Request for Comments on Additional Participants in Trade in Services Agreement, 26607-26608 [2015-11069]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 89 / Friday, May 8, 2015 / Notices Opportunity to Appear and Comment Interested parties are invited to attend the business meeting and encouraged to review the Commission’s Public Meeting Rules of Conduct, which are posted on the Commission’s Web site, www.srbc.net. As identified in the public hearing notices referenced above, written comments on the Regulatory Program projects, the fee schedule, and requests for waiver that were the subject of a public hearing, and are listed for action at the business meeting, are subject to a comment deadline of May 11, 2015. Written comments pertaining to any other matters listed for action at the business meeting may be mailed to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110–1788, or submitted electronically through http://www.srbc.net/pubinfo/ publicparticipation.htm. Any such comments mailed or electronically submitted must be received by the Commission on or before May 29, 2015, to be considered. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: May 4, 2015. Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–11051 Filed 5–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Request for Comments on Additional Participants in Trade in Services Agreement Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: On January 15, 2013, the United States Trade Representative notified Congress of the Administration’s intention to enter into negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) with an initial group of 20 trading partners. The January 15 notification states that the group negotiating TISA ‘‘will expand as negotiations progress to include others who share our ambitious goals.’’ In April 2015, the TISA negotiating participants reached a consensus decision to accept Mauritius into the negotiations. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeks public comments regarding particular priorities with respect to the participation of Mauritius in the negotiations. Comments may be provided in writing. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 May 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 Written comments are due by noon, June 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submissions via on-line: http://www.regulations.gov. For alternatives to on-line submissions please contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395–3475. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning requirements for written comments, please contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395–3475. All other questions regarding this notice should be directed to Christopher Melly at (202) 395–9581. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 15, 2013, Ambassador Kirk notified Congress of the Administration’s intention to enter into the TISA negotiations. The following 20 trading partners constituted the initial group of TISA participants: Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union on behalf of its member states, Hong Kong China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, and Turkey. Paraguay and Liechtenstein joined the negotiations in September 2013. Uruguay followed in February 2015. USTR solicited public comments on the agreement through notifications published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2013 (Document number: 2013–01497), September 6, 2013 (Document number: 2013–21836), and December 17, 2014 (Document number 2014–29577). Comments received through that process may be reviewed at http://www.regulations.gov. The Chair of the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) now invites interested persons to provide written comments that will assist USTR in assessing U.S. objectives with regard to the participation of Mauritius in the negotiations. The TPSC Chair invites comments on all relevant matters, and, in particular, with regard to the nature of any existing barriers to trade in services with these markets or issues affecting the supply of services to these markets through various modes of supply and technologies. DATES: Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions Persons submitting written comments must do so in English and must identify (on the first page of the submission) ‘‘Trade in Services Agreement: New Participant.’’ In order to be assured of consideration, comments should be submitted by noon, June 8, 2015. In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of comments, USTR strongly encourages commenters to make on-line submissions, using the PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26607 http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Comments should be submitted under the following docket: USTR–2015–0006. To find the docket, enter the docket number in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ window at the http:// www.regulations.gov 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 ‘‘Notices’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the search-results page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (For further information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ‘‘Help’’ tab.) The http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a ‘‘Type Comment’’ field, or by attaching a document using the ‘‘Upload File’’ field. USTR prefers submissions to be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field. USTR also prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If the submission is in an application other than those two, please indicate the name of the application in the ‘‘Comments’’ field. For any comments submitted electronically containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC.’’ Any page containing business confidential information must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ on the top of that page. Filers of submissions containing business confidential information must also submit a public version of their comments. The file name of the public version should begin with the character ‘‘P.’’ The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments or reply comments. Filers submitting comments containing no business confidential information should name their file using the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in the same file as the submission itself, not as separate files. USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through http:// www.regulations.gov, if at all possible. Any alternative arrangements must be E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 26608 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 89 / Friday, May 8, 2015 / Notices made with Yvonne Jamison in advance of transmitting a comment. Ms. Jamison should be contacted at (202) 395–3475. General information concerning USTR is available at http://www.ustr.gov. Public Inspection of Submissions Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection, except business confidential information. Comments may be viewed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site by entering the relevant docket number in the search field on the home page. Edward Gresser, Acting Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 2015–11069 Filed 5–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F5–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, the State Route (SR) 85 Express Lanes Project from Post Miles 0.0 to R24.1 on SR 85, Post Miles 23.1 to 28.6 on United States Highway 101 (US 101), and Post Miles 47.9 to 52.0 on US 101 in the County of Santa Clara, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. 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 October 5, 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: Cristin Hallissy, Branch Chief, Environmental Analysis Branch, California Department of Transportation, District 4, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612; telephone 510–622–8717; email cristin.hallissy@ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 May 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 dot.ca.gov. Normal business hours for the Environmental Analysis Branch are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time). 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 SR 85 Express Lanes Project would convert the existing HighOccupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on SR 85 to express lanes and add a second express lane in both directions between SR 87 and Interstate 280 (I–280). The conversion of the HOV lanes to express lanes would allow single-occupant vehicles (SOVs) to pay a toll to use the lanes, while HOVs would continue to use the lanes for free. The purpose of the project is to manage traffic in the congested HOV segments of the freeway between SR 87 and I–280, and maintain consistency with provisions defined in AB 2032 (2004) and AB 574 (2007) to implement express lanes in an HOV lane system in Santa Clara County. The express lanes would extend along the entire 24.1-mile length of SR 85 and 1.5 miles of US 101 from the southern end of SR 85 to Metcalf Road in San Jose. The project would also convert the SR 85/US 101 HOV direct connectors in San Jose to express lane connectors, add signs to 4.1 miles of US 101 north of SR 85 in Mountain View and Palo Alto and to 1.8 miles of US 101 between Metcalf Road and Bailey Avenue in San Jose, and add an auxiliary lane to a 1.1-mile segment of northbound SR 85 between South De Anza Boulevard and Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino. The total project length is 33.7 miles. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Assessment (EA)/ Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the project, approved on April 20, 2015, 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/FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/ envdocs.htm#santaclara. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)]. 3. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. 4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–470(ll)]. 5. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]. 6. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251– 1377]. 7. Executive Orders: E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 13112, Invasive Species. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Matthew Schmitz, Director, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 89 (Friday, May 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26607-26608]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11069]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Request for Comments on Additional Participants in Trade in 
Services Agreement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: On January 15, 2013, the United States Trade Representative 
notified Congress of the Administration's intention to enter into 
negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) with an initial 
group of 20 trading partners. The January 15 notification states that 
the group negotiating TISA ``will expand as negotiations progress to 
include others who share our ambitious goals.'' In April 2015, the TISA 
negotiating participants reached a consensus decision to accept 
Mauritius into the negotiations. The Office of the United States Trade 
Representative (USTR) seeks public comments regarding particular 
priorities with respect to the participation of Mauritius in the 
negotiations. Comments may be provided in writing.

