Trade and Investment Policies in India, 2014-2015, 64834-64835 [2014-25926]

Download as PDF 64834 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1. Jenna Whitlock, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–25916 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–550] Trade and Investment Policies in India, 2014–2015 United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing. AGENCY: Following receipt on September 25, 2014, of a joint request from the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (Committees) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC, or Commission) instituted investigation No. 332–550, Trade and Investment Policies in India, 2014–2015. DATES: March 24, 2015: Deadline for filing request to appear at the public hearing. March 26, 2015: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. April 7, 2015: Public hearing. April 14, 2015: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. June 2, 2015: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. September 24, 2015: Transmittal of Commission report to the Committees. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/ edis.htm. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leaders James Stamps (202–205– 3227 or james.stamps@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project Leader Jeff OkunKozlowicki (202–205–5991 or jeff.okun.kozlowicki@usitc.gov) for information specific to this VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 investigation. For information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Background: In their request letter the Committees noted that the Commission is in the process of completing an investigation and report on India’s trade, investment, and industrial policies covering the period 2003 through mid-2014 (Commission investigation No. 332–543, Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India: Effects on the U.S. Economy). The Committees also noted the recent national elections in India and the formation of a new Bharatiya Janata Party-led government. As stated in the letter, in light of the new government and the Committees’ interest in receiving the most comprehensive and up-to-date information possible, the Committees asked the Commission to conduct a second investigation concerning any significant changes since the first USITC investigation to India’s industrial policies that discriminate against U.S. trade and investment. As requested by the Committees, the Commission will include in its report for the second investigation: • Information about any significant changes by the new Indian government to the trade and investment policies identified in the Commission’s first report (which is to be delivered to the Committees by December 15, 2014); and • Information on any new relevant trade and investment policies and practices in India, focusing on the period from mid-2014. The Committees asked that the Commission deliver its second report by September 24, 2015. The Committees also noted that they intend to make the Commission’s report available to the public and asked that the report not contain any confidential business information. Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on April 7, 2015. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary, no later than 5:15 p.m., March 24, 2015, in accordance with the requirements in the ‘‘Submissions’’ section below. All pre-hearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., March 26, 2015; and all post-hearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., April 14, 2015. In the event that, as of the close of business on March 24, 2015, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or nonparticipant should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000 after March 24, 2015, for information concerning whether the hearing will be held. Written Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., June 2, 2015. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 and the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures require that interested parties file documents electronically on or before the filing deadline and submit eight (8) true paper copies by 12:00 p.m. eastern time on the next business day. In the event that confidential treatment of a document is requested, interested parties must file, at the same time as the eight paper copies, at least four (4) additional true paper copies in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). The Commission intends to publish summaries of the positions of interested persons in an appendix to its report. Persons wishing to have a summary of their position included in the appendix should include a summary with their written submission. The summary may not exceed 500 words, should be in MSWord format or a format that can be easily converted to MSWord, and should not include any confidential business information. The summary will be published as provided if it meets these requirements and is germane to the subject matter of the investigation. In the appendix the Commission will E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices identify the name of the organization furnishing the summary, and will include a link to the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) where the full written submission can be found. Any submissions that contain confidential business information (CBI) must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. In its request letter, the Committees stated that they intend to make the Commission’s report available to the public, and asked that the Commission not include any confidential business information in the report that it sends to the Committees. Any confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing this report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. Issued: October 28, 2014. By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–25926 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1125–0010] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals From a Decision of a DHS Officer Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 Volume 79, Number 168, page 51607, on August 29, 2014, allowing for a 60 day comment period. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until December 1, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Jeff Rosenblum, General Counsel, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, Suite 2600, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 20530; telephone: (703) 305–0470. Written comments and/ or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20530 or send to OIRA_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and/or —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a DHS Officer—Form EOIR–29. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64835 3. The agency form number: Form EOIR–29. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: A party who appeals a decision of a DHS Officer to the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board). Other: None. Abstract: A party affected by a decision of a DHS Officer may appeal that decision to the Board, provided that the Board has jurisdiction pursuant to 8 CFR 1003.1(b). The party must complete the Form EOIR–29 and submit it to the DHS office having administrative control over the record of proceeding in order to exercise the regulatory right to appeal. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that there are 6,569 respondents, 6,569 annual responses, and that each response takes 30 minutes to complete. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 3,284.5 annual burden hours. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: October 28, 2014. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. 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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-550]


Trade and Investment Policies in India, 2014-2015

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt on September 25, 2014, of a joint request 
from the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on 
Finance (Committees) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1332(g)), the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC, or 
Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-550, Trade and Investment 
Policies in India, 2014-2015.

