Export Trade Certificate of Review, 71134-71135 [E6-20904]

Download as PDF 71134 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices II. Method of Collection Electronic submission to the International Trade Administration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: III. Data OMB Number: 0625–0232. Form Number: ITA–4146P. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Affected Public: Business or other For-Profit Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time per Response: Exporters: 10 Minutes. Financial Institutions: 30 Minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $3,150. 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 costs) 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 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: December 5, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–20883 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of Application to Amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: Export Trading Company Affairs (‘‘ETCA’’), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (‘‘Certificate’’). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from state and federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and summarizing its proposed export conduct. Request for Public Comments Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7021–B H, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as ‘‘Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 05–2A001.’’ A summary of the application for an amendment follows. Summary of the Application Applicant: Central America Poultry Export Quota, Inc. (‘‘CA–PEQ’’), 901 New York Avenue, NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001–4413. Contact: Kyd D. Brenner, Partner, DTB Associates, LLP, Telephone: (202) 661–7098. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Application No.: 05–2A001. Date Deemed Submitted: November 28, 2006. The original CA–PEQ Certificate was issued on January 30, 2006 (71 FR 6753, February 9, 2006) and last amended on July 11, 2006 (71 FR 40076, July 14, 2006). Proposed Amendment 1. CA–PEQ seeks to amend the Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation section of its certificate at part 2 (Implementation), F (Contents of Bid), first sentence, (ii) from: the quantity of poultry bid, in an amount that is a multiple of 25 metric tons to: the quantity of poultry bid, with a minimum bid of one metric ton. 2. CA–PEQ seeks to allow for the public disclosure of the following two additional pieces of information regarding the result of its public tender process: (a) The average bid price for all successful bids; and (b) the names of the successful bidders. This change would be reflected by amending the Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation section of its certificate at part 2 (Implementation), H (Confidentiality of Information) from: The Administrator shall treat all bids and their contents as confidential. The Administrator shall disclose any such information only to another neutral third party or authorized government official of the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras or Nicaragua, signatories to the DR–CAFTA, and only where necessary to ensure the effective operation of the TRQ System or where required by law (including appropriate disclosure in connection with the arbitration of a dispute). However, after the issuance of all TRQ Certificates from an open-tender process, the Administrator shall notify all bidders and shall disclose publicly (i) the total tonnage for which TRQ Certificates were awarded, and (ii) the lowest price per metric ton of all successful bids to: The Administrator shall treat all bids and their contents as confidential. The Administrator shall disclose any such information only to another neutral third party or authorized government official of the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras or Nicaragua, signatories to the DR–CAFTA, and only where necessary to ensure the effective operation of the TRQ System or where required by law (including appropriate disclosure in connection with the arbitration of a dispute). However, after close of each open-tender process the Administrator shall notify all bidders and shall disclose publicly (i) the total tonnage for which TRQ certificates were awarded, (ii) the lowest price per metric E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices ton of all successful bids, (iii) the average price per metric tons for all successful bids, and (iv) the names of the winning bidders. Dated: December 4, 2006. Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–20904 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Regional Economic Data Collection Program for Gulf Coast Alaska 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 February 6, 2007. 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 Chang Seung, (206) 526– 4250 or Chang.Seung@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES I. Abstract The regional or community economic analysis of proposed fishery management policies is required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Executive Order 12866, among others. To satisfy these mandates and inform policymakers and the public of the likely regional economic impacts associated with fishery management policies, appropriate economic models and the data to implement these models are needed. Much of the data required for regional economic analysis associated with Gulf VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 Coast Alaska fisheries are either unavailable or unreliable. The accurate fishery-level data on employment, labor income, and expenditures in the Gulf Coast Alaska fishery and related industries are not currently available but are needed to estimate the effects of fisheries on the economy of Gulf Coast Alaska. In this survey effort, data on these important regional economic variables will be collected and used to develop models that will provide more reliable estimates and significantly improve policy-makers’ ability to assess policy effects on fishery-dependent communities in Gulf Coast Alaska. The survey will be a one-time survey. Mail surveys will be used to collect data on employment and labor income from a random sample of 530 vessel owners whose boats delivered fish to Gulf Coast Alaska processors. In-person interviews and telephone calls (130) with businesses involved in the fishery and related industries will be used to obtain (a) Vessel expenditure/cost data; (b) regional economic data for nonfishery industries; and (c) regional economic data for the fish processing sector. II. Method of Collection Mail surveys, in-person interviews, and telephone surveys will be used as described above. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 660. Estimated Time per Response: Mail survey: 10 minutes; phone call or local interview with fish processors: 30 minutes; phone calls with local small businesses: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 132 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71135 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: December 4. 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–20802 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Confidential Conflict of Interest Disclosure for Prospective Non-Federal Government Peer Reviewers of Government Science Documents National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. 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 February 6, 2007. 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 e-mail 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 Tom Gleason, (301) 713– 2367 x 158, Tom.Gleason@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued government-wide guidance to enhance the practice of peer review of government science documents. OMB’s Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review (‘‘Peer Review Bulletin’’ or PRB) (available at E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 236 (Friday, December 8, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71134-71135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-20904]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Export Trade Certificate of Review

