60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Commodity Jurisdiction Determination, Form DS-4076, 49054-49055 [2012-20041]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49054 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2012 / Notices paying a rebate would continue to attract additional order flow to the Exchange and create liquidity in the symbols that are subject to the rebate, which the Exchange believes ultimately will benefit all market participants who trade on ISE. The Exchange already provides these types of rebates, and is now merely proposing to increase those rebate amounts. The Exchange believes that the proposed rebates are competitive with rebates provided by other exchanges and are therefore reasonable and equitably allocated to those members that direct orders to the Exchange rather than to a competing exchange. The Exchange also believes that it is reasonable and equitable to provide rebates for Priority Customer complex orders when these orders trade against quotes or orders in the regular orderbook. Again, the Exchange already provides this rebate and is now proposing to increase those rebate amounts through volume-based tiers. The Exchange believes paying these rebates would also attract additional order flow to the Exchange. The complex order pricing employed by the Exchange has proven to be an effective pricing mechanism and attractive to Exchange participants and their customers. The Exchange believes that this proposed rule change will continue to attract additional complex order business in the symbols that are subject of this proposed rule change. Moreover, the Exchange believes that the proposed fees are fair, equitable and not unfairly discriminatory because the proposed fees are consistent with price differentiation that exists today at other options exchanges. Additionally, the Exchange believes it remains an attractive venue for market participants to direct their order flow in the symbols that are subject to this proposed rule change as its fees are competitive with those charged by other exchanges for similar trading strategies. The Exchange operates in a highly competitive market in which market participants can readily direct order flow to another exchange if they deem fee levels at a particular exchange to be excessive. For the reasons noted above, the Exchange believes that the proposed fees are fair, equitable and not unfairly discriminatory. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The proposed rule change does not impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Aug 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act.21 At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–ISE–2012–71 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ISE–2012–71. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements 21 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ISE– 2012–71 and should be submitted on or before September 5, 2012. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.22 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–19979 Filed 8–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7974] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Commodity Jurisdiction Determination, Form DS– 4076 Notice of request for public comments. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Request for Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0163. • Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. SUMMARY: 22 17 E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 15AUN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2012 / Notices • Form Number: DS–4076. • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,260. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,260. • Average Hours per Response: 10 hours. • Total Estimated Burden: 12,600 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from August 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments and questions should be directed to Nicholas Memos, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, U.S. Department of State, who may be reached via the following methods: • Internet: Persons with access to the Internet may view and comment on this notice by going to the Federal regulations Web site at www.regulations.gov. You can search for the document by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under Document Type, entering the Public Notice number as the ‘‘Keyword or ID,’’ checking the ‘‘Open for Comment’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ If necessary, use the ‘‘Narrow by Agency’’ option on the Results page. • Email: memosni@state.gov. • Mail: Nicholas Memos, SA–1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–0112. You must include the information collection title, the form number, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message/letter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice to Nicholas Memos, PM/DDTC, SA–1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–0112, who may be reached via phone at (202) 663–2829, or via email at memosni@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Aug 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology. Abstract of proposed collection: The export, temporary import, temporary export and brokering of defense articles, defense services and related technical data are licensed by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR parts 120–130) and Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act. Those of the public who manufacture or export defense articles, defense services, and related technical data, or the brokering thereof, must register with the Department of State. The information submitted pursuant to this collection will be used to evaluate whether a particular defense article or defense service is covered by the U.S. Munitions List, and therefore is subject to export licensing jurisdiction of the Department of State. This collection may also be used to request a change in U.S. Munitions List category designation, request the removal a defense article from the U.S. Munitions List, or request the reconsideration of a previous commodity jurisdiction determination. Methodology: These forms/ information collections are to be sent electronically to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls via the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Web site. Dated: June 27, 2012. Robert S. Kovac, Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–20041 Filed 8–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Request for Public Comments To Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 181 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2241), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is required to publish annually the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE). With this notice, the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting interested persons to submit comments to assist it in identifying significant barriers to U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49055 exports of goods, services, and U.S. foreign direct investment for inclusion in the NTE. The TPSC invites written comments from the public on issues that USTR should examine in preparing the NTE. In 2013, USTR will once again release in conjunction with the NTE report two reports dealing with additional trade barriers—one on SPS measures and one on standards-related measures. USTR will invite written comments from the public on issues that should be examined in preparing those two reports through a separate Notice in the Federal Register that will be forthcoming. Information regarding such measures should NOT be submitted in response to this Notice. DATES: Public comments are due not later than October 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submissions should be made via the Internet at www.regulations.gov docket number USTR–2012–0021. For alternatives to on-line submissions please contact Donald W. Eiss (202–395–3475). The public is strongly encouraged to file submissions electronically rather than by facsimile or mail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the NTE or on submitting comments in response to this notice should be directed to Donald W. Eiss at (202) 395–3475. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NTE sets out an inventory of the most important foreign barriers affecting U.S. exports of goods and services, U.S. foreign direct investment, and protection of intellectual property rights. The inventory facilitates U.S. negotiations aimed at reducing or eliminating these barriers. The report also provides a valuable tool in enforcing U.S. trade laws and strengthening the rules-based trading system. The 2012 NTE Report may be found on USTR’s Internet Home Page (http://www.ustr.gov) under the tab ‘‘Reports’’. To ensure compliance with the NTE’s statutory mandate and the Obama Administration’s commitment to focus on the most significant foreign trade barriers, USTR will be guided by the existence of active private sector interest in deciding which restrictions to include in the NTE. Topics on which the TPSC Seeks Information: To assist USTR in preparing the NTE, commenters should submit information related to one or more of the following categories of foreign trade barriers: (1) Import policies (e.g., tariffs and other import charges, quantitative E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 158 (Wednesday, August 15, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20041]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7974]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for 
Commodity Jurisdiction Determination, Form DS-4076

