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[FR Doc. 2010–17021 Filed 7–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 7086] In the Matter of the Review of the Designation of the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (aka CPP/NPA and Other Aliases) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled in this matter pursuant to Section 219(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(4)(C)) (‘‘INA’’), and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, I conclude that the circumstances that were the basis for the 2004 redesignation of the aforementioned organization as a foreign terrorist organization have not changed in such a manner as to warrant revocation of the designation and that the national security of the United States does not warrant a revocation of the designation. Therefore, I hereby determine that the designation of the aforementioned organization as a foreign terrorist organization, pursuant to Section 219 of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189), shall be maintained. This determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: June 30, 2010. James B. Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2010–17014 Filed 7–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of the Results of the 2009 Annual Product Reviews AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the results of 2009 GSP Annual Product Review with respect to: (1) Disposition VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Jul 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 of the product petitions accepted for review, including petitions to add and remove products; (2) waivers of the Competitive Need Limitations (CNL); (3) revocation of CNL waivers; and (4) de minimis waivers and redesignations. This notice also announces the continuation of the 2009 Country Practices Review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tameka Cooper, GSP Program, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 1724 F Street, NW., Room 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, and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. In the 2009 Annual Review, the Trade Policy Staff Committee reviewed a number of petitions to change product coverage of the GSP, and evaluated the 2009 value of U.S. imports of each GSPeligible article to determine whether imports of an article from a GSP beneficiary developing country exceeded the CNLs. The results of the 2009 GSP Annual Review, comprising eight lists, are available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov in docket USTR–2009–0037, Supporting and Related Materials. These lists are also available at: http://www.ustr.gov/ trade-topics/trade-development/ preference-programs/generalizedsystem-preference-gsp/current-review-1. Petitions to add certain frozen mixed beans (HTS 0710.22.40) and frozen mixtures of vegetables (HTS 0710.90.91) to the list of products eligible for dutyfree treatment under GSP were granted. Petitions to add three other products were denied. Additional information about the disposition of the petitions to add products is described in List I (Decisions on Petitions to Add Products to the List of Eligible Products for the Generalized System of Preferences). A petition to remove GSP eligibility for gold mixed link necklaces and neck chains (HTS 7113.19.25) from India was granted. These articles are no longer eligible for duty-free treatment under GSP when imported from India. Additional information about the disposition of all requests to remove PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40019 products is described in List II (Decisions on Petitions to Remove DutyFree status from a Beneficiary Developing Country for a Product on the List of Eligible Articles for the Generalized System of Preferences). A petition to grant a waiver of the CNLs for imports of certain pneumatic radial tires (HTS 4011.10.10) from Thailand was denied, as reflected in List III (Decisions on Petitions to Grant a Waiver to the Competitive Need Limitation). Existing CNL waivers were not revoked for miniature carnations (HTS 0603.12.30) from Columbia and certain silver jewelry articles (HTS 7113.11.50) from Thailand, and revoked for gold mixed link necklaces and neckchains (HTS 7113.19.25) from India, as reflected in List IV (Decisions on Competitive Need Limitation Waiver Revocations). Articles that exceeded the CNLs in 2009 and that, effective July 1, 2010, are excluded from GSP eligibility when imported from a specific beneficiary country are described in List V (Products Newly Subject to Exclusion by Competitive Need Limitation), and include certain shrimp and prawn products (HTS 1605.20.05) from Thailand, certain pneumatic radial tires (HTS 4011.10.10) from Thailand, certain wood products (HTS 4409.29.05) from Brazil, and gold rope necklaces and neckchains (HTS 7113.19.21) from India. De minimis waivers were granted to all 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 2009 de minimis level of $19.5 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. The articles included on this list will continue to be eligible for duty-free treatment under GSP when imported from the associated countries. No products were redesignated as eligible for GSP. List VII (Decisions on Products Eligible for GSP Redesignation) provides the list of the articles and the associated countries reviewed for redesignation. The status of petitions considered in the 2009 Country Practices Review is described in List VIII. This list includes the status of petitions that had previously been accepted for review, as well petitions where the decision to accept for further review or reject was pending. The beneficiaries that will continue to be under review for GSP eligibility include: Lebanon, Russia and Uzbekistan regarding intellectual E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 40020 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 13, 2010 / Notices property rights, and Bangladesh, Niger, the Philippines and Uzbekistan regarding worker rights. The Trade Policy Staff Committee has determined to accept petitions to review GSP eligibility for Argentina regarding arbitral awards and Sri Lanka regarding worker rights, and has deferred a decision on a petition regarding Iraq worker rights. The announcement of the 2010 annual review and solicitation of new petitions for consideration in that review will be announced in a later Federal Register notice. Seth Vaughn, Director, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program; Chairman, GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2010–17012 Filed 7–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–WO–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration, DOT [Docket No. FRA–2010–0005–N–16] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals ACTION: Notice and request for comments. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on May 4, 2010 (75 FR 23839). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 12, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Jul 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 (These telephone numbers are not tollfree.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, § 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 May 4, 2010, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICRs that the agency was seeking OMB approval. 75 FR 23839. 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 revised requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Foreign Railroads’ ForeignBased (FRFB) Employees Who Perform Train or Dispatching Service in the United States. OMB Control Number: 2130–0555. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroads. Form(s): None. Abstract: The collection of information is used by FRA to determine compliance of FRFB train and dispatching service employees and their employers with the prohibition PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 against the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances. Because of the increase in cross-border train operations and the increased risk posed to the safety of train operations in the United States, FRA seeks to apply all of the requirements of 49 CFR 219 to FRFB train and dispatching service employees. The basic information— evidence of unauthorized use of drugs and alcohol—is used by FRA to help prevent accidents/incidents by screening FRFB who perform safetysensitive functions for unauthorized drug or alcohol use. FRFB train and dispatching service employees testing positive for unauthorized use of alcohol and drugs are removed from service, thereby enhancing safety and serving as a deterrent to other FRFB train and dispatching service employees who might be tempted to engage in the unauthorized use of drugs or alcohol. Annual Estimated Burden: 28 hours. Title: Special Notice for Repairs. OMB Control Number: 2130–0504. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroads. Form(s): FRA F 6180.8; FRA F 6180.8a. Abstract: The Special Notice For Repairs is issued to notify the carrier in writing of an unsafe condition involving a locomotive, car, or track. The carrier must return the form after repairs have been made. The collection of information is used by State and Federal inspectors to remove freight cars or locomotives until they can be restored to a serviceable condition. It is also used by State and Federal inspectors to reduce the maximum authorized speed on a section of track until repairs can be made. Annual Estimated Burden: 10 hours. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collections of information are 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 estimates of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on respondents, including the use of E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of the Results of 
the 2009 Annual Product Reviews

