Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information Collection, 10919-10920 [2021-03608]

Download as PDF 10919 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 34 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to seek approval to conduct a new information collection to gather data related to the production of hemp. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 26, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535– NEW, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS— OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690– 2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Hemp Acreage and Production Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–NEW. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to create a new information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The 2018 Farm Bill requires USDA to promulgate regulations and guidelines to establish and administer a program for the production of hemp in the United States. As defined in the 2018 Farm Bill, the term ‘‘hemp’’ means the plant species Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the primary intoxicating component of cannabis. Cannabis with a THC level exceeding 0.3 percent is considered marijuana, which remains classified as a schedule I controlled substance regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill), Public Law 113–79, State departments of agriculture and institutions of higher education were permitted to produce hemp as part of a pilot program for research purposes. The authority for hemp production provided in the 2014 Farm Bill was extended by the 2018 Farm Bill, which was signed into law on December 20, 2018. Hemp is a commodity that can be used for numerous industrial and horticultural purposes including fabric, paper, construction materials, food products, cosmetics, production of cannabinoids (such as cannabidiol or CBD), and other products. In determining the type of data that would need to be collected and the frequency of the data collections, NASS management attended a joint meeting with representatives from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Risk Management Agency (RMA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and the Office of the Secretary. Authority: The data will be collected under the authority of the Domestic Hemp Production Program, which is PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mandated by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). In addition the data will be collected under the authority of Title 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response. NASS plans to mail out publicity materials with the questionnaires to inform producers of the importance of this survey. NASS will also use multiple mailings and internet data collection tools, followed up with phone and limited personal enumeration of non-respondents to increase response rates and to minimize data collection costs. NASS is currently building a listing of potential hemp producers. From initial findings the target population is not expected to exceed 20,000. Respondents: Farmers and Ranchers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,700 hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information 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 proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 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, through E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 10920 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological, or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, February 16, 2021. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–03684 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–874] [FR Doc. 2021–03608 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) and Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Steel), producers and exporters of hot-rolled steel flat products (hotrolled steel) from Japan, sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. In addition, Commerce preliminarily determines that Honda Trading Canada, Inc. (Honda), Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), and Mitsui & CO., Ltd. (Mitsui) had no shipments during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 23, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo or Jack Zhao, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2371 or (202) 482–1396, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee will meet March 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, via remote teleconference. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on implementation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and provides for continuing review to update the EAR as needed. Agenda Public Session 1. Opening remarks by the Chairman 2. Opening remarks by the Bureau of Industry and Security 3. Presentation of papers or comments by the Public 4. Regulations Update 5. Working Group Reports 6. Automated Export System Update Closed Session 7. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open session will be accessible via teleconference to participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov, no later than March 2, 2021. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate the distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Japan in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 Commerce initiated this administrative review on 1 See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 (October 3, 2016) (Order). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 December 11, 2019 covering 26 producers and/or exporters.2 We selected NSC and Tokyo Steel as mandatory respondents.3 On April 24, 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to uniformly toll all statutory deadlines for antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews by 50 days.4 On July 21, 2020, Commerce further tolled all statutory deadlines for antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews by another 60 days.5 On October 13, 2020, we extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this review by an additional 120 days, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), resulting in a deadline of February 17, 2021 for these preliminary results.6 For a detailed description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is hot-rolled steel from Japan. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.8 Methodology Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act. Constructed export price and export price were calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Memorandum ‘‘Respondent Selection for the 2018–2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan,’’ dated May 1, 2020. 4 See Memorandum to the Record from Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 5 See Memorandum to the Record from Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review—2018–2019,’’ dated October 13, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan; 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 8 Id. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to seek approval to conduct a new information collection 
to gather data related to the production of hemp.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 26, 2021 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
NEW, by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     E-fax: (855) 838-6382.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-2707. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS--OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Hemp Acreage and Production Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-NEW.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to create a new 
information collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The 2018 Farm Bill requires USDA to promulgate 
regulations and guidelines to establish and administer a program for 
the production of hemp in the United States.
    As defined in the 2018 Farm Bill, the term ``hemp'' means the plant 
species Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the 
seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, 
acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a 
delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent 
on a dry weight basis. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the 
primary intoxicating component of cannabis. Cannabis with a THC level 
exceeding 0.3 percent is considered marijuana, which remains classified 
as a schedule I controlled substance regulated by the Drug Enforcement 
Administration (DEA) under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under 
the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill), Public Law 113-79, State 
departments of agriculture and institutions of higher education were 
permitted to produce hemp as part of a pilot program for research 
purposes. The authority for hemp production provided in the 2014 Farm 
Bill was extended by the 2018 Farm Bill, which was signed into law on 
December 20, 2018.
    Hemp is a commodity that can be used for numerous industrial and 
horticultural purposes including fabric, paper, construction materials, 
food products, cosmetics, production of cannabinoids (such as 
cannabidiol or CBD), and other products.
    In determining the type of data that would need to be collected and 
the frequency of the data collections, NASS management attended a joint 
meeting with representatives from the USDA's Economic Research Service 
(ERS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Risk Management Agency (RMA), 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and the Office of the Secretary.
    Authority: The data will be collected under the authority of the 
Domestic Hemp Production Program, which is mandated by the Agriculture 
Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). In addition the data will be 
collected under the authority of Title 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually 
identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by 
Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 
2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-
aggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 
(44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), and Office of Management and Budget 
regulations at 5 CFR part 1320.
    NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, 
``Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 
33362.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response. NASS plans 
to mail out publicity materials with the questionnaires to inform 
producers of the importance of this survey. NASS will also use multiple 
mailings and internet data collection tools, followed up with phone and 
limited personal enumeration of non-respondents to increase response 
rates and to minimize data collection costs. NASS is currently building 
a listing of potential hemp producers. From initial findings the target 
population is not expected to exceed 20,000.
    Respondents: Farmers and Ranchers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,700 hours.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information 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 proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions 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, through

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the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, 
technological, or other forms of information technology collection 
methods.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, February 16, 2021.
Kevin L. Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2021-03608 Filed 2-22-21; 8:45 am]
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