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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 130 / Thursday, July 9, 2009 / Notices change, the Commission may summarily abrogate such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments rmajette on DSK29S0YB1 with NOTICES • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–ISE–2009–39 on the subject line. Number SR–ISE–2009–39 and should be submitted on or before July 30, 2009. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–16176 Filed 7–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of the Results of the 2008 Annual Product Reviews AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces: (1) The disposition of the product petitions accepted for review in the 2008 GSP Annual Product Review; (2) the results Paper Comments of the 2008 Competitive Need Limitations (CNL) Waiver Review; (3) • Send paper comments in triplicate the results of the 2008 Competitive to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Need Limitation Waiver Revocation Securities and Exchange Commission, Review; (4) the addition of a product to 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC the list of products that were not 20549–1090. produced in the United States on All submissions should refer to File January 1, 1995; (5) the results of the Number SR–ISE–2009–39. This file 2008 De Minimis Waiver and number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Redesignation Reviews; and (6) the continuation of the 2008 Country Commission process and review your Practices Review. comments more efficiently, please use FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Tameka Cooper, GSP Program, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ 1724 F Street, NW., Room F–601, rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the Washington, DC 20508. The telephone submission, all subsequent number is (202) 395–6971, the fax amendments, all written statements number is (202) 395–2961, and the with respect to the proposed rule e-mail address is change that are filed with the Tameka_Cooper@ustr.eop.gov. Commission, and all written communications relating to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP proposed rule change between the program provides for the duty-free Commission and any person, other than importation of designated articles when those that may be withheld from the imported from beneficiary developing public in accordance with the countries. The GSP program is provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be authorized by Title V of the Trade Act available for inspection and copying in of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461 et seq.), as the Commission’s Public Reference amended (the ‘‘Trade Act’’), and is Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, implemented in accordance with DC 20549, on official business days Executive Order 11888 of November 24, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 1975, as modified by subsequent Copies of such filing also will be Executive Orders and Presidential available for inspection and copying at Proclamations. the principal office of ISE. All In the 2008 Annual Product Review, comments received will be posted the Trade Policy Staff Committee without change; the Commission does reviewed petitions to change product not edit personal identifying coverage of the GSP. The results of the information from submissions. You 2008 GSP Annual Review, comprising should submit only information that nine lists, are available for public you wish to make available publicly. All 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). submissions should refer to File VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:49 Jul 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33013 viewing at http://www.regulations.gov in docket USTR–2008–0045. The listed results of the 2008 GSP Annual Review are also available at: http:// www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/tradedevelopment/preference-programs/ generalized-system-preference-gsp/ current-reviews. The disposition of the petitions considered in the 2008 GSP Annual Review is described in: List I (Decisions on Petitions to Add Products to the List of Eligible Products for the Generalized System of Preferences); List II (Decisions on Petitions to Remove Duty-Free Status from a Beneficiary Developing Country for a Product on the List of Eligible Articles for the Generalized System of Preferences); and List III (Decisions on Petitions to Grant a Waiver to the Competitive Need Limitations). Certain articles for which a waiver of the application of Section 503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 Act was issued at least five years ago, but which are revoked pursuant to Section 503(d)(5) are listed in List IV (Decisions on Competitive Need Limit Waiver Revocations). Certain articles for which it has been determined that a like or directly competitive product was not produced in the United States on January 1, 1995, for the purposes of section 503(c)(2)(E), are listed in List V (Addition to List of Products ‘‘Not Produced in the United States’’, Pursuant to Section 503(c)(2)(E)). In the 2008 Product Review, the Trade Policy Staff Committee evaluated the 2008 value of U.S. imports of each GSPeligible article to determine whether an article from a GSP beneficiary developing country exceeded the GSP CNLs. De minimis waivers were granted to certain articles that exceeded the 50percent import-share CNL, but for which the aggregate value of all U.S. imports of that article was below the 2008 de minimis level of $19 million. List VI (Decisions on Products Eligible for De Minimis Waivers) provides the list of the articles and the associated countries granted de minimis waivers. No eligible products were redesignated to GSP eligibility. List VII (Decisions on Products Eligible for GSP Redesignation) provides the list of the articles and the associated countries reviewed for redesignation. Articles that exceeded one of the GSP CNLs in 2008, and that are newly excluded from GSP eligibility when imported from a specific beneficiary country, are listed in List VIII (Products Newly Subject to CNL Exclusion). The Trade Policy Staff Committee has determined to continue the review of GSP eligibility of certain beneficiary developing countries. The beneficiaries E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 33014 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 130 / Thursday, July 9, 2009 / Notices that will continue to be under review for GSP eligibility include: Lebanon, Russia and Uzbekistan regarding intellectual property rights, and Bangladesh, Niger, the Philippines and Uzbekistan regarding worker rights. The disposition of petitions (see List IX, Petitions for Review of Country Practices) considered in the 2008 Country Practices Review and a decision whether to accept petitions submitted concerning Iraq and Sri Lanka will be announced in a later Federal Register notice. Marideth J. Sandler, Executive Director, GSP Program; Chairman, GSP Subcommittee. [FR Doc. E9–16083 Filed 7–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W9–P SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001; richard.lolich@dot.gov. Authority: 5 U.S.C. App 2, Sec. 9(a)(2); 41 CFR 101–6. 