Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 36058-36059 [2010-15297]

Download as PDF 36058 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 121 Thursday, June 24, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FV–10–0034; FV10–901– 1NC] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection emcdonald 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 an extension for and revision to a currently approved generic information collection for vegetables and specialty crop marketing order programs. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 23, 2010 to be assured of consideration. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Andrew Hatch, Supervisory Marketing Specialist, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Telephone: (202) 720– 6862, Fax: (202) 720–8938, or E-mail: Andrew.hatch@ams.usda.gov. Small businesses may request information on this notice by contacting Antoinette Carter, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Telephone (202) 690–3919, Fax: (202) 720–8938, or E-mail: antoinette.carter@ams.usda.gov. Comments: Comments should reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, and be mailed to the Docket Clerk, Fruit and Vegetable VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jun 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Fax: (202) 720–8938); or submitted through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Vegetable and Specialty Crop Marketing Orders. OMB Number: 0581–0178. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2011. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Marketing order programs provide an opportunity for producers of fresh fruit, vegetables, and specialty crops, in specified production areas, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. This notice covers the following marketing order program citations: 7 CFR parts 932 (California olives), 945 (Idaho/Oregon potatoes), 946 (Washington potatoes), 947 (Oregon/California potatoes), 948 (Colorado potatoes), 953 (North Carolina/Virginia potatoes), 955 (Vidalia onions), 956 (Walla Walla onions), 958 (Idaho/Oregon onions), 959 (South Texas onions), 966 (Florida tomatoes), 981 (California almonds), 982 (Oregon/ Washington hazelnuts), 984 (California walnuts), 985 (Northwest spearmint oil), 987 (California dates), 989 (California raisins), 993 (California prunes), and 999 (Specialty Crop Import Regulation). Order regulations help ensure adequate supplies of high quality products for consumers and adequate returns to producers. Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), industries enter into marketing order programs. The Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) is authorized to oversee the order operations and issue regulations recommended by a committee or board of representatives from each commodity industry. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the Act, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the marketing order programs. Under the Act, orders may authorize the following: Production and marketing research including paid advertising, volume regulations, reserves, including pools and producer PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 allotments, container regulations, and quality control. Assessments are levied on handlers regulated under the marketing orders. Also pursuant to Section 8e of the Act, importers of raisins, dates, and dried prunes are required to submit certain information. USDA requires several forms to be filed in order to enable the administration of each marketing order program. These include forms covering the selection process for industry members to serve on a marketing order’s committee or board and ballots used in referenda to amend or continue marketing order programs. Under Federal marketing orders, producers and handlers are nominated by their peers to serve as representatives on a committee or board which administers each program. Nominees must provide information on their qualifications to serve on the committee or board. Nominees are selected by the Secretary. Formal rulemaking amendments must be approved in referenda conducted by USDA and the Secretary. For the purposes of this action, ballots are considered information collections and are subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. If an order is amended, handlers are asked to sign an agreement indicating their willingness to abide by the provisions of the amended order. Some forms are required to be filed with the committee or board. The orders and their rules and regulations authorize the respective commodities’ committees and boards, the agencies responsible for local administration of the orders, to require handlers and producers to submit certain information. Much of the information is compiled in aggregate and provided to the respective industries to assist in marketing decisions. The committees and boards have developed forms as a means for persons to file required information relating to supplies, shipments, and dispositions of their respective commodities, and other information needed to effectively carry out the purpose of the Act and their respective orders, and these forms are utilized accordingly. The forms covered under this information collection require the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the orders, and their use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act as expressed E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 121 / Thursday, June 24, 2010 / Notices in the orders, and the rules and regulations issued under the orders. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the committees and boards and authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs’ regional and headquarters’ staff. Authorized committee/board employees are the primary users of the information and AMS is the secondary user. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.10 hours per response. Respondents: Producers, handlers, processors, dehydrators, cooperatives, manufacturers, importers, and public members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,626. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 174,142. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.47 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,498.50 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 through 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 will also become a matter of public record. All comments received will be available for public inspection at the street address in the ‘‘Comment’’ section and can be viewed at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Dated: June 18, 2010. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2010–15297 Filed 6–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jun 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FV–10–0033; FV10–902– 1NC] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection 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 an extension and revision to a currently approved generic information collection for marketing orders covering fruit crops. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 23, 2010 to be assured of consideration. Additional Information: Contact Andrew Hatch, Supervisory Marketing Specialist, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Telephone: (202) 720– 6862, Fax: (202) 720–8938, E-mail: andrew.hatch@ams.usda.gov. Small businesses may request information on this notice by contacting Antoinette Carter, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Telephone (202) 690–3919, Fax: (202) 720–8938, or e-mail: antoinette.carter@ams.usda.gov. Comments: Comments should reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, and be mailed to the Docket Clerk, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Fax: (202) 720–8938); or submitted through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Marketing Orders for Fruit Crops. OMB Number: 0581–0189. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2010. Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Marketing order programs provide an opportunity for producers of PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36059 fresh fruits, vegetables and specialty crops, in specified production areas, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. This notice covers the following marketing order program citations 7 CFR parts 905 (Florida citrus), 906 (Texas citrus), 915 (Florida avocados), 916 (California nectarines), 917 (California peaches and pears), 920 (California kiwifruit), 922 (Washington apricots), 923 (Washington cherries), 924 (Oregon/Washington prunes), 925 (California table grapes), 927 (Oregon/ Washington pears), and 929 (Cranberries grown in 10 States). Order regulations help ensure adequate supplies of high quality product and adequate returns to producers. Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674) industries enter into marketing order programs. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to oversee the order operations and issue regulations recommended by a committee of representatives from each commodity industry. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the Act, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the marketing order programs. Under the Act, orders may authorize the following: Production and marketing research, including paid advertising; volume regulations; reserves, including pools and producer allotments; container regulations; and quality control. Assessments are levied on handlers regulated under the marketing orders. USDA requires several forms to be filed to enable the administration of each marketing order program. These include forms covering the selection process for industry members to serve on a marketing order’s committee or board and ballots used in referenda to amend or continue marketing order programs. Under Federal marketing orders, producers and handlers are nominated by their peers to serve as representatives on a committee or board which administers each program. Nominees must provide information on their qualifications to serve on the committee or board. Nominees are appointed by the Secretary. Formal rulemaking amendments must be approved in referenda conducted by USDA and the Secretary. For the purposes of this action, ballots are considered information collections and are subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. If an order is amended, handlers are asked to sign an agreement indicating their E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 121 / Thursday, June 24, 2010 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-FV-10-0034; FV10-901-1NC]


Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently 
Approved 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 an extension for and revision to a 
currently approved generic information collection for vegetables and 
specialty crop marketing order programs.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 23, 2010 to 
be assured of consideration.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Andrew Hatch, 
Supervisory Marketing Specialist, Marketing Order Administration 
Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence 
Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, Room 1406-S, Washington, DC 20250-0237; 
Telephone: (202) 720-6862, Fax: (202) 720-8938, or E-mail: 
Andrew.hatch@ams.usda.gov.
    Small businesses may request information on this notice by 
contacting Antoinette Carter, Marketing Order Administration Branch, 
Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
STOP 0237, Room 1406-S, Washington, DC 20250-0237; Telephone (202) 690-
3919, Fax: (202) 720-8938, or E-mail: antoinette.carter@ams.usda.gov.
    Comments: Comments should reference the document number and the 
date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, and be 
mailed to the Docket Clerk, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1406-S, Washington, DC 20250-0237; 
Fax: (202) 720-8938); or submitted through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Vegetable and Specialty Crop Marketing Orders.
    OMB Number: 0581-0178.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2011.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Marketing order programs provide an opportunity for 
producers of fresh fruit, vegetables, and specialty crops, in specified 
production areas, to work together to solve marketing problems that 
cannot be solved individually. This notice covers the following 
marketing order program citations: 7 CFR parts 932 (California olives), 
945 (Idaho/Oregon potatoes), 946 (Washington potatoes), 947 (Oregon/
California potatoes), 948 (Colorado potatoes), 953 (North Carolina/
Virginia potatoes), 955 (Vidalia onions), 956 (Walla Walla onions), 958 
(Idaho/Oregon onions), 959 (South Texas onions), 966 (Florida 
tomatoes), 981 (California almonds), 982 (Oregon/Washington hazelnuts), 
984 (California walnuts), 985 (Northwest spearmint oil), 987 
(California dates), 989 (California raisins), 993 (California prunes), 
and 999 (Specialty Crop Import Regulation). Order regulations help 
ensure adequate supplies of high quality products for consumers and 
adequate returns to producers. Under the Agricultural Marketing 
Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674), industries 
enter into marketing order programs. The Secretary of Agriculture 
(Secretary) is authorized to oversee the order operations and issue 
regulations recommended by a committee or board of representatives from 
each commodity industry.
    The information collection requirements in this request are 
essential to carry out the intent of the Act, to provide the 
respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the 
marketing order programs. Under the Act, orders may authorize the 
following: Production and marketing research including paid 
advertising, volume regulations, reserves, including pools and producer 
allotments, container regulations, and quality control. Assessments are 
levied on handlers regulated under the marketing orders. Also pursuant 
to Section 8e of the Act, importers of raisins, dates, and dried prunes 
are required to submit certain information.
    USDA requires several forms to be filed in order to enable the 
administration of each marketing order program. These include forms 
covering the selection process for industry members to serve on a 
marketing order's committee or board and ballots used in referenda to 
amend or continue marketing order programs.
    Under Federal marketing orders, producers and handlers are 
nominated by their peers to serve as representatives on a committee or 
board which administers each program. Nominees must provide information 
on their qualifications to serve on the committee or board. Nominees 
are selected by the Secretary. Formal rulemaking amendments must be 
approved in referenda conducted by USDA and the Secretary. For the 
purposes of this action, ballots are considered information collections 
and are subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. If an order is amended, 
handlers are asked to sign an agreement indicating their willingness to 
abide by the provisions of the amended order.
    Some forms are required to be filed with the committee or board. 
The orders and their rules and regulations authorize the respective 
commodities' committees and boards, the agencies responsible for local 
administration of the orders, to require handlers and producers to 
submit certain information. Much of the information is compiled in 
aggregate and provided to the respective industries to assist in 
marketing decisions. The committees and boards have developed forms as 
a means for persons to file required information relating to supplies, 
shipments, and dispositions of their respective commodities, and other 
information needed to effectively carry out the purpose of the Act and 
their respective orders, and these forms are utilized accordingly.
    The forms covered under this information collection require the 
minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements 
of the orders, and their use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the 
Act as expressed

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in the orders, and the rules and regulations issued under the orders.
    The information collected is used only by authorized employees of 
the committees and boards and authorized representatives of the USDA, 
including AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs' regional and headquarters' 
staff. Authorized committee/board employees are the primary users of 
the information and AMS is the secondary user.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.10 hours per response.
    Respondents: Producers, handlers, processors, dehydrators, 
cooperatives, manufacturers, importers, and public members.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,626.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 174,142.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.47
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,498.50 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 through 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 will also become a matter of 
public record. All comments received will be available for public 
inspection at the street address in the ``Comment'' section and can be 
viewed at: http://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: June 18, 2010.
David R. Shipman,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-15297 Filed 6-23-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P