Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 52497-52498 [2013-20555]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2013 / Notices Economics Advisory Board will meet September 12–13, 2013. The public may file written comments before or up to two weeks after the meeting with the contact person. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at The Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036. Written comments from the public may be sent to the Contact Person identified in this notice at: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 3901 South Building, United States Department of Agriculture, STOP 0321, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0321. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Morgan-Jordan, Program Support Coordinator, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board; telephone: (202) 720–3684; fax: (202)720–6199; or email: Shirley.Morgan@ars.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Honorable Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and the Under Secretary of Research, Education, and Economics Dr. Catherine Woteki have been invited to provide brief remarks and welcome the new Board members during the meeting. On Thursday, September 12, 2013 the full Advisory Board will convene at 8:00 a.m. and end by 5:00 p.m. followed by an evening session beginning at 6:00 p.m. Specific items on the agenda will include a discussion related to the report of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and updates from each of the agencies of the Research, Education and Economics Mission Area. The evening session will end by 8:00 p.m. On Friday, September 13, 2013, the Board will reconvene at 8:00 a.m. to discuss initial recommendations resulting from the meeting and future planning for the Board; to organize the membership of the committees, and working groups of the Advisory Board; and to finalize Board business for the meeting. The Board Meeting will adjourn by 12:00 p.m. (noon). This meeting is open to the public and any interested individuals wishing to attend. Opportunity for public comment will be offered each day of the meeting. Written comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be welcomed for the public record before and up to two weeks following the Board meeting (by close of business Monday, September 30, 2013). All statements will become a part of the official record of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Education, and Economics Advisory Board and will be kept on file for public review in the Research, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office. Done at Washington, DC this August 13, 2013. Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2013–20618 Filed 8–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Export Sales Reporting program. SUMMARY: Comments should be submitted no later than October 22, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments as requested in this document. In your comment, include the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) and volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier: Peter W. Burr, Branch Chief, Export Sales Reporting Branch, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021, STOP 1021; or by email at Pete.Burr@ fas.usda.gov; or by telephone at (202) 720–3274; or fax to (202) 720–0876. Comments will be available for inspection online at http:// www.regulations.gov and at the mail address listed above between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52497 Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Confidentiality: All submitted comments and attachments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure. Do not enclose any material in your comments that you consider to be confidential or that is inappropriate for public disclosure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter W. Burr, Branch Chief, Export Sales Reporting, STOP 1025, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1025; or by telephone (202) 720–9209; or by email: esr@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Export Sales (Reporting Program) of U.S. Agricultural Commodities. OMB Number: 0551–0007. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2014. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 602 of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, as amended, (7 U.S.C. 5712) requires the reporting of information pertaining to contracts for export sale of certain specified agricultural commodities and other commodities that may be designated by the Secretary. In accordance with Sec. 602, individual weekly reports submitted shall remain confidential and shall be compiled and published in compilation form each week following the week of reporting. Any person who knowingly fails to report shall be fined not more than $25,000 or imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both. Regulations at 7 CFR part 20 implement the reporting requirements, and prescribe a system for reporting information pertaining to contracts for export sales. USDA’s Export Sales Reporting System was created after the large unexpected purchase of U.S. wheat and corn by the Soviet Union in 1972. To make sure that all parties involved in the production and export of U.S. grain have access to up-to-date export information, the U.S. Congress mandated an export sales reporting requirement in 1973. Prior to the establishment of the Export Sales Reporting System, it was difficult for the public to obtain information on export sales activity until the actual shipments had taken place. This frequently resulted in considerable delay in the availability of information. Under the Export Sales Reporting System, U.S. exporters are required to report all large sales of certain E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 52498 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2013 / Notices designated commodities by 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the next business day after the sale is made. The designated commodities for these daily reports are wheat (by class), barley, corn, grain sorghum, oats, soybeans, soybean cake and meal, and soybean oil. Large sales for all reportable commodities except soybean oil are defined as 100,000 metric tons or more of one commodity in 1 day to a single destination or 200,000 tons or more of one commodity during the weekly reporting period. Large sales for soybean oil are 20,000 tons and 40,000 tons, respectively. Weekly reports are also required, regardless of the size of the sales transaction, for all of these commodities, as well as wheat products, rye, flaxseed, linseed oil, sunflowerseed oil, cotton (by staple length), cottonseed, cottonseed cake and meal, cottonseed oil, rice (by class), cattle hides and skins (cattle, calf, and kip), beef and pork. The reporting week for the export sales reporting system is Friday–Thursday. The Secretary of Agriculture has the authority to add other commodities to this list. U.S. exporters provide information on the quantity of their sales transactions, the type and class of commodity, the marketing year of shipment, and the destination. They also report any changes in previously reported information, such as cancellations and changes in destinations. The estimated total annual burden of 47,907 hours in the OMB inventory for the currently approved information collection increased because of the addition of pork to the program. Estimate of Burden: The average burden, including the time for reviewing instructions, gathering data needed, completing forms, and record keeping is estimated to be 30 minutes. Respondents: All exporters of wheat and wheat flour, feed grains, oilseeds, cotton, rice, cattle hides and skins, beef, pork, and any products thereof, and other commodities that the Secretary may designate as produced in the United States. Estimated number of respondents: 380. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 252. Requests for Comments: Send comments regarding (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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Government Paperwork Elimination Act: FAS is committed to compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, which requires Government agencies, in general, to provide the public the option of submitting information or transacting business electronically to the maximum extent possible. Signed at Washington, DC, on August 8, 2013. Philip Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2013–20555 Filed 8–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service White Pine-Nye Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The White Pine-Nye Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Eureka, Nevada. The Committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination 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 purpose of the RAC is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is: (1) Review and approve previous meeting minutes and business expenses; (2) Review and recommend funding allocations for proposed projects; and (3) Public Comments. DATES: The meeting will be held September 23, 2013 and will begin at 9:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time. All RAC meetings are subject to change or cancellation. For status of the White Pine-Nye RAC meetings prior to attending each meeting, contact the RAC Coordinator listed under For Further Information Contact. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Eureka County Annex, 701 S. Main Street, Eureka, Nevada. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Information. 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 Tonopah Ranger District Office. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Bernardi, RAC Coordinator, at 775–482–6286 or by email lebernardi@ 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information, including the agenda, for the White Pine-Nye RAC is at Web site: https://fsplaces.fs.fed.us/ fsfiles/unit/wo/secure_rural_schools.nsf. The meeting summary will be posted at the Web site within 21 days of the meeting. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the RAC may file written statements with the RAC before or after the meeting. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by September 16, 2013 to be scheduled on the agenda. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments should be sent to Linda Bernardi, RAC Coordinator, Tonopah Ranger District, P.O. Box 3940, Tonopah, Nevada 89049; comments may also be sent via email to lebernardi@ fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 775–482– 3053. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make a request in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 164 (Friday, August 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52497-52498]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20555]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice 
announces the Department's intention to request an extension for a 
currently approved information collection in support of the Export 
Sales Reporting program.