1005; DOT Order 1120.3B. Dated: July 1, 2009. Christine Gurland, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E9–16253 Filed 7–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council rmajette on DSK29S0YB1 with NOTICES ACTION: National Advisory Council Public Meeting. SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration announces that the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) will hold a meeting to assess its priorities for the coming year, and to discuss other issues of importance to the Marine Transportation System. A public comment period is scheduled for 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2009. To provide time for as many people to speak as possible, speaking time for each individual will be limited to three minutes. Members of the public who would like to speak are asked to contact Richard J. Lolich by July 17, 2009. Commenters will be placed on the agenda in the order in which notifications are received. If time allows, additional comments will be permitted. Copies of oral comments must be submitted in writing at the meeting. Additional written comments are welcome and must be filed by August 4, 2009. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, July 24, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Media Center at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Lolich, (202) 366–0704; Maritime Administration, MAR–540, Room W21–310, 1200 New Jersey Ave., VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:49 Jul 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 Notice. By Federal Register notice (See 74 FR 16442; April 10, 2009) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill six upcoming openings on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The notice invited interested persons to apply to fill six vacancies representing commercial air tour operators (2), general aviation (1), Native American tribal (1), and environmental (2) concerns due to the incumbent members’ completion of three-year term appointments on October 9, 2009. This notice informs the public of the persons selected to fill four of the six vacancies on the NPOAG ARC. Vacancies filled include the two commercial tour operator openings, the general aviation opening, and one of the environmental openings. Since the previous notice did not draw enough responses from individuals for the Native American tribal opening or the remaining environmental vacancy, NPS and FAA are also using this notice to invite other interested individuals to apply for these two remaining openings. If you responded to the initial notice, for either the Native American tribal or environmental openings, you will still be under consideration and need not reapply. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Brayer, Special Programs Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Headquarters, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009–2007, telephone: (310) 725–3800, e-mail: Barry.Brayer@faa.gov, or Karen Trevino, National Park Service, Natural Sounds Program, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO 80525, telephone: (970) 225–3563, e-mail: Karen_Trevin@nps.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106–181. The Act required the establishment of the advisory group within 1 year after its enactment. The NPOAG was established in March 2001. The advisory group is comprised of a balanced group of representatives of general aviation, commercial air tour operations, environmental concerns, and Native American tribes. The Administrator of the FAA and the Director of NPS (or their designees) serve as ex officio members of the group. Representatives of the Administrator and Director serve alternating 1-year terms as chairman of the advisory group. In accordance with the Act, the advisory group provides ‘‘advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator and the Director— (1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the amendments made by this title; (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands, which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour management plan; (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the interests of visitors to national parks; and (4) At the request of the Administrator and the Director, safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands.’’ Membership The current NPOAG ARC is made up of one member representing general aviation, three members representing the commercial air tour industry, four members representing environmental concerns, and two members representing Native American interests. Current members of the NPOAG ARC are as follows: Heidi Williams representing general aviation; Alan Stephen, Elling Halvorson, and Matthew Zuccaro representing commercial air tour operators; Chip Dennerlein, Greg Miller, Kristen Brengel, and Don Barger representing environmental interests; and Rory Majenty and Richard Deertrack representing Native American tribes. Selection Selected to fill the air tour operator vacancies, for additional terms, are returning members Alan Stephen and E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 130 (Thursday, July 9, 2009)]
[Notices]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of the Results of 
the 2008 Annual Product Reviews

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces: (1) The disposition of the product 
petitions accepted for review in the 2008 GSP Annual Product Review; 
(2) the results of the 2008 Competitive Need Limitations (CNL) Waiver 
Review; (3) the results of the 2008 Competitive Need Limitation Waiver 
Revocation Review; (4) the addition of a product to the list of 
products that were not produced in the United States on January 1, 
1995; (5) the results of the 2008 De Minimis Waiver and Redesignation 
Reviews; and (6) the continuation of the 2008 Country Practices Review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tameka Cooper, GSP Program, Office of 
the United States Trade Representative, 1724 F Street, NW., Room F-601, 
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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP program provides for the duty-free 
importation of designated articles when imported from 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 ``Trade 
Act''), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of 
November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and 
Presidential Proclamations.
