Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (U.S.-PERU TPA), 68035-68036 [E9-30384]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Weekly, monthly, bimonthly and annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. 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). 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: December 16, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–30328 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (U.S.-PERU TPA) srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: On behalf of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), the Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 22, 2010. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Telephone: 202– 482–3400, Fax: 202–482–0858, E-mail: Laurie.Mease@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The United States and Peru negotiated the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’), which entered into force on February 1, 2009. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, fabric, yarn, and fiber produced in Peru or the United States and traded between the two countries are entitled to dutyfree tariff treatment. Annex 3–B of the Agreement also lists specific fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the two countries agreed are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner from producers in Peru or the United States. The fabrics listed are commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers, which are also entitled to duty-free treatment despite not being produced in Peru or the United States. The list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers may be changed pursuant to the commercial availability provision in Chapter 3, Article 3.3, Paragraphs 5–7 of the Agreement. Under this provision, interested entities from Peru or the United States have the right to request that a specific fabric, yarn, or fiber be added to, or removed from, the list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers in Annex 3–B. Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that the President ‘‘promptly publish’’ procedures for parties to exercise the right to make these requests. The President delegated the responsibility for publishing the procedures and administering commercial availability requests to the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’), which issues procedures and acts on requests through the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (‘‘OTEXA’’) (See Proclamation No. 8341, 74 FR 4105, Jan. 22, 2009). Interim procedures to implement these responsibilities were published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2009. See Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68035 Agreement Implementation Act and Estimate of Burden for Collection of Information, 74 FR 41111 (Aug. 11, 2009). The intent of the U.S.-Peru TPA Commercial Availability Procedures is to foster the use of U.S. and regional products by implementing procedures that allow products to be placed on or removed from a product list, on a timely basis, and in a manner that is consistent with normal business practice. The procedures are intended to facilitate the transmission of requests; allow the market to indicate the availability of the supply of products that are the subject of requests; make available promptly, to interested entities and the public, information regarding the requests for products and offers received for those products; ensure wide participation by interested entities and parties; allow for careful review and consideration of information provided to substantiate requests and responses; and provide timely public dissemination of information used by CITA in making commercial availability determinations. CITA must collect certain information about fabric, yarn, or fiber technical specifications and the production capabilities of Peruvian and U.S. textile producers to determine whether certain fabrics, yarns, or fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the United States or Peru, subject to Section 203(o) of the U.S.PERU TPA. II. Method of Collection Participants in a commercial availability proceeding must submit public versions of their Requests, Responses or Rebuttals electronically (via e-mail) for posting on OTEXA’s Web site. Confidential versions of those submissions which contain business confidential information must be delivered in hard copy to the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0265. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16. Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours per Request; 2 hours per Response; and 1 hour per Rebuttal. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 89. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $5,340. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 68036 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 17, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–30384 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–901 Notice of Amended Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 22, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone; (202) 482–5075. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’) on April 14, 2009, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published its final results of the administrative review for Certain Lined Paper Products (‘‘CLPP’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period from April 17, 2006, through August 31, 2007. See VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 Certain Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 17160 (April 14, 2009) (‘‘Final Results’’). On April 14, 2009, Shanghai Lian Li Paper Products Co., Ltd. (‘‘Lian Li’’) timely filed its ministerial error allegations, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(c). On April 17, 2009, the Association of American Paper Suppliers (petitioner) filed a summons and complaint with the Court of International Trade challenging various aspects of the Final Results. On April 21, 2009, the petitioner filed comments in response to Lian Li’s ministerial error allegations, and on April 23, 2009, Lian Li filed comments regarding the petitioner’s April 21, 2009, comments. The Department has not found it practicable to analyze the comments received and correct any potential errors within 30 days of the publication for the Final Results. Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order The scope of this order includes certain lined paper products, typically school supplies (for purposes of this scope definition, the actual use of or labeling these products as school supplies or non-school supplies is not a defining characteristic) composed of or including paper that incorporates straight horizontal and/or vertical lines on ten or more paper sheets (there shall be no minimum page requirement for looseleaf filler paper) including but not limited to such products as single- and multi-subject notebooks, composition books, wireless notebooks, looseleaf or glued filler paper, graph paper, and laboratory notebooks, and with the smaller dimension of the paper measuring 6 inches to 15 inches (inclusive) and the larger dimension of the paper measuring 8–3/4 inches to 15 inches (inclusive). Page dimensions are measured size (not advertised, stated, or ‘‘tear-out’’ size), and are measured as they appear in the product (i.e., stitched and folded pages in a notebook are measured by the size of the page as it appears in the notebook page, not the size of the unfolded paper). However, for measurement purposes, pages with tapered or rounded edges shall be measured at their longest and widest points. Subject lined paper products may be loose, packaged or bound using any binding method (other than case bound through the inclusion of binders board, a spine strip, and cover wrap). Subject merchandise may or may not contain any combination of a front cover, a rear cover, and/or backing of any composition, regardless of the inclusion of images or graphics on the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cover, backing, or paper. Subject merchandise is within the scope of this order whether or not the lined paper and/or cover are hole punched, drilled, perforated, and/or reinforced. Subject merchandise may contain accessory or informational items including but not limited to pockets, tabs, dividers, closure devices, index cards, stencils, protractors, writing implements, reference materials such as mathematical tables, or printed items such as sticker sheets or miniature calendars, if such items are physically incorporated , included with, or attached to the product, cover and/or backing thereto. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are: • unlined copy machine paper; • writing pads with a backing (including but not limited to products commonly known as ‘‘tablets,’’ ‘‘note pads,’’ ‘‘legal pads,’’ and ‘‘quadrille pads’’), provided that they do not have a front cover (whether permanent or removable). This exclusion does not apply to such writing pads if they consist of hole-punched or drilled filler paper; • three-ring or multiple-ring binders, or notebook organizers incorporating such a ring binder provided that they do not include subject paper; • index cards; • printed books and other books that are case bound through the inclusion of binders board, a spine strip, and cover wrap; • newspapers; • pictures and photographs; • desk and wall calendars and organizers (including but not limited to such products generally known as ‘‘office planners,’’ ‘‘time books,’’ and ‘‘appointment books’’); • telephone logs; • address books; • columnar pads & tablets, with or without covers, primarily suited for the recording of written numerical business data; • lined business or office forms, including but not limited to: preprinted business forms, lined invoice pads and paper, mailing and address labels, manifests, and shipping log books; • lined continuous computer paper; • boxed or packaged writing stationary (including but not limited to products commonly known as ‘‘fine business paper,’’ ‘‘parchment paper’’, and ‘‘letterhead’’), whether or not containing a lined header or decorative lines; E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68035-68036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30384]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim 
Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability 
Provision of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (U.S.-
PERU TPA)

