Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Logbook Family of Forms, 47370-47371 [2012-19414]

Download as PDF 47370 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2012 / Notices sales, shipments, or exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Petitioners did not comment on Yixing-Union’s claim of no sales, shipments, or exports. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–938] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Intent To Rescind Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: August 8, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4793 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES On May 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from the People’s Republic of China.1 On May 31, 2012, we received a request from Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC, domestic producers of the subject merchandise and petitioners in the investigation (collectively, the Petitioners), to conduct an administrative review of YixingUnion Biochemical Co., Ltd. (YixingUnion).2 On July 10, 2012, the Department published the notice of initiation of the administrative review for the review period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011 (POR), which covered Yixing-Union.3 On July 13, 2012, Yixing-Union submitted a letter to the Department certifying that it had no 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 77 FR 25679 (May 1, 2012). 2 Petitioners also requested a review of RZBC Co., Ltd., RZCB Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., and RZBC (Juxian) Co., Ltd. (collectively, the RZBC Companies). See Letter from King & Spalding to the Department regarding ‘‘Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated May 31, 2012. This public document and all other public documents and public versions generated in the course of this review by the Department and interested parties are available to the public through Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS), located in Room 7046 of the main Department building. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 77 FR 40565, 40573 (July 10, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:11 Aug 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 Scope of the Order The scope of the order includes all grades and granulation sizes of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate in their unblended forms, whether dry or in solution, and regardless of packaging type. The scope also includes blends of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate; as well as blends with other ingredients, such as sugar, where the unblended form(s) of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate constitute 40 percent or more, by weight, of the blend. The scope of the order also includes all forms of crude calcium citrate, including dicalcium citrate monohydrate, and tricalcium citrate tetrahydrate, which are intermediate products in the production of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate. The scope of the order does not include calcium citrate that satisfies the standards set forth in the United States Pharmacopeia and has been mixed with a functional excipient, such as dextrose or starch, where the excipient constitutes at least 2 percent, by weight, of the product. The scope of the order includes the hydrous and anhydrous forms of citric acid, the dihydrate and anhydrous forms of sodium citrate, otherwise known as citric acid sodium salt, and the monohydrate and monopotassium forms of potassium citrate. Sodium citrate also includes both trisodium citrate and monosodium citrate, which are also known as citric acid trisodium salt and citric acid monosodium salt, respectively. Citric acid and sodium citrate are classifiable under 2918.14.0000 and 2918.15.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), respectively. Potassium citrate and crude calcium citrate are classifiable under 2918.15.5000 and 3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS, respectively. Blends that include citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate are classifiable under 3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Intent To Rescind the 2011 Administrative Review, in Part The Department conducted an internal customs data query for the POR and issued a ‘‘no shipments inquiry’’ message to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which posted the PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 message on July 17, 2012.4 The results of the customs data query indicated that there were no entries of subject merchandise to the United States by Yixing-Union during the POR. We did not receive any information from CBP contrary to Yixing-Union’s claim of no sales, shipments, or exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Based on our analysis of the shipment data, we preliminarily determine that Yixing-Union had no entries of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), and consistent with our practice,5 we preliminarily determine to rescind the review for Yixing-Union. We will continue this administrative review with respect to the RZBC Companies. Public Comment The Department is setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding this preliminary determination. Interested parties may submit such comments within 20 calendar days of the publication of this notice. Comments must be filed electronically using IA ACCESS. We are issuing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4) of the Department’s regulations. Dated: August 2, 2012. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–19451 Filed 8–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Logbook Family of Forms National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: 4 See Memorandum to the File from Kristen Johnson, Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, regarding ‘‘Release of Results of Query Performed on Customs and Border Protection Trade Data Base,’’ (July 10, 2012) and Customs message number 2199302, available at http://addcvd.cbp.gov or IA ACCESS. 5 See, e.g., Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Intent to Rescind Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part, 74 FR 39062 (August 5, 2009). E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2012 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 October 9, 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 Lindsey Feldman, (978) 675– 2179 or Lindsey.Feldman@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these resources. One of the regulatory steps taken to carry out the conservation and management objectives is to collect data from users of the resource. Thus, as regional Fishery Management Councils develop specific Fishery Management Plans (FMP), the Secretary has promulgated rules for the issuance and use of a vessel Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), and vessel logbooks (VTR) to obtain fishery-dependent data to monitor, evaluate, and enforce fishery regulations. Fishing vessels permitted to participate in Federally-permitted fisheries in the Northeast are required to submit logbooks containing catch and effort information about their fishing trips. Permitted vessels that catch halibut are also asked to voluntarily provide additional information on the estimated size of the fish and the time of day caught through vessel logbooks. Participants in the herring, tilefish, and red crab fisheries are also required to VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:11 Aug 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 47371 make weekly reports on their catch through IVR. In addition, vessels fishing under a days-at sea (DAS) management system can use the IVR system to request a DAS credit when they have canceled a trip for unforeseen circumstances. The information submitted is needed for the management of the fisheries. This revision/renewal removes the VMS requirement for Northeast multispecies permit holders participating in the special access programs (SAPs), the Category B (regular) Days-at-Sea (DAS) program, and fishing in the United States/Canada Resource Sharing Understanding Area to avoid duplication, as this information collection is approved under another collection (0648–0605). 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. II. Method of Collection Most information is submitted on paper forms, although electronic means may be arranged. Vessels are permitted to submit ‘did not fish’ vessel logbooks electronically through their Fish-OnLine accounts. In addition, some vessels are participating in a pilot electronic vessel trip reporting system (EVTR). In the herring, tilefish, and red crab fisheries vessel owners or operators must provide weekly catch information to an IVR system. In the NE Multispecies fishery, vessel owners or operators must declare catch and discards of groundfish species of concern through VMS for all trips. Dated: August 3, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0212. Form Number: NOAA Forms 88–30 and 88–40. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,721. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes per Fishing Vessel Trip Report (FVTR); 12.5 minutes per response for the Shellfish Log; 4 minutes for a herring or red crab report to the IVR system; 2 minutes for a tilefish report to the IVR system; 30 seconds for voluntary additional halibut information; and 5 minutes for each DAS credit request. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,227. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $75,814. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2012–19414 Filed 8–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 October 9, 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 Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast 
Region Logbook Family of Forms

