Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the 2006 Annual Review for Products and Country Practices, 2033-2035 [E7-474]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 17, 2007 / Notices 2.2 Optional Changes and Variations [LICENSEE] is not proposing any variations or deviations from the TS changes described in the TSTF–448, Revision 3, or the applicable parts of the NRC staff’s model safety evaluation dated [DATE]. Note: The Applicant should state which parts of Section 3.0 of the model SE are applicable to its facility, since these sections contain variations based on the plant-specific design and existing TS requirements. 2.3 License Condition Regarding Initial Performance of New Surveillance and Assessment Requirements [LICENSEE] proposes the following as a license condition to support implementation of the proposed TS changes: Upon implementation of Amendment No. xxx adopting TSTF–448, Revision 3, the determination of control room envelope (CRE) unfiltered air inleakage as required by SR 3.7.[10].[4], in accordance with TS 5.5.[18].c.(i), the assessment of CRE habitability as required by Specification 5.5.[18].c.(ii), and the measurement of CRE pressure as required by Specification 5.5.[18].d, shall be considered met. Following implementation: (a) The first performance of SR 3.7.[10.5], in accordance with Specification 5.5.[18].c.(i), shall be within the specified Frequency of 6 years, plus the 15-month allowance of SR 3.0.2, as measured from [date], the date of the most recent successful tracer gas test, as stated in the [date] letter response to Generic Letter 2003–01, or within the next 15 months if the time period since the most recent successful tracer gas test is greater than 6 years. (b) The first performance of the periodic assessment of CRE habitability, Specification 5.5.[18].c.(ii), shall be within 3 years, plus the 9-month allowance of SR 3.0.2, as measured from [date], the date of the most recent successful tracer gas test, as stated in the [date] letter response to Generic Letter 2003–01, or within the next 9 months if the time period since the most recent successful tracer gas test is greater than 3 years. 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[3.2 Commitments] [Note: The Applicant should state regulatory commitments proposed in support VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:58 Jan 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 of this LAR, if any, in this section, and restate them in optional Attachment 4.] 4.0 Environmental Evaluation [LICENSEE] has reviewed the environmental evaluation included in the model safety evaluation dated [DATE] as part of the CLIIP. [LICENSEE] has concluded that the staff’s findings presented in that evaluation are applicable to [PLANT] and the evaluation is hereby incorporated by reference for this application. Attachment 2—Proposed Technical Specification Changes (Mark-Up) [Attachment 3—Revised Technical Specification Pages] [Attachment 4—Regulatory Commitments] The following table identifies those actions committed to by [LICENSEE] in this document. Any other statements in this submittal are provided for information purposes and are not considered to be regulatory commitments. Please direct questions regarding these commitments to [CONTACT NAME].] REGULATORY COMMITMENTS DUE DATE/ EVENT Attachment 5—Proposed Changes to Technical Specification Bases Pages (MarkUp) [FR Doc. E7–503 Filed 1–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the 2006 Annual Review for Products and Country Practices Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) received petitions in connection with the 2006 GSP Annual Review to modify the list of products that are eligible for duty-free treatment under the GSP program and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary developing countries because of country practices. This notice announces the product and country practice petitions that are accepted for further review in the 2006 GSP Annual Review, and sets forth the schedule for comment and public hearing on these petitions, for requesting participation in the hearing, and for submitting pre-hearing and posthearing briefs. The list of accepted petitions is available at: http:// www.ustr.gov/Trade_Development/ PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2033 Preference_Programs/GSP/ Section_Index.html. This notice also announces closure of the review for case 003-CP–06 (formerly case 011–CP–05), Protection of Worker Rights in Uganda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 1724 F Street, NW., Room F–220, Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–6971. DATES: The GSP regulations (15 CFR Part 2007) provide the schedule of dates for conducting an annual review unless otherwise specified in a Federal Register notice. The current schedule follows. Notification of any other changes will be given in the Federal Register. February 2, 2007 Due date for submission of pre-hearing briefs and requests to appear at the GSP Subcommittee Public Hearing that include the name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail address and organization of witnesses. February 16, 2007 GSP Subcommittee Public Hearing, Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F St NW., Washington, DC 20508, beginning at 9:30 am. February 22, 2007 U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)’s scheduled hearings on whether any industry in the United States is likely to be adversely affected by the waivers proposed by petition.) March 9, 2007 Due date for submission of post-hearing briefs. April 2007 USITC scheduled to publish report on products of cases 2006–01 to 2006–08. Comments on USITC reports on these products due 10 days after USITC date of publication. June 30, 2007 Modifications to the list of articles eligible for duty-free treatment under the GSP resulting from the 2006 Annual Review will be announced on or about June 30, 2007, in the Federal Register, and any changes will take effect on the effective date announced. