Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves, 73765 [E7-25257]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices Health Care Act of 2006 (Public Law No. 109-432) (‘‘the Act’’). Under Division B, Title IV, section 406(b)(1) of the Act, the Secretary of Commerce is required to allocate tariff rate quotas on the import of certain cotton woven fabrics through December 31, 2009. Section 406(b)(1) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue licenses to eligible manufacturers under headings 9902.52.08 through 9902.52.19 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, specifying the restrictions under each such license on the quantity of cotton woven fabrics that may be entered each year on behalf of the manufacturer. Section 406(a)(1) of the Act created an annual tariff rate quota providing for temporary reductions through December 31, 2009 in the import duties of cotton woven fabrics suitable for making 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). Section 406(a)(2) provides that 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 boys’ cotton shirts in the United States and purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year 2000. The Act requires that the tariff rate quotas be allocated to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who, during calendar year 2000, were manufacturers cutting and sewing men’s and boys’ cotton shirts in the United States from imported woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight cotton of the kind described in HTS 9902.52.08 through 9902.5219 purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year 2000. On July 24, 2007, the Department published regulations establishing procedures for allocating the TRQ. 72 FR 40235, 15 CFR 336. On October 22, 2007 the Department published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 59513) soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of November 21, 2007. The Department received timely applications from 5 firms. All applicants were determined eligible for an allocation. Most applicants submitted data on a business confidential basis. As allocations to firms were determined on the basis of this data, the Department considers individual firm allocations to be business confidential. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATIONS: 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, woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight cotton, used by manufacturers in cutting and sewing men’s and boys’ cotton shirts in the United States. Amount allocated: 3,085,461 square meters. Companies Receiving Allocation: The Hancock Company, DBA Gitman & Company Ashland, PA Individualized Shirt Company - Perth Amboy, NJ Kenneth Gordon/IAG, Inc. - New Orleans, LA The Pickett Co., DBA Measure Up - Lafayette, TN Retail Brand Alliance - Enfield, CT Dated: December 21, 2007. R. Matthew Priest, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E7–25225 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent to evaluate. AGENCY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Sapelo Island (Georgia) National Estuarine Research Reserve. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations at 15 C.F.R. Part 921, Subpart E and Part 923, Subpart L. The CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states with respect to coastal program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Coastal Management Program document or Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73765 This evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as part of each site visit. Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visit for the listed evaluation, and the date, local time, and location of the public meeting during the site visit. Dates and Times: The Sapelo Island (Georgia) National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held February 11–15, 2008. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 6 p.m., at the Sapelo Island Visitor Center, Dock Landing Road, Meridian, Georgia. Copies of the state’s most recent performance reports, as well as OCRM’s evaluation notification and supplemental information request letters to the state, are available upon request from OCRM. Written comments from interested parties regarding this National Estuarine Research Reserve are encouraged and will be accepted until 15 days after the public meeting. Please direct written comments to Kate Barba, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, N/ ORM7, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. When the evaluation is completed, OCRM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. ADDRESSES: Kate Barba, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 563–1182. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration Dated: December 21, 2007. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E7–25257 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 248 (Friday, December 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National 
Estuarine Research Reserves

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office 
of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of intent to evaluate.

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SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management 
(OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Sapelo 
Island (Georgia) National Estuarine Research Reserve.
    The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation will be 
conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations 
at 15 C.F.R. Part 921, Subpart E and Part 923, Subpart L. The CZMA 
requires continuing review of the performance of states with respect to 
coastal program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal Management 
Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves requires findings 
concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, 
adhered to its Coastal Management Program document or Reserve final 
management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to 
the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA.
    This evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public 
comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local 
agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as 
part of each site visit. Notice is hereby given of the dates of the 
site visit for the listed evaluation, and the date, local time, and 
location of the public meeting during the site visit.
    Dates and Times: The Sapelo Island (Georgia) National Estuarine 
Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held February 11-15, 
2008. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public 
meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 6 p.m., at the 
Sapelo Island Visitor Center, Dock Landing Road, Meridian, Georgia.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the state's most recent performance reports, as 
well as OCRM's evaluation notification and supplemental information 
request letters to the state, are available upon request from OCRM. 
Written comments from interested parties regarding this National 
Estuarine Research Reserve are encouraged and will be accepted until 15 
days after the public meeting. Please direct written comments to Kate 
Barba, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean 
and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th 
Floor, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. When the evaluation is 
completed, OCRM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing 
the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Barba, Chief, National Policy and 
Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, 
NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, 
Maryland 20910, (301) 563-1182.

Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management 
Program Administration

    Dated: December 21, 2007.
David M. Kennedy,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National 
Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-25257 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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