2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Colombia: Request for Public Comment, 44695-44696 [2017-20354]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices 238–0423, ext. 1312, joyler@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the above address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice lists the projects, described below, receiving approval for the consumptive use of water pursuant to the Commission’s approval by rule process set forth in 18 CFR 806.22(e) and 806.22 (f) for the time period specified above: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Approvals by Rule Issued Under 18 CFR 806.22(e) 1. DelGrosso Foods Inc., ABR– 201707002, Antis Township, Blair County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 0.2500 mgd; Approval Date: July 25, 2017. Approvals by Rule Issued Under 18 CFR 806.22(f) 1. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: ENDLESS MOUNTAIN RECREATION, ABR–201209001.R1, New Milford Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: July 14, 2017. 2. 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SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: FREITAG PAD, ABR– 201209010.R1, Jackson Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: July 24, 2017. 13. Carrizo (Marcellus), LLC, Pad ID: Ricci Well Pad, ABR– 201208019.R1, Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.1000 mgd; Approval Date: July 26, 2017. 14. Chief Oil & Gas, LLC, Pad ID: Bishop Drilling Pad, ABR–201212014.R1, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: July 31, 2017. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: September 20, 2017. Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–20411 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. USTR–2017–0019] 2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Colombia: Request for Public Comment Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: In the 2017 Special 301 Report, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, in order to monitor progress on specific intellectual property rights (IPR) issues, USTR would conduct an out-of-cycle review of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44695 Colombia. At this time, USTR requests written comments concerning any act, policy, or practice that is relevant to the decision regarding whether and how USTR should identify Colombia based on Colombia’s protection for intellectual property rights or market access Columbia provides to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. DATES: October 20, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of written comments. October 27, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of written comments from foreign governments. ADDRESSES: You should submit written comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in section II below. For alternatives to online submissions, please contact USTR at Special301@ustr.eop.gov before transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Whitlock, Director for Intellectual Property and Innovation, at Joseph_P_Whitlock@ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395–4359. You can find information about the Special 301 Review at www.ustr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2242), USTR must identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection for intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. USTR will identify the countries that have the most onerous or egregious acts, policies, or practices and whose acts, policies, or practices have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on relevant U.S. products as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, policies, or practices that are the basis of a country’s designation as a Priority Foreign Country normally are the subject of an investigation under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2411 et seq.) USTR may not identify a country as a Priority Foreign Country if that country is entering into good faith negotiations or making significant progress in bilateral or multilateral negotiations to provide adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights. In addition, USTR has created a ‘‘Priority Watch List’’ and a ‘‘Watch List’’ under the Special 301 provisions. Placement of a trading partner on the Priority Watch List or Watch List indicates that particular problems exist in that country E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 44696 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES with respect to IPR protection, enforcement, or market access for persons relying on intellectual property. Countries placed on the Priority Watch List are the focus of increased bilateral attention concerning the problem areas. An Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) is a tool that USTR uses to encourage progress on IPR issues of concern. It provides an opportunity for heightened engagement with a trading partner to address and remedy such issues. Successful resolution of specific IPR issues of concern or lack of action on such issues can lead to a change in a trading partner’s identification on a Special 301 list outside of the typical period for the annual Special 301 Report. USTR may conduct OCRs of other trading partners as circumstances warrant or as requested by the trading partner. In the 2017 Special 301 Report, which you can find on the USTR Web site at www.ustr.gov, USTR placed Colombia on the Watch List and announced that it would conduct an OCR of Colombia in order to monitor progress on issues relating to IPR protection and enforcement. The OCR of Colombia will include a focus on Colombia’s commitment to the intellectual property provisions of the United StatesColombia Trade Promotion Agreement and Colombia’s implementation of its National Development Plan. II. Public Comments USTR invites written comments concerning any act, policy, or practice that is relevant to the decision regarding whether USTR should identify Colombia under Section 182 of the Trade Act. Submissions may report positive or negative developments with respect to Colombia. USTR requests that interested parties provide specific references to laws, regulations, policy statements, executive, presidential or other orders, administrative, court or other determinations that should factor into the review. USTR also requests that submissions include data, loss estimates, and other information regarding the economic impact on the United States, U.S. industry, and the U.S. workforce caused by the denial of adequate and effective intellectual property protection. For comments that include quantitative loss claims, you should include the methodology used to calculate the estimated losses. Comments should be as detailed as possible and should provide all necessary information for assessing the effect of the acts, policies, and practices. In particular, where applicable, comments should address Colombia’s commitment to the intellectual property VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 provisions of the United StatesColombia Trade Promotion Agreement and Colombia’s implementation of its National Development Plan 2014–2018. III. Submission Instructions All submissions must be in English and sent electronically via www.regulations.gov. To submit comments, locate the docket (folder) by entering the docket number USTR– 2017–0019 in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or IP’’ window at the regulations.gov homepage and click ‘‘Search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Locate the reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the left side of the search-results page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Comment Now!’’ You should provide comments in an attached document, and name the file according to the following protocol, as appropriate: Commenter Name, or Organization_2017 Special 301 OCR Colombia. Please include the following information in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field: ‘‘2017 Out-of-Cycle Review of Columbia.’’ USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. If the submission is in another file format, please indicate the name of the software application in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field. For further information on using the www.regulations.gov Web site, please select ‘‘How to Use Regulations.gov’’ on the bottom of any page. 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 comment itself, rather than submitting them as separate files. For any comment submitted electronically that contains 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 and the submission should clearly indicate, via brackets, highlighting, or other means, the specific information that is business confidential. A filer requesting business confidential treatment must certify that the information is business confidential and would not customarily be released to the public by the submitter. Additionally, the submitter should type ‘‘Business Confidential 2017 Special 301 OCR Colombia’’ in the ‘‘Comment’’ field. PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filers of comments containing business confidential information also must submit a public version of their comments. The file name of the public version should begin with the character ‘‘P’’. The non-business confidential version will be placed in the docket at www.regulations.gov and be available for public inspection. As noted, USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through www.regulations.gov. You must make any alternative arrangements in advance of the relevant deadline and before transmitting a comment by contacting USTR at Special301@ustr.eop.gov. We will post comments in the docket for public inspection, except business confidential information. You can view comments on the https:// www.regulations.gov Web site by entering docket number USTR–2017– 0019 in the search field on the home page. Elizabeth Kendall, Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Innovation and Intellectual Property, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2017–20354 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2017–0109; Notice No. 2017–07] Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 1 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of emergency waiver order. AGENCY: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 within the Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey disaster and emergency areas of Texas and Louisiana. This Waiver Order is effective September 1, 2017, and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket No. USTR-2017-0019]


