North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Chapter 14 Dispute Settlement Roster, 39453-39455 [2014-16108]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 132 / Thursday, July 10, 2014 / Notices United States Small Business Administration. Javier E. Saade, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation. [FR Doc. 2014–16177 Filed 7–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2014–0024] Modifications to the Disability Determination Procedures; Extension of Testing of Some Disability Redesign Features Social Security Administration. ACTION: Notice of the extension of tests involving modifications to the disability determination procedures. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are announcing the extension of tests involving modifications to disability determination procedures authorized by 20 CFR 404.906 and 416.1406. These rules authorize us to test several modifications to the disability determination procedures for adjudicating claims for disability insurance benefits under title II of the Social Security Act (Act) and for supplemental security income payments based on disability under title XVI of the Act. DATES: We are extending our selection of cases to be included in these tests from September 26, 2014 until no later than September 25, 2015. If we decide to continue selection of cases for these tests beyond this date, we will publish another notice in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Byron Haskins, Office of Disability Policy, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, (410) 965–0150, for information about this notice. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free number, 1–800–772–1213 or TTY 1– 800–325–0778, or visit our Internet site, Social Security Online, at http:// www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Our current rules authorize us to test, individually or in any combination, certain modifications to the disability determination procedures. 20 CFR 404.906 and 416.1406. We conducted several tests under the authority of these rules. In the ‘‘single decisionmaker’’ test, a disability examiner may make the initial disability determination in most cases without obtaining the signature of a medical or psychological consultant. 73 FR 12495. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:38 Jul 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 39453 We also conducted a separate test, which we call the ‘‘prototype,’’ in 10 States. 64 FR 47218. Currently, the prototype combines the single decisionmaker approach described above with the elimination of the reconsideration level of our administrative review process. We extended the period for selecting claims for these tests several times. Most recently, we extended the time from September 27, 2013 to September 26, 2014. 78 FR 45010. We are extending case selection for the prototype and the single decisionmaker tests until September 25, 2015. If we decide to continue selection of cases for these tests beyond this date, we will publish another notice in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: July 2, 2014. Marianna LaCanfora, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy. OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [FR Doc. 2014–16137 Filed 7–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P For further information, including a list of the imported 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: June 27, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–16180 Filed 7–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Chapter 14 Dispute Settlement Roster DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the United States Trade Representative. [Public Notice 8787] ACTION: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age’’ SUMMARY: Chapter Fourteen of the North American Free Trade Agreement (‘‘NAFTA’’) provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals who would be willing and able to serve as panelists in dispute settlement proceedings arising under Chapter Fourteen (Financial Services) of the NAFTA. Individuals are appointed for a term of three years. Applications are invited from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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 ‘‘Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age,’’ 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about September 16, 2014, until on or about January 4, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Invitation for applications. Applications should be received no later than August 25, 2014. DATES: Applications should be submitted (i) electronically to www.regulations.gov, Docket Number USTR–2014–0013. If you are unable to submit an application using www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arthur Tsao, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–6987. USTR is seeking applications from interested persons to serve on the Chapter Fourteen (Financial Services) roster under the NAFTA. The details for how to apply are provided below as is a short description of the roster. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 39454 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 132 / Thursday, July 10, 2014 / Notices Dispute Settlement Arising Under NAFTA Chapter Fourteen Procedures under Chapter Twenty of the NAFTA apply (as modified by Chapter Fourteen) to the avoidance or settlement of disputes between the Parties arising under Chapter Fourteen of the NAFTA. If the NAFTA Parties cannot settle a dispute through consultations, a consulting Party may refer the matter to the Free Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) established under the NAFTA. If the matter is not resolved within a specified time period, the Commission will, upon the request of a consulting Party, establish a dispute settlement panel to consider the matter. Chapter Fourteen Roster and Composition of Panels Article 1414.2 of the NAFTA provides for a roster of up to 15 persons who are willing and able to serve as financial services panelists. Financial services roster members shall be appointed by consensus of the Parties for terms of three years, and may be reappointed. A separate five-member panel is formed for each dispute. Where a Party claims that a dispute arises under Chapter Fourteen, Article 2011 (Panel Selection) shall apply, except that: (a) Where the disputing Parties so agree, the panel shall be composed entirely of panelists meeting the qualifications set out in Article 1414.3 (Dispute Settlement); and (b) in any other case, each disputing Party may select panelists meeting the qualifications set out in Article 1414.3 or in Article 2010.1 (Qualifications of Panelists), and if the Party complained against invokes Article 1410 (Exceptions), the chair of the panel shall meet the qualifications set out in Article 1414.3. For each case, roster members under consideration to serve as a panelist will be requested to complete a disclosure form, which is 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 any clients the roster member may have and, if applicable, clients of the roster member’s firm. