Import Administration IA ACCESS Pilot Program, 32341-32342 [2010-13733]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 8, 2010 / Proposed Rules § 399.87 Prohibition on post-purchase price increase. § 399.85 fees. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS a ticket agent, may not include ‘‘opt-out’’ provisions for additional optional services in connection with air transportation, an air tour, or air tour component that will automatically be added to the purchase if the consumer takes no other action. The consumer must affirmatively ‘‘opt in’’ (i.e., agree) to such a fee for the services before that fee is added to the total price for the air transportation-related purchase. The Department considers the use of ‘‘optout’’ provisions to be an unfair and deceptive practice in violation of 49 U.S.C. 41712. 21. A new § 399.85 is added to read as follows: BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P Notice of baggage fees and other (a) If a U.S. or foreign air carrier has a Web site accessible for ticket purchases by the general public, the carrier must promptly and prominently disclose any increase in its fee for carryon or checked baggage and any change in the checked baggage allowance for a passenger on the homepage of the carrier’s Web site. Such notice must remain on the homepage for at least three months after the change becomes effective. (b) On all e-ticket confirmations for air transportation within, to or from the United States, including the summary page at the completion of an online purchase and a post-purchase e-mail confirmation, a U.S. or foreign air carrier must include information regarding the free passenger’s baggage allowance and/or the applicable fee for a carry-on bag and the first and second checked bag. (c) If a U.S. or foreign air carrier has a Web site where it advertises or sells air transportation, on its Web site the carrier must disclose information on fees for optional services that are charged to a passenger purchasing air transportation. Such disclosure must be clear, with a conspicuous link from the air carrier’s homepage to the fee disclosure. For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘optional services’’ is defined as any service the airline provides beyond the provision of passenger air transportation. Such fees include, but are not limited to, charges for checked or carry-on baggage, advance seat selection, in-flight beverages, snacks and meals, and seat upgrades. (d) The Department considers the failure to give the appropriate notice described in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this section to be an unfair and deceptive practice within the meaning of 49 U.S.C. 41712. 22. A new § 399.87 is added to read as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jun 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 It is an unfair and deceptive practice within the meaning of 49 U.S.C. 41712 for any seller of scheduled air transportation, or of a tour or tour component that includes scheduled air transportation to increase the price of that air transportation to a consumer, including but not limited to increase in the price of the seat, increase in the price for the carriage of passenger baggage, or increase in an applicable fuel surcharge, after the air transportation has been purchased by the consumer. [FR Doc. 2010–13572 Filed 6–7–10; 8:45 am] International Trade Administration 19 CFR Part 351 [Docket No. 100602237–0237–01] Import Administration IA ACCESS Pilot Program AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Public notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is creating a pilot program to test an electronic filing system in certain antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. In addition, the Department is requesting comments from parties on this pilot program. DATES: Effective Date: The pilot program will be in effect from July 1, 2010, through September 30, 2010. Comments Due Date: Comments on the Department’s conduct of the pilot program for electronic filing should be submitted either electronically or manually no later than 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.Regulations.gov. All comments must be submitted into Docket Number ITA–2010–XXXX. All comments should refer to RIN 0625–AA84. • Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Please submit the original and two copies of comments to the Secretary of Commerce, Attn: Evangeline Keenan, Import Administration, APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Commerce, Constitution Avenue and 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20230. • E-mail: Comments may be submitted electronically via e-mail to webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov. Please reference ‘‘IA ACCESS Pilot Comments’’ in the subject line of the e-mail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evangeline Keenan, Acting APO/ Dockets Unit Director, Import Administration, APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, Constitution Avenue and 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–9157. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 32341 Sfmt 4702 The Department is undertaking a review of its regulations in AD and CVD proceedings governing the submission of information to the Department, currently 19 CFR part 351, subpart C, with a view to the adoption of rules and procedures that will implement an electronic filing system, which will be entitled Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). The Department’s current rules on the submission of information in AD and CVD proceedings, at 19 CFR 351.303(c)(1), require that parties submit six paper copies of each submission to the Department. In developing IA ACCESS, the Department seeks to expand the public’s access to the Department’s AD and CVD proceedings by making all publicly filed documents available on the internet and to facilitate the electronic submission of documents to the Department in AD and CVD proceedings by allowing interested parties to file documents electronically. The Department envisions that such a system will create efficiencies in both the process and costs associated with filing and maintaining documents pertaining to AD and CVD proceedings. The pilot program will implement IA ACCESS on a small scale to allow the Department to evaluate and gain experience with operating an electronic filing system. Implementation of the full electronic filing system will be accomplished through a later rulemaking that will amend the Department’s regulations; the Department also intends to provide more detailed procedures for IA ACCESS in a document separate from the regulations, which the Department intends to publish on its Web site prior to issuing regulations creating IA ACCESS. IA ACCESS will be implemented in three separate phases, or releases, with each phase E:\FR\FM\08JNP1.SGM 08JNP1 32342 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 8, 2010 / Proposed Rules implementing an additional feature of IA ACCESS. These phases will allow (1) The electronic submission of documents, (2) the electronic release of public documents, and (3) the electronic release of business proprietary documents to authorized applicants. Each phase will be preceded by a pilot program designed to test and evaluate the functionality of that release. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS IA ACCESS Pilot Program on Electronic Filing The Department is creating an IA ACCESS pilot program for electronic submission of documents to enable it to evaluate and gain experience with operating an electronic filing system before amending its existing regulations. The pilot program will test the functionality of submitting documents electronically in IA ACCESS. This pilot program will run from July 1, 2010, through September 30, 2010, and will be in effect for interested parties participating in the AD and CVD proceedings enumerated below. In order to utilize the IA ACCESS pilot program, parties will need access to an internet connection and will be required to follow the instructions on using the system enumerated in the ‘‘IA ACCESS Pilot User Guide,’’ which the Department will publish on its Web site at http://www.trade.gov/ia prior to the start of the pilot. The Department will also waive the filing requirements in 19 CFR 351.303(c)(1) for parties participating in the pilot. In place of these requirements, where parties have filed a document electronically through IA ACCESS, parties need only submit one signed original and one copy of a public document or one signed original and two public versions of a business proprietary document. Except for this modification to the filing requirements in 19 CFR 351.303(c)(1), all other filing requirements under the Department’s regulations will remain in effect under the pilot program. This pilot program only concerns the electronic submission of documents, and pilot programs for other releases (i.e., the electronic release of public and business proprietary documents) will be conducted at a later date. Parties to AD and CVD proceedings not enumerated below must continue to follow the Department’s current regulations governing the submission of information to the Department. The IA ACCESS pilot program will be in effect for interested parties participating in the following proceedings: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jun 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 AD Proceedings A–201–822: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico— Administrative Review 07/01/08–06/ 30/09; A–201–836: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico— Administrative Review 01/30/08–7/ 31/09; A–351–828: Certain Hot-Rolled FlatRolled Carbon Quality Steel Products from Brazil—Administrative Review 03/01/08–02/28/09; A–351–828: Certain Hot-Rolled FlatRolled Carbon Quality Steel Products from Brazil—Administrative Review 03/01/09–02/28/10; A–357–812: Honey from Argentina— Administrative Review 12/01/08–11/ 30/09; A–421–811: Carboxymethylcellulose from the Netherlands— Administrative Review 07/01/08–06/ 30/09; A–570–836: Glycine from the People’s Republic of China—Administrative Review 03/01/09–02/28/10; A–570–916: Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China— Administrative Review 01/31/08–07/ 31/09; A–570–922: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China—New Shipper Review (Jingzhou Meihou Flexible Magnet Company, Ltd.) 09/ 01/09–02/28/10; A–570–924: Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet) Film from the People’s Republic of China—Administrative Review 11/ 06/08–10/31/09; A–570–964: Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China—Investigation; A–588–857: Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan—Administrative Review 12/01/08–11/30/09; CVD Proceedings C–570–968: Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China— Investigation; C–580–818: Corrosion-Resistant Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea—Administrative Review 01/01/ 2008–12/31/2008. The Department will contact the parties to these proceedings individually concerning their participation in the pilot prior to the program’s commencement. Participants should be prepared to provide feedback and suggestions for the improvement of IA ACCESS after completion of the pilot program. proposed conduct of the IA ACCESS pilot program described above. Comments must be filed no later than 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Comments may be submitted either electronically or in paper form to the address specified above. The Department will consider all comments received before the close of the comment period in developing and implementing the IA ACCESS pilot program. Comments received after the end of the comment period may be considered, if possible, but their consideration cannot be assured. The Department will not accept comments accompanied by a request that part or all of the material be treated confidentially because of its business proprietary nature or for any other reason. Such comments will be returned to the persons submitting the comments and will not be considered by the Department. All comments responding to this notice will be a matter of public record and will be available for inspection and copying at Import Administration’s Central Records Unit, Room 1117, on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.Regulations.gov, and in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Department’s Web site at http:// www.trade.gov/ia/. Comments submitted electronically need not also be submitted in hard copy. Persons wishing to submit written comments in hard copy should file one signed original and two copies of each set of comments to the address specified above. Persons wishing to comment electronically should submit comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.Regulations.gov as specified above or via e-mail to webmastersupport@ita.doc.gov. Any questions concerning file formatting, document conversion, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration Webmaster, at (202) 482–0866, e-mail address: webmastersupport@ita.doc.gov. Dated: May 28, 2010. Paul Piquado, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–13733 Filed 6–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Request for Comments The Department also requests public comments on the Department’s PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\08JNP1.SGM 08JNP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 8, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 32341-32342]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13733]