DATES: 
    March 24, 2015: Deadline for filing request to appear at the public 
hearing.
    March 26, 2015: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    April 7, 2015: Public hearing.
    April 14, 2015: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    June 2, 2015: Deadline for filing all other written submissions.
    September 24, 2015: Transmittal of Commission report to the 
Committees.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic 
docket (EDIS) at http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/edis.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leaders James Stamps (202-205-
3227 or james.stamps@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project Leader Jeff Okun-
Kozlowicki (202-205-5991 or jeff.okun.kozlowicki@usitc.gov) for 
information specific to this investigation. For information on the 
legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the 
Commission's Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or 
william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain 
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
at 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also 
be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). 
Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in 
gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the 
Secretary at 202-205-2000.
    Background: In their request letter the Committees noted that the 
Commission is in the process of completing an investigation and report 
on India's trade, investment, and industrial policies covering the 
period 2003 through mid-2014 (Commission investigation No. 332-543, 
Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India: Effects on the 
U.S. Economy). The Committees also noted the recent national elections 
in India and the formation of a new Bharatiya Janata Party-led 
government.
    As stated in the letter, in light of the new government and the 
Committees' interest in receiving the most comprehensive and up-to-date 
information possible, the Committees asked the Commission to conduct a 
second investigation concerning any significant changes since the first 
USITC investigation to India's industrial policies that discriminate 
against U.S. trade and investment. As requested by the Committees, the 
Commission will include in its report for the second investigation:
     Information about any significant changes by the new 
Indian government to the trade and investment policies identified in 
the Commission's first report (which is to be delivered to the 
Committees by December 15, 2014); and
     Information on any new relevant trade and investment 
policies and practices in India, focusing on the period from mid-2014. 
The Committees asked that the Commission deliver its second report by 
September 24, 2015. The Committees also noted that they intend to make 
the Commission's report available to the public and asked that the 
report not contain any confidential business information.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this 
investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 
April 7, 2015. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed 
with the Secretary, no later than 5:15 p.m., March 24, 2015, in 
accordance with the requirements in the ``Submissions'' section below. 
All pre-hearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 
5:15 p.m., March 26, 2015; and all post-hearing briefs and statements 
should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., April 14, 2015. In the event 
that, as of the close of business on March 24, 2015, no witnesses are 
scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any 
person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or 
nonparticipant should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-
2000 after March 24, 2015, for information concerning whether the 
hearing will be held.
    Written Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in 
the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions 
concerning this investigation. All written submissions should be 
addressed to the Secretary, and should be received not later than 5:15 
p.m., June 2, 2015. All written submissions must conform with the 
provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 and the Commission's Handbook 
on Filing Procedures require that interested parties file documents 
electronically on or before the filing deadline and submit eight (8) 
true paper copies by 12:00 p.m. eastern time on the next business day. 
In the event that confidential treatment of a document is requested, 
interested parties must file, at the same time as the eight paper 
copies, at least four (4) additional true paper copies in which the 
confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph 
for further information regarding confidential business information). 
Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the 
Secretary (202-205-2000).
    The Commission intends to publish summaries of the positions of 
interested persons in an appendix to its report. Persons wishing to 
have a summary of their position included in the appendix should 
include a summary with their written submission. The summary may not 
exceed 500 words, should be in MSWord format or a format that can be 
easily converted to MSWord, and should not include any confidential 
business information. The summary will be published as provided if it 
meets these requirements and is germane to the subject matter of the 
investigation. In the appendix the Commission will

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identify the name of the organization furnishing the summary, and will 
include a link to the Commission's Electronic Document Information 
System (EDIS) where the full written submission can be found. Any 
submissions that contain confidential business information (CBI) must 
also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the 
rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages 
be clearly marked as to whether they are the ``confidential'' or ``non-
confidential'' version, and that the confidential business information 
be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, 
except for confidential business information, will be made available 
for inspection by interested parties. In its request letter, the 
Committees stated that they intend to make the Commission's report 
available to the public, and asked that the Commission not include any 
confidential business information in the report that it sends to the 
Committees. Any confidential business information received by the 
Commission in this investigation and used in preparing this report will 
not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the 
firm supplying the information.

    Issued: October 28, 2014.

    By order of the Commission.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-25926 Filed 10-30-14; 8:45 am]
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