Request for an Extension to a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products-Recordkeeping (Subpart B), 66682-66683 [2011-27767]

Download as PDF 66682 Notices Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 208 Thursday, October 27, 2011 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES October 21, 2011. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the 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 and 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), Washington, DC, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Oct 26, 2011 Jkt 226001 persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Forest Service Title: Airplane Pilot Qualifications and Approval Record, Helicopter Pilot Qualifications and Approval Record, Airplane Data Record, and Helicopter Data Record. OMB Control Number: 0596–0015. Summary of Collection: The Forest Service (FS) is the largest owner and operator of aircraft in the federal government outside of the Department of Defense. In conducting the Forest Service Land management mission they use 44 owned aircraft with 315 aircraft on loan to 18 States for fire suppression activities. The majority of FS flying is in support of wildland fire suppression. In addition to the agency owned aircraft, the FS contracts with approximately 400 vendors for aviation services used in resource protection and administrative projects. Contractor aircraft and pilots are used to place water and chemical retardants on fires, provide aerial delivery of firefighters to fires, perform reconnaissance, resource surveys, search for lost personnel, and fire detection. Contracts for such services established rigorous qualification requirements for pilots and specific condition/equipment/performance requirements for aircraft. The authority is granted under the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations in Title 14 (Aeronautics and Space) of the Code of Federal Regulations. Need and Use of the Information: FS will collect information using FS forms to document the basis for approval of contract pilot and aircraft for use in specific FS aviation missions. The information collected from contract pilots in face to face meetings (such as name, age, pilots license number, number of hours flown in type of aircraft, etc.) is based on the length and type of contract but is usually done on an reoccurring annual basis. Without the information supplied on these forms, FS contracting officers and pilot/ aircraft inspectors cannot determine if pilots and aircraft meet the detailed qualification, equipment, and condition requirements essential to safe, efficient accomplishment of FS specified flying missions and which are included in contract specifications. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,700. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,226. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–27766 Filed 10–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No.: AMS–DA–11–0087; DA–11–05] RIN 0581–0110 Request for an Extension to a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products—Recordkeeping (Subpart B) Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this document announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of a revision to the currently approved information collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products— Recordkeeping (Subpart B). DATES: Comments on this document must be received by December 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this information collection document. Comments should be submitted online at http://www.regulations.gov or sent to Evan J. Stachowicz, Dairy Standardization Branch, Dairy Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 2746–South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0230; Telephone: (202) 720–9385, Fax: (202) 720–2643. All comments should SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2011 / Notices reference the document number (AMS– DA–11–0087; DA–11–08), the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, online at http://www.regulations.gov and will be made available for public inspections at the above physical address during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evan J. Stachowicz, at the above physical address or by telephone (202) 720–9385, by e-mail at Evan.Stachowicz@ams.usda.gov. Title: Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products— Recordkeeping (Subpart B). OMB Number: 0581–0110. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2012 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) directs the Department to develop programs which will provide for and facilitate the marketing of agricultural products. One of these programs is the USDA voluntary inspection and grading program for dairy products (7 CFR Part 58) where these dairy products are graded according to U.S. grade standards by a USDA grader. The dairy products under the dairy program may be identified with the USDA grade mark. Dairy processors, buyers, retailers, institutional users, and consumers have requested that such a program be developed to assure the uniform quality of dairy products purchased. In order for any service program to perform satisfactorily, there are regulations for the provider and user. For these reasons, the dairy inspection and grading program regulations were developed and issued under the authority of the AMA. These regulations are essential to administering the program and meeting the needs of the users. The information collection requirements in this request are needed to ensure that dairy products are produced under sanitary conditions and buyers are purchasing a quality product. In order for the Regulations governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products to serve the government, industry, and the consumer, laboratory test results must be recorded. Respondents are not required to submit information to the agency. The records are to be evaluated by a USDA inspector at the time of an inspection. wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Oct 26, 2011 Jkt 226001 These records include quality tests of each producer, plant records of required tests and analysis, and starter and cheese make records. As an offsetting benefit, the records required by USDA are also records that are routinely used by the inspected facility for their own supervisory and quality control purposes. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.85 hours per response. Respondents: Dairy products manufacturing facilities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 487. Estimated Number of Responses: 1388. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.85. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3956. 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 Evan J. Stachowicz, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 2746—South, Washington, DC 20250–0230. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. 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: October 21, 2011. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2011–27767 Filed 10–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66683 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: Protocol for Access to Tissue Specimen Samples from the National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank. OMB Control Number: 0648–0468. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 50. Average Hours per Response: Applications for tissue samples and research reports, 2 hours; submissions of tissue samples, 30 minutes. Burden Hours: 155. Needs and Uses: In 1989, the National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank (NMMTB) was established by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Protected Resources in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Minerals Management Service (MMS), and the US Geological Survey/Biological Resources Division (USGS/BRD). The NMMTB provides protocols, techniques, and physical facilities for the long-term storage of tissues from marine mammals. Scientists can request tissues from this repository for retrospective analyses to determine environmental trends of contaminants and other substances of interest. The NMMTB collects, processes, and stores tissues from specific indicator species (e.g., Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic white sided dolphins, pilot whales, harbor porpoises), animals from mass strandings, animals that have been obtained incidental to commercial fisheries, animals taken for subsistence purposes, biopsies, and animals from unusual mortality events through two projects, the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program (MMHSRP) and the Alaska Marine Mammal Tissue Archival Project (AMMTAP). The purposes of this collection of information are: (1) To enable NOAA to allow the scientific community the opportunity to request tissue specimen samples from the NMMTB and, (2) to enable the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program (MMHSRP) of NOAA to assemble information on all specimens submitted to the Marine Environmental Specimen Bank (Marine ESB), which includes the NMMTB. A program change to this collection consists of a new web-based form for application for tissue samples; E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No.: AMS-DA-11-0087; DA-11-05]
RIN 0581-0110


