Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment, 49491-49492 [E6-13916]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 23, 2006 / Notices Presidential Libraries. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 23, 2006 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Paperwork Reduction Act Comments (NHP), Room 4400, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740– 6001; or faxed to 301–837–3213; or electronically mailed to tamee.fechhelm@nara.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301–837–1694, or fax number 301–837–3213. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. The comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways, including the use of information technology, to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by this collection. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the NARA request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Volunteer Service Application. OMB number: 3095–0060. Agency form number: NA Form 6045. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Individuals or households. Estimated number of respondents: 2,300. Estimated time per response: 25 minutes. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total annual burden hours: 958 hours. Abstract: NARA uses volunteer resources to enhance its services to the public and to further its mission of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Aug 22, 2006 Jkt 208001 providing ready access to essential evidence. Volunteers assist in outreach and public programs and provide technical and research support for administrative, archival, library, and curatorial staff. NARA uses a standard way to recruit volunteers and assess the qualifications of potential volunteers. The NA Form 6045, Volunteer Service Application Form, is used by members of the public to signal their interest in being a NARA volunteer and to identify their qualifications for this work. 49491 at the NRC Web site, http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, or 301–415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated: August 17, 2006. Martha Morphy, Assistant Archivist for Information Services. [FR Doc. E6–13926 Filed 8–22–06; 8:45 am] Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of August, 2006. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Margaret H. Chernoff, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II– 2, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E6–13940 Filed 8–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. 50–259] Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment Tennessee Valley Authority; Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Unit No. 1; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has granted the request of the Tennessee Valley Authority (the licensee), to withdraw its application for proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. 50–259 issued to the licensee for operation of the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Unit No. 1, located in Limestone County, Alabama. The proposed amendment would have revised the Technical Specifications to increase the emergency diesel generator allowed outage time. The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2005 (70 FR 2898). However, by letter dated August 4, 2006, the licensee withdrew the proposed change. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated December 6, 2004, as supplemented October 28, 2005, and the licensee’s letter dated August 4, 2006, which withdrew the application for license amendment. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management Systems (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for written submissions from the public. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2242), requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. Section 182 is commonly referred to as the ‘‘Special 301’’ provision of the Trade Act. In addition, USTR is required to determine which of those countries should be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. In its Special 301 Report issued on April 28, 2006, USTR announced the results of the 2006 Special 301 review and stated that Outof-Cycle Reviews (OCRs) would be conducted for Indonesia, Canada, Chile, Latvia and Saudi Arabia. USTR requests written comments from the public concerning the acts, policies, and practices relevant for this review under Section 182 of the Trade Act. DATES: Submissions for Indonesia and Chile must be received on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2006. Submissions for Canada, Latvia and Saudi Arabia must be received on or before 5 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2006. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Sybia Harrison, Special Assistant to the Section 301 Committee, and sent (i) Electronically, to the E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 49492 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 23, 2006 / Notices following e-mail address: FR0627@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review: Indonesia, Canada, Chile, Latvia and Saudi Arabia’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to (202) 395–9458, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the e-mail address above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel S. Bae, Director for Intellectual Property, Office of the United States Trade Representative, at (202) 395– 4510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act, USTR must identify those countries that deny adequate and effective protection for intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. Those countries that have the most onerous or egregious acts, policies, or practices and whose acts, policies, or practices have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on relevant U.S. products may be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, policies, or practices that are the basis of a country’s designation as a Priority Foreign Country are normally the subject of an investigation under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act. On April 28, 2006, USTR announced the results of the 2006 Special 301 review, including an announcement that Out-of-Cycle Reviews (OCRs) would be conducted for Indonesia, Canada, Chile, Latvia and Saudi Arabia. Additional countries may also be reviewed as a result of the comments received pursuant to this notice, or as warranted by events. Requirements For Comments: Comments should include a description of the problems experienced, and the effect of the acts, policies, and practices on U.S. industry. Comments should be as detailed as possible and should provide all necessary information for assessing the effect of the acts, policies, and practices. Any comments that include quantitative loss claims should be accompanied by the methodology used in calculating such estimated losses. Comments must be in English. No submissions will be accepted via postal service mail. Documents should be submitted as either WordPerfect, MS Word, or text (.TXT) files. Supporting documentation submitted as spreadsheets is acceptable as Quattro Pro or Excel files. A submitter requesting that information contained in a comment be treated as confidential business information must certify that such information is business VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Aug 22, 2006 Jkt 208001 confidential and would not customarily be released to the public by the submitter. A non-confidential version of the comment must also be provided. For any document containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC– ’’, and the file name of the public version should begin with the character ‘‘P–’’. The ‘‘P–’’ or ‘‘BC–’’ should be followed by the name of the submitter. Submissions should not include 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. All comments should be addressed to Sybia Harrison, Special Assistant to the Section 301 Committee, and sent (i) Electronically, to the following e-mail address: FR0627@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review: Indonesia, Canada, Chile, Latvia and Saudi Arabia’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to (202) 395–9458, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the e-mail address above. Public Inspection of Submissions: Within one business day of receipt, nonconfidential submissions will be placed in a public file, open for inspection at the USTR reading room, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Annex Building, 1724 F Street, NW., Room 1, Washington, DC. An appointment to review the file must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance and may be made by calling Jacqueline Caldwell at (202) 395–6186. The USTR reading room is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Victoria Espinel, Assistant USTR for Intellectual Property. [FR Doc. E6–13916 Filed 8–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W6–P [Release No. 34–54327; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–47] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 2 Thereto Relating to the Member Firm Guarantee for FLEX Equity Options August 16, 2006. On May 12, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–13932 Filed 8–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 A ‘‘member firm guarantee’’ provides, under certain conditions, a member firm with the ability to cross a specified percentage of a customer order with its own proprietary order before specialists and/or registered options traders in the trading crowd can participate in the transaction. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54104 (July 5, 2006), 71 FR 39374. 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 6 In approving this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 8 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 42455 (February 24, 2000), 65 FR 11388 (March 2, 2000). See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51275 (February 28, 2005), 70 FR 10709 (March 4, 2005) (File No. SR–Amex–2005–002). 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 10 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 2 17 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PO 00000 Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 to amend Amex Rule 904G(e)(iii) to increase the member firm guarantee for FLEX equity options from 25% to 40%.3 The Amex filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change on June 5, 2006 and subsequently withdrew Amendment No. 1. The Amex filed Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule change on June 12, 2006. The proposed rule change, as amended, was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 12, 2006.4 The Commission received no comments on the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change. After careful consideration, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act 5 and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange,6 and in particular with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act.7 The Commission notes that under the proposal the member firm guarantee for FLEX equity options could not exceed 40% of an order. The Commission has found with respect to participation guarantees in other contexts that a maximum guarantee of 40% is not inconsistent with statutory standards of competition and free and open markets.8 It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,9 that the proposed rule change (SR–Amex–2006– 47), as amended, is hereby approved. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 23, 2006)]
[Notices]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 
1974: Request for Public Comment

