Applications for Inclusion on the Binational Panels Roster Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, 55447-55449 [2018-24119]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2018 / Notices March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000. Marie Therese Porter Royce, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. provide accurate information may impede your ability to register for the event. Marcee F. Craighill, Fine Arts Committee, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–24116 Filed 11–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [FR Doc. 2018–24117 Filed 11–2–18; 8:45 am] [Docket Number USTR–2018–0033] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Applications for Inclusion on the Binational Panels Roster Under the North American Free Trade Agreement DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Invitation for applications. AGENCY: [Public Notice: 10599] Fine Arts Committee; Notice of Meeting VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Nov 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on binational panels convened to review final determinations in antidumping or countervailing duty (AD/CVD) proceedings and amendments to AD/ CVD statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States annually renews its selections for the roster. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) invites applications from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. DATES: USTR must receive your application by November 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: You should submit your application through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov, using docket number USTR–2018–0033. Follow the submission instructions in sections 7 and 8 below. For alternatives to online submissions, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 before transmitting your application and in advance of the November 26, 2018 deadline. SUMMARY: The Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State will meet on November 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Henry Clay Room of the Harry S. Truman Building, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. The meeting will last until approximately 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The agenda for the committee meeting will include a summary of the work of the Fine Arts Office since its last meeting on April 20, 2018 and the announcement of gifts and loans of furnishings as well as financial contributions from January 1, 2018 through October 15, 2018. Public access to the Department of State is strictly controlled and space is limited. Members of the public wishing to take part in the meeting should telephone the Fine Arts Office at (202) 647–1990 or send an email to Curator@state.gov by November 9, 2018, providing their name, date of birth, citizenship, and a government-issued ID number [i.e., from a U.S. government ID (agency), U.S. military ID (branch), passport (country), or driver’s license (state)] in order to gain admittance. All attendees must use the ‘‘C’’ Street entrance located at 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC. One of the following valid IDs will be required for admittance: Any U.S. driver’s license with photo, a passport, or a U.S. government agency or military ID. Attendees should expect to remain in the meeting for the entire session. The public may take part in the discussion as long as time permits and at the discretion of the chairman. Personal data is being collected pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2651a and 22 U.S.C. 4802 for the purpose of screening and pre-clearing participants to enter the host venue at the U.S. Department of State, in line with standard security procedures for events of this size. The Department of State will use this information consistent with the routine uses set forth in the System of Records Notices for Protocol Records (STATE–33) and Security Records (State–36). Provision of this information is voluntary, but failure to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Butler, Assistant General Counsel, Philip.A.Butler@ustr.eop.gov, (202) 395–5804. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Binational Panel AD/CVD Reviews Under the NAFTA Article 1904 of the NAFTA provides that a party involved in an AD/CVD proceeding may obtain review by a binational panel of a final AD/CVD determination of one NAFTA Party with respect to the products of another NAFTA Party. Binational panels decide whether AD/CVD determinations are in accordance with the domestic laws of PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55447 the importing NAFTA Party using the standard of review that would have been applied by a domestic court of the importing NAFTA Party. A panel may uphold the AD/CVD determination, or may remand it to the national administering authority for action not inconsistent with the panel’s decision. Panel decisions may be reviewed in specific circumstances by a threemember extraordinary challenge committee, selected from a separate roster composed of 15 current or former judges. Article 1903 of the NAFTA provides that a NAFTA Party may refer an amendment to the AD/CVD statutes of another NAFTA Party to a binational panel for a declaratory opinion as to whether the amendment is inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the GATT Antidumping or Subsidies Codes, successor agreements, or the object and purpose of the NAFTA with regard to the establishment of fair and predictable conditions for the liberalization of trade. If the panel finds that the amendment is inconsistent, the two NAFTA Parties must consult and seek to achieve a mutually satisfactory solution. 