Notice of Intent to Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 64299-64300 [2011-26948]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (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, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP. GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Housing Service Title: 7 CFR part 1901–E, Civil Rights Compliance Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0575–0018. Summary of Collection: Rural Development (RD) is required to provide Federal financial assistance through its farmer, housing, and community and business programs on an equal opportunity basis. The laws implemented in 7 CFR part 1901–E, require the recipients of Rural Development‘s Federal financial assistance to collect various types of information by race, color, and national origin. Need and Use of the Information: RD will use the information to monitor a recipient’s compliance with the civil rights laws, and to determine whether or not service and benefits are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal opportunity basis. This information is made available to USDA officials, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 officials of other Federal agencies and to Congress for reporting purposes. Without the required information, RD and its recipient will lack the necessary documentation to demonstrate that their programs are being administered in a nondiscriminatory manner and in full compliance with the civil rights laws. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; business or other for-profit; farms; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 27,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 560,276. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–26812 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XT–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 Field Crops Objective Yield Surveys. 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 December 19, 2011 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0088, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64299 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: Field Crops Objective Yield. OMB Control Number: 0535–0088. Expiration Date of Approval: February 29, 2012. 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 Field Crops Objective Yield Surveys objectively predicts yields for corn, cotton, potatoes, soybeans, and wheat. Sample fields are randomly selected for these crops, plots are laid out, and periodic counts and measurements are taken and then used to forecast production during the growing season. Production forecasts are published in USDA Crop Production reports. 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 between 20 and 30 minutes per respondent. Respondents: Farmers, ranchers, or farm managers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,900 hours. E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 64300 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 720–2248 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; (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, September 21, 2011. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–26948 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0490. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 167. Average Hours Per Response: Western Pacific permits, 30 minutes; American Samoa limited access permits, 45 minutes; appeals, 2 hours. Burden Hours: 124. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Region (PIR) manages the United States (U.S.) Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 Pacific under five fishery management plans (FMP), prepared by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) pursuant to the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The regulations implementing the FMP are found at 50 CFR part 665. The permitting requirements at 50 CFR part 665 form the basis for this collection of information. PIR requests information from participants in the fisheries and interested persons. This information is needed for permit issuance, to identify participants in the fisheries, and to help measure impacts of management controls on the participants in the fisheries of the EEZ in the western Pacific. The revision involves the elimination of Hawaii longline shallow-set certificate requests and northwest Hawaiian islands bottomfish limited entry permits due to regulatory changes, and moving western Pacific crustacean permit applications to another information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: October 12, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–26841 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 m] BILLING CODE 3510–22–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). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Individual Fishing Quotas for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in the Alaska Fisheries. OMB Control Number: 0648–0272. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,686. Average Hours per Response: Application for a non-profit corporation to be designated as a Community Quota Entity (CQE), 200 hours; application for eligibility to receive quota share/ individual fishing quota (QS/IFQ), identification of shareholder interest, application for transfer of QS/IFQ, 2 hours; application for hired master permit, application for registered buyer permit, designated beneficiary form, 30 minutes; prior notice of landing, 12 minutes; landing report, 18 minutes, administrative waiver, 15 minutes, dockside sales receipt, 6 minutes. Burden Hours: 9,946. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a current information collection. The Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program was developed to reduce fishing capacity that had increased during years of management as an open access fishery, while maintaining the social and economic character of the fixed gear fishery that is relied on as a source of revenue for coastal communities in Alaska. The Halibut and Sablefish IFQ Program provides economic stability for the commercial hook-and-line fishery while reducing many of the conservation and management problems commonly associated with open access. The IFQ Program for sablefish and Pacific halibut fixed gear provides each fisherman a catch quota that can be used any time during the open season. Individual shares are intended to allow fishermen to set their own pace and adjust their fishing effort. The IFQ Program is intended to reduce the premium that was traditionally placed on speed, allowing fishermen to pay more attention to efficiency and product quality. The IFQ Program consists of three parts: IFQ halibut and sablefish, Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) halibut, and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) IFQ community quota share. Program changes/revisions consist of removal of duplicative forms/ information collections and changes to notarization requirements (removing for some information collections and adding for one). E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 18, 2011)]
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[Pages 64299-64300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26948]


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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 Field Crops Objective Yield 
Surveys. 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 December 19, 2011 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0088, 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: Field Crops Objective Yield.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0088.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 29, 2012.
    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 Field Crops Objective Yield Surveys 
objectively predicts yields for corn, cotton, potatoes, soybeans, and 
wheat. Sample fields are randomly selected for these crops, plots are 
laid out, and periodic counts and measurements are taken and then used 
to forecast production during the growing season. Production forecasts 
are published in USDA Crop Production reports.
    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 between 20 and 30 minutes per 
respondent.
    Respondents: Farmers, ranchers, or farm managers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,900 hours.

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    Copies of this information collection and related instructions can 
be obtained without charge from NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 720-
2248 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; (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, September 21, 2011.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-26948 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am]
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