Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Korea, 54559-54561 [2012-21762]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 5, 2012 / Notices Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and FTZ 189’s existing Sites 1–9 would be categorized as magnet sites; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (77 FR 14000, 3/8/2012) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 189 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project, and to a five-year ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Site 1–8 if not activated by August 31, 2017. Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of August 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–21865 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 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 Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482–4895, Lawrence.Hall@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection of information is required by the Defense Production Act (DPA). The DPA requires U.S. firms to furnish information (15 CFR 701) to the Department of Commerce regarding offset agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value associated with sales of weapon systems or defense-related items to foreign countries or foreign firms. Offsets are industrial or commercial compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government-to-government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Such offsets are required by most major trading partners when purchasing U.S. military equipment or defense related items. An annual report based on offset agreements and offset transactions data reported to BIS by industry is submitted to Congress on the impact of offsets in defense trade on the United States. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submitted electronically or on paper. Bureau of Industry and Security III. Data Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Offsets in Military Exports Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of 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 November 5, 2012. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Sep 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 OMB Control Number: 0694–0084. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Time per Response: 12 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 360. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54559 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 30, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–21847 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Korea International Trade Administration. 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 November 5, 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 Maria D’Andrea, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel. (202) 482–4058, maria_dandrea@ita.doc.gov, Fax. (202) 482–0667. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 54560 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 5, 2012 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Article 4.1 of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’) provides for a textile and apparel safeguard mechanism. This safeguard mechanism applies when, as a result of the reduction or elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, a Korean textile or apparel article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry producing a like or directly competitive article. In these circumstances, Article 4.1 permits the United States to (a) suspend any further reduction in the rate of duty provided for under Annex 2–B of the Agreement in the duty imposed on the article; or (b) increase duties on the imported article from Korea to a level that does not exceed the lesser of the prevailing U.S. normal trade relations (‘‘NTR’’)/most-favorednation (‘‘MFN’’) duty rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on the day before the Agreement enters into force. The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) provides that the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) will issue procedures for requesting such safeguard measures, for making its determinations under section 332(a) of the Act, and for providing relief under section 332(b) of the Act. In Proclamation No. 8783 (77 FR 14265, March 9, 2012), the President delegated to CITA his authority under Subtitle C of Title III of the Act with respect to textile and apparel safeguard measures. The textile and apparel safeguard mechanism will be of considerable benefit to firms manufacturing textile and apparel goods in the United States in the event that an industry finds itself to be adversely impacted by preferential duty or duty-free imports of textiles and apparel from Korea. CITA must collect information in order to determine whether a domestic textile or apparel industry is being adversely impacted by imports of these products from Korea, thereby allowing CITA to take corrective action to protect the viability of the domestic textile and apparel industry, subject to section 332(b) of the Act. An interested party in the U.S. domestic textile and apparel industry may file a request for a textile and VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Sep 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 apparel safeguard action with CITA. Consistent with longstanding CITA practice in considering textile and apparel safeguard actions, CITA will consider an interested party to be an entity (which may be a trade association, firm, certified or recognized union, or group of workers) that is representative of either: (A) A domestic producer or producers of an article that is like or directly competitive with the subject Korean textile or apparel article; or (B) a domestic producer or producers of a component used in the production of an article that is like or directly competitive with the subject Korean textile or apparel article. In order for a request to be considered, the requestor must provide the following information in support of a claim that a textile or apparel article from Korea is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof, to a U.S. industry producing an article that is like, or directly competitive with, the imported article: (1) Name and description of the imported article concerned; (2) import data demonstrating that imports of a Korea origin textile or apparel article that are like or directly competitive with the articles produced by the domestic industry concerned are increasing in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article; (3) U.S. domestic production of the like or directly competitive articles of U.S. origin indicating the nature and extent of the serious damage or actual threat thereof, along with an affirmation that to the best of the requester’s knowledge, the data represent substantially all of the domestic production of the like or directly competitive article(s) of U.S. origin; (4) imports from Korea as a percentage of the domestic market of the like or directly