2. Roster and Composition of Binational Panels Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides for the maintenance of a roster of at least 75 individuals for service on Chapter 19 binational panels, with each NAFTA Party selecting at least 25 individuals. A separate five-person panel is formed for each review of a final AD/CVD determination or statutory amendment. To form a panel, the two NAFTA Parties involved each appoint two panelists, normally by drawing upon individuals from the roster. If the Parties cannot agree upon the fifth panelist, one of the Parties, decided by lot, selects the fifth panelist from the roster. The majority of individuals on each panel must consist of lawyers in good standing, and the chair of the panel must be a lawyer. When there is a request to establish a panel, roster members from the two involved NAFTA Parties will complete a disclosure form that is used to identify possible conflicts of interest or appearances thereof. The disclosure form requests information regarding financial interests and affiliations, including information regarding the identity of clients of the roster member and, if applicable, clients of the roster member’s firm. 3. Criteria for Eligibility for Inclusion on Roster Section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103–182, E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 55448 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2018 / Notices as amended (19 U.S.C. 3432)) (Section 402) provides that selections by the United States of individuals for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster are to be based on the eligibility criteria set out in Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA, and without regard to political affiliation. Annex 1901.2 provides that Chapter 19 roster members must be citizens of a NAFTA Party, must be of good character and of high standing and repute, and are to be chosen strictly on the basis of their objectivity, reliability, sound judgment, and general familiarity with international trade law. Aside from judges, roster members may not be affiliated with any of the three NAFTA Parties. Section 402 also provides that, to the fullest extent practicable, judges and former judges who meet the eligibility requirements should be selected. 4. Adherence to the NAFTA Code of Conduct for Binational Panelists The ‘‘Code of Conduct for Dispute Settlement Procedures Under Chapters 19 and 20’’ (https://www.nafta-secalena.org/Home/Texts-of-theAgreement/Code-of-Conduct), which was established pursuant to Article 1909 of the NAFTA, provides that current and former Chapter 19 roster members ‘‘shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety and shall observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity and impartiality of the dispute settlement process is preserved.’’ The Code of Conduct also provides that candidates to serve on chapter 19 panels, as well as those who are ultimately selected to serve as panelists, have an obligation to ‘‘disclose any interest, relationship or matter that is likely to affect [their] impartiality or independence, or that might reasonably create an appearance of impropriety or an apprehension of bias.’’ Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides that roster members may engage in other business while serving as panelists, subject to the Code of Conduct and provided that such business does not interfere with the performance of the panelist’s duties. In particular, Annex 1901.2 states that ‘‘[w]hile acting as a panelist, a panelist may not appear as counsel before another panel.’’ 5. Procedures for Selection of Roster Members Section 402 establishes procedures for the selection by USTR of the individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster. The roster is renewed annually, and applies during the one-year period beginning April 1st of each calendar year. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Nov 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 Under Section 402, an interagency committee chaired by USTR prepares a preliminary list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster. After consultation with the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, the United States Trade Representative selects the final list of individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster. 6. Remuneration Roster members selected for service on a Chapter 19 binational panel will be remunerated at the rate of 800 Canadian dollars per day. 7. Applications USTR invite eligible individuals who wish to be included on the Chapter 19 roster for the period April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020, to submit an application. In order to be assured of consideration, USTR must receive your application by November 26, 2018. All submissions must be sent electronically via www.regulations.gov. For alternatives to online submissions, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 before transmitting your application and in advance of the November 26, 2018 deadline. To submit an application via regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2018–0033 on the 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 ‘‘notice’’ under ‘‘document type’’ on the left side of the search-results page, and click on the ‘‘comment now!’’ link. For further information on using the www.regulations.gov website, please consult the resources provided on the website by clicking on the ‘‘How to Use Regulations.gov’’ on the bottom of the page. The www.regulations.gov website allows users to provide comments by filling in a ‘‘type comment’’ field, or by attaching a document using an ‘‘upload file’’ field. USTR prefers that applications be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, please type ‘‘Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster’’ in the ‘‘upload file’’ field. USTR 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 ‘‘type comment’’ field. Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed ‘‘Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster.’’ Applications should include PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the following information, and each section of the application should be numbered as indicated: 1. Name of the applicant. 2. Business address, telephone number, fax number, and email address. 3. Citizenship(s). 4. Current employment, including title, description of responsibility, and name and address of employer. 5. Relevant education and professional training. 6. Spanish language fluency, written and spoken. 7. Post-education employment history, including the dates and addresses of each prior position and a summary of responsibilities. 8. Relevant professional affiliations and certifications, including, if any, current bar memberships in good standing. 9. A list and copies of publications, testimony, and speeches, if any, concerning AD/CVD law. Judges or former judges should list relevant judicial decisions. Only one copy of publications, testimony, speeches, and decisions need be submitted. 10. Summary of any current and past employment by, or consulting or other work for, the Governments of the United States, Canada, or Mexico. 11. The names and nationalities of all foreign principals for whom the applicant is currently or has previously been registered pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., and the dates of all registration periods. 