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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES be released to the public by the submitter. Confidential business information must be clearly designated as such, the submission must be marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page, and the submission should indicate, via brackets, the specific information that is confidential. Additionally, ‘‘Business Confidential’’ must be included in the ‘‘Type Comment & Upload File’’ field. Anyone submitting a comment containing business confidential information must also submit as a separate submission a non-confidential version of the confidential submission, indicating where confidential information has been redacted. The non-confidential version will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. Notice of Public Hearing A hearing will be held by the GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 for the country practice petition described above beginning at 9:30 a.m. at 1724 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20508. The hearing will be open to the public, and a transcript of the hearing will be made available for public inspection or can be purchased from the reporting company. No electronic media coverage (recording devices) will be allowed. All interested parties wishing to make an oral presentation at the hearing must submit, following the above ‘‘Requirements for Submissions,’’ the name, address, telephone number, and facsimile number and email address, if available, of the witness(es) representing their organization to William D. Jackson, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for GSP, by 5 p.m., January 10, 2012. Requests to present oral testimony must be accompanied by a written brief or statement, in English. Oral testimony before the GSP Subcommittee will be limited to fiveminute presentations that summarize or supplement information contained in briefs or statements submitted for the record. Post-hearing briefs or statements will be accepted if they conform with the regulations cited above and are submitted, in English, by 5 p.m., February 14, 2012. Parties not wishing to appear at the public hearing may submit pre-hearing briefs or statements, in English, by 5 p.m., January 10, 2012, and post-hearing written briefs or statements, in English, by 5 p.m., February 14, 2012. Cancellation of the 2010 Review of CNL Waiver Petitions The statute governing the GSP program, 19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2), provides VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 that the President shall, not later than July 1 of the next calendar year, terminate the duty-free treatment for articles from GSP beneficiary countries that exceed the statutory competitive need limitations for the preceding year. In view of the lapse in the authorization of the GSP program from January 1, 2011 to November 5, 2011, a review of products subject to CNLs based on calendar year 2010 trade data and petitions seeking waivers of CNLs based on calendar year 2010 trade data could not be completed prior to the statutory deadline. Therefore, no CNL-related actions will be taken in 2011, including no CNL-related removals of GSP-eligible products based on 2010 trade and no redesignations of GSP-eligible products currently subject to CNL exclusions for specific GSP beneficiary countries. Petitions for CNL waivers that were accepted in December 2010 are dismissed. The schedule for petitions seeking waivers of CNLs based on calendar year 2011 trade data is set forth in a separate Federal Register notice announcing the 2011 GSP Annual Review. William D. Jackson, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System of Preferences, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2011–28248 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W2–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Initiation of the 2011 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review; Deadlines for Filing Petitions Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of procedures for submission of petitions from the public. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is prepared to receive petitions to modify the list of products that are eligible for duty-free treatment under the GSP program and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary developing countries because of country practices. The deadline for submission of country practice petitions for the 2011 Annual Review is 5 p.m., December 5, 2011. The deadline for submission of product petitions, other than those requesting competitive need limitation (CNL) waivers, is 5 p.m., December 5, 2011. The deadline for submission of petitions requesting CNL waivers is 5 p.m., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67531 Friday, December 16, 2011. Decisions on which of the petitions that are submitted are accepted for review will be announced in the Federal Register at later dates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tameka Cooper, GSP Program, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–6971; the fax number is (202) 395– 9674, and the email address is Tameka_Cooper@ustr.eop.gov. Public versions of all documents relating to the 2011 Annual Review will be made available for public viewing in docket USTR–2011–0015 at http:// www.regulations.gov upon completion of processing and no later than approximately two weeks after the relevant due date. I. 2011 Annual GSP Review The GSP regulations (15 CFR part 2007) provide the timetable for conducting an annual review, unless otherwise specified by Federal Register notice. Notice is hereby given that, in order to be considered in the 2011 Annual Review, all petitions to modify the list of articles eligible for duty-free treatment under GSP or to review the GSP status of any beneficiary developing country must be received by the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee no later than December 5, 2011. Petitions requesting CNL waivers must be received by the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2011. Petitions submitted after the respective deadlines will not be considered for review. Decisions on which petitions are accepted for review, along with a schedule for any related public hearings, will be announced at a later date. GSP Product Review Petitions Interested parties, including foreign governments, may submit petitions to: (1) Designate additional articles as eligible for GSP benefits, including to designate articles as eligible for GSP benefits only for countries designated as least-developed beneficiary developing countries, or only for countries designated as beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); (2) withdraw, suspend or limit the application of duty-free treatment accorded under the GSP with respect to any article, either for all beneficiary developing countries, least-developed beneficiary