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28032 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

96 / Friday, May 18, 2007 / Notices

Dated: May 14, 2007. The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides

P. Michael Payne, that this list may be modified pursuant
to Article 3.25(4)-(5), when the Fiber Content: 70%-75% polyester;
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education
20%-25% viscose
Division, Office of Protected Resources, President of the United States rayon; 3% - 6%
National Marine Fisheries Service. determines that a fabric, yarn, or fiber is spandex
[FR Doc. E7–9632 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] not available in commercial quantities Average Yarn Number: Warp 40/2 to 85/2 met-
in a timely manner in the territory of ric, 60% to 75% pol-
yester staple
any Party. The CAFTA-DR Act states 20% to 35% viscose
that the President will make a rayon staple
COMMITTEE FOR THE determination on whether additional wrapped around 225
fabrics, yarns, and fibers are available in to 126 metric span-
AGREEMENTS commercial quantities in a timely (24/2 to 50/2 wrapped
manner in the territory of any Party. around 40 to 70 de-
Determination under the Textile and The CAFTA-DR Act requires the nier spandex)
Apparel Commercial Availability Filling: 90 to 45 metric fila-
President to establish procedures ment polyester
Provision of the Dominican Republic- governing the submission of a request wrapped around 225
Central America-United States Free and providing opportunity for interested to 125 metric span-
Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR entities to submit comments and dex
Agreement) (100 to 200 denier
supporting evidence before a wrapped around 40
May 15, 2007. commercial availability determination is to 70 denier span-
made. In Presidential Proclamations dex)
AGENCY: The Committee for the
Implementation of Textile Agreements. 7987 and 7996, the President delegated NOTE: The stated size
ACTION: Determination to add a product to CITA the authority under section of the spandex yarns
in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 203(o)(4) of the CAFTA-DR Act for is in the condition as
modifying the Annex 3.25 list. On delivered to the yarn
of the CAFTA-DR Agreement. spinner. Variance
March 21, 2007, CITA published final may occur in the
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 18, 2007. procedures it would follow in final fabric.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the considering requests to modify the Length of Staple in Warp: 1.75 to 2.75 inches
Implementation of Textile Agreements Annex 3.25 list (72 FR 13256). Thread Count: 152 to 285 warp ends
per centimeter x 101
(CITA) has determined that certain two- On April 18, 2007, the Chairman of to 209 filling picks
way stretch woven fabric of polyester/ CITA received a request from Sandler, per centimeter
rayon/spandex, as specified below, are Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of (60 to 112 warp ends
not available in commercial quantities per inch x 40 to 82
Channel Fabrics, for certain polyester/ filling picks per inch)
in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR rayon/spandex two-way stretch woven Weave Type: Various
region. The product will be added to the fabrics, of the specifications detailed Weight: 200 to 302 grams per
list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR below. On April 20, 2007, CITA notified square meter (5.9 to
Agreement in unrestricted quantities. 8.9 ounces per
interested parties of, and posted on its square yard)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: website, the accepted petition and Width: 129 to 152 centimeters
Richard Stetson, Office of Textiles and requested that interested entities (50 to 60 inches)
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, provide, by May 2, 2007, a response Finish: Piece dyed; of yarns of
different colors.
(202) 482-2582. advising of its objection to the request
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON- or its ability to supply the subject R. Matthew Priest,
LINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ product, and rebuttals to responses by Chairman, Committee for the Implementation
CaftaReqTrack.nsf.Reference number: May 8, 2007. of Textile Agreements.
No interested entity filed a response [FR Doc. E7–9633 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am]
advising of its objection to the request BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S
SUPPLEMENTARYINFORMATION: or its ability to supply the subject
Authority: Section 203(o)(4) of the product.
Dominican Republic-Central America-United In accordance with Section DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
States Free Trade Agreement Implementation 203(o)(4)(C)(iii)(II) of the CAFTA-DR
Act (CAFTA-DR Act); the Statement of Department of the Army; Corps of
Administrative Action (SAA), accompanying
Act, and its procedures, as no interested
entity submitted a response objecting to Engineers
the CAFTA-DR Act; Presidential
Proclamations 7987 (February 28, 2006) and the request or expressing an ability to Public Hearing and Notice of
7996 (March 31, 2006). supply the subject product, CITA has Availability for the Draft Environmental
determined to add the specified fabrics Impact Statement for the Matagorda
BACKGROUND: to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA- Ship Channel Improvement Project,
The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides a DR Agreement. Calhoun County and Matagorda
list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, yarns, and The subject fabrics are added to the County, TX
fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA-DR list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR
Agreement have determined are not Agreement in unrestricted quantities. A AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S.
available in commercial quantities in a revised list has been published on-line. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.
timely manner in the territory of any
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ACTION: Notice of a availability.

