Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Participating Companies in the U.S.-European Union and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks, 8337-8338 [2011-3173]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 30 / Monday, February 14, 2011 / Notices Rural Development State Office identified in this Notice. VIII. Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the information collection requirement contained in this Notice is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 0570–0024. Nondiscrimination Statement ‘‘The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720– 2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410, or call (800) 795–3272 (voice), or (202) 720– 6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.’’ Dated: February 1, 2011. Judith A. Canales, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2011–3198 Filed 2–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Pacific Tuna Fisheries Logbook. OMB Control Number: 0648–0148. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 15. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes. Burden Hours: 106. Needs and Uses: United States (U.S.) participation in the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) results in certain recordkeeping requirements for U.S. fishermen who fish in the IATTC’s area of management responsibility. These fishermen must maintain a log of all operations conducted from the fishing vessel, including the date, noon position, and the tonnage of fish aboard the vessel, by species. The logbook form provided by the IATTC is universally used by U.S. fishermen to meet this recordkeeping requirement. The information in the logbooks includes areas and times of operation, and catch and effort by area. Logbook data are used in stock assessments and other research concerning the fishery. If the data were not collected or if erroneous data were provided, the IATTC assessments would likely be incorrect and there would be an increased risk of overfishing or inadequate management of the fishery. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Daily. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. 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 OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: February 9, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–3206 Filed 2–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Participating Companies in the U.S.European Union and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks International Trade Administration. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 8337 Notice. 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 15, 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 David A. Ritchie, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce, Telephone: 202–482–4936; e-mail: david.ritchie@trade.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce in the Manufacturing and Services unit of the International Trade Administration (ITA) administers the U.S.-European Union (EU) and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks. These Frameworks allow U.S. companies to meet the requirements of the European Union’s Data Protection Directive and the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection, respectively. This is significant because the Frameworks ensure uninterrupted transfers of personal information worth billions of dollars in trade between the United States and the EU and Switzerland. In line with the President’s National Export Initiative, ITA is interested in gathering information from U.S. companies that use the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks to better evaluate the programs and how they support U.S. exports. The information will be obtained via a survey using the following questions: (1) Does your company’s participation in the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor programs help your company increase U.S. exports and support U.S. jobs? Please explain. (2) Please specify the approximate amount of exports in United States Dollars (USD) facilitated by your company’s participation in the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor programs E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 8338 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 30 / Monday, February 14, 2011 / Notices (please include any sales or contracts that were won or retained as a result of your participation in the programs). (3) How much of your annual sales/ exports to Europe, Switzerland, or other parts of the world are dependent on selfcertification to the U.S.-EU or U.S.Swiss Safe Harbor programs? (4) Does your company currently have a contract that is dependent on selfcertification to the U.S.-EU or U.S.Swiss Safe Harbor programs? If so, what is the value of that contract(s)? (5) What do the U.S.-EU and U.S.Swiss Safe Harbor programs mean to your company in terms of business opportunities in Europe? (6) Tell us what you think about the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor programs? II. Method of Collection The information will be collected via an electronic form on the Safe Harbor Web site (http://www.export.gov/ safeharbor). III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,300. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 767. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $500. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD 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 will 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: February 8, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–3173 Filed 2–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–893] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Fifth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (‘‘shrimp’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period of review (‘‘POR’’) of February 1, 2009, through January 31, 2010. As discussed below, the Department preliminarily determines that the respondent in this review did not make sales in the United States at prices below normal value (‘‘NV’’) during the POR. DATES: Effective Date: February 14, 2011. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department received timely requests from members of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (‘‘Petitioner’’) and the American Shrimp Processors Association and the Louisiana Shrimp Association (collectively, ‘‘domestic parties’’), in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), during the anniversary month of February, for administrative reviews of the antidumping duty order on shrimp from the PRC. On April 9, 2010, the Department initiated an administrative review of 92 producers/exporters of subject merchandise from the PRC. See Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part of the Antidumping Duty Orders on PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China, 75 FR 18154 (April 9, 2010) (‘‘Initiation’’). However, after accounting for duplicate names and additional trade names associated with certain exporters, the number of companies upon which we initiated was actually 88.1 Between April 15, 2010, and April 27, 2010, the following companies submitted ‘‘no shipment certifications’’ 2: Allied Pacific Food (Dalian) Co., Ltd., Allied Pacific Aquatic Products (Zhanjiang) Co., Ltd., Zhanjiang Allied Pacific Aquaculture Co., Ltd., Allied Pacific (H.K.) Co., Ltd., and King Royal Investments Ltd.; 3 Shantou Yelin Frozen Seafood Co., Ltd. (doing business as (‘‘d.b.a.’’) Shantou Yelin Quick-Freeze Marine Products Co., Ltd.); Fuqing Yihua Aquatic Food Co., Ltd.; Fuqing Minhua Trade Co., Ltd.; and Yangjiang City Yelin Hoitat Quick Frozen Seafood Co., Ltd. On July 6, 2010, Petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of Allied Pacific Aquatic Products (Zhanjiang) Co., Ltd. and Allied Pacific Food (Dalian) Co., Ltd. Petitioner was the only party to request a review of these companies. Accordingly, on July 20, 2010, the Department published a partial rescission with respect to these two companies. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 42070 (July 20, 2010) (‘‘Partial Rescission’’). Respondent Selection On May 17, 2010, in accordance with section 777A(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), the Department selected Hilltop International (‘‘Hilltop’’) for individual examination in this review, since it was the largest exporter by volume during the POR, based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) data of U.S. imports. See Memorandum to James Doyle, Director, Office 9, from Kabir Archuletta, Case Analyst, Office 9, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative 1 The following companies were duplicated: Fuqing Yihua Aquatic Food Co., Ltd. and/or Fuqing Yihua Aquatic Products Co., Ltd., Regal Marine Resources Co., Ltd., Shantou Longsheng Aquatic Product, and Zhanjiang Regal Integrated Marine Resources. 2 Companies have the opportunity to submit statements certifying that they did not ship the subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. 3 The Department did not initiate upon Zhanjiang Allied Pacific Aquaculture Co., Ltd., Allied Pacific (H.K.) Co., Ltd., and King Royal Investments Ltd. because no parties requested a review of them for this POR. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 30 (Monday, February 14, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8337-8338]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Participating Companies in the U.S.-European Union and U.S.-Swiss Safe 
Harbor Frameworks

