Fiscal Year 2008 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products, 48695-48696 [E7-16736]

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E7–16853 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Fiscal Year 2008 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the United States maintains a tariff-rate quota for imports of raw cane sugar and refined sugar. Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 8 to chapter 17 of the HTS, the United States maintains a tariff-rate quota for imports of sugar-containing products. Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity of a tariffrate quota for any agricultural product among supplying countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007). On August 10, 2007, the Secretary of Agriculture announced the sugar program provisions for fiscal year (FY) 2008 (Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2008). The Secretary of Agriculture announced an in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for raw cane sugar for FY 2008 of 1,117,195 metric tons* raw value, which is the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements. (USDA did not announce the establishment of any shipping patterns for the FY 2008 raw sugar tariff-rate quota.) USTR is allocating this quantity (1,117,195 metric tons* raw value) to the following countries: Country Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country allocations of the FY 2008 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for imported raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products. SUMMARY: August 24, 2007. Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Leslie O’Connor, Director of Agricultural Affairs, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie O’Connor, Office of Agricultural Affairs, telephone: 202–395–6127 or facsimile: 202–395–4579. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to chapter 17 EFFECTIVE DATE: yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: 3 Copies of this Notice of Hearing were sent this date by Internet e-mail to counsel for: (1) AmerGen; (2) Citizens; (3) the NRC Staff; and (4) New Jersey. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 FY 2008 Raw cane sugar allocations (metric tons raw value) Argentina .................................. Australia .................................... Barbados .................................. Belize ........................................ Bolivia ....................................... Brazil ......................................... Colombia ................................... Congo ....................................... Costa Rica ................................ Cote d’Ivoire ............................. Dominican Republic .................. Ecuador .................................... El Salvador ............................... Fiji ............................................. Gabon ....................................... Guatemala ................................ Guyana ..................................... Haiti ........................................... Honduras .................................. India .......................................... Jamaica .................................... Madagascar .............................. Malawi ....................................... Mauritius ................................... Mexico ...................................... Mozambique ............................. Nicaragua ................................. Panama .................................... Papua New Guinea .................. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45,281 87,402 7,371 11,583 8,424 152,691 25,273 7,258 15,796 7,258 185,335 11,583 27,379 9,477 7,258 50,546 12,636 7,258 10,530 8,424 11,583 7,258 10,530 12,636 7,258 13,690 22,538 30,538 7,258 Country Paraguay .................................. Peru .......................................... Philippines ................................ South Africa .............................. St Kitts & Nevis ........................ Swaziland ................................. Taiwan ...................................... Thailand .................................... Trinidad & Tobago .................... Uruguay .................................... Zimbabwe ................................. 48695 FY 2008 Raw cane sugar allocations (metric tons raw value) 7,258 43,175 142,160 24,220 7,258 16,849 12,636 14,743 7,371 7,258 12,636 These allocations are based on the countries’ historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin, and certificates for quota eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an allocation has been provided. On August 10, 2007, the Secretary of Agriculture established the FY 2008 refined sugar tariff-rate quota at 85,503 metric tons raw value for which the sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, must have a polarimeter reading of 99.5 degrees or more. This amount includes the minimum level to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreement (22,000 metric tons raw value of which 1,656 metric tons raw value is specialty sugar) and an additional 63,503 metric tons raw value for specialty sugars. USTR is allocating a total of 10,300 metric tons raw value of refined sugar to Canada, 2,954 metric tons raw value of refined sugar to Mexico, and 7,090 metric tons raw value of refined sugar to be administered on a first-come, firstserved basis. The 64,159 metric tons raw value specialty sugar TRQ, which includes the additional 63,503 metric tons raw value of specialty sugar and the specialty sugar allocation of 1,656 metric tons raw value included in the 22,000 metric tons raw value WTO minimum, will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis in five tranches. The first tranche of 1,656 metric tons raw value will open October 24, 2007. All types of specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second tranche of 22,544 metric tons raw value will open on November 15, 2007. The third, fourth, and fifth tranches of 13,653 metric tons raw value each will open on January 30, 2008; May 14, 2008 and August 27, 2008 respectively. The second, third, fourth and fifth tranches will be reserved for E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 48696 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices organic sugar and other specialty sugars not currently produced commercially in the United States or reasonably available from domestic sources. With respect to the tariff-rate quota of 64,709 metric tons for certain sugarcontaining products maintained under Additional U.S. Note to Chapter 17 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, USTR is allocating 59,250 metric tons to Canada. The remainder of the sugar-containing products tariff-rate quota is available for other countries on a first-come, first-served basis. *Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. Susan C. Schwab, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E7–16736 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Proposed Collection; Comment Request SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: Representative Payee Monitoring; OMB 3220–0151. Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB may pay annuity benefits to a representative payee when an employee, spouse or survivor annuitant is incompetent or a minor. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to an annuitant or a representative payee would best serve the annuitant’s best interest. The accountability requirements authorizing the RRB to conduct periodic monitoring of representative payees, including a written accounting of benefit payments received, are prescribed in 20 CFR 266.7. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 The RRB utilizes the following forms to conduct its representative payee monitoring program. Form G–99a, Representative Payee Report, is used to obtain information needed to determine whether the benefit payments certified to the representative payee have been used for the annuitant’s current maintenance and personal needs and whether the representative payee continues to be concerned with the annuitant’s welfare. RRB Form G–99c, Representative Payee Evaluation Report, is used to obtain more detailed information from a representative payee who fails to complete and return Form G–99a, or in situations when the returned Form G– 99a indicates the possible misuse of funds by the representative payee. Form G–99c contains specific questions concerning the representative payee’s performance and is used by the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in that capacity. Completion of the forms in this collection is required to retain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–99a. Non-burden impacting editorial and formatting changes are proposed for Form G–99c. The completion time for Form G–99a is estimated at 18 minutes per response. The completion time for Form G–99c is estimated at between 24 to 31 minutes per response. The RRB estimates that approximately 6,000 Form G–99a’s and 535 G–99c’s are completed annually. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. 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Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Fiscal Year 2008 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane 
Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is 
providing notice of country-by-country allocations of the FY 2008 in-
quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for imported raw cane sugar, 
refined and specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 24, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Leslie O'Connor, 
Director of Agricultural Affairs, Office of Agricultural Affairs, 
Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20508.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie O'Connor, Office of 
Agricultural Affairs, telephone: 202-395-6127 or facsimile: 202-395-
4579.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to 
chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTS), the United States maintains a tariff-rate quota for imports of 
raw cane sugar and refined sugar. Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 8 to 
chapter 17 of the HTS, the United States maintains a tariff-rate quota 
for imports of sugar-containing products.
    Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 
3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity 
of a tariff-rate quota for any agricultural product among supplying 
countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to 
the United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 
6763 (60 FR 1007).
    On August 10, 2007, the Secretary of Agriculture announced the 
sugar program provisions for fiscal year (FY) 2008 (Oct. 1, 2007, 
through Sept. 30, 2008). The Secretary of Agriculture announced an in-
quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for raw cane sugar for FY 2008 
of 1,117,195 metric tons* raw value, which is the minimum amount to 
which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization 
(WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements. (USDA did not announce the 
establishment of any shipping patterns for the FY 2008 raw sugar 
tariff-rate quota.) USTR is allocating this quantity (1,117,195 metric 
tons* raw value) to the following countries:

