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Download as PDF 71668 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2012 / Notices (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59002) Dated: November 21, 2012. Karen G. Mills, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–29144 Filed 11–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans; Interest Rate for First Quarter FY 2013 In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations 13—Business Credit and Assistance § 123.512, the following interest rate is effective for Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans approved on or after November 26, 2012. Military Reservist Loan Program 4.000% Dated: November 19, 2012. James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–29124 Filed 11–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 8100] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants Department of State. 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Methodology: Form DS–3032 is mailed to the principal applicant once the underlying immigrant visa petition has been approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NVC has determined that the case is current and active for processing. The applicant then submits the form to NVC via mail and waits for further instructions. Dated: November 13, 2012. Edward J. Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–29112 Filed 11–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Notice Regarding the 2012 Annual Review Office of the United States Trade Representative ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) received no new petitions in September 2012 to review certain practices in a beneficiary developing country to determine whether such country is in compliance with the ATPA eligibility criteria. USTR received updates related to one matter that is currently under review. This notice specifies the status of the petitions filed in prior years that have remained under review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett M. Harman, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, at (202) 395–9446. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.), as renewed and amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act of 2002 (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210) and the ‘‘Act to Extend the Andean Trade Preference Act (Pub. L. 110–436), provides trade SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2012 / Notices benefits for eligible Andean countries. Pursuant to section 3103(d) of the ATPDEA, USTR promulgated regulations (15 CFR part 2016) (68 FR 43922) regarding the review of eligibility of countries for the benefits of the ATPA, as amended. The 2012 Annual ATPA Review is the eighth such review to be conducted pursuant to the ATPA regulations. In a Federal Register notice dated August 10, 2012, USTR initiated the 2012 ATPA Annual Review and announced a deadline of September 17, 2012 for the filing of petitions (77 FR 47910). Chevron submitted information updating the petition it originally filed in 2004, which remains under review. Several U.S. business associations made submissions which referenced the matter already under review in the Chevron case but which did not contain specific information concerning other potential violations of eligibility criteria. Several other interested parties made submissions supporting the program which were not within the scope of the eligibility review. Following is the list of all petitions from prior years that will remain under review through July 31, 2013, which is the period that the ATPA is in effect: Ecuador—Human Rights Watch Ecuador—U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project Ecuador—Chevron Texaco. Douglas Bell, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Trade Policy and Economics. Program Policy Branch (AAM–820), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 806, Washington, DC 20591; Telephone (202) 267–8442. Discussion: Pursuant to 14 CFR 120.109(b), the FAA Administrator’s decision on whether to change the minimum annual random drug testing rate is based on the reported random drug test positive rate for the entire aviation industry. If the reported random drug test positive rate is less than 1.00%, the Administrator may continue the minimum random drug testing rate at 25%. In 2011, the random drug test positive rate was 0.462%. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 232 (Monday, December 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71668-71669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29046]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Notice Regarding 
the 2012 Annual Review

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 
received no new petitions in September 2012 to review certain practices 
in a beneficiary developing country to determine whether such country 
is in compliance with the ATPA eligibility criteria. USTR received 
updates related to one matter that is currently under review. This 
notice specifies the status of the petitions filed in prior years that 
have remained under review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett M. Harman, Deputy Assistant 
U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, at (202) 395-9446.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.), as 
renewed and amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication 
Act of 2002 (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-210) and the 
``Act to Extend the Andean Trade Preference Act (Pub. L. 110-436), 
provides trade

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benefits for eligible Andean countries. Pursuant to section 3103(d) of 
the ATPDEA, USTR promulgated regulations (15 CFR part 2016) (68 FR 
43922) regarding the review of eligibility of countries for the 
benefits of the ATPA, as amended. The 2012 Annual ATPA Review is the 
eighth such review to be conducted pursuant to the ATPA regulations.
    In a Federal Register notice dated August 10, 2012, USTR initiated 
the 2012 ATPA Annual Review and announced a deadline of September 17, 
2012 for the filing of petitions (77 FR 47910). Chevron submitted 
information updating the petition it originally filed in 2004, which 
remains under review. Several U.S. business associations made 
submissions which referenced the matter already under review in the 
Chevron case but which did not contain specific information concerning 
other potential violations of eligibility criteria. Several other 
interested parties made submissions supporting the program which were 
not within the scope of the eligibility review.
    Following is the list of all petitions from prior years that will 
remain under review through July 31, 2013, which is the period that the 
ATPA is in effect:

Ecuador--Human Rights Watch
Ecuador--U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project
Ecuador--Chevron Texaco.

Douglas Bell,
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Trade Policy and Economics.
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