Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (“CAFTA-DR Agreement”), 17642-17643 [2013-06680]

Download as PDF 17642 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2013 / Notices an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. Addition If the Committee approves the proposed addition, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the service listed below from the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following service is proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agency listed: Service Service Type/Location: Operations Support Service, Defense Health Headquarters, 7700 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA. NPA: Linden Resources, Inc., Arlington, VA Contracting Activity: Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Acquisition Directorate, Washington, DC Deletion The following product is proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Product Shape, Day Maritime NSN: 8345–01–101–1101, NPA: None assigned. Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–06605 Filed 3–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–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’’) 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: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: Effective Date: March 22, 2013. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’) has determined that certain piece dyed three-thread fleece fabric, 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Mar 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3651. For Further Information On-Line: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/Cafta ReqTrack.nsf under ‘‘Approved Requests,’’ Reference number: 178.2013. 02.21.Fabric.SoriniSametforGaranMfg. 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. L. 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 the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, 73 FR 53200) (‘‘CITA’s procedures’’). On February 21, 2013, the Chairman of CITA received a request for a Commercial Availability determination PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (‘‘Request’’) from Sorini Samet & Associates LLC on behalf of Garan Manufacturing, Inc. for certain piece dyed three-thread fleece fabric, as specified below. On February 25, 2013, in accordance with CITA’s procedures, CITA notified interested parties of the Request, which was posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA–DR Commercial Availability proceedings. In its notification, CITA advised that any Response with an Offer to Supply (‘‘Response’’) must be submitted by March 7, 2013, and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response must be submitted by March 13, 2013, in accordance with sections 6 and 7 of CITA’s procedures. No interested entity submitted a Response to the Request advising CITA of its objection to the Request and its ability to supply the subject product. In accordance with section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act, and section 8(c)(2) of CITA’s procedures, as no interested entity submitted a Response objecting to the Request and providing an offer to supply the subject product, CITA has determined to add the specified fabric to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA– DR Agreement. The subject product has been added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA– DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. A revised list has been posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA–DR Commercial Availability proceedings. SPECIFICATIONS: Certain Piece Dyed Three-thread Fleece Fabric HTS: 6001.21 Overall fiber content: Cotton—57 to 63%; Polyester—37 to 43%. Gauge: 21 Face Yarn: Fiber content: 57–63% combed cotton; 37– 43% polyester ring spun Yarn size: 47.4/1–57.6/1 (metric); 28/1–34/ 1 (English) Tie Yarn: Fiber content: 100% polyester Yarn size: 157.9–191.5/48 filament (metric); 47–57 denier 48 filament (English) Fleece Yarn: Fiber content: 72–78% carded cotton, 22– 28% polyester Yarn Size: 18.6/1–28.8/1(metric); 11/1–17/ 1 (English) Weight: 233.9–267.8 g/square meter (6.9– 7.8 oz./square yard) Width: 152.4 cm cuttable or greater, open width (60″ cuttable or greater, open width) Finish: Single fiber piece dyed with reactive dyestuff for cotton or disperse dye stuff for polyester. Performance Criteria: 1. Torque must not exceed 4% (must meet AATCC 179) E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2013 / Notices 2. Vertical and horizontal shrinkage must be under 5% 3. Must meet a class-1 flammability rating. NOTE: The attributes listed for yarn size relate to the size of the yarn prior to knitting. The measurements for fabric construction and weight relate to the fabric prior to garment production. Some variations may occur in these measurements as a result of the manufacturing processes. Kim Glas, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2013–06680 Filed 3–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Greater Mississippi River Basin Water Management Board; Engineer Regulation No. 15–2–13 AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is revising its Engineer Regulation No. 15–2–13 dated 10 May 1989. This regulation establishes and prescribes the objectives, composition, responsibilities and authority of the Corps Greater Mississippi River Basin Water Management Board. It is applicable to all Corps offices involved with water management within the Greater Mississippi River Basin. The Board consists of the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, and Division Commanders of the Northwestern, Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes and Ohio River, and Southwestern Divisions. The Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations serves as permanent Board Chairperson. The Board provides oversight and guidance during significant regional drought or flood events that cross Division boundaries. The Board discusses water management issues among Corps Divisions within the Greater Mississippi River Basin. DATES: Effective date: April 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW–CE, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314–1000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Bank