Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection, 12111 [E9-6255]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 54 / Monday, March 23, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 22, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0004, by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 720–6396. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CDROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys. OMB Number: 0535–0004. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2009. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. The Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys obtain basic poultry statistics from VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 voluntary cooperators throughout the Nation. Statistics are published on placement of pullet chicks for hatchery supply flocks; hatching reports for broiler-type, egg-type, and turkey eggs; number of layers on hand; total table egg production; and production and value estimates for eggs, chickens, and turkeys. This information is used by producers, processors, feed dealers, and others in the marketing and supply channels as a basis for production and marketing decisions. Government agencies use these estimates to evaluate poultry product supplies. The information is an important consideration in government purchases for the National School Lunch Program and in formulation of export-import policy. The current expiration date for this docket is July 31, 2009. NASS intends to request that the surveys be approved for another 3 years. Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C.3501, et seq.). and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated between 8 and 25 minutes per respondent per survey. Respondents: Farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,200. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,000 hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (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, technological, or other forms of information technology collection techniques. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12111 Signed at Washington, DC, February 2, 2009. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–6255 Filed 3–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Lost River Subwatershed of the Potomac River Watershed, Hardy County, WV AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service. ACTION: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is withdrawing its July 9, 2007 Record of Decision (Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 135, July 16, 2007) for the Lost River Subwatershed of the Potomac River Watershed, Hardy County, West Virginia. NRCS has also decided to update and reissue a second draft supplemental work plan and environmental impact statement for the Lost River Subwatershed. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR Part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Guidelines (7 CFR Part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, is giving notice that a second draft supplemental work plan and second draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS) are being prepared for the Lost River Subwatershed of the Potomac River Watershed, Hardy County, West Virginia. The SDEIS will evaluate potential impacts to the natural, physical and human environment as a result of the flood damage reduction and water supply storage measures proposed for the Lost River Subwatershed, Hardy County, West Virginia. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Wickey, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 75 High Street, Room 301, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, telephone (304) 284–7545. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) was prepared in September 2006 and circulated for review by agencies and the public. A Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was issued in May 2007 and a Record of Decision was issued in July 2007. In order to insure that agencies and the public have the E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a 
Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 22, 2009 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0004, by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 720-6396.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys.
    OMB Number: 0535-0004.
    Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2009.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue State and national 
estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. 
The Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys obtain basic poultry statistics 
from voluntary cooperators throughout the Nation. Statistics are 
published on placement of pullet chicks for hatchery supply flocks; 
hatching reports for broiler-type, egg-type, and turkey eggs; number of 
layers on hand; total table egg production; and production and value 
estimates for eggs, chickens, and turkeys. This information is used by 
producers, processors, feed dealers, and others in the marketing and 
supply channels as a basis for production and marketing decisions. 
Government agencies use these estimates to evaluate poultry product 
supplies. The information is an important consideration in government 
purchases for the National School Lunch Program and in formulation of 
export-import policy. The current expiration date for this docket is 
July 31, 2009. NASS intends to request that the surveys be approved for 
another 3 years.

    Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 
U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this 
authority are governed by section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This 
notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C.3501, et seq.). and Office of 
Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320.

    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated between 8 and 25 minutes per respondent per 
survey.
    Respondents: Farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,000 hours.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (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, technological, or other forms of 
information technology collection techniques.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, February 2, 2009.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
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