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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 249 / Thursday, December 29, 2005 / Notices Effective Date: 12/21/2005. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/21/2006. Economic Injury (Eidl) Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/21/2006. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: Small Business Administration, National Processing And Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator’s disaster declaration applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland Contiguous Counties: Connecticut Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Windham Massachusetts Berkshire, Hampden, Worcester New York Dutchess The Interest Rates are: wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES DATES: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Interest Rates The Small Business Administration publishes an interest rate called the optional ‘‘peg’’ rate (13 CFR 120.214) on a quarterly basis. This rate is a weighted average cost of money to the government for maturities similar to the average SBA direct loan. This rate may be used as a base rate for guaranteed fluctuating interest rate SBA loans. This rate will be 4.625 (45⁄8) percent for the January–March quarter of FY 2006. Luz A. Hopewell, Deputy Associate Administrator for Financial Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–8011 Filed 12–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Initiation of a Review To Consider the Designation of Liberia as a Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country Under the GSP Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the initiation of a review to consider the designation of Liberia as a least Percent developed beneficiary developing Homeowners With Credit Availcountry under the GSP program and able Elsewhere ......................... 5.375 solicits public comment relating to the Homeowners Without Credit designation criteria. Comments are due Available Elsewhere .................. 2.687 January 13, 2006, in accordance with Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere ................................. 6.557 the requirements for submissions, explained below. Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit ADDRESSES: Submit comments by Available Elsewhere .................. 4.000 electronic mail (e-mail) to: Other (Including Non-Profit OrgaFR0441@ustr.gov. For assistance or if nizations) With Credit Available unable to submit comments by e-mail, Elsewhere ................................. 4.750 contact the GSP Subcommittee, Office of Businesses And Non-Profit Orgathe United States Trade Representative; nizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ......................... 4.000 USTR Annex, Room F–220; 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508 (Tel. 202–395–6971). The number assigned to this disaster FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: for physical damage is 10299 6 and for Contact the GSP Subcommittee, Office economic injury is 10300 0. of the United States Trade The States which received an EIDL Representative; USTR Annex, Room F– Declaration # are Connecticut, 220; 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, Massachusetts, New York. DC 20508 (Telephone: 202–395–6971, (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Facsimile: 202–395–9481). Numbers 59002 and 59008) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Liberia’s Dated: December 21, 2005. GSP eligibility was suspended, effective Hector V. Barreto, May 1, 1990, because, following a Administrator. review and recommendation by the [FR Doc. E5–7998 Filed 12–28–05; 8:45 am] Trade Policy Staff Committee in 1989, it BILLING CODE 8025–01–P was determined that it had not taken VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:56 Dec 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77237 and was not taking steps to afford internationally recognized worker rights to workers in Liberia. The review was initiated in response to a petition filed by the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in 1988. The GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) has initiated a review in order to make a recommendation to the President as to whether Liberia meets the eligibility criteria of the GSP statute, as set out below. After considering the eligibility criteria, the President is authorized to designate Liberia as a least developed beneficiary developing country for purposes of the GSP. Interested parties are invited to submit comments regarding the eligibility of Liberia for designation as a least developed beneficiary developing country. Documents should be submitted in accordance with the below instructions to be considered in this review. Eligibility Criteria The trade benefits of the GSP program are available to any country that the President designates as a GSP ‘‘beneficiary developing country.’’ Additional trade benefits under the GSP are available to any country that the President designates as a GSP ‘‘leastdeveloped beneficiary developing country.’’ In designating countries as GSP beneficiary developing countries, the President must consider the criteria in sections 502(b)(2) and 502(c) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2462(b)(2), 2462(c)) (‘‘the Act’’). Section 502(b)(2) provides that a country is ineligible for designation if: 1. Such country is a Communist country, unless— (a) The products of such country receive nondiscriminatory treatment, (b) Such country is a WTO Member (as such term is defined in section 2(10) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act) (19 U.S.C. 3501(10)) and a member of the International Monetary Fund, and (c) Such country is not dominated or controlled by international communism. 2. Such country is a party to an arrangement of countries and participates in any action pursuant to such arrangement, the effect of which is— (a) To withhold supplies of vital commodity resources from international trade or to raise the price of such commodities to an unreasonable level, and (b) To cause serious disruption of the world economy. 3. Such country affords preferential treatment to the products of a developed country, other than the United States, which has, or is likely to have, a E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 249 (Thursday, December 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E5-8011]


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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Interest Rates

    The Small Business Administration publishes an interest rate called 
the optional ``peg'' rate (13 CFR 120.214) on a quarterly basis. This 
rate is a weighted average cost of money to the government for 
maturities similar to the average SBA direct loan. This rate may be 
used as a base rate for guaranteed fluctuating interest rate SBA loans. 
This rate will be 4.625 (4\5/8\) percent for the January-March quarter 
of FY 2006.

Luz A. Hopewell,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-8011 Filed 12-28-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8025-01-P