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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

91 / Thursday, May 11, 2006 / Notices 27467

Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. industry in commercial quantities in a supplied by the domestic industry in
Dated: May 8, 2006. timely manner under the AGOA. commercial quantities in a timely
James P. Burgess, manner. The petition requested that
SUMMARY: On March 6, 2006, the
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable
men’s knit sweaters made of such yarn
Chairman of CITA received a petition be eligible for preferential treatment
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. from Shibani Inwear alleging that a
[FR Doc. 06–4414 Filed 5–10–06; 8:45am]
under the AGOA.
certain combed and ring-spun yarn, of a On March 15, 2006, CITA published
BILLING CODE 3510–22–M 92-percent cotton and 8-percent a notice in the Federal Register
cashmere blend, comprised of 2/32 Nm requesting public comments on the
resulting in a 16 Nm yarn size, classified petition (71 FR 13359), particularly with
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE in subheading 5205.42.00.20 of the respect to whether this yarn can be
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the supplied by the domestic industry in
Technology Administration United States (HTSUS), cannot be commercial quantities in a timely
National Medal of Technology supplied by the domestic industry in manner. On March 31, 2006, CITA and
Nomination Evaluation Committee; commercial quantities in a timely
USTR offered to hold consultations with
Notice of Charter Renewal; Renewal of manner. The petition requested that
the House Ways and Means Committee
the President’s National Medal of men’s knit sweaters made of such yarn
and the Senate Finance Committee, but
Technology Nomination Evaluation be eligible for preferential treatment
no consultations were requested. We
under the AGOA. CITA has determined
Committee Charter also requested advice from the U.S.
that the subject yarn can be supplied by
International Trade Commission (ITC)
AGENCY: Technology Administration, the domestic industry in commercial
and the relevant Industry Trade
U.S. Department of Commerce. quantities in a timely manner and,
Advisory Committees.
ACTION: Notice of the renewal of the therefore, denies the request.
Based on the information and advice
National Medal of Technology FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
CITA received, public comments, and
Nomination Evaluation Committee Anna Flaaten, International Trade the report from the ITC, CITA found that
Charter. Specialist, Office of Textiles and there is domestic capacity and ability to
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, supply the subject yarn in commercial
SUMMARY: Please note that the Secretary (202) 482-3400. quantities in a timely manner. North
of Commerce, with the concurrence of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Carolina Spinning Mills currently
the General Services Administration,
Authority: Section 112(b)(5)(B) of the makes cashmere blend yarns and can
has renewed the Charter for the National AGOA; Presidential Proclamation 7350 of supply the subject yarn in the quantities
Medal of Technology Nomination October 2, 2000; Section 1 of Executive Order specified by the petitioner.
Evaluation Committee on March 17, No. 13191 of January 17, 2001. On the basis of currently available
2006. It has been determined that the information and our review of this
Committee is necessary and in the Background:
The AGOA provides for quota- and request, CITA has determined that there
public interest. is domestic capacity to supply the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: duty-free treatment for qualifying textile
and apparel products. Such treatment is subject yarn in commercial quantities in
Mildred Porter, Director and Designated a timely manner. The request from
Federal Official, National Medal of generally limited to products
manufactured from yarns and fabrics Shibani Inwear is denied.
Technology Program, Technology
Administration, U.S. Department of formed in the United States or a James C. Leonard III,
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, beneficiary country. The AGOA also Chairman, Committee for the Implementation
NW., Room 4817, Washington, DC provides for quota- and duty-free of Textile Agreements.
20230, telephone (202) 482–1424; E- treatment for apparel articles that are [FR Doc. E6–7226 Filed 5–10–06; 8:45 am]
mail: NMT@technology.gov. both cut (or knit-to-shape) and sewn or BILLING CODE 3510–DS
otherwise assembled in one or more
Dated: May 3, 2006. beneficiary countries from fabric or yarn
Mildred Porter, that is not formed in the United States, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Director and Designated Federal Official, if it has been determined that such
National Medal of Technology. fabric or yarn cannot be supplied by the Office of the Secretary
[FR Doc. E6–7160 Filed 5–10–06; 8:45 am] domestic industry in commercial
BILLING CODE 3510–18–P quantities in a timely manner. In [No. DoD–2006–OS–0081]
Executive Order No. 13191 (66 FR
Proposed Collection; Comment
7271), CITA has been delegated the
Request
COMMITTEE FOR THE authority to determine whether yarns or
IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE fabrics cannot be supplied by the AGENCY: DoD, Washington Headquarters
AGREEMENTS domestic industry in commercial Services (WHS), Planning and
quantities in a timely manner under the Evaluation Directorate, Quality
Denial of a Commercial Availability AGOA. On March 6, 2001, CITA Management Division.
Request under the African Growth and published procedures that it will follow ACTION: Notice.
Opportunity Act (AGOA) in considering requests (66 FR 13502).
On March 6, 2006, the Chairman of In compliance with Section
May 5, 2006. CITA received a petition from Shibani 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork
AGENCY: The Committee for the Inwear alleging that a certain combed Reduction Act of 1995, the DoD
cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES

Implementation of Textile Agreements and ring-spun yarn, of a 92-percent Washington Headquarters Services,
(CITA). cotton and 8-percent cashmere blend, Planning and Evaluation Directorate,
ACTION: Denial of the request alleging comprised of 2/32 Nm resulting in a 16 Quality Management Division
that certain cotton/cashmere yarn Nm yarn size, classified in HTSUS announces the proposed extension of a
cannot be supplied by the domestic subheading 5205.42.00.20, cannot be public information collection and seeks

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