12. List of proceedings brought under U.S., Canadian, or Mexican AD/CVD law regarding imports of U.S., Canadian, or Mexican products in which the applicant advised or represented (for example, as consultant or attorney) any U.S., Canadian, or Mexican party to such proceeding and, for each such proceeding listed, the name and country of incorporation of such party. 13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for service on Chapter 19 panels, including information relevant to the applicant’s familiarity with international trade law and willingness and ability to make time commitments necessary for service on panels. 14. On a separate page, the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers of three individuals willing to provide information concerning the applicant’s qualifications for service, including the applicant’s character, reputation, reliability, judgment, and familiarity with international trade law. E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2018 / Notices 8. Current Roster Members and Prior Applicants DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Current members of the Chapter 19 roster who remain interested in inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster only need to indicate that they are reapplying and submit updates (if any) to their applications on file. Current members do not need to resubmit their applications. Individuals who have previously applied but have not been selected must submit new applications to reapply. If an applicant, including a current or former roster member, has previously submitted materials referred to in item 9, such materials need not be resubmitted. 9. Public Disclosure Applications are covered by a Privacy Act System of Records Notice and are not subject to public disclosure and will not be posted publicly on www.regulations.gov. They may be referred to other federal agencies and Congressional committees in the course of determining eligibility for the roster, and shared with foreign governments and the NAFTA Secretariat in the course of panel selection. 10. False Statements Pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the NAFTA Implementation Act, false statements by applicants regarding their personal or professional qualifications, or financial or other relevant interests that bear on the applicants’ suitability for placement on the Chapter 19 roster or for appointment to binational panels, are subject to criminal sanctions under 18 U.S.C. 1001. Juan Millan, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2018–24119 Filed 11–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F9–P Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2018–0091] Approval of BNSF Railway Company Test Program To Evaluate Automated Track Inspection Technologies Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of approval. AGENCY: FRA is issuing this notice to explain its rationale for approving a BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) Test Program designed to evaluate the effectiveness of various types of automated track inspection technologies and for granting a limited, temporary suspension of one Federal railroad safety requirement necessary to facilitate the conduct of the Test Program. SUMMARY: YuJiang Zhang, Staff Director, Track Division, Office of Railroad Safety, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 493–6460 or email yujiang.zhang@ dot.gov; Aaron Moore, Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 493–7009 or email aaron.moore@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 31, 2018, BNSF petitioned FRA under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 211.51 to suspend certain requirements of its track safety regulations to conduct a pilot program testing various types of automated track inspection methodologies on identified portions of BNSF’s Powder River Division main line and siding tracks. BNSF also submitted a Test Program providing a description of the proposed pilot program and the geographic scope of the testing territory. After review and analysis of the Petition and Test FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Phase Days Inspection 1 ...................... 1–60 ............... 2 ...................... 61–120 ........... • Maintain current manual visual inspection frequency. • Target of approximately weekly geometry car frequency. • Joint BNSF/FRA ‘‘baseline’’ manual field inspection • Weekly mandated manual visual main line inspections; monthly sidings. • Target of approximately weekly mainline geometry car frequency; monthly sidings. • ATIP Inspection near end of phase 2 ...................... Program, on September 26, 2018, subject to certain conditions designed to ensure safety, FRA approved BNSF’s Test Program and suspended the requirements of 49 CFR 213.233(c) as necessary to carry out the Test Program.1 As required by 49 CFR 211.51(c), FRA is providing this explanatory statement describing the Test Program. The Test Program specifies that the pilot program will be conducted on approximately 1,348 miles of main and siding tracks from Lincoln, Nebraska and Donkey Creek, Wyoming and back to Lincoln, Nebraska via BNSF’s coal loop excluding the Orin Subdivision. Specifically, the Test Territory includes the following track segments spanning seven subdivisions of BNSF’s Powder River Subdivision: 1. Ravenna (Milepost (MP) 11.082 to MP 128.200); 2. Sand Hills (MP 128.2 to MP 364.1); 3. Butte (MP 364.1 to MP 476.1); 4. Black Hills (MP 476.1 to MP 586.286); 5. Canyon (MP 90.4 to MP 133.2); 6. Valley (MP 0.00 to 90.4); and 7. Angora (MP 33.826 to MP 0.3). The Test Program explains that tonnage over the Test Territory varies by subdivision from 105 million gross tons (MGT) to 198 MGT and that the primary traffic over the Test Territory is coal traffic. Further, BNSF indicates that 55 percent of the ties in the Test Territory are concrete and 45 percent are wood, with 520 control points, 292 bridges and 598 turnouts included within the territory. The Test Program is designed to test the use of manned and unmanned track geometry cars for track inspection as a viable alternative to manual visual inspections and to implement and test an optical visual platform to supplement manual visual inspections. The Test Program will be carried out in four separate phases over the course of one year as detailed in Table 1 below: Metric Below 2014 baseline for: 1. Unprotected Red tags/100 miles = 6.95. Reduction from baseline: 1. Unprotected Red tags/100 miles = 5.0 or below measured quarterly (28% reduction). 1 On October 24, 2018, in response to a request from BNSF, FRA modified the conditions of its September 26, 2018 approval. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 214 (Monday, November 5, 2018)]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket Number USTR-2018-0033]


