Request for New Information Collection, 46408-46409 [E9-21655]

Download as PDF 46408 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 9, 2009 / Notices Nutrition Center (FNIC) currently maintains several on-line ‘‘discussion groups.’’ This voluntary ‘‘Electronic Mailing List Subscription Form’’ gives individuals working in the area of nutrition and food safety an opportunity to participate in these groups. Data collected using this form will help FNIC determine a person’s eligibility to participate in these discussion groups. The authority for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) to collect this information is contained in the CFR, Title 7, Volume 1, Part 2, and Subpart K, Sec. 2.65 (92). Need and Use of the Information: FNIC will collect the name, email address, job title, employer, mailing address and telephone number in order to approve subscriptions for nutrition and food safety on-line discussion groups. Failure to collect this information would inhibit FNIC’s ability to provide subscription services to these discussion groups. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 1,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 17. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–21760 Filed 9–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. AMS–FV–09–0025; FV09–900– 1NC] Request for New Information Collection cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval for an information collection for the AMS Survey of Marketing Order Online System (MOLS) Users, the automated FV–6 form used by importers and receivers for exempt imported fruits, vegetables and specialty crops. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 9, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice. Comments can VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:47 Sep 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 be sent to Valerie L. Emmer-Scott, Marketing Specialist, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0237; (202) 205– 2829, Fax: (202) 720–8938, or Internet: https://www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be made available for public inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular business hours, or can be viewed at: https://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Nelson, Compliance Team, Marketing Order Administration Branch, AMS, USDA, (202) 720–6467, or E-mail: nicole.nelson@ams.usda.gov.; or Greg Breasher, Compliance Team, Marketing Order Administration Branch, AMS, USDA, (559) 487–5003, or E-mail: gregory.breasher@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Marketing Order Online System (MOLS) Survey, Form FV–660. OMB Number: 0581–NEW. Type of Request: New information collection. Abstract: Section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (7 U.S.C. 601–674), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Act’’, requires that when the Secretary of Agriculture issues grade, size, quality, or maturity regulations under domestic marketing orders for certain commodities, the same or comparable regulations apply to imports of those commodities. Import regulations apply only during those periods when domestic marketing order regulations are in effect. Currently, the following commodities are subject to Section 8e import regulations: avocados, dates (other than dates for processing), hazelnuts, grapefruit, table grapes, kiwifruit, olives (other than Spanish-style olives), onions, oranges, Irish potatoes, dried prunes (suspended), fresh prunes, raisins, tomatoes, and walnuts. However, imports of these commodities are exempt from such requirements if they are imported for such outlets as processing, charity, animal feed, seed and distribution to relief agencies under the applicable marketing orders. Safeguard procedures in the form of importer and receiver reporting requirements ensure that the imported commodities are shipped to authorized exempt outlets. Reports required under the safeguard procedures are similar to the reports currently required by most domestic marketing orders. The PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following import regulations require importers and receivers of imported fruit, vegetable and specialty crops to submit reports: (1) Fruits; import regulations (7 CFR part 944.350); (2) Vegetables; import regulations (7 CFR part 980.501); and (3) Specialty crops; import regulations (7 CFR part 999.500). When required to do so under the above regulations, an importer wishing to import commodities for exempt purposes completes Form FV–6, ‘‘Importer’s Exempt Commodity Form,’’ prior to importation. In August 2008, the web-based application, ‘‘Marketing Order Online System (MOLS)’’ was launched allowing fruit, vegetable and specialty crop importers and receivers to submit, review and search for FV–6 certificates online. The MOLS was developed to not only help USDA manage incoming FV–6 forms, but to also help importers reduce paperwork, streamline operations and allows the most efficient clearance through U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The FV–6 form and the MOLS are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB No. 0581–0167, ‘‘Specified Commodities Imported into the United States Exempt from Import Requirements.’’ The MOLS requires the minimum amount of information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the Act. It fulfills the intent of the Act and administers Section 8e compliance activities. AMS offered MOLS to a test group of importers and receivers in November 2008. In January 2009, AMS opened the system to all importers and receivers. Although the MOLS is the recommended form of FV–6 submission, paper copies are occasionally used by those respondents who do not have internet access. AMS has developed a customer satisfaction survey, Form FV–660, to gather specific information from approximately 200 respondents currently registered and utilizing the MOLS. Information will be collected on a voluntary basis, and the respondents’ identities will not be revealed in the survey results. The survey will allow AMS to better serve the fruit, vegetable and specialty crop importing and handling community. AMS is seeking OMB approval of the survey, under OMB No. 0581–NEW. Upon approval, we request that the burden be merged into OMB No. 0581–0167. The information collected through this package will be used and analyzed by authorized representatives of USDA, including AMS’ Fruit and Vegetable Programs’ headquarters staff. The survey, FV–660, would be distributed E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 9, 2009 / Notices by e-mail to the respondents. Respondents would return the survey by e-mail to the address on the survey form. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .25 hours per response. Respondents: Importers and receivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 50 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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) 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; (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 those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments received will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 2, 2009. Rayne Pegg, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E9–21655 Filed 9–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 9, 2009. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:47 Sep 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Fax: (202) 720–8435. E-mail: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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 collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–8435. E-mail: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Emergency and Imminent Community Water Assistance Grants. OMB Control Number: 0572–0110. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: This action amends the existing regulation for the Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant (ECWAG) Program to allow grants to be made before an emergency has actually occurred. The ECWAG program was authorized by the Rural Development Act of 1972. The grants are made to public bodies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian Tribes for the purpose of improving rural living standards and for other purposes that create safe and affordable drinking water in rural areas SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46409 or towns with a population not exceeding 10,000 inhabitants. These grants can be made to construct or improve drinking water facilities serving the most financially needy communities. This revision is undertaken specifically to respond to requirements of Section 6009 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–171). (2002 Farm Bill). Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.6 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 400 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Gale Richardson, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis at (202) 720–0992. FAX: (202) 720–8435. 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. Dated: September 2, 2009. James R. Newby, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E9–21722 Filed 9–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2008–0015] Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid; Availability of an Environmental Assessment AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. SUMMARY: We are advising the public that an environmental assessment has been prepared by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service relative to a proposed control program for citrus greening disease and the Asian citrus psyllid. The environmental assessment documents our review and analysis of the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of this program. We are making this environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment. E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 173 (Wednesday, September 9, 2009)]
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[Pages 46408-46409]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21655]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-FV-09-0025; FV09-900-1NC]


