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Any person planning to attend this receipt of a complete application that Economic Development Administration,
meeting who requires special meets all requirements. Proposals or Atlanta Regional Office, 401 West
accessibility features and/or auxiliary applications (as appropriate) received Peachtree Street, NW., Suite 1820,
aids, such as sign language interpreters, after the date of this notice will be Atlanta, Georgia 30308, Telephone:
must inform the Commission in advance processed in accordance with the (404) 730–3002, Fax: (404) 730–3025.
of those needs. requirements set forth herein and in the Applicants in Arkansas, Louisiana,
CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: related Federal funding opportunity New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, may
John Farrell, Executive Director, U.S. (FFO) announcement, until the next submit paper submissions to:
Arctic Research Commission, 703–525– annual FFO is posted on http://
Economic Development Administration,
0111 or TDD 703–306–0090. and related notice and
Austin Regional Office, 504 Lavaca,
request for proposals and applications is
Dated: March 13, 2007. Suite 1100, Austin, Texas 78701–
published in the Federal Register.
John Farrell, 2858, Telephone: (512) 381–8144,
Executive Director. Pre-Application and Application Fax: (512) 381–8177.
[FR Doc. 07–1400 Filed 3–21–07; 8:45 am] Submission Requirements Applicants in Illinois, Indiana,
BILLING CODE 7555–01–M Proponents are advised to carefully Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and
read the instructions contained in the Wisconsin, may submit paper
complete FFO announcement for this submissions to:
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE request for proposals and applications, Economic Development Administration,
and in the Pre-Application for Chicago Regional Office, 111 North
Economic Development Administration Investment Assistance (Form ED–900P) Canal Street, Suite 855, Chicago,
[Docket No.: 070309052–7053–01]
and Application for Investment Illinois 60606, Telephone: (312) 353–
Assistance (Form ED–900A). The 7706, Fax: (312) 353–8575.
Solicitation of Proposals and requirements of the pre-application are Applicants in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas,
Applications for Economic different than the requirements of the Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North
Development Assistance Programs application. The content of the pre- Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and
application or the application (as Wyoming, may submit paper
AGENCY: Economic Development appropriate) is the same for paper
Administration (EDA), Department of submissions to:
submissions as it is for electronic
Commerce. submissions. EDA will not accept Economic Development Administration,
ACTION: Notice and request for proposals facsimile transmissions of pre- Denver Regional Office, 1244 Speer
and applications. applications and applications. Boulevard, Room 670, Denver,
Proposals under EDA’s Public Works Colorado 80204, Telephone: (303)
SUMMARY: The Economic Development Program (CFDA No. 11.300) or 844–4715, Fax: (303) 844–3968.
Administration (EDA) is soliciting Economic Adjustment Assistance Applicants in Connecticut, Delaware,
proposals or applications (as Program (CFDA No. 11.307) must be District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland,
appropriate) for the following programs submitted on Form ED–900P, which Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
authorized by the Public Works and may be submitted in two formats: (i) In Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto
Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 paper (hardcopy) format at the Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, U.S.
U.S.C. 3121 et seq.) (PWEDA): (1) Public applicable regional office address Virgin Islands, Virginia and West
Works and Economic Development provided below; or (ii) electronically in Virginia, may submit paper submissions
Investments Program, (2) Planning accordance with the procedures to:
Program, (3) Local Technical Assistance provided on Economic Development Administration,
Program, and (4) Economic Adjustment For projects under EDA’s Planning Philadelphia Regional Office, Curtis
Assistance Program. EDA’s mission is to Program (CFDA No. 11.302) or Center, 601 Walnut Street, Suite 140
lead the federal economic development Technical Assistance Program (CFDA South, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
agenda by promoting innovation and No. 11.303), please contact the 19106, Telephone: (215) 597–4603,
competitiveness, preparing American appropriate EDA regional office listed Fax: (215) 597–1063.
regions for growth and success in the below for instructions as to whether you
worldwide economy. In implementing Applicants in Alaska, American
should complete a pre-application or an Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam,
this mission pursuant to its authorizing application. In the case of a
statute, PWEDA, EDA advances Hawaii, Idaho, Marshall Islands,
continuation grant, no pre-application is Micronesia, Nevada, Northern Mariana
economic growth by assisting required.
