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Download as PDF 75624 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 240 Friday, December 12, 2008 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration 19 CFR Part 360 [Docket Number 0809261282–81283–01] RIN 0625–AA82 Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce publishes this proposed rule to request public comment on modifications to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System. These modifications are proposed to extend the current SIMA system until March 21, 2013. This extension would continue the Department’s ability to track steel imports and make them publicly available in advance of the full trade data release. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST, January 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments on the SIMA system may be submitted through any of the following: • Mail: Kelly Parkhill, Director for Industry Support and Analysis, Import Administration, Room 3713, Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. • E-mail: steel_license@ita.doc.gov. Please state ‘‘Comments on the 2008 Proposed Rule’’ in the subject line. • Federal e-Rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the SIMA system, please contact Kelly Parkhill (202) 482–3791; Julie Al-Saadawi (202) 482–1930. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An interim final rule revising part 360 was published in the Federal Register March 11, 2005, 70 FR 12136. On December 5, 2005, the Department of Commerce VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 published its final rule on the current SIMA system (70 FR 72373). Under the final rule, the system expires on March 21, 2009, unless extended upon review and notification in the Federal Register. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide steel producers, steel consumers, importers, and the general public with accurate and timely information on anticipated imports of certain steel products. Import licenses, obtained through the Internet-based SIMA licensing system, are required on U.S. imports of basic steel mill products. Aggregate import data obtained from the licenses is updated weekly and posted on the SIMA Web site monitor. Details of the current system can be found at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/steel/license/. Proposal: The Department proposes to extend the SIMA system beyond its current expiration date for an additional period of four years (see 19 CFR part 360). All comments responding to this notice will be a matter of public record and available for public inspection and copying at Import Administration’s Central Records Unit, Room 1117, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. Classification Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration that this proposed rule, if adopted, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as that term is defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. A summary of the factual basis for this certification is below. This proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of companies. Companies are already familiar with the licensing of certain steel products under the current system. In most cases, brokerage companies will apply for the license for the steel importers. Most brokerage companies that are currently involved in filing documentation for importing goods into the U.S., are accustomed to Customs and Border Protection’s automated systems. Today, more than 99% of the Customs filings are handled electronically. Therefore, the Web-based nature of this simple license application should not be a PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 significant obstacle to any firm in completing this requirement. However, should a company need to apply for an ID or license non-electronically, a fax/ phone option will be available at Commerce during regular business hours. There is no cost to register for a company-specific ID user code and no cost to file for the license. Each license form is expected to take less than 10 minutes to complete using much of the same information used to complete the Customs Entry Summary documentation. This is the one additional requirement of the importers or their representative to fulfill U.S. entry requirements to import each covered steel product shipment. Commerce estimates that fewer than five percent of the licenses would be filed by brokerage companies or other businesses that would be considered small entities. Therefore, Commerce estimates that the likely aggregate license costs attributable to small entities would be one percent of the estimated total $2,000,000 cost to all steel importers, or $20,000 would represent the cost that small entities will incur as a result of this proposed rule. Paperwork Reduction Act. This proposed rule contains collection-ofinformation requirements subject to review and approval by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). These requirements have been approved by OMB (OMB No.: 0625–0245; Expiration Date: 09/30/2011). Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be less than 10 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Paperwork Reduction Act Data: OMB Number: 0625–0245. ITA Number: ITA–4141P. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Registered Users: 3,500. Estimated Time per Response: Less than 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100,000 hours. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $2,000,000. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to nor shall a person be subject to a E:\FR\FM\12DEP1.SGM 12DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Proposed Rules penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Executive Order 12866 [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0622] This rule has been determined to be significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Withdrawal of Certain Proposed Rules and Other Proposed Actions Executive Order 13132 HHS. ACTION: List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 360 Administrative practice and procedure, Business and industry, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Steel. For reasons discussed in the preamble, we propose amending 19 CFR 360 as follows: PART 360—STEEL IMPORT MONITORING AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM 1. The authority citation for part 360 continues to read as follows: Authority: 13 U.S.C. 301(a) and 302. 2. Section 360.105 is revised to read as follows. § 360.105 Duration of the steel import licensing requirement. The licensing program will be in effect through March 21, 2013, but may be extended upon review and notification in the Federal Register prior to this expiration date. Licenses will be required on all subject imports entered during this period, even if the entry summary documents are not filed until after the expiration of this program. The licenses will be valid for 10 business days after the expiration of this program to allow for the final filing of required Customs documentation. Dated: November 26, 2008. Christopher A. Padilla, Under Secretary for International Trade. [FR Doc. E8–28683 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 16:22 Dec 11, 2008 21 CFR Chapter I AGENCY: This rule does not contain policies with federalism implications as that term is defined in EO 13132. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Food and Drug Administration Jkt 217001 Food and Drug Administration, Notice of withdrawal. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the withdrawal of a certain advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and proposed rules (NPRMs) that published in the Federal Register more than 5 years ago. These proposals are no longer considered viable candidates for final action at this time. DATES: The proposals identified in this document are withdrawn as of December 12, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Center for Drug Evaluation and Research actions: Michael D. Bernstein, Office of Regulatory Policy, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 51, Rm. 6240, Silver Spring, MD 20993– 0002, 301–796–3478. For Center for Food Safety and Nutrition actions: Felicia Ellison, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301–436–1264. For all other actions: Erik Mettler, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., WO1, Rm. 4324, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301–796–4830. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In 1990, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began the process of conducting periodic, comprehensive reviews of its regulations process that included reviewing the backlog of ANPRMs, notices of proposed rulemaking, and other notices for which no final action or withdrawal notice had been issued. In the Federal Register of December 30, 1991 (56 FR 67440), FDA issued its first notice withdrawing 89 proposed rules that had published before December 31, 1985, but had never been finalized. Then again, in the Federal Register of January 20, 1994 (59 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 75625 FR 3042), the agency withdrew an additional nine outstanding proposed rules. FDA published a notice in the Federal Register of April 22, 2003 (68 FR 19766), announcing its intent to withdraw 84 proposed rules and other proposed actions that had published in the Federal Register more than 5 years ago, but that had never been finalized. Included in this list were 19 proposed rules that were originally proposed for withdrawal in 1991, but at that time the agency decided to defer its decision to withdraw or finalize them until a later date. In the Federal Register of November 26, 2004 (69 FR 68831), the agency withdrew 81 proposed rules and other proposed actions. The agency has conducted another review of its regulations process and found withdrawal is justified for four proposals. II. NPRMs and ANPRMs To Be Withdrawn Title: Labeling Declaration for FD&C Yellow No. 6 and FD&C Yellow No. 5; Amendment of Standard of Identity for Cheese Product (Proposed Rule, 92N– 0334 (60 FR 37611, July 21, 1995)) Reason: Since the publication of this proposal, the underlying science and economic analyses have become outdated. Title: Over-the-Counter Drug Products Containing Phenylpropanolamine; Required Labeling (Proposed Rule, 95N– 0060 (61 FR 5912, February 14, 1996)) Reason: The agency’s ‘‘Over-theCounter Drug Products Containing Phenylpropanolamine; Required Labeling’’ (Proposed Rule, 95N–0060 (61 FR 5912, February 14, 1996)) has been superseded by the issuance of a new proposed rule entitled ‘‘Phenylpropanolamine-Containing Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Tentative Final Monographs’’ (1976N–0052N and 1981N–0022 (70 FR 75988, December 22, 2005)). Title: Reinvention of Administrative Procedures Regulations (ANPRM, 96N– 0163 (61 FR 28116, June 4, 1996)) Reason: The ANPRM requested comments on whether there should be possible changes to various existing administrative regulations under the ‘‘Reinventing Government’’ initiative. Since publication, some of the regulations have been addressed in separate rulemakings. The remaining regulations are not under current consideration for rulemaking. 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[FR Doc No: E8-28683]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

