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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 220 / Thursday, November 13, 2008 / Notices travel management in the planning process previously contained at section 13.13f. The interim directive adds direction related to the requirement in the travel management regulations, at 36 CFR 212.5(b) to identify a minimum road system to be documented in the forest transportation atlas. Section 13.13f Land Use and Special Uses. This section was section 13.3g of the existing chapter 10 of this handbook. The interim directive clarifies existing direction about land use and special uses in the planning process previously contained at section 13.13g. The interim directive adds requirement that if the administrative unit proposes to recommend adjustment in the national forest boundary that Washington Office notice is required. Section 13.2. The interim directive removes this section on individual resource analytical tools because the information about tools has been moved to appropriate places within section 13. Regulatory Certifications mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Regulatory Impact This interim directive has been reviewed under USDA procedures and Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review. It has been determined that this is not a significant action. This interim directive to clarify agency guidance would not have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy nor adversely affect productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, nor State or local governments. This interim directive would not interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency nor raise new legal or policy issues. Finally, this interim directive would not alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients of such programs. Accordingly, this proposed action is not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866. Moreover, this proposed action has been considered in light of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), and it has been determined that this proposed action would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as defined by the act because it will not impose recordkeeping requirements on them; it would not affect their competitive position in relation to large entities; and it would not affect their cash flow, liquidity, or ability to remain in the market. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:13 Nov 12, 2008 Jkt 217001 Environmental Impact This interim directive to Forest Service Handbook (FSH) 1909.12, chapter 10, clarifies direction and guides agency employees on writing plan components, on describing the monitoring program, and on considering individual resources. This interim directive amends Forest Service Handbook 1902.12, chapter 10. The intended effect of issuance of this interim directive is to provide consistent overall guidance to Forest Service line officers and employees in developing, amending, or revising land management plans for units of the National Forest System about land management planning. Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, section 220.6(d)(2) excludes from documentation in an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement ‘‘Rules, regulations, or policies to establish servicewide administrative procedures, program processes, or instructions’’ (73 FR 43084, July 24, 2008). The Agency’s conclusion is that this interim directive, which simply sets out guidance for the planning process and makes no resource management decisions, falls within this category of actions and that no extraordinary circumstances exist as currently defined that require preparation of an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement. Unfunded Mandates Pursuant to Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538), which the President signed into law on March 22, 1995, the Agency has assessed the effects of this interim directive on State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector. This interim directive would not compel the expenditure of $100 million or more by any State, local, or tribal government or anyone in the private sector. Therefore, a statement under section 202 of the act is not required. Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public This interim directive does not contain any additional recordkeeping or reporting requirements associated with National Forest System land management planning or other information collection requirements as defined in 5 CFR part 1320 that are not already required by law or not already approved for use. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (Number 0596–00158) has approved the information collection associated with the submitting an objection under the planning rule (36 CFR part 219). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67123 Accordingly, the review provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 do not apply. Conclusion This interim directive provides consistent interpretation of the planning rule for line and staff officers, and interdisciplinary teams. Therefore, the Agency can fulfill its commitment to improve public involvement and decisionmaking associated with developing, amending, or revising a land management plan. The full text of this handbook is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.fs.fed.us./im/directives. Single paper copies are available upon request from the address and telephone numbers listed earlier in this notice as well as from the nearest regional office, the location of which are also available on the Washington Office headquarters homepage on the World Wide Web at http://www.fs.fed.us. Dated: October 9, 2008. Abigail R. Kimbell, Chief, Forest Service. [FR Doc. E8–26939 Filed 11–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Northeast Region Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Individual Transfer Quota (ITQ) Administration. OMB Control Number: 0648–0240. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 45. Number of Respondents: 205. Average Hours Per Response: Individual Transfer Quota (ITQ) requests, 5 minutes; and applications to shuck surfclams at sea, 30 minutes. Needs and Uses: Federally-permitted fishing vessels participating in the Atlantic surfclam or ocean quahog ITQ fishery in the Northeast Region of the U.S. are subject to certain information collection requirements. These requirements allow NMFS to process requests for the transfer of surfclam or E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 67124 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 220 / Thursday, November 13, 2008 / Notices ocean quahog quota shares or authorization to shuck surfclams or ocean quahogs at sea. The regulations governing the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fishery including the collections of information are found in 50 CFR part 648, subpart E. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: November 6, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–26873 Filed 11–12–08; 8:45 am] Dated: November 6, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–26874 Filed 11–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0513. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 134. Number of Respondents: 6. Average Hours Per Response: Annual fishery letter to NMFS re participants, 16 hours; copy of NMFS approval to participants, 5 minutes; and appeals, 20 hours. Needs and Uses: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 requires the Aleutian Islands pollock fishery to be allocated to the Aleut Corporation for economic development of Adak, Alaska. The statute requires the Aleut VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:13 Nov 12, 2008 Jkt 217001 Corporation’s approval for participants and limits participation to American Fisheries Act qualified entities and vessels less than or equal to 60 ft overall length with certain endorsements. The qualified entities/vessels are nominated by the corporation and subsequently approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to participate in the fishery. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals and households. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–849] Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 13, 2008. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is currently conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on cut–tolength carbon steel plate (‘‘CTL Steel Plate’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. This new shipper review covers one producer/exporter. We preliminarily determine that the new shipper has made sale(s) below AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 normal value (‘‘NV’’), and the producer/ exporter combination is entitled to a separate rate in this new shipper review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this new shipper review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (‘‘POR’’) for which the importer specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results. We intend to issue the final results no later than 90 days from the date of publication of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–2623. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The antidumping duty order on CTL Steel Plate from the PRC was published on October 21, 2003. See Suspension Agreement on Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People’s Republic of China; Termination of Suspension Agreement and Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 68 FR 60081 (October 21, 2003). On November 30, 2007, we received a timely request for a new shipper review from Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (‘‘Valin Xiangtan’’) in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d)(2). In its request, Valin Xiangtan certified that it produced and exported the CTL Steel Plate on which it based its request for a new shipper review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Valin Xiangtan submitted documentation establishing the date on which the merchandise was first shipped for export to the United States, the volume of that first shipment, and the date of the first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. On December 27, 2007, the Department initially determined that Valin Xiangtan did not meet the requirements under which the Department can initiate a new shipper review. On January 7, 2008, upon further review of subsequent information submitted by the requester, the Department reconsidered its decision and initiated the new shipper review on January 17, 2008. See Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People’s Republic of China; Initiation of New Shipper Review, 73 FR 3236 (January 17, 2008). On January 14, E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 220 (Thursday, November 13, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Northeast Region Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Individual 
Transfer Quota (ITQ) Administration.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0240.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Burden Hours: 45.
    Number of Respondents: 205.
    Average Hours Per Response: Individual Transfer Quota (ITQ) 
requests, 5 minutes; and applications to shuck surfclams at sea, 30 
minutes.
    Needs and Uses: Federally-permitted fishing vessels participating 
in the Atlantic surfclam or ocean quahog ITQ fishery in the Northeast 
Region of the U.S. are subject to certain information collection 
requirements. These requirements allow NMFS to process requests for the 
transfer of surfclam or

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ocean quahog quota shares or authorization to shuck surfclams or ocean 
quahogs at sea. The regulations governing the Atlantic surfclam and 
ocean quahog fishery including the collections of information are found 
in 50 CFR part 648, subpart E.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
dHynek@doc.gov).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395-7285, or 
David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: November 6, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-26873 Filed 11-12-08; 8:45 am]
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