communities and regions experiencing Islands, Oregon, Republic of Palau and
The following forms may be accessed
chronic high unemployment and low Washington, may submit paper
and downloaded as follows: (i) Forms
per capita income to create an submissions to:
ED–900P and ED–900A at http://
environment that fosters innovation, Economic Development Administration,
promotes entrepreneurship, and attracts Application.xml; (ii) Standard Forms Seattle Regional Office, Jackson
increased private capital investment. (SF) at either or Federal Building, Room 1890, 915
Under the Trade Act of 1974, as at Second Avenue, Seattle, Washington
amended (19 U.S.C. 2341–2391) (Trade InvestmentsGrants/Application.xml; 98174, Telephone: (206) 220–7660,
Act), EDA also provides technical and (iii) Department of Commerce (CD) Fax: (206) 220–7669.
assistance to firms adversely affected by forms at Paper Submissions: To apply for
increased import competition. Addresses and Telephone Numbers Public Works or Economic Adjustment
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DATES: Proposals are accepted on a for EDA’s Regional Offices: Applicants Assistance under this notice, you may
continuing basis and applications are in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, submit a proposal on a completed pre-
invited and processed as received. Mississippi, North Carolina, South application (ED–900P) to the applicable
Generally, two months are required for Carolina and Tennessee, may submit EDA regional office listed above.
EDA to reach a final decision after paper submissions to: Proponents choosing this option should

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download and print copies of Form ED– navigating and available under the Revised Continuing
900P and the Application for Federal for a list of useful resources: http:// Appropriations Resolution, 2007, Public
Assistance (Form SF–424) at http:// Law 110–5 (February 15, 2007). This applicant_help.jsp. If you do not find an Act makes $250.741 million available in
Application.xml, complete Parts I, II and answer to your question under FY 2007 for the economic development
III of Form ED–900P and Form SF–424, Frequently Asked Questions, try assistance programs authorized by
and attach the project narrative consulting the Applicant’s User Guide. PWEDA and for the Trade Adjustment
statement requested in section IV.B.1. of If you still cannot find an answer to Assistance for Firms Program (TAA
the FFO announcement for this request your question, contact http:// Program) authorized under the Trade
for proposals and applications. To apply via email at Act.
for Planning or Technical Assistance or telephone at This notice will remain in effect until
under this notice, the EDA regional 1.800.518.4726. The hours of operation it is terminated or supplanted by a
office may instruct you to submit an for are Monday– future Federal Register notice. The
application in lieu of the pre- Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST) (except for funding periods and funding amount(s)
application. After consultation with the Federal holidays). referenced in this notice and in the FFO
regional office, you may submit a FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
announcement are subject to the
completed pre-application or an additional information or for a paper availability of funds at the time of
application, as instructed, to the copy of the FFO announcement, contact award, as well as to Department of
applicable EDA regional office. the appropriate EDA regional office Commerce and EDA priorities at the
A proponent must submit one (1) listed above. EDA’s Internet Web site at time of award. The Department of
original and two (2) copies of a also contains Commerce and EDA will not be held
completed pre-application or additional information on EDA and its responsible for proposal or application
application (as appropriate) via postal programs.
preparation costs. Publication of this
mail, shipped overnight or hand- notice and the FFO announcement does
delivered to the applicable regional SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: not obligate the Department of
office, unless otherwise directed by EDA Program Information: EDA Commerce or EDA to award any specific
staff. Proponents are advised that encourages the submission of only those grant or cooperative agreement or to
Department of Commerce mail security proposals or applications, as obligate all or any part of available
measures may delay receipt of United appropriate, which will significantly funds.
