Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Elwha River Dam Removal and Floodplain Restoration Ecosystem Service Valuation Pilot Project, 56189-56190 [2012-22364]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 12, 2012 / Notices 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 and the RZBC Companies.3 On July 13, 2012, YixingUnion submitted a letter certifying that it had no sales, shipments, or exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. On August 8, 2012, the Department published a notice of intent to rescind Yixing-Union’s administrative review and invited interested parties to comment.4 We received no comments, and have determined that the review of YixingUnion should be rescinded. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, To Request Administrative Review, 77 FR 25679 (May 1, 2012). 2 Petitioners also requested a review of RZBC Co., Ltd., RZBC Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., and RZBC (Juxian) Co., Ltd. (collectively, the RZBC Companies). See Letter from petitioners 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 on file electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit (CRU), room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of this notice can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// www.trade.gov/ia/. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 77 FR 40565, 40573 (July 10, 2012). 4 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Intent to Rescind Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part, 77 FR 47370 (August 8, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:51 Sep 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind an administrative review, with respect to a particular exporter or producer, if the Secretary concludes that, during the period covered by the review, there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise to the United States by that producer. Yixing-Union submitted a letter on July 13, 2012, certifying that it did not have sales, shipments, or exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. We received no comments from any interested party on YixingUnion’s no-shipment claim. We 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 message on July 17, 2012.5 The results of the customs data 5 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56189 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 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,6 we determine to rescind the review for Yixing-Union. We will continue this administrative review with respect to the RZBC Companies. 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 31, 2012. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–22474 Filed 9–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Elwha River Dam Removal and Floodplain Restoration Ecosystem Service Valuation Pilot Project National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 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 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, SUMMARY: Customs message number 2199302, available at http://addcvd.cbp.gov or IA ACCESS. 6 See, e.g., Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part, 74 FR 47921 (September 18, 2009). E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 56190 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 12, 2012 / Notices 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 Dr. Anthony Dvarskas (732) 872–3090 or Anthony.Dvarskas@noaa.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. National Ocean Services’ Office of Response and Restoration, Assessment and Restoration Division and the National Marine Fisheries Services’ Office of Habitat Conservation are requesting approval for a new information collection to conduct a pilot study to test the Elwha River Dam Removal and Floodplain Restoration Ecosystem Service Valuation Survey it has developed. The removal of two hydroelectric dams on the Elwha River is one of the largest dam-removal projects in U.S. history. This project, along with restoration actions planned for the floodplain and drained reservoir basins, will have numerous impacts to people of the surrounding region. Impacted groups include recreators who engage in river activities such as fishing and rafting, reservoir users, and members of Native American tribes for whom the river has cultural, environmental, and economic significance. The dam removal and restoration actions could also have value to people throughout the Pacific Northwest, regardless of whether they visit the Elwha River or Olympic Peninsula. Such nonuse value may be significant because the dam removal and habitat restoration will restore the river to more natural conditions and will restore populations of salmon and other fish species as well as forests and wildlife. This project will also address an important gap in research on indirect and nonuse values provided by habitat restoration. A study of the value of ecological restoration is of particular interest in this location because significant baseline ecological data are available to allow a comparison of ecological values with some of the more obvious use losses associated with the reservoir. The ability to link results of the study to precise measures of ecosystem changes will be useful in applying the study to future restoration sites, enabling NOAA to evaluate a broader range of ecosystem services provided by future restoration actions. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:51 Sep 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 NOAA has developed a nonmarket valuation survey to administer to people living in Washington and Oregon. This survey has been tested with small focus groups and one-on-one interviews to ensure the survey questions and choice scenarios presented are accurate, easily understood, and the least burdensome. The next step in the survey development process is to administer a pilot study of the draft survey instrument to test several, complex methodological approaches for presenting information to respondents. In particular, NOAA plans to test several variations of the choice table. II. Method of Collection The proposed pilot survey would be administered in two waves. In the first wave, Knowledge Networks (KN) would administer the survey online, to its existing KnowledgePanelTM in Washington and Oregon, with a goal of achieving 1,050 completed surveys. Using the KnowledgePanelTM will allow NOAA to test different ways of presenting information to respondents. Because NOAA ultimately plans to administer the final survey instrument using a mail mode, the second wave would be administered by mail with a goal of achieving 250 completed surveys. The information gained from the testing in KnowledgePanelTM will be used to select and administer one of the approaches for presenting the information in a mail mode. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,300. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 650. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: September 6, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–22364 Filed 9–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice and request for applications. AGENCY: The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seat on the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Community-at-Large: Swains Island. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3year terms, pursuant to the council’s charter. SUMMARY: Applications are due by Friday, October 26. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Emily Gaskin in the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei, American Samoa. Completed applications should be submitted to the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Gaskin, Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei, American Samoa, American Samoa, 684–633–5500 ext. 226, emily.gaskin@noaa.gov. DATES: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Elwha River Dam 
Removal and Floodplain Restoration Ecosystem Service Valuation Pilot 
Project

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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 13, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616,

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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 Dr. Anthony Dvarskas (732) 872-3090 or 
Anthony.Dvarskas@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection.
    National Ocean Services' Office of Response and Restoration, 
Assessment and Restoration Division and the National Marine Fisheries 
Services' Office of Habitat Conservation are requesting approval for a 
new information collection to conduct a pilot study to test the Elwha 
River Dam Removal and Floodplain Restoration Ecosystem Service 
Valuation Survey it has developed.
    The removal of two hydroelectric dams on the Elwha River is one of 
the largest dam-removal projects in U.S. history. This project, along 
with restoration actions planned for the floodplain and drained 
reservoir basins, will have numerous impacts to people of the 
surrounding region. Impacted groups include recreators who engage in 
river activities such as fishing and rafting, reservoir users, and 
members of Native American tribes for whom the river has cultural, 
environmental, and economic significance. The dam removal and 
restoration actions could also have value to people throughout the 
Pacific Northwest, regardless of whether they visit the Elwha River or 
Olympic Peninsula. Such nonuse value may be significant because the dam 
removal and habitat restoration will restore the river to more natural 
conditions and will restore populations of salmon and other fish 
species as well as forests and wildlife. This project will also address 
an important gap in research on indirect and nonuse values provided by 
habitat restoration.
    A study of the value of ecological restoration is of particular 
interest in this location because significant baseline ecological data 
are available to allow a comparison of ecological values with some of 
the more obvious use losses associated with the reservoir. The ability 
to link results of the study to precise measures of ecosystem changes 
will be useful in applying the study to future restoration sites, 
enabling NOAA to evaluate a broader range of ecosystem services 
provided by future restoration actions.
    NOAA has developed a nonmarket valuation survey to administer to 
people living in Washington and Oregon. This survey has been tested 
with small focus groups and one-on-one interviews to ensure the survey 
questions and choice scenarios presented are accurate, easily 
understood, and the least burdensome. The next step in the survey 
development process is to administer a pilot study of the draft survey 
instrument to test several, complex methodological approaches for 
presenting information to respondents. In particular, NOAA plans to 
test several variations of the choice table.

II. Method of Collection

    The proposed pilot survey would be administered in two waves. In 
the first wave, Knowledge Networks (KN) would administer the survey 
online, to its existing KnowledgePanelTM in Washington and 
Oregon, with a goal of achieving 1,050 completed surveys. Using the 
KnowledgePanelTM will allow NOAA to test different ways of 
presenting information to respondents. Because NOAA ultimately plans to 
administer the final survey instrument using a mail mode, the second 
wave would be administered by mail with a goal of achieving 250 
completed surveys. The information gained from the testing in 
KnowledgePanelTM will be used to select and administer one 
of the approaches for presenting the information in a mail mode.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information 
collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 650.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

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: September 6, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-22364 Filed 9-11-12; 8:45 am]
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