Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), 11622-11623 [05-4613]

Download as PDF 11622 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices Finish: Of two or more yarns of different colors in the warp and filling, napped on both sides The petitioner emphasizes that the yarns must be ring spun, the yarns must be plied, and the fabric is napped on both sides. The petitioner further states that because of the fabric’s light weight and the fact that it is napped on both sides, it is imperative that the yarns be ring spun and plied in order to offset the degrading effects of napping on both sides. CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, particularly with respect to whether these fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Also relevant is whether other fabrics that are supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner are substitutable for the fabric for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be received no later than March 24, 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 these fabrics 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 fabric stating that it produces the fabric 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 nonconfidential version and a nonconfidential summary. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–4612 Filed 3–4–05; 2:57 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS VerDate jul<14>2003 18:06 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) March 4, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a petition for a determination that certain 100 percent cotton, 4 thread twill weave, flannel fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of B*W*A of New York, New York alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, combed and ring spun single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheading 5208.43.0000 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 men’s and boys’ woven cotton shirts of such fabrics assembled in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries be eligible for preferential treatment under the CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this petition, in particular with regard to whether these fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by March 24, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet E. Heinzen, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the CBERA, as added by Section 211(a) of the CBTPA; Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001. BACKGROUND: The CBTPA provides for quota- and duty-free treatment for qualifying textile and apparel products. Such treatment is generally limited to products manufactured from yarns or fabrics PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 formed in the United States. The CBTPA also provides 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 CBTPA 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, the President delegated to CITA the authority to determine whether yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA and directed CITA to establish procedures to ensure appropriate public participation in any such determination. On March 6, 2001, CITA published procedures that it will follow in considering requests. (66 FR 13502). On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition on behalf of B*W*A of New York, New York alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarndyed, combed and ring spun single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified HTSUS subheading 5208.43.0000, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting quota- and duty-free treatment under the CBTPA for men’s and boys’ woven cotton shirts that are cut and sewn in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics. Specifications: Petitioner Style No: Fiber Content: Weight: Width: Thread Count: Yarn Number: Weave: Finish: 5375 100% Cotton 136 - 140 g/m2 148 - 152 centimeters 38 - 40 warp ends per centimeter; 28 - 30 filling picks per centimeter; total 66 - 70 threads per square centimeter 48 - 52 metric warp and filling, ring spun, combed; average yarn number: 48 - 50 metric 4-thread twill Of two or more and up to eight yarns of different colors; napped on both sides The petitioner emphasizes that the yarns must be combed and ring spun; that yarns of at least two and as many as eight different colors will be used in both warp and filling; and the fabric must be napped on both sides. E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, particularly with respect to whether these fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Also relevant is whether other fabrics that are supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner are substitutable for the fabric for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be received no later than March 24, 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 these fabrics 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 fabric stating that it produces the fabric 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 nonconfidential version and a nonconfidential summary. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–4613 Filed 3–4–05; 2:57 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Policy Change Regarding the Publication of Notices of Funding Availability Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Register. Instead, all Corporation NOFAs are synopsized and posted at the government-wide Internet site, http:// Grants.gov, in accordance with the policy directive issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The full NOFA associated with a synopsis posted at Grants.gov may be accessed by following the universal resource locator (URL) link included in the synopsis, or by visiting the Corporation’s Web site. 20:21 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Grants to States To Improve Management of Drug and Violence Prevention Programs Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of proposed priorities and requirements. AGENCY: Dated: March 3, 2005. Marlene Zakai, Director, Office of Grants Policy and Operations. [FR Doc. 05–4589 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools proposes priorities and requirements under the Safe and DrugFree Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) National Programs for the Grants to States to Improve Management of Drug and Violence Prevention Programs. We may use one or more of these priorities and requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priorities and requirements to facilitate the development, enhancement, or expansion of the capacity of States and other entities that receive SDFSCA State Grants program funds to collect, analyze, and use data to improve the management of drug and violence prevention programs. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: Address all comments about these proposed priorities and requirements to: Deborah Rudy, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E330, Washington, DC 20202–6450. If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, use the following address: Deborah.Rudy@ed.gov. You must include the term ‘‘184R Comments’’ in the subject line of your electronic message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Rudy, Telephone: (202) 260– 1875 or via Internet: Deborah.Rudy@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION EFFECTIVE DATE: March 9, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlene Zakai, Director, Office of Grants Policy and Operations, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20525, (202) 606–5000 ext. 536 or by e-mail at mzakai@cns.gov. On October 8, 2003, OMB issued a policy directive entitled ‘‘Requirement to Post Funding Opportunity Announcement Synopses at Grant.gov and Related Data Elements/Format’’ [68 FR 58146, October 8, 2003]. The directive requires every Federal agency that awards discretionary grants and cooperative agreements to post synopses of its funding opportunity announcements in standard format on the Internet at http://Grants.gov or such Web site/ Internet address that may be identified by OMB. A key purpose for establishing a single government-wide Web site is to provide prospective grant applicants the opportunity to locate funding opportunities in one place rather than having to search for announcements in multiple locations. Shortly after OMB issued the directive, the Corporation began posting synopses of its NOFAs at Grants.gov. Each Corporation synopsis includes information on how to obtain the full NOFA, as well as a ULR link to the full NOFA posted on the Corporation’s own Web site. The Corporation has determined that posting its funding announcements at Grants.gov and on its own Web site is both effective and efficient. Therefore, the Corporation has discontinued the policy of publishing NOFAs in the Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Invitation to Comment SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) no longer publishes Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) in the Federal VerDate jul<14>2003 11623 PO 00000 We invite you to submit comments regarding these proposed priorities and requirements. To ensure that your Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition 
under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)