Party. Articles that otherwise meet the Specifications:
rule of origin to qualify for preferential SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of
treatment are not disqualified because Engineers, Galveston District announces
they contain one of the products on the HTS Subheading: 5407.92.20 the release of the Draft Environmental
Annex 3.25 list. 5407.93.20 Impact Statement (DEIS), the public

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comment period, and the date and to enlarge this reach to 400 feet wide by Register of Historic Places, lists of
location of the Public Hearing, for the ¥44 feet MLT deep (plus 2 feet of properties determined eligible, and
Calhoun County Navigation District’s advanced maintenance depth and 2 feet other sources of information. The
(CCND) proposed Matagorda Ship of overdepth). The existing authorized following is current knowledge of the
Channel Improvement Project (MSCIP). channel dimensioned through the presence or absence of historic
DATES: The USACE Galveston District Matagorda Peninsula are 300 feet wide resources and the effects of the
will be accepting written public by ¥36 feet MLT deep, and the CCND proposed project upon these properties:
comments on the DEIS through July 2, proposes to enlarge this reach to 600 Remote sensing surveys have been
2007. All comments must be feet wide by ¥46 feet MLT deep (plus completed for the majority of the project
postmarked by July 2, 2007. 3 feet of advanced maintenance and 2 footprint in Matagorda and Lavaca bays
ADDRESSES: You may send written feet of overdepth). In the Gulf of and the Gulf of Mexico. Remote sensing
comments to the USACE, Galveston Mexico, the existing authorized channel surveys will be conducted for the
District, Attn: Denise Sloan, P.O. Box dimensions are 300 feet wide by ¥38 following potentially affected areas that
1229, Galveston, TX 77553–1229. feet MLT deep, and CCND proposes to have not already surveyed: the proposed
enlarge the offshore reach to 600 feet new-work ODMDS, three beach
wide by ¥46 feet MLT deep (plus 3 feet nourishment sites, and the remainder of
Questions about the proposed action
of advanced maintenance and 2 feet of two areas for proposed oyster bed
and DEIS can be answered by Ms.
overdepth). The CCND proposes to use creation. Additional close-order surveys
Denise Sloan, (409) 766–3962.
both hydraulic and mechanical dredges, will be conducted on 11 features within
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: including hopper dredges, to perform
Authority: This Federal Action is not 164 ft of the proposed channel
new work and maintenance dredging of alignment. The close-order surveys will
in consideration of a Department of the the proposed project. Approximately
Army (DA) permit application for work help identify features that need further
46.5 million cubic yards of new work investigation to determine significance.
under Section 10 of the Rivers and dredged material would be generated
Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403), Close-order surveys will also be
from the proposed widening and conducted on two features identified
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 deepening project. Maintenance
U.S.C. 1344), and Section 103 of the within, or within 164 ft of, a proposed
dredging of the proposed channel would in-bay PA that cannot be avoided.
Marine Protection, Research, and generate approximately 257.5 million
Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) (33 U.S.C. Archival research and terrestrial surveys
cubic yards of material during the 50- will be conducted at the upland PA and
1413). year planning period. Dredged material
Background: In January 2006, CCND along the three beach nourishment
would be used to create or protect areas. In addition, limited terrestrial
submitted a DA permit application to habitats, nourish beaches, and cap
widen and deepen the Matagorda Ship shoreline surveys will be conducted
