Specified Commodities Imported Into the United States, Exempt From Import Regulations; Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 37766-37767 [2011-16129]

Download as PDF 37766 Notices Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 124 Tuesday, June 28, 2011 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES June 22, 2011. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the 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 burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Research Service Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Connection Resource Sharing Form. OMB Control Number: 0518–0031. Summary of Collection: In 2008, the Food Stamp Program was renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Food Stamp Nutrition Connection became the SNAP–ED Connection. Date collected using this form helps the SNAP–Ed Connection staff identify nutrition education and training resources for review and inclusion into the SNAP–Ed Connection’s Resource Finder Database. State and local SNAP–Ed providers can use this database to identify and acquire existing, available nutrition education materials. Need and Use of the Information: SNAP–ED Connection staff members use information collected by the Resource Sharing Form to build and constantly enhance the online database of nutrition education and training materials known as the Resource Finder Database. SNAP–Ed providers access and use the database to identify and obtain curricula, lesson plan, research, training tools and participant materials. Vital information about these resources, such as a description of the resource, its creator, publisher and ordering information is collected using the Resource Sharing Form. Failure to collect this information would significantly inhibit SNAP–Ed Connection ability to provide up-to-date information on existing nutrition education materials that are appropriate for SNAP–Ed programs and providers. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 50. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 16. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–16071 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FV–11–0053; FV11–944–1 NC] Specified Commodities Imported Into the United States, Exempt From Import Regulations; Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501), this document announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (‘‘AMS’’) intention to request an extension for the forms currently used by importers of commodities that are exempt from section 8e import regulations. DATES: Comments on this document must be received by August 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this document. Comments should be sent to the Docket Clerk, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or Internet: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public inspection in the office of the Docket Clerk during regular business hours, or can be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sasha Nel, Marketing Specialist, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Tel: (202) 205–2829; E-mail: sasha.nel@ams.usda.gov. Small businesses may request information on complying with this and other marketing order and/or agreement regulations by viewing a guide at the following Web site: http:// www.ams.usda.gov/ MarketingOrdersSmallBusinessGuide; or by contacting Laurel May, Marketing SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Notices Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Telephone: (202) 720–2491, Fax: (202) 720–8938, or E-mail: Laurel.May@ams.usda.gov. Title: Specified Commodities Imported Into the United States Exempt from Import Requirements. OMB Number: 0581–0167. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2011. Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information collection. Abstract: Section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674; Act) requires that whenever the Secretary of Agriculture issues grade, size, quality, or maturity regulations under domestic marketing orders, the same or comparable regulations must be issued for imported commodities. Import regulations apply only during those periods when domestic marketing order regulations are in effect. Currently, the following commodities are subject to section 8e import regulations: Avocados; grapefruit; kiwifruit; olives; oranges; fresh prunes; table grapes; potatoes; onions; tomatoes; dates (other than dates for processing); walnuts; dried prunes (suspended); raisins; and hazelnuts. Imports of these commodities are exempt from section 8e requirements if they are imported for such outlets as processing, charity, animal feed, seed, and distribution to relief agencies when those outlets are exempt under the applicable marketing orders. Safeguard procedures in the form of importer and receiver reporting requirements are used to ensure that the imported commodities are, in fact, shipped to authorized, exempt outlets. Reports required under the safeguard procedure are similar to the reports currently required by most domestic marketing orders, and are required of importers and receivers under the following import regulations: (1) Fruits; import regulations (7 CFR 944.350); (2) vegetables; import regulations (7 CFR 980.501); and (3) specialty crops; import regulations (7 CFR 999.500). Under these regulations, importers wishing to import commodities for exempt purposes must complete form FV–6, the ‘‘Importer’s Exempt Commodity Form,’’ prior to importation, through the Marketing Order Online System (MOLS). Launched in August 2008, MOLS is an Internet-based application, managed by the USDA, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 which allows importers and receivers of fruit, vegetable, and specialty crops to review and search for FV–6 certificates online. If an importer correctly inputs his shipment data into MOLS, he will receive and be able to print a certificate that accompanies the shipment. Data are simultaneously transmitted to the receiver and to AMS, where it is reviewed for compliance purposes by Marketing Order Administration Branch (MOAB) staff, in the USDA’s Fruit and Vegetable Programs. In rare instances a paper form FV–6 may be used. The hardcopy form has four parts, which are distributed as follows: Copy one is presented to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; copy two is filed with MOAB within two days of the commodity entering the United States; copy three accompanies the exempt shipment to its intended destination, where the receiver certifies its receipt and that it will be used for exempt purposes, and files that copy with MOAB within two days of receipt; and copy four is retained by the importer. USDA utilizes this information to ensure that imported goods destined for exempt outlets are given no less favorable treatment that that afforded to domestic goods destined for the same exempt outlets. These exemptions are consistent with section 8e import regulations under the Act. In addition to renewing the FV–6 form, this information collection package does the same for the FV–7 form, ‘‘Civil Penalty Stipulation Agreement.’’ Produce importers sign the FV–7 form, for which there is no burden associated because only a signature is required, to admit that they violated section 8e import requirements and are seeking a reduced fine or penalty. The information collected through this package is used primarily by authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS Fruit and Vegetable Programs regional and headquarters staff. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 minutes per response. Respondents: Importers and receivers of exempt commodities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 8,454.70. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 33.82 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 697.59 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37767 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments to this document will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval, and will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 22, 2011. Rayne Pegg, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16129 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2010–0041] Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.; Determination of Nonregulated Status for Corn Genetically Engineered To Produce Male Sterile/Female Inbred Plants Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public of our determination that a corn line developed by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., designated as event DP–32138–1, which has been genetically engineered to produce male sterile/female inbred plants for the generation of hybrid corn seed that is non-transgenic, is no longer considered a regulated article under our regulations governing the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms. Our determination is based on our evaluation of data submitted by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., in its petition for a determination of nonregulated status, our analysis of available scientific data, and comments received from the public in response to our previous notice announcing the availability of the petition for nonregulated status and its associated environmental assessment and plant SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-FV-11-0053; FV11-944-1 NC]


