Determination of Total Amounts of Fiscal Year 2020 WTO Tariff-Rate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups and Molasses, 30691-30692 [2019-13653]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 124 / Thursday, June 27, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study-II (SNMCS–II). OMB Control Number: 0584–NEW. Summary of Collection: Section 28(a) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act authorizes the USDA Secretary to conduct performance assessments of the school meal programs, including the nutritional quality of the meals and the costs of producing them. The SNMCS–II will provide a comprehensive picture of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and will provide critical information about the nutritional quality, cost, and acceptability of school meals seven years after major reforms began being phased in during the 2012–2013 school year. This study is broken down into two sub-studies: The ‘‘mainland study’’ and the ‘‘outlying areas cost study’’ and has four broad objectives including (1) describing the School Food Authority (SFA) and school environment, food service operating policies and practices, student participation, and other characteristics of schools and SFAs participating in NSLP and SBP, (2) determining the food and nutrient content of school meals and afterschool snacks and the overall nutritional quality of these meals and snacks; (3) determining the cost to produce reimbursable school lunches and breakfasts, including indirect and local administrative costs, and examining the ratio of revenues to costs; and (4) describing student characteristics, participation, student/parent satisfaction, plate waste, and students’ dietary intakes. This study will update previous data collected during SY 2014– 2015 for the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS–I). Need and Use of the Information: This voluntary study will collect data from state agencies, school food authorities, local education authorities, schools, food service management companies, students, and parents/ guardians. The data collected from the ‘‘mainland study’’ will provide Federal, State, and local policymakers with current information about how federally sponsored school meal programs are operating. The findings from SNMCS–II will be compared to those from SNMCS–I to explore trends in food service operations, the nutrient content of school meals, meal costs and revenues, and student participation, plate waste, and dietary intakes. The study will also examine relationships among the key domains, especially VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:15 Jun 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 among nutritional quality, cost, and student participation. Data collected from the ‘‘outlying areas cost study’’ will estimate the costs of producing reimbursable school meals in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands, and will examine the relationship of costs to revenues in these States and Territories. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; profit/nonprofit businesses; and individuals/ households. Number of Respondents: 14,355. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One Time Only. Total Burden Hours: 26,438. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–13689 Filed 6–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary Determination of Total Amounts of Fiscal Year 2020 WTO Tariff-Rate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups and Molasses Office of the Secretary, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (the Secretary) announces the establishment of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (October 1, 2019–September 30, 2020) in-quota aggregate quantity of raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV), and the establishment of the FY 2020 in-quota aggregate quantity of certain sugars, syrups, and molasses (also referred to as refined sugar) at 192,000 MTRV. DATES: The aforementioned in-quota aggregate quantities are established as of June 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Souleymane Diaby, (202) 720–2916, Souleymane.Diaby@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The provisions of paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) authorize the Secretary to establish the in-quota tariff-rate quota (TRQ) amounts (expressed in terms of raw value) for imports of raw cane sugar SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30691 and certain sugars, syrups, and molasses that may be entered under the subheadings of the HTS subject to the lower tier of duties during each fiscal year. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for the allocation of these quantities among supplying countries and areas. Section 359(k) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, requires that at the beginning of the quota year the Secretary of Agriculture establish the TRQs for raw cane sugar and refined sugars at the minimum levels necessary to comply with obligations under international trade agreements, with the exception of specialty sugar. The Secretary’s authority under paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and Section 359(k) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, has been delegated to the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs (7 CFR 2.26). Notice is hereby given that I have determined, in accordance with paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the HTS and section 359(k) of the 1938 Act, that an aggregate quantity of up to 1,117,195 MTRV of raw cane sugar may be entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during FY 2020. This is the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreements. I have further determined that an aggregate quantity of 192,000 MTRV of sugars, syrups, and molasses (refined sugar) may be entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during FY 2020. This quantity includes the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreements, 22,000 MTRV, of which 20,344 MTRV is established for any sugars, syrups and molasses, and 1,656 MTRV is reserved for specialty sugar. An additional amount of 170,000 MTRV is added to the specialty sugar TRQ for a total of 171,656 MTRV. Because the specialty sugar TRQ is first-come, first-served, tranches are needed to allow for orderly marketing throughout the year. The FY 2020 specialty sugar TRQ will be opened in five tranches. The first tranche, totaling 1,656 MTRV, will open October 1, 2019. All specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second tranche of 50,000 MTRV will open on October 9, 2019. The third tranche of 55,000 MTRV will open on January 22, 2020. The fourth tranche of 35,000 MTRV will open on April 15, 2020. The fifth E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 30692 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 124 / Thursday, June 27, 2019 / Notices tranche of 35,000 MTRV will open on July 15, 2020. The second, third, fourth, and fifth tranches will be reserved for organic sugar and other specialty sugars not currently produced commercially in the United States or reasonably available from domestic sources. * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. Dated: June 13, 2019. Ted A. McKinney, Under Secretary, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–13653 Filed 6–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0075] Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Biological Control of Brazilian Peppertree Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We are advising the public that we have prepared a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact relative to the release of Calophya latiforceps and Pseudophilothrips ichini for the biological control of Brazilian peppertree, a significant invasive weed, within the contiguous United States. Based on our finding of no significant impact, we have determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Colin D. Stewart, Assistant Director, Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits, Permitting and Compliance Coordination, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2327, email: Colin.Stewart@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia) is an evergreen perennial shrub or small tree found in various southern States but grows primarily in Florida. This noxious weed poses a serious threat to biodiversity in many ecosystems and invades areas such as canal banks, fallow farmlands, and natural communities. On February 27, 2019, we published in the Federal Register (84 FR 6355– 6356, Docket No. APHIS–2018–0075) a jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:15 Jun 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 notice 1 in which we announced the availability, for public review and comment, of an environmental assessment (EA) that examined the potential environmental impacts associated with the release of Calophya latiforceps and Pseudophilothrips ichini for the biological control of Brazilian peppertree within the contiguous United States. We solicited comments on the EA for 30 days ending March 29, 2019. We received 129 comments by that date. Our responses to the comments are included in the final EA. In this document, we are advising the public of our finding of no significant impact (FONSI) regarding the release of C. latiforceps and P. ichini for the biological control of Brazilian peppertree within the contiguous United States. The finding, which is based on the EA, reflects our determination that release of the C. latiforceps and P. ichini will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Concurrent with this announcement, we will issue a permit for the release of C. latiforceps and P. ichini for the biological control of Brazilian peppertree. The EA and FONSI may be viewed on the Regulations.gov website (see footnote 1). Copies of the EA and FONSI are also available for public inspection at USDA, Room 1141, South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons wishing to inspect copies are requested to call ahead on (202) 799–7039 to facilitate entry into the reading room. In addition, copies may be obtained by calling or writing to the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The EA and FONSI have been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b); and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). 1 To view the notice, supporting documents, and the comments we received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS2018-0075. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Done in Washington, DC, this 21st day of June 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–13705 Filed 6–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD Meetings Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, July 8–10, 2019, at the times and location listed below. DATES: The schedule of events is as follows: SUMMARY: Monday, July 8, 2019 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.—Technical Programs Committee 11:30 a.m.–Noon—Ad Hoc Committee on Design Guidance 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.—Ad Hoc Committee on Frontier Issues Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.—Planning and Evaluation Committee Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:30 a.m.–Noon—Budget Committee 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.—Board Meeting ADDRESSES: Meetings will be held at the Access Board Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the meetings, please contact David Capozzi, Executive Director, (202) 272–0010 (voice); (202) 272–0054 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the Board meeting scheduled on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 10, the Access Board will consider the following agenda items: • Approval of March 13, 2019 draft meeting minutes (vote) • Ad Hoc Committee Reports: Design Guidance; Frontier Issues • Technical Programs Committee • Planning and Evaluation Committee • Budget Committee • Election Assistance Commission Report E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 124 (Thursday, June 27, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30691-30692]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13653]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


