Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 41679 [05-14295]

Download as PDF 41679 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 138 Wednesday, July 20, 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 July 15, 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 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; (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), OIRA _Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC. 20250– 7602. 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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. 138 / Wednesday, July 20, 2005 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 15, 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 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; (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), 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) 720-8958.
    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.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: NAHMS Chronic Wasting Disease 2005 Study (CWD 2005).
    OMB Control Number: 0579-NEW.
    Summary of Collection: 7 U.S.C. 391, the Animal Industry Act of 
1884, which established the precursor of the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services, the Bureau of Animal 
Industry, mandates collection and dissemination of animal health and 
information. APHIS plans to initiate a national study titled the 
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) 2005. CWD is a fatal, neurological 
disease that occurs in deer and elk populations. The study will collect 
information from cervid producers nationwide.
    Need and Use of the Information: The purpose of the CWD study is to 
support the farmed/captive cervid industry by collecting baseline data 
to: (1) Describe general health and management practices; (2) describe 
the farmed/captive cervid industry; and (3) identify the most efficient 
and effective ways to contact producers for outreach purposes. Without 
this type of data, APHIS ability to detect trends in management, 
production, and health status that increase/decrease farm economy, 
either directly or indirectly, would be reduced or nonexistent.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Farms; 
Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 5,600.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (One time).
    Total Burden Hours: 5,600.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-14295 Filed 7-19-05; 8:45 am]
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