19 CFR Part 360

[Docket Number 0809261282-81283-01]
RIN 0625-AA82


Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce publishes this proposed rule to 
request public comment on modifications to the Steel Import Monitoring 
and Analysis (SIMA) System. These modifications are proposed to extend 
the current SIMA system until March 21, 2013. This extension would 
continue the Department's ability to track steel imports and make them 
publicly available in advance of the full trade data release.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST, January 12, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the SIMA system may be submitted through any of 
the following:
     Mail: Kelly Parkhill, Director for Industry Support and 
Analysis, Import Administration, Room 3713, Department of Commerce, 
14th and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230.
     E-mail: steel_license@ita.doc.gov. Please state 
``Comments on the 2008 Proposed Rule'' in the subject line.
     Federal e-Rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the SIMA system, 
please contact Kelly Parkhill (202) 482-3791; Julie Al-Saadawi (202) 
482-1930.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An interim final rule revising part 360 was 
published in the Federal Register March 11, 2005, 70 FR 12136. On 
December 5, 2005, the Department of Commerce published its final rule 
on the current SIMA system (70 FR 72373). Under the final rule, the 
system expires on March 21, 2009, unless extended upon review and 
notification in the Federal Register.
    The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide steel producers, steel 
consumers, importers, and the general public with accurate and timely 
information on anticipated imports of certain steel products. Import 
licenses, obtained through the Internet-based SIMA licensing system, 
are required on U.S. imports of basic steel mill products. Aggregate 
import data obtained from the licenses is updated weekly and posted on 
the SIMA Web site monitor. Details of the current system can be found 
at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/steel/license/.
    Proposal: The Department proposes to extend the SIMA system beyond 
its current expiration date for an additional period of four years (see 
19 CFR part 360).
    All comments responding to this notice will be a matter of public 
record and available for public inspection and copying at Import 
Administration's Central Records Unit, Room 1117, between the hours of 
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days.

Classification

    Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Chief Counsel for Regulation of the 
Department of Commerce certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of 
the Small Business Administration that this proposed rule, if adopted, 
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities as that term is defined in the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. A summary of the factual basis for this 
certification is below.
    This proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of companies. Companies are already familiar with 
the licensing of certain steel products under the current system. In 
most cases, brokerage companies will apply for the license for the 
steel importers. Most brokerage companies that are currently involved 
in filing documentation for importing goods into the U.S., are 
accustomed to Customs and Border Protection's automated systems. Today, 
more than 99% of the Customs filings are handled electronically. 
Therefore, the Web-based nature of this simple license application 
should not be a significant obstacle to any firm in completing this 
requirement. However, should a company need to apply for an ID or 
license non-electronically, a fax/phone option will be available at 
Commerce during regular business hours. There is no cost to register 
for a company-specific ID user code and no cost to file for the 
license. Each license form is expected to take less than 10 minutes to 
complete using much of the same information used to complete the 
Customs Entry Summary documentation. This is the one additional 
requirement of the importers or their representative to fulfill U.S. 
entry requirements to import each covered steel product shipment. 
Commerce estimates that fewer than five percent of the licenses would 
be filed by brokerage companies or other businesses that would be 
considered small entities. Therefore, Commerce estimates that the 
likely aggregate license costs attributable to small entities would be 
one percent of the estimated total $2,000,000 cost to all steel 
importers, or $20,000 would represent the cost that small entities will 
incur as a result of this proposed rule.
    Paperwork Reduction Act. This proposed rule contains collection-of-
information requirements subject to review and approval by OMB under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). These requirements have been 
approved by OMB (OMB No.: 0625-0245; Expiration Date: 09/30/2011). 
Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be 
less than 10 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing 
instructions, and completing and reviewing the collection of 
information.
    Paperwork Reduction Act Data:
    OMB Number: 0625-0245.
    ITA Number: ITA-4141P.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Registered Users: 3,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: Less than 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100,000 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs: $2,000,000.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to nor shall a person be subject to a

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penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject 
to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that 
collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number.

Executive Order 12866

    This rule has been determined to be significant for purposes of 
Executive Order 12866.

Executive Order 13132

    This rule does not contain policies with federalism implications as 
that term is defined in EO 13132.

List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 360

    Administrative practice and procedure, Business and industry, 
Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Steel.
    For reasons discussed in the preamble, we propose amending 19 CFR 
360 as follows:

PART 360--STEEL IMPORT MONITORING AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM

    1. The authority citation for part 360 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 13 U.S.C. 301(a) and 302.

    2. Section 360.105 is revised to read as follows.


Sec.  360.105  Duration of the steel import licensing requirement.

    The licensing program will be in effect through March 21, 2013, but 
may be extended upon review and notification in the Federal Register 
prior to this expiration date. Licenses will be required on all subject 
imports entered during this period, even if the entry summary documents 
are not filed until after the expiration of this program. The licenses 
will be valid for 10 business days after the expiration of this program 
to allow for the final filing of required Customs documentation.

     Dated: November 26, 2008.
Christopher A. Padilla,
Under Secretary for International Trade.
 [FR Doc. E8-28683 Filed 12-11-08; 8:45 am]
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