Fiscal Year 2020 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products, 33798-33799 [2019-14938]

Download as PDF 33798 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 135 / Monday, July 15, 2019 / Notices printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEAMER–2019–26 and should be submitted on or before August 5, 2019. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Vanessa A. Countryman, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–14894 Filed 7–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 499X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Los Angeles County, CA khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon its freight rail easement over an approximately 5.93-mile line of railroad on the Harbor Subdivision, between approximately milepost 2.1 and approximately milepost 7.95, in Los Angeles County, Cal. (the Line).1 The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 90001, 90003, 90011, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90047, 90058, 90062, and 90255. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the Line; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). its verified notice, BNSF states that the physical assets of the Line are owned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA). According to BNSF, the Line is part of a group of rail lines acquired by a predecessor of LACMTA. See Los Angeles, Cty. Transp. Comm’n—Acquis. Exemption—The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry., FD 32172 (ICC served Dec. 2, 1992). 1 In VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Jul 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies), and 49 CFR 1105.7 and 1105.8 (environment and historic report), have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) 2 has been received, this exemption will be effective on August 14, 2019, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2), and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by July 25, 2019.4 Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 5 must be filed by August 5, 2019, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to BNSF’s representative, Peter Denton, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the potential effects of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by July 19, 2019. The EA will be available to interested persons on the Board’s website, by writing to OEA, or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If consummation has not been effected by BNSF’s filing a notice of consummation by July 15, 2020, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. 2 Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer, indicating the type of financial assistance they wish to provide (i.e., subsidy or purchase) and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i). 3 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 4 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. 5 BNSF states that the abandonment will facilitate LACMTA’s desire to construct the Rail to Rail Active Transportation Corridor Project—Segment A, which will consist of on- and off-street bicycle and pedestrian/multi-purpose paths within existing street and railroad rights-of-way. As a result, BNSF states that the Line is not available for public purposes other than the Project. Fiscal Year 2020 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Decided: July 10, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–14944 Filed 7–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country allocations of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar, certain sugars, syrups and molasses (also known as refined sugar), specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products. DATES: This notice is applicable on July 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dylan Daniels, Office of Agricultural SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 135 / Monday, July 15, 2019 / Notices Affairs at 202–395–6095 or Dylan.T.Daniels@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the United States maintains TRQs for imports of raw cane and refined sugar. Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 8 to Chapter 17 of the HTSUS, the United States maintains TRQs for imports of sugar-containing products. Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity of a TRQ for any agricultural product among supplying countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the U.S. Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007). On June 27, 2019, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) announced the sugar program provisions for FY 2020. The Secretary announced an in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for FY 2020 of 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV) (conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons), which is the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements. The U.S. Trade Representative is allocating this quantity (1,117,195 MTRV) to the following countries in the amounts specified below: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Country Argentina .............................. Australia ................................ Barbados .............................. Belize .................................... Bolivia ................................... Brazil ..................................... Colombia ............................... Congo ................................... Costa Rica ............................ Cote d’Ivoire ......................... Dominican Republic .............. Ecuador ................................ El Salvador ........................... Fiji ......................................... Gabon ................................... Guatemala ............................ Guyana ................................. Haiti ....................................... Honduras .............................. India ...................................... Jamaica ................................ Madagascar .......................... Malawi ................................... Mauritius ............................... Mexico .................................. Mozambique ......................... Nicaragua ............................. Panama ................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Jul 12, 2019 FY 2020 raw cane sugar allocations (MTRV) 45,281 87,402 7,371 11,584 8,424 152,691 25,273 7,258 15,796 7,258 185,335 11,584 27,379 9,477 7,258 50,546 12,636 7,258 10,530 8,424 11,584 7,258 10,530 12,636 7,258 13,690 22,114 30,538 Jkt 247001 FY 2020 raw cane sugar allocations (MTRV) Country Papua New Guinea .............. Paraguay .............................. Peru ...................................... Philippines ............................ South Africa .......................... St. Kitts & Nevis ................... Swaziland ............................. Taiwan .................................. Thailand ................................ Trinidad & Tobago ................ Uruguay ................................ Zimbabwe ............................. 7,258 7,258 43,175 142,160 24,220 7,258 16,849 12,636 14,743 7,371 7,258 12,636 The U.S. Trade Representative based these allocations on the countries’ historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the in-quota quantities of the raw cane sugar TRQ to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin, and certificates for quota eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an allocation has been provided. On June 27, 2019, the Secretary also announced the establishment of the inquota quantity of the FY 2020 refined sugar TRQ at 192,000 MTRV for which the sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, must have a polarimeter reading of 99.5 degrees or more. This amount includes the minimum level to which the United States is committed under the Uruguay Round Agreements (22,000 MTRV of which 1,656 MTRV is reserved for specialty sugar) and an additional 170,000 MTRV for specialty sugars. The U.S. Trade Representative is allocating the refined sugar TRQ as follows: 10,300 MTRV of refined sugar to Canada; 2,954 MTRV to Mexico; and 7,090 MTRV to be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Imports of all specialty sugar will be administered on a first-come, firstserved basis in five tranches. The Secretary has announced that the total in-quota quantity of specialty sugar will be the 1,656 MTRV included in the WTO minimum plus an additional 170,000 MTRV. The first tranche of 1,656 MTRV will open October 1, 2019. All types of 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 50,000 MTRV will open on January 22, 2020. The fourth tranche of 35,000 MTRV will open on April 15, 2020. The fifth 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 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33799 commercially in the United States or reasonably available from domestic sources. With respect to the in-quota quantity of 64,709 MTRV of the TRQ for imports of certain sugar-containing products maintained under Additional U.S. Note 8 to chapter 17 of the HTSUS, the U.S. Trade Representative is allocating 59,250 MTRV to Canada. The remainder, 5,459 MTRV, of the in-quota quantity is available for other countries on a first-come, first-served basis. Raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing products for FY 2020 TRQs may enter the United States as of October 1, 2019. Gregory Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2019–14938 Filed 7–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F9–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Availability of the Final ReEvaluation of the O’Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet (Final Re-Evaluation) Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability of Final Re-Evaluation. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that the Final Written Re-Evaluation of the O’Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet (Final Re-Evaluation) for Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois is available. The Final Re-Evaluation analyzes and discloses the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet at O’Hare International Airport pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hanson, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018, Phone: 847–294–7354, FAX: 847–294–7046. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Location of Proposed Action: O’Hare International Airport, Des Plaines and DuPage River Watersheds, Cook and DuPage Counties, Chicago, Illinois (Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, and 18, Township 41 North, Range 10 East, 3rd P.M.). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Fiscal Year 2020 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane 
Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is 
providing notice of country-by-country allocations of the fiscal year 
(FY) 2020 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported 
raw cane sugar, certain sugars, syrups and molasses (also known as 
refined sugar), specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products.