Request for New Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request approval for an information 
collection for the AMS Survey of Marketing Order Online System (MOLS) 
Users, the automated FV-6 form used by importers and receivers for 
exempt imported fruits, vegetables and specialty crops.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 9, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this notice. Comments can be sent to Valerie L. Emmer-Scott, 
Marketing Specialist, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-0237; (202) 205-2829, Fax: (202) 720-8938, or 
Internet: https://www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the 
docket number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal 
Register and will be made available for public inspection in the Office 
of the Docket Clerk during regular business hours, or can be viewed at: 
https://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Nelson, Compliance Team, 
Marketing Order Administration Branch, AMS, USDA, (202) 720-6467, or E-
mail: nicole.nelson@ams.usda.gov.; or Greg Breasher, Compliance Team, 
Marketing Order Administration Branch, AMS, USDA, (559) 487-5003, or E-
mail: gregory.breasher@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Marketing Order Online System (MOLS) Survey, Form FV-660.
    OMB Number: 0581-NEW.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Abstract: Section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937 (7 U.S.C. 601-674), hereinafter referred to as the ``Act'', 
requires that when the Secretary of Agriculture issues grade, size, 
quality, or maturity regulations under domestic marketing orders for 
certain commodities, the same or comparable regulations apply to 
imports of those commodities. Import regulations apply only during 
those periods when domestic marketing order regulations are in effect.
    Currently, the following commodities are subject to Section 8e 
import regulations: avocados, dates (other than dates for processing), 
hazelnuts, grapefruit, table grapes, kiwifruit, olives (other than 
Spanish-style olives), onions, oranges, Irish potatoes, dried prunes 
(suspended), fresh prunes, raisins, tomatoes, and walnuts. However, 
imports of these commodities are exempt from such requirements if they 
are imported for such outlets as processing, charity, animal feed, seed 
and distribution to relief agencies under the applicable marketing 
orders.
    Safeguard procedures in the form of importer and receiver reporting 
requirements ensure that the imported commodities are shipped to 
authorized exempt outlets. Reports required under the safeguard 
procedures are similar to the reports currently required by most 
domestic marketing orders. The following import regulations require 
importers and receivers of imported fruit, vegetable and specialty 
crops to submit reports: (1) Fruits; import regulations (7 CFR part 
944.350); (2) Vegetables; import regulations (7 CFR part 980.501); and 
(3) Specialty crops; import regulations (7 CFR part 999.500).
    When required to do so under the above regulations, an importer 
wishing to import commodities for exempt purposes completes Form FV-6, 
``Importer's Exempt Commodity Form,'' prior to importation. In August 
2008, the web-based application, ``Marketing Order Online System 
(MOLS)'' was launched allowing fruit, vegetable and specialty crop 
importers and receivers to submit, review and search for FV-6 
certificates online. The MOLS was developed to not only help USDA 
manage incoming FV-6 forms, but to also help importers reduce 
paperwork, streamline operations and allows the most efficient 
clearance through U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The FV-6 form and 
the MOLS are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) under OMB No. 0581-0167, ``Specified Commodities Imported into 
the United States Exempt from Import Requirements.''
    The MOLS requires the minimum amount of information necessary to 
effectively carry out the requirements of the Act. It fulfills the 
intent of the Act and administers Section 8e compliance activities.
    AMS offered MOLS to a test group of importers and receivers in 
November 2008. In January 2009, AMS opened the system to all importers 
and receivers. Although the MOLS is the recommended form of FV-6 
submission, paper copies are occasionally used by those respondents who 
do not have internet access.
    AMS has developed a customer satisfaction survey, Form FV-660, to 
gather specific information from approximately 200 respondents 
currently registered and utilizing the MOLS. Information will be 
collected on a voluntary basis, and the respondents' identities will 
not be revealed in the survey results. The survey will allow AMS to 
better serve the fruit, vegetable and specialty crop importing and 
handling community. AMS is seeking OMB approval of the survey, under 
OMB No. 0581-NEW. Upon approval, we request that the burden be merged 
into OMB No. 0581-0167.
    The information collected through this package will be used and 
analyzed by authorized representatives of USDA, including AMS' Fruit 
and Vegetable Programs' headquarters staff. The survey, FV-660, would 
be distributed

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by e-mail to the respondents. Respondents would return the survey by e-
mail to the address on the survey form.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .25 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers and receivers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 50 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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) 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; (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 those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments received will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: September 2, 2009.
Rayne Pegg,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E9-21655 Filed 9-8-09; 8:45 am]
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