    In the 2008 Annual Product Review, the Trade Policy Staff Committee 
reviewed petitions to change product coverage of the GSP. The results 
of the 2008 GSP Annual Review, comprising nine lists, are available for 
public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov in docket USTR-2008-0045. 
The listed results of the 2008 GSP Annual Review are also available at: 
http://www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/trade-development/preference-programs/generalized-system-preference-gsp/current-reviews.
    The disposition of the petitions considered in the 2008 GSP Annual 
Review is described in: List I (Decisions on Petitions to Add Products 
to the List of Eligible Products for the Generalized System of 
Preferences); List II (Decisions on Petitions to Remove Duty-Free 
Status from a Beneficiary Developing Country for a Product on the List 
of Eligible Articles for the Generalized System of Preferences); and 
List III (Decisions on Petitions to Grant a Waiver to the Competitive 
Need Limitations).
    Certain articles for which a waiver of the application of Section 
503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 Act was issued at least five years ago, but 
which are revoked pursuant to Section 503(d)(5) are listed in List IV 
(Decisions on Competitive Need Limit Waiver Revocations).
    Certain articles for which it has been determined that a like or 
directly competitive product was not produced in the United States on 
January 1, 1995, for the purposes of section 503(c)(2)(E), are listed 
in List V (Addition to List of Products ``Not Produced in the United 
States'', Pursuant to Section 503(c)(2)(E)).
    In the 2008 Product Review, the Trade Policy Staff Committee 
evaluated the 2008 value of U.S. imports of each GSP-eligible article 
to determine whether an article from a GSP beneficiary developing 
country exceeded the GSP CNLs. De minimis waivers were granted to 
certain articles that exceeded the 50-percent import-share CNL, but for 
which the aggregate value of all U.S. imports of that article was below 
the 2008 de minimis level of $19 million. List VI (Decisions on 
Products Eligible for De Minimis Waivers) provides the list of the 
articles and the associated countries granted de minimis waivers. No 
eligible products were redesignated to GSP eligibility. List VII 
(Decisions on Products Eligible for GSP Redesignation) provides the 
list of the articles and the associated countries reviewed for 
redesignation.
    Articles that exceeded one of the GSP CNLs in 2008, and that are 
newly excluded from GSP eligibility when imported from a specific 
beneficiary country, are listed in List VIII (Products Newly Subject to 
CNL Exclusion).
    The Trade Policy Staff Committee has determined to continue the 
review of GSP eligibility of certain beneficiary developing countries. 
The beneficiaries

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that will continue to be under review for GSP eligibility include: 
Lebanon, Russia and Uzbekistan regarding intellectual property rights, 
and Bangladesh, Niger, the Philippines and Uzbekistan regarding worker 
rights. The disposition of petitions (see List IX, Petitions for Review 
of Country Practices) considered in the 2008 Country Practices Review 
and a decision whether to accept petitions submitted concerning Iraq 
and Sri Lanka will be announced in a later Federal Register notice.

Marideth J. Sandler,
Executive Director, GSP Program; Chairman, GSP Subcommittee.
[FR Doc. E9-16083 Filed 7-8-09; 8:45 am]
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