Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 for Imports of Certain Cotton Woven Fabrics, 58808-58809 [E7-20436]

Download as PDF 58808 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 17, 2007 / Notices request. Applications are also posted on the SABIT Russian language Web site at http://www.sabitprogram.org. Feedback surveys are given to participating U.S. companies and Eurasian participants at the completion of programs. End-of-Internship forms are given to individual participating U.S. companies hosting internships. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE III. Data AGENCY: OMB Control Number: 0625–0225. Form Number(s): ITA–4143P–5. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,250. Estimated Time Per Response: Application, 3 hours; feedback form, 1 hour; and end-of-internship form, 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,875. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $60,250. IV. Request for Comments sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 11, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–20408 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HE–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 for Imports of Certain Cotton Woven Fabrics International Trade Administration (ITA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 35068(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 17, 2007. 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: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Laurie Mease, Room 3100, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: (202) 482–2043 and fax number: (202) 482–2859; or via the Internet at Laurie_Mease@ita.doc.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Tax Relief and Heath Care Act of 2006 (‘‘the Act’’) contains provisions to assist the men’s and boys’’ cotton shirting industry. Among these provisions, the Act creates an annual tariff rate quota (TRQ) providing for temporary reductions through December 31, 2009, in the import duties of cotton woven fabrics suitable for making men’s and boys’ cotton shirts (new Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) headings 9902.52.08, 9902.52.09, 9902.52.10, 9902.52.11, 9902.52.12, 9902.52.13, 9902.52.14, 9902.52.15, 9902.52.16, 9902.52.17, 9902.52.18, and 9902.52.19). The reduction in duty is limited to 85 percent of the total square meter equivalents of all imported woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or more by weight cotton used by manufacturers in cutting and sewing men’s and boy’s cotton shirts in the United States and purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year 2000. Section 406(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to fairly allocate the tariff rate quota. More specifically, the Secretary of Commerce must issue licenses and ensure that the tariff rate quota is fairly allocated to eligible manufacturers under such headings 9902.52.08 through 9902.52.19. The TRQ is effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2007, and will remain in force through 2009. The TRQ will be allocated each year and a TRQ allocation will be valid only in the year for which it is issued. The Department of Commerce published regulations establishing procedures for allocation of the tariff rate quotas (72 FR 141, 15 CFR part 336). The Department must collect certain information in order to fairly allocate the TRQ to eligible persons. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection request (OMB Number 0625– 0260) with an expiration date of December 31, 2007. This request for comment is for the proposed information collection after December 31, 2007. II. Method of Collection The information collection forms will be provided via the Internet (http:// web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/cottontrq.nsf/ trqapp) and by mail to requesting firms. III. Data OMB Number: 0625–0260. Form Number: ITA–4156P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $500. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 17, 2007 / Notices collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 11, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–20436 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–836 Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Rescission, in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 12, 2007, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Rescission, in Part, 72 FR 18457 (April 12, 2007) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results. We find that certain manufacturers/exporters sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (‘‘POR’’) March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: October 17, 2007. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 Background The following events have occurred subsequent to the publication of the Preliminary Results. On April 27, 2007, we extended the deadline for submitting surrogate value (‘‘SV’’) information by 30 days, to June 1, 2007. On June 1, 2007, parties 1 submitted SV comments, and between June 4 and June 11, 2007, parties submitted rebuttal comments, as well as comments objecting to the submission of certain SV information by the other party. On June 14, 2007, we issued a letter stating that all SV information submitted by the parties would remain on the record and issued a supplemental questionnaire to NDCI regarding its ammonia factor of production (‘‘FOP’’). In the same letter, we also extended the deadlines for submitting case and rebuttal briefs. On June 25, 2007, NDCI submitted its response regarding its ammonia FOP. GSC did not file rebuttal comments to NDCI’s June 25, 2007, response. On July 16, 2007, parties filed their case briefs, and on July 23, 2007, parties filed their rebuttal briefs. On July 27, 2007, we extended the time limit for the completion of the final results of this review until October 9, 2007. See Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the 2005–2006 Administrative Review, 72 FR 41292 (July 27, 2007). On October 2, 2007, we issued a letter rejecting as new factual information the surrogate value information filed by GSC on June 11, 2007, and requested that parties re–file their case and rebuttal briefs without reference to that submission by October 4, 2007. On October 3, 2007, GSC filed a letter objecting to the Department’s letter of October 2, 2007. On October 4, 2007, the Department issued a letter providing an opportunity for NDCI to respond to GSC’s letter of October 3, 2007. In the same letter, the Department also stated that parties did not need to re–file their case and rebuttal briefs until they received further notice. On October 5, 2007, NDCI filed a letter stating that the Department was correct to reject the surrogate value information GSC submitted on June 11, 2007, and that the Department should also reject GSC’s October 3, 2007 letter. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this review are addressed in the Antidumping Duty 1 The domestic interested party participating in this review is Geo Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (‘‘GSC’’), and the respondent party participating in this review is Nantong Dongchang Chemical Industry Corp. (‘‘NDCI’’). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58809 Order on Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 2005–2006 Administrative Review, dated October 9, 2007 (‘‘Issues and Decision Memo’’), which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues which parties raised and to which we respond in the Issues and Decision Memo is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The Issues and Decision Memo is a public document and is on file in the Central Records Unit CRU, Main Commerce Building, Room B–099, and is accessible on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/. The paper copy and electronic version of the memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of information on the record of this review, and comments received from the interested parties, we have made changes to the margin calculations for the respondent. We have changed two of the SVs used in the Preliminary Results. The values that were modified for these final results are those for ammonia and the surrogate financial ratios. For further details see Issues and Decision Memo at Comments 1 and 2 and Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Surrogate Values for the Final Results, dated October 9, 2007. In addition, we have incorporated, where applicable, post–preliminary clarifications and calculation corrections. For further details on these changes, see Issues and Decision Memo at Comments 4 and 7.2 Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is glycine, which is a free–flowing crystalline material, like salt or sugar. Glycine is produced at varying levels of purity and is used as a sweetener/taste enhancer, a buffering agent, reabsorbable amino acid, chemical intermediate, and a metal complexing agent. This review covers glycine of all purity levels. Glycine is currently classified under subheading 2922.49.4020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under the order is dispositive. 2 The specific calculation changes for NDCI can be found in the Memorandum to the File, Administrative Review of Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Analysis for the Final Results of Nantong Dongchang Chemical Industry Corp., dated October 9, 2007. E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Implementation 
of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under the Tax Relief and Health Care 
Act of 2006 for Imports of Certain Cotton Woven Fabrics

