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Download as PDF 48490 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / Notices As part of our decisionmaking process regarding a GE organism’s regulatory status, APHIS prepares a plant pest risk assessment to assess its plant pest risk and the appropriate environmental documentation—either an environmental assessment (EA) or an environmental impact statement (EIS)— in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to provide the Agency with a review and analysis of any potential environmental impacts associated with the petition request. For petitions for which APHIS prepares an EA, APHIS will follow our published process for soliciting public comment (see footnote 1) and publish a separate notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of APHIS’ EA and plant pest risk assessment. Should APHIS determine that an EIS is necessary, APHIS will complete the NEPA EIS process in accordance with Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) and APHIS’ NEPA implementing regulations (7 CFR part 372). Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 10th day of August 2015. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2015–19925 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. The Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Corvallis, Oregon. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. Additional RAC information, including the meeting agenda and the meeting summary/minutes can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/siuslaw/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 The meeting will be held on September 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Corvallis Forestry Sciences Lab and Siuslaw National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 3200 SW. Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. 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Agency: International Trade Administration. Title: Interim Procedures for Considering Requests under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States–Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. Form Number(s): N/A. OMB Control Number: 0625–0272. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 89. Number of Respondents: 16 (10 for Requests; 3 for Responses; 3 for Rebuttals). Average Hours per Response: 8 hours per Request; 2 hours per Response; and 1 hour per Rebuttal. Needs and Uses: Title II, Section 203(o) of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) [Public Law 112–42] implements the commercial availability provision provided for in Article 3.3 of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’). The Agreement entered into force on May 15, 2012. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, and pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, a fabric, yarn, or fiber produced in Colombia or the United States and traded between the two countries is entitled to duty-free tariff treatment. Annex 3–B of the Agreement also lists specific fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the two countries agreed are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner from producers in Colombia or the United States. The E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / Notices fabrics listed are commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers, which are also entitled to duty-free treatment despite not being produced in Colombia or the United States. The list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers may be changed pursuant to the commercial availability provision in Chapter 3, Article 3.3, Paragraphs 5–7 of the Agreement. Under this provision, interested entities from Colombia or the United States have the right to request that a specific fabric, yarn, or fiber be added to, or removed from, the list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers in Annex 3–B of the Agreement. Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that the President ‘‘promptly’’ publish procedures for parties to exercise the right to make these requests. Section 203(o)(4) of the Act authorizes the President to establish procedures to modify the list of fabrics, yarns, or fibers not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in either the United States or Colombia as set out in Annex 3–B of the Agreement. The President delegated the responsibility for publishing the procedures and administering commercial availability requests to the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’), which issues procedures and acts on requests through the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (‘‘OTEXA’’) (See Proclamation No. 8818, 77 FR 29519, May 18, 2012). The intent of the Commercial Availability Procedures is to foster the use of U.S. and regional products by implementing procedures that allow products to be placed on or removed from a product list, on a timely basis, and in a manner that is consistent with normal business practice. The procedures are intended to facilitate the transmission of requests; allow the market to indicate the availability of the supply of products that are the subject of requests; make available promptly, to interested entities and the public, information regarding the requests for products and offers received for those products; ensure wide participation by interested entities and parties; allow for careful review and consideration of information provided to substantiate requests and responses; and provide timely public dissemination of information used by CITA in making commercial availability determinations. CITA must collect certain information about fabric, yarn, or fiber technical specifications and the production capabilities of Colombian and U.S. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 textile producers to determine whether certain fabrics, yarns, or fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the United States or Colombia, subject to Section 203(o) of the Act. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Varies. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: August 10, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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Needs and Uses: The Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS) is administered monthly to a sample of employer firms (i.e., businesses with paid employees) with establishments located in the United States and classified in retail trade and/or food services sectors as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). MARTS began in 1953 as a monthly survey for activity taking place during the previous month. MARTS was developed in response to requests by government, business, and other users to provide an early indication of current retail trade activity PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48491 in the United States. Retail sales are one of the primary measures of consumer demand for both durable and nondurable goods. MARTS also provides an estimate of monthly sales at food service establishments and drinking places. The results from MARTS provide the earliest possible look at consumer spending. Without MARTS, the Census Bureau’s earliest measure of retail sales is the ‘‘preliminary’’ estimate from the full monthly sample, Month Retail Trade Survey (MRTS), released approximately 6 weeks after the end of the reference month. Advance estimates are released approximately 9 working days after the reference month. This survey uses a multi-mode data collection process that includes Internet reporting (Centurion), fax, telephone, and mail. The survey requests sales and e-commerce sales for the month just ending. If reporting data for a period other than the calendar month, the survey asks for the period’s length (4 or 5 weeks) and the date on which the period ended. The survey also asks for the number of establishments covered by the data provided and whether or not the sales data provided are estimates or more accurate ‘‘book’’ figures. The survey results are published on the Census Bureau’s Web site, http:// www.census.gov/retail. The U.S. Census Bureau tabulates the collected data to provide, with measured reliability, statistics on United States retail sales. These estimates are especially valued by data users because of their timeliness. There would be approximately a 6 week delay in the availability of these statistics if this survey were not conducted. The sales estimates are used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), Federal Reserve Board (FRB), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and other government agencies, as well as business users in formulating economic decisions. BEA uses the survey results as critical inputs to the calculation of the personal consumption expenditures component (PCE) of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Specifically, BEA Chief Statistician states ‘‘this important survey is our main data source for key components of BEA’s economic statistics. 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[Notices]
[Pages 48490-48491]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    On behalf of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements (CITA), the Department of Commerce will submit to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for 
collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: International Trade Administration.
