Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, 34972-34973 [2010-14843]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 34972 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 118 / Monday, June 21, 2010 / 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 nonaggregated 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, 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. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Individual questionnaire burden ranges from 5 minutes to 15 minutes per response. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average less than 15 minutes per response with 1.5 responses per grower and 12 responses each for feed mills and processors. Pre-survey publicity or cover letters will also be included to encourage respondents to complete and return the surveys. Respondents: Farms, feed mills and processors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 825 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:46 Jun 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 Signed at Washington, DC, June 3, 2010. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–14844 Filed 6–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA. ACTION: Solicitation of Nominations for Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Membership. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces an invitation from the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture for nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. On May 17, 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the Advisory Committee charter for another 2 years. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the scope, timing, content, etc., of the periodic censuses and surveys of agriculture, other related surveys, and the types of information to obtain from respondents concerning agriculture. The Committee also prepares recommendations regarding the content of agriculture reports and presents the views and needs for data of major suppliers and users of agriculture statistics. DATES: Nominations must be received by July 9, 2010 to be assured of consideration. Nominations should be mailed to Joe Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 5041A South Building, Washington, DC 20250–2000. In addition, nominations may be mailed electronically to HQ_OA@nass.usda.gov. In addition to mailed correspondence to the addresses listed above, nominations may also be faxed to (202) 720–9013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, (202) 720–4333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nominations should include the following information: name, title, organization, address, telephone ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 number, and e-mail address. Each person nominated is required to complete an Advisory Committee Membership Background Information form. This form may be requested by telephone, fax, or e-mail using the information above. Forms will also be available from the NASS home page http://www.nass.usda.gov by selecting ‘‘About NASS,’’ ‘‘Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.’’ The ‘‘Advisory Committee for Agricultural Statistics’’ button is in the right column. Completed forms may be faxed to the number above, mailed, or completed and e-mailed directly from the Internet site. The Committee draws on the experience and expertise of its members to form a collective judgment concerning agriculture data collected and the statistics issued by NASS. This input is vital to keep current with shifting data needs in the rapidly changing agricultural environment and keeps NASS informed of emerging issues in the agriculture community that can affect agriculture statistics activities. The Committee, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, consists of 20 members representing a broad range of disciplines and interests, including, but not limited to, producers, representatives of national farm organizations, agricultural economists, rural sociologists, farm policy analysts, educators, State agriculture representatives, and agriculture-related business and marketing experts. Members serve staggered 2-year terms, with terms for half of the Committee members expiring in any given year. Nominations are being sought for 20 open Committee seats. Members can serve up to 3 terms for a total of 6 consecutive years. The Chairperson of the Committee shall be elected by members to serve a 1-year term. Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, will be followed in all membership appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The duties of the Committee are solely advisory. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture with regards to the agricultural statistics program of NASS, and such other matters as it may deem advisable, or which the Secretary of Agriculture; Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; or E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 118 / Monday, June 21, 2010 / Notices the Administrator of NASS may request. The Committee will meet at least annually. All meetings are open to the public. Committee members are reimbursed for official travel expenses only. Send questions, comments, and requests for additional information to the e-mail address, fax number, or address listed above. Forest Service personnel; (2) Selection of a chairperson by the committee members; (3) Receive materials explaining the process for considering and recommending Title Il projects; and (4) Public comment. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Signed at Washington, DC, May 25, 2010. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Dated: June 15, 2010. Cheryl Probert, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–14843 Filed 6–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M [FR Doc. 2010–14891 Filed 6–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Forest Service Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel AGENCY: ACTION: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Salt Lake City, Utah. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Secure Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose is to hold the first meeting of the newly formed committee. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 29, 2010, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Salt Lake County Government Center, Room S1002, 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT. Written comments should be sent to Loyal Clark, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 88 West 100 North, Provo, UT 84601. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to lfclark@fs.fed.us, via facsimile to 801–342–5144. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the UintaWasatch-Cache National Forest, 88 West 100 North, Provo, UT 84601. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Loyal Clark, RAC Coordinator, USDA, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 88 West 100 North, Provo, UT 84601; 801–342–5117; lfclark@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. The following business will be conducted: (1) Introductions of all committee members, replacement members and VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:46 Jun 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the meeting is to provide recommendations to the Regional Forester, USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region, on which forest restoration grant proposals submitted in response to the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Request For Applications best meet the objectives of the Community Forest Restoration Act (Title VI, Pub. L. 106–393). DATES: The meeting will be held July 19–23, 2010, beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 19 and ending at approximately 4 p.m. on Friday, July 23. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Place Albuquerque/Uptown, 6901 Arvada Avenue, NE., Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 872– 9000. Written comments should be sent to Walter Dunn, at the Cooperative and International Forestry Staff, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway SE., Albuquerque, NM 87102. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to wdunn@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to Walter Dunn at (505) 842–3165. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Cooperative and International Forestry Staff, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway SE., Albuquerque, or during the Panel meeting at the Hyatt Place Albuquerque/Uptown, 6901 Arvada PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34973 Avenue, NE., Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 872–9000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Dunn, Assistant Designated Federal Official, at (505) 842–3425, or Alicia San Gil, at (505) 842–3289, Cooperative and International Forestry Staff, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway SE., Albuquerque, NM 87102. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Panel discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Panel members. However, project proponents may respond to questions of clarification from Panel members or Forest Service staff. Persons who wish to bring Collaborative Forest Restoration Program grant proposal review matters to the attention of the Panel may file written statements with the Panel staff before or after the meeting. Public input sessions will be provided and individuals who submitted written statements prior to the public input sessions will have the opportunity to address the Panel at those sessions. Dated: May 28, 2010. Corbin L. Newman, Jr., Regional Forester. [FR Doc. 2010–14762 Filed 6–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Opportunity To Submit Content Request for the Agricultural Energy Program Surveys AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service. ACTION: Notice and request for stakeholder input. SUMMARY: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is currently conducting the 2009 On-farm Renewable Energy Production (OREP) survey as a follow-on to the 2007 Census of Agriculture. Respondents who answered that they generated energy or electricity in 2007 are eligible for the follow-on survey to determine types of selected energy produced and associated information. NASS is currently accepting stakeholder feedback on future energy related topics and questionnaire content for development of an annual agricultural energy survey. E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 118 (Monday, June 21, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-14843]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on 
Agriculture Statistics

