Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada for the period October 1, 2003, to September 30, 2004 (the POR). We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Ivaco Inc. and Ivaco Rolling Mills (IRM) (collectively, ``Ivaco'') and Ispat Sidbec, Inc. (Ispat) (now known as Mittal Canada Inc. (Mittal)\1\) have been made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the publication of this notice.
Certain Iron Metal Castings from India: Notice of Court Decision and Suspension of Liquidation
On June 16, 2005, in Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. v. United States, Slip Op. 05-73, the Court of International Trade (CIT) affirmed the Department of Commerce (the Department) Final Results of Redetermination on Remand dated July 9, 2004. Consistent with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), the Department will continue to order the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise, where appropriate, until there is a ``conclusive'' decision in this case. If the case is not appealed, or if it is affirmed on appeal, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all relevant entries from Calcutta Ferrous Ltd.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Atlantic Herring and Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Regional Administrator proposes to issue an EFP that would allow up to four vessels at any given time to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. The EFP would allow for exemptions from certain regulations that implement the emergency action to address haddock bycatch in the 2005 herring fishery for the period August 1 - October 30, 2005. The EFP would exempt vessels from requirements specified at 50 CFR 648.86(a)(3) that restrict Category 1 herring vessels from possessing more than 1,000 lb (0.45 mt) of haddock per trip. The vessels would be part of a study entitled, ``Modifications to Herring Midwater Trawls to Increase Escapement of Non-Target Species (Haddock),'' which is being coordinated by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on behalf of several research partners. The EFP application is being requested by one of the project partners, East Coast Pelagic Association (ECPA), and would allow trips to compare a standard Atlantic herring midwater trawl with a modified Atlantic herring midwater trawl intended to allow escapement of haddock. Nets would be towed by either two single vessels, or by two sets of midwater pair trawlers, resulting in a maximum of four vessels at any given time. The vessels will test gear modifications and use underwater video gear to research the vertical distribution and reaction behavior of herring and haddock during the seasonal and spatial overlap that occurs between these species on Georges Bank. Research is proposed for the period August 1 - October 30, and participating vessels would deploy a modified net and a standard net at intervals that provide standardized statistical results. The fishing activity would consist of 15-20 trips of 2.5 days each, with approximately 3-5 tows per day, of 3-4 hours each. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a joint meeting of its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs) in New Orleans, LA.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 99-32
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 99-32, Conforming Adjustments Subsequent to Section 482 Allocations.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Multifamily Insurance Benefits Claims Package
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. When the terms of a Multifamily contract are breached or when a mortgagee meets conditions stated within the Multifamily contract for automatic assignment, the holder of the mortgage may file for insurance benefits. To receive these benefits, the mortgagee must prepare and submit to HUD certain information. This package is being combined with 2502-0415.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Multilingual Initiative (MLI) Issue Committee Will Be Conducted (Via Teleconference)
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Multilingual Initiative (MLI) Issue Committee will be conducted (via teleconference). The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Joint Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
An open meeting of the Joint Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted via teleconference. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comment, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 10001
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 10001, Request for Closing Agreement Relating to Advance Refunding Issue Under Sections 148 and 7121 and Revenue Procedure 96-41.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Earned Income Tax Credit Issue Committee
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Earned Income Tax Credit Issue Committee will be conducted (via teleconference). The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Notice 123059-05, Limitations on Dividends Received Deduction and Other Guidance.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, REG-209827-96 and REG-111672-99 (TD 8834), Treatment of Distributions to Foreign Persons Under Sections 367(e)(1) and 367(e)(2) (Sec. Sec. 1.367(e)-1, 1.367(e)-2 and 1.6038B-1).
