Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2015 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year, 34274 [2014-13898]

Download as PDF 34274 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 115 Monday, June 16, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2015 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a fee of $250 to be charged for the 2015 tariffrate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States. DATES: June 16, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, STOP 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021 or telephone at (202) 720–9439 or email at abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 7 CFR 6.20–6.37 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-quota TRQ tariff-rates by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Jun 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 Programs and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority in order to defray the Department of Agriculture’s costs of administering the licensing system under this regulation. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to be issued for the 2015 calendar year. Notice: The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of administering the licensing system for 2015 has been estimated to be $624,300.00 and the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued is 2,500. Of the total cost, $479,200.00 represents staff and supervisory costs directly related to administering the licensing system, and $145,100.00 represents other miscellaneous costs, including travel, postage, publications, forms, and ADP system support. Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license issued to a person or firm for the 2015 calendar year, in accordance with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $250 per license. Issued at Washington, DC, the 16th day of May 2014. Ronald Lord, Licensing Authority. [FR Doc. 2014–13898 Filed 6–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees Forest Service, USDA. Notice of Intent to Renew the Secure Rural School Resource Advisory Committees AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Agriculture intends to renew the charter for the Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees (RACs) pursuant to the Secure Rural Schools and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (the Act) (Pub. L. 110–343) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92–463). The purpose of the RACs is to improve collaborative relationships among the people that use and care for the National Forests and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. Additional information concerning the RACs can be found by visiting the Secure Rural School Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/pts/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Bell-Sheeter, Acting Secure Rural Schools Program Manager, USDA Forest Service, 1400 Independence Avenue Southwest, Mail Stop 1158, Washington, DC 20250; or by email at ambellsheeter@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 2, 2013, the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113– 40) reauthorized the Act. In accordance with the provisions of FACA, the Secretary of Agriculture intends to renew the charter for the RACs. The Secretary has determined the work of the RACs is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Department of Agriculture. Renewing the RACs is to ensure that line officers responsible for implementing Title II projects have efficient and effective access to the advice from stakeholders. Equally important, the RACs operation encourages early and continuous coordination among Forest land management agencies, and others to participate openly and meaningfully in planning and implementing projects to benefit communities and forest health. RAC Membership The RACs consist of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and consist of members who represent the interests of the following three categories: (1) Five persons who represent: (a) Organized Labor or Non-Timber Forest Product Harvester Groups; E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 115 (Monday, June 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 34274]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13898]


========================================================================
Notices
                                                Federal Register
________________________________________________________________________

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

========================================================================


Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 115 / Monday, June 16, 2014 / 
Notices

[[Page 34274]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2015 Tariff-
Rate Import Quota Year

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This notice announces a fee of $250 to be charged for the 2015 
tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or 
firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of 
certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set 
forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.

DATES: June 16, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import 
Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, STOP 
1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-1021 or telephone at (202) 720-9439 or email at 
abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing 
Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 
7 CFR 6.20-6.37 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain 
dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those 
dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-
quota TRQ tariff-rates by or for the account of a person or firm to 
whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the 
terms and conditions of the regulation.
    Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license 
authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type 
of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such 
licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import 
Programs and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged 
for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority 
in order to defray the Department of Agriculture's costs of 
administering the licensing system under this regulation.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing 
Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such 
fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal 
Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to 
be issued for the 2015 calendar year.
    Notice: The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of 
administering the licensing system for 2015 has been estimated to be 
$624,300.00 and the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued 
is 2,500. Of the total cost, $479,200.00 represents staff and 
supervisory costs directly related to administering the licensing 
system, and $145,100.00 represents other miscellaneous costs, including 
travel, postage, publications, forms, and ADP system support.
    Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license 
issued to a person or firm for the 2015 calendar year, in accordance 
with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $250 per license.

    Issued at Washington, DC, the 16th day of May 2014.
Ronald Lord,
Licensing Authority.
[FR Doc. 2014-13898 Filed 6-13-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-10-P