Announcement of Performance Review Board Members, 53666-53667 [E6-15200]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 53666 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 12, 2006 / Notices scope service list of the initiation of a scope inquiry, including an anti– circumvention inquiry. In addition, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(f)(1)(ii), a notice of the initiation of an anti–circumvention inquiry issued under paragraph (e) of this section will include a description of the product that is the subject of the anti–circumvention inquiry in this case, cut–to-length tissue paper that contains the characteristics as provided in the scope of the order, and an explanation of the reasons for the Department’s decision to initiate an anti– circumvention inquiry, as provided below. With regard to whether the merchandise from Vietnam is of the same class or kind as the merchandise produced in the PRC, petitioner has presented information indicating that the merchandise being imported from Vietnam is of the same class or kind as the tissue paper produced in the PRC, which is subject to the antidumping duty order. The merchandise from Vietnam shares physical characteristics with the merchandise covered by the antidumping duty order. With regard to completion of merchandise in a foreign country, petitioner has also presented information that the tissue paper from Vietnam is being processed in Vietnam using PRC jumbo rolls of tissue paper as the input. Guilin Qifeng and Quijiang have admitted the same on the record of the first administrative review of tissue paper from the PRC. See ‘‘Letter to the Secretary from Guilin Qifeng: Q&V response of Guilin Qifeng Paper Co., Ltd.,’’ dated June 21, 2006; see also ‘‘Letter to the Secretary from Quijiang: Q&V response of Vietnam Quijiang Paper Company, Limited,’’ dated May 25, 2006. With regard to whether the conversion of PRC jumbo rolls of tissue paper into cut–to-length tissue paper from Vietnam is a ‘‘minor or insignificant process,’’ petitioner addressed the relevant statutory factors used to determine whether the processing jumbo rolls of tissue paper is minor or insignificant with the best information available to petitioner at the time of the request. Petitioner relied on information from the underlying investigation and information placed on the record of the first administrative review by Quijiang and Guilin Qifeng. Although Quijiang has challenged petitioner’s claim that the conversion process in Vietnam is ‘‘minor or insignificant,’’ we find that the information presented by petitioner supports petitioner’s request to initiate an anti–circumvention inquiry. In VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Sep 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 particular, petitioner provides evidence for each of the criteria provided in the statute, including arguing 1) that Quijiang’s business license suggests little investment has been made in Quijiang; 2) that because Guilin Qifeng has a fully integrated production facility and is affiliated with Quijiang it is reasonable to presume that research and development takes place in the PRC; 3) that printing, folding, and cutting, i.e., the converting process, do not alter the fundamental characteristics of the tissue paper; 4) that Quijiang’s rented facilities suggest a lower investment level than that required by the capital–intensive nature of the paper–making process; and 5) that business proprietary price points obtained by petitioner suggest that converting tissue paper adds little value to the merchandise imported to the United States. Furthermore, we note that the converting operations described in the scope request and in the USITC report, to which Quijiang refers, discuss converting operations in the United States. Our analysis will focus on converting operations in Vietnam and, in the context of this proceeding, we will closely examine the value–added and extent of processing in Vietnam. With respect to the value of the merchandise produced in the PRC, petitioner relied on the information and arguments in the ‘‘minor or insignificant process’’ portion of its anti– circumvention request to indicate that the value of jumbo rolls of tissue paper is significant relative to the total value of finished merchandise exported to the United States. We find that the information adequately meets the requirements of this factor, as discussed above. Finally, petitioner argued that the Department should also consider the pattern of trade, affiliation, and subsequent import volumes as factors in determining whether to initiate the anti–circumvention inquiry. The import information submitted by petitioner indicates that imports of tissue paper from Vietnam are rising significantly. Moreover, Guilin Qifeng’s and Quijiang’s own statements establish that Quijiang is an affiliate of Guilin Qifeng. Accordingly, we are initiating a formal anti–circumvention inquiry concerning the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the PRC, pursuant to section 781(b) of the Act. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(l)(2), if the Department issues a preliminary affirmative determination, we will then instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation and require a cash deposit of estimated duties on the merchandise. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department is focusing its analysis of the significance of the production process in Vietnam on the single processor identified by the petitioner, namely Quijiang, in its July 21, 2006, anti–circumvention request and about which sufficient information to initiate an inquiry has been provided. If the Department receives a formal request from an interested party regarding potential circumvention by other Vietnamese companies involved in processing PRC jumbo rolls for export to the United States within sufficient time, we will consider conducting the inquiries concurrently. The Department will, following consultation with interested parties, establish a schedule for questionnaires and comments on the issues. The Department intends to issue its final determination within 300 days of the date of publication of this initiation. This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 5, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–15094 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Announcement of Performance Review Board Members International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and existing members of the International Trade Administrations Performance Review Board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Montague, International Trade Administration, Office of Human Resources Management, at (202) 482– 2850, Room 7414, Washington, DC 20230. The purpose of the Performance Review Board is to review and make recommendations to the appointing authority on performance management issues such as appraisals, bonuses, pay level increases, and Presidential Rank SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 12, 2006 / Notices Awards for members of the Senior Executive Service. The Under Secretary for International Trade, Franklin L. Lavin, has named the following members of the International Trade Administration Performance Review Board: 1. Thomas A. McGinty, National Director (new). 2. Barbara E. Tillman, Senior Director (new).* 3. Seward L. Jones Jr., Director, Office of Multilateral Affairs (new). 4. Patricia A. Sefcik, Senior Director for Manufacturing (new). 5. Ronald A. Glaser, Human Resources Officer, Executive Secretary (new). 6. Sean M. Reilly, Chief of Staff, AtLarge (new). 7. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, Outside Reviewer (new). Dated: September 8, 2006. Deborah Martin, Acting, Human Resources Officer. [FR Doc. E6–15200 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–25–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coral Reefs— Economic Valuation Study National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2006. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: * Joseph A. Spetrini, Deputy Assistant Director for Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Policy and Negotiations, Alternate (new). VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Sep 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dr. Vernon R. Leeworthy, NOS/Special Projects, 1305 East West Highway, SSMC 4, 9th Floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (or Bob.Leeworthy@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The purpose of this data collection is to provide information on the value of Hawaii’s coral reef habitats to specific segments of the U.S. population. This is a national survey using a panel based on a nationally representative, list-assisted, random digit-dial (RDD) sample drawn from all 10-digit telephone numbers in the U.S. The survey is designed to yield information that can be used to estimate non-use or passive economic use values for Hawaii’s coral reef ecosystems. The survey addresses the public’s preferences and economic values regarding the use of no-take areas as a management tool and their preferences regarding several alternative methods of restoring damaged coral reefs. A large scale pre-test of the survey has been conducted (200 survey responses) under OMB Approval Number 0648–0531, expiration date 8/31/2006. II. Method of Collection Members of the panel will complete the survey on-line using either WebTV technology supplied by Knowledge Networks, Inc. or their own Internet service. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53667 collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 5, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–15032 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Outreach Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2006. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Michelle McGregor, (301) 713–1406 ext. 169 or michelle.mcgregor@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The objective of this survey is to assess the level of awareness on issues related to regulations preventing feeding/harassment of wild bottlenose E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 12, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53666-53667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-15200]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Announcement of Performance Review Board Members

