WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, 49477-49478 [2012-20148]

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[FR Doc. 2012–20149 Filed 8–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–W2–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Dispute No. WTO/DS436] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States— Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India 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: Shane Warren, Assistant General Counsel, or Joseph Laroski, Associate General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395–3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 127(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (‘‘URAA’’) (19 U.S.C. 3537(b)(1)) requires that notice and opportunity for comment be provided after the United States submits or receives a request for the establishment of a WTO dispute settlement panel. Consistent with this obligation, USTR is providing notice that a dispute settlement panel has been established pursuant to the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding (‘‘DSU’’). The panel will hold its meetings in Geneva, Switzerland. Major Issues Raised by India On July 12, 2012, India requested the establishment of a panel to consider claims related to countervailing measures regarding certain hot-rolled AGENCY: Office of the United States carbon steel flat products from India Trade Representative. (Investigation C–533–821). India’s ACTION: Notice; request for comments. challenge addresses the Tariff Act of 1930, in particular sections 771(7)(G) SUMMARY: The Office of the United and 776(b), as well as Title 19 of the States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is Code of Federal Regulations, sections providing notice that India has 351.308 and 351.511(a)(2)(i)–(iv). In requested the establishment of a dispute addition, India challenges certain settlement panel under the Marrakesh actions of the United States with respect Agreement Establishing the World Trade to U.S. Department of Commerce Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’) countervailing duty determinations and concerning countervailing measures the countervailing duty order related to regarding certain hot-rolled carbon steel certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat flat products from India. That request products from India. The panel ‘‘request may be found at www.wto.org contained covers the countervailing duties applied in a document designated as WT/ on the subject goods by the United DS436/3. USTR invites written States from time to time’’ in connection comments from the public concerning with Case No. C–533–821. A list of the issues raised in this dispute. proceedings and actions subject to the DATES: Although USTR will accept any panel request is provided at Annex 1 to comments received during the course of the request and includes determinations the dispute settlement proceedings, related to the original investigation, comments should be submitted on or certain administrative reviews of the before September 28, 2012, to be countervailing duty order, and a fiveassured of timely consideration by year ‘‘sunset’’ review of that order. The USTR. request also covers ‘‘amendments, ADDRESSES: Public comments should be replacements, implementing acts or any submitted electronically to other related measure in connection www.regulations.gov, docket number with the measures’’ described above. India alleges inconsistencies with USTR–2012–0008. If you are unable to Articles I and IV of the General provide submissions by www. Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 regulations.gov, please contact Sandy VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Aug 15, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49477 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 by 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. Information or advice contained in a comment submitted, other than business confidential information, may be determined by USTR to be confidential E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 49478 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 159 / Thursday, August 16, 2012 / Notices 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 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 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, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2012–20148 Filed 8–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–F2–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office of the Secretary Notice of Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Filed Under Subpart B (Formerly Subpart Q) During the Week Ending July 28, 2012 The following Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits were filed under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) of the Department VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Aug 15, 2012 Jkt 226001 of Transportation’s Procedural Regulations (See 14 CFR 301.201 et seq.). The due date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motions to Modify Scope are set forth below for each application. Following the Answer period DOT may process the application by expedited procedures. Such procedures may consist of the adoption of a show-cause order, a tentative order, or in appropriate cases a final order without further proceedings. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2012– 0129. Date Filed: July 24, 2012. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: August 14, 2012. Description Application of Rhoades Aviation, Inc. d/b/a Transair requesting a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to engage in foreign charter air transportation of property and mail. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. 2012–20131 Filed 8–15–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Public Notice for Waiver Of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Sidney Municipal Airport, Sidney, OH Federal Aviation Administration, DOT ACTION: Notice of intent of waiver with respect to land. 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Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from SUMMARY: Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Following is a legal description of the property situated in the northwest quarter of section one, Orange Township, Town 1, Range 13, Shelby County, B.M.R.S., Ohio. Being bounded and described more fully as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P PO 00000 the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA’s Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 159 (Thursday, August 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49477-49478]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20148]


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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 India has requested the 
establishment of a dispute settlement panel 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/DS436/3. 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 September 28, 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: Shane Warren, Assistant General 
Counsel, or Joseph Laroski, Associate General Counsel, Office of the 
United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20508, (202) 395-3150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 127(b) of the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act (``URAA'') (19 U.S.C. 3537(b)(1)) requires that notice 
and opportunity for comment be provided after the United States submits 
or receives a request for the establishment of a WTO dispute settlement 
panel. Consistent with this obligation, USTR is providing notice that a 
dispute settlement panel has been established pursuant to the WTO 
Dispute Settlement Understanding (``DSU''). The panel will hold its 
meetings in Geneva, Switzerland.

Major Issues Raised by India

    On July 12, 2012, India requested the establishment of a panel to 
consider claims related to countervailing measures regarding certain 
hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India (Investigation C-533-
821). 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 panel ``request 
covers the countervailing duties applied on the subject goods 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 panel 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. The request also covers ``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 by 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.
    Information or advice contained in a comment submitted, other than 
business confidential information, may be determined by USTR to be 
confidential

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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,
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2012-20148 Filed 8-15-12; 8:45 am]
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