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ACTION: Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements Under Trade Agreements Act of 1979. AGENCY: Effective Date: March 15, 2012. Jean Heilman Grier, Senior Procurement Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9476, or Daniel Stirk, Associate General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9617. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 30, 2007, the United States and the Republic of Korea entered into the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (‘‘KORUS’’). Chapter 17 of KORUS sets forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annex 17–A of KORUS. These obligations include, inter alia, that in assessing whether a supplier satisfies the conditions for participation, a procuring entity shall not impose the condition that, in order for a supplier to participate in a procurement or be awarded a contract, the supplier has been previously awarded one or more contracts by a procuring entity of that Party or that the supplier has prior work experience in the territory of that Party. On October 21, 2011, the President signed into law the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘the KORUS Act’’) (Pub. L. 112–41, 125 Stat. 428 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In section 101(a) of the KORUS Act, the Congress approved KORUS. The KORUS will enter into force on March 15, 2012. Section 1–201 of Executive Order 12260 of December 31, 1980 (46 FR 1653) delegates the functions of the President under Sections 301 and 302 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (‘‘the Trade Agreements Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2511, 2512) to the United States Trade Representative. Acting pursuant to Executive Order 12260, the United States Trade Representative designated the Republic of Korea for purposes of section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act, on the basis of the Republic of Korea’s status as DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a party to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (‘‘the GPA’’). The Republic of Korea continues to be designated for purposes of section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act. Under KORUS, the Republic of Korea will provide reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities to United States products and suppliers of such products, which are greater than the reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities the Republic of Korea provides to United States products and suppliers of such products under the GPA. The Republic of Korea’s commitment to provide such reciprocal competitive procurement opportunities constitutes an independent basis for its designation for the purpose of section 301(1) of the Trade Agreements Act. Determination: In conformity with sections 301 and 302 of the Trade Agreements Act and Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out U.S. obligations under Chapter 17 of KORUS, I hereby determine that: 1. The Republic of Korea is a country, which, pursuant to KORUS, will provide appropriate reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities to United States products and suppliers of such products. In accordance with Section 301(b)(3) of the Trade Agreements Act, the Republic of Korea is so designated for purposes of Section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act. 2. With respect to eligible products of the Republic of Korea (i.e., goods and services covered by the Schedule of the United States in Annex 17–A of KORUS) and suppliers of such products, the application of any law, regulation, procedure, or practice regarding government procurement that would, if applied to such products and suppliers, result in treatment less favorable than accorded— (A) To United States products and suppliers of such products; or (B) To eligible products of another foreign country or instrumentality which is a party to the GPA and suppliers of such products, shall be waived. With respect to the Republic of Korea, this waiver shall be applied by all entities listed in the Schedule of the United States in Annex 17–A of KORUS. 3. 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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Penn Yan Airport (PEO), Penn Yan, New York, Notice of Proposed Release from Aeronautical Use of approximately 10.00 +/¥ acres of airport property, to allow for nonaeronautical development. The parcel is located on the northwest corner of the Penn Yan Airport. The tract currently consists of 10.00 +/¥ acres of land and it is currently vacant. The requested release is for the purpose of permitting the airport owner to sell and convey title of 10.00 +/¥ acres for construction of a boat storage and maintenance facility by Land and Sea Properties. Documents reflecting the Sponsor’s request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Office of the Yates County Legislature and the FAA New York Airport District Office. DATES: Comments must be received by April 2, 2012. 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Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 1st Century (AIR21) requires the FAA to SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Mar 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 Meeting: RTCA Program Management Committee Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of RTCA Program Management Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee. DATES: The meeting will be held March 21, 2012, from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA, Inc., 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 833–9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http://www. rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. 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The agenda will include the following: SUMMARY: March 21, 2012 • Welcome, Introductions, and Administrative Remarks • Review/Approve Meeting Summary • December 13, 2011, RTCA Paper No. 015–12/PMC–954 • Publication Consideration Approval • Final Draft, Supplement to DO–312, Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for the In-Trail Procedure in Oceanic Airspace (ATSA–ITP) Application, RTCA Paper No. 027–12/PMC–959, prepared by SC–186 • Final Draft, New Document— Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Solid-State Strap-Down Attitude and Heading Systems (AHRS), RTCA Paper No. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • • • • • 12905 022–12/PMC–957, prepared by SC–219 • Final Draft, New Document— Guidance for Installation of Automatic Flight Guidance and Control Systems for Part 23 Airplanes, RTCA Paper No.018–12/ PMC–956, prepared by SC–220 • Final Draft, New Document— Guidance for Certification of an Installed Automatic Flight Guidance and Control Systems for Part 27/29 Rotorcraft, RTCA Paper No. 018–12/PMC–955, prepared by SC–220 • Final Draft, Revised DO–305, Future Air Navigation System 1/A— Aeronautical Telecommunication Network Interoperability Standard (FANS 1/A—ATN B1 Interop Standard), RTCA Paper No. 028– 12/PMC–960, prepared by SC–214 • Final Draft, Revised DO–281A, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Aircraft VDL Mode 2 Physical, Link, and Network Layer, RTCA Paper No. 029–12/PMC–961, prepared by SC–214 • Final Draft, New Document, Aircraft Derived Meteorological Data via ADS–B Data Link for Wake Vortex, Air Traffic Management and Weather Applications— Operational Services and Environmental Definition (OSED), RTCA Paper No. 030–12/PMC–962, prepared by SC–206 Integration and Coordination Committee (ICC)—Report • MASPS, SPR Guidance—Update Action Item Review • SC–222—Inmarsat AMS(R)S— Discussion—Review/Approve Revised Terms of Reference • PMC Ad Hoc—Special Committee Guidance Document—Status Discussion • SC–147—Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System—Discussion— Requirements Working Group Report and Proposed Terms of Reference • SC–220—Automatic Flight Guidance and Control Systems— Discussion—Recommendations for Future Activity and proposed Terms of Reference • SC–217, Terrain and Airport Databases,—Discussion— Recommendations for Future Activity and Proposed Terms of Reference • NAC Update • FAA Actions Taken on Previously Published Documents • Special Committees—Chairmen’s Reports Other Business Schedule for Committee Deliverables and Next Meeting Date E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-5029]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing 
Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter 
Seventeen of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing 
Requirements Under Trade Agreements Act of 1979.

