Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Annual Report from Foreign-Trade Zones, 72987-72988 [E7-24882]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2007 / Notices Dated: December 18, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–24883 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: NOAA Awareness Study. OMB Approval Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 1,192. Number of Respondents: 3,096. Average Hours Per Response: Focus groups, 2 hours; web-based surveys, 20 minutes. Needs and Uses: Through the recently signed America COMPETES Act (‘‘America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act’’), NOAA is charged with developing and promoting education and outreach activities at all levels for the purpose of heightening the public’s current understanding of issues related to atmospheric science, the Earth’s environment, and protecting life and property. NOAA proposes to collect information to assess the general public’s understanding and awareness of NOAA programs and services, especially as it relates to the collection and dissemination of scientific, operational, and climate data. The immediate collection of information would allow NOAA to implement a tailored approach to programmatic priorities for outreach and communications as effectively as possible. This would improve service for NOAA users and provide the public with warnings and forecasts that save lives and property and better disseminate products/services to aid in emergency preparedness. To conduct this evaluation, NOAA has contracted with Harmonics International to conduct 3,000 online surveys and 96 two-hour interviews in a three phase research project among the following target audiences: The American public, key NOAA VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Dec 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 stakeholders, and other organizations with similar missions. These statistically valid research methodologies will provide NOAA with a complete and accurate assessment of current awareness, perceptions, emotions, and attitudes pertaining to NOAA, its programs, services, and operational data dissemination methods. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One-time only. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: December 18, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–24884 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Annual Report from Foreign-Trade Zones International Trade Administration, 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 February 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72987 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 Christopher J. Kemp, (202) 482–0862, christopher_kemp@ita.doc.gov, fax number (202) 482–0002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Foreign-Trade Zone Annual Report is the vehicle by which ForeignTrade Zone grantees report annually to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, pursuant to the requirements of the Foreign Trade Zones Act (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u). The annual reports submitted by grantees are the only complete source of compiled information on FTZ’s. The data and information contained in the reports relates to international trade activity in FTZ’s. The reports are used by the Congress and the Department to determine the economic effect of the FTZ program. The reports are also used by the FTZ Board and other trade policy officials to determine whether zone activity is consistent with U.S. international trade policy, and whether it is in the public interest. The public uses the information regarding activities carried on in FTZ’s to evaluate their effect on industry sectors. The information contained in annual reports also helps zone grantees in their marketing efforts. II. Method of Collection The Foreign-Trade Zone Annual Report is collected from zone grantees in paper format. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board is in the process of evaluating possible optional Web-based alternatives to the paper collection method. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0109. Form Number: ITA 359P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 163. Estimated Time Per Response: 38–211 hours (depending on size and structure of foreign-trade zones). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,594. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $607,350. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 72988 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2007 / Notices 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 will also become a matter of public record. Dated: December 18, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–24882 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–912 Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: December 26, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482– 4243 or Charles Riggle at(202) 482– 0650, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On August 6, 2007, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published the initiation of the antidumping duty investigation of certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 43591 (August 6, 2007) (‘‘Notice of Initiation’’). The notice of initiation stated that we would VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Dec 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 make our preliminary determination for this antidumping duty investigation no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation. Currently, the preliminary determination is due December 17, 2007. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE On November 15, 2007, the Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc. (‘‘Titan’’), and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO–CLC (‘‘USW’’) (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’), made a timely request pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e) for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determination. Petitioners requested postponement of the preliminary determination because it will provide the Department additional time to evaluate the questionnaire responses. Petitioners argue that issues have emerged concerning potential PRC government involvement in the export and other commercial activities of certain of certain respondents. Finally, Petitioners argue that if the Department issues supplemental questionnaires to the mandatory respondents and the separate-rates companies, those responses would be due in December, which would not provide the Department or the parties sufficient time for analysis and comment, or permit the Department to issue further supplemental questionnaires prior to the currently scheduled December 17, 2007, preliminary determination. Under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), if Petitioners make a timely request for a postponement of the preliminary determination, the Department may postpone the preliminary determination under subsection (b)(1) until no later than the 190th day after the initiation of the investigation. Therefore, for reasons identified by Petitioners, we are postponing the preliminary determination under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act by 50 days to February 5, 2008. Pursuant to 735(a) of the Act, the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, or if extended, up to 135 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). PO 00000 Dated: November 29, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 07–5968 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] International Trade Administration [A–821–801] Solid Urea From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results and Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of the Antidumping Duty NewShipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: December 26, 2007. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a newshipper review of the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Russian Federation manufactured and exported by MCC EuroChem (EuroChem). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. We preliminarily determine that, during the POR, EuroChem did not sell the subject merchandise at less than normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0410 and (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 14, 1987, the Department published the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. See Antidumping Duty Order; Urea From the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 52 FR 26367 (July 14, 1987). Following the break-up of the Soviet Union, the antidumpng duty order on solid urea from the Soviet Union was transferred to the individual members of the Commonwealth of Independent States. See Solid Urea from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; Transfer of the AD Order on Solid Urea E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-24882]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Annual Report 
from Foreign-Trade Zones

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, 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 February 25, 
2008.

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 Christopher J. Kemp, (202) 482-0862, christopher_
kemp@ita.doc.gov, fax number (202) 482-0002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Foreign-Trade Zone Annual Report is the vehicle by which 
Foreign-Trade Zone grantees report annually to the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board, pursuant to the requirements of the Foreign Trade Zones Act (19 
U.S.C. 81a-81u). The annual reports submitted by grantees are the only 
complete source of compiled information on FTZ's. The data and 
information contained in the reports relates to international trade 
activity in FTZ's. The reports are used by the Congress and the 
Department to determine the economic effect of the FTZ program. The 
reports are also used by the FTZ Board and other trade policy officials 
to determine whether zone activity is consistent with U.S. 
international trade policy, and whether it is in the public interest. 
The public uses the information regarding activities carried on in 
FTZ's to evaluate their effect on industry sectors. The information 
contained in annual reports also helps zone grantees in their marketing 
efforts.

II. Method of Collection

    The Foreign-Trade Zone Annual Report is collected from zone 
grantees in paper format. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board is in the 
process of evaluating possible optional Web-based alternatives to the 
paper collection method.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0109.
    Form Number: ITA 359P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 163.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 38-211 hours (depending on size and 
structure of foreign-trade zones).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,594.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $607,350.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance

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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 will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: December 18, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-24882 Filed 12-21-07; 8:45 am]
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