States Postal Service mail for up to two benefit regions with distressed This request for proposals and
weeks. Proponents may wish to use economies. Distress may exist in a applications covers the following
guaranteed overnight delivery services. variety of forms, including high levels of programs under PWEDA: (1) Public
Electronic Submissions: Proponents unemployment, low income levels, large Works and Economic Development
applying under the Public Works concentrations of low-income families, Investments Program; (2) Planning
Program or the Economic Adjustment significant declines in per capita Program; (3) Technical Assistance
Assistance Program may submit pre- income, large numbers (or high rates) of Program; and (4) Economic Adjustment
applications electronically in business failures, sudden major layoffs Assistance Program. Under the
accordance with the instructions or plant closures, trade impacts, military Technical Assistance Program, this
provided at You base closures, natural or other major request for proposals and applications
may access the pre-application package disasters, depletion of natural resources, covers Local Technical Assistance only.
by following the instructions provided reduced tax bases, or substantial loss of A separate FFO announcement will be
on population because of the lack of posted on that
apply_for_grants.jsp. The preferred file employment opportunities. EDA will set forth the specific funding
format for electronic attachments (e.g., believes that regional economic priorities, application and selection
the project narrative statement and development to alleviate these processes, time frames, and evaluation
exhibits to Form ED–900P) is portable conditions is effected primarily through criteria for certain National Technical
document format (PDF); however, EDA investments and decisions made by the Assistance projects to be funded with
will accept electronic files in Microsoft private sector. EDA will give preference FY 2007 appropriations. Similarly, a
Word, WordPerfect, Lotus or Excel to proposals or applications (as separate FFO announcement has been
formats. appropriate) that include cash posted at that
Applicants for assistance under the contributions (over in-kind sets forth the specific funding priorities,
Planning Program or the Technical contributions) as the matching share. application and selection processes,
Assistance Program may not need to EDA will evaluate and select time frames, and evaluation criteria for
submit a pre-application. If the regional proposals or applications (as University Center projects to be funded
office instructs you to submit an appropriate) according to the with FY 2007 appropriated program
application (Form ED–900A) instead of investment policy guidelines and funds. With respect to the TAA Program
a pre-application (Form ED–900P) for funding priorities set forth below under under the Trade Act, continuation
projects under these two programs, you ‘‘Evaluation Criteria’’ and ‘‘Funding grants will not be competed and no new
may submit the application in paper Priorities’’ and in section V. of the FFO Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
(hardcopy) format or you may submit announcement. (TAAC) grants will be awarded this
the application electronically via Electronic Access: The FFO year. See 19 U.S.C. 2341–2391 and 13 If the regional announcement for the FY 2007 CFR part 315.
office instructs you to submit a pre- Economic Development Assistance Statutory Authority: The authority for
application, you also may submit the Programs competition is available at the (1) Public Works and Economic
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pre-application in paper (hardcopy) Additional Development Investments Program, (2)

format or electronically via http:// information is available through EDA’s Planning Program, (3) Technical Internet Web site at Assistance Program, and (4) Economic
Applicants should access the Funding Availability: EDA is Adjustment Assistance Program is
following link for assistance in operating with appropriations made PWEDA. The authorities for the TAA

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Program are Chapters 3 and 5 of Title II Any community affected by the 1988, are preferred, in-kind contributions,
of the Trade Act. EDA published final 1991, 1993, 1995 or 2005 base fairly evaluated by EDA, may provide
regulations (codified at 13 CFR Chapter realignment and closure (BRAC) actions, the required non-federal share of the
III) in the Federal Register on which qualifies under EDA’s Public total project cost. See section 204(b) of
September 27, 2006 (71 FR 56658). The Works Program or Economic PWEDA (42 U.S.C. 3144) and section
final regulations became effective upon Adjustment Assistance Program, may I.B. of the FFO announcement for this
publication and reflect changes made to apply for assistance under one or both request for proposals and applications.
