Determination Not To Reinstate Action in Connection With the European Union's Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products, 68286-68287 [2019-26924]

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[FR Doc. 2019–26926 Filed 12–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES. DATES: November 1–30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110–1788. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 1312; fax: (717) 238–2436; email: 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(f)(13) and 18 CFR 806.22(f) for the time period specified above: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Water Source Approval—Issued Under 18 CFR 806.22(f) 1. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation; Pad ID: Teel P1; ABR–20090541.R2; Springville Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 3.5750 mgd; Approval Date: November 12, 2019. 2. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation; Pad ID: Teel P5; ABR–20090542.R2; Springville Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 3.5750 mgd; Approval Date: November 12, 2019. 3. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation; Pad ID: Teel P6; ABR–20090543.R2; Springville Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 3.5750 mgd; Approval Date: November 12, 2019. 4. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation; Pad ID: Ely P1; ABR–20090546.R2; Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 3.5750 mgd; Approval Date: November 12, 2019. 5. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation; Pad ID: ButlerL P1; ABR–201405010.R1; Lathrop Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 5.0000 mgd; Approval Date: November 12, 2019. 6. Chief Oil & Gas, LLC; Pad ID: SGL– 12 B Drilling Pad; ABR–201410005.R1; Overton Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.5000 mgd; Approval Date: November 12, 2019. 7. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C.; Pad ID: Jayne; ABR–20091021.R2; Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: November 18, 2019. 8. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C.; Pad ID: Roundwood; ABR–201410001.R1; Braintrim Township, Wyoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: November 18, 2019. 9. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C.; Pad ID: James Smith; ABR–20091020.R2; Terry Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: November 21, 2019. 10. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C.; Pad ID: Gowan; ABR–20091001.R2; Terry Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: November 25, 2019. 11. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C.; Pad ID: Harry; ABR–20091017.R2; West Burlington Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: November 25, 2019. 12. Seneca Resources Company, LLC; Pad ID: DCNR 595 Pad D; ABR– 20090827.R2; Bloss Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.0001 mgd; Approval Date: November 25, 2019. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. PO 00000 Frm 00187 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 10, 2019. Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–26930 Filed 12–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination Not To Reinstate Action in Connection With the European Union’s Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In December 2016, the U.S. Trade Representative initiated a proceeding to reinstate action against the European Union (EU) in order to exercise the WTO authorization to suspend concessions in connection with the dispute EC-Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products. In light of successful negotiations with the EU to resolve U.S. concerns with the operation of the U.S.-EU Beef MOU, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to conclude the proceeding with a determination not to reinstate action. DATES: The proceeding is terminated effective January 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Wentzel, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs at (202) 395–6127, David Weiner, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe at (202) 395– 9679, or Amanda Blunt, Assistant General Counsel at (202) 395–9579. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: A. Background For background prior to December 2016, please see the notice initiating this proceeding (81 FR 95724). On December 9, 2016, representatives of the U.S. beef industry requested that the U.S. Trade Representative reinstate action against the EU pursuant to Section 306(c) of the 1974 Trade Act, as amended (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2416(c)). The primary concern of the U.S. industry was that non-U.S. exporters had been filling a substantial part of the 45,000 MT tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for high-quality beef (HQB) products established by the 2009 U.S.EU Beef MOU, which denied the benefits to the United States expected under the MOU. Pursuant to this request, the U.S. Trade Representative initiated a proceeding under Section 306(c) to consider a reinstatement of E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 240 / Friday, December 13, 2019 / Notices action. The interagency Section 301 Committee held a public hearing on February 15 and 16, 2017, and received public comments in connection with the request. Following the initiation of this proceeding, the United States entered into negotiations with the EU to address U.S. concerns with the operation of the HQB TRQ. The negotiations concluded successfully, with an agreement to allocate most of the HQB TRQ to the United States. On August 2, 2019, the EU and United States signed the Agreement on the Allocation to the United States of a Share in the Tariff Rate Quota for High Quality Beef Referred to in the Revised MOU Regarding the Importation of Beef from Animals Not Treated with Certain Grown-promoting Hormones and Increased Duties Applied by the United States to Certain Products of the European Union. Pursuant to this agreement, the EU will allocate to the United States 35,000 metric tons of the 45,000 metric tons HQB TRQ established under the 2009 U.S.-EU Beef MOU. The agreement is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES B. Determination Not To Reinstate Action In light of the successful negotiation to allocate the HQB TRQ established by the 2009 U.S.-EU Beef MOU, the U.S. Trade Representative has decided to conclude this proceeding under Section 306(c) of the Trade Act with a determination not to reinstate action, effective January 1, 2020. This determination has been made in consultation with the U.S. beef industry, and in accordance with the advice of the interagency Section 301 committee. The United States continues to have an authorization to suspend concessions in connection with the dispute ECMeasures Concerning Meat and Meat Products. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to monitor EU implementation of the MOU and other developments affecting market access for U.S. beef products. If implementation of the MOU and other developments do not proceed as contemplated, the Trade Representative may consider additional actions under Section 301 of the Trade Act. Joseph Barloon, General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2019–26924 Filed 12–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0278] Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Harris Companies, Inc. (Harris) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that Harris Companies, Inc. (Harris) has requested an exemption from the electronic logging devices (ELDs) rule for all its employees who are required to prepare records of duty status (RODS). This includes elevator technicians, electricians, other general laborers, and welders that operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA requests public comment on Harris’ application for exemption. A copy of Harris’ application for exemption is available for review in the docket for this notice. 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If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2019–0278), indicate the specific section of this document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for suggestions or recommendations. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so the Agency can contact you if it has questions regarding your submission. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination Not To Reinstate Action in Connection With the 
European Union's Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In December 2016, the U.S. Trade Representative initiated a 
proceeding to reinstate action against the European Union (EU) in order 
to exercise the WTO authorization to suspend concessions in connection 
with the dispute EC-Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products. In 
light of successful negotiations with the EU to resolve U.S. concerns 
with the operation of the U.S.-EU Beef MOU, the U.S. Trade 
Representative has determined to conclude the proceeding with a 
determination not to reinstate action.

