Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Minority Business Awards, 10544-10545 [2021-03433]

Download as PDF 10544 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 33 / Monday, February 22, 2021 / Notices in areas without wire. The scope includes an all-plastic twist tie containing a plastic core as well as a plastic covering (the wing) over the core, just like paper and/or plastic in a metal tie. An all-plastic twist tie (without metal wire) would be of the same measurements as a twist tie containing one or more metal wires. Twist ties are commonly available individually in pre-cut lengths (‘‘singles’’), wound in large spools to be cut later by machine or hand, or in perforated sheets of spooled or single twist ties that are later slit by machine or by hand (‘‘gangs’’). The covering material of a twist tie may be paper (metallic or plain), or plastic, and can be dyed in a variety of colors with or without printing. A twist tie may have the same covering material on both sides or one side of paper and one side of plastic. When comprised of two sides of paper, the paper material is bound together with an adhesive or plastic. A twist tie may also have a tag or label attached to it or a pre-applied adhesive attached to it. Excluded from the scope of the investigation are twist ties packaged with bags for sale together where the quantity of twist ties does not exceed twice the number of bags in each package. Also excluded are twists ties that constitute part of the packaging of the imported product, for example, merchandise anchored/secured to a backing with twist ties in the retail package or a bag of bread that is closed with a twist tie. Twist ties are imported into the United States under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 8309.90.0000 and 5609.00.3000. Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 3920.51.5000, 3923.90.0080, 3926.90.9990, 4811.59.6000, 4821.10.2000, 4821.10.4000, 4821.90.2000, 4821.90.4000, and 4823.90.8600. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for reference only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences IV. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Countervailability of Currency Exchanges Involving the Allegedly Undervalued Renminbi (RMB) Comment 2: Export Buyer’s Credit Program Comment 3: Electricity for Less than Adequate Remuneration (LTAR) Comment 4: The Subsidy Rate Assigned to Tianjin Kyoei Packaging Supplies Co., Ltd. (Kyoei) V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–03514 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Minority Business Awards Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection, Regular submission. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. The National Minority Business Awards Program is a key element of Minority Enterprise Development Week and celebrates the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before April 23, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Minority Business Development Agency PRA Officer at PRAcomments@doc.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0640–0025 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Antavia Grimsley, Management Analyst, Minority Business Development Agency, Room 5063, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202)482–7458, or AGrimsley1@mbda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency created exclusively to foster the growth and global competitiveness of minority-owned businesses in the United States. For this purpose, a minority owned business must be owned or controlled by one of the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following persons or group of persons: African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Asian Indian, and Hasidic Jew. MBDA provides management and technical assistance to large, medium, and small minority business enterprises through a network of business centers throughout the United States. Since 1983, every president has issued a Presidential Proclamation designating one week as National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. MBDA recognizes the role that minority entrepreneurs play in building the Nation’s economy by honoring businesses that are making a significant contribution through the creation of jobs, products and services, in addition to supporting their local communities. The National Minority Business Awards Program is a key element of MED Week and celebrates the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs. MBDA may make awards in the following categories: Minority Construction Firm of the Year, Minority Export Firm of the Year, Minority Manufacturing Firm of the Year, Minority E-Commerce Firm of the Year, Minority Emerging Technologies and Industries Firm of the Year, Minority Health Products and Services Firm of the Year, Minority Marketing and Communications Firm of the Year, Firm of the Year, Minority Veteran-Owned Firm of the Year, and Robert J. Brown Minority Business Enterprise of the Year. In addition, MBDA may recognize trailblazers and champions through the Access to Capital Award, Advocate of the Year Award, Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award, Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Ronald H. Brown Leadership Awards. All awards will be presented at a ceremony during National MED Week. Nominations for these awards are open to the public. MBDA must collect two types of information: (a) Information identifying the nominee and nominator, and (b) information explaining why the nominee should be given the award. The information will be used to determine those applicants best meeting the preannounced evaluation criterion. Use of a nomination form standardizes and limits the information collected as part of the nomination process. This makes the competition fair and eases the burden on applicants and reviewers. Participation in the National Minority Business Awards competition is voluntary and the awards are strictly honorary. E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 33 / Monday, February 22, 2021 / Notices II. Method of Collection III. Data OMB Control Number: 0640–0025. Form Number(s): Not applicable. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, State, Local, or Tribal government, and Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–03433 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2021 formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will National Oceanic and Atmospheric generally be posted online at https:// Administration www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-under[RTID 0648–XA880] marine-mammal-protection-act without Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) Specified Activities; Taking Marine voluntarily submitted by the commenter Mammals Incidental to Portsmouth may be publicly accessible. Do not Naval Shipyard Dry Dock 1 submit confidential business Modification and Expansion information or otherwise sensitive or AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries protected information. Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Carter Esch, Office of Protected Commerce. Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8421. ACTION: Notice; request for comments on Electronic copies of the original proposed incidental harassment application, renewal request, and authorization renewal. supporting documents (including NMFS Federal Register notices of the original SUMMARY: NMFS received a request from proposed and final authorizations, and the U.S. Navy (Navy) for the renewal of the previous IHA), as well as a list of the their currently active incidental references cited in this document, may harassment authorization (IHA) to take be obtained online at: https:// marine mammals incidental to www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Dry Dock 1 incidental-take-authorizations-undermodification and expansion in Kittery, marine-mammal-protection-act. In case Maine. These activities are nearly of problems accessing these documents, identical to those covered in the current please call the contact listed above. authorization. The project has been SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: delayed and a small portion of the activities covered in the initial IHA have Background not been completed. The Navy also The Marine Mammal Protection Act proposes to drive an additional number (MMPA) prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine of piles for which the installation mammals, with certain exceptions. methods are identical and pile types are Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the nearly identical to those covered in the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct initial IHA. Pursuant to the Marine the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated Mammal Protection Act, NMFS to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the requested comments on both the incidental, but not intentional, taking of proposed IHA and the potential for small numbers of marine mammals by renewing the initial authorization if U.S. citizens who engage in a specified certain requirements were satisfied. The activity (other than commercial fishing) renewal requirements have been within a specified geographical region if satisfied, and NMFS is now providing certain findings are made and either an additional 15-day comment period to regulations are issued or, if the taking is allow for any additional comments on limited to harassment, a notice of a the proposed renewal not previously proposed incidental take authorization provided during the initial 30-day is provided to the public for review. comment period. Authorization for incidental takings DATES: Comments and information must shall be granted if NMFS finds that the be received no later than March 6, 2021. taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have ADDRESSES: Comments should be an unmitigable adverse impact on the addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, availability of the species or stock(s) for Permits and Conservation Division, taking for subsistence uses (where Office of Protected Resources, National relevant). Further, NMFS must prescribe Marine Fisheries Service. Written the permissible methods of taking and comments should be submitted via other ‘‘means of effecting the least email to ITP.Esch@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible practicable adverse impact’’ on the for comments sent by any other method, affected species or stocks and their habitat, paying particular attention to to any other address or individual, or rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of received after the end of the comment similar significance, and on the period. Comments, including all availability of such species or stocks for attachments, must not exceed a 25taking for certain subsistence uses megabyte file size. Attachments to comments will be accepted in Microsoft (referred to here as ‘‘mitigation measures’’). Monitoring and reporting of Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The MBDA uses several forms of data collection: by mail, hand delivery, fax, or electronic delivery when the MBDA staff presents questions to the MBDA Business Center clients. Jkt 253001 10545 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 33 (Monday, February 22, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10544-10545]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; National Minority Business Awards