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP provides for the duty-free importation of designated articles when imported from designated beneficiary developing countries. The GSP is authorized by title V of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461, et seq.), as amended (the ‘‘1974 Act’’), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. A. Petitions Requesting Modifications of Product Eligibility In a Federal Register notice dated June 29, 2006, USTR announced that the E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 2034 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 17, 2007 / Notices deadline for the filing of product petitions, other than those requesting waivers of ‘‘competitive need limitations’’ (CNLs), and country practice petitions for the 2006 GSP Annual Review was July 20, 2006 (71 FR 37129). The deadline for the filing of product petitions requesting waivers of the CNLs was announced to be November 17, 2006. The product petitions received have requested changes in the list of GSP-eligible products by adding new products or by waiving the CNL for a country with respect to an eligible article. The interagency GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) has reviewed the product petitions, and the TPSC has decided to accept for review the product petitions listed in ‘‘List of Petitions Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual Review’’ posted on the USTR Web site. That list sets forth, for each type of change requested: The case number, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) subheading number, a brief description of the product (see the HTS for an authoritative description available on the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) Web site (http:// www.usitc.gov/tariffschedule), and the petitioner for each petition included in this review. Acceptance of a petition for review does not indicate any opinion with respect to the disposition on the merits of the petition. Acceptance indicates only that the listed petitions have been found eligible for review by the TPSC and that such review will take place. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES B. Petitions for Review Regarding Country Practices Pursuant to 15 CFR 2007.0(b), the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) has recommended, and the TPSC has accepted or continued the review of several country practice petitions (see ‘‘List of Petitions Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual Review’’ posted on the USTR Web site). Acceptance of a petition for review does not indicate any opinion with respect to the disposition on the merits of the petition. Acceptance indicates only that the petition has been found eligible for review by the TPSC and that such review will take place. C. Decision To Close a Review of Uganda Worker Rights Country Practices Petition In the 2006 GSP Annual Review, the GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC is conducting ongoing reviews of petitions concerning the country practices of certain beneficiary developing countries of the GSP program. In the 2005 GSP VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:58 Jan 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 Annual Review, the TPSC accepted for review a country practices petition regarding worker rights in Uganda (case 011–CP–05). The petitioner sought to remove Uganda’s eligibility for GSP benefits. Uganda has made considerable progress over the last year in improving its protection of labor rights. Based on that progress, the TPSC has decided to close the review of case 003–CP–06, Protection of Worker Rights in Uganda (formerly case 011–CP–05). Opportunities for Public Comment and Inspection of Comments The GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC invites comments in support of or in opposition to any petition which has been accepted for the 2006 GSP Annual Review. Submissions should comply with 15 CFR part 2007, except as modified below. All submissions should identify the subject article(s) in terms of the case number and HTS subheading number, if applicable, as shown in the ‘‘List of Petitions Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual Review’’ available at: http://www.ustr.gov/ Trade_Development/ Preference_Programs/GSP/ Section_Index.html. Requirements for Submissions In order to facilitate prompt processing of submissions, USTR strongly urges and prefers electronic email submissions in response to this notice. Hand-delivered submissions will not be accepted. These submissions should be single-copy transmissions in English with the total submission not to exceed 30 single-spaced standard lettersize pages. E-mail submissions should use the following subject line: ‘‘2006 GSP Annual Review’’ followed by the Case Number and, if a product petition, the HTS subheading number found in the ‘‘List of Petitions Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual Review’’ (for example, 2006–05 7202.99.20) and, as appropriate ‘‘Written Comments’’, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Testify’’, ‘‘Prehearing brief’’, ‘‘Post-hearing brief’’ or ‘‘Comments on USITC Advice’’. (For example, an e-mail subject line might read ‘‘2006–05 7202.99.20 Written Comments’’.) Documents must be submitted in English in one of the following formats: MSWord (.DOC), or text (.TXT) files. Documents may not be submitted as electronic image files or contain imbedded images (for example, ‘‘.JPG’’, ‘‘TIF’’, ‘‘.PDF’’, ‘‘BMP’’, or ‘‘GIF’’). Supporting documentation submitted as spreadsheets are acceptable as Excel files, formatted for printing on 81⁄2 × 11 inch paper. To the extent possible, any data attachments to the submission should be included in PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the same file as the submission itself, and not as separate files. If the submission contains business confidential information, a nonconfidential version of the submission must also be submitted that indicates where confidential information was redacted by inserting asterisks where material was deleted. In addition, the confidential submission must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ at the top and bottom of each page of the document. The non-confidential version must also be clearly marked at the top and bottom of each page (either ‘‘PUBLIC VERSION’’ or ‘‘NONCONFIDENTIAL’’). Documents that are submitted without any marking might not be accepted or will be considered public documents. For any document containing business confidential information submitted as an electronic attached file to an e-mail transmission, 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 characters ‘‘P-’’. The ‘‘P-’’or ‘‘BC-’’ should be followed by the name of the party (government, company, union, association, etc.) which is making the submission. E-mail submissions should not include separate cover letters or messages in the message area of the email; information that might appear in any cover letter should be included directly in the attached file containing the submission itself, including the sender’s e-mail address and other identifying information. The e-mail address for these submissions is FR0618@USTR.EOP.GOV. Documents not submitted