Request for an Extension and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection, 71112-71113 [E7-24202]

Download as PDF 71112 Notices Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 240 Friday, December 14, 2007 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES December 10, 2007. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service [Docket Number: AMS–ST–07–0149; ST08– 01] Title: Telecommunications System Construction Policies and Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0572–0059. Summary of Collection: The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (RE Act), 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., was amended in 2002 by Title IV, Rural Broadband Access, by Farm Security and Rural Investment Act, which authorizes Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to provide loans and loan guarantees to fund the cost of construction, improvement, or acquisition for facilities and equipment for the provision of broadband service in eligible rural communities in the States and territories of the United States. Title VI of the RE Act requires that loans are granted only to borrowers who demonstrated that they will be able to repay in full within the time agreed. RUS has established certain standards and specifications for materials, equipment and construction to assure that standards are maintained, loans are not adversely affected, and loans are used for intended purposes. Need and Use of the Information: RUS has developed specific forms for borrowers to use when entering into contracts for goods or services. The information collected is used to implement certain provisions of loan documents about the borrower’s purchase of materials and equipment and the construction of its broadband system and is provided on an as needed basis or when the individual borrower undertakes certain projects. The standardization of the forms has resulted in substantial savings to borrowers by reducing preparation of the documentation and the costly review by the government. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 513. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 10,724. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–24207 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agricultural Marketing Service 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’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection for Recordkeeping Requirements for Certified Applicators of Federally Restricted Use Pesticides (7 CFR part 110). Comments received by February 12, 2008 will be considered. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Bonnie Poli, Pesticide Records Branch, Science and Technology, Agricultural Marketing Service, Suite 203, 8609 Sudley Road, Manassas, Virginia 20110–4582, Telephone (703) 330–7826, Fax (703) 330–6110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Certified Applicators of Federally Restricted Use Pesticides (7 CFR part 110) OMB Number: 0581–0164. Expiration Date of Approval: May 30, 2008. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 1491 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, (Pub. L. 101–624; 7 U.S.C. 136i–1) (Act), directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to require that certified pesticide applicators maintain records of applications of federally restricted use pesticides for a period of two years. The Act also (1) requires that the pesticide records be made available to Federal or State officials, and to licensed health care professionals who need the records in order to treat an DATES: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices individual who may have been exposed to restricted use pesticides; (2) requires that the Secretary of Agriculture enforce the recordkeeping and access requirements of the Act and promulgate regulations to administer the Act; and (3) establishes civil penalties for violations of the Act. A certified applicator is an individual who is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a State under cooperative agreement with EPA to use or supervise the use of restricted use pesticides. The Secretary of Agriculture delegated his responsibilities under the Act to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which promulgated regulations to administer the Act at 7 CFR part 110 (regulations). In order to enforce these regulations, AMS must collect information through personal inspections of the application records of certified applicators of restricted use pesticides. The information collected by AMS is used only by authorized representatives of AMS (AMS’ Science and Technology national staff, other designated Federal employees and designated State supervisors and their staffs) who are delegated authority to access the records pursuant to subsection (b) of the Act. The collected information is used to administer the Federal Pesticide Recordkeeping program. AMS is the primary user of this information. The secondary user of the information is each designated State agency which has a cooperative agreement with AMS. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated as follows: (a) Approximately 307,151 certified private applicators (recordkeepers) apply restricted use pesticides. It is estimated that certified private applicators average 1.31 hours per recordkeeper for a total of 402,368 annual burden hours. This is a 247,708 increase in burden hours from the previous collection request due to an increase in the number of restricted use pesticide applications being made by certified private applicators. The new data indicates that certified private applicators make an average of 16 restricted use pesticide applications per year. Of the 307,151 certified private applicators, approximately 3,600 are selected annually for recordkeeping inspections. It is estimated that a private applicator that is subject to a pesticide record inspection has an annual burden of .330 hours, which contributes to a total annual burden of 1,195 hours. (b) There are approximately 281,428 certified commercial applicators nationally who are required to provide VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 copies of restricted use pesticide application records to their clients. It is estimated that certified commercial applicators have a total annual burden of 1,386,877 hours. (c) It is estimated that State agency personnel who work through cooperative agreements with AMS to inspect certified private applicator’s records have a total annual burden of 7,274 hours. This is a decrease of 1,702 burden hours from the previous collection request due to fewer states participating in cooperative agreements with AMS. Respondents: Certified private and commercial applicators, State governments or employees, and Federal agencies or employees. Estimated Number of Respondents: 592,233—The total number of respondents includes certified commercial applicators, certified private applicators (recordkeepers) and designated State agency personnel utilized to inspect certified private applicator’s records. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The estimated number of responses per respondent is as follows: (a) It is estimated that certified private applicators (recordkeepers), record on an average 16 restricted use pesticide application records annually. (b) It is estimated that certified commercial applicators provide 616 copies of restricted use pesticide records to their clients annually. (c) State agency personnel, who work under cooperative agreements with AMS to conduct restricted use pesticide records inspections, have approximately 3,591 responses annually. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,797,714. This revision in the Total Annual Burden on Respondents increases the current burden by 116,917 hours due to the increase in the number of restricted use pesticides applications that the private applicators are making annually. Although there are fewer states participating in the cooperative program, the total annual burden did increase. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71113 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 should be sent to Bonnie Poli, Pesticide Records Branch, Science and Technology, Agricultural Marketing Service, Suite 203, 8609 Sudley Road, Manassas, Virginia 20110–4582. 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: December 10, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–24202 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service RIN 0596–AC50 Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period—Proposed Directives for Forest Service Outfitting and Guiding Special Use Permits and Insurance Requirements for Forest Service Special Use Permits Forest Service, USDA. Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Forest Service is extending the public comment period for the proposed directive regarding Forest Service Outfitting and Guiding Special Use Permits and Insurance Requirements for Forest Service Special Use Permits for an additional 30 days. The original notice called for comments to be submitted by January 17, 2008 (72 FR 59246, October 19, 2007). DATES: Comments must be received in writing by February 19, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments electronically by following the instructions at the Federal eRulemaking portal at https://www.regulation.gov. Comments may also be submitted by mail to U.S. Forest Service, Attn: Carolyn Holbrook, Recreation and Heritage Resources Staff (2720), 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Mailstop 1125, Washington, DC 20250–1125. If comments are sent electronically, the public is requested not to send duplicate comments by mail. Please confine comments to issues pertinent to the proposed directives, explain the E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket Number: AMS-ST-07-0149; ST08-01]


