Notice of Request for a New Information Collection, 76607-76608 [E8-29829]

Download as PDF 76607 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 243 Wednesday, December 17, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES December 11, 2008. 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) 720–8958. 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 18:58 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket # AMS–FV–08–0099] Title: Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Materials from Canada. OMB Control Number: 0579–0142. Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for preventing plant diseases or insect pests from entering the United States, preventing the spread of pests not widely distributed in the United States, and eradicating those imported pests when eradication is feasible. Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701–7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to regulate the importation of plants, plant products, other articles to prevent the introduction of injurious plant pests. The Plant Protection and Quarantine Division of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are responsible for ensuring that these regulations are enforced. Implementing these regulations is necessary in order to prevent injurious insect pests and plant diseases from entering the United States, a situation that could produce serious consequences for U.S. agriculture. APHIS will collect information using phytosanitary certificates, certificates of origin, and signed statements from individuals both within and outside the United States Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to ensure that importing foreign logs, trees, shrubs, and other articles do not harbor plant or insect pests such as the gypsy moth. Failing to collect this information would cripple APHIS’s ability to ensure that trees, shrubs, logs, and a variety of other items imported from Canada do not harbor gypsy moths. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Individuals or households; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,146. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 81. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–29830 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agricultural Marketing Service Notice of Request for a New Information Collection AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 information collection for Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification and Standards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Products specifically related to audit based programs. Once approved, AMS will request that OMB merge this information collection into the currently approved OMB #0581–0125, Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification, and Standards for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and other Products. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before February 17, 2009, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the Internet at: http:// www.regulations.gov or to Kenneth S. Petersen, Audit Program Coordinator, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661 South Building, Stop 0240, Washington, DC 20250–0240, Fax (202) 720–8871. Comments should make reference to the dates and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, and will be available for public inspection via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or at the address cited above during regular business hours. Additional Information: Kenneth S. Petersen, Audit Program Coordinator, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661 South Building, Stop E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 76608 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Notices 0240, Washington, DC 20250–0240; Phone (202) 720–4560; Fax (202) 720– 8871; E-mail ken.petersen@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification and Standards for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products 7 CFR part 51. OMB Number: 0581–NEW. Expiration Date of Approval: Three Years from Date of OMB Approval. Type of Request: New Information Collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq. authorizes the Secretary to inspect and certify the quality of agricultural products and collect such fees as reasonable to cover the cost of services rendered. The Fresh Products Branch provides nationwide audit services for fresh fruits, vegetables, and other products to growers, shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers, and other financially interested parties on a ‘‘user fee’’ basis. The use of these services is voluntary and is made available only upon request. Information is needed to provide audit services. This information includes: The name and location of the person or company requesting the audit, the type and location of the product to be audited, the type of audit being requested, and any information that will identify the product. In addition, any interested party who wishes to use an official logo in conjunction with the specific audit program must submit a request form for the logo’s use. Information collected for the use of this logo include: The name of the company, name of the requestor, type of product, specifications for where and how the logo will be used, and the manufacturer’s name and location who is reproducing this logo. Approved use of a logo requires that the interested party successfully adhere to the specific audit program requirements. As part of the audit process, auditee documentation must be made available to the Fresh Products Branch personnel for review to show conformance to the specific audit program. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8.5 hours per response including documentation needed to conform to audit requirements. Respondents: Growers, shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers, and others with a financial interest in lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and other products. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:58 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,000 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. Dated: December 11, 2008. James E. Link, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–29829 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Six Rivers National Forest, Mad River Ranger District, Ruth, California, Beaverslide Timber Sale and Fuel Treatment Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Forest Service is proposing the Beaverslide Timber Sale and Fuel Treatment Project to provide timber products to local economies and to reduce hazardous fuels in strategically located high-risk areas around communities in the vicinity of Ruth, California. The Beaverslide planning area encompasses approximately 13,236 acres; 11,757 acres are National Forest System (NFS) lands and 1,479 acres are in private ownership. The project would treat approximately 5,500 acres of NFS lands by harvesting timber through thinning on approximately 2,800 acres, and reducing fuels on an additional 2,700 acres. The proposed project would take place within the Upper Mad River watershed on NFS lands administered PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by the Mad River Ranger District in Trinity County, California. The legal location includes portions of the following townships: Township 2 South, Range 7 East; Township 2 South, Range 8 East; and Township 3 South, Range 7 East; Township 3 South, Range 8 East, Humboldt Baseline and Meridian, and Township 26 North, Range 12 West; Township 27 North, Range 12 West, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian. DATES: Scoping for this project is planned for December 2008. The draft environmental impact statement is expected by February 2009 and the final environmental impact statement is expected in June 2009. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Thomas Hudson; Mad River Ranger District; 741 State Highway 36; Bridgeville, CA 95526. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to commentspacificsouthwest-six-rivers-madriver@fs.fed.us, attention of the Beaverslide Project or via facsimile to (707) 574–6273. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, anonymous comments will not provide the respondent with standing to appeal the subsequent decision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hudson; Mad River Ranger District; 741 State Highway 36; Bridgeville, CA 95526 or by telephone at (707)–574–6233. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Beaverslide Timber Sale and Fuel Treatment Project is designed to contribute timber commodity outputs in support of the Six Rivers Forest National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP). One of the goals of the LRMP is to provide a stable supply of outputs and services that contribute to local, regional, and national social and economic needs. The Six Rivers National Forest seeks to provide a sustainable, predictable, longterm timber supply for local economies (LRMP p. II–2). The project area also occurs within the wildland-urban interface (WUI) for communities in the vicinity of Ruth, California. In 2005, the Trinity County Fire Safe Council completed a E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket  AMS-FV-08-0099]


