Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedure for Voluntary Self-Disclosure of Violations of the Export Administration Regulations, 28780-28781 [2010-12352]

Download as PDF 28780 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 99 / Monday, May 24, 2010 / Notices Dated: May 17, 2010. Jason Anderson, District Ranger. [FR Doc. 2010–12269 Filed 5–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will begin accepting Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers petitions for Fiscal Year 2011. Petitioners must file the information required by 7 CFR 1580.201(c) between May 21, 2010, and July 16, 2010. They may use form FAS– 930 for this purpose. Petitions may be sent by fax: (202) 720–0876; or by e-mail: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or by U.S. mail: TAA, Foreign Agricultural Service, Stop 1021, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021; or by courier delivery: TAA, Foreign Agricultural Service, Suite 400, USDA, 1250 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20024. The use of fax or e-mail is preferred. The petition must be received by the close of business July 16, 2010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5) reauthorized the TAA for Farmers Program as established by Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210), which amended the Trade Act of 1974. The statute authorizes an appropriation of not more than $90 million for each fiscal year 2009 through 2010, and $22.5 million for the period October 1 through December 31, 2010, to carry out the program. The regulations covering the program are found at 7 CFR part 1580. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical assistance and cash benefits to eligible producers of raw agricultural commodities and fishermen (jointly referred to as ‘‘producers’’) when the FAS Administrator determines that increased imports of raw agricultural commodities, aquaculture products, or wild-caught aquatic species (each referred to as ‘‘commodity’’) have contributed importantly to a greater than 15 percent decrease in the national average price, or quantity of production, or value of production, or cash receipts VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 May 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 for the commodity specified in the petition, compared to the average of the three preceding marketing years. To qualify, a group of producers or its authorized representative must petition the FAS Administrator for trade adjustment assistance. Petitions will be reviewed for completeness and timeliness. Once the petition is completed in accordance with 7 CFR 1580.201, a notice of acceptance will be published in the Federal Register, initiating a review to verify whether or not, for the most recent marketing year and for the commodity produced by the group, increased imports contributed importantly to a greater than 15 percent decrease in the national average price, or quantity of production, or value of production, or cash receipts for the agricultural commodity specified in the petition, compared to the average of the three preceding marketing years. If any one of these conditions is met, the FAS Administrator will certify the group as eligible for trade adjustment assistance and publish a notice of the certification in the Federal Register. Eligible producers covered by the certification must file individual applications for assistance with USDA’s Farm Service Agency within 90 days of the certification. For further information or assistance in completing Form FAS–930, contact staff of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program by phone: (202) 720–0638, or by e-mail: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov. Additional program information can be obtained at the Web site for the TAA for Farmers program. The URL is http:// www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: May 17, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. orientation for new members and hold a briefing on a proposed immigration bill in Michigan. State Representative Kim Meltzer, the bill sponsor, will be in attendance as will other proponents and opponents of the bill. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by July 1, 2010. The address is 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60603. Persons wishing to email their comments, or to present their comments verbally at the meeting, or who desire additional information should contact Carolyn Allen, Administrative Assistant, Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, at (312) 353–8311, or by e-mail: callen@usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above e-mail or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in Washington, DC, May 19, 2010. Peter Minarik, Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2010–12401 Filed 5–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P [FR Doc. 2010–12385 Filed 5–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Michigan Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a briefing meeting of the Michigan Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 9:30 a.m. and adjourn at 1 p.m. on June 18, 2010, at the Spencer Partich Auditorium at Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of the meeting is to have an PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedure for Voluntary Self-Disclosure of Violations of the Export Administration Regulations AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security. 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 E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 99 / Monday, May 24, 2010 / Notices collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 23, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 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 Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482–4895, lhall@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection of information is needed to detect violations of the Export Administration Act and Regulations, and determine if an investigation or prosecution is necessary and to reach a settlement with violators. Voluntary self-disclosure of EAR violations strengthens BIS’s enforcement efforts by allowing BIS to conduct investigations of the disclosed incidents faster than would be the case if BIS had to detect the violations without such disclosures. BIS evaluates the seriousness of the violation and either (1) Informs the person making the disclosure that no action is warranted; (2) issues a warning letter; (3) issues a proposed charging letter and attempts to settle the matter; (4) issues a charging letter if settlement is not reached; and/or (5) refers the matter to the U.S. Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. II. Method of Collection Submitted electronically or in paper form. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0694–0058. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 193. Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,930. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 May 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 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: May 19, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–12352 Filed 5–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Broadband Subscription and Usage Supplement to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration. 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 July 23, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 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 James McConnaughey, Senior Economist, Office of Policy and Analysis Development, NTIA, at (202) 482–1880, jmcConnaughey@ntia.doc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28781 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract NTIA proposes to add eight questions to the Census Bureau’s October 2010 Current Population Survey (CPS) in order to gather reliable data on broadband (also known as high-speed Internet) use by U.S. households. President Obama has established a national goal of universal, affordable broadband access for all Americans.1 To that end, the Administration is working with Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and other stakeholders to develop and advance economic and regulatory policies that foster broadband deployment and adoption. Current, systematic, and comprehensive data on broadband access and non-use by U.S. households is critical to allow policymakers not only to gauge progress made to date, but also to identify problem areas with a specificity that permits carefully targeted and cost effective responses. The need for comprehensive broadband data has become more pressing. The General Accountability Office (GAO), NTIA, and the FCC recently issued reports noting the lack of useful broadband data for policymakers, and Congress passed legislation—the Broadband Data Improvement Act in 2008 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009—wholly or partly in response to such criticisms. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has ranked the United States a disappointing number 15 in household broadband access over the past several years despite a period of rapid growth in the technology’s penetration. The OECD looks to Census data as an important input into their inter-country benchmark analyses. Modifying the October CPS to include NTIA’s requested broadband data will allow the Commerce Department and NTIA to respond to congressional concerns, congressional directives, and to work with the OECD on its broadband methodologies with more recent data. II. Method of Collection Personal visits and telephone interviews, using computer-assisted telephone interviewing and computerassisted personal interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0660–0021. 1 See http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/ files/20091217-recovery-act-investmentsbroadband.pdf (last viewed May 11, 2010). E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedure for 
Voluntary Self-Disclosure of Violations of the Export Administration 
Regulations

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security.

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

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collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 23, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 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 Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482-4895, 
lhall@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This collection of information is needed to detect violations of 
the Export Administration Act and Regulations, and determine if an 
investigation or prosecution is necessary and to reach a settlement 
with violators. Voluntary self-disclosure of EAR violations strengthens 
BIS's enforcement efforts by allowing BIS to conduct investigations of 
the disclosed incidents faster than would be the case if BIS had to 
detect the violations without such disclosures. BIS evaluates the 
seriousness of the violation and either (1) Informs the person making 
the disclosure that no action is warranted; (2) issues a warning 
letter; (3) issues a proposed charging letter and attempts to settle 
the matter; (4) issues a charging letter if settlement is not reached; 
and/or (5) refers the matter to the U.S. Department of Justice for 
criminal prosecution.

II. Method of Collection

    Submitted electronically or in paper form.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0694-0058.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 193.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,930.
    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: May 19, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-12352 Filed 5-21-10; 8:45 am]
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