Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 39608-39609 [E9-18927]

Download as PDF 39608 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 151 / Friday, August 7, 2009 / Notices TABLE 2—RECORDKEEPING:—Continued (b) Form number Affected public Total ............................................ Summary of Recordkeeping Burden (g) Total burden (exf) 48.00 .25 12.00 ............. 48.00 1 48.00 .25 12.00 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. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES (f) Hours per response 1 BILLING CODE 3410–30–P SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Cold Storage Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, expected increases in response rates, and modes of data collection. The questionnaires have had some minor modifications to accommodate changes in the products stored by the industry, and to make the questionnaires easier to complete. The entire target population for cold storage operators will be contacted for this data on a monthly basis. Fruit storage operations are contacted on a seasonal basis. The capacity survey is conduced once every other year. These surveys are voluntary, except for operations that store certain manufactured dairy products that are required by Public Law No. 106–532 and 107–171 to respond. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 6, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0001, by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. Jkt 217001 (e) Est. total annual responses (cxd) 48.00 Dated: August 3, 2009. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. E9–18994 Filed 8–6–09; 8:45 am] 17:09 Aug 06, 2009 (d) Number responses per respondent ............. Estimated Total for Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: 11,864,682. VerDate Nov<24>2008 (c) Number respondents • 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: Cold Storage Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0001. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2009. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 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 monthly Cold Storage Survey provides information on national supplies of food commodities in refrigerated storage facilities. A biennial survey of refrigerated warehouse capacity is also conducted to provide a benchmark of the capacity available for refrigerated storage of the nation’s food supply. Information on stocks of food commodities facilitates proper price discovery and orderly marketing, processing, and distribution of agricultural products. Authority: These data will be collected under 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 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 1985). 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 information collection is based on 5 individual surveys with expected responses of 10–30 minutes. The Refrigerated Capacity Survey is conducted once every 2 years, the other surveys are conducted 8–12 times per year. Respondents: Refrigerated storage facilities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: With an estimated response rate of approximately 80%, we estimate the burden to be 7,600 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. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 151 / Friday, August 7, 2009 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC, July 7, 2009. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–18927 Filed 8–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Form FNS–143, Claim for Reimbursement (Summer Food Service Program) AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on a proposed information collection. The proposed collection is an extension of a currently approved collection for the FNS–143, Claim for Reimbursement (Summer Food Service Program), which is used to collect data on the number of meals served and cost data from sponsoring organizations participating in the Program. DATES: Written comments must be submitted by October 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: 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 shall 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 use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Mrs. Lynn Rodgers-Kuperman, Chief, Program Analysis and Monitoring Branch, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 638, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All written comment(s) will be open for public inspection at the office of the VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:09 Aug 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval, and will become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information should be directed to: Mrs. Lynn Rodgers-Kuperman at (703) 305–2590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FNS–143, Claim for Reimbursement (Summer Food Service Program). OMB Number: 0584–0041. Expiration Date: August 31, 2009. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Summer Food Service Program Claim for Reimbursement, Form FNS–143, is used to collect data on the number of meals served and cost data from sponsoring organizations whose participation in this program is administered directly by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Regional Office, commonly known as Regional Office Administered Program (ROAP). The FNS Regional Office directly administers participation of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for sponsoring organizations in Virginia. In order to determine the amount of reimbursement sponsoring organizations are entitled to receive for meals served, they must complete the form. The completed forms are either sent to the Child Nutrition Payments Center at the FNS Mid-Atlantic Regional Office where they are entered into an electronic payment system or sponsoring organizations may submit forms electronically via the Internet directly into the Child Nutrition Payments Center. The payment system computes earned reimbursement. Earned reimbursement in the SFSP is based on performance and is determined by comparing an assigned rate for operations and for administration per meal served to actual operational and administrative costs. To fulfill the earned reimbursement requirements set forth in SFSP regulations issued by the Secretary of Agriculture at 7 CFR 225.9, the meal and cost data must be collected on the FNS–143. The form is an intrinsic part of the accounting system currently being used by the subject program to ensure proper reimbursement as well as to facilitate adequate recordkeeping. Respondents: The respondents are sponsoring organizations participating PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39609 in the SFSP under the auspices of the FNS ROAP. Estimated Number of Respondents: 121. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent:: 3. Estimated Hours per Response: .5. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 181.5. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 181.5 hours. Dated: August 3, 2009. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. E9–18950 Filed 8–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2009–0042] Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Plant Pest, Noxious Weed, and Garbage Regulations AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to revise an information collection associated with plant pest, noxious weed, and garbage regulations and to request an extension of approval of the information collection. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/ component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS2009-0042 to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2009–0042, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS– 2009–0042. Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 151 (Friday, August 7, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39608-39609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18927]


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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.

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 the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Cold Storage Survey. Revision to 
burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target 
population, expected increases in response rates, and modes of data 
collection. The questionnaires have had some minor modifications to 
accommodate changes in the products stored by the industry, and to make 
the questionnaires easier to complete. The entire target population for 
cold storage operators will be contacted for this data on a monthly 
basis. Fruit storage operations are contacted on a seasonal basis. The 
capacity survey is conduced once every other year. These surveys are 
voluntary, except for operations that store certain manufactured dairy 
products that are required by Public Law No. 106-532 and 107-171 to 
respond.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 6, 2009 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0001, 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: Cold Storage Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0001.
    Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2009.
    Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 
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 monthly Cold Storage Survey provides information on national 
supplies of food commodities in refrigerated storage facilities. A 
biennial survey of refrigerated warehouse capacity is also conducted to 
provide a benchmark of the capacity available for refrigerated storage 
of the nation's food supply. Information on stocks of food commodities 
facilitates proper price discovery and orderly marketing, processing, 
and distribution of agricultural products.
    Authority: These data will be collected under 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 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, (Pub. L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget regulations 
at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1985). 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 information 
collection is based on 5 individual surveys with expected responses of 
10-30 minutes. The Refrigerated Capacity Survey is conducted once every 
2 years, the other surveys are conducted 8-12 times per year.
    Respondents: Refrigerated storage facilities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: With an estimated 
response rate of approximately 80%, we estimate the burden to be 7,600 
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.


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    Signed at Washington, DC, July 7, 2009.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. E9-18927 Filed 8-6-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-20-P