Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information Collection, 28416-28418 [2011-12100]

Download as PDF 28416 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 95 / Tuesday, May 17, 2011 / Notices Advisory Committee Coordinator, (559) 855–5355 ext. 3341. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, persons who wish to bring Payments to States Fresno County Title II project matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Accept new project proposals and (2) Review progress and monitoring reports from previously funded projects. Dated: May 9, 2011. Ray Porter, District Ranger. [FR Doc. 2011–12008 Filed 5–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Manti-La Sal National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 May 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 May 10, 2011. Ann King, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2011–12020 Filed 5–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P The Manti-La Sal National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Price, Utah. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110– 343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to consider Secure Rural Schools Act Title II project proposals. DATES: The meeting will be held June 16, 2011, and will begin at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, 319 North Carbonville Road, Price, Utah. Written comments should be sent to Rosann Fillmore, Manti-La Sal National Forest, 599 West Price River Drive, Price, UT 84501. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to rdfillmore@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to 435–637–4940. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the MantiLa Sal National Forest, 599 West Price River Drive, Price, UT 84501. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 435– 636–3525 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosann Fillmore, RAC Coordinator, SUMMARY: USDA, Manti-La Sal National Forest, 599 West Price River Drive, Price, UT 84501; 435–636–3525; e-mail rdfillmore@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) Consideration of Project Funding Proposals. (2) Plans for Monitoring Projects (3) Other business (4) Public comment. 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 sessions will be provided and individuals who made written requests by June 14, 2011 will have the opportunity to address the Committee at those sessions. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Prince of Wales Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Prince of Wales Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Kasaan, Alaska, June 1, 2011. This meeting will take place of the May 16, 2011 Resource Advisory Committee Meeting. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss potential projects under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2008. DATES: The meeting will be held June 1, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at ´ the Totem Trail Cafe in Kasaan, Alaska. Written comments may be submitted as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Craig Ranger District. Please call ahead to 907–826–3271 to facilitate entry into the building to view comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Sakraida, RAC Coordinator, 907–826–1601 or e-mail rsakraida@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. Requests for reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or procedings may be made by contacting the person listed FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following business will be conducted: Review of projects submitted for review. An agenda will be available at the Secure Rural Schools Web site, https:// wwwnotes.fs.fed.us/wo/ secure_rural_schools.nsf. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by May 9, 2011 to be scheduled on the agenda. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Prince of Wales RAC c/o District Ranger P.O. Box 500 Craig, AK 99921, or by e-mail to rsakraida@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 907–826–2972 May 9, 2011. Francisco B. Sanchez, District Ranger. [FR Doc. 2011–12086 Filed 5–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 95 / Tuesday, May 17, 2011 / Notices (NASS) to seek reinstatement of an information collection, the 2012 Census of Agriculture. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 18, 2011 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0226, 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: The 2012 Census of Agriculture. OMB Control Number: 0535–0226. Expiration Date of Previous Approval: July 31, 2009. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Reinstatement of an Information Collection. Abstract: The census of agriculture is the primary source of statistics concerning the nation’s agricultural industry. It provides the only basis of consistent, comparable data for each county, county equivalent, and State in the United States and its outlying insular areas. The census is conducted every 5 years, the last one being for the reference year of 2007. The 2012 census of agriculture will again cover all agricultural operations in the 50 States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and American Samoa which meet the census definition for a farm. For the 50 States, Guam, and CNMI, a farm is any place that produced and sold, or normally would produce and sell, $1,000 or more of agricultural products during the census reference year. For Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands it is any place with $500 in production and sales. American Somoa is not limited by a threshold for production or sales and includes items grown for home consumption. Data collection for the censuses of agriculture for the 50 States and Puerto VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 May 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 Rico will be conducted primarily by mail-out/mail-back procedures, with phone and field enumeration for targeted non-respondents. Data collection for Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and CNMI will be conducted using direct enumeration methods. For the 50 States, respondents will be contacted up to 3 times by mail, and additional telephone or personal interview follow-up for mail nonrespondents. Questionnaires that are returned by the Post Office as nondeliverable will be removed from our target population and subsequent mailings. Respondents who contact one of our phone centers to notify NASS of their farming status or to complete a questionnaire will also be removed from any subsequent mailings. NASS conducted a census form content test (OMB #5035–0243) during the winter of 2010–2011 to evaluate new content items, report form design and format, and processing procedures. To minimize respondent burden, NASS limits the items asked on 75 percent of the report forms to the basic subjects asked in the previous census, such as land use and ownership, crop acreage and production, grain storage, livestock and poultry inventories, federal farm program payments, income from farm-related sources, and operator characteristics. The other 25 percent of report forms include additional questions on hired labor, production expenses, fertilizer and chemical usage, machinery and equipment, and market value of land and buildings. NASS is working to increase the speed and ease at which any respondent may fill out the form by incorporating improved screening questions at the beginning of each section of the form. This reduces overall respondent burden, particularly for small operations and operations specializing in only a few commodities. Report forms are tailored to various regions of the country to further reduce burden. A screening survey, conducted prior to the census, will enable NASS to eliminate non-farm operations from the census mail list and determine respondent eligibility for receiving the appropriate census mail package. The census of agriculture is required by law under the ‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ Public Law 105–113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g). 