Certain Footwear: Recommendations For Modifying the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 18882-18884 [2010-8360]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 18882 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 13, 2010 / Notices The current 1988 BLM Pocatello Resource Management Plan (RMP) does not identify this parcel of public land for disposal; however, this plan is currently undergoing revision and includes alternatives addressing land tenure adjustments which do identify this parcel of public land for disposal. An amendment to the current 1988 plan may be necessary if the BLM ultimately decides to convey this parcel prior to the completion of the revision of this plan. Conveyance of the identified public lands would be subject to valid existing rights and encumbrances of record, including but not limited to, rights-ofway for roads and public utilities. The conveyance would also be subject to an appropriate indemnification provision protecting the United Sates from claims arising out of the patentee’s use, occupancy, or occupation on the patented lands. 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On April 13, 2010, the above-described land will be segregated from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws and mineral leasing laws, except the sale provisions of the FLPMA. Until completion of the sale or termination of the segregation, the BLM is no longer accepting land use applications affecting the identified public land, except applications for the amendment of previously filed right-of-way applications or existing authorizations to increase the term of the grants in accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 and 2886.15. The segregative effect will terminate upon issuance of a patent or other conveyance document, publication in the Federal Register of a termination of VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:33 Apr 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 the segregation, or on April 13, 2012, whichever occurs first, unless the segregation period is extended by the BLM State Director in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.1–2(d) prior to the termination date. Public Comments: For a period until May 28, 2010, interested parties and the general public may submit written comments concerning the land proposed for sale, including notification of any encumbrances or other claims relating to the identified land, to Field Manager, BLM Pocatello Field Office, at the above address. In order to ensure consideration in the environmental analysis of the proposed sale, comments must be in writing and postmarked or delivered within 45 days of the initial date of publication of this Notice. Comments transmitted via e-mail will not be accepted. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Pocatello Field Office during regular business hours, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2. Dated: April 8, 2010. David A. Pacioretty, Pocatello Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2010–8390 Filed 4–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 1205–8] Certain Footwear: Recommendations For Modifying the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of institution of investigation and opportunity to comment on proposed recommendations. SUMMARY: Following receipt of a letter from the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the Commission instituted investigation No. 1205–8, PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certain Footwear: Recommendations for Modifying the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, pursuant to section 1205 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 3005), for the purpose of submitting recommendations to the President regarding the addition of an Additional U.S. Note and the amendment of certain classification provisions in Chapter 64 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) relating to certain footwear featuring outer soles of rubber or plastic to which a layer of textile material has been added. DATES: May 14, 2010: Deadline for filing written submissions relating to proposed HTS changes requested by Department of Treasury. May 28, 2010: Preliminary Commission report containing proposed recommendations posted on the Commission Web site at http:// www.usitc.gov/tariff_affairs/ modifications_hts.htm. June 25, 2010: Deadline for filing written submissions to be included in final recommendations. July 12, 2010: Transmittal of final recommendations to the President. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this collection of proposals may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donnette Rimmer, Nomenclature Analyst (202–205–0663, donnette.rimmer@usitc.gov), or Janis L. Summers, Attorney Advisor (202–205– 2605, janis.summers@usitc.gov), of the Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements (fax 202–205–2616). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Affairs (202–205–1819, margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202– 205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet Web site (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 13, 2010 / Notices Background: Section 1205(a) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (the 1988 Act) (19 U.S.C. 3005(a)) provides that the Commission shall keep the HTS under continuous review and periodically recommend to the President such modifications in the HTS as the Commission considers necessary or appropriate to accomplish five general objectives. Among these stated objectives, section 1205(a)(2) of the 1988 Act directs the Commission to consider changes to the HTS to promote the uniform application of the Harmonized System Convention and particularly the Protocol thereto, which contains the Harmonized System nomenclature structure and accompanying legal notes. Section 1205(a)(4) directs the Commission to consider changes to the HTS to alleviate unnecessary administrative burdens. Subsections (b) through (d) of section 1205 describe the procedures the Commission is to follow in formulating recommendations, including with respect to soliciting and considering views of interested Federal agencies and the public. Section 1205(b)(1) requires that the Commission give notice of proposed recommendations and afford reasonable opportunity for interested parties to present their views in writing. In a letter dated January 15, 2010, from Timothy E. Skud, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax, Trade, and Tariff Policy, Treasury asked that the Commission conduct an investigation under section 1205 for the purpose of making recommendations to the President regarding the addition of an Additional U.S. Note and the amendment of certain classification provisions in Chapter 64 of the HTSUS relating to certain footwear featuring outer soles of rubber or plastics to which a layer of textile material has been added. The letter included Treasury’s proposed language for an Additional U.S. Note and proposed changes in various U.S. tariff rate lines at the 8-digit level that take into account decisions of the Harmonized System Committee of the World Customs Organization (WCO) on the classification of particular footwear for purposes of the Harmonized System. Treasury’s letter provided additional background on the tariff classification of footwear and relevant decisions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) and noted the decisions that are the basis