March 4, 2005.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA)

ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a petition for a 
determination that certain 100 percent cotton, 4 thread twill weave, 
flannel fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA.

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SUMMARY: On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition 
from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of B*W*A of New York, 
New York alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill 
weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, combed and ring spun single 
yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheading 
5208.43.0000 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 men's and 
boys' woven cotton shirts of such fabrics assembled in one or more 
CBTPA beneficiary countries be eligible for preferential treatment 
under the CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this petition, 
in particular with regard to whether these fabrics can be supplied by 
the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. 
Comments must be submitted by March 24, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee 
for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States 
Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution, N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20230.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the CBERA, as added by 
Section 211(a) of the CBTPA; Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 
of January 17, 2001.

BACKGROUND:

    The CBTPA provides for quota- and duty-free treatment for 
qualifying textile and apparel products. Such treatment is generally 
limited to products manufactured from yarns or fabrics formed in the 
United States. The CBTPA also provides 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 CBTPA 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, the President delegated to CITA the 
authority to determine whether yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by 
the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under 
the CBTPA and directed CITA to establish procedures to ensure 
appropriate public participation in any such determination. On March 6, 
2001, CITA published procedures that it will follow in considering 
requests. (66 FR 13502).
    On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition on 
behalf of B*W*A of New York, New York alleging that certain 100 percent 
cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, combed and 
ring spun single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, 
classified HTSUS subheading 5208.43.0000, cannot be supplied by the 
domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and 
requesting quota- and duty-free treatment under the CBTPA for men's and 
boys' woven cotton shirts that are cut and sewn in one or more CBTPA 
beneficiary countries from such fabrics.

Specifications:

 
 
 
Petitioner Style No:            5375
Fiber Content:                  100% Cotton
Weight:                         136 - 140 g/m2
Width:                          148 - 152 centimeters
Thread Count:                   38 - 40 warp ends per centimeter; 28 -
                                 30 filling picks per centimeter; total
                                 66 - 70 threads per square centimeter
Yarn Number:                    48 - 52 metric warp and filling, ring
                                 spun, combed; average yarn number: 48 -
                                 50 metric
Weave:                          4-thread twill
Finish:                         Of two or more and up to eight yarns of
                                 different colors; napped on both sides
 

    The petitioner emphasizes that the yarns must be combed and ring 
spun; that yarns of at least two and as many as eight different colors 
will be used in both warp and filling; and the fabric must be napped on 
both sides.

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    CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, 
particularly with respect to whether these fabrics can be supplied by 
the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Also 
relevant is whether other fabrics that are supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner are substitutable 
for the fabric for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be 
received no later than March 24, 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 these fabrics 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 fabric stating that it produces the 
fabric 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. 05-4613 Filed 3-4-05; 2:57 pm]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS