Executive Office of the President 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Unexpected Urgent Humanitarian Needs Related to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda
Document Number: E8-31237
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
To Implement The United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E8-31234
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Antidumping Measures on Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand
Document Number: E8-31172
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
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 that on November 26, 2008, Thailand requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning certain issues relating to the imposition of antidumping measures on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand. That request may be found at http://www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS383/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Anti-Dumping Administrative Reviews and Other Measures Related to Imports of Certain Orange Juice From Brazil
Document Number: E8-31171
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
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 that on November 27, 2008, Brazil requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning the antidumping duty administrative review on certain orange juice from Brazil (Department of Commerce Case No. A-351-840) and various U.S. laws, regulations, administrative procedures, practices, and methodologies. That request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS382/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Definitive Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products From China
Document Number: E8-31170
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
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 that on December 9, 2008, the People's Republic of China (``China'') requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning final anti-dumping and countervailing duty determinations and orders by the Department of Commerce on imports of the following products from China: Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe (Investigations A-570-910 and C-570- 911); Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires (Investigations A-570- 912 and C-570-913); Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube (Investigations A-570-914 and C-570-915); and Laminated Woven Sacks (Investigations A-570-916 and C-570-917). That request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS379/2. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Provision of Aviation Insurance Coverage for Commercial Air Carrier Service in Domestic and International Operations
Document Number: E8-31140
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Generalized System of Preferences
Document Number: E8-30765
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay
Document Number: E8-30700
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Determination of Trade Surplus in Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods and Sugar Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua; Correction
Document Number: E8-30507
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-23
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 published a document in the Federal Register of December 5, 2008 concerning the determination of the trade surplus in certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar containing products of Chile, Morocco, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The document contained incorrect data.
Wright Brothers Day, 2008
Document Number: E8-30371
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act
Document Number: E8-30103
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee, Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-29826
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure Interagency Working Group (IIWG) of the Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology will hold a public meeting to discuss development of the National Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure Plan. Executive Order (E.O.) 13419National Aeronautics Research and Developmentsigned December 20, 2006, calls for the development of this plan. The plan is to be guided by both the National Aeronautics Research and Development (R&D) Policy and the National Plan for Aeronautics R&D and Related Infrastructure that were developed by the NSTC and approved by the President in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Friday, December 26, 2008
Document Number: E8-30042
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, And Human Rights Week, 2008
Document Number: E8-29704
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Designation of Officers of the United States Agency for International Development To Act As Administrator
Document Number: E8-29623
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Designation of Officers of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation To Act As Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Document Number: E8-29567
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Providing An Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice
Document Number: E8-29564
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Establishment of the World War II Valor In the Pacific National Monument
Document Number: E8-29344
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2008
Document Number: E8-29315
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Determination of Trade Surplus in Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods and Sugar Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua
Document Number: E8-28857
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with relevant provisions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination of the trade surplus in certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Chile, Morocco, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. As described below, the level of a country's trade surplus in these goods relates to the quantity of sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products for which the United States grants preferential tariff treatment under (i) the United StatesChile Free Trade Agreement (Chile FTA), in the case of Chile; (ii) the United StatesMorocco Free Trade Agreement (Morocco FTA), in the case of Morocco; and (iii) the Dominican RepublicCentral AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), in the case of the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Exclusions From the Federal Labor-management Relations Program
Document Number: E8-28912
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
World Aids Day, 2008
Document Number: E8-28691
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2008
Document Number: E8-28687
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Provision of Marine War Risk Insurance Coverage
Document Number: E8-28539
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Thanksgiving Day, 2008
Document Number: E8-28415
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Cost Accounting Standards: Harmonization of Cost Accounting Standards 412 and 413 With the Pension Protection Act of 2006
Document Number: E8-28043
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost Accounting Standards Board (Board), is today announcing an extension of time to submit public comments regarding the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) (73 FR 51261, September 2, 2008) on the harmonization of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) 412 and 413 with the Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-280, 120 Stat.780). Many of the public comments received as of November 3, 2008 noted that the ANPRM addressed complex and technical accounting issues. Some of the commenters noted that they were still actively performing actuarial modeling of the ANPRM and alternative approaches. These commenters asked that the Board consider promulgating a second ANPRM or accepting public comments submitted after the original due date of November 3, 2008. Because the Final Rule must be published within the statutory time requirements of Section 106 of the PPA, the Board is concerned that the promulgation of a second ANPRM might not be feasible. Therefore to permit fuller consideration of the continuing efforts by the public, and to mitigate the need for a second ANPRM, the Board is extending the comment period to the date specified below. Public comments already received in response to the ANPRM are available in their entirety at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ procurement/index_casb.htm and at http://www.regulations.gov.
Request for Comments Concerning Compliance With Telecommunications Trade Agreements
Document Number: E8-27909
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Pursuant to section 1377 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 3106) (``section 1377''), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is reviewing and requests comments on: The operation, effectiveness, and implementation of and compliance with the following agreements regarding telecommunications products and services of the United States: the World Trade Organization (``WTO'') General Agreement on Trade in Services; the North American Free Trade Agreement (``NAFTA''); U.S. free trade agreements (``FTAs'') with Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Morocco, and Singapore; the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (``CAFTA-DR''); and any other FTA or telecommunications trade agreement coming into force on or before January 1, 2009. The USTR will conclude the review by March 31, 2009.
