Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2009 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year, 51437-51438 [E8-20133]

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PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3410–22–P Foreign Agricultural Service Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2009 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that the fee to be charged for the 2009 tariffrate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States, will be $150.00 per license. DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jorge Martinez, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import and Trade Support Programs Division, STOP 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021 or telephone at (202) 720–9439 or e-mail at Jorge.Martinez@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 7 CFR 6.20–6.37 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-quota TRQ tariff rates by or the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of licenses by the license holder to import dairy articles is monitored by the Daiiy Import Licensing Program, Import and E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 51438 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices Trade Support Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority in order to reimburse the Department of Agriculture for the costs of administering the licensing system under this regulation. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to be issued for the 2009 calendar year. Notice The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of administering the licensing system for 2009 has been estimated to be $360,000, and the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued is 2,400. Of the total cost, $235,000 represents staff and supervisory costs directly related to administering the licensing system, and $125,000 represents other miscellaneous costs, including travel, postage, publications, forms, Internet software development, and ADP system contractors. Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license issued to a person or firm for the 2009 calendar year, in accordance with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $150 per license. Issued at Washington, DC the 9th day of July, 2008. Ronald Lord, Licensing Authority. [FR Doc. E8–20133 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] based upon knowledge and expertise of the members, useful to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in implementing the Emerging Markets Program. 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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets will be held on September 10– 11, 2008. The role of the committee is to provide information and advice, VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Forest Service Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites and Fee Increase at Existing Fee Sites; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) Fremont-Winema National Forests, USDA Forest Service. ACTION: Notice of proposal to implement camping fees at full service campgrounds, and to increase camp fees at existing fee sites. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Fremont-Winema National Forests are planning to start charging fees at ten recreation campground sites, and increase camp fees at three existing fee sites and five recreation cabin rentals. The Forest is committed to responsibly serving the public by efficiently operating and, when necessary, modifying the services to ensure developed recreation sites are managed to health and safety standards, and provide recreation opportunities strategically across the Forests. As demographics change and new challenges are presented, it is the Forest’s responsibility to respond and ensure that appropriate recreation services and facilities are available to the public. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation and maintenance, market assessment and public comment. The fees listed are only proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public comment. Funds from fees would be used for the continued operation and maintenance of these recreation sites. Aspen Cabin, Bald Butte Lookout, Currier Guard Station, Drake Peak Lookout and Hager Mountain Lookout will continue to be available for overnight rental. The facilities are currently available for rent at either $25 or $30 per night. A financial analysis is being completed to determine the appropriate rental fee to cover operating expenses. Future fees may range between $40 and $50 per night. Lookout and forest cabin rentals offer a unique experience and are a widely popular offering on National Forests. Fees would continue to help protect and maintain lookout and cabin rentals and their historic integrity. The fee structure at Digit Point Campground is proposed to change from the required $10.00 per campsite plus $5.00 for an extra vehicle for overnight use to $12.00 per campsite plus $5.00 for an extra vehicle. A fee of $5.00 per campsite is proposed when the water system is no longer active, primarily in the spring and fall. The fee structure at Williamson River Campground is proposed to change from $6.00 per campsite plus $2.00 for an extra vehicle for overnight use to $10.00 per campsite plus $4.00 for an extra vehicle. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51437-51438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20133]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2009 Tariff-
Rate Import Quota Year

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the fee to be charged for the 2009 
tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or 
firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of 
certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set 
forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States, 
will be $150.00 per license.

DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jorge Martinez, Dairy Import Licensing 
Program, Import and Trade Support Programs Division, STOP 1021, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20250-1021 or telephone at (202) 720-9439 or e-mail at 
Jorge.Martinez@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing 
Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 
7 CFR 6.20-6.37 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain 
dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those 
dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-
quota TRQ tariff rates by or the account of a person or firm to whom 
such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms 
and conditions of the regulation.
    Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license 
authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type 
of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of 
licenses by the license holder to import dairy articles is monitored by 
the Daiiy Import Licensing Program, Import and

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Trade Support Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged 
for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority 
in order to reimburse the Department of Agriculture for the costs of 
administering the licensing system under this regulation.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing 
Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such 
fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal 
Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to 
be issued for the 2009 calendar year.

Notice

    The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of administering 
the licensing system for 2009 has been estimated to be $360,000, and 
the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued is 2,400. Of the 
total cost, $235,000 represents staff and supervisory costs directly 
related to administering the licensing system, and $125,000 represents 
other miscellaneous costs, including travel, postage, publications, 
forms, Internet software development, and ADP system contractors.
    Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license 
issued to a person or firm for the 2009 calendar year, in accordance 
with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $150 per license.

    Issued at Washington, DC the 9th day of July, 2008.
Ronald Lord,
Licensing Authority.
[FR Doc. E8-20133 Filed 9-2-08; 8:45 am]
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