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Criteria for Eligibility for Inclusion on Chapter Fourteen Roster Article 1414.3 of the NAFTA provides that roster members shall (1) have expertise or experience in financial services law or practice, which may include the regulation of financial institutions; (2) be chosen strictly on the basis of objectivity, reliability, and sound judgment; (3) be independent of, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:38 Jul 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 and not be affiliated with or take instructions from, any Party; and (4) comply with the code of conduct established by the Parties (the ‘‘Code of Conduct for Dispute Settlement Procedures Under Chapters 19 and 20’’ https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/ Default.aspx?tabid=99&language=enUS). Procedures for Selection of Chapter Fourteen Roster Members An interagency committee chaired by the USTR prepares a preliminary list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the roster. After consultation with the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate, the USTR selects the final list of individuals that the United States will nominate for inclusion on the rosters. The members of the rosters are appointed by agreement of the Parties to the NAFTA. Applications Eligible individuals who wish to be included on the Chapter Fourteen roster for the next term of three years are invited to submit applications. Applications may be submitted e electronically to www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2014–0013. However, eligible individuals who have submitted a prior application for one or more lists under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘CAFTA–DR’’), chapter 20 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (‘‘NAFTA’’), the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement (‘‘USAFTA’’), the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (‘‘USCTPA’’), the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (‘‘KORUS’’), the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (‘‘USMFTA’’), or the United StatesSingapore Free Trade Agreement (‘‘USSFTA’’) in response to the Federal Register notices of January 28, 2010 (75 FR 4607) or June 25, 2012 (77 FR 37948) have the option as explained below of simply indicating that they would like their application also to include the roster under Chapter Fourteen of the NAFTA and submitting updates (if any) to their applications on file. To submit an application via www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2014–0013 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 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Fourteen Roster’’ in the ‘‘Upload File’’ field. Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed ‘‘Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter Fourteen 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. Fluency in any relevant language other than English, 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 the relevant areas of expertise. 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. A list of international trade proceedings or domestic proceedings relating to international trade matters or other relevant matters in which the applicant has provided advice to a party or otherwise participated. E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 39455 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 132 / Thursday, July 10, 2014 / Notices 13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for service on dispute settlement panels under NAFTA, 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. Prior Applicants As indicated above, an individual who has submitted an application in response to the Federal Register notices of January 28, 2010 (75 FR 4607) or June 25, 2012 (77 FR 37948) need only indicate that the individual is interested in having their application also include the roster under Chapter Fourteen of the NAFTA, specify under which of the two Federal Register notices the individual had previously submitted an application, and submit updates (if any) to the individual’s application(s) on file. 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 and Congressional Committees in the course of determining eligibility for the roster, and shared with foreign governments and the NAFTA Secretariat in the course of panel selection. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Fourteen roster or for appointment to binational panels, are subject to criminal sanctions under 18 U.S.C. 1001. 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 Fourteen roster. This information is maintained in a system of VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:38 Jul 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Fourteen roster and for service on Chapter Fourteen dispute settlement panels. Daniel E. Brinza, Senior Counsel for Dispute Settlement. [FR Doc. 2014–16108 Filed 7–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F4–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Reallocation of Unused Fiscal Year 2014 Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country reallocations of the FY 2014 in-quota quantity of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar. DATES: July 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be delivered to Ann Heilman-Dahl, Director of Agricultural Affairs, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20508. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Heilman-Dahl, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Office of Agricultural Affairs, telephone: 202– 395–6127 or facsimile: 202–395–4579. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the United States maintains WTO TRQs for imports of raw cane and refined sugar. Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity of a TRQ for any agricultural product among supplying countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007). On September 13, 2013, the Secretary of Agriculture established the FY 2014 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 TRQ for imported raw sugar cane at the minimum to which the United States committed to pursuant to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 MTRV). On September 18, 2013, USTR provided notice of country-by-country allocations of the FY 2014 in-quota quantity of the WTO TRQ for imported raw cane sugar. Based on consultation with quota holders, USTR has determined to reallocate 99,290 MTRV of the original WTO TRQ quantity from those countries that have stated they do not plan to fill their FY 2014 allocated raw cane sugar quantities. USTR is allocating the 99,290 MTRV to the following countries in the amounts specified below: Country FY 2014 reallocation Argentina .............................. Australia ................................ Belize .................................... Bolivia ................................... Brazil ..................................... Colombia ............................... Costa Rica ............................ Dominican Republic .............. Ecuador ................................ El Salvador ........................... Fiji ......................................... Guatemala ............................ Guyana ................................. Honduras .............................. India ...................................... Jamaica ................................ Mozambique ......................... Nicaragua ............................. Panama ................................ Peru ...................................... Philippines ............................ South Africa .......................... Swaziland ............................. Thailand ................................ Zimbabwe ............................. 4,523 8,730 1,157 841 15,251 2,524 1,578 18,512 1,157 2,735 947 5,049 1,262 1,052 841 1,157 1,367 2,209 3,050 4,312 14,199 2,419 1,683 1,473 1,262 These allocations are based on the countries’ historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar WTO TRQ to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin. Certificates of quota eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an allocation has been provided. Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2014–16105 Filed 7–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F4–P E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications 
for Inclusion on the Chapter 14 Dispute Settlement Roster

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Invitation for applications.

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SUMMARY: Chapter Fourteen of the North American Free Trade Agreement 
(``NAFTA'') provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals 
who would be willing and able to serve as panelists in dispute 
settlement proceedings arising under Chapter Fourteen (Financial 
Services) of the NAFTA. Individuals are appointed for a term of three 
years. Applications are invited from eligible individuals wishing to be 
included on the roster.

DATES: Applications should be received no later than August 25, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted (i) electronically to 
www.regulations.gov, Docket Number USTR-2014-0013. If you are unable to 
submit an application using www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy 
McKinzy at (202) 395-9483 to arrange for an alternative method of 
transmission.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arthur Tsao, Assistant General 
Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395-
6987.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is seeking applications from interested 
persons to serve on the Chapter Fourteen (Financial Services) roster 
under the NAFTA. The details for how to apply are provided below as is 
a short description of the roster.

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Dispute Settlement Arising Under NAFTA Chapter Fourteen

    Procedures under Chapter Twenty of the NAFTA apply (as modified by 
Chapter Fourteen) to the avoidance or settlement of disputes between 
the Parties arising under Chapter Fourteen of the NAFTA. If the NAFTA 
Parties cannot settle a dispute through consultations, a consulting 
Party may refer the matter to the Free Trade Commission 
(``Commission'') established under the NAFTA. If the matter is not 
resolved within a specified time period, the Commission will, upon the 
request of a consulting Party, establish a dispute settlement panel to 
consider the matter.

