Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 37075-37076 [05-12697]

Download as PDF 37075 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 123 Tuesday, June 28, 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 Motor Vehicles; FY 2004 Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Report Department of Agriculture. Notice of Availability of USDA FY 2004 AFV Report. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) (42 U.S.C. 13211–13219) as amended by the Energy Conservation Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Pub. 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Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request an VerDate jul<14>2003 16:46 Jun 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Dried Prunes Produced in CaliforniaPrune Dehydrator Survey, Marketing Order 993. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 29, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Valerie L. Emmer-Scott, Marketing Specialist, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Tel: (202) 720–2491, Fax: (202) 720–8938, or email: moab.docketclerk@usda.gov. Small businesses may request information on this notice by contacting Jay Guerber, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; telephone (202) 720–2491; Fax (202) 720–8938, or e-mail: Jay.Guerber@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Dried Prunes Produced in California, Marketing Order 993. OMB Number: 0581–0211. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Marketing order programs provide an opportunity for producers of fresh fruits, vegetables and specialty crops, in a specified production area, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. Order regulations help ensure adequate supplies of high quality product and adequate returns to producers. Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601– 674), marketing order programs are established if favored in referendum among producers. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized to oversee the order’s operations and issue regulations recommended by a committee or board of representatives from each regulated commodity industry. The Prune Marketing Committee (Committee) is responsible for locally administering the California Dried Prune Marketing Order, M.O. No. 993 (order). The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AMAA, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the dried prune marketing order program (7 CFR part 993), which has been operating since 1949. The California dried prune marketing order authorizes the issuance of grade and size regulations, inspection requirements, and volume regulations, when in effect. Regulatory provisions apply to dried prunes shipped both within and outside the production area to any market, except those specifically exempt. The order also has authority for research and development projects. Import grade and conditions requirements are implemented on dried prunes imported into the United States, pursuant to section 608(e)(1) of the AMAA. When a voluntary prune plum diversion program is implemented under the order, the Committee is required to survey commercial prune dehydrators to determine dried weight equivalents for fresh prune plums to be diverted. The Committee will obtain commercial dehydrators’ annual dryaway ratios for the preceding five years and will compute a five-year average dry-away ratio for each dehydrator. The Committee will then average those ratios, compute a five-year average dryaway ratio for each producing region, and will apply that ratio to diverted prune plums in those regions. The survey is needed so the Committee can compute and announce dried weight equivalents for fresh prune plums for use by those choosing to participate in a voluntary diversion program. The survey will be used when a voluntary diversion program is implemented. The information collected is used only by authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs’ regional and headquarter’s staff, and authorized employees of the Committee. Authorized Committee employees and the industry are the primary users of the information and AMS is the secondary user. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .25 hours per response. Respondents: Commercial prune dehydrators. Estimated Number of Respondents: 17. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 37076 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 28, 2005 / Notices Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4.25 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. Upon OMB approval, this information collection will be merged into the information collection currently approved under OMB No. 0581–0178, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Marketing Orders. Comments should reference OMB No. 0581–0211 and the California Dried Prune Marketing Order No. 993, and be mailed to Docket Clerk, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Tel: (202) 720–2491, Fax: (202) 720–8938; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or e-mail: moab.docketclerk@usda.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. 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 23, 2005. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–12697 Filed 6–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. FV05–993–4 NC] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:46 Jun 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Dried Prunes Produced in CaliforniaPrune Handler Compensation Survey, Marketing Order 993. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 29, 2005. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Valerie L. Emmer-Scott, Marketing Specialist, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Tel: (202) 720–2491, Fax: (202) 720–8938, or Email: moab.docketclerk@usda.gov. Small businesses may request information on this notice by contacting Jay Guerber, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; telephone (202) 720–2491; Fax (202) 720–8938, or E-mail: Jay.Guerber@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Dried Prunes Produced in California, Marketing Order 993. OMB Number: 0581–0208. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Marketing order programs provide an opportunity for producers of fresh fruits, vegetables and specialty crops, in a specified production area, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. Order regulations help ensure adequate supplies of high quality product and adequate returns to producers. Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601– 674), marketing order programs are established if favored in referendum among producers. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized to oversee the order’s operations and issue regulations recommended by a committee or board of representatives from each regulated commodity industry. The Prune Marketing Committee (Committee) is responsible for locally administering the California Dried Prune Marketing Order, M.O. No. 993 (order). The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the AMAA, to provide the respondents the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 type of service they request, and to administer the dried prune marketing order program (7 CFR part 993), which has been operating since 1949. The California dried prune marketing order authorizes the issuance of grade and size regulations, inspection requirements, and volume regulations, when in effect. Regulatory provisions apply to dried prunes shipped both within and outside the production area to any market, except those specifically exempt. The order also has authority for research and development projects. Import grade and conditions requirements are implemented on dried prunes imported into the United States, pursuant to section 608(e)(1) of the AMAA. Under the order, handlers are compensated for necessary services performed in connection with reserve prunes including, but not limited to, inspection, receiving, storing, grading and fumigation. To assist the Committee in formulating the compensation rates, current costs associated with those services will be obtained through a survey voluntarily submitted by dried prune handlers. The Committee will compute average costs, based on the number of handlers participating in the survey, and will announce the compensation rate for handling reserve prunes. This survey is needed so that the Committee can compute the average industry cost for holding reserve prunes. It will also allow the Committee to evaluate this information, update the compensation rate, and reimburse handlers for actual costs incurred in holding reserve prunes. This survey will be used when a reserve pool is recommended by the Committee. The information collected is used only by authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs’ regional and headquarter’s staff, and authorized employees of the Committee. Authorized Committee employees and the industry are the primary users of the information and AMS is the secondary user. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .25 hours per response. Respondents: Dried Prune Handlers who handle reserve prunes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5.5 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. FV05-993-3 NC]


