Request for Comments Concerning an Environmental Review of the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement, 14479-14481 [2010-6653]

Download as PDF 14479 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Notices C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520. Please note that internal processing often results in delayed delivery of standard mail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Office of Mexican Affairs—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: March 19, 2010. Alex Lee, Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2010–6638 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6929] Waiver of Restriction on Assistance to the Central Government of Algeria Pursuant to section 7086(c)(2) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010 (Division F, Pub. L. 111–117) (‘‘the Act’’), and Department of State Delegation of Authority Number 245–1, I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest of the United States to waive the requirements of section 7086(c)(1) of the Act with respect to the Government of Algeria, and I hereby waive such restriction. This determination shall be reported to the Congress, and published in the Federal Register. Dated: March 10, 2010. Jacob J. Lew, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. ACTION: Notice. Country The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country reallocations of the fiscal year (FY) 2010 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar. DATES: Effective Date: March 25, 2010. ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Leslie O’Connor, Director of Agricultural Affairs, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie O’Connor, Office of Agricultural Affairs, 202–395–6127. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the United States maintains TRQs for imports of raw cane and refined sugar. Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity of a TRQ for any agricultural product among supplying countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007). On September 29, 2009, the Secretary of Agriculture established the FY 2010 TRQ for imported raw cane sugar at the minimum amount to which the United States committed to pursuant to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV)). On October 6, 2009, USTR provided notice of country-by-country allocations of the FY 2010 in-quota quantity of the TRQ for imported raw cane sugar. Based on consultation with quota holders, USTR has determined to reallocate 81,946 MTRV of the original TRQ quantity from those countries that have stated they will be unable to fill their FY 2010 allocated raw cane sugar quantities. USTR is allocating the 81,946 MTRV to the following countries in the amounts specified below: SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2010–6641 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Reallocation of Unused Fiscal Year 2010 Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 24, 2010 FY 2010 reallocation Country BILLING CODE 4710–31–P Jkt 220001 Argentina .............................. Australia ................................ Belize .................................... Bolivia ................................... Brazil ..................................... Colombia ............................... Costa Rica ............................ Dominican Republic .............. Ecuador ................................ El Salvador ........................... Guatemala ............................ PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3,729 7,197 954 694 12,574 2,081 1,301 15,262 954 2,255 4,162 FY 2010 reallocation Guyana ................................. Honduras .............................. India ...................................... Jamaica ................................ Malawi ................................... Mozambique ......................... Nicaragua ............................. Panama ................................ Peru ...................................... Philippines ............................ South Africa .......................... Swaziland ............................. Thailand ................................ Zimbabwe ............................. 1,041 867 694 954 867 1,127 1,821 2,515 3,555 11,706 1,994 1,387 1,214 1,041 These allocations are based on the countries’ historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar TRQ to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin and certificates for quota eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an allocation has been provided. Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. Ronald Kirk, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2010–6599 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W0–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Request for Comments Concerning an Environmental Review of the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). ACTION: Notice of intent to conduct an environmental review of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and request for comments. SUMMARY: This publication gives notice that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), through the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), is initiating an environmental review of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP) between the United States and the other countries currently involved in TPP negotiations. The TPSC is requesting written comments from the public on what should be included in the scope of the environmental review, including the potential environmental effects that might flow from the trade agreement and the potential implications for U.S. environmental laws and regulations. The TPSC is also requesting identification of potential E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 14480 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES complementarities between trade and environmental objectives such as the promotion of sustainable development. The TPSC also welcomes public views on appropriate methodologies and sources of data for conducting the review. The review will be conducted consistent with the relevant procedures of Executive Order 13141 (64 FR 63169) (Nov. 18, 1999) and its implementing guidelines (65 FR 79442). Persons submitting written comments should provide as much detail as possible on the degree to which the subject matter they propose for inclusion in the review may raise significant environmental issues in the context of the negotiation. Public comments on environmental issues submitted in response to a previous notice (74 FR 66720) requesting comments from the public to assist USTR in formulating positions and proposals with respect to all aspects of the negotiation of a Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement will be taken into account in preparing the environmental review and do not need to be resubmitted. DATES: Written comments are due by June 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submissions via on-line: http://www.regulations.gov. For alternatives to on-line submissions, please contact Gloria Blue, Executive Secretary, Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), at (202) 395–3475. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning written comments, please contact Gloria Blue at the above number. All other questions regarding the environmental review of the TPP trade agreement should be directed to David Brooks, Environment and Natural Resources Section, USTR, at (202) 395–7320. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Background Information On December 14, 2009, USTR notified Congress of the President’s intent to enter into negotiations of the TransPacific Partnership, a regional, AsiaPacific trade agreement. The United States is entering into negotiations with the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries (Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Peru and Vietnam) with the goal of shaping a high-standard, 21st century, regional agreement that will have broad-based membership. Through notices in the Federal Register and a public hearing (held March 4, 2009 in Washington, DC), the TPSC invited the public to provide written comments and/or oral testimony to assist USTR in amplifying and clarifying negotiating objectives for the proposed TPP and to provide advice VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 www.regulations.gov home page and click ‘‘Search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notices’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the search-results page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ (For further information on using the 2. Environmental Review http://www.regulations.gov Web site, USTR, through the TPSC, will please consult the resources provided conduct an environmental review of the on the website by clicking on the ‘‘Help’’ agreement consistent with Executive tab.) Order 13141 (64 FR 63169) and its The http://www.regulations.gov Web implementing guidelines (65 FR 79442). site provides the option of making Environmental reviews are used to submissions by filling in a comments identify potentially significant, field, or by attaching a document. USTR reasonably foreseeable environmental prefers submissions to be provided in an impacts (both positive and negative), and information from the review can attached document. If a document is help facilitate consideration of attached, it is sufficient to type ‘‘See appropriate responses where impacts attached’’ in the ‘‘Type comment & are identified. Reviews address Upload File’’ field. USTR prefers potential environmental impacts of the submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or proposed agreement and potential Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If the submission implications for environmental laws is in an application other than those and regulations. The focus of the review two, please indicate the name of the is on impacts in the United States, application in the ‘‘Comments’’ field. although global and trans-boundary For any comments submitted impacts may be considered, where electronically containing business appropriate and prudent. confidential information, the file name Environmental reviews were of the business confidential version conducted for bilateral free trade agreements concluded with a number of should begin with the characters ‘‘BC’’. Any page containing business TPP negotiating partners. confidential information must be clearly Environmental reviews for the U.S.Singapore FTA, the U.S.-Chile FTA, the marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ on the top of that page. Filers of U.S.-Australia FTA and the U.S.-Peru submissions containing business Trade Promotion Agreement are confidential information must also available on the USTR Web site: http:// www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/environment/ submit a public version of their comments. The file name of the public environmental-reviews. These reviews version should begin with the character provide background information on the ‘‘P’’. The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be FTA partner, information on tradefollowed by the name of the person or related environmental issues in the entity submitting the comments or reply context of the bilateral free trade agreement, as well as information on the comments. Filers submitting comments containing no business confidential approach to conducting environmental information should name their file using reviews. the character ‘‘P’’, followed by the name 3. Requirements for Submissions of the person or entity submitting the Persons submitting comments must comments. do so in English and must identify (on Please do not attach separate cover the first page of the submission) the letters to electronic submissions; rather, ‘‘United States–Trans-Pacific include any information that might Partnership Trade Agreement.’’ In order appear in a cover letter in the comments to be assured of consideration, themselves. Similarly, to the extent comments should be submitted by June possible, please include any exhibits, 1, 2010. annexes, or other attachments in the In order to ensure the timely receipt same file as the submission itself, not as and consideration of comments, USTR separate files. strongly encourages commenters to USTR strongly urges submitters to file make on-line submissions, using the comments through http:// http://www.regulations.gov Web site. www.regulations.gov, if at all possible. Comments should be submitted under the following docket: USTR–2010–0010. Any alternative arrangements must be made with Ms. Blue in advance of To find the docket, enter the docket transmitting a comment. Ms. Blue number in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ window at the http:// should be contacted at (202) 395–3475. on how specific goods and services and other matters should be treated under the proposed agreement (see 74 FR 4480; 74 FR 66720). Additional information about the proposed TransPacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement can be found at http:// www.ustr.gov/tpp. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Notices General information concerning USTR is available at http://www.ustr.gov. Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 2010–6653 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W0–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2010–0005–N–4] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on January 20, 2010 (75 FR 3275). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 26, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD– 20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On January 20, 2010, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICRs that the agency was seeking VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 OMB approval. See 75 FR 3275. FRA received no comments after issuing this notice. Accordingly, DOT announces that these information collection activities have been re-evaluated and certified under 5 CFR. 1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c). Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summaries below describe the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The unchanged requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Control of Alcohol and Drug Use in Railroad Operations. OMB Control Number: 2130–0526. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroads. Form(s): FRA F 6180.73; 6180.74. Abstract: The information collection requirements contained in preemployment and ‘‘for cause’’ testing regulations are intended to ensure a sense of fairness and accuracy for railroads and their employees. The principal information—evidence of unauthorized alcohol or drug use—is used to prevent accidents by screening personnel who perform safety-sensitive service. FRA uses the information to measure the level of compliance with regulations governing the use of alcohol or controlled substances. Elimination of this problem is necessary to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities of the nature already experienced and further reduce the risk of a truly catastrophic accident. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 31,797 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14481 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2010 . Kimberly Coronel, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–6660 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement; Houma-Thibodaux to LA 3127 Connection; Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and St. Mary Parishes, LA AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Revised Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this Revised Notice of Intent (NOI) to advise the public and interested agencies of modifications to the scope and environmental review process for the Houma-Thibodaux to LA 3127 Connection Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project study area has been expanded due to resource agency concerns to include a potential alternative to the west in the vicinity of the LA 1 and LA 308 corridor to the Sunshine Bridge. FHWA also intends to utilize the environmental review provisions afforded under Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). The EIS will build upon the environmental and technical studies and public comments and outreach conducted to date. This NOI revises the NOI that was E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Request for Comments Concerning an Environmental Review of the 
Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

