Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics, 48804-48806 [2011-20301]

Download as PDF 48804 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2011 / Notices Manufacturer: University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria. Intended Use: The instrument is a highly specialized system for studying a wide range of materials used in very high cycle, high temperature applications, such as light metals, composite metal/ceramics, titanium alloys and superalloys. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: No instruments of the same general category are being manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: July 18, 2011. August 3, 2011. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Office of Policy, Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–20206 Filed 8–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Docket No. I.D. GF001] Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice Announcing the Availability of Grant Funds. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants that the Department of Commerce is providing financial assistance in calendar year 2011 for U.S. manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the ‘‘Act’’), as amended by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–343, 122 Stat. 3765), authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, manufacturers of two categories of worsted wool fabrics. The first category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 micron (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.11. The second category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 average fiber diameters of 18.5 micron or less (HTS heading 9902.51.15, previously HTS heading 9902.51.12); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.15. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (the ‘‘Trust Fund’’). The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2011. The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall also be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2011. DATES: Applications by eligible U.S. producers of certain worsted wool fabrics must be received and validated by Grants.gov, postmarked, or provided to a delivery service on or before 5 p.m. EDT, August 19, 2011. Validation or rejection of your application by Grants.gov may take up to 2 business days after submission. Applications received after the closing date and time will be rejected/returned to the sender without further consideration. Use of U.S. mail or another delivery service must be documented with a receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted. ADDRESSES: The standard application package is available at https:// www.grants.gov. For applicants without internet access, an application package may be received by contacting Mr. Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel—Rm. 3100, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington DC 20230, phone (202) 482–4058, e-mail: James.Bennett@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical questions can be directed to Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–4058; James.Bennett@trade.gov. Grants related administration questions concerning this program should be addressed to Janet Russell, Department of Commerce Grants Officer, (301) 713–0942; Janet.J.Russell@noaa.gov. For assistance with using grants.gov, contact support@grants.gov. The items listed below are required before an award can be made. Failure to submit items below by the application date will result in the application not being SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reviewed. Applicants must have produced in the United States, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, worsted wool fabrics of a kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. Applicants must provide: (1) Company name, address, contact and phone number; (2) Federal tax identification number; (3) the name and address of each plant or location in the United States where worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 was woven by the applicant in 1999, 2000 and 2001; (4) the name and address of each plant or location in the United States where the applicant is weaving worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 as of the date of application; (5) the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; and (6) the value of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. This data must indicate actual production (not estimates) of worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. At the conclusion of the application, the applicant must attest that ‘‘all information contained in the application is complete and correct and no false claims, statements, or representations have been made.’’ Applicants should be aware that, generally, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3729, persons providing a false or fraudulent claims, and, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001, persons making materially false statements or representations, are subject to civil or criminal penalties, respectively. Information that is marked ‘‘business confidential’’ will be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. Other Application Requirements: Complete applications must also include the following forms and documents: CD–346, Applicant for Funding Assistance; CD–511, Certification Regarding Lobbying; SF– 424, Application for Federal Assistance; and SF–424B, Assurances—NonConstruction Programs. Electronic Access: The federal funding opportunity announcement for this program can be accessed via the Grants.gov Web site at https:// www.grants.gov. The announcement will also be available by contacting the program officials identified under the section labeled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Applicants must E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2011 / Notices comply with all requirements contained in the full funding opportunity announcement. Statutory Authority: Section 4002(c) (6) (A) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the ‘‘Act’’), as amended by Section 1633 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–280); Division C, Title 111, Section 325 (b) of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110– 343) extends availability of grant funds through 2014. Funding Availability: The Secretary of Commerce is authorized under Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act, as amended (Pub. L. 110–343, 122 Stat. 3765), to provide grants to manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund. The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2011. The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall also be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2011. Eligibility Criteria: The worsted wool fabrics grant program is open to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics in the United States of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. Only manufacturers who weave worsted wool fabric in the United States as of the date of application shall be eligible for grant funds. Any manufacturer who becomes a successorof-interest to a manufacturer of the worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 during 1999, 2000 or 2001 