Report to Congress: Retrospective Versus Prospective Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Systems; Request for Comment and Notice of a Public Hearing, 16079-16080 [2010-7217]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the reestablishment of an advisory committee of technical advisors is necessary and in the public interest. Accordingly, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) has chartered the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC), which succeeds the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations (CACPA). The charter for the CACPA expired on February 1, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jeri Green, Chief, Census Advisory Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301–763–2075, Jeri.Green@Census.gov. The CSAC will advise the Census Bureau’s Director on the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities. 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[FR Doc. 2010–7250 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Report to Congress: Retrospective Versus Prospective Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Systems; Request for Comment and Notice of a Public Hearing AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. Background: In the conference report accompanying the 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Public Law: 111– 117, the conferees directed the Secretary of Commerce to work with the Secretaries of the Departments of Homeland Security and the Treasury to conduct an analysis of the relative VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:40 Mar 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 advantages and disadvantages of prospective and retrospective antidumping and countervailing duty systems. The report is currently scheduled to be transmitted to Congress on June 14, 2010. As part of its analysis, the conferees requested that the Department of Commerce (the Department) address the extent to which each type of system would likely achieve the goals of: (1) Remedying injurious dumping or subsidized exports to the United States; (2) minimizing uncollected duties; (3) reducing incentives and opportunities for importers to evade antidumping and countervailing duties; (4) effectively targeting high-risk importers; (5) addressing the impact of retrospective rate increases on U.S. importers and their employees; and (6) creating minimal administrative burden. To help in its analysis, the Department is inviting the public to comment on the issue and the specific points raised by the conferees as well as identify additional issues or considerations that it believes are deserving of the Department’s attention as it prepares its report. The Department is also notifying the public that it will hold a public hearing on April 27, 2010. Date for Submitting Comments: The Department requests that comments be submitted by 5 p.m., April 20, 2010. Comments should be limited to no more than 25 pages. Comments may be submitted electronically or in writing. Electronic comments should be submitted to webmastersupport@ita.doc.gov. If you submit comments electronically, you do not need to also submit comments in writing. People wishing to comment in writing should file, by the date specified above, a signed original and four copies of each set of comments at the address listed below. The Department will not accept nor consider comments accompanied by a request that a part or all of the material be treated confidentially because of its business proprietary nature or for any other reason. All comments will be available for public inspection at Import Administration’s Central Records Unit, Room 1117, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. In addition, all comments will be made available to the public in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the Import Administration Web site at the following address: https:// www.trade.gov/ia/. To the extent possible, all comments will be posted within 48 hours. Any questions concerning file formatting, document conversion, access on the Internet, or PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16079 other electronic filing issues should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration Webmaster, at (202) 482–0866, e-mail address: webmastersupport@ita.doc.gov. Hearing Date: The hearing will be held on April 27, 2010 starting at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium at the Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC. Hearing Participation: The hearing is open to the public. There are no prerequisites or conditions on participating at the hearing. All are welcome to speak at the hearing subject to the guidelines outlined in this notice. Those wishing to speak at the hearing must notify the Department no later than April 13, 2010. The request can be sent by e-mail to webmastersupport@ita.doc.gov or in writing to the address below. Individual presentations will be limited to five minutes to allow for possible questions from the Chair and the panel. Written comments, though strongly encouraged, are not required for those making presentations within the five minute time limit. Anyone requiring additional time for their presentation must seek an extension of the time limit at the time of their notification to the Department. Additional time may be granted as time and the number of participants permits. Also, please be aware that foreign nationals wishing to attend or participate in the hearing may be required to provide certain identification information to the Department by April 23, 2010 in order to gain access to the building. For further information, please contact Kelly Parkhill at (202) 482–3791. