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Download as PDF 53148 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 172 Wednesday, September 7, 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 August 31, 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 VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Animal Welfare, 9 CFR part 3, Marine Mammals. OMB Control Number: 0579–0115. Summary of Collection: The Laboratory Animal Welfare Act (AWA) (Pub. L. 89–544) enacted August 24, 1966, and amended December 24, 1970 (Pub. L. 91–579); April 22, 1976 (Pub. L. 94–279); and December 23, 1985 (Public Law 99–198) requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to regulate the humane care and handling of most warm-blooded animals, including marine mammals, used for research or exhibition purposes, sold as pets, or transported in commerce. This legislation and its amendments were the result of extensive demand by organized animal welfare groups and private citizens requesting a Federal law to protect such animals. USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Animal Care (AC) has the responsibility to enforce the Animal Welfare Act and the provisions of 9 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter A, which implements the Animal Welfare Act. APHIS will collect information through the use of reports and records that are kept for a period of at least one year to ensure that the animals are cared for in the prescribed manner that is required by regulations. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to ensure compliance with the regulations intended to ensure the humane care and treatment of marine mammals. Without the information, none of the knowledge could be obtained from records, animal health certification would be at risk, and animals exposed to inadequate handling and care could not be properly documented. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 2,197. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Semi-annually. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 9,750. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–17647 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket Number FV–05–301] United States Standards for Grades of Strawberries Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting comments on its proposal to revise the United States Standards for Grades of Strawberries. Based on a request from the California Strawberry Commission (CSC), AMS is proposing to modify the standards to allow that percentages be determined by count rather than volume. The proposed revision will make tolerance determination more objective and uniform. DATES: Comments must be received by November 7, 2005. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to the Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 1661 South Building, Stop 0240, Washington, DC 20250–0240; Fax (202) 720–8871, E-mail FPB.DocketClerk@usda.gov. Comments should make reference to the dates and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be made available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours. The United States Standards for Grades of Strawberries are available either through the address cited above or by accessing the Fresh Products Branch Web site at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/standards/ stanfrfv.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri L Emery, at the above address or call (202) 720–2185, E-mail Cheri.Emery@usda.gov. E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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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 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 31, 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: Animal Welfare, 9 CFR part 3, Marine Mammals.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0115.
    Summary of Collection: The Laboratory Animal Welfare Act (AWA) 
(Pub. L. 89-544) enacted August 24, 1966, and amended December 24, 1970 
(Pub. L. 91-579); April 22, 1976 (Pub. L. 94-279); and December 23, 
1985 (Public Law 99-198) requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(USDA) to regulate the humane care and handling of most warm-blooded 
animals, including marine mammals, used for research or exhibition 
purposes, sold as pets, or transported in commerce. This legislation 
and its amendments were the result of extensive demand by organized 
animal welfare groups and private citizens requesting a Federal law to 
protect such animals. USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS), Animal Care (AC) has the responsibility to enforce the Animal 
Welfare Act and the provisions of 9 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter A, which 
implements the Animal Welfare Act. APHIS will collect information 
through the use of reports and records that are kept for a period of at 
least one year to ensure that the animals are cared for in the 
prescribed manner that is required by regulations.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to 
ensure compliance with the regulations intended to ensure the humane 
care and treatment of marine mammals. Without the information, none of 
the knowledge could be obtained from records, animal health 
certification would be at risk, and animals exposed to inadequate 
handling and care could not be properly documented.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-
profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 2,197.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Semi-annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 9,750.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-17647 Filed 9-6-05; 8:45 am]
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