Request for Public Comments Concerning Regulatory Cooperation Between the United States and the European Union That Would Help Eliminate or Reduce Unnecessary Divergences in Regulation and in Standards Used in Regulation That Impede U.S. Exports, 36900-36901 [2011-15777]

Download as PDF 36900 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2011 / Notices erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Office of Education (OEd) collects, evaluates and assesses student data and information for the purpose of selecting successful scholarship candidates, generating internal NOAA reports and articles to demonstrate the success of its program. The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program is available to graduate students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in the areas of marine biology, oceanography and maritime archaeology. The OEd requires applicants to the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program to complete an application and to supply references (e.g., from academic professors and advisors) in support of the scholarship application. 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Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: June 17, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–15676 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jun 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Request for Public Comments Concerning Regulatory Cooperation Between the United States and the European Union That Would Help Eliminate or Reduce Unnecessary Divergences in Regulation and in Standards Used in Regulation That Impede U.S. Exports International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of reopening of comment period. AGENCY: This notice announces reopening of the public comment period for a recently published notice on regulatory cooperation activities between the United States and the European Union. The comment period is reopened from June 23, 2011 to August 8, 2011. DATES: The comment period for the public comments is reopened until August 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submissions should be made via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov under docket ITA– 2011–0006. Please direct written submissions to Lori Cooper, Office of the European Union, Department of Commerce, Room 3513, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. The public is strongly encouraged to file submissions electronically rather than by mail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this notice should be directed to TransatlanticRegulatory Cooperation@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published a document in the Federal Register on May 3, 2011, (76 FR 24860), inviting public comment on the following possible types of cooperative regulatory activities between the United States and the European Union: Information-sharing agreements; technical assistance; memoranda of understanding, mutual recognition agreements; collaboration between regulators before initiating rulemaking proceedings; agreements to align particular regulatory measures; equivalency arrangements; and accreditation of testing laboratories or other conformity assessment bodies. These comments will serve as a basis for discussion with the European Union on regulatory cooperation activities to undertake which will support the President’s National Export Initiative and serve as a basis for discussion SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 within the U.S.—EU High-Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum. The notice published on May 3, 2011 (76 FR 24860) informed interested parties that DOC would accept written comments until June 2, 2011. Several associations and organizations with an interest in these activities informed DOC of their inability to submit comments within the 30-day deadline and requested additional time. Based on these requests, DOC is reopening the comment period until August 8, 2011, to provide interested parties additional time to prepare and submit comments. DOC will accept comments received no later than August 8, 2011 and will not consider any further extensions to the comment period. Requirements for Submissions: In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of comments, the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) strongly encourages commenters to make on-line submissions, using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site. Comments should be submitted under docket number ITA–2011–0006. To find this 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 that docket number. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the search-results page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ The http:// www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a comments field, or by attaching a document. ITA prefers submissions to be provided in an attached document. (For further information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ‘‘Help’’ tab.) All comments and recommendations submitted in response to this notice will be made available to the public. For any comments submitted electronically containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC’’. The top of any page containing business confidential information must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’. Any person filing comments that contain business confidential information must also file in a separate submission a public version of the comments. The file name of the public version of the comments should begin with the character ‘‘P’’. The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2011 / Notices the person or entity submitting the comments. If a comment contains no business confidential information, the file name should begin with 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. Dated: June 20, 2011. John Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–15777 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–602] Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary and Final Results of Full Third Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Antidumping Duty Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce DATES: Effective Date: June 23, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mahnaz Khan or Yasmin Nair, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–0914 and (202) 482–3813, respectively. AGENCY: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Background On March 1, 2011, the Department initiated the third five-year (‘‘sunset’’) antidumping duty review of this order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 76 FR 11202 (March 1, 2011). The Department received a notice of intent to participate from domestic interested parties, GBC Metals, LLC of Global Brass and Copper, Inc., doing business as Olin Brass; Heyco Metals, Inc.; Luvata North America, Inc. (previously Outokumpu American Brass); PMX Industries, Inc.; Revere Copper Products, Inc.; International Association of Machinists and VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jun 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Aerospace Workers; United Auto Workers (Local 2367 and Local 1024); and United Steelworkers AFL–CIO CLC (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). Petitioners claimed interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) as a manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler in the United States of a domestic like product, or under 771(9)(D) of the Act as a certified union or recognized union or group of workers representative of an industry engaged in the manufacture, production, or wholesale in the United States of a domestic like product. The Department received timely substantive responses from Petitioners and the following respondent interested parties: Wieland-Werke AG, Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk GmbH & Co., KG, and Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld & Co., KG (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’). Petitioners and Respondents also submitted to the Department timely rebuttal comments. On June 7, 2011, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany. See Memorandum to Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from Susan Kuhbach, Director, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Office 1, regarding ‘‘Adequacy Determination: Third Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany’’ (June 7, 2011). Extension of Time Limits In accordance with section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Act, the Department may extend the period of time for making its determination by not more than 90 days, if it determines that the review is extraordinarily complicated. Petitioners and Respondents have argued that the Department should consider recalculating the ‘‘Margins Likely to Prevail,’’ and these arguments present complex issues for which the Department needs additional time, pursuant to section 751(c)(5)(C) of the Act. The deadline for the preliminary results of the full sunset review of the antidumping dumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany is June 19, 2011, and the deadline for the final results of this review is October 27, 2011. The Department is hereby extending the deadlines for both the preliminary and final results of the full sunset review. As a result, the Department intends to issue the preliminary results of the full sunset PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36901 review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany on September 17, 2011,1 and the final results of the review on January 25, 2012. These dates are 90 days from the original scheduled dates of the preliminary and final results of these full sunset reviews. This notice is issued in accordance with sections 751(c)(5)(B) and (C)(ii) of the Act. Dated: June 16, 2011. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2011–15724 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA511 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a work session to review work products individual members have been developing prior to submission to the 2011 salmon methodology review process. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The work session will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The work session will be held at the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Conference Room, 6730 Martin Way East, Olympia, WA 98516; telephone: (360) 438–1180. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chuck Tracy, Salmon Management Staff SUMMARY: 1 September 17, 2011 falls on a Saturday, and it is the Department’s practice to issue a determination the next business day when the statutory deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday, or any other day when the Department is closed. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). Accordingly, the deadline for completion of the preliminary results is September 19, 2011. E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 121 (Thursday, June 23, 2011)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15777]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Request for Public Comments Concerning Regulatory Cooperation 
Between the United States and the European Union That Would Help 
Eliminate or Reduce Unnecessary Divergences in Regulation and in 
Standards Used in Regulation That Impede U.S. Exports

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces reopening of the public comment period 
for a recently published notice on regulatory cooperation activities 
between the United States and the European Union. The comment period is 
reopened from June 23, 2011 to August 8, 2011.

DATES: The comment period for the public comments is reopened until 
August 8, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submissions should be made via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov under docket ITA-2011-0006. Please direct written 
submissions to Lori Cooper, Office of the European Union, Department of 
Commerce, Room 3513, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20230. The public is strongly encouraged to file submissions 
electronically rather than by mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this notice should 
be directed to TransatlanticRegulatoryCooperation@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) 
published a document in the Federal Register on May 3, 2011, (76 FR 
24860), inviting public comment on the following possible types of 
cooperative regulatory activities between the United States and the 
European Union: Information-sharing agreements; technical assistance; 
memoranda of understanding, mutual recognition agreements; 
collaboration between regulators before initiating rulemaking 
proceedings; agreements to align particular regulatory measures; 
equivalency arrangements; and accreditation of testing laboratories or 
other conformity assessment bodies. These comments will serve as a 
basis for discussion with the European Union on regulatory cooperation 
activities to undertake which will support the President's National 
Export Initiative and serve as a basis for discussion within the U.S.--
EU High-Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum.
    The notice published on May 3, 2011 (76 FR 24860) informed 
interested parties that DOC would accept written comments until June 2, 
2011. Several associations and organizations with an interest in these 
activities informed DOC of their inability to submit comments within 
the 30-day deadline and requested additional time. Based on these 
requests, DOC is reopening the comment period until August 8, 2011, to 
provide interested parties additional time to prepare and submit 
comments. DOC will accept comments received no later than August 8, 
2011 and will not consider any further extensions to the comment 
period.
    Requirements for Submissions: In order to ensure the timely receipt 
and consideration of comments, the Department of Commerce's 
International Trade Administration (ITA) strongly encourages commenters 
to make on-line submissions, using the http://www.regulations.gov Web 
site. Comments should be submitted under docket number ITA-2011-0006. 
To find this 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 that docket number. Find a reference to this 
notice by selecting ``Notice'' under ``Document Type'' on the search-
results page, and click on the link entitled ``Submit a Comment.'' The 
http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making 
submissions by filling in a comments field, or by attaching a document. 
ITA prefers submissions to be provided in an attached document. (For 
further information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site, 
please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on 
the ``Help'' tab.)
    All comments and recommendations submitted in response to this 
notice will be made available to the public. For any comments submitted 
electronically containing business confidential information, the file 
name of the business confidential version should begin with the 
characters ``BC''. The top of any page containing business confidential 
information must be clearly marked ``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL''. Any 
person filing comments that contain business confidential information 
must also file in a separate submission a public version of the 
comments. The file name of the public version of the comments should 
begin with the character ``P''. The ``BC'' and ``P'' should be followed 
by the name of

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the person or entity submitting the comments. If a comment contains no 
business confidential information, the file name should begin with 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.

    Dated: June 20, 2011.
John Andersen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-15777 Filed 6-22-11; 8:45 am]
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