FY 2008 Cost of Outpatient Medical, Dental, and Cosmetic Surgery Services Furnished by Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities; Certain Rates Regarding Recovery From Tortiously Liable Third Persons
Document Number: E8-27905
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
By virtue of the authority vested in the President by section 2(a) of Public Law 87-603 (76 Stat. 593; 42 U.S.C. 2652), and delegated to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by the President through Executive Order No. 11541 of July 1, 1970, the rates referenced below are hereby established. These rates are for use in connection with the recovery from tortiously liable third persons for the cost of outpatient medical, dental and cosmetic surgery services furnished by military treatment facilities through the Department of Defense (DoD). The rates were established in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circular A-25, requiring reimbursement of the full cost of all services provided. The outpatient medical and dental rates referenced are effective upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will remain in effect until further notice. Pharmacy rates are updated periodically. The inpatient rates, published on March 6, 2008, remain in effect until further notice. A full analysis of the rates is posted at the DoD's Uniform Business Office Web Site: http://www.tricare.mil/ocfo/_docs/ SIGNED%20Med%20Den%Reimburse%20Rates%20and%Cosmetic%20Surgery %205%2030%2 008.pdf. The rates can be found at: http://www.tricare.mil/ocfo/mcfs/ ubo/mhs_rates.cfm.
National Farm-City Week, 2008
Document Number: E8-28002
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
National Family Week, 2008
Document Number: E8-27997
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Transformation of the National Air Transportation System
Document Number: E8-27777
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Amendments To Executive Order 9397 Relating To Federal Agency Use of Social Security Numbers
Document Number: E8-27771
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Measures Concerning the Importation, Marketing and Sale of Tuna and Tuna Products
Document Number: E8-27658
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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 that on October 24, 2008, Mexico requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning U.S. limitations on the use of a dolphin-safe label for tuna and tuna products. That request may be found at http://www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS381/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Notice of Meeting of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC-11)
Document Number: E8-27652
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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, December 8, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and opened to the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
America Recycles Day, 2008
Document Number: E8-27642
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President
North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster
Document Number: E8-27231
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Chapter 19 of 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 Chapter 19 roster. Applications are invited from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2009, through March 31, 2010.
Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran
Document Number: E8-27171
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Definitive Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products From China
Document Number: E8-26978
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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 that on September 19, 2008, the People's Republic of China (``China'') requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning final anti-dumping and countervailing duty determinations and orders by the Department of Commerce on imports of the following products from China: Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe (Investigations A-570-910 and C-570- 911); Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires (Investigations A-570- 912 and C-570-913); Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube (Investigations A-570-914 and C-570-915); and Laminated Woven Sacks (Investigations A-570-916 and C-570-917). That request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS379/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Continuation of National Emergency with Respect to Weapons of Mass Destruction
Document Number: E8-27046
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
World Freedom Day, 2008
Document Number: E8-26989
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Paperwork Reduction Act; Notice of Intent To Collect; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26553
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: National Drug Control Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This action proposes the renewal of three existing data collection instruments used in the production of ONDCP's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign advertising and Media Campaign tracking.
Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Notice Regarding the 2008 Annual Review
Document Number: E8-26546
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
With respect to the Annual Review under the ATPA, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) received no new petitions in August-September 2008 to review certain practices in a beneficiary developing country to determine whether such country is in compliance with the ATPA eligibility criteria. USTR received updates to two petitions that are currently under review and a request to withdraw a petition that was under review. This notice specifies the status of the petitions filed in prior years that have remained under review. This notice does not relate to the Bolivia-specific review initiated on October 1, 2008 (73 FR 57158).
Review of Action Taken in Connection With WTO Dispute Settlement Proceedings on the European Communities' Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products
Document Number: E8-26545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The interagency section 301 Committee is soliciting written comments on possible modifications to the action taken by the United States Trade Representative (``Trade Representative'') in connection with the World Trade Organization (``WTO'') authorization in the EC- Beef Hormones dispute to the United States to suspend concessions and related obligations with respect to the European Communities (``EC''). The EC-Beef Hormones dispute concerned the EC's ban on the import of U.S. meat and meat products produced from animals treated with any of six hormones for growth promotion purposes. Annex I to this notice contains a list of EC products with respect to which the United States is currently imposing increased rates of duty (100 percent ad valorem) pursuant to the WTO's authorization. Annex II to this notice contains a list of potential alternative products under consideration for the imposition of increased duties. Comments are requested with respect to (i) whether products listed in Annex I should be removed from the list or remain on the list (and if a product remains on the list, whether the currently applied rate of duty should be increased), (ii) whether products listed in Annex II should be included on a revised list and be subjected to increased rates of duty, and (iii) the products of which member States of the EC should be subjected to increased rates of duty.
Settlement of Claims Against Libya
Document Number: E8-26531
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Veterans Day, 2008
Document Number: E8-26526
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
National Hospice Month, 2008
Document Number: E8-26524
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents