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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / Notices the ability to control pests and weeds in alfalfa or other crops. Therefore, APHIS has concluded that the subject alfalfa and any progeny derived from hybrid crosses with other non-transformed alfalfa varieties will be as safe to grow as alfalfa varieties in traditional breeding programs that are not subject to regulation under 7 CFR part 340. The effect of this determination is that Monsanto/FGI alfalfa events J101 and J163 are no longer considered regulated articles under APHIS’ regulations in 7 CFR part 340. Therefore, the requirements pertaining to regulated articles under those regulations no longer apply to the subject alfalfa or its progeny. However, importation of J101 and J163 alfalfa and seeds capable of propagation are still subject to the restrictions found in APHIS’ foreign quarantine notices in 7 CFR part 319 and imported seed regulations in 7 CFR part 361. National Environmental Policy Act An environmental assessment was prepared to examine any potential environmental impacts associated with the determination of nonregulated status for the subject alfalfa events. The environmental assessment was prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Based on that environmental assessment, APHIS has reached a finding of no significant impact with regard to the determination that Monsanto/FGI J101 and J163 alfalfa events and lines developed from them are no longer regulated articles under its regulations in 7 CFR part 340. Copies of the environmental assessment and the finding of no significant impact are available from the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622n and 7701–7772; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Dated: Done in Washington, DC, this 21st day of June 2005. Elizabeth E. Gaston, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E5–3323 Filed 6–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Tobacco Transition Payment Program—Successor-in-Interest Contracts Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice requests public comment on the documents to be used by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) in the administration of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) with respect to successor-ininterest contracts, which allow a tobacco quota holder or a tobacco producer who is participating in this program to transfer their rights and obligations to a third-party. DATES: CCC requests comments on any aspect of the documents, which are in the Appendix to this notice and at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/tobacco/. Comments must be received by July 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: CCC invites interested persons to submit comments on these documents. The preferred manner to submit comments is by e-mail at: tob_comments@wdc.usda.gov. Comments may also be submitted by any of the following methods: • Fax: Send to (202) 720–1288. • Mail: Send to Director, Tobacco Division, Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), STOP 0514, Room 4080–S, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0514. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver to the above address. All comments, including names and addresses, provided by respondents become a matter of public record. Comments may be inspected in the Office of the Director, Tobacco Division, FSA, at the above address. Make inspection arrangements by calling (202) 720–7413. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Lewis, Tobacco Division (TD), Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), STOP 0514, Room 4080–S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0514. Phone: (202) 720–0795; e-mail: Joe_Lewis@wdc.usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36919 CCC is seeking comments on the forms relating to successor in interest contracts, consolidation of multiple contracts, and the process flow relating to these transactions. An entity would submit to CCC form CCC–962, ‘‘Agreement to Purchase Tobacco Transition Payment Contract.’’ Required information includes the contract number associated with the transferor’s original contract, the transferor’s and the successor’s names and addresses and the signatures of both parties. In addition, the value of consideration provided by the successor to the transferor and the date such consideration will be paid must be provided. This agreement, once submitted to CCC, is non-revocable. CCC will date and time stamp each form upon receipt and will honor only the first one received. CCC will notify both parties as to the approval or disapproval of the succession. If approved, the transferor no longer has any right to receive payment from CCC under the TTPP contract that was transferred. The successor has all rights to such payment upon execution of form CCC–957, ‘‘Successor in Interest Contract for Quota Holders,’’ or form CCC–958, ‘‘Successor in Interest Contract for Tobacco Producers,’’ as applicable. This form is available at the FSA Web site or at USDA Service Centers. It will be the responsibility of the successor to submit a signed CCC–957 or CCC–958 to CCC. Successors desiring to consolidate multiple contracts acquired from quota holders and producers must submit the ‘‘Appendix to the Tobacco Transition Payment Program Contract, Request for Payment Consolidation Contract’’. The appendix allows 60 existing contract numbers to be consolidated; a continuation form will allow unlimited contracts to be consolidated. Quota holder contracts and producer contracts may not be consolidated on the same form. Upon CCC approval, a new contract number will be issued. If a party succeeds to a tobacco producer contract, the party must certify on form AD–1026, ‘‘Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification’’ to the understanding of the conservation compliance requirements under USDA programs. It is not necessary to complete this form if a previously filed AD–1026 is on file with USDA and there has not been a change in the farming operation or the persons affiliated with the operation from what was previously reported. The successor must also complete a SF–1199A, ‘‘Direct Deposit Sign Up SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 36920 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / Notices Form’’ to sign up for the direct deposit of benefits from USDA into the account of a payee. Parties electing to appoint someone to act on their behalf as attorney-in-fact must complete the FSA–211, ‘‘Power of Attorney.’’ This form must have the signature witnessed by an FSA employee or notarized by a Notary Public. The completed original form must be submitted in hard copy to the appropriate FSA Service Center. FSA– 211’s received via facsimile will also be accepted. Financial institutions and other similar entities must also provide documentation concerning who is authorized to sign for the entity. The following types of evidence are acceptable: Corporate charter, bylaws, articles of partnership, or a letter signed by the entity’s officer designating individuals authorized to sign. To facilitate and expedite the approval process, CCC intends to require financial institutions and other successors, other than individuals, to VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 first submit certain information to: Tobacco Division, Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), STOP 0514, Room 4080–S, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0514. Successors will submit the information once to CCC and CCC will make the data available to the FSA Service Centers. Centralizing the procedure avoids the need for the financial institutions and other businesses to submit records to each FSA Service Center where they intend to conduct business. This information includes: Name, address and tax identification number of the company; Form AD–1026, ‘‘Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification’’, if applicable; Form SF–1199A, ‘‘Direct Deposit Sign Up Form;’’ Form FSA–211, ‘‘Power of Attorney’’, if applicable; The names and titles of persons eligible to sign for the business entity. CCC will post on the FSA Web site the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 names and address of the businesses that have submitted the required information. Instructions on where to submit the following forms have not been finalized: Form CCC–962, ‘‘Agreement to Purchase Tobacco Transition Payment Contract.’’ Form CCC–957, ‘‘Successor in Interest Contract for Quota Holders,’ Form CCC–958, ‘‘Successor in Interest Contract for Tobacco Producers ‘‘Appendix to the Tobacco Transition Payment Program Contract, Request for Payment Consolidation Contract.’’ Comments on the forms relating to successor in interest contracts, consolidation of multiple contracts, and the process flow relating to these transactions must be received by July 11, 2005. Signed in Washington, DC June 17, 2005. Michael W. Yost, Acting Executive Vice-President, Commodity Credit Corporation. BILLING CODE 3410–05–P E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 36921 EN27JN05.019</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / Notices VerDate jul<14>2003 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / Notices 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 EN27JN05.020</GPH> 36922 VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 36923 EN27JN05.021</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / Notices VerDate jul<14>2003 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / Notices 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 EN27JN05.022</GPH> 36924 VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 36925 EN27JN05.023</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / Notices VerDate jul<14>2003 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / Notices 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 EN27JN05.024</GPH> 36926 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / Notices [FR Doc. 05–12615 Filed 6–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–C Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Vermont Advisory Committee DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Tehama County Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Tehama County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Red Bluff, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Approval of Minutes, (3) Public Comment, (4) Project Proposal/Possible Action, (5) Vegetation Opportunities on the Lassen, (6) Report on Walk in the Woods, (7) Update on Projects, (8) General Discussion, (9) County Update, (10) Next Agenda. The meeting will be held on July 14, 2005 from 9 a.m. and end at approximately 12 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Lincoln Street School, Conference Room A, 1135 Lincoln Street, Red Bluff, CA. Individuals wishing to speak or propose agenda items must send their names and proposals to Jim Giachino, DFO, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobbin Gaddini, Committee Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Grindstone Ranger District, PO Box 164, Elk Creek, CA 95939. (530) 968–5329; e-mail ggaddini@fs.fed.us. The meeting is open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, persons who wish to bring matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Public input sessions will be provided and individuals who made written requests by July 12, 2005 will have the opportunity to address the committee at those sessions. Dated: June 20, 2005. James F. Giachino, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 05–12625 Filed 6–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M 19:01 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that a conference call of the Vermont Advisory Committee will convene at 2 p.