Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, Beer, Malt Beverages, Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Cancellation of Pilot Program Testing Electronic Collection of Import Data, 2442-2443 [2017-00083]

Download as PDF 2442 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices Issued on: December 29, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. public purpose with no further obligation to the Government. 49 U.S.C. Section 5334(h)(l). [FR Doc. 2017–00133 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] Determinations BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Transfer of Federally Assisted Land or Facility AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. Notice of intent to transfer Federally assisted land or facility. ACTION: Section 5334(h) of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified, 49 U.S.C. 5301, et seq., permits the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer land or a facility to a public body for any public purpose with no further obligation to the Federal Government if, among other things, no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. Accordingly, FTA is issuing this Notice to advise Federal Agencies that the Champaign Transit System intends to transfer a 14, 850 square foot, one-story concrete block transit garage building to the Champaign County Sherriff’s Department to store the sheriff’s department vehicles and equipment. Champaign County currently owns the building. SUMMARY: Effective Date: Any Federal agency interested in acquiring the Facility must notify the FTA Region V Office of its interest by February 8, 2017. DATES: Interested parties should notify the Regional Office by writing to ´ Marisol R. Simon, Regional Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, 200 West Adams, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Loster, Regional Counsel, at 312–353–3869. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Background 49 U.S.C. Section 5334(h) provides guidance on the transfer of assets no longer needed. Specifically, if a recipient of FTA assistance decides an asset acquired at least in part with federal assistance is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was acquired, the Secretary of Transportation may authorize the recipient to transfer the asset to a local governmental authority to be used for a VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 The Secretary may authorize a transfer for a public purpose other than public transportation only if the Secretary decides: (A) The asset will remain in public use for at least 5 years after the date the asset is transferred; (B) There is no purpose eligible for assistance under this chapter for which the asset should be used; (C) The overall benefit of allowing the transfer is greater than the interest of the Government in liquidation and return of the financial interest of the Government in the asset, after considering fair market value and other factors; and (D) Through an appropriate screening or survey process, that there is no interest in acquiring the asset for Government use if the asset is a facility or land. Federal Interest in Acquiring Land or Facility This document implements the requirements of 49 U.S.C. Section 5334(h)(l)(D). Accordingly, FTA hereby provides notice of the availability of the Facility further described below. Any Federal agency interested in acquiring the affected facility should promptly notify the FTA. If no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the existing Facility, FTA will make certain that the other requirements specified in 49 U.S.C. Section 5334(h)(1)(A) through (C) are met before permitting the asset to be transferred. The facility is located at 308 Miami Street, Urbana, Ohio and consists of approximately a 14,850 square foot, onestory, concrete block, 12-bay transit garage building. The building was built in 1994 being approximately and has poured concrete footers and concrete slab floor. Other site improvements consist of a concrete apron on approximately 3,262 SF which has approximately 8 lined diagonal spaces of parking and 145 lineal feet of guard rail along the rear of the building. If no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the existing Facility, FTA will make certain that the other requirements specified in 49 U.S.C. Section 5334(h)(1)(A) through (C) are met before permitting the asset to be transferred. ´ Marisol Simon, Regional Administrator, FTA Region V. [FR Doc. 2017–00078 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau [Docket No. TTB–2015–0012; Notice No. 169] Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, Beer, Malt Beverages, Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Cancellation of Pilot Program Testing Electronic Collection of Import Data Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of pilot program. AGENCY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is cancelling a pilot program in which importers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and TTB tested, as part of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) project, the electronic collection of import-related data required by TTB and the transfer of that data to TTB. TTB has amended its regulations to permanently provide importers with the option to file import-related data electronically along with the filing of the entry or entry summary with CBP, making the pilot program no longer necessary. DATES: The cancellation of the pilot program is effective December 31, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Kyranos, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone (202) 453–1039, extension 001; or email itds@ttb.gov. For technical questions related to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or Automated Broker Interface (ABI) transmissions, contact Steven Zaccaro at steven.j.zaccaro@ cbp.dhs.gov. SUMMARY: In Notice No. 156, a Federal Register notice published on August 7, 2015 (80 FR 47558), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced a pilot program to test the collection and transfer of certain import data through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), which is maintained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This pilot was part of TTB’s effort to implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS). The pilot program was open to importers of distilled spirits, wine, beer and malt beverages, tobacco products, processed tobacco, and cigarette papers and tubes, and to U.S. government and industrial alcohol users (referred to in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices this document, collectively, as ‘‘importers’’). Notice