DATES: Comments should be submitted no later than October 22, 2013 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments as requested in this 
document. In your comment, include the Regulation Identifier Number 
(RIN) and volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal 
Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier: Peter W. Burr, Branch 
Chief, Export Sales Reporting Branch, Import Policies and Export 
Reporting Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural 
Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-1021, STOP 
1021; or by email at Pete.Burr@fas.usda.gov; or by telephone at (202) 
720-3274; or fax to (202) 720-0876.
    Comments will be available for inspection online at http://www.regulations.gov and at the mail address listed above between 8:00 
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
    Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for 
communication of information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) 
should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
    Confidentiality: All submitted comments and attachments are part of 
the public record and subject to disclosure. Do not enclose any 
material in your comments that you consider to be confidential or that 
is inappropriate for public disclosure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter W. Burr, Branch Chief, Export 
Sales Reporting, STOP 1025, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20250-1025; or by telephone (202) 720-9209; or by email: 
esr@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Export Sales (Reporting Program) of U.S. Agricultural 
Commodities.
    OMB Number: 0551-0007.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2014.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Section 602 of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, as 
amended, (7 U.S.C. 5712) requires the reporting of information 
pertaining to contracts for export sale of certain specified 
agricultural commodities and other commodities that may be designated 
by the Secretary. In accordance with Sec. 602, individual weekly 
reports submitted shall remain confidential and shall be compiled and 
published in compilation form each week following the week of 
reporting. Any person who knowingly fails to report shall be fined not 
more than $25,000 or imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both. 
Regulations at 7 CFR part 20 implement the reporting requirements, and 
prescribe a system for reporting information pertaining to contracts 
for export sales.
    USDA's Export Sales Reporting System was created after the large 
unexpected purchase of U.S. wheat and corn by the Soviet Union in 1972. 
To make sure that all parties involved in the production and export of 
U.S. grain have access to up-to-date export information, the U.S. 
Congress mandated an export sales reporting requirement in 1973. Prior 
to the establishment of the Export Sales Reporting System, it was 
difficult for the public to obtain information on export sales activity 
until the actual shipments had taken place. This frequently resulted in 
considerable delay in the availability of information.
    Under the Export Sales Reporting System, U.S. exporters are 
required to report all large sales of certain

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designated commodities by 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the next business 
day after the sale is made. The designated commodities for these daily 
reports are wheat (by class), barley, corn, grain sorghum, oats, 
soybeans, soybean cake and meal, and soybean oil. Large sales for all 
reportable commodities except soybean oil are defined as 100,000 metric 
tons or more of one commodity in 1 day to a single destination or 
200,000 tons or more of one commodity during the weekly reporting 
period. Large sales for soybean oil are 20,000 tons and 40,000 tons, 
respectively.
    Weekly reports are also required, regardless of the size of the 
sales transaction, for all of these commodities, as well as wheat 
products, rye, flaxseed, linseed oil, sunflowerseed oil, cotton (by 
staple length), cottonseed, cottonseed cake and meal, cottonseed oil, 
rice (by class), cattle hides and skins (cattle, calf, and kip), beef 
and pork. The reporting week for the export sales reporting system is 
Friday-Thursday. The Secretary of Agriculture has the authority to add 
other commodities to this list.
    U.S. exporters provide information on the quantity of their sales 
transactions, the type and class of commodity, the marketing year of 
shipment, and the destination. They also report any changes in 
previously reported information, such as cancellations and changes in 
destinations.
    The estimated total annual burden of 47,907 hours in the OMB 
inventory for the currently approved information collection increased 
because of the addition of pork to the program.
    Estimate of Burden: The average burden, including the time for 
reviewing instructions, gathering data needed, completing forms, and 
record keeping is estimated to be 30 minutes.
    Respondents: All exporters of wheat and wheat flour, feed grains, 
oilseeds, cotton, rice, cattle hides and skins, beef, pork, and any 
products thereof, and other commodities that the Secretary may 
designate as produced in the United States.
    Estimated number of respondents: 380.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 252.
    Requests for Comments: Send comments regarding (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; (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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Government Paperwork Elimination Act: FAS is committed to 
compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, which 
requires Government agencies, in general, to provide the public the 
option of submitting information or transacting business electronically 
to the maximum extent possible.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on August 8, 2013.
Philip Karsting,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-20555 Filed 8-22-13; 8:45 am]
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