Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton, Wool and Man-Made Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 11619-11620 [E5-997]

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The results of the study would help determine if these turtles remain behaviorally competent when released at beach sites and are likely to complete their offshore migration, and whether they are likely to survive and contribute to population recovery. The applicant would conduct the research on 80 loggerhead hatchlings. The sea turtle hatchlings would have a lightweight float attached to them and they would be tracked by boat or kayak as they migrate offshore. At the conclusion of its swimming trial, each hatchling would be captured to remove the float gear. If the turtle was heading properly offshore, it would be released to continue its journey. If the turtle was heading in the incorrect direction, it would be released the next afternoon in the Gulf Stream. The applicant is requesting authorization from NMFS to conduct the in-water activities relating to the research. The research activities would occur in the waters of Florida and the applicant requests a 2–year permit. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11619 Dated: March 4, 2005. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–4621 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton, Wool and Man-Made Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam March 3, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). AGENCY: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection adjusting limits. ACTION: EFFECTIVE DATE: March 9, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naomi Freeman, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–4212. For information on the quota status of these limits, refer to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website (http:// www.cbp.gov), or call (202) 344-2650. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http:// otexa.ita.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. The current limits for certain categories are being increased for the recrediting of unused carryforward. A description of the textile and apparel categories in terms of HTS numbers is available in the CORRELATION: Textile and Apparel Categories with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (see Federal Register notice 69 FR 4926, published on February 2, 2004). Information regarding the 2005 CORRELATION will be published in the Federal Register at a later date. Also see E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 11620 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices 69 FR 57272, published on September 24, 2004. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements March 3, 2005. Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229 Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on September 20, 2004, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton, wool and man–made fiber textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in Vietnam and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2005 and extends through December 31, 2005. Effective on March 9, 2005, you are directed to increase the limits for the following categories, as provided for under the terms of the current bilateral textile agreement between the Governments of the United States and Vietnam: Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E5–997 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 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, double faced sateen 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., 200 ........................... 343,470 kilograms. on behalf of B*W*A of New York, New 301 ........................... 778,532 kilograms. York alleging that certain 100 percent 332 ........................... 1,144,900 dozen pairs. cotton, double faced sateen weave, 333 ........................... 41,216 dozen. flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single 341/641 .................... 871,934 dozen. yarns, of the specifications detailed 345 ........................... 326,139 dozen. below, classified in subheading 351/651 .................... 546,666 dozen. 5209.59.0025 of the Harmonized Tariff 352/652 .................... 2,082,692 dozen. Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), 359–C/659–C 2 ........ 371,895 kilograms. cannot be supplied by the domestic 434 ........................... 16,854 dozen. industry in commercial quantities in a 435 ........................... 41,584 dozen. 440 ........................... 2,601 dozen. timely manner. The petition requests 447 ........................... 54,101 dozen. that woven cotton shirts and blouses of 448 ........................... 33,293 dozen. such fabrics assembled in one or more 620 ........................... 7,286,144 square meCBTPA beneficiary countries be eligible ters. for preferential treatment under the 632 ........................... 572,450 dozen pairs. CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public 645/646 .................... 220,969 dozen. comments on this petition, in particular 1 The limits have not been adjusted to acwith regard to whether these fabrics can count for any imports exported after December be supplied by the domestic industry in 31, 2004. 2 Category 359-C: only HTS numbers commercial quantities in a timely 6103.42.2025, 6103.49.8034, 6104.62.1020, manner. Comments must be submitted 6104.69.8010, 6114.20.0048, 6114.20.0052, by March 24, 2005 to the Chairman, 6203.42.2010, 6203.42.2090, 6204.62.2010, Committee for the Implementation of 6211.32.0010, 6211.32.0025 and 6211.42.0010; Category 659-C: only HTS Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United numbers 6103.23.0055, 6103.43.2020, States Department of Commerce, 14th 6103.43.2025, 6103.49.2000, 6103.49.8038, and Constitution, N.W., Washington, 6104.63.1020, 6104.63.1030, 6104.69.1000, D.C. 20230. 6104.69.8014, 6114.30.3044, 6114.30.3054, 6203.43.2010, 6203.43.2090, 6203.49.1010, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 6203.49.1090, 6204.63.1510, 6204.69.1010, Janet E. Heinzen, International Trade 6210.10.9010, 6211.33.0010, 6211.33.0017 Specialist, Office of Textiles and and 6211.43.0010. Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, The Committee for the Implementation of (202) 482-3400. Textile Agreements has determined that SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: these actions fall within the foreign affairs Category Restraint limit 1 exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1). Sincerely, James C. Leonard III, VerDate jul<14>2003 18:06 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, double faced sateen weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified HTSUS subheading 5209.59.0025, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting quotaand duty-free treatment under the CBTPA for woven cotton shirts and blouses 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: E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 5225 100% Cotton 315-320 g/m2 148 - 152 centimeters 33 - 35 warp ends per centimeter; 57 - 59 filling picks per centimeter; total 90 - 94 threads per square centimeter 50 - 52 metric warp; 23 25 metric filling; overall average yarn number: 28 - 30 metric Double faced irregular 3 X 1 sateen Printed on one side on yarns of different colors; napped on both sides; Sanforized