No. 156 also announced the availability of, and requested comment on, a draft of the ACE Filing Instructions for TTB-Regulated Commodities (Filing Instructions), which contains instructions for proper electronic filing of import data for TTB-regulated commodities. TTB requested comment on the draft Filing Instructions for 60 days ending October 6, 2015. TTB received no written comments by that date. However, TTB’s experience administering the pilot program led us to make several changes to the Filing Instructions. In Industry Circular 2015–01, issued on October 21, 2015, TTB described how importers participating in the pilot program would submit specific information through ACE, either as an approved alternative to procedures prescribed in the TTB regulations or as a means to fulfill or demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. At the time, most TTB regulations that required the submission of information to CBP at importation required importers to submit paper documents or paper copies of those documents to CBP. Industry Circular 2015–01 also provided specific information about how to apply to participate in the pilot program. In T.D. TTB–145, a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2016 (81 FR 94186), and effective December 31, 2016, TTB amended its regulations to clarify and streamline import procedures, and support the implementation of ITDS and the filing of import information electronically. The amendments include providing the option for importers to file import-related data electronically when filing entry or entry summary data electronically with CBP. As a result, as of December 31, 2016, the TTB regulations provide all TTB-regulated importers with the same option to file import-related information through ACE that participants in the pilot program had. For this reason, this document announces the cancellation of the pilot program and Industry Circular 2015–01, effective December 31, 2016. On that date, importers who have been participating in the pilot program must follow TTB’s regulations with regard to submitting data through ACE for importation of TTB-regulated commodities. Importers who have not been participating in the pilot program also must follow TTB’s amended regulations to submit required information on paper or electronically. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 In addition to the changes TTB made to the Filing Instructions due to the experience gained through the pilot program, TTB has also updated the Filing Instructions to reflect the regulatory changes made in T.D. TTB– 145. The latest version of the Filing Instructions can be found on https:// www.cbp.gov by searching for its title. TTB notes that transmissions to ACE must be through a CBP-approved electronic data interchange system. For more information on submission of import-related information and forms through ACE, please see CBP’s home page on use of ACE at https:// www.cbp.gov/trade/automated. For more general information on TTB’s implementation of ITDS, see https://www.ttb.gov/importers/learnmore-itds.shtml. Drafting Information Andrew Malone of the Regulations and Rulings Division drafted this notice. Signed: January 3, 2017. John J. Manfreda, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–00083 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Notice and Request for Public Comment Announcement Type: Notice and Request for Public Comment. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, 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, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) Allocation Application. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 10, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments via email to Robert Ibanez, NMTC Program Manager, CDFI Fund, at nmtc@ cdfi.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Ibanez, NMTC Program Manager, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2443 Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220. The NMTC Allocation Application may be obtained from the CDFI Fund’s Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov/nmtc. Other information regarding the CDFI Fund and its programs may be obtained through the CDFI Fund’s Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: NMTC Program Allocation Application. OMB Number: 1559–0016. Abstract: Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (the Act) amended the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) by adding IRC § 45D and created the NMTC Program. The Department of the Treasury, through the CDFI Fund, Internal Revenue Service, and Office of Tax Policy, administers the NMTC Program. In order to claim the NMTC, tax payers make Qualified Equity Investments (QEIs) in Community Development Entities (CDEs) and substantially all of the QEI proceeds must, in turn, be used by the CDE to provide investments in businesses and real estate developments in low-income communities and other purposes authorized under the statute. The tax credit provided to the investor totals 39 percent of the amount of the investment and is claimed over a seven-year period. In each of the first three years, the investor receives a credit equal to five percent of the total amount paid for the stock or capital interest at the time of purchase. For the final four years, the value of the credit is six percent annually. Investors may not redeem their investments in CDEs prior to the conclusion of the seven-year period without forfeiting any credit amounts they have received. The CDFI Fund is responsible for certifying organizations as CDEs, and administering the competitive allocation of tax credit authority to CDEs, which it does through annual allocation rounds. As part of the award selection process, CDEs are required to prepare and submit an Allocation Application, which consists of five key sections: Business Strategy; Community Outcomes; Organization Capacity; Capitalization Strategy; and Previous Allocations and Awards. This request for public comment seeks to gather information on the NMTC Allocation Application. Type of Review: Regular Review. Affected Public: CDEs applying for allocations of New Markets Tax Credits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 310. Estimated Annual Time per Respondent: 263. E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

[Docket No. TTB-2015-0012; Notice No. 169]


Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, Beer, Malt Beverages, 
Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; 
Cancellation of Pilot Program Testing Electronic Collection of Import 
Data

AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of cancellation of pilot program.

