Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Dealer and Interview Family of Forms, 39040-39041 [E9-18670]

Download as PDF 39040 Notices Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 149 Wednesday, August 5, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination under the African Growth and Opportunity Act August 3, 2009. AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. ACTION: Directive to the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain textile and apparel goods from Burkina Faso shall be treated as ‘‘handloomed and handmade articles’’ and qualify for preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Imports of eligible products from Burkina Faso with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 5, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Niewiaroski, Jr., International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Sections 112(a) and 112(b)(6) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106-200) (‘‘AGOA’’), as amended by Section 7(c) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-274) (‘‘AGOA Acceleration Act’’) (19 U.S.C. §§ 3721(a) and (b)(6)); Sections 2 and 5 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001; Sections 25-27 and Paras. 13-14 of Presidential Proclamation 7912 of June 29, 2005. AGOA provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary subSaharan African countries, including handloomed, handmade, or folklore articles of a beneficiary country that are certified as such by the competent authority in the beneficiary country. The AGOA Acceleration Act further VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:54 Aug 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 expanded AGOA by adding ethnic printed fabrics to the list of textile and apparel products made in the beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries that may be eligible for the preferential treatment described in section 112(a) of the AGOA. In Executive Order 13191 (January 17, 2001) and Presidential Proclamation 7912 (June 29, 2005), the President authorized CITA to consult with beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries and to determine which, if any, particular textile and apparel goods shall be treated as being handloomed, handmade, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics. See 66 FR 7271, 727172 (January 22, 2001) and 70 FR 37959, 37961 & 63 (June 30, 2005). In a letter to the Commissioner of Customs dated January 18, 2001, the United States Trade Representative directed Customs to require that importers provide an appropriate export visa from a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country to obtain preferential treatment under section 112(a) of the AGOA. See 66 FR 7837. The first digit of the visa number corresponds to one of the groupings of textile and apparel products that are eligible for preferential tariff treatment. Grouping ‘‘9’’ is reserved for handmade, handloomed, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics. CITA consulted with Burkina Faso authorities on July 21, 2009 and has determined that handloomed fabrics, handloomed articles (e.g., handloomed rugs, scarves, place mats, and tablecloths), and handmade articles made from fabrics handloomed in Burkina Faso, if produced in and exported from Burkina Faso, are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under section 112(a) of the AGOA, as amended. After further consultations with Burkina Faso authorities, CITA may determine that additional textile and apparel goods shall be treated as folklore articles. In the letter published below, CITA directs the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow duty-free entry of such products under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheading 9819.11.27 if PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accompanied by an appropriate ‘‘AGOA visa in grouping 9.’’ Maria D’Andrea, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements August 3, 2009. Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229. Dear Commissioner: The Committee for the Implementation of Textiles Agreements (‘‘CITA’’), pursuant to Sections 112(a) and (b)(6) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106-200) (‘‘AGOA’’), as amended by Section 7(c) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-274) (‘‘AGOA Acceleration Act’’) (19 U.S.C. §§ 3721(a) and (b)(6)), Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001, and Presidential Proclamation 7912 of June 29, 2005, has determined, effective on August 5, 2009, that the following articles shall be treated as ‘‘handloomed, handmade, folklore articles under the AGOA: handloomed fabrics, handloomed articles (e.g., handloomed rugs, scarves, placemats, and tablecloths), and handmade articles made from handloomed fabrics, if made in Burkina Faso from fabric handloomed in Burkina Faso. Such articles are eligible for duty-free treatment only if entered under subheading 9819.11.27 and accompanied by a properly completed visa for product grouping ‘‘9’’, in accordance with the provisions of the Visa Arrangement between the Government of Burkina Faso and the Government of the United States Concerning Textile and Apparel Articles Claiming Preferential Tariff Treatment under Section 112 of the Trade and Development Act of 2000. After further consultations with Burkina Faso authorities, CITA may determine that additional textile and apparel goods shall be treated as folklore articles. Maria D’Andrea, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E9–18839 Filed 8–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Dealer and Interview Family of Forms AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 5, 2009 / Notices 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. Written comments must be submitted on or before October 5, 2009. DATES: 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Steve Turner, (305) 361– 4482 or Steve.Turner@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract Fishery quotas are established for many species in the fishery management plans developed by both the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. The Southeast Fisheries Science Center has been delegated the responsibility to monitor these quotas. To do so in a timely manner, seafood dealers that handle these species are required to report the purchases (landings) of these species. The frequency of these reporting requirements varies depending on the magnitude of the quota (i.e., lower quota usually require more frequent reporting) and the intensity of fishing effort. The most common reporting frequency is twice a month; however, some fishery quotas, e.g., the mackerel gill net, necessitate weekly or by the trip. In addition, information collection included in this family of forms includes interview with fishermen to gather information on the fishing effort, location and type of gear used on individual trips. This data collection is conducted for a subsample of the fishing trips and vessel/trips in selected commercial fisheries in the Southeast region. Fishing trips and individuals are selected at random to provide a viable statistical sample. These data are used for scientific analyses that support critical conservation and management decisions made by national and international fishery management organizations. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:54 Aug 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 39041 II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dealer reports may be e-mailed, faxed or mailed. Information from fisherman is obtained by face-to-face interviews. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0013. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,755. Estimated Time per Response: Fifteen minutes for a dealer report in the golden crab, rock shrimp and Puerto Rican prohibited coral dealers; 5 minutes for a dealer quota monitoring report in the Coastal Fisheries and mackerel fisheries; 5 minutes for an annual vessel interview; 10 minutes for other interviews; 10 minutes for a dealer and vessel report in the eastern Gulf of Mexico runaround gill mackerel fishery; and 5 minutes for a wreckfish dealer report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,659. 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: July 31, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–18670 Filed 8–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information for Share Transfer in the Wreckfish Fishery AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. 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 October 5, 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 and instructions should be directed to Rich Malinowski, (727) 824– 5305 or rich.malinowski@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Region manages the wreckfish fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in or from the South Atlantic under the Fishery Management Plan for Snapper-Grouper (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and is implemented through regulations at 50 CFR Part 622 under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR Part 622 form the basis for this collection of information. NMFS Southeast Region requests, from participating wreckfish participants, information necessary to transfer ownership of percentage shares. The information collected includes the percentage of the shares transferred, dollar value of the transfer and the name, address, and employer identification number of the transfer recipient. This information, upon receipt, results in an increasingly more efficient and accurate database for management and monitoring of the E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast 
Region Dealer and Interview Family of Forms