ACTION: Notice of intent to conduct an environmental review of the 
proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and request 
for comments.

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SUMMARY: This publication gives notice that the Office of the United 
States Trade Representative (USTR), through the Trade Policy Staff 
Committee (TPSC), is initiating an environmental review of the proposed 
Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP) between the United 
States and the other countries currently involved in TPP negotiations. 
The TPSC is requesting written comments from the public on what should 
be included in the scope of the environmental review, including the 
potential environmental effects that might flow from the trade 
agreement and the potential implications for U.S. environmental laws 
and regulations. The TPSC is also requesting identification of 
potential

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complementarities between trade and environmental objectives such as 
the promotion of sustainable development. The TPSC also welcomes public 
views on appropriate methodologies and sources of data for conducting 
the review. The review will be conducted consistent with the relevant 
procedures of Executive Order 13141 (64 FR 63169) (Nov. 18, 1999) and 
its implementing guidelines (65 FR 79442). Persons submitting written 
comments should provide as much detail as possible on the degree to 
which the subject matter they propose for inclusion in the review may 
raise significant environmental issues in the context of the 
negotiation. Public comments on environmental issues submitted in 
response to a previous notice (74 FR 66720) requesting comments from 
the public to assist USTR in formulating positions and proposals with 
respect to all aspects of the negotiation of a Trans-Pacific 
Partnership Trade Agreement will be taken into account in preparing the 
environmental review and do not need to be resubmitted.

DATES: Written comments are due by June 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submissions via on-line: http://www.regulations.gov. For 
alternatives to on-line submissions, please contact Gloria Blue, 
Executive Secretary, Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), at (202) 395-
3475.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning 
written comments, please contact Gloria Blue at the above number. All 
other questions regarding the environmental review of the TPP trade 
agreement should be directed to David Brooks, Environment and Natural 
Resources Section, USTR, at (202) 395-7320.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

1. Background Information

    On December 14, 2009, USTR notified Congress of the President's 
intent to enter into negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 
regional, Asia-Pacific trade agreement. The United States is entering 
into negotiations with the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries 
(Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Peru and 
Vietnam) with the goal of shaping a high-standard, 21st century, 
regional agreement that will have broad-based membership. Through 
notices in the Federal Register and a public hearing (held March 4, 
2009 in Washington, DC), the TPSC invited the public to provide written 
comments and/or oral testimony to assist USTR in amplifying and 
clarifying negotiating objectives for the proposed TPP and to provide 
advice on how specific goods and services and other matters should be 
treated under the proposed agreement (see 74 FR 4480; 74 FR 66720). 
Additional information about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership 
Free Trade Agreement can be found at http://www.ustr.gov/tpp.

2. Environmental Review

    USTR, through the TPSC, will conduct an environmental review of the 
agreement consistent with Executive Order 13141 (64 FR 63169) and its 
implementing guidelines (65 FR 79442). Environmental reviews are used 
to identify potentially significant, reasonably foreseeable 
environmental impacts (both positive and negative), and information 
from the review can help facilitate consideration of appropriate 
responses where impacts are identified. Reviews address potential 
environmental impacts of the proposed agreement and potential 
implications for environmental laws and regulations. The focus of the 
review is on impacts in the United States, although global and trans-
boundary impacts may be considered, where appropriate and prudent.
    Environmental reviews were conducted for bilateral free trade 
agreements concluded with a number of TPP negotiating partners. 
Environmental reviews for the U.S.-Singapore FTA, the U.S.-Chile FTA, 
the U.S.-Australia FTA and the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement are 
available on the USTR Web site: http://www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/environment/environmental-reviews. These reviews provide background 
information on the FTA partner, information on trade-related 
environmental issues in the context of the bilateral free trade 
agreement, as well as information on the approach to conducting 
environmental reviews.

3. Requirements for Submissions

    Persons submitting comments must do so in English and must identify 
(on the first page of the submission) the ``United States-Trans-Pacific 
Partnership Trade Agreement.'' In order to be assured of consideration, 
comments should be submitted by June 1, 2010.
    In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of 
comments, USTR strongly encourages commenters to make on-line 
submissions, using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Comments 
should be submitted under the following docket: USTR-2010-0010. To find 
the docket, enter the docket number in the ``Enter Keyword or ID'' 
window at the http://www.regulations.gov home page and click 
``Search.'' The site will provide a search-results page listing all 
documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice 
by selecting ``Notices'' under ``Document Type'' on the search-results 
page, and click on the link entitled ``Submit a Comment.'' (For further 
information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site, please 
consult the resources provided on the website by clicking on the 
``Help'' tab.)
    The http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of 
making submissions by filling in a comments field, or by attaching a 
document. USTR prefers submissions to be provided in an attached 
document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type ``See 
attached'' in the ``Type comment & Upload File'' field. USTR prefers 
submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If the 
submission is in an application other than those two, please indicate 
the name of the application in the ``Comments'' field.
    For any comments submitted electronically containing business 
confidential information, the file name of the business confidential 
version should 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.
    Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic 
submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a 
cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent 
possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in 
the same file as the submission itself, not as separate files.
    USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through http://www.regulations.gov, if at all possible. Any alternative arrangements 
must be made with Ms. Blue in advance of transmitting a comment. Ms. 
Blue should be contacted at (202) 395-3475.

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General information concerning USTR is available at http://www.ustr.gov.

Carmen Suro-Bredie,
Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. 2010-6653 Filed 3-24-10; 8:45 am]
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