Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Information Collection System, 71618-71619 [2021-27386]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 71618 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices Presidential Proc. No. 8114, 72 FR 13655 (March 22, 2007), and No. 8596, 75 FR 68153 (November 4, 2010). Background: Section 213A(b)(1)(B) of CBERA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2703a(b)(1)(B)), outlines the requirements for certain apparel articles imported directly from Haiti to qualify for duty-free treatment under a ‘‘valueadded’’ provision. In order to qualify for duty-free treatment, apparel articles must be wholly assembled, or knit-toshape, in Haiti from any combination of fabrics, fabric components, components knit-to-shape, and yarns, as long as the sum of the cost or value of materials produced in Haiti or one or more beneficiary countries, as described in CBERA, as amended, or any combination thereof, plus the direct costs of processing operations performed in Haiti or one or more beneficiary countries, as described in CBERA, as amended, or any combination thereof, is not less than an applicable percentage of the declared customs value of such apparel articles. Pursuant to CBERA, as amended, the applicable percentage for the period December 20, 2021 through December 19, 2022 is 60 percent. For every twelve-month period following the effective date of CBERA, as amended, duty-free treatment under the value-added provision is subject to a quantitative limitation. CBERA, as amended, provides that the quantitative limitation will be recalculated for each subsequent 12-month period. Section 213A(b)(1)(C) of CBERA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2703a(b)(1)(C)), requires that, for the twelve-month period beginning on December 20, 2021, the quantitative limitation for qualifying apparel imported from Haiti under the valueadded provision will be an amount equivalent to 1.25 percent of the aggregate square meter equivalent of all apparel articles imported into the United States in the most recent 12month period for which data are available. The aggregate square meters equivalent of all apparel articles imported into the United States is derived from the set of Harmonized System lines listed in the Annex to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (‘‘ATC’’), and the conversion factors for units of measure into square meter equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC. For purposes of this notice, the most recent 12-month period for which data are available as of December 20, 2021 is the 12-month period ending on October 31, 2021. Therefore, for the one-year period beginning on December 20, 2021 and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 extending through December 19, 2022, the quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under the valueadded provision is 367,770,223 square meters equivalent. Apparel articles entered in excess of these quantities will be subject to otherwise applicable tariffs. Paul E. Morris, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials. [FR Doc. 2021–27311 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Participant Letter(s) of Interest (LoI) 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 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 September 30, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. Title: National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Participant Letter(s) of Interest (LoI). OMB Control Number 0693–0075. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular, revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 120. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours per response. Burden Hours: 240 Hours. Needs and Uses: New collaborative projects to address specific cybersecurity challenges. Technology providers having an interest in participating in an announced project are invited to submit Letters of Interest (LoI) in participation. NIST provides a PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 LoI template to technology providers that express a desire to participate in a project. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Frequency: Once per announcement. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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 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 0693–0075. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–27383 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Information Collection System 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 September 30, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Title: National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Information Collection System. OMB Control Number 0693–0003. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular, revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 650. Average Hours per Response: 3 hours. Burden Hours: 1,950. Needs and Uses: This information is collected from all testing and calibration laboratories that apply for National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) accreditation. It is used by NVLAP to assess laboratory conformance with applicable criteria as defined in 15 CFR part 285, Section 285.14. The information provides a service to customers in business and industry, including regulatory agencies and purchasing authorities that are seeking competent laboratories to perform testing and calibration services. An accredited laboratory’s contact information and scope of accreditation are provided on NVLAP’s website (https://www.nist.gov/nvlap). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; and Federal, State or local government. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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 0693–0003. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–27386 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emergency Beacon Registrations National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before February 15, 2022. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at Adrienne.thomas@noaa.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0295 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to: LT Marisa Gedney, SARSAT Operations Support Officer, NOAA/NESDIS/ SARSAT, NSOF. E/SPO53 4231 Suitland Rd, Suitland, MD 20746, (202) 709–3202, OPS.SARSAT@NOAA.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The United States, Canada, France, and Russia operate the Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (COSPAS/SARSAT), a satellite system with equipment that can detect and locate ships, aircraft and individuals in distress if an emergency radio beacon is being carried. This system is used to detect digitally encoded signals in the 406.000–406.100 MHz range, coming from these emergency beacons. The 406.000–406.100 MHz beacons transmit a unique identifier, making possible the PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71619 ability to combine previously collected data associated with that beacon and transmit this vital data along with the beacon’s position to the appropriate rescue coordination center. Persons buying 406.000–406.100 MHz emergency radio beacons are required to register them with NOAA prior to installation. These requirements are contained in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations at 47 CFR 80.1061, 47 CFR 87.199 and 47 CFR 95.1402. The registration data is used to facilitate a rescue and to suppress the costly consequences of false alarms, which if unsuppressed would initiate the launch of a rescue mission and thereby deplete limited resources and possibly result in the loss of lives. This is accomplished through the use of the data provided to the rescue forces from the beacon registration database maintained by the NOAA’s United States Mission Control Center (USMCC) for Search and Rescue, to contact the distressed person(s) or alternate party via a phone call or radio broadcast. Other data provides rescuers with descriptive material of the element in distress. The registration information must be kept up-to-date. Four registration forms are used. The EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) form is used for nautical beacons. The ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) form is used for aircraft beacons. The PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is used to register portable beacons carried by individuals. Ship Security Alerting System (SSAS) beacons are carried aboard ships, are similar to EPIRBs and are used in the event of an emergency situation such as piracy or terrorism. These forms are being updated in response to the development of 406MHz second generation beacons (SGBs), which are in development and are projected to be available to the public in 2023. Changes to the forms are as follows: 23-Hex Beacon ID line: SGBs have 23character hexadecimal unique identifiers. NOAA’s 406 MHz Beacon Registration Database (RGDB) currently allows registrations for first generation beacons (FGBs) that contain 15character hexadecimal identifiers. Once SGBs are on the market, beacon owners will have the capability to register either FGBs or SGBs in the RGDB. Even though each registration will be for only one beacon ID, the hardcopy registration form must contain separate lines for FGBs and SGBs due to the differing number of characters and their presentation on manufacture labels and packaging—FGB IDs are presented in E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 240 (Friday, December 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71618-71619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of 
Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 
National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Information 
Collection System

    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 September 30, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
Commerce.

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    Title: National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) 
Information Collection System.
    OMB Control Number 0693-0003.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular, revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 650.
    Average Hours per Response: 3 hours.
    Burden Hours: 1,950.
    Needs and Uses: This information is collected from all testing and 
calibration laboratories that apply for National Voluntary Laboratory 
Accreditation Program (NVLAP) accreditation. It is used by NVLAP to 
assess laboratory conformance with applicable criteria as defined in 15 
CFR part 285, Section 285.14. The information provides a service to 
customers in business and industry, including regulatory agencies and 
purchasing authorities that are seeking competent laboratories to 
perform testing and calibration services. An accredited laboratory's 
contact information and scope of accreditation are provided on NVLAP's 
website (https://www.nist.gov/nvlap).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; not-
for-profit institutions; and Federal, State or local government.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    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 0693-0003.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-27386 Filed 12-16-21; 8:45 am]
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