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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 October 5, 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 and instructions should 
be directed to Steve Turner, (305) 361-4482 or Steve.Turner@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Fishery quotas are established for many species in the fishery 
management plans developed by both the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery 
Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. 
The Southeast Fisheries Science Center has been delegated the 
responsibility to monitor these quotas. To do so in a timely manner, 
seafood dealers that handle these species are required to report the 
purchases (landings) of these species. The frequency of these reporting 
requirements varies depending on the magnitude of the quota (i.e., 
lower quota usually require more frequent reporting) and the intensity 
of fishing effort. The most common reporting frequency is twice a 
month; however, some fishery quotas, e.g., the mackerel gill net, 
necessitate weekly or by the trip.
    In addition, information collection included in this family of 
forms includes interview with fishermen to gather information on the 
fishing effort, location and type of gear used on individual trips. 
This data collection is conducted for a subsample of the fishing trips 
and vessel/trips in selected commercial fisheries in the Southeast 
region. Fishing trips and individuals are selected at random to provide 
a viable statistical sample. These data are used for scientific 
analyses that support critical conservation and management decisions 
made by national and international fishery management organizations.

II. Method of Collection

    Dealer reports may be e-mailed, faxed or mailed. Information from 
fisherman is obtained by face-to-face interviews.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0013.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,755.
    Estimated Time per Response: Fifteen minutes for a dealer report in 
the golden crab, rock shrimp and Puerto Rican prohibited coral dealers; 
5 minutes for a dealer quota monitoring report in the Coastal Fisheries 
and mackerel fisheries; 5 minutes for an annual vessel interview; 10 
minutes for other interviews; 10 minutes for a dealer and vessel report 
in the eastern Gulf of Mexico runaround gill mackerel fishery; and 5 
minutes for a wreckfish dealer report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,659.
    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: July 31, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-18670 Filed 8-4-09; 8:45 am]
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