Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Foreign-Trade Zone Applications, 72211-72212 [2021-27552]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 21, 2021 / Notices approval tracks for SBPS phase 8 and the new Business Pulse Survey. In the event that a postponement is required for the Business Pulse Survey, we will run data collection for phase 8 of the SBPS. All results from the Small Business Pulse Survey will continue to be disseminated as U.S. Census Bureau Experimental Data Products (https:// portal.census.gov/pulse/data/). This and additional information on the Small Business Pulse Survey are available to the public on census.gov. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Small business will be selected once to participate in a 6minute survey. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 131 and 182. 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 0607–1014. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–27601 Filed 12–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 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; Foreign-Trade Zone Applications International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Dec 20, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 22, 2022. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Juanita Chen, Senior Foreign Trade Zones Analyst, International Trade Administration, or by email to juanita.chen@trade.gov or PRAcomments@doc.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0625– 0139 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 Christopher Kemp, Office of ForeignTrade Zones, (202)482–0862 or Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Foreign-Trade Zone Application is the vehicle by which individual firms or organizations apply for foreign-trade zone (FTZ) status, for subzone status, production authority, modifications of existing zones, or for waivers. The FTZ Act and Regulations (19 U.S.C. 81b and 81f; 15 CFR 400.21–25, 43(f)) set forth the requirements for applications and other requests to the FTZ Board. The Act and Regulations require that applications for new or modified zones contain information on facilities, financing, operational plans, proposed production operations, need for FTZ authority, and economic impact, where applicable. Any request involving production authority requires specific information on the foreign status components and finished products involved. Applications for production activity can involve issues related to domestic industry and trade policy impact. Such applications must include specific information on the customstariff related savings that result from zone procedures and the economic consequences of permitting such savings. The FTZ Board needs complete and accurate information on the proposed operation and its economic effects because the Act and Regulations authorize the Board to restrict or prohibit operations that are detrimental PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72211 to the public interest. The Regulations (15 CFR 400.43(f)) also require specific information for applications requesting waivers by parties impacted by 400.43(d). This information is necessary to assess the likelihood of the proposed activity resulting in a violation of the uniform treatment provisions of the FTZ Act and Regulations. II. Method of Collection U.S. firms or organizations submit applications by email to the office of Foreign-Trade Zones. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0139. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal government, or not-for-profit institutions applying for foreign-trade zone status, subzone status, modification of existing zones, production authority, or waivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 288. Estimated Time per Response: 3.5 to 131.0 hours (dependent on the type of application). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,521. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $123,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: The Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), administered through the FTZ Regulations (15 CFR part 400) and CBP Regulations (19 CFR part 146). IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 72212 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 21, 2021 / Notices your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–27552 Filed 12–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB637] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 78 South Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Assessment Webinar 3. AGENCY: The SEDAR 78 assessment of the South Atlantic Stock of Spanish mackerel will consist of a series of assessment webinars. A SEDAR 78 Assessment Webinar 3 is scheduled via webinar for January 26, 2022. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 78 South Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Assessment Webinar 3 has been scheduled for January 26, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Eastern. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from or completed prior to the time established by this notice. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Registration for the webinar is available by contacting the SEDAR coordinator via email at Kathleen.Howington@ safmc.net. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Howington, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Dec 20, 2021 Jkt 256001 Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571–4371; email: Kathleen.Howington@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion at the SEDAR 78 South Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Assessment Webinar 3 are as follows: Finalize any data issues as needed. Continue discussion on base model configuration and discuss proposed changes to model, sensitivity runs, and projections. Finalize base model configuration if possible. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: December 16, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–27609 Filed 12–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB636] Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 79 Data Workshop for Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic mutton snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 79 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic mutton snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 79 Data Workshop will be held from 1 p.m. on January 31, 2022, until 1 p.m. on February 4, 2022. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from or completed prior to the time established by this notice. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The SEDAR 79 Data Workshop will be held at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 2225 N Lois Ave., Tampa, FL 33607; phone: 1–813– 877–6688. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 21, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72211-72212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-27552]


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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; Foreign-Trade Zone Applications

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: 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 22, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by 
email to Juanita Chen, Senior Foreign Trade Zones Analyst, 
International Trade Administration, or by email to 
[email protected] or [email protected]. Please reference OMB 
Control Number 0625-0139 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 Christopher Kemp, Office of Foreign-Trade Zones, (202)482-0862 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Foreign-Trade Zone Application is the vehicle by which 
individual firms or organizations apply for foreign-trade zone (FTZ) 
status, for subzone status, production authority, modifications of 
existing zones, or for waivers. The FTZ Act and Regulations (19 U.S.C. 
81b and 81f; 15 CFR 400.21-25, 43(f)) set forth the requirements for 
applications and other requests to the FTZ Board. The Act and 
Regulations require that applications for new or modified zones contain 
information on facilities, financing, operational plans, proposed 
production operations, need for FTZ authority, and economic impact, 
where applicable. Any request involving production authority requires 
specific information on the foreign status components and finished 
products involved. Applications for production activity can involve 
issues related to domestic industry and trade policy impact. Such 
applications must include specific information on the customs-tariff 
related savings that result from zone procedures and the economic 
consequences of permitting such savings. The FTZ Board needs complete 
and accurate information on the proposed operation and its economic 
effects because the Act and Regulations authorize the Board to restrict 
or prohibit operations that are detrimental to the public interest. The 
Regulations (15 CFR 400.43(f)) also require specific information for 
applications requesting waivers by parties impacted by 400.43(d). This 
information is necessary to assess the likelihood of the proposed 
activity resulting in a violation of the uniform treatment provisions 
of the FTZ Act and Regulations.

II. Method of Collection

    U.S. firms or organizations submit applications by email to the 
office of Foreign-Trade Zones.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0139.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal government, or not-for-
profit institutions applying for foreign-trade zone status, subzone 
status, modification of existing zones, production authority, or 
waivers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 288.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3.5 to 131.0 hours (dependent on the 
type of application).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,521.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $123,000.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: The Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended 
(19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), administered through the FTZ Regulations (15 CFR 
part 400) and CBP Regulations (19 CFR part 146).

IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy 
of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed 
collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden 
on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that

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your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in 
your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from 
public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-27552 Filed 12-20-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P