National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Proposed Stockpile for Fiscal Year 2013, 58463-58465 [2011-24172]

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[FR Doc. 2011–24157 Filed 9–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 110907572–1571–01] National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Proposed Stockpile for Fiscal Year 2013 Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of inquiry. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee (MIC), co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of the proposed disposal levels of materials for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Materials Plan. The role of the MIC is to advise the National Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign economic effects of all acquisitions and disposals of materials from the stockpile. Public comments are an important element of the Committee’s market impact review process. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 58464 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2011 / Notices To be considered, written comments must be received by October 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Michael Vaccaro, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3876, Washington, DC 20230, fax: (202) 482–5650 (Attn: Michael Vaccaro), e-mail: MIC@bis.doc.gov; and Douglas Kramer, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, Washington, DC 20520, fax: (202) 647–4037 (Attn: Douglas Kramer), or e-mail: KramerDR@state.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Liam McMenamin, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Telephone: (202) 482–2233. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background Under the authority of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. 98, et seq.), the Department of Defense, as National Defense Stockpile Manager, maintains a stockpile of strategic and critical materials to supply the military, industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States for national defense. Section 3314 of the Fiscal Year (FY) 1993 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (50 U.S.C. 98h–1) formally established a Market Impact Committee (the ‘‘Committee’’) to ‘‘advise the National Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign economic effects of all acquisitions and disposals of materials from the stockpile.* * *’’ The Committee must also balance market impact concerns with the statutory requirement to protect the U.S. Government against avoidable loss. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the Departments of Commerce, State, Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Interior, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, and is co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State. The FY 1993 NDAA directs the Committee to consult with industry representatives that produce, process, or consume the types of materials stored in the stockpile. In Attachment 1, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) lists the proposed quantities for the FY 2013 Annual Materials Plan. The Committee is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of the sale of these materials as enumerated. Public comments are an important element of the Committee’s market impact review process. The quantities listed in Attachment 1 are not disposal or sales target quantities, but rather a statement of the proposed maximum disposal quantity of each listed material that may be sold in a particular fiscal year by the DLA as noted. The quantity of each material that will actually be offered for sale will depend on the market for the material at the time of the offering as well as on the quantity of each material approved for disposal by Congress. Submission of Comments The Committee requests that interested parties provide written comments, supporting data and documentation, and any other relevant information on the potential market impact of the sale of these commodities. All comments must be submitted to the address indicated in this notice. All comments submitted through e-mail must include the phrase ‘‘Market Impact Committee Notice of Inquiry’’ in the subject line. The Committee encourages interested persons who wish to comment to do so at the earliest possible time. The period for submission of comments will close on October 21, 2011. The Committee will consider all comments received before the close of the comment period. Comments received after the end of the comment period will be considered, if possible, but their consideration cannot be assured. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be made a matter of public record and will be available for public inspection and copying. Anyone submitting business confidential information should clearly identify the business confidential portion of the submission and also provide a nonconfidential submission that can be placed in the public record. The Committee will seek to protect such information to the extent permitted by law. The Office of Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, displays public comments on the BIS Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Web site at http://www.bis.doc.gov/foia. This office does not maintain a separate public inspection facility. If you have technical difficulties accessing this Web site, please call BIS’s Office of Administration at (202) 482–1900 for assistance. Dated: September 15, 2011. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. ATTACHMENT 1 [Proposed FY 2013 annual materials plan] wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Material Unit Quantity Beryllium Metal .......................................................................................... Chromium, Ferro ........................................................................................ Chromium, Metal ....................................................................................... Manganese, Ferro ..................................................................................... Manganese, Metallurgical Grade ............................................................... Talc ............................................................................................................ Tin .............................................................................................................. Tungsten Metal Powder ............................................................................. Tungsten Ores and Concentrates ............................................................. ST .................................................... ST .................................................... ST .................................................... ST .................................................... SDT ................................................. ST .................................................... MT ................................................... LB W ................................................ LB W ................................................ 1 Potential Disposal/Upgrade. Disposal. 3 Actual quantity will be limited to remaining inventory. 2 Potential VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:52 Sep 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 59 65,204 500 100,000 222,025 639 804 77,433 5,069,782 Footnote 1 23 2 2 23 23 1 23 23 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2011 / Notices [FR Doc. 2011–24172 Filed 9–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men’s and Boys’ Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets and Trousers in the United States International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: The Department of Commerce (Department) is soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2012 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States. AGENCY: The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits and suitlike jackets and trousers in the United States for an allocation of the 2012 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 21, 2011. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2012 tariff rate quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as possible after that date. Promptly thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants. DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on October 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230 (telephone: (202) 482–3400). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or mail) or from the following Internet address: http:// otexa.ita.doc.gov/wooltrq/ wool_app.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Carrigg, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2573. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (the Act) created two tariff VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Sep 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 rate quotas (TRQs), providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on limited quantities of two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers: (1) For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); and (2) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTS heading 9902.51.12). On August 6, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Trade Act of 2002, which includes several amendments to Title V of the Act. On December 3, 2004, the Act was further amended pursuant to the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, Public Law 108–429, by increasing the TRQ for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns, HTS 9902.51.11, to an annual total level of 5.5 million square meters, and extending it through 2007, and increasing the TRQ for average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less, HTS 9902.51.15 (previously 9902.51.12), to an annual total level of 5 million square meters and extending it through 2006. On August 17, 2006 the Act was further amended pursuant to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public Law 109– 280, which extended both TRQs, 9902.51.11 and 9902.51.15, through 2009. The Senate-passed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extending the TRQ for both HTS through 2014. The Act requires that the TRQs be allocated to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States. On October 24, 2005, the Department adopted final regulations establishing procedures for allocating the TRQ. See 70 FR 61363; 19 CFR 335. In order to be eligible for an allocation, an applicant must submit an application on the form provided at http:// otexa.ita.doc.gov/wooltrq/wool_app.htm to the address listed above by 5 p.m. on October 21, 2011 in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 335. Any business confidential information that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. Dated: September 14, 2011. Kim Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. 2011–24253 Filed 9–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58465 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Weave Such Fabrics in the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: The Department of Commerce (Department) is soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2012 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric to persons who weave such fabrics in the United States. AGENCY: The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who weave worsted wool fabrics in the United States for an allocation of the 2012 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 21, 2011. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2012 tariff rate quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as possible after that date. Promptly thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants. DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on October 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230 (telephone: (202) 482–3400). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or mail) or from the following Internet address: http:// otexa.ita.doc.gov/wooltrq/ wool_fabric.htm. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Carrigg, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2573. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (the Act) created two tariff rate quotas (TRQs), providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on limited quantities of two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers: (1) For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

