Notice of Intent To Reduce the Frequency of Chemical Use Surveys and All Associated Reports, 71310-71311 [2011-29743]

Download as PDF 71310 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2011 / Notices This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to suspend the Distillers Co-Products survey currently approved under docket 0535–0247. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333, or through the NASS OMB Clearance Officer at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Suspension of Distillers CoProducts Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0247. Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2014. Type of Request: To suspend a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to conduct surveys in order to prepare national, State, and county estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, prices, and collect information on related environmental and economic factors. Timeline: NASS will suspend this information collection as of November 17, 2011 due to increased budget constraints. Also, NASS will not publish any publications that would normally be generated from these data collections, unless there is a change in the anticipated budget shortfall. Authority: These data were collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a) (General Duties of the Secretary of Agriculture). 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. Estimate of Burden: There will be no further public reporting burden for this collection of information. Signed at Washington, DC, October 25, 2011. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–29779 Filed 11–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Reduce the Frequency of Chemical Use Surveys and All Associated Reports National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of reduction in data collection and publication. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to reduce the currently approved information collections for chemical use surveys approved under OMB # 0535–0218. The chemical use surveys included in this docket are: Agricultural Resource SUMMARY: Crop year jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ERS commodity (PPCR) Fruit ..................................................................................................... Wheat (PPR) and Soybeans .............................................................. Vegetable ............................................................................................ Cotton .................................................................................................. Corn and Potatoes (PPR) ................................................................... Fruit ..................................................................................................... Wheat (PPR) and Soybeans .............................................................. Corn and Potatoes .............................................................................. Vegetable ............................................................................................ Cotton .................................................................................................. The crop rotations were determined using the current long range data collection plan. Each of the field crops will be collected three times during the 10 year plan except cotton which will be collected only twice. With the current plan, each commodity would be collected five times. With the proposed crop rotation, fruit and vegetables chemical use would each be collected twice in the 10 year plan while currently the data would be collected five times each. 17:25 Nov 16, 2011 Background Information NASS commodity .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Management Survey Phase II (ARMS II), Vegetable Chemical Use Survey, Fruit Chemical Use Survey, and Post Harvest Chemical Use Survey. The Post Harvest survey was suspended under a previous notice. The ARMS II Chemical Use Survey is normally conducted every year and it consists of two versions; Production Practices and Costs Report (PPCR), and the Production Practices Report (PPR). The PPR component is conducted with NASS-only funding to gather field crop chemical use data. The PPCR is cofunded by a cooperative agreement with the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS). The PPCR component efficiently collects costs associated with the various production practices to complete the cost of production estimates for ARMS targeted crop commodities. The ARMS Phase II–PPCR efficiently collects detailed cropping practice and cost data by focusing on field-level and expanding to whole farm, thus greatly reducing respondent burden while maintaining accuracy of reported data. For the 2011 crop year, NASS is making no changes to the Fruit Chemical Use survey and Field Crops Chemical Use survey. Barley and sorghum are the targeted crops for Field Crops Chemical Use survey. Please note that wheat and soybeans were originally in the 2011 crop year but were moved to 2012 crop year due to current budget cuts. Jkt 226001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333, or through the NASS OMB Clearance Officer at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Title: Reduction in the Frequency of the Chemical Use Surveys Currently Approved. OMB Control Numbers: 0535–0218. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Barley, Sorghum. Soybeans. Rice and Peanuts. Cotton. To be determined (Corn and Dairy). To be determined (Wheat). To be determined (Soybeans). To be determined. To be determined. To be determined. Expiration Dates of Approval: December 31, 2011. Type of Request: To reduce the frequency of some of the chemical use surveys currently approved, along with the resulting publications. Abstract: The primary functions of the National Agricultural Statistics Service include the collection of data and the preparation and issuance of state and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, prices, and environmental and economic factors. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2011 / Notices Timeline: NASS will suspend this information collection as of November 17, 2011 due to budget constraints. NASS will not issue any publications that would normally be generated from any of the suspended chemical use surveys, unless there is a change in the anticipated budget shortfall. Authority: These data were collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a) (General Duties of the Secretary of Agriculture). 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. Estimate of Burden: There will be no further public reporting burden for this collection of information. Signed at Washington, DC, October 25, 2011. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. production, disposition, prices, and environmental and economic factors. Timeline: NASS will suspend this information collection as of November 17, 2011 due to budget constraints. NASS will not issue any publications that would normally be generated from the Bee and Honey surveys, unless there is a change in the anticipated budget shortfall. Authority: These data were collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a) (General Duties of the Secretary of Agriculture). 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. Estimate of Burden: There will be no further public reporting burden for this collection of information. Signed at Washington, DC, October 25, 2011. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–29743 Filed 11–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P [FR Doc. 2011–29744 Filed 11–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notice of Intent To Suspend the Bee and Honey Surveys and All Associated Reports International Trade Administration National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of suspension of data collection and publication. Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to suspend the currently approved information collection for Bee and Honey data. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333, or through the NASS OMB Clearance Officer at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Suspension of the Bee and Honey Surveys and Publications. OMB Control Number: 0535–0153. Expiration Dates of Approval: May 31, 2013. Type of Request: To suspend the currently approved information collection for bee and honey data and the resulting publications. Abstract: The primary functions of the National Agricultural Statistics Service include the collection of data and the preparation and issuance of state and national estimates of crop and livestock jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Nov 16, 2011 Jkt 226001 [A–475–818] Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: November 17, 2011. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Hargett, Operations Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4161. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Background On July 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Italy.1 Pursuant to requests from interested parties, the Department published in the Federal Register the 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 75 FR 38074 (July 1, 2010). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71311 notice of initiation and deferral of this antidumping duty administrative review with respect to Pastificio Attilio Mastromauro-Pasta Granoro S.r.L. (‘‘Granoro’’) for the period July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010.2 On August 26, 2011, the Department published the notice of initiation for the deferred administrative review of pasta from Italy in the Federal Register.3 On November 7, 2011, Granoro withdrew its request for a deferred review of pasta from Italy for the period July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010.4 Scope of the Order Imports covered by this order are shipments of certain non-egg dry pasta in packages of five pounds four ounces or less, whether or not enriched or fortified or containing milk or other optional ingredients such as chopped vegetables, vegetable purees, milk, gluten, diastasis, vitamins, coloring and flavorings, and up to two percent egg white. The pasta covered by this scope is typically sold in the retail market, in fiberboard or cardboard cartons, or polyethylene or polypropylene bags of varying dimensions. Excluded from the scope of this order are refrigerated, frozen, or canned pastas, as well as all forms of egg pasta, with the exception of non-egg dry pasta containing up to two percent egg white. Also excluded are imports of organic pasta from Italy that are accompanied by the appropriate certificate issued by the Instituto Mediterraneo Di Certificazione, by QC&I International Services, by Ecocert Italia, by Consorzio per il Controllo dei Prodotti Biologici, by Associazione Italiana per l’Agricoltura Biologica, by Codex S.r.L., by Bioagricert S.r.L., or by Instituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale. Effective July 1, 2008, gluten free pasta is also excluded from this order. See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation, in Part, 74 FR 41120 (August 14, 2009). The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under items 1902.19.20 and 1901.90.9095 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Initiation of Administrative Review, 75 FR 53274, (August 31, 2010) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 53404 (August 26, 2011)(‘‘Deferred Review Initiation Notice’’). 4 See Letter from Granoro to the Department entitled ‘‘Pasta from Italy: Withdraw of Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Order,’’ dated November 7, 2011. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 222 (Thursday, November 17, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-29743]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Reduce the Frequency of Chemical Use Surveys 
and All Associated Reports