AGENCY: International Trade Administration.

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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 15, 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 David A. Ritchie, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of 
Technology and Electronic Commerce, Telephone: 202-482-4936; e-mail: 
david.ritchie@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce in the 
Manufacturing and Services unit of the International Trade 
Administration (ITA) administers the U.S.-European Union (EU) and U.S.-
Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks. These Frameworks allow U.S. companies to 
meet the requirements of the European Union's Data Protection Directive 
and the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection, respectively. This is 
significant because the Frameworks ensure uninterrupted transfers of 
personal information worth billions of dollars in trade between the 
United States and the EU and Switzerland.
    In line with the President's National Export Initiative, ITA is 
interested in gathering information from U.S. companies that use the 
U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks to better evaluate the 
programs and how they support U.S. exports. The information will be 
obtained via a survey using the following questions:
    (1) Does your company's participation in the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss 
Safe Harbor programs help your company increase U.S. exports and 
support U.S. jobs? Please explain.
    (2) Please specify the approximate amount of exports in United 
States Dollars (USD) facilitated by your company's participation in the 
U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor programs

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(please include any sales or contracts that were won or retained as a 
result of your participation in the programs).
    (3) How much of your annual sales/exports to Europe, Switzerland, 
or other parts of the world are dependent on self-certification to the 
U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor programs?
    (4) Does your company currently have a contract that is dependent 
on self-certification to the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor 
programs? If so, what is the value of that contract(s)?
    (5) What do the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor programs mean to 
your company in terms of business opportunities in Europe?
    (6) Tell us what you think about the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe 
Harbor programs?

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected via an electronic form on the 
Safe Harbor Web site (http://www.export.gov/safeharbor).

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 767.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $500.

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 will 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: February 8, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-3173 Filed 2-11-11; 8:45 am]
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