Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee, 87905-87906 [2016-29229]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the export of animal products from the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before February 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0085. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0085, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0085 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the export of animal products from the United States, contact Dr. Dawn Hunter, Director, Export Products, National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3333. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Export Health Certificate for Animal Products. OMB Control Number: 0579–0256. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The export of agricultural commodities, including animals and animal products, is a major business in the United States and contributes to a favorable balance of trade. To facilitate the export of U.S. animals and animal products, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) maintains information regarding the mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 import health requirements of other countries for animals and animal products exported from the United States. The regulations for export certification of animals and animal products are contained in 9 CFR parts 91 and 156. Many countries that import animal products from the United States require a certification from APHIS that the United States is free of certain diseases. These countries may also require that our certification statement contain additional declarations regarding the U.S. animal products being exported. This certification must carry the USDA seal and be endorsed by an APHIS representative (e.g., a Veterinary Medical Officer). The certification process involves the use of information collection activities, including an animal products export certificate and request for a hearing. An exporter can request a hearing to appeal a decision if a request for a certificate is not granted due to an exporter not meeting certain requirements in part 156 or if a certificate is denied or withdrawn by Veterinary Services if it is determined that an issued certificate has been altered or parts imitated. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.32 hours per response. Respondents: Exporters of U.S. animal products. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 43,467. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 87905 Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.25. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 184,737. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 59,117 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of November 2016. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–29172 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice to solicit nominees. AGENCY: The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets twice annually to advise GIPSA on the programs and services it delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help GIPSA better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace. DATES: GIPSA will consider nominations received by January 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations for the Advisory Committee by completing form AD–755 and mail to: • Terri L. Henry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Rm. 2542–S, Mail Stop 3611, Washington, DC 20250–3611, or • FAX: 202–690–2173. Form AD–755 may be obtained via USDA’s Web site: http:// www.gipsa.usda.gov/fgis/forms-fgis/ ad755.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri L. Henry, telephone (202) 205– 8281 or email Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 87906 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices As required by section 21 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 87j), as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) established the Advisory Committee on September 29, 1981, to provide advice to the GIPSA Administrator on implementation of the USGSA. As specified in the USGSA, each member’s term is 3 years and no member may serve successive terms. The Advisory Committee consists of 15 members, appointed by the Secretary, who represent the interests of grain producers, processors, handlers, merchandisers, consumers, exporters, and scientists with expertise in research related to the policies in section 2 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 74). While members of the Advisory Committee serve without compensation, USDA reimburses them for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, for travel away from their homes or regular places of business in performance of Advisory Committee service (see 5 U.S.C. 5703). A list of current Advisory Committee members and other relevant information are available on the GIPSA at http:// www.gipsa.usda.gov/fgis/ adcommit.html. GIPSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee to replace seven members whose terms will expire April 1, 2017. Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that recommendations of the Advisory Committee take into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the USDA, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The final selection of Advisory Committee members and alternates is made by the Secretary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–29229 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–863] Honey From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Intent To Rescind New Shipper Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department is conducting a new shipper review (‘‘NSR’’) covering the period of review (‘‘POR’’) of December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. Because the sales made by Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd. (‘‘Sunbeauty’’) are not bona fide, we have preliminarily determined to rescind this NSR. DATES: Effective December 6, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta or Carrie Bethea, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2593 or (202) 482–1491, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In response to a December 17, 2015 request from Sunbeauty,1 on February 3, 2016, the Department published the notice of initiation of a new shipper review of honey for the period December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015.2 On June 14, 2016, the Department extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results by 120 days to November 30, 2016.3 The Department sent the NSR antidumping duty questionnaire to Sunbeauty on February 3, 2016,4 to which it responded in a timely manner.5 Between March 2016 and August 2016, 1 See Request for NSR. Initiation Notice. 