Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2008, 74273-74274 [E7-25399]

Download as PDF 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. 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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 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 74274 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices HTS 9902.51.15, FABRICS, OF WORSTED ADDRESSES: The application and related WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER documents are available for review OF 18.5 MICRON OR LESS, CERTIFIED BY upon written request or by appointment THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education MAKING SUITS, SUIT-TYPE JACKETS, OR TROUSERS (PROVIDED FOR IN SUB- Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room HEADING 5112.11.30 AND 5112.19.60). 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone Amount Allocated 5,000,000 square meters. (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 427–2521; and Companies Receiving Allocation: Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box Adrian Jules LTD-Rochester, NY 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone Elevee Custom Clothing—Van Nuys, CA (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249. Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. d/b/a Brooks BrothWritten comments or requests for a ers—New York, NY public hearing on this application Hartmarx Corporation—Chicago, IL Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc.-Brooklyn, OH should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, JA Apparel Corp.—New York, NY Conservation and Education Division, John H. Daniel Co.—Knoxville, TN F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, M. Carchedi Custom-Abington, PA Majer Brands Company, Inc.-Old Forge, PA NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room Martin Greenfield—Brooklyn, NY 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those Saint Laurie Ltd—New York, NY individuals requesting a hearing should Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.—Bremen, GA set forth the specific reasons why a Southwick Clothing L.L.C.—Lawrence, MA The Tom James Co.—Franklin, TN hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by HTS 9902.51.16, FABRICS, OF WORSTED WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER facsimile at (301) 427–2521, provided OF 18.5 MICRON OR LESS, CERTIFIED BY the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN submitted by mail and postmarked no MAKING MEN’S AND BOYS SUITS (PRO- later than the closing date of the VIDED FOR IN SUBHEADING 5112.11.30 comment period. Comments may also be submitted by AND 5112.19.60). e-mail. The mailbox address for Amount allocated: 2,000,000 square meters. providing e-mail comments is Company Receiving Allocation: NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include Warren Corporation.-Stafford Springs, CT in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document Dated: December 21, 2007. identifier: File No. 10091. Maria D’Andrea, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Goods (301)713–2289. Industries, Department of Commerce. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The [FR Doc. E7–25399 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] subject permit is requested under the BILLING CODE 3510–DS authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Endangered Species Act of 1973, as Administration amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the RIN 0648–XE70 regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered Marine Mammals; File No. 10091 and threatened species (50 CFR 222– AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries 226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The applicant proposes to collect, Commerce. receive, possess, import, and export marine mammal biological specimens ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. (hard and soft parts) from pinnipeds SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that (excluding walrus) and cetaceans to the Alaska Department of Fish and obtain information on population status Game, 1255 West 8th Street, Juneau, AK, and distribution, stock structure, age 99811 (Doug Larsen, Responsible Party), distribution, mortality rates, has applied in due form for a permit to productivity, feeding habits, and health collect, receive, and import marine that can be used for conservation and mammal specimens for scientific management purposes. Specimens research. would be taken from dead animals (beach-cast, subsistence-hunted, or dead DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before incidental to fisheries) or from live animals handled by researchers under January 30, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 different research permits. No takes from live animals are requested under this permit. The applicant has requested an unlimited number of specimens from less than 1,000 pinnipeds and 500 cetaceans annually. The geographic location for the collection activities would include all coastal areas and open waters of Alaska, including the North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, and Beaufort Sea. Specimens may be imported and exported world-wide to various laboratories and museums for research and curation. The requested duration of the permit is five years. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: December 21, 2007. Kate Swails, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–25404 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Implementation of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Final Recommendations and Associated Actions for the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard at Westfield-Barnes Airport, Westfield, MA Department of the Air Force, National Guard Bureau. ACTION: Record of decision. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On December 10, 2007, the United States Air Force signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for Implementation of the BRAC Final Recommendations and Associated Actions for the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard at Westfield-Barnes Airport, Westfield, Massachusetts. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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.
AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2008 worsted wool fabric tariff rate 
quota.

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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, suit-type 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 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, suit-type 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
 




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HTS 9902.51.15, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber diameter of
  18.5 micron or less, certified by the importer as suitable for use in
making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers (provided for in subheading
                       5112.11.30 and 5112.19.60).
                Amount Allocated 5,000,000 square meters.
 
 
 
Companies Receiving Allocation:
 
  Adrian Jules LTD-Rochester, NY
  Elevee Custom Clothing--Van Nuys, CA
  Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Brothers--New York, NY
  Hartmarx Corporation--Chicago, IL
  Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc.-Brooklyn, OH
  JA Apparel Corp.--New York, NY
  John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN
  M. Carchedi Custom-Abington, PA
  Majer Brands Company, Inc.-Old Forge, PA
  Martin Greenfield--Brooklyn, NY
  Saint Laurie Ltd--New York, NY
  Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.--Bremen, GA
  Southwick Clothing L.L.C.--Lawrence, MA
  The Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN
 




HTS 9902.51.16, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber diameter of
  18.5 micron or less, certified by the importer as suitable for use in
 making men's and boys suits (provided for in subheading 5112.11.30 and
                              5112.19.60).
               Amount allocated: 2,000,000 square meters.
 
 
 
  Company Receiving Allocation:
 
  Warren Corporation.-Stafford Springs, CT
 


Dated: December 21, 2007.
Maria D'Andrea,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer 
Goods Industries, Department of Commerce.
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