Request for Public Comments on a Systematic Review of the Commerce Control List, 39052-39053 [E7-13843]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 39052 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 17, 2007 / Notices (the Board) by the Port of Tacoma, grantee of FTZ 86, requesting authority on behalf of Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company (Tesoro), to expand the scope of manufacturing activity conducted under zone procedures within Subzone 86D at the Tesoro oil refinery complex in Anacortes, Washington. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign– Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on July 10, 2007. Subzone 86D (108,200 BPD capacity, 350 employees) was approved by the Board in 2001 for the manufacture of fuel products and certain petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by–products (Board Order 1140, 66 FR 6583–6585, 1– 22–2001). The subzone is located on West March Point Road in Anacortes, Washington (Skagit County). The request anticipates expansion of Tesoro’s crude unit and modifications and upgrades to existing units within the refinery complex that may increase the overall crude distillation capacity of the refinery up to 150,000 BPD. No additional feedstocks or products have been requested. Zone procedures would exempt the increased production from customs duty payments on the foreign products used in its exports. On domestic sales of the increased production, the company would be able to choose the finished product duty rate on certain petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by–products (duty–free) by admitting foreign crude oil in non–privileged foreign status. The duty rates on crude oil range from 5.25 cents/barrel to 10.5 cents/barrel. The application indicates that the savings from zone procedures help improve the refinery’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, a member of the FTZ staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is September 17, 2007. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to October 1, 2007). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations: U.S. Department of Commerce Export VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Jul 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 Assistance Center, 2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 310, Seattle, WA 98121. Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign–Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2111, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane_Finver@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: July 10, 2007. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–13824 Filed 7–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 070619210–7211–01] Request for Public Comments on a Systematic Review of the Commerce Control List Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of inquiry. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is soliciting comments from the public regarding the Commerce Control List (CCL) in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). BIS has already requested that its Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) review the CCL and recommend potential changes to BIS. BIS believes that it would also be beneficial to allow interested members of the public to submit comments regarding the CCL. DATES: Comments must be received by September 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this notice of inquiry may be sent by e-mail to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov. Include ‘‘Notice of Inquiry—CCL’’ in the subject line of the message. Comments may also be submitted by mail or hand delivery to Timothy Mooney, Office of Exporter Services, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, 14th St. & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230, ATTN: Notice of Inquiry—CCL; or by fax to (202) 482–3355. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Mooney, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, telephone: (202) 482–2440, email: tmooney@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background The Commerce Control List (CCL) is found in Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the EAR. The CCL is a list of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Items subject to the EAR are under the export control jurisdiction of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce. The CCL covers items (i.e., commodities, software, and technology) enumerated in Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs). There are 10 general categories (0–9) of ECCNs and each category has five parts (Systems, Equipment and Components; Test, Inspection and Production Equipment; Materials; Software; and Technology). The CCL covers a broad range of commodities, software and technologies and plays an important role in the U.S. system for controlling the export of dual-use items. Items not listed on the CCL, but subject to the EAR, are designated as EAR99. Changes are made regularly to the CCL to reflect revisions in the control lists of the multilateral export control regimes (Wassenaar Arrangement; Missile Technology Control Regime; Australia Group; Nuclear Suppliers’ Group). To conduct a more systematic review of the CCL, BIS has requested that its TACs review the CCL and recommend potential changes to BIS. In addition to seeking recommendations from its TACs, BIS is also inviting the interested public to submit comments regarding: (1) The overall structure of the CCL, including suggestions for how the structure of the CCL may be changed to better advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic interests; (2) Types of items that should be listed on the CCL and the appropriate levels of controls to be placed on those items, taking into account technology levels, markets, and foreign availability; (3) Any updates to the CCL item descriptions that would enable the descriptions to better reflect the intent of the multinational controls and to eliminate any overly broad descriptions that inadvertently capture non-critical items that are not controlled by other countries; and (4) Coordination and harmonization of controls on items covered by the multilateral regimes, such as the Wassenaar Arrangement. Comments should be submitted to BIS as described in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by September 17, 2007. E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 17, 2007 / Notices Dated: July 11, 2007. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. E7–13843 Filed 7–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–898 Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (‘‘chlorinated isos’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period December 16, 2004, through May 31, 2006. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (‘‘NV’’) by Hebei Jiheng Chemical Company Ltd. (‘‘Jiheng Chemical’’). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (‘‘POR’’). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). EFFECTIVE DATE: July 17, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katharine Huang or Charles Riggle, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1271 or (202) 482– 0650, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On June 24, 2005, the Department published the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isos from the PRC.1 On June 2, 2006, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 36561 (June 24, 2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Jul 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 administrative review of this order.2 On June 30, 2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351. 213(b)(1), the following requests were made: Clearon Corporation (‘‘Clearon’’) and Occidental Chemical Corporation (‘‘OxyChem’’), petitioners in the underlying investigation, and BioLab, Inc. (‘‘BioLab’’), a domestic producer of the like product, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Jiheng Chemical’s sales and entries during the POR; On the same date, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), Jiheng Chemical, a foreign producer/exporter of subject merchandise, requested that the Department review its sales of subject merchandise. On July 27, 2006, the Department initiated this administrative review with respect to Jiheng Chemical.3 The Department issued an antidumping duty questionnaire to Jiheng Chemical on August 15, 2006. On August 16, 2006, the Department requested that the Office of Policy provide a list of surrogate countries for this review.4 On August 23, 2006, the Office of Policy issued its list of surrogate countries.5 On August 24, 2006, the Department requested that interested parties submit surrogate value information. On September 12, 2006, the Department requested that interested parties provide surrogate country selection comments. On September 15, 2006, Clearon and OxyChem (‘‘Petitioners’’) and BioLab requested an extension of time for all interested parties to submit surrogate value information, provide surrogate country selection comments, and submit factual information. On September 19, 2006, the Department granted the Petitioners’ and BioLab’s extension requests. On October 25, 2006, BioLab requested a further extension of time to submit surrogate value information and provide surrogate country selection 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 32032 (June 2, 2006). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 42626 (July 17, 2006). 4 See Memorandum to Ron Lorentzen, Director, Office of Policy, from Wendy Frankel, Director, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 8, ‘‘Surrogate-Country Selection: 2004-2006 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China’’ (August 16, 2006). 5 See the Memorandum from Ron Lorentzen, Director, Office of Policy, to Wendy Frankel, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, ‘‘Administrative Review of Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Request for a List of Surrogate Countries’’ (August 23, 2006) (‘‘Surrogate Country Memorandum’’). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39053 comments. On October 31, 2006, the Department granted the requested extension to all parties. On November 17, 2006, Petitioners, BioLab and Jiheng Chemical provided comments on publicly available information to value the factors of production (‘‘FOP’’) and the selection of a surrogate country. All interested parties recommended India as the surrogate country. On November 27, 2006, Jiheng Chemical submitted rebuttal comments on Petitioners’ November 17, 2006 surrogate value submission. On November 27, 2006, Petitioners and BioLab requested an extension of time for all parties to submit rebuttal information concerning surrogate values. On November 28, 2006, the Department granted Petitioners’ and BioLab’s extension requests. On November 30, 2006, BioLab requested an extension of time for all parties to submit factual information. On December 4, 2006, the Department granted BioLab’s extension request. On December 6, 2006, Petitioners and BioLab submitted rebuttal comments on Jiheng Chemical’s November 17, 2006 surrogate value submission. On December 15, 2006, Jiheng Chemical submitted rebuttal information on Petitioners’ and BioLab’s December 6, 2006 submissions. On December 15, 2006, Petitioners and BioLab submitted factual information on surrogate value selection. On December 26, 2006, Petitioners submitted comments on Jiheng Chemical’s December 15, 2006 rebuttal information. On January 5, 2007, Jiheng Chemical submitted rebuttal information on Petitioners’ December 26, 2006 comments. On January 16, 2007, Petitioners submitted rebuttal information on Jiheng Chemical’s January 5, 2007 comments. On October 11, 2006, Jiheng Chemical submitted its sections A, C, and D questionnaire responses (‘‘AQR, CQR and DQR’’, respectively). On November 6, 2006, the Department issued a section A supplemental questionnaire to Jiheng Chemical. On November 17, 2006, BioLab submitted comments on Jiheng Chemical’s AQR, CQR and DQR. Petitioners submitted comments on Jiheng Chemical’s AQR, CQR and DQR on November 20, 2006. On November 28, 2006, Jiheng Chemical submitted rebuttal comments on Petitioners’ November 20, 2006, and BioLab’s November 17, 2006, comments on its AQR, CQR and DQR. On December 5, 2006, Jiheng Chemical submitted its section A supplemental questionnaire response (‘‘1st SQR’’). On January 19, 2007, BioLab submitted comments on Jiheng Chemical’s 1st SQR. E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39052-39053]
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[FR Doc No: E7-13843]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

