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• Customs Notification No. 5/2004 as such and BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL shown below. The Council is an
(January 8, 2004) (‘‘basic customs duty’’ must be marked at the top and bottom advisory body composed of
inter alia on spirits); of the cover page and each succeeding representatives of Federal employee
• Customs Notification No. 20/1997 page. Persons who submit confidential organizations and experts in the fields
(March 1, 1997) (‘‘basic customs duty’’ business information are encouraged to of labor relations and pay policy. The
inter alia on wine); also provide a non-confidential Council makes recommendations to the
• Customs Notification No. 32/2003 summary of the information. President’s Pay Agent (the Secretary of
(March 1, 2003) (‘‘additional duty’’ inter Information or advice contained in a Labor and the Directors of the Office of
alia on wine and spirits); and comment submitted, other than business Management and Budget and the Office
• Customs Notification No. 19/2006 confidential information, may be of Personnel Management) about the
(March 1, 2006) (‘‘extra additional duty’’ determined by USTR to be confidential locality pay program for General
inter alia on wine and spirits). in accordance with section 135(g)(2) of Schedule employees under section 5304
As a result of the duties, products the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. of title 5, United States Code. The
from the United States do not appear to 2155(g)(2)). If the submitter believes that Council’s recommendations cover the
be exempt from ordinary customs duties information or advice may qualify as establishment or modification of locality
or other charges in excess of those set such, the submitter— pay areas, the coverage of salary
forth in India’s WTO Tariff Schedule (1) Must clearly so designate the surveys, the process of comparing
and appear to be accorded less favorable information or advice; Federal and non-Federal rates of pay,
treatment than that provided in India’s (2) Must clearly mark the material as and the level of comparability payments
WTO Tariff Schedule. Even if these ‘‘SUBMITTED IN CONFIDENCE’’ at the that should be paid.
duties were considered to be internal top and bottom of the cover page and The Council will review the results of
taxes applied at the time of importation, each succeeding page; and pay comparisons and formulate its
the duties appear to subject imports (3) Is encouraged to provide a non-
recommendations to the President’s Pay
from the United States to internal taxes confidential summary of the
Agent on pay comparison methods,
in excess of those applied to like information or advice.
Pursuant to section 127(e) of the locality pay rates, and locality pay area
domestic products or directly boundaries for 2009. The Council
competitive or substitutable domestic URAA (19 U.S.C. 3537(e)), USTR will
maintain a file on this dispute anticipates it will complete its work for
products. this year at this meeting and has not
USTR believes these measures are settlement proceeding, accessible to the
public, in the USTR Reading Room, scheduled any additional meetings for
inconsistent with India’s obligations 2007. The public may submit written
under Article II:1(a) and (b), Articles which is located at 1724 F Street, NW.,
Washington, DC 20508. The public file materials about the locality pay program
III:2 and III:4 of the General Agreement to the Council at the address shown
on Tariffs and Trade 1994. will include non-confidential comments
received by USTR from the public with below. The meeting is open to the
Public Comment: Requirements for respect to the dispute; if a dispute public.
Submissions settlement panel is convened or in the DATES: October 3, 2007, at 10 a.m.
Interested persons are invited to event of an appeal from such a panel, Location: Office of Personnel
submit written comments concerning the U.S. submissions, the submissions, Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room
the issues raised in the dispute. or non-confidential summaries of 7310, Washington, DC.
Comments should be submitted (i) submissions, received from other FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
electronically, to FR0706@ustr.eop.gov, participants in the dispute; the report of Charles D. Grimes III, Deputy Associate
with ‘‘India Alcohol Duties (DS360)’’ in the panel and, if applicable, the report Director for Performance and Pay
the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy of the Appellate Body. The USTR Systems, Office of Personnel
McKinzy at (202) 395–3640, with a Reading Room is open to the public, by Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room
confirmation copy sent electronically to appointment only, from 10 a.m. to noon 7H31, Washington, DC 20415–8200.
the electronic mail address above. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Phone (202) 606–2838; Fax (202) 606–
USTR encourages the submission of Friday. An appointment to review the 4264; or e-mail at pay-performance-
documents in Adobe PDF format as public file (Docket WTO/DS–340, China policy@opm.gov.
attachments to an electronic mail. Auto Parts Dispute) may be made by For the President’s pay agent:
Interested persons who make calling the USTR Reading Room at (202)
submissions by electronic mail should 395–6186. Linda M. Springer,
not provide separate cover letters; Director.
information that might appear in a cover Daniel E. Brinza, [FR Doc. E7–17221 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am]
letter should be included in the Assistant United States Trade Representative BILLING CODE 6325–39–P
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submission should be included in the BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P
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document contains an error that may be partnership units that transfer to the warrants 6 and to closed-end funds that
misleading to the public. Amex. transfer to the Amex from another
CORRECTION OF PUBLICATION: The Item The text of the proposed rule change marketplace.7 The Exchange believes
titled ‘‘Changes Proposed’’ which reads is available at Amex, the Commission’s that the extension of such authority to
‘‘The RRB proposed no changes to Form Public Reference Room, and http:// Securities that transfer to the Amex will
UI–45’’, is corrected to read ‘‘The RRB www.amex.com. enable the Exchange to respond to
proposes no changes to Form UI–1e’’. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s specific competitive situations. This is
Statement of the Purpose of, and particularly important given the fee
Charles Mierzwa,
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule waivers currently offered by other
Clearance Officer.
Change markets to transferring issuers. For
[FR Doc. E7–17273 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] example, the New York Stock Exchange
BILLING CODE 7905–01–P In its filing with the Commission, the (‘‘NYSE’’) recently amended its Listed
Exchange included statements
Company Manual to remove initial
concerning the purpose of, and basis for,
listing fees payable in connection with
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE the proposed rule change and discussed
transfers of any equity security,
COMMISSION any comments it received on the
structured product, or closed-end
proposed rule change. The text of these
[Release No. 34–56322; File No. SR–Amex– management investment company listed
statements may be examined at the
places specified in Item IV below. The on another exchange.8 Similarly, the
Exchange has prepared summaries, set Nasdaq Stock Market (‘‘NASDAQ’’) has
Self-Regulatory Organizations; waived initial listing fees with respect
American Stock Exchange, LLC; forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of
the most significant aspects of such to any security being transferred from
Notice of Filing and Immediate another exchange.9
Effectiveness of Proposed Rule statements.
Change To Establish a Process for the The proposed authority to defer,
A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s
Waiver, Deferral, or Rebate of Initial waive, or rebate the $5,000 initial listing
Statement of the Purpose of, and
Listing Fees for Certain Securities That fee applicable to transferring Securities
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule
Transfer From Another National could be exercised only by the Board or
Securities Exchange its designee. The Board has delegated
1. Purpose this authority to a staff committee which
August 27, 2007. Section 140 of the Company Guide presently has the authority to defer,
Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the currently provides that index fund waive, or rebate initial listing fees for
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 shares (defined as securities listed transferring closed-end funds.10 The
(‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 under Amex Rule 1000A–AEMI), trust- committee is comprised of management
notice is hereby given that on August issued receipts (defined as securities representatives from the Office of the
10, 2007, the American Stock Exchange, listed under Amex Rule 1200–AEMI), Chairman and the ETF Marketplace,
LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with commodity-based trust shares (defined Finance, and Listing Qualifications
the Securities and Exchange as securities listed under Amex Rule Departments.11 The committee
Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the 1200A–AEMI), currency trust shares composition is intended to ensure that
proposed rule change as described in (defined as securities listed under Amex fee deferral, waiver, and rebate requests
Items I and II below, which Items have Rule 1200B–AEMI), paired trust shares receive an appropriate degree of
been substantially prepared by the (defined as securities listed under Amex scrutiny and are only granted under
Amex. The Exchange has designated Rule 1400), and partnership units circumstances in which a reduction is
this proposal as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ (defined as securities listed under Amex warranted for competitive reasons.
proposed rule change under Section Rule 1500–AEMI) 5 initially listed on While the Exchange expects that the
19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b– the Amex are subject to a $5,000 initial potential deferral, waiver, or rebate of
4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the listing fee for each series. The Securities the initial listing fee applicable to
proposal effective upon filing with the are not subject to the initial listing Securities will be attractive to issuers
Commission. The Commission is application processing fee. The considering listing on the Exchange, it
publishing this notice to solicit Exchange is proposing to amend Section is contemplated that such deferrals,
comments on the proposed rule change 140 of the Company Guide to provide waivers, or rebates would be granted
from interested persons. that the Board of Governors of the only infrequently to attract an important
I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Exchange (the ‘‘Board’’) or its designee listing that is likely to generate
Statement of the Terms of Substance of may, in its discretion, defer, waive, or
the Proposed Rule Change rebate all or any part of the $5,000 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 50270