Determination of Total Amounts of Fiscal Year 2020 WTO Tariff-
Rate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups and Molasses

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture 
(the Secretary) announces the establishment of the Fiscal Year (FY) 
2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020) in-quota aggregate quantity 
of raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV), and the 
establishment of the FY 2020 in-quota aggregate quantity of certain 
sugars, syrups, and molasses (also referred to as refined sugar) at 
192,000 MTRV.

DATES: The aforementioned in-quota aggregate quantities are established 
as of June 27, 2019.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural 
Service, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Stop 1021, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-1021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Souleymane Diaby, (202) 720-2916, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The provisions of paragraph (a)(i) of the 
Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (HTS) authorize the Secretary to establish the in-quota 
tariff-rate quota (TRQ) amounts (expressed in terms of raw value) for 
imports of raw cane sugar and certain sugars, syrups, and molasses that 
may be entered under the subheadings of the HTS subject to the lower 
tier of duties during each fiscal year. The Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative (USTR) is responsible for the allocation of these 
quantities among supplying countries and areas.
    Section 359(k) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as 
amended, requires that at the beginning of the quota year the Secretary 
of Agriculture establish the TRQs for raw cane sugar and refined sugars 
at the minimum levels necessary to comply with obligations under 
international trade agreements, with the exception of specialty sugar.
    The Secretary's authority under paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional 
U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 
and Section 359(k) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as 
amended, has been delegated to the Under Secretary for Trade and 
Foreign Agricultural Affairs (7 CFR 2.26).
    Notice is hereby given that I have determined, in accordance with 
paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the HTS 
and section 359(k) of the 1938 Act, that an aggregate quantity of up to 
1,117,195 MTRV of raw cane sugar may be entered or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption during FY 2020. This is the minimum amount to 
which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round 
Agreements. I have further determined that an aggregate quantity of 
192,000 MTRV of sugars, syrups, and molasses (refined sugar) may be 
entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during FY 2020. 
This quantity includes the minimum amount to which the United States is 
committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreements, 22,000 MTRV, of which 
20,344 MTRV is established for any sugars, syrups and molasses, and 
1,656 MTRV is reserved for specialty sugar. An additional amount of 
170,000 MTRV is added to the specialty sugar TRQ for a total of 171,656 
MTRV.
    Because the specialty sugar TRQ is first-come, first-served, 
tranches are needed to allow for orderly marketing throughout the year. 
The FY 2020 specialty sugar TRQ will be opened in five tranches. The 
first tranche, totaling 1,656 MTRV, will open October 1, 2019. All 
specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second 
tranche of 50,000 MTRV will open on October 9, 2019. The third tranche 
of 55,000 MTRV will open on January 22, 2020. The fourth tranche of 
35,000 MTRV will open on April 15, 2020. The fifth

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tranche of 35,000 MTRV will open on July 15, 2020. The second, third, 
fourth, and fifth tranches will be reserved for organic sugar and other 
specialty sugars not currently produced commercially in the United 
States or reasonably available from domestic sources.
    * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.

    Dated: June 13, 2019.
Ted A. McKinney,
Under Secretary, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-13653 Filed 6-26-19; 8:45 am]
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