Notice of a Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 8806-8807 [2020-03133]

Download as PDF 8806 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by March 19, 2020 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Specified Risk Materials. OMB Control Number: 0583–0129. Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as provided in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). The statutes mandate that FSIS protect the public by ensuring that meat products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS requires that official establishments that slaughter cattle and or process carcasses or parts of cattle develop written procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of specified risk materials (SRMs). FSIS requires that establishments maintain daily records sufficient to document the implementation and monitoring of their procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of SRMs, and any corrective actions taken to ensure that such procedures are effective. Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will collect information from establishments to ensure meat and meat products distributed in commerce for use as human food do not contain SMRs. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 Number of Respondents: 3,512. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 123,916. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–03127 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE Notice of a Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service’s intention to request a revision for a currently approved information collection relating to the issuance of certificates of quota eligibility (CQEs) required to enter sugar and sugarcontaining products under tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) into the United States. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by no later than April 20, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by the OMB Control number 0551–0014, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for sending comments. • Email: William.Janis@usda.gov. Include OMB Control number 0551– 0014 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–720–0876. • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William.Janis@usda.gov, 202–720–2194, William.Janis@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certificates for Quota Eligibility. OMB Number: 0551–0014. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2020. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Additional U.S. note 5 to Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), established by Presidential Proclamation 6763 of December 1994, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to establish for each fiscal year the quantity of sugars, syrups, and molasses that may be entered at the lower tariff SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rates of TRQs established under the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations as reflected in the provisions of Schedule XX (United States), annexed to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO). Pursuant to 15 CFR part 2011, Allocation of Tariff-Rate Quota on Imported Sugars, Syrups, and Molasses, Subpart A—Certificates of Quota, CQEs are issued to foreign countries that have been allocated a share of the WTO sugar TRQ. This regulation provides for the issuance of CQEs by the Secretary of Agriculture and in general prohibits sugar entered under the WTO TRQ from being imported into the United States or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption at the in-quota duty rates unless such sugar is accompanied by a valid CQE. In addition, CQEs are required for the import of sugar into the United States under the sugar TRQs established under the U.S.—Colombia, U.S.—Panama, and U.S.—Peru Trade Promotion Agreements, as set forth in 19 U.S.C. 3805. CQEs for the aforementioned WTO and FTA sugar TRQs are distributed to foreign countries by the Senior Director of the Multilateral Affairs Division, Foreign Agriculture Service, or his or her designee. The distribution of CQEs is in such amounts and at such times as the Senior Director determines are appropriate to enable the foreign country to fill its quota allocation for such quota period in a reasonable manner, taking into account harvesting periods, U.S. import requirements, and other relevant factors. The information required to be collected on the CQE is used to monitor and control the imports of products subject to the WTO and FTA sugar TRQs. A valid CQE, duly executed and issued by the Certifying Authority of the foreign country, is required for eligibility to enter the products into U.S. customs territory under the TRQs. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for the collection directly varies with the number of CQEs issued. Respondents: Foreign governments. Estimated Number of WTO Respondents: 30. Estimated Number of FTA Respondents: 2. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 124 per fiscal year. Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden: 3,968 hours Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices Requests for Comments: Send comments regarding (a) Whether the information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information including validity of the methodology and assumption used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Copies of this information collection may be obtained from Ronald Croushorn, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 720– 3038. Comments may be sent to William Janis, International Economist, Multilateral Affairs Division, AgStop 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1021 or telephone (202) 720–2194 or email William.Janis@usda.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection in Room 5526 at the above address. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means of communication for information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s target center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments also will become a matter of public record. FAS is committed to complying with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act which requires Government agencies, to the maximum extent feasible, to provide the public the option of electronically submitting information collection. CQEs permit exporters to ship raw cane sugar to the United States at the U.S. sugar price, which is ordinarily higher than the world sugar price. Therefore, in contrast to most information collection documents, CQEs have a monetary value equivalent to the substantial benefits to exporters. CQEs have always been carefully handled as secure documents and distributed only to foreign government-approved Certifying Authorities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: February 7, 2020. Kenneth Isley, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2020–03133 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Delaware Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the Delaware Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call, on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. (EST). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss next steps following the publication of the Committee’s civil rights project report on the agency’s website, and recruitment of potential candidates for appointment to the DE Advisory Committee—members terms end June 16, 2020. DATES: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. (EST). Public Call-In Information: Conference call number: 1–866–556– 2429 and conference call ID: 4512490. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivy L. 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Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339 and providing the operator with the toll-free conference call number: 1–866–556–2429 and conference call ID: 4512490. Members of the public are invited make statements during the Public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8807 Comment section of the meeting or to submit written comments; the written comments must be received in the regional office approximately 30 days after each scheduled meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425 or emailed to Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at (202) 376– 7533. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing, as they become available at: https://gsageo.force.com/ FACA/FACAPublicViewCommittee Details?id=a10t0000001gzlEAAQ, click the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meetings. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the above phone number, email or street address. Agenda Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) I. Welcome and Roll Call II. Discussion —Next steps following publication of the Committee’s civil rights project report —Recruitment of potential candidates for appointment to the DE Advisory Committee III. Other Business IV. Public Comments V. Next Meeting VI. Adjourn Dated: February 12, 2020. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 32 (Tuesday, February 18, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8806-8807]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03133]


