WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Anti-Dumping Measures on Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From China, 52045-52046 [2011-21235]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2011 / Notices be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: August 3, 2011. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State. OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Dispute No. WTO/DS422] WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States—AntiDumping Measures on Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From China Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2011–21268 Filed 8–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is providing notice that on July 22, 2011, the People’s Republic of China requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’) concerning anti-dumping measures regarding diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China. That request may be found at http://www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/ DS422/1/Add.1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in China’s July 22, 2011 consultation request. DATES: Although USTR will accept any comments received during the course of the dispute settlement proceedings, comments should be submitted on or before September 19, 2011, to be assured of timely consideration by USTR. ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2011–0002. 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: Jared Wessel, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395– 3150. 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, SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 7561] jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Determination on Imposition and Waiver of Sanctions Under Sections 603 and 604 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Pub. L. 107–228) Consistent with the authority contained in section 604 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Pub. 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This waiver shall be effective for a period of 180 days from the date hereof or until such time as the next report under section 603 of the Act is required to be transmitted to Congress, whichever is later. This determination shall be reported to Congress promptly and published in the Federal Register. Dated: August 10, 2011. William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2011–21270 Filed 8–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–31–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:32 Aug 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52045 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 July 22, 2011, China requested consultations regarding the antidumping duty investigation conducted by the Department of Commerce on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China, referring in particular to the use of what it calls ‘‘zeroing’’ in that proceeding. Specifically, China requested consultations regarding the determination by the Department of Commerce in (1) Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Final Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China, 71 FR 29303 (May 22, 2006) and the accompanying May 15, 2006, Issues and Decision Memorandum, as well as any amendments, replacements and/or implementing measures issued pursuant thereto; and (2) Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China and Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders, 74 FR 57145 (November 4, 2009), as well as any amendments, replacements and/or implementing measures issued pursuant thereto. China asserts that the present request for consultations constitutes an addendum to, and must be read together with, its consultation request dated February 28, 2001 regarding antidumping measures on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from China, WTO/ DS422/1. (See WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States— Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From China, 76 FR 17985 (March 31, 2011)). China alleges that so-called zeroing is inconsistent with Articles VI:1 and VI:2 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 and Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4, 2.4.2, 5.8, 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994. Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning the issues raised in this dispute. Persons may submit public comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov docket number USTR–2011–0002. If you are unable to provide submissions by http:// www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 52046 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2011 / Notices arrange for an alternative method of transmission. To submit comments via http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2011–0002 on the 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 ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the left side of the searchresults 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 Web site by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site’’ on the left side of the home page.) The http://www.regulations.gov site provides the option of providing comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comment and Upload File’’ field, or by attaching a document. It is expected that most comments will be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘Type Comment and Upload File’’ field. A person requesting that information contained in a comment submitted by that person be treated as confidential business information must certify that such information is business confidential and would not customarily be released to the public by the submitter. Confidential business information must be clearly designated as such and the submission must be marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page. Any comment containing business confidential information must be submitted by fax to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. 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A non-confidential summary of the confidential information must be submitted to http:// www.regulations.gov. The nonconfidential summary will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. Pursuant to section 127(e) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3537(e)), USTR will maintain a docket on this dispute settlement proceeding accessible to the public at http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2011–0002. The public file will include non-confidential comments received by USTR from the public with respect to the dispute. If a dispute settlement panel is convened or in the event of an appeal from such a panel, the U.S. submissions, any nonconfidential submissions, or nonconfidential summaries of submissions, received from other participants in the dispute, will be made available to the public on USTR’s Web site at http:// www.ustr.gov, and the report of the panel, and, if applicable, the report of the Appellate Body, will be available on the Web site of the World Trade Organization, http://www.wto.org. Comments open to public inspection may be viewed on the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site. William Busis, Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2011–21235 Filed 8–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W1–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [Docket No: FTA–2009–0052] Final Policy Statement on the Eligibility of Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Under Federal Transit Law Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Final policy statement. AGENCY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) hereby establishes a formal policy on the eligibility of pedestrian and bicycle improvements for FTA funding and defines the catchment area for pedestrians and bicyclists in relation to public transportation stops and stations. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of this final policy statement is August 19, 2011. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Availability of the Final Policy Statement and Comments: One may access this final policy statement, the proposed policy statement, and public comments on the proposed policy statement at docket number FTA–2009–0052. For access to the docket, please visit http://www. regulations.gov or the Docket Operations office located in the West Building of the United States Department of Transportation, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jayme L. Blakesley at jayme.blakesley@ dot.gov or Matthew Lesh at matthew. lesh@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Introduction The purpose of this notice is to simplify the process for determining whether a pedestrian or bicycle improvement qualifies for FTA funding by defining a radius around a public transportation stop or station within which FTA will consider pedestrian and bicycle improvements to have a de facto functional relationship to public transportation. For the reasons outlined in this Policy Statement, and for purposes of determining whether a pedestrian or bicycle improvement has a physical or functional relationship to public transportation, all pedestrian improvements located within one-half mile and all bicycle improvements located within three miles of a public transportation stop or station shall have a de facto physical and functional relationship to public transportation. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Dispute No. WTO/DS422]


WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States--Anti-
Dumping Measures on Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From China

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative 
(``USTR'') is providing notice that on July 22, 2011, the People's 
Republic of China requested consultations with the United States under 
the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization 
(``WTO Agreement'') concerning anti-dumping measures regarding diamond 
sawblades and parts thereof from China. That request may be found at 
http://www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS422/1/
Add.1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the 
issues raised in China's July 22, 2011 consultation request.