PWEDA by the Economic Development of these programs. EDA anticipates that In-kind contributions, which may
Administration Reauthorization Act of proponents with construction proposals include assumptions of debt and
2004 (Pub. L. 108–373, 118 Stat. 1756). will seek funding from the Public Works contributions of space, equipment and
The final regulations and PWEDA are Program, and strategic planning, credit services, are eligible to be included as
accessible on EDA’s Internet Web site at enhancement or other innovative part of the non-federal share of eligible financing proposals will compete under project costs if they meet applicable
Lawsreg.xml. the Economic Adjustment Assistance Federal cost principles and uniform
Catalog of Federal Domestic Program. administrative requirements. Funds
Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 11.300, Cost Sharing Requirements: from other federal financial assistance
Grants for Public Works and Economic Generally, the amount of the EDA grant awards are considered matching share
Development Facilities; 11.302, may not exceed fifty (50) percent of the funds only if authorized by statute,
Economic Development—Support for total cost of the project. Projects may which may be determined by EDA’s
Planning Organizations; 11.303, receive an additional amount that shall reasonable interpretation of the statute.
Economic Development—Technical not exceed thirty (30) percent, based on See 13 CFR 300.3. The applicant must
Assistance; 11.307, Economic the relative needs of the region in which show that the matching share is
Adjustment Assistance; 11.313, the project will be located, as committed to the project, available as
Economic Development—Trade determined by EDA. See section 204(a) needed and not conditioned or
Adjustment Assistance. of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. 3144) and 13 CFR encumbered in any way that precludes
Applicant Eligibility: Pursuant to 301.4(b)(1). For Planning Assistance, the its use consistent with the requirements
PWEDA, eligible applicants for and minimum EDA investment rate for of EDA investment assistance. See 13
eligible recipients of EDA investment projects under 13 CFR part 303 is fifty CFR 301.5.
assistance include a(n): (i) District (50) percent, and the maximum Intergovernmental Review: Proposals
Organization; (ii) Indian Tribe or a allowable EDA investment rate may not or applications for assistance under
consortium of Indian Tribes; (iii) State, exceed eighty (80) percent. See 13 CFR EDA’s programs are subject to the State
a city or other political subdivision of a 301.4(b)(3). For projects of a national review requirements imposed by
State, including a special purpose unit scope under 13 CFR part 306 (Training, Executive Order 12372,
of a State or local government engaged Research and Technical Assistance), ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal
in economic or infrastructure and for all other projects under 13 CFR Programs.’’
development activities, or a consortium part 306, the Assistant Secretary of Evaluation and Selection Procedures:
of political subdivisions; (iv) institution Commerce for Economic Development Each pre-application or application (as
of higher education or a consortium of has the discretion to establish a appropriate) is circulated by a project
institutions of higher education; or (v) maximum EDA investment rate of up to officer within the applicable EDA
public or private non-profit organization one-hundred (100) percent where the regional office for review and
or association acting in cooperation project (i) merits and is not otherwise comments. When the necessary input
with officials of a political subdivision feasible without an increase to the EDA and information are obtained, the pre-
of a State. See section 3 of PWEDA (42 investment rate; or (ii) will be of no or application or application (as
U.S.C. 3122) and 13 CFR 300.3. Projects only incidental benefit to the recipient. appropriate) is considered by the
eligible for Public Works or Economic See section 204(c)(3) of PWEDA (42 regional office’s Investment Review
Adjustment investment assistance U.S.C. 3144) and 13 CFR 301.4(b)(4). In Committee (IRC), which is comprised of
include those projects located in regions the case of EDA investment assistance to regional office staff. The IRC discusses
meeting ‘‘Special Need’’ criteria (as a(n) (i) Indian Tribe, (ii) State (or the pre-application or application (as
defined in 13 CFR 300.3), as set forth in political subdivision of a State) that the appropriate) and evaluates it on two
section VIII.B. of the FFO Assistant Secretary determines has levels to (a) determine if the pre-
announcement. exhausted its effective taxing and application or application (as
For-profit, private-sector entities do borrowing capacity, or (iii) non-profit appropriate) meets the program-specific
not qualify for investment assistance organization that the Assistant Secretary award and application requirements
under PWEDA, with one minor determines has exhausted its effective provided in 13 CFR 305.2 for Public
exception: EDA may award a grant borrowing capacity, the Assistant Works investments, 13 CFR 303.3 for
under section 207 (42 U.S.C. 3147) of Secretary has the discretion to establish Planning investments, 13 CFR 306.2 for
PWEDA under its Local Technical a maximum EDA investment rate of up Local and National Technical
Assistance Program or National to one hundred (100) percent of the total Assistance, and 13 CFR 307.2 and 307.4
Technical Assistance Program to a for- project cost. See sections 204(c)(1) and for Economic Adjustment Assistance;
profit organization for the specific (2) of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. 3144) and 13 and (b) evaluate each pre-application or
purposes set forth in 13 CFR 306.1. EDA CFR 301.4(b)(5). Potential applicants application (as appropriate) using the
is not authorized to provide grants should contact the appropriate EDA general evaluation criteria set forth in 13
directly to individuals or to for-profit regional office to make these CFR 301.8. These general evaluation
entities seeking to start or expand a determinations. criteria also are provided below under
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private business. Such requests may be In the proposal (or application) ‘‘Evaluation Criteria.’’
