Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 66270-66271 [2011-27642]

Download as PDF 66270 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2011 / Notices displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Salmonella Initiative Program. OMB Control Number: 0583–New. Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as provided in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.). These statutes mandate that FSIS protect the public by ensuring that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. The Salmonella initiative Program (SIP) offers incentives to meat and poultry slaughter establishments to control Salmonella in their operations. SIP benefits public health because it encourages establishments to test for microbial pathogens, which is a key feature of effective process control. Need and Use of the Information: Under SIP, establishments will share their data with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS); this will help the Agency in formulating its policy. Establishments that want to enter SIP must send a protocol to FSIS informing the Agency about their plans for implementing SIP in their establishment, including data collection, objectives and methods of evaluating the new technology for which they are receiving the regulator waiver. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 300. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 206,000. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–27639 Filed 10–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service’s (RUS) invites comments on this information SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Oct 25, 2011 Jkt 226001 collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 27, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development & Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5168—South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Fax: (202) 720–8435. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implanting provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on (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 assumption used; (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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques on other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 5166–South, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Fax: (202) 720–8435. E-mail: marypat.daskal@wdc.usda.gov. Title: 7 CFR Part 1726, Electric System Construction Policies and Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0572–0107. Type of Request: Extension of a previously approved collection. Abstract: In order to facilitate the programmatic interest of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq. (RE Act), and, in order to assure that loans made or guaranteed by RUS are adequately secured, RUS, as a secured lender, has established certain standards and specifications for materials, equipment, and construction PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of electric systems. The use of standard forms, construction contracts, and procurement procedures helps assure RUS that appropriate standards and specification are maintained; RUS’ loan security is not adversely affected; and the loan and loan guarantee funds are used effectively and for the intended purposes. The list of forms and corresponding purposes for this information collection are as follows: 1. RUS Form 168b, Contractor’s Bond This form is used to provide a surety bond for contracts on RUS Forms 200, 257, 786, 790, & 830. 2. RUS Form 168c, Contractor’s Bond (less than $1 million) This form is used to provide a surety bond in lieu of RUS Form 168b, when contractor’s surety has accepted a small business administration guarantee. 3. RUS Form 187, Certificate of Completion—Contract Construction This form is used for the closeout of RUS Forms 200, 257, 786, and 830. 4. RUS Form 198, Equipment Contract This form is used for equipment purchases. 5. RUS Form 200, Construction Contract—Generating This form is used for generating plant construction or for the furnishing and installation of major items of equipment. 6. RUS Form 213, Certificate (‘‘Buy American’’) This form is used to document compliance with the ‘‘Buy American’’ requirement. 7. RUS Form 224, Waiver and Release of Lien This form is used by subcontractors to provide a release of lien in connection with the closeout of RUS Forms 198, 200, 257, 786, 790, and 830. 8. RUS Form 231, Certificate of Contractor This form is used for the closeout of RUS Forms 198, 200, 257, 786, and 830. 9. RUS Form 238, Construction or Equipment Contract Amendment This form is used to amend contracts except for distribution line construction contracts. 10. RUS Form 254, Construction Inventory This form is used to document the final construction in connection with the closeout of RUS Form 830. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2011 / Notices 11. RUS Form 257, Contract to Construct Buildings DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE This form is used to construct headquarter buildings, generating plant buildings and other structure construction. 12. RUS Form 307, Bid Bond This form is used to provide a bid bond in RUS Forms 200, 257, 786, 790 and 830. 13. RUS Form 786, Electric System Communications and Control Equipment Contract This form is used for delivery and installation of equipment for system communications. 14. RUS Form 790, Electric System Construction Contract Non-Site Specific Construction (Notice and Instructions to Bidders) This form is used for limited distribution construction accounted for under work order procedure. 15. RUS Form 792b, Certificate of Contractor and Indemnity Agreement (Line Extensions) This form is used in the closeout of RUS Form 790. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 16. RUS Form 830, Electric System Construction Contract (Labor & Material) This form is used for distribution and/ or transmission project construction. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.5 minutes per response. Respondents: Businesses or other for profits; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,210. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 104 hours. Copies of this information collection, and related form and instructions, can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: October 19, 2011. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2011–27642 Filed 10–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Oct 25, 2011 Jkt 226001 International Trade Administration [A–423–808] Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from the interested party, Aperam Stainless Belgium N.V. (‘‘Aperam’’), the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a changed circumstances review (‘‘CCR’’) of the antidumping duty order of stainless steel plate in coils (‘‘SSPC’’) from Belgium.1 We have preliminarily determined that Aperam is the successor-in-interest to ArcelorMittal Stainless Belgium N.V. (‘‘AMSB’’) with respect to the antidumping duty order on SSPC from Belgium.2 We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in these reviews are requested to submit with each argument (1) A statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument. DATES: Effective Date: October 26, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McMahon or Stephanie Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1167 and (202) 482–3692, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 21, 1999, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on stainless steel plate in coils from Belgium. See 1 See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 76 FR 45511 (July 29, 2011) (‘‘CCR Initiation Notice’’). 2 See Antidumping Duty Orders; Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, Canada, Italy, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, 64 FR 27756 (May 21, 1999); Notice of Amended Antidumping Duty Orders; Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, Canada, Italy, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, 68 FR 11520 (March 11, 2003); Notice of Amended Antidumping Duty Orders; Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, Canada, Italy, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, 68 FR 16117 (April 2, 2003); Notice of Correction to the Amended Antidumping Duty Orders; Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, Canada, Italy, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, 68 FR 20114 (April 24, 2003) (collectively, ‘‘Antidumping Order’’). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66271 Antidumping Order. In the Department’s initial less-than-fair-value investigation, the respondent company subject to investigation was ALZ N.V. On June 1, 2009, the Department determined that AMSB was the successor-in-interest to Ugine & ALZ Belgium (‘‘U&A Belgium’’), which was a successor-in-interest to ALZ N.V.3 The Department is currently conducting an administrative review of Aperam covering the period of review of May 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011.4 On June 14, 2011, Aperam requested that the Department initiate and conduct an expedited changed circumstances review to determine that for purposes of the antidumping law, Aperam is the successor-in-interest to AMSB.5 In response to Aperam’s request, the Department initiated a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on SSPC from Belgium. See CCR Initiation Notice. On August 8, 2011, the Department issued a questionnaire to Aperam and based on our analysis of its response, we preliminarily determine that Aperam is the successor-in-interest to AMSB, which was itself a successor-in-interest to the respondent in the less-than-fairvalue investigation, and that, as such, Aperam is entitled to receive the same antidumping duty treatment accorded AMSB. We have received no comments from the petitioners 6 regarding Aperam’s CCR request or questionnaire response. Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order The product covered by this order is certain stainless steel plate in coils. Stainless steel is an alloy steel containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. The subject plate products are flat-rolled products, 254 mm or over in width and 4.75 mm or more in thickness, in coils, and annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or 3 See, e.g., ‘‘Successor-in-Interest Analysis’’ Memorandum from G. McMahon to J. Terpstra, at page 2 (June 1, 2009), Attached as Appendix 4 to Aperam’s request for a CCR; see also Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 76 FR 45511, 45512 (July 29, 2011). 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 37781 (June 28, 2011). 5 See Aperam’s letter to the Secretary of Commerce, dated, June 14, 2011. 6 Petitioners consist of: Allegheny Ludlum Corporation, North American Stainless, United Auto Workers Local 3303, Zanesville Arco Independent Organization, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO/CLC. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 26, 2011)]
[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

