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Download as PDF 46444 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 160 / Monday, August 20, 2007 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES amount to establish and implement a strategic technology reserve (STR) to pre-position or secure interoperable communications in advance for immediate deployment in an emergency situation or major disaster. If a State or Territory is not submitting a PSIC Investment for the STR, it must submit a detailed written explanation along with its Investment Justification that demonstrates that it has already implemented such a strategic technology reserve or that other funded project proposals represent a higher priority for public safety communications. Upon a finding by the Assistant Secretary that the State or Territory has met the demonstration requirement, it may use the presumptive funding amount for other approved PSIC projects. 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In addition, NTIA will review each Statewide Plan to ensure that States and Territories address the following PSIC requirements: how public safety agencies will plan and coordinate, acquire, deploy, and train on communications equipment, software, and systems that use - or enable interoperability with communications systems that use - in the reallocated public safety spectrum or otherwise improve or advance the interoperability with public safety communications systems that utilize other public safety spectrum bands; how a strategic technology reserve will be established and implemented to pre-position or secure interoperable communications in advance for immediate deployment in an emergency or major disaster; how local and tribal government entities’ interoperable communications needs VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Aug 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 have been included in the planning process and how their needs are being addressed, if applicable; and how authorized nongovernmental organizations’ interoperable communications needs have been included in the planning process and how their needs are being addressed, if applicable. 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This amendment is not a ‘‘major rule’’ within the meaning of the Act. Dated: August 16, 2007. Kathy Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 07–4083 Filed 8–16–07; 11:18 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement) August 14, 2007. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2007. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain raschel knit open work crepe fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR region. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 160 / Monday, August 20, 2007 / Notices Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3651. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ONLINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf.Reference number: 31.2007.07.13.Fabric. SoriniSametforHansoll SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Authority: Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA-DR Act); the Statement of Administrative Action (SAA), accompanying the CAFTA-DR Act; Presidential Proclamations 7987 (February 28, 2006) and 7996 (March 31, 2006). Background: The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA-DR Agreement have determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. Articles that otherwise meet the rule of origin to qualify for preferential treatment are not disqualified because they contain one of the products on the Annex 3.25 list. The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides that this list may be modified pursuant to Article 3.25(4)-(5), when the President of the United States determines that a fabric, yarn, or fiber is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. The CAFTA-DR Act states that the President will make a determination on whether additional fabrics, yarns, and fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. The CAFTA-DR Act requires the President to establish procedures governing the submission of a request and providing opportunity for interested entities to submit comments and supporting evidence before a commercial availability determination is made. In Presidential Proclamations 7987 and 7996, the President delegated to CITA the authority under section 203(o)(4) of the CAFTA-DR Act for modifying the Annex 3.25 list. On March 21, 2007, CITA published final procedures it would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list (72 FR 13256). On July 13, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Sorini Samet & Associates, LLC, on behalf of their client, Hansoll Textile Ltd., for certain raschel knit open work crepe fabrics of the specifications detailed below. On July 17, 2007, CITA notified interested parties of, and posted on its website, the accepted request and requested that any interested entity provide, by July 27, 2007, a response VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Aug 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 advising of its objection to the request or its ability to supply the subject product, and rebuttals to responses by August 2, 2007. No interested entity filed a response advising of its objection to the request or its ability to supply the subject product. In accordance with Section 203(o)(4)(C)(iii)(II) of the CAFTA-DR Act, and its procedures, as no interested entity submitted a response objecting to the request or expressing an ability to supply the subject product, CITA has determined to add the specified fabrics to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTADR Agreement. The subject fabrics are added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. A revised list has been published on-line. Specifications: HTS Subheading: Overall Fiber Content: 6005.42.00.10, 6005.44.00.10 73% viscose rayon/ 24% nylon/ 3% spandex Constituent Yarns: Machine Gauge: Number of Bars: Width: Weight: Coloration: 1. 32/2 to 36/2 metric (18.9/2 to 21.2/2 english) spun viscose rayon 2. 163.7 to 152.4 metric (55 to 59 denier)/ 10 filament nylon 3. 43.3 to 42.9 metric (208 to 210 denier) spandex wrapped around 132to 125 metric (68 to 72 denier) nylon 18 16 Not less than 137cm (54 inches) cuttable for piece dyed goods; not less than 147.32 cm (58 inches) for printed goods 0.23kg per square meter (0.659 linear yards per lb.), plus or minus 5 percent (Piece) dyed; printed In addition, this fabric has a unique ‘‘blistered’’ face requiring each of the constituent yarns to be fed separately, with small, regular open-work interstices, representing about 15% of the total surface area. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–16323 Filed 8–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46445 COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement) August 15, 2007. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Determination to add two products in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2007. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that two woven fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA–DR region. The products will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA– DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2582. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ONLINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf.Reference number: 23.2007.06.18.Fabric.Governmentofthe DominicanRepublic. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA–DR Act); the Statement of Administrative Action (SAA), accompanying the CAFTA–DR Act; Presidential Proclamations 7987 (February 28, 2006) and 7996 (March 31, 2006). Background: The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA–DR Agreement have determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. Articles that otherwise meet the rule of origin to qualify for preferential treatment are not disqualified because they contain one of the products on the Annex 3.25 list. The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides that this list may be modified pursuant to Article 3.25(4)–(5), when the President of the United States determines that a fabric, yarn, or fiber is not available in commercial quantities E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial 
Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United 
States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement)

