Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 70258-70259 [2013-28251]

Download as PDF 70258 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Federal Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program (formerly Official Control Program). OMB Control Number: 0579–0365. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701– 7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program has established the following procedures for State (through the National Plant Board (NPB)) to petition the Agency to recognize State-level plant pest regulations and associated action taken as meeting the international criteria for official control and accepted measures to protect an area that would be economically or environmentally endangered by the introduction of a pest. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) defines ‘‘official control’’ as the active enforcement of mandatory phytosanitary regulations and the application of mandatory phytosanitary procedures with the objective of eradication or containment of quarantine pests or for the management of regulated nonquarantine pests. Need and Use of the Information: To obtain a program’s designation as a Federally Recognized State managed Phytosanitary Program, States (through the NPB) must petition APHIS–PPQ to recognize their established or proposed programs to exclude, eradicate or contain a regulated plant pest. The State should provide the following supporting information and documentation: (1) Evidence the pest does not exist in the State; (2) Evidence that the pest could become established or widespread in the State; (3) Evidence that the pest could cause economic and/or VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 environmental harm in the State; (4) A description of the State actions used to maintain and monitor for pest freedom; and (5) A copy of the State or local quarantine regulations that provide enforcement of the appropriate programs. The State should provide the following supporting information and documentation for Regulated NonQuarantine Pests: (1) Evidence that a particular pest could cause significant harm to plant for planting if the pest was not managed through a certification program; (2) Evidence the State has regulatory authority and a program established to manage the levels of the pest in plants for planting that are the hosts for the pest; and (3) A description of State actions to manage the level and or producers’ management of pests in the plants for planting where the pest is maintained below a level that can affect production, health, or marketability of plants for planting. Without the information, APHIS would be less effective in establishing procedures that are used to contain regulated plant pests within the United States. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,399. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28248 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 20, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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), 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 within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Industry Response to Noncompliance Records. OMB Control Number: 0583–0146. Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as provided in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U. S.C. 601 et. seq.), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et. seq.), and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031). These statues mandate that FSIS protect the public by verifying that meat and, poultry products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. If FSIS in-plant personnel discover noncompliance with regulatory requirements they issue Noncompliance Records (NRs). The Noncompliance Record, FSIS Form 5400–4, serves as FSIS’ official record of noncompliance with one or more regulatory requirements. Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will use the form 5400–4 to document their findings and provided written notification of the establishment’s failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s). The establishment management receives a copy of the form and has the opportunity to respond in writing using the Noncompliance Record form. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 6,800. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 136,000. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28251 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Council for Native American Farming and Ranching AGENCY: Office of Tribal Relations, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (CNAFR) a public advisory committee of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR). Notice of the meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). This will be the fifth meeting of the CNAFR and will consist of, but not limited to: Hearing public comments; update on USDA programs and activities; and discussion of committee priorities. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 12th, 2013 from 8: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and December 13th, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public. Note that a period for public comment will be held on December 11th, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting and public comment period will be held at the Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. WRITTEN COMMENTS: Written comments may be submitted to: John Lowery, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Tribal Relations (OTR), 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Whitten Bldg., 500–A, Washington, DC 20250; by Fax: (202) 720–1058; or by email: John.Lowery@osec.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to John Lowery, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Tribal (OTR), 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Whitten Bldg., 500–A, Washington, DC 20250; by Fax: (202) 720–1058 or email: John.Lowery@ osec.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), USDA established an advisory council for Native American farmers and ranchers. The CNAFR is a discretionary advisory committee established under sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, in furtherance of the settlement agreement in Keepseagle v. Vilsack that was granted final approval by the District Court for the District of Columbia on April 28, 2011. The CNAFR will operate under the provisions of the FACA and report to the Secretary of Agriculture. The purpose of the CNAFR is (1) to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on issues related to the participation of Native American farmers and ranchers in USDA farm loan programs; (2) to transmit recommendations concerning any changes to FSA regulations or internal guidance or other measures that would eliminate barriers to program participation for Native American farmers and ranchers; (3) to examine methods of maximizing the number of new farming and ranching opportunities created through the farm loan program through enhanced extension and financial literacy services; (4) to examine methods of encouraging intergovernmental cooperation to mitigate the effects of land tenure and probate issues on the delivery of USDA farm loan programs; (5) to evaluate other methods of creating new farming or ranching opportunities for Native American producers; and (6) to address other related issues as deemed appropriate. The Secretary of Agriculture selected a diverse group of members representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing solutions to the challenges of the aforementioned purposes. Equal opportunity practices were considered in all appointments to the CNAFR in accordance with USDA policies. The Secretary selected the members in May 2012. Interested persons may present views, orally or in writing, on issues relating to agenda topics before the CNAFR. Written submissions may be submitted to the contact person on or before December 6, 2013. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 11th. Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the issue they wish to present and the names and addresses of proposed participants by December 6, 2013. All oral presentations will be given three (3) to five (5) minutes depending on the number of participants. OTR will also make meeting room and all agenda topics available to the public via the OTR Web site: https:// www.usda.gov/tribalrelations no later than 10 business days before the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70259 meeting and at the meeting. In addition, the minutes from the meeting will be posted on the OTR Web site. OTR welcomes the attendance of the public at the CNAFR meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact John Lowery, at least 10 business days in advance of the meeting. Dated: November 15, 2013. Leslie Wheelock, Director, Office of Tribal Relations. [FR Doc. 2013–28176 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FV–13–0075] 2013–2015 Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; call for nominations. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a call for nominations to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The charter for the Committee was re-established for the 2013–2015 two-year term. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before December 26, 2013. SUMMARY: Nominations should be sent to Charles W. Parrott, Deputy Administrator, Fruit and Vegetable Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2077–S, Stop 0235, Washington, DC 20250–0235; Facsimile: (202) 720–0016. Email: Charles.parrott@ams.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Stanziani, Designated Federal Official; Phone: (202) 690–0182; Email: Pamela.stanziani@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture has reestablished the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee for two years. The purpose of the Committee is to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and provide suggestions and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its programs to better meet the fruit and vegetable ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70258-70259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28251]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 20, 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), 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 within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the 
submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8958.
    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.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

    Title: Industry Response to Noncompliance Records.
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0146.
    Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service 
(FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of 
the Secretary as provided in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 
U. S.C. 601 et. seq.), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 
U.S.C. 451, et. seq.), and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 
U.S.C. 1031). These statues mandate that FSIS protect the public by 
verifying that meat and, poultry products are safe, wholesome, not 
adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. If FSIS in-plant 
personnel discover noncompliance with regulatory requirements they 
issue Noncompliance Records (NRs). The Noncompliance Record, FSIS Form 
5400-4, serves as FSIS' official record of noncompliance with one or 
more regulatory requirements.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will use the form 5400-4 to 
document their findings and provided written notification of the 
establishment's failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s). The 
establishment management receives a copy of the form and has the 
opportunity to respond in writing using the Noncompliance Record form.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 6,800.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.

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    Total Burden Hours: 136,000.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-28251 Filed 11-22-13; 8:45 am]
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