Notice of Intent To Request an Extension, and Revision, of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 11175 [06-2065]

Download as PDF 11175 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 43 Monday, March 6, 2006 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 Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Request an Extension, and Revision, 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. 04–13) 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 seek approval to collect information in support of research and related activities. Comments on this notice must be received by April 28, 2006, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Jill Philpot, ARS Webmaster, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Philpot, ARS Webmaster (301) 504– 5683. DATES: hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Web Forms for Research Data, Models, Materials, and Publications as well as Study and Event Registration. Type of Request: Extension, and a Revision, of a Currently Approved Information Collection. OMB Number: 0518–0032. Expiration Date: N/A. Abstract: Sections 1703 and 1705 the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA), Pub. L. 105–277, Title XVII, require agencies, by October 21, 2003, to provide for the option of electronic submission of information by the public. To advance GPEA goals, online forms are needed to allow the public to request from the Agricultural Research VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:30 Mar 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Service (ARS) research data, models, materials, and publications as well as registration for scientific studies and events. For the convenience of the public, the forms itemize the information we need to provide a timely response. Information from forms will only be used by the Agency for the purposes identified. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 minutes per response (range: 1–5 minutes). Respondents: Agricultural researchers, students and teachers, business people, members of service organizations, community groups, other federal and local government agencies, and the general public. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3 minutes × 25,000 respondents = 1250 hours. Copies of forms used in this information collection can be obtained from Jill Philpot, ARS Webmaster, at (301) 504–5683. 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; (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 use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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: February 21, 2006. Edward B. Knipling, ARS Administrator. [FR Doc. 06–2065 Filed 2–28–06; 5:03 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Meeting Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. II, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21). DATES: March 27–29, 2006, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 28, and 8 a.m. to noon on March 29. Written requests to make oral presentations at the meeting must be received by the contact person identified herein at least three business days before the meeting. ADDRESSES: Waugh Auditorium, USDA Economic Research Service, Third Floor, South Tower, 1800 M St., NW., Washington, DC 20036. Requests to make oral presentations at the meeting may be sent to the contact person at USDA, Office of the Deputy Secretary, 202 B Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20250. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Schechtman, Designated Federal Official, Office of the Deputy Secretary, USDA, Telephone (202) 720– 3817; Fax (202) 690–4265; E-mail mschechtman@ars.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The twelfth meeting of the AC21 has been scheduled for March 27–29, 2006. 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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 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 43 / Monday, March 6, 2006 / 
Notices

[[Page 11175]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Request an Extension, and Revision, 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. 04-13) 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 seek approval to 
collect information in support of research and related activities.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 28, 2006, to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Jill Philpot, 
ARS Webmaster, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Philpot, ARS Webmaster (301) 504-
5683.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Web Forms for Research Data, Models, Materials, and 
Publications as well as Study and Event Registration.
    Type of Request: Extension, and a Revision, of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection.
    OMB Number: 0518-0032.
    Expiration Date: N/A.
    Abstract: Sections 1703 and 1705 the Government Paperwork 
Elimination Act (GPEA), Pub. L. 105-277, Title XVII, require agencies, 
by October 21, 2003, to provide for the option of electronic submission 
of information by the public. To advance GPEA goals, online forms are 
needed to allow the public to request from the Agricultural Research 
Service (ARS) research data, models, materials, and publications as 
well as registration for scientific studies and events. For the 
convenience of the public, the forms itemize the information we need to 
provide a timely response. Information from forms will only be used by 
the Agency for the purposes identified.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 3 minutes per response (range: 1-5 
minutes).
    Respondents: Agricultural researchers, students and teachers, 
business people, members of service organizations, community groups, 
other federal and local government agencies, and the general public.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3 minutes x 25,000 
respondents = 1250 hours.
    Copies of forms used in this information collection can be obtained 
from Jill Philpot, ARS Webmaster, at (301) 504-5683.
    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; (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 use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    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: February 21, 2006.
Edward B. Knipling,
ARS Administrator.
[FR Doc. 06-2065 Filed 2-28-06; 5:03 pm]
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