Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Questionnaire on Business-Related Visa Processes, 69047-69048 [2010-28339]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 10, 2010 / Notices 308 US Highway 189 North, Kemmerer, WY. Written comments should be sent to Tracy Hollingshead, Bridger-Teton National Forest, 308 Hwy 189 North, Kemmerer, WY 83101. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to thollingshead@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 307–828–5135. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at BridgerTeton National Forest, Hwy 189 North, Kemmerer, WY 83101. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 307–877– 4415 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Hollingshead, DFO, USDA, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Hwy 189 North, Kemmerer, WY 83101; (307) 877–4415; E-mail: thollingshead@fs.fed.us. 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[FR Doc. 2010–28344 Filed 11–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6116–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Notice 69047 • Wisconsin SAC. • Update on Status of Remaining SACs to Recharter. IV. Management & Operations • Expiration of Commissioner Terms. V. Approval of Minutes of October 8 Meeting VI. Adjourn CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit (202) 376– 8591. TDD: (202) 376–8116. Persons with a disability requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Pamela Dunston at least seven days prior to the meeting at 202–376–8105. TDD: (202) 376–8116. Dated: November 8, 2010. David Blackwood, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2010–28492 Filed 11–8–10; 4:15 pm] AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. BILLING CODE 6335–01–P Friday, November 19, 2010; 9:30 a.m. EST. PLACE: 624 Ninth Street, NW., Room 540, Washington, DC 20425. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DATE AND TIME: Meeting Agenda This meeting is open to the public. II. Program Planning • Approval of New Black Panther Party Enforcement Report. • Motion Regarding Healthcare Disparities Report Commissioner Statements & Rebuttals. • Consideration of Findings and Recommendations for Briefing Report on English-Only in the Workplace. • Update on FY 2011 Cy Pres Enforcement Report & Consideration of Project Outline and Discovery Plan. • Consideration of Policy on Commissioner Statements and Rebuttals. • Discussion of Possible Briefing Topics for FY 2011. • Update on Status of Briefing on Disparate Impact in School Discipline Policies. • Update on Sex Discrimination in Liberal Arts College Admissions—Some of the discussion of this agenda item may be held in closed session. • Update on Clearinghouse Project. III. State Advisory Committee Issues PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Questionnaire on Business-Related Visa Processes International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: I. Approval of Agenda • Kentucky SAC. • Maryland SAC. • Vermont SAC. International Trade Administration 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 January 10, 2011. 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: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christopher Clement, 202– 482–4750, christopher.clement@trade.gov, Fax: 202–482–3643. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 69048 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 10, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract II. Method of Collection The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) fosters, serves, and promotes the Nation’s economic development. Through participation with other U.S. Government agencies, DOC creates national policies to enhance opportunities for U.S. workers and employers in the global economy. Countries that support the free flow of products, services, capital, and people create a positive business environment for their domestic firms. DOC has been informed by industry associations representing U.S. business and trade interests that their member companies have experienced problems with the visa process as it pertains to bringing foreign business travelers into the country. Although official data does not exist, anecdotal evidence suggests common difficulties for U.S. industry due to visa delays and denials, with commensurate economic loss to U.S. firms. Recognizing that national security concerns must always remain paramount in any discussion relating to business visas and in response to these industry concerns, the Secretary of Commerce has identified the need to measure how current U.S. business visa policy affects American companies active in the global economy. The facilitation of business travel is a priority of Secretary’s and very important to meeting President Obama’s National Export Initiative goal of doubling U.S. exports in the next five years. The DOC will request that U.S. industry and trade associations use the questionnaire to report instances of U.S. business visa delay or denial. The information derived from completed questionnaires is critical to enabling DOC to ascertain the economic impact, if any, of current U.S. business-related visa policy. DOC staff regularly receive unsolicited feedback from U.S industry, U.S. trade associations, state/regional/ local economic development officials, and foreign investors about challenges that foreign business travelers have encountered while trying to obtain a U.S. business visa. Though this qualitative information is useful in understanding certain issues pertaining to current U.S. business visa policy, the quantitative information that the questionnaire will gather is much more important in providing a more comprehensive understanding of the potential economic impact of business visa delays and denials. Information will be collected electronically. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:25 Nov 09, 2010 Jkt 223001 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250. 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: November 5, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–28339 Filed 11–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 63–2010] Foreign-Trade Zone 64—Jacksonville, Florida Application for Reorganization/ Expansion Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Jacksonville Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 64, requesting authority to reorganize and expand the zone under the alternative site PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170, 1/12/09; correction 74 FR 3987, 1/22/09). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/ users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a general-purpose zone project. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on November 4, 2010. FTZ 64 was approved by the Board on December 29, 1980 (Board Order 170, 46 FR 1330, 1/6/1981) and expanded on October 7, 2008 (Board Order 1579, 73 FR 61781, 10/17/2008). The current zone project includes the following ‘‘sites’’ in Jacksonville, Florida: Site 1 (67 acres)—Jacksonville International Airport, Pecan Park Road and Terrell Road; Site 2 (43 acres)— Halmark Properties, Inc., 2201 North Ellis Road; Site 3 (942 acres)—JPA Blount Island Terminal Complex, 9620 Dave Rawls Boulevard, and JPA Talleyrand Docks and Terminal Facility, 2085 Talleyrand Avenue; Site 4 (200 acres)—International Trade port Complex, Airport Road; Site 5 (4 acres)—Caribbean Cold Storage, Inc., 1505 Dennis Street; Site 7 (47 acres)— Westlake Industrial Park, 9767 Pritchard Road; and Site 8 (75 acres)—Imeson International Industrial Park, One Imeson Park Boulevard. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be the Florida counties of Baker, Clay, Columbia, Duval and Nassau, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Jacksonville Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize and expand its existing zone project to include existing Sites 1 and 3 as ‘‘magnet’’ sites, to include existing Sites 4, 7, and 8 as ‘‘usagedriven’’ sites, to remove existing Sites 2 and 5, and to include the following new site as a magnet site: Proposed Site 10 (4,474.0 acres)—AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center, I–10 and Cecil Commerce Center Parkway, Jacksonville. Further, existing Site 3 will have its non-contiguous parcel renumbered, with the Talleyrand Docks and Terminal Facility (2085 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville) to be designated E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Questionnaire 
on Business-Related Visa Processes

