Higher Initial Maximum Uniform Allowance Rate; Uniform Allowances, 5091-5092 [2015-01810]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 20 / Friday, January 30, 2015 / Notices Company Subsidy rate Kunshan Jisheng Metal & Plastic Co., Ltd.* ............... Nanjing Huade Warehousing Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd.* ............................ Nanjing Whitney Metal Products Co., Ltd.* ................... Nanjing Yodoly Logistics Equipments Manufacturing Co., Ltd.* ........................... Ningbo Decko Metal Products Trade Co., Ltd.* ......... Ningbo Haifa Metal Works Co., Ltd.* ........................... Ningbo HaiFa Office Equipment Co., Ltd.* .................. Ningbo TLT Metal Products Co., Ltd.* ........................... 55.75 55.75 55.75 55.75 55.75 55.75 55.75 55.75 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * Non-cooperative company to which an adverse facts available rate is being applied. See ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ section in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. In accordance with sections 703(d)(1)(B) and (2) of the Act, we are directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all entries of steel shelves from the PRC that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit for such entries of merchandise in the amounts indicated above. In accordance with sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, for companies not investigated, we apply an ‘‘all-others’’ rate, which is normally calculated by weighting the subsidy rates of the individual companies selected as mandatory respondents by those companies’ exports of the subject merchandise to the United States. Under section 705(c)(5)(i) of the Act, the allothers rate should exclude zero and de minimis rates calculated for the exporters and producers individually investigated as well as rates based entirely on facts otherwise available. Notwithstanding the language of section 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of the Act, we have not calculated the ‘‘all-others’’ rate by weighted averaging the rates of the two individually investigated respondents, because doing so risks disclosure of proprietary information. Therefore, for the ‘‘all-others’’ rate, we calculated a simple average of the two responding firms’ rates. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department will disclose calculations performed for this preliminary determination to the parties within five days of the date of public VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jan 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 5091 announcement of this determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Case briefs or other written comments for all non-scope issues may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding, and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.6 A table of contents, list of authorities used and an executive summary of issues should accompany any briefs submitted to the Department. This summary should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.7 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number; the number of participants; and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date, time and location to be determined. Parties will be notified of the date, time and location of any hearing. determination within 45 days after the Department makes its final determination. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) of our determination. In addition, we are making available to the ITC all nonprivileged and non-proprietary information relating to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order, without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. In accordance with section 705(b)(2) of the Act, if our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final AGENCY: 6 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 7 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 23, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memo I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Alignment VI. Respondent Selection VII. Voluntary Respondent Treatment VIII. Injury Test IX. Application of Countervailing Duty Law to Imports from the PRC X. Subsidies Valuation XI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences XII. Analysis of Programs XIII. Verification XIV. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2015–01816 Filed 1–29–15; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 150114039–5039–01] RIN 0648–XD719 Higher Initial Maximum Uniform Allowance Rate; Uniform Allowances National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. The NMFS Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) is planning to establish a higher initial maximum uniform allowance to procure and issue uniform items for uniformed enforcement officers (EOs). OLE has changed its uniform policy, now requiring five classes of uniforms. Until now, EOs were only required to have two classes of uniforms. This change affects 30 current EOs, 25 planned new EOs in 2015, and any future EOs. Current OPM regulations allow an agency to establish one or more initial maximum uniform allowance rates greater than the government-wide maximum uniform allowance rate. DATES: NMFS must receive comments on or before March 2, 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 5092 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 20 / Friday, January 30, 2015 / Notices You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0648–XD719 and Uniform Allowances, by either of the following methods: Email: uniform.allowances@noaa.gov. Mail: NMFS Office of Enforcement, National Training Coordinator, 1315 East West Highway, Suite 3301, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Everett Baxter, 301–427–8272. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS plans to implement a higher initial maximum uniform allowance to procure and furnish uniform items for its EOs. The current $800.00 annual limit is inadequate to maintain the uniform standards and professional image expected of NMFS EOs under its new uniform standards. OLE now has a new uniform policy requiring five classes of uniforms. In the past, EOs only had two classes of uniforms. This increase in uniform classes requires an increase in the initial maximum uniform allowance for EOs, from $800 to $2,000.00. This implementation is in accordance with 5 CFR 591.104, which states that an agency may establish one or more initial maximum uniform allowance rate greater than the government-wide maximum uniform allowance rate established by the Office of Personnel Management under 5 CFR 591.103. Under 5 CFR 591.104, to establish a new rate, agencies must ‘‘publish in the Federal Register and request comment on a notice setting out: (1) A description and justification of the circumstances requiring a higher initial maximum uniform allowance rate; (2) An estimate of the number of employees affected; (3) The specific items required for the basic uniform and the average total uniform cost for the affected employees; (4) The amount of the proposed higher initial maximum uniform allowance rate to be paid during the year the employee first becomes subject to the uniform requirement; (5) The proposed effective date of the higher initial maximum uniform allowance rate; and, (6) The intent of the agency (if any) to divide the cost of a minimum basic uniform and continue to make higher initial maximum basic uniform allowance payments in the year following the year the employee first becomes subject to the uniform requirement.’’ As noted above, a new rate is justified because OLE’s current uniform policy requires EOs to have five classes of uniforms, versus the two classes of uniforms required under the previous policy. This change in NMFS’ initial maximum uniform allowance affects 30 current EOs, 25 planned new EOs in 2015, and any future EOs. The new asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jan 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 NMFS’ required EO uniforms include the following items or similar items: Gore-Tex gloves; 6-pocket pants; long sleeve uniform shirts; short sleeve uniform shirts; polo shirts; sweaters; turtlenecks; cold weather duty jackets; summer duty shirts; ceremonial jackets; ceremonial hats, straps and cords; utility shorts; ties; dress shoes; leather boots; dress pants; shoulder patches, and cloth badges. The average total initial uniform cost for these listed items is $2,000.00. Based on these current costs, NMFS is planning to increase the initial maximum uniform allowance for its EOs to $2,000.00. This increased initial maximum uniform allowance is applicable to existing EOs during the first year of the new NMFS uniform policy, and for EOs hired in 2015. In subsequent years, this initial maximum uniform allowance will be applied to each new EO as he or she becomes subject to the uniform requirements. Subsequent annual uniform allowances will be the maximum allowed by 5 CFR 591.103. Currently, approximately 55 EOs will be effected by this increased initial maximum uniform allowance; 30 current EOs and 25 planned new hire EOs. The effective date of this higher initial maximum uniform allowance rate is April 1, 2015. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5903; E.O. 12748, 56 FR 4521, 3 CFR 1991 Comp., p. 316. Dated: January 27, 2015. Matthew G. Brandt, Acting Director, Office of Law Enforcement, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–01810 Filed 1–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to the procurement list. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Comments Must Be Received On Or Before: 3/2/2015. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For Further Information Or To Submit Comments Contact: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following products are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products PRODUCT NAMEs/NSNs: Pen, 1.4mm Bold, Ballpoint with Clip, Cushion Grip, Black Ink, Refillable/7520–00–NIB–1969 Pen, 1.4mm Bold, Ballpoint with Clip, Cushion Grip, Blue Ink, Refillable/7520– 00–NIB–1970 Pen, 1.4mm Bold, Ballpoint with Clip, Cushion Grip, Red Ink, Refillable/7520– 00–NIB–1971 MANDATORY SOURCE OF SUPPLY: Industries of the Blind, Inc., Greensboro, NC MANDATORY FOR PURCHASE BY: Total Government Requirement CONTRACTING ACTIVITY: General Services Administration, New York, NY LIST TYPE: A-List PRODUCT NAMEs/NSNs: Pen, Stick, Plastic Fine Point, Water Resistant Permanent Black Ink 7520–00–NIB–2284 Pen, Stick, Plastic Fine Point, Water Resistant Permanent Blue Ink 7520–00– NIB–2285 Pen, Stick, Plastic Fine Point, Water Resistant Permanent Red Ink 7520–00– NIB–2286 Pen, Stick, Plastic Medium Point, Water Resistant Permanent Black Ink/7520–00– NIB–2289 Pen, Stick, Plastic Medium Point, Water Resistant Permanent Blue Ink 7520–00– NIB–2290 Pen, Stick, Plastic Medium Point, Water Resistant Permanent Red Ink 7520–00– NIB–2291 MANDATORY SOURCE OF SUPPLY: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC MANDATORY FOR PURCHASE BY: Total Government Requirement/Broad Government Requirement CONTRACTING ACTIVITY: General Services Administration, New York, NY LIST TYPEs: A-List (–2284 thru –2286 and –2289) E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 20 (Friday, January 30, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5091-5092]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-01810]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 150114039-5039-01]
RIN 0648-XD719


