Lamb Research and Promotion Program; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 23790 [E7-8237]

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 83 (Tuesday, May 1, 2007)]
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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.

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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 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 
Information Programs.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    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 
information collection.
    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.
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