Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 6598-6599 [2011-2562]

Download as PDF 6598 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2011 / Notices complete a second 24-hour dietary recall in rounds 2 and 3); an additional sample of 66 SNAP recipients who will participate in focus groups (90% response rate); 207 retailers (80% percent will complete survey); 19 State and local SNAP officials (89% will complete the interview); 6 State and local partners (83% will complete the interview); and 9 EBT vendors/third party processors/integrated retailers (89% will complete the interview). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: Data from SNAP recipients will be collected three times, through telephone interviews, in-person interviews, and focus groups. A 10 percent subsample of the SNAP recipients will complete a second 24hour dietary recall on a nonconsecutive day. Stakeholder data will be gathered through retailer surveys and observations; in-person interviews will also be conducted with State and local officials, State and local partners, EBT vendors, third party processors, and integrated retailers. Estimated number respondent Respondent SNAP recipients Completed ..................................................................... Attempted ...................................................................... SNAP recipient focus groups Completed ..................................................................... Attempted ...................................................................... Retailers Completed ..................................................................... Attempted ...................................................................... Local and State SNAP Officials Completed ..................................................................... Attempted ...................................................................... Local and State Partners Completed ..................................................................... Attempted ...................................................................... EBT vendors/3rd party processors Completed ..................................................................... Attempted ...................................................................... Totals ..................................................................... Dated: January 25, 2011. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. Responses annually per respondent 5,829 2,085 0.7672 0.0521 4,472.01 108.63 60 6 1 1 60 6 1.0000 0.0500 60.00 0.30 165 42 1 1 165 42 0.5000 0.0500 82.50 2.10 17 2 1 1 17 2 1.4118 0.0500 24.00 0.10 5 1 1 1 5 1 1.5000 0.0500 7.50 0.05 8 1 1 1 8 1 1.5000 0.0500 12.00 0.05 2,945 ........................ 8,221 ........................ 4,769.24 Agenda topics will include, presentation of proposed projects, evaluation of some projects proposals, and approval and recommendation of some projects for Title II funding for 2011 and 2012. Some RAC members may attend the meeting by conference call, telephone, or electronically. The meeting is open to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ACTION: Frank V. Guzman, Forest Supervisor and Designated Federal Officer, at 208– 756–5111. Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 110– 343), the Salmon-Challis National Forest’s Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will conduct a business meeting which is open to the public. DATES: Friday, February 25, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: January 31, 2011. Frank V. Guzman, Forest Supervisor, Salmon-Challis National Forest. [FR Doc. 2011–2579 Filed 2–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P PO 00000 Estimated average number of hours per response 3 3 Salmon-Challis N.F. South Zone Office, Highway 93, Challis, Idaho. BILLING CODE 3410–30–P Total annual responses 1,943 695 ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2011–2564 Filed 2–4–11; 8:45 am] Estimated Total Annual Responses: 8,221. Estimated Time per Response: About 35 minutes (0.58 hours). The estimated time of response varies from 3 to 90 minutes depending on respondent group, as shown in the table below. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 286,154 minutes (4769.24 hours). See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. 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: Notice and request for comments. ACTION: 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 Generic Clearance for Survey Research Studies. 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 April 8, 2011 to be assured of consideration. DATES: Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2011 / Notices You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0248, 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: Generic Clearance to Conduct Survey Research Studies. OMB Control Number: 0535–0248. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for generic clearance that will allow NASS to rigorously develop, test, and evaluate its survey instruments and methodologies. The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop production, livestock production, economic statistics, and environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the Census of Agriculture. This request is part of an on-going initiative to improve NASS surveys, as recommended by both its own guidelines and those of OMB. In the last decade, state-of-the art techniques have been increasingly instituted by NASS and other Federal agencies and are now routinely used to improve the quality and timeliness of survey data and analyses, while simultaneously reducing respondents’ cognitive workload and burden. The purpose of this generic clearance is to allow NASS to continue to adopt and use these state-of-the-art techniques to improve its current data collections on agriculture. They will also be used to aid in the development of new surveys. NASS envisions using a variety of survey improvement techniques, as emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 appropriate to the individual project under investigation. These include focus groups, cognitive and usability laboratory and field techniques, exploratory interviews, behavior coding, respondent debriefing, pilot surveys, and split-panel tests. Following standard OMB requirements NASS will submit a change request to OMB individually for each survey improvement project it undertakes under this generic clearance and provide OMB with a copy of the questionnaire (if one is used), and all other materials describing the project. 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, 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 (Pub. L. 104–113) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995). 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 these collections of information is estimated to average from 30 minutes to 2 hours per respondent, dependant upon the survey and the technique used to test for that particular survey. Respondents: Farmers, ranchers, farm managers, farm contractors, agribusinesses, and households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,300. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,950 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6599 burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or 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, January 20, 2011. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–2562 Filed 2–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P 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. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 Organic Production Survey. Revision to burden hours will 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 April 8, 2011 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0249, 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 25 (Monday, February 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6598-6599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-2562]


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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 Generic Clearance for Survey 
Research Studies. 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 April 8, 2011 to be 
assured of consideration.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0248, 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: Generic Clearance to Conduct Survey Research Studies.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0248.
    Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 
information collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of 
the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will request 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for generic 
clearance that will allow NASS to rigorously develop, test, and 
evaluate its survey instruments and methodologies. The primary 
objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service are to 
prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop production, 
livestock production, economic statistics, and environmental statistics 
related to agriculture and to conduct the Census of Agriculture. This 
request is part of an on-going initiative to improve NASS surveys, as 
recommended by both its own guidelines and those of OMB.
    In the last decade, state-of-the art techniques have been 
increasingly instituted by NASS and other Federal agencies and are now 
routinely used to improve the quality and timeliness of survey data and 
analyses, while simultaneously reducing respondents' cognitive workload 
and burden. The purpose of this generic clearance is to allow NASS to 
continue to adopt and use these state-of-the-art techniques to improve 
its current data collections on agriculture. They will also be used to 
aid in the development of new surveys.
    NASS envisions using a variety of survey improvement techniques, as 
appropriate to the individual project under investigation. These 
include focus groups, cognitive and usability laboratory and field 
techniques, exploratory interviews, behavior coding, respondent 
debriefing, pilot surveys, and split-panel tests.
    Following standard OMB requirements NASS will submit a change 
request to OMB individually for each survey improvement project it 
undertakes under this generic clearance and provide OMB with a copy of 
the questionnaire (if one is used), and all other materials describing 
the project.
    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, 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 (Pub. L. 104-113) 
and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 
FR 44978, August 29, 1995). 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 these collections 
of information is estimated to average from 30 minutes to 2 hours per 
respondent, dependant upon the survey and the technique used to test 
for that particular survey.
    Respondents: Farmers, ranchers, farm managers, farm contractors, 
agri-businesses, and households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,300.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,950 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 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, January 20, 2011.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-2562 Filed 2-4-11; 8:45 am]
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