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Download as PDF 19172 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 17, 2007 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $45,000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: April 11, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–7209 Filed 4–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Information for Self-Certification Under FAQ 6 of the United States European Union Safe Harbor Privacy Framework International Trade Administration, United States Department of Commerce. ACTION: Proposed information collection; comment request. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). 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). VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Apr 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Damon Greer, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Room 2003, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: (202) 482– 5023 and fax number: (202) 482–5522. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract In response to the European Union Directive on Data Protection that restricts transfers of personal information from Europe to countries whose privacy practices are not deemed ‘‘adequate,’’ the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has developed a ‘‘Safe Harbor’’ framework that will allow U.S. organizations to satisfy the European Directive’s requirements and ensure that personal data flows to the United States are not interrupted. In this process, the DOC repeatedly consulted with U.S. organizations affected by the European Directive and interested nongovernment organizations. On July 27, 2000, the European Commission issued its decision in accordance with Article 25.6 of the Directive that the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles provide adequate privacy protection. The Safe Harbor framework bridges the differences between the European Union (EU) and U.S. approaches to privacy protection. The complete set of Safe Harbor documents and additional guidance materials may be found at http://export.gov/safeharbor. Once the Safe Harbor was deemed ‘‘adequate’’ by the European Commission on July 27, 2000, DOC began working on the requirements that are necessary to put this accord into effect. The European Member States implemented the decision made by the Commission within 90 days. Therefore, the Safe Harbor became operational on November 1, 2000. The DOC created a list for U.S. organizations to sign up to the Safe Harbor and provided guidance on the mechanics of signing up to this list. As of March 1, 2007, 1,100 U.S. organizations have been placed on the Safe Harbor List, located at http:// export.gov/safeharbor. Organizations that have signed up to this list are deemed ‘‘adequate’’ under the Directive and do not have to provide further documentation to European officials. This list will be used by EU organizations to determine whether further information and contracts will be needed for a U.S. organization to receive personally identifiable information. This list is necessary to make the Safe Harbor accord PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 operational, and was a key demand of the Europeans in agreeing that the Principles were providing ‘‘adequate’’ privacy protection. The Safe Harbor provides a number of important benefits to U.S. firms. Most importantly, it provides predictability and continuity for U.S. organizations that receive personal information from the European Union. Personally identifiable information is defined as any information that can be identified to a specific person, for example an employee’s name and extension would be considered personally identifiable information. All 15 member countries are bound by the European Commission’s finding of ‘‘adequacy’’. The Safe Harbor also eliminates the need for prior approval to begin data transfers, or makes approval from the appropriate EU member countries automatic. The Safe Harbor principles offer a simpler and cheaper means of complying with the adequacy requirements of the Directive, which should particularly benefit small and medium enterprises. The decision to enter the Safe Harbor is entirely voluntary. Organizations that decide to participate in the Safe Harbor must comply with the safe harbor’s requirements and publicly declare that they do so. To be assured of Safe Harbor benefits, an organization needs to reaffirm its self-certification annually to the Department of Commerce that it agrees to adhere to the safe harbor’s requirements, which includes elements such as notice, choice, access, data integrity, security and enforcement. This list will be most regularly used by European Union organizations to determine whether further information and contracts will be needed by a U.S. organization to receive personally identifiable information. It will be used by the European Data Protection Authorities to determine whether a company is providing ‘‘adequate’’ protection, and whether a company has requested to cooperate with the Data Protection Authority. This list will be accessed when there is a complaint logged in the EU against a U.S. organization. This will be on a monthly basis. It will be used by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Transportation to determine whether a company is part of the Safe Harbor. This will be accessed if a company is practicing ‘‘unfair and deceptive’’ practices and has misrepresented itself to the public. It will be used by the Department of Commerce and the European Commission to determine if organizations are signing up to the list. E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 17, 2007 / Notices II. Method of Collection EFFECTIVE DATE: The self-certification form is provided via the Internet at http://export.gov/ safeharbor and by mail to requesting U.S. firms. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: III. Data OMB Number: 0625–0239. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time per Response: Web site, 20 minutes; and paper format, 40 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 400. Estimated Total Annual Costs to Public: $20,000. 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 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: April 11, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–7215 Filed 4–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES [A–570–888] Floor–Standing, Metal–Top Ironing Tables and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of the Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the 2005/2006 Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Apr 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 April 17, 2007. Anya Naschak or Bobby Wong, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6375 or (202) 482– 0409, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 6, 2004, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on floor standing, metal–top ironing tables and parts thereof from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Floor– Standing, Metal–Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China, 69 FR 47868 (August 6, 2004). The Department received timely requests from Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (‘‘Since Hardware’’) and Foshan Shunde Yongjian Housewares & Hardware Co., Ltd. (‘‘Foshan Shunde’’), in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), for an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ironing tables and parts thereof from the PRC, which has an August annual anniversary month. Home Products International Inc., the petitioner, also requested, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ironing tables and parts thereof from the PRC for Since Hardware. On September 26, 2006, the Department initiated an administrative review with respect to Since Hardware and Foshan Shunde. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 57465 (September 29, 2006). On January 23, 2007, the Department rescinded the administrative review with respect to Foshan Shunde because it withdrew its request for an administrative review in a timely manner, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). See Floor–Standing, Metal–Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 2856 (January 23, 2007). The deadline for completion of the preliminary results in the administrative review for Since Hardware is currently May 3, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19173 Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and section 351.213(h)(1) of the Department’s regulations require the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the order or suspension agreement for which the administrative review was requested, and the final results of the review within 120 days after the date on which the notice of the preliminary results was published in the Federal Register. However, if the Department determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations allow the Department to extend the 245-day period to 365 days and the 120-day period to 180 days. Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h) of the Department’s regulations, we determine that it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the statutory time limit of 245 days. The Department requires additional time to analyze questionnaire responses, issue supplemental questionnaires, and possibly conduct verification. In particular, there are complex factors of production methodology issues that the Department requires additional time to review. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of these preliminary results by an additional 120 days to August 31, 2007. The final results, in turn, will be due 120 days after the date of issuance of the preliminary results, unless extended. Dated: April 11, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–7286 Filed 4–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19172-19173]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7215]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 International Trade Administration