Applications for Inclusion on the Binational Panels Roster Under 
the North American Free Trade Agreement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Invitation for applications.

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SUMMARY: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides for 
the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on binational 
panels convened to review final determinations in antidumping or 
countervailing duty (AD/CVD) proceedings and amendments to AD/CVD 
statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States annually renews its 
selections for the roster. The Office of the United States Trade 
Representative (USTR) invites applications from eligible individuals 
wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2019, 
through March 31, 2020.

DATES: USTR must receive your application by November 26, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You should submit your application through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov, using docket number 
USTR-2018-0033. Follow the submission instructions in sections 7 and 8 
below. For alternatives to online submissions, please contact Sandy 
McKinzy at (202) 395-9483 before transmitting your application and in 
advance of the November 26, 2018 deadline.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Butler, Assistant General 
Counsel, [email protected], (202) 395-5804.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

1. Binational Panel AD/CVD Reviews Under the NAFTA

    Article 1904 of the NAFTA provides that a party involved in an AD/
CVD proceeding may obtain review by a binational panel of a final AD/
CVD determination of one NAFTA Party with respect to the products of 
another NAFTA Party. Binational panels decide whether AD/CVD 
determinations are in accordance with the domestic laws of the 
importing NAFTA Party using the standard of review that would have been 
applied by a domestic court of the importing NAFTA Party. A panel may 
uphold the AD/CVD determination, or may remand it to the national 
administering authority for action not inconsistent with the panel's 
decision. Panel decisions may be reviewed in specific circumstances by 
a three-member extraordinary challenge committee, selected from a 
separate roster composed of 15 current or former judges.
    Article 1903 of the NAFTA provides that a NAFTA Party may refer an 
amendment to the AD/CVD statutes of another NAFTA Party to a binational 
panel for a declaratory opinion as to whether the amendment is 
inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), 
the GATT Antidumping or Subsidies Codes, successor agreements, or the 
object and purpose of the NAFTA with regard to the establishment of 
fair and predictable conditions for the liberalization of trade. If the 
panel finds that the amendment is inconsistent, the two NAFTA Parties 
must consult and seek to achieve a mutually satisfactory solution.