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

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 January 10, 
2011.

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: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Christopher Clement, 202-482-4750, 
christopher.clement@trade.gov, Fax: 202-482-3643.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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I. Abstract

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) fosters, serves, and promotes 
the Nation's economic development. Through participation with other 
U.S. Government agencies, DOC creates national policies to enhance 
opportunities for U.S. workers and employers in the global economy. 
Countries that support the free flow of products, services, capital, 
and people create a positive business environment for their domestic 
firms. DOC has been informed by industry associations representing U.S. 
business and trade interests that their member companies have 
experienced problems with the visa process as it pertains to bringing 
foreign business travelers into the country. Although official data 
does not exist, anecdotal evidence suggests common difficulties for 
U.S. industry due to visa delays and denials, with commensurate 
economic loss to U.S. firms. Recognizing that national security 
concerns must always remain paramount in any discussion relating to 
business visas and in response to these industry concerns, the 
Secretary of Commerce has identified the need to measure how current 
U.S. business visa policy affects American companies active in the 
global economy. The facilitation of business travel is a priority of 
Secretary's and very important to meeting President Obama's National 
Export Initiative goal of doubling U.S. exports in the next five years.
    The DOC will request that U.S. industry and trade associations use 
the questionnaire to report instances of U.S. business visa delay or 
denial. The information derived from completed questionnaires is 
critical to enabling DOC to ascertain the economic impact, if any, of 
current U.S. business-related visa policy.
    DOC staff regularly receive unsolicited feedback from U.S industry, 
U.S. trade associations, state/regional/local economic development 
officials, and foreign investors about challenges that foreign business 
travelers have encountered while trying to obtain a U.S. business visa. 
Though this qualitative information is useful in understanding certain 
issues pertaining to current U.S. business visa policy, the 
quantitative information that the questionnaire will gather is much 
more important in providing a more comprehensive understanding of the 
potential economic impact of business visa delays and denials.

II. Method of Collection

    Information will be collected electronically.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250.
    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: November 5, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-28339 Filed 11-9-10; 8:45 am]
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