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DATES: Effective Date: March 15, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Heilman Grier, Senior Procurement 
Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 
395-9476, or Daniel Stirk, Associate General Counsel, Office of the 
United States Trade Representative, (202) 395-9617.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 30, 2007, the United States and the 
Republic of Korea entered into the United States-Korea Free Trade 
Agreement (``KORUS''). Chapter 17 of KORUS sets forth certain 
obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and 
services, as specified in Annex 17-A of KORUS. These obligations 
include, inter alia, that in assessing whether a supplier satisfies the 
conditions for participation, a procuring entity shall not impose the 
condition that, in order for a supplier to participate in a procurement 
or be awarded a contract, the supplier has been previously awarded one 
or more contracts by a procuring entity of that Party or that the 
supplier has prior work experience in the territory of that Party.
    On October 21, 2011, the President signed into law the United 
States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (``the KORUS 
Act'') (Pub. L. 112-41, 125 Stat. 428 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In section 
101(a) of the KORUS Act, the Congress approved KORUS. The KORUS will 
enter into force on March 15, 2012.
    Section 1-201 of Executive Order 12260 of December 31, 1980 (46 FR 
1653) delegates the functions of the President under Sections 301 and 
302 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (``the Trade Agreements Act'') 
(19 U.S.C. 2511, 2512) to the United States Trade Representative.
    Acting pursuant to Executive Order 12260, the United States Trade 
Representative designated the Republic of Korea for purposes of section 
301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act, on the basis of the Republic of 
Korea's status as a party to the World Trade Organization Agreement on 
Government Procurement (``the GPA''). The Republic of Korea continues 
to be designated for purposes of section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements 
Act.
    Under KORUS, the Republic of Korea will provide reciprocal 
competitive government procurement opportunities to United States 
products and suppliers of such products, which are greater than the 
reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities the 
Republic of Korea provides to United States products and suppliers of 
such products under the GPA. The Republic of Korea's commitment to 
provide such reciprocal competitive procurement opportunities 
constitutes an independent basis for its designation for the purpose of 
section 301(1) of the Trade Agreements Act.
    Determination: In conformity with sections 301 and 302 of the Trade 
Agreements Act and Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out 
U.S. obligations under Chapter 17 of KORUS, I hereby determine that:
    1. The Republic of Korea is a country, which, pursuant to KORUS, 
will provide appropriate reciprocal competitive government procurement 
opportunities to United States products and suppliers of such products. 
In accordance with Section 301(b)(3) of the Trade Agreements Act, the 
Republic of Korea is so designated for purposes of Section 301(a) of 
the Trade Agreements Act.
    2. With respect to eligible products of the Republic of Korea 
(i.e., goods and services covered by the Schedule of the United States 
in Annex 17-A of KORUS) and suppliers of such products, the application 
of any law, regulation, procedure, or practice regarding government 
procurement that would, if applied to such products and suppliers, 
result in treatment less favorable than accorded--
    (A) To United States products and suppliers of such products; or
    (B) To eligible products of another foreign country or 
instrumentality which is a party to the GPA and suppliers of such 
products, shall be waived.
    With respect to the Republic of Korea, this waiver shall be applied 
by all entities listed in the Schedule of the United States in Annex 
17-A of KORUS.
    3. The designation in paragraph 1 and the waiver in paragraph 2 are 
subject to

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modification or withdrawal by the United States Trade Representative.

Ron Kirk,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2012-5029 Filed 3-1-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3190-W2-P