Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection, 30537-30538 [E7-10526]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 105 / Friday, June 1, 2007 / Notices hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Respondents: Producers, handlers, processors, dehydrators, cooperatives, manufacturers, importers, and public members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,626. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 174,142. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.47. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,498.50 hours. 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments should reference this docket number and the appropriate marketing order, and be mailed to the Docket Clerk, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or email: moab.docketclerk@usda.gov or www.regulations.gov. Comments should also reference the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular USDA business hours at 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 0237, Washington, DC, room 1406–S, or can be viewed at: https://www.regulations.gov. 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: May 25, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–10522 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 May 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FV–07–0079; FV–07–326] Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension and revision to a currently approved information collection for Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of Processed Fruits and Vegetables and Related Products. DATES: Comments may be submitted on or before July 31, 2007. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice to Terry B. Bane, Processed Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0247, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0247; fax (202) 690–1527; or e-mail terry.bane@usda.gov. 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. All comments received will be made available for public inspection at the Office of the Branch Chief, Processed Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0247, Washington, DC 20250–0247, telephone (202) 720–4693, during regular business hours. A copy of this notice may also be found at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/ ppbdocklist.htm. The ‘‘Domestic Origin Verification System’’ (DOVS) audit program is a user-fee service, available to suppliers, processors, and any financially interested party. It is designed to provide validation of the applicant’s domestic origin verification system prior to bidding on contracts to supply food products to the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Domestic SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30537 Feeding programs, and/or may be conducted after a contract is award. DOVS was established to evaluate prospective applicants’ systems for assurance that only domestic products are delivered to under USDA contracts, and to establish procedures for applicant system evaluations as well as acceptance and rejection criteria. Title: ‘‘Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of Processed Fruits and Vegetables and Related Products—7 CFR 52.’’ OMB Number: 0581–0234. Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2007. Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–et seq.) The AMA directs and authorizes the Department to develop standards of quality, grades, grading programs, and other services to facilitate trading of agricultural products and assure consumers of quality products, which are graded and identified under USDA programs. Section 203(h) of the AMA specifically directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to inspect, certify, and identify the grade, class, quality, quantity, and condition of agricultural products under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, including assessment and collection of fees for the cost of the service. The regulations for such services for processed fruits and vegetables and related products may be found at 7 CFR part 52. AMS also provides other types of voluntary services under the same regulations, e.g., contract and specification acceptance services, facility assessment services, and certifications of quantity and quality. Grading services are available on a resident basis or a lot-fee basis. Respondents may request resident service on a continuous basis or on an as-needed basis. The user (user-fee) pays for the service. The AMA and these regulations do not mandate the use of these services; they are provided only to those entities that request or apply for a specific service. In order for the Agency to satisfy those requests for service, the Agency must request certain information from those who apply for service. The information collected is used only by Agency personnel and is used to administer services requested by the respondents. The affected public may include any partnership, association, business trust, corporation, organized group, and State, County, or Municipal government, and any authorized agent that has a financial E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 30538 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 105 / Friday, June 1, 2007 / Notices interest in the commodity involved and requests service. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.0 hour per response. Respondents: Applicants who are applying for grading and inspection services. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Number of Responses: 100. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1.0. 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. 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: May 25, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–10526 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket # AMS–LS–07–0064; LS–07–10] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 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 (OMB) for an extension and revision to the currently approved VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 May 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 information collection ‘‘Referendum for the Lamb Promotion, Research and Information Order (Order).’’ Once approved, AMS will request that OMB 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 31, 2007 to be assured of consideration. Additional Information or Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice of request. Comments must be sent to Kenneth R. Payne, Chief, Marketing Programs Branch, 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 at the same address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Program. OMB Number: 0581–0227. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2007. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collection request is essential to carry out the intent of the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (Act) and the Order. According to the Order, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) shall conduct a referendum among persons subject to assessments who, during a representative period, have engaged in the production, feeding, handling, or slaughter of lamb or the exportation of lamb or lamb products. The purpose of the referendum is to determine whether the persons subject to assessments favor the continuation, suspension, or termination of the Order. In accordance with the Act, a referendum must be held no later than 7 years after assessments begin, but may also be held at the request of the American Lamb Board, at the request of at least 10 percent or more of lamb producers, feeders, first handlers, and exporters eligible to vote, or by the Secretary. The form requires the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of a referendum, and their use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act. Such information can be supplied without PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 data processing equipment or outside technical expertise. In addition, there are no additional training requirements for individuals filling out the forms. The forms are simple, easy to understand, and place as small a burden as possible on the person required to file the 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 this form is not available from other industry sources because such information relates specifically to individuals or organizations subject to the provisions of the Act and the Order. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.03 hours per response. Respondents: Producers, seedstock producers, market agencies, first handlers, feeders, and exporters. Estimated Number of Respondents: 69,761. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,093 hours. 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 R. Payne, Chief, Marketing Programs Branch, 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. E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-FV-07-0079; FV-07-326]


