Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 34970-34971 [2010-14905]

Download as PDF 34970 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 118 Monday, June 21, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES June 16, 2010. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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) 720–8681. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:46 Jun 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 Rural Utilities Service Title: Environmental Policies and Procedures (7 CFR part 1794). OMB Control Number: 0572–0117. Rural Utilities Service Summary of Collection: In December Title: Technical Assistance Program, 7 1998, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) CFR Part 1775. published its revised Environmental OMB Control Number: 0572–0112. Policies and Procedures and in 2003 Summary of Collection: Section 306 of revisions were made to clarify policy on certain environmental review processes. the Consolidated Farm and Rural The rule promulgated environmental Development Act (CONACT), 7 U.S.C. regulations that cover all RUS Federal 1926, authorizes Rural Utilities Service actions taken by RUS’ electric, (RUS) to make loans and grants to public agencies, American Indian tribes, telecommunications, water and environmental programs. The regulation and nonprofit corporations. The loans was necessary to ensure continued RUS and grants fund the development of compliance with the Council on drinking water, wastewater, and solid Environmental Quality (CEQ) waste disposal facilities in rural areas Regulations for Implementing the with populations of up to 10,000 Procedural Provisions of the National residents. Nonprofit organizations Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 receive Technical Assistance and CFR Parts 1500–1508), and certain Training (TAT) and Solid Waste related Federal environmental laws, Management (SWM) grants to help statutes, regulations, and Executive small rural communities or areas Orders. RUS electric, identify and solve problems relating to community drinking water, wastewater, telecommunications, water and environmental program borrowers or solid waste disposal systems. The provide environmental documentation technical assistance is intended to improve the management and operation to assure that policy contained in NEPA is followed. of the systems and reduce or eliminate Need and Use of the Information: pollution of water resources. TAT and RUS will collect information to evaluate SWM are competitive grant programs the cost and feasibility of the proposed administered by RUS. project and the environmental impact. If Need and Use of the Information: the information is not collected, the Nonprofit organizations applying for agency would not be in compliance TAT and SWM grants must submit a with NEPA and CEQ regulations. pre-application, which includes an Description of Respondents: Non-forapplication form, narrative proposal, profit institutions; Business or other forvarious other forms, certifications and profit. supplemental information. RUS will Number of Respondents: 1,339. collect information to determine Frequency of Responses: Reporting: applicant eligibility, project feasibility, On occasion. and the applicant’s ability to meet the Total Burden Hours: 486,440. grant and regulatory requirements. RUS will review the information, evaluate it, Charlene Parker, and, if the applicant and project are Departmental Information Collection eligible for further competition, invite Clearance Officer. the applicant to submit a formal [FR Doc. 2010–14900 Filed 6–18–10; 8:45 am] application. Failure to collect proper BILLING CODE 3410–15–P information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, improper use of funds, or hindrances in making DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE grants authorized by the TAT and SWM Submission for OMB Review; program. Comment Request Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal June 16, 2010. Governments. The Department of Agriculture has Number of Respondents: 142. submitted the following information Frequency of Responses: Reporting: collection requirement(s) to OMB for On occasion; Quarterly. review and clearance under the Total Burden Hours: 7,060. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 16, 2010.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,

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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.

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 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]
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