at 202–761–5532 or by email at Robert.Bank@usace.army.mil, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Previous Engineer Regulation No. 15–2–13 titled ‘‘Mississippi River Water Control Board’’ was published on 10 May 1989 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Mar 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Since its last revision, the Corps has reorganized its command and control structure. This regulation revision reflects the current organizational structure and is aligned with water management activities during recent flood and drought events in the United States. This is published in Federal Register as a notice to concerned people and entities, and is not a request for comments. Dated: March 18, 2013. Approved by: Robert A. Bank, Chief, Civil Works Branch Engineering & Construction, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For the reasons stated above, the Corps is revising Engineer Regulation No. 15–2–13 dated 10 May 1989 as follows: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY ER 15–2–13 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers CECW–CE Washington, DC 20314–1000 Engineer Regulation No. 15–2–13 Boards, Commission and Committees GREATER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN WATER MANAGEMENT BOARD 1. Purpose. This regulation establishes and prescribes the objectives, composition, responsibilities and authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Greater Mississippi River Basin Water Management Board. 2. Applicability. The regulation is applicable to the Board members and to all field operating activities concerned with water management within the Greater Mississippi River Basin. The Greater Mississippi River Basin drains 41% of the 48 contiguous states of the United States and the drainage basin covers approximately 1.25 million square miles, including all or part of 31 states and two Canadian provinces. Its major tributaries are the Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas-White, and the Red Rivers. The Mississippi River is located within Mississippi Valley Division; however, the majority of its drainage area and its significant tributaries are located within the Northwestern Division, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division and Southwestern Division boundaries. The Board will be activated as deemed appropriate by the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, including during significant regional drought or flood events— considered as emergency conditions. 3. Objectives. The objectives of the Board are: a. To provide oversight and guidance during significant regional drought or flood events that cross Division boundaries, and require coordination of basin-wide water management activities. b. To serve as a forum for discussion of water management issues among Corps Divisions within the Greater Mississippi River Basin when agreement is otherwise unobtainable. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17643 c. Provides a forum, when necessary, for division commanders to keep the Chief of Engineers informed of any unusual problems or activities associated with water control that impact his/her responsibilities. 4. Composition. The Greater Mississippi River Basin Water Management Board is a continuing board consisting of the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, and Division Commanders of the Northwestern, Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes and Ohio River, and Southwestern Divisions. The Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations serves as permanent Board Chairperson. 5. Responsibilities. The Board functions under the general direction of the Commanding General, USACE, and is responsible for: a. Oversight of procedures for maintaining and improving inter-divisional coordination of water management activities within the Greater Mississippi River Basin. b. Oversight of the development and use of facilities (physical and computer models, automated data processing equipment, and communications and information dissemination networks) needed to coordinate water management activities for the Greater Mississippi River Basin projects. c. Oversight of basin-wide water management activities associated with Corps projects in the Greater Mississippi River Basin and, during certain significant emergency periods, may also include other agency projects located within the Basin (e.g., Tennessee Valley Authority, Bureau of Reclamation). d. Periodic reports and/or briefings to the Commanding General, regarding the Board’s activities and plans, during periods when Board is active. 6. Committees. The Greater Mississippi River Basin Water Management Board is authorized to establish continuing or ad hoc inter-divisional operating or study committees comprised of Corps personnel to facilitate the work of the Board. A standing Technical Committee comprised of the senior water control managers from the four Divisions within the Greater Mississippi River Basin, and the HQUSACE Principal Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer—who serves as Technical Committee Chairperson—is established to advise and assist the Board. The Technical Committee meets whenever a need is determined by the Chairperson or identified by the Board. 7. Procedures. The procedures used by the Board to carry out its responsibilities are as follows: a. During the emergency period when the Board is active, the Board will meet to review recent past activities and current and future project operations, and to discuss new or revised water management activities for this period as appropriate. b. The Board will provide instructions to committees under its jurisdiction and review their recommendations for improvements in water management for the above stated purpose. c. Deviations or changes to a current water control plan may be made at the discretion of the respective division commander, unless E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial 
Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United 
States Free Trade Agreement (``CAFTA-DR Agreement'')

