Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Initiation of a Review: Designation of the Republic of South Sudan as a Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country, 69318-69319 [2011-28826]

Download as PDF 69318 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–28828 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 7680] In the Matter of the Designation of Shamil Salmanovich Basayev as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as Amended a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously,’’ I determine that no prior notice needs to 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: October 24, 2011. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State. In accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended (‘‘the Order’’), I hereby determine that the individual known as Shamil Salmanovich Basayev no longer meets the criteria for designation under the Order, and therefore I hereby revoke the designation of the aforementioned individual as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to section 1(b) of the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. [FR Doc. 2011–28925 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] Dated: October 24, 2011. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2011–28922 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7681] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In the Matter of the Designation of Mali Khan also known as Madi Khan as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as Amended Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the individual known as Mali Khan, also known as Madi Khan, committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that ‘‘prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have 10 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 BILLING CODE 4710–10–P TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection United States Trade and Development. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 et seq.), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review and approve an extension for a currently approved information collection for Evaluation of USTDA Performance. USTDA published its first Federal Register Notice on this information request extension on July 7, 2011, at 76 FR 39975, at which time a 60-day comment period was announced. No comments were received in response to this notice at the end of the comment period. Comments are again being solicited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments must be received by OMB by December 8, 2011 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Copies of the subject form and the request for extension prepared for submission to OMB may be obtained from the Agency Submitting Officer. Comments should be addressed as follows: Desk Officer for USTDA, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Carolyn Hum, Administrative Officer, Attn: PRA, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209– 3901; Tel.: (703) 875–4357, Fax: (703) 875–4009; Email: chum@ustda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Summary Collection Under Review Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Expiration Date of Previous Approval: 12/31/2011. Title: Evaluation of USTDA Performance. Form Number: USTDA 1000E–2011a. Frequency of Use: annually for duration of project. Type of Respondents: Business or other for profit; not-for-profit institutions; farms; Federal Government. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,000 per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,000 hours per year. Federal Cost: $416,289. Authority for Information Collection: Government Performance and Results Act of 1993; 103 Public Law 62; 107 Stat. 285. Abstract: USTDA and contractors will collect information from various stakeholders on USTDA-funded activities regarding development impact and/or commercial objectives as well as evaluate success regarding GPRA and OMB PART objectives. Dated: November 1, 2011. Carolyn Hum, Administrative Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–28783 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8040–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Initiation of a Review: Designation of the Republic of South Sudan as a Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country Office of the United States Trade Representative. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices Notice and solicitation of comments from the public. ACTION: This notice announces the initiation of a review to consider designation of the Republic of South Sudan (‘‘South Sudan’’) as a beneficiary developing country under the GSP program, including whether South Sudan should also be designated as a Least Developed Beneficiary Country, and solicits comments from the public relating to whether South Sudan meets the criteria for both designations. The deadline for submitting comments is 5 p.m. EST, November 29, 2011. 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 this review will be made available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR 2011–0016, on completion of processing and no later than approximately two weeks after the due date. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) has initiated a review as to whether South Sudan meets the eligibility criteria of the GSP statute, as set out below. After considering the eligibility criteria, the President is authorized to designate South Sudan as a least developed beneficiary country for purposes of the GSP program. Interested parties are invited to submit comments regarding the eligibility of South Sudan for designation as a beneficiary developing country and as a least developed beneficiary country. To be considered in this review, documents should be submitted in accordance with the instructions below. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Eligibility Criteria The trade benefits of the GSP program are available to any country that the President designates as a GSP ‘‘beneficiary developing country.’’ Additional trade benefits under the GSP are available to any country that the President also designates as a GSP ‘‘least developed beneficiary developing country.’’ In designating countries as GSP beneficiary developing countries, the President must consider the criteria in sections 502(b)(2) and 502(c) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2462(b)(2), 2462(c)) (‘‘the Act’’), including definitions found in section 507 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2467). When determining whether to designate a VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 country as a least developed beneficiary developing country, the President must consider the factors in sections 501 and 502(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2461, 2462(c)). The relevant GSP provisions are available on the USTR Web site at: http://www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/tradedevelopment/preference-programs/ generalized-system-preference-gsp/gspprogram-inf. II. Requirements for Submissions All submissions must conform to the GSP regulations set forth at 15 CFR Part 2007, except as modified below. Comments must be submitted, in English, to the Chairman of the GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC as soon as possible, but not later than 5 p.m. EST, November 29, 2011. Submissions in response to this notice, including business confidential submissions, must be submitted electronically using www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR 2011–0016. Hand-delivered submissions will not be accepted. To make a submission using www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2011–0016 in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ field 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’’ in the top-middle section of the search-results page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ The 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 lettersize 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. Submissions must include, at the beginning of the submission, or on the first page (if an attachment), the following text (in bold and underlined): ‘‘South Sudan GSP Eligibility Review’’. Each submitter will receive a submission tracking number on completion of the submissions procedure at www.regulations.gov. The tracking number will be the submitter’s confirmation that the submission was received into 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 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 69319 instructions may not be considered in this review. If unable to provide submissions as requested, please contact USTR’s GSP Program office to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. Business Confidential Submissions A submitter requesting that information contained in a comment 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. In addition, ‘‘Business Confidential’’ must be included in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ 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 nonconfidential 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 nonconfidential version, as set forth above, may 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 www.regulations.gov on 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–2011–0016 in the search field at: www.regulations.gov and clicking ‘‘Search.’’ William D. Jackson, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System of Preferences, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2011–28826 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W2–P E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Initiation of a Review: 
Designation of the Republic of South Sudan as a Least Developed 
Beneficiary Developing Country