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– PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28417 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. The law guarantees farm operators that their individual information will be kept confidential. NASS uses the information only for statistical purposes and publishes only tabulated total data. These data are used by Congress when developing or changing farm programs. Many national and state programs are designed or allocated based on census data, i.e., soil conservation projects, funds for cooperative extension programs, and research funding. Private industry uses the data to provide more effective production and distribution systems for the agricultural community. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information will be about 50 minutes per census form, 10 minutes per screening form, and 2 minutes per refusal from all sources. Respondents: Farm and ranch operators. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,025,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,410,000 hours. In 2007, the burden for the Census of Agriculture was calculated by assigning the average burden to the target population. The 2007 burden did not account for the multiple mailings of the questionnaires and instruction sheets to non-respondents. After adjusting the previous OMB submission to include the level of detail used this time, there are no significant changes in respondent burden or population size. The data collection procedures used in 2007 are relatively the same as what is being proposed for the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS—OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. 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; E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 28418 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 95 / Tuesday, May 17, 2011 / Notices (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, including 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, April 20, 2011. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–12100 Filed 5–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1757] Approval for Manufacturing Authority, Foreign-Trade Zone 104; Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc., (Power Generation Turbine Components), Pooler, GA Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order Whereas, the Savannah Airport Commission, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 104, has requested manufacturing authority on behalf of Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc., within FTZ 104 in Pooler, Georgia (FTZ Docket 53–2010, filed 9–13–2010); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (75 FR 56985, 9–17–2010) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, Therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application for manufacturing authority under zone procedures within FTZ 104 on behalf of Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc., as described in the application and Federal Register notice, is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. 16:21 May 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 [FR Doc. 2011–12096 Filed 5–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1759] Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 64 Under Alternative Site Framework; Jacksonville, FL Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Mar<15>2010 Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of May 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) in December 2008 (74 FR 1170, 01/12/09; correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/09; 75 FR 71069–71070, 11/22/10) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones; Whereas, the Jacksonville Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 64, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 63–2010, filed 11/ 04/10) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of the Florida counties of Baker, Clay, Columbia, Duval and Nassau, in and adjacent to the Jacksonville Customs and Border Protection port of entry; FTZ 64’s existing sites 2 and 5 would be removed; the non-contiguous parcel of Site 3 would be renumbered as Site 9; Sites 1, 3, 9, and 10 would be categorized as magnet sites; and, Sites 4, 7, and 8 would be categorized as usagedriven sites; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (75 FR 69048, 11/10/10) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendation of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 64 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 400.28, to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project, to a five-year ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Sites 1, 9, and 10 if not activated by May 31, 2016, and to a three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Sites 4, 7, and 8 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by May 31, 2014. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of May, 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–12091 Filed 5–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1760] Voluntary Termination of ForeignTrade Subzone 33C; Sony Corporation of America, Mt. Pleasant, PA Pursuant to the authority granted in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the Foreign-Trade Zones Board Regulations (15 CFR part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board has adopted the following order: Whereas, on September 27, 2001, the Foreign-Trade Zones Board issued a grant of authority to the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, (grantee of FTZ 33) authorizing the establishment of Foreign-Trade Subzone 33C at the Sony Corporation of America plant in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania (Board Order 1196, 66 FR 52741, 10/17/01); Whereas, the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania has advised that zone procedures are no longer needed at the facility and requested voluntary termination of Subzone 33C (FTZ Docket 26–2011); Whereas, the request has been reviewed by the FTZ Staff and Customs and Border Protection officials, and approval has been recommended; Now, therefore, the Foreign-Trade Zones Board terminates the subzone status of Subzone 33C, effective this date. E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 95 (Tuesday, May 17, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28416-28418]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12100]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an 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

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(NASS) to seek reinstatement of an information collection, the 2012 
Census of Agriculture.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 18, 2011 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0226, 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: The 2012 Census of Agriculture.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0226.