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically or in writing. Electronic comments should be submitted to webmastersupport@ita.doc.gov. If you submit comments electronically, you do not need to submit comments in writing. People wishing to comment in writing should file a signed original and four copies of each set of comments by 5 p.m., April 20, 2010. Such comments should be addressed to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Room 1870, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Parkhill at (202) 482–3791. New Reporting Requirements: There are no new paperwork or reporting requirements as a result of the action. In addition, all responses to the Department’s Federal Register notice E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 16080 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices requests for information, including this request, are strictly voluntary. Dated: March 26, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–7217 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Basewide Water Infrastructure and Stuart Mesa Bridge Replacement Projects at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, San Diego County, CA Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332 (2) (c)), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and conduct a public scoping meeting for the proposed replacement of the Stuart Mesa Bridge and installation and operation of water infrastructure improvements throughout Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (MCBCP) in San Diego County, California. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: DATES: The Department of the Navy will review all comments received during the 30-day public scoping period, which starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent. A public scoping meeting, using an informal open house format, will be held in the San Clemente Community Center, 100 North Calle Seville, San Clemente, California 92672, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 16, 2010. The meeting will be announced by notices published in the North County Times and San Clemente Sun Post News. The public is invited to attend the meeting at their convenience during the meeting hours and can view projectrelated displays and speak with Department of the Navy and MCBCP representatives and resource staff. A court reporter will be available at the meeting to accept oral comments. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the scope of the MCBCP Basewide Water Infrastructure and Stuart Mesa Bridge Replacement EIS should be directed to: Mr. Jesse Martinez, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest, 1220 Pacific Highway, San VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:40 Mar 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 Diego, California 92132. Written comments may also be submitted via fax at 619–532–4160, or e-mailed to jesse.w.martinez1@navy.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jesse Martinez, NAVFAC Southwest at telephone 619–532–3844, fax 619–532– 4160, or e-mail: jesse.w.martinez1@navy.mil. Purpose and Need: The proposed action is needed to modernize and expand the capacity and capability of MCBCP’s aging (1940s/1950s era) potable water system and roadway infrastructure. Due to the existing potable water system infrastructure’s lack of redundancy/backup and its continued deteriorating condition, portions of MCBCP have experienced more frequent interruptions to water delivery services. Wildfires have also damaged system components (e.g. power feeds, pump stations, pipes, etc.), with resulting service interruptions. As the potable water system continues to age, and as demand increases, the frequency of the interruptions will also increase, adversely affecting MCBCP’s mission. Repairs to and maintenance actions for the system are becoming more frequent and more expensive. In the case of the roadway system, the Stuart Mesa Bridge, together with nearby roadway segments and the adjacent intersection of Stuart Mesa Road and Vandegrift Boulevard, represents a critical roadway connection on the main internal north-south connector in the southern and western portions of MCBCP. The roadway link has been severed in the past by flooding, underscoring the need for an all-weather solution. The purpose of the proposed action is to enhance the ability of MCBCP to efficiently meet its mission by developing new or upgraded, reliable, and compliant infrastructure systems necessary to sustain military training and operations and quality of life services on MCBCP. The purpose is to provide (1) secure and more effective use of water resources, improved potable water quality and capacity, treatment and delivery capabilities, and water system redundancy necessary to reliably and efficiently deliver potable water in the northern region of MCBCP; (2) improved delivery of Basewide water services during periods of scheduled, unscheduled, and emergency system interruption; and (3) roadway improvements necessary to maintain efficient all-weather traffic accessibility to key areas in the southern portion of MCBCP that are now severed during periodic flooding in the vicinity of the Stuart Mesa Bridge. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The water infrastructure projects were initially included in the November 12, 2008, Notice of Intent (NOI) for MCBCP’s Basewide Utilities Infrastructure project (73 FR 66879). These two water infrastructure projects were removed from that EIS for potential re-design and to develop additional alternatives for analysis. These two water infrastructure projects are independent of the Basewide Utilities Infrastructure projects and meet different needs. Preliminary Alternatives The EIS will address the proposed alternative sites, alignments, and construction methods as described below. Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) North and Associated Facilities (MILCON P–1044) Four alternatives involving a combination of two AWT sites and two pipeline routes are being evaluated. All alternatives include construction of a 54,000-square-foot AWT facility, 80,000 linear feet (LF) of new and replacement water lines, pump stations with emergency generators, connection to existing reservoirs and distribution system, a brine disposal system, and plant access improvements. The proposed AWT facility would process up to 7.5 million gallons per day (mgd) and would include micro-filtration, granulated activated carbon, and reverse osmosis. The facility would be designed in modular form for ease of expandability; however there are no current plans for expansion. Alternative 1. Under this alternative the AWT facility would be constructed at a location about 1500 feet south of Basilone Road (Site 6). Raw water, treated water, and brine would be conveyed via new proposed lines. Raw water lines would extend from the existing wells to the AWT facility. Treated water lines would extend from the AWT facility to the west to serve the San Onofre Housing Areas and the 51 Area (San Onofre); to the north to serve the 62 Area (San Mateo), 63 Area (Cristianitos), and 64 Area (Talega); and to the east along Basilone Road to serve the 52 Area (School of Infantry) and 53 Area (Horno). Potable water loops eight inches in diameter would be installed within each cantonment and housing area. Bicycle lanes and/or pedestrian trails could also be included over proposed water lines where feasible. Either horizontal directional drilling (HDD) to extend lines beneath San Onofre Creek and San Mateo Creek or suspension of the pipelines over the E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 61 (Wednesday, March 31, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16079-16080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7217]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Report to Congress: Retrospective Versus Prospective Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Systems; Request for Comment and Notice of a 
