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Download as PDF 42747 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 137 Wednesday, July 17, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Federal Seed Act Program. OMB Control Number: 0581–0026. Summary of Collection: The Federal Seed Act (FSA) (7 U.S.C. 1551–1611) regulates agricultural and vegetable seeds in interstate commerce. Agricultural and vegetable seeds shipped in interstate commerce are required to be labeled with certain quality information such as the name of the seed, the purity, the germination, and the noxious-weed seeds of the state into which the seed is being shipped. State seed regulatory agencies refer to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) complaints involving seed found to be mislabeled and to have moved in interstate commerce. AMS investigates the alleged violations and if the violation is substantiated, takes regulatory action ranging from letters of warning to monetary penalties. AMS will collect information from records of each lot of seed and make them available for inspection by agents of the Secretary. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected consists of records pertaining to interstate shipments of seed which have been alleged to be in violation of the FSA. The shipper’s records pertaining to a complaint are examined by FSA program specialists and are used to determine if a violation of the FSA occurred. The records are also used to determine if the precautions taken by the shipper assure that the seed was accurately labeled and determine the corrective steps that can be taken by the shipper to prevent future violations. The FSA program would be ineffective without the ability to examine pertinent records as necessary to resolve complaints of violations. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farm. Number of Respondents: 3,086. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES July 12, 2013. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by August 16, 2013. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:23 Jul 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 27,946. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Regulations Governing Inspection Certification of Fresh and Processed Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products—7 CFR part 51 and 52. OMB Control Number: 0581–0125. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) Fresh Products Division merged with the Processed Products Division. The newly combined program is named Specialty Crops Inspection Division (SCI Division). With the merger of these two Divisions, information collection 0581–0234 ‘‘Domestic Origin Verification System (DOVS): Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of Processed Fruits and Vegetables and Related Products’’ is being merged into the renewal of 0581– 0125 ‘‘Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification, Standards, and Audit Services for Fresh and Processed Fruit, Vegetables, and Other Products,’’ and re-titled ‘‘Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of Fresh and Processed Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products 7 CFR part 51 and 52.’’ The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to inspect, certify and identify the class, quantity, quality and condition of agricultural produces when shipped or received in interstate commerce, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, etc. The Secretary has delegated this authority to the AMS SCI Division. The SCI Division provides nationwide audit and inspection services for fresh and processed fruits, vegetables, and other products to growers, shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers, and other financially interested parties on a ‘‘user fee’’ basis. Need and Use of the Information: The SCI Division collects information using various forms. This information includes: the name and location of the person or company shipping and receiving the product(s), the name and location of the person or company requesting the inspection, the date and time the inspection is requested to be performed, the type and location of the product to be inspected, the type of inspection being requested and any information that will identify the product. The information collected E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 42748 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2013 / Notices ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES provides services for inspection, grading, certification purposes, and other services to facilitate trading of agricultural products, e.g., providing import product inspections, export product inspections, contract and specification acceptance services, facility assessments, and certification of quantity and quality; verification and auditing; and developing standards for grades of products. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 8,422. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 21,127. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Seed Service Testing Program. OMB Control Number: 0581–0140. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946, as amended by 7 U.S.C. 1621 authorizes the Secretary to inspect and certify the quality of agricultural products and collect such fees as reasonable to cover the cost of service rendered. The purpose of the voluntary program is to promote efficient, orderly marketing of seeds and assist in the development of new and expanding markets. Under the program, samples of agricultural and vegetable seeds submitted to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) are tested for factors such as purity and germination at the request of the applicant for the service. The Testing Section of the Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch of AMS that test the seed and issues the certificates is the only Federal seed testing facility that can issue the Federal Seed Analysis Certificate. Need and Use of the Information: Applicants generally are seed firms who use the seed analysis certificates to represent the quality of seed lots to foreign customers according to the terms specified in contracts of trade. The only information collected is information needed to provide the service requested by the applicant. Applicants must provide information such as the kind and quantity of seed, tests to be performed, and seed treatment if present, along with a sample of seed in order for AMS to provide the service. A Seed Analysis Certificate-Sample Inspection or ISTA orange International Seed Lot Certificate is issued by AMS giving the test results. Only authorized AMS employees use the information collected to track, test, and report test results to the applicant. If the information were not collected, AMS would not know which test to conduct or would not be able to relate the test results with a specific lot of seed. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:23 Jul 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farms; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 76. Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion: Total Burden Hours: 484. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Information Order. OMB Control Number: 0581–0264. Summary of Collection: The Order is authorized under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7411–7425). The Order provides for the development and financing of a coordinated program of research, promotion, and information for softwood lumber including projects relating to consumer information, advertising, sales promotion, market development and product research to assist, improve, or promote the marketing, distribution, and utilization of softwood lumber. Need and Use of the Information: The program is administered by a Board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and financed by a mandatory assessment on domestic manufacturers and importers of softwood lumber. The information required under this program is gathered through several forms. The Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight to ensure: (1) Funds are collected and properly accounted for; (2) expenditures of all funds are for the purposes authorized by the enabling legislation; and (3) the Board’s administration of the program conforms to USDA policy. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farms. Number of Respondents: 1,478. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually, quarterly; recordkeeping. Total Burden Hours: 1,871. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–17130 Filed 7–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Virginia Resource Advisory Committee Meetings Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Roanoke, Virginia on the dates listed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 below. The Committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (the Act) (Pub. L. 112–141) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92–463). The RAC’s purposes are to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to prioritize and recommend projects for funding. The meetings will be held every Friday between August 23, 2013, and September 27, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST) Exact meeting dates are as follow: 1. August 23, 2013—10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2. August 30, 2013—10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3. September 6, 2013—10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 4. September 13, 2013—10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 5. September 20, 2013—10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 6. September 27, 2013—10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All Resource Advisory Committee meetings are subject to change or cancellation. For status of Resource Advisory Committee meetings prior to attending each meeting, contact: Michael Williams, Public Affairs Specialist, Supervisor’s Office, 540– 265–5173, mrwilliams04@fs.fed.us. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Supervisor’s Office Conference Room at 5162 Valleypointe Parkway, Roanoke, Virginia. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information listed below. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to 540–265–5100 to facilitate entry into the building in order to view comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Williams, Public Affairs Specialist, Supervisor’s Office, 540– 265–5173, mrwilliams04@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. DATES: E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 12, 2013.
    The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information 
collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 on or after the date 
of publication of this notice. 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 should 
be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; 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.
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received by August 16, 2013. 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.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Federal Seed Act Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0026.
    Summary of Collection: The Federal Seed Act (FSA) (7 U.S.C. 1551-
1611) regulates agricultural and vegetable seeds in interstate 
commerce. Agricultural and vegetable seeds shipped in interstate 
commerce are required to be labeled with certain quality information 
such as the name of the seed, the purity, the germination, and the 
noxious-weed seeds of the state into which the seed is being shipped. 
State seed regulatory agencies refer to the Agricultural Marketing 
Service (AMS) complaints involving seed found to be mislabeled and to 
have moved in interstate commerce. AMS investigates the alleged 
violations and if the violation is substantiated, takes regulatory 
action ranging from letters of warning to monetary penalties. AMS will 
collect information from records of each lot of seed and make them 
available for inspection by agents of the Secretary.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected consists 
of records pertaining to interstate shipments of seed which have been 
alleged to be in violation of the FSA. The shipper's records pertaining 
to a complaint are examined by FSA program specialists and are used to 
determine if a violation of the FSA occurred. The records are also used 
to determine if the precautions taken by the shipper assure that the 
seed was accurately labeled and determine the corrective steps that can 
be taken by the shipper to prevent future violations. The FSA program 
would be ineffective without the ability to examine pertinent records 
as necessary to resolve complaints of violations.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farm.
    Number of Respondents: 3,086.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 27,946.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Regulations Governing Inspection Certification of Fresh and 
Processed Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products--7 CFR part 51 and 52.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0125.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) 
Fresh Products Division merged with the Processed Products Division. 
