WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, 26600-26601 [2012-10818]

Download as PDF 26600 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2012 / Notices (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 Agreement on Government Procurement referred to in section 101(d)(17) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(17)) and suppliers of such products, shall be waived. With respect to Colombia, this waiver shall be applied by all entities listed in the Schedule of the United States in Annex 9.1 of the Colombia TPA. 3. The designation in paragraph 1 and the waiver in paragraph 2 are subject to modification or withdrawal by the United States Trade Representative. Ronald Kirk, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2012–10821 Filed 5–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W2–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE 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: Greta Milligan, 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 India erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Dispute No. WTO/DS436] On April 24, 2012, India requested consultations concerning countervailing WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding measures regarding certain hot-rolled Regarding United States— carbon steel flat products from India Countervailing Measures on Certain (Investigation C–533–821). (This request Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products supersedes a prior request for From India consultations received from India on AGENCY: Office of the United States April 12, 2012.) India’s challenge Trade Representative. addresses the Tariff Act of 1930, in particular sections 771(7)(G) and 776(b), ACTION: Notice; request for comments. as well as Title 19 of the Code of Federal SUMMARY: The Office of the United Regulations, sections 351.308 and States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is 351.511(a)(2)(i)–(iv). In addition, India providing notice that on April 24, 2012, challenges certain actions of the United India requested consultations with the States with respect to U.S. Department United States under the Marrakesh of Commerce countervailing duty Agreement Establishing the World Trade determinations and the countervailing Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’) duty order related to certain hot-rolled concerning countervailing measures carbon steel flat products from India. regarding certain hot-rolled carbon steel The consultation ‘‘request covers the flat products from India. That request countervailing duties and other may be found at www.wto.org contained measures, if any, applied on the subject in a document designated as WT/ goods from India through any notice, DS436/1/Rev.1. USTR invites written determination, decision memorandum, comments from the public concerning order, or any other instrument issued by the issues raised in this dispute. the United States from time to time in DATES: Although USTR will accept any connection with case no. C–533–821.’’ comments received during the course of A list of proceedings and actions subject the dispute settlement proceedings, to the consultation request is provided comments should be submitted on or at Annex 1 to the request and includes before May 22, 2012, to be assured of determinations related to the original timely consideration by USTR. investigation, certain administrative ADDRESSES: Public comments should be reviews of the countervailing duty submitted electronically to order, and a five-year ‘‘sunset’’ review of www.regulations.gov, docket number that order. Finally, the ‘‘request also USTR–2012–0008. If you are unable to covers all the amendments, provide submissions by replacements, implementing acts or any www.regulations.gov, please contact other related measure in connection Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to with the measures’’ described above. India alleges inconsistencies with arrange for an alternative method of Articles I and IV of the General transmission. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 May 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 and Articles 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22 and 32 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures. 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 www.regulations.gov docket number USTR–2012–0008. If you are unable to provide submissions via www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. To submit comments via www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2012–0008 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 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 www.regulations.gov site provides the option of providing comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comments’’ field, or by attaching a document using an ‘‘upload file’’ field. 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 Comments’’ 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 www.regulations.gov. The nonconfidential summary will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. 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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 www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2012–0008. The public file will include nonconfidential 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 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, www.wto.org. Comments open to public inspection may be viewed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Bradford L. Ward, Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2012–10818 Filed 5–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W2–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 May 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for Public Comments. AGENCY: Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from Portsmouth International Airport at Pease to waive the surplus property requirements for 65.42 acres of airport property located at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this document to Mr. Barry J. Hammer at the Federal Aviation Administration, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803, Telephone 781–238–7625. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documents are available for review by appointment by bcintacting Ms. Lynn Marie Hinchee, Telephone 603–766– 9286 or by contacting Mr. Barry J. Hammer, Federal Aviation Administration, 16 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts, Telephone 781–238– 7625. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing a request by Portsmouth International Airport at Pease to release 65.42 acres of airport property from surplus property obligations. The State of New Hampshire is making improvements to approximately 3.5 miles of the Spaulding Turnpike extending from just north of Exit 1 in Newington to just south of the Dover Toll Plaza at Exit 6. The improvements to the roadway will include a new interchange directly into Pease International Tradeport for both north and south-bound traffic, and to service Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. In addition to the acquisition in fee for a 37.37 acre parcel, further land will be impacted by construction as itemized below: (a) Permanent access easement—20,187 square feet (b) Permanent conservation easement— 23.22 acres (c) Permanent utility easement—8,734 square feet (d) Temporary construction easement— 8.47 acres SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26601 In addition to receiving fair market value of $550,000 for interests in the aforementioned property, additional considerations of improvement to approximately 1,800 feet of Arboretum Drive will be made resulting in improved access to approximately 20 acres of airport industrial zoned land for development and revenue generating purposes. Dated: Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on April 19, 2012. Bryon H. Rakoff, Acting Manager, Airports Division, New England Region. [FR Doc. 2012–10726 Filed 5–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Connecticut Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies. AGENCY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the North Hillside Road Extension in Mansfield, Connecticut. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before October 24, 2012. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Amy Jackson-Grove, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 628–2 Hebron Avenue, Suite 303, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033; telephone: (860) 659–6703; email: Amy.Jackson-Grove@dot.gov. The FHWA Connecticut Division Office’s normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (eastern time). You may also contact Mr. Glenn Elliott, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, 628–2 Hebron Avenue, Suite 303, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033; telephone: (860) 494–7577; email: Glenn.Elliott@dot.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Dispute No. WTO/DS436]


WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States--
Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat 
Products From India

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 April 24, 2012, India requested 
consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement 
Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') 
concerning countervailing measures regarding certain hot-rolled carbon 
steel flat products from India. That request may be found at 
www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS436/1/Rev.1. 
USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues 
raised in this dispute.

DATES: Although USTR will accept any comments received during the 
course of the dispute settlement proceedings, comments should be 
submitted on or before May 22, 2012, to be assured of timely 
consideration by USTR.

ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted electronically to 
www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2012-0008. If you are unable to 
provide submissions by 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: Greta Milligan, 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 India

    On April 24, 2012, India requested consultations concerning 
countervailing measures regarding certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat 
products from India (Investigation C-533-821). (This request supersedes 
a prior request for consultations received from India on April 12, 
2012.) India's challenge addresses the Tariff Act of 1930, in 
particular sections 771(7)(G) and 776(b), as well as Title 19 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations, sections 351.308 and 351.511(a)(2)(i)-
(iv). In addition, India challenges certain actions of the United 
States with respect to U.S. Department of Commerce countervailing duty 
determinations and the countervailing duty order related to certain 
hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India. The consultation 
``request covers the countervailing duties and other measures, if any, 
applied on the subject goods from India through any notice, 
determination, decision memorandum, order, or any other instrument 
issued by the United States from time to time in connection with case 
no. C-533-821.'' A list of proceedings and actions subject to the 
consultation request is provided at Annex 1 to the request and includes 
determinations related to the original investigation, certain 
administrative reviews of the countervailing duty order, and a five-
year ``sunset'' review of that order. Finally, the ``request also 
covers all the amendments, replacements, implementing acts or any other 
related measure in connection with the measures'' described above.
    India alleges inconsistencies with Articles I and IV of the General 
Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 and Articles 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 19, 21, 22 and 32 of the Agreement on Subsidies and 
Countervailing Measures.

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 www.regulations.gov docket number USTR-2012-
0008. If you are unable to provide submissions via www.regulations.gov, 
please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-9483 to arrange for an 
alternative method of transmission.
    To submit comments via www.regulations.gov, enter docket number 
USTR-2012-0008 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 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 www.regulations.gov site provides the option of providing 
comments by filling in a ``Type Comments'' field, or by attaching a 
document using an ``upload file'' field. 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 
Comments'' 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 www.regulations.gov. The 
non-confidential summary will be placed in the docket and open to 
public inspection.

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    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 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 www.regulations.gov, docket 
number USTR-2012-0008.
    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 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, www.wto.org. Comments open to public 
inspection may be viewed on the www.regulations.gov Web site.

Bradford L. Ward,
Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2012-10818 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]
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