Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 5239 [2018-02266]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 6, 2018 / Notices Dated: January 25, 2018. Brandon Lipps, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2018–02379 Filed 2–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request a revision for a currently approved information collection procedure for entry of specialty sugars into the United States. DATES: Comments should be received on or before April 9, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments as requested in this document. In your comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, hand delivery, or courier: William Janis, International Economist, Import Policies and Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250–1021; • Email: William.Janis@fas.usda.gov; or • Telephone: (202) 720–2194. Comments will be available for inspection online at http:// www.regulations.gov and at the mail address listed above between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Janis, (202) 720–2194, William.Janis@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Feb 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 Title: Specialty Sugar Certificate Application. OMB Number: 0551–0025. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2018. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The quota system established by Presidential Proclamation 4941 of May 5, 1982, prevented imports of certain sugars used for specialized purposes which originated in countries without quota allocations. Therefore, the regulation at 15 CFR part 2011 (Allocation of TariffRate Quota on Imported Sugars, Syrups and Molasses, subpart B—Specialty Sugar) established terms and conditions under which certificates are issued permitting U.S. importers holding certificates to enter specialty sugars from specialty sugar source countries under the sugar tariff-rate quotas (TRQ). Nothing in this subpart affects the ability to enter specialty sugars at the over-TRQ duty rates. Applicants for certificates for the import of specialty sugars must supply the information required by 15 CFR 2011.205 to be eligible to receive a specialty sugar certificate. The specific information required on an application must be collected from those who wish to participate in the program in order to grant specialty sugar certificates, ensure that imported specialty sugar does not disrupt the current domestic sugar program, and administer the issuance of the certificates effectively. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2 hours per response. Respondents: Importers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 120 hours. Request for Comments: We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FAS’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FAS’s estimate of burden 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, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5239 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578 or email at Connie.Ehrhart@fas.usda.gov. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. E-Government Act Compliance FAS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act, to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. Dated: January 19, 2018. Bobby Richey Jr., Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2018–02266 Filed 2–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request a revision for a currently approved information collection procedure for Sugar Import Licensing Programs. DATES: Comments should be received on or before April 9, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments as requested in this document. In your comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, hand delivery, or courier: William Janis, International Economist, Import Policies and Programs Division, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 5239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02266]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to 
request a revision for a currently approved information collection 
procedure for entry of specialty sugars into the United States.

DATES: Comments should be received on or before April 9, 2018 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments as requested in this 
document. In your comment, include the volume, date, and page number of 
this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of 
the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail, hand delivery, or courier: William Janis, 
International Economist, Import Policies and Programs Division, Foreign 
Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-1021;
     Email: [email protected]; or
     Telephone: (202) 720-2194.
    Comments will be available for inspection online at http://www.regulations.gov and at the mail address listed above between 8:00 
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
    Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for 
communication of information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, 
etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and 
TDD).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Janis, (202) 720-2194, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Specialty Sugar Certificate Application.
    OMB Number: 0551-0025.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2018.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The quota system established by Presidential Proclamation 
4941 of May 5, 1982, prevented imports of certain sugars used for 
specialized purposes which originated in countries without quota 
allocations. Therefore, the regulation at 15 CFR part 2011 (Allocation 
of Tariff-Rate Quota on Imported Sugars, Syrups and Molasses, subpart 
B--Specialty Sugar) established terms and conditions under which 
certificates are issued permitting U.S. importers holding certificates 
to enter specialty sugars from specialty sugar source countries under 
the sugar tariff-rate quotas (TRQ). Nothing in this subpart affects the 
ability to enter specialty sugars at the over-TRQ duty rates. 
Applicants for certificates for the import of specialty sugars must 
supply the information required by 15 CFR 2011.205 to be eligible to 
receive a specialty sugar certificate. The specific information 
required on an application must be collected from those who wish to 
participate in the program in order to grant specialty sugar 
certificates, ensure that imported specialty sugar does not disrupt the 
current domestic sugar program, and administer the issuance of the 
certificates effectively.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 120 hours.
    Request for Comments: We are requesting comments on all aspects of 
this information collection to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
FAS's functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FAS's estimate of burden 
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, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Copies of this 
information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-1578 or email at 
[email protected].
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office 
of Management and Budget approval.

E-Government Act Compliance

    FAS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act, to promote 
the use of the internet and other information technologies to provide 
increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information 
and services, and for other purposes.

    Dated: January 19, 2018.
Bobby Richey Jr.,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-02266 Filed 2-5-18; 8:45 am]
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