Recommended Modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule To Conform With Amendments to the Harmonized System Recommended by the World Customs Organization, and To Address Other Matters, 50943-50944 [2014-20175]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 26, 2014 / Notices the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. Dated: August 18, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–20222 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Convention) modify their tariff schedules to conform with amendments to the Harmonized System expected to enter into force on January 1, 2017; and (2) whether one of the two HTS subheadings that apply to taro (also known as dasheens) should be deleted, and whether the HTS nomenclature for corned beef should be provided for under a superior subheading for cured meat of bovine animals. August 20, 2014: Posting of the WCO’s Recommendation of June 27, 2014, on the Commission Web site. December 2014 (actual date to be announced later): Posting of the Commission’s proposed recommendations on the Commission’s Web site. February 2015 (actual date to be announced later): Deadline for interested Federal agencies and the public to file written views on the Commission’s proposed recommendations. July 2015 (actual date to be announced later): Transmittal of the Commission’s report to the President. DATES: BILLING CODE 4312–50–P All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/ edis.htm. ADDRESSES: INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 1205–11] Recommended Modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule To Conform With Amendments to the Harmonized System Recommended by the World Customs Organization, and To Address Other Matters United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of institution of investigation. AGENCY: The Commission has instituted investigation No. 1205–11, Recommended Modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule to Conform with Amendments to the Harmonized System Recommended by the World Customs Organization, and to Address Other Matters, pursuant to section 1205 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (the 1988 Act) (19 U.S.C. 3005), in order to recommend to the President modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). The recommended modifications concern (1) the World Customs Organization’s (WCO) Recommendation of June 27, 2014 that Contracting Parties to the International Convention on the SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:48 Aug 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Daniel P. Shepherdson, AttorneyAdvisor, Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements (202–205–2598, or Daniel.Shepherdson@usitc.gov) or John Kitzmiller, Nomenclature Analyst, Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements (202–205–3387, or John.Kitzmiller@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819, or Margaret.OLaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information about the Commission may be obtained by accessing the Commission Web site at www.usitc.gov. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50943 contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Section 1205(a) of the 1988 Act requires that the Commission keep the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (Harmonized Tariff Schedule or HTS) under continuous review and periodically recommend to the President such modifications in the HTS as the Commission considers necessary or appropriate, including to conform the HTS with amendments made to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Convention), which contains the Harmonized System nomenclature in the Annex to the Convention. The Harmonized System nomenclature provides uniform product architecture for the customs tariffs and statistical nomenclatures of all major trading countries of the world, including the United States. The Harmonized System establishes the general arrangement or structure of product categories, set forth in chapters, 4-digit headings and 6-digit subheadings. It also includes the general rules of interpretation, and section and chapter legal notes that define the scope of sections, chapters, 4-digit headings and 6-digit subheadings. The Harmonized Tariff Schedule is based on the Harmonized System nomenclature. In addition, however, the HTS includes national subdivisions (8-digit subheadings and 10-digit statistical annotations), as well as additional U.S. chapter notes, and other national provisions that facilitate the administration of U.S. customs, tariff and statistical programs. On June 27, 2014, the WCO adopted recommended amendments to the Harmonized System nomenclature that are scheduled to enter into force on January 1, 2017. The amendments are the fifth in a series of such amendments and are part of the WCO’s ongoing program of periodically reviewing and updating the Harmonized System nomenclature. The Commission has posted a copy of the WCO amendments on its Web site at www.usitc.gov. The Commission will recommend to the President such modifications in the HTS as it considers necessary or appropriate to conform the HTS with such amendments. The Commission will also consider two additional possible modifications in the HTS identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as part of this investigation. The first relates to the HTS nomenclature for taro (also known as dasheens). In the HTS, fresh or E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 50944 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 26, 2014 / Notices chilled taro is provided for in HTS subheading 0714.40.10, while fresh or chilled dasheens are provided for in HTS subheading 0714.90.10. As part of this investigation, the Commission intends to consider whether it is necessary or appropriate to recommend to the President that one of the two subheadings be deleted from the HTS. The second additional possible modification relates to the HTS nomenclature for corned beef, which is provided for in HTS subheading 1602.50.10. The superior subheading to subheading 1602.50.10 provides for certain meat of bovine animals that is