Sunshine Act Meetings, 28729-28730 [07-2556]

Download as PDF 28729 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 22, 2007 / Notices Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of May 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Nancy L. Salgado, Chief, Operator Licensing and Human Performance Branch, Division of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–9848 Filed 5–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. NAFTA/DS–USA–Mex–2007– 2008–01] NAFTA Dispute Settlement Proceeding by Mexico Regarding U.S. Measures Affecting Sweetener Trade With Mexico and Related NAFTA Dispute Settlement Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that on March 15, 2007, Mexico requested consultations, under Article 2006 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (‘‘NAFTA’’), regarding certain U.S. measures, proposed measures, and actions alleged to be affecting the markets for sugar, syrup goods and high fructose corn syrup or alleged to be inconsistent with NAFTA dispute settlement obligations. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute. Although USTR will accept any comments received during the course of the consultations, comments should be submitted on or before June 4, 2007 to be assured of timely consideration by USTR. DATES: Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to FR0710@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘U.S. Sugar Measures (USA–Mex–2007–2008–01)’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the electronic mail address above, in accordance with the requirements for submission set out below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Karpel, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC (202) 395–3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is providing notice that Mexico has requested consultations pursuant to jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 May 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 Chapter Twenty of the NAFTA ‘‘Institutional Arrangements and Dispute Settlement Procedures’’ (Chapter Twenty). Major Issues Raised by Mexico On March 15, 2007, Mexico requested consultations with the United States regarding certain U.S. measures, proposed measures, and actions alleged to be affecting the markets for sugar, syrup goods and high fructose corn syrup or alleged to be inconsistent with NAFTA dispute settlement obligations. The measures at issue include, but are not limited to: (i) The alleged refusal of the United States to grant Mexican origin sugar access to the U.S. market in accordance with the provisions of Annex 703.2 and (ii) the alleged U.S. declining to appoint panelists and otherwise refusing to cooperate in the establishment of a panel and the operation of the dispute settlement mechanism of Chapter Twenty. Mexico cites to the provisions of Chapters Three, Seven and Twenty of the NAFTA relating to trade in sugar, syrup goods and high fructose corn syrup. Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning the issues raised in the dispute. Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to FR0710@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘U.S. Sugar Measures (USA–Mex– 2007–2008–01)’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the electronic mail address above. USTR encourages the submission of documents in Adobe PDF format as attachments to an electronic mail. Interested persons who make submissions by electronic mail should not provide separate cover letters; information that might appear in a cover letter should be included in the submission itself. Similarly, 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. Comments must be in English. A person requesting that information contained in a comment submitted by that person 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. Confidential business information must be clearly designated as such and ‘‘Business Confidential’’ must be marked at the top and bottom PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the cover page and each succeeding page. Persons who submit confidential business information are encouraged also to provide a non-confidential summary of the information. Information or advice contained in a comment submitted, other than business confidential information, may be determined by USTR to be confidential in accordance with section 135(g)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155(g)(2)). If the submitter believes that information or advice may qualify as such, the submitter— (1) Must clearly so designate the information or advice; (2) Must clearly mark the material as ‘‘SUBMITTED IN CONFIDENCE’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page; and (3) Is encouraged to provide a nonconfidential summary of the information or advice. USTR will maintain a file on this dispute settlement proceeding, accessible to the public, in the USTR Reading Room, which is located at 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. The public file will include nonconfidential comments received by USTR from the public with respect to the dispute; if an arbitral panel is convened, the U.S. submissions, the submissions or non-confidential summaries of submissions received from other participants in the dispute; and the report of the panel. The USTR Reading Room is open to the public, by appointment only, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. An appointment to review the public file (Docket NAFTA/DS–USA– Mex–2007–2008–01 U.S. Sugar Measures Dispute) may be made by calling the USTR Reading Room at (202) 395–6186. Daniel Brinza, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 07–2554 Filed 5–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings NAME OF AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10 a.m. PLACE: Commission conference room, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Personnel matters—selection of Inspector General. TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 28730 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 22, 2007 / Notices 2. Docket No. R2006–1—reconsideration of Standard Mail recommendation. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001, 202–789– 6818. Dated: May 17, 2007. Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–2556 Filed 5–17–07; 4:49 pm] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–M SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 303, SEC File No. 270–450, OMB Control No. 3235–0505. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the 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. Regulation ATS (17 CFR 242.300 et seq.) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) provides a regulatory structure that directly addresses issues related to alternative trading systems’ role in the marketplace. Regulation ATS allows alternative trading systems to choose between two regulatory structures. Alternative trading systems have the choice between registering as broker-dealers and complying with Regulation ATS or registering as national securities exchanges. Regulation ATS provides the regulatory framework for those alternative trading systems that choose to be regulated as broker-dealers. Rule 303 of Regulation ATS describes the record preservation requirements for alternative trading systems that are not national securities exchanges. Alternative trading systems that register as broker-dealers, comply with Regulation ATS, and meet certain volume thresholds are required to preserve all records made pursuant to Rule 302, which includes information relating to subscribers, trading summaries and order information. Such VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 May 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 alternative trading systems are also required to preserve records of any notices communicated to subscribers, a copy of the system’s standards for granting access to trading and any documents generated in the course of complying with the capacity, integrity and security requirements for automated systems under Rule 301(b)(6) of Regulation ATS. Rule 303 also describes how such records must be kept and how long they must be preserved. The information contained in the records required to be preserved by the Rule will be used by examiners and other representatives of the Commission, state securities regulatory authorities, and the SROs to ensure that alternative trading systems are in compliance with Regulation ATS as well as other rules and regulations of the Commission and the SROs. Without the data required by the proposed Rule, the Commission would be severely limited in its ability to comply with its statutory obligations, provide for the protection of investors and promote the maintenance of fair and orderly markets. Respondents consist of alternative trading systems that choose to register as broker-dealers and comply with the requirements of Regulation ATS. The Commission estimates that there are currently approximately 65 respondents. An estimated 65 respondents will spend approximately 260 hours per year (65 respondents at 4 burden hours/ respondent) to comply with the record preservation requirements of Rule 303. At an average cost per burden hour of $86.54, the resultant total related cost of compliance for these respondents is $22,500.00 per year (260 burden hours multiplied by $86.54/hour; a slight discrepancy is due to arithmetic rounding). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Comments should be directed to R. Corey Booth Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission, c/o Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: May 16, 2007. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9806 Filed 5–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 301 and Forms ATS and ATS–R, SEC File No. 270–451, OMB Control No. 3235–0509. 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. Regulation ATS (17 CFR 242.300 et seq.) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) provides a regulatory structure that directly addresses issues related to alternative trading systems’ role in the marketplace. Regulation ATS allows alternative trading systems to choose between two regulatory structures. Alternative trading systems have the choice between registering as broker-dealers and complying with Regulation ATS or registering as national securities exchanges. Regulation ATS provides the regulatory framework for those alternative trading systems that choose to be regulated as broker-dealers. Rule 301 of Regulation ATS contains certain notice and reporting requirements, as well as additional obligations that only apply to alternative trading systems with significant volume. Rule 301 describes the conditions with which a registered broker-dealer operating an alternative trading system must comply. The Rule requires all alternative trading systems that wish to comply with Regulation ATS to file an initial operation report on Form ATS. The initial operation report requires E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 22, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28729-28730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-2556]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meetings

Name of Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission

Time and Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10 a.m.

Place: Commission conference room, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, 
Washington, DC 20268-0001.

Status: Closed.

Matters to be Considered: 1. Personnel matters--selection of Inspector 
General.

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2. Docket No. R2006-1--reconsideration of Standard Mail recommendation.

Contact Person for More Information: Stephen L. Sharfman, General 
Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 
200, Washington, DC 20268-0001, 202-789-6818.

    Dated: May 17, 2007.
Steven W. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 07-2556 Filed 5-17-07; 4:49 pm]
BILLING CODE 7710-FW-M