Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information Collection, 20450-20451 [E9-10125]

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 tjames on PRODPC75 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 84 / Monday, May 4, 2009 / Notices Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Census of Agriculture Content Test. OMB Control Number: 0535–0243. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Reinstatement of an Information Collection. Abstract: The census of agriculture conducted every five years is the primary source of statistics concerning the nation’s agricultural industry and provides the only basis of consistent, comparable data. The Census of Agriculture is required by law under the Census of Agriculture Act of 1997, Public Law 105–113, 7 U.S.C. 2204g. The 2007 census is available on the Web at http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/. The purpose of this content test is to evaluate factors impacting the census program: questionnaire format and design, new items, changes to question wording and location, respondent burden, ease of completion, and processing methodology such as edit and summary. Results will be studied in preparation for the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Development of the test questionnaire version will come from evaluation of the 2007 Census of Agriculture, testing panels, and focus groups. NASS will also meet with other USDA and Federal agencies and selected State Departments of Agriculture to glean information on data uses and justification for county data. The test will be nation-wide, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. A random sample of approximately 40,000 will be mailed questionnaires; half will get the old version for control and half will get the test format. Non-respondents will receive a follow-up contact. Summarization of findings will be presented to the Advisory Committee on Agricultural Statistics. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average 60 minutes per positive response, 10 minutes per screen-out, and 2 minutes per refusal. Respondents: Farm and ranch operators. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 22,000 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:26 May 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 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, or other technological or other forms of information 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, April 7, 2009. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–10125 Filed 5–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Annual List of Newspapers To Be Used by the Alaska Region for Publication of Legal Notices of Proposed Actions and Legal Notices of Decisions Subject to Administrative Appeal Under 36 CFR Part 215 Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice lists the newspapers that Ranger Districts, Forests, and the Regional Office of the Alaska Region will use to publish legal notice of all decisions subject to appeal under 36 CFR part 215 and to publish legal notices for public comment on actions subject to the notice and comment provisions of 36 CFR 215, as updated on June 4, 2003. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers will be used to publish legal notice of actions subject to public comment and decisions subject to appeal under 36 CFR 215, thereby allowing them to receive constructive notice of a decision or proposed action, to provide clear evidence of timely notice, and to achieve consistency in administering the appeals process. DATES: Publication of legal notices in the listed newspapers begins on May 1, 2009. This list of newspapers will remain in effect until it is superceded by a new list, published in the Federal Register. Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 ADDRESSES: Robin Dale, Alaska Region Group Leader for Appeals, Litigation and FOIA; Forest Service, Alaska Region; P.O. Box 21628; Juneau, Alaska 99802–1628. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Dale; Alaska Region Group Leader for Appeals, Litigation and FOIA; (907) 586–9344. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice provides the list of newspapers that Responsible Officials in the Alaska Region will use to give notice of decisions subject to notice, comment, and appeal under 36 CFR part 215. The timeframe for comment on a proposed action shall be based on the date of publication of the legal notice of the proposed action in the newspapers of record identified in this notice. The timeframe for appeal under 36 CFR part 215 shall be based on the date of publication of the legal notice of the decision in the newspaper of record identified in this notice. The newspapers to be used for giving notice of Forest Service decisions in the Alaska Region are as follows: Alaska Regional Office Forest Service PO 00000 20451 Sfmt 4703 Decisions of the Alaska Regional Forester: Juneau Empire, published daily except Saturday and official holidays in Juneau, Alaska; and the Anchorage Daily News, published daily in Anchorage, Alaska. Chugach National Forest Decisions of the Forest Supervisor and the Glacier and Seward District Rangers: Anchorage Daily News, published daily in Anchorage, Alaska. Decisions of the Cordova District Ranger: Cordova Times, published weekly in Cordova, Alaska. Tongass National Forest Decisions of the Forest Supervisor and the Craig, Ketchikan/Misty, and Thorne Bay District Rangers: Ketchikan Daily News, published daily except Sundays and official holidays in Ketchikan, Alaska. Decisions of the Admiralty Island National Monument Ranger, the Juneau District Ranger, the Hoonah District Ranger, and the Yakutat District Ranger: Juneau Empire, published daily except Saturday and official holidays in Juneau, Alaska. Decisions of the Petersburg District Ranger: Petersburg Pilot, published weekly in Petersburg, Alaska. Decisions of the Sitka District Ranger: Daily Sitka Sentinel, published daily except Saturday, Sunday, and official holidays in Sitka, Alaska. E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 84 (Monday, May 4, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20450-20451]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-10125]


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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.

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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 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

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Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Census of Agriculture Content Test.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0243.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Reinstatement of an Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The census of agriculture conducted every five years is 
the primary source of statistics concerning the nation's agricultural 
industry and provides the only basis of consistent, comparable data. 
The Census of Agriculture is required by law under the Census of 
Agriculture Act of 1997, Public Law 105-113, 7 U.S.C. 2204g. The 2007 
census is available on the Web at http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/.
    The purpose of this content test is to evaluate factors impacting 
the census program: questionnaire format and design, new items, changes 
to question wording and location, respondent burden, ease of 
completion, and processing methodology such as edit and summary. 
Results will be studied in preparation for the 2012 Census of 
Agriculture.
    Development of the test questionnaire version will come from 
evaluation of the 2007 Census of Agriculture, testing panels, and focus 
groups. NASS will also meet with other USDA and Federal agencies and 
selected State Departments of Agriculture to glean information on data 
uses and justification for county data.
    The test will be nation-wide, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. A random 
sample of approximately 40,000 will be mailed questionnaires; half will 
get the old version for control and half will get the test format. Non-
respondents will receive a follow-up contact. Summarization of findings 
will be presented to the Advisory Committee on Agricultural Statistics.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information 
collection is estimated to average 60 minutes per positive response, 10 
minutes per screen-out, and 2 minutes per refusal.
    Respondents: Farm and ranch operators.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 22,000 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, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological or other 
forms of information 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, April 7, 2009.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. E9-10125 Filed 5-1-09; 8:45 am]
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