Sunshine Act Notice, 38172-38173 [08-1410]

Download as PDF 38172 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 129 Thursday, July 3, 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No.: AMS–DA–08–0026; DA–08–03] Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, the Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products— Recordkeeping (Subpart B). DATES: Comments received by September 2, 2008, will be considered. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Reginald L. Pasteur, USDA/ AMS/Dairy Programs, Dairy Standardization Branch, Room 2746South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0230; Telephone: 202–690–3571, Fax: 202–720–2643, or e-mail Reginald.pasteur@usda.gov. All comments will be available for public inspection at the above location, or on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products— RecordKeeping (Subpart B). OMB Number: 0581–0110. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2009. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) directs the Department to develop programs which will provide for and facilitate the marketing of agricultural products. One of these programs is the USDA voluntary inspection and grading program for dairy products (7 CFR Part 58) where these dairy products are graded according to U.S. grade standards by a USDA grader. The dairy products under the dairy program may be identified with the USDA grade mark. Dairy processors, buyers, retailers, institutional users, and consumers have requested that such a program be developed to assure the uniform quality of dairy products purchased. In order for any service program to perform satisfactorily, there are regulations for the provider and user. For these reasons, the dairy inspection and grading program regulations were developed and issued under the authority of the Act. These regulations are essential to administer the program to meet the needs of the user and to carry out the purposes of the Act. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the AMA to ensure that dairy products are produced under sanitary conditions and that buyers are purchasing a quality product. In order for the Regulations governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products to serve the government, industry, and the consumer, laboratory test results must be recorded. Respondents are not required to submit information to the agency. The records are to be evaluated by a USDA inspector at the time of an inspection. These records include quality tests of each producer, plant records of required tests and analysis, and starter and cheese make records. As an offsetting benefit, the records required by USDA are also records that are routinely used by the inspected facility for their own supervisory and quality control purposes. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.85 hours per response. Respondents: Dairy products manufacturing facilities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 487. Estimated Number of Responses: 1388. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.85. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3956. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed 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 the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Reginald Pasteur, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 2746—South, Washington, DC 20250–0230. All comments received will be available for public inspection at the above location, or on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 27, 2008. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–15075 Filed 7–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Notice United States Commission on Civil Rights ACTION: Notice of briefing and meeting. DATE AND TIME: Friday, July 11, 2008; 9:30 a.m. PLACE: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Rm. 540, Washington, DC 20425. AGENCY: Meeting Agenda I. Approval of Agenda II. Approval of Minutes • June 6, 2008 Meeting. III. Staff Director’s Report IV. Motion for Executive Session V. Management and Operations E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 129 / Thursday, July 3, 2008 / Notices • Status of FY 2008 Budget. • FY 2009 Budget Submission to Congress. VI. Program Planning • 2010 Program Planning. • Briefing Report on Racial Categorization in the Census. • Briefing Report on the Deliberate Creation of Racially Identifiable School Districts in Omaha, Nebraska. VII. State Advisory Committee Issues • Arkansas SAC. • Wisconsin SAC. VIII. Other Business • DOT Guidance Regarding Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (‘‘DBE’’) Program. IX. Future Agenda Items X. Adjourn FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit (202) 376–8582. Dated: July 1, 2008. Emma Monroig, Solicitor. [FR Doc. 08–1410 Filed 7–1–08; 1:29 pm] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–882 Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding in part the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on refined brown aluminum oxide (RBAO) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the period November 1, 2006, to October 31, 2007, with respect to Henan Yilong High and New Materials Co. Ltd. (Henan Yilong). This partial rescission is based on the withdrawal of the request for review by the interested party that requested the review. Additionally, the Department is extending the preliminary results of this administrative review to no later than December 1, 2008. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 3, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Kate Johnson, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone (202) 482–4136 or (202) 482– 4929, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On November 1, 2007, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on, inter alia, RBAO from the PRC. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 72 FR 61859 (November 1, 2007). In response, Fujimi Corporation (Fujimi), an importer of the subject merchandise, timely requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on RBAO from the PRC for entries of the subject merchandise during the November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007, period of review (POR) from two PRC producers/exporters: Henan Yilong and Qingdao Shunxingli Abrasives Co. Ltd. (Qingdao Shunxingli). On December 27, 2007, the Department initiated a review on Henan Yilong and Qingdao Shunxingli. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 73315 (December 27, 2007). The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later than August 1, 2008. In a letter dated May 23, 2008, Fujimi withdrew its request for review of Henan Yilong and requested that the Department rescind the review with respect to this company. On June 2, 2008, domestic producers Washington Mills, C + E Minerals, and Treibacher Scheifmittel Corp. (collectively, ‘‘domestic producers’’), submitted comments opposing Fujimi’s request. Fujimi responded to the domestic producers’ opposition on June 11, 2008. Rescission, in Part, of Administrative Review The applicable regulation, 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), states that if a party that requested an administrative review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review, the Secretary will rescind the review in whole or in part. Furthermore, the regulation states the Secretary may extend this time limit if the Secretary decides that it is reasonable to do so. The domestic producers object to Fujimi’s request, stating that it is untimely, and that both the Department and the domestic producers already have devoted extensive time and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38173 resources to this review. Further, the domestic producers contend that Fujimi waited until surrogate value data was placed on the record to determine whether the review results would be favorable before withdrawing its review request for Henan Yilong. Although Fujimi withdrew the request for review of Henan Xilong after the 90-day deadline, the Department finds it reasonable to extend the withdrawal deadline. Contrary to the domestic producers’ assertions, the Department has not yet devoted significant time or resources to analyzing Henan Yilong’s information for this review, e.g., the Department has not yet completed its analysis of Henan Xilong’s questionnaire responses, nor issued a supplemental questionnaire for portions of the Henan Xilong questionnaire response. See, e.g., Honey from Argentina: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 50661 (September 4, 2007), remaining unchanged in Honey from Argentina: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Determination Not to Revoke in Part, 73 FR 24220 (May 2, 2008) (where the Department extended the deadline for withdrawal of the review request because it had not yet devoted significant resources to the review). Additionally, the Department has not yet made any determinations on the selection of surrogate values to apply in this review. Thus, we find no basis to support the domestic producers’ allegation concerning Fujimi’s timing of the withdrawal request. Further, we note that the domestic producers did not request a review for this segment of the proceeding. Therefore, for all these reasons, the Department determines it is reasonable to rescind the review with respect to Henan Xilong. The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions for Henan Xilong directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the publication of this notice. The Department will direct CBP to assess antidumping duties for Henan Xilong at the cash deposit rates in effect on the date of entry for entries during the period November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. Notification to Parties This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this period of time. Failure to comply with this E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 129 (Thursday, July 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 08-1410]


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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Sunshine Act Notice

AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights

ACTION: Notice of briefing and meeting.

Date and Time: Friday, July 11, 2008; 9:30 a.m.

Place: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Rm. 540, 
Washington, DC 20425.

Meeting Agenda

I. Approval of Agenda
II. Approval of Minutes
     June 6, 2008 Meeting.
III. Staff Director's Report
IV. Motion for Executive Session
V. Management and Operations

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     Status of FY 2008 Budget.
     FY 2009 Budget Submission to Congress.
VI. Program Planning
     2010 Program Planning.
     Briefing Report on Racial Categorization in the Census.
     Briefing Report on the Deliberate Creation of Racially 
Identifiable School Districts in Omaha, Nebraska.
VII. State Advisory Committee Issues
     Arkansas SAC.
     Wisconsin SAC.
VIII. Other Business
     DOT Guidance Regarding Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
(``DBE'') Program.
IX. Future Agenda Items
X. Adjourn


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, Public 
Affairs Unit (202) 376-8582.

    Dated: July 1, 2008.
Emma Monroig,
Solicitor.
[FR Doc. 08-1410 Filed 7-1-08; 1:29 pm]
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