ACTION: Notice of Application to Amend an Export Trade Certificate of 
Review.

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SUMMARY: Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to 
amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This 
notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant 
to whether the Certificate should be issued.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export 
Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-
5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act 
of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001-21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to 
issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate 
of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the 
Certificate from state and federal government antitrust actions and 
from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct 
specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its 
terms and conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company 
Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a 
notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and 
summarizing its proposed export conduct.

Request for Public Comments

    Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the 
determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the 
comments include any privileged or confidential business information, 
it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments 
(identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked 
privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be 
nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies 
of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 
days after the date of this notice to: Export Trading Company Affairs, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 
7021-B H, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is 
exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 
552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made 
available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not 
to issue the Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as 
``Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 05-2A001.'' A 
summary of the application for an amendment follows.

Summary of the Application

    Applicant: Central America Poultry Export Quota, Inc. (``CA-PEQ''), 
901 New York Avenue, NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-4413.
    Contact: Kyd D. Brenner, Partner, DTB Associates, LLP, Telephone: 
(202) 661-7098.
    Application No.: 05-2A001.
    Date Deemed Submitted: November 28, 2006.
    The original CA-PEQ Certificate was issued on January 30, 2006 (71 
FR 6753, February 9, 2006) and last amended on July 11, 2006 (71 FR 
40076, July 14, 2006).

Proposed Amendment

    1. CA-PEQ seeks to amend the Export Trade Activities and Methods of 
Operation section of its certificate at part 2 (Implementation), F 
(Contents of Bid), first sentence, (ii) from: the quantity of poultry 
bid, in an amount that is a multiple of 25 metric tons to: the quantity 
of poultry bid, with a minimum bid of one metric ton.
    2. CA-PEQ seeks to allow for the public disclosure of the following 
two additional pieces of information regarding the result of its public 
tender process: (a) The average bid price for all successful bids; and 
(b) the names of the successful bidders. This change would be reflected 
by amending the Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation 
section of its certificate at part 2 (Implementation), H 
(Confidentiality of Information) from: The Administrator shall treat 
all bids and their contents as confidential. The Administrator shall 
disclose any such information only to another neutral third party or 
authorized government official of the United States, El Salvador, 
Guatemala, Honduras or Nicaragua, signatories to the DR-CAFTA, and only 
where necessary to ensure the effective operation of the TRQ System or 
where required by law (including appropriate disclosure in connection 
with the arbitration of a dispute). However, after the issuance of all 
TRQ Certificates from an open-tender process, the Administrator shall 
notify all bidders and shall disclose publicly (i) the total tonnage 
for which TRQ Certificates were awarded, and (ii) the lowest price per 
metric ton of all successful bids to: The Administrator shall treat all 
bids and their contents as confidential. The Administrator shall 
disclose any such information only to another neutral third party or 
authorized government official of the United States, El Salvador, 
Guatemala, Honduras or Nicaragua, signatories to the DR-CAFTA, and only 
where necessary to ensure the effective operation of the TRQ System or 
where required by law (including appropriate disclosure in connection 
with the arbitration of a dispute). However, after close of each open-
tender process the Administrator shall notify all bidders and shall 
disclose publicly (i) the total tonnage for which TRQ certificates were 
awarded, (ii) the lowest price per metric

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ton of all successful bids, (iii) the average price per metric tons for 
all successful bids, and (iv) the names of the winning bidders.

    Dated: December 4, 2006.
Jeffrey Anspacher,
Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.
[FR Doc. E6-20904 Filed 12-7-06; 8:45 am]
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