North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster, 64578-64580 [2012-25993]

Download as PDF 64578 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices PA. Request for extension of Docket No. 20091210. 32. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Production Company (Middle Lake), New Milford Township, Susquehanna County, PA. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.720 mgd (peak day). 33. Project Sponsor and Facility: Talisman Energy USA Inc. (Tamarack Lake), Armenia Township, Bradford County, PA. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.100 mgd (peak day). 34. Project Sponsor and Facility: West Cocalico Township Authority, West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, PA. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.259 mgd (30-day average) from Well 2 (Docket No. 19780101). 35. Project Sponsor and Facility: York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority, Hopewell Township, York County, PA. Modification to replace a remediation well source with no increase in the total system withdrawal limit (Docket No. 19970506). Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806–808. Dated: October 12, 2012. Thomas W. Beauduy, Deputy Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2012–25914 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Invitation for applications. AGENCY: Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (‘‘NAFTA’’) provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on binational panels convened to review final determinations in antidumping or countervailing duty (‘‘AD/CVD’’) proceedings and amendments to AD/CVD statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States annually renews its selections for the Chapter 19 roster. Applications are invited from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. DATES: Applications should be received no later than November 30, 2012. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 Applications should be submitted (i) electronically to www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2012–0034, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Garner, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Binational Panel Reviews Under NAFTA Chapter 19 Article 1904 of the NAFTA provides that a party involved in an AD/CVD proceeding may obtain review by a binational panel of a final AD/CVD determination of one NAFTA Party with respect to the products of another NAFTA Party. Binational panels decide whether such AD/CVD determinations are in accordance with the domestic laws of the importing NAFTA Party, and must use the standard of review that would have been applied by a domestic court of the importing NAFTA Party. A panel may uphold the AD/CVD determination, or may remand it to the national administering authority for action not inconsistent with the panel’s decision. Panel decisions may be reviewed in specific circumstances by a three-member extraordinary challenge committee, selected from a separate roster composed of fifteen current or former judges. Article 1903 of the NAFTA provides that a NAFTA Party may refer an amendment to the AD/CVD statutes of another NAFTA Party to a binational panel for a declaratory opinion as to whether the amendment is inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (‘‘GATT’’), the GATT Antidumping or Subsidies Codes, successor agreements, or the object and purpose of the NAFTA with regard to the establishment of fair and predictable conditions for the liberalization of trade. If the panel finds that the amendment is inconsistent, the two NAFTA Parties shall consult and seek to achieve a mutually satisfactory solution. Chapter 19 Roster and Composition of Binational Panels Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides for the maintenance of a roster of at least 75 individuals for service on Chapter 19 binational panels, with each NAFTA Party selecting at least 25 individuals. A separate five-person panel is formed for each review of a final AD/CVD determination or statutory amendment. To form a panel, the two NAFTA Parties involved each appoint two panelists, normally by drawing upon individuals from the roster. If the Parties cannot PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 agree upon the fifth panelist, one of the Parties, decided by lot, selects the fifth panelist from the roster. The majority of individuals on each panel must consist of lawyers in good standing, and the chair of the panel must be a lawyer. Upon each request for establishment of a panel, roster members from the two involved NAFTA Parties will be requested to complete a disclosure form, which will be used to identify possible conflicts of interest or appearances thereof. The disclosure form requests information regarding financial interests and affiliations, including information regarding the identity of clients of the roster member and, if applicable, clients of the roster member’s firm. Criteria for Eligibility for Inclusion on Chapter 19 Roster Section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103–182, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3432)) (‘‘Section 402’’) provides that selections by the United States of individuals for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster are to be based on the eligibility criteria set out in Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA, and without regard to political affiliation. Annex 1901.2 provides that Chapter 19 roster members must be citizens of a NAFTA Party, must be of good character and of high standing and repute, and are to be chosen strictly on the basis of their objectivity, reliability, sound judgment, and general familiarity with international trade law. Aside from judges, roster members may not be affiliated with any of the three NAFTA Parties. Section 402 also provides that, to the fullest extent practicable, judges and former judges who meet the eligibility requirements should be selected. Adherence to the NAFTA Code of Conduct for Binational Panelists The ‘‘Code of Conduct for Dispute Settlement Procedures Under Chapters 19 and 20’’ (see http://www.nafta-secalena.org/en/ view.aspx?x=345&mtpiID=ALL), which was established pursuant to Article 1909 of the NAFTA, provides that current and former Chapter 19 roster members ‘‘shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety and shall observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity and impartiality of the dispute settlement process is preserved.’’ The Code also provides that candidates to serve on chapter 19 panels, as well as those who are ultimately selected to serve as panelists, have an obligation to ‘‘disclose any interest, relationship or matter that is likely to affect [their] impartiality or independence, or that might reasonably E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices create an appearance of impropriety or an apprehension of bias.’’ Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides that roster members may engage in other business while serving as panelists, subject to the Code of Conduct and provided that such business does not interfere with the performance of the panelist’s duties. In particular, Annex 1901.2 states that ‘‘[w]hile acting as a panelist, a panelist may not appear as counsel before another panel.’’ Procedures for Selection of Chapter 19 Roster Members Section 402 establishes procedures for the selection by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) of the individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster. The roster is renewed annually, and applies during the one-year period beginning April 1 of each calendar year. Under Section 402, an interagency committee chaired by USTR prepares a preliminary list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster. After consultation with the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, USTR selects the final list of individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Remuneration Roster members selected for service on a Chapter 19 binational panel will be remunerated at the rate of 800 Canadian dollars per day. Applications Eligible individuals who wish to be included on the Chapter 19 roster for the period April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, are invited to submit applications. Applications may be submitted either by fax to Sandy McKinzy at 202–395–3640 or electronically to www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2012–0034. To submit an application via www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2012–0034 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 ‘‘Comment Now!.’’ (For further information on using the www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ‘‘How to Use Regulations.gov’’ on the bottom of the page.) The www.regulations.gov site provides the option of providing VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 64579 comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comment’’ field or by attaching a document. USTR prefers applications to be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, please type ‘‘Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster’’ in the ‘‘Upload File’’ field. Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed ‘‘Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster.’’ Applications should include the following information, and each section of the application should be numbered as indicated: Current Roster Members and Prior Applicants 1. Name of the applicant. 2. Business address, telephone number, fax number, and email address. 3. Citizenship(s). 4. Current employment, including title, description of responsibility, and name and address of employer. 5. Relevant education and professional training. 6. Spanish language fluency, written and spoken. 7. Post-education employment history, including the dates and addresses of each prior position and a summary of responsibilities. 8. Relevant professional affiliations and certifications, including, if any, current bar memberships in good standing. 9. A list and copies of publications, testimony, and speeches, if any, concerning AD/CVD law. Judges or former judges should list relevant judicial decisions. Only one copy of publications, testimony, speeches, and decisions need be submitted. 10. Summary of any current and past employment by, or consulting or other work for, the Governments of the United States, Canada, or Mexico. 11. The names and nationalities of all foreign principals for whom the applicant is currently or has previously been registered pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., and the dates of all registration periods. 12. List of proceedings brought under U.S., Canadian, or Mexican AD/CVD law regarding imports of U.S., Canadian, or Mexican products in which the applicant advised or represented (for example, as consultant or attorney) any U.S., Canadian, or Mexican party to such proceeding and, for each such proceeding listed, the name and country of incorporation of such party. 13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for service on Chapter 19 panels, including information relevant to the applicant’s familiarity with international trade law and willingness and ability to make time commitments necessary for service on panels. 14. On a separate page, the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers of three individuals willing to provide information concerning the applicant’s qualifications for service, including the applicant’s character, reputation, reliability, judgment, and familiarity with international trade law. Applications normally will not be subject to public disclosure and will not be posted publicly on www.regulations.gov. They may be referred to other federal agencies in the course of determining eligibility for the roster, and shared with foreign governments and the NAFTA Secretariat in the course of panel selection. PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Current members of the Chapter 19 roster who remain interested in inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster must submit updated applications. Individuals who have previously applied but have not been selected may reapply. If an applicant, including a current or former roster member, has previously submitted materials referred to in item 9, such materials need not be resubmitted. Public Disclosure False Statements Pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the NAFTA Implementation Act, false statements by applicants regarding their personal or professional qualifications, or financial or other relevant interests that bear on the applicants’ suitability for placement on the Chapter 19 roster or for appointment to binational panels, are subject to criminal sanctions under 18 U.S.C. 1001. Paperwork Reduction Act This notice contains a collection of information provision subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) that has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’). Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB number. This notice’s collection of information burden is only for those persons who wish voluntarily to apply for nomination to the NAFTA Chapter 19 roster. It is expected that the collection of information burden will be under 3 hours. This collection of information contains no annual reporting or record keeping burden. This collection of information was approved by OMB under OMB Control Number 0350–0014. Please send comments regarding the collection of information burden or any other aspect of the information collection to USTR at the above email address or fax number. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 64580 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices Privacy Act The following statements are made in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). The authority for requesting information to be furnished is section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act. Provision of the information requested above is voluntary; however, failure to provide the information will preclude your consideration as a candidate for the NAFTA Chapter 19 roster. This information is maintained in a system of records entitled ‘‘Dispute Settlement Panelists Roster.’’ Notice regarding this system of records was published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2001. The information provided is needed, and will be used by USTR, other federal government trade policy officials concerned with NAFTA dispute settlement, and officials of the other NAFTA Parties to select well-qualified individuals for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster and for service on Chapter 19 binational panels. William Busis, Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2012–25993 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F3–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Notice for Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Los Angeles World Airports, for Van Nuys Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA’s determination on the noise exposure maps is October 3, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Globa, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Los Angeles Airports District Office, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 90009–2007. Street Address: 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, California 90261. Telephone: 310/725– 3637 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 This notice announces that the FAA finds that the noise exposure maps submitted for Van Nuys Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘Part 150’’), effective October 3, 2012. Under 49 U.S.C. section 47503 of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’), an airport operator may submit to the FAA noise exposure maps which meet applicable regulations and which depict non-compatible land uses as of the date of submission of such maps, a description of projected aircraft operations, and the ways in which such operations will affect such maps. The Act requires such maps to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties in the local community, government agencies, and persons using the airport. An airport operator who has submitted noise exposure maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to take to reduce existing noncompatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional noncompatible uses. The FAA has completed its review of the noise exposure maps and accompanying documentation submitted by Los Angeles World Airports. The documentation that constitutes the ‘‘Noise Exposure Maps’’ as defined in section 150.7 of Part 150 includes: Figure 5 VNY Noise Monitor VNY13 (Formerly V7) Location; Figure 7, 2011 Existing Condition Noise Exposure Map; Figure 8, 2016 Five-Year Forecast Condition Noise Exposure Map; Figure 9, FAA Airport Diagram for VNY; Figure 10, Modeled Flight Tracks for Runway 16R and 34L Jet Arrivals; Figure 11, Modeled Flight Tracks for Runway 16R and 34L Jet Departures; Figure 12, Modeled Flight Tracks for Runway 16R and 34L Propeller Arrivals; Figure 13, Modeled Flight Tracks for Runway 16L and 34R Propeller Arrivals; Figure 14, Modeled Flight Tracks for Runway 16R and 34L Propeller Departures; Figure 15, Modeled Flight Tracks for Runway 16L and 34R Propeller Departures; Figure 16, Modeled Flight Tracks for Helicopter Arrivals; Figure 17, Modeled Flight Tracks for Helicopter Departures; Figure 18, Modeled Flight Tracks for Runways 16L/16R Local Patterns; Figure 19, Modeled Flight Tracks for Runways 34L/34R Local Patterns; Table 3, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Compatible, Noncompatible, and Total Dwelling Units and Population within 2011 and 2016 Noise Exposure Map Contours; Table 4, Forecast 2011 Annual Average Day Operations; Table 5, Forecast 2016 Annual Average Day Operations; Table 6, Runway Utilization for Fixed-Wing Aircraft Arrivals and Departures; Table 7, Runway Utilization Rates for Local Pattern Operations; Table 8, Helipad Utilization Rates for Helicopter Arrivals and Departures; Table 9, Fixed-Wing Departure Flight Track Utilization Rates; Table 10, Fixed-Wing Arrival Flight Track Utilization Rates; and, Table 11, Helicopter Flight Track Utilization Rates. The FAA has determined that these Noise Exposure Maps and accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on October 3, 2012. FAA’s determination on an airport operator’s noise exposure maps is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in Appendix A of Part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of the applicant’s data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a noise compatibility program or to fund the implementation of that program. If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a noise exposure map submitted under section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific properties with regard to the depicted noise contours, or in interpreting the noise exposure maps to resolve questions concerning, for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way under Part 150 or through FAA’s review of noise exposure maps. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise exposure contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted those maps, or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which consultation is required under section 47503 of the Act. The FAA has relied on the certification by the airport operator, under section 150.21 of Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has been accomplished. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 204 (Monday, October 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64578-64580]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-25993]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications 
for Inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Invitation for applications.

