Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets and Trousers in the United States, 50935 [E7-17548]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 30, 2007. R. Matthew Priest, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E7–17541 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BACKGROUND: BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men’s and Boys’ Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets and Trousers in the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: The Department of Commerce (Department) is soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits and suitlike jackets and trousers in the United States for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 5, 2007. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2008 tariff rate quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as possible after that date. Promptly thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants. DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. October 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Industry Assessment Division, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230 (telephone: (202) 482-4058). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or mail) or from the following Internet address: http:// web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/wooltrq.nsf/ TRQApp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Botero, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 50935 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (the Act) created two tariff rate quotas (TRQs), providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on limited quantities of two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers: (1) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); and (2) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTS heading 9902.51.12). On August 6, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Trade Act of 2002, which includes several amendments to Title V of the Act. On December 3, 2004, the Act was further amended pursuant to the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, Public Law 108-429, by increasing the TRQ for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns, HTS 9902.51.11, to an annual total level of 5.5 million square meters, and extending it through 2007, and increasing the TRQ for average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less, HTS 9902.51.15 (previously 9902.51.12), to an annual total level of 5 million square meters and extending it through 2006. On August 17, 2006 the Act was further amended pursuant to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public Law 109280, which extended both TRQs, 9902.51.11 and 9902.51.15, through 2009. The Act requires that the TRQs be allocated to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States. On October 24, 2005, the Department adopted final regulations establishing procedures for allocating the TRQ. See 70 FR 61363; 19 CFR 335. In order to be eligible for an allocation, an applicant must submit an application on the form provided at http:// web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/wooltrq.nsf/ TRQApp to the address listed above by 5 p.m. on October 5, 2007 in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 335. Any business confidential information that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: August 30, 2007. R. Matthew Priest, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E7–17548 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Subsistence Permits and Harvest Logs for Pacific Halibut in Waters Off Alaska 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 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: 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 instruments and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) designed the halibut subsistence fishing reporting instruments in this collection to work in conjunction with other halibut harvest assessment measures to retrieve essential Pacific halibut information while minimizing the reporting burden on subsistence halibut fishermen. Ceremonial and Educational Permits in International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Area 2C or 3A are available exclusively to Alaska Native Tribes listed in 50 CFR 300.65(f)(2). The permits consist of a laminated permit card and a harvest log. Eligible Alaska Native tribes are limited to one Ceremonial Permit Coordinator per tribe, and one authorized instructor per Educational Program. Both permits expire 30 days from date of issuance. A Community Harvest Permit (CHP) is issued to an Alaska Native Tribe, or to eligible rural communities in the absence of a tribe, provided the tribe or community is listed in § 300.65(f)(1) or E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff 
Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons 
Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets 
and Trousers in the United States

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

ACTION: The Department of Commerce (Department) is soliciting 
applications for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas on 
certain worsted wool fabric to persons who cut and sew men's and boys' 
worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United 
States.

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SUMMARY: The Department hereby solicits applications from 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 for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate 
quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit 
an application on the form provided to the address listed below by 
October 5, 2007. The Department will cause to be published in the 
Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2008 tariff rate 
quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as 
soon as possible after that date. Promptly thereafter, the Department 
will issue licenses to eligible applicants.

DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 
5 p.m. October 5, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Industry Assessment 
Division, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, United States 
Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230 (telephone: (202) 482-
4058). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via 
facsimile or mail) or from the following Internet address: http://
web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/wooltrq.nsf/TRQApp.

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 (the Act) created 
two tariff rate quotas (TRQs), providing for temporary reductions in 
the import duties on limited quantities of two categories of worsted 
wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or 
trousers: (1) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters 
greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); and (2) for worsted wool fabric with 
average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTS heading 
9902.51.12). On August 6, 2002, President Bush signed into law the 
Trade Act of 2002, which includes several amendments to Title V of the 
Act. On December 3, 2004, the Act was further amended pursuant to the 
Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, Public Law 108-429, by increasing the 
TRQ for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 
18.5 microns, HTS 9902.51.11, to an annual total level of 5.5 million 
square meters, and extending it through 2007, and increasing the TRQ 
for average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less, HTS 9902.51.15 
(previously 9902.51.12), to an annual total level of 5 million square 
meters and extending it through 2006. On August 17, 2006 the Act was 
further amended pursuant to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public 
Law 109-280, which extended both TRQs, 9902.51.11 and 9902.51.15, 
through 2009.
    The Act requires that the TRQs be allocated to persons who cut and 
sew men's and boys' worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers 
in the United States. On October 24, 2005, the Department adopted final 
regulations establishing procedures for allocating the TRQ. See 70 FR 
61363; 19 CFR 335. In order to be eligible for an allocation, an 
applicant must submit an application on the form provided at http://
web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/wooltrq.nsf/TRQApp to the address listed above by 
5 p.m. on October 5, 2007 in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 
335. Any business confidential information that is marked business 
confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to 
the full extent permitted by law.

Dated: August 30, 2007.
R. Matthew Priest,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel.
[FR Doc. E7-17548 Filed 9-4-07; 8:45 am]
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