Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection, 38172 [E8-15075]

Download as PDF 38172 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 129 Thursday, July 3, 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–08–0026; DA–08–03] Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, the Department of Agriculture (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 an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products— Recordkeeping (Subpart B). DATES: Comments received by September 2, 2008, will be considered. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Reginald L. Pasteur, USDA/ AMS/Dairy Programs, Dairy Standardization Branch, Room 2746South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0230; Telephone: 202–690–3571, Fax: 202–720–2643, or e-mail Reginald.pasteur@usda.gov. All comments will be available for public inspection at the above location, or on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products— RecordKeeping (Subpart B). OMB Number: 0581–0110. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2009. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) directs the Department to develop programs which will provide for and facilitate the marketing of agricultural products. One of these programs is the USDA voluntary inspection and grading program for dairy products (7 CFR Part 58) where these dairy products are graded according to U.S. grade standards by a USDA grader. The dairy products under the dairy program may be identified with the USDA grade mark. Dairy processors, buyers, retailers, institutional users, and consumers have requested that such a program be developed to assure the uniform quality of dairy products purchased. In order for any service program to perform satisfactorily, there are regulations for the provider and user. For these reasons, the dairy inspection and grading program regulations were developed and issued under the authority of the Act. These regulations are essential to administer the program to meet the needs of the user and to carry out the purposes of the Act. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the AMA to ensure that dairy products are produced under sanitary conditions and that buyers are purchasing a quality product. In order for the Regulations governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products to serve the government, industry, and the consumer, laboratory test results must be recorded. Respondents are not required to submit information to the agency. The records are to be evaluated by a USDA inspector at the time of an inspection. These records include quality tests of each producer, plant records of required tests and analysis, and starter and cheese make records. As an offsetting benefit, the records required by USDA are also records that are routinely used by the inspected facility for their own supervisory and quality control purposes. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.85 hours per response. Respondents: Dairy products manufacturing facilities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 487. Estimated Number of Responses: 1388. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.85. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3956. 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 Reginald Pasteur, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 2746—South, Washington, DC 20250–0230. All comments received will be available for public inspection at the above location, or on the Internet at http://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: June 27, 2008. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–15075 Filed 7–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Notice United States Commission on Civil Rights ACTION: Notice of briefing and meeting. DATE AND TIME: Friday, July 11, 2008; 9:30 a.m. PLACE: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Rm. 540, Washington, DC 20425. AGENCY: Meeting Agenda I. Approval of Agenda II. Approval of Minutes • June 6, 2008 Meeting. III. Staff Director’s Report IV. Motion for Executive Session V. Management and Operations E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 129 / Thursday, July 3, 2008 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No.: AMS-DA-08-0026; DA-08-03]


Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, the Department of Agriculture 
(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 an extension for and revision to a 
currently approved information collection for the Regulations Governing 
the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy 
Products--Recordkeeping (Subpart B).

DATES: Comments received by September 2, 2008, will be considered.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Reginald L. Pasteur, 
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs, Dairy Standardization Branch, Room 2746-South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0230; 
Telephone: 202-690-3571, Fax: 202-720-2643, or e-mail 
Reginald.pasteur@usda.gov. All comments will be available for public 
inspection at the above location, or on the Internet at http://
www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of 
Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products--RecordKeeping (Subpart B).
    OMB Number: 0581-0110.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2009.
    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.) directs the Department to develop programs which will 
provide for and facilitate the marketing of agricultural products. One 
of these programs is the USDA voluntary inspection and grading program 
for dairy products (7 CFR Part 58) where these dairy products are 
graded according to U.S. grade standards by a USDA grader. The dairy 
products under the dairy program may be identified with the USDA grade 
mark. Dairy processors, buyers, retailers, institutional users, and 
consumers have requested that such a program be developed to assure the 
uniform quality of dairy products purchased. In order for any service 
program to perform satisfactorily, there are regulations for the 
provider and user. For these reasons, the dairy inspection and grading 
program regulations were developed and issued under the authority of 
the Act. These regulations are essential to administer the program to 
meet the needs of the user and to carry out the purposes of the Act.
    The information collection requirements in this request are 
essential to carry out the intent of the AMA to ensure that dairy 
products are produced under sanitary conditions and that buyers are 
purchasing a quality product. In order for the Regulations governing 
the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products 
to serve the government, industry, and the consumer, laboratory test 
results must be recorded.
    Respondents are not required to submit information to the agency. 
The records are to be evaluated by a USDA inspector at the time of an 
inspection. These records include quality tests of each producer, plant 
records of required tests and analysis, and starter and cheese make 
records. As an offsetting benefit, the records required by USDA are 
also records that are routinely used by the inspected facility for 
their own supervisory and quality control purposes.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2.85 hours per response.
    Respondents: Dairy products manufacturing facilities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 487.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1388.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.85.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3956.
    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 Reginald Pasteur, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 2746--South, Washington, DC 20250-
0230. All comments received will be available for public inspection at 
the above location, or on the Internet at http://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: June 27, 2008.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-15075 Filed 7-2-08; 8:45 am]
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