Notice of Request for an Extension 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 (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for an extension and revision to a currently 
approved information collection for Regulations Governing Inspection 
and Certification of Processed Fruits and Vegetables and Related 
Products.

DATES: Comments may be submitted on or before July 31, 2007.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Interested persons are invited to 
submit written comments concerning this notice to Terry B. Bane, 
Processed Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0247, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0247; fax (202) 690-
1527; or e-mail terry.bane@usda.gov. 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. All comments 
received will be made available for public inspection at the Office of 
the Branch Chief, Processed Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable 
Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, STOP 0247, Washington, DC 20250-0247, telephone (202) 720-
4693, during regular business hours. A copy of this notice may also be 
found at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/ppbdocklist.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ``Domestic Origin Verification System'' 
(DOVS) audit program is a user-fee service, available to suppliers, 
processors, and any financially interested party. It is designed to 
provide validation of the applicant's domestic origin verification 
system prior to bidding on contracts to supply food products to the 
Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Domestic Feeding programs, and/or 
may be conducted after a contract is award.
    DOVS was established to evaluate prospective applicants' systems 
for assurance that only domestic products are delivered to under USDA 
contracts, and to establish procedures for applicant system evaluations 
as well as acceptance and rejection criteria.
    Title: ``Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of 
Processed Fruits and Vegetables and Related Products--7 CFR 52.''
    OMB Number: 0581-0234.
    Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2007.
    Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 
1621-et seq.) The AMA directs and authorizes the Department to develop 
standards of quality, grades, grading programs, and other services to 
facilitate trading of agricultural products and assure consumers of 
quality products, which are graded and identified under USDA programs. 
Section 203(h) of the AMA specifically directs and authorizes the 
Secretary of Agriculture to inspect, certify, and identify the grade, 
class, quality, quantity, and condition of agricultural products under 
such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, including 
assessment and collection of fees for the cost of the service. The 
regulations for such services for processed fruits and vegetables and 
related products may be found at 7 CFR part 52. AMS also provides other 
types of voluntary services under the same regulations, e.g., contract 
and specification acceptance services, facility assessment services, 
and certifications of quantity and quality. Grading services are 
available on a resident basis or a lot-fee basis. Respondents may 
request resident service on a continuous basis or on an as-needed 
basis. The user (user-fee) pays for the service. The AMA and these 
regulations do not mandate the use of these services; they are provided 
only to those entities that request or apply for a specific service. In 
order for the Agency to satisfy those requests for service, the Agency 
must request certain information from those who apply for service. The 
information collected is used only by Agency personnel and is used to 
administer services requested by the respondents. The affected public 
may include any partnership, association, business trust, corporation, 
organized group, and State, County, or Municipal government, and any 
authorized agent that has a financial

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interest in the commodity involved and requests service.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.0 hour per response.
    Respondents: Applicants who are applying for grading and inspection 
services.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 100.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1.0.
    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. 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: May 25, 2007.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E7-10526 Filed 5-31-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P