Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2006, 72989-72990 [E5-7080]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 235 / Thursday, December 8, 2005 / Notices allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results to 180 days from the date of publication of the preliminary results. Due to the complex nature of certain issues raised in the parties’ comments to the Preliminary Results related to the calculation of specific adjustments (such as warranty expenses) and assessment rates, additional time is required to complete our analysis. Therefore, the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within the original time frame. Consequently, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of the final results of the review until no later than January 30, 2006, or 175 days from the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Dated: December 2, 2005. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–7082 Filed 12–7–05; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2006 Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2006 worsted wool fabric tariff rate quota. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2006 of imports of certain worsted wool fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106–200), as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210) and the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–249). The companies that are being provided an allocation are listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Botero, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BACKGROUND: Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 as amended by the Trade VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Dec 07, 2005 Jkt 208001 Act of 2002 and the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 creates two tariff rate quotas, providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) heading 9902.51.11), the reduction in duty is limited to 5,500,000 square meters in 2006. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTSUS heading 9902.51.15), the reduction is limited to 5,000,000 square meters in 2006. The Act requires the President to ensure that such fabrics are fairly allocated to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the United States and who apply for an allocation based on the amount of such suits cut and sewn during the prior calendar year. Presidential Proclamation 7383, of December 1, 2000, authorized the Secretary of Commerce to allocate the quantity of worsted wool fabric imports under the tariff rate quotas. The Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 also authorized Commerce to allocate a new HTS category, HTS 9902.51.16. This HTS refers to worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameter of 18.5 microns or less. The amendment further provides that HTS 9902.51.16 is for the benefit of persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who weave worsted wool fabric in the United States. For HTS 9902.51.16, the reduction in duty is limited to 2,000,000 square meters in 2006. On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such allocations (66 FR6459) and (15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 (70 FR 61363). On September 2, 2005, the Department published notices in the Federal Register (70 FR 52365) and (70 FR 52366) soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2006 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of October 3, 2005. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 12 firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 15 firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.16 tariff rate quota from 1 firm. All applicants were determined eligible for an allocation. Most applicants PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72989 submitted data on a business confidential basis. As allocations to firms were determined on the basis of this data, the Department considers individual firm allocations to be business confidential. FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATIONS FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATIONS: HTS 9902.51.11, FABRICS, OF WORSTED WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER GREATER THAN 18.5 MICRON, CERTIFIED BY THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN MAKING SUITS, SUITTYPE JACKETS, OR TROUSERS (PROVIDED FOR IN SUBHEADING 5112.11.60 AND 5112.19.95). Amount allocated: 5,500,000 square meters. Companies Receiving Allocation: Adrian Jules LTD–Rochester, NY Hartmarx Corporation–Chicago, Ill Hartz & Company, Inc.–Frederick, MD Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc–Brooklyn, OH JA Apparel Corp.–New York, NY John H. Daniel Co.–Knoxville, TN Majer Brands Company, Inc.–Hanover, PA Saint Laurie Ltd–New York, NY Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.–Bremen, GA Southwick Clothing L.L.C.–Lawrence, MA Toluca Garment Company–Toluca, IL The Tom James Co.–Franklin, TN HTS 9902.51.15, FABRICS, OF WORSTED WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER OF 18.5 MICRON OR LESS, CERTIFIED BY THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN MAKING SUITS, SUIT-TYPE JACKETS, OR TROUSERS (PROVIDED FOR IN SUBHEADING 5112.11.30 AND 5112.19.60). Amount allocated: 5,000,000 square meters. Companies Receiving Allocation: Adrian Jules LTD–Rochester, NY Elevee Custom Clothing–Van Nuys, CA Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Brothers–New York, NY Hartmarx Corporation–Chicago, IL Hartz & Company, Inc.–Frederick, MD Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc.–Brooklyn, OH JA Apparel Corp.–New York, NY John H. Daniel Co.–Knoxville, TN Majer Brands Company, Inc.–Hanover, PA Martin Greenfield–Brooklyn, NY Saint Laurie Ltd–New York, NY Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.–Bremen, GA Southwick Clothing L.L.C.–Lawrence, MA Toluca Garment Compan–Toluca, IL The Tom James Co.