Request for Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Commodity Offer Forms, 17948-17949 [E8-6720]

Download as PDF 17948 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 64 Wednesday, April 2, 2008 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. Dated: March 27, 2008. Patrick W. McDonough, Executive Director, Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. [FR Doc. E8–6758 Filed 4–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Request for Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Commodity Offer Forms Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Executive Director of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a closed meeting of the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations. DATES: The meeting will be held on April 28, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 35th Floor, New York, NY. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick W. McDonough, Executive Director of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, 202–622–8225. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations will meet at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 35th Floor, New York, NY on April 28, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss topics and questions that may be recommended for inclusion on future Joint Board examinations in actuarial mathematics, pension law and methodology referred to in 29 U.S.C. 1242(a)(1)(B). A determination has been made as required by section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., that the subject of the meeting falls within the exception to the open meeting requirement set forth in Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), and that the public interest requires that such meeting be closed to public participation. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Apr 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension with revision of a currently approved information collection. This information collection is necessary to support the procurement of agricultural commodities for domestic and export food donation programs. CCC issues invitations to purchase or process commodities for food donation programs on a monthly, multi-month, quarterly, and yearly basis. Special invitations, however, are issued throughout the month. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before June 2, 2008 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comment, include date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: E-mail: Send comments to: khristy.baughman@kcc.usda.gov. Fax: (816) 926–1648. Mail: Khristy Baughman, Chief, Business Operations Support Division, Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO), P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, Missouri 64141–0205. Comments also should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for USDA, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Khristy Baughman, Chief, Business Operations Support Division, phone (816) 926–12001. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Offer Forms. OMB Number: 0560–0177. Expiration Date: 9/30/2008. Type of Request: Extension with revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The United States donates agricultural commodities domestically and overseas to meet famine or other relief requirements, to combat malnutrition, and sells or donates commodities to promote economic development. CCC issues invitations to purchase or sell agricultural commodities and services for use in domestic and export programs. Vendors respond by making offers using various CCC commodity offer forms. The Export Offer forms and the Annual Certification are prepared and received electronically through the Electronic Bid Entry System (EBES). Most of the Domestic Offer forms (KC–327) are prepared and received electronically through the Domestic Bid Entry System (DEBES) via the Internet. Vendors can access EBES or DEBES on-line to see the date/time the system shows for receipt of bid, bid modification, or bid cancellation. At bid opening date/time, the bids are system evaluated. Acceptance wires are sent to the successful offerors. Awarded contracts are posted on our Web site. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for collecting information under this notice is estimated to average 15– 30 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Respondents: Business and other forprofit organizations. Respondents: 949. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 21,748. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,342 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhancing the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; or E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Request for Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection: Commodity Offer Forms

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all 
interested individuals and organizations on an extension with revision 
of a currently approved information collection. This information 
collection is necessary to support the procurement of agricultural 
commodities for domestic and export food donation programs. CCC issues 
invitations to purchase or process commodities for food donation 
programs on a monthly, multi-month, quarterly, and yearly basis. 
Special invitations, however, are issued throughout the month.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before June 2, 
2008 to be assured consideration.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comment, include date, and page number of this issue of the Federal 
Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    E-mail: Send comments to: khristy.baughman@kcc.usda.gov.
    Fax: (816) 926-1648.
    Mail: Khristy Baughman, Chief, Business Operations Support 
Division, Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO), P.O. Box 419205, Kansas 
City, Missouri 64141-0205.
    Comments also should be sent to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for 
USDA, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Khristy Baughman, Chief, Business 
Operations Support Division, phone (816) 926-12001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Offer Forms.
    OMB Number: 0560-0177.
    Expiration Date: 9/30/2008.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The United States donates agricultural commodities 
domestically and overseas to meet famine or other relief requirements, 
to combat malnutrition, and sells or donates commodities to promote 
economic development. CCC issues invitations to purchase or sell 
agricultural commodities and services for use in domestic and export 
programs. Vendors respond by making offers using various CCC commodity 
offer forms. The Export Offer forms and the Annual Certification are 
prepared and received electronically through the Electronic Bid Entry 
System (EBES). Most of the Domestic Offer forms (KC-327) are prepared 
and received electronically through the Domestic Bid Entry System 
(DEBES) via the Internet. Vendors can access EBES or DEBES on-line to 
see the date/time the system shows for receipt of bid, bid 
modification, or bid cancellation. At bid opening date/time, the bids 
are system evaluated. Acceptance wires are sent to the successful 
offerors. Awarded contracts are posted on our Web site.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for collecting 
information under this notice is estimated to average 15-30 minutes per 
response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching 
existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and 
completing and reviewing the collection of information.
    Respondents: Business and other for-profit organizations.
    Respondents: 949.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 21,748.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,342 hours.
    Comments are invited on:
    (1) 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;
    (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhancing the quality, utility and clarity of the information 
collected; or

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    (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]
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