developing countries or beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries, or for any of these countries E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 67532 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Notices individually; (3) waive the ‘‘competitive need limitations’’ for individual beneficiary developing countries with respect to specific GSP-eligible articles (these limits do not apply to leastdeveloped beneficiary developing countries or AGOA beneficiary subSaharan African countries); and (4) otherwise modify GSP coverage. As specified in 15 CFR 2007.1, all product petitions must include, inter alia, a detailed description of the product and the eight-digit subheading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under which the product is classified. As noted above, product petitions requesting CNL waivers for GSP-eligible articles from beneficiary developing countries that exceed the CNLs in 2011 must be received on or before the Friday, December 16, 2011, deadline described above. Before submitting petitions for CNL waivers, prospective petitioners may wish to review the yearto-date import trade data for products of interest. This data is available via the U.S. International Trade Commission’s ‘‘Dataweb’’ database at http:// dataweb.usitc.gov/. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Country Practices Review Petitions Any interested party may submit a petition to review the GSP eligibility of any beneficiary developing country with respect to any of the designation criteria listed in sections 502(b) or 502(c) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(b) and (c)). As noted above, such petitions are due no later than 5 p.m. on December 5, 2011. II. Requirements for Submissions All submissions for the GSP Annual Review must conform to the GSP regulations set forth at 15 CFR part 2007, except as modified below. These regulations are reprinted in the ‘‘U.S. Generalized System of Preferences Guidebook’’ (‘‘GSP Guidebook’’), available at: http://www.ustr.gov/ webfm_send/2880. The GSP Guidebook also contains general instructions on how to submit a GSP petition. Any person or party making a submission is strongly advised to review the GSP regulations and the GSP Guidebook. Submissions in response to this notice must be submitted electronically using http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2011–0015. Handdelivered submissions will not be accepted. Submissions must be submitted in English to the Chairman of the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee by the applicable deadlines set forth in this notice. Submissions that do not provide the information required by sections VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 2007.0 and 2007.1 of the GSP regulations will not be accepted for review, except upon a detailed showing in the submission that the petitioner made a good faith effort to obtain the information required. To ensure their most timely and expeditious receipt and consideration, petitions provided in response to this notice, including those containing business confidential information, must be submitted online at http:// www.regulations.gov. To make a submission using http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2011–0015 in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ filed on the home page and click ‘‘go.’’ 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’’ in the top-middle section of the searchresults page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ The http://www.regulations.gov Web site offers the option of providing comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comment’’ field or by attaching a document using the ‘‘Upload file(s)’’ field. Submissions must be in English, with the total submission not to exceed 30 singlespaced standard letter-size pages in 12point type, including attachments. Any data attachments to the submission should be included in the same file as the submission itself, and not as separate files. Given the detailed nature of the information sought by the GSP Subcommittee, it is expected that most submissions will be in the form of an attached document. When attaching a document, please type in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field the relevant eight-digit HTSUS subheading number(s) (for product petitions) or the country name (for country practice petitions), and indicate on the attachment whether the document is a ‘‘Country Practice Review Petition for [Country]’’ or ‘‘Product Review Petition for [HTSUS Subheading Number], [Product Name], and (if pertinent) [Country].’’ Submissions must include at the beginning of the submission, or on the first page (if an attachment), the following text (in bold and underlined): (1) ‘‘2011 GSP Annual Review’’; and (2) the eight-digit HTSUS subheading number in which the product is classified (for product petitions) or the name of the country (for country practice petitions), Furthermore, interested parties submitting petitions that request action with respect to specific products should also list at the beginning of the submission, or on the first page (if an attachment) the PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following information: (1) The requested action; and (2) if applicable, the beneficiary developing country. Each submitter will receive a submission tracking number upon completion of the submissions procedure at http:// www.regulations.gov. The tracking number will be the submitter’s confirmation that the submission was received into http:// www.regulations.gov. The confirmation should be kept for the submitter’s records. USTR is not responsible for any delays in a submission due to technical difficulties, nor is it able to provide any technical assistance for the Web site. Documents not submitted in accordance with these instructions may not be considered in this review. If unable to provide submissions as requested, please contact the GSP Program at USTR to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. Business Confidential Petitions A petitioner requesting that information contained in a petition be treated as business confidential information must certify that such information is business confidential and provide an explanation as to why the information should be protected in accordance with 15 CFR 2007.7. Confidential business information must be clearly designated as such. The submission must be marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page, and the submission should indicate, via brackets, the specific information that is confidential. Additionally, ‘‘Business Confidential’’ must be included in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field. Anyone submitting a petition containing business confidential information must also submit as a separate submission a nonconfidential version of the confidential submission, indicating where confidential information has been