Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Watch Duty-Exemption and 7113 Jewelry Duty-Refund Program, 5143 [E9-1886]

Download as PDF rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 18 / Thursday, January 29, 2009 / Notices whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Michele Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Fax: (202) 720–0784. Title: Borrower Investments— Telecommunications Loan Program, 7 CFR Part 1744, Subpart E. OMB Control Number: 0572–0098. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Rural Economic Development Act of 1990, Title XXIII of the Farm Bill, Public Law 101–624, authorized qualified USDA Rural Development borrowers to make investments in rural development projects without the prior approval of the Agency’s Administrator provided, however, that such investments do not cause the borrower to exceed its allowable qualified investment level as determined in accordance with the procedures set forth in 7 CFR part 1744, subpart E. When a borrower exceeds these limits, the security for the Government’s loans could be in jeopardy. However, in the interest of encouraging rural development, USDA Rural Development will consider approving such investments that exceed a borrower’s qualified investment level. This information collection covers those items that a borrower would need to submit to USDA Rural Development for consideration of the borrower’s request to make such an investment. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 9.5 hours per response. Respondents: Not for profit institutions; business or other for-profit entities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 238 hours. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:25 Jan 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: January 23, 2009. James R. Newby, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E9–1951 Filed 1–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Watch DutyExemption and 7113 Jewelry DutyRefund Program AGENCY: International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. Paper format or electronically. I. Abstract The Departments of Commerce and the Interior are required by Public Law 97–446, as amended by Public Law 103– 465, Public Law 106–36 and Public Law 108–429, to administer the distribution of watch duty-exemptions and watch and jewelry duty-refunds to program producers in the U.S. insular possessions and the Northern Mariana Islands. The primary consideration in collecting information is the enforcement of the laws and the information gathered is limited to that necessary to prevent abuse of the program and to permit a fair and equitable distribution of its benefits. The Form ITA–340P is used to provide the data to assist in verification of duty- Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 free shipments of watches into the United States and make certain the allocations are not exceeded. Forms ITA–360P and ITA–361P are necessary to implement the duty-refund program for the watch and jewelry producers. Form ITA–360P requires no information unless the recipient wishes to transfer the certificate. Form ITA–361P must be completed each time a certificate holder wishes to obtain a portion, or all, of the duty-refund authorized by the certificate. The duty-refund benefit is issued biannually and the forms are used for the distribution of the dutyrefund benefit. II. Method of Collection SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 30, 2009. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Gregory Campbell, Statutory Import Programs; phone number: (202) 482–2239; fax number: (202) 501–7952; and e-mail address: gregory_campbell@ita.doc.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 5143 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0134. Form Number(s): ITA–340P, ITA 360P, and ITA–361P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7. Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes for Form ITA–340P; 10 minutes for Form ITA–361P; and 1 minute to transfer a certificate using Form ITA– 360P. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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: January 26, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 18 (Thursday, January 29, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Watch Duty-
Exemption and 7113 Jewelry Duty-Refund Program

AGENCY: International Trade Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 30, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Gregory Campbell, Statutory Import Programs; 
phone number: (202) 482-2239; fax number: (202) 501-7952; and e-mail 
address: gregory_campbell@ita.doc.gov .

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Departments of Commerce and the Interior are required by Public 
Law 97-446, as amended by Public Law 103-465, Public Law 106-36 and 
Public Law 108-429, to administer the distribution of watch duty-
exemptions and watch and jewelry duty-refunds to program producers in 
the U.S. insular possessions and the Northern Mariana Islands. The 
primary consideration in collecting information is the enforcement of 
the laws and the information gathered is limited to that necessary to 
prevent abuse of the program and to permit a fair and equitable 
distribution of its benefits. The Form ITA-340P is used to provide the 
data to assist in verification of duty-free shipments of watches into 
the United States and make certain the allocations are not exceeded. 
Forms ITA-360P and ITA-361P are necessary to implement the duty-refund 
program for the watch and jewelry producers. Form ITA-360P requires no 
information unless the recipient wishes to transfer the certificate. 
Form ITA-361P must be completed each time a certificate holder wishes 
to obtain a portion, or all, of the duty-refund authorized by the 
certificate. The duty-refund benefit is issued biannually and the forms 
are used for the distribution of the duty-refund benefit.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper format or electronically.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0134.
    Form Number(s): ITA-340P, ITA 360P, and ITA-361P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7.
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes for Form ITA-340P; 10 
minutes for Form ITA-361P; and 1 minute to transfer a certificate using 
Form ITA-360P.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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: January 26, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-1886 Filed 1-28-09; 8:45 am]
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