Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Non-Tariff Trade Barriers to the U.S. Environmental Industry, 14770-14771 [2013-05335]

Download as PDF 14770 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2013 / Notices 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. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of NonTariff Trade Barriers to the U.S. Environmental Industry International Trade Administration, Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:43 Mar 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 EN07MR13.004</GPH> ACTION: BILLING CODE 3410–30–C emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [FR Doc. 2013–05351 Filed 3–6–13; 8:45 am] Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2013 / Notices Written comments must be submitted on or before May 6, 2013. 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 Todd DeLelle, Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies, (202) 482–4877, fax: (202) 482–5665, or todd.delelle@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The International Trade Administration’s Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI) is the principal resource and key contact point within the U.S. Department of Commerce for American energy and environmental technology companies. The goal of OEEI is to facilitate and increase exports of energy and environmental goods and services by providing support and guidance to U.S. exporters. One aspect of increasing exports is to reduce trade barriers and non-tariff measures. OEEI works closely with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on trade negotiations and trade liberalization initiatives. The information collected by this survey is used to support these projects and enable OEEI to maintain a current, upto-date list of non-tariff measures that create trade barriers for U.S. exports of environmental goods and services. II. Method of Collection Electronic submission via http:// www.export.gov/envirotech. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0241. Form Number: ITA–4150P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 33. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:43 Mar 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 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: March 4, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–05335 Filed 3–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–820] Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico: Termination of Suspension Agreement, Termination of Five-Year Sunset Review, and Resumption of Antidumping Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: March 1, 2013. SUMMARY: On February 28, 2013, Mexican tomato growers/exporters accounting for a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported into the United States from Mexico provided written notice to the Department of Commerce of their withdrawal from the agreement suspending the antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico. Because the suspension agreement no longer covers substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, the Department of Commerce is terminating the suspension agreement, terminating the sunset review of the suspended investigation, and resuming the antidumping investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith Wey Rudman or Julie Santoboni at (202) 482–0192 or (202) 482–3063, respectively; Office of Policy, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14771 Background On February 2, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) and Mexican tomato growers/exporters accounting for a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported into the United States from Mexico initialed a proposed agreement that would suspend a resumed antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico. Based on this proposed agreement, and the anticipation that the Mexican tomato growers/exporters would withdraw from the 2008 Agreement in order to enter into a new agreement if an acceptable agreement was reached, the Department published a notice of intent to terminate the suspension agreement and resume the antidumping investigation, and intent to terminate the sunset review on February 8, 2013. (See, Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Intent to Terminate Suspension Agreement and Resume Antidumping Investigation and Intent to Terminate Sunset Review, 78 FR 9366 (February 8, 2013). On February 28, 2013, Mexican tomato growers/exporters accounting for a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported into the United States from Mexico provided written notice to the Department of their withdrawal from the 2008 Suspension Agreement, effective 90 days from the date of their withdrawal letter (i.e., May 29, 2013), or earlier, at the Department’s discretion. The Department is accepting the Mexican tomato growers/exporters withdrawal from the 2008 Suspension Agreement, effective March 1, 2013. Because the suspension agreement no longer covers substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, the Department of Commerce is terminating the suspension agreement, terminating the sunset review of the suspended investigation, and resuming the antidumping investigation. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise subject to this investigation is all fresh or chilled tomatoes (fresh tomatoes) which have Mexico as their origin, except for those tomatoes which are for processing. For purposes of this investigation, processing is defined to include preserving by any commercial process, such as canning, dehydrating, drying, or the addition of chemical substances, or converting the tomato product into juices, sauces, or purees. Fresh tomatoes that are imported for cutting up, not further processing (e.g., tomatoes used in the preparation of fresh salsa or salad bars), are covered by this Agreement. Commercially grown tomatoes, both for the fresh market and for processing, E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05335]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Non-
Tariff Trade Barriers to the U.S. Environmental Industry

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

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.

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DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 6, 2013.

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 Todd DeLelle, Office of Energy and Environmental 
Technologies, (202) 482-4877, fax: (202) 482-5665, or 
todd.delelle@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The International Trade Administration's Office of Energy and 
Environmental Industries (OEEI) is the principal resource and key 
contact point within the U.S. Department of Commerce for American 
energy and environmental technology companies. The goal of OEEI is to 
facilitate and increase exports of energy and environmental goods and 
services by providing support and guidance to U.S. exporters. One 
aspect of increasing exports is to reduce trade barriers and non-tariff 
measures. OEEI works closely with the Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative on trade negotiations and trade liberalization 
initiatives. The information collected by this survey is used to 
support these projects and enable OEEI to maintain a current, up-to-
date list of non-tariff measures that create trade barriers for U.S. 
exports of environmental goods and services.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic submission via http://www.export.gov/envirotech.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0241.
    Form Number: ITA-4150P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 33.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs: $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 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: March 4, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-05335 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]
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