Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, 41432 [2010-17351]

Download as PDF 41432 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 136 / Friday, July 16, 2010 / Notices the Chief Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service. Upon a review, the Administrator (FAS) determined that increased imports of catfish during January-December 2009 contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decline in the value of production in 2009, compared to the previous 3-year average. This conforms to the eligibility requirements stipulated in Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210). Individual catfish producers, nationwide, interested in applying for technical training and cash benefits must complete and submit a written application to their local Farm Service Agency Service Center by the application deadline of September 23, 2010. After submitting a completed application, producers may receive technical assistance at no cost and may receive cash benefits, if the applicable program eligibility requirements are satisfied. Applicants must complete the technical assistance under the program in order to be eligible for cash benefits. Producers Certified as Eligible for TAA for Farmers’ Program Should Contact: USDA, Farm Service Agency (at your local service center). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Staff, FAS, USDA, by phone: (202) 720–0638, or (202) 690–0633; or by e-mail: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site: https:// www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: July 8, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–17348 Filed 7–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has certified a petition (No. 2010005) for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) for shrimp that was filed by the Southern Shrimp Alliance and accepted for review by USDA on May 3, 2010. Individual producers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas will be eligible to apply for Fiscal Year (FY) VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Jul 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 2010 benefits during an application period ending September 23, 2010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All petitions were analyzed by USDA’s Economic Research Service and reviewed by the TAA for Farmers Review Committee, comprised of representatives from USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service. Upon a review, the Administrator (FAS) determined that increased imports of shrimp during January-December 2008 contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decline in the quantity of production in 2008, compared to the previous 3-year average. This conforms to the eligibility requirements stipulated in Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210). Individual shrimp producers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas interested in applying for technical training and cash benefits must complete and submit a written application to their local Farm Service Agency Service Center by the application deadline of September 23, 2010. After submitting a completed application, producers may receive technical assistance at no cost and may receive cash benefits, if the applicable program eligibility requirements are satisfied. Applicants must complete the technical assistance under the program in order to be eligible for cash benefits. Producers Certified as Eligible for TAA for Farmers’ Program Should Contact: USDA, Farm Service Agency (at your local service center). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Staff, FAS, USDA, by phone: (202) 720–0638, or (202) 690–0633; or by e-mail: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site: https:// www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: July 8, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–17350 Filed 7–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has denied a petition (No. 2010002) for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) for U.S. lobster (Homarus americanus) that was filed by the Maine Lobstermen’s Association and accepted for review by USDA on May 3, 2010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To qualify under the program, Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 210) states that petitions must demonstrate, using data for the most recent, full marketing year or full official marketing season, a greater than 15-percent decline in at least one of the following factors: national average price, quantity of production, value of production, or cash receipts. According to the statute, it is also necessary for the petition to demonstrate that an increase in imports of articles like or directly competitive, during the same marketing period, contributed importantly to the decrease in one of the above factors for the agricultural commodity. All petitions were analyzed by USDA’s Economic Research Service and reviewed by the TAA for Farmers Review Committee, comprised of representatives from USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service. After a review, the Administrator determined that while the petition meets the program’s ‘greater than 15-percent decline’ eligibility requirement, import data for the same time period showed a 1.1-percent decrease, rather than the required increase. For this reason, the petition does not meet the regulatory requirements for certification for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Staff, FAS, USDA, by phone: (202) 720–0638, or (202) 690–0633; or by e-mail: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site: https:// www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: July 8, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–17351 Filed 7–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Foreign Agricultural Service AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 136 (Friday, July 16, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 41432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-17351]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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    The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has 
denied a petition (No. 2010002) for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) 
for U.S. lobster (Homarus americanus) that was filed by the Maine 
Lobstermen's Association and accepted for review by USDA on May 3, 
2010.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To qualify under the program, Subtitle C of 
Title I of the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-210) states that 
petitions must demonstrate, using data for the most recent, full 
marketing year or full official marketing season, a greater than 15-
percent decline in at least one of the following factors: national 
average price, quantity of production, value of production, or cash 
receipts.
    According to the statute, it is also necessary for the petition to 
demonstrate that an increase in imports of articles like or directly 
competitive, during the same marketing period, contributed importantly 
to the decrease in one of the above factors for the agricultural 
commodity.
    All petitions were analyzed by USDA's Economic Research Service and 
reviewed by the TAA for Farmers Review Committee, comprised of 
representatives from USDA's Office of the Chief Economist, Farm Service 
Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and Foreign Agricultural 
Service. After a review, the Administrator determined that while the 
petition meets the program's `greater than 15-percent decline' 
eligibility requirement, import data for the same time period showed a 
1.1-percent decrease, rather than the required increase. For this 
reason, the petition does not meet the regulatory requirements for 
certification for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade Adjustment Assistance for 
Farmers Staff, FAS, USDA, by phone: (202) 720-0638, or (202) 690-0633; 
or by e-mail: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or visit the TAA for 
Farmers' Web site: https://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa.

    Dated: July 8, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-17351 Filed 7-15-10; 8:45 am]
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