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                                                             FY 2008 Raw
                                                              cane sugar
                                                             allocations
                          Country                              (metric
                                                               tons raw
                                                                value)
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Argentina..................................................       45,281
Australia..................................................       87,402
Barbados...................................................        7,371
Belize.....................................................       11,583
Bolivia....................................................        8,424
Brazil.....................................................      152,691
Colombia...................................................       25,273
Congo......................................................        7,258
Costa Rica.................................................       15,796
Cote d'Ivoire..............................................        7,258
Dominican Republic.........................................      185,335
Ecuador....................................................       11,583
El Salvador................................................       27,379
Fiji.......................................................        9,477
Gabon......................................................        7,258
Guatemala..................................................       50,546
Guyana.....................................................       12,636
Haiti......................................................        7,258
Honduras...................................................       10,530
India......................................................        8,424
Jamaica....................................................       11,583
Madagascar.................................................        7,258
Malawi.....................................................       10,530
Mauritius..................................................       12,636
Mexico.....................................................        7,258
Mozambique.................................................       13,690
Nicaragua..................................................       22,538
Panama.....................................................       30,538
Papua New Guinea...........................................        7,258
Paraguay...................................................        7,258
Peru.......................................................       43,175
Philippines................................................      142,160
South Africa...............................................       24,220
St Kitts & Nevis...........................................        7,258
Swaziland..................................................       16,849
Taiwan.....................................................       12,636
Thailand...................................................       14,743
Trinidad & Tobago..........................................        7,371
Uruguay....................................................        7,258
Zimbabwe...................................................       12,636
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    These allocations are based on the countries' historical shipments 
to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar tariff-rate 
quota to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on 
receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin, and certificates 
for quota eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which 
an allocation has been provided.
    On August 10, 2007, the Secretary of Agriculture established the FY 
2008 refined sugar tariff-rate quota at 85,503 metric tons raw value 
for which the sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, must have a 
polarimeter reading of 99.5 degrees or more. This amount includes the 
minimum level to which the United States is committed under the WTO 
Uruguay Round Agreement (22,000 metric tons raw value of which 1,656 
metric tons raw value is specialty sugar) and an additional 63,503 
metric tons raw value for specialty sugars. USTR is allocating a total 
of 10,300 metric tons raw value of refined sugar to Canada, 2,954 
metric tons raw value of refined sugar to Mexico, and 7,090 metric tons 
raw value of refined sugar to be administered on a first-come, first-
served basis. The 64,159 metric tons raw value specialty sugar TRQ, 
which includes the additional 63,503 metric tons raw value of specialty 
sugar and the specialty sugar allocation of 1,656 metric tons raw value 
included in the 22,000 metric tons raw value WTO minimum, will be 
administered on a first-come, first-served basis in five tranches. The 
first tranche of 1,656 metric tons raw value will open October 24, 
2007. All types of specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this 
tranche. The second tranche of 22,544 metric tons raw value will open 
on November 15, 2007. The third, fourth, and fifth tranches of 13,653 
metric tons raw value each will open on January 30, 2008; May 14, 2008 
and August 27, 2008 respectively. The second, third, fourth and fifth 
tranches will be reserved for

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organic sugar and other specialty sugars not currently produced 
commercially in the United States or reasonably available from domestic 
sources.
    With respect to the tariff-rate quota of 64,709 metric tons for 
certain sugar-containing products maintained under Additional U.S. Note 
to Chapter 17 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 
USTR is allocating 59,250 metric tons to Canada. The remainder of the 
sugar-containing products tariff-rate quota is available for other 
countries on a first-come, first-served basis.

    *Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.

Susan C. Schwab,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. E7-16736 Filed 8-23-07; 8:45 am]
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