referred to State or local agencies, or to review process, EDA will consider the In the case of a pre-application, after
non-profit economic development nature of the contribution (cash or in- completing its evaluation, the IRC
organizations serving the region in kind) and the amount of the matching recommends to the Regional Director
which the project will be located. share funds. While cash contributions whether an application should be

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invited, documenting its 2. Have strong organizational 1. Investments in support of long-

recommendation in the meeting minutes leadership. An EDA investment will term, coordinated and collaborative
or in the Investment Summary and the have strong leadership, relevant project regional economic development
Project Proposal Summary and management experience, and a approaches:
Evaluation Form. For quality control significant commitment of human • Establish comprehensive regional
assurance, EDA Headquarters reviews resources talent to ensure a project’s economic development strategies that
the IRC’s analysis of the project’s successful execution. identify promising opportunities for
fulfillment of the investment policy 3. Advance productivity, innovation long-term economic growth.
guidelines set forth below under and entrepreneurship. An EDA • Exhibit demonstrable, committed
‘‘Evaluation Criteria’’ and in 13 CFR investment will embrace the principles multi-jurisdictional support from
301.8. After receiving quality control of entrepreneurship, enhance regional leaders across all sectors:
clearance, the Selecting Official, who is industry clusters, and leverage and link i. Public (e.g., mayors, city councils,
the Regional Director, considers the technology innovators and local county executives, senior state
evaluations provided by the IRC and the universities to the private sector to leadership);
degree to which one or more of the create the conditions for greater ii. Institutional (e.g., institutions of
funding priorities provided below are productivity, innovation, and job higher learning);
included, in making his/her decision as creation. iii. Non-profit (e.g., chambers of
to which proponents should be invited 4. Look beyond the immediate commerce, development organizations);
to submit formal applications for economic horizon, anticipate economic and
investment assistance. The Selecting changes, and diversify the local and iv. Private (e.g., leading regional
Official then formally invites successful regional economy. An EDA investment businesses, significant regional industry
proponents to submit full applications will be part of an overarching, long-term associations).
(on Form ED–900A). If the Selecting comprehensive economic development • Generate quantifiable positive
Official declines to invite a full strategy that enhances a region’s success economic outcomes.
application, he/she provides written in achieving a rising standard of living 2. Investments that support
notice to the proponent. by supporting existing industry clusters, innovation and competitiveness:
If a proponent is selected to submit a developing emerging new clusters, or • Develop and enhance the
formal application, the appropriate attracting new regional economic functioning and competitiveness of
regional office will provide application drivers. leading and emerging industry clusters
5. Demonstrate a high degree of local in an economic region.
materials and guidance in completing
commitment by exhibiting: • Advance technology transfer from
them. The proponent will generally • High levels of local government or research institutions to the commercial
have thirty (30) days to submit the non-profit matching funds and private marketplace.
completed application materials to the sector leverage; • Bolster critical infrastructure (e.g.,
regional office. EDA staff will work with • Clear and unified leadership and transportation, communications,
the proponent to resolve application support by local elected officials; and specialized training) to prepare
deficiencies. EDA will notify the • Strong cooperation between the economic regions to compete in the
applicant if EDA accepts a completed business sector, relevant regional world-wide marketplace.
