Amendment to the 2007 Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Nicaragua under the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), 40287-40288 [E7-14320]

Download as PDF 40287 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 24, 2007 / Notices the patent community, including but not limited to: major stakeholders such as inventors, large and small; property owners, attorneys and agents (application preparers, prosecutors, licensing entities and litigators), patent examination personnel through their elected representatives, patent information searchers, corporate patent counsel, venture capitalists, academics, including the technology transfer departments and quality assurance specialists with interest in the Intellectual Property community. To obtain data, the Office proposes to develop a survey instrument with structured elements in four focus areas of quality metrics: what to measure, how to measure, how to report the measures, and how to set USPTO performance targets for these measures. Analysis of survey results will obtain both quantitative and qualitative responses. This is a voluntary survey. The collected data will not be linked to the respondent and contact information that is used for sampling purposes will be maintained in a separate file from the quantitative data. Respondents are not required to provide any identifying information such as their name, address, or Social Security Number. II. Method of Collection Electronically over the Internet or by mail. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–00xx. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: New information collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and state, local, or tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000 responses per year. It is estimated that the USPTO will conduct an online survey of 4,000 respondents, with the intent to conduct a follow-up survey of the same nature in a five-year cycle. The USPTO estimates that 70% of the online surveys will be completed. Estimated Time Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take approximately 60 minutes (1 hour) to complete the online survey. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, complete the request, and submit it to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 4,000 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $1,216,000. The USPTO believes that a variety of professionals and industry leaders will be responding to these surveys, and will use as the basis for cost burden that of the professional hourly rate of $304 for associate attorneys in private firms. Estimated time for response (minutes) Item Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours 60 4,000 4,000 Total ...................................................................................................................................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES External Quality Metrics Survey .................................................................................................. ........................ 4,000 4,000 Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There are no capital start-up, maintenance, operation, or recordkeeping costs, nor are there any filing fees associated with this information collection. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper planning of strategic initiatives, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:13 Jul 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: July 17, 2007. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services Division. [FR Doc. E7–14271 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Amendment to the 2007 Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Nicaragua under the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) July 19, 2007. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Amending the 2007 TPL for Nicaragua. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: July 24, 2007. SUMMARY: This notice reduces the 2007 TPL for Nicaragua to 97,584,339 square meters equivalent to account for the shortfall in meeting the one-to-one commitment for cotton and man-made PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 fiber woven trousers exported from Nicaragua to the United States. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. Sfmt 4703 Authority: Annex 3.28 of the CAFTA-DR; Section 1634(a)(2) and (c)(2) of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280); Presidential Proclamation 8111 of February 28, 2007. BACKGROUND: Annex 3.28 of the CAFTA-DR establishes a TPL for non-originating apparel goods of Nicaragua. Section 1634(a)(2) of the Pension Protection Act references the exchange of letters between the United States and Nicaragua, which establishes the one-toone commitment for cotton and manmade fiber woven trousers. Section 1634(c)(2) of the Pension Protection Act authorizes the President to proclaim a reduction in the overall limit in the TPL if the President determines that Nicaragua has failed to comply with the one-to-one commitment. In Presidential Proclamation 8111, the President delegated to CITA the authority to determine whether Nicaragua had failed E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 40288 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 24, 2007 / Notices to comply with the one-to-one commitment and to reduce the overall limit in the TPL. In an exchange of letters dated March 24 and 27, 2006, Nicaragua agreed that for each square meter equivalent of exports of cotton and man-made fiber woven trousers entered under the TPL, Nicaragua would export to the United States an equal amount of cotton and man-made fiber woven trousers made of U.S. formed fabric of U.S. formed yarn. This commitment for cotton woven trousers applies to the first 20 million square meters equivalent in the first year after the date of entry into force of the CAFTA-DR. Further, any shortfall in meeting this commitment that was not rectified by April 1 of the succeeding year would be applied against the TPL for the succeeding year. For 2006, the shortfall in meeting the one-to-one commitment is 2,415,661 square meters equivalent. This amount is being deducted from the 2007 TPL, resulting in a new TPL level for 2007 of 97,584,339 square meters equivalent. Janet Heinzen, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–14320 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100. Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–3624 Filed 7–20–07; 11:12 am] Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–3627 Filed 7–20–07; 11:17 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M BILLING CODE 6351–01–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION 11 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Enforcement Matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100. TIME AND DATE: Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–3625 Filed 7–20–07; 11:22 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M Commodity Futures Trading Commission Sunshine Act Meetings 11 a.m., Friday, August 24, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100. TIME AND DATE: Sunshine Act Meetings 11 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100. TIME AND DATE: Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–3623 Filed 7–20–07; 11:14 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–3626 Filed 7–20–07; 11:20 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Sunshine Act Meetings mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. TIME AND DATE: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:13 Jul 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 11 a.m., Friday, August 31, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care DoD; Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). ACTION: Notice of change of meeting location. AGENCY: Sunshine Act Meetings BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Matters. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 102–3.140 through 160, the Department of Defense announces the following location change to a committee meeting: Name of Committee: Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care, a duly established subcommittee of the Defense Health Board. Date of Meeting: July 25, 2007. Time of Meeting: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Place of Meeting: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209. Purpose of Meeting: To obtain, review, and evaluate information related to the Task Force’s congressionallydirected mission to examine matters relating to the future of military health care. The Task Force members will receive briefings on topics related to the delivery of military health care during the public meeting. Agenda: Discussion topic will be Acquisition and Procurement issues related to the military healthcare system. Prior to the public meeting the Task Force will conduct a Preparatory Work Meeting from 8 a.m.–8:25 a.m. to solely analyze relevant issues and facts in preparation for the Task Force’s next public meeting. In addition, the Task Force, following its public meeting, will conduct an additional Preparatory Work Meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to analyze relevant issues and facts in preparation for the Task Force’s next public meeting. Both Preparatory Meetings will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209, and pursuant to 41 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 102– 3.160(a), both Preparatory Work Meetings are closed to the public. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40287-40288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-14320]