in accordance with these instructions might not be considered in this review. If unable to provide submissions by e-mail, please contact the GSP Subcommittee to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. Public versions of all documents relating to this review will be available for review approximately two weeks after the relevant due date by appointment in the USTR public reading room, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. Appointments may be made from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling (202) 395–6186. Notice of Public Hearing A hearing will be held by the GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC on February 16, 2007, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, 1724 F St., NW., Washington, DC 20508. The hearing will be open to the public and a transcript of the hearing will be made available for public inspection or E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 17, 2007 / Notices can be purchased from the reporting company. No electronic media coverage will be allowed. All interested parties wishing to make an oral presentation at the hearing must submit, following the above ‘‘Requirements for Submissions’’, the name, address, telephone number, and facsimile number and e-mail address, if available, of the witness(es) representing their organization to Marideth Sandler, Executive Director of the GSP Program by 5 p.m., February 2, 2007. Requests to present oral testimony in connection with the public hearing must be accompanied by a written brief or statement, in English, and also must be received by 5 p.m., February 2, 2007. Oral testimony before the GSP Subcommittee will be limited to fiveminute presentations that summarize or supplement information contained in briefs or statements submitted for the record. Post-hearing briefs or statements will be accepted if they conform with the regulations cited above and are submitted, in English, by 5 p.m., March 9, 2007. Parties not wishing to appear at the public hearing may submit prehearing briefs or statements, in English, by 5 p.m., February 2, 2007, and posthearing written briefs or statements, in English, by 5 p.m., March 9, 2007. In accordance with sections 503(d)(1)(A) of the 1974 Act and the authority delegated by the President, pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. Trade Representative has requested that the USITC provide its advice on whether any industry in the United States is likely to be adversely affected by a waiver of the competitive need limits specified in section 503(d)(1) of the 1974 Act with respect to the articles of GSP beneficiary countries that are specified in the ‘‘List of Petitions Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual Review .’’ Comments by interested persons on the USITC Report prepared as part of the product review should be submitted by 5 p.m., 10 days after the date of USITC publication of its report. Marideth Sandler, Executive Director, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E7–474 Filed 1–16–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:58 Jan 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 Commission, Office of Filings and Information, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 17Ad–16, SEC File No. 270– 363, OMB Control No. 3235–0413. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. • Rule 17Ad–16: Notice of Assumption or Termination of Transfer Agent Services Rule 17Ad–16, (17 CFR 240.17Ad– 16), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.), requires a registered transfer agent to provide written notice to the appropriate qualified registered securities depository when assuming or terminating transfer agent services on behalf of an issuer or when changing its name or address. In addition, transfer agents that provide such notice shall maintain such notice for a period of at least two years in an easily accessible place. This rule addresses the problem of certificate transfer delays caused by transfer requests that are directed to the wrong transfer agent or the wrong address. We estimate that the transfer agent industry submits 600 Rule 17Ad–16 notices to appropriate qualified registered securities depositories. The staff estimates that the average amount of time necessary to create and submit each notice is approximately 15 minutes per notice. Accordingly, the estimated total industry burden is 150 hours per year (15 minutes multiplied by 600 notices filed annually). Because the information needed by transfer agents to properly notify the appropriate registered securities depository is readily available to them and the report is simple and straightforward, the cost is minimal. The average cost to prepare and send a notice is approximately $7.50 (15 minutes at $30 per hour). This yields an industry-wide cost estimate of $4,500 (600 notices multiplied by $7.50 per notice). The retention period for the recordkeeping requirements under Rule 17Ad–16 is two years for both the clearing agencies and transfer agents. The recordkeeping requirement under Rule 17Ad–16 is mandatory to ensure accurate securityholder records, prompt and efficient clearance and settlement of securities transactions, and to assist the PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2035 Commission and other regulatory agencies with monitoring transfer agents and ensuring compliance with the rule. This rule does not involve the collection of confidential information. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments should be directed to: R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. January 8, 2007. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–545 Filed 1–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request; Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Form 18–K, OMB Control No. 3235–0120, SEC File No. 270–108. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget this request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Form 18–K (17 CFR 249.318) is an annual report form used by foreign governments and political subdivisions with securities listed on a United States exchange. The information to be collected is intended to ensure the adequacy of information available to investors in the registration of securities and assures public availability. The information provided is mandatory. Form 18–K is a public document. Form 18–K takes approximately 8 hours to prepare and is filed by approximately 40 respondents for a total annual reporting burden of 320 hours. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the 
2006 Annual Review for Products and Country Practices