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 9, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11619-11620]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-997]


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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton, Wool and Man-Made 
Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam

March 3, 2005.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and 
Border Protection adjusting limits.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: March 9, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naomi Freeman, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-4212. For information on the quota status of these 
limits, refer to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website 
(http://www.cbp.gov), or call (202) 344-2650. For information on 
embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and 
Apparel website at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 1854); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as 
amended.
    The current limits for certain categories are being increased for 
the recrediting of unused carryforward.
    A description of the textile and apparel categories in terms of HTS 
numbers is available in the CORRELATION: Textile and Apparel Categories 
with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (see Federal 
Register notice 69 FR 4926, published on February 2, 2004). Information 
regarding the 2005 CORRELATION will be published in the Federal 
Register at a later date. Also see

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69 FR 57272, published on September 24, 2004.

James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

March 3, 2005.

Commissioner,
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229
    Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, 
the directive issued to you on September 20, 2004, by the Chairman, 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That 
directive concerns imports of certain cotton, wool and man-made 
fiber textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in 
Vietnam and exported during the twelve-month period which began on 
January 1, 2005 and extends through December 31, 2005.
    Effective on March 9, 2005, you are directed to increase the 
limits for the following categories, as provided for under the terms 
of the current bilateral textile agreement between the Governments 
of the United States and Vietnam:

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                 Category                        Restraint limit \1\
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200.......................................  343,470 kilograms.
301.......................................  778,532 kilograms.
332.......................................  1,144,900 dozen pairs.
333.......................................  41,216 dozen.
341/641...................................  871,934 dozen.
345.......................................  326,139 dozen.
351/651...................................  546,666 dozen.
352/652...................................  2,082,692 dozen.
359-C/659-C \2\...........................  371,895 kilograms.
434.......................................  16,854 dozen.
435.......................................  41,584 dozen.
440.......................................  2,601 dozen.
447.......................................  54,101 dozen.
448.......................................  33,293 dozen.
620.......................................  7,286,144 square meters.
632.......................................  572,450 dozen pairs.
645/646...................................  220,969 dozen.
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\1\ The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports
  exported after December 31, 2004.
\2\ Category 359-C: only HTS numbers 6103.42.2025, 6103.49.8034,
  6104.62.1020, 6104.69.8010, 6114.20.0048, 6114.20.0052, 6203.42.2010,
  6203.42.2090, 6204.62.2010, 6211.32.0010, 6211.32.0025 and
  6211.42.0010; Category 659-C: only HTS numbers 6103.23.0055,
  6103.43.2020, 6103.43.2025, 6103.49.2000, 6103.49.8038, 6104.63.1020,
  6104.63.1030, 6104.69.1000, 6104.69.8014, 6114.30.3044, 6114.30.3054,
  6203.43.2010, 6203.43.2090, 6203.49.1010, 6203.49.1090, 6204.63.1510,
  6204.69.1010, 6210.10.9010, 6211.33.0010, 6211.33.0017 and
  6211.43.0010.

    The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has 
determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs 
exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).
    Sincerely,
James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. E5-997 Filed 3-8-05; 8:45 am]
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