Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Customer/Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys for the National Animal Health Monitoring System and the National Veterinary Services Laboratories, 78965-78966 [2010-31705]

Download as PDF 78965 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 242 Friday, December 17, 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 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2010–0110] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Customer/Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys for the National Animal Health Monitoring System and the National Veterinary Services Laboratories Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request extension of approval of an information collection to conduct surveys of customer/stakeholder satisfaction for both the National Animal Health Monitoring System and the National Veterinary Services Laboratories. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before February 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/ component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS– 2010–0110 to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2010–0110, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS– 2010–0110. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Dec 16, 2010 Jkt 223001 Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 690–2817 before coming. Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at https://www.aphis.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the Customer/ Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys, contact Ms. Sandra Warnken, Management and Program Analyst, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B MS 2E3, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494–7193. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Customer/Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys for the National Animal Health Monitoring System and the National Veterinary Services Laboratories. OMB Number: 0579–0339. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to protect the health of our Nation’s livestock, poultry, and aquaculture populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). In connection with this mission, APHIS operates the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects, on a national basis, statistically valid and scientifically sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture disease risk factors. NAHMS national studies have evolved into a collaborative industry PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and government initiative to help determine the most effective means of preventing and controlling diseases of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture. APHIS is the only agency responsible for collecting national data on livestock, poultry, and aquaculture health. Participation in any NAHMS study (including these surveys) is voluntary, and all data are confidential. The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) assists the NAHMS by providing testing services for many of the NAHMS projects. Primary functions of the NVSL also include providing diagnostic support for domestic diseases, potential foreign animal diseases, import/export programs, disease surveillance, and disease eradication efforts. The efforts of the NVSL are an essential part of preventing and controlling diseases of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture. Information from the NAHMS studies is disseminated to and used by producers, animal health officials, private practitioners, animal industry groups, policymakers, public health officials, media, and educational institutions to improve the health and welfare, quality, and marketability of our Nation’s livestock, poultry, and aquaculture. Customer/stakeholder surveys are used to: • Gather information from producers and other information users on the usefulness of studies and reports, • Minimize producer burden, • Increase response rates, • Improve report quality and relevance to producers’ and stakeholders’ needs, and • Improve laboratory performance. The NAHMS staff will obtain feedback from Study Participant Surveys and NAHMS Descriptive Reports Surveys, and NVSL staff will obtain feedback from the annual NVSL Performance Surveys. Feedback from these surveys will be used to improve NAHMS Descriptive Reports and to evaluate customer/stakeholder satisfaction in an effort to increase participation rates for NAHMS studies. The NVSL surveys will help to monitor the NVSL’s performance. Producers and stakeholders who participate in the NAHMS program, customers who utilize information from the NVSL, and customers who read NAHMS reports will benefit from more effective E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 78966 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 242 / Friday, December 17, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES programs and timely, relevant information. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of burden on the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.24870 hours per response. Respondents: Livestock, poultry, and catfish producers; information users; NAHMS Descriptive Report Recipients; Animal Health Report recipients; practicing veterinarians; animal importers/exporters; State and independent laboratories. Estimated annual number of respondents: 22,500. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 0.31666. Estimated annual number of responses: 7,125. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,772 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of December, 2010. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Del Norte Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) [FR Doc. 2010–31705 Filed 12–16–10; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Dec 16, 2010 Jkt 223001 Forest Service Dixie Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The Dixie Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Cedar City, Utah. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of this meeting is to make recommendations for Title II projects. DATES: January 20, 2011, 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: January 20, 2011 meeting will be held at Paiute Tribe of Utah Headquarters, 440 North Paiute Drive (200 East), Cedar City, Utah. The public is invited to attend the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenton Call, RAC Coordinator, Dixie National Forest, (435) 865–3730; e-mail: ckcall@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. The following business will be conducted: (1) Welcome and committee introductions; (2) Review of project proposals; (3) Category discussion of proposals; (4) RAC discussion and decision on proposals, and (5) Public comment on any propopals. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Public input will be accepted by the RAC during the meetings. SUMMARY: Dated: December 10, 2010. Robert G. MacWhorter, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–31673 Filed 12–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Forest Service, USDA. Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Del Norte Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Crescent City, California. The committee meeting is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination (SRS) Act (Pub. L. 110– 343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: The meeting will be held January 11, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Del Norte County Unified School District, Redwood Room, 301 West Washington Boulevard, Crescent City, California 95531. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Dellinger, Committee Coordinator, Six Rivers National Forest, at (707) 441–3569; e-mail adellinger@fs.fed.us. The meeting is open to the public. Through presentations and/or revised proposals, the public will present clarification on previously submitted Title II project proposals to the RAC. The RAC will vote on projects to recommend for funding. There will also be a public comment opportunity. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 10, 2010. Tyrone Kelley, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–31788 Filed 12–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: 2009 Management and Organizational Practices Survey. Form Number(s): MP–10002. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New collection. Burden Hours: 25,000. Number of Respondents: 50,000. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau plans to conduct the Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) as a one time inquiry with possible future annual data collection pending funding. This survey will utilize the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) survey panel collecting information on management and organizational practices at the establishment level. Data obtained from the survey will E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 242 / Friday, December 17, 2010 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0110]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Customer/Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys for the National 
Animal Health Monitoring System and the National Veterinary Services 
Laboratories

