Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), 12655-12656 [05-5207]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 15, 2005 / Notices commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA. SUMMARY: On March 9, 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 and herringbone twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, ring spun and plied yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheadings 5209.43.0050 and 5209.49.0090 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 30, 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: 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 9, 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 and herringbone twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, ring spun and plied yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified HTSUS subheadings 5209.43.0050 and 5209.49.0090, 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 certain apparel articles 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: 153, 154, 155, 156, W3004 100% Cotton 301 - 303 g/m2 142 - 145 centimeters 25 -26 warp ends per centimeter; 23 - 24 filling pick per centimeter; total 48 - 50 threads per square centimeter 35/2 - 36/2 metric warp and filling, ring spun; Overall average yarn number: 32-34 metric 4-thread twill; herringbone twill Of two or more yarns of different colors in the warp and filling, napped on both sides 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. Finish: 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 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 because the fabric is heavily 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 30, 2005. Interested persons are invited to submit six copies of such comments or information to the VerDate jul<14>2003 15:31 Mar 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12655 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.05–5206 Filed 3–11–05; 2:16 pm] 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 11, 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 irregular 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 9, 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, double faced irregular sateen weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single yarns, of the specifications E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 12656 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 15, 2005 / Notices detailed below, classified in subheading 5209.59.0025 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 woven cotton shirts and blouses 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 30, 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: 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. 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. Finish: Background: The petitioner further describes the fabric as follows: One face appears to be piece dyed, but in fact the filing yarns have been dyed prior to weaving. There are two sets of filling yarns, thus a loom capable of pick and pick filling insertion is required. In this instance, the warp is also dyed prior to weaving, but may be undyed as well. On the other face (intended to be the fabric back), the dyed yarns have been covered by a vivid print, which extends from selvedge to selvedge. The printing is done with fiber reactive dyes, not pigments. The fabric is heavily napped 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 30, 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 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 9, 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 irregular sateen weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single yarns, of the VerDate jul<14>2003 18:06 Mar 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 Specifications: Petitioner Style No: Fiber Content: Weight: Width: Thread Count: Yarn Number: Weave: PO 00000 Frm 00012 5225 100% Cotton 325-327 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 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., 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.05–5207 Filed 3–11–05; 2:16 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Assessment for Beddown of Training and Support Initiatives at Northwest Field, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam (U.S. Territory) AGENCY: United States Air Force. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 United States Code 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 1500–1508), and Air Force’s Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) as implemented by 32 CFR part 989, the United States Air Force (Air Force) is issuing this notice to advise the public of our preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Beddown of Training and Support Initiatives at Northwest Field, Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam. The EA will analyze and evaluate the effects of alternatives for the proposed basing of training and support initiatives at Northwest Field. The Air Force evaluated various initial E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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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 11, 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, double faced irregular 
sateen 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 9, 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, double faced 
irregular sateen weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single yarns, of 
the specifications

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detailed below, classified in subheading 5209.59.0025 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 woven cotton shirts and blouses 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 30, 
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 9, 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 irregular 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 
quota- and 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:            5225
Fiber Content:                  100% Cotton
Weight:                         325-327 g/m2
Width:                          148 - 152 centimeters
Thread Count:                   33 - 35 warp ends per centimeter; 57 -
                                 59 filling picks per centimeter; total
                                 90 - 94 threads per square centimeter
Yarn Number:                    50 - 52 metric warp; 23 - 25 metric
                                 filling; overall average yarn number:
                                 28 - 30 metric
Weave:                          Double faced irregular 3 X 1 sateen
Finish:                         Printed on one side on yarns of
                                 different colors; napped on both sides;
                                 Sanforized
 

The petitioner further describes the fabric as follows:

     One face appears to be piece dyed, but in fact the filing yarns 
have been dyed prior to weaving. There are two sets of filling yarns, 
thus a loom capable of pick and pick filling insertion is required. In 
this instance, the warp is also dyed prior to weaving, but may be 
undyed as well. On the other face (intended to be the fabric back), the 
dyed yarns have been covered by a vivid print, which extends from 
selvedge to selvedge. The printing is done with fiber reactive dyes, 
not pigments. The fabric is heavily napped 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 30, 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, NW., 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.05-5207 Filed 3-11-05; 2:16 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S