Notice of Intent to Seek Approval To Collect Information, 44923-44924 [2013-17887]

Download as PDF ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices following marketing order program citations: 7 CFR parts 932 (California olives), 945 (Idaho/Oregon potatoes), 946 (Washington potatoes), 947 (Oregon/California potatoes), 948 (Colorado potatoes), 953 (North Carolina/Virginia potatoes), 955 (Vidalia onions), 956 (Walla Walla onions), 958 (Idaho/Oregon onions), 959 (South Texas onions), 966 (Florida tomatoes), 981 (California almonds), 982 (Oregon/ Washington hazelnuts), 984 (California walnuts), 985 (Northwest spearmint oil), 987 (California dates), 989 (California raisins), 993 (California dried prunes), and 999 (Specialty Crop Import Regulation). Currently, the following marketing orders are suspended at the respective industry’s request, meaning their handling regulations and most of their information collection requirements are not active: 947 (Oregon/California potatoes); 953 (North Carolina/Virginia potatoes); and 993 (California dried prunes). The industries are in the process of determining whether to reactivate or permanently terminate their marketing order. In addition, the import regulation for California dried prunes, as contained in 7 CFR 999.200— Regulation governing the importation of prunes—is indefinitely suspended, effective January 17, 2009 (Federal Register, Vol. 74 No. 11). Order regulations help ensure adequate supplies of high quality products for consumers and adequate returns to producers. Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), industries enter into marketing order programs. The Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) is authorized to oversee the order operations and issue regulations recommended by a committee or board of representatives from each commodity industry. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the Act, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the marketing orders. Under the Act, orders may authorize: Production and marketing research including paid advertising, volume regulations, reserves, including pools and producer allotments, container regulations, and quality control. Assessments are levied on handlers regulated under the marketing orders. Also pursuant to Section 8e of the Act, importers of raisins, dates, and dried prunes are required to submit certain information. USDA requires several forms to be filed in order to enable the VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 administration of each marketing order. These include forms covering the selection process for industry members to serve on a marketing order’s committee or board and ballots used in referenda to amend or continue marketing order programs. Under Federal marketing orders, producers and handlers are nominated by their peers to serve as representatives on a committee or board which administers each program. Nominees must provide information on their qualifications to serve on the committee or board. Nominees are selected by the Secretary. Formal rulemaking amendments must be approved in referenda conducted by USDA and the Secretary. For the purposes of this action, ballots are considered information collections and are subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. If an order is amended, handlers are asked to sign an agreement indicating their willingness to abide by the provisions of the amended order. Some forms are required to be filed with the committee or board. The orders and their rules and regulations authorize the respective commodities’ committees and boards, the agencies responsible for local administration of the orders, to require handlers and producers to submit certain information. Much of the information is compiled in aggregate and provided to the respective industries to assist in marketing decisions. The committees and boards have developed forms as a means for persons to file required information relating to supplies, shipments, and dispositions of their respective commodities, and other information needed to effectively carry out the purpose of the Act and their respective orders, and these forms are utilized accordingly. The forms covered under this information collection require the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the orders, and their use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act as expressed in the orders and the rules and regulations issued under the orders. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the committees and boards and authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Program’s regional and headquarters staff. Authorized committee/board employees are the primary users of the information and AMS is the secondary user. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.10 hours per response. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44923 Respondents: Producers, handlers, processors, dehydrators, cooperatives, manufacturers, importers, and public members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,626. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 174,142. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.47 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,498.50 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. All comments received will be available for public inspection at the street address in the ‘‘Comment’’ section and can be viewed at: www.regulations.gov. Dated: July 17 2013. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2013–17831 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agriculture Research Service Notice of Intent to Seek Approval To Collect Information Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library’s (NAL) intent to request the approval of the Food Safety Education and Training Materials Sharing form from people who work in the food safety education and training fields. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 44924 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices Comments on this notice must be received by September 23, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Tara Smith, USDA, Agriculture Research Service, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 108–B, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. Comments may be sent by fax to (301) 504–6409, or by email to tara.smith@ars.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Smith, telephone (301) 504–5515. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Food Safety Education and Training Materials Sharing Form DATES: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3410–03–P OMB Number: OMB control number is 0518–0046. Expiration Date: Three years from the date of approval. Type of Request: Approval for data collection from individuals working in the areas of food safety education and training. Abstract: The Food Safety Education and Training Materials Sharing form contains three sections and is used to collect information about materials developed to support food safety education (e.g. DVDs, posters, curriculum, kits) for inclusion in NAL’s Food Safety Education and Training Materials Database. The questionnaire collects the name and email address of the person submitting the form, information on the resource/education material developed (e.g. title, target audience focus, a description, publisher/distributor information and information on the author) to determine if a readability formula was used or if the project is associated with a grant or other funded mechanism. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per respondent. Respondents: Individuals working in the areas of food safety education and training. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35 per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 525 minutes or 8.75 hours. 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 the assumptions used; 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: July 16, 2013. Caird E. Rexroad, Jr., Associate Administrator, ARS. [FR Doc. 2013–17887 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] Authority: Pub. L. 104–13; 5 CFR Part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995) VerDate Mar<15>2010 (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 respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology. Comments should be sent to the address in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2012–0035] Monsanto Co.; Availability of Plant Pest Risk Assessment, Environmental Assessment, Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact, and Preliminary Determination of Nonregulated Status of Canola Genetically Engineered for Herbicide Resistance Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a preliminary determination regarding a request from the Monsanto Company seeking a determination of nonregulated status of canola designated as MON 88302, which has been genetically engineered for resistance to the herbicide glyphosate with more flexibility in the timing of herbicide application. We are also making available for public review our plant pest risk assessment, environmental assessment, and preliminary finding of no significant impact for the preliminary determination of nonregulated status. DATES: We will consider any information that we receive on or before August 26, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit any information by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0035. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2012–0035, Regulatory Analysis SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents for this petition and any other information we receive on this docket may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0035 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. Supporting documents for this petition are also available on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ biotechnology/ petitions_table_pending.shtml under APHIS Petition Number 11–188–01p. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Rebecca Stankiewicz Gabel, Chief, Biotechnology Environmental Analysis Branch, Environmental Risk Analysis Programs, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 147, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–3927, email: rebecca.l.stankiewiczgabel@aphis.usda.gov. To obtain copies of the petition, contact Ms. Cindy Eck at (301) 851–3892, email: cynthia.a.eck@aphis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under the authority of the plant pest provisions of the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the regulations in 7 CFR part 340, ‘‘Introduction of Organisms and Products Altered or Produced Through Genetic Engineering Which Are Plant Pests or Which There Is Reason to Believe Are Plant Pests,’’ regulate, among other things, the introduction (importation, interstate movement, or release into the environment) of organisms and products altered or produced through genetic engineering that are plant pests or that there is reason to believe are plant pests. Such genetically engineered (GE) organisms and products are considered ‘‘regulated articles.’’ The regulations in § 340.6(a) provide that any person may submit a petition to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) seeking a determination that an article should not be regulated under 7 CFR part 340. APHIS received a petition (APHIS Petition Number 11–188–01p) from the Monsanto Company (Monsanto) of St. Louis, MO, seeking a determination of nonregulated status of canola (Brassica napus) designated as event MON 88302, E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 143 (Thursday, July 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44923-44924]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17887]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agriculture Research Service


