Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter Nine of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, 65603-65604 [2012-26538]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2012 / Notices • Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment (HR/REE). • Form Number: DS–5103. • Respondents: Alumni of the U.S. Department of State’s Student Programs, including internships, Pickerings, Rangels, Stay-in-Schools, Co-ops, etc. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,000. • Average Time Per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 500. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of proposed collection: The Department’s student internship programs provide a key source of potential candidates who have an interest in, and are qualified, to become future Department employees. The legal authorities pertaining to this collection include: 22 U.S.C. 2651a., 22 U.S.C. 3901, 5 U.S.C. 3111, and 5 CFR part 362, subpart B. HR/REE wants to strengthen and maintain its connections to this group, fostering and mentoring a pool of candidates from which to obtain successful recruits. In June 2008, HR/REE surveyed over 3,500 former interns who served from 2005 through spring 2008. The intern alumni were queried as to their motivation in seeking an internship, whether or not they had pursued a career with either the Foreign Service or Civil Service, and what their recommendations would be for the best ways for the Department to maintain contact after the conclusion of their VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:18 Oct 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 65603 internships. Intern alumni endorse continued contact with Department representatives mainly through electronic means and Web site reminders of career opportunities. In an effort to address these findings and provide viable solutions to improving student engagement prior to, during and following an internship, the Department developed an intern engagement strategy that will ultimately result in a measurable conversion of interns into Department hires for the Foreign or Civil Service. The foundation of this strategy is INTERNational Connections, a web-based career networking site for current, former and future interns that collects pertinent information about them, their experiences and their career goals. Methodology: Users will register online at careers.state.gov/internconnect and create a profile that includes the aforementioned information. exhibition or display of one of the objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about May 5, 2013, until on or about September 2, 2013, in the exhibition ‘‘Hans Richter: Encounters,’’ is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: October 22, 2012. William Schaal, Jr., Executive Director, Bureau of Human Resources, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–26555 Filed 10–26–12; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2012–26552 Filed 10–26–12; 8:45 am] OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE BILLING CODE 4710–15–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8076] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925’’ Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about December 23, 2012, until on or about April 15, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I further determine that the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 23, 2012. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter Nine of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements under Trade Agreements Act of 1979. AGENCY: Effective Date: October 31, 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 28, 2007, the United States and Panama entered into the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (‘‘Panama TPA’’). Chapter Nine of the Panama TPA sets forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annex 9.1 of the Panama TPA. On October 21, 2011, the President signed into law the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘the Panama TPA Act’’) (Pub. L. 112–43, 125 Stat. 497) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In section 101(a) of DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 65604 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2012 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with the Panama TPA Act, the Congress approved the Panama TPA. The Panama TPA will enter into force on October 31, 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. 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 Nine of the Panama TPA, I hereby determine that: 1. Panama is a country, other than a major industrialized country, which, pursuant to the Panama TPA, 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, Panama is so designated for purposes of Section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act. 2. With respect to eligible products of Panama (i.e., goods and services covered by the Schedule of the United States in Annex 9.1 of the Panama TPA) 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 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 Panama, this waiver shall be applied by all entities listed in the Schedule of the United States in Annex 9.1 of the Panama 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. 2012–26538 Filed 10–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F3–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:18 Oct 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Harnett Regional Jetport, NC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. Issued in Atlanta, Georgia on October 12, 2012. Scott L. Seritt, Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2012–26317 Filed 10–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Harnett Regional Jetport Administrator to waive the requirement that approximately 9.54 acres of airport property, located at the Harnett Regional Jetport, be used for aeronautical purposes. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 28, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Atlanta Airports District Office, Attn: Rusty Nealis, Program Manager, 1701 Columbia Ave., Suite 2–260, Atlanta, GA 30337–2747. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Barry Blevins, Airport Administrator, Harnett Regional Jetport, at the following address: Harnett Regional Jetport, PO Box 65, Lillington, NC 27546. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rusty Nealis, Program Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office, 1701 Columbia Ave., Campus Building, Suite 2–260, Atlanta, GA 30337–2747, (404)305– 7142. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA is reviewing a request by the Harnett Regional Jetport Administrator to release approximately 9.54 acres of airport property at the Harnett Regional Jetport. The property consists of one parcel located adjacent to the Harnett Regional Jetport and between Airport Road and Old Stage Road. This property is currently shown on the approved Airport Layout Plan as non-aeronautical use land and the proposed use of this property is compatible with airport operations. The County will sell the property for woodland or cropland use with proceeds of the sale providing funding for future airport development. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the request, notice and other documents germane to the request in person at the Harnett Regional Jetport. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Foreign Assets Control Designation of One Individual Pursuant to Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the name of an individual designated on October 18, 2012 as a person whose property and interests in property is blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011 ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya.’’ DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the individual identified in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011, is effective October 18, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, Tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site ( http://www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, Tel.: 202/622–0077. Background On February 25, 2011, the President issued Executive Order 13566, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya,’’ (the ‘‘Order’’) pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (the NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that come within the United States, or that are or come within E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 209 (Monday, October 29, 2012)]
[Notices]
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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 Nine 
of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion 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: October 31, 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 28, 2007, the United States and 
Panama entered into the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement 
(``Panama TPA''). Chapter Nine of the Panama TPA sets forth certain 
obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and 
services, as specified in Annex 9.1 of the Panama TPA. On October 21, 
2011, the President signed into law the United States-Panama Trade 
Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (``the Panama TPA Act'') (Pub. 
L. 112-43, 125 Stat. 497) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In section 101(a) of

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the Panama TPA Act, the Congress approved the Panama TPA. The Panama 
TPA will enter into force on October 31, 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.
    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 Nine of the Panama TPA, I hereby 
determine that:
    1. Panama is a country, other than a major industrialized country, 
which, pursuant to the Panama TPA, 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, Panama is so designated for 
purposes of Section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act.
    2. With respect to eligible products of Panama (i.e., goods and 
services covered by the Schedule of the United States in Annex 9.1 of 
the Panama TPA) 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 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 Panama, this waiver shall be applied by all 
entities listed in the Schedule of the United States in Annex 9.1 of 
the Panama 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. 2012-26538 Filed 10-26-12; 8:45 am]
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