Notice of Request for New Information Collection, 7243 [E8-2192]

Download as PDF 7243 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 26 Thursday, February 7, 2008 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No.: AMS–DA–08–0005; DA–08–01] Notice of Request for New Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is requesting approval from the Office of Management of Budget of a new information collection—Application for Export Certification—under the Dairy program. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice. Comments can be sent to Reginald Pasteur, Dairy Standardization Branch, Dairy Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 2734– S; Washington, DC 20250–0230. E-mail address: Reginald.pasteur@usda.gov or fax (202) 720–2643. Comments may also be electronically submitted at the Federal eRulemaking portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference docket number DA–08–01 and note the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public inspection at the above address between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., est, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Reginald Pasteur, Dairy Standardization Branch, Dairy Programs, AMS, USDA (202) 690–3571, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:02 Feb 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 e-mail address: reginald.pasteur@usda.gov. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), to provide voluntary Federal dairy grading and inspection services to facilitate the orderly marketing of dairy products and to enable consumers to obtain the quality of dairy products they desire. One means of facilitating international marketing of domestically produced dairy products is through the issuance of export certificates. Many importing countries require shipment specific certificates attesting to the acceptability of products and/or the manufacturing operations that produce these products. Some countries accept generic export certificates issued by the Dairy Grading Branch. Other countries have accepted certificates issued by the Dairy Grading Branch that include country specific information. The Dairy Grading Branch coordinates the content of these certificates with other Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Federal agencies when the statements made in these certificates are based on responsibilities of those agencies. The manufacturing operations that produce products eligible for export certification include those operations participating in the USDA approved plant program administered by the Dairy Grading Branch (7 CFR part 58) and operations identified by the Food and Drug Administration. The AMA provides for the collection of reasonable fees from users of the services provided by the Dairy Grading Branch. Manufacturers and exporters requesting certificates are charged fees commensurate with costs associated with this service. In order to prepare an export certificate, it is necessary that the manufacturer or exporter provide shipment specific information. This is accomplished by completing a worksheet developed by the Dairy Grading Branch then mailing or faxing this completed worksheet to the Washington, DC office. In some instances a Certificate of Conformance prepared by the manufacturer or exporter must also be completed and provided to the office before an export certificate can be prepared. The information collection requirements in this request are needed SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in order for the Dairy Grading Branch to issue export certificates. The Export Certification Program supports the USDA, AMS mission of facilitating the marketing of U.S. agricultural products. Title: Applications for Export Certification. OMB Number: 0581–New. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of OMB approval. Type of Request: New Information Collection. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.30 hours per response. Respondents: Food product manufacturing facilities, export brokers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 125 respondents (100 manufacturers, 25 export brokers). Estimated Number of Responses: 4,250 responses per year. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 34. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,275 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. 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. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: February 1, 2008. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 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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.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No.: AMS-DA-08-0005; DA-08-01]


Notice of Request for New 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 that the Agricultural 
Marketing Service (AMS) is requesting approval from the Office of 
Management of Budget of a new information collection--Application for 
Export Certification--under the Dairy program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 7, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this notice. Comments can be sent to Reginald Pasteur, Dairy 
Standardization Branch, Dairy Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 2734-S; 
Washington, DC 20250-0230. E-mail address: Reginald.pasteur@usda.gov or 
fax (202) 720-2643. Comments may also be electronically submitted at 
the Federal eRulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    All comments should reference docket number DA-08-01 and note the 
date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be 
available for public inspection at the above address between 8 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., est, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Reginald Pasteur, Dairy 
Standardization Branch, Dairy Programs, AMS, USDA (202) 690-3571, e-
mail address: reginald.pasteur@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized 
by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 
1621 et seq.), to provide voluntary Federal dairy grading and 
inspection services to facilitate the orderly marketing of dairy 
products and to enable consumers to obtain the quality of dairy 
products they desire. One means of facilitating international marketing 
of domestically produced dairy products is through the issuance of 
export certificates. Many importing countries require shipment specific 
certificates attesting to the acceptability of products and/or the 
manufacturing operations that produce these products. Some countries 
accept generic export certificates issued by the Dairy Grading Branch. 
Other countries have accepted certificates issued by the Dairy Grading 
Branch that include country specific information. The Dairy Grading 
Branch coordinates the content of these certificates with other 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Federal agencies when the 
statements made in these certificates are based on responsibilities of 
those agencies.
    The manufacturing operations that produce products eligible for 
export certification include those operations participating in the USDA 
approved plant program administered by the Dairy Grading Branch (7 CFR 
part 58) and operations identified by the Food and Drug Administration. 
The AMA provides for the collection of reasonable fees from users of 
the services provided by the Dairy Grading Branch. Manufacturers and 
exporters requesting certificates are charged fees commensurate with 
costs associated with this service.
    In order to prepare an export certificate, it is necessary that the 
manufacturer or exporter provide shipment specific information. This is 
accomplished by completing a worksheet developed by the Dairy Grading 
Branch then mailing or faxing this completed worksheet to the 
Washington, DC office. In some instances a Certificate of Conformance 
prepared by the manufacturer or exporter must also be completed and 
provided to the office before an export certificate can be prepared.
    The information collection requirements in this request are needed 
in order for the Dairy Grading Branch to issue export certificates. The 
Export Certification Program supports the USDA, AMS mission of 
facilitating the marketing of U.S. agricultural products.
    Title: Applications for Export Certification.
    OMB Number: 0581-New.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of OMB approval.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.30 hours per response.
    Respondents: Food product manufacturing facilities, export brokers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 125 respondents (100 
manufacturers, 25 export brokers).
    Estimated Number of Responses: 4,250 responses per year.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 34.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,275 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.
    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.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627.

    Dated: February 1, 2008.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-2192 Filed 2-6-08; 8:45 am]
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