Delegation to the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs of Authority To Concur With the Secretary of Defense on Certain Actions, 80707 [2016-27553]

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Delegation of Authority No: 408] Delegation to the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs of Authority To Concur With the Secretary of Defense on Certain Actions asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2016–27553 Filed 11–15–16; 8:45 am] Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of State, including sections 1233 and 1513 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Pub. L. 110–181) (FY 2008 NDAA); 10 U.S.C. 127d; section 1226 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Pub. L. 114–92) (FY 2016 NDAA); and section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2651a), and delegated pursuant to Delegation of Authority 245–1, dated February 13, 2009, I hereby delegate to the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, to the extent authorized by law, the authority to concur with the Secretary of Defense on the use of the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund pursuant to section 1513 of the FY 2008 NDAA; the use of the Global Lift and Sustain authority pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 127d; and the use of the Coalition Support Fund authority pursuant to section 1233 of the FY 2008 NDAA and section 1226 of the FY 2016 NDAA. Notwithstanding this delegation of authority, any function or authority delegated by this Delegation may be exercised by the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources, or the Under Secretary for Arms Control and 16:23 Nov 15, 2016 Dated: October 19, 2016. Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2016–27631 Filed 11–14–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 International Security. Any reference in this delegation of authority to any statute or delegation of authority shall be deemed to be a reference to such statute or delegation of authority as amended from time to time. This delegation of authority shall be published in the Federal Register. Jkt 241001 I. Competitive Need Limitations The GSP program provides for the duty-free importation of designated articles when imported from designated BDCs. The GSP program is authorized by Title V of the Trade Act of 1974 as amended, 19 U.S.C. 2461, et seq., (1974 Act), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. Section 503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 Act sets out the two different measures for CNLs. When the President determines that a BDC has exported to the United States during a calendar year either (1) a quantity of a GSP-eligible article having a value in excess of the applicable amount for that year ($175 million for 2016), or (2) a quantity of a PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80707 GSP-eligible article having a value equal to or greater than 50 percent of the value of total U.S. imports of the article from all countries (50 percent CNL), the President must terminate GSP duty-free treatment for that article from that BDC by no later than July 1 of the next calendar year, unless the President grants a waiver before the exclusion goes into effect. CNLs do not apply to least-developed countries or beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Any interested party may submit a petition seeking a waiver of the 2016 CNL for individual beneficiary developing countries with respect to specific GSP-eligible articles. In addition, under section 503(c)(2)(F) of the 1974 Act, the President may waive the 50 percent CNL with respect to an eligible article imported from a BDC, if the value of total imports of that article from all countries during the calendar year did not exceed the applicable de minimis amount for that year ($23 million for 2016). II. Implementation of Competitive Need Limitations Exclusions from GSP duty-free treatment where CNLs have been exceeded will be effective July 1, 2017, unless the President grants a waiver before the exclusion goes into effect. Exclusions for exceeding a CNL will be based on full 2016 calendar-year import statistics. III. Interim 2016 Import Statistics In order to provide advance notice of articles that may exceed the CNLs for 2016, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has compiled interim import statistics for the first nine months of 2016 relating to CNLs. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Delegation of Authority No: 408]


Delegation to the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military 
Affairs of Authority To Concur With the Secretary of Defense on Certain 
Actions

    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of State, 
including sections 1233 and 1513 of the National Defense Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Pub. L. 110-181) (FY 2008 NDAA); 10 U.S.C. 
127d; section 1226 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2016 (Pub. L. 114-92) (FY 2016 NDAA); and section 1 of the State 
Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2651a), and delegated 
pursuant to Delegation of Authority 245-1, dated February 13, 2009, I 
hereby delegate to the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military 
Affairs, to the extent authorized by law, the authority to concur with 
the Secretary of Defense on the use of the Afghanistan Security Forces 
Fund pursuant to section 1513 of the FY 2008 NDAA; the use of the 
Global Lift and Sustain authority pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 127d; and the 
use of the Coalition Support Fund authority pursuant to section 1233 of 
the FY 2008 NDAA and section 1226 of the FY 2016 NDAA.
    Notwithstanding this delegation of authority, any function or 
authority delegated by this Delegation may be exercised by the 
Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, the Deputy Secretary for Management 
and Resources, or the Under Secretary for Arms Control and 
International Security. Any reference in this delegation of authority 
to any statute or delegation of authority shall be deemed to be a 
reference to such statute or delegation of authority as amended from 
time to time.
    This delegation of authority shall be published in the Federal 
Register.

    Dated: October 19, 2016.
Heather Higginbottom,
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.
[FR Doc. 2016-27553 Filed 11-15-16; 8:45 am]
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