2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Colombia: Request for 
Public Comment

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In the 2017 Special 301 Report, the Office of the United 
States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, in order to monitor 
progress on specific intellectual property rights (IPR) issues, USTR 
would conduct an out-of-cycle review of Colombia. At this time, USTR 
requests written comments concerning any act, policy, or practice that 
is relevant to the decision regarding whether and how USTR should 
identify Colombia based on Colombia's protection for intellectual 
property rights or market access Columbia provides to U.S. persons who 
rely on intellectual property protection.

DATES: October 20, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of 
written comments.
    October 27, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of 
written comments from foreign governments.

ADDRESSES: You should submit written comments through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments in section II below. For alternatives to on-
line submissions, please contact USTR at Special301@ustr.eop.gov before 
transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Whitlock, Director for 
Intellectual Property and Innovation, at Joseph_P_Whitlock@ustr.eop.gov 
or (202) 395-4359. You can find information about the Special 301 
Review at www.ustr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2242), 
USTR must identify countries that deny adequate and effective 
protection for intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable 
market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property 
protection. USTR will identify the countries that have the most onerous 
or egregious acts, policies, or practices and whose acts, policies, or 
practices have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on 
relevant U.S. products as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, policies, 
or practices that are the basis of a country's designation as a 
Priority Foreign Country normally are the subject of an investigation 
under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2411 et 
seq.) USTR may not identify a country as a Priority Foreign Country if 
that country is entering into good faith negotiations or making 
significant progress in bilateral or multilateral negotiations to 
provide adequate and effective protection of intellectual property 
rights. In addition, USTR has created a ``Priority Watch List'' and a 
``Watch List'' under the Special 301 provisions. Placement of a trading 
partner on the Priority Watch List or Watch List indicates that 
particular problems exist in that country