Specified Commodities Imported Into the United States, Exempt 
From Import Regulations; Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501), this document announces the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (``AMS'') intention to request an extension for the forms 
currently used by importers of commodities that are exempt from section 
8e import regulations.

DATES: Comments on this document must be received by August 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this document. Comments should be sent to the Docket Clerk, 
Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Washington, DC 
20250-0237; Fax: (202) 720-8938; or Internet: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the document number 
and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and 
will be available for public inspection in the office of the Docket 
Clerk during regular business hours, or can be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sasha Nel, Marketing Specialist, 
Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Room 1406-S, 
Washington, DC 20250-0237; Tel: (202) 205-2829; E-mail: 
sasha.nel@ams.usda.gov.
    Small businesses may request information on complying with this and 
other marketing order and/or agreement regulations by viewing a guide 
at the following Web site: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ 
MarketingOrdersSmallBusinessGuide; or by contacting Laurel May, 
Marketing

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Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237; 
Telephone: (202) 720-2491, Fax: (202) 720-8938, or E-mail: 
Laurel.May@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Specified Commodities Imported Into 
the United States Exempt from Import Requirements.
    OMB Number: 0581-0167.
    Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2011.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937 as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674; Act) requires that whenever the 
Secretary of Agriculture issues grade, size, quality, or maturity 
regulations under domestic marketing orders, the same or comparable 
regulations must be issued for imported commodities. Import regulations 
apply only during those periods when domestic marketing order 
regulations are in effect.
    Currently, the following commodities are subject to section 8e 
import regulations: Avocados; grapefruit; kiwifruit; olives; oranges; 
fresh prunes; table grapes; potatoes; onions; tomatoes; dates (other 
than dates for processing); walnuts; dried prunes (suspended); raisins; 
and hazelnuts. Imports of these commodities are exempt from section 8e 
requirements if they are imported for such outlets as processing, 
charity, animal feed, seed, and distribution to relief agencies when 
those outlets are exempt under the applicable marketing orders.
    Safeguard procedures in the form of importer and receiver reporting 
requirements are used to ensure that the imported commodities are, in 
fact, shipped to authorized, exempt outlets. Reports required under the 
safeguard procedure are similar to the reports currently required by 
most domestic marketing orders, and are required of importers and 
receivers under the following import regulations: (1) Fruits; import 
regulations (7 CFR 944.350); (2) vegetables; import regulations (7 CFR 
980.501); and (3) specialty crops; import regulations (7 CFR 999.500).
    Under these regulations, importers wishing to import commodities 
for exempt purposes must complete form FV-6, the ``Importer's Exempt 
Commodity Form,'' prior to importation, through the Marketing Order 
Online System (MOLS). Launched in August 2008, MOLS is an Internet-
based application, managed by the USDA, which allows importers and 
receivers of fruit, vegetable, and specialty crops to review and search 
for FV-6 certificates online. If an importer correctly inputs his 
shipment data into MOLS, he will receive and be able to print a 
certificate that accompanies the shipment. Data are simultaneously 
transmitted to the receiver and to AMS, where it is reviewed for 
compliance purposes by Marketing Order Administration Branch (MOAB) 
staff, in the USDA's Fruit and Vegetable Programs.
    In rare instances a paper form FV-6 may be used. The hardcopy form 
has four parts, which are distributed as follows: Copy one is presented 
to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security; copy two is filed with MOAB within two days of the commodity 
entering the United States; copy three accompanies the exempt shipment 
to its intended destination, where the receiver certifies its receipt 
and that it will be used for exempt purposes, and files that copy with 
MOAB within two days of receipt; and copy four is retained by the 
importer.
    USDA utilizes this information to ensure that imported goods 
destined for exempt outlets are given no less favorable treatment that 
that afforded to domestic goods destined for the same exempt outlets. 
These exemptions are consistent with section 8e import regulations 
under the Act.
    In addition to renewing the FV-6 form, this information collection 
package does the same for the FV-7 form, ``Civil Penalty Stipulation 
Agreement.'' Produce importers sign the FV-7 form, for which there is 
no burden associated because only a signature is required, to admit 
that they violated section 8e import requirements and are seeking a 
reduced fine or penalty.
    The information collected through this package is used primarily by 
authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs regional and headquarters staff.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 5 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Importers and receivers of exempt commodities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 8,454.70.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 33.82
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 697.59 hours.
    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 through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    All comments to this document will be summarized and included in 
the request for OMB approval, and will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: June 22, 2011.
Rayne Pegg,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-16129 Filed 6-27-11; 8:45 am]
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