Requirement for Reporting the Kimberley Process Certificate Number for Exports and Reexports of Rough Diamonds, 25773-25774 [05-9629]

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[FR Doc. 05–9655 Filed 5–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–62–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census 15 CFR Part 30 [Docket Number 041029301–5119–02] RIN 0607–AA44 Requirement for Reporting the Kimberley Process Certificate Number for Exports and Reexports of Rough Diamonds Bureau of the Census, Commerce Department. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Census Bureau (Census Bureau) is amending the Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations (FTSR) to incorporate the requirement that the Kimberley Process Certificate (KPC) number for the exports and the reexports of rough diamonds be filed through the Automated Export System (AES). This rule serves to carry out the purposes of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003, which implemented the Clean Diamond Trade Act and the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in the United States. DATES: This rule is effective June 15, 2005. C. Harvey Monk, Jr., Chief, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2104, Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233–6700; by phone at (301) 763– 2255; by fax at (301) 457–2645; or by email: c.harvey.monk.jr@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the January 12, 2005 Federal Register, 70 FR 2072, the Census Bureau published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments for a requirement that the KPC number for exports and reexports of rough diamonds be filed through the AES. Public comments were FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 16. The authority citation for part 385 continues to read as follows: I § 385.12 Authority: Sec. 204, 1002, Pub. L. 85–726, as amended, 72 Stat. 743, 797; 49 U.S.C. 1324, 1502. Act of August 31, 1951, ch. 376, 65 Stat. 268; 31 U.S.C. 483a. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 25773 requested through February 11, 2005. The Census Bureau did not receive any comments on the proposed rule. This final rule adopts the measures contained in the proposed rule. This final rule amends 15 CFR part 30 by revising § 30.63 of the FTSR to specify the requirement for reporting the KPC number via the AES for exports and reexports of rough diamonds. On July 29, 2003, the President issued Executive Order 13312, which implemented Public Law 108–19, known as the Clean Diamond Trade Act (the Act). The Act implemented the Kimberley Process in the United States by authorizing the President to prohibit the importation into or the exportation from the United States of any rough diamond, from whatever source, unless the rough diamond is controlled through the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, as defined in the Act. Pursuant to the Act, shipments of rough diamonds between the United States and nonparticipants in the Kimberley Process are prohibited, and shipments between the United States and participants are permitted only if they are handled in accordance with the standards, practices, and procedures of the Kimberley Process set forth in the Rough Diamonds Control Regulations, 31 CFR part 592, promulgated by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) (see 69 FR 56936 dated September 23, 2004). Section 6 of the Act names the Census Bureau as the exporting authority for the United States. This requires the Census Bureau to validate the KPC for exports of rough diamonds. The KPC is a forgery-resistant document of a participant nation or entity that demonstrates that an exportation of rough diamonds has been controlled through the Kimberley Process and contains the minimum elements required by OFAC regulations (Title 31 CFR part 592). Each KPC is assigned an identification number called the KPC number. To comply with the requirements of the Act, the Census Bureau amended the FTSR on October 20, 2003, to incorporate requirements for the mandatory electronic filing via the AES of exports of rough diamonds. The Census Bureau is now amending the FTSR to require the reporting through AES of the KPC number found on the KPC for all exports of rough diamonds classified under Harmonized System subheadings 7102.10, 7102.21, and 7102.31. This requirement will not affect filers of Shipper’s Export Declarations since all exports of rough diamonds are required to be filed through the AES. E:\FR\FM\16MYR1.SGM 16MYR1 25774 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 93 / Monday, May 16, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Shipments of rough diamonds from the United States must also meet additional Department of the Treasury requirements identified in the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Rough Diamonds Control Regulations, title 31 CFR part 592. Executive Order 12866 This final rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866. Executive Order 13132 This final rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications, as that term is defined in E.O. 13132. PART 30—FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS 1. The authority citation for part 30 