DATES: The proceeding is terminated effective January 1, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Wentzel, Deputy Assistant U.S. 
Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs at (202) 395-6127, David 
Weiner, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe at (202) 
395-9679, or Amanda Blunt, Assistant General Counsel at (202) 395-9579.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    For background prior to December 2016, please see the notice 
initiating this proceeding (81 FR 95724). On December 9, 2016, 
representatives of the U.S. beef industry requested that the U.S. Trade 
Representative reinstate action against the EU pursuant to Section 
306(c) of the 1974 Trade Act, as amended (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 
2416(c)). The primary concern of the U.S. industry was that non-U.S. 
exporters had been filling a substantial part of the 45,000 MT tariff-
rate quota (TRQ) for high-quality beef (HQB) products established by 
the 2009 U.S.-EU Beef MOU, which denied the benefits to the United 
States expected under the MOU. Pursuant to this request, the U.S. Trade 
Representative initiated a proceeding under Section 306(c) to consider 
a reinstatement of

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action. The interagency Section 301 Committee held a public hearing on 
February 15 and 16, 2017, and received public comments in connection 
with the request.
    Following the initiation of this proceeding, the United States 
entered into negotiations with the EU to address U.S. concerns with the 
operation of the HQB TRQ. The negotiations concluded successfully, with 
an agreement to allocate most of the HQB TRQ to the United States. On 
August 2, 2019, the EU and United States signed the Agreement on the 
Allocation to the United States of a Share in the Tariff Rate Quota for 
High Quality Beef Referred to in the Revised MOU Regarding the 
Importation of Beef from Animals Not Treated with Certain Grown-
promoting Hormones and Increased Duties Applied by the United States to 
Certain Products of the European Union. Pursuant to this agreement, the 
EU will allocate to the United States 35,000 metric tons of the 45,000 
metric tons HQB TRQ established under the 2009 U.S.-EU Beef MOU. The 
agreement is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020.

B. Determination Not To Reinstate Action

    In light of the successful negotiation to allocate the HQB TRQ 
established by the 2009 U.S.-EU Beef MOU, the U.S. Trade Representative 
has decided to conclude this proceeding under Section 306(c) of the 
Trade Act with a determination not to reinstate action, effective 
January 1, 2020. This determination has been made in consultation with 
the U.S. beef industry, and in accordance with the advice of the 
interagency Section 301 committee.
    The United States continues to have an authorization to suspend 
concessions in connection with the dispute EC-Measures Concerning Meat 
and Meat Products. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to 
monitor EU implementation of the MOU and other developments affecting 
market access for U.S. beef products. If implementation of the MOU and 
other developments do not proceed as contemplated, the Trade 
Representative may consider additional actions under Section 301 of the 
Trade Act.

Joseph Barloon,
General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
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