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing

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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 October 9, 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 Lindsey Feldman, (978) 675-2179 or 
Lindsey.Feldman@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 
the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for the 
conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this 
responsibility has been delegated to the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain 
regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these 
resources. One of the regulatory steps taken to carry out the 
conservation and management objectives is to collect data from users of 
the resource. Thus, as regional Fishery Management Councils develop 
specific Fishery Management Plans (FMP), the Secretary has promulgated 
rules for the issuance and use of a vessel Interactive Voice Response 
(IVR) system, a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), and vessel logbooks 
(VTR) to obtain fishery-dependent data to monitor, evaluate, and 
enforce fishery regulations.
    Fishing vessels permitted to participate in Federally-permitted 
fisheries in the Northeast are required to submit logbooks containing 
catch and effort information about their fishing trips. Permitted 
vessels that catch halibut are also asked to voluntarily provide 
additional information on the estimated size of the fish and the time 
of day caught through vessel logbooks. Participants in the herring, 
tilefish, and red crab fisheries are also required to make weekly 
reports on their catch through IVR. In addition, vessels fishing under 
a days-at sea (DAS) management system can use the IVR system to request 
a DAS credit when they have canceled a trip for unforeseen 
circumstances. The information submitted is needed for the management 
of the fisheries.
    This revision/renewal removes the VMS requirement for Northeast 
multispecies permit holders participating in the special access 
programs (SAPs), the Category B (regular) Days-at-Sea (DAS) program, 
and fishing in the United States/Canada Resource Sharing Understanding 
Area to avoid duplication, as this information collection is approved 
under another collection (0648-0605).

II. Method of Collection

    Most information is submitted on paper forms, although electronic 
means may be arranged. Vessels are permitted to submit `did not fish' 
vessel logbooks electronically through their Fish-On-Line accounts. In 
addition, some vessels are participating in a pilot electronic vessel 
trip reporting system (EVTR). In the herring, tilefish, and red crab 
fisheries vessel owners or operators must provide weekly catch 
information to an IVR system. In the NE Multispecies fishery, vessel 
owners or operators must declare catch and discards of groundfish 
species of concern through VMS for all trips.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0212.
    Form Number: NOAA Forms 88-30 and 88-40.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,721.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes per Fishing Vessel Trip 
Report (FVTR); 12.5 minutes per response for the Shellfish Log; 4 
minutes for a herring or red crab report to the IVR system; 2 minutes 
for a tilefish report to the IVR system; 30 seconds for voluntary 
additional halibut information; and 5 minutes for each DAS credit 
request.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,227.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $75,814.

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: August 3, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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