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Download as PDF 45161 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 168 / Tuesday, September 1, 2009 / Notices minutes depending on respondent group, as shown in the table below. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 508,668 minutes (8,477.8 hours). See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. The burden estimates assume the use of a one-day food diary completed by sampled students and a second one-day food diary completed by Estimated number of respondents Respondent Students—record-assisted dietary recalls. Responses annually per respondent a 10% subsample of students which may be deemed necessary for collecting usual intake of foods and/or nutrients. If the food diaries are not included, the burden estimates would be lower. Total annual responses Estimated average number of hours per response Estimated total hours Parents ............................................... Teachers ............................................ School Food Service Managers ........ School Principals ............................... State CN Directors ............................. State CN Directors (Administrative Data). School Food Authority (SFA) Directors. Totals .......................................... 6,144 1.00 6,144.0 1.0833 6655.8 Attempted ............ Completed ........... 1,536 614 1.00 1.00 1536.0 614.0 0.0500 0.5833 76.8 358.1 Attempted ............ Completed ........... Attempted ............ Completed ........... Attempted ............ Completed ........... Attempted ............ Completed ........... Attempted ............ Completed ........... Attempted ............ Completed ........... 154 6,144 1,536 691 77 243 13 704 112 49 5 16 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 154.0 6,144.0 1,536.0 691.0 77.0 486.0 26.0 704.0 112.0 98.0 10.0 32.0 0.0500 0.0833 0.0500 0.0833 0.0500 0.1667 0.0500 0.3333 0.0500 0.3333 0.0500 0.5000 7.7 511.8 76.8 57.6 3.9 81.0 1.3 234.6 5.6 32.7 0.5 16.0 Attempted ............ Completed ........... 0 704 2.00 1.00 0.0 704.0 0.0500 0.5000 0.0 352.0 Attempted ............ Students—second dietary recall (10% subsample). Completed ........... 112 1.00 112.0 0.0500 5.6 .............................. 18,854 ........................ 19,180.0 ........................ 8,477.8 Dated: August 25, 2009. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. E9–21067 Filed 8–31–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. We will also be discontinuing the Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Survey for VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:18 Aug 31, 2009 Jkt 217001 this approval cycle. NASS will be able to use production data from the Census of Horticulture (0535–0236) to calculate weights and expansions for the chemical use data. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 2, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0244, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Survey and Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0244. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2010. 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 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. This includes estimates of production and value of key nursery products and chemical use by nursery and floriculture production operations. The Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey, is conducted every 3 years; it measures chemical usage, related to the production of nursery and floriculture crops in six major producing States. The resulting publication, is part of the NASS series on Agricultural Chemical Usage, and it summarizes rates of application, total amount of active ingredients applied, and use of pest management practices. E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 45162 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 168 / Tuesday, September 1, 2009 / Notices NASS collects on-farm chemical use data to enhance the quality of information used in the evaluation of issues related to agricultural chemicals, including pesticide registrations. Pest management data are used to measure integrated pest management adoption levels and evaluate the impact of alternative pesticide regulations, policies, and practices. A sample of nursery and floriculture operations with sales over $10,000 in the major States will be personally interviewed, since chemical use data are not accurately collected by telephone or mail. A nursery production survey and a Christmas tree production survey are conducted every year in Oregon. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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. 104–113) 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: Based on previous data collected, the average amount of respondent burden for the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey is estimated to average 60 minutes per respondent (conducted once every three years). The annual nursery production survey conducted in Oregon is estimated to average 30 minutes per respondent. The annual Christmas tree production survey in Oregon is estimated to average 20 minutes per respondent. With an estimated response rate of approximately 80%, we estimate the total burden to be approximately 4,000 hours. Respondents: Producers of nursery, greenhouse, and floriculture products. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: (Chemical Use Survey at 4,200 × frequency of 1⁄3) + (Oregon Nursery Production Survey at 800 × frequency of 1.0) + (Oregon Christmas Tree Production at 1,000 × frequency of 1.0) = approximately 3,200. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: Approximately 4,000 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:18 Aug 31, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. E9–20925 Filed 8–31–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2009–0063] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Fruit From Thailand AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: 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 request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of fruit From Thailand. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 2, 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=APHIS2009-0063 to submit or view comments PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2009–0063, 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– 2009–0063. Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 690–2817 before coming. Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on regulations for the importation of fruit from Thailand, contact Mr. Alex Belano, Branch Chief, Risk Management and Plants for Planting Policy, RPM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 734–5333. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Fruit from Thailand. OMB Number: 0579–0308. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized by the PPA, APHIS regulates the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world as provided in ‘‘Subpart— Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56– 1 through 319.56–49). In accordance with these regulations, fruit from Thailand may be imported into the United States only under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. These conditions involve the use of information collection E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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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 Nursery and Floriculture Chemical 
Use Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in 
the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or 
questionnaire length. We will also be discontinuing the Nursery and 
Christmas Tree Production Survey for this approval cycle. NASS will be 
able to use production data from the Census of Horticulture (0535-0236) 
to calculate weights and expansions for the chemical use data.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 2, 2009 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0244, 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: Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Survey and Nursery and 
Floriculture Chemical Use Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0244.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2010.
    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 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.
    This includes estimates of production and value of key nursery 
products and chemical use by nursery and floriculture production 
operations.
    The Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey, is conducted 
every 3 years; it measures chemical usage, related to the production of 
nursery and floriculture crops in six major producing States. The 
resulting publication, is part of the NASS series on Agricultural 
Chemical Usage, and it summarizes rates of application, total amount of 
active ingredients applied, and use of pest management practices.

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NASS collects on-farm chemical use data to enhance the quality of 
information used in the evaluation of issues related to agricultural 
chemicals, including pesticide registrations. Pest management data are 
used to measure integrated pest management adoption levels and evaluate 
the impact of alternative pesticide regulations, policies, and 
practices. A sample of nursery and floriculture operations with sales 
over $10,000 in the major States will be personally interviewed, since 
chemical use data are not accurately collected by telephone or mail.
    A nursery production survey and a Christmas tree production survey 
are conducted every year in Oregon.

    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. 104-113) 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: Based on previous data collected, the average 
amount of respondent burden for the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical 
Use Survey is estimated to average 60 minutes per respondent (conducted 
once every three years). The annual nursery production survey conducted 
in Oregon is estimated to average 30 minutes per respondent. The annual 
Christmas tree production survey in Oregon is estimated to average 20 
minutes per respondent. With an estimated response rate of 
approximately 80%, we estimate the total burden to be approximately 
4,000 hours.
    Respondents: Producers of nursery, greenhouse, and floriculture 
products.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: (Chemical Use Survey at 
4,200 x frequency of \1/3\) + (Oregon Nursery Production Survey at 800 
x frequency of 1.0) + (Oregon Christmas Tree Production at 1,000 x 
frequency of 1.0) = approximately 3,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: Approximately 4,000 
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, 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. E9-20925 Filed 8-31-09; 8:45 am]
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