not cured. However, corned beef is a cured meat product. As part of this investigation, the Commission intends to consider whether it is necessary or appropriate to recommend to the President that the HTS be modified to provide for corned beef under a superior subheading for cured meat of bovine animals. An up-to-date copy of the HTS, which incorporates the Harmonized System in its overall structure, can be found on the Commission Web site at www.usitc.gov. Hard copies and electronic copies on CD can be found at many of the 1,400 Federal Depository Libraries located throughout the United States and its territories; further information about these locations can be found at www.gpoaccess.gov or by contacting GPO Access by telephone at (866) 512– 1800. Proposed Recommendations, Opportunity To Comment: In preparing its recommended modifications, the Commission will first prepare proposed recommendations and provide opportunity to interested Federal agencies and the public to present their views in writing on those proposed recommendations. The Commission expects to publish the proposed recommendations on its Web site in December 2014, and will publish a notice in the Federal Register at that time providing notice of their availability and the procedures for filing written views, including the date by which such written views must be filed. To assist the public in understanding the proposed changes and in developing comments, the Commission will include, with the proposed recommendations and in its report to the President, a non-authoritative crossreference table linking the proposed tariff codes to the corresponding current tariff codes. Persons using the successive versions of this table should be aware that the cross-references shown are subject to change during the course of the investigation. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:48 Aug 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Recommendations to the President: The Commission will submit its recommended modifications to the President in the form of a report that will include a summary of the information on which the recommendations were based, together with a statement of the probable economic effect of each recommended change on any industry in the United States. The report also will include a copy of all written views submitted by interested Federal agencies and a copy or summary, prepared by the Commission, of the views of all other interested parties. The Commission expects to submit that report in July 2015. By order of the Commission. Issued: August 20, 2014. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–20175 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA–378] Controlled Substances: Adjustment to the Established 2014 Aggregate Production Quota for Marijuana Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice addresses a comment received as a result of a notice with request for comments published May 5, 2014, adjusting the established 2014 aggregate production quota for marijuana, a schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. DATES: Effective August 26, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Imelda L. Paredes, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration; Mailing Address: 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152, Telephone: (202) 598–6812. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Legal Authority The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) implements and enforces titles II and III of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, as amended. Titles II and III are referred to as the ‘‘Controlled Substances Act’’ and the ‘‘Controlled Substances Import and Export Act,’’ respectively, and are collectively referred to as the PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Controlled Substances Act’’ or the ‘‘CSA’’ for the purpose of this action. 21 U.S.C. 801–971. The DEA publishes the implementing regulations for these statutes in title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 1300 to 1321. The CSA and its implementing regulations are designed to prevent, detect, and eliminate the diversion of controlled substances and listed chemicals into the illicit market while providing for the legitimate medical, scientific, research, and industrial needs of the United States. Controlled substances have the potential for abuse and dependence and are controlled to protect the public health and safety. Section 306 of the CSA (21 U.S.C. 826) requires the Attorney General to establish aggregate production quotas for each basic class of controlled substance listed in schedules I and II each year. The Attorney General has delegated this authority under 21 U.S.C. 826 to the Administrator of the DEA, 28 CFR 0.100. Background The DEA established the initial 2014 aggregate production quotas and assessments for annual need on September 9, 2013 (78 FR 55099). The notice stipulated that, as provided for in 21 CFR 1303.13, all aggregate production quotas and assessments for annual need are subject to adjustment. On May 5, 2014, a notice titled, ‘‘Controlled Substances: Adjustment to the Established 2014 Aggregate Production Quota for Marijuana,’’ was published in the Federal Register (79 FR 55099). That notice adjusted the established 2014 aggregate production quota for marijuana for reasons stated therein. All interested persons were invited to comment on or object to the adjusted 2014 aggregate production quota for marijuana on or before June 4, 2014. Comments Received The DEA received one comment on the notice with request for comments. The commenter supported the adjusted 2014 aggregate production quota for marijuana. The DEA appreciates the support for this adjusted 2014 aggregate production quota for marijuana which will provide for the estimated scientific, research, and industrial needs of the United States. Determination for Adjusting the Established 2014 Aggregate Production Quota for Marijuana The DEA has taken into consideration the one comment received during the 30-day period and the Administrator has determined, pursuant to Section 306 E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 1205-11]


