Re-Delegation by the Under Secretary for Management to the Comptroller of Authorities Relating to Administration of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 50205-50206 [2012-20419]

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[FR Doc. 2012–20324 Filed 8–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Delegation of Authority DA1–343] Re-Delegation by the Under Secretary for Management to the Comptroller of Authorities Relating to Administration of the Federal Advisory Committee Act By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Secretary of State, including VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Aug 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 by Delegation of Authority No. 198, dated September 16, 1992, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463 (5 U.S.C. Appendix), and to the extent authorized by law, I hereby re-delegate to the Comptroller, the following functions and authorities: (1) Committee management, in accordance with Section 8 of FACA; and (2) The authority to make a written determination to close a meeting of an advisory committee to the public, pursuant to Section 10(d) of FACA. The Comptroller may re-delegate the function of Committee Management Officer. Any act, executive order, regulation or procedure subject to, or affected by, this delegation shall be PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 deemed to be such act, executive order, regulation or procedure as amended from time to time. Notwithstanding this delegation of authority, the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources, and the Under Secretary for Management may at any time exercise any authority or function delegated by this delegation of authority. Delegations of Authority Nos. 157–1 and 157–2 are revoked, except to the extent that they revoke other delegations of authority. This document shall be published in the Federal Register. E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 50206 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 161 / Monday, August 20, 2012 / Notices Dated: August 3, 2012. Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management. [FR Doc. 2012–20419 Filed 8–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–35–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning China’s Compliance With WTO Commitments Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments and notice of public hearing concerning China’s compliance with its WTO commitments. AGENCY: The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) will convene a public hearing and seek public comment to assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the preparation of its annual report to the Congress on China’s compliance with the commitments made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). DATES: Persons wishing to testify at the hearing must provide written notification of their intention, as well as a copy of their testimony, by noon, Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Written comments are due by noon, Monday, September 24, 2012. A hearing will be held in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. ADDRESSES: Notifications of intent to testify and written comments should be submitted electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. For alternatives to on-line submissions, please contact Donald W. Eiss, Trade Policy Staff Committee, at (202) 395– 3475. SUMMARY: For procedural questions concerning written comments or participation in the public hearing, contact Donald W. Eiss, (202) 395–3475. All other questions should be directed to Terrence J. McCartin, Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for China Enforcement, (202) 395–3900, or Katherine C. Tai, Chief Counsel for China Enforcement, (202) 395–3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1. Background China became a Member of the WTO on December 11, 2001. In accordance with section 421 of the U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–286), USTR is required to submit, by December 11 of each year, a report to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Aug 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 Congress on China’s compliance with commitments made in connection with its accession to the WTO, including both multilateral commitments and any bilateral commitments made to the United States. In accordance with section 421, and to assist it in preparing this year’s report, the TPSC is hereby soliciting public comment. Last year’s report is available on USTR’s Internet Web site (http://www.ustr.gov/ webfm_send/3189). The terms of China’s accession to the WTO are contained in the Protocol on the Accession of the People’s Republic of China (including its annexes) (Protocol), the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China (Working Party Report), and the WTO agreements. The Protocol and Working Party Report can be found on the Department of Commerce Web page, http://www.mac.doc.gov/China/ WTOAccessionPackage.htm, or on the WTO Web site, http:// docsonline.wto.org (document symbols: WT/L/432, WT/MIN(01)/3, WT/ MIN(01)/3/Add.1, WT/MIN(01)/3/ Add.2). 2. Public Comment and Hearing USTR invites written comments and/ or oral testimony of interested persons on China’s compliance with commitments made in connection with its accession to the WTO, including, but not limited to, commitments in the following areas: (a) Trading rights; (b) import regulation (e.g., tariffs, tariff-rate quotas, quotas, import licenses); (c) export regulation; (d) internal policies affecting trade (e.g., subsidies, standards and technical regulations, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, government procurement, trade-related investment measures, taxes and charges levied on imports and exports); (e) intellectual property rights (including intellectual property rights enforcement); (f) services; (g) rule of law issues (e.g., transparency, judicial review, uniform administration of laws and regulations) and status of legal reform; and (h) other WTO commitments. In addition, given the United States’ view that China should be held accountable as a full participant in, and beneficiary of, the international trading system, USTR requests that interested persons specifically identify unresolved compliance issues that warrant review and evaluation by USTR’s China Enforcement Task Force. Written comments must be received no later than noon, Monday, September 24, 2012. A hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, in Room 1, 1724 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20508. If PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 necessary, the hearing will continue on the next business day. Persons wishing to testify orally at the hearing must provide written notification of their intention by noon, Wednesday, September 19, 2012. The notification should include: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the person presenting the testimony; and (2) a short (one or two paragraph) summary of the presentation, including the commitments at issue and, as applicable, the product(s) (with HTSUS numbers), service sector(s), or other subjects to be discussed. A copy of the testimony must accompany the notification. Remarks at the hearing should be limited to no more than five minutes to allow for possible questions from the TPSC. All documents should be submitted in accordance with the instructions in section 3 below. 3. Requirements for Submissions Persons submitting a notification of intent to testify and/or written comments must do so in English and must identify (on the first page of the submission) ‘‘China’s WTO Compliance.’’ In order to ensure the most timely and expeditious receipt and consideration of comments, USTR has arranged to accept on-line submissions via http:// www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2012–0020 on the home page and click ‘‘Comment Now!’’. (For further information on using the www.regulations.gov <http:// 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 http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a ‘‘type comment’’ field, or by attaching a document using the ‘‘upload file(s) field. We prefer submissions to be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘type comment’’ field. Submit any documents containing business confidential information with a file name beginning with the characters ‘‘BC’’. Submit, as a separate submission, a public version of the submission with a file name beginning with the character ‘‘P’’. The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Electronic submissions should not attach separate cover letters; rather, information that might appear in a cover E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 161 (Monday, August 20, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-20419]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Delegation of Authority DA1-343]


Re-Delegation by the Under Secretary for Management to the 
Comptroller of Authorities Relating to Administration of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act

    By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Secretary of State, 
including by Delegation of Authority No. 198, dated September 16, 1992, 
and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463 (5 
U.S.C. Appendix), and to the extent authorized by law, I hereby re-
delegate to the Comptroller, the following functions and authorities:
    (1) Committee management, in accordance with Section 8 of FACA; and
    (2) The authority to make a written determination to close a 
meeting of an advisory committee to the public, pursuant to Section 
10(d) of FACA.
    The Comptroller may re-delegate the function of Committee 
Management Officer. Any act, executive order, regulation or procedure 
subject to, or affected by, this delegation shall be deemed to be such 
act, executive order, regulation or procedure as amended from time to 
time.
    Notwithstanding this delegation of authority, the Secretary, the 
Deputy Secretary, the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources, 
and the Under Secretary for Management may at any time exercise any 
authority or function delegated by this delegation of authority.
    Delegations of Authority Nos. 157-1 and 157-2 are revoked, except 
to the extent that they revoke other delegations of authority. This 
document shall be published in the Federal Register.


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    Dated: August 3, 2012.
Patrick F. Kennedy,
Under Secretary of State for Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-20419 Filed 8-17-12; 8:45 am]
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