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 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request an extension for and revision to a 
currently approved information collection for Dried Prunes Produced in 
California-Prune Dehydrator Survey, Marketing Order 993.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 29, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Valerie L. Emmer-Scott, 
Marketing Specialist, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 
0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237; Tel: (202) 720-2491, Fax: (202) 720-
8938, or e-mail: moab.docketclerk@usda.gov.
    Small businesses may request information on this notice by 
contacting Jay Guerber, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit 
and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 
0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237; telephone (202) 720-2491; Fax (202) 
720-8938, or e-mail: Jay.Guerber@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Dried Prunes Produced in California, Marketing Order 993.
    OMB Number: 0581-0211.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Marketing order programs provide an opportunity for 
producers of fresh fruits, vegetables and specialty crops, in a 
specified production area, to work together to solve marketing problems 
that cannot be solved individually. Order regulations help ensure 
adequate supplies of high quality product and adequate returns to 
producers. Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 
(AMAA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674), marketing order programs are 
established if favored in referendum among producers. The Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) is authorized to oversee the order's operations and 
issue regulations recommended by a committee or board of 
representatives from each regulated commodity industry. The Prune 
Marketing Committee (Committee) is responsible for locally 
administering the California Dried Prune Marketing Order, M.O. No. 993 
(order).
    The information collection requirements in this request are 
essential to carry out the intent of the AMAA, to provide the 
respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the 
dried prune marketing order program (7 CFR part 993), which has been 
operating since 1949.
    The California dried prune marketing order authorizes the issuance 
of grade and size regulations, inspection requirements, and volume 
regulations, when in effect. Regulatory provisions apply to dried 
prunes shipped both within and outside the production area to any 
market, except those specifically exempt. The order also has authority 
for research and development projects. Import grade and conditions 
requirements are implemented on dried prunes imported into the United 
States, pursuant to section 608(e)(1) of the AMAA.
    When a voluntary prune plum diversion program is implemented under 
the order, the Committee is required to survey commercial prune 
dehydrators to determine dried weight equivalents for fresh prune plums 
to be diverted. The Committee will obtain commercial dehydrators' 
annual dry-away ratios for the preceding five years and will compute a 
five-year average dry-away ratio for each dehydrator. The Committee 
will then average those ratios, compute a five-year average dry-away 
ratio for each producing region, and will apply that ratio to diverted 
prune plums in those regions.
    The survey is needed so the Committee can compute and announce 
dried weight equivalents for fresh prune plums for use by those 
choosing to participate in a voluntary diversion program. The survey 
will be used when a voluntary diversion program is implemented.
    The information collected is used only by authorized 
representatives of the USDA, including AMS, Fruit and Vegetable 
Programs' regional and headquarter's staff, and authorized employees of 
the Committee. Authorized Committee employees and the industry are the 
primary users of the information and AMS is the secondary user.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .25 hours per response.
    Respondents: Commercial prune dehydrators.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 17.

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    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4.25 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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.
    Upon OMB approval, this information collection will be merged into 
the information collection currently approved under OMB No. 0581-0178, 
Vegetable and Specialty Crop Marketing Orders.
    Comments should reference OMB No. 0581-0211 and the California 
Dried Prune Marketing Order No. 993, and be mailed to Docket Clerk, 
Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237; Tel: (202) 720-2491, Fax: (202) 
720-8938; Fax: (202) 720-8938; or e-mail: moab.docketclerk@usda.gov. 
All comments received will be available for public inspection during 
regular business hours at the same address.
    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 23, 2005.
Kenneth C. Clayton,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 05-12697 Filed 6-27-05; 8:45 am]
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