    Expiration Date of Previous Approval: July 31, 2009.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Reinstatement of an Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The census of agriculture is the primary source of 
statistics concerning the nation's agricultural industry. It provides 
the only basis of consistent, comparable data for each county, county 
equivalent, and State in the United States and its outlying insular 
areas. The census is conducted every 5 years, the last one being for 
the reference year of 2007. The 2012 census of agriculture will again 
cover all agricultural operations in the 50 States, Puerto Rico, Guam, 
the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands 
(CNMI), and American Samoa which meet the census definition for a farm. 
For the 50 States, Guam, and CNMI, a farm is any place that produced 
and sold, or normally would produce and sell, $1,000 or more of 
agricultural products during the census reference year. For Puerto Rico 
and the U.S. Virgin Islands it is any place with $500 in production and 
sales. American Somoa is not limited by a threshold for production or 
sales and includes items grown for home consumption.
    Data collection for the censuses of agriculture for the 50 States 
and Puerto Rico will be conducted primarily by mail-out/mail-back 
procedures, with phone and field enumeration for targeted non-
respondents. Data collection for Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 
CNMI will be conducted using direct enumeration methods. For the 50 
States, respondents will be contacted up to 3 times by mail, and 
additional telephone or personal interview follow-up for mail non-
respondents. Questionnaires that are returned by the Post Office as 
non-deliverable will be removed from our target population and 
subsequent mailings. Respondents who contact one of our phone centers 
to notify NASS of their farming status or to complete a questionnaire 
will also be removed from any subsequent mailings.
    NASS conducted a census form content test (OMB 5035-0243) 
during the winter of 2010-2011 to evaluate new content items, report 
form design and format, and processing procedures.
    To minimize respondent burden, NASS limits the items asked on 75 
percent of the report forms to the basic subjects asked in the previous 
census, such as land use and ownership, crop acreage and production, 
grain storage, livestock and poultry inventories, federal farm program 
payments, income from farm-related sources, and operator 
characteristics. The other 25 percent of report forms include 
additional questions on hired labor, production expenses, fertilizer 
and chemical usage, machinery and equipment, and market value of land 
and buildings. NASS is working to increase the speed and ease at which 
any respondent may fill out the form by incorporating improved 
screening questions at the beginning of each section of the form. This 
reduces overall respondent burden, particularly for small operations 
and operations specializing in only a few commodities. Report forms are 
tailored to various regions of the country to further reduce burden. A 
screening survey, conducted prior to the census, will enable NASS to 
eliminate non-farm operations from the census mail list and determine 
respondent eligibility for receiving the appropriate census mail 
package.
    The census of agriculture is required by law under the ``Census of 
Agriculture Act of 1997,'' Public Law 105-113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g). 
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. The law guarantees farm operators that their individual 
information will be kept confidential. NASS uses the information only 
for statistical purposes and publishes only tabulated total data. These 
data are used by Congress when developing or changing farm programs. 
Many national and state programs are designed or allocated based on 
census data, i.e., soil conservation projects, funds for cooperative 
extension programs, and research funding. Private industry uses the 
data to provide more effective production and distribution systems for 
the agricultural community.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information will be about 50 minutes per census form, 10 minutes per 
screening form, and 2 minutes per refusal from all sources.
    Respondents: Farm and ranch operators.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,025,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,410,000 hours.
    In 2007, the burden for the Census of Agriculture was calculated by 
assigning the average burden to the target population. The 2007 burden 
did not account for the multiple mailings of the questionnaires and 
instruction sheets to non-respondents. After adjusting the previous OMB 
submission to include the level of detail used this time, there are no 
significant changes in respondent burden or population size. The data 
collection procedures used in 2007 are relatively the same as what is 
being proposed for the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
    Copies of this information collection and related instructions can 
be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS--OMB Clearance 
Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov.
    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;

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(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, including 
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, April 20, 2011.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-12100 Filed 5-16-11; 8:45 am]
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