Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection for Self-Certification to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, 78775-78776 [2016-27053]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: October 31, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Reviews VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–27081 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection for Self-Certification to the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 January 9, 2017. 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 jjessup@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to David Ritchie, Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Room 20001, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 DC, (or via the Internet at privacyshield@trade.gov, and tel. 202– 482–1512). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The United States and the European Union (EU) share the goal of enhancing privacy protection for their citizens, but take different approaches to protecting personal data. Given those differences, the Department of Commerce (DOC) developed the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (Privacy Shield) in consultation with the European Commission, as well as with industry and other stakeholders, to provide organizations in the United States with a reliable mechanism for personal data transfers to the United States from the European Union while ensuring the protection of the data as required by EU law. On July 12, 2016, the European Commission deemed the Privacy Shield Framework adequate to enable data transfers under EU law, and the DOC began accepting self-certification submissions from organizations on August 1, 2016. More information on the Privacy Shield is available at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/ welcome. The DOC has issued the Privacy Shield Principles under its statutory authority to foster, promote, and develop international commerce (15 U.S.C. 1512). ITA administers and supervises the Privacy Shield, including by maintaining and making publicly available an authoritative list of U.S. organizations that have self-certified to the DOC. U.S. organizations submit information to ITA to self-certify their compliance with Privacy Shield. U.S. organizations considering selfcertifying to the Privacy Shield should review the Privacy Shield Framework. In summary, in order to enter the Privacy Shield, an organization must (a) be subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Transportation, or another statutory body that will effectively ensure compliance with the Principles; (b) publicly declare its commitment to comply with the Principles; (c) publicly disclose its privacy policies in line with the Principles; and (d) fully implement them. Self-certification to the DOC is voluntary; however, an organization’s failure to comply with the Principles after its self-certification is enforceable under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act prohibiting unfair and deceptive acts in or affecting commerce PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78775 (15 U.S.C. 45(a)) or other laws or regulations prohibiting such acts. In order to rely on the Privacy Shield for transfers of personal data from the EU, an organization must self-certify its adherence to the Principles to the DOC, be placed by the ITA on the Privacy Shield List, and remain on the Privacy Shield List. To self-certify for the Privacy Shield, an organization must provide to the DOC a self-certification submission that contains the information specified in the Privacy Shield Principles. The Privacy Shield self-certification form, the proposed information collection, would be the means by which an organization would provide the relevant information to ITA. II. Method of Collection The Privacy Shield self-certification is submitted electronically by organizations through the DOC’s Privacy Shield Web site (https:// www.privacyshield.gov/). III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0276. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Primarily businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,600. Estimated Time per Response: 40 Minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,376. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,824,200. 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; E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 78776 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–27053 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–049] Ammonium Sulfate From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) preliminarily determines that ammonium sulfate from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) is, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’). The period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) is October 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. AGENCY: DATES: Effective November 9, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maliha Khan or Thomas Martin, AD/ CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0892 or (202) 482–3936 respectively. On May 25, 2016, PCI Nitrogen, LLC, filed a petition with the Department of Commerce alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of certain ammonium sulfate from the PRC. The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on June 22, 2016.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum hereby adopted by this notice.2 The Preliminary sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 See Ammonium Sulfate from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-FairValue Investigation, 81 FR 40665 (June 22, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 2 See Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Less Than Fair Value Investigation of Ammonium Sulfate from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘Preliminary Decision VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit located at Room B8024 of the Department’s main building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and electronic version of Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Period of Investigation The POI is October 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. This period corresponds to the two most recent fiscal quarters prior to the month of the filing of the petition, May 2016. See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1). Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is ammonium sulfate from the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix II. In accordance with the Preamble to the Department’s regulations,3 and as stated in the Initiation Notice, the Department set aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding the scope. The Department did not receive any comments in response. Discussion of Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. For purposes of this preliminary LTFV determination, the Department continues to treat the PRC as a non-market economy country within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act. Because none of the potential respondents in this investigation submitted separate rate applications, they are considered to be part of the PRC-wide entity. Further, the PRC-wide entity did not provide necessary quantity-and-value (‘‘Q&V’’) data the Department requested. Therefore, in making this preliminary determination and in accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, because respondents failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of their ability to respond to the Department’s requests for information, we are drawing an adverse inference in Memorandum’’), dated concurrently with this notice. See also Appendix I. 3 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997) (‘‘Preamble’’). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 selecting a rate from among the facts otherwise available (‘‘AFA’’) in determining the dumping margin for the PRC-wide entity. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Determination In selecting an AFA rate, the Department selects a rate that is sufficiently adverse to ensure that the uncooperative party does not obtain a more favorable result by failing to cooperate than if it had fully cooperated. In an investigation, the Department’s practice with respect to the assignment of an AFA rate is to select the higher of (1) the highest dumping margin alleged in the petition or (2) the highest calculated dumping margin of any respondent in the investigation.4 Therefore, as AFA, the Department preliminarily assigns the highest available petition margin of 493.46 percent as the rate applicable to the PRC-wide entity. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to suspend liquidation of all entries of ammonium sulfate from the PRC, as described in the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ section, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. We will also instruct CBP, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), to require for all PRC exporters/producers of merchandise under consideration, and all non-PRC exporters of merchandise under consideration, the cash deposit rate established for the PRC-wide entity, 493.46 percent.5 The suspension of liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department ordinarily discloses the calculations performed in the investigation to interested parties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b), however, in this proceeding there are no calculations to disclose. Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for 4 See, e.g., Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 3101 (January 20, 2016). 5 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042, 64137 (October 3, 2011). E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information 
Collection for Self-Certification to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield 
Framework

