Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 64361-64362 [2014-25632]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / Notices 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Janis at the address stated above or telephone at (202) 720–2194, or by email at: William.Janis@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Sugar Imported for Export as Refined Sugar or as a Sugar-Containing Product, or used in the Production of Certain Polyhydric Alcohols. OMB Number: 0551–0015. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The primary objective of the Sugar Import Licensing Program is to permit entry of raw cane sugar, unrestricted by the quantitative limit established by the sugar tariff-rate quota, for re-export in refined form or in a sugar containing product or for the production of certain polyhydric alcohols. These programs are in use by as many as 250 licensees currently eligible to participate. Under 7 CFR part 1530, licensees are required to submit the following: (1) ‘‘Application for a license’’ information required for participation as set forth in section 1530.104; (2) ‘‘Regular reporting’’ of import, export, transfer, or use for charges and credits to licenses under section 1530.109; and (3) ‘‘Miscellaneous submission’’ of bonds or letters of credit under section 1530.107, appeals of determinations by the licensing authority under section 1530.112, or requests to the licensing authority for waivers under section 1530.113. In addition, each participant must maintain records on all program reports as set forth in section 1530.110. The information collected is used by the licensing authority to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for program activities. The reports and records are required to ensure the proper operations of these programs. Estimate of Burden: (1) ‘‘Application for a license’’ would require 20 hours per response; (2) ‘‘Regular reporting’’ would require between 10 and 15 minutes per transaction with the number of transactions varying per respondent; and (3) ‘‘miscellaneous submission’’ would require between 1 to 2 hours per bond or letter of credit, 2 to 10 hours per waiver request, and 10 to 100 hours per appeal. Respondents: Sugar refiners, manufacturers of sugar containing products, and producers of polyhydric alcohol. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: New/Renew License: 1; Regular reporting: 75 transactions, total; Miscellaneous: Bonds/letters of credit: 1; Waiver requests: 1; Appeals: 1. Estimated Total Burden Hours on Respondents: 1,739 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578. Request of Comments: The public is invited to submit comments and suggestions to the above address regarding the accuracy of the burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information. Comments on issues covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to OMB if received within 30 days of publication of the Notice and Request for Comments, but should be submitted no later than 60 days from the date of this publication to be assured of consideration. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also be a matter of public record. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means to communicate information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Dated: October 20, 2014. Philip C. Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25634 Filed 10–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request an extension for a currently approved information collection procedure for entry of specialty sugars into the United States as described in 7 CFR part 2011. DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 29, 2014 to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64361 Mail or deliver comments to William Janis, International Economist, Import Policies and Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Janis at the address stated above, or telephone at (202) 720–2194; or by email at William.Janis@ fas.usda.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Specialty Sugar Certificate Application. OMB Number: 0551–0025. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The quota system established by Presidential Proclamation 4941 of May 5, 1982, prevented imports of certain sugars used for specialized purposes which originated in countries without quota allocations. Therefore, the regulation at 15 CFR part 2011 (Allocation of TariffRate Quota on Imported Sugars, Syrups and Molasses, subpart B—Specialty Sugar) established terms and conditions under which certificates are issued permitting U.S. importers holding certificates to enter specialty sugars from specialty sugar source countries under the sugar tariff-rate quotas (TRQ). Nothing in this subpart affects the ability to enter specialty sugars at the over-TRQ duty rates. Applicants for certificates for the import of specialty sugars must supply the information required by 15 CFR 2011.205 to be eligible to receive a specialty sugar certificate. The specific information required on an application must be collected from those who wish to participate in the program in order to grant specialty sugar certificates, ensure that imported specialty sugar does not disrupt the current domestic sugar program, and administer the issuance of the certificates effectively. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2 hours per response. Respondents: Importers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 37. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 74 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 64362 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / Notices Request for Comments: The public is invited to submit comments and suggestions to the above address regarding the accuracy of the burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information. Comments on issues covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to OMB if received within 30 days of publication of the Notice and Request for Comments, but should be submitted no later than 60 days from the date of this publication to be assured of consideration. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also be a matter of public record. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Dated: October 20, 2014. Philip C. Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25632 Filed 10–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Purpose and Need for Action Helena National Forest, Montana, Tenmile—South Helena Vegetation Project Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: The Helena National Forest is going to prepare an environmental impact statement for vegetation management actions in the Tenmile Municipal Watershed and the South Hills of the City of Helena east of the Continental Divide. The purpose of the project is to address the need to modify forest fuels accumulation in order to reduce the potential for high-severity wildfire effects within the City of Helena’s Municipal Watershed, wildland urban interface, and surrounding area as well as provide for firefighter and public safety. Treatment activities are proposed on both Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Lands (BLM). DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by November 28, 2014. The draft environmental impact statement is expected April 2015 and the final mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 28, 2014 environmental impact statement is expected May 2016. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to William Avey Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests Supervisor, Helena National Forest, 2880 Skyway Dr., Helena, MT 59602. Comments may also be sent via email to comments-northernhelena@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 406–449–5436 It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such a way that they are useful to the Agency’s preparation of the EIS. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allen Byrd Team Leader, at 406–449– 5201. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 235001 The purpose of the project is to maintain consistent quantity and quality of water within the municipal watershed and improve conditions for public and firefighters safety across the landscape in the event of a wildfire. In order to achieve this purpose, there is a need to create a mosaic of vegetation and fuel structure more resilient to disturbance which will provide for safer, more effective fire suppression actions. Reducing intensity of wildfires and increase fire suppression effectiveness would improve protection measures for the surrounding communities and key municipal watershed infrastructure. These actions would reduce the probability of postwildfire watershed impacts in the Tenmile municipal watershed. In addition, sources of anthropogenic sediment to streams need to be addressed in order improve water quality, watershed function, and other resource values in the project area. Proposed Action Approximately 24,946 acres are proposed for treatment (24, 020 acres on Forest Service lands and 926 acres on BLM lands) which include a PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 combination of commercial harvest of trees, non-commercial vegetation treatments, and prescribed fire. Mechanical and/or hand treatment methods would be used to accomplish treatment objectives. Proposed treatment activities include: Roughly 4,002 acres of Improvement Harvest; 11,194 acres of Low Severity Prescribed Fire; 2,420 acres of Mixed Severity Prescribed Fire; 470 acres of Precommercial Thinning; 2,231 acres of Private Land Buffers; and 4,629 acres of Regeneration Harvest. Up to 40-miles of new temporary and/or short-term specified road construction and approximately 80 miles of reconstruction of existing system road would be necessary to implement the proposed action. Temporary roads will be obliterated (restored to natural contours) upon completion of fuels removal operations. Site-specific amendments to the Helena National Forest (HNF) Plan standards pertaining to elk hiding cover, elk winter range, and elk thermal cover may be necessary in order to meet the project’s purpose and need. Approximately 35 percent (8,803 acres) of the project area is located within the Jericho Mountain and Lazyman Gulch Inventoried Roadless Areas (IRAs). The Jericho Mountain IRA is 8,749 acres. Of this, 78 percent or 6,902 acres are within the project area boundary. Treatment activities are proposed on 45 percent or 3,958 acres within the Jericho Mountain IRA. The Lazyman Gulch IRA is 11,848 acres and is entirely within the project area boundary. Treatment activities are proposed on 40 percent or 4,845 acres of the Lazyman Gulch IRA. Proposed treatment activities in IRAs would include a combination of commercial harvest of trees, non-commercial vegetation treatments, and prescribed fire. Mechanical and/or hand treatments methods would be utilized to accomplish treatment objectives within both IRAs. Commercial transport of timber is proposed on Forest Service System roads 1863 and 1863–E1 which are located within the Jericho Mountain IRA. The current maintenance level of these roads is capable of supporting commercial activities and no reconstruction of road features is necessary. Also, use of Forest Service system road 1864, located in the Jericho Mountain IRA, is proposed for the purpose of providing machine access into proposed treatment units. No commercial haul of timber is proposed on road 1864. No road construction of system or temporary roads is proposed within either IRA. The legal location of this project is: Township 10N RO6W E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 209 (Wednesday, October 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64361-64362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25632]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to 
request an extension for a currently approved information collection 
procedure for entry of specialty sugars into the United States as 
described in 7 CFR part 2011.

DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 29, 2014 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to William Janis, International 
Economist, Import Policies and Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence 
Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-1021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Janis at the address stated 
above, or telephone at (202) 720-2194; or by email at 
William.Janis@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Specialty Sugar Certificate Application.
    OMB Number: 0551-0025.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The quota system established by Presidential Proclamation 
4941 of May 5, 1982, prevented imports of certain sugars used for 
specialized purposes which originated in countries without quota 
allocations. Therefore, the regulation at 15 CFR part 2011 (Allocation 
of Tariff-Rate Quota on Imported Sugars, Syrups and Molasses, subpart 
B--Specialty Sugar) established terms and conditions under which 
certificates are issued permitting U.S. importers holding certificates 
to enter specialty sugars from specialty sugar source countries under 
the sugar tariff-rate quotas (TRQ). Nothing in this subpart affects the 
ability to enter specialty sugars at the over-TRQ duty rates. 
Applicants for certificates for the import of specialty sugars must 
supply the information required by 15 CFR 2011.205 to be eligible to 
receive a specialty sugar certificate. The specific information 
required on an application must be collected from those who wish to 
participate in the program in order to grant specialty sugar 
certificates, ensure that imported specialty sugar does not disrupt the 
current domestic sugar program, and administer the issuance of the 
certificates effectively.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 37.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 74 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie 
Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-
1578.

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    Request for Comments: The public is invited to submit comments and 
suggestions to the above address regarding the accuracy of the burden 
estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any 
other aspect of this collection of information. Comments on issues 
covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to OMB if 
received within 30 days of publication of the Notice and Request for 
Comments, but should be submitted no later than 60 days from the date 
of this publication to be assured of consideration. All responses to 
this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB 
approval. All comments will also be a matter of public record. Persons 
with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of 
information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact 
USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Dated: October 20, 2014.
Philip C. Karsting,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-25632 Filed 10-28-14; 8:45 am]
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