DATES: Written comments are due by noon, June 8, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submissions via on-line: http://www.regulations.gov. For 
alternatives to on-line submissions please contact Yvonne Jamison at 
(202) 395-3475.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning requirements 
for written comments, please contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395-3475. 
All other questions regarding this notice should be directed to 
Christopher Melly at (202) 395-9581.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 15, 2013, Ambassador Kirk 
notified Congress of the Administration's intention to enter into the 
TISA negotiations. The following 20 trading partners constituted the 
initial group of TISA participants: Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese 
Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union on behalf of its member 
states, Hong Kong China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New 
Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, and Turkey. 
Paraguay and Liechtenstein joined the negotiations in September 2013. 
Uruguay followed in February 2015. USTR solicited public comments on 
the agreement through notifications published in the Federal Register 
on January 24, 2013 (Document number: 2013-01497), September 6, 2013 
(Document number: 2013-21836), and December 17, 2014 (Document number 
2014-29577). Comments received through that process may be reviewed at 
http://www.regulations.gov.
    The Chair of the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) 
now invites interested persons to provide written comments that will 
assist USTR in assessing U.S. objectives with regard to the 
participation of Mauritius in the negotiations. The TPSC Chair invites 
comments on all relevant matters, and, in particular, with regard to 
the nature of any existing barriers to trade in services with these 
markets or issues affecting the supply of services to these markets 
through various modes of supply and technologies.

Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions

    Persons submitting written comments must do so in English and must 
identify (on the first page of the submission) ``Trade in Services 
Agreement: New Participant.'' In order to be assured of consideration, 
comments should be submitted by noon, June 8, 2015. In order to ensure 
the timely receipt and consideration of comments, USTR strongly 
encourages commenters to make on-line submissions, using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Comments should be submitted under the 
following docket: USTR-2015-0006. To find the docket, enter the docket 
number in the ``Enter Keyword or ID'' window at the http://www.regulations.gov 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 ``Notices'' 
under ``Document Type'' on the search-results page, and click on the 
link entitled ``Comment Now!'' (For further information on using the 
http://www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources 
provided on the Web site by clicking on the ``Help'' tab.)
    The http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of 
making submissions by filling in a ``Type Comment'' field, or by 
attaching a document using the ``Upload File'' field. USTR prefers 
submissions to be provided in an attached document. If a document is 
attached, it is sufficient to type ``See attached'' in the ``Type 
Comment'' field. USTR also prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) 
or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If the submission is in an application other 
than those two, please indicate the name of the application in the 
``Comments'' field. For any comments submitted electronically 
containing business confidential information, the file name of the 
business confidential version should begin with the characters ``BC.'' 
Any page containing business confidential information must be clearly 
marked ``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL'' on the top of that page. Filers of 
submissions containing business confidential information must also 
submit a public version of their comments. The file name of the public 
version should begin with the character ``P.'' The ``BC'' and ``P'' 
should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the 
comments or reply comments. Filers submitting comments containing no 
business confidential information should name their file using the name 
of the person or entity submitting the comments. Please do not attach 
separate cover letters to electronic submissions; rather, include any 
information that might appear in a cover letter in the comments 
themselves. Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any 
exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in the same file as the 
submission itself, not as separate files.
    USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through http://www.regulations.gov, if at all possible. Any alternative arrangements 
must be

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made with Yvonne Jamison in advance of transmitting a comment. Ms. 
Jamison should be contacted at (202) 395-3475. General information 
concerning USTR is available at http://www.ustr.gov.

Public Inspection of Submissions

    Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public 
inspection, except business confidential information. Comments may be 
viewed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site by entering the 
relevant docket number in the search field on the home page.

Edward Gresser,
Acting Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. 2015-11069 Filed 5-7-15; 8:45 am]
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