Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 31687 [E9-15667]

Download as PDF 31687 Notices Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 126 Thursday, July 2, 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 National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of Agriculture. 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 Vegetable Surveys Program. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. Some of the vegetable production surveys will incorporate sampling of the total population of producers, while the processing surveys will involve a total enumeration of the entire population. Minor changes are being made to some of the questionnaires to accommodate changes in the industry and to make the questionnaires easier for the respondent to complete. This should help to reduce respondent burden and improve the overall response rates. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 31, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0037, 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:35 Jul 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 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: Vegetable Surveys Program. OMB Number: 0535–0037. Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2009. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare, and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition; as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The Vegetable Surveys Program obtains basic agricultural statistics for fresh market and processing vegetables in major producing States. Vegetable statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer programs and by growers, processors, and marketers in making production and marketing decisions. The fresh market estimating program now consists of 25 selected crops and the processing program consists of 8 principal crops. ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33376. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated between 5 and 20 minutes per respondent per survey. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 31,400. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,280 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, May 27, 2009. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–15667 Filed 7–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204g. Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 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. AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FSIS–2009–0017] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection (Application for Return of Exported Product) E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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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. 126 / Thursday, July 2, 2009 / 
Notices

[[Page 31687]]



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, Department of 
Agriculture.

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 Vegetable Surveys Program. 
Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of 
the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. 
Some of the vegetable production surveys will incorporate sampling of 
the total population of producers, while the processing surveys will 
involve a total enumeration of the entire population. Minor changes are 
being made to some of the questionnaires to accommodate changes in the 
industry and to make the questionnaires easier for the respondent to 
complete. This should help to reduce respondent burden and improve the 
overall response rates.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 31, 2009 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0037, 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: Vegetable Surveys Program.
    OMB Number: 0535-0037.
    Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2009.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare, and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and 
disposition; as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics 
related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. 
The Vegetable Surveys Program obtains basic agricultural statistics for 
fresh market and processing vegetables in major producing States. 
Vegetable statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to 
help administer programs and by growers, processors, and marketers in 
making production and marketing decisions. The fresh market estimating 
program now consists of 25 selected crops and the processing program 
consists of 8 principal crops.

    Authority:  These data will be collected under the authority of 
7 U.S.C. 2204g. Individually identifiable data collected under this 
authority are governed by section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 
1985 as amended, 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.

    NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, 
``Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 
33376.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated between 5 and 20 minutes per respondent per 
survey.
    Respondents: Farms and businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 31,400.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,280 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, May 27, 2009.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. E9-15667 Filed 7-1-09; 8:45 am]
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