Implementation of Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics Established Under Title IV of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, 53169-53170 [05-17826]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated August 30, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit room B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at https:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review The Department determines that revocation of the countervailing duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the rate listed below: Producers/Exporters Net Countervailable Subsidy (percent) All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters ....... 43.71 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 30, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–4857 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Docket Number: 050830232-5232-01 Implementation of Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics Established Under Title IV of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice Announcing the Availability of Grant Funds. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice announces the availability of grant funds in calendar year 2005 for manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. The purpose of this notice is to provide the general public with a single source of program and application information related to the worsted wool grant offerings, and it contains the information about the program required to be published in the Federal Register. DATES: Applications by eligible U.S. producers of certain worsted wool fabrics must be received or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Standard Time on October 7, 2005. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Industry Assessment Division, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-4058. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access: The full funding opportunity announcement for the worsted wool fabrics program is available through FedGrants at https:// www.grants.gov. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is 11.113, Special Projects. Statutory Authority: Section 4002(c)(6) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the ‘‘Act’’). Program Description: Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, manufacturers of two categories of worsted wool fabrics. The first category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53169 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 micron (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.11. The second category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters of 18.5 micron or less (HTS heading 9902.51.12); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.12. Funding Availability: The Secretary of Commerce is authorized under section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act to provide grants to manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (the ‘‘Trust Fund’’). The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in each of calendar years 2005, 2006 and 2007. The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.12 shall also be $2,666,000 in each of calendar years 2005, 2006 and 2007. Eligibility Criteria: Eligible applicants for the worsted wool fabric program include persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, manufacturers of worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12. Any manufacturer who becomes a successorof-interest to a manufacturer of the worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.12 during 1999, 2000 or 2001 because of a reorganization or otherwise, shall be eligible to apply for such grants. Applications to Receive Allocations: An applicant must have produced worsted wool fabric of a kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12 in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. Applicants must provide: (1) company name, address, contact and phone number; (2) Federal tax identification number; (3) the name and address of each plant or location in the United States where worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.12 was woven by the applicant; (4) the quantity E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 53170 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; and (5) the value of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. This data must indicate actual production (not estimates) of worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12. At the conclusion of the application, the applicant must attest that ‘‘all information contained in the application is complete and correct and no false claims, statements, or representations have been made.’’ Applicants should be aware that, generally, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3729, persons providing a false or fraudulent claims, and, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001, persons making materially false statements or representations, are subject to civil or criminal penalties, respectively. Information that is marked ‘‘business confidential’’ will be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. Other Application Requirements: Complete applications must include the following forms and documents: CD346, Applicant for Funding Assistance; CD-511, Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; Drug-Free Workplace Requirements and Lobbying; SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance; and SF-424B, Assurances Non-Construction Programs. The CD forms are available via web site: https:// www.osec.doc.gov/forms/direct.htm The SF forms are available via web site: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/ grantslforms.html. This document contains collection-ofinformation requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of Standard Forms 269, 424, 424A, 424B, SF-LLL, and CD-346 has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective control numbers 0348-0039, 0348-0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046, and 0605-0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Allocation Procedures: Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act requires that each grant be allocated among eligible applicants on the basis of the percentage VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 of each manufacturers’ production of the fabric described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.12 for calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, compared to the production of such fabric by all manufacturers who qualify for such grants. Following the closing date of the receipt of applications, the Department shall calculate the appropriate allocation of the allotted funds among eligible applicants in accordance with the statutory procedures. Award decisions shall be final and not subject to appeal or protest. Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not subject to Executive Order 12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs’’. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notifications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements, which are contained in the Federal Register Notice of December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78389), are applicable to this solicitation. It has been determined that this notice is not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866. Administrative Procedure/Regulatory Flexibility: Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 USC 553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 USC 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 USC 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been prepared. Dated: September 2, 2005. James C. Leonard III, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc.05–17826 Filed 9–2–05; 2:43 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for a Permit Application for Navigation Modifications and Improvements as Part of the San Pedro Waterfront and Promenade Development, in the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice of intent (NOI). SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Los Angeles District in conjunction with the Los Angeles Harbor Department (Port) is examining the feasibility of various waterside navigation improvements as part of the Port’s proposed San Pedro Waterfront and Promenade redevelopment proposal in the Port of Los Angeles. The Corps is considering the Port’s application for a Department of the Army permit under Clean Water Act Section 404 and River and Harbor Act Section 10 to conduct dredge and fill activities and construct various navigation improvements The primary Federal involvement is the discharge of dredge and/or fill materials within waters of the United States, work (e.g. dredging) and structures in or affecting navigable waters of the United States, and potential impacts on the human environment from such activities. Therefore, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Corps is requiring the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prior to rendering a final decision on the Port’s permit application. The Corps may ultimately make a determination to permit or deny the above project or permit or deny modified versions of the above project. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Port will serve as Lead Agency for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Corps and the Port have agreed to jointly prepare a Draft EIS/EIR for the improvements at Berth 136–147 in order to optimize efficiency and avoid duplication. The Draft EIS/ EIR is intended to be sufficient in scope to address both the Federal and the state and local requirements and environmental issues concerning the proposed activities and permit approvals. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and Draft EIS/EIR can be answered by Mr. Joshua Burnam, Corps Project Manager, at (213) 452–3294. Comments shall be addressed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Branch. ATTN: File Number 2003–0–1142–JLB P.O. Box 532711, Los Angeles, CA 90053–2325, and Dr. Ralph Appy, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 7, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

Docket Number: 050830232-5232-01


Implementation of Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool 
Fabrics Established Under Title IV of the Miscellaneous Trade and 
Technical Corrections Act of 2004

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

ACTION: Notice Announcing the Availability of Grant Funds.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces the availability of grant funds in 
calendar year 2005 for manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. 
The purpose of this notice is to provide the general public with a 
single source of program and application information related to the 
worsted wool grant offerings, and it contains the information about the 
program required to be published in the Federal Register.