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of 
Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before 
their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and 
existing members of the International Trade Administrations Performance 
Review Board.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Montague, International Trade 
Administration, Office of Human Resources Management, at (202) 482-
2850, Room 7414, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Performance Review Board 
is to review and make recommendations to the appointing authority on 
performance management issues such as appraisals, bonuses, pay level 
increases, and Presidential Rank

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Awards for members of the Senior Executive Service.
    The Under Secretary for International Trade, Franklin L. Lavin, has 
named the following members of the International Trade Administration 
Performance Review Board:
    1. Thomas A. McGinty, National Director (new).
    2. Barbara E. Tillman, Senior Director (new).*
    3. Seward L. Jones Jr., Director, Office of Multilateral Affairs 
(new).
    4. Patricia A. Sefcik, Senior Director for Manufacturing (new).
    5. Ronald A. Glaser, Human Resources Officer, Executive Secretary 
(new).
    6. Sean M. Reilly, Chief of Staff, At-Large (new).
    7. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export 
Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, Outside Reviewer (new).
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    \*\ Joseph A. Spetrini, Deputy Assistant Director for Anti-
Dumping and Countervailing Duty Policy and Negotiations, Alternate 
(new).

    Dated: September 8, 2006.
Deborah Martin,
Acting, Human Resources Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-15200 Filed 9-11-06; 8:45 am]
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