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SUMMARY: Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement 
(``NAFTA'') provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals 
to serve on binational panels convened to review final determinations 
in antidumping or countervailing duty (``AD/CVD'') proceedings and 
amendments to AD/CVD statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States 
annually renews its selections for the Chapter 19 roster. Applications 
are invited from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the 
roster for the period April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014.

DATES: Applications should be received no later than November 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted (i) electronically to 
www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2012-0034, or (ii) by fax, to 
Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-3640.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Garner, Assistant General 
Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395-
9663.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Binational Panel Reviews Under NAFTA Chapter 19

    Article 1904 of the NAFTA provides that a party involved in an AD/
CVD proceeding may obtain review by a binational panel of a final AD/
CVD determination of one NAFTA Party with respect to the products of 
another NAFTA Party. Binational panels decide whether such AD/CVD 
determinations are in accordance with the domestic laws of the 
importing NAFTA Party, and must use the standard of review that would 
have been applied by a domestic court of the importing NAFTA Party. A 
panel may uphold the AD/CVD determination, or may remand it to the 
national administering authority for action not inconsistent with the 
panel's decision. Panel decisions may be reviewed in specific 
circumstances by a three-member extraordinary challenge committee, 
selected from a separate roster composed of fifteen current or former 
judges.
    Article 1903 of the NAFTA provides that a NAFTA Party may refer an 
amendment to the AD/CVD statutes of another NAFTA Party to a binational 
panel for a declaratory opinion as to whether the amendment is 
inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 
(``GATT''), the GATT Antidumping or Subsidies Codes, successor 
agreements, or the object and purpose of the NAFTA with regard to the 
establishment of fair and predictable conditions for the liberalization 
of trade. If the panel finds that the amendment is inconsistent, the 
two NAFTA Parties shall consult and seek to achieve a mutually 
satisfactory solution.

