Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the Initiation of the 2009 Annual GSP Product and Country Eligibility Practices Review and Deadlines for Filing Petitions, 25605-25607 [E9-12406]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 101 / Thursday, May 28, 2009 / Notices 25605 part of the Government. The Bureau reserves the right to reduce, revise, or increase proposal budgets in accordance with the needs of the program and the availability of funds. In addition, it reserves the right to accept proposals in whole or in part and to make an award or awards in the best interest of the program. Awards made will be subject to periodic reporting and evaluation requirements per section VI.3 above. Dated: May 22, 2009. C. Miller Crouch, Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–12453 Filed 5–27–09; 8:45 am] relevant due date. Public versions of the petitions submitted for the June 24, 2009, deadline will be available in docket USTR–2009–0015 at http:// www.regulations.gov. BILLING CODE 4710–05–P I. 2009 Annual GSP Review Dated: May 18, 2009. C. Miller Crouch, Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–12416 Filed 5–27–09; 8:45 am] Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the Initiation of the 2009 Annual GSP Product and Country Eligibility Practices Review and Deadlines for Filing Petitions BILLING CODE 4710–05–P AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and solicitation for public petitions. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6641] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Dalou in England: Portraits of Womanhood, 1871–1879’’ SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Dalou in England: Portraits of Womanhood, 1871–1879,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, from on or about June 10, 2009, until on or about August 23, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: (202–453–8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA– 44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:11 May 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will receive petitions in 2009 to modify the list of products that are eligible for duty-free treatment under the GSP program and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary developing countries because of country practices. This notice determines that the deadline for submission of country practice petitions for the 2009 Annual GSP Product and Country Eligibility Practices Review is 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2009. This notice further determines that the deadline for submission of product petitions, other than those requesting competitive need limitation (CNL) waivers or section 503(c)(1)(E) determinations regarding products not produced in the United States on January 1, 1995, is 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The deadline for submission of petitions requesting CNL waivers and 503(c)(1)(E) determinations regarding products not produced in the United States on January 1, 1995 is 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2009. The lists of product petitions and country practice petitions accepted for review will be announced in the Federal Register at later dates. 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. Public versions of all documents relating to this review will be made available for public viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov upon completion of processing and no later than approximately two weeks after the PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The GSP regulations (15 CFR part 2007) provide the timetable for conducting an annual review, unless otherwise specified by Federal Register notice. Notice is hereby given that, in order to be considered in the 2009 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Eligibility Review, all petitions to modify the list of articles eligible for duty-free treatment under GSP or to review the GSP status of any beneficiary developing country must be received by the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Petitions requesting CNL waivers and 503(c)(1)(E) determinations regarding products not produced in the United States on January 1, 1995, must be received by the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, in order to be considered in the 2009 Annual Review. Petitions submitted after the respective deadlines will not be considered for review. GSP Product Review Petitions Interested parties, including foreign governments, may submit petitions to: (1) Designate additional articles as eligible for GSP benefits, including to designate articles as eligible for GSP benefits only for countries designated as least-developed beneficiary developing countries, or only for countries designated as beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); (2) withdraw, suspend or limit the application of duty-free treatment accorded under the GSP with respect to any article, either for all beneficiary developing countries, least-developed beneficiary developing countries or beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries, or for any of these countries individually; (3) determine whether a like or directly competitive product was produced in the United States on January 1, 1995, for the purposes of section 503(c)(1)(E); (4) waive the ‘‘competitive need limitations’’ for individual beneficiary developing countries with respect to specific GSPeligible articles (these limits do not apply to either least-developed beneficiary developing countries or AGOA beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries); and (5) otherwise modify GSP coverage. E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1 25606 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 101 / Thursday, May 28, 2009 / Notices As specified in 15 CFR 2007.1, all product petitions must include a detailed description of the product and the 8-digit subheading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under