Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 58388-58389 [E5-5522]

Download as PDF 58388 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 193 / Thursday, October 6, 2005 / Notices necessary for the Committee to consider the request and solicited public comments for a period of 30 days. See Solicitation of Public Comments on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 69 FR 77232 (Dec. 27, 2004). On December 30, 2004, the Court of International Trade preliminarily enjoined the Committee from considering or taking any further action on this request and any other requests ‘‘that are based on the threat of market disruption’’. U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel v. United States, 350 F. Supp. 2d 1342 (CIT 2004). On April 27, 2005 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted the U.S. government’s motion for a stay and reversed the lower Court on June 28, 2005. U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel v. United States, 413 F. 3d 1344 (Fed. Cir. 2005). Thus, CITA resumed consideration of this case. The public comment period for this request had not yet closed when the injunction took effect on December 30, 2004. The number of calendar days remaining in the public comment period beginning with and including December 30, 2004 was 28 days. On May 9, 2005, therefore, the Committee published a notice in the Federal Register reopening the comment period and inviting public comments to be received not later than June 6, 2005. See Rescheduling of Consideration of Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China and Solicitations of Public Comments, 70 FR 24397 (May 9, 2005). On April 6, 2005, the Committee received a request from the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, the National Council of Textile Organizations, the National Textile Association, and UNITE HERE requesting that the Committee limit imports from China of cotton and manmade fiber dressing gowns and robes (Category 350/650) due to market disruption (‘‘market disruption case’’). The Committee determined that this request provided the information necessary for the Committee to consider the request and solicited public comments for a period of 30 days. See Solicitation of Public Comment on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 23117 (May 4, 2005). The Committee’s Procedures, 68 FR 27787 (May 21, 2003) state that the Committee will make a determination within 60 calendar days of the close of the public comment period as to whether the United States will request consultations with China. If the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Oct 05, 2005 Jkt 208001 Committee is unable to make a determination within 60 calendar days, it will cause to be published a notice in the Federal Register, including the date by which it will make a determination. The 60 day determination period for the market disruption case expired on August 2, 2005 and the determination period for the threat case expired on August 5, 2005. However, the Committee decided to extend until August 31, 2005, the period for making determinations on these cases in order to consult with the domestic textile and apparel industry and members of Congress about whether to pursue a broader agreement with China on imports of Chinese textile and apparel products to the United States. Because of these consultations, the Committee was unable to make a determination within 60 days of the close of the public comment period. See Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 45702 (August 8, 2005). The Committee was unable to make a determination within the extended period because it was continuing to evaluate conditions in the market for cotton and man-made fiber dressing gowns and robes. Therefore, the Committee further extended the determination period to October 1, 2005. See Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 53639 (September 9, 2005). The United States and China have held three rounds of consultations on a broader agreement on textiles, and further consultations will be scheduled. Because of these consultations, the Committee is further extending the determination period to November 30, 2005. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E5–5521 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China October 3, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (the Committee). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Committee is extending through November 30, 2005, the period for making a determination on whether to request consultations with China regarding imports of men’s and boys’ wool trousers (Category 447). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order 11651, as amended. BACKGROUND: On November 12, 2004, the Committee received a request from the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, the National Council of Textile Organizations, the National Textile Association, SEAMS, and UNITE HERE requesting that the Committee limit imports from China of men’s and boys’ wool trousers (Category 447) due to the threat of market disruption. The Committee determined that this request provided the information necessary for the Committee to consider the request and solicited public comments for a period of 30 days. See Solicitation of Public Comments on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 69 FR 71781 (Dec. 10, 2004). On December 30, 2004, the Court of International Trade preliminarily enjoined the Committee from considering or taking any further action on this request and any other requests ‘‘that are based on the threat of market disruption’’. U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel v. United States, 350 F. Supp. 2d 1342 (CIT 2004). On April 27, 2005 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted the U.S. government’s motion for a stay and reversed the lower court on June 28, 2005. U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel v. United States, 413 F. 3d 1344 (Fed. Cir. 2005). Thus, CITA resumed consideration of this case. The public comment period for this request had not yet closed when the injunction took effect on December 30, 2004. The number of calendar days remaining in the public comment period beginning with and including December 30, 2004 was 12 days. On May 9, 2005, therefore, the Committee published a notice in the Federal Register reopening the comment period and inviting public comments to be received not later than May 23, 2005. See Rescheduling of Consideration of Request for Textile and Apparel E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 193 / Thursday, October 6, 2005 / Notices Safeguard Action on Imports from China and Solicitations of Public Comments, 70 FR 24397 (May 9, 2005). The Committee’s Procedures, 68 FR 27787 (May 21, 2003) state that the Committee will make a determination within 60 calendar days of the close of the public comment period as to whether the United States will request consultations with China. If the Committee is unable to make a determination within 60 calendar days, it will cause to be published a notice in the Federal Register, including the date by which it will make a determination. The 60 day determination period for this case expired on July 22, 2005. However, the Committee was unable to make a determination at that time and extended the determination period to July 31, 2005. See Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 43397 (July 27, 2005). The Committee decided to further extend until August 31, 2005, the period for making a determination on this case in order to consult with the domestic textile and apparel industry and members of Congress about whether to pursue a broader agreement with China on imports of Chinese textile and apparel products to the United States. Because of these consultations, the Committee was unable to make a determination within 60 days of the close of the public comment period. See Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 45703 (August 8, 2005). The Committee was unable to make a determination within the extended period because it was continuing to evaluate conditions in the market for men’s and boys’ wool trousers. Therefore, the Committee further extended the determination period to October 1, 2005. See Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 53640 (September 9, 2005). The United States and China have held three rounds of consultations on a broader agreement on textiles, and further consultations will be scheduled. Because of these consultations, the Committee is further extending the determination period to November 30, 2005. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. ACTION: The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 7, 2005. Title, Form, and OMB Number: Child Annuitant’s School Certification; DD Form 2788; OMB Control Number 0730– 0001. Type of Request: Extension. Number of Respondents: 3,600. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 3,600. Average Burden per Response: 12 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 720. Needs and Uses: In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 1447 and DoD Financial Management Regulation, 7000.14–R, Volume 7B, a child annuitant between the age of 18 and 22 years of age must provide evidence of intent to continue study or training at a recognized educational institution. The certificate is required for the school semester or other period in which the school year is divided. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligations: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Mr. Lewis Oleinick. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Mr. Oleinick at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings, WHS/ESD/ Information Management Division, 1777 North Kent Street, RPN, Suite 11000, Arlington, VA 22209. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E5–5522 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] Dated: September 27, 2005. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–20023 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S BILLING CODE 5001–06–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Oct 05, 2005 Jkt 208001 58389 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 7, 2009. Title, Form, and OMB Number: Waiver/Remission of Indebtedness Application; DD Form 2789; OMB Control Number 0730—0009. Type of Request: Extension. Number of Respondents: 8,400. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 8,400. Average Burden per Response: 1.25 hours. Annual Burden Hours: 10,500. Needs and Uses: Used by current or former DoD civilian employees or military members to request waiver or remission of an indebtedness owed to the Department of Defense. Under 5 U.S.C. 5584, 10 U.S.C. 2774, and 32 U.S.C. 716, certain debts arising out of erroneous payments may be waived. Under 10 U.S.C. 4837, 10 U.S.C. 6161, and 10 U.S.C. 9837, certain debts may be remitted. Information obtained through the DD Form 1789 is used in adjudicating the request for waiver or remission. Remissions apply only to active duty military members, and thus are not covered under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Quarterly. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Mr. Lewis Oleinick. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Mr. Oleinick at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings, WHS/ESD/ Information Management Division, 1777 North Kent Street, RPN, Suite 11000, Arlington, VA 22209. E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 193 (Thursday, October 6, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58388-58389]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-5522]


