Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Participant Application, Participant Exit Questionnaire, Alumni Success Story Report, 40140-40141 [2017-17976]

Download as PDF 40140 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices (vii) 3.04 percent of manganese; (viii) 2.05 percent of molybdenum; (ix) 20.15 percent of nickel; (x) 1.55 percent of niobium; (xi) 0.20 percent of nitrogen; (xii) 0.21 percent of phosphorus; (xiii) 3.10 percent of silicon; (xiv) 0.21 percent of sulfur; (xv) 1.05 percent of titanium; (xvi) 4.06 percent of tungsten; (xvii) 0.53 percent of vanadium; or (xviii) 0.015 percent of zirconium. Finished carbon steel flanges are currently classified under subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also be entered under HTSUS subheadings 7307.91.5030 and 7307.91.5070. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–18057 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Participant Application, Participant Exit Questionnaire, Alumni Success Story Report International Trade Administration, Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 23, 2017. DATES: 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 PRAcomments@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, SABIT, Attn: Tracey Rollins, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., 20230, (202) 482–0073, tracy.rollins@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 I. Abstract II. Method of Collection The Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program of the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), is a key element in the U.S. Government’s efforts to support the economic transition of Eurasia (the former Soviet Union) and to support economic growth in other regions of the world, including Pakistan, South Asia, and the Middle East, et al. SABIT develops and implements two- to threeweek training programs for groups of up to 20 business and government professionals from Eurasia and other regions. These professionals meet with U.S. government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and private sector companies in order to learn about various business practices and principles. This unique private sectorU.S. Government partnership was created in order to tap into the U.S. private sector’s expertise and to assist developing regions in their transition to market-based economies while simultaneously boosting trade between the United States and other countries. Participant applications are needed to enable SABIT to find the most qualified participants for the training programs. Participant exit questionnaires provide insight as to what the participants have learned, and they are used to improve the content and administration of future programs. Alumni success story reports track the success of the program as regards to business ties between the U.S. and the countries SABIT covers. The closing date for participant applications is based upon the starting date of the program and is published with the application, on the program’s English-language Web site at www.trade.gov/sabit, and also on the Russian-language Web site at www.sabitprogram.org, if applicable. Pursuant to section 632(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, funding for the programs will be provided by the Agency for International Development (AID). The SABIT Program has revised the collection instruments. The instruments are very similar to those used by SABIT in past years. However, some wording has been changed to reflect the changing needs of SABIT over time. The changes are relatively minor and most of them are rephrasing of wording. Instructions for filling out the form, methods of submission, and the order of questions have been revised on the Participant Application. These revisions are not expected to increase the response time to complete the instruments. Participant applications are available for download from the SABIT English and Russian language Web sites at www.trade.gov/sabit and www.sabitprogram.org. Applications may be sent to program candidates via email or fax upon request. Applications are collected via email. Participant exit questionnaires are given to program participants at the completion of programs in by email and are collected by email, although in rare situations, a paper questionnaire may be completed and submitted. Alumni success story reports are used internally by SABIT staff to record success information, but at times they may be sent to alumni to fill out and submit via email or fax. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0225. Form Number(s): ITA–4143P–3. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500. Estimated Time per Response: Participant application, 3 hours; participant exit questionnaire, 1 hour; alumni success story report, 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–17976 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE467 Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Testing and Training Activities Conducted in the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for Letter of Authorization; request for comments and information. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from the United States Air Force (USAF), Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) 96th Test Wing (AFMC) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting testing and training activities in the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range (EGTTR) in the Gulf of Mexico over the course of five years, from February 4, 2018 through February 3, 2023. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of Eglin AFB’s request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on Eglin AFB’s application and request. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than September 25, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910– 3225 and electronic comments should be sent ITP.Pauline@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments sent via email, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25-megabyte file size. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ permits/military.htm without change. All personal identifying information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Pauline, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability An electronic copy of Eglin AFB’s application may be obtained online at: www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/military.htm. In case of problems accessing the document, please call the contact listed above. Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals of a species or population stock, by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization for incidental takings for marine mammals shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring, and reporting of such taking are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival. The NDAA of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–136) removed the ‘‘small numbers’’ and ‘‘specified geographical region’’ limitations indicated earlier and amended the definition of harassment as it applies to a ‘‘military readiness PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40141 activity’’ to read as follows (Section 3(18)(B) of the MMPA): (i) Any act that injures or has the significant potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild (Level A Harassment); or (ii) any act that disturbs or is likely to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of natural behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, surfacing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering, to a point where such behavioral patterns are abandoned or significantly altered (Level B Harassment). Eglin AFB has identified these testing and training activities as military readiness activities. On April 23, 2012, NMFS promulgated a rulemaking and issued a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for takes of marine mammals incidental to Eglin AFB’s Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School (NEODS) training operations at Eglin AFB. This rule expired on April 24, 2017 (77 FR 16718, March 22, 2012). On March 5, 2014, NMFS promulgated rulemaking and issued a LOA for takes of marine mammals incidental to Eglin AFB’s Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) precision strike weapons (PSW) and air-to-surface (AS) gunnery activities in the EGTTR, which is valid through March 4, 2019 (79 FR 13568, March 11, 2014). In addition to these rules and LOAs, NMFS has issued Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHA) for take of marine mammals incidental to Eglin AFB’s Maritime Strike Operations (78 FR 52135, August 22, 2013; valid August 19, 2013 through August 18, 2014) and Maritime Weapons Systems Evaluations Program (WSEP) annually in 2015 (81 FR 7307) and 2016 (82 FR 10747). Eglin AFB complied with all conditions of the LOAs and IHAs issued, including submission of final reports. Based on these reports, NMFS has determined that impacts to marine mammals were not beyond those anticipated. On November 10, 2015, Eglin Natural Resources submitted an LOA request to consolidate all EGTTR activities into one authorization for five years. NMFS Office of Protected Resources planned to issue the EGTTR LOA by January 2017. However, it became apparent that the LOA would not be issued in time to cover February 2017 Maritime WSEP missions based on concerns associated with the acoustic model methodology and mission-day scenario versus perdetonation approach. Eglin Natural Resources requested and received a separate IHA (82 FR 10747, February 15, 2017) valid from February 4, 2017 through February 3, 2018 for those E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Participant 
Application, Participant Exit Questionnaire, Alumni Success Story 
Report

