Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 as Amended, for Imports of Certain Worsted Wool, 43917-43918 [2010-18345]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 27, 2010 / Notices They will address internal procedural, budgetary, and personnel issues, as well as sensitive foreign policy issues relating to potential options in the U.S. international broadcasting field. This meeting is closed because if open it likely would either disclose matters that would be properly classified to be kept secret in the interest of foreign policy under the appropriate executive order (5 U.S.C. 552b.(c)(1)) or would disclose information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. (5 U.S.C. 552b.(c)(9)(B)) In addition, part of the discussion will relate solely to the internal personnel and organizational issues of the BBG or the International Broadcasting Bureau. (5 U.S.C. 552b.(c)(2) and (6)) CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Paul Kollmer-Dorsey at (202) 203–4545. Paul Kollmer-Dorsey, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2010–18479 Filed 7–23–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P Dated: July 21, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request [FR Doc. 2010–18295 Filed 7–26–10; 8:45 am] The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: International Trade Administration. Title: U.S. Government Trade Event Information Request. OMB Control Number: 0625–0238. Form Number(s): ITA–4136. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 200. Number of Respondents: 400. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Needs and Uses: Expanding U.S. exports is a national priority essential to improving U.S. trade performance. The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Advocacy Center marshals federal resources to assist U.S. firms competing for foreign government procurements worldwide. The Advocacy Center works closely with the Trade Promotion Coordination Committee, which is chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and includes 20 federal agencies involved in export promotion. The purpose of the U.S. Government Trade Event Information Request is to collect VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Jul 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 the necessary information to make an evaluation as to whether a firm qualifies for senior-level U.S. government (USG) support, in the form of attendance at an event including witnessing the signing of a commercial agreement (e.g., most often a contract). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395–3647. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–5167 or via the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov. BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 as Amended, for Imports of Certain Worsted Wool International Trade Administration (ITA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 September 27, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43917 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Robert Carrigg, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3119, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: (202) 482–2573 and fax number: (202) 482–0667. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (‘‘the Act’’) as amended by the Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, the Pension Protection Act of 2006, and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 contains several provisions to assist the wool products industries. These include the establishment of tariff rate quotas (TRQ) for a limited quantity of worsted wool fabrics. On December 1, 2000, the President issued Proclamation 7383 which delegated authority to the Secretary of Commerce to allocate the TRQ and to issue regulations to implement these provisions. On January 22, 2001, the Department of Commerce (DOC) published regulations establishing procedures for allocation of the tariff rate quotas (66 FR 6459, 15 CFR 335). Section 501(e) of the Act restricts allocation of imports subject to the TRQ to persons ‘‘who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the United States and who apply for an allocation based on the amount of such suits cut and sewn during the prior calendar year.’’ Information must be collected each year from applicants to ensure they meet this requirement and to determine their fair share of the TRQ. The DOC will process this information and issue a license to each eligible person. The license will specify the amount of TRQ granted to each licensee. The applicant shall retain records substantiating the information provided in the TRQ license application for a period of 3 years; and must be made available upon request by an appropriate government official. The Reallocation of Tariff Rate Quota process states not later than September 30 of each TRQ year, a licensee who will not import the full quantity granted in a license during the TRQ year shall surrender the allocation that will not be used to DOC for purposes of reallocation through a written or electronic notice, including the license control number and the amount being surrendered. The E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 43918 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 27, 2010 / Notices surrender shall be final, and shall apply only to that TRQ year. DOC will notify licensees of any amount surrendered and the application period for requests for reallocation. A licensee that imported, or intends to import, a quantity exceeding the quantity set forth in its license may apply (state the maximum amount of additional allocation the applicant will be able to use) to receive additional allocation from the amount to be reallocated. II. Method of Collection Forms are available on the Internet and by mail to requesting firms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0240. Form Number(s): ITA–4139 and ITA– 4140P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Time per Response: Application process, 3 hours; and reallocation request, 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 160. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $5,400 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 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 costs) 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 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 22, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–18345 Filed 7–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Jul 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration National Center for Toxicological Research, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscopes This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 10–015. Applicant: National Center for Toxicological Research, (USFDA), Jefferson, AK 72079. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–023. Applicant: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–029. Applicant: Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL 60439. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–030. Applicant: University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: Elionix Co., Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–031. Applicant: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–032. Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, WA 99354. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–033. Applicant: Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02120. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–035. Applicant: University of Maine System, St., Bangor, ME 04401. Instrument: Electron PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Microscope. Manufacturer: Tescan, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–036. Applicant: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–037. Applicant: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–040. Applicant: Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790–4120. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–041. Applicant: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Docket Number: 10–042. Applicant: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as these instruments are intended to be used, was being manufactured in the United States at the time the instruments were ordered. Reasons: Each foreign instrument is an electron microscope and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring an electron microscope. We know of no electron microscope, or any other instrument suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of each instrument. Dated: July 21, 2010. Christopher Cassel, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–18390 Filed 7–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 143 (Tuesday, July 27, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Implementation 
of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under Title V of the Trade and 
Development Act of 2000 as Amended, for Imports of Certain Worsted Wool

AGENCY: International Trade Administration (ITA).

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 September 27, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to: Robert Carrigg, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 
3119, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone 
number: (202) 482-2573 and fax number: (202) 482-0667.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (``the Act'') as 
amended by the Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, 
the Pension Protection Act of 2006, and the Emergency Economic 
Stabilization Act of 2008 contains several provisions to assist the 
wool products industries. These include the establishment of tariff 
rate quotas (TRQ) for a limited quantity of worsted wool fabrics. On 
December 1, 2000, the President issued Proclamation 7383 which 
delegated authority to the Secretary of Commerce to allocate the TRQ 
and to issue regulations to implement these provisions. On January 22, 
2001, the Department of Commerce (DOC) published regulations 
establishing procedures for allocation of the tariff rate quotas (66 FR 
6459, 15 CFR 335).
    Section 501(e) of the Act restricts allocation of imports subject 
to the TRQ to persons ``who cut and sew men's and boys' worsted wool 
suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the United States and who 
apply for an allocation based on the amount of such suits cut and sewn 
during the prior calendar year.'' Information must be collected each 
year from applicants to ensure they meet this requirement and to 
determine their fair share of the TRQ. The DOC will process this 
information and issue a license to each eligible person. The license 
will specify the amount of TRQ granted to each licensee. The applicant 
shall retain records substantiating the information provided in the TRQ 
license application for a period of 3 years; and must be made available 
upon request by an appropriate government official.
    The Reallocation of Tariff Rate Quota process states not later than 
September 30 of each TRQ year, a licensee who will not import the full 
quantity granted in a license during the TRQ year shall surrender the 
allocation that will not be used to DOC for purposes of reallocation 
through a written or electronic notice, including the license control 
number and the amount being surrendered. The

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surrender shall be final, and shall apply only to that TRQ year. DOC 
will notify licensees of any amount surrendered and the application 
period for requests for reallocation. A licensee that imported, or 
intends to import, a quantity exceeding the quantity set forth in its 
license may apply (state the maximum amount of additional allocation 
the applicant will be able to use) to receive additional allocation 
from the amount to be reallocated.

II. Method of Collection

    Forms are available on the Internet and by mail to requesting 
firms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0240.
    Form Number(s): ITA-4139 and ITA-4140P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Time per Response: Application process, 3 hours; and 
reallocation request, 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 160.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs: $5,400

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 costs) 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 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 22, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-18345 Filed 7-26-10; 8:45 am]
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