Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics, 32530-32532 [E9-16060]

Download as PDF 32530 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 8, 2009 / Notices Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: July 1, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–15989 Filed 7–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Title: Allocation of Resources for Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 4,427. Number of Respondents: 33,200. Average Hours Per Response: 8 minutes. Needs and Uses: The information collection will be used to identify resource allocation strategies which most effectively mitigate community fire and health risks. The data will be collected in a format suitable for advanced regression analysis. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions (fire department officials). Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395–3123. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). 17:23 Jul 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: July 1, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–15990 Filed 7–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Docket No. I.D. GF001] Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration ACTION: Notice Announcing the Availability of Grant Funds DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Nov<24>2008 Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–5167, or Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov). SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants that the Department of Commerce is providing financial assistance in calendar year 2009 for U.S. manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the ‘‘Act’’) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, manufacturers of two categories of worsted wool fabrics. The first category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 micron (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.11. The second category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters of 18.5 micron or less (HTS heading 9902.51.15, previously HTS heading 9902.51.12); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.15. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (the ‘‘Trust Fund’’). The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2009. The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall also be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2009. DATES: Applications by eligible U.S. producers of certain worsted wool fabrics must be received and validated by Grants.gov, postmarked, or provided to a delivery service on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Standard Time on July 27, 2009. Validation or rejection of your application by Grants.gov may take up to 2 business days after submission. Applications received after the closing date and time will be rejected/returned to the sender without further consideration. Use of U.S. mail or another delivery service must be documented with a receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted. ADDRESSES: The standard application package is available at http:// www.grants.gov. For applicants without internet access, an application package may be received by contacting Mr. Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Rm 3100, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington DC 20230, (202) 482-4058; email: JameslBennett@ita.doc.gov FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical questions can be directed to Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058; JameslBennett@ita.doc.gov. Grantsrelated administration questions concerning this program should be addressed to Beverly Manley, Department of Commerce Grants Officer, (202) 482-1370; beverly.manley@noaa.gov. For assistance with using grants.gov, contact support@grants.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items listed below are required before an award can be made. Failure to submit items below by the application date will result in the application not being reviewed. Applicants must have produced in the United States, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, worsted wool fabrics of a kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. Applicants must provide: (1) Company name, address, contact and phone number; (2) Federal tax identification number; (3) the name and address of E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 8, 2009 / Notices each plant or location in the United States where worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 was woven by the applicant in 1999, 2000 and 2001; (4) the name and address of each plant or location in the United States where the applicant is weaving worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.5115 as of the date of application; (5) the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; and (6) the value of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. This data must indicate actual production (not estimates) of worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. At the conclusion of the application, the applicant must attest that ‘‘all information contained in the application is complete and correct and no false claims, statements, or representations have been made.’’ Applicants should be aware that, generally, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3729, persons providing a false or fraudulent claims, and, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001, persons making materially false statements or representations, are subject to civil or criminal penalties, respectively. Information that is marked ‘‘business confidential’’ will be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. Other Application Requirements: Complete applications must also include the following forms and documents: CD-346, Applicant for Funding Assistance; CD-511, Certification Regarding Lobbying; SF424, Application for Federal Assistance; and SF-424B, Assurances - NonConstruction Programs. Electronic Access: The federal funding opportunity announcement for this program can be accessed via the Grants.gov web site at http:// www.grants.gov. The announcement will also be available by contacting the program officials identified under the section above labeled ‘‘FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT’’. Applicants must comply with all requirements contained in the federal funding opportunity announcement. Statutory Authority: Section 4002(c)(6) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the ‘‘Act’’), and amended by Section 1633 of the Pension Protection Act of VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:23 Jul 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 2006 (Public Law 109-280). Division C, Title III, Section 325 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, (Public Law 110-343) extended the availability of grant funds through 2014. Funding Availability: The Secretary of Commerce is authorized under section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act to provide grants to manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts in the Trust Fund. The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2009. The total amount ofgrants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall also be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2009. Eligibility Criteria: The worsted wool fabrics grant program is open to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics in the United States of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. Only manufacturers who weave worsted wool fabric in the United States as of the date of application shall be eligible for grant funds. Any manufacturer who becomes a successorof-interest to a manufacturer of the worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 during 1999, 2000 or 2001 because of a reorganization or otherwise, shall be eligible to apply for such grants. Cost Sharing Requirements: No cost sharing or matching requirements is required for the worsted wool fabric program. Evaluation And Selection Procedures: The general evaluation criteria and selection factors that apply to applications to this funding