Global Beef Trade: Effects of Animal Health, Sanitary, Food Safety, and Other Measures on U.S. Beef Exports, 53603-53604 [E7-18407]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 19, 2007 / Notices of Oregon was allowed to retain the collections for preservation. In l959, human remains representing a minimum of eight individuals were removed from site 45–KL–18, also known as the Fountain Bar site, Klickitat County, WA, during an excavation by the University of Oregon prior to construction of the John Day Dam. No known individuals were identified. The 105 associated funerary objects are 1 net sinker, 3 projectile points, 1 preform, 1 chopper, 1 flaked cobble, 1 burin, 5 worked flakes, 5 uncategorized flakes, 3 pebbles, 1 worked antler, 3 dentalia, 6 lots of dentalia (i.e. 4 dentalium vials, 2 boxes of dentalia), 6 shell beads, 1 strand of shell beads, 3 shell pendants, 1 graphite pendant, 3 large disk beaks, 1 vial of large disk beads, 3 small disk beads, 2 small disk bead strands, 33 glass beads, 10 steatite beads, 1 large bead strand, 3 vials of large beads, 1 vial of small beads, 4 vials of assorted beads, 1 individual bead, and 1 vial of yellow ochre. Site 45–KL–18 extends from the mouth of Rock Creek for more than two miles eastward along the now– inundated, north side shoreline of the Columbia River. The site is described as a severely–looted, vandalized and eroded lithic scatter and cemetery. Although no dates of occupation were obtained by the researchers, the burials were characterized as prehistoric. Based on the associated funerary objects, the human remains have been determined to be Native American. In l959, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals were removed from the Harrison Site (35– GM–1), on the east bank of the John Day River at its confluence with the Columbia River, Gilliam County, OR, by University of Oregon in conjunction with studies undertaken prior to construction of the John Day Dam. No known individuals were identified. The 12 associated funerary objects are 5 stone drills, 1 bolas stone, 2 flakes, 3 red ochre pieces, and 1 soapstone item. The Harrison Site is described as a camp site with a burial area and petroglyphs. Prior to federal acquisition of this property, the original landowners excavated much of the site area. No dates of site occupation were obtained by the researchers. Based on the associated artifacts, the human remains have been determined to be Native American. The sites described above are within the traditional lands of the present–day Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon are VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Sep 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 composed of three Wasco bands, four Warm Springs bands, and Northern Paiutes. The Columbia River–based Wasco were the easternmost group of Chinookan–speaking Indians. The Sahaptin–speaking Warm Springs bands lived farther east along the Columbia River and its tributaries. Northern Paiutes, who spoke a Uto–Aztecan language, historically occupied much of southeastern Oregon. Officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of at least 14 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 117 objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Daniel Mulligan, NAGPRA Coordinator, Environmental Resources Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, P. O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208–2946, telephone (503) 808–4768, before October 19, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon may proceed after this date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon that this notice has been published. Dated: August 30, 2007. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–18487 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53603 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 332–488] Global Beef Trade: Effects of Animal Health, Sanitary, Food Safety, and Other Measures on U.S. Beef Exports United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Following receipt on August 7, 2007, of a request from the United States Senate Committee on Finance (Committee) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the Commission instituted investigation No. 332–488, Global Beef Trade: Effects of Animal Health, Sanitary, Food Safety, and Other Measures on U.S. Beef Exports. DATES: October 15, 2007: Deadline for filing requests to appear at public hearing. October 22, 2007: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. November 15, 2007: Public hearing. November 23, 2007: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. February 29, 2008: Deadline for all other submissions. June 6, 2008: Transmittal of Commission report to the Senate Committee on Finance. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project leader John N. Giamalva (202– 205–3329 or john.giamalva@usitc.gov) or deputy project leader Joe Kowalski (202–205–3323 or joseph.kowalski@usitc.gov) for information specific to this investigation. For more information on legal aspects of the investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel at 202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov. The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations at 202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 53604 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 19, 2007 / Notices can be obtained by contacting the TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS-ONLINE) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Background: As requested by the Committee, the Commission will conduct an investigation under section 332(g) and prepare a report regarding the effects of animal health, sanitary, and food safety measures on beef trade between the United States and its major trading partners. The Commission’s report will cover the period 2002–2007, to the extent data are available. As requested by the Committee, the Commission will include the following information in its report, to the extent possible: (1) An overview of the U.S. and global markets for beef, including production, consumption, exports, and imports; (2) information on animal health, sanitary, and food safety measures facing U.S. and other major beef exporters in major destination markets; (3) information on other barriers to U.S. beef exports in major destination markets, including high tariffs, quotas, and import licensing and distribution systems; and (4) a qualitative and, to the extent possible, quantitative analysis of the economic effects of foreign animal health, sanitary, and food safety measures on U.S. beef exports. The Commission expects to deliver the report to the Committee by June 6, 2008. Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on November 15, 2007. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary, no later than 5:15 p.m., October 18, 2007, in accordance with the requirements in the ‘‘Written Submissions’’ section below. In the event that, as of the close of business on October 18, 2007, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or nonparticipant may call the Secretary to the Commission (202–205–2000) after October 15, 2007, for information concerning whether the hearing will be held. Written Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Sep 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 interested parties are invited to submit written statements and briefs concerning this investigation. All written submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary. Pre-hearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., October 22, 2007; and posthearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., November 23, 2007. All other submissions should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., February 29, 2008. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 requires that a signed original (or a copy so designated) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of a document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). The Commission’s rules authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg _notices/rules/documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available in the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for inspection by interested parties. In its request letter, the Committee states that it intends to make the Commission’s report available to the public, in its entirety, and asked that the Commission not include any confidential business information in the report it sends to the Committee. Consequently, the report that the Commission sends to the Committee will not contain any such information. Any confidential business information PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing the report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the individual or firm supplying the information. Issued: September 13, 2007. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–18407 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–493] Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, 2007 Review of Additions and Removals United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Following receipt on September 6, 2007 of a request from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332 (g)), the Commission instituted investigation No. 332–493, Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, 2007 Review of Additions and Removals. DATES: September 25, 2007: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. September 26, 2007: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. October 16, 2007: Public hearing. October 24, 2007: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements and other written submissions. December 19, 2007: Transmittal of report to USTR. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained from Cynthia B. Foreso, Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3348 or cynthia.foreso@usitc.gov) or Eric Land, Deputy Project Leader, Office of E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Inv. No. 332-488]