3 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through James C. Doyle, Director, Office V, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations ‘‘Honey from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review’’ (June 14, 2016). 4 See Letter to Shanghai Sunbeauty Co., Ltd. from Catherine Bertrand, Program Manager, Office V, regarding, ‘‘New Shipper Questionnaire,’’ dated February 3, 2016. 5 See Letter to the Secretary from Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd., regarding, ‘‘Honey from the People’s Republic of China: Shanghai Sunbeauty Section A Response,’’ dated March 2, 2016; Letter to the Secretary from Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd., regarding, ‘‘Honey from the People’s Republic of China: Response to Importer-Specific Questions,’’ dated March 2, 2016. 2 See PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Department issued supplemental questionnaires to Sunbeauty, to which it responded in a timely manner.6 Petitioner submitted comments on Sunbeauty’s questionnaire response between March and September 2016.7 Sunbeauty submitted rebuttal comments to Petitioner’s comments between March and September 2016.8 Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are natural honey, artificial honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, preparations of natural honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight and flavored honey. The subject merchandise includes all grades and colors of honey whether in liquid, creamed, comb, cut comb, or chunk form, and whether packaged for retail or in bulk form. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 0409.00.00, 1702.90.90 and 2106.90.99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise under order is dispositive. Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 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 http://access.trade.gov and in the Department’s Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a 6 See, e.g., Letter to Shanghai Sunbeauty Co., Ltd., regarding, ‘‘Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Honey from the People’s Republic of China—Supplemental Section AC Questionnaire,’’ dated July 7, 2016. 7 Petitioner is the American Honey Producers Association and Sioux Honey Association. See, e.g., Letter to the Secretary from Petitioners, regarding, ‘‘Honey from the People’s Republic of China— Petitioners’ Submission of New Factual Information to Rebut, Clarify, or Correct, Information Contained in Sunbeauty’s Importer-Specific Questionnaire,’’ dated August 8, 2016. 8 See, e.g., Letter to the Secretary from Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd., regarding, ‘‘Honey from the People’s Republic of China: Rebuttal Comments on CBP Entry Documentation,’’ dated March 28, 2016. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 6, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 87905-87906]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29229]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain 
Inspection Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION: Notice to solicit nominees.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, 
Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking nominations 
for individuals to serve on the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory 
Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets twice 
annually to advise GIPSA on the programs and services it delivers under 
the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). Recommendations by the Advisory 
Committee help GIPSA better meet the needs of its customers who operate 
in a dynamic and changing marketplace.

DATES: GIPSA will consider nominations received by January 20, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations for the Advisory Committee by completing 
form AD-755 and mail to:
     Terri L. Henry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., Rm. 2542-S, Mail Stop 3611, Washington, DC 
20250-3611, or
     FAX: 202-690-2173.
    Form AD-755 may be obtained via USDA's Web site: http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/fgis/forms-fgis/ad755.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri L. Henry, telephone (202) 205-
8281 or email Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 21 of the USGSA (7 
U.S.C. 87j), as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) 
established the Advisory Committee on September 29, 1981, to provide 
advice to the GIPSA Administrator on implementation of the USGSA. As 
specified in the USGSA, each member's term is 3 years and no member may 
serve successive terms.
    The Advisory Committee consists of 15 members, appointed by the 
Secretary, who represent the interests of grain producers, processors, 
handlers, merchandisers, consumers, exporters, and scientists with 
expertise in research related to the policies in section 2 of the USGSA 
(7 U.S.C. 74). While members of the Advisory Committee serve without 
compensation, USDA reimburses them for travel expenses, including per 
diem in lieu of subsistence, for travel away from their homes or 
regular places of business in performance of Advisory Committee service 
(see 5 U.S.C. 5703).
    A list of current Advisory Committee members and other relevant 
information are available on the GIPSA at http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/fgis/adcommit.html.
    GIPSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the 
Advisory Committee to replace seven members whose terms will expire 
April 1, 2017.
    Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, 
color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical 
disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that 
recommendations of the Advisory Committee take into account the needs 
of the diverse groups served by the USDA, membership shall include, to 
the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to 
represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
    The final selection of Advisory Committee members and alternates is 
made by the Secretary.

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-29229 Filed 12-5-16; 8:45 am]
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