Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign-Trade Zone Applications, 73715-73716 [2015-29915]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / Notices Sprinkler pipe is designed for sprinkler fire suppression systems and may be made to industry specifications such as ASTM A53 or to proprietary specifications. Fence tubing is included in the scope regardless of certification to a specification listed in the exclusions below, and can also be made to the ASTM A513 specification. Products that meet the physical description set forth above but are made to the following nominal outside diameter and wall thickness combinations, which are recognized by the industry as typical for fence tubing, are included despite being certified to ASTM mechanical tubing specifications: O.D. in inches (nominal) tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1.315 1.315 1.315 1.315 1.315 1.315 1.315 1.660 1.660 1.660 1.660 1.660 1.900 1.900 1.900 1.900 1.900 1.900 2.375 2.375 2.375 2.375 2.375 2.375 2.375 2.875 2.875 3.500 3.500 4.000 4.000 4.500 ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ Wall thickness in inches (nominal) Gage 0.035 0.047 0.055 0.065 0.072 0.083 0.095 0.055 0.065 0.083 0.095 0.109 0.047 0.055 0.065 0.072 0.095 0.109 0.047 0.055 0.065 0.072 0.095 0.109 0.120 0.109 0.165 0.109 0.165 0.148 0.165 0.203 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 17 16 14 13 12 18 17 16 15 13 12 18 17 16 15 13 12 11 12 8 12 8 9 8 7 [FR Doc. 2015–29988 Filed 11–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign-Trade Zone Applications International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 19:15 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJesup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christopher J. Kemp, Department of Commerce, Office of Foreign-Trade Zones, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–0862, or Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov SUMMARY: The scope of these investigations does not include: (a) Pipe suitable for use in boilers, superheaters, heat exchangers, refining furnaces and feedwater heaters, whether or not cold drawn, which are defined by standards such as ASTM A178 or ASTM A192; (b) finished electrical conduit, i.e., Electrical Rigid Steel Conduit (aka Electrical Rigid Metal Conduit and Electrical Rigid Metal Steel Conduit), Finished Electrical Metallic Tubing, and Electrical Intermediate Metal Conduit, which are defined by specifications such as American National Standard (ANSI) C80.1–2005, ANSI C80.3– 2005, or ANSI C80.6–2005, and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) UL–6, UL–797, or UL–1242; (c) finished scaffolding, i.e., component parts of final, finished scaffolding that enter the United States unassembled as a ‘‘kit.’’ A kit is understood to mean a packaged VerDate Sep<11>2014 combination of component parts that contains, at the time of importation, all of the necessary component parts to fully assemble final, finished scaffolding; (d) tube and pipe hollows for redrawing; (e) oil country tubular goods produced to API specifications; (f) line pipe produced to only API specifications, such as API 5L, and not multi-stenciled; and (g) mechanical tubing, whether or not colddrawn, other than what is included in the above paragraphs. The products subject to these investigations are currently classifiable in Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical reporting numbers 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, 7306.19.5150, 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.50.5030, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090, 7306.50.1000, 7306.50.5050, and 7306.50.5070. However, the product description, and not the HTSUS classification, is dispositive of whether the merchandise imported into the United States falls within the scope. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73715 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Foreign-Trade Zone Application is the vehicle by which individual firms or organizations apply for foreign-trade zone (FTZ) status, for subzone status, production authority, modifications of existing zones, or for waivers. The FTZ Act and Regulations (19 U.S.C. 81b and 81f; 15 CFR 400.21–25, 43(f)) set forth the requirements for applications and other requests to the FTZ Board. The Act and Regulations require that applications for new or modified zones contain information on facilities, financing, operational plans, proposed production operations, need for FTZ authority, and economic impact, where applicable. Any request involving production authority requires specific information on the foreign status components and finished products involved. Applications for production activity can involve issues related to domestic industry and trade policy impact. Such applications must include specific information on the customstariff related savings that result from zone procedures and the economic consequences of permitting such savings. The FTZ Board needs complete and accurate information on the proposed operation and its economic effects because the Act and Regulations authorize the Board to restrict or prohibit operations that are detrimental to the public interest. The Regulations (15 CFR 400.43(f)) also require specific information for applications requesting waivers by parties impacted by 400.43(d). This information is necessary to assess the likelihood of the proposed activity resulting in a violation of the the uniform treatment provisions of the FTZ Act and Regulations. II. Method of Collection U.S. firms or organizations submit applications in paper format along with an electronic copy to the Office of Foreign-Trade Zones. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0139. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments or not-for-profit institutions applying for foreign-trade zone status, for subzone status, modification of existing zones, production authority or for waivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 248. Estimated Time Per Response: 9 to 131 hours (depending on type of application). E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 73716 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,128. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $141,388. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 19, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–29915 Filed 11–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–856, A–570–032] Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and The People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: November 17, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey at (202) 482–0193 (Canada) and Maisha Cryor at (202) 482–5831 (the People’s Republic of China (PRC)), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Petitions On October 28, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received antidumping duty (AD) petitions concerning imports of certain iron VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 mechanical transfer drive components (iron transfer drive components) from Canada and the PRC, filed in proper form on behalf of TB Wood’s Incorporated (TB Woods) (Petitioner).1 The AD petitions were accompanied by one countervailing duty (CVD) petition for the PRC.2 Petitioner is a domestic producer of iron transfer drive components.3 On November 3, 2015, the Department requested additional information and clarification of certain areas of the Petitions.4 Petitioner filed responses to these requests on November 5, 6 and 10, 2015.5 In accordance with section 732(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Petitioner alleges that imports of iron transfer drive components from Canada and the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less-than-fair value within the meaning of section 731 of the Act, and that such imports are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, an industry in the United States. Also, consistent with section 732(b)(1) of the Act, the Petitions are accompanied by information reasonably available to Petitioner supporting its allegations. The Department finds that Petitioner filed these Petitions on behalf of the domestic industry because Petitioner is an interested party as defined in section 771(9)(C) of the Act. The Department also finds that Petitioner demonstrated sufficient industry support with respect to the initiation of the AD investigations that Petitioner is requesting.6 1 See the Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the PRC, dated October 28, 2015 (the Petitions). 2 See the Petition for the Imposition of Countervailing Duties on Imports of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components the PRC, dated October 28, 2015. 3 See Volume I of the Petitions, at 2. 4 See Letters from the Department to Petitioner entitled ‘‘Re: Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada: Supplemental Questions’’ dated November 3, 2015; ‘‘Re: Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the People’s Republic of China: Supplemental Questions’’ dated November 3, 2015; and ‘‘Re: Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the People’s Republic of China and Antidumping Duties on Imports from Canada: Supplemental Questions’’ dated November 3, 2015 (General Issues Supplemental Questionnaire). 5 See ‘‘Re: Response to the Department’s November 3, 2015 Questionnaire Regarding Volume I of the Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties,’’ dated November 6, 2015 (General Issues Supplement); ‘‘Re: Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Response to the Department’s November 3, 2015 Supplemental Questions Regarding Volume II of the Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties,’’ dated November 6, 2015 (Canada Supplemental Response); and ‘‘Re: Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Response to the Department’s November 3, 2015 Supplemental Questions Regarding Volume III of the Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties,’’ dated November 6, 2015 (Canada Supplemental Response); and ‘‘Re: Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the People’s Republic of China: Response to the Department’s November 6, 2015 Supplemental Questions Regarding Volume I of the Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties’’ (PRC Supplemental Response) dated November 10, 2015. Scope of the Investigations The product covered by these investigations is iron transfer drive components from Canada and the PRC. For a full description of the scope of these investigations, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigations,’’ in Appendix I of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Periods of Investigation Because the Petitions were filed on October 28, 2015, the period of investigation (POI) is, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1), October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015, for Canada and April 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015, for the PRC. Comments on Scope of the Investigations During our review of the Petitions, the Department issued questions to, and received responses from, Petitioner pertaining to the proposed scope to ensure that the scope language in the Petitions would be an accurate reflection of the products for which the domestic industry is seeking relief.7 As discussed in the preamble to the Department’s regulations,8 we are setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (scope). The Department will consider all comments received from parties and, if necessary, will consult with parties prior to the issuance of the preliminary determination. If scope comments include factual information (see 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21)), all such factual information should be limited to public information. In order to facilitate preparation of its questionnaires, the Department requests all interested parties to submit such comments by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, December 7, 2015, which is 20 calendar 6 See the ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions’’ section below. 7 See General Issues Supplemental Questionnaire and General Issues Supplement. 8 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 227 (Wednesday, November 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73715-73716]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-29915]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign-Trade 
Zone Applications