Notice of Intent to Seek Approval To Collect Information

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library's (NAL) 
intent to request the approval of the Food Safety Education and 
Training Materials Sharing form from people who work in the food safety 
education and training fields.

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DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 23, 2013 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Tara Smith, 
USDA, Agriculture Research Service, National Agricultural Library, 
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 108-B, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. 
Comments may be sent by fax to (301) 504-6409, or by email to 
tara.smith@ars.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Smith, telephone (301) 504-5515.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Food Safety Education and Training Materials Sharing Form

    Authority:  Pub. L. 104-13; 5 CFR Part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 
29, 1995)

    OMB Number: OMB control number is 0518-0046.
    Expiration Date: Three years from the date of approval.
    Type of Request: Approval for data collection from individuals 
working in the areas of food safety education and training.
    Abstract: The Food Safety Education and Training Materials Sharing 
form contains three sections and is used to collect information about 
materials developed to support food safety education (e.g. DVDs, 
posters, curriculum, kits) for inclusion in NAL's Food Safety Education 
and Training Materials Database. The questionnaire collects the name 
and email address of the person submitting the form, information on the 
resource/education material developed (e.g. title, target audience 
focus, a description, publisher/distributor information and information 
on the author) to determine if a readability formula was used or if the 
project is associated with a grant or other funded mechanism.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 15 minutes per respondent.
    Respondents: Individuals working in the areas of food safety 
education and training.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 35 per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 525 minutes or 8.75 
hours.
    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 the 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 
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technology. Comments should be sent to the address 
in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and 
included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: July 16, 2013.
Caird E. Rexroad, Jr.,
Associate Administrator, ARS.
[FR Doc. 2013-17887 Filed 7-24-13; 8:45 am]
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