Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request Under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement, 44076-44077 [2015-18207]

Download as PDF 44076 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES times of observations, and weather conditions (sunny/cloudy, wind speed, fog, visibility). (ii) For each marine mammal sighting, the following shall be recorded, if possible: • Species • Number of animals (with or without pup/calf) • Age class (pup/calf, juvenile, adult) • Identifying marks or color (scars, red pelage, damaged dorsal fin, etc.) • Position relative to Pier E3 (distance and direction) • Movement (direction and relative speed) • Behavior (logging [resting at the surface], swimming, spyhopping [raising above the water • surface to view the area], foraging, etc.) • Duration of sighting or times of multiple sightings of the same individual (e) Real Time Acoustic Monitoring for Harbor Porpoises: (i) Real time acoustic monitoring (PAM) system shall be used to detect the presence or absence of harbor porpoises as a supplement to visual monitoring. (ii) Real time PAM shall involve two bio-acousticians monitoring the site near the north end of Treasure Island. (iii) Real time PAM shall use a hydrophone or towed array suspended from a boat and/or several sonobuoys, or a hydrophone moored offshore with a cable leading to a shore based acoustic station outside of the monitoring area of Pier E3. (iv) All equipment used for real time PAM shall be calibrated and tested prior to the implosion to ensure functionality. (v) The bio-acousticians shall be in communication with the Lead PSO and shall alert the crew to the presence of any cetacean approaching the monitoring area. The bio-acousticians shall also provide further confirmation that there are no cetaceans around Pier E3 in addition to the visual observations documenting no observations. (f) Hydroacoustic Monitoring for Underwater Implosion: (i) Hydroacoustic monitoring of sound field from the controlled implosion shall be conducted in near field and far field regions around Pier E3 (A) Near field measurements shall be taken within 500 ft of the Pier (B) Far field measurements shall be taken at 500 feet and all greater distances from the Pier. (ii) Near field and far field measurements protocols (A) Measurements inside the BAS shall be made with near and far field systems using PCB 138A01 transducers. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 At the 100-ft distance, the near field system will use another PCB 138A01 transducer. (B) Far field measurements shall be conducted using both a PCB 138A01 transducer and a Reson TC4013 hydrophone. (iii) Ambient and background noise measurements (A) Prior to activating the BAS, ambient noise levels shall be measured. (B) While the BAS is operating and before the test implosion, background noise measurements shall also be made. (C) After the test implosion, the results shall be evaluated to determine if any final adjustments are needed in the measurement systems prior to the Pier E3 controlled implosion. (D) Pressure signals shall be analyzed for peak pressure and SEL values prior to the scheduled time of the Pier E3 controlled implosion. 8. Reporting: (a) CALTRANS shall submit a draft monitoring report within 90 days after completion of the construction work or the expiration of the IHA (if issued), whichever comes earlier. This report would detail the monitoring protocol, summarize the data recorded during monitoring, and estimate the number of marine mammals that may have been harassed. (b) NMFS would have an opportunity to provide comments within 30 days after receiving the draft report, and if NMFS has comments, CALTRANS shall address the comments and submit a final report to NMFS within 30 days. (c) If NMFS does not provide comments within 30 days after receiving the report, the draft report is considered to be final. 9. Marine Mammal Stranding Plan: A marine mammal stranding plan shall be prepared in cooperation with the local NMFS-designated marine mammal stranding, rescue, and rehabilitation center. Elements of that plan would include the following: (a) The stranding crew shall prepare treatment areas at the NMFS-designated facility for cetaceans or pinnipeds that may be injured from the implosion. Preparation shall include equipment to treat lung injuries, auditory testing equipment, dry and wet caged areas to hold animals, and operating rooms if surgical procedures are necessary. Equipment to conduct auditory brainstem response hearing testing would be available to determine if any inner ear threshold shifts (TTS or PTS) have occurred. (b) A stranding crew and a veterinarian shall be on call near the Pier E3 site at the time of the implosion to quickly recover any injured marine PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mammals, provide emergency veterinary care, stabilize the animal’s condition, and transport individuals to the NMFS-designated facility. If an injured or dead animal is found, NMFS (both the regional office and headquarters) shall be notified immediately even if the animal appears to be sick or injured from other than blasting. (c) Post-implosion surveys shall be conducted immediately after the event and over the following three days to determine if there are any injured or dead marine mammals in the area. (d) Any veterinarian procedures, euthanasia, rehabilitation decisions and time of release or disposition of the animal shall be at the discretion of the NMFS-designated facility staff and the veterinarians treating the animals. Any necropsies to determine if the injuries or death of an animal was the result of the blast or other anthropogenic or natural causes will be conducted at the NMFSdesignated facility by the stranding crew and veterinarians. The results shall be communicated to both CALTRANS and to NMFS as soon as possible with a written report within a month. 