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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 2, 2011 / Notices involvement in the decision-making process. Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed above or online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/CUGA. Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is 40 C.F.R. 1506.6. The responsible official for this Record of Decision is the Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: January 24, 2011. Gordon Wissinger, Acting, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2011–2308 Filed 2–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–NX–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–503] Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel From the Dominican Republic; Second Annual Report United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of public hearing and opportunity to provide testimony and written comments in connection with the Commission’s second annual report. AGENCY: The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has announced its schedule, including the date for the public hearing and deadlines for filing briefs and other written submissions, in connection with the preparation of its second annual report in investigation No. 332–503, Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel from the Dominican Republic. DATES: March 3, 2011: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. March 8, 2011: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements. March 22, 2011: Public hearing. April 1, 2011: Deadline for filing posthearing briefs and statements and all other written submissions. July 22, 2011: Transmittal of second report to House Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Finance. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Feb 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Washington, DC. All written submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Kimberlie Freund (202– 708–5402 or kimberlie.freund@usitc.gov) for information specific to this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or 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 server (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. Background: Section 404 of the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (DR–CAFTA Act) (19 U.S.C. 4112) required the Secretary of Commerce to establish an Earned Import Allowance Program (EIAP) and directed the Commission to conduct annual reviews of the program for the purpose of evaluating its effectiveness and making recommendations for improvements. Section 404 of the DR– CAFTA Act authorizes certain apparel articles wholly assembled in an eligible country to enter the United States free of duty if accompanied by a certificate that shows evidence of the purchase of certain U.S. fabric. The term ‘‘eligible country’’ is defined to mean the Dominican Republic. More specifically, the program allows producers (in the Dominican Republic) that purchase a certain quantity of qualifying U.S. fabric for use in the production of certain bottoms of cotton in the Dominican Republic to receive a credit that can be used to ship a certain quantity of eligible apparel using third country fabrics from the Dominican Republic to the United States duty free. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5821 Section 404(d) directs the Commission to conduct an annual review of the program for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of the program and making recommendations for improvements. The Commission is required to submit its reports to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. The Commission submitted its first annual report (USITC Publication 4175) on July 28, 2010 and expects to submit its second report to the committees by July 22, 2011. The Commission instituted this investigation pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 to facilitate docketing of submissions and also to facilitate public access to Commission records through the Commission’s EDIS electronic records system. Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this second report will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC beginning at 9:30 a.m. on March 22, 2011. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary no later than 5:15 p.m., March 3, 2011, in accordance with the requirements in the ‘‘Submissions’’ section below. All prehearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., March 8, 2011; and all post-hearing briefs and statements responding to matters raised at the hearing should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., April 1, 2011. If, at of the close of business on March 3, 2011, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or non-participant may call the Secretary (202–205–2000) after March 3, 2011, to determine whether the hearing will be held. Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation. All written submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary and must conform to 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. If confidential treatment of a document is requested, at least four (4) 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 E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 5822 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 2, 2011 / Notices 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 to 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 is clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. The Commission intends to publish only a public report in this investigation. Consequently, the report that the Commission sends to the committees will not contain any confidential business information. Any confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing its report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. By order of the Commission. Issued: January 26, 2011. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–2217 Filed 2–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1089 (Review)] Orange Juice From Brazil United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of a five-year review concerning the antidumping duty order on certain orange juice from Brazil. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain orange juice from Brazil would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Feb 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; 1 to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is March 3, 2011. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by April 18, 2011. For further information concerning the conduct of this review and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207), as most recently amended at 74 FR 2847 (January 16, 2009). DATES: Effective Date: February 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. 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. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this review may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On March 9, 2006, the Department of Commerce issued an antidumping duty order on imports of certain orange juice from Brazil (71 FR 12183). The Commission is conducting a review to determine whether revocation of the order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. It will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct a full review or an expedited review. The Commission’s determination in any expedited review will be based on the facts available, 1 No response to this request for information is required if a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not displayed; the OMB number is 3117–0016/USITC No. 11–5–238, expiration date June 30, 2011. Public reporting burden for the request is estimated to average 15 hours per response. Please send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions.—The following definitions apply to this review: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year review, as defined by the Department of Commerce. (2) The Subject Country in this review is Brazil. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original determination, the Commission defined the Domestic Like Product as consisting of conventional FCOJM, conventional NFC, organic FCOJM, and organic NFC, coextensive with Commerce’s scope.2 (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of the product. In its original determination, the Commission defined the Domestic Industry as both orange growers and all domestic extractors/processors of certain orange juice. (5) The Order Date is the date that the antidumping duty order under review became effective. In this review, the Order Date is March 9, 2006. (6) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or through a parent company or subsidiary, in importing the Subject Merchandise into the United States from a foreign manufacturer or through its selling agent. Participation in the review and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the Subject Merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the review as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11(b)(4) of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the review. Former Commission employees who are seeking to appear in Commission five-year reviews are advised that they may appear in a review even if they 2 FCOJM stands for frozen concentrated orange juice for further manufacturing and NFC stands for conventional pasteurized single strength orange juice which has not been concentrated, typically referred to as not-from-concentrate. E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-503]


Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness 
of the Program for Certain Apparel From the Dominican Republic; Second 
Annual Report

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of public hearing and opportunity to provide testimony 
and written comments in connection with the Commission's second annual 
report.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has 
announced its schedule, including the date for the public hearing and 
deadlines for filing briefs and other written submissions, in 
connection with the preparation of its second annual report in 
investigation No. 332-503, Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation 
of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel from the 
Dominican Republic.

DATES: 
    March 3, 2011: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public 
hearing.
    March 8, 2011: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    March 22, 2011: Public hearing.
    April 1, 2011: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and 
statements and all other written submissions.
    July 22, 2011: Transmittal of second report to House Committee on 
Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Finance.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Kimberlie Freund (202-
708-5402 or kimberlie.freund@usitc.gov) for information specific to 
this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of this 
investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission's Office of 
the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The 
media should contact Margaret O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations 
(202-205-1819 or 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 server (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.
    Background: Section 404 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-
United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (DR-CAFTA Act) 
(19 U.S.C. 4112) required the Secretary of Commerce to establish an 
Earned Import Allowance Program (EIAP) and directed the Commission to 
conduct annual reviews of the program for the purpose of evaluating its 
effectiveness and making recommendations for improvements. Section 404 
of the DR-CAFTA Act authorizes certain apparel articles wholly 
assembled in an eligible country to enter the United States free of 
duty if accompanied by a certificate that shows evidence of the 
purchase of certain U.S. fabric. The term ``eligible country'' is 
defined to mean the Dominican Republic. More specifically, the program 
allows producers (in the Dominican Republic) that purchase a certain 
quantity of qualifying U.S. fabric for use in the production of certain 
bottoms of cotton in the Dominican Republic to receive a credit that 
can be used to ship a certain quantity of eligible apparel using third 
country fabrics from the Dominican Republic to the United States duty 
free.
    Section 404(d) directs the Commission to conduct an annual review 
of the program for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of the 
program and making recommendations for improvements. The Commission is 
required to submit its reports to the House Committee on Ways and Means 
and the Senate Committee on Finance. The Commission submitted its first 
annual report (USITC Publication 4175) on July 28, 2010 and expects to 
submit its second report to the committees by July 22, 2011.
    The Commission instituted this investigation pursuant to section 
332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 to facilitate docketing of submissions 
and also to facilitate public access to Commission records through the 
Commission's EDIS electronic records system.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this second 
report will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 
March 22, 2011. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be 
filed with the Secretary no later than 5:15 p.m., March 3, 2011, in 
accordance with the requirements in the ``Submissions'' section below. 
All pre-hearing briefs and statements should be filed not later than 
5:15 p.m., March 8, 2011; and all post-hearing briefs and statements 
responding to matters raised at the hearing should be filed not later 
than 5:15 p.m., April 1, 2011. If, at of the close of business on March 
3, 2011, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the 
hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the 
hearing as an observer or non-participant may call the Secretary (202-
205-2000) after March 3, 2011, to determine whether the hearing will be 
held.
    Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the 
hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions 
concerning this investigation. All written submissions, including 
requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be 
addressed to the Secretary and must conform to 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. If 
confidential treatment of a document is requested, at least four (4) 
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

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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 to 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 
is clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, 
except for confidential business information, will be made available 
for inspection by interested parties.
    The Commission intends to publish only a public report in this 
investigation. Consequently, the report that the Commission sends to 
the committees will not contain any confidential business information. 
Any confidential business information received by the Commission in 
this investigation and used in preparing its report will not be 
published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm 
supplying the information.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: January 26, 2011.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2011-2217 Filed 2-1-11; 8:45 am]
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