Adjustment of Appendices Under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation, 49289-49292 [2021-19106]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 168 / Thursday, September 2, 2021 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 4.882 hours per response. Respondents: Agricultural producers, animal scientists and technicians, agricultural inspectors, and State animal health officials. Estimated annual number of respondents: 40,050. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 13. Estimated annual number of responses: 519,950. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,538,300 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 25th day of August 2021. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18919 Filed 9–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Adjustment of Appendices Under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the transfer of amounts for certain dairy articles from the historical license category (Appendix 1) to the lottery (nonhistorical) license category (Appendix 2) pursuant to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing regulations for the 2021 quota year. In addition, adjustments have been made to the Appendices to reflect changes to United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) country allocations for certain tariff rate quotas (TRQs) and other changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) made by the U.S. Trade Representative in response to the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the accession of Croatia to the EU, which will go into effect for the 2022 quota year. Appendices 1 and 2 for the EU–27 for Additional U.S. Note 16 to Chapter 4 have also been adjusted to account for a clerical error in last year’s Appendices 1 and 2 published amounts. This correction does not increase the overall quantity allotted to the EU–27 and the UK. DATES: September 2, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, (202) 720–9439; abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Foreign Agricultural Service, under a delegation of authority from the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, administers the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing regulation codified at 7 CFR 6.20 through 6.36 that provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles under TRQs as set forth in the HTSUS. These dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the low-tier tariff by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The Imports Program, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, issues these licenses and, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49289 Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, monitors their use. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.34(a) states that whenever a historical license (Appendix 1) is permanently surrendered, revoked by the Licensing Authority, or not issued to an applicant pursuant to the provisions of § 6.23, then the amount of such license will be transferred to Appendix 2. Section 6.34(b) provides that the cumulative annual transfers will be published by notice in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this document sets forth the revised Appendices in the table below. The quantities for designated licenses (Appendix 3 and Appendix 4) are also included in the table below for completeness. In addition, the Appendices have been revised to reflect modified EU and UK country allocations under certain TRQs in Chapter 4 of the HTSUS made by the U.S. Trade Representative in response to the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and to acknowledge the accession of Croatia to the EU. On July 6, 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative announced, inter alia, that: (1) The TRQs allocated to the EU under Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16, 17, and 18 to Chapter 4 will be allocated between the EU and the UK according to the average percentage of in-quota imports for the 2013–2015 period; and (2) the UK would have access to a specific inquota quantity under these notes. Specifically, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that, effective with respect to articles entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2022: 1. Additional U.S. Note 2 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: (a) Inserting ‘‘Croatia,’’ into the list of countries in alphabetical order; and (b) deleting ‘‘the Slovak Republic, Sweden or the United Kingdom’’ and inserting ‘‘the Slovak Republic or Sweden’’ in lieu thereof. 2. With respect to the published inquota quantity of 96,161 kilograms allocated to the EU 27 for the TRQ in Additional U.S. Note 6 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS, the UK shall have access to a quantity of not less than 14,062 kilograms and the EU 27 shall have access to a quantity of not less than 82,099 kilograms. 3. Additional U.S. Note 16 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: (a) Inserting ‘‘United Kingdom’’ into the list of countries in alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ‘‘2,213,374’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the quantity ‘‘27,846,224’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and (d) E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 49290 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 168 / Thursday, September 2, 2021 / Notices ‘‘25,632,850’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in lieu thereof. 4. Additional U.S. Note 17 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: (a) Inserting ‘‘United Kingdom’’ into the list of countries in alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ‘‘23,617’’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the quantity ‘‘2,829,000’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and (d) inserting ‘‘2,805,383’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in lieu thereof. 5. Additional U.S. Note 18 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: (a) Inserting ‘‘United Kingdom’’ into the list of countries in alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ‘‘895,948’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the quantity ‘‘1,31,000’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and (d) inserting ‘‘417,052’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in lieu thereof. For U.S. TRQs under Additional U.S. Notes 19 to 23 and 25 to Chapter 4, the UK otherwise will be eligible to export under the in-quota quantities allocated to ‘‘other countries or areas.’’ See Modification of U.S. Tariff-Rate Quotas and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (86 FR 35560 (July 6, 2021)). Accordingly, the Licensing Authority has divided the amounts allocated to the EU under Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16, 17, and 18 in Appendices 1, 2, 3 and 4, as applicable, between the EU and the UK by directly applying the percentages used by the U.S. Trade Representative to allocate the overall TRQs under those notes. Entities that currently hold EU–27 historical licenses for TRQs under Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16, 17, and 18 that wish to retain their EU–27 historical licenses and/or obtain UK historical licenses under these TRQs for the 2022 TRQ year and that otherwise qualify for carry over of such EU–27 historical licenses will be instructed to apply to carry over the EU–27 historical license and/or to obtain a UK historical license. The quantities of the new EU– 27 license and/or UK license for the 2022 TRQ year that will be issued under these TRQs will be determined by allocating the original EU–27 license quantity between the two new licenses applying the same ratio that USTR used to split the applicable overall TRQ. Any discrepancies in quantities at the individual license level are due to rounding. Notice of this action and specific instructions on how to apply for the 2022 TRQ year for EU–27 and UK historical licenses under these TRQs are being provided to all current holders of EU–27 historical licenses for TRQs under Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16, 17, and 18. The notice and instructions are also posted on USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Dairy Import Licensing Program’s website at: https:// www.fas.usda.gov/programs/dairyimport-licensing-program and also in the Community Notices section of the Agricultural Trade License Administration System (ATLAS). Finally, with regard to Additional U.S. Note 16, Cheese and Substitutes for Cheese, the quantity in Appendix 1 for EU–27 historical licenses includes an additional 21,768 kg and the quantity for EU–27 lottery licenses in Appendix 2 includes a reduction of 21,768 kg. This corrects a clerical error in the previously published quantities for Appendices 1 and 2. The correction does not change the overall quantity allotted to the EU–27 or the UK under Additional U.S. Note 16. Lori Tortora, Licensing Authority. ARTICLES SUBJECT TO DAIRY IMPORT LICENSES (KILOGRAMS) 1 Historical licenses (Appendix 1) 2 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 NON-CHEESE ARTICLES, Notes 6, 7, 8, 12, 14 (Appendix 1 reduction): BUTTER (NOTE 6, Commodity Code G) (¥19,466 kg) .. EU–27 5 ...................................................................... The United Kingdom .................................................. New Zealand .............................................................. Other Countries .......................................................... Any Country (¥19,466 kg) ........................................ DRIED SKIM MILK (NOTE 7, Commodity Code K) ......... Australia ..................................................................... Canada ....................................................................... Any Country ............................................................... DRIED WHOLE MILK (NOTE 8, Commodity Code H) .... New Zealand .............................................................. Any Country ............................................................... DRIED BUTTERMILK/WHEY (NOTE 12, Commodity Code M) ...................................................... Canada ....................................................................... New Zealand .............................................................. BUTTER SUBSTITUTES CONTAINING OVER 45 PERCENT OF BUTTERFAT AND/OR BUTTER OIL (NOTE 14, Commodity Code SU) ................................. Any Country ............................................................... TOTAL: NON-CHEESE ARTICLES (¥19,466 kg) ................................................................... CHEESE ARTICLES (Notes 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25) (Appendix 1 reduction): CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE (NOTE 16, Commodity Code OT (¥648,520 kg) ..................... Argentina .................................................................... Australia (¥522,506 kg) ............................................ Canada (¥54,507 kg) ............................................... Costa Rica ................................................................. EU–27 (not including Portugal) (¥34,573 kg) .......... Portugal ...................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Sum of Appendix 1 & 24 Lottery licenses (Appendix 2) 3 Designated licenses (Tokyo round, Appendix 3) 4 Designated licenses (Uruguay round, Appendix 4) 4 Total 4 4,205,995 53,445 9,154 76,503 35,382 4,031,511 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,771,005 28,654 4,908 74,090 38,553 2,624,800 5,261,000 600,076 219,565 4,441,359 3,321,300 3,175 3,318,125 6,977,000 82,099 14,062 150,593 73,935 6,656,311 5,261,000 600,076 219,565 4,441,359 3,321,300 3,175 3,318,125 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 6,977,000 82,099 14,062 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5,261,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ 3,321,300 ........................ ........................ 0 0 0 224,981 161,161 63,820 224,981 161,161 63,820 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 224,981 ........................ ........................ 0 0 6,080,500 6,080,500 6,080,500 6,080,500 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 6,080,500 ........................ 4,205,995 17,658,786 21,864,781 ........................ ........................ 21,864,781 ............................ ............................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 17,021,404 0 13,122 895,655 0 12,769,952 65,838 14,448,327 7,690 528,048 245,345 0 8,505,615 63,471 31,469,731 7,690 541,170 1,141,000 0 21,275,567 129,309 9,661,128 92,310 758,830 ........................ ........................ 835,707 223,691 7,496,000 ........................ 1,750,000 ........................ 1,550,000 3,168,576 ........................ 48,626,859 100,000 3,050,000 1,141,000 1,550,000 25,279,850 353,000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 168 / Thursday, September 2, 2021 / Notices 49291 ARTICLES SUBJECT TO DAIRY IMPORT LICENSES (KILOGRAMS) 1—Continued Historical licenses (Appendix 1) 2 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 The United Kingdom .................................................. Israel .......................................................................... Iceland ........................................................................ New Zealand (¥18,155 kg) ....................................... Norway ....................................................................... Switzerland ................................................................. Uruguay ...................................................................... Other Countries (¥18,779) ....................................... Any Country ............................................................... BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (NOTE 17, Commodity Code B) (¥2,300 kg) ................................................................... Argentina .................................................................... EU–27 (¥2,300 kg) ................................................... The United Kingdom .................................................. Chile ........................................................................... Other Countries .......................................................... CHEDDAR CHEESE (NOTE 18, Commodity Code C) (¥9,324 kg) ................................................................... Australia ..................................................................... Chile ........................................................................... EU–27 ........................................................................ The United Kingdom .................................................. New Zealand .............................................................. Other Countries (¥9,324 kg) .................................... Any Country ............................................................... AMERICAN-TYPE CHEESE (NOTE 19, Commodity Code A) (¥4,536 kg) .................................................... Australia ..................................................................... EU–27 (¥4,536 kg) ................................................... New Zealand .............................................................. Other Countries or Areas 6 ........................................ EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE (NOTE 20, Commodity Code D) (¥10,902 kg) .................................................. Argentina .................................................................... EU–27 (¥10,902 kg) ................................................. Norway ....................................................................... Other Countries or Areas 6 ........................................ ITALIAN-TYPE CHEESES (NOTE 21, Commodity Code D) (¥232,929 kg) .......................................................... Argentina (¥157,571 kg) ........................................... EU–27 (¥75,358 kg) ................................................. Romania ..................................................................... Uruguay ...................................................................... Other Countries or Areas 6 ........................................ SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE (NOTE 22 Commodity Code GR) ........................................................... EU–27 ........................................................................ Switzerland ................................................................. Other Countries or Areas 6 ........................................ LOW FAT CHEESE (NOTE 23, Commodity Code LF) .... EU–27 ........................................................................ Israel .......................................................................... New Zealand .............................................................. Other Countries or Areas 6 ........................................ SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE WITH EYE FORMATION (NOTE 25, Commodity Code SW) (¥108,457 kg) ............................................................... Argentina .................................................................... Australia ..................................................................... Canada ....................................................................... EU–27 (¥108,457 kg) ............................................... Iceland ........................................................................ Israel .......................................................................... Norway ....................................................................... Switzerland ................................................................. Other Countries or Areas 6 ........................................ Sum of Appendix 1 & 24 Lottery licenses (Appendix 2) 3 Designated licenses (Tokyo round, Appendix 3) 4 Designated licenses (Uruguay round, Appendix 4) 4 Total 4 1,118,071 79,696 29,054 1,332,845 122,860 512,184 0 82,127 0 744,709 0 264,946 3,482,627 27,140 159,228 0 119,508 300,000 1,862,780 79,696 294,000 4,815,472 150,000 671,412 0 201,635 300,000 73,170 593,304 29,000 6,506,528 ........................ 548,588 ........................ ........................ ........................ 277,424 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 500,000 250,000 ........................ ........................ 2,213,374 673,000 323,000 11,322,000 150,000 1,720,000 250,000 201,635 300,000 1,930,826 2,000 1,912,724 16,102 0 0 550,175 0 545,581 4,593 0 1 2,481,001 2,000 2,458,305 20,695 0 1 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 430,000 ........................ 347,078 2,922 80,000 ........................ 2,911,001 2,000 2,805,383 23,617 80,000 1 2,286,995 881,894 ............................ 16,645 35,759 1,265,070 87,627 ............................ 1,996,861 102,605 0 66,892 143,704 1,531,398 52,262 100,000 4,283,856 984,499 0 83,537 179,463 2,796,468 139,889 100,000 519,033 215,501 ........................ ........................ ........................ 303,532 ........................ ........................ 7,620,000 1,250,000 220,000 333,515 716,485 5,100,000 ........................ ........................ 12,422,889 2,450,000 220,000 417,052 895,948 8,200,000 139,889 100,000 1,146,898 753,578 131,539 158,725 103,056 2,018,655 127,420 222,461 1,603,274 65,500 3,165,553 880,998 354,000 1,761,999 168,556 357,003 119,002 ........................ 238,001 ........................ 0 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 3,522,556 1,000,000 354,000 2,000,000 168,556 4,270,567 105,418 4,049,341 111,046 4,762 1,335,835 19,582 1,239,659 55,954 20,640 5,606,402 125,000 5,289,000 167,000 25,402 0 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,210,000 110,000 1,100,000 ........................ ........................ 6,816,402 235,000 6,389,000 167,000 25,402 5,867,429 3,530,236 2,337,193 0 0 0 1,653,118 595,247 1,044,807 0 0 13,064 7,520,547 4,125,483 3,382,000 0 0 13,064 795,517 367,517 ........................ ........................ 428,000 ........................ 5,165,000 1,890,000 2,025,000 500,000 750,000 ........................ 13,481,064 6,383,000 5,407,000 500,000 1,178,000 13,064 4,228,895 2,979,351 1,216,046 33,498 1,173,766 1,173,766 0 0 0 2,422,419 2,172,643 203,441 46,335 3,251,142 3,251,141 0 0 1 6,651,314 5,151,994 1,419,487 79,833 4,424,908 4,424,907 0 0 1 823,519 393,006 430,513 ........................ 1,050,000 ........................ 50,000 1,000,000 ........................ 380,000 380,000 ........................ ........................ 0 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 7,854,833 5,925,000 1,850,000 79,833 5,474,908 4,424,907 50,000 1,000,000 1 12,983,391 0 209,698 0 9,653,742 0 27,000 2,285,329 759,369 48,253 9,313,940 9,115 0 0 6,823,086 149,999 0 1,369,981 924,736 37,023 22,297,331 9,115 209,698 0 16,476,828 149,999 27,000 3,655,310 1,684,105 85,276 9,557,945 70,885 290,302 70,000 4,003,172 150,001 ........................ 3,227,690 1,745,895 ........................ 2,620,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ 2,420,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ 200,000 ........................ 34,475,276 80,000 500,000 70,000 22,900,000 300,000 27,000 6,883,000 3,630,000 85,276 TOTAL: CHEESE ARTICLES ............................. 50,910,171 36,990,472 87,900,643 22,764,145 24,921,000 135,585,788 TOTAL: CHEESE & NON-CHEESE ........... 55,116,166 54,649,258 109,765,424 22,764,145 24,921,000 157,450,569 1 Source of the total TRQs is the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Chapter 4, in the corresponding Additional U.S. Notes. 2 Reduced from 2020 by total of ¥1,036,434 KG. 3 Increased from 2020 by total of 1,036,434 KG. 4 No change. 5 The list of countries in Additional U.S. Note 2 to Chapter 4 now includes ‘‘Croatia’’ and omits ‘‘the United Kingdom.’’ 6 For Additional U.S. Notes 19 to 23 and 25, the UK will be eligible to export under the in-quota quantities allocated to ‘‘other countries or areas.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 49292 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 168 / Thursday, September 2, 2021 / Notices [FR Doc. 2021–19106 Filed 9–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2022 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a fee of $324 to be charged for the 2022 tariffrate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States. DATES: September 2, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, at (202) 720–9439; or by email at: abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified at 7 CFR 6.20 through 6.36 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-quota TRQ tariffrates by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation. Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such licenses is monitored by the Import Program within the Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority to defray the Department of Agriculture’s costs of administering the licensing system under this regulation. The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such fee will be set out lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 in a notice to be published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to be issued for the 2022 calendar year. The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of administering the licensing system for 2022 has been estimated to be $728,600.00 and the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued is 2,250. Of the total cost, $518,600.00 represents staff and supervisory costs directly related to administering the licensing system, and $210,000.00 represents other miscellaneous costs, including travel, publications, forms, and Automatic Data Processing (ADP) system support. Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license issued to a person or firm for the 2022 calendar year, in accordance with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $324 per license. Lori Tortora, Licensing Authority. [FR Doc. 2021–19090 Filed 9–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Cibola National Forest; New Mexico; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Cibola National Forest Forest Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of opportunity to object to the revised Land Management Plan for the Cibola National Forest. AGENCY: The Forest Service is revising the Cibola National Forest’s Land Management Plan (Forest Plan). The Forest Service has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its revised Forest Plan and a draft Record of Decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that the Cibola National Forest is initiating a 60-day period where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Cibola National Forest’s revised Forest Plan and the associated FEIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the revised Forest Plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester’s list of species of conservation concern for the Cibola National Forest. DATES: The publication date of the legal notice in the Cibola National Forest’s newspaper of record, Albuquerque Journal, initiates the 60-day objection period and is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection (36 CFR 219.52(c)(5)). An electronic scan of the legal notice with the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 publication date will be posted at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/ ?project=46268. ADDRESSES: The Cibola National Forest’s revised Forest Plan, FEIS, draft ROD, species of conservation concern list, and other supporting information will be available for review at: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project= 46268. Copies of the Cibola National Forest’s revised Forest Plan, FEIS, draft ROD, and Regional Forester’s list of species of conservation concern for the Cibola National Forest can be obtained online at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ project/?project=46268 or at the following office: Cibola National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 2113 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, Phone: (505) 346–3900. Objections must be submitted to the Objection Reviewing Officer by one of the following methods: • Via regular mail, carrier, or hand delivery to the following address: USDA-Forest Service Southwest Region, ATTN: Objection Reviewing Officer, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Fax: 505–842–3173). Office hours for submitting a hand-delivered objection are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. • Electronically at objectionssouthwestern-regional-office@usda.gov with subject: Cibola National Forest Plan Revision Objection. Electronically filed objections may be submitted by email in word (.doc or .docx), rich text format (.rtf), text (.txt), portable document format (.pdf), and/or hypertext markup language (.html). • Electronically to the Objection Reviewing Officer via the CARA objection web form: https:// cara.ecosystem-management.org/ Public//CommentInput?Project=46268. Electronic submissions must be submitted in a format (Word, PDF, or Rich Text) that is readable and searchable with optical character recognition software. • By Fax: 505–842–3173. Faxes must be addressed to ‘‘Objection Reviewing Officer.’’ The fax coversheet should include a subject line with ‘‘Cibola National Forest Plan Revision Objection’’ or ‘‘Cibola Species of Conservation Concern’’ and specify the number of pages being submitted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Forest Supervisor, Steve Hattenbach at (505) 346–3804 or steven.hattenbach@ usda.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the hearing-impaired (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Adjustment of Appendices Under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import 
Licensing Regulation

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the transfer of amounts for certain 
dairy articles from the historical license category (Appendix 1) to the 
lottery (nonhistorical) license category (Appendix 2) pursuant to the 
Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing regulations for the 2021 quota 
year. In addition, adjustments have been made to the Appendices to 
reflect changes to United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) country 
allocations for certain tariff rate quotas (TRQs) and other changes to 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) made by the 
U.S. Trade Representative in response to the withdrawal of the UK from 
the EU and the accession of Croatia to the EU, which will go into 
effect for the 2022 quota year. Appendices 1 and 2 for the EU-27 for 
Additional U.S. Note 16 to Chapter 4 have also been adjusted to account 
for a clerical error in last year's Appendices 1 and 2 published 
amounts. This correction does not increase the overall quantity 
allotted to the EU-27 and the UK.

DATES: September 2, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, (202) 720-9439; 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Foreign Agricultural Service, under a 
delegation of authority from the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign 
Agricultural Affairs, administers the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import 
Licensing regulation codified at 7 CFR 6.20 through 6.36 that provides 
for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles under 
TRQs as set forth in the HTSUS. These dairy articles may only be 
entered into the United States at the low-tier tariff by or for the 
account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and 
only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation.
    Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license 
authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type 
of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The Imports 
Program, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
issues these licenses and, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, monitors their use.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.34(a) states that whenever a historical 
license (Appendix 1) is permanently surrendered, revoked by the 
Licensing Authority, or not issued to an applicant pursuant to the 
provisions of Sec.  6.23, then the amount of such license will be 
transferred to Appendix 2. Section 6.34(b) provides that the cumulative 
annual transfers will be published by notice in the Federal Register. 
Accordingly, this document sets forth the revised Appendices in the 
table below. The quantities for designated licenses (Appendix 3 and 
Appendix 4) are also included in the table below for completeness.
    In addition, the Appendices have been revised to reflect modified 
EU and UK country allocations under certain TRQs in Chapter 4 of the 
HTSUS made by the U.S. Trade Representative in response to the 
withdrawal of the UK from the EU and to acknowledge the accession of 
Croatia to the EU. On July 6, 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative 
announced, inter alia, that: (1) The TRQs allocated to the EU under 
Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16, 17, and 18 to Chapter 4 will be allocated 
between the EU and the UK according to the average percentage of in-
quota imports for the 2013-2015 period; and (2) the UK would have 
access to a specific in-quota quantity under these notes. Specifically, 
the U.S. Trade Representative announced that, effective with respect to 
articles entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after January 1, 2022:
    1. Additional U.S. Note 2 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: 
(a) Inserting ``Croatia,'' into the list of countries in alphabetical 
order; and (b) deleting ``the Slovak Republic, Sweden or the United 
Kingdom'' and inserting ``the Slovak Republic or Sweden'' in lieu 
thereof.