mercury-impacted sediments, and where one proposed PA would tie into
Channel (MSC) and to dredge a new would be placed in confined dredged
turning basin and marine ship. It was the bluff. Coordination with the Texas
material placement areas (PAs) in bays Historical Commission (THC) is ongoing
determined that an Environmental and on land, and in unconfined PAs in
Impact Statement would be required for and will be continued to conduct
Matagorda Bay and in unconfined ocean additional surveys of impact areas, test
the proposed project. Since the April 25, dredged material disposal sites
2006, Scoping Meeting, the consulting potentially eligible sites, and manage
(ODMDS) in the Gulf of Mexico. data recovery or avoidance measures as
firm of PBS&J, under the direction of the Additional dredging and placement of
Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of necessary. Should the decision be made
400,000 cubic yards of dredged material to issue a permit for the proposed
Engineers (USACE), prepared a DEIS for would create a levee designed to protect
the proposed project. The DEIS is not MSCIP, it would be conditioned to
habitat. require completion of historical and
available for public review and Section 103 of the Marine Protection,
comment. archeological surveys to meet National
Research, and Sanctuaries Act
Project Description: The CCND Historical Preservation Act Section 106
(MPRSA): Section 103 of the MPRSA
proposes to deepen their berthing requirements. The CCND will obtain
authorizes the USACE to permit the
facilities at the Port of Port Lavaca-Port clearance from the THC and the USACE
placement of dredged material within
Comfort (Port), enlarge the prior to performing construction
an ODMDS, subject to EPA concurrence
approximately 26.6-mile-long MSC from and use of the EPA’s dumping criteria. activities in these areas.
the existing turning basin at the Port With concurrence from the EPA, the Threatened and Endangered Species:
(Channel Station 117+223), through placement of approximately 11.9 Preliminary indications are that the
Lavaca Bay and Matagorda Bay, and million cubic yards of new work proposed project may affect a few
ending offshore in the Gulf of Mexico dredged material from construction of Federally listed endangered or
(Channel Station ¥23+100). A proposed the proposed project into a new, one- threatened species. The project may
new turning basin at the intersection of time use ODMDS may be authorized by affect and is likely to result in adverse
the MSC and the Alcoa Channel would the USACE under Section 103 of effects to the following species:
have a 1,650-foot turning circle, and MPRSA. Similarly, with EPA Loggerhead sea turtle, Kemp’s ridley sea
both the existing CCND berthing concurrence, the USACE may authorize turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, and green
facilities, the existing and proposed continued use of the existing sea turtle. The project, however, is
turning basins, and a proposed new maintenance material ODMDS following unlikely to jeopardize/destroy or
CCND berthing area adjacent to the construction of the proposed project adversely modify critical habitat for any
proposed new turning basin would be under Section 103 of MPRSA. listed species. The piping plover may
dredged to a depth of ¥44 feet Mean Information associated with the Section experience a beneficial effect from the
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Low Tide (MLT). The authorized 103 authorizations is included in the proposed project resulting from habitat
channel dimensions of the MSC, from DEIS (primarily in Appendix L). enhancement (i.e., shoreline
the Port to the Matagorda Peninsula, are National Register of Historic Places: nourishment) through beneficial use of
200 feet wide (bottom width) by ¥36 The staff archaeologist has reviewed the dredged material. A draft Biological
feet MLT deep, and the CCND proposes latest published version of the National Assessment has been prepared and is

