Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2007, 70962-70963 [E6-20771]

Download as PDF 70962 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 235 / Thursday, December 7, 2006 / Notices can be accessed directly on the Department’s Web page at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Review The Department determines that revocation of the countervailing duty orders on hot–rolled steel from Argentina, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Thailand would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following subsidy rates: THAILAND Manufacturer/Exporter Subsidy Rate Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public. Company Limited (SSI) ..... All others ....................... 2.38 % ad valorem 2.38 % ad valorem International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 752(b)(3) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of the final results of these full sunset reviews. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) Subsidy Rate of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or 41.69 % ad destruction of APO materials or valorem conversion to judicial protective order is 41.69 % ad hereby requested. Failure to comply valorem with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these determinations and notice in Subsidy Rate accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i) of the Act. ARGENTINA Manufacturer/Exporter Siderar Sociedad Anomina. Industrial & Commercial (Siderar) ...... All others ....................... INDIA Manufacturer/Exporter Essar Steel Limited (Essar) ....................... 12.90 % ad valorem Ispat Industries Limited (Ispat) ........................ 36.51 % ad valorem Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) ........... 22.89 % ad valorem Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited (TISCO) ..................... 13.79 % ad valorem 20.72 % ad valorem All Others ...................... INDONESIA Manufacturer/Exporter 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 2007 AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. 10.21 % ad valorem ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2007 10.21 % ad worsted wool fabric tariff rate quota. All others ....................... valorem SOUTH AFRICA Manufacturer/Exporter sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Subsidy Rate P.T. Krakatau Steel ...... Subsidy Rate Saldanha Steel (Pty.) Ltd. (Saldanha)/. Iscor Ltd. (Iscor) .......... All others ....................... 5.76 % ad valorem 5.76 % ad valorem VerDate Aug<31>2005 Dated: November 29, 2006. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–20699 Filed 12–6–06; 8:45 am] 17:29 Dec 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2007 of imports of certain worsted wool fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-200), as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210), the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 (Public law 108-249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-280). The companies PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 and the Pension Protection Act of 2006, 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 2007. 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 2007. 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 2007. On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such allocations (66 FR6459, 15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 (70 FR 61363). On August 29, 2006 the Department published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 51187) soliciting applications for an allocation of the E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 235 / Thursday, December 7, 2006 / Notices 2007 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of September 28, 2006. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 11 firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 15 firms. The Department received a timely application 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, 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 Toluca Garment Company-Toluca, IL The Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN 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. Company Receiving Allocation: Warren Corporation.-Stafford Springs, CT Dated: December 4, 2006 Philip J. Martello, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Goods Industries, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc.E6–20771 Filed 12–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 112906B] Endangered Species; File No. 1570 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), NMFS, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 33149, has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea HTS 9902.51.15, FABRICS, OF WORSTED turtles for purposes of scientific WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER research. OF 18.5 MICRON OR LESS, CERTIFIED BY ADDRESSES: The permit and related THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN documents are available for review MAKING SUITS, SUIT-TYPE JACKETS, OR upon written request or by appointment TROUSERS (PROVIDED FOR IN SUB- in the following office(s):Permits, HEADING 5112.11.30 AND 5112.19.60). Conservation and Education Division, Amount allocated: 5,000,000 square meters. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427– 2521;Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 18, 2006, notice was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 40700) that a request for a scientific research permit to take green, loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70963 olive ridley, hawksbill, and leatherback sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named organization. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The research will evaluate modifications to commercial fishing gear to mitigate sea turtle interactions and capture. These evaluations and subsequent gear modifications will help to reduce incidental turtle bycatch in the gear types studied. By assessing those animals incidentally captured, the research will also provide new data to improve stock assessments, assess the impact of anthropogenic activities, better manage and, ultimately, recover these species. The research will take up to 253 loggerhead, 101 Kemp’s ridley, 112 leatherback, 51 green, 37 hawksbill, 36 olive ridley sea turtles, and 88 unidentified hardshell species (e.g., a turtle that escaped from the gear before identification could be made) annually. A total of up to 3 loggerhead, 2 Kemp’s ridley, 2 green, 1 leatherback, 1 hawksbill, and 1 olive ridley sea turtle may be taken lethally over the course of the permit. Animals would be handled, measured, weighed, photographed, flipper tagged, passive integrated transponder tagged, skin biopsied, and released. A subset of these animals would be captured by trawl research authorized by the permit. The research will take place in waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and their tributaries. The permit was issued for 5 years. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of any endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: December 1, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–20764 Filed 12–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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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 2007

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2007 worsted wool fabric tariff rate 
quota.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the 
allocation for Calendar Year 2007 of imports of certain worsted wool 
fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade 
and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-200), as amended by the 
Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210), the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 
2004 (Public law 108-249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 
(Public Law 109-280). 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, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 and the Pension 
Protection Act of 2006, 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 2007. 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 2007. 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 2007.
    On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations 
establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such 
allocations (66 FR6459, 15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were 
adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 
(70 FR 61363). On August 29, 2006 the Department published a notice in 
the Federal Register (71 FR 51187) soliciting applications for an 
allocation of the

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2007 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of September 28, 2006. The 
Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.11 tariff 
rate quota from 11 firms. The Department received timely applications 
for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 15 firms. The Department 
received a timely application 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
  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
 




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.
 
 
 
  Company Receiving Allocation:
 
  Warren Corporation.-Stafford Springs, CT
 


Dated: December 4, 2006
Philip J. Martello,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer 
Goods Industries, Department of Commerce.
[FR Doc.E6-20771 Filed 12-6-06; 8:45 am]
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