Global Beef Trade: Effects of Animal Health, Sanitary, Food 
Safety, and Other Measures on U.S. Beef Exports

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt on August 7, 2007, of a request from the 
United States Senate Committee on Finance (Committee) under section 
332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the Commission 
instituted investigation No. 332-488, Global Beef Trade: Effects of 
Animal Health, Sanitary, Food Safety, and Other Measures on U.S. Beef 
Exports.

DATES: October 15, 2007: Deadline for filing requests to appear at 
public hearing.
    October 22, 2007: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    November 15, 2007: Public hearing.
    November 23, 2007: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    February 29, 2008: Deadline for all other submissions.
    June 6, 2008: Transmittal of Commission report to the Senate 
Committee on Finance.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic 
docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project leader John N. Giamalva (202-
205-3329 or john.giamalva@usitc.gov) or deputy project leader Joe 
Kowalski (202-205-3323 or joseph.kowalski@usitc.gov) for information 
specific to this investigation. For more information on legal aspects 
of the investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission's 
Office of the General Counsel at 202-205-3091 or 
william.gearhart@usitc.gov. The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations at 202-205-1819 or 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov. Hearing impaired individuals are advised 
that information on this matter

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can be obtained by contacting the TDD terminal at 202-205-1810. General 
information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing 
its internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS-ONLINE) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Persons with mobility 
impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the 
Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000.
    Background: As requested by the Committee, the Commission will 
conduct an investigation under section 332(g) and prepare a report 
regarding the effects of animal health, sanitary, and food safety 
measures on beef trade between the United States and its major trading 
partners. The Commission's report will cover the period 2002-2007, to 
the extent data are available.
    As requested by the Committee, the Commission will include the 
following information in its report, to the extent possible: (1) An 
overview of the U.S. and global markets for beef, including production, 
consumption, exports, and imports; (2) information on animal health, 
sanitary, and food safety measures facing U.S. and other major beef 
exporters in major destination markets; (3) information on other 
barriers to U.S. beef exports in major destination markets, including 
high tariffs, quotas, and import licensing and distribution systems; 
and (4) a qualitative and, to the extent possible, quantitative 
analysis of the economic effects of foreign animal health, sanitary, 
and food safety measures on U.S. beef exports. The Commission expects 
to deliver the report to the Committee by June 6, 2008.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this 
investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 
November 15, 2007. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be 
filed with the Secretary, no later than 5:15 p.m., October 18, 2007, in 
accordance with the requirements in the ``Written Submissions'' section 
below. In the event that, as of the close of business on October 18, 
2007, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing 
will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an 
observer or nonparticipant may call the Secretary to the Commission 
(202-205-2000) after October 15, 2007, for information concerning 
whether the hearing will be held.
    Written Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in 
the hearing, interested parties are invited to submit written 
statements and briefs concerning this investigation. All written 
submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, 
and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary. Pre-hearing briefs 
and statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., October 22, 
2007; and post-hearing briefs and statements should be filed not later 
than 5:15 p.m., November 23, 2007. All other submissions should be 
filed not later than 5:15 p.m., February 29, 2008. All written 
submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 
201.8 requires that a signed original (or a copy so designated) and 
fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that 
confidential treatment of a document is requested, at least four (4) 
additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential information 
must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information 
regarding confidential business information). The Commission's rules 
authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or 
electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the 
rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://
www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/handbook_
on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding 
electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information must 
also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the 
rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages 
be clearly marked as to whether they are the ``confidential'' or ``non-
confidential'' version, and that the confidential business information 
be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, 
except for confidential business information, will be made available in 
the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for inspection by 
interested parties.
    In its request letter, the Committee states that it intends to make 
the Commission's report available to the public, in its entirety, and 
asked that the Commission not include any confidential business 
information in the report it sends to the Committee. Consequently, the 
report that the Commission sends to the Committee will not contain any 
such information. Any confidential business information received by the 
Commission in this investigation and used in preparing the report will 
not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the 
individual or firm supplying the information.

    Issued: September 13, 2007.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
 [FR Doc. E7-18407 Filed 9-18-07; 8:45 am]
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