Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 62760-62761 [2010-25648]

Download as PDF 62760 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / Notices To qualify under the program, Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 210) states that petitions must demonstrate, using data for the most recent, full marketing year or full official marketing season, a greater than 15-percent decline in at least one of the following factors: national average price, quantity of production, value of production, or cash receipts. According to the statute, it is also necessary for the petitions to demonstrate that an increase in imports of like or directly competitive articles, during the same marketing period, contributed importantly to the decrease in one of the above factors for the agricultural commodity. All petitions were analyzed by USDA’s Economic Research Service and reviewed by the TAA for Farmers Program Review Committee, comprised of representatives from USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and FAS. After a review, the Administrator determined that the petition was unable to demonstrate the ‘‘greater than 15-percent decline’’ criterion, because it showed a 4.2percent increase in the average annual price for 2009, when compared to the previous 3-year period. Additionally, the import data provided for the same time period showed a 15.7-percent decrease, instead of the required increase, under the program. Because the petition was unable to meet the ‘‘greater than 15-percent decline’’ criterion and the ‘‘increase in imports’’ criterion, the Administrator was not able to certify the petition, making Tilapia producers in Arkansas ineligible for trade adjustment assistance in FY 2011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program Staff, Office of Trade Programs, FAS, USDA, at (202) 720– 0638, or (202) 690–0633, or by e-mail at: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov, or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site at: http:// www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: October 5, 2010. Suzanne Hale, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–25647 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers 720–0638 or (202) 690–0633, or by email at: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov, or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site at: http://www.taaforfarmers.org or the FAS Web site at: http:// www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. Dated: October 5, 2010. Suzanne Hale, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), certified a petition (No. 2011015) for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) for blueberries filed under the fiscal year (FY) 2011 program by the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine, on behalf of blueberry producers in Maine. The petition was accepted for review by USDA on August 13, 2010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All petitions were analyzed by USDA’s Economic Research Service and reviewed by the TAA for Farmers Program Review Committee, comprised of representatives from USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and FAS. After a review, the Administrator determined that increased imports of blueberries during January-December 2009 contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decline in the average annual price in 2009, compared to the previous 3-year average. This conforms to the eligibility requirements stipulated in Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210). Because the petition met the program’s eligibility criteria, the Administrator was able to certify it, making blueberry producers in Maine eligible for trade adjustment assistance in FY 2011. Eligible individual blueberry producers in Maine may apply for technical training and cash benefits by completing and submitting a written application to their local Farm Service Agency county office by the application deadline of December 29, 2010. After submitting a completed application, producers may receive technical assistance at no cost and cash benefits, if the applicable program eligibility requirements are satisfied. Applicants must complete the technical assistance training under the program in order to be eligible for cash benefits. [FR Doc. 2010–25650 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service PRODUCERS CERTIFIED AS ELIGIBLE FOR TAA FOR FARMERS CONTACT: Your local USDA Farm Service Agency county office. FOR FURTHER GENERAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program Staff, Office of Trade Programs, FAS, USDA, at (202) VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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; Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Title: Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Peru. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (new information collection). Number of Respondents: 6 (1 for Request; 5 for Comments). Average Hours per Response: 4 hours for a Request; and 4 hours for each Comment. Burden Hours: 24. Needs and Uses: Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Peru Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) implements the textile and apparel safeguard provisions, provided for in Article 3.1 of the United StatesPeru Free Trade Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’). This safeguard mechanism applies when, as a result of the elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, a Peruvian textile or apparel article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry producing a like or directly competitive article. In these circumstances, Article 3.1 permits the United States to increase duties on the imported article from Peru to a level that does not exceed the lesser of the prevailing U.S. normal trade relations (NTR)/most-favored-nation (MFN) duty E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / Notices rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on the day before the Agreement entered into force. The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Act provides that the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) will issue procedures for requesting such safeguard measures, for making its determinations under section 322(a) of the Act, and for providing relief under section 322(b) of the Act. In Proclamation No. 8332 (73 FR 80289, December 31, 2008), the President delegated to CITA his authority under Subtitle B of Title III of the Act with respect to textile and apparel safeguard measures. CITA must collect information in order to determine whether a domestic textile or apparel industry is being adversely impacted by imports of these products from Peru, thereby allowing CITA to take corrective action to protect the viability of the domestic textile or apparel industry, subject to section 322(b) of the Act. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit 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. Dated: October 6, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–25648 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:38 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Generic Clearance for Data User Evaluation Surveys. Form Number(s): Various. OMB Control Number: 0607–0760. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden Hours: 30,000. Number of Respondents: 360,000. Average Hours per Response: Varies by survey. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau plans to extend for an additional three years its generic clearance to conduct customer/product-based research. This extension will allow us to continue to use customer satisfaction surveys, personal interviews, or focus group research to effectively improve and make more customer-oriented programs, products, and services. Extended clearance for data collections would continue to cover customer/program-based research for any Census Bureau program area that needs to measure customer needs, uses, and preferences for statistical information and services. The customer base includes, but is not limited to previous, existing, and potential businesses and organizations, alternate Census Bureau data disseminators like State Data Centers, Business and Industry Data Centers, Census Information Centers, Federal or Census Depository Libraries, educational institutions, and not-for-profit or other organizations. Information collected from customer research helps the Census Bureau to measure its customer base—their use, satisfaction, and preferences for existing and future programs, products and services. Proposals for specific collections under this generic clearance are submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review a minimum of two weeks prior to their planned start date. A year-end report is submitted annually to OMB summarizing activity under the clearance for the preceding year. Affected Public: Various. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Data Executive Order 12862. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisKojetin, (202) 395–7314. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62761 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 Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395– 7245) or e-mail (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: October 7, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–25692 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Title: United States Patent Applicant Survey. Form Number(s): None. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0052. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden: 140 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 400 responses per year, with an estimated 267 responses filed electronically. Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to complete the surveys, with the exception of the surveys for the independent inventors, which are estimated to take 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to complete. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, respond to the surveys, and submit them to the USPTO. The USPTO estimates that it will take the same amount of time to respond to the surveys, whether they are completed online or mailed to the USPTO. Needs and Uses: The USPTO developed the United States Patent Applicant Survey as part of a continuing effort to better predict the future growth of patent application filings by understanding applicant intentions. The main purpose of this survey is to determine the number of application filings that the USPTO can expect to receive over the next three years from patent-generating entities, ranging from E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    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; Committee for the 
Implementation of Textile Agreements.
    Title: Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for 
Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Peru.
    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (new information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 6 (1 for Request; 5 for Comments).
    Average Hours per Response: 4 hours for a Request; and 4 hours for 
each Comment.
    Burden Hours: 24.
    Needs and Uses: Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 
328 of the United States-Peru Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 
(the ``Act'') implements the textile and apparel safeguard provisions, 
provided for in Article 3.1 of the United States-Peru Free Trade 
Agreement (the ``Agreement''). This safeguard mechanism applies when, 
as a result of the elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, a 
Peruvian textile or apparel article is being imported into the United 
States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to 
the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to 
cause serious damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry 
producing a like or directly competitive article. In these 
circumstances, Article 3.1 permits the United States to increase duties 
on the imported article from Peru to a level that does not exceed the 
lesser of the prevailing U.S. normal trade relations (NTR)/most-
favored-nation (MFN) duty

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rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on the day 
before the Agreement entered into force.
    The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Act 
provides that the Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements (CITA) will issue procedures for requesting such safeguard 
measures, for making its determinations under section 322(a) of the 
Act, and for providing relief under section 322(b) of the Act.
    In Proclamation No. 8332 (73 FR 80289, December 31, 2008), the 
President delegated to CITA his authority under Subtitle B of Title III 
of the Act with respect to textile and apparel safeguard measures.
    CITA must collect information in order to determine whether a 
domestic textile or apparel industry is being adversely impacted by 
imports of these products from Peru, thereby allowing CITA to take 
corrective action to protect the viability of the domestic textile or 
apparel industry, subject to section 322(b) of the Act.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit 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.

    Dated: October 6, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-25648 Filed 10-12-10; 8:45 am]
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