[Docket No. 070619210-7211-01]


Request for Public Comments on a Systematic Review of the 
Commerce Control List

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of inquiry.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is soliciting 
comments from the public regarding the Commerce Control List (CCL) in 
the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). BIS has already requested 
that its Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) review the CCL and 
recommend potential changes to BIS. BIS believes that it would also be 
beneficial to allow interested members of the public to submit comments 
regarding the CCL.

DATES: Comments must be received by September 17, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on this notice of inquiry may be sent by e-
mail to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov. Include ``Notice of Inquiry--CCL'' 
in the subject line of the message. Comments may also be submitted by 
mail or hand delivery to Timothy Mooney, Office of Exporter Services, 
Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department 
of Commerce, 14th St. & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, 
Washington, DC 20230, ATTN: Notice of Inquiry--CCL; or by fax to (202) 
482-3355.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Mooney, Regulatory Policy 
Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, telephone: (202) 482-2440, 
e-mail: tmooney@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Commerce Control List (CCL) is found in Supplement No. 1 to 
part 774 of the EAR. The CCL is a list of items subject to the Export 
Administration Regulations (EAR). Items subject to the EAR are under 
the export control jurisdiction of the Bureau of Industry and Security 
(BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce. The CCL covers items (i.e., 
commodities, software, and technology) enumerated in Export Control 
Classification Numbers (ECCNs). There are 10 general categories (0-9) 
of ECCNs and each category has five parts (Systems, Equipment and 
Components; Test, Inspection and Production Equipment; Materials; 
Software; and Technology). The CCL covers a broad range of commodities, 
software and technologies and plays an important role in the U.S. 
system for controlling the export of dual-use items. Items not listed 
on the CCL, but subject to the EAR, are designated as EAR99.
    Changes are made regularly to the CCL to reflect revisions in the 
control lists of the multilateral export control regimes (Wassenaar 
Arrangement; Missile Technology Control Regime; Australia Group; 
Nuclear Suppliers' Group). To conduct a more systematic review of the 
CCL, BIS has requested that its TACs review the CCL and recommend 
potential changes to BIS.
    In addition to seeking recommendations from its TACs, BIS is also 
inviting the interested public to submit comments regarding:
    (1) The overall structure of the CCL, including suggestions for how 
the structure of the CCL may be changed to better advance U.S. national 
security, foreign policy, and economic interests;
    (2) Types of items that should be listed on the CCL and the 
appropriate levels of controls to be placed on those items, taking into 
account technology levels, markets, and foreign availability;
    (3) Any updates to the CCL item descriptions that would enable the 
descriptions to better reflect the intent of the multinational controls 
and to eliminate any overly broad descriptions that inadvertently 
capture non-critical items that are not controlled by other countries; 
and
    (4) Coordination and harmonization of controls on items covered by 
the multilateral regimes, such as the Wassenaar Arrangement.
    Comments should be submitted to BIS as described in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice by September 17, 2007.


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    Dated: July 11, 2007.
Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
 [FR Doc. E7-13843 Filed 7-16-07; 8:45 am]
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