Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, 59685 [2010-24323]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 28, 2010 / Notices by the Kansas Sheep Association. The petition was accepted for review by USDA on July 26, 2010. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 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 petitions to demonstrate that an increase in imports of like or directly competitive articles, 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 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers Program Review Committee, comprised of representatives from USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and FAS. After a review, the Administrator determined that the petition demonstrated the ‘greater than 15-percent decline’ criterion, because it showed a 15.9-percent decline in the value of wool production for 2009, when compared to the previous 3-year period. However, the import data provided for the same time period showed a 37.2-percent decrease, instead of the required increase, under the program. Because the petition was unable to meet the ‘increase in imports’ criterion, the Administrator was not able to certify the petition, making wool producers in Kansas ineligible for trade adjustment assistance in FY 2011. Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Foreign Agricultural Service SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program Staff, Office of Trade Programs, FAS, USDA, or by phone at (202) 720–0638, or (202) 690–0633, or by e-mail at: tradeadjustment@fas.usda. gov; or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site at: https://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: September 20, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–24302 Filed 9–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Sep 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 (202) 720–0638 or (202) 690–0633; or by e-mail at: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site at: http: //www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: September 20, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–24323 Filed 9–27–10; 8:45 am] The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has denied petitions (Nos. 2011024, 2011025) for trade adjustment assistance for lamb filed under the fiscal year (FY) 2011 program by lamb producers from Ohio. The petitions were accepted for review by USDA on July 23, 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 petitions to demonstrate that an increase in imports of like or directly competitive articles, 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 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program Review Committee, comprised of representatives from USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and FAS. After a review, the Administrator determined that the petitions were unable to demonstrate the ‘greater than 15-percent decline’ criterion, because they showed only a 6percent decline in the quantity of production for 2009, when compared to the previous 3-year period. Additionally, the import data provided for the same time periods showed a 10.9-percent decrease, instead of the required increase, under the program. Because the petitions were unable to meet the ‘greater than 15-percent decline’ criterion and the ‘increase in imports’ criterion, the Administrator was not able to certify them, making lamb producers in Ohio ineligible for trade adjustment assistance in FY 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program Staff, Office of Trade Programs, FAS, USDA; or by phone at PO 00000 59685 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The National Advisory Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will hold a meeting via conference call on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The meeting will be conducted from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be opened to the public. The Council was chartered on November 10, 2009, to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States. DATES: October 12, 2010. Time: 3 p.m.–5 p.m. (EDT). ADDRESSES: This program will be conducted and available to the public via a listen-in conference number, 888– 942–9574, and passcode, 6315042. Please specify any requests for reasonable accommodation of auxiliary aids at least five business days in advance of the meeting. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda topics to be discussed include: Impressions from the first NACIE meeting, as well as NACIE strategies, goals and processes for 2011. No time will be available for oral comments from members of the public listening to the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the Council’s affairs at any time before and after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Paul Corson at the contact information indicated below. Copies of Board meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Corson, Office of Innovation and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 28, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 59685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24323]


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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 petitions (Nos. 2011024, 2011025) for trade adjustment 
assistance for lamb filed under the fiscal year (FY) 2011 program by 
lamb producers from Ohio. The petitions were accepted for review by 
USDA on July 23, 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 petitions to 
demonstrate that an increase in imports of like or directly competitive 
articles, 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 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program Review 
Committee, comprised of representatives from USDA's Office of the Chief 
Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and 
FAS. After a review, the Administrator determined that the petitions 
were unable to demonstrate the `greater than 15-percent decline' 
criterion, because they showed only a 6-percent decline in the quantity 
of production for 2009, when compared to the previous 3-year period. 
Additionally, the import data provided for the same time periods showed 
a 10.9-percent decrease, instead of the required increase, under the 
program.
    Because the petitions were unable to meet the `greater than 15-
percent decline' criterion and the `increase in imports' criterion, the 
Administrator was not able to certify them, making lamb producers in 
Ohio ineligible for trade adjustment assistance in FY 2011.

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

    Dated: September 20, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-24323 Filed 9-27-10; 8:45 am]
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