competitive article; and (5) all data available to the requester showing changes in productivity, utilization of capacity, inventories, exports, wages, employment, domestic prices, profits, and investment, and any other information, relating to the existence of serious damage or actual threat thereof caused by imports from Korea to the industry producing the like or directly competitive article that is the subject of the request. To the extent that such information is not available, the requester should provide best estimates and the basis therefore If CITA determines that the request provides the information necessary for it to be considered, CITA will publish a notice in the Federal Register seeking PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public comments regarding the request. The comment period shall be 30 calendar days. The notice will include a summary of the request. Any interested party may submit information to rebut, clarify, or correct public comments submitted by any interested party. CITA will make a determination on any request it considers within 60 calendar days of the close of the comment period. If CITA is unable to make a determination within 60 calendar days, it will publish a notice in the Federal Register, including the date it will make a determination. If a determination under section 322(b) of the Act is affirmative, CITA may provide tariff relief to a U.S. industry to the extent necessary to remedy or prevent serious damage or actual threat thereof and to facilitate adjustment by the domestic industry to import competition. The import tariff relief is effective beginning on the date that CITA’s affirmative determination is published in the Federal Register. Entities submitting requests, responses or rebuttals to CITA may submit both a public and confidential version of their submissions. If the request is accepted, the public version will be posted on the dedicated Korea Free Trade Agreement textile safeguards section of the Office of Textile and Apparel (OTEXA) Web site. The confidential version of the request, responses or rebuttals will not be shared with the public as it may contain business confidential information. Entities submitting responses or rebuttals may use the public version of the request as a basis for responses. II. Method of Collection When an interested party files a request for a textile and apparel safeguard action with CITA, ten copies of any such request must be provided in a paper format. If business confidential information is provided, two copies of a non-confidential version must also be provided. If CITA determines that the request provides the necessary information to be considered, it publishes a Federal Register notice seeking public comments on the request. To the extent business confidential information is provided, a non-confidential version must also be provided. Any interested party may submit information to rebut, clarify, or correct public comments submitted by any interested party. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0269. Form Number(s): None. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 5, 2012 / Notices Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours for each Request; 4 hours for each Comment. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 56. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,800. 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 29, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–21762 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–833] Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. The period of review is May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011. We gave interested parties an opportunity to tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Sep 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 comment on the preliminary results, but we received no comments. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Far Eastern New Century Corporation is listed below in the ‘‘Final Results of the Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: September 5, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Romani, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–0198. Background On June 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. See Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 77 FR 32503 (June 1, 2012) (Preliminary Results). We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments from interested parties. The Department has conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is polyester staple fiber. Polyester staple fiber is defined as synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying from one inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to the order may be coated, usually with a silicon or other finish, or not coated. Polyester staple fiber is generally used as stuffing in sleeping bags, mattresses, ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and furniture. Merchandise of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 5503.20.00.20 is specifically excluded from the order. Also specifically excluded from the order are polyester staple fibers of 10 to 18 denier that are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the manufacture of carpeting). In addition, low-melt polyester staple fiber is excluded from the order. Low-melt polyester staple fiber is defined as a bi-component fiber with an outer sheath that melts at a PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54561 significantly lower temperature than its inner core. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable in the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.45 and 5503.20.00.65. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. Final Results of the Review We made no changes to our calculations announced in the Preliminary Results. As a result of our review, we determine that a weightedaverage dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for Far Eastern New Century Corporation for the period May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011. Assessment Rates In accordance with the Final Modification, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate the reviews entries without regard to antidumping duties. See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification). The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the period of review produced by Far Eastern New Century Corporation for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). The Department intends to issue assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of these final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of this notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of polyester staple fiber from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Far Eastern New Century Corporation will be 0.00 percent; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim 
Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for 
Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Korea

