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Download as PDF 14767 Notices Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 60 Thursday, March 29, 2007 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 Marketing Service [Docket No. AMS–PY–07–0021] Notice of Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to request an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of customer-focused improvement initiatives for USDAprocured poultry, livestock, fruit, and vegetable products. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 29, 2007. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov or to David Bowden, Jr., Chief, Standardization Branch, Poultry Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0259, Washington, DC 20250–0259, (202) 690–3148. Comments should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular business hours, or can be viewed at: https://www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Customer Service Survey for USDA-Donated Food Products. OMB Number: 0581–0182. Expiration Date, as approved by OMB: 10/31/2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:20 Mar 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Starting with a 1996 pilot project by AMS, customers have been able to use the Customer Opinion Postcard, Form AMS–11, a 4-by 6-inch postcard, to voluntarily submit their perceptions of poultry, livestock, fruit, and vegetable products procured by USDA for school lunch program (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) and other domestic food assistance programs. These cards have proven to be a quick and inexpensive way for AMS to learn customer perception of USDA commodities thereby helping the Agency make improvements to its products. AMS would like to continue the use of the customer opinion postcards to get voluntary customer feedback on various products each year by reapproval of the Customer Opinion Postcard, Form AMS–11. In this way AMS will be better able to meet the quality expectations of school food service personnel and the 26 million school children who consume these products daily. Information about customers’ perceptions of USDA-procured products is sought as a sound management practice to support AMS activities under 7 CFR part 250, regulations for ‘‘Donation of Foods for Use in the United States, Its Territories and Possessions and Areas Under Its Jurisdiction.’’ The information collected will be used primarily by authorized representatives of USDA (AMS, and the Food and Nutrition Service) and shared with State government agencies and product suppliers. To enable customers to mail cards directly to the commodity program that is soliciting the information, several versions of Form AMS–11 will be used, each with a different return address. Response information about products produced by a particular supplier may be shared with that supplier. Similarly, response information from customers located in a particular State may be shared with government agencies within that State. AMS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act, which requires Government agencies in general to provide the public the option of submitting information or transacting business electronically to the maximum extent possible. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.083 hours (5 minutes) per response. Respondents: State, local, and tribal governments, and not-for-profit businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,400. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 700 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from David Bowden, Jr., Chief, Standardization Branch, at (202) 690–3148. Send comments regarding, but not limited to, the following: (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; 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. 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: March 23, 2007. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–5793 Filed 3–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2006–0173] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Imported Seed and Screenings Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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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. 72, No. 60 / Thursday, March 29, 2007 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-PY-07-0021]


Notice of Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to request an extension of a 
currently approved information collection in support of customer-
focused improvement initiatives for USDA-procured poultry, livestock, 
fruit, and vegetable products.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 29, 2007.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Interested persons are invited to submit 
written comments on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov or to 
David Bowden, Jr., Chief, Standardization Branch, Poultry Programs, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0259, Washington, DC 20250-0259, (202) 
690-3148. Comments should reference the docket number and the date and 
page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be available 
for public inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular 
business hours, or can be viewed at: https://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Customer Service Survey for USDA-Donated Food Products.
    OMB Number: 0581-0182.
    Expiration Date, as approved by OMB: 10/31/2007.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Starting with a 1996 pilot project by AMS, customers have 
been able to use the Customer Opinion Postcard, Form AMS-11, a 4-by 6-
inch postcard, to voluntarily submit their perceptions of poultry, 
livestock, fruit, and vegetable products procured by USDA for school 
lunch program (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) and other domestic food 
assistance programs. These cards have proven to be a quick and 
inexpensive way for AMS to learn customer perception of USDA 
commodities thereby helping the Agency make improvements to its 
products. AMS would like to continue the use of the customer opinion 
postcards to get voluntary customer feedback on various products each 
year by reapproval of the Customer Opinion Postcard, Form AMS-11. In 
this way AMS will be better able to meet the quality expectations of 
school food service personnel and the 26 million school children who 
consume these products daily.
    Information about customers' perceptions of USDA-procured products 
is sought as a sound management practice to support AMS activities 
under 7 CFR part 250, regulations for ``Donation of Foods for Use in 
the United States, Its Territories and Possessions and Areas Under Its 
Jurisdiction.'' The information collected will be used primarily by 
authorized representatives of USDA (AMS, and the Food and Nutrition 
Service) and shared with State government agencies and product 
suppliers. To enable customers to mail cards directly to the commodity 
program that is soliciting the information, several versions of Form 
AMS-11 will be used, each with a different return address. Response 
information about products produced by a particular supplier may be 
shared with that supplier. Similarly, response information from 
customers located in a particular State may be shared with government 
agencies within that State.
    AMS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act, which 
requires Government agencies in general to provide the public the 
option of submitting information or transacting business electronically 
to the maximum extent possible.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.083 hours (5 minutes) per 
response.
    Respondents: State, local, and tribal governments, and not-for-
profit businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,400.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 700 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from David 
Bowden, Jr., Chief, Standardization Branch, at (202) 690-3148.
    Send comments regarding, but not limited to, the following: (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; 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.
    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: March 23, 2007.
Kenneth C. Clayton,
Acting Administrator Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E7-5793 Filed 3-28-07; 8:45 am]
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