and a summary of responsibilities.
    8. Relevant professional affiliations and certifications, 
including, if any, current bar memberships in good standing.
    9. A list and copies of publications, testimony, and speeches, if 
any, concerning the relevant area of expertise. Judges or former judges 
should list relevant judicial decisions. Only one copy of publications, 
testimony, speeches, and decisions need be submitted.
    10. A list of international trade proceedings or domestic 
proceedings relating to international trade matters in which the 
applicant has provided advice to a party or otherwise participated.
    11. Summary of any current and past employment by, or consulting or 
other work for, the Government of the United States or for the 
Government of Chile.
    12. The names and nationalities of all foreign principals for whom 
the applicant is currently or has previously been registered pursuant 
to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., and the 
dates of all registration periods.
    13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for 
service on the FTA dispute settlement panels, including information 
relevant to the applicant's familiarity with international trade law 
and relevant area(s) for the roster(s) for which the applicant seeks to 
be considered, and willingness and ability to make time commitments 
necessary for service on panels.

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    14. On a separate page, the names, addresses, telephone and fax 
numbers of three individuals willing to provide information concerning 
the applicant's qualifications for service, including the applicant's 
character, reputation, reliability, judgment, and familiarity with the 
relevant area of expertise.

Public Disclosure

    Applications normally will not be subject to public disclosure. 
Applications may be shared with other agencies, the Ways and Means 
Committee of the House of Representatives, the Finance Committee of the 
Senate, and the Government of Chile for their consideration in 
determining whether to appoint persons to the rosters.

False Statements

    False statements by applicants regarding their personal or 
professional qualifications, or financial or other relevant interests 
that bear on the applicants' suitability for placement on the roster or 
appointment to a panel are subject to criminal sanctions under 18 
U.S.C. 1001.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This notice contains a collection of information provision subject 
to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') that has been approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget (``OMB''). Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, no person is required to respond to nor shall a 
person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection 
of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that 
collection of information displays a currently valid OMB number. This 
notice's collection of information burden is only for those persons who 
wish voluntarily to apply for consideration as a possible Chile FTA 
panelist. It is expected that the collection of information burden will 
be under 3 hours. This collection of information contains no annual 
reporting or recordkeeping burden. This collection of information was 
approved by OMB under OMB Control Number 0350-0013. Please send 
comments regarding the collection of information burden or any other 
aspect of the information collection to USTR at the above e-mail 
address or fax number.

Privacy Act

    The following statements are made in accordance with the Privacy 
Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). Provision of the information 
requested above is voluntary; however, failure to provide the 
information will preclude your consideration as a candidate to be a 
Chile FTA panelist. The information provided is needed, and will be 
used by USTR, other federal government trade policy officials concerned 
with dispute settlement under the Chile FTA, and officials of the 
Government of Chile to select well-qualified individuals to serve as 
panelists.

Daniel E. Brinza,
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement.
[FR Doc. E5-7028 Filed 12-7-05; 8:45 am]
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