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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Amendment to the 2007 Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Nicaragua 
under the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade 
Agreement (CAFTA-DR)

July 19, 2007.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Amending the 2007 TPL for Nicaragua.

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EFFECTIVE DATE:  July 24, 2007.
SUMMARY: This notice reduces the 2007 TPL for Nicaragua to 97,584,339 
square meters equivalent to account for the shortfall in meeting the 
one-to-one commitment for cotton and man-made fiber woven trousers 
exported from Nicaragua to the United States.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-3400.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Annex 3.28 of the CAFTA-DR; Section 1634(a)(2) and 
(c)(2) of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280); 
Presidential Proclamation 8111 of February 28, 2007.

BACKGROUND:

    Annex 3.28 of the CAFTA-DR establishes a TPL for non-originating 
apparel goods of Nicaragua. Section 1634(a)(2) of the Pension 
Protection Act references the exchange of letters between the United 
States and Nicaragua, which establishes the one-to-one commitment for 
cotton and man-made fiber woven trousers. Section 1634(c)(2) of the 
Pension Protection Act authorizes the President to proclaim a reduction 
in the overall limit in the TPL if the President determines that 
Nicaragua has failed to comply with the one-to-one commitment. In 
Presidential Proclamation 8111, the President delegated to CITA the 
authority to determine whether Nicaragua had failed

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to comply with the one-to-one commitment and to reduce the overall 
limit in the TPL.

    In an exchange of letters dated March 24 and 27, 2006, Nicaragua 
agreed that for each square meter equivalent of exports of cotton and 
man-made fiber woven trousers entered under the TPL, Nicaragua would 
export to the United States an equal amount of cotton and man-made 
fiber woven trousers made of U.S. formed fabric of U.S. formed yarn. 
This commitment for cotton woven trousers applies to the first 20 
million square meters equivalent in the first year after the date of 
entry into force of the CAFTA-DR. Further, any shortfall in meeting 
this commitment that was not rectified by April 1 of the succeeding 
year would be applied against the TPL for the succeeding year. For 
2006, the shortfall in meeting the one-to-one commitment is 2,415,661 
square meters equivalent. This amount is being deducted from the 2007 
TPL, resulting in a new TPL level for 2007 of 97,584,339 square meters 
equivalent.

Janet Heinzen,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements.
[FR Doc. E7-14320 Filed 7-23-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P