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with respect to IPR protection, enforcement, or market access for 
persons relying on intellectual property. Countries placed on the 
Priority Watch List are the focus of increased bilateral attention 
concerning the problem areas.
    An Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) is a tool that USTR uses to encourage 
progress on IPR issues of concern. It provides an opportunity for 
heightened engagement with a trading partner to address and remedy such 
issues. Successful resolution of specific IPR issues of concern or lack 
of action on such issues can lead to a change in a trading partner's 
identification on a Special 301 list outside of the typical period for 
the annual Special 301 Report. USTR may conduct OCRs of other trading 
partners as circumstances warrant or as requested by the trading 
partner.
    In the 2017 Special 301 Report, which you can find on the USTR Web 
site at www.ustr.gov, USTR placed Colombia on the Watch List and 
announced that it would conduct an OCR of Colombia in order to monitor 
progress on issues relating to IPR protection and enforcement. The OCR 
of Colombia will include a focus on Colombia's commitment to the 
intellectual property provisions of the United States-Colombia Trade 
Promotion Agreement and Colombia's implementation of its National 
Development Plan.

II. Public Comments

    USTR invites written comments concerning any act, policy, or 
practice that is relevant to the decision regarding whether USTR should 
identify Colombia under Section 182 of the Trade Act. Submissions may 
report positive or negative developments with respect to Colombia. USTR 
requests that interested parties provide specific references to laws, 
regulations, policy statements, executive, presidential or other 
orders, administrative, court or other determinations that should 
factor into the review. USTR also requests that submissions include 
data, loss estimates, and other information regarding the economic 
impact on the United States, U.S. industry, and the U.S. workforce 
caused by the denial of adequate and effective intellectual property 
protection. For comments that include quantitative loss claims, you 
should include the methodology used to calculate the estimated losses. 
Comments should be as detailed as possible and should provide all 
necessary information for assessing the effect of the acts, policies, 
and practices. In particular, where applicable, comments should address 
Colombia's commitment to the intellectual property provisions of the 
United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and Colombia's 
implementation of its National Development Plan 2014-2018.

III. Submission Instructions

    All submissions must be in English and sent electronically via 
www.regulations.gov. To submit comments, locate the docket (folder) by 
entering the docket number USTR-2017-0019 in the ``Enter Keyword or 
IP'' window at the regulations.gov homepage and click ``Search.'' The 
site will provide a search-results page listing all documents 
associated with this docket. Locate the reference to this notice by 
selecting ``Notice'' under ``Document Type'' on the left side of the 
search-results page, and click on the link entitled ``Comment Now!'' 
You should provide comments in an attached document, and name the file 
according to the following protocol, as appropriate: Commenter Name, or 
Organization_2017 Special 301 OCR Colombia. Please include the 
following information in the ``Type Comment'' field: ``2017 Out-of-
Cycle Review of Columbia.'' USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word 
(.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. If the submission is in another 
file format, please indicate the name of the software application in 
the ``Type Comment'' field. For further information on using the 
www.regulations.gov Web site, please select ``How to Use 
Regulations.gov'' on the bottom of any page.
    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 comment itself, rather than submitting them as 
separate files.
    For any comment submitted electronically that contains 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 and the submission should 
clearly indicate, via brackets, highlighting, or other means, the 
specific information that is business confidential. A filer requesting 
business confidential treatment must certify that the information is 
business confidential and would not customarily be released to the 
public by the submitter. Additionally, the submitter should type 
``Business Confidential 2017 Special 301 OCR Colombia'' in the 
``Comment'' field.
    Filers of comments containing business confidential information 
also must submit a public version of their comments. The file name of 
the public version should begin with the character ``P''. The non-
business confidential version will be placed in the docket at 
www.regulations.gov and be available for public inspection.
    As noted, USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through 
www.regulations.gov. You must make any alternative arrangements in 
advance of the relevant deadline and before transmitting a comment by 
contacting USTR at Special301@ustr.eop.gov.
    We will post comments in the docket for public inspection, except 
business confidential information. You can view comments on the https://www.regulations.gov Web site by entering docket number USTR-2017-0019 
in the search field on the home page.

Elizabeth Kendall,
Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Innovation and 
Intellectual Property, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative.
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