Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 56047 [E7-19418]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 2, 2007 / Notices data from eight states. FNS proposes to conduct four data collection activities: Interviews with State CN and Medicaid agencies; survey of LEAs; administrative data collection from LEAs and State agencies; and telephone interviews with LEAs. Without the data FNS will not be able to assess the effectiveness of NSLP direct verification, and FNS will not be able to disseminate information about DV–M implementation to assist agencies that do not currently use DV–M. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 364. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Report: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 379. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–19439 Filed 10–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. AMS–FV–07–0120; FV–07–331] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection in support of the Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of Processed Fruits and Vegetables and Related Products. DATES: Comments may be submitted on or before December 3, 2007. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Contact 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’’. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: ‘‘Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of Processed Fruits and Vegetables and Related Products—7 CFR 52’’. OMB Number: 0581–0123. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Oct 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 Expiration Date of Approval: February 29, 2008. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621—et seq.) (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 service is paid for by the user (user-fee). 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 information request requires personal data, such as, name of the product, name and address of the packer or plant, location of the product, type and size of containers, and designation of services requested. 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 interest in the commodity involved and requests service. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.05 hours per response (1124 total hours divided by 21,068 total annual responses). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56047 Respondents: Applicants who are applying for grading and inspection services. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,437. Estimated Number of Responses: 21,068. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 0.07. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,124. 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 Mr. 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’’. 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: September 27, 2007. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–19418 Filed 10–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notice of Appealable Decisions for the Northern Region; Northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and portions of South Dakota and Eastern Washington Forest Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-FV-07-0120; FV-07-331]


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 intention of the 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to request an extension for and 
revision to a currently approved information collection in support of 
the Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of Processed 
Fruits and Vegetables and Related Products.

DATES: Comments may be submitted on or before December 3, 2007.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Contact 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''.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: ``Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of 
Processed Fruits and Vegetables and Related Products--7 CFR 52''.
    OMB Number: 0581-0123.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 29, 2008.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621--et 
seq.) (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 service is paid for by the user 
(user-fee). 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 
information request requires personal data, such as, name of the 
product, name and address of the packer or plant, location of the 
product, type and size of containers, and designation of services 
requested. 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 
interest in the commodity involved and requests service.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.05 hours per response (1124 total 
hours divided by 21,068 total annual responses).
    Respondents: Applicants who are applying for grading and inspection 
services.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,437.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 21,068.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 0.07.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,124.
    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 Mr. 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''.
    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: September 27, 2007.
Kenneth C. Clayton,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-19418 Filed 10-1-07; 8:45 am]
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