Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 9587-9588 [E9-4696]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Notices measurements. Prior years’ plans often dictate the content of current year plans because many activities are continuations of previous activities. Each Cooperator or MAP participant is also responsible for submitting: (1) Reimbursement claims for approved costs incurred in carrying out approved activities, (2) an end-of-year contribution report, (3) travel reports, and (4) progress reports/evaluation studies. Cooperators or MAP participants must maintain records on all information submitted to FAS. The information collected is used by FAS to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources. The reports and records are required to ensure the proper and judicious use of public funds. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 21 hours per response. Respondents: Non-profit trade organizations, state groups, cooperatives, and commercial entities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 71. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 62. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 92,442 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Tamoria Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690– 1690. Request for Comments: Send comments regarding the accuracy of the burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information. Comments may be sent to Director, Program Operations Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, Portals Office Building, Suite 400, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Facsimile submissions may be sent to (202) 720–9361 and electronic mail submissions should be addressed to ppsadmin@fas.usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 Signed at Washington, DC on January 27, 2009. Suzanne Hale, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Acting Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. E9–4702 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection. This information collection is required in petitions filed with FAS for emergency relief from duty-free imports of perishable products under section 204(d) of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 4, 2009 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to Robert Miller, Office of Negotiations and Agreements, Foreign Agricultural Service, Stop 1040, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 1040, or e-mail to Robert.Miller@fas.usda.gov, or fax to (202) 720–1139. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Miller, Office of Negotiations and Agreements, Foreign Agricultural Service, Stop 1040, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 1040, (202) 720–1047. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Emergency Relief from DutyFree Imports of Perishable Products from Andean Countries. OMB Number: 0551–0033. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2009. Type of Request: Extension for a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Andean Trade Preference Act, 19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq., was retitled the ‘‘Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act’’ (the Act), under section 3101 of Public Law 107–210, the ‘‘Trade Act of 2002’’. The Act authorized the President to PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9587 proclaim duty-free treatment for imports from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru except for specifically excluded products. Section 204(d) provides for emergency relief from duty-free imports of certain perishable agricultural products from the beneficiary Andean countries and, in part, that a petition for emergency import relief may be filed simultaneously with the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) pursuant to the provisions of section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2251). Emergency import relief is limited to restoration of most favored nation tariffs during the period of the ITC’s investigation. On October 16, 2008, section 208 of Public Law 110– 436 amended the Act to extend the expiration date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009. In the case of Ecuador and Bolivia, the President will review on or before June 30, 2009 to determine if both countries satisfy the requirements set forth in Section 203(c) for being designated as a beneficiary country in order to continue to receive benefits through December 31, 2009. Under 7 CFR part 1540, subpart C of this part, a procedure is provided for an entity to submit a petition for emergency relief to the Administrator of FAS. Section 1540.43 requests that the following information, to the extent possible, be included in a petition: A description of the imported perishable product concerned; country of origin of imports; data indicating increased imports are a substantial cause of serious injury (or threat of injury) to the domestic industry producing a like or directly competitive product; evidence of serious injury; and a statement indicating why emergency action would be warranted. The information collected provides essential data for the Secretary regarding specific market conditions with respect to the industry requesting emergency relief. Within 14 days of the filing of a petition, the Secretary shall advise the President if there is reason to believe that emergency action is warranted, or to publish a notice of a determination not to recommend emergency action and advise the petitioner. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated at $533.00. Respondents: Non-profit institutions, businesses, or farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 23 hours. Copies of the information collection can be obtained from Tamoria E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 9588 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Notices Thompson-Hall, Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1690. Requests for Comments: The public is invited to submit comments and suggestions to the above address regarding the accuracy of the burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information. Comments on issues covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) if received within 30 days of the publication of the Notice and Request for Comments, but must be submitted no later than 60 days from the date of publication to be assured consideration. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also be a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC on February 19, 2009. Suzanne Hale, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. E9–4696 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Lincoln County Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 393) the Kootenai National Forest’s Lincoln County Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Libby, Montana for a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: March 11, 2009. ADDRESSES: Forest Supervisor’s Office, 31374 U.S. Hwy 2, Libby, Montana. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Willie Sykes, Committee Coordinator, Kootenai National Forest at (406) 283– 7694, or e-mail wsykes@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda will include a consideration of 2009 project proposals from the Libby Ranger VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 District and the Three Rivers Ranger District and receiving public comment. If the meeting date or location is changed, notice will be posted in the local newspapers, including the Daily Interlake based in Kalispell, Montana. Dated: February 24, 2009. Paul Bradford, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. E9–4719 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) AGENCY: Plumas National Forest, USDA Forest Service. ACTION: Notice of New Fee Site. SUMMARY: The Plumas National Forest is proposing to charge a new fee for the overnight rental of Black Mountain Lookout. This Lookout has not been available for recreation use prior to this date. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation and maintenance, market assessment and public comment. The fee listed is only proposed and final determination will be made upon further analysis and public comment. Rentals of other lookouts on the adjacent National Forests have shown that people appreciate and enjoy the availability of historic rental lookouts. Funds from the rental will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of Black Mountain Lookout, and to develop improvements that benefit visitor’s recreation experiences. DATES: Black Mountain Lookout will become available for recreation rental September, 2009. ADDRESSES: Alice B. Carlton, Forest Supervisor, Plumas National Forest, 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, California 95971. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kliejunas, District Archaeologist, or Judy Schaber, Assistant Resource Officer, at 530–836–2575. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This proposed new fee will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation. This is the Plumas National Forests first lookout rental. Rentals on adjacent Forests are often fully booked throughout their rental season. A business analysis of Black Mountain Lookout rental has shown that people desire having this sort of recreation experience on the National Forest. A market analysis indicates that the $50 to $70 per night fee is both reasonable and acceptable for this sort of unique recreation experience. People wanting to rent Black Mountain Lookout will need to do so through the National Recreation Reservation Service, at https:// www.reserveusa.com or by calling 1– 877–444–6777. The National Recreation Reservation Service charges a $9 fee for reservations made through the Internet or $10 for reservations made through the call center. Date: February 9, 2009. Alice B. Carlton, Plumas National Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. E9–4735 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment. Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. EDA has initiated separate investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each firm contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 42 (Thursday, March 5, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9587-9588]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4696]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) intention to 
request an extension for a currently approved information collection. 
This information collection is required in petitions filed with FAS for 
emergency relief from duty-free imports of perishable products under 
section 204(d) of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 4, 2009 to be 
assured consideration.

ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to Robert Miller, Office of 
Negotiations and Agreements, Foreign Agricultural Service, Stop 1040, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1040, or e-mail to 
Robert.Miller@fas.usda.gov, or fax to (202) 720-1139.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Miller, Office of Negotiations 
and Agreements, Foreign Agricultural Service, Stop 1040, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1040, (202) 720-1047.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Emergency Relief from Duty-Free Imports of Perishable 
Products from Andean Countries.
    OMB Number: 0551-0033.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2009.
    Type of Request: Extension for a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Andean Trade Preference Act, 19 U.S.C. 3201 et seq., 
was retitled the ``Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act'' 
(the Act), under section 3101 of Public Law 107-210, the ``Trade Act of 
2002''. The Act authorized the President to proclaim duty-free 
treatment for imports from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru except 
for specifically excluded products. Section 204(d) provides for 
emergency relief from duty-free imports of certain perishable 
agricultural products from the beneficiary Andean countries and, in 
part, that a petition for emergency import relief may be filed 
simultaneously with the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. 
International Trade Commission (ITC) pursuant to the provisions of 
section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2251). 
Emergency import relief is limited to restoration of most favored 
nation tariffs during the period of the ITC's investigation. On October 
16, 2008, section 208 of Public Law 110-436 amended the Act to extend 
the expiration date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009. In the 
case of Ecuador and Bolivia, the President will review on or before 
June 30, 2009 to determine if both countries satisfy the requirements 
set forth in Section 203(c) for being designated as a beneficiary 
country in order to continue to receive benefits through December 31, 
2009. Under 7 CFR part 1540, subpart C of this part, a procedure is 
provided for an entity to submit a petition for emergency relief to the 
Administrator of FAS. Section 1540.43 requests that the following 
information, to the extent possible, be included in a petition: A 
description of the imported perishable product concerned; country of 
origin of imports; data indicating increased imports are a substantial 
cause of serious injury (or threat of injury) to the domestic industry 
producing a like or directly competitive product; evidence of serious 
injury; and a statement indicating why emergency action would be 
warranted. The information collected provides essential data for the 
Secretary regarding specific market conditions with respect to the 
industry requesting emergency relief. Within 14 days of the filing of a 
petition, the Secretary shall advise the President if there is reason 
to believe that emergency action is warranted, or to publish a notice 
of a determination not to recommend emergency action and advise the 
petitioner.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated at $533.00.
    Respondents: Non-profit institutions, businesses, or farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 23 hours.
    Copies of the information collection can be obtained from Tamoria

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Thompson-Hall, Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-1690.
    Requests for Comments: The public is invited to submit comments and 
suggestions to the above address regarding the accuracy of the burden 
estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any 
other aspect of this collection of information. Comments on issues 
covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) if received within 30 days of the 
publication of the Notice and Request for Comments, but must be 
submitted no later than 60 days from the date of publication to be 
assured consideration. All responses to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also be 
a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC on February 19, 2009.
Suzanne Hale,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
 [FR Doc. E9-4696 Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]
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