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SUMMARY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is 
cancelling a pilot program in which importers, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP), and TTB tested, as part of the International Trade 
Data System (ITDS) project, the electronic collection of import-related 
data required by TTB and the transfer of that data to TTB. TTB has 
amended its regulations to permanently provide importers with the 
option to file import-related data electronically along with the filing 
of the entry or entry summary with CBP, making the pilot program no 
longer necessary.

DATES: The cancellation of the pilot program is effective December 31, 
2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Kyranos, Regulations and Rulings 
Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., 
Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone (202) 453-1039, extension 001; 
or email itds@ttb.gov.
    For technical questions related to the Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE) or Automated Broker Interface (ABI) transmissions, 
contact Steven Zaccaro at steven.j.zaccaro@cbp.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Notice No. 156, a Federal Register notice 
published on August 7, 2015 (80 FR 47558), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax 
and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced a pilot program to test the collection 
and transfer of certain import data through the Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE), which is maintained by U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP). This pilot was part of TTB's effort to implement the 
International Trade Data System (ITDS). The pilot program was open to 
importers of distilled spirits, wine, beer and malt beverages, tobacco 
products, processed tobacco, and cigarette papers and tubes, and to 
U.S. government and industrial alcohol users (referred to in

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this document, collectively, as ``importers'').
    Notice No. 156 also announced the availability of, and requested 
comment on, a draft of the ACE Filing Instructions for TTB-Regulated 
Commodities (Filing Instructions), which contains instructions for 
proper electronic filing of import data for TTB-regulated commodities. 
TTB requested comment on the draft Filing Instructions for 60 days 
ending October 6, 2015. TTB received no written comments by that date. 
However, TTB's experience administering the pilot program led us to 
make several changes to the Filing Instructions.
    In Industry Circular 2015-01, issued on October 21, 2015, TTB 
described how importers participating in the pilot program would submit 
specific information through ACE, either as an approved alternative to 
procedures prescribed in the TTB regulations or as a means to fulfill 
or demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. At the time, 
most TTB regulations that required the submission of information to CBP 
at importation required importers to submit paper documents or paper 
copies of those documents to CBP. Industry Circular 2015-01 also 
provided specific information about how to apply to participate in the 
pilot program.
    In T.D. TTB-145, a final rule published in the Federal Register on 
December 22, 2016 (81 FR 94186), and effective December 31, 2016, TTB 
amended its regulations to clarify and streamline import procedures, 
and support the implementation of ITDS and the filing of import 
information electronically. The amendments include providing the option 
for importers to file import-related data electronically when filing 
entry or entry summary data electronically with CBP. As a result, as of 
December 31, 2016, the TTB regulations provide all TTB-regulated 
importers with the same option to file import-related information 
through ACE that participants in the pilot program had.
    For this reason, this document announces the cancellation of the 
pilot program and Industry Circular 2015-01, effective December 31, 
2016. On that date, importers who have been participating in the pilot 
program must follow TTB's regulations with regard to submitting data 
through ACE for importation of TTB-regulated commodities. Importers who 
have not been participating in the pilot program also must follow TTB's 
amended regulations to submit required information on paper or 
electronically.
    In addition to the changes TTB made to the Filing Instructions due 
to the experience gained through the pilot program, TTB has also 
updated the Filing Instructions to reflect the regulatory changes made 
in T.D. TTB-145. The latest version of the Filing Instructions can be 
found on https://www.cbp.gov by searching for its title.
    TTB notes that transmissions to ACE must be through a CBP-approved 
electronic data interchange system. For more information on submission 
of import-related information and forms through ACE, please see CBP's 
home page on use of ACE at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated.
    For more general information on TTB's implementation of ITDS, see 
https://www.ttb.gov/importers/learn-more-itds.shtml.

Drafting Information

    Andrew Malone of the Regulations and Rulings Division drafted this 
notice.

    Signed: January 3, 2017.
John J. Manfreda,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-00083 Filed 1-6-17; 8:45 am]
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