Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (“CAFTA-DR Agreement”), 18827-18828 [2015-08029]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 67 / Wednesday, April 8, 2015 / Notices juvenile and adult steelhead may be taken as well. In both instances, the information to be gathered would help with monitoring and recovery efforts in the area. In addition, the information may eventually be used to help guide a proposed supplementation program in the area. The research would in no way pre-dispose the approval of such a program, but if it were to be instituted, a good deal of the proposed work would be analyzed again in the context of that larger program. In the interim, the research would benefit the fish by helping managers guide current and future restoration efforts and generating information on species status that would augment a number of regional efforts. The researchers do not propose to kill any of the animals being captured, but a small number may die as an unintended consequence of the activities. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit 19470 The Washington State Department of Ecology (WDOE) is seeking a three-year permit to collect environmental samples in rivers and streams in the state of Washington while conducting Washington’s Status and Trends Monitoring for Watershed Health and Salmon Recovery—a statewide habitat and biological monitoring program. The permit would authorize the WDOE to take juvenile and adult UCR Chinook salmon and steelhead, SR spr/sum and fall-run Chinook salmon, SR steelhead, SR sockeye salmon, and MCR steelhead. The goal of status and trends monitoring is to provide quantitative, statistically valid estimates of habitat and water quality that are important for policy and management decisions. The WDOE would monitor seven status and trends regions statewide on a four-year cycle. The information gathered by this research would benefit listed salmonids by helping resource managers evaluate the effectiveness of habitat restoration efforts and monitor aquatic species status and trends. The researchers would capture fish using boat electrofishing equipment; the listed fish would be enumerated, measured, and released immediately. At no time would adults be electrofished. If any adults are seen during the electrofishing operation, the equipment would immediately be turned off and the fish would be allowed to escape. If another adult is seen, the researchers would move the operation. And in no case would the electrofishing take place where fish are actively spawning. The researchers are not proposing to kill any of the fish they capture, but a small number may die as an unintended result of the activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Apr 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 Permit 19476 Dated: April 2, 2015. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–07944 Filed 4–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–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 remove a product currently included in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement. AGENCY: PO 00000 October 5, 2015. Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’) has determined that certain three-thread circular knit fleece fabrics, as specified below, are available in the CAFTA–DR countries in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The product, which is currently included in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities, will be removed, effective 180 days after publication of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2043. For information online see http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf under ‘‘Approved Requests,’’ Reference number: 195.2015. 02.27.Fabric.SS&AforGildanUSA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: The Island County Department of Natural Resources (ICDNR) is seeking a five-year research permit to annually take juvenile PS Chinook salmon and PS steelhead. The sampling would take place in the Fidalgo Island and northern Whidbey Island shoreline area near Deception Pass at Cornet Bay and Ala Spit. The purpose of the study is to assess salmonid and forage fish use of habitat restored by removal of armoring and fill. This research would benefit the affected species by informing future restoration designs as well as providing data to support future enhancement projects. The ICDNR proposes to capture fish using a beach seine. Fish would be removed from the net and placed in buckets. All fish would be enumerated by species and the first 20 of each species would be measured for length. All fish would be released in the same location they were caught. The researchers do not propose to kill any of the listed salmonids being captured, but a small number may die as an unintended result of the activities. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the applications, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the applications meet the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decisions will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. DATES: 18827 Sfmt 4703 Authority: The CAFTA–DR Agreement; Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘CAFTA– DR Implementation Act’’), Public Law 109– 53; the Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act; and Presidential Proclamation 7987 (February 28, 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) by adding or removing items when 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; or when the United States determines that a fabric, yarn, or fiber currently on the list is available in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The CAFTA–DR Implementation Act authorizes the President to make such modifications to the list in Annex 