Higher Initial Maximum Uniform Allowance Rate; Uniform Allowances

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The NMFS Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) is planning to 
establish a higher initial maximum uniform allowance to procure and 
issue uniform items for uniformed enforcement officers (EOs). OLE has 
changed its uniform policy, now requiring five classes of uniforms. 
Until now, EOs were only required to have two classes of uniforms. This 
change affects 30 current EOs, 25 planned new EOs in 2015, and any 
future EOs.
    Current OPM regulations allow an agency to establish one or more 
initial maximum uniform allowance rates greater than the government-
wide maximum uniform allowance rate.

DATES: NMFS must receive comments on or before March 2, 2015.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0648-XD719 and 
Uniform Allowances, by either of the following methods:
    Email: uniform.allowances@noaa.gov.
    Mail: NMFS Office of Enforcement, National Training Coordinator, 
1315 East West Highway, Suite 3301, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Everett Baxter, 301-427-8272.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS plans to implement a higher initial 
maximum uniform allowance to procure and furnish uniform items for its 
EOs. The current $800.00 annual limit is inadequate to maintain the 
uniform standards and professional image expected of NMFS EOs under its 
new uniform standards. OLE now has a new uniform policy requiring five 
classes of uniforms. In the past, EOs only had two classes of uniforms. 
This increase in uniform classes requires an increase in the initial 
maximum uniform allowance for EOs, from $800 to $2,000.00.
    This implementation is in accordance with 5 CFR 591.104, which 
states that an agency may establish one or more initial maximum uniform 
allowance rate greater than the government-wide maximum uniform 
allowance rate established by the Office of Personnel Management under 
5 CFR 591.103. Under 5 CFR 591.104, to establish a new rate, agencies 
must ``publish in the Federal Register and request comment on a notice 
setting out: (1) A description and justification of the circumstances 
requiring a higher initial maximum uniform allowance rate; (2) An 
estimate of the number of employees affected; (3) The specific items 
required for the basic uniform and the average total uniform cost for 
the affected employees; (4) The amount of the proposed higher initial 
maximum uniform allowance rate to be paid during the year the employee 
first becomes subject to the uniform requirement; (5) The proposed 
effective date of the higher initial maximum uniform allowance rate; 
and, (6) The intent of the agency (if any) to divide the cost of a 
minimum basic uniform and continue to make higher initial maximum basic 
uniform allowance payments in the year following the year the employee 
first becomes subject to the uniform requirement.''
    As noted above, a new rate is justified because OLE's current 
uniform policy requires EOs to have five classes of uniforms, versus 
the two classes of uniforms required under the previous policy. This 
change in NMFS' initial maximum uniform allowance affects 30 current 
EOs, 25 planned new EOs in 2015, and any future EOs. The new NMFS' 
required EO uniforms include the following items or similar items: 
Gore-Tex gloves; 6-pocket pants; long sleeve uniform shirts; short 
sleeve uniform shirts; polo shirts; sweaters; turtlenecks; cold weather 
duty jackets; summer duty shirts; ceremonial jackets; ceremonial hats, 
straps and cords; utility shorts; ties; dress shoes; leather boots; 
dress pants; shoulder patches, and cloth badges. The average total 
initial uniform cost for these listed items is $2,000.00. Based on 
these current costs, NMFS is planning to increase the initial maximum 
uniform allowance for its EOs to $2,000.00. This increased initial 
maximum uniform allowance is applicable to existing EOs during the 
first year of the new NMFS uniform policy, and for EOs hired in 2015. 
In subsequent years, this initial maximum uniform allowance will be 
applied to each new EO as he or she becomes subject to the uniform 
requirements. Subsequent annual uniform allowances will be the maximum 
allowed by 5 CFR 591.103. Currently, approximately 55 EOs will be 
effected by this increased initial maximum uniform allowance; 30 
current EOs and 25 planned new hire EOs. The effective date of this 
higher initial maximum uniform allowance rate is April 1, 2015.

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 5903; E.O. 12748, 56 FR 4521, 3 CFR 1991 
Comp., p. 316.

    Dated: January 27, 2015.
Matthew G. Brandt,
Acting Director, Office of Law Enforcement, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-01810 Filed 1-29-15; 8:45 am]
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