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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69128 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 222 / Monday, November 18, 2013 / Notices the original agency preferred alternative, such as continued pursuit of a visitor center partnership in the Miami area, except that instead of including a marine reserve zone, the alternatives include a new concept referred to as a special recreation zone. In developing the two new alternatives, the NPS and partner agencies are pursuing a new and novel approach to managing special marine ecosystems in a way that seeks to accomplish the same goals as a marine reserve while accommodating recreational fishing and providing a more enjoyable and diverse visitor experience. The two alternatives are described in detail in chapter 2 of the Supplemental Draft EIS. Chapter 4 describes the key impacts of implementing each of the two alternatives. In alternative 6 (the new agency preferred alternative), the special recreation zone would include the following activities and limitations: Fishing would be allowed year-round, with a special permit required for access to fish recreationally. There would be some zone-specific fishing restrictions (e.g., no grouper or lobster take, no spearfishing), but in general all other state fishing regulations would apply. There would be no commercial fishing allowed in the special recreation zone, with exception of the existing ballyhoo lampara net fishery. Anchoring within the zone would be prohibited; however additional mooring buoys would be added over time as needed to disperse visitor use and improve the safety of diving operations. Snorkeling and diving would be encouraged, and marine debris would be removed throughout the zone to improve the overall visitor experience for these activities. Alternative 7 is similar to alternative 6 in that it includes a special recreation zone with many of the same zone-specific fishing limitations. Differing from alternative 6, alternative 7 would not require an access permit to fish in the zone, but the area would be closed to recreational fishing during the summer months (June to September). This period is when the coral reef ecosystem is most stressed by warm water conditions and would benefit greatest from a respite in fishing pressure. Adaptive management would be used in both new alternatives to guide longterm decision-making. Both alternatives would employ a collaborative research and monitoring program (10-year Science Plan) to inform adaptive management decisions. Under alternative 6 only, in years three, five, and eight, the NPS would evaluate effort and take to determine if the original VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Nov 15, 2013 Jkt 232001 assumptions are being met. Effort and take, in this instance, refer to fishing intensity and total harvest of fish in the zone by permitted fishermen. If the assumptions of effort and take are being exceeded, a multi-agency team would evaluate whether to reduce the number of permits to be issued for following years. For both Alternatives 6 and 7, a multi-agency team would evaluate the need for other management actions that may be warranted to reduce recreational impacts, through the adaptive management process. Depending on site-specific observations and concerns, such actions might include adjustments to the number and location of mooring buoys, changes to public messaging and law enforcement effort, and increased effort to remove marine debris. For both alternatives, a panel of experts would be convened at years five and ten to provide recommendations on the Science Plan, the monitoring results, and long-term management. After ten years the NPS would consider monitoring trends and panel recommendations, and would consult with state and federal agencies before deciding whether to continue adaptively managing visitor use in the special recreation zone or implement a marine reserve zone. If you wish to comment on the Supplemental Draft EIS, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. We encourage you to comment via the internet on the PEPC Web site at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/BISC. An electronic public comment form is provided on this Web site. You may also comment via mail to: Biscayne National Park GMP, National Park Service, M. Elmer (DSC–P), P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225–0287; or by hand delivery to Park headquarters, located at the address listed above. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The responsible official for this Supplemental Draft EIS is the Regional Director, NPS Southeast Region, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 8, 2013. Sherri Fields, Deputy Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2013–27578 Filed 11–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JD–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–543] Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India: Effects on the U.S. Economy; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India Questionnaire United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that it plans to submit a request for approval of a questionnaire to the Office of Management and Budget for review and requests public comment on its draft collection. AGENCY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to William Powers, Project Leader, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436 (or via email at william.powers@usitc.gov). Additional Information: Copies of the questionnaire and supporting investigation documents may be obtained from project leader William Powers (william.powers@usitc.gov or 202–708–5405) or deputy project leader Renee Berry (renee.berry@usitc.gov or 202–205–3498). Supporting documents may also be downloaded from the Commission Web site at http:// www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/ What_We_Are_Working_On.htm. Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Web site (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Purpose of Information Collection: The information requested by the questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with Investigation No. 332–543, Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in DATES: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 222 / Monday, November 18, 2013 / Notices India: Effects on the U.S. Economy, instituted under the authority of section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). This investigation was requested by both the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (the Committees). The Committees requested that this investigation include a survey of U.S. firms in selected industries affected by Indian trade, investment, or industrial policies. The Commission expects to deliver the results of its investigation to the Committees by December 15, 2014. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Summary of Proposal (1) Number of forms submitted: 1. (2) Title of form: Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India Questionnaire. (3) Type of request: New. (4) Frequency of use: Industry questionnaire, single data gathering, scheduled for 2014. (5) Description of respondents: Companies in industries particularly affected by Indian trade, investment, or industrial policies. (6) Estimated number of respondents: up to 15,000. (7) Estimated total number of hours to complete the questionnaire per respondent: 12 hours. (8) Information obtained from the questionnaire that qualifies as confidential business information will be so treated by the Commission and not disclosed in a manner that would reveal the individual operations of a firm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (the Committees) have directed the Commission to produce a report that examines Indian policies that discriminate against U.S. trade and investment and estimates the effects these barriers have on the U.S. economy and U.S. jobs. The Committees have requested that the report should (1) Provide an overview of trends and policies in India affecting trade and foreign direct investment; (2) describe the significant policies currently maintained by India, the U.S. sectors most affected by these policies, and Indian competitiveness in the affected sectors; (3) present case studies of the effects of particular measures; (4) quantify the economic effects of identified Indian measures on the U.S. economy; and (5) survey U.S. firms in selected sectors on their perceptions of recent changes in Indian policies and the effect these changes have on U.S. firms’ strategies towards India. The VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Nov 15, 2013 Jkt 232001 Commission will base its report on a review of available data and other information, including the collection of primary data through a survey of U.S. firms in industries particularly affected by Indian policies. II. Method of Collection Respondents will be mailed a letter directing them to download and fill out a form-fillable PDF questionnaire. Once complete, respondents may submit it by uploading it to a secure webserver, emailing it to the study team, faxing it, or mailing a hard copy to the Commission. III. Request for Comments Comments are invited on (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. The draft questionnaire and other supplementary documents may be downloaded from the USITC Web site at http://pubapps2.usitc.gov/ comments_332_543/. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. By order of the Commission. Issued: November 12, 2013. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–27468 Filed 11–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1103–0098] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Previously Approved Collection, With Change; Comments Requested: COPS Application Package ACTION: 60-Day notice. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69129 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The revision of a previously approved information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days for public comment until January 17, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Danielle Ouellette, Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate 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; —Evaluate 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; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a previously approved collection, with change; comments requested. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: COPS Application Package. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Law enforcement agencies and E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-543]


Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India: Effects on 
the U.S. Economy; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 
Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India Questionnaire

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the U.S. International Trade 
Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that it plans to submit a 
request for approval of a questionnaire to the Office of Management and 
Budget for review and requests public comment on its draft collection.

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DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before January 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to William Powers, Project 
Leader, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20436 (or via email at william.powers@usitc.gov).
    Additional Information: Copies of the questionnaire and supporting 
investigation documents may be obtained from project leader William 
Powers (william.powers@usitc.gov or 202-708-5405) or deputy project 
leader Renee Berry (renee.berry@usitc.gov or 202-205-3498). Supporting 
documents may also be downloaded from the Commission Web site at http://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/What_We_Are_Working_On.htm. 
Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by 
contacting the Commission's TDD terminal at 202-205-1810. General 
information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing 
its Web site (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments 
who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission 
should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000.
    Purpose of Information Collection: The information requested by the 
questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with 
Investigation No. 332-543, Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies 
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India: Effects on the U.S. Economy, instituted under the authority of 
section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). This 
investigation was requested by both the House Committee on Ways and 
Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (the Committees). The 
Committees requested that this investigation include a survey of U.S. 
firms in selected industries affected by Indian trade, investment, or 
industrial policies. The Commission expects to deliver the results of 
its investigation to the Committees by December 15, 2014.

Summary of Proposal

    (1) Number of forms submitted: 1.
    (2) Title of form: Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in 
India Questionnaire.
    (3) Type of request: New.
    (4) Frequency of use: Industry questionnaire, single data 
gathering, scheduled for 2014.
    (5) Description of respondents: Companies in industries 
particularly affected by Indian trade, investment, or industrial 
policies.
    (6) Estimated number of respondents: up to 15,000.
    (7) Estimated total number of hours to complete the questionnaire 
per respondent: 12 hours.
    (8) Information obtained from the questionnaire that qualifies as 
confidential business information will be so treated by the Commission 
and not disclosed in a manner that would reveal the individual 
operations of a firm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on 
Finance (the Committees) have directed the Commission to produce a 
report that examines Indian policies that discriminate against U.S. 
trade and investment and estimates the effects these barriers have on 
the U.S. economy and U.S. jobs. The Committees have requested that the 
report should (1) Provide an overview of trends and policies in India 
affecting trade and foreign direct investment; (2) describe the 
significant policies currently maintained by India, the U.S. sectors 
most affected by these policies, and Indian competitiveness in the 
affected sectors; (3) present case studies of the effects of particular 
measures; (4) quantify the economic effects of identified Indian 
measures on the U.S. economy; and (5) survey U.S. firms in selected 
sectors on their perceptions of recent changes in Indian policies and 
the effect these changes have on U.S. firms' strategies towards India. 
The Commission will base its report on a review of available data and 
other information, including the collection of primary data through a 
survey of U.S. firms in industries particularly affected by Indian 
policies.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents will be mailed a letter directing them to download and 
fill out a form-fillable PDF questionnaire. Once complete, respondents 
may submit it by uploading it to a secure webserver, emailing it to the 
study team, faxing it, or mailing a hard copy to the Commission.

III. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) 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.
    The draft questionnaire and other supplementary documents may be 
downloaded from the USITC Web site at http://pubapps2.usitc.gov/comments_332_543/.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

    By order of the Commission.

     Issued: November 12, 2013.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
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