Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Subsistence Permits and Harvest Logs for Pacific Halibut in Waters Off Alaska, 50935-50936 [E7-17529]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 30, 2007. R. Matthew Priest, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E7–17541 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BACKGROUND: BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men’s and Boys’ Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets and Trousers in the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: The Department of Commerce (Department) is soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits and suitlike jackets and trousers in the United States for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 5, 2007. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2008 tariff rate quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as possible after that date. Promptly thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants. DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. October 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Industry Assessment Division, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230 (telephone: (202) 482-4058). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or mail) or from the following Internet address: https:// web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/wooltrq.nsf/ TRQApp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Botero, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 50935 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (the Act) created two tariff rate quotas (TRQs), providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on limited quantities of two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers: (1) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); and (2) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTS heading 9902.51.12). On August 6, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Trade Act of 2002, which includes several amendments to Title V of the Act. On December 3, 2004, the Act was further amended pursuant to the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, Public Law 108-429, by increasing the TRQ for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns, HTS 9902.51.11, to an annual total level of 5.5 million square meters, and extending it through 2007, and increasing the TRQ for average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less, HTS 9902.51.15 (previously 9902.51.12), to an annual total level of 5 million square meters and extending it through 2006. On August 17, 2006 the Act was further amended pursuant to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public Law 109280, which extended both TRQs, 9902.51.11 and 9902.51.15, through 2009. The Act requires that the TRQs be allocated to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States. On October 24, 2005, the Department adopted final regulations establishing procedures for allocating the TRQ. See 70 FR 61363; 19 CFR 335. In order to be eligible for an allocation, an applicant must submit an application on the form provided at https:// web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/wooltrq.nsf/ TRQApp to the address listed above by 5 p.m. on October 5, 2007 in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 335. Any business confidential information that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: August 30, 2007. R. Matthew Priest, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E7–17548 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Subsistence Permits and Harvest Logs for Pacific Halibut in Waters Off Alaska National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 November 5, 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 instruments and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) designed the halibut subsistence fishing reporting instruments in this collection to work in conjunction with other halibut harvest assessment measures to retrieve essential Pacific halibut information while minimizing the reporting burden on subsistence halibut fishermen. Ceremonial and Educational Permits in International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Area 2C or 3A are available exclusively to Alaska Native Tribes listed in 50 CFR 300.65(f)(2). The permits consist of a laminated permit card and a harvest log. Eligible Alaska Native tribes are limited to one Ceremonial Permit Coordinator per tribe, and one authorized instructor per Educational Program. Both permits expire 30 days from date of issuance. A Community Harvest Permit (CHP) is issued to an Alaska Native Tribe, or to eligible rural communities in the absence of a tribe, provided the tribe or community is listed in § 300.65(f)(1) or E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 50936 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices (f)(2). An eligible tribe or community selects individual harvesters who possess particular expertise in halibut fishing to harvest halibut on behalf of the community or tribe under reduced gear and harvest restrictions. A CHP Coordinator maintains possession of the CHP log at all times and issues the CHP permit card to each eligible subsistence fisherman. The CHP Coordinator records harvest information from each fisherman in the CHP log and returns it to NMFS. The CHP permit expires one year from the date of issuance. II. Method of Collection Ceremonial harvest and Community harvest applications may be applied for online through the Internet. Educational Permit applications may be completed on-screen, printed, and submitted by mail or fax. The permit applications may be submitted as a list of multiple individuals from an Alaska Native tribe. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0512. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 109. Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes to complete and submit online a special permit application (Community Harvest, Ceremonial Harvest, or Education Harvest); 30 minutes to complete and submit log (Community Harvest, Ceremonial Harvest, or Education Harvest) by mail; and 4 hours to complete and submit appeal for denial of special permit. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 140. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $983. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration historical negotiations between harvesters and processors. The Arbitration System identifies the general structure of the system and the general principles that guide oversight and management. It also identifies the (1) roles and fundamental standards for the Market Analyst in developing and producing a preseason Market Report for each fishery: (2) Formula Arbitrator in developing a single annual fleet-wide pricing formula (non-binding price formula); (3) Contract Arbitrators in making decisions; and (4) last best offer binding arbitration method as the arbitration procedure for participants. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Arbitration II. Method of Collection Paper format submitted by mail or hand delivery. included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 30, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17529 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 November 5, 2007. 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 instruments and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract Under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region manages the crab fisheries in the waters off the coast of Alaska through the Crab Rationalization (CR) Program. The CR Program reallocates Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) crab resources among harvesters, processors, and coastal communities. The Program Arbitration System is designed to accommodate the varied interests of the parties involved as well as reflect the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0516. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 49. Estimated Time Per Response: 40 hours to complete and submit a Market Report; 4 hours to complete and submit an Arbitration Organization Report; 1 hour to complete and submit Arbitration Organization Miscellaneous Reporting; 40 hours to complete and submit Nonbinding Price Formula Report; and 45 minutes to complete and submit an Established Price for Arbitration Negotiations. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 742. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $ 5,372. 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50935-50936]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special 
Subsistence Permits and Harvest Logs for Pacific Halibut in Waters Off 
Alaska

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 5, 
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 instruments and instructions 
should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907-586-7008 or 
patsy.bearden@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) designed the halibut 
subsistence fishing reporting instruments in this collection to work in 
conjunction with other halibut harvest assessment measures to retrieve 
essential Pacific halibut information while minimizing the reporting 
burden on subsistence halibut fishermen. Ceremonial and Educational 
Permits in International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Area 2C or 
3A are available exclusively to Alaska Native Tribes listed in 50 CFR 
300.65(f)(2). The permits consist of a laminated permit card and a 
harvest log. Eligible Alaska Native tribes are limited to one 
Ceremonial Permit Coordinator per tribe, and one authorized instructor 
per Educational Program. Both permits expire 30 days from date of 
issuance.
    A Community Harvest Permit (CHP) is issued to an Alaska Native 
Tribe, or to eligible rural communities in the absence of a tribe, 
provided the tribe or community is listed in Sec.  300.65(f)(1) or

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(f)(2). An eligible tribe or community selects individual harvesters 
who possess particular expertise in halibut fishing to harvest halibut 
on behalf of the community or tribe under reduced gear and harvest 
restrictions. A CHP Coordinator maintains possession of the CHP log at 
all times and issues the CHP permit card to each eligible subsistence 
fisherman. The CHP Coordinator records harvest information from each 
fisherman in the CHP log and returns it to NMFS. The CHP permit expires 
one year from the date of issuance.

II. Method of Collection

    Ceremonial harvest and Community harvest applications may be 
applied for online through the Internet. Educational Permit 
applications may be completed on-screen, printed, and submitted by mail 
or fax. The permit applications may be submitted as a list of multiple 
individuals from an Alaska Native tribe.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0512.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 109.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes to complete and submit 
online a special permit application (Community Harvest, Ceremonial 
Harvest, or Education Harvest); 30 minutes to complete and submit log 
(Community Harvest, Ceremonial Harvest, or Education Harvest) by mail; 
and 4 hours to complete and submit appeal for denial of special permit.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 140.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $983.

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.
    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: August 30, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-17529 Filed 9-4-07; 8:45 am]
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