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection, Regular submission.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information 
collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information 
collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment 
preceding submission of the collection to OMB. The National Minority 
Business Awards Program is a key element of Minority Enterprise 
Development Week and celebrates the outstanding achievements of 
minority entrepreneurs.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed 
information collection must be received on or before April 23, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Minority Business Development Agency PRA Officer at 
[email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 0640-0025 in 
the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business 
Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
specific questions related to collection activities should be directed 
to Antavia Grimsley, Management Analyst, Minority Business Development 
Agency, Room 5063, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; 
telephone (202)482-7458, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal 
agency created exclusively to foster the growth and global 
competitiveness of minority-owned businesses in the United States. For 
this purpose, a minority owned business must be owned or controlled by 
one of the following persons or group of persons: African American, 
American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, 
Pacific Islander, Asian Indian, and Hasidic Jew. MBDA provides 
management and technical assistance to large, medium, and small 
minority business enterprises through a network of business centers 
throughout the United States.
    Since 1983, every president has issued a Presidential Proclamation 
designating one week as National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) 
Week. MBDA recognizes the role that minority entrepreneurs play in 
building the Nation's economy by honoring businesses that are making a 
significant contribution through the creation of jobs, products and 
services, in addition to supporting their local communities. The 
National Minority Business Awards Program is a key element of MED Week 
and celebrates the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs. 
MBDA may make awards in the following categories: Minority Construction 
Firm of the Year, Minority Export Firm of the Year, Minority 
Manufacturing Firm of the Year, Minority E-Commerce Firm of the Year, 
Minority Emerging Technologies and Industries Firm of the Year, 
Minority Health Products and Services Firm of the Year, Minority 
Marketing and Communications Firm of the Year, Firm of the Year, 
Minority Veteran-Owned Firm of the Year, and Robert J. Brown Minority 
Business Enterprise of the Year. In addition, MBDA may recognize 
trailblazers and champions through the Access to Capital Award, 
Advocate of the Year Award, Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award, Abe 
Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Ronald H. Brown 
Leadership Awards. All awards will be presented at a ceremony during 
National MED Week. Nominations for these awards are open to the public. 
MBDA must collect two types of information: (a) Information identifying 
the nominee and nominator, and (b) information explaining why the 
nominee should be given the award. The information will be used to 
determine those applicants best meeting the preannounced evaluation 
criterion. Use of a nomination form standardizes and limits the 
information collected as part of the nomination process. This makes the 
competition fair and eases the burden on applicants and reviewers. 
Participation in the National Minority Business Awards competition is 
voluntary and the awards are strictly honorary.

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II. Method of Collection

    The MBDA uses several forms of data collection: by mail, hand 
delivery, fax, or electronic delivery when the MBDA staff presents 
questions to the MBDA Business Center clients.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0640-0025.
    Form Number(s): Not applicable.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, State, Local, or Tribal government, and 
Federal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0

IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden 
on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-03433 Filed 2-19-21; 8:45 am]
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