Chapter 19 Roster and Composition of Binational Panels

    Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides for the maintenance of a roster 
of at least 75 individuals for service on Chapter 19 binational panels, 
with each NAFTA Party selecting at least 25 individuals. A separate 
five-person panel is formed for each review of a final AD/CVD 
determination or statutory amendment. To form a panel, the two NAFTA 
Parties involved each appoint two panelists, normally by drawing upon 
individuals from the roster. If the Parties cannot agree upon the fifth 
panelist, one of the Parties, decided by lot, selects the fifth 
panelist from the roster. The majority of individuals on each panel 
must consist of lawyers in good standing, and the chair of the panel 
must be a lawyer.
    Upon each request for establishment of a panel, roster members from 
the two involved NAFTA Parties will be requested to complete a 
disclosure form, which will be used to identify possible conflicts of 
interest or appearances thereof. The disclosure form requests 
information regarding financial interests and affiliations, including 
information regarding the identity of clients of the roster member and, 
if applicable, clients of the roster member's firm.

Criteria for Eligibility for Inclusion on Chapter 19 Roster

    Section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103-182, as 
amended (19 U.S.C. 3432)) (``Section 402'') provides that selections by 
the United States of individuals for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster 
are to be based on the eligibility criteria set out in Annex 1901.2 of 
the NAFTA, and without regard to political affiliation. Annex 1901.2 
provides that Chapter 19 roster members must be citizens of a NAFTA 
Party, must be of good character and of high standing and repute, and 
are to be chosen strictly on the basis of their objectivity, 
reliability, sound judgment, and general familiarity with international 
trade law. Aside from judges, roster members may not be affiliated with 
any of the three NAFTA Parties. Section 402 also provides that, to the 
fullest extent practicable, judges and former judges who meet the 
eligibility requirements should be selected.

Adherence to the NAFTA Code of Conduct for Binational Panelists

    The ``Code of Conduct for Dispute Settlement Procedures Under 
Chapters 19 and 20'' (see http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/en/view.aspx?x=345&mtpiID=ALL), which was established pursuant to Article 
1909 of the NAFTA, provides that current and former Chapter 19 roster 
members ``shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety and 
shall observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity and 
impartiality of the dispute settlement process is preserved.'' The Code 
also provides that candidates to serve on chapter 19 panels, as well as 
those who are ultimately selected to serve as panelists, have an 
obligation to ``disclose any interest, relationship or matter that is 
likely to affect [their] impartiality or independence, or that might 
reasonably

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create an appearance of impropriety or an apprehension of bias.'' Annex 
1901.2 of the NAFTA provides that roster members may engage in other 
business while serving as panelists, subject to the Code of Conduct and 
provided that such business does not interfere with the performance of 
the panelist's duties. In particular, Annex 1901.2 states that 
``[w]hile acting as a panelist, a panelist may not appear as counsel 
before another panel.''

Procedures for Selection of Chapter 19 Roster Members

    Section 402 establishes procedures for the selection by the Office 
of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') of the individuals 
chosen by the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster. The 
roster is renewed annually, and applies during the one-year period 
beginning April 1 of each calendar year.
    Under Section 402, an interagency committee chaired by USTR 
prepares a preliminary list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the 
Chapter 19 Roster. After consultation with the Senate Committee on 
Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, USTR selects the 
final list of individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on 
the Chapter 19 roster.

Remuneration

    Roster members selected for service on a Chapter 19 binational 
panel will be remunerated at the rate of 800 Canadian dollars per day.

Applications

    Eligible individuals who wish to be included on the Chapter 19 
roster for the period April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, are 
invited to submit applications. Applications may be submitted either by 
fax to Sandy McKinzy at 202-395-3640 or electronically to 
www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2012-0034.
    To submit an application via www.regulations.gov, enter docket 
number USTR-2012-0034 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 ``Comment Now!.'' (For 
further information on using the www.regulations.gov Web site, please 
consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ``How 
to Use Regulations.gov'' on the bottom of the page.)
    The www.regulations.gov site provides the option of providing 
comments by filling in a ``Type Comment'' field or by attaching a 
document. USTR prefers applications to be provided in an attached 
document. If a document is attached, please type ``Application for 
Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster'' in the ``Upload File'' field.
    Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed 
``Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster.'' Applications 
should include the following information, and each section of the 
application should be numbered as indicated:

    1. Name of the applicant.
    2. Business address, telephone number, fax number, and email 
address.
    3. Citizenship(s).
    4. Current employment, including title, description of 
responsibility, and name and address of employer.
    5. Relevant education and professional training.
    6. Spanish language fluency, written and spoken.
    7. Post-education employment history, including the dates and 
addresses of each prior position and a summary of responsibilities.
    8. Relevant professional affiliations and certifications, 
including, if any, current bar memberships in good standing.
    9. A list and copies of publications, testimony, and speeches, 
if any, concerning AD/CVD law. Judges or former judges should list 
relevant judicial decisions. Only one copy of publications, 
testimony, speeches, and decisions need be submitted.
    10. Summary of any current and past employment by, or consulting 
or other work for, the Governments of the United States, Canada, or 
Mexico.
    11. The names and nationalities of all foreign principals for 
whom the applicant is currently or has previously been registered 
pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et 
seq., and the dates of all registration periods.
    12. List of proceedings brought under U.S., Canadian, or Mexican 
AD/CVD law regarding imports of U.S., Canadian, or Mexican products 
in which the applicant advised or represented (for example, as 
consultant or attorney) any U.S., Canadian, or Mexican party to such 
proceeding and, for each such proceeding listed, the name and 
country of incorporation of such party.
    13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for 
service on Chapter 19 panels, including information relevant to the 
applicant's familiarity with international trade law and willingness 
and ability to make time commitments necessary for service on 
panels.
    14. On a separate page, the names, addresses, telephone and fax 
numbers of three individuals willing to provide information 
concerning the applicant's qualifications for service, including the 
applicant's character, reputation, reliability, judgment, and 
familiarity with international trade law.

Current Roster Members and Prior Applicants

    Current members of the Chapter 19 roster who remain interested in 
inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster must submit updated applications. 
Individuals who have previously applied but have not been selected may 
reapply. If an applicant, including a current or former roster member, 
has previously submitted materials referred to in item 9, such 
materials need not be resubmitted.

Public Disclosure

    Applications normally will not be subject to public disclosure and 
will not be posted publicly on www.regulations.gov. They may be 
referred to other federal agencies in the course of determining 
eligibility for the roster, and shared with foreign governments and the 
NAFTA Secretariat in the course of panel selection.

False Statements

    Pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the NAFTA Implementation Act, 
false statements by applicants regarding their personal or professional 
qualifications, or financial or other relevant interests that bear on 
the applicants' suitability for placement on the Chapter 19 roster or 
for appointment to binational panels, are subject to criminal sanctions 
under 18 U.S.C. 1001.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This notice contains a collection of information provision subject 
to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') that has been approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget (``OMB''). Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, no person is required to respond to nor shall a 
person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection 
of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that 
collection of information displays a currently valid OMB number. This 
notice's collection of information burden is only for those persons who 
wish voluntarily to apply for nomination to the NAFTA Chapter 19 
roster. It is expected that the collection of information burden will 
be under 3 hours. This collection of information contains no annual 
reporting or record keeping burden. This collection of information was 
approved by OMB under OMB Control Number 0350-0014. Please send 
comments regarding the collection of information burden or any other 
aspect of the information collection to USTR at the above email address 
or fax number.

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Privacy Act

    The following statements are made in accordance with the Privacy 
Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). The authority for requesting 
information to be furnished is section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation 
Act. Provision of the information requested above is voluntary; 
however, failure to provide the information will preclude your 
consideration as a candidate for the NAFTA Chapter 19 roster. This 
information is maintained in a system of records entitled ``Dispute 
Settlement Panelists Roster.'' Notice regarding this system of records 
was published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2001. The 
information provided is needed, and will be used by USTR, other federal 
government trade policy officials concerned with NAFTA dispute 
settlement, and officials of the other NAFTA Parties to select well-
qualified individuals for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster and for 
service on Chapter 19 binational panels.

William Busis,
Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement.
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