Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; High Seas Fishing Vessel Reporting Requirements, 3680-3681 [05-1338]

Download as PDF 3680 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 26, 2005 / Notices subsidies are not being provided to Richelain Farms. Based on these final results, we are excluding Richelain Farms from the countervailing duty order in this proceeding. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to refund all collected cash deposits and waive future cash deposit requirements for Richelain Farms, as detailed in the ‘‘Final Results of Expedited Review’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 26, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Cho or Daniel Alexy, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3798 and (202) 482–1540, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Petitioner The petitioner is the North Dakota Wheat Commission, one of the participating petitioners in the investigation. Period of Review The period of review for this expedited review is the same period as the investigation: August 1, 2001, to July 31, 2002, which coincides with the fiscal year of the Canadian Wheat Board (‘‘CWB’’). See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(2) and 19 CFR 351.214(k)(3)(i). Background The preliminary results of this expedited review were published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2004. See Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Expedited Review: Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada, 69 FR 61799 (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). In the Preliminary Results, we invited parties to comment. The parties neither submitted comments nor requested a hearing. Scope of Review The products covered by this order are all varieties of hard red spring wheat (‘‘HRSW’’) from Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, varieties commonly referred to as Canada Western Red Spring, Canada Western Extra Strong, and Canada Prairie Spring Red. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings: 1001.90.10.00, 1001.90.20.05, 1001.90.20.11, 1001.90.20.12, 1001.90.20.13, VerDate jul<14>2003 19:33 Jan 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 1001.90.20.14, 1001.90.20.16, 1001.90.20.19, 1001.90.20.21, 1001.90.20.22, 1001.90.20.23, 1001.90.20.24, 1001.90.20.26, 1001.90.20.29, 1001.90.20.35, and 1001.90.20.96. This order does not cover imports of wheat that enter under the subheadings 1001.90.10.00 and 1001.90.20.96 that are not classifiable as hard red spring wheat. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Final Results of Expedited Review The CWB represents Western Canadian wheat producers who want to sell their wheat in the global wheat market. The CWB enjoys certain powers and rights similar to those of government agencies; for example, under the Canadian Wheat Board Act, the CWB is a single–desk seller of all ‘‘Western Division’’ grain. According to the Canada Transportation Act, ‘‘Western Division’’ means the part of Canada lying west of the meridian passing through the eastern boundary of the City of Thunder Bay, including the whole of the Province of Manitoba. In the September 5, 2003, Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations: Certain Durum Wheat and Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada, 68 FR 52747, we determined that the CWB benefitted from two countervailable subsidy programs: ‘‘Provision of Government–Owned and Leased Railcars’’ and ‘‘Comprehensive Financial Risk Coverage: The Borrowing, Lending, and Initial Payment Guarantees.’’ In its questionnaire response, Richelain Farms (‘‘Richelain’’) (the respondent in this expedited review), which is located in Quebec, reported that it never benefitted from the subsidy programs found countervailable in the investigation. Furthermore, Richelain reported that it has never purchased or exported CWB wheat, and that it has no business relationship with the CWB. At verification, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) did not find any evidence that Richelain received subsidies from the programs found countervailable in the investigation. The Department also found no indication of any relationship between Richelain and the CWB, or that Richelain exported CWB–sourced wheat to the United States. See October 8, 2004, memorandum entitled, ‘‘Verification of Richelain Farms in the Countervailing Duty Expedited Review of Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada,’’ which is on file in the Department’s Central records Unit in PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Room B–099 of the main Department building. Accordingly, the Department determines that Richelain has not benefitted from any of the subsidies found countervailable in the investigation. The calculated individual subsidy rate for Richelain, the only respondent subject to this expedited review, is zero. Accordingly, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(k)(3)(iv), we determine that Richelain should be excluded from the countervailing duty order. As a result, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to refund all cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties collected on all shipments of HRSW produced and exported by Richelain. In addition, we will instruct CBP to waive cash deposit requirements of estimated countervailing duties on all shipments of HRSW produced and exported by Richelain, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of these results. The results of this expedited review are published pursuant to sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: January 19, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–303 Filed 1–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011905D] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; High Seas Fishing Vessel Reporting Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 26, 2005 / Notices Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at DHynek@doc.gov). they also will become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: January 14, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–1338 Filed 1–25–05; 8:45 am] Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Bob Dickinson, F/SF4, Room 13304, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3282 (phone 301– 713–2276, ext. 154). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The operators of vessels licensed under the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act are required to report their catch and fishing effort when fishing on the high seas. The requirement is for fishery management purposes and to provide data to international organizations. Vessels already maintaining logbooks under other specific regulations are not required to maintain an additional logbook. II. Method of Collection Paper logbook pages are submitted. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0349. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 550. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes per day for days fish are caught; and 1 minute per day for days when fish are not caught. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 850. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 3,000. IV. Request for Comments 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 (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; VerDate jul<14>2003 19:33 Jan 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011905C] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; High Seas Fishing Vessel Identification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at DHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Bob Dickinson, F/SF4, Room 13304, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3282 (phone 301– 713–2276, ext. 154). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The operators of vessels licensed under the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act are required to mark their vessels in 3 locations (port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on a weatherdeck) with their official number or radio call sign. The requirement is for enforcement purposes. II. Method of Collection No information is submitted, only displayed on the vessel. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0348. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3681 Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Time Per Response: 45 minutes (15 minutes for each of 3 locations). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,000. IV. Request for Comments 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 (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 14, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–1339 Filed 1–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011805D] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; High Seas Fishing Permit Application Information National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 26, 2005)]
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[Pages 3680-3681]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 011905D]


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; High Seas 
Fishing Vessel Reporting Requirements

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 28, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW,

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Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at DHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Bob Dickinson, F/SF4, Room 13304, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282 (phone 301-713-2276, ext. 154).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The operators of vessels licensed under the High Seas Fishing 
Compliance Act are required to report their catch and fishing effort 
when fishing on the high seas. The requirement is for fishery 
management purposes and to provide data to international organizations. 
Vessels already maintaining logbooks under other specific regulations 
are not required to maintain an additional logbook.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper logbook pages are submitted.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0349.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 550.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes per day for days fish are 
caught; and 1 minute per day for days when fish are not caught.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 850.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 3,000.

IV. Request for Comments

    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 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: January 14, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-1338 Filed 1-25-05; 8:45 am]
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