Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, 48931 [2010-19794]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 155 / Thursday, August 12, 2010 / Notices and performance requirements for its Courthouse renovation and expansion project is not reasonably available in sufficient commercial quantities of a satisfactory quality that is manufactured in the United States. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE III. The Waiver Having established a proper basis that this manufactured good was not available from a producer in the United States, the County is hereby granted a waiver from the Buy American requirements. This waiver permits use of ARRA funds for the purchase of the specified Daikin VRV III heat recovery system and Tempeff Dual Core Technology documented in the County’s waiver request submittal dated February 19, 2010, as part of its Courthouse renovation and expansion project. This supplementary information constitutes the detailed written justification required by section 1605(c) of Public Law 111–5 for waivers ‘‘based on a finding under subsection (b).’’ This waiver only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA project being proposed. Any other ARRA recipient that wishes to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. AGENCY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES IV. Equal Opportunity and NonDiscrimination Requirements The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202–720–2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410, or call 800–795–3272 (voice), or 202–720–6382 (TDD). ‘‘USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.’’ Authority: Sec. 1605, Pub. L. 111–5, 123 STAT. 115. Dated: August 5, 2010. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture. Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today accepted and began a review of a petition for trade adjustment assistance filed under the Fiscal Year 2011 program by the Maine State Pomological Society on behalf of apple producers in Maine. The Administrator will determine within 40 days whether increasing imports of apples contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decrease in the average annual price of apples compared to the average of the three preceding marketing years. If the determination is affirmative, producers who produce and market apples in Maine will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for free technical assistance and cash benefits. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program Staff, FAS, USDA by phone: (202) 720–0638 or (202) 690– 0633; or by e-mail at: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site: www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: July 30, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–19794 Filed 8–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘CAFTA–DR Agreement’’) August 9, 2010. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement. AGENCY: Effective Date: August 12, 2010. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’) has determined that certain woven yarn-dyed fabrics of lyocell and SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P 16:22 Aug 11, 2010 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers DATES: [FR Doc. 2010–19894 Filed 8–11–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 Foreign Agricultural Service Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48931 cotton, as specified below, is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA–DR countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA– DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3651. For Further Information On-Line: https://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf under ‘‘Approved Requests,’’ Reference number: 145.2010.07.08.Fabric. SoriniSametforBWA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The CAFTA–DR Agreement; Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘CAFTA–DR Implementation Act’’), Pub. Law 109–53; the Statement of Administrative Action, accompanying the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act; and Presidential Proclamations 7987 (February 28, 2006) and 7996 (March 31, 2006). Background: The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA–DR Agreement have determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides that this list may be modified pursuant to Article 3.25(4)-(5), when the President of the United States determines that a fabric, yarn, or fiber is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. See Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement; see also section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act. The CAFTA–DR Implementation Act requires the President to establish procedures governing the submission of a request and providing opportunity for interested entities to submit comments and supporting evidence before a commercial availability determination is made. In Presidential Proclamations 7987 and 7996, the President delegated to CITA the authority under section 203(o)(4) of CAFTA–DR Implementation Act for modifying the Annex 3.25 list. Pursuant to this authority, on September 15, 2008, CITA published modified procedures it would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list of products determined to be not commercially available in the territory of any Party to CAFTA–DR (Modifications to Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 155 (Thursday, August 12, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-19794]


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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) today 
accepted and began a review of a petition for trade adjustment 
assistance filed under the Fiscal Year 2011 program by the Maine State 
Pomological Society on behalf of apple producers in Maine. The 
Administrator will determine within 40 days whether increasing imports 
of apples contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decrease 
in the average annual price of apples compared to the average of the 
three preceding marketing years. If the determination is affirmative, 
producers who produce and market apples in Maine will be eligible to 
apply to the Farm Service Agency for free technical assistance and cash 
benefits.

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

     Dated: July 30, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-19794 Filed 8-11-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-10-P