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2005. The purpose of the conference call is to discuss immigration issues in Vermont. This conference call is available to the public through the following call-in number: 1–800–473–7795, access code: 42437388. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls not initiated using the supplied call-in number or over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls using the call-in number over land-line connections. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and access code. To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting Barbara de La Viez of the Eastern Regional Office at 202–376–7533 by 4 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2005. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission. Dated in Washington, DC, June 16, 2005. Ivy L. Davis, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 05–12646 Filed 6–24–05; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–101] Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order; Greige Polyester Cotton Printcloth from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on greige polyester cotton AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36927 printcloth (‘‘printcloth’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘China’’) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of this antidumping duty order. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 27, 2005. FOR CONTACT INFORMATION: Hilary E. Sadler, Esq., or Maureen Flannery, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4340 or (202) 482– 3020, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 1, 2004, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on greige polyester printcloth from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’).1 As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail were the order to be revoked.2 On June 2, 2005, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on printcloth from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.3 Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order The scope remains unchanged from the Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review; Greige Polyester Cotton Printcloth from the People’s Republic of China, 64 FR 13399 (March 18, 1999). The merchandise subject to this antidumping order is greige polyester cotton printcloth, other than 80 x 80 type. Greige polyester cotton printcloth is of chief weight cotton,4 unbleached 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 69 FR 9585 (March 1, 2004) and ITC’s Investigation No. 731-TA-101 (Second Review), 69 FR 9640 (March 1, 2004). 2 See Greige Polyester Printcloth from the People’s Republic of China; Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 69 FR 40611 (July 6, 2004). 3 See Investigation No. 731-TA-101 (Second Review), 70 FR 32371 (June 2, 2005). 4 In the scope from the original investigation, the Department defined the subject merchandise by chief value (i.e., the subject merchandise was of chief value cotton). For the purposes of this review, we have incorporated the U.S Customs Service’s E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM Continued 27JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Tobacco Transition Payment Program--Successor-in-Interest 
Contracts

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice requests public comment on the documents to be 
used by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) in the administration of 
the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) with respect to 
successor-in-interest contracts, which allow a tobacco quota holder or 
a tobacco producer who is participating in this program to transfer 
their rights and obligations to a third-party.

DATES: CCC requests comments on any aspect of the documents, which are 
in the Appendix to this notice and at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/tobacco/. 
Comments must be received by July 11, 2005.

ADDRESSES: CCC invites interested persons to submit comments on these 
documents. The preferred manner to submit comments is by e-mail at: 
tob_comments@wdc.usda.gov. Comments may also be submitted by any of 
the following methods:
     Fax: Send to (202) 720-1288.
     Mail: Send to Director, Tobacco Division, Farm Service 
Agency, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), STOP 0514, Room 
4080-S, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-0514.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver to the above address.
    All comments, including names and addresses, provided by 
respondents become a matter of public record. Comments may be inspected 
in the Office of the Director, Tobacco Division, FSA, at the above 
address. Make inspection arrangements by calling (202) 720-7413.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Lewis, Tobacco Division (TD), Farm 
Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), STOP 
0514, Room 4080-S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-
0514. Phone: (202) 720-0795; e-mail: Joe--Lewis@wdc.usda.gov.
    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact 
the USDA Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CCC is seeking comments on the forms 
relating to successor in interest contracts, consolidation of multiple 
contracts, and the process flow relating to these transactions.