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 25, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJesup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Christopher J. Kemp, Department of Commerce, Office of 
Foreign-Trade Zones, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230, (202) 482-0862, or Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Foreign-Trade Zone Application is the vehicle by which 
individual firms or organizations apply for foreign-trade zone (FTZ) 
status, for subzone status, production authority, modifications of 
existing zones, or for waivers. The FTZ Act and Regulations (19 U.S.C. 
81b and 81f; 15 CFR 400.21-25, 43(f)) set forth the requirements for 
applications and other requests to the FTZ Board. The Act and 
Regulations require that applications for new or modified zones contain 
information on facilities, financing, operational plans, proposed 
production operations, need for FTZ authority, and economic impact, 
where applicable. Any request involving production authority requires 
specific information on the foreign status components and finished 
products involved. Applications for production activity can involve 
issues related to domestic industry and trade policy impact. Such 
applications must include specific information on the customs-tariff 
related savings that result from zone procedures and the economic 
consequences of permitting such savings. The FTZ Board needs complete 
and accurate information on the proposed operation and its economic 
effects because the Act and Regulations authorize the Board to restrict 
or prohibit operations that are detrimental to the public interest. The 
Regulations (15 CFR 400.43(f)) also require specific information for 
applications requesting waivers by parties impacted by 400.43(d). This 
information is necessary to assess the likelihood of the proposed 
activity resulting in a violation of the the uniform treatment 
provisions of the FTZ Act and Regulations.

II. Method of Collection

    U.S. firms or organizations submit applications in paper format 
along with an electronic copy to the Office of Foreign-Trade Zones.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0139.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments or not-for-
profit institutions applying for foreign-trade zone status, for subzone 
status, modification of existing zones, production authority or for 
waivers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 248.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 9 to 131 hours (depending on type of 
application).

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,128.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $141,388.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: November 19, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-29915 Filed 11-24-15; 8:45 am]
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