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 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 9, 2017.

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 jjessup@doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to David Ritchie, Department of Commerce, International 
Trade Administration, Room 20001, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC, (or via the Internet at privacyshield@trade.gov, and 
tel. 202-482-1512).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The United States and the European Union (EU) share the goal of 
enhancing privacy protection for their citizens, but take different 
approaches to protecting personal data. Given those differences, the 
Department of Commerce (DOC) developed the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield 
Framework (Privacy Shield) in consultation with the European 
Commission, as well as with industry and other stakeholders, to provide 
organizations in the United States with a reliable mechanism for 
personal data transfers to the United States from the European Union 
while ensuring the protection of the data as required by EU law.
    On July 12, 2016, the European Commission deemed the Privacy Shield 
Framework adequate to enable data transfers under EU law, and the DOC 
began accepting self-certification submissions from organizations on 
August 1, 2016. More information on the Privacy Shield is available at: 
https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome.
    The DOC has issued the Privacy Shield Principles under its 
statutory authority to foster, promote, and develop international 
commerce (15 U.S.C. 1512). ITA administers and supervises the Privacy 
Shield, including by maintaining and making publicly available an 
authoritative list of U.S. organizations that have self-certified to 
the DOC. U.S. organizations submit information to ITA to self-certify 
their compliance with Privacy Shield.
    U.S. organizations considering self-certifying to the Privacy 
Shield should review the Privacy Shield Framework. In summary, in order 
to enter the Privacy Shield, an organization must (a) be subject to the 
investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission 
(FTC), the Department of Transportation, or another statutory body that 
will effectively ensure compliance with the Principles; (b) publicly 
declare its commitment to comply with the Principles; (c) publicly 
disclose its privacy policies in line with the Principles; and (d) 
fully implement them.
    Self-certification to the DOC is voluntary; however, an 
organization's failure to comply with the Principles after its self-
certification is enforceable under Section 5 of the Federal Trade 
Commission Act prohibiting unfair and deceptive acts in or affecting 
commerce (15 U.S.C. 45(a)) or other laws or regulations prohibiting 
such acts.
    In order to rely on the Privacy Shield for transfers of personal 
data from the EU, an organization must self-certify its adherence to 
the Principles to the DOC, be placed by the ITA on the Privacy Shield 
List, and remain on the Privacy Shield List. To self-certify for the 
Privacy Shield, an organization must provide to the DOC a self-
certification submission that contains the information specified in the 
Privacy Shield Principles. The Privacy Shield self-certification form, 
the proposed information collection, would be the means by which an 
organization would provide the relevant information to ITA.

II. Method of Collection

    The Privacy Shield self-certification is submitted electronically 
by organizations through the DOC's Privacy Shield Web site (https://www.privacyshield.gov/).

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0276.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Primarily businesses or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,600.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 Minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,376.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,824,200.

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;

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they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-27053 Filed 11-8-16; 8:45 am]
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