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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 184 / Thursday, September 24, 2009 / Notices data, defense services, and hardware to the Republic of Korea to support the manufacture of major and minor components of the J–85 Turbine Engine used in the F–5, as well as tooling and machinery required to make the components. The United States Government is prepared to license the export of these items having taken into account political, military, economic, human rights and arms control considerations. More detailed information is contained in the formal certification which, though unclassified, contains business information submitted to the Department of State by the applicant, publication of which could cause competitive harm to the United States firm concerned. Sincerely, Richard R. Verma, Assistant Secretary Legislative Affairs. July 13, 2009 (Transmittal No. DDTC 074– 09.) Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dear Madam Speaker: Pursuant to Section 36(d) of the Arms Export Control Act, I am transmitting, herewith, certification of a proposed manufacturing license agreement for the manufacture of significant military equipment abroad. The transaction contained in the attached certification involves the transfer of technical data, defense services, and hardware to the Commonwealth of Australia to support the manufacture, assembly, verification and test of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and associated components for sale exclusively to AAI Corporation in the United States. The United States Government is prepared to license the export of these items having taken into account political, military, economic, human rights and arms control considerations. More detailed information is contained in the formal certification which, though unclassified, contains business information submitted to the Department of State by the applicant, publication of which could cause competitive harm to the United States firm concerned. Sincerely, Richard R. Verma, Assistant Secretary Legislative Affairs. Dated: August 12, 2009. Robert S. Kovac, Managing Director, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–23130 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES [Public Notice 6770] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity’’ SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Sep 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects in the exhibition: ‘‘Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y., from on or about November 8, 2009, until on or about January 25, 2010, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The address is U.S. Department of State, L/ PD, SA–5, 2200 C Street, NW., Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: September 18, 2009. Maura M. Pally, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–23131 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review AGENCY: United States Trade and Development Agency. ACTION: Request for comments. SUMMARY: USTDA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are requested concerning: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48807 agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed 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 those who are to respond, including through 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. DATES: Comments must be received by November 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Copies of the subject form and the request for review prepared for submission to OMB may be obtained from the Agency Submitting Officer. Comments on the form should be submitted to the Agency Submitting Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Hum, Administrative Officer, Attn: PRA, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209–3901; Tel.: (703) 875–4357, Fax: (703) 656–4810; Email: PRA@ustda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary Collection Under Review Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Title: Evaluation of USTDA Performance. Form Number: USTDA 1000E–2009a. Frequency of Use: annually for duration of project. Type of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; Federal Government. Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies and other entities that participate in USTDA-funded activities. Reporting Hours: 1,000 hours per year. Number of Responses: 3,000 per year. Federal Cost: $425,000 per year. Authority for Information Collection: Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 103 Public Law 62; 107 Stat. 285. Abstract (Needs and Uses): USTDA and contractors will collect information from various stakeholders on USTDAfunded activities regarding developmental impact and/or commercial objectives as well as evaluate success regarding GPRA and OMB PART objectives. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 48808 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 184 / Thursday, September 24, 2009 / Notices Dated: September 18, 2009. Carolyn Hum, Administrative Officer. [FR Doc. E9–23023 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8040–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. USTR–2009–0022] Implementation of the U.S.-EC Beef Hormones Memorandum of Understanding srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and action. SUMMARY: On May 13, 2009, the United States and the European Communities (‘‘EC’’) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the Beef Hormones dispute. Under the first phase of the agreement, the EC is obligated to open a new beef tariffrate quota (TRQ) in the amount of 20,000 metric tons at zero rate of duty. The United States in turn is obligated not to increase additional duties above those in effect as of March 23, 2009. The EC established the new beef TRQ on August 1, 2009. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that the Trade Representative is terminating additional duties that were announced in January 2009, but which have been delayed up to now and have never entered into force. This action leaves in place the additional duties that have been in effect since March 23, 2009 on a reduced list of products. (For ease of reference, the reduced list is reprinted in the annex to this notice.) By taking this action, the Trade Representative has completed the process necessary to implement U.S. obligations under the first phase of the MOU and to pursue additional market access under subsequent phases of the MOU. DATES: Effective Date: Additional duties in connection with the Beef Hormones dispute had been scheduled to be effective with respect to products that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 19, 2009. Effective September 19, 2009, those additional duties are terminated. This action leaves in place the 100 percent ad valorem duties that have been in effect since March 23, 2009 on a reduced list of products. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Wentzel, Director, Agricultural Affairs, (202) 395–6127 or David Weiner, Director for the European VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Sep 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 Union, (202) 395–4620 for questions concerning the EC-Beef Hormones dispute or the MOU; or William Busis, Associate General Counsel and Chair of the Section 301 Committee, (202) 395– 3150, for questions concerning procedures under Section 301. Questions concerning customs matters may be directed to Renee Chovanec, International Coordination, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 202–863–6384. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background In a notice published on January 23, 2009, the Trade Representative determined to modify 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) (hereinafter referred to as the January 2009 action). The January 2009 action 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 2009 action to April 23, 2009; to May 9, 2009; to August 15, 2009, and then to September 19, 2009. See 74 FR 11613 (March 18, 2009); 74 FR 12402 (March 24, 2009); 74 FR 19263 (April 28, 2009); 74 FR 22626 (May 13, 2009); 74 FR 40864 (August 13, 2009). The effective date of the removal of duties under the January 2009 action remained March 23, 2009. As a result, a reduced list of products subject to additional duties (at a rate of 100 percent ad valorem) has been in place since March 23, 2009. These are products that had been covered by the 1999 action, but that had not been removed from the list under the January 2009 action. This reduced list is set out in the Annex to this notice. Under the first phase of the MOU, which concludes on August 3, 2012, the United States maintains the right to impose the additional duties on this reduced list of products, and is obligated not to raise the level of duties on these products or to impose additional duties on any other products in connection with the EC-Beef Hormones WTO dispute. Under a possible second phase of the MOU, the EC would expand the beef TRQ to 45,000 metric tons, and the United States would suspend all of the additional duties imposed in connection with the EC-Beef Hormones WTO dispute. For additional background concerning the EC-Beef Hormones WTO dispute; PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the January 2009 action; and the prior delays in the effective date of the new duties under the January 2009 action, see 73 FR 66066 (Nov. 6, 2008); 74 FR 4265 (Jan. 23, 2009), 74 FR 11613 (March 18, 2009), 74 FR 12402 (March 24, 2009), 74 FR 19263 (April 28, 2009), 74 FR 22626 (May 13, 2009), and 74 FR 40864 (August 13, 2009). Further information on the May 13, 2009 U.S.EC MOU may be found on USTR’s Web site, http://www.ustr.gov. In a notice published on August 13, 2009, the Section 301 Committee invited public comment on the action to be taken to implement U.S. obligations under the first phase of the MOU and to pursue additional market access under subsequent phases of the MOU. The notice included the list of products that have been subject to additional duties since March 23, 2009, and sought comments with regard to maintaining the 100 percent duties on those products throughout the remainder of the first phase of the MOU. See 74 FR 40864 (August 13, 2009). The comments submitted in response to the August notice may be viewed on the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site under docket number USTR–2009–0022. Taking account of the comments submitted in response to the notice, the Section 301 Committee recommended that the Trade Representative should terminate the additional duties under the January 2009 action that have been delayed up until September 19, 2009, and should leave in place the reduced list of products subject to 100 percent ad valorem duties that has been in effect since March 23, 2009. The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) has adopted the recommendation of the Section 301 Committee. B. Determinations To Implement U.S.EC Beef Hormones MOU 1. Determination Under Section 307(a) Section 307(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, (‘‘Trade Act’’) provides that ‘‘The Trade Representative may modify or terminate any action * * * that is being taken under section [301] if * * * (B) the burden or restriction on United States commerce of the denial of rights, or of the acts, policies, and practices, that are the subject of such action has increased or decreased.’’ By establishing a 20,000 metric ton high-quality beef TRQ, the EC has decreased the burden or restriction on U.S. commerce. The January 2009 action: (1) Removed some products from the list of products that had been subject to 100 percent ad valorem duties since 1999; (2) imposed 100 percent ad valorem duties on E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 184 (Thursday, September 24, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48807-48808]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23023]


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TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY


Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to 
OMB for Review

AGENCY: United States Trade and Development Agency.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: USTDA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to 
take this opportunity to comment on the following proposed information 
collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 
Comments are requested concerning: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed 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 those who 
are to respond, including through 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.

DATES: Comments must be received by November 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the subject form and the request for review 
prepared for submission to OMB may be obtained from the Agency 
Submitting Officer. Comments on the form should be submitted to the 
Agency Submitting Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Hum, Administrative Officer, 
Attn: PRA, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, 
Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901; Tel.: (703) 875-4357, Fax: (703) 
656-4810; E-mail: PRA@ustda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Summary Collection Under Review

    Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Title: Evaluation of USTDA Performance.
    Form Number: USTDA 1000E-2009a.
    Frequency of Use: annually for duration of project.
    Type of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Farms; Federal Government.
    Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies and other entities 
that participate in USTDA-funded activities.
    Reporting Hours: 1,000 hours per year.
    Number of Responses: 3,000 per year.
    Federal Cost: $425,000 per year.
    Authority for Information Collection: Government Performance and 
Results Act of 1993 103 Public Law 62; 107 Stat. 285.
    Abstract (Needs and Uses): USTDA and contractors will collect 
information from various stakeholders on USTDA-funded activities 
regarding developmental impact and/or commercial objectives as well as 
evaluate success regarding GPRA and OMB PART objectives.


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    Dated: September 18, 2009.
Carolyn Hum,
Administrative Officer.
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