Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee, 74102-74103 [2013-29348]

Download as PDF maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 74102 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Notices Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), 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 regulations in 7 CFR 301.74–5 permit owners of commercial stone fruit orchards and owners of fruit tree nurseries to receive compensation under certain circumstances. Owners of commercial stone fruit orchards may receive compensation for losses associated with trees destroyed to control plum pox pursuant to an emergency action notification (EAN) issued by the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Owners of fruit tree nurseries may receive compensation for net revenue losses associated with movement or sale of nursery stock prohibited under an EAN issued by APHIS with respect to regulated articles within the nursery in order to control plum pox. Plum Pox is an extremely serious viral disease of plants that can affect many stone fruit species, including plum, peach, apricot, almond, and nectarine. APHIS will collect information using form PPQ 651 Application for Plum Pox Compensation and PPQ 523 Emergency Action Notification. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect the owner’s name and address, a description of the owner’s property, and a certification statement that the trees removed from the owner’s property were stone fruit trees from commercial fruit orchards or fruit tree nurseries. For claims made by owners of stone fruit orchards, the completed application must be accompanied by a copy of the EAN ordering the destruction of their trees, the notification’s accompanying inventory describing the acreage and ages of trees removed and documentation verifying that the destruction of the trees have been completed and the date of that completion. For claims made by owners of fruit tree nurseries, the completed application must be accompanied by a copy of the EAN prohibiting the same or movement of the nursery stock, the notification’s accompanying inventory describing the total number of trees covered by the EAN, their age and variety, and documentation indicating the final disposition of the nursery stock. Without the information APHIS would be unable to compensate eligible grove and nursery owners for their losses. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:48 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 2,512. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 89. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Interstate Movement of Fruit from Hawaii OMB Control Number: 0579–0331 Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), 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 Hawaii fruit and vegetables regulations contained in 7 CFR 318.13–1 through 318.13–25 govern, among other things, the interstate movement of fruits and vegetables from Hawaii. These regulations are necessary to prevent the spread of plant diseases and pest that occur in Hawaii but not on the mainland United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations allow mangosteen, dragon fruit, melon, pods of cowpea and its relatives, breadfruit, jackfruit, and fresh drumstick tree pods to be moved interstate from Hawaii under certain conditions to the mainland United States while continuing to provide protection against the spread of plant pests from Hawaii in the continental United States. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information using PPQ 530 and 540 forms to prevent the interstate spread of a number of destructive and economically damaging agricultural pests. If APHIS did not collect this information the effectiveness of APHIS’ Hawaiian fruits and vegetables quarantine program would be severely compromised and could result in millions of dollars in damage to American agriculture. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 110. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 545. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29435 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice to solicit nominees. AGENCY: The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets annually to advise GIPSA on the programs and services it delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help GIPSA better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace. SUMMARY: GIPSA will consider nominations received by January 24, 2014. DATES: Submit nominations for the Advisory Committee by completing form AD–755 and mail to: • Terri L. Henry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Mail Stop 3611, Washington, DC 20250–3611, or • FAX: 202–690–2173 Form AD–755 may be obtained via USDA’s Web site: http:// www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD755.pdf. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri L. Henry, telephone (202) 205– 8281 or email Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 21 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 87j), as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) established the Advisory Committee on September 29, 1981, to provide advice to the GIPSA Administrator on implementation of the USGSA. The current authority for the Advisory Committee expires on September 30, 2015. As specified in the USGSA, each member’s term is 3 years and no member may serve successive terms. The Advisory Committee consists of 15 members, appointed by the Secretary, who represent the interests of grain producers, processors, handlers, merchandisers, consumers, exporters, and scientists with expertise in research related to the policies in section 2 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 74). While members of the Advisory Committee serve without E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Notices compensation, USDA reimburses them for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, for travel away from their homes or regular places of business in performance of Advisory Committee service (see 5 U.S.C. 5703). A list of current Advisory Committee members and other relevant information are available on the GIPSA Web site at http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/fgis/ adcommit.html. GIPSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee to replace seven members whose terms will expire May 2014. Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that recommendations of the Advisory Committee take into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the USDA, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The final selection of Advisory Committee members and alternates is made by the Secretary. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–29348 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service (RHS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; Comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the above-named Agency to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Community Facilities Grant Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 10, 2014 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derek L. Jones, Loan Specialist, Community Programs, RHS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Mail Stop 0787, Washington, DC 20250–0787. Telephone: (202) 720–1504. Email: derek.jones@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:48 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 Title: Community Facilities Grant Program. OMB Number: 0575–0173. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2014. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Community Programs, a division of the Rural Housing Service (RHS), is part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development mission area. The Agency is authorized by Section 306(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926), as amended, to make grants to public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes to develop essential community facilities and services for public use in rural areas. These facilities include schools, libraries, child care, hospitals, clinics, assisted-living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings, and transportation. Through its Community Programs, the Department of Agriculture is striving to ensure that such facilities are readily available to all rural communities. Information will be collected by the field offices from applicants, consultants, lenders, and public entities. The collection of information is considered the minimum necessary to effectively evaluate the overall scope of the project. Failure to collect information could have an adverse impact on effectively carrying out the mission, administration, processing, and program requirements. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.00 hours per response. Respondents: Public bodies, nonprofit corporations and associations, and federally recognized Indian tribes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 922. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.27. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,015 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,030 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0040. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74103 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 may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave. 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: November 27, 2013. Richard A. Davis, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2013–29364 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Proposed collection; Comments requested. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Fire and Rescue Loans. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 10, 2014 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derek L. Jones, Loan Specialist, Community Programs Division, RHS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 0787, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0787. Telephone (202) 720–1504. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMTION: Title: Fire and Rescue Loans. OMB Number: 0575–0120. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2014. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Fire and Rescue Loan program is authorized by Section 306 of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74102-74103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29348]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain 
Inspection Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION: Notice to solicit nominees.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, 
Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking nominations 
for individuals to serve on the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory 
Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets annually 
to advise GIPSA on the programs and services it delivers under the U.S. 
Grain Standards Act (USGSA). Recommendations by the Advisory Committee 
help GIPSA better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a 
dynamic and changing marketplace.