opportunity are summarized below. Further information about the evaluation criteria and selection factors can be found in the federal funding opportunity announcement. Evaluation Criteria For Projects: For the worsted wool fabrics grant program, the technical reviewers will use the following criteria to evaluate the applications: (1) Whether the applicant (including persons, firms, corporations, or other legal entities) produced in the United States worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15 during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; (2) Whether the applicant (including persons, firms, corporations, or other legal entities) is weaving in the United States worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 as of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32531 the date of application; (3) Whether the applicant (including persons, firms, corporations, or other legal entities) was a successor-of-interest to a manufacturer who produced in the United States worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 during calendar years 1999, 2000 or 2001, because of a reorganization or otherwise; and (4) the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; or the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.15 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. Review And Selection Process: All applications received in response to this announcement will be reviewed to determine whether they are complete and responsive to the content and form of application submission requirements as published in this notice. Responsive applications will be reviewed by an independent, objective panel composed of at least three individuals who are knowledgeable about worsted wool fabric production. The panel will conduct a technical review of applications based on the evaluation criteria listed above. The worsted wool fabrics grant program Selecting Official in the Office of Textiles and Apparel will make the award selection. Selection Factors For Projects: For each applicant, the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; or the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.15 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. The grants are to be allocated among eligible applicants on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of the fabric described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15, as appropriate, for calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, compared to the production of such fabric by all manufacturers who qualify for such grants. Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not subject to Executive Order 12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs’’. Limitation Of Liability: In no event will International Trade Administration or the Department of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if these programs fail to receive funding or are cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 32532 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 8, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES this announcement does not oblige International Trade Administration to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds. The Department Of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements For Grants And Cooperative Agreements: The Department of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the Federal Register notice of February 11, 2008 (73 FR 7696), are applicable to this solicitation. Paperwork Reduction Act: This document contains collection-ofinformation requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, and SF-LLL and CD-346 has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective control numbers 0348-0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046, and 0605-0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Executive Order 12866: This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act: Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 USC 553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 USC 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 USC 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared. Dated: July 2, 2009. Janet E. Heinzen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E9–16060 Filed 7–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:52 Jul 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–816] Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Notice of Intent To Rescind in Part, and Notice of Intent Not To Revoke Order in Part AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from respondent Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., Ltd. (Ta Chen or respondent) and from Flowline Division of Markovitz Enterprises, Inc., Core Pipe (formerly known as Gerlin, Inc.), Shaw Alloy Piping Products, Inc., and Taylor Forge Stainless, Inc. (collectively, petitioners), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (SSBWPFs) from Taiwan. Petitioners requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Ta Chen, Liang Feng Stainless Steel Fitting Co., Ltd. and Liang Feng Enterprise (Liang Feng), Tru-Flow Industrial Co., Ltd. (Tru-Flow), Censor International Corporation (Censor), and PFP Taiwan Co., Ltd. (PFP). With regard to Ta Chen, the Department preliminarily determines that SSBWPFs from Taiwan have been sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department also finds that revocation of the order with respect to Ta Chen is not warranted under 19 CFR 351.222(b)(2). Based on Tru-Flow’s, Liang Feng’s, Censor’s, and PFP’s certified statements, and information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) indicating that these companies had no shipments to the United States of the subject merchandise during the period of review (POR), we hereby give notice that we intend to rescind the review regarding these companies. For a full discussion of the intent to rescind with respect to Liang Feng, Tru-Flow, Censor, and PFP, please refer to the ‘‘Notice of Intent to Rescind in Part’’ section of this notice. If these preliminary results of review of Ta Chen’s sales are adopted in the final results, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries based on the difference between the constructed export price (CEP) and the normal value PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: July 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0195 or (202) 482– 3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Period of Review The POR for this administrative review is June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. Background On June 16, 1993, the Department published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on SSBWPFs from Taiwan. See Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan, 58 FR 33250 (June 16, 1993) (LTFV Order). On June 9, 2008, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request administrative review for the period June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 32557 (June 9, 2008). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1) and (2), on June 27, 2008, petitioners requested an antidumping duty administrative review for Ta Chen, Liang Feng, Tru-Flow, Censor, and PFP. On June 30, 2008, Ta Chen requested an administrative review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1) and (2). Ta Chen also requested, under 19 CFR 351.222(b)(2) and (e), that the antidumping duty order on SSBWPFs, as it relates to Ta Chen, be revoked based on the absence of dumping, and included with its request certain company certifications regarding revocation. On July 30, 2008, the Department published the notice of initiation of this administrative review. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for Revocation in Part, and Deferral of Administrative Review, 73 FR 44220 (July 30, 2008). On August 25, 2008, the Department issued its antidumping duty questionnaire to Ta Chen. On September 3, 2008, the Department issued its antidumping duty questionnaire to Liang Feng, Tru-Flow, Censor, and PFP. On September 29, 2008, the Department E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[Docket No. I.D. GF001]


Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

ACTION: Notice Announcing the Availability of Grant Funds

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants 
that the Department of Commerce is providing financial assistance in 
calendar year 2009 for U.S. manufacturers of certain worsted wool 
fabrics. Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical 
Corrections Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the 
``Act'') authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to 
persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who 
were, during calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, manufacturers of two 
categories of worsted wool fabrics. The first category are 
manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by 
weight of wool, with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 micron 
(Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 
9902.51.11); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be 
allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of 
each manufacturers' production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 
9902.51.11. The second category are manufacturers of worsted wool 
fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average 
fiber diameters of 18.5 micron or less (HTS heading 9902.51.15, 
previously HTS heading 9902.51.12); the total amount of available funds 
is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of 
the percentage of each manufacturers' production of worsted wool fabric 
included in HTS 9902.51.15. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant 
program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts 
in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (the ``Trust Fund''). The 
total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics 
described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2009. 
The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics 
described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall also be $2,666,000 in calendar year 
2009.

DATES: Applications by eligible U.S. producers of certain worsted wool 
fabrics must be received and validated by Grants.gov, postmarked, or 
provided to a delivery service on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight 
Standard Time on July 27, 2009. Validation or rejection of your 
application by Grants.gov may take up to 2 business days after 
submission. Applications received after the closing date and time will 
be rejected/returned to the sender without further consideration. Use 
of U.S. mail or another delivery service must be documented with a 
receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted.

ADDRESSES: The standard application package is available at http://www.grants.gov. For applicants without internet access, an application 
package may be received by contacting Mr. Jim Bennett, Office of 
Textiles and Apparel, Rm 3100, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington 
DC 20230, (202) 482-4058; email: James_Bennett@ita.doc.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical questions can be directed to 
Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-4058; James_Bennett@ita.doc.gov. Grants-related 
administration questions concerning this program should be addressed to 
Beverly Manley, Department of Commerce Grants Officer, (202) 482-1370; 
beverly.manley@noaa.gov. For assistance with using grants.gov, contact 
support@grants.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The items listed below are required before an award can be made. 
Failure to submit items below by the application date will result in 
the application not being reviewed. Applicants must have produced in 
the United States, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, worsted 
wool fabrics of a kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. 
Applicants must provide: (1) Company name, address, contact and phone 
number; (2) Federal tax identification number; (3) the name and address 
of

