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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 2, 2008 / Notices (4) Minimizing the burden of the collection of the information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. Signed at Washington, DC, on March 27, 2008. Glen L. Keppy, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. E8–6720 Filed 4–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service WTO Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of product coverage and trigger levels for safeguard measures provided for in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice lists the updated quantity trigger levels for products, which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 2, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lana Bennett, Import and Trade Support Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021, telephone at (202) 720–0638, or e-mail itspd@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture provides that additional import duties may be imposed on imports of products subject to tariffication as a result of the Uruguay Round if certain conditions are met. The agreement permits additional duties to be charged if the price of an individual shipment of imported products falls below the average price for similar goods imported during the years 1986–88 by a specified percentage. It also permits additional duties to be imposed if the volume of imports of an article exceeds the average of the most recent 3 years for which data are available by 5, 10, or 25 percent, depending on the article. These additional duties may not be imposed on quantities for which minimum or current access commitments were made during the Uruguay Round negotiations, and only one type of safeguard, price or quantity, may be applied at any given time to an article. Section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires that the President cause to be published in the Federal Register information regarding the price and quantity safeguards, including the quantity trigger levels, which must be updated annually based upon import levels during the most recent 3 years. The President delegated this duty to the Secretary of Agriculture in Presidential Proclamation No. 6763, dated December 23, 1994, 60 FR 1005 (Jan. 4, 1995). The Secretary of Agriculture further delegated the duty to the Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (7 CFR 2.43(a)(2)(2007)). The Annex to this notice contains the updated quantity trigger levels. Additional information on the products subject to safeguards and the additional duties which may apply can be found in subchapter IV of Chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and in the Secretary of Agriculture’s Notice of Safeguard Action, published in the Federal Register at 60 FR 427, January 4, 1995. Notice: As provided in section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, consistent with Article 5 of the Agreement on Agriculture, the safeguard quantity trigger levels previously notified are superceded by the levels indicated in the Annex to this notice. The definitions of these products were provided in the Notice of Safeguard Action published in the Federal Register, at 60 FR 427, January 4, 1995. Issued at Washington, DC this 26th day of March, 2008. Michael W. Yost, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. ANNEX.—QUANTITY-BASED SAFEGUARD TRIGGER rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Product Trigger level Beef .................................................................... Mutton ................................................................. Cream ................................................................. Evaporated or Condensed Milk .......................... Nonfat Dry Milk ................................................... Dried Whole Milk ................................................ Dried Cream ....................................................... Dried Whey/Buttermilk ........................................ Butter .................................................................. Butter Oil and Butter Substitutes ....................... Dairy Mixtures .................................................... Blue Cheese ....................................................... Cheddar Cheese ................................................ American-Type Cheese ...................................... Edam/Gouda Cheese ......................................... Italian-Type Cheese ........................................... Swiss Cheese with Eye Formation .................... Gruyere Process Cheese ................................... Lowfat Cheese ................................................... NSPF Cheese .................................................... Peanuts .............................................................. 412,848 mt .................. 2,455 mt ...................... 1,683,273 liters ........... 6,393,713 kilograms ... 501,702 kilograms ...... 3,300,683 kilograms ... 16,575 kilograms ........ 57,385 kilograms ........ 8,119,255 kilograms ... 7,852,361 kilograms ... 59,001,920 kilograms 5,312,438 kilograms ... 12,878,813 kilograms 8,616,224 kilograms ... 8,348,479 kilograms ... 22,934,090 kilograms 32,795,660 kilograms 7,028,728 kilograms ... 1,519,025 kilograms ... 54,012,829 kilograms 15,634 mt .................... 12,096 mt .................... 3,833 mt ...................... 1,411,011 mt ............... 1,462,968 mt ............... Peanut Butter/Paste ........................................... Raw Cane Sugar ................................................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Apr 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Period January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008. April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008. October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009. Sfmt 4703 17949 E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 17950 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 2, 2008 / Notices ANNEX.—QUANTITY-BASED SAFEGUARD TRIGGER—Continued Product Trigger level Refined Sugar and Syrups ................................. 158,544 mt .................. 175,217 mt .................. 29 mt ........................... 72 mt ........................... 593 mt ......................... 669 mt ......................... 17,655 mt .................... 16,759 mt .................... 1,083 mt ...................... 1,329 mt ...................... 9,137,158 kilograms ... 321,752 kilograms ...... 21,932 kilograms ........ 111 mt ......................... 243 mt ......................... 126 mt ......................... 128 mt ......................... 2,228,293 liters ........... 29,683 kilograms ........ 128,095 kilograms ...... 669,917 kilograms ...... 0 kilograms ................. 0 kilograms ................. 2,113,814 kilograms ... 1,723,796 kilograms ... 7,045,601 kilograms ... 4,416,936 kilograms ... 5,128 kilograms .......... 70,768 kilograms ........ 19,473 kilograms ........ 10,205 kilograms ........ Blended Syrups .................................................. Articles Over 65% Sugar .................................... Articles Over 10% Sugar .................................... Sweetened Cocoa Powder ................................. Chocolate Crumb ............................................... Lowfat Chocolate Crumb .................................... Infant Formula Containing Oligosaccharides ..... Mixes and Doughs ............................................. Mixed Condiments and Seasonings ................... Ice Cream ........................................................... Animal Feed Containing Milk ............................. Short Staple Cotton ............................................ Harsh or Rough Cotton ...................................... Medium Staple Cotton ........................................ Extra Long Staple Cotton ................................... Cotton Waste ...................................................... Cotton, Processed, Not Spun ............................ Period October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008. October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009. October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008. October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009. October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008. October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009. October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008. October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009. October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008. October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008. October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009. October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008. October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. September 20, 2007 to September 19, 2008. September 20, 2008 to September 19, 2009. August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008. August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009. August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008. August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009. August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008. August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009. September 20, 2007 to September 19, 2008. September 20, 2008 to September 19, 2009. September 11, 2007 to September 10, 2008. September 11, 2008 to September 10, 2009. [FR Doc. E8–6640 Filed 4–1–08; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: III. Data BILLING CODE 3410–10–M Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482–4896, lhall@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 0694–0083. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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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). rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Apr 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 The Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, and Executive Order 12919, authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to assess the capabilities of the defense industrial base to support the national defense. They also develop policy alternatives to improve the international competitiveness of specific domestic industries and their abilities to meet defense program needs. The information collected from voluntary surveys will be used to assist small- and medium-sized firms in defense transition and in gaining access to advanced technologies and manufacturing processes available from Federal Laboratories. The goal is to improve regions of the country adversely affected by cutbacks in defense spending and military base closures. II. Method of Collection Surveys will be electronically submitted. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


