Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) Application Form, 25153-25154 [E6-6379]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 82 / Friday, April 28, 2006 / Notices National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 042006D] Endangered Species; File No. 1576 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543–1026, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before May 30, 2006. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9328; fax (978)281–9394. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1576. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:14 Apr 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The NEFSC proposes to test modifications to scallop dredge gear that may reduce the probability of turtle injuries due to gear interactions. The NEFSC also proposes to opportunistically collect biological information from sea turtles captured in other projects or fisheries to improve NMFS’s ability to assess stocks and the impact of anthropogenic activities. The NEFSC would annually capture and/or handle, measure, weigh, flipper tag, passive integrated transponder tag, tissue biopsy, collect parts from, photograph, and release up to 75 loggerhead, 9 leatherback, 26 Kemp’s ridley, 10 green, 6 hawksbill, 1 olive ridley, and an additional 6 of any of these species (any combination). The research would occur in the Western Atlantic Ocean (Florida Keys through Maine) and the permit would be issued for 5 years. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: April 24, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–6446 Filed 4–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S 25153 DC 20230 (or via the Internet dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Clifton Beck, NTIA, Room H–4888, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The purpose of the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program is to assist, through matching funds, in the planning and construction of public telecommunications facilities in order to achieve the following objectives: • Extend delivery of public telecommunications services to as many citizens in the United States as possible by the most efficient and economical means, including the use of broadcast and non-broadcast technologies; • Increase public telecommunications services and facilities available to, operated by, and owned by minorities and women; and • Strengthen the capability of existing public radio and television stations to provide public telecommunications services to the public. II. Method of Collection Collection allows grantees to make all submissions either over the Internet or by mail. III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) Application Form ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Control Number: 0660–0003. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, and state or local government agencies. Estimated Number of Total Respondents: 300. Estimated Time Per Response: 4 to 84 hours, depending on required information. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,830. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $0. 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 will 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 E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 25154 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 82 / Friday, April 28, 2006 / Notices collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., 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 the information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 24, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–6379 Filed 4–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Special Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Australia April 25, 2006. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (the Committee). ACTION: Notice of Procedures. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the procedures the Committee will follow in considering requests from the public for textile and apparel safeguard actions as provided for in Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: Requests must be submitted to: the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room H3100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria D’Andrea, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BACKGROUND: Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) implements the textile and apparel safeguard provisions, provided for in Article 4.1 of the Agreement. The safeguard mechanism applies when, as a result of the elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, a textile or apparel article from Australia is being imported into the United States in such VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:14 Apr 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry producing a like or directly competitive article. In these circumstances, Article 4.1 permits the United States to increase duties on the imported article to a level that does not exceed the lesser of the prevailing U.S. normal trade relations (NTR)/most-favored-nation (MFN) duty rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on the day before the Agreement enters into force. The import tariff relief is effective beginning on the date that the Committee determines that a textile or apparel article from Australia, as defined in Section 301(2) of the Act, is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage, or actual threat thereof, to a U.S. industry producing an article that is like, or directly competitive with, the imported article. The maximum period of import tariff relief, including provisional relief, as set forth in Sections 3 and 4 of this notice, shall be two years. However, the Committee may extend the period of import relief for an additional two years if the Committee determines that the continuation is necessary to remedy or prevent serious damage or actual threat thereof and to facilitate adjustment by the domestic industry to import competition, and that the domestic industry is, in fact, making a positive adjustment to import competition. Import tariff relief may not be imposed for an aggregate period greater than four years. Import tariff relief may not be applied to the same article at the same time under these procedures if relief previously has been granted with respect to that article under: (1) these provisions; (2) Subtitle A to Title III of the Act; or (3) Chapter 1 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1974. Authority to provide import tariff relief with respect to an Australian textile or apparel article will expire ten years after duties on the article are eliminated. Under Article 4.1.7 of the Agreement, if the United States provides relief to a domestic industry under the textile and apparel safeguard, it must provide Australia ‘‘mutually agreed trade liberalizing compensation in the form of concessions having substantially equivalent trade effects or equivalent to the value of the additional customs duties expected to result from the emergency [safeguard] action.’’ Such concessions shall be limited to textile PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and apparel products, unless the United States and Australia agree otherwise. If the United States and Australia are unable to agree on trade liberalizing compensation, Australia may increase customs duties equivalently on U.S. products. The obligation to provide compensation terminates upon termination of the safeguard relief. Section 327 of the Act extends the authority under Section 123 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2133), as amended, to measures taken pursuant to the Agreement’s textile and apparel safeguard provisions. In order to facilitate the implementation of Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, the Committee has determined that actions taken under this safeguard fall within the foreign affairs exception to the rulemaking provision of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1), and this notice does not waive that determination. These procedures are not subject to the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1) and 553(b)(A). 1. Requirements for Requests. Pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Act and Section 6 of Presidential Proclamation 7857 of December 23, 2004, an interested party may file a request for a textile or apparel safeguard action with the Committee. The Committee will review requests from an interested party sent to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Ten copies of any such request must be provided. As provided in Section 328 of the Act, the Committee will protect from disclosure any business confidential information that is marked ‘‘business confidential’’ to the full extent permitted by law. To the extent that business confidential information is provided, two copies of a non-confidential version must also be provided, in which business confidential information is summarized or, if necessary, deleted. At the conclusion of the request, an interested party must attest that ‘‘all information contained in the request is complete and accurate and no false claims, statements, or representations have been made.’’ Consistently with Section 321(a), the Committee will review a request initially to determine whether to commence consideration of the request on its merits. Within 15 working days of receipt of a request, the Committee will determine whether the request provides the information necessary for the E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 82 (Friday, April 28, 2006)]
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[Pages 25153-25154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-6379]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public 
Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) Application Form

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Forms Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 1401 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Clifton Beck, NTIA, Room H-4888, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The purpose of the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program is 
to assist, through matching funds, in the planning and construction of 
public telecommunications facilities in order to achieve the following 
objectives:
     Extend delivery of public telecommunications services to 
as many citizens in the United States as possible by the most efficient 
and economical means, including the use of broadcast and non-broadcast 
technologies;
     Increase public telecommunications services and facilities 
available to, operated by, and owned by minorities and women; and
     Strengthen the capability of existing public radio and 
television stations to provide public telecommunications services to 
the public.

II. Method of Collection

    Collection allows grantees to make all submissions either over the 
Internet or by mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0660-0003.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, and state or local 
government agencies.
    Estimated Number of Total Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 4 to 84 hours, depending on required 
information.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,830.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $0.

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 will 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

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collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, e.g., 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 the information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 24, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-6379 Filed 4-27-06; 8:45 am]
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