redacted. The non-confidential version will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. Business confidential submissions that are submitted without the required markings, or are not accompanied by a properly marked non-confidential version, as set forth above, might not be accepted or may be considered public documents. III. Public Viewing of Review Submissions Submissions in response to this notice, except for information granted ‘‘business confidential’’ status under 15 CFR 2003.6, will be available for public viewing pursuant to 15 CFR 2007.6 at E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Notices http://www.regulations.gov upon completion of processing and no later than approximately two weeks after the relevant due date. Such submissions may be viewed by entering the docket number USTR–2011–0015 in the search field at: http://www.regulations.gov. William D. Jackson, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System of Preferences and Chair of the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2011–28252 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W2–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Cities of South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stateline, NV Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for a proposed highway realignment project on US Highway 50 (US 50) in the Cities of South Lake Tahoe, California and Stateline, Nevada. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cesar Perez, Senior Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 4–100, Sacramento, California 95814, telephone (916) 498–5065. Suzanne Melim, Senior Environmental Coordinator, California Department of Transportation, 703 B Street, P.O. Box 911, Marysville, CA 95901, telephone (530) 741–4484. Steve Cooke, Chief, Nevada Department of Transportation, 1263 S. Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89712, telephone; (775) 888–7686. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The California and Nevada Divisions of FHWA, in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), the Tahoe Transportation District, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to realign US Highway 50 (US 50) around the Stateline casino corridor area and convert the existing US 50 roadway, between Pioneer Trail in California and Lake Parkway in Nevada into a two-lane roadway. The California Division FHWA, in cooperation with Nevada FHWA, will serve as the lead Federal srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The joint document will also serve as environmental compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (Environmental Impact Report) and TRPA’s own EIS requirements. The work includes converting the existing US 50 into a two-lane roadway (one travel lane in each direction). Additional work may include a center median, landscaping and turn pockets at major driveways and intersections. Expanded sidewalks and bicycle lanes are proposed to be constructed in this section within the casino corridor to improve pedestrian safety and encourage use of alternative transportation modes, and traffic signals would be installed and synchronized to improve the flow of traffic. The affected segment of existing US 50 is approximately 1.1 miles long. The proposed action involves realigning US 50 from its intersection at Lake Parkway in Nevada along Lake Parkway on the mountain (southeast) side of the Stateline casino corridor area behind Montbleu and Harrah’s casinos. West of the casinos, the realigned US 50 would continue behind (south of) Heavenly Village Center (Raley’s Shopping Center) and then along a new alignment between Fern and Echo Roads, rejoining the existing US 50 at its intersection with Pioneer Trail in California. The proposed new US 50 alignment would be four lanes (two travel lanes in each direction) with leftturn pockets at intersections. One Build Alternative includes a new, two-lane roundabout at the intersection of US 50 and Lake Parkway in Stateline, Nevada. The other Build Alternative under consideration would have a signalized intersection rather than a roundabout. A number of other Build Alternatives have been investigated, but have not been carried through for additional consideration. These alternatives and evaluations will be fully disclosed in the EIS. The realignment of US 50 is considered necessary to: (1) Improve pedestrian safety, mobility, and multimodal transportation options to accommodate increased pedestrian traffic created by existing and proposed resort development in the project area; (2) help achieve TRPA’s adopted environmental threshold carrying capacities and TRPA, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) and Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (LRWQCB) regulations and requirements, while enhancing the community and tourism experience; and (3) mitigate severe summer and winter peak period traffic PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67533 congestion along US 50 in the project area by achieving and maintaining acceptable Levels of Service for existing and future traffic demand. The EIS will also address the intent of the Loop Road System concept described in Article V(2) of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact (Pub. L. 96–551), 1980 and incorporate the various regional and local plans for the area including the Lake Tahoe Regional Transportation Plan, the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program, and Stateline/ Ski Run Community Plan Alternatives under consideration include (1) Taking no action; (2) a Build Alternative with a roundabout at Lake Parkway in Stateline and (3) a Build Alternative that it would install a signalized intersection at the intersection of US 50 and Lake Parkway instead of a roundabout; and (4) potentially one or more additional Build Alternatives identified in the scoping or environmental evaluation process that will address identified impacts and achieve project goals. Grade and alignment design variations will be incorporated into and studied with the build alternatives’ footprints. Notices describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. Two public scoping meetings will be held in November and December 2011. At least two public hearings on the draft EIS will also be held. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the hearings. Public notices giving the time and place of the meetings and hearings will be widely circulated, including notification in locally prominent media. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments and questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA, NDOT, and/ or Caltrans at the addresses provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., 49 CFR 1.48(d)(17), and 40 CFR 1501.7. E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Initiation of 
the 2011 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review; Deadlines for 
Filing Petitions

