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Download as PDF 39652 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 132 Monday, July 12, 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 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES July 7, 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 14:19 Jul 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Federal Seed Act Program. OMB Control Number: 0581–0026. Summary of Collection: The Federal Seed Act (FSA) (7 U.S.C. 1551–1611) regulates agricultural and vegetable seeds in interstate commerce. Agricultural and vegetable seeds shipped in interstate commerce are required to be labeled with certain quality information such as the name of the seed, the purity, the germination, and the noxious-weed seeds of the state into which the seed is being shipped. State seed regulatory agencies refer to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) complaints involving seed found to be mislabeled and to have moved in interstate commerce. AMS investigates the alleged violations and if the violation is substantiated, takes regulatory action ranging from letters of warning to monetary penalties. AMS will collect information from records of each lot of seed and make them available for inspection by agents of the Secretary. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected consists of records pertaining to interstate shipments of seed which have been alleged to be in violation of the FSA. The shipper’s records pertaining to a complaint are examined by FSA program specialists and are used to determine if a violation of the FSA occurred. The records are also used to determine if the precautions taken by the shipper assure that the seed was accurately labeled. The FSA program would be ineffective without the ability to examine pertinent records as necessary to resolve complaints of violations. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farm. Number of Respondents: 2,940. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 42,906. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Regulation Governing Inspection, Certification, and Standards for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and other Products. OMB Control Number: 0581–0125. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 gives authorization to USDA to inspect, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 certify and identify the class, quantity, quality and condition of agricultural produces when shipped or received in interstate commerce and to enter into cooperative agreements with cooperating Federal-State inspection Agencies that provide for this inspection work. The Fresh Products Branch provides a nationwide inspection and grading service for fresh fruits, vegetables, and other products to shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers and other financially interested parties on a ‘‘user-fee’’ basis. The program is voluntary and services are made available only upon request or when specified by some special program or contact. Need and Use of the Information: Various forms are used to collect information. Such information includes: the name and location of the person or company requesting the inspection, the type and location of the product to be inspected, the type of inspection being requested and any information that will identify the product. The information collected is needed to carry out the inspection and grading services. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 41,370. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 9,296. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Seed Service Testing Program. OMB Control Number: 0581–0140. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946, as amended by 7 U.S.C. 1621 authorizes the Secretary to inspect and certify the quality of agricultural products and collect such fees as reasonable to cover the cost of service rendered. The purpose of the voluntary program is to promote efficient, orderly marketing of seeds and assist in the development of new and expanding markets. Under the program, samples of agricultural and vegetable seeds submitted to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) are tested for factors such as purity and germination at the request of the applicant for the service. The Testing Section of the Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch of AMS that test the seed and issues the certificates is the only Federal seed testing facility that can issue the Federal Seed Analysis Certificate. E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 132 / Monday, July 12, 2010 / Notices Need and Use of the Information: Applicants generally are seed firms who use the seed analysis certificates to represent the quality of seed lots to foreign customers according to the terms specified in contracts of trade. The only information collected is information needed to provide the service requested by the applicant. Applicants must provide information such as the kind and quantity of seed, tests to be performed, and seed treatment, if present, along with a sample of seed in order for AMS to provide the service. Only authorized AMS employees use the information collected to track, test, and report test results to the applicant. If the information were not collected, AMS would not know which test to conduct or would not be able to relate the test results with a specific lot of seed. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 81. Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 668. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–16893 Filed 7–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES July 7, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jul 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 (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. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Nursery Stock. OMB Control Number: 0579–0279. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or movement in interstate commerce of plant pests and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart-Nursery Stock Plants, Roots, Bulbs, Seeds, and Other Plant products (§§ 319.37 through 319.37–14) restricts among other things, the importation of living plants, plant parts, seeds, and plant cuttings for planting or propagation. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS requires that some plants or plant products be accompanied by either a phytosanitary inspection certificate with a declaration, export certificate, or a special certificate that is completed by plant health officials in the originating or transiting country. APHIS uses the information on these certificates to determine the pest condition of the shipment at the time of inspection in the foreign country. This information is used as a guide to the intensity of the inspection that APHIS must conduct when the shipment arrives. Without this information, all shipments would need to be inspected more thoroughly, thereby requiring considerably more time. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 52. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39653 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 451. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–16896 Filed 7–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Establish a New Information Collection AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, that implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to request approval to establish a new information collection for the REEport system. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by September 15, 2010, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 2010–0002 to: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. You may submit written comments concerning this notice and requests for copies of the information collection to: Jason Hitchcock, Director, Information Policy, Planning and Training; Mail: NIFA/USDA, Mail Stop 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–2299; Hand Delivery/Courier: 800 9th Street, SW., Waterfront Centre, Room 4217, Washington, DC 20024; Fax: 202–720– 0857; or E-mail: jhitchcock@nifa.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Hitchcock, Director of Information, Policy, Planning, and Training; Information Systems and Technology Management; NIFA/USDA; E-mail: jhitchcock@nifa.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: REEport System. OMB Number: 0524–New. Type of Request: Intent to request approval to establish a new information collection for three years. E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 7, 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 the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Federal Seed Act Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0026.
