Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (U.S.-Colombia TPA), 35938-35939 [2012-14677]

Download as PDF 35938 Notices Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 116 Friday, June 15, 2012 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 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES June 11, 2012. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:05 Jun 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Farm Service Agency Title: Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) North Dakota (ND) and South Dakota (SD) Hunter Expenditure & Valuation Survey. OMB Control Number: 0560–NEW. Summary of Collection: The North Dakota (ND) and South Dakota (SD) Hunter Expenditure & Valuation Survey is being developed to comply with the regulations of 6 U.S.C. 3831 as specified in the ‘‘Study on Economic Effects’’ section and Food, Conservation, Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill Pub. L. 110–246). The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has determined that the only way to get the economic impact and valuation of hunter use of lands enrolled in CRP is by surveying licensed deer, upland game bird and waterfowl hunters. Hunting is a major component of recreational use of CRP. Furthermore, FSA is providing the services to the landowners under the CRP to help them conserve and improve soil, water, and wildlife resources on their lands. Need and Use of the Information: The ND and SD Hunter Expenditure and Valuation Survey will be mailed to licensed deer, upland game bird and waterfowl hunter in ND and SD. The survey is needed to estimate the amount of hunting, hunter expenditures, and the value of the hunting that is occurring on CRP lands. Collection of date is necessary to evaluate and improve CRP lands selection criteria and program implementation. The results will be used to estimate the income, employment and net economic value of enhanced wildlife populations on CRP lands to hunters in ND and SD to evaluate the benefits of the CRP program. Without data on hunter use and expenditures, the economic contribution generated by the federal investment in CRP cannot be reliability estimated. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 3,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (one-time). PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 990. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–14604 Filed 6–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (U.S.-Colombia TPA) International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 14, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Telephone: 202– 482–3400, Fax: 202–482–2331, Email: Laurie.Mease@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Title II, Section 203(o) of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) [Pub. L. 112–42] implements the commercial availability provision provided for in Article 3.3 of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’). The Agreement entered into force on May E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 116 / Friday, June 15, 2012 / Notices 15, 2012. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, fabric, yarn, and fiber produced in Colombia or the United States and traded between the two countries are entitled to duty-free tariff treatment. Annex 3–B of the Agreement also lists specific fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the two countries agreed are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner from producers in Colombia or the United States. The fabrics listed are commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers, which are also entitled to duty-free treatment despite not being produced in Colombia or the United States. The list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers may be changed pursuant to the commercial availability provision in Chapter 3, Article 3.3, Paragraphs 5–7 of the Agreement. Under this provision, interested entities from Colombia or the United States have the right to request that a specific fabric, yarn, or fiber be added to, or removed from, the list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers in Annex 3–B of the Agreement. Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that the President ‘‘promptly’’ publish procedures for parties to exercise the right to make these requests. Section 203(o)(4) of the Act authorizes the President to establish procedures to modify the list of fabrics, yarns, or fibers not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in either the United States or Colombia as set out in Annex 3–B of the Agreement. The President delegated the responsibility for publishing the procedures and administering commercial availability requests to the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’), which issues procedures and acts on requests through the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (‘‘OTEXA’’) (See Proclamation No. 8818, 77 FR 29519, May 18, 2012). The intent of the U.S.-Colombia TPA Commercial Availability Procedures is to foster the use of U.S. and regional products by implementing procedures that allow products to be placed on or removed from a product list, on a timely basis, and in a manner that is consistent with normal business practice. The procedures are intended to facilitate the transmission of requests; allow the market to indicate the availability of the supply of products that are the subject of requests; make available promptly, to interested entities and the public, information regarding the requests for VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:05 Jun 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 products and offers received for those products; ensure wide participation by interested entities and parties; allow for careful review and consideration of information provided to substantiate requests, responses and rebuttals; and provide timely public dissemination of information used by CITA in making commercial availability determinations. CITA must collect certain information about fabric, yarn, or fiber technical specifications and the production capabilities of Colombian and U.S. textile producers to determine whether certain fabrics, yarns, or fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the United States or Colombia, subject to Section 203(o) of the Act. II. Method of Collection Participants in a commercial availability proceeding must submit public versions of their Requests, Responses or Rebuttals electronically (via email) for posting on OTEXA’s Web site. Confidential versions of those submissions which contain business confidential information must be delivered in hard copy to OTEXA at the U.S. Department of Commerce. 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: 16. Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours per Request, 2 hours per Response, and 1 hour per Rebuttal. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 89. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $5,340. 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 shall 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35939 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 12, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–14677 Filed 6–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–891] Hand Trucks From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results and Notice of Amended Final Results On June 4, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (‘‘CAFC’’) issued its mandate in Qingdao Taifa Group Co. v. United States, 780 F. Supp. 2d 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2012), affirming the Court of International Trade’s (‘‘CIT’’) or (‘‘Court’’) decision in Qingdao Taifa Group Co., Ltd. v. United States, Court No. 08–00245, Slip Op. 11–83 (CIT 2011) sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (‘‘the Department’’) final results of its third redetermination pursuant to the CIT’s remand order in Qingdao Taifa Group Co. Ltd. v. United States, Court No. 08–00245, Slip Op. 10–126 (CIT 2010) (‘‘Remand III’’).1 Consistent with the decision of the CAFC in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (‘‘Timken’’), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (‘‘Diamond Sawblades’’), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department’s final results and is amending the final results of the 2005–2006 administrative review of hand trucks from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) with respect to the margin assigned to Qingdao Taifa Group Co. Ltd. (‘‘Taifa’’) covering the period of review (‘‘POR’’) December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 14, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Kennedy, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of SUMMARY: 1 See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant To Court Remand, Court No. 08–00245, dated March 17, 2011, available at: http:// www.ia.ita.doc.gov/remands/index.html (‘‘Redetermination III’’). E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim 
Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability 
Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement 
(U.S.-Colombia TPA)

