WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding European Communities and Certain Member States-Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft; Notice of Opportunity To View Non-Confidential Session of Dispute Settlement Panel's Second Meeting With the Parties, 39468-39469 [E7-13945]

Download as PDF 39468 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 18, 2007 / Notices Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to: FR0705@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘Agricultural Subsidies (Canada) (DS357)’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395– 3640. For documents sent by fax, USTR requests that the submitter provide a confirmation copy to the electronic mail address listed above. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Yocis, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC, (202) 395–6150. Section 127(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) (19 U.S.C. 3537(b)(1)) requires that notice and opportunity for comment be provided after the United States submits or receives a request for the establishment of a WTO dispute settlement panel. Consistent with this obligation, USTR is providing notice that the establishment of a dispute settlement panel has been requested pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (‘‘DSU’’). If such a panel is established pursuant to the DSU, such panel, which would hold its meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, would be expected to issue a report on its findings and recommendations within six to nine months after it is established. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Major Issues Raised by Canada In its request for the establishment of a panel, Canada alleges that the United States has provided support to domestic agricultural producers in excess of U.S. commitments with respect to the Aggregate Measurement of Support (‘‘AMS’’) as described in Article 6.2 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture and the U.S. WTO schedule of commitments. According to Canada, the United States has provided domestic support in excess of its AMS commitments in each of the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005, in breach of Article 3.2 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. In addition, Canada alleges that U.S. export credit guarantees under the GSM–102 program in respect of agricultural products not included in the U.S. WTO schedule of agricultural export subsidy commitments are export subsidies prohibited under Articles 3.1(a) and 3.2 of the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and provided in violation of Articles 8 and 10.1 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:02 Jul 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 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: FR0705@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘Agricultural Subsidies (Canada) (DS357)’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395– 3640. For documents sent by fax, USTR requests that the submitter provide a confirmation copy to the electronic mail address listed 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 the submission must be marked ‘‘Business Confidential’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page. 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. Pursuant to section 127(e) of the URAA (19 U.S.C. 3537(e)), 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 non-confidential comments received by USTR from the public with PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respect to the dispute; if a dispute settlement panel is convened or in the event of an appeal from such a panel, the U.S. submissions, the submissions, or non-confidential summaries of submissions, received from other participants in the dispute; the report of the panel; and, if applicable, the report of the Appellate Body. An appointment to review the public file (Docket WTO/ DS–357, Canada Corn–AMS Dispute) may be made by calling the USTR Reading Room at (202) 395–6186. The USTR Reading Room is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Daniel Brinza, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. E7–13941 Filed 7–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. WTO/DS316] WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding European Communities and Certain Member States—Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft; Notice of Opportunity To View NonConfidential Session of Dispute Settlement Panel’s Second Meeting With the Parties Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is providing notice that members of the public have an opportunity to view the non-confidential session of the second substantive meeting of the World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO’’) in the dispute European Communities and Certain Member States—Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft (WT/ DS316). At the session, parties will make their opening statements and may pose questions or make comments on the other party’s statement. The United States does not expect the Panel to pose any questions or make any comments during the session. The session will be videotaped. At an appropriate time after the session is over, the Panel will confirm that no business confidential information was referenced during the session. Public viewing of the videotape will occur after the conclusion of the second substantive meeting, which will take place July 24–26, 2007. In the case of the first panel meeting, the viewing was held the day after the panel meeting concluded, so the viewing could be as E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 18, 2007 / Notices early as July 27. Once the WTO announces the time and date of the public viewing, USTR will post that information on its Web site at www.ustr.gov. The public viewing will be held at the World Trade Organization, Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne 154, CH—1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland. USTR invites any person interested in viewing the non-confidential session to so inform USTR by e-mail at rsvpDS316@ustr.eop.gov. USTR urges that the request be made as soon as possible and in any event no later than July 20. Requests will be forwarded to the WTO. Each request should indicate the person’s full name, contact information (full address, phone, and e-mail), organization (if any), and nationality, and whether the person has made any other request to view the session (such as a request directly to the WTO or to the other party to the dispute, the European Communities). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Warren, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC, (202) 395–3150. Daniel E. Brinza, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. E7–13945 Filed 7–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the following collection of information: 3220–0200, Designation of Contact Officials. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. Coordination between railroad employers and the RRB is essential to properly administer the payment of benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA). In order to enhance timely coordination activity, the RRB utilizes Form G–117a, Designation of Contact Officials. Form G–117a is used by railroad employers to designate employees who are to act as VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:02 Jul 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 point of contact with the RRB on a variety of RRA and RUIA-related matters. Completion is voluntary. The RRB estimates that about 100 G–117a’s are submitted annually. One response is requested from each respondent. Completion time is estimated at 15 minutes. No changes are proposed to Form G–117a. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 26657 on May 10, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Designation of Contact Officials. OMB Control Number: 3220–0200. Form(s) Submitted: G–117A. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requests that railroad employers designate employees to act as liaison with the RRB on a variety of Railroad Retirement Act and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act matters. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–117A. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 100. Total Annual Responses: 100. Total Annual Reporting Hours: 25. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer (312–751–3363) or Charles.Mierzwa@rrb.gov. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or Ronald.Hodapp@rrb.gov and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, at the Office of Management and Budget, PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39469 Room 10230, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–13910 Filed 7–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56051; File No. SR–BSE– 2007–30] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to Extension of the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund Option Pilot Program Until January 18, 2008 July 12, 2007. Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on July 3, 2007, the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BSE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been substantially prepared by BSE. The Exchange has filed the proposal pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal 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 Exchange proposes to extend an existing pilot program that increases the position and exercise limits for options on the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (‘‘IWM’’) traded on the Exchange (‘‘IWM Option Pilot Program’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available at BSE, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and http://www.bostonstock.com. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, BSE included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 18, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39468-39469]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-13945]


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 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket No. WTO/DS316]


WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding European Communities 
and Certain Member States--Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil 
Aircraft; Notice of Opportunity To View Non-Confidential Session of 
Dispute Settlement Panel's Second Meeting With the Parties

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative 
(``USTR'') is providing notice that members of the public have an 
opportunity to view the non-confidential session of the second 
substantive meeting of the World Trade Organization (``WTO'') in the 
dispute European Communities and Certain Member States--Measures 
Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft (WT/DS316). At the session, 
parties will make their opening statements and may pose questions or 
make comments on the other party's statement. The United States does 
not expect the Panel to pose any questions or make any comments during 
the session. The session will be videotaped. At an appropriate time 
after the session is over, the Panel will confirm that no business 
confidential information was referenced during the session. Public 
viewing of the videotape will occur after the conclusion of the second 
substantive meeting, which will take place July 24-26, 2007. In the 
case of the first panel meeting, the viewing was held the day after the 
panel meeting concluded, so the viewing could be as

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early as July 27. Once the WTO announces the time and date of the 
public viewing, USTR will post that information on its Web site at 
www.ustr.gov. The public viewing will be held at the World Trade 
Organization, Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne 154, CH--1211 
Geneva 21, Switzerland.
    USTR invites any person interested in viewing the non-confidential 
session to so inform USTR by e-mail at rsvp-DS316@ustr.eop.gov. USTR 
urges that the request be made as soon as possible and in any event no 
later than July 20. Requests will be forwarded to the WTO. Each request 
should indicate the person's full name, contact information (full 
address, phone, and e-mail), organization (if any), and nationality, 
and whether the person has made any other request to view the session 
(such as a request directly to the WTO or to the other party to the 
dispute, the European Communities).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Warren, Assistant General 
Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC, (202) 395-3150.

Daniel E. Brinza,
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement.
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