Ethyl Alcohol for Fuel Use: Determination of the Base Quantity of Imports, 73883 [E7-25175]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices shall be in the amount of 100 percent of the entered value of the imported articles. The Commission’s orders were delivered to the President and the United States Trade Representative on the day of their issuance. The Commission has therefore terminated this investigation. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and sections 210.16(c) and 210.41 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.16(c) and 210.41). Issued: December 20, 2007. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–25235 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–288] Ethyl Alcohol for Fuel Use: Determination of the Base Quantity of Imports United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of determination. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 423(c) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2703 note), requires the United States International Trade Commission to determine annually the amount (expressed in gallons) that is equal to 7 percent of the U.S. domestic market for fuel ethyl alcohol during the 12-month period ending on the preceding September 30. This determination is to be used to establish the ‘‘base quantity’’ of imports of fuel ethyl alcohol with a zero percent local feedstock requirement that can be imported from U.S. insular possessions or CBERA-beneficiary countries. The base quantity to be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the administration of the law is the greater of 60 million gallons or 7 percent of U.S. consumption, as determined by the Commission. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2007, the Commission has determined the level of U.S. consumption of fuel ethyl alcohol to be 6.46 billion gallons; 7 percent of this amount is 452.5 million gallons (these figures have been rounded). Therefore, the base quantity for 2008 should be 452.5 million gallons. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Newman, (202) 205–3328, douglas.newman@usitc.gov, in the Commission’s Office of Industries. For information on legal aspects of the investigation contact Mr. William Gearhart, william.gearhart@usitc.gov, of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel at (202) 205–3091. The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Background: Section 423(c) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, as amended, which concerns local feedstock requirements for fuel ethyl alcohol imported by the United States from U.S. insular possessions or CBERA-beneficiary countries, requires that the Commission determine annually the amount that is equal to 7 percent of the U.S. domestic market for fuel ethyl alcohol. The Commission published its notice instituting this investigation in the Federal Register of March 21, 1990 (55 F.R. 10512), and published its most recent previous determination for the 2007 amount in the Federal Register of January 5, 2007 (72 F.R. 580). The Commission uses official statistics of the U.S. Department of Energy to make these determinations, as well as the PIERS database of the Journal of Commerce, which is based on U.S. export declarations. By order of the Commission. Issued: December 20, 2007. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–25175 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73883 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1111–1113 (Final)] Glycine From India, Japan, and Korea United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Revised schedule for the subject investigations. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: December 18, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russell Duncan (202–708–4727), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 28, 2007, the Commission established a schedule for the conduct of the final phase of the subject investigations (72 FR 55247). Although the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) had not yet made its preliminary less than fair value determination (‘‘LTFV’’) regarding India, the Commission, for administrative purposes, included India in the investigation schedule, pending Commerce’s preliminary LTFV determination. On November 7, 2007, Commerce issued its preliminary determination in the investigation of glycine from India (72 FR 62827; as amended 72 FR 62826), and the Commission revised its schedule (72 FR 65060, November 19, 2007). On December 7, 2007, Commerce issued a notice of postponement of its final determination in the investigation of glycine from India (72 FR 69187). The Commission, therefore, is revising its schedule with respect to the investigation concerning India. The Commission’s revised schedule with respect to India is as follows: A supplemental brief addressing only Commerce’s final antidumping duty determination is due on April 8, 2008. The brief may not exceed five (5) pages in length. For further information concerning this investigation see the Commission’s E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-288]


Ethyl Alcohol for Fuel Use: Determination of the Base Quantity of 
Imports

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of determination.

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SUMMARY: Section 423(c) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, as amended (19 
U.S.C. 2703 note), requires the United States International Trade 
Commission to determine annually the amount (expressed in gallons) that 
is equal to 7 percent of the U.S. domestic market for fuel ethyl 
alcohol during the 12-month period ending on the preceding September 
30. This determination is to be used to establish the ``base quantity'' 
of imports of fuel ethyl alcohol with a zero percent local feedstock 
requirement that can be imported from U.S. insular possessions or 
CBERA-beneficiary countries. The base quantity to be used by U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection in the administration of the law is the 
greater of 60 million gallons or 7 percent of U.S. consumption, as 
determined by the Commission.
    For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2007, the Commission 
has determined the level of U.S. consumption of fuel ethyl alcohol to 
be 6.46 billion gallons; 7 percent of this amount is 452.5 million 
gallons (these figures have been rounded). Therefore, the base quantity 
for 2008 should be 452.5 million gallons.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Newman, (202) 205-3328, 
douglas.newman@usitc.gov, in the Commission's Office of Industries. For 
information on legal aspects of the investigation contact Mr. William 
Gearhart, william.gearhart@usitc.gov, of the Commission's Office of the 
General Counsel at (202) 205-3091. The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain 
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
at 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also 
be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). 
Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in 
gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the 
Secretary at 202-205-2000.
    Background: Section 423(c) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, as 
amended, which concerns local feedstock requirements for fuel ethyl 
alcohol imported by the United States from U.S. insular possessions or 
CBERA-beneficiary countries, requires that the Commission determine 
annually the amount that is equal to 7 percent of the U.S. domestic 
market for fuel ethyl alcohol. The Commission published its notice 
instituting this investigation in the Federal Register of March 21, 
1990 (55 F.R. 10512), and published its most recent previous 
determination for the 2007 amount in the Federal Register of January 5, 
2007 (72 F.R. 580). The Commission uses official statistics of the U.S. 
Department of Energy to make these determinations, as well as the PIERS 
database of the Journal of Commerce, which is based on U.S. export 
declarations.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: December 20, 2007.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. E7-25175 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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