    2. With respect to the published in-quota quantity of 96,161 
kilograms allocated to the EU 27 for the TRQ in Additional U.S. Note 6 
to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS, the UK shall have access to a quantity of 
not less than 14,062 kilograms and the EU 27 shall have access to a 
quantity of not less than 82,099 kilograms.
    3. Additional U.S. Note 16 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified 
by: (a) Inserting ``United Kingdom'' into the list of countries in 
alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ``2,213,374'' in 
the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the 
quantity ``27,846,224'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and 
(d)

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``25,632,850'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in lieu 
thereof.
    4. Additional U.S. Note 17 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified 
by: (a) Inserting ``United Kingdom'' into the list of countries in 
alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ``23,617''' in 
the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the 
quantity ``2,829,000'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and 
(d) inserting ``2,805,383'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in 
lieu thereof.
    5. Additional U.S. Note 18 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified 
by: (a) Inserting ``United Kingdom'' into the list of countries in 
alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ``895,948'' in 
the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the 
quantity ``1,31,000'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and (d) 
inserting ``417,052'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in lieu 
thereof.
    For U.S. TRQs under Additional U.S. Notes 19 to 23 and 25 to 
Chapter 4, the UK otherwise will be eligible to export under the in-
quota quantities allocated to ``other countries or areas.'' See 
Modification of U.S. Tariff-Rate Quotas and the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (86 FR 35560 (July 6, 2021)). 
Accordingly, the Licensing Authority has divided the amounts allocated 
to the EU under Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16, 17, and 18 in Appendices 
1, 2, 3 and 4, as applicable, between the EU and the UK by directly 
applying the percentages used by the U.S. Trade Representative to 
allocate the overall TRQs under those notes.
    Entities that currently hold EU-27 historical licenses for TRQs 
under Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16, 17, and 18 that wish to retain their 
EU-27 historical licenses and/or obtain UK historical licenses under 
these TRQs for the 2022 TRQ year and that otherwise qualify for carry 
over of such EU-27 historical licenses will be instructed to apply to 
carry over the EU-27 historical license and/or to obtain a UK 
historical license. The quantities of the new EU-27 license and/or UK 
license for the 2022 TRQ year that will be issued under these TRQs will 
be determined by allocating the original EU-27 license quantity between 
the two new licenses applying the same ratio that USTR used to split 
the applicable overall TRQ. Any discrepancies in quantities at the 
individual license level are due to rounding.
    Notice of this action and specific instructions on how to apply for 
the 2022 TRQ year for EU-27 and UK historical licenses under these TRQs 
are being provided to all current holders of EU-27 historical licenses 
for TRQs under Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16, 17, and 18. The notice and 
instructions are also posted on USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's 
Dairy Import Licensing Program's website at: https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/dairy-import-licensing-program and also in the Community 
Notices section of the Agricultural Trade License Administration System 
(ATLAS).
    Finally, with regard to Additional U.S. Note 16, Cheese and 
Substitutes for Cheese, the quantity in Appendix 1 for EU-27 historical 
licenses includes an additional 21,768 kg and the quantity for EU-27 
lottery licenses in Appendix 2 includes a reduction of 21,768 kg. This 
corrects a clerical error in the previously published quantities for 
Appendices 1 and 2. The correction does not change the overall quantity 
allotted to the EU-27 or the UK under Additional U.S. Note 16.

Lori Tortora,
Licensing Authority.


                                                Articles Subject to Dairy Import Licenses (Kilograms) \1\
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                                                                                                                            Designated
                                                                                                            Designated       licenses
                                                         Historical     Lottery licenses      Sum of         licenses        (Uruguay
                                                          licenses      (Appendix 2) \3\  Appendix 1 & 2   (Tokyo round,      round,         Total \4\
                                                      (Appendix 1) \2\                          \4\         Appendix 3)     Appendix 4)
                                                                                                                \4\             \4\
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NON-CHEESE ARTICLES, Notes 6, 7, 8, 12, 14 (Appendix
 1 reduction):
BUTTER (NOTE 6, Commodity Code G) (-19,466 kg)......         4,205,995         2,771,005       6,977,000  ..............  ..............       6,977,000
    EU-27 \5\.......................................            53,445            28,654          82,099  ..............  ..............          82,099
    The United Kingdom..............................             9,154             4,908          14,062  ..............  ..............          14,062
    New Zealand.....................................            76,503            74,090         150,593  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Other Countries.................................            35,382            38,553          73,935  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Any Country (-19,466 kg)........................         4,031,511         2,624,800       6,656,311  ..............  ..............  ..............
