Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 68022-68023 [2013-27097]

Download as PDF 68022 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices The regulations in 7 CFR chapter III are intended, among other things, to prevent the introduction or dissemination of plant pests and noxious weeds into or within the United States. Under those regulations, certain plants, fruits, vegetables, and other articles must be treated before they may be moved into the United States or interstate. The phytosanitary treatments regulations in part 305 of 7 CFR chapter III set out standards for treatments required in parts 301, 318, and 319 of 7 CFR chapter III for fruits, vegetables, and other articles. In § 305.2, paragraph (b) states that approved treatment schedules are set out in the Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Treatment Manual.1 Section 305.3 sets out a process for adding, revising, or removing treatment schedules in the PPQ Treatment Manual. In that section, paragraph (b) sets out the process for adding, revising, or removing treatment schedules when there is an immediate need to make a change. The circumstances in which an immediate need exists are described in § 305.3(b)(1). They are: • PPQ has determined that an approved treatment schedule is ineffective at neutralizing the targeted plant pest(s). • PPQ has determined that, in order to neutralize the targeted plant pest(s), the treatment schedule must be administered using a different process than was previously used. • PPQ has determined that a new treatment schedule is effective, based on efficacy data, and that ongoing trade in a commodity or commodities may be adversely impacted unless the new treatment schedule is approved for use. • The use of a treatment schedule is no longer authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or by any other Federal entity. In accordance with § 305.3(b), we published a notice 2 in the Federal Register on June 18, 2013 (78 FR 36507– 36508, Docket No. APHIS–2013–0007), announcing our determination that a new methyl bromide treatment schedule to mitigate risk from two fruit fly species, Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) and Anastrepha fraterculus (South sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 The Treatment Manual is available on the Internet at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/ import_export/plants/manuals/index.shtml or by contacting the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Manuals Unit, 92 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 200, Frederick, MD 21702. 2 To view the notice and the treatment evaluation document, go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0007. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 American fruit fly) is effective, based on evidence presented in a treatment evaluation document (TED) we made available with the notice. We also determined that the ongoing trade of blueberries would be adversely impacted unless the new treatment schedule is approved for use. The treatment was added to the PPQ Treatment Manual, but was subject to change or removal based on public comment. We solicited comments on the notice for 60 days ending August 19, 2013. We received no comments by that date. Therefore, in accordance with the regulations in § 305.3(b)(3), we are affirming our addition of a methyl bromide treatment schedule to mitigate risk from C. capitata and A. fraterculus, as described in the TED made available with the previous notice. The treatment schedule is numbered T101-i-1–2. The treatment schedule will be listed in the PPQ Treatment Manual, which is available as described in footnote 1 of this document. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 6th day of November 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–27134 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural BusinessCooperative Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 4284, subpart G, Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 13, 2014 to be considered. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chad Parker, Deputy Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA, Room 4016-South, MS 3252, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720–7558, Email chad.parker@ wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Rural Business Opportunity Grants. OMB Number: 0570–0024. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2014. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The objective of the Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG) program is to promote sustainable economic development in rural areas. This purpose is achieved through grants made by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) to public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian Tribes on Federal or State reservations and other Federally-recognized tribal groups, and cooperatives whose members are primarily rural residents to pay costs of economic development planning and technical assistance for rural businesses. The regulations contain various requirements for information from grant applicants and recipients. The information requested is necessary for RBS to be able to process applications in a responsible manner, make prudent program decisions, and effectively monitor the grantees’ activities to ensure that funds obtained from the Government are used appropriately. Objectives include gathering information to determine the eligibility and financial capability of the applicant, to determine the eligibility of the proposed use of funds, to assess the quality of the project for evaluation and grant selection, and to monitor grantees to ensure funds are used in accordance with approved scopes of work and applicable laws and regulations. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 7.4 hours per response. Respondents: Public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian Tribes on Federal and State reservations and other Federally-recognized tribal groups, and cooperatives whose members are primarily rural residents. Estimated Number of Respondents: 267. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 9. Estimated Number of Responses: 1971. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,842.25. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, (202) 692–0040. E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Rural BusinessCooperative Service, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of Rural Business-Cooperative Service’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, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments on the paperwork burden may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0742. 