Privacy Act of 1974; Establishment of a New System of Records
Pursuant to the provision of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD developed the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system, which, heretofore, was known as the Upfront Income Verification (UIV) system used by the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH). This system of records currently supports the administration of programs for families receiving housing assistance from HUD by Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) that administer HUD's public housing and Section 8 tenant-based rental assistance programs. EIV contains income data of Public Housing and Section 8 program participants. EIV also enables PHAs to verify participant-reported income and identifies households that may have under reported their household's annual income. Eventually, EIV will be made available to administrators (owners and management agents) of the Office of Housing's (Housing) rental assistance programs. HUD developed the UIV system to reduce subsidy payment errors as a result of tenant under reporting of income to ensure that limited federal resources serve as many eligible families as possible. EIV will facilitate more timely and accurate verification of tenant-reported income at the time of mandatory annual and interim reexamination of household income. EIV contains personal identifying information from HUD's Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC), such as Head of Households and household members name, date of birth and Social Security Number, unit address, PHA program information, and household income details as reported by the participant to the program administrator. These personal identifying data are extracted from PIC and imported into EIV. The system also contains household member(s) income details as reported by state and federal agencies. HUD obtains income details through computer matching programs. System Security Measures: The integrity and availability of data in EIV is important. Much of the data needs to be protected from unanticipated or unintentional modification. HUD restricts the use of this information to HUD approved officials and PHAs; thus, the data is protected accordingly. Eventually, this restriction will be extended to owners and management agents. Vulnerabilities and corresponding security measures include: (1) Only persons with PIC User Ids and passwords may access EIV; (2) Access to EIV is controlled using EIV's security module. This module controls a user's access to particular modules based on the user's role and security access level; (3) User IDs are utilized to identify access to sensitive data by users; (4) Data corruption/destructionPHA users do not have write access to databases. HUD user's write access is limited to user administration by authorized personnel. This will eliminate the risk of data destruction or corruption. Data Quality: PHAs enter management, building, unit, and family information into PIC. Family information includes the families' names, social security numbers (SSNs), and dates of birth. When a PHA submits family data to PIC, the EIV system will validate each household member's identity. If a household member's identity cannot be verified, EIV will (1) flag the household member record; (2) provide an error message to the PHA, informing the PHA to verify the household member's SSN, name, and/or date of birth; and (3) request the PHA to submit a corrected record (HUD Form 50058) into PIC. EIV will remove the unverified household member record from computer matching request files. This household member identity verification feature was established to help HUD maintain data quality and integrity and to support one of its strategic objectives to prevent fraud and abuse. This identity verification feature will (1) help confirm that those families entitled to benefits receive benefits, (2) assist in limiting the duplication of benefits, and (3) help prevent the false application for benefits, thereby ensuring data quality. In addition, EIV will receive income data from State Wage Information Collection Agencies (SWICAs), federal agencies, and one or more private vendors. This will allow PHAs and, eventually, owners and management agents to verify the income of newly admitted applicants and tenants at the time of mandatory annual and/or interim reexaminations.
Notice of Availability of Draft Changes to HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, “Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs” and Request for Comments
This notice advises the public that HUD is revising Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, ``Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs.'' HUD will make available a copy of the draft, revised handbook on the HUD Web site and invites interested parties to comment on the revisions.
Notice of Revised Agenda and Partial Closure for the July 27, 2005, Meeting of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet on Wednesday, July 27, 2005, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. The meeting will take place via teleconference and will be partially closed to the public. For access to the conference bridge and meeting materials, interested members of the public should contact Ms. Elizabeth Hart at (703) 289-5948, or by e-mail at hart email@example.com by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2005. The NSTAC advises the President of the United States on issues and problems related to implementing national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) telecommunications policy. Between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. the members will discuss the NSTAC work plan for the coming year and the activities of two NSTAC task forces. This portion of the meeting remains open to the public.
Notice of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission-Change to the Date of a Previously Announced Open Meeting (New Orleans, LA); Correction
The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission published a document in the Federal Register of June 7, 2005, concerning an open meeting to receive comments from Federal, State and local government representatives and the general public on base realignment and closure actions in Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi that have been recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD). The date of this meeting has been changed to ensure that government officials and residents of the areas impacted by Hurricane Dennis would be able to participate fully. The delay of this change notice resulted from a recent change to the meeting date due to weather. To avoid confusion, this notice of correction incorporates a previously announced change in location of the meeting. The Commission requests that the public consult the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http:// www.brac.gov, for updates.
Special Access Rates for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers; AT&T Corp. Petition for Rulemaking To Reform Regulation of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Rates for Interstate Special Access Services
By this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau extends the reply comment deadline. Due to the voluminous and complex record received in the initial round of comments, the Bureau agreed with Petitioners filing motions for extensions of time that it may be extremely difficult for parties to review and respond to the comments by the reply comment deadline. In the interest of developing a thorough and complete record in this proceeding, the Bureau grants the Petitioners' request, and hereby extends the reply comment deadline. This extension should allow parties adequate time to review and respond to the record in this proceeding.
Conservation Security Program
The Conservation Security Program (CSP) is authorized by Title XII, Chapter 2, Subchapter A, of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published an amendment to the interim final rule for CSP on March 25, 2005, (70 FR 15201), with a comment period expiring July 25, 2005. By this notice, NRCS is extending the period during which it will accept public comment on the amended interim final rule for CSP to September 9, 2005. This extension is to give the public additional time to comment on key issues that have been raised regarding the implementation of the program under the amended interim final rule.