Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 11135 [2013-03537]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2013 / Notices Agricultural Research Service Title: Peer Review Related Forms for the Office of Scientific Quality Review. OMB Control Number: 0518–0028. Summary of Collection: The Office of Scientific Quality Review (OSQR) oversees peer review of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research plans in response to Congressional mandate in the Agricultural Research Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105–185, Section 103d). The ARS peer-review panels are scientists who review current scientific research projects. Need and Use of the Information: ARS will collect the following information: Confidentiality agreement, panelist information, peer review of an ARS research project, critique of ARS research project, panelist expense report, and panelist invoice. The information is used to manage the travel and stipend payments to panel reviewers and provide well-organized feedback to ARS’s researchers about their projects. If information were not collected, ARS would not meet the administrative or legislative requirements of the Peer Review Process as mandated by Public Law 105–185; Section 103(d). Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 230. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Weekly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 3,057. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agricultural Research Service Title: ARS Animal Health National Program Assessment Survey Form. OMB Control Number: 0518–0042. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is charged with extending the Nation’s scientific knowledge with research projects in agriculture, human nutrition, food safety, natural resources, the environment, and other topics affecting the Nation. Research in the Agency is conducted through coordinated National Programs on a five year cycle. The cycle ensures that ARS research meets OMB’s Research and Development Investment Criteria and other external requirements, including the Research Title of the Farm Bill, and the Government Performance and results Act of 1993 (GPRA). The ARS National Program 103 Animal Health (NP103) runs in a five year research cycle and is required to conduct a national program assessment to gather customer, stakeholder, and partner input to the next program cycle. Need and Use of the Information: The proposed assessment instrument will VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Feb 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 enable ARS to ascertain the level of customer and stakeholder satisfaction with the quality, relevance, and performance of its Animal Health research program. The information collected is also necessary to feed into the goals of the Program’s next five year cycle. Failure to collect input from our customers on the performance and impact of our research program would significantly inhibit the relevance and credibility of the research conducted at ARS. Description of Respondents: Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: 400. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (5 years). Total Burden Hours: 100. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–03543 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 11, 2013. 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 or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by March 18, 2013 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 11135 Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. 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. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Cold Storage. OMB Control Number: 0535–0001. Summary of Collection: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, value and disposition. The monthly Cold Storage Survey provides information on national supplies of food in refrigerated storage facilities. A biennial survey of refrigerated warehouses is also conducted to provide a benchmark of the capacity available for refrigerated storage of the nation’s food supply. The data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). This statute specifies ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain * * * by the collection of statistics * * * and shall distribute them among agriculturists.’’ Need and Use of the Information: USDA agencies such as the World Agricultural Outlook Board, Economic Research Service, and Agricultural Marketing Service use this information from the Cold Storage report in setting and administering government commodity programs and in supply and demand analysis. Included in the report are stocks of pork bellies, frozen orange juice concentrate, butter, and cheese which are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade. The timing and frequency of the surveys have evolved to meet the needs of producers, facilities, agribusinesses, and government agencies. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 1,700. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly; Biennially. Total Burden Hours: 4,173. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–03537 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 11, 2013.
    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 or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by March 
18, 2013 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office 
Building, 725--17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are 
encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. 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.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

    Title: Cold Storage.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0001.
    Summary of Collection: The primary objective of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue State 
and national estimates of crop and livestock production, value and 
disposition. The monthly Cold Storage Survey provides information on 
national supplies of food in refrigerated storage facilities. A 
biennial survey of refrigerated warehouses is also conducted to provide 
a benchmark of the capacity available for refrigerated storage of the 
nation's food supply. The data will be collected under the authority of 
7 U.S.C. 2204(a). This statute specifies ``The Secretary of Agriculture 
shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which 
he can obtain * * * by the collection of statistics * * * and shall 
distribute them among agriculturists.''
    Need and Use of the Information: USDA agencies such as the World 
Agricultural Outlook Board, Economic Research Service, and Agricultural 
Marketing Service use this information from the Cold Storage report in 
setting and administering government commodity programs and in supply 
and demand analysis. Included in the report are stocks of pork bellies, 
frozen orange juice concentrate, butter, and cheese which are traded on 
the Chicago Board of Trade. The timing and frequency of the surveys 
have evolved to meet the needs of producers, facilities, 
agribusinesses, and government agencies.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 1,700.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly; Biennially.
    Total Burden Hours: 4,173.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-03537 Filed 2-14-13; 8:45 am]
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