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 
received petitions in connection with the 2006 GSP Annual Review to 
modify the list of products that are eligible for duty-free treatment 
under the GSP program and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP 
beneficiary developing countries because of country practices. This 
notice announces the product and country practice petitions that are 
accepted for further review in the 2006 GSP Annual Review, and sets 
forth the schedule for comment and public hearing on these petitions, 
for requesting participation in the hearing, and for submitting pre-
hearing and post-hearing briefs. The list of accepted petitions is 
available at: http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Development/Preference_
Programs/GSP/Section_Index.html. This notice also announces closure of 
the review for case 003-CP-06 (formerly case 011-CP-05), Protection of 
Worker Rights in Uganda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the GSP Subcommittee of the 
Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative, 1724 F Street, NW., Room F-220, Washington, DC 20508. 
The telephone number is (202) 395-6971.

DATES: The GSP regulations (15 CFR Part 2007) provide the schedule of 
dates for conducting an annual review unless otherwise specified in a 
Federal Register notice. The current schedule follows. Notification of 
any other changes will be given in the Federal Register.
    February 2, 2007 Due date for submission of pre-hearing briefs and 
requests to appear at the GSP Subcommittee Public Hearing that include 
the name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail address and organization of 
witnesses.
    February 16, 2007 GSP Subcommittee Public Hearing, Rooms 1 and 2, 
1724 F St NW., Washington, DC 20508, beginning at 9:30 am.
    February 22, 2007 U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)'s 
scheduled hearings on whether any industry in the United States is 
likely to be adversely affected by the waivers proposed by petition.)
    March 9, 2007 Due date for submission of post-hearing briefs.
    April 2007 USITC scheduled to publish report on products of cases 
2006-01 to 2006-08. Comments on USITC reports on these products due 10 
days after USITC date of publication.
    June 30, 2007 Modifications to the list of articles eligible for 
duty-free treatment under the GSP resulting from the 2006 Annual Review 
will be announced on or about June 30, 2007, in the Federal Register, 
and any changes will take effect on the effective date announced.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP provides for the duty-free 
importation of designated articles when imported from designated 
beneficiary developing countries. The GSP is authorized by title V of 
the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461, et seq.), as amended (the ``1974 
Act''), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of 
November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and 
Presidential Proclamations.

