Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Comprehensive Review of Findings of Reciprocity Eligibility, 48618-48619 [E7-16823]

Download as PDF 48618 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices results of this review by 113 days to December 17, 2007. The final results of this new–shipper review continue to be due 90 days after the date of issuance of the preliminary results of the new– shipper review. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 21, 2007. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–16810 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (C–570–915) Light–Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 24, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Damian Felton or Brandon Farlander, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0133 and (202) 482–0182, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: concerned in the investigation are cooperating and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, section 703(c)(1)(B)(i) of the Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation. The Department concludes that, thus far, the parties concerned are cooperating. Furthermore, due to the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices being investigated, which include loans, grants, income tax programs, provision of goods or services for less than adequate remuneration and government restraints on exports, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary determination of this investigation within the original time limit (i.e., September 20, 2007). Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(B)(i) of the Act, we are fully extending the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the day on which the investigation was initiated (i.e., November 26, 2007). This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act. Dated: August 20, 2007. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–16809 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Background On July 17, 2007, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of light–walled rectangular pipe and tube from the People’s Republic of China. See Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation: Light–Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 40281 (July 24, 2007). Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than September 20, 2007. yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the Department concludes that the parties VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:04 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Comprehensive Review of Findings of Reciprocity Eligibility International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a review undertaken at the request of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service of existing exemptions for aircraft of foreign registry from certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), the Department of Commerce is undertaking to determine whether the governments of the countries or economies listed herein allow or will PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 allow substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions currently granted to or available to aircraft of those countries or economies by the United States under the aforementioned statute. The basis for this undertaking is a request from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for a comprehensive review of the existing findings to determine whether those countries or economies previously subject to exemptions from certain U.S. internal revenue taxes continue to allow substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry. The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country allows, or will allow, ‘‘substantially reciprocal privileges’’ to aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in that country. The Department of Commerce proposes that aircraft registered in the following countries or economies be provided exemptions as allowed by section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221). Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burma, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (only aircraft fuel and lubricants), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt (only aircraft fuel and lubricants), El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Federal Republic of Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya (only aircraft fuel and lubricants), Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices Namibia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and supporting documentation in writing, both in regards to countries and economies listed as well as those that may be not recorded above, concerning this matter to Ms. Ana Guevara, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Room 1128, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Submissions should be sent electronically to OSImail@ita.doc.gov. All submissions should be received no later than thirty days from the date of publication of this notice. Comments received, with the exception of information marked ‘‘business confidential,’’ will be available for public inspection upon request. Information marked ‘‘business confidential’’ shall be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, Room 1104, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202–482–5071. Dated: August 20, 2007. Carlos Montoulieu, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services. [FR Doc. E7–16823 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES National Institute of Standards and Technology Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Thursday, September 6, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m., and Friday, September 7, 2007, from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public. The Advisory Board was established by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100–235) and amended by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–347) to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NIST on security and privacy issues pertaining to federal computer systems. Details regarding the Board’s activities are available at http://csrc.nist.gov/ispab/. DATES: The meeting will be held on September 6, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. and September 7, 2007, from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the George Washington University Cafritz Conference Center 800 21st Street, NW., Room 405, Washington, DC. Agenda —Welcome and Overview —Computer Security Division (CSD) Update —NIST Metrics Projects Briefing —NIST Research Priorities for the Future —Best Practices in Security at NSA —Telecommuting Security Issues —OMB Privacy Update —Privacy Technology Update —ISPAB Work Plan Note that agenda items may change without notice because of possible unexpected schedule conflicts of presenters. Public Participation: The Board agenda will include a period of time, not to exceed thirty minutes, for oral comments and questions from the public. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes. Members of the public who are interested in speaking are asked to contact the Board Secretariat at the telephone number indicated below. In addition, written statements are invited and may be submitted to the Board at any time. Written statements should be directed to the ISPAB Secretariat, Information Technology Laboratory, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930. It would be appreciated if 25 copies of written material were submitted for distribution to the Board and attendees no later than August 23, 2007. Approximately 15 seats will be available for the public and media. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48619 Ms. Pauline Bowen, Board Secretariat, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930, telephone: (301) 975–2938. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: August 16, 2007. James M. Turner, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E7–16817 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–CN–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Sunshine Act Meeting; Missile Defense Advisory Committee (MDAC) Department of Defense. Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting. Name of Committee: Missile Defense Advisory Committee (MDAC). Dates of Meeting: October 11–12, 2007. Location: 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7100. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purpose of Meeting: At this meeting, the Committee will receive classified briefings by MDA senior staff, Program Managers, senior DoD leaders, representatives from industry and the Services on the appropriate role for MDA in Cruise Missile Defense (CMD). The mission of the MDAC is to provide the Department of Defense advice on all matters relating to missile defense, including system development, technology, program maturity and readiness of configurations of the Ballistic Defense System to enter the acquisition process. Proposed Agenda: Topics tentatively scheduled for discussion includes, but is not limited to administrative work; responsibilities for CMD development; current MDA CMD capabilities and responsibilities; review of governing directives; and CMD capabilities development programs for the Services. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: COL Mark Zamberlan, Designated Federal Official (DFO) at mdac@mda.mil, phone/voice mail (703) 695–6438, or mail at 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7100. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; 
Comprehensive Review of Findings of Reciprocity Eligibility

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a review undertaken 
at the request of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service of existing 
exemptions for aircraft of foreign registry from certain internal 
revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such 
aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 4221 of the 
Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), the Department of 
Commerce is undertaking to determine whether the governments of the 
countries or economies listed herein allow or will allow substantially 
reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection 
with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions 
currently granted to or available to aircraft of those countries or 
economies by the United States under the aforementioned statute. The 
basis for this undertaking is a request from the U.S. Internal Revenue 
Service for a comprehensive review of the existing findings to 
determine whether those countries or economies previously subject to 
exemptions from certain U.S. internal revenue taxes continue to allow 
substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry.
    The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign 
registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase 
of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with 
their international commercial operations.
    These exemptions apply upon a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, 
or his designee, and communicated to the Department of the Treasury, 
that such country allows, or will allow, ``substantially reciprocal 
privileges'' to aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of 
such supplies in that country.
    The Department of Commerce proposes that aircraft registered in the 
following countries or economies be provided exemptions as allowed by 
section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221).
    Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, 
Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, 
Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei 
Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burma, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, 
Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the 
Congo (only aircraft fuel and lubricants), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, 
Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican 
Republic, Ecuador, Egypt (only aircraft fuel and lubricants), El 
Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Federal 
Republic of Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, 
Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, 
Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya (only aircraft 
fuel and lubricants), Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, 
Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, 
Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, 
Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco,

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Namibia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 
Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, 
Republic of the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, 
Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 
Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South 
Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, 
Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, 
Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, 
United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, 
Zimbabwe.
    Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and 
supporting documentation in writing, both in regards to countries and 
economies listed as well as those that may be not recorded above, 
concerning this matter to Ms. Ana Guevara, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Services, Room 1128, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 
20230. Submissions should be sent electronically to 
OSImail@ita.doc.gov. All submissions should be received no later than 
thirty days from the date of publication of this notice.
    Comments received, with the exception of information marked 
``business confidential,'' will be available for public inspection upon 
request. Information marked ``business confidential'' shall be 
protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.
    It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact 
Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, Room 1104, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202-482-
5071.

    Dated: August 20, 2007.
Carlos Montoulieu,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services.
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