Notice of Cancellation of Public Hearing on Potential Withdrawal of Tariff Concessions and Increase in Applied Duties in Response to European Union (EU) Enlargement, 20389 [E7-7809]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 78 / Tuesday April 24, 2007 / Notices of permanent modifications to the equipment and associated power supply configuration. The revisions include the addition of requirements and/or action statements addressing the inoperability of two or more air handling units (AHUs) on a unit, as well as AHU powered from an H emergency bus. The proposed change, paralleling requirements in the Improved Technical Virginia Electric and Power Company, et Specifications, also adds MCR and ESGR ACS requirements during al., Docket Nos. 50 280 and 50–281, refueling operations and irradiated fuel Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2, movement in the fuel building. In Surry County, Virginia addition, the proposed change clarified Date of application for amendments: the service water requirements for the May 26, 2006, as supplemented on ACS chillers that serve the MCR and January 19, 2007. ESGRs. Brief Description of amendments: Date of Issuance: April 2, 2007. 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These amendments revised the main control room (MCR) and emergency ACTION: Notice of cancellation of April switchgear room (ESGR) air24, 2007 public hearing concerning a conditioning system (ACS) Technical list of goods for which tariff concessions Specifications to reflect the completion may be withdrawn and duties may be jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Operating License and Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: January 16, 2007 (72 FR 1781). The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated April 2, 2007. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Apr 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20389 increased in the event the United States cannot reach agreement with the European Communities (EC) for adequate compensation owed under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules as a result of EU enlargement. SUMMARY: On March 22, 2007, USTR published FR Doc E7–5268 (Vol. 72, No. 55) announcing that the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) was seeking public comment on a list of goods for which U.S. tariff concessions may be withdrawn and applied duties may be raised and announcing that the TPSC will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, on the list. All respondents to this notice have chosen to submit their comments in writing only and there were no requests to testify. Therefore, the April 24 public hearing will be cancelled. The United States is continuing to negotiate with the EU regarding the EU’s provision of adequate and permanent compensation to the United States for an event that increased duties on U.S. imports to EU markets above WTO bound rates of duty. On January 1, 2007, as part of its enlargement process, the EU raised tariffs above bound rates on some imports into the countries of Romania and Bulgaria. If this issue is not resolved, the United States may seek to exercise its rights under Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (‘‘GATT 1994’’) to withdraw substantially equivalent concessions and raise tariffs on select goods primarily supplied by the EU. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to: Laurie Molnar, Director for European Trade Issues, (202) 395–3320; Office of the United States Trade Representative. Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. E7–7809 Filed 4–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P POSTAL SERVICE Philadelphia, PA 30th Street Post Office Property Disposition Postal Service. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the disposition of Postal Service(tm) property, the 30th Street Main Post Office located in Philadelphia, PA. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 30, 2007. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Notice of Cancellation of Public Hearing on Potential Withdrawal 
of Tariff Concessions and Increase in Applied Duties in Response to 
European Union (EU) Enlargement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of cancellation of April 24, 2007 public hearing 
concerning a list of goods for which tariff concessions may be 
withdrawn and duties may be increased in the event the United States 
cannot reach agreement with the European Communities (EC) for adequate 
compensation owed under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules as a 
result of EU enlargement.

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SUMMARY: On March 22, 2007, USTR published FR Doc E7-5268 (Vol. 72, No. 
55) announcing that the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) was seeking 
public comment on a list of goods for which U.S. tariff concessions may 
be withdrawn and applied duties may be raised and announcing that the 
TPSC will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, on the 
list. All respondents to this notice have chosen to submit their 
comments in writing only and there were no requests to testify. 
Therefore, the April 24 public hearing will be cancelled.
    The United States is continuing to negotiate with the EU regarding 
the EU's provision of adequate and permanent compensation to the United 
States for an event that increased duties on U.S. imports to EU markets 
above WTO bound rates of duty. On January 1, 2007, as part of its 
enlargement process, the EU raised tariffs above bound rates on some 
imports into the countries of Romania and Bulgaria. If this issue is 
not resolved, the United States may seek to exercise its rights under 
Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 
(``GATT 1994'') to withdraw substantially equivalent concessions and 
raise tariffs on select goods primarily supplied by the EU.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to: 
Laurie Molnar, Director for European Trade Issues, (202) 395-3320; 
Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Carmen Suro-Bredie,
Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
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