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the results of 2009 GSP Annual Product 
Review with respect to: (1) Disposition of the product petitions 
accepted for review, including petitions to add and remove products; 
(2) waivers of the Competitive Need Limitations (CNL); (3) revocation 
of CNL waivers; and (4) de minimis waivers and redesignations. This 
notice also announces the continuation of the 2009 Country Practices 
Review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tameka Cooper, GSP Program, Office of 
the United States Trade Representative, 1724 F Street, NW., Room 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, and is 
implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 
1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and Presidential 
Proclamations.
    In the 2009 Annual Review, the Trade Policy Staff Committee 
reviewed a number of petitions to change product coverage of the GSP, 
and evaluated the 2009 value of U.S. imports of each GSP-eligible 
article to determine whether imports of an article from a GSP 
beneficiary developing country exceeded the CNLs. The results of the 
2009 GSP Annual Review, comprising eight lists, are available for 
public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov in docket USTR-2009-0037, 
Supporting and Related Materials. These lists are also available at: 
http://www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/trade-development/preference-programs/generalized-system-preference-gsp/current-review-1.
    Petitions to add certain frozen mixed beans (HTS 0710.22.40) and 
frozen mixtures of vegetables (HTS 0710.90.91) to the list of products 
eligible for duty-free treatment under GSP were granted. Petitions to 
add three other products were denied. Additional information about the 
disposition of the petitions to add products is described in List I 
(Decisions on Petitions to Add Products to the List of Eligible 
Products for the Generalized System of Preferences).
    A petition to remove GSP eligibility for gold mixed link necklaces 
and neck chains (HTS 7113.19.25) from India was granted. These articles 
are no longer eligible for duty-free treatment under GSP when imported 
from India. Additional information about the disposition of all 
requests to remove products is described in 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).
    A petition to grant a waiver of the CNLs for imports of certain 
pneumatic radial tires (HTS 4011.10.10) from Thailand was denied, as 
reflected in List III (Decisions on Petitions to Grant a Waiver to the 
Competitive Need Limitation).
    Existing CNL waivers were not revoked for miniature carnations (HTS 
0603.12.30) from Columbia and certain silver jewelry articles (HTS 
7113.11.50) from Thailand, and revoked for gold mixed link necklaces 
and neckchains (HTS 7113.19.25) from India, as reflected in List IV 
(Decisions on Competitive Need Limitation Waiver Revocations).
    Articles that exceeded the CNLs in 2009 and that, effective July 1, 
2010, are excluded from GSP eligibility when imported from a specific 
beneficiary country are described in List V (Products Newly Subject to 
Exclusion by Competitive Need Limitation), and include certain shrimp 
and prawn products (HTS 1605.20.05) from Thailand, certain pneumatic 
radial tires (HTS 4011.10.10) from Thailand, certain wood products (HTS 
4409.29.05) from Brazil, and gold rope necklaces and neckchains (HTS 
7113.19.21) from India.
    De minimis waivers were granted to all 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 2009 de minimis level of 
$19.5 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. The articles included on this list will 
continue to be eligible for duty-free treatment under GSP when imported 
from the associated countries.
    No products were redesignated as eligible for GSP. List VII 
(Decisions on Products Eligible for GSP Redesignation) provides the 
list of the articles and the associated countries reviewed for 
redesignation.
    The status of petitions considered in the 2009 Country Practices 
Review is described in List VIII. This list includes the status of 
petitions that had previously been accepted for review, as well 
petitions where the decision to accept for further review or reject was 
pending. The beneficiaries that will continue to be under review for 
GSP eligibility include: Lebanon, Russia and Uzbekistan regarding 
intellectual

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property rights, and Bangladesh, Niger, the Philippines and Uzbekistan 
regarding worker rights. The Trade Policy Staff Committee has 
determined to accept petitions to review GSP eligibility for Argentina 
regarding arbitral awards and Sri Lanka regarding worker rights, and 
has deferred a decision on a petition regarding Iraq worker rights.
    The announcement of the 2010 annual review and solicitation of new 
petitions for consideration in that review will be announced in a later 
Federal Register notice.

Seth Vaughn,
Director, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program; Chairman, 
GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee; Office of the 
U.S. Trade Representative.
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