Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 50744-50745 [2010-20113]

Download as PDF 50744 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 17, 2010 / Notices Number of Respondents: 200,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 612,076. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: Rural Housing Service Title: Non-Profit Customer Voluntary Survey on the Equal Treatment Rule. OMB Control Number: 0575–0192. Summary of Collection: In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act and Executive Order 13280, Responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture and the Agency for International Development With Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the survey will measure Rural Development’s implementation of and compliance with the Equal Treatment Rule (7 CFR part 16) as well as implement action plans and measure improvements. The 14 Rural Development programs under the FaithBased and Community Initiatives provide insured or guaranteed loans and/or grants to eligible applicants (including non-profit entities) located in rural geographic areas to assist them in providing services to beneficiaries, lowincome individuals and communities. Need and Use of the Information: To facilitate improved participant outcome, and in an effort to continuously improve program services, the survey can measure impediments that applicants may have encountered when they submitted an application. The outcome of the Voluntary Survey on the Equal Treatment Rule will provide the general satisfaction level among non-profit borrowers throughout the nation, highlight areas that need improvement, provide a benchmark for future surveys, and improvement in implementation of and compliance with the Equal Treatment Rule. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions. Number of Respondents: 4,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time. Total Burden Hours: 320. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–20280 Filed 8–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XT–P jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Aug 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 Agricultural Surveys Program. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by October 18, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0213, 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: Agricultural Surveys Program. OMB Control Number: 0535–0213. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 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 (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. The Agricultural Surveys Program contains a series of surveys that obtains basic agricultural data from farmers and ranchers throughout the Nation for preparing agricultural estimates and forecasts of crop acreage, yield, and production; stocks of grains and soybeans; hog and DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pig numbers; sheep inventory and lamb crop; cattle inventory; cattle on feed; grazing fees; and land values. Uses of the statistical information collected by these surveys are extensive and varied. Producers, farm organizations, agribusinesses, commodity exchanges, State and national farm policy makers, and government agencies are important users of these statistics. Agricultural statistics are used to plan and administer other related Federal and State programs in such areas as consumer protection, conservation, foreign trade, education, and recreation. Authority: These data will be collected under the 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, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. 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: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average less than 15 minutes per response. Respondents: Farmers and ranchers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 170,000 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 E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 17, 2010 / Notices 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, July 27, 2010. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–20113 Filed 8–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; National Survey on Recreation and the Environment (NSRE) Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of a currently approved information collection, National Survey on Recreation and the Environment. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before October 18, 2010 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Ken Cordell, USDA Forest Service, 320 Green Street, Athens, GA 30602–2044. Comments also may be submitted by email to: kcordell@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, Research Work Unit SRS–4953, 320 Green Street, Athens, GA, Room 233, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 706– 559–4262 to facilitate entry to the building. SUMMARY: H. Ken Cordell, Research Work Unit SRS– 4953, 706–559–4263. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Survey on Recreation and the Environment. OMB Number: 0596–0127. Expiration Date of Approval: 1/31/11. Type of Request: Extension with Revisions. Abstract: Federal land-managing agencies are responsible for the jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Aug 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 management of more than 650 million acres of public lands; this includes management for recreation opportunities. To manage well and wisely, knowledge of recreation demands, opinions, preferences, and attitudes regarding the management of these lands is imperative and necessary to the development of effective policy, planning, and on-the-ground management. For all Federal agencies, input from and knowledge about the public is mandatory. For the Forest Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and other management agencies, the collection and analysis of public demand data are vital to designing effective policies and programs for the management and use of water, forest, range, and wildlife resources. Authorizing legislation for this collection is the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA) (Pub. L. 93–378–88 Stat. 475), which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to assess the status of the Nation’s forest and range lands periodically and to recommend a Forest Service program for their sustained management and use. Among the program areas included in the Forest Service assessment are outdoor recreation and wilderness. The Forest Service is the agency responsible for the survey. This is the tenth in a series of national recreation surveys conducted since 1960. The survey: (1) Measures the public demand for the Nation’s land, water, and other natural resources for outdoor recreation; (2) Identifies public perceptions of accessibility and suitability of recreational sites; (3) Seeks public feedback regarding the management of public recreation sites and natural resources; (4) Asks for suggestions on how public agencies can improve management of public recreation areas and natural resources; (5) Seeks information on public attitudes about the environment and about the use and management of natural resources ; (6) Identifies shifts in recreational demands that might influence the delivery of recreational services; and (7) Obtains information concerning the amount of time and type of activities that children spend outdoors (i.e., information obtained from parent or guardian). The survey consists of a telephone survey of 30,000 individuals, age 16 or older, residing in the United States and will be conducted using computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) technology. The Human Dimensions PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50745 Research Laboratory at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN will likely conduct the telephone interviews and data collection. A team of research scientists representing the main Federal agencies involved in the survey will analyze the data. Both English and Spanish versions of the questionnaires will used. Estimate of Annual Burden: 10 minutes per respondent (0.167 hr). Type of Respondents: Individuals. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,670 hours. Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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 respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: August 10, 2010. Carlos Rodriguez-Franco, Acting Deputy Chief, Research & Development. [FR Doc. 2010–20241 Filed 8–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Boundary Establishment for the Black National Wild and Scenic River; Ottawa National Forest; Gogebic County; MI Forest Service, USDA. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with Section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the USDA Forest Service, Washington Office, is transmitting the final boundary of the Black National Wild and Scenic River to Congress. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 158 (Tuesday, August 17, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-20113]


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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 Agricultural Surveys Program. 
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 October 18, 2010 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0213, 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: Agricultural Surveys Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0213.
    Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 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 (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and 
disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, 
on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the 
Census of Agriculture. The Agricultural Surveys Program contains a 
series of surveys that obtains basic agricultural data from farmers and 
ranchers throughout the Nation for preparing agricultural estimates and 
forecasts of crop acreage, yield, and production; stocks of grains and 
soybeans; hog and pig numbers; sheep inventory and lamb crop; cattle 
inventory; cattle on feed; grazing fees; and land values. Uses of the 
statistical information collected by these surveys are extensive and 
varied. Producers, farm organizations, agribusinesses, commodity 
exchanges, State and national farm policy makers, and government 
agencies are important users of these statistics. Agricultural 
statistics are used to plan and administer other related Federal and 
State programs in such areas as consumer protection, conservation, 
foreign trade, education, and recreation.
    Authority: These data will be collected under the 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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of 
Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. 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: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average less than 15 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Farmers and ranchers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 400,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 170,000 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

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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, July 27, 2010.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
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