Trade Policy Staff Committee; Notice of Availability and Request for Public Comment on Interim Environmental Review of United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement, 75281-75282 [E6-21316]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 240 / Thursday, December 14, 2006 / Notices or by e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street; Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden Street; and the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green Street, has agreed to make the draft supplement to the GEIS available for public inspection. Any interested party may submit comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS for consideration by the NRC staff. To be certain of consideration, comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS and the proposed action must be received by February 28, 2007. Comments received after the due date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC staff is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Written comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS should be sent to: Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mail Stop T–6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Comments may be hand-delivered to the NRC at 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T–6D59, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Electronic comments may be submitted to the NRC by e-mail at PilgrimEIS@nrc.gov. All comments received by the Commission, including those made by Federal, State, local agencies, Native American Tribes, or other interested persons, will be made available electronically at the Commission’s PDR in Rockville, Maryland, and through ADAMS. The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document. The public meeting will be held on January 24, 2007, at the Radisson Plymouth Harbor Ballroom, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360. There will be two sessions to accommodate interested parties. The first session will convene at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until 4:30 p.m., as necessary. The second session will convene at 7 p.m. with a repeat of the overview portions of the meeting and will continue until 10 p.m., as necessary. Both meetings will be transcribed and will include: (1) A presentation of the contents of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS, and (2) the opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the draft report. Additionally, the NRC staff will host informal discussions one hour prior to the start of each session at the same location. No comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS will be accepted during the informal VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Dec 13, 2006 Jkt 211000 discussions. To be considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public meeting or in writing. Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments at the meeting by contacting Ms. Alicia Williamson, the NRC Environmental Project Manager at 1–800–368–5642, extension 1878, or by e-mail at PilgrimEIS@nrc.gov, no later than January 17, 2007. Members of the public may also register to provide oral comments within 15 minutes of the start of each session. Individual, oral comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the number of persons who register. If special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, the need should be brought to Ms. Alicia Williamson attention no later than January 10, 2007, to provide the NRC staff adequate notice to determine whether the request can be accommodated. For Further Information Contact: Ms. Alicia Williamson, Environmental Branch B, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop O–11F1, Washington, DC, 20555–0001. Ms. Alicia Williamson may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of December, 2007. For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Robert Schaaf, Acting Branch Chief, Environmental Branch B, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E6–21272 Filed 12–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P 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-Korea Free Trade Agreement Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. AGENCY: 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 United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The interim environmental review is available at http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Sectors/ Environment/Environmental_Reviews/ PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75281 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 January 16, 2007 to inform the negotiations and the environmental 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 Fed. Reg. 63,169, Nov. 18, 1999) and its implementing guidelines (65 Fed. Reg. 79,442, 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 E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 75282 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 240 / Thursday, December 14, 2006 / Notices following e-mail address: FR0610@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line: ‘‘Korea 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 email 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 (www.ustr.gov). Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. E6–21316 Filed 12–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 71 FR 71597, December 11, 2006. STATUS: Open Meeting. PLACE: 100 F Street, NE., Auditorium, LL–002, Washington, DC. DATE AND TIME OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETING: Wednesday, December 13, 2006. Additional Item. The following matter will also be considered as part of Item 3 during the 10 a.m. Open Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2006: The Commission will consider whether to propose changes to its requirements for attestation reports. Commissioner Casey, as duty officer, determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES CHANGE IN THE MEETING: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Dec 13, 2006 Jkt 211000 any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: December 11, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–9722 Filed 12–12–06; 10:53 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54902; File No. SR–DTC– 2006–13] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Depository Trust Company; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Clarify Deposit Service Procedures To Help Assure Compliance With OFAC Regulations December 8, 2006. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 notice is hereby given that on August 11, 2006, The Depository Trust Company (‘‘DTC’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared primarily by DTC. DTC filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 2 and Rule 19b–4(f)(1) 3 thereunder so that the proposal was effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The proposed rule change clarifies recent changes to DTC’s Deposit Service procedures. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, DTC included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. DTC has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(1). 2 15 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements.4 A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change The proposed rule change clarifies recent changes that DTC made to its Deposit Service procedures.5 As part of those changes, DTC requires participants to certify to DTC that the participant screened the name of the party in whose name a deposited security certificate is registered against the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets and Control (‘‘OFAC’’) list of Specially Designated Nationals and against OFAC’s regulations and that there were no matches identified by such comparison. The purpose of this rule filing is to clarify that if the certificate has been assigned by the party in whose name the security was registered, participants only need to certify that they have screened the name of the most recent assignee and that there were no matches identified.6 DTC believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of Section 17A of the Act 7 and the rules and regulations thereunder because it should improve DTC’s ability to comply with applicable laws thereby reducing regulatory risks and associated costs to DTC and its participants. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition DTC does not believe that the proposed rule change will have any impact or impose any burden on competition. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments relating to the proposed rule change have not been solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 8 and Rule 19b–4(f)(1) 9 4 The Commission has modified the text of the summaries prepared by FICC. 5 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54120 (Jul. 10, 2006); 71 FR 40562 (Jul. 17, 2006). 6 DTC Important Notice #B9959–06 (Jul. 18, 2006). 7 15 U.S.C. 78q–1. 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 9 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(1). E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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[Notices]
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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-
Korea 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 United States-Korea 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 
January 16, 2007 to inform the negotiations and the environmental 
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 
Fed. Reg. 63,169, Nov. 18, 1999) and its implementing guidelines (65 
Fed. Reg. 79,442, 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

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following e-mail address: FR0610@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line: 
``Korea 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 
(www.ustr.gov).

Carmen Suro-Bredie,
Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. E6-21316 Filed 12-13-06; 8:45 am]
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