Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Request under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), 1694-1695 [05-521]

Download as PDF 1694 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 6 / Monday, January 10, 2005 / Notices Road 225, North Fork, CA, 93643; (559) 877–2218 ext. 3100; e-mail: dmartin05@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Review of goals for FY 2005 RAC proposals; (2) Presentation of potential stewardship projects on the forest. Dated: January 4, 2005. Curtis E. Palmer, Acting District Ranger, Bass Lake Ranger District. [FR Doc. 05–405 Filed 1–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of first request for panel review. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On December 30, 2004, CEMEX, S.A. de C.V. (‘‘CEMEX’’) filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the 13th administrative review made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Gray Portland Cement and Clinker from Mexico. A second request for panel review was filed on January 3, 2005 on behalf of GCC Cementos, S.A. de C.V. (‘‘GCCC’’). This determination was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 77989) on December 29, 2004. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA–MEX–2004–1904–03 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (‘‘Agreement’’) establishes a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national courts to review expeditiously the final VerDate jul<14>2003 18:09 Jan 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 determination to determine whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination. Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (‘‘Rules’’). These Rules were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686). A first Request for Panel Review was filed with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 1904 of the Agreement, on December 30, 2004, requesting panel review of the determination described above. The Rules provide that: (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is January 31, 2005); (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is February 14, 2005); and (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in the panel review and the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review. Dated: January 3, 2005. Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. E5–37 Filed 1–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P PO 00000 COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Request under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United StatesCaribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) January 6, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for a determination that anti-microbial elastomeric filament yarn, incorporated in knit fabric, used in apparel articles, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the AGOA, the CBTPA, and the ATPDEA. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On January 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Alston & Bird, LLP, on behalf of their client, Ge-Ray Fabrics, Inc., that a certain anti-microbial elastomeric filament yarn, of the specifications below, classified in under subheadings 5402.49.9005 and 5404.10.8005 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The petition requests that apparel articles from such yarns or from U.S. formed fabrics containing such yarns be eligible for preferential treatment under the AGOA, the CBTPA, and the ATPDEA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether such yarns can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by January 25,2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shikha Bhatnagar, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 112(b)(5)(B) of the AGOA; Section 213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act, as added by Section 211(a) of the CBTPA; Sections 1 and 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001; Presidential Proclamations 7350 and 7351 of October 4, 2000; Section 204 (b)(3)(B)(ii) of the Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 6 / Monday, January 10, 2005 / Notices ATPDEA, Presidential Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002, Executive Order 13277 of November 19, 2002, and the United States Trade Representative’s Notice of Further Assignment of Functions of November 25, 2002. Background The AGOA, the CBTPA, and the ATPDEA provide for quota- and dutyfree treatment for qualifying textile and apparel products. Such treatment is generally limited to products manufactured from yarns and fabrics formed in the United States or a beneficiary country. The AGOA, the CBTPA, and the ATPDEA also provide for quota- and duty-free treatment for apparel articles that are both cut (or knit-to-shape) and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more beneficiary countries from fabric or yarn that is not formed in the United States, if it has been determined that such fabric or yarn cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. In Executive Order No. 13191 (66 FR 7271) and pursuant to Executive Order No. 13277 (67 FR 70305) and the United States Trade Representative’s Notice of Redelegation of Authority and Further Assignment of Functions (67 FR 71606), CITA has been delegated the authority to determine whether yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the AGOA, the CBTPA, or the ATPDEA. On March 6, 2001, CITA published procedures that it will follow in considering requests (66 FR 13502). On January 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Alston & Bird, LLP, on behalf of their client, GeRay Fabrics, Inc., that a certain antimicrobial elastomeric filament yarn, of the specifications below, classified in under HTSUS subheadings 5402.49.9005 and 5404.10.8005 cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. It request quota and duty-free treatment under the AGOA, the CBTPA, and the ATPDEA for apparel articles that are both cut (or knit-to-shape) and sewn in one or more AGOA CBTPA, or ATPDEA beneficiary countries from such yarns or U.S.-formed fabrics containing such yarns. The anti-microbial elastomeric yarn that is the subject of this request is of filament fiber, ranging from 20 to 70 denier (22.2 to 77.8 decitex). This elastomeric yarn looks like and can be processed like ordinary elastomeric yarn, but it includes an anti-microbial agent that gives the yarn a unique and desirable functionality. The anti- VerDate jul<14>2003 18:09 Jan 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 microbial agent is a compound that represents 0.2 to 5 percent by weight of the elastomeric yarn. CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, particularly with respect to whether these yarns can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Also relevant is whether other yarns that are supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner are substitutable for this yarn for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be received no later than January 25, 2005. Interested persons are invited to submit six copies of such comments or information to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, room 3100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. If a comment alleges that this yarn can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner, CITA will closely review any supporting documentation, such as a signed statement by a manufacturer of the yarn stating that it produces the yarn that is the subject of the request, including the quantities that can be supplied and the time necessary to fill an order, as well as any relevant information regarding past production. CITA will protect any business confidential information that is marked business confidential from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. CITA will make available to the public nonconfidential versions of the request and non-confidential versions of any public comments received with respect to a request in room 3100 in the Herbert Hoover Building, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Persons submitting comments on a request are encouraged to include a nonconfidential version and a nonconfidential summary. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–521 Filed 1–6–05; 2:31 pm] 1695 announcement is made of the following meeting: Name of Committee: Distance Learning/ Training Technology Subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. Dates of Meeting: February 2–3, 2005. Place of Meeting: U.S. Army Signal Center & Ft Gordon, Signal Towers, Building 29808, Regimental Conference Room (10th Floor), Chamberlain Avenue, Ft Gordon, GA 30905. Time of Meeting: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Feb 2, 2005), 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Feb 3, 2005). Proposed Agenda: Initial starting point of meeting will include updates on The Army Distance Learning Program (TADLP) and infrastructure, followed by discussions that focus on learning and technology. Purpose of the Meeting: To provide for the continuous exchange of information and ideas for distance learning between the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), HQ Department of the Army, and the academic and business communities. All communications regarding this subcommittee should be addressed to Mr. Mike Faughnan, at Commander, Headquarters TRADOC, ATTN: ATTG– CF, Fort Monroe, VA 23651–5000; email: faughnanm@monroe.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting of the Advisory Committee is open to the public. Because of restricted meeting space, attendance will be limited to those persons who have notified the Advisory Committee Management Office in writing (see address above) at least five days prior to the meeting of their intention to attend. Contact Mr. Faughnan for meeting agenda and specific locations. Any member of the public may file a written statement with the committee before, during, or after the meeting. To the extent that time permits, the committee chairman may allow public presentations or oral statements at the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–434 Filed 1–7–04; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Advisory Committee Meeting Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Request 
under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United States-
Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), and the Andean Trade 
Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA)

