Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 52897 [2013-20833]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture; is to advance scientific knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human and animal health and well-being, and communities by creating opportunities for youth. 4–H is the premier youth development program of the United States Department of Agriculture. Originating in the early 1900’s as ‘‘four-square education,’’ the 4–H’s (head-heart-hands-health) seek to promote positive youth development, facilitate learning and engage youth in the work of their community to enhance the quality of life. Need and Use of the Information: The annual 4–H Enrollment Report is the principal means by which the 4–H movement can keep track of its progress, as well as emerging needs, potential problems and opportunities. All of the information necessary to run the 4–H program is collected from individuals clubs, and other units. Without the information it would be impossible to justify federal funding for the 4–H program. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 100. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 101. National Institute of Food and Agriculture Title: Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Shortage Situation. OMB Control Number: 0524–0046. Summary of Collection: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) established a process to designate veterinarian shortage situations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) as authorized under section 1415A of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1997. This information collection applies to Subpart A of 7 CFR part 3431. The purpose of the program is to assure an adequate supply of trained food animal veterinarians in shortage situations and provide USDA with a pool of veterinary specialists to assist in the control and eradication of animal disease outbreaks. Need and Use of the Information: NIFA will collect information using the Veterinarian Shortage Situation Nomination form. Applications for the VMLRP will be accepted from eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in one of the designated shortage situations in exchange for the repayment of the veterinarian’s qualifying educational loans. The nomination form includes a series of questions that will need to be answered before the nomination can be VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:54 Aug 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 52897 submitted to the peer panelists for their review and recommendations. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 60. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 480. 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. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. Title: National Sheep Industry Improvement Center. OMB Control Number: 0581–0263. Summary of Collection: The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC) was initially authorized under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (Act) (Pub. L. 104– 127). The initial legislation included a provision that privatized the NSIIC 10 years after its ratification. Subsequently, the NSIIC was privatized on September 30, 1996. In 2008, the NSIIC was reestablished under Title XI of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 also known as the 2008 Farm Bill. Section 11009 of the 2008 Farm Bill repealed the requirement in section 375(e)(6) of the Act to privatize the NSIIC. The management of the NSIIC is vested in a Board of Directors (Board) that is appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. The primary objective of the NSIIC is to assist U.S. sheep and goat industries by strengthening and enhancing the production and marketing of sheep, goats, and their products in the United States. Need and Use of the Information: Information is collected using the forms ‘‘Nominations for Appointments;’’ ‘‘Background Information, AD–755;’’ and ‘‘Nominee’s Agreement to Serve.’’ AMS accepts nominations for membership on the Board from national organizations that (1) consist primarily of active sheep or goat producers in the United States and (2) have the primary interest of sheep or goat production in the United States. The information collection requirements in the request are essential to carry out the intent of the enabling legislation. Description of Respondents: National Organizations consisting primarily of active sheep or goat producers in the U.S. Number of Respondents: 10. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 6. [FR Doc. 2013–20828 Filed 8–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request August 21, 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, 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 September 26, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Agricultural Marketing Service Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–20833 Filed 8–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 21, 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, 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 September 26, 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: National Sheep Industry Improvement Center.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0263.
    Summary of Collection: The National Sheep Industry Improvement 
Center (NSIIC) was initially authorized under the Consolidated Farm and 
Rural Development Act (Act) (Pub. L. 104-127). The initial legislation 
included a provision that privatized the NSIIC 10 years after its 
ratification. Subsequently, the NSIIC was privatized on September 30, 
1996. In 2008, the NSIIC was re-established under Title XI of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 also known as the 2008 Farm Bill. 
Section 11009 of the 2008 Farm Bill repealed the requirement in section 
375(e)(6) of the Act to privatize the NSIIC.
    The management of the NSIIC is vested in a Board of Directors 
(Board) that is appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. The primary 
objective of the NSIIC is to assist U.S. sheep and goat industries by 
strengthening and enhancing the production and marketing of sheep, 
goats, and their products in the United States.
    Need and Use of the Information: Information is collected using the 
forms ``Nominations for Appointments;'' ``Background Information, AD-
755;'' and ``Nominee's Agreement to Serve.'' AMS accepts nominations 
for membership on the Board from national organizations that (1) 
consist primarily of active sheep or goat producers in the United 
States and (2) have the primary interest of sheep or goat production in 
the United States. The information collection requirements in the 
request are essential to carry out the intent of the enabling 
legislation.
    Description of Respondents: National Organizations consisting 
primarily of active sheep or goat producers in the U.S.
    Number of Respondents: 10.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 6.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-20833 Filed 8-26-13; 8:45 am]
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