Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 36648-36649 [07-3272]

Download as PDF 36648 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 128 / Thursday, July 5, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES carry out this mission. Under the authority of the Federal Seed Act of 1939, as amended, the USDA regulates the importation and interstate movement of certain agricultural and vegetable seeds. The Plant Protection & Quarantine Division of USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has established a seed analysis program with Canada that allows U.S. companies that import seed for cleaning or processing to enter into compliance agreements with APHIS. This program eliminates the need for sampling shipments of Canadian-origin seed at the border, and allows certain seed importers to clean seed without the direct supervision of an APHIS inspector. APHIS will collect information using forms PPQ 925, Seed Analysis Certificate and PPQ 519, Compliance Agreement. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information from PPQ 925 and PPQ 519 to ensure that imported seeds do not pose a health threat to U.S. agriculture. If the information were not collected there would be no way of preventing noxious weeds from entering the United States. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 1,168. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 9,576. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Artificially Dwarfed Plants. OMB Control Number: 0579–0176. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701– 7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry or movement of plants and plant pests, to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Plant Protection and Quarantine, a unit within USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), enforce these regulations. Artificially dwarfed plants imported into the United States must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate of inspection issued by a plant health official employed by the government of the country from which the plants are exported. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information from the phytosanitary certificate to state that the plants were: (1) Grown for at least 2 years in a nursery that is registered with the government of the country of export; (2) grown in pots containing only sterile VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Jul 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 growing media; (3) grown on benches at least 50 cm above the ground; and (4) inspected at least once each year by the plant protection service of the country of export. The collected information will enable PPQ to verify that the imported plants were grown under conditions that help keep the plants free from infestation by certain longhorned beetles and other pests. Without the information APHIS could not verify that imported nursery stock does not present significant risk of introducing plant pests and plant diseases into the United States. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Government; Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 30. Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 38. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–12962 Filed 7–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. AMS–PY–07–0041] Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision of 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’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of, and revision to a currently approved information collection for the National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Programs. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 4, 2007. Additional Information: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov or to Angela C. Snyder, Research and Promotion; Standards, Promotion, & Technology Branch; Poultry Programs, AMS, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0256; Washington, DC 20250–0259, (202) 720– 0976. Comments should reference the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, Poultry Programs, AMS, USDA, Room 3953–S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0259, during regular business hours, or can be viewed at: https:// www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Programs. OMB Number: 0581–0093. Expiration Date, as approved by OMB: 11/30/2007. Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: National research and promotion programs are designed to strengthen the position of a commodity in the marketplace, maintain and expand existing domestic and foreign markets, and develop new uses and markets for specified agricultural commodities. USDA has the responsibility for implementing and overseeing programs for a variety of commodities including beef, blueberries, cotton, dairy, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, honey, lamb, mangos, mushrooms, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, soybeans, and watermelons. The enabling legislation includes the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 [7 U.S.C. 2901– 2911]; Cotton Research and Promotion Act of 1966 [7 U.S.C. 2101–2118]; the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983 [7 U.S.C. 4501–4514]; the Fluid Milk Promotion Act of 1990 [7 U.S.C. 6401–6417]; the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act [7 U.S.C. 2701–2718]; the Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Act [7 U.S.C. 7801–7813]; the Honey Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act, as amended [7 U.S.C. 4601–4613]; the Mushroom Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1990 [7 U.S.C. 6101–6112]; the Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act [7 U.S.C. 7481–7491]; the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985 [7 U.S.C. 4801–4819]; the Potato Research and Promotion Act [7 U.S.C. 2611–2627]; the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act [7 U.S.C. 6301–6311]; the Watermelon Research and Promotion Act [7 U.S.C. 4901–4916]; and the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 [7 U.S.C. 7411–7425] (which governs the blueberry, lamb, mango, and peanut programs). E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 128 / Thursday, July 5, 2007 / Notices These programs carry out projects relating to research, consumer information, advertising, sales promotion, producer information, market development, and product research to assist, improve, or promote the marketing, distribution, and utilization of their respective commodities. Approval of the programs is required through referendum of affected parties. The programs are administered by industry boards composed of producer, handler, processor, and in some cases, importer and public members appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Program funding is generated through assessments on designated industry segments. The Secretary also approves the boards’ budgets, plans, and projects. These responsibilities have been delegated to AMS. The applicable commodity program areas within AMS have direct oversight of the respective programs. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intents of the various Acts authorizing such programs, thereby providing a means of administering the programs. The objective in carrying out this responsibility includes assuring the following: (1) Funds are collected and properly accounted for; (2) expenditures of all funds are for the purposes authorized by the enabling legislation; and (3) the board’s administration of the programs conforms to USDA policy. The forms covered under this collection require the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the respective orders, and their use is necessary to fulfill the intents of the Acts as expressed in the orders. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the various boards and authorized employees of USDA. The various boards utilize a variety of forms including; reports concerning status information such as handler and importer reports; transaction reports; exemption from assessment forms and reimbursement forms; forms and information concerning referenda including ballots; forms and information concerning board nominations and selection and acceptance statements; certification of industry organizations; and recordkeeping requirements. The forms and information covered under this information collection require the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the programs and their use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the applicable authorities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Jul 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 0.41 hours per response. Respondents: Producers, processors, handlers, importers, and others in the marketing chain of a variety of agricultural commodities, and recordkeepers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 452,182. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 415,677. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 0.92. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 170,033.37 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Angela C. Snyder, Research and Promotion; Standards, Promotion, & Technology Branch at (202) 720–0976. Comments regarding, but not limited to: (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 comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the above address and may 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 also become a matter of public record. Dated: June 29, 2007. Ellen Y. King, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 07–3272 Filed 6–29–07; 4:32 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36649 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2007–0079] Notice of Request for Revision and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products From Eight Mexican States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision and extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from eight Mexican States into the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 4, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click ‘‘Submit.’’ In the Docket ID column, select APHIS–2007– 0079 to submit or view public comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send four copies of your comment (an original and three copies) to Docket No. APHIS–2007–0079, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS– 2007–0079. Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-PY-07-0041]