which the product is classified. Further, product petitions requesting CNL waivers for GSP-eligible articles from beneficiary developing countries that exceed the CNLs in 2009 as well as 503(c)(1)(E) determinations regarding whether a like or directly competitive product was produced in the United States on January 1, 1995, must be filed in the 2009 Annual Review. In order to allow petitioners an opportunity to review additional 2009 U.S. import statistics, these petitions may be filed after Wednesday, June 24, 2009, but must be received on or before the Tuesday, November 17, 2009, deadline described above in order to be considered in the 2009 Annual Review. Copies will be made available for public inspection at http:// www.regulations.gov after the November 17, 2009, deadline. Country Practices Eligibility Review Petitions Any person may submit petitions to review the designation of any beneficiary developing country, including any least-developed beneficiary developing country, with respect to any of the designation criteria listed in sections 502(b) or 502(c) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(b) and (c)). Petitions to review the designation of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries are considered in the Annual Review of the AGOA, a separate administrative process not governed by the GSP regulations. II. Requirements for Submissions All submissions for the GSP Product and Country Practices Eligibility Review must conform to the GSP regulations set forth at 15 CFR part 2007, except as modified below. These regulations are reprinted in the ‘‘U.S. Generalized System of Preferences Guidebook’’ (‘‘GSP Guidebook’’), available at: http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_ Development/Preference_Programs/ GSP/asset_upload_file666_8359.pdf. Any person or party making a submission is strongly advised to review the GSP regulations. A model petition format is available from the GSP Subcommittee and is included in the GSP Guidebook. Petitioners are requested to use this model petition format so as to ensure that all information requirements are met. Submissions in response to this notice, with the exception of business VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:11 May 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 confidential submissions, must be submitted electronically using http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2009–0015. Hand-delivered submissions will not be accepted. Submissions must be submitted in English to the Chairman of the GSP Subcommittee, Trade Policy Staff Committee, by the applicable deadlines set forth in this notice. Submissions that do not provide the information required by sections 2007.0 and 2007.1 of the GSP regulations will not be accepted for review, except upon a detailed showing in the submission that the petitioner made a good faith effort to obtain the information required. To ensure their most timely and expeditious receipt and consideration, petitions provided in response to this notice, with the exception of business confidential submissions, must be submitted online at http:// www.regulations.gov. To make a submission using http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2009–0015 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.’’ The http:// www.regulations.gov Web site offers the option of providing comments by filling in a ‘‘General Comments’’ field or by attaching a document. Submissions must be in English, with the total submission not to exceed 30 singlespaced standard letter-size pages in 12point type, including attachments. Any data attachments to the submission should be included in the same file as the submission itself, and not as separate files. Given the detailed nature of the information sought by the GSP Subcommittee, it is expected that most comments and submissions will be provided in an attached document. When attaching a document, type (1) The eight-digit HTSUS subheading number, and (2) ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘General Comments’’ field on the online submission form, and indicate on the attachment whether the document is a ‘‘Country Practice Review Petition’’ or ‘‘Product Review Petition for [HTSUS Subheading Number], [Product Name], and, if pertinent, [Country].’’ Submissions must include at the beginning of the submission, or on the first page (if an attachment), the following text (in bold and underlined): (1) ‘‘2009 GSP Annual Review’’; and (2) for product petitions, the eight-digit PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 HTSUS subheading number in which the product is classified; for country practice petitions, the name of the country. Furthermore, interested parties submitting petitions that request action with respect to specific products should also list at the beginning of the submission, or on the first page (if an attachment) the following information: (1) The requested action; and (2) if applicable, the beneficiary developing country. Each submitter will receive a submission tracking number upon completion of the submissions procedure at http:// www.regulations.gov. The tracking number will be the submitter’s confirmation that the submission was received into http:// www.regulations.gov. The confirmation should be kept for the submitter’s records. USTR is not responsible for any delays in a submission due to technical difficulties, nor is it able to provide any technical assistance for the Web site. Documents not submitted in accordance with these instructions may not be considered in this review. If unable to provide submissions as requested, please contact the GSP Program to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. Business Confidential Petitions Persons wishing to submit business confidential information must submit that information by electronic mail to FR0807@ustr.eop.gov. Business confidential submissions will not be accepted at http://www.regulations.gov. For any document containing business confidential information submitted as a file attached to an e-mail transmission, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC.’’ The ‘‘BC’’ should be followed by the name of the party (government, company, union, association, etc.) that is making the submission. Persons wishing to submit business confidential submissions must also follow each of these steps: (1) Provide a written explanation of why the information should be protected in accordance with 15 CFR 2007.7(b), which must be submitted along with the business confidential version of the submission; (2) clearly mark the business confidential submission ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ at the top and bottom of each page of the submission; (3) indicate using brackets what information in the document is confidential; and (4) submit a nonconfidential version of the submission, marked ‘‘Public’’ at the top and bottom of each page, that also indicates, using E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 101 / Thursday, May 28, 2009 / Notices asterisks, where business confidential information was redacted or deleted from the applicable sentences to http://www.regulations.gov. Business confidential submissions that are submitted without the required markings, or are not accompanied by a properly marked non-confidential version, as set forth above, might not be accepted or may be considered public documents. The non-confidential summary will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. III. Public Viewing of Review Submissions Submissions in response to this notice, except for information granted ‘‘business confidential’’ status under 15 CFR 2003.6, will be available for public viewing pursuant to 15 CFR 2007.6 at http://www.regulations.gov upon completion of processing and no later than approximately two weeks after the relevant due date. Such submissions may be viewed by entering the docket number USTR–2009–0015 in the search field at: http://www.regulations.gov. Marideth Sandler, Executive Director, GSP Program, Chairman, GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. E9–12406 Filed 5–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W9–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0112] Agency Information Collection (IC) Activities; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection: Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to extend an ICR entitled, ‘‘Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators.’’ There is no change from the burden estimate approved by OMB on March 11, 2008. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:11 May 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 DATES: We must receive your comments on or before July 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2009–0112 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251 Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, 20590– 0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgement that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting them on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476). This information is also available at http://docketsinfo.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, 20590–0001. Telephone: 202–366– 4325. E-mail: MCPSD@dot.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25607 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA) (49 U.S.C. 31301 et seq.) established national minimum testing and licensing standards for operators of large trucks and buses. Congress sought to ensure that drivers of large trucks and buses possessed the knowledge and skills necessary to operate these vehicles. The CMVSA established the ‘‘Commercial Drivers License’’ (CDL) program and directed the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), FMCSA’s predecessor agency, to establish minimum Federal standards that States must meet when licensing CMV drivers. The CMVSA applies to most operators of CMVs in interstate or intrastate commerce, including employees of Federal, State and local governments. Section 4007(a)(2) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) (Pub. L. 102–240, December 18, 1991) directed the FHWA to ‘‘commence a rulemaking proceeding on the need to require training of all entry-level drivers of CMVs.’’ On June 21, 1993, the FHWA published in the Federal Register an advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled, ‘‘Commercial Motor Vehicles: Training for All Entry Level Drivers’’ (58 FR 33874). The Agency also began a study of the effectiveness of the training of entry-level drivers by the private sector. The results of the study were published in 1997 under the title ‘‘Adequacy of Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training,’’ and are available in FMCSA Docket 1997–2199. The study found that the heavy truck, motor coach, and school bus segments of the industry were not providing adequate entry-level training. On August 15, 2003, FMCSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled, ‘‘Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators’’ (68 FR 48863). The Agency proposed mandatory training for operators of CMVs in four areas: Driver qualifications, hours-of-service of drivers, driver wellness and whistleblower protection. Training in these topics was not required at that time, and the Agency believed that knowledge of these areas was crucial to CMV safety. On May 21, 2004, FMCSA published a final rule with the same title as the NPRM (69 FR 29384). The Agency mandated training for all CDL operators in the four subject areas, effective July 20, 2004, despite litigation over the final rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. While the court ordered a remand so the Agency could review the matter, the court did not vacate the rule. E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the 
Initiation of the 2009 Annual GSP Product and Country Eligibility 
Practices Review and Deadlines for Filing Petitions

