Extension of Public Comment Period Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation, 38760-38761 [2018-16919]

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[FR Doc. 2018–16851 Filed 8–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–32–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. USTR–2018–0026] Extension of Public Comment Period Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Extension of public comment period. AGENCY: In a notice published on July 17, 2018 (83 FR 33608), the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) proposed a modification of the action taken in this investigation in the form of an additional 10 percent ad valorem duty on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion. The July 17th notice sought public comment and provided notice of a public hearing regarding this proposed modification of the action in the investigation. On August 1, 2018, the Trade Representative announced that the President had directed the Trade Representative to consider raising the level of the additional duty in the proposed supplemental action from 10 percent to 25 percent. In light of this possible increase in the rate of additional duty, the Trade Representative is extending certain SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 7, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES comment periods set out in the July 17th notice. DATES: To be assured of consideration, you must submit comments and responses in accordance with the following schedule: August 13, 2018: The due date for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing and for filing pre-hearing submissions is extended from July 27 to August 13, 2018. September 6, 2018: The due date for submission of written comments is extended from August 17 to September 6, 2018. August 20–23, 2018: The scheduled start date of the Section 301 hearing (August 20) has not changed. The Section 301 Committee may extend the length of the hearing depending on the number of additional interested persons who request to appear. The Section 301 Committee will convene the public hearing in the main hearing room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436 beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 20, 2018. September 6, 2018: The due date for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments is extended from August 30 to September 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in sections E and F of the July 17th notice. The docket number—USTR–2018– 0026—has not changed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the ongoing investigation or proposed action, contact Arthur Tsao, Assistant General Counsel, or Justin Hoffmann, Director of Industrial Goods, at (202) 395–5725. For questions on customs classification of products, contact Traderemedy@ cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background In the July 17th notice, the Trade Representative proposed modifying the action in this investigation by maintaining the original $34 billion action and the proposed $16 billion action, and by taking a further, supplemental action. In particular, the Trade Representative proposed a supplemental action of an additional 10 percent ad valorem duty on products of China covered in a list of 6,031 tariff subheadings in the Annex to the July 17th notice. On August 1, 2018, the Trade Representative announced that the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Aug 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 President directed the Trade Representative to consider increasing the proposed level of the additional duty from 10 percent to 25 percent. This additional 25 percent duty would be applied to the proposed list of products in the Annex to the July 17th notice. The possible increase in the proposed rate of the additional duty is intended to provide the Administration with additional options to obtain the elimination of the acts, policies, and practices covered in the investigation. B. Request for Public Comments and Hearing Participation Subject to the modified due dates set out above, the procedures for submission of public comments and requests to participate in the public hearing set out in sections E and F of the July 17th notice continue to apply. Interested persons are invited to include comments in their written submissions and oral testimony on the possible imposition of a 25 percent additional duty. In the event an interested person already has provided written comments and wishes to provide further comments in light of the possible increase in the rate of additional duty, the submitter may file a supplemental comment. Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2018–16919 Filed 8–3–18; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F8–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program 14 CFR Part 150; Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, WY Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. 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Under section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has previously submitted a noise exposure map may submit to the FAA a noise compatibility program which sets forth the measures taken or proposed by the airport operator for the reduction of existing non-compatible land uses and prevention of additional non-compatible land uses within the area covered by the noise exposure maps. The Act requires such programs to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties including local communities, government agencies, airport users, and FAA personnel. Each airport noise compatibility program developed in accordance with the Part 150 regulations is a local program, not a Federal program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for that of the airport proprietor with respect to which measures should be recommended for action. The FAA’s approval or disapproval of Part 150 program recommendations is measured according to the standards expressed in Part 150 and the Act and is limited to the following determinations: a. The noise compatibility program was developed in accordance with the provisions and procedures of Part 150; b. Program measures are reasonably consistent with achieving the goals of reducing existing non-compatible land uses around the airport and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses; c. Program measures would not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket No. USTR-2018-0026]


Extension of Public Comment Period Concerning Proposed 
Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, 
and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, 
and Innovation

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: In a notice published on July 17, 2018 (83 FR 33608), the U.S. 
Trade Representative (Trade Representative) proposed a modification of 
the action taken in this investigation in the form of an additional 10 
percent ad valorem duty on products of China with an annual trade value 
of approximately $200 billion. The July 17th notice sought public 
comment and provided notice of a public hearing regarding this proposed 
modification of the action in the investigation. On August 1, 2018, the 
Trade Representative announced that the President had directed the 
Trade Representative to consider raising the level of the additional 
duty in the proposed supplemental action from 10 percent to 25 percent. 
In light of this possible increase in the rate of additional duty, the 
Trade Representative is extending certain

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comment periods set out in the July 17th notice.

DATES: To be assured of consideration, you must submit comments and 
responses in accordance with the following schedule:
    August 13, 2018: The due date for filing requests to appear and a 
summary of expected testimony at the public hearing and for filing pre-
hearing submissions is extended from July 27 to August 13, 2018.
    September 6, 2018: The due date for submission of written comments 
is extended from August 17 to September 6, 2018.
    August 20-23, 2018: The scheduled start date of the Section 301 
hearing (August 20) has not changed. The Section 301 Committee may 
extend the length of the hearing depending on the number of additional 
interested persons who request to appear. The Section 301 Committee 
will convene the public hearing in the main hearing room of the U.S. 
International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436 
beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 20, 2018.
    September 6, 2018: The due date for submission of post-hearing 
rebuttal comments is extended from August 30 to September 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments in sections E and F of the July 
17th notice. The docket number--USTR-2018-0026--has not changed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the ongoing 
investigation or proposed action, contact Arthur Tsao, Assistant 
General Counsel, or Justin Hoffmann, Director of Industrial Goods, at 
(202) 395-5725. For questions on customs classification of products, 
contact [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    In the July 17th notice, the Trade Representative proposed 
modifying the action in this investigation by maintaining the original 
$34 billion action and the proposed $16 billion action, and by taking a 
further, supplemental action. In particular, the Trade Representative 
proposed a supplemental action of an additional 10 percent ad valorem 
duty on products of China covered in a list of 6,031 tariff subheadings 
in the Annex to the July 17th notice.
    On August 1, 2018, the Trade Representative announced that the 
President directed the Trade Representative to consider increasing the 
proposed level of the additional duty from 10 percent to 25 percent. 
This additional 25 percent duty would be applied to the proposed list 
of products in the Annex to the July 17th notice. The possible increase 
in the proposed rate of the additional duty is intended to provide the 
Administration with additional options to obtain the elimination of the 
acts, policies, and practices covered in the investigation.

B. Request for Public Comments and Hearing Participation

    Subject to the modified due dates set out above, the procedures for 
submission of public comments and requests to participate in the public 
hearing set out in sections E and F of the July 17th notice continue to 
apply. Interested persons are invited to include comments in their 
written submissions and oral testimony on the possible imposition of a 
25 percent additional duty. In the event an interested person already 
has provided written comments and wishes to provide further comments in 
light of the possible increase in the rate of additional duty, the 
submitter may file a supplemental comment.

Robert E. Lighthizer,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2018-16919 Filed 8-3-18; 11:15 am]
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