[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 135 (Thursday, July 14, 2011)]
[Page 41451]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17771]



Foreign Agricultural Service

Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to 
request an extension for a currently approved information collection 
procedure for entry of specialty sugars into the United States as 
described in 7 CFR part 2011.

DATES: Comments should be received on or before September 12, 2011 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to William Janis, International 
Economist, Import Policies and Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence 
Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-1021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Janis at the address stated 
above, or telephone at (202) 720-2194; or by e-mail at 
[email protected].

    Title: Specialty Sugar Certificate Application.
    OMB Number: 0551-0025.
    Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2011.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
    Abstract: The quota system established by Presidential Proclamation 
4941 of May 5, 1982, prevented the importation of certain sugars used 
for specialized purposes which originated in countries which did not 
have quota allocations. Therefore, the regulation at 15 CFR part 2011 
(Allocation of Tariff-Rate Quota on Imported Sugars, Syrups and 
Molasses, subpart B--Specialty Sugar) established terms and conditions 
under which certificates are issued permitting U.S. importers holding 
certificates to enter specialty sugars from specialty sugar source 
countries under the sugar tariff-rate quotas (TRQ). Nothing in this 
subpart affects the ability to enter specialty sugars at the over-TRQ 
duty rates. Applicants for certificates for the import of specialty 
sugars must supply the information required by 15 CFR 2011.205 to be 
eligible to receive a specialty sugar certificate. The specific 
information required on an application must be collected from those who 
wish to participate in the program in order to grant specialty sugar 
certificates, ensure that imported specialty sugar does not disrupt the 
current domestic sugar program, and administer the issuance of the 
certificates effectively.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 37.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 74 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Tamoria 
Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 
    Request for Comments: The public is invited to submit comments and 
suggestions to the above address regarding the accuracy of the burden 
estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any 
other aspect of this collection of information. Comments on issues 
covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to OMB if 
received within 30 days of publication of the Notice and Request for 
Comments, but should be submitted no later than 60 days from the date 
of this publication to be assured of consideration. All responses to 
this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB 
approval. All comments will also be a matter of public record. Persons 
with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of 
information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact 
USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Dated: June 24, 2011.
Suzanne E. Heinen,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-17771 Filed 7-13-11; 8:45 am]