DATES: Applications by eligible U.S. producers of certain worsted wool 
fabrics must be received or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight 
Standard Time on October 7, 2005. Applications received after the 
closing date and time will not be considered.

ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Industry Assessment 
Division, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-4058.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Electronic Access: The full funding opportunity announcement for 
the worsted wool fabrics program is available through FedGrants at 
https://www.grants.gov. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 
(CFDA) Number is 11.113, Special Projects.
    Statutory Authority: Section 4002(c)(6) of the Miscellaneous Trade 
and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-429, 118 Stat. 
2603) (the ``Act'').
    Program Description: Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act authorizes 
the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to persons (including 
firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar 
years 1999, 2000, and 2001, manufacturers of two categories of worsted 
wool fabrics. The first category are manufacturers of worsted wool 
fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average 
fiber diameters greater than 18.5 micron (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); the total amount of 
available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers 
on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers' production of 
worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.11. The second category are 
manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by 
weight of wool, with average fiber diameters of 18.5 micron or less 
(HTS heading 9902.51.12); the total amount of available funds is 
$2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of 
the percentage of each manufacturers' production of worsted wool fabric 
included in HTS 9902.51.12.
    Funding Availability: The Secretary of Commerce is authorized under 
section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act to provide grants to manufacturers of 
certain worsted wool fabrics. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics 
grant program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from 
amounts in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (the ``Trust 
Fund''). The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool 
fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in each of 
calendar years 2005, 2006 and 2007. The total amount of grants to 
manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.12 shall 
also be $2,666,000 in each of calendar years 2005, 2006 and 2007.
    Eligibility Criteria: Eligible applicants for the worsted wool 
fabric program include persons (including firms, corporations, or other 
legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, 
manufacturers of worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 
9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12. Any manufacturer who becomes a successor-of-
interest to a manufacturer of the worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 
9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.12 during 1999, 2000 or 2001 because of a 
reorganization or otherwise, shall be eligible to apply for such 
grants.
    Applications to Receive Allocations: An applicant must have 
produced worsted wool fabric of a kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 
9902.51.12 in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 
and 2001. Applicants must provide: (1) company name, address, contact 
and phone number; (2) Federal tax identification number; (3) the name 
and address of each plant or location in the United States where 
worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 
9902.51.12 was woven by the applicant; (4) the quantity

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of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 
9902.51.12, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of 
calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; and (5) the value of worsted wool 
fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12, as 
appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 
2000 and 2001. This data must indicate actual production (not 
estimates) of worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 
9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12.
    At the conclusion of the application, the applicant must attest 
that ``all information contained in the application is complete and 
correct and no false claims, statements, or representations have been 
made.'' Applicants should be aware that, generally, pursuant to 31 
U.S.C. 3729, persons providing a false or fraudulent claims, and, 
pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001, persons making materially false statements 
or representations, are subject to civil or criminal penalties, 
respectively.
    Information that is marked ``business confidential'' will be 
protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.
    Other Application Requirements: Complete applications must include 
the following forms and documents: CD-346, Applicant for Funding 
Assistance; CD-511, Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension and 
Other Responsibility Matters; Drug-Free Workplace Requirements and 
Lobbying; SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance; and SF-424B, 
Assurances - Non-Construction Programs. The CD forms are available via 
web site: https://www.osec.doc.gov/forms/direct.htm The SF forms are 
available via web site: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/grants_
forms.html.
    This document contains collection-of-information requirements 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of Standard Forms 
269, 424, 424A, 424B, SF-LLL, and CD-346 has been approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective control 
numbers 0348-0039, 0348-0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046, and 
0605-0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty 
for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.
    Allocation Procedures: Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act requires 
that each grant be allocated among eligible applicants on the basis of 
the percentage of each manufacturers' production of the fabric 
described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.12 for calendar years 1999, 
2000, and 2001, compared to the production of such fabric by all 
manufacturers who qualify for such grants. Following the closing date 
of the receipt of applications, the Department shall calculate the 
appropriate allocation of the allotted funds among eligible applicants 
in accordance with the statutory procedures. Award decisions shall be 
final and not subject to appeal or protest.
    Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not 
subject to Executive Order 12372, ``Intergovernmental Review of Federal 
Programs''.
    Administrative and National Policy Requirements: Department of 
Commerce Pre-Award Notifications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 
which are contained in the Federal Register Notice of December 30, 2004 
(69 FR 78389), are applicable to this solicitation.
    It has been determined that this notice is not significant for 
purposes of E.O. 12866.
    Administrative Procedure/Regulatory Flexibility: Prior notice and 
an opportunity for public comment are not required by the 
Administrative Procedure Act for rules concerning public property, 
loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 USC 553(a)(2)). Because 
notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 USC 
553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 USC 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a 
regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been 
prepared.

    Dated: September 2, 2005.
James C. Leonard III,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel.
[FR Doc.05-17826 Filed 9-2-05; 2:43 pm]
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