3.25. See Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement; see also section 203(o)(4)(C) and (E) 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 Proclamation 7987, the President delegated to CITA the authority under section 203(o)(4) of the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act for modifying the list in Annex 3.25. Pursuant to this authority, CITA E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18828 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 67 / Wednesday, April 8, 2015 / Notices 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 RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement, 73 FR 53200 (September 15, 2008)) (‘‘CITA’s procedures’’). On February 27, 2015, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Sorini Samet & Associates, on behalf of Gildan USA, Inc. (‘‘Gildan’’) for a Commercial Availability determination to remove or restrict (‘‘Request to Remove’’) certain three-thread circular knit fleece fabrics, currently listed in Annex 3.25. Gildan offered to supply the specified fabrics and provided information demonstrating its ability to supply commercial quantities in a timely manner. On March 3, 2015, in accordance with CITA’s procedures, CITA notified interested parties of the Request to Remove, which was posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA– DR commercial availability proceedings. In its notification, CITA advised that any Response to the Request to Remove must be submitted by March 13, 2015, and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response must be submitted by March 19, 2015, in accordance with Sections 6, 7 and 9 of CITA’s procedures. No interested entity submitted a Response advising CITA of its objection to the Request to Remove. In accordance with section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act, Section 8(a) and (b), and Section 9(c)(3) of CITA’s procedures, as no interested entity submitted a Response objecting to the Request to Remove, CITA has determined to approve the Request to Remove the subject product from the list in Annex 3.25. Pursuant to Section 9(c)(3)(iii)(A), textile and apparel articles containing the subject product are not to be treated as originating in a CAFTA–DR country if the subject product is obtained from non-CAFTA– DR sources, effective for goods entered into the United States on or after 180 calendar days after the date of publication of this notice. A revised list in Annex 3.25, noting the effective date of the removal of the subject product, has been posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA–DR commercial availability proceedings. Specifications: Certain Three-Thread Circular Knit Fleece Fabrics HTS Subheading: 6001.21.0000 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Apr 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 Fabric #1: Fiber Content: 72 to 78 percent cotton, 22 to 28 percent polyester Yarn: Face Yarn—Single ply, ring spun cotton. Metric yarn number: 41 to 48; English yarn number: 24 to 28 Tie Yarn—Polyester filament of 49 to 51 denier Fleece yarn—Single ply staple of 57 to 63 percent cotton and 37 to 43 percent polyester. Metric yarn number: 24 to 30; English yarn number 14 to 18. Gauge: 20 to 24 Knit Type: Three-thread circular knit Weight: Metric—285 to 300 grams per square meter; English—8.42 to 9.75 ounces per square yard. Width: Metric—172 to 183 centimeters; English—68 to 72 inches. Finish: Napped on the technical back; bleached, yarn dyed, or piece dyed. Performance Criteria: Not more than 5 percent vertical and horizontal shrinkage and not more than 4 percent vertical torque. Fabric #2: Fiber Content: 77 to 83 percent cotton, 17 to 23 percent polyester Yarn: Face Yarn—Single ply, ring spun cotton. Metric yarn number: 47 to 54; English yarn number: 28 to 32 Tie Yarn—Polyester filament of 49 to 51 denier Fleece yarn—Single ply staple of 67 to 73 percent cotton and 27 to 33 percent polyester. Metric yarn number: 24 to 30; English yarn number 14 to 18. Gauge: 20 to 24 Knit Type: Three-thread circular knit Weight: Metric—266 to 308 grams per square meter; English—7.85 to 9.08 ounces per square yard. Width: Metric—146 to 183 centimeters; English—58 to 72 inches. Finish: Napped on the technical back; bleached, yarn dyed, or piece dyed. Performance Criteria: Not more than 5 percent vertical and horizontal shrinkage and not more than 4 percent vertical torque. Joshua Teitelbaum, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2015–08029 Filed 4–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No CFPB–2015–0008] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is requesting to renew the approval for an existing information collection titled, ‘‘Registration of Mortgage Loan Originators (Regulation G) 12 CFR 1007.’’ DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before June 8, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket number (see above), by any of the following methods: • Electronic: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. In general, all comments received will become public records, including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or social security numbers, should not be included. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435–9575, or email: PRA@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to this mailbox. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Registration of Mortgage Loan Originators (Regulation G) 12 CFR 1007. OMB Control Number: 3170–0005. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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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 remove a product currently included in Annex 
3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement.

