Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Extension of Waiver of Missile Proliferation Sanctions Against Chinese Government Activities, 14049-14050 [E6-3977]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 53 / Monday, March 20, 2006 / Notices Anyone wishing to attend or to make a presentation must contact Ronald Carlson, in writing or by fax, in order to be put on the agenda. Ronald Carlson, Branch Manager, SBA, Cincinnati Branch Office, 550 Main Street, Room 2–522, Cincinnati, OH 45202, phone (513) 684–2814, Ext. 205, fax (515) 684– 3251, e-mail: Ronald.carlson@sba.gov. For more information, see our Web site at http://www.sba.gov/ombudsman. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ACTION: BILLING CODE 8025–01–P Sincerely, Matthew K. Becker, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E6–3950 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BILLING CODE 8025–01–P letter or fax no later than Friday, March 31, 2006 in order to be put on the agenda. Franklin J. Sciortino, District Director, Buffalo District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration, Niagara Center, 540 Niagara Center, 130 S. 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VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Mar 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5348] Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Extension of Waiver of Missile Proliferation Sanctions Against Chinese Government Activities AGENCY: Department of State. Notice. SUMMARY: A determination has been made to extend the waiver of import sanctions against certain activities of the Chinese government that was announced on September 19, 2003, pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act, as amended. EFFECTIVE DATE: [Public Notice 5324] March 18, 2006. Pam Durham, Office of Missile Threat Reduction, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State (202–647–4931). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Renewal of the Charter of the United States International Telecommunication Advisory Committee A determination was made on September 14, 2005, pursuant to section 73(e) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797b(e)) that it was essential to the national security of the United States to waive for a period of six months the import sanction described in Section 73(a)(2)(C) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797b(a)(2)(C)) against the activities of the Chinese government described in section 74(a)(8)(B) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797c(a)(8)(B))—i.e., activities of the Chinese government relating to the development or production of any missile equipment or technology and activities of the Chinese government affecting the development or production of electronics, space systems or equipment, and military aircraft (see Federal Register Vol 68, No. 182, Friday, Sept. 19, 2003). This action was effective on September 18, 2005. On March 13, 2006, a determination was made pursuant to section 73(e) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797b(e)) that it is essential to the national security of the United States to extend the waiver period for an additional six months, effective from the date of expiration of the previous waiver (March 18, 2006). These measures shall be implemented by the responsible agencies as provided in Executive Order 12851 of June 11, 1993. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary: The Charter of the United States International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) has been renewed for an additional two years. ITAC is established under the general authority of the Secretary of State and the Department of State as set forth in Title 22, sections 2656 and 2707, of the United States Code. The purpose of the ITAC is to advise the Department of State with respect to, and provide strategic planning recommendations on, telecommunication and information policy matters related to the United States’ participation in the work of the International Telecommunication Union, the Permanent Consultative Committees of the Organization of American States Inter-American Telecommunication Commission, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and other international bodies addressing telecommunications. ITAC provides advice on matters of U.S. policy and preparation of positions for meetings of international and regional organizations pertaining to telecommunication and information issues. Anne D. Jillson, Foreign Affairs Officer, International Communications and Information Policy, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–3976 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 14050 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 53 / Monday, March 20, 2006 / Notices Dated: March 14, 2006. Stephen G. Rademaker, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–3977 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5347] Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for Pipeline Facilities To Be Operated and Maintained on the Border of the United States Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has received an application from PMC (Nova Scotia) Company (‘‘PMC Nova Scotia’’) for itself, and on behalf of Plains Marketing Canada L.P. (both Canadian companies), for a Presidential permit, pursuant to Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004, to operate and maintain a pipeline crossing the U.S.-Canada border at a point near Raymond, Montana. In 1972, the Department originally issued a permit to construct, operate and maintain this oil pipeline to Wascana Pipe Line Incorporated. According to the PMC Nova Scotia application, Wascana Pipe Line Ltd. was dissolved in 1999 and its assets distributed to the Murphy Oil Company Ltd. These assets, including the Wascana River pipeline, were subsequently acquired from Murphy Oil Company Ltd. in May, 2001 by PMC Nova Scotia, for itself and on behalf of Plains Marketing Canada, L.P. Therefore, PMC Nova Scotia for itself, and on behalf of Plains Marketing Canada L.P., seeks a new Presidential permit reflecting the change of ownership. PMC Nova Scotia and Plains Marketing Canada are direct subsidiaries of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., a Texas partnership. The existing pipeline originates eight miles northeast of Poplar, Montana, and runs to the international boundary between the U.S. and Canada at a point near Raymond, Montana, then connects to similar facilities in the Province of Alberta, Canada. PMC Nova Scotia has, in written correspondence to the Department of State, committed to abide by the relevant terms and conditions of the permit previously held by Wascana Pipe Line Ltd. Further, PMC Nova Scotia indicated in that correspondence that the operation of the pipeline will remain essentially unchanged from that VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Mar 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 previously permitted. Therefore, in accordance with 22 CFR 161.7(b)(3) and the Department’s Procedures for Issuance of a Presidential Permit Where There Has Been a Transfer of the Underlying Facility, Bridge or Border Crossing for Land Transportation (70 FR 30990, May 31, 2005), the Department of State does not intend to conduct an environmental review of the application unless information is brought to its attention that the transfer potentially would have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. As required by E.O. 13337, the Department of State is circulating this application to concerned federal agencies for comment. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit, in duplicate, comments relative to this proposal on or before April 19, 2006 to Charles Esser, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. The application and related documents that are part of the record to be considered by the Department of State in connection with this application are available for inspection in the Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Esser, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy (EB/ESC/ IEC/EPC), U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520; or by telephone at (202) 647–1291; or by fax at (202) 647–4037. The alternate contact is Matthew T. McManus in the same office, with telephone number (202) 647–3423. Dated: March 10, 2006. Matthew T. McManus, Acting Director, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–3973 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter 9 of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement and Chapter 9 of the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement for El Salvador Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Determination under Trade Agreements Act of 1979. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Effective Date: March 20, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dawn Shackleford, Director for International Procurement, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9461, or Jason Kearns, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9439. On June 15, 2004, the United States and Morocco entered into the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (‘‘the USMFTA’’). Chapter 9 of the USMFTA sets forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annexes 9–A–1 and 9–A– 3 of the USMFTA. On August 17, 2004, the President signed into law the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘the USMFTA Act’’) (Pub. L. 108–302, 118 Stat. 1103) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In section 101(a) of the USMFTA Act, the Congress approved the USMFTA and the statement of administrative action proposed to implement the USMFTA that the President submitted to the Congress. The USMFTA entered into force on January 1, 2006. On August 5, 2004, the United States and El Salvador entered into the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘the CAFTA–DR’’). Chapter 9 of the CAFTA–DR sets forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annex 9.1.2(b)(i) of the CAFTA–DR. On August 2, 2005, the President signed into law the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘the CAFTA–DR Act’’) (Pub. L. No. 109–53, 119 Stat. 462) (19 U.S.C. 4001 note). In section 101(a) of the CAFTA–DR Act, the Congress approved the CAFTA–DR and the statement of administrative action proposed to implement the CAFTA–DR that the President submitted to Congress. The CAFTA–DR entered into force on March 1, 2006 for El Salvador. 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, Rob Portman, 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 9 of each the E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 53 (Monday, March 20, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14049-14050]
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[FR Doc No: E6-3977]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5348]


 Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Extension 
of Waiver of Missile Proliferation Sanctions Against Chinese Government 
Activities

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: A determination has been made to extend the waiver of import 
sanctions against certain activities of the Chinese government that was 
announced on September 19, 2003, pursuant to the Arms Export Control 
Act, as amended.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 18, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Durham, Office of Missile Threat 
Reduction, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, 
Department of State (202-647-4931).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A determination was made on September 14, 
2005, pursuant to section 73(e) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 
U.S.C. 2797b(e)) that it was essential to the national security of the 
United States to waive for a period of six months the import sanction 
described in Section 73(a)(2)(C) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 
U.S.C. 2797b(a)(2)(C)) against the activities of the Chinese government 
described in section 74(a)(8)(B) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 
U.S.C. 2797c(a)(8)(B))--i.e., activities of the Chinese government 
relating to the development or production of any missile equipment or 
technology and activities of the Chinese government affecting the 
development or production of electronics, space systems or equipment, 
and military aircraft (see Federal Register Vol 68, No. 182, Friday, 
Sept. 19, 2003). This action was effective on September 18, 2005.
    On March 13, 2006, a determination was made pursuant to section 
73(e) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797b(e)) that it is 
essential to the national security of the United States to extend the 
waiver period for an additional six months, effective from the date of 
expiration of the previous waiver (March 18, 2006).
    These measures shall be implemented by the responsible agencies as 
provided in Executive Order 12851 of June 11, 1993.


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    Dated: March 14, 2006.
Stephen G. Rademaker,
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and 
Nonproliferation Department of State.
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