AGENCY: 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.

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DATES:  Effective Date: March 22, 2013.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(``CITA'') has determined that certain piece dyed three-thread fleece 
fabric, 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: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/CaftaReqTrack.nsf under ``Approved Requests,'' Reference number: 
178.2013.02.21.Fabric.SoriniSametforGaranMfg.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Authority: The CAFTA-DR Agreement; Section 203(o)(4) of the 
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement 
Implementation Act (``CAFTA-DR Implementation Act''), Pub. L. 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 the Dominican Republic-
Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, 73 FR 53200) 
(``CITA's procedures'').
    On February 21, 2013, the Chairman of CITA received a request for a 
Commercial Availability determination (``Request'') from Sorini Samet & 
Associates LLC on behalf of Garan Manufacturing, Inc. for certain piece 
dyed three-thread fleece fabric, as specified below. On February 25, 
2013, in accordance with CITA's procedures, CITA notified interested 
parties of the Request, which was posted on the dedicated Web site for 
CAFTA-DR Commercial Availability proceedings. In its notification, CITA 
advised that any Response with an Offer to Supply (``Response'') must 
be submitted by March 7, 2013, and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response 
must be submitted by March 13, 2013, in accordance with sections 6 and 
7 of CITA's procedures. No interested entity submitted a Response to 
the Request advising CITA of its objection to the Request and its 
ability to supply the subject product.
    In accordance with section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA-DR 
Implementation Act, and section 8(c)(2) of CITA's procedures, as no 
interested entity submitted a Response objecting to the Request and 
providing an offer to supply the subject product, CITA has determined 
to add the specified fabric to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR 
Agreement.
    The subject product has been added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the 
CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. A revised list has been 
posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA-DR Commercial Availability 
proceedings.

SPECIFICATIONS: Certain Piece Dyed Three-thread Fleece Fabric

HTS: 6001.21
Overall fiber content: Cotton--57 to 63%; Polyester--37 to 43%.
Gauge: 21
Face Yarn:
    Fiber content: 57-63% combed cotton; 37-43% polyester ring spun
    Yarn size: 47.4/1-57.6/1 (metric); 28/1-34/1 (English)
Tie Yarn:
    Fiber content: 100% polyester
    Yarn size: 157.9-191.5/48 filament (metric); 47-57 denier 48 
filament (English)
Fleece Yarn:
    Fiber content: 72-78% carded cotton, 22-28% polyester
    Yarn Size: 18.6/1-28.8/1(metric); 11/1-17/1 (English)

    Weight: 233.9-267.8 g/square meter (6.9-7.8 oz./square yard)
    Width: 152.4 cm cuttable or greater, open width (60'' cuttable 
or greater, open width)
    Finish: Single fiber piece dyed with reactive dyestuff for 
cotton or disperse dye stuff for polyester.
    Performance Criteria:
    1. Torque must not exceed 4% (must meet AATCC 179)

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    2. Vertical and horizontal shrinkage must be under 5%
    3. Must meet a class-1 flammability rating.
    NOTE: The attributes listed for yarn size relate to the size of 
the yarn prior to knitting. The measurements for fabric construction 
and weight relate to the fabric prior to garment production. Some 
variations may occur in these measurements as a result of the 
manufacturing processes.

Kim Glas,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2013-06680 Filed 3-21-13; 8:45 am]
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