Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 67099-67100 [2013-26793]

Download as PDF 67099 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 217 Friday, November 8, 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 4, 2013. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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 20502. 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 December 9, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. Rural Business—Cooperative Service Title: Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program OMB Control Number: 0570–0035 Summary of Collection: The information collected is necessary to implement Section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 940(c)) that established a loan and grant program. Rural Business Service (RBS) mission is to improve the quality of life in rural America by financing community facilities and businesses, providing technical assistance and creating effective strategies for rural development. Under this program, zero interest loans and grants are provided to electric and telecommunications utilities that have borrowed funds from RUS. The purpose of the program is to encourage these electric and telecommunications utilities to promote rural economic development and job creation projects such as business startup costs, business expansion, community development, and business incubator projects. Need and Use of the Information: RBS needs this collected information to select the projects it believes will provide the most long-term economic benefit to rural areas. The selection process is competitive and RBS has generally received more applications than it could fund. RBS also needs to make sure the funds are used for the intended purpose, and in the case of the loan, the funds will be repaid. RBS must determine that loans made from revolving loan funds established with grants are used for eligible purposes. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit Institutions; business or other forprofit; Number of Respondents: 120 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion, annually Total Burden Hours: 4,968 Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–26794 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 4, 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 December 9, 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. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 67100 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agricultural Marketing Service DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Title: USDA Food Connect Web site. OMB Control Number: 0581–0224. Summary of Collection: The USDA Food Connect Web site (previously known as the USDA Food and Commodity Connection Web site) operates pursuant to the authority of Section 32 of Public Law 320, Section 8 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1777) and the National School Lunch Program, 7 CFR part 210. It was developed to assist the institutional food service community across the United States. The Web site focuses on providing information to institutional food service professions, as well as providing a platform for processors and brokers to post information about their processed USDA supplied commodities and other commercial food products available for institutional food service purchase. The USDA Food Connect Web site provides food related associations a location to provide information on services and materials available from the organization. The Web site is a public Web site and the information provided is considered as public information. Need and Use of the Information: The USDA Food Connect Web site will collect all information electronically at one time upon registration. Each new user must create their individual login and password. There are four primary types of users; institutional food service professionals, processors, brokers and food related associations. The Food Connect Web site is designed as a central location in which institutional food service professionals, who provide meals in institutional settings, can locate processors who manufacture foods utilizing USDA provided commodities, brokers who represent the processors, and food related associations. No information is collected from a user when they access the Web site as a guest. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms; State, Local & Tribal governments. Number of Respondents: 1,215. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (One Time). Total Burden Hours: 297. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–26793 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 [Docket No. APHIS–2012–0025] Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc.; Availability of Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Apples Genetically Engineered to Resist Browning Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is making available for public comment our plant pest risk assessment and our draft environmental assessment regarding a request from Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc., seeking a determination of nonregulated status of apple events designated as events GD743 and GS784, which have been genetically engineered to resist browning. We are soliciting comments on whether these genetically engineered apples are likely to pose a plant pest risk. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ # !documentDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0025. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2012–0025, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at https:// www.regulations.gov/ # !docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0025 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 are also available on the APHIS Web site at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/ biotechnology/petitions_table_ pending.shtml under APHIS Petition Number 10–161–01p. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Rebecca Stankiewicz Gabel, Chief, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 supporting documents for this 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 has received a petition (APHIS Petition Number 10–161–01p) from Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc., (Okanagan) of British Columbia, Canada, seeking a determination of nonregulated status of apples (Malus x domestica) designated as events GD743 and GS784, which have been genetically engineered to resist browning. The petition stated that these apples are unlikely to pose a plant pest risk and, therefore, should not be a regulated article under APHIS’ regulations in 7 CFR Part 340. According to our process 1 for soliciting public comment when considering petitions for determinations of nonregulated status of GE organisms, APHIS accepts written comments regarding a petition once APHIS deems it complete. In a notice 2 published in 1 On March 6, 2012, APHIS published in the Federal Register (77 FR 13258–13260, Docket No. APHIS–2011–0129) a notice describing our public review process for soliciting public comments and information when considering petitions for determinations of nonregulated status for GE organisms. To view the notice, go to https:// www.regulations.gov/# !docketDetail;D=APHIS2011-0129. 2 To view the notice, the petition, and the comments we received, go to https:// E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 4, 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 December 9, 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.

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Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: USDA Food Connect Web site.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0224.
    Summary of Collection: The USDA Food Connect Web site (previously 
known as the USDA Food and Commodity Connection Web site) operates 
pursuant to the authority of Section 32 of Public Law 320, Section 8 of 
the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1777) and the National 
School Lunch Program, 7 CFR part 210. It was developed to assist the 
institutional food service community across the United States. The Web 
site focuses on providing information to institutional food service 
professions, as well as providing a platform for processors and brokers 
to post information about their processed USDA supplied commodities and 
other commercial food products available for institutional food service 
purchase. The USDA Food Connect Web site provides food related 
associations a location to provide information on services and 
materials available from the organization. The Web site is a public Web 
site and the information provided is considered as public information.
    Need and Use of the Information: The USDA Food Connect Web site 
will collect all information electronically at one time upon 
registration. Each new user must create their individual login and 
password. There are four primary types of users; institutional food 
service professionals, processors, brokers and food related 
associations. The Food Connect Web site is designed as a central 
location in which institutional food service professionals, who provide 
meals in institutional settings, can locate processors who manufacture 
foods utilizing USDA provided commodities, brokers who represent the 
processors, and food related associations. No information is collected 
from a user when they access the Web site as a guest.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms; 
State, Local & Tribal governments.
    Number of Respondents: 1,215.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (One Time).
    Total Burden Hours: 297.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-26793 Filed 11-7-13; 8:45 am]
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