Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2012 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year, 60801 [2011-25165]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2012 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a fee of $170 to be charged for the 2012 tariffrate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariffrate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective September 30, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: will announce the annual fee for each license and that such fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to be issued for the 2012 calendar year. Notice: The total cost to USDA of administering the licensing system for 2012 has been estimated to be $440,280 and the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued is 2,594. Of the total cost, $315,000 represents staff and supervisory costs directly related to administering the licensing system, and $125,280 represents other miscellaneous costs, including travel, postage, publications, forms, and Automated Data Processing system support. Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license issued to a person or firm for the 2012 calendar year, in accordance with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $170 per license. Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 1021, Washington, DC 20 250–1021; or by telephone at (202) 720–9439; or by email at: abdelsalam.elfarra@fas.usda.gov. Dated: August 30, 2011. Ronald Lord, Licensing Authority. The Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation promulgated by USDA and codified at 7 CFR 6.20–6.37 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-quota TRQ tariffrates by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Programs and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority in order to defray USDA’s costs of administering the licensing system under this regulation. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing Authority Foreign-Trade Zones Board mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Sep 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 [FR Doc. 2011–25165 Filed 9–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Docket 56–2011] Foreign-Trade Zone 118—Ogdensburg, NY Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 118, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170, 1/12/09 (correction 74 FR 3987, 1/22/09); 75 FR 71069–71070, 11/22/10). 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 September 20, 2011. FTZ 118 was approved by the Board on June 3, 1985 (Board Order 304, 50 FR 24663, 06/12/85. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 60801 The current zone project includes the following sites: Site 1 (40 acres)— Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Commerce Park, Commerce Park Drive, Ogdensburg, New York; and, Site 2 (32 acres)—Port of Ogdensburg, Lower Patterson Street, Ogdensburg, New York. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be St. Lawrence County, New York, 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 Ogdensburg Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include both of the existing sites as ‘‘magnet’’ sites. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 2 be so exempted. No usage-driven sites are being requested at this time. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Kathleen Boyce of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 29, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 14, 2011. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via https:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Kathleen Boyce at Kathleen.Boyce@trade.gov or (202) 482– 1346. Dated: September 20, 2011. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–25306 Filed 9–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2012 Tariff-
Rate Import Quota Year

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a fee of $170 to be charged for the 2012 
tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or 
firm by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorizing the 
importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate 
quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United 
States.

DATES: Effective September 30, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import 
Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 1021, 
Washington, DC 20 250-1021; or by telephone at (202) 720-9439; or by e-
mail at: abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing 
Regulation promulgated by USDA and codified at 7 CFR 6.20-6.37 provides 
for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles that are 
subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those dairy articles may only be 
entered into the United States at the in-quota TRQ tariff-rates by or 
for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been 
issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the 
regulation.
    Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license 
authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type 
of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such 
licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import 
Programs and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, 
USDA, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged 
for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority 
in order to defray USDA's costs of administering the licensing system 
under this regulation.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing 
Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such 
fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal 
Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to 
be issued for the 2012 calendar year.
    Notice: The total cost to USDA of administering the licensing 
system for 2012 has been estimated to be $440,280 and the estimated 
number of licenses expected to be issued is 2,594. Of the total cost, 
$315,000 represents staff and supervisory costs directly related to 
administering the licensing system, and $125,280 represents other 
miscellaneous costs, including travel, postage, publications, forms, 
and Automated Data Processing system support.
    Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license 
issued to a person or firm for the 2012 calendar year, in accordance 
with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $170 per license.

    Dated: August 30, 2011.
Ronald Lord,
Licensing Authority.
[FR Doc. 2011-25165 Filed 9-29-11; 8:45 am]
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