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States may continue to update their legislative district plans with any changes during the decade as they currently do with changes to their U.S. Congressional plans. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by March 17, 2005. The deadline for States to notify the Census Bureau that they wish to participate in Phase 1: State Legislative District Project is August 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments on this notice to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2049, Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine C. McCully, Chief of the Census Redistricting Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 3631, Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–4039. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of Public Law 94–171 (Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 141(c)), the Director of the Census Bureau is required to provide the ‘‘officers or public bodies with initial responsibility for legislative apportionment or districting of each state * * *’’ with the opportunity to specify small geographic areas (for example, voting districts, wards, and election precincts) for which they wish to receive decennial census population totals for the purpose of reapportionment and redistricting. By April 1 of the year following the decennial census, the Secretary is required to furnish the State officials or their designees with population counts for counties, cities, census blocks, and State-specified congressional districts, legislative districts, and voting districts PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7713 that meet Census Bureau technical criteria. In accordance with the provisions of Title 13, U.S.C. Section 141(c), and on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, the Director announces the commencement of Phase 1 of the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program. The purpose of this notice is to provide further information on the commencement of Phase 1 of the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program, Phase 1—State Legislative District Project. Future notices will address the other phases of the 2010 Program. The 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program was initially announced on May 13, 2004, in the Federal Register (69 FR 26547). The Census Bureau received and responded to two comments regarding the Redistricting Data Program. Both comments were concerned with the effect the census residence rules have on State legislative redistricting. In response, the Census Bureau explained that, while we work closely with the States to identify new construction; correct political boundaries; and add nonstandard features for use as block boundaries, our data tabulation programs consistently use the residence rules established for census collection and tabulation purposes. Beginning in the winter of 2005, the Director of the Census Bureau will invite the Governor and the legislative leadership of the majority and minority parties in each State to designate a liaison to work with the Census Bureau on the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program. In a separate letter, the Census Bureau will invite each State to participate in Phase 1, the State Legislative District Project. This phase will include a verification step and tabulations based on Census 2000 data. In addition, ongoing changes to Congressional district plans will be collected, and new tabulations will be developed, as needed. Boundaries of legislative and Congressional districts will be held as 2010 tabulation census block boundaries for those participating States. Participation in Phase 1 is not a prerequisite for participation in Phase 2 or 3 of the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program. With the commencement of the American Community Survey (ACS), the Census Bureau will produce ACS data for States participating in Phase 1 on a flow basis. For the 2010 census, the ACS will replace the long form. The deadline for each State to respond with intent to participate is August 1, 2005. The Census Bureau will work with each State or organize a kickoff meeting to ensure States are E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 7714 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 15, 2005 / Notices well-informed on the benefits of working with the Census Bureau towards a successful 2010 census. Executive Order 12866 This notice has been determined to be not significant under Executive Order 12866. Dated: February 9, 2005. Hermann Habermann, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 05–2876 Filed 2–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–863 Honey from the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 15, 2005. SUMMARY: On May 24, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) covering the period December 1, 2003, through May 31, 2004. This new shipper review covered one exporter, Foodworld International Club, Ltd. (Foodworld). For the reasons discussed below, we are rescinding the review of Foodworld. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Boughton, or Bobby Wong at (202) 482–8173 or (202) 482–0409, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 24, 2004, the Department received a timely request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the PRC from Foodworld, an exporter of the subject merchandise sold to the United States. On August 5, 2004, the Department initiated a new shipper review of Foodworld under the antidumping duty order on honey from the PRC for the period December 1, 2003, through May 31, 2004. See Honey From The People’s Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review, 69 FR 47407. On August 24, 2004, the VerDate jul<14>2003 17:50 Feb 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 Department issued an antidumping duty questionnaire to Foodworld. Foodworld submitted its Section A response on October 4, 2004, its Section C response on October 8, 2004, and its Section D response on October 12, 2004. On December 22, 2004, the Department issued a supplemental questionnaire to Foodworld. On January 14, 2005, Foodworld submitted a letter informing the Department of its wish to withdraw from this new shipper review and asking the Department to terminate the review. Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order The products covered by this order are natural honey, artificial honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, preparations of natural honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, and flavored honey. The subject merchandise includes all grades and colors of honey whether in liquid, creamed, comb, cut comb, or chunk form, and whether packaged for retail or in bulk form. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 0409.00.00, 1702.90.90, and 2106.90.99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise under order is dispositive. Rescission of New Shipper Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(f)(1), the Department may rescind a new shipper review if a party that requested a review withdraws its request not later than 60 days after the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. Although Foodworld withdrew its request for a new shipper review on January 14, 2005, which is after the expiration of the 60–day deadline, the Department nevertheless has the discretion to extend the time period for withdrawal on a case–by-case basis. See e.g., Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Seventh New Shipper Review, 69 FR 22004 (April 23, 2004). We find it reasonable to extend the deadline for withdrawal in this case because we had not yet committed significant resources to this new shipper review. Specifically, we had not begun calculating an antidumping duty margin for Foodworld nor had we verified any of Foodworld’s data. Furthermore, Foodworld was the only party to request a review, and we did not receive any submissions opposing Foodworld’s withdrawal of its request for review. Finally, we note that our decision to PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rescind this new shipper review with respect to Foodworld would not prejudice any party to this proceeding, as Foodworld will continue to be included in the PRC–wide rate to which it was subject at the time it requested this review. For these reasons, we have accepted Foodworld’s withdrawal and are rescinding the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the PRC in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(f)(1). Cash Deposits The Department will notify U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that bonding is no longer permitted to fulfill security requirements for shipments from Foodworld of honey from the PRC entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption in the United States on or after the publication of this notice of rescission of antidumping duty new shipper review in the Federal Register. Further, effective upon publication of this notice, for all shipments of the subject merchandise exported by Foodworld and entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC–wide rate, which is 183.80 percent. Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Parties Subject to Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305(a)(3) of the Department’s regulations. Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO material or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation, which is subject to sanctions. We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351(f)(3).) E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 15, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7713-7714]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2876]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 040408110-5026-02]
RIN 0607-AA42


