Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (US-PERU TPA), 15681-15682 [2016-06599]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2016 / Notices taxes requesting their online data submissions. For the Quarterly Survey of Property Tax Collections (Form F–71) we will mail letters quarterly to a sample of approximately 5,500 local tax collection agencies known to have substantial collections of property tax requesting their online data submissions. For the Quarterly Survey of State Tax Collections (F–72) we will mail letters to each of the 50 state governments quarterly requesting their online data submissions or continued coordinated submission through the state government revenue office. 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: March 21, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. II. Method of Collection [FR Doc. 2016–06649 Filed 3–23–16; 8:45 am] F–71 and F–73 survey data will be collected via the Internet. Data for the F–72 survey are collected via the Internet or compilation of data in coordination with the state government revenue office. In addition to reporting current quarter data, respondents may report data for the previous eight quarters or submit revisions to their previously submitted data. In the event that a respondent cannot report online, they may request a form as a last resort. In those instances when we are not able to obtain a response, we conduct follow-up operations using email and phone calls. Nonresponse weighting adjustments are used to adjust for any unreported units in the sample from the latest available data. BILLING CODE 3510–07–P III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0112. Form Number: F–71, F–72, F–73. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State and Local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,350. Estimated Time per Response: F–71 = 15 minutes, F–72 = 30 minutes, F–73 = 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 161 and 182. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Mar 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–14–2016] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 7— Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Lilly Del Caribe, Inc., Subzone 7K (Pharmaceutical Products), Carolina and Guayama, Puerto Rico The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee of FTZ 7, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Lilly Del Caribe, Inc. (Lilly), located within Subzone 7K in Carolina and Guayama, Puerto Rico. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 08, 2016. Lilly already has FTZ authority for the production of finished pharmaceuticals and their intermediates, including the active ingredients humalog and duloxetine. The current request would add finished products and foreign-status materials/components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials/components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Lilly from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Lilly would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to finished abemaciclib capsules (breast cancer treatment) and barcitinib tablets (rheumatoid arthritis treatment) (duty PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15681 free) for the foreign-status inputs noted below and in the existing scope of authority. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The materials/components sourced from abroad include abemaciclib and barcitinib active ingredients (duty rate, 6.5%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is May 3, 2016. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: March 17, 2016. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–06584 Filed 3–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States—Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (US–PERU TPA) International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On behalf of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 15682 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2016 / Notices Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Telephone: 202– 482–2043, Email: Laurie.Mease@ trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The United States and Peru negotiated the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’), which entered into force on February 1, 2009. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, and pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, fabric, yarn, and fiber produced in Peru or the United States and traded between the two countries are entitled to dutyfree 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 Peru or the United States. The items listed are commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers. Articles containing these items are entitled to duty-free or preferential treatment despite containing inputs not produced in Peru 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 Peru 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. Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that the President publish procedures for parties to exercise the right to make these requests. 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. 8341, 74 FR 4105, January 22, 2009). Interim procedures to implement these responsibilities were published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2009. (See Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Mar 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 States—Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act and Estimate of Burden for Collection of Information, 74 FR 41111, August 11, 2009). The intent of the U.S.-Peru TPA 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 Peruvian 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 Peru, subject to Section 203(o) of the Agreement. II. Method of Collection Participants in a commercial availability proceeding must submit public versions of their Requests, Responses or Rebuttals electronically (via email) for posting on OTEXA’s Web site. Confidential versions of those submissions which contain business confidential information must be delivered in hard copy to the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0265. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16 (10 for Requests; 3 for Responses; 3 for Rebuttals). Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours per Request, 2 hours per Response, and 1 hour per Rebuttal. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 89. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $5,340. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: March 18, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–06599 Filed 3–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE515 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); SEDAR Data Best Practices Standing Panel Webinar National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Data Best Practices Standing Panel Webinar. AGENCY: The SEDAR Data Best Practices Panel will develop, review, and evaluate best practice recommendations for SEDAR Data Workshops, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The SEDAR Data Best Practices Standing Panel Webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julia Byrd at SEDAR (see Contact Information below) to request an invitation providing Webinar access information. Please request Webinar invitations at DATES: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 57 (Thursday, March 24, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15681-15682]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-06599]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim 
Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability 
Provision of the United States--Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (US-PERU 
TPA)

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On behalf of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements (CITA), 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW.,

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Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Telephone: 
202-482-2043, Email: Laurie.Mease@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The United States and Peru negotiated the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion 
Agreement (the ``Agreement''), which entered into force on February 1, 
2009. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, and 
pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, fabric, yarn, and 
fiber produced in Peru or the United States and traded between the two 
countries are 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 Peru or the United States. The items listed 
are commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers. Articles 
containing these items are entitled to duty-free or preferential 
treatment despite containing inputs not produced in Peru 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 Peru 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.
    Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that 
the President publish procedures for parties to exercise the right to 
make these requests. 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. 8341, 74 FR 4105, January 22, 2009). Interim 
procedures to implement these responsibilities were published in the 
Federal Register on August 14, 2009. (See Interim Procedures for 
Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the 
United States--Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act and 
Estimate of Burden for Collection of Information, 74 FR 41111, August 
11, 2009).
    The intent of the U.S.-Peru TPA 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 Peruvian 
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 Peru, subject to Section 203(o) of the Agreement.

II. Method of Collection

    Participants in a commercial availability proceeding must submit 
public versions of their Requests, Responses or Rebuttals 
electronically (via email) for posting on OTEXA's Web site. 
Confidential versions of those submissions which contain business 
confidential information must be delivered in hard copy to the Office 
of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0265.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16 (10 for Requests; 3 for 
Responses; 3 for Rebuttals).
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours per Request, 2 hours per 
Response, and 1 hour per Rebuttal.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 89.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $5,340.

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: March 18, 2016.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-06599 Filed 3-23-16; 8:45 am]
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