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BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Request for Public Comments Regarding Beneficiary Countries AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In compliance with section 203(f) of the ATPA, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 3202(f)(2), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting the views of interested parties on whether the designated beneficiary countries are meeting the eligibility criteria under the ATPA. (See 19 U.S.C. 3203(b)(6)(B).) This information will be used in the preparation of a report to the Congress on the operation of the program. DATES: Public comments are due no later than 5 p.m., March 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Business confidential information only may be submitted via e-mail to FR0518@ustr.eop.gov. See below for details. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning written comments, contact Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, Trade Policy Staff Committee, at (202) 395–3475. All other questions regarding the ATPA should be directed to Bennett Harman, Deputy Assistant USTR for Latin America, at (202) 395–9446. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Feb 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 The ATPA, as amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act of 2002 (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 2002, 19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq., provides trade benefits for eligible Andean countries. In Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002, the President designated Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru as ATPDEA beneficiary countries. In Proclamation 8323 of November 25, 2008, the President determined that Bolivia no longer satisfies the eligibility criteria and suspended Bolivia’s status as a beneficiary country for purposes of the ATPA and ATPDEA. Section 203(f) of the ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3202(f)) requires the USTR, not later than April 30, 2009, to submit to Congress a report on the operation of the ATPA. Before submitting such report, USTR is required to request comments on whether beneficiary countries are meeting the criteria set forth in 19 U.S.C. 3203(b)(6)(B) (which incorporates by reference the criteria set forth in sections 3202(c) and (d)). USTR refers interested parties to the Federal Register notice published on August 15, 2002 (67 FR 53379), for a full list of the eligibility criteria. Requirements for Submissions. Persons submitting comments must do so in English and must identify (on the first page of the submission) the ‘‘ATPA Beneficiary Countries.’’ Written comments must be received by March 6, 2009. In order to ensure the most timely and expeditious receipt and consideration of comments, USTR has arranged to accept on-line submissions, with the exception of business confidential submissions, via http://www.regulations.gov. To submit testimony and comments via http://www.regulations.gov, enter SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. E9–2619 Filed 2–6–09; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 docket number USTR–2009–0006 on the home page and click ‘‘go’’. The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the left side of the searchresults page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Send a Comment or Submission.’’ (For further information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site’’ on the left side of the home page.) The http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a ‘‘General Comments’’ field, or by attaching a document. We expect that most submissions will be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘General Comments’’ field. Submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) are preferred. If an application other than those two is used, please identify in your submission the specific application used. Persons wishing to submit business confidential information must submit that information by electronic mail to FR0518@ustr.eop.gov. Only business confidential submissions will be accepted at FR0518@ustr.eop.gov, and business confidential submissions will not be accepted at http:// www.regulations.gov; however, public or non-confidential submissions that accompany business confidential submissions should be submitted at http://www.regulations.gov. For any comments submitted electronically containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 25 / Monday, February 9, 2009 / Notices begin with the characters ‘‘BC’’. Any page containing business confidential information must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ on the top of that page. Filers of submissions containing business confidential information must also submit a public version of their comments. The file name of the public version should begin with the character ‘‘P’’. The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments or reply comments. Filers submitting comments containing no business confidential information should name their file using the character ‘‘P’’, followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments or reply comments. Electronic submissions should not contain separate cover letters; rather, information that might appear in a cover letter should be included in the submission itself. Similarly, to the extent possible, any attachments to a submission should be included in the same file as the submission itself and not as separate files. All nonconfidential comments and reply comments will be placed on the USTR Web site, http://www.ustr.gov pursuant to 15 CFR 2003.5. Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. E9–2601 Filed 2–6–09; 8:45 am] purposes. Annex I of Publication 4058 of the United States International Trade Commission, incorporated by reference into Proclamation 8341, incorrectly deleted Peru from the enumeration of designated beneficiary countries in General Notes 11(a) and 11(d) of the HTS. In Proclamation 6969 (January 27, 1997) (62 FR 4415), the President delegated to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) the authority under section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2483) to make rectifications, technical or conforming changes, or similar modifications to the HTS and to embody those changes in the HTS. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the USTR in Proclamation 6969, General Notes 11(a) and 11(d) of the HTS are rectified by inserting ‘‘Peru’’ in alphabetical sequence in the list of designated beneficiary countries. Everett H. Eissenstat, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Americas. [FR Doc. E9–2637 Filed 2–4–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3190–W9–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–59337; File No. SR–BX– 2009–004] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To Establish Fees for Members BILLING CODE 3190–W9–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE February 2, 2009. Notice of Correction to General Notes 11(a) and 11(d) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice makes a rectification to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to reflect that Peru remains a designated beneficiary country for purposes of the Andean Trade Preference Act and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act. DATES: Effective February 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ´ ´ Marıa L. Pagan, Associate General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–7305. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Proclamation 8341 (January 16, 2009) (74 FR 4105), the President proclaimed certain changes to the HTS in order to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement and for other VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Feb 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on January 14, 2009, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to adopt a new member fee schedule for the resumption of its cash equities trading business. The text of the proposed rule change is available from the principal office of the Exchange and from the U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Commission, and is also available at http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/ Trader.aspx?id=BSEIERules2008. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose On August 29, 2008, the Exchange was acquired by The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (‘‘NASDAQ OMX’’). At the time of this acquisition, the Exchange was not operating a venue for trading cash equities. Pursuant to SR–BSE– 2008–48, the Exchange has adopted a new rulebook with rules governing membership, the regulatory obligations of members, listing, and equities trading.3 The new rules, which are designated as the ‘‘Equity Rules,’’ are based to a substantial extent on the rules of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (the ‘‘NASDAQ Exchange’’). The Equity Rules leave in effect the Exchange’s preexisting rules (the ‘‘Options Rules’’) for the purpose of governing trading on the Exchange’s Boston Options Exchange facility (‘‘BOX’’). In this filing, the Exchange is proposing new fees to be charged to members in connection with the resumption of its cash equities trading business. The fee schedules are structurally similar to those of the NASDAQ Exchange, but with the omission of many fees that are not pertinent to the Exchange’s planned business and with several differences in the level of certain fees. Membership Fees As provided in proposed Equity Rule 7001, the Exchange will charge a $2,000 membership application fee, a $3,000 annual membership fee, and a $500 3 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59154 (December 23, 2008), 73 FR 80468 (December 31, 2008) (SR–BSE–2008–48). 1 15 PO 00000 6441 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 25 (Monday, February 9, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6440-6441]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2601]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Request for 
Public Comments Regarding Beneficiary Countries