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 13 U.S.C. 301– 307; 19 U.S.C. 3901–3913; Reorganization Plan 5 of 1950 (3 CFR 1949–1953 Comp., 1004); Executive Order 13312, Implementing the Clean Diamond Act, 68 FR 45151 (31 CFR Part 592); and Department of Commerce Organization Order No. 35–2A, July 22, 1987, as amended, and No. 35–2B, December 20, 1996, as amended. Subpart E—Electronic Filing Requirements—Shipper’s Export Information 2. In § 30.63, add a paragraph (b)(22) to read as follows: I Paperwork Reduction Act The collection of information required in this final rule has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This rule contains a collectionof-information subject to the requirements of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), which has been approved under OMB control number 0607–0152. The reporting and recordkeeping burden for this requirement is estimated at 10 total burden hours. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a current, valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. § 30.63 Information required to be reported electronically through AES (data elements). * * * * * (b) * * * (22) Kimberley Process Certificate (KPC) number. The unique identifying number of the KPC issued by the United States Kimberley Process Authority that must accompany any export shipment of rough diamonds. Rough diamonds are classified under 6-digit Harmonized System subheadings 7102.10, 7102.21, and 7102.31. Enter the KPC number in the license number field excluding the 2-digit U.S. ISO country code. * * * * * Dated: May 10, 2005. Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 05–9629 Filed 5–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P Regulatory Flexibility Act The Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce, certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration, under the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605 (b)), that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The factual basis for this certification was published with the proposed rule. No comments were received regarding the economic impact of this final rule. As a result, no final regulatory flexibility analysis was prepared. List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 30 Economic statistics, Foreign trade, Exports, and Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons set out in the preamble, title 15 CFR part 30, is amended as follows: I VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 May 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration 15 CFR Parts 335 and 340 Docket No: 050406093-5093-01 RIN 0625-AA67 Imports of Certain Worsted Wool Fabric: Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Interim Final Rule, Request for Comments AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) is amending its regulation, which governs the establishment of tariff rate quotas (TRQ) for a limited quantity of worsted wool fabrics pursuant to Title V of the Trade PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 and Development Act of 2000 (‘‘the Act’’) as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 and the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, (Public law 108-429). Section 501(e) of the Act requires the President to fairly allocate TRQs on the import of certain worsted wool fabric. Section 504(b) of the Act authorizes the President to modify the limitations on worsted wool fabric imports under TRQs. The President has delegated to the Secretary of Commerce the authority to allocate the quantity of imports under the TRQs (specifically for wool products under HTS headings, 9902.51.11 and 9902.51.12) and to determine whether the limitations on the quantity of imports under the TRQs should be modified. This interim rule is necessary to implement the amendment to the Act included in the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, (Public law 108-429). Principally, this document amends the regulations to specify which HTS categories may be allocated as TRQs and to eliminate Commerce’s authority to modify these quotas. DATES: This interim final rule is effective May 16, 2005 To be considered, written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to: James C. Leonard III, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Botero, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Act created Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11 and HTS heading 9902.51.12, which established two TRQs, providing for temporary reductions for three years in the import duties on two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers: (1) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns, the reduction in duty is limited to 2,500,000 square meter equivalents or such other quantity proclaimed by the President; and (2) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less, the reduction in duty is limited to 1,500,000 square meter equivalents or such other quantity proclaimed by the President, respectively. The Act required that the TRQs be allocated. More specifically, the President must ensure that the TRQs are fairly allocated to persons (including E:\FR\FM\16MYR1.SGM 16MYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