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA.

ACTION: Solicitation of Nominations for Advisory Committee on 
Agriculture Statistics Membership.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces an invitation from the Office of 
the Secretary of Agriculture for nominations to the Advisory Committee 
on Agriculture Statistics.
    On May 17, 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the Advisory 
Committee charter for another 2 years. The purpose of the Committee is 
to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the scope, timing, content, 
etc., of the periodic censuses and surveys of agriculture, other 
related surveys, and the types of information to obtain from 
respondents concerning agriculture. The Committee also prepares 
recommendations regarding the content of agriculture reports and 
presents the views and needs for data of major suppliers and users of 
agriculture statistics.

DATES: Nominations must be received by July 9, 2010 to be assured of 
consideration.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be mailed to Joe Reilly, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 5041A 
South Building, Washington, DC 20250-2000. In addition, nominations may 
be mailed electronically to HQ_OA@nass.usda.gov. In addition to mailed 
correspondence to the addresses listed above, nominations may also be 
faxed to (202) 720-9013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Reilly, Associate Administrator, 
National Agricultural Statistics Service, (202) 720-4333.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nominations should include the following 
information: name, title, organization, address, telephone number, and 
e-mail address. Each person nominated is required to complete an 
Advisory Committee Membership Background Information form. This form 
may be requested by telephone, fax, or e-mail using the information 
above. Forms will also be available from the NASS home page http://www.nass.usda.gov by selecting ``About NASS,'' ``Advisory Committee on 
Agriculture Statistics.'' The ``Advisory Committee for Agricultural 
Statistics'' button is in the right column. Completed forms may be 
faxed to the number above, mailed, or completed and e-mailed directly 
from the Internet site.
    The Committee draws on the experience and expertise of its members 
to form a collective judgment concerning agriculture data collected and 
the statistics issued by NASS. This input is vital to keep current with 
shifting data needs in the rapidly changing agricultural environment 
and keeps NASS informed of emerging issues in the agriculture community 
that can affect agriculture statistics activities.
    The Committee, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, consists 
of 20 members representing a broad range of disciplines and interests, 
including, but not limited to, producers, representatives of national 
farm organizations, agricultural economists, rural sociologists, farm 
policy analysts, educators, State agriculture representatives, and 
agriculture-related business and marketing experts.
    Members serve staggered 2-year terms, with terms for half of the 
Committee members expiring in any given year. Nominations are being 
sought for 20 open Committee seats. Members can serve up to 3 terms for 
a total of 6 consecutive years. The Chairperson of the Committee shall 
be elected by members to serve a 1-year term.
    Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, will be 
followed in all membership appointments to the Committee. To ensure 
that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the 
needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include, 
to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to 
represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
    The duties of the Committee are solely advisory. The Committee will 
make recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture with regards to 
the agricultural statistics program of NASS, and such other matters as 
it may deem advisable, or which the Secretary of Agriculture; Under 
Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; or

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the Administrator of NASS may request. The Committee will meet at least 
annually. All meetings are open to the public. Committee members are 
reimbursed for official travel expenses only.
    Send questions, comments, and requests for additional information 
to the e-mail address, fax number, or address listed above.

    Signed at Washington, DC, May 25, 2010.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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