Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, 57126 [2021-22306]

Download as PDF 57126 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 196 / Thursday, October 14, 2021 / Notices The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (86 FR 32247, June 17, 2021). On October 8, 2021, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: October 8, 2021. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22331 Filed 10–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 5, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. Title: Interim Procedures for Considering Requests under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. OMB Control Number: 0625–0272. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 16 (10 for Requests; 3 for Responses; 3 for Rebuttals). Average Hours per Response: 8 hours per Request; 2 hours per Response; and 1 hour per Rebuttal. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Oct 13, 2021 Jkt 256001 Burden Hours: 89. Needs and Uses: Title II, Section 203(o) of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) [Pub. L. 112–42] implements the commercial availability provision provided for in Article 3.3 of the United StatesColombia Trade Promotion Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’). The Agreement entered into force on May 15, 2012. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, and pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, a fabric, yarn, or fiber produced in Colombia or the United States and traded between the two countries is entitled to duty-free tariff treatment. Annex 3–B of the Agreement also lists specific fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the two countries agreed are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner from producers in Colombia or the United States. The fabrics listed are commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers, which are also entitled to duty-free treatment despite not being produced in Colombia or the United States. The list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers may be changed pursuant to the commercial availability provision in Chapter 3, Article 3.3, Paragraphs 5–7 of the Agreement. Under this provision, interested entities from Colombia or the United States have the right to request that a specific fabric, yarn, or fiber be added to, or removed from, the list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers in Annex 3–B of the Agreement. Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that the President ‘‘promptly’’ publish procedures for parties to exercise the right to make these requests. Section 203(o)(4) of the Act authorizes the President to establish procedures to modify the list of fabrics, yarns, or fibers not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in either the United States or Colombia as set out in Annex 3–B of the Agreement. The President delegated the responsibility for publishing the procedures and administering commercial availability requests to the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’), which issues procedures and acts on requests through the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (‘‘OTEXA’’) (See Proclamation No. 8818, 77 FR 29519, May 18, 2012). The intent of the Commercial Availability Procedures is to foster the use of U.S. and regional products by implementing procedures that allow PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 products to be placed on or removed from a product list, on a timely basis, and in a manner that is consistent with normal business practice. The procedures are intended to facilitate the transmission of requests; allow the market to indicate the availability of the supply of products that are the subject of requests; make available promptly, to interested entities and the public, information regarding the requests for products and offers received for those products; ensure wide participation by interested entities and parties; allow for careful review and consideration of information provided to substantiate requests and responses; and provide timely public dissemination of information used by CITA in making commercial availability determinations. CITA must collect certain information about fabric, yarn, or fiber technical specifications and the production capabilities of Colombian and U.S. textile producers to determine whether certain fabrics, yarns, or fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the United States or Colombia, subject to Section 203(o) of the Act. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: As needed. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title II, Section 203(o) of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 112–42). This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0625–0272. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–22306 Filed 10–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 196 (Thursday, October 14, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 57126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22306]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the 
Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade 
Promotion Agreement

    The Department of Commerce will submit the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on August 5, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.
    Title: Interim Procedures for Considering Requests under the 
Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade 
Promotion Agreement.
    OMB Control Number: 0625-0272.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Number of Respondents: 16 (10 for Requests; 3 for Responses; 3 for 
Rebuttals).
    Average Hours per Response: 8 hours per Request; 2 hours per 
Response; and 1 hour per Rebuttal.
    Burden Hours: 89.
    Needs and Uses: Title II, Section 203(o) of the United States-
Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (the ``Act'') 
[Pub. L. 112-42] implements the commercial availability provision 
provided for in Article 3.3 of the United States-Colombia Trade 
Promotion Agreement (the ``Agreement''). The Agreement entered into 
force on May 15, 2012. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of 
the Agreement, and pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, 
a fabric, yarn, or fiber produced in Colombia or the United States and 
traded between the two countries is entitled to duty-free tariff 
treatment. Annex 3-B of the Agreement also lists specific fabrics, 
yarns, and fibers that the two countries agreed are not available in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner from producers in Colombia or 
the United States. The fabrics listed are commercially unavailable 
fabrics, yarns, and fibers, which are also entitled to duty-free 
treatment despite not being produced in Colombia or the United States.
    The list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and fibers may 
be changed pursuant to the commercial availability provision in Chapter 
3, Article 3.3, Paragraphs 5-7 of the Agreement. Under this provision, 
interested entities from Colombia or the United States have the right 
to request that a specific fabric, yarn, or fiber be added to, or 
removed from, the list of commercially unavailable fabrics, yarns, and 
fibers in Annex 3-B of the Agreement.
    Chapter 3, Article 3.3, paragraph 7 of the Agreement requires that 
the President ``promptly'' publish procedures for parties to exercise 
the right to make these requests. Section 203(o)(4) of the Act 
authorizes the President to establish procedures to modify the list of 
fabrics, yarns, or fibers not available in commercial quantities in a 
timely manner in either the United States or Colombia as set out in 
Annex 3-B of the Agreement. The President delegated the responsibility 
for publishing the procedures and administering commercial availability 
requests to the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(``CITA''), which issues procedures and acts on requests through the 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (``OTEXA'') 
(See Proclamation No. 8818, 77 FR 29519, May 18, 2012).
    The intent of the Commercial Availability Procedures is to foster 
the use of U.S. and regional products by implementing procedures that 
allow products to be placed on or removed from a product list, on a 
timely basis, and in a manner that is consistent with normal business 
practice. The procedures are intended to facilitate the transmission of 
requests; allow the market to indicate the availability of the supply 
of products that are the subject of requests; make available promptly, 
to interested entities and the public, information regarding the 
requests for products and offers received for those products; ensure 
wide participation by interested entities and parties; allow for 
careful review and consideration of information provided to 
substantiate requests and responses; and provide timely public 
dissemination of information used by CITA in making commercial 
availability determinations.
    CITA must collect certain information about fabric, yarn, or fiber 
technical specifications and the production capabilities of Colombian 
and U.S. textile producers to determine whether certain fabrics, yarns, 
or fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in 
the United States or Colombia, subject to Section 203(o) of the Act.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title II, Section 203(o) of the United States-
Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 112-42).
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of 
Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB 
Control Number 0625-0272.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-22306 Filed 10-13-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P