Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request Under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, 22238-22239 [2016-08633]

Download as PDF 22238 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices Fabric 3: 31%–37% viscose, 17%– 23% polyester, 17%–23% cotton, 13%– 19% wool, 5%–11% nylon, 1%–6% spandex woven herringbone fabric, classified in subheading 5408.33 of the HTSUS; Fabric 4: 94%–99% virgin wool, 1%– 6% spandex, twill stretch flannel reactive dyed fabric, classified in subheading 5112.11 of the HTSUS; and Fabric 5: 89%–95% polyester, 5%– 11% spandex printed and solid woven polyester crepe fabric (with filament yarn size of 120D + 40D*120D + 40D and a construction of 175*104), classified in subheading 5407.61 of the HTSUS. CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, particularly with respect to whether the fabrics described above can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be received no later than May 16, 2016. Interested persons are invited to submit such comments or information electronically to OTEXA_ MoroccoFTA@trade.gov, and/or in hard copy to: Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. If comments include business confidential information, commenters must submit a business confidential version in hard copy to the Chairman of CITA, and also provide a public version, either in hard copy or electronically. CITA will protect any information that is marked business confidential from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. All public versions of the comments will be posted on OTEXA’s Web site for Commercial Availability proceedings under the Morocco FTA: http://otexa.trade.gov/Morocco_CA.htm. Joshua Teitelbaum, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2016–08635 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request Under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for modification of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 (USMFTA) rules of origin for pants, skirts, jackets, shirts, and casual dresses made from certain woven fabrics. The Government of the United States received a request from the Government ofMorocco, submitted on March 9, 2016, and updated on April 1, 2016, on behalf of CROSSING to initiate consultations under Article 4.3.3 of the USMFTA. The Government of Morocco is requesting that the United States and Morocco (‘‘the Parties’’) consider revising the rules of origin for pants, skirts, jackets, shirts and casual dresses to address availability of supply of certain woven fabrics in the territories of the Parties. The President of the United States may proclaim a modification to the USMFTA rules of origin for textile and apparel products after the United States reaches an agreement with the Government of Morocco on a modification under Article 4.3.6 of the USMFTA to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether certain woven fabrics can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. DATES: Comments must be submitted by May 16, 2016 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria D’Andrea, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–1550. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority: Section 203 (j)(2)(B)(i) of the United States-Morocco Free Trade AgreementImplementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note) (USMFTA Implementation Act); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. Background: Article 4.3.3 of the USMFTA provides that, on the request of either Party, the Parties shall consult to consider whether the rules of origin applicable to a particular textile or apparel good should be revised to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. In the consultations, pursuant to Article 4.3.4 of the USMFTA, each Party shall consider data presented by the other Party that demonstratesubstantial production in its territory of a particular fiber, yarn, or fabric. The Parties shall consider that there is substantial production if a Party demonstrates that its domestic producers are capable of PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 supplying commercial quantities of the fiber, yarn, or fabric in a timely manner. The USMFTA Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to proclaim as part of the HTSUS, modifications to the USMFTA rules of origin set out in Annex 4–A of the USMFTA as are necessary to implement an agreement with Morocco under Article 4.3.6 of the USMFTA, subject to the consultation and layover requirements of Section 104 of the USMFTA Implementation Act. See Section 203(j)(2)(B)(i) of the USMFTA Implementation Act. Executive Order 11651 established CITA to supervise the implementation of textile trade agreements and authorizes the Chairman of CITA to take actions or recommend that appropriate officials or agencies of the United States take actions necessary to implement textile trade agreements. 37 FR 4699 (March 4, 1972). The Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Morocco, submitted on March 9, 2016, and updated on April 1, 2016, on behalf of CROSSING, requesting that the United States consider whether the USMFTA rule of origin for pants, skirts, jackets, shirts, and casual dresses classified in HTSUS subheading 6204.52 and 6206.40 should be modified to allow the use of certain woven fabrics that are not originating under the USMFTA. The fabrics subject to this request are: Fabric 1: 100% lyocell classified in subheading 5516.11 and 5516.12 of the HTSUS; Fabric 2: Lyocell/cotton classified in subheading 5516.41, 5516.42, and 5516.43 of the HTSUS; Fabric 3: Cotton/polyester classified in subheading 5210.49 and 5211.42 of the HTSUS; Fabric 4: Cotton/polyester/elastane classified in subheading 5210.49 and 5211.4210 of the HTSUS; Fabric 5: Corduroy with cotton classified in subheading 5801.22 of the HTSUS; and Fabric 6: Corduroy polyester classified in subheading 5801.32 of the HTSUS. CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, particularly with respect to whether the fabrics described above can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be received no later than May 16, 2016. Interested persons are invited to submit such comments or information electronically to OTEXA_ MoroccoFTA@trade.gov, and/or in hard copy to: Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices Room 30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. If comments include business confidential information, commenters must submit a business confidential version in hard copy to the Chairman of CITA, and also provide a public version, either in hard copy or electronically. CITA will protect any information that is marked business confidential from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. All public versions of the comments will be posted on OTEXA’s Web site for Commercial Availability proceedings under the Morocco FTA: http://otexa.trade.gov/Morocco_CA.htm. Joshua Teitelbaum, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2016–08633 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add services to the Procurement List that will be provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: 5/15/2016. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Addition If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to provide the services listed below from the nonprofit VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 22239 agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following services are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for provision by the nonprofit agencies listed: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Services Service Type: Custodial Service Mandatory For: U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), Fort Bragg Community Schools, Fort Bragg, NC. Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Brevard Achievement Center, Rockledge, FL. Contracting Activity: DDESS Area Center, Procurement Division, Peachtree City, GA. Service Type: Operations and Maintenance Service. Mandatory for: US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, Defense Forensic Science Center, Fort Gillem, GA. Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Pride Industries, Inc., Roseville, CA. Contracting Activity: US Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Savannah, GA. Dated: April 12, 2016. Todd A Stevenson, Secretary. Deletions The following products are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): MR 938—Set, Cleaning, Microfiber, Leaf Print, 5 Piece, MR 951—Set, Cleaning, Microfiber, Cherry Print, 5 Piece. Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: New York City Industries for the Blind, Inc., Brooklyn, NY. (Deleted) Contracting Activity: Defense Commissary Agency. NSN(s)—Product Name(s): MR 417—Latex Gloves, Long Cuff, Medium, 2 Pair, MR 418—Latex Gloves, Long Cuff, Large, 2 Pair. Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Alphapointe, Kansas City, MO. Contracting Activity: Defense Commissary Agency. Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–08739 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, April 20, 2016; 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the Public. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Compliance Briefing—The Commission staff will brief the Commission on the status of compliance matters. TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. [FR Doc. 2016–08883 Filed 4–13–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2016–OS–0043] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the DFAS announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by June 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: ODCMO, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Attn: Mailbox 24, Alexandria, VA 22350–1700. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22238-22239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08633]