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice and solicitation for public petitions.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative (USTR) will receive petitions in 2009 to modify 
the list of products that are eligible for duty-free treatment under 
the GSP program and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary 
developing countries because of country practices. This notice 
determines that the deadline for submission of country practice 
petitions for the 2009 Annual GSP Product and Country Eligibility 
Practices Review is 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2009. This notice 
further determines that the deadline for submission of product 
petitions, other than those requesting competitive need limitation 
(CNL) waivers or section 503(c)(1)(E) determinations regarding products 
not produced in the United States on January 1, 1995, is 5 p.m., 
Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The deadline for submission of petitions 
requesting CNL waivers and 503(c)(1)(E) determinations regarding 
products not produced in the United States on January 1, 1995 is 5 
p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2009. The lists of product petitions and 
country practice petitions accepted for review will be announced in the 
Federal Register at later dates.

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 e-mail address is Tameka_Cooper@ustr.eop.gov.
    Public versions of all documents relating to this review will be 
made available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov upon 
completion of processing and no later than approximately two weeks 
after the relevant due date. Public versions of the petitions submitted 
for the June 24, 2009, deadline will be available in docket USTR-2009-
0015 at http://www.regulations.gov.

I. 2009 Annual GSP Review

    The GSP regulations (15 CFR part 2007) provide the timetable for 
conducting an annual review, unless otherwise specified by Federal 
Register notice. Notice is hereby given that, in order to be considered 
in the 2009 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Eligibility 
Review, all petitions to modify the list of articles eligible for duty-
free treatment under GSP or to review the GSP status of any beneficiary 
developing country must be received by the GSP Subcommittee of the 
Trade Policy Staff Committee no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 
24, 2009. Petitions requesting CNL waivers and 503(c)(1)(E) 
determinations regarding products not produced in the United States on 
January 1, 1995, must be received by the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade 
Policy Staff Committee no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 
2009, in order to be considered in the 2009 Annual Review. Petitions 
submitted after the respective deadlines will not be considered for 
review.

GSP Product Review Petitions

    Interested parties, including foreign governments, may submit 
petitions to: (1) Designate additional articles as eligible for GSP 
benefits, including to designate articles as eligible for GSP benefits 
only for countries designated as least-developed beneficiary developing 
countries, or only for countries designated as beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); 
(2) withdraw, suspend or limit the application of duty-free treatment 
accorded under the GSP with respect to any article, either for all 
beneficiary developing countries, least-developed beneficiary 
developing countries or beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries, or 
for any of these countries individually; (3) determine whether a like 
or directly competitive product was produced in the United States on 
January 1, 1995, for the purposes of section 503(c)(1)(E); (4) waive 
the ``competitive need limitations'' for individual beneficiary 
developing countries with respect to specific GSP-eligible articles 
(these limits do not apply to either least-developed beneficiary 
developing countries or AGOA beneficiary sub-Saharan African 
countries); and (5) otherwise modify GSP coverage.

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    As specified in 15 CFR 2007.1, all product petitions must include a 
detailed description of the product and the 8-digit subheading of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under which the 
product is classified.
    Further, product petitions requesting CNL waivers for GSP-eligible 
articles from beneficiary developing countries that exceed the CNLs in 
2009 as well as 503(c)(1)(E) determinations regarding whether a like or 
directly competitive product was produced in the United States on 
January 1, 1995, must be filed in the 2009 Annual Review. In order to 
allow petitioners an opportunity to review additional 2009 U.S. import 
statistics, these petitions may be filed after Wednesday, June 24, 
2009, but must be received on or before the Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 
deadline described above in order to be considered in the 2009 Annual 
Review. Copies will be made available for public inspection at http://www.regulations.gov after the November 17, 2009, deadline.

Country Practices Eligibility Review Petitions

    Any person may submit petitions to review the designation of any 
beneficiary developing country, including any least-developed 
beneficiary developing country, with respect to any of the designation 
criteria listed in sections 502(b) or 502(c) of the Trade Act (19 
U.S.C. 2462(b) and (c)). Petitions to review the designation of 
beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries are considered in the Annual 
Review of the AGOA, a separate administrative process not governed by 
the GSP regulations.

