Export Bonus Programs, 1847 [2015-00504]

Download as PDF 1847 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 9 Wednesday, January 14, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation 7 CFR Part 1494 RIN 0551–AA75 Export Bonus Programs Foreign Agricultural Service and Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), USDA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule removes regulations for the Export Enhancement Program (EEP) and the Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) from the Code of Federal Regulations, because the authorities for these programs were repealed by Section 3103 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110–246, and Section 1423 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, Public Law 113–79, respectively. DATES: This rule is effective January 14, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Slusher, Deputy Director, Credit Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Stop 1025, Room 5509, Washington, DC 20250–1025; telephone (202) 720–6211. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with RULES Background List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1494 Agricultural commodities, Exports, Dairy products. Accordingly, under the authority of Sec. 3103, Public Law 110–246, and Sec. 1423, Public Law 113–79, and as discussed in the preamble, CCC amends 7 CFR chapter XIV by removing and reserving part 1494. Dated: January 2, 2015. Asif Chaudhry, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2015–00504 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Part 171 [Public Notice: 8870] The Export Enhancement Program (EEP) was enacted through the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–624). Under the EEP, CCC made available bonuses to enable U.S. exporters to meet prevailing world prices for targeted commodities in targeted destinations. The last year of operation of the EEP was 2001; since that time, U.S. agricultural products have been competitive in world markets and EEP bonuses have not been needed to facilitate sales. VerDate Sep<11>2014 The Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) was enacted through the Food Security Act of 1985 (Pub. L. 99–198). Under the DEIP, CCC made available bonuses to enable U.S. exporters to meet prevailing world prices for certain dairy products in targeted destinations. The last year of operation of the DEIP was 2010; since that time, bonuses have not been needed to facilitate sales. The primary objective of the EEP and DEIP was to encourage the commercial sale of United States agricultural commodities in world markets at competitive prices. Both programs were subject to annual commodity-specific quantity and budgetary ceilings agreed to by the United States in the World Trade Organization. Congress repealed the authority for the EEP in Section 3103 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, and subsequently repealed the authority for the DEIP in Section 1423 of the Agricultural Act of 2014. 12:11 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 RIN 1400–AD65 Privacy Act; STATE–78, Risk Analysis and Management Records Department of State. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Certain portions of the Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) Records, State– 78, system of records contain criminal investigation records, investigatory material for law enforcement purposes, confidential source information and are proposed to be exempted under the Privacy Act. DATES: This final rule is effective January 14, 2015 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Hackett, Acting Director; Office of Information Programs and Services, A/GIS/IPS; Department of State, SA–2; 515 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20522–8001, or at Privacy@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The system, Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) Records, designated as State–78, supports the vetting of directors, officers, or other employees of organizations who apply for Department of State contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, or other funding. The information collected from these organizations and individuals is specifically used to conduct screening to ensure that Department funds are not used to provide support to entities or individuals deemed to be a risk to U.S. national security interests. The records may contain criminal investigation records, investigatory material for law enforcement purposes, and confidential source information. (The information collection was approved under OMB Control Number 1405–0204, expiration April 30, 2015.) The Department of State is issuing this document to amend 22 CFR part 171 to exempt portions of the Risk Analysis and Management Records system of records from the Privacy Act except sections (b), (c)(1) and (2), (e)(4)(A) through (F), (e)(6), (7), (9), (10), and (11), and (i), to the extent to which they meet the criteria of section (j)(2); and from subsections (c)(3);(d); (e)(1); (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I); and (f) of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a (k)(1), (k)(2), and (k)(5). Consistent with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(k)), 22 CFR 171.36(b)(1), (2), and (5) provide concise general statements on the reasoning behind taking exemptions (k)(1), (k)(2), and (k)(5), respectively, for the Department systems for which those exemptions are taken. For ease of reference, these statements of reasoning are restated here: STATE–78 is exempted under (k)(1) in order to protect material required to be kept E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1

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Rules and Regulations
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / 
Rules and Regulations

[[Page 1847]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

7 CFR Part 1494

RIN 0551-AA75


Export Bonus Programs

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service and Commodity Credit Corporation 
(CCC), USDA.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule removes regulations for the Export Enhancement 
Program (EEP) and the Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) from the 
Code of Federal Regulations, because the authorities for these programs 
were repealed by Section 3103 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act 
of 2008, Public Law 110-246, and Section 1423 of the Agricultural Act 
of 2014, Public Law 113-79, respectively.

DATES: This rule is effective January 14, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Slusher, Deputy Director, Credit 
Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Stop 1025, Room 5509, 
Washington, DC 20250-1025; telephone (202) 720-6211.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Export Enhancement Program (EEP) was enacted through the Food, 
Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-624). 
Under the EEP, CCC made available bonuses to enable U.S. exporters to 
meet prevailing world prices for targeted commodities in targeted 
destinations. The last year of operation of the EEP was 2001; since 
that time, U.S. agricultural products have been competitive in world 
markets and EEP bonuses have not been needed to facilitate sales.
    The Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) was enacted through the 
Food Security Act of 1985 (Pub. L. 99-198). Under the DEIP, CCC made 
available bonuses to enable U.S. exporters to meet prevailing world 
prices for certain dairy products in targeted destinations. The last 
year of operation of the DEIP was 2010; since that time, bonuses have 
not been needed to facilitate sales.
    The primary objective of the EEP and DEIP was to encourage the 
commercial sale of United States agricultural commodities in world 
markets at competitive prices. Both programs were subject to annual 
commodity-specific quantity and budgetary ceilings agreed to by the 
United States in the World Trade Organization. Congress repealed the 
authority for the EEP in Section 3103 of the Food, Conservation, and 
Energy Act of 2008, and subsequently repealed the authority for the 
DEIP in Section 1423 of the Agricultural Act of 2014.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1494

    Agricultural commodities, Exports, Dairy products.

    Accordingly, under the authority of Sec. 3103, Public Law 110-246, 
and Sec. 1423, Public Law 113-79, and as discussed in the preamble, CCC 
amends 7 CFR chapter XIV by removing and reserving part 1494.

    Dated: January 2, 2015.
Asif Chaudhry,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2015-00504 Filed 1-13-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-10-P