=======================================================================

-----------------------------------------------------------------------



DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE



International Trade Administration



19 CFR Part 351



[Docket No. 100602237-0237-01]




Import Administration IA ACCESS Pilot Program



AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 

Department of Commerce.



ACTION: Public notice and request for comments.



-----------------------------------------------------------------------



SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is creating a 

pilot program to test an electronic filing system in certain 

antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. In 

addition, the Department is requesting comments from parties on this 

pilot program.



DATES: Effective Date: The pilot program will be in effect from July 1, 

2010, through September 30, 2010.

    Comments Due Date: Comments on the Department's conduct of the 

pilot program for electronic filing should be submitted either 

electronically or manually no later than 30 days after the publication 

of this notice in the Federal Register.



ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following 

methods:

     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.Regulations.gov. 

All comments must be submitted into Docket Number ITA-2010-XXXX. All 

comments should refer to RIN 0625-AA84.

     Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Please submit the original 

and two copies of comments to the Secretary of Commerce, Attn: 

Evangeline Keenan, Import Administration, APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, 

U.S. Department of Commerce, Constitution Avenue and 14th Street, NW., 

Washington, DC 20230.

     E-mail: Comments may be submitted electronically via e-

mail to webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov. Please reference ``IA ACCESS 

Pilot Comments'' in the subject line of the e-mail.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evangeline Keenan, Acting APO/Dockets 

Unit Director, Import Administration, APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. 

Department of Commerce, Constitution Avenue and 14th Street, NW., 

Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-9157.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 



Background



    The Department is undertaking a review of its regulations in AD and 

CVD proceedings governing the submission of information to the 

Department, currently 19 CFR part 351, subpart C, with a view to the 

adoption of rules and procedures that will implement an electronic 

filing system, which will be entitled Import Administration's 

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 

System (IA ACCESS). The Department's current rules on the submission of 

information in AD and CVD proceedings, at 19 CFR 351.303(c)(1), require 

that parties submit six paper copies of each submission to the 

Department. In developing IA ACCESS, the Department seeks to expand the 

public's access to the Department's AD and CVD proceedings by making 

all publicly filed documents available on the internet and to 

facilitate the electronic submission of documents to the Department in 

AD and CVD proceedings by allowing interested parties to file documents 

electronically. The Department envisions that such a system will create 

efficiencies in both the process and costs associated with filing and 

maintaining documents pertaining to AD and CVD proceedings.

    The pilot program will implement IA ACCESS on a small scale to 

allow the Department to evaluate and gain experience with operating an 

electronic filing system. Implementation of the full electronic filing 

system will be accomplished through a later rulemaking that will amend 

the Department's regulations; the Department also intends to provide 

more detailed procedures for IA ACCESS in a document separate from the 

regulations, which the Department intends to publish on its Web site 

prior to issuing regulations creating IA ACCESS. IA ACCESS will be 

implemented in three separate phases, or releases, with each phase



[[Page 32342]]



implementing an additional feature of IA ACCESS. These phases will 

allow (1) The electronic submission of documents, (2) the electronic 

release of public documents, and (3) the electronic release of business 

proprietary documents to authorized applicants. Each phase will be 

preceded by a pilot program designed to test and evaluate the 

functionality of that release.



