Office of Insular Affairs; Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs, 61923 [06-8818]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 203 / Friday, October 20, 2006 / Proposed Rules PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006 is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * ANM CO, E5 Nucla, CO [New] Hopkins Field, CO (Lat. 38°14′20″ N., long. 108°33′48″ W.) 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E6–17579 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 15 CFR Part 303 [Docket No. 061006261–6261–01] mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS RIN 0625–AA72 Office of Insular Affairs; Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce; Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Oct 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Departments of Commerce and the Interior jointly administer the Insular Possessions Watch Program. Under this program, insular possessions watch producers may receive duty-free treatment of certain watches imported into the customs territory of the United States. This action invites comments from insular watch producers and interested parties on possible options for revising the maximum total value of watch components per watch and watch movement that are eligible for duty-free entry into the United States under the insular watch program. DATES: Comments must be submitted by November 20, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Faye Robinson, (202) 482–3526. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Departments of Commerce and the Interior (the Departments) administer the watch duty-exemption allocations and the watch and jewelry duty-refund benefits for producers in the United States insular possessions (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) in accordance with Public Law 97–446, as amended by Public Law 103–465, Public Law 106–36 and Public Law 108–429. Currently, the insular watch program does not allow watch movements and watches assembled from components with a value of more than $35 for watch movements and $800 for watches to receive program duty exemption benefits as set forth in Section 303.14(b)(3) of the Department of Commerce’s regulations (15 CFR 303.14(b)(3)) even if the watch movements and watches have met all other program requirements. On July 25, 2006, we received a letter from the U.S. Virgin Islands Watch & Jewelry Manufacturers Association requesting that the Department of Commerce reexamine the current value limits for watches which are assembled in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Association asserted that the cost of gold has more than doubled in the past year, making it impossible to continue a viable and steady production of gold watches. In light of the foregoing, the Departments would like to receive comment on whether to change the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 61923 maximum value of watch components per watch and watch movement that are eligible for benefits under the program and, if so, what that value might be. In particular, we are interested in receiving comments on four options: • Leave the maximum value of watch components per watch and watch movement at their current level. • Raise the maximum value of a watch components per watch to $1,250 and watch movement to $50. • Remove any restriction on the value of watch components per watch and watch movement. • Index the maximum value of watch components per watch to the New York spot gold index price per day as reported in the Wall Street Journal and leave the value of the watch movement components at the current level. Persons wishing to comment should submit a signed original copy of comments by the due date. The Departments will consider all comments received by the due date. Comments received after the due date will be considered, if possible, but their consideration cannot be assured. Classification Executive Order 12866: This action has been determined to be not significant under Executive Order 12866. Dated: October 13, 2006. David Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Department of Commerce. Dated: October 13, 2006. Nikolao Pula, Director for Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior. [FR Doc. 06–8818 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P, 4310–93–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 16 CFR Parts 1307, 1410, 1500 and 1515 Standards for All Terrain Vehicles and Ban of Three-Wheeled All Terrain Vehicles; Extension of Comment Period Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of extension of comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission is extending its comment period to receive comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘NPR’’) concerning actions the Commission proposes to take to address the risk of injury associated with all E:\FR\FM\20OCP1.SGM 20OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 203 (Friday, October 20, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 61923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-8818]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

15 CFR Part 303

[Docket No. 061006261-6261-01]
RIN 0625-AA72


Office of Insular Affairs; Insular Possessions Watch, Watch 
Movement and Jewelry Programs

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce; Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the 
Interior.

ACTION: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Departments of Commerce and the Interior jointly 
administer the Insular Possessions Watch Program. Under this program, 
insular possessions watch producers may receive duty-free treatment of 
certain watches imported into the customs territory of the United 
States. This action invites comments from insular watch producers and 
interested parties on possible options for revising the maximum total 
value of watch components per watch and watch movement that are 
eligible for duty-free entry into the United States under the insular 
watch program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by November 20, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Faye Robinson, Director, 
Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 2104, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Faye Robinson, (202) 482-3526.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Departments of Commerce and the Interior 
(the Departments) administer the watch duty-exemption allocations and 
the watch and jewelry duty-refund benefits for producers in the United 
States insular possessions (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American 
Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) in 
accordance with Public Law 97-446, as amended by Public Law 103-465, 
Public Law 106-36 and Public Law 108-429.
    Currently, the insular watch program does not allow watch movements 
and watches assembled from components with a value of more than $35 for 
watch movements and $800 for watches to receive program duty exemption 
benefits as set forth in Section 303.14(b)(3) of the Department of 
Commerce's regulations (15 CFR 303.14(b)(3)) even if the watch 
movements and watches have met all other program requirements. On July 
25, 2006, we received a letter from the U.S. Virgin Islands Watch & 
Jewelry Manufacturers Association requesting that the Department of 
Commerce reexamine the current value limits for watches which are 
assembled in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Association asserted that the 
cost of gold has more than doubled in the past year, making it 
impossible to continue a viable and steady production of gold watches.
    In light of the foregoing, the Departments would like to receive 
comment on whether to change the maximum value of watch components per 
watch and watch movement that are eligible for benefits under the 
program and, if so, what that value might be. In particular, we are 
interested in receiving comments on four options:
     Leave the maximum value of watch components per watch and 
watch movement at their current level.
     Raise the maximum value of a watch components per watch to 
$1,250 and watch movement to $50.
     Remove any restriction on the value of watch components 
per watch and watch movement.
     Index the maximum value of watch components per watch to 
the New York spot gold index price per day as reported in the Wall 
Street Journal and leave the value of the watch movement components at 
the current level.
    Persons wishing to comment should submit a signed original copy of 
comments by the due date. The Departments will consider all comments 
received by the due date. Comments received after the due date will be 
considered, if possible, but their consideration cannot be assured.

Classification

    Executive Order 12866: This action has been determined to be not 
significant under Executive Order 12866.

    Dated: October 13, 2006.
David Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Department of Commerce.
    Dated: October 13, 2006.
Nikolao Pula,
Director for Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 06-8818 Filed 10-19-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P, 4310-93-P