Determinations under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 74156-74157 [2014-29169]

Download as PDF 74156 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 240 / Monday, December 15, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [PUBLIC NOTICE: 8972] Culturally Significant Objects Imported ¨ for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Bjork’’ Exhibition 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, 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 ‘‘Bjork,’’ 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 March 8, 2015, until on or about June 7, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including lists of the exhibit objects, contact Julianne C. Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUMMARY: Dated: December 7,2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. 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 ‘‘The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Artworks from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about February 15, 2015, until on or about May 10, 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, from on or about June 14, 2015, to on or about September 13, 2015, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, from on or about October 18, 2015, to on or about January 17, 2016, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. 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 object to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Visiting Masterpiece: Gustav Klimt’s Adam and Eve,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the imported object at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about January 17, 2015, until on or about April 27, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a description of the imported object, contact Paul W. Manning, AttorneyAdviser, 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: December 5, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [FR Doc. 2014–29274 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P [FR Doc. 2014–29272 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF STATE BILLING CODE 4710–05–P emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Public Notice 8968] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Artworks from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty’’ Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Visiting Masterpiece: Gustav Klimt’s Adam and Eve’’ 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), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:54 Dec 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 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), E.O. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2014–29275 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Determinations under the African Growth and Opportunity Act Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice . AGENCY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that Guinea and Madagascar have each adopted effective visa systems and related procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with the shipment of such articles and has implemented and follows, or is making substantial progress toward implementing and following, the customs procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Therefore, as specified in this SUMMARY: [Public Notice 8969] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Dated: December 4, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 240 / Monday, December 15, 2014 / Notices notice, imports of eligible products from Guinea and Madagascar qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided for under AGOA. DATES: Effective Date: December 15, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Hamilton, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, Office of the United States. Trade Representative, at (202) 395–9514. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Public Law 106–200, as amended provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. The textile and apparel trade benefits under AGOA are available to imports of eligible products from countries that the President designates as ‘‘beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries,’’ provided that these countries: (1) Have adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with shipment of such articles; and (2) have implemented and follow, or are making substantial progress toward implementing and following, certain customs procedures that assist the Customs Service in verifying the origin of the products. In Proclamation 8741 (October 25, 2011) the President designated Guinea as a ‘‘beneficiary subSaharan Africa country’’ and proclaimed that, for purposes of section 112(c) of the AGOA, Guinea shall be considered a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. In Proclamation 9145 (June 26, 2014), the President similarly designated Madagascar as a ‘‘beneficiary sub-Saharan Africa country’’ and, for purposes of section 112(c) of the AGOA, shall be considered a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. In Proclamation 7350 (October 2, 2000), the President authorized the USTR to perform the function of determining whether eligible subSaharan beneficiary countries have met the two requirements described above. The President directed the USTR to announce any such determinations in the Federal Register and to implement them through modifications the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Based on actions that both Guinea and Madagascar have taken, I have determined that each country have satisfied these two requirements. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority assigned to the USTR in VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:54 Dec 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 Proclamation 7350, U.S. note 7(a) to subchapter II of chapter 98 of the HTS, and U.S. notes 1 and 2(d) to subchapter XIX of the HTS are modified by inserting ‘‘Guinea’’ and ‘‘Madagascar’’ in alphabetical sequence in the list of countries. The foregoing modifications to the HTS are effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on date of publication. Importers claiming preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA for entries of textile and apparel articles should ensure that those entries meet the applicable visa requirements. See Visa Requirements Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 66 FR 7837 (2001). Michael B.G. Froman, United States Trade Representative. 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DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before May 14, 2015 If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Caltrans: Tami Podesta, Branch Chief, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74157 Division of Environmental Planning, California Department of Transportation, 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, California, 90275, Regular Office Hours M–F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Phone Number (213) 897–0309, Email tami_podesta@dot.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that the Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: The City of Los Angeles and the California Department of Transportation propose to widen and seismically retrofit the existing Riverside Drive Bridge (53C–1298), located south of the junction of Victory Boulevard, Sonora Avenue and Riverside Drive; and north of Zoo Drive in the Hollywood Community Planning Area of the City and County of Los Angeles. The project would include widening and rehabilitating the existing four-lane bridge to correct existing geometrical design deficiencies, address seismic vulnerabilities, and improve pedestrian and bicycle travel; BHLS5006 (205). The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, approved on May 7, 2013, in the FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact issued on August 29,2013, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The EA, FONSI and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. The Caltrans EA and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http:// www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/ envdocs/docs/Riverside_Drive_Bridge_ Final_IS–EA_APPROVED.pdf. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4351) 2. Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient, Transportation Equity Act, A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) 3. MAP 21- Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century 4. US Army Corps of engineers (USACE)- Section 404 and Section 408 5. US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)- Section 7 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 240 (Monday, December 15, 2014)]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determinations under the African Growth and Opportunity Act

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice .

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SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined 
that Guinea and Madagascar have each adopted effective visa systems and 
related procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment of textile and 
apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection 
with the shipment of such articles and has implemented and follows, or 
is making substantial progress toward implementing and following, the 
customs procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act 
(AGOA). Therefore, as specified in this

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notice, imports of eligible products from Guinea and Madagascar qualify 
for the textile and apparel benefits provided for under AGOA.

DATES: Effective Date: December 15, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Hamilton, Deputy Assistant 
U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, Office of the United States. 
Trade Representative, at (202) 395-9514.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and 
Development Act of 2000, Public Law 106-200, as amended provides 
preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and 
apparel products of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. The 
textile and apparel trade benefits under AGOA are available to imports 
of eligible products from countries that the President designates as 
``beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries,'' provided that these 
countries: (1) Have adopted an effective visa system and related 
procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel 
articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with 
shipment of such articles; and (2) have implemented and follow, or are 
making substantial progress toward implementing and following, certain 
customs procedures that assist the Customs Service in verifying the 
origin of the products. In Proclamation 8741 (October 25, 2011) the 
President designated Guinea as a ``beneficiary sub-Saharan Africa 
country'' and proclaimed that, for purposes of section 112(c) of the 
AGOA, Guinea shall be considered a lesser developed beneficiary sub-
Saharan African country. In Proclamation 9145 (June 26, 2014), the 
President similarly designated Madagascar as a ``beneficiary sub-
Saharan Africa country'' and, for purposes of section 112(c) of the 
AGOA, shall be considered a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African country.
    In Proclamation 7350 (October 2, 2000), the President authorized 
the USTR to perform the function of determining whether eligible sub-
Saharan beneficiary countries have met the two requirements described 
above. The President directed the USTR to announce any such 
determinations in the Federal Register and to implement them through 
modifications the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTS). Based on actions that both Guinea and Madagascar have taken, I 
have determined that each country have satisfied these two 
requirements. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority assigned to the 
USTR in Proclamation 7350, U.S. note 7(a) to subchapter II of chapter 
98 of the HTS, and U.S. notes 1 and 2(d) to subchapter XIX of the HTS 
are modified by inserting ``Guinea'' and ``Madagascar'' in alphabetical 
sequence in the list of countries. The foregoing modifications to the 
HTS are effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption, on date of publication. Importers claiming 
preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA for entries of textile and 
apparel articles should ensure that those entries meet the applicable 
visa requirements. See Visa Requirements Under the African Growth and 
Opportunity Act, 66 FR 7837 (2001).

Michael B.G. Froman,
United States Trade Representative.
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