    An entity would submit to CCC form CCC-962, ``Agreement to Purchase 
Tobacco Transition Payment Contract.'' Required information includes 
the contract number associated with the transferor's original contract, 
the transferor's and the successor's names and addresses and the 
signatures of both parties. In addition, the value of consideration 
provided by the successor to the transferor and the date such 
consideration will be paid must be provided. This agreement, once 
submitted to CCC, is non-revocable. CCC will date and time stamp each 
form upon receipt and will honor only the first one received.
    CCC will notify both parties as to the approval or disapproval of 
the succession. If approved, the transferor no longer has any right to 
receive payment from CCC under the TTPP contract that was transferred. 
The successor has all rights to such payment upon execution of form 
CCC-957, ``Successor in Interest Contract for Quota Holders,'' or form 
CCC-958, ``Successor in Interest Contract for Tobacco Producers,'' as 
applicable. This form is available at the FSA Web site or at USDA 
Service Centers. It will be the responsibility of the successor to 
submit a signed CCC-957 or CCC-958 to CCC.
    Successors desiring to consolidate multiple contracts acquired from 
quota holders and producers must submit the ``Appendix to the Tobacco 
Transition Payment Program Contract, Request for Payment Consolidation 
Contract''. The appendix allows 60 existing contract numbers to be 
consolidated; a continuation form will allow unlimited contracts to be 
consolidated. Quota holder contracts and producer contracts may not be 
consolidated on the same form. Upon CCC approval, a new contract number 
will be issued.
    If a party succeeds to a tobacco producer contract, the party must 
certify on form AD-1026, ``Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and 
Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification'' to the understanding of the 
conservation compliance requirements under USDA programs. It is not 
necessary to complete this form if a previously filed AD-1026 is on 
file with USDA and there has not been a change in the farming operation 
or the persons affiliated with the operation from what was previously 
reported.
    The successor must also complete a SF-1199A, ``Direct Deposit Sign 
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Form'' to sign up for the direct deposit of benefits from USDA into the 
account of a payee.
    Parties electing to appoint someone to act on their behalf as 
attorney-in-fact must complete the FSA-211, ``Power of Attorney.'' This 
form must have the signature witnessed by an FSA employee or notarized 
by a Notary Public. The completed original form must be submitted in 
hard copy to the appropriate FSA Service Center. FSA-211's received via 
facsimile will also be accepted.
    Financial institutions and other similar entities must also provide 
documentation concerning who is authorized to sign for the entity. The 
following types of evidence are acceptable: Corporate charter, bylaws, 
articles of partnership, or a letter signed by the entity's officer 
designating individuals authorized to sign.
    To facilitate and expedite the approval process, CCC intends to 
require financial institutions and other successors, other than 
individuals, to first submit certain information to: Tobacco Division, 
Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
STOP 0514, Room 4080-S, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 
20250-0514. Successors will submit the information once to CCC and CCC 
will make the data available to the FSA Service Centers. Centralizing 
the procedure avoids the need for the financial institutions and other 
businesses to submit records to each FSA Service Center where they 
intend to conduct business. This information includes:
    Name, address and tax identification number of the company;
    Form AD-1026, ``Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and 
Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification'', if applicable;
    Form SF-1199A, ``Direct Deposit Sign Up Form;''
    Form FSA-211, ``Power of Attorney'', if applicable;
    The names and titles of persons eligible to sign for the business 
entity. CCC will post on the FSA Web site the names and address of the 
businesses that have submitted the required information.
    Instructions on where to submit the following forms have not been 
finalized:
    Form CCC-962, ``Agreement to Purchase Tobacco Transition Payment 
Contract.''
    Form CCC-957, ``Successor in Interest Contract for Quota Holders,'
    Form CCC-958, ``Successor in Interest Contract for Tobacco 
Producers
    ``Appendix to the Tobacco Transition Payment Program Contract, 
Request for Payment Consolidation Contract.''
    Comments on the forms relating to successor in interest contracts, 
consolidation of multiple contracts, and the process flow relating to 
these transactions must be received by July 11, 2005.

    Signed in Washington, DC June 17, 2005.
Michael W. Yost,
Acting Executive Vice-President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
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