–Franklin, TN E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 72990 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 235 / Thursday, December 8, 2005 / Notices HTS 9902.51.16, FABRICS, OF WORSTED Officer, Office of Data Architecture and WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER Services, Data Administration Division, OF 18.5 MICRON OR LESS, CERTIFIED BY U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. MAKING MEN’S AND BOYS SUITS (PRO- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VIDED FOR IN SUBHEADING 5112.11.30 Requests for additional information AND 5112.19.60). should be directed to the attention of Sharon Marsh, Deputy Commissioner Amount allocated: 2,000,000 square meters. for Trademark Examination Policy, Office of the Commissioner for Companies Receiving Allocation: Trademarks, United States Patent and Warren Corporation.–Stafford Springs, CT Trademark Office (USPTO), P.O. Box Dated: December 2, 2005. 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313–1451, by James C. Leonard III, telephone at 571–272–8900, or by e-mail at Sharon.Marsh@uspto.gov. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Goods Industries, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. E5–7080 Filed 12–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Electronic Response to Office Action and Preliminary Amendment Forms ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the continuing and proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: E-mail: Susan.Brown@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0050 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan Brown. Mail: Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information I. Abstract Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1051 et. seq and Chapter 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues Office Actions to applicants that have applied for a trademark application requesting additional information that is required before the issuance of a registration that was not provided with the initial submission of the application. Also, the USPTO may determine that the mark may not be entitled to registration, pursuant to one or more provisions of the Act. In such cases, the USPTO may issue Office Actions advising applicants of the refusal to register the mark. Applicants reply to these Office Actions by providing the required information and/or by putting forth legal arguments as to why the refusal of registration should be withdrawn. Additionally, applicants may supplement their applications by providing additional information voluntarily. When such information is provided before the USPTO has reviewed the application, the submission is in the nature of a Preliminary Amendment. The forms in this collection are available only in electronic format through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). The Response to Office Action form may be used to reply to an Office Action that was issued in connection with either an application for registration or after the submission of a Statement of Use. II. Method of Collection By electronic transmission. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0050. Form Number(s): PTO Forms 1957 and 1966. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other nonprofit; not-for-profit institutions; farms; the Federal Government; and state, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 109,152 responses per year. Estimated Time Per Response: The USPTO estimates that the public will require approximately 10 minutes (0.17 hours) to supply the information requested in the Office Action, and approximately 10 minutes (0.17 hours) to supply the information for the Preliminary Amendment. Completion times may vary, depending upon the nature and amount of information requested in a particular Office Action. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 18,555 burden hours per year. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $5,306,730. Using the professional hourly rate of $286 for associate attorneys in private firms, the USPTO estimates $5,306,730 per year for salary costs associated with respondents. However, it is noted that a respondent is not required to retain an attorney to assist in responding to an Office Action. This collection contains two electronic forms. Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Item Estimated time for response Response to an Action Form ..................................................................... Preliminary Amendment ............................................................................ 10 minutes ....................................... 10 minutes ....................................... 100,155 8,997 17,026 1,529 Total .................................................................................................... .......................................................... 109,152 18,555 Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There are no maintenance costs associated with this information collection. Capital start-up costs of $900 reported in the collection approved by OMB on April VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Dec 07, 2005 Jkt 208001 18, 2003 are being deleted. The USPTO no longer reports the cost of purchasing scanners and digital cameras as part of the capital start-up costs of a collection, so the $900 is being deleted from the inventory. There are no filing fees or PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 postage costs associated with either a Response to Office Action or a Preliminary Amendment. However, filing fees that were incurred but not paid when another document was submitted may be provided together E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 235 (Thursday, December 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72989-72990]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-7080]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of 
Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2006

