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Download as PDF 74272 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the companies listed above will be the rates established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.5 percent and, therefore, de minimis, the cash deposit will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent final results in which that manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in these reviews, a prior review, or the original less-thanfair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent final results for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in this or any previous review or the LTFV conducted by the Department, the cash deposit rate will be 38.72 percent, the ‘‘all-others’’ rate established in the LTFV. See Amended Final Determination. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Verification The Department intends to conduct sales verifications after these preliminary results for Ispat, Tata, and JSW. Notification to Importers sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 19, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–25397 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–802] Extension of Time to Submit Comments Concerning the Initialed Draft Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the Russian Federation’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency (‘‘Rosatom’’) have initialed a draft amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (‘‘Suspension Agreement’’). See Initialed Draft Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation; Request for Comment, 72 FR 68124 (December 4, 2007) (‘‘Draft Amendment’’). On December 20, 2007, Power Resources, Inc. (‘‘PRI’’) and Crow Butte Resources, Inc (‘‘CBR’’), U.S. producers of uranium concentrates, requested a one-week extension to the comment period outlined in the Draft Amendment. The Department is granting this request in full. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon at (202) 482–0162, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 30, 1992, the Department suspended the antidumping duty investigation involving uranium from Russia on the basis of an agreement by its government to restrict the volume of direct or indirect exports to the United States in order to prevent the suppression or undercutting of price levels of U.S. domestic uranium. See Antidumping; Uranium from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan; Suspension of Investigations and Amendment of Preliminary Determinations, 57 FR 49220 (October 30, 1992). The Suspension Agreement was subsequently amended, by agreement of both governments, on March 11, 1994, October 3, 1996, and May 7, 1997. See, respectively, Amendment to Agreement PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 59 FR 15373 (April 1, 1994); Amendments to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 61 FR 56665 (November 4, 1996); and Amendment to Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 62 FR 37879 (July 15, 1997). On July 31, 1998, the Department notified interested parties of an administrative change with respect to the Suspension Agreement. See Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 63 FR 40879 (July 31, 1998). On November 27, 2007, the Department and Rosatom initialed a new draft amendment to the Suspension Agreement. Extension Request The Department provided parties with thirty days from the publication date of the Draft Amendment in the Federal Register to submit comments on the proposed amendment. The Draft Amendment published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2007, and, therefore, comments were due on January 3, 2008. On December 20, 2007, PRI and CBR requested a one-week extension to the deadline for submitting comments on the proposed amendment. PRI and CBR stated in their submission that the complexity of the Suspension Agreement and Draft Amendment, coupled with the December holiday, necessitate additional time for PRI and CBR to review and analyze the Draft Amendment and submit meaningful comments. For the reasons stated in PRI’s and CBR’s submission, the Department is granting this request in full. The comments on the Draft Amendment are now due on January 10, 2008. Dated: December 21, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–25390 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Withdrawal of Panel Review NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices Administration, Department of Commerce. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE On December 20, 2007, a Notice of Withdrawal of Request for Panel Review of the Changed Circumstances Review and the Complaint regarding Gray Portland Cement and Clinker from Mexico was filed on behalf of Holcim Apasco, S.A. de C.V. and Cementos Apasco, S.A. de C.V. (Secretariat File No. USA–MEX–2007–1904–02). ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Withdrawal of the Request for Panel Review and the Complaint, the panel review is terminated as of December 20, 2007. A panel has not been appointed to this panel review. Pursuant to Rule 71(2) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, this panel review is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (‘‘Agreement’’) establishes a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national courts to review expeditiously the final determination to determine whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination. Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (‘‘Rules’’). These Rules were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686). The panel review in this matter was requested and terminated pursuant to these Rules. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 20, 2007. Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 07–6240 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 International Trade Administration Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2008 December 21, 2007. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2008 worsted wool fabric tariff rate quota. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2008 of imports of certain worsted wool fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106–200), as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–210) and the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 (Public law 108–249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Public Law 109– 280). The companies that are being provided an allocation are listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Carrigg, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2573. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BACKGROUND: Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 as amended by the Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 and the Pension Protection Act of 2006, creates two tariff rate quotas, providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) heading 9902.51.11), the reduction in duty is limited to 5,500,000 square meters in 2008. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTSUS heading 9902.51.15), the reduction is limited to 5,000,000 square meters in 2008. The Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 requires the President to ensure that such fabrics are fairly allocated to 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 and who apply for an allocation based on the amount of such suits cut and sewn during the prior calendar year. Presidential Proclamation 7383, of December 1, 2000, authorized the Secretary of Commerce to allocate PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74273 the quantity of worsted wool fabric imports under the tariff rate quotas. The Miscellaneous Trade Act also authorized Commerce to allocate a new HTS category, HTS 9902.51.16. This HTS refers to worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameter of 18.5 microns or less. The amendment further provides that HTS 9902.51.16 is for the benefit of persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who weave worsted wool fabric in the United States. For HTS 9902.51.16, the reduction in duty is limited to 2,000,000 square meters in 2008. On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such allocations (66 FR6459, 15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 (70 FR 61363). On September 5, 2007, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 50934) soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of October 5, 2007. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 9 firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 14 firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.16 tariff rate quota from 1 firm. 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. FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATIONS FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATIONS: HTS 9902.51.11, FABRICS, OF WORSTED WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER GREATER THAN 18.5 MICRON, CERTIFIED BY THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN MAKING SUITS, SUITTYPE JACKETS, OR TROUSERS (PROVIDED FOR IN SUBHEADING 5112.11.60 AND 5112.19.95). Amount allocated: 5,500,000 square meters. Companies Receiving Allocation: Adrian Jules LTD-Rochester, NY Hartmarx Corporation—Chicago, IL Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc-Brooklyn, OH JA Apparel Corp.—New York, NY John H. Daniel Co.—Knoxville, TN Majer Brands Company, Inc.-Old Forge, PA Saint Laurie Ltd—New York, NY Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.—Bremen, GA The Tom James Co.—Franklin, TN E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 
Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Withdrawal of Panel Review

AGENCY: NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade

[[Page 74273]]

Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: On December 20, 2007, a Notice of Withdrawal of Request for 
Panel Review of the Changed Circumstances Review and the Complaint 
regarding Gray Portland Cement and Clinker from Mexico was filed on 
behalf of Holcim Apasco, S.A. de C.V. and Cementos Apasco, S.A. de C.V. 
(Secretariat File No. USA-MEX-2007-1904-02).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Withdrawal of the Request for Panel Review and 
the Complaint, the panel review is terminated as of December 20, 2007. 
A panel has not been appointed to this panel review. Pursuant to Rule 
71(2) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel 
Review, this panel review is terminated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caratina L. Alston, United States 
Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, 
Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-5438.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade 
Agreement (``Agreement'') establishes a mechanism to replace domestic 
judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and 
countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with 
review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel 
Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national 
courts to review expeditiously the final determination to determine 
whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of 
the country that made the determination.
    Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on 
January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of 
Canada and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for 
Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (``Rules''). These Rules were 
published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686). 
The panel review in this matter was requested and terminated pursuant 
to these Rules.

    Dated: December 20, 2007.
Caratina L. Alston,
United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
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