Tuna-Tariff Rate Quota for Calendar Year 2018 Tuna Classifiable Under Subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 44059 [2018-18687]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 29, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Customs and Border Protection [FWS–HQ–MB–2018–N104; FF09M13200/ 189/FXMB12330900000; OMB Control Number 1018—New] [CBP Dec. 18–10] Tuna-Tariff Rate Quota for Calendar Year 2018 Tuna Classifiable Under Subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) and Junior Duck Stamp Contests U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: Announcement of the quota quantity of tuna in airtight containers for Calendar Year 2018. ACTION: Each year, the tariff-rate quota for tuna described in subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), is calculated as a percentage of the tuna in airtight containers entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the preceding Calendar Year. This document sets forth the tariff-rate quota for Calendar Year 2018. SUMMARY: The 2018 tariff-rate quota is applicable to tuna in airtight containers entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melba Hubbard, Headquarters Quota Branch, Interagency Collaboration Division, Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229–1155, (202) 863–6560. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Background It has been determined that 13,951,961 kilograms of tuna in airtight containers may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the Calendar Year 2018, at the rate of 6.0 percent ad valorem under subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Any such tuna which is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the current calendar year in excess of this quota will be dutiable at the rate of 12.5 percent ad valorem under subheading 1604.14.30, HTSUS. Dated: August 23, 2018. Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. [FR Doc. 2018–18687 Filed 8–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Aug 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we), are proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 28, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@ fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018—New in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_ Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44059 We published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information on February 1, 2018 (83 FR 4671). We received one comment in response to that Notice, but it did not address the information collection. We took no action in response to the comment. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the Service; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Service enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Service minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract History of the Federal Duck Stamp On March 16, 1934, Congress passed, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed, the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act (16 U.S.C. 718–718k). Popularly known as the Duck Stamp Act, it required all waterfowl hunters 16 years or older to buy a stamp annually. The revenue generated was originally earmarked for the Department of Agriculture, but 5 years later was transferred to the Department of the Interior and the Service. In the years since its enactment, the Federal Duck Stamp Program has become one of the most popular and successful conservation programs ever initiated. Today, some 1.5 million stamps are sold each year, and as of 2017, Federal Duck Stamps have generated more than $1 billion for the preservation of more than 6 million acres of waterfowl habitat in the United States. Numerous other birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have similarly prospered because of habitat E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[CBP Dec. 18-10]


Tuna-Tariff Rate Quota for Calendar Year 2018 Tuna Classifiable 
Under Subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: Announcement of the quota quantity of tuna in airtight 
containers for Calendar Year 2018.

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SUMMARY: Each year, the tariff-rate quota for tuna described in 
subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS), is calculated as a percentage of the tuna in airtight 
containers entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during 
the preceding Calendar Year. This document sets forth the tariff-rate 
quota for Calendar Year 2018.

DATES: The 2018 tariff-rate quota is applicable to tuna in airtight 
containers entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during 
the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melba Hubbard, Headquarters Quota 
Branch, Interagency Collaboration Division, Trade Policy and Programs, 
Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 
20229-1155, (202) 863-6560.

Background

    It has been determined that 13,951,961 kilograms of tuna in 
airtight containers may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the Calendar Year 2018, at the rate of 6.0 percent 
ad valorem under subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS). Any such tuna which is entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption during the current calendar year in 
excess of this quota will be dutiable at the rate of 12.5 percent ad 
valorem under subheading 1604.14.30, HTSUS.

    Dated: August 23, 2018.
Brenda B. Smith,
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.
[FR Doc. 2018-18687 Filed 8-28-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9111-14-P