Notice of Request for a 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 the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for information collection for Regulations 
Governing Inspection, Certification and Standards for Fresh Fruits and 
Vegetables, and Other Products specifically related to audit based 
programs. Once approved, AMS will request that OMB merge this 
information collection into the currently approved OMB 0581-
0125, Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification, and Standards 
for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and other Products.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before February 
17, 2009, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov or to Kenneth S. Petersen, 
Audit Program Coordinator, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable 
Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661 South Building, 
Stop 0240, Washington, DC 20250-0240, Fax (202) 720-8871. Comments 
should make reference to the dates and page number of this issue of the 
Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, 
including any personal information provided, and will be available for 
public inspection via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or at 
the address cited above during regular business hours.
    Additional Information: Kenneth S. Petersen, Audit Program 
Coordinator, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661 South Building, Stop

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0240, Washington, DC 20250-0240; Phone (202) 720-4560; Fax (202) 720-
8871; E-mail ken.petersen@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification and 
Standards for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products 7 CFR part 
51.
    OMB Number: 0581-NEW.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three Years from Date of OMB Approval.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended 7 
U.S.C. 1621 et seq. authorizes the Secretary to inspect and certify the 
quality of agricultural products and collect such fees as reasonable to 
cover the cost of services rendered. The Fresh Products Branch provides 
nationwide audit services for fresh fruits, vegetables, and other 
products to growers, shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers, 
and other financially interested parties on a ``user fee'' basis. The 
use of these services is voluntary and is made available only upon 
request. Information is needed to provide audit services. This 
information includes: The name and location of the person or company 
requesting the audit, the type and location of the product to be 
audited, the type of audit being requested, and any information that 
will identify the product.
    In addition, any interested party who wishes to use an official 
logo in conjunction with the specific audit program must submit a 
request form for the logo's use. Information collected for the use of 
this logo include: The name of the company, name of the requestor, type 
of product, specifications for where and how the logo will be used, and 
the manufacturer's name and location who is reproducing this logo. 
Approved use of a logo requires that the interested party successfully 
adhere to the specific audit program requirements. As part of the audit 
process, auditee documentation must be made available to the Fresh 
Products Branch personnel for review to show conformance to the 
specific audit program.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 8.5 hours per response including 
documentation needed to conform to audit requirements.
    Respondents: Growers, shippers, importers, processors, sellers, 
buyers, and others with a financial interest in lots of fresh fruits, 
vegetables and other products.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,000 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.

    Dated: December 11, 2008.
James E. Link,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-29829 Filed 12-16-08; 8:45 am]
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