WTO Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of product coverage and trigger levels for safeguard 
measures provided for in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement 
on Agriculture.

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SUMMARY: This notice lists the updated quantity trigger levels for 
products, which may be subject to additional import duties under the 
safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice 
also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on 
each of the listed products.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 2, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lana Bennett, Import and Trade Support 
Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20250-1021, telephone at (202) 720-0638, or e-mail itspd@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on 
Agriculture provides that additional import duties may be imposed on 
imports of products subject to tariffication as a result of the Uruguay 
Round if certain conditions are met. The agreement permits additional 
duties to be charged if the price of an individual shipment of imported 
products falls below the average price for similar goods imported 
during the years 1986-88 by a specified percentage. It also permits 
additional duties to be imposed if the volume of imports of an article 
exceeds the average of the most recent 3 years for which data are 
available by 5, 10, or 25 percent, depending on the article. These 
additional duties may not be imposed on quantities for which minimum or 
current access commitments were made during the Uruguay Round 
negotiations, and only one type of safeguard, price or quantity, may be 
applied at any given time to an article. Section 405 of the Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act requires that the President cause to be published 
in the Federal Register information regarding the price and quantity 
safeguards, including the quantity trigger levels, which must be 
updated annually based upon import levels during the most recent 3 
years. The President delegated this duty to the Secretary of 
Agriculture in Presidential Proclamation No. 6763, dated December 23, 
1994, 60 FR 1005 (Jan. 4, 1995). The Secretary of Agriculture further 
delegated the duty to the Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural 
Service (7 CFR 2.43(a)(2)(2007)). The Annex to this notice contains the 
updated quantity trigger levels.
    Additional information on the products subject to safeguards and 
the additional duties which may apply can be found in subchapter IV of 
Chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and 
in the Secretary of Agriculture's Notice of Safeguard Action, published 
in the Federal Register at 60 FR 427, January 4, 1995.
    Notice: As provided in section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements 
Act, consistent with Article 5 of the Agreement on Agriculture, the 
safeguard quantity trigger levels previously notified are superceded by 
the levels indicated in the Annex to this notice.
    The definitions of these products were provided in the Notice of 
Safeguard Action published in the Federal Register, at 60 FR 427, 
January 4, 1995.