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

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

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 14, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Telephone: 
202-482-3400, Fax: 202-482-2331, Email: Laurie.Mease@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Title II, Section 203(o) of the United States-Colombia Trade 
Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (the ``Act'') [Pub. L. 112-42] 
implements the commercial availability provision provided for in 
Article 3.3 of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement 
(the ``Agreement''). The Agreement entered into force on May

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15, 2012. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, 
pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, fabric, yarn, and 
fiber produced in Colombia or the United States and traded between the 
two countries are entitled to duty-free tariff treatment. Annex 3-B of 
the Agreement also lists specific fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the 
two countries agreed are not available in commercial quantities in a 
timely manner from producers in Colombia or the United States. The 
fabrics listed are commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers, 
which are also entitled to duty-free treatment despite not being 
produced in Colombia or the United States.
    The list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers may 
be changed pursuant to the commercial availability provision in Chapter 
3, Article 3.3, Paragraphs 5-7 of the Agreement. Under this provision, 
interested entities from Colombia or the United States have the right 
to request that a specific fabric, yarn, or fiber be added to, or 
removed from, the list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and 
fibers in Annex 3-B of the Agreement.
    Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that 
the President ``promptly'' publish procedures for parties to exercise 
the right to make these requests. Section 203(o)(4) of the Act 
authorizes the President to establish procedures to modify the list of 
fabrics, yarns, or fibers not available in commercial quantities in a 
timely manner in either the United States or Colombia as set out in 
Annex 3-B of the Agreement. The President delegated the responsibility 
for publishing the procedures and administering commercial availability 
requests to the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(``CITA''), which issues procedures and acts on requests through the 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (``OTEXA'') 
(See Proclamation No. 8818, 77 FR 29519, May 18, 2012).
    The intent of the U.S.-Colombia TPA Commercial Availability 
Procedures is to foster the use of U.S. and regional products by 
implementing procedures that allow products to be placed on or removed 
from a product list, on a timely basis, and in a manner that is 
consistent with normal business practice. The procedures are intended 
to facilitate the transmission of requests; allow the market to 
indicate the availability of the supply of products that are the 
subject of requests; make available promptly, to interested entities 
and the public, information regarding the requests for products and 
offers received for those products; ensure wide participation by 
interested entities and parties; allow for careful review and 
consideration of information provided to substantiate requests, 
responses and rebuttals; and provide timely public dissemination of 
information used by CITA in making commercial availability 
determinations.
    CITA must collect certain information about fabric, yarn, or fiber 
technical specifications and the production capabilities of Colombian 
and U.S. textile producers to determine whether certain fabrics, yarns, 
or fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in 
the United States or Colombia, subject to Section 203(o) of the Act.

II. Method of Collection

    Participants in a commercial availability proceeding must submit 
public versions of their Requests, Responses or Rebuttals 
electronically (via email) for posting on OTEXA's Web site. 
Confidential versions of those submissions which contain business 
confidential information must be delivered in hard copy to OTEXA at the 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

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: 16.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours per Request, 2 hours per 
Response, and 1 hour per Rebuttal.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 89.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $5,340.

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 shall 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: June 12, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-14677 Filed 6-14-12; 8:45 am]
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