DATES: This notice is applicable on July 15, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dylan Daniels, Office of Agricultural

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Affairs at 202-395-6095 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to 
Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS), the United States maintains TRQs for imports of raw cane and 
refined sugar. Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 8 to Chapter 17 of the 
HTSUS, the United States maintains TRQs for imports of sugar-containing 
products.
    Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 
3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity 
of a TRQ for any agricultural product among supplying countries or 
customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the U.S. Trade 
Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007).
    On June 27, 2019, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) 
announced the sugar program provisions for FY 2020. The Secretary 
announced an in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for FY 
2020 of 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV) (conversion factor: 1 
metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons), which is the minimum amount to 
which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization 
(WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements. The U.S. Trade Representative is 
allocating this quantity (1,117,195 MTRV) to the following countries in 
the amounts specified below:

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                                                            FY 2020 raw
                                                            cane sugar
                         Country                            allocations
                                                              (MTRV)
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Argentina...............................................          45,281
Australia...............................................          87,402
Barbados................................................           7,371
Belize..................................................          11,584
Bolivia.................................................           8,424
Brazil..................................................         152,691
Colombia................................................          25,273
Congo...................................................           7,258
Costa Rica..............................................          15,796
Cote d'Ivoire...........................................           7,258
Dominican Republic......................................         185,335
Ecuador.................................................          11,584
El Salvador.............................................          27,379
Fiji....................................................           9,477
Gabon...................................................           7,258
Guatemala...............................................          50,546
Guyana..................................................          12,636
Haiti...................................................           7,258
Honduras................................................          10,530
India...................................................           8,424
Jamaica.................................................          11,584
Madagascar..............................................           7,258
Malawi..................................................          10,530
Mauritius...............................................          12,636
Mexico..................................................           7,258
Mozambique..............................................          13,690
Nicaragua...............................................          22,114
Panama..................................................          30,538
Papua New Guinea........................................           7,258
Paraguay................................................           7,258
Peru....................................................          43,175
Philippines.............................................         142,160
South Africa............................................          24,220
St. Kitts & Nevis.......................................           7,258
Swaziland...............................................          16,849
Taiwan..................................................          12,636
Thailand................................................          14,743
Trinidad & Tobago.......................................           7,371
Uruguay.................................................           7,258
Zimbabwe................................................          12,636
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    The U.S. Trade Representative based these allocations on the 
countries' historical shipments to the United States. The allocations 
of the in-quota quantities of the raw cane sugar TRQ to countries that 
are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the 
appropriate verifications of origin, and certificates for quota 
eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an 
allocation has been provided.
    On June 27, 2019, the Secretary also announced the establishment of 
the in-quota quantity of the FY 2020 refined sugar TRQ at 192,000 MTRV 
for which the sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, must have a 
polarimeter reading of 99.5 degrees or more. This amount includes the 
minimum level to which the United States is committed under the Uruguay 
Round Agreements (22,000 MTRV of which 1,656 MTRV is reserved for 
specialty sugar) and an additional 170,000 MTRV for specialty sugars. 
The U.S. Trade Representative is allocating the refined sugar TRQ as 
follows: 10,300 MTRV of refined sugar to Canada; 2,954 MTRV to Mexico; 
and 7,090 MTRV to be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Imports of all specialty sugar will be administered on a first-
come, first-served basis in five tranches. The Secretary has announced 
that the total in-quota quantity of specialty sugar will be the 1,656 
MTRV included in the WTO minimum plus an additional 170,000 MTRV. The 
first tranche of 1,656 MTRV will open October 1, 2019. All types of 
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 50,000 MTRV will open on January 22, 2020. The fourth tranche of 
35,000 MTRV will open on April 15, 2020. The fifth 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.
    With respect to the in-quota quantity of 64,709 MTRV of the TRQ for 
imports of certain sugar-containing products maintained under 
Additional U.S. Note 8 to chapter 17 of the HTSUS, the U.S. Trade 
Representative is allocating 59,250 MTRV to Canada. The remainder, 
5,459 MTRV, of the in-quota quantity is available for other countries 
on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing 
products for FY 2020 TRQs may enter the United States as of October 1, 
2019.

Gregory Doud,
Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative.
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