II. Requirements for Submissions

    All submissions for the GSP Product and Country Practices 
Eligibility Review must conform to the GSP regulations set forth at 15 
CFR part 2007, except as modified below. These regulations are 
reprinted in the ``U.S. Generalized System of Preferences Guidebook'' 
(``GSP Guidebook''), available at: http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Development/Preference_Programs/GSP/asset_upload_file666_8359.pdf.
    Any person or party making a submission is strongly advised to 
review the GSP regulations. A model petition format is available from 
the GSP Subcommittee and is included in the GSP Guidebook. Petitioners 
are requested to use this model petition format so as to ensure that 
all information requirements are met. Submissions in response to this 
notice, with the exception of business confidential submissions, must 
be submitted electronically using http://www.regulations.gov, docket 
number USTR-2009-0015. Hand-delivered submissions will not be accepted. 
Submissions must be submitted in English to the Chairman of the GSP 
Subcommittee, Trade Policy Staff Committee, by the applicable deadlines 
set forth in this notice. Submissions that do not provide the 
information required by sections 2007.0 and 2007.1 of the GSP 
regulations will not be accepted for review, except upon a detailed 
showing in the submission that the petitioner made a good faith effort 
to obtain the information required.
    To ensure their most timely and expeditious receipt and 
consideration, petitions provided in response to this notice, with the 
exception of business confidential submissions, must be submitted 
online at http://www.regulations.gov. To make a submission using http://www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR-2009-0015 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.'' The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
offers the option of providing comments by filling in a ``General 
Comments'' field or by attaching a document. Submissions must be in 
English, with the total submission not to exceed 30 single-spaced 
standard letter-size pages in 12-point type, including attachments. Any 
data attachments to the submission should be included in the same file 
as the submission itself, and not as separate files.
    Given the detailed nature of the information sought by the GSP 
Subcommittee, it is expected that most comments and submissions will be 
provided in an attached document. When attaching a document, type (1) 
The eight-digit HTSUS subheading number, and (2) ``See attached'' in 
the ``General Comments'' field on the online submission form, and 
indicate on the attachment whether the document is a ``Country Practice 
Review Petition'' or ``Product Review Petition for [HTSUS Subheading 
Number], [Product Name], and, if pertinent, [Country].''
    Submissions must include at the beginning of the submission, or on 
the first page (if an attachment), the following text (in bold and 
underlined): (1) ``2009 GSP Annual Review''; and (2) for product 
petitions, the eight-digit HTSUS subheading number in which the product 
is classified; for country practice petitions, the name of the country. 
Furthermore, interested parties submitting petitions that request 
action with respect to specific products should also list at the 
beginning of the submission, or on the first page (if an attachment) 
the following information: (1) The requested action; and (2) if 
applicable, the beneficiary developing country.
    Each submitter will receive a submission tracking number upon 
completion of the submissions procedure at http://www.regulations.gov. 
The tracking number will be the submitter's confirmation that the 
submission was received into http://www.regulations.gov. The 
confirmation should be kept for the submitter's records. USTR is not 
responsible for any delays in a submission due to technical 
difficulties, nor is it able to provide any technical assistance for 
the Web site. Documents not submitted in accordance with these 
instructions may not be considered in this review. If unable to provide 
submissions as requested, please contact the GSP Program to arrange for 
an alternative method of transmission.

Business Confidential Petitions

    Persons wishing to submit business confidential information must 
submit that information by electronic mail to FR0807@ustr.eop.gov. 
Business confidential submissions will not be accepted at http://www.regulations.gov. For any document containing business confidential 
information submitted as a file attached to an e-mail transmission, the 
file name of the business confidential version should begin with the 
characters ``BC.'' The ``BC'' should be followed by the name of the 
party (government, company, union, association, etc.) that is making 
the submission.
    Persons wishing to submit business confidential submissions must 
also follow each of these steps: (1) Provide a written explanation of 
why the information should be protected in accordance with 15 CFR 
2007.7(b), which must be submitted along with the business confidential 
version of the submission; (2) clearly mark the business confidential 
submission ``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL'' at the top and bottom of each page 
of the submission; (3) indicate using brackets what information in the 
document is confidential; and (4) submit a non-confidential version of 
the submission, marked ``Public'' at the top and bottom of each page, 
that also indicates, using

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asterisks, where business confidential information was redacted or 
deleted from the applicable sentences to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Business confidential submissions that are submitted without the 
required markings, or are not accompanied by a properly marked non-
confidential version, as set forth above, might not be accepted or may 
be considered public documents. The non-confidential summary will be 
placed in the docket and open to public inspection.

III. Public Viewing of Review Submissions

    Submissions in response to this notice, except for information 
granted ``business confidential'' status under 15 CFR 2003.6, will be 
available for public viewing pursuant to 15 CFR 2007.6 at http://www.regulations.gov upon completion of processing and no later than 
approximately two weeks after the relevant due date. Such submissions 
may be viewed by entering the docket number USTR-2009-0015 in the 
search field at: http://www.regulations.gov.

Marideth Sandler,
Executive Director, GSP Program, Chairman, GSP Subcommittee of the 
Trade Policy Staff Committee.
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