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment 
request.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's 
intention to request extension of approval of an information collection 
to conduct surveys of customer/stakeholder satisfaction for both the 
National Animal Health Monitoring System and the National Veterinary 
Services Laboratories.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
February 15, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2010-0110 to submit or view comments and 
to view supporting and related materials available electronically.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of 
your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0110, Regulatory Analysis and 
Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to 
Docket No. APHIS-2010-0110.
    Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this 
docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of 
the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to 
help you, please call (202) 690-2817 before coming.
    Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its 
programs is available on the Internet at https://www.aphis.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the Customer/
Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys, contact Ms. Sandra Warnken, 
Management and Program Analyst, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal 
Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B MS 2E3, Fort Collins, 
CO 80526; (970) 494-7193. For copies of more detailed information on 
the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2908.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Customer/Stakeholder Satisfaction 
Surveys for the National Animal Health Monitoring System and the 
National Veterinary Services Laboratories.
    OMB Number: 0579-0339.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et 
seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to protect the health 
of our Nation's livestock, poultry, and aquaculture populations by 
preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases 
and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases from the 
United States when feasible. This authority has been delegated to the 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
    In connection with this mission, APHIS operates the National Animal 
Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects, on a national basis, 
statistically valid and scientifically sound data on the prevalence and 
economic importance of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture disease risk 
factors.
    NAHMS national studies have evolved into a collaborative industry 
and government initiative to help determine the most effective means of 
preventing and controlling diseases of livestock, poultry, and 
aquaculture. APHIS is the only agency responsible for collecting 
national data on livestock, poultry, and aquaculture health. 
Participation in any NAHMS study (including these surveys) is 
voluntary, and all data are confidential.
    The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) assists the 
NAHMS by providing testing services for many of the NAHMS projects. 
Primary functions of the NVSL also include providing diagnostic support 
for domestic diseases, potential foreign animal diseases, import/export 
programs, disease surveillance, and disease eradication efforts. The 
efforts of the NVSL are an essential part of preventing and controlling 
diseases of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture.
    Information from the NAHMS studies is disseminated to and used by 
producers, animal health officials, private practitioners, animal 
industry groups, policymakers, public health officials, media, and 
educational institutions to improve the health and welfare, quality, 
and marketability of our Nation's livestock, poultry, and aquaculture.
    Customer/stakeholder surveys are used to:
     Gather information from producers and other information 
users on the usefulness of studies and reports,
     Minimize producer burden,
     Increase response rates,
     Improve report quality and relevance to producers' and 
stakeholders' needs, and
     Improve laboratory performance.
    The NAHMS staff will obtain feedback from Study Participant Surveys 
and NAHMS Descriptive Reports Surveys, and NVSL staff will obtain 
feedback from the annual NVSL Performance Surveys. Feedback from these 
surveys will be used to improve NAHMS Descriptive Reports and to 
evaluate customer/stakeholder satisfaction in an effort to increase 
participation rates for NAHMS studies. The NVSL surveys will help to 
monitor the NVSL's performance. Producers and stakeholders who 
participate in the NAHMS program, customers who utilize information 
from the NVSL, and customers who read NAHMS reports will benefit from 
more effective

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programs and timely, relevant information.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 
years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
(as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. 
These comments will help us:
    (1) Evaluate 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;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of burden on the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.24870 hours per response.
    Respondents: Livestock, poultry, and catfish producers; information 
users; NAHMS Descriptive Report Recipients; Animal Health Report 
recipients; practicing veterinarians; animal importers/exporters; State 
and independent laboratories.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 22,500.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 0.31666.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 7,125.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,772 hours. (Due to 
averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of 
the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per 
response.)
    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.



    Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of December, 2010.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-31705 Filed 12-16-10; 8:45 am]
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