Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection, 45354-45355 [05-15518]

Download as PDF 45354 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 150 / Friday, August 5, 2005 / Notices permits for interstate movement of animals. The information obtained from these activities is used to find infected herds and ensure that brucellosis is not spread interstate from infected herds. These information collection activities are essential in determining the brucellosis status of an area and helping herd owners by allowing the timely detection and elimination of a serious disease. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.033519373 hours per response. Respondents: Accredited veterinarians, State animal health authorities, livestock inspectors, herd owners, and owners/operators of livestock markets. Estimated annual number of respondents: 7,382. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 71.455703. Estimated annual number of responses: 527,486. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 17,681 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the average reporting burden per response.) 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. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:34 Aug 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 Done in Washington, DC, this 1st day of August 2005. Elizabeth E. Gaston, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 05–15517 Filed 8–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Meeting, Northwest Forest Plan AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC), Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP), has scheduled an educational field trip on August 17, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Yreka, California. The purpose of the field trip is to have the committee learn more about fire-prone systems and how they affect local communities. The IAC will be given an update on the work of the Regional Interagency Executive Committee (RIEC) Fire-Prone Systems subcommittee, as well as other RIEC subcommittee efforts. These topics are based on key findings and trends from the April 19–20, 2005, Science and the Northwest Forest Plan, Knowledge Gained Over a Decade conference and advice received from the IAC on April 21, 2005. Due to travel limitations, the field trip is open to committee members only. Written comments may be submitted for the meeting record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this meeting may be directed to Kath Collier, Management Analyst, Regional Ecosystem Office, 333 SW. First Avenue, PO Box 3623, Portland, OR 97208 (telephone: 503– 808–2165). Dated: July 15, 2005. Anne Badgley, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 05–15490 Filed 8–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to seek approval to revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the List Sampling Frame Surveys. Comments on this notice must be received by October 11, 2005, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250 or sent electronically to gmcbride@nass.usda.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol House, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: List Sampling Frame Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0140. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2006. Type of Request: Intent to revise and extend a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop production, livestock production, economic statistics, and environmental statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The List Sampling Frame Surveys are used to develop and maintain as complete a list as possible of farm operations. The goal is to produce for each State a relatively complete, current, and unduplicated list of names for statistical sampling for agricultural operation surveys and the Census of Agriculture. Information from these agricultural surveys is used by government agencies and educational institutions in planning, farm policy analysis, and program administration. These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 150 / Friday, August 5, 2005 / Notices non-aggregated data provided by respondents. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 13.7 minutes per respondent Respondents: Farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 114,167 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 720– 5778. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (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. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed in Washington, DC, July 13, 2005. Carol House, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–15518 Filed 8–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently VerDate jul<14>2003 15:34 Aug 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 approved information collection, the Floriculture Survey. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 11, 2005, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250 or sent electronically to gmcbride@nass.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol House, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Floriculture Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0093. Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2005. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to revise and extend an information collection. Abstract: The objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Floriculture Survey is conducted in 36 States and obtains basic agricultural statistics on production and value of floriculture and nursery products. The retail and wholesale quantity and value of sales are collected for fresh cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, annual bedding/garden plants, herbaceous perennials, cut cultivated florist greens, propagative floriculture material, and unfinished plants. Additional detail on area in production, operation value of sales, and agricultural workers is included. These statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer programs and by growers and marketers in making production and marketing decisions. These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 21 minutes per respondent. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,760 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45355 Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 720– 5778. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (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. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed in Washington, DC, July 11, 2005. Carol House, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–15519 Filed 8–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice of solicitation of applications. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This Notice announces the availability of approximately $6 million of grant funds for the RCDI program through the Rural Housing Service (RHS), herein referred to as the Agency. Applicants must provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the Federal grant. These grants will be made to qualified intermediary organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development. This Notice lists the information needed to submit an application for these funds. DATES: The deadline for receipt of an application is 4 p.m. eastern standard time November 3, 2005. The application date and time are firm. The Agency will E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 05-15518]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a 
Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public 
Law 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR 
part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the 
intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to 
seek approval to revise and extend a currently approved information 
collection, the List Sampling Frame Surveys.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 11, 2005, to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250 or sent electronically 
to gmcbride@nass.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol House, Associate Administrator, 
National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, (202) 720-4333.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: List Sampling Frame Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0140.
    Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2006.
    Type of Request: Intent to revise and extend a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The primary objectives of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service are to prepare and issue State and national 
estimates of crop production, livestock production, economic 
statistics, and environmental statistics related to agriculture and 
also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The List Sampling Frame 
Surveys are used to develop and maintain as complete a list as possible 
of farm operations. The goal is to produce for each State a relatively 
complete, current, and unduplicated list of names for statistical 
sampling for agricultural operation surveys and the Census of 
Agriculture. Information from these agricultural surveys is used by 
government agencies and educational institutions in planning, farm 
policy analysis, and program administration.
    These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 
2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority 
are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 
2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to

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non-aggregated data provided by respondents.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 13.7 minutes per respondent
    Respondents: Farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 114,167 hours.
    Copies of this information collection and related instructions can 
be obtained without charge from Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, 
at (202) 720-5778.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (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.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed in Washington, DC, July 13, 2005.
Carol House,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-15518 Filed 8-4-05; 8:45 am]
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