January 6, 2005.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA)

ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for a 
determination that anti-microbial elastomeric filament yarn, 
incorporated in knit fabric, used in apparel articles, cannot be 
supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely 
manner under the AGOA, the CBTPA, and the ATPDEA.

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SUMMARY: On January 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition 
from Alston & Bird, LLP, on behalf of their client, Ge-Ray Fabrics, 
Inc., that a certain anti-microbial elastomeric filament yarn, of the 
specifications below, classified in under subheadings 5402.49.9005 and 
5404.10.8005 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial 
quantities in a timely manner. The petition requests that apparel 
articles from such yarns or from U.S. formed fabrics containing such 
yarns be eligible for preferential treatment under the AGOA, the CBTPA, 
and the ATPDEA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, 
in particular with regard to whether such yarns can be supplied by the 
domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments 
must be submitted by January 25,2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the 
Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States 
Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, 
D.C. 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shikha Bhatnagar, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-3400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 112(b)(5)(B) of the AGOA; Section 
213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act, as 
added by Section 211(a) of the CBTPA; Sections 1 and 6 of Executive 
Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001; Presidential Proclamations 7350 
and 7351 of October 4, 2000; Section 204 (b)(3)(B)(ii) of the

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ATPDEA, Presidential Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002, 
Executive Order 13277 of November 19, 2002, and the United States 
Trade Representative's Notice of Further Assignment of Functions of 
November 25, 2002.

Background

    The AGOA, the CBTPA, and the ATPDEA provide for quota- and duty-
free treatment for qualifying textile and apparel products. Such 
treatment is generally limited to products manufactured from yarns and 
fabrics formed in the United States or a beneficiary country. The AGOA, 
the CBTPA, and the ATPDEA also provide for quota- and duty-free 
treatment for apparel articles that are both cut (or knit-to-shape) and 
sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more beneficiary countries from 
fabric or yarn that is not formed in the United States, if it has been 
determined that such fabric or yarn cannot be supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. In Executive 
Order No. 13191 (66 FR 7271) and pursuant to Executive Order No. 13277 
(67 FR 70305) and the United States Trade Representative's Notice of 
Redelegation of Authority and Further Assignment of Functions (67 FR 
71606), CITA has been delegated the authority to determine whether 
yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner under the AGOA, the CBTPA, or 
the ATPDEA. On March 6, 2001, CITA published procedures that it will 
follow in considering requests (66 FR 13502).
    On January 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from 
Alston & Bird, LLP, on behalf of their client, Ge-Ray Fabrics, Inc., 
that a certain anti-microbial elastomeric filament yarn, of the 
specifications below, classified in under HTSUS subheadings 
5402.49.9005 and 5404.10.8005 cannot be supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. It request quota 
and duty-free treatment under the AGOA, the CBTPA, and the ATPDEA for 
apparel articles that are both cut (or knit-to-shape) and sewn in one 
or more AGOA CBTPA, or ATPDEA beneficiary countries from such yarns or 
U.S.-formed fabrics containing such yarns.
    The anti-microbial elastomeric yarn that is the subject of this 
request is of filament fiber, ranging from 20 to 70 denier (22.2 to 
77.8 decitex). This elastomeric yarn looks like and can be processed 
like ordinary elastomeric yarn, but it includes an anti-microbial agent 
that gives the yarn a unique and desirable functionality. The anti-
microbial agent is a compound that represents 0.2 to 5 percent by 
weight of the elastomeric yarn.
    CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, 
particularly with respect to whether these yarns can be supplied by the 
domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Also 
relevant is whether other yarns that are supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner are substitutable 
for this yarn for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be 
received no later than January 25, 2005. Interested persons are invited 
to submit six copies of such comments or information to the Chairman, 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, room 3100, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, 
DC 20230.
    If a comment alleges that this yarn can be supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner, CITA will closely 
review any supporting documentation, such as a signed statement by a 
manufacturer of the yarn stating that it produces the yarn that is the 
subject of the request, including the quantities that can be supplied 
and the time necessary to fill an order, as well as any relevant 
information regarding past production.
    CITA will protect any business confidential information that is 
marked business confidential from disclosure to the full extent 
permitted by law. CITA will make available to the public non-
confidential versions of the request and non-confidential versions of 
any public comments received with respect to a request in room 3100 in 
the Herbert Hoover Building, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., 
Washington, DC 20230. Persons submitting comments on a request are 
encouraged to include a non-confidential version and a non-confidential 
summary.

James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 05-521 Filed 1-6-05; 2:31 pm]
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