[Federal Register: September 1, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 169)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2006 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
SUMMARY: This notice announces that the fee to be charged for the 2006
tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or
firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set
forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) will be $150.00 per license.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2006.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bettyann Gonzales, Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Program, Import Policies and Programs Division, STOP 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1021 or telephone at (202) 720-1344 or E-mail at Bettyann.Gonzales@fas.usda.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota
Licensing Regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and codified
at 7 CFR 6.20-6.37 provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy
articles that are subject to TRQs set forth in the HTS. Those dairy articles may
only be entered into the United States at the in-quota TRQ tariff-rates by or
for the account of a person or firm to
whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation.
Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type
of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of licenses by the license holder to import dairy articles is monitored by
the Dairy Import Quota Manager, Import Policies and Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Customs Service.
The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) provides that a fee will be charged for each license issued to a person or firm by the Licensing Authority
in order to reimburse the Department of Agriculture for the costs of administering the licensing system under this regulation.
The regulation at 7 CFR 6.33(a) also provides that the Licensing Authority will announce the annual fee for each license and that such
fee will be set out in a notice to be published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this notice sets out the fee for the licenses to
be issued for the 2006 calendar year.
The total cost to the Department of Agriculture of administering the licensing system during 2005 has been determined to be $383,000 and
the estimated number of licenses expected to be issued is 2,550. Of the total cost, $210,000 represents staff and supervisory costs directly
released to administering the licensing system for 2005; $50,000 represents the total computer costs to monitor and issue import
licenses for 2005; and $123,000 represents other miscellaneous costs, including travel, postage, publications, forms, Internet software
development, and ADP system contractors.
Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee for each license issued to a person or firm for the 2006 calendar year, in accordance
with 7 CFR 6.33, will be $150.00 per license.
Issued at Washington, DC the 23rd day of August, 2005.
[FR Doc. 05-17414 Filed 8-31-05; 8:45 am]
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