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On behalf of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements (CITA), the Department of Commerce, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 22, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Telephone: 
202-482-3400, Fax: 202-482-0858, E-mail: Laurie.Mease@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The United States and Peru negotiated the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion 
Agreement (the ``Agreement''), which entered into force on February 1, 
2009. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, 
pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, fabric, yarn, and 
fiber produced in Peru or the United States and traded between the two 
countries are entitled to duty-free tariff treatment. Annex 3-B of the 
Agreement also lists specific fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the two 
countries agreed are not available in commercial quantities in a timely 
manner from producers in Peru or the United States. The fabrics listed 
are commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers, which are also 
entitled to duty-free treatment despite not being produced in Peru or 
the United States.
    The list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers may 
be changed pursuant to the commercial availability provision in Chapter 
3, Article 3.3, Paragraphs 5-7 of the Agreement. Under this provision, 
interested entities from Peru or the United States have the right to 
request that a specific fabric, yarn, or fiber be added to, or removed 
from, the list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers 
in Annex 3-B.
    Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that 
the President ``promptly publish'' procedures for parties to exercise 
the right to make these requests. The President delegated the 
responsibility for publishing the procedures and administering 
commercial availability requests to the Committee for the 
Implementation of Textile Agreements (``CITA''), which issues 
procedures and acts on requests through the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (``OTEXA'') (See Proclamation 
No. 8341, 74 FR 4105, Jan. 22, 2009). Interim procedures to implement 
these responsibilities were published in the Federal Register on August 
14, 2009. See Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the 
Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Peru Trade 
Promotion Agreement Implementation Act and Estimate of Burden for 
Collection of Information, 74 FR 41111 (Aug. 11, 2009).
    The intent of the U.S.-Peru TPA Commercial Availability Procedures 
is to foster the use of U.S. and regional products by implementing 
procedures that allow products to be placed on or removed from a 
product list, on a timely basis, and in a manner that is consistent 
with normal business practice. The procedures are intended to 
facilitate the transmission of requests; allow the market to indicate 
the availability of the supply of products that are the subject of 
requests; make available promptly, to interested entities and the 
public, information regarding the requests for products and offers 
received for those products; ensure wide participation by interested 
entities and parties; allow for careful review and consideration of 
information provided to substantiate requests and responses; and 
provide timely public dissemination of information used by CITA in 
making commercial availability determinations.
    CITA must collect certain information about fabric, yarn, or fiber 
technical specifications and the production capabilities of Peruvian 
and U.S. textile producers to determine whether certain fabrics, yarns, 
or fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in 
the United States or Peru, subject to Section 203(o) of the U.S.-PERU 
TPA.

II. Method of Collection

    Participants in a commercial availability proceeding must submit 
public versions of their Requests, Responses or Rebuttals 
electronically (via e-mail) for posting on OTEXA's Web site. 
Confidential versions of those submissions which contain business 
confidential information must be delivered in hard copy to the Office 
of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0265.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours per Request; 2 hours per 
Response; and 1 hour per Rebuttal.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 89.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $5,340.

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IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: December 17, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-30384 Filed 12-21-09; 8:45 am]
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