Request for an Extension to a Currently Approved Information 
Collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of 
Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products--Recordkeeping (Subpart B)

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this document announces the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for an extension of a revision to the currently 
approved information collection for the Regulations Governing the 
Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products--
Recordkeeping (Subpart B).

DATES: Comments on this document must be received by December 27, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning 
this information collection document. Comments should be submitted 
online at http://www.regulations.gov or sent to Evan J. Stachowicz, 
Dairy Standardization Branch, Dairy Programs, Agricultural Marketing 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 2746-South Building, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0230; Telephone: (202) 
720-9385, Fax: (202) 720-2643. All comments should

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reference the document number (AMS-DA-11-0087; DA-11-08), the date and 
page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments 
received will be posted without change, including any personal 
information provided, online at http://www.regulations.gov and will be 
made available for public inspections at the above physical address 
during normal business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evan J. Stachowicz, at the above 
physical address or by telephone (202) 720-9385, by e-mail at 
Evan.Stachowicz@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations Governing the Inspection 
and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products--Recordkeeping 
(Subpart B).
    OMB Number: 0581-0110.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2012
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 
1621 et seq.) directs the Department to develop programs which will 
provide for and facilitate the marketing of agricultural products. One 
of these programs is the USDA voluntary inspection and grading program 
for dairy products (7 CFR Part 58) where these dairy products are 
graded according to U.S. grade standards by a USDA grader. The dairy 
products under the dairy program may be identified with the USDA grade 
mark. Dairy processors, buyers, retailers, institutional users, and 
consumers have requested that such a program be developed to assure the 
uniform quality of dairy products purchased. In order for any service 
program to perform satisfactorily, there are regulations for the 
provider and user. For these reasons, the dairy inspection and grading 
program regulations were developed and issued under the authority of 
the AMA. These regulations are essential to administering the program 
and meeting the needs of the users.
    The information collection requirements in this request are needed 
to ensure that dairy products are produced under sanitary conditions 
and buyers are purchasing a quality product. In order for the 
Regulations governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or 
Processed Dairy Products to serve the government, industry, and the 
consumer, laboratory test results must be recorded.
    Respondents are not required to submit information to the agency. 
The records are to be evaluated by a USDA inspector at the time of an 
inspection. These records include quality tests of each producer, plant 
records of required tests and analysis, and starter and cheese make 
records. As an offsetting benefit, the records required by USDA are 
also records that are routinely used by the inspected facility for 
their own supervisory and quality control purposes.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2.85 hours per response.
    Respondents: Dairy products manufacturing facilities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 487.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1388.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.85.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3956.
    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 Evan J. Stachowicz, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 2746--South, Washington, DC 20250-
0230. All comments received will be available for public inspection 
during regular business hours at the same address.
    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: October 21, 2011.
David R. Shipman,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-27767 Filed 10-26-11; 8:45 am]
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