Foreign Availability Procedures and Criteria, 19170 [E7-7211]

Download as PDF 19170 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 17, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES certifies each portion separately according to quality. That is, if a consignment consists of both U.S. No. 1 and 2 Smooth Green Dry Peas, current procedure requires that the quantity representing each of the different qualities receive separate certification. Such certification may not meet the terms of sale for the contract. The U.S. standards for rice and grains offer an alternative approach that is termed ‘‘Option 2’’ grade designation. When a contract specifies an Option 2 grade designation, the applicant may specifically request Option 2 certification. Under Option 2 certification, there is no limitation placed on the amount of better quality grain in the lot. When a lot meets or is of better quality than the declared grade, inspectors include the term ‘‘or better’’ immediately following the numerical or sample grade designation. We would like to offer the Option 2 grade designation and certification approach for peas and lentils. Under such an approach, peas or lentils that are a better quality than that specified by the contract would be certified as a specific grade ‘‘or better;’’ (for example, U.S. No. 2, or better, Smooth Dry Peas). The applicant for inspection can obtain the optional certification procedure by requesting it on the application for inspection. The applicant would file the request for the optional certification prior to the beginning of inspection so the inspector knows how to certify the lot. We believe that Option 2 grade designation and certification will better align the pea and lentil industries with the rice and grain industries, provide sellers with the flexibility to ship peas and lentils of better quality, and provide buyers with the desirable option of receiving better quality. Mixed Whole Dry Peas We also intend to eliminate the requirement that certain grade related information be shown on the grade line of the certificate for the class of Mixed Whole Dry Peas. Currently, the U.S. standards for Whole Dry Peas require a breakdown of the different classes, in order of predominance, be shown on the grade line of the certificate, in addition to the regular grade designation information, when the peas are classed as Mixed peas. Instead of showing this information on the grade line, we plan to enter such information in the ‘‘Results’’ section of the certificate. This approach will not change the grade of the product. We intend for the change to improve the readability of the certificate. The grade line will provide the grade designation and other related information will be provided in the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Apr 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 ‘‘Results’’ section of the certificate. Further, this change in the U.S. standards for Whole Dry Peas will better align certification requirements in peas with other graded commodities such as rice, beans, and lentils. Comments We are requesting comments for 30 days. All comments received within the comment period will be made part of the public record we maintain, will be available to the public for review, and will be considered before we take final action. industry to make foreign availability determinations. Exporters are urged to submit data regarding the foreign product’s technical characteristics and the availability of these products in foreign markets to determine if similar U.S. products should be decontrolled. II. Method of Collection Written submission. III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OMB Number: 0694–0004. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2. Estimated Time per Response: 255 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 510. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Bureau of Industry and Security IV. Request for Comments Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. James E. Link, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. E7–7241 Filed 4–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P Foreign Availability Procedures and Criteria Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Proposed information collection; comment request. 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 18, 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, Department of Commerce, Room 6622, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This information is collected in order to respond to requests by Congress and PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. In addition, the public is encouraged to provide suggestions on how to reduce and/or consolidate the current frequency of reporting. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 11, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–7211 Filed 4–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Special Comprehensive License Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 17, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


 Foreign Availability Procedures and Criteria

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed information collection; comment request.

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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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 18, 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(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, Department of 
Commerce, Room 6622, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This information is collected in order to respond to requests by 
Congress and industry to make foreign availability determinations. 
Exporters are urged to submit data regarding the foreign product's 
technical characteristics and the availability of these products in 
foreign markets to determine if similar U.S. products should be 
decontrolled.

II. Method of Collection

    Written submission.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0694-0004.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit organizations and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2.
    Estimated Time per Response: 255 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 510.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $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 use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. In addition, the public is encouraged to provide 
suggestions on how to reduce and/or consolidate the current frequency 
of reporting.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 11, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-7211 Filed 4-16-07; 8:45 am]
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