A. Petitions Requesting Modifications of Product Eligibility

    In a Federal Register notice dated June 29, 2006, USTR announced 
that the

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deadline for the filing of product petitions, other than those 
requesting waivers of ``competitive need limitations'' (CNLs), and 
country practice petitions for the 2006 GSP Annual Review was July 20, 
2006 (71 FR 37129). The deadline for the filing of product petitions 
requesting waivers of the CNLs was announced to be November 17, 2006. 
The product petitions received have requested changes in the list of 
GSP-eligible products by adding new products or by waiving the CNL for 
a country with respect to an eligible article.
    The interagency GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff 
Committee (TPSC) has reviewed the product petitions, and the TPSC has 
decided to accept for review the product petitions listed in ``List of 
Petitions Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual Review'' posted on the USTR 
Web site. That list sets forth, for each type of change requested: The 
case number, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) 
subheading number, a brief description of the product (see the HTS for 
an authoritative description available on the U.S. International Trade 
Commission (USITC) Web site (http://www.usitc.gov/tariffschedule), and 
the petitioner for each petition included in this review. Acceptance of 
a petition for review does not indicate any opinion with respect to the 
disposition on the merits of the petition. Acceptance indicates only 
that the listed petitions have been found eligible for review by the 
TPSC and that such review will take place.

B. Petitions for Review Regarding Country Practices

    Pursuant to 15 CFR 2007.0(b), the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade 
Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) has recommended, and the TPSC has 
accepted or continued the review of several country practice petitions 
(see ``List of Petitions Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual Review'' 
posted on the USTR Web site). Acceptance of a petition for review does 
not indicate any opinion with respect to the disposition on the merits 
of the petition. Acceptance indicates only that the petition has been 
found eligible for review by the TPSC and that such review will take 
place.

C. Decision To Close a Review of Uganda Worker Rights Country Practices 
Petition

    In the 2006 GSP Annual Review, the GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC is 
conducting ongoing reviews of petitions concerning the country 
practices of certain beneficiary developing countries of the GSP 
program. In the 2005 GSP Annual Review, the TPSC accepted for review a 
country practices petition regarding worker rights in Uganda (case 011-
CP-05). The petitioner sought to remove Uganda's eligibility for GSP 
benefits. Uganda has made considerable progress over the last year in 
improving its protection of labor rights. Based on that progress, the 
TPSC has decided to close the review of case 003-CP-06, Protection of 
Worker Rights in Uganda (formerly case 011-CP-05).

Opportunities for Public Comment and Inspection of Comments

    The GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC invites comments in support of or 
in opposition to any petition which has been accepted for the 2006 GSP 
Annual Review. Submissions should comply with 15 CFR part 2007, except 
as modified below. All submissions should identify the subject 
article(s) in terms of the case number and HTS subheading number, if 
applicable, as shown in the ``List of Petitions Accepted in the 2006 
GSP Annual Review'' available at: http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_
Development/Preference_Programs/GSP/Section_Index.html.

