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AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection for OMB 0581–0229 Form TM–28, USDA Farmers Market Application. Copies of this one-time yearly application form to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market at 12th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC may be obtained by calling the AMS Marketing Services Branch contact listed. DATES: Comments received by February 11, 2011 will be considered. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Errol R. Bragg, Director, Marketing Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA, Room 4004–South, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20250–0269; 202/720– 8317, or fax 202/690–0031. Comments should reference docket number AMS–TM–10–0106,and be sent to Mr. Errol Bragg at the above address or via the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: SUMMARY: 77611 Title: USDA Farmers Market Application. OMB Number: 0581–0229. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2011. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct, assist, and foster research, investigation, and experimentation to determine the best methods of processing, preparation for market packaging, handling, transporting, distributing, and marketing agricultural products, 7 U.S.C. 1622(a). Moreover, 7 U.S.C. 1622(f) directs and authorizes the Secretary to conduct and cooperate in consumer education for more effective utilization and greater consumption of agricultural products. In addition, 7 U.S.C. 1622(n) authorizes the Secretary to conduct services and to perform activities that will facilitate the marketing and utilization of agricultural products through commercial channels. On December 23, 2005, the AMS published a final rule in the Federal Register (70 FR 76129) to implement established regulations and procedures under 7 CFR part 170 for AMS to operate the USDA Farmers Market, specify vendor criteria and selection E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 77612 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 238 / Monday, December 13, 2010 / Notices procedures, and define guidelines to be used for governing the USDA Farmers Market annually on 12th Street and Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC. A one-time yearly submission information collection in a required application form was also established. The information collection in Form TM–28, USDA Farmers Market Application is required by farms or businesses participating at the USDA Farmers Market. The information allows AMS the means of reviewing the type of products available for sale and selecting participants for the annual market season. The type of information within the application includes: (1) Certification the applicant is the owner or representative of the farm or business; (2) applicant contact information including name(s), address, phone number, and e-mail address; (3) farm or business location; (4) types of products grown; (5) business practices; and (6) insurance coverage. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.12 hours per response. Respondents: Farmers and/or vendors completing the application to participate in the USDA Farmers Market. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3.6 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Errol R. Bragg at the address listed under section ‘‘ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS’’ or to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Washington, DC 20503. Comments must be received by February 11, 2011. 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The Act also provides for a statutory Board (7 U.S.C. 2327) to be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. The duties of the Board are to: (1) Advise the Secretary concerning the adoption of rules and regulations to facilitate the proper administration of the Act; (2) provide advisory counsel to the Secretary on appeals concerning SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 decisions on applications by the PVP Office and on requests for emergency public-interest compulsory licenses; and (3) advise the Secretary on any other matters under the Regulations and Rules of Practice and on all questions under Section 44 of the Act, ‘‘Public Interest in Wide Usage’’ (7 U.S.C. 2404). Reestablishing the Board is necessary and in the public interest. The Act provides that ‘‘the Board shall consist of individuals who are experts in various areas of varietal development covered by this Act.’’ The Board membership ‘‘shall include farmer representation and shall be drawn approximately equally from the private or seed industry sector and from the sector of government or the public.’’ The Board consists of 14 members, each of whom is appointed for a 2-year period, with no member appointed for more than three 2-year periods. Nominations are made by farmers’ associations, trade associations in the seed industry, professional associations representing expertise in seed technology, plant breeding, and variety development, public and private research and development institutions (13 members) and the USDA (one member). Equal opportunity practices, in agreement with USDA nondiscrimination policies, will be followed in all membership appointments to the Board. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-TM-10-0106]


Notice of Request for Extension 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 approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved 
information collection for OMB 0581-0229 Form TM-28, USDA Farmers 
Market Application. Copies of this one-time yearly application form to 
participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market 
at 12th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC may be 
obtained by calling the AMS Marketing Services Branch contact listed.

DATES: Comments received by February 11, 2011 will be considered.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Errol R. Bragg, 
Director, Marketing Services Division, Transportation and Marketing 
Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA, Room 4004-South, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20250-0269; 202/720-
8317, or fax 202/690-0031.
    Comments should reference docket number AMS-TM-10-0106,and be sent 
to Mr. Errol Bragg at the above address or via the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: USDA Farmers Market Application.
    OMB Number: 0581-0229.
    Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2011.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-
1627) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct, 
assist, and foster research, investigation, and experimentation to 
determine the best methods of processing, preparation for market 
packaging, handling, transporting, distributing, and marketing 
agricultural products, 7 U.S.C. 1622(a). Moreover, 7 U.S.C. 1622(f) 
directs and authorizes the Secretary to conduct and cooperate in 
consumer education for more effective utilization and greater 
consumption of agricultural products. In addition, 7 U.S.C. 1622(n) 
authorizes the Secretary to conduct services and to perform activities 
that will facilitate the marketing and utilization of agricultural 
products through commercial channels.
    On December 23, 2005, the AMS published a final rule in the Federal 
Register (70 FR 76129) to implement established regulations and 
procedures under 7 CFR part 170 for AMS to operate the USDA Farmers 
Market, specify vendor criteria and selection

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procedures, and define guidelines to be used for governing the USDA 
Farmers Market annually on 12th Street and Independence Ave., SW., 
Washington, DC. A one-time yearly submission information collection in 
a required application form was also established.
    The information collection in Form TM-28, USDA Farmers Market 
Application is required by farms or businesses participating at the 
USDA Farmers Market. The information allows AMS the means of reviewing 
the type of products available for sale and selecting participants for 
the annual market season. The type of information within the 
application includes: (1) Certification the applicant is the owner or 
representative of the farm or business; (2) applicant contact 
information including name(s), address, phone number, and e-mail 
address; (3) farm or business location; (4) types of products grown; 
(5) business practices; and (6) insurance coverage.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.12 hours per response.
    Respondents: Farmers and/or vendors completing the application to 
participate in the USDA Farmers Market.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3.6 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    Comments may be sent to Errol R. Bragg at the address listed under 
section ``ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS'' or to the Desk Officer 
for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, 
Washington, DC 20503. Comments must be received by February 11, 2011. 
All comments received by AMS will be available for public inspection 
during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday 
through Friday, at the same address; and can be viewed via the Internet 
at https://www.regulations.gov.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: December 7, 2010.
David R. Shipman,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-31203 Filed 12-10-10; 8:45 am]
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