    Summary of Collection: The Federal Seed Act (FSA) (7 U.S.C. 1551-
1611) regulates agricultural and vegetable seeds in interstate 
commerce. Agricultural and vegetable seeds shipped in interstate 
commerce are required to be labeled with certain quality information 
such as the name of the seed, the purity, the germination, and the 
noxious-weed seeds of the state into which the seed is being shipped. 
State seed regulatory agencies refer to the Agricultural Marketing 
Service (AMS) complaints involving seed found to be mislabeled and to 
have moved in interstate commerce. AMS investigates the alleged 
violations and if the violation is substantiated, takes regulatory 
action ranging from letters of warning to monetary penalties. AMS will 
collect information from records of each lot of seed and make them 
available for inspection by agents of the Secretary.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected consists 
of records pertaining to interstate shipments of seed which have been 
alleged to be in violation of the FSA. The shipper's records pertaining 
to a complaint are examined by FSA program specialists and are used to 
determine if a violation of the FSA occurred. The records are also used 
to determine if the precautions taken by the shipper assure that the 
seed was accurately labeled. The FSA program would be ineffective 
without the ability to examine pertinent records as necessary to 
resolve complaints of violations.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farm.
    Number of Respondents: 2,940.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 42,906.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Regulation Governing Inspection, Certification, and 
Standards for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and other Products.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0125.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 gives 
authorization to USDA to inspect, certify and identify the class, 
quantity, quality and condition of agricultural produces when shipped 
or received in interstate commerce and to enter into cooperative 
agreements with cooperating Federal-State inspection Agencies that 
provide for this inspection work. The Fresh Products Branch provides a 
nationwide inspection and grading service for fresh fruits, vegetables, 
and other products to shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers 
and other financially interested parties on a ``user-fee'' basis. The 
program is voluntary and services are made available only upon request 
or when specified by some special program or contact.
    Need and Use of the Information: Various forms are used to collect 
information. Such information includes: the name and location of the 
person or company requesting the inspection, the type and location of 
the product to be inspected, the type of inspection being requested and 
any information that will identify the product. The information 
collected is needed to carry out the inspection and grading services.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit.
    Number of Respondents: 41,370.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 9,296.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Seed Service Testing Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0140.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 
1946, as amended by 7 U.S.C. 1621 authorizes the Secretary to inspect 
and certify the quality of agricultural products and collect such fees 
as reasonable to cover the cost of service rendered. The purpose of the 
voluntary program is to promote efficient, orderly marketing of seeds 
and assist in the development of new and expanding markets. Under the 
program, samples of agricultural and vegetable seeds submitted to the 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) are tested for factors such as 
purity and germination at the request of the applicant for the service. 
The Testing Section of the Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch of AMS 
that test the seed and issues the certificates is the only Federal seed 
testing facility that can issue the Federal Seed Analysis Certificate.

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    Need and Use of the Information: Applicants generally are seed 
firms who use the seed analysis certificates to represent the quality 
of seed lots to foreign customers according to the terms specified in 
contracts of trade. The only information collected is information 
needed to provide the service requested by the applicant. Applicants 
must provide information such as the kind and quantity of seed, tests 
to be performed, and seed treatment, if present, along with a sample of 
seed in order for AMS to provide the service. Only authorized AMS 
employees use the information collected to track, test, and report test 
results to the applicant. If the information were not collected, AMS 
would not know which test to conduct or would not be able to relate the 
test results with a specific lot of seed.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms; 
State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 81.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 668.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-16893 Filed 7-9-10; 8:45 am]
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