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Download as PDF 2068 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2008 / Notices 6002, Washington, DC 20579. Telephone: (202) 616–6988. the Department will conduct further investigation. Mauricio J. Tamargo, Chairman. [FR Doc. 08–100 Filed 1–9–08; 3:48 pm] Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. BILLING CODE 4410–01–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,232] ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Philips Lighting Company Lamps Division, Danville, KY; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated December 20, 2007, the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service workers International Union (the Union) requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination was issued on November 9, 2007. The Department’s Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2007 (72 FR 65607). The subject workers are engaged in the production of incandescent glass bulbs and glass ornaments. Workers are separately identifiable by product line. The determination was based on the Department’s findings that the subject firm did not shift production of incandescent glass bulbs or glass ornaments to a foreign country; the subject firm exports glass bulbs abroad for further processing; the subject firm does not import articles that are like or directly competitive with the glass bulbs produced by the subject firm; and the subject firm’s major customers of glass ornaments did not purchase imports of glass ornaments during the relevant period. In the request for reconsideration, the Union alleged that the subject firm is importing incandescent lamps with glass bulbs that are like or competitive with those produced at the Danville, Kentucky facility and that a major customer of the subject firm has replaced purchases of glass ornaments from the subject firm with imports. The Union’s request for reconsideration included support documentation. The Department has carefully reviewed the workers’ request for reconsideration and has determined that VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:33 Jan 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 Signed at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of January 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–288 Filed 1–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Alan T. Waterman Award Committee; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Alan T. Waterman Award Committee, #1172. Date and Time: February 8, 2008, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Room 1295. Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. Type of Meeting: Closed. Contact Person: Ms. Mayra Montrose, Program Manager, Room 1282, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: 703–292– 8040. 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Room 130 will be available to the public to listen to this teleconference. Please refer to the National Science Board Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/nsb) for more information or schedule updates, or contact: Jennifer Richards, National Science Board Office, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292–7000. Russell Moy, Attorney-Advisor. [FR Doc. E8–326 Filed 1–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Notice Regarding the 2007 Annual Review Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) received one petition in September 2007 to review certain practices in a beneficiary developing country to determine whether such country is in compliance with the ATPA eligibility criteria. This notice specifies the results of the review of that petition as well as the status of the petitions filed in prior years that have remained under review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett M. Harman, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, at (202) 395–9446. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.), as renewed and amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act of 2002 (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210) and the Andean Trade Preferences Extension Act (Pub. E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 2069 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2008 / Notices L. 109–432), provides trade benefits for eligible Andean countries. Pursuant to section 3103(d) of the ATPDEA, USTR promulgated regulations (15 CFR part 2016) (68 FR 43922) regarding the review of eligibility of countries for the benefits of the ATPA, as amended. The 2007 Annual ATPA Review is the fourth such review to be conducted pursuant to the ATPA regulations. In a Federal Register notice dated August 15, 2007, USTR initiated the 2007 ATPA Annual Review and announced a deadline of September 17, 2007 for the filing of petitions (72 FR 45833). One petition was filed for the 2007 review, by Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, concerning Ecuador. The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) has conducted a preliminary review of this petition, has determined that it does not require further action and is terminating its review. USTR also received updated information from the U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project (US/ LEAP) concerning worker rights in Ecuador, which has been under consideration since the 2003 ATPA review. The TPSC is terminating its review of a petition filed with respect to 19 U.S.C. 3202(c)(2)(A), by Engelhard Corporation in 2003 regarding its tax dispute with the Peruvian government because the petitioning company is no longer majority U.S.-owned. The TPSC is also terminating its review of a petition filed by Parsons Corporation in 2004 regarding a payment dispute with the Peruvian government, since that matter has since been resolved through arbitration. Following is the list of all petitions from prior years that will remain under review through February 29, 2008, which is the period that the ATPA is in effect: Ecuador Human Rights Watch Ecuador U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project Ecuador AFL/CIO Ecuador Chevron Texaco Peru Princeton Dover Peru Duke Energy Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 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The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows: ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form No. Estimated completion time (Min) Burden (Hrs) 75 25 147 180 184 75 Total ............................................................................................................................... ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES G–134: With Assistance ........................................................................................................................... Without assistance ....................................................................................................................... 100 ........................ 259 Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2068-2069]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Notice Regarding 
the 2007 Annual Review

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 
received one petition in September 2007 to review certain practices in 
a beneficiary developing country to determine whether such country is 
in compliance with the ATPA eligibility criteria. This notice specifies 
the results of the review of that petition as well as the status of the 
petitions filed in prior years that have remained under review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett M. Harman, Deputy Assistant 
U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, at (202) 395-9446.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.), as 
renewed and amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication 
Act of 2002 (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-210) and the 
Andean Trade Preferences Extension Act (Pub.

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L. 109-432), provides trade benefits for eligible Andean countries. 
Pursuant to section 3103(d) of the ATPDEA, USTR promulgated regulations 
(15 CFR part 2016) (68 FR 43922) regarding the review of eligibility of 
countries for the benefits of the ATPA, as amended. The 2007 Annual 
ATPA Review is the fourth such review to be conducted pursuant to the 
ATPA regulations.
    In a Federal Register notice dated August 15, 2007, USTR initiated 
the 2007 ATPA Annual Review and announced a deadline of September 17, 
2007 for the filing of petitions (72 FR 45833). One petition was filed 
for the 2007 review, by Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, concerning Ecuador. The 
Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) has conducted a preliminary review 
of this petition, has determined that it does not require further 
action and is terminating its review. USTR also received updated 
information from the U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project (US/
LEAP) concerning worker rights in Ecuador, which has been under 
consideration since the 2003 ATPA review.
    The TPSC is terminating its review of a petition filed with respect 
to 19 U.S.C. 3202(c)(2)(A), by Engelhard Corporation in 2003 regarding 
its tax dispute with the Peruvian government because the petitioning 
company is no longer majority U.S.-owned. The TPSC is also terminating 
its review of a petition filed by Parsons Corporation in 2004 regarding 
a payment dispute with the Peruvian government, since that matter has 
since been resolved through arbitration.
    Following is the list of all petitions from prior years that will 
remain under review through February 29, 2008, which is the period that 
the ATPA is in effect:

Ecuador Human Rights Watch
Ecuador U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project
Ecuador AFL/CIO
Ecuador Chevron Texaco
Peru Princeton Dover
Peru Duke Energy

Carmen Suro-Bredie,
Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
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