application, and it is forwarded for final partners and local, State and Federal 3. Investments that encourage
review and processing in accordance governments. entrepreneurship:
with EDA and Department of Commerce In addition to using the investment • Cultivate a favorable
procedures. policy guidelines set forth above, EDA entrepreneurial environment consistent
Evaluation Criteria: EDA will select also will evaluate all Planning proposals with regional strategies.
investment proposals or applications (as or applications (as appropriate) based • Enable economic regions to identify
appropriate) competitively based on the on the (i) quality of the proposed scope innovative opportunities among growth-
investment policy guidelines and of work for the development, oriented small and medium-size
funding priority considerations implementation, revision or enterprises.
identified in this notice. EDA will replacement of a comprehensive • Promote community and faith-
evaluate the extent to which a project economic development strategy (CEDS); based entrepreneurship programs aimed
embodies the maximum number of and (ii) qualifications of the proponent at improving economic performance in
investment policy guidelines and to implement the goals and objectives an economic region.
funding priorities possible and strongly resulting from the CEDS. See 13 CFR Additional consideration will be
exemplifies at least one of each. All 303.3(a)(1) and (2). To ensure that the given to investment proposals or
investment proposals or applications (as proposal fully meets these requirements, applications (as appropriate) which
appropriate) will be competitively proponents should pay particular also:
evaluated primarily on their ability to attention to 13 CFR 303.7(b), which sets • Respond to sudden and severe
satisfy one (1) or more of the following forth specific technical requirements for economic dislocations (e.g., major
investment policy guidelines, each of the CEDS. layoffs and/or plant closures, disasters).
equivalent weight and which also are Funding Priorities: Successful • Enable BRAC-impacted
set forth in 13 CFR § 301.8. proposals or applications (as communities to transition from a
1. Be market-based and results driven. appropriate) for EDA’s investment military to civilian economy.
An EDA investment will capitalize on a programs will be regionally-driven • Advance the goals of linking
region’s competitive strengths and will initiatives in areas of the Nation that are historic preservation and economic
positively move a regional economic underperforming and eligible for EDA development as outlined by Executive
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indicator measured on EDA’s Balanced assistance, and that meet one or more of Order 13287, ‘‘Preserve America.’’
Scorecard, such as: An increased the following core criteria (investment • Support the economic revitalization
number of higher-skill, higher-wage proposals or applications that meet of brownfields.
jobs; increased tax revenue; or increased more than one core criterion will be The Department of Commerce Pre-
private sector investment. given more favorable consideration): Award Notification Requirements for

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Grants and Cooperative Agreements: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Scope of the Order

The administrative and national policy The scope of this order is all clad4
requirements for all Department of International Trade Administration steel plate of a width of 600 millimeters
Commerce awards, contained in the (A–588–838) (mm) or more and a composite thickness
Department of Commerce Pre-Award of 4.5 mm or more. Clad steel plate is
Notification Requirements for Grants Clad Steel Plate from Japan: a rectangular finished steel mill product
and Cooperative Agreements, published Continuation of Antidumping Duty consisting of a layer of cladding material
in the Federal Register on December 30, Order (usually stainless steel or nickel) which
2004 (69 FR 78389), are applicable to is metallurgically bonded to a base or
AGENCY: Import Administration,
this competitive solicitation. backing of ferrous metal (usually carbon
International Trade Administration,
or low alloy steel) where the latter
Paperwork Reduction Act: This Department of Commerce.
predominates by weight.
document contains collection-of- SUMMARY: As a result of the
Stainless clad steel plate is
information requirements subject to the determinations by the Department of manufactured to American Society for
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The Commerce (the Department) and the Testing and Materials (ASTM)
use of Forms ED–900P (Pre-Application International Trade Commission (ITC) specifications A263 (400 series stainless
for Investment Assistance) and ED– that revocation of the antidumping duty types) and A264 (300 series stainless
900A (Application for Investment order on clad steel plate from Japan types). Nickel and nickel–base alloy
Assistance) has been approved by the would likely lead to continuation or clad steel plate is manufactured to
Office of Management and Budget recurrence of dumping and material ASTM specification A265. These
(OMB) under the control number 0610– injury to an industry in the United specifications are illustrative but not
0094. Notwithstanding any other States, the Department is publishing necessarily all–inclusive.
provision of law, no person is required notice of continuation of this Clad steel plate within the scope of
antidumping duty order. this order is classifiable under the
to respond to, nor shall any person be
subject to a penalty for failure to comply EFFECTIVE DATE: March 22, 2007. Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the
with, a collection of information subject FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: United States (HTSUS) 7210.90.10.00.