    Issued at Washington, DC this 26th day of March, 2008.
Michael W. Yost,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.

                                    Annex.--Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger
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                 Product                         Trigger level                           Period
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Beef....................................  412,848 mt.................  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Mutton..................................  2,455 mt...................  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Cream...................................  1,683,273 liters...........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Evaporated or Condensed Milk............  6,393,713 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Nonfat Dry Milk.........................  501,702 kilograms..........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Dried Whole Milk........................  3,300,683 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Dried Cream.............................  16,575 kilograms...........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Dried Whey/Buttermilk...................  57,385 kilograms...........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Butter..................................  8,119,255 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Butter Oil and Butter Substitutes.......  7,852,361 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Dairy Mixtures..........................  59,001,920 kilograms.......  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Blue Cheese.............................  5,312,438 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Cheddar Cheese..........................  12,878,813 kilograms.......  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
American-Type Cheese....................  8,616,224 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Edam/Gouda Cheese.......................  8,348,479 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Italian-Type Cheese.....................  22,934,090 kilograms.......  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Swiss Cheese with Eye Formation.........  32,795,660 kilograms.......  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Gruyere Process Cheese..................  7,028,728 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Lowfat Cheese...........................  1,519,025 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
NSPF Cheese.............................  54,012,829 kilograms.......  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Peanuts.................................  15,634 mt..................  April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008.
                                          12,096 mt..................  April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009.
Peanut Butter/Paste.....................  3,833 mt...................  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Raw Cane Sugar..........................  1,411,011 mt...............  October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.
                                          1,462,968 mt...............  October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.

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Refined Sugar and Syrups................  158,544 mt.................  October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.
                                          175,217 mt.................  October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.
Blended Syrups..........................  29 mt......................  October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.
                                          72 mt......................  October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.
Articles Over 65% Sugar.................  593 mt.....................  October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.
                                          669 mt.....................  October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.
Articles Over 10% Sugar.................  17,655 mt..................  October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.
                                          16,759 mt..................  October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.
Sweetened Cocoa Powder..................  1,083 mt...................  October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.
                                          1,329 mt...................  October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.
Chocolate Crumb.........................  9,137,158 kilograms........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Lowfat Chocolate Crumb..................  321,752 kilograms..........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Infant Formula Containing                 21,932 kilograms...........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
 Oligosaccharides.
Mixes and Doughs........................  111 mt.....................  October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.
                                          243 mt.....................  October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.
Mixed Condiments and Seasonings.........  126 mt.....................  October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.
                                          128 mt.....................  October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.
Ice Cream...............................  2,228,293 liters...........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Animal Feed Containing Milk.............  29,683 kilograms...........  January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.
Short Staple Cotton.....................  128,095 kilograms..........  September 20, 2007 to September 19, 2008.
                                          669,917 kilograms..........  September 20, 2008 to September 19, 2009.
Harsh or Rough Cotton...................  0 kilograms................  August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008.
                                          0 kilograms................  August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009.
Medium Staple Cotton....................  2,113,814 kilograms........  August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008.
                                          1,723,796 kilograms........  August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009.
Extra Long Staple Cotton................  7,045,601 kilograms........  August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008.
                                          4,416,936 kilograms........  August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009.
Cotton Waste............................  5,128 kilograms............  September 20, 2007 to September 19, 2008.
                                          70,768 kilograms...........  September 20, 2008 to September 19, 2009.
Cotton, Processed, Not Spun.............  19,473 kilograms...........  September 11, 2007 to September 10, 2008.
                                          10,205 kilograms...........  September 11, 2008 to September 10, 2009.
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