Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty, 75676-75677 [E8-29532]

Download as PDF 75676 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices the fifth anniversary of the date the Department published this antidumping duty order. See 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Effective Date of Revocation Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In– Quota Rate of Duty Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department will issue instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 15 days after publication of the notice, to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the merchandise subject to this order entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after December 30, 2008. Entries of subject merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping duty deposit requirements. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of this order and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 8, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E8–29487 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S International Trade Administration AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 12, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Longest, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3338. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (‘‘the Act’’) requires the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual list and quarterly updates to the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period April 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: December 5, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. APPENDIX SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN–QUOTA RATE OF DUTY Country Gross1 Subsidy ($/lb) Program(s) 27 EuropeanUnion Member States3 ..................... CanadaExport Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese ............................................................... Norway ................................................................... ................................................................................ ................................................................................ Switzerland ............................................................ European Union Restitution Payments Net2 Subsidy ($/lb) $ 0.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ 0.34 Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy Total Deficiency Payments $0.00 $ $ $ $ 0.34 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5). in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6). 3 The 27 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom. 2 Defined [FR Doc. E8–29527 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In– Quota Rate of Duty AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 12, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Longest, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3338. Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (‘‘the Act’’) requires the Department of Commerce (‘‘the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 75677 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices Department’’) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual list and quarterly updates to the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period July 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: December 5, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. APPENDIX SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN–QUOTA RATE OF DUTY Country Program(s) Gross Subsidy ($/lb) 27 European Union Member States ............ Canada ........................................................ Norway ......................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... Switzerland .................................................. European Union Restitution Payments Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy Total Deficiency Payments [FR Doc. E8–29532 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] necessary before a final determination is made to reissue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be reissued that would allow one commercial fishing vessel to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. This EFP, which would continue to enable researchers to study the effects of climate on the distribution and catch rates of monkfish, would adjust the exemptions from the NE multispecies regulations as follows: Gulf of Maine (GOM) Rolling Closure Area (RCA) I, rather than RCA III. The exemption from NE multispecies effort control measures will remain the same as with the original EFP. Regulations under the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: DA8–272@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on Revised UMES Monkfish EFP .’’ • Mail: Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, NE Regional Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XM08 Magnuson–Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Adjustment to Exempted Fishing Permit jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an amendment to an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application submitted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has made a preliminary determination that the adjusted activities authorized under this amended EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies and Monkfish Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). However, further review and consultation may be VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $ $ $ $ $ $ Net Subsidy ($/lb) 0.00 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $0.00 $ 0.33 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 envelope ‘‘Comments on UMES monkfish EFP, DA8–272.’’ • Fax: (978) 281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Bryant, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9244. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An application for an EFP amendment was submitted on October 15, 2008, by Andrea K. Johnson, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor at UMES, for a project funded under the New England and Mid–Atlantic Fishery Management Councils’ Monkfish Research Set–Aside (RSA) Program. The primary goal of this study is to investigate the influence of temperature on monkfish distribution and abundance, as well as determine age and growth patterns, spawning frequency, feeding rates, and cannibalism. This information will provide information on the biology of monkfish that could be used to enhance the management of this species. The original EFP granted an exemption for one vessel to fish for monkfish using gillnets inside the GOM RCA III during May 2008. The vessel originally issued the EFP later decided not to participate in this project and a new vessel was issued the EFP on October 14, 2008. With this change to a new vessel, the research area was revised to reflect the new vessel owner’s familiarity with monkfish fishing grounds. This EFP revision would grant an exemption for the new vessel to fish in 30-minute square number 122, rather than 137, inside the GOM RCA I during E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 240 (Friday, December 12, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75676-75677]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29532]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government 
Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 12, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Longest, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, 
Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-3338.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 
1979 (as amended) (``the Act'') requires the Department of Commerce 
(``the

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Department'') to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with 
respect to any article of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty, 
as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual list 
and quarterly updates to the type and amount of those subsidies. We 
hereby provide the Department's quarterly update of subsidies on 
articles of cheese that were imported during the period July 1, 2008 
through September 30, 2008.
    The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of 
the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign 
governments on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. 
The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or 
programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which 
information is currently available. The Department will incorporate 
additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and 
additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the 
information is developed.
    The Department encourages any person having information on foreign 
government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to 
an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230.
    This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) 
of the Act.

    Dated: December 5, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

APPENDIX

                                             Subsidy Programs on Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty
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                           Country                                               Program(s)                   Gross Subsidy ($/lb)   Net Subsidy ($/lb)
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27 European Union Member States..............................            European Union Restitution Payments                $ 0.00                 $0.00
Canada.......................................................   Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese                $ 0.33                $ 0.33
Norway.......................................................                        Indirect (Milk) Subsidy                $ 0.00                $ 0.00
                                                                                            Consumer Subsidy                $ 0.00                $ 0.00
                                                                                                       Total                $ 0.00                $ 0.00
Switzerland..................................................                            Deficiency Payments                $ 0.00                $ 0.00
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