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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


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

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

ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for 
modification of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (USMFTA) rules of 
origin for pants, skirts, jackets, shirts, and casual dresses made from 
certain woven fabrics.

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SUMMARY: The Government of the United States received a request from 
the Government ofMorocco, submitted on March 9, 2016, and updated on 
April 1, 2016, on behalf of CROSSING to initiate consultations under 
Article 4.3.3 of the USMFTA. The Government of Morocco is requesting 
that the United States and Morocco (``the Parties'') consider revising 
the rules of origin for pants, skirts, jackets, shirts and casual 
dresses to address availability of supply of certain woven fabrics in 
the territories of the Parties. The President of the United States may 
proclaim a modification to the USMFTA rules of origin for textile and 
apparel products after the United States reaches an agreement with the 
Government of Morocco on a modification under Article 4.3.6 of the 
USMFTA to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or 
fabrics in the territories of the Parties. CITA hereby solicits public 
comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether certain 
woven fabrics can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by May 16, 2016 to the Chairman, 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, 
United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria D'Andrea, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-1550.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority:  Section 203 (j)(2)(B)(i) of the United States-
Morocco Free Trade AgreementImplementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note) 
(USMFTA Implementation Act); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, 
as amended.

    Background: Article 4.3.3 of the USMFTA provides that, on the 
request of either Party, the Parties shall consult to consider whether 
the rules of origin applicable to a particular textile or apparel good 
should be revised to address issues of availability of supply of 
fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. In the 
consultations, pursuant to Article 4.3.4 of the USMFTA, each Party 
shall consider data presented by the other Party that 
demonstratesubstantial production in its territory of a particular 
fiber, yarn, or fabric. The Parties shall consider that there is 
substantial production if a Party demonstrates that its domestic 
producers are capable of supplying commercial quantities of the fiber, 
yarn, or fabric in a timely manner.
    The USMFTA Implementation Act provides the President with the 
authority to proclaim as part of the HTSUS, modifications to the USMFTA 
rules of origin set out in Annex 4-A of the USMFTA as are necessary to 
implement an agreement with Morocco under Article 4.3.6 of the USMFTA, 
subject to the consultation and layover requirements of Section 104 of 
the USMFTA Implementation Act. See Section 203(j)(2)(B)(i) of the 
USMFTA Implementation Act. Executive Order 11651 established CITA to 
supervise the implementation of textile trade agreements and authorizes 
the Chairman of CITA to take actions or recommend that appropriate 
officials or agencies of the United States take actions necessary to 
implement textile trade agreements. 37 FR 4699 (March 4, 1972).
    The Government of the United States received a request from the 
Government of Morocco, submitted on March 9, 2016, and updated on April 
1, 2016, on behalf of CROSSING, requesting that the United States 
consider whether the USMFTA rule of origin for pants, skirts, jackets, 
shirts, and casual dresses classified in HTSUS subheading 6204.52 and 
6206.40 should be modified to allow the use of certain woven fabrics 
that are not originating under the USMFTA. The fabrics subject to this 
request are:
    Fabric 1: 100% lyocell classified in subheading 5516.11 and 5516.12 
of the HTSUS;
    Fabric 2: Lyocell/cotton classified in subheading 5516.41, 5516.42, 
and 5516.43 of the HTSUS;
    Fabric 3: Cotton/polyester classified in subheading 5210.49 and 
5211.42 of the HTSUS;
    Fabric 4: Cotton/polyester/elastane classified in subheading 
5210.49 and 5211.4210 of the HTSUS;
    Fabric 5: Corduroy with cotton classified in subheading 5801.22 of 
the HTSUS; and
    Fabric 6: Corduroy polyester classified in subheading 5801.32 of 
the HTSUS.
    CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, 
particularly with respect to whether the fabrics described above can be 
supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a 
timely manner. Comments must be received no later than May 16, 2016. 
Interested persons are invited to submit such comments or information 
electronically to OTEXA_MoroccoFTA@trade.gov, and/or in hard copy to: 
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements,

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Room 30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230.
    If comments include business confidential information, commenters 
must submit a business confidential version in hard copy to the 
Chairman of CITA, and also provide a public version, either in hard 
copy or electronically. CITA will protect any information that is 
marked business confidential from disclosure to the full extent 
permitted by law. All public versions of the comments will be posted on 
OTEXA's Web site for Commercial Availability proceedings under the 
Morocco FTA: http://otexa.trade.gov/Morocco_CA.htm.

Joshua Teitelbaum,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2016-08633 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]
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