Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Executive Order 11423, as Amended; Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for an International Pedestrian Bridge on the U.S.-Mexico Border Near San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 50997 [E9-23812]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 190 / Friday, October 2, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6776] Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Executive Order 11423, as Amended; Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for an International Pedestrian Bridge on the U.S.-Mexico Border Near San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of State hereby gives notice that, on September 18, 2009, it received from Otay-Tijuana Venture, L.L.C., an application for a Presidential permit to authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of a new international pedestrian bridge called the San DiegoTijuana Airport Cross Border Facility (CBF) on the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. According to the application, Otay-Tijuana Venture, L.L.C., is a company created under Delaware law and consists of companies owned by American and Mexican investors with experience in real estate, corporate investing, and airport operations. Otay-Tijuana Venture, L.L.C. states that it is undertaking the project as a for-profit, commercial activity. According to the application, the CBF would enable ticketed airline passengers to travel between Mexico’s Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) and San Diego, California, via an enclosed, elevated pedestrian bridge. The CBF will consist of: a main building on the U.S. side of the border housing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection facilities along with shops and services to accommodate travelers; an approximately 525-foot pedestrian bridge from the main building on the U.S. side connecting into TIJ’s passenger terminal on the Mexican side; and parking facilities and areas for car rentals and potentially bus service on the U.S. side. According to the application, the CBF would allow passengers to bypass San Diego’s congestion-prone ports of entry and avoid driving through the City of Tijuana. The Department’s jurisdiction over this application is based upon Executive Order 11423 of August 16, 1968, as amended. As provided in E.O. 11423, the Department is circulating this application to relevant Federal and State agencies for review and comment. Under E.O. 11423, the Department has the responsibility to determine, taking into account input from these agencies and other stakeholders, whether VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:40 Oct 01, 2009 Jkt 220001 issuance of a Presidential permit for this proposed bridge would be in the U.S. national interest. DATES: Interested members of the public are invited to submit written comments regarding this application on or before December 31, 2009 to Mr. Stewart Tuttle, U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs Coordinator, via e-mail at WHA– BorderAffairs@state.gov, or by mail at WHA/MEX—Room 3909, Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stewart Tuttle, U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs Coordinator, via e-mail at WHA– BorderAffairs@state.gov; by phone at 202–647–9894; or by mail at WHA/ MEX—Room 3909, Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. General information about Presidential Permits is available on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/p/wha/rt/permit/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This application and supporting documents are available for review in the Office of Mexican Affairs during normal business hours. Dated: September 28, 2009. Alex Lee, Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–23812 Filed 10–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE 50997 DATES: Although USTR will accept any comments received during the course of the dispute settlement proceedings, comments should be submitted on or before October 30 to be assured of timely consideration by USTR. ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2009–0035. If you are unable to provide submissions by http:// www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. If (as explained below) the comment contains confidential information, then the comment should be submitted by fax only to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ´ ´ Marıa L. Pagan, Associate General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395– 9626. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is providing notice that consultations have been requested pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (‘‘DSU’’). If such consultations should fail to resolve the matter and a dispute settlement panel is established pursuant to the DSU, such panel, which would hold its meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, would be expected to issue a report on its findings and recommendations within nine months after it is established. Major Issues Raised by China On September 14, 2009, China WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding requested consultations regarding Regarding United States—Certain restrictions recently announced by the Measures Affecting Imports of Certain United States on imports of Chinese Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck tires. According to China, these Tires From China restrictions take the form of substantially higher tariffs over the next AGENCY: Office of the United States three years well in excess of the tariff Trade Representative. rates permitted under U.S. international ACTION: Notice; request for comments. obligations to China. The restrictions were announced on September 11, 2009, SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is by U.S. authorities following an investigation pursuant to section 421 of providing notice that on September 14, the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 2009, the People’s Republic of China U.S.C. 2451). The report by the U.S. (‘‘China’’) requested consultations with International Trade Commission issued the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade as part of the investigation can be found Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’) with at Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light respect to certain measures affecting the Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China, Investigation No. TA–421–7, import of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China (China tires) USITC Publication No. 4085 (July 2009). into the United States. That request may The decision by the President can be found in the Proclamation issued by be found at http://www.wto.org President Obama on September 11, contained in a document designated as 2009. The measures are to take effect on WT/DS399/1. USTR invites written September 26, 2009. The request comments from the public concerning purports to include any other measures the issues raised in this dispute. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6776]


Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Executive Order 11423, as 
Amended; Notice of Receipt of Application for a Presidential Permit for 
an International Pedestrian Bridge on the U.S.-Mexico Border Near San 
Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State hereby gives notice that, on September 
18, 2009, it received from Otay-Tijuana Venture, L.L.C., an application 
for a Presidential permit to authorize the construction, operation, and 
maintenance of a new international pedestrian bridge called the San 
Diego-Tijuana Airport Cross Border Facility (CBF) on the U.S.-Mexico 
border near San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. 
According to the application, Otay-Tijuana Venture, L.L.C., is a 
company created under Delaware law and consists of companies owned by 
American and Mexican investors with experience in real estate, 
corporate investing, and airport operations. Otay-Tijuana Venture, 
L.L.C. states that it is undertaking the project as a for-profit, 
commercial activity. According to the application, the CBF would enable 
ticketed airline passengers to travel between Mexico's Tijuana 
International Airport (TIJ) and San Diego, California, via an enclosed, 
elevated pedestrian bridge. The CBF will consist of: a main building on 
the U.S. side of the border housing U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) inspection facilities along with shops and services to 
accommodate travelers; an approximately 525-foot pedestrian bridge from 
the main building on the U.S. side connecting into TIJ's passenger 
terminal on the Mexican side; and parking facilities and areas for car 
rentals and potentially bus service on the U.S. side. According to the 
application, the CBF would allow passengers to bypass San Diego's 
congestion-prone ports of entry and avoid driving through the City of 
Tijuana.
    The Department's jurisdiction over this application is based upon 
Executive Order 11423 of August 16, 1968, as amended. As provided in 
E.O. 11423, the Department is circulating this application to relevant 
Federal and State agencies for review and comment. Under E.O. 11423, 
the Department has the responsibility to determine, taking into account 
input from these agencies and other stakeholders, whether issuance of a 
Presidential permit for this proposed bridge would be in the U.S. 
national interest.

DATES: Interested members of the public are invited to submit written 
comments regarding this application on or before December 31, 2009 to 
Mr. Stewart Tuttle, U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs Coordinator, via e-mail 
at WHA-BorderAffairs@state.gov, or by mail at WHA/MEX--Room 3909, 
Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stewart Tuttle, U.S.-Mexico Border 
Affairs Coordinator, via e-mail at WHA-BorderAffairs@state.gov; by 
phone at 202-647-9894; or by mail at WHA/MEX--Room 3909, Department of 
State, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. General information about 
Presidential Permits is available on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/p/wha/rt/permit/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This application and supporting documents 
are available for review in the Office of Mexican Affairs during normal 
business hours.

    Dated: September 28, 2009.
Alex Lee,
Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E9-23812 Filed 10-1-09; 8:45 am]
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