2. Roster and Composition of Binational Panels

    Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides for the maintenance of a roster 
of at least 75 individuals for service on Chapter 19 binational panels, 
with each NAFTA Party selecting at least 25 individuals. A separate 
five-person panel is formed for each review of a final AD/CVD 
determination or statutory amendment. To form a panel, the two NAFTA 
Parties involved each appoint two panelists, normally by drawing upon 
individuals from the roster. If the Parties cannot agree upon the fifth 
panelist, one of the Parties, decided by lot, selects the fifth 
panelist from the roster. The majority of individuals on each panel 
must consist of lawyers in good standing, and the chair of the panel 
must be a lawyer.
    When there is a request to establish a panel, roster members from 
the two involved NAFTA Parties will complete a disclosure form that is 
used to identify possible conflicts of interest or appearances thereof. 
The disclosure form requests information regarding financial interests 
and affiliations, including information regarding the identity of 
clients of the roster member and, if applicable, clients of the roster 
member's firm.

3. Criteria for Eligibility for Inclusion on Roster

    Section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103-182,

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as amended (19 U.S.C. 3432)) (Section 402) provides that selections by 
the United States of individuals for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster 
are to be based on the eligibility criteria set out in Annex 1901.2 of 
the NAFTA, and without regard to political affiliation. Annex 1901.2 
provides that Chapter 19 roster members must be citizens of a NAFTA 
Party, must be of good character and of high standing and repute, and 
are to be chosen strictly on the basis of their objectivity, 
reliability, sound judgment, and general familiarity with international 
trade law. Aside from judges, roster members may not be affiliated with 
any of the three NAFTA Parties. Section 402 also provides that, to the 
fullest extent practicable, judges and former judges who meet the 
eligibility requirements should be selected.

4. Adherence to the NAFTA Code of Conduct for Binational Panelists

    The ``Code of Conduct for Dispute Settlement Procedures Under 
Chapters 19 and 20'' (https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/Texts-of-the-Agreement/Code-of-Conduct), which was established pursuant to 
Article 1909 of the NAFTA, provides that current and former Chapter 19 
roster members ``shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of 
impropriety and shall observe high standards of conduct so that the 
integrity and impartiality of the dispute settlement process is 
preserved.'' The Code of Conduct also provides that candidates to serve 
on chapter 19 panels, as well as those who are ultimately selected to 
serve as panelists, have an obligation to ``disclose any interest, 
relationship or matter that is likely to affect [their] impartiality or 
independence, or that might reasonably create an appearance of 
impropriety or an apprehension of bias.'' Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA 
provides that roster members may engage in other business while serving 
as panelists, subject to the Code of Conduct and provided that such 
business does not interfere with the performance of the panelist's 
duties. In particular, Annex 1901.2 states that ``[w]hile acting as a 
panelist, a panelist may not appear as counsel before another panel.''

5. Procedures for Selection of Roster Members

    Section 402 establishes procedures for the selection by USTR of the 
individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 
roster. The roster is renewed annually, and applies during the one-year 
period beginning April 1st of each calendar year.
    Under Section 402, an interagency committee chaired by USTR 
prepares a preliminary list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the 
Chapter 19 roster. After consultation with the Senate Committee on 
Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, the United States 
Trade Representative selects the final list of individuals chosen by 
the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster.

6. Remuneration

    Roster members selected for service on a Chapter 19 binational 
panel will be remunerated at the rate of 800 Canadian dollars per day.

