Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument or Apparatus, 69816 [2013-27884]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69816 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 225 / Thursday, November 21, 2013 / Notices propylene; butylene; butadiene; buta1,3-diene; ethane; mixtures such as propane-propylene mix; ethane-propane mix; hydrogen; sulfur; sulfuric acid; non-calcined coke, including green; calcined coke; asphalt; combined heavy unicrackate (light distillate from hydrocracker); combined U250 feed (ultra-low sulfur diesel); naphtha; pressure distillate (distillate oil with average gravity of 54.8); gas oil feed (FCC heavy gas oil; hydrocracker feed); recovered oil (heavy intermediates testing under 25 degrees API); recovered oil (light slop oil testing 25 degrees API or over); recovered gasoline slop; gas oil (testing under 25 degrees API); gas oil (testing 25 degrees API or over); U246 fluid catalytic cracker feed (low sulfur gas oil testing over 25 degrees API); U267 residual oil (heavy gas oil testing less than 20 degrees API); fuel oil (testing under 25 degrees API); and, prefractionator bottoms (testing approx. 10 degrees API; fuel oil) (duty rates range between duty-free and 52.5 cents per barrel or 3.7%) for the foreign status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Crude oil (testing under, at, or above 25 degrees API); hydrocracker feed; decant oil (fuel oil; slurry oil; testing under 25 degrees API); alkylates; combined heavy unicrackate (light distillate from hydrocracker); combined U250 Feed (ULSD unit feed); naphtha, pressure distillate (distillate oil with average gravity of 54.8); biodiesel (B100); biodiesel other than B100; and renewable diesel (R100) (duty rates: 5.25 cents per barrel, 10.5 cents per barrel, 4.6% or 6.5%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 31, 2013. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 Nov 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: November 15, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. responsibilities of determining eligibility for duty-free entry assigned by law. [FR Doc. 2013–27975 Filed 11–20–13; 8:45 am] II. Method of Collection BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request for DutyFree Entry of Scientific Instrument or Apparatus International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: III. Data 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 January 21, 2014. 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 Charlie Michael, Import Policy Analyst, phone number 202– 482–0596, or via the internet at charles. michael@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security (DHS) are required to determine whether nonprofit institutions established for scientific or educational purposes are entitled to duty-free entry for scientific instruments the institutions import under the Florence Agreement. Form ITA–338P enables: (1) DHS to determine whether the statutory eligibility requirements for the institution and the instrument are fulfilled, and (2) Commerce to make a comparison and finding as to the scientific equivalency of comparable instruments being manufactured in the United States. Without the collection of the information, DHS and Commerce would not have the necessary information to carry out the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 A copy of Form ITA–338P is provided on and downloadable from a Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/sips/ sipsform/ita-338p.pdf or the potential applicant may request a copy from the Department. The applicant completes the form and then forwards it via mail to DHS. Upon acceptance by DHS as a valid application, the application is transmitted to Commerce for further processing. OMB Control Number: 0625–0037. Form Number(s): ITA–338P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State or local government; Federal government; not for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 65. Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 130. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,138. 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: November 15, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 225 (Thursday, November 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-27884]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request for 
Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument or Apparatus

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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 21, 
2014.

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 Charlie Michael, Import Policy Analyst, phone number 
202-482-0596, or via the internet at charles.michael@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security (DHS) are 
required to determine whether nonprofit institutions established for 
scientific or educational purposes are entitled to duty-free entry for 
scientific instruments the institutions import under the Florence 
Agreement. Form ITA-338P enables:
    (1) DHS to determine whether the statutory eligibility requirements 
for the institution and the instrument are fulfilled, and (2) Commerce 
to make a comparison and finding as to the scientific equivalency of 
comparable instruments being manufactured in the United States. Without 
the collection of the information, DHS and Commerce would not have the 
necessary information to carry out the responsibilities of determining 
eligibility for duty-free entry assigned by law.

II. Method of Collection

    A copy of Form ITA-338P is provided on and downloadable from a Web 
site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/sips/sipsform/ita-338p.pdf or the 
potential applicant may request a copy from the Department. The 
applicant completes the form and then forwards it via mail to DHS.
    Upon acceptance by DHS as a valid application, the application is 
transmitted to Commerce for further processing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0037.
    Form Number(s): ITA-338P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State or local government; Federal government; not 
for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 65.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 130.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,138.

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: November 15, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-27884 Filed 11-20-13; 8:45 am]
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