Notice of Intent To Extend and Revise Currently Approved Information Collection, 67021-67022 [2021-25665]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices Federal taxes. NIFA considers all of this information prior to award, to determine the grantee is both managerially and fiscally responsible. This information is submitted to NIFA on a one-time basis and updated accordingly. If sufficient changes occur within the organization, the grantee submits revised information. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150. Estimated Burden per Response: 6.3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 945 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above. Done at Washington, DC, this day of November 18, 2021. Carrie L. Castille, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2021–25668 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Extend and Revise Currently Approved Information Collection National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the National Institute of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to extend and revise a previously approved information collection, entitled NIFA Application Kit. This information collection replaces an existing information collection, also entitled NIFA Application Kit. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by January 24, 2022 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, 202–445–5388, Robert.martin3@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: NIFA Application Kit. OMB Control Number: 0524–0039. Expiration Date of Current Approval: 12/31/2021. Type of Request: Notice of intent to extend and revise a currently approved information collection. The burden for this collection remains unchanged. NIFA is requesting a three-year extension for the current collection entitled ‘‘NIFA Application Kit.’’ NIFA is also proposing nonsubstantive updates to the existing ‘‘Application Type Form’’ to reflect all grant types currently available. The form will be modified to include ‘‘New Investigator Seed’’ as an additional option under ‘‘Grant Type.’’ Abstract: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) sponsors ongoing agricultural research, extension, and education programs under which competitive, formula, and special awards of a high-priority nature are made. Because competitive applications are submitted, many of which necessitate review by peer panelists, it is particularly important that applicants provide the information in a standardized fashion to ensure equitable treatment for all. Standardization is also important to applicants to other programs as it lends itself to a more efficient process and minimizes administrative burden. For this reason, NIFA uses standard forms in the SF–424 Research and Related (R&R) form family which includes agency-specific forms for the application process. NIFA issues Requests for Application (RFAs) that includes the instructions for the preparation and submission of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67021 applications. These instructions provide, where appropriate, the necessary format for information in order to expedite, to the extent possible, the application review process. NIFA requires submission of applications electronically through Grants.gov. The forms and narrative information are mainly used for application evaluation and administration purposes. While some of the information is used to respond to inquiries from Congress and other government agencies, the forms are not designed to be statistical surveys. Also included in this information collection is one form which only applies to recipients of a NIFA fellowship/scholarship. The form is only used to document pertinent demographic data on the fellows/ scholars, documentation of the progress of the fellows/scholars under the program, and performance outcomes of the student beneficiaries. Respondents: Universities, non-profit institutions, State, local, or Tribal government, and a limited number of for- profit institutions and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents by form: Letter of Intent: 2,739. Form NIFA–2008 Assurance Statement(s): 2,000. Supplemental Information: 5,377. Application Type: 2,200. Proposal Type Form: 2,687. NIFA–2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Exit: 150. The individual form burden is as follows (calculated based on a survey of grant applicants conducted by NIFA): Letter of Intent: 2 hours. Form NIFA–2008 Assurance Statement(s): 30 minutes. Supplemental Information: 2 hours. Application Type: 15 minutes. Proposal Type Form: 15 minutes. NIFA–2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Exit: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on the public for all forms: 18,354 hours. Frequency of Respondents: Annually. 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 67022 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above. Done at Washington, DC, this day of November 18, 2021. Carrie L. Castille, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2021–25665 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–78–2021] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 18—San Jose, California Notification of Proposed Production Activity Innovusion, Inc. (Light Detection and Ranging Systems) Sunnyvale, California Innovusion, Inc. (Innovusion) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board (the Board) for its facility in Sunnyvale, California under FTZ 18. The notification conforming to the requirements of the Board’s regulations (15 CFR 400.22) was received on November 12, 2021. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ production activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status material(s)/ component(s) and specific finished product(s) described in the submitted notification (summarized below) and subsequently authorized by the Board. The benefits that may stem from conducting production activity under FTZ procedures are explained in the background section of the Board’s website—accessible via www.trade.gov/ ftz. The proposed finished products include light detection and ranging systems (duty rate is duty-free). The proposed foreign-status materials and components include: Stainless steel or non-extrusion aluminum housings, brackets, mounts, baffles, spacers, clamps, rings, bushings, shields, covers; unground ball bearings; cables and wires with connectors; encoders; electronic integrated circuits; fiber lasers; neodymium rare earth block magnets; brushless electric motors and generators; O-rings; optical fiber cables VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 and cable bundles; optical transceivers; printed circuit board splices and couplings; populated printed circuit board assemblies; stators and rotors for motors; transmission shafts; tempered glass windows; and, multi-faceted mirror mounted on mechanical bases (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 9.0%). The request indicates that certain materials/components are subject to duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is January 3, 2022. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Online FTZ Information System’’ section of the Board’s website. For further information, contact Juanita Chen at juanita.chen@trade.gov. Dated: November 18, 2021. Camille R. Evans, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–25656 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–038, C–570–039] Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric Between 70 and 90 Percent Silica, From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Circumvention Inquiry of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders—70–90 Percent Amorphous Silica Fabric Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to allegations of circumvention from Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a country-wide circumvention inquiry to determine whether imports of certain amorphous silica fabric with 70– 90 percent silica content (70–90 percent ASF) from the People’s Republic of China (China) are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain amorphous silica fabric with a silica content of at least 90 percent from China. DATES: Effective November 24, 2021. AGENCY: Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Margaret Collins, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 20, 2021, Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), the petitioner in the AD and CVD investigations, requested that Commerce initiate circumvention inquiries with regard to 70–90 percent ASF that is exported to the United States from China.1 The petitioner alleges that 70– 90 percent ASF constitutes merchandise altered in form or appearance in such minor respects that it should be included within the scope of the Orders,2 pursuant to section 781(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.225(i). In addition, the petitioner alleges that 70–90 percent ASF is later-developed merchandise and should be included within the scope of the Orders, pursuant to section 781(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(j). No interested parties submitted comments in response to this request for an inquiry. Scope of the Orders BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sfmt 4703 The product subject to these Orders is amorphous silica fabric with silica content of at least 90 percent from China. For a complete description of the scope of the Orders, see the Initiation Decision Memorandum dated concurrently with this notice.3 Merchandise Subject to the Circumvention Inquiry This circumvention inquiry covers amorphous silica fabric with silica content between 70 and 90 percent produced in China and exported to the United States. Legal Framework Section 781(c) of the Act provides that Commerce may find circumvention of an AD or CVD order when merchandise of the same class or kind as 1 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Anti-Circumvention Inquiry,’’ dated August 20, 2021. 2 See Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 14314 (March 17, 2017); see also Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric from the Peoples’ Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 82 FR 14316 (March 27, 2017) (Orders). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Initiation Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 24, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67021-67022]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25665]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Notice of Intent To Extend and Revise Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice 
announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) 
intention to extend and revise a previously approved information 
collection, entitled NIFA Application Kit. This information collection 
replaces an existing information collection, also entitled NIFA 
Application Kit.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by January 24, 
2022 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments.
    Instructions: All comments received will be posted without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, 202-445-5388, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title of Collection: NIFA Application Kit.
    OMB Control Number: 0524-0039.
    Expiration Date of Current Approval: 12/31/2021.
    Type of Request: Notice of intent to extend and revise a currently 
approved information collection. The burden for this collection remains 
unchanged.
    NIFA is requesting a three-year extension for the current 
collection entitled ``NIFA Application Kit.''
    NIFA is also proposing non-substantive updates to the existing 
``Application Type Form'' to reflect all grant types currently 
available. The form will be modified to include ``New Investigator 
Seed'' as an additional option under ``Grant Type.''
    Abstract: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 
sponsors ongoing agricultural research, extension, and education 
programs under which competitive, formula, and special awards of a 
high-priority nature are made. Because competitive applications are 
submitted, many of which necessitate review by peer panelists, it is 
particularly important that applicants provide the information in a 
standardized fashion to ensure equitable treatment for all.
    Standardization is also important to applicants to other programs 
as it lends itself to a more efficient process and minimizes 
administrative burden. For this reason, NIFA uses standard forms in the 
SF-424 Research and Related (R&R) form family which includes agency-
specific forms for the application process. NIFA issues Requests for 
Application (RFAs) that includes the instructions for the preparation 
and submission of applications. These instructions provide, where 
appropriate, the necessary format for information in order to expedite, 
to the extent possible, the application review process. NIFA requires 
submission of applications electronically through Grants.gov.
    The forms and narrative information are mainly used for application 
evaluation and administration purposes. While some of the information 
is used to respond to inquiries from Congress and other government 
agencies, the forms are not designed to be statistical surveys.
    Also included in this information collection is one form which only 
applies to recipients of a NIFA fellowship/scholarship. The form is 
only used to document pertinent demographic data on the fellows/
scholars, documentation of the progress of the fellows/scholars under 
the program, and performance outcomes of the student beneficiaries.
    Respondents: Universities, non-profit institutions, State, local, 
or Tribal government, and a limited number of for- profit institutions 
and individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents by form:
    Letter of Intent: 2,739.
    Form NIFA-2008 Assurance Statement(s): 2,000.
    Supplemental Information: 5,377.
    Application Type: 2,200.
    Proposal Type Form: 2,687.
    NIFA-2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Exit: 150.
    The individual form burden is as follows (calculated based on a 
survey of grant applicants conducted by NIFA):
    Letter of Intent: 2 hours.
    Form NIFA-2008 Assurance Statement(s): 30 minutes.
    Supplemental Information: 2 hours.
    Application Type: 15 minutes.
    Proposal Type Form: 15 minutes.
    NIFA-2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Exit: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on the public for all forms: 18,354 
hours.
    Frequency of Respondents: Annually.
    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; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other

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technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.
    Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the 
information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of 
charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above.

    Done at Washington, DC, this day of November 18, 2021.
Carrie L. Castille,
Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department 
of Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2021-25665 Filed 11-23-21; 8:45 am]
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