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, 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 October 23, 
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 PRAcomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, SABIT, Attn: Tracey Rollins, 1401 Constitution Ave. 
NW., 20230, (202) 482-0073, tracy.rollins@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program 
of the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration 
(ITA), is a key element in the U.S. Government's efforts to support the 
economic transition of Eurasia (the former Soviet Union) and to support 
economic growth in other regions of the world, including Pakistan, 
South Asia, and the Middle East, et al. SABIT develops and implements 
two- to three-week training programs for groups of up to 20 business 
and government professionals from Eurasia and other regions. These 
professionals meet with U.S. government agencies, non-governmental 
organizations and private sector companies in order to learn about 
various business practices and principles. This unique private sector-
U.S. Government partnership was created in order to tap into the U.S. 
private sector's expertise and to assist developing regions in their 
transition to market-based economies while simultaneously boosting 
trade between the United States and other countries. Participant 
applications are needed to enable SABIT to find the most qualified 
participants for the training programs. Participant exit questionnaires 
provide insight as to what the participants have learned, and they are 
used to improve the content and administration of future programs. 
Alumni success story reports track the success of the program as 
regards to business ties between the U.S. and the countries SABIT 
covers.
    The closing date for participant applications is based upon the 
starting date of the program and is published with the application, on 
the program's English-language Web site at www.trade.gov/sabit, and 
also on the Russian-language Web site at www.sabitprogram.org, if 
applicable. Pursuant to section 632(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, as amended, funding for the programs will be provided by the 
Agency for International Development (AID).
    The SABIT Program has revised the collection instruments. The 
instruments are very similar to those used by SABIT in past years. 
However, some wording has been changed to reflect the changing needs of 
SABIT over time. The changes are relatively minor and most of them are 
rephrasing of wording. Instructions for filling out the form, methods 
of submission, and the order of questions have been revised on the 
Participant Application. These revisions are not expected to increase 
the response time to complete the instruments.

II. Method of Collection

    Participant applications are available for download from the SABIT 
English and Russian language Web sites at www.trade.gov/sabit and 
www.sabitprogram.org. Applications may be sent to program candidates 
via email or fax upon request. Applications are collected via email. 
Participant exit questionnaires are given to program participants at 
the completion of programs in by email and are collected by email, 
although in rare situations, a paper questionnaire may be completed and 
submitted. Alumni success story reports are used internally by SABIT 
staff to record success information, but at times they may be sent to 
alumni to fill out and submit via email or fax.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0225.
    Form Number(s): ITA-4143P-3.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: Participant application, 3 hours; 
participant exit questionnaire, 1 hour; alumni success story report, 1 
hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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,
Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-17976 Filed 8-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-HE-P