USDA Increases the Fiscal Year 2017 Raw Sugar Tariff-Rate Quota, 34472 [2017-15572]

Download as PDF 34472 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 141 Tuesday, July 25, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary USDA Increases the Fiscal Year 2017 Raw Sugar Tariff-Rate Quota Office of the Secretary, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing notice of an increase in the fiscal year (FY) 2017 raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) of 244,690 metric tons raw value (MTRV). DATES: Applicable July 25, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Souleymane Diaby, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, AgStop 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250–1021; or by telephone (202) 720–2916; or by fax to (202) 720–8461; or by email to Souleymane.Diaby@ fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing notice of an increase in the fiscal year (FY) 2017 raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) of 244,690 MTRV. On May 6, 2016, the Office of the Secretary established the FY 2017 TRQ for raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 MTRV (1,231,497 short tons raw value, STRV *), the minimum to which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements. Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to Chapter 17 of the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and Section 359k of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture gives notice of an increase in the quantity of raw cane sugar eligible to enter at the lower rate of duty during FY 2017 by 244,690 MTRV (269,724 STRV). With this increase, the overall FY 2017 raw sugar TRQ is now 1,361,885 MTRV (1,501,221 STRV). Raw cane sugar under this quota must be mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Jul 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 accompanied by a certificate for quota eligibility and may be entered until September 30, 2017. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will allocate this increase among supplying countries and customs areas. USDA also today announced that all sugar entering the United States under the FY 2017 raw sugar TRQ will be permitted to enter U.S. Customs territory through October 31, 2017, a month later than the usual last entry date. Additional U.S. Note 5(a)(iv) to Chapter 17 of the HTS authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to permit sugar allocated under a given quota year to be entered in previous or subsequent quota year. This action is being taken after a determination that additional supplies of raw cane sugar are required in the U.S. market. USDA will closely monitor stocks, consumption, imports and all sugar market and program variables on an ongoing basis, and may make further program adjustments during FY 2017 if needed. * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. Jason Hafemeister, Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. Dated: July 17, 2017. Robert Johannson, Acting Under Secretary, Farm Production and Conservation. [FR Doc. 2017–15572 Filed 7–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0058] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 request an extension of approval for emergency epidemiologic investigations, an information collection to support the National Animal Health Monitoring System. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 25, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2017-0058. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0058, 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 https://www. regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= APHIS-2017-0058 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 information on emergency epidemiologic investigations contact Mr. Bill Kelley, Supervisory Management and Program Analyst, Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B, MS 2E6, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494–7270. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Title: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0376. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 25, 2017 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


USDA Increases the Fiscal Year 2017 Raw Sugar Tariff-Rate Quota

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture is providing notice of an increase in the fiscal year (FY) 
2017 raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) of 244,690 metric tons raw 
value (MTRV).

DATES: Applicable July 25, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Souleymane Diaby, Import Policies and 
Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, AgStop 1021, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250-1021; or by 
telephone (202) 720-2916; or by fax to (202) 720-8461; or by email to 
Souleymane.Diaby@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of the Secretary of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture is providing notice of an increase in the 
fiscal year (FY) 2017 raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) of 244,690 
MTRV. On May 6, 2016, the Office of the Secretary established the FY 
2017 TRQ for raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 MTRV (1,231,497 short tons raw 
value, STRV *), the minimum to which the United States is committed 
under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements. 
Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to Chapter 17 of the U.S. Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule (HTS) and Section 359k of the Agricultural Adjustment 
Act of 1938, as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture gives notice of 
an increase in the quantity of raw cane sugar eligible to enter at the 
lower rate of duty during FY 2017 by 244,690 MTRV (269,724 STRV). With 
this increase, the overall FY 2017 raw sugar TRQ is now 1,361,885 MTRV 
(1,501,221 STRV). Raw cane sugar under this quota must be accompanied 
by a certificate for quota eligibility and may be entered until 
September 30, 2017. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will 
allocate this increase among supplying countries and customs areas.
    USDA also today announced that all sugar entering the United States 
under the FY 2017 raw sugar TRQ will be permitted to enter U.S. Customs 
territory through October 31, 2017, a month later than the usual last 
entry date. Additional U.S. Note 5(a)(iv) to Chapter 17 of the HTS 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to permit sugar allocated under 
a given quota year to be entered in previous or subsequent quota year.
    This action is being taken after a determination that additional 
supplies of raw cane sugar are required in the U.S. market. USDA will 
closely monitor stocks, consumption, imports and all sugar market and 
program variables on an ongoing basis, and may make further program 
adjustments during FY 2017 if needed.
    * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.

Jason Hafemeister,
Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.
    Dated: July 17, 2017.
 Robert Johannson,
Acting Under Secretary, Farm Production and Conservation.
[FR Doc. 2017-15572 Filed 7-24-17; 8:45 am]
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