Solicitation of Public Comments on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 67458-67459 [05-22249]

Download as PDF 67458 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / Notices Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 44568 (August 3, 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 November 1, 2005. However, the Committee decided to extend until November 8, 2005, the period for making a determination on this case because of consultations with the Government of China on a broader agreement on textiles. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc.05–22248 Filed 11–3–05; 2:22 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Solicitation of Public Comments on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China November 2, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (the Committee). ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a request for safeguard action on imports from China of cotton terry and other pile towels (Category 363). AGENCY: SUMMARY: On October 11, 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 terry and other pile towels (Category 363). They request that a textile and apparel safeguard action, as provided for in the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization (the Accession Agreement) be applied on imports of such towels. The Committee hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether imports from China of such towels are, due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly development of trade in this VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Nov 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 product. Comments must be submitted by December 7, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001A, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Jay Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order 11651, as amended. Background: The Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) provides that, if a WTO Member, such as the United States, believes that imports of Chinese origin textile and apparel products are, ‘‘due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly development of trade in these products’’, it may request consultations with China with a view to easing or avoiding the disruption. Pursuant to this provision, if the United States requests consultations with China, it must, at the time of the request, provide China with a detailed factual statement showing (1) the existence or threat of market disruption; and (2) the role of products of Chinese origin in that disruption. Beginning on the date that it receives such a request, China must restrict its shipments to the United States to a level no greater than 7.5 percent (6 percent for wool product categories) above the amount entered during the first 12 months of the most recent 14 months preceding the month in which the request was made. The Committee has published procedures (the Procedures) it follows in considering requests for Accession Agreement textile and apparel safeguard actions (68 FR 27787, May 21, 2003; 68 FR 49440, August 18, 2003), including the information that must be included in such requests in order for the Committee to consider them. On October 11, 2005, the Committee received a request that an Accession Agreement textile and apparel safeguard action be applied on imports from China of cotton terry and other pile towels (Category 363). The Committee has determined that this request provides the information necessary for the Committee to consider the request in light of the considerations set forth in the Procedures. The text of the request is available at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/ Safeguard05.htm. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Committee is soliciting public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether imports from China of such towels are, due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly development of trade in this product. Comments may be submitted by any interested person. Comments must be received no later than December 7, 2005. Interested persons are invited to submit ten copies of such comments to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001A, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20230. If a comment alleges that there is no market disruption or that the subject imports are not the cause of market disruption, the Committee will closely review any supporting information and documentation, such as information about domestic production or prices of like or directly competitive products. Particular consideration will be given to comments representing the views of actual producers in the United States of a like or directly competitive product. The Committee will protect any business confidential information that is marked ‘‘business confidential’’ from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. To the extent that business confidential information is provided, two copies of a non-confidential version must also be provided in which business confidential information is summarized or, if necessary, deleted. Comments received, with the exception of information marked ‘‘business confidential’’, will be available for inspection between Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m in the Trade Reference and Assistance Center Help Desk, Suite 800M, USA Trade Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, (202) 482-3433. The Committee expects to make a determination within 60 calendar days of the close of the comment period as to whether the United States will request consultations with China. If, however, 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. If the Committee makes a negative determination, it will cause this determination and the reasons therefore to be published in the Federal Register. If the Committee makes an affirmative determination that imports of Chinese origin cotton terry and other pile towels are, due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / Notices development of trade in these products, the United States will request consultations with China with a view to easing or avoiding such market disruption in accordance with the Accession Agreement and the Committee’s Procedures. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc.05–22249 Filed 11–3–05; 2:22 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Meeting of the Secretary of Defense’s Defense Advisory Board (DAB) for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: Dates: 0800–2000, Nov. 29, 2005, (Symposium). 0630–0800, Nov. 30, 2005, (DAB meeting). 0800–1700, Nov. 30, 2005, (Symposium). Location: Hilton McLean Tyson’s Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102. SUMMARY: The DAB for ESGR meeting will focus on the status of DoD actions and recommendations from previous DAB meetings. In addition, the DAB members will attend the ‘‘The New Reserves: Strategic in Peace, Operational in War’’ symposium at Hilton McLean Tyson’s Corner. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CPT Edward Hooks at 703–696–1386 x636 or by e-mail at Edward.hooks@osd.mil. Dated: November 1, 2005. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, DoD. [FR Doc. 05–22071 Filed 11–4–05; 8:45 am] Name of Committee: Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB). Dates: December 6, 2005 (Open meeting). December 7, 2005 (Open meeting). Times: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (December 6, 2005). 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (December 7, 2005). Location: The Pope Club, 5504 Reilly Street, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina 28307– 5217. Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to address pending and new Board issues, provide briefings for Board members on Topics related to ongoing and new Board issues, conduct subcommittee meetings. and conduct an executive working session. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colonel Roger Gibson, Executive Secretary, Armed Forces Epidemiological Board, Skyline Six, 5109 Leesburg Pike, Room 682, Falls Church, VA 22041–3258, (703) 681– 8012/3. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The entire sessions on December 6, 2005 and December 7, 2005 will be open to the public in accordance with section 552b(b) of Title 5, U.S.C., specifically subparagraph (1) thereof and Title 5, U.S.C., appendix 1, subsection10(d). Open sessions of the meeting will be limited by space accommodations. Any interested person may attend, appear before or file statements with the Board at the time and in the manner permitted by the Board. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–22093 Filed 11–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Performance Review Board Membership ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Armed Forces Epidemiological Board; Meeting Department of the Army; DoD. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Public Law 92–463, The Federal Advisory Committee Act, announcement is made of the following meeting: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Nov 04, 2005 Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 5001–06–M Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: Notice is given of the names of members of a Performance Review Board for the Department of the Army. Effective Date: September 30, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucrecia Murdock, Human Resource Management Directorate, Execute Services Division, 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202–3926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4314(c)(1) through (5) of Title 5, U.S.C., requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations, one or more Senior Executive Service PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67459 performance review boards. The boards shall review and evaluate the initial appraisal of senior executives’ performance by supervisors and make recommendations to the appointing authority or rating official relative to the performance of these executives. The members of the Performance Review Board for the Army Acquisition Executive (AAE) Corps are: 1. Mr. Edward Bair, Program Executive Officer, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors, AAE. 2. Dr. James T. Blake, Deputy to the Commander, PEO STRI. 3. Mr. Paul Bogosian, Deputy Program Executive for Aviation, AAE. 4. BG Samuel M. Cannon, Program Executive Officer, Missiles and Space. 5. Mr. T. Kevin Carroll, Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems, AAE. 6. Mr. James M. Crum, Deputy Director Program Management Office, Iraq Reconstruction/Director Program Management Office Washington. 7. Mr. Kevin M. Fahey, Deputy PEO, Ground Combat Systems. 8. Mr. Kevin J. Flamm, Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization Operations OASA (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology). 9. Ms. JoAnn H. Langston, Director, Northern Region, U.S. Army Contracting Agency. 10. Mr. David W. Ludwig, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Command, Control and Communications (Tactical). 11. Mr. Levator Norsworthy Jr., Deputy General Counsel (Acquisition), Headquarters, Department of the Army, OGC. 12. Mr. William R. Smith, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Soldier, AAE. 13. Mr. Byron J. Young, Director, Information Technology E-Commerce, and Commercial Contracting Center, Army Contracting Agency. The members of the Performance Review Board for the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service are: 1. MG John De Freitas, Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command. 2. Mr. Thomas A. Gandy, Director, Counterintelligence, Human Intelligence. 3. Mr. Darell G. Lance, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command. 4. Mr. Maxie L. McFarland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. 5. Mr. Jerry V. Proctor, Deputy for Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[Notices]
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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Solicitation of Public Comments on Request for Textile and 
Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China

November 2, 2005.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (the 
Committee).

ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a request for 
safeguard action on imports from China of cotton terry and other pile 
towels (Category 363).

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SUMMARY: On October 11, 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 terry 
and other pile towels (Category 363). They request that a textile and 
apparel safeguard action, as provided for in the Report of the Working 
Party on the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization (the 
Accession Agreement) be applied on imports of such towels. The 
Committee hereby solicits public comments on this request, in 
particular with regard to whether imports from China of such towels 
are, due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly 
development of trade in this product. Comments must be submitted by 
December 7, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of 
Textile Agreements, Room 3001A, United States Department of Commerce, 
14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230.

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:

    The Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China to the 
World Trade Organization (WTO) provides that, if a WTO Member, such as 
the United States, believes that imports of Chinese origin textile and 
apparel products are, ``due to market disruption, threatening to impede 
the orderly development of trade in these products'', it may request 
consultations with China with a view to easing or avoiding the 
disruption. Pursuant to this provision, if the United States requests 
consultations with China, it must, at the time of the request, provide 
China with a detailed factual statement showing (1) the existence or 
threat of market disruption; and (2) the role of products of Chinese 
origin in that disruption. Beginning on the date that it receives such 
a request, China must restrict its shipments to the United States to a 
level no greater than 7.5 percent (6 percent for wool product 
categories) above the amount entered during the first 12 months of the 
most recent 14 months preceding the month in which the request was 
made.
    The Committee has published procedures (the Procedures) it follows 
in considering requests for Accession Agreement textile and apparel 
safeguard actions (68 FR 27787, May 21, 2003; 68 FR 49440, August 18, 
2003), including the information that must be included in such requests 
in order for the Committee to consider them.
    On October 11, 2005, the Committee received a request that an 
Accession Agreement textile and apparel safeguard action be applied on 
imports from China of cotton terry and other pile towels (Category 
363). The Committee has determined that this request provides the 
information necessary for the Committee to consider the request in 
light of the considerations set forth in the Procedures. The text of 
the request is available at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/Safeguard05.htm.
    The Committee is soliciting public comments on this request, in 
particular with regard to whether imports from China of such towels 
are, due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly 
development of trade in this product.
    Comments may be submitted by any interested person. Comments must 
be received no later than December 7, 2005. Interested persons are 
invited to submit ten copies of such comments to the Chairman, 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001A, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue N.W., 
Washington, DC 20230.
    If a comment alleges that there is no market disruption or that the 
subject imports are not the cause of market disruption, the Committee 
will closely review any supporting information and documentation, such 
as information about domestic production or prices of like or directly 
competitive products. Particular consideration will be given to 
comments representing the views of actual producers in the United 
States of a like or directly competitive product.
    The Committee will protect any business confidential information 
that is marked ``business confidential'' from disclosure to the full 
extent permitted by law. To the extent that business confidential 
information is provided, two copies of a non-confidential version must 
also be provided in which business confidential information is 
summarized or, if necessary, deleted. Comments received, with the 
exception of information marked ``business confidential'', will be 
available for inspection between Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m 
in the Trade Reference and Assistance Center Help Desk, Suite 800M, USA 
Trade Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, (202) 482-3433.
    The Committee expects to make a determination within 60 calendar 
days of the close of the comment period as to whether the United States 
will request consultations with China. If, however, 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. If the Committee makes a negative 
determination, it will cause this determination and the reasons 
therefore to be published in the Federal Register. If the Committee 
makes an affirmative determination that imports of Chinese origin 
cotton terry and other pile towels are, due to market disruption, 
threatening to impede the orderly

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development of trade in these products, the United States will request 
consultations with China with a view to easing or avoiding such market 
disruption in accordance with the Accession Agreement and the 
Committee's Procedures.

James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc.05-22249 Filed 11-3-05; 2:22 pm]
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