Notice of Intent To Seek Reinstatement of an Information Collection, 17921-17922 [2013-06742]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 57 / Monday, March 25, 2013 / Notices L. No. 105–113). The 2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey will use a combined probability sample of all farms and horticultural operations that reported irrigation on the 2012 Census of Agriculture. This irrigation survey has questions for commodities other than horticultural specialties that will provide a comprehensive inventory of farm irrigation practices with detailed data relating to acres irrigated by category of land use, acres and yields of irrigated and non-irrigated crops, quantity of water applied, and method of application to selected crops. Also included will be 2013 expenditures for maintenance and repair of irrigation equipment and facilities; purchase of energy for on-farm pumping of irrigation water; investment in irrigation equipment, facilities, and land improvement; cost of water received from off-farm water supplies; and questions related to water reuse and security. The irrigation questions for horticultural specialties will provide the area irrigated in the open and under protection, source of water, and the irrigation by method used at the State level and by 20 Water Resource Regions (WRR). A new combined table will be published showing the total estimated quantity of water applied for crops including horticultural specialties. Irrigation data are used by the farmers, their representatives, government agencies, and many other groups concerned with the irrigation industry and water use issues. This survey will provide the only source of dependable, comparable irrigation data by State and Water Resources Region (WRR). The National Agricultural Statistics Service will use the information collected only for statistical purposes and will publish the data only as tabulated totals. Authority: The census of agriculture and subsequent follow-on censuses are required by law under the ‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ Public Law 105–113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g). 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, 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),’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Mar 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. The law guarantees farm operators that their individual information will be kept confidential. NASS uses the information only for statistical purposes and publishes only tabulated total data. These data are used by Congress when developing or changing farm programs. Many national and state programs are designed or allocated based on census data, i.e., soil conservation projects, funds for cooperative extension programs, and research funding. Private industry uses the data to provide more effective production and distribution systems for the agricultural community. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30–60 minutes per response. Publicity materials and instruction sheets will account for about 20 minutes of additional burden per respondent. Respondents who refuse to complete the survey will be allotted 2 minutes of burden per attempt to collect the data. Respondents: Farmers, Ranchers, Farm Managers, and producers of Nursery, Greenhouse and Floricultural Products. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 32,000 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from NASS 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, including 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, March 12, 2013. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–06740 Filed 3–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17921 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Reinstatement of 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 reinstatement of an information collection, the 2013 Census of Aquaculture. Revision to previous burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 24, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0237, by any of the following methods: • E-mail: 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 CDROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, D.C. 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: 2013 Census of Aquaculture. OMB Control Number: 0535–0237. Type of Request: Statement to Seek Reinstatement of an Information Collection: Abstract: The 2013 Census of Aquaculture will include all operations in each State that produced and sold $1,000 or more of aquaculture or aquaculture products during 2013. The aquaculture census will provide data on the number of farms, acreage, method of production, production and sales by aquaculture species, and sales outlets. Census data are used by the farmers, their representatives, the government, and many other groups of people SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17922 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 57 / Monday, March 25, 2013 / Notices concerned with the aquaculture industry. The census will provide a comprehensive inventory of aquaculture farms and their production. Results from the census will be used to evaluate new programs, disburse Federal funds, analyze market trends, and help determine the economic impact aquaculture has on the economy. The aquaculture census will provide the only source of dependable, comparable data by State. Authority: The census of agriculture and subsequent follow-on censuses are required by law under the ‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ Public Law 105–113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g). 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, 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. The law guarantees farm operators that their individual information will be kept confidential. NASS uses the information only for statistical purposes and publishes only tabulated total data. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 35 minutes per positive response, 10 minutes per screen-out, and 2 minutes per refusal. Respondents: Farmers and Farm Managers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,500. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,000 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from the NASS 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Mar 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 collected; and (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, 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, D.C., March 12, 2013. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–06742 Filed 3–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–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 Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation and Management Measures. OMB Control Number: 0648–0194. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 86. Average Hours per Response: Ecosystem monitoring application and annual report, one hour each; applications for new or exploratory fisheries, 28 hours; harvest/ transshipment applications, 2 hours; occasional radio transmissions to NMFS and phone calls to request an observer, 5 minutes each; vessel monitoring system installation, certification and annual maintenance, annualized to 3 hours; vessel marking, 45 minutes; gear marking, 2 hours; import and/or reexport permit applications and dealer preapproval of catch and re-export catch documents and import tickets, 15 minutes each; catch data submission, 30 minutes. Burden Hours: 386. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a current information collection. The revision refers to minor changes to the re-export catch document. The 1982 Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Resources (Convention) established the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). CCAMLR meets annually to adopt measures to conserve and manage the marine living resources of the Convention Area. The United States is a Contracting Party to the Convention and a member of CCAMLR and its Scientific Committee. The Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act (AMLRCA) directs and authorizes the United States to take actions necessary to meet its treaty obligations as a Contracting Party to the Convention. The regulations implementing AMLRCA are at 50 CFR part 300, Subpart G. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 300 form the basis for this collection of information. The reporting requirements included in this collection concern CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program activities, United States (U.S.) harvesting permit applicants and/or harvesting vessel operators, and U.S. importers and re-exporters of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: March 20, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–06721 Filed 3–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 57 (Monday, March 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17921-17922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06742]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Seek Reinstatement of 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 reinstatement of an information collection, the 
2013 Census of Aquaculture. Revision to previous burden hours may be 
needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling 
design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 24, 2013 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0237, by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: 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, 
D.C. 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: 2013 Census of Aquaculture.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0237.
    Type of Request: Statement to Seek Reinstatement of an Information 
Collection:
    Abstract: The 2013 Census of Aquaculture will include all 
operations in each State that produced and sold $1,000 or more of 
aquaculture or aquaculture products during 2013. The aquaculture census 
will provide data on the number of farms, acreage, method of 
production, production and sales by aquaculture species, and sales 
outlets. Census data are used by the farmers, their representatives, 
the government, and many other groups of people

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concerned with the aquaculture industry. The census will provide a 
comprehensive inventory of aquaculture farms and their production. 
Results from the census will be used to evaluate new programs, disburse 
Federal funds, analyze market trends, and help determine the economic 
impact aquaculture has on the economy. The aquaculture census will 
provide the only source of dependable, comparable data by State.
    Authority: The census of agriculture and subsequent follow-on 
censuses are required by law under the ``Census of Agriculture Act of 
1997,'' Public Law 105-113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g). 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, 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. The law guarantees farm operators that their individual 
information will be kept confidential. NASS uses the information only 
for statistical purposes and publishes only tabulated total data.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 35 minutes per positive response, 
10 minutes per screen-out, and 2 minutes per refusal.
    Respondents: Farmers and Farm Managers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,000 hours.
    Copies of this information collection and related instructions can 
be obtained without charge from the NASS 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, including 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, D.C., March 12, 2013.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
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