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's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the 
currently approved information collection for Recordkeeping 
Requirements for Certified Applicators of Federally Restricted Use 
Pesticides (7 CFR part 110).

DATES: Comments received by February 12, 2008 will be considered.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Bonnie Poli, Pesticide 
Records Branch, Science and Technology, Agricultural Marketing Service, 
Suite 203, 8609 Sudley Road, Manassas, Virginia 20110-4582, Telephone 
(703) 330-7826, Fax (703) 330-6110.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Certified Applicators of 
Federally Restricted Use Pesticides (7 CFR part 110)
    OMB Number: 0581-0164.
    Expiration Date of Approval: May 30, 2008.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Section 1491 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and 
Trade Act of 1990, (Pub. L. 101-624; 7 U.S.C. 136i-1) (Act), directs 
and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to require that certified 
pesticide applicators maintain records of applications of federally 
restricted use pesticides for a period of two years.
    The Act also (1) requires that the pesticide records be made 
available to Federal or State officials, and to licensed health care 
professionals who need the records in order to treat an

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individual who may have been exposed to restricted use pesticides; (2) 
requires that the Secretary of Agriculture enforce the recordkeeping 
and access requirements of the Act and promulgate regulations to 
administer the Act; and (3) establishes civil penalties for violations 
of the Act. A certified applicator is an individual who is certified by 
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a State under cooperative 
agreement with EPA to use or supervise the use of restricted use 
pesticides.
    The Secretary of Agriculture delegated his responsibilities under 
the Act to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which promulgated 
regulations to administer the Act at 7 CFR part 110 (regulations). In 
order to enforce these regulations, AMS must collect information 
through personal inspections of the application records of certified 
applicators of restricted use pesticides.
    The information collected by AMS is used only by authorized 
representatives of AMS (AMS' Science and Technology national staff, 
other designated Federal employees and designated State supervisors and 
their staffs) who are delegated authority to access the records 
pursuant to subsection (b) of the Act. The collected information is 
used to administer the Federal Pesticide Recordkeeping program. AMS is 
the primary user of this information. The secondary user of the 
information is each designated State agency which has a cooperative 
agreement with AMS.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated as follows:
    (a) Approximately 307,151 certified private applicators 
(recordkeepers) apply restricted use pesticides. It is estimated that 
certified private applicators average 1.31 hours per recordkeeper for a 
total of 402,368 annual burden hours. This is a 247,708 increase in 
burden hours from the previous collection request due to an increase in 
the number of restricted use pesticide applications being made by 
certified private applicators. The new data indicates that certified 
private applicators make an average of 16 restricted use pesticide 
applications per year. Of the 307,151 certified private applicators, 
approximately 3,600 are selected annually for recordkeeping 
inspections. It is estimated that a private applicator that is subject 
to a pesticide record inspection has an annual burden of .330 hours, 
which contributes to a total annual burden of 1,195 hours.
    (b) There are approximately 281,428 certified commercial 
applicators nationally who are required to provide copies of restricted 
use pesticide application records to their clients. It is estimated 
that certified commercial applicators have a total annual burden of 
1,386,877 hours.
    (c) It is estimated that State agency personnel who work through 
cooperative agreements with AMS to inspect certified private 
applicator's records have a total annual burden of 7,274 hours. This is 
a decrease of 1,702 burden hours from the previous collection request 
due to fewer states participating in cooperative agreements with AMS.
    Respondents: Certified private and commercial applicators, State 
governments or employees, and Federal agencies or employees.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 592,233--The total number of 
respondents includes certified commercial applicators, certified 
private applicators (recordkeepers) and designated State agency 
personnel utilized to inspect certified private applicator's records.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The estimated number 
of responses per respondent is as follows:
    (a) It is estimated that certified private applicators 
(recordkeepers), record on an average 16 restricted use pesticide 
application records annually.
    (b) It is estimated that certified commercial applicators provide 
616 copies of restricted use pesticide records to their clients 
annually.
    (c) State agency personnel, who work under cooperative agreements 
with AMS to conduct restricted use pesticide records inspections, have 
approximately 3,591 responses annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,797,714. This 
revision in the Total Annual Burden on Respondents increases the 
current burden by 116,917 hours due to the increase in the number of 
restricted use pesticides applications that the private applicators are 
making annually. Although there are fewer states participating in the 
cooperative program, the total annual burden did increase.
    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 should be sent to Bonnie Poli, 
Pesticide Records Branch, Science and Technology, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, Suite 203, 8609 Sudley Road, Manassas, Virginia 
20110-4582. 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: December 10, 2007.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-24202 Filed 12-13-07; 8:45 am]
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