to the requirements of the PRA unless Nichole Zink or Brandon Farlander, AD/ Although the HTSUS subheading is
that collection of information displays a CVD Operations, Import provided for convenience and customs
Administration, International Trade purposes, our written description of the
currently valid OMB control number.
Administration, U.S. Department of scope of this order is dispositive.
Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution
Planning and Review): This notice has Determination
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230;
been determined to be not significant for telephone: (202) 482–0049 and (202) As a result of the determinations by
purposes of Executive Order 12866. 482–0182, respectively. the Department and the ITC that
Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): revocation of this antidumping duty
order would likely lead to continuation
It has been determined that this notice
Background or recurrence of dumping and material
does not contain policies with injury to an industry in the United
Federalism implications as that term is On October 2, 2006, the Department
initiated and the ITC instituted a sunset States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of
defined in Executive Order 13132. the Act, the Department hereby orders
review of the antidumping duty order
Administrative Procedure Act/ the continuation of the antidumping
on clad steel plate from Japan pursuant
Regulatory Flexibility Act: Prior notice duty order on clad steel plate from
to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of
and an opportunity for public comments Japan.
1930, as amended (the Act).1
are not required by the Administrative U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As a result of its review, the
Procedure Act or any other law for rules will continue to collect antidumping
Department found that revocation of the duty cash deposits at the rates in effect
concerning grants, benefits, and antidumping duty order would likely
contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). Because at the time of entry for all imports of
lead to continuation or recurrence of subject merchandise. The effective date
notice and opportunity for comment are dumping and notified the ITC of the of continuation of this order will be the
not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or magnitude of the margins likely to date of publication in the Federal
any other law, the analytical prevail were the order to be revoked.2
requirements of the Regulatory On March 5, 2007, the ITC determined, 4 Cladding is the association of layers of metals
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, of different colors or natures by molecular
inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory that revocation of the antidumping duty interpenetration of the surfaces in contact. This
flexibility analysis has not been orders on clad steel plate from Japan limited diffusion is characteristic of clad products
and differentiates them from products metalized in
prepared. would likely lead to continuation or other manners (e.g., by normal electroplating). The
recurrence of material injury to an various cladding processes include pouring molten
Dated: March 16, 2007.
industry in the United States within a cladding metal onto the basic metal followed by
Sandy K. Baruah, reasonably foreseeable time.3 rolling; simple hot-rolling of the cladding metal to
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for ensure efficient welding to the basic metal; any
other method of deposition of superimposing of the
Economic Development. 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews,
cladding metal followed by any mechanical or
[FR Doc. E7–5223 Filed 3–21–07; 8:45 am] 71 FR 57921 (Oct. 2, 2006); and Clad Steel Plate thermal process to ensure welding (e.g.,
From Japan, Investigation No. 731-TA-739 (Second electrocladding), in which the cladding metal
BILLING CODE 3510–24–P Review), 71 FR 57996 (Oct. 2, 2006). (nickel, chromium, etc.) is applied to the basic
2 See Clad Steel Plate from Japan; Final Results
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES

metal by electroplating, molecular interpenetration

of the Expedited Sunset Review (Second Review) of of the surfaces in contact then being obtained by
the Antidumping Duty Order, 72 FR 4482 (Jan. 31, heat treatment at the appropriate temperature with
2007). subsequent cold rolling. See Harmonized
3 See Clad Steel Plate from Japan, Investigation Commodity Description and Coding System
No. 731-TA-739 (Second Review), 72 FR 10556 Explanatory Notes, Chapter 72, General Note (IV)
(Mar. 8, 2007). (C) (2) (e).

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