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

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ACTION: Notice and solicitation of comments from the public.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the initiation of a review to consider 
designation of the Republic of South Sudan (``South Sudan'') as a 
beneficiary developing country under the GSP program, including whether 
South Sudan should also be designated as a Least Developed Beneficiary 
Country, and solicits comments from the public relating to whether 
South Sudan meets the criteria for both designations. The deadline for 
submitting comments is 5 p.m. EST, November 29, 2011.

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 this review will be 
made available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov, docket number 
USTR 2011-0016, on completion of processing and no later than 
approximately two weeks after the due date.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy 
Staff Committee (TPSC) has initiated a review as to whether South Sudan 
meets the eligibility criteria of the GSP statute, as set out below. 
After considering the eligibility criteria, the President is authorized 
to designate South Sudan as a least developed beneficiary country for 
purposes of the GSP program. Interested parties are invited to submit 
comments regarding the eligibility of South Sudan for designation as a 
beneficiary developing country and as a least developed beneficiary 
country. To be considered in this review, documents should be submitted 
in accordance with the instructions below.

I. Eligibility Criteria

    The trade benefits of the GSP program are available to any country 
that the President designates as a GSP ``beneficiary developing 
country.'' Additional trade benefits under the GSP are available to any 
country that the President also designates as a GSP ``least developed 
beneficiary developing country.'' In designating countries as GSP 
beneficiary developing countries, the President must consider the 
criteria in sections 502(b)(2) and 502(c) of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (19 U.S.C. 2462(b)(2), 2462(c)) (``the Act''), including 
definitions found in section 507 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2467). When 
determining whether to designate a country as a least developed 
beneficiary developing country, the President must consider the factors 
in sections 501 and 502(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2461, 2462(c)). The 
relevant GSP provisions are available on the USTR Web site at: http://www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/trade-development/preference-programs/generalized-system-preference-gsp/gsp-program-inf.

II. Requirements for Submissions

    All submissions must conform to the GSP regulations set forth at 15 
CFR Part 2007, except as modified below. Comments must be submitted, in 
English, to the Chairman of the GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC as soon as 
possible, but not later than 5 p.m. EST, November 29, 2011. Submissions 
in response to this notice, including business confidential 
submissions, must be submitted electronically using 
www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR 2011-0016. Hand-delivered 
submissions will not be accepted.
    To make a submission using www.regulations.gov, enter docket number 
USTR-2011-0016 in the ``Enter Keyword or ID'' field 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'' in the top-
middle section of the search-results page, and click on the link 
entitled ``Submit a Comment.'' The 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. 
Submissions must include, at the beginning of the submission, or on the 
first page (if an attachment), the following text (in bold and 
underlined): ``South Sudan GSP Eligibility Review''.
    Each submitter will receive a submission tracking number on 
completion of the submissions procedure at www.regulations.gov. The 
tracking number will be the submitter's confirmation that the 
submission was received into 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 USTR's GSP Program office to arrange for an 
alternative method of transmission.

Business Confidential Submissions

    A submitter requesting that information contained in a comment 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. In addition, ``Business Confidential'' must be 
included in the ``Type Comment'' 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. 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, may 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 
www.regulations.gov on 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-2011-0016 in the 
search field at: www.regulations.gov and clicking ``Search.''

William D. Jackson,
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System 
of Preferences, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2011-28826 Filed 11-7-11; 8:45 am]
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