Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection, 70108-70109 [2011-28886]

Download as PDF 70108 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2011 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 200. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service National Agricultural Statistics Service jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Title: Interstate Movement of Sheep and Goats. OMB Control Number: 0579–0258. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or poultry. Disease prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy animal population and enhancing the ability of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to help U.S. producers compete in the world market of animal and animal product trade. The Veterinary Services (VS) program of APHIS is the unit responsible for carrying out the disease prevention mission. One of the APHIS disease eradication programs addresses scrapie. Scrapie is a progressive, degenerative, and eventually fatal disease affecting the central nervous system of sheep and goats. Need and Use of the Information: In order for APHIS’ scrapie eradication program to be effective, its animal identification, recordkeeping, and other requirements must be carried out at livestock facilities that handle sheep and goats moving in interstate commerce. The individual legally responsible for the day-to-day operation of the facility must execute an Approval of Livestock Facilities Agreement with APHIS. The information restricts the interstate movement of livestock within the United States to control diseases of concern and approve livestock facilities that handle sheep and goats moving in interstate commerce. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 200. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 237. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–29093 Filed 11–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend 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 (NASS) to request approval to revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 9, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0020, by any of the following methods: • Email: 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: Milk and Milk Products Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0020. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. The Milk and Milk Products Surveys obtain basic agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. Data are gathered for milk production, dairy products, evaporated and condensed milk, manufactured dry milk, and manufactured whey products. Milk production and manufactured dairy products statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help administer Federal programs and by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting supplies of milk and milk products. Included in this approval request are several changes to this group of surveys. The monthly Milk Production Survey will now be conducted quarterly (January, April, July, and October) instead of monthly. Monthly estimates for the non-quarterly months will still be published for total number of dairy cows, the number of cows milked, and the total milk produced. Estimates for the non-survey months will be generated by using a combination of administrative data, regression modeling, and historic data. In the spring of 2012 NASS also plans to discontinue the collection of Dairy Product Prices. This data will be collected by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in compliance with the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010, and the amended section 273(d) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. Authority: Voluntary dairy information reporting is conducted under 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. Mandatory dairy product information reporting is based on the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by the Dairy Market Enhancement Act of 2000 and the Farm Security and Rural Development Act of 2002 (U.S.C. 1637– 1637b). This program requires each manufacturer to report to USDA the price, quantity, and moisture content of dairy products sold and each entity storing dairy products to report information on the quantity of dairy products stored. Any manufacturer that processes, markets, or stores less than 1,000,000 pounds of dairy products per year is exempt. USDA is required to maintain information, statistics, or documents obtained under these Acts in a manner that ensures that confidentiality is preserved regarding E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2011 / Notices the identity of persons and proprietary business information, subject to verification by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) under Public Law No. 106–532. 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 8 minutes per response. This average is based on the 12 different surveys in the information collection: 4 weekly, 2 monthly, 4 quarterly, and 2 annual. The estimated total number of responses is 64,500 annually, with an average annual frequency of 3.64 responses per respondent. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,350 hours. 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 on October 4, 2011. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–28886 Filed 11–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Colorado Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the Colorado Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by teleconference at 10 a.m. (MDT) on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss next steps after project selection. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: (800) 516–9896. Conference ID: 8334. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first dialing Dial 711 for relay services and enter 1– (800) 516–9896, followed by Conference ID: 8334. To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of telephone lines for the public, persons are asked to contact the Rocky Mountain Regional Office 10 days before the meeting date either by email at ebohor@usccr.gov, or by phone at (303) 866–1040. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by December 22, 2011. Comments may be mailed to the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 999–18th Street, Suite 1380 South, Denver, CO 80202, faxed to (303) 866–1050, or emailed to ebohor@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Rocky Mountain Regional Office by email at ebohor@usccr.gov or by phone at (303) 866–1040. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Rocky Mountain Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70109 Dated in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2011. Peter Minarik, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2011–29115 Filed 11–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–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: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Title: Evacuation Movement and Behavior Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 0693–0051. Type of Request: Regular. Burden Hours: 3,334. Number of Respondents: 20,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Needs and Uses: The NIST’s Engineering Laboratory, formally the Building and Fire Research Laboratory, has established project efforts to better understand occupant egress from highrise buildings. Buildings of interest include varying heights, and of varying occupancy types, e.g., residential, office, and assembly occupancies. Data will be collected via questionnaires on occupant behavior during regularly scheduled evacuation drills from highrise building across the United States. All of these evacuation drills will be conducted regardless of whether NIST data collection takes place. The occupant behavioral data requested will involve the occupants’ knowledge of the procedure, their awareness of the event, and their behavior during the evacuation. This data will be used to improve egress designs for buildings, safety assessment models, and occupant training and education about what to do in an emergency. Affected Public: Individuals or households (selected individuals who have evacuated high-rise buildings in cities across the U.S. during scheduled evacuation drills). Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395–3123. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 218 (Thursday, November 10, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-28886]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend 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 (NASS) to request approval to revise and extend a currently 
approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. 
Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of 
the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 9, 2012 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0020, by any of the following methods:
     Email: 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: Milk and Milk Products Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0020.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 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 Milk and Milk Products Surveys obtain basic 
agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy 
products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. Data 
are gathered for milk production, dairy products, evaporated and 
condensed milk, manufactured dry milk, and manufactured whey products. 
Milk production and manufactured dairy products statistics are used by 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help administer Federal 
programs and by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting 
supplies of milk and milk products. Included in this approval request 
are several changes to this group of surveys. The monthly Milk 
Production Survey will now be conducted quarterly (January, April, 
July, and October) instead of monthly. Monthly estimates for the non-
quarterly months will still be published for total number of dairy 
cows, the number of cows milked, and the total milk produced. Estimates 
for the non-survey months will be generated by using a combination of 
administrative data, regression modeling, and historic data. In the 
spring of 2012 NASS also plans to discontinue the collection of Dairy 
Product Prices. This data will be collected by the Agricultural 
Marketing Service (AMS) in compliance with the Mandatory Price 
Reporting Act of 2010, and the amended section 273(d) of the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.
    Authority: Voluntary dairy information reporting is conducted under 
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.
    Mandatory dairy product information reporting is based on the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by the Dairy Market 
Enhancement Act of 2000 and the Farm Security and Rural Development Act 
of 2002 (U.S.C. 1637-1637b). This program requires each manufacturer to 
report to USDA the price, quantity, and moisture content of dairy 
products sold and each entity storing dairy products to report 
information on the quantity of dairy products stored. Any manufacturer 
that processes, markets, or stores less than 1,000,000 pounds of dairy 
products per year is exempt. USDA is required to maintain information, 
statistics, or documents obtained under these Acts in a manner that 
ensures that confidentiality is preserved regarding

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the identity of persons and proprietary business information, subject 
to verification by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) under 
Public Law No. 106-532. 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 8 minutes per response. This 
average is based on the 12 different surveys in the information 
collection: 4 weekly, 2 monthly, 4 quarterly, and 2 annual. The 
estimated total number of responses is 64,500 annually, with an average 
annual frequency of 3.64 responses per respondent.
    Respondents: Farms and businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,350 hours.
    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 on October 4, 2011.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-28886 Filed 11-9-11; 8:45 am]
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