because of reorganization or otherwise, shall be eligible to apply for such grants. Cost Sharing Requirements: No cost sharing or matching requirements is required for the worsted wool fabric program. Evaluation and Selection Procedures: The general evaluation criteria and selection factors that apply to full applications to this funding opportunity are summarized below. Further information about the evaluation criteria and selection factors can be found in the full funding opportunity announcement. Evaluation Criteria For Projects: For the worsted wool fabrics grant program, the technical reviewers will use the following criteria to evaluate the applications: (1) Whether the applicant VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 (including persons, firms, corporations, or other legal entities) produced in the United States worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15 during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; (2) Whether the applicant (including persons, firms, corporations, or other legal entities) is weaving in the United States worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 as of the date of application; (3) Whether the applicant (including persons, firms, corporations, or other legal entities) was a successor-of-interest to a manufacturer who produced in the United States worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 during calendar years 1999, 2000 or 2001 because of a reorganization or otherwise; and (4) the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; or the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.15 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. Review and Selection Process: All applications received in response to this announcement will be reviewed to determine whether they are complete and responsive to the content and form of application submission requirements as published in this notice. Responsive applications will be reviewed by an independent, objective panel composed of at least three individuals who are knowledgeable about worsted wool fabric production. The panel will conduct a technical review of applications based on the evaluation criteria listed above. The worsted wool fabrics grant program Selecting Official in the Office of Textiles and Apparel will make the award selection. Selection Factors For Projects: For each applicant, the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; or the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.15 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. The grants are to be allocated among eligible applicants on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of the fabric described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15, as appropriate, for calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, compared to the production of such fabric by all manufacturers who qualify for such grants. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48805 Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not subject to Executive Order 12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Programs’’. Limitation of Liability: In no event will International Trade Administration or the Department of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if these programs fail to receive funding or are cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige International Trade Administration to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds. The Department Of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements For Grants And Cooperative Agreements: The Department of Commerce PreAward Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the Federal Register notice of February 11, 2008 (73 FR 7696), are applicable to this solicitation. Paperwork Reduction Act: This document contains collection-ofinformation requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The use of Standard Forms 424, 424B, and SF–LLL and CD–346 has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective control numbers 0348–0043, 0348–0044, 0348–0040, 0348–0046, and 0605–0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Executive Order 12866: This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act: Prior notices and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared. E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 48806 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2011 / Notices Dated: August 4, 2011. Kim Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. 2011–20301 Filed 8–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA625 Endangered Species; File No. 16194 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) [Bonnie Ponwith: Responsible Party], 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and unidentified hardshell sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before September 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting Records Open for Public Comment from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 16194 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division. • by e-mail to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include the File No. in the subject line of the e-mail), • by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 • at the address listed above. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Cairns or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). The proposed research would allow the applicant to monitor the take of green, loggerhead, hawksbill, leatherback, Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley, and unidentified hardshell sea turtles during SEFSC resource assessment cruises in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Green, loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, hawksbill, leatherback, olive ridley and unidentified hardshell sea turtles captured under separate authority would be handled, photographed, measured, weighed, flipper and passive integrated transponder tagged, temporarily marked, skin biopsied, and released. These efforts would aid in the development and refinement of management efforts to recover these species. The sampling would be conducted year-round for five years from the date of issuance of the permit. Dated: August 3, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–20190 Filed 8–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA621 Whiting Advisory Panel, in August 2011, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 10 a.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 861–8000; fax: (401) 861–8002. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Whiting Advisory Panel will develop and recommend potential management alternatives for Multispecies FMP Amendment 19 for the small mesh fishery. These alternatives will include Annual Catch Limit (ACL) measures (allocations, buffers for management uncertainty, landings limits), Accountability Measures (AM), and possibly other measures to regulate the fishery and prevent catches from exceeding the ACL. The Advisory Panel will begin the meeting with a closed door session to elect a chair and vicechair. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting Special Accommodations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[Docket No. I.D. GF001]


Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

ACTION: Notice Announcing the Availability of Grant Funds.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants 
that the Department of Commerce is providing financial assistance in 
calendar year 2011 for U.S. manufacturers of certain worsted wool 
fabrics. Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical 
Corrections Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the 
``Act''), as amended by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 
2008 (Pub. L. 110-343, 122 Stat. 3765), authorizes the Secretary of 
Commerce to provide grants to persons (including firms, corporations, 
or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000, 
and 2001, manufacturers of two categories of worsted wool fabrics. The 
first category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 
percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters greater 
than 18.5 micron (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) 
heading 9902.51.11); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, 
to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage 
of each manufacturers' production of worsted wool fabric included in 
HTS 9902.51.11. The second category are manufacturers of worsted wool 
fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average 
fiber diameters of 18.5 micron or less (HTS heading 9902.51.15, 
previously HTS heading 9902.51.12); the total amount of available funds 
is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of 
the percentage of each manufacturers' production of worsted wool fabric 
included in HTS 9902.51.15. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant 
program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts 
in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (the ``Trust Fund''). The 
total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics 
described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2011. 
The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics 
described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall also be $2,666,000 in calendar year 
2011.

DATES: Applications by eligible U.S. producers of certain worsted wool 
fabrics must be received and validated by Grants.gov, postmarked, or 
provided to a delivery service on or before 5 p.m. EDT, August 19, 
2011. Validation or rejection of your application by Grants.gov may 
take up to 2 business days after submission. Applications received 
after the closing date and time will be rejected/returned to the sender 
without further consideration. Use of U.S. mail or another delivery 
service must be documented with a receipt. No facsimile or electronic 
mail applications will be accepted.

ADDRESSES: The standard application package is available at https://www.grants.gov. For applicants without internet access, an application 
package may be received by contacting Mr. Jim Bennett, Office of 
Textiles and Apparel--Rm. 3100, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington DC 20230, phone (202) 482-4058, 
e-mail: James.Bennett@trade.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical questions can be directed to 
Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-4058; James.Bennett@trade.gov. Grants related 
administration questions concerning this program should be addressed to 
Janet Russell, Department of Commerce Grants Officer, (301) 713-0942; 
Janet.J.Russell@noaa.gov. For assistance with using grants.gov, contact 
support@grants.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items listed below are required before 
an award can be made. Failure to submit items below by the application 
date will result in the application not being reviewed. Applicants must 
have produced in the United States, during calendar years 1999, 2000 
and 2001, worsted wool fabrics of a kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 
9902.51.15. Applicants must provide: (1) Company name, address, contact 
and phone number; (2) Federal tax identification number; (3) the name 
and address of each plant or location in the United States where 
worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 
9902.51.15 was woven by the applicant in 1999, 2000 and 2001; (4) the 
name and address of each plant or location in the United States where 
the applicant is weaving worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in 
HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 as of the date of application; (5) the 
quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described 
in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15, as appropriate, woven in the United 
States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; and (6) the value 
of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 
9902.51.15, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of 
calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001.
    This data must indicate actual production (not estimates) of 
worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 
9902.51.15. At the conclusion of the application, the applicant must 
attest that ``all information contained in the application is complete 
and correct and no false claims, statements, or representations have 
been made.'' Applicants should be aware that, generally, pursuant to 31 
U.S.C. 3729, persons providing a false or fraudulent claims, and, 
pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001, persons making materially false statements 
or representations, are subject to civil or criminal penalties, 
respectively. Information that is marked ``business confidential'' will 
be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.
    Other Application Requirements: Complete applications must also 
include the following forms and documents: CD-346, Applicant for 
Funding Assistance; CD-511, Certification Regarding Lobbying; SF-424, 
Application for Federal Assistance; and SF-424B, Assurances--Non-
Construction Programs.
    Electronic Access: The federal funding opportunity announcement for 
this program can be accessed via the Grants.gov Web site at https://www.grants.gov. The announcement will also be available by contacting 
the program officials identified under the section labeled FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT. Applicants must