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. Dated: September 26, 2013. Lillian Salerno, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2013–27097 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 131022882–3882–01] Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2014 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2014 Annual Surveys consist of the Annual Survey of Manufactures, the Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS), and the Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey. We have determined that annual data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions, and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from these surveys, most of sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 which have been conducted for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will furnish report forms to organizations included in the surveys. Additional copies are available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–0101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mendel D. Gayle, Chief, Manufacturing and Construction Division at (301) 763– 4587 or by email at mendel.d.gayle@ census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau is authorized to conduct mandatory surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses authorized by Title 13, United States Code, sections 61, 81, 131, 182, 193, 224, and 225. These surveys will provide continuing and timely national statistical data on manufacturing for the period between economic censuses. The data collected in the surveys will be within the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic census. The next economic census will be conducted for the year 2017. Annual Survey of Manufactures The Annual Survey of Manufactures collects industry statistics, such as total value of shipments, employment, payroll, workers’ hours, capital expenditures, cost of materials consumed, supplemental labor costs, and so forth. This survey is conducted on a sample basis, and covers all manufacturing industries, including data on plants under construction but not yet in operation. All data items are collected on a mandatory basis under the authority of Title 13, United States Code. Business R&D and Innovation Survey The Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) measures spending on research and development activities by United States businesses. This survey replaced the Survey of Industrial Research and Development that had been collected since the 1950’s. The BRDIS collects global as well as domestic spending information, more detailed information about the R&D workforce, and information regarding innovation and intellectual property from U.S. businesses. The Census Bureau collects and compiles this information in accordance with a joint project agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Census Bureau. The NSF posts the joint project’s information results on their PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68023 Web site. All data items are collected on a mandatory basis under the authority of Title 13, United States Code. Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey The Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey collects data on sales and unfilled orders in order to provide annual benchmarks for unfilled orders for the monthly Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey. The Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) provides annual benchmarks for the shipments and inventory data collected in the M3 monthly survey. The Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey data will also be used to determine whether it is necessary to collect unfilled orders data for specific industries on a monthly basis; some industries are not requested to provide unfilled orders data on the M3 Survey. All data items are collected on a mandatory basis under the authority of Title 13, United States Code. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 45, OMB approved the annual surveys under the following OMB control numbers: Annual Survey of Manufactures, 0607–0449; Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 0607–0912; and Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey, 0607–0561. Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Dated: November 6, 2013. John H. Thompson, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2013–27177 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 131029910–3910–01] Annual Wholesale Trade Survey Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-27097]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's intention to 
request an extension for a currently approved information collection in 
support of the program for 7 CFR part 4284, subpart G, Rural Business 
Opportunity Grant Program.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 13, 2014 to 
be considered.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chad Parker, Deputy Administrator, 
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA, Room 4016-South, MS 3252, 
1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-
7558, Email chad.parker@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Rural Business Opportunity Grants.
    OMB Number: 0570-0024.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2014.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The objective of the Rural Business Opportunity Grant 
(RBOG) program is to promote sustainable economic development in rural 
areas. This purpose is achieved through grants made by the Rural 
Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) to public bodies, non-profit 
corporations, Indian Tribes on Federal or State reservations and other 
Federally-recognized tribal groups, and cooperatives whose members are 
primarily rural residents to pay costs of economic development planning 
and technical assistance for rural businesses. The regulations contain 
various requirements for information from grant applicants and 
recipients. The information requested is necessary for RBS to be able 
to process applications in a responsible manner, make prudent program 
decisions, and effectively monitor the grantees' activities to ensure 
that funds obtained from the Government are used appropriately. 
Objectives include gathering information to determine the eligibility 
and financial capability of the applicant, to determine the eligibility 
of the proposed use of funds, to assess the quality of the project for 
evaluation and grant selection, and to monitor grantees to ensure funds 
are used in accordance with approved scopes of work and applicable laws 
and regulations.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 7.4 hours per response.
    Respondents: Public bodies, non-profit corporations, Indian Tribes 
on Federal and State reservations and other Federally-recognized tribal 
groups, and cooperatives whose members are primarily rural residents.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 267.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 9.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1971.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,842.25.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne 
Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, (202) 692-0040.

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Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, including whether the information 
will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of Rural Business-
Cooperative Service'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, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Comments on the paperwork burden may be sent to Jeanne 
Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Rural Development, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20250-0742. 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.

    Dated: September 26, 2013.
Lillian Salerno,
Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
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