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presented to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Public Comment and Public Hearing: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Service (FWS) and the National Marine If you wish to voice your comments, a
Fisheries Service (NMFS) in the DEIS. Public Hearing on the proposed project Submission for OMB Review;
Essential Fish Habitat: Consultation is scheduled for June 5, 2007, at the Comment Request
for Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) of the Bauer Community Center, 2300 North
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Highway 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979. AGENCY: Department of Education.
Conservation and Management Act was Poster presentations will be available for SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official,
initiated in April 2006 via the workshop viewing and project team members will Regulatory Information Management
prior to the public scoping meeting. be present to discuss the DEIS at a Services, Office of Management invites
Letters were also sent to the NMFS in Workshop that will precede the hearing. comments on the submission for OMB
May 2006. Our initial determination is The Workshop will be conducted from review as required by the Paperwork
that the proposed action would not have 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the formal Reduction Act of 1995.
a substantial adverse impact on EFH or Hearing will commence at 7 p.m.
Federally managed fisheries in the Gulf Public Interest Review Factors: The DATES: Interested persons are invited to
of Mexico, but might result in a benefit application will be reviewed in submit comments on or before June 18,
to EFH species by increasing the accordance with 33 CFR 320–330, the 2007.
productivity in the bay system. Our Regulatory Programs of the USACE, and
other pertinent laws, regulations and ADDRESSES: Written comments should
final determination relative to project
executive orders. The decision whether be addressed to the Office of
impacts and the need for mitigation
to issue a permit will be based on an Information and Regulatory Affairs,
measures is subject to additional review
evaluation of the probable impacts, Attention: Education Desk Officer,
by and coordination with the NMFS.
Other Agency Authorizations: Texas including cumulative impacts, of the Office of Management and Budget, 725
Coastal Zone consistency certification is proposed activity on the public interest. 17th Street, NW., Room 10222,
required. The applicant has stated that That decision will reflect the national Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are
the project is consistent with the Texas concern for both protection and encouraged to submit responses
Coastal Management Program goals and utilization of important resources. The electronically by email to
policies and will be conducted in a benefits which reasonably may be oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax
manner consistent with said Program. expected to accrue from the proposal to (202) 395–6974. Commenters should
Additional information can be found in must be balanced against reasonably include the following subject line in
Appendix P of the DEIS. The DEIS and foreseeable detriments associated with their response ‘‘Comment: [insert OMB
Texas Coastal Consistency the proposal. All factors which may be number], [insert abbreviated collection
Determination have been submitted to relevant to the proposal will be name, e.g., ‘‘Upward Bound
the Coastal Coordination Council for considered. These include, but are not Evaluation’’]. Persons submitting
review. limited to: Dredged material comments electronically should not
Availability of Draft Environmental management, air quality, shoreline submit paper copies.
Impact Statement (DEIS): Pursuant to erosion, economics, general
Section 102(2)(c) of the National environmental concerns, historic
3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of resources, protected species, navigation,
1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires
1969, as amended and as implemented recreation, water and sediment quality,
that the Office of Management and
by the Council on Environmental energy needs, safety, hazardous
Budget (OMB) provide interested
Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508) a materials, and, in general, the welfare of
Federal agencies and the public an early
DEIS for the proposed Matagorda Ship the people.
Solicitation of Comments: The opportunity to comment on information
Channel Improvement Project has been collection requests. OMB may amend or
filed with the EPA and is being made USACE is soliciting comments from the
public, Federal, State, and local waive the requirement for public
available to Federal, State, and local consultation to the extent that public
agencies and all interested parties. The agencies and officials, Indian tribes, and
other interested parties in order to participation in the approval process
DEIS can be viewed at http://
consider and evaluate the impacts of would defeat the purpose of the
this proposed activity. Any comments information collection, violate State or
Copies of the DEIS are available by
received will be considered by USACE Federal law, or substantially interfere
contacting Ms. Denise Sloan. In
to determine whether to issue, modify, with any agency’s ability to perform its
addition, copies of the DEIS are
condition or deny a permit for this statutory obligations. The IC Clearance
available for viewing at the following
proposal.To make this decision, Official, Regulatory Information
• Calhoun County Public Library, comments will be considered in the Management Services, Office of
Port O’Connor Branch, P.O. Box 424, evaluation of impacts on endangered Management, publishes that notice
Port O’Connor, TX 77982. species, historic properties, water containing proposed information
• Calhoun County Public Library, quality, general environmental effects, collection requests prior to submission
Point Comfort Branch, P.O. Box 382, and the other public interest factors of these requests to OMB. Each
Point Comfort, TX 77978. listed above. Comments will be used in proposed information collection,
• Victoria Public Library, 302 N. the preparation of the Final grouped by office, contains the
Main, Victoria, TX 77901. Environmental Impact Statement following: (1) Type of review requested,
• Jackson County Memorial Library, pursuant to NEPA. Comments are also e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or
411 N. Wells, Room 121, Edna, TX used to determine the overall public reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of
77957. the collection; (4) Description of the
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interest of the proposed activity.

• Palacios Library, 326 Main St., need for, and proposed use of, the
Palacios, TX 77465. Brenda S. Bowen, information; (5) Respondents and
• Matagorda County Library, Bay City Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. frequency of collection; and (6)
Branch, 1100 7th St., Bay City, TX [FR Doc. 07–2339 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] Reporting and/or Recordkeeping
77414. BILLING CODE 3710–52–M burden. OMB invites public comment.

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