AGENCY: International Trade Administration.

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 November 5, 
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 Maria D'Andrea, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Tel. (202) 482-4058, maria_dandrea@ita.doc.gov, Fax. (202) 482-0667.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Article 4.1 of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (the 
``Agreement'') provides for a textile and apparel safeguard mechanism. 
This safeguard mechanism applies when, as a result of the reduction or 
elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, a Korean textile or 
apparel article is being imported into the United States in such 
increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic 
market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious 
damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry producing a like or 
directly competitive article. In these circumstances, Article 4.1 
permits the United States to (a) suspend any further reduction in the 
rate of duty provided for under Annex 2-B of the Agreement in the duty 
imposed on the article; or (b) increase duties on the imported article 
from Korea to a level that does not exceed the lesser of the prevailing 
U.S. normal trade relations (``NTR'')/most-favored-nation (``MFN'') 
duty rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on 
the day before the Agreement enters into force.
    The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the U.S.-Korea 
Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``Act'') provides that the 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) will 
issue procedures for requesting such safeguard measures, for making its 
determinations under section 332(a) of the Act, and for providing 
relief under section 332(b) of the Act.
    In Proclamation No. 8783 (77 FR 14265, March 9, 2012), the 
President delegated to CITA his authority under Subtitle C of Title III 
of the Act with respect to textile and apparel safeguard measures.
    The textile and apparel safeguard mechanism will be of considerable 
benefit to firms manufacturing textile and apparel goods in the United 
States in the event that an industry finds itself to be adversely 
impacted by preferential duty or duty-free imports of textiles and 
apparel from Korea.
    CITA must collect information in order to determine whether a 
domestic textile or apparel industry is being adversely impacted by 
imports of these products from Korea, thereby allowing CITA to take 
corrective action to protect the viability of the domestic textile and 
apparel industry, subject to section 332(b) of the Act.
    An interested party in the U.S. domestic textile and apparel 
industry may file a request for a textile and apparel safeguard action 
with CITA. Consistent with longstanding CITA practice in considering 
textile and apparel safeguard actions, CITA will consider an interested 
party to be an entity (which may be a trade association, firm, 
certified or recognized union, or group of workers) that is 
representative of either: (A) A domestic producer or producers of an 
article that is like or directly competitive with the subject Korean 
textile or apparel article; or (B) a domestic producer or producers of 
a component used in the production of an article that is like or 
directly competitive with the subject Korean textile or apparel 
article.
    In order for a request to be considered, the requestor must provide 
the following information in support of a claim that a textile or 
apparel article from Korea is being imported into the United States in 
such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the 
domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause 
serious damage or actual threat thereof, to a U.S. industry producing 
an article that is like, or directly competitive with, the imported 
article: (1) Name and description of the imported article concerned; 
(2) import data demonstrating that imports of a Korea origin textile or 
apparel article that are like or directly competitive with the articles 
produced by the domestic industry concerned are increasing in absolute 
terms or relative to the domestic market for that article; (3) U.S. 
domestic production of the like or directly competitive articles of 
U.S. origin indicating the nature and extent of the serious damage or 
actual threat thereof, along with an affirmation that to the best of 
the requester's knowledge, the data represent substantially all of the 
domestic production of the like or directly competitive article(s) of 
U.S. origin; (4) imports from Korea as a percentage of the domestic 
market of the like or directly competitive article; and (5) all data 
available to the requester showing changes in productivity, utilization 
of capacity, inventories, exports, wages, employment, domestic prices, 
profits, and investment, and any other information, relating to the 
existence of serious damage or actual threat thereof caused by imports 
from Korea to the industry producing the like or directly competitive 
article that is the subject of the request. To the extent that such 
information is not available, the requester should provide best 
estimates and the basis therefore
    If CITA determines that the request provides the information 
necessary for it to be considered, CITA will publish a notice in the 
Federal Register seeking public comments regarding the request. The 
comment period shall be 30 calendar days. The notice will include a 
summary of the request. Any interested party may submit information to 
rebut, clarify, or correct public comments submitted by any interested 
party.
    CITA will make a determination on any request it considers within 
60 calendar days of the close of the comment period. If CITA is unable 
to make a determination within 60 calendar days, it will publish a 
notice in the Federal Register, including the date it will make a 
determination.
    If a determination under section 322(b) of the Act is affirmative, 
CITA may provide tariff relief to a U.S. industry to the extent 
necessary to remedy or prevent serious damage or actual threat thereof 
and to facilitate adjustment by the domestic industry to import 
competition. The import tariff relief is effective beginning on the 
date that CITA's affirmative determination is published in the Federal 
Register.
    Entities submitting requests, responses or rebuttals to CITA may 
submit both a public and confidential version of their submissions. If 
the request is accepted, the public version will be posted on the 
dedicated Korea Free Trade Agreement textile safeguards section of the 
Office of Textile and Apparel (OTEXA) Web site. The confidential 
version of the request, responses or rebuttals will not be shared with 
the public as it may contain business confidential information. 
Entities submitting responses or rebuttals may use the public version 
of the request as a basis for responses.

II. Method of Collection

    When an interested party files a request for a textile and apparel 
safeguard action with CITA, ten copies of any such request must be 
provided in a paper format. If business confidential information is 
provided, two copies of a non-confidential version must also be 
provided. If CITA determines that the request provides the necessary 
information to be considered, it publishes a Federal Register notice 
seeking public comments on the request. To the extent business 
confidential information is provided, a non-confidential version must 
also be provided. Any interested party may submit information to rebut, 
clarify, or correct public comments submitted by any interested party.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0269.
    Form Number(s): None.

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    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours for each Request; 4 hours for 
each Comment.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 56.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,800.

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 29, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-21762 Filed 9-4-12; 8:45 am]
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