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of procedures for submission of petitions from the 
public.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative (USTR) is prepared to receive petitions to modify 
the list of products that are eligible for duty-free treatment under 
the GSP program and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary 
developing countries because of country practices. The deadline for 
submission of country practice petitions for the 2011 Annual Review is 
5 p.m., December 5, 2011. The deadline for submission of product 
petitions, other than those requesting competitive need limitation 
(CNL) waivers, is 5 p.m., December 5, 2011. The deadline for submission 
of petitions requesting CNL waivers is 5 p.m., Friday, December 16, 
2011. Decisions on which of the petitions that are submitted are 
accepted for review will be announced in the Federal Register at later 
dates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tameka Cooper, GSP Program, Office of 
the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395-6971; the fax 
number is (202) 395-9674, and the email address is Tameka_Cooper@ustr.eop.gov.
    Public versions of all documents relating to the 2011 Annual Review 
will be made available for public viewing in docket USTR-2011-0015 at 
http://www.regulations.gov upon completion of processing and no later 
than approximately two weeks after the relevant due date.

I. 2011 Annual GSP Review

    The GSP regulations (15 CFR part 2007) provide the timetable for 
conducting an annual review, unless otherwise specified by Federal 
Register notice. Notice is hereby given that, in order to be considered 
in the 2011 Annual Review, all petitions to modify the list of articles 
eligible for duty-free treatment under GSP or to review the GSP status 
of any beneficiary developing country must be received by the GSP 
Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee no later than December 
5, 2011. Petitions requesting CNL waivers must be received by the GSP 
Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee no later than 5 p.m. 
on Friday, December 16, 2011. Petitions submitted after the respective 
deadlines will not be considered for review. Decisions on which 
petitions are accepted for review, along with a schedule for any 
related public hearings, will be announced at a later date.

GSP Product Review Petitions

    Interested parties, including foreign governments, may submit 
petitions to: (1) Designate additional articles as eligible for GSP 
benefits, including to designate articles as eligible for GSP benefits 
only for countries designated as least-developed beneficiary developing 
countries, or only for countries designated as beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); 
(2) withdraw, suspend or limit the application of duty-free treatment 
accorded under the GSP with respect to any article, either for all 
beneficiary developing countries, least-developed beneficiary 
developing countries or beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries, or 
for any of these countries

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individually; (3) waive the ``competitive need limitations'' for 
individual beneficiary developing countries with respect to specific 
GSP-eligible articles (these limits do not apply to least-developed 
beneficiary developing countries or AGOA beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African countries); and (4) otherwise modify GSP coverage.
    As specified in 15 CFR 2007.1, all product petitions must include, 
inter alia, a detailed description of the product and the eight-digit 
subheading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) under which the product is classified.
    As noted above, product petitions requesting CNL waivers for GSP-
eligible articles from beneficiary developing countries that exceed the 
CNLs in 2011 must be received on or before the Friday, December 16, 
2011, deadline described above. Before submitting petitions for CNL 
waivers, prospective petitioners may wish to review the year-to-date 
import trade data for products of interest. This data is available via 
the U.S. International Trade Commission's ``Dataweb'' database at 
http://dataweb.usitc.gov/.

Country Practices Review Petitions

    Any interested party may submit a petition to review the GSP 
eligibility of any beneficiary developing country with respect to any 
of the designation criteria listed in sections 502(b) or 502(c) of the 
Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(b) and (c)). As noted above, such petitions 
are due no later than 5 p.m. on December 5, 2011.