Recommended Modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule To 
Conform With Amendments to the Harmonized System Recommended by the 
World Customs Organization, and To Address Other Matters

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of institution of investigation.

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SUMMARY: The Commission has instituted investigation No. 1205-11, 
Recommended Modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule to Conform 
with Amendments to the Harmonized System Recommended by the World 
Customs Organization, and to Address Other Matters, pursuant to section 
1205 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (the 1988 
Act) (19 U.S.C. 3005), in order to recommend to the President 
modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTS).
    The recommended modifications concern (1) the World Customs 
Organization's (WCO) Recommendation of June 27, 2014 that Contracting 
Parties to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity 
Description and Coding System (Convention) modify their tariff 
schedules to conform with amendments to the Harmonized System expected 
to enter into force on January 1, 2017; and (2) whether one of the two 
HTS subheadings that apply to taro (also known as dasheens) should be 
deleted, and whether the HTS nomenclature for corned beef should be 
provided for under a superior subheading for cured meat of bovine 
animals.

DATES: August 20, 2014: Posting of the WCO's Recommendation of June 27, 
2014, on the Commission Web site. December 2014 (actual date to be 
announced later): Posting of the Commission's proposed recommendations 
on the Commission's Web site.
    February 2015 (actual date to be announced later): Deadline for 
interested Federal agencies and the public to file written views on the 
Commission's proposed recommendations. July 2015 (actual date to be 
announced later): Transmittal of the Commission's report to the 
President.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic 
docket (EDIS) at http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/edis.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel P. Shepherdson, Attorney-
Advisor, Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements (202-205-2598, 
or Daniel.Shepherdson@usitc.gov) or John Kitzmiller, Nomenclature 
Analyst, Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements (202-205-3387, 
or John.Kitzmiller@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819, or 
Margaret.OLaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain 
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
at 202-205-1810. General information about the Commission may be 
obtained by accessing the Commission Web site at 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Section 1205(a) of the 1988 Act requires that the 
Commission keep the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(Harmonized Tariff Schedule or HTS) under continuous review and 
periodically recommend to the President such modifications in the HTS 
as the Commission considers necessary or appropriate, including to 
conform the HTS with amendments made to the International Convention on 
the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Convention), 
which contains the Harmonized System nomenclature in the Annex to the 
Convention.
    The Harmonized System nomenclature provides uniform product 
architecture for the customs tariffs and statistical nomenclatures of 
all major trading countries of the world, including the United States. 
The Harmonized System establishes the general arrangement or structure 
of product categories, set forth in chapters, 4-digit headings and 6-
digit subheadings. It also includes the general rules of 
interpretation, and section and chapter legal notes that define the 
scope of sections, chapters, 4-digit headings and 6-digit subheadings. 
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule is based on the Harmonized System 
nomenclature. In addition, however, the HTS includes national 
subdivisions (8-digit subheadings and 10-digit statistical 
annotations), as well as additional U.S. chapter notes, and other 
national provisions that facilitate the administration of U.S. customs, 
tariff and statistical programs.
    On June 27, 2014, the WCO adopted recommended amendments to the 
Harmonized System nomenclature that are scheduled to enter into force 
on January 1, 2017. The amendments are the fifth in a series of such 
amendments and are part of the WCO's ongoing program of periodically 
reviewing and updating the Harmonized System nomenclature. The 
Commission has posted a copy of the WCO amendments on its Web site at 
www.usitc.gov. The Commission will recommend to the President such 
modifications in the HTS as it considers necessary or appropriate to 
conform the HTS with such amendments.
    The Commission will also consider two additional possible 
modifications in the HTS identified by U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection as part of this investigation. The first relates to the HTS 
nomenclature for taro (also known as dasheens). In the HTS, fresh or

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chilled taro is provided for in HTS subheading 0714.40.10, while fresh 
or chilled dasheens are provided for in HTS subheading 0714.90.10. As 
part of this investigation, the Commission intends to consider whether 
it is necessary or appropriate to recommend to the President that one 
of the two subheadings be deleted from the HTS. The second additional 
possible modification relates to the HTS nomenclature for corned beef, 
which is provided for in HTS subheading 1602.50.10. The superior 
subheading to subheading 1602.50.10 provides for certain meat of bovine 
animals that is not cured. However, corned beef is a cured meat 
product. As part of this investigation, the Commission intends to 
consider whether it is necessary or appropriate to recommend to the 
President that the HTS be modified to provide for corned beef under a 
superior subheading for cured meat of bovine animals.
    An up-to-date copy of the HTS, which incorporates the Harmonized 
System in its overall structure, can be found on the Commission Web 
site at www.usitc.gov. Hard copies and electronic copies on CD can be 
found at many of the 1,400 Federal Depository Libraries located 
throughout the United States and its territories; further information 
about these locations can be found at www.gpoaccess.gov or by 
contacting GPO Access by telephone at (866) 512-1800.
    Proposed Recommendations, Opportunity To Comment: In preparing its 
recommended modifications, the Commission will first prepare proposed 
recommendations and provide opportunity to interested Federal agencies 
and the public to present their views in writing on those proposed 
recommendations. The Commission expects to publish the proposed 
recommendations on its Web site in December 2014, and will publish a 
notice in the Federal Register at that time providing notice of their 
availability and the procedures for filing written views, including the 
date by which such written views must be filed. To assist the public in 
understanding the proposed changes and in developing comments, the 
Commission will include, with the proposed recommendations and in its 
report to the President, a non-authoritative cross-reference table 
linking the proposed tariff codes to the corresponding current tariff 
codes. Persons using the successive versions of this table should be 
aware that the cross-references shown are subject to change during the 
course of the investigation.
    Recommendations to the President: The Commission will submit its 
recommended modifications to the President in the form of a report that 
will include a summary of the information on which the recommendations 
were based, together with a statement of the probable economic effect 
of each recommended change on any industry in the United States. The 
report also will include a copy of all written views submitted by 
interested Federal agencies and a copy or summary, prepared by the 
Commission, of the views of all other interested parties. The 
Commission expects to submit that report in July 2015.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: August 20, 2014.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-20175 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
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