Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2017 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year, 57880-57881 [2016-20243]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, STOP 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021 or telephone at (202) 720–9439 or email at abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 7 CFR 6.20–6.36 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-quota TRQ tariff-rates by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 24, 2016 / Notices such licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority in order to defray the Department of Agriculture’s costs of administering the licensing system under this regulation. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to be issued for the 2017 calendar year. Notice: The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of administering the licensing system for 2017 has been estimated to be $624,300.00 and the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued is 2,500. Of the total cost, $479,200.00 represents staff and supervisory costs directly related to administering the licensing system, and $145,100.00 represents other miscellaneous costs, including travel, postage, publications, forms, and ADP system support. Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license issued to a person or firm for the 2017 calendar year, in accordance with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $250 per license. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 164 (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57880-57881]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20243]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2017 Tariff-
Rate Import Quota Year

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a fee of $250 to be charged for the 2017 
tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or 
firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of 
certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set 
forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.

DATE:  August 24, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import 
Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, STOP 
1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-1021 or telephone at (202) 720-9439 or email at 
abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing 
Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 
7 CFR 6.20-6.36 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain 
dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those 
dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-
quota TRQ tariff-rates by or for the account of a person or firm to 
whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the 
terms and conditions of the regulation.
    Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license 
authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type 
of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of

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such licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, 
Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged 
for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority 
in order to defray the Department of Agriculture's costs of 
administering the licensing system under this regulation.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing 
Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such 
fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal 
Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to 
be issued for the 2017 calendar year.
    Notice: The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of 
administering the licensing system for 2017 has been estimated to be 
$624,300.00 and the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued 
is 2,500. Of the total cost, $479,200.00 represents staff and 
supervisory costs directly related to administering the licensing 
system, and $145,100.00 represents other miscellaneous costs, including 
travel, postage, publications, forms, and ADP system support.
    Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license 
issued to a person or firm for the 2017 calendar year, in accordance 
with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $250 per license.

    Issued at Washington, DC, the 20th day of July, 2016.
Ronald Lord,
Licensing Authority.
[FR Doc. 2016-20243 Filed 8-23-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-10-P