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FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE


Notice of a Request for Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice 
announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's intention to request a 
revision for a currently approved information collection relating to 
the issuance of certificates of quota eligibility (CQEs) required to 
enter sugar and sugar-containing products under tariff-rate quotas 
(TRQs) into the United States.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by no later than April 
20, 2020 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by the OMB Control number 
0551-0014, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for sending comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Include OMB Control number 
0551-0014 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 202-720-0876.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-1021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [email protected], 202-720-2194, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Certificates for Quota Eligibility.
    OMB Number: 0551-0014.
    Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2020.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Additional U.S. note 5 to Chapter 17 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), established by Presidential 
Proclamation 6763 of December 1994, authorizes the Secretary of 
Agriculture to establish for each fiscal year the quantity of sugars, 
syrups, and molasses that may be entered at the lower tariff rates of 
TRQs established under the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade 
negotiations as reflected in the provisions of Schedule XX (United 
States), annexed to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World 
Trade Organization (WTO).
    Pursuant to 15 CFR part 2011, Allocation of Tariff-Rate Quota on 
Imported Sugars, Syrups, and Molasses, Subpart A--Certificates of 
Quota, CQEs are issued to foreign countries that have been allocated a 
share of the WTO sugar TRQ. This regulation provides for the issuance 
of CQEs by the Secretary of Agriculture and in general prohibits sugar 
entered under the WTO TRQ from being imported into the United States or 
withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption at the in-quota duty rates 
unless such sugar is accompanied by a valid CQE.
    In addition, CQEs are required for the import of sugar into the 
United States under the sugar TRQs established under the U.S.--
Colombia, U.S.--Panama, and U.S.--Peru Trade Promotion Agreements, as 
set forth in 19 U.S.C. 3805.
    CQEs for the aforementioned WTO and FTA sugar TRQs are distributed 
to foreign countries by the Senior Director of the Multilateral Affairs 
Division, Foreign Agriculture Service, or his or her designee. The 
distribution of CQEs is in such amounts and at such times as the Senior 
Director determines are appropriate to enable the foreign country to 
fill its quota allocation for such quota period in a reasonable manner, 
taking into account harvesting periods, U.S. import requirements, and 
other relevant factors. The information required to be collected on the 
CQE is used to monitor and control the imports of products subject to 
the WTO and FTA sugar TRQs. A valid CQE, duly executed and issued by 
the Certifying Authority of the foreign country, is required for 
eligibility to enter the products into U.S. customs territory under the 
TRQs.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for the collection 
directly varies with the number of CQEs issued.
    Respondents: Foreign governments.
    Estimated Number of WTO Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Number of FTA Respondents: 2.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 124 per fiscal year.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden: 3,968 hours
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie 
Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-
1578.

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    Requests for Comments: Send comments regarding (a) Whether the 
information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the 
functions of the agency, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the collection of information including validity of the 
methodology and assumption used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology. Copies of this information collection may be 
obtained from Ronald Croushorn, the Agency Information Collection 
Coordinator, at (202) 720-3038.
    Comments may be sent to William Janis, International Economist, 
Multilateral Affairs Division, AgStop 1021, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-1021 or 
telephone (202) 720-2194 or email [email protected]. All comments 
received will be available for public inspection in Room 5526 at the 
above address.
    Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means of 
communication for information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) 
should contact USDA's target center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). 
All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments also will become a matter of 
public record.
    FAS is committed to complying with the Government Paperwork 
Elimination Act which requires Government agencies, to the maximum 
extent feasible, to provide the public the option of electronically 
submitting information collection. CQEs permit exporters to ship raw 
cane sugar to the United States at the U.S. sugar price, which is 
ordinarily higher than the world sugar price. Therefore, in contrast to 
most information collection documents, CQEs have a monetary value 
equivalent to the substantial benefits to exporters. CQEs have always 
been carefully handled as secure documents and distributed only to 
foreign government-approved Certifying Authorities.

    Dated: February 7, 2020.
Kenneth Isley,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-03133 Filed 2-14-20; 8:45 am]
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