II. Requirements for Submissions

    All submissions for the GSP Annual Review must conform to the GSP 
regulations set forth at 15 CFR part 2007, except as modified below. 
These regulations are reprinted in the ``U.S. Generalized System of 
Preferences Guidebook'' (``GSP Guidebook''), available at: http://www.ustr.gov/webfm_send/2880. The GSP Guidebook also contains general 
instructions on how to submit a GSP petition. Any person or party 
making a submission is strongly advised to review the GSP regulations 
and the GSP Guidebook.
    Submissions in response to this notice must be submitted 
electronically using http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-
2011-0015. Hand-delivered submissions will not be accepted. Submissions 
must be submitted in English to the Chairman of the GSP Subcommittee of 
the Trade Policy Staff Committee by the applicable deadlines set forth 
in this notice. Submissions that do not provide the information 
required by sections 2007.0 and 2007.1 of the GSP regulations will not 
be accepted for review, except upon a detailed showing in the 
submission that the petitioner made a good faith effort to obtain the 
information required.
    To ensure their most timely and expeditious receipt and 
consideration, petitions provided in response to this notice, including 
those containing business confidential information, must be submitted 
online at http://www.regulations.gov. To make a submission using http://www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR-2011-0015 in the ``Enter 
Keyword or ID'' filed on the home page and click ``go.'' 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'' in the top-middle section of the search-results 
page, and click on the link entitled ``Submit a Comment.'' The http://www.regulations.gov Web site offers the option of providing comments by 
filling in a ``Type Comment'' field or by attaching a document using 
the ``Upload file(s)'' field. Submissions must be in English, with the 
total submission not to exceed 30 single-spaced standard letter-size 
pages in 12-point type, including attachments. Any data attachments to 
the submission should be included in the same file as the submission 
itself, and not as separate files.
    Given the detailed nature of the information sought by the GSP 
Subcommittee, it is expected that most submissions will be in the form 
of an attached document. When attaching a document, please type in the 
``Type Comment'' field the relevant eight-digit HTSUS subheading 
number(s) (for product petitions) or the country name (for country 
practice petitions), and indicate on the attachment whether the 
document is a ``Country Practice Review Petition for [Country]'' or 
``Product Review Petition for [HTSUS Subheading Number], [Product 
Name], and (if pertinent) [Country].''
    Submissions must include at the beginning of the submission, or on 
the first page (if an attachment), the following text (in bold and 
underlined): (1) ``2011 GSP Annual Review''; and (2) the eight-digit 
HTSUS subheading number in which the product is classified (for product 
petitions) or the name of the country (for country practice petitions), 
Furthermore, interested parties submitting petitions that request 
action with respect to specific products should also list at the 
beginning of the submission, or on the first page (if an attachment) 
the following information: (1) The requested action; and (2) if 
applicable, the beneficiary developing country.
    Each submitter will receive a submission tracking number upon 
completion of the submissions procedure at http://www.regulations.gov. 
The tracking number will be the submitter's confirmation that the 
submission was received into http://www.regulations.gov. The 
confirmation should be kept for the submitter's records. USTR is not 
responsible for any delays in a submission due to technical 
difficulties, nor is it able to provide any technical assistance for 
the Web site. Documents not submitted in accordance with these 
instructions may not be considered in this review. If unable to provide 
submissions as requested, please contact the GSP Program at USTR to 
arrange for an alternative method of transmission.

Business Confidential Petitions

    A petitioner requesting that information contained in a petition be 
treated as business confidential information must certify that such 
information is business confidential and provide an explanation as to 
why the information should be protected in accordance with 15 CFR 
2007.7. Confidential business information must be clearly designated as 
such. The submission must be marked ``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL'' at the 
top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page, and the 
submission should indicate, via brackets, the specific information that 
is confidential. Additionally, ``Business Confidential'' must be 
included in the ``Type Comment'' field. Anyone submitting a petition 
containing business confidential information must also submit as a 
separate submission a non-confidential version of the confidential 
submission, indicating where confidential information has been 
redacted. The non-confidential version will be placed in the docket and 
open to public inspection.
    Business confidential submissions that are submitted without the 
required markings, or are not accompanied by a properly marked non-
confidential version, as set forth above, might not be accepted or may 
be considered public documents.

III. Public Viewing of Review Submissions

    Submissions in response to this notice, except for information 
granted ``business confidential'' status under 15 CFR 2003.6, will be 
available for public viewing pursuant to 15 CFR 2007.6 at

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http://www.regulations.gov upon completion of processing and no later 
than approximately two weeks after the relevant due date. Such 
submissions may be viewed by entering the docket number USTR-2011-0015 
in the search field at: http://www.regulations.gov.

William D. Jackson,
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System 
of Preferences and Chair of the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy 
Staff Committee, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2011-28252 Filed 10-31-11; 8:45 am]
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