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in 
the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting 
this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
     Title of Information Collection: Request for Commodity 
Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0163.
     Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.

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     Form Number: DS-4076.
     Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,260.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 1,260.
     Average Hours per Response: 10 hours.
     Total Estimated Burden: 12,600 hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from August 15, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments and questions should be directed to Nicholas Memos, 
Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, U.S. Department of State, who 
may be reached via the following methods:
     Internet: Persons with access to the Internet may view and 
comment on this notice by going to the Federal regulations Web site at 
www.regulations.gov. You can search for the document by selecting 
``Notice'' under Document Type, entering the Public Notice number as 
the ``Keyword or ID,'' checking the ``Open for Comment'' box, and then 
clicking ``Search.'' If necessary, use the ``Narrow by Agency'' option 
on the Results page.
     Email: memosni@state.gov.
     Mail: Nicholas Memos, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112.
    You must include the information collection title, the form number, 
and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message/letter.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice to Nicholas 
Memos, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade 
Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State, Washington, DC 20522-0112, who may be reached via phone at (202) 
663-2829, or via email at memosni@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit 
the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of our functions.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
technology.
    Abstract of proposed collection: The export, temporary import, 
temporary export and brokering of defense articles, defense services 
and related technical data are licensed by the Directorate of Defense 
Trade Controls in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms 
Regulations (22 CFR parts 120-130) and Section 38 of the Arms Export 
Control Act. Those of the public who manufacture or export defense 
articles, defense services, and related technical data, or the 
brokering thereof, must register with the Department of State.
    The information submitted pursuant to this collection will be used 
to evaluate whether a particular defense article or defense service is 
covered by the U.S. Munitions List, and therefore is subject to export 
licensing jurisdiction of the Department of State. This collection may 
also be used to request a change in U.S. Munitions List category 
designation, request the removal a defense article from the U.S. 
Munitions List, or request the reconsideration of a previous commodity 
jurisdiction determination.
    Methodology: These forms/information collections are to be sent 
electronically to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls via the 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Web site.

    Dated: June 27, 2012.
Robert S. Kovac,
Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-
Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-20041 Filed 8-14-12; 8:45 am]
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