15 CFR Part 30

[Docket Number 041029301-5119-02]
RIN 0607-AA44


Requirement for Reporting the Kimberley Process Certificate 
Number for Exports and Reexports of Rough Diamonds

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce Department.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Census Bureau (Census Bureau) is amending the Foreign 
Trade Statistics Regulations (FTSR) to incorporate the requirement that 
the Kimberley Process Certificate (KPC) number for the exports and the 
reexports of rough diamonds be filed through the Automated Export 
System (AES). This rule serves to carry out the purposes of Executive 
Order 13312 of July 29, 2003, which implemented the Clean Diamond Trade 
Act and the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in the United 
States.

DATES: This rule is effective June 15, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: C. Harvey Monk, Jr., Chief, Foreign 
Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2104, Federal Building 3, 
Washington, DC 20233-6700; by phone at (301) 763-2255; by fax at (301) 
457-2645; or by e-mail: c.harvey.monk.jr@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the January 12, 2005 Federal Register, 70 
FR 2072, the Census Bureau published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
and request for comments for a requirement that the KPC number for 
exports and reexports of rough diamonds be filed through the AES. 
Public comments were requested through February 11, 2005. The Census 
Bureau did not receive any comments on the proposed rule. This final 
rule adopts the measures contained in the proposed rule.
    This final rule amends 15 CFR part 30 by revising Sec.  30.63 of 
the FTSR to specify the requirement for reporting the KPC number via 
the AES for exports and reexports of rough diamonds. On July 29, 2003, 
the President issued Executive Order 13312, which implemented Public 
Law 108-19, known as the Clean Diamond Trade Act (the Act). The Act 
implemented the Kimberley Process in the United States by authorizing 
the President to prohibit the importation into or the exportation from 
the United States of any rough diamond, from whatever source, unless 
the rough diamond is controlled through the Kimberley Process 
Certification Scheme, as defined in the Act. Pursuant to the Act, 
shipments of rough diamonds between the United States and 
nonparticipants in the Kimberley Process are prohibited, and shipments 
between the United States and participants are permitted only if they 
are handled in accordance with the standards, practices, and procedures 
of the Kimberley Process set forth in the Rough Diamonds Control 
Regulations, 31 CFR part 592, promulgated by the Department of the 
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) (see 69 FR 56936 
dated September 23, 2004).
    Section 6 of the Act names the Census Bureau as the exporting 
authority for the United States. This requires the Census Bureau to 
validate the KPC for exports of rough diamonds. The KPC is a forgery-
resistant document of a participant nation or entity that demonstrates 
that an exportation of rough diamonds has been controlled through the 
Kimberley Process and contains the minimum elements required by OFAC 
regulations (Title 31 CFR part 592). Each KPC is assigned an 
identification number called the KPC number.
    To comply with the requirements of the Act, the Census Bureau 
amended the FTSR on October 20, 2003, to incorporate requirements for 
the mandatory electronic filing via the AES of exports of rough 
diamonds. The Census Bureau is now amending the FTSR to require the 
reporting through AES of the KPC number found on the KPC for all 
exports of rough diamonds classified under Harmonized System 
subheadings 7102.10, 7102.21, and 7102.31. This requirement will not 
affect filers of Shipper's Export Declarations since all exports of 
rough diamonds are required to be filed through the AES.

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    Shipments of rough diamonds from the United States must also meet 
additional Department of the Treasury requirements identified in the 
Office of Foreign Assets Control's Rough Diamonds Control Regulations, 
title 31 CFR part 592.

Executive Order 12866

    This final rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of E.O. 12866.

Executive Order 13132

    This final rule does not contain policies with Federalism 
implications, as that term is defined in E.O. 13132.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The collection of information required in this final rule has been 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA). This rule contains a collection-of-information 
subject to the requirements of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), which 
has been approved under OMB control number 0607-0152. The reporting and 
recordkeeping burden for this requirement is estimated at 10 total 
burden hours. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for 
failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), unless that 
collection of information displays a current, valid Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce, 
certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business 
Administration, under the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(5 U.S.C. 605 (b)), that this rule will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The factual basis for 
this certification was published with the proposed rule. No comments 
were received regarding the economic impact of this final rule. As a 
result, no final regulatory flexibility analysis was prepared.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 30

    Economic statistics, Foreign trade, Exports, and Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.


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For the reasons set out in the preamble, title 15 CFR part 30, is 
amended as follows:

PART 30--FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS

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1. The authority citation for part 30 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 19 U.S.C. 3901-3913; 
Reorganization Plan 5 of 1950 (3 CFR 1949-1953 Comp., 1004); 
Executive Order 13312, Implementing the Clean Diamond Act, 68 FR 
45151 (31 CFR Part 592); and Department of Commerce Organization 
Order No. 35-2A, July 22, 1987, as amended, and No. 35-2B, December 
20, 1996, as amended.

Subpart E--Electronic Filing Requirements--Shipper's Export 
Information

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2. In Sec.  30.63, add a paragraph (b)(22) to read as follows:


Sec.  30.63  Information required to be reported electronically through 
AES (data elements).

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (22) Kimberley Process Certificate (KPC) number. The unique 
identifying number of the KPC issued by the United States Kimberley 
Process Authority that must accompany any export shipment of rough 
diamonds. Rough diamonds are classified under 6-digit Harmonized System 
subheadings 7102.10, 7102.21, and 7102.31. Enter the KPC number in the 
license number field excluding the 2-digit U.S. ISO country code.
* * * * *

    Dated: May 10, 2005.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
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