 Information for Self-Certification Under FAQ 6 of the United 
States European Union Safe Harbor Privacy Framework

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, United States 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 burdens, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

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 and instructions should 
be directed to: Damon Greer, U.S. Department of Commerce, International 
Trade Administration, Room 2003, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: (202) 482-5023 and fax number: 
(202) 482-5522.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    In response to the European Union Directive on Data Protection that 
restricts transfers of personal information from Europe to countries 
whose privacy practices are not deemed ``adequate,'' the U.S. 
Department of Commerce (DOC) has developed a ``Safe Harbor'' framework 
that will allow U.S. organizations to satisfy the European Directive's 
requirements and ensure that personal data flows to the United States 
are not interrupted. In this process, the DOC repeatedly consulted with 
U.S. organizations affected by the European Directive and interested 
non-government organizations. On July 27, 2000, the European Commission 
issued its decision in accordance with Article 25.6 of the Directive 
that the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles provide adequate privacy 
protection. The Safe Harbor framework bridges the differences between 
the European Union (EU) and U.S. approaches to privacy protection. The 
complete set of Safe Harbor documents and additional guidance materials 
may be found at http://export.gov/safeharbor.
    Once the Safe Harbor was deemed ``adequate'' by the European 
Commission on July 27, 2000, DOC began working on the requirements that 
are necessary to put this accord into effect. The European Member 
States implemented the decision made by the Commission within 90 days. 
Therefore, the Safe Harbor became operational on November 1, 2000. The 
DOC created a list for U.S. organizations to sign up to the Safe Harbor 
and provided guidance on the mechanics of signing up to this list. As 
of March 1, 2007, 1,100 U.S. organizations have been placed on the Safe 
Harbor List, located at http://export.gov/safeharbor.
    Organizations that have signed up to this list are deemed 
``adequate'' under the Directive and do not have to provide further 
documentation to European officials. This list will be used by EU 
organizations to determine whether further information and contracts 
will be needed for a U.S. organization to receive personally 
identifiable information. This list is necessary to make the Safe 
Harbor accord operational, and was a key demand of the Europeans in 
agreeing that the Principles were providing ``adequate'' privacy 
protection.
    The Safe Harbor provides a number of important benefits to U.S. 
firms. Most importantly, it provides predictability and continuity for 
U.S. organizations that receive personal information from the European 
Union. Personally identifiable information is defined as any 
information that can be identified to a specific person, for example an 
employee's name and extension would be considered personally 
identifiable information. All 15 member countries are bound by the 
European Commission's finding of ``adequacy''. The Safe Harbor also 
eliminates the need for prior approval to begin data transfers, or 
makes approval from the appropriate EU member countries automatic. The 
Safe Harbor principles offer a simpler and cheaper means of complying 
with the adequacy requirements of the Directive, which should 
particularly benefit small and medium enterprises.
    The decision to enter the Safe Harbor is entirely voluntary. 
Organizations that decide to participate in the Safe Harbor must comply 
with the safe harbor's requirements and publicly declare that they do 
so. To be assured of Safe Harbor benefits, an organization needs to 
reaffirm its self-certification annually to the Department of Commerce 
that it agrees to adhere to the safe harbor's requirements, which 
includes elements such as notice, choice, access, data integrity, 
security and enforcement.
    This list will be most regularly used by European Union 
organizations to determine whether further information and contracts 
will be needed by a U.S. organization to receive personally 
identifiable information. It will be used by the European Data 
Protection Authorities to determine whether a company is providing 
``adequate'' protection, and whether a company has requested to 
cooperate with the Data Protection Authority. This list will be 
accessed when there is a complaint logged in the EU against a U.S. 
organization. This will be on a monthly basis. It will be used by the 
Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Transportation to 
determine whether a company is part of the Safe Harbor. This will be 
accessed if a company is practicing ``unfair and deceptive'' practices 
and has misrepresented itself to the public. It will be used by the 
Department of Commerce and the European Commission to determine if 
organizations are signing up to the list.

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II. Method of Collection

    The self-certification form is provided via the Internet at http://
export.gov/safeharbor and by mail to requesting U.S. firms.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0625-0239.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Time per Response: Web site, 20 minutes; and paper 
format, 40 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 400.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs to Public: $20,000.

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 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: April 11, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-7215 Filed 4-16-07; 8:45 am]
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