Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection, 18620 [E7-7039]

Download as PDF 18620 Notices Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 71 Friday, April 13, 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 [Doc. No. TB–07–01] Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection in support of the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004 (U.S.C. Chapter 518), the Rural Development, Food and Drug Administrative, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2002 (Appropriations Act), and the Tobacco Inspection Act and Regulations Governing the Tobacco Standards. DATES: Comments received by June 12, 2007 will be considered. Additional Information Or Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposal to Kenneth E. Wall, Chief, Standardization and Review Branch, Tobacco Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1306 Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27608. Comments should be submitted in triplicate. Comments may also be submitted electronically through www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the docket number and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth E. Wall, Chief, Standardization VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Apr 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 and Review Branch, Tobacco Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, 1306 Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27608, telephone (919) 856– 4552 ext. 30 and facsimile (919) 856– 4208, or e-mail at Kenneth.Wall@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Reporting and Recording Requirements for 7 CFR Part 29. OMB Number: 0581–0056. Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2007. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Tobacco Inspection Act (7 U.S.C. 511 et seq.) requires that all tobacco sold at designated auction markets in the U.S. be inspected and graded. The Appropriations Act (7 U.S.C. 511s note) requires that all tobacco eligible for price support in the U.S. be inspected and graded. The Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004 (7 U.S.C. 518) eliminated price supports and marketing quotas for all tobacco beginning with the 2005 crop year. Mandatory inspection and grading of domestic and imported tobacco was eliminated as well as the mandatory pesticide testing of imported tobacco and the tobacco market news program. The Tobacco Inspection Act also provides for interested parties to request inspection, pesticide testing and grading services on a permissive basis. The information collection requirements authorized for the programs under the Tobacco Inspection Act and the Appropriations Act include: application for inspection of tobacco, application and other information used in the approval of new auction markets or the extension of services to designated tobacco markets, and the information required to be provided in connection with auction and nonauction sales. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.60 hours per response. Respondents: Primarily tobacco companies, tobacco manufacturers, import inspectors, and small businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 48 Estimated Number of Responses: 2415 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3851 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Kenneth E. Wall, Chief, Standardization and Review Branch, Tobacco Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1306 Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27608. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 9, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–7039 Filed 4–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2007–0036] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Communicable Diseases in Horses Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. 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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. 71 / Friday, April 13, 2007 / 
Notices

[[Page 18620]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. TB-07-01]


Request for an Extension of and Revision to 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 Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the 
currently approved information collection in support of the Fair and 
Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004 (U.S.C. Chapter 518), the Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administrative, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act for 2002 (Appropriations Act), and the Tobacco 
Inspection Act and Regulations Governing the Tobacco Standards.

DATES: Comments received by June 12, 2007 will be considered.
    Additional Information Or Comments: Interested persons are invited 
to submit written comments concerning this proposal to Kenneth E. Wall, 
Chief, Standardization and Review Branch, Tobacco Programs, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1306 
Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27608. Comments should be 
submitted in triplicate. Comments may also be submitted electronically 
through www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the docket 
number and page number of this issue of the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth E. Wall, Chief, 
Standardization and Review Branch, Tobacco Programs, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, USDA, 1306 Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 
27608, telephone (919) 856-4552 ext. 30 and facsimile (919) 856-4208, 
or e-mail at Kenneth.Wall@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Reporting and Recording Requirements for 7 CFR Part 29.
    OMB Number: 0581-0056.
    Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2007.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Tobacco Inspection Act (7 U.S.C. 511 et seq.) 
requires that all tobacco sold at designated auction markets in the 
U.S. be inspected and graded. The Appropriations Act (7 U.S.C. 511s 
note) requires that all tobacco eligible for price support in the U.S. 
be inspected and graded. The Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 
2004 (7 U.S.C. 518) eliminated price supports and marketing quotas for 
all tobacco beginning with the 2005 crop year. Mandatory inspection and 
grading of domestic and imported tobacco was eliminated as well as the 
mandatory pesticide testing of imported tobacco and the tobacco market 
news program. The Tobacco Inspection Act also provides for interested 
parties to request inspection, pesticide testing and grading services 
on a permissive basis.
    The information collection requirements authorized for the programs 
under the Tobacco Inspection Act and the Appropriations Act include: 
application for inspection of tobacco, application and other 
information used in the approval of new auction markets or the 
extension of services to designated tobacco markets, and the 
information required to be provided in connection with auction and non-
auction sales.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.60 hours per response.
    Respondents: Primarily tobacco companies, tobacco manufacturers, 
import inspectors, and small businesses or organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 48
    Estimated Number of Responses: 2415
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3851
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology. Comments may be sent to Kenneth E. Wall, 
Chief, Standardization and Review Branch, Tobacco Programs, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1306 
Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27608. All comments received 
will be available for public inspection during regular business hours 
at the same address.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: April 9, 2007.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E7-7039 Filed 4-12-07; 8:45 am]
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