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with section 203(f) of the ATPA, as amended, 19 
U.S.C. 3202(f)(2), the Office of the United States Trade Representative 
(USTR) is requesting the views of interested parties on whether the 
designated beneficiary countries are meeting the eligibility criteria 
under the ATPA. (See 19 U.S.C. 3203(b)(6)(B).) This information will be 
used in the preparation of a report to the Congress on the operation of 
the program.

DATES: Public comments are due no later than 5 p.m., March 6, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted electronically via the Internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Business confidential information only 
may be submitted via e-mail to FR0518@ustr.eop.gov. See below for 
details.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning 
written comments, contact Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, Trade 
Policy Staff Committee, at (202) 395-3475. All other questions 
regarding the ATPA should be directed to Bennett Harman, Deputy 
Assistant USTR for Latin America, at (202) 395-9446.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ATPA, as amended by the Andean Trade 
Promotion and Drug Eradication Act of 2002 (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 
2002, 19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq., provides trade benefits for eligible 
Andean countries. In Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002, the 
President designated Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru as ATPDEA 
beneficiary countries. In Proclamation 8323 of November 25, 2008, the 
President determined that Bolivia no longer satisfies the eligibility 
criteria and suspended Bolivia's status as a beneficiary country for 
purposes of the ATPA and ATPDEA. Section 203(f) of the ATPA (19 U.S.C. 
3202(f)) requires the USTR, not later than April 30, 2009, to submit to 
Congress a report on the operation of the ATPA. Before submitting such 
report, USTR is required to request comments on whether beneficiary 
countries are meeting the criteria set forth in 19 U.S.C. 3203(b)(6)(B) 
(which incorporates by reference the criteria set forth in sections 
3202(c) and (d)). USTR refers interested parties to the Federal 
Register notice published on August 15, 2002 (67 FR 53379), for a full 
list of the eligibility criteria.
    Requirements for Submissions. Persons submitting comments must do 
so in English and must identify (on the first page of the submission) 
the ``ATPA Beneficiary Countries.'' Written comments must be received 
by March 6, 2009.
    In order to ensure the most timely and expeditious receipt and 
consideration of comments, USTR has arranged to accept on-line 
submissions, with the exception of business confidential submissions, 
via http://www.regulations.gov. To submit testimony and comments via 
http://www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR-2009-0006 on the 
home page and click ``go''. The site will provide a search-results page 
listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to 
this notice by selecting ``Notice'' under ``Document Type'' on the left 
side of the search-results page, and click on the link entitled ``Send 
a Comment or Submission.'' (For further information on using the http:/
/www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on 
the Web site by clicking on ``How to Use This Site'' on the left side 
of the home page.)
    The http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of 
making submissions by filling in a ``General Comments'' field, or by 
attaching a document. We expect that most submissions will be provided 
in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to 
type ``See attached'' in the ``General Comments'' field.
    Submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) are 
preferred. If an application other than those two is used, please 
identify in your submission the specific application used.
    Persons wishing to submit business confidential information must 
submit that information by electronic mail to FR0518@ustr.eop.gov. Only 
business confidential submissions will be accepted at 
FR0518@ustr.eop.gov, and business confidential submissions will not be 
accepted at http://www.regulations.gov; however, public or non-
confidential submissions that accompany business confidential 
submissions should be submitted at http://www.regulations.gov. For any 
comments submitted electronically containing business confidential 
information, the file name of the business confidential version should

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begin with the characters ``BC''. Any page containing business 
confidential information must be clearly marked ``BUSINESS 
CONFIDENTIAL'' on the top of that page. Filers of submissions 
containing business confidential information must also submit a public 
version of their comments. The file name of the public version should 
begin with the character ``P''. The ``BC'' and ``P'' should be followed 
by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments or reply 
comments. Filers submitting comments containing no business 
confidential information should name their file using the character 
``P'', followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the 
comments or reply comments. Electronic submissions should not contain 
separate cover letters; rather, information that might appear in a 
cover letter should be included in the submission itself. Similarly, to 
the extent possible, any attachments to a submission should be included 
in the same file as the submission itself and not as separate files. 
All non-confidential comments and reply comments will be placed on the 
USTR Web site, http://www.ustr.gov pursuant to 15 CFR 2003.5.

Carmen Suro-Bredie,
Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. E9-2601 Filed 2-6-09; 8:45 am]
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