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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices any amendments, related measures, or implementing measures: • The Regulations on the Administration of the Films Industry; • The Provisional Rules on the Entry Criteria for Operating Film Enterprises; and • The Provisional Specific Implementing Rules for Reforming Film Distribution and Exhibition. It appears that these measures establish a dual distribution system for imported and domestically produced films for theatrical release. Imported films can be distributed within China only by two entities, each of which operates on a nationwide basis. By contrast, domestically produced films can be distributed not only by those same two entities, but also by many other entities, including entities that operate on a local, provincial or other subnational basis. Accordingly, the measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with China’s obligations under the provisions of paragraphs 1.2 and 5.1 of Part I of the Accession Protocol and Article III:4 of the GATT 1994. The fourth matter on which the United States has requested the establishment of a WTO dispute settlement panel concerns certain measures that provide less favorable distribution opportunities for sound recordings imported into China in physical form than for sound recordings produced in China. In this regard, the measures at issue include the following, as well as any amendments and related or implementing measures: • The Interim Regulations on Internet Culture Administration; • The Circular of the Ministry of Culture on Relevant Issues of Implementation of the Interim Regulations on Internet Culture Administration; • The Catalogue for Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries; • The Several Opinions of the Ministry of Culture, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, the General Administration of Press and Publication, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce on Introducing Foreign Investment into the Cultural Sector; and • The Several Opinions on the Development and Regulation of Network Music. These measures appear to require that sound recordings imported into China in physical form but intended for digital distribution must undergo content review by the Chinese Government prior to such distribution within China. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 However, domestically produced sound recordings appear not to be subject to this requirement, but can instead be digitally distributed immediately. It thus appears that sound recordings imported into China in physical form are treated less favorably than sound recordings produced in China in physical form. The foregoing measures appear to USTR to be inconsistent with China’s obligations under provisions of paragraphs 1.2 and 5.1 of Part I of the Accession Protocol and Article III:4 of the GATT 1994. 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 FR0708@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘China Trading Rights and Distribution Services (DS363)’’ 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 commenter. Confidential business information must be clearly designated as such and ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ must be marked at the top and bottom 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— PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63213 (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 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. 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 WTO/DS–363, China Trading Rights and Distribution Services 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. E7–21962 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W8–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Extension Without Change, of a Currently Approved Information Collection: SF 2809 Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension without change, of a currently approved information collection. SF 2809, Health Benefit Election Form, is used by Federal employees, annuitants other than those under the Civil Service E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 63214 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) including individuals receiving benefits from the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, former spouses eligible for benefits under the Spouse Equity Act of 1984, and separated employees and former dependents eligible to enroll under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage provisions of the FEHB law (5 U.S.C. 8905a). A different form (OPM 2809) is used by CSRS and FERS annuitants whose health benefit enrollments are administered by OPM’s Retirement Services Program. Approximately 18,000 SF 2809 forms are completed annually. Each form takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 9,000 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606– 8358, Fax (202) 418–3251 or via E-mail to MaryBeth.Smith-Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request. DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to—Jay Fritz, Insurance Services Program, Center for Retirement and Insurance Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 3415, Washington, DC 20415; and Brenda Aguilar, OPM Desk Officer, Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. For Information Regarding Administrative Coordination—Contact: Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RIS Support Services/Support Group, (202) 606– 0623. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Howard Weizmann, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E7–21952 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P November 15, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., in the Benjamin Franklin Room. PLACE: STATUS: November 14—12:30 p.m.— Closed; November 15—8:30 a.m.— Open; November 15—10:30 a.m.— Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED Wednesday, November 14 at 12:30 p.m. (Closed) 1. Strategic Issues. 2. Audit and Finance Committee Report and Review of FY 2007 Year-End Financial Statements. 3. Financial Update. 4. Rate Case Update. 5. Postal Regulatory Commission Opinion and Recommended Decision in Negotiated Service Agreement with Bank of America, Docket No. MC2007– 1. 6. Labor Negotiations Update. 7. Personnel Matters and Compensation Issues. 8. Governors’ Executive Session— Discussion of prior agenda items and Board Governance. Thursday, November 15 at 8:30 a.m. (Open) 1. Minutes of Previous Meeting, September 24–26, 2007. 2. Remarks of the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board. 3. Remarks of the Postmaster general and CEO Jack Potter. 4. Committee Reports. 5. Quarterly Report on Service Performance. 6. Consideration of Fiscal Year 2007 Audited Financial Statements. 7. Tentative Agenda for the December 10–11, 2007, meeting in Washington, DC. Thursday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. (Closed)—if needed. Howard Weizmann, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E7–21954 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] 1. Continuation of Wednesday’s closed session agenda. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Extension Without Change, of a Currently Approved Information Collection: RI 25–51 BILLING CODE 6325–38–P CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. Sunshine Act Meeting OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, May 22, 1995 and 5 CFR part 1320), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. RI 25–51, Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) Survivor Annuitant Express Pay Application for Death Benefits, will be used by the Civil Service Retirement System solely to pay benefits to the widow(er) of an annuitant. This application is intended for use in immediately authorizing payments to an annuitant’s widow or widower, based on the report of death, when our records show the decedent elected to provide benefits for the applicant. Approximately 34,800 RI 25–51 forms are completed annually. The form takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 17,400 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606– 8358, FAX (202) 418–3251 or E-mail to MaryBeth.Smith-Toomey@opm.gov. Please include your mailing address with your request. DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to—Ronald W. Melton, Deputy Assistant Director, Retirement Services Group, Center for Retirement and Insurance Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 3305, Washington, DC 20415–3500; and Brenda Aguilar, OPM Desk Officer, Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. For Information Regarding Administrative Coordination—Contact: Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RIS Support Services/Support Group, (202) 606– 0623. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. 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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Extension Without 
Change, of a Currently Approved Information Collection: SF 2809

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) a request for extension without change, of a currently 
approved information collection. SF 2809, Health Benefit Election Form, 
is used by Federal employees, annuitants other than those under the 
Civil Service

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Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System 
(FERS) including individuals receiving benefits from the Office of 
Workers' Compensation Programs, former spouses eligible for benefits 
under the Spouse Equity Act of 1984, and separated employees and former 
dependents eligible to enroll under the Temporary Continuation of 
Coverage provisions of the FEHB law (5 U.S.C. 8905a). A different form 
(OPM 2809) is used by CSRS and FERS annuitants whose health benefit 
enrollments are administered by OPM's Retirement Services Program.
    Approximately 18,000 SF 2809 forms are completed annually. Each 
form takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The annual estimated 
burden is 9,000 hours.
    For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on 
(202) 606-8358, Fax (202) 418-3251 or via E-mail to MaryBeth.Smith-
Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request.

DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received within 30 calendar 
days from the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to--Jay Fritz, Insurance Services 
Program, Center for Retirement and Insurance Services, U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 3415, Washington, DC 
20415; and Brenda Aguilar, OPM Desk Officer, Office of Information & 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive 
Office Building, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.
    For Information Regarding Administrative Coordination--Contact: 
Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RIS Support Services/
Support Group, (202) 606-0623.

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Howard Weizmann,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. E7-21952 Filed 11-7-07; 8:45 am]
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