Executive Office of the President September 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Presidential Determination with Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons
Document Number: 05-19786
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 05-19490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-29
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2242), requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. Section 182 is commonly referred to as the ``Special 301'' provision of the Trade Act. In addition, USTR is required to determine which of those countries should be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. On April 30, 2005, USTR announced the results of the 2005 Special 301 review and stated that Out-of-Cycle Reviews (OCRs) would be conducted for Russia, Canada, Indonesia and the Philippines. USTR will conduct these OCRs in early 2006. USTR requests written comments from the public concerning the acts, policies, and practices relevant for this review under Section 182 of the Trade Act.
Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: 05-19548
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Gold Star Mother's Day, 2005
Document Number: 05-19305
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-26
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism
Document Number: 05-19157
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Family Day, 2005
Document Number: 05-18978
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2005
Document Number: 05-18977
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2005
Document Number: 05-18976
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2005
Document Number: 05-18975
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Notice of Meeting of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC-11)
Document Number: 05-18822
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC-11) will hold a meeting on Monday, October 3, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be opened to the public from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and closed to the public from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2005
Document Number: 05-18869
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Request for Public Comment With Respect to the Annual National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers
Document Number: 05-18701
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Pursuant to section 303 of the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984, as amended, USTR is required to publish annually the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE). With this notice, the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting interested parties to assist it in identifying significant barriers to U.S. exports of goods, services and overseas direct investment for inclusion in the NTE. Particularly important are impediments materially affecting the actual and potential financial performance of an industry sector. The TPSC invites written comments that provide views relevant to the issues to be examined in preparing the NTE.
Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance with Respect to Benin
Document Number: 05-18741
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Assignment of Functions with Respect to Loan Guarantees to Egypt
Document Number: 05-18740
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Waiving Prohibition on Use of FY 2005 Economic Support Funds with Respect to Jordan
Document Number: 05-18739
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Continuation of the Exercise of Certain Authorities under the Trading with the Enemy Act
Document Number: 05-18495
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-09-15
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2005
Document Number: 05-18368
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Patriot Day, 2005
Document Number: 05-18370
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2005
Document Number: 05-18369
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2005
Document Number: 05-18367
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 05-18280
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2242), requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. Section 182 is commonly referred to as the ``Special 301'' provision of the Trade Act. In addition, USTR is required to determine which of those countries should be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. On April 30, 2005, USTR announced the results of the 2005 Special 301 review and stated that Out-of-Cycle Reviews (OCRs) would be conducted for Ukraine and Saudi Arabia. USTR will conduct these OCRs in the fall of 2005. USTR requests written comments from the public concerning the acts, policies, and practices relevant for this review under Section 182 of the Trade Act.
African Growth and Opportunity Act Implementation Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee; Public Comments on Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: 05-18278
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The African Growth and Opportunity Act Implementation Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (the ``Subcommittee'') is requesting written public comments for the annual review of the eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The Subcommittee will consider these comments in developing recommendations on AGOA country eligibility for the President. Comments received related to the child labor criteria may also be considered by the Secretary of Labor for the preparation of the Department of Labor's report on child labor as required under section 412(c) of the Trade and Development Act of 2000. This notice identifies the eligibility criteria that must be considered under AGOA, and lists those sub-Saharan African countries that are currently eligible for the benefits of the AGOA, and those that are currently ineligible for such benefits.
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program: Notice Regarding the 2005 and Ongoing Country Practice Reviews
Document Number: 05-18228
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the timetable for the hearing and public comments on petitions requesting modifications in the status of certain GSP beneficiary countries.
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-18286
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Notice Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks
Document Number: 05-18239
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Cost Accounting Standards Board; CAS Exemption for Contracts Executed and Performed Entirely Outside the United States, Its Territories, and Possessions
Document Number: 05-17949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, invites public comments on the staff discussion paper regarding a provision that provides an exemption from CAS for contracts that are executed and performed entirely outside the United States, its territories, and possessions.
Honoring the Memory of the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-18038
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Death of William H. Rehnquist
Document Number: 05-18037
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 05-17841
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Modification of Action Under Section 301(b); Out-of-Cycle Review Under Section 182; and Request for Public Comment: Intellectual Property Laws and Practices of the Government of Ukraine
Document Number: 05-17751
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The United States Trade Representative (``Trade Representative'') has determined that an appropriate response to the Government of Ukraine's adoption of important improvements to its legislation protecting intellectual property rights (``IPR'') is to terminate the 100% ad valorem duties currently in place on Ukrainian exports. In addition, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is conducting an out-of-cycle review (``OCR'') under Section 182 (commonly referred to as the ``Special 301'' provision) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (``Trade Act'') focused on whether Ukraine has implemented fully the legislative improvements and has otherwise strengthened IPR enforcement. At the conclusion of the OCR, the Trade Representative will determine whether to revoke the identification of Ukraine as a priority foreign country (``PFC'') and accordingly to change Ukraine's status on the Special 301 list, and whether to restore Ukraine's benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (``GSP''). USTR requests written comments from the public concerning these matters.
2005-2006 Allocations of the Tariff-Rate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products
Document Number: 05-17657
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-07
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of the country-by-country allocations of the in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quotas for imported raw cane sugar, refined sugar, and sugar-containing products for the period that begins October 1, 2005 and ends September 30, 2006.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 05-17595
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Dates and Place: September 20, 2005, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 of the National Academies Keck Center located at 500 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/ pcast.html. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at approximately 9 a.m. The PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations on research and commercialization activities in the areas of pharmacogenomics (or personalized medicine) and alternative energy. These are both areas in which PCAST may undertake studies regarding the Federal role in research and development and the barriers and possible implications surrounding widespread adoption. A review and update of other PCAST topics (e.g., nanotechnology) is also tentatively scheduled to occur. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional information on the agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http:// www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Celia Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456- 7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.
2005 Reallocation of the Tariff-Rate Quota for Raw Cane Sugar
Document Number: 05-17544
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of the country-by-country reallocations of the FY 05 in-quota quantity increase of the tariff-rate quotas for imported raw cane sugar.
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2005
Document Number: 05-17573
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2005-09-01
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents