Notice of Request for a New Information Collection (Electronic Animal Disease and Reporting System), 38356-38357 [E6-10475]

Download as PDF 38356 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 129 Thursday, July 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES June 29, 2006. 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) 720–8681. 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<31>2005 17:01 Jul 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency [Docket No. FSIS–2006–0013] Title: Power of Attorney. OMB Control Number: 0560–0190. Summary of Collection: Individuals or authorized representatives of entities wanting to appoint another to act as their attorney-in-fact in connection with certain Farm Service Agency (FSA), Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), and Risk Management Agency (RMA) programs and related actions must complete a Power of Attorney form and Extension Sheet to accommodate additional signatures (FSA–211/211A). The FSA–211/211A serves as evidence that the grantor has appointed another to act on their behalf for certain FSA, CCC, and RMA programs and related actions giving the appointee legal authority to enter into binding agreements on the grantor’s behalf. Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect information to verify an individual’s authority to sign and act for another in the event of errors or fraud that requires legal remedies. The information collected on the FSA–211/ 211A is limited to the grantor’s name, signature, and identification number, the grantee’s name, address, and the applicable FSA, CCC, and RMA programs. Failure to collect and maintain the data collected on the form will limit or eliminate USDA’s ability to accept an individual’s signature on behalf of another individual or entity. Description of Respondents: Farms; Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 176,296. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (once). Total Burden Hours: 44,956. Notice of Request for a New Information Collection (Electronic Animal Disease and Reporting System) Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–10490 Filed 7–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Food Safety and Inspection Service Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) intention to request a new information collection regarding data on meat, poultry, exotic animal, and rabbit slaughter for the Agency’s electronic Animal Disease Reporting System. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before September 5, 2006. FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this information collection request. Comments may be submitted by mail, including floppy disks or CD-ROM’s, and hand- or courier-delivered items. Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102 Cotton Annex, Washington, DC 20250. All submissions received must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS–2006–0013. All comments submitted in response to this notice, as well as research and background information used by FSIS in developing this document, will be available for public inspection in the FSIS Docket Room at the address listed above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The comments also will be posted on the Agency’s Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ regulations_&_policies/ 2006_Notices_Index/index.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 300 12th Street, SW, Room 112, Washington, DC 20250–3700, (202) 720–0345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 129 / Thursday, July 6, 2006 / Notices Title: Electronic Animal Disease Reporting System. Type of Request: New information collection. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.). These statutes mandate that FSIS protect the public by ensuring that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS also inspects exotic animals and rabbits under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (7 U.S.C 1621 et seq.). FSIS is requesting a new information collection addressing paperwork requirements regarding the collection of information concerning meat and poultry slaughter for the Agency’s electronic Animal Disease Reporting System (eADRS). In accordance with 9 CFR part 320, 381.175, 381.180, 303.1 (b)(3), 352.15, and 354.91, establishments that slaughter meat, poultry, exotic animals, and rabbits are required to maintain certain records regarding their business operations and to report this information to the Agency as required. For eADRS, establishments will report (by shift) slaughter totals in number of heads and weight by animal category. FSIS will use this information to plan inspection activities, to develop sampling plans for testing, to target establishments for testing, for Agency budget planning, and in its reports to Congress. FSIS will also provide this data to other USDA agencies—the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), for their publications and other functions. FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information collection assessment: Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take an average of 20 hours per annum to collect and submit this information to FSIS. Respondents: Establishments. Estimated No. of Respondents: 1,159. Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 600. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 23,180 hours. Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained from John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 300 12th Street, SW., VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Jul 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 Room 112, Washington, DC 20250– 3700, (202) 720–5627, (202)720–0345. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS’ functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS’ 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. Comments may be sent to both John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, at the address provided above, and the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253. 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. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that the public and in particular minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it on-line through the FSIS Web page located at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/ 2006_Notices_Index/index.asp. FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, recalls, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, scientific professionals, and other individuals who have requested to be included. The update also is available on the FSIS web page. Through Listserv and the web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an email subscription service which provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38357 information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ news_and_events/email_subscription/. Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, directives and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the option to password protect their account. Done at Washington, DC, on June 29, 2006. Barbara J. Masters, Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–10475 Filed 7–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration United States Standards for Feed Peas Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Final notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are establishing U.S. standards for Feed Peas under the authority of the U.S. Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (AMA). Current U.S. standards for Whole Dry Peas and Split Peas reflect the needs of the edible dry pea market. The quality and standards established for the edible dry pea market greatly differ from the feed pea market. Consequently, the current standards for edible dry peas do not reflect the current needs of the feed pea market. This action provides uniform standards and facilitates the marketing of feed peas. DATES: Effective Date: July 7, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marianne Plaus at GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–3630; Telephone (202) 690–3460; Fax Number (202) 720–1015; or e-mail to: Marianne.Plaus@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The AMA directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to develop and improve standards for agricultural products (7 U.S.C. 1622). These are standards of quality, condition, quantity, grade, and packaging. The intent of such standards is to encourage uniformity and consistency in commercial practices. The United States Dry Pea and Lentil Council and other dry pea industry representatives requested that GIPSA establish standards for dry peas used as feed for animals (feed peas). The pea E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 129 (Thursday, July 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38356-38357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-10475]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2006-0013]


Notice of Request for a New Information Collection (Electronic 
Animal Disease and Reporting System)

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice 
announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) intention to 
request a new information collection regarding data on meat, poultry, 
exotic animal, and rabbit slaughter for the Agency's electronic Animal 
Disease Reporting System.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before September 
5, 2006.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
information collection request. Comments may be submitted by mail, 
including floppy disks or CD-ROM's, and hand- or courier-delivered 
items. Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102 Cotton 
Annex, Washington, DC 20250. All submissions received must include the 
Agency name and docket number FSIS-2006-0013.
    All comments submitted in response to this notice, as well as 
research and background information used by FSIS in developing this 
document, will be available for public inspection in the FSIS Docket 
Room at the address listed above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The comments also will 
be posted on the Agency's Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/
regulations_&_policies/2006_Notices_Index/index.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact John O'Connell, Paperwork 
Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 
300 12th Street, SW, Room 112, Washington, DC 20250-3700, (202) 720-
0345.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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    Title: Electronic Animal Disease Reporting System.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the 
functions of the Secretary as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection 
Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and the Poultry Products Inspection 
Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.). These statutes mandate that FSIS 
protect the public by ensuring that meat and poultry products are safe, 
wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS also 
inspects exotic animals and rabbits under the authority of the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (7 U.S.C 1621 et seq.).
    FSIS is requesting a new information collection addressing 
paperwork requirements regarding the collection of information 
concerning meat and poultry slaughter for the Agency's electronic 
Animal Disease Reporting System (eADRS).
    In accordance with 9 CFR part 320, 381.175, 381.180, 303.1 (b)(3), 
352.15, and 354.91, establishments that slaughter meat, poultry, exotic 
animals, and rabbits are required to maintain certain records regarding 
their business operations and to report this information to the Agency 
as required.
    For eADRS, establishments will report (by shift) slaughter totals 
in number of heads and weight by animal category.
    FSIS will use this information to plan inspection activities, to 
develop sampling plans for testing, to target establishments for 
testing, for Agency budget planning, and in its reports to Congress. 
FSIS will also provide this data to other USDA agencies--the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), 
and the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration 
(GIPSA), for their publications and other functions.
    FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information 
collection assessment:
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take an average of 
20 hours per annum to collect and submit this information to FSIS.
    Respondents: Establishments.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 1,159.
    Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 600.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 23,180 hours.
    Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained 
from John O'Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety 
and Inspection Service, USDA, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 112, 
Washington, DC 20250-3700, (202) 720-5627, (202)720-0345.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS' functions, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the 
accuracy of FSIS' 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. Comments may be sent to both John O'Connell, 
Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, at the address provided above, and 
the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253.
    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.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that the 
public and in particular minorities, women, and persons with 
disabilities, are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it on-line 
through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/
regulations/2006_Notices_Index/index.asp. FSIS also will make copies 
of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS 
Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS 
policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS 
public meetings, recalls, and other types of information that could 
affect or would be of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. 
The update is communicated via Listserv, a free e-mail subscription 
service consisting of industry, trade, and farm groups, consumer 
interest groups, allied health professionals, scientific professionals, 
and other individuals who have requested to be included. The update 
also is available on the FSIS web page. Through Listserv and the web 
page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more 
diverse audience.
    In addition, FSIS offers an email subscription service which 
provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news 
and information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/
news_and_events/email_subscription/. Options range from recalls to 
export information to regulations, directives and notices. Customers 
can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the option to 
password protect their account.

    Done at Washington, DC, on June 29, 2006.
Barbara J. Masters,
Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E6-10475 Filed 7-5-06; 8:45 am]
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