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DATES: October 5, 2015.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(``CITA'') has determined that certain three-thread circular knit 
fleece fabrics, as specified below, are available in the CAFTA-DR 
countries in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The product, 
which is currently included in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in 
unrestricted quantities, will be removed, effective 180 days after 
publication of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-2043. For information 
online see http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/CaftaReqTrack.nsf under 
``Approved Requests,'' Reference number: 
195.2015.02.27.Fabric.SS&AforGildanUSA.

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''), 
Public Law 109-53; the Statement of Administrative Action 
accompanying the CAFTA-DR Implementation Act; and Presidential 
Proclamation 7987 (February 28, 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) 
by adding or removing items when 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; or when the United States 
determines that a fabric, yarn, or fiber currently on the list is 
available in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The CAFTA-DR 
Implementation Act authorizes the President to make such modifications 
to the list in Annex 3.25. See Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement; 
see also section 203(o)(4)(C) and (E) 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 Proclamation 7987, the President delegated to CITA the 
authority under section 203(o)(4) of the CAFTA-DR Implementation Act 
for modifying the list in Annex 3.25. Pursuant to this authority, CITA

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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 (September 15, 
2008)) (``CITA's procedures'').
    On February 27, 2015, the Chairman of CITA received a request from 
Sorini Samet & Associates, on behalf of Gildan USA, Inc. (``Gildan'') 
for a Commercial Availability determination to remove or restrict 
(``Request to Remove'') certain three-thread circular knit fleece 
fabrics, currently listed in Annex 3.25. Gildan offered to supply the 
specified fabrics and provided information demonstrating its ability to 
supply commercial quantities in a timely manner. On March 3, 2015, in 
accordance with CITA's procedures, CITA notified interested parties of 
the Request to Remove, which was posted on the dedicated Web site for 
CAFTA-DR commercial availability proceedings. In its notification, CITA 
advised that any Response to the Request to Remove must be submitted by 
March 13, 2015, and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response must be 
submitted by March 19, 2015, in accordance with Sections 6, 7 and 9 of 
CITA's procedures. No interested entity submitted a Response advising 
CITA of its objection to the Request to Remove. In accordance with 
section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA-DR Implementation Act, Section 8(a) 
and (b), and Section 9(c)(3) of CITA's procedures, as no interested 
entity submitted a Response objecting to the Request to Remove, CITA 
has determined to approve the Request to Remove the subject product 
from the list in Annex 3.25. Pursuant to Section 9(c)(3)(iii)(A), 
textile and apparel articles containing the subject product are not to 
be treated as originating in a CAFTA-DR country if the subject product 
is obtained from non-CAFTA-DR sources, effective for goods entered into 
the United States on or after 180 calendar days after the date of 
publication of this notice. A revised list in Annex 3.25, noting the 
effective date of the removal of the subject product, has been posted 
on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA-DR commercial availability 
proceedings.

Specifications: Certain Three-Thread Circular Knit Fleece Fabrics

HTS Subheading: 6001.21.0000

Fabric #1:

Fiber Content: 72 to 78 percent cotton, 22 to 28 percent polyester
Yarn:
Face Yarn--Single ply, ring spun cotton. Metric yarn number: 41 to 48; 
English yarn number: 24 to 28
Tie Yarn--Polyester filament of 49 to 51 denier
Fleece yarn--Single ply staple of 57 to 63 percent cotton and 37 to 43 
percent polyester. Metric yarn number: 24 to 30; English yarn number 14 
to 18.
Gauge: 20 to 24
Knit Type: Three-thread circular knit
Weight: Metric--285 to 300 grams per square meter; English--8.42 to 
9.75 ounces per square yard.
Width: Metric--172 to 183 centimeters; English--68 to 72 inches.
Finish: Napped on the technical back; bleached, yarn dyed, or piece 
dyed.
    Performance Criteria: Not more than 5 percent vertical and 
horizontal shrinkage and not more than 4 percent vertical torque.

Fabric #2:

Fiber Content: 77 to 83 percent cotton, 17 to 23 percent polyester
Yarn:
Face Yarn--Single ply, ring spun cotton. Metric yarn number: 47 to 54; 
English yarn number: 28 to 32
Tie Yarn--Polyester filament of 49 to 51 denier
Fleece yarn--Single ply staple of 67 to 73 percent cotton and 27 to 33 
percent polyester. Metric yarn number: 24 to 30; English yarn number 14 
to 18.
Gauge: 20 to 24
Knit Type: Three-thread circular knit
Weight: Metric--266 to 308 grams per square meter; English--7.85 to 
9.08 ounces per square yard.
Width: Metric--146 to 183 centimeters; English--58 to 72 inches.
Finish: Napped on the technical back; bleached, yarn dyed, or piece 
dyed.
Performance Criteria: Not more than 5 percent vertical and horizontal 
shrinkage and not more than 4 percent vertical torque.

Joshua Teitelbaum,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
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