IA ACCESS Pilot Program on Electronic Filing



    The Department is creating an IA ACCESS pilot program for 

electronic submission of documents to enable it to evaluate and gain 

experience with operating an electronic filing system before amending 

its existing regulations. The pilot program will test the functionality 

of submitting documents electronically in IA ACCESS. This pilot program 

will run from July 1, 2010, through September 30, 2010, and will be in 

effect for interested parties participating in the AD and CVD 

proceedings enumerated below. In order to utilize the IA ACCESS pilot 

program, parties will need access to an internet connection and will be 

required to follow the instructions on using the system enumerated in 

the ``IA ACCESS Pilot User Guide,'' which the Department will publish 

on its Web site at http://www.trade.gov/ia prior to the start of the 

pilot. The Department will also waive the filing requirements in 19 CFR 

351.303(c)(1) for parties participating in the pilot. In place of these 

requirements, where parties have filed a document electronically 

through IA ACCESS, parties need only submit one signed original and one 

copy of a public document or one signed original and two public 

versions of a business proprietary document. Except for this 

modification to the filing requirements in 19 CFR 351.303(c)(1), all 

other filing requirements under the Department's regulations will 

remain in effect under the pilot program. This pilot program only 

concerns the electronic submission of documents, and pilot programs for 

other releases (i.e., the electronic release of public and business 

proprietary documents) will be conducted at a later date. Parties to AD 

and CVD proceedings not enumerated below must continue to follow the 

Department's current regulations governing the submission of 

information to the Department.

    The IA ACCESS pilot program will be in effect for interested 

parties participating in the following proceedings:



AD Proceedings



A-201-822: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico--

Administrative Review 07/01/08-06/30/09;

A-201-836: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico--

Administrative Review 01/30/08-7/31/09;

A-351-828: Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products 

from Brazil--Administrative Review 03/01/08-02/28/09;

A-351-828: Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products 

from Brazil--Administrative Review 03/01/09-02/28/10;

A-357-812: Honey from Argentina--Administrative Review 12/01/08-11/30/

09;

A-421-811: Carboxymethylcellulose from the Netherlands--Administrative 

Review 07/01/08-06/30/09;

A-570-836: Glycine from the People's Republic of China--Administrative 

Review 03/01/09-02/28/10;

A-570-916: Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China--

Administrative Review 01/31/08-07/31/09;

A-570-922: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's Republic of China--

New Shipper Review (Jingzhou Meihou Flexible Magnet Company, Ltd.) 09/

01/09-02/28/10;

A-570-924: Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet) Film from the People's 

Republic of China--Administrative Review 11/06/08-10/31/09;

A-570-964: Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People's 

Republic of China--Investigation;

A-588-857: Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan--Administrative 

Review 12/01/08-11/30/09;



CVD Proceedings



C-570-968: Aluminum Extrusions from the People's Republic of China--

Investigation;

C-580-818: Corrosion-Resistant Steel Flat Products from the Republic of 

Korea--Administrative Review 01/01/2008-12/31/2008.



    The Department will contact the parties to these proceedings 

individually concerning their participation in the pilot prior to the 

program's commencement. Participants should be prepared to provide 

feedback and suggestions for the improvement of IA ACCESS after 

completion of the pilot program.



Request for Comments



    The Department also requests public comments on the Department's 

proposed conduct of the IA ACCESS pilot program described above. 

Comments must be filed no later than 30 days after the publication of 

this notice in the Federal Register. Comments may be submitted either 

electronically or in paper form to the address specified above. The 

Department will consider all comments received before the close of the 

comment period in developing and implementing the IA ACCESS pilot 

program. Comments received after the end of the comment period may be 

considered, if possible, but their consideration cannot be assured. The 

Department will not accept comments accompanied by a request that part 

or all of the material be treated confidentially because of its 

business proprietary nature or for any other reason. Such comments will 

be returned to the persons submitting the comments and will not be 

considered by the Department. All comments responding to this notice 

will be a matter of public record and will be available for inspection 

and copying at Import Administration's Central Records Unit, Room 1117, 

on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.Regulations.gov, and in 

Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Department's Web site at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. Comments submitted electronically need not also be 

submitted in hard copy.

    Persons wishing to submit written comments in hard copy should file 

one signed original and two copies of each set of comments to the 

address specified above. Persons wishing to comment electronically 

should submit comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.Regulations.gov as specified above or via e-mail to webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov. Any questions concerning file formatting, document 

conversion, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues 

should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration 

Webmaster, at (202) 482-0866, e-mail address: webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov.



    Dated: May 28, 2010.

Paul Piquado,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

[FR Doc. 2010-13733 Filed 6-7-10; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P