Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an Information Collection, 20450 [E9-10124]

Download as PDF 20450 Notices Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 84 Monday, May 4, 2009 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 Risk Management Agency Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an Information Collection AGENCY: Risk Management Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Risk Management Agency to request approval for the collection of information in support of the agency’s mission under section 522 (d) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act to develop and implement risk management tools for producers of agricultural commodities through partnership agreements. SUMMARY: tjames on PRODPC75 with NOTICES DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business, July 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Virginia Guzman, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Non-Insurance Programs Branch, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 6501 Beacon Drive, Mail Stop 813, Kansas City, MO 64133. Written comments may also be submitted electronically to: RMANIP.PRA@rma.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Guzman at the Kansas City, MO address listed above, telephone (816) 926–6343. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Florida Agricultural Workers Survey. OMB Number: 0563–NEW. Type of Request: New Information Collection. Abstract: The Risk Management Agency intends to collect information for purposes of the development of non- VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:26 May 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 insurance risk management tools. Information collection for this study is required for the purpose of collecting employment, demographic, and occupational health and injury data on hired specialty crop farm workers in Florida. The purpose of this research project is to develop risk management tools to analyze producer risks associated with the employment of seasonal labor in Florida specialty crops. The risk management tool will enable producers to determine the costs and benefits of utilizing different mixes of labor and capital, given changes in wages and the supply of workers. The information collection will be conducted primarily through in-person surveys. Results of this collection will be used to develop the risk management tools. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve this information collection activity for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning the information collection activities. These comments will help us: 1. Evaluate 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. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection information; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 to 75 minutes per response, depending on the persons to be interviewed. Respondents/Affected Entities: Agricultural Producers and employers, agricultural workers, as well as individuals and organizations involved in education and assistance to agricultural producers, including Cooperative Extension Specialists, government officials, and businesses in the agricultural sector. Estimated annual number of respondents: 2,049. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual number of responses: 1,808. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,138. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2009. William J. Murphy, Acting Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. E9–10124 Filed 5–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an 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 seek reinstatement of an information collection, the Census of Agriculture Content Test. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 6, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0243, 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 OR COMMENTS CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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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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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 84 / Monday, May 4, 2009 / Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Risk Management Agency


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Risk Management Agency, 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 Risk Management Agency to request 
approval for the collection of information in support of the agency's 
mission under section 522 (d) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act to 
develop and implement risk management tools for producers of 
agricultural commodities through partnership agreements.

DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of 
business, July 6, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Virginia Guzman, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Non-
Insurance Programs Branch, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk 
Management Agency, 6501 Beacon Drive, Mail Stop 813, Kansas City, MO 
64133. Written comments may also be submitted electronically to: 
RMANIP.PRA@rma.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Guzman at the Kansas City, MO 
address listed above, telephone (816) 926-6343.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Florida Agricultural Workers Survey.
    OMB Number: 0563-NEW.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection.
    Abstract: The Risk Management Agency intends to collect information 
for purposes of the development of non-insurance risk management tools. 
Information collection for this study is required for the purpose of 
collecting employment, demographic, and occupational health and injury 
data on hired specialty crop farm workers in Florida. The purpose of 
this research project is to develop risk management tools to analyze 
producer risks associated with the employment of seasonal labor in 
Florida specialty crops. The risk management tool will enable producers 
to determine the costs and benefits of utilizing different mixes of 
labor and capital, given changes in wages and the supply of workers. 
The information collection will be conducted primarily through in-
person surveys. Results of this collection will be used to develop the 
risk management tools. We are asking the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) to approve this information collection activity for 3 
years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
concerning the information collection activities. These comments will 
help us:
    1. Evaluate 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. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection information;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 15 to 75 minutes per response, 
depending on the persons to be interviewed.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Agricultural Producers and 
employers, agricultural workers, as well as individuals and 
organizations involved in education and assistance to agricultural 
producers, including Cooperative Extension Specialists, government 
officials, and businesses in the agricultural sector.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 2,049.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,808.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,138.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2009.
William J. Murphy,
Acting Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. E9-10124 Filed 5-1-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-08-P