Federal Register Notices
[Federal Register: August
30, 2010 (Volume 75,
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import
Licenses for the 2011 Tariff-Rate Import Quota
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
SUMMARY: This notice announces a
fee of $150 to be charged for the 2011
tariffrate quota (TRQ)year for each license
issued to a person or firm by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA)authorizing the
importation of certain dairy articles, which are
subject to tariffrate quotas set forth in the
Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United
DATES: Effective August 31, 2010.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam
El-Farra, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import
Policies and Export Reporting Division,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400
Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1021,
Washington, DC 202501021; or by
telephone at (202) 7209439; or by email
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dairy Tariff-Rate
Import Quota Licensing Regulation promulgated by
USDA and codified at 7 CFR 6.206.37 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 tariffrates 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 such licenses is monitored by the Dairy
Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and
Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural
Service, USDA, and the U.S. Customs and Border
Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland
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 defray USDAs 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 2011 calendar year.
Notice: The total cost to USDA of administering
the licensing system for 2011 has been estimated
to be $333,000, and the estimated number of
licenses expected to be issued is 2,300. Of the
total cost, $280,000 represents staff and
supervisory costs directly related to
administering the licensing system, and $53,000
represents other miscellaneous costs, including
travel, postage, publications, forms, and
Automated Data Processing system support.
Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the fee
for each license issued to a person or firm for
the 2011 calendar year, in accordance with 7 CFR
6.33, will be $150 per license.
Issued at Washington, DC, August 11, 2010.
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