DRIED SKIM MILK (NOTE 7, Commodity Code K)..........                 0         5,261,000       5,261,000  ..............  ..............       5,261,000
    Australia.......................................                 0           600,076         600,076  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Canada..........................................                 0           219,565         219,565  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Any Country.....................................                 0         4,441,359       4,441,359  ..............  ..............  ..............
DRIED WHOLE MILK (NOTE 8, Commodity Code H).........                 0         3,321,300       3,321,300  ..............  ..............       3,321,300
    New Zealand.....................................                 0             3,175           3,175  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Any Country.....................................                 0         3,318,125       3,318,125  ..............  ..............  ..............
    DRIED BUTTERMILK/WHEY (NOTE 12, Commodity Code                   0           224,981         224,981  ..............  ..............         224,981
     M).............................................
    Canada..........................................                 0           161,161         161,161  ..............  ..............  ..............
    New Zealand.....................................                 0            63,820          63,820  ..............  ..............  ..............
BUTTER SUBSTITUTES CONTAINING OVER 45 PERCENT OF                     0         6,080,500       6,080,500  ..............  ..............       6,080,500
 BUTTERFAT AND/OR BUTTER OIL (NOTE 14, Commodity
 Code SU)...........................................
    Any Country.....................................                 0         6,080,500       6,080,500  ..............  ..............  ..............
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        TOTAL: NON-CHEESE ARTICLES (-19,466 kg).....         4,205,995        17,658,786      21,864,781  ..............  ..............      21,864,781
CHEESE ARTICLES (Notes 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,    ................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
 23, 25) (Appendix 1 reduction):
CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE (NOTE 16,                 17,021,404        14,448,327      31,469,731       9,661,128       7,496,000      48,626,859
 Commodity Code OT (-648,520 kg)....................
    Argentina.......................................                 0             7,690           7,690          92,310  ..............         100,000
    Australia (-522,506 kg).........................            13,122           528,048         541,170         758,830       1,750,000       3,050,000
    Canada (-54,507 kg).............................           895,655           245,345       1,141,000  ..............  ..............       1,141,000
    Costa Rica......................................                 0                 0               0  ..............       1,550,000       1,550,000
    EU-27 (not including Portugal) (-34,573 kg).....        12,769,952         8,505,615      21,275,567         835,707       3,168,576      25,279,850
    Portugal........................................            65,838            63,471         129,309         223,691  ..............         353,000

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    The United Kingdom..............................         1,118,071           744,709       1,862,780          73,170         277,424       2,213,374
    Israel..........................................            79,696                 0          79,696         593,304  ..............         673,000
    Iceland.........................................            29,054           264,946         294,000          29,000  ..............         323,000
    New Zealand (-18,155 kg)........................         1,332,845         3,482,627       4,815,472       6,506,528  ..............      11,322,000
    Norway..........................................           122,860            27,140         150,000  ..............  ..............         150,000
    Switzerland.....................................           512,184           159,228         671,412         548,588         500,000       1,720,000
    Uruguay.........................................                 0                 0               0  ..............         250,000         250,000
    Other Countries (-18,779).......................            82,127           119,508         201,635  ..............  ..............         201,635
    Any Country.....................................                 0           300,000         300,000  ..............  ..............         300,000
BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (NOTE 17, Commodity Code B) (-2,300         1,930,826           550,175       2,481,001  ..............         430,000       2,911,001
 kg)................................................
    Argentina.......................................             2,000                 0           2,000  ..............  ..............           2,000
    EU-27 (-2,300 kg)...............................         1,912,724           545,581       2,458,305  ..............         347,078       2,805,383
    The United Kingdom..............................            16,102             4,593          20,695  ..............           2,922          23,617
    Chile...........................................                 0                 0               0  ..............          80,000          80,000
    Other Countries.................................                 0                 1               1  ..............  ..............               1
CHEDDAR CHEESE (NOTE 18, Commodity Code C) (-9,324           2,286,995         1,996,861       4,283,856         519,033       7,620,000      12,422,889
 kg)................................................
    Australia.......................................           881,894           102,605         984,499         215,501       1,250,000       2,450,000
    Chile...........................................  ................                 0               0  ..............         220,000         220,000
    EU-27...........................................            16,645            66,892          83,537  ..............         333,515         417,052
    The United Kingdom..............................            35,759           143,704         179,463  ..............         716,485         895,948
    New Zealand.....................................         1,265,070         1,531,398       2,796,468         303,532       5,100,000       8,200,000
    Other Countries (-9,324 kg).....................            87,627            52,262         139,889  ..............  ..............         139,889
    Any Country.....................................  ................           100,000         100,000  ..............  ..............         100,000
AMERICAN-TYPE CHEESE (NOTE 19, Commodity Code A) (-          1,146,898         2,018,655       3,165,553         357,003               0       3,522,556
 4,536 kg)..........................................
