Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 54705-54706 [05-18380]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 179 / Friday, September 16, 2005 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 139. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–18377 Filed 9–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. ST–05–07] Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Meeting Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Plant Variety Protection Board. DATES: October 6, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Blvd, Beltsville, Maryland. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Janice M. Strachan, Plant Variety Protection Office, Science and Technology Program, United States Department of Agriculture, 10301 Baltimore Blvd., Room 401, National Agricultural Library Building, Beltsville, MD 20705–2351, Telephone number (301) 504–5518, fax (301) 504–5291, or e-mail PVPOmail@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the provisions of section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice is given regarding a Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Advisory Board meeting. The board is constituted under section 7 of the PVP Act (7 U.S.C. 2327). The proposed agenda for the meeting will include discussions of: (1) The accomplishments of the PVP Office, (2) the financial status of the PVP Office, (3) E-business update, (4) Use of molecular data as a tool to determine distinctness, uniformity and stability, role of the AMS National Science Laboratory, and accreditation procedures, and (5) other related topics. Upon entering the National Agricultural Library Building, visitors should inform security personnel that they are attending the PVP Advisory Board Meeting. Identification will be required to be admitted to the building. Security personnel will direct visitors to the registration table located outside of Room 1400. Registration upon arrival is necessary for all participants. SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Sep 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 If you require accommodations, such as sign language interpreter, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Minutes of the meeting will be available for public review 30 days following the meeting at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The minutes will also be posted on the Internet Web site http:// www.ams.usda.gov/science/PVPO/ PVPindex.htm. The agenda for the upcoming meeting will be as follows: Plant Variety Protection (PVP) 2005 Advisory Board Meeting Agenda, October 6, 2005 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call to Order Introductions Opening Remarks Adoption of Agenda Adoption of May 2004 Board Meeting Minutes Appeals to the Secretary of Agriculture Overview of the PVP Office and PVP Act PVP Office Accomplishment Report PVP Office Financial Update PVP Office E-business Update Use of Molecular Data in Determinations of Distinctness, Uniformity, and Stability, Roles of the AMS National Science Laboratory, and Accreditation Procedures Topics brought forward by Board members Future Program Activities Meeting Summary Adjourn Dated: September 12, 2005. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–18378 Filed 9–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Research 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 (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR Part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54705 intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection, Information Collection For Document Delivery Services at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), that expires February 28, 2006. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: Address all comments to Wayne Thompson, Access Services Librarian, Collection Services Branch, National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, Room 300, 10301 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705–2351. Telephone: 301–504– 6503. Fax: 301–504–7593. E-mail: access@nal.usda.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Information Collection For Document Delivery Services. OMB Number: 0518–0027. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006. Type of Request: To extend a currently approved information collection. Abstract: In its role as both a preeminent agricultural research library and a National Library of the United States, NAL (part of the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service) provides loans and photocopies of materials from its collections to libraries and other institutions and organizations. NAL follows applicable copyright laws and guidelines and standard interlibrary codes and practices when providing loans and photocopies and charges a fee, if applicable, for this service. To request a loan or photocopy, institutions must provide a written request to NAL using either NAL’s Web-based online request system or an interlibrary loan request system such as the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) or the National Library of Medicine’s Docline. Information provided in these requests include the name, address, and telephone number of the party requesting the material, and depending on the method of delivery of the material to the party, may include either a fax number, e-mail address, or Ariel IP address. The requestor must also provide a statement acknowledging copyright compliance, bibliographic information for the material they are requesting, and the maximum dollar amount they are willing to pay for the material. The collected information is used to deliver the material to the requesting party, bill for and track payment of applicable fees, monitor the return to NAL of loaned material, identify and locate the requested material in NAL collections, and E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 54706 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 179 / Friday, September 16, 2005 / Notices determine whether the requesting party consents to the fees charged by NAL. Estimate of Burden: Average 1.00 minute per response. Description of Respondents: Respondents to the collection of information are those libraries, institutions, or organizations that request interlibrary loans or copies of material in the NAL collections. Each respondent must furnish the information for each loan or copying request. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2100. Frequency of Responses: Average 15 per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 525 hours. 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 a 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, such as through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. Comments may be sent to Wayne Thompson at the address listed above within 65 days after date of publication. 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: September 8, 2005. Edward B. Knipling, Administrator, ARS. [FR Doc. 05–18380 Filed 9–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Request for Comment; National Forest Visitor Use Monitoring Forest Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Sep 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 revision of information collection, National Forest Visitor Use Monitoring. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before November 15, 2005 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Dr. Donald B.K. English, NVUM Program Manager, USDA-Forest Service, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20250. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (202) 205–1145 or by e-mail to: denglish@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at Room 4 Central, Yates Building, USDA-Forest Service, Recreation and Heritage Resources staff, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to (202) 205–9595 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald B.K. English, Recreation and Heritage Resources staff, at (202) 205– 9595. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 requires that Federal agencies establish measurable goals and monitor their success at meeting those goals. Two items the Forest Service must measure are: (1) The number of visits that occur on the National forest lands for recreation and other purposes, and (2) the views and satisfaction level of recreational visitors to National Forest System lands about the types and quality of recreation services the agency provides. The agency is often asked for this kind of information from a variety of organizations that include Congressional Staffs, newspapers, magazines, and recreational trade organizations. National Forest System land managers will use the collected information to better understand their recreational customers, to improve recreational opportunities and services, and to identify barriers that prevent the agency from meeting the recreational needs of its customers. Data and results from this information collection are key considerations in revising land and resource management plans for National Forests, as required by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, and in agency strategic planning efforts. In PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 addition, information and results from this collection are directly used in several of the OMB Program Analysis Reporting Tool (PART) measures for the Forest Service Recreation program. Examples include measures of customer satisfaction, participation in physically active outdoor activities, and estimates of recreation visitation. The currently approved information collection is designed to estimate the number of visits to National Forests and Grasslands for recreation as well as obtain information on key management issues including the proportion of visitors that engage in various outdoor recreation activities, the geographic and demographic populations served, visitor satisfaction with facilities and services provided, the amount of recreational use that occurs on designated wilderness areas, and salient economic aspects of recreational use of National Forests. The collected information will be shared with all National Forest System land managers and upon request, with others. Results from this collection will be published in agency reports and various research journals. The sampling design, survey instrument, and analysis protocols are also being tested at several areas by the Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management to evaluate the applicability of this collection as a scientifically-credible and effective means of obtaining visitation estimates and visitor characteristics on its lands. As well, the DOI National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service will be testing the protocols on their lands in Southern Nevada to obtain information needed to conform with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. Title: National Visitor Use Monitoring. OMB Number: 0596–0110. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2006. Type of Request: Extension with revision. Abstract: Data from this information collection is used to estimate the number of recreational visits to National Forests and Grasslands, and designated wilderness areas, as well as the types of activities in which these visitors participate. The data are used to identify recreational markets, defined customers served, evaluate visitor satisfaction, and estimate the economic values and impacts of recreational visits. Respondents are asked questions about the activities in which they participate while visiting National Forest System lands, the duration of their visit, how often they visit, what types of items they have purchased during their visit, and E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 179 (Friday, September 16, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54705-54706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18380]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Research 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 (OMB) regulations at 5 
CFR Part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the 
Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to request an extension 
of a currently approved information collection, Information Collection 
For Document Delivery Services at the National Agricultural Library 
(NAL), that expires February 28, 2006.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 21, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments to Wayne Thompson, Access Services 
Librarian, Collection Services Branch, National Agricultural Library, 
Agricultural Research Service, Room 300, 10301 Baltimore Ave., 
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351. Telephone: 301-504-6503. Fax: 301-504-7593. 
E-mail: access@nal.usda.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Information Collection For Document Delivery Services.
    OMB Number: 0518-0027.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006.
    Type of Request: To extend a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: In its role as both a preeminent agricultural research 
library and a National Library of the United States, NAL (part of the 
Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service) provides 
loans and photocopies of materials from its collections to libraries 
and other institutions and organizations. NAL follows applicable 
copyright laws and guidelines and standard interlibrary codes and 
practices when providing loans and photocopies and charges a fee, if 
applicable, for this service. To request a loan or photocopy, 
institutions must provide a written request to NAL using either NAL's 
Web-based online request system or an interlibrary loan request system 
such as the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) or the National 
Library of Medicine's Docline. Information provided in these requests 
include the name, address, and telephone number of the party requesting 
the material, and depending on the method of delivery of the material 
to the party, may include either a fax number, e-mail address, or Ariel 
IP address. The requestor must also provide a statement acknowledging 
copyright compliance, bibliographic information for the material they 
are requesting, and the maximum dollar amount they are willing to pay 
for the material. The collected information is used to deliver the 
material to the requesting party, bill for and track payment of 
applicable fees, monitor the return to NAL of loaned material, identify 
and locate the requested material in NAL collections, and

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determine whether the requesting party consents to the fees charged by 
NAL.
    Estimate of Burden: Average 1.00 minute per response.
    Description of Respondents: Respondents to the collection of 
information are those libraries, institutions, or organizations that 
request interlibrary loans or copies of material in the NAL 
collections. Each respondent must furnish the information for each loan 
or copying request.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2100.
    Frequency of Responses: Average 15 per respondent.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 525 hours.
    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 a 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, such as through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques. Comments may be sent to Wayne Thompson at the address 
listed above within 65 days after date of publication. 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: September 8, 2005.
Edward B. Knipling,
Administrator, ARS.
[FR Doc. 05-18380 Filed 9-15-05; 8:45 am]
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