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Download as PDF 22626 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 13, 2009 / Notices OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. USTR–2008–0036] Additional Delay in Modification of Action Taken in Connection with WTO Dispute Settlement Proceedings on the European Communities’ Ban on Imports of U.S. Beef and Beef Products Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and modification of action. AGENCY: On January 15, 2009, the United States Trade Representative (‘‘Trade Representative’’) announced modifications (‘‘January 15 modifications’’) to the action taken in July 1999 in connection with the World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO’’) authorization of the United States in the EC-Beef Hormones dispute to suspend concessions and related obligations with respect to the European Communities (‘‘EC’’). See 74 FR 4265 (Jan. 23, 2009). The January 15 modifications initially had an effective date of March 23, 2009. The Trade Representative subsequently delayed the effective date of the additional duties imposed under the January 15 modifications until April 23, 2009, and then to May 9, 2009. The effective date of the removal of duties under the January 15 modifications remained March 23, 2009. See 74 FR 11613 (March 18, 2009); 74 FR 12402 (March 24, 2009); 74 FR 19263 (April 28, 2009). On May 6, 2009, the United States and the European Commission announced an ‘‘agreement in principle’’ regarding the dispute. The first phase of the agreement provides that the United States will not apply retaliatory duties greater than those currently in effect. In order to allow time to complete the procedures under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Trade Act), that are needed to prevent the application of the additional duties under the January 15 modifications, the Trade Representative has decided to delay the effective date of the additional duties from May 9, 2009 to August 15, 2009. DATES: Effective Date: The additional duties under the January 15 modifications shall be effective with respect to products that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 15, 2009. However, assuming the agreement in principle enters into force, USTR intends to take further steps under the Trade Act to prevent the application of the additional duties. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Wentzel, Director, Agricultural VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:44 May 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 Affairs, (202) 395–6127 or David Weiner, Director for the European Union, (202) 395–4620 for questions concerning the EC-Beef Hormones dispute; or William Busis, Associate General Counsel and Chair of the Section 301 Committee, (202) 395–3150, for questions concerning procedures under Section 301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For background concerning the EC-Beef Hormones WTO dispute; the January 15 modifications; and the prior delays in the effective date of the modifications, see 74 FR 4265 (Jan. 23, 2009), 74 FR 11613 (March 18, 2009), 74 FR 12402 (March 24, 2009), and 74 FR 19263 (April 28, 2009). Pursuant to Section 305 of the Trade Act of 1974, the Trade Representative has determined that a further delay in implementation of the January 15 modifications would be desirable to obtain a satisfactory solution with respect to the EC’s ban on U.S. beef. Accordingly, the Trade Representative has decided to delay the effective date of the additional duties imposed under the January 15 modifications from May 9, 2009 to August 15, 2009. The actions to be delayed are: (i) The imposition of increased duties on additional products, (ii) the application to products of additional EC member States of the increased duties on currently covered products, and (iii) the increase in the level of duties on one of the products that is being maintained on the product list. These are the same actions that were previously delayed until May 9, 2009. The increased duties under the January 15 modifications are set out in Annex II of the notice published at 74 FR 12402 (March 24, 2009), as modified by the notice published at 74 FR 19263 (April 28, 2009). In order to delay the effective date of the increased duties until August 15, 2009, the Trade Representative has decided that the modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States that are contained in Parts A and B of Annex II shall be effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after August 15, 2009. Any merchandise covered under Part B of Annex II of the notice published at 74 FR 12402 that is admitted to a U.S. foreign-trade zone on or after August 15, 2009 must be admitted in ‘‘privileged foreign status’’ as defined in 19 CFR 146.41, unless further steps are taken under the Trade Act with respect to these products. Questions concerning customs matters may be directed to Renee Chovanec, International Coordination, Office of PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 202–863–6384. William Busis, Chair, Section 301 Committee. [FR Doc. E9–11173 Filed 5–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W9–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2009– 0044] Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket notice numbers cited at the beginning of this notice and be submitted to Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Please identify the proposed collection of information for a comment is provided, by referencing its OMB clearance Number. It is requested, but not required, that 2 copies of the comment be provided. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Sean H. McLaurin, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W55–123, NVS–420, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. McLaurin’s telephone number is (202) 366–4800. Please identify the relevant collection of E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 13, 2009 / Notices information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 30-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i.) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii.) The accuracy the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii.) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (iv.) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collections of information: Title: Extension of Clearance. OMB Control Number: 2127–0001. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form. Abstract: The purpose of the NDR is to assist States and other authorized users in obtaining information about problem drivers. State motor vehicle agencies submit and use the information for driver licensing purposes. Other users obtain the information for transportation safety purposes. Estimated Annual Burden: 4157 Number of Respondents: The number of respondents is 51—the fifty States and the District of Columbia. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:44 May 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondent, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued on May 7, 2009. Dennis Utter, Office Director for the Office of Traffic Records and Analysis. [FR Doc. E9–11147 Filed 5–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. FRA–2009–0001–N–10] Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice and Request For Comments. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on March 3, 2009 (74 FR 9331). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 12, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS– 21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292), or Ms. Nakia Jackson, Office of Information Technology, RAD– 20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6073). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, Section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On March 3, PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22627 2009, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICRs that the agency was seeking OMB approval. 74 FR 9331. FRA received no comments after issuing this 60-day notice. Accordingly, DOT announces that these information collection activities have been reevaluated and certified under 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c). Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summaries below describe the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The revised requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Railroad Signal System Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2130–0006. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroads. Abstract: The regulations pertaining to railroad signal systems are contained in 49 CFR Parts 233 (Signal System Reporting Requirements), 235 (Instructions Governing Applications For Approval of A Discontinuance or Material Modification of a Signal System), and 236 (Rules, Standards, and Instructions Governing the Installation, Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Systems, Devices, and Appliances). Section 233.5 provides that each railroad must report to FRA within 24 hours after learning of an accident or incident arising from the failure of a signal appliance, device, method, or system to function or indicate as required by Part 236 of this Title that results in a more favorable aspect than intended or other condition hazardous to the movement of a train. Section 233.7 sets forth the specific requirements for reporting signal E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2009-0044]


Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information 
Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of 
information.

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SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit 
public comment on proposed collections of information, including 
extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
    This document describes one collection of information for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 12, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket notice numbers cited at 
the beginning of this notice and be submitted to Docket Management 
Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-
0001. Please identify the proposed collection of information for a 
comment is provided, by referencing its OMB clearance Number. It is 
requested, but not required, that 2 copies of the comment be provided. 
The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for 
collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Sean H. 
McLaurin, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W55-123, NVS-420, 
Washington, DC 20590. Mr. McLaurin's telephone number is (202) 366-
4800. Please identify the relevant collection of

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information by referring to its OMB Control Number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register 
providing a 30-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of 
the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of 
information. The OMB has regulations describing what must be included 
in such a document. Under OMB's regulation (at 5CFR 1320.8(d)), an 
agency must ask for public comment on the following:
    (i.) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii.) The accuracy the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii.) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (iv.) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information 
on those who are to respond including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public 
comments on the following proposed collections of information:
    Title: Extension of Clearance.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0001.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form.
    Abstract: The purpose of the NDR is to assist States and other 
authorized users in obtaining information about problem drivers. State 
motor vehicle agencies submit and use the information for driver 
licensing purposes. Other users obtain the information for 
transportation safety purposes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 4157
    Number of Respondents: The number of respondents is 51--the fifty 
States and the District of Columbia.
    Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondent, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

    Issued on May 7, 2009.
Dennis Utter,
Office Director for the Office of Traffic Records and Analysis.
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