Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 44816 [E9-20926]

Download as PDF 44816 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 167 / Monday, August 31, 2009 / Notices vehicles authorized to use roads by the permit. While no information over and above that collected on the FS–7700–40 is collected on the FS–7700–41, the FS– 7700–41 is also an OMB approved form. The approval number is OMB 0596– 0016 and expires January 31, 2010. Estimate of Annual Burden: 15 minutes. Type of Respondents: Commercial users of National Forest System roads. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 500 hours. Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request for Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: August 25, 2009. Gloria Manning, Associate Deputy Chief, NFS. [FR Doc. E9–20918 Filed 8–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Aug 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Honey Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to an increase in the size of the target population, sample design, and slight improvements to the questionnaire to accommodate changes within the industry. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 30, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0153, 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: Honey Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0153. Expiration Date of Approval: January, 31, 2010. Type of Request: Intent 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 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 Honey Survey collects information on the number of colonies, honey production, stocks, and prices. The survey provides data needed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other government agencies to administer programs and to set trade quotas and tariffs. State universities and agriculture departments also use data from this survey. Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 104–113) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995). 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 to average 15 minutes per response with a frequency of once a year. Respondents: Farmers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: With an estimated response rate of approximately 80%, we estimate the burden to be 1,860 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, August 11, 2009. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 167 (Monday, August 31, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-20926]


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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 Honey Survey. Revision to burden 
hours will be needed due to an increase in the size of the target 
population, sample design, and slight improvements to the questionnaire 
to accommodate changes within the industry.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 30, 2009 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0153, 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: Honey Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0153.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January, 31, 2010.
    Type of Request: Intent 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 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 Honey Survey collects information on the number of colonies, 
honey production, stocks, and prices. The survey provides data needed 
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other government agencies to 
administer programs and to set trade quotas and tariffs. State 
universities and agriculture departments also use data from this 
survey.

    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 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. 104-113) and Office of Management and Budget 
regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995).

    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 to average 15 minutes per response with a 
frequency of once a year.
    Respondents: Farmers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: With an estimated 
response rate of approximately 80%, we estimate the burden to be 1,860 
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, August 11, 2009.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
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