Tuna-Tariff-Rate Quota, 16512 [05-6396]

Download as PDF 16512 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 61 / Thursday, March 31, 2005 / Notices from other offices participated in its development. Dated: March 28, 2005. Robert C. Bonner, Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 05–6398 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am] Dated: March 25, 2005. Jayson P. Ahern, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations. [FR Doc. 05–6396 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4820–02–P BILLING CODE 4820–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Tuna—Tariff-Rate Quota The tariff-rate quota for Calendar Year 2005, on tuna classifiable under subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. Announcement of the quota quantity of tuna in airtight containers for Calendar Year 2005. ACTION: SUMMARY: Each year the tariff-rate quota for tuna described in subheading 1604.14.22, HTSUS, is based on the apparent United States consumption of tuna in airtight containers during the preceding Calendar Year. This document sets forth the tariff-rate quota for Calendar Year 2005. Effective Dates: The 2005 tariffrate quota is applicable to tuna entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during the period January 1, through December 31, 2005. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Chancey, Chief, Quota Branch, Textile Enforcement and Operations Division, Trade Compliance and Facilitation, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229, (202) 344–2650. It has now been determined that 19,034,563 kilograms of tuna in air-tight containers may be entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during the Calendar Year 2005, at the rate of 6 percent ad valorem under subheading 1604.14.22, HTSUS. Any such tuna which is entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during the current calendar year in excess of this quota will be dutiable at the rate of 12.5 percent ad valorem under subheading 1604.14.30 HTSUS. BACKGROUND: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:30 Mar 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 Information Collection Renewal Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; OMB Control Number 1018–0103, Conservation Order for Control of MidContinent Light Geese, 50 CFR 21.60 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The number of mid-continent light geese (MCLG) has increased exponentially over the past several decades in prairie Canada and the midwestern United States, primarily due to (1) the expansion of agriculture and concurrent increase in food supply, (2) a decline in adult mortality, and (3) an increase in winter survival. These rapidly expanding populations have placed unprecedented pressure on arctic and subarctic breeding habitats. Prior to implementation of the conservation order, we (Fish and Wildlife Service) attempted to curb the growth rate of MCLG populations by liberalizing bag limits and increasing the light goose hunting season to 107 days, the maximum allowed by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, as amended. Although these changes resulted in increased harvest, the harvest rate (percent of population harvested) continued to decline as populations grew exponentially. Clearly, traditional wildlife management strategies were not working. Therefore, we created the conservation order, which authorizes States and tribes to implement population control measures without having to obtain a permit, thus significantly reducing their administrative burden. The States and tribes may conduct a population reduction program under the authority of the conservation order within the conditions provided by the Service. We have submitted the collection of information pertaining to the conservation order (described below) to OMB for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: You must submit comments on or before May 2, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection renewal to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB–OIRA at (202) 395–6566 (fax) or OIRA_DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy of your comments to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222–ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); (703) 358–2269 (fax); or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information collection request or explanatory information, contact Hope Grey at the above addresses or by phone at (703) 358–2482. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have submitted a request to OMB to renew approval of information collection requirements for the Conservation Order for Control of Mid-Continent Light Geese. Currently, we have approval from OMB to collect information under OMB control number 1018–0103. This approval expires on March 31, 2005. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless we display a currently valid OMB control number. OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). Following our submittal, OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove our information collection request; however, OMB may make its decision as early as 30 days after our submittal. Therefore, to ensure that your comments receive consideration, send your comments and suggestions to OMB by the date listed in the DATES section. On November 15, 2004, we published in the Federal Register (69 FR 65627) a 60-day notice of our intent to request renewal of information collection authority from OMB. In that notice, we solicited public comments for 60 days, ending on January 14, 2005. We did not receive any comments. Lesser snow and Ross’ geese are referred to as ‘‘light’’ geese because of their light coloration as opposed to ‘‘dark’’ geese such as white-fronted or Canada Geese. The number of light geese in the mid-continent region has nearly quadrupled during the past several decades. Feeding activity of light geese seriously injures their habitat and habitat important to other migratory birds, which poses a serious threat to ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 05-6396]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection


Tuna--Tariff-Rate Quota

    The tariff-rate quota for Calendar Year 2005, on tuna classifiable 
under subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS).
AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: Announcement of the quota quantity of tuna in airtight 
containers for Calendar Year 2005.

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SUMMARY: Each year the tariff-rate quota for tuna described in 
subheading 1604.14.22, HTSUS, is based on the apparent United States 
consumption of tuna in airtight containers during the preceding 
Calendar Year. This document sets forth the tariff-rate quota for 
Calendar Year 2005.

DATES: Effective Dates: The 2005 tariff-rate quota is applicable to 
tuna entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during the 
period January 1, through December 31, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Chancey, Chief, Quota Branch, 
Textile Enforcement and Operations Division, Trade Compliance and 
Facilitation, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Washington, DC 20229, (202) 344-2650.

Background: It has now been determined that 19,034,563 kilograms of 
tuna in air-tight containers may be entered for consumption or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during the Calendar Year 2005, 
at the rate of 6 percent ad valorem under subheading 1604.14.22, HTSUS. 
Any such tuna which is entered or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption during the current calendar year in excess of this quota 
will be dutiable at the rate of 12.5 percent ad valorem under 
subheading 1604.14.30 HTSUS.

    Dated: March 25, 2005.
Jayson P. Ahern,
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations.
[FR Doc. 05-6396 Filed 3-30-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4820-02-P