Requirements for Submissions

    In order to facilitate prompt processing of submissions, USTR 
strongly urges and prefers electronic e-mail submissions in response to 
this notice. Hand-delivered submissions will not be accepted. These 
submissions should be single-copy transmissions in English with the 
total submission not to exceed 30 single-spaced standard letter-size 
pages. E-mail submissions should use the following subject line: ``2006 
GSP Annual Review'' followed by the Case Number and, if a product 
petition, the HTS subheading number found in the ``List of Petitions 
Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual Review'' (for example, 2006-05 
7202.99.20) and, as appropriate ``Written Comments'', ``Notice of 
Intent to Testify'', ``Pre-hearing brief'', ``Post-hearing brief'' or 
``Comments on USITC Advice''. (For example, an e-mail subject line 
might read ``2006-05 7202.99.20 Written Comments''.) Documents must be 
submitted in English in one of the following formats: MSWord (.DOC), or 
text (.TXT) files. Documents may not be submitted as electronic image 
files or contain imbedded images (for example, ``.JPG'', ``TIF'', 
``.PDF'', ``BMP'', or ``GIF''). Supporting documentation submitted as 
spreadsheets are acceptable as Excel files, formatted for printing on 
8\1/2\ x 11 inch paper. To the extent possible, any data attachments to 
the submission should be included in the same file as the submission 
itself, and not as separate files.
    If the submission contains business confidential information, a 
non-confidential version of the submission must also be submitted that 
indicates where confidential information was redacted by inserting 
asterisks where material was deleted. In addition, the confidential 
submission must be clearly marked ``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL'' at the top 
and bottom of each page of the document. The non-confidential version 
must also be clearly marked at the top and bottom of each page (either 
``PUBLIC VERSION'' or ``NON-CONFIDENTIAL''). Documents that are 
submitted without any marking might not be accepted or will be 
considered public documents.
    For any document containing business confidential information 
submitted as an electronic attached file to an e-mail transmission, 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 characters ``P-''. The ``P-''or ``BC-'' should be 
followed by the name of the party (government, company, union, 
association, etc.) which is making the submission.
    E-mail submissions should not include separate cover letters or 
messages in the message area of the e-mail; information that might 
appear in any cover letter should be included directly in the attached 
file containing the submission itself, including the sender's e-mail 
address and other identifying information. The e-mail address for these 
submissions is FR0618@USTR.EOP.GOV. Documents not submitted in 
accordance with these instructions might not be considered in this 
review. If unable to provide submissions by e-mail, please contact the 
GSP Subcommittee to arrange for an alternative method of transmission.
    Public versions of all documents relating to this review will be 
available for review approximately two weeks after the relevant due 
date by appointment in the USTR public reading room, 1724 F Street, 
NW., Washington, DC. Appointments may be made from 9:30 a.m. to noon 
and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling (202) 395-6186.

Notice of Public Hearing

    A hearing will be held by the GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC on 
February 16, 2007, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Office of the U.S. 
Trade Representative, 1724 F St., NW., Washington, DC 20508. The 
hearing will be open to the public and a transcript of the hearing will 
be made available for public inspection or

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can be purchased from the reporting company. No electronic media 
coverage will be allowed.
    All interested parties wishing to make an oral presentation at the 
hearing must submit, following the above ``Requirements for 
Submissions'', the name, address, telephone number, and facsimile 
number and e-mail address, if available, of the witness(es) 
representing their organization to Marideth Sandler, Executive Director 
of the GSP Program by 5 p.m., February 2, 2007. Requests to present 
oral testimony in connection with the public hearing must be 
accompanied by a written brief or statement, in English, and also must 
be received by 5 p.m., February 2, 2007. Oral testimony before the GSP 
Subcommittee will be limited to five-minute presentations that 
summarize or supplement information contained in briefs or statements 
submitted for the record. Post-hearing briefs or statements will be 
accepted if they conform with the regulations cited above and are 
submitted, in English, by 5 p.m., March 9, 2007. Parties not wishing to 
appear at the public hearing may submit pre-hearing briefs or 
statements, in English, by 5 p.m., February 2, 2007, and post-hearing 
written briefs or statements, in English, by 5 p.m., March 9, 2007.
    In accordance with sections 503(d)(1)(A) of the 1974 Act and the 
authority delegated by the President, pursuant to section 332(g) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. Trade Representative has requested that 
the USITC provide its advice on whether any industry in the United 
States is likely to be adversely affected by a waiver of the 
competitive need limits specified in section 503(d)(1) of the 1974 Act 
with respect to the articles of GSP beneficiary countries that are 
specified in the ``List of Petitions Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual 
Review .'' Comments by interested persons on the USITC Report prepared 
as part of the product review should be submitted by 5 p.m., 10 days 
after the date of USITC publication of its report.

Marideth Sandler,
Executive Director, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program, 
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. E7-474 Filed 1-16-07; 8:45 am]
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