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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 2, 2010 / Notices Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Karla Norris, Assistant Deputy State Director for Natural Resources. BILLING CODE 4310–40–P BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–249 and 731– TA–262, 263, and 265 (Third Review)] Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and China; Determinations record 1 On the basis of the developed in the subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act), that revocation of the countervailing duty order on heavy iron construction castings from Brazil, the antidumping duty order on heavy iron construction castings from Canada, and the antidumping duty orders on iron construction castings (both heavy and light) from Brazil and China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to industries in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Background hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2010–27612 Filed 11–1–10; 8:45 am] Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences: 2010 Review of Removals [FR Doc. 2010–27675 Filed 11–1–10; 8:45 am] The Commission instituted these reviews on May 3, 2010 (75 FR 23295) and determined on August 6, 2010 to conduct expedited reviews of the countervailing duty and antidumping duty orders (75 FR 49945). The Commission transmitted its determinations in these reviews to the Secretary of Commerce on October 27, 2010. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4191 (October 2010), entitled Iron Construction Castings from Brazil, Canada, and China: Investigation Nos. 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 18:39 Nov 01, 2010 Issued: October 27, 2010. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [Investigation No. 332–521] Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2(a) and (c). VerDate Mar<15>2010 701–TA–249 and 731–TA–262, 263, and 265 (Third Review). Jkt 223001 SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request on October 21, 2010, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332–521, Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences: 2010 Review of Removals, for the purpose of providing advice as to the probable economic effect of the removal of certain products from one or more countries from the list of products eligible for duty-free treatment under the U.S. GSP program. DATES: November 15, 2010: Deadline for filing a request to appear at the public hearing. November 17, 2010: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. December 1, 2010: Public hearing. December 8, 2010: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. December 8, 2010: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. February 7, 2011: Transmittal of Commission report to the United States Trade Representative. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/edis.htm. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67395 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this investigation may be obtained from Vincent Honnold, Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3314 or vincent.honnold@usitc.gov) or Shannon Gaffney, Deputy Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3316 or shannon.gaffney@usitc.gov). For information on the legal aspects of these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Background The USTR requested the advice under authority delegated by the President pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). As requested, the Commission will provide advice as to the probable economic effect on U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive articles, on U.S. imports, and on U.S. consumers of the removal from eligibility for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program of the following products/HTS subheadings: (1) HTS subheading 9404.30.80 (sleeping bags, not containing 20 percent or more by weight of feathers and/or down) with respect to all beneficiary countries; and (2) HTS subheadings 3919.10.20 and 3919.90.50 (certain types of self-adhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, strip and other flat shapes, of plastics) from Indonesia. As requested, the Commission will provide its advice by February 7, 2011. The USTR indicated that those sections of the Commission’s report and related working papers that contain the Commission’s advice will be classified as ‘‘confidential’’ and as ‘‘privileged.’’ Public Hearing A public hearing in connection with this investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on December 1, 2010. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 67396 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 2, 2010 / Notices hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES filed with the Secretary, no later than 5:15 p.m., November 15, 2010, in accordance with the requirements in the ‘‘Submissions’’ section below. All prehearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., November 17, 2010; and all post-hearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., December 8, 2010. In the event that, as of the close of business on November 15, 2010, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or nonparticipant may call the Secretary to the Commission (202–205– 2000) after November 15, 2010, for information concerning whether the hearing will be held. Written Submissions In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., December 8, 2010. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 requires that a signed original (or a copy so designated) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of a document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). The Commission’s rules authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/ fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Nov 01, 2010 Jkt 223001 confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. The Commission may include in the report it sends to the President and the USTR some or all of the confidential business information it receives in this investigation. The USTR has asked that the Commission make available a public version of its report shortly after it sends its report to the President and the USTR, with any classified or privileged information deleted. Any confidential business information received in this investigation and used in the preparation of the report will not be published in the public version of the report in such manner as would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. By order of the Commission. Issued: October 27, 2010. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–27617 Filed 11–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Parole Commission Meetings; Sunshine Act; Public Announcement Pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94–409) [5 U.S.C. 552b] AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: Department of Justice, United States Parole Commission. DATE AND TIME: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 9, 2010. U.S. Parole Commission, 5550 Friendship Boulevard, 4th Floor, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815. LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice DATE AND TIME: The Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors will meet telephonically on November 5, 2010 at 2 p.m., Eastern Time. LOCATION: The Legal Services Corporation, 3rd Floor Conference Center, 3333 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007. STATUS OF MEETING: Closed.—The meeting of the Board of Directors will be closed to the public pursuant to a vote of the Board of Directors to consider and perhaps act on a Management recommendation related to an employee benefits matter, as well as a proposal regarding a research project. The Board will also receive briefings on an internal employment matter, Management’s plans to address reported problems at an LSC grantee, and the status of Management’s response to the LSC Inspector General’s audit report on the Technology Initiatives Grants (‘‘TIG’’) program.1 A verbatim written transcript will be made of the closed session of the Board meeting. However, the transcript of any portions of the closed session falling within the relevant provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2),2(4),3 (6),4 (7) 5 and (9)(B),6 and the corresponding provisions of the Legal Services Corporation’s implementing regulation, 45 CFR 1622.5(a),(c), (e), (f) and (g), will not be available for public inspection. A copy of the General Counsel’s Certification that in his opinion the closing is authorized by law will be available upon request. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS CONSIDERED: The following matter will be considered during the closed meeting: Consideration of ten original jurisdiction cases pursuant to 28 CFR 2.27. AGENCY CONTACT: Patricia W. Moore, Staff Assistant to the Chairman, United States Parole Commission, (301) 492– 5933. Dated: October 26, 2010. Rockne Chickinell, General Counsel, U.S. Parole Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–27491 Filed 11–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–31–M PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 Any portion of the closed session consisting solely of staff briefings does not fall within the Sunshine Act’s definition of the term ‘‘meeting’’ and, therefore, the requirements of the Sunshine Act do not apply to such portion of the closed session. 5 U.S.C. 552b(a)(2) and (b). See also 45 CFR 1622.2 & 1622.3. 2 45 CFR 1622.5(a) protects from disclosure information that relates solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of the agency. 3 45 CFR 1622.5(c) protects trade secrets and proprietary information from disclosure. 4 45 CFR 1622.5(e) protects information the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. 5 45 CFR 1622.5(f) protects from disclosure investigatory records that might interfere with enforcement proceedings, deprive a person of due process, disclose a confidential source, disclose investigative procedures, or endanger the life and safety of law enforcement personnel. 6 45 CFR 1622.5(g) protects information the premature disclosure of which would in the case of any agency, be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-521]


Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized 
System of Preferences: 2010 Review of Removals

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request on October 21, 2010, from the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade 
Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-521, Advice 
Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of 
Preferences: 2010 Review of Removals, for the purpose of providing 
advice as to the probable economic effect of the removal of certain 
products from one or more countries from the list of products eligible 
for duty-free treatment under the U.S. GSP program.

DATES: 
    November 15, 2010: Deadline for filing a request to appear at the 
public hearing.
    November 17, 2010: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    December 1, 2010: Public hearing.
    December 8, 2010: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    December 8, 2010: Deadline for filing all other written 
submissions.
    February 7, 2011: Transmittal of Commission report to the United 
States Trade Representative.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic 
docket (EDIS) at http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/edis.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this 
investigation may be obtained from Vincent Honnold, Project Leader, 
Office of Industries (202-205-3314 or vincent.honnold@usitc.gov) or 
Shannon Gaffney, Deputy Project Leader, Office of Industries (202-205-
3316 or shannon.gaffney@usitc.gov). For information on the legal 
aspects of these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the 
Commission's Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or 
william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain 
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
at 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also 
be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). 
Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in 
gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the 
Secretary at 202-205-2000.

Background

    The USTR requested the advice under authority delegated by the 
President pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1332(g)). As requested, the Commission will provide advice as to 
the probable economic effect on U.S. industries producing like or 
directly competitive articles, on U.S. imports, and on U.S. consumers 
of the removal from eligibility for duty-free treatment under the 
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program of the following 
products/HTS subheadings: (1) HTS subheading 9404.30.80 (sleeping bags, 
not containing 20 percent or more by weight of feathers and/or down) 
with respect to all beneficiary countries; and (2) HTS subheadings 
3919.10.20 and 3919.90.50 (certain types of self-adhesive plates, 
sheets, film, foil, tape, strip and other flat shapes, of plastics) 
from Indonesia. As requested, the Commission will provide its advice by 
February 7, 2011. The USTR indicated that those sections of the 
Commission's report and related working papers that contain the 
Commission's advice will be classified as ``confidential'' and as 
``privileged.''

Public Hearing

    A public hearing in connection with this investigation will be held 
at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on December 1, 2010. Requests to 
appear at the public hearing should be

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filed with the Secretary, no later than 5:15 p.m., November 15, 2010, 
in accordance with the requirements in the ``Submissions'' section 
below. All pre-hearing briefs and statements should be filed not later 
than 5:15 p.m., November 17, 2010; and all post-hearing briefs and 
statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., December 8, 2010. 
In the event that, as of the close of business on November 15, 2010, no 
witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be 
canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer 
or nonparticipant may call the Secretary to the Commission (202-205-
2000) after November 15, 2010, for information concerning whether the 
hearing will be held.

Written Submissions

    In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, 
interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning 
this investigation. All written submissions should be addressed to the 
Secretary, and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., December 8, 
2010. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of 
section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 
CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 requires that a signed original (or a copy so 
designated) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the 
event that confidential treatment of a document is requested, at least 
four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential 
information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further 
information regarding confidential business information). The 
Commission's rules authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by 
facsimile or electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 
201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, 
http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding 
electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information must 
also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the 
rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages 
be clearly marked as to whether they are the ``confidential'' or ``non-
confidential'' version, and that the confidential business information 
be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, 
except for confidential business information, will be made available 
for inspection by interested parties.
    The Commission may include in the report it sends to the President 
and the USTR some or all of the confidential business information it 
receives in this investigation. The USTR has asked that the Commission 
make available a public version of its report shortly after it sends 
its report to the President and the USTR, with any classified or 
privileged information deleted. Any confidential business information 
received in this investigation and used in the preparation of the 
report will not be published in the public version of the report in 
such manner as would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the 
information.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: October 27, 2010.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2010-27617 Filed 11-1-10; 8:45 am]
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