Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 34971-34972 [2010-14844]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 118 / Monday, June 21, 2010 / Notices Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the 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 burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Food and Nutrition Service Title: Education and Administrative Reporting System (EARS). OMB Control Number: 0584–0542. Summary of Collection: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has developed Education and Administrative reporting System (EARS) for the nutrition education (SNAP–ED) component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is provided for in section 11(f) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2020 (f)(3)(B)(ii)). EARS will provide uniform data and information about the nutrition education activities of all participating States across the country. The data and information collected through EARS will inform management decisions, support policy initiatives, provide documentation for legislative, budget and other requests, and support planning within the agency. Data will be VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:46 Jun 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 submitted electronically by all state SNAP agencies annually. Need and Use of the Information: EARS will allow for the collection of uniform data on program activities, making it possible to describe who is reached, what they are taught and how resources are used in SNAP–Ed. Data collected under this system include demographic characteristics of participants receiving nutrition education benefits, topics covered by the educational intervention, education delivery sites, education strategies, and resource allocation. Without this data, FNS would not be able to respond timely and effectively to legislative and budget information requests or monitor trends in program activities. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 52. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,808. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–14905 Filed 6–18–10; 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 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 Aquaculture Surveys. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 20, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0150, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34971 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: Aquaculture Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0150. Expiration Date: November 30, 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 is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Aquaculture Surveys collect information on both trout and catfish. The trout surveys include: Inventory counts, sales (dollars, pounds and quantity), percent of product sold by outlet at the point of first sale, number of fish raised for release into open waters, and losses. The catfish surveys include: inventory counts, water surface acreage used for production, sales (dollars, pounds, and quantity), number of catfish processed, and amount of catfish feed delivered to catfish producers. Survey results are used by government agencies in planning farm programs. • Twenty-five States are in the trout growers’ survey. In January, previous year trout sales data are collected from farmers and distributed fish data are collected from State and federal hatcheries. • Nine States are in the catfish grower’s survey. Data are collected from farmers in January for January inventory, water surface acreage, and previous year sales. In addition, farmers in the three major catfish producing States are surveyed in July for mid-year inventory and water surface acreage. • All catfish processing plants, with the capacity to process 2,000 pounds of live weight per 8 hour shift are in the catfish processing survey. Plants are surveyed monthly for amount purchased, prices paid, amount sold, prices received, and end-of-month inventories. • Fourteen catfish millers are surveyed monthly for the amount of feed delivered for food-size fish and fingerlings and broodfish. E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 118 (Monday, June 21, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-14844]


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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 Aquaculture Surveys. Revision to 
burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target 
population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 20, 2010 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0150, 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: Aquaculture Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0150.
    Expiration Date: November 30, 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 is to prepare and issue State and national estimates 
of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The 
Aquaculture Surveys collect information on both trout and catfish. The 
trout surveys include: Inventory counts, sales (dollars, pounds and 
quantity), percent of product sold by outlet at the point of first 
sale, number of fish raised for release into open waters, and losses. 
The catfish surveys include: inventory counts, water surface acreage 
used for production, sales (dollars, pounds, and quantity), number of 
catfish processed, and amount of catfish feed delivered to catfish 
producers. Survey results are used by government agencies in planning 
farm programs.
     Twenty-five States are in the trout growers' survey. In 
January, previous year trout sales data are collected from farmers and 
distributed fish data are collected from State and federal hatcheries.
     Nine States are in the catfish grower's survey. Data are 
collected from farmers in January for January inventory, water surface 
acreage, and previous year sales. In addition, farmers in the three 
major catfish producing States are surveyed in July for mid-year 
inventory and water surface acreage.
     All catfish processing plants, with the capacity to 
process 2,000 pounds of live weight per 8 hour shift are in the catfish 
processing survey. Plants are surveyed monthly for amount purchased, 
prices paid, amount sold, prices received, and end-of-month 
inventories.
     Fourteen catfish millers are surveyed monthly for the 
amount of feed delivered for food-size fish and fingerlings and 
broodfish.

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    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, 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.

    Signed at Washington, DC, June 3, 2010.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-14844 Filed 6-18-10; 8:45 am]
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