initial listing fee applicable to Securities (August 26, 2004), 69 FR 53750 (September 2, 2004)
The Exchange proposes to amend (SR–Amex–2004–70).
Section 140 of the Amex Company that transfer from another marketplace 7 See Securities Act Release No. 52408

Guide (the ‘‘Company Guide’’) to to the Amex (i.e., the issue becomes (September 12, 2005), 70 FR 54971 (September 19,
provide a process for the deferral, listed on Amex and ceases to be listed 2005) (SR–Amex–2005–024).
waiver, or rebate of all or any part of the on the other exchange). 8 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55314

The Board or its designee currently (February 20, 2007), 72 FR 8823 (February 27, 2007)
initial listing fee applicable to index (SR–NYSE–2007–17).
has the authority to defer, waive, or
fund shares, trust-issued receipts, 9 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51004
rebate all or any part of the initial listing (January 10, 2005), 70 FR 2917 (January 18, 2005)
commodity-based trust shares, currency
fees applicable to stocks, bonds, and (SR–NASD–2004–140).
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trust shares, paired trust shares, and 10 See supra, note 7.

5 Index fund shares, trust-issued receipts, 11 An affirmative vote of a majority of the
1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). commodity-based trust shares, currency trust committee members attending a particular meeting
2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. shares, paired trust shares, and partnership units (subject to a three-person quorum requirement)
3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
are collectively referred to in this filing as the would be necessary for deferrals, waivers, or
4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). ‘‘Securities.’’ rebates.

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