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service's (RUS) 
invites comments on this information collection for which approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 27, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program 
Development & Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, USDA, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5168--South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. Fax: (202) 720-
8435.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implanting provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) requires that interested members 
of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on 
information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS 
is submitting to OMB for extension.
    Comments are invited on (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 assumption used; (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 those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques on 
other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., 
Room 5166-South, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Fax: (202) 720-
8435. E-mail: marypat.daskal@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: 7 CFR Part 1726, Electric System Construction Policies and 
Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0107.
    Type of Request: Extension of a previously approved collection.
    Abstract: In order to facilitate the programmatic interest of the 
Rural Electrification Act of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq. (RE Act), and, 
in order to assure that loans made or guaranteed by RUS are adequately 
secured, RUS, as a secured lender, has established certain standards 
and specifications for materials, equipment, and construction of 
electric systems. The use of standard forms, construction contracts, 
and procurement procedures helps assure RUS that appropriate standards 
and specification are maintained; RUS' loan security is not adversely 
affected; and the loan and loan guarantee funds are used effectively 
and for the intended purposes. The list of forms and corresponding 
purposes for this information collection are as follows:

1. RUS Form 168b, Contractor's Bond

    This form is used to provide a surety bond for contracts on RUS 
Forms 200, 257, 786, 790, & 830.

2. RUS Form 168c, Contractor's Bond (less than $1 million)

    This form is used to provide a surety bond in lieu of RUS Form 
168b, when contractor's surety has accepted a small business 
administration guarantee.

3. RUS Form 187, Certificate of Completion--Contract Construction

    This form is used for the closeout of RUS Forms 200, 257, 786, and 
830.

4. RUS Form 198, Equipment Contract

    This form is used for equipment purchases.

5. RUS Form 200, Construction Contract--Generating

    This form is used for generating plant construction or for the 
furnishing and installation of major items of equipment.

6. RUS Form 213, Certificate (``Buy American'')

    This form is used to document compliance with the ``Buy American'' 
requirement.

7. RUS Form 224, Waiver and Release of Lien

    This form is used by subcontractors to provide a release of lien in 
connection with the closeout of RUS Forms 198, 200, 257, 786, 790, and 
830.

8. RUS Form 231, Certificate of Contractor

    This form is used for the closeout of RUS Forms 198, 200, 257, 786, 
and 830.

9. RUS Form 238, Construction or Equipment Contract Amendment

    This form is used to amend contracts except for distribution line 
construction contracts.

10. RUS Form 254, Construction Inventory

    This form is used to document the final construction in connection 
with the closeout of RUS Form 830.

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11. RUS Form 257, Contract to Construct Buildings

    This form is used to construct headquarter buildings, generating 
plant buildings and other structure construction.

12. RUS Form 307, Bid Bond

    This form is used to provide a bid bond in RUS Forms 200, 257, 786, 
790 and 830.

13. RUS Form 786, Electric System Communications and Control Equipment 
Contract

    This form is used for delivery and installation of equipment for 
system communications.

14. RUS Form 790, Electric System Construction Contract Non-Site 
Specific Construction (Notice and Instructions to Bidders)

    This form is used for limited distribution construction accounted 
for under work order procedure.

15. RUS Form 792b, Certificate of Contractor and Indemnity Agreement 
(Line Extensions)

    This form is used in the closeout of RUS Form 790.

16. RUS Form 830, Electric System Construction Contract (Labor & 
Material)

    This form is used for distribution and/or transmission project 
construction.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.5 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Businesses or other for profits; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,210.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 104 hours.
    Copies of this information collection, and related form and 
instructions, can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development 
and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-7853.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: October 19, 2011.
Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-27642 Filed 10-25-11; 8:45 am]
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