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Request for written submissions from the public.

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SUMMARY: Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 
2242), requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to 
identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of 
intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access 
to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. Section 
182 is commonly referred to as the ``Special 301'' provision of the 
Trade Act. In addition, USTR is required to determine which of those 
countries should be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. In its 
Special 301 Report issued on April 28, 2006, USTR announced the results 
of the 2006 Special 301 review and stated that Out-of-Cycle Reviews 
(OCRs) would be conducted for Indonesia, Canada, Chile, Latvia and 
Saudi Arabia. USTR requests written comments from the public concerning 
the acts, policies, and practices relevant for this review under 
Section 182 of the Trade Act.

DATES: Submissions for Indonesia and Chile must be received on or 
before 5 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2006. Submissions for Canada, 
Latvia and Saudi Arabia must be received on or before 5 p.m. on Monday, 
October 2, 2006.

ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Sybia Harrison, Special 
Assistant to the Section 301 Committee, and sent (i) Electronically, to 
the

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following e-mail address: FR0627@ustr.eop.gov, with ``Special 301 Out-
of-Cycle Review: Indonesia, Canada, Chile, Latvia and Saudi Arabia'' in 
the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to (202) 395-9458, with a 
confirmation copy sent electronically to the e-mail address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel S. Bae, Director for 
Intellectual Property, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative, at (202) 395-4510.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act, 
USTR must identify those countries that deny adequate and effective 
protection for intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable 
market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property 
protection. Those countries that have the most onerous or egregious 
acts, policies, or practices and whose acts, policies, or practices 
have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on relevant U.S. 
products may be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, 
policies, or practices that are the basis of a country's designation as 
a Priority Foreign Country are normally the subject of an investigation 
under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act.
    On April 28, 2006, USTR announced the results of the 2006 Special 
301 review, including an announcement that Out-of-Cycle Reviews (OCRs) 
would be conducted for Indonesia, Canada, Chile, Latvia and Saudi 
Arabia. Additional countries may also be reviewed as a result of the 
comments received pursuant to this notice, or as warranted by events.
    Requirements For Comments: Comments should include a description of 
the problems experienced, and the effect of the acts, policies, and 
practices on U.S. industry. Comments should be as detailed as possible 
and should provide all necessary information for assessing the effect 
of the acts, policies, and practices. Any comments that include 
quantitative loss claims should be accompanied by the methodology used 
in calculating such estimated losses.
    Comments must be in English. No submissions will be accepted via 
postal service mail. Documents should be submitted as either 
WordPerfect, MS Word, or text (.TXT) files. Supporting documentation 
submitted as spreadsheets is acceptable as Quattro Pro or Excel files. 
A submitter requesting that information contained in a comment be 
treated as confidential business information must certify that such 
information is business confidential and would not customarily be 
released to the public by the submitter. A non-confidential version of 
the comment must also be provided. For any document containing business 
confidential information, the file name of the business confidential 
version should begin with the characters ``BC-'', and the file name of 
the public version should begin with the character ``P-''. The ``P-'' 
or ``BC-'' should be followed by the name of the submitter. Submissions 
should not include 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.
    All comments should be addressed to Sybia Harrison, Special 
Assistant to the Section 301 Committee, and sent (i) Electronically, to 
the following e-mail address: FR0627@ustr.eop.gov, with ``Special 301 
Out-of-Cycle Review: Indonesia, Canada, Chile, Latvia and Saudi 
Arabia'' in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to (202) 395-9458, with a 
confirmation copy sent electronically to the e-mail address above.
    Public Inspection of Submissions: Within one business day of 
receipt, non-confidential submissions will be placed in a public file, 
open for inspection at the USTR reading room, Office of the United 
States Trade Representative, Annex Building, 1724 F Street, NW., Room 
1, Washington, DC. An appointment to review the file must be scheduled 
at least 48 hours in advance and may be made by calling Jacqueline 
Caldwell at (202) 395-6186. The USTR reading room is open to the public 
from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday.

Victoria Espinel,
Assistant USTR for Intellectual Property.
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