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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and 
Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China

October 3, 2005.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (the 
Committee).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Committee is extending through November 30, 2005, the 
period for making a determination on whether to request consultations 
with China regarding imports of men's and boys' wool trousers (Category 
447).

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture Act of 1956, as 
amended; Executive Order 11651, as amended.

BACKGROUND:

    On November 12, 2004, the Committee received a request from the 
American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, the National Council of 
Textile Organizations, the National Textile Association, SEAMS, and 
UNITE HERE requesting that the Committee limit imports from China of 
men's and boys' wool trousers (Category 447) due to the threat of 
market disruption. The Committee determined that this request provided 
the information necessary for the Committee to consider the request and 
solicited public comments for a period of 30 days. See Solicitation of 
Public Comments on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on 
Imports from China, 69 FR 71781 (Dec. 10, 2004).
    On December 30, 2004, the Court of International Trade 
preliminarily enjoined the Committee from considering or taking any 
further action on this request and any other requests ``that are based 
on the threat of market disruption''. U.S. Association of Importers of 
Textiles and Apparel v. United States, 350 F. Supp. 2d 1342 (CIT 2004). 
On April 27, 2005 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted 
the U.S. government's motion for a stay and reversed the lower court on 
June 28, 2005. U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel v. 
United States, 413 F. 3d 1344 (Fed. Cir. 2005). Thus, CITA resumed 
consideration of this case.
    The public comment period for this request had not yet closed when 
the injunction took effect on December 30, 2004. The number of calendar 
days remaining in the public comment period beginning with and 
including December 30, 2004 was 12 days. On May 9, 2005, therefore, the 
Committee published a notice in the Federal Register re-opening the 
comment period and inviting public comments to be received not later 
than May 23, 2005. See Rescheduling of Consideration of Request for 
Textile and Apparel

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Safeguard Action on Imports from China and Solicitations of Public 
Comments, 70 FR 24397 (May 9, 2005).
    The Committee's Procedures, 68 FR 27787 (May 21, 2003) state that 
the Committee will make a determination within 60 calendar days of the 
close of the public comment period as to whether the United States will 
request consultations with China. If the Committee is unable to make a 
determination within 60 calendar days, it will cause to be published a 
notice in the Federal Register, including the date by which it will 
make a determination.
    The 60 day determination period for this case expired on July 22, 
2005. However, the Committee was unable to make a determination at that 
time and extended the determination period to July 31, 2005. See 
Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel 
Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 43397 (July 27, 2005). 
The Committee decided to further extend until August 31, 2005, the 
period for making a determination on this case in order to consult with 
the domestic textile and apparel industry and members of Congress about 
whether to pursue a broader agreement with China on imports of Chinese 
textile and apparel products to the United States. Because of these 
consultations, the Committee was unable to make a determination within 
60 days of the close of the public comment period. See Extension of 
Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard 
Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 45703 (August 8, 2005). The 
Committee was unable to make a determination within the extended period 
because it was continuing to evaluate conditions in the market for 
men's and boys' wool trousers. Therefore, the Committee further 
extended the determination period to October 1, 2005. See Extension of 
Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard 
Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 53640 (September 9, 2005). The 
United States and China have held three rounds of consultations on a 
broader agreement on textiles, and further consultations will be 
scheduled. Because of these consultations, the Committee is further 
extending the determination period to November 30, 2005.

James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. E5-5522 Filed 10-5-05; 8:45 am]
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