Public Hearing

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
    Background: In the conference report accompanying the 2010 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, Public Law: 111-117, the conferees 
directed the Secretary of Commerce to work with the Secretaries of the 
Departments of Homeland Security and the Treasury to conduct an 
analysis of the relative advantages and disadvantages of prospective 
and retrospective antidumping and countervailing duty systems. The 
report is currently scheduled to be transmitted to Congress on June 14, 
2010. As part of its analysis, the conferees requested that the 
Department of Commerce (the Department) address the extent to which 
each type of system would likely achieve the goals of: (1) Remedying 
injurious dumping or subsidized exports to the United States; (2) 
minimizing uncollected duties; (3) reducing incentives and 
opportunities for importers to evade antidumping and countervailing 
duties; (4) effectively targeting high-risk importers; (5) addressing 
the impact of retrospective rate increases on U.S. importers and their 
employees; and (6) creating minimal administrative burden.
    To help in its analysis, the Department is inviting the public to 
comment on the issue and the specific points raised by the conferees as 
well as identify additional issues or considerations that it believes 
are deserving of the Department's attention as it prepares its report. 
The Department is also notifying the public that it will hold a public 
hearing on April 27, 2010.
    Date for Submitting Comments: The Department requests that comments 
be submitted by 5 p.m., April 20, 2010. Comments should be limited to 
no more than 25 pages. Comments may be submitted electronically or in 
writing. Electronic comments should be submitted to webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov. If you submit comments electronically, you do not 
need to also submit comments in writing. People wishing to comment in 
writing should file, by the date specified above, a signed original and 
four copies of each set of comments at the address listed below. The 
Department will not accept nor consider comments accompanied by a 
request that a part or all of the material be treated confidentially 
because of its business proprietary nature or for any other reason.
    All comments will be available for public inspection at Import 
Administration's Central Records Unit, Room 1117, between the hours of 
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. In addition, all comments will 
be made available to the public in Portable Document Format (PDF) on 
the Internet at the Import Administration Web site at the following 
address: https://www.trade.gov/ia/. To the extent possible, all comments 
will be posted within 48 hours. Any questions concerning file 
formatting, document conversion, access on the Internet, or other 
electronic filing issues should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, 
Import Administration Webmaster, at (202) 482-0866, e-mail address: 
webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov.
    Hearing Date: The hearing will be held on April 27, 2010 starting 
at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium at the Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC.
    Hearing Participation: The hearing is open to the public. There are 
no prerequisites or conditions on participating at the hearing. All are 
welcome to speak at the hearing subject to the guidelines outlined in 
this notice. Those wishing to speak at the hearing must notify the 
Department no later than April 13, 2010. The request can be sent by e-
mail to webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov or in writing to the address 
below. Individual presentations will be limited to five minutes to 
allow for possible questions from the Chair and the panel. Written 
comments, though strongly encouraged, are not required for those making 
presentations within the five minute time limit. Anyone requiring 
additional time for their presentation must seek an extension of the 
time limit at the time of their notification to the Department. 
Additional time may be granted as time and the number of participants 
permits. Also, please be aware that foreign nationals wishing to attend 
or participate in the hearing may be required to provide certain 
identification information to the Department by April 23, 2010 in order 
to gain access to the building. For further information, please contact 
Kelly Parkhill at (202) 482-3791.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically or in writing. 
Electronic comments should be submitted to webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov. If you submit comments electronically, you do not 
need to submit comments in writing. People wishing to comment in 
writing should file a signed original and four copies of each set of 
comments by 5 p.m., April 20, 2010. Such comments should be addressed 
to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, Room 1870, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Parkhill at (202) 482-3791.
    New Reporting Requirements: There are no new paperwork or reporting 
requirements as a result of the action. In addition, all responses to 
the Department's Federal Register notice

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requests for information, including this request, are strictly 
voluntary.

    Dated: March 26, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-7217 Filed 3-30-10; 8:45 am]
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