Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 56208-56209 [2013-22238]

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[FR Doc. 2013–22149 Filed 9–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of Agriculture. 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 request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Cotton Ginning Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by November 12, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0220, by any of the following methods: • Email: 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, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, DATES: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2013 / Notices 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Cotton Ginning Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0220. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2014. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The Cotton Ginning surveys provide cotton ginning statistics from August through February by State to aid in forecasting cotton production. Data collected consists of bales of cotton ginned to date, cotton to be ginned, lint cotton produced, cottonseed produced, cottonseed sold to oil mills, cottonseed used for other uses, number of gins by type, bales produced by county of origin, and cottonseed prices received by producers. The forecasting procedure involves calculating a weighted percent ginned to date as well as an allowance for cross-state movement and bale weight adjustments. Production by State allows adjustments for year-end State and county estimates. Total pounds of lint cotton produced, is used to derive an actual bale weight which increases the precision of production estimates. Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). 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 nonaggregated 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:54 Sep 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. 33376. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to be between 10 to 15 minutes per respondent per survey. Respondents: Active Cotton Gins. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,150 hours. 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, August 22, 2013. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–22238 Filed 9–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:30 a.m. EDT PLACE: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20237. SUBJECT: Notice of Closed Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. SUMMARY: The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session, to be conducted telephonically, to discuss and approve a budget submission for Fiscal Year 2015. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are DATE AND TIME: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56209 considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A–11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency’s public Web site. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Paul Kollmer-Dorsey at (202) 203–4545. Paul Kollmer-Dorsey, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2013–22284 Filed 9–10–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–893] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Administrative Review; 2011–2012 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 12, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (‘‘shrimp’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period of review (‘‘POR’’) from February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012.1 On May 20, 2013, the Department issued a post-preliminary analysis of Zhanjiang Regal Integrated Marine Resources Co., Ltd. (‘‘Regal’’) and preliminarily determined that Regal is eligible for a company-specific revocation.2 AGENCY: 1 See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Administrative Review; 2011–2012, 78 FR 15696 (March 12, 2013) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). 2 See Memorandum To: Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary, Import Administration, From: Christian E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM Continued 12SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of 
Agriculture.

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 request revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Cotton Ginning Survey. Revision to 
burden hours will 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 November 12, 2013 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0220, by any of the following methods:
     Email: 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, DC 
20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South 
Building,

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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. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Cotton Ginning Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0220.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2014.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and 
disposition as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics 
related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. 
The Cotton Ginning surveys provide cotton ginning statistics from 
August through February by State to aid in forecasting cotton 
production. Data collected consists of bales of cotton ginned to date, 
cotton to be ginned, lint cotton produced, cottonseed produced, 
cottonseed sold to oil mills, cottonseed used for other uses, number of 
gins by type, bales produced by county of origin, and cottonseed prices 
received by producers. The forecasting procedure involves calculating a 
weighted percent ginned to date as well as an allowance for cross-state 
movement and bale weight adjustments. Production by State allows 
adjustments for year-end State and county estimates. Total pounds of 
lint cotton produced, is used to derive an actual bale weight which 
increases the precision of production estimates.
    Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 
2204(a). 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. 
33376.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to be between 10 to 15 minutes per respondent 
per survey.
    Respondents: Active Cotton Gins.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 700.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,150 hours.
    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, August 22, 2013.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-22238 Filed 9-11-13; 8:45 am]
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