of Treasury’s request. A copy of Treasury’s letter is being posted on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.usitc.gov. The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) nomenclature, which is maintained by VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:33 Apr 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 the WCO, provides a uniform structural basis for the customs tariffs and statistical nomenclatures of all major trading countries of the world, including the United States. The HS establishes the broadest principles of classification and levels of categories in the HTS, comprising the General Rules of Interpretation, Section and Chapter titles, Section and Chapter legal notes, and heading and subheading texts to the 6-digit level of detail. Additional U.S. Notes, further subdivisions (8-digit subheadings and 10-digit statistical annotations) and statistical notes, as well as the entirety of chapters 98 and 99 and several appendixes, are national legal and statistical detail added for the administration of the U.S. tariff and statistical programs and are not part of the international HS. An up-to-date copy of the HTS, which incorporates the international HS in its overall structure, can be found on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/bychapter/ index.htm). Hard copies and electronic copies on CD can be found at many of the 1,400 Federal Depository Libraries located throughout the United States and its territories; further information about these locations can be found at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fdlp.html or by contacting GPO Access at the Government Printing Office at this telephone number: 866–512–1800. The Commission will prepare a preliminary report containing proposed recommendations in order to provide notice to the public of potential HTS changes and to solicit comment and input. In preparing these proposed recommendations, the Commission will take into account Treasury’s request, as well as all other appropriate legal and technical considerations relating to HTS Chapter 64, and will include where appropriate the input submitted by other agencies and interested parties. The Commission will post its preliminary report containing the proposed recommendations on its Web site at http://www.usitc.gov/ tariff_affairs/modifications_hts.htm by May 28, 2010. The preliminary report will also include a non-authoritative cross-reference table prepared by Commission staff that will show the likely existing and future tariff classifications of the goods concerned. Any additional submissions from other agencies and the public based on the preliminary report must be filed by June 25, 2010, in order to be taken into account. The Commission will then prepare its final report and recommendations to submit to the President. Interested parties should be aware that Customs has domestic legal PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18883 authority for tariff classification and that Customs may provide information, both before and after the proposed recommendations are posted, that indicates different or additional tariff classifications of some goods. Thus, the classifications that appear in the Commission’s cross-reference table are subject to change during the investigation. Written submissions should be filed in accordance with the procedures below. Interested parties should take into account the classification of the merchandise concerned under the international Harmonized System as well as domestic decisions and seek to further the goals set out by section 1205 of the 1988 Act and the Harmonized System Convention. No proposals for changes to existing U.S. rates of duty or to 10-digit statistical annotations or notes will be considered by the Commission during its review. However, the Commission will examine information concerning the rates of duty currently utilized by importers in liquidated and undisputed entries of specific footwear that is the subject of this investigation. The changes in the HTS that may result from this investigation are not intended to alter current tariff rates but instead are intended to ensure that existing tariff rates continue to be applicable following the implementation of new U.S. tariff provisions. Written Submissions: Interested parties and agencies are invited to file written submissions relating to the recommendations that the Commission should propose based on Treasury’s request. They may also file, following the posting of the Commission’s proposed recommendations, submissions relating to the recommendations that the Commission must submit to the President. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary. Written submissions relating to Treasury’s request should be received no later than May 14, 2010, and those relating to the final recommendations the Commission should submit to the President should be received no later than June 25, 2010. Submissions should refer to ‘‘Investigation No. 1205–8’’ in a prominent place on the cover page and/ or the first page. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 requires that a signed original (or a copy so designated) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of a document is requested, at least four (4) E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 18884 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 13, 2010 / Notices additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). The Commission’s rules authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/ fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. Confidential business information received in the proposals may be made available to Customs and Census during the examination of these proposals. The Commission will not otherwise publish or release any confidential business information received, nor release it to other government agencies or other persons. By order of the Commission. Issued: April 8, 2010. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–8360 Filed 4–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–10–008] sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Sunshine Act Meeting Notice; Rescheduling of Commission Meeting AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: United States International Trade Commission. ORIGINAL DATE AND TIME: April 14, 2010 at 11 a.m. NEW DATE AND TIME: April 15, 2010 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. 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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 1205-8]


Certain Footwear: Recommendations For Modifying the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of institution of investigation and opportunity to 
comment on proposed recommendations.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a letter from the U.S. Department of the 
Treasury (Treasury), the Commission instituted investigation No. 1205-
8, Certain Footwear: Recommendations for Modifying the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States, pursuant to section 1205 of the 
Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 3005), for the 
purpose of submitting recommendations to the President regarding the 
addition of an Additional U.S. Note and the amendment of certain 
classification provisions in Chapter 64 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTS) relating to certain footwear 
featuring outer soles of rubber or plastic to which a layer of textile 
material has been added.