The newly combined program is named Specialty Crops Inspection Division 
(SCI Division). With the merger of these two Divisions, information 
collection 0581-0234 ``Domestic Origin Verification System (DOVS): 
Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification of Processed Fruits 
and Vegetables and Related Products'' is being merged into the renewal 
of 0581-0125 ``Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification, 
Standards, and Audit Services for Fresh and Processed Fruit, 
Vegetables, and Other Products,'' and re-titled ``Regulations Governing 
Inspection and Certification of Fresh and Processed Fruits, Vegetables 
and Other Products 7 CFR part 51 and 52.''
    The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1621-
1627) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to inspect, 
certify and identify the class, quantity, quality and condition of 
agricultural produces when shipped or received in interstate commerce, 
under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, etc. 
The Secretary has delegated this authority to the AMS SCI Division. The 
SCI Division provides nationwide audit and inspection services for 
fresh and processed fruits, vegetables, and other products to growers, 
shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers, and other financially 
interested parties on a ``user fee'' basis.
    Need and Use of the Information: The SCI Division collects 
information using various forms. This information includes: the name 
and location of the person or company shipping and receiving the 
product(s), the name and location of the person or company requesting 
the inspection, the date and time the inspection is requested to be 
performed, the type and location of the product to be inspected, the 
type of inspection being requested and any information that will 
identify the product. The information collected

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provides services for inspection, grading, certification purposes, and 
other services to facilitate trading of agricultural products, e.g., 
providing import product inspections, export product inspections, 
contract and specification acceptance services, facility assessments, 
and certification of quantity and quality; verification and auditing; 
and developing standards for grades of products.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit.
    Number of Respondents: 8,422.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 21,127.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Seed Service Testing Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0140.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 
1946, as amended by 7 U.S.C. 1621 authorizes the Secretary to inspect 
and certify the quality of agricultural products and collect such fees 
as reasonable to cover the cost of service rendered. The purpose of the 
voluntary program is to promote efficient, orderly marketing of seeds 
and assist in the development of new and expanding markets. Under the 
program, samples of agricultural and vegetable seeds submitted to the 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) are tested for factors such as 
purity and germination at the request of the applicant for the service. 
The Testing Section of the Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch of AMS 
that test the seed and issues the certificates is the only Federal seed 
testing facility that can issue the Federal Seed Analysis Certificate.
    Need and Use of the Information: Applicants generally are seed 
firms who use the seed analysis certificates to represent the quality 
of seed lots to foreign customers according to the terms specified in 
contracts of trade. The only information collected is information 
needed to provide the service requested by the applicant. Applicants 
must provide information such as the kind and quantity of seed, tests 
to be performed, and seed treatment if present, along with a sample of 
seed in order for AMS to provide the service. A Seed Analysis 
Certificate-Sample Inspection or ISTA orange International Seed Lot 
Certificate is issued by AMS giving the test results. Only authorized 
AMS employees use the information collected to track, test, and report 
test results to the applicant. If the information were not collected, 
AMS would not know which test to conduct or would not be able to relate 
the test results with a specific lot of seed.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farms; 
State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 76.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion:
    Total Burden Hours: 484.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and 
Information Order.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0264.
    Summary of Collection: The Order is authorized under the Commodity 
Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7411-7425). 
The Order provides for the development and financing of a coordinated 
program of research, promotion, and information for softwood lumber 
including projects relating to consumer information, advertising, sales 
promotion, market development and product research to assist, improve, 
or promote the marketing, distribution, and utilization of softwood 
lumber.
    Need and Use of the Information: The program is administered by a 
Board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and financed by a 
mandatory assessment on domestic manufacturers and importers of 
softwood lumber. The information required under this program is 
gathered through several forms. The Agricultural Marketing Service 
provides oversight to ensure: (1) Funds are collected and properly 
accounted for; (2) expenditures of all funds are for the purposes 
authorized by the enabling legislation; and (3) the Board's 
administration of the program conforms to USDA policy.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farms.
    Number of Respondents: 1,478.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually, quarterly; 
recordkeeping.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,871.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-17130 Filed 7-16-13; 8:45 am]
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