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comply with all requirements contained in the full funding opportunity 
announcement.
    Statutory Authority: Section 4002(c) (6) (A) of the Miscellaneous 
Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-429, 118 Stat. 
2603) (the ``Act''), as amended by Section 1633 of the Pension 
Protection Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-280); Division C, Title 111, 
Section 325 (b) of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 
(Pub. L. 110-343) extends availability of grant funds through 2014.
    Funding Availability: The Secretary of Commerce is authorized under 
Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act, as amended (Pub. L. 110-343, 122 
Stat. 3765), to provide grants to manufacturers of certain worsted wool 
fabrics. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant program will be 
provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts in the Wool 
Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund. The total amount of grants to 
manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall 
be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2011. The total amount of grants to 
manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall 
also be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2011.
    Eligibility Criteria: The worsted wool fabrics grant program is 
open to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal 
entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, 
manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics in the United States of the kind 
described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. Only manufacturers who weave 
worsted wool fabric in the United States as of the date of application 
shall be eligible for grant funds. Any manufacturer who becomes a 
successor-of-interest to a manufacturer of the worsted wool fabrics 
described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 during 1999, 2000 or 2001 
because of reorganization or otherwise, shall be eligible to apply for 
such grants.
    Cost Sharing Requirements: No cost sharing or matching requirements 
is required for the worsted wool fabric program.
    Evaluation and Selection Procedures: The general evaluation 
criteria and selection factors that apply to full applications to this 
funding opportunity are summarized below. Further information about the 
evaluation criteria and selection factors can be found in the full 
funding opportunity announcement.
    Evaluation Criteria For Projects: For the worsted wool fabrics 
grant program, the technical reviewers will use the following criteria 
to evaluate the applications: (1) Whether the applicant (including 
persons, firms, corporations, or other legal entities) produced in the 
United States worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 
9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15 during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; (2) 
Whether the applicant (including persons, firms, corporations, or other 
legal entities) is weaving in the United States worsted wool fabric of 
the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 as of the date 
of application; (3) Whether the applicant (including persons, firms, 
corporations, or other legal entities) was a successor-of-interest to a 
manufacturer who produced in the United States worsted wool fabric of 
the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 during calendar 
years 1999, 2000 or 2001 because of a reorganization or otherwise; and 
(4) the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production 
described in HTS 9902.51.11 woven in the United States in each of 
calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; or the quantity, in linear yards, 
of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.15 woven in 
the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001.
    Review and Selection Process: All applications received in response 
to this announcement will be reviewed to determine whether they are 
complete and responsive to the content and form of application 
submission requirements as published in this notice. Responsive 
applications will be reviewed by an independent, objective panel 
composed of at least three individuals who are knowledgeable about 
worsted wool fabric production. The panel will conduct a technical 
review of applications based on the evaluation criteria listed above. 
The worsted wool fabrics grant program Selecting Official in the Office 
of Textiles and Apparel will make the award selection.
    Selection Factors For Projects: For each applicant, the quantity, 
in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 
9902.51.11 woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 
2000 and 2001; or the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric 
production described in HTS 9902.51.15 woven in the United States in 
each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. The grants are to be 
allocated among eligible applicants on the basis of the percentage of 
each manufacturers' production of the fabric described in HTS 
9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15, as appropriate, for calendar years 1999, 
2000, and 2001, compared to the production of such fabric by all 
manufacturers who qualify for such grants.
    Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not 
subject to Executive Order 12372, ``Intergovernmental Review of 
Programs''.
    Limitation of Liability: In no event will International Trade 
Administration or the Department of Commerce be responsible for 
proposal preparation costs if these programs fail to receive funding or 
are cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this 
announcement does not oblige International Trade Administration to 
award any specific project or to obligate any available funds.
    The Department Of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements For 
Grants And Cooperative Agreements: The Department of Commerce Pre-Award 
Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements 
contained in the Federal Register notice of February 11, 2008 (73 FR 
7696), are applicable to this solicitation.
    Paperwork Reduction Act: This document contains collection-of-
information requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
The use of Standard Forms 424, 424B, and SF-LLL and CD-346 has been 
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inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been 
prepared.


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    Dated: August 4, 2011.
Kim Glas,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel.
[FR Doc. 2011-20301 Filed 8-8-11; 8:45 am]
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