AGENCY: International Trade Administration (ITA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 35068(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 17, 
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: Request for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to: Laurie Mease, Room 3100, 14th and Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: (202) 482-2043 and fax number: 
(202) 482-2859; or via the Internet at Laurie--Mease@ita.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Tax Relief and Heath Care Act of 2006 (``the Act'') contains 
provisions to assist the men's and boys'' cotton shirting industry. 
Among these provisions, the Act creates an annual tariff rate quota 
(TRQ) providing for temporary reductions through December 31, 2009, in 
the import duties of cotton woven fabrics suitable for making men's and 
boys' cotton shirts (new Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTS) headings 9902.52.08, 9902.52.09, 9902.52.10, 9902.52.11, 
9902.52.12, 9902.52.13, 9902.52.14, 9902.52.15, 9902.52.16, 9902.52.17, 
9902.52.18, and 9902.52.19). The reduction in duty is limited to 85 
percent of the total square meter equivalents of all imported woven 
fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight cotton used 
by manufacturers in cutting and sewing men's and boy's cotton shirts in 
the United States and purchased by such manufacturer during calendar 
year 2000.
    Section 406(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to 
fairly allocate the tariff rate quota. More specifically, the Secretary 
of Commerce must issue licenses and ensure that the tariff rate quota 
is fairly allocated to eligible manufacturers under such headings 
9902.52.08 through 9902.52.19. The TRQ is effective for goods entered 
or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 
2007, and will remain in force through 2009. The TRQ will be allocated 
each year and a TRQ allocation will be valid only in the year for which 
it is issued.
    The Department of Commerce published regulations establishing 
procedures for allocation of the tariff rate quotas (72 FR 141, 15 CFR 
part 336). The Department must collect certain information in order to 
fairly allocate the TRQ to eligible persons. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection request (OMB 
Number 0625-0260) with an expiration date of December 31, 2007. This 
request for comment is for the proposed information collection after 
December 31, 2007.

II. Method of Collection

    The information collection forms will be provided via the Internet 
(http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/cottontrq.nsf/trqapp) and by mail to 
requesting firms.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0625-0260.
    Form Number: ITA-4156P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs: $500.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and costs) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be

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collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: October 11, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-20436 Filed 10-16-07; 8:45 am]
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