Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 36916 [05-12621]

Download as PDF 36916 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 122 Monday, June 27, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. PY–05–006] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the shell egg surveillance portion of the Regulations for the Inspection of Eggs—7 CFR part 57. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 26, 2005. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Shields Jones, Standardization Branch, Poultry Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0259, Washington, DC 20250–0259, (202)720–3506. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations for the Inspection of Eggs (Egg Products Inspection Act). OMB Number: 0581–0113. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2006. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Congress enacted the Egg Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 1031–1056) (EPIA) to provide, in part, a mandatory inspection program to control the disposition of dirty and checked shell eggs; to control unwholesome, adulterated, and inedible shell eggs that are unfit for human consumption; and to control the movement and disposition of imported shell eggs. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 The Act authorizes the Department to issue regulations, which provide requirements and guidelines, for both the USDA and industry to use as the basis for common understanding to assure that only eggs fit for human food are used for such purpose. Under the shell egg surveillance program, shell egg handlers are required to register with USDA. Quarterly, a State or Federal surveillance inspector visits each registered handler to verify that shell eggs packed for consumer use are in compliance, that restricted eggs are being disposed of properly, and that adequate records are being maintained. The information collection and recordkeeping requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of Congress, to administer the mandatory inspection program, and to take regulatory action, in accordance with the regulations and the Act. The forms covered under this collection require the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the regulations, and their use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act. The information collected is used only by authorized representatives: AMS, Poultry Programs’ national staff; regional directors and their staffs; Federal-State supervisors and their staffs; and resident Federal-State graders, which includes State agencies. The information is used to assure compliance with the Act and the regulations and to take regulatory action. The Agency is the primary user of the information, with the secondary user each authorized State agency which has a cooperative agreement with AMS. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.30 hours per response. Respondents: State or local governments, businesses or other forprofit, Federal agencies or employees, small businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 934. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.99. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,659.30 hours. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 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 to be collected; or (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 technical collection techniques or other forms of information. Comments may be sent to: David Bowden, Standardization Branch, Poultry Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0259, Washington, DC 20250–0259. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: June 20, 2005. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–12621 Filed 6–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. 05–046–1] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Welfare; Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Rabbits Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of regulations issued under the Animal Welfare Act for the humane treatment and handling of guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 26, 2005. E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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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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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 122 / Monday, June 27, 2005 / 
Notices

[[Page 36916]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. PY-05-006]


Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention 
to request an extension for a currently approved information collection 
in support of the shell egg surveillance portion of the Regulations for 
the Inspection of Eggs--7 CFR part 57.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 26, 2005.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Shields Jones, Standardization Branch, 
Poultry Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0259, Washington, DC 
20250-0259, (202)720-3506.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Regulations for the Inspection of Eggs (Egg Products 
Inspection Act).
    OMB Number: 0581-0113.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2006.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Congress enacted the Egg Products Inspection Act (21 
U.S.C. 1031-1056) (EPIA) to provide, in part, a mandatory inspection 
program to control the disposition of dirty and checked shell eggs; to 
control unwholesome, adulterated, and inedible shell eggs that are 
unfit for human consumption; and to control the movement and 
disposition of imported shell eggs.
    The Act authorizes the Department to issue regulations, which 
provide requirements and guidelines, for both the USDA and industry to 
use as the basis for common understanding to assure that only eggs fit 
for human food are used for such purpose.
    Under the shell egg surveillance program, shell egg handlers are 
required to register with USDA. Quarterly, a State or Federal 
surveillance inspector visits each registered handler to verify that 
shell eggs packed for consumer use are in compliance, that restricted 
eggs are being disposed of properly, and that adequate records are 
being maintained.
    The information collection and recordkeeping requirements in this 
request are essential to carry out the intent of Congress, to 
administer the mandatory inspection program, and to take regulatory 
action, in accordance with the regulations and the Act. The forms 
covered under this collection require the minimum information necessary 
to effectively carry out the requirements of the regulations, and their 
use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act.
    The information collected is used only by authorized 
representatives: AMS, Poultry Programs' national staff; regional 
directors and their staffs; Federal-State supervisors and their staffs; 
and resident Federal-State graders, which includes State agencies. The 
information is used to assure compliance with the Act and the 
regulations and to take regulatory action. The Agency is the primary 
user of the information, with the secondary user each authorized State 
agency which has a cooperative agreement with AMS.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.30 hours per response.
    Respondents: State or local governments, businesses or other for-
profit, Federal agencies or employees, small businesses or 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 934.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.99.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,659.30 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (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 the 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 to be collected; or (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 technical collection techniques or 
other forms of information. Comments may be sent to:
    David Bowden, Standardization Branch, Poultry Programs, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0259, Washington, DC 20250-0259.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: June 20, 2005.
Kenneth C. Clayton,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 05-12621 Filed 6-24-05; 8:45 am]
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