August 14, 2007.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA).

ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to 
Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA) has determined that certain raschel knit open work crepe 
fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities 
in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR region. The product will be added to 
the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted 
quantities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and

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Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3651.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON-LINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/
CaftaReqTrack.nsf.Reference number: 31.2007.07.13.Fabric. 
SoriniSametforHansoll

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central 
America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 
(CAFTA-DR Act); the Statement of Administrative Action (SAA), 
accompanying the CAFTA-DR Act; Presidential Proclamations 7987 
(February 28, 2006) and 7996 (March 31, 2006).

Background:

    The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, 
yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA-DR Agreement have 
determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely 
manner in the territory of any Party. Articles that otherwise meet the 
rule of origin to qualify for preferential treatment are not 
disqualified because they contain one of the products on the Annex 3.25 
list.
    The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides that this list may be modified 
pursuant to Article 3.25(4)-(5), when the President of the United 
States determines that a fabric, yarn, or fiber is not available in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. 
The CAFTA-DR Act states that the President will make a determination on 
whether additional fabrics, yarns, and fibers are available in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party.
    The CAFTA-DR Act requires the President to establish procedures 
governing the submission of a request and providing opportunity for 
interested entities to submit comments and supporting evidence before a 
commercial availability determination is made. In Presidential 
Proclamations 7987 and 7996, the President delegated to CITA the 
authority under section 203(o)(4) of the CAFTA-DR Act for modifying the 
Annex 3.25 list. On March 21, 2007, CITA published final procedures it 
would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list (72 
FR 13256).
    On July 13, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from 
Sorini Samet & Associates, LLC, on behalf of their client, Hansoll 
Textile Ltd., for certain raschel knit open work crepe fabrics of the 
specifications detailed below. On July 17, 2007, CITA notified 
interested parties of, and posted on its website, the accepted request 
and requested that any interested entity provide, by July 27, 2007, a 
response advising of its objection to the request or its ability to 
supply the subject product, and rebuttals to responses by August 2, 
2007.
    No interested entity filed a response advising of its objection to 
the request or its ability to supply the subject product.
    In accordance with Section 203(o)(4)(C)(iii)(II) of the CAFTA-DR 
Act, and its procedures, as no interested entity submitted a response 
objecting to the request or expressing an ability to supply the subject 
product, CITA has determined to add the specified fabrics to the list 
in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement.
    The subject fabrics are added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the 
CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. A revised list has been 
published on-line.

Specifications:

 
 
 
HTS Subheading:                        6005.42.00.10, 6005.44.00.10
Overall Fiber Content:                 73% viscose rayon/ 24% nylon/ 3%
                                        spandex
Constituent Yarns:                     .................................
                                        1. 32/2 to 36/2 metric (18.9/2
                                        to 21.2/2 english) spun viscose
                                        rayon
                                        2. 163.7 to 152.4 metric (55 to
                                        59 denier)/ 10 filament nylon
                                        3. 43.3 to 42.9 metric (208 to
                                        210 denier) spandex wrapped
                                        around 132to 125 metric (68 to
                                        72 denier) nylon
Machine Gauge:                         18
Number of Bars:                        16
Width:                                 Not less than 137cm (54 inches)
                                        cuttable for piece dyed goods;
                                        not less than 147.32 cm (58
                                        inches) for printed goods
Weight:                                0.23kg per square meter (0.659
                                        linear yards per lb.), plus or
                                        minus 5 percent
Coloration:                            (Piece) dyed; printed
 

    In addition, this fabric has a unique ``blistered'' face requiring 
each of the constituent yarns to be fed separately, with small, regular 
open-work interstices, representing about 15% of the total surface 
area.

R. Matthew Priest,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. E7-16323 Filed 8-17-07; 8:45 am]
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