Lamb Research and Promotion Program; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 23790 [E7-8237]
[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 83 (Tuesday, May 1, 2007)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 83 / Tuesday, May 1, 2007 / Notices
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Marketing Service
[Docket AMS-LS-07-0061; LS-07-09]
Lamb Research and Promotion Program; Notice of Request for
Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
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 the currently approved
information collection of the Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information
Program. Once approved, AMS will be requesting that the Office of
Management and Budget merge this information collection with the
information collection for National Research, Promotion and Consumer
DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 2, 2007 to be
assured of consideration.
Additional Information or Comments: Interested persons are invited
to submit written comments concerning this notice of review. Comments
must be sent to Kenneth R. Payne, Chief, Marketing Programs, Livestock
and Seed Program, AMS, USDA, Room 2628-S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0251; Fax: (202) 720-1125; or, online
at www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the docket
number, the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal
Register. Comments will be available for public inspection via the
Internet at www.regulations.gov or during regular business hours.
Title: Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Program.
OMB Number: 0581-0198.
Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2007.
Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved
Abstract: The current information collection is essential to carry
out the intent of the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information
Act of 1996 (Act) (7 U.S.C. 7411 et seq.) and the Lamb Promotion,
Research, and Information Order (Order) (7 CFR part 1280). While the
Order imposes certain recordkeeping requirements on persons subject to
the Order, some information required under the Order can be compiled
from records currently maintained. The Order's provisions have been
carefully reviewed, and every effort has been made to minimize these
recordkeeping costs or requirements. The requisite forms to be filled
for recordkeeping require the minimum information necessary to
effectively carry out the requirements of the program, and their use is
necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act. Information required for
records can be supplied without data processing equipment or outside
technical expertise. In addition, there are no training requirements
for individuals filling out the forms. The forms are simple, easy to
understand, and place as small a burden as possible on those required
to file information.
The timing and frequency of collecting information are intended to
meet the needs of the industry while minimizing the amount of work
necessary to fill out the required reports. In addition, the
information included on these forms is not available from other
industry sources because such information relates specifically to
individuals or organizations subject to the provisions of the Act.
We estimate the paperwork and time burden of the above referenced
information collection to be as follows:
Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of
information is estimated to average 0.17 hours per response.
Respondents: Producers, seedstock producers, market agencies, first
handlers, feeders, and exporters.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,929
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 151.12
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,066.48
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 for 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 must be sent to Kenneth R. Payne,
Chief, Marketing Programs, Livestock and Seed Program, AMS, USDA, Room
2628-S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-
0251; Fax: (202) 720-1125; or, online at www.regulations.gov. All
comments should reference the docket number, the date, and the page
number of this issue of the Federal Register. Comments will be
available for public inspection via the Internet at www.regulations.gov
or during regular business hours. 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 25, 2007.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E7-8237 Filed 4-30-07; 8:45 am]
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