7. Applications

    USTR invite eligible individuals who wish to be included on the 
Chapter 19 roster for the period April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020, 
to submit an application. In order to be assured of consideration, USTR 
must receive your application by November 26, 2018. All submissions 
must be sent electronically via www.regulations.gov. For alternatives 
to online submissions, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-9483 
before transmitting your application and in advance of the November 26, 
2018 deadline.
    To submit an application via regulations.gov, enter docket number 
USTR-2018-0033 on the 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 ``notice'' 
under ``document type'' on the left side of the search-results page, 
and click on the ``comment now!'' link. For further information on 
using the www.regulations.gov website, please consult the resources 
provided on the website by clicking on the ``How to Use 
Regulations.gov'' on the bottom of the page.
    The www.regulations.gov website allows users to provide comments by 
filling in a ``type comment'' field, or by attaching a document using 
an ``upload file'' field. USTR prefers that applications be provided in 
an attached document. If a document is attached, please type 
``Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster'' in the 
``upload file'' field. USTR 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 ``type comment'' field.
    Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed 
``Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster.'' Applications 
should include the following information, and each section of the 
application should be numbered as indicated:
    1. Name of the applicant.
    2. Business address, telephone number, fax number, and email 
address.
    3. Citizenship(s).
    4. Current employment, including title, description of 
responsibility, and name and address of employer.
    5. Relevant education and professional training.
    6. Spanish language fluency, written and spoken.
    7. Post-education employment history, including the dates and 
addresses of each prior position and a summary of responsibilities.
    8. Relevant professional affiliations and certifications, 
including, if any, current bar memberships in good standing.
    9. A list and copies of publications, testimony, and speeches, if 
any, concerning AD/CVD law. Judges or former judges should list 
relevant judicial decisions. Only one copy of publications, testimony, 
speeches, and decisions need be submitted.
    10. Summary of any current and past employment by, or consulting or 
other work for, the Governments of the United States, Canada, or 
Mexico.
    11. The names and nationalities of all foreign principals for whom 
the applicant is currently or has previously been registered pursuant 
to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., and the 
dates of all registration periods.
    12. List of proceedings brought under U.S., Canadian, or Mexican 
AD/CVD law regarding imports of U.S., Canadian, or Mexican products in 
which the applicant advised or represented (for example, as consultant 
or attorney) any U.S., Canadian, or Mexican party to such proceeding 
and, for each such proceeding listed, the name and country of 
incorporation of such party.
    13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for 
service on Chapter 19 panels, including information relevant to the 
applicant's familiarity with international trade law and willingness 
and ability to make time commitments necessary for service on panels.
    14. On a separate page, the names, addresses, telephone and fax 
numbers of three individuals willing to provide information concerning 
the applicant's qualifications for service, including the applicant's 
character, reputation, reliability, judgment, and familiarity with 
international trade law.


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8. Current Roster Members and Prior Applicants

    Current members of the Chapter 19 roster who remain interested in 
inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster only need to indicate that they are 
reapplying and submit updates (if any) to their applications on file. 
Current members do not need to resubmit their applications. Individuals 
who have previously applied but have not been selected must submit new 
applications to reapply. If an applicant, including a current or former 
roster member, has previously submitted materials referred to in item 
9, such materials need not be resubmitted.

9. Public Disclosure

    Applications are covered by a Privacy Act System of Records Notice 
and are not subject to public disclosure and will not be posted 
publicly on www.regulations.gov. They may be referred to other federal 
agencies and Congressional committees in the course of determining 
eligibility for the roster, and shared with foreign governments and the 
NAFTA Secretariat in the course of panel selection.

10. False Statements

    Pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the NAFTA Implementation Act, 
false statements by applicants regarding their personal or professional 
qualifications, or financial or other relevant interests that bear on 
the applicants' suitability for placement on the Chapter 19 roster or 
for appointment to binational panels, are subject to criminal sanctions 
under 18 U.S.C. 1001.

Juan Millan,
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
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