Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, 8590-8591 [2015-03258]

Download as PDF 8590 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 32 / Wednesday, February 18, 2015 / Notices (NEPA) decision document (either a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) or a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement). If a FONSI is reached, APHIS furnishes a response to the petitioner, either approving or denying the petition. APHIS also publishes a notice in the Federal Register announcing the regulatory status of the GE organism and the availability of APHIS’ final EA, PPRA, FONSI, and our regulatory determination. APHIS sought public comment on a draft EA and a PPRA from November 8, 2013, to January 30, 2014.3 APHIS solicited comments on the draft EA, the PPRA, and whether the subject apples are likely to pose a plant pest risk. APHIS received 105,971 comments during the comment period, of which 100,976 were form letters. The majority of the comments expressed general opposition to APHIS making a determination of nonregulated status of GE organisms. Issues raised during the comment period included concerns regarding potential effects on human and animal health and nontarget organisms and economic impacts on apple growers. APHIS has addressed the issues raised during the comment period and has provided responses to comments as an attachment to the FONSI. National Environmental Policy Act After reviewing and evaluating the comments received during the comment period on the draft EA and the PPRA and other information, APHIS has prepared a final EA. The EA has been prepared to provide the public with documentation of APHIS’ review and analysis of any potential environmental impacts associated with the determination of nonregulated status of Okanagan’s apple events GD743 and GS784. The EA was prepared in accordance with: (1) NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Based on our EA, the response to public comments, and other pertinent scientific data, APHIS has reached a FONSI with regard to the preferred alternative identified in the EA (to make a determination of nonregulated status of apple events GD743 and GS784). Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Determination AGENCY: Based on APHIS’ analysis of field and laboratory data submitted by Okanagan, references provided in the petition, peer-reviewed publications, information analyzed in the EA, the PPRA, comments provided by the public, and information provided in APHIS’ response to those public comments, APHIS has determined that Okanagan’s apple events GD743 and GS784 are unlikely to pose a plant pest risk and therefore are no longer subject to our regulations governing the introduction of certain GE organisms. Copies of the signed determination document, PPRA, final EA, FONSI, and response to comments, as well as the previously published petition and supporting documents, are available as indicated in the ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT sections of this notice. Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of February 2015. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2015–03272 Filed 2–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. Notice and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [1/21/2015 through 2/11/2015] Date accepted for investigation Firm address Detroit Tool & Engineering, Inc ........... 1107 Springer Road, Lebanon, MO 65536. 2/6/2015 Master Hatters of Texas, Inc ............... emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Firm name 2945 Market Street, Garland, TX 75041. 2/11/2015 Product(s) The firm manufactures customized fabricated metal products including HVAC, appliances, heavy truck, machine bases, fixtures, electrical panels and rotating safety clamps. The firm manufactures hats. Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no 3 In a notice (see footnote 2) published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2013, (78 FR 67100–67101, Docket No. APHIS–2012–0025), APHIS announced the availability of a draft EA and a PPRA for public comment for 30 days, ending December 9, 2013. In a notice published in Federal Register on December 31, 2013, (78 FR 79568– 79569, Docket No. APHIS–2012–0025), APHIS reopened the comment period on the draft EA and the PPRA for an additional 30 days, ending January 30, 2014. We also indicated in that notice that we would consider all comments received between December 10, 2013 (the day after the close of the original comment period) and the date of the notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Feb 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 32 / Wednesday, February 18, 2015 / Notices later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Dated: February 11, 2015. Michael S. DeVillo, Eligibility Examiner. [FR Doc. 2015–03258 Filed 2–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on October 10, 2014, pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 2 section (10)(d)), that the portion of the meeting dealing with pre-decisional changes to the Commerce Control List and U.S. export control policies shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 sections 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting Dated: February 12, 2015. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. The Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee will meet on March 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to transportation and related equipment or technology. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate the distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: February 12, 2015. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–03322 Filed 2–17–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–03320 Filed 2–17–15; 8:45 am] Agenda Public Session 1. Welcome and Introductions. 2. Status reports by working group chairs. 3. Public comments and Proposals. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8591 Closed Session 4. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 sections 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov no later than February 25, 2015. A limited number of seats will be available during the public session of the meeting. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to Committee members, the Committee VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Feb 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE P Bureau of Industry and Security DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting Bureau of Industry and Security Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting The Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (MPETAC) will meet on March 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Room 3884, in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues NW., Washington, DC The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to materials processing equipment and related technology. Agenda Open Session 1. Opening remarks and introductions. 2. Presentation of papers and comments by the Public. 3. Discussions on results from last, and proposals from last Wassenaar meeting. 4. Report on proposed and recently issued changes to the Export Administration Regulations. 5. Other business. The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov, no later than March 3, 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Materials Technical Advisory Committee will meet on March 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to materials and related technology. Agenda Open Session 1. Opening Remarks and Introduction of Dr. Richard Duncan, Director Chemical and Biological Controls Division. 2. Remarks from BIS senior management. 3. Presentation on NSF Workshop on the Global Movement and Tracking of Chemical Manufacturing Equipment in May 2014 by Clara Zahradnik from DuPont. 4. Report from working groups: Public Domain issues, Composite Working Group, Biological Working Group, Pump and Valves Working Group. 5. Report on regime-based activities. 6. Public Comments and New Business. The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 18, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8590-8591]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03258]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To 
Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment.

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    Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 
U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has 
received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade 
Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has 
initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into 
the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those 
produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or 
partial separation of the firm's workers, or threat thereof, and to a 
decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm.

    List of Petitions Received by Eda for Certification Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
                                          [1/21/2015 through 2/11/2015]
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                                                                   Date accepted for
               Firm name                      Firm address           investigation           Product(s)
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Detroit Tool & Engineering, Inc.......  1107 Springer Road,                 2/6/2015  The firm manufactures
                                         Lebanon, MO 65536.                            customized fabricated
                                                                                       metal products
                                                                                       including HVAC,
                                                                                       appliances, heavy
                                                                                       truck, machine bases,
                                                                                       fixtures, electrical
                                                                                       panels and rotating
                                                                                       safety clamps.
Master Hatters of Texas, Inc..........  2945 Market Street,                2/11/2015  The firm manufactures
                                         Garland, TX 75041.                            hats.
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    Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may 
request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing 
must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms 
Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no

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later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice.
    Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA's regulations at 13 
CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program 
under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment 
Assistance for Firms.

    Dated: February 11, 2015.
Michael S. DeVillo,
Eligibility Examiner.
[FR Doc. 2015-03258 Filed 2-17-15; 8:45 am]
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