    Australia.......................................           753,578           127,420         880,998         119,002  ..............       1,000,000
    EU-27 (-4,536 kg)...............................           131,539           222,461         354,000  ..............  ..............         354,000
    New Zealand.....................................           158,725         1,603,274       1,761,999         238,001  ..............       2,000,000
    Other Countries or Areas \6\....................           103,056            65,500         168,556  ..............  ..............         168,556
EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE (NOTE 20, Commodity Code D) (-         4,270,567         1,335,835       5,606,402               0       1,210,000       6,816,402
 10,902 kg).........................................
    Argentina.......................................           105,418            19,582         125,000  ..............         110,000         235,000
    EU-27 (-10,902 kg)..............................         4,049,341         1,239,659       5,289,000  ..............       1,100,000       6,389,000
    Norway..........................................           111,046            55,954         167,000  ..............  ..............         167,000
    Other Countries or Areas \6\....................             4,762            20,640          25,402  ..............  ..............          25,402
ITALIAN-TYPE CHEESES (NOTE 21, Commodity Code D) (-          5,867,429         1,653,118       7,520,547         795,517       5,165,000      13,481,064
 232,929 kg)........................................
    Argentina (-157,571 kg).........................         3,530,236           595,247       4,125,483         367,517       1,890,000       6,383,000
    EU-27 (-75,358 kg)..............................         2,337,193         1,044,807       3,382,000  ..............       2,025,000       5,407,000
    Romania.........................................                 0                 0               0  ..............         500,000         500,000
    Uruguay.........................................                 0                 0               0         428,000         750,000       1,178,000
    Other Countries or Areas \6\....................                 0            13,064          13,064  ..............  ..............          13,064
SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE (NOTE 22 Commodity Code          4,228,895         2,422,419       6,651,314         823,519         380,000       7,854,833
 GR)................................................
    EU-27...........................................         2,979,351         2,172,643       5,151,994         393,006         380,000       5,925,000
    Switzerland.....................................         1,216,046           203,441       1,419,487         430,513  ..............       1,850,000
    Other Countries or Areas \6\....................            33,498            46,335          79,833  ..............  ..............          79,833
LOW FAT CHEESE (NOTE 23, Commodity Code LF).........         1,173,766         3,251,142       4,424,908       1,050,000               0       5,474,908
    EU-27...........................................         1,173,766         3,251,141       4,424,907  ..............  ..............       4,424,907
    Israel..........................................                 0                 0               0          50,000  ..............          50,000
    New Zealand.....................................                 0                 0               0       1,000,000  ..............       1,000,000
    Other Countries or Areas \6\....................                 0                 1               1  ..............  ..............               1
SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE WITH EYE FORMATION (NOTE        12,983,391         9,313,940      22,297,331       9,557,945       2,620,000      34,475,276
 25, Commodity Code SW) (-108,457 kg)...............
    Argentina.......................................                 0             9,115           9,115          70,885  ..............          80,000
    Australia.......................................           209,698                 0         209,698         290,302  ..............         500,000
    Canada..........................................                 0                 0               0          70,000  ..............          70,000
    EU-27 (-108,457 kg).............................         9,653,742         6,823,086      16,476,828       4,003,172       2,420,000      22,900,000
    Iceland.........................................                 0           149,999         149,999         150,001  ..............         300,000
    Israel..........................................            27,000                 0          27,000  ..............  ..............          27,000
    Norway..........................................         2,285,329         1,369,981       3,655,310       3,227,690  ..............       6,883,000
    Switzerland.....................................           759,369           924,736       1,684,105       1,745,895         200,000       3,630,000
    Other Countries or Areas \6\....................            48,253            37,023          85,276  ..............  ..............          85,276
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        TOTAL: CHEESE ARTICLES......................        50,910,171        36,990,472      87,900,643      22,764,145      24,921,000     135,585,788
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            TOTAL: CHEESE & NON-CHEESE..............        55,116,166        54,649,258     109,765,424      22,764,145      24,921,000     157,450,569
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\1\ Source of the total TRQs is the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Chapter 4, in the corresponding Additional U.S. Notes.
\2\ Reduced from 2020 by total of -1,036,434 KG.
\3\ Increased from 2020 by total of 1,036,434 KG.
\4\ No change.
\5\ The list of countries in Additional U.S. Note 2 to Chapter 4 now includes ``Croatia'' and omits ``the United Kingdom.''
\6\ For Additional U.S. Notes 19 to 23 and 25, the UK will be eligible to export under the in-quota quantities allocated to ``other countries or
  areas.''



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