DATES: GIPSA will consider nominations received by January 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations for the Advisory Committee by completing 
form AD-755 and mail to:
     Terri L. Henry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., Mail Stop 3611, Washington, DC 20250-3611, or
     FAX: 202-690-2173
    Form AD-755 may be obtained via USDA's Web site: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD-755.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri L. Henry, telephone (202) 205-
8281 or email Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 21 of the USGSA (7 
U.S.C. 87j), as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) 
established the Advisory Committee on September 29, 1981, to provide 
advice to the GIPSA Administrator on implementation of the USGSA. The 
current authority for the Advisory Committee expires on September 30, 
2015. As specified in the USGSA, each member's term is 3 years and no 
member may serve successive terms.
    The Advisory Committee consists of 15 members, appointed by the 
Secretary, who represent the interests of grain producers, processors, 
handlers, merchandisers, consumers, exporters, and scientists with 
expertise in research related to the policies in section 2 of the USGSA 
(7 U.S.C. 74). While members of the Advisory Committee serve without

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compensation, USDA reimburses them for travel expenses, including per 
diem in lieu of subsistence, for travel away from their homes or 
regular places of business in performance of Advisory Committee service 
(see 5 U.S.C. 5703).
    A list of current Advisory Committee members and other relevant 
information are available on the GIPSA Web site at http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/fgis/adcommit.html.
    GIPSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the 
Advisory Committee to replace seven members whose terms will expire May 
2014.
    Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, 
color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical 
disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that 
recommendations of the Advisory Committee take into account the needs 
of the diverse groups served by the USDA, membership shall include, to 
the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to 
represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
    The final selection of Advisory Committee members and alternates is 
made by the Secretary.

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-29348 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
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