Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Kentucky Advisory Committee, 20322-20323 [E7-7698]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 20322 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 78 / Tuesday April 24, 2007 / Notices USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1647–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All comments should make reference to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Background Documents: Information collection package and other documents relating to this action will be available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours. Read Comments: All comments will be available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the collection of information activities and the use of the information, contact Tess Butler (202) 720–7486, or at the address listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress enacted the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) (7 U.S.C. 71 et seq.) and the Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) to facilitate the marketing of grain, oilseeds, pulses, rice, and related commodities. These statutes provide for the establishment of standards and terms which accurately and consistently measure the quality of grain and related products, provide for uniform official inspection and weighing, provide regulatory and service responsibilities, and furnish the framework for commodity quality improvement incentives to both domestic and foreign buyers. The Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) of USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration establishes policies, guidelines, and regulations to carry out the objectives of the USGSA and the AMA. Regulations appear at 7 CFR parts 800, 801, and 802 for the USGSA and 7 CFR part 868 for the AMA. The USGSA, with few exceptions, requires official certification of export grain sold by grade. Official services are provided, upon request, for grain in domestic commerce. The AMA authorizes similar inspection and weighing services, upon request, for rice, pulses, flour, corn meal, and certain other agricultural products. Conversely, the regulations promulgating the USGSA and AMA require specific information collection and recordkeeping necessary to carry out requests for official services. Applicants for service must specify the kind and level of service desired, the identification of the product, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Apr 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 location, the amount, and other pertinent information in order that official personnel can efficiently respond to their needs. Official services under the USGSA are provided through FGIS field offices and delegated and/or designated State and private agencies. Delegated agencies are State agencies delegated authority under the Act to provide official inspection service, Class X or Class Y weighing services, or both, at one or more export port locations in the State. Designated agencies are State or local governmental agencies or persons designated under the Act to provide either official inspection services, Class X or Class Y weighing services, or both, at locations other than export port locations. State and private agencies, as a requirement for delegation and/or designation, must comply with all regulations, procedures, and instructions in accordance with provisions established under the USGSA. FGIS field offices oversee the performance of these agencies and provide technical guidance as needed. Official services under the AMA are performed, upon request, on a fee basis for domestic and export shipments either by FGIS employees, individual contractors, or cooperators. Contractors are persons who enter into a contract with FGIS to perform specified inspection services. Cooperators are agencies or departments of the Federal Government which have an interagency agreement, State agencies, or other entities which have a reimbursable agreement with FGIS. Title: Regulations Governing the National Inspection and Weighing System Under the USGSA and AMA of 1946. OMB Number: 0580–0013. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2007. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The United States Grain Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 71 et seq.) and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) provide that USDA inspect, certify and identify the class, quality, quantity and condition of agricultural products shipped or received in interstate and foreign commerce. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .13 hours per response. Respondents: Grain producers, buyers, and sellers, elevator operators, grain merchandisers, and official grain inspection agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,617 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 142.12 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 159,151 hours Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. James E. Link, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. E7–7750 Filed 4–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Kentucky Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting with briefing of the Kentucky Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 1 p.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at the University Club, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. The purpose of the meeting is to receive a briefing on religious freedom for prisoners and a briefing on school desegregation in Kentucky and discuss plans for a project for the fiscal year. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Southern Regional Office by June 8, 2007. The address is 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Suite 18T40, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Persons wishing to e-mail their comments, or to present their comments verbally at the meeting, or who desire additional information should contact Peter Minarik, Ph.D., Regional Director, E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 78 / Tuesday April 24, 2007 / Notices Southern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at (404) 562–7000 [TDY 202–376–8116], or by email at pminarik@usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Southern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Southern Regional Office at the above e-mail or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in Washington, DC, April 18, 2007. Ivy Davis, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. E7–7698 Filed 4–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–02–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board (Docket 14–2007) jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Foreign–Trade Zone 124 -- Gramercy, Louisiana, Application for Subzone, M– I L.L.C. (Barite Grinding and Milling), Amelia, Louisiana An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Port of South Louisiana, grantee of Foreign–Trade Zone (FTZ) 124, requesting special–purpose subzone status for the barite grinding and milling facilities of M–I L.L.C. (M– I), located in Amelia, Louisiana. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign–Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on April 16, 2007. The M–I facilities (40 acres, 58 employees) are located at 2150 Highway 662 N, in Amelia, adjacent to the Gramercy Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The M–I facilities are used for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution activities related to the grinding and milling of raw barite into ground barite (up to 483,840 tons annually). Ground barite is used in the production of drilling fluids (drilling mud) and various specialty VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:20 Apr 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 chemicals for use by the oil and gas exploration industry. M–I sources the majority of its raw barite from abroad. The duty rate on the imported raw barite is $1.25 per ton. This application requests authority for M–I to conduct the activity under FTZ procedures, which would exempt M–I from Customs duty payments on the barite used in export production. Less than 3 percent of production is exported. On domestic sales, the company could choose the lower duty rate (duty–free) that applies to the ground barite. M–I also anticipates realizing additional savings on materials that become scrap/waste during production. The application indicates that the FTZ–related savings would improve the plant’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, a member of the FTZ staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed below. The closing period for their receipt is June 25, 2007. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to July 9, 2007). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available at each of the following addresses: Port of South Louisiana, 171 Belle Terre Blvd., P.O. Box 909, LaPlace, LA 70069; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign–Trade Zones Board, Room 2814B, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20230. For further information contact Christopher Kemp at christopherlkemp@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: April 16, 2007. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–7784 Filed 4–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board (Docket 15–2007) Foreign–Trade Zone 36 -- Galveston, Texas, Application for Subzone, M–I L.L.C. (Barite Grinding and Milling), Galveston, Texas An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20323 Board) by the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, grantee of Foreign– Trade Zone (FTZ) 36, requesting special–purpose subzone status for the barite grinding and milling facilities of M–I L.L.C. (M–I), located in Galveston, Texas. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign–Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on April 16, 2007. The M–I facilities (14 acres, 3 parcels, 26 employees) are located at 4105 Old Port Industrial Boulevard, in Galveston, adjacent to the Houston Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The M– I facilities are used for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution activities related to the grinding and milling of raw barite into ground barite (currently approximately 280,000 tons annually, with future capacity of up to approximately 780,000 tons annually). Ground barite is used in the production of drilling fluids (drilling mud) and various specialty chemicals for use by the oil and gas exploration industry. M– I sources the majority of its raw barite from abroad. The duty rate on the imported raw barite is $1.25 per ton. This application requests authority for M–I to conduct the activity under FTZ procedures, which would exempt M–I from Customs duty payments on the barite used in export production. Less than 3 percent of production is exported. On domestic sales, the company could choose the lower duty rate (duty–free) that applies to the ground barite. M–I also anticipates realizing additional savings on materials that become scrap/waste during production. The application indicates that the FTZ–related savings would improve the plant’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, a member of the FTZ staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed below. The closing period for their receipt is June 25, 2007. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to July 9, 2007). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available at each of the following addresses: U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 15600 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 530, Houston, TX E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20322-20323]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7698]


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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Kentucky Advisory 
Committee

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and 
regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting with 
briefing of the Kentucky Advisory Committee to the Commission will 
convene at 1 p.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at the 
University Club, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. The 
purpose of the meeting is to receive a briefing on religious freedom 
for prisoners and a briefing on school desegregation in Kentucky and 
discuss plans for a project for the fiscal year.
    Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the 
comments must be received in the Southern Regional Office by June 8, 
2007. The address is 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Suite 18T40, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30303. Persons wishing to e-mail their comments, or to present 
their comments verbally at the meeting, or who desire additional 
information should contact Peter Minarik, Ph.D., Regional Director,

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Southern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at (404) 562-
7000 [TDY 202-376-8116], or by e-mail at pminarik@usccr.gov.
    Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require 
the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional 
Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the 
meeting.
    Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced 
at the Southern Regional Office, as they become available, both before 
and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory 
committee are advised to go to the Commission's Web site, http://
www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Southern Regional Office at the above 
e-mail or street address.
    The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA.

    Dated in Washington, DC, April 18, 2007.
Ivy Davis,
Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
[FR Doc. E7-7698 Filed 4-23-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6335-02-P