Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2018 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year, 42969-42970 [2017-19410]

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Number of Respondents: 21,240. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2018 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a fee of $300 to be charged for the 2018 tariffrate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States. DATES: September 13, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, STOP 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021 or telephone at (202) 720–9439. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 7 CFR 6.20–6.36 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-quota TRQ tariff-rates by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 42970 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority in order to defray the Department of Agriculture’s costs of administering the licensing system under this regulation. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to be issued for the 2018 calendar year. Notice: The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of administering the licensing system for 2018 has been estimated to be $749,300.00 and the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued is 2,500. Of the total cost, $479,200.00 represents staff and supervisory costs directly related to administering the licensing system, and $270,100.00 represents other miscellaneous costs, including travel, postage, publications, forms, and ADP system support. Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license issued to a person or firm for the 2018 calendar year, in accordance with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $300 per license. Issued at Washington, DC the 7th day of September, 2017. Ronald Lord, Licensing Authority. [FR Doc. 2017–19410 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Adjustment of Appendices Under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation for the 2017 Tariff-Rate Quota Year Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the revised appendices under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2017 quota year reflecting the cumulative annual transfers from Appendix 1 to Appendix 2 for certain dairy product import licenses permanently surrendered by licensees or revoked by the Licensing Authority. DATES: September 13, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, at (202) 720– 9439; or by email at: abdelsalam.elfarra@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Foreign Agricultural Service, under a delegation of authority from the Secretary of Agriculture, administers the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation codified at 7 CFR 6.20–6.36 that provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles under tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) SUMMARY: as set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. These dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the low-tier tariff by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, issues these licenses and, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, monitors their use. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.34(a) states: ‘‘Whenever a historical license (Appendix 1) is not issued to an applicant pursuant to the provisions of § 6.23, is permanently surrendered or is revoked by the Licensing Authority, the amount of such license will be transferred to Appendix 2.’’ Section 6.34(b) provides that the cumulative annual transfers will be published by notice in the Federal Register each year. Accordingly, this document sets forth the revised Appendices for the 2017 tariff-rate quota year below. Issued at Washington, DC on July 21, 2017. Ronald Lord, Licensing Authority. ARTICLES SUBJECT TO: APPENDIX 1, HISTORICAL LICENSES; APPENDIX 2 NON-HISTORICAL LICENSES; AND APPENDIX 3, DESIGNATED IMPORTERS LICENSES FOR QUOTA YEAR 2017 [Quantities in Kilograms] Sum of Appendix 1&2 Appendix 3 Tokyo R. Appendix 4 Uruguay R. Grand total 6,977,000 96,161 150,593 73,935 6,656,311 5,261,000 600,076 219,565 4,441,359 3,321,300 3,175 3,318,125 224,981 161,161 63,820 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 6,977,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5,261,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ 3,321,300 ........................ ........................ 224,981 ........................ ........................ 6,080,500 6,080,500 6,080,500 6,080,500 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 6,080,500 ........................ 17,428,088 21,864,781 ........................ ........................ 21,864,781 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Non-cheese articles Appendix 1 BUTTER (NOTE 6) .................................. EU–27 ...................................................... New Zealand ............................................ Other Countries ........................................ Any Country ............................................. DRIED SKIM MILK (NOTE 7) .................. Australia ............................................ Canada ............................................. Any Country ...................................... DRIED WHOLE MILK (NOTE 8) ............. New Zealand ..................................... Any Country ...................................... DRIED BUTTERMILK/WHEY (NOTE 12) Canada ............................................. New Zealand ..................................... BUTTER SUBSTITUTES CONTAINING OVER 45 PERCENT OF BUTTERFAT AND/OR BUTTER OIL (NOTE 14) ...... Any Country ...................................... TOTAL: NON-CHEESE ARTICLES ...................................... 4,436,693 63,058 76,503 37,155 4,259,977 ........................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,540,307 33,103 74,090 36,780 2,396,334 5,261,000 600,076 219,565 4,441,359 3,321,300 3,175 3,318,125 224,981 161,161 63,820 0 0 4,436,693 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Appendix 2 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 13, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2018 Tariff-
Rate Import Quota Year

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a fee of $300 to be charged for the 2018 
tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or 
firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of 
certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set 
forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.

DATES: September 13, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import 
Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, STOP 
1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-1021 or telephone at (202) 720-9439.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing 
Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 
7 CFR 6.20-6.36 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain 
dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those 
dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-
quota TRQ tariff-rates by or for the account of a person or firm to 
whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the 
terms and conditions of the regulation.
    Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license 
authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type 
of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such 
licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import 
Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S.

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Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged 
for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority 
in order to defray the Department of Agriculture's costs of 
administering the licensing system under this regulation.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing 
Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such 
fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal 
Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to 
be issued for the 2018 calendar year.

    Notice: The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of 
administering the licensing system for 2018 has been estimated to be 
$749,300.00 and the estimated number of licenses expected to be 
issued is 2,500. Of the total cost, $479,200.00 represents staff and 
supervisory costs directly related to administering the licensing 
system, and $270,100.00 represents other miscellaneous costs, 
including travel, postage, publications, forms, and ADP system 
support.

    Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license 
issued to a person or firm for the 2018 calendar year, in accordance 
with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $300 per license.

    Issued at Washington, DC the 7th day of September, 2017.
Ronald Lord,
Licensing Authority.
[FR Doc. 2017-19410 Filed 9-12-17; 8:45 am]
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