Chapter Fourteen Roster and Composition of Panels

    Article 1414.2 of the NAFTA provides for a roster of up to 15 
persons who are willing and able to serve as financial services 
panelists. Financial services roster members shall be appointed by 
consensus of the Parties for terms of three years, and may be 
reappointed. A separate five-member panel is formed for each dispute. 
Where a Party claims that a dispute arises under Chapter Fourteen, 
Article 2011 (Panel Selection) shall apply, except that: (a) Where the 
disputing Parties so agree, the panel shall be composed entirely of 
panelists meeting the qualifications set out in Article 1414.3 (Dispute 
Settlement); and (b) in any other case, each disputing Party may select 
panelists meeting the qualifications set out in Article 1414.3 or in 
Article 2010.1 (Qualifications of Panelists), and if the Party 
complained against invokes Article 1410 (Exceptions), the chair of the 
panel shall meet the qualifications set out in Article 1414.3. For each 
case, roster members under consideration to serve as a panelist will be 
requested to complete a disclosure form, which is 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 any 
clients the roster member may have and, if applicable, clients of the 
roster member's firm.

Criteria for Eligibility for Inclusion on Chapter Fourteen Roster

    Article 1414.3 of the NAFTA provides that roster members shall (1) 
have expertise or experience in financial services law or practice, 
which may include the regulation of financial institutions; (2) be 
chosen strictly on the basis of objectivity, reliability, and sound 
judgment; (3) be independent of, and not be affiliated with or take 
instructions from, any Party; and (4) comply with the code of conduct 
established by the Parties (the ``Code of Conduct for Dispute 
Settlement Procedures Under Chapters 19 and 20'' https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Default.aspx?tabid=99&language=en-US).

Procedures for Selection of Chapter Fourteen Roster Members

    An interagency committee chaired by the USTR prepares a preliminary 
list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the roster. After 
consultation with the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate, the USTR 
selects the final list of individuals that the United States will 
nominate for inclusion on the rosters. The members of the rosters are 
appointed by agreement of the Parties to the NAFTA.

Applications

    Eligible individuals who wish to be included on the Chapter 
Fourteen roster for the next term of three years are invited to submit 
applications. Applications may be submitted e electronically to 
www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2014-0013. However, eligible 
individuals who have submitted a prior application for one or more 
lists under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free 
Trade Agreement (``CAFTA-DR''), chapter 20 of the North American Free 
Trade Agreement (``NAFTA''), the United States-Peru Trade Promotion 
Agreement, the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement 
(``USAFTA''), the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement 
(``USCTPA''), the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (``KORUS''), 
the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (``USMFTA''), or the 
United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (``USSFTA'') in response 
to the Federal Register notices of January 28, 2010 (75 FR 4607) or 
June 25, 2012 (77 FR 37948) have the option as explained below of 
simply indicating that they would like their application also to 
include the roster under Chapter Fourteen of the NAFTA and submitting 
updates (if any) to their applications on file.
    To submit an application via www.regulations.gov, enter docket 
number USTR-2014-0013 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 Fourteen Roster'' in the ``Upload File'' 
field.
    Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed 
``Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter Fourteen 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. Fluency in any relevant language other than English, 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 the relevant areas of expertise. 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. A list of international trade proceedings or domestic 
proceedings relating to international trade matters or other relevant 
matters in which the applicant has provided advice to a party or 
otherwise participated.

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    13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for 
service on dispute settlement panels under NAFTA, 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.

Prior Applicants

    As indicated above, an individual who has submitted an application 
in response to the Federal Register notices of January 28, 2010 (75 FR 
4607) or June 25, 2012 (77 FR 37948) need only indicate that the 
individual is interested in having their application also include the 
roster under Chapter Fourteen of the NAFTA, specify under which of the 
two Federal Register notices the individual had previously submitted an 
application, and submit updates (if any) to the individual's 
application(s) on file.

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 and Congressional Committees 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 Fourteen 
roster or for appointment to binational panels, are subject to criminal 
sanctions under 18 U.S.C. 1001.

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 Fourteen 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 Fourteen roster and 
for service on Chapter Fourteen dispute settlement panels.

Daniel E. Brinza,
Senior Counsel for Dispute Settlement.
[FR Doc. 2014-16108 Filed 7-9-14; 8:45 am]
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