    Title: Interim Procedures for Considering Requests under the 
Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade 
Promotion Agreement.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    OMB Control Number: 0625-0272.
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Burden Hours: 89.
    Number of Respondents: 16 (10 for Requests; 3 for Responses; 3 for 
Rebuttals).
    Average Hours per Response: 8 hours per Request; 2 hours per 
Response; and 1 hour per Rebuttal.
    Needs and Uses: Title II, Section 203(o) of the United States-
Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (the ``Act'') 
[Public Law 112-42] implements the commercial availability provision 
provided for in Article 3.3 of the United States-Colombia Trade 
Promotion Agreement (the ``Agreement''). The Agreement entered into 
force on May 15, 2012. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of 
the Agreement, and pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, 
a fabric, yarn, or fiber produced in Colombia or the United States and 
traded between the two countries is entitled to duty-free tariff 
treatment. Annex 3-B of the Agreement also lists specific fabrics, 
yarns, and fibers that the two countries agreed are not available in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner from producers in Colombia or 
the United States. The

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fabrics listed are commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers, 
which are also entitled to duty-free treatment despite not being 
produced in Colombia or the United States.
    The list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers may 
be changed pursuant to the commercial availability provision in Chapter 
3, Article 3.3, Paragraphs 5-7 of the Agreement. Under this provision, 
interested entities from Colombia or the United States have the right 
to request that a specific fabric, yarn, or fiber be added to, or 
removed from, the list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and 
fibers in Annex 3-B of the Agreement.
    Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that 
the President ``promptly'' publish procedures for parties to exercise 
the right to make these requests. Section 203(o)(4) of the Act 
authorizes the President to establish procedures to modify the list of 
fabrics, yarns, or fibers not available in commercial quantities in a 
timely manner in either the United States or Colombia as set out in 
Annex 3-B of the Agreement. The President delegated the responsibility 
for publishing the procedures and administering commercial availability 
requests to the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(``CITA''), which issues procedures and acts on requests through the 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (``OTEXA'') 
(See Proclamation No. 8818, 77 FR 29519, May 18, 2012).
    The intent of the Commercial Availability Procedures is to foster 
the use of U.S. and regional products by implementing procedures that 
allow products to be placed on or removed from a product list, on a 
timely basis, and in a manner that is consistent with normal business 
practice. The procedures are intended to facilitate the transmission of 
requests; allow the market to indicate the availability of the supply 
of products that are the subject of requests; make available promptly, 
to interested entities and the public, information regarding the 
requests for products and offers received for those products; ensure 
wide participation by interested entities and parties; allow for 
careful review and consideration of information provided to 
substantiate requests and responses; and provide timely public 
dissemination of information used by CITA in making commercial 
availability determinations.
    CITA must collect certain information about fabric, yarn, or fiber 
technical specifications and the production capabilities of Colombian 
and U.S. textile producers to determine whether certain fabrics, yarns, 
or fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in 
the United States or Colombia, subject to Section 203(o) of the Act.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Frequency: Varies.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of 
Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: August 10, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-19903 Filed 8-12-15; 8:45 am]
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