Notice of Intent to Seek Approval To Conduct an Information Collection, 46375-46376 [2012-18952]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 150 / Friday, August 3, 2012 / Notices APHIS–2012–0044 when submitting your statements. If you require special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, please call or write the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. This notice of meeting is given pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of July 2012. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2012–19025 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Chippewa National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Chippewa National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Walker, Minnesota. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. 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The following business will be conducted: review project proposals and develop project priorities. The agenda and any applicable documents may be previewed at http://www.fs.usda.gov/ chippewa. 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. Dated: July 27, 2012. Darla Lenz, Chippewa National Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2012–19010 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent to Seek Approval To Conduct 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 seek approval to conduct a new information collection, the 2013 Residue and Biomass Field Survey. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 2, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535– NEW, 2013 Residue and Biomass Field Survey by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number and title above in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 720–6396 • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46375 NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336A, Mail Stop 2024, 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: Residue and Biomass Field Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535—NEW. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Conduct a new Information Collection: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the Residue and Biomass Field Survey. The Residue and Biomass Field Survey will use as a sampling universe fields in the South Fork watershed in central Iowa (Buckeye, IA). This study will investigate the effect crop residue removal has on soil and water quality. With the respondent’s permission, measurements of crop residues will be compared with remote sensed data to measure crop residue cover and soil tillage intensity for the entire watershed. The survey will be conducted in several phases. The farm operator will only be involved in part of the survey. With the farmers permission the field enumerators will return several times during the growing season to measure and collect samples from the target areas. The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop production, livestock production, economic statistics, and environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the Census of Agriculture and it’s follow-on surveys. This project is conducted as a cooperative effort with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). 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 (Pub. L. 104–13) and E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 46376 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 150 / Friday, August 3, 2012 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V Respondents: Farmers, ranchers, and farm managers in the South Fork Watershed in Central Iowa. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 65 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from the NASS OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 720–2248. 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, July 25, 2012. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–18952 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Aug 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. 33376. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average a total of 70 minutes per respondent for the complete survey cycle. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The current zone project includes the following sites: Site 1 (1,710 acres)— Fort Custer Industrial Park, adjacent to W.K. Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, Calhoun County; and, Site 8 (.87 acres)—Silver Foam Distributing Company, 1609 Parnall Road, Jackson, Jackson County. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties, Michigan, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Battle Creek Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include existing Site 1 as a ‘‘magnet’’ sites and existing Site 8 as a ‘‘usagedriven’’ site. The application would have no impact on FTZ 43’s previously authorized subzones. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is October 2, 2012. Rebuttal comments in Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–57–2012] Foreign-Trade Zone 43—Battle Creek, MI; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, grantee of FTZ 43, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a general-purpose zone project. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on July 30, 2012. FTZ 43 was approved by the Board on October 19, 1978 (Board Order 138, 43 FR 50233, 10–27–1978) and expanded on December 27, 1990 (Board Order 496, 56 FR 675, 1–8–1991); January 3, 1992 (Board Orders 554 and 555, 57 FR 1143, 1–10–1992); and, June 20, 1997 (Board Orders 897 and 898, 62 FR 36043– 36044, 7–3–1997). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 EN03AU12.004</GPH> Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995).

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46375-46376]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18952]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent to Seek Approval To Conduct 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 seek approval to conduct a new information 
collection, the 2013 Residue and Biomass Field Survey.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 2, 2012 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
NEW, 2013 Residue and Biomass Field Survey by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number and 
title 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 5336A, Mail Stop 2024, 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: Residue and Biomass Field Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535--NEW.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Conduct a new 
Information Collection: The National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will 
request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the 
Residue and Biomass Field Survey.
    The Residue and Biomass Field Survey will use as a sampling 
universe fields in the South Fork watershed in central Iowa (Buckeye, 
IA). This study will investigate the effect crop residue removal has on 
soil and water quality. With the respondent's permission, measurements 
of crop residues will be compared with remote sensed data to measure 
crop residue cover and soil tillage intensity for the entire watershed. 
The survey will be conducted in several phases. The farm operator will 
only be involved in part of the survey. With the farmers permission the 
field enumerators will return several times during the growing season 
to measure and collect samples from the target areas.
    The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop 
production, livestock production, economic statistics, and 
environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the 
Census of Agriculture and it's follow-on surveys. This project is 
conducted as a cooperative effort with USDA's Agricultural Research 
Service (ARS).

    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 (Pub. L. 104-13) and

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Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 
FR 44978, August 29, 1995).
    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. 
33376.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average a total of 70 minutes per 
respondent for the complete survey cycle.
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    Respondents: Farmers, ranchers, and farm managers in the South Fork 
Watershed in Central Iowa.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 65 hours.
    Copies of this information collection and related instructions can 
be obtained without charge from the NASS OMB Clearance Officer, at 
(202) 720-2248.
    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, July 25, 2012.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-18952 Filed 8-2-12; 8:45 am]
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