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of reduction in data collection and publication.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to reduce the currently approved 
information collections for chemical use surveys approved under OMB 
 0535-0218. The chemical use surveys included in this docket 
are: Agricultural Resource Management Survey Phase II (ARMS II), 
Vegetable Chemical Use Survey, Fruit Chemical Use Survey, and Post 
Harvest Chemical Use Survey. The Post Harvest survey was suspended 
under a previous notice.
    The ARMS II Chemical Use Survey is normally conducted every year 
and it consists of two versions; Production Practices and Costs Report 
(PPCR), and the Production Practices Report (PPR). The PPR component is 
conducted with NASS-only funding to gather field crop chemical use 
data. The PPCR is co-funded by a cooperative agreement with the USDA 
Economic Research Service (ERS). The PPCR component efficiently 
collects costs associated with the various production practices to 
complete the cost of production estimates for ARMS targeted crop 
commodities. The ARMS Phase II-PPCR efficiently collects detailed 
cropping practice and cost data by focusing on field-level and 
expanding to whole farm, thus greatly reducing respondent burden while 
maintaining accuracy of reported data.
    For the 2011 crop year, NASS is making no changes to the Fruit 
Chemical Use survey and Field Crops Chemical Use survey. Barley and 
sorghum are the targeted crops for Field Crops Chemical Use survey. 
Please note that wheat and soybeans were originally in the 2011 crop 
year but were moved to 2012 crop year due to current budget cuts.

Background Information

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            Crop year                    NASS commodity                      ERS commodity  (PPCR)
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2011.............................  Fruit....................  Barley, Sorghum.
2012.............................  Wheat (PPR) and Soybeans.  Soybeans.
2013.............................  Vegetable................  Rice and Peanuts.
2014.............................  Cotton...................  Cotton.
2015.............................  Corn and Potatoes (PPR)..  To be determined (Corn and Dairy).
2016.............................  Fruit....................  To be determined (Wheat).
2017.............................  Wheat (PPR) and Soybeans.  To be determined (Soybeans).
2018.............................  Corn and Potatoes........  To be determined.
2019.............................  Vegetable................  To be determined.
2020.............................  Cotton...................  To be determined.
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    The crop rotations were determined using the current long range 
data collection plan. Each of the field crops will be collected three 
times during the 10 year plan except cotton which will be collected 
only twice. With the current plan, each commodity would be collected 
five times. With the proposed crop rotation, fruit and vegetables 
chemical use would each be collected twice in the 10 year plan while 
currently the data would be collected five times each.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333, or through the NASS OMB 
Clearance Officer at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Reduction in the Frequency of the 
Chemical Use Surveys Currently Approved.
    OMB Control Numbers: 0535-0218.
    Expiration Dates of Approval: December 31, 2011.
    Type of Request: To reduce the frequency of some of the chemical 
use surveys currently approved, along with the resulting publications.
    Abstract: The primary functions of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service include the collection of data and the preparation 
and issuance of state and national estimates of crop and livestock 
production, disposition, prices, and environmental and economic 
factors.

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    Timeline: NASS will suspend this information collection as of 
November 17, 2011 due to budget constraints. NASS will not issue any 
publications that would normally be generated from any of the suspended 
chemical use surveys, unless there is a change in the anticipated 
budget shortfall.
    Authority: These data were collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 
2204(a) (General Duties of the Secretary of Agriculture). 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.
    Estimate of Burden: There will be no further public reporting 
burden for this collection of information.

    Signed at Washington, DC, October 25, 2011.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-29743 Filed 11-16-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-20-P