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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 12, 2017 / Notices and the needs of the United States Trade Representative. II. Membership The TEPAC is composed of not more than 35 members, including, but not limited to, representatives from environmental interest groups, industry (including the environmental technology and environmental services industries), agriculture, academia, consumer groups, services, nongovernmental organizations, and others with expertise in trade and environment matters. The United States Trade Representative appoints all TEPAC members for a term of four-years or until the TEPAC charter expires, and they serve at his/her discretion. Individuals can be reappointed for any number of terms. The United States Trade Representative makes appointments without regard to political affiliation and with an interest in ensuring balance in terms of sectors, demographics, and other factors relevant to the USTR’s needs. 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These members, known as special government employees, are subject to conflict of interest rules and will have to complete a financial disclosure report. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 III. Request for Nominations USTR is soliciting nominations for membership on the TEPAC. To apply for membership, an applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria: 1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. 2. The applicant cannot be a full-time employee of a U.S. governmental entity. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Sep 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 3. If serving in an individual capacity, the applicant cannot be a federally registered lobbyist. 4. The applicant cannot be registered with the U.S. Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. 5. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. 6. For representative members, who will comprise the overwhelming majority of the TEPAC, the applicant must represent a U.S. organization whose members (or funders) have a demonstrated interest in issues relevant to trade and the environment or have personal experience or expertise in trade and the environment. For eligibility purposes, a ‘‘U.S. organization’’ is an organization established under the laws of the United States, that is controlled by U.S. citizens, by another U.S. organization (or organizations), or by a U.S. entity (or entities), determined based on its board of directors (or comparable governing body), membership, and funding sources, as applicable. To qualify as a U.S. organization, more than 50 percent of the board of directors (or comparable governing body) and more than 50 percent of the membership of the organization to be represented must be U.S. citizens, U.S. organizations, or U.S. entities. 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USTR will consider applicants who meet the eligibility criteria based on the following factors: Ability to represent the sponsoring U.S. entity’s or U.S. organization’s and its subsector’s interests on trade and environmental PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42875 matters; knowledge of and experience in trade and environmental matters relevant to the work of the TEPAC and USTR; and ensuring that the TEPAC is balanced in terms of points of view, demographics, geography, and entity or organization size. Stewart Young, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2017–19296 Filed 9–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a document in the Federal Register of August 22, 2017, providing notice of its determination that Togo has adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the 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 towards implementing and following, the custom procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and therefore, imports of eligible products from Togo qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided under the AGOA. This notice corrects an error in that document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Hamilton, Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for African Affairs, (202) 395–9514 or Constance_Hamilton@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of August 22, 2017, in FR Doc. 2017–17705, 82 FR 39940–41, on page 39941, in the first column, correct the last paragraph of the notice to read as follows: Accordingly, pursuant to the authority vested in the USTR in Proclamation 7350, U.S. note 7(a) to subchapter II of chapter 98 of the HTS, is modified by inserting ‘‘Togo’’ in alphabetical sequence in the list of countries, and U.S. notes 1 and 2(d) to subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the HTS are modified to add in numerical E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 42876 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 12, 2017 / Notices Tennessee Division Office’s normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central Time). You may also contact Susannah Kniazewycz, Environmental Division Director, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), James K. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42875-42876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19253]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 
published a document in the Federal Register of August 22, 2017, 
providing notice of its determination that Togo has adopted an 
effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the 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 
towards implementing and following, the custom procedures required by 
the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and therefore, imports 
of eligible products from Togo qualify for the textile and apparel 
benefits provided under the AGOA. This notice corrects an error in that 
document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Hamilton, Acting Assistant 
United States Trade Representative for African Affairs, (202) 395-9514 
or Constance_Hamilton@ustr.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Correction

     In the Federal Register of August 22, 2017, in FR Doc. 2017-17705, 
82 FR 39940-41, on page 39941, in the first column, correct the last 
paragraph of the notice to read as follows:
    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority vested in the USTR in 
Proclamation 7350, U.S. note 7(a) to subchapter II of chapter 98 of the 
HTS, is modified by inserting ``Togo'' in alphabetical sequence in the 
list of countries, and U.S. notes 1 and 2(d) to subchapter XIX of 
chapter 98 of the HTS are modified to add in numerical

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sequence, in the list of designated sub-Saharan African countries, the 
name ``Togo,'' in alphabetical sequence. The foregoing modifications to 
the HTS are effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse for consumption, on or after the effective date of this 
notice. Imports 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 66 FR 7837 (January 
25, 2001).

Constance Hamilton,
Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for African 
Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
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