Denial of Commercial Availability Request under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), 12204-12205 [E5-1028]

Download as PDF 12204 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices Federal Register on February 1, 2005 (70 FR 5161). Dated: March 8, 2005. Rebecca Lent, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–4837 Filed 3–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 030705C] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day Council meeting on March 29–31, 2005, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, beginning at 9 a.m. and on Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840; telephone (401) 847–3300. Requests for special accommodations should be addressed to the New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Following introductions, the Council will receive reports from the Council Chairman, Executive Director, the NMFS Regional Administrator, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel, representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, NMFS Enforcement and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Additional reports to the Council will address the recent Gear Conflict Workshop held by members of the fishing industry and an update on the New England Fleet Visioning VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 Project. During the morning session, the Council will receive two briefings on ecosystem approaches to fisheries management, followed by a question and answer period. Following a lunch break, there will be an opportunity to review and comment on the draft proposed rule for Framework Adjustment 17 to the Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). During this discussion, there will be a particular focus on the ‘‘power down’’ provision for scallop general category vessel that are required to carry vessel monitoring systems. There will be initial Council action on Framework Adjustment 1 to the Spiny Dogfish FMP, a modification to the plan that would allow multi-year specifications to be set for the fishery. At the end of the day, NOAA Fisheries staff will brief the Council on the alternatives contained in the Draft Environmental Impacts Statement for the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan and the potential impact of the proposed measures on Council fishery management plans. Wednesday, March 30, 2005 During the Wednesday morning session, the Council Executive Director will provide a report on a draft Council Conservation and Management Policy. Following Council comments and possible approval of the policy, the remainder of the day will be used to address bycatch issues. Specifically, the Council’s Bycatch Committee will discuss bycatch reduction measures for the herring, whiting and groundfish fisheries. The Council will make final decisions concerning which measures would be the most appropriate to implement through a possible framework adjustment, or alternatively, through Emergency Action, Flexible Area Action System, or other vehicle. If the Council agrees to implement measures through a framework, final action could be taken at this meeting to approve measures for inclusion in the Northeast Multipspecies and/or Herring FMPs. Thursday, March 31, 2005 The morning session will begin with a summary of the activities currently underway and associated with development of EFH Omnibus Amendment #2. An open period for public comments on subjects not otherwise listed on the agenda also will be provided. A report from the Groundfish Committee will follow. Issues to be addressed include final action on Framework Adjustment 41 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP (access to Closed Area I hook gear sector/ haddock special access program for non- PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sector vessels) a report on the development of the biennial framework adjustment for fishing years 2005–2006 and recommendations for the Eastern U.S. Canada Area for fishing year 2005. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 8, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–1025 Filed 3–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Denial of Commercial Availability Request under the United StatesCaribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) March 7, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Denial of the request alleging that 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 under the CBTPA, AGOA, and ATPDEA. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On January 3, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Alston & Bird, LLP, on behalf of Ge-Ray Fabrics, Inc., alleging that certain anti-microbial elastomeric filament yarn, of the specifications E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices 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 requested that knit apparel articles from such yarns or from U.S. formed fabrics containing such yarns, be eligible for preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the U.S. Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA). 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 ATPDEA, Presidential Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002, Executive Order 13277 of November 19, 2002, and the United States Trade Representative’s Notice of Redelegation of Authority and 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, VerDate jul<14>2003 16:40 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 Ge-Ray Fabrics, Inc., alleging that certain anti-microbial elastomeric filament yarn 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 requested that knit 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. On January 10, 2005, CITA published a Federal Register notice requesting public comments on the request, particularly with respect to whether these yarns can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. See Request for Public Comments on a Commercial Availability Request under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), 70 FR 1694 (January 10, 2005). On January 26, 2005, CITA and USTR offered to hold consultations with the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, but no consultations were requested. We also requested advice from the U.S. International Trade Commission and the relevant Industry Trade Advisory Committees. CITA found that anti-microbial elastomeric yarn can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities and in a timely manner. Specifically, CITA found that there are several domestic manufacturers who currently produce the subject yarns and are capable of producing the subject yarn, or a substitutable yarn with the same characteristics, in commercial quantities and in a timely manner. On the basis of currently available information and our review of this request, CITA has determined that there is domestic capacity to supply the subject product, or a substitutable product, in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Ge-Ray’s request is denied. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 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AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. I), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: U.S. Army War College Subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. Dates of Meeting: April 28, 2005, and April 29, 2005. Place of Meeting: U.S. Army War College, 122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle, PA, Command Conference Room, Root Hall, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 17013. Time of Meeting: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Proposed Agenda: Receive information briefings; conduct discussions with the Commandant and staff and faculty; table and examine online College issues; assess resident and distance education programs, selfstudy techniques, assemble a working group for the concentrated review of institutional policies and a working group to address committee membership and charter issues; propose strategies and recommendations that will continue the momentum of Federal accreditation success and guarantee compliance with regional accreditation standards. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request advance approval or obtain E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


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

March 7, 2005.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA).

ACTION: Denial of the request alleging that 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 under the 
CBTPA, AGOA, and ATPDEA.

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SUMMARY: On January 3, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a petition 
from Alston & Bird, LLP, on behalf of Ge-Ray Fabrics, Inc., alleging 
that certain anti-microbial elastomeric filament yarn, of the 
specifications

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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 requested that knit apparel articles from such 
yarns or from U.S. formed fabrics containing such yarns, be eligible 
for preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act 
(AGOA), the U.S. - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), and 
the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA).

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 
ATPDEA, Presidential Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002, 
Executive Order 13277 of November 19, 2002, and the United States 
Trade Representative's Notice of Redelegation of Authority and 
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 Ge-Ray Fabrics, Inc., alleging that 
certain anti-microbial elastomeric filament yarn 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 requested that 
knit 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.
    On January 10, 2005, CITA published a Federal Register notice 
requesting public comments on the request, particularly with respect to 
whether these yarns can be supplied by the domestic industry in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner. See Request for Public 
Comments on a Commercial Availability Request under the African Growth 
and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act 
(CBTPA), and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act 
(ATPDEA), 70 FR 1694 (January 10, 2005). On January 26, 2005, CITA and 
USTR offered to hold consultations with the House Ways and Means 
Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, but no consultations were 
requested. We also requested advice from the U.S. International Trade 
Commission and the relevant Industry Trade Advisory Committees.
    CITA found that anti-microbial elastomeric yarn can be supplied by 
the domestic industry in commercial quantities and in a timely manner. 
Specifically, CITA found that there are several domestic manufacturers 
who currently produce the subject yarns and are capable of producing 
the subject yarn, or a substitutable yarn with the same 
characteristics, in commercial quantities and in a timely manner.
    On the basis of currently available information and our review of 
this request, CITA has determined that there is domestic capacity to 
supply the subject product, or a substitutable product, in commercial 
quantities in a timely manner. Ge-Ray's request is denied.

James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. E5-1028 Filed 3-10-05; 8:45 am]
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