DATES: Although USTR will accept any comments received during the 
course of the dispute settlement proceedings, comments should be 
submitted on or before September 19, 2011, to be assured of timely 
consideration by USTR.

ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted electronically to http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2011-0002. 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: Jared Wessel, Assistant General 
Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395-3150.

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 July 22, 2011, China requested consultations regarding the 
antidumping duty investigation conducted by the Department of Commerce 
on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China, referring in 
particular to the use of what it calls ``zeroing'' in that proceeding. 
Specifically, China requested consultations regarding the determination 
by the Department of Commerce in (1) Final Determination of Sales at 
Less than Fair Value and Final Partial Affirmative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances: Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the 
People's Republic of China, 71 FR 29303 (May 22, 2006) and the 
accompanying May 15, 2006, Issues and Decision Memorandum, as well as 
any amendments, replacements and/or implementing measures issued 
pursuant thereto; and (2) Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the 
People's Republic of China and Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty 
Orders, 74 FR 57145 (November 4, 2009), as well as any amendments, 
replacements and/or implementing measures issued pursuant thereto.
    China asserts that the present request for consultations 
constitutes an addendum to, and must be read together with, its 
consultation request dated February 28, 2001 regarding anti-dumping 
measures on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from China, WTO/DS422/1. 
(See WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States--Anti-
Dumping Measures on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From China, 76 FR 
17985 (March 31, 2011)).
    China alleges that so-called zeroing is inconsistent with Articles 
VI:1 and VI:2 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 and 
Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4, 2.4.2, 5.8, 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4 of the Agreement on 
Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and 
Trade 1994.

Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions

    Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning the issues raised in this dispute. Persons may submit public 
comments electronically to http://www.regulations.gov docket number 
USTR-2011-0002. If you are unable to provide submissions by http://www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-9483 to

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arrange for an alternative method of transmission.
    To submit comments via http://www.regulations.gov, enter docket 
number USTR-2011-0002 on the 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 
``Notice'' under ``Document Type'' on the left side of 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 Web site by clicking on 
``How to Use This Site'' on the left side of the home page.)
    The http://www.regulations.gov site provides the option of 
providing comments by filling in a ``Type Comment and Upload File'' 
field, or by attaching a document. It is expected that most comments 
will be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it 
is sufficient to type ``See attached'' in the ``Type Comment and Upload 
File'' field.
    A person requesting that information contained in a comment 
submitted by that person be treated as confidential business 
information must certify that such information is business confidential 
and would not customarily be released to the public by the submitter. 
Confidential business information must be clearly designated as such 
and the submission must be marked ``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL'' at the top 
and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page. Any comment 
containing business confidential information must be submitted by fax 
to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-3640. A non-confidential summary of the 
confidential information must be submitted to http://www.regulations.gov. The non-confidential summary will be placed in the 
docket and open to public inspection.
    Information or advice contained in a comment submitted, other than 
business confidential information, may be determined by USTR to be 
confidential in accordance with section 135(g)(2) of the Trade Act of 
1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155(g)(2)). If the submitter believes that information 
or advice may qualify as such, the submitter--
    (1) Must clearly so designate the information or advice;
    (2) Must clearly mark the material as ``SUBMITTED IN CONFIDENCE'' 
at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page; and
    (3) Must provide a non-confidential summary of the information or 
advice.
    Any comment containing confidential information must be submitted 
by fax. A non-confidential summary of the confidential information must 
be submitted to http://www.regulations.gov. The non-confidential 
summary will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection.
    Pursuant to section 127(e) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 
U.S.C. 3537(e)), USTR will maintain a docket on this dispute settlement 
proceeding accessible to the public at http://www.regulations.gov, 
docket number USTR-2011-0002. The public file will include non-
confidential comments received by USTR from the public with respect to 
the dispute. If a dispute settlement panel is convened or in the event 
of an appeal from such a panel, the U.S. submissions, any non-
confidential submissions, or non-confidential summaries of submissions, 
received from other participants in the dispute, will be made available 
to the public on USTR's Web site at http://www.ustr.gov, and the report 
of the panel, and, if applicable, the report of the Appellate Body, 
will be available on the Web site of the World Trade Organization, 
http://www.wto.org. Comments open to public inspection may be viewed on 
the http://www.regulations.gov Web site.

William Busis,
Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2011-21235 Filed 8-18-11; 8:45 am]
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