Notice of Request for an 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, and revision to a currently 
approved information collection for the National Research, Promotion, 
and Consumer Information Programs.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 4, 2007.
    Additional Information: Interested persons are invited to submit 
written comments on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov or to 
Angela C. Snyder, Research and Promotion; Standards, Promotion, & 
Technology Branch; Poultry Programs, AMS, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0256; Washington, DC 
20250-0259, (202) 720-0976. 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, Poultry Programs, AMS, USDA, Room 3953-S, 1400 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0259, during regular business hours, 
or can be viewed at: https://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information 
Programs.
    OMB Number: 0581-0093.
    Expiration Date, as approved by OMB: 11/30/2007.
    Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: National research and promotion programs are designed to 
strengthen the position of a commodity in the marketplace, maintain and 
expand existing domestic and foreign markets, and develop new uses and 
markets for specified agricultural commodities. USDA has the 
responsibility for implementing and overseeing programs for a variety 
of commodities including beef, blueberries, cotton, dairy, eggs, fluid 
milk, Hass avocados, honey, lamb, mangos, mushrooms, peanuts, popcorn, 
pork, potatoes, soybeans, and watermelons. The enabling legislation 
includes the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 [7 U.S.C. 2901-
2911]; Cotton Research and Promotion Act of 1966 [7 U.S.C. 2101-2118]; 
the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983 [7 U.S.C. 4501-4514]; 
the Fluid Milk Promotion Act of 1990 [7 U.S.C. 6401-6417]; the Egg 
Research and Consumer Information Act [7 U.S.C. 2701-2718]; the Hass 
Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Act [7 U.S.C. 7801-7813]; 
the Honey Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act, as amended 
[7 U.S.C. 4601-4613]; the Mushroom Promotion, Research, and Consumer 
Information Act of 1990 [7 U.S.C. 6101-6112]; the Popcorn Promotion, 
Research, and Consumer Information Act [7 U.S.C. 7481-7491]; the Pork 
Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985 [7 U.S.C. 
4801-4819]; the Potato Research and Promotion Act [7 U.S.C. 2611-2627]; 
the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act [7 U.S.C. 
6301-6311]; the Watermelon Research and Promotion Act [7 U.S.C. 4901-
4916]; and the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 
1996 [7 U.S.C. 7411-7425] (which governs the blueberry, lamb, mango, 
and peanut programs).

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    These programs carry out projects relating to research, consumer 
information, advertising, sales promotion, producer information, market 
development, and product research to assist, improve, or promote the 
marketing, distribution, and utilization of their respective 
commodities. Approval of the programs is required through referendum of 
affected parties. The programs are administered by industry boards 
composed of producer, handler, processor, and in some cases, importer 
and public members appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Program 
funding is generated through assessments on designated industry 
segments.
    The Secretary also approves the boards' budgets, plans, and 
projects. These responsibilities have been delegated to AMS. The 
applicable commodity program areas within AMS have direct oversight of 
the respective programs.
    The information collection requirements in this request are 
essential to carry out the intents of the various Acts authorizing such 
programs, thereby providing a means of administering the programs. The 
objective in carrying out this responsibility includes assuring the 
following: (1) Funds are collected and properly accounted for; (2) 
expenditures of all funds are for the purposes authorized by the 
enabling legislation; and (3) the board's administration of the 
programs conforms to USDA policy. The forms covered under this 
collection require the minimum information necessary to effectively 
carry out the requirements of the respective orders, and their use is 
necessary to fulfill the intents of the Acts as expressed in the 
orders. The information collected is used only by authorized employees 
of the various boards and authorized employees of USDA.
    The various boards utilize a variety of forms including; reports 
concerning status information such as handler and importer reports; 
transaction reports; exemption from assessment forms and reimbursement 
forms; forms and information concerning referenda including ballots; 
forms and information concerning board nominations and selection and 
acceptance statements; certification of industry organizations; and 
recordkeeping requirements. The forms and information covered under 
this information collection require the minimum information necessary 
to effectively carry out the requirements of the programs and their use 
is necessary to fulfill the intent of the applicable authorities.
    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 0.41 hours per response.
    Respondents: Producers, processors, handlers, importers, and others 
in the marketing chain of a variety of agricultural commodities, and 
recordkeepers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 452,182.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 415,677.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 0.92.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 170,033.37 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Angela 
C. Snyder, Research and Promotion; Standards, Promotion, & Technology 
Branch at (202) 720-0976.
    Comments regarding, but not limited to: (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 comments received will be available for public inspection 
during regular business hours at the above address and may 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 also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: June 29, 2007.
Ellen Y. King,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 07-3272 Filed 6-29-07; 4:32 pm]
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