[Docket No. 110907572-1571-01]


National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for 
Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Proposed Stockpile 
for Fiscal Year 2013

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of inquiry.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the 
National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee (MIC), co-chaired by 
the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on 
the potential market impact of the proposed disposal levels of 
materials for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Materials Plan. The role 
of the MIC is to advise the National Defense Stockpile Manager on the 
projected domestic and foreign economic effects of all acquisitions and 
disposals of materials from the stockpile. Public comments are an 
important element of the Committee's market impact review process.

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DATES: To be considered, written comments must be received by October 
21, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Michael 
Vaccaro, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, 
Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Room 3876, Washington, DC 20230, fax: (202) 482-5650 
(Attn: Michael Vaccaro), e-mail: MIC@bis.doc.gov; and Douglas Kramer, 
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, 
Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, Washington, DC 
20520, fax: (202) 647-4037 (Attn: Douglas Kramer), or e-mail: 
KramerDR@state.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Liam McMenamin, Office of Strategic 
Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Telephone: (202) 482-2233.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under the authority of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock 
Piling Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. 98, et seq.), the Department 
of Defense, as National Defense Stockpile Manager, maintains a 
stockpile of strategic and critical materials to supply the military, 
industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States for 
national defense. Section 3314 of the Fiscal Year (FY) 1993 National 
Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (50 U.S.C. 98h-1) formally established 
a Market Impact Committee (the ``Committee'') to ``advise the National 
Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign 
economic effects of all acquisitions and disposals of materials from 
the stockpile.* * *'' The Committee must also balance market impact 
concerns with the statutory requirement to protect the U.S. Government 
against avoidable loss.
    The Committee is comprised of representatives from the Departments 
of Commerce, State, Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Interior, the 
Treasury, and Homeland Security, and is co-chaired by the Departments 
of Commerce and State. The FY 1993 NDAA directs the Committee to 
consult with industry representatives that produce, process, or consume 
the types of materials stored in the stockpile.
    In Attachment 1, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) lists the 
proposed quantities for the FY 2013 Annual Materials Plan. The 
Committee is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of 
the sale of these materials as enumerated. Public comments are an 
important element of the Committee's market impact review process.
    The quantities listed in Attachment 1 are not disposal or sales 
target quantities, but rather a statement of the proposed maximum 
disposal quantity of each listed material that may be sold in a 
particular fiscal year by the DLA as noted. The quantity of each 
material that will actually be offered for sale will depend on the 
market for the material at the time of the offering as well as on the 
quantity of each material approved for disposal by Congress.

Submission of Comments

    The Committee requests that interested parties provide written 
comments, supporting data and documentation, and any other relevant 
information on the potential market impact of the sale of these 
commodities. All comments must be submitted to the address indicated in 
this notice. All comments submitted through e-mail must include the 
phrase ``Market Impact Committee Notice of Inquiry'' in the subject 
line.
    The Committee encourages interested persons who wish to comment to 
do so at the earliest possible time. The period for submission of 
comments will close on October 21, 2011. The Committee will consider 
all comments received before the close of the comment period. Comments 
received after the end of the comment period will be considered, if 
possible, but their consideration cannot be assured.
    All comments submitted in response to this notice will be made a 
matter of public record and will be available for public inspection and 
copying. Anyone submitting business confidential information should 
clearly identify the business confidential portion of the submission 
and also provide a non-confidential submission that can be placed in 
the public record. The Committee will seek to protect such information 
to the extent permitted by law.
    The Office of Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, displays public comments on the BIS Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA) Web site at http://www.bis.doc.gov/foia. This 
office does not maintain a separate public inspection facility. If you 
have technical difficulties accessing this Web site, please call BIS's 
Office of Administration at (202) 482-1900 for assistance.

    Dated: September 15, 2011.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.

                                                   Attachment 1
                                    [Proposed FY 2013 annual materials plan]
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                   Material                                   Unit                   Quantity        Footnote
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Beryllium Metal...............................  ST..............................              59             \1\
Chromium, Ferro...............................  ST..............................          65,204             2 3
Chromium, Metal...............................  ST..............................             500             \2\
Manganese, Ferro..............................  ST..............................         100,000             \2\
Manganese, Metallurgical Grade................  SDT.............................         222,025             2 3
Talc..........................................  ST..............................             639             2 3
Tin...........................................  MT..............................             804             \1\
Tungsten Metal Powder.........................  LB W............................          77,433             2 3
Tungsten Ores and Concentrates................  LB W............................       5,069,782            2 3
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\1\ Potential Disposal/Upgrade.
\2\ Potential Disposal.
\3\ Actual quantity will be limited to remaining inventory.


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