60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request To Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware, 47235-47236 [2018-20209]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2018 / Notices Dated: June 4, 2018. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State. Note: The Office of the Federal Register received this document on September 13, 2018. [FR Doc. 2018–20284 Filed 9–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–43–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10548] Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from on or about October 11, 2018, until on or about January 6, 2019; at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida, from on or about February 9, 2019, until on or about May 5, 2019; at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, from on or about June 13, 2019, until on or about September 8, 2019; at the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, from on or about October 10, 2019, until on or about January 5, 2020; at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, from on or about February 13, 2020, until on or about May 10, 2020; at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, from on or about June 20, 2020, until on or about September 13, 2020; at The Frick Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from on or about October 29, 2020, until on or about January 24, 2021; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliot Chiu, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/ daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–14 of September 10, 2018. Jennifer Z. Galt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–20210 Filed 9–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10543] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request To Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to November 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2018–0041’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: DDTCPublicComments@ state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Attn: Andrea Battista, 2401 E St. NW, Suite H–1205, Washington, DC 20522–0112. You must include the subject (PRA 60 Day Comment), information collection SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47235 title (Request to Change End User, End Use, and/or Destination Hardware), and OMB control number (1405–0173 in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding this collection to Andrea Battista, who may be reached at BattistaAL@state.gov or 202–663–3136. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Request to Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0173. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). • Form Number: DS–6004. • Respondents: Business or Nonprofit Organizations. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. • Estimated Number of Responses: 500. • Average Time per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 500 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The Request to Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware information collection is used to request DDTC approval prior to any sale, transfer, transshipment, or disposal, whether permanent or temporary, of classified or unclassified defense articles to any end-user, end-use or destination other than as stated on a license or other approval. E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 47236 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2018 / Notices Methodology Currently, there is no option of electronic submission of this information. Submissions are made via hardcopy documentation. Applicants are referred to ITAR § 123.9 for guidance on information to submit regarding the request to change end-user, end-use and/or destination of hardware. Upon implementation of DDTC’s new case management system, The Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS), a DS–6004 may be submitted electronically. Anthony M. Dearth, Chief of Staff, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–20209 Filed 9–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket Number USTR–2018–0032] Procedures To Consider Requests for Exclusion of Particular Products From the Additional Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In a notice published on August 16, 2018 (83 FR 40823), the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) determined to take an additional action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The August 16 notice also announced that the Trade Representative would establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders may request that particular products classified within a tariff subheading covered by the additional action be excluded from the additional duties. This notice sets out the specific procedures and criteria related to requests for product exclusions, and opens up a docket for the receipt of exclusion requests. DATES: USTR must receive all requests to exclude a particular product by December 18, 2018. Responses to a request for exclusion of a particular product are due 14 days after the request is posted in docket number USTR–2018–0032 on www.regulations.gov. Any replies to daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 responses to an exclusion request are due the later of 7 days after the close of the 14 day response period, or 7 days after the posting of a response. ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting requests for exclusion, responses to requests, and replies to responses in section B below. The docket number is USTR–2018– 0032. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the product exclusion process, contact Assistant General Counsels Megan Grimball or Philip Butler, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395–5725. For questions on customs classification or implementation of additional duties, contact traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background On August 18, 2017, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation into certain acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation (82 FR 40213). In a notice published on April 6, 2018 (83 FR 14906), the Trade Representative announced a determination that the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China covered in the investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce. The April 6 notice also invited public comment on a proposed action in the investigation, in the form of an additional 25 percent ad valorem duty on products from China classified in a list of 1,333 tariff subheadings, with an annual trade value of approximately $50 billion. After review, the Trade Representative determined to take an initial action in the investigation, and to consider an additional proposed action. See 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018). The Trade Representative narrowed the proposed list in the April 6 notice to 818 tariff subheadings, with an approximate annual trade value of $34 billion. This initial action became effective on July 6, 2018. The additional proposed action was an additional ad valorem duty of 25 percent on products of China classified in 284 tariff subheadings, with an annual trade value of approximately $16 billion, as set forth in Annex C to the June 20 notice. After review, the Trade Representative determined to impose additional duties on 279 tariff subheadings, with an annual trade value PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of approximately $16 billion. See 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018). The additional duties on these products took effect on August 23, 2018. During the notice and comment process, a number of interested persons asserted that specific products within a particular tariff subheading only were available from China, that the imposition of additional duties on the specific products would cause severe economic harm to a U.S. interest, and that the specific products were not strategically important or related to the ‘‘Made in China 2025’’ program. In light of such concerns, the Trade Representative determined to establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders may request that particular products classified within a covered HTSUS subheading be excluded from the additional action. That process is set out in the remainder of this notice. B. Procedures To Request the Exclusion of Particular Products USTR invites interested persons, including trade associations, to submit requests for exclusion from the additional duties of a particular product classified within an HTSUS subheading set out in Annex A of the notice published at 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018). As explained in more detail below, each request specifically must identify a particular product, and provide supporting data and the rationale for the requested exclusion. USTR will evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis, taking into account whether the exclusion would undermine the objective of the Section 301 investigation. Any exclusion will be effective starting from the August 23, 2018 effective date of the additional duties, and extending for one year after the publication of the exclusion determination in the Federal Register. In other words, an exclusion, if granted, will apply retroactively to the August 23 date of the imposition of the additional duties. USTR will periodically announce decisions on pending requests. 1. Requests for Exclusion of Particular Products With regard to product identification, any request for exclusion must include the following information: • Identification of the particular product in terms of the physical characteristics (e.g., dimensions, material composition, or other characteristics) that distinguish it from other products within the covered 8digit subheading. USTR will not consider requests that identify the product at issue in terms of the identity E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47235-47236]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20209]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 10543]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request To 
Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are 
requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals 
and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 
November 19, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on 
this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the 
document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2018-0041'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: [email protected].
     Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls, Attn: Andrea Battista, 2401 E St. NW, Suite H-
1205, Washington, DC 20522-0112.
    You must include the subject (PRA 60 Day Comment), information 
collection title (Request to Change End User, End Use, and/or 
Destination Hardware), and OMB control number (1405-0173 in any 
correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding this collection to Andrea Battista, who may be 
reached at [email protected] or 202-663-3136.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Request to Change End 
User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0173.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls 
(DDTC).
     Form Number: DS-6004.
     Respondents: Business or Nonprofit Organizations.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 500.
     Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 500 hours.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    The Request to Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of 
Hardware information collection is used to request DDTC approval prior 
to any sale, transfer, transshipment, or disposal, whether permanent or 
temporary, of classified or unclassified defense articles to any end-
user, end-use or destination other than as stated on a license or other 
approval.

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Methodology

    Currently, there is no option of electronic submission of this 
information. Submissions are made via hardcopy documentation. 
Applicants are referred to ITAR Sec.  123.9 for guidance on information 
to submit regarding the request to change end-user, end-use and/or 
destination of hardware. Upon implementation of DDTC's new case 
management system, The Defense Export Control and Compliance System 
(DECCS), a DS-6004 may be submitted electronically.

Anthony M. Dearth,
Chief of Staff, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department 
of State.
[FR Doc. 2018-20209 Filed 9-17-18; 8:45 am]
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