DATES: 
    May 14, 2010: Deadline for filing written submissions relating to 
proposed HTS changes requested by Department of Treasury.
    May 28, 2010: Preliminary Commission report containing proposed 
recommendations posted on the Commission Web site at http://www.usitc.gov/tariff_affairs/modifications_hts.htm.
    June 25, 2010: Deadline for filing written submissions to be 
included in final recommendations.
    July 12, 2010: Transmittal of final recommendations to the 
President.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are located in the United States 
International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, 
DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, 
United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this collection of 
proposals may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at 
http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/edis.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donnette Rimmer, Nomenclature Analyst 
(202-205-0663, donnette.rimmer@usitc.gov), or Janis L. Summers, 
Attorney Advisor (202-205-2605, janis.summers@usitc.gov), of the Office 
of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements (fax 202-205-2616). The media 
should contact Margaret O'Laughlin, Office of External Affairs (202-
205-1819, margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing impaired individuals 
may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission's 
TDD terminal at 202-205-1810. General information concerning the 
Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet Web site 
(http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need 
special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact 
the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000.

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    Background: Section 1205(a) of the Omnibus Trade and 
Competitiveness Act of 1988 (the 1988 Act) (19 U.S.C. 3005(a)) provides 
that the Commission shall keep the HTS under continuous review and 
periodically recommend to the President such modifications in the HTS 
as the Commission considers necessary or appropriate to accomplish five 
general objectives. Among these stated objectives, section 1205(a)(2) 
of the 1988 Act directs the Commission to consider changes to the HTS 
to promote the uniform application of the Harmonized System Convention 
and particularly the Protocol thereto, which contains the Harmonized 
System nomenclature structure and accompanying legal notes. Section 
1205(a)(4) directs the Commission to consider changes to the HTS to 
alleviate unnecessary administrative burdens. Subsections (b) through 
(d) of section 1205 describe the procedures the Commission is to follow 
in formulating recommendations, including with respect to soliciting 
and considering views of interested Federal agencies and the public. 
Section 1205(b)(1) requires that the Commission give notice of proposed 
recommendations and afford reasonable opportunity for interested 
parties to present their views in writing.
    In a letter dated January 15, 2010, from Timothy E. Skud, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax, Trade, and Tariff Policy, 
Treasury asked that the Commission conduct an investigation under 
section 1205 for the purpose of making recommendations to the President 
regarding the addition of an Additional U.S. Note and the amendment of 
certain classification provisions in Chapter 64 of the HTSUS relating 
to certain footwear featuring outer soles of rubber or plastics to 
which a layer of textile material has been added. The letter included 
Treasury's proposed language for an Additional U.S. Note and proposed 
changes in various U.S. tariff rate lines at the 8-digit level that 
take into account decisions of the Harmonized System Committee of the 
World Customs Organization (WCO) on the classification of particular 
footwear for purposes of the Harmonized System. Treasury's letter 
provided additional background on the tariff classification of footwear 
and relevant decisions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) 
and noted the decisions that are the basis of Treasury's request. A 
copy of Treasury's letter is being posted on the Commission's Web site 
at http://www.usitc.gov.