2010 Census Redistricting Data Program Commencement of Phase 1: 
State Legislative District Project

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of program.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the commencement of Phase 1 of the 2010 
Redistricting Data Program: The State Legislative District Project. 
This first phase specifically provides States the opportunity to 
provide their legislative districts (House and Senate) to the Bureau of 
the Census (Census Bureau) for the development of data products by 
legislative district. States may continue to update their legislative 
district plans with any changes during the decade as they currently do 
with changes to their U.S. Congressional plans.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by March 17, 2005. The 
deadline for States to notify the Census Bureau that they wish to 
participate in Phase 1: State Legislative District Project is August 1, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments on this notice to the 
Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2049, Federal Building 3, 
Washington, DC 20233.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine C. McCully, Chief of the 
Census Redistricting Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 3631, 
Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763-4039.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of Public Law 94-171 
(Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 141(c)), the Director 
of the Census Bureau is required to provide the ``officers or public 
bodies with initial responsibility for legislative apportionment or 
districting of each state * * *'' with the opportunity to specify small 
geographic areas (for example, voting districts, wards, and election 
precincts) for which they wish to receive decennial census population 
totals for the purpose of reapportionment and redistricting.
    By April 1 of the year following the decennial census, the 
Secretary is required to furnish the State officials or their designees 
with population counts for counties, cities, census blocks, and State-
specified congressional districts, legislative districts, and voting 
districts that meet Census Bureau technical criteria.
    In accordance with the provisions of Title 13, U.S.C. Section 
141(c), and on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, the Director 
announces the commencement of Phase 1 of the 2010 Census Redistricting 
Data Program. The purpose of this notice is to provide further 
information on the commencement of Phase 1 of the 2010 Census 
Redistricting Data Program, Phase 1--State Legislative District 
Project. Future notices will address the other phases of the 2010 
Program.
    The 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program was initially announced 
on May 13, 2004, in the Federal Register (69 FR 26547). The Census 
Bureau received and responded to two comments regarding the 
Redistricting Data Program. Both comments were concerned with the 
effect the census residence rules have on State legislative 
redistricting. In response, the Census Bureau explained that, while we 
work closely with the States to identify new construction; correct 
political boundaries; and add nonstandard features for use as block 
boundaries, our data tabulation programs consistently use the residence 
rules established for census collection and tabulation purposes.
    Beginning in the winter of 2005, the Director of the Census Bureau 
will invite the Governor and the legislative leadership of the majority 
and minority parties in each State to designate a liaison to work with 
the Census Bureau on the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program. In a 
separate letter, the Census Bureau will invite each State to 
participate in Phase 1, the State Legislative District Project. This 
phase will include a verification step and tabulations based on Census 
2000 data. In addition, ongoing changes to Congressional district plans 
will be collected, and new tabulations will be developed, as needed. 
Boundaries of legislative and Congressional districts will be held as 
2010 tabulation census block boundaries for those participating States. 
Participation in Phase 1 is not a prerequisite for participation in 
Phase 2 or 3 of the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program. With the 
commencement of the American Community Survey (ACS), the Census Bureau 
will produce ACS data for States participating in Phase 1 on a flow 
basis. For the 2010 census, the ACS will replace the long form.
    The deadline for each State to respond with intent to participate 
is August 1, 2005. The Census Bureau will work with each State or 
organize a kickoff meeting to ensure States are

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well-informed on the benefits of working with the Census Bureau towards 
a successful 2010 census.

Executive Order 12866

    This notice has been determined to be not significant under 
Executive Order 12866.

    Dated: February 9, 2005.
Hermann Habermann,
Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 05-2876 Filed 2-14-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P