In the Matter of Polyvinyl Alcohol From China, Japan, and Korea; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct a Portion of the Hearing in camera, 5181-5182 [E9-1920]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 18 / Thursday, January 29, 2009 / Notices This EIS and plan describes four alternatives for the management of deer at the Lakeshore. Action is needed at this time to ensure that the local deer population does not become a dominant force that negatively influences ecosystem components within the Lakeshore, such as sensitive vegetation or other wildlife. Impacts to these Lakeshore resources would compromise the Lakeshore’s purpose to preserve the exceptional biodiversity found within its boundaries. The Lakeshore staff currently implements resource management actions to protect other resources but no specific deer management plan exists. Under Alternative A (no action), current deer management actions (including limited fencing, limited use of repellents, and inventorying and monitoring efforts) would continue; no new deer management actions would be taken. 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These actions would include the reduction of the deer herd through sharpshooting, in combination with capture/euthanasia and phasing in reproductive control of does (as described in alternative B) for longerterm maintenance of lower herd numbers when there is a federally approved fertility control agent for application to free-ranging populations that provides multi-year (more than four years) efficacy for does. The potential environmental consequences of the alternatives are addressed for vegetation, soils and water quality, white-tailed deer, other wildlife and wildlife habitat, sensitive and rare species, archeological resources, cultural landscapes, visitor use and rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:25 Jan 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 experience, social values, visitor and employee health and safety, soundscapes, socioeconomic conditions, and national Lakeshore management and operations. 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E9–1887 Filed 1–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FH–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1014, 1016, 1017 (Review)] In the Matter of Polyvinyl Alcohol From China, Japan, and Korea; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct a Portion of the Hearing in camera AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Closure of a portion of a Commission hearing. SUMMARY: Upon its own initiative, the Commission has determined to conduct a portion of its hearing in the abovecaptioned reviews scheduled for January 27, 2009, in camera. See Commission rules 207.24(d), 207.66(b), 201.13(m) and 201.36(b)(4) (19 CFR 207.24(d), 207.66(b), 201.13(m) and 201.36(b)(4)). The remainder of the hearing will be open to the public. The Commission has determined that the seven-day advance notice of the change to a meeting was not possible. See Commission rule 201.35(a), (c)(1) (19 CFR 201.35(a), (c)(1)). PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5181 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Jane Alves, Office of the General Counsel, United States International Trade Commission, 202–708–2969. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter may be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–3105. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In these reviews, there are only three domestic PVA producers, of which only two sell in the commercial market. There is only one producer of subject merchandise in Korea. Only one of several foreign producers in China and only one of four producers of subject merchandise in Japan submitted questionnaire responses in these reviews. In addition, there are only a limited number of importers of polyvinyl alcohol into the United States. Because much of the data in these reviews is confidential, the Commission believes that a closed session is justified by the need to discuss data that involve business proprietary information (BPI) concerning imports, individual foreign industries, the domestic industry, and prices. In making this decision, the Commission nevertheless reaffirms its belief that whenever possible its business should be conducted in public. The hearing will include the usual public presentations by parties supporting continuation of the antidumping duty orders and those in support of revocation of these orders, with questions from the Commission. In addition, the hearing will include a ten minute in camera session for a confidential presentation by parties supporting revocation of the antidumping duty orders. This session will be followed by questions from the Commission relating to the BPI and a ten-minute in camera rebuttal presentation by parties supporting continuation of the orders, if needed. Following the in camera session, the Commission will reopen the hearing to the public for the public rebuttal/closing statements. During the in camera session, the room will be cleared of all persons except those who have been granted access to BPI under a Commission administrative protective order (APO) and are included on the Commission’s APO service list in these reviews. See 19 CFR 201.35(b). The time for the parties’ presentations and rebuttals in the in camera session will be taken from their respective overall time allotments for the hearing. All persons planning to attend the in camera portions of the hearing should be prepared to present proper identification. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 5182 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 18 / Thursday, January 29, 2009 / Notices Authority: The General Counsel has certified, pursuant to Commission Rule 201.39 (19 CFR 201.39) that a portion of the Commission’s hearing in Polyvinyl Alcohol from China, Japan, and Korea, Invs. Nos. 731–TA–1014, 1016, and 1017 (Review), may be closed to the public to prevent the disclosure of BPI. Issued: January 26, 2009. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–1920 Filed 1–28–09; 8:45 am] [USITC SE–09–003] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: United States International Trade Commission. February 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agendas for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Inv. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 18 (Thursday, January 29, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5181-5182]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1920]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1014, 1016, 1017 (Review)]


In the Matter of Polyvinyl Alcohol From China, Japan, and Korea; 
Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct a Portion of the Hearing 
in camera

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Closure of a portion of a Commission hearing.

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SUMMARY: Upon its own initiative, the Commission has determined to 
conduct a portion of its hearing in the above-captioned reviews 
scheduled for January 27, 2009, in camera. See Commission rules 
207.24(d), 207.66(b), 201.13(m) and 201.36(b)(4) (19 CFR 207.24(d), 
207.66(b), 201.13(m) and 201.36(b)(4)). The remainder of the hearing 
will be open to the public. The Commission has determined that the 
seven-day advance notice of the change to a meeting was not possible. 
See Commission rule 201.35(a), (c)(1) (19 CFR 201.35(a), (c)(1)).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Jane Alves, Office of the General 
Counsel, United States International Trade Commission, 202-708-2969. 
Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this 
matter may be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 
202-205-3105.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In these reviews, there are only three 
domestic PVA producers, of which only two sell in the commercial 
market. There is only one producer of subject merchandise in Korea. 
Only one of several foreign producers in China and only one of four 
producers of subject merchandise in Japan submitted questionnaire 
responses in these reviews. In addition, there are only a limited 
number of importers of polyvinyl alcohol into the United States. 
Because much of the data in these reviews is confidential, the 
Commission believes that a closed session is justified by the need to 
discuss data that involve business proprietary information (BPI) 
concerning imports, individual foreign industries, the domestic 
industry, and prices. In making this decision, the Commission 
nevertheless reaffirms its belief that whenever possible its business 
should be conducted in public.
    The hearing will include the usual public presentations by parties 
supporting continuation of the antidumping duty orders and those in 
support of revocation of these orders, with questions from the 
Commission. In addition, the hearing will include a ten minute in 
camera session for a confidential presentation by parties supporting 
revocation of the antidumping duty orders. This session will be 
followed by questions from the Commission relating to the BPI and a 
ten-minute in camera rebuttal presentation by parties supporting 
continuation of the orders, if needed. Following the in camera session, 
the Commission will reopen the hearing to the public for the public 
rebuttal/closing statements. During the in camera session, the room 
will be cleared of all persons except those who have been granted 
access to BPI under a Commission administrative protective order (APO) 
and are included on the Commission's APO service list in these reviews. 
See 19 CFR 201.35(b). The time for the parties' presentations and 
rebuttals in the in camera session will be taken from their respective 
overall time allotments for the hearing. All persons planning to attend 
the in camera portions of the hearing should be prepared to present 
proper identification.


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    Authority: The General Counsel has certified, pursuant to 
Commission Rule 201.39 (19 CFR 201.39) that a portion of the 
Commission's hearing in Polyvinyl Alcohol from China, Japan, and 
Korea, Invs. Nos. 731-TA-1014, 1016, and 1017 (Review), may be 
closed to the public to prevent the disclosure of BPI.

    Issued: January 26, 2009.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. E9-1920 Filed 1-28-09; 8:45 am]
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