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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 49 / Monday, March 16, 2009 / Notices MD. Publicly available records will be accessible from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209 or 301– 415–4737, or by e-mail to PDR.Resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of March 2009. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Eric J. Leeds, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E9–5614 Filed 3–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determinations Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act; Correction AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; correction. SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a document in the Federal Register of August 4, 2006, concerning a determination under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in respect of Burkina Faso. The document did not expressly include a modification to list Burkina Faso in note 2(d) to Subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Baltzan, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–3582. Correction In the Federal Register Notice of August 4, 2006, the USTR determined that Burkina Faso had met certain customs requirements under the AGOA. President Bush had by Proclamation 7853 previously designated Burkina Faso as a lesser developed beneficiary country for purposes of what was then Section 112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA. U.S. Note 2(d) to Subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the HTSUS provides that countries qualifying for designation as a lesser developed beneficiary country shall be enumerated therein. The Federal Register notice reflecting the USTR’s VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:38 Mar 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 determination in respect of Burkina Faso did not expressly modify that Note to include Burkina Faso. Accordingly, Note 2(d) to subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the HTSUS is modified by inserting ‘‘Burkina Faso’’ in alphabetical sequence in the list of countries. Peter F. Allgeier, Acting United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E9–5595 Filed 3–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W9–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the Review of Country Practice Petitions for the 2008 Annual Review AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) accepted petitions in the context of earlier GSP Annual Reviews, which are continuing to be evaluated in the 2008 GSP Annual Review, to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary developing countries because of country practices. This notice sets forth the schedule for comment and public hearings on these petitions, for requesting participation in the hearings, and for submitting pre-hearing and posthearing briefs and comments. This notice also announces the continued evaluation for acceptance of certain country practice petitions submitted in the 2008 Annual Review. The list of country practice petitions currently under review as well as those petitions submitted in the 2008 GSP Annual Review, is available at: http:// www.ustr.gov/Trade_Development/ Preference_Programs/GSP/ GSP_2008_Annual_Review/ Section_Index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tameka Cooper, GSP Program, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 1724 F Street, NW., Room F–214, Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–6971, the fax number is (202) 395–2961, and the email address is Tameka_Cooper@ustr.eop.gov. DATES: The GSP regulations (15 CFR Part 2007) provide the schedule of dates for conducting an annual review unless otherwise specified in a Federal Register notice. The current schedule for accepted country practice petitions follows. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11141 April 2, 2009: Pre-hearing briefs and comments, requests to appear at the GSP Subcommittee Public Hearing, and hearing statements must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT. April 24, 2009: GSP Subcommittee Public Hearing on all country practice petitions accepted for the 2008 GSP Annual Review in Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508 beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. May 8, 2009: Post-hearing briefs and comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP program provides for the duty-free importation of eligible articles when imported from designated beneficiary developing countries. The GSP program is authorized by Title V of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461, et seq.), as amended (the 1974 Act), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. Pursuant to 15 CFR 2007.0(b), the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) has recommended the acceptance and continuation of the review of, and the TPSC has accepted and continued the review of, several country practice petitions: Petitions regarding worker rights in Bangladesh, Niger, the Republic of the Philippines, and Uzbekistan; and petitions regarding protection of intellectual property in Lebanon, Russia, and Uzbekistan. For additional information, see the ‘‘List of 2008 Annual Review Country Practice Petitions under Further Review’’ posted on the USTR Web site and available at: http://www.regulations.gov/, docket number USTR–2009–0009. Acceptance of a petition for review does not indicate any opinion with respect to the disposition on the merits of the petition. Acceptance indicates only that the petition has been found eligible for review by the TPSC and that such review will take place. A Federal Register notice dated January 21, 2009, 74 FR 3657, indicated that the decision whether to accept the country practice petitions with respect to worker rights in Iraq and Sri Lanka that were submitted for inclusion in the 2008 Annual Review, and a country practice petition submitted regarding the Republic of the Philippines, which has since been withdrawn, was expected to be announced no later than March 15, 2009. The decision whether to accept the country practice petitions for Iraq and Sri Lanka in the GSP 2008 Annual Review has been further deferred. Once a decision is made, it E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determinations Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act; 
Correction

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a 
document in the Federal Register of August 4, 2006, concerning a 
determination under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in 
respect of Burkina Faso. The document did not expressly include a 
modification to list Burkina Faso in note 2(d) to Subchapter XIX of 
chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Baltzan, Office of the 
General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 
(202) 395-3582.

Correction

    In the Federal Register Notice of August 4, 2006, the USTR 
determined that Burkina Faso had met certain customs requirements under 
the AGOA. President Bush had by Proclamation 7853 previously designated 
Burkina Faso as a lesser developed beneficiary country for purposes of 
what was then Section 112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA. U.S. Note 2(d) to 
Subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the HTSUS provides that countries 
qualifying for designation as a lesser developed beneficiary country 
shall be enumerated therein. The Federal Register notice reflecting the 
USTR's determination in respect of Burkina Faso did not expressly 
modify that Note to include Burkina Faso. Accordingly, Note 2(d) to 
subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the HTSUS is modified by inserting 
``Burkina Faso'' in alphabetical sequence in the list of countries.

Peter F. Allgeier,
Acting United States Trade Representative.
 [FR Doc. E9-5595 Filed 3-13-09; 8:45 am]
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