Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 5129 [05-1797]

Download as PDF 5129 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 20 Tuesday, February 1, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request January 27, 2005. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Pamela_Beverly_OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to VerDate jul<14>2003 15:06 Jan 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 30-day Federal Register Notice [TM–03–03] Forest Service National Organic Program: Development, Issuance, and Use of Guidance Documents Title: Evaluation of the Environment Intervention Handbook. OMB Control Number: 0596–NEW. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

January 27, 2005.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Pamela--Beverly-- OIRA--
Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this 
notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 
(202) 720-8681.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

30-day Federal Register Notice

Forest Service

    Title: Evaluation of the Environment Intervention Handbook.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-NEW.
    Summary of Collection: The Environmental Intervention Handbook is a 
tool for resource managers to address depreciative activities in 
recreation settings. The Forest Service (FS) and university researchers 
will contact recipients of a handbook designed to help managers reduce 
depreciative activities. Through those contacts they will evaluate the 
uses of the handbook, barriers to usage, and the need for the revision 
of the handbook or creation of supplementary materials. This will help 
the researchers improve their ability to provide information to natural 
resource managers on reducing activities like littering, vandalism, and 
other activities that cause damage. To gather this information, a mini-
survey will be sent through the mail to all handbook recipients.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information from the survey 
will be used by FS to evaluate the application and uses of the 
handbook, the need for revision of the handbook, and the need for 
additional tools or supplementary information to be used with the 
handbook. Without the proposed information collection, assessment of 
how the handbook was used, how well it worked, whether or not we need 
to revise it, and if we need to provide additional tools will not be 
known.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 50.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 27.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-1797 Filed 1-31-05; 8:45 am]
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