Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 41-Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Authorization of Production Activity; Jeneil Biotech, Inc. (Natural Fragrance Intermediates), Saukville, Wisconsin, 8668-8669 [2019-04336]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 8668 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2019 / Notices for collection of R&D activities. Although NCSES conducted periodic data collections of state government R&D in 1995, 1988 and 1987, more frequent collection was necessary to account for the changing dynamic of state governments’ role in performing and funding R&D and their role as fiduciary intermediaries of federal funds for R&D. The survey is a census of state government departments, agencies, commissions, public authorities, and other dependent entities as defined by the Census Bureau’s Census of Governments program, that performed or funded R&D activities in a given fiscal year. The Census Bureau, serving as collection agent, employs a methodology similar to the one used to collect information from state and local governments on other established censuses and surveys. This methodology involves identifying a central coordinator in each state who will assist Census Bureau staff in identifying appropriate state agencies to be surveyed. Since not all state agencies have the budget authority or operational capacity to perform or fund R&D, NCSES and Census Bureau staffs have identified those agencies most likely to perform or fund R&D based on state session laws, authorizing legislation, budget authority, previous R&D activities, and reports issued by state government agencies. The state coordinators, based on their knowledge of the state government’s own activities and priorities, are asked to confirm which of the selected agencies identified should be sent the survey for a given fiscal year or to add additional agencies to the survey frame. These state coordinators also verify the final responses at the end of the data collection cycle and may assist with nonresponse follow-up with individual state agencies. The collection approach using a central state coordinator is used successfully at the Census Bureau in surveys of local school districts, as well as the annual surveys of state and local government finance. The FY 2019 survey will follow the same content that was collected during the FYs 2016–2018 survey cycles. Final survey results produced by NCSES contain state and national estimates and are useful to a variety of data users interested in R&D performance, including: The National Science Board; the OMB; the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other science policy makers; institutional researchers; and private organizations; and many state governments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Mar 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 Legislators, policy officials, and researchers rely on statistics to make informed decisions about R&D investment at the Federal, state, and local level. These statistics are derived from the existing NCSES sponsored surveys of Federal agencies, higher education institutions, and private industry. The total picture of R&D expenditures, however, had been incomplete due to the lack of data from state governments prior to this implementation of the SGRD in 2006, which now fills that void. State government officials and policy makers garner the most benefit from the results of this survey. Governors and legislatures need a reliable, comprehensive source of data to help in evaluating how best to attract the hightech R&D industries to their state. Officials are able to evaluate their investment in R&D based on comparisons with other states. These comparisons include the sources of funding, the type of R&D being conducted, and the type of R&D performer. State governments serve a unique role within the national portfolio of R&D. Not only are they both performers and funders of R&D like other sectors such as the Federal Government, higher education, or industry, but they also serve as fiduciary intermediaries between the Federal Government and other R&D performers while also providing state specific funds for R&D. The information collected from the SGRD provides data users with perspective on this complex flow of funds. Survey results are used at the Federal level to assess and direct investment in technology and economic issues. Congressional committees and the Congressional Research Service use results of the R&D surveys. The BEA uses these data to estimate the contribution of state agency-funded R&D to the overall impact of treating R&D as an investment in BEA’s statistics of gross domestic product by state-area. NSF also uses data from this survey in various publications produced about the state of R&D in the U.S. The Science and Engineering Indicators, for example, is a biennial report mandated by Congress and describes quantitatively the condition of the country’s R&D efforts and includes data from the SGRD. Survey results are also included in the National Patterns of Research and Development report’s tabulations. The availability of state R&D survey results are posted to NSF’s web page allowing for public access from a variety of other data users as well. Media, university researchers, nonprofit organizations, and foreign government PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 officials are also consumers of state R&D statistics. All users are able to utilize this information in an attempt to better understand the Nation’s R&D resources. Affected Public: State, local or tribal government. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: This survey is conducted under the authority of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, and collected under Title 13, United States Code, Section 8(b). This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–04304 Filed 3–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–73–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 41— Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Authorization of Production Activity; Jeneil Biotech, Inc. (Natural Fragrance Intermediates), Saukville, Wisconsin On September 27, 2018, the Port of Milwaukee, grantee of FTZ 41, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Jeneil Biotech, Inc., within Site 16, in Saukville, Wisconsin. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register, inviting public comment (83 FR 57717–57718, November 16, 2018). On March 6, 2019, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2019 / Notices Dated: March 6, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–04336 Filed 3–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–433–813, A–427–830] Strontium Chromate From Austria and France: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith at (202) 482–1766 or Jaron Moore at (202) 482–3640 (Austria); and Dennis McClure at (202) 482–5973 or Josh Simonidis at (202) 482–0608 (France), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES On September 25, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of strontium chromate from Austria and France.1 The original deadline for these preliminary determinations was February 12, 2019. However, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.2 If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. Accordingly, the revised deadline for these preliminary determinations is now March 25, 2019.3 1 See Strontium Chromate from Austria and France: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 83 FR 49543 (October 2, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 3 This is the next business day after March 24, 2019, the 40-day tolled preliminary determination deadline which falls on a Sunday. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Mar 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 8669 This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On February 11, 2019, the petitioner 4 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations.5 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement to provide adequate time for it to review the respondents’ questionnaire responses and for Commerce to issue supplemental questionnaires and receive responses to those supplemental questionnaires prior to the preliminary determinations. For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated plus 40 days for tolling). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determinations no later than May 13, 2019. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date. I. Abstract 4 The petitioner is Lumimove, Inc., d.b.a. WPC Technologies. 5 See Letters from the petitioner, ‘‘Strontium Chromate from Austria: Request to Extend Preliminary Determination,’’ dated February 11, 2019; and ‘‘Strontium Chromate from France: Request to Extend Preliminary Determination,’’ dated February 11, 2019. The regulations (19 CFR 358.101 through 358.104) provide procedures for requesting the Secretary of Commerce to permit the importation of supplies, such as food, clothing, and medical, surgical, and other supplies, by for-profit and not-for-profit entities for use in PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 4, 2019. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–04280 Filed 3–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Importation of Supplies for Use in Emergency Relief Work International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 May 10, 2019. 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 Scott D. McBride, Assistant Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement & Compliance, Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance, Room 3622, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–6292; fax: 202– 482–4912; Scott.McBride@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 47 (Monday, March 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8668-8669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04336]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-73-2019]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 41--Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Authorization 
of Production Activity; Jeneil Biotech, Inc. (Natural Fragrance 
Intermediates), Saukville, Wisconsin

    On September 27, 2018, the Port of Milwaukee, grantee of FTZ 41, 
submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ 
Board on behalf of Jeneil Biotech, Inc., within Site 16, in Saukville, 
Wisconsin.
    The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations 
of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal 
Register, inviting public comment (83 FR 57717-57718, November 16, 
2018). On March 6, 2019, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board's 
decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this 
time. The production activity described in the notification was 
authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations, 
including Section 400.14.


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    Dated: March 6, 2019.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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