    The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) 
nomenclature, which is maintained by the WCO, provides a uniform 
structural basis for the customs tariffs and statistical nomenclatures 
of all major trading countries of the world, including the United 
States. The HS establishes the broadest principles of classification 
and levels of categories in the HTS, comprising the General Rules of 
Interpretation, Section and Chapter titles, Section and Chapter legal 
notes, and heading and subheading texts to the 6-digit level of detail. 
Additional U.S. Notes, further subdivisions (8-digit subheadings and 
10-digit statistical annotations) and statistical notes, as well as the 
entirety of chapters 98 and 99 and several appendixes, are national 
legal and statistical detail added for the administration of the U.S. 
tariff and statistical programs and are not part of the international 
HS.
    An up-to-date copy of the HTS, which incorporates the international 
HS in its overall structure, can be found on the Commission's Web site 
(http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/bychapter/index.htm). Hard copies and 
electronic copies on CD can be found at many of the 1,400 Federal 
Depository Libraries located throughout the United States and its 
territories; further information about these locations can be found at 
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fdlp.html or by contacting GPO Access at the 
Government Printing Office at this telephone number: 866-512-1800.
    The Commission will prepare a preliminary report containing 
proposed recommendations in order to provide notice to the public of 
potential HTS changes and to solicit comment and input. In preparing 
these proposed recommendations, the Commission will take into account 
Treasury's request, as well as all other appropriate legal and 
technical considerations relating to HTS Chapter 64, and will include 
where appropriate the input submitted by other agencies and interested 
parties. The Commission will post its preliminary report containing the 
proposed recommendations on its Web site at http://www.usitc.gov/tariff_affairs/modifications_hts.htm by May 28, 2010. The preliminary 
report will also include a non-authoritative cross-reference table 
prepared by Commission staff that will show the likely existing and 
future tariff classifications of the goods concerned. Any additional 
submissions from other agencies and the public based on the preliminary 
report must be filed by June 25, 2010, in order to be taken into 
account. The Commission will then prepare its final report and 
recommendations to submit to the President. Interested parties should 
be aware that Customs has domestic legal authority for tariff 
classification and that Customs may provide information, both before 
and after the proposed recommendations are posted, that indicates 
different or additional tariff classifications of some goods. Thus, the 
classifications that appear in the Commission's cross-reference table 
are subject to change during the investigation.
    Written submissions should be filed in accordance with the 
procedures below. Interested parties should take into account the 
classification of the merchandise concerned under the international 
Harmonized System as well as domestic decisions and seek to further the 
goals set out by section 1205 of the 1988 Act and the Harmonized System 
Convention. No proposals for changes to existing U.S. rates of duty or 
to 10-digit statistical annotations or notes will be considered by the 
Commission during its review. However, the Commission will examine 
information concerning the rates of duty currently utilized by 
importers in liquidated and undisputed entries of specific footwear 
that is the subject of this investigation. The changes in the HTS that 
may result from this investigation are not intended to alter current 
tariff rates but instead are intended to ensure that existing tariff 
rates continue to be applicable following the implementation of new 
U.S. tariff provisions.
    Written Submissions: Interested parties and agencies are invited to 
file written submissions relating to the recommendations that the 
Commission should propose based on Treasury's request. They may also 
file, following the posting of the Commission's proposed 
recommendations, submissions relating to the recommendations that the 
Commission must submit to the President. All written submissions should 
be addressed to the Secretary. Written submissions relating to 
Treasury's request should be received no later than May 14, 2010, and 
those relating to the final recommendations the Commission should 
submit to the President should be received no later than June 25, 2010. 
Submissions should refer to ``Investigation No. 1205-8'' in a prominent 
place on the cover page and/or the first page. All written submissions 
must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 requires 
that a signed original (or a copy so designated) and fourteen (14) 
copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential 
treatment of a document is requested, at least four (4)

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additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential information 
must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information 
regarding confidential business information). The Commission's rules 
authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or 
electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the 
rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding 
electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information must 
also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the 
rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages 
be clearly marked as to whether they are the ``confidential'' or ``non-
confidential'' version, and that the confidential business information 
be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, 
except for confidential business information, will be made available 
for inspection by interested parties. Confidential business information 
received in the proposals may be made available to Customs and Census 
during the examination of these proposals. The Commission will not 
otherwise publish or release any confidential business information 
received, nor release it to other government agencies or other persons.

    By order of the Commission.
     Issued: April 8, 2010.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2010-8360 Filed 4-12-10; 8:45 am]
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