Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 13176 [E9-6725]

Download as PDF 13176 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection 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 List Sampling Frame Surveys. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 1, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0140, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: List Sampling Frame Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0140. 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 is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, economic statistics, environmental statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The List VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 Sampling Frame Surveys are used to develop and maintain as complete a list as possible of farm operations. The goal is to produce for each State a relatively complete, current, and unduplicated list of names for statistical sampling for agricultural operation surveys and the Census of Agriculture. Data from these agricultural surveys are used by government agencies and educational institutions in planning, farm policy analysis, and program administration. 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 (Pub. L. 104–13) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995). Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per respondent. Respondents: Farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 103,000 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690– 2388. 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, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. 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, March 9, 2009. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–6725 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Vessel Monitoring System for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species. OMB Control Number: 0648–0372. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 584. Number of Respondents: 292. Average Hours per Response: Annual maintenance and repair, 2 hours. Needs and Uses: The purpose of this collection of information is to comply with the United States’ obligations under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (ATCA; 16 U.S.C. 971) and the Secretary of Commerce’s obligations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Vessels fishing for Atlantic tuna and swordfish that use pelagic longline gear and vessels fishing for sharks with bottom longline or gillnet gear are required to install and operate vessel monitoring systems (VMS). The automatic position reports are submitted on an hourly basis whenever the vessel is at sea. Vessel operators must submit an installation checklist to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which provides information on the hardware and communications service selected by each vessel, when the VMS unit is initially installed. NMFS will use the returned checklists to ensure that position reports are received and to aid NMFS in troubleshooting problems (all vessel operators have installed their units, so this requirement is not counted in the burden hours above). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Daily, annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of 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 List Sampling Frame Surveys. 
Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of 
the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 1, 2009 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0140, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: List Sampling Frame Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0140.
    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 is to prepare and issue State and national estimates 
of crop and livestock production, economic statistics, environmental 
statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of 
Agriculture. The List Sampling Frame Surveys are used to develop and 
maintain as complete a list as possible of farm operations. The goal is 
to produce for each State a relatively complete, current, and 
unduplicated list of names for statistical sampling for agricultural 
operation surveys and the Census of Agriculture. Data from these 
agricultural surveys are used by government agencies and educational 
institutions in planning, farm policy analysis, and program 
administration.
    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 (Pub. L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget regulations 
at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995).
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 15 minutes per respondent.
    Respondents: Farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 103,000 hours.
    Copies of this information collection and related instructions can 
be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, 
at (202) 690-2388.
    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, through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information 
technology collection methods.
    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, March 9, 2009.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. E9-6725 Filed 3-25-09; 8:45 am]
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