Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Agricultural Commodities to Cuba, 64303 [E8-25834]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 29, 2008 / Notices 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 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 23, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–25703 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 0810091342–81349–01] Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Agricultural Commodities to Cuba Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting public comments on the effectiveness of its licensing procedures as defined in the Export Administration Regulations for the export of agricultural commodities to Cuba. BIS will include a description of these comments in its biennial report to the Congress, as required by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.), as amended. DATES: Comments must be received by November 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent by email to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov with a reference to ‘‘TSRA 2008 Report’’ in the subject line. Written comments may be submitted by mail to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230 with a reference to ‘‘TSRA 2008 Report.’’ VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Oct 28, 2008 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan W. Christian, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Telephone: (202) 482– 4252. Additional information on BIS procedures and our previous biennial report under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, as amended, are available at http:// www.bis.doc.gov/licensing/ TSRA_TOC.html. Copies of these materials may also be requested by contacting the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance. The public comments are displayed on BIS’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Web site at http:// www.bis.doc.gov/foia. If you have technical difficulties accessing this Web site, please call BIS’s Office of Administration at (202) 482–2165 for assistance. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) authorizes exports of agricultural commodities to Cuba pursuant to section 906(a) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) (22 U.S.C. 7205(a)), under the procedures set forth in section 740.18 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR 740.18). These are the only licensing procedures in the EAR currently in effect pursuant to the requirements of section 906(a) of TSRA. Under the provisions of section 906(c) of TSRA (22 U.S.C. 7205(c)), BIS must submit a biennial report to the Congress on the operation of the licensing system implemented pursuant to section 906(a) for the preceding two-year period. This report is to include the number and types of licenses applied for, the number and types of licenses approved, the average amount of time elapsed from the date of filing of a license application until the date of its approval, the extent to which the licensing procedures were effectively implemented, and a description of comments received from interested parties during a 30-day public comment period about the effectiveness of the licensing procedures. BIS is currently preparing a biennial report on the operation of the licensing system for the two-year period from October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2008. By this notice, BIS requests public comments on the effectiveness of the licensing procedures for the export of agricultural commodities to Cuba set forth under section 740.18 of the EAR. Parties submitting comments are asked to be as specific as possible. All comments received by the close of the comment period will be considered by SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64303 BIS in developing the report to Congress. All information relating to the notice will be a matter of public record and will be available for public inspection and copying. In the interest of accuracy and completeness, BIS requires written comments. Dated: October 24, 2008. Christopher R. Wall, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25834 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–549–817 Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is extending the time limit for the final results of the changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products (‘‘hot–rolled steel’’) from Thailand. The period of review is October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006. This extension is made pursuant to 19 CFR 351.216(e). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0195 or (202) 482– 3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BACKGROUND: On November 29, 2001, the Department published the antidumping duty order on hot–rolled steel from Thailand. See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 59562 (November 29, 2001) (‘‘Hot– Rolled Steel Order’’). In November 2004, in the course of the 2003 - 2004 administrative review, Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (‘‘SSI’’) requested revocation of the Hot– Rolled Steel Order with respect to its sales of subject merchandise. See Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[FR Doc No: E8-25834]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

[Docket No. 0810091342-81349-01]


Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Agricultural 
Commodities to Cuba

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting public 
comments on the effectiveness of its licensing procedures as defined in 
the Export Administration Regulations for the export of agricultural 
commodities to Cuba. BIS will include a description of these comments 
in its biennial report to the Congress, as required by the Trade 
Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7201 et 
seq.), as amended.

DATES: Comments must be received by November 28, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent by email to 
publiccomments@bis.doc.gov with a reference to ``TSRA 2008 Report'' in 
the subject line. Written comments may be submitted by mail to 
Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230 with a 
reference to ``TSRA 2008 Report.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan W. Christian, Office of 
Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Telephone: (202) 482-4252. 
Additional information on BIS procedures and our previous biennial 
report under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, as 
amended, are available at http://www.bis.doc.gov/licensing/TSRA_
TOC.html. Copies of these materials may also be requested by contacting 
the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance.
    The public comments are displayed on BIS's Freedom of Information 
Act (FOIA) Web site at http://www.bis.doc.gov/foia. If you have 
technical difficulties accessing this Web site, please call BIS's 
Office of Administration at (202) 482-2165 for assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
authorizes exports of agricultural commodities to Cuba pursuant to 
section 906(a) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act 
of 2000 (TSRA) (22 U.S.C. 7205(a)), under the procedures set forth in 
section 740.18 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR 
740.18). These are the only licensing procedures in the EAR currently 
in effect pursuant to the requirements of section 906(a) of TSRA.
    Under the provisions of section 906(c) of TSRA (22 U.S.C. 7205(c)), 
BIS must submit a biennial report to the Congress on the operation of 
the licensing system implemented pursuant to section 906(a) for the 
preceding two-year period. This report is to include the number and 
types of licenses applied for, the number and types of licenses 
approved, the average amount of time elapsed from the date of filing of 
a license application until the date of its approval, the extent to 
which the licensing procedures were effectively implemented, and a 
description of comments received from interested parties during a 30-
day public comment period about the effectiveness of the licensing 
procedures. BIS is currently preparing a biennial report on the 
operation of the licensing system for the two-year period from October 
1, 2006 through September 30, 2008.
    By this notice, BIS requests public comments on the effectiveness 
of the licensing procedures for the export of agricultural commodities 
to Cuba set forth under section 740.18 of the EAR. Parties submitting 
comments are asked to be as specific as possible. All comments received 
by the close of the comment period will be considered by BIS in 
developing the report to Congress.
    All information relating to the notice will be a matter of public 
record and will be available for public inspection and copying. In the 
interest of accuracy and completeness, BIS requires written comments.

    Dated: October 24, 2008.
Christopher R. Wall,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
 [FR Doc. E8-25834 Filed 10-28-08; 8:45 am]
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