10. This Authorization may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein or if the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals, or if there is an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for subsistence uses. 11. A copy of this Authorization must be in the possession of each contractor who performs the pre-demolition test implosion and Pier E3 controlled implosion work. Dated: July 21, 2015. Perry F. Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–18178 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request Under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Request for Public Comment concerning a request for modification of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices rules of origin for certain woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn. On June 11, 2015, the Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Chile to modify the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement’s (FTA) rules of origin for woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn in subheadings 5408.22–5408.23 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to allow the use of non-U.S. or Chilean filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 of the HTSUS. As provided in Article 3.20.3–3.20.5 of the U.S.-Chile FTA, the Parties shall consult to consider whether the rules of origin applicable to particular textile and apparel goods should be revised to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns or fabrics in the territory of the Parties. The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to proclaim a modification to the U.S.-Chile FTA rules of origin necessary to implement an agreement with Chile on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by August 24, 2015 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2582. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended; Section 202 of the U.S.Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3805). Background Under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA), each Party is required to eliminate customs duties on textile and apparel goods that qualify as originating goods under the FTA rules of origin, which are set out in Annex 4.1 to the FTA. Article 3.20 of the FTA provides that the rules of origin for textile and apparel products may be amended through a subsequent agreement between the two Parties under certain circumstances. In consultations regarding such a change, the two Parties are to consider issues of availability of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 the free trade area and whether domestic producers are capable of supplying commercial quantities of the good in a timely manner. Section 202 of the U.S.-Chile FTA Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to proclaim modifications to the FTA rules of origin as are necessary to implement an agreement with Chile on such a modification. On June 11, 2015, the Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Chile to modify the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement’s (FTA) rules of origin for woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn in subheadings 5408.22–5408.23 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to allow the use of non-U.S. or Chilean filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 of the HTSUS. As provided in Article 3.20.3–3.20.5 of the U.S.-Chile FTA, the Parties shall consult to consider whether the rules of origin applicable to particular textile and apparel goods should be revised to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns or fabrics in the territory of the Parties. The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to proclaim a modification to the U.S.-Chile FTA rules of origin necessary to implement an agreement with Chile on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be received no later than August 24, 2015. Interested persons are invited to submit six copies of such comments or information to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. If a comment alleges that filament yarn of viscose rayon can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner, CITA will closely review any supporting documentation, such as a signed statement by a manufacturer stating that it produces the filament yarn of viscose PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44077 rayon that is the subject of the request, including the quantities that can be supplied and the time necessary to fill an order, as well as any relevant information regarding past production. CITA will protect any business confidential information that is marked ‘business confidential’ from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. CITA will make available to the public non-confidential versions of the request and non-confidential versions of any public comments received with respect to a request in Room 30003 in the Herbert Hoover Building, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Persons submitting comments on a request are encouraged to include a non-confidential version and a non-confidential summary. Joshua Teitelbaum, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2015–18207 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective date: 8/24/2015. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Briscoe, Telephone: (703) 603– 7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Additions On 5/1/2015 (80 FR 24905–24906), 6/ 12/2015 (80 FR 33485–33489), and 6/ 19/2015 (80 FR 35320–35321), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to furnish the products and impact of the additions on the current or most recent E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request 
Under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement

AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA).

