Notice of Meetings of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade, 80038-80039 [2010-31969]

Download as PDF 80038 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 21, 2010 / Notices Comments received by February 22, 2011 will be considered. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposal to Shethir Riva, Chief, Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2635–S, Washington, DC 20250–0224. Comments should be submitted in triplicate. Comments may also be submitted electronically through https:// www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the docket number and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be made available for public inspection at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Cotton and Tobacco Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2635–S, Washington, DC 20250 during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shethir Riva, Chief, Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2635–S, Washington, DC 20250–0224, telephone (202) 720– 3193, facsimile (202) 690–1718, or e-mail at Shethir.riva@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Tobacco Report. OMB Number: 0581–0004. Expiration Date of Approval: 06/30/ 2011. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Tobacco Statistics Act of 1929 (7 U.S.C. 501–508) provides for the collection and publication of statistics of tobacco by USDA with regard to quantity of leaf tobacco in all forms in the United States and Puerto Rico, owned by or in the possession of dealers, manufacturers, and others with the exception of the original growers of the tobacco. The statistics shall show the quantity of the tobacco in such detail as to types, as USDA shall deem to be practical and necessary and shall be summarized as of January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year and are due within 15 days of the summarized dates. The information furnished under the provisions of this Act shall be used only for statistical purposes for which it is supplied. No publication shall be made by USDA whereby the data furnished by any particular establishment can be identified, nor shall anyone other than the sworn employees of USDA be allowed to examine the individual reports. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:40 Dec 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 The regulations governing the Tobacco Stocks and Standards Act (7 CFR part 30) issued under the Tobacco Statistics Act (7 U.S.C. 501–508) specifically address the reporting requirements. Tobacco in leaf form or stems is reported by types of tobacco and whether stemmed or unstemmed. Tobacco in sheet form shall be segregated as to whether for cigar wrapper, cigar binder, for cigarettes, or for other products. Tobacco stocks reporting is mandatory. The basic purpose of the information collection is to ascertain the total supply of unmanufactured tobacco available to domestic manufacturers and to calculate the amount consumed in manufactured tobacco products. This data was also used for the calculation of production quotas for individual types of tobacco and for price support calculations until repealed in 2005. The Quarterly Report of Manufacture and Sales of Snuff, Smoking and Chewing Tobacco is voluntary. Prior to 1965, information on the manufacture and sale of snuff, smoking and chewing tobacco products was available from Treasury Department publications on the collection of taxes. With repeal of the Federal tax in 1965, the industry requested that the collection of basic data be continued to maintain the statistical series and all major manufacturers agreed to furnish information. Federal taxes were reimposed in 1985 for snuff and chewing tobacco and the Treasury Department began reporting data on these products, but not in the detail desired by the industry. Data from this report was also used in calculations to determine the production quotas of types of tobacco used in these products until repealed in 2005. The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) directs and authorizes USDA to collect, tabulate and disseminate statistics on marketing agricultural products including market supplies, storage stocks, quantity, quality, and condition of such products in various positions in the marketing channel, utilization of sub-products, shipments, and unloads. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.90 hours per response. Respondents: Primarily tobacco dealers and manufacturers including small businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 57. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 228. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 204. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be submitted electronically through https:// www.regulations.gov. Comments also may be sent to Shethir Riva, Chief, Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2635–S, Washington, DC 20250–0224. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address or through https://www.regulations.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 15, 2010. Robert C. Keeney, Acting Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–31922 Filed 12–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Meetings of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of a closed meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC) and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade (ATAC) will hold closed meetings on January 13, 2011. The advisory committees are administered by USDA and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The meetings are closed to the public in accordance with the Trade Act SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 21, 2010 / Notices of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2155(f)(2), and the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and (6). USTR has determined that public access to this meeting would seriously compromise the development by the U.S. Government of trade policy priorities, negotiating objectives, or bargaining positions with respect to the operation of trade agreements and other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States. Topics will include Doha Round negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO), WTO accession negotiations, and negotiations in bilateral and regional free trade agreements. The meetings are scheduled for January 13, 2011, unless otherwise notified. DATES: The meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorie Fitzsimmons by phone at (202) 720–3430 or by e-mail at: lorie.fitzsimmons@fas.usda.gov. ADDRESSES: The APAC is authorized by sections 135(c)(1) and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93–618, 19 U.S.C. 2155). The purpose of the committee is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR concerning agricultural trade policy. The committee is intended to ensure that representative elements of the private sector have an opportunity to express their views to the U.S. Government. The ATACs are comprised of six committees covering the following commodity sectors: Animals and Animal Products; Fruits and Vegetables; Grains, Feed and Oilseeds; Processed Foods; Sweeteners and Sweetener Products; and Tobacco, Cotton, Peanuts and Planting Seeds. Each is authorized by sections 135(c)(1) and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93–618, 19 U.S.C. 2155). These committees address the technical aspects of issues and provide advice to the benefit of the Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR. The Committees meet at the call of the Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR through the respective Designated Federal Officers depending on the level of activity in trade agreement negotiations and/or other matters concerning the administration of trade policy, the needs of the Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR, and the srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:40 Dec 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 activity of the technical-level committees. Dated: December 14, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–31969 Filed 12–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting. AGENCY: The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting to discuss competitiveness, clean energy, export/ import issues and workforce development issues affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector and to receive briefings from the Departments of Commerce, the Treasury, Labor, and Energy on their activities relating to the U.S. manufacturing sector. DATES: January 12, 2011. Time: 10–11:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Boulevard, Perrysburg, OH 43551. All guests are requested to register in advance. This program will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Requests for sign language interpretation, other auxiliary aids, or pre-registration, should be submitted no later than January 5, 2011, to Jennifer Pilat, the Manufacturing Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20230, telephone 202– 482–4501, jennifer.pilat@trade.gov. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, the Manufacturing Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–4501, e-mail: jennifer.pilat@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council was re-chartered on April 8, 2010, to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing industry. No time will be available for oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the Council’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80039 to Jennifer Pilat at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on January 5, 2011, to ensure transmission to the Council prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of Council meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: December 15, 2010. Jennifer Pilat, Executive Secretary, The Manufacturing Council. [FR Doc. 2010–31945 Filed 12–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda for an open meeting of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board). The agenda may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at https:// tinet.ita.doc.gov/TTAB/ TTAB_Home.html. DATES: February 1, 2011, 8:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard time (EST) ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Room 4830. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202– 482–4501, e-mail: jennifer.pilat@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Board was rechartered in September 2009, to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industries. Topics to be considered: During the meeting, the Board will hear updates from three Board subcommittees on Advocacy; Marketing, Outreach & Coordination; and Research. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 21, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of Meetings of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee 
for Trade and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of a closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Policy Advisory 
Committee for Trade (APAC) and the Agricultural Technical Advisory 
Committees for Trade (ATAC) will hold closed meetings on January 13, 
2011. The advisory committees are administered by USDA and the Office 
of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The meetings are 
closed to the public in accordance with the Trade Act

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of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2155(f)(2), and the Government in the Sunshine Act, 
5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and (6). USTR has determined that public access to 
this meeting would seriously compromise the development by the U.S. 
Government of trade policy priorities, negotiating objectives, or 
bargaining positions with respect to the operation of trade agreements 
and other matters arising in connection with the development, 
implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United 
States. Topics will include Doha Round negotiations in the World Trade 
Organization (WTO), WTO accession negotiations, and negotiations in 
bilateral and regional free trade agreements.

DATES: The meetings are scheduled for January 13, 2011, unless 
otherwise notified.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorie Fitzsimmons by phone at (202) 
720-3430 or by e-mail at: lorie.fitzsimmons@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The APAC is authorized by sections 135(c)(1) 
and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93-618, 19 U.S.C. 
2155). The purpose of the committee is to advise the Secretary of 
Agriculture and the USTR concerning agricultural trade policy. The 
committee is intended to ensure that representative elements of the 
private sector have an opportunity to express their views to the U.S. 
Government.
    The ATACs are comprised of six committees covering the following 
commodity sectors: Animals and Animal Products; Fruits and Vegetables; 
Grains, Feed and Oilseeds; Processed Foods; Sweeteners and Sweetener 
Products; and Tobacco, Cotton, Peanuts and Planting Seeds. Each is 
authorized by sections 135(c)(1) and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (Pub. L. 93-618, 19 U.S.C. 2155). These committees address the 
technical aspects of issues and provide advice to the benefit of the 
Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR.
    The Committees meet at the call of the Secretary of Agriculture and 
the USTR through the respective Designated Federal Officers depending 
on the level of activity in trade agreement negotiations and/or other 
matters concerning the administration of trade policy, the needs of the 
Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR, and the activity of the 
technical-level committees.

    Dated: December 14, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-31969 Filed 12-20-10; 8:45 am]
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