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each plant or location in the United States where worsted wool fabrics 
of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 was woven by 
the applicant in 1999, 2000 and 2001; (4) the name and address of each 
plant or location in the United States where the applicant is weaving 
worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 
9902.5115 as of the date of application; (5) the quantity, in linear 
yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 
9902.51.15, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of 
calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; and (6) the value of worsted wool 
fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15, as 
appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 
2000 and 2001.
    This data must indicate actual production (not estimates) of 
worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 
9902.51.15. At the conclusion of the application, the applicant must 
attest that ``all information contained in the application is complete 
and correct and no false claims, statements, or representations have 
been made.'' Applicants should be aware that, generally, pursuant to 31 
U.S.C. 3729, persons providing a false or fraudulent claims, and, 
pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001, persons making materially false statements 
or representations, are subject to civil or criminal penalties, 
respectively. Information that is marked ``business confidential'' will 
be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.
    Other Application Requirements: Complete applications must also 
include the following forms and documents: CD-346, Applicant for 
Funding Assistance; CD-511, Certification Regarding Lobbying; SF-424, 
Application for Federal Assistance; and SF-424B, Assurances - Non-
Construction Programs.
    Electronic Access: The federal funding opportunity announcement for 
this program can be accessed via the Grants.gov web site at http://www.grants.gov. The announcement will also be available by contacting 
the program officials identified under the section above labeled ``FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT''. Applicants must comply with all 
requirements contained in the federal funding opportunity announcement.
    Statutory Authority: Section 4002(c)(6) of the Miscellaneous Trade 
and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-429, 118 Stat. 
2603) (the ``Act''), and amended by Section 1633 of the Pension 
Protection Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-280). Division C, Title III, 
Section 325 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, 
(Public Law 110-343) extended the availability of grant funds through 
2014.
    Funding Availability: The Secretary of Commerce is authorized under 
section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act to provide grants to manufacturers of 
certain worsted wool fabrics. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics 
grant program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from 
amounts in the Trust Fund. The total amount of grants to manufacturers 
of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 
in calendar year 2009. The total amount ofgrants to manufacturers of 
worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall also be 
$2,666,000 in calendar year 2009.
    Eligibility Criteria: The worsted wool fabrics grant program is 
open to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal 
entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, 
manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics in the United States of the kind 
described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. Only manufacturers who weave 
worsted wool fabric in the United States as of the date of application 
shall be eligible for grant funds. Any manufacturer who becomes a 
successor-of-interest to a manufacturer of the worsted wool fabrics 
described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 during 1999, 2000 or 2001 
because of a reorganization or otherwise, shall be eligible to apply 
for such grants.
    Cost Sharing Requirements: No cost sharing or matching requirements 
is required for the worsted wool fabric program.
    Evaluation And Selection Procedures: The general evaluation 
criteria and selection factors that apply to applications to this 
funding opportunity are summarized below. Further information about the 
evaluation criteria and selection factors can be found in the federal 
funding opportunity announcement.
    Evaluation Criteria For Projects: For the worsted wool fabrics 
grant program, the technical reviewers will use the following criteria 
to evaluate the applications: (1) Whether the applicant (including 
persons, firms, corporations, or other legal entities) produced in the 
United States worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 
9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15 during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; (2) 
Whether the applicant (including persons, firms, corporations, or other 
legal entities) is weaving in the United States worsted wool fabric of 
the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 as of the date 
of application; (3) Whether the applicant (including persons, firms, 
corporations, or other legal entities) was a successor-of-interest to a 
manufacturer who produced in the United States worsted wool fabric of 
the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 during calendar 
years 1999, 2000 or 2001, because of a reorganization or otherwise; and 
(4) the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production 
described in HTS 9902.51.11 woven in the United States in each of 
calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; or the quantity, in linear yards, 
of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.15 woven in 
the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001.
    Review And Selection Process: All applications received in response 
to this announcement will be reviewed to determine whether they are 
complete and responsive to the content and form of application 
submission requirements as published in this notice. Responsive 
applications will be reviewed by an independent, objective panel 
composed of at least three individuals who are knowledgeable about 
worsted wool fabric production. The panel will conduct a technical 
review of applications based on the evaluation criteria listed above. 
The worsted wool fabrics grant program Selecting Official in the Office 
of Textiles and Apparel will make the award selection.
    Selection Factors For Projects: For each applicant, the quantity, 
in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 
9902.51.11 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 
2000 and 2001; or the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric 
production described in HTS 9902.51.15 woven in the United States in 
each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. The grants are to be 
allocated among eligible applicants on the basis of the percentage of 
each manufacturers' production of the fabric described in HTS 
9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15, as appropriate, for calendar years 1999, 
2000, and 2001, compared to the production of such fabric by all 
manufacturers who qualify for such grants.
    Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not 
subject to Executive Order 12372, ``Intergovernmental Review of Federal 
Programs''.
    Limitation Of Liability: In no event will International Trade 
Administration or the Department of Commerce be responsible for 
proposal preparation costs if these programs fail to receive funding or 
are cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of

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this announcement does not oblige International Trade Administration to 
award any specific project or to obligate any available funds.
    The Department Of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements For 
Grants And Cooperative Agreements: The Department of Commerce Pre-Award 
Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements 
contained in the Federal Register notice of February 11, 2008 (73 FR 
7696), are applicable to this solicitation.
    Paperwork Reduction Act: This document contains collection-of-
information requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, and SF-LLL and CD-346 has 
been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the 
respective control numbers 0348-0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046, 
and 0605-0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to 
comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of 
the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.
    Executive Order 12866: This notice has been determined to be not 
significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): It has been determined that 
this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as 
that term is defined in Executive Order 13132.
    Administrative Procedure Act/Regulatory Flexibility Act: Prior 
notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the 
Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning 
public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 USC 
553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required 
pursuant to 5 USC 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements for 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 USC 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. 
Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared.

Dated: July 2, 2009.
Janet E. Heinzen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel.
[FR Doc. E9-16060 Filed 7-7-09; 8:45 am]
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