ACTION:  Request for Public Comment concerning a request for 
modification of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement

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rules of origin for certain woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn.

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SUMMARY: On June 11, 2015, the Government of the United States received 
a request from the Government of Chile to modify the U.S.-Chile Free 
Trade Agreement's (FTA) rules of origin for woven fabrics of artificial 
filament yarn in subheadings 5408.22-5408.23 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to allow the use of non-U.S. or 
Chilean filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 
5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 of the HTSUS. As provided in 
Article 3.20.3-3.20.5 of the U.S.-Chile FTA, the Parties shall consult 
to consider whether the rules of origin applicable to particular 
textile and apparel goods should be revised to address issues of 
availability of supply of fibers, yarns or fabrics in the territory of 
the Parties. The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement 
Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to 
proclaim a modification to the U.S.-Chile FTA rules of origin necessary 
to implement an agreement with Chile on the modification. CITA hereby 
solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to 
whether filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 
5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 can be supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be 
submitted by August 24, 2015 to the Chairman, Committee for the 
Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, United States 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Richard Stetson, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-2582.

    Authority: Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended; 
Section 202 of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation 
Act (19 U.S.C. 3805).

Background

    Under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA), each Party is 
required to eliminate customs duties on textile and apparel goods that 
qualify as originating goods under the FTA rules of origin, which are 
set out in Annex 4.1 to the FTA. Article 3.20 of the FTA provides that 
the rules of origin for textile and apparel products may be amended 
through a subsequent agreement between the two Parties under certain 
circumstances. In consultations regarding such a change, the two 
Parties are to consider issues of availability of fibers, yarns, or 
fabrics in the free trade area and whether domestic producers are 
capable of supplying commercial quantities of the good in a timely 
manner. Section 202 of the U.S.-Chile FTA Implementation Act provides 
the President with the authority to proclaim modifications to the FTA 
rules of origin as are necessary to implement an agreement with Chile 
on such a modification.
    On June 11, 2015, the Government of the United States received a 
request from the Government of Chile to modify the U.S.-Chile Free 
Trade Agreement's (FTA) rules of origin for woven fabrics of artificial 
filament yarn in subheadings 5408.22-5408.23 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to allow the use of non-U.S. or 
Chilean filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 
5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 of the HTSUS. As provided in 
Article 3.20.3-3.20.5 of the U.S.-Chile FTA, the Parties shall consult 
to consider whether the rules of origin applicable to particular 
textile and apparel goods should be revised to address issues of 
availability of supply of fibers, yarns or fabrics in the territory of 
the Parties. The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement 
Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to 
proclaim a modification to the U.S.-Chile FTA rules of origin necessary 
to implement an agreement with Chile on the modification. CITA hereby 
solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to 
whether filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 
5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 can be supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. CITA hereby 
solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to 
whether filament yarn of viscose rayon classified in subheadings 
5403.10, 5403.31, 5403.32, and 5403.41 can be supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be 
received no later than August 24, 2015. Interested persons are invited 
to submit six copies of such comments or information to the Chairman, 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.
    If a comment alleges that filament yarn of viscose rayon can be 
supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely 
manner, CITA will closely review any supporting documentation, such as 
a signed statement by a manufacturer stating that it produces the 
filament yarn of viscose rayon that is the subject of the request, 
including the quantities that can be supplied and the time necessary to 
fill an order, as well as any relevant information regarding past 
production.
    CITA will protect any business confidential information that is 
marked `business confidential' from disclosure to the full extent 
permitted by law. CITA will make available to the public non-
confidential versions of the request and non-confidential versions of 
any public comments received with respect to a request in Room 30003 in 
the Herbert Hoover Building, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230. Persons submitting comments on a request are 
encouraged to include a non-confidential version and a non-confidential 
summary.

Joshua Teitelbaum,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2015-18207 Filed 7-23-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P