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2006 worsted wool fabric tariff rate 
quota.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the 
allocation for Calendar Year 2006 of imports of certain worsted wool 
fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade 
and Development Act of 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106-200), as amended by the 
Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-210) and the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 
2004 (Pub. L. 108-249). The companies that are being provided an 
allocation are listed below.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

BACKGROUND:

    Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 as amended by the 
Trade Act of 2002 and the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 creates two 
tariff rate quotas, providing for temporary reductions in the import 
duties on two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in 
making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers. For worsted wool fabric 
with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) heading 9902.51.11), the 
reduction in duty is limited to 5,500,000 square meters in 2006. For 
worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or 
less (HTSUS heading 9902.51.15), the reduction is limited to 5,000,000 
square meters in 2006. The Act requires the President to ensure that 
such fabrics are fairly allocated to persons (including firms, 
corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men's and boys' 
worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the United 
States and who apply for an allocation based on the amount of such 
suits cut and sewn during the prior calendar year. Presidential 
Proclamation 7383, of December 1, 2000, authorized the Secretary of 
Commerce to allocate the quantity of worsted wool fabric imports under 
the tariff rate quotas.
    The Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 also authorized Commerce to 
allocate a new HTS category, HTS 9902.51.16. This HTS refers to worsted 
wool fabric with average fiber diameter of 18.5 microns or less. The 
amendment further provides that HTS 9902.51.16 is for the benefit of 
persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who 
weave worsted wool fabric in the United States. For HTS 9902.51.16, the 
reduction in duty is limited to 2,000,000 square meters in 2006.
    On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations 
establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such 
allocations (66 FR6459) and (15 CFR 335). These interim regulations 
were adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 
2005 (70 FR 61363). On September 2, 2005, the Department published 
notices in the Federal Register (70 FR 52365) and (70 FR 52366) 
soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2006 tariff rate 
quotas with a closing date of October 3, 2005. The Department received 
timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 12 
firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 
9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 15 firms. The Department received 
timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.16 tariff rate quota from 1 
firm. All applicants were determined eligible for an allocation. Most 
applicants submitted data on a business confidential basis. As 
allocations to firms were determined on the basis of this data, the 
Department considers individual firm allocations to be business 
confidential.
FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATIONS

  FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATIONS: HTS 9902.51.11, fabrics, of worsted
wool, with average fiber diameter greater than 18.5 micron, certified by
 the importer as suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or
    trousers (provided for in subheading 5112.11.60 and 5112.19.95).
               Amount allocated: 5,500,000 square meters.
 
 
 
Companies Receiving Allocation:
 
  Adrian Jules LTD-Rochester, NY
  Hartmarx Corporation-Chicago, Ill
  Hartz & Company, Inc.-Frederick, MD
  Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc-Brooklyn, OH
  JA Apparel Corp.-New York, NY
  John H. Daniel Co.-Knoxville, TN
  Majer Brands Company, Inc.-Hanover, PA
  Saint Laurie Ltd-New York, NY
  Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.-Bremen, GA
  Southwick Clothing L.L.C.-Lawrence, MA
  Toluca Garment Company-Toluca, IL
  The Tom James Co.-Franklin, TN
 


HTS 9902.51.15, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber diameter of
  18.5 micron or less, certified by the importer as suitable for use in
making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers (provided for in subheading
                       5112.11.30 and 5112.19.60).
               Amount allocated: 5,000,000 square meters.
 
 
 
  Companies Receiving Allocation:
 
  Adrian Jules LTD-Rochester, NY
  Elevee Custom Clothing-Van Nuys, CA
  Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Brothers-New York, NY
  Hartmarx Corporation-Chicago, IL
  Hartz & Company, Inc.-Frederick, MD
  Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc.-Brooklyn, OH
  JA Apparel Corp.-New York, NY
  John H. Daniel Co.-Knoxville, TN
  Majer Brands Company, Inc.-Hanover, PA
  Martin Greenfield-Brooklyn, NY
  Saint Laurie Ltd-New York, NY
  Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.-Bremen, GA
  Southwick Clothing L.L.C.-Lawrence, MA
  Toluca Garment Compan-Toluca, IL
  The Tom James Co.-Franklin, TN
 




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HTS 9902.51.16, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber diameter of
  18.5 micron or less, certified by the importer as suitable for use in
 making men's and boys suits (provided for in subheading 5112.11.30 and
                              5112.19.60).
               Amount allocated: 2,000,000 square meters.
 
 
 
  Companies Receiving Allocation:
 
  Warren Corporation.-Stafford Springs, CT
 


Dated: December 2, 2005.
James C. Leonard III,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Goods 
Industries, Department of Commerce.
[FR Doc. E5-7080 Filed 12-7-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S