Notice of Intent to Revise an Information Collection, 71461-71462 [E5-6675]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 29, 2005 / Notices electronically to gmcbride@nass.usda.gov. Joe Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Vegetable Surveys Program. OMB Number: 0535–0037. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2006. Type of Request: Intent to revise and extend a currently approved 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 Vegetable Surveys Program obtains basic agricultural statistics for fresh market and processing vegetables in major producing States. Vegetable statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer programs and by growers, processors, and marketers in making production and marketing decisions. The fresh market estimating program now consists of 25 selected crops and the processing program consists of 8 principal crops. 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 12 minutes per response. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 31,400. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,280 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:13 Nov 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 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, November 14, 2005. Joe Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E5–6667 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent to Revise an 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 intent of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision of a currently approved information collection, the National Childhood Injury and Occupational Injury Survey of Farm Operators. Comments on this notice must be received by January 30, 2006 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5330B South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024 or gmcbride@nass.usda.gov. DATES: Joe Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Childhood Injury and Occupational Injury Survey of Farm Operators. OMB Control Number: 0535–0235. Expiration Date of Approval: 06/30/ 2008. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71461 Abstract: The National Childhood Injury and Occupational Injury Survey of Farm Operators is designed to (1) Provide estimates of childhood nonfatal injury incidence and description of injury occurring to children less than 20 years of age who reside, work, or visit farms and (2) describe the occupational injury experience of all farm operators. Data will be collected from 25,000 operations from all 50 States by telephone. The survey instrument will be tested on 500 operations to ensure proper flow and comprehension. Questions will relate to the existence of hazards on the farm operation at the time of the interview which may cause injury. These data will update and enhance existing data series used by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to establish a measure of the number of hazards present on farms and the number of children potentially exposed to farm hazards. Reports will be generated and information disseminated to all interested parties concerning the finding of this study. 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 27 minutes per response; screen-outs will be allowed early in the instrument if the respondent does not operate a farm. Respondents: Farm operators. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,500. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,500 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 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 E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 71462 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 29, 2005 / Notices 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, November 14, 2005. Joe Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E5–6675 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Intent to Hold Public Scoping Meetings and Prepare an Environmental Assessment Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice of intent to hold public scoping meetings and prepare an environmental assessment (EA). ACTION: SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) intends to hold public scoping meetings and prepare an environmental assessment in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (CEPCI) of South Carolina. The proposal consists of the construction of approximately 20 miles of 115 kilovolt transmission line to provide more reliable transmission power to McClellanville, SC. The proposed 115kilovolt transmission line project would be constructed within one of several alternative corridors under consideration. The alternative transmission line corridors originate at existing power delivery points near Jamestown and Charity, Berkeley County and Winyah and Belle Isle south of the city of Georgetown in Georgetown County, SC and at a potential new substation that would be built in the vicinity of the town of Honey Hill, Berkeley County, SC. The corridors terminate at the proposed location of a substation in McClellanville from which electric power distribution lines would service the community. Portions of the alternative corridors include Federal lands of the Francis Marion National Forest therefore the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) is a cooperating agency in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis. CEPCI is requesting RUS to provide financing for the proposed project. DATES: RUS will conduct a scoping meeting in an open house format from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2005, at the 20:13 Nov 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Strength, Environmental Protection Specialist, USDA, Rural Development, Utilities Programs, Engineering and Environmental Staff, Stop 1571, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–1571, telephone (202) 720–0468. Mrs. Strength’s e-mail address is stephanie.strength@wdc.usda.gov. CEPCI proposes to construct a 115 kilovolt transmission line between a source substation and a proposed substation located in McClellanville. Single pole structures ranging in height from 80- to 150-feet would support the conductors and would require a right-of-way of 70 feet. One alternative route includes an approximately 2-mile subsurface directionally-drilled section below the Santee River delta. Depending on which route is chosen the approximate length of the transmission line would be from 16 to 26 miles. It is anticipated that this transmission line would be in service in the Spring of 2008. Alternatives considered by RUS and CEPCI include: (a) No action, (b) alternative transmission improvements, and (c) alternative transmission line corridors. An Electric Alternative Evaluation and Macro Corridor Study Report, prepared by CEPCI will be presented at the public scoping meeting. The Report is available for public review at the USDA/Rural Development address provided in this notice, at Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., 121 Greystone Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210 and at: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 McClellanville Government Services Building, located at 405 Pinckney Street, McClellanville, SC 29458 Phone: (843) 887–3712. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and solicit comments for the preparation of an EA. Berkeley County Library, PO Box 1239, 1003 Hwy. 52, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, (843) 719–4223, (843) 719– 4226 (Fax), Director: Colleen L. Carney, Web Site: http:// www.berkeley.lib.sc.us/. Charleston County Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, (843) 805–6801, (843) 727–3741 (Fax), Director: Jan Buvinger, Web Site: http://www.ccpl.org. Georgetown County Library, 405 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440, (843) 546–2521, (843) 527– 3251 (Fax), Director: Dwight McInvaill, Web Site: http:// www.gcpl.lib.sc.us/. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 McClellanville Branch Library, 222 Baker St., McClellanville, SC 29458, (843) 889–3300. Government agencies, private organizations, and the public are invited to participate in the planning and analysis of the proposed project. Representatives from RUS and CEPCI will be available at the scoping meeting to discuss RUS’ environmental review process, describe the project, the need for the project, the macro corridors under consideration, and discuss the scope of environmental issues to be considered, answer questions, and accept oral and written comments. Written comments will be accepted for 30 days after the public scoping meeting. Written comments should be sent to RUS at the address provided in this notice. From information provided in the alternative evaluation and site selection study, input that may be provided by government agencies, private organizations, and the public, Central Electric Power Cooperative will prepare an environmental analysis to be submitted to RUS for review. RUS will use the environmental analysis to determine the significance of the impacts of the project and may adopt it as its environmental assessment of the project. RUS’ environmental assessment of the project would be available for review and comment for 30 days. Should RUS determine, based on the EA of the project, that the project would not have a significant environmental impact, it will prepare a finding of no significant impact. Public notification of a finding of no significant impact would be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers with a circulation in the project area. Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with environmental review requirements as prescribed by the Council on Environmental Quality and RUS environmental policies and procedures. Benjamin Shuman, Acting Director, Engineering and Environmental Staff, USDA/Rural Development/Utilities Programs. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 29, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: E5-6675]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent to Revise an 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 
intent of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to 
request revision of a currently approved information collection, the 
National Childhood Injury and Occupational Injury Survey of Farm 
Operators.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 30, 2006 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5330B South Building, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-2024 or 
gmcbride@nass.usda.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Childhood Injury and Occupational Injury Survey of 
Farm Operators.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0235.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 06/30/2008.
    Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The National Childhood Injury and Occupational Injury 
Survey of Farm Operators is designed to (1) Provide estimates of 
childhood nonfatal injury incidence and description of injury occurring 
to children less than 20 years of age who reside, work, or visit farms 
and (2) describe the occupational injury experience of all farm 
operators. Data will be collected from 25,000 operations from all 50 
States by telephone. The survey instrument will be tested on 500 
operations to ensure proper flow and comprehension. Questions will 
relate to the existence of hazards on the farm operation at the time of 
the interview which may cause injury. These data will update and 
enhance existing data series used by the National Institute of 
Occupational Safety and Health to establish a measure of the number of 
hazards present on farms and the number of children potentially exposed 
to farm hazards. Reports will be generated and information disseminated 
to all interested parties concerning the finding of this study. 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 27 minutes per response; screen-
outs will be allowed early in the instrument if the respondent does not 
operate a farm.
    Respondents: Farm operators.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,500 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 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

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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, November 14, 2005.
Joe Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
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