Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 14511-14512 [2013-05143]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 6, 2013 / Notices You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2012-00640001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2012–0064, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. The treatment evaluation document, environmental assessment, and any comments we receive may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0064 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Charles Brown, Director, Emergency Management, Emergency and Domestic Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 135, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–2119. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren and Solenopsis richteri Forel, is an aggressive, stinging insect that, in large numbers, can seriously injure or even kill livestock, pets, and humans. The imported fire ant feeds on crops and builds large, hard mounds that damage farm and field machinery. Imported fire ants are notorious hitchhikers and are readily transported long distances when articles such as soil and nursery stock are shipped outside the infested area. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works to prevent further imported fire ant spread by enforcing a Federal quarantine and cooperating with imported fire antinfested States to mitigate the risks associated with the movement of regulated articles such as nursery stock and used soil-moving equipment. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart— Imported Fire Ant’’ (7 CFR 301.81 through 301.81–11, referred to below as the regulations) are intended to prevent the imported fire ant from spreading throughout its ecological range within the country. The regulations quarantine infested States or infested areas within States and restricts interstate movement of regulated articles to prevent the artificial spread of the imported fire ant. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Mar 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Sections 301.81–4 and 301.81–5 of the regulations provide, among other things, that regulated articles requiring treatment prior to interstate movement must be treated in accordance with 7 CFR part 305, which contains our phytosanitary treatment regulations. In § 305.2, paragraph (b) states that approved treatment schedules are set out in the Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Treatment Manual.1 Section 305.3 sets out a process for adding, revising, or removing treatment schedules in the PPQ Treatment Manual. In that section, paragraph (a) sets out the process for adding, revising, or removing treatment schedules when there is no immediate need to make a change. The circumstances in which an immediate need exists are described in § 305.3(b)(1). In accordance with § 305.3(a)(1), we are providing notice that we have determined that it is necessary to revise the list of insecticides and use patterns, already approved for use within the existing program, for the imported fire ant program in the PPQ Treatment Manual. As pesticide registrations change under the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations, the chemicals available for use to control imported fire ants also change. Specifically, we are adding a new immersion treatment using bifenthrin for balled-and-burlapped nursery stock and a new broadcast treatment using bifenthrin for grass sod, and clarifying the application method for drench treatment of balled-and-burlapped nursery stock. The reasons for these revisions are described in a treatment evaluation document (TED) we have prepared to support this action. The TED may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site or in our reading room. You may also request paper copies of the TED by calling or writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. APHIS’ review and analysis of the potential environmental impacts associated with the addition of insecticides and use patterns to the list of chemicals allowed in the imported fire ant quarantine are documented in detail in an environmental assessment entitled ‘‘Pesticide Use in the Imported Fire Ant Program’’ (March 2012). We are making this environmental assessment available to the public for review and 1 The Treatment Manual is available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ import_export/plants/manuals/index.shtml or by contacting the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Manuals Unit, 92 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 200, Frederick, MD 21702. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14511 comment. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before the date listed under the heading DATES at the beginning of this notice. The environmental assessment may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site or in our reading room (see ADDRESSES above for a link to Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room). You may request paper copies of the environmental assessment by calling or writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to the title of the environmental assessment when requesting copies. The environmental assessment has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Done in Washington, DC, this 28th day of February 2013. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–05139 Filed 3–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 6, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Fax: (202) 720–8435. Email: Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 14512 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 6, 2013 / Notices The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 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. Comments may be sent to: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–8435, Email: Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Preloan Procedures and Requirements for Telecommunications Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0079. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The burden required by this collection consists of information that will allow the Agency to determine an applicant’s eligibility to borrow from the Agency under the terms of the Rural Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936 as amended (U.S.C. 912). This information is also used by the Agency to determine that the Government’s security for loans made by the Agency is reasonably adequate and that the loans will be repaid within the time agreed. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 9.17 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.08. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Mar 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Total Annual Responses: 284. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,204. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853, FAX: (202) 720–8435, Email: MaryPat.Daskal@wdc.usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 28, 2013. John Charles Padalino, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2013–05143 Filed 3–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–2–2013] Foreign-Trade Zone 196—Fort Worth, TX, Foreign-Trade Subzone 196A—TTI, Inc., Approval of Additional Subzone Site, Fort Worth, TX On January 4, 2013, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by Alliance Corridor, Inc., grantee of FTZ 196, requesting an additional site for Subzone 196A subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 196, on behalf of TTI, Inc., in Fort Worth, Texas. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (78 FR 2657, 1/14/2013). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary (15 CFR Sec. 400.36(f)), the application to establish an additional site of Subzone 196A is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, subject to FTZ 196’s 2,000-acre activation limit, and further subject to the existing sunset provision applicable to Site 1 of the subzone. Dated: February 28, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–05208 Filed 3–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–905] Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Rescission in Part of the 2011–2012 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012. The Department has preliminarily determined that Far Eastern Industries (Shanghai) Ltd. and Far Eastern Polychem Industries (‘‘Far Eastern’’) and Huvis Sichuan Chemical Fiber Corp. and Huvis Sichuan Polyester Fiber Ltd. (‘‘Huvis Sichuan’’) are part of the PRC-wide entity. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Hampton, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0116. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is certain polyester staple fiber.1 The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) numbers 5503.20.0045 and 5503.20.0065. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order remains dispositive.2 Methodology The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, please see ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 2011–2012 Antidumping 1 See Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results and Rescission in Part of 2011–2012 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the People’s Republic of China issued concurrently with this notice for a complete description of the Scope of the Order. 2 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 30545 (June 1, 2007) (‘‘Order’’). E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 6, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14511-14512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) 
invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends 
to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 6, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, 
DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. Fax: (202) 720-8435. Email: 
Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) requires that interested members 
of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on 
information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS 
is submitting to OMB for extension.
    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 will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (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 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. Comments may be sent to: Michele 
L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA, 
Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. FAX: (202) 720-8435, Email: 
Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: Preloan Procedures and Requirements for Telecommunications 
Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0079.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The burden required by this collection consists of 
information that will allow the Agency to determine an applicant's 
eligibility to borrow from the Agency under the terms of the Rural 
Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936 as amended (U.S.C. 912). This 
information is also used by the Agency to determine that the 
Government's security for loans made by the Agency is reasonably 
adequate and that the loans will be repaid within the time agreed.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 9.17 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.08.
    Total Annual Responses: 284.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,204.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-7853, 
FAX: (202) 720-8435, Email: MaryPat.Daskal@wdc.usda.gov.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: February 28, 2013.
John Charles Padalino,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-05143 Filed 3-5-13; 8:45 am]
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