Notice of Intent To Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection, 52362 [05-17477]

Download as PDF 52362 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 170 / Friday, September 2, 2005 / Notices chapter 10—Term Grazing permits and chapter 20—Grazing Agreements. The notice contained an incorrect World Wide Web/Internet address. In addition, language was mistakenly included in the proposed direction that incorrectly indicated restrictions of the base property and livestock ownership requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Giffen, Rangeland Management Staff, USDA Forest Service, (202) 205– 1455. Correction: In the Federal Register issue of August 19, 2005, 70 FR 48663– 48664, in the third column, correct the ADDRESSES caption to read: Interim Directive no. 2209.13–2005–3 (Chapter 10); and Interim Directive no. 2209.13–2005–4 (Chapter 20) are available on the World Wide Web/Internet at http:// www.fs.fed.us/im/directives. The proposed directives can be found on the Forest Service’s Rangeland Management Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/ rangelands. Paper copies can be requested by writing to the USDA Forest Service, Attn: Director, Rangeland Management Staff, Mail Stop 1103, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1153. Also send written comments by mail to that same address; by electronic mail to RgeID@fs.fed.us; or by facsimile to (202) 205–1096. If comments are sent by electronic means or by facsimile, the public is requested not to send duplicate comments via regular mail. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying. The agency cannot confirm receipt of comments. The public may inspect comments received on these proposed directives in the Rangeland Management Staff, 3rd Floor, South Wing, Yates Building, 14th and Independence Avenues, Southwest, Washington, DC, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those wishing to inspect comments are encouraged to call ahead to (202) 205–1460 to facilitate entry into the building ADDRESSES: Dated: August 30, 2005. Frederick R. Norbury, Associate Deputy Chief. [FR Doc. 05–17548 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 18:00 Sep 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Revise and 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 (Pub. L. 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 revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the Agricultural Labor Survey. Comments on this notice must be received by November 1, 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, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024 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 or Linda Hutton, Chief, Environmental, Economics, and Demographics Branch, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720– 6146. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Agricultural Labor Survey. OMB Number: 0535–0109. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006. Type of Request: Intent to Revise and Extend an Information Collection. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. The Agricultural Labor Survey provides statistics on the number of agricultural workers, hours worked, and wage rates. Number of workers and hours worked are used to estimate agricultural productivity; wage rates are used in the administration of the ‘‘H–2A’’ Program and for setting Adverse Effect Wage Rates. Survey data are also used to carry out provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act. NASS intends to request that the Agricultural Labor PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Survey be approved for another 3 years, with one program change. The number and average hours worked of selfemployed and unpaid agricultural workers will be collected each quarter for Hawaii only and the annual averages will be published. 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: This information collection comprises 4 individual surveys, two of which are conducted annually and two which are conducted quarterly, for an estimated total of 71,700 responses. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 9 minutes per response. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,200. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,755 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 at Washington, DC, August 15, 2005. Carol House, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–17477 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 170 (Friday, September 2, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 52362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17477]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent 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 (Pub. 
L. 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 
revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the 
Agricultural Labor Survey.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 1, 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, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-2024 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 or Linda Hutton, Chief, Environmental, 
Economics, and Demographics Branch, National Agricultural Statistics 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-6146.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Agricultural Labor Survey.
    OMB Number: 0535-0109.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006.
    Type of Request: Intent to Revise and Extend an Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates 
of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. The 
Agricultural Labor Survey provides statistics on the number of 
agricultural workers, hours worked, and wage rates. Number of workers 
and hours worked are used to estimate agricultural productivity; wage 
rates are used in the administration of the ``H-2A'' Program and for 
setting Adverse Effect Wage Rates. Survey data are also used to carry 
out provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act. NASS intends to 
request that the Agricultural Labor Survey be approved for another 3 
years, with one program change. The number and average hours worked of 
self-employed and unpaid agricultural workers will be collected each 
quarter for Hawaii only and the annual averages will be published.
    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: This information collection comprises 